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Wednesday, May 15, 2013 50¢ Plus tax V ol. 104 No. 58 13.55 feetLast Year: 11.57 feet Lake Levels See page 4 for information about how to contact this newspaper. Softball players honored ...Page 10 Man accused of burglary of local home ... Page 7 Submitted photo/ OCSOOkeechobee County Sheriff’s Of ce Chaplain Joe Bishop (second from right) was recently named the OCSO employee of the quarter in the citizen volunteer category. Executive Assistant Juanita White (left) nominated Reverend Bishop for the honor. Also on hand were Sheriff Paul May (second from left) and Major Noel Stephen (far right). By Eric KoppOkeechobee News Five employees of the Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Of ce (OCSO) and one citizen volunteer have been honored for their dedication and achievements by being tabbed as Employees of the Quarter for the rst quarter. Selections are made in four categories: administration; citizen volunteer; detention deputy; and, law enforcement. “I am very proud of these employees. Day in and day out they perform their duties in an outstanding manner,” said Sheriff Paul May. The quarter’s selection for the administrative category is Amy Fisher, who was nominated by OCSO road patrol Captain Gary Bell. “Amy has been a great asset to road patrol during the transition to the new Spillman (computer program) system,” said Capt. Bell. “She has put in countless hours and has answered all questions, with help provided to everyone that has asked. She has de nitely made the change a lot easier.” OCSO Executive Assistant Juanita White nominated Reverend Joe Bishop, who also serves as the sheriff’s of ce chaplain, in the citizen volunteer category. “Joe is there no matter what time of the day or night—not only for his law enforcement family but for families that are victims of crimes. He never turns down a call,” said Mrs. White. “He lifts our spirits OCSO honors its top employees of quarterSee SHERIFF — Page 20 By Eric KoppOkeechobee News Like the famous line from the 1976 movie “Network,” Paul Beck is mad as hell and he’s not going to take it any more. The Glades County commissioner let it be known Tuesday that he wants Melissa Meeker, the executive director of the South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD), unemployed. Mr. Beck brought up Mrs. Meeker during the commissioners’ comment section of the May 14 meeting of the Glades County Board of County Commissioners. Because it was brought up as a comment, Mr. Beck said no formal action will be taken at this time. He explained that he wanted to get his feelings on the record, and he wanted to put the SFWMD head Glades County commissioner wants SFWMD of cial redSee BECK — Page 5 Local Episcopal church celebrates 60th anniversary ... Page 3 Okeechobee News/ Charles MurphyTop spellersWinners of the 2013 Okeechobee County Spelling Bee are Shelby Sumner (second place), Mariah Casanova ( rst place) and Aiden Adamo (third place). At left is Tabitha Trent. See story, page 5.

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Good news about your business? Your civic group? Your community?Tell your own story! 100 words and one photo for only $25!Publish Your News today!Just visit www.newszap.com, click on your community, and then on the link for Publish Your News. Call 863-763-3134 to reserve your space or email: okeeadsales@newszap.comATTENTION: PARENTS!The Okeechobee News will be publishing a special tribute to OHS 2013 Seniors. It will be published in the June 5, 2013 edition.Deadline: May 29, 2013 Always on Top of the JobŽRe-Roofing Specialists€ Metal & Shingle Roofs € Flats & Leaks Repair FREE ESTIMATES863-357-3838State Lic.#CCC1327338 2 Okeechobee News May 15, 2013 Special to the Okeechobee News Generations of graduating seniors and their parents have enjoyed a safe, fun graduation night event thanks to the community’s support and commitment to the Annual Non-Alcohol Grad-Nite Party. Please consider joining the Rotary Club, Kiwanis Club and Okeechobee Educational Foundation in making this year’s Grad-Nite celebration another fun and safe night for our graduating seniors! The 2013 OHS Senior Class will graduate on the evening of June 6. The Grad-Nite Party will follow graduation. It is open to all graduating seniors and their guest. This highly anticipated event will continue to be lled with food, fun, games, prizes and as always, non-alcoholic. Plans are underway to make this year’s event the best ever with new games, events, and chances to win! This y ear’s event will be held at the KOA Convention Center in Okeechobee. The doors will open at 11:00 p.m. and attendees must be present by midnight for admission. The auction of prizes will begin at 3:00 a.m. If attendees leave the Grad-Nite party they will not be permitted to re-enter or be eligible to w in the exciting items being auctioned off at the end of the event. Your help is needed! A celebration such as Grad-Nite does not happen year after year w ithout the support of the community, including: individuals, groups and businesses. Whether it is volunteering time, donating prizes or food, or writing a check, it is all necessary and appreciated. To donate funds, please make your tax deductible check payable to the Okeechobee Educational Foundation (FEIN 65#0219235) and contact Kristy Crawford (CenterState Bank) at 863-763-5573 or email her at krcrawford@centerstatebank.com to arrange pickup. Checks can also be mailed to the Okeechobee Educational Foundation at 700 S.W. Second Ave., Okeechobee, FL 34974. To donate prizes and other items to give away, please contact Kristy Crawford (CenterState Bank) at 863-763-5573 or email her at krcrawford@centerstatebank.com to arrange for pickup. To volunteer your time, please contact Jim Benton (Faith Farm Ministries) at 863763-4224 or email at jbenton@faithfarm. org. Volunteers are needed for everything from setup to cleanup, hosting games, serving food, and security. To donate food, please contact Gena Gray-Lagos (OHS) at 863-462-5025 or email her at gena.gray-lagos@okee.k12. .us. For further information, please contact one of the event co-chairmen: Jim Benton, President of Okeechobee Rotary Club 863763-4224 or J.D. Mixon, President of the Kiwanis Club of Okeechobee 863-634-1778. Grad-Nite party planners seek community support Today: Clear. High of 84F. Winds from the SE at 5 to 10 mph. Tonight: Clear. Low of 61F. Winds less than 5 mph.Extended ForecastThursday : Partly cloudy. High of 84F. Winds from the ESE at 5 to 10 mph. Thursday Night : Mostly cloudy. Low of 63F. Winds from the East at 5 to 10 mph. Friday : Clear. High of 86F. Winds from the East at 5 to 10 mph. Friday Night : Clear. Low of 66F. Winds from the East at 5 to 10 mph. Saturday : Clear in the morning, then partly cloudy. High of 88F. Winds from the East at 5 to 15 mph. Saturday Night : Clear. Low of 66F. Winds from the North at 5 to 10 mph shifting to the East after midnight. Okeechobee Forecast Special to the Okeechobee News A Christian-based Summer VPK program is planned for this summer. Children may participate in this free program if they will be attending Kindergarten in the fall of 2013, (child must be ve on or before Sept. 1), and have not participated in a VPK program during the school year. Faith Academy Preschool will also be offering free breakfast, lunch, and an afternoon snack. Cassie Peaden will be the Summer VPK Teacher. Ms. Peaden is a graduate from FAU and currently working on her Masters in Education. She is sure to make the summer classes fun while getting your child ready for kindergarten in the fall. Classes start June 17. Faith Academy will also have a summer program for ages 2-6. For information, call 863-763-8800. Faith Academy Preschool offers summer program Parks & Recreation Softball of cials neededOkeechobee Parks & Recreation is seeking softball officials for the adult slow pitch softball league. Games are Monday Friday between 7-10 p.m. Pay is set at $15 per game. Those with a current ISA, ASA, NSA (or equivalent) certification shall receive an additional $5 per game. Please call 863-763-6950 for information.

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Special to the Okeechobee News On Saturday, May 11, the Episcopal Church of Our Saviour celebrated 60 y ears since its dedication on May 14, 1953. Although the groundbreaking for the church was Nov. 2, 1952, Episcopal services began in Okeechobee in 1916. Rev. Stephen R. Reade of St. Andrews in Ft. Pierce traveled to Okeechobee to conduct services for eight families, but they w ere later discontinued due to “road” conditions. In 1928 Rev. J. Mitchell Taylor, rector of St. Andrews resumed conducting Evening Prayer services twice a month. The first Confirmation Service was held that year w ith Bishop Cameron Mann presiding. Services were reduced to once a month because of travel conditions and later discontinued. Then in 1937 Joseph Sperry moved to Okeechobee and as a Lay Reader licensed by Bishop John D. Wing, conducted Morning Prayer services at the Women’s Club three Sundays a month, but the first Sunday the congregation traveled to St. Andrews in Ft. Pierce for Holy Communion. Services stopped again in 1938 when Mr. Sperry moved. And during World War II gasoline rationing and a clergy shortage made services in Okeechobee impossible. However, a small mission had organized enough to establish a treasury with financial and church assets. Then in 1951, a permanent mission church status began on Ascension Day, Sunday, May 3, when the service was conducted by the Rev. J. Saxton Wolfe of St. Andrews in Ft. Pierce at the Women’s Club. Services continued to be conducted at the Women’s Club, the Christian Science Society building, the downstairs of the Masonic Hall and in the dining room of the Southland Hotel. And in 1952, on Nov. 2, with money in the building fund and a loan from the Diocese of South Florida, a ground-breaking service was held for the new church building and social hall. In 1953, on Palm Sunday, March 29, at 7:30 in the evening, the church held its first service in the new church with the Rev. J. Saxton Wolfe presiding and on Ascension Day on May 14, Bishop Henry I. Louttit dedicated the new church and social hall with Rev. J. Saxton Wolfe assisting with the service. Rev. M. Wendell Hainlin, a deacon, arrived in Okeechobee in July of 1953, was ordained to the priesthood in December and served as the first resident priest for Church of Our Saviour. Ground was broken on the property for a new rectory on May 4, 1955. Rev. Jack H. Thorn replaced Father Hainlin in 1956 as vicar of both Church of Our Saviour and Holy Nativity in Pahokee. During Fr. Thorn’s tenure the church grew to 93 baptized members and an active Sunday School, Children’s Choir, Women’s Auxiliary, Altar Guild, Vestry Committee and was sponsoring a new mission of the Episcopal Church in Indiantown. After Fr. Thorn’s departure in 1958, a series of five vicars served the church until the Rev. Frederick R. Trumbore became vicar on Sept. 1, 1969. During Fr. Trumbore’s leadership, a new Parish Hall was added in 1972 and the Bell Tower was built in 1979. On Dec. 10, 1975, Fr. Trumbore was elected Rector, when Church of Our Saviour became an independent parish instead of a mission church and the church grew to 60 families representing 212 baptized members. In 1984, Rev. Timothy J. Shaw became Rector and during his tenure a new rectory was purchased on 18th Southwest Terrace in 1989 and the former rectory was converted to offices and Sunday school rooms in 1990. In 1991 the church sanctuary was enlarged to accommodate seating for 156 parishioners from previous capacity of 96. The Rev. Robert Rieffel was ordained a deacon in 1993 and served Church of Our Saviour. During the 1990s a Hispanic ministry was started and was served by Fr. Reinel Castro and Hernan Afanador, a Hispanic Missioner. Then, in 1998, Fr. Reinel Castro was called as the “priest in charge” and continued his duties for the Hispanic ministry after Fr. Shaw accepted a call at a church in Winter Haven. Fr. Dr. Edward Weiss, who celebrated 13 years at the church, became the rector on Ash Wednesday, March 8, 2000. Fr. Edward officiated at the 60th Anniversar y that started with a cocktails and appetizers, during which the parishioners walked the church colonnade and viewed historical displays of the church that included newspaper articles dating back to the 1950s. There were also multiple arrays o f pictures that were accumulated over the years of various church events, youth activities, and church celebrations. A dinner was served after the cocktail hour and a special cake was served for dessert, which was cut by Father Edward, his wife Josie and the oldest active church member, Betty Buzan. Bobbie Wilson celebrated the 41st anniversary of her confirmation at Church of Our Saviour that evening and as church historian was honored for helping develop the church history. Roger Jones was also recognized as a founding member of the church. If you want to learn more about the church, please visit the website ChurchOfOurSaviourOkeechobee.org or contact the office at 863-763-4843 to speak to Fr. Edward. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Skip the Now the coupons for products you need are just a click away! Sign up for Publix Digital Coupons on your mobile device or home computer. And start saving today the easy way.Scan the code on your mobile device using your QR code scanner. Or visit publix.com/coupons for details and to register! Residential Commercial FREE EstimatesRoofing with the name you trust!Licensed and Insured St. Lic. CCC046939Dont make a Mistake! Call Big Lake 863-763-ROOF (7663) & REPAIRSROOFING 3 Okeechobee News May 15, 2013 Church of Our Saviour celebrates 60th anniversary Special to the Okeechobee News/ Jim LucasFr. Edward and Josie Weiss with the oldest active member, Betty Buzan, cutting the cake. Special to the Okeechobee News/ Jim LucasBobbie Wilson, church historian, celebrated her 41st anniversary of her con rmation at the event. Special to the Okeechobee News/ Jim LucasRoger Jones, one of the founding members of the church with his daughter Toni Wiersma and Fr. Edward.

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New building The commissioners are planning on building a new building. I guess they want a new building so they can put their names on it. There are too many vacant buildings around to justify building a new building. Occupy a vacant building and help clean up the county. The tax money from the one cent sales tax, so can’t that money be put to a better use which might lower our total tax rate. They don’t have a spending problem; they have a collection problem. They can’t collect enough of our tax money for them to spend it.  Why with so many buildings setting vacant they still want to build a new building? They need to work out a deal for the vacant U-Save or the old Walmart store and make it the county of ces. The infrastructure is already there and several small towns in Florida are already doing this.  Since I have lived in this county there is not one building that the county built that didn’t have problems. Public safety building, the sheriff’s of ce, the courthouse, and of course the Ag-center. All of these county buildings are costing us money because of poor planning on the county. They either don’t have enough parking or were poorly designed to begin with.  I was glad to read they are nally going to do something about the senior services building. Moving senior services to the health department building sounds like a good plan because there is plenty of parking there and the building is handicapped accessible. The old Lottie Raulerson Building just doesn’t have room for parking. The old folks have to park across the street which is not safe for someone who has dif culty walking in the rst place. During a hurricane that building is used as a shelter, and the senior services area would certainly be of use in that case because it would already be set up with a kitchen and tables,Drag racing I agree it is time that the sheriff’s of ce do something about the drag racing on S.W. 48th Avenue. There are fresh skid marks there on a regular basis and when it is wet, the areas around the ditches are all torn up from vehicles going through them.Mug shot Do people of Okeechobee like getting their mug shots taken? It’s a little strange to see someone with a big smile in the photo taken during their arrest!Who’s in charge? The story they told the American people why four Americans were killed in Benghazi is so far from the truth and they continue to it cover up. Now even the main stream media is getting tired of their lies and our calling them on it. The IRS was used to attack political opponents and any group that taught American citizens the Constitution. The Justice Department secretly obtained 2 months of AP phone records coming from 20 different reporters business and personal phones that work at government of ces including the main number at the House of Representatives. This is far worse than Watergate and the truth is just coming out about this, like who authorized such an invasion of privacy. We are still nding out how much Obamacare is going to cost us in new taxes and how this administration is breaking the laws that they wrote pertaining to Obamacare. I can’t believe how this administration just lies about so much stuff and the American people just don’t seem to care.Turn signals I try to always use my signals hoping that the other people around me will do the same thing because it is a safety issue. One evening my spouse and I drove through town and observed several police cars breaking all kinds of laws. One made a right turn from the center lane without signaling (he pulled into a restaurant). Several failed to stopped for stop signs and we never did observe one of them using their turn signals to change lanes or make turn. So if the people who are paid to enforce the use of them don’t use them than why would expect others to? Lead by example. Kudos to Bryant CulpepperAfter reading Friday’s paper I was amazed at the sudden nding of huge amounts of money the county commissioners have obtained. From the sounds of it they would like to rebuild the whole city. Have they completely forgotten that we are still coming out of a bad recession and only a short time ago they were struggling to nd enough money to run the county. I agree with Bryant Culpepper that we all would like new everything but isn’t it a bit early to be starting all these projects? There is nothing wrong with making do with what you have. Most of us do it all the time. Cliff CoxbillRaise your bannersLooking around as we traveled two weeks ago, I saw many yards where there were banners ying to commemorate something or advertise something or celebrate something. Everywhere we went there was some kind of banner marking some occasion. And they all came with directions. The one thing I did not see was exclusiveness. No where did it say who was or was not invited to come see, or visit, or look around. While we know birthday parties, and bridal showers, etc. are personal and are not all inclusive, I don’t think we would have been asked to leave had we stopped by one. I am one of those people who looks at strangers as friends I have not met. Jesus did that when He came to Earth. He never looked at a person as a stranger, of course He knew all about us so nothing we do or say is a surprise to Him. He did not come with balloons or a banner or anything that would draw a crowd except one bright and shining star which gave the direction to nd Him. However, when He left He did leave us all with something, His promise to return again, His promise to see us through all dif cult situations that arise, His promise to take us to live in His Kingdom with Him when the trumpet sounds. Now what a glorious day that will be! Just think of the banners that will be ying then! I don’t know abou t balloons, but you can bet the parade will b e magni cent! All who follow Him will be arrayed in fabulous gowns and crowns marching down the golden streets of Heaven singing heavenly hymns. The King of Kings has room for all and is inviting everyone to come! The bes t part is He promises there will be no sorrow, no pain, no sickness, no broken bodies, no tears, no suffering, no more death! The one banner we need to look at and read daily is His holy word, the Bible. In i t are all His instructions and directions on how to live here in order to get there. Th e one thing this world needs right now is Jesus. He doesn’t care how old you are, wha t color you are, what you do for a living o r how many friends you have, how rich o r poor you may be, how clean or dirty you are, HE LOVES YOU! And He wants you to spend eternity with Him. There is no sin H e will not forgive if you ask for forgiveness. Do not worry about what the world thinks, th e world cannot save you. His invitation is all inclusive! Whatever He gives you the world cannot take away. We have so much fun at church, I sometimes wonder why more people don’ t come. There is so much joy in being in fellowship with other believers and having a great pastor like John Garrison, who cuts up in the pulpit but never falters from the word of God, makes you almost wish you didn’ t have to go back into the world. Just remember one very important thing, you are not promised tomorrow. Too man y people have left this world unsure and unsaved. Your assurance and salvation are in God’s promises and you can only receiv e them by having a personal relationship with Jesus. Come to Him today—He’s waiting with open arms. Jesus loves you ~ so do I, Cheryl Gawda Okeechobee, Fla. Wednesday, May 15, 2013 4 Okeechobee News OPINION Public Forum/Speak Out Letters to the editor Speak Out has moved online, where i t is quicker and easier to share your i deas and converse with others. Go to w ww.newszap.com, click on the comm unity name and your local or state P ublic Forum. There, you can create n ew topics or comment on existing t opics. What follows is a sam pling of s ome of the discussions currently taki ng place. Thanks for participating! Federated Republican Women’s Club formingOkeechobee has a new ladies’ club, the Okeechobee County Federated Republican Women’s Club has been established and is inviting new members to join us. We meet at Cowboy’s in the private dining room on the last Tuesday of every month. Membership paperwork can be picked up at a meeting or by sending an e-mail to OkeechobeeCFRW@gmail.com. Any other information can be obtained by contacting the club president, Josie Weeks-Elliott, at 863-634-8474.

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 We pledge to operate our newspaper as a public trust. We believe journalists are nothing more than guardians of every citizens right to a free press. We have no authority to compromise, bargain away or dishonor the principles underlying the First Amendment. We dont play loose with the facts. We give notice to your opinions, not ours. We encourage vigorous discussion of public issues, but try to keep everybodys comments within the bounds of fair play. How are we doing? Let us know by emailing feedback@newszap.com or calling your editor.Community Service Through Journalism 5 Okeechobee News May 15, 2013 By Charles M. MurphyOkeechobee News Mariah Casanova of Yearling Middle School won the 2013 Okeechobee County Schools spelling bee Monday winning over 23 other spellers in a seven round competition. Shelby Sumner of Central Elementary School nished as the runner up and Aiden A damo of Osceola Middle School nished in third place. Casanova won the contest by correctly spelling the word benevolent. Other words successfully spelled by the contestants included consecrate, accidentally, persuade, accomplice, surveillance, vivacious, liquidation and boulevard. The contest ran for 60 w ords this year. Casanova also won in sixth grade, two y ears ago. She said she was a little more nervous this year because the competition w as tougher. She admits if her parents had been in attendance she would have been nervous. "I studied hard for over a week. I'm not kidding you. Over the weekend, before I w ent to bed, I worked hard," she said. Her parents are Deborah and Jim Casanova. Mariah came to Okeechobee schools in the second grade. She has gotten straight A s in spelling and reading. She said she had a bit of a cold and slowed down to pronounce the letters correctly. "I was con dent. Benevolent I think was the toughest word to spell. I want to thank all of my teachers who helped me through all the years," she added. Other spellers who quali ed for winning class and school competitions included Charlie Armstrong of North, Jayce Bigford of Seminole, Morgan Bolan of Osceola, Cecilia Carran of North, Brisa Castaneda of Everglades, Cody Deloney of Seminole, Jennifer Ehrlich of Yearling, Teresa Ramirez-Garcia of Everglades, Christine Groso of Yearling, Sabine Guerra-Rios of South, Kara Hawk of Everglades, Anja Koivunen of Central, Eboni Koivunen of Osceola, Aidyn Little of North, Jay McCoy of North, Madyson McGuinness of South, Simran Merchant of Osceola, Maya Pippin of Central, Cristian Rios of Osceola, Gloria Seca of Everglades, Veronica Trejo of Seminole, Treshawn Wiggins of Seminole and Ayden Wyatt of South. The spellers this year included two eighth graders, one seventh grader, two sixth graders, eight fth graders, four fourth graders, two third graders and a second grader. Osceola Middle School Principal Sean Downing said parents should be congratulated for their hard work. He said his school was glad to host an event about academic excellence. Superintendent of Schools Ken Kenworthy said while some believe spelling bees are antiquated and outdated, he believed that you can't be successful in life and in your career without mastering the English language. He congratulated all of the spellers for their accomplishment. The annual event was sponsored this year by the Okeechobee Educational Foundation, Inc. and Center State Bank and was held at Osceola Middle School. The judges were Indian River State College Provost Russ Brown, former Okeechobee Superintendent of Schools Dr. Patricia Cooper and President of the Education Foundation Linda Syfrett. The pronouncer was Coordinator of Staff Development for the School System, Barbara James. Mary Hurley served as the Mistress of Ceremonies. Center State's Tabitha Trent presented gift cards to the top three nishers. Y MS student wins county spelling bee Okeechobee News/ Charles Murphy(Left to right) Shelby Sumner, Mariah Casanova, and Aiden Adamo wait their turns for words. on notice. "I was making a statement, but I asked the governor (Rick Scott) to terminate her employment because she has manufactured information on different occasions," said Mr. Beck in an interview after the morning meeting. "She and the truth are absolute strangers to one another." In response to an e-mail asking for comment, a SFWMD media relations spokesman stated: "Your request for comments are directly related to ongoing litigation. The District respectfully declines further comment on this matter." This started with a Jan. 31 meeting in Moore Haven between he and Mrs. Meeker and some other water management of cials. Because he had concerns, Mr. Beck said he asked July Braddock to take notes of the meeting. Ms. Braddock, he explained, w orks for the Glades County Clerk of Courts and is a reporter for the commissioners. During that meeting Mrs. Meeker apparently told the commissioner about the district's efforts to clean up Lake Okeechobee by reducing the amount of phosphorus entering the lake. Then, at some point, Mr. Beck brought up the current lawsuit by which the district is trying to take property belonging to Bonnie Luna Byars and other members of her family along the Kissimmee River through eminent domain. The lawsuit indicates the district wants to take 303.70 acres belonging to Montoya Ranch Inc., Mrs. Byars, BLB Holdings, Inc., and Patrick Henry Luna. That trial, being heard by Judge Elizabeth Metzger, started in January and has yet to be completed. But, recalled Mr. Beck, Mrs. Meeker said the district doesn't take people to court to take their property and that this suit was being brought by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The commissioner, doubting the veracity of her statement, then told her that he had read about the lawsuit in the Okeechobee News. At that point, said the commissioner, she told him "... you can't believe everything you read in a newspaper anyway." It should be brought out that this lawsuit, which is case number 2012CA251, lists the South Florida Water Management District as the petitioner and the aforementioned members of the Luna family as the defendants. A records check also indicated that Mrs. Meeker was subpoenaed to testify, along with several other current and former water management employees. However, Mrs. Meeker has yet to be called to the stand. Then, about three weeks ago, Mr. Beck said he ran into Mrs. Meeker at another meeting and confronted her about telling him "a half truth" in regard to her statement about the Byars trial. She then apparently responded by reminding him that there was a story about the trial in the newspaper so why "... would I tell you something like that?" Mr. Beck said Tuesday the state government and SFWMD was trying to improve the water manager's image the last few years "... and the best way I can gure to do this is to terminate her employment." He went on to say that none of his fellow commissioners said anything when he made his statement, but that didn't surprise him. "We don't get into each others comments," he pointed out. "I was just making a statement. But, if it would bring about a change it would be good." Basically, he continued, he was putting this information out for public awareness and to serve notice that he and his fellow commissioners aren't going to be bullied or lied to any more. "This is the one thing that there's a record of and I can point to," he said of the Jan. 31 meeting. Mr. Beck then said if Gov. Scott would like to talk to him about his complaint that would be ne. "I will be happy to take her (Ms. Braddock) and go to visit the governor," he said. And even though no of cial action was taken, Mr. Beck was quick to point out that if he or the county are lied to again he will not hesitate to take more formal action. BECKContinued From Page 1 "She (Melissa Meeker) and the truth are absolute strangers to one another.— Paul Beck Glades County Commissioner Paul Beck

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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.John E. ‘Edward’ Douglas, 75OKEECHOBEE — John E. “Edward” Douglas, of Okeechobee, Fla., passed away May 10, 2013. Edward was born Jan. 17, 1938 in Fort Myers, Fla., and lived in DeSoto and Hardee counties over the years. He has called Okeechobee, Fla. home for the last 15 years. Edward was a jac k of all trades and was a mechanic, grove worker, and a recycling “Junkman.” He enjoyed tinkering with objects, mowing grass, being outside, visiting with family and spending quality time with his dear wife, Dorothy. He was a member of Northside Baptist Church. Edward is survived by his beloved wife, Dorothy Smith, of Okeechobee, Fla.; and children, Keith Douglas of North Dakota and Ruthie Ezell of Georgia; grandchildren, Tina, Christina, Crystal, J.T. and Cowboy; great-grandchildren, man y nieces, nephews and cousins. Edward was preceded in death by his parents, Alan and Nona Hicks Douglas; brother, Sebern Daniel Douglas, Sr.; and sister, Jeanette Taylor. A visitation will be held at Ponger Kays Grad y Funeral Home from 2-3 p.m. on Wednesday, May 15, 2013, followed by a 3 p.m. service. Burial will follow at Joshua Creek Cemetery. Online condolences can be made at http://www.pongerkaysgrady.com/ Arrangements are by Ponger Kays Grady Funeral Home, 50 N. Hillsborough Ave., Arcadia, Florida 34266.Sandra Joy Phillips, 47OKEECHOBEE — Sandra Joy Phillips passed away March 2013. She was born January 21, 1966. She was preceded in death by her father, Albert Seebach. She is survived by her mother, Sandra Seebach; sister, Cris Seebach; brother, Lee Seebach; aunt, Joy Kidwell (Jack Kidwell), three cousins, Brad, Mark & Keith Goodbread, and other cousins. There will be a memorial service on May 18, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. at Peace Lutheran Church. Obituaries 6 Okeechobee News May 15, 2013 View obituaries from the past month at http://www.legacy.com Eagles auxiliary to host dinnersCypress Hut Eagles auxiliary will serve beef stroganoff by Carla and Debbie, this W ednesday, May 15 Proceeds to go to the auxiliary community charity fund. On Thursday, May 16, the Aerie will serve chicken cacciatore by Carla and Debbie. Both start at 5:30 p.m. The public is welcome. Proceeds to go to the local and national charities funds. For information, call 863-467-1154.Embroidery group to meetDo you have an embroidery machine, or want to learn about them? Then join our monthly embroidery group where we all learn and share ideas while working on beautiful embroidery projects. The next meeting is Saturday, May 18 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the local Red Cross of ce at 323 N. Parrott Ave. Call Linda at 863-697-2450 or Mary at 863-697-1920 for information.Legion hosting Sunday bingoAmerican Legion 64 will once again host Sunday night bingo beginning on Sunday, May 19, at 6:30 p.m. Doors open at 5 p.m. in the bingo area. The kitchen will offer a limited menu. Payoffs will be determined by player attendance. All proceeds to bene t the American Legion veterans programs. The event is open to the public.Elks Lodge plans barbecueElks Lodge 2871 will hold a family barbecue on Sunday, May 19 at 1 p.m. at Buckhead Ridge Community Park on S.R. 78 W., behind the Buckhead Ridge Fire Department. The menu will include barbecue chicken, macaroni salad, baked beans, bread and dessert plus hot dogs for the kids. Ice tea and lemonade will be provided. A donation of $8 will be charged and will be used for the building fund.County Fair Board to meetThe Okeechobee County Fair Board w ill hold their next meeting on Tuesday, May 21, at 6 p.m. The meeting will be held at the Chamber of Commerce of ce. A sk-A-Lawyer to be heldOkeechobee attorney Glenn J. Sneider and Florida Rural Legal Services, Inc. are hosting a free monthly Ask -A-Lawyer session for the public at the Okeechobee County Public Library, 206 S.W. 16th St. on W ednesday, May 22, from 2 until 4:30 p.m. Okeechobee area residents in need of legal information and who do not have a lawyer w ill have an opportunity to meet Attorney Sneider to discuss their legal matters.Chamber luncheon slatedThe quarterly Chamber Business Investor Luncheon is scheduled for Wednesday, May 22 beginning at 11:30 a.m. and concluding at 1 p.m. at the Williamson Center. Nick Blount of FP&L will provide an overview of the initiatives that FP&L is currently undertaking. The Business Spotlight will feature John Smith of Charles Composites. They are a new manufacturing company relocating their business to Okeechobee in the City Commerce Park. The event is open for registration now, so RSVP early to assist us in our plans for providing lunch. Questions about the luncheon can be directed to Mariah at 863-467-6246.Early Learning group to meetThe Early Learning Coalition of Indian River, Martin and Okeechobee Counties, Inc. Program Quality Committee will meet on Thursday, May 23 2013 at 12:15 p.m. at the South Florida Water Management District, 3800 N.W. 16th Blvd., in Okeechobee.BRAT to host teen danceThe Okeechobee B.R.A.T. Club (Building Relationships Among Teens) will host a Teen Dance Party at the Okeechobee Freshman Campus, at 610 S.W. Second Ave., on Saturday, May 25 from 7 until 10 p.m., for students ages 12-16. The cost is $7 and includes pizza, soda and chips. For information, contact Teresa Chandler at 863-801-4996.Golf tourney bene ts groupsOn Saturday, May 25 Okeechobee Golf & Country Club will host a bene t golf tournament for Real Life Children’s Ranch and the B.R.A.T. Club. Registration is at 7:15 a.m. with a shotgun start at 8 a.m. The entry fee is $50 per player or $200 per four-person team. The costs for: hole sponsorship, $100; tee sponsorship, $100; and, tee and hole, $175. In addition to the golf tournament come out to attend the children’s art auction at lunchtime. There will also be a bake sale, great giveaway items, games, a barbecue lunch and much more. To register for golf, contact Noel Stephen at 863-634-0650. For sponsorships, contact Darlene Mayers at 863-634-4200. Make checks payable to Real Life Children’s Ranch.Livestock Show board meetsThe Okeechobee Youth Livestock Show committee will hold its annual meeting Tuesday, May 28 at 7 p.m. in the Osceola Middle School gym. The public is welcome to attend. For information, go to www. okeechobeeyouthlivestockshow.com.Collaborative Council to meetThe next meeting of the Community Collaborative Council, a part of the Shared Services Network of Okeechobee, will be Tuesday, May 28 at 10 a.m. in the board room of the School Board Of ce.Facility to host support groupThe Heritage Assisted Living Facility will hold a Parkinson’s Support Group gathering on Wednesday, May 29, at 6 p.m. The facility is located at 608 N.E. Second Ave. (behind Rita’s furniture). The speaker will be Muhammad Nooruddin, physical therapist, from New American Physical Therapy. In the meeting we will provide free adult care and have discussions on how to make a difference with family and caregiver support, while exchanging experiences of Parkinson’s. Light refreshments will be served and day care services will be provided during session at no cost. There is no charge to attend and it is open to the public, family, and patients. For information, call 863-763-1700.Train-In-A-Day to be heldTrain-In-A-Day to become an American Red Cross volunteer. Saturday, June 1 from 8:45 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. at the American Red Cross Service Center, 323 N. Parrot Ave. Space is limited and pre-registration is required. For information or to register, call 772-878-7077; or, by e-mail at Eileen.Halatyn@redcross.org.Mural artists are neededOkeechobee Main Street, in conjunction with a private donor, is planning the next mural project, which will show a representation of the old Park Street Drug Store during the 1920s. The mural location is on the west side of Berger Real Estate located on Osceola (5th) and Park Street. Okeechobee Main Street is seeking a quali ed mural artist to paint two mural images on the building. Please e-mail Bridgette Waldau for artist’s informational/application packet at bridgette.art@gmail.com. Artist’s packet may also be picked up at the Okeechobee Main Street and Chamber of Commerce ofce at 55 South Parrott. Deadline for submission of application with proposal is May 20.CASTLE calls for volunteersIf you have a few hours to spare and share your great parenting techniques, call CASTLE today. Teaching Safe Parenting, CASTLE’s mission is to stop child abuse before it even happens by empowering parents with the education necessary to create successful, loving, and nurturing families. We are currently seeking volunteers for our Safe Families Program. We’re making a difference, one family at a time. Call 772-465-6011 or e-mail hr@castletc.org for information.FPL assistance offeredThe Salvation Army has FPL (Florida Power and Light) funding available to assist quali ed consumers. Please call 1-863-763-6020 for guidelines and information, Mondays and Tuesdays, between the hours of 10 a.m. 2:30 p.m. Community Events Brought to you by:“Your Air Conditioning and Plumbing Specialist”863.763.6461Lic#CAC1817236

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 851 W. Indiantown Road € Jupiter, FLCall (561) 747-1232Allure Institute for Plastic Surgery Spring Special Switch your Saline implants to Silicone $ 3999 00 includes everything 7 Okeechobee News May 15, 2013 By Eric KoppOkeechobee News A young Okeechobee man has been accused of breaking into a local home and stealing several items, including a at screen television and some jewelry. Dante Perez, 22, N.E. 28th Terrace, was arrested Friday, May 10, on felony charges of burglary and grand theft. He was also charged with one misdemeanor count of criminal mischief. Perez was booked into the Okeechobee County Jail under a bond of $10,000. An arrest report by Deputy John Hazy, of the Okeechobee County Sheriff's Of ce (OCSO), indicated the homeowners weren't home when the burglary occurred. The deputy's report stated the intruder had apparently pushed up on a window at the back of the home, but couldn't get it open. Entry into the home was reportedly gained by breaking out a window in the rear door. According to Deputy Hazy's report whoever broke out that window apparently scraped their arm on the broken window when they reached in to open the door. The deputy stated that a small amount of blood was found on the metal window frame. Deputy Hazy went on to state that he used a cotton swab to collect some of that blood. The homeowners reportedly told the deputy that a TV, valued at $300, and a gold ring with three diamonds, valued at $200, were taken from the home. Also gone from the home was an estimated $160 in cash. Also found near the door was a large screwdriver with rust on its shaft. "The door frame had loose rust stuck to the point where it was pried against, leading me to believe this had happened very recently," stated Deputy Hazy. The deputy's report went on to state that when he and OCSO Detective M.D. Faulkner took Perez into custody "... he had minor scratches that appeared to be fresh and looked consistent with an injury that would have happened to whoever reached through that broken window to unlock the door." Deputy Hazy estimated the damage done to the home at $350. The deputy's report does not indicate i f any of the stolen items have been recovered. Local man accused of stealing TV and jewelr y Dante Perez By Eric KoppOkeechobee NewsAn employee of a local lawn care business was arrested by the state Monday for allegedly using fraudulent documentation to get the job. Enrique Leal-Saenz, 32, N.W. Fifth St., Okeechobee, was arrested May 13 on a felony charge of obtaining employment with fraudulent personal information. He was booked into the Okeechobee County Jail on a bond of $2,500. Detective William Hill, from the state's Department of Financial Services Division of Insurance Fraud, arrested Leal while he was actually running a lawn mower and wearing the work uniform of the company for which he was working. The detective's arrest report stated that Leal filled out paperwork in applying for the job on Aug. 6, 2012. That paperwork included a Social Security number along with a Mexican identification card. The local lawn care company then accepted those documents as valid forms of identification. Detective Hill went on to state he has been able to verify that the Social Security number used by Leal does not belong to him. Lawn worker charged with using a bogus SS number By Eric KoppOkeechobee News An employee of a local farming operation has been arrested by a detective with the state's Department of Financial Services Division of Insurance Fraud for allegedly using a bogus Social Security number. Catarino Cruz, 41, N.E. 207th St., Okeechobee, was arrested Monday, May 13, on a felony charge of obtaining employment with fraudulent personal information. He is being held in the Okeechobee County Jail on $10,000 bond. Okeechobee County Sheriff's Of ce (OCSO) records show that Cruz was later arrested by Deputy Corporal Aric Majere on a local warrant charging him with the misdemeanor of failure to appear driver's license expired more than four months. Cruz is being held without bond on that charge. Division of Insurance Fraud Detective William Hill arrested Cruz after he veri ed that the Social Security number used by Cruz to gain employment was not issued to him. Detective Hill went on to add that Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has placed a detainer on Cruz, which means once his local cases have gone through the court system he could be deported. Cruz, added the detective, also goes by the name of Adan Correa Morales. And because of that, the detective said his investigation into this case is continuing. State arrests local farm worker Catarino Cruz 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 Highway Patrol (FHP), the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) or the Department of Corrections (DOC). Arnulfo Ruiz, 28, N.W. 42nd Ave., Okeechobee, was arrested May 11 by Deputy Leland Schoonmaker on a misdemeanor charge of driving under the in uence. His bond was set at $500. Jose Pineda Estrada, 23, N.W. 33rd A ve., Okeechobee, was arrested May 11 by Deputy Adam Baker on a misdemeanor charge of driving under the in uence. His bond was set at $1,000. Alexandra Kelly Zobel, 23, N.W. 13th A ve., Boynton Beach, was arrested May 13 by Deputy Corporal Aric Majere on an Okeechobee County warrant charging her w ith the felony of grand theft. Her bond was set at $2,500. Warren C. Smith, 20, U.S. 441 S.E., Okeechobee, was arrested May 13 by Deputy Cpl. Aric Majere on an Okeechobee County warrant charging him with the misdemeanors of violation of probation driving under the in uence and violation of probation leaving the scene of an accident with property damage. He is being held without bond. Keri Leigh Ann Hennon, 22, S.E. 18th Court, Okeechobee, was arrested May 13 by Deputy Leland Schoonmaker on a felony charge of possession of a controlled substance (oxycodone) without a prescription and a misdemeanor charge of possession of drug paraphernalia. Her bond was set at $5,250. Sintorous Lamont Wright, Joe Louis Ave., Pahokee, was arrested May 13 by Of cer Lawrence Parzygnat on a felony charge of driving while license suspended, and misdemeanor charges of attaching an unassigned license tag and no motor vehicle registration. His bond was set at $6,000. Brian Keith Douglas, 28, Okeechobee, was arrested May 13 by Sergeant Justin Bernst on a felony charge of grand theft and a misdemeanor charge of trespass after warning. His bond was set at $5,500.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 Enrique Leal-Saenz

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 CANCER worrying you?Do you need to talk about it?Big Lake Cancer Center1115 NorthParrott Ave € OkeechobeeRamesh Kumar, MD € William Crook, MD € Julie Santelli, MD, BoardCertified Radiation Oncologists Call: 863.467.9500 FREE Hour Counseling Session RADIATION ONCOLOGISTS FAMILY MEDICINE Raulerson Primary Care 202 NE 2nd Ave Okeechobee, FL 863-467-2159 Jose Villarreal, D.O.is a Family Medicine Doctor who is Board Certified by the American Osteopathic Board of Family Physicians. Of“ ce Hours: M-T 8-5 € F 8-4 Closed for Lunch 12-1Accepting New Patients of all agesraulersonprimarycare.com PODIATRIST DID YOU KNOW... HERE AT FLORIDA FOOT SPECIALIST WE TREAT THE FOLLOWING? Ankle Fractures • Foot Fractures Foot Ulcers • Venous Stasis Ulcers Leg Infections We Also Offer Testing for PAD (Peripheral Arterial Disease) 235 NE 19 th Dr. Shariff & Dr. Roberts treat all forms of fractures & trauma of the foot & leg!Ph: (863) 657-4444 ORTHOPAEDICS Introducing Dr. Benjamin Epstein Dr. Epstein is an experienced orthopaedic surgeon, who has been in practice for 20 years. Dr. Epstein is Board Certi“ed by the American Osteopathic Academy of Orthopedics. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 863-357-0540. Orthopaedic Specialists at Raulerson offers a full range of orthopaedic services including: Replacements & Sports Medicine Great Orthopaedic CareRight Here in OkeechobeeMost insurances and Medicare are accepted.Orthopaedic Specialists at Raulerson is located at 1924 Hwy 441N, Okeechobee (just north of the Hospital, in the blue-roof building) Call for an appointment 863-357-0540. We Treat Kids Too! The hip joint is one of the bodys largest weight-bearing joints. Its a ball-and-socket joint. This helps the hip remain stable even during twisting and extreme ranges of motion. A healthy hip joint allows y ou to walk, squat, and turn without pain. The most common cause of chronic hip pain and disability is arthritis. Osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and traumatic arthritis are the most common forms of this disease. Hip replacement surgery helps more than 200,000 Americans each y ear to relieve their hip pain, and get back to enjoying normal, everyday activities. Total hip replacement surgery almost always: € Stops or greatly reduces hip pain. Even the pain from surgery should go away within weeks.Hip Replacement Surgery Helps Thousands Annually € Increases leg strength. Without hip pain, youll be able to use your legs more. This will build up your muscles. € Improves quality of life by allowing you to do daily tasks and low-impact activities in greater comfort. € Provides years of easier movement. Most total hip replacements last for many years. Dont let hip pain keep you from what you enjoy doing. You may live for scenic walks, playing doubles with friends or swimming laps in the pool. Dont let hip pain stop you from moving! Get the treatment you need to comfortably move with ease. Dr. Benjamin Epstein, Board Certi“ ed Orthopaedic Surgeon with Orthopaedic Specialists at Raulerson explains My patients seeking relief from joint pain love having access to great orthopaedic care, right here in Okeechobee.Ž No more traveling great distances and inconveniencing yourself and others. The orthopaedic procedures you require are available in you r very own community. If hip pain is keeping you from everyday activities and the weekend recreation you cannot live without, trust an experienced, Board Certi“ ed physician to help you love your joints again … sooner. 8 Okeechobee News May 15, 2013

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 REHAB THERAPY/ NURSING HOME We Love to We Love to Care! Care! 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Board Certified Optometrists Silviano Matamoros, M.D. Board Certified Eye Physician & Surgeon UROLOGY 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 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 YOU ASKED FOR IT! YOU ASKED FOR IT!Look near the Classifieds sectionNow featuring Sudoku and Crossword Puzzle in every edition of the 9 Okeechobee News May 15, 2013 Cowboys for Christ of Basinger will meet on Thursday, May 16, at the Basinger Community Center. A covered dish supper w ill begin at 6 p.m. followed by services at 7 p.m. The Shock Sisters of LaBelle will be performing. For more information call Doyle McDuf e at 863-763-2285. 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 you have questions. Okeechobee Missionary Baptist Church at 4212 Hwy. 441 N., and Pastor Clinton Currington, would like to invite all to participate in church services. The King J ames Bible is used. Sunday School is at 9:45 a.m., with worship at 10:45 a.m. Sunday Night BTC is at 5:30 p.m. followed by w orship service at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday is Bible Study at 7 p.m. Bring your children on Tuesday evenings at 6:30 p.m. for discovery and bible clubskindergarten through 12th grade. Supper is provided. The First United Methodist Church Library would like to invite everyone to visit their Lending Library, Room 20, at 200 N.E. Second St., in Okeechobee. All are welcome to complete an application, no charge, to take advantage of wholesome reading, viewing and educational material for adults, children and youth. They have ction and non ction in literature, philosophy, religion and Christian romance, social sciences, geography and history. They also have materials for home schooling, with over 200 DVDs, VCRs, cassettes, national magazines, etc. Hours are Sunday, 9:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Tuesday, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Wednesday, 68 p.m. For further information, call Doris Entry at 863-467-1548. Life Community Church 701 S. Parrott Ave. has a continuing audio presentation of the Holy Bible being read from the easy to understand, New International Version each Sunday evening beginning at 6 p.m. Copies of the NIV Bible are available free to anyone who would like to read along as the audio is presented. Come explore the magni cence of God's Word as it is read to you by professional audio.The public is invited. Victory Baptist Church 500 S.W. 9th St, would like to invite the public to attend any or all of their services each Sunday. Sunday School is at 10 a.m. for all ages. Morning worship service is at 10:45 a.m. and includes old fashion singing and praising God. The youth "band," consists of the piano, violin, mandolin and guitar, as well as, various singing groups. Be blessed with the preaching o f God's Word (KJV) and a church family with a heart of love. Wednesday evening prayer and Bible study is at 7 p.m. For more information, please call: 863-763-0669. There is a Community Gospel Sing at the Seventh Day Christian Church at 912 N.W. Park St. (S.R. 70) every Tuesday at 7 p.m. Anyone can participate in singing or playing guitar, banjo, mandolin, ddle, dobro, and harmonicacome and enjoy! Jesus Holy Ghost Crusade is asking for the community to help if you have an y clothes, shoes, baby stuff, house hold stuf f any thing you all can donate that they can sell to help with building funds. All proceeds will go to the soup kitchen and church. An y donations please call 863-634-9294 for Emmaline or Crystal at 863-612-6395. Items can be picked up.The Okeechobee News welcomes news from area churches for this column. E-mail okeenews@ newszap.com. 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By Charles M. MurphyOkeechobee NewsThe Okeechobee High School Softball program had reason to be happy and a reason to be sad when they held their annual awards banquet on May 9 at the High School Cafeteria. The team won the District 12-7A Championship during the season but also had to say goodbye to popular coach Heather Gillis, who is leaving Okeechobee for California this summer. Okeechobee has a bright future as their travel ball team, the Firestix, continues to thrive, along with other travel ball leagues. Interest in softball has never been higher in Okeechobee. The school continues to search for a new softball coach. Administrators note they have had a lot of interest in the position and will have multiple candidates to consider. Gillis said her decision to go back to California was not an easy decision. She said she misses her family tremendously and wanted to spend time with them. She also mentioned that California holds new opportunity for her and her husband. She also thanked the parents for their work w ith the children. “We get all kinds of compliments about the character your daughters have shown. Everywhere we go we get a lot of compliments,” she said. There were four seniors that graduated this year. Jaryaca Baker won a three-year letter award. Lexi Manson and Kathy Simmons w on a two-year letter award. Sarah Davis won a four-year letter award. JV coaches Mary Huff and Elia Suarez, and assistant coaches Scooter Gillis and Eric Kendall received accolades for their work this year. Juniors honored included Kaylen Fulford, Lauren Hazellief, Khrysta Herndon, Stormy Stokes, (three-year letter), Carissa Licata (three-year letter), Brianna Nunez, Danyelle Shef eld (threeyear letter) and Bethany Stuart. Sophomores honored were Lexi Ward, Kimberly Tijerina and Elisia Garcia. Freshmen honored were Jacqueline Phares, Jordan Lawlis and Cheyenne Nunez. The softball team had 14 scholar athletes who had a 3.5 grade point average or higher during the nine weeks of the sport, the third nine weeks of the school year. Baker, Davis, Simmons, Fulford, Licata, Shef eld, Stuart, Ward, Jessica Drawdy, Hailey Greeson, Cheyenne Nunez, Phares, Campbell and Chapman all were scholar athletes. Twenty-one of the 34 girls raised or maintained their GPA during this season. Gillis gave out two special awards, the ghter award for the player that improved her play and was a great utility player, went to Brianna Nunez. The pick me up award went to Stormy Stokes. The Most Improved Player Award went to Lexi Manson. The Slugger Award went to Jaryaca Baker who hit .432 with six homeruns this year. The Golden Glove Award was won by Sarah Davis with a .978 elding percentage. The Brahman Award went to Danyelle Shefeld. The MVP Award was claimed by Carissa Licata who had a .362 batting average, a .479 on base average, led the team in run scored and had 22 stolen bases. Several parent volunteers were honored for their work with the concession stand, keeping statistics, and on the grounds crew. Huff said all the parents were supportive of the junior varsity team this year and that all of the players worked really hard to succeed. The team lost just two games this season. The JV Brahman Award was given to Hannah Collier. The Rising Star Award was given to Adaacha Harper. The Golden Glove Award was received by Peyton Campbell. The Slugger Award with a .635 average was Lahna Sedatol. Kelli Chapman won The MVP Award. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Buy a Home Delivery subscription for $6 a monthand receive an E-Subscription FREE* Your local news available right at your fingertips! Call (863) 763-3134 today! When you enroll in our EZPAY subscription planStay in the know with anE-subscription Fort PierceGUN SH W! May 18-19 Sat. 9-5 Sun 9-4St. Lucie County FairgroundsBUY SELL TRADEBIG DOOR PRIZEEXPRESS 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!BIG 15601 W. Midway Rd, Fort Pierce CFA022585 CAC1817236 Echols Now Offers A/C & Refrigeration Spring Savings 15 Point Tune-up Only $6499 SINCE 1975 Hot Deals to keep You Cool !! 10 Okeechobee News May 15, 2013 OHS softball team honored at banquet Okeechobee News/ Charles MurphyDanyelle Shef eld (center) won the OHS softball Brahman Award. Also pictured are OHS softball coach Heather Gillis (left) and assistant coach Eric Kendall. Okeechobee News/ Charles MurphyHannah Collier (center) won the Brahman Award for junior varsity softball. She is anked by coaches Elia Suarez (left) and Mary Huff (right). Okeechobee News/ Charles MurphyCarissa Licata (center) won the softball MVP Award. Also pictured are head coach Heather Gillis (left) and assistant coach Eric Kendall (right).

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Cowboys is giving back to the community ... if you need a donation for your cause event organization or charity cowboys can help !! For more information email :Need to Raise Money? Need to Raise Money? 11 Okeechobee News May 15, 2013 Okeechobee News/ Charles MurphyKelli Chapman was named MVP for the Lady Brahman JV softball team in 2013. Coaches Elia Suarez (left) and Mary Huff presented her the award Thursday night. Okeechobee News/ Charles MurphyPeyton Campbell won the Golden Glove Award for defensive play on the JV softball team. She received the award from coaches Elia Suarez and Mary Huff. Okeechobee News/ Charles MurphyAdaacha Harger won the Rising Star Award for Lady Brahman JV Softball. She is anked by coaches Elia Suarez and Mary Huff (right). Okeechobee News/ Charles MurphyLahna Sedatol won the Slugger Award for top offensive player on the junior varsity softball team in 2013. Coaches Mary Huff (left) and Elia Suarez pose with Miss Sedatol. Okeechobee News/ Charles MurphySenior Jaryaca Baker won the Slugger Award as she slugged 10 home runs this year for the team. Also in photo is OHS softball coach Eric Kendall. Okeechobee News/ Charles MurphyLexi Manson won the Most Improved Player Award for the OHS softball team in 2013. Manson received the award from OHS softball coach Heather Gillis. Okeechobee News/ Charles MurphySarah Davis (right) won the Golden Glove Award for stellar defense. Also in the photo is OHS softball coach Heather Gillis (left). Okeechobee News/ Charles MurphyBrianna Nunez won the Fighter Award for her hard work this season on the OHS softball team. Also in the photo is OHS softball coach Heather Gillis (right). Okeechobee News/ Charles MurphyStormy Stokes took home the Pick Me Up Award for her constant encouragement to her teammates in 2013. Stokes also stood out at shortstop.

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 PROTECT YOUR ANIMALS FROM FLEAS, TICKS & MOSQUITOS Walpole Feed & Supply Co. 863-763-6905 Hwy 98 N • Okeechobee Stop by and see us today.Frontline • Advantage • Tri-Force Advantix • Fly Relief • Bronco Repel-X Mosquito Halt • Saber & Many More 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! 12 Okeechobee News May 15, 2013 Special to the Okeechobee NewsSeminole Elementary School Spelling Bee WinnersSeminole Elementary would like to congratulate the winners of their school spelling bee. Left to right are Treshawn Wiggins, Cody Deloney, Jayce Bigford, Veronica Trejo and Ja’Khious Cooper. Special to the Okeechobee News/ EESEverglades Elementary School Spelling Bee WinnersEverglades Elementary School congratulates their 2013 Spelling Bee winners. Left to right are Gloria Seca, Kara Hawk, Teresa Ramirez and Brisa Castenada. Register for 2013-2014 kindergartenThe Okeechobee County School Board will hold kindergarten registration at the following schools:  May 15, Seminole Elementary School, 863-462-5116;  May 16, North Elementary School, 863-462-5100;  May 17, South Elementary School, 863-462-5087. If your child will be 5 years old on or before Sept. 1, 2013, you should begin gathering the following information required by law to enter public school: legal proof of birth date, up-to-date immunization record, health exam record completed by a physician since Sept. 1, 2012, and proof of residence (FPL statement; OUA statement, etc.). Please contact the school your child will attend to schedule an appointment for kindergarten registration. If you do not know which school your child should attend, contact the Student Services Of ce at 863-462-5000, Ext. 260.

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 13 Okeechobee News May 15, 2013 Special to the Okeechobee News/ SESStudents of the weekCongratulations to the Students of the Week at South Elementary School for the week of April 29 May 3. They are: Ashton Stapleton, Christian Cook, Island Hebel-Hoover, Hunter Etheredge, Bryan Holtkamp, Carly Bourque, Caleb Murphy, Kaylin Dotson, Hannah Dotson, Anna Robinson, Payton Collins, Logan Jernigan, Kailey May, Ramiro Rodriguez, Kameron Davis, Elizabeth Muniz, Starlene Jackson, Courtney Braddock, Cameron Campbell and Jan Calderon. Special to the Okeechobee NewsStudents of the weekThese OMS Students of the Week for April 29 to May 3, aren’t worrying about a rainy weekend today! Pictured are Filiberto Sanchez, Ashley Snyder, Chris D’Agostina, Orbelin Calvillo, Brittany Kicklighter, Megan Mitchell and Cassandra Franco. Absent were Zachary Williams and Mercedes Garcia. Congratulations students! OCRA “STORM” Competition Cheerleader sign-ups setOCRA “STORM” Competition Cheerleader sign-ups for the 2013-2014 season will be held on the next Saturdays, May 11 and 18, from 9 a.m. 3 p.m. at the ball elds. If you have a child between the ages of 4 and 18, they are invited to join this fast-paced and growing organization. If your child dreams of being a cheerleader, come out and let us transform her into one. For information, call 863-634-0515. Humane Society needs volunteersThe Okeechobee Humane Society Pet/Rescue is in need of volunteers to help with of ce work and to help as kennel supervisors. The organization is a non-pro t with no paid staff and depends on donations and community volunteers. For information, contact Belinda Forlifer at 863-357-1104.

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Important Information: Please read your ad carefully the first day it appears. In case of an inadvertent error, please notify us prior to the deadline listed. We will not be responsible for more than 1 incorrect insertion, or for more than the extent of the ad rendered valueless by such errors. Advertiser assumes responsibility for all statements, names and content of an ad, and assumes responsibility for any claims against the INI USA. All advertising is subject to publisher’s approval. The publisher reserves the right to accept or reject any or all copy, and to insert above the copy the word “advertisement”. All ads accepted are subject to credit approval. All ads must conform to INI USA style and are restricted to their proper classifications. Some classified categories require advance payment. These classifications are denoted with an asterisk *. Garage/ Yard SalesHEART BREAK HOTEL Yard Sale/Crafts Sat. May 18, 2013 9am till 4pm 1350 S. Canoe Creek Rd. Kenansville, Fl 34739 Variety of Vendors, Arts, Crafts, Antiques,Tools and more. VENDORS WELCOME Contact Leann @321-403-3387 for vendor information. We Buy Estates Antiques, Collectibles, Household, Tools, Jewelry and etc. Call 863-697-8906 Time to clean out the attic, basement and/or garage? Advertise your yard sale in the classifieds and make your clean up a breeze! Buying a car? Look in the classifieds. Selling a car? Look in the classifieds. Special NoticeDr. Mark J. Moll at Okeechobee Vision Care will be taking his patient records to Ft. Pierce Vision Care 828 S US #1, Ft. Pierce Fl. 34950 where the records will be available. (772)466-2070 Employment Full TimeCDL Class A DriverSoutheast Milk is seeking CDL Class A driver *Must have a minimum of 2 years veri able experience. Medical, dental, vision, life and AD&D, STD, LTD, 401KAccess www.southeastmilk.org to print a driver application or call 800-544-8429 for more information DFWP & EEO Okeechobee Christian Academy seeks certi ed teachers and professionals for the 2013-2014 school year. Elementary and Secondary (History and Math) positions are available. E-mail oca.of ces @gmail.com or call 863-763-3072 WANTED Lic. Beautician/ Barber and Nail tech for a growing upscale Salon. Best pay scale and location in Town. Located across from TD Bank. Call Angel 863-228-7539 or 863-824-0717 Reading a newspaper helps you understand the world around you. No wonder newspaper readers are more successful people! Employment Part Time PT DRIVER/HELPER 3 Days a week. MUST have CLEAN DL, able to lift 75 lbs., NONSMOKING ENVIRONMENT. Must provide MVR with application Apply in person @ Twin Oaks Pet Cemetery 251 NE 300th Street Okeechobee, FL 34972 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday OR Friday ONLY 863-467-6377 Business Opportunities NOTICEIndependent Newspapers will never accept any advertisement that is illegal or considered fraudulent. In all cases of questionable value, such as promises of guaranteed income from work-athome programs if it sounds too good to be true, chances are that it is. If you have questions or doubts about any ad on these pages, we advise that before responding or sending money ahead of time, you check with the Better Business Bureau at 772-878-2010 for previous complaints. Some 800 and 900 telephone numbers may require an extra charge, as well as long distance toll costs. We will do our best to alert our reader of these charges in the ads, but occasionally we may not be aware of the charges. Therefore, if you call a number out of your area, use caution. Need a few more bucks to purchase something deer? Pick up some extra bucks when you sell your used items in the classifeids. Buildings & Sheds Aluminum metal building 10x10 on skids $100.00 Factory Gazebo, wooden, built in swing and picnic table on skids $700.00 Call 318-224-0077 FurnitureSofa, 6 ft tan $200 Great condition, less than 2 yrs old. Call 1-863-824-8764 Pets/SuppliesFree Kittens: 10 weeks old, house trained. Call 863-623-6250 ToolsFor Sale Delta Rockwell Drill $115.00, Craftsman Work Bench & Compact Position Toolbox $ 85.00. Bench Grinder $ 75.00 Call M-F 863-467-9800. Lawn & GardenCOMPOST for Organic Gardening and Farming Okeechobee Recycling Facility, enter at Waste Management, 10800 NE. 128th Avenue. Pickup or Delivered *Public Welcomed* Please call. (216)956-0949 How do you find a job in todays competitive market? In the employment section of the classifieds One mans trash is another mans treasure. Turn your trash to treasure with an ad in the classifieds. Apartments2bdrm/1bath Duplex in town. Walking distance to stores, NO PETS, First, Last & Security $550.00 a month 863-634-2820 Apartments For Rent 1 Bedroom for $460 mo., 3 Bedroom for $600 mo. and RV spots for $175 mo. No Money No Call 561-386-5636or 561-968-2083 EX-LARGE (1)BEDROOM (1)BATH W/EAT-IN KITCHEN. CHARMING MEXICAN CLAY TILE FLOORS THROUGHOUT. NEW INTERIOR, SITUATED ON “FIRST CLASS” SPRAWLING PROPERTY. $555.PER MONTH, INCLUDING ALL UTILITIES AND LAWN CARE. NO PETS CALL M-F 863-467-9800 Okeechobee1 Bedroom w/Florida room in town for rent. Kitchen appliances furnished. $600/month, 1st, last, and $400 security. Call: (863)467-8705 Tri-plex Okeechobee 2/2 living, dining area, kitchen w/stove & frig, w/d hookup, patio, fenced back yard. Free Trash, lawn mowing $690/mo plus sec 417-848-3424 417-848--6360 Grab a bargain from your neighbors garage, attic, basement or closet in todays classifieds. Love the earth Recycle your used items by selling them in the classifieds. How fast can your car go? It can go even faster when you sell it in the classifieds. ApartmentsTHE OAKS AT SHANNON’S CROSSING US 441 South of city near Taylor’s Creek New affordable 1, 2 and 3 BR Apartments $470 $649 a month or less! Income and Occupational Restrictions Apply Call Now! 863467-0275 Bonus! Computer Lab, Dishwasher, Disposal & Storage. Now leasing to all Ag/Non-Ag Employees Handicap-Accessible Units Available Equal Housing Opportunity Condos/Townhouses Rent2bd/1ba Townhome with w/d, completely furnished, 3 people maximum, $800.00 monthly in Kings Bay. Call 863-634-8331 OKEE 1br./1ba. Fully furnished, Ground r, Utilities incld. dock and lake access. $750 mo. move in now $900. 863-634-0663 Houses Rent1 & 2 BEDROOM NICELY FURNISHED HOUSES WITH OR WITHOUT UTILITIES LONG OR SHORT TERM LEASE (863)447-0742. OKEE 1004 SE 8th Dr. Newly Remodeled. 2 br. 1 ba. $650. All appls., tile oors, hurricane windows. Immediate occupancy. Last, sec. $ ref. Chris 863-447-3282 Office Space RentOf ce Space fully furnished and equipped, copiers, fax, desk’s and ling cabinets includes utilities. $250.00 mo. on Park St. Call 863-634-7781 OFFICE SUITES AVAILABLE 500 SQ. FT. Move-in Incentive, Rent Negotiable. (863)467-0651 RoommateLooking for a roommate to share a 4 bedroom house, all appliances including washer and dryer. $400 per month. Call for more information 863-634-9560 Houses SaleOwner Financing3 bdrm 2 bath 8 year old house on 1 acre $3,500.00 down $931.42 a month. Call Beverley 863-634-2820 Lots SaleBuild your dream home on a beautiful lot adjoining the golf course in The Oaks of Blue Heron. $25,000.00 Call 863-634-2820 Large fenced lot with oak trees in Treasure Island Zoned for houses or mobile homes. $18,000.00 Call 863-634-2820 Looking for a place to hang your hat? Look no further than the classifieds. When doing those chores is doing you in, its time to look for a helper in the classifieds. Mobile Home Rent2BD/1BA Nice Park, nice unit, central air, Fully furnished $400 monthly, part of utilities paid Call 812-989-3022 BHR 2br./2ba. on water with large yard. Furnished. $700 mo. move in now $850. 863-634-0663. TRAILER FOR RENT $100.00 a week. Pay your own electric. Call for details. 863-610-4625 Mobile HomeSaleFor Sale 2br/1ba Mobile Home in 55+ Park on canal with Lake access, screened porch & shed. $2,900.00 O.B.O. Call 863-623-6256 Palm Harbor Homes Check us out at: http://www.palm harbor.com/ model-center/plantcity/ $8,500 off any Palm Harbor purchased John Lyons 800-622-2832 ext 210 Campers/RVsWanted all Travel Trailers, Motor Homes and Fifth Wheels. Any Condition, Cash paid on the spot Call 941-347-7171 MotorcyclesYAMAHA VIRAGO ‘95 750cc, red & white. saddlebags, windsheild. Comfortable ride. $1500 (863)801-5405 14 Okeechobee News May 15, 2013

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Automobiles2002 Mercury Grand Marquis, Silver w/black top, 100,006 miles original owner, new tires and wheel covers, leather and cold air $4,300.00 O.B.O. 863-763-0017 Autos WantedCASH FOR CARS No Title Needed, Any Condition. 268junk.com Located in Okeechobee Call (863)484-2012 Public NoticePUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT THE DISTRICT BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF INDIAN RIVER STATE COLLEGE WILL HOLD A REGULAR BOARD MEETING TUESDAY, MAY 28, 2013 AT 3:30 P.M. IN ROOM 142/143, THE KNOWLEDGE ROOM AT THE CLARK ADVANCED LEARNING CENTER ON THE INDIAN RIVER STATE COLLEGE CHASTAIN CAMPUS AT 2400 SE SALERNO ROAD, STUART, FLORIDA 34997. NOTICE IS ALSO GIVEN THAT AT 11:30 A.M., TUESDAY, MAY 21, 2013, AN AGENDA MEETING WILL BE HELD IN THE BOARD ROOM OF THE BEN L. BRYAN ADMINISTRATION BUILDING ON THE MAIN CAMPUS, 3209 VIRGINIA AVENUE, FORT PIERCE, FLORIDA 34981-5596. ANY PERSONS WISHING TO PLACE BEFORE THAT BOARD FOR CONSIDERATION ARGUMENTS CONCERNING ISSUES OF LAW OR POLICY OR PRESENT EVIDENCE OF ANY PERTINENT FACT THAT MAY BE IN DISPUTE MUST NOTIFY THE PRESIDENT OF THE COLLEGE AT LEAST SEVEN DAYS BEFORE THE SCHEDULED MEETING OF THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES. ANY PERSONS WISHING TO APPEAL THE DECISIONS OF THIS BOARD WITH RESPECT TO ANY MATTER CONSIDERED AT SUCH MEETING WILL NEED A RECORD OF THE PROCEEDINGS, AND FOR SUCH PURPOSE MAY NEED TO ENSURE THAT A VERBATIM RECORD OF THE PROCEEDINGS IS MADE. 442515 ON 5/15/2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 2012 CA 146 TD BANK, N.A., as Successor in Interest to RIVERSIDE NATIONAL BANK OF FLORIDA, by and through FDIC as Receiver, Plaintiff, v. MIGUEL JIMENEZ; VICKI JIMENEZ; UNKNOWN TENANTS IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY; INDIAN HAMMOCK HUNT AND RIDING CLUB, INC., and ELLIS A. SANCHEZ, 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: LOTS 274, 275, 276 and 277, INDIAN HAMMOCK HUNT AND RIDING CLUB, according to the Plat thereof, r ecorded in Plat Book 4, Pages 25 through 69 inclusive, of the Public Records of Okeechobee County, Florida. HWY 441 N Lots 274, 275, 276, & 277, Okeechobee, FL 34972 Tax ID #’s 10434350010000002740; 10434350010000002750; 10434350010000002760; & 10434350010000002770 B. The Clerk’s Sale will take place on June 5, 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 27, 2013; D. TD BANK, N.A., as Successor in Interest to Riverside National Bank of Florida by and through FDIC as Receiver v. MIGUEL JIMENEZ; VICKI JIMENEZ; UNKNOWN TENANTS IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY; INDIAN HAMMOCK HUNT AND RIDING CLUB, INC., and ELLIS A. SANCHEZ, Case No.: 2012 CA 146 E. 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: March 1, 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 711.439107 ON 5/8,15/2013 When you want something sold, advertise in the classifieds. Public Notice Join all the people who say, I sold it in the classifieds.Ž Public Notice OKEECHOBEE COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD POLICY In accordance with the Administrative Procedures Act, Chapter 120, Florida Statutes, notice is hereby given that the Okeechobee County School Board will consider amendment of the School Board policies listed below at their meeting on Tuesday, June 11, 2013, at 6:00 p.m., in Room 303 of the School Board Administrative Of ce at 700 S.W. Second Avenue, Okeechobee. A copy of the proposed amendments are available in the Superintendent’s Of ce, Room 307, 700 S.W. 2nd Avenue, Okeechobee. Amendment of Board Policy 4.20 Student Progression Plan I. This policy provides guidelines for maintaining the District’s Student Progression Plan. II. The proposed amendment updates the policy to agree with current statutes and adds a requirement to include options for academic acceleration and early high school graduation. III. Legal authority for this policy is F.S. 1001.41, 1001.42. Laws implemented are F.S. 1001.43, 1002.3105, 1003.4156, 1003.428, 1003.4281, 1003.429, 1003.43, 1003.437, 1003.49, 1008.25; State Board of Education Rule 6A-1.0941. IV. This policy amendment will not affect individuals from an economic standpoint. Amendment of Board Policy 5.20 Student Assignment I. This policy provides guidelines for assigning students to appropriate schools. II. The proposed amendment updates the policy to agree with current statutes regarding the ability to request attendance at another school when the current school does not meet certain performance grade requirements. III. Legal authority for this policy is F.S. 1001.41, 1001.42. Laws implemented are F.S. 1000.21, 1001.41, 1001.42, 1001.43, 1001.51, 1002.31, 1002.38. IV. This policy amendment will not affect individuals from an economic standpoint. Amendment of Board Policy 6.52 Suspension and Dismissal I. This policy provides guidelines for the suspension and dismissal of employees. II. The proposed amendment updates the policy to agree with current statutes regarding the number of days allowed for requesting a hearing after notice of suspension or dismissal. III. Legal authority for this policy is F.S. 1001.41, 1012.22, 1012.23. Laws implemented are F.S. Chapter 120, 790-15, 1001.43, 1012.22, 1012.27, 1012.33, 1012.335. IV. This policy amendment will not affect individuals from an economic standpoint. Amendment of Board Policy 8.24 Safety Belts I. This policy provides requirements for the use of safety belts in District operated vehicles. II. The proposed amendment updates the policy to agree with current statutes regarding the purchase of school buses equipped with safety belts. III. Legal authority for this policy is F.S. 1001.41, 1001.42. Laws implemented are F.S. 316.003, 316.614, 316.6145, 316.6146, 1001.43, 1006.21, 1006.22. IV. This policy amendment will not affect individuals from an economic standpoint. Ken Kenworthy Superintendent of Schools 442774 ON 5/15/2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 47-2010-CA000107 PNC MORTGAGE, A DIVISION OF PNC BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, Plaintiff, vs. KEVIN E. BLANK, et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN Pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated February 28, 2013, and entered in Case No. 47-2010-CA000107 of the Circuit Court of the Nineteenth Judicial Circuit in and for Okeechobee County, Florida in which PNC Mortgage, a Division of PNC Bank, National Association, is the Plaintiff and Kevin E. Blank, Denise R. Blank, Unknown Tenant #1 n/k/a Richard Taylor, 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 5th day of June, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment of Foreclosure: A PARCEL OF LAND 100 FEET ON OSOWOW ROAD OF LOT 2, BLOCK 3, OF THE SUN COUNTRY RANCHES, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 4, PAGES 98-102, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA, MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS; BEGINNING AT THE NORTHEASTERN MOST CORNER OF SAID LOT 2, BLOCK 3, AND PROCEEDING IN A SOUTHWESTERLY DIRECTION ALONG THE PROPERTY LINE ABUTTING OSOWOW ROAD FOR A DISTANCE OF 266.68 FEET; THENCE ON A STRAIGHT LINE AT RIGHT ANGELS TO THE OSOWOW ROAD PROPERTY LINE IN A SOUTHEASTERLY DIRECTION FOR A DISTANCE OF 150.00 FEET; THENCE TURNING 90 DEGREES TO THE SOUTHWEST AND PROCEEDING IN A STRAIGHT LINE IN A SOUTHWESTERLY DIRECTION FOR THE DISTANCE OF 100 FEET; THENCE TURNING 90 DEGREES TO THE NORTHWEST AND PROCEEDING IN A STRAIGHT LINE IN A NORTHWESTERLY DIRECTION FOR 150 FEET, TO OSOWOW ROAD PROPERTY LINE; THENCE IN A NORTHEASTERLY DIRECTION FOR THE DISTANCE OF 100 FEET ALONG THE OSOWOW ROAD PROPERTY LINE, WHICH SAID PARCEL LANDS CONSISTS OF A RECTANGULAR LOT 100 FEET ON OSOWOW ROAD BY 150 FEET DEEP. A/K/A 302 NE 366TH TRL, OKEECHOBEE, FL 34972 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must le a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated in Okeechobee County, Florida this 14th day of March, 2013. SHARON ROBERTSON Clerk of the Circuit Court Okeechobee County, Florida BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk Albertelli Law, Attorney for Plaintiff P.O. Box 23028, Tampa, FL 33623 (813) 221-4743 (813) 221-9171 facsimile eService: servealaw@albertellilaw.com CH 11-87335 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. 439178 ON 5/8,15/2013 Your new home could be in todays paper. Have you looked for it? Public Notice Get a quick response to any item you may be selling with a classified ad. Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 47-2009-CA-000621 CHASE HOME FINANCE, LLC, Plaintiff, VS. RODGER CLYNE et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Mortgage Foreclosure dated January 31, 2013 and entered in Case No. 47-2009CA-000621 of the Circuit Court of the NINETEENTH Judicial Circuit in and for OKEECHOBEE County, Florida wherein CHASE HOME FINANCE, LLC is the Plaintiff and RODGER CLYNE; CANDACE CLYNE; 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 5th day of June, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: LOT 27 OF LAZY SEVEN RANCH ACRES, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOKS, PAGES 10 AND 11, PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. LESS THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED PROPERTY: THE NORTH 20.00 FEET OF LOT 27, LAZY SEVEN RANCH ACRES, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 5, PAGES 10 AND 11 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA, BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: BEGIN AT THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF SAID LOT 27, THENCE SOUTH 00 DEGREES 27 MINUTES 49 SECONDS EAST ALONG THE EAST LINE OF SAID LOT, A DISTANCE OF 20.00 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 89 DEGREES 59 MINUTES 22 SECONDS WEST, DEPARTING SAID EAST LINE AND ALONG THE LINE PARALLEL WITH AND 20.00 FEET SOUTH OF (AS MEASURED AT RIGHT ANGLES TO) THE NORTH LINE OF SAID LOT 27, A DISTANCE OF 773.36 FEET TO THE INTERSECTION WITH THE ARC OF A NON-TANGENT CURVE (FROM WHICH A RADIAL LINE BEARS NORTH 66 DEGREES 25 MINUTES 40 SECONDS WEST) IN THE CUL-DE-SAC FOR SOUTHWEST 72 TERRACE; SAID CURVE BEING CONCAVE TO THE WEST, HAVING A RADIUS OF 50.00 FEET AND A CENTRAL ANGLE OF 23 DEGREES 34 MINUTES 43 SECONDS THENCE NORTHERLY ALONG THE ARC OF SAID CURVE, A DISTANCE OF 20.58 FEET TO THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF SAID LOT 27; THENCE NORTH 89 DEGREES 59 MINUTES 22 SECONDS EAST ALONG THE AFORESAID NORTH LINE OF LOT 27, A DISTANCE OF 769.03 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. A/K/A 734 SW 72 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 F09084470 ADVANTA-SPECFNMA---Team 6 F09084470 **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. 437471 ON 5/8,15/2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION CASE NO. 2010 CA 000064 BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., AS SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING L.P., Plaintiff, V S. JEFFERY M MOSTELLER A /K/A JEFFREY MOSTELLER, et al., Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Summary Final Judgment of Foreclosure led February 28, 2013 entered in Civil Case No. 2010 CA 000064 of the Circuit Court of the NINETEENTH Judicial Circuit in and for Okeechobee County, Florida, the Clerk will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in the Jury Assembly Room, 2nd Floor of the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 312 Northwest 3rd Street, Okeechobee, FL 34972 in accordance with Chapter 45, Florida Statutes on the 5th day of June, 2013 at 11:00 AM on the following described property as set forth in said Summary Final Judgment, to-wit: All of Lots 6 and 15, and the East 33.33 feet of Lots 7 and 14, Block 14, NORTH WEST ADDITION TO OKEECHOBEE, FLA., according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 1, Page 25, public records of Okeechobee County, Florida. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens, must le a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated this 5th day of March 2013. SHARON ROBERTSON CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT As Clerk of the Court BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk 438764 ON 5/8,15/2013 Public Notice Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.: 2011-CA-377 Assigned to: Judge Elizabeth Metzger TD BANK, National Association, Plaintiff, VS. CARY McCULLOUGH; TINA McCULLOUGH; CAPITAL ONE BANK (USA) N.A.; ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER AND AGAINST THE HEIRS IN NAMED INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANT(S), WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR LIVING, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS; JOHN AND/OR JANE DOE AS UNKNOWN TENANTS IN POSSESSION, THE NAMES BEING FICTITIOUS TO ACCOUNT FOR PARTIES IN POSSESSION, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to the Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated March 21, 2012 (the “Judgment”) and the Order on Plaintiffs Motion to Vacate Foreclosure Sale, Vacate Certi cate of Title, and Reschedule Foreclosure Sale dated March 1, 2013, entered in Civil Case No. 2011CA-377 of the Circuit Court of the Nineteenth Judicial Circuit in and for Okeechobee County, Florida, in which TD BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, is Plaintiff, and CARY McCULLOUGH and TINA McCULLOUGH are Defendants. The Clerk of Court will sell the Property as de ned in the Judgment and as set forth below at a public sale on June 5, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. to the “highest bidder,” for cash in the Jury Assembly Room at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 2nd Floor, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 34972, in accordance with Section 45.031, Florida Statutes. The “highest bidder” for purposes of this Notice of Sale, is de ned as the party who bids the largest amount of money to purchase the Property (as de ned below) and who completes the sale in a timely fashion, as hereinafter set out. The one who bids the largest amount of money to purchase the Property (as de ned below) shall be permitted to complete the sale by delivering to the Clerk, the balance of such bid, over and above the deposit, by 3:00 p.m. on the day of the sale. The following property located in Okeechobee, Florida, is the subject of this Notice of Sale: COMMENCING AT THE 1/2 SECTION CORNER ON THE WEST BOUNDARY LINE OF SECTION 17, TOWNSHIP 37 SOUTH, RANGE 36 EAST, RUN THENCE SOUTH 89 DEGREES 24 MINUTES 08 SECONDS EAST ALONG THE 1/4 SECTION LINE FOR A DISTANCE OF 1905.30 FEET TO A POINT ON THE EAST RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE OF FOUR SEASONS DRIVE; THENCE RUN SOUTH 0 DEGREES 05 MINUTES 07 SECONDS WEST ALONG THE EAST RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE OF SAID FOUR SEASONS DRIVE AND PARALLEL WITH THE WEST BOUNDARY LINE OF THE SOUTH 1/2 OF SAID SECTION 17 FOR A DISTANCE OF 878.00 FEET. THENCE RUN SOUTH 89 DEGREES 24 MINUTES 08 SECONDS EAST PARALLEL WITH THE NORTH BOUNDARY LINE OF THE SOUTH 1/2 OF SAID SECTION 17 FOR A DISTANCE OF 792.00 FEET FOR THE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE CONTINUE SOUTH 89 DEGREES 24 MINUTES 08 SECONDS EAST FOR A DISTANCE OF 198.00 FEET. THENCE RUN SOUTH 0 DEGREES 05 MINUTES 07 SECONDS WEST PARALLEL WITH THE WEST BOUNDARY LINE OF THE SOUTH 1/2 OF SAID SECTION 17 FOR A DISTANCE OF 220.00 FEET. THENCE RUN NORTH 89 DEGREES 24 MINUTES 08 SECONDS WEST FOR A DISTANCE OF 198.00 FEET. THENCE RUN NORTH 0 DEGREES 05 MINUTES 07 SECONDS EAST FOR A DISTANCE OF 220.00 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. LYING IN AND COMPRISING A PART OF THE SOUTH 1/2 OF SECTION 17, TOWNSHIP 37 SOUTH, RANGE 36 EAST, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. ALSO KNOWN AS LOT 53F, FOUR SEASONS ESTATES, AN UNRECORDED PLAT. TOGETHER WITH 1999 REGE MOBILE HOME, SIDE “A” VIN #: N17435A, TITLE #75779641; SIDE “B”, VIN #: N17435B, TITLE #75779642, R.P. #: 12077547. Property Address: 7284 N.E. 5th Street, Okeechobee, Florida 34974 (the “Property”). 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 on March 13, 2013. SHARON ROBERTSON, Clerk of Circuit Court BY: Sandra L. Creech,Deputy Clerk 439185 ON 5/8,15,22/2013 Public Notice 15 Okeechobee News May 15, 2013 Reading a newspaper provides the opportunity to get involved in your community.No wonder newspaper readers are more popular! IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 2012-CA-363 TD BANK, N.A., a national banking association, Plaintiff, vs. SHAWN E. TOWNSEND, JR., et al., Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated January 23, 2013 entered in Civil Case No. 2012-CA-363 of the Circuit Court of the 19th Judicial Circuit in and for Okeechobee County, Florida, wherein TD BANK, N.A. is Plaintiff and SHAWN E. TOWNSEND, JR., et al., are Defendant(s). I will sell to the highest bidder for cash, in the Jury Assembly Room on the 2nd Floor of the Okeechobee County Judicial Center located 312 North West 3rd Street, Okeechobee, FL at 11:00 o’clock a.m. on the 12th day of June, 2013 the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: Lot Number 6, Block 5 in OKEECHOBEE HAMMOCK SECTION 1, as shown in the recorded Plat/Map thereof in Plat Book 3, Page 31 of Okeechobee County Records. Street address: 6675 SE 88th Trail, 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 60 days after the sale. DATED this 24th day of January, 2013. SHARON ROBERTSON Clerk of Circuit Court BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk 435791 ON 5/15,22/2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File No. 2013-CP-19 IN RE: ESTATE OF FREDERICK SHERWOOD Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of Frederick Sherwood, deceased, whose date of death was October 31, 2012 and whose social security number is 266-82-8583, is pending in the Circuit Court for Okeechobee County, 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 estate of the decedent and persons having claims or demands against the estate of the decedent other than those for whom provision for full payment was made in the Order of Administration 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 the decedent’s estate must le their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT’S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of rst publication of this Notice is May 15, 2013. Steven Sherwood Personal Representative 346 County Road 373 Athens, TN 37303 Attorney for Personal Representative: ELIZABETH A. MAXWELL Florida Bar No. 720895 Maxwell & Maxwell, P.A. 405 NW Third Street Okeechobee, Florida 34972 Telephone: (863) 763-1119 Fax: (863)763-1179 eservice@maxwellandmaxwell.net emaxwell@maxwellandmaxwell.net 443068 ON 05/15,22/13 LEGAL NOTICE Public Auction will be held at Johns Towing Service storage lot located at 704 Northeast 2nd Avenue, Okeechobee, Florida 34972 on MAY 31, 2013 at 9:00 A.M. Pursuant to Florida Statute 713.78 for unpaid towing and storage charges. Year, make, model and VIN are as follows. 1995 OLDSMOBILE 88 ROYALE VIN #1G3HN52K6S4837878 Terms of sale are cash, and no checks will be accepted. Seller reserves the right of nal bid. ALL SALES ARE FINAL! NO REFUNDS WILL BE MADE! Said automobiles will be sold in “As Is” condition with no guarantee’s. 443376 ON 5/15/2013 LEGAL NOTICE A public auction will be held at BMJ Towing, Inc. Lot at 414 South Parrott Avenue, Okeechobee, Florida 34974 on Friday the 31st 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 1976 GR CADILAC 2 DOOR GOLD 6D47S6Q282639 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. 443459 ON 5/15/2013 PUBLIC NOTICE Awesome Self Storage, 6489 US 441 SE, Okeechobee, FL 34974 will dispose of stored items on May 28, 2013. Owner Unit # Beard, Misty #448 Lewandowski, McKenzie #657 Sauceda, Angel #229 443377 ON 5/15,22/2013

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Public Notice Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO: 2010-CA-000042 ONEWEST BANK, FINANCIAL FREEDOM ACQUISITION, LLC Plaintiff, V S. JOSEPHINE PAUGH, DECEASED; GERALD PAUGH, DECEASED; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF JOSEPHINE PAUGH; UNKNOWN TENANT I; UNKNOWN TENANT II; BASSWOOD HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC., A N ADMINISTRATIVELY DISSOLVED CORPORATION; UNITED STATES OF A MERICA ON BEHALF OF THE SECRETARY OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT; THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA; THE STATE OF FLORIDA, DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE; GERALD LEE PAUGH; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF GERALD LEE PAUGH, and any unknown heirs, devisees, grantees, creditors, and other unknown persons or unknown spouses claiming by, through and under any of the above-named Defendants, Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE is hereby given that the undersigned Clerk of the Circuit Court of Okeechobee County, Florida, will on the 5th day of June, 2013, at 11:00 A.M. in the Jury Assembly Room, 2nd Floor, Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida, offer for sale and sell at public outcry to the highest and best bidder for cash, the following-described property situate in Okeechobee County, Florida: Lot 18 Block 23, of BASSWOOD UNIT 2, according to the Plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 3, Page(s) 28, of the Public Records of Okeechobee County, Florida. pursuant to the Final Judgment entered on in said Court, the style of which case is indicated above. Any person or entity claiming an interest in the surplus, if any, resulting from the foreclosure sale, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens, must le a claim on same with the Clerk of Court within 60 days after the foreclosure sale. WITNESS my hand and of cial seal of said Court this 5th day of March, 2013. A MERICANS WITH DISABILITIES A CT. If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Corrie Johnson, A DA Coordinator, 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711.SHARON ROBERTSON CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk 438653 ON 5/8,15/2013 Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA Case No. 2009-CA-000270 T HE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON FKA THE BANK OF NEW YORK AS T RUSTEE FOR HARBORVIEW MORTGAGE LOAN TRUST 2006-CB 1 MORTGAGE LOAN PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2006-CB1, Plaintiff, vs. RONALD PARKER, et al. Defendants NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated February 20, 2013, and entered in Case No. 2009-CA-000270, of the Circuit Court of the Nineteenth Judicial Circuit in and for OKEECHOBEE County, Florida. THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON FKA THE BANK OF NEW YORK AS TRUSTEE FOR HARBORVIEW MORTGAGE LOAN T RUST 2006-CB1 MORTGAGE LOAN PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2006-CB1 (hereafter “Plaintiff’), is Plaintiff and RONALD PARKER; JUDY PARKER; JANE DOE N/K/A KRISTINE HETRICK, are defendants. T he Clerk of Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in the Jury Assembly Room, 2nd Floor, of the Okeechobee County Judicial Center; 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, at 11:00 a.m., on the 12th day of June, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: LOT 253, TREASURE ISLAND UNIT 8, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 91, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA.If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 47-2011-CA-000346 EMBRACE HOME LOANS, Plaintiff, VS. LINDA D. WHATLEY; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF LINDA D. WHATLEY; IF LIVING, INCLUDING ANY UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF SAID DEFENDANT(S), IF REMARRIED, AND IF DECEASED, THE RESPECTIVE UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, CREDITORS, LIENORS, AND TRUSTEES, AND ALL OTHER PERSONS CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST THE NAMED DEFENDANT(S); UNKNOWN TENANT #1; UNKNOWN TENANT #2; Defendant(s) NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to a Final Summary Judgment of Foreclosure entered in the abovestyled cause, in the Circuit Court of Okeechobee County, Florida, I will sell the property situate in Okeechobee County, Florida, described as: THE WEST 1/2 OF THE EAST 1/2 OF THE SOUTH 1/2 OF THE SOUTH 1/2 OF THE TRACT 1, LYING AND BEING IN SECTION 34, TOWNSHIP 34 SOUTH, RANGE 33 EAST, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 4, PAGES 3 A-D INCLUSIVE, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. LOT O OF TRACT 1 W 1/2 OF E 1/2 OF S 1/2 OF S 1/2 OF TRACT 01. at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash, in the Jury Assembly Room of the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 312 NW 3rd Street, 2nd Floor, Okeechobee, FL 34972 at 11:00 A.M., on JUNE 12, 2013. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens, must le a claim within 60 days after the sale. Witness, my hand and seal of this court on the 4TH day of April, 2013. SHARON ROBERTSON CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk Law Of ces of Daniel C. Consuegra 9204 King Palm Drive Tampa, FL 33619-1328 Attorneys for Plaintiff NOTICE If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Corrie Johnson, ADA Coordinator, 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. SPANISH: Si usted es una persona discapacitada que necesita alguna adaptacion para poder participar de este procedimiento o evento; usted tiene derecho, sin costo alguno a que se le provea cierta ayuda. Favor de comunicarse con Corrie Johnson, Coordinadora de A.D.A., 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, Fl. 34986, (772) 807-4370 por lo menos 7 dias antes de que tenga que comparecer en corte o inmediatamente despues de haber recibido esta noti cacion si es que falta menos de 7 dias para su comparecencia. Si tiene una discapacidad auditiva de habla, llame al 711. KREYOL: Si ou se yon moun ki Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 2009 CA 000003 U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION ND, Plaintiff, VS. SENA T. TREADWAY; THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF SENA T. TREADWAY; ROBERT A. TREADWAY; THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF ROBERT A. TREADWAY; IF LIVING, INCLUDING ANY UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF SAID DEFENDANT(S), IF REMARRIED, AND IF DECEASED, THE RESPECTIVE UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, CREDITORS, LIENORS, AND TRUSTEES, AND ALL OTHER PERSONS CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST THE NAMED DEFENDANT(S); MIDFLORIDA FEDERAL CREDIT UNION; WHETHER DISSOLVED OR PRESENTLY EXISTING, TOGETHER WITH ANY GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, CREDITORS, LIENORS, OR TRUSTEES OF SAID DEFENDANT(S) AND ALL OTHER PERSONS CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, OR AGAINST DEFENDANT(S); UNKNOWN TENANT #1; UNKNOWN TENANT #2; Defendant(s) NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to a Final Summary Judgment of Foreclosure entered in the abovestyled cause, in the Circuit Court of Okeechobee County, Florida, I will sell the property situate in Okeechobee County, Florida, described as: LOTS 2 AND 3, BLOCK 56, BASSWOOD, INC., UNIT 5, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 51, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA.at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash, in the Jury Assembly Room of the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 312 NW 3rd Street, 2nd Floor, Okeechobee, FL 34972 at 11:00 A.M., on JUNE 12, 2013. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens, must le a claim within 60 days after the sale. Witness, my hand and seal of this court on the 4TH day of April, 2013. SHARON ROBERTSON CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk Law Of ces of Daniel C. Consuegra 9204 King Palm Drive Tampa, FL 33619-1328 Attorneys for Plaintiff NOTICE If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Corrie Johnson, ADA Coordinator, 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. SPANISH: Si usted es una persona discapacitada que necesita alguna adaptacion para poder participar de este procedimiento o evento; usted tiene derecho, sin costo alguno a que se le provea cierta ayuda. Favor de comunicarse con Corrie Johnson, Coordinadora de A.D.A., 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, Fl. 34986, (772) 807-4370 por lo menos 7 dias antes de que tenga que comparecer en corte o inmediatamente despues de haber recibido esta noti cacion si es que falta menos de 7 dias para su comparecencia. Si tiene una discapacidad auditiva de habla, llame al 711. KREYOL: Si ou se yon moun ki kokobe ki bezwen asistans ou aparey pou ou ka patisipe nan prosedu sa-a, ou gen dwa san ou pa bezwen peye anyen pou ou jwen on seri de ed. Tanpri kontakte Corrie Johnson, Coordinator ADA, 250 NW Country Club Drive, suite 217, Port St. Lucie, Public NoticeIN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION CASE NO: 2012 CP 000182 IN RE: ESTATE OF STEVEN MOORE Deceased. NOTICE OF ADMINISTRATION The administration of the estate of Steven Moore, deceased, Case Number 2012 CP 000182 is pending in the Circuit Court for Okeechobee County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 380 NE 17th Ave., Okeechobee, FL 34972. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representative’s attorney are set forth below. ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE NOTIFIED THAT: All persons on whom this notice is served who have objections that challenge the validity of the will, the quali cations of the personal representative, venue, or jurisdiction of this Court are required to le their objections with this Court WITHIN THE LATER OF THREE MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent’s estate on whom a copy of this notice is served within three months after the date of the rst publication of this notice must le their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF THREE MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and persons having claims or demands against the decedent’s estate must le their claims with this Court WITHIN THE LATER OF THREE MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS, DEMANDS AND OBJECTIONS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. The date of rst publication of this Notice is May 8, 2013. Personal Representative: Lolita Moore 380 NE 17th Ave. Okeechobee, FL 34972 Attorney for Personal Representative: Reginald B. Sessions, Esquire Florida Bar No. 0098922 608 N US Hwy 1 Ft. Pierce, FL 34950 (772) 595-0060 442440 ON 5/8,15/2013 Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 2009CA000264 DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST COMPANY, AS TRUSTEE FOR NOVASTAR MORTGAGE FUNDING TRUST, SERIES 2006-6, Plaintiff, -VS.STEPHEN R. ELLER, et al., Defendant(s). NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated March 28, 2013, entered in Civil Case No. 2009CA000264 of the Circuit Court of the Nineteenth Judicial Circuit in and for Okeechobee County, Florida, wherein DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST COMPANY, AS TRUSTEE FOR NOVASTAR MORTGAGE FUNDING TRUST, SERIES 2006-6, is the Plaintiff and STEPHEN R. ELLER and MELANIE ELLER, are the Defendants. I will sell to the highest bidder for cash on June 12, 2013, at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 312 North West 3rd Street, in the Jury Assembly Room, on the Second Floor, Okeechobee, Florida, beginning at 11:00 AM, in accordance with section 45.031, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: BEGINNING AT THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF THE SOUTHEAST 1/4 OF SECTION 9, TOWNSHIP 36 SOUTH, RANGE 35 EAST, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA, RUN NORTH 89 DEGREES 40’13” EAST ALONG THE SECTION LINE, A DISTANCE OF 230.54 FEET; THEN RUN NORTH 0 DEGREES 19’54” WEST, A DISPublic Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION Case No. 11000001CA CitiMortgage, Inc., Plaintiff vs. Bertha Jaimes Gonzalez a/k/a Berta Jaime Gonzalez a/k/a Berta Jaimes Gonzelez a/k/a Berta Gonzalez; Unknown Tenants in Possession #1, Unknown Tenants in Possession #2; If living and all Unknown Parties claiming by, through, under and against the above named Defendan(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, Defendants NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Summary Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated March 12, 2013, entered in Case No. 11000001CA of the Circuit Court of the Nineteenth Judicial Circuit, in and for Okeechobee County, Florida, wherein CitiMortgage, Inc is the Plaintiff and Bertha Jaimes Gonzalez a/k/a Berta Jaime Gonzalez a/k/a Berta Jaimes Gonzalez a/k/a Berta Gonzalez; Unknown Tenants in Possession #1, Unknown Tenants 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 are the Defendants, that I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at, the Jury Assembly Room 2nd oor, Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, FL 34972, beginning at 11:00 AM on the 12th day of June, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: LOT 9, BLOCK 42, BASSWOOD, UNIT 3, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 37, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA.Dated this 14th day of March, 2013. Sharon Robertson As Clerk of the 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 16 Okeechobee News May 15, 2013order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Corrie Johnson, ADA Coordinator, 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. Dated this 5th day of March, 2013. SHARON ROBERTSON CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT BY: Sandra L. Creech As Deputy Clerk Van Ness Law Firm, PLC 1239 E. Newport Center Drive Suite #110 Deer eld Beach, Florida 33442 Phone (954) 571-2031 Fax (954) 571-2033 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. 438544 ON 5/15,22/2013 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 hi. Tanpri kontakte Corrie Johnson, Coordinator ADA, 250 NW Country Club Drive, suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 O’mwen 7 jou avan ke ou gen pou-ou 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. 440687 ON 5/15,22/2013 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. 440689 ON 5/15,22/2013 TANCE OF 631.78 FEET TO A ROAD; THEN RUN NORTH 83 DEGREES 53’44” WEST ALONG THE SOUTHERLY BOUNDARY OF SAID ROAD, A DISTANCE OF 336.86 FEET; THEN RUN SOUTH 0 DEGREES 19’54” EAST, A DISTANCE OF 669.54 FEET TO A POINT ON THE SOUTH BOUNDARY OF SAID SECTION 9; THEN RUN NORTH 89 DEGREES 40’09” EAST ALONG SAID SECTION LINE, A DISTANCE OF 104.21 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. ALSO DESCRIBED AS TRACT 105, QUAIL ACRES, AN UNRECORDED SUBDIVISION IN OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. AKA: 788 NW 113TH DRIVE, OKEECHOBEE, FL 34972 ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE.IF YOU ARE A PERSON WITH A DISABILITY WHO NEEDS ANY ACCOMMODATION IN ORDER TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS PROCEEDING, YOU ARE ENTITLED, AT NO COST TO YOU, TO THE PROVISION OF CERTAIN ASSISTANCE. PLEASE CONTACT CORRIE JOHNSON, ADA COORDINATOR, 250 NW COUNTRY CLUB DRIVE, SUITE 217, PORT ST. LUCIE, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 AT LEAST 7 DAYS BEFORE YOUR SCHEDULED COURT APPEARANCE, OR IMMEDIATELY UPON RECEIVING THIS NOTIFICATION IF THE TIME BEFORE THE SCHEDULED APPEARANCE IS LESS THAN 7 DAYS; IF YOU ARE HEARING OR VOICE IMPAIRED, CALL 711. DATED this 4th day of April, 2013. SHARON ROBERTSON Clerk of the Court BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk Attorney for Plaintiff: Christine N. Green, Esq. Ward, Damon, Posner, Pheterson & Bleau, P.L. 4420 Beacon Circle, Suite 100 West Palm Beach, Florida 33407 (561) 842-3000 440693 ON 5/15,22/2013 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 carte o inmediatamente despues de haber recibido esta noti cacion si es que falta menos de 7 dias para su comparecencia. Si tiene una discapacidad auditiva o de habla, llame al 711. KREYOL: Si ou se yon moun ki kokobe ki bezwen asistans ou aparey pou ou ka patisipe nan prosedu sa-a, ou gen dwa san ou pa bezwen peye anyen pou ou jwen on seri de ed. Tanpri kontakte Corrie Johnson, Coordinator ADA, 250 NW Country Club Drive, suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 O’mwen 7 jou avan ke ou gen pou-ou paret nan tribunal, ou imediatman ke ou resevwa avis sa-a ou si le ke ou gen pou-ou ale nan tribunal-la mwens ke 7 jou; Si ou pa ka tande ou pale byen, rel 711. 439714 ON 5/15,22/2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION CASE NO. 2010 CA 000121 U.S. BANK TRUST NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, NOT IN ITS INDIVIDUAL CAPACITY, BUT SOLELY AS TRUSTEE FOR SRMOF REO 2011-1 TRUST, Plaintiff, VS. WILLIAM J. LAKEMAN, et.al. Defendant(s). NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated February 28, 2013, and entered in 2010 CA 000121 of the Circuit Court of the Nineteenth Judicial Circuit in and for Okeechobee County, Florida, wherein U.S. BANK IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 47-2010-CA-000130 HOUSEHOLD FINANCE CORPORATION III, Plaintiff, VS. JAMES M. THOMAS, et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Mortgage TRUST NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, NOT IN ITS INDIVIDUAL CAPACITY, BUT SOLELY AS TRUSTEE FOR SRMOF REO 2011-1 TRUST, is the Plaintiff and WILLIAM J. LAKEMAN; JENNIFER LAKEMAN; WACHOVIA BANK NA; UNKNOWN TENANTS are the Defendant(s). Sharon Robertson as the Clerk of the Circuit Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash, in the Jury Assembly Room, 2nd Fl., Okeechobee County Judicial Center 312 NW 3rd St., Okeechobee, FL 34972, at 11:00 AM on June 12, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: LOT 157 AND 158, TAYLOR CREEK ISLES, UNIT II, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 5, PAGE 84 AND 85, PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA.Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must le a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated this 20th Day of March, 2013. Sharon Robertson As Clerk of the Court BY: Sandra L. Creech As Deputy Clerk IMPORTANT If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Corrie Johnson, ADA Coordinator, 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711.439858 ON 5/15,22/2013 Foreclosure dated February 28, 2013 and entered in Case No. 47-2010CA-000130 of the Circuit Court of the NINETEENTH Judicial Circuit in and for OKEECHOBEE County, Florida wherein HOUSEHOLD FINANCE CORPORATION III is the Plaintiff and JAMES M. THOMAS; LINDA S. THOMAS; CLOSE POWER, INC.; TENAN T #1 N/K/A JUSTIN THOMAS, and TENANT #2 N/K/A SABRINA YATES 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 11:00 AM, on the 12th day of June, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: LOT 3, SUNSET ACRES, UNIT 1, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 5, AT PAGES 80 AND 81, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. A/K/A 1767 SW 67TH DRIVE, 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 March 1, 2013. Sharon Robertson Clerk of the Circuit Court BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Cler k Ronald R Wolfe & Associates, P.L. P.O. Box 25018 Tampa, Florida 33622-5018 F08079705 HSBCCONSUMERCONV---Team 6 F08079705 **See Americans with Disabilities Act Florida Rules of Judicial AdministrationRule 2.540 Notices to Persons With Disabilities If you are a person with a disabilit y who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Corrie Johnson, ADA Coordinator, 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. 438648 ON 5/15,22/2013

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Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION CASE NO. 08000585CA FLAGSTAR, FSB, Plaintiff, V S. NICHOLAS ALBRITTON, et. al., Defendant. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated December 4, 2012, and entered in 08000585CA of the Circuit Court of the Nineteenth Judicial Circuit in and for Okeechobee County, Florida, wherein FLAGSTAR, FSB, is the Plaintiff and NICHOLAS ALBRITT ON; CHARLOTTE ALBRITTON are the Defendant(s). Sharon Robertson as the Clerk of the Circuit Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in the Jury Assembly Room, 2nd Fl., Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 312 NW 3rd St., Okeechobee, FL 34972, at 11:00 AM on June 5, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: THE EAST 165.00 FEET OF LOT 12, BLOCK 4, OKEECHOBEE LITTLE FARMS, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 2, PAGE 100, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA (the “Property”) A ny person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must le a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated this 7th day of March, 2013. Sharon Robertson As Clerk of the Court BY: Sandra L. Creech As Deputy Clerk IMPORTANT If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Corrie Johnson, A DA Coordinator, 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if y ou are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. Robertson, Anschutz & Schneid, P.L. A ttorneys for Plaintiff 3010 N. Military Trail, Suite 300, Boca Raton, FL 33431 T elephone: 561-241-6901 Fax: 561-241-9181 438784 ON 5/8,15/2013 Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 47-2011-CA-000285BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP FKA COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS SERVICING LP, Plaintiff, V S. HERADIO GARCIA, 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. 47-2011CA-000285 of the Circuit Court of the NINETEENTH Judicial Circuit in and for OKEECHOBEE County, Florida wherein BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP FKA COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS SERV ICING LP is the Plaintiff and HERADIO GARCIA; MARIA A. GARCIA; 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 5th day of June, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: LOT 6, BLOCK 15, OAKPARK SUBDIVISION, AS PER PLAT THEREOF, RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 3, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA A/K/A 3328 SOUTHWEST 22ND STREET, OKEECHOBEE, FL 34974 A ny person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must le a claim within sixty (60) days after the sale. WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of this Court on February 7, 2013. SHARON ROBERTSON Clerk of the Circuit Court BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk Ronald R Wolfe & Associates, P.L. Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 47-2011-CA-000100 MIDFIRST BANK Plaintiff, v. GLORIA WATTS; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF GLORIA WATTS; UNKNOWN TENANT 1; UNKNOWN TENANT 2; AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST THE ABOVE NAMED DEFENDANT(S), WHO (IS/ARE) NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIM AS HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, LIENORS, CREDITORS, TRUSTEES, SPOUSES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS; Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to the Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated February 28, 2013, in this cause, I will sell the property situated in OKEECHOBEE County, Florida, described as: THE WEST 1/2 OF THE EAST 1/2 OF THE NORTH 1/2 OF THE SOUTH 1/2 OF TRACT 2, SECTION 25 IN THE SOUTHERN COLONIZATION COMPANY PLAT OF TOWNSHIP 34 SOUTH, RANGE 33 EAST, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 4, PAGES 3 THRU 3E, PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. A/K/A LOT J TOGETHER WITH 2005 FLEETWOOD LIFESTYLES MOBILE HOME VIN NUMBERS FLFL570A32394 AND FLFL570B32394. a/k/a 14678 NW 270TH STREET, OKEECHOBEE, FL 34972 at public sale on JUNE 12, 2013, at eleven o’clock a.m., in the Jury Assembly Room on the Second Floor of the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, located at 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida, to the highest bidder for cash, except as prescribed in paragraph 4, in accordance with Section 45.031, Florida Statutes. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must le a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated at Okeechobee, Florida, this 7th day of March, 2013. Sharon Robertson Clerk of the Circuit Court BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk DOUGLAS C. ZAHM, P.A. 12425 28th Street North, Suite 200 St. Petersburg, FL 33716 (727) 536-4911 phone (727) 539-1094 fax 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. 438643 ON 5/15,22/2013 Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 47-2010-CA-000022 CHASE HOME FINANCE LLC, Plaintiff, VS. ROCK J. TURGEON, et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Mortgage Foreclosure dated February 28, 2013 Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 47-2010-CA-000112 PNC BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, Plaintiff, vs. IMELDA GOMEZ, et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN Pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated February 28, 2013, and entered in Case No. 47-2010CA-000112 of the Circuit Court of the Nineteenth Judicial Circuit in and for Okeechobee County, Florida in which PNC Bank, National Association, is the Plaintiff and Imelda Gomez, Conners Gables Homeowners Association, Inc., Enrique Gomez, 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 5th day of June, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment of Foreclosure: LOT 8, BLOCK 20, A REVISED AND ADDITION TO PLAT OF CONNER’S GABLES, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 15, PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. A/K/A 3789 SE 6TH ST, 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 60 days after the sale. Dated in Okeechobee County, Florida this 14th day of March, 2013. SHARON ROBERTSON Clerk of the Circuit Court Okeechobee County, Florida BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk Albertelli Law, Attorney for Plaintiff P.O. Box 23028, Tampa, FL 33623 (813) 221-4743 (813) 221-9171 facsimile eService: servealaw@albertellilaw.com CH 11-87469 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 Public Notice 17 Okeechobee News May 15, 2013P.O. Box 25018 Tampa, Florida 33622-5018 F10103845 COUNTRYCALSPECFHLMC--Team 6 F10103845 **See Americans with Disabilities Act Florida Rules of Judicial AdministrationRule 2.540 Notices to Persons With Disabilities If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Corrie Johnson, ADA Coordinator, 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. 437586 ON 5/8,15/2013 and entered in Case No. 47-2010CA-000022 of the Circuit Court of the NINETEENTH Judicial Circuit in and for OKEECHOBEE County, Florida wherein JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION1, is the Plaintiff and ROCK J. TURGEON; SHARIE L. TURGEON; PRIME ACCEPTANCE CORP.; 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 5th day of June, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: WEST 1/2 OF TRACTS 5 AND 6, BLOCK 13, COUNTRY HILLS ESTATES, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 4, PAGE 97, PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA A/K/A 1325 NE 138TH STREET, OKEECHOBEE, FL 34972 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must le a claim within sixty (60) days after the sale. WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of this Court on March 1, 2013.1Plaintiff name has changed pursuant to order previously entered. 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 F09127931 CHASEDIRECT SPECFHLMC--Team 6 F09127931 **See Americans with Disabilities Act Florida Rules of Judicial AdministrationRule 2.540 Notices to Persons With Disabilities If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Corrie Johnson, ADA Coordinator, 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. 438791 ON 5/8,15/2013 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. 439186 ON 5/8,15/2013 Crossword Puzzle ACROSS 1 Public mockery 11 Opening movement of Holsts The PlanetsŽ 15 Cleans up 16 First Dominicanborn Major League Baseball manager 17 Everglades denizens 18 Hoot? 19 Occupation 20 Lady, shall __ in your lap?Ž: Hamlet 21 They may be geological 22 Direct 23 A plan may be put on it 24 Artist son of Andrew Wyeth 25 Kyrgyzstan city 26 Pregnant pause, perhaps 28 Surface phenomena affected by magma 30 Judges 31 Complex design 32 Fatal opening? 33 Statement of equality 37 Coastal freeze 41 Established favorable conditions (for) 43 Pita look-alike 44 Narrow ridge 45 Faithful 46 Crack agent? 47 Okay thenŽ 48 Scented souvenirs 49 Chemical prefix? 50 Poet Walter __ Mare 51 Independent way to live 53 Barely better than none? 54 Railing with molded supports 55 Court cry: Var. 56 Private DOWN 1 Moor feature 2 Frontman on the 1987 debut album Appetite for DestructionŽ 3 Flamboyant 4 Plugs of tobacco 5 Seriously suggest 6 Supermarket chain with Chicago H.Q. 7 United __ 8 Components of the Maldives 9 Scoffed at 10 __ est percipi: to be is to be perceived 11 Raked it in 12 Protected, in a way 13 Arugula alternative 14 Down times? 23 Beetle of note 24 Playful 26 Use a ring, maybe 27 Household 29 Elite tactical units 33 Discussionending words 34 In a word 35 Pinball ball, perhaps 36 Grammy winner for the 1993 album Mi TierraŽ 37 Thomas Manns Doktor __Ž 38 Caught 39 Four-wheel drive? 40 Spy, at times 42 Gimcrack 46 Pola of the silents 48 Western howler 49 Stone: Pref. 52 President whenthe U.N. was created By Tom Heilman (c)2011TribuneMediaServices,Inc. 07/16/11 07/16/11 ANSWER TO PREVIOUS PUZZLE: Edited by Rich Norris and Joyce Nichols Lewis xwordeditor@aol.com IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 47-2010-CA-000087 SAXON MORTGAGE SERVICES, INC, Plaintiff, VS. MICHAEL A. RICHARDS, et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Mortgage Foreclosure dated February 28, 2013 and entered in Case No. 47-2010CA-000087 of the Circuit Court of the NINETEENTH Judicial Circuit in and for OKEECHOBEE County, Florida wherein SAXON MORTGAGE SERVICES, INC is the Plaintiff and MICHAEL A. RICHARDS; CATHERINE E. RICHARDS; ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED INDIVIDUAL 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; 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 5th day of June, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: LOT 12, BLOCK 1, OAK PARK, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 3, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA A/K/A 3503 SW 17TH STREET, OKEECHOBEE, FL 34974 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must le a claim within sixty (60) days after the sale. WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of this Court on March 1, 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 F10006449 OCWEN-SPECFHLMC--Team 6 F10006449 **See Americans with Disabilities Act Florida Rules of Judicial AdministrationRule 2.540 Notices to Persons With Disabilities If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Corrie Johnson, ADA Coordinator, 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. 438792 ON 5/8,15/2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 47-2009-CA-000223 CHASE HOME FINANCE LLC, Plaintiff, vs. SCOTT RICHARDSON, et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN Pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated February 28, 2013, and entered in Case No. 47-2009CA-000223 of the Circuit Court of the Nineteenth Judicial Circuit in and for Okeechobee County, Florida in which Chase Home Finance LLC, is the Plaintiff and Scott Richardson, is the defendant, 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 5th day of June, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment of Foreclosure: LOT 9, OTTER CREEK ESTATES, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 6, PAGE 29, PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. TOGETHER WITH THE 2003 MERIT DOUBLE WIDE MOBILE HOME SITUATE ON SAID LOT. MOBILE HOME VIN # FLHML3F16702639A AND ##FLHML3F167026259B A/K/A 17451 NW 38TH AVE, OKEECHOBEE, FL 34972 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must le a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated in Okeechobee County, Florida this 8th day of March, 2013. SHARON ROBERTSON Clerk of the Circuit Court Okeechobee County, Florida BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk Albertelli Law Attorney for Plaintiff P.O. Box 23028 Tampa, FL 33623 (813) 221-4743 (813) 221-9171 facsimile eService: servealaw@albertellilaw.com CH 11-93985 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. 439124 ON 5/8,15/2013 Grab a bargain from your neighbors garage, attic, basement or closet in todays classifieds. Need a few more bucks to purchase something deer? Pick up some extra bucks when you sell your used items in the classifeids. How do you find a job in todays competitive market? In the employment section of the classifieds Find it faster. Sell it sooner in the classifieds

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By Charles M. MurphyOkeechobee NewsDestiny Nunez and Brooke Snyder were named Most Valuable Players and Maci Thomas took home the Brahman Award at the annual Okeechobee High School ag football awards banquet May 7 in the high school cafeteria. Coaches Jimmy Mills and Robert Coleman admitted a 5-4 record wasn't what they had in mind as they felt the team was as good as any in the district this year. Due to mostly offensive woes, the team struggled in district play and failed to qualify for the tournament. In giving out awards, the coaches looked at an outstanding defensive unit. Snyder and Nunez were stellar defenders, especially against the pass in the secondary and were also strong leaders on the team. Thomas was a reliable receiver for the offense and was among a group of seniors that stuck together for four years. "We wanted more but we had a good season. No team can come to OHS any longer and expect a cake walk. We played a lot of tough games and the girls kept striving. We are very proud of the girls," Mills added. Coach Bruce Jahner, who oversees the entire program, said in his four years as coach he saw a lot of growth, guratively and in maturity among the girls. He said it was four years well spent. "We watched the girls grow up and despite some rough times the group stayed with me and progressed each year," he added. Thomas said it felt great to win the Brahman Award this year. She said a lot of the girls on the team have played sports like volleyball since the fth grade together and have been friends since pre-K. She intends to study to become a dentist. "I feel this award was a good way for me to end my sports career. My advice to the younger girls is to play their hearts out and have fun," she added. Thomas will earn four-year letters for volleyball and ag football this month. Ms. Nunez said it felt amazing to win the MVP award. She said it showed that she had an impact on the team. She called the senior class a special group of girls that bonded well together and knew what to expect from their teammate. "We de nitely have gotten better since the ninth grade and have grown a lot over the years. The defense this year was de nitely fantastic and were able to hold pretty much any team," she stated. Nunez intends to attend the University of Central Florida and study forensics. Snyder will earn a four-year letter for both ag football and soccer this month. She said she was very surprised to win the MVP because she gured one offensive player and one defensive player would be honored. She said she is good friends with Destiny Nunez and was glad they got to share the award. "I really enjoyed the sport. It is by far my favorite. It was a new thing when I got to high school and I gured I'd give it a try. I just love the sport." Snyder intends to keep playing sports at least at the intramural level. She will attend Indian River State College and plans to study radiography. She said she was proud to be a part of a strong defensive team this year. "Defense just clicked for me and it was my spot. We had a very strong defense this year and I felt all of the players were very good at what they did," she added. Varsity players honored included Tiffany Bowers, Kelsie Chartier, Baylee Farless, Kyla Hargraves, Chastity Harmon, Kailey Hoover, Darby Jones, Destiny Nunez, Aubrey Robertson, Makayla Root, Thaddricka Sanders, Brooke Snyder, Thomas and Sha'Dajia Williams. On the junior varsity squads, Alyssa Coleman won the Brahman Award and Brittan y Baker won the Most Valuable Player Award for the team coached by Bruce Jahner. Julie Waayan won the Brahman Award and Kayl a Smith won the Most Valuable Player Award for the team coached by Todd Jones. JV players honored included Ashlan White, Ashlee Hagan, Cheyenne Tankersly, Imari Roberts, Jenna Thomas, Josey Pearce, Kelsie Shelton, Melany Williams, Odalis Garcia, Randi Campbell, Sarah Hurst and McKenzie Fountain on coach Jahner's team. Ashton Rogers, Destiny Fonseca, Dracia Peacock, Erin Hudson, Heaven Feltenberger, Jessica Mond, Natash a Sullivan, Payton Byrd, Ronesia Wing eld and Kayla Moore on coach Jones team. Student coaches Jason Ford and Ryan Hagan also were honored for their assistance this year. Coleman said she was really surprised to earn the Brahman Award. She said she enjoyed the competitiveness of ag football and plans to continue playing it. Baker said she was very impressed with the way she played this year and she also plans to stick with the sport. "We didn't do too well as a team but we all stuck together and played as a team," she added. Smith said she was thrilled to win the MVP Award for the junior varsity. She said she has loved football ever since she was a little girl, "My family members played it. I like the sport and I'm excited to get this award tonight." Public Notice Public Notice 18 Okeechobee News May 15, 2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 47-2011-CA-000046 OCWEN LOAN SERVICING, LLC Plaintiff, V S. STEPHANIE E. LOCKE; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF STEPHANIE E. LOCKE; CHRISTINA M. LOCKE; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF CHRISTINA M. LOCKE; IF LIVING, INCLUDING ANY UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF SAID DEFENDANT(S), IF REMARRIED, AND IF DECEASED, THE RESPECTIVE UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, CREDITORS, LIENORS, AND TRUSTEES, AND ALL OTHER PERSONS CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST THE NAMED DEFENDANT(S); SEACOAST NATIONAL BANK; WHETHER DISSOLVED OR PRESENTLY EXISTING, TOGETHER WITH ANY GRANTEES, A SSIGNEES, CREDITORS, LIENORS, OR TRUSTEES OF SAID DEFENDANT(S) AND ALL OTHER PERSONS CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, OR AGAINST DEFENDANT(S); UNKNOWN TENANT #1; UNKNOWN TENANT #2; Defendant(s) NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to a Final Summary Judgment of Foreclosure entered in the abovestyled cause, in the Circuit Court of Okeechobee County, Florida, I will sell the property situate in Okeechobee County, Florida, described as: LOT 81, OKEECHOBEE ESTATES, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 20, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA.at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash, in the Jury Assembly Room, second oor, of the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, FL 34972 at 11:00 o’clock, A.M., on June 12, 2013. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens, must le a claim within 60 days after the sale. Witness, my hand and seal of this court on the 8th day of March 2013. SHARON ROBERTSON CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT By: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk Law Of ces of Daniel C. Consuegra 9204 King Palm Drive Tampa, FL 33619-1328 Attorneys for Plaintiff NOTICE If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Corrie Johnson, ADA Coordinator, 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. SPANISH: Si usted es una persona discapacitada que necesita alguna adaptacion para poder participar de este procedimiento o evento; usted tiene derecho, sin costo alguno a que se le provea cierta ayuda. Favor de comunicarse con Corrie Johnson, Coordinadora de A.D.A., 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, Fl. 34986, (772) 807-4370 por lo menos 7 dias antes de que tenga que comparecer en corte o inmediatamente despues de haber recibido esta noti cacion si es que falta menos de 7 dias para su comparecencia. Si tiene una discapacidad auditiva o de habla, llame al 711. KREYOL: Si ou se yon moun ki kokobe ki bezwen asistans ou aparey pou ou ka patisipe nan prosedu sa-a, ou gen dwa san ou pa bezwen peye anyen pou ou jwen on seri de ed. Tanpri kontakte Corrie Johnson, 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. 439712 ON 5/15,22/2013 Place Your Ad Online, From the Comfort of Your HomeWHEN Y OU W ANT TO! www.newszap.com & click on classifieds@ Your Convenience @ Your Computer @ Your Will @ newszap.com OHS ag football banquet held Okeechobee news/ Charles MurphyBrooke Snyder was named Co-MVP for the OHS ag football team. She received the award from varsity coaches Jimmy Mills (left) and Robert Coleman (right). Okeechobee news/ Charles MurphyDestiny Nunez was named Co-MVP for the OHS ag football team at the Awards Banquet held on Tuesday. Also pictured are varsity coaches Jimmy Mills(left) and Robert Coleman (right). Okeechobee news/ Charles MurphyMaci Thomas won the Brahman Award for fag football. She is anked by coaches Robert Coleman (right) and Jimmy Mills (left). Okeechobee news/ Charles MurphyBrittany Baker won an MVP Award for JV ag football from coach Bruce Jahner. Okeechobee news/ Charles MurphyFlag football coach Bruce Jahner presented Alyssa Coleman with the Brahman Award for the JV team at the Awards Banquet held Tuesday at OHS. Okeechobee news/ Charles MurphyKayla Smith won an MVP Award for the junior varsity ag football team from her coach Todd Jones.

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Winter is nally over. Trees and owers are blossoming, birds are building nests and critters are being born. This is also the time of year when the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) begins getting calls about "abandoned" animals that folks believe may be in need of rescue. However, these rescues may do more harm than good. After giving birth, adult wildlife must forage to provide food for themselves and their y oung. This means leaving their newborns for short periods. Having some basic knowledge of wildlife and the survival skills animals use can help avoid attempting to rescue animals that don't need rescuing. A common target of misplaced rescues is baby deer, temporarily left in a safe place while their mothers feed nearby. Many people who nd fawns mistakenly assume they have been abandoned, when, in reality, their parents are in the process of ensuring the infants' survival. "In most cases, it is absolutely not in a fawn's best interest to rescue' it," said Allan Hallman, wildlife biologist at the FWC's Camp Blanding Field Of ce. Hallman says what typically happens is someone discovers a young deer waiting for its mother. Often, those fawns are found in palmetto patches or in recently burned areas, w here a doe has placed her new offspring for protection. These settings tend to help mask the fawn's scent, thus providing good protection from the keen nose of a predator. People discover these seemingly abandoned baby deer and become concerned when the parent is nowhere in sight. The would-be rescuers falsely believe the young animal will perish unless they save it or take it to a wildlife rehabilitation center. "Unfortunately, actions of this kind usually have the opposite effect of a rescue," Hallman said. "The stress created by changing the animal's diet and surroundings is often fatal. "If the rescued fawn manages to survive, its return to the wild is practically impossible because of human imprinting or a lack of survival skills. If it had remained wild, the young deer would have learned the necessary survival skills from its mother," Hallman said. Another way to help with the survival of young animals is to not feed them. Although that may sound odd, feeding can cause problems ranging from poor nutrition to dependence on humans for food and loss of foraging skills, all of which can decrease the critter's chances of survival. "These animals have survived for a long time without our assistance. They can continue to survive without handouts," Hallman said. The FWC recommends that if you nd a fawn or other baby animal, don't touch it, and quietly leave the area. Juvenile birds are commonly found on the ground at this time of year, looking a bit dazed or confused. The youngster may be trying to hide in tall grass or in low bushes to avoid being seen by predators. These young birds are going through a process called edging learning to y now that they have adult feathers. During this process, the immature birds sometimes end up on the ground, where they may spend several days before they learn all their ight skills. "While on the ground, juvenile birds' parents continue to watch over them, feeding them and helping them learn necessary survival skills. Help the parents by keeping any pets that may harm the young birds indoors during the spring and summer," Hallman said. "Please don't interfere in this crucial learning process." Here are some important facts that can help determine if a baby bird needs rescuing. According to biologists, the only time a baby songbird should be rescued is when it is on the ground and has almost no feathers, when the bird is injured by pets or its tail is less than a half-inch long, and it cannot hop around on its own. If you nd a baby songbird you are sure needs rescuing, and the nest is low enough for you to safely return it to its home, it's OK to do that. "Songbirds have almost no sense of smell, so the young birds can be returned to their nest without much chance of rejection," Hallman said. The other approach, when you are sure birds need rescuing and care by a wildlife rehabilitator, is to place the baby in a tissue-lined box that has air holes in the top. Keep the box in a warm spot away from drafts and air conditioning and out of direct sunlight. Do not give it food or water. Call a licensed wildlife rehabilitator in your area. The FWC's North Central Region Of ce, 386-758-0525, has a list of rehabbers. Many local veterinarians also work closely with wildlife rehabilitators and also can be a good source of advice. "You can also place the bird in a lined, uncovered, shallow box with drainage and attach the box to the tree from where the bird fell. Sometimes the parents will come to the baby in the new box and feed it there," Hallman said. This gives the birds a chance to be raised properly by their parents. "Most parents will come back to care for the edgling. Sometimes, however, they reject the chick because of a limited food supply, an inability to care for the young chick, or for other reasons we may not understand," Hallman said. "If the parents don't return, then the chic k should be taken to a rehab center. Migrator y birds are protected and need to be cared for b y a licensed facility." The FWC asks you to remember that removing an animal from the wild to save it ma y actually have the opposite effect. Seek advice from wildlife professionals before attempting to rescue any animal. "Remember that in most cases, it's better to leave wildlife wild," Hallman said. For more information on Florida's wildlife and what you can do to help, go to MyFWC. com/Conservation and select "How You Can Conserve" and then "Wildlife Assistance Injured or Nuisance Wildlife." BUSINESS&SERVICEDIRECTORY AIR CONDITIONING ATTORNEYS WANTED TO BUY FURNITURE LOCAL DONATIONS HEALTH FOODS 863-763-6742 7/24 SERVICE FOR OUR CUSTOMERS208 SW 5thAve. € OkeechobeeEMORY WALKER EMORY WALKER CO. INC. CO. INC.Air Conditioning & RefrigerationCAC042747 CAC014022 CAC057129Serving the Lake Area for 40 Years! 763-8391CACO 23499€24/7 Emergency Service€Senior Citizen Discount€ FREE Estimates on System Replacements. We Sell The Best And Service The Rest!Ž HOSKINS, TURCO, LLOYD & LLOYD HoskinsTurco.com 212 S. Parrott Ave Okeechobee357-5800 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. Elliotts Pawn Shop419 W.S. Park St. € 863.763-5553W e B u y S c r a p G o l d S i l v e r a n d C o i n s 19 Okeechobee News May 15, 2013 W ildlife ‘rescues’ can do more harm that good New St. Stephen African Methodist Episcopal Church has established the Daron G. Washington Sr. Memorial ScholarshipIn memory of Daron G. Washington Sr., New Saint Stephens African Methodist Episcopal Church has created a scholarship fund to provide nancial assistance to a degreeseeking student. Our church is proud to have had an effective leader and member who resembled Christ in his passion to be a useful resource in others' lives through his ability to lend his time and energy to help others accomplish a task or to make an improvement in life. The scholarship will be awarded to a recipient w ho shares a love in Jesus Christ and a strong w ork ethic which are two dominant attributes of Daron G. Washington Sr. He demonstrated his faith in his Lord and Savior by possessing the "servant" nature of Christ. This scholarship is to continue the sel ess and charismatic nature Daron possessed by continuing what he did his entire life, provide assistance. Quali cations for The Daron G. Washington Sf. Scholarship ($500 -$1,000) are as follows: 2.5 GPA College/University/Vocational Bound Active member of a church 50 hours of community service To apply please submit the following: 500 word essay explaining your goals for the future High School transcript Letter of recommendation from one's Pastor or Youth Minister All documents should be submitted no later than June 1, to New St. Stephen AME Church, P.O. Box 836, Okeechobee, FL 34973. Make sure your name, address and phone number is in the header of your essay. You will be contacted by phone if you are selected. St. Stephen AME Church creates scholarship fund Gold TeeOkeechobee Golf and Country Club Gold Tee Golf Scores from May 10 are: rst place, Gary Lee; second place, Jack Kidwell; third place, Wally Hall; and, fourth place tie, Roger Foss and Howard Shelkie. O.G. & C.C. Golf Results

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every Wednesday morning with his lessons on how to handle the times we live in today by using scenarios from the Bible and comparing them to the situation in our lives today. By doing this, he shows us how we can handle circumstances and stay true to God.” Detention Deputy Lieutenant Scott Deloney nominated Deputy Karen Greene in the detention deputy division. “Ms. Greene has displayed a positive attitude and is a hidden gem to the department. Karen is in charge of the laundry and makes sure it is passed out in a timely manner,” Lt. Deloney said. “In addition, she also assists me in selecting trustees. She is a great asset not just to me, but to the OCSO. She takes pride in her work and settles for nothing less.” Three road patrol deputies will share Employee of the Quarter honors in the law enforcement category—Deputy Sergeant Rob Coleman, Deputy Matt Crawford and Deputy Joe Gracie. They were all nominated by Capt. Bell for entering a canal to apprehend an armed homicide suspect from Martin County who had ed to Okeechobee County on Feb. 16. Personnel from the Martin County Sheriff’s Of ce and the OCSO pursued the suspect until he lost control of his vehicle and landed in a canal in Okeechobee County. “The suspect would not comply with orders given. The deputies entered the water to gain control of the suspect and rescue two juvenile females the suspect would not turn over to deputies,” said Capt. Bell. “Subsequently, the suspect was apprehended and the juveniles were rescued unharmed. I know what it’s like to enter water to apprehend a suspect and I can assure you it is not pleasant. “These deputies show that they have what it takes to carry out a mission and not complain. This is most certainly a job well done,” the captain added. The sheriff’s of ce will pick exemplar y employees and volunteers each quarter. Then, from those employees of the quarters, employees of the year will be named in the four categories. Of his employees, Sheriff May said: “I appreciate them dedicating themselves to Okeechobee County when most of them could go to an adjoining county and make more money. They never cease to amaze me on just how dedicated they are.” 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 valid through June 1, 2013Coupon must be presented at time of service 20 Okeechobee News May 15, 2013 SHERIFFContinued From Page 1 Special to the Okeechobee News/ OCSOOkeechobee County Sheriff’s Of ce Road Patrol Captain Gary Bell (second from left) congratulates Deputy Sergeant Rob Coleman (second from right) for being chosen as one of the three OCSO law enforcement employees of the rst quarter. Also on hand were Sheriff Paul May (far left) and Major Noel Stephen (far right). Sgt. Coleman was nominated for the honor by Capt. Bell. Special to the Okeechobee News/ OCSOOkeechobee County Sheriff’s Of ce Road Patrol Captain Gary Bell (far left) congratulates Deputy Joe Gracie (second from left) for being one of the three deputies who were named employees of the rst quarter in the law enforcement category. Also on hand were Sheriff Paul May (second from right) and Major Noel Stephen (far right). Deputy Gracie was nominated for the award by Capt. Bell. Special to the Okeechobee News/ OCSOAmy Fisher (center) was named the administrative employee of the rst quarter at the Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Of ce. Presenting Mrs. Fisher with her certi cate are Sheriff Paul May (left) and Executive Assistant Juanita White (right), who nominated Mrs. Fisher for the award. Special to the Okeechobee News/ OCSODeputy Matt Crawford was one of three OSCO law enforcement employees honored for the rst quarter. From left to right are Sheriff Paul May, Road Patrol Captain Gary Bell, Deputy Coleman and Major Noel Stephen. Deputy Crawford was nominated by Capt. Bell. Special to the Okeechobee News/ OCSODetention Deputy Karen Greene (second from right) was recently named the Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Ofce employee of the rst quarter in the detention deputy division. With Deputy Greene are: (left to right) Sheriff Paul May, Jail Administrator Ronnie White and Major Noel Stephen. 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—be a life saver. Thursday, May 16 – SF Water Mgt. District Field Of ce, Hwy. 70E, 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. Friday, May 17 – Walgreen’s, 1 – 6 p.m. Friday, May 17 – Publix, 2 7 p.m.