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Wednesday, May 1, 2013 50¢ plus ta x Vol. 104 No. 52 13.41 feetLast Year: 11.68 feet Lake Levels See page 4 for information about how to contact this newspaper. Flag football seniors honored ... Page 8 IRSC graduation Friday ... Page 3 Fire crews battle ammonium nitrate threat ... Page 3 Gunshot victim won’t give up shooter ... Page 7 By Eric KoppOkeechobee News “It’s not fair. People get to come in here and socialize instead of sitting at home all day,” said Chad Wooley, an employee at the Flamingo Arcade on U.S. 441 S. Mr. Wooley, 36, was speaking about a new law signed by Governor Rick Scott that now makes the operation of electronic games of chance illegal. And, because of that, the businesses must close. Or in the case of service organizations, bars and restaurants the machines have to be removed. Even though the law has been on the books for nearly a month, a detective with the Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Of ce (OCSO) spent the better part of Monday and Tuesday, April 29 and 30, going to some 30 local businesses and telling them they could no longer State law forces closure of arcades Okeechobee NewsOkeechobee man dies in car accidentAustin King, 22, died in a car crash on S.W. 16th Street early Monday morning when he apparently lost control of his vehicle. A cross adorned with white owers marks the spot of the crash. For more, see page 14. See ARCADE — Page 14 By Charles M. MurphyOkeechobee News Special Master Mark Lurie sifted through pages of nancial documents and hours of testimony and argument Monday as the Okeechobee School District and the Okeechobee Count y Educators Association tried to resolve a teacher contract dispute that has now entered its 12th month. Negotiations began back in June 2012, and despite 13 sessions have been so far fruitless Teachers’ contract negotiations continue By Eric KoppOkeechobee News John Morgan will be 17 years old Friday, May 3. And after last week’s event on school bus #42, he’s glad he’ll be able to celebrate his birthday. The Okeechobee High School junior—and his 18-year-old brother Walter—got on that bus early Friday morning, April 26, just like they do almost every other morning. But then, as the bus driver made her next-to-last stop, something totally unforeseen happened. John said when he got on the bus he took his seat on the right side of the bus—about nine or 10 seats back from the front of the bus. He recalled that when he got on the bus the driver didn’t speak and he didn’t notice anything unusual. But, that soon changed. Around 6:40 a.m. on Northwest 80th Avenue in Dixie Ranch Acres, with an estimated 15 students aboard the bus, the driver passed out. “On the second-to-last stop she (the driver) Teen’s reaction saved students, driverSee BUS — Page 11 See SCHOOL — Page 11 Drug Take Back ... Page 7

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S2012-2013 Okeechobee County 2012-2013 School Information Guid e Featuring Superintendent Letter School Calendar SCHOOL BUS SCHEDULE School Listing Progress Report & Report Card ScheduleCall to Schedule your eye appontment today! 763-3937 606 North Parrott Avenue www.biglakeeyecare.com Big Lake Eye Care Republican Party of Okeechobeepresents 2013 Lincoln Day DinnerTuesday, May 14, 2013 Williamson Center6:30 pm Keynote Speaker Attorney General Pam BondiDinner tickets $35 or two for $50 6:30pm Meet n Greet tickets $20 extra 6pmCall 863.532.9623 for tickets Paid for by the Republican Party of Okeechobee County Always on Top of the JobŽRe-Roofing Specialists€ Metal & Shingle Roofs € Flats & Leaks Repair FREE ESTIMATES863-357-3838State Lic.#CCC1327338 2 Okeechobee News May 1, 2013 On Friday, May 3, Indian River State College will hold its 2013 Spring Commencement ceremony w ith the largest graduating class in the college’s history, marking the 11th consecutive year of record class sizes. During the 2012/2013 academic y ear, 3200 students earned a Bachelor’s Degree or an Associate Degree from IRSC, an 8 percent increase from last year. The rapid growth of the College’s Bachelor’s Degree programs is re ected in a 45 percent increase in Bachelor’s Degree graduates. This school year, 441 students earned Bachelor’s Degrees, 136 more than last year. From the Summer 2012 term through the Fall and Spring terms, 2043 students earned A ssociate in Arts degrees and 716 students w ere awarded Associate in Science or Associate in Applied Science Degrees. The ceremony will be held at 7 p.m. at Tradition Field/Mets Stadium in Port St. Lucie. The Commencement speaker will be Congressman Tom Rooney, who represents Florida’s 17th District. “We are honored that Congressman Rooney will serve as our Commencement speaker. As a member of Congress, he has focused on maintaining America’s national security, supporting Florida farmers and improving mental health services for our nation’s returning troops and veterans,” said Dr. Edwin R. Massey, IRSC President. During the Commencement ceremony 147 outstanding graduates will receive transfer scholarships from the IRSC Foundation, totaling over $558,000 to continue their education to upper division universities and IRSC. These graduates will be awarded scholarships based on academic achievement, community service, and leadership thanks to the generous contributions of local businesses, individuals and community organizations to the IRSC Foundation. In celebration of Commencement, IRSC students are invited to pick up free tickets at IRSC bookstores on each campus to the St. Lucie Mets vs. Palm Beach Cardinals game that will be played Friday, May 10 at 6:30 p.m. in Tradition Field/Mets Stadium. The rain date for the IRSC Commencement is Saturday, May 4 at 9:30 a.m. in Tradition Field/Mets Stadium. Students are advised to monitor www.irsc.edu, WQCS 88.9 FM or call 1-866-792-4772 in case of rain. A Commencement Ceremony will also be held in December. Okeechobee County graduates include: Associate in Arts Degree Indian River State College (IRSC) Spring 2013 Alma Delia Alvarez Haley Bartoe Nathanial Andrew Beam Victoria Ann Bray Ashtyn Brown Amanda Letha Busbin Ruselie Calvillo Kevin Clifford Cameron Faveola Hernandez Carrillo Bonnie Rae Chappell Guerdine Corde Shawna L. Dunn Shenorro Sheree Edwards Misty Marie Friend Brianne Lynn Furphy Mariela Yolanda Gamez Leslie Garcia Melinda Garcia Callie Ann Grissman April Marie Haas Ruth Elizabeth Howell Stephanie Ann Jarrell Jessica D. Julian Jesse Lee Kirkland Heather Lynn Lanning Precious Unique Mearion Lewis-Robinson Hector Lopez Barbara Pratt Lutjen Mary Alice McCormack Ashleigh Jean McLaury Ignacio Junior Orozco Emily Ann Peppers Walter Andrew Piscatelli Raychel Drew Rabon Joshua Tyler Radford Shannon June Raulerson Javier Rodriguez Jason Paul Rucks Elidad Santibanez Barbara Santos-Santa Cruz Jessica Rene Slovenski Francisco Solorzano Caitlin Bernice Spangler Amanda Sprigle Tina Danielle Thomas Rebeca Arana Vieyra-Rosales Bryan Alan Walpole Anna Corrine Warren Carolyn Jones Warren Alice Maria Watson Bryce Tyler Whidden Tara Denise Wilson Associate in Applied Science Indian River State College (IRSC) Spring 2013 Jesse Lee Kirkland Jennifer Sauceda Associate in Science Indian River State College (IRSC) Spring 2013 Bethany Joy Abner Maria Guadalupe Baltazar Dustin John Dekker Brandon Tucker Farless Mitchell Willems Farrell Jannet Gonzalez Patrick Brian Griffen Rose Linda Ochoa Dawn Marie Simrell Laurie Ann Thompson Winston Wade Ward Crystal Catherine White Bachelor of Applied Science Indian River State College (IRSC) Spring 2013 Lindsey Rae Besancon JoAnne Carter Melisa M. Claveria Jahner Cali Ranea Miller Cynthia Ann Seville Bachelor of Science Degree Indian River State College (IRSC) Spring 2013 Randi K. Barnes Laura Serrano The Indian River State College Commencement lists include students who applied for graduation by April 5, 2013. IRSC commencement services planned for May 3 CongressmanTom Rooney

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By Charles M. MurphyOkeechobee News Two train cars of ammonium nitrate were the concern as Okeechobee County Fire/ Rescue (OCF/R) spent close to six hours battling a rail vehicle re reported Saturday west of Okeechobee and north of Mitchell Road, OCF/R Lieutenant Robert Ban eld said. An estimated $87,000 in damage was reported in the incident as approximately 80,000 pounds of cotton seed was destroyed in the blaze. Nine units and 13 remen were dispatched just after 5 p.m. and had dif culty reaching the blaze on the CSX train car. Eventually the rail car on re was left at a spur near Platt's Bluff and re crews were able to reach the ames. The re report said a chemical reaction may have caused the grain to catch re. At rst the train was a few miles away from the nearest road which made access dif cult for re crews. The report said Okeechobee County Sheriff's Of ce deputies reached the scene on ATVs and, at one point, considered possible evacuation of homes in the area due to the dangers of ammonium nitrate. Ammonium nitrate is commonly used in agriculture but is also used as an agent in explosives and explosive devices. Fire crews used about 1,000 gallons to put out the ames. They also responded to a rekindle of the cotton seed on Sunday. A backhoe from the county road department was brought in to remove the cotton seed from the rail car so the re could be put out during the rst incident. Fire crews also were busy on April 25 around 1 p.m. in the area of 5587 N.W. 30th St. as they battled a brush re. Lt. Ban eld's report stated that a resident burning garbage lost control of the re and it entered some heavy fuel nearby. About 1 acre burned in the blaze. Firemen and civilians were able to put out the blaze and protect nearby structures. Windy conditions made it dif cult to control the ames. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 CINCO DE MAYO.OH, HELLOIf you need grown-up libations for your upcoming “ esta, look no further than your Publix Liquors. Visit publix.com/store to “ nd the nearest Publix Liquors in your area. 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 May 18-19Sat. 9-5 • Sun 9-4 St. Lucie County Fairgrounds BUY SELL TRADEBIG DOOR PRIZESEXPRESS CONCEALED WEAPONS PERMIT CLASSES!Get yours while you still can...Discounted Guns, Archery, AMMO, Knives, Stun Guns, Survival & Military Gear and More!$7.00 at the door for adults; Kids under 14 free. www.patriotshows.com 866-611-0442 € FREE parking Win a FREE brand new shotgun!15601 W. Midway Rd, Fort Pierce 3 Okeechobee News May 1, 2013 Today: Mostly cloudy with thunderstorms. High of 90F. Winds from the SE at 5 to 10 mph shifting to the North after noon. Chance of rain 70%. Tonight: Mostly cloudy. Chance of a thunderstorm/ rain. Low of 64F. Winds from the ENE at 5 to 10. Chance of rain 50%.Extended ForecastThursday: Cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm, then storms and rain showers in the afternoon. High of 84F. Winds from the ENE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 60% with rainfall amounts near 0.3 in. Okeechobee Forecast Special to the Okeechobee News/ North ElementarySpelling Bee winnersCongratulations to the winners of the North Elementary Spelling Bee, which was held on Friday, April 26. Pictured (left to right) are: Jay McCoy (second place), Cecilia Carran (fourth place), Aidyn Little ( rst place) and Charlie Armstrong (third Place). Nickolas Hopkins will be our alternate. These students will take part in the local spelling bee on Monday, May 13. Fire crews battle ammonium nitrate threat

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Slow down The blind curve of S.W. 16th Street and S.W. 48th Avenue illustrates it is dangerous. Because it is wooded on both sides, there are a lot of wild animals in the area and it is v ery common to see wild hogs, deer, turkeys and other wildlife there. The curve is marked w ith a 15 mph speed limit sign. Drivers, please approach that curve slowly and with c aution. You have no idea what you will nd w hen you come around that curve. LOST It is a shame that access to the Lake Okeechobee Scenic Trail has been blocked on the east side of Taylor Creek. Those who get off the trail on the west side now have to t ravel along U.S. 441 S.E. to get back on the t rail at Nubbin Slough. That is a dangerous road for hikers and bicyclists. The county had a chance to buy that property before the s tate sold it to private owners but the county t urned it down. This is what happens when y our county commissioners are so shorts ighted. The scenic trail was a source of t ourism for the Okeechobee area, but who is going to want to use it if they have to get off the dike and go on the highway for such a long distance? I hope the county can nd a way to get that access point reopened. I have not heard of any problems in all the y ears the hikers and bicyclists went through t hat property, so why close it now? Hikers and bicyclists are generally people who care about the environment and don’t leave trash or destroy property.  It is private property that someone paid for and is being taxed on. Think about it, w ould you allow public access through your property? The state should have, or maybe have had, a clause in the sale that would continue to allow public access through their easement.  SFWMD didn’t own that property, or sell it. It belonged to the State of Florida and was sold by the TIIF. The TIIF, or Trustees Internal Improvement Fund was represented by DEP. Another example of privatizing public lands to private for-pro t individuals. The same bunch that wanted to put billboards in natural areas. If they retained an easement the public would still be able to use it.  Considering the tourism aspect, why not put in some kind of business there that could take advantage of the trail traf c and promote it? That would be a win for both the property owner and for those who like to use the trail. Tax money I received in the mail today a large 9x11” envelope from NOAA addressed to: Dear Florida Resident. Inside I found a cover letter, a beautiful colored four page survey, a stamped 9x11”return envelope, and two crisp one dollar bills; the cover letter explains the dollars are for “a small token of appreciation as a way of saying thanks for your help.” Now here we are in the throws of sequestration causing furloughs of air traf c controllers left and right, our military being impacted, White House tours closed, and further cutbacks are being threatened by POTUS ... yet in the mail comes cash and a six-question colorful survey wanting to know how many hours we spend at/on the ocean, where we get our weather forecasts, in the past 12 months have we had to evacuate due to weather, what type of phone we use, and what type of house do we have ... then to list occupants of home along with race, sex, and age. There is no telling how many of these surveys were mailed out ... consider the money spent with free dollar bills, postage to and from, costs to print the colored four page survey, and nally the salaries it will take to process the returned surveys. Then I pondered, “How many will wind up in the garbage unopened as junk mail?” And Washington don’t seem to think they have a spending/waste problem. May 1, 2013 4 Okeechobee News OPINION Public Forum/Speak Out Crossword Puzzle 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! May blood drives plannedWhile you are planning your vacation, many are facing a long time in a hospital or recovery center. Help them with a donation of blood to speed their recovery. Be a life saver during this month’s blood drives.  Sunday, May 5 – Cinco de Mayo celebration at the Philippine Cultural Center, Eagle Bay Drive, from 1 until 5 p.m. Five wishes workshop offered Hospice of Okeechobee presents hands on workshop on communicating your ve wishes. Five wishes is a check list which explains the ve wishes in case of serious illness. The date through 2013 are May 2, June 6, July 11, Aug. 1, Sept. 5, Oct. 3, Nov. 7 and Dec. 5. The workshop will be held at the Okeechobee Public Library, 206 S.W. 16th St., at 2 p.m. For information, call 863-467-2321. ACROSS 1 It may be picked 11 Revival figs. 15 Sly role, as a rule 16 Fly on the river, perhaps 17 One who might steal kisses 18 Protected from buffeting 19 Shorten, in a way 20 Smoking choice 21 Big name in test preparation 23 Certain surfers power source 24 Stands in a field? 25 Choice cut 28 Dealt with loose ends 30 Shadow removers 33 Treasure State motto word 34 Intaglio stone 35 Not as refined 36 Times to get ready 37 The Man From U.N.C.L.E.Ž producer 38 Sinuous storytellers 40 One of the noble metals 42 Champion, for one 43 Absinthe flavorings 44 Chicagos __ House 46 Out there to the max 47 Tightly 48 NASCAR no. 51 Doce halved 52 You Should Be DancingŽ group 55 Pre-bar letters 56 Trying to get close to 57 Extremely 58 Cops often take them at crime scenes DOWN 1 Little Organ BookŽ composer 2 Not quite smart? 3 Put away 4 Disclaimer in a quote 5 More likely to ooze 6 Like a pitch thats taken, ironically 7 My wish is ...Ž 8 Tubby leader? 9 1968 newlywed, familiarly 10 Pink Floyds The Wall,Ž e.g. 11 Slip by 12 Chewed on 13 Balancing pros 14 Caught, in a way 22 Useful downloads 23 First U.S. secretary of war (for whom a fort was named) 24 Put into bars, say 25 Defeat badly 26 East Pakistan, today 27 Sonnet likely inspired by Ramses the Great 28 Chairs title, at times 29 Sheriffs outfit 31 Gentlemens second choices? 32 Corkers 36 Sierra Club subj. 38 Sign of an escape? 39 Devils, e.g. 41 Words with organized crime 44 Order clothes 45 Im yours to commandŽ 46 Vigeland Sculpture Park city 47 Crumbly topping 48 Arabian checker 49 Shut (up) 50 In-box queue: Abbr. 53 Fair Deal initials 54 Former comm. giant By Doug Peterson ( c ) 2011 Tribune Media Services Inc. 07/09/11 07/09/11 ANSWER TO PREVIOUS PUZZLE: gy Edited by Rich Norris and Joyce Nichols Lewis xwordeditor@aol.com

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 In this age of exploitive and trashy media, were proud to be different. We believe in operating and publishing our newspaper as a public trust. Fulfilling our public trust requires that we try to bring out the best in our community and its people. We seek the highest common denominators, not the lowest. We dont engage in gutter journalism. We know we can achieve success on the high road. How are we doing? Let us know by emailing feedback@newszap.com or calling your editor.Community Service Through Journalism 5 Okeechobee News May 1, 2013 By Eric KoppOkeechobee News The Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Of ce (OCSO) will hold their annual Law Enforcement Memorial Service on Monday, May 6, beginning at 9 a.m. The program will be held on the front steps of the sheriff’s of ce, 504 N.W. Fourth St. The service will recognize and honor those law enforcement of cers and K-9s w ho lost their lives in 2012, including OCSO K-9 Widgen. Widgen died May 14, 2012, at the age of 13 due to liver cancer. She worked with OCSO Detective Sergeant Jimmy Mills her entire life. She made her rst drug arrest when she was 10 months old. Her nal arrest was in March of last year when she found some marijuana and drug paraphernalia hidden on a woman’s person. According to the Of cer Down Memorial web site ve Florida of cers were killed in the line of duty last year.  Broward County Sheriff’s Of ce Deputy Christopher Allen Schaub, 47, was killed in a motorcycle accident.  Jupiter Police Department Of cer Bruce Edwin St. Laurent, 55, was killed in motorcycle accident.  Sergeant Ruben Howard Thomas III, Fla. Department of Corrections, was stabbed.  Brevard County Sheriff’s Of ce Deputy Barbara Ann Pill was shot to death.  Clay County Sheriff’s Of ce Detective David Adam White was shot to death. In all, 120 of cers were killed across the nation last year. Of those, 47 were killed by gun re; 21 were killed in auto accidents; and, 11 died due to vehicular assault. Georgia led the nation in of cer deaths with seven. Colorado was next with six, and Florida had ve. The Of cer Down web site also indicated that 18 K-9s lost their lives last year. Monday’s local ceremony will include remarks by Sheriff Paul May and Police Chief Denny Davis. Law Enforcement Memorial is May 6 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).  Rodolfo Martinez, 29, S.W. 18th St., Okeechobee, was arrested April 25 by Deputy Bart Potter on a felony charge of domestic battery by strangulation. His bond was set at $2,500.  Stephen Andrew Adkins, 26, N.E. Ninth Lane, Okeechobee, was arrested April 25 by Deputy Leland Schoonmaker on a felony charge of resisting a law enforcement of cer w ith violence and resisting a law enforcement of cer without violence. He is being held on $1,000 bond.  Diane Marie Pino, 44, S.W. 16th Ave., Okeechobee, was arrested April 25 by Deputy John Hazy on an Okeechobee County w arrant charging her with the felony of giving false information to a pawnbroker. Her bond was set at $5,000.  Josuel Tuzul, 30, Osceola St., Indiantown, was arrested April 25 by Deputy Ronald Brown on an Okeechobee County w arrant charging him with the misdemeanors of violation of probation driving under the in uence and violation of probation no v alid driver’s license. He is being held without bond.  Jeb Thomas Smith, 18, S.W. 33rd Circle, Okeechobee, was arrested April 25 by Deputy William Jolly on a felony charge of driving while license suspended habitual offender, and a misdemeanor charge of possession of marijuana under 20 grams. His bond was set at $5,500.  Ramiro Valenzuela Delacruz, 20, N.W. 46th Ave., Okeechobee, was arrested April 26 by Deputy Ronald Brown on an Okeechobee County warrant charging him with the felonies of aggravated kidnapping and lewd or lascivious conduct. He is being held without bond on those charges. Delacruz was arrested on a second warrant that charged him with the felony of interference with child custody. His bond on that charge was set at $75,000.  Justin Wayne Cook, 19, S.E. 33rd Terrace, Okeechobee, was arrested April 27 by Deputy Steven Pollock on a felony charge of grand theft. His bond was set at $5,000.  Kevin Oscar Larson, 27, S.E. 86th Blvd., Okeechobee, was arrested April 27 by Deputy Cody Hurst on an Okeechobee County warrant charging him with the felony of battery, and the misdemeanor of contributing to the delinquency of a child. He was released on his own recognizance.  Alvin Eugene Crowell, 24, S.W. Third Ave., Okeechobee, was arrested April 28 by the Okeechobee Narcotics Task Force on a felony charge of burglary of an unoccupied structure and the misdemeanor of petit theft. His bond was set at $3,000.  Kayla Jasmine Corrales, 18, N.W. 20th St., Okeechobee, was arrested April 28 by Deputy Steven Pollock on Okeechobee County warrants charging her with the felonies of battery on a law enforcement of cer and battery on an emergency medical care provider. Her bond was set at $10,000.  Jose Sanchez, 61, U.S. 441 S.E., Okeechobee, was arrested April 28 by Deputy Sergeant Paul Ferrell on a misdemeanor charge of driving under the in uence. His bond was set at $500.  Robert Earl Davis, 31, S.E. 42nd Trace, Okeechobee, was arrested April 29 by the Okeechobee Narcotics Task Force on felony charges of burglary of a structure while armed, grand theft rearm and possession of a rearm/ammunition by a convicted felon. His bond was set at $30,000.  April Lee Murray, 30, N.E. Third Lane, Okeechobee, was arrested April 30 by the Okeechobee Narcotics Task Force on a felony charge of eeing and eluding a law enforcement of cer, and misdemeanor charges of driving under the in uence and driving while license suspended with knowledge. Her bond was set at $7,000. 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 Eric KoppOkeechobee News A 7-year-old girl was taken to a local hospital after she had allegedly been slapped and battered by her stepfather. Michael Alexander Banda, 30, N.W. 34th A ve., Okeechobee, was arrested early Monday, April 29, on a felony charge of child abuse and a misdemeanor charge of domestic battery. Banda is being held in the Okeechobee County Jail on a bond of $2,500. An arrest report by Deputy Fred Bradley, of the Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Of ce (OCSO), stated the incident apparently started around 10:35 p.m. when the child called her mother and said Banda had been rough with her. Banda, who had reportedly been drinking, had grabbed the girl’s hand and squeezed it to the point that it hurt the child. When the mother returned home she apparently saw Banda pushing the child and she tried to stop him. At that point he reportedly grabbed the woman by her hair and shoved her face into a wall. According to the deputy’s report the 200pound Banda continued to try to get to the child, but the mother used her body to shield her daughter. Banda, continued the deputy, continued to grab both of them by the hair and neck and violently slap them. Deputy Bradley stated the man also punched holes in some walls in the home. “While photographing the child, I asked her to lift her hair so I could photograph her neck. When the child went to do so, she expressed additional pain in her shoulder area,” stated Deputy Bradley. At that point he contacted Okeechobee County Fire/Rescue medical personnel and the child was taken to Raulerson Hospital. The arrest report does not indicate the type of medical treatment given to the child. The deputy also stated that Banda smelled of alcohol and that his speech was slurred. Man accused of battering stepdaughter and wife Michael Banda

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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. A ustin Riley King, 22OKEECHOBEE — Austin Riley King passed away Apr. 29, 2013. He was born Jan. 25, 1991 in Stuart, Fla. to Ernest and A ngela King. He was a graduate of the Class of 2009 of Okeechobee High School. He worked as a screen printer at Teez 2 Pleez. Austin w as part of the body of Christ. His passion was writing music and playing instruments. He attended Focus One in Rockford, Ill. Austin was preceded in death by his cousins, J ustin King and Ellen Rucks; and his grandparents. He is survived by his parents, Ernest and Angela King; sister, Sarah King; loving girlfriend, Margaret McKane, all of Okeechobee; and many loving aunts, uncles, family and friends. Visitation will be 9 a.m. until services at 11 a.m. Fri., May 3, 2013 at First Baptist Church of Okeechobee with Pastor Mike Brown, Pastor Michael Santiago and Pastor Jeff Clemons of ciating. Following the services, the family has inv ited everyone to the Gathering Church for a fellowship meal. Interment at Evergreen Cemetery will be at a later date. Memorials may be made in Austin’s name to The Gathering Youth Ministry. Those wishing to leave a message of condolence may sign the online register book at www. OkeechobeeFuneralHome.com. All arrangements are entrusted to the care of Buxton & Bass Okeechobee Funeral Home, 400 North Parrott Avenue, Okeechobee Florida 34972. Robert Gene Boyle, 79OKEECHOBEE — Robert Gene Boyle died at his residence Tues., Apr. 23, 2013. Mr. Boyle has been a resident of Okeechobee for over 25 years and was a member of the Moose, Eagles, and the VFW. He enjoyed throwing horseshoes, shing, boating and traveling in his RV. He also served in the US Navy. He is survived by his four sons, R-Tom Boyle (Debbie) of Louisville, Ky., John Boyle of Iowa, Dean Boyle of Palm Bay, and Kevin Boyle (Amy) of Lantana; sisters, Shirley Martineau and Ruthann Pacwic (Vic) all of Collinsville, Ill. Mr. Boyle is also survived by his ve grandchildren; six great grandchildren; his lifelong love, Joyce Boyle; and best friends, JD and Connie Davis of Okeechobee. A graveside service was held at the South Florida National Cemetery on Mon., Apr. 29, 2013. All arrangements were under the direction and care of Matthew and Paul Buxton of the BuxtonSeawinds Funeral Home and Crematory, 3833 SE 18th Terrace, Okeechobee, FL 34974.Robert D. Bucklew, 84OKEECHOBEE — Robert D. Bucklew died and went home to be with his Lord, Sun., Apr. 28, 2013, at Lawnwood Regional Medical Center. Originally from Massillon, Ohio, Mr. Bucklew was the son of Kenneth and Carrie, being born Dec. 13, 1928, in Beach Grove, Ohio. He grew up in East Greenville, Ohio, and attended Washington High School and served in the US Army from 1948-52 where he attained the rank of Sergeant First Class. He was stationed in Landshut, Germany, from 1949-52 and he was awarded the permanent rank of Corporal. Upon returning from service in Germany, he resumed his job at Republic Steel where he began in 1947. He worked at Republic Steel for 40 years before retiring in 1987. While working at Republic, he also started his own business in 1972, Bob Bucklew Roo ng and Spouting, which he owned and operated along with his ve sons until 1983. For several years after retiring he would spend the winters in Florida until making Okeechobee his permanent residence in 2003. Bob was a former member of the Massillon Baptist Temple and was at the time of his death a member of Oakview Baptist Church here in Okeechobee. He was an avid golfer for many years and recorded three holes-in-one. He also loved to sh for walleyes in Canada and crappies (Specks) in the Kissimmee River here in Florida. Bob was preceded in death by his parents and his rst wife of 48 years, Carolyn; and brothers, Jim and Kenneth, Jr. He is survived by his present wife, Edith Wickham of Okeechobee; ve sons, Roger Bucklew (Lori) of Canton, Ohio, Dennis Bucklew (Carol) of Canton, Ohio, Tim Bucklew (Jackie) of Navarre, Ohio, Curtis Bucklew (Lori Jenkins) of Massillon, Ohio, and Kevin Bucklew (Dora) of Beach City, Ohio. He is also survived by 11 grandchildren; 21 great grandchildren; as well as his three sisters, Eileen Raymer (Jim) of Okeechobee, Beatrice “Sis” Musser of Massilon, Ohio and Jean Mummertz (Leo) of Massillon, Ohio. A memorial service will be held in Ohio at a later date. The family would like to thank the nurses and doctors at Raulerson and Lawnwood Hospitals. In lieu of owers, donations may be made to Oakview Baptist Church, 677 SW 32 St., Okeechobee, FL 34974. Friends may leave condolences at www.buxtonseawinds.com. All arrangements are under the direction and care of Matthew and Paul Buxton of BuxtonSeawinds Funeral Home and Crematory, 3833 SE 18th Terrace. Okeechobee, FL 34974. Obituaries 6 Okeechobee News May 1, 2013 View obituaries from the past month at http://www.legacy.com Auxiliary hosting dinnerCypress Hut Eagles auxiliary will serve open-faced hot turkey sandwiches by Carla and Debbie on Wednesday, May 1 Proceeds go to the auxiliary community charity fund. On Thursday, May 2, the Aerie will serve spaghetti dinners by Dennis. Proceeds go to the Diabetes Research Fund. Both start at 5:30 p.m. and the public is welcome. For information, call Cypress Hut Eagles 4509 at 863-467-1154.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 of citizens interested in promoting healthy families and healthy outcomes for babies in Okeechobee. For information, contact executive director Kay Begin at 863-462-5877.Library is hosting programAt the Okeechobee County Library on Thursday, May 2 at 5 p.m., anthropologist Catherine Smith will present a traveling exhibition about the people of the Belle Glade Culture entitled “We Were Here.” This is the rst-ever comprehensive exhibition for the public about the people who lived throughout the Kissimmee River/Lake Okeechobee Basin for 3,000 years and were at the height of their in uence at the time the Spanish arrived in 1513. For more information, call 863-763-3536.Martha’s House plans saleMartha’s House will have a one-day yard sale on Thursday, May 2 from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. at 4134 U.S. 441 N. For information, call 863-763-2893.OHS troupe staging playOHS Drama Troupe 7319 will present “Once upon A Mattress” on Thursday, May 2 ; Friday, May 3; and, May 10th and 11th. Shows start at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $5 for students and $10 for adults. For information, contact Ms. Raulerson at 863-462-5025, ext. 8011.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 $30 per twoperson 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.Kentucky Derby Party slatedVeterans of Foreign Wars Post 9528, in Buckhead Ridge is hosting a Kentuck y Derby Party Saturday, May 4, starting at 3 p.m. Come dressed in your Derby Day hat. There will be food, drink and a 139th Derb y basket give-away. Proceeds support veteran and family needs. The event is open to th e public. For information, call the post at 863467-2882.Cinco De Mayo event plannedOkeechobee Nonpro t Housing will hos t a Cinco De Mayo Family Festival on Sunday, May 5, at the Phil American Cultural Foundation Complex, 5154 S.W. 16th Ave., from 3 to 9 p.m. There will be food, music, arts and crafts, games, pinatas, bounce houses, slides, pony rides, a martial arts demonstration and soccer and volleyball competitions. Admission is free but there will be a $5-pervehicle fee for parking. To sign up as a vendor, please go to the Okeechobee Nonpro t Housing of ce at 115 S.W. Fifth Ave.OCSO is hosting memorialThe Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Ofce (OCSO) will hold their annual Law Enforcement Memorial Service Monday, Ma y 6, beginning at 9 a.m. on the front steps o f the sheriff’s of ce, 504 N.W. Fourth St. Th e service will recognize and honor those la w enforcement of cers and K-9s who lost thei r lives in 2012, including OCSO K-9 Widgen who died May 14.Camp sign-ups start May 6Registration for Okeechobee Count y “Survivor” Summer Camp will start Monday, May 6, from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., at th e Okeechobee Sports Complex, 640 N.W. 27th Lane. Spots are available on a rst-come, rst-served basis. Registration will continu e through May 31. The camp will be June 17Aug. 2, Monday to Friday, from 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. at the Okeechobee County Civi c Center, 1750 U.S. 98 N. For information, contact the Okeechobee Parks and Recreation Department at 863-763-6950.ConKerr Cancer “sit & sew”ConKerr Cancer’s mission is to provid e children with cancer or other life changing illnesses a feeling of warmth and lov e through the simple gift of a pillowcase. Ou r next “sit & sew” will be held on Tuesday, May 7 from 10:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. at th e Okeechobee Presbyterian Church on Parrot t Avenue. Bring your sewing machine and fabric and sew with other ladies in our community who want to help make a differenc e to a sick child. We will sew pillowcases fo r boys again this month and still have som e kits available for you to sew. All of our pillowcases will be donated to St. Mary’s Hospital, Palms West and Lakeside Hospital in Belle Glade. If you have child-friendly cotton fabric you would like to donate, please call Joan at 863-467-0290. Community Events Brought to you by:“Your Air Conditioning and Plumbing Specialist”863.763.6461Lic#CAC1817236

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The operation was a joint effort between the Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Of ce (OCSO), the Okeechobee City Police Department (OCPD) and agencies from surrounding counties. According to information released by the sheriff’s of ce the total value of the items collected in the collection amnesty event w as $272,280. “These types of operations are essential in assisting citizens with cleaning out their medicine cabinets,” said OCSO Major Noel Stephen. “Properly disposing of these medications will not allow them to fall into the wrong hands. Thank you to everyone who participated.” Collecting these unwanted or out-of-date medications also keeps them off the street and out of the sewer systems. These medicines will now be packaged, and destroyed at a later date. OCSO Public Information Of cer Michele Bell said the sheriff’s of ce will accept prescription medications at any time throughout the year. Just take the items to the sheriff’s of ce at 504 N.W. Fourth St. There will be no paperwork to ll out and no questions asked. For information, contact the sheriff’s ofce at 863-763-3117. Over $270,000 in unwanted medications are turned in By Eric KoppOkeechobee News While working a special detail at the Okeechobee County AgriCivic Center, a drug task force detective arrested two men for allegedly snorting cocaine in a portable bathroom. Arrested on a felony charge of possession of cocaine were Arturo Torres, 16, Carefree Cove Drive in West Palm Beach and Javier Castoreia, 21, S.W. Monaco Ave., Port St. Lucie. Both men were booked into the Okeechobee County Jail. Bond for Torres was set at $5,000 and Castoreia’s bond was set at $2,500. Records show both men have been released on bond. The detective’s arrest report indicated he was working the Sunday, April 28, event w hen he saw, through a partially open door, Torres and Castoreia in a portable toilet. Both men were reportedly seen “... snif ng something and then rubbing their ngers around their gums.” The detective, along with Deputy Yamil Astacio of the Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Of ce (OCSO) stopped the men as they walked out of the toilet. A white powder substance was plainly visible around the men’s noses, the detective added. While doing a pat down of Torres the detective stated that two bags, each containing a white powder, were found in his pants. A eld test on the powder in the bags allegedly indicated a positive result for the presence of cocaine. The alleged cocaine weighed 2.8 grams, the report pointed out. Deputy Astacio searched Castoreia but nothing was found. According to the detective’s report, he swabbed the noses of both men then conducted a eld test on the cotton swabs. Those tests also indicated a positive result for the presence of cocaine, the detective stated. The detective went on to state that Torres said he bought the alleged coke from Castoreia for $50 while at the event. Men reportedly caught ‘snif ng’ cocaine Arturo Torres By Eric KoppOkeechobee News A Douglas Park man was sent to a local hospital with gunshot wounds to an arm and leg, but he refused to tell a deputy investigating the case who shot him. Deputy Fred Bradley, of the Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Of ce (OCSO), stated in his report that the alleged incident occurred shortly before midnight on Friday, April 26. The v ictim was apparently shot while attending a cookout in the 1400 block of N.E. Fifth St. The victim, who had a friend take him to Raulerson Hospital, suffered a gunshot wound to the upper portion of his left arm and another wound to his lower left leg. Neither wound was life threatening, stated Deputy Bradley. The deputy’s report stated a bullet could not be found in either wound. Deputy Bradley, and several other deputies, returned to Douglas Park to search the scene. During that search in the 600 block of N.E. Seventh St. they reportedly found nine .40 caliber shell casings, one spent bullet of unknown type and caliber and one wrist watch with a broken band. According to Deputy Bradley the victim’s mother tried to get her son to cooperate, but he refused. Gunshot victim won’t give up shooter Javier Castoreia

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 florida.newszap.com Come see for yourself!Check out these new features: • Daily Local News Updates • New interactive and easy to navigate format • Plus much, much more! CANCER worrying you?Do you need to talk about it?Big Lake Cancer Center1115 NorthParrott Ave € OkeechobeeRamesh Kumar, MD € William Crook, MD € Julie Santelli, MD, BoardCertified Radiation Oncologists Call: 863.467.9500 FREE Hour Counseling Session RADIATION ONCOLOGISTS FAMILY MEDICINE Raulerson Primary Care 202 NE 2nd Ave Okeechobee, FL 863-467-2159 Jose Villarreal, D.O.is a Family Medicine Doctor who is Board Certified by the American Osteopathic Board of Family Physicians. Of“ ce Hours: M-T 8-5 € F 8-4 Closed for Lunch 12-1Accepting New Patients of all agesraulersonprimarycare.com PODIATRIST DID YOU KNOW... HERE AT FLORIDA FOOT SPECIALIST WE TREAT THE FOLLOWING? Ankle Fractures • Foot Fractures Foot Ulcers • Venous Stasis Ulcers Leg Infections We Also Offer Testing for PAD (Peripheral Arterial Disease) 235 NE 19 th Dr. Shariff & Dr. Roberts treat all forms of fractures & trauma of the foot & leg!Ph: (863) 657-4444 ORTHOPAEDICS Introducing Dr. Benjamin Epstein Dr. Epstein is an experienced orthopaedic surgeon, who has been in practice for 20 years. Dr. Epstein is Board Certi“ed by the American Osteopathic Academy of Orthopedics. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 863-357-0540. Orthopaedic Specialists at Raulerson offers a full range of orthopaedic services including: Replacements & Sports Medicine Great Orthopaedic CareRight Here in OkeechobeeMost insurances and Medicare are accepted.Orthopaedic Specialists at Raulerson is located at 1924 Hwy 441N, Okeechobee (just north of the Hospital, in the blue-roof building) Call for an appointment 863-357-0540. We Treat Kids Too! Many Americans are so busy working and taking care of their families that when an injury or illness occurs they may not have a trusted healthcare partner to turn to. Make time for your health by beginning a relationship with a Primary Care Physician. It isnt expensive or time consuming, but having an existing relationship with a trusted medical professional will be a comfort to you and your family when you experience an unexpected medical issue. Raulerson Primary Care is a conveniently located Family Medicine Practice right here in Okeechobee. Raulerson Primary Care accepts new patients of all ages and the staff members are ” uent in Spanish. The provider, Dr. Jose Villarreal, is Board certi“ ed by the American Osteopathic Board of Family Physicians. Primary Care Physicians like Dr. Villarreal not only treat patients medical conditions, provide sports physicals, and refer patients to a specialist if necessary; they also perform another important service, which is preventative healthcare. Whether you suffer from high blood pressure, diabetes, high cholesterol or are in good physical health, consider scheduling an annual wellness visit with a primary care provider, like Dr. Jose Villarreal. The staff at Raulerson Many Americans are without a primary care physician Primary Care are ready to meet you and your family and be your trusted source for primary care. 9 Okeechobee News May 1, 2013

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Board Certified Optometrists Silviano Matamoros, M.D. Board Certified Eye Physician & Surgeon UROLOGY DENTAL SURGERY DAVID A. SIGALOW, M.D.Board Certi“ ed In UrologySpecializing in: € Adult & Pediatric Urology € Bladder & Kidney Infections € Impotence/Implants € No Scalpel Vasectomy 215 N.E. 19th Dr. • Okeechobee 863-763-0217 Okeechobee Dental We Specialize In:• Root Canals • Dental Implants • Laser Periodental Therapy • Oral Surgery & Teeth ExtractionsIV & Oral Sedation Available113 NE 19th Drive • OkeechobeeHOURS: Mon, Tues, Thurs., Fri. 9-5BilingualHealthy Kids863-261-8273 Surgery Specialists GYNECOLOGIST James E. Bradfield, MD FACOGGynecology Board Certified € L o s s o f L i b i d o € E n d o m e t r i o s i s € U r i n e C o n t r o l € I n f e r t i l i t y € M e n s t r u a l A b n o r m a l i t i e s € S t e r i l i z a t i o n € L a s e r S u r g e r y € M i n i m a l l y I n v a s i v e S u r g e r y All Major Insurances Accepted Email: drbradfield@earthlink.net 863-763-80001713 Hwy 441 N, Suite F, Okeechobee The 2012 – 2013 Medical Information Guide is available online at specialsections.newszap.com 10 Okeechobee News May 1, 2013 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 Wells Brakke. Supplies required, limited available space. For more information, call 863-7632864. Life Community Church 701 S. Parrott A ve. (across street from Golden Corral). Will host free movie night, Friday, May 3, at 7 p.m. Movie and refreshments are free. The movie w ill be “The Grace Card.” 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., June 10 through June 14. This is a class for all ages. Call 863-763-5845 if y ou have questions. Life Community Church 701 S. Parrott Ave. has a continuing audio presentation of the Holy Bible being read from the easy to understand, New International Version each Sunday evening beginning at 6 p.m. Copies of the NIV Bible are available free to anyone who would like to read along as the audio is presented. Come explore the magni cence of God’s Word as it is read to you by professional audio. The public is invited. There is a Community Gospel Sing at the Seventh Day Christian Church at 912 N.W. Park St. (S.R. 70) every Tuesday at 7 p.m. Anyone can participate in singing or playing guitar, banjo, mandolin, ddle, do-bro, and harmonica—come and enjoy! Jesus Holy Ghost Crusade is asking for the community to 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 863-6349294 Emmaline or Crystal 863612-6395 we will pick up. Church of God of Prophecy has an Open Arms Ministry, at 102 N.W. 10th Street. The Hurting Women’s Ministry meets on the second and fourth Friday of each month at 7 p.m. This is a ministry for women of all ages who are going through or have been through crisis in their lives. For more information, please call 863-254-8304. The Peace Lutheran Church Quilters meet every Tuesday in the Fellowship Hall. Anyone who loves to quilt or wishes to learn is welcome to join the group at 11 a.m. Bring a snack for lunch break. Dessert and coffee is furnished. The Peace Lutheran Church has a wonderful ministry to youth called CRAVE Youth Ministry. Starting in April, the Crave Youth group at Peace Lutheran Church will meet on Mondays from 4:30 6 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall/Youth Loft. All youth grades 6 through 12 are invited to come join the fun and fellowship, and share an awesome Bible study, “Life Choices”. It helps teen deal with peer pressure, divorce and self-injury. Every teen is welcome! If you would like to know more about Peace Lutheran Church, our faith and fellowship, you are invited to join the Discover Peace Class. For more information, call 863-763-5042. Buckhead Ridge Baptist Church, 1731 Hunter Rd., Buckhead Ridge has Missions for women on the third Tuesday of the month at 6:30 p.m. Brotherhood for men meet on the same night, at same time. Dessert and coffee. The Okeechobee News welcomes news from area churches for this column. E-mail okeenews@ newszap.com. Churches plan movie, concert, VBS and more

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 valid through June 1, 2013Coupon must be presented at time of service 11 Okeechobee News May 1, 2013 unbuckled her seat belt and put her head between her legs. I saw that and knew it w asn’t normal,” said John. “We were going down the road and I saw the driver start to collapse. When I heard Nikita (LaDuke, 15, another passenger on the bus) scream ‘Oh, my God!’ I jumped past her and grabbed the steering wheel in my left hand while my right hand was going up and down the console to get the ignition key.” By now both he and Nikita were with the driver and trying to prop her up in the driver’s seat. While on her hands and knees Nikita, continued John, reached down with one hand and depressed the brake pedal to stop the bus. “Nikita slammed on the brakes and I still had hold of the wheel and then I turned off the key. I then turned the key to auxiliary and reached up and grabbed the microphone and told dispatch what happened,” he explained, adding that he also gave the school district’s dispatch center their location. He and Nikita then helped the driver to the steps of the bus where they sat her down. “Her face was white. For her usual complexion, she was pale,” he recalled. By this time the front and back tires on the right side of the bus were in a ditch. “When we got off the bus the steps were over the grass,” he said, adding that none of the students were injured. John, who plans on enlisting in the U.S. Army as soon as he graduates, said another bus arrived in what seemed like seconds. “We got on that bus and left,” John said. “I didn’t hear her say anything. I didn’t see her vomit at all. I think Nikita’s father showed up and may have been talking to her.” He then said Walter, the last person off the bus, gave the driver a soft pat on the back. “It was incredible what these students did,” said Joani Ard, assistant superintendent of schools. “The young girl was the rst to notice and called out to the driver and ran forward to assist her. The young man came from the back of the bus and they immediately began to assist the driver and radio for help. It was impressive.” It’s still not known what caused the driver to collapse. When asked, Mrs. Ard said she could not discuss the matter at this time. She did say that school district employees, including bus drivers, must be able to do their jobs. If there is concern about the health or tness of an employee, the district can request they be tested for their tness. “Absolutely it’s important for bus drivers. We’re looking at the inherent safety of the students. We make sure they’re able to do their jobs,” added Mrs. Ard. As for John, he said he feared for the other students on the bus and if something needed to be done to help them, then he’s going go do it. As he exited the stopped school bus not only did he step off into a ditch, he also noticed that the bus was perilously close to U.S. 98 N. When asked how close, he replied “not far away at all.” “I’m not a great judge of distance, but it was too close for comfort,” he said. BUSContinued From Page 1 in resolving the salary and three other less important issues. An impasse was declared earlier this year. Mr. Lurie’s role is to hear the evidence and give an advisory opinion. The district’s argument has centered on their claims that revenues have dropped, expenses have exceeded revenues, there are fewer students to educate and their fund balance has dwindled to dangerously low levels. The school board policy states the fund balance should not drop below 5 percent. The union claims the fund balance is actually at 16 percent and the scal crisis has been overblown. Superintendent Ken Kenworthy presented 36 pages of information to Mr. Lurie and the union representative Diane Falvo also presented a number of documents that attempted to counteract the points Mr. Kenworthy made. The district has requested that salaries be frozen and no step increases be given this year. A step increase and a longevity pay for those at the top step would cost the district $556,095 this year. Mr. Kenworthy said Okeechobee Count y teachers’ salaries are competitive with districts with similar student enrollment like Jackson, Gadsden, Levy and Hendry counties. He also suggested the district has made an effort to drastically reduce administrative costs. In 2010-2011 administrative costs were about $846 per student. In 2011-2012, administrative costs were $665 per student, a 21-percent decrease. Mrs. Falvo presented a much different picture of the nancial situation. She said the district has created the economic crisis and that the district fund balance is over three times as large as the district claims. She said the cost of the salary package proposed by the union, actually costs the district $25,000 less than the 2011-2012 package. Instructional costs are down $1.8 million since 2009 in Okeechobee schools, the union countered. This is because many veteran teachers retired and also due to the elimination of non-essential teaching positions due to attrition and other reasons. There have been no teacher layoffs in Okeechobee. Both sides will present briefs to Mr. Lurie by May 24. He will have 15 calendar days from the date he receives the briefs to give his non-binding recommendations. SCHOOLContinued From Page 1

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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. Glock 17C w/50rds Ammo $600.00, S&W Model 66 .357mag $525.00, S&W Model 642 .38cal Air Weight $325.00, AR-15 5.56 w/400rds TAP Ammo $2,800.00 863-623-6814 GENERAC GENERATOR 7500 WATT ON WHEELS IN LIKE NEW CONDITION ONLY RUN FOR ONE HOUR. 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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 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 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 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 Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY. CIVIL DIVISION. CASE NO. 2013-CP-32 IN RE: The Estate of CATHERINE LYNN TOWNSEND, Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of CATHERINE LYNN TOWNSEND. deceased, whose date of death was November 22, 2010, is pending in the Circuit Court for Okeechobee County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee. Florida 34972. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representative’s attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent’s estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must le their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent’s estate must le their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION LEGAL NOTICE A public auction will be held at BMJ Towing, Inc. Lot at 414 South Parrott Avenue, Okeechobee, Florida 34974 on Friday the 17th day of 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 1FAHP35N68W172293 2008 FORD FOCUS WHITE 1G6CD5380M4313191 1991 CADILAC WHITE 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. 442368 ON 5/1/2013 13 Okeechobee News May 1, 2013 OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA STATUTES WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT’S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The rst publication date of this notice is: May 1, 2013. Personal Representative: SHAWN TOWNSEND 6675 SE 67th Trail Okeechobee, FL 34974 COLIN M. CAMERON, ESQ. 200 N.E. 4th Avenue Okeechobee, FL 34972 (863) 763-8600 Fla. Bar No. 270441 colin@ccameronlaw.com 442340 ON 5/1,8/2013 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 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 22nd day of May, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment of Foreclosure: LOT 16 DEER PARK ACRES, A IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 47-2009-CA-000441 BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., Plaintiff, VS. DIANE SCHORR et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Mortgage Foreclosure dated November 29, 2012 and entered in Case No. 47-2009-CA-000441 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 DIANE SCHORR; BRIDLEWOOD RANCHES 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 29th day of May, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: PARCEL 23, BRIDLEWOOD RANCHES, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 7, PAGE 34, PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA A/K/A 2031 SE 137TH WAY, 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 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 09000563CA BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., Plaintiff, VS. ROCHELLE WALTERS et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Mortgage Foreclosure dated November 29, 2012 and entered in Case No. 09000563CA 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 ROCHELLE WALTERS; BRIDLEWOOD RANCHES 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 29th day of May, 2013 the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: PARCEL 22, BRIDLEWOOD RANCHES, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 7, PAGE 34, PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. A/K/A XXXX SE 137TH WAY, OKEECHOBEE, FL 34972 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must le a claim within sixty (60) days after the sale. WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of this Court on December 4, 2012. SHARON ROBERTSON Clerk of Circuit Court BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk Ronald R Wolfe & Associates, P.L. P.O. Box 25018 Tampa, Florida 33622-5018 F10109377 COUNTRY-Cony-Team 6 F10109377 **See Americans with Disabilities Act Florida Rules of Judicial Administration Rule 2.540 Notices to Persons With Disabilities If you 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 Find it faster. Sell it sooner in the classifiedsare 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. 432666 ON 5/1,8/2013 claim within sixty (60) days after the sale. WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of this Court on December 4, 2012. SHARON ROBERTSON Clerk of Circuit Court BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk Ronald R Wolfe & Associates, P.L. P.O. Box 25018 Tampa, Florida 33622-5018 F09070731 NBNY-CONV--Team 6 F09070731 **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. 432669 ON 5/1,8/2013 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 for 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 o f Judicial Administration Rule 2.540 Notices to Persons With Disabilities If you are a person with a disability who needs an y 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. 437299 ON 4/24;5/1/2013 Reading a newspaper provides the opportunity to get involved in your community.No wonder newspaper readers are more popular!

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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION Case #: 2012-CA-000294 JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association Plaintiff, -VS.Erick O. Alvarez and Erica Alvarez, His Wife; JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association; 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-000294 of the Circuit Court of the 19th Judicial Circuit in and for Okeechobee County, Florida, wherein JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association, Plaintiff and Erick O. Alvarez and Erica Alvarez, His Wife 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 29, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to-wit: LOT 7 LESS THE NORTH 66.00 FEET THEREOF, AND ALL OF LOT 8, BLOCK 6, 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 you 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) 8074370 O’mwen 7 jou avan ke ou gen pou-ou paret nan tribunal, ou imediatman ke ou resevwa avis sa-a ou si le ke ou gen pou-ou ale nan tribunal-la mwens ke 7 jou; Si ou pa ka tande ou pale byen, rele 711. DATED: 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 438532 ON 5/1,8/2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE #: 2010-CA-000411 OneWest Bank, FSB Plaintiff, -VS.SHERRY STEVENS; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF SHERRY STEVENS; JACK STEVENS; UNKNOWN TENANT #1; UNKNOWN TENANT #2 Defendant(s). NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order of Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated November 29, 2012, entered in Civil Case No. 2010CA-000411 of the Circuit Court of the 19th Judicial Circuit in and for Okeechobee County, Florida, wherein OneWest Bank, FSB, Plaintiff and Sherry Stevens are defendant(s), I, will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at 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 29, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to-wit: A PARCEL OF LAND LOCATED IN THE SW 1/4 OF SECTION 9, TOWNSHIP 36 SOUTH, RANGE 35 EAST, MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCING AT THE SE CORNER OF SECTION 9, TOWNSHIP 36 SOUTH, RANGE 35 EAST, AND RUN N 8942’37”E ALONG THE SOUTH BOUNDARY OF SECTION 10, A DISTANCE OF 1,559.51 FEET TO THE WEST BOUNDARY OF SR 15, THENCE RUN N 0534’30” E ALONG THE WEST BOUNDARY OF SAID SR 15, A DISTANCE OF 1,003.07 FEET TO A POINT ON THE SOUTH BOUNDARY OF A COUNTY ROAD KNOWN AS “SPICY ISLAND ROAD”, THENCE RUN N 8353’44” ALONG THE SOUTHERLY BOUNDARY OF SAID COUNTY ROAD A DISTANCE OF 5,061.38 FEET FOR A POINT OF BEGINNING. SAID POINT BEING THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF LAND CONVEYED TO VERN R. HUFFMAN AND MARIE HUFFMAN, HIS WIFE BY WARRANTY DEED DATED FEBRUARY 2,1973 AND RECORDED IN O.R. BOOK 144, PAGE 811, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY RECORDS. FROM SAID POINT OF BEGINNING RUN SOUTH 0606’34” WEST, A DISTANCE OF 375.51 FEET, THENCE RUN S 8353’44” EAST, PARALLEL TO THE SOUTH BOUNDARY OF SAID COUNTY ROAD, A DISTANCE OF 356 FEET, THENCE RUN N 0606’34” EAST, A DISTANCE OF 375.51 FEET TO THE SOUTH BOUNDARY OF SAID COUNTY ROAD, THENCE RUN N 8353’44” WEST, A DISTANCE OF 356 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. ALSO DESCRIBED AS TRACT 123 OF AN UNRECORDED SURVEY DATED MARCH 12, 1973. 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 id. 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. SHARON ROBERTSON CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT Okeechobee County, Florida BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk of Court 432760 ON 5/1,8/2013 Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice 14 Okeechobee News May 1, 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, V S. T ERRY 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 RESIDENT IAL 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 A M 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 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 READING A NEWSPAPER...leads you to the best products and services. OKEECHOBEE—A 22-year-old Okeechobee man died early Monday morning, April 29, in a one-vehicle crash on S.W. 16th Street. According to Florida Highway Patrol crash investigator Trooper Corporal Vernon D. Slater Jr.’s report, Austin Riley King was driving westbound on the street in a 2003 Mitsubishi around 1:26 a.m. He apparently lost control of the vehicle as he approached the curve to S.W. 48th Avenue. The vehicle travelled in a southwesterly direction onto the unpaved shoulder of the road, colliding with two traf c signs, and then into a ditch, the report continues. The driver died in the crash. There were no passengers in the car, stated the report. Damages to the car were estimated at $10,000. The FHP report indicates the accident is still under investigation. Local man dies in car crash operate their machines. Detective Lieutenant Brad Stark, along with Detective Bill Saum of the Okeechobee City Police Department (OCPD) explained to owners and managers that the arcade machines are now illegal and, as of April 10, it is a felony to operate those machines. They also explained to those operating these machines that the local law enforcement agencies are giving them, as a courtesy, a grace period to come into compliance. Lt. Stark said they have until May 15 to become compliant. If the sheriff’s of ce or police department receives a complaint that machines are still in operation on May 16, arrests will be made. The lieutenant also explained to operators that while they were being given a grace period by local law enforcement that doesn’t mean that a state agency, such as the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE), won’t come in and shut them down and start making arrests. Those playing the machines can also be arrested, but that charge is a misdemeanor. Lt. Stark said he and Detective Saum have talked to restaurants, bars, service clubs, veteran’s organizations and adult arcades about the new law. So far, said Lt. Stark, people have listened to him and agreed to shut down their machines. “They’ve been very cooperative—understanding and cooperative,” said Lt. Stark Tuesday. While some area adult arcades have already shut their doors, Lt. Stark said others have made their machines inoperative. “All of the restaurants are in compliance. The civic and veterans groups have also shut down,” he added. “At this time, two of the adult arcades are still active. The Flamingo will shut down May 13.” The law, HB-155, was approved in response to a three-year federal and state investigation into illegal gambling at internet cafes af liated with Allied Veterans of the World—a St. Augustine-based charity group. It has been alleged that Allied Veterans and their af liates collected $300 million in revenue but only donated $6 million to charity. Former Florida Lieutenant Governor Jennifer Carrol resigned in the wake of that probe and subsequent arrests because she had once worked as a consultant for Allied Veterans. To date, she has not been accused of any wrongdoing. Assistant State Attorney Ashley Albright explained that there are exceptions to this law, but they apply mainly to those places frequented by children. Examples of legal games would be a basketball game where the player shoots a ball at a hoop. These amusement centers, to be legal, must have over 50 coin operated machines that are not casino-style games in which the outcome is not predictable by the player or the player cannot control the outcome by skill. “If it (the game) involves chance, it is illegal,” he said. Another exception, he continued, would be if a center has 50 machines and only gives out prizes in toys and novelties. The value o f these ‘prizes’ cannot exceed .75 cents per game played. Or, he continued, it can be an aggregate. “Say, if you win 10 games you can onl y win up to $7.50. For example, you could win a teddy bear. They cannot give out gift cards or alcoholic beverages,” he explained. “This statute is carved out to make a place for a child. A prime example would be Chuck E Cheese’s.” In short, he said, the state is “trying to prevent gambling.” So, for now, local operations have until mid May to become compliant. After that, all bets are off. “We’re doing this as a courtesy,” said Lt. Stark. “We’re notifying the community that to participate in gambling is a misdemeanor, and it’s a felony to operate a gambling establishment. “We’re not closing anyone down. We’re making it clear that these establishments understand Florida state statutes. It’s illegal to have these machines,” he added. Lt. Stark said he had no idea how man y employees of these operations would be impacted by their closing. What about Mr. Wooley? He’s had his job at the Flamingo since February. “I guess I’ll nd another job—hopefully,” he said. ARCADEContinued From Page 1 Okeechobee News/ Eric KoppOCSO’s Detective Lieutenant Brad Stark (right) explained the new law dealing with arcades Monday, April 29, to Chad Wooley (left), an employee at the Flamingo Arcade on U.S. 441 S. The law, HB-155, states that those businesses operating arcades with games of chance must shut their doors.

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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. Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice 15 Okeechobee News May 1, 2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. CASE NO: 2012-CA-215 SEACOAST NATIONAL BANK, A NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, Plaintiff, VS. RICHARD J. ANAYA; THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF RICHARD J. ANAYA a/k/a LAURIE ELLEN DUNCAN a/k/a LAURIE ELLEN ANAYA; CITIBANK, N.A.; and all unknown parties claiming interests by, through, under or against a named defendant to this action, or having or claiming to have any right, title or interest in the property herein described, Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated June 21, 2012, and entered in Case No. 2012-CA-215, of the Circuit Court of the 19th Judicial Circuit in and for Okeechobee County, Florida, wherein SEACOAST NATIONAL BANK, is the Plaintiff and RICHARD J. ANAYA; THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF RICHARD J. ANAYA a/k/a LAURIE ELLEN DUNCAN a/k/a LAURIE ELLEN ANAYA; CITIBANK, N.A., are Defendants, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the OKEECHOBEE COUNTY JUDICIAL CENTER, 312 NW 3rd Street, JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM, SECOND FLOOR, OKEECHOBEE, FLORIDA 34972, at 11:00 a.m. on the 29th day of May 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: A PARCEL OF LAND LYING IN SECTION 22, TOWNSHIP 36 SOUTH, RANGE 33 EAST, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCING AT THE SOUTH ONE-QUARTER (1/4) CORNER OF SAID SECTION 22, BEAR NORTH 8925’32” WEST ALONG THE SOUTH LINE OF SECTION 22, TO THE INTERSECTION WITH THE EAST RIGHT OF WAY LINE OF THE FLOOD CONTROL DISTRICT TIEBACK LEVEE AND ACCESS ROAD TO STRUCTURE 65-D, A DISTANCE OF 905.22 FEET; THENCE BEAR NORTH 0107’16” EAST, ALONG THE SAID EAST RIGHT OF WAY LINE OF THE FLOOD CONTROL DISTRICT TIEBACK LEVEE AND ACCESS ROAD TO S 65-D, A DISTANCE OF 475.00 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE CONTINUE NORTH 0107’ 16” EAST, ALONG THE EAST RIGHT OF WAY LINE OF THE FLOOD CONTROL DISTRICT TIEBACK LEVEE AND ACCESS ROAD TO S 65-D, A DISTANCE OF 185.00 FEET; THENCE BEAR SOUTH 8925’32” EAST, A DISTANCE OF 660.00 FEET; THENCE BEAR NORTH 0107’16” EAST, PARALLEL WITH THE EAST RIGHT OF WAY LINE OF THE FLOOD CONTROL DISTRICT TIE-BACK LEVEE AND ACCESS ROAD TO S 65-D, A DISTANCE OF 660.00 FEET; THENCE BEAR SOUTH 8925’32” EAST, PARALLEL WITH THE SOUTH LINE OF SECTION 22, TO THE INTERSECTION WITH THE WEST LINE OF THAT PARCEL OF LAND DESCRIBED IN O.R. BOOK 258, PAGE 283, PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA, A DISTANCE OF 377.54 FEET; THENCE BEAR SOUTH 0036’06” WEST, ALONG THE SAID WEST LINE OF THAT PARCEL OF LAND DESCRIBED IN O.R. BOOK 258, PAGE 283, A DISTANCE OF 852.27 FEET; THENCE BEAR NORTH 8736’20” WEST, A DISTANCE OF 1005.47 FEET; THENCE BEAR SOUTH 0107’16” WEST, PARALLEL WITH THE EAST RIGHT OF WAY LINE OF THE FLOOD CONTROL DISTRICT TIE-BACK LEVEE AND ACCESS ROAD TO S 65-D, A DISTANCE OF 25.00 FEET; THENCE BEAR NORTH 8852’44” WEST, A DISTANCE OF 40.00 FEET, TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. Property address: 8288 NW 144th Trail, Okeechobee, FL 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 WITH-IN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Corrie Johnson, ADA coordinator, 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port Saint Lucie, FL 34986 (772) 807-7370 within 2 working days of your receipt of this Notice if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. Dated the 22nd day of February, 2013. SHARON ROBERTSON Clerk of Circuit Court BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk Attorney for Plaintiff: Devin R. Maxwell, Esq. MAXWELL & MAXWELL, P.A. Florida Bar No.: 172693 405 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 34972 (863) 763-1119 Telephone 438692 ON 5/1,8/2013 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

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 florida.newszap.com Check out these new features: • Daily Local News Updates • New interactive and easy to navigate format • Plus much, much more!Come see for yourself! CFA022585 CAC1817236 Echols Now Offers A/C & Refrigeration Spring Savings 15 Point Tune-up Only $6499 SINCE 1975 Hot Deals to keep You Cool !! 16 Okeechobee News May 1, 2013 Jones wins big shSpecial to the Okeechobee News Taylor Creek Bass Club held the April Tournament on Lake Okeechobee, on a great shing weather Saturday, April 13. Byron Chastain and Chan Garrett brought in total of 22.79 lbs. to the scales for the win. Runner-up spot was Ben Carroll with total weight of 21.96 lbs. Darrell and Vicky Brackin nished in third place with 21.21 lbs. Keith and Irene took the Big Fish award with a 6.67 lb. catch. The Taylor Creek Bass Club meets at the Buck Head Ridge VFW Post 9528 on the second Thursday of each month. Tournaments are held the following weekend. New boaters and (especially) non-boaters are welcome. For information, call Bill Seitz at 863-763-2926. The club also sponsors and presents the annual Lee McAllister Memorial Kid's Fishing Festival. Chastain and Garrett win April tourney Special to the Okeechobee News/ TCBCBen Carroll and Lee Morris came in second with total weight of 21.96 lbs. Special to the Okeechobee News/ TCBCDarrell & Vicky Brackin placed third with a total weight of 21.21 lbs. Special to the Okeechobee News/ TCBCKeith Jones won the Big Fish award with his 6.67-lb. lunker. Special to the Okeechobee News/ TCBCBryron Chastain and Chan Garrett took rst place with a total weight of 22.79 lbs. OGCC Gold Tee WinnersOkeechobee Golf and Country Club Gold Tee Golf Scores for April 26 were: First place tie, Norm Koff and Jack Kidwell; second place tie, George Guydosh, Roger Fodd, Gary Lee and Rick Jordan. O.G. & C.C. Golf Results