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Publication Date: 04-17-2013
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Dates or Sequential Designation: Vol. 91, no. 111 (Apr. 20, 2000)-
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Wednesday, April 17, 2013 50¢ Plus ta x Vol. 104 No. 46 13.62 feetLast Year: 11.81 feet Lake Levels See page 4 for information about how to contact this newspaper. W oman accused of hitting man with SUV then stealing bicycle ... Page 8 OHS football schedule set ... Page 14 Medical Reserve Corps active in Okeechobee ... Page 9 Special to the Okeechobee News/ Army Corps of EngineersThe Lake Okeechobee Basin Management Action Plan (BMAP) is a roadmap for water quality improvements. Many of the ‘stakeholders’ met Tuesday in Okeechobee for the BMAP First Technical Meeting. Detaining peak ows is key to restoring lake says FDEP of cialBy Katrina ElskenOkeechobee News The rst technical meeting for the Lake Okeechobee Basin Management Action Plan (BMAP) was held Tuesday at the South Florida Water Management District Service Center in Okeechobee, and the meeting room was packed with representatives of local governments and governmental agencies, agricultural industries and environmental interests. The BMAP is a restoration plan, a roadmap for water quality improvements, which will include wastewater limits, urban BMPs, agricultural BMPs and conservation programs. Beth Alvi, with the Watershed Planning and Coordination Section, Florida Department o f Environmental Protection, opened the meeting with an overview of some of the terms used to describe the process. Lake nutrient loads tied to o w See BMAP Page 2 Special to the Okeechobee News/ OCSOThe Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Of ce on Tuesday, April 16, released this photo of a blue Toyota Sienna van that is similar to the one used last week by a man who tried to lure children into his vehicle. The actual van being sought by local law enforcement is a 2001 to 2003 model. By Eric KoppOkeechobee News Local law enforcement still has little information to work with regarding a man who apparently tried to coax two young children into his blue van in two different areas of the county late last week. Surveillance video from a S.R. 70 W. business has, however, given law enforcement personnel a better idea of what the van looked like. According to Michele Bell, public information of cer for the Okeechobee County Sheriff's Of ce (OCSO), the van appears to be a 2001-2003 blue Toyota Sienna. She said the clear coat on the roof of the passenger's side of the vehicle is either fading or completely gone. Also, the right-front turn signal is missing from the vehicle. Although there was an adult witness, no one saw the license tag on the van. It has also been pointed out that there was a taxi sign in the windshield on the driver's side. Information on the driver of the van remains sketchy. He is described as a Man, blue van still soughtSee VAN Page 2 OHS baseball seniors honored ... Page 12

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w hite or Hispanic male that is 5-feet-9-inches tall with a thin build. A witness told OCSO personnel he had a full beard with no mustache, blue eyes and tightly-cropped black hair. That witness also told deputies the man spoke in broken Spanish, but had a Middle Eastern accent. Mrs. Bell said neither the van, nor the man, have been seen since last Thursday, A pril 11. “And, we’ve had everybody looking,” she said Tuesday, April 16. Information on the man and the vehicle have been sent to surrounding counties but, so far, that has been of little help. This newspaper received information through a social media web site that a blue v an was also seen doing the same thing in Clewiston. However, when the Clewiston Police Department was contacted they said they had no knowledge of such an incident. There was also a rumor that the man driving the van was being sought in Martin County for the rape of a 10-year-old girl at a park in the Port Salerno area of Stuart. But Christine Weiss, the public information of cer for the Martin County Sheriff’s Of ce, said there was no similarity between the two men other than their height. The man being sought for that rape is described as a white male with short brown hair. He is said to be in his early 20s, clean shaven and he possibly has a mole under his left nostril. He is thought to weigh round 190 pounds. Because he wore sunglasses, Martin County investigators have no idea as to the color of his eyes. Unlike what happened in Martin County, the man in the blue van has not committed a crime in Okeechobee County, said Mrs. Bell. “You can talk to any child you want, and it’s no crime,” she said. “There’s really no need for an adult to talk to a child but, again, it’s not against the law.” The man initially approached a 4-yearold boy in Douglas Park around 11:53 a.m. Thursday and tried to persuade the youngster to get in his van. The boy, however, road away from the man on his bicycle. Later that same day, the man reportedly approached an 11-year-old girl in DeBerry Gardens shortly after she had stepped off her school bus. OCSO reports indicate that as she walked up her driveway, the blue van followed her. The girl went to a neighbor and asked a woman there to pretend to be her mother. The woman went to the van and engaged the driver in conversation. He apparently told her he was selling women’s clothing, apparel and perfume. When the woman asked to see what he had to sell, the man replied he didn’t have anything with him. He then told her he would return the next day with samples. Of, course, he didn’t. Neither child was harmed and the man never got out of the van, said local law enforcement. Mrs. Bell, who is also a member of the OCSO sex offender unit, said there are currently 100 sexual offenders and predators in Okeechobee County. It’s not known if the man in the van is one of them, or if he came here from another county, she said. If anyone has any information on this case, or on the whereabouts of the blue Toyota van, they are asked to contact the Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Of ce at 863763-3117. V ANContinued From Page 1 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 florida.newszap.com Check out these new features: • Daily Local News Updates • New interactive and easy to navigate format • Plus much, much more!Come see for yourself! Always on Top of the JobŽRe-Roofing Specialists€ Metal & Shingle Roofs € Flats & Leaks Repair FREE ESTIMATES863-357-3838State Lic.#CCC1327338 2 Okeechobee News April 17, 2013 Today: Clear in the morning, then partly cloudy. High of 86F. Winds from the ENE at 5 to 10 mph. Tonight: Partly cloudy. Low of 68F. Winds less than 5 mph.Extended ForecastThursday : Partly cloudy. High of 84F. Winds from the ESE at 10 to 15 mph. Thursday Night : Partly cloudy. Low of 68F. Winds from the SE at 5 to 15 mph. Friday : Partly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm and rain in the afternoon. High of 88F. Winds from the SSE at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 20%. Friday Night : Partly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm and rain. Fog overnight. Low of 68F. Winds from the SSE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 30%. Saturday : Mostly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm and rain. High of 88F. Winds from the SW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 50%. Okeechobee Forecast  Watershed: The largest area under consideration, the watershed under study spans from Orange County to the Everglades Agricultural Area (EAA). The Lake Okeechobee Watershed drainage area spans over 3.5 million acres.  Sub-Watersheds: The watershed that includes Lake Okeechobee has been divided into nine sub-watersheds. Six are north of the lake, one is to the east, one to the west and one to the south. These may be named for a geographical area such as Indian Prairie or Taylor Creek and Nubbin Slough.  Basin: Each sub-watershed is divided into basins. The basins are usually referred to by designation numbers.  STA: Storm water Treatment Areas or STAs are constructed wetlands designed to lter nutrients out of the water.  HWTT: Hybrid Wetlands Treatment Technology uses a treatment agent to help the wetlands remove nutrients from the water. Ms. Alvi explained that priority basins were identi ed during the rst phase of the restoration project. She said they are using the data collected to look at changes in water quality. The goal is to reduce the amount of excess nutrients—primarily phosphorus—entering Lake Okeechobee. The land use in the area is 51.2 percent agriculture; 35.7 natural areas; and, 11.9 percent urban, according to the FDEP. Frank Nearhoof, also of the Florida Department of Environmental Protection, said they will take into consideration the hydrology, land use and other factors such as soil type, when evaluating how much phosphorus is entering Lake Okeechobee. “Our problem is the load to the lake,” he said, using charts to illustrate the fact that “the ow drives the load.” He said 90 percent of the water owing into Lake Okeechobee comes in during a very short period of time. Most of the time there is very little ow into the lake, he said but 10 percent of the time there are rapid ows. That 10 percent of the time is also responsible for 60-70 percent of the total phosphorus going into Lake Okeechobee. This is the key to restoring the lake, Mr. Nearhoof said. “If we can’t detain this ow, we are doomed to failure,” he said. He said they have data going back to 1973 for most of the water control structures. Changes in land use, such as the removal o f some dairies, implementation of Best Management Practices (BMPs) and installation of STAs have reduced the phosphorus load in some areas, he said. In other areas, it is harder to determine the effect of a particular action, he said. The phosphorus levels may also be affected b y something happening upstream. The changing Florida weather makes it harder for scientists to determine the results of their attempts to reduce phosphorus in the lake. “This is Florida,” he mused. “If you don’t like the weather just wait a little bit and it will change.” He said the development of plans for water detention will depend on both the hydrological characteristics of the basins and the land uses. The next BMAP meeting is planned for May. Ms. Alvi said they will try to move the meetings around to make it more fair to all who have to travel. They plan to schedule the next meeting in Sebring. They will also plan a telephone meeting for those interested in the more technical aspects of the studies. For more information online go to http:/ / publicfiles.dep.state.fl.us/DEAR/BMAP / LakeOkeechobee/. For more information, contact Beth Alvi at 850-245-8559 or email ElizabethAlvi@dep.state. .us. BMAPContinued From Page 1 JACKSONVILLE—The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District announces the launch of the Lake Okeechobee and the Okeechobee Waterway Facebook site. This page is speci cally geared towards people who want to learn more about Lake Okeechobee and the Okeechobee Waterway and the surrounding communities. A variety of information will be posted, including information about water releases, navigation, structure closings, water safety, recreation, the Lake Okeechobee Scenic Trail (LOST), the Herbert Hoover Dike, boating and shing, environmental stewardship, local events, emergency operations and much more. “Like” Lake Okeechobee and the Okeechobee Waterway on Facebook at http://bit.ly/LakeO. Corps launches Lake Okeechobee Facebook page

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FORT PIERCE—Indian River State College will host a special Advanced Technology Open House on Tuesday, May 7, at 6:30 p.m. Students and interested individuals can learn more about career options in Cyber Security, Robotics/Photonics, Digital Media, Graphics and Engineering at a special open house event at the Kight Center for Emerging Technologies, located just off 35th Street, on the Indian River State College Main Campus at 3209 Virginia Ave. in Fort Pierce. At the open house, learn about skills in the latest technologies available in the College’s Advanced Technology Institutes: Learn more about the Cyber Security Institute where students can learn about network security, cyber-attacks and identity theft threats. Graduates specializing in this emerging eld are in high demand and hired at salaries well above average. Find out how to prepare for a career in electronics engineering technology with expertise in robotics, photonics and laser technologies with the Robotics and Photonics Institute. Changing at the speed of light, the eld of photonics affects almost every industry with applications in laser eye surgery, “smart” missiles, ber optics for high speed Internet access and more. Learn about digital imaging, including video and 3-D animation. The Digital Medi a Institute prepares students for creative careers in computer graphics, commercial arts and multimedia design. For more information about courses and degrees in emerging technologies or information regarding the upcoming Emerging Technology Open House on May 2, call 1-866-792-4772, visit www.irsc.edu or email info@irsc.edu. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 The perfect Earth Day gift.For every pound of wild, US-harvested Gulf shrimp you purchase through April 24, Publix will donate $1 to Sustainable Fisheries Partnership (up to $40,000). publix.com/sustainability Residential Commercial FREE EstimatesRoofing with the name you trust!Licensed and Insured St. Lic. CCC046939Dont make a Mistake! Call Big Lake 863-763-ROOF (7663) & REPAIRSROOFING To stay comfortable, just stay put. Since the icomfort Wi-Fi lets you adjust your homes temperature from anywhere in the world using a smartphone, laptop or tablet, you dont have to get up to get comfortable. Offer expires June 14, 2013 CAC014022(863) 763-6742208 SW 5th. Avenue Okeechobee, FL 34974*Rebate oer is valid only with the purchase of qualifying Lennox products. System rebate oers range from $300 $1,100. **See dealer for details and visit www.energy star.gov for more information on the credit guidelines. 2013 L ennox Industries, Inc. RECEIVE UP TO A $1,100 rebate*when you buy a qualifying Lennox Home Comfort System. ANDUp to $500 in Federal Tax Credits** 3 Okeechobee News A pril 17, 2013 Advanced Technology Careers Open House at IRSC in May Special to the Okeechobee NewsCenter State Bank hosts seminarBranch manager Tabitha Trent of Center State Bank took the students from Mrs. Sickels and Mrs. Daaku’s classes from Seminole Elementary on a tour of the bank and provided an educational seminar. In addition to learning about currency and banking, each student was presented with a gold Sacajawea $1 collector coin. Special to the Okeechobee News25 years of sisterhood Members of the Okeechobee American Business Women’s Association (ABWA) Women of Tomorrow Chapter would like to congratulate Marie Kirchoff for 25 years of dedication and sisterhood. Pictured are ABWA vice president Jennifer Shatto Dodd, Marie Kirchoff and president Karin Ammons.

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Social Security Obama wants to cut Social Security. The s tory is that changing the COLA calculation method will save 100 billion dollars over the next decade. The President stated that the method would protect the most vulnerable SSI recipients. Why is the left complaining about this? Have they lost faith in his veracity? Are they worried about getting elected? Even his greatest sycophant the AARP came out against him!Blue van Regarding the man attempting these abductions here in Okeechobee, I have put my children on look out in the neighborhood along with the other children. But most of all parents, please teach your children what to do. Like run the opposite way the vehicle is pointed. Run to a safe house. We as parents need to know who are the safe houses in t heir neighborhood.  I was glad to read that the two children approached by the man in the blue van knew what to do. The little boy on the bic ycle just pedalled away as fast as he could. T he little girl who ran to a neighbor’s home and asked the woman to pretend to be her mother was smart. I hope all parents have advised their children what to do if a stranger approaches them. Tell them to run away. Run to the home of the nearest neighbor t hat you know. Get out of there fast and then c all the cops. If a stranger in a car speaks to t hem, they should not approach the car.  With all the publicity about the man in t he blue van trying to pick up kids, chances are he knows people are looking for him. So, remember he could change vehicles. He might be driving something else. Make s ure to warn your kids that they should be aware of their surroundings and do not talk t o strangers.Stop wasting money Cost savings idea: Stop the re department and the sheriff employees from using the county vehicles and county fuel for personal errands. Stop sheriff employees from taking the county vehicles home.  If the re dept. work shifts were 12 hours instead of 24 hours we would need only half the crews to do the same job.  It is entirely possible and well within reason that some residents think that the commissioners are doing a ne job with the tax money available to them. After all, if you want an omelette, you have to break a few eggs.  The county commissioners don’t have a spending problem they have an income problem. They can’t get enough of your income so they can spend it. Sounds like the federal government. The county needs to learn how to live within it’s income.  A cost saver: All those county employees and dependents who use tobacco should have to pay a higher insurance rate.  Fireman and policeman should have to pass a yearly physical to prove that they are t to do their job. This would save money on insurance rates because the county can document that employees are physically t.  Considering the current annual lease for the Drivers License of ce is just a little over $22,000 per year, I think they need to leave the Drivers License of ce right where it’s at instead of incumbering an ungodly amount that will take years to pay for itself/ balance out in regard to cost of the move.  As far as the Deputies driving their patrol cars home, I have no problem with that and feel since they are basically on call for emergency 24/7 they should have their vehicles with them as it can save response time by allowing the deputy to leave from their homes versus having to go into the station to pick up a car. Plus, they equip their cars with extra items/personal equipment that would be problematic having to haul back and forth, load and unload.”  I think we have a pretty good bunch of commissioners. It’s human nature to want new, shiny things and I just wish they would consider ALL the avenues before jumping into some things that may not be necessary or wanted ... look at the budget rst, try to live within it instead of raising our taxes in order to raise revenue for things we may not really need or want. Sometimes I wish there were a mandate that made it where purchasing high priced items had to be put before the voters in order to be approved. Fun Shoot a successOkeechobee Christian Academy would like to thank everyone who helped make the 2013 Fun Shoot, sponsored by the Tucker and Grigsby Family Alumni of O.C.A, a success! The fun shoot was held at OK Corral Gun Club in Okeechobee. The OK Corral staff worked really hard to recover and host the event just one day after sustaining serious tornado damage. The O.C.A. Fun Shoot would not be possible without the volunteers, the donors and the sponsors. We want to thank The Okeechobee News, The Okeechobee Magazine, The Hometown Magazine, Custom Graphics and Signs and Teez 2 Pleez for advertisement. We also want to thank the Sheriff’s department for providing the tent, tables and chairs, Teez 2 Pleez for designing and making our t-shirts, Countryside Florist for helping with our centerpieces and Backyard Bar B.Q. for furnishing a delicious lunch. Each shooter received a goody bag with items from T.D. Bank, Suntrust Bank, Seacoast National Bank, Teez 2 Pleez, American Drilling, USB Financial Services, Okeechobee Christian Academy and Jersey Mike’s. There were over 22 sponsored teams and 88 shooters took the course. The Platinum Sponsors were: Tree Planters of South Florida, THE W, Teez 2 Pleez, Gilbert Snapper and Golf Cars, Backyard Bar B.Q., American Drilling Services, Quality Electric Contracting Company, and Lloyd Johnson Electric. The Gold Sponsors included; Old River Run R.V. Park, Dunklin Memorial, Platinum Builders, Clayton Williams with Berger Real Estate, Wherrell Machine Custom Rif e Works, Gilbert Chevrolet and Crop Production Services. The High Overall Team was awarded to the Bass Electric Team: Joel Bass (89), Kyl e Reno (89), Steve Smith (90) and Robert Bryant (84), the Top Shot Adult was won by Le e Watford (94), the Top Shot Youth winne r was Charles Bethel (84) and MDO Engineering won the award for “Putting the FUN in Fun Shoot!” This year’s raf e prizes were donated by the Wojcieszak Family, Real Sea Camo, Melody Kimsey Massage, Cowpoke’s Watering Hole, Daniel Cattle Co., Frank DeCarlo and Storey Hunts; just to name a few! J.D. Mixon with USB won the IPad raf e, John Creaseman with C and B Background won the sunset cruise for two with Capt. Chris Stanford of Pine Island Fishing Charters, Bruce Kovac and the Hebel Family won th e stone benches that Capstone Industries donated and Cody Wojcieszak was the envy o f all when he claimed the Leupold scope tha t was donated by Wherrell Machine Custom Rif e Works. The weather was gorgeous and it was a great day of food, fun and fellowship! W e appreciate everyone who helped make th e 2013 O.C.A. Fun Shoot a huge success! If you would like information abou t Okeechobee Christian Academy or would like to nd out how to participate in the 2014 O.C.A. Fun Shoot, go to www.okeechobeechristianacademy.net. Okeechobee Christian Academy April 17, 2013 4 Okeechobee News OPINION Public Forum/Speak Out Letter 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! Special to the Okeechobee News/ OCAThe Tucker Group Brandon Tucker, Bobby Tucker and Billy and Jerri Hill. Special to the Okeechobee News/ OCABass Electric team members Joel Bass and Kyle Reno.

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 In a democracy, the highest office is that of citizens.Ž „ US Supreme Court Justice Felix Frankfurter. We agree. Yet too many citizens feel powerless to influence the flow of events. We give people a voice. Our Speak Out column is just one example. We consider it an extension of the secret ballot and a return of the values of the American Revolution. How are we doing? Let us know by emailing feedback@newszap.com or calling your editor.Community Service Through Journalism 5 Okeechobee News A pril 17, 2013 Road closed in S.E. Okeechobee today!The Okeechobee County Road Department has announced the following road closure. Southeast 32nd Lane, between Southeast 38th and 39th avenues will be closed to all traf c on Wednesday, April 17, from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. You will be able to use Southeast 38th Avenue from U.S. 441 S.E. to Southeast 32nd Lane. Residents can access Southeast 32nd Lane. Southeast 39th Avenue may be traveled as far as Southeast 32nd Lane. We are sorry for the inconvenience, but it is necessary to replace a drainage pipe that is under Southeast 32nd Lane. Special to the Okeechobee NewsApril is Child Abuse Prevention MonthJames Kirk, mayor of the City of Okeechobee, presented a proclamation declaring April 2013 as National Child Abuse Prevention Month on Monday to Melissa Neeley of the Children’s Home Society of Florida. By Charles M. MurphyOkeechobee News The Okeechobee Achievement Academy accepted the Okeechobee Economic Council's Community Award Recognizing Enhancement or CARE Award on Monday. The new school campus at 1000 N.W. 34th St. opened in August 2011, after a near two-year construction project. It replaced the old New Endeavor High School that opened in the former South Elementary School building back in 1971. OAA principal Randy Weigum said the entire school is proud of the award and the award shows how much Okeechobee cares for the kids, "It has made a phenomenal difference in the attitude at school. There is hardly any graf ti anymore and our staff and the students have worked very hard to keep up the appearance." Mr. Weigum said for the rst time the school has a student council and the students have shown pride in the appearance of the campus. He said expulsions are down from an average of 50 per year to only eight this year. "There has been a big, big change here. W e have changed our philosophies and it is working. Sometimes our kids are a little hesitant to go back to their home school but w e have a good transition program to help them," he added. Four community service agencies also have of ces in the building and that is also a positive as the kids work with these agencies like communities in schools and workforce solutions on a daily basis. The Economic Council Quality of Life Committee presented the award. Superintendent Ken Kenworthy accepted the award on behalf of the school board but stressed this building was built by the taxpayers who deserve the credit for its existence. "They allowed the board to make this decision. We are very pleased it is located in this part of the neighborhood. We are also interested in revitalizing areas of the community," he added. Mr. Kenworthy said it is a wonderful asset and that the new structure has contributed to the improvement in academic success of their students. Sandy Perry with the Economic Council said the school is a diamond in the rough and she hoped this award would bring some attention to the facility. "It is a gorgeous building, it's warm, and welcoming and everything you would want a (school) building to be," she said. Mr. Kenworthy said the building has caused a change in our students because they see the community has invested in them and their education and they realize they are important and special. The school is made of brick and block construction and meets all enhanced hurricane protection guidelines required by the Florida Department of Emergency Management. It includes impact resistant roo ng, window and door frames and an emergency generator. The site is fully landscaped and has a sprinkler system to maintain the shrubs. It also has a covered pavilion with classroom, storage and of ce space and a full security system. The district said the attractive building and grounds have helped foster school pride for students, staff and parents, and the additional technology and computer assisted instruction has enhanced the education of students. Economic Council honors OAA Okeechobee News/ Charles Murphy(L-R) Randy Weigum, principal at OAA, Joni Ard assistant superintendent of schools, Joe Arnold, school board member, Jon Geitner, chairman of Okeechobee Economic Council, Gay Carlton, school board member, Bob Riedel, Economic Council, India Ridel, school board member, Superintendent of Schools Ken Kenworthy, Sandy Perry, Economic Council, Dale Barrett Okeechobee school board facilities director, Rich Opalinski architect, and Jimmy Vessels, Marcobay Construction. Okeechobee News/ Charles MurphyThe sign said it all for the success at Okeechobee Achievement Academy.

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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.Barbara Gene Chandler Underhill, 71OKEECHOBEE — Barbara Chandler Underhill of Okeechobee passed away April 13, 2013 at her home. She was born Nov. 28, 1941 in Okeechobee to the late Frank and Ruth Chandler. She attended the Church of God. She was married to VL Underhill in 1957. Mrs. Underhill was predeceased by her son, VL Underhill, Jr. and her grandson, Shanny J. She is survived by her husband, VL Underhill; daughter, Gail Acheson (Ted); four sons, Jef f Underhill (Kathie), Jody Underhill, Shannon Underhill (Sandy) and Jason Underhill all of Okeechobee; 15 grandchildren; ve greatgrandchildren; sisters, Arlene Baker (Gene) o f Jacksonville, Diane Stanley (Ken), Debbie Store y (Rip) and April Garcia (Freddy) all of Okeechobee; brother, Donnie Chandler (Dee) of Okeechobee; and aunt, Betty Chandler Williamson (Sonny). Visitation will be at 9 a.m. until funeral services at 11 a.m. Thursday, April 18, 2013 at Church of God of Okeechobee with Pastor Joe Bishop of ciating. Interment will follow at Evergreen Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to Hospice of Okeechobee, PO Box 1548, Okeechobee, FL 34973. 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. Barbara Joan Gallup, 79Barbara Joan Gallup passed away peacefully A pril 12, 2013. She was the beloved wife of Barry Gallup, Sr., daughter of Victor and Ann Sodosky, and born in Plymouth, Pennsylvania. She loved her family and her home. She was a dev oted grandmother and loved to read, cook, travel, and spend time at the beach. She enjoyed her dogs. Mrs. Gallup is survived by her husband, Barry Gallup, Sr.; sons, Barry P. Gallup, Jr. and his w ife, Sandra, David B. Gallup and his wife, Kerry and Stephen E. Gallup and his wife, Jodi; sister, Mona McCluskey of New Jersey; 12 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her son, Richard P. Gallup; daughter, Deborah Babcock and daughter-in-law, Stephanie Gallup. No services will be held. Those wishing to leave a message of condolence may sign the online register book at, w ww.BuxtonFuneralHome.com. All arrangements are entrusted to the care of Buxton Funeral Home, 400 North Parrott Avenue, Okeechobee Florida 34972. Felix ‘Apa’ Gomez, Sr., 92INDIANTOWN — Felix ‘Apa’ Gomez, Sr. passed away April 15, 2013 in Stuart. He was born Feb. 21, 1921 in San Antonio, Texas. He moved to Indiantown from Texas in 1965. He was employed with Caulkins Grove in Indiantown for 25 years. He was a member of the Apostolic Assembly Church in Indiantown. Mr. Gomez was preceded in death by his wife, Camila Gomez and his grandson, Juan Gomez, Jr. He is survived by six sons, Juan Gomez (Rosa) of Okeechobee, Jesus Gomez (Lupe) of Indiantown, Victor Gomez (Bertha) of Indiantown, Ramiro Gomez (Cecilia) of Plainview, Texas, Andres Gomez of Indiantown, Felix Gomez, Jr. of Jacksonville; two daughters, Leanor Gomez of Indiantown and Angela Rodriguez (Rafael) of Palm Springs; 29 loving grandchildren and many great-grandchildren and great-greatgrandchildren. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 16, 2013 at Buxton Funeral Home. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 17, 2013 at Buxton Funeral Home with Pastor Armando Mendoza of ciating. Interment will follow at Evergreen Cemetery. 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 Florida 34972. Kathryn Sweatt Wilkinson, 88OKEECHOBEE — Kathryn Sweatt Wilkinson of Okeechobee passed away April 15, 2013. She was born March 4, 1925 in Okeechobee and was raised in Okeechobee. Mrs. Wilkinson was a lifelong member of the First United Methodist Church and sang in the church choir since she was 14 years old. She was also a member of the Community Choir. Her beautiful soprano voice was truly a gift from God. Many people would attend the Christmas Eve services just to hear her sing “O Holy Night”. She attended, taught in and retired from the Okeechobee County School System. She was elected by her peer teachers as Okeechobee County Teacher of the Year for the school year 1976-1977. She was the rst to have perfect attendance for all 12 years of school. She attended the University of Florida and graduated cum laude. She enjoyed reading, bird watching, crafts, crossword puzzles, Sudoku, traveling and spending time with her grandson, Patrick. Mrs. Wilkinson was preceded in death by her daughter, Kathy Wilkinson; parents, Alvin and Sarah Sweatt; brother, G.L. Sweatt; sister, Alvyna Phillips; and nephew, Bruce Sweatt. She is survived by her husband of 52 years, Rahl Wilkinson; daughter, Beth Lehman (Ed); brother and sister-in-law, Lawrence and Betty Sweatt; sister-in-law, Georgeanna Sweatt; brother-in-law, Jim Phillips; nine nieces and nephews; several great nieces and nephews; and the light of her life, her grandson, Patrick Lehman. In lieu of owers, the family requests that donations be made to the Kathy Wilkinson Memorial Scholarship Fund, c/o Okeechobee Educational Foundation, 700 SW 2nd Avenue, Okeechobee FL 34974. A gathering will be held Saturday, April 20, 2013 from 11 a.m. until services at 12 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church. 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. Pauline Alvarez, 43OKEECHOBEE — Pauline Alvarez died Sunday, April 14, 2013, at Lawnwood Regional Medical Center in Ft. Pierce. Born in Watervliet, Michigan, Pauline w as a 20 year resident of Okeechobee. Employed by Burger King, she had managed six restaurants around the lake and thoroughly enjoyed her work. Likewise, she also enjoyed DoItYourself projects. Pauline is survived by one son, Christopher Alv arez of Fla.; two daughters, Elizabeth Alvarez and Nichole Chapa, both of Okeechobee; grandsons, Jason and Alex; numerous brothers and sisters; and her mother, Betty Sue Sauls, of Ft. Pierce, Fla. A service will be held on Friday, April 19, 2013, at 3 p.m. at Buxton-Seawinds Funeral Home. Friends may express online condolences at w ww.buxtonseawinds.com Arrangements are under the care and direction of Matthew and Paul Buxton of Buxton-Seaw inds Funeral Home, 3833 SE 18th Terr., Okeechobee, Fla. Robert Rowell, 89OKEECHOBEE — Robert Rowell passed away April 13, 2013 at his home. He was born April 16, 1923 in Alma, Ga. to the late Thomas Franklin and Lucinda Rebecca Rowell. He came to Okeechobee from Georgia in 1953. Mr. Rowell proudly served our country in the U.S. Navy. He was a member of the Trinity Freewill Baptist Church and American Legion. He was a mechanic for McArthur Dairy. Mr. Rowell is survived by his wife of 63 years, Annie Ruth Rowell; daughters, Helen Wilson (James) of Okeechobee, Katherine Morin of California, Joyce Upthegrove (Robb) of Plant City, Carolyn Ballew (William) of Lake City; 17 grandchildren; 30 and one on the way great grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; many nieces, nephews and friends. He was preceded in death by his son, Bennie Rowell; brothers and sisters, Klear Rowell, Buddy Rowell, Mary Whitmire, Noke Rowell, Birdie Bridges. Visitation will be 2:30 p.m. Thursday, April 18, 2013 at Trinity Freewill Baptist Church, 1840 NE 39th BLVD, Okeechobee FL 34972; with funeral services following at 3:30 p.m. Burial will be Friday, April 19, 2013 at Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell, Florida. Memorial donations may be made to Hospice of Okeechobee, PO Box 1548, Okeechobee, FL 34973 or Trinity Freewill Baptist Church. 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 Florida 34972. Obituaries 6 Okeechobee News April 17, 2013 Sign guestbooks at http://www.legacy.com View obituaries from the past month at http://www.legacy.com

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Cowboys for Christ of Basinger will meet Thursday, April 18 at The Basinger Community Center. A covered dish supper w ill begin at 6 p.m. followed by services at 7 p.m. The Willing Vessels of Venus will be the featured performers. For more information please call Doyle McDuf e at 863-763-2285. Mitchell G. Hancock, Inc. will host a yard sale, bake sale and barbecue for the New Testament Baptist Church Building Fund on April 19-20, starting at 8 a.m. each day, at 203 S.W. 4th St. (behind U-Save). Chicken and 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. Okeechobee Missionary Baptist Church at 4212 Hwy 441 North will host a revival with Evangelist Daniel Hayes April 21 26, starting at 7 p.m. nightly. Call 863-7633681 for more information. The First United Methodist Church Library would like to invite you to visit their Lending Library, Room 20, at 200 N.E. 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, V CRs, cassettes, national magazines, etc. Hours are Sunday, 9:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Tuesday, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Wednesday, 68 p.m. For further information, call Doris Entry at 863-467-1548. Life Community Church 701 S. Parrott Ave. has a continuing audio presentation of the Holy Bible being read from the easy to understand, New International Version each Sunday evening beginning at 6 p.m. Copies of the NIV Bible are available free to anyone who would like to read along as the audio is presented. Come explore the magni cence of God's Word as it is read to you by professional audio. The public is invited. 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 harmonicacome and enjoy! Peace Lutheran Church 750 N.W. 23rd Lane, has two worship services each Sunday, one at 8 a.m. and one at 10:30 a.m. Everyone is welcome to come hear God's message of love and forgiveness for all people through Jesus Christ. Web site is www.peaceokee.org. Church of God of Prophecy has an Open Arms Ministry, at 102 N.W. 10th Street. The Hurting Women's Ministry meets on the second and fourth Friday of each month at 7 p.m. This is a ministry for women of all ages who are going through or have been through crisis in their lives. For more information, please call 863-254-8304. The Peace Lutheran Church Quilters meet every Tuesday in the Fellowship Hall. Anyone who loves to quilt or wishes to learn is welcome to join the group at 11 a.m. Bring a snack for lunch break. Dessert and coffee is furnished. The Peace Lutheran Church Frontline Warriors, a group of men dedicated to loving Jesus and serving others, meet weekl y on Tuesday morning at 6:30 a.m. For additional information, call 863-763-5042. Seasoned Seniors, anyone 50+, meet the fourth Thursday of each month at 4 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall for dinner and interesting programs. The Peace Lutheran Church has a wonderful ministry to youth called CRAVE Youth Ministry. 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. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Available 24/7http://specialsections.newszap.com/SS/Tiles2.aspx?sortby=type&type=Florida View all our online sections in the comfort of your own home or on the go! 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S2012-2013 Okeechobee County 2012-2013 School Information Guid e Featuring Superintendent Letter School Calendar SCHOOL BUS SCHEDULE School Listing Progress Report & Report Card ScheduleCall to Schedule your eye appontment today! 763-3937 606 North Parrott Avenue www.biglakeeyecare.com Big Lake Eye Care 851 W. Indiantown Road € Jupiter, FLCall (561) 747-1232Allure Institute for Plastic Surgery Spring Special Switch your Saline implants to Silicone $ 3999 00 includes everything 7 Okeechobee News A pril 17, 2013 A rea churches plan programs and yard sale Special to the Okeechobee NewsSenior Singers Sing at Grand OaksThe Senior Singers sing each Monday to the seniors at Grand Oaks, Heritage House, Senior Center and Rehab Center. The singers break for the summer the end of April. They will start again in September. Jeanie Stickle plays piano and Patsy Black is the leader.

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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).  Lance William Gill, 19, N.W. Eighth A ve., Okeechobee, was arrested April 11 by FWC Of cer Dodd Bulger on a felony charge of trespass on property with a rearm and a misdemeanor charge of petit theft. He was released on his own recognizance.  Justin Mark Ingram, 20, Thunder Road, Green Cove Springs, was arrested April 11 by FWC Of cer Dodd Bulger on a felony charge of trespass on property with a rearm and a misdemeanor charge of petit theft. He was released on his own recognizance.  Amos Jorl Lee Lane, 21, N.W. 110th St., Okeechobee was arrested April 11 by FWC Of cer Dodd Bulger on a felony charge of trespass on property with a rearm and a misdemeanor charge of petit theft. His bond w as set at $2,500.  Travis A. Spencer, 24, S.W. 23rd St., Okeechobee, was arrested April 11 by Deputy Ben Lisle on a DOC warrant charging him with the felony of violation of probation sale/manufacture/delivery of cocaine (two counts). He is being held without bond.  Michelle Leigh Sparkman, 35,, S.E. 34th A ve., Okeechobee, was arrested April 11 by Deputy Ben Lisle on a DOC warrant charging her with the felony of violation of probation child abuse. She is being held without bond.  Benjamin Acosta, 37, was arrested April 12 by the Okeechobee Narcotics Task Force on a DOC warrant charging him with the felony of violation of probation possession of cocaine. He is being held without bond.  Daniel Bartholomew Wacker, 20, Reservation Road, Okeechobee, was arrested April 13 by Deputy Brian Cross on a felony charge of interference with child custody. His bond was set at $5,000.  Javier Thomas Reyna, 32, N.W. Sixth St., Okeechobee, was arrested April 14 by Of cer John Zeigler on a felony charge of domestic battery by strangulation. His bond was set at $5,000.  Arturo Casas, 25, N.W. 45th Terrace, Okeechobee, was arrested April 14 by Ofcer Jack Boon on a felony charge of aggravated battery with a deadly weapon. His bond was set at $5,000.  Jedidiah Erik Durrance, 30, S.E. 36th Ave., Okeechobee, was arrested April 14 by Deputy Sergeant Paul Ferrell on a felony charge of possession of a controlled substance (methadone) and a misdemeanor charge of possession of drug paraphernalia. His bond was set at $5,500. Durrance was also arrested on an Okeechobee County warrant charging him with the misdemeanor of failure to appear driving while license suspended. He is being held without bond on that charge.  Dean Matthew Murawski, 43, N.W. 27th St., Okeechobee, was arrested April 14 by Deputy Matthew Hurst on a charge of driving under the in uence. His bond was set at $2,000.  Christopher Lee Jenkins, 37, N.E. Fifth St., Okeechobee, was arrested April 15 by Deputy Troy Garrison on a Polk County warrant charging him with the felony of failure to appear grand theft. He is being held without bond.  Daniel Lamar Tindall, 32, S.E. Fifth St., Okeechobee, was arrested April 15 by Deputy Tammy Sera ni on a felony charge of possession of methamphetamine within 1,000 feet of a church and misdemeanor charges of possession of drug paraphernali a ( ve counts). He is being held without bond. Tindall was also arrested by Deputy Nathaniel Mitchell on an amended DOC warrant charging him with the felony of violation o f probation driving while license suspended habitual offender. He is being held without bond on that charge also. This column lists arrests and not convictions, unless otherwise stated. Anyone listed here who is later found innocent o r has had the charges against them droppe d is welcome to inform this newspaper. The information will be con rmed and printed. Okeechobee Arrest Report By Eric KoppOkeechobee News Police have arrested a woman and are still searching for a man who, together, allegedly rammed a bicyclist w ith their sports utility vehicle and stole his bike. Michelle Mixson, 37, N.W. 18th A ve., Okeechobee, was arrested Sunday, April 14, on felony charges of robbery, aggravated battery with a deadly weapon and resisting a law enforcement of cer with violence. She was also charged with one misdemeanor count of battery. Mixson is being held in the Okeechobee County Jail on $21,000 bond. Of cer Belen Reyna, of the Okeechobee City Police Department (OCPD), stated the victim could not identify the man with Mixson because he “... had a white sweater with a hoody and covered his head when they robbed him.” According to the of cer’s arrest report the bicyclist was on his way to his home on N.W. Ninth Ave. around 9:21 p.m. when a small SUV rammed him and knocked him off his bike. The woman, later identi ed as Mixson, then started hitting him with her hands and grabbing his pockets. A black male, continued the report, then grabbed the victim by his shirt. However, the victim worked his way out of his shirt and ran for help with the man chasing him. The of cer stated that the chase ended when the victim reached a home on N.W. Ninth Ave. At that point, Mixson reportedly drove up in the SUV and picked up the man. The victim reportedly told the of cer that the man and woman took his purple bicycle, with blue-green rims. One of the bike’s rims was bent from the force of being hit by the SUV, stated the of cer. Mixson was later stopped in downtown Okeechobee by Of cer Reyna, who noticed a purple bicycle with a bent rim in the bac k of her blue Ford SUV. The of cer’s report stated the victim later identi ed the bike as his; the SUV as the one that hit him; and, Mixson as the woman who accosted him. Mixson was charged with resisting arrest because she allegedly fought with, and kicked, Of cer Reyna and OCPD Of cer Jac k Boon as they tried to get her into Of cer Reyna’s patrol car. Although the victim said he was hit in the stomach, ribs and legs he refused medical treatment, indicated the of cer’s report. 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 8 Okeechobee News April 17, 2013 Local woman accused of robbing bicyclist Register for 2013-2014 kindergartenThe Okeechobee County School Board will hold kindergarten registration at the following schools:  May 13, Everglades Elementary School, 863-462-5108;  May 14, Central Elementary School, 863-462-5077;  May 15, Seminole Elementary School, 863-462-5116;  May 16, North Elementary School, 863-462-5100;  May 17, South Elementary School, 863-462-5087. If your child will be 5 years old on or before Sept. 1, 2013, you should begin gathering the following information required by law to enter public school: legal proof of birth date, up-to-date immunization record, health exam record completed by a physician since Sept. 1, 2012, and proof of residence (FPL statement; OUA statement, etc.). Please contact the school your child will attend to schedule an appointment for kindergarten registration. If you do not know which school your child should attend, contact the Student Services Of ce at 863-462-5000, Ext. 260. Michelle Mixson

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Good news about your business? Your civic group? Your community?Tell your own story! 100 words and one photo for only $25!Publish Your News today!Just visit www.newszap.com, click on your community, and then on the link for Publish Your News. 9 Okeechobee News A pril 17, 2013 The Okeechobee Medical Reserve Corp. (MRC) volunteers have been actively training the past few months to support our community in natural or man-made disasters. Trainings include: C.E.R.T. (Citizen Emergency Response Training) provides volunteers with the basic skills needed to respond to the immediate need of their community in the aftermath of a major disaster. An activated team will size up the loss in a neighborhood and begin performing learned skills to minimize further loss of life, property and environment. They will continue to respond safely until redirected or relieved by professional responder’s on-scene. P.H.T.L.S. (Pre-hospital Trauma Life Support) is a multidisciplinary continuing education program designed to enhance and increase knowledge and skill in delivering critical care in frontline pre hospital trauma care and the handling of trauma patients in medical volunteers. Before arriving at a hospital, the use of stabilization techniques improves the chances of a person surviving the transport to the nearest trauma-equipped hospital. BFAST & CFAST provides public health workers and volunteers the opportunity to develop essential behaviors and skills to effectively deliver Psychological First Aid to disaster survivors who have special needs and initial behavioral health assistance, to children and adolescent survivors of disasters. R.R.V.C. (Radiation Response Volunteer) trains volunteers to assist rst responders with population monitoring and providing medical, administrative, logistical, and communications support during a radiation related emergency. F.E.M.A. 100b and 700b courses introduce volunteers to the history, features and principles, and organizational structure of the Incident Command System (ICS) and explain the relationship between ICS and the National Incident Management System (NIMS). If you would like to learn more about the Okeechobee MRC or to join, please attend the next meeting at the Okeechobee Emergency Operations Center, at 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, April 16. Okeechobee Count y Emergency Manager, Mitch Smeykal will provide training on conducting Damage Assessments and provide a tour of the facility. For further information call Brian Sell at 863-462-5865 or email brian_sell@doh.state. .us. You can also join the MRC by logging onto www.serv .com and create a pro le. Medical Reserve Corp. active in Okeechobee By Bob WattendorfFWCApril showers bring May flowers, but in Florida there is already an abundance of blooms and a bonanza of freshwater fishing opportunities that began earlier this spring. All across the state, anglers have reported great catches of a variety of freshwater fishes. Anglers especially target sunfishes moving into the shallows to spawn in spring. Black crappie (specks), redbreast sunfish and largemouth bass begin spawning w hen water temperatures get over 62 degrees. Crappie will stop spawning before bass, which continue to work the beds until it warms up to about 75 degrees. They are followed by redear sunfish (70to 80-degree waters) and bluegill (75-85). Research and angler lore indicate these fish key their peak activity to a few days before and after full and new moons during spring. April is a favorite time of year for freshw ater anglers, not only because fish congregating in the shallows provide great catch rates with lots of quality-size fish, but also because temperatures tend to be comfortable for an outdoor expedition. A nother reason is that the first Saturday in April each year (April 6, this year) is a license-free freshwater fishing day across the state. People are exempt from needing a license that day, so it is a great opportunity to reach out to people who don’t have a freshwater fishing license and show them how much fun a day on the water can be. Or, perhaps you have children who have been bugging you to go, and you haven’t wanted to buy a license to accompany them. Now is your chance. In Florida, nearly everyone is within 45 minutes of a fishing hole. For help finding a location or fishing tips and seasonal fishing forecasts, check out MyFWC.com/ Fishing (under “Freshwater Fishing,” choose “Sites & Forecasts”). Quarterly forecasts by biologists are supplemented with links to local bait-and-tackle shops, marinas or guides for even more timely updates. Florida’s Big Catch Angler Recognition Program provides an opportunity for anglers to commemorate impressive freshwater catches with a certificate and having their photo posted online. Thirtythree different species are included in the program, and all it takes to participate is a photo of a fish that exceeds either a specified length or weight. It’s a great incentive for youth, who can qualify by catching fish that are roughly 25 percent smaller than qualifying measures for adult anglers. Visit MyFWC.com/BigCatch for more details and to enroll. However, the ultimate challenge is the race for the biggest trophy bass of the year. Florida’s fame as a bass-fishing destination lies in an abundance of lakes and rivers that consistently produce trophysize bass. To document locations and frequency of bass catches over 8 pounds, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) launched TrophyCatch (TrophyCatchFlorida.com) in October with support from industry partners. The goal is to enhance and sustain trophy bass fisheries and to promote Florida as the Bass Fishing Capital of the World, based on documented catches. To participate, catches must be verified by the FWC for the angler to earn awards. For Lunker Club (8 to 9.9 pounds) and Trophy Club (10 to 12.9 pounds), verification requires photos of the entire bass showing its length and weight, and then the bass must be released. Photos are submitted via the website. For Hall of Fame bass, which earn for the angler a free replica valued at $500 and an additional $500 in other prizes, the fish must be caught before the end of April and weighed on certified scales by an FWC representative. If you catch one, keep it alive and call 855-FL-TROPHY. From May through September, bass over 13 pounds can still be photo-documented as Trophy Club bass, but they won’t be entered into the Hall of Fame, to prevent undue stress from warmer waters. The biggest bass of this season (ending Sept. 30) verified by TrophyCatch will earn a $3,000 championship ring provided by the American Outdoor Fund. The biggest bass caught in Osceola Count y and verified by TrophyCatch will take home $10,000, courtesy of Explore Kissimmee. If a registered guide helped, the guide earns a $2,500 bonus (see website for details). So register now, check out the rules, grab a rod-reel, camera, scale and tape measure, and go catch yoursel f a lunker, document it and then release it. By the way, just registering gets you into a drawing for a Phoenix bass boat powered by Mercury. The biggest fish of the year currently is a 13-pound, 14-ounce monster caught b y Bob Williams, while fishing wild shiners on Rodman Reservoir, with guide Sean Rush (Trophy Bass Expeditions). Chec k out YouTube.com/TrophyCatchFlorida to see a video of the current leaderboard, including Williams’ catch. Now it’s your turn! Enjoy the great freshwater fishing Florida has for you this spring. Make memories and celebrate them through Florida’s angler recognition programs at TrophyCatchFlorida. com, and if you release a lunker bass, you’ll be able to say “My Trophy Swims in Florida!” A pril brings great shing before May owers

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 should go away within weeks. € Increases leg strength. Without hip pain, youll be able to use your legs more. This will build up your muscles. € Improves quality of life by allowing you to do daily tasks and low-impact activities in greater comfort. € Provides years of easier movement. Most total hip replacements last for many years. Dont let hip pain keep you from what you enjoy doing. You may live for scenic walks, playing doubles with friends or swimming laps in the pool. Dont let hip pain stop you from moving! Get the treatment you need to comfortably move with ease. Dr. Benjamin Epstein, Board Certi“ ed Orthopaedic Surgeon with Orthopaedic Specialists at CANCER worrying you?Do you need to talk about it?Big Lake Cancer Center1115 NorthParrott Ave € OkeechobeeRamesh Kumar, MD € William Crook, MD € Julie Santelli, MD, BoardCertified Radiation Oncologists Call: 863.467.9500 FREE Hour Counseling Session RADIATION ONCOLOGISTS FAMILY MEDICINE Raulerson Primary Care 202 NE 2nd Ave Okeechobee, FL 863-467-2159 Jose Villarreal, D.O.is a Family Medicine Doctor who is Board Certified by the American Osteopathic Board of Family Physicians. Of“ ce Hours: M-T 8-5 € F 8-4 Closed for Lunch 12-1Accepting New Patients of all agesraulersonprimarycare.com PODIATRIST DID YOU KNOW... HERE AT FLORIDA FOOT SPECIALIST WE TREAT THE FOLLOWING? Ankle Fractures • Foot Fractures Foot Ulcers • Venous Stasis Ulcers Leg Infections We Also Offer Testing for PAD (Peripheral Arterial Disease) 235 NE 19 th Dr O ee ho ee ori afootspe ialist o Dr. Shariff & Dr. Roberts treat all forms of fractures & trauma of the foot & leg!Ph: (863) 657-4444 ORTHOPAEDICS Introducing Dr. Benjamin Epstein Dr. Epstein is an experienced orthopaedic surgeon, who has been in practice for 20 years. Dr. Epstein is Board Certi“ed by the American Osteopathic Academy of Orthopedics. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 863-357-0540. Orthopaedic Specialists at Raulerson offers a full range of orthopaedic services including: Replacements & Sports Medicine Great Orthopaedic CareRight Here in OkeechobeeMost insurances and Medicare are accepted.Orthopaedic Specialists at Raulerson is located at 1924 Hwy 441N, Okeechobee (just north of the Hospital, in the blue-roof building) Call for an appointment 863-357-0540. We Treat Kids Too! The hip joint is one of the bodys largest weight-bearing joints. Its a ball-and-socket joint. This helps the hip remain stable even during twisting and extreme ranges of motion. A healthy hip j oint allows you to walk, squat, and turn without pain. The most common cause of chronic hip pain and disability is arthritis. Osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and traumatic arthritis are the most common forms of this disease. Hip replacement surgery helps more than 200,000 Americans each y ear to relieve their hip pain, and get back to enjoying normal, everyday activities. Total hip replacement surgery almost always: € Stops or greatly reduces hip pain. Even the pain from surgery Hip Replacement Surgery Helps Thousands AnnuallyRaulerson explains My patients seeking relief from joint pain love having access to great orthopaedic care, right here in Okeechobee.Ž No more traveling great distances and inconveniencing yourself and others. The orthopaedic procedures you require are available in you r very own community. If hip pain is keeping you from everyday activities and the weekend recreation you cannot live without, trust an experienced, Board Certi“ ed physician to help you love your joints again … sooner. 10 Okeechobee News April 17, 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 11 Okeechobee News A pril 17, 2013 The Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Of ce investigated reports of the following crimes last week: ASSAULT  2800 block of U.S. 441 N.  1000 block of N.W. 34th St.  3400 block of U.S. 441 S.E.  900 block of N.W. 23rd Lane  3700 block of N.E. Fourth Trail  200 block of U.S. 441 S.E.  17200 block of N.W. 38th Ave.  1000 block of N.W. 34th St.  800 block of S.W. 28th St. BURGLARY  500 block of N.E. 28th Ave.  1000 block of N.E. 28th Terrace  18300 block of N.W. 312th St.  1800 block of N.W. 42nd Ave.  2900 block of U.S. 441 S.  200 block of S.E. 13th Ave.  2900 block of N.W. 35th Drive CRIMINAL MISCHIEF  500 block of S.E. Second Ave.  Northwest 272nd St.  900 block of S.W. 15th St.  600 block of N.W. 134th St. FRAUD  1100 block of N.E. 16th Ave.  7900 block of S.R. 78W.  700 block of N.E. 15th Ave.  500 block of N.E. 62nd Ave. THEFT  2700 block of U.S. 441 S.  3100 block of S.E. 37th Ave.  2800 block of S.E. 44th Ave.  4600 block of S.E. 30th St.  800 block of S.W. 28th St.  1700 block of U.S. 441 N.  2800 block of N.W. 46th Ave.  4200 block of S.E. 134th Ave.  800 block of S.W. 28th St.  5200 block of N.W. 20th St.  3700 block of N.W. Second St.  800 block of S.W. 28th St.  800 block of N.W. 20th Lane  400 block of U.S. 98 N. OCSO Investigations WEST PALM BEACH — In a region where weather extremes in a single year can range from ooding to drought, a group of local, national and international climate experts are meeting this week in West Palm Beach for the biennial U.S. Drought Monitor Forum. This year’s conference, being held at South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) headquarters, has a special focus on the impacts of drought in South Florida and how these impacts are represented in the of cial monitor report. The U.S. Drought Monitor report is a synthesis of information from federal, state and academic scientists. These experts collaborate to provide a weekly, of cial analysis and assessment of current drought conditions across the United States. Governments, researchers and agencies such as the South Florida Water Management District use the monitor as a key planning tool to help accomplish their varied missions. The monitor is also used to brief the president, Congress and other federal agencies on current national conditions. “Here in South Florida, the potential for drought is always factored into our water management planning,” said SFWMD Executive Director Melissa L. Meeker, who provided opening remarks at the threeday event. “By hosting this year’s forum of drought experts, we’re able to both share and gain valuable knowledge for our ood control, water supply and environmental restoration missions.” Two SFWMD meteorologists with more than 40 years of combined South Florida weather experience contribute to the U.S. Drought Monitor with input and data from the District’s network of 200 rain gauges and 26 weather stations. This data, along with other information from a network of more than 350 experts from across the country, helps the group provide a national drought picture along with a county-bycounty report for Florida. Answering the question “What is drought in a tropical environment?” is this year’s theme at the U.S. Drought Monitor Forum, organized by the National Drought Mitigation Center based at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Climate experts discuss drought

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 St. Lucie County Fairgrounds 15601 W Midway Rd € 866.611.0442 7 artists 300 acres of country music Gone-Country.comAirboat show, kidz zone, vendors, mechanical bull, adult beverages, food and tons of cowgirls and cowboys!Breast Cancer Bene“t Concert!Fort Pierce Featuring the REDNECK WOMAN HERSELF April 20 th Gates open at noon Ends at 11pm with Gone Country after party GRETCHEN WILSON 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 CFA022585 CAC1817236 Echols Now Offers A/C & Refrigeration Spring Savings 15 Point Tune-up Only $6499 SINCE 1975 Hot Deals to keep You Cool !! 12 Okeechobee News April 17, 2013 By Charles M. MurphyOkeechobee NewsSenior night did not end happily for eight Okeechobee High seniors Friday as they fell behind 3-0 in the rst inning and lost to South Fork 6-3 in a District 12-7A contest at OHS. Seniors honored before the game included Tyler Barber, Dalton Murray, Alex Estremera, Dav id Coleman, DJ Washington Jr, Al Fludd, Jack Radebaugh, and Tyler Milrot. Nick Snyder had two hits, including a triple and scored twice for South Fork. Jason Popovich added two hits, including a double and two runs scored for the Bulldogs who secured second place in the district with this win. Okeechobee got two hits apiece from Layton Thomas and David Coleman. Thomas scored a run and Coleman drove in two with a second inning double. Brahman coach Jeff Blackstone said his team showed they can play with the best teams in the district as they defeated Martin County and hung tough against South Fork in their last two games. "We played from behind tonight but I'm proud of the guys. They play hard. This was a good week for us. We were toe to toe with them for seven innings. A couple of breaks here or there and there might have been a different outcome," he added. Okeechobee had their chances after South Fork put together four hits in the rst to score three times. Al Fludd and Kutter Crawford were hit by pitches in the rst inning but were stranded. Popovich doubled and scored on a single by Andrew Calderon in the second to make it 4-0. Okeechobee broke through for two runs in the second as Thomas doubled, Estremera walked and Coleman followed with a double to left center eld. Crawford's RBI single scored Murray in the third to make it 4-3. Snyder scored on a clutch single by Pete Crocito in the fourth to make it 5-3. Two walks, a hit batter and a passed ball made it 6-3 in the fth. OHS got solid pitching from Jack Radebaugh, Tyler Barber and Kutter Crawford in the game. Blackstone said he enjoyed coaching the senior class this year. He called them a good group of guys who take care of business in the classroom. He noted three Brahmans, Barber, Estremera and Murray have accepted offers to play for Indian River State College next year. The Brahmans have a light schedule this week as they prepare for the district tournament which begins on Monday, April 22. OHS will host the districts this year. They rst must travel to Sebastian River on April 22 to earn a spot in the semi nals, which begin Tuesday at OHS. "We feel pretty con dent as we head into the tournament. We hope to peak at the right time and get a couple of wins. I feel we can play with anybody as we have good pitching and our offense is starting to come around," he added. Brahmans suffer 6-3 diamond loss Okeechobee News/ Charles MurphyTyler Barber was joined by his mother Stacey (right) and sister Tanya for senior night on Friday. Okeechobee News/ Charles MurphyDavid Coleman was joined by his parents Michelle and David on Friday at OHS senior night.

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 13 Okeechobee News A pril 17, 2013 Okeechobee News/ Charles MurphyAl Fludd was joined by his daughter Jaiden and his mom Marilyn Pryor at senior night. Okeechobee News/ Charles MurphyAlex Estremera was joined by his mom Janet and his dad Alex at the OHS senior night celebration. Okeechobee News/ Charles MurphyJack Radebaugh was joined by his parents Mike Radebaugh and Cheryl Meigs at senior parent night Friday. Okeechobee News/ Charles MurphyDalton Murray was joined by his mom, Tracy (left) and his sister Cassie at senior parent night Friday. Okeechobee News/ Charles MurphyD.J. Washington was joined by his mom Patience, his daughter, and his sister Mercedes at senior parent night. Okeechobee News/ Charles MurphyTyler Milrot was joined by his parents Kelly and Steve at the annual OHS senior parent night.

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By Charles M. MurphyOkeechobee News  The Okeechobee Golf and Country Club held its annual Club Championship on A pril 6-7, and Matt Koff shot 80 and 76 to win the title. Bubba Mullins shot 82 and 77 for 159, three shots back. Ron Smet shot 82 and 79 for a two-day total of 161 to win the senior division championship. Howard Shelkie nished in second place at 171. Rachel Nordstrom post a two-day total of 189, 88 and 101. J uanita White nished in second place with 96-95 for a two-day total of 191. The Country Club wishes to thank all of the members for their continued support.  The OHS ag football team lost to Fort Pierce Westwood, 6-0, on Thursday night in Ft. Pierce and was eliminated from post-season play. Kyla Hargraves completed 14 passes for 114 yards. Baylee Farless had six receptions for 60 yards. Kailey Hoover had an interception and four ags and Dassadi Mott had six ags for the Lady Brahman defense. The Chobee Athletic Academy announced tryouts for travel softball teams in Okeechobee. Tryouts have been scheduled for April 25, at 5:30 p.m. at the OHS softball eld. There will be teams for 8 years old and under, 10 and under, 12 and under, 14 and under, and 18 and under. Pam Matthews will coach the 8 and under team along with Joy Prescott and Brett Matthews. Robert Garcia and former Brahman fullback Heath Whipple will coach the 10 and under team. Mark Ward will coach the 18 and under girls softball team. Coaches for the 12 and under and 14 and under squads will be announced shortly. For more information on the league and the teams, call Coach Ward at 863-634-1722, Coach Matthews at 863634-9677, and Coach Garcia at 863-634-3232 or email them at chobeeathleticacademy@ gmail.com.  OHS softball overcame Sebring 3-1 in eight innings on Friday night. Danyelle Shefeld pitched a strong game for the Brahmans as she scattered ve hits and struck out four batters. She also struck a two run triple to provide the margin of victory for OHS. Coach Heather Gillis said she was proud of the way the girls played on Friday, “They had good positive energy and everyone seemed relaxed, calm and in good spirits.” Sebring played with emotion as one of the Lady Blue Streak player’s parents was struck by a car last week in Sebring and hospitalized. Sarah Davis had two hits for Okeechobee. Jacqueline Phares pitched two shutout innings and picked up the win in relief for OHS.  Lonnie Pryor is ranked number two at fullback in some scouting services as he prepares for the NFL draft that begins April 25th. Pryor was ranked 174th overall by NFLscout.com and is projected to be a fth or sixth round selection in the draft. At the FSU workout day in March Pryor ran a 4.64 second 40 yard dash. He was compared to former Green Bay Packers running back and FSU standout Edgar Bennett by FSU coach Jimbo Fisher.  Jonathan Crawford seems to be rounding back into his 2012 baseball form as he shut down the University of South Carolina last Thursday night, with six solid innings. Florida won the game 3-2. Crawford has pitched to a 4.17 earned run average this year and has struck out 43 batters in 54 innings pitched.  Timmy Farrell has made two appearances for Eastern Tennessee University in his freshman baseball season for the Division I school in Johnson City, Tennessee.  LeAnna Cotton’s out eld assist preserved a 7-6 softball win for Capital University in an Ohio Conference game with Muskingum College on April 13. Cotton has batted .283 with two homeruns and 13 runs batted in this season for Capital.  The Okeechobee Shockwaves Recreational League Swim Team will have registration April 18 from 5 to 6:15 p.m. at the Okeechobee Sports Complex. Fees are $60 for registration plus $15 application fee (the same as last year). Practices will start on April 22 from 4:45-6:30 p.m.  Lucky Lanes in Okeechobee will host the Okeechobee Open bowling tournament April 26-27 This tournament is a handicapped tournament with two divisions. A singles division has a cash prize of $1,000 (based on entries) to the winner and a fourperson team division has a cash prize of $1,500 (based on entries). This tournament is an “open” tournament meaning it is open to all players male and female, young and older. Call the tournament Director, James Dawson at 863-447-2715, if you would like more information or register for the tournament. The proceeds of this tournament go the mission outreach of children and families in New Orleans. This tournament is sponsored by the First United Methodist Church of Okeechobee.  Rotary’s 10th Annual L.O.S.T. Bike Ride (Lake Okeechobee Scenic Trail) will be on Saturday, April 20 starting at 8 a.m. The L.O.S.T. is a great trek for people of all ages, skills and abilities. With rides of 12, 20, 40 and 54 miles as well as a 5K walk there is something for everyone. The L.O.S.T. trail itself is world-renowned for its stunning vistas and numerous forms of wildlife. It has become a worldwide destination for bird-watching and world class shing. This great fundraising event promises to be fun for all. All entrants are provided a goody-bag with a commemorative T-shirt and much more. Also, there is a barbecue meal provided afterwards for all entrants as well as a 50/50 and a raf e with a of ton of great prizes. All proceeds bene t the charities of the Rotary Club of Okeechobee. For more information, email OkeechobeeRotary@live.com or call Center State Bank at 863-763-5573.  On Saturday, May 25 Okeechobee Golf & Country Club will host a bene t golf tournament for Real Life Children’s Ranch. Registration is at 7:15 a.m. with a shotgun start at 8 a.m. Costs are: team, $200; player, $50; hole sponsor, $100; tee sponsor, $100; and, tee and hole, $175. In addition to the golf tournament, come out to attend the children’s art auction at lunchtime, a bake sale, great raf e items, games, barbecue lunch and much more. To register for golf, contact Noel Stephen at 863634-0650. For sponsorships, contact Darlene Mayers at 863-634-4200. Make checks payable to Real Life Children’s Ranch.  Hope Ministry Centers will host a crosscounty bike ride on June 8 15 and 22 Climax July 6 Meet at 5 a.m. at the HMC Fellowship Hall, 1109 S.E. Seventh St. For more information, contact First Lady Williams at 863-357-1319 or email to Hopeministryc@ aol.com. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 14 Okeechobee News April 17, 2013 By Charles M. MurphyOkeechobee News A rst-ever game at the Walt Disney Sports Complex against an out-of-state opponent highlights the recently released OHS Brahman 2013 football schedule. Okeechobee opens the season at Disney against Bear Creek of Colorado on Aug. 30. The team will host ve home games and have ve away which is the norm. They will also have several different district opponents as they will have to travel to Brevard County for the rst time in several years. Home games include dates with Sebring on Sept. 6, Fort Pierce Westwood on Sept. 20, Bayside (Palm Bay) on Oct. 25, Jensen Beach for homecoming on Nov. 1 and Clewiston on Nov. 8 for Senior Parent Night. All of the home games this year were scheduled for 7 p.m. Away games include visits to Stuart against Martin County on Sept. 13, Heritage Palm Bay on Sept. 27, Port St. Lucie on Oct. 11 and South Fork on Oct. 18. District opponents this year include Westwood, Heritage, PSL, South Fork, Bayside and Jensen Beach. JV football players also get to play at Disney on Aug. 30 with a date with Bear Creek, Colo. at 4:30 p.m. to precede the varsit y game. The JV also hosts Clewiston on Sept. 10, Sebastian River on Sept. 24, and Port St. Lucie on Oct. 8. All home games will be scheduled for 6 p.m. The JV plays an eightgame schedule with away dates at Jensen Beach on Sept. 17, Martin County on Oct. 1, South Fork on Oct. 17 and Clewiston on Oct. 24. OHS to face Colorado squad in ’13 grid opener Okeechobee Sports News in Brief OGCC Gold Tee WinnersOkeechobee Golf and Country Club Gold Tee Golf Scores for April 12 were: First place tie; Ron Lawrence and Jack Kidwell; second place tie, Wally Hall, Dan Birdashaw and Ron Smet. O.G. & C.C. Golf Results

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 BAR-B-Q & STEAK CO.202 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 $ 99 4 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 pm1/2 @9 15 Okeechobee News A pril 17, 2013 Special to the Okeechobee News Central Elementary was the most recent Title I school to hold their Math-a-Phobia hot line night for third grade and higher students and their families. Central had a huge turn out for the event! Through the Math-a-Phobia hot line experience students and families learned that:  Math is used in daily life to solve realw orld problems;  Math is nothing to fear: it can be mastered and personally empowering;  Math opens up career choices because it is a desired skill in the workforce;  Math skills are more relevant than ever, given today’s advanced technologies;  Their teachers and families are dedicated to making their learning of math a positive experience! This event was funded through Grants & Special Programs at the Okeechobee County School Board. The goal of providing this type of parental workshop/family night is to increase opportunities for parental and family involvement at Title I schools in a fun and meaningful way that will also promote student success. The remaining Math-a-Phobia events to be held are as follows: South ElementaryApril 23, Seminole ElementaryApril 25, Everglades ElementaryMay (date to be announced). If your child attends one of these schools, you can contact them on speci c information about the events. Central Elementary hosts Math-a-Phobia night Special to the Okeechobee News/ CESThe Central Elementary Math-a-Phobia Students and Cast! Special to the Okeechobee News/ CESPrincipal Mr. Paulson as “Rapping Poindexter.” Special to the Okeechobee News/ CESAssistant principal Mrs. McAllister as “Stella Deen.”

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Please call 863-532-8013 Garage/ Yard SalesHouse Sale! 3443 SW 23rd St., Okee, Moving, Selling all contents of home and garage. Everything must go! April 19, 20, 21 HUGE 5 FAMILY YARD SALE! FRI & SAT APRIL 19TH & 20TH 8:00-3:00 1301 SW 5TH AVE. FURNITURE, APPLIANCES, HOUSEHOLD ITEMS,NAME BRAND CLOTHING,TOYS AND MORE. We Buy Estates Antiques, Collectibles, Household, Tools, Jewelry and etc. Call 863-697-8906 ServicesNeed help understanding algebra, geometry or basic math? Call an experienced MATH TUTOR at 863-623-4747. Contact Sharon, math specialist and former math teacher. Reasonable rates. Services available for the elderly shopping, errands, transportation. Call for an appt. Debra 801-9215 leave message Employment Full TimeIMMEDIATE OPENINGTHE OKEECHOBEE UTILITY AUTHORITY (OUA) has an immediate opening for an Accounts Payable/Payroll Clerk. This position will require a minimum two years prior bookkeeping experience and working knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel. The primary responsibilities are compiling and maintaining accounts payable records, pa yroll records, and payroll processing. Applicant must have excellent communication, organizational, and analytical skills. As an employee of the Okeechobee Utility Authority you will be provided with health bene ts, paid vacation/sick leave and a pension program. The OUA is a drug-free work place. 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 (M/F/V/D) DRUG-FREE WORK PLACE HBI has an immediate need for a full-time Facilities Maintenance Instructor in Okeechobee. For information and to apply, visit www.hbi.org. EOE/AA/M/F/D/V How do you find a job in todays competitive market? In the employment section of the classifieds 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 Grab a bargain from your neighbors garage, attic, basement or closet in todays classifieds. Find it faster. Sell it sooner in 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. 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. Time to clean out the attic, basement and/or garage? Advertise your yard sale in the classifieds and make your clean up a breeze! Employment Full TimeTERMINAL 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. Employment Part TimePART TIME HELP WANTED MUST BE AVAILABLE FOR WEEKENDS, FISHING KNOWLEDGE A PLUS. APPLY IN PERSON AT GARRARD’S TACKLE SHOP 4375 US HWY 441 S BETWEEN 5AM-3PM DRUG FREE WORKPLACE Need a few more bucks to purchase something deer? Pick up some extra bucks when you sell your used items in the classifeids. One mans trash is another mans treasure. Turn your trash to treasure with an ad in the classifieds. 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Some 800 and 900 telephone numbers may require an extra charge, as well as long distance toll costs. We will do our best to alert our reader o f these charges in the ads, but occasionally we may not be aware of the charges. Therefore, i f you call a number out o f your area, use caution. 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. 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 Looking for a place to hang your hat? Look no further than the classifieds. 16 Okeechobee News April 17, 2013 READING A NEWSPAPER...makes you a more informed and interesting person. No wonder readers are more successful!

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CollectiblesWANTEDHighwaymen Oil Paintings. H. Newton, A. Hair, A.E. Backus, R.A. McClendon, G. Buckner, J. Hutchinson. Big $$ Call 772-562-5567 FurnitureNiagra Massage Recliner with Radiant Heat. New $1,200 asking $175.00 O.B.O. 863-763-3768 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/SuppliesFree Kittens 2 Mos. old, litter trained, well mannered. Great with children. Leave message. (863)447-9664 or (863)610-0526 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 Business Places Business For Sale or lease with property. Drive Thru Convenant Store. Please contact Mithu 561-301-6180 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, fresh paint, large fenced yard, quiet location. $800/mo plus security. Available before May 1st Call 863-447-9922 or 863-467-8559 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 Okeechobeesmall 2bd/1ba house in town, 1 block off Hwy 70, central air and heat, $650/mo., rst and last. Call (863)467-2563 or (863)447-2172 Office Space RentFOR RENTSTOREFRONT ON PARK ST. IN HIGH TRAFFIC AREA. CALL FOR DETAILS 863-634-7781 OFFICE SUITES AVAILABLE 500 SQ. FT. Move-in Incentive, Rent Negotiable. (863)467-0651 Houses SaleCBS 3BR, 2BA, C/A & heat, single car gar., W/D & refrigerator, fenced backyard. $61,000. 863-634-7517. HOUSE FOR SALE 2BD/2BA BLOCK HOME 1600 SQ. FT., HANDICAP FRIENDLY, OUTSIDE OF OKEECHOBEE BUILT IN 2003. $165,000.00 CALL 863-357-3972 FOR DETAILS. Owner Financing3 bdrm 2 bath 8 year old house on 1 acre $3,500.00 down $931.42 a month. Call Beverley 863-634-2820 When doing those chores is doing you in, its time to look for a helper in the classifieds. 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 Open HouseOpen House 10 am to 2 pm on Saturday, April 20 This is a 5 Acre/ 4 Stall/ Fenced pastures and a 2/2 Home with Detached 2 car Garage. Specially priced for this Event at $169,900. Mobile Home RentMobile home on canal, 2bd/1ba, $125. week, $500. dep, water and trash incld, Treasure Island. 863-634-9990 Oasis Village 55+ Community Doublewide 2bd/2ba, Fully furnished carport and shed Available May 1st $700/mo 1st, last and security deposit. Call 863-763-3051 OR 705-479-6235 Treasure Island Semi-furnished Trailers for rent. Nice clean 1bd/1ba includes limited electric, DIREC-TV and Internet $155 weekly plus security. Lease required 863-517-5111 Treasure Island 2bd/1ba, Fl. room and storage room, new carpet and paint $700/mo. Home Reality Services, LLC Call Diane 863-801-4498 Mobile HomeSale55+ Park For Sale or Rent w/option to buy. 9441 Hwy 78 West,Adult Park, 3BR/1.5BA, Fully furnished,W/D, Big Florida room,Lots of updates. $15,000 OBO (219)384-3407 Palm Harbor Homes Check us out at http://www.palm harbor.com/ model-center/plantcity/ New mobiles $39K off list John Lyons 800-622-2832 ext 210 Your next job could be in todays classifieds. Did you look for it? Mobile HomeSaleVantage Oaks RV Park31’ Avaion with Fl rm, carport, storage shed, washer, cac/heat, furnished. 4143 SE 24th St. $8,000. or best offer. 863-467-7880. 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 Pickup Trucks1970 FORD TRUCK REDUCED TO $500.00 CALL 904-502-4171 Public NoticeCITY PLANNING BOARD PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE NOTICE: The City of Okeechobee Planning Board will meet as the Local Planning Agency on Thursday, April 18, 2013 at 6 PM or as soon thereafter as possible, at City Hall, 55 SE 3rd Ave, Rm 200, Okeechobee, FL., to consider any proposed amendments, submitted by City Staff or citizens, to the adopted City Comprehensive Plan, which may include amendments to the adopted Land Development Regulations (LDR’s). All amendments are forwarded, with a recommendation, to the City Council for nal consideration. All interested parties are encouraged to attend. Please contact General Services at 863-763-3372, or website, cityofokeechobee.com, to obtain a copy of the agenda. PLEASE TAKE NOTICE AND BE ADVISED that no stenographic record by a certi ed court reporter will be made of the foregoing meeting. Accordingly, any person who may seek to appeal any decision involving the matters noticed herein will be responsible for making a verbatim record of the testimony and evidence at said meeting upon which any appeal is to be based. 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: Dawn Hoover, Chairperson 441298 ON 4/17/2013 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 NOTICE OF INTENT TO ADOPT/AMEND RULES OF THE SOUTH FLORIDA WATER MANAGEMENT DISTRICT AFFECTED RULES: 40E-6.011, 40E-6.021, 40E-6.031, 40E-6.041, 40E-6.051, 40E-6.091, 40E-6.101, 40E-6.121, 40E-6.201, 40E-6.221, 40E-6.321, 40E-6.331, 40E-6.341, 40E-6.351, 40E-6.361, 40E-6.381, 40E-6.451, 40E-6.481, 40E-6.501, 40E-6.521, and 40E-6.601, 40E-6.701, 40E-6.711, 40E-6.721, 40E-6.731, 40E-6.741, 40E-6.751, 40E-62.011, 40E-62.020, 40E-62.021, 40E-62.023, 40E-62.041, 40E-62.042, 40E-62.043, 40E-62.051, 40E-62.101, 40E-62.301, 40E-62.321, 40E-62.331, 40E-62.341, 40E-62.351, 40E-62.381, 40E-62.381 and 40E-62.651, F.A.C. SUMMARY: The District reviewed its right of way permitting rules in accordance with Section 120.74(1), F.S., which requires agencies to review and revise its rules as often as necessary to ensure that its rules are correct and comply with statutory requirements. As a result, the District identi ed a number of rules in need of correction, modi cation/clari cation, or updating. No substantive amendments are proposed. The amendments are as follows: • Changing all references of “Basis of Review” to “Criteria Manual”; • Reducing the number of drawings required from 6 to 4; • Adding de nition regarding safety features for public works projects; • Combining rules regarding Content of Application and Conditions for Issuance of Permits for Notice General Permits and Standard Permits; • Clarifying commercial use of District’s rights of way; • Deleting requirement to record Notice of Permit and allowing the District to record such notice; • Deleting the time restriction for transfer of permits; • Adding clari cation for duration of permits re: expiration dates/ commencement of construction; • Adding new category of Notice General Permit (NGP) for facilities meeting al NGP criteria, but existing; • Clarifying de nition of utility; • Merging all relevant portions of Chapter 40E-62 (C-18 Right of Way Rule) into Chapter 40E-6, F.A.C.; and, • Repealing entire Chapter 40E-62, F.A.C. TIME AND DATE OF HEARINGS : May 9, 2013, beginning 9:00 a.m. LOCATION: South Florida Water Management District, B-1 Auditorium, 3301 Gun Club Road, West Palm Beach, FL 33406 THE PERSON TO BE CONTACTED REGARDING THE PROPOSED RULE IS: Jorge Patino, Section Administrator Right of Way, South Florida Water Management District, 3301 Gun Club Road, West Palm Beach, FL 33406, jpatino@sfwmd.gov, (800) 432-2045, ext. 6175, or (561) 682-6175. For procedural questions contact Juli Russell, Paralegal Specialist, South Florida Water Management District, 3301 Gun Club Road, West Palm Beach, FL 33406, jurussel@sfwmd.gov, (800) 432-2045, ext. 6268, or (561) 682-6268. Appeals of any South Florida Water Management District Board decision require a record of the proceedings. Af fected persons are advised that it may be necessary for them to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceeding is made, including the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. Persons with disabilities or handicaps who need assistance may contact the District Clerk at (800) 432-2045, ext. 2087 or (561) 682-2087 at least ve business days in advance to make appropriate arrangements. 440918 ON 4/17 CGS 4/18/2013 Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 47-2010-CA-000311 PNC MORTGAGE, A DIVISION OF PNC BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, Plaintiff, vs. JAN VENTER, et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN Pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated December 13, 2012, and entered in Case No. 47-2010-CA-000311 of the Circuit Court of the Nineteenth Judicial Circuit in and for Okeechobee County, Florida in which PNC Mortgage, a Division of PNC Bank, National Association, is the Plaintiff and Jan Venter, Unknown Tenant #1 N/K/A Carrie Harris, Nancy A. Venter, 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, at 11:00AM on the 15th day of May, 2013 the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment of Foreclosure: COMMENCING AT THE SOUTHEAST CORNER OF LOT 10, BLOCK 43, BASSWOOD, INC. UNIT 3, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 37, PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA, RUN THENCE S 0 DEGREES 08 MINUTES 25 SECONDS W FOR A DISTANCE OF 151.00 FEET FOR P.O.B., THENCE CONTINUE S 0 DEGREES 08 MINUTES 25 SECONDS W FOR A DISTANCE OF 75.00 FEET, THENCE RUN N 88 DEGREES 31 MINUTES 45 SECONDS W FOR A DISTANCE OF 125.00 FEET, THENCE RUN N 0 DEGREES 08 MINUTES 25 SECONDS E FOR A DISTANCE OF 75.00 FEET; THENCE RUN S 88 DEGREES 31 MINUTES 45 SECONDS E FOR A DISTANCE OF 125.00 FEET TO P.O.B., LYING IN AND COMPRISING A PART F SECTION 6, TOWNSHIP 37 SOUTH, RANGE 35 EAST, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. A/K/A 3557 NW 39TH AVE, 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 18th day of December, 2012. 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 SG 11-87389 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. 433473 ON 4/17,24/2013 Public Notice Public Notice 17 Okeechobee News A pril 17, 2013 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 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 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 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 4/10,17/2013NOTICE OF REMOVAL OF NAMES OF POTENTIALLY INELIGIBLE VOTERSPursuant to Section 98.075(7) of the Florida Statutes, the following persons are hereby noti ed that they are potentially ineligible to be registered to vote. Failure to respond within thirty (30) days of this notice may result in determination of ineligibility by the Supervisor of Elections and removal of the registered voter’s name from the statewide voter registration system. Phillip C. Holloway Last known address: 5974 NE 2nd St Okeechobee, FL If further assistance is needed, please contact the Okeechobee County Supervisor of Elections. Diane Hagan, Okeechobee County Supervisor of Elections 304 NW 2nd St, Room 144 Okeechobee, FL 34972 (863)763-4014 441294 ON 4/17/2013 When doing those chores is doing you in, its time to look for a helper in the classifieds. Buying a car? Look in the classifieds. Selling a car? Look in the classifieds. One mans trash is another mans treasure. Turn your trash to treasure with an ad in the classifieds.

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Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 19TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.: 47-2013-CA-00071 JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, N.A., SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO CHASE HOME FINANCE LLC, SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO CHASE MANHATTAN MORTGAGE CORPORATION, Plaintiff, VS. GEORGE C. SMITH III A/K/A GEORGE CHARLES SMITH, et al., Defendants. NOTICE OF ACTION TO: DONNA J. SMITH A/K/A DONNA JEAN SMITH Current Residence: 736 13TH ST APT 5W, ST PETERSBURG, FL 33705 YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action for Foreclosure of Mortgage on the following described property: LEGAL DESCRIPTION PART OF THE SOUTHEAST 1/4 OF SECTION 19, AND PART OF THE NORTHEAST 1/4 OF SECTION 30, TOWNSHIP 35 SOUTH, RANGE 35 EAST, MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: FROM THE SOUTH EAST CORNER OF SAID SECTION 19, RUN SOUTH 89o50’09” WEST A DISTANCE OF 43730 FEET FOR THE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE RUN NORTH 01’37’40” EAST A DISTANCE OF 82.1 FEET; THENCE RUN NORTH 8812’20” WEST FOR A DISTANCE OF 291.40 FEET; THENCE RUN SOUTH 32’28’11” EAST A DISTANCE OF 403.45 FEET; THENCE RUN .EAST 70 FEET; THENCE RUN NORTH 01’37’40” EAST A DISTANCE OF 253.60 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. TOGETHER WITH A 1995 SKYLINE SINGLE WIDE MOBILE HOME BEARING ID #;42610656H AND TITLE NO. 68640796. has been led against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it, on Choice Legal Group, P.A., Attorney for Plaintiff, whose address is 1800 NW 49TH STREET, SUITE 120, FT. LAUDERDALE FL 33309 within thirty (30) days after the rst publication of this Notice in the THE OKEECHOBEE NEWS and le the original with the Clerk of this Court either before service on Plaintiffs attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the complaint.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 Bias 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 6 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 par& 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. WITNESS my hand and the seal of this Court this 10th day of April, 2013. SHARON ROBERTSON As Clerk of the Court By: Arlene Nealis As Deputy Clerk 441000 ON 4/17,24/2013 Public Notice Public Notice 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 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 19TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION: CASE NO.: 2012CA69 FEDERAL NATIONAL MORTGAGE ASSOCIATION, Plaintiff, VS. DARREN LINCOLN; COTTAGES AT THE LAKE CONDOMINIUM ASSOCIATION, INC.; JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, N.A.; JENNIFER LINCOLN; UNKNOWN TENANT IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY, Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated the 28th day of February, 2013, and entered in Case No. 2012CA69, of the Circuit Court of the 19TH Judicial Circuit in and for Okeechobee County, Florida, wherein FEDERAL NATIONAL MORTGAGE ASSOCIATION is the Plaintiff and DARREN LINCOLN, COTTAGES AT THE LAKE CONDOMINIUM ASSOCIATION, INC., JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, N.A., JENNIFER LINCOLN 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 15th day of May, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: THAT CERTAIN CONDOMINIUM PARCEL COMPOSED OF UNIT 10, COTTAGES AT THE LAKE, A CONDOMINIUM, AND AN UNDIVIDED INTEREST OR SHARE IN THE COMMON ELEMENTS APPURTENANT THERETO IN ACCORDANCE WITH AND SUBJECT TO THE COVENANTS, RESTRICTIONS, LIMITATIONS, CONDITIONS AND USES, TERMS AND OTHER PROVISIONS OF THE DECLARATION OF CONDOMINIUM, RECORDED IN OFFICIAL RECORDS BOOK 605, PAGE 228) OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA PUBLIC RECORDS, TOGETHER WITH ALL THE APPURTENANCES TO THAT UNIT, SUBJECT, HOWEVER, TO THE PROVISIONS OF THE DECLARATION OF CONDOMINIUM. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE.If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Corrie Johnson, ADA Coordinator, 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711.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 641. 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 park 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: March 1, 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 Telephone: (954) 453-0365 Facsimile: (954) 771-6052 Toll Free: 1-800-441-2438 DESIGNATED PRIMARY E-MAIL FOR SERVICE PURSUANT TO FLA. R. JUD. ADMIN 2.516 eservice@clegalgroup.com 438835 ON 4/17,24/2013 Public Notice 18 Okeechobee News April 17, 2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 19 JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 47 2009 CA 000231 PNC BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO NAT IONAL CITY BANK SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO HARBOR FEDERAL SAVINGS BANK Plaintiff, vs. WILLIAM J. NASH, A/K/A WILLIAM JOSEPH NASH, et al. Defendant(s) NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS HEREBY given pursuant to an Order or Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated January 31, 2013, and entered in Case No. 47 2009 CA 000231 of the Circuit Court of the 19 Judicial Circuit in and for Okeechobee County, Florida, wherein PNC Bank, National Association successor by merger to National City Bank successor by merger to Harbor Federal Savings Bank, is the Plaintiff and William J. Nash, a/k/a William Joseph Nash; and Christine S. Nash, a/k/a Christine Shannon Nash, are the Defendants, the Clerk of Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in the Jury Assembly Room, 2nd Floor, at Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 312 North West 3rd Street, Okeechobee, FL 34972, at 11:00 AM on May 15, 2013, the following described property set forth in said Order or Final Judgment, to wit: Lot 15, Block 17, Pine Oaks Village No. 2, according to the plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 5, Page(s) 21, Public Records of Okeechobee County, Florida and Lot 24, Block 16, Pine Oaks Village No. 1, according to the plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 5, Page(s) 20, Public Records of Okeechobee County, Florida. TOGETHER WITH A 1983 RESI SINGLEWIDE MOBILEHOME WITH VIN# N11866 AND TITLE # 22382472. IF YOU ARE A PERSON CLAIMING A RIGHT TO FUNDS REMAINING AFT ER THE SALE, YOU MUST FILE A CLAIM WITH THE CLERK OF COURT NO LATER THAN 60 DAYS AFTER T HE SALE. IF YOU FAIL TO FILE A CLAIM, YOU WILL NOT BE ENTITLED T O ANY REMAINING FUNDS. AFTER 60 DAYS, ONLY THE OWNER OF RECORD AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MAY CLAIM THE SURPLUS. If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 19TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION: CASE NO.: 472010CA000369CAXXXX BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP FKA COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS SERVICING LP, Plaintiff, VS. PATRICE BONGIRNE; TODD DORSEY; 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 28th day of February, 2013, and entered in Case No. 472010CA000369CAXXXX, of the Circuit Court of the 19TH Judicial Circuit in and for Okeechobee County, Florida, wherein BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., AS SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP FKA COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS SERVICING LP is the Plaintiff and PATRICE BONGIRNE, TODD DORSEY, UNKNOWN TENANT(S) 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 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 19th JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 2012CA392 OAK TREE PLACE HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC., a Florida corporation not-for-pro t, Plaintiff, VS. GREGORY S. JAMES and JAKE M. JAMES, TRUSTEE or his successors in trust, under the JAKE M. JAMES LIVING TRUST, dated June 21, 2007, “UNKNOWN SPOUSE #1”, “UNKNOWN SPOUSE #2”, “UNKNOWN TENANT #1”, “UNKNOWN TENANT #2”, and LAURA K. SIMS, CPA, PA, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure entered in Case No. 2012CA392 on February 5, 2013, of the Circuit Court of the 19th Judicial Circuit in and for Okeechobee County, Florida in favor of Plaintiff, OAK TREE PLACE HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC., a Florida corporation not-for-pro t, and against Defendants, GREGORY S. JAMES and JAKE M. JAMES, TRUSTEE or his successors in trust, under the JAKE M. JAMES LIVING TRUST, dated June 21, 2007 (“OWNERS”). The clerk will sell the property situated in Okeechobee County, Florida, described as: Unit E, of Dwelling Structure 70, OAK TREE PLACE, together with the land immediately underlying said unit, as described and depicted in Declaration of Party Facilities and Protective Covenants for OAK TREE PLACE, as recorded in of cial Record Book 260, Pa g e 999 and amendment IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 19TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION: CASE NO.: 472009CA000850CAXXXX BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING, L.P F/K/A COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS SERVICING LP., Plaintiff, VS. BRIAN WAYNE SCHEE; JENNIFER ROSE SCHEE; 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. 472009CA000850CAXXXX, of the Circuit Court of the 19TH Judicial Circuit in and for Okeechobee County, Florida, wherein BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING, L.P F/K/A COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS SERVICING LP. is the Plaintiff and BRIAN WAYNE SCHEE, JENNIFER ROSE SCHEE and UNKNOWN TENANT(S) IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY are defendants. The Clerk of this Court shall sell to the highest and best bidderforcashatthe,OKEECHOBEE in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Corrie Johnson, ADA Coordinator, 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. DATED at Okeechobee County, Florida, this 7th day of February, 2013. SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK Okeechobee County, Florida BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk WWR #10053693Weltman, Weinberg & Reis, Co., L.P.A.Attorney for Plaintiff 550 West Cypress Creek Road, Suite 550 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309 Telephone # 954740-5200 Facsimile# 954-740-5290 437233 ON 4/17,24/2013 ROOM, SECOND FLOOR, OKEECHOBEE, FLORIDA 34972, 11:00 AM on the 15th day of May, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: LOT 7, BLOCK 8, BASSWOOD INCORPORATED, A SUBDIVISION ACCORDING TO THE PLAT OR MAP THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 22, 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 park 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 1st day of March, 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 Telephone: (954) 453-0365 Facsimile: (954) 771-6052 Toll Free: 1-800-441-2438 438700 ON 4/17,24/2013 thereto as recorded in of cial Record Book 261, Page 1405, Public Records of Okeechobee County, Florida. at a public sale, to the highest and best bidder for cash in the JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM, 2ND FLOOR, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY JUDICIAL CENTER, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, FL 34972, after having rst given notice as required by Section 45.031, Florida Statutes, at 11 o’clock a.m., on the 15th day of May, 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 FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. DATED in Okeechobee County, Florida, this 7th day of February, 2013. SHARON ROBERTSON Clerk of Courts BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk 437224 ON 4/17,24/2013 COUNTY JUDICIAL CENTER, 312 NW 3RD STREET, JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM, SECOND FLOOR, OKEECHOBEE, FLORIDA 34972, 11:00 AM on the 15th day of May, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: LOT 12, BLOCK 17, BASSWOOD, UNIT 2, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 28, PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. Property Address: 3670 NW 24TH 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 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. 437234 ON 4/17,24/2013 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 Cler k 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. 437213 ON 4/10,17/2013 READING A NEWSPAPER MAKES YOU A MORE INFORMED AND INTERESTING PERSON. No wonder newspaper readers are more popular!

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Public Notice 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 OKEECHOBEE COUNTY PROJECT NO. 2013-08 INTERIOR DEMOLITION OF THE ADVANCED STONE BUILDING LOCATED AT 2455 NW 16th BOULEVARD INVITATION TO BID Sealed BIDS will be received by Okeechobee County Board of County Commissioners at the Okeechobee County Historic Courthouse, 304 NW 2nd Street, Room 222, Okeechobee, FL 34972 until 3:00 p.m. on May 8, 2013 They will be publicly opened by the County Clerk or designee and read aloud. Any BIDS received after the time speci ed will not be accepted. The BIDS shall be based on the Interior Demolition of the Advanced Stone Building located at 2455 NW 16th Boulevard, Okeechobee, Florida as per plans and speci cations by Okeechobee County dated April 12, 2013. All materials furnished and all work performed shall be in accordance with the Drawings, Speci cations and Contract Documents pertaining thereto, which may be examined at or obtained from: Okeechobee County Facilities Maintenance & Development Services Capital Projects 1700 NW 9th Avenue, Ste. C Okeechobee, FL 39972 (863) 763-0805 Phone / (863) 763-5529 Fax sselvey@co.okeechobee. .us Any questions pertaining to the project speci cations or scope of work will be addressed to the Okeechobee County Capital Projects in writing no later than eight (8) calendar days prior to bid of project, which is April 30, 2013. Each Contractor will be furnished with one (1) set of Plans and Speci cations, either hard copy or electronic, upon request from the above referenced Department. No partial sets of Drawings and Speci cations will be issued. Bid Documents must be obtained from Okeechobee County A MANDATORY pre-bid project site visit will be held at the site on April 24, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. The project site will not be open and bidders will not be allowed to visit the site other than this date and time. Each bid must be accompanied by an acceptable Bid Security in the form of a Bid Bond, or Certi ed Check, made payable to “Okeechobee County Board of County Commissioners”, in the amount of not less than ve percent (5%) of the total Bid Amount. The Bidder, if awarded the Contract and the bid amount is $100,000 or more, will execute and le acceptable performance and payment bonds equal to 100% of the contract price within ten (10) calendar days after written notice of the award of contract. No bidder may withdraw their bid for a period of ninety (90) days after the date set for opening of bids. Okeechobee County accepts no responsibility for any expense related to preparation or delivery of proposals. The Owner reserves the right to reject any or all Bids accept Bids in any order or combination, accept or reject portions of Bids, make modi cations to the work after bidding, and waive any formality in the Bids if they deem it in their best interest to do so. The General Contractor will provide additional information including, but not limited to, a list of similar projects constructed within the past ve (5) years, client references and an audited or certi ed nancial statement, or other nancial references deemed appropriate to Contract Award. Bidders will con ne their bids to the project in its entirety. Partial bids will not be accepted. Each bidder will submit with this bid evidence that the bidder is licensed to perform the work and services or quali ed by examination to be so licensed. If in the opinion of the bidder, inconsistencies appear to exist in the speci cations, it is the bidder’s responsibility to seek clari cation from Okeechobee County Capital Projects. Additionally, it is incumbent upon all bidders to conduct a personal investigation as to requirements of the County. The Board of County Commissioners has the right to accept or reject any or all bids. Bids must be sealed and the outside of the envelope MUST be marked: “BID OKEECHOBEE COUNTY INTERIOR DEMOLITION OF THE ADVANCE STONE BUILDING LOCATED AT 2455 NW 16TH BOULEVARD, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY PROJECT NO. 2013-08”. Frank Irby, Chair Board of County Commissioners Okeechobee County, FL Sharon Robertson, Clerk of Court Okeechobee County, FL 441262 ON 4/17/2013 Public Notice Public Notice THE CIRCUIT COURT OF FLORIDA IN AND FOR THE COUNTY OF OKEECHOBEE CIVIL ACTION NO.: 2013CA-136 PARCEL NOS.: 113, 116, 131 STATE OF FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION, Petitioner, -vsFRANK J. LEPERE, AS TRUSTEE OF THE TRIPLE REALTY TRUST, A REVOCABLE LIVING TRUST DATED MAY 23, 2005; PLYMOUTH SAND AND GRAVEL, LLC, A MASSACHUSETTS LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY; TRIPLE E EQUIPMENT SALES CORP.; W. C. SHERMAN, PROPERTY APPRAISER; CELESTE WATFORD, TAX COLLECTOR. Defendants. NOTICE TO SHOW CAUSE AND NOTICE OF SUIT STATE OF FLORIDA TO: Plymouth Sand and Gravel, LLC C/O Bradford C. Cushing, as Resident Agent 61 Camelot Drive, Plymouth, Massachusetts 02360 To all said Defendants who are living, and if any or all Defendants are deceased, the unknown spouse, heirs, devisees, grantees, creditors, lienors, or other parties claiming by, through, under, or against any such deceased defendant or defendants, if alive, and, if dead, their unknown spouse, heirs, devisees, legatees, grantees, creditors, lienors, or other parties claiming by, through, under, or against any such deceased defendant or defendants, and all other parties having or claiming to have any right, title, or interest in and to the property described in the Petition, to-wit FP NO. 1969042 SECTION 91070-000 PARCEL 113 STATE ROAD 70 OKEECHOBEE COUNTY DESCRIPTION PARCEL 113 ESTATE OR INTEREST TO BE OBTAINED: FEE SIMPLE RIGHT OF WAY That portion of the northwest 1/4 of Section 17, Township 37 South, Range 36 East, Okeechobee County, Florida. Being described as follows: Commence at the southwest corner of the northwest 1/4 of said Section 17; thence along the west line of said Section 17, North 00026’22” West a distance of 2,045.96 feet to the survey base line of State Road 70; thence along said survey base line North 6753’58” East a distance of 315.66 feet to the beginning of a curve having a radius of 1,434.07 feet; thence along said survey base line the arc of said curve to the right a distance of 335.07 feet through a central angle of 1323’14” with a chord bearing North 7435’35” East to the end of said curve; thence South 0841’58” West a distance of 36.73 feet to the southerly existing right of way line of said State Road 70 (per Florida Department of Transportation Maintenance Map, Section 91070 as recorded in the Public Records of Okeechobee County, Florida, Road Plat Book 2, Pages 57-63) for a POINT OF BEGINNING and the beginning of a curve having a radius of 1,399.07 feet; thence along said southerly existing right of way line the arc of said curve to the right a distance of 447.06 feet through a central angle of 1818’30” with a chord bearing North 8959’27” East to the end of said curve; thence South 1158’43” West a distance of 91.51 feet to the beginning of a curve having a radius of 4,479.66 feet; thence along the arc of said curve to the left a distance of 449.03 feet through a central angle of 0544’35” with a chord bearing South 8419’37” West to the end of said curve; thence North 0841’58” East a distance of 135.37 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING. Containing 1.216 acres. FP NO. 1969042 SECTION 91070-000 STATE ROAD 70 OKEECHOBEE COUNTY DESCRIPTION PARCEL 116 ESTATE OR INTEREST TO BE OBTAINED: FEE SIMPLE RIGHT OF WAY That portion of the northwest 1/4 of Section 17, Township 37 South, Range 36 East, Okeechobee County, Florida. Being described as follows: Commence at the southwest corner of the northwest 1/4 of said Section 17; thence along the west line of said Section 17, North 0026’22” West a distance of 2,045.96 feet to the survey base line of State Road 70; thence along said survey base line North 6753’58” East a distance of 315.66 feet to the beginning of a curve having a radius of 1,434.07 feet; thence along said survey base line the arc of said curve to the right a distance of 783.78 feet through a central angle of 3118’52” with a chord bearing North 8333’24” East to the end of said curve; thence South 1158’43” East a distance of 35.04 feet to the southerly existing right of way line of said State Road 70 (per Florida Department of Transportation Maintenance Map, Section 91070 as recorded in the Public Records of Okeechobee County, Florida, Road Plat Book 2, Pages 57-63) for a POINT OF BEGINNING and the beginning of a curve having a radius of 1,399.07 feet; thence along said southerly existing right of way line the following four (4) courses: 1) thence along the arc of said curve to the right a distance of 58.46 feet through a central angle of 0223’39” with a chord bearing South 7939’29” East to the end of said curve; 2) North 1132’20” East a distance of 1.00 foot; 3) South 7817’02” East a distance of 323.43 feet; 4) South 7820’27” East a distance of 58.95 feet to the end of said courses; thence North 8909’17” West a distance of 166.11 feet to the beginning of a curve having a radius of 4,479.66 feet; thence along the arc of said curve to the left a distance of 285.13 feet through a central angle of 0338’49” with a chord bearing South 8901’19 West to the end of said curve; thence North 11058’43 East a distance of 91.51 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING. Containing 19,415 square feet. FP NO. 1969042 SECTION 91070-000 STATE ROAD 70 OKEECHOBEE COUNTY DESCRIPTION PARCEL 131 ESTATE OR INTEREST TO BE OBTAINED: FEE SIMPLE RIGHT OF WAY That portion of the northwest 1/4 of Section 17, Township 37 South, Range 36 East, Okeechobee County, Florida. Being described as follows: Commence at the southwest corner of the northwest 1/4 of said Section 17; thence along the west line of said Section 17, North 0026’22” West a distance of 2,045.96 feet to the survey base line of State Road 70; thence along said survey base line, North 6753’58” East a distance of 194.16 feet; thence South 0023’55” East a distance of 37.67 feet to the intersection of the southerly existing right of way line of said State Road 70 (per Florida Department of Transportation Maintenance Map, Section 91070 as recorded in the Public Records of Okeechobee County, Florida, Road Plat Book 2, Pages 57-63) and the easterly existing right of way line of NE 64th Avenue (per Of cial Records Book 564, Page 577, Public Records of Okeechobee County, Florida) for a POINT OF BEGINNING; thence along said southerly existing right of way line North 6753’58” East a distance of 135.43 feet to the beginning of a curve having a radius of 1,399.07 feet; thence continue along said southerly existing right of way line the arc of said curve to the right a distance of 315.90 feet through a central angle of 1256’14” with a chord bearing North 7422’05” East to the end of said curve; thence South 0841’58” West a distance of 135.37 feet to the beginning of a curve having a radius of 4,479.66 feet; thence along the arc of said curve to the left a distance of 416.11 feet through a central angle of 05019’20” with a chord bearing South 7847’39” West to the end of said curve and to the easterly existing right of way line of said NE 64th Avenue; thence along said easterly existing right of way line North 0023’55” West a distance of 78.76 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING. Containing 1.064 acres. You are each noti ed that the Petitioner led its sworn Petition and its Declaration of Taking in this Court against you as defendants, seeking to condemn by eminent domain proceedings the above described property located in the State of Florida, County of OKEECHOBEE. You are further noti ed that the Petitioner will apply to the Honorable Elizabeth Metzger, one of the Judges of this Court on the 30th day of May 2013, at 11:00 A.M., at the Okeechobee Courthouse, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida, for an Order of Taking in this cause. All defendants to this suit may request a hearing at the time and place designated and be heard. Any defendant failing to le a request for hearing shall waive any right to object to the Order of Taking. AND Each defendant is hereby required to serve written def enses, if any, and request a hearing, if desired, to said Petition on: STATE OF FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION OFFICE OF GENERAL COUNSEL 801 N. Broadway Avenue, Bartow, Florida 33830 c/o Andrew J. DeNering, Assistant General Counsel (863)519-2623 on or before May 17, 2013 and le the originals with the Clerk of this Court on that date, to show cause what right, title, interest, or lien you or any of you have in and to the property described in the Petition and to show cause, if any you have, why the property should not be condemned for the uses and purposes set forth in the Petition. If you fail to answer, a default may be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Petition. If you fail to request a hearing on the Petition for Order of Taking you shall waive any right to object to said Order of Taking. WITNESS MY HAND AND SEAL of said Court on the 11th day of April, 2013. SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT BY: Linda F. Young, Deputy Clerk “It is the intent of the 19th Judicial Circuit to provide reasonable accommodations when requested by quali ed persons with disabilities. If you are a person with a disability who needs an accommodation to participate in a court proceeding or access to a court facility, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact: Court Administration, 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port Saint Lucie, FL 34986; (772) 807-4370 ; 711, if you are hearing or voice impaired.” 441051 ON 4/17,24/2013 Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice 19 Okeechobee News A pril 17, 2013IN 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, VS. GEORGE GREENE, JR.; LISA ANN GREENE; JOHN DOE; JANE DOE AS UNKNOWN TENANT(S) IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY, Defendants. 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, V S. 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 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 47-2009-CA-000734 U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION AS TRUSTEE FOR THE CERTIFICATEHOLDERS CITIGROUP MORTGAGE LOAN TRUST INC. AS SET-BACKED PASSTHROUGH CERTIFICATES SERIES 2007-AMC1, Plaintiff, vs. TROY BICKEL et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Mortgage Foreclosure dated January 31, 2013 and entered in Case No. 47-2009CA-000734 of the Circuit Court of the NINETEENTH Judicial Circuit in and for OKEECHOBEE County, Florida wherein U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION AS TRUSTEE FOR THE CERTIFICATEHOLDERS CITIGROUP MORTGAGE LOAN TRUST INC. AS SET-BACKED PASSTHROUGH CERTIFICATES SERIES 2007-AMC1 is the Plaintiff and TROY BICKEL; PENNY LYNN BICKEL A/K/A PENNY L. SMITH A/K/A PENNY LYN BICKEL; are the 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, 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 Defendants, The Clerk of the Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in the JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM, 2ND FLOOR, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY JUDICIAL CENTER, 312 N.W. 3RD STREET, OKEECHOBEE, FLORIDA 34972 at 11:00AM, on the 15th day of May, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: LOT 4, BLOCK 4, OAK PARK, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 3, PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA A/K/A 3616 SW 17TH STREET, OKEECHOBEE, FL 34974 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must le a claim within sixty (60) days after the sale. WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of this Court on February 7 2013. SHARON ROBERTSON Clerk of the Circuit Court BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk Ronald R Wolfe & Associates, P.L. P.O. Box 25018 Tampa, Florida 33622-5018 F09065891 COUNTRY-CONV B/C-Team 6 F09065891 **See Americans with Disabilities Act Florida Rules of Judicial AdministrationRule 2.540 Notices to Persons With Disabilities If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Corrie Johnson, ADA Coordinator, 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. 437216 ON 4/17,24/2013 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 SERVICING, L.P. F/K/A COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS SERVICING, L.P. is the Plaintiff and GEORGE GREENE, JR., LISA ANN GREENE 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 p ro p ert y 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. 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; i f 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 de habla, llame al 711. KREYOL: Si ou se yon moun ki kokobe ki bezwen asistans ou aparey pou ou ka patisipe nan prosedu sa-a, ou gen dwa san ou pa bezwen peye anyen pou ou jwen on seri de ed. Tanpri kontakte Corrie Johnson, Co-ordinator ADA, 250 NW Country Club Drive, suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 O’mwen 7 jou avan ke ou gen pou-ou part nan tribunal, ou imediatman ke ou resevwa avis sa-a ou si le ke ou gen pou-ou ale nan tribunal-la mwens ke 7 jou; Si ou pa ka tande ou pale byen, rele 711. Dated this 5th day of February, 2013. SHARON ROBERTSON Clerk of the Circuit Court BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Cler k Choice Legal Group, P.A. 1800 NW 49th Street, Suite 120 Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33309 Telephone: (954) 453-0365 Facsimile: (954) 771-6052 Toll Free: 1-800-441-2438 436811 ON 4/10,17/2013 ADVERTISEand Get Results www.newszap.com click on classifieds

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Public Notice NOTICE OF INTENT TO ISSUE AIR PERMIT In the Matter of an Application for Title V Air Operation Permit by: Okeechobee Land ll, Inc. Permit No. 0930104-021-AV 10800 NE 128th Avenue Facility ID No. 0930104 Okeechobee, Florida 34972 Okeechobee Land ll Responsible Of cial: Title V Permit Renewal Mr. Tony Bishop, District Manager Okeechobee County, Florida Facility Location: Okeechobee Land ll, Inc. operates the Okeechobee Land ll, which is located in Okeechobee County at 10800 NE 128th Avenue, Okeechobee, Florida. Project: The purpose of this project is to renew Title V air operation permit No. 0930104-01 6-AV. Details of the project are provided in the application and the enclosed Statement of Basis. Permitting Authority: Applications for Title V air operation permits are subject to review in accordance with the provisions of Chapter 403, Florida Statutes (F.S.) and Chapters 62-4, 62-210, and 62-213 of the Florida Administrative Code (F.A.C.). The proposed project is not exempt from air permitting requirements and a Title V air operation permit is required to operate the facility. The Of ce of Permitting and Compliance in the Division of Air Resource Management is the Permitting Authority responsible for making a permit determination for this project. The Permitting Authority’s physical address is: 2600 Blair Stone Road, Tallahassee, Florida. The Permitting Authority’s mailing address is: 2600 Blair Stone Road, MS #5505, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-2400. The Permitting Authority’s telephone number is 850/717-9000. Project File: A complete project le is available for public inspection during the normal business hours of 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday (except legal holidays), at the address indicated above for the Permitting Authority. The complete project le includes the draft/proposed permit, the Statement of Basis, the application, and the information submitted by the applicant, exclusive of con dential records under Section 403.111, F.S. Interested persons may view the draft/proposed permit by visiting the following website: http://www.dep.state. .us/air/emission/apds/default.asp and entering the permit number shown above. Interested persons may contact the Permitting Authority’s project review engineer for additional information at the address or phone number listed above. Notice of Intent to Issue Permit: The Permitting Authority gives notice of its intent to issue a Title V air operation permit renewal to the applicant for the project described above. The applicant has provided reasonable assurance that continued operation of the existing equipment will not adversely impact air quality and that the project will comply with all appropriate provisions of Chapters 62-4, 62-204, 62-210, 62-212, 62-213, 62-296 and 62-297, F.A.C. The Permitting Authority will issue a nal permit in accordance with the conditions of the draft/proposed permit unless a response received in accordance with the following pr ocedures results in a different decision or a signi cant change of terms or conditions. Public Notice: Pursuant to Section 403.815, F.S. and Rules 62-110.106 and 62-210.350, F.A.C., you (the applicant) are required to publish at your own expense the enclosed Public Notice of Intent to Issue Air Permit (Public Notice). The Public Notice shall be published one time only as soon as possible in the legal advertisement section of a newspaper of general circulation in the area affected by this project. The newspaper used must meet the requirements of Sections 50.011 and 50.031, F.S. in the county where the activity is to take place. If you are uncertain that a newspaper meets these requirements, please contact the Permitting Authority at the above address or phone number. Pursuant to Rule 62-110.106(5) and (9), F.A.C., the applicant shall provide proof of publication to the Permitting Authority at the above address within 7 days of publication. Failure to publish the notice and provide proof of publication may result in the denial of the permit pursuant to Rule 62-110.106(11), F.A.C. Comments: The Permitting Authority will accept written comments concerning the draft/proposed Title V air operation permit for a period of 30 days from the date of publication of the Public Notice. Written comments must be received by the close of business (5:00 p.m.), on or before the end of this 30-day period by the Permitting Authority at the above address. As part of his or her comments, any person may also request that the Permitting Authority hold a public meeting on this permitting action. If the Permitting Authority determines there is suf cient interest for a public meeting, it will publish notice of the time, date, and location in the Florida Administrative Weekly (FAW). If a public meeting is requested within the 30-day comment period and conducted by the Permitting Authority, any oral and written comments received during the public meeting will also be considered by the Permitting Authority. If timely received written comments or comments received at a public meeting result in a signi cant change to the draft/proposed permit, the Permitting Authority shall issue a revised draft/proposed permit and require, if applicable, another Public Notice. All comments led will be made available for public inspection. For additional information, contact the Permitting Authority at the above address or phone number. Petitions: A person whose substantial interests are affected by the proposed permitting decision may petition for an administrative hearing in accordance with Sections 120.569 and 120.57, F.S. The petition must contain the information set forth below and must be led with (received by) the Department’s Agency Clerk in the Of ce of General Counsel of the Department of Environmental Protection, 3900 Commonwealth Boulevard, Mail Station #35, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-3000. Petitions led by the applicant or any of the parties listed below must be led within 14 days of receipt of this Written Notice of Intent to Issue Air Permit. Petitions led by any persons other than those entitled to written notice under Section 120.60(3), F.S., must be led within 14 days of publication of the attached Public Notice or within 14 days of receipt of this Written Notice of Intent to Issue Air Permit, whichever occurs rst. Under Section 120.60(3), F.S., however, any person who asked the Permitting Authority for notice of agency action may le a petition within 14 days of receipt of that notice, regardless of the date of publication. A petitioner shall mail a copy of the petition to the applicant at the address indicated above, at the time of ling. The failure of any person to le a petition within the appropriate time period shall constitute a waiver of that person’s right to request an administrative determination (hearing) under Sections 120.569 and 120.57, F.S., or to intervene in this proceeding and participate as a party to it. Any subsequent intervention (in a proceeding initiated by another party) will be only at the approval of the presiding of cer upon the ling of a motion in compliance with Rule 28-106.205, F.A.C. A petition that disputes the material facts on which the Permitting Authority’s action is based must contain the following information: (a) The name and address of each agency affected and each agency’s le or identi cation number, if known; (b) The name, address, and telephone number of the petitioner; the name, address and telephone number of the petitioner’s representative, if any, which shall be the address for service purposes during the course of the proceeding; and an explanation of how the petitioner’s substantial interests will be affected by the agency determination; (c) A statement of when and how each petitioner received notice of the agency action or proposed decision; (d) A statement of all disputed issues of material fact. If there are none, the petition must so indicate; (e) A concise statement of the ultimate facts alleged, including the speci c facts the petitioner contends warrant reversal or modi cation of the agency’s proposed action; (f) A statement of the speci c rules or statutes the petitioner contends require reversal or modi cation of the agency’s proposed action including an explanation of how the alleged facts relate to the speci c rules or statutes; and, (g) A statement of the relief sought by the petitioner, stating precisely the action the petitioner wishes the agency to take with respect to the agency’s proposed action. A petition that does not dispute the material facts upon which the Permitting Authority’s action is based shall state that no such facts are in dispute and otherwise shall contain the same information as set forth above, as required by Rule 28-106.30 1, F.A.C. Because the administrative hearing process is designed to formulate nal agency action, the ling of a petition means that the Permitting Authority’s nal action may be different from the position taken by it in this Written Notice of Intent to Issue Air Permit. Persons whose substantial interests will be affected by any such nal decision of the Permitting Authority on the application have the right to petition to become a party to the proceeding, in accordance with the requirements set forth above. Mediation: Mediation is not available in this proceeding. EPA Review: EPA has agreed to treat the draft/proposed Title V air operation permit as a proposed Title V air operation permit and to perform its 45-day review pro vided by the law and regulations concurrently with the public comment period, provided that the applicant also transmits an electr onic copy of the required proof of publication directly to EPA at the following email address: oquendo.ana@epa.gov. Although EPA’s 45-day review period will be performed concurrently with the public comment period, the deadline for submitting a citizen petition to object to the EPA Administrator will be determined as if EPA’s 45-day review period is performed after the public comment period has ended. The nal Title V air operation permit will be issued after the conclusion of the 45-day EPA review period so long as no adverse comments are received that result in a different decision or signi cant change of terms or conditions. The status regarding EPA’s 45-day review of this pr oject and the deadline for submitting a citizen petition can be found at the following website address: http://www.epa.gov/region4/air/permits/ orida.htm. Objections: Finally, pursuant to 42 United States Code (U.S.C.) Section 7661d(b)(2), any person may petition the Administrator of the EPA within 60 days of the expiration of the Administrator’s 45-day review period as established at 42 U.S.C. Section 7661d(b)(1), to object to the issuance of any Title V air operation permit. Any petition shall be based only on objections to the permit that were raised with reasonable speci city during the 30day public comment period provided in the Public Notice, unless the petitioner demonstrates to the Administrator of the EPA that it was impracticable to raise such objections within the comment period or unless the grounds for such objection arose after the comment period. Filing of a petition with the Administrator of the EPA does not stay the effective date of any permit properly issued pursuant to the provisions of Chapter 62-2 13, F.A.C. Petitions led with the Administrator of EPA must meet the requirements of 42 U.S .C. Section 766 1d(b)(2) and must be led with the Administrator of the EPA at: U.S. EPA, 401 M Street, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20460. For more information regarding EPA review and objections, visit EPA’s Region 4 web site at http://www.epa.gov/region4/air/permits/ orida.htm. Executed in Tallahassee, Florida. for Jeffery F. Koerner, Program Administrator Of ce of Permitting and Compliance Division of Air Resource Management 441106 ON 4/17/2013 Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice 20 Okeechobee News April 17, 2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 47-2011-CA-000334 PNC BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO NATIONAL CITY MORTGAGE A DIVISION OF NATIONAL CITY BANK, Plaintiff, vs. MARK KEVIN MCCLURE, et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN Pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated February 15, 2013, and enIN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.: 472009CA000652CAXXXX CITIMORTGAGE, INC., SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO PRINCIPAL RESIDENTIAL MORTGAGE, INC. Plaintiff, VS. TERRY D. CHOATE A/K/A TERRY CHOATE, et al Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Summary Final Judgment of foreclosure dated December 13, 2012, and entered in Case No. 472009CA000652CAXXXX of the Circuit Court of the NINETEENTH Judicial Circuit in and for OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, Florida, wherein CITIMORTGAGE, INC., SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO PRINCIPAL RESIDENTIAL MORTGAGE, INC., is Plaintiff, and TERRY D. CHOATE A/K/A TERRY CHOATE, et al are Defendants, the clerk will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash, beginning at 11:00 AM at OKEECHOBEE County Judicial Center, Second Floor, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, FL 34972, in accordance with Chapter 45, Florida Statutes, on the 15th day of May, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Summary Final Judgment, to wit: Lot 41, OTTER CREEK ESTATES, UNIT ONE, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 6, Page 29, Public Records of Okeechobee County, Florida. 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 17th day of December, 2012. Sharon Robertson Clerk of said Circuit Court BY: Sandra L. Creech As Deputy Clerk If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Corrie Johnson, ADA Coordinator, 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than seven (7) days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. SPANISH: Si usted es una persona discapacitada que necesita alguna adaptacion para poder participar de este procedimiento o evento; usted tiene derecho, sin costo alguno a que se le provea cierta ayuda. Favor de comunicarse con Corrie Johnson, Crossword Puzzle ACROSS 1 Racecourse setting for a My Fair LadyŽ scene 6 IHOP beverages 9 Unseats 14 Coach Bill whose 49ers won three Super Bowls 15 Highchair user 16 Camera setting 17 Fill with joy 18 __ will be done ...Ž: Lords Prayer 19 Prefix with -clast 20 UFO pilots, in theory 21 Speak dully and endlessly 24 Actor Beatty 25 Fate 27 Stick (to) 29 Sprinted 31 Starting squad 32 Dote on 34 Bruin Bobby who wore #4 36 Chopins instrument 39 Chief author (who died 7/4/1826) of 5and 9-Down 42 NASA vehicle 43 Cheers for 44 Like Robitussin: Abbr. 45 GM navigation system 47 Danish birthplace of Hans Christian Andersen 49 Drew, as a magnet 53 Video game pioneer 56 Org. for drillers? 57 Innocent ones 61 Bedtime for __Ž: Reagan film 62 Used a chair 63 Nav. officers 64 Sir Arthur __ Doyle 65 HBO alternative 66 Moray fisherman 67 Ollies partner 68 Bat wood 69 Matches, as a bet DOWN 1 See 38-Down 2 1972 U.S./Soviet missile agreement 3 Pupils places 4 East, to Ernst 5 With 9-Down, document signed 7/4/1776 6 Director Preminger 7 With 51-Down, chief congressional advocate (who died 7/4/1826) of 5and 9-Down 8 Eye malady 9 See 5-Down 10 Pac-10 sch. 11 Worker with rocks 12 Copier filler 13 Fine china brand 22 GPS suggestion 23 Feedbag grain 26 Injure badly 28 What cant be parted after its departed? 30 School where belts are earned 31 Sounds from pounds 32 1944 battle city 33 Withdrawn dietdrug combo Fen-__ 35 Like a gen. who no longer has men 37 Have-__: the needy 38 With 1-Down, every seven days 40 Put mail in boxes, say 41 Third of a yard 46 __ of the ApesŽ 48 Mingo portrayer on Daniel BooneŽ 50 Certain Jamaican believer 51 See 7-Down 52 Hidden problem 53 Preschool basics 54 Honk 55 Kournikova of tennis 58 Not doing anything 59 Gratis 60 Lith. and Ukr., once By Peter A. Collins (c)2011TribuneMediaServicesInc 07/04/11 07/04/11 ANSWER TO PREVIOUS PUZZLE: Edited by Rich Norris and Joyce Nichols Lewis xwordeditor@aol.com tered in Case No. 47-2011CA-000334 of the Circuit Court of the Nineteenth Judicial Circuit in and for Okeechobee County, Florida in which PNC Bank, National Association successor by merger to National City Mortgage a division of National City Bank, is the Plaintiff and Mark Kevin McClure, PNC Bank, National Association successor in interest to National City Bank as successor in interest to Harbor Federal Savings Bank, Public Employees Federal Credit Union, Tenant #1 NKA Kevin McClure, 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 15th day of May, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment of Foreclosure: TRACT 34 OF THE UNRECORDED PLAT OF PLATTS BLUFF RANCHES, LYING IN AND COMPRISING A PART OF SECTIONS 25 AND 35, TOWNSHIP 36 SOUTH, RANGE 33 EAST, AS RECORDED IN OFFICIAL RECORDS BOOK 171, PAGE 877 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA, AND BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCE AT THE SOUTH QUARTER CORNER OF SAID SECTION 25, BEAR NORTH 00 DEGREES 24 MINUTES 59 SECONDS EAST A DISTANCE OF 1499.27 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE CONTINUE ALONG AFOREDESCRIBED LINE A DISTANCE OF 348.50 FEET; THENCE BEAR SOUTH 88 DEGREES 16 MINUTES 23 SECONDS EAST A DISTANCE OF 625.00 FEET; THENCE BEAR SOUTH 00 DEGREES 24 MINUTES 59 SECONDS WEST A DISTANCE OF 348.50 FEET; THENCE BEAR NORTH 88 DEGREES 16 MINUTES 23 SECONDS WEST A DISTANCE OF 625.00 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. A/K/A 6976 NW 151ST TER, OKEECHOBEE, FL 34972-9502 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 11-79916 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 appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. 438421 ON 4/17,24/2013 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 at 711. KREYOL: Si ou se yon moun ki kokobe ki bezwen asistans ou aparay pou ou ka patisipe nan prosedu sa-a, ou gen dwa san ou pa bezwen peye anyen pou ou jwen on seri de ed. Tanpri kontakte Corrie Johnson, Co-ordinator ADA, 250 NW Country Club Drive, suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 O’mwen 7 jou avan ke ou gen pou-ou paret nan tribunal, ou imediatman ke ou resevwa avis sa-a ou si le ke ou gen pou-ou ale nan tribunal-la mwens ke 7 jou; Si ou pa ka tande ou pale byen, rele 711. 433474 ON 4/17,24/2013 LEGAL NOTICE A public auction will be held at BMJ Towing, Inc. Lot at 414 South Parrott Avenue, Okeechobee, Florida 34974 on Friday the 17th day of APRIL, 2013 from 10:00-11:00 A.M. Pursuant to Florida statue 713.78 for unpaid towing and storage. Year, Make, Model & Vin’s as follows 1FTCR10UONC97802 92 FORD RANGER BLUE KNAFE2213195616916 2009 KIA SPECTRA BLACK Terms of sale are cash, and no checks will be accepted. The seller reserves the right of nal bid. All sales are nal. No refunds will be made. Said automobiles will be sold in “AS IS” with no guarantees. 441263 ON 4/17/2013 Time to clean out the attic, basement and/or garage? 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Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION CASE NO. 09000747CA HSBC MORTGAGE SERVICES, INC., Plaintiff, vs. JAVIER PERDOMO, et al. Defendant(s), NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated January 31, 2013, and entered in 09000747CA of the Circuit Court of the Nineteenth Judicial Circuit in and for Okeechobee County, Florida, wherein HSBC MORTGAGE SERVICES, INC., is the Plaintiff and JAVIER PERDOMO; THE CIT GROUP/CONSUMER FINANCE, INC.; M VICTORIA ZEA-PERDOMO are the Defendants. Sharon Robertson as the Clerk of the Circuit Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in the Jury Assembly Room, 2nd Fl., Okeechobee County Judicial Center 312 NW 3rd St., Okeechobee, FL 34972, at 11:00 AM on May 15, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: LOT 2 BLOCK 3, OKEECHOBEE HILLS, SECTION ONE, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 41, PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. A ny person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must le a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated this 7th day of February, 2013. SHARON ROBERTSON 21 Okeechobee News A pril 17, 2013 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 A ssembly 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 A ny person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must le a claim within 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 A lbertelli Law A ttorney 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 As Clerk of the Court BY: Sandra L. Creech As Deputy Clerk IMPORTANT If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Corrie Johnson, ADA Coordinator, 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. 437292 ON 4/17,24/2013 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 CASE NO. 47-2009-CA-000677 U.S. BANK, N. A. Plaintiff, v. JACK KIEFFER; PAULA KIEFFER; JOHN DOE AS UNKNOWN TENANT IN POSSESSION; JANE DOE AS UNKNOWN TENANT IN POSSESSION; 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; RIVERSIDE NATIONAL BANK OF FLORIDA 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: LOTS 15 AND 16, BLOCK 12, SOUTHWEST ADDITION TO OKEECHOBEE, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 2, PAGE 7, PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. a/k/a 1008 SW 6TH STREET, OKEECHOBEE, FL 34974 at public sale on May 15, 2013, at eleven o’clock a.m., in the Jury Assembly Room on the Second Floor of the Okeechobee 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 Clerk DOUGLAS C. ZAHM, P.A. 12425 28th Street North, Suite 200 St. Petersburg, FL 33716 (727) 536-4911 phone (727) 539-1094 faxIN 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 711.437228 ON 4/17,24/2013 Need a few more bucks to purchase something deer? Pick up some extra bucks when you sell your used items in the classifeids. How do you find a job in todays competitive market? In the employment section of the classifieds Reading a newspaper helps you understand the world around you. No wonder newspaper readers are more successful people! Shop here first! The classified ads IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 2009 CA 000345 BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., Plaintiff, VS. FANEL D. FRANCOIS A/K/A FANEL D. NARCISSE et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Mortgage Foreclosure dated January 31, 2013 and entered in Case No. 2009 CA 000345 of the Circuit Court of the NINETEENTH Judicial Circuit and for OKEECHOBEE County, Florida wherein BANK OF AMERICA, N.A. is the Plaintiff and FANEL D. FRANCOIS A/K/A FANEL D. NARCISSE; are the Defendants, The Clerk of the Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in the JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM, 2ND FLOOR, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY JUDICIAL CENTER, 312 N.W. 3RD STREET, OKEECHOBEE, FLORIDA 34972 at 11:00AM, on the 15th day of May, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: THE WEST 1/2 OF THE WEST 1/2 OF THE SOUTH 1/2 OF THE SOUTH 1/2 OF TRACT 15, SECTION 26, TOWNSHIP 34 SOUTH, RANGE 33 EAST, SUBJECT TO AN EASEMENT OF THE SOUTH 30 FEET THEREOF FOR ROAD AND DRAINAGE PURPOSES, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 4, PAGES A-D, PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. A/K/A 16355 NW 264TH STREET, OKEECHOBEE, FL 34972 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, othIN 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 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 er than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must le a claim within sixty (60) days after the sale. WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of this Court on February 7, 2013. SHARON ROBERTSON Clerk of the Circuit Court BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk Ronald R Wolfe & Associates, P.L. P.O. Box 25018 Tampa, Florida 33622-5018 F10109749 COUNTRY-Cony-Team 6 F10109749 **See Americans with Disabilities Act Florida Rules of Judicial Administration Rule 2.540 Notices to Persons With Disabilities If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Corrie Johnson, ADA Coordinator, 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. 437219 ON 4/17,24/2013 BUSINESS&SERVICEDIRECTORY AIR CONDITIONING ATTORNEYS WANTED TO BUY FURNITURE LOCAL DONATIONS HEALTH FOODS EMORY WALKER EMORY WALKER CO. INC. CO. 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22 Okeechobee News April 17, 2013 Special to the Okeechobee NewsPet of the weekRosco is a young, neutered male black lab mix. He likes other dogs, water, and chases the ball. Available as a true companion dog for any type of family. Adoption hours are Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. 3 p.m. Rosco is available for adoption at Okeechobee Humane Society/Pet Rescue on U.S. 98 N., next door to the Livestock Market. For more information, contact Pet Rescue at 863-357-1104. To see more available animals go to pet nder.com. Special to the Okeechobee News/ SEMSStudents of the WeekSeminole Elementary would like to congratulate their Students of the Week for the week of April 12: Diego Matias, Brooke Widdows, Adryauna Baker, Alexis Hernandez, Emma Wilkerson, Adriana Santibanez, Monica Luviano, Logan Newman, Vicente Betancourt, John Draughon, Tyrell Holland, Denis Gutierrez, Josiah Pacheco, Jo'Navia Sewell, Marc Rediker, Xiomarys Quiroz, Cristian Guillen, Brayden Rodriguez, Savannah Deel, Jahlyl Rowe, Esmeralda Toribio, Karla Alderman, Alexis Rosas, Willow Mellette, Angel Pineda, Justin Ray and Miriam Hernandez. Special the Okeechobee news/ Tamara KellyB.R.A.T. Club WinnersThe B.R.A.T. Club held its monthly dance on April 13 at the Okeechobee Freshman Campus. A free-style dance contest was held for a $15 gift certi cate for Beef O'Bradys and a drawing for a $10 Beef O' Bradys gift certi cate. Pictured from left to right is Matt Buxton, Teresa Chandler, Caeleb Smith winner of the $15 gift certi cate and Hunter Bryant winner of the $10 gift certi cate, Valerie Santiago and Lewis Gopher. The B.R.A.T club is sponsored by Okeechobee County Schools, Ding-A-Ling Deli, DP Productions, Dominos, Mama Flegos, Papa John's, Eastcoast Signs, Publix, Okeechobee County Sheriff, Okeechobee City Police, Beef O' Brady's, Okeechobee News, WOKC, Waste Management and Buxton-Seawinds. Special to the Okeechobee News/ CESStudents of the weekCongratulations to the Students of the week at Central Elementary for the week of April 8: Gonzalez, Alexa Tellez, Alyssa Bottari, Warren Nettle, Maura Hermenegildo, Damian Garcia, Jesus Delgado, Brantley Sandoval, Rosa Salas, Brenden Everhart, Deni Yanez, Tyrone Hayes, Harley Goulette, Kamryn Lowe, Devin Whiteside, Anahi Calvillo, Jayda Cabrera, Kyler Pasley, Stephanie Alvardo, Isaac Watford, Isabela Calvillo, Grace Gainey, Elizabeth Smith, Anton Thomas, Cristian Trejo, Alayla Barrett, Chase Courson, Jakeria Stewart, Anna San Martin and Emery Soto. Federated Republican Women’s Club formingOkeechobee has a new ladies’ club, the Okeechobee County Federated Republican Women’s Club has been established and is inviting new members to join us. We meet at Cowboy’s in the private dining room on the last Tuesday of every month. Membership paperwork can be picked up at a meeting or by sending an e-mail to OkeechobeeCFRW@ gmail.com. Any other information can be obtained by contacting the club president, Josie Weeks-Elliott, at 863-634-8474.

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23 Okeechobee News A pril 17, 2013 By Eric KoppOkeechobee News An Okeechobee man was arrested by police after he was allegedly seen stealing knives and ‘dusting’ while in the local Walmart store. Justin Ross Wells, 22, S.W. Ninth St., was arrested Friday, April 12, on a felony charge of use of an antishoplifting device. He was also arrested on misdemeanor charges of retail theft and inhaling/ingesting a harmful chemical. Wells is being held on $2,500 bond in the Okeechobee County Jail. Wells, stated an arrest report by Okeechobee City Police Department (OCPD) Of cer J ack Boon, could be seen on store video inhaling vapors from a pressurized can of computer cleaner. The report indicated there was a second individual with Wells but he was able to ee the store before other OCPD of cers arrived. Of cer Boon went on to state that Wells and the other male used cutting devices to open items in the sporting goods department. Those items consisted of different types of knives, as well as three ashlights. According to the of cer’s report the value of the items opened by Wells and the other suspect was $240.13. Among the items taken by the two men was a can of compressed air, which is normally used to clean computers. However, adults and teens alike have taken to ‘dusting’ or inhaling the vapors from these cans. This type of inhalant abuse is also referred to as huf ng. These cans of air contain a Freon-type of gas. The chemical di uoroethane found in these computercleaning sprays are inhaled in order to get a mental high or euphoric effect. According to the 2010 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 68 percent of the primary population of inhalant abusers is under the age of 18. While inhalant abuse is declining from its peak in the 1990s, the report pointed out that it is still a signi cant problem. The report stated that in 2011, 7 percent of eighth graders had used inhalants, along with 4.5 percent of 10th graders and 3.2 percent of 12 graders. Inhalants can produce an effect that may be similar to alcohol intoxication. Initial symptoms include drowsiness, lightheadedness and the loss of inhibition. Further use can cause dizziness, hallucinations or delusions, belligerence, apathy and impaired judgement. Long-term use can cause depression, weight loss, irritability, weakness, inattentiveness and a lack of coordination. Dusting can also cause permanent damage to the brain and other organs, as well as death. Death can happen from prolonged inhalant abuse, or on the rst time it’s tried. A 14-year-old honors student in Porter Ranch, Calif., died March 18 after inhaling from a can of compressed-air computer keyboard cleaner. In another fatality, a 14-yearold Salem, Ore., boy was found dead in his bed with a can of the cleaner near him. Death from dusting can be caused by cardiac arrhythmia, asphyxiation, aspiration or suffocation. Gases from the canned air cause the heart to beat irregularly, which can cause a person to have cardiac arrest. This is brought about by the person’s lungs lling up with the canned air when they inhale and it keeps the oxygen from coming back in, which leads to their heart stopping. It’s also an interesting note that police are arresting motorists for driving under the inuence after they have been dusting. A 39-year-old Polk County, Fla., man was charged with DUI manslaughter this year after he reportedly crossed the center line and struck another vehicle. News reports indicate that crash occurred less than 2 miles from a store where the man had just purchased a can of computer cleaner. In Casper, Wyo., a 19-year-old man was charged with DUI after he had dusted from a can of dust remover then struck a curb then another car. The Star-Tribune newspaper article said there were, fortunately, no signi cant injuries. That same newspaper article pointed out that in 2009 a Casper man was sentenced to 18 to 20 years in prison after being found guilty of aggravated vehicular homicide. That charge stemmed from him passing out while driving after huf ng compressed air. In a MetroWest Daily News article dated March 29 of this year a 54-year-old woman was arrested in Framingham, Mass., while dusting in the ladies room of a drug counseling center. The article said police found three empty cans of compressed air and the woman was dusting from the fourth. Indications that someone is dusting are:  cans seem to be getting empty quickly;  empty cans in the trash;  your child is buying several cans of the cleaner;  a strange smell in the child’s room or on their clothes;  residue from the canned air on their skin or clothing; and,  a faraway look or bloodshot eyes. Police charge local man with theft, ‘dusting’ Justin Wells E agles Shepherd’s Pie dinnerCypress Hut Eagles auxiliary will be servi ng Shepherd’s Pie by Debbie on Wednesd ay, April 17 All proceeds to go to the auxi liary community charity fund. On Thursday, A pril 18, the Aerie will serve barbecued c hicken sandwiches with potato salad by D ennis. Both start at 5:30 p.m. The public i s welcome. Proceeds to go to the Diabetes R esearch Fund. For information, call 8634 67-1154. H ospice holds nal yard saleHospice of Okeechobee’s next yard sale i s on Wednesday, April 17 and Thursday, A pril 18, from 8 a.m. to noon. This will be t heir last yard sale until September. For inf ormation, call 863-467-2321 or see our web p age www.hospiceofokeechobee.org and c lick on Events tab. M oose Club hosting bingoOkeechobee Moose bingo will be held T hursday, April 18. starting at 1 p.m. Lunch w ill be served at 12:30 p.m. On Friday, April 19, bingo starts with the bonanza at 6:30 p .m. Food will be available. On Sunday, April 2 1, breakfast will be served from 8 until 11 a .m. Proceeds go to support Moose Charit ies programs.Florida storyteller at libraryStoryteller Katie Adams will give a program for all ages on Florida folktales at the Okeechobee County Library on Thursday, April 18 at 5 p.m. The backwoods of old Florida will meander through your mind as Ms. Adams tells stories from Florida’s cracker heritage. For information, call 863-763-3536.Democratic leaders to meetThe Okeechobee Democratic Executive Committee will hold their regular monthly meeting on Thursday, April 18, beginning at 6 p.m. in the meeting room of Beef O’Brady’s. Reports will be made on the state Democratic meeting at this time. All interested Democrats are invited to attend.Eagles North plans eventsOn Friday, April 19, there will be steaks from 5:30 9 p.m. On Saturday, April 20, a Hawaiian Luau starts at 7 p.m. A donation is required. Call 862-763-2552 for information. Proceeds go to the Auxiliary 4137 bene t fund. Sunday breakfast has been postponed until April 28. On Tuesday, April 23, bingo will start at 1 p.m. On Wednesday, April 24, bingo starts at 5 p.m. Proceeds go to the FOE 4137 community bene t fund. Eagles North is located at 9985 U.S. 441 N.Business women to meetA lunch break, available to Okeechobee business women, corporate or independent, will be enjoyed this Friday, April 19 at 11:30 a.m. at the Lodge at the Lake, 1111 S. Parrott Ave. Designed as a way for women to meet, share ideas, promotions and information, The Okeechobee Business Womens’ Referral Network encourages and uplifts. There are no dues or roll calls -just women helping women. Come nd out how you can help and be helped. For information, call Raye at 863-467-2557.Track and eld meet slatedHershey’s track and eld games are coming to Okeechobee County Parks and Recreation on Friday, May 10, at 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Okeechobee High School stadium/track, 2800 U.S. 441 N. The registration deadline is Friday, April 19. For information, visit us at www.co.okeechobee. .us/parks; or, contact our of ce at 863-763-6950.Embroidery Group to meetDo you have an embroidery machine, or want to learn about them? Then join our monthly embroidery group where we all learn and share ideas while working on beautiful embroidery projects. The next meeting is Saturday, April 20 from 10 a.m. 4 p.m. at the local Red Cross of ce at 323 N. Parrott Ave. Please call Linda at 863-6972450 or Mary at 863-697-1920 for information.Special Fun Day plannedMartha’s House will host a Celebration of Life Family Fun Day and yard sale on Saturday, April 20 at the Philippine American Cultural Foundation Complex, 5151 S.W. 16th Ave., in Okeechobee from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. All vendors are welcome. Call Martha’s to reserve table and space for $20. Help us make this event fun and successful. Contact Martha’s House at 863-763-2893.Elks hosting Spring FlingThe Lake Okeechobee Elks Lodge will host a Spring Fling Italian buffet and dance at the VFW South Post, 3912 S.E. 38th Ave., on Saturday, April 20, from 6 until 10 p.m. Tickets are on sale at Jones Supply, 801 S.W. Park St. For information, call 863-467-2658.CCC hosts monthly meetingThe Community Collaborative Council of the Okeechobee County Shared Services Network will conduct their monthly meeting on Tuesday, April 23 at 10 a.m. in the board room of the Okeechobee County School Board of ce. April special guest speakers will represent Healthy Start Coalition and Guardian ad Litem. The meeting allows the community to identify issues, collaborate, and share information regarding services for children and families. The meeting is open to the public. For information, call Sharon Vinson at 863-462-5000, ext. 257. C ommunity Events Brought to you by:ECHOLS Plumbing & AC863.763.6461Lic#CAC1817236

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 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 24 Okeechobee News April 17, 2013 Special to the Okeechobee News/ YMSStudents of the weekYearling Middle School is proud to announce our choices for student of the week for April 11. Our student of the week pizza lunches are sponsored by Domino’s Pizza. Sitting front row are Johnny Rodriguez and LaQuavius Williams. In the second row are Jose Chavez and Larry Boswell. Standing is MaKayla Wolf. Not pictured are Sierra Brydell and Brittany Robbins. Special to the Okeechobee News/ SESStudents of the weekCongratulations to the Students of the Week at South Elementary for the week of April 2-5. They are: Mia Schneider, Alondra Ceron, Ian Murray, Sorrel Faircloth, Jenna Ramaglia, Estrella Robles, Christian Estremera, Alison Denton, Ruby Anselmo, Mathieu Doss, Jeshaun Swanson, Brooke Taylor, Savana Miley, Dana Ingram, Lyndsey Jarriel, Christian Vega, Vanessa Gomez and Arena Haywood. Blood drives plannedThe Big Red Bus bloodmobile will be in Okeechobee this month as follows: Thursday, April 18 – Walmart, 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 – Walgreen’s, 1 – 7 p.m. Sunday, April 21 – Golden Corral, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.Saturday, April 27 – Walmart, 11 a.m. 4 p.m.Special thanks go to all of the blood donors for helping to save lives!