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Title: Okeechobee news
Uniform Title: Okeechobee news (Okeechobee, Fla. 2000)
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Dates or Sequential Designation: Vol. 91, no. 111 (Apr. 20, 2000)-
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Wednesday, May 22, 2013 50¢ Plus tax V ol. 104 No. 61 13.34 feetLast Year: 11.74 feet Lake Levels See page 4 for information about how to contact this newspaper. M a n a c c u s e d o f Man accused of k i c k i n g p r e g n a n t kicking pregnant w o m a n woman ... Page 7 Floridians respond to tornado tragedy ... Page 9 Pryor joins the Jaguars ... Page 12 OHS soccer players honored at banquet ... Page 10 Okeechobee News/ Charles MurphyShelby Sumner is put at ease by mistress of ceremonies Pat McCoy before her speech Monday. By Charles M. MurphyOkeechobee News The best public speakers in grades four through six in local schools showed off their skills Monday in an impressive 4-H/Tropicana Public Speaking contest held in the South Elementary School cafeteria. Yamila Lopez won the fourth grade competition. Chad Reichert won the fth grade. Ayan Desai of Osceola Middle School won the sixth grade competition. You missed out if you don't attend the annual event. This year you could have learned that a female once struck out baseball's former home run king Babe Ruth, that Coqui's are small frogs that mostly live in Puerto Rico and Hawaii and that temperatures on Pluto can fall below 400 degrees Fahrenheit. You might have also learned that President Theodore Roosevelt never liked the name Teddy and he was the youngest person ever elected president at age 42. You could have also learned statistics that show one of 10 high school drop outs can attribute that decision to marijuana Okeechobee students compete in annual Tropicana contest Yamila Lopez spoke about small frogs called the Coqui. See SPEECH — Page 2 By Katrina ElskenOkeechobee News The skies over Okeechobee County ma y be lled with reworks on July 4 this year. For the past two years, there have been no local community reworks shows in Okeechobee. At the Thursday, May 23, meeting of the Okeechobee County Board of Commissioners, the Okeechobee Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 69 will request a waiver of rental fees associated with the Amphitheater/Da y Use Area at Okee-Tantie to host a free, community reworks event. 4th of July reworks may returnSee COUNTY — Page 2 If you go ...WHAT: Okeechobee County Commission meeting WHEN: Thursday, May 23, 9 a.m. WHERE: 304 N.W. Second St. By Charles M. MurphyOkeechobee News Jobless rates in Okeechobee dropped b y two-tenths of a point as 51 fewer people collected bene ts in April when compared to March, according to a report released by th e Florida Department of Economic Opportunity in recent days. The report showed 7.6 percent of the workforce as 1,415 residents collected bene ts in Okeechobee. Jobless rates down slightly See JOBS — Page 2

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Today: Partly cloudy with a chance of rain, then thunderstorms and rain showers in the afternoon. High of 86F. Winds from the SE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 50% with rainfall amounts near 0.2 in. possible. Tonight: Partly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm and a chance of rain. Low of 68F. Winds from the SE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 30%.Extended ForecastThursday : Partly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm and a chance of rain. High of 90F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 30%. Thursday Night : Partly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm and a chance of rain in the evening, then clear with a chance of a thunderstorm and rain. Low of 68F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 20%. Friday : Clear in the morning, then partl y cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm and rain. High of 91F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 40%. Friday Night : Clear with a chance of a thunderstorm and rain. Low of 68F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 50%. and that over 400,000 people die annually due to tobacco-related illness. On the lighter side, you could have heard a student wonder whether her dog had ever been abducted by aliens because it acts weird, and learn from another student that her dad could open a can of Chef Boyardee “like nobody’s business.” Another student told the story of landing a 42-pound tarpon. Contestants this year in the fourth grade contest included Yamila Lopez and Shelby Sumner of Central Elementary, Maddox Quinlin and Kase Myers of Everglades Elementary, Christopher Cobb and Aidyn Little of North Elementary, Catie Rowley and Tyler Hortman of Rock Solid Christian Academy, Layla Gaucin and Kirsten Nunez of Seminole Elementary, and Tristan Robinson and Jake Bessey of South Elementary School. The fth grade contestants included Kara Hawk and Kevin Dryden of Everglades, Kendall Harrison and Elexia Ochoa of North, Case Durrance and Delaney Jones of Osceola, Chad Reichert and Malika Morgan o f Rock Solid Christian Academy, and Isabell a Amador and Sheyla Villatoro of Seminole. The sixth grade division included Ayan Desai, Simran Merchant, Kaitlyn McKay, Madisyn Gonzalez and Judele Root of Osceola Middle School, Celeste Garcia and Chance Deen of Rock Solid Christian Academy, and Kennedee Brewer, Christine Groso, Zachar y Warrin and Alexis Cheney of Yearling Middle School. Shelby Sumner took second place, Aidyn Little third and Christopher Cobb third in the fourth grade. Alexia Ochoa took second, Delaney Jones third and Case Durrance fourth in the fth grade. Kennedee Brewer took second, Chance Deen third and Kaitlyn McKay fourth in the sixth grade contest. Pat McCoy served as Mistress of Ceremonies. Judges included Willie Johns, historian for the Seminole Tribe of Florida, Lauren Butler, former agriculture teacher in Lake Placid and Mariah Anuez, Human Resources director for the Okeechobee Count y Sheriff’s Of ce. The event is sponsored by the Okeechobee County Cooperative Extension Of ce and Tropicana Products, Inc. SPEECHContinued From Page 1 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 The Okeechobee News will be closed Monday, May 27 for Memorial Day WEDNESDAY, May 29 DEADLINE Display Advertising.......3 p.m. Friday, May 24Have a Safe Holiday! Always on Top of the JobŽRe-Roofing Specialists€ Metal & Shingle Roofs € Flats & Leaks Repair FREE ESTIMATES863-357-3838State Lic.#CCC1327338 2 Okeechobee News May 22, 2013 Okeechobee Forecast Okeechobee was 12th among 67 counties in Florida, tied with Citrus and Levy during April. The report showed that 17,208 residents were employed last month, which w as lower than the 17,341 who had jobs in March. Glades County had a jobless rate of 6.9 percent, with 344 residents on unemployment in April. That compared to 7.3 percent w ho collected bene ts in March, 359. The report said 4,630 residents had jobs in April compared to 4,592 in March. Glades County was ranked 22nd among Florida counties, tied with Lake County. The highest unemployment rate was found in Hendry County at 9.9 percent. The lowest rate was found in Monroe County at 3.7 percent. Around the area Highlands and Osceola County both had 7 percent, St. Lucie 8.9 percent, Martin County 6.7 percent, DeSoto 6.6 percent and Palm Beach County 6.8 percent. The state rate fell from 7 percent in March to 6.8 percent in April. The national level fell from 7.6 percent in March to 7.1 percent in April. JOBSContinued From Page 1 The meeting starts at 9 a.m. in the Okeechobee County Historic Courthouse in the “Judge William L. Hendry Courtroom,” 304 N.W. Second St. In other business at their May 23 meeting:  The board of county commissioners w ill consider an exception to the purchasing policy, speci c to the construction and remodel of other county buildings, to give local contractors who can obtain bonding, rst priority and waive the policy regarding purchases greater than $10,000 “Okeechobee County may allow the lowest quali ed local business that is within 5 percent of the lowest bid to match the lowest quali ed non-local vendor. If the lowest quali ed local business declines or is unable to match the lowest bid, then the option to do so moves to the next quali ed local business if such business is within 5 percent of the lowest bid and similarly quali ed and responsive.”  The commissioners will receive a Legislative Wrap Up Report from Dale Milita and team.  The commissioners will consider a budget transfer of $3,070 from the general fund for additional funds for indigent cremations. Indigent burial expenses currently exceed the amount budgeted for this scal year. Cremations are $575 per indigent burial.  The commission will be asked to approve an amendment to the current scal budget for the Older Americans Act. Okeechobee Senior Services (OSS) has received the Older Americans Act grant/ contract through the Area Agency on Aging (AAA) of Palm Beach/Treasure Coast, Inc. for the contract year Jan. 1, 2013 through Dec. 31, 2013. The OAA Standard Contract Agreement was approved by the county on Nov. 29, 2012 for $182,449. The OAA contract provides funding for seniors (60) years and older residing in Okeechobee County, for InHome Health Care, Transportation, Congregate Meals, Home Delivered Meals, Nutrition Education and Outreach. These services are provided to approximately 297 seniors during the contract year. Due to budget cuts in Washington, D.C. the AAA had to decrease their OAA budget in PSA 9. An amendment to the budget is needed to decrease the Older Americans Act Agreement IA013-9400 by $13,243 and change the total grant amount from $182,449 to $169,206.  The commissioners will be asked to declare certain county property surplus and authorize the county administrator to dispose of surplus property at auction. These items have an estimated value of less than $1,500. Items on the surplus list include outdated computer equipment and a high mileage 1997 Ford F150 truck with electrical problems. At 1:30 p.m., a Strategic Planning Session will be held at the Public Safety Complex, 707 N.W. Sixth St., to continue development of 2013 goals for Okeechobee County and consider goals for 2014-2015. The complete meeting agenda and attachments may be found on the county web site at http://www.co.okeechobee. .us/. The meeting can also be viewed live online at http://www.co.okeechobee. .us/. COUNTYContinued From Page 1

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 BOGO For It!Go “nd Buy One Get One Free savings all over the store. Check our ads for new deals every week. publix.com/save 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 22, 2013 Special to the Okeechobee NewsIn the military ...Welcome home from Camp Leather Neck in Afghanistan to Okeechobee, LCPL Tate McDonald! LCPL McDonald, 19, recently returned from overseas. A 2011 graduate of Okeechobee High School, he left for boot camp July 18, 2011. He graduated boot camp Oct. 14, 2011. He has been in the Marines almost two years and is a Lance Corporal. He was overseas Sept. 24, 2012, to May 3, 2013. Tate is a dog handler. His very disciplined dog “Socks” stayed in Afghanistan to help other handlers. Special to the Okeechobee NewsFrank Thompson turns 100Frank Thompson, resident at Grand Oaks Assisted Living Facility, celebrated his 100th birthday surrounded by family and friends on Sunday, May 19. Frank is a long-time resident of Okeechobee and a lifetime resident of the South Florida area. He is a retired Army veteran, a small aircraft pilot and a gun enthusiast that has spent time with local youths and organizations teaching gun safety. He worked with the Army Corps of Engineers and was on a team that built a large number of lighthouses that are tourist stops for visitors to Florida. He enjoys the outdoors and sitting on the porch smoking his pipe.

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Summer fun There are many churches here that offer s ummer Bible school. While this may sound like it is all about teaching the Bible, I think y ou would be surprised to know that this is only a small part. They give arts and crafts and outdoor activities. Most are just a half day, so in order to get all this in there can’t b e a lot of any one thing. For those who are not afraid of children learning the Golden Rule I think this would a perfect place to s tart. Most churches stagger their Vacation Bible School so that there is one going on all summer. I believe that most children love going not because of the Bible class but bec ause they are having fun.  Looking for something for the kids to do this summer? Take a kid shing!  I have fond memories of going to Vacat ion Bible School as a child, and it was not at the church we regularly attended. Friends from my neighborhood invited me to go w ith them to the VBS at their church. They w elcomed everyone. And it was mostly arts and crafts and games. My own children oft en attended programs at other churches as well and it was a good chance for them t o learn more about other faiths. And since V BS is free, anyone can afford to go.  I am glad the Shared Services Network puts out their annual publication with all of the summer programs listed. It is a good resource for parents. And it is surprising to many people just how much is available for c hildren to do here in the summer. A lot of agencies and volunteers donate their time and energy to help provide these programs. Editor’s note: The “Active in Okeechobee” s ummer activity guide was distributed t hrough the Okeechobee County Public Schools. It is also available online. Links can t o found on the Okeechobee page on www. orida.newszap.com (click on the tab for “special sections” and on the Okeechobee News facebook page. Rationed health care? Medicare is already starting to cut services to patients in anticipation of Obamacare, so those on Medicare we see their cost go up. At age 76 you will not be eligible for cancer treatment. The bill will provide insurance to non-U.S. residents even the illegal ones but they will not pay into it. This bill does not apply to members of Congress, which is against the Constitution. With thousands of pages to review who knows when we will get all of the facts about Obamacare? I don’t know about you, but I like to know what I’m getting into before I agree to it. The Liberals voted for this when they didn’t even know what it contained. Who is going to pay the tax for Obamacare and how much is it going to cost?  Obamacare must be an absolute horror. The Democrats ignore the repercussions of most provisions of it. When they want to wrap it up with the IRS, there is no end to what they can do to a citizen if they don’t gure you have paid your share. Through the age old abilities of the IRS code, it can slap a lien on your property and eventually claim it if you are not able to pay. Great, just great. Sock a citizen with a ne because you don’t purchase health insurance. If you could pay the ne, you’d be buying the insurance in the rst place, and then when you don’t’/ can’t do either just con scate your property to settle up. The Obama group will have everything you ever worked for and in the process remove what America stands for.Home gardening I read an article about a community garden in St. Augustine. It’s a raised bed with individual plots to encourage people to work together and grow their own food. How well would something like that go over here?  I’ve began gardening in those large blue tubs found at Home Depot. I think they’re use is really for livestock watering, but they work perfect for above ground gardening. They are plenty deep enough for root systems and beat having to build the heavy, above ground wooden planting boxes, plus the varmnits have a hard time with the slick sides and usually can’t get to my veggies— other than squirrels that can jump straight up!! They are only like $5 or $8 and the worst expense is the soil, which all is reusable. My tubs always produce more veggies than me and the hubby can eat/freeze and I am able to give some to friends and family. People had better start learning how to survive ‘cause y’all I’m telling you, it’s coming. Care packages plannedSeveral groups are sending CARE Packages to our State Representative Dr. Cary Pigman to thank him for choosing to have an of ce here so that he can serve us better in the future. Right now he is on a 90-day deployment in Kuwait taking care of wounded. The packages to him will be shared with the medical staff as well as patients that could use a little “touch of Okeechobee.” We have a number of our Okeechobee family that would appreciate a CARE package. It’s Memorial Day weekend, Flag Day in June, and then the 4th of July. Perhaps you r club, your church, your friends, or just you might want to send a “thank you for serving” to someone overseas. Celebrate thes e service men and women by sending a CARE package. The Post Of ce has at rate APO boxes that can carry smiles. P.S. Let’s watch what we do ... Big Brother is not watching, but Dr. Pigman has an e-subscription to the Okeechobee News so that he can keep up with us! Su George Okeechobee DAR May 22, 2013 4 Okeechobee News OPINION Public Forum/Speak Out Letter to the editor Speak Out has moved online, where i t is quicker and easier to share your i deas and converse with others. Go to w ww.newszap.com, click on the comm unity name and your local or state P ublic Forum. There, you can create n ew topics or comment on existing t opics. What follows is a sam pling of s ome of the discussions currently taki ng place. Thanks for participating! TALLAHASSEE—With just one click, Florida roadways will be safer for travelers during the Memorial Day holiday. Wearing a seat belt is the most effective way to help prevent injuries in the event of a traf c crash. Unfortunately, many motorists do not use this important safety feature. Beginning today, Florida Highway Patrol Troopers will take part in the 2013 National Click It or Ticket seat belt enforcement campaign. Motorists who are not buckled up run the risk of being ticketed. This includes any passengers who may be riding in the car. “The Patrol is committed to making the roadways safer through the use of education and enforcement campaigns such as Click it or Ticket,” said Col. David Brierton, director of the Florida Highway Patrol. “Seat belts have saved thousands of lives and are one of the most effective safety tools in your vehicle. Buckle up Florida, it is the law.” Since 2009, Florida’s primary safety belt law requires drivers and passengers to fasten their safety belts and has saved countless lives. Three things to remember when it comes to seat belts:  Buckle up every time you get in your vehicle.  Make sure your passengers are also buckled.  If you already wear your safety belt, keep it up. As an incentive to increase awareness of the importance of wearing a seat belt to future drivers, the Department of Highwa y Safety and Motor Vehicles is inviting Florid a middle school students to submit suggestions for a new seat belt poster and calendar for 2014. The contest will encourage students to submit ideas that will motivate others to buckle up. For more information, go to www. hsmv.gov and click on Seat Belt Poster Contest. Remember that you can dial *FHP (*347) from your cellphone to report an aggressive or impaired driver or to request roadside assistance. The Florida Department of Highwa y Safety and Motor Vehicles provides highway safety and security through excellence in service, education and enforcement. The department is leading the way to a safer Florida through the ef cient and professional execution of its core mission: the issuance of driver licenses, vehicle tags and titles and operation of the Florida Highway Patrol. To learn more about DHSMV and the services offered, visit www. hsmv.gov, follow us on Twitter @FDHSMV or nd us on Facebook. FHP buckles down on those who don’t buckle up Five wishes workshop offered Hospice of Okeechobee presents a workshop on communicating your ve wishes. This is a check list which explains the ve wishes in case of serious illness. The next date is June 6. It will be held at the Okeechobee Public Library, 206 S.W. 16th St., at 2 p.m. For information, call 863-467-2321.

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Many newspaper owners have a hidden agendaŽ „ whether it is political, economic or to promote the publishers cronies. Not us. Were owned by a unique non-profit journalistic trust. Our ONLY mission is to provide the information and understanding citizens need to make intelligent decisions about public issues. In doing so, we strive to report the news with honesty, accuracy, fairness, objectivity, fearlessness and compassion. How are we doing? Let us know by emailing feedback@newszap.com or calling your editor.Community Service Through Journalism 5 Okeechobee News May 22, 2013 Dr. Charles Gauldin, Associate Professor of Religion at Southeastern University in Lakeland, will be the guest speaker at Fountain of Life Church on Sunday, May 26, at the 11 a.m. service. Dr. Charles Gauldin is head of the Masters Degree Programs at Southeastern University. He is a renowned bible scholar and evangelist. Fountain of Life Church is located 1302 S.W. 32nd St. in Okeechobee. Call for more information at 863-763-8945 or 863-801-1297. Vacation Bible School, “Colossal Coaster W orld,” (for ages 3 through adult) will be held at Oakview Baptist Church (677 S.W. 32nd St.) from June 17–21 from 6–9 p.m. Participants will learn to trust God through Bible stories, crafts, music and games. For more information, please call 863-763-1699. 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. Life Community Church 701 S. Parrott A ve. 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 w ho 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 w orship service is at 10:45 a.m. and includes old fashion singing and praising God. The y outh “band,” consists of the piano, violin, mandolin and guitar, as well as, various singing groups. Be blessed with the preaching of God’s Word (KJV) and a church family with a heart of love. Wednesday evening prayer and Bible study is at 7 p.m. For more information, please call: 863-763-0669. Jesus Holy Ghost Crusade is asking for the community to help if you have any clothes, shoes, baby stuff, house hold stuff any thing you all can donate that they can sell to help with building funds. All proceeds will go to the soup kitchen and church. Any donations please call 863-634-9294 for Emmaline or Crystal at 863-612-6395. Items can be picked up. Peace Lutheran Church 750 N.W. 23rd Lane, has two worship services each Sunday, one at 8 a.m. and one at 10:30 a.m. Everyone is welcome to come hear God’s message of love and forgiveness for all people through Jesus Christ. Web site is www. peace-okee.org. Church of God of Prophecy has an Open Arms Ministry, at 102 N.W. 10th Street. The Hurting Women’s Ministry meets on the second and fourth Friday of each month at 7 p.m. This is a ministry for women of all ages who are going through or have been through crisis in their lives. For more information, please call 863-254-8304. The Peace Lutheran Church Quilters meet every Tuesday in the Fellowship Hall. Anyone who loves to quilt or wishes to learn is welcome to join the group at 11 a.m. Bring a snack for lunch break. Dessert and coffee is furnished. The Peace Lutheran Church Frontline Warriors, a group of men dedicated to loving Jesus and serving others, meet weekly on Tuesday morning at 6:30 a.m. For additional information, call 863-763-5042. Seasoned Seniors, anyone 50+, meet the fourth Thursday of each month at 4 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall for dinner and interesting programs. The Peace Lutheran Church has a wonderful ministry to youth called CRAVE Youth Ministry. Starting in April, the Crave Youth group at Peace Lutheran Church will meet on Mondays from 4:30 6 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall/Youth Loft. All youth grades 6 through 12 are invited to come join the fun and fellowship, and share an awesome Bible study, “Life Choices”. It helps teen deal with peer pressure, divorce and self-injury. Every teen is welcome! If you would like to know more about Peace Lutheran Church, our faith and fellowship, you are invited to join the Discover Peace Class. For more information, call 863-763-5042. Buckhead Ridge Baptist Church, 1731 Hunter Rd., Buckhead Ridge would like to invite everyone to services. If you do not have a church, come visit. Sunday School 9:45 a.m. Morning worship 11 a.m. evening worship 6 p.m. Wednesday services 7 p.m. and supper at 6 p.m. Our Pastor is Arlen Cook. The church has Missions for women on the third Tuesday of the month at 6:30 p.m. Brotherhood for men meet on the same night, at same time. Dessert and coffee. 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 James Bible is used. Sunday School is at 9:45 a.m., with worship at 10:45 a.m. Sunday Night BTC is at 5:30 p.m. followed by worship service at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday is Bible Study at 7 p.m. Bring your children on Tuesday evenings at 6:30 p.m. for discovery and bible clubs—kindergarten through 12th grade. Supper is provided. A rea churches plan programs and speakers Special to the Okeechobee newsHelping those in need of foodChurch of Our Saviour dedicates the third Sunday of every month to helping those in need of food. Fr. Edward Weiss blesses the parishioners’ food offerings that are given to the Presbyterian Food Pantry to help the needy and the open plate offerings that are given to Big Lake Missions to feed the homeless. 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

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Gerald ‘Jerry’ E. Leighton, 68OKEECHOBEE — Gerald “Jerry” E. Leighton passed away May 19, 2013 in Riviera Beach. He was born Feb. 17, 1945 in Aurora, Ill. He proudly served our country in the U.S. Air Force. He retired as Chief of Police for the Lauderdale b y the Sea Police Department. He was a member o f the Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Kiwanis, Lions Club and he was an avid sherman, wonderful artist and wood carver. Mr. Leighton was preceded in death by his mother, Ruth Wier; and father, Gerald Leighton. He is survived by his signi cant other, Natalie Moody of Okeechobee; sister, Sharon Peterson of Aurora, Ill.; and many loving family and friends. No services will be held at this time. Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of your choice in his honor. Those wishing to leave a message of condolence may sign the online register book at www.OkeechobeeFuneralHome.com All arrangements are entrusted to the care o f Buxton & Bass Okeechobee Funeral Home, 400 North Parrott Ave, Okeechobee, FL 34972.Kay Carrington Brewer, 78OKEECHOBEE — Kay Carrington Brewer passed away May 18, 2013. He was born Oct. 30, 1934 in Plant City, Fla. Mr. Brewer proudly served our country in the U.S. Marine Corps in Korea, U.S. Air Force and was with the 5th Special Forces in the U.S. Army in Vietnam as a radio operator. He nished his military career in the National Guard and Army Reserve, retiring at the age of 60 from the Army with over 27 years of service. Then he was employed with Florida Power and Light Company and retired. He was a member of Northside Baptist Church. Mr. Brewer was preceded in death by his parents, William A. and Alleta Brewer; baby daughter, Tina Louise; and sisters, Faye Thompson and Suegene Levin. He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Marian Louise Brewer; sons, Alvin Brewer, Kevin C. Brewer and Keith P. Brewer; daughter, Nita Ann Walmsly (Jeff); sister, Marjorie Daigle (Paul); brother-in-law, Breaux Bridge; 11 grandchildren; numerous cousins, family and friends. Visitation will be 2 p.m. until services at 3 p.m. Wednesday, May 22, 2013 at Buxton and Bass Okeechobee Funeral Home. Burial will be 11:15 a.m. Thursday at South Florida National Cemetery in Lake Worth. Those wishing to leave a message of condolence may sign the online register book at www. OkeechobeeFuneralHome.com All arrangements are entrusted to the care of Buxton & Bass Okeechobee Funeral Home, 400 North Parrott Avenue, Okeechobee Florida 34972. Ronald E. Dawson, 63OKEECHOBEE — Ronald E. Dawson, a resident of Okeechobee for over 40 years, died Sunday, May 19, 2013, at Raulerson Hospital. Ron was the owneroperator of Dawson’s Carpet Cleaning. He was a member of the Gathering Church, Rotary Club, and the International Brotherhood of Magicians. He enjoyed entertaining people and making them laugh through magic. Making balloon animals for children was also a highlight for him. Travel was also a hobby and also spending time with his church family. Ron is survived by his wife, Rita Dawson of Okeechobee; sons, Dan (Brenda) Brookhouse of Canada, Scott (Michelle) Dawson of Okeechobee; ve grandchildren; and a sister, Becky Bishop of Miss. Visitation will be held on Thursday, May 23, 2013, from 10 a.m. until service time of 11 a.m. at The Gathering Church with Pastor Mike Brown of ciating. In lieu of owers, friends may make a donation in Ron’s memory to Hospice of Okeechobee, P.O. Box 1548, Okeechobee, FL 34973. Online condolences may be sent at www.buxtonseawinds.com Arrangements and services are under the direction and care of Matthew and Paul Buxton of Buxton-Seawinds Funeral Home, 3833 S.E. 18th Terrace Okeechobee Florida. 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. Obituaries 6 Okeechobee News May 22, 2013 Learning Coalition will meetThe Early Learning Coalition of Indian River, Martin & 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 service center, 3800 N.W. 16th Blvd., in Okeechobee.Moose Lodge hosts washer tossA washer toss in the Tiki Hut on Saturday, May 25 will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. On Thursday, May 30, bingo will begin at 1 p.m. Lunch at 12:30 p.m. Friday, May 31, bingo starts with Bonanza at 6:30 p.m. In the afternoon, food is available. Thursday Night Pool has moved to 2 p.m. On Sunday, June 2, breakfast is cancelled for the summer! All proceeds go to support Moose Charities programs.Farm Swap set for May 25Okeechobee Goat and Lamb 4-H Club will host a Farm Swap on Saturday, May 25, from 9 a.m. noon at in the Jones Supply parking lot at 801 S.W. Park St. Buy, sell or trade animals, tack, plants and other farmrelated items. For information, call Debbi at 863-634-6181.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, 610 S.W. Second Ave., on Saturday, May 25 from 7 to 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.Legion hosts Sunday bingoAmerican Legion 64 will once again host Sunday night bingo beginning on May 26 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 will bene t the American Legion veterans’ programs. The event is open to the public.Holiday services plannedMemorial Day Services in Flagler Par k will be held Monday, May 27 beginning at 10 a.m. Citizens are reminded to bring lawn chairs because seating is limited. Festivities at the American Legion Post 64 will begin at 12:30 p.m. with music and a silent auction and a pulled pork dinner (via donation). For details, call 863-763-2950.VFW plans holiday cookoutThe Big Lake VFW Post #10539 is having a Memorial Day cookout on Sunday, Ma y 26 at 2 p.m. with ribs and chicken by Don, and potato salad and baked beans. There will be no wings. The public is welcome. Tickets for a Father’s Day Survival Kit are being sold six for $5. The drawing is on June 9. Proceeds support veteran programs. Call 863-763-2308 for information.Livestock Show group meetsThe Okeechobee Youth Livestock Sho w committee will hold its annual meeting Tuesday, May 28 at 7 p.m. in the Osceol a Middle School gym. The public is welcome to attend. For information, go to www. okeechobeeyouthlivestockshow.com. Community Events Brought to you by:“Your Air Conditioning and Plumbing Specialist”863.763.6461Lic#CAC1817236 Moose Lodge hosts eventsThe Okeechobee Moose Lodge will host a dance Wednesday, May 22 with music by Michael from 3 to 7 p.m. There will be dancing, fun, requests and food. The Lodge will host washer toss in the Tiki Hut on Saturday, May 25, from 1 to 4 p.m. The lodge will have bingo every Thursday at 1 p.m. with lunch at 12:30 p.m. and every Friday night at 6:30 p.m. starting with Bonanza. Food will be available. Thursday Night Pool has moved to 2 p.m. Sunday breakfast is cancelled for the summer! All proceeds support Moose Charities programs.Eagles Auxiliary host dinnerCypress Hut Eagles Auxiliary will serve a meatloaf dinner by Carla and Debbie, on W ednesday, May 22 Proceeds will go to the auxiliary community charity fund. On Thursday, May 23, the Aerie will serve country fried steak sandwiches 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. A sk-A-Lawyer session setAttorney 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 Wednesday, May 22, from 2 to 4:30 pm. Okeechobee area residents in need of legal information and who do not have a lawyer will have an opportunity to meet Mr. 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 J ohn Smith of Charles Composites. They are a new manufacturing company re-locating 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.Book Club to meet May 23Everyone is invited to the Friends of the Okeechobee Library Book Club meeting on Thursday, May 23 at 6 p.m. at the library. Each person will share their latest book. It’s a great way to nd more summer reading. For information, call Jan at 863-357-9980.

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By Eric KoppOkeechobee NewsA man is being held on bond in the Okeechobee County Jail following his arrest for allegedly hitting his w ife in the face and head, and then kicking a pregnant w oman in the stomach. Travis Scott Hull, 40, S.W. 19th St., Okeechobee, was arrested early Tuesday, May 21, on a felony charge of aggravated battery on a pregnant woman. He was also arrested on misdemeanor charges of battery, reckless driving, driving while license suspended with knowledge and leaving the scene of an accident w ith damage to property. His bond has been set at $61,000. An arrest report by Deputy Megan Holroyd stated Hull and his wife began to argue after they had returned home from a local nightspot around 2 a.m. Tuesday. The report went on to state that when Hull tried to leave the home, the couple began to argue, and Hull reportedly punched his wife in the head then hit her several times. According to the deputy the woman’s lip was bleeding; she had a knot on her forehead; and she had scrapes and scratches on her arms, legs and feet. At some point during the couple’s argument another woman, who is ve months pregnant, intervened. But Hull turned on her and allegedly hit her, and kicked her in the stomach. She was able to wrestle the keys away from Hull and run inside a home. But, Hull apparently followed her into the home where he hit her and took the keys from her. Deputy Holroyd said the pregnant woman not only had scratches on her knees but a shoe imprint on her shirt and stomach. Hull then got into the car and reportedly backed out of the driveway to leave. But, in doing so, he apparently ran over a chain-link fence surrounding the property. He also backed into a 2005 black Ford F-150 pickup that was parked in the ditch along the fence line, the deputy pointed out. Deputy Holroyd stated that Hull drove away but was soon stopped by OCSO Deputy Paul Jackson. The F-150, stated Deputy Holroyd, sustained damage to the right rear bumper and the quarter panel. Both tail lights were broken out of Hull’s vehicle and the rear bumper was damaged, the deputy added. Deputy Holroyd’s arrest report did not indicate a monetary estimate of damages to the vehicles. Hull’s wife was taken to Raulerson Hospital by emergency medical personnel, indicated the report. The other woman, however, chose not to go to the hospital and signed a waiver, Deput y Holroyd stated. Local man accused of kicking pregnant woman 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 7 Okeechobee News May 22, 2013 By Eric KoppOkeechobee NewsA man with an extensive felony criminal history has been arrested for allegedly having a stolen handgun in his possession. Curtis William King, 47, N.E. Sixth St., Okeechobee, was arrested Friday, May 17, on felony charges of possession of a rearm/ammunition by a convicted felon and grand theft of a rearm. King was booked into the Okeechobee County Jail under a $15,000 bond. Jail records indicate he has been released on bond. An arrest report by Detective Mark Shireman, of the Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Of ce (OCSO), stated that he and Detective Bettye Taylor, of the Okeechobee City Police Department (OCPD), executed a search warrant Friday on a home where King lived. Detective Shireman explained that Detective Taylor was investigating the theft of a pickup truck and a handgun that was in the truck. Those alleged thefts took place inside the city limits. The truck was recovered, stated the OCSO detective, but the Ruger handgun was still missing. However, during her investigation Detective Taylor received information that the gun was in King’s possession. Because King lives in a home outside the city limits, Detective Shireman assisted in the execution of the warrant and the search of the home. Those two detectives were assisted by other OCSO detectives, as well as the OCSO Special Response Team. Detective Shireman indicated in his report that the stolen Ruger handgun and a red gun rug stolen from the victim were found in King’s bedroom. The gun found in King’s home matched the serial number of the gun taken from the truck, added the OCSO investigator. The detectives also found four other rearms and ammunition that belonged to the owner of the home. Those weapons, as well as the ammunition, were not secured and within easy access to anyone in the home. Detective Shireman went on to point out in his report that King has a criminal history that includes 28 felony arrests and 22 misdemeanor arrests. Of those 28 felony arrests, King has two convictions. His rst came in 2007 when he was found guilty of driving while license revoked habitual offender. Circuit Court Judge Sherwood Bauer then sentenced him to 11 months in the Okeechobee County Jail. In 2011 he was found guilty of felony batter y and Judge Bauer again sentenced him to 11 months in the county jail. According to Clerk of Courts records King was arrested on felony charges of resisting a la w enforcement of cer with violence and batter y on a law enforcement of cer in 1991. However, the court withheld adjudication and King was placed on three years probation. Then, in 2003, he was arrested for using an animal to ght or bait another animal. Circuit Court Judge Lawrence Mirman ruled that adjudication be withheld, and ordered King to be placed on two years probation. Detectives recover a stolen handgun Curtis King Travis Hull 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).  Damien Christopher Snowball, 17, S.E. 25th St., Okeechobee, was arrested May 17 by Deputy Leland Schoonmaker on an Okeechobee County warrant charging him with the felonies of burglary of an unoccupied conveyance, dealing in stolen property and giving false information to a secondary metals recycler. His bond w as set at $7,500.  Jose Caballero, 56, was arrested May 18 by Deputy Ben Lisle on a felony charge of aggrav ated assault with a deadly weapon. His bond w as set at $7,000.  Thomas Llewelllyn Platt, 40, N.E. 16th Ave., Okeechobee, was arrested May 18 by Of cer Kelley Margerum on a charge of felony battery. His bond was set at $5,000.  Neil Colby Nix, 49, N.E. 24th Ave., was arrested May 19 by Deputy Ben Lisle on a felony charge of domestic battery by strangulation. His bond was set at $1,000.  Joseph E. Snyder, 47, N.E. 11th St., Okeechobee, was arrested May 20 by Deputy Steven Pollock on an Okeechobee County warrant charging him with the felonies of failure to appear grand theft auto, failure to appear burglary of a conveyance and failure to appear tampering with a witness, and a misdemeanor charge of failure to appear driving while license suspended. He is being held without bond.  Sheryl Linn Conn, 47, N.E. 56th Parkway, Okeechobee, was arrested May 20 by Deputy Adam Baker on a DOC warrant charging her with the misdemeanors of violation of probation driving under the in uence and violation of probation child neglect. She was released on her own recognizance.  Richarda Tiz Morris, 25, N.W. Third St., Okeechobee, was arrested May 20 by Of cer John Zeigler on a felony charge of driving while license suspended habitual offender. She was released on her own recognizance. 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

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 CANCER worrying you?Do you need to talk about it?Big Lake Cancer Center1115 NorthParrott Ave € OkeechobeeRamesh Kumar, MD € William Crook, MD € Julie Santelli, MD, BoardCertified Radiation Oncologists Call: 863.467.9500 FREE Hour Counseling Session RADIATION ONCOLOGISTS FAMILY MEDICINE Raulerson Primary Care 202 NE 2nd Ave Okeechobee, FL 863-467-2159 Jose Villarreal, D.O.is a Family Medicine Doctor who is Board Certified by the American Osteopathic Board of Family Physicians. Of“ ce Hours: M-T 8-5 € F 8-4 Closed for Lunch 12-1Accepting New Patients of all agesraulersonprimarycare.com PODIATRIST DID YOU KNOW... HERE AT FLORIDA FOOT SPECIALIST WE TREAT THE FOLLOWING? Ankle Fractures • Foot Fractures Foot Ulcers • Venous Stasis Ulcers Leg Infections We Also Offer Testing for PAD (Peripheral Arterial Disease) 235 NE 19 th Dr. Shariff & Dr. Roberts treat all forms of fractures & trauma of the foot & leg!Ph: (863) 657-4444 ORTHOPAEDICS Introducing Dr. Benjamin Epstein Dr. Epstein is an experienced orthopaedic surgeon, who has been in practice for 20 years. Dr. Epstein is Board Certi“ed by the American Osteopathic Academy of Orthopedics. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 863-357-0540. Orthopaedic Specialists at Raulerson offers a full range of orthopaedic services including: Replacements & Sports Medicine Great Orthopaedic CareRight Here in OkeechobeeMost insurances and Medicare are accepted.Orthopaedic Specialists at Raulerson is located at 1924 Hwy 441N, Okeechobee (just north of the Hospital, in the blue-roof building) Call for an appointment 863-357-0540. We Treat Kids Too! Diabetic Foot Complications At Florida Foot Specialist we treat all problems with the foot and ankle. There are a wide range of problems that affect the foot and ankle. These can range from orthopedic problems such as bunions to neurologic problem i.e. neuropathy. A large number of our patients are diabetic, due to the numerous complications that accompany diabetes. We also deal with fungal infections of the nails and feet, as well as vascular disorders that can cause long-term problems with the foot and ankle. Diabetes is an inability of the body to deliver sugar into the cells. Sugar is delivered into the cells with insulin. The inability of the body to deliver the sugar into the cells causes a high concentration of sugar in the blood. These high sugar concentrations cause damage to the small vessels and nerves. The high sugars also decrease the bodys ability to “ ght infection. As the nerves become damaged, pain can occur in the feet “ rst. This is followed by numbness. Often patients are relieved when the feet become numb since they are no longer painful. However, the numbness can pose its own threat. The patient is unable to feel if something is happening to Florida Foot SpecialistYour Neighborhood Foot & Ankle Specialists his or her feet. This can lead to an ulcer or wound. Once you have an ulcer, you need a good blood supply to feel that ulcer. The high blood sugars will cause enough damage to the vessels that the wound will not receive enough blood to heal. This means that the patient will have a wound that is unable to heal quickly. An ulceration is also a source of infection. The skin is the bodys “ rst line of defense against infection. An ulceration in the skin is a break in that defense system. So bacteria are able to enter the body. In diabetics with high blood sugars the immune system is de“ cient. This will allow the infection to spread. If the infection gets into the blood it can be life-threatening. Often times, if the infection gets into the bone, the bone needs to be removed calling for an amputation. As a diabetic, it is important to keep your blood sugars under control. It is also important to check your feet and shoes every day for any signs o f problems. Lastly, as a diabetic, you should be seen regularly by you r Primary Physician and a Podiatrist. Small problems can become big very quickly with diabetes. 8 Okeechobee News May 22, 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 22, 2013 TALLAHASSEE—Emergency of cials from across Florida stand ready to assist those affected by the Oklahoma tornado. The Florida State Emergency Response Team is in communication with emergency of cials in Oklahoma and is working through the Emergency Management Assistance Compact to support response efforts. “Our thoughts and prayers go out to those impacted by yesterday’s tornado in Oklahoma,” said Bryan W. Koon, director of the Florida Division of Emergency Management. “Our teams are actively working through the proper channels to support the survivors and rst responders as they work to respond to and recover from this devastating event.” All Floridians can help the survivors of this event by donating through established relief organizations. Donating cash through established relief organizations allows for v ersatility to meet needs as they arise. If you have goods to donate, be sure to con rm the need through a relief organization before donating. “The best way people can help is to send a cash donation to an established relief agency,” said Volunteer Florida CEO Chester Spellman. “Material donations have to be sorted and transported, which can create more work for emergency responders. Cash is versatile, effective and meets survivors’ needs as quickly as possible.” Floridians who wish to assist those impacted by the Oklahoma tornado are encouraged to follow the “3 Cs” Cash, Conrm, and Connect. CASH Financial gifts are the best way to immediately help survivors. Donate to an established relief organization. For a complete list of established relief organizations, visit: www.nvoad.org/members. CONFIRM A community hit by disaster does not have the time, staf ng or money to dispose of unneeded donations. Con rm any and all donations are needed before sending. CONNECT Volunteers are a critical part of disaster response and recovery, but it is important to get connected to an established relief organization before traveling to impacted areas to help. For more information about how severe weather can affect Florida, and to Get A Plan!, visit www.FloridaDisaster.org, and follow FDEM on Twitter at @FLSERT, on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/FloridaSERT and www.Facebook.com/KidsGetAPlan. Floridians respond to Oklahoma tornado disaster Treasure Coast Builders will once again host a Memorial Weekend Fishing Tournament. Celebrating 27 years of tradition this year’s shing tournament is shaping up to be one of the best thanks to generous Diamond sponsors, SPS Building Supply and Seacoast National Bank and many more. Partial proceeds from this event will be donated to the Future Builders of America Programs which provides scholarships for high school students. Other past recipients include Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute and the Florida Oceanographic Society. Cash prizes in the offshore division will be paid to rst, second and third place in ve categories including heaviest Dolphin, King, Wahoo, Snapper and Grouper. First place winners in the Dolphin & King categories will also have the chance to win an additional $20,000 in cash or a boat valued at $20,000 in our famous matching weight contest. All events will be held at Pirates Cove Resort & Marina in Port Salerno with its beautiful views and great food so be sure to stop by for any and all of the festivities. Boat entries will be accepted up until Friday, May 24, till 6 p.m. For more information, contact the TCBA of ce at 772-3368222 or go to www.treasurecoast.com and download an entry form today! Tournament to bene t scholarships

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By Charles M. MurphyOkeechobee News Former Brahman great Ivan Torres gave the players a pep talk about their futures and every player on the roster received some kind of an award as the Okeechobee High School Brahman boys soccer team held their awards banquet Thursday night at the Starlite RV Park Club house. OHS nished 9-8-2 this year but lose only three seniors and return a strong cast of players for 2013-14. The three seniors honored at the banquet included Sergio Vargas, Cain Elliott and Hunter Pritchard, who was unable to attend. Pritchard was recently named the player of the year in the FACA District 19-3A, was named the team's most valuable player. He had six goals and 10 assists this year. In his career Pritchard scored 24 goals and had 34 assists. He earned a scholarship to play for Florida Atlantic University. The Brahman Award went to Jose Ponce de Leon. Brian Guerrero won the Offensive MVP Award with 16 goals and four assists this year. He also had the most points and w on the Golden Boot Award for the most goals. Sergio Vargas was named the MVP for the mid eld. He also won the top goal award for his goal in the district tournament that won their semi nal match. Devin Jimenez was named the Defensive MVP, Wilson Barahonna received the point's award for 14 goals and eight assists, and Felipe Garcia took home the Most Improved Player A ward. Coach Lonnie Sears said he will miss the three seniors because they are good kids. He predicts next year's team will be really strong and deep. He predicted it will be hard to beat OHS next year. One area he wants to see improvement in is on the defensive side of the ball. "I blame myself for those problems this y ear. I dropped the ball defensively this year and we didn't play well back there. I've never had a team that bad defensively. I need to do a better job with the kids next year," he added. Sears predicted seven or eight middle school kids will compete for jobs on the varsity next year and that should make things v ery interesting in practices. "It's a message to the older players, it's a challenge. Those younger players just love the game, soccer is all they want to do," he added. Torres told the group that they shouldn't be afraid to take risks in life and said he was glad he accepted a college scholarship out of state. He said it would help them gain independence and allow them to have a new experience. He called it an investment in yourself. "The training and the practice time was tough but I got to meet kids from all over the world. So don't be afraid to take the risks," he told the group. Torres was a four-year letterman at OHS and attended Brewton Parker College. He said high school soccer was tough and demanding but nothing like college ball. He said all of the opposing teams had huge players. Torres was team captain his senior year for OHS and also his senior year in college for Brewton Parker. Ponce de Leon said he didn't expect the Brahman Award. He predicted the team will go far next year because they will have a very strong foundation of seniors. He was elected captain this year. Jimenez said it made him feel good to know that all of his efforts this year led to an award. He said he was very excited about next year, "I think we can get a lot farther. The goal keepers I know will work hard and get a lot better. We have a lot of good players." Vargas plans to attend IRSC next year and study AC tech or auto tech. He called his soccer career at OHS a very fun experience and that he will miss it very much, "It is like another family. I will miss it. My advice is to play hard and leave everything on the eld because you never know when your last game will be. Also play for one another, that is what a team is all about." Garcia said he was excited to win the Most Improved Award. He also thinks the team will be better next year. "We were young and inexperienced this year but we had talent. I think I improved my game mentally and I was more able to connect with the team this year." Guerrero said he felt his teammates were the reason he scored goals this year. His favorite was a goal against Jensen Beach in the district tournament. He said the program has a lot of good young players coming from the middle school and that will add to the competition on the eld. "They are really talented. We will do well next season if we play as a team," he added. Guerrero said he is ready to be the team leader and his goal is to win the district title next year. Barahonna said he got a lot of help from the older teammates this year as he learned about high school soccer. He called it very competitive. He has played soccer for his entire life and he predicts a lot of good things in the future. First year awards went to Edgar Ayala, Logan Laskey (scholar athlete), Pedro Cervantes, Tyler Selph, Fernando Perez, Angel Alvarez, Josue Santibanez and Felipe Garcia. Two year awards were issued to Hugo Torres, Daniel Rodriguez, Frank Bucio, Alejandro Nunez, Alexis Cavel (scholar athlete), Rosendo Navarro, and Jose Ponce de Leon. Three year awards went to Devin Jimenez, Brian Guerrero and Cain Elliott (scholar athlete). Pritchard and Valdes earned four year letter awards this year. Vargas nished his season with ve goals and four assists and had 12 goals and 18 assists during his career. The class of 2013 had a record of 54-25-4 over the past four years, a winning percentage of .683. The team allowed 50 total goals this year but were the District 13-4A runner up and quali ed for the regionals for the fth consecutive year. Sears also thanked all the parents and his assistant coach Mark English for his support this year. 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 valid through June 1, 2013Coupon must be presented at time of service 10 Okeechobee News May 22, 2013 Ponce de Leon wins soccer’s Brahman Award Okeechobee News/ Charles MurphyJose Ponce de Leon (left) was congratulated for winning the Brahman Award by coach Lonnie Sears (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 : 11 Okeechobee News May 22, 2013 Okeechobee News/ Charles MurphyIvan Torres was the guest speaker at the OHS boys soccer banquet. Okeechobee News/ Charles MurphyFelipe Garcia (right) won the Most Improved Player Award at the 2013 boys soccer banquet. Also pictured is coach Lonnie Sears. Okeechobee News/ Charles MurphyDevin Jimenez (left) was presented the Defensive MVP Award from coach Lonnie Sears (right). Okeechobee News/ Charles MurphySergio Vargas (left) won both the Mid eld MVP and the Top Goal Award. Coach Lonnie Sears (right) presented Vargas with the awards at the OHS boys soccer banquet. Okeechobee News/ Charles MurphyFreshman Wilson Barahonna (left) won the Most Points Award with 22 goals and assists. Coach Lonnie Sears (right) presented him with the award. Okeechobee News/ Charles MurphyBrian Guerrero won several awards including the Golden Boot, Most Points and Offensive MVP. Summer activity guide availableWhat activities have you planned for your children this summer—how about your teens? The Shared Services Network (SSN) released the 2013 Summer Activity Guide on Thursday, May 2. The guide was sent home with every student in the Okeechobee School System. If you would like a copy or more information about this guide, please call Sharon Vinson 863-462-5000 ext. 257, Shared Services Network of Okeechobee. The guide is also online on the Okeechobee page at Florida.newszap.com. (Click on “ speical sections.”) Or see the link on the Okeechobee News page on Facebook.

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By Charles M. MurphyOkeechobee News Mariano Medrano promised a summer basketball program for Okeechobee and he delivered last week as a group of players competed in the Jupiter Jam summer time basketball tournament in Palm Beach County. Okeechobee High School lost the three games they played but gained valuable experience. The Chobee boys lost to the Jupiter Jaguars 76-36, the Vero Beach Knicks 46-42 and Elev-8 by a nal of 56-33 in games played May 10-12. The Brahmans were represented by Roshell Thomas, Antawyn Fludd, Sid Whitaker, Garold McKee, Dustin Herrin, Christian Smith, Tyrell Taylor and Jalen McKelton. Medrano said the team won internal battles in each game. They had only eight players and two weeks to prepare and knew they would be in for an uphill battle. "I knew some kids were not going to be able to go and others would not show up so the number one concern for me was defense," he said. Medrano said the team corrected their mistakes and improved their performance in each game and he said that speaks to the coach ability of these young athletes. "We did well in the tournament and we would have loved to have won a game but these kids should be proud of what the y accomplished. Every game we played I received compliments about our athletes," he suggested. Practice and games will continue throughout the summer for the boys' basketball team. Brahman roundballers take part in Jupiter tourney 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 12 Okeechobee News May 22, 2013 By Charles M. MurphyOkeechobee News Lonnie Pryor is used to turning the heads of people that watch him play football. It took seconds to notice him in youth football, and even less in high school. At Florida State University (FSU), it took Bobby Bowden and later Jimbo Fisher only one practice to know they had something in Pryor. Now, Jacksonville Jaguars head coach Gus Bradley has joined the bandwagon of people that praise Pryor. Bradley was quoted in various Jacksonv ille media this month as a fan of Pryor because he can block, protect the quarterback, catch the ball in the at and learn schemes. Jacksonville has only one fullback on their roster and was widely expected to select a fullback in the NFL draft. They chose not to and then pounced when Pryor was left undrafted. The Jaguars lost starter Greg Jones when he signed with the Houston Texans. They also cut running back and former pro bowler on special teams, Montell Owens, this month. That leaves Maurice Jones Drew as the team's featured back, and Justin Forsett at number two on the depth chart. The only fullback on the roster is Will Ta'ufo'ou. Pryor said he feels he has entered into a good situation for himself and his career. While he admits he was disappointed he didn't get drafted, he felt that things happen or a reason and he's glad he landed in Jacksonville. "The draft was crazy and nerve racking. So many things went through my head but about the sixth round I had a feeling I wouldn't get drafted," he admitted. "Everyone's dream is to hear your name called on television, but it didn't happen for me." Pryor might not have gotten drafted but he still got a lot of phone calls from NFL teams trying to recruit him as a free agent. The list included the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, New Orleans Saints, Denver Broncos and St. Louis Rams. He said it was a crazy time because all these teams wanted to sign him and he had to make a decision very quickly. He weighed all of the factors -most importantly, the team's depth chart in the back eld -and then made the decision to sign with the Jaguars. "I think coming to Jacksonville is a great opportunity. They just lost their long time fullback (Greg Jones), and I felt I could come here and try to get a starting position," he added. Pryor likes the fact he's only hours away from Okeechobee. His girlfriend also lives in Jacksonville which helps with his life off the eld. Pryor is now working with the team at orientation and has gotten to meet the veteran players. He said he did well at a recent mini-camp for the rookies in the organization. "The coaches got to see me play both running back and fullback and it worked out really good. I showed them what I could do at both positions," he explained. Pryor said he does not plan to gain much weight. He weighed 228 pounds during his senior year at FSU. When pushed to gain more weight he felt it slowed him down and didn't help him. At 228 pounds he will be lighter than most NFL fullbacks. Still, he's not discouraged. It appears the Jaguars like him and he will get a full opportunit y at training camp this summer and in preseason games. "It's an opportunity and right now I'm just trying to make the team. I feel like I'm ready for the NFL and I plan on doing what I've been doing," he added. Pryor is turning heads in Jacksonville Lonnie Pryor OGCC Gold Tee WinnersOkeechobee Golf and Country Club Gold Tee Golf Scores for May 17 are: rst place, Brad Sheltra; second place, Jack Kidwell; third place tie: Wally Hall and Howard Shelkie. O.G. & C.C. Golf Results Sign up to audition for ‘Chobee Idol contestThe Okeechobee Substance Abuse Coalition once again presents the Chobee Idol talent show. The Chobee Idol show will hold auditions at the Hampton Inn on Saturday, June 1, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Call 863-623-7336, for information. Finalists will compete in the show on Saturday, June 29, at 7 p.m. at the KOA.

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Available 24/7http://specialsections.newszap.com/SS/Tiles2.aspx?sortby=type&type=Florida View all our online sections in the comfort of your own home or on the go! 2012-2013 Medical Information GuideFriday, October 26, 2012 Supplement to the: CONSULT-A-NURSE For Free Physician Referral & Health Care Questions call 763-9228 Providing our community quality healthcare services with a personal touch for more than 30 years Emergency Services 24 hrs /7 days a week O rthopedics Introducing Dr. Benjamin Epstein Physical, Occupational & Speech Therapy R adiology Services Accredited by the American College of Radiology in: CT Scan, Digital Mammography, MRI, Nuclear Medicine, & Ultrasound Surgical Services Minimally Invasive Procedures/ Inpatient and Outpatient Services Occupational Health / Workers Compensation We Treat Kids Too! Available year-round at orida.newszap.com R H H H R C S M. S2012-2013 Okeechobee County 2012-2013 School Information Guid e Featuring Superintendent Letter School Calendar SCHOOL BUS SCHEDULE School Listing Progress Report & Report Card ScheduleCall to Schedule your eye appontment today! 763-3937 606 North Parrott Avenue www.biglakeeyecare.com Big Lake Eye Care To stay comfortable, just stay put. Since the icomfort Wi-Fi lets you adjust your homes temperature from anywhere in the world using a smartphone, laptop or tablet, you dont have to get up to get comfortable. Offer expires June 14, 2013 CAC014022(863) 763-6742208 SW 5th. Avenue Okeechobee, FL 34974*Rebate oer is valid only with the purchase of qualifying Lennox products. System rebate oers range from $300 $1,100. **See dealer for details and visit www.energy star.gov for more information on the credit guidelines. 2013 L ennox Industries, Inc. RECEIVE UP TO A $1,100 rebate*when you buy a qualifying Lennox Home Comfort System. ANDUp to $500 in Federal Tax Credits** 13 Okeechobee News May 22, 2013 Memorial Day weekend, which kicks off summer activities, is right around the corner, and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) wants all boaters to remember to boat safely. “Florida is a great place to enjoy boating y ear-round,” said Colonel Calvin Adams, director of the FWC’s Division of Law Enforcement. “And even more people will be out on the water for the holiday weekend. Both the holiday and National Safe Boating Week (May 18-24) present an opportunity to emphasize the importance of remaining safe w hile boating,” Col. Adams noted. Each year, FWC of cers rescue around 1,000 people, many of them on the water. However, not everyone is so lucky. Ten people have already lost their lives this year due to boating accidents in Florida. “FWC of cers are committed to keeping people as safe as possible, but we need your help,” Col. Adams said. “We want to reach out to as many boaters as we can to help them understand that most boating accidents are preventable.” The FWC reminds boaters to enjoy their time on the water by taking a few safety precautions, such as remaining alert while operating a boat, wearing both a life jacket and engine shut-off switch at all times and designating a sober boat operator. According to the FWC, inattentiveness of the operator often contributes to boating accidents. Statistics also show that more than 67 percent of the 55 boating-related deaths conrmed last year were attributed to drowning, which life jackets are designed to prevent. There is a wide variety of comfortable, affordable and stylish life jackets on the market today. The many options make it easy to be protected. Some compact designs even in ate upon hitting the water. An engine shut-off switch is a safety lanyard that attaches from the boat operator to the ignition. If it is disconnected, the engine will shut down, potentially preventing a boater who has fallen overboard from being injured by the moving propeller of a runaway boat. “Boating smart and safely could result in fewer injuries and deaths each year,” Col. Adams said. To report people who are operating boats dangerously, call 888-404-FWCC or text Tip@MyFWC.com. More information can be found by visiting MyFWC.com/Boating. FWC reminds boaters to boat smart, safely Special to the Okeechobee News/ Laura Mathis4-H District Events4-Hers from DeSoto, Hardee, Higlands, Glades and Okeechobee counties competed in District Events on May 4 at South Elementary School in Okeechobee. The winners in the senior division may have the opportunity to compete in the 4-H State Events during the 4-H Congress at the University of Florida in Gainesville this summer. Humane Society Pet/Rescue needs more 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 *. Lost*$100.00 REWARD* 1YR OLD MALE,GRAY STRIPED DOMESTIC CAT,WEIGHS 12LBS., MISSING FROM NORTH PARK TIRE SINCE FRIDAY 4/26/13 AT 4PM. NO QUESTIONS ASKED! CALL863-763-7750 OR 863-763-4517 GiveawayPapillon’s (Toy) puppies. Champion line. M/F’s, pure bred. Loving lap dogs. Call 863-763-0477. The classifieds are the most successful salesperson in town. GiveawayQuarter Cutter Trained Stud 7 yrs. Old. “Ryder” has all of his shots. Call 863-763-0477 for more info. Garage/ Yard SalesWe Buy Estates Antiques, Collectibles, Household, Tools, Jewelry and etc. Call 863-697-8906 ServicesAnn’s Affordable Cleaning Service and Pressure Washing. Inside and outside cleaning. Great References. 15 yrs. exp. Call@863-801-3296 License#10812 Employment Full Time REGIONAL DRIVER Call Cassie at (800) 741-6500 or apply online www.walpoleinc.com EOE/DFWPWalpole is looking for a regional Class A company CDL driver with a minimum of two years driving experience and a clean driving record. Our package includes: 401K, paid training, safety bonuses, paid vacations, professional uniforms, uniform cleaning service, boot program & more! One mans trash is another mans treasure. Turn your trash to treasure with an ad in the classifieds. Employment Full TimeAC Tech with Experience DFWP, Bene ts Avail. Apply in person at 312 SW 2nd Street, Okeechobee, FL.CDL 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 EXPERIENCED COOK Now Hiring Must have references Apply in person between 7am & 2pm @ Crossroads Restaurant 5050 NE 128th Ave. Okeechobee, FL (863)763-8333.DRUG FREE WORK PLACE Employment Full Time How do you find a job in todays competitive market? In the employment section of the classifieds 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 Registered X-ray Technologist Part time with 1 year experience preferred. please call 863-467-7084 or fax resume to 863-467-6833 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. Apartments2bdrm/1bath Duplex in town. Walking distance to stores, NO PETS, First, Last & Security $550.00 a month 863-634-2820 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 For Rent2/1 Oak Lake Apts Washer/Dryer/Patio $750/mth incl water 1st, last, $500 Security Call: 863-634-3312. On The Rim Canal 2 sm travel trailers not in a park 1BR each 1 with enclosure $450. mth, the other is $425. mth incd ele/gas, sec dep $300. no pets. 863-697-0214. 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 Condos/Townhouses Rent2bd/1ba Townhome with w/d, completely furnished, short or long term lease, with or with out utilities. Located in Kings Bay. Call 863-634-8331 Taylor Creek Condo 2/1, On water, Pool, Dock. $850/mo + 1st & sec. Short term rates also available Call (863)634-8756 Condos/Townhouses RentFor Rent2/2 Villa #49 Completely remodeled, very clean. BRAND NEW CONDITION No pets $900/mth 1st, last, $600 Security. Call 863-634-3312. KINGS BAY 2br, 1ba, W/D, very clean, tile oors $550 + sec. (863)763-2414 Houses Rent1 & 2 BEDROOM NICELY FURNISHED HOUSES WITH OR WITHOUT UTILITIES LONG OR SHORT TERM LEASE (863)447-0742. For Rent $900 a month 2004 CBS Home 2 Bedroom/2 Bath 937 SE 38th Avenue 863-610-1980 David May Big Lake Real Estate Office Space RentOFFICE SUITES AVAILABLE 500 SQ. FT. Move-in Incentive, Rent Negotiable. (863)467-0651 Houses SaleOwner Financing3 bdrm 2 bath 8 year old house on 1 acre $3,500.00 down $931.42 a month. Call Beverley 863-634-2820 Lots SaleBuild your dream home on a beautiful lot adjoining the golf course in The Oaks of Blue Heron. $25,000.00 Call 863-634-2820 Lots SaleLarge fenced lot with oak trees in Treasure Island Zoned for houses or mobile homes. $18,000.00 Call 863-634-2820 Mobile Home RentKISSIMMEE RIVER Estates, 2 Bedroom, 17300 Brickerhoff Ln. Nice, clean home w/car port and 2 large sheds. $500 mo. + $500 sec. Lawn & Water maintenance included. Call 317-402-5441. LABELLE Nice 3br/2ba w/d, d/w, Ctrl. ac, 2.5 acres, fenced, deck, pets OK. $900/mo. + $900 sec. & last month. (239) 910-5115. Mobile HomeSale Palm Harbor 4/2 $499/Month http://www.palm harbor.com/ model-center/plantcity/ John Lyons 800-622-2832 ext 210 Campers/RVsTruck Camper 8ft, Slide in, pop-up, frig., stove, queen bed. Like new condition. $3,500 call 863-467-1308 Wanted all Travel Trailers, Motor Homes and Fifth Wheels. Any Condition, Cash paid on the spot Call 941-347-7171 Your next job could be in todays classifieds. Did you look for it? MotorcyclesYAMAHA VIRAGO ‘95 750cc, red & white. saddlebags, windsheild. Comfortable ride. $1500 (863)801-5405 Autos WantedCASH FOR CARS No Title Needed, Any Condition. 268junk.com Located in Okeechobee Call (863)484-2012 Time to clean out the attic, basement and/or garage? Advertise your yard sale in the classifieds and make your clean up a breeze! Need a few more bucks to purchase something deer? Pick up some extra bucks when you sell your used items in the classifeids. Reading a newspaper helps you understand the world around you. No wonder newspaper readers are more successful people! Buying a car? Look in the classifieds. Selling a car? Look in the 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. Grab a bargain from your neighbors garage, attic, basement or closet in todays classifieds. Looking for a place to hang your hat? Look no further than the classifieds. 14 Okeechobee News May 22, 2013

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Public Notice Okeechobee County Schools Drug Testing Committee Meeting Okeechobee County School District will hold a Drug Testing Committee meeting at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 30, 2013, in the School Board Meeting Room #303, 700 SW 2nd Avenue, Okeechobee, to discuss a possible random student drug testing policy. The meeting is open to the public. Questions may be directed to 863-462-5000, Ext. 226. Ken Kenworthy Superintendent of Schools 443600 ON 5/22/2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.: 2009CA000686 BANK OF AMERICA, NA Plaintiff, VS. CAROLYN M. VIRGIL, et al Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Summary Final Judgment of foreclosure dated March 07, 2013, and entered in Case No. 2009CA000686 of the Circuit Court of the NINETEENTH Judicial Circuit in and for OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, Florida, wherein BANK OF AMERICA, NA, is Plaintiff, and CAROLYN M. VIRGIL, et al are Defendants, the clerk will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash, beginning at 11:00 AM at OKEECHOBEE County Judicial Center, Second Floor, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, FL 34972, in accordance with Chapter 45, Florida Statutes, on the 19th day of June, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Summary Final Judgment, to wit: LOTS 35, 36, & 37, OTTER CREEK ESTATES, UNIT I, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 6, PAGE 29, PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. ALONG WITH MOBILE HOME WITH VIN NUMBER(S) AFLCW2AG060511009 AND AFLCW2BG060511009 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus funds from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must le a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated at Okeechobee, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, Florida, this 7th day of May, 2013. Sharon Robertson Clerk of said Circuit Court BY: Sandra L. Creech As Deputy Clerk BANK OF AMERICA, NA c/o Phelan Hallinan, PLC Attorneys for Plaintiff 2727 West Cypress Creek Road Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33309 954-462-7000 If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Corrie Johnson, ADA Coordinator, 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than seven (7) days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. SPANISH: Si usted es una persona discapacitada que necesita alguna adaptacion para poder participar de este procedimiento o evento; usted tiene derecho, sin costo alguno a que se le provea cierta ayuda. Favor de comunicarse con Corrie Johnson, Coordinadora de A.D.A., 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, Fl. 34986, (772) 807-4370 por lo menos 7 dias antes de que tenga que comparecer en corte o inmediatamente despues de haber recibido esta noti cacion si es que falta menos de 7 dias para su comparecencia. Si tiene una discapacidad auditiva o de habla, llame al 711. KREYOL: Si ou se yon moun ki kokobe ki bezwen asistans ou aparay pou ou ka patisipe nan prosedu sa-a, ou gen dwa san ou pa bezwen peye anyen pou ou jwen on seri de ed. Tanpri kontakte Corrie Johnson, Co-ordinator ADA, 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 O’mwen 7 jou avan ke ou gen pou-ou paret nan tribunal, ou imediatman ke ou resevwa avis sa-a ou si le ke ou gen pou-ou ale nan tribunal-la mwens ke 7 jou; Si ou pa ka tande ou pale byen, rele 711. 443505 ON 5/22,29/2013 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 1/4 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 5/22,29/2013 Public Notice Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 19TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIRCUIT CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 2012-CA-000035 MORTGAGE INVESTORS I, LLC, A Florida limited liability company Plaintiff, VS. KENNETH R. THROOP; DONNA A. THROOP; TD AUTOFINANCE, LLC, A MICHIGAN LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY FORMERLY KNOWN AS DAIMLER CHRYSLER, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS GIVEN that pursuant to that certain Final Judgment, dated March 13, 2013, in Case No. 2012-CA-000035, of the Circuit Court of the 19th Judicial Circuit in and for Okeechobee County, Florida, in wherein MORTGAGE INVESTORS I, LLC, A Florida limited liability company is the Plaintiff and KENNETH R. THROOP; DONNA A. THROOP; TD AUTOFINANCE, LLC, A MICHIGAN LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY FORMERLY KNOWN AS DAIMLER CHRYSLER, are the Defendants, the Clerk of Court will sell to the highest and best bidder or bidders for cash at public sale at 11:00 A.M. on the 19th day of June, 2013 at the Jury Assembly Room, 2nd Floor, Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 34972, the following described property set forth in the Order of Final Judgment: PARCEL 1 A PARCEL OF LAND LYING IN SECTION 6, TOWNSHIP 38, SOUTH, RANGE 36 EAST, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA BEING A PORTION OF THOSE LANDS, DESCRIBED IN O.R. BOOK 120, PAGE 997, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCE AT THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF SAID SECTION 6; THENCE SOUTH 89 DEGREES 42’ 42” WEST ALONG THE NORTH LINE OF SAID SECTION 6, A DISTANCE OF 4623.12 FEET TO THE INTERSECTION THEREOF WITH THE CENTERLINE OF STATE ROAD NO. 15 (CONNERS HIGHWAY); THENCE SOUTH 55 DEGREES 37’ 15” EAST ALONG SAID CENTERLINE, 1460.99 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 34 DEGREES 22’ 45” WEST, 33.00 FEET TO A POINT ON THE SOUTHWESTERLY RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE OF STATE ROAD NO.15, SAID POINT BEING THE NORTHWESTERLY CORNER OF THOSE LANDS DESCRIBED IN O.R. BOOK 120, PAGE 997 AND THE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE CONTINUE SOUTH 34 DEGREES 22’ 45” WEST, 244.26 FEET TO THE INTERSECTION THEREOF WITH THE NORTHEASTERLY LINE OF THE CENTRAL AND SOUTHERN FLORIDA FLOOD CONTROL DISTRICT LEVEE L-D4 RIGHT-OF-WAY; THENCE SOUTH 54 DEGREES 55’ 02” EAST ALONG SAID LEVEE L-D4 RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE 198.51 FEET; THENCE NORTH 29 DEGREES 28’ 56” EAST 247.60 FEET TO THE SOUTHWESTERLY RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE OF STATE ROAD NO. 15; THENCE NORTH 55 DEGREES 37’ 15” WEST ALONG SAID SOUTHWESTERLY RIGHTOF-WAY LINE, 177.36 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. AND PARCEL 2 (O.R. BOOK 126, PAGE 79) FROM THE INTERSECTION OF THE SOUTH RIGHT OF WAY LINE OF STATE ROAD 15 (CONNERS HIGHWAY) AND THE WEST LINE OF SECTION 31, IF EXTENDED SOUTH, RUN THENCE SOUTHEASTERLY ALONG SOUTH RIGHTOF-WAY LINE OF SAID STATE ROAD 15, 3689.9 FEET TO A POINT; THENCE RUN SOUTHWESTERLY AT RIGHT ANGLES TO THE SOUTH RIGHT OF WAY LINE OF STATE ROAD 15, 208.7 FEET; THENCE SOUTHEASTERLY 104.35 FEET, MORE OR LESS, FOR A P.O.B.; THENCE CONTINUE SOUTHEASTERLY 104.35 FEET TO A POINT; THENCE NORTHEASTERLY 208.7 FEET TO THE INTERSECTION WITH THE SOUTH BOUNDARY OF STATE ROAD 15; THENCE NORTHWESTERLY ALONG SOUTH BOUNDARY OF STATE ROAD 15, 104.35 FEET TO A POINT; THENCE SOUTHWESTERLY AT RIGHT ANGLES TO THE SOUTH RIGHT OF WAY LINE OF STATE ROAD 15 AFORESAID, 208.7 FEET TO P.O.B. LESS AND EXCEPT THE ACREAGE NOW COVERED BY PUMP HOUSE. SAID LANDS BEING A PART OF THE MARGINAL LANDS LYING BETWEEN THE 17 FOOT WATER LEVEL OF LAKE OKEECHOBEE AND THE SOUTH RIGHT OF WAY LINE OF STATE ROAD 15, IN SECTION 6, TOWNSHIP 38 SOUTH, RANGE 36. PROPERTY ADDRESS: 5800 US HIGHWAY 44 SE OKEECHOBEE, FL 34974 PARCEL NO.: 1-06-38-36-0A00-00008-0000If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Corrie Johnson, ADA Coordinator, 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711.DATED: March 14, 2013. SHARON ROBERTSON Clerk of the Court BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk Attorney for Plaintiff: STEVEN M. LEE, P.A. Lee Professional Building 1200 SW 2nd Avenue, Miami, Florida 33130-4214 305-856-7855 439740 ON 5/22,29/2013 Public Notice Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT CIVIL COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 472010CA000263 HSBC BANK USA NATIONAL ASSOCIATION AS TRUSTEE FOR NAAC MORTGAGE PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2007-1 Plaintiff, vs. SHELBY DUNSON, JENNIFER DUNSON A/K/A JENNIFER L. DUNSON, JOHN MARCUS LOWE A/K/A MARCUS LOWE, CONNIE W LOWE A/K/A CONNIE LOWE, BANK OF AMERICA, NA, ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANTS) WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES OR OTHER CLAIMANTS, JOHN DOE N/K/A GREG POPOVICH, JANE DOE N/K/A JENNIFER POPOVICH, AND UNKNOWN TENANTS/OWNERS, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given, pursuant to an Amended Final Judgment of Foreclosure for Plaintiff entered in this cause on March 12, 2013, Nuc Pro Tunc to December 13, 2012, in the Circuit Court of Okeechobee County, Florida, I will sell the property situated in Okeechobee County, Florida described as: PARCEL I: LOT 8, BLOCK 10, PINEWOOD HEIGHTS, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 2, PAGE 14, PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY,FLORIDA. PARCEL II: LOTS 1, 2, 3 AND 4, BLOCK 11, PINEWOOD HEIGHTS, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 2 PAGE 14, PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. PARCEL III: LOTS, 3, 4, 13, 14, BLOCK 33, PINEWOOD HEIGHTS, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 2, PAGE 46, PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA ALSO TOGETHER WITH: PARCEL IV: LOT 9, BLOCK 29, FIRST ADDITION TO PINEWOOD HEIGHTS, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 2, PAGE 46, PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA; LESS THE FOLLOWING: A PARCEL OF LAND LYING IN SECTION 14, TOWNSHIP 37 SOUTH, RANGE 35 EAST, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA, AND BEING A PORTION OF LOT 9, BLOCK 29, FIRST ADDITION TO PINEWOOD HEIGHTS, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 2, PAGE 46, PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA, SAID PARCEL BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: BEGIN AT THE SOUTHEAST CORNER OF SAID LOT 9, BLOCK 29; THENCE S 88 37’ 00” W, ALONG THE SOUTH LINE OF SAID LOT 9, BLOCK 29, A DISTANCE OF 4.56 FEET TO A POINT ON A CURVE CONCAVE TO THE SOUTHEAST AND HAVING A RADIUS OF 75.00 FEET; THENCE NORTHEASTERLY ALONG THE ARC OF SAID CURVE, THROUGH A CENTRAL ANGLE OF 08 49’ 14”, A CHORD OF 11.53 FEET BEARING N 21 51’ 04” E, AN ARC DISTANCE OF 11.55 FEET TO AN INTERSECTION, WITH THE EAST LINE OF SAID LOT 9, BLOCK 29; THENCE S 01 24’ 47” E, ALONG SAID EAST LINE OF LOT 9, BLOCK 29, A DISTANCE OF 10.60 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. PARCEL V: LOTS 13, 14, 15, AND 16, BLOCK 30, FIRST ADDITION TO PINEWOOD HEIGHTS, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 2, PAGE 46, PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. LESS THE FOLLOWING: A PARCEL OF LAND LYING IN SECTION 14, TOWNSHIP 37 SOUTH, RANGE 35 EAST, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA, AND BEING A PORTION OF LOTS 14, 15 AND 16, BLOCK 30, FIRST ADDITION TO PINEWOOD HEIGHTS, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 2, PAGE 46, PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA, SAID PARCEL BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: BEGIN AT THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF SAID LOT 16, BLOCK 30; THENCE N 01 24’ 47” W, ALONG THE WEST LINE OF SAID LOT 16, A DISTANCE OF 50.52 FEET TO AN INTERSECTION WITH A CURVE CONCAVE TO THE SOUTHEAST AND HAVING A RADIUS OF 75.00 FEET; THENCE ALONG THE ARC OF SAID CURVE, THROUGH A CENTRAL ANGLE OF 06 17’ 15”, A CHORD OF 8.23 FEET BEARING N 86 49’ 13” E, AN ARC DISTANCE OF 8.23 FEET TO A POINT OF TANGENCY; THENCE N 89 57’ 50” E A DISTANCE OF 35.50 FEET TO THE POINT OF CURVATURE OF A CURVE CONCAVE TO THE SOUTHWEST AND HAVING A RADIUS OF 75.00 FEET; THENCE ALONG THE ARC OF SAID CURVE, THROUGH A CENTRAL ANGLE OF 69 09’ 12”, A CHORD OF 85.13 FEET BEARING S 55 27’ 34” E, AN ARC DISTANCE OF 90.52 FEET TO AN INTERSECTION WITH THE SOUTH LINE OF SAID LOT 14, BLOCK 30; THENCE S 88 37’ 00” W, ALONG THE SOUTH LINE OF LOTS 14, 15 AND 16, BLOCK 30, A DISTANCE OF 112.62 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash, Sales are held in the Jury Assembly Room, 2nd Floor, Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida on June 19, 2013 at 11am. Any persons 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 14th day of March, 2013. SHARON ROBERTSON Clerk of the Circuit Court BY: Sandra L. Creech, Deputy Clerk 439197 ON 5/22,29/2013 Public Notice 15 Okeechobee News May 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 T HE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICAT ION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS A FTER 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 T HE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICAT ION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN T HE 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 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION Case No.2013-CP-63 IN RE: ESTATE OF ROSANN D. TEKONCHUK Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of Rosann D. Tekonchuk, deceased, whose date of death was December 16, 2012, is pending in the Circuit Court for Okeechobee County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, FL 34972. The names and addresses of the personal representatives and the personal representatives’ attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent’s estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must le their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE 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 TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent’s estate must le their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT’S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of rst publication of this notice is May 19, 2013. Personal Representatives: Fred Colon Jones c/o Anthony Young P.A. Laura Anderson c/o Anthony Young P.A.Attorney for Personal Representatives:/s/ Anthony Young ANTHONY YOUNG, P.A.Attorney for Personal RepresentativesFlorida Bar Number: 109685 3128 Highway 441 South Okeechobee, Florida 34974 Telephone: (863) 824-6776 Fax: (863) 824-6778 E-Mail: titleandlegal@ymail.com 443857 ON 5/22,29/2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO: 2012-CA-000321 JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION Plaintiff, VS. GARRETT G. SMITH; LATASHA R. SMITH; UNKNOWN TENANT I; UNKNOWN TENANT II, 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,willonthe19thdayofJune, IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 2012-CA-000174 BANK OF AMERICA, N.A. Plaintiff, VS. JOHN RIVERA; ROSIE MERINORIVERA A/K/A RO MERINO-RIVERA; UNKNOWN TENANT I ; UNKNOWN IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 19TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE.: 2011 CA-110 JUDGE: ELIZABETH METZGER TD BANK, N.A., as Successor in Interest to Riverside National Bank of Florida by and through FDIC as Receiver Plaintiff, v. CR INVESTMENTS OF OKEECHOBEE, INC.; DARRELL ROBERT WILLSON; LOUIS CARL FERRERO; and UNKNOWN TENANT(s) IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY Defendant. NOTICE OF SALE The Clerk of the Circuit Court hereby gives notice of the following fore2013, at 11:00 A.M at 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 7, Block 7, of SECTION ONE OKEECHOBEE HAMMOCK, according to the Plat thereof, as recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 31, of the Public Records of Okeechobee County, Florida.pursuant to the Final Judgment entered on 3/12/2013 at 9:00 AM 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 14th day of March, 2013.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.SHARON ROBERTSON Clerk of the Circuit Court BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk 439743 ON 5/22,29/2013 TENANT II, 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 19th day of June, 2013, at 11:00 A.M at the at 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: EAST 1/2 OF THE EAST 1/2 OF THE NORTH 1/2 OF THE NORTH 1/2 OF TRACT 26, SECTION 11, TOWNSHIP 34 SOUTH, RANGE 33 EAST, A/K/A LOT A, TRACT 26, VIKING, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. pursuant to the Final Judgment entered on 03/12/2013 at 9:00 AM 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 14th day of March, 2013. 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. SHARON ROBERTSON Clerk of the Circuit Court BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk ATTORNEY FOR PLANTIFF Monica D. Shepard Butler & Hosch, P.A. 3185 S. Conway Rd., Ste. E Orlando, FL 32812 (407)381-5200 439202 ON 5/22,29/2013 closure sale in the above referenced matter: A. The Property to be sold is: 210 NE 3rd Ave., Okeechobee, Florida 34972 Parcel ID# 3-15-37-35-0010-01430-0060 LOT 6, BLOCK 143, Okeechobee, According to the Plat thereof, Recorded in Plat Book 5, Page 5, Public Records of Okeechobee County, Florida. B. The Clerk’s Sale will take place on JUNE 19, 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 Agreed Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated March 12, 2013; D. TD BANK, N.A., as Successor in Interest to Riverside National Bank of Florida by and through FDIC as Receiver v. CR INVESTMENTS OF OKEECHOBEE, INC.; DARRELL ROBERT WILLSON; LOUIS CARL FERRERO; and UNKNOWN TENANT(s) IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY; CASE.: 2011 CA-110 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 19, 2013 SHARON ROBERTSON CLERK OF COUR T BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Cler k Pursuant to §45.031(2), F.S., this notice must be published once a wee k 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.FOX, WACKEEN, DUNGEY, BEARD, SOBEL, BUSH & McCLUSKEY THE TOWER BUILDING AT WILLOUGHBY COMMONS 3473 SE WILLOUGHBY BLVD. STUART, FLORIDA 34994 439869 ON 5/22,29/2013

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Public Notice STATE OF FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION NOTICE OF COMPLETE APPLICATION AND INTENT TO ISSUE PERMIT The Department of Environmental Protection gives notice of its determination of complete application and intent to issue an Environmental Resource Permit (File No. 0234604-018), in accordance with Part IV of Chapter 373, Florida Statutes (F.S.), to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) for the Herbert Hoover Dike (HHD) Rehabilitation and Repair Culverts 5A and 5 Replacement Project. The application is available for public inspection during normal business hours, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, except legal holidays, at the Florida Department of Environmental Protection, Of ce of Ecosystem Projects, 3900 Commonwealth Blvd, M.S. 24, Tallahassee, Florida, 32999-3000, telephone number (850) 245-3166. The project is part of the Corps HHD Rehabilitation and Repair Project. The replacement of Culverts 5A and 5 is expected to reduce the risk of failure at these structures located within the HHD. The work includes demolition and removal of the existing culverts, and the construction of new water control structures S-281 (C-5A) and S-282 (C-5). Culvert 5A is located at the junction of L-41 and Lake Okeechobee through Levee D-3 at station 286+56, adjacent to SR 78 approximately 3.8 miles north of the city of Moore Haven and S-77 lock/gate, within Sections 22 and 27, Township 41 South, Range 32 East in Glades County. Culvert 5 is located in Levee D-3 at station 411+06 in upper Nicodemus Slough approximately 2.3 miles north of Culvert 5A and 6.1 miles north of the city of Moore Haven within Section 10, Township 41 South, Range 32 East in Glades County. Both culverts are located within Reach 4, levee designation 3 (LD-3). The proposed agency action shall become nal unless a timely petition for an administrative hearing is led pursuant to sections 120.569 and 120.57 of the Florida Statutes before the deadline for ling a petition. The procedures for petitioning for a hearing are set forth below. A person whose substantial interests are affected by the Department’s proposed permitting decision may petition for an administrative proceeding (hearing) under sections 120.569 and 120.57 of the Florida Statutes. The petition must contain the information set forth below and must be led (received by the clerk) in the Of ce of General Counsel of the Department at 3900 Commonwealth Boulevard, Mail Station 35, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-3000. Petitions led by any persons other than those entitled to written notice under Section 120.60(3) of the Florida Statutes must be led within twentyone days of publication of the notice or receipt of the written notice, whichever occurs rst. The petitioner shall mail a copy of the petition to the applicant at the address indicated above at the time of ling. The failure of any person to le a petition within the appropriate time period shall constitute a waiver of that person’s right to request an administrative determination (hearing) under sections 120.569 and 120.57 of the Florida Statutes, or to intervene in this proceeding and participate as a party to it. Any subsequent intervention (in a proceeding initiated by another party) will be only at the discretion of the presiding of cer upon the ling of a motion in compliance with Rule 28-106.205 of the Florida Administrative Code. A petition that disputes the material facts on which the Department’s action is based must contain the following information: a) The name and address of each agency affected and each agency’s le or identi cation number, if known; b) The name, address, and telephone number of the petitioner; the name, address, and telephone number of the petitioner’s representative, if any, which shall be the address for service purposes during the course of the proceeding; and an explanation of how the petitioner’s substantial interests will be affected by the agency determination; c) A statement of how and when each petitioner received notice of the agency decision; d) A statement of all disputed issues of material fact. If there are none, the petition must so indicate; e) A concise statement of the ultimate facts alleged, including the speci c facts that the petitioner contends warrant reversal or modi cation of the agency’s proposed action; f) A statement of the speci c rules or statutes that the petitioner contends require reversal or modi cation of the agency’s proposed action; and g) A statement of the relief sought by the petitioner, stating precisely the action that the petitioner wishes the agency to take with respect to the agency’s proposed action. A petition that does not dispute the material facts on which the Department’s action is based shall state that no such facts are in dispute and otherwise shall contain the same information as set forth above, as required by Rule 28-106.301, F.A.C. Because the administrative hearing process is designed to formulate nal agency action, the ling of a petition means that the Department’s nal action may be different from the position taken by it in this notice. Persons whose substantial interests will be affected by any such nal decision of the Department have the right to petition to become a party to the proceeding, in accordance with the requirements set forth above. Mediation is not available in this proceeding. Any party to this order has the right to seek judicial review of it under section 120.68 of the Florida Statutes, by ling a notice of appeal under rule 9.110 of the Florida Rules of Appellate Procedure with the clerk of the Department in the Of ce of General Counsel, Mail Station 35, 3900 Commonwealth Boulevard, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-3000, and by ling a copy of the notice of appeal accompanied by the applicable ling fees with the appropriate district court of appeal. The notice of appeal must be led within thirty days after this order is led with the clerk of the Department. 443957 ON 5/22/2013 Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA Case No. 2009-CA-000270 THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON FKA THE BANK OF NEW YORK AS TRUSTEE FOR HARBORVIEW MORTGAGE LOAN TRUST 2006-CB1 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 TRUST 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. Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 19TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 2012 CA 37 JUDGE ELIZABETH METZGER TD BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, Plaintiff, VS. CARY MCCULLOUGH a/k/a CARY LYNN MCCULLOUGH; and TINA MCCULLOUGH, a/k/a TINA MAHAN MCCULLOUGH, et al., Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to the Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated March 12, 2013 (the “Judgment”), entered in Civil Case No. 2012-CA-37 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 a/k/a CARY LYNN MCCULLOUGH; TINA MCCULLOUGH a/k/a TINA MAHAN MCCULLOUGH; CAPITAL ONE BANK; JOHN DOE n/k/a LYNDON MCCULLOUGH; and JANE DOE n/k/a ELAINE MOORE 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 19, 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: Being a Parcel of Land lying in a portion of the Section 18, Township 37 South, Range 36 East also referred to as Lot 19K-I, FOUR SEASONS ESTATES, an unrecorded subdivision in Okeechobee County, Florida, and being more particularly bounded and described as follows: Commence at the Southeast corner of said Section 18; thence S 88 34’ 16” W, along the Southerly boundary line of said Section 18, a distance of 1289.59 feet to a point lying on the Easterly right of way line of N.E. 60th Avenue (a/k/a B & K McArthur Rd. & Normand Rd.); thence N 0 03’ 07” E, along said Easterly right of way line, a distance of 102.00 feet to a point; thence S 89 54’ 53” E a distance of 214.60 feet to a point; thence S 0 04’ 22” W a distance of 102.00 feet to a point; thence N 89 54’ 53” W a distance of 214.55 feet to the Point of Beginning. Together with a 1983 CATA Mobile Home, Side “A” VIN #: 2806A, Title #20338561, R.P.#R273034; and, a 193 CATA Mobile Home, Side “B”, VIN #: 2806B, Title #20213430, R.P. #: R273035. together with all existing or subsequently erected or af xed buildings, improvements, and xtures (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 14, 2013. SHARON ROBERTSON Clerk of Circuit Court BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk 439742 ON 5/22,29/2013 16 Okeechobee News May 22, 2013 The 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 order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Corrie Johnson, ADA Coordinator, 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. Dated 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 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 19TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE.: 2011 CA-111 JUDGE: ELIZABETH METZGER TD BANK, N.A., as Successor in Interest to Riverside National Bank of Florida by and through FDIC as Receiver Plaintiff, v. DRW INVESTMENTS, LLC; DARRELL ROBERT WILLSON; D R WILLSON LAND COMPANY; and UNKNOWN TENANT(s) IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY 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. 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 DISTANCE 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 Defendant. 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: 410 SE 2nd Ave., Okeechobee, Florida 34974 Parcel ID# 3-21-37-35-0020-02160-0110 LOTS 11 and 12, BLOCK 216, First Addition to Okeechobee, According to the Plat thereof, Recorded in Plat Book 5, Page 6, Public Records of Okeechobee County, Florida. B. The Clerk’s Sale will take place on JUNE 19, 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 Agreed Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated March 12, 2013; D. TD BANK, N.A., as Successor in Interest to Riverside National Bank of Florida by and through FDIC as Receiver v. DRW INVESTMENTS, LLC; DARRELL ROBERT WILLSON; D R WILLSON LAND COMPANY; and UNKNOWN TENANT(s) IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY; CASE.: 2011 CA-111 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 20, 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. FOX, WACKEEN, DUNGEY, BEARD, SOBEL, BUSH & McCLUSKEY THE TOWER BUILDING AT WILLOUGHBY COMMONS 3473 SE WILLOUGHBY BLVD. STUART, FLORIDA 34994 772-287-4444 440031 ON 5/22,29/2013 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 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 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. 440687 ON 5/15,22/2013 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 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 proIN 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 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.; TENANT #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 Clerk 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 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. 438648 ON 5/15,22/2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION Case No.: 47-2012-CA-000040 NATIONSTAR MORTGAGE, LLC Plaintiff, v. TIM D. COFFEY; et al., Defendants, NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Summary Judgment dated March 12, 2013, entered in Civil Case No.: 47-2012-CA-000040, of the Circuit Court of NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT in and for Okeechobee County, Florida, wherein NATIONSTAR MORTGAGE, LLC is Plaintiff, and TIM D. COFFEY; KAREN A. COFFEY; UNKNOWN TENANT #1; UNKNOWN TENANT #2, UNKNOWN TENANT #1; UNKNOWN TENANT #2; ALL OTHER UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING INTERESTS BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST A NAMED DEFENDANT(S) WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD O R ALIVE, WHETHER SAME UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS, are Defendants. I will sell to the highest bidder for cash at 11:00 a.m., at Jury Assembly Room, 2nd Floor, at Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 312 North West 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida, 34972 on the 19th day of June, 2013 the following described real property as set forth in said Final Summary Judgment, to wit: LOT 19 BLOCK 9, SECTION TWO OKEECHOBEE HAMMOCK, ACCORDING TQ THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 43 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. This property is located at the Street address of: 9107 SE 64TH DRIVE, OKEECHOBEE, Florida 34974. If you are a person claiming a right to funds remaining after the sale, you must le a claim with the cler k no later than 60 days after the sale. If you fail to le a claim you will not be entitled to any remaining funds. After 60 days, only the owner o f record as of the date of the lis pendens may claim the surplus. WITNESS my hand and the seal o f the court on March 14, 2013. SHARON ROBERTSON CLERK OF THE COURT BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Cler k Attorney for Plaintiff: Elizabeth R. Wellborn, P.A. Aaron Clemens, Esquire 350 Jim Moran Blvd. Suite 100 Deer eld Beach, FL 33442 Telephone: (954) 354-3544 Facsimile: (954) 354-3545 Primary Email: AClemens@erwlaw.com Secondary Email: Erwparalegal. nationstar2@erwlaw.com 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. 439208 ON 5/22,29/2013vea 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, 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 Need a few more bucks to purchase something deer? 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Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice 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 Public Notice 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 CASE NO. 47-2010-CA-000256 BANK OF AMERICA NA, Plaintiff(s), vs. A NSELMO MADRIGAL; et al., Defendant(s). NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Sale will be made pursuant to an Order or Final Summary Judgment. Final Judgment was awarded on December 13, 2012 in Civil Case No.: 47-2010-CA-000256, of the Circuit Court of the NINETEENTH Judicial Circuit in and for OKEECHOBEE County, Florida, wherein, BANK OF A MERICA NA is the Plaintiff, and, ANSELMO MADRIGAL; MARYANNE MADRIGAL; AND UNKNOWN TENA NT(S) IN POSSESSION are Defendants. The clerk of the court will sell to the highest bidder for cash at 11:00a.m at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 312 North West 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida. (Sale held on the second oor, Jury Assembly Room) beginning at 11:00a.m. on the prescribed date on June 19, 2013, the following described real property as set forth in said Final Summary Judgment, to wit: Lots 11 and 12, Block 1, Petit Park, a subdivision of the East 1/2 of the Northwest 1/4 of the Southeast 1/2 of Section 20 Township 37 South, range 35 East, recorded in Plat Book 2, Page 19, in the of ce of the Clerk of the Circuit Court, Okeechobee County, Florida A NY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. WITNESS my hand and the seal of the court on December 14, 2012. SHARON ROBERTSON CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT SANDRA L. CREECH DEPUTY CLERK A ldridge Connors, LLP A ttorney for Plaintiff(s) 7000 West Palmetto Park Rd. Suite 307 Boca Raton, FL 33433 Phone: 561-392-6391 Fax: 561-392-6965 BY: Debbie Satyal, Esq. FBN: 70531 433450 ON 5/22,29/2013 LEGAL ADVERTISEMENT T he Workforce Development Board of the Treasure Coast (DBA, Workforce Solutions) Region 20 and the T reasure Coast Job Training Consortium announce a meeting of the Workforce Development Board and Consortium to which all persons are invited: Date & Time: Wednesday, May 29 2013 8:00 a.m. Place: Workforce Solutions 584 NW University Blvd., Suite 100 Port St. Lucie, FL 34986 PURPOSE: To discuss matters concerning the Workforce Investment A ct, Workforce Employment Opportunities, the Welfare Transition Program, One-Stop Career Centers and the Workforce Development Board (DBA, Workforce Solutions). A copy of the agenda may be obtained by contacting: Workforce Solutions 584 NW University Blvd., Suite 100 Port St. Lucie, FL 34986 Should any person wish to appeal any decision made by the Board with respect to any matter considered at the above referenced meeting, they will need to ensure a verbatim recording of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is based, in order to provide a record for judicial review. 443660 ON 5/22/2013 LEGAL NOTICE Public Auction will be held at Johns T owing Service storage lot located at 704 Northeast 2nd Avenue, Okeechobee, Florida 34972 on JUNE 7, 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. 2003 HONDA CIVIC VIN #JHMES96673S015473 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. 444013 ON 5/22/2013 17 Okeechobee News May 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 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 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 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 47-2012-CA-000027 TD BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, Plaintiff, VS.JAMES R. EWING, and unknown spouse, if any, CARLA H. EWING, and unknown spouse, if any, and any and all unknown parties claiming by, through, under and against the heirs of the named individual defendants 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; and JOHN AND/OR JANE DOE, as Unknown Tenants-in-Possession, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to the Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated March 12, 2013 (the “Judgment”), entered in Civil Case No. 47-2012-CA-000027 of the Circuit Court of the Nineteenth Judicial Circuit in and for Okeechobee County, Florida, in which TD BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, is Plaintiff and JAMES R. EWING, CARLA H. EWING and UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF JAMES R. EWING N/K/A LEANN EWING, 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 19, 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: Lot 4, Block 2, Cypress Creek, Phase 1, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 6, Page 7 Public Records of Okeechobee County, Florida. The above described property is vacant unimproved and not the homestead of the borrowertogether with all existing or subsequently erected or af xed buildings, improvements, and xtures (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 14, 2013. SHARON ROBERTSON Clerk of Circuit Court BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk 439741 ON 5/22,29/2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT 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 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, 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 Crossword Puzzle ACROSS 1 Birthday secret 5 Back in BlackŽ band 9 Visibly amazed 14 __ Domini 15 Bodybuilders supplement 16 Hand-dyeing craft 17 Very narrow fissure? 19 Vintage violin 20 Michael Moore health-care film 21 Melody 23 Rock n roll middle name 24 Didnt sell 26 Landfill in a toy city? 28 CIA part: Abbr. 30 Arthur Fiedler et al. 32 Hamm of soccer 33 Ryder rentals 34 Where eaglets hatch 38 Minuscule tattoo? 40 Dollhouse dress adornment? 42 Opposite of perfect pitch 43 Composer __ Carlo Menotti 44 Transp. group in the Loop 45 Pago Pago people 48 Did a farriers job 49 Where to wear a training bra? 52 Lacking spice 54 Chain selling stacks 55 Clue in a case 57 Dip for a chip 60 Mila of Black SwanŽ 62 Very young hobo? 64 Fear of FlyingŽ author Jong 65 Sneaky trick 66 Lukes sci-fi sister 67 Waterfowl whose young inspired this puzzles theme 68 Black stone 69 Enjoys a smorgasbord DOWN 1 WWII auxiliaries 2 Calvary inscription 3 Twinkie or Ding Dong 4 Game with sticks 5 Pointy tool 6 Slip in a pot 7 Strips of leaves 8 Swan constellation 9 The N.Y. Nets were its last champion 10 Warren Hardings middle name 11 Asteroids maker 12 Spike for a mountaineer 13 Squeezing (out) 18 Keystone character 22 Ambulance VIP 25 Bur. of Prohibition employee 27 Shrimp relative 28 Key with no sharps or flats: Abbr. 29 NFL Hall of Famer Marchetti 31 Zambia neighbor: Abbr. 33 Like megapopular web videos 35 Cardinal who was a foe of the Musketeers 36 Wild about 37 Zounds!Ž 39 Unwanted playground game teammate40 Recycling vessel 41 Brewers kiln 43 Yuri who was the first to orbit Earth 46 Wire measure 47 Punch sequence 48 Some tees 49 Pedaled 50 Freedom, in Swahili 51 Part of SST 53 Antony and CleopatraŽ killer 56 Tyne with a Tony and Emmys 58 Salon sound 59 What __!Ž: How fun!Ž 61 Palindromic airline 63 Tex-__ cuisine By Scott Atkinson (c)2011 Tribune Media Services, Inc. 07/20/11 07/20/11 ANSWER TO PREVIOUS PUZZLE: Edited by Rich Norris and Joyce Nichols Lewis xwordeditor@aol.com 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 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 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 No wonder newspaper readers have more fun!READING A NEWSPAPER HELPS YOU GET INVOLVED IN THE COMMUNITY. Earn some extra cash. Sell your used items in the classifieds When doing those chores is doing you in, its time to look for a helper in the classifieds.

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Public Notice 18 Okeechobee News May 22, 2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION CASE NO. 472009CA000370CAXXXX HOUSEHOLD FINANCE CORPORATION III, Plaintiff, VS. IMTIAZ ALI, FARIHA Z ALI A/K/A FARIHA ALI, HOUSEHOLD FINANCE CORPORATION III, OKEECHOBEE UTILITY AUTHORITY AND KING’S BAY HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC., et.al. Defendant(s). NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated March 12, 2013 and entered in 472009CA000370CAXXXX of the Circuit Court of the Nineteenth Judicial Circuit in and for Okeechobee County, Florida, wherein HOUSEHOLD FINANCE CORPORATION III, is the Plaintiff and IMTIAZ ALI; FARIHA Z ALI A/K/A FARIHA ALI; HOUSEHOLD FINANCE CORPORATION III; KING’S BAY HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC.; 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 19 2013 the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: LOT 2, BLOCK 7A, AS SHOWN ON REPLAT OF KING’S BAY AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 5, PAGES 97-99, 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. 440029 ON 5/22,29/2013 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-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, T HROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST THE NAMED DEFENDANT(S); SEACOAST NATIONAL BANK; WHETHER DISSOLVED OR PRESENTLY EXISTING, T OGETHER 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 T ENANT #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 T ampa, FL 33619-1328 A ttorneys 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, A DA Coordinator, 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if y ou are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. SPANISH: Si usted es una persona discapacitada que necesita alguna adaptacion para poder participar de este procedimiento o evento; usted tiene derecho, sin costo alguno a que se le provea cierta ayuda. Favor de comunicarse con Corrie Johnson, Coordinadora de A.D.A., 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, Fl. 34986, (772) 807-4370 por lo menos 7 dias antes de que tenga que comparecer en corte o inmediatamente despues de haber recibido esta noti cacion si es que falta menos de 7 dias para su comparecencia. Si tiene una discapacidad auditiva 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 j wen on seri de ed. Tanpri kontakte Corrie Johnson, Co-ordinator ADA, 250 NW Country Club Drive, suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 O’mwen 7 jou avan ke ou gen pou-ou 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 j ou; Si ou pa ka tande ou pale byen, rele 711. 439712 ON 5/15,22/2013 READING A NEWSPAPER HELPS YOU UNDERSTAND THE WORLD AROUND YOU. Special to the Okeechobee News/ DARDAR installs 2013-14 council of cersThe Daughters of the American Revolution Treasure Coast Regents’ Council 2013-14 of cers were installed on May 18, at a luncheon meting, at Cowboys’ Restaurant in Okeechobee. Left to right, Treasurer Colleen Kimball (Halpatiokee Chapter); President, Donna Ferguson (Jupiter Lighthouse Chapter); Chaplain, Cora Sjogren-Welch (Vero Beach Chapter); Secretary, Joanne Humphries (Cora Stickney Harper Chapter); V. President, Su George (Okeechobee Chapter). The Treasure Coast Regents Council serves to coordinate DAR activities and, patriotic celebrations for seven chapters throughout the year. The Constitution Week observance in September is an annual highlight open to all members and guests. Special to the Okeechobee NewsBits and Spurs 4-H Drill Team competes at Fiddlers Green RanchThe Bits and Spurs 4-H Drill Team competed at Fiddlers Green Ranch in Altoona, Fla. in May bringing home rst place in the Maiden and Youth Divisions and sixth place in the Open Division. Pictured from left to right are JoAllyn Kelly, Grace Luna, Jessie Burkhalter, Dillan McCullers, Katie Runyon, Laura Dicken, Jaycee Fitzpatrick and Jessie Turgeon. The team has their last competition before summer break on June 9 in Loxahatchee. During the summer the team will meet every Wednesday at 6 p.m. at MiCin Ranch. Anyone interested in this very active 4-H club, are welcome to join the fun. For information, call Laura at 863-801-3599. Special to the Okeechobee News/ Historical SocietyMay meeting of the Historical SocietyDuring the May meeting of the Historical Society, the members were introduced to Andrew Smiley, a home schooled junior, who just received a rst place award in the Soil and Water Conservation Service speech competition about the local watershed. This informative and entertaining speech was well received by the members present. Pictured are Andrew Smiley and his mother, with Okeechobee Historical Society President Betty Chandler Williamson. The Tantie Quilters meet at the museum every Thursday at 9 a.m. If anyone is interested in visiting the museum, it is open when the quilters are there. Publish your community news item or press release online! Get 100 words and one photo for only $25! Visit orida.newszap.com, click on your community, then click on the Publish Your News link

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