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Publication Date: 04-10-2013
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Wednesday, April 10, 2013 50¢ Plus tax Vol. 104 No. 43 13.71 feetLast Year: 12.06 feet Lake Levels See page 4 for information about how to contact this newspaper.Driver’s license of ce future still uncertain ... Page 2 Okeechobee News/ Katrina ElskenFollow the leader ...Spring brings new life to Florida. Hatchling Sandhill Cranes follow their parents as they learn to search for food. For more on local wildlife, see page 5. By Eric KoppOkeechobee News A woman, and a male renter, were both arrested on felony drug charges after a search warrant was executed Monday morning by the Okeechobee Narcotics Task Force. Dawna Lashay Hopewell, 30, N.W. Sixth St., Okeechobee, was arrested Monday, April 8, on a felony charge of possession of a controlled substance (amphetamine) without a prescription. She was also arrested on misdemeanor charges of possession of a legend drug without a prescription (six counts), possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of marijuana under 20 grams. She was booked into the Okeechobee County Jail under a $13,000 bond. Also arrested in the home was Rjay Armstrong, 29. He was charged with the felony of possession of a controlled substance (amphetamine) and the misdemeanors of possession of marijuana under 20 grams and possession of drug paraphernalia. He was also booked into the county jail. His bond was set at 3 arrested in early morning drug raidSee DRUG — Page 5 Rjay Amrstrong Dawna Hopewell By Charles M. MurphyOkeechobee News The annual Florida uniform traf c citation report issued in March shows a near 6 percent increase in Okeechobee County in 2012 and an increase of nearly 24 percent in Glades County. Okeechobee drivers faced 863 criminal charges in 2012, a slight decrease from 911 cases in 2011. The most common criminal charge was DUI, 108, driving on a suspended license, 279 and driving without a license, 311 cases. There were 1,107 speeding tickets issued last year: 699 by Florida Highway Patrol Troopers; 249 by city police; and, 149 by sheriff's deputies. In 2011 there were 1,040 speeding tickets issued with 669 by troopers, 173 by city of cers and 147 by sheriff's deputies. The report said there were 1,496 non-moving infractions written by law enforcement in Traf c citations increase slightly in 2012See TRAFFIC — Page 5 Man accused of ling bogus insurance claim ... Page 7 Softball team seniors honored ... Page 18 Chamber lawsuit resolved ... Page 2

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By Pete GawdaOkeechobee News What will become of the drivers’ license of ce in Okeechobee? The Okeechobee County Commissioners haven’t decided w here to house a drivers’ license of ce once the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (FDHSMV) closes its Okeechobee of ce. To further complicate things there is an apparent misunderstanding with the FDHSMV as to when that closing will take place. Two different sources within the FDHSMV are telling two different stories. In response to an inquiry from the Okeechobee News, Kirsten Olsen-Doolan, press relations person for FDHSMV replied by e-mail that the Okeechobee drivers license of ce is slated to close on Nov. 11, 2014. However, Okeechobee County Tax Collector Celeste Watford has a source in DHSMV who told her that the Okeechobee of ce would close on Jan. 11, 2014. Whatever date that the state actually closes the of ce, it is certain that the following day the Okeechobee County Tax Collector will be responsible for issuing driver’s licenses in Okeechobee. That is, if the county does not enter an interlocal agreement with an adjoining tax collector. The transition plan from state to local issuance of drivers licenses published by the FDHSMV recommends that six small counties be allowed to apply for an exception if the tax collector is unable to assume drivers licenses services. Those counties are: Gadsden, Gulf, Holmes, Jackson, Okeechobee and Walton. The transition plan suggest that those six counties enter into interlocal agreements with an adjoining tax collector for issuance of drivers licenses. However, it appears that a county must rst attempt to issue drivers licenses before that county can opt out of the program. The plan states, “In the event that a small county encounters a nancial obligation after taking on driver license issuance duties, consideration must be given to allow these counties to opt out of providing the services.” However, the transition plan goes on to recommend that if a county opts out of the program, that an interlcoal agreement should be considered. Keeping the drivers license of ce at its present location may be a viable option after all and the commissioners may consider this. As to breaking the lease at the present location, it is easier for the state to break a lease than for private businesses and individuals to break their leases. The way some state leases are written, including the one for the Okeechobee drivers license of ce, there is a clause that says the lease is dependant on continued funding from the legislature. Therefore, whatever date is nally decided on for the of ce closure, the legislature will probably vote to stop funding effective that date. Driver’s license situation still confusing By Pete GawdaOkeechobee News “It’s over with, I feel pretty comfortable,” said Ray Worley after winning his lawsuit against the Okeechobee County Chamber of Commerce. “It wasn’t about money, it was about doing right.” The original organization that occupied the building at the intersection of Parrott A venue and Park Street, the Okeechobee County Chamber of Commerce, has been inactive for some time. A completely separate organization, the Chamber of Commerce of Okeechobee County was recently formed and now occupies that building. The city owned building used by the Okeechobee County Chamber of Commerce was seized by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) for tax liens from 2001 to 2009 totaling over $105,000. Even though that organization was nonpro t, it had employees and was required to pay certain taxes. The contents of the building were auctioned by the IRS to settle those tax liens. Then the city leased the building to the Chamber of Commerce of Okeechobee County. According to documents led in circuit court, Mr. Worley, past president of the Okeechobee County Chamber of Commerce, tried to help that organization straighten out its records, but ended up being trespassed from the building and having his membership revoked. In a letter addressed to Candace Burke, executive director of the Okeechobee County Chamber of Commerce, dated May 29, 2009, Mr. Worley requested access to a list of documents including minutes for the previous three years, all treasurer’s reports for the previous three years, all income and expense statements for the past three years and the current membership list. The letter went on to cite the applicable Florida Statutes (FS) that describe the records a corporation is required to keep and the right of that corporation’s members to have access to those documents. Mr. Worley claimed that he was trying to help the organization and that many members did not know about the problems with the IRS. In response, Mr. Worley received a letter dated June 8, 2009, signed by Matthew Buxton, president of the Okeechobee County Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, denying his request for information and returning the reminder of his membership dues. Mr. Buxton stated that it was the policy of the organization that no copies of records leave the of ce and that there were no improprieties in the operation of the organization. An Okeechobee Police Department report dated June 10, 2009, led by Of cer Phillip Eddings stated that on that date he was asked that Mr. Worley be trespassed from the chamber building due to an altercation on June 8. In court documents Mr. Worley stated that he was not in the chamber building on June 8 and was not involved in an altercation on that date. Now that Mr. Worley has won his case, he can freely go into the building and offer his services to the Chamber of Commerce of Okeechobee County. He said he was looking forward to working with of cials of the current chamber. Mr. Worley is very much concerned about promoting economic development in the area. Now that his legal battles are behind him Mr. Worley is now free to pursue one of his dreams, the organization of a completely separate chamber of commerce, the Okeechobee Area Chamber of Commerce. This chamber would serve the southern part of Osceola County, southward to the east and west sides of Lake Okeechobee. He has stated that his concerns are developing tourism, education and small business development in rural areas not currently served by a chamber of commerce. 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I RSC Student Spotlight S pecial to the Okeechobee News Stephanie Summers says seeing is believi ng. The Okeechobee resident and Indian R iver State College nursing student learns b est when actually caring for a patient and e nthusiastically exclaims, “I love applying w hat I learn!” Summers is gaining hands-on e xperience in clinical practicums at Lawnw ood Pavilion, Indian River Medical Center and Raulerson Hospital. She will graduate with her Associate Degree in Nursing in May 2014 and plans to continue her education at IRSC in the Bachelors Degree in Nursing program. “I’m sticking with IRSC. The small class sizes are most important for me and the fact that teachers know your name and who you are as a person,” she said. “The tuition price is great.” An excellent student, the 26-year-old mother is busy with her 5-year-old son but still maintains a 3.5 “A” grade point average. This and other accomplishments contributed to her selection as a member of the 2013 All-Florida Academic Team of Florida’s best students. She is a member of a study group at the IRSC Dixon Hendry Center in Okeechobee, keeping herself and other studies focused on their course work. A certi ed nursing assistant, she is a member of her church choir and a former player on the Okeechobee County softball team. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 FRIDAY, APRIL 12, 4–7 P.M. JOIN US FORsurf & turf FIND THE RECIPE FOR HERB-RUBBED SURF & TURF WITH LOADED MASHED POTATOES AT PUBLIX.COM/APRONS. 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** 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 3 Okeechobee News A pril 10, 2013 Nursing student on All-Florida Academic Team By Eric KoppOkeechobee News The Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Of ce (OCSO) will hold its annual Law Enforcement Torch Run and barbecue rib dinner to bene t Special Olympics on Friday, April 26. Runners will leave the sheriff’s of ce at 9 am. and traverse U.S. 441 to the Publix Supermarket parking lot, where the run will end. The run is open to anyone, not just law enforcement members. The only stipulation is all runners must wear a Law Enforcement Torch Run T-shirt, which is free to participants. Following the run, OCSO personnel will host a rib dinner from 10:30 a.m. until 2 p.m. in the Publix parking lot Diners can enjoy a half-rack rib dinner for $10, or a whole rack of ribs for $20. Delivery will also be available. OCSO Public Information Of cer Michele Bell said tickets can be purchased in advance or on the day of the event. To take part in the run or for information on the dinner, contact Mrs. Bell at 863-7633117. Run, dinner bene ts Special Olympics, April 26 Stephanie Summers Special to the Okeechobee NewDAR installed the new of cers for 2013-14Okeechobee Chapter Daughter of the American Revolution (DAR) Chaplain, Jane Juday, installed the new of cers for 2013-14 on April 6 at the Library. Left to right are: Kenna Noonan (secretary); Betsy Cheney (treasurer); Sue George (regent); Julie Turner (honorary regent); and, Jane Juday. Not pictured is Debbie Clemons (vice regent).

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Smoking at school Staffers who work at the new school, Okeechobee Achievement Academy, have t o go off campus to smoke. High school s taffers go to their cars. Why are adults allowed to smoke at a middle school in an area that students pass through? This needs t o be changed.  Smoking should not be allowed on s chool grounds, period. We don’t want the s tudents to smoke and the adults should not b e setting a bad example.Obama According to an article from a newspaper in Hawaii, Obama’s Christmas vacation c ost the American taxpayers about $5 million, when you consider Air Force One, extra c osts for Secret Service, etc. He throws millions of dollars of our money away having a good time then expects to be praised for giving back a few thousand?  If a President is a just leader, the people will follow and prosper. If a President is c aught up in his own image, is sel sh, comes t o display disregard in the fall of our great nat ion, so too the masses will follow him right off the cliff. A nation divided will fall and t here seems an agenda to this regime’s push t o bring separation and arguing among the people. I voted for Obama in 2008. I joyed at watching his inauguration. But as time passed, I began to see things which brought me great concern and eventually realized I had fed into and voted for a very cunning and charismatic individual versus the leader I had thought him to be. I am not a “hater.” I’m someone who nally woke up. And I am t hankful this is Obama’s last term and pray w e get a just and humble leader in 2016. T urn signals Consideration is key, as with most t hings. Also, you can be ticketed for not signaling a turn. The incidence of driving for miles with your turn signal on often results from a curvy turn where, after implementing, the device doesn’t cancel automatically. Sometimes I have not heard the clicking and my passenger will tell me it’s on.  How many drivers actually recognize hand signals anymore? I had to use them for a little while when I didn’t have turn signals on the motorcycle and it seemed to do no good. I would get awkward stares or people would wave back.  My theory is that ALL motorcycles are invisible to drivers at one time or another. Unfortunately, some of those times are very inopportune for the motorcyclist! Also, not using signals are not that big of a deal to me. I recall daily morning rides to Boca and the driver of the car passing me would be smoking a cigarette, drinking a cup of coffee and talking on a cell phone.  I wonder if the hand signal instructions are included on a written drivers test anymore.  I believe the signals are still in the drivers manual because they are the signals that should be used if you are riding a bicycle on the street.Slow drivers If the speed limit sign states 55 mph, it does not mean 40. We have to be at work on time or a doctor’s appointment, so please remember how to drive properly.  If a speed limit is posted that means it is the limit of the speed that you are legally allowed to travel. If there is no minimum posted, then I believe there is no minimum. I lived in Florida for 18 years and believe me there is not much difference in driving habits between Floridians and northerners if you are familiar with the territory. You may call the low speed irritating but I think driving cautiously has its merits. I’m sure you don’t care whether the old couple is staying in the turn lane because they’re not sure just where their destination address is, but it’s pretty certain if they weren’t being careful, something worse would happen. You’ll get old someday. Meanwhile, if the increase in traf c slows you up, get some sense and leave home earlier. I can’t gure on covering 2 miles along 28th Street in Grand Rapids as quickly as 2 miles out here in the country.  When I’m driving in another state, let’s say I’m not familiar with the area and I slow down or turn at the last minute without using a turn signal, I wave, apologize and explain that I’m from Florida!!!!! It’s a universal problem, and it’s made worse by the distraction of cell phones. About a month ago I saw a local business owner in this community driving in to town on S.R. 70, with his cell phone up in front of him on the steering wheel. He was obviously texting or scrolling through his phone looking for a number. There are too many distractions out there as it is. Pull over if you need to make a call or text someone. April is Sexual Assault Awareness MonthThe staff of Martha’s House join other advocates across the state to bring awareness. We encourage everyone to start talking about healthy sexuality. Talk about how we should connect and respect one another in order to prevent sexual violence. Promoting healthy behaviors encourages sexual interactions and relationships tha t are consensual, respectful and informed. B y starting the conversation, this dialogue can build safe, healthy relationships and communities. It’s Time… To Talk About It! Connect, Respect. Prevent Sexual Violence. Contact: Martha’s House at 863-763-2893 if you would like a TEAL Ribbon Pin to sho w your support for survivors of sexual assault. Martha’s House April 10, 2013 4 Okeechobee News OPINION Public Forum/Speak Out Letters to the editor Speak Out has moved online, where i t is quicker and easier to share your i deas and converse with others. Go to w ww.newszap.com, click on the comm unity name and your local or state P ublic Forum. There, you can create n ew topics or comment on existing t opics. What follows is a sam pling of s ome of the discussions currently taki ng place. Thanks for participating! If you make a mistake on your tax return, it usually takes the IRS longer to process it. The IRS may have to contact you about that mistake before your return is processed. This will delay the receipt of your tax refund. The IRS reminds lers that eling their tax return greatly lowers the chance of errors. In fact, taxpayers are about twenty times more likely to make a mistake on their return if they le a paper return instead of eling their return. Here are eight common errors to avoid. 1. Wrong or missing Social Security numbers. Be sure you enter SSNs for yourself and others on your tax return exactly as they are on the Social Security cards. 2. Names wrong or misspelled. Be sure you enter names of all individuals on your tax return exactly as they are on their Social Security cards. 3. Filing status errors. Choose the right ling status. There are ve ling statuses: Single, Married Filing Jointly, Married Filing Separately, Head of Household and Qualifying Widow(er) With Dependent Child. See Publication 501, Exemptions, Standard Deduction and Filing Information, to help you choose the right one. Eling your tax return will also help you choose the right ling status. 4. Math mistakes. If you le a paper tax return, double check the math. If you ele, the software does the math for you. For example, if your Social Security bene ts are taxable, check to ensure you gured the taxable portion correctly. 5. Errors in guring credits, deductions. Take your time and read the instructions in your tax booklet carefully. Many lers make mistakes guring their Earned Income Tax Credit, Child and Dependent Care Credit and the standard deduction. For example, if you are age 65 or older or blind check to make sure you claim the correct, larger standard deduction amount. 6. Wrong bank account numbers. Direct deposit is the fast, easy and safe way to receive your tax refund. Make sure you enter your bank routing and account numbers correctly. 7. Forms not signed, dated. An unsigned tax return is like an unsigned check – it’s invalid. Remember both spouses must sign a joint return. 8. Electronic signature errors. If you ele your tax return, you will sign the return electronically using a Personal Identi cation Number. For security purposes, the software will ask you to enter the Adjusted Gross Income from your originallyled 2011 federal tax return. Do not use the AGI amount from an amended 2011 return or an AGI provided to you if the IRS corrected your return. You may also use last year’s PIN if you eled last year and remember your PIN. Avoid tax return errors Tax preparation help availableFree tax preparation and eling by AARP Taxaide volunteers is available until April 15 at the American Legion, 501 S.E. Second St., Monday and Tuesday 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. Participants must bring a picture ID, Social Security cards for dependents, last year’s tax return and all 2012 nancial papers. No appointment is necessary. Service will be on a rst-come, rst served basis. Doors will open at 8:45 a.m. Do not call the American Legion. For information call 863-357-1694 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 We are pledged to operate our newspaper as a public trust. Fairness is extremely important to us. We admit our errors promptly and we dont buryŽ the corrections. (If error appears on the front page, thats where we print the correction.) Sometimes people dont like what has been written about them. In those cases, we offer a right to replyŽ and allow them to tell their own side of the story. How are we doing? Let us know by emailing feedback@newszap.com or call your editor.Community Service Through Journalism 5 Okeechobee News A pril 10, 2013 Okeechobee in 2011. The most common w ere for expired tags, 366, and seat belt violations, 336. During 2012 there were 1,844 non-moving infractions with the most common being seat belt violations, 462, and expired tags 344. There were 4,522 total infractions in 2012 compared to 4,253 in 2011. Major Noel Stephen, of the Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Of ce, said there has been a signi cant increase in traf c complaints in the past year from the community, varying from speeding in residential areas to careless driving and speeding on major state roadways. “We also received two years’ worth of DUI enforcement money that accounts for some of these numbers. Unfortunately, people seem to be in more of a hurry these days and we are attempting to keep the roadways as safe as we can,” he said. Glades County had a total of 3,849 citations written in 2011 and 4,767 in 2012. The state reported 24 DUI arrests in 2012 compared to 35 in 2011. The most common offenses were driving on a suspended license 117, and driving without a valid license, 72. There were 247 criminal cases, 3,036 noncriminal moving violations, 266 for running a red light, and 2,365 speeding violations. Speeding tickets rose from 1,704 in 2011 to 2,365 in 2012. Troopers wrote 1,195 tickets and deputies wrote 1,157 tickets in 2012 which compared to 378 for troopers and 1,319 for deputies in 2011. The state report said 1,484 non-moving infractions were written in Glades County in 2012, compared to 1,410 in ‘11. The most common were seat belt violations, 319; defective or unsafe equipment 206; no proof of insurance 368; and, expired tags, 344. TRAFFICContinued From Page 1 $7,000. Another man in the home was also arrested, but only on a misdemeanor charge of possession of marijuana under 20 grams and possession of drug paraphernalia. His bond was set at $2,000. An arrest report by a task force detective stated that a number of drugs were found in Hopewell’s bedroom that are non-scheduled substances but they do require a prescription to possess. Medications found in her bedroom included: 800 mg ibuprofen; 20 mg prednisone; 15mg buspirone; 40 mg uoxetine; 100 mg gabapentin; and, divalproex. The detective said multiple syringes and needles were found in her bedroom, as well as a cut straw and spoon. The spoon, continued the report, had a blue substance on it that, when eld tested, indicated a positive result for the presence of amphetamine. Another spoon was reportedly found in the master bathroom that also had a residue on it that, when eld tested, indicated a positive result for the presence of amphetamine. A syringe and needle were also found hidden in an electrical panel on the wall, the report pointed out. According to the detective’s report, a syringe and needle were found in a closet in Armstrong’s bedroom. The detective said a spoon, some cotton and two cut straws were also found in his bedroom. A residue on the cotton was eld tested and indicated a positive result for the presence of amphetamine. The detective added that less than a gram of pot, as well as a partially-smoked marijuana cigarette, were found in a third bedroom of the home. Hopewell reportedly told the detectives that Armstrong and the other man pay rent to live in her home. The detective stated in his report that Hopewell admitted that she is not under a doctor’s care at this time, and that no medications are currently prescribed to her. Prior to serving the search warrant the Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Of ce Special Response Team entered the home at 8 a.m. and secured the three people inside. DRUGContinued From Page 1 Generally if you nd a baby animal it is best to leave it alone. Often the animal is not orphaned, and the parent may be out getting food for the animal, or watching the baby, advises The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. Never pick up baby animals and remove them from their natural environment! To report an injured or orphaned wild animal, contact any of the FWC’s ve regional of ces for a list of wildlife rehabilitators. After giving birth, adult wildlife must forage to provide food for themselves and their y oung. That requires the adult animals to leave their newborns for short periods. The little one may look like it’s been abandoned, but that seldom is the case. Common targets of unnecessary rescues are baby deer, temporarily left in a safe place w hile their mothers feed nearby. According to the FWC, what typically happens is someone discovers a young deer waiting for its mother. Often, people stumble onto fawns in palmetto patches or in recently burned areas, where a doe has placed her new offspring for protection. These settings tend to help mask the fawn’s scent, thus providing good protection from the keen nose of a predator. People discover these seemingly abandoned baby deer and become concerned when the parent is nowhere in sight. The would-be rescuers falsely believe the young animal will perish unless they save it or take it to a wildlife rehabilitation center. Another way to help with the survival of the young animals is to not feed them. Although that may sound odd, feeding can cause problems ranging from poor nutrition to making the animal dependent on humans for food to loss of foraging skills all of which can decrease the animals chances of survival. The FWC recommends that if you nd a fawn or other baby animal, don’t touch it, and quietly leave the area. Touching the animal may cause the mother to reject it because it is contaminated with human scent. On the other hand, songbirds have almost no sense of smell and can be returned to their nest without much chance of rejection. Young songbirds are commonly found on the ground at this time of year, looking a bit dazed or confused. The youngster may be trying to hide in tall grass or in low bushes to avoid being seen by predators. These young birds are going through a process called edging. When they’re ready to edge, young birds have grown all the adult feathers they’ll need to y, but they still must learn to y. During this process, the immature birds sometimes end up on the ground, where they may spend several days before they learn all their ight skills. According to biologists, the only time a baby songbird should be rescued is when it is on the ground and has almost no feathers, when the bird is injured by pets or its tail is less than a half-inch long and it cannot hop around on its own. If you nd a baby songbird you are sure needs rescuing, place the baby bird in a tissue-lined box that has air holes in the top. Keep the box in a warm spot away from drafts and air conditioning and out of direct sunlight. Do not give it food or water. Call a licensed wildlife rehabilitator in your area. The FWC’s regional of ces have lists of local rehabbers. Many local veterinarians also work closely with wildlife rehabilitators and also can be a good source of advice. Another suggestion is to place the bird in a lined box and attach the box to the tree from where the bird fell. Sometimes the parents will come to the baby in the new box and feed it there. This gives the birds a chance to be raised properly by their parents. The FWC asks you to remember that removing an animal from the wild to save it may actually have the opposite effect. Seek advice from wildlife professionals before attempting to rescue any animal, and remember: in most cases, it is better to leave wildlife wild. For more information on Florida’s wildlife and what you can do to help, go to MyFWC.com/Wildlife and click on “Living with Wildlife.” W ild baby animals should be left alone, advises FWC Pat’s Floral Designs plans re-openingLong-time owner of Pat’s Floral Designs, Colleen Thomas, would like to announce the grand re-opening of Pat’s Floral Designs in their new location. Pat’s will now be located at 210 N. Parrott Ave. across the street from their original location. Friends and the public are welcome to drop by from noon to 1 p.m. on Friday, April 12, with a ribbon cutting at 12:30 p.m. facilitated by the Chamber of Commerce. There will be refreshments and a good time! For information, visit www.okeechobeebusiness.com.

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Obituaries should be submitted to t he Okeechobee News by e-mailing o bits@newszap.com. Customers may also r equest photos and links to online guest b ooks. A link to the obituaries is available at w ww.newszap.com.Carl Hebner, 81OKEECHOBEE — Carl Hebner passed away Apr. 9, 2013. He was born Dec. 26, 1931 in Mich. No services will be held. 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.Gerald ‘Jerry’ Krowlek, 79OKEECHOBEE — Gerald “Jerry” Krowle k passed away Apr. 8, 2013. He was born Mar. 3, 1934 in Parkersburg, Iowa to the late Rasho and Florence Krowlek. Mr. Krowlek proudly served our country in the U.S. Marine Corps. He came to Okeechobee from Lacon, Ill. 13 years ago. He is survived by his friend, Mary Magee o f Okeechobee. Interment will take place in Lacon, Ill. 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 o f Bass Okeechobee Funeral Home, 205 NE 2nd Street, Okeechobee, FL, 34972.Marcella May Rucks, 83 OKEECHOBEE — Marcella May Rucks died at her home on Wednesday, April 3, 2013. She has been a resident of Okeechobee since 1965 and was a league bowler here for years. Mrs. Rucks is preceded in death by her husband, Ralph; daughter, Alice; and her son, Steven. She is survived by her two sons, Clifford Rucks (Margaret) of Okeechobee, Michael Rucks (Bonnie) of Jennings, Fla.; daughter, Judy Rucks (Mary) of Okeechobee; also surviving is her seven grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Janet Podell (Herb) of Carlsbad, Calif., and Marilyn Meeks (David) of Palatka. A family memorial service will be held at a later date at Evergreen Cemetery to bury her cremains. In lieu of owers the family asks for donations be made to Hospice of Okeechobee, PO Box 1548, Okeechobee, FL 34973 All arrangements are under the direction and care of Matthew and Paul Buxton of BuxtonSeawinds Funeral Home and Crematory. 3833 SE 18th Terr. Okeechobee, FL. Robert Martin Johnston, 65OKEECHOBEE — Robert Martin Johnston passed away in his home on Apr. 5, 2013. He was born on Nov. 25, 1947 in Miami, Fla., moving to Okeechobee in 1998. Robert was a client of the ARC of Okeechobee and enjoyed the activities there until his passing. His passion was music, he was truly an amazing son, brother and uncle. Robert was preceded in death by his father, Robert Louis Johnston. He is survived by his loving mother, Anne T. Johnston; sister, Elizabeth Newell (Bill) o f Okeechobee; uncles, Robert Newell (Panya) o f Albuquerque, N.M. and David Newell of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. He will be missed more than anyone will know. We loved you Bobby, Mom, Sister and Family. A memorial will be held Sun., Apr. 14, 2013 at 3:30 p.m. at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witness, 8250 Highway 70. An additional nondenominational gathering will be held Sun., Apr. 21, 2013 from 2 until 4 p.m. at Buxton Funeral Home, 400 North Parrott Avenue. Those wishing to leave a message of condolence may sign the online register book at www. BuxtonFuneralHome.com. All arrangements are entrusted to the care o f Buxton Funeral Home, 400 North Parrott Avenue, Okeechobee Florida 34972. Ruth Alice Charest, 74OKEECHOBEE — Ruth Alice Charest passed away April 5, 2013 at Raulerson Hospital. She was born Feb. 22, 1939 in Manchester, Conn. to Russell and Rosa Bell Hitchcock. She came to Okeechobee from West Palm Beach in 1988. She was a bookkeeper and member of the Moose Lodge of Okeechobee. Ms. Charest is survived by her daughter, Cheryl Finch (Brian) of Palm Beach Gardens; son, Russell Charest of North Palm Beach; three sisters, Sharon Bruno (Michael) of Riviera Beach, Phyllis Zwiefel (Gary) of S. Glastonbury, Conn. and Roxanne Hitchcock of Conn.; and grandson, Brian Sanetti of Stuart, Fla. A gathering will be held from 12 p.m. until services at 1 p.m. Friday, April 12, 2013 at the Buxton Chapel, 400 North Parrott Avenue, Okeechobee, FL. 34972. Those wishing to leave a message of condolence may sign the online register book at, www.BuxtonFuneralHome.com. All arrangements are entrusted to the care of Buxton Funeral Home, 400 North Parrott Avenue, Okeechobee, FL. 34972. Obituaries 6 Okeechobee News April 10, 2013 Sign guestbooks at http://www.legacy.com Eagles Auxiliary hosts eventsCypress Hut Eagles Auxiliary 4509 will be serving open faced hot beef sandwiches, mashed potatoes and gravy with stuf ng on W ednesday, April 10, by Debbie. Proceeds go to the auxiliary national and community charity funds. On Thursday, April 11. Coney Island hot dogs by Dennis. Proceeds go to the Max Bayer Heart Fund. For information, call 863467-1154.Stroke Support Group to meetThe Heritage Assisted Living Facility will hold a Stroke Support Group on Wednesday, A pril 10 at 5:30 p.m. at The Heritage Assisted Living Facility located at 608 N.E. Second 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 863-7631700.OCEA membership to meetThe Okeechobee County Education Association (OCEA) will have its last general membership meeting of the 2012-2013 school y ear on Thursday, April 11 at 4:30 p.m. at the OCEA of ce at 210 N.W. Park St. Suite 201-just w est of Walgreen’s. All employees of the Instructional and Classi ed Bargaining Units are encouraged to attend. Potential members may join at the meeting. We will brief attendees on the status of the Instructional Contract Impasse Hearing, and the Special Master’s opinion on the Classi ed Impasse Hearing. OCEA’s accomplishments of 2012 -13 and Goals for 201314 will be discussed. We will form a committee to update the OCEA Constitution. Door prizes and refreshments will be served. A nnual speech contest slatedThe Okeechobee Soil and Water Conservation District’s annual speech contest, “Where Does Your Water Shed?” will be held Thursday, A pril 11 at 5 p.m. at the Extension Of ce. This is open to any Okeechobee County student, grades 6 through 12. First place wins $150. For a complete list of rules and entry form, visit w ww.okeechobeeswcd.com; call 863-7633619, ext. 502; or, visit the USDA Service Center at 452 U.S. 98 N.DJJ hosting Career DayThe Department of Juvenile Justice to host Youth Success Career Day on Friday, A pril 12 from 5 6 p.m. at the Department of Juvenile Justice at 107 S.W. Fifth Ave. We encourage all of you to attend to support our juveniles on their much deserved day!BRAT Club plans danceThe Okeechobee B.R.A.T. Club (Building Relationships Among Teens) will host a Teen Dance Party at the Okeechobee Freshman Campus, 610 S.W. Second Ave. on Saturday, A pril 13 from 7 to 10 p.m., for students ages 12-16. Cost is $7 which includes pizza, soda and chips. For information, contact Teresa Chandler at 863-801-4996.Relay for Life event planned Join our ght for your dream team on Saturday and Sunday, April 13 and 14, from noon 6 p.m. at the Agri-Civic Center. The event will bene t the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life. For information contact: Thomas Barber at 863-532-0137; Yvonne Morgan at 863-697-1322; or, Frank DeCarlo at 863-634-1595. Family resource fair plannedThe Free Family Resource fair hosted by the Legal Aid Society of Palm Beach County, Inc. will take place on Saturday, April 13, from 10 a.m. 2 p.m. at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 901 S.W. Sixth St. For information, please call the Legal Aid Society at 561-655-8944, ext. 261.USAF retirees’ event plannedAttention Air Force veterans! Retiree Appreciation Day will be held Saturday, April 13, at PSA PATRICK AFB, just south of Cocoa Beach. There will be good food, special sales during the day and a personnel of ce will be open to issue or renew Military ID cards. For info call: 321-494-5463; fax: 321-494-2904; or, e-mail at patrick.rao@ us.af.mil.Win an IPad and ght cancerYou can help the Okeechobee City Police Department (OCPD) in their ght against cancer and win an IPad 2 that will be given away at the American Cancer Society Relay for Life event scheduled for Saturday, April 13 You can get a ticket for the drawing for a donation of $10 per ticket. For tickets or information, call the OCPD at 863-763-5521.Legion hosting Sunday bingoAmerican Legion Post #64 will once again host Sunday night bingo beginning on April 14, at 6:30 p.m. Doors will open at 5 p.m. The kitchen will offer a limited menu. Payoffs will be determined by player attendance. All proceeds will bene t the American Legion veterans programs. On April 21 and 28 there will be no bingo because of the spring festival. The event is open to the public.Breakfast aids 4-H drill teamPlease help Bits and Spurs 4-H drill team get to the state nals with a home cooked breakfast for $6. The one-day event is sponsored by Masonic Lodge 237 on Sunday, April 14, from 8 until 11 a.m. at 107 N.W. Fifth Ave. For information, call 863-8013599.Historical Society to meetThe Okeechobee Historical Society will hold their regular membership meeting on Monday, April 15, beginning at noon in the Museum Building on Highway 98. Anyone interested in joining the society is welcome to attend—just bring a covered dish to share. If interested in being a member, dues are $10 per year. Community Events

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Celebrations www.newszap.com/celebrationsEngaged? Just married? Golden anniversary? New baby? Share your news in print and onlineEach Celebrations package includes: and family & JANE A. ILLUSTRATION WEDDINGJOSEPH W. EXAMPLE She is the daughter of Joseph and Jane SUSAN A. EXAMPLE BIRTH & JANE A. EXAMPLE ANNIVERSARYJOSEPH W. EXAMPLE Submit your good news today at & JANE A. EXAMPLE ENGAGEMENTJOSEPH W. EXAMPLE 7 Okeechobee News A pril 10, 2013 By Eric KoppOkeechobee News A worker at a local dairy has been arrested by a detective with the state’s Division of Insurance Fraud for receiving over $19,000 by ling false worker’s compensation claims. Semei Galdamez Espinosa, 36, S.W. Third Ave., Okeechobee, was arrested Friday, April 5, on felony charges of obtaining employment w ith fraudulent information and ling a worker’s compensation claim w ith fraudulent information. Espinosa was booked into the Okeechobee County Jail under a $3,000 bond. Jail records show he has been released on bond. According to Detective William Hill the man not only used the bad number to gain employment, but he used that same Social Security number to le two false worker’s compensation claims. The detective’s arrest report states that one of those claims was led June 3, 2012, while the other was led June 21 of that same year. Those claims totaled $19,109.39. “The information concerning the claims was accepted as having been reported by the insured (employer),” Detective Hill stated. In order to be hired by the dairy, Espinosa allegedly submitted the bogus Social Security card along with a fake Permanent Resident Card. “This information had been submitted during the hiring process and was accepted as valid forms of identi cation by the employer,” stated Detective Hill. The detective’s report also indicated that the Social Security Administration con rmed the bad Social Security number on April 3, 2013. Man accused of ling bogus insurance claims By Eric KoppOkeechobee News Two teenagers have been arrested, accused of stealing batteries off pontoon boats moored in a canal in Treasure Island, then selling them for scrap. Arrested Saturday, April 6, were: Austen Holmes, 18, N.W. 39th Circle, Okeechobee; and Damien Christopher Snowball, 17, S.E. 25th St., Okeechobee. Both were charged with the felonies of burglary, dealing in stolen property and defrauding a secondhand metal recycler. They were also charged with one misdemeanor count of petit theft each. Holmes and Snowball were both booked into the Okeechobee County Jail. Holmes is being held there on a $12,750 bond, while Snowball was released into the custody of a family member. Deputy Leland Schoonmaker, of the Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Of ce (OCSO), stated in his arrest report that Holmes and Snowball unloaded a small boat into a canal in the Treasure Island area. After traversing the canal for an unspeci ed distance, the two saw three pontoon boats next to a dock. According to the arrest report they took a battery from each boat, then sold the batteries at a local recycling center where they were paid a total of $23.22. Deputy Schoonmaker went on to state that an employee at the recycling center showed him the batteries. The deputy said he not only obtained photos of Holmes and Snowball, but information on the vehicle they drove to the recycling center. Two charged in thefts of boat batteries 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).  Travis A. Spencer, 24, S.W. 23rd St., Okeechobee, was arrested April 4 by Deputy Fred Bradley on a DOC warrant charging him with the felonies of violation of probation sale of cocaine (two counts). He is being held without bond.  Randall Wayne Milner, 31, Bridlewood Drive, Okeechobee, was arrested April 6 by Deputy Elbert Kline on an Okeechobee County warrant charging him with the felonies of violation of probation possession of a controlled substance (cocaine), violation of probation possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine) and violation of probation driving while license suspended habitual offender, and the misdemeanor of v iolation of probation driving under the inuence. He is being held without bond.  Omar Gonzalez Visoso, 33, Brynwood Lane, Okeechobee, was arrested April 6 by Deputy Bart Potter on misdemeanor charges of refusal to submit to driving under the inuence test and driving while license suspended. His bond was set at $1,000.  Christopher Lance English, 22, U.S. 441 S.E., Okeechobee, was arrested April 7 by Deputy DeMarcus Dixon on a felony charge of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, and misdemeanor charges of battery and petit theft. His bond was set at $11,000.  Joseph John Magee, 26, U.S. 441 S.E., Okeechobee, was arrested April 7 by Deputy Sergeant Shannon Peterson on Leon County warrants charging him with the misdemeanors of violation of probation driving under the in uence and violation of probation driving while license suspended. His bond was set at $5,000.  CeeJae Dakota Smith, 20, N.Tucker Ridge Road, Okeechobee, was arrested April 8 by Trooper T.D. Burk on a felony charge of possession of marijuana over 20 grams and a misdemeanor charge of possession of drug paraphernalia. Her bond was set at $3,500.  Donald Edward Garrett, 59, Conners Highway, Okeechobee, was arrested April 8 by Deputy Corporal Randy Thomas charging him with the misdemeanors of failure to appear driving under the in uence and failure to appear driving while license suspended. He is being held without bond.  Esteban Villalpando, 31, Grape Ave., St. Cloud, was arrested April 8 by Deputy Marcus Collier on an amended Okeechobee County warrant charging him with the felony of violation of probation robbery. He is being held without bond.  Douglas William Werk, 29, N.E. 18th Ave., Okeechobee, was arrested April 8 by Of cer Jack Boon on a DOC warrant charging him with the felonies of violation of probation carrying a concealed rearm and violation of probation armed trespass on property. 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. Okeechobee Arrest Report Semei G. Espinosa Damien C. Snowball Austen Holmes Salvation Army offers rental assistanceThe Salvation Army Service Unit of Okeechobee is currently taking applications for Rental Assistance. Applications can be picked up at the Service Unit of ce, 1600 # B (New Horizons Bidg.) S.W. 2nd Ave. Mondays and Tuesdays, between the hours of 10 a.m. 2:30 p.m. The Salvation Army has FPL (Florida Power and Light) funding available to assist quali ed consumers. Please call 1-863-763-6020 for guidelines and information, Mondays and Tuesdays, between the hours of 10 a.m. 2:30 p.m.

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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 8 Okeechobee News April 10, 2013 Special to the Okeechobee NewsKey to the cityOver 500 people came to celebrate on March 17 with Father Hugh Duffy with an Irish meal of corned beef and cabbage. Father Duffy has been the pastor of Sacred Heart Church for 29 years. During the retirement celebration, Mayor Jim Kirk and city council members Dowling Watford and Devin Maxwell presented Father Duffy with a Proclamation and a Key to the City. Mayor Kirk thanked Father Duffy for all he has done for the community of Okeechobee. Submitted photo/ OCPDThanks for supportBruce Swinford (left), from Big Lake Missions Outreach, recently presented Okeechobee City Police Department Chief Denny Davis (right) with a plaque to show his group’s appreciation for the protection and support provided by Chief Davis and his department. Blood drives plannedThe Big Red Bus bloodmobile will be in Okeechobee this month as follows: Friday, April 12 – County Health Dept, NW 9th Ave., 1 – 4 p.m. 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!

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 7 6 3 6 9 0 5 Y Y o u r L a r g e s t F e n c e P o s t S u p p l i e r i n S o u t h F l o r i d a 7 6 3 6 9 0 5 T h e W o r k s A l l S i z e s P o s t s S t a p l e sG a u c h o A l l i g a t o r F e n c eW a l p o l e F e e d & S u p p l y C o 7 6 3 6 9 0 5 Hwy 98 N. Okeechobee 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! 9 Okeechobee News A pril 10, 2013 Mitchell G. Hancock, Inc. will host a bake sale and barbecue for the New Testament Baptist Church Building Fund April 19-20, starting at 8 a.m. each day, at 203 S.W. 4th St. (behind U-Save). Chicken or rib dinners will be served with two sides, sweet tea, a roll and cookie for only $7. For more information, call Deidra at 863-447-3136. Fountain of Life Church at 1302 S.W. 32nd St. will host a special guest speaker, John James, on A pril 14 at 11 a.m. John w ill share a message from God’s Word. Please join us. For more information, call 863-763-8945 or 863801-1297. Okeechobee Missionary Baptist Church at 4212 Hwy. 441 North will host a revival with Evangelist Daniel Hayes on April 21 26, starting at 7 p.m. nightly. Call 863-763-3681 for more information. The First United Methodist Church Library w ould like to invite you to v isit their Lending Library, Room 20, at 200 N.E. Second 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 863467-1548. Victory Baptist Church 500 S.W. 9th St, would like to invite the public to attend any or all of their services each Sunday. Sunday School is at 10 a.m. for all ages. Morning worship service is at 10:45 a.m. and includes old fashion singing and praising God. The youth “band,” consists of the piano, violin, mandolin and guitar, as well as, various singing groups. Be blessed with the preaching of God’s Word (KJV) and a church family with a heart of love. Wednesday evening prayer and Bible study is at 7 p.m. For more information, please call: 863-763-0669. There is a Community Gospel Sing at the Seventh Day Christian Church at 912 N.W. Park St. (S.R. 70) every Tuesday at 7 p.m. Anyone can participate in singing or playing guitar, banjo, mandolin, ddle, do-bro, and 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 863-7635042. 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 dinners and programs

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By Charles M. MurphyOkeechobee NewsTyler Anshaw out-dueled Jack Radebaugh over the rst ve innings and Port St. Lucie erupted for eight runs in the nal two innings of play as they defeated Okeechobee High School, 9-2, in high school boy's baseball action Friday night at OHS. Radebaugh threw ve strong innings to keep Okeechobee in the game but tired in the sixth. Tyler Barber provided Okeechobee's runs with a two-run double in the seventh inning. PSL out-hit Okeechobee eight to four in the contest. Most of the damage was done against the Brahman bullpen. Brahman coach Jeff Blackstone said Port St. Lucie (15-8) has a good squad this year and his team played well to hang tough with them for ve innings. He said the team still has struggled to get their offense in gear. "We are struggling to take what the pitcher is giving us. I've focused them on hitting the ball up the middle or the other way and we're not quite there yet," he said Blackstone admits there still is time to turn the season around with two weeks left in the regular schedule. He said it might be getting late in the season but he still holds out hope the team can turn it around. "The story of our season is we play w ell for ve or six innings and then have a couple of defensive miscues. Baseball is a pretty straight forward game. When you put guys on base with walks and errors you put yourself in a tough spot against a good team," he added. PSL was able to put six runners on base in the nal two innings via walk or error. Blackstone said he continues to work to keep the team focused and motivated despite their 18 losses this year. He admits it is tough on the kids to lose a lot of these ball games. "The guys still come out and give a good ght and battle. Right now I'm looking for guys who will give me everything they have. I give our guys credit. Even late in the game we made mistakes but we were playing hard. Physical mistakes will happen and I can't fault the guys for that. I just want them to give me everything they have." Blackstone said he also wants the team to avoid let downs. He admits the team sometimes lets a bad play or two bother them during games and that is when the game gets out of hand. "When a few things go against us we have to bear down, dig deep and stay focused. We can't let mistakes get the best of us," he added. OHS also lost on Saturday against St. Lucie West Centennial 5-0 in a remake of a game rained out on Wednesday. The game was played at the Mets Spring Training Stadium in Port St. Lucie. 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 Every Weekend Weekend $994 B AR B Q & STEA K K K K CO CO CO CO CO O C C -. live music all day 1/2 Rack Baby Back Ribswith 6 golden shrimp and 1 side1299$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 St. Lucie County Fairgrounds 15601 W Midway Rd Fort Pierce € 866.611.0442Airboat show, kidz zone, vendors, mechanical bull, adult beverages, food and tons of cowgirls and cowboys!breast cancer bene“t concert featuring the REDNECK WOMAN HERSELF Gates open at noon € Ends at 11pm with Gone Country after party GRETCHEN WILSON 7 artists 300 acres of country music Buy tickets online at gone-country.com OR at any Cowboys BBQ & Steak Co. location and Eli’s Western Wear in Okeechobee! Tickets $15 presale $19 at the gate Kids under 13 are FREE April 20 th 10 Okeechobee News April 10, 2013 Sluggish offense leads to 9-2 Brahman loss Okeechobee News/ Charles MurphyJack Radebaugh held Port St. Lucie to only one run over the rst ve innings on Friday night. Okeechobee News/ Charles MurphyChristian Crews prepares to take his turn at bat against Port St. Lucie. OHS was held to only four hits in Friday night's loss. Shockwaves hold sign-upsThe 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.Bowling tournament bene ts church mission Lucky Lanes in Okeechobee will host The Okeechobee Open bowling tournament April 26-27. This tournament is a handicapped tournament with two divisions. A singles division has a cash prize of $1,000 (based on entries) to the winner and a four-person team division has a cash prize of $1,500 (based on entries). This tournament is an "open" event meaning it is open to all players male and female, young and older. Call the tournament Director, James Dawson at 863-4472715, for more information. Tournament proceeds go to mission outreach.Country bike ride in JuneHope Ministry Centers will host a cross-county bike ride on June 8, 15 and 22. The rides will end July 6. Bikers will meet at 5 a.m. at the HMC Fellowship Hall, 1109 S.E. Seventh St. For information, contact First Lady Williams at 863357-1319; or, e-mail to Hopeministryc@ aol.com.

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 CANCER worrying you?Do you need to talk about it?Big Lake Cancer Center1115 NorthParrott Ave € OkeechobeeRamesh Kumar, MD € William Crook, MD € Julie Santelli, MD, BoardCertified Radiation Oncologists Call: 863.467.9500 FREE Hour Counseling Session RADIATION ONCOLOGISTS FAMILY MEDICINE Raulerson Primary Care 202 NE 2nd Ave Okeechobee, FL 863-467-2159 Jose Villarreal, D.O.is a Family Medicine Doctor who is Board Certified by the American Osteopathic Board of Family Physicians. Of“ ce Hours: M-T 8-5 € F 8-4 Closed for Lunch 12-1Accepting New Patients of all agesraulersonprimarycare.com PODIATRIST DID YOU KNOW... HERE AT FLORIDA FOOT SPECIALIST WE TREAT THE FOLLOWING? Ankle Fractures • Foot Fractures Foot Ulcers • Venous Stasis Ulcers Leg Infections We Also Offer Testing for PAD (Peripheral Arterial Disease) 235 NE 19 th Dr. Shariff & Dr. Roberts treat all forms of fractures & trauma of the foot & leg!Ph: (863) 657-4444 ORTHOPAEDICS Introducing Dr. Benjamin Epstein Dr. Epstein is an experienced orthopaedic surgeon, who has been in practice for 20 years. Dr. Epstein is Board Certi“ed by the American Osteopathic Academy of Orthopedics. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 863-357-0540. Orthopaedic Specialists at Raulerson offers a full range of orthopaedic services including: Replacements & Sports Medicine Great Orthopaedic CareRight Here in OkeechobeeMost insurances and Medicare are accepted.Orthopaedic Specialists at Raulerson is located at 1924 Hwy 441N, Okeechobee (just north of the Hospital, in the blue-roof building) Call for an appointment 863-357-0540. We Treat Kids Too! By Dr. Ramesh Kumar Big Lake Cancer CenterHow many cancer patients would jump up and consider a treatment option that is proven to be highly effective, does not need surgery, painless, completed in 5 days or less, without signi“ cant side effects, w hile continuing to maintain their full level of activity and function? Radio surgery is a technique that utilizes specialized machines that allow large amounts of radiation to be delivered with sub millimeter accuracy thereby killing the cancers without damaging surrounding normal tissues. It is as simple as going out to get a chest x-ray! Cyberknife Robotic Radio surgery system, created at Stanford University over 10 years ago is unique and better than other systems in the fact that it is the only Radio surgery system that can achieve what is called real-time tracking and killing of tumor.Ž What kind of patients can be helped by Cyberknife? There are several What is Cyberknife Radiation Therapy? Submitted Photo/ Big Lake Cancer Center Cyberknife: Cutting edge technology at work for our patients in Okeechobee.situations too numerous to mention here where Cyberknife would be extremely useful and safe. The following are just a few of them: Patients with Trigeminal Neuralgia, pituitary tumors and tumors of the acoustic nerve called Acoustic Neuroma can avoid major surgical procedures on the brain by getting treated with Cyberknife. Patients with cancers of the brain, spine, lung and prostate are but a few of the cancers that can be helped with one to “ ve sessions of Radio Surgery. An article that was published in the Journal of the American Medical Association in 2010 showed that patients with patients with lung cancer who received Radiosurgery had a survival rate of 55.8% at 3 years versus 20 to 35% for those patients treated with traditional radiation over several weeks. As one of our patients commented, if it is good for patients at Stanford University, it is good for patients from the Okeechobee area! If you or someone you know has any form of cancer, please call us so we can explore the possibility of treating it with this cutting edge technology. This 4.5 million dollar machine is available at the of“ ces of Dr. Kumar in Saint Lucie County. Courtesy transportation is available to get to this of“ ce for those patients in need. Please call 863-4679500 for more information. 11 Okeechobee News A pril 10, 2013

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 REHAB THERAPY/ NURSING HOME We Love to We Love to Care! Care! Okeechobee Okeechobee Health Care Facility Health Care Facility1646 U.S. Highway 441 North 863-763-2226Five-Star Rated Family-Owned &Operated, OHCF has been Providing Rehab & Residential Care to Okeechobee & the Surrounding Communities Since 1984€Rehab, Physical, Occupational, Speech and Out-Patient Therapy €Long-Term Nursing Care Available 7 Days a Week/24 Hours a Day €Secure Dementia and Alzheimers Memory-Care Wing €Delicious Dietitian-Planned MealsStimulating &Fun Daily Activities OPHTHALMOLOGY/ OPTOMETRY/OPTICAL 520 S.Parrott Ave. € Okeechobee Website:www.opticalgalleryeyecare.comOptical Gallery 763-4334763-3403 357-4899Medicare/Medicaid and Most VisionPlans Accepted Comprehensive Eye and Contact Lens Exams Advanced Cataract Microsurgery Diabetic Eye Exams Glaucoma Evaluation & Treatment State of the Art Complete Optical Laboratory Eyeglasses & Contact Lenses Richard L. Soldinger, O.D. David J. Underill, O.D. Board Certified Optometrists Silviano Matamoros, M.D. Board Certified Eye Physician & Surgeon UROLOGY DENTAL SURGERY DAVID A. SIGALOW, M.D.Board Certi“ ed In UrologySpecializing in: € Adult & Pediatric Urology € Bladder & Kidney Infections € Impotence/Implants € No Scalpel Vasectomy 215 N.E. 19th Dr. • Okeechobee 863-763-0217 Okeechobee Dental We Specialize In:• Root Canals • Dental Implants • Laser Periodental Therapy • Oral Surgery & Teeth ExtractionsIV & Oral Sedation Available113 NW 19th Drive • OkeechobeeHOURS: Mon, Tues, Thurs., Fri. 9-5BilingualHealthy Kids863-261-8273 Surgery Specialists GYNECOLOGIST James E. Bradfield, MD FACOGGynecology Board Certified € L o s s o f L i b i d o € E n d o m e t r i o s i s € U r i n e C o n t r o l € I n f e r t i l i t y € M e n s t r u a l A b n o r m a l i t i e s € S t e r i l i z a t i o n € L a s e r S u r g e r y € M i n i m a l l y I n v a s i v e S u r g e r y All Major Insurances Accepted Email: drbradfield@earthlink.net 863-763-80001713 Hwy 441 N, Suite F, Okeechobee The 2012 – 2013 Medical Information Guide is available online Use this interactive site to browse through articles and advertisements on our updated Newszap website YOU ASKED FOR IT! YOU ASKED FOR IT!Look near the Classifieds sectionNow featuring Sudoku and Crossword Puzzle in every edition of the 12 Okeechobee News April 10, 2013 Okeechobee News/ Charles MurphyCity honors reporterFormer Okeechobee News reporter Pete Gawda (left) was honored at the April 5 Okeechobee City Council meeting. After 11 years with the newspaper, Mr. Gawda retired on April 8. Special to the Okeechobee NewsPet of the weekLucky, is a young adult Boston Terrier mix. Pictures shown are before, left, and after, right, grooming. Bandanas and Bows donated a grooming for Lucky to show just how cute he is. Thank you Mike. Lucky is available for adoption, he likes to sit on your lap, and jump into your arms, house trained.

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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 *. 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! Time to clean out the attic, basement and/or garage? Advertise your yard sale in the classifieds and make your clean up a breeze! Reading a newspaper helps you understand the world around you. No wonder newspaper readers are more successful people! Reading a newspaper helps you understand the world around you. No wonder newspaper readers are more successful people! Need a few more bucks to purchase something deer? Pick up some extra bucks when you sell your used items in the classifeids. Shop here first! The classified ads Employment Full Time IMMEDIATE OPENINGThe OKEECHOBEE UTILITY AUTHORITY (OUA) has an immediate opening for a water treatment plant operator (Class C) or trainee. Shift work, weekends, and holidays may be required. As an employee of the Okeechobee Utility Authority you will be provided with uniforms, health bene ts, paid vacation/sick leave and a pension program. The OUA is a drug-free work place and a clean driving record of at least three years is a requirement upon employment within our company. If you feel that this type of position and professional career is your goal, please visit our of ces at 100 SW 5th Avenue, Okeechobee, Florida 34974 or www.oua .com to complete an application. Applications will be accepted until May 2, 2013.AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER AND DRUG-FREE WORK PLACE. TERMINAL COMPLIANCE SUPPORT Southeast Milk is now hiring a Terminal Compliance Support person. This person would be responsible for maintaining the yard and cleaning and ensuring the trucks are in good repair. Position is full time permanent at 40+ hrs per wk. Full bene ts plans to include medical, dental, vision, Life, AD&D, STD, LTD, 401K. Access www.southeastmilk.org to complete an Employment Application. Email completed applications to thazelden@ southeastmilk.org or mail them to P.O. Box 3790 Belleview, FL 34421-3790. How do you find a job in todays competitive market? In the employment section of the classifieds Employment Full Time CONSTRUCTION Established Okeechobee construction company seeks skilled carpenters and aluminum installers to complete homeimprovement projects in Okeechobee and surrounding counties. Successful candidate possesses leadership ability, is a motivated self-starter and is experienced in all aspects of construction and or aluminum work. Documented work experience, trade tools, and driver’s license is a requirement .Computer literacy is a plus. Competitive salary commensurate with experience. Please fax resume to 863-582-9509 or apply in person at 2625 US Highway 441 SE. Okeechobee FL. 34974. One mans trash is another mans treasure. Turn your trash to treasure with an ad in the classifieds. Employment Full Time CORPORATE DIRECTOR Human ResourcesLykes Bros. Inc has an opening for a Corporate Director Human Resources at its Lake Placid location. Quali ed applicants must possess at least 5 years of Human Resources experience working with an agricultural based company and have a working knowledge of Agricultural Labor Law and MSPA compliance. In addition this position requires experience with DOL/Wage & Hour, OSHA and EPA/FDEP regulation compliance. Lykes Bros. Inc. offers competitive wages and a bene t package, which includes Medical, Dental, Vision, Life, AD&D and LTD insurance, 401(k) Savings Plan plus paid vacation and holidays.Quali ed applicants should email their resume to: rich.hetherton@lykes.com or fax to: (863) 465-1672Lykes Bros. Inc. is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer/ Smoke Free Workplace/Drug Free Workplace, M/F/D/V. Employment Full Time Employment Full Time MANAGEMENT Established Okeechobee construction company seeks F/T person to manage the of ce and permit application process in Okeechobee and surrounding counties. Successful candidate possesses leadership ability, is a motivated self-starter and is experienced in all aspects of construction permitting. Computer literacy is a requirement. Competitive salary commensurate with experience. Please fax resume to 1-863-582-9509 ROOFING Established Okeechobee roo ng company seeks F/T person to install roo ng products in Okeechobee and surrounding counties. Successful candidate possesses leadership ability, is a motivated self-starter and is experienced in all aspects of Roo ng. Documented work experience, trade tools, and driver license is a requirement. Computer literacy is a plus. Competitive salary commensurate with experience. Please fax resume to 863-582-9509 or apply in person at 2625 US Highway 441 SE. Okeechobee, FL 34974. Employment Part TimeNeeded-Handy Man with all skills, must have own tools & transportation. Good pay for the right person all local Okeechobee work. Call 561-262-1390 for details. Earn some extra cash. Sell your used items in the classifieds Business Opportunities NeedEXTRA MONEY?107 SW 17th St • Suite DInquire Within NO PHONE CALLS How do you find a job in todays competitive market? In the employment section of the classifieds Business Opportunities One mans trash is another mans treasure. Turn your trash to treasure with an ad in the classifieds. 13 Okeechobee News A pril 10, 2013 Reading a newspaper helps you plan your time wisely.No wonder newspaper readers enjoy life more!

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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. ApartmentsBasswood 2 BR 1BA Cute brick home, NW 34th Ave. Ctrl. Heat/Air, new carpet, paint and bath $675/mo. Move in $675 plus $600 security 561-723-6355. V ERY NICE 2BR/1BA Apt on water/No pets/No smoking/$750.00/month unfurnished or $850.00/month furnished/1st and security (772)216-6340 or (772)216-1597 Real Estate ServicesCovered RV lot #265 w family room. at Blue Cypress Golf & RV. $325 monthly w/lease. On water. Call now. (863)697-3132 CollectiblesWANTEDHighwaymen Oil Paintings. H. Newton, A. Hair, A.E. Backus, R.A. McClendon, G. Buckner, J. Hutchinson. Big $$ Call 772-562-5567 How fast can your car go? It can go even faster when you sell it in the classifieds. MiscellaneousJunk Yard Jimtravel trailers, mobile homes, tractors, golf carts, lawn mowers, autos, trucks, boats, BARTER, BUY OR SELL 954-553-6966 or 239-628-8795. Pets/SuppliesYorkipoo Pups tiny toys, 8 wks, shots/ health cert. reg.papers. M/$450. F/$500. cash only. Adorable must see! 863-610-2725. Wanted To BuyWANTED TO BUY USED RESTAURANT EQUIPMENT. PLEASE CALL 863-610-1134 Lawn & GardenCOMPOST for Organic Gardening and Farming Okeechobee Recycling Facility, enter at Waste Management, 10800 NE. 128th Avenue. Pickup or Delivered *Public Welcomed* Please call. (216)956-0949 Apartments2/1 Oak Lake 60A Remodeled. $700 incl water 1st, last, $500 sec Call 863-634-3312. 2bdrm/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 Rent1br/1b DECORATED, FURNISHINGS W/ALL LINENS, POTS, PANS. OVERLOOKING MARINA AND RIM CANAL, LARGE POOL. $650/MO. CALL 239-357-2071 Taylor Creek Condo 2/1, On water, Pool, Dock. $850/mo + 1st & sec. Short term rates also available Call (863)634-8756 Houses RentFURNISHED 2/1 W/FLA ROOM & GARAGE LOCATED IN KINGS BAY. LONG OR SHORT TERM. (863) 467-4371. House 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 OKEE 1002 SE 8th Dr. Newly Remodeled. 2 br. 1 ba. $650. All appls., tile oors, hurricane windows. Immediate occupancy. Last, sec. $ ref. Chris 863-447-3282 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 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 Lots SaleBuild your dream home on a beautiful lot adjoining the golf course in The Oaks of Blue Heron. $25,000.00 Call 863-634-2820 Large fenced lot with oak trees in Treasure Island Zoned for houses or mobile homes. $18,000.00 Call 863-634-2820 Mobile Home RentMobile home on canal, 2bd/1ba, $125. week, $500. dep, water and trash incld, Treasure Island. 863-634-9990 Mobile Home RentKISSIMMEE RIVER Estates, 2 Bedroom, 17503 Broadland Ln. Nice, clean home w/car port and 3 large sheds. $500 mo. + $400 sec. Lawn & Water maintenance included. 317-402-5441 or 863-824-3395. Mobile HomeSale3bd/1ba 2005 Mobile Home located in Clewiston at Tropical Mobile Home Village. has 10x16 shed w/electric, asking $20,000 Call 863-228-5415 55+ Park For Sale or Rent w/option to buy. 9441 Hwy 78 West,Adult Park, 3BR/1.5BA, Fully furnished,W/D, Big Florida room,Lots of updates. $15,000 OBO (219)384-3407 FOR SALE 35FT RV PARK MODEL, FLORIDA ROOM, CONCRETE CARPORT, C/A/H, VERY GOOD CONDITION, VANTAGE OAKS $10,000 O.B.O. CALL 863-467-0079 Palm Harbor Retirement Community Homes $8,500 off, 2/2 & 3/2 from $39,900 Call John Lyons 800-622-2832 ext 210 for details http://www.palm harbor.com/ model-center/plantcity/ Campers/RVsWanted all Travel Trailers, Motor Homes and Fifth Wheels. Any Condition, Cash paid on the spot Call 941-347-7171 Autos WantedCASH FOR CARS No Title Needed, Any Condition. 268junk.com Located in Okeechobee Call (863)484-2012 Buying a car? Look in the classifieds. Selling a car? Look in the classifieds. Earn some extra cash. Sell your used items in the classifieds Get a quick response to any item you may be selling with a classified ad. How do you find a job in todays competitive market? In the employment section of the classifieds Public Notice NOTICE OF SHERIFF’S SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to an ORDER issued by the County Court of Okeechobee County, Florida on the 25th day of February 2013, in the cause wherein OKEECHOBEE COUNTY And Defendant (s) undetermined being Case No. 2013-CC-17 in the said court, 1 Paul C. May, as Sheriff of Okeechobee County Florida pursuant to F 5 878.073 hereby offer all of right, title and Interest of the Defendant (unknown) in and to the following described animal located in Okeechobee County, Florida to Wit DESCRIPTION OF PROPERTY 1) 16 Year Old Gelding bay/chestnut brown in color I shall offer the above described animal for sale, on May 1st at 10.00 AM, or as soon as possible thereafter at Okeehobee County Sheriffs Of ce 504 N. W. 4th Street Okeechobee Florida And will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash ,all right title, and said interest of unknown Defendant in said animal. Animal may be viewed prior to sale by Contacting Okeechobee County Animal Control at 863-357-3225. Dated at Okeechobee, Florida this 25th day of March. 2013 Paul C. May, Sheriff Okeechobee, County In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, persons with disabilities needing a special accommodation to participate in the proceeding should contact Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Of ce not later than seven days prior to the proceeding at 863-763-3117, ext. 2295 439853 ON 4/10,17/2013 PUBLIC NOTICE CONSIDERATION OF A PROPOSED SPECIAL EXCEPTION A PUBLIC HEARING will be held before the City of Okeechobee Board of Adjustment and Appeals on Thursday, April 18 2013 at 6:00 p.m or as soon thereafter as possible, at City Hall, 55 SE 3rd Ave, Council Chambers, Rm 200, Okeechobee, Florida. The agenda is available on the City website www.cityofokeechobee.com, or contact the General Services Department, pburnette@cityofokeechobee.com, 863-763-3372 x 218. Under consideration is Special Exception Petition No. 13-003-SE, submitted by Robert Gent, Vice President, on behalf of property owner, Okeechobee Asphalt and Ready Mixed Concrete, Inc., to permit uses in excess of 45 feet in height within an Industrial (IND) Zoning District, ref. Code Book Section 90-343(8). The proposed use is to add a second silo 52 feet high to the concrete plant. Property is located at 503 NW 9th Street, Legal: Lots 1-4, Block 45, City of Okeechobee, Plat Book 5, Page 5 Okeechobee County public records. All members of the public are encouraged to attend and participate in said Hearing. The entire petition may be inspected during regular business hours, Mon-Fri, 8am-4:30pm, except for holidays. The Board of Adjustment and Appeals serves as the decision making body (quasi-judicial), on behalf of the City, to approve or deny Special Exceptions. PLEASE TAKE NOTICE AND BE ADVISED that if any person desires to appeal any decision made by the Board of Adjustment and Appeals with respect to any matter considered at this meeting, or hearing will need to ensure a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. General Services media are used for the sole purpose of back-up for the department. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990 persons needing special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact the General Services Of ce at 863-763-3372 for assistance. by: Brian Whitehall, Zoning Administrator Petition No. 13-003-SE 439925 ON 3/31;4/10/2013 Public Notice Public Notice 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 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FIFTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR PALM BEACH COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO: 502012CA019618XXXXMB (AW) GRAND BANK & TRUST OF FLORIDA, Plaintiff V. EUROPEAN AMERICAN SERVICE TEAM, INC., a Florida corporation, JOSEF H. KOESTLER, SONJA KOESTLER, and CALOOSA PROPERTY OWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC. Defendants NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 15TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR PALM BEACH COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION NO: 502012CA019618XXXXMB (AW) FOR COUNT I NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated March 28, 2013 and entered in Case No. 502012CA019618XXXXMB (W) of the Circuit Court of the 15th Judicial Circuit, in and for Palm Beach County, Florida, wherein European American Service Team, Inc., Josef H. Koestler, Sonja Koestler and Caloosa Property Owners Association, Inc. are the Defendants, the Clerk of this Court will sell pursuant to Count I of the Complaint and Judgment thereon, to the highest and best bidder online at “www.mypalmbeachclerk.clerkauction.com.” at 10:00 A.M. on the 13th day of May, 2013 in accordance with Section 45.031, Florida Statutes the following described real property for Parcel 1 located in Palm Beach County, Florida, and for Parcels 2 and 3 located in Okeechobee County, Florida, as more particularly set forth in the Final Judgment of Foreclosure: Parcel 1: Lot 5, Section One, Caloosa, a Rural Subdivision, according to the Plat thereof on le in the Of ce of the Clerk of the Circuit Court in and for Palm Beach County, Florida, recorded in Plat Book 33, Pages 90 through 92, inclusive Street Address: 13188 Sand Ridge Road, Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33418 [owned by European American] Property No.: 00-41-41-27-01-001-0050 Parcel 2: Lot 313, Taylor Creek Isles, S ection Three, according to the Plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 4, Page 2, Public Records of Okeechobee County, Florida Street Address: 3206 SE 33rd Terrace, Okeechobee, FL 34974 [owned by Josef Koestler and Sonja Koestler, husband and wife] Property No.: R 1-35-37-35-0040-00000-3130 Parcel 3: Lot 48, Taylor Creek Isles, Section One, according to the Plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 59, Public Records of Okeechobee County, Florida. Street Address: 3625 SE 21st Avenue, Okeechobee, FL 34974 [owned by Josef H. Koestler and Sonja Koestler, his wife] Property No.: R 1-35-37-35-0020-00000-0480 Access to the electronic online auction will be available at public computer terminals located in the Record Services Department. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owners as of the date of Lis Pendens must le a claim within 60 days after the sale. DATED at West Palm Beach, Palm Beach County, Florida, this 28th day of March, 2013. JONES, FOSTER, JOHNSTON & STUBBS, P.A. Attorneys for Grand Bank & Trust of Florida 505 S. Flagler Drive, Ste. 1200 West Palm Beach, Fl 33401 Telephone: (561) 650-0438 Facsimile: (561) 650-5300 By: Michael T. Kranz Florida Bar No: 351180 mkranzRiones-fostercom 440592 ON 4/10,17/2013 Public Notice 14 Okeechobee News April 10, 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 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 p rovision 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

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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 Public Notice Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 47-2011-CA-000298 JPMORGAN CHASE BANK,NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, Plaintiff, vs. THOMAS E. ASHE, SR., et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN Pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated February 28, 2013, and entered in Case No. 47-2011-CA-000298 of the Circuit Court of the Nineteenth Judicial Circuit in and for Okeechobee County, Florida in which JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association, is the Plaintiff and Thomas E. Ashe, Sr., Loretta S. Bush, Bene cial Florida, Inc., are defendants, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in the Jury Assembly Room, 2nd Floor, Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 34972, Okeechobee County, Florida at 11:00AM on the 8th day of May, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment of Foreclosure: BEING A PARCEL OF LAND LYING IN SECTION 17, TOWNSHIP 37 SOUTH, RANGE 36 EAST, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA, AND BEING FURTHER BOUNDED AND DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCE AT THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF SAID SECTION 17, THENCE SOUTH 89 DEGREES 57’33” EAST ALONG THE SOUTH BOUNDARY OF SAID SECTION 17, A DISTANCE OF 1905.30 FEET TO A POINT ON THE EAST RIGHT-OF-WAY OF N.E. 70TH AVENUE (FOUR SEASONS DRIVE); THENCE NORTH 00 DEGREES 05’07” EAST ALONG SAID EAST RIGHT-OF-WAY A DISTANCE OF 4049.14 FEET TO A POINT LYING ON THE SOUTH RIGHT-OFWAY OF (N.W. 6TH STREET, FOUR SEASONS UNRECORDED PLAT); THENCE NORTH 89 DEGREES 24’08” WEST ALONG SAID SOUTH RIGHT-OF-WAY A DISTANCE OF 380.00 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE SOUTH 00 DEGREES 05’07” WEST A DISTANCE OF 200 FEET TO A POINT LYING ON THE NORTH RIGHT-OF-WAY OF N.E. 11TH WAY (N.E. 5TH STREET, FOUR SEASONS UNRECORDED PLAT); THENCE NORTH 89 DEGREES 24’08” WEST ALONG SAID NORTH RIGHT-OF-WAY A DISTANCE OF 217.80 FEET TO A POINT; THENCE NORTH 00 DEGREES 05’07” EAST A DISTANCE OF 200 FEET TO A POINT; THENCE SOUTH 89 DEGREES 24’08” EAST A DISTANCE OF 217.8 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. TOGETHER WITH A MOBILE HOME LOCATED THEREON AS A PERMANENT FIXTURE AND APPURTENANCE THERETO, DESCRIBED AS: A (SS/GMC) MOBILE HOME BEARING IDENTIFICATION NUMBERS: PB91259AFL, TITLE # 0081205041 AND PB91259BFL, TITLE # 0081205101. A/K/A 6855 N.E. 11TH ST., OKEECHOBEE, FL 34974-8295 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must le a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated in Okeechobee County, Florida this 8th day of March 2013. SHARON ROBERTSON Clerk of the Circuit Court Okeechobee County, Florida BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk Albertelli Law, Attorney for Plaintiff P.O. Box 23028, Tampa, FL 33623 (813) 221-4743 (813) 221-9171 facsimile eService: servealaw@albertellilaw.com CH 11-84896 In Accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Corrie Johnson, ADA Coordinator, 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. 439122 ON 4/10,17/2013 Public Notice Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION Case #: 2009 CA 000286 HSBC Bank USA, National Association, as Trustee for the Holders of Deutsche Alt-A Securities Mortgage Loan Trust, Series 2006-AR5 Mortgage PassThrough Certi cates Plaintiff, -VS.David Combs; Unknown Parties in Possession #1; If living, and all Unknown Parties claiming by, through, under and against the above named Defendant(s) who are not known to be dead or alive, whether said Unknown Parties may claim an interest as Spouse, Heirs, Devisees, Grantees, or Other Claimants Defendant(s). NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order of Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated February 1, 2013, entered in Civil Case No. 2009 CA 000286 of the Circuit Court of the 19th Judicial Circuit in and for Okeechobee County, Florida, wherein HSBC Bank USA, National Association, as Trustee for the Holders of Deutsche Alt-A Securities Mortgage Loan Trust, Series 2006-AR5 Mortgage Pass-Through Certi cates, Plaintiff and David Combs are defendant(s), I, Clerk of Court, SHARON ROBERTSON, will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at The Jury Assembly Room, on the Second Floor, of the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 312 N.W. Third Street, Okeechobee, FL 34972 beginning at 11:00 A.M. on May 8, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to-wit: PARCEL 16F A PORTION OF LOTS 7 THROUGH 16, BLOCK 16, OF THE SUBDIVISION ENTITLED “A REVISED AND ADDITION TO PLAT OF CONNERS GABLES”, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 15, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA, SAID PORTION BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCING AT THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF LOT 1, OF SAID BLOCK 16; THENCE, NORTH 5354’53” WEST ALONG THE NORTHERLY LINE OF SAID BLOCK 16, A DISTANCE OF 984.00 FEET, TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING OF THE HEREIN DESCRIBED PARCEL: THENCE, CONTINUE NORTH 5354’53” WEST ALONG THE NORTHERLY LINE OF SAID BLOCK 16, A DISTANCE OF 77.00 FEET; THENCE, SOUTH 3605’07” WEST, A DISTANCE OF 200.00 FEET, TO THE SOUTHERLY LINE OF SAID BLOCK 16; THENCE, SOUTH 5354’53” EAST, ALONG THE SOUTHERLY LINE, A DISTANCE OF 77.00 FEET; THENCE, NORTH 3605’07” EAST, A DISTANCE OF 200.00 FEET, TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. Florida Rules of Judicial Administration Rule 2.540 Notices to Persons With DisabilitiesIf you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Corrie Johnson, ADA Coordinator, 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711.SPANISH: Si usted es una persona discapacitada que necesita alguna adaptacion para poder participar de este procedimiento o evento; usted tiene derecho, sin costo alguno a que se le provea cierta ayuda. Favor de comunicarse con Corrie Johnson, Coordinadora de A.D.A., 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, Fl. 34986, (772) 807-4370 por lo menos 7 dias antes 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. SHARON ROBERTSON CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT Okeechobee County, Florida BY: Sandra L. Creech DEPUTY CLERK OF COURT 436852 ON 4/10,17/2013 Public Notice Public Notice 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 T RUSTEES OF THE LUNN LIVING T RUST dated October 6, 1999 Plaintiffs V s. RANGEL MARTINEZ et.al. Defendants NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to the nal judgment of Foreclosure dated the 10th day of December, 2012 and entered in case number 472009CA656 of the 19th Judicial Circuit, in and for Okeechobee County, Florida, wherein C&A FINANCIAL PROGRAMS INC. & WAYNE B. LUNN & LOIS R. LUNN, AS TRUST EES 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. A NY 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 Public Notice 15 Okeechobee News A pril 10, 2013 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 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 of 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 Anthony F. Diecidue, Esquire FBN: 146528 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. PROBATE DIVISION CASE NO. 2013-CP-051 In Re: Estate of ELIZABETH JEAN GREEN, a/k/a ELIZABETH J. GREEN, Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of ELIZABETH JEAN GREEN, a/k/a ELIZABETH J. GREEN, deceased, whose date of death was January 20, 2013, and whose social security number is ***-**-9423, is pending in the Circuit Court for Okeechobee County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 312 N.W. 3rd Street, Suite 101, Okeechobee, Florida 34972. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representative’s attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against the decedent’s estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must le their claims with court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent’s estate must le their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER 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 AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent’s estate must le their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT’S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of rst publication of this notice is 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 Earn some extra cash. Sell your used items in the classifieds 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 BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT’S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of the rst publication of this notice is April 10, 2013. Personal Representative: Victor Green, Jr. 2703 Horseshoe Trail Palm City, Florida 34990 Attorney for Personal Representative: CONELY & CONELY, P.A. P.O. Drawer 1367 Okeechobee, Florida 34973 Telephone: (863) 763-3825 Facsimile: (863) 763-6856 Primary E-mail Address: tconely@conelyandconely.com Secondary 1 E-Mail Address: blanier@conelyandconely.com Secondary 2 E-Mail Address service@conelyandconely.com BY: Tom W. Conely, III Florida Bar No. 096482 4405 ON 4/10,17/2013 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 19TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 2011-CA 78 FLORIDA FEDERAL LAND BANK ASSOCIATION FLCA, FORMERLY 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 of 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 Clerk ATTORNEY Sandler & Sandler 117 Aragon Avenue Coral Gables, Florida 33134 438343 ON 4/3,10/2013 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 B Y 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 o f 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 o f Second Avenue a distance o f 153 feet, then run East and parallel to the North boundar y of said Lot 9 a distance o f 286.31 feet to the East boundary of said Lot 9, then run North a distance of 153 feet, to the North East corner o f said Lot 9, then run West along the North boundary o f said Lot 9, a distance o f 286.31 feet to the P.O.B. Tax ID: 1153635001000030009DIF YOU ARE A PERSON CLAIMING A RIGHT TO FUNDS REMAINING AFTE R 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 AN Y 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; i f you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. DATED at Okeechobee County, Florida, this 22nd day of February, 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. Lauderdale, FL 33309 954-740-5200 Telephone 954-740-5290 Facsimile 438332 ON 4/3,10/2013 Reading a newspaper provides the opportunity to get involved in your community.No wonder newspaper readers are more popular! Need a few more bucks to purchase something deer? Pick up some extra bucks when you sell your used items in the classifeids.

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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. Creech, Deputy Clerk 438646 ON 4/3,10/2013 Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice 16 Okeechobee News April 10, 2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 19TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 472012CA000376CAXXXX SEACOAST NATIONAL BANK, Plaintiff, V S. 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 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT 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 chobee, 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 Crossword Puzzle ACROSS 1 Nile reptile 5 Dance in Rio 10 Net info sources 14 Make over 15 Dwindling Alaskan tribe 16 It runs in Jurez 17 Copycat 18 Horn without keys 19 Place to brood 20 *13th in a literary series of 26 23 Glucose regulator 24 Winter phenomenon, commercially 25 Diary of a sort 28 Cultural org. since 1965 29 *Me.-to-Fla. route 32 Actress Gardner 33 Party invite inits. 34 So be it!Ž 35 *Benjamin 38 __ to him who believes in nothingŽ: Hugo 39 *Blue Light Specials store 40 Bats 41 PlatoonŽ setting, briefly 42 Author Grafton who wrote 20Across 43 *The Bosss backup 46 Basic resting spot 49 So thats it!Ž 50 Where kronor are spent: Abbr. 51 Cooks quantity? 53 *All men have them 55 Bunker smoother 58 Give __: inspire 59 Capable of 60 Cell impulse transmitter 61 Blakley of NashvilleŽ 62 Put in stitches 63 I Love LucyŽ producer/writer Oppenheimer 64 Tipped at the casino 65 Winged archer DOWN 1 Fill snugly with 2 Complain 3 Potemkin mutiny city 4 Argonauts island refuge 5 Kates Charlies AngelsŽ role 6 Some booster club members 7 Byte beginning 8 Dartboard area 9 Diminished slowly 10 Watch part 11 Back in time 12 Status __ 13 Deplete 21 Martini garnish 22 Demure 25 Andean bean 26 Done 27 Mannerly fellow 30 Nuclear radiation weapon, for short 31 Popularity 32 Comment end? 35 Marks love 36 Chips and dip, say 37 Twice quadri38 Decisive downfall 39 Praise 41 1980s sitcom set in rural Vermont 42 Acted snobbishly toward 44 PC key 45 Payment for cash? 46 Boy scout, at times 47 Fight combo 48 Boxer Mike et al. 52 When spelled out, word that follows the beginnings of the starred answers in a memorable kids show theme song 53 Desires 54 Pen call 55 British rule in India 56 Bush whacker? 57 Haymaker consequences By Ed Sessa (c)2011 Tribune Media Services, Inc. 06/30/11 06/30/11 ANSWER TO PREVIOUS PUZZLE: Edited by Rich Norris and Joyce Nichols Lewis xwordeditor@aol.com IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR der or against the names Defendants. YOU 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 Par k Road, Suite 307, Boca Raton, FL 33433 (Phone Number: (561) 392-6391), within 30 days o f 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 Cler k 439132 ON 4/3,10/2013 IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 2013-DR-81 IN RE: THE MARRIAGE OF DAVID S. WOLF, SR., Petitioner/Husband, and OLGA L. WOLF, Wife NOTICE OF ACTION CONSTRUCTIVE SERVICE TO: OLGA L. WOLF Addresses Unknown YOU ARE NOTIFIED that a Dissolution of Marriage action has been led and commenced in this court. You are required to serve a copy 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, OkeeOKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 472008CA000605CAXXXX WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A., SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO WACHOVIA BANK, N.A., Plaintiff, VS.UNKNOWN HEIRS BENEFICIARIES DEVISEES OF THE ESTATE OF CLAUDETTE J. ULLMANN DECEASED; et al., Defendant(s). NOTICE OF ACTION TO: 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, un-

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Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 19TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION: CASE NO.: 472008CA000425CAXXXX BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING, L.P. F/K/A COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS SERVICING, L.P., Plaintiff, V S. GEORGE GREENE, JR.; LISA ANN GREENE; 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 Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated the 31st day of January, 2013, and entered in Case No. 472008CA000425CAXXXX, of the Circuit Court of the 19TH Judicial Circuit in and for Okeechobee County, Florida, wherein BAC HOME LOANS SERV ICING, L.P. F/K/A COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS SERVICING, L.P. is the Plaintiff and GEORGE GREENE, JR., LISA ANN GREENE and UNKNOWN T ENANT(S) IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY are defendants. T he 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 8th day of May, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: LOT 57, PIONEER ESTATES, UNIT 2, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 6, PAGES 16 AND 17, PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. TOGETHER WITH THAT CERTAIN 1989 GLEN DOUBLEWIDE MOBILE HOME IDENTIFIED BY VIN NUMBERS; 57620374AY AND 57620374BY. A NY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Corrie Johnson, A DA Coordinator, 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if y ou are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. SPANISH: Si usted es una persona discapacitada que necesita alguna adaptacion para poder participar de este procedimiento o evento; usted tiene derecho, sin costo alguno a que se le provea cierta ayuda. Favor de comunicarse con Corrie Johnson, Coordinadora de A.D.A., 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, Fl. 34986, (772) 807-4370 por lo menos 7 dias antes de que tenga que comparecer en corte o inmediatamente despues de haber recibido esta noti cacion si es que falta menos de 7 dias para su comparecencia. Si tiene una discapacidad auditiva de habla, llame al 711. KREYOL: Si ou se yon moun ki kokobe ki bezwen asistans ou aparey pou ou ka patisipe nan prosedu sa-a, ou gen dwa san ou pa bezwen peye anyen pou ou j wen on seri de ed. Tanpri kontakte Corrie Johnson, Co-ordinator ADA, 250 NW Country Club Drive, suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 O’mwen 7 jou avan ke ou gen pou-ou 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 j ou; Si ou pa ka tande ou pale byen, rele 711. Dated this 5th day of February, 2013. SHARON ROBERTSON Clerk of the Circuit Court BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk Choice Legal Group, P.A. 1800 NW 49th Street, Suite 120 Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33309 T elephone: (954) 453-0365 Facsimile: (954) 771-6052 T oll Free: 4/10,17/2013 Public NoticeIN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 19TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. CASE No.: 2012-CA-236 U.S. BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIAT ION, AS TRUSTEE UNDER THE POOLING AND SERVICING AGREEMENT DATED AS OF JUNE 1, 2006, GSAMP TRUST 2006-HE4, MORTGAGE PASS-THROUGH CERTIFIPublic Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 19TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION: CASE NO.: 47-2009-CA-000661 GMAC MORTGAGE, LLC, Plaintiff, VS. FRANK GREGORIO; C.F.S. PROPERTIES, INC A FLORIDA CORPORATION; ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH UNDER AND, AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANTS(S WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTREST AS SPOUSE HEIRS, DEVISES, GRANTEES, OR OTHERS CLAIMANTS; LORNA GREGORIO, Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated the 31st day of January, 2013, and entered in Case No. 47-2009-CA-000661, of the Circuit Court of the 19TH Judicial Circuit in and for Okeechobee County, Florida, wherein GMAC MORTGAGE, LLC is the Plaintiff and FRANK GREGORIO, C.F.S PROPERTIES, INC A FLORIDA CORPORATION, LORNA GREGORIO 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 8th day of May, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit THE WEST 1/2 OF THE WEST 1/2 OF THE NORTH 1/2 OF THE SOUTH 1/2 OF TRACT 9, SECTION 25, TOWNSHIP 34 SOUTH, RANGE 33 EAST, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 4, PAGE 3A-D, PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. (2 LOTS, L AND M) 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, Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 19TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 10000153CA BANK OF AMERICA, NA. SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP F/K/A COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP Plaintiff, VS. ANDREA N. HETRICK; et al; Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated February 28, 2013, and entered in Case No. 10000153CA, of the Circuit Court of the 19th Judicial Circuit in and for OKEECHOBEE County, Florida. BANK OF AMERICA, NA. SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP F/K/A COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP is Plaintiff and ANDREA N. HETRICK; VINCENT M. HETRICK; JOHN DOE AND JANE DOE AS UNKNOWN TENANTS IN POSSESSION; WINDOW SUPPLY, INC.; are defendants. I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in THE JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM, 2ND FLOOR, OF THE OKEECHOBEE COUNTY JUDICIAL CENTER, 312, N.W. 3RD STREET, OKEECHOBEE, FLORIDA 34972, at 11:00 A.M., on the 8th day of May, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: LOT 10, OTTER CREEK ACRES, UNIT ONE, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 6, PAGE 1, PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA TOGETHER WITH A 1985 MOBILE HOME VIN# KH4426D3FB4985GA & KH4426D3FB4985GB 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 5th 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 Disabilities If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Corrie Johnson, ADA Coordinator, 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. SPANISH: Si usted es una persona discapacitada que necesita alguna adaptacion para poder participar de este procedimiento Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 47-2009-CA-000557 DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST COMPANY AS TRUSTEE FOR FIRST FRANKLIN MORTGAGE LOAN TRUST 2006-FF1 MORTGAGE PASS THROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2006-FF1, Plaintiff, vs. BERNARDINO DE LOS SANTOS, et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN Pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated January 31, 2013 and entered in Case No. 47-2009CA-000557 of the Circuit Court of the Nineteenth Judicial Circuit in and for Okeechobee County, Florida in which Deutsche Bank National Trust Company as Trustee for First Franklin Mortgage Loan Trust 2006-FF1 Mortgage Pass-Through Certi cates, Series 2006-FF1, is the Plaintiff and Bernardino De Los Santos, are defendants, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in the Jury Assembly Room, 2nd Floor, Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 34972, Okeechobee County, Florida at 11:00AM on the 8th day of May, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment of Foreclosure: LOT 4, BLOCK 28, BASSWOOD, UNIT 2, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 28, PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. A/K/A 3845 NORTHWEST 28TH AVENUE, 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 60 days after the sale. Dated in Okeechobee County, Florida this 15th day of February, 2013. SHARON ROBERTSON Clerk of the Circuit Court Okeechobee County, Florida By: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk Albertelli Law Attorney for Plaintiff P.O. Box 23028 Tampa, FL 33623 (813) 221-4743 (813) 221-9171 facsimile eService: servealaw@albertellilaw.com CH 09-24091 In Accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, If you Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 47-2009-CA-000289 WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A. Plaintiff, v. PAUL F. LYNCH III; NICOLE A. LYNCH; UNKNOWN TENANT 1; UNKNOWN TENANT 2; AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST THE ABOVE NAMED DEFENDANT(S), WHO (IS/ARE) NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIM AS HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, LIENORS, CREDITORS, TRUSTEES, SPOUSES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS; Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to the Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated January 31, 2013, in this cause, I will sell the property situated in OKEECHOBEE County, Florida, described as: LOT 6, BLOCK 6, OKEECHOBEE HAMMOCK SECTION 1, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 31, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. a/k/a 6646 SE 88TH TRAIL, OKEECHOBEE, FL 34974-1764 at public sale on May 8, 2013, at eleven o’clock a.m., in the Jury Assembly Room on the Second Floor of the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, located at 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida, to the highest bidder for cash, except as prescribed in paragraph 4, in accordance with Section 45.031, Florida Statutes. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must le a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated at Okeechobee, Florida, this 7th day of February, 2013. SHARON ROBERTSON Clerk of the Circuit Court BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy ClerkIN ACCORDANCE WITH THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Corrie Johnson, ADA Coordinator, 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. 437213 ON 4/10,17/2013 LEGAL NOTICE Public Auction will be held at Johns Towing Service storage lot located at 704 Northeast 2nd Avenue, Okeechobee, Florida 34972 on APRIL 26, 2013 at 9:00 A.M. Pursuant to Florida Statute 713.78 for unpaid towing and storage charges. Year, make, model and VIN are as follows. 1998 FORD EXPLORER VIN #1FMZU32P7WZA08846 Terms of sale are cash, and no checks will be accepted. Seller reserves the right of nal bid. ALL SALES ARE FINAL! NO REFUNDS WILL BE MADE! Said automobiles will be sold in “As Is” condition with no guarantee’s. 440644 ON 4/10/2013 17 Okeechobee News A pril 10, 2013 CATES, 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 of 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 of the Circuit Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in the Jury Assembly room, 2nd Floor of the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, located at 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, FL 34972, at 11:00 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, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must le a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated at Okeechobee, Okeechobee County, Florida, this 26th day of February, 2013. SHARON ROBERTSON Clerk of said Circuit Court BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk Clar eld, Okon, Salomone, & Pincus, P.L. Attorney for Plaintiff 500 S. Australian Avenue, Suite 730 West Palm Beach, FL 33406 (561) 713-1400 438432 ON 4/3,10/2013 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. KRFYOL: 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 6th day of February, 2013.SHARON ROBERTSON Clerk Of The Circuit Court BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk 436818 ON 4/10,17/2013 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. 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.: 10-23047 BOA 438834 ON 4/10,17/2013 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. 438140 ON 4/10,17/2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 47-2012-CA-000473 WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A. Plaintiff, v. THE UNKNOWN HEIRS, GRANTEES, DEVISEES, LIENORS, TRUSTEES, AND CREDITORS OF RENNIE L. MCCLEAD, DECEASED, ET AL. Defendants. NOTICE OF ACTION TO: THE UNKNOWN HEIRS, GRANTEES, DEVISEES, LIENORS, TRUSTEES, AND CREDITORS OF RENNIE L. MCCLEAD, DECEASED, AND ALL CLAIMANTS, PERSONS OR PARTIES, NATURAL OR CORPORATE, AND WHOSE EXACT LEGAL STATUS IS UNKNOWN, CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST RENNIE L. MCCLEAD DECEASED, OR ANY OF THE HEREIN NAMED OR DESCRIBED DEFENDANTS OR PARTIES CLAIMING TO HAVE ANY RIGHT, TITLE OR INTEREST IN AND TO THE PROPERTY HEREIN DESCRIBED Current resiance unknown, but whose last known address was: 405 SE 7TH STREET, OKEECHOBEE, FL 34974 YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose a mortgage on the following property in Okeechobee County Florida, to-wit: LOT 15, BLOCK J, CENTRAL PARK ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 2, PAGE 39, PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. TOGETHER WITH A 1984 NOVA MOBILE HOME ATTACHED THERETO, HAVING VIN#E105055A, WHICH NOW HAS BEEN RETIRED. has been led against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on DOUGLAS C. ZAHM, P.A., Plaintiffs attorney, whose address is 12425 28th Street North, Suite 200, St. Petersburg, FL 33716, within thirty (30) days after the rst publication of this Notice of Action, and le the original with the Clerk of this Court at 312 Northwest 3rd Street, Okeechobee, FL 34972, either before service on Plaintiffs attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise, a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the complaint petition. WITNESS my hand and seal of the Court on this 4th day of April, 2013. Sharon Robertson Clerk of the Circuit Court BY: Kimberley J. Sarros Deputy ClerkIN ACCORDANCE WITH THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT, PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES NEEDING A SPECIAL ACCOMMODATION TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS PROCEEDING SHOULD CONTACT COURT ADMINISTRATION NOT LATER THAN SEVEN DAYS PRIOR TO THE PROCEEDINGS AT 250 NW COUNTRY CLUB DRIVE, PORT ST.LUCIE, FL 34972 OR CALL 1-772-807-4370 WITHIN TWO WORKING DAYS OF YOUR RECEIPT OF THE NOTICE. IF YOU ARE HEARING IMPAIRED CALL 1-800955-8771 (TDD); IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED 1-800-955-8770 (V); VIA RELAY SERVICE. 440464 ON 4/10,17/2013 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 COUR T BY: Sandra L. Creeech Deputy Cler k 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; i f you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. 435999 ON 4/3,10/2013 READING A NEWSPAPER...leads you to the best products and services.

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Public Notice Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 47-2009-CA-000319 JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION Plaintiff, vs. STEVEN B. BOURN, et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN Pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated January 31, 2013, and entered in Case No. 47-2009CA-000319 of the Circuit Court of the Nineteenth Judicial Circuit in and for Okeechobee County, Florida in which JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association, is the Plaintiff and Steven B. Bourn, Delores Ann Bourn, are defendants, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in the Jury Assembly Room, 2nd Floor, Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 34972, Okeechobee County, Florida at 11:00AM on the 8th day of May, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment of Foreclosure: LOT 4, BLOCK 1, LAKE MONTAZA ESTATES, SECTION 5, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 5, PAGE 52, PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA A/K/A 859 NW 358TH BLVD., 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 60 days after the sale. Dated in Okeechobee County, Florida this 15th day of February, 2013. Sharon Robertson Clerk of the Circuit Court Okeechobee County, Florida By: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk Albertelli Law Attorney for Plaintiff P.O. Box 23028 Tampa, FL 33623 (813) 221-4743 (813) 221-9171 facsimile eService: servealawaalbertellilaw.com CH 11-92278 In Accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Corrie Johnson, ADA Coordinator, 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. 438423 ON 4/10,17/2013 18 Okeechobee News April 10, 2013 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 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 A NY 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, A DA 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 A ttorney 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 Reading a newspaper leads you to the best products and services.No wonder newspaper readers earn more money! By Charles M. MurphyOkeechobee News Fort Pierce Central avenged an early season defeat to Okeechobee by spoiling the Lady Brahman senior-parent night contest, with a 9-5 victory in a high school softball District 12-7A game Friday night at OHS. The game was played one night later than expected due to weather conditions. OHS honored seniors Sarah Davis, Jaryaca Baker, Lexi Manson and Kathy Simmons before the game for the hard work and dedication they have put into the softball program over the past few years. Fort Pierce scored runs in the top of the rst and third and rallied from two runs down in the middle innings, thanks to a three-run rally in the fourth inning. Okeechobee had scored four runs in the bottom of the third thanks to a base hit by Carissa Licata, an error, a walk to Davis, an RBI double by Baker, and an RBI ground out by Lexi Ward. Davis added an RBI single in the fth inning for OHS. Fort Pierce hit two home runs late in the game to take control. Brahman coach Heather Gillis said she felt Fort Pierce Central has improved a lot over the last few years but really came out extremely hungry in this game and wanted to win. "They want it really, really bad and they came out and swung for the fence the entire time. We gave up some plays that should not have happened and in the end we beat ourselves tonight," she said. Gillis said the girls must maintain their focus and remember things they work on at practice. She noted some of the mistakes the team made, cut off throws especially, were things they worked on in practice this week. "We made mistakes and didn't communicate and that turned the ball game around. FPC had the drive and hunger the entire game and our girls just lost their focus, drive and hunger," she added. The Lady Brahmans have a light wee k this week with just one game. That will give them time to work on some things and prepare for the District Tournament which OHS will host next week. Gillis said the home eld might make the difference for the team as Okeechobee will likely show a lot of support, pack the stands, and show the girls that they are cared about. "We are blessed to have the communit y support. They will come and sit in the stands and cheer for the girls, and show them the y are cared about and supported," she added. Fort Pierce improved to 6-9 on the season. The district standings continue to be close. OHS is 6-3 in district play while Fort Pierce is 3-6. South Fork (5-3) can tie OHS for the top seed in the district if they win their nal game this week. OHS plays at Sebring on Friday afternoon at 3 p.m. Lady Cobras upset Lady Brahmans 9-5 Okeechobee News/ Charles MurphyLexi Manson (center) was joined by her dad Jess Manson (right) and Shonda Manson and mom Jerri Hill (left) and Billy Hill at the OHS softball Senior Night. Okeechobee News/ Charles MurphyKathy Simmons was anked by her parents Adam and Sabrina at the OHS softball Senior Night. Okeechobee News/ Charles MurphyJaryaca Baker (center) was joined by her parents Preston and Mona Baker and several of her brothers and sisters at OHS Softball Senior Night. They include Kiylier, Lahna, Lanie, Preslynn, Ivess, Alyke, Ramone and Pherian. Okeechobee News/ Charles MurphySarah Davis was joined by her parents Jim and Candace Davis at OHS softball Senior Night. Sarah is the Class of 2013 Valedictorian this year. 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 information, contact Belina Forlifer at 863-357-1104. Seniors play bluegrass musicThe senior country bluegrass music program is 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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On Wednesday, March 20, they walked to Central Elementary School to "teach" classes about local beef and dairy cattle, several species of Florida wildlife, and South Florida commercial ower and vegetable crops. The fth topic covered Florida's citrus industry. Each team provided their students w ith a reading, writing, and critical thinking activity. All lesson plans focused on some of the major themes they themselves are learning in their AP class at OFC. They discussed migration of citrus farming from its early roots in China. They helped the fourth graders trace the origins of Brahman, Hereford, and Angus cattle breeds. From the responses overheard in the fourth grade classes, this "share what you know" project was a great success. One young Central student was heard to whisper to his tablemate, "I thought all these old kids would be boring, but this was a great experience. I liked every minute of it!" OFC wishes to thank Mrs. Vanessa McAllister and all the Central Elementary teachers who were so supportive and helpful. This project ful lled the requirements set forth in an Okeechobee Education Foundation grant applied for by Mrs. Barbara Quam and her students at OFC. The AP freshmen want to thank the Okeechobee Kiwanis Club for providing grant funding for the AP class. The generous check will be spent on books, study guides, ashcards, and up-to date videos for the new Human Geography college credit course offered to freshmen for the rst time in 2012-13. OFC students create lesson plans for fourth grade CASTLE calls for volunteers for safe parenting programIf you have a few hours to spare and share your great parenting techniques, call CASTLE today. Teaching Safe Parenting, CASTLE's mission is to stop child abuse before it even happens by empowering parents with the education necessary to create successful, loving, and nurturing families. We are currently seeking volunteers for our Safe Families Program. We're making a difference, one family at a time. Call 772-465-6011 or e-mail hr@ castletc.org for more information. Excellence in writing earned rst and second-place high school seniors two-year scholarships to Indian River State College and top honors in the College's annual Creative Writing Contest. Saint Edward's Upper School seniors and Vero Beach residents, Caroline Petty and Elliot Jaffe, were the rst and second-place winners. Caroline Petty received rst place for her play, "Colorless Meaning;" and Elliot Jaffe received second place for his poem, ." Port St. Lucie resident, Joseph Sabbagh, a senior at Port St. Lucie High School, received third place in the contest for his short story, "The Pain of Loss." Junior winners were Cody Walker, Okeechobee High School, rst place for poetry; Danese Williams, Fort Pierce Central High School, second place for "Moments;" and Joseph Cain, Sebastian River High School, third place for "Through the Eyes of a Hero." Sophomore winners were Ryan Tedders, Okeechobee High School, rst place for a short story; Jamie Wade, Lincoln Park A cademy, second place for "Seeds of Anxiety;" and Karina Sotolongo, St. Lucie West Centennial High School, third place for "Our Silent Friends." Freshman winners were Nishanth Chalasani, Saint Edward's School, rst place for poetry; Kyle R. Owen, Lincoln Park Academy, second place for poetry; and Valerie Burke, Saint Edward's School, third place for poetry. IRSC is recognized nationally for providing a quality education with affordable tuition. IRSC is ranked as the 10th top public regional college in the South by U.S. News & World Report and is designated the fth most affordable college in the country by the U.S. Department of Education. IRSC offers four-year bachelor's degrees in Education, Business Administration, Organizational Management, Digital Media, Biology, Nursing, Health Care Management, Human Services, Criminal Justice and Public Safety Administration, as well as two-year associate's degrees and technical certi cate programs. For more information, contact the IRSC Call Center at 1-866-792-4772 or visit www.irsc.edu. Creative writers earn scholarships Special to the Okeechobee NewsThese AP students, left to right, Madysun Causier, Kristen Dryden, Jacie Harvey and Jordan Lawlis, seem to be having fun with their teaching responsibilities. Special to the Okeechobee NewsJonah Macaldo, Brain Chapman and April Hogenkamp wait for their turns to teach. Special to the Okeechobee NewsJosey Pearce has the makings of a good teacher as she demonstrates something for the class.

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