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Title: Okeechobee news
Uniform Title: Okeechobee news (Okeechobee, Fla. 2000)
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Place of Publication: Okeechobee Fla
Publication Date: 04-24-2013
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Dates or Sequential Designation: Vol. 91, no. 111 (Apr. 20, 2000)-
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Wednesday, April 24, 2013 50¢ Plus tax V ol. 104 No. 49 13.59 feetLast Year: 11.86 feet Lake Levels See page 4 for information about how to contact this newspaper. R i s k y ‘ c h a l l e n g e ’ Risky ‘challenge’ c a n l a n d t e e n s i n can land teens in t h e E R the ER ... Page 5 Lake shore cleaned up ... Page 3 Okeechobee News/ Charles MurphyThe Okeechobee High School Softball Team won the District 12-7A championship on Friday. The Four Brahman seniors (front row, left to right) Sarah Davis, Lexi Manson, Jaryaca Baker and Kathy Simmons enjoyed the team’s third district title in four seasons. Students honor Mr. McCranie ... Page 10 By Charles M. MurphyOkeechobee News Okeechobee High School won their third district title in four years, and rst under head coach Heather Gillis as they jumped out to an early lead and held on to defeat South Fork 9-6 in the District 12-7A nal. OHS will host Sarasota High School on Wednesday night at 7 p.m. in the Regional Quarter nal. Okeechobee fell behind 1-0 Friday in the top of the rst but weren't rattled as they quickly got their bats rolling with three runs in the rst, and then added ve runs in the third to take control. The rst-inning rally started as Carissa Licata reached base on a single, stole second and third and scored on a two-run homer by Sarah Davis. Jaryaca Baker tripled and scored on a single by Lexi Ward. Baker and Davis reached base in the third and three runs came home to score on a triple by Stormy Stokes. Danyelle Shef eld followed with a two-run home run. Davis singled in the bottom of the fourth and came around to score on two throwing errors on one play. South Fork began a comeback with a threerun homer in the fth inning and a two-run single by Katie Kobold in the seventh. The game ended when a Lady Bulldog runner, attempting to tag up on an out eld y by Megan Smith, left OHS softballers reach regional quarter nalSee SOFTBALL — Page 2 By Katrina ElskenOkeechobee News Okeechobee County Commissioners will consider the county's participation in the State Housing Initiative Partnership at their next regular meeting, Thursday, April 25. At their last meeting, commissioners made no decision about whether or not to continue to participate in the SHIP program. Concerns were voiced that a high percentage of the homeowners helped through the program had gone into foreclosure. This created more work for the county attorney, and thus expense to the county. County staff time is also required to monitor the program. Commissioners asked if the program is worth the effort, if so many of those the program seeks to help wind up in foreclosure. The commissioners agreed to take the matter up County to discuss future of SHIP funding See COUNTY — Page 2 If you go ...WHAT: Okeechobee County Commission meeting WHEN: 9 a.m. Thursday, April 25 WHERE: Room 270 Historic Okeechobee County Courthouse, 304 N.W. Second Street

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third base too soon and the Brahmans successfully appealed the play. Lady Brahman coach Heather Gillis said the girls deserve the district title as they w orked very hard this year. “I’m really proud of the girls. Nothing came easy,” she said. “The entire district had v ery talented girls and was very competitive and fun this year.” Davis won three district titles during her career. She said nothing compares to winning districts during your senior year because that is what you work towards. “This year I wanted it more than anything so I’m really glad we won this,” she explained. Okeechobee played very well on defense as well in the game. Stokes made a tremendous play at shortstop in the third inning. Manson caught a ball at the fence in left eld in the sixth inning that appeared to be an extra base hit. She said all she remembered was the crowd screaming as she backed up on the ball. “I was kind of nervous but I just told myself to please catch the ball. The district title feels a lot better this year as a senior because you get to go on and keep playing,” she said. Baker said she wanted to win and wanted to host another game at Brahman eld. “I just feel really happy. I’m glad that my team was able to pull this off.” Kathy Simmons, the fourth Brahman senior, said the girls came out and worked hard every day and it paid off in the end. She said it is hard to explain the feeling you get with a district title. “It’s very different this year compared to last. We came together more as a family this year with our coach and all the players,” she added. Simmons said the entire team was nervous as they saw South Fork attempt a comeback. Davis said she kept her composure as the team leader because getting angry might affect the entire team. “I give props to South Fork. They came back and won their last game so we knew we had to get out and do our jobs,” she added. Gillis saluted her pitcher, Danyelle Shefeld, who held South Fork in check over the rst four innings. Jacqueline Phares came on in the top of the sixth to work out of a jam. Shef eld came back to the mound in the seventh to get the nal three outs. “Danyelle did a good job hanging in there. After a while good teams catch on and make adjustments. She might be nervous on the inside but she is able to contain that,” she added. Gillis said she expects another large crowd on Wednesday to come out and cheer the Lady Brahmans on. “We had a good crowd tonight and they support us 150 percent. Our community provides wonderful support,” she added. again at the April 25 meeting. George Roberson with the Okeechobee Community Improvement Association has asked to be on the agenda to speak to the commission about continuation of the SHIP program. The Local Assistance Housing Plan, or LHAP, is the document that sets forth the strategies and criteria for administering the State Housing Initiative Partnership (SHIP) Program. Okeechobee County’s current LHAP expires June 30, 2013. To maintain eligibility to receive SHIP funds, an updated LHAP must be submitted to the Florida Housing Finance Corporation on or before May 2, 2013. According to the Florida Housing Finance Corporation (FHFC) the county is responsible for monitoring the expenditure of the funds, however, the county may direct the funds to an entity to manage the SHIP program, either directly or as a passthrough from the county. In other matters Thursday, the commission will consider renewal of the Emergency Home Energy Assistance Program (EHEAP) Agreement between the Area Agency on Aging of Palm Beach/Treasure Coast, Inc. and Okeechobee Senior Services. This was an Agreement for three years from 20122015. The rst year term of the agreement was September 1, 2012 through March 31, 2013 with a spending authority amount of $22,497. This was a decrease of $7,503 from the 2011 allocation of $30,000. This matter was originally pulled from the September 3, 2012 agenda and was inadvertently not put back on a later agenda for approval. EHEAP Renewal Agreement IPO12-9400 is between the Area Agency on Aging of Palm Beach/Treasure Coast, Inc. and Okeechobee Senior Services. The term of this agreement is for the period of April 1, 2013 through March 31, 2014 with a spending authority of $23,221. This is an increase of $724. The funds are used to assist low income households with at least one person 60 years of age or older and if the household is experiencing a home energy emergency. Eligible households may be provided with one bene t per season (Heating season: October-March/Cooling season: April-September) not to exceed two bene ts per agreement year. The funds from this program can be used to pay for an electrical deposit, electrical bill, (preferably Final Notice given), reconnection fees, as well as supplying wall unit air conditioners, fans and space heaters. Also on the agenda for Thursday’s meeting are approvals of leases of County Airport hangers and of the County Industrial Park Incubator Building; approval of a maintenance agreement with Century Link and approval of a wetlands mitigation agreement at the Agri-Civic Center. The commissioners will also consider a request to proclaim Okeechobee County as an Airboat Friendly County. The commission meeting begins at 9 a.m. in the Historic Okeechobee Count y Courthouse, Room 270. It will be available for view online on the Okeechobee Count y web site at www.co.okeechobee. .us. 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! DFWP/EOEExperienced Duct and Air Conditioning Installer Ask for ScottNow Hiring! Lic #CAC014022 Always on Top of the JobŽRe-Roofing Specialists€ Metal & Shingle Roofs € Flats & Leaks Repair FREE ESTIMATES863-357-3838State Lic.#CCC1327338 2 Okeechobee News April 24, 2013 Today: Clear. High of 84F. Winds from the SE at 5 to 10 mph. Tonight: Clear. Low of 64F. Winds from the SE at 5 to 10 mph. Extended ForecastThursday : Partly cloudy. High of 84F. Winds from the ENE at 5 to 10 mph. Thursday Night : Partly cloudy in the evening, then clear. Low of 63F. Winds from the SE at 5 to 10 mph. Friday : Clear. High of 84F. Winds from the ENE at 5 to 15 mph. Friday Night : Partly cloudy. Fog overnight. Low of 64F. Winds from the NE at 5 to 10 mph. Saturday : Partly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm and rain. High of 84F. Winds from the ENE at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 50%. Okeechobee Forecast COUNTYContinued From Page 1 SOFTBALLContinued From Page 1 Okerechobee News/ Charles MurphyDanyelle Shef eld kept South Fork at bay in the early innings as OHS built a big lead in the District 12-7A championship game on Friday.

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Okeechobee 4-H Sharp Shooters Club, Lake Okeechobee Airboat Association and W aste Management partnered to clean up the lake on Sunday in honor of Earth Day. Okeechobee 4-H Sharp Shooters Club Advisers and Lake Okeechobee Airboat Association President, Jeff Brockway coordinated the rst "Lake O' North Shore cleanup project on April 21. Lake Okeechobee Airboat Association provided airboats and transported club members, ages 8 to 18 out on the lake to collect garbage. Members set out at 8:30 a.m. Four teams of club members competed to collect the most garbage and recyclables. Club members returned at 11:30 a.m. and a contest was held to award the largest collection. The group lead by Ed Aunspaugh and Josh Jenkins won rst place. "Learning about earth day with our club members and helping our environment at the same time was a very rewarding experience for all," said Carrie Muldoon. "We are making this an annual event." The recyclable materials collected during the project were picked up by Waste Management and taken to the recycle transfer station at Okeechobee Land ll for processing. "Today was an amazing event. The club members and parents were all participating in a wonderful activity and learning at the same time," said Waste Management Public Relations Representative Teresa Chandler. After the clean-up, the audience enjoyed a lunch including hamburgers, hot dogs and chips. Members also enjoyed watermelon and drinks donated by Farrell's Market and Okeechobee Shooting Sports. Club members took home a Waste Management good y bag with information on recycling tips, souvenirs and chocolate chip cookies. For more information on the Okeechobee Lake O' North Shore Clean-up project or 4-H program, please contact Carrie Muldoon at 863-634-8678 or Okeechobee Extension Of ce at 863-763-6469. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Share your food. Share your heart.Help Stamp Out Hunger onSaturday, May 11, 2013. Place a bag of non-perishable items by your mailbox in the morning, and your letter carrier will collect and donate it to a local food bank. 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 TAKE CONTROL OF YOUR WEIGHTWITH LIPOTROPICSLipotropic B-12 Vitamin Cocktail InjectionsPrescription Strength with Ingredients to helpBURN FAT • BURN CARBS INCREASE ENERGY414 S Parrott Ave € Okeechobee Call Today for Your FREEConsult!!!863.357.9967 4 Week Program Only $99Slim Down Now for Summer!! Medical Weight Loss with a Boost! Available on All Programs! 3 Okeechobee News A pril 24, 2013 North Shore of lake cleaned up as Earth Day project Special to the Okeechobee NewsOkeechobee Airboat President Jeff Brockway, 4-H Sharp Shooter Club Advisor Carrie Muldoon, Waste Management Public Relations Teresa Chandler, parents and club members helped clean up the north shore of Lake Okeechobee on Sunday. Special to the Okeechobee NewsThe award for Most Garbage Collected went to Boat Captain Ed Aunspaugh with 4-H Group Leader Josh Jenkins, Josh Jenkins Jr., Brecken Hoover, Brianna Thomas, Katie Muldoon and Jonathan Bean. Children’s Ranch yard saleReal Life Children's Ranch yard sale will be open Thursdays and Fridays. The yard sale will be open these two days until the end of May.

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Boston marathon It’s a shame that this is the world that we live in now. Nothing about these terrorists surprise me, they have been here for around 10 years, they got their citizenship on Sept. 11, they have been waiting for how long to commit an act like this and we enable them to do this act. You have to ask how many others are out there like them, just waiting to strike fear in the people of the USA? They accomplished the goal Miami airport shutdown over a lighter, Tampa port shutdown for a bag of alcohol, Target searched for a bomb, someone found a pressure cooker that the bomb squad had to investigate. They have shown us that we need to be prepared for the next attack. Our borders are not secure and immigration reform needs to be looked at closely so more of them don’t enter the country. Check everybody that has already entered the country legally and illegally, and gun control should mean that every citizen who is capable should have a weapon to protect themselves and their neighbors  They came to the states back in 2005 and attended our marvelous school system. They became radical through a splinter muslim group. I am afraid that the next youth who is a loser in life and joins in a Jihad will look at the attention applied to these two and want to copy cat it so they too can have their seventy virgins or whatever reward that it is. “The two most important questions for any society are these; what will we teach our children and who will teach them?” ...PlatoSomething positive I’ve been a member of the Eagles 4137, Highway 441 North for many years. I have to compliment the Ladies Auxiliary for the wonderful job they did with their Luau on April 20. It was, without a doubt, the best event I’ve ever had the pleasure to attend at 4137. decorations were beautiful, food was excellent, and the live entertainment was amazing. The entire event was well organized by the Auxiliary. Hats off! To the ladies of Eagles #4137 you did a wonderful job! Dog park? Given the specialized and limited use, I would think it a good idea that the dog owners desirous of such a facility, get together and fund the construction and maintenance of the dog park.  I feel that since the county offers all these special deals to special interest groups; tennis courts, swimming pool, ball elds, soccer elds, elds for football, jungle gyms, pier for shing, parks for walking and biking, skate board park, and boat ramps and a lot of these places are also lighted, the county should at least have a dog park for the taxpayers who want one. I think the county is discriminating against you guys. They could put the park at the location they are planning on building the new driver’s license of ce and parking lot. It wouldn’t cost the county much to fence it in. The commissioners spent more than enough of our money on building plans for a building that we didn’t need.  Why do we need a dog park? I don’t have a dog. Why should I have to pay for a park for someone else’s dog to leave a mess in?  Spend your money to get commissioners elected who will support your wants and needs. Has always been thus...  This seems to be an issue that could come up anywhere in smalltown USA. Before I would spend my money to try and promote a representative who saw things my way and would thus be expected to promote what I want, (as they often change their way of thinking after the election), I would spend my money to fence my own property and let the dogs run around all day. Another thought about a public dog park is that you would be letting your dog be exposed to all manner of disease. Have you ever noticed that dogs are attracted to no-no types of things?  I don’t own a boat. I don’t play tennis. I don’t have kids in school anymore. I have no one who plays at the ball elds but my taxes help pay for those items so if somebody wants a dog park than who am I to say “no” when the county supports all of these other items? If we support one with taxpayer dollars then shouldn’t we support them all?  Where is the park for biking? I’d be interested in checking that out. If you’re talking about the area across from the G4S facility on 441N, that belongs to SFWMD (Speaking Freely Will Mean Dismissal).  Maybe they could use Okee-Tantie as a park for biking and walking, kinda off far from town though. The county is probably still mowing it and doesn’t it have several paved roads in it? RSVP Recognition!The Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) held its annual Volunteer Recognition and Appreciation event. Hosted by the Advisory Council for the volunteers, the 35 attendees were treated to lunch, years of service awards, door prizes, and gift cards. RSVP is privileged to operate in the most caring and giving city in Florida. We would like to thank those area businesses who donated door prizes to reward those who give back to make a better quality of life for so many. They were Back Yard BarB-Q, Toni’s Chic Boutique, Total Roadside Services, Tires Plus, Becky Barber, Mike’s Gun of Okeechobee, Flower Petals, Joey’s Pizza, Charlotte & Mickey at Executive Hair, Bella Rose Day Spa, Golden Coral, Dunkin Donuts, Applebee’s, Serenity, Nature’s Harvest, SunRise Caf, Amy & Cheri at City Cuts, Pampered and Polish, Papa Johns, Brown Cow, Domino’s, and Hungry Howies. Each volunteer received a goody bag provided by Seacoast Bank lled with items from T.D. Bank and Suntrust Bank RSVP is open to anyone age 55 and over who desires to make a difference in our community. Volunteers choose when, where, and how often they wish to serve. Anyone can make an impact of the life of a child through mentoring, a veteran by providing transportation to the local VA clinic, a home-bound senior with companionship, provide food by serving from several food banks, or free shoes and clothing. RSVP would not be possible in Okeechobee without the support of Buxton Funeral Home who provides free of ce space and excellent leadership by an all-volunteer Advisory Council. They are Greg Thogersen, Tim Fulford, Sinda Shanks, Shiela Savage, Marilyn Hadley, Gwen Chandler, Frank Irby, Bishop Ken Williams, Joyce Norris, Brian Sell, Randy Weigum, Shannon Conrad, Betsy Grindslade, Ken Keller and Michael Hazellief. If you would like to make a differenc e in your life and the life of those around you with the ability to choose where, when, and how often you are able to give of your tim e please call the RSVP of ce at 863-450-9402. Wanda Klesper RSVP Project Director April 24, 2013 4 Okeechobee News OPINION Public Forum/Speak Out Letters to the editor Speak Out has moved online, where i t is quicker and easier to share your i deas and converse with others. Go to w ww.newszap.com, click on the comm unity name and your local or state P ublic Forum. There, you can create n ew topics or comment on existing t opics. What follows is a sam pling of s ome of the discussions currently taki ng place. Thanks for participating! Active in Okeechobee, 2013 Summer Activity GuideSummer already??? It will be soon enough. What activities have you planned for your children this summer, how about your teens? The Shared Services Network (SSN) will release the 2013 Summer Activity Guide on Thursday, May 2. A copy of the guide will be sent home with every student in the Okeechobee County School System. Our hope is that this guide will assist you in nding activities to keep your children safe, supervised and active this summer. If you would like a copy or more information about this guide, please call Sharon Vinson 863-462-5000, ext. 257, at the Shared Services Network of Okeechobee.Artists wanted for annual mural projectOkeechobee Main Street, in conjunction with a private donor, is planning the next mural project, which will show a representation of the old Park Street Drug Store during the 1920s. The mural location is on the west side of Berger Real Estate located on Osceola (Fifth St.) and Park Street. OKMS is seeking a quali ed mural artist to paint two mural images on the building. Please e-mail Bridgette Waldau for artist’s informational/application packet at bridgette.art@gmail.com. Artist’s packet may also be picked up at the OKMS and Chamber of ce at 55 South Parrott. Deadline for submission of application with proposal is May 20.

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Many newspaper aggressively push the opinions of their publishers or corporate owners. But we dont think its our place to tell people what to think, or to try to control public opinion. Our editors insist on purposeful neutrality. We try to report the news fairly and facilitate a fair but vigorous discussion of public issues. We are proud to be journalists, not power brokers. And were proud to understand the difference. Let us know by emailing feedback@newszap.com or calling your editor.Community Service Through Journalism W W e r e p o r t W e r e p o r t b u t Y O U b u t Y O U d e c i d e d e c i d e 5 Okeechobee News A pril 24, 2013 By Eric KoppOkeechobee News Local law enforcement agencies will hold their annual Prescription Drug Take Back Initiative in the park at S.W. Fifth Ave. and S.R. 70 W. on Saturday, April 27. The one-day event will be held from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Both Sheriff Paul May and Police Chief Denny Davis back the initiative and appreciate people turning in their unwanted or outof-date prescription medicines. “I and Chief Davis sincerely appreciate the citizen response in the past—turning in these unneeded and unwanted medications,” said Sheriff May. “We are making some headway with our prescription drug problem and this is one of the things that has helped greatly. “These drugs will be destroyed and will never reach the hands of people that don’t need them and certainly should not have them,” he added. The event is a collaborative effort between the Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Of ce (OCSO), the Okeechobee City Police Department (OCPD) and the federal Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA). It is aimed at removing potentially dangerous prescription medication out of the nation’s homes, and keeping them off the street and out of the hands of children. The initiative gives the public the opportunity to voluntarily surrender expired, unwanted or unused pharmaceutically-controlled substances and other medications to law enforcement of cers for destruction. All the public has to do is drive up to the area and hand their medications to law enforcement. There are no forms to ll out or questions to answer. In 2011, the National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH) estimated 2.3 million people aged 12 or older used phychotherapeutic drugs non-medically for the rst time within the past year. That averages to 6,400 initiates per day. The survey also indicates there are more Americans abusing psychotherapeutic drugs than the number of cocaine, heroin and hallucinogen abusers combined. Access to expired, unused or unwanted controlled substances is a potential source of supply that fuels this abuse. For information on the Drug Take Back Initiative, contact the sheriff’s of ce at 863763-3117, or the police department at 863763-5521. Drug Take Back event slated for April 27 By Eric KoppOkeechobee News Even though a teenager thinks an action makes perfect sense, an adult will look at the same action and ask of the teen: “What w ere you thinking?” Which leads us to a couple of today’s fads being carried out by teens and young people—the cinnamon challenge and snorting condoms. If you watch a young person try to swallow a teaspoon of cinnamon only to gag and v omit, all you can do is ask: “What were you thinking?” And as far as the craze of snorting condoms, don’t bother to ask—they weren’t thinking. As a local detective with the Narcotics Task Force said when asked about snorting condoms: “I’m at a loss for words.” Neither of these fads lead to a high or any type of psychological changes whatsoever. And, to date, neither have led to any fatalities. However, several teens taking “the cinnamon challenge” have landed in the hospital with breathing problems and lung damage. The cinnamon challenge has been around since 2001 and simply consists of a person trying to swallow a spoonful of ground cinnamon in under 60 seconds without drinking anything. The challenge is a dif cult, and dangerous, one because the cinnamon coats and dries the mouth and throat. This then results in coughing, gagging, vomiting and the inhalation of cinnamon which leads to throat irritation, and breathing dif culties. Breathing cinnamon into the lungs can also lead to pneumonia. There is a very real risk of gagging, especially if the cinnamon clumps then clogs the airway. Accidental inhalation of the spice can seriously damage the lungs by causing in ammation and leading to infection. The common result of this challenge is a coughing or gagging t that involves clouds of cinnamon, which can leave people gasping for air. Or, the person taking the challenge could gag and accidentally exhale the cinnamon through their nose. This many times leads to irritation and burning of the nasal tissue and nostrils. While these can be terribly uncomfortable and mildly dangerous, the risks can be far worse. As one medical report pointed out there were at least 30 cases last year where teens had to be placed on ventilators due to their lungs collapsing. The American Association of Poison Control Centers reported 222 cinnamon-related exposures in 2012, which was up from 51 in 2011. So far this year, there were 20 exposures reported from Jan. 1 through March 31. Another medical report stated that trying to swallow a large amount of cinnamon could result in long-lasting lesions, scarring and in ammation of the airway or even lung damage. Another report described an incident where a 16-year-old girl swallowed some cinnamon, coughed it out then inhaled the cinnamon cloud into her lungs. She couldn’t breathe and had started to turn blue when her father found her and rushed her to a hospital, where she stayed for four days. The result of this challenge: she is now on an inhaler, even though she never had breathing problems before swallowing the cinnamon. She took the challenge because she “thought it would be cool.” The health risk of ingesting cinnamon goes up signi cantly for those who already suffer from lung diseases, such as asthma. As for condom snorting, one can only stare at the videos with disbelief and shake their heads as teens insert the condom into a nostril then inhale into their throat. The teen will then reach down the back of their mouth and pull out the condom. This can lead to coughing, choking and vomiting. Fortunately, said the detective, he’s not heard of or seen anyone trying either one of these fads locally. The detective, and father, went on to say that he’s always preached to his children to do one thing before doing something and that’s to stop and ask themselves: “Is this the right thing to do at this time?” If they would only do this, then other adults wouldn’t have to ask: “What were you thinking?” Crazy challenges land teens in the hospital By Charles M. MurphyOkeechobee News Both Okeechobee and Glades County had lower jobless rates by 6/10ths of a percent in March according to the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity. Okeechobee County had 17,356 employed and 1,464 residents on unemployment bene ts. Glades County had 4,624 employed and 357 on unemployment bene ts. In March, 2013, Okeechobee had 16,968 residents employed and 1,800 on jobless bene ts, a jobless rate of 9.6 percent. Glades County had a rate of 8.6 percent with 4,647 employed and 440 on unemployment one year ago. The highest unemployment rate last month was in Hendry County where 1,626 residents collected bene ts. The lowest rate was found in Monroe County with 3.8 percent. Florida had a jobless rate of seven percent and the national average stood at 7.6 percent. Around this area, Osceola County had 7.1 percent, Martin County seven percent, Palm Beach County 6.9 percent, St. Lucie County 8.8 percent, and Highlands County 7.2 percent. Okeechobee ranked 14th and Glades County stood tied for 20th highest among the 67 counties in Florida. Unemployment drops in March

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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.Mildred L. Thompson, 90OKEECHOBEE — Mildred L. Thompson passed away Apr. 23, 2013 at Hope Hospice in Lehigh Acres. She was born Sept. 9, 1922 in Ceredo, W. Va. to the late Daniel and Ella Sullivan Hawes. Ms. Thompson was preceded in death by her rst husband, Jack Elkins, Sr.; second husband, Henry Thompson; two brothers; two sisters; sons, Jack Elkins, Jr. and Douglas Elkins, Sr. She is survived by her daughter-in-law, Esther Elkins; grandsons, David Elkins, Gary Elkins, Brad Elkins, Jeff Elkins, Douglas Elkins, Jr. and Kenny Elkins; and her companion, William Fox. A small ceremony of friends and family will be held 2 p.m. Fri., Apr. 26, 2013 at Buckhead Ridge Baptist Church, 1731 Hunter Road Okeechobee, FL. Those wishing to leave a message of condolence may sign the online register book at, w ww.BassOkeechobeeFuneralHome.com. All arrangements are entrusted to the care of Buxton & Bass Okeechobee Funeral Home, 400 North Parrott Avenue, Okeechobee Florida 34972.Robert ‘Bob’ Joseph Tuscani, 95 OKEECHOBEE — Robert “Bob” Joseph Tuscani, died at the Hamrick Home on Apr. 23, 2013. Mr. Tuscani has been a resident of Okeechobee since 2007 and he served in the US Army and was honorably discharged. He enjoyed snook shing and playing poker. He is preceded in death by his rst wife, Rosa Lee; and his sister, Edith. Bob is survived by his wife of 34 years, Joy of Okeechobee; four sons, Robert Tuscani (Christina) of Orlando, David Tuscani (Kim) of West Palm Beach, Randy Lessor of West Palm Beach and Gary Rucks of Okeechobee; two daughters, Bonnie Bowman of Denver, Colo., and Cari Arnold of Okeechobee. He is also survived by his nine grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; brother, Richard Tuscani; and sisters, Helen Camposa and Gloria Mineo, all of N.Y. The family will hold a private service on the water at a later date. In lieu of owers, donations may be made in Bob’s memory to Hospice of Okeechobee, PO Box 1548, Okeechobee, FL 34973. Friends may leave condolences at www.buxtonseawinds.com All arrangements are under the direction and care of Matthew and Paul Buxton of the Buxton-Seawinds Funeral Home and Crematory, 3833 SE 18th Terrace, Okeechobee, FL 34974. Rosemarie ‘Rosie’ Jacobs, 79OKEECHOBEE — Rosemarie “Rosie” Jacobs died Mon., Apr. 1, 2013, at Raulerson Hospital. She was born in Chicago, Ill., and relocated to Okeechobee in 1980. During 2012, Rosie became a resident at The Heritage Assisted Living Facility. Rosie was an active and faithful member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in her younger years. She was always the ‘life of the party’ and NEVER met a stranger. Rosie was preceded in death by her husband of 27 years, Clifford Jacobs; and her parents, Michael and Adeline Tinerella. She is survived by two sons, Steve Kotch of Okeechobee and Michael Kotch of Ill.; brother, James Tinerella of Oak Lawn, Ill.; sister, Eva Flynn of Gainesville, Fla.; six nieces and nephews; eight great nieces and nephews; and eight great great nieces and nephews. The family will hold a Celebration of Rosie’s Life at a future date. Friends may send online condolences to www.buxtonseawinds.com Arrangements are under the care of Matthew and Paul Buxton of Buxton-Seawinds Funeral Home, 3833 SE 18th Terrace, Okeechobee, FL. Y vonne ‘Peewee’ W. Powers, 66OKEECHOBEE — Yvonne “Peewee” W. Powers died at the Hamrick Home on Fri., Apr. 19, 2013. Formerly of Hollywood, Yvonne was a resident of Okeechobee since 1973. She enjoyed playing tennis and softball, shing and shooting pool. Yvonne was preceded in death by her parents, J ohn and Audie Wilson, Sr. She is survived by her husband, Charles C. Powers of Okeechobee; sons, Charles C. (Charlie) Powers, Jr. of Middlebrook, Va., Ricky Lee Powers, John Timothy (Lynda) Powers, Kenneth Wayne Powers, all of Okeechobee; adopted children, Devin and Daron Powers, both of Okeechobee; brother, John David Wilson, Jr.; six grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. There are no services planned at this time. Friends may send online condolences to w ww.buxtonseawinds.com Arrangements are under the care of Matthew and Paul Buxton of Buxton-Seawinds Funeral Home, 3833 SE 18th Terrace, Okeechobee, FL. Obituaries 6 Okeechobee News April 24, 2013 Sign guestbooks at http://www.legacy.com Cypress Hut Eagles to meetCypress Hut Eagles will hold a special meeting on Wednesday, April 24, at 7 p.m. for the nomination of of cers. For information, call 863-467-1154.Heritage hosting support groupThe Heritage Assisted Living Facility, 608 N.E. Second Ave., will host a Parkinson’s Support Group on Wednesday, April 24, at 6 p.m. The speaker will be Muhammad Nooruddin, physical therapist, from New American Physical Therapy. We will provide free adult care and have discussions on how to make a difference with family and caregiver support, while exchanging experiences of Parkinson’s. Light refreshments will be served. There is no charge to attend and it is open to the public. For information, call 863-763-1700.BHR Owners host special speakerMajor Bob Deak of the Glades County Sheriff’s Of ce, will be the guest speaker at the Buckhead Ridge Homeowners meeting on Thursday, April 25 Maj. Deak is assigned to a task force that includes the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and the U.S. Marshal’s Service for Southeast Florida. There will be a potluck meal at 6:30 p.m. and the meeting at 7:30 p.m. Call Rogel Brown at 863-467-6596 for information.Annual BBQ contest slatedThe annual O.L. Raulerson Jr. Barbecue Contest will be held Friday, May 3, and Saturday, May 4, at the Okeechobee County AgriCivic Center on S.R. 70 E. There will also be a Cornhole Tournament on the arena oor. Entry fee for the tournament is $20 per twoperson team before Friday, April 26 and $30 per two-person team after Saturday, April 27. Entry fee for the barbecue competition is: $25 per category for Friday, May 3; and, $50 per category for Saturday’s competition. All proceeds raised will go to the O.L. Raulerson Jr. Scholarship. For information, contact Noel at 863-634-0650.VFW Post planning eventsOn Friday, April 26 the Big Lake VFW Post #10539 will host an open menu. The kitchen will be open from 5-8 p.m. Al Jones from 7-10 p.m. On Saturday, April 27, there will be a fundraiser for the humane society. Donations will be accepted. Wednesday, May 1, will be a Patriot’s Day Memorial at 4:30 p.m. For information, call 863-763-2308.4-H Club hosts Farm SwapOkeechobee Goat and Lamb 4-H Club will host Farm Swap on Saturday, April 27 at 9 a.m. until noon in the Jones Supply parking lot, 801 S.W. Park St. Buy, sell or trade animals, tack, plants and other farmrelated items. For information, call Debbie at 863-634-6181.Run aids Special OlympicsThe Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Of ce Law Enforcement Torch Run to bene t Special Olympics will take place Friday, April 26 Runners will leave the sheriff’s of ce at 9 a.m., and the run will end in the Publix Supermarket parking lot on U.S. 441 S. There will also be a barbecue following the run from 10:30 a.m. until 2 p.m. The dinner will consist of either one-half or a whole rack o f barbecue ribs. Tickets are available in advance or on the day of the event. Deliver y is also available. For more, contact Michele Bell at 863-763-3117.OCRA is turning 40!OCRA turns 40 years old this month and they are celebrating on Saturday, April 27, from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. at the sports complex. There will be a bounce house, dun k tank, face painting and much more. There is no charge for this, just come out and have a great day. OCRA will be selling rib dinners to help support our travel teams this summer. For information, call 863-634-0515.FFA Cornhole tourney slatedOkeechobee Brahman FFA Cornhole Tournament will be Saturday, April 27. Registration will start at 9:30 a.m., and the event will start at 10 a.m. The tourney will be held at the Tractor Supply Co., 3371 U.S. 441 S. The cost is $5 per person to enter. First and second places will receive cash prizes. All proceeds bene t the Okeechobee Brahman FFA Chapter. For information or to preregister, contact Brandon McKee at 863-8013499.Livestock Show meeting setThe Okeechobee Youth Livestock Sho w will hold its annual meeting Tuesday, Ma y 28, at 7 p.m. in the Osceola Middle School gym. While the public is welcome to attend, in order to participate as a voting member you must complete a membership form and submit $5 dues by April 30 For membership forms and additional information, go to www.okeechobeeyouthlivestockshow.com.Healthy Start to meetOkeechobee Healthy Start Coalition board of directors will meet Wednesday, May 1 at 11 a.m. at their of ce at 1132 S. Parrott Ave. in the White House Plaza. The meeting is open to the public. The Okeechobee Healthy Start Coalition is made up o f citizens interested in promoting health y families and healthy outcomes for babies in Okeechobee. For information, contact executive director Kay Begin at 863-462-5877. Community Events Brought to you by:ECHOLS Plumbing & AC863.763.6461Lic#CAC1817236

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 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. Walpole Feed & Supply Co. DE W O R MYO U RCA T T L ETH EEA S YWA YWI T HOU RNE WSA F E-G U A R D C C a t t l e C u b e s S a f e g u a r dM o l a s s e s B l o c k s S a f e g u a r dM o l a s s e s S t o p I n F o r D e t a i l s Hwy. 98 N. Okeechobee 7 6 3 6 9 0 5 7 Okeechobee News A pril 24, 2013 Okeechobee Missionary Baptist Church at 4212 Hwy 441 North will host a revival with Evangelist Daniel Hayes this week through April 26, starting at 7 p.m. nightly. Call 863763-3681, for more information. Peace Lutheran Church Seasoned Seniors (age 50 plus) will meet Thursday, April 25, in the Fellowship Hall at 4 p.m. to share Pot Luck and hear music by “God’s Company.” Also on the agenda will be information on Big Brothers/Big Sisters’ mentoring program for elementary children in the Okeechobee School System. Volunteers are needed. If interested in becoming a mentor, contact Cristina at 1-561449-1901. Also, “End the Hunger” program will be discussed. It is a program providing food to children over w eek-ends, when not in school. The contact person is Samantha at 863-462-5025. The public is welcome to attend the Seasoned Seniors, enjoy food and fellowship, hear gospel music and learn about helping in these important programs. There will be a Gospel Sing at the Seventh Day Christian Church 912 N.W. Park Street/Hwy 70 West, featuring The Willing Vessels, on Friday, April 26, at 7:30 p.m. The public is invited, come and enjoy an evening of worshiping and singing. Fountain of Life Church 1302 S.W. 32nd St. will host a guest speaker, Dr. Joe Davis, at 11 a.m. on Sunday, April 28. Dr. J oe Davis has infused Southeastern with not only his strong academic credentials but also his extensive experience in pastoral ministry and counseling. For more information, please call 863-763-8945 or 863-801-1297. Peace Lutheran Church will have a free adult watercolor painting class starting Wednesday, May 1, and meeting every W ednesday from 2 to 4 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall. The class will be taught by Egretta W ells Brakke. Supplies required, limited available space. For more information, call 863-763-2864. A free concert featuring Larry Ford of the Gaither Homecoming Group will be held Sunday, May 5, at 6 p.m. at First Baptist Church of Okeechobee 401 S.W. Fourth St. Everyone is invited! Vacation Bible School (God leads Moses and me), will be held at Okeechobee Missionary Baptist Church at 4212 Hwy. 441 N., from 7-9 p.m., on June 10 through June 14. This is a class for all ages. Call 863-7635845 if you have questions. Okeechobee Missionary Baptist Church at 4212 Hwy. 441 N., and Pastor Clinton Currington, would like to invite you to participate in our church services. The King James Bible is used. Sunday School is at 9:45 a.m., with worship at 10:45 a.m. Sunday Night BTC is at 5:30 p.m. followed by worship service at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday is Bible Study at 7 p.m. Bring your children on Tuesday evenings at 6:30 p.m. for discovery and bible clubs— kindergarten through 12th grade. Supper is provided. The First United Methodist Church Library would like to invite everyone 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, VCRs, cassettes, national magazines, etc. Hours are Sunday, 9:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Tuesday, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Wednesday, 6–8 p.m. For further information, call Doris Entry at 863-467-1548. 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 6:00 PM. 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, dobro, and harmonica—come and enjoy! Jesus Holy Ghost Crusade is asking for the community help if you have any clothes, shoes, baby stuff, house hold stuff any thing you all can donate that we can sell to help with our building funds all processed go to our soup kitchen and church. Any donations please call 863-634-9294 Emmaline or Crystal 863-612-6395 we will pick up. A rea churches plan programs and speakers

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 CANCER worrying you?Do you need to talk about it?Big Lake Cancer Center1115 NorthParrott Ave € OkeechobeeRamesh Kumar, MD € William Crook, MD € Julie Santelli, MD, BoardCertified Radiation Oncologists Call: 863.467.9500 FREE Hour Counseling Session RADIATION ONCOLOGISTS FAMILY MEDICINE Raulerson Primary Care 202 NE 2nd Ave Okeechobee, FL 863-467-2159 Jose Villarreal, D.O.is a Family Medicine Doctor who is Board Certified by the American Osteopathic Board of Family Physicians. Of“ ce Hours: M-T 8-5 € F 8-4 Closed for Lunch 12-1Accepting New Patients of all agesraulersonprimarycare.com PODIATRIST DID YOU KNOW... HERE AT FLORIDA FOOT SPECIALIST WE TREAT THE FOLLOWING? Ankle Fractures • Foot Fractures Foot Ulcers • Venous Stasis Ulcers Leg Infections We Also Offer Testing for PAD (Peripheral Arterial Disease) 235 NE 19 th Dr. Shariff & Dr. Roberts treat all forms of fractures & trauma of the foot & leg!Ph: (863) 657-4444 ORTHOPAEDICS Introducing Dr. Benjamin Epstein Dr. Epstein is an experienced orthopaedic surgeon, who has been in practice for 20 years. Dr. Epstein is Board Certi“ed by the American Osteopathic Academy of Orthopedics. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 863-357-0540. Orthopaedic Specialists at Raulerson offers a full range of orthopaedic services including: Replacements & Sports Medicine Great Orthopaedic CareRight Here in OkeechobeeMost insurances and Medicare are accepted.Orthopaedic Specialists at Raulerson is located at 1924 Hwy 441N, Okeechobee (just north of the Hospital, in the blue-roof building) Call for an appointment 863-357-0540. We Treat Kids Too! Diabetic Foot Complications At Florida Foot Specialist we treat all problems with the foot and ankle. There are a wide range of problems that affect the foot and ankle. These can range from orthopedic problems such as bunions to neurologic problem i.e. neuropathy. A large number of our patients are diabetic, due to the numerous complications that accompany diabetes. We also deal with fungal infections of the nails and feet, as well as vascular disorders that can cause long-term problems with the foot and ankle. Diabetes is an inability of the body to deliver sugar into the cells. Sugar is delivered into the cells with insulin. The inability of the body to deliver the sugar into the cells causes a high concentration of sugar in the blood. These high sugar concentrations cause damage to the small vessels and nerves. The high sugars also decrease the bodys ability to “ ght infection. As the nerves become damaged, pain can occur in the feet “ rst. This is followed by numbness. Often patients are relieved when the feet become numb since they are no longer painful. However, the numbness can pose its own threat. The patient is unable to feel if something is happening to Florida Foot SpecialistYour Neighborhood Foot & Ankle Specialists his or her feet. This can lead to an ulcer or wound. Once you have an ulcer, you need a good blood supply to feel that ulcer. The high blood sugars will cause enough damage to the vessels that the wound will not receive enough blood to heal. This means that the patient will have a wound that is unable to heal quickly. An ulceration is also a source of infection. The skin is the bodys “ rst line of defense against infection. An ulceration in the skin is a break in that defense system. So bacteria are able to enter the body. In diabetics with high blood sugars the immune system is de“ cient. This will allow the infection to spread. If the infection gets into the blood it can be life-threatening. Often times, if the infection gets into the bone, the bone needs to be removed calling for an amputation. As a diabetic, it is important to keep your blood sugars under control. It is also important to check your feet and shoes every day for any signs o f problems. Lastly, as a diabetic, you should be seen regularly by you r Primary Physician and a Podiatrist. Small problems can become big very quickly with diabetes. 8 Okeechobee News April 24, 2013

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YOU ASKED FOR IT!Look near the Classifieds sectionNow featuring Sudoku and Crossword Puzzle in every edition of the 9 Okeechobee News A pril 24, 2013 By Josh EnglerSpecial the Okeechobee news The OHS Drama Club is presenting a performance of “Once Upon A Mattress” in the OHS auditorium on May 2, 3, 10 and 11 at 7:30 p.m. The musical is a parody of “The Princess and the Pea.” In the musical, Queen Aggravain has made a law forbidding all marriages until Prince Dauntless gets married, which she does not seem to want to happen. Come out and see how the characters resolve this issue in their own whacky and whimsical way. Starring: Audrey Metcalf as Queen Aggravain, Josh Engler as King Sextimus, Ryan Reister as Prince Dauntless, Kylie Shirley as Princess Winnifred, Cody Walker as Sir Harry, Sam Wine as Lady Larken, Daylis Leyva as the Minstrel, Marcus Minondo as the Wizard, and Bryan Claypool as the Jester. The ensemble are: Claresha Blair, Brenon Brooks, Joey Bunker, Jessica Bylsma, Kristin Higgins, Trey Howard, Brendon Jonassaint, Aubrie Reister, Lynn Romer, Shyann Sales, Hannah Whiting, Arthur Woodruff, and Joy Woolverton. The crew includes: Stage Managers, Kyle Nichols and Lynn Romer; Sound, Shannon Flood and Tristan DuBois; Lights, Kourtney Buhlmaier and Megan Williams; Wardrobe, Katie Van Beek, Jessica Bylsma, and Rachel Williams; Set Designer, Hunter Bosworth; Properties, Kelsie Chartier and Aubrie Reister. Tickets to this wonderful production cost $5 for students and $10 for adults. To purchase tickets, call Ms. Debbie Raulerson at the high school at 863-462-5025 ext. 8011, Tickets may also be purchased at the door prior to the performance. High School drama students go medieval Special to the Okeechobee News/ Bobbi PooleNew bathrooms at the ball eldAfter much planning there are new bathroom facilities at the ball eld across from Yearling Middle School. The old ones were very much in need of "a makeover." County Commissioner Bryant Culpepper led the new project, along with members of the Adult Softball League. The team members went before the Okeechobee County Commission three different times to address the need for decent facilities. They believed the decline in players joining leagues was partially due to the poor condition of the bathroom for children and adults. It has taken a year and a half to build the new building, and those involved consider it a job well done and worth the effort. The adult ball players and teams pay a substantial amount of money to the BOCC to use the ball elds. The players felt it was time for the money to go toward improvements of the eld areas. Left to right are: Janet Estremera, Jeneana Rhuda, Bryant Culpepper, Becky Driscoll and Tomi Zeller. Not pictured are Wendy Riley, Kim McMahan and Jay Zeller.

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The Student Council of Everglades Elementary School students planted a tree in memory of former principal Milo “Mike” McCranie as part of their Arbor Day celebration and the school’s 25th anniversary. The following statement was read at the ceremony: “Today we celebrate Arbor Day and in commemoration of Everglades Elementary School 25th Anniversary we proudly honor our school’s rst principal by planting this tree and placing a plaque as a living tribute to Mr. McCranie’s service to our school. “This memorial tree planting is a way for us to remember Mr. McCranie’s commitment and dedication to his students, faculty and staff. His love, loyalty and friendship will live on in our hearts as this tree serves as a reminder of how special he was to many here at Everglades. “On behalf of the faculty and staff of Everglades, our Student Council would like to plant this tree and present a plaque to honor Mr. Milo “Mike” McCranie.” The Student Council members who planted the tree are: Kara Hawk, Desiree Daniel, Edwin Reyes, Oscar Longoria and Kolby Yingling. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 All You Can Eat Baby Backs999$margaritas all day$11Lb Rib Eye9913$live musickaraokeAll You Can Eat Catfish999$25 cent drafts Rack Baby Back Ribswith 6 golden shrimp and 1 side1299$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 music 1/2 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** 10 Okeechobee News April 24, 2013 Everglades Student Council honors Mike McCranie Special to the Okeechobee News/ EESThis is the Student Council of Everglades Elementary planting a tree in memory of the school’s rst principal Milo “Mike” McCranie. Special to the Okeechobee News/ EESStudents and staff at Everglades Elementary School celebrated Arbor Day. Special to the Okeechobee News/ EESFamily members of former Everglades Elementary School principal Mike McCranie were on hand for the tree planting in his honor at the school. Those pictured include Mr. McCranie’s wife, Pamela McCranie, son, Major Michael Brian McCranie and his wife Marcy with their daughters, and brother, Jim McCranie and his wife Gail. Also pictured (third from left) is Cheryl Hollin of Everglades Elementary School. Special to the Okeechobee News/ EESIt looks like the little girls got to give the newly-planted tree its rst drink of water.

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 OKEECHOBEE COUNTY HOUSEHOLD AMNESTY DAY! HAZARDOUS WASTE SATURDAY, April 27 th 9:00 AM 12:00 NOON VEHICLE MAINTENANCE FACILITY 306 N.W. 9TH Ave., Okeechobee • FREE DROP OFF •To Okeechobee County ResidentsPaints, Pesticides, Chemicals, Solvents, Brake Fluid, Pool Chemicals, Batteries, Cleaning Supplies, Used Oil, Oil Filters, Mercury Bulbs, Mercury Containing Devises and unknown Chemicals; Ni-Cad and Lead Acid Batteries; Tires (4 tires ONLY)Per Household). NO Propane Tanks. NO Electronics For More Information, Contact Solid Waste Dept. at 763-1811 11 Okeechobee News A pril 24, 2013 Special to the Okeechobee NewsHistorical Society April meeting The Okeechobee Historical Society was honored to have as their April guest, Assistant Superintendent Mary Hurley. Ms. Hurley was present to speak on the role of the Okeechobee Education Foundation and its work in the community for providing scholarship opportunities for OHS graduating seniors. Ms. Hurley shared with the membership how much local money has been donated by local members of the community. The members of the Historical Society were quite pleased that since 2001, they had provided 22 students with scholarships and some $10,750 in funding. Pictured with Okeechobee County School’s Assistant Superintendent Mary Hurley (holding the poster) are members of the Okeechobee Historical Society Scholarship Committee: Zelda Mixon, Magi Cable, Kay McCool, Wilma Williams and Anna Jane O’Steen.

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By Charles M. MurphyOkeechobee News  Okeechobee saved the best for last as they overwhelmed St. Lucie West Centennial 32-12 in their nal ag football game of the year Thursday night in Port St. Lucie. Quarterback Kyla Hargraves passed for 330 y ards and four touchdowns in her best performance of the year. Baylee Farless scored two touchdowns, Chastity Harmon added two scores and Thaddricka Sanders also had a touchdown for the Lady Brahmans. Hargraves completed 29 passes in the game. Farless had seven receptions for 88 yards. Sha’Dajia Williams had nine catches for 65 y ards. Sanders had seven catches for 115 y ards. On defense Okeechobee had a 20y ard interception return from Kailey Hoover, and interceptions from Brooke Snyder and Destiny Nunez in the game. Hoover returned her interception 20 yards.  The Florida High School Athletic Association nalized the basketball and volleyball districts for 2013-2014 and Okeechobee ended up with a Treasure Coast district 13-6A with Fort Pierce Westwood, South Fork, Port St. Lucie and Jensen Beach. The league appears favorable for volleyball, and w ill be a little less grueling for basketball. The FHSAA released tentative districts for golf, swimming, soccer, wrestling and cross county. Okeechobee is in District 14-3A with Boynton Beach, Dreyfoos School of the Arts in West Palm Beach, Forest Hill, Jensen Beach, Palm Beach Lakes, Port St. Lucie and South Fork.  The Okeechobee High School Brahman boys baseball team lost their nale, 3-1, at Sebastian River in the opening round of the 7A-12 district tournament Monday at Sebastian. Alex Estremera pitched well for OHS (5-21-1) with over ve strong innings of scoreless relief to keep Okeechobee in the game. OHS continued to struggle at the plate. Dalton Murray was 1-4 with a run scored as he came home on a elder’s choice off the bat of Kutter Crawford. Trenton Hickman had two hits and a stolen base. He also reached base when he was hit by a pitch. OHS had seven hits in the game. Brahman Coach Jeff Blackstone said OHS couldn’t get the key hit, especially in the fth when they had two runners on base. “The guys played really hard and gave a great effort last night. It just didn’t work out for us.”  The Moore Haven Lady Terriers won the District 3A-12 Softball Tournament last week with wins over Community School of Naples 4-2 and St. John Neumann 12-2. Moore Haven scored two runs in the seventh inning to defeat Community School and then exploded for eight runs in the third inning of the championship game to defeat the Celtics by the mercy rule. Moore Haven will host Benjamin on April 24 at 7 p.m. in the regional quarter nal.  Brahman football player G.W Jarriel was invited to the Top Gun Football Camp in Cleveland, Ohio scheduled for July 18. He is the rst Brahman to ever be invited to the prestigious camp which invites top defensive backs in the country. Jarriel participated in the Football University Camp in Fort Lauderdale recently and stood out among the prospects. Only six players from the camp were invited to Top Gun. Jarriel also expects to compete in a national combine in January in San Antonio, Texas.  About 28 Brahman football players have regularly participated in off season workouts. Several also participated in track this year to stay in shape. Spring football practice will begin on May 1 for the 8th grade class and on May 3 for varsity and junior varsity. The spring game with Glades Day was cancelled as Pete Walker left Glades Day to coach at Clewiston. The Brahmans will hold a purple white scrimmage and an 8th grade Yearling versus Osceola game on May 31 at Brahman stadium.  Chobee Firestix starts off their 13th year of travel softball on Friday, April 26, at 5:30 p.m. at the OHS softball eld. All age groups will try out this day: 8 and under, 10 and under, 12 and under, 14 and under and 18 and under. Athletes are encouraged to wear cleats and bring their own helmet and glove. If you have any questions, please contact Kim Hargraves at 863-634-6322.  Lucky Lanes in Okeechobee will host the Okeechobee Open bowling tournament April 26-27. 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.  On Saturday, May 25, Okeechobee Golf & Country Club will host a bene t gol f tournament for Real Life Children’s Ranch. Registration is at 7:15 a.m. with a shotgun start at 8 a.m. Costs are: team, $200; player, $50; hole sponsor, $100; tee sponsor, $100; and, tee and hole, $175. In addition to the golf tournament, come out to attend the children’s art auction at lunchtime, a bake sale, great raf e items, games, BBQ lunch and much more. To register for golf, contact Noel Stephen at 863-634-0650. For sponsorships, contact Darlene Mayers at 863-6344200. Make checks payable to Real Life Children’s Ranch. 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 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! Friday, October 26, 2012 Supplement to the: CONSULT-A-NURSE For Free Physician Referral & Health Care Questions call 763-9228 Providing our community quality healthcare services with a personal touch for more than 30 years Emergency Services 24 hrs /7 days a week O rthopedics Introducing Dr. Benjamin Epstein Physical, Occupational & Speech Thera py R adiology Services Accredited by the American College of Radiology in: CT Scan, Digital Ma mmography, MRI, Nu clear Medicine, & Ul trasound Surgical Services Minimally Invasive Procedures/ Inpatient and Outpatient Services Occupational Health / Workers Compensa tion We Treat Kids Too! Available year-round at orida.n ewszap.com R H H H R C S M. 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 12 Okeechobee News April 24, 2013 By Charles M. MurphyOkeechobee News The Okeechobee boys baseball team had a rare outcome Friday as they tied Melbourne,4-4 in a game shortened by rain and thunderstorms in Brevard County. Okeechobee scored four runs in the top of the rst inning but were unable to hold the lead. Melbourne came into the game undefeated on the season. Brahman coach Jeff Blackstone said the team played pretty well overall and played well on defense. Christian Crews and Alex Estremera made ne stops on ground balls on the in eld. Layton Thomas, Kutter Crawford, and Tyler Barber had RBI singles. Alex Estremera had a sacri ce y. The game ended in the bottom of the seventh when lightning hit and a torrential downpour ooded the eld. Melbourne had the winning run on base when the game was stopped. Barber allowed one run in one inning, Jack Radebaugh pitched a scoreless second and Crawford allowed one run in the third. Estremera pitched two scoreless innings of relief. Despite only ve wins this season, some of the Brahman players have posted impressive statistics this year. Al Fludd has batted .340 with 10 stolen bases and 11 runs scored. Offense has been a problem for the team however as it has batted a combined .213 as a team with 82 runs in 24 games. “Offense has been our Achilles heel all season,” Blackstone remarked. “We just haven’t been able to score runs to stay in games. We have faced some tough pitchers though.” Okeechobee has been aggressive on the base paths with 42 stolen bases. The staff earned run average is 4.45. Radebaugh leads with 48 innings pitched and a solid 3.31 earned run average. Crawford has the lowest ERA at 2.52 over 33 innings pitched, along with a team high two victories. Prep diamond tilt ends in 4-4 tie due to rain Okeechobee Sports News in Brief

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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 13 Okeechobee News A pril 24, 2013 Special to the Okeechobee News/ Jim LeidyFlag football seniorsSeven Okeechobee High School ag football team seniors were honored before the April 16 game at Brahman stadium. They were: (left to right) Brooke Snyder, Breanna Nunez, Maci Thomas, Kailey Hoover, Aubrey Robertson, Kyla Hargraves and Darby Jones. The “Ride for Rights” motorcycle run on April 20, was co-sponsored by the “19th J udicial Circuit Victims’ Rights Coalition & the Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Of ce. The riders were also accompanied by riders from the St. Lucie County Sheriff’s department and the Blue Knights from Martin County. Over 40 motorcycles were escorted from 4700 W. Midway Road, Fort Pierce, by police escort let by Adrian Rogers, St. Lucie County Sheriff’s Department, to Okeechobee City Park. Pastor Jim Gibbs from Indiantown opened the ceremony with prayer and followed by a song. A newly-formed country band (no name yet) entertained the crowd while enjoying BBQ ribs and all the trimmings. Corporal Deputy Sheriff Mike Hazelief, and volunteers spent the morning cooking the food and donating it for the ceremony. The event also included raf es, bike show and more. Medals were presented to the winning entries in the bike show. The event was held as a fundraiser to raise awareness of the need for rights for Judicial Circuit Victims. The Ride for Rights was in honor of National Crime Victims’ Rights Week. Motorcyclists ‘Ride for Rights’ Okeechobee News/ Louise DowlingThe "Ride for Rights" motorcycle run on April 20 was co-sponsored by the 19th Judicial Circuit Victims' Rights Coalition and the Okeechobee County Sheriff's Of ce. Left to right are: Joan Johnson, victim service coordinator, OCSO; Mark Sandlin, Style Studio Custom Motorcycle Shop, family and crew; Terry Owen, victim services coordinator, Port St. Lucie Police Department; and Wendy Holcombe, crime victim practitioner, Coalition for Dependent Living Options. Okeechobee News/ Louise DowlingThe "Ride for Rights" motorcycle run ended in Flagler Park in downtown Okeechobee with a bike show and barbecue.

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Garage/ Yard SalesWe Buy Estates Antiques, Collectibles, Household, Tools, Jewelry and etc. Call 863-697-8906 ServicesServices available for the elderly shopping, errands, transportation. Call for an appt. Debra 801-9215 leave message Special NoticeDr. Mark J. Moll at Okeechobee Vision Care will be taking his patient records to Ft. Pierce Vision Care 828 S US #1, Ft. Pierce Fl. 34950 where the records will be available. (772)466-2070 Employment Full TimeMASSAGE THERAPISTLicensed Massage Therapist wanted for Chiropractic Of ce. Contact Missy at 763-2400. 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 Business OpportunitiesBE YOUR OWN BOSS Operate a WEEKEND ONLY Snack bar/Concession Stand At a local establishment Low start up cost Please call (863) 634-5818 Need a few more bucks to purchase something deer? Pick up some extra bucks when you sell your used items in the classifeids. Time to clean out the attic, basement and/or garage? Advertise your yard sale in the classifieds and make your clean up a breeze! Love the earth Recycle your used items by selling them in the classifieds. Business Opportunities NeedEXTRA MONEY?107 SW 17th St • Suite DInquire Within NO PHONE CALLS Business Opportunities Business Opportunities NOTICEIndependent Newspapers will never accept any advertisement that is illegal or considered fraudulent. In all cases of questionable value, such as promises of guaranteed income from work-athome programs if it sounds too good to be true, chances are that it is. If you have questions or doubts about any ad on these pages, we advise that before responding or sending money ahead of time, you check with the Better Business Bureau at 772-878-2010 for previous complaints. Some 800 and 900 telephone numbers may require an extra charge, as well as long distance toll costs. We will do our best to alert our reader of these charges in the ads, but occasionally we may not be aware of the charges. Therefore, if you call a number out of your area, use caution. CollectiblesWANTEDHighwaymen Oil Paintings. H. Newton, A. Hair, A.E. Backus, R.A. McClendon, G. Buckner, J. Hutchinson. Big $$ Call 772-562-5567 FurnitureFOR SALE 4 WHITE WOODEN DINING ROOM CHAIRS W/ARMS, SEATS AND BACKS ARE UPHOLSTERED IN CREAM & SAGE GREEN, ON CASTERS.$80.00 863-824-0687 When you want something sold, advertise in the classifieds. 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 ApartmentsOKEECHOBEE COMMONS863-467-9771 TDD 711 402 NW 10th Street Okeechobee, FL 34972 Accepting applications for affordable 1 bedroom apartments for quali ed applicants. Elderly 62 yrs of age or older, handicapped/disabled, regardless of age, with or without children. Rent starts at $662.00 monthly with income based rental assistance available. Units equipped with central heat and AC, stove, refrigerator, carpet and blinds.This Institution is an Equal Opportunity Provider and Employer. 2bdrm/1bath Duplex in town. Walking distance to stores, NO PETS, First, Last & Security $550.00 a month 863-634-2820 Grab a bargain from your neighbors garage, attic, basement or closet in todays classifieds. ApartmentsEFFICIENCY 1BR furnished, for 1 person, Includes Utilities & Direct TV w/all movie channels $500 per mo. 1yr lease & sec. dep. Available immediately Call 863-634-8885. NW OKEE: 2 Bedroom Apartments available on quiet street. Pets welcome. $550mo., and $650mo. 1st, last & $500 sec. 561-346-1642. Okeechobee1 Bedroom w/Florida room in town for rent. Kitchen appliances furnished. $600/month, 1st, last, and $400 security. Call: (863)467-8705 Studio Apartment Located on Rim Canal. Furnished, dock access for boat. $680 monthly, includes cable, internet & elec. Call 561-853-6669 TAYLOR CREEK Condos 1br/1ba, Partially Furnished $650 mo. 1st, last & sec. dep. (561)352-4243 One mans trash is another mans treasure. Turn your trash to treasure with an ad in the classifieds. Business Places Business For Sale or lease with property. Drive Thru Convenant Store. Please contact Mithu 561-301-6180 Condos/Townhouses Rent2bd/1ba Town Home in Kings Bay. Furnished, pool, tennis court and club house $700 security deposit, Maximum 3 people. 863-634-8331 OKEE 1br./1ba. Fully furnished, Ground r, Utilities incld. $750 mo. plus Sec. 863-634-0663 Houses RentOkeechobeeCountry Hills Estates unique post and beam house on private 5 acre lot. 2bd one in loft, 2 baths, lg screen rm, screened balcony with hot tub, all appliances include W/D, $1400. mth 708-218-8227. SMALL 2 BEDROOM 1 BA. 55+ ONLY, LAKEPORT AREA, UTILITIES FURNISHED. $450.00 1ST AND LAST MO. IN ADVANCE. 502-803-1876 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 Buying a car? Look in the classifieds. Selling a car? Look in the classifieds. Join all the people who say, I sold it in the classifieds.Ž 14 Okeechobee News April 24, 2013 Reading a newspaper helps you get more out of life.No wonder newspaper readers have more fun!

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Houses SaleHOUSE 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 Lots SaleBuild your dream home on a beautiful lot adjoining the golf course in The Oaks of Blue Heron. $25,000.00 Call 863-634-2820 Large fenced lot with oak trees in Treasure Island Zoned for houses or mobile homes. $18,000.00 Call 863-634-2820 Mobile Home RentBHR 2br./2ba. on water with large yard. Furnished. $700 mo. plus Sec. 863-634-0663. 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 2BR, on lake access canal with boat slip. C/A, room for motor home, quiet street. $550/mo. Call (423)237-8948 or (863)226-3436 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 Mobile HomeSale New Palm Harbor Homes Mobile Condo $39,900 Delivered to your site http://www.palm harbor.com/ model-center/plantcity/ John Lyons 800-622-2832 ext 210 Your next job could be in todays classifieds. Did you look for it? Campers/RVs1986 AVION 36FT TRAILER, NEW AIR CONDITIONER AND REFRIGERATOR ASKING $2,500.00. CALL FOR MORE INFO 863-801-5805 Wanted 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 Classic Cars1991 FORD MUSTANG GT 5.0 Hatchback. 2 racing seats. Ice cold air. Blue. Manual transmission. 5-speed, bucket seats, power locks. More than $7000 invested. $5,500 /or best offer (863)763-0380 Looking for a place to hang your hat? Look no further than the classifieds. How fast can your car go? It can go even faster when you sell it in the classifieds. When doing those chores is doing you in, its time to look for a helper in the classifieds. The classifieds are the most successful salesperson in town. Earn some extra cash. Sell your used items in the classifieds Your new home could be in todays paper. Have you looked for it? Your next job could be in todays classifieds. Did you look for it? Get a quick response to any item you may be selling with a classified ad. Its never too late to find the perfect gift. Look for it in the classifieds. Shop here first! The classified ads 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 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 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 19TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE: 2011 CA 199 JUDGE: ELIZABETH METZGER TD BANK, N.A. as Successor in Interest to RIVERSIDE NATIONAL BANK OF FLORIDA through FDIC as Receiver Plaintiff, v. ANTONIO RIVERO, JR., KAREN E. RIVERO, UNKNOWN TENANTS IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY #1, n/k/a Rital Bailey c/o Razors Edge Salon UNKNOWN TENANTS IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY #2, n/k/a Paige Co eld c/o Cole Moorman Accounting NORTHLAKE BUSINESS PLAZA CONDOMINIUM ASSOCIATION, INC., TRAC REFRIGERATION, INC., Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE The Clerk of the Circuit Court hereby gives notice of the following foreclosure sale in the above referenced matter: A. The Property to be sold is: PARCEL II LOT 19 PIONEER ESTATES UNIT 1 ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 5 PAGES 57 AND 58 PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY FLORIDA PROPERTY ADDRESSES: 2800 SW 3RD TERRACE AND 5748 SE 89TH TERRACE, OKEECHOBEE, FL 34974 TAX ID # 1-28-37-35-0020-00000-0200 & 1-04-38-36-0010-00000-0190 as recorded in OR Book 626 PAGE 0508 of the Public records of Okeechobee County, Florida. B. The Clerk’s Sale will take place on May 22, 2013, at 11:00 AM, in the Jury Assembly Room, 2nd Floor, Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 34972. C. The sale will be made pursuant to the Summary Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated February 6, 2013; D. TD BANK, N.A., as Successor in Interest to Riverside National Bank of Florida by and through FDIC as Receiver v. ANTONIO RIVERO, JR., KAREN E. RIVERO, UNKNOWN TENANTS IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY #1, n/k/a Rital Bailey c/o Razors Edge Salon UNKNOWN TENANTS IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY #2, n/k/a Paige Co eld c/o Cole Moorman Accounting NORTHLAKE BUSINESS PLAZA CONDOMINIUM ASSOCIATION, INC., TRAC REFRIGERATION, INC.,; CASE: 2011 CA 199 F. This sale is being made by Sharon Robertson, Clerk of the Circuit Court, Okeechobee County of the Circuit Court, Nineteenth Judicial Circuit, by and through a deputy Clerk of Court. F. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must le a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated: February 7, 2013 SHARON ROBERTSON CLERK OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY COURT BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk Pursuant to §45.031(2), F.S., this notice must be published once a week for two consecutive weeks in a newspaper of general circulation in the county where the sale is to be held with the second publication being at least ve days prior to the sale date.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 711437293 ON 4/24;5/1/2013 Public Notice Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION Case No.: 47-2009-CA-000698 U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE FOR THE REGISTERED HOLDERS OF MASTR ASSET BACKED SECURITIES TRUST 2007WMC1MORTGAGE PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES SERIES 2007-WMC1 Plaintiff, v.AGUSTINA JAENZ A/K/A AUGUSTINA JAENZ; PEDRO JAENZ; MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC., AS A NOMINEE FOR WMC MORTGAGE CORP; UNKNOWN TENANT #1; UNKNOWN TENANT #2; ALL OTHER UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING INTERESTS BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST A NAMED DEFENDANT(S) WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAME UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS, Defendants, NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Summary Judgment dated January 31, 2013, entered in Civil Case No.: 47-2009-CA-000698, 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 REGISTERED HOLDERS OF MASTR ASSET BACKED SECURITIES TRUST 2007-WMC1MORTGAGE PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES SERIES 2007-WMC1, is Plaintiff, and AGUSTINA JAENZ A/K/A AUGUSTINA JAENZ; PEDRO JAENZ; MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC., AS A NOMINEE FOR WMC MORTGAGE CORP; UNKNOWN TENANT #1; UNKNOWN TENANT #2; ALL OTHER UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING INTERESTS BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST A NAMED DEFENDANT(S) WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAME UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS, are Defendant(s). SHARON ROBERTSON, the Clerk of Court shall sell to the highest bidder for cash at 11:00 a.m., in the Jury Assembly Room, 2nd Floor, at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 312 North West 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida, 34972 on the 22nd day of May, 2013 the following described real property as set forth in said Final Summary Judgment, to wit: LOTS 8 AND 9, BLOCK 6, ORANGE BLOSSOM RANCHES, ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 9, PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. PARCEL ID NO: R-1-15-36-35-0040-00060-0080 AND R-1-15-36-35-0040-00060-0090 Property address: 10365 North Center Avenue, Okeechobee, FL 34972.If you are a person claiming a right to funds remaining after the sale, you must le a claim with the clerk no later than 60 days after the sale. If you fail to le a claim you will not be entitled to any remaining funds. After 60 days, only the owner of record as of the date of the lis pendens may claim the surplus. WITNESS my hand and the seal of the court on February 7, 2013. SHARON ROBERTSON CLERK OF THE COURT BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk Attorney for Plaintiff: Elizabeth R. Wellborn, P.A. 350 Jim Moran Blvd, Suite 100 Deer eld Beach, FL 33442 Telephone: (954) 354-3544 Facsimile: (954) 354-3545IN 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. 437296 ON 4/24;5/1/2013 Public Notice 15 Okeechobee News A pril 24, 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 NATIONAL 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 AFTER THE SALE, YOU MUST FILE A CLAIM WITH THE CLERK OF COURT NO LATER THAN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. IF YOU FAIL TO FILE A CLAIM, YOU WILL NOT BE ENTITLED TO ANY REMAINING FUNDS. AFTER 60 DAYS, ONLY THE OWNER OF RECORD AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MAY CLAIM THE SURPLUS. If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Corrie Johnson, ADA Coordinator, 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. DATED at Okeechobee County, Florida, this 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 # 954-740-5200 Facsimile# 954-740-5290 437233 ON 4/17,24/2013 READING A NEWSPAPER...leads you to the best products and services. 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 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: 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; 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 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 READING A NEWSPAPER MAKES YOU A MORE INFORMED AND INTERESTING PERSON. 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Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION Case #: 2012-CA-000263 PHH Mortgage Corporation Plaintiff, -VS.John D. Holt, Surviving Spouse of Laura S. Holt; Florida Transportation Credit Union, Successor in Interest to The Martin County Credit Union; 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; Unknown Parties in Possession #2, 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 26, 2013, entered in Civil Case No. 2012CA-000263 of the Circuit Court of the 19th Judicial Circuit in and for Okeechobee County, Florida, wherein PHH Mortgage Corporation, Plaintiff and John D. Holt, Surviving Spouse of Laura S. Holt are defendant(s), I, Clerk of Court, SHARON ROBERTSON, will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in 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 22, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to-wit: PARCEL 11, OAK HAMMOCK, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 6, PAGE 72, 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. 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 ATTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF: SHAPIRO, FISHMAN & GACHE, LLP 2424 North Federal Highway, Suite 360 Boca Raton, Florida 33431 (561) 998-6700 (561) 998-6707 438529 ON 4/24;5/1/2013 Public Notice Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION Case #: 2011-CA-000351 Bank of America, National Association Plaintiff, -VS.Manuel A. Carrillo; Vivian L. Carrillo; Conners Gables Homeowners Association, Inc.; 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; Unknown Parties in Possession #2, 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 26, 2013, entered in Civil Case No. 2011CA-000351 of the Circuit Court of the 19th Judicial Circuit in and for Okeechobee County, Florida, wherein Bank of America, National Association, Plaintiff and Manuel A. Carrillo are defendant(s), I, Clerk of Court, SHARON ROBERTSON, will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in 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 22, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to-wit: LOT 1, AND THE NORTH 3.00 FEET OF LOT 2, BLOCK 5, A REVISED AND ADDITION TO PLAT OF CONNERS GABLES, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 15, 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. 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 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 tancle ou pale byen, rele 711. DATED: March 1, 2013. SHARON ROBERTSON CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT Okeechobee County, Florida BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk of Court ATTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF: SHAPIRO, FISHMAN & GACHE, LLP 2424 North Federal Highway, Suite 360 Boca Raton, Florida 33431 (561) 998-6700 (561) 998-6707 438772 ON 4/24;5/1/2013 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 Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 2009-CA-732 WELLS FARGO BANK, NA, Plaintiff, VS. ARMANDO RODRIGUEZ, et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Mortgage Foreclosure dated February 1, 2013 and entered in Case No. 2009-CA-732 of the Circuit Court of the NINETEENTH Judicial Circuit in and for OKEECHOBEE County, Florida wherein WELLS FARGO BANK, NA is the Plaintiff and ARMANDO RODRIGUEZ; LUZ RODRIGUEZ; MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INCORPORATED, AS NOMINEE FOR CITIMORTGAGE, INC.; are the Defendants, The Clerk of the Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in the JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM, 2ND FLOOR, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY JUDICIAL CENTER, 312 N.W. 3RD STREET, OKEECHOBEE, FLORIDA 34972 at 11:00AM, on the 22nd day of May, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: A PARCEL OF LAND LYING IN THE SOUTHEAST 1/4 OF THE SOUTHWEST 1/4 OF SECTION 22, TOWNSHIP 37 SOUTH, RANGE 35 EAST, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCING AT THE SAID NORTHEAST CORNER OF SAID SOUTHEAST 1/4 OF THE SOUTHWEST 1/4 OF SECTION 22; THENCE BEAR NORTH 89 DEGREES 06 MINUTES 31 SECONDS WEST, FOR A DISTANCE OF 128.00 FEET; THENCE BEAR SOUTH 00 DEGREES 10 MINUTES 40 SECONDS WEST, ALONG A LINE PARALLEL WITH THE EAST LINE OF SAID SOUTHWEST 1/2 OF SECTION 22, FOR A DISTANCE OF 108.00 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE CONTINUE SOUTH 00 DEGREES 10 MINUTES 40 SECONDS WEST, ALONG A LINE PARALLEL WITH THE EAST LINE OF SAID SOUTHWEST 1/4 OF SECTION 22, FOR A DISTANCE OF 62.00 FEET; THENCE BEAR SOUTH 89 DEGREES 06 MINUTES 31 SECONDS EAST, ALONG A LINE PARALLEL WITH THE NORTH LINE OF SAID SOUTHEAST 1/4 OF THE SOUTHWEST 1/4 OF SECTION 22, FOR A DISTANCE OF 128.00 FEET TO THE INTERSECTION WITH THE EAST LINE OF SAID SOUTHWEST 1/4 OF SECTION 22; THENCE BEAR SOUTH 00 DEGREES 10 MINUTES 40 SECONDS WEST, ALONG THE EAST LINE OF SAID SOUTHWEST 1/4 OF SECTION 22, FOR A DISTANCE OF 45.00 FEET; THENCE BEAR NORTH 89 DEGREES 06 MINUTES 31 SECONDS WEST, ALONG A LINE PARALLEL WITH THE NORTH LINE OF SAID SOUTHEAST 1/4 OF THE SOUTHWEST 1/4 OF SECTION 22, FOR A DISTANCE OF 290.16 FEET TO THE INTERSECTION WITH THE EAST RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE OF SOUTHEAST 9TH AVENUE; THENCE BEAR NORTH 00 DEGREES 11 MINUTES 14 SECONDS EAST, ALONG SAID EAST RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE OF SOUTHEAST 9TH AVENUE, FOR A DISTANCE OF 107.00 FEET TO A POINT; THENCE BEAR SOUTH 89 DEGREES 06 MINUTES 31 SECONDS EAST, ALONG A LINE PARALLEL WITH THE NORTH LINE OF SAID SOUTHEAST 1/4 OF THE SOUTHWEST 1/2 OF SECTION 22, FOR A DISTANCE OF 162.14 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. A/K/A 1117 SE 9TH AVENUE, 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 F09107792 WELLSLPS-SPECFHLMC---Team 6 F09107792**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. 437467 ON 4/24;5/1/2013 Public Notice 16 Okeechobee News April 24, 2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 19th JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 2012CA392 OAK TREE PLACE HOMEOWNERS A SSOCIATION, INC., a Florida corporation not-for-pro t, Plaintiff, V S. 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, Page 999 and amendment 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. A NY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE 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 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 INTERIN 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 entered 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, 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 EST 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 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 court appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. 438421 ON 4/17,24/2013 IN 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. and all xtures and personal property located therein or thereon, which are included as security in Plaintiff’s mortgage. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus funds from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must le a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated at Okeechobee, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, Florida, this 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, 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;5/1/2013 No wonder newspaper readers have more fun!READING A NEWSPAPER HELPS YOU GET INVOLVED IN THE COMMUNITY.

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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 Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice 17 Okeechobee News A pril 24, 2013 Crossword Puzzle ACROSS 1 English horn, e.g. 5 No Doubt lead singer Stefani 9 Hard stuff 14 Old apple treatment 15 Gaelic tongue 16 Part of A/V 17 Will you marry me?Ž is one 20 Play flawlessly on the green 21 Gets ready for market, as livestock 22 StillmaticŽ rapper 23 Commoner 25 4:00 English drink 26 Levis alternative 27 Big pitcher 29 General Arnold of WWII 32 Steak au poivre flavoring 36 Danish toy brand 37 Sacha Baron Cohen alter ego 38 See red? 39 Orenburgs river 40 Elizabeth of Jacobs LadderŽ 41 Administrative area on Irelands south coast 44 Street sign abbr. 45 Shroud of gloom 46 Much 47 __ anglais: English horn 48 Fall short 50 GI entertainers 53 Bit of moral fiber 57 Skateboarders wear 59 Bit of wedding toast effervescence 61 Peregrines place 62 Reason to warn boaters 63 Caramel candy brand 64 Pollsters find 65 Sardines cousin 66 Wilson of Drillbit TaylorŽ DOWN 1 Lustrous synthetic 2 2010 tennis retiree Dementieva 3 Alleviates 4 Pearl __ earring 5 Less violent 6 Authored 7 Lawyers letters 8 Bordeaux ball team? 9 Turkey-roasting tool 10 Im __ here!Ž: Bye!Ž 11 Comic strip dog 12 Mount sacred to Judaism 13 Geologic periods 18 Indian capital 19 Unlike leftovers 24 Old English epic poem 26 Org. for Paula Creamer 28 Birdhouse songbird 29 Po boy relative 30 Ice cream thickener 31 Mexican War president 32 Bear with a hard bed 33 Mountain sign no. 34 Turpentine source 35 Not nerdy 36 PeanutsŽ fussbudget 41 CheersŽ barmaid 42 Hotel room choice 43 New Eng. school since 1701 45 Asked, burst open, extracted, or broke, as the ends of this puzzles four longest answers 47 Curry flavoring 49 The Jungle BookŽ pack leader 50 Violin stroke 51 Htel room 52 Cineplex name 53 Gibberish singing style 54 Mother of Chaz 55 A bit beyond raw 56 Breakfast order 58 River to the Mediterranean 60 Slangy dismissal By Gareth Bain (c)2011TribuneMediaServicesInc 07/06/11 07/06/11 ANSWER TO PREVIOUS PUZZLE: Edited by Rich Norris and Joyce Nichols Lewis xwordeditor@aol.com IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 2009-CA-000035 GMAC MORTGAGE, LLC, Plaintiff, vs. SCOTT FOX, et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN Pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated February 5, 2013, and entered in Case No. 2009-CA-000035 of the Circuit Court of the Nineteenth Judicial Circuit in and for Okeechobee County, Florida in which GMAC Mortgage, LLC, is the Plaintiff and Lori Fox, Scott Fox, Bene cial Florida, Inc., are defendants, I will sell to 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 in 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, 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 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 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. 47-2009the 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 22nd day of May, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment of Foreclosure: LOT 16 DEER PARK ACRES, A PARCEL OF LAND LYING IN THE SOUTH 1/2 OF SECTION 32, TOWNSHIP 33 SOUTH, RANGE 35 EAST, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA, BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS; COMMENCING AT THE SOUTHEAST CORNER OF SAID SECTION 32 MARKED BY A HEWED LIGHTER WOOD POST, BEAR SOUTH 89 DEGREES 33 MINUTES 31 SECONDS WEST ALONG THE SOUTH LINE OF SAID SECTION 32, A DISTANCE OF 660.00 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE CONTINUE ALONG THE AFOREDESCRIBED LINE A DISTANCE OF 330.00 FEET; THENCE BEAR NORTH 0 DEGREES 19 MINUTES 40 SECONDS EAST, A DISTANCE OF 669.83 FEET; THENCE BEAR NORTH 89 DEGREES, 19 MINUTES, 8 SECONDS EAST A DISTANCE OF 330.02 FEET; THENCE BEAR SOUTH 0 DEGREES, 19 MINUTES, 40 SECONDS WEST A DISTANCE OF 671.21 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING, SUBJECT TO THE NORTH 25 FEET FOR ROAD PURPOSES. A/K/A 1850 NORTHWEST 338TH STREET, OKEECHOBEE, FL 34973 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must le a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated 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 10-61221 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. 438419 ON 4/24;5/1/2013 CA-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 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 disabilit y who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Corrie Johnson, ADA Coordinator, 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. 437216 ON 4/17,24/2013 Grab a bargain from your neighbors garage, attic, basement or closet in todays classifieds. Earn some extra cash. Sell your used items in the classifieds

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Public Notice Public Notice LEGAL NOTICE Public Auction will be held at Johns T owing Service storage lot located at 704 Northeast 2nd Avenue, Okeechobee, Florida 34972 on MAY 10, 2013 at 9:00 A.M. Pursuant to Florida Statute 713.78 for unpaid towing and storage charges. Year, make, model and VIN are as follows. 1999 FORD ESCORT LX VIN #1FAFP10P4XW167032 Terms of sale are cash, and no checks will be accepted. Seller reserves the right of nal bid. ALL SALES ARE FINAL! NO REFUNDS WILL BE MADE! Said automobiles will be sold in “As Is” condition with no guarantee’s. 441748 ON 4/24/2013 Public Notice Public Notice LEGAL NOTICE A public auction will be held at BMJ Towing, Inc. Lot at 414 South Parrott Avenue, Okeechobee, Florida 34974 on Friday the 10th day of MAY, 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 BLUE CHEV ASTRO VAN 1GBDM19W4SB229537 1993 TOYOTA COROLLA GOLD JT2AE04E2P0047822 1999 SATURN S -SERIES 1G8ZK5272XZ281677 1996 JAGU XJ 4D SEDAN SAJKX6244TC784758 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. 441751 ON 4/24/2013 18 Okeechobee News April 24, 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; A ND 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 A MERICANS WITH DISABILITIES A CT If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Corrie Johnson, A DA Coordinator, 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711.437228 ON 4/17,24/2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 2009-CA-336 TAYLOR, BEAN AND WHITAKER MORTGAGE CORPORATION, Plaintiff, VS. DAVID HACKNEY A/K/A DAVID W. HACKNEY, et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Mortgage Foreclosure dated February 1, 2013 entered in Case No. 2009-CA-336 of the Circuit Court of the NINETEENTH Judicial Circuit in and for OKEECHOBEE County, Florida wherein OCWEN LOAN SERVICING, LLC1, is the Plaintiff and DAVID HACKNEY A/K/A DAVID W. HACKNEY; THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF DAVID HACKNEY A/K/A DAVID W. HACKNEY N/K/A JOHN DOE; 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 22nd day of May, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: TRACT 9 OF BLOCK 5, COUNTRY HILLS ESTATES ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 4, PAGE 97, PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA A/K/A 12351 NE 22ND 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 sixty (60) days after the sale.1Plaintiff name has changed pursuant to order previously entered. 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 F09038494 OCWEN-SPECFHLMC--Team 6 F09038494 **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. 437466 ON 4/24;5/1/2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 47-2010-CA-000120 WELLS FARGO BANK, NA, Plaintiff, VS. PAULINE M. TANGORA 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. 47-2010CA-000120 of the Circuit Court of the NINETEENTH Judicial Circuit in and IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA GENERAL JURISDICTION Find it faster. Sell it sooner in the classifiedsfor OKEECHOBEE County, Florida wherein WELLS FARGO BANK, NA is the Plaintiff and PAULINE M. TANGORA; CONNERS GABLES HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC.; are the Defendants, The Clerk of the Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in the JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM, 2ND FLOOR, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY JUDICIAL CENTER, 312 N.W. 3RD STREET, OKEECHOBEE, FLORIDA 34972 at 11:00AM, on the 22nd day of May, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: LOT 13, BLOCK 27, A REVISED AND ADDITION TO PLAT OF CONNERS GABLES, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 15, PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. A/K/A 674 SE 35TH TERRACE, 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 F10010213 WELLSLPS-SPECFNMA-Team 6 F10010213 **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. 437299 ON 4/24;5/1/2013 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. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must le a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated this 7th day of February, 2013. SHARON ROBERTSON 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 Need a few more bucks to purchase something deer? Pick up some extra bucks when you sell your used items in the classifeids. Time to clean out the attic, basement and/or garage? Advertise your yard sale in the classifieds and make your clean up a breeze! How do you find a job in todays competitive market? In the employment section of the classifieds Okeechobee News/ Diane TimmonsRotary hosts nal L.O.S.T. rideRotary’s tenth annual L.O.S.T. ride/run/walk took place on Saturday with wonderful weather and Lake Okeechobee providing the scenery. Seventyve bicycle riders, walkers and runners left around 8 a.m. with bicyclists riding anywhere from 12 to 55 miles on Lake Okeechobee’s Scenic Trail. Walkers and runners enjoyed the 5K route. Rotary has decided this will be its nal L.O.S.T. ride because of issues with access to the dike and plans for a different kind of fundraiser next year. In January 2014, Rotary will host their rst “Walk on the Wild Side” dinner. Above are some of the 75 riders and walkers assembled to get route instructions from Rotary representatives. Photo below are Tom Timmons (left) and Tom Byrd (right) with their bicycles get ready to ride the 55-mile route from C. Scott Driver Park to Port Mayaca. Their round trip took a little more than 4 hours to complete. On the left, Tom is riding a recumbent bicycle. Rotary President Tabitha Trent (foreground, bottom photo) gave riders their parting instructions, locations of the refreshment stops and route deviations such as how to get around Taylor Creek.

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BUSINESS&SERVICEDIRECTORY AIR CONDITIONING ATTORNEYS WANTED TO BUY FURNITURE LOCAL DONATIONS HEALTH FOODS EMORY WALKER EMORY WALKER CO. INC. CO. INC.Air Conditioning & Refrigeration HOSKINS, TURCO, LLOYD & LLOYD • Auto Accidents • Social Security Disabilities • Bankruptcy • Veterans’ DisabilityHoskinsTurco.com 212 S. Parrott Ave Okeechobee357-5800 Vitamins, Minerals Herbal Detox Nature’s Pantry 417 WS Park St. • (863) 467-1243 Local donations helping Local peopleA ministry with a heart for the hurtingFREE PICKUPOkeechobee Campus 7595 NE 128th Ave, Okeechobee, FL863-763-4224www.faithfarm.orgAccepting donations of household goods. 19 Okeechobee News A pril 24, 2013 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).  Jason Claude Hunter, 42, S.E. Fourth St., Okeechobee, was arrested April 19 by Deputy Corporal Chris Hans on an Okeechobee County warrant charging him with resisting a law enforcement of cer with violence. His bond was set at $5,000.  Clifford Alton Simmons, 30, N.W. 34th Ave., Okeechobee, was arrested April 19 by Deputy Corporal Aric Majere on an Okeechobee County warrant charging him w ith the felony of driving while license suspended habitual offender. His bond was set at $2,500.  Wayne Steve Barnes, 51, was arrested A pril 19 by Of cer Kelley Margerum on a Florida Parole Commission warrant charging him with violating his conditional release based on the original charges of sexual battery on a child under the age of 12 (two counts). He is being held without bond.  Ceejae Dakota Smith, 20, N.W. 16th St., Okeechobee, was arrested April 20 by Deputy Tammy Sera ni on misdemeanor charges of driving under the in uence and possession of drug paraphernalia. Her bond was set at $1,000.  Jose Garcia, 17, was arrested April 21 by Deputy Joe Gracie on misdemeanor charges of driving under the in uence and no valid driver’s license. He was released on his own recognizance.  Bernardo Sanchez Sanchez-Casas, 23, N.W. 44th Ave., Okeechobee, was arrested April 22 by Deputy Ronald Brown on an Okeechobee County warrant charging him with the felony of failure to appear lewd and lascivious battery. He is being held without bond. This column lists arrests and not convictions, unless otherwise stated. Anyone listed here who is later found innocent or has had the charges against them dropped is welcome to inform this newspaper. The information will be con rmed and printed. Okeechobee Arrest Report By Charles M. MurphyOkeechobee News Approximately $24,000 in damage was reported after a re broke out at the residence of Donna Thomas, 12400 N.E. 56th A ve., on April 20 according to an Okeechobee County Fire/Rescue reported. Five units and nine remen responded to the home to a smoke complaint and found smoke emanating from the double-wide trailer according to paramedic David Harris. The re report said ames were found at two corners of the trailer underneath the home. Firemen removed the oor and an air-conditioning vent inside the home to reach the ames. They ventilated the home after ames were extinguished. Mr. Harris’ report said a faulty water heater was suspected as the cause of the blaze and the State Fire Marshal was noti ed to investigate. The Okeechobee of ce of the American Red Cross also came to the assistance of the family. There were no injuries reported. Mr. Harris report went on to state that remen were on the scene for over three hours and that over 1,000 gallons of water was used to douse the blaze. Mobile home damaged in re Special to the Okeechobee News/ Grand OaksGrand Oaks residents enjoy Taco DayResidents at Grand Oaks Assisted Living Facility enjoyed visiting the American Legion for their famous Taco Day. Residents enjoyed listening to live music, dancing and eating delicious food. Pictured is Fran East and Grand Oaks Activities director Jennifer Shatto Dodd dancing to live music.

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