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Wednesday, June 12, 2013 50¢ Plus tax Vol. 104 No. 70 13.87 feetLast Year: 11.86 feet Lake Levels See page 4 for information about how to contact this newspaper.Boater killed by lightning strike ... Page 2 Okeechobee News/ Tamara KellyOHS Class of 2013 graduatesOkeechobee High School Class of 2013 graduated Friday with ceremonies at the Okeechobee Agri-Civic Center. The event was originally planned for Thursday, but had to be postponed due to Tropical Storm Andrea. Okeechobee News/ Charles Murphy‘I’m not going to cry ...’(Left to right) Nicole St. Pierre, Carson Harris and Jack Radebaugh perform “I’m not going to Cry,” the class song, at the OHS graduation Friday. For more on OHS graduation, see page 3. By Eric KoppOkeechobee News A local documented gang member has been accused of stabbing a man several times and then robbing him of $50. Juan Antonio Ramirez, 28, Okeechobee, was arrested Saturday, June 8, on felony charges of attempted felon y murder and robbery with a weapon. He is being held in the Okeechobee County Jail on $75,000 bond. The charge of attempted felony murder is an enhancement on an attempted murder charge, and means the alleged murder Gang member charged with stabbing man Claims of chicken thefts led to violenceBy Eric KoppOkeechobee News A local man is being held on bond in the Okeechobee County Jail after he allegedly threatened a neighbor with a machete 68-year-old accused in machete attack Juan Ramirez Javier Alvardo Esquivel See CHICKENS — Page 5Man allegedly stabbed by 11-year-old son, is placed in ICU ... Page 9 See GANG — Page 5Man on golf cart charged with DUI ... Page 9 Man accused of running illegal poker game ... Page 9

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By Katrina ElskenOkeechobee NewsA public hearing on proposed changes to the Okeechobee County Comprehensive Plan is on the agenda for the Thursday, June 13, meeting of the Okeechobee County Board of County Commissioners. State law requires that counties address land use compatibility of adjacent or nearby military installations. As speci ed in Section 163.3175, Florida Statutes, Okeechobee County is required to amend its comprehensive plan to address compatibility of future development with the Avon Park Air Force Range. County staff recommends the plan be amended to state: "In compliance with Section 163.3175(5), F.S., Okeechobee County shall continue to coordinate with range representatives and the Central Florida Regional Planning Council to adopt and implement development standards and guidelines that minimize impacts of development on the operations of the military installation. The development standards and guidelines to be incorporated into the land development regulations shall consider land use, lighting, height, noise and communication frequency spectrums in de ning the criteria for compatibility within the Military Compatibility Zone." Also on the agenda, county administrator Robbie Chartier will report on FEMA preliminary ood insurance rate maps and on the Florida Department of Transportation's plans for $42 million Okeechobee Road Projects. In other business at the Thursday meeting, John Gurney, Business Advocacy Committee Chairman for the Chamber of Commerce of Okeechobee County, will ask the commission to designate June 17-21 as National Small Business Week. The commission will consider a request from the Okeechobee County Sheriff's Of ce to grant funds and money from the Law Enforcement Trust Fund to purchase NetMothion Mobile VPN software for patrol units in order to use the Spillman mobile application to connect the laptops in the patrol units with the agency server. Commissioners will also consider bids for motor fuel. County staff has recommended awarding bids to Palmdale Oil Company for unleaded 87 octane, ultra low sulfur No. 2 diesel and E10 unleaded 87 octane; and to Gilbert Oil Company for non-ethanol unleaded 89 and ultra low sulfur No. 2 red dye diesel. The commission will hear a report from Russell Rowland on the Okeechobee Land ll tonnage and host fees and future expectations. The board will also appointment members to the value adjustment board. 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Thursday Night: Partly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm and a chance of rain in the evening, then clear. Low of 73F. Winds from the SSW at 5 to 10 mph. Friday: Clear in the morning, then partly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm and rain. High of 93F. Winds from the West at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 30%. Friday Night: Clear with a chance of a thunderstorm and rain in the evening, then partly cloudy. Low of 72F. Winds from the West at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 20%. Okeechobee Forecast If you go ...WHAT: Okeechobee County Commission meeting WHEN: 9 a.m. Thursday, June 13 WHERE: Historic Okeechobee Courthouse, 302 N.W. Second St., Room 270 WATCH: online at http://www. co.okeechobee. .us/ By Melissa BeltzSpecial to the Okeechboee News CLEWISTONA day out on Lake Okeechobee turned deadly for one West Palm Beach man, who was killed after lightning struck his boat on Saturday, June 8. According to Public Information Of cer Carli Segelson, of the Florida Fish and W ildlife Commission (FWC), Thomas King Brown, 56, and Aaron E. Singleton, 57, both from West Palm Beach, were boating on Lake Okeechobee near Coot Bay as a thunderstorm approached. To avoid the storm, the two men decided to dock at the Clewiston boat ramps. As they were making their w ay towards Clewiston, lightning struck their boat and knocked both men unconscious. Some time later, Mr. Brown awoke and called 9-1-1 after realizing what had happened. As he waited for help to arrive, Mr. Brown tried to perform CPR on his friend, who had been driving the boat at the time of the lightning strike, according to the FWC report. FWC responded to the 9-1-1 call and took both men to the Clewiston boat ramp, where FWC of cers tried to perform CPR on Mr. Singleton. Hendry EMS arrived on scene and transported Mr. Singleton to Hendry County Regional Medical Center (HRMC), where he was pronounced dead. Mr. Brown refused treatment at HRMC, but was later taken by friends to Palms West Hospital to be treated, according to the FWC report. Lightning strike kills man on Lake Okeechobee Humane Society needs volunteersThe Okeechobee Humane Society Pet/Rescue is in need of volunteers to help with of ce work and to help as kennel supervisors. The organization is a nonpro 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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By Charles M. MurphyOkeechobee News The Class of 2013 was saluted as a caring class that has left a mark on Okeechobee High School as they celebrated their graduation exercise in front of a large crowd of family, friends and supporters Friday night at the Okeechobee Agri-Civic Center. The class of 2013 was the rst class to have their homecoming and their graduation delayed by a Tropical Storm, Principal Toni W iersma said. She said they will always be remembered for their accomplishments. Ninety- ve of the graduates had earned four-year math and ve-year science boards; 132 students were deemed college ready and more than 50 percent are expected to attend college or higher education of some form. Thirty-seven students received silver career technical cords for academic excellence; 173 students had undertaken career and vocational training in 13 different areas of study. Thirteen of the graduates received the 87 percentile or higher on either the ACT or SAT. Four of the students had perfect 4.0 grade point averages. Thirty-one students completed six or more of dual enrollment classes and have earned a minimum of 18 college credits. Many have completed over one year of college, some nearly two years of college. The senior class also completed 23,600 hours of community service this year. "You are to be congratulated. I know you w ill continue to learn and serve and seek new challenges, generate new opportunities, and serve our community, our world and our future," she added. The class of 2013 had 161 students who received some kind of scholarship this year. A total of $2.42 million in scholarships were handed out this year with over $703,000 raised here in Okeechobee. Indian River State College handed out $305,000 in scholarships. Bright Futures Scholarships were earned by 47 students. Thirty- ve students of migrant families earned a diploma this year. Four students have joined the U.S. Army, two have joined the U.S. Marines and seven have enlisted in the U.S. Navy. "I've grown to love the class of 2013. You have made a mark on this high school and on my life and are one of the most caring classes that have come through the halls of OHS," she admitted. Class Valedictorian, Sarah Davis, spoke about the 13 years of school and the memories they have shared. She said piles of homework, not getting enough sleep, and waking up before sunrise for four years was de nitely worth it. "This will be a drastic change in our life. How do you say goodbye to people that have been a part of my life for 13 years. It seems daunting, but all things are a little scary at rst. I challenge you to experience new things. You never know when an opportunity you take will change your life forever," she added. Miss Davis advised her classmates to never take anything for granted, never forget where they come from and to have no regrets. Class Vice President Brendon Jonassaint quoted famous writers in his speech. He said this night was the end of one chapter and now another chapter begins. He joked the class had forced 12 teachers and staff to retire in the past three years and praised classmates who will play college athletics like Elijowan Williams, football at Concord University, DJ Washington, football at Florida Atlantic University, Alex Estremera and Dalton Murray, baseball at Indian River State College, and Darby Jones, volleyball at South Florida State College. The class had 31 four-year lettermen, 19 scholar athletes, and had six district championship titles in sports. Three senior girls, Destiny Nunez, Jordan Bolan and Katie Vanbeek, helped break a school record in the 200-yard freestyle. Two seniors, Ryan Hagan and Allen Leitner, made the state wrestling tournament this year. Mr. Jonassaint thanked all the parents and teachers and staff that assisted the class along the way. He also encouraged his fellow graduates to strive for excellence and achievement in life. "Every single one of you has the ability to change the world. We are all blessed with many talents to in uence the people around us, to make smart decisions, and achieve everything we want," he commented. Class Salutatorian Thomas Jacob Close congratulated his classmates for years of hard work and took a trip down memory lane as he talked about the homecoming parades, oat building, wood hauling and other school activities. He said the class has become very close and that high school seemed to pass by quickly. "The future seems scary but you are not alone. Plenty of us can relate. I urge you to embrace life, venture into the world and make something of yourself. High school might be over but it doesn't mean our work is done," he added. One class member remembered with a cap and yellow tulip was Austin Slate. A moment of silence was held in his honor. The ceremony included Kristen Crenshaw who performed the National Anthem, Kylie Shirley, who performed a solo, "Unwritten" by Natasha Beding eld, and a trio by Carson Harris, Nicole St. Pierre and Jack Radebaugh, who performed, "I'm not going to cry" by Corey Smith. The OHS band played the processional. After the ceremony, an all-night graduation party was held at the KOA Convention Center. The Agro-Civic Center was lled with family, friends and well-wishers. The center was beautifully decorated with plants and stars were placed in gold around the arena with the names of graduates. Class of cers this year included Davis, President, Jonassaint, Vice President, Kyla Hargraves Secretary and Samantha Rivero, Treasurer. Samantha Hord and Jennifer Szentmartoni were the class sponsors. The class song was "I'm not going to cry" by Corey Smith. The class ower was the tulip. The class motto was You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself in an y direction you choose," from Dr. Seuss. OHS Class of 2013 ready for new challenges 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 valid through June 30, 2013Coupon must be presented at time of service 3 Okeechobee News June 12, 2013

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Lights on Would you rather save your life or your headlights? Turn on your headlights during early overcast, foggy mornings and evenings. You should also turn on your headlights when it is raining. The rule is—if you t urn on your windshield wipers, turn on y our headlights.County budget Well folks it’s starting again. The county departments are getting their budgets ready. T he sheriff is asking for a budget 6.48 perc ent increase this year. What I nd interesting is that he reduced his staff from 225 people to 208 but needs an increase in his b udget when he has 17 less people on the payroll.  I think the sheriff’s of ce is being hurt b y the decrease in grant funding. The federal government said it has to cut programs b y 10 percent due to the budget cuts. BUT t hey only cut 10 percent of planned spending, which is still more than they spent last y ear. So you would think the grant funding w ould be steady or cut by not more than 10 percent, right? No, they are cutting a lot of the grant money that used to go to law enforcement. Why? Because they want to s pend that money on other “social engineering” programs. The Democrats want to b lame “sequestration” when actually they are taking money from some programs to fund their new pet projects.  I have a budget suggestion for the s heriff’s of ce: stop letting the employees and volunteers from driving county owned v ehicles home. It would save on the vehicle usage as well as the fuel bill.  It’s about time the deputies get a raise. I w ould not stay at a job if I did not get a raise in three years.  If the county can afford to spend millions on new buildings, they can afford to give the deputies a raise. Those men and w omen risk their lives to keep this community safe. I am glad that the sheriff is going to stand up to the county on this.  I don’t believe any county employees have received a raise in the past few years and they all had to start paying 3 percent into their retirement just like the deputies. The school employees are also part of that group that are having to pay 3 percent into their retirement. I have always been in the private sector and have had to pay into my retirement so what is the big deal about paying into your own retirement, 3 percent is a small price to pay for a retirement.  The advantage of hiring new younger employees is that they are generally heathier meaning cheaper health insurance, they are paid less for being a new hire, and they can actually run down a bad guy because they aren’t so fat and out of shape. I think that the cost of $10,000 to train them is probably offset by the cheaper pay they receive.  There are always ways to cut money that is wasted, but these men and women risk their lives and futures with their loved ones everyday just to keep you safe. They deserve to be paid for it as well as respected for it. I like Sheriff Paul May and the job he has done to keep Okeechobee safe. Okeechobee, it is in your hands to thank them all for what they do, show it.  We are losing experienced deputies to other counties and that is not good for Okeechobee County. While it is good to have new deputies coming on the job, you need a balance. We need some more experienced of cers. We don’t want a whole department full of rookies.  The entire county is losing employees to other areas... But Mr. Domer said it himself a few years back when discussions of furlough days, lay offs, and salary cuts were taking place. His quote when told county employees can’t take many more cuts, “When they can’t make it any more let them go and nd somebody else.” Well now he is getting what he wants.  New employment with better nancial gains can be found if you want to nd it.... I did and left that sinking ship!  If the county wants to save money, they should get rid of the “double dippers” who have already retired and gotten the state pension and then were allowed to go back to work for the county and get both retirement and a regular paycheck. If they have to cut back on staff, start with people who are already drawing a pension. Hearing on school employees contract WednesdayThe district declared an impasse this year with the Okeechobee County Education Association (OCEA) over the Classi ed Contract and the Instructional (teacher) Contract. In both instances, the OCEA (employee union) chose to go to a special magistrate. We wanted an impartial individual experienced in education law and district nance to hear the merits of the case made by both sides, and make recommendations for resolution. Two different special magistrates were appointed by the Public Employees Relations Commission; two different special magistrate hearings were held on two different days. One special magistrate heard the Classi ed Contract issues and the other special magistrate heard the Instructional Contract issues. After careful consideration of the evidence presented at both hearings, both special magistrates independently came to the same reasoned conclusion: the district is not in the nancial hole the superintendent says they’re in. Both special magistrates recommended that the salary and supplement requests of OCEA should be paid. The state of negotiations between the school district and its employees was worse this year from last. The district declared an impasse in negotiations with both the teachers and classi ed personnel. Classi ed staff are the secretaries, cafeteria workers, aides that help in the classrooms, bus drivers and maintenance workers. It’s no great surprise that the bulk of the issues at impasse centered on money. The district has been talking nancial doom and gloom all year. I believe they are using the bleak forecast as an excuse to strip the contracts of the rights and protections agreed to under previous superintendents. The current superintendent is killing the morale of the employees by dropping more and more work on their backs, but not wanting to pay them more because “there is no money.” The idea of the money drying up is not only pessimistic, but incorrect. The state budget for the 2013-2014 school year increases funding per student an average of $412. In comparing May 2012 to May 2013 property tax collections, the district has collected nearly $180,000 more in property taxes than it did at this time last year, and tax collections will continue to roll in through the end of June. The district was quick to point out a t the beginning of the year how our tax roll is shrinking, and projected no improvement in the near future. Put simply, the nancial future doesn’t look as bleak as they predicted. Add to this the fact that the district has a fund balance (rainy day fund) of 16 percent, and it is clear that Okeechobee schools are nancially sound. The fact that Okeechobee is a t 16 percent after the economic storm we’v e weathered is an incredible accomplishment. Many counties have seen their fund balances dwindle to dangerously low levels of belo w 3 percent. The district likes to point out tha t they need to answer to the tax payers of th e county. I think they forget that the vast majority of employees live in Okeechobee. In the classi ed personnel case, OCE A agreed with all three of the magistrate’s recommendations. All three issues were nancial in nature. The district only agreed with two of them. The district wants to strip step language that has been in the contrac t since 1983, when the contract was rst written. The district apparently doesn’t care tha t they are demoralizing their employees. Thei r attitude is “like it or leave.” Letting employees know that they are easily replaceable is symptomatic of a bigger issue of not caring about educating future citizens. I was surprised to see employee morale mentioned in a recommendation from both special magistrates. Both only visited in the district for a day yet could see the poor morale issue. The school board is holding a legislativ e hearing on Wednesday, June 12, at 5 p.m. at the Freshman Auditorium next door to the school board of ces. The decision to be made at this hearing is whether step language will remain in the Classi ed Contract. How the school board votes on this matter should be of interest to all citizens o f Okeechobee County. What type of leadership will we witness from individual school board members? Will board members trul y listen to the facts or will they simply rubberstamp the recommendation of the superintendent? This hearing is open to the publi c and OCEA invites all members of the community to attend. Tom Bonasera OCEA President June 12, 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!

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June is typically the wettest month in South Florida. SFWMD has an extensive program of structural maintenance and upgrades that is critical to ensuring the regional ood control system operates at optimal capacity. The South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) is recognizing June as Flood Awareness Month to raise awareness about the risk of ooding associated with heavy rainfall in South Florida throughout the year and especially during the wet season. "Heavy rain is inevitable in South Florida, and the region's primary ood control system is maintained to quickly move water away from communities after storms," said Tommy Strowd, SFWMD Assistant Executive Director of Operations, Maintenance and Construction. "While the district maintains the primary canals, ood control is a shared responsibility to keep the water owing through secondary and neighborhood canals away from communities." The district's ood control system frequently handles extreme rainfall, including last week's Tropical System Andrea, the rst named storm of the 2013 hurricane season. The risk of ooding is not con ned to the hurricane season, however, as evidenced by the near-record May rainfall that caused localized ooding. Flood control is an ongoing effort at the district. With recent heavy rainfall at the start of the wet season, canals in strategic locations have been lowered to create capacity for expected stormwater runoff. The District is also coordinating with local drainage authorities, whose canal systems move water into the regional district system.Know the owFlood control in South Florida is a shared responsibility. Residents are encouraged to do their part by: Keeping ditches, swales, drainage grates and retention lakes clear of debris, trash and other discarded material. Knowing whether a nearby canal is a primary canal maintained by the district or a secondary canal maintained by a municipality or drainage district. Reporting the location and condition of any clogged or damaged facilities to the proper authority. Making sure trees or other vegetation do not encroach on canal maintenance right-of-way.Keeping the ow goingThe district has an extensive program o f structural maintenance and upgrades that is critical to ensuring the regional ood control system operates at optimal capacity. The extensive regional ood control system includes nearly 2,000 miles of canals and 2,800 miles of levees and berms. District crews also regularly inspect the approximately 645 water control structures and 69 pump stations. Recent essential maintenance work includes: Hardening and overhauling pump stations; Overhauling gated spillways; Replacing project culverts; Dredging canals; Stabilizing canal banks; and, Enhancing Stormwater Treatment Areas. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 5 Okeechobee News June 12, 2013 because he believed that man stole one of his chickens. Javier Alvarado Esquivel, 68, N.W. Seventh St., Okeechobee, was arrested Sunday, June 9, on a felony charge of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and a misdemeanor charge of trespassing. He is being held on a bond of $27,500. Deputy Cari Arnold, of the Okeechobee County Sheriff's Of ce (OCSO), stated in her arrest report that the victim was seated at a picnic table outside his home with his wife and two children when Esquivel came running into their yard wielding a machete. Esquivel, continued the report, accused the neighbor of entering his chicken coop and stealing a chicken. As the family ran for the safety of their home, the husband reportedly picked up a stick and hit Esquivel on the head. He then grabbed the machete from the older man, ran into his home and locked the door behind him, stated the report. Esquivel left, then allegedly returned with a pipe and a 12-inch knife. Deputy Arnold stated he tried to break out the windows of the family's home and tried to open the door. Esquivel then took his neighbor's lawn mower and pushed it to his home. According to the deputy's report Esquivel's wife claimed the neighbor had cut a hole in the top of the chicken coop then took a small red chicken that was one of her husband's favorites. However, Deputy Arnold said she could not nd a hole in the wire or anywhere else in the coop. Deputy Arnold went on to point out that Esquivel was bleeding profusely from a wound to his head, but seemed impervious to the blood soaking his shirt or to pain. The arrest report also stated that the deputy collected the machete from the neighbor, and found the pipe and knife lying on the picnic table. Both items were stained with blood and were collected as evidence. Deputy Arnold went on to state in her report that the neighbor said Esquivel "... has been threatening him for a year but due to his age and his apparent mental issues (the neighbor) felt bad for him ..." and had not pressed charges. But he did sign a complaint form Sunday because he now fears for his pregnant wife and his children. The deputy went on to point out that OCSO deputies have been called to Esquivel's home over 30 times in the last year due to complaints by Esquivel and his wife that neighbors are stealing their chickens. "Each time there has been no evidence to suggest that the chickens have been stolen, nor that someone has entered the chicken coop," penned Deputy Arnold. "Many times I have inspected the chicken coop to nd no holes or entrances that could have been an access point for a thief." The deputy also stated that on several occasions she has seen 20 to 30 chickens roosting in a tree beside the coop. When she would point this out to Mrs. Esquivel, the woman would reply that thieves returned the chickens "... when they knew she was going to call the cops." Esquivel was taken to Raulerson Hospital to receive treatment for the wound to his head. CHICKENSContinued From Page 1 attempt was committed during the purported commission of another felony. Records also show that Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has placed a hold on Ramirez. This means once his case has made its way through the state judicial system, he will likely be deported. According to an arrest report by Detective J ames Pickering, of the Okeechobee City Police Department (OCPD), Ramirez reportedly attacked a man who was walking to his home around 3 a.m. on May 26. Ramirez, also known by the moniker "Diablo," reportedly stabbed the man repeatedly until he gave his attacker his wallet that contained $50. The victim, stated the detective's report, w as airlifted to Lawnwood Regional Medical Center where he stayed in the intensive care unit for two days. At this time he was unable to give law enforcement a description of his attacker or that person's name because of the pain medicines being given to him. There was no movement in the case and it remained closed until June 4 when OCPD Of cer Belen Reyna told Detective Pickering that he had talked to the victim, who could name his attacker. In his report, Detective Pickering said the victim only knew his attacker by the street name Diablo. However, the victim said he looked straight into the face of his attacker and was able to describe him. The victim said Diablo stabbed him three times and hit him in the face twice. Then, when the victim gave up his wallet, the attack stopped. Detective Lieutenant Brad Stark, of the Okeechobee County Sheriff's Of ce (OCSO), said Ramirez is a documented member of the Sure–os gang. "There's no doubt about it," he said, of the man's gang af liation. "It's the most popular gang. It the largest population of gang members we've had." Ramirez has "Sure–os" tattooed across his throat, as well as the numeral 13 tattooed on his chin. The numeral 13 stands for the 13th letter of the alphabet, M, which pays homage to the Mexican Ma a. The Sure–os gang originated in California and while they are primarily found in Los Angeles, the gang has continued to spread to nearly every state in the union. GANGContinued From Page 1 W ater management district promotes ood control The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has received an award for its rehabilitation work at the Herbert Hoover Dike surrounding Lake Okeechobee in south Florida. The Palm Beach Branch of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) announced the Reach 1 portion of the rehabilitation project was the winner of its Outstanding Project of the Year Award, presented annually to recognize the best example of innov ative or outstanding design/construction project in Palm Beach County. In making the selection, the Palm Beach ASCE considered the contribution of the project to the wellbeing of people and the environment, the resourcefulness used in planning and solutions, and innovations in construction. Over the past ve years, the corps has undertaken a number of projects to improve the conditions of the dike in Reach 1. These projects include the installation of 21.4-miles of cutoff wall, improvements to the toe ditches in critical areas, and the back lling of an old quarry adjacent to the dike south of Pahokee. "Although much progress has been made, resulting in a dike that is safer today than it was ve years ago, much more remains to be done," said Saxby Anderson, resident engineer for construction at Herbert Hoover Dike. "The corps is now focusing attention on replacing water control structures surrounding the lake, and studying the other xes that will be necessary to reduce the risk of failure at the dike." Herbert Hoover Dike is a 143-mile earthen dam that was authorized by Congress following catastrophic hurricanes in the 1920s that killed thousands of people. The dike started to experience problems in the 1990s and serious efforts to rehabilitate it nally gained traction in 2007. For more information about the ongoing rehabilitation efforts at the dike, please visit the Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District website at, http://www.saj.usace.army.mil/ Missions/CivilWorks/LakeOkeechobee/HerbertHooverDike.aspx. COE wins award for dike rehabilitation efforts

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Obituaries should be submitted to t he Okeechobee News by e-mailing o bits@newszap.com. Customers may also r equest photos and links to online guest b ooks. A link to the obituaries is available at w ww.newszap.com.Kermit O. Williams, 85BEDFORD, IND — Kermit O. Williams died at 10:32 a.m. on Mon., June 10, 2013 at I.U. Health Bedford Hospital. Born Mar. 30, 1928 in Martin County, he was the son of Ray E. and Flossie M. (Fish) Williams. He married Barbara J. Medlock on June 1, 1950 and she survives. He was a building contractor and member of the Indiana National Guard. He was a former president of the Lawrence County Home Builders Assoc., life director of the National Assoc. of Home Builders and a member of the Englewood Baptist Church where he taught Sunday School during the summer months. He taught Sunday School at Believers Fellowship Church in Okeechobee, Fla. during the winter months. He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Willodene Eads. Survivors include his wife, Barbara of Bedford; a daughter, Linda A. Pierce and husband, Vic, of Springville, Ind.; a son, Stephen K. Williams DDS and wife, Michele of Bicknell, Ind.; eight grandchildren, Vicki Pierce, Jason Pierce, Erin Pierce Probus, Machelle Pool, Adam Cliver, Jade Scaglione, McKenna Williams and Renee Jalbert; 11 great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted at 10 a.m. on Thurs., June 13, 2013 at the Englewood Church with Pastor David Ferry of ciating. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens. Visitation will be from 2 to 8 p.m. on Wed., June 12, 2013 at the Day & Carter Mortuary. Family and friends are invited to sign the guest book and light a candle in memory of Kermit at www.daycarter.com. Melody K. French, 48OKEECHOBEE — Melody K. French died at her residence on Sat., June 8, 2013. Melody was a resident of Okeechobee since 2003 and a member of the Baptist faith. She loved music and played both the harmonica and the guitar. She had a deep interest in Native American culture and was considered a free spirit. Melody is survived by her sons, Derick Parker of Orlando, Fla. and Justine Faile of Shallotte, N.C.; daughter, Leah Rae Faile of Lancaster, S.C.; and her companion, Ricki Osceola o f Okeechobee. Visitation will be held at Buxton-Seawinds Funeral Home today, Wed., June 12, 2013, from 10 a.m. until service time of 11 a.m. Arrangements are under the direction of Matthew and Paul Buxton of Buxton-Seawinds Funeral Home, 3833 S.E. 18th Terr., OkeechobeeLeatha ‘Lisa’ M. Davis, 70OKEECHOBEE — Leatha ‘Lisa’ M. Davis died at the Hamrick Home on Wed., June 5, 2013. Lis a was born in Huntington, W.Va. and relocated to Okeechobee in 2006. She was an avid NASCAR fan. Lisa is survived by a son, Troy Sturgil; brother, Andy (Patricia) Young of Columbus, Ohio; sisters, Mary (John) Armstrong of Chesapeake, Ohio, Sandy Underwood of Okeechobee; and her companion, Dave Cleland of Okeechobee. A memorial service was held Mon., June 10, 2013, at the Buxton-Seawinds Chapel. If friends desire, a donation in Lisa’s memor y may be made to Hospice of Okeechobee, P.O. Box 1548, Okeechobee, FL 34973. All arrangements under the care of Matthe w and Paul Buxton of Buxton-Seawinds Funeral Home, 3833 S.E. 18th Terr., Okeechobee, FL. Obituaries 6 Okeechobee News June 12, 2013 View obituaries from the past month at http://www.legacy.com Auxiliary hosting ham dinnerCypress Hut Eagles auxiliary will serve a ham dinner by Carla and Debbie on Wednesday, June 12 Proceeds to go to the auxiliary community charity fund. On Thursday, June 13, the Aerie will serve a beef stroganoff dinner by Carla and Debbie. Both start at 5:30 p.m. The public is welcome. Proceeds to go to the National Charities fund. For information, call 863-467-1154.Healthy Start board to meetOkeechobee Healthy Start Coalition board of directors will meet Wednesday, June 12 at 11 a.m. at their of ce in the White House Plaza, 1132 S. Parrott Ave. The meeting is open to the public. For information, contact Kay Begin at 863-462-5877.Main Street’s plans mixerMain Street’s next mixer will be Thursday, June 13 at the Brahma Bull Restaurant located, 2405 U.S. 441 S.E., from 5 – 7 p.m. For information, contact Sharie at 863-357– 6246.Eagles to host steak dinnerCypress Hut Eagles will serve a ribeye steak dinner, shrimp or sh starting at 5:30 p.m. on Friday, June 14 with music by Phil. On Saturday, June 15, music will be provided by Jimmy and Debbie. A dart tournament will be held Tuesday, June 18, starting at 7 p.m. Hamburgers will be served. Tuesday’s proceeds go for the Fraternal Order of Eagles Diabetes Research Center, and the rest go to the community and national charity funds. For information, call 863-467-1154.Wild orchid hunt is June 15The Okeechobee Orchid Club will go on its annual wild orchid hunt Saturday, June 15 The event will start with an 8:30 a.m. meeting at the Chandler Slough Wildlife Area located 17 miles north of Okeechobee on U.S. 98N. Look for a sign by the gate on your left. If you reach the Kissimmee River you’ve gone too far. Bring water, binoculars, and a camera. The walk will be led by Victor Elliott, an authority on orchids of the area. The group will visit the orchid nurseries of Jim Elliott and of Victor Elliot afterwards. The regular meeting will be held on Monday, June 17, at the Extension Center. The public is invited to both events. For information, call Jan at 863-357-9980.Humane Society hosts dinnerThe Humane Society Pet Rescue Fla., Inc in Okeechobee is hosting a spaghetti dinner with a Chinese auction and door prizes. Dinner is $10 for adults and $5 for children, 10 years old and under on Saturday, June 15, at the VFW Post 10539, 3912 U.S. 441 S.E. from 2 6 p.m. All proceeds go to the Pet Rescue for care of the animals.Legion offers Sunday bingoAmerican Legion Post #64 will host Sunday night bingo beginning on June 16 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.Father’s Day dinner plannedOkeechobee Moose will host a Father’s Day dinner on Sunday, June 16, f eaturing spaghetti, salad, garlic toast & dessert. Dinner will be served from 3 to 5 p.m. Music by D & K Dance on Wednesday begins at 4 p.m. with dancing, fun and requests. Bingo is every Thursday at 1 p.m. Lunch is at 12:30 p.m. The Friday Night Bingo Bonanza starts at 6:30 p.m. Food is available. Thursday night pool has been moved to 2 p.m. Sunday. Breakfast is cancelled for the summer. All proceeds go to support Moose charities programs.Historical Society to meetThe Okeechobee Historical Society will have its last meeting before the summer break on Monday, June 17 beginning at noon in the museum building. Anyone interested in attending is welcome, we just ask that you bring a covered dish to share. There will not be a July or August meeting and the museum will also be closed during those months as the Tantie Quilters are also having a summer break. If any group wishes to have a special tour, contact the museum or Betty Williamson, president, for scheduling.Ampli ed telephones offeredOn Wednesday, June 19 Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services of the Treasure coast, Inc. will be in Okeechobee distributing Free ampli ed telephones to deaf, hard of hearing, speech impaired and deaf/blind individuals by appointment only. For information, call 772-334-2233.Elks to celebrate Flag DayThe Lake Okeechobee Elks Lodge #2871 will celebrate Flag Day on Saturday, June 22 at 1 p.m. at the VFW South in Treasure Island. Light refreshments will be provided. For information, call Marcia Anderson at 863-623-4305 or Stan Breedlove at 863-467-6240.Child advocates neededVolunteer to be a Child Advocate. A Guardian ad Litem gives a voice to an abused, abandoned or neglected child. No legal experience is necessary. Our next training session is June 22 and J une 29 from 10 a.m. 4 p.m. at the Okeechobee Library, 206 S.W. 16th St. To register or for information, call 1-866-341-1425 or 772-785-5804. Republican women to meetThe Republican Womens Club will host a guest speaker on Tuesday, June 25, at 6 p.m. at Cowboy’s in the private dining room. His name is Daniel Burke and he is from the Oathkeepers. This is a national organization, and he is the closest local af liate located out of Sebring. He will speak about the importance of upholding our Constitutional rights. The public is invited to attend, as well as join the club. For information, contact 863-634-8474. Community Events Brought to you by:“Your Air Conditioning and Plumbing Specialist”863.763.6461Lic#CAC1817236

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Fountain of Life Church is having a special guest speaker Joel Stockstill. Joel Stockstill is one of the pastors from Bethany World Prayer Center in Baton Rouge, La. He will be preaching at the Fountain of Life Church on Sunday, June 16 at 11 a.m. Vacation Bible School, “Colossal Coaster W orld,” (for ages 3 through adult) will be held at Oakview Baptist Church at 677 S.W. 32 St., Okeechobee, 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. Come one! Come ALL! Tour the globe with J esus! First United Methodist Church’s V acation Bible School will be June 17-21, with an “Everywhere Fun Fair” on Sunday, June 23. Christian Worship may look a little different in other parts of the world ... but Jesus is LORD! The Great Commission tells us to “go into all the nations...” but how can we? First, by understanding their culture, and then by being “Good Neighbors!” Our evenings begin at 5:30 p.m. with a light dinner. Registration forms can be found at the Church Of ce, 200 N.W. Second St. Call 863-763-4021. Peace Lutheran Church Vacation Bible School will be June 24 28 for ages Pre-K through 5th grade. It will be at the church Fellowship Hall from 6 to 8:30 p.m. The church youth group, CRAVE, will help and it is sure to be lots of fun for everyone! Jesus Holy Ghost Crusade Church 1401 N.E. Park Street building fund yard sale will be the rst and second Saturday of every month all proceeds is to help us buy our church. We are also accepting donations to sell. For information, please call Crystal at 863-643-9194. Life Community Church 701 S. Parrott Ave. has a continuing audio presentation of the Holy Bible being read from the easy to understand, New International Version each Sunday evening beginning at 6 p.m. Copies of the NIV Bible are available free to anyone who would like to read along as the audio is presented. Come explore the magni cence of God’s Word as it is read to you by professional audio.The public is invited. Victory Baptist Church 500 S.W. 9th St, would like to invite the public to attend any or all of their services each Sunday. Sunday School is at 10 a.m. for all ages. Morning worship service is at 10:45 a.m. and includes old fashion singing and praising God. The youth “band,” consists of the piano, violin, mandolin and guitar, as well as, various singing groups. Be blessed with the preaching of God’s Word (KJV) and a church family with a heart of love. Wednesday evening prayer and Bible study is at 7 p.m. For more information, please call: 863-763-0669. There is a Community Gospel Sing at the Seventh Day Christian Church at 912 N.W. Park St. (S.R. 70) every Tuesday at 7 p.m. Anyone can participate in singing or playing guitar, banjo, mandolin, ddle, do-bro, and harmonica—come and enjoy! Jesus Holy Ghost Crusade is asking for the community to help if you have any clothes, shoes, baby stuff, house hold stuff any thing you all can donate that 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 863612-6395. 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. 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. The First United Methodist Church Library would like to invite everyone to visit their Lending Library, Room 20, at 200 N.E. Second St., in Okeechobee. All are welcome to complete an application, no charge, to take advantage of wholesome reading, viewing and educational material for adults, children and youth. They have ction and non ction in literature, philosophy, religion and Christian romance, social sciences, geography and history. They also have materials for home schooling, with over 200 DVDs, VCRs, cassettes, national magazines, etc. Hours are Sunday, 9:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Tuesday, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Wednesday, 6–8 p.m. For further information, call Doris Entry at 863-467-1548. The Okeechobee News welcomes news from area churches for this column. Email okeenews@newszap.com. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 (561) 747-1232 Improve your appearance, your confidence, and your self esteem. Enhance your breast, flatten your tummy or shed unwanted fat. 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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 8 Okeechobee News June 12, 2013 Special to the Okeechobee NewsEverywhere Fun Fair!Visitors to Okeechobee helped with building the set for the Everywhere Fun Fair! at First United Methodist Church. Pictured are: adults in the backPeggy Cashman, Alice Steiner, Bob Steiner and “master set builders” Lena, Vlada, Sabrina, Egar and Nicholas. The Fun Fair: Around the World with Jesus Vacation Bible School, will be held from July 17-21, at 200 N.W. Second St., from 5:30 8:30 p.m. Everyone is welcome. Pre-registration is requested. Call 863763-4021 to register. Shrine Club collects aluminum can tabsThe local Shrine Club is collecting the “pull tabs” from aluminum cans. For more information on the activities of the Okeechobee Shrine Club, contact Kip Gardner at 863357-0427, Mac Simpson at 863-484-0427 or the Shrine Club at 863-763-3378.

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 7 6 3 6 9 0 5 Y Y o u r L a r g e s t F e n c e P o s t S u p p l i e r i n S o u t h F l o r i d a 7 6 3 6 9 0 5 T h e W o r k s A l l S i z e s P o s t s S t a p l e sG a u c h o A l l i g a t o r F e n c eW a l p o l e F e e d & S u p p l y C o 7 6 3 6 9 0 5 Hwy 98 N. Okeechobee Good news about your business? Your civic group? Your community?Tell your own story! 100 words and one photo for only $25!Publish Your News today!Just visit www.newszap.com, click on your community, and then on the link for Publish Your News. 9 Okeechobee News June 12, 2013 By Eric KoppOkeechobee News A local business owner was arrested late last week after he allegedly sold alcohol to agents from the Division of Alcoholic Beverages and Tobacco (AB&T) and w as reportedly running an illegal poker game. George Washington Marshall Jr., 45, S.E. 25th St., Okeechobee, was arrested Friday, June 7, on a felony charge of maintaining a gambling house and misdemeanor charges of sale of an alcoholic beverage without a license and possession of marijuana under 20 grams. Marshall was booked into the Okeechobee County Jail on $3,500 bond. He has since been released on bond. In a report released by the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation (DBPR), Special Agent W.D. Snyder and Lieutenant Newman entered Chobee Break Time, Suite 8 at 202 N.E. Second St., and purchased alcoholic beverages. While there, the agents also witnessed a poker game being played by an estimated 15 people, added the release. According to the release the agents also saw money changing hands and a statement was made that “... a $20 buy-in will get you a seat at the table.” Around 10:50 p.m. the agents, accompanied by deputies from the Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Office and officers from the Okeechobee City Police Department, returned to the business where they arrested Marshall. An arrest report stated that when la w enforcement entered the business, a bag of suspected marijuana was in plain sight. The suspected marijuana weighed 7.8 grams, added the report. Businessman accused of running illegal poker game George Marshall Jr. By Eric KoppOkeechobee NewsAn Okeechobee man is recovering in a coastal hospital after he was reportedly stabbed three times with a pocketknife by his youngest son. An arrest report by Detective Bryan Lowe, of the Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Of ce (OCSO), stated the 11-year-old boy’s father was physically ghting with his 17-year-old son when he was stabbed Friday evening, June 8. According to Detective Lowe the teenager and his dad were initially embroiled in an argument over the teen’s alleged drug use. At some point the verbal argument became physical. The detective went on to state that the ght led to the man trying to hold down his elder son in an attempt to stop the ghting. Witness statements indicated that while the two were ghting, the younger son was pacing around the house and saying “I’m going to kill him!” The elementary school student then, at some point, stabbed his father three times with the knife. Detective Lowe said the man was stabbed once in the back, once in the arm and once in the abdomen. He was airlifted to Lawnwood Regional Medical Center in Fort Pierce where he underwent emergency surgery, and then was placed in intensive care. OCSO Deputy Corporal Randy Thomas, who was rst on the scene, reportedly found the injured man on the back porch of his home. He stated he found blood in the living room and kitchen, and in the back portion of the home. While at the sheriff’s of ce, Deputy Cari Arnold was with the two boys when the oldest boy thanked his sibling “... for saving his life.” The younger boy started to cry then said: “I had to do it because dad wouldn’t stop hitting you,” indicated Detective Lowe’s report. Detective Lowe also arrested the teenage son on a misdemeanor charge of battery. Both boys were booked into the Okeechobee County Jail, then taken to the St. Lucie Regional Detention Center in Fort Pierce. Detective: Boy protected his brother by stabbing dad 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).  Jamey Louis Douglas, 40, S.E. 27th St., Okeechobee, was arrested June 6 by Deputy William Jolly on an Okeechobee County warrant charging him with the felony of burglary of a dwelling. His bond was set at $20,000.  Sandra Marie Deane, 20, N.E. 14th St., Okeechobee, was arrested June 6 by Deputy Timothy Porter on an Okeechobee County warrant charging her with the felony of failure to return leased property (two counts). Her bond was set at $4,000.  Chad Edward O’Connor, 38, S.W. 13th St., Okeechobee, was arrested June 8 by Deputy Megan Holroyd on an Okeechobee County warrant charging him with the felony of driving while license suspended habitual offender. His bond was set at $2,500.  Ivan Garrison Grif n, 54, N.W. 10th St., Okeechobee, was arrested June 9 by Of cer Charles Green on a charge of felony battery. His bond was set at $2,500.  Antonio Ray Perez, 29, Bravo Ave., Lakeport, was arrested June 10 by Of cer Cesar Romero on a felony charge of grand theft. His bond was set at $5,000.  Christopher Wendel Merritt, 41, N.W. Fourth St., Okeechobee, was arrested June 10 by Deputy Yero Todman on a DOC warrant charging him with the felony of violation o f probation sale/delivery of a controlled substance. He is being held without bond.  Martel Lavar Frazier, 26, N.E. 168th St., Okeechobee, was arrested June 10 by Deput y Elbert Kline on an Okeechobee County warrant charging him with the felony of resisting a law enforcement of cer with violence. He was released on his own recognizance and returned to the DOC. This column lists arrests and not convictions, unless otherwise stated. Anyone liste d here who is later found innocent or has ha d the charges against them dropped is welcome to inform this newspaper. The information will be con rmed and printed. Okeechobee Arrest Report By Eric KoppOkeechobee News The driver of a golf cart was reportedly charged with drinking and driving after he was stopped for not having a license tag on his vehicle. An arrest report by Detective Corporal Shane Snyder, of the Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Of ce, indicated the driver was charged with the misdemeanors of driving under the in uence, possession of marijuana under 20 grams and possession of drug paraphernalia. The driver was booked into the Okeechobee County Jail under a bond of $1,500. According to the report Cpl. Snyder was on routine patrol when he spotted the golf cart in the 3500 block of S.E. 38th Ave. When he stopped the vehicle, he approached the operator and found out the operator’s driver’s license is currently under suspension. It was at this point, stated the detective, that he smelled a strong odor of an alcoholic beverage. The driver, when asked, reportedly told the deputy that he had consumed “... quite a few...” beers. Cpl. Snyder placed the driver under arrest and, during a search of the man, he apparently found a metallic pipe that contained a suspicious substance. When that substance was eld tested it allegedly indicated a positive result for the presence of marijuana. The driver also submitted to a breath test that yielded results of .126 and .124. It is illegal to operate a vehicle with a blood alcohol content of .08 percent or more. Cpl. Snyder’s arrest report went on to state that the suspected marijuana weighed .1 gram. Golf cart driver charged with DUI

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By Charles M. MurphyOkeechobee NewsDarby Jones gathered with friends and family Friday at Backyard BBQ to celebrate her scholarship to play college volleyball for South Florida State College. Jones was a four-year letter winner for the OHS Lady Brahmans during her career. She also played ag football and competed in weightlifting. Jones' season ended prematurely this y ear when she injured her knee late in the season. She was able to rehabilitate the injury and get back onto the volleyball court. She had to undergo surgery on the knee and for a while was not sure if her career w as over. "My knee is holding up well. In January I thought I might have to have a second surgery but I went to the doctor and he prescribed weight lifting and strengthening it," she explained. "I worked very hard training and the knee has completely stopped hurting and is not swollen anymore." Jones got to share her signing day and her graduation with her family from Jacksonville and from North Carolina. Her two aunts are physician's assistants and that is the career she wants to pursue in college. Jones said she is ready for the academics because she has taken college courses since her sophomore year and is ready for the challenge of college course work. She also got some feedback from a close friend w ho played college volleyball at SFSC in A von Park and knows what to expect once she leaves for school on July 29. "They are building the program and I hope to play right away. I will try my best to train and work hard and earn a starting spot," she added. The team is almost completely new with only one returner, one girl from Jensen Beach, and the rest from outside the state of Florida. Her father and her coach for the past 10 years, Todd Jones, said he thinks it'll be a lot of fun to see her have an opportunity to play for another coach and another team. He said he looks forward to seeing her grown in a different environment. "I feel she is a really good t there. She will have to work hard. I'm looking forward to see how she can blossom there," he added. Darby said volleyball has been in her life since she was born and she worried she might not be able to play anymore when she was injured in her nal home match. She thought for a time that her dream of college volleyball had been crushed. She got back on the volleyball court two weeks ago and really breathed a sigh of relief. "It felt really good to be back out on the court. I really have to thank God for blessing me with the care of my parents (Todd and Rachel Jones) and everything they have helped me through. I'm 100 percent again and this opportunity is just a blessing," she added. Todd Jones said he was de nitely proud of how Darby didn't let the injury stop her and praised her for the bravery it took to rehab the injury and get back out there. "It was de nitely frustrating for her not to be able to compete her senior year. But she has been able to do more recently and she put forth a good effort in both the weight room and in her conditioning. Her improvement has been encouraging," he added. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 CFA022585 CAC1817236 Echols Now Offers A/C & Refrigeration $80.00A/C Service Call Free Estimates Service price match guarantee We will match every competitor’s price SINCE 1975 10 Okeechobee News June 12, 2013 Jones overcomes knee injury; gets scholarship Okeechobee News/ Charles MurphyDarby Jones and her father, Todd Jones, former Okeechobee High School volleyball coach, celebrated news of her volleyball scholarship.

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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. ApartmentsBasswood 2BR/1BA Cute brick home, NW 34th Ave. Ctrl. Heat/Air, new carpet, paint and bath $675/mo. Move in $675 plus $600 security Negotiable 561-723-6355. Musical InstrumentsDrum Set for sale, 4 drums/1 high lat/1 set of symbols (with foot pedal) GP Brand $400.00 o.b.o. 863-467-4650 ToolsFor Sale Delta Rockwell Drill $115.00, Craftsman Work Bench & Compact Position Toolbox $ 85.00. Bench Grinder $ 75.00 Call M-F 863-467-9800. Lawn & GardenCOMPOST for Organic Gardening and Farming Okeechobee Recycling Facility, enter at Waste Management, 10800 NE. 128th Avenue. Pickup or Delivered *Public Welcomed* Please call. (216)956-0949 Apartments1 Bedroom Ef ciency apartment all utilities furnished $375.00 monthly Call 812-989-3022 2bdrm/1bath Duplex in town. 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Houses Rent1 & 2 BEDROOM NICELY FURNISHED HOUSES WITH OR WITHOUT UTILITIES LONG OR SHORT TERM LEASE (863)447-0742. 3/2 & 2/1, Unfurnished, 1st, last & security. Call 863-467-4371 IN OKEECHOBEE CITY: 4 Br/ 2Ba, $1,000 mo. + 1st, last, sec. & refs. Call Barry for more info. 772-216-1461 Houses RentAdorable (In Town Okee.) 2br./2ba. WDlaundry rm., Screened Porch, lawn service included. Non smkg. Envmt. Sm. Pet OK. $800 mo., 1st, last, & Sec. 941-504-3954. OKEE 2bd/1ba Clean CBS House, furnished, enclosed porch, w/d, large yard ,by 15-B. $700 mo. plus security. Call 786-201-0306 Office Space RentOFFICE SUITES AVAILABLE 500 SQ. FT. Move-in Incentive, Rent Negotiable. (863)467-0651 Rooms To RentRoom For Rent $50.00 per week. Separate bed & bath, share kitchen & living area. Mature Female preferred. Call 863-467-4650 Houses SaleOwner Financing3 bdrm 2 bath 8 year old house on 1 acre $3,500.00 down $931.42 a month. 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Mobile Home LotsFor SaleLot in beautiful Ancient Oaks RV Resort. Ready for RV, 5th wheel or park model. Asking only $14,000 Fitzsimmons Realty 954-214-6903 Mobile Home Rent1bd Park Model Resort Home in Ancient Oaks RV Resort. Newly remodeled, fully furnished, W/D,loads of amenities, 55+ park. $600 per month. Fitzsimmons Realty 954-214-6903 2b/1b-COUNTRY LIVING $300.00 Security and $400.00 Mo. Rent Call 863-697-2486 2BD/1BA Nice Park, nice unit, central air, Fully furnished $400 monthly, part of utilities paid Call 812-989-3022 Treasure Island Furnished Trailers for rent. Nice clean 1bd/1ba includes DIRECTV and Internet $125 weekly plus security. 863-517-5111 TREASURE ISLAND Lrg. 3BR/2BA. $800 month. $2100 move in. Lrg. 2BR/2BA. DW. $800 month. $2100 move in. Yearly lease required. 863-634-9119. Treasure Island Water Front Nice clean newly renovated 2bd/1.5ba, $550/monthly includes DIRECTV, Internet and water, security required. 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ASKING $15,000.00 O.B.O. 863-467-6699 Autos WantedCASH FOR CARS No Title Needed, Any Condition. 268junk.com Located in Okeechobee Call (863)484-2012 Public Notice OKEECHOBEE COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD POLICIES In accordance with the Administrative Procedures Act, Chapter 120, Florida Statutes, notice is hereby given that the Okeechobee County School Board will consider adoption of the School Board policies listed below at their meeting on Tuesday, July 9, 2013, at 6:00 p.m., in Room 303 of the School Board Administrative Of ce at 700 S.W. Second Avenue, Okeechobee. A copy of the proposed adoptions are available in the Superintendent’s Of ce, Room 307, 700 S.W. 2nd Avenue, Okeechobee. Adoption of Board Policy 4.22 Academic Acceleration I. The proposed policy outlines student opportunities to participate in accelerated learning. II. The proposed policy implements F.S. 1002.3105 III. Legal authority for this policy is F.S. 1001.41, 1001.42. Laws implemented are F.S. 1000.21, 1001.43, 1002.3105, 1002.321, 1003.4281, 1003.429, 1003.4295. IV. This policy amendment will not affect individuals from an economic standpoint. Adoption of Board Policy 4.24 Early High School Graduation I. The proposed policy outlines requirements for early high school graduation. II. The proposed policy is required by Florida Statute and implements F.S. 1003.4281. III. Legal authority for this policy is F.S. 1001.41, 1001.42. Laws implemented are F.S. 1001.43, 1003.428, 1003.4281. IV. This policy amendment will not affect individuals from an economic standpoint. Ken Kenworthy Superintendent of Schools 445575 ON 6/12/2013 Public NoticeNOTICE OF SHERIFF’S SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a WRIT OF EXECUTION issued by the Circuit Court of Okeechobee County, Florida, on the 30th day of April, 2013, in the cause wherein EHRICKA S. WALLACE, d/b/a/ SOUTHFORK RANCH, Plaintiff and JAMES R. “RICKY” BUSH, individually, and K.R. TREES & SERVICES, INC, a FL Corporation Defendant(s), being Case No. 2011-CA-274 in the said Court, I Paul C. May, as Sheriff of Okeechobee County, Florida, have this day levied upon all of the right, title and interest of the Defendant JAMES R. “RICKY” BUSH, individually, and K.R. TREES & SERVICES, INC, a FL Corporation in and to the following described personal property lying and situate in Okeechobee County, Florida to wit: DESCRIPTION OF PROPERTY MVIPH003G102, 2002 BOAT OM COLOR NOT STATED FL2177LS 1ZEDAESJ81A116315 TRAILER EZLO 2001 I shall offer the above described personal property for sale subject to all prior liens and encumbrances if any, on the 9th day of July, 2013 at 10:00 AM, or as soon as possible thereafter at the Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Of ce, 504 N.W. 4th Street, Okeechobee, Florida and will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash, all right, title, and interest of said Defendant JAMES R. “RICKY” BUSH, individually, and K.R. TREES &SERVICES, INC, a FL Corporation in said property. Boat & Trailer may be seen one hour prior to sale @ BMJ Towing, 414 S Parrott Ave, Okeechobee, FL 34974. Dated at Okeechobee, Florida this 31st day of May 2013. Paul C. May, Sheriff Okeechobee County In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, persons with disabilities needing a special accommodation to participate in the proceeding should contact Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Of ce not later than seven days prior to the proceeding at 863-763-3117, ext. 5028. 445148 ON 6/5,12,19,26/2013 REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS NO. PW-02-00-06-13 CITY OF OKEECHOBEE LIMITED ROADWAY IMPROVEMENTS TO SR 70 Opening Date and Time: July 10, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. The City of Okeechobee City Council is seeking proposals for limited roadway improvements consisting of turn lanes on SR 70 on behalf of Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill & Bar. These improvements are funded through the City’s Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) project 12DB-E08. Firms properly registered in the State of Florida are encouraged to submit their proposal for consideration. In order to be considered, bids must be received by the City of Okeechobee, General Services Dept., 55 SE 3rd Avenue, Okeechobee, Florida 34974 by 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, July 10, 2013 at which time all responses to this request will be recorded in the presence of one or more witnesses. Any proposals received after the above noted time and date will not be opened or considered. Bids should be submitted in a separate sealed envelope marked “LIMITED ROADWAY IMPROVEMENTS TO SR 70 BID NO. PW-02-00-06-13” and may be mailed, hand-delivered or express mailed to the address listed above. Facsimile or emailed bids will not be accepted. A MANDATORY pre-bid meeting will be held on Tuesday, June 18, 2013 at 1:00 p.m in the City of Okeechobee City Council Chambers at 55 SE 3rd Avenue, Okeechobee, Florida. You must attend this meeting in order to submit a response to this RFP. Please note that bonding requirements apply to this bid opportunity.This solicitation does not commit the City of Okeechobee to award any contracts, to pay any costs incurred in the preparation of a response to this Bid, or to contract for any services. The City reserves the right to reject any or all submittals received as a result of this solicitation, or to cancel in part or in its entirety this Bid, if it is in the best interest of the City to do so. City of Okeechobee is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Drug/Smoke Free Work Place. James E. Kirk, Mayor 445545 ON 6/12/2013 Public NoticePUBLIC HEARING NOTICE COMPREHENSIVE PLAN TEXT AMENDMENT NOTICE: The City of Okeechobee Planning Board will meet as the Local Planning Agency on Thursday, June 20, 2013 at 6 PM or as soon thereafter as possible, at City Hall, 55 SE 3rd Ave, Rm 200, Okeechobee, FL., to consider and receive input submitted by City Staff or citizens, concerning Textual Amendments to the Comprehensive Plan Goals, Objectives and Policies for the Future Land Use Element and Intergovernmental Coordination Element. The text amendment to the Future Land Use Element proposes to add a new objective and policy addressing compatibility of land uses located near or within a certain distance of airport runways.The text amendment to the Intergovernmental Coordination Element proposes to add a new policy providing for the appointment of a representative from the Okeechobee County School Board to sit as a nonvoting member of the Local Planning Agency when it is considering amendments to the Comprehensive Plan or Zoning that would result in increases in residential density.The amendments will be forwarded with a recommendation, to the City Council for consideration and transmittal to the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity. All interested parties are encouraged to attend. Please contact General Services at 863-763-3372, or website, cityofokeechobee.com, to obtain a copy of the agenda. The proposed amendments may be reviewed on the City website or at the Of ce of the City Clerk, during normal business hours, at the address above. PLEASE TAKE NOTICE AND BE ADVISED that no stenographic record by a certi ed court reporter will be made of the foregoing meeting. Accordingly, any person who may seek to appeal any decision involving the matters noticed herein will be responsible for making a verbatim record of the testimony and evidence at said meeting upon which any appeal is to be based. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990 persons needing special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact the General Services Of ce at 863-763-3372 for assistance. BY: Brian Whitehall, Zoning Administrator 444788 ON 6/2,12/2013 Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO: 2012-CA-000165 BANK OF AMERICA, N.A. Plaintiff, VS. INGRITH CAMPO; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF INGRITH CAMPO; 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, will on the 10th day of July, 2013, at 11:00 A.M in the Jury Assembly Room, 2nd Floor, Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida, offer for sale and sell at public outcry to the highest and best bidder for cash, the following-described property situate in Okeechobee County, Florida: THE WEST 1/2 OF THE EAST 1/2 OF THE NORTH 1/2 OF THE SOUTH 1/2 OF TRACT 22, SECTION 26, TOWNSHIP 34 SOUTH, RANGE 33 EAST OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 4, PAGES 3 AD, INCLUSIVE OF THE OKEECHOBEE COUNTY PUBLIC RECORDS. pursuant to the Final Judgment entered on 4/2/2013 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 4th day of April, 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 441071 ON 6/12,19/2013 Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 2011-CA-000154 DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST COMPANY, AS TRUSTEE FOR THE REGISTERED HOLDERS OF SOUNDVIEW HOME LOAN TRUST 2008-1, ASSETBACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2008-1, Plaintiff, VS. BRUCE D. WATFORD; TERESA WATFORD; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF MARY WOREL F/K/A MARY SNYDER; OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA; CONNERS GABLES HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC.; UNKNOWN TENANT #1; UNKNOWN TENANT #2; ALL OTHER UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING INTERESTS BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST A NAMED DEFENDANT(S) WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAME UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Non-Jury Trial dated March 28, 2013, entered in Civil Case No.: 2011-CA-000154, of the Circuit Court of the Nineteenth Judicial Circuit in and for Okeechobee County, Florida, wherein DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST COMPANY, AS TRUSTEE FOR THE REGISTERED HOLDERS OF SOUNDVIEW HOME LOAN TRUST 2008-1, ASSET-BACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2008-1, is Plaintiff, and BRUCE D. WATFORD; TERESA WATFORD; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF MARY WOREL F/K/A MARY SNYDER; OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA; CONNERS GABLES HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC.; UNKNOWN TENANT #1; UNKNOWN TENANT #2; ALL OTHER UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING INTERESTS BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST A NAMED DEFENDANT(S) WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAME UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS, are Defendants. SHARON ROBERTSON, the Clerk of Court shall sell to the highest bidder for cash at 11:00 a.m., in the Jury Assembly Room, 2nd Floor, of the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 312 North West 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida, 34972 on the 3rd day of July, 2013 the following described real property as set forth in said Final Summary Judgment, to wit: ALL THAT CERTAIN LAND SITUATE IN OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA, VIZ: LOTS 5 AND 6, BLOCK 34, LESS THE SOUTH 5 FEET, A REVISED AND ADDITION TO PLAT OF CONNERS GABLES REVISED, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 15, PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. FOR INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY: THE APN IS SHOWN BY THE COUNTY ASSESSOR AS 1-24-37-35-0010-00340-0050; SOURCE OF TITLE IS BOOK 0448, PAGE 1706 (RECORDED 01/11/2001) This property is located at the Street address of: 3282 SE 4th Street, Okeechobee, FL 34974. If you are a person claiming a right to funds remaining after the sale, you must le a claim with the clerk no later than 60 days after the sale. If you fail to le a claim you will not be entitled to any remaining funds. After 60 days, only the owner of record as of the date of the lis pendens may claim the surplus. WITNESS my hand and the seal of the court on April 4, 2013. SHARON ROBERTSON CLERK OF THE COURT BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk Attorney for Plaintiff: Elizabeth R. Wellborn, P.A. 350 Jim Moran Blvd, Suite 100 Deer eld Beach, FL 33442 Telephone: (954) 354-3544 Facsimile: (954) 354-3545IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT, If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Corrie Johnson, ADA Coordinator, 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. 440767 ON 6/5,12/2013 Public Notice Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 472011CA000407XXXXXX BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., Plaintiff, vs. BARBARA M. FEARON; et al, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order or Summary Final Judgment of foreclosure dated April 2, 2013, and entered in Case No. 472011CA000407XXXXXX of the Circuit Court in and for Okeechobee County, Florida, wherein BANK OF AMERICA, N.A. is Plaintiff and BARBARA M. FEARON; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF BARBARA M. FEARON; UNKNOWN TENANT NO. 1; UNKNOWN TENANT NO. 2; and ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING INTERESTS BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST A NAMED DEFENDANT TO THIS ACTION, OR HAVING OR CLAIMING TO HAVE ANY RIGHT, TITLE OR INTEREST IN THE PROPERTY HEREIN DESCRIBED, are Defendants, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in the Jury Assembly Room, 2nd Floor, Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 312 N.W. 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 34972, beginning at 11:00 a.m. on the 10th day of July, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Order or Final Judgment, to-wit: THE EAST 1/2 OF THE WEST 1/2 OF THE SOUTH 1/2 OF THE NORTH 1/2 OF TRACT 3, LYING AND BEING IN SECTION 33, TOWNSHIP 34 SOUTH, RANGE 33 EAST, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 4, PAGES 3A-D INCLUSIVE, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE 13 Okeechobee News June 12, 2013COUNTY, FLORIDA. SUBJECT TO AN EASEMENT OF THE SOUTH 30 FEET THEREOF FOR ROAD AND DRAINAGE PURPOSES. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Corrie Johnson, ADA Coordinator, 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. DATED at Okeechobee, Florida, on April 4, 2013. SHARON ROBERTSON As Clerk, Circuit Court BY: Sandra L. Creech As Deputy Clerk SHD Legal Group P.A. Attorneys for Plaintiff PO BOX 11438 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33339-1438 Telephone: (954) 564-0071 Service E-mail: answers@shdlegalgroup.com 441073 ON 6/12,19/2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIRCUIT CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO: 2012 CA 000188 FV-I, INC. IN TRUST FOR MORGAN STANLEY MORTGAGE CAPITAL HOLDINGS LLC, PLAINTIFF VS. CAROLE S. BALDWIN, ET. AL., DEFENDANTS. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Summary Final Judgment o f foreclosure dated May 21, 2013 entered in Civil Case 2012 CA 000188 of the Circuit Court in and for OKEECHOBEE County, Florida, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash on the 3rd day of July, 2013 at 11:00 AM, SECOND FLOOR, JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM, OKEECHOBEE COUNT Y JUDICIAL CENTER, 312 NW 3rd ST, OKEECHOBEE FL the following described property as set forth in said Summary Final Judgment, to-wit: LOT 12 AND THE WEST ONEHALF OF LOT 11, BLOCK 1, SUBDIVISION OF PORTIONS OF OKEECHOBEE PARK, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 1, PAGE 28, PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. Address: 780 NW 18 AVENUE, OKEECHOBEE, FL 34972 Dated this 24th day of May 2013. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must le a claim within sixty (60) days after the sale. SHARON ROBERTSON CLERK OF COURTS BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Cler k 444808 ON 6/5,12/2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 472012CA000399XXXXXX BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., Plaintiff, vs. ELWIN SKEETE; et al, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order or Summary Final Judgment of foreclosure dated April 2, 2013, and entered in Case No. 472012CA000399XXXXXX of the Circuit Court in and for Okeechobee County, Florida, wherein BANK OF AMERICA, N.A. is Plaintiff and ELWIN SKEETE; ISABEL SKEETE; MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC. AS NOMINEE FOR COUNTRYWIDE BANK, FSB., MIN NO. 1001337-000249731-8; UNKNOWN TENANT NO. 1; UNKNOWN TENANT NO. 2; and ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING INTERESTS BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST A NAMED DEFENDANT TO THIS ACTION, OR HAVING OR CLAIMING TO HAVE ANY RIGHT, TITLE OR INTEREST IN THE PROPERTY HEREIN DESCRIBED, are Defendants, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in the Jury Assembly Room, 2nd Floor, Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 312 N.W. 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 34972, beginning at 11:00 a.m. on the 10th day of July, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Order or Final Judgment, to-wit: LOT 5, OAKS AT OKEECHOBEE, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 7, PAGE(S) 7 AND IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 472010CA000200XXXXXX BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP FKA COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS SERVICING LP, Plaintiff, vs. TIMOTHY J. MALDONADO; ET AL. Defendants. RE-NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 8, PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE.If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Corrie Johnson, ADA Coordinator, 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. DATED at Okeechobee, Florida, on April 4, 2013. SHARON ROBERTSON As Clerk, Circuit Court BY: Sandra L. Creech As Deputy Clerk 441075 ON 6/12,19/2013 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order or Summary Final Judgment of foreclosure dated December 13, 2012 and an Order Resetting Sale dated April 1, 2013 and entered in Case No. 472010CA000200XXXXXX of the Circuit Court of the Nineteenth Judicial Circuit in and for Okeechobee County, Florida, wherein BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP FKA COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS SERVICING LP is Plaintiff and TIMOTHY J. MALDONADO; TRACY MALDONADO; UNKNOWN TENANT NO. 1; UNKNOWN TENANT NO. 2; and ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING INTERESTS BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST A NAMED DEFENDANT TO THIS ACTION, OR HAVING OR CLAIMING TO HAVE ANY RIGHT, TITLE OR INTEREST IN THE PROPERTY HEREIN DESCRIBED, are Defendants, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in the Jury Assembly Room, 2nd Floor, Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 312 N.W. 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 34972, beginning at 11:00 a.m. on the 3rd day of July, 2013 the following described property as set forth in said Order or Final Judgment, to-wit: LOT 11, BLOCK 63, A PLAT OF BASSWOOD, INC. UNIT NO 6 ACCORDING TO MAP OR PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 50 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Corrie Johnson, ADA Coordinator, 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. DATED at Okeechobee, Florida, on April 16, 2013. SHARON ROBERTSON As Clerk, Circuit Court BY: Sandra L. Creech As Deputy Cler k SHD Legal Group P.A. Attorneys for Plaintiff PO BOX 11438 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33339-1438 Telephone: (954) 564-0071 Service Email: answers@shdlegalgroup.com 441889 ON 6/5,12/2013

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Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 47-2012-CA-000240 BANK OF AMERICA, N.A. Plaintiff, v. NORMAN JACK HOUSTON; SUSAN HOUSTON; ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANT(S) WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS. Defendant(s). NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order of Final Summary Judgment of Foreclosure dated May 21, 2013, entered in Civil Case No. 47-2012CA-000240 of the Circuit Court of the Nineteenth Judicial Circuit in and for Okeechobee County, Florida, wherein the Clerk of the Circuit Court will sell to the highest bidder for cash on the 3rd day of July, 2013, at 11:00 a.m. in the Jury Assembly Room, 2nd Floor, Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 34972, relative to the following described property as set forth in the Final Judgment, to wit: BEING A PARCEL OF LAND LYING IN SECTION 7, TOWNSHIP 37 SOUTH, RANGE 35 EAST, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA, AND BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCE AT THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF THE NORTHWEST 1/4 OF SECTION 7; THENCE SOUTH 8820’35” EAST, A DISTANCE OF 303.75 FEET TO AN IRON PIN, SAID IRON PIN BEING THE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE NORTH 0008’00” EAST 303.75 FEET EAST OF AND PARALLEL WITH THE WEST BOUNDARY OF SAID SECTION 7, A DISTANCE OF 255.00 FEET TO AN IRON PIN; THENCE SOUTH 8825’07” EAST, A DISTANCE OF 356.07 FEET TO AN IRON PIN LYING ON THE WEST RIGHT-OFWAY OF THE NORTHWEST 46TH AVENUE, A DISTANCE OF 117.53 FEET TO AN IRON PIN MARKING THE POINT OF CURVATURE OF A CURVE CONCAVE TO THE NORTHWEST, HAVING A RADIAL BEARING OF NORTH 8951’45” WEST, A RADIUS OF 663.21 FEET; AND BEING REFERENCED BY A CHORD BEARING OF SOUTH 0607’22” WEST AND A CHORD DISTANCE OF 138.31 FEET; THENCE CONTINUE SAID RIGHT-OF-WAY SOUTHWESTERLY ALONG THE ARC OF SAID CURVE, A DISTANCE OF 138.56 FEET TO AN IRON PIN; THENCE NORTH 8820’35” WEST, A DISTANCE OF 341.64 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING, LYING IN AND COMPRISING A PORTION OF THE SOUTH 254.60 FEET OF TRACT 18, TROPICAL ACRES, AN UNRECORDED SUBDIVISION, SUBJECT TO DRAINAGE EASEMENT TO OKEECHOBEE COUNTY OVER AND ACROSS THE SOUTH 25 FEET THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN OFFICIAL RECORDS BOOK 103, PAGE 705, PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. SUBJECT TO AN INGRESS AND EGRESS OVER AND ACROSS THE NORTH 30 FEET OF THE SOUTH 55 FEET THEREOF. TOGETHER WITH THAT CERTAIN DOUBLEWIDE MANUFACTURED HOME DESCRIBED AS A 1977 BEND WITH VIN #EB0488A AND #EB0488B. Property Address: 2449 N.W. 46TH AVENUE, OKEECHOBEE, FL 34972 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must le a claim within 60 days after the sale. ATTENTION: PERSONS WITH DISABILITIESIf you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Corrie Johnson, ADA Coordinator, 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. DATED AT OKEECHOBEE, FLORIDA this 24th day of May, 2013. SHARON ROBERTSON CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk 444800 ON 6/5,12/2013 Public Notice Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 19TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION: CASE NO.: 472011CA000335CAXXXX U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE, ON BEHALF OF THE HOLDERS OF THE HOME EQUITY ASSET TRUST 2007-2HOME EQUITY PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2007-2, Plaintiff, VS. TIMOTHY BESSENBACHER A/K/A TIMOTHY B. BESSENBACHER AKA TIMOTHY BLAKE BESSENBACHER; WOOLEY’S SHEDS, INC., INACTIVE; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF A/K/A TIMOTHY B. BESSENBACHER AKA TIMOTHY BLAKE BESSENBACHER; DONNA JEAN BESSENBACHER; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF DONNA JEAN BESSENBACHER; UNKNOWN TENANT(S); IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY, Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated the 28th day of March, 2013, and entered in Case No. 472011CA000335CAXXXX, of the Circuit Court of the 19TH Judicial Circuit in and for Okeechobee County, Florida, wherein U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE, ON BEHALF OF THE HOLDERS OF THE HOME EQUITY ASSET TRUST 2007-2HOME EQUITY PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2007-2 is the Plaintiff and TIMOTHY BESSENBACHER A/K/A TIMOTHY B. BESSENBACHER AKA TIMOTHY BLAKE BESSENBACHER, WOOLEY’S SHEDS, INC., INACTIVE, UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF A/K/A TIMOTHY B. BESSENBACHER AKA TIMOTHY BLAKE BESSENBACHER, DONNA JEAN BESSENBACHER, UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF DONNA JEAN BESSENBACHER and UNKNOWN TENANT(S) IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY are defendants. The Clerk of this Court shall sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY JUDICIAL CENTER, 312 NW 3RD STREET, JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM, SECOND FLOOR, OKEECHOBEE, FLORIDA 34972, 11:00 AM on the 10th day of July, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: LOT 10, SUNRISE ESTATES, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 6, PAGE 45 THROUGH 49, INCLUSIVE, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE.If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Corrie Johnson, ADA Coordinator, 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. SPANISH: Si usted es una persona discapacitada que necesita alguna adaptacion para poder participar de este procedimiento o evento; usted tiene derecho, sin costo alguno a que se le provea cierta ayuda. Favor de comunicarse con Corrie Johnson, Coordinadora de A.D.A., 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, Fl. 34986, (772) 807-4370 por lo menos 7 dias antes de que tenga que comparecer en corte o inmediatamente despues de haber recibido esta noti cacion si es que falta menos de 7 dias para su comparecencia. Si tiene una discapacidad auditiva o de habla, llame al 711.KREYOL: Si ou se yon moun ki kokobe ki bezwen asistans ou aparey pou ou ka patisipe nan prosedu sa-a, ou gen dwa san ou pa bezwen peye anyen pou ou jwen on seri de ed. Tanpri kontakte Corrie Johnson, 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 pouou ale nan tribunal-la mwens ke 7 jou; Si ou pa ka tan& ou pale byen, rele 711. Dated this 4th day of April, 2013. SHARON ROBERTSON Clerk of the Circuit Court BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk Choice Legal Group, P.A. 1800 NW 49th Street, Suite 120 Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33309 Telephone: (954) 453-0365 Facsimile: (954) 771-6052 Toll Free: 1-800-441-2438 DESIGNATED PRIMARY E-MAIL FOR SERVICE PURSUANT TO FLA. R. JUD. ADMIN 2.516 eservice@clegalgroup.com 441078 ON 6/12,19/2013 Public Notice Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 2011 CA 442 JUDGE: ELIZABETH METZGER TD BANK, N.A. as successor in interest to RIVERSIDE NATIONAL BANK OF FLORIDA by and through FDIC as Receiver Plaintiff, vs. MARIA D. PEREZ a/k/a MARIA PEREZ, ALICIA PEREZ, ANGEL FLORES, LARRY O. GODWIN, KATHLEEN A. GODWIN and UNKNOWN TENANTS IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY, n/k/a Maria Perez Defendants NOTICE OF SALE The Clerk of the Circuit Court hereby gives notice of the following foreclosure sale in the above referenced matter: A. The Property to be sold is: THAT PART OF THE EAST 1/2 OF THE NORTHWEST 1/4 OF THE SOUTHEAST 1/4, LYING EAST OF THE RIGHT-OF-WAY OF U.S. HIGHWAY 98 (STATE ROAD 700), FORMERLY STATE ROAD 66) OF SECTION 17, TOWNSHIP 37 SOUTH, RANGE 35 EAST, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA, MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: BEGINNING AT THE INTERSECTION OF 12TH STREET EXTENDED WITH THE INTERSECTION OF EAST BOUNDARY OF U.S. HIGHWAY 98 (STATE ROAD 700, FORMERLY STATE ROAD 66) AND RUN EAST ALONG THE SOUTH BOUNDARY OF 12TH STREET AFORESAID A DISTANCE OF 92.50 FEET TO THE INTERSECTION WITH THE WEST BOUNDARY OF STREET KNOWN AS “BASSENGER ROAD”, THENCE RUN SOUTH ALONG WEST BOUNDARY OF “BASSENGER ROAD” FOR A DISTANCE OF 173.34 FEET TO THE INTERSECTION OF THE EAST BOUNDARY OF U.S. HIGHWAY 98 (STATE ROAD 700, FORMERLY STATE ROAD 66); THENCE RUN NORTHWESTERLY ALONG EAST BOUNDARY OF U.S. HIGHWAY 98 AFORESAID, A DISTANCE OF 196.90 FEET, MORE OR LESS, TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. THIS DESCRIPTION WAS TAKEN FROM A SURVEY DATED JULY 26, 1965, BY LEON H. WILLIS, REGISTERED LAND SURVEYOR. CERTIFICATE NO. 1358. The Real Property or its address is commonly known as 2010 NW 6th Street, Okeechobee, FL 34972 Real Property Tax Identi cation Number: 1-17-37-35-0A00-00007-A000. B. The Clerk’s Sale will take place on JULY 3, 2013, at 11:00 AM, in the Jury Assembly Room, 2nd Floor, Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 34972. C. The sale will be made pursuant to the Summary Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated March 20, 2013; D. TD BANK, N.A., as Successor in Interest to Riverside National Bank of Florida by and through FDIC as Receiver v. MARIA D. PEREZ a/k/a MARIA PEREZ, ALICIA PEREZ, ANGEL FLORES, LARRY O. GODWIN, KATHLEEN A. GODWIN and UNKNOWN TENANTS IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY, n/k/a Maria Perez.; CASE: 2011 CA 442 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 21, 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 440032 ON 6/5,12/2013 Public Notice Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 19 JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 47-2009-CA-000147 PNC BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO NATIONAL CITY BANK, SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO HARBOR FEDERAL SAVINGS BANK Plaintiff, vs. BRINEL-JOY PHILLIPS, et al., Defendant(s) NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS HEREBY given pursuant to an Order or Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated March 28, 2013, and entered in Case No. 47-2009CA-000147 of the Circuit Court of the 19 Judicial Circuit in and for Okeechobee County, Florida, wherein PNC Bank, National Association successor by merger to National City Bank, successor by merger to Harbor Federal Savings Bank, is the Plaintiff and Brinel-Joy Phillips and David P. Phillips, are the Defendants, 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 North West 3rd Street, Okeechobee, FL 34972, at 11:00 AM on July 3, 2013, the following described property set forth in said Order or Final Judgment, to wit: A PARCEL OF LAND LYING IN SECTION 2, TOWNSHIP 35 SOUTH, RANGE 34 EAST, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA AND BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCE AT THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF SAID SECTION 2; THENCE SOUTH 0023’07” WEST, ALONG THE EAST LINE OF SAID SECTION 2, A DISTANCE OF 50.01 FEET, TO THE INTERSECTION WITH THE SOUTH RIGHT OF WAY LINE OF N.W. 240TH STREET (COUNTY ROAD NO. 724 EAGLE ISLAND ROAD);THENCE CONTINUE SOUTH 0023’07” WEST, ALONG SAID EAST LINE OF SECTION 2, A DISTANCE OF 1111.30 FEET, TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE CONTINUE SOUTH 0023’07” WEST, ALONG SAID EAST LINE OF SECTION 2, A DISTANCE OF 1111.30 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 8901’48” WEST, PARALLEL WITH THE NORTH LINE OF SAID SECTION 2, A DISTANCE OF 784.17 FEET TO THE INTERSECTION WITH THE WEST LINE OF THE EAST 783.95 FEET OF SAID SECTION 2. THENCE NORTH 0023’07” E, ALONG SAID WEST LINE OF THE EAST 783.95 FEET OF SECTION 2, A DISTANCE OF 1111.30 FEET TO THE INTERSECTION WITH SAID SOUTH RIGHT OF WAY LINE OF N.W. 240TH STREET; THENCE NORTH 8901’48” EAST, ALONG SAID SOUTH RIGHT OF WAY LINE, A DISTANCE OF 784.17 FEET, TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING; CONTAINING 20.00 ACRES, MORE OR LESS 70.00 FOOT WIDE INGRESS, EGRESS AND UTILITY EASEMENT A STRIP OF LAND 70.00 FEET IN WIDTH LYING IN SECTION 2, TOWNSHIP 35 SOUTH, RANGE 34 EAST, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA, AND BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS; COMMENCE AT THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF SAID SECTION 2; THENCE SOUTH 0023’07” WEST, ALONG THE EAST LINE OF SAID SECTION 2, A DISTANCE OF 50.01 FEET, TO THE INTERSECTION WITH THE SOUTH RIGHT OF WAY LINE OF N.W., 240TH STREET (COUNTRY ROAD NO. 724 EAGLE ISLAND ROAD); THENCE SOUTH 8901’48” WEST, ALONG SAID SOUTH RIGHT OF WAY LINE, A DISTANCE OF 784.17 FEET, TO THE INTERSECTION WITH THE WEST LINE OF THE EAST 783.95 FEET OF SAID SECTION 2 AND THE POINT OF BEGINNING: THENCE SOUTH 0023’07” WEST, ALONG SAID WEST LINE OF THE EAST 783.95 FEET OF SECTION 2, A DISTANCE OF 4445.18 FEET; THENCE NORTH 8936’53” WEST, A DISTANCE OF 70.00 FEET; THENCE NORTH 0023’07” EAST, ALONG A LINE 70.00 FEET WEST OF SAID WEST LINE OF THE EAST 783.95 FEET OF SECTION 2, A DISTANCE OF 4443.53 FEET, TO THE INTERSECTION WITH THE SAID SOUTH RIGHT OF WAY LINE OF N.W. 240TH STREET; THENCE NORTH 8901’48” EAST, ALONG SAID SOUTH RIGHT OF WAY LINE, A DISTANCE 70.00 FEET, TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. IF YOU ARE A PERSON CLAIMING A RIGHT TO FUNDS REMAINING AFTER THE SALE, YOU MUST FILE A CLAIM WITH THE CLERK OF COURT NO LATER THAN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. IF YOU FAIL TO FILE A CLAIM, YOU WILL NOT BE ENTITLED TO ANY REMAINING FUNDS. AFTER 60 DAYS, ONLY THE OWNER OF RECORD AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MAY CLAIM THE SURPLUS.If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Corrie Johnson, ADA Coordinator, 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. DATED at Okeechobee County, Florida, this 4th day of April, 2013. Sharon Robertson, Clerk Okeechobee County, Florida By: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk WWR #10053506 Weltman, Weinberg & Reis Co., L.P.A. Attorney for Plaintiff 550 West Cypress Creek Road, Suite 550 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309 Telephone # 954-740-5200 Facsimile# 954-740-5290 440703 ON 6/5,12/2013 Public Notice 14 Okeechobee News June 12, 2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 2012-CA-224JONNY ALPERN AND Q. MORTGAGE CORP., a Florida for-pro t-corporation, Plaintiffs, v.ROY L. GILCHRIST AND LAKISHA M. GILCHRIST a/k/a LAKISHA M. CLECKLEY, his Wife; AND UNKNOWN PART IES IN POSSESSION OF 3404 NW 2ND STREET, OKEECHOBEE, FL 34972 #1 #2 and #3 ; UNIVERSAL UNDERWRITERS ACCEPTANCE CORPORAT ION, a foreign for pro t Corporation, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated March 19, 2013 and entered in CASE NO.: 2012-CA-224 of the Circuit Court of the 19th Judicial Circuit in and for Okeechobee County, Florida, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash, except as otherwise described in the Final Judgment, at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 312 North West 3rd Street, Second Floor, Jury A ssembly Room, Okeechobee, FL 34972, at Okeechobee County, Florida at 11:00AM on the 3rd day of July, 2013 the following described property as set forth in and pursuant to said Summary Final Judgment of Foreclosure: Legal Description: LOTS 1 AND 2, BLOCK 49, EL MIRA SOL, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 2, PAGE 1, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. Property address: 3404 NW 2nd Street, Okeechobee, FL 34972. A ny person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must le a claim within 60 days after the sale. 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 CounIN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO: 10-CA-000241 FEDERAL NATIONAL MORTGAGE ASSOCIATION Plaintiff, VS. SCOTT A. JOINER; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF SCOTT A. JOINER; UNKNOWN TENANT #1; UNKNOWN TENANT #2, Defendants. AMENDED NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE is hereby given that the undersigned Clerk of the Circuit Court of Okeechobee County, Florida, will on the 10th day of July, 2013, at 11:00 a.m. in the Jury Assembly Room, 2nd Floor, Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida, offer for sale and sell at public outcry to the highest and best bidder for cash, the following-described property situate in Okeechobee County, Florida: LOTS 9 AND 10, BLOCK 4, OAKPARK SUBDIVISION, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 3, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. pursuant to the Final Judgment entered in a case pending in said Court, the style of which 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 da y s after the foreclosure sale. IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO: 2012-CA-000371 BANK OF AMERICA, N.A. Plaintiff, VS. ROBERT L. MORTIMER; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF ROBERT L. MORTIMER; 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, will on the 3rd day of July, 2013, at 11:00 A.M. in the Jury Assembly Room, 2nd Floor, Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida, offer for sale and sell at public outcry to the highest and best bidder for cash, the following-described property situate in Okeechobee County, Florida: COMMENCE AT THE SOUTH 1/4 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 19 JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 47-2009-CA-000250 PNC BANK, N.A. SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO NATIONAL CITY BANK, SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO HARBOR FEDERAL SAVINGS Plaintiff, VS. DONALD MCLISH, et al. Defendant(s) NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS HEREBY given pursuant to an Order or Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated March 28, 2013, and entered in Case No. 47-2009CA-000250 of the Circuit Court of the 19 Judicial Circuit in and for Okeechobee County, Florida, wherein PNC BANK, N.A. SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO NATIONAL CITY BANK, SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO HARBOR FEDERAL SAVINGS, is the Plaintiff and Donald Mclish; Unknown Spouse of Donald McLish; Minakoemarie Boedjarath and Unknown Spouse of Minakoemarie Boedjarath, are the Defendants, 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 North West 3rd Street, Okeechobee, FL 34972, at 11:00 a.m. Eastern Time, on July 3, 2013, the following described property set forth in said Order or Final Judgment to wit: A parcel of land lying in Section 2, Township 35 South, Range 34 East, Okeechobee County, Florida,beingmoreparticularlyde try Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. DATED at Okeechobee County, Florida, on this 22nd day of March 2013. SHARON ROBERTSON Clerk of Circuit Court BY: Sandra L. Creech As Deputy Clerk 440235 ON 6/5,12/2013 WITNESS my hand and of cial seal of said Court this 11th day of April, 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 441374 ON 6/12,19/2013 CORNER OF SAID SECTION 22, BEAR SOUTH 89 DEGREES 23’ 53” EAST ALONG THE SOUTH LINE OF SAID SECTION 22, A DISTANCE OF 144.24 FEET; THENCE BEAR NORTH 00 DEGREES 36’ 06” EAST A DISTANCE OF 1740.61 FEET FOR THE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE CONTINUE NORTH 00 DEGREES 36’ 06” EAST, A DISTANCE OF 405.48 FEET; THENCE BEAR NORTH 89 DEGREES 25’ 32” WEST, TO THE INTERSECTION WITH THE EAST RIGHT OF WAY LINE OF THE SOUTH FLORIDA WATER MANAGEMENT DISTRICT’S TIEBACK LEVEE AND ACCESS ROAD, ACCORDING TO THE S.F.W.M.D.’S R/W MAP FOR C-38, SECTION 3, SHEET 9 OF 28, A DISTANCE OF 1030.05 FEET; THENCE BEAR SOUTH 01 DEGREES 07’ 16” WEST, ALONG SAID EAST RIGHT OF WAY LINE OF TIEBACK LEVEE AND ACCESS ROAD, A DISTANCE OF 405.49 FEET; THENCE BEAR SOUTH 89 DEGREES 25’ 32” EAST, A DISTANCE OF 1033.73 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. DESCRIPTION PROVIDED AND PREPARED BY PURTZ, HOOVER & ASSOCIATES, INC., R.L.S. CERTIFICATE NO. 4276. pursuant to the Final Judgment entered on in said Court, the style of which case is indicated above. Any person or entity claiming an interest in the surplus, if any, resulting from the foreclosure sale, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens, must le a claim on same with the Clerk of Court within 60 days after the foreclosure sale. WITNESS my hand and of cial seal of said Court this 22nd 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 440166 ON 6/5,12/2013 scribed as follows: Commence at the Northeast corner of said Section 2: Thence South 00 degrees, 23 minutes, 37 seconds West, along the East line of said Section 2, a distance of 50.01 feet, to the intersection of the South Right-ofWay line of NW 240th Street (formerly known as Eagle Island Road);Thence South 89 degrees, 01 minutes, 48 seconds West, along said South Right-of-Way line, a distance of 854.91 feet to the intersection with the West line of the East 853.95 feet of said Section 2 and the Point of Beginning;Thence South 00 degrees, 23 minutes, 07 seconds West, along said West line of the East 553.95 feet of Section 2, a distance of 2372.73 feet; Thence continue South 00 degrees, 23 minutes, 07 seconds West along said West line of the East 853.95 feet of Section 2, a distance of 474.75 feet; Thence South 89 degrees, 01 minutes, 48 seconds West, a distance of 1835.46 feet to the intersection with the West line of the East 1/2 of said Section 2; Thence North 00 degrees, 21 minutes, 13 seconds East, along the West line of the East 1/2 of said Section 2, a distance of 474.74 feet; Thence North 89 degrees, 01 minutes, 48 seconds East, a distance of 1835.72 feet to the Point of Beginning. Containing 20.00 acres, more or less. IF YOU ARE A PERSON CLAIMING A RIGHT TO FUNDS REMAINING AFTER THE SALE, YOU MUST FILE A CLAIM WITH THE CLERK OF COURT NO LATER THAN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. IF YOU FAIL TO FILE A CLAIM, YOU WILL NOT BE ENTITLED TO ANY REMAINING FUNDS. AFTER 60 DAYS, ONLY THE OWNER OF RECORD AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MAY CLAIM THE SURPLUS.If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Corrie Johnson, ADA Coordinator, 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. DATED at Okeechobee County, Florida, this 4th day of April, 2013. SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk WWR #10053759Weltman, Weinberg & Reis Co., L.P.A.Attorney for Plaintiff 550 West Cypress Creek Road Suite 550 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309 Telephone # 954-740-5200 Facsimile# 954-740-5290 440704 ON 6/5,12/2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION CASE NO. 2011-CA-000401 SUNTRUST BANK, Plaintiff, vs. TRACY MALLETT, et al., Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Summary Final Judgment o f Foreclosure entered April 3, 2013 entered in Civil Case No. 2011CA-000401 of the Circuit Court of the NINETEENTH Judicial Circuit in and for Okeechobee County, Okeechobee, Florida, the Clerk of Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the Jury Assembly Room, 2nd Floor of the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 312 Northwest 3rd Street, Jury Assembly Room, 2nd Floor, Okeechobee, FL. 34972 in accordance with Chapter 45, Florida Statutes on the 10th day of July, 2013 at 11:00 AM on the following described property as set forth in said Summary Final Judgment, towit: Parcel 43, BRIDLEWOOD RANCHES, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 7, Page 34, 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 11th day of April, 2013. SHARON ROBERTSON CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COUR T BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Cler k 441377 ON 6/12,19/2013 How do you find a job in todays competitive market? In the employment section of the classifieds

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Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 19 JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 47-2009-CA-00342 PNC BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO NATIONAL CITY BANK, SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO HARBOR FEDERAL SAVINGS BANK Plaintiff, V S. LILLIAN F. GRINNELL, A/K/A LILLIAN FRANCES GRINNELL, et al. Defendant(s) NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS HEREBY given pursuant to an Order or Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated March 28, 2013, and entered in Case No. 47-2009CA-00342 of the Circuit Court of the 19 Judicial Circuit in and for Okeechobee County, Florida, wherein PNC Bank, National Association successor by merger to National City Bank, successor by merger to Harbor Federal Savings Bank, is the Plaintiff and Lillian F. Grinnell, A/K/A Lillian Frances Grinnell; David McCormack; Ford Motor Credit Company, LLC, F/K/A Ford Motor Credit Company; and Current Tenant(s), are the Defendants, the Clerk of Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in the Jury A ssembly Room, 2nd Floor, at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 312 North West 3rd Street, Okeechobee, FL 34972, at 11:00 am, on July 10, 2013, the following described property set forth in said Order or Final Judgment, to wit: Lot 1, Block 4, Brindaban Forest, Unit Two, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 5, Page 44, Public Records of Okeechobee County, Florida, together with a 1984 CHAD Doublewide Mobile Home, with VIN# GAFL2AE33056796 Title# 22587826 and VIN# GAFL2BE33056796 Title# 22587827. IF YOU ARE A PERSON CLAIMING A RIGHT TO FUNDS REMAINING AFTER THE SALE, YOU MUST FILE A CLAIM WITH THE CLERK OF COURT NO LATER THAN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. IF YOU FAIL TO FILE A CLAIM, YOU WILL NOT BE ENTITLED TO ANY REMAINING FUNDS. AFTER 60 DAYS, ONLY THE OWNER OF RECORD AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MAY CLAIM THE SURPLUS. If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Corrie Johnson, A DA Coordinator, 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. DATED this 4th day of April, 2013. Sharon Robertson, Clerk Okeechobee County, Florida BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk WWR #10053901 Weltman, Weinberg & Reis, Co., L.P.A. A ttorney for Plaintiff 550 West Cypress Creek Road, Suite 550 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309 Telephone # 954-740-5200 Facsimile# 954-740-5290 441056 ON 6/12,19/2013 Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 19 JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 47-2009-CA-000470 PNC BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIAT ION, SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO NATIONAL CITY BANK, SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO HARBOR FEDERAL SAVINGS BANK Plaintiff, V S. A NTHONY BLAIR; et al Defendant(s) NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS HEREBY given pursuant to Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated March 28, 2013, and entered in Case No. 47-2009-CA-000470 of the Circuit Court of the 19th Judicial Circuit in and for Okeechobee County, Florida, wherein PNC BANK, NATIONA L ASSOCIATION, SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO NATIONAL CITY BANK, SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO HARBOR FEDERAL SAVINGS BANK, is the Plaintiff and Anthony Blair; Winsome Charlton and Unknown Tenant(s), are the Defendants, the Clerk of Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in the Jury Assembly Room, 2nd Floor, at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 312 North West 3rd Street, Okeechobee, FL 34972, on July 10, 2013 at 11:00AM the following described property set forth in said Order or Final Jud g 15 Okeechobee News June 12, 2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 19th JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION CASE NO. 2011-CA-272 U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION AS TRUSTEE FOR RAMP 2006EFC2, PLAINTIFF, VS. CAROLYN R. JONES AKA CAROLYN BROWN JONES, ET AL., DEFENDANT(S). NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated March 28, 2013 and entered in Case No. 2011-CA-272 in the Circuit Court of the 19th Judicial Circuit in and for Okeechobee County, Florida wherein U.S. Bank National Association as Trustee for RAMP 2006EFC2 was the Plaintiff and CAROLYN R. JONES AKA CAROLYN BROWN JONES, ET AL., the Defendant(s), I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash, beginning at 11:00 a.m. in the Jury Assembly Room, 2nd Floor, Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 312 NW 3rd St., Okeechobee, FL 34972 on the 3rd day of July, 2013, the following described property as set forth in IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 19TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. CASE No.: 2011CA432 WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A. TRUSTEE POOLING AND SERVICING AGREEMENT DATED AS OF SEPTEMBER 1, 2004 ASSET-BACKED PASSTHROUGH CERTIFICATES SERIES 2004-WHQ1, Plaintiff, vs. Antonio Bonilla; Lolita Bonilla; Sun Trust Bank; Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated March 28, 2013, and entered in Case No. 2011 CA432 of the Circuit Court of the 19th Judicial Circuit in and for Okeechobee County, Florida, wherein WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A. TRUSTEE POOLING AND SERVICING AGREEMENT DATED AS OF SEPTEMBER 1, 2004 ASSET-BACKED PASSTHROUGH CERTIFICATES SERIES 2004-WHQ1, is the Plaintiff, and Antonio Bonilla; Lolita Bonilla; Sun Trust Bank are Defendants, the Clerk of the Circuit Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in the Jury Assembly room, 2nd Floor, of the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, located at 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, FL 34972, at 11:00 o’clock A.M. on the 10th day of July, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Summary Final Judgment, to wit: Lot 47, of Whispering Pines, according to the plat thereof, as recorded in Plat Book 3, at Page 35, of the Public Records of Okeechobee County, Florida Street Address: 3564 NW 8 Avenue, Okeechobee, FL 34972 and all xtures and personal property located therein or thereon, which are included as security in Plaintiff’s mortgage. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus funds from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must le a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated at Okeechobee, Okeechobee County, Florida, this 4th day of April, 2013. Sharon Robertson Clerk of said Circuit Court BY: Sandra L. Creech As Deputy Clerk Clar eld, Okon, Salomone, & Pincus, P.L. Attorney for Plaintiff 500 S. Australian Avenue, Suite 730 West Palm Beach, FL 33406 (561) 713-1400 441076 ON 6/12,19/2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 19TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION: CASE NO.: 472011CA000211CAXXXX BANK OF AMERICA, NA., Plaintiff, VS. KAREN E STEDMAN; SHERMAN WOOD RANCHES HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC.; UNKNOWN TENANT; IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY, Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated the 28th day of March, 2013, and entered in Case No. 472011CA000211CAXXXX, of the CirCrossword Puzzle ACROSS 1 Revisiting the past? 11 __ shot 15 Been thereŽ 16 Country with a green, yellow and red flag 17 Israelites, to many 18 Hone 19 The sport of shooting, in Soissons 20 Took in 21 Finns friend 23 Sarah McLachlans record label 25 Chinese port also known as Xiamen 27 2012 games host country, in Olympics code 28 Come to 29 Like some boxers 31 Who __ we kidding?Ž 32 Personification 34 Tales you can also read backwards? 36 Fakes 39 To reiterate ...Ž 41 Notable Nixon gesture 42 Jenny Fieldss son, in a 1978 best-seller 44 Luv 45 Talked up 47 Certain dieters concern 51 Go (for) 52 Objects 53 Glassy-eyed one 55 Brand named for two states 57 __ favor 58 Whitman of Arrested DevelopmentŽ 59 Essex neighbor 60 Female pop trio since 1979 64 Go back, in a way 65 Only place on Earth where crocodiles and alligators co-exist 66 Lowly worker 67 Pans, and how DOWN 1 Popular mint 2 Mariner from Japan 3 The PianoŽ extras 4 USNA grad 5 Pay for 6 Airport offering 7 Succulent genus 8 Cargo carrier 9 Summer abroad 10 Good thing to learn 11 Duck in the Eurasian taiga 12 Singer known for unconventional outfits 13 Basic math course 14 Second-least populous st. capital 22 Bridge response 24 Immortal college coach 25 Santa __ 26 Illusion 30 Ready to father 33 Let it all out 35 Shepherdprotecting org. 36 KOA amenity 37 Petroleum processing byproduct 38 Pioneer in sidescrolling video games 40 Tearjerkers of a kind 43 61-Down crossers: Abbr. 46 How some stunts are done 48 Fighting force 49 Hole widener 50 One may come with wings 54 Refrain from singing? 56 Bring __!Ž 57 Tudor widow 61 See 43-Down 62 Gp. for teachers 63 Emulate Sir Mix-A-Lot By Neville L. Fogarty ( c ) 2011 Tribune Media Services Inc. 07/30/11 07/30/11 ANSWER TO PREVIOUS PUZZLE: Edited by Rich Norris and Joyce Nichols Lewis xwordeditor@aol.com ment, to wit: Tract 10, Simone Estates A parcel of land lying in Section 22, Township 34 South, Range 34 East, Okeechobee County, Florida, and being more particularly described as follows: Commence at the Southwest corner of said Section 22; Thence N 8808’58” E along the South line of said Section 22, a distance of 110.06 feet to the intersection with the East line of the West 110.00 feet of said Section 22 and the Point of Beginning; Thence N 0000’21” W, along said East line a distance of 1917.60 feet; Thence N 8959’39” E, a distance of 1399.90 feet to POINT I on the centerline of the 70.00 foot wide ingress, egress and utility easement as shown on Map of Simone Estates, dated June 21, 2004; Thence S 0000’05” W, along said centerline, a distance of 310.23 feet to the point of curvature of a curve concave to the Northeast and having a radius distance of 300.00 feet; Thence Southeasterly along said centerline and the arc of said curve, through a delta angle of 3938’09” and a chord of 203.42 feet, an arc distance of 207.53 feet to Point H on said centerline; Thence S 4602’35” W along a non-radial line, a distance of 2040.19 feet to the Point of Beginning. IF YOU ARE A PERSON CLAIMING A RIGHT TO FUNDS REMAINING AFTER THE SALE, YOU MUST FILE A CLAIM WITH THE CLERK OF COURT NO LATER THAN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. IF YOU FAIL TO FILE A CLAIM, YOU WILL NOT BE ENTITLED TO ANY REMAINING FUNDS. AFTER 60 DAYS, ONLY THE OWNER OF RECORD AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MAY CLAIM THE SURPLUS. DATED at Okeechobee County, Florida, this 9th day of April, 2013. SHARON ROBERTSON CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT BY: Sandra L. Creech DEPUTY CLERK WWR # 10054156 Weltman, Weinberg & Reis Co., LPA Attorney for Plaintiff 550 West Cypress Creek Road, Suite 550 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309 Telephone # 954-740-5200 Facsimile# 954-740-5209 441388 ON 6/12,19/2013 said Final Judgment: LOT 6, BLOCK 5, BET-HER ACRES, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 12 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA.ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS OF THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER, AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS, MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN SIXTY (60) DAYS AFTER THE SALE. SHARON ROBERTSON Clerk, Circuit Court BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk Joseph K. McGhee Attorney for Plaintiff Pendergast & Morgan, P.A. 115 Perimeter Center Place South Terraces Suite 1000 Atlanta, GA 30346If 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 711.440765 ON 6/5,12/2013 cuit Court of the 19TH Judicial Circuit in and for Okeechobee County, Florida, wherein BANK OF AMERICA, N.A. is the Plaintiff and KAREN E STEDMAN and SHERMAN WOOD RANCHES HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC. IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY are defendants. The Clerk of this Court shall sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY JUDICIAL CENTER, 312 NW 3RD STREET, JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM, SECOND FLOOR, OKEECHOBEE, FLORIDA 34972, 11:00 AM on the 3rd day of July, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: LOT 21 IN SHERMAN WOOD RANCHES, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 00007, PAGE 0061, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. Property Address: 6541 SE 26TH TRL, OKEECHOBEE, FL 34972 ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE.If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Corrie Johnson, ADA Coordinator, 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. SPANISH: Si usted es una persona discapacitada que necesita alguna adaptacion para poder participar de este procedimiento o evento; usted tiene derecho, sin costo alguno a que se le provea cierta ayuda. Favor de comunicarse con Corrie Johnson, Coordinadora de A.D.A., 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, Fl. 34986, (772) 807-4370 por lo menos 7 dias antes de que tenga que comparecer en corte o inmediatamente despues de haber recibido esta noti cacion si es que falta menos de 7 dias para su comparecencia. Si tiene una discapacidad auditiva o de habla, llame al 711. KREYOL: Si ou se yon moun ki kokobe ki bezwen asistans ou aparey pou ou ka patisipe nan prosedu sa-a, ou gen dwa san ou pa bezwen peye anyen pou ou jwen on seri de ed. Tanpri kontakte Corrie Johnson, Co-ordinator ADA, 250 NW Country Club Drive, suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 O’mwen 7 jou avan ke ou gen pou-ou paret nan tribunal, ou imediatman ke ou resevwa avis sa-a ou si le ke ou gen pou-ou ale nan tribunal-la mwens ke 7 jou; Si ou pa ka tande ou pale byen, rele 711. Dated this 4th day of April, 2013. SHARON ROBERTSON Clerk Of The Circuit Court BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk Choice Legal Group, P.A. 1800 NW 49th Street, Suite 120 Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33309 Telephone: (954) 453-0365 Facsimile: (954) 771-6052 Toll Free: 1-800-441-2438 440705 ON 6/5,12/2013NOTICE OF SALE Rainbow Title & Lien, Inc. will sell at Public Sale at Auction the following vehicles to satisfy lien pursuant to Chapter 713.585 of the Florida Statutes on July 03, 2013 at 10 A.M. *AUCTION WILL OCCUR WHERE EACH VEHICLE IS LOCATED* 2008 HYUNDAI TIBURON VIN#KMHHN66F38U271900Located at: Lehman Auto Body, Inc. 265 US Highway 98 N. Okeechobee, FL 34972Lien Amount: $4,350.00 a) Notice to the owner or lienor that he has a right to a hearing prior to the scheduled date of sale by ling with the Clerk of the Court. b) Owner has the right to recover possession of vehicle by posting bond in accordance with Florida Statutes Section 559.917. c) Proceeds from the sale of the vehicle after payment lien claimed by lienor will be deposited with the Clerk of the Court. Any person(s) claiming any interest(s) in the above vehicles contact: Rainbow Title & Lien, Inc. (954) 920-6020 *ALL AUCTIONS ARE HELD WITH RESERVE* Some of the vehicles may have been released prior to auction LIC # AB-0001256 445705 ON 6/12/2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 19TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA Case No. 2011 CA 284 TD BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, Plaintiff, vs. JAY T. HUFFMAN, et al., Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to the Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated March 19, 2013 (the “Judgment”), entered in Civil Case No. 2011-CA-284 of the Circuit Court of the Nineteenth Judicial Circuit in and for Okeechobee County, Florida, in which TD BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, is Plaintiff, and JAY T. HUFFMAN, UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF JAY T. HUFFMAN, JOHN DOE n/k/a DANIEL LONGWELL, and JOHN DOE n/k/a LINDA BROWN 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 July 3, 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 9, Block 7, a Revised Plat of First Addition to Pine Ridge Park according to the Plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 90, Public Records of Okeechobee County, Florida Together with a 1975 Freedom Mobile Home VIN # 0861492J 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 22, 2013. SHARON ROBERTSON Clerk of Circuit Court BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Cler k 440237 ON 6/5,12/2013 READING A NEWSPAPER...leads you to the best products and services. When doing those chores is doing you in, its time to look for a helper in the classifieds. Buying a car? Look in the classifieds. Selling a car? Look in the classifieds.

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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, CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 472010CA000166CAAXMX NATIONSTAR MORTGAGE, LLC., Plaintiff vs. V IKKI ROGEL A/K/A VIKTORIA ROGEL A/K/A V. ROGEL, et al. Defendant(s) NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure or Order dated March 28, 2013, entered in Civil Case Number 472010CA000166CAAXMX, in the Circuit Court for Okeechobee County, Florida, wherein NATIONSTAR MORTGAGE, LLC is the Plaintiff, and V IKKI ROGEL A/K/A VIKTORIA ROGEL, et al., are the Defendants, I will sell the property situated in Okeechobee County, Florida, described as: LOT 9 AND 10, BLOCK 33, FIRST ADDITION TO SOUTH OKEECHOBEE, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 1, PAGE 17, 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 Floor, Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 312 N.W. Third Street, Okeechobee, FL 34972 at 11:00 AM, on the 10th day of July, 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. DATED: April 4, 2013. SHARON ROBERTSON CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT by: Sandra L. Creech As Deputy Clerk FLORIDA FORECLOSURE A TTORNEYS, PLLC 4855 Technology Way, Suite 500 Boca Raton, FL 33431 (727) 446-4826 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. 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. Si ou se yon moun ki kokobe ki bezwen asistans ou aparey pou ou ka patisipe nan prosedu sa-a, ou gen dwa san ou pa bezwen peye anyen pou ou jwen on seri de ed. Tanpri kontakte Corrie Johnson, Co-ordinator ADA, 250 NW Country Club Drive, suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 O’mwen 7 jou avan ke ou gen pou-ou paret nan tribunal, ou imediatman ke ou resevwa avis sa-a ou si le ke ou gen pou-ou ale nan tribunalla mwens ke 7 jou; Si ou pa ka tande ou pale byen, rele 711. 441077 ON 6/12,19/2013 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 28, 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. 1992 EAGLE TALON VIN #4E3CS44R8NE143367 1998 FORD CONTOUR VIN #1FAFP66L1WK192834 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. 445672 ON 6/12/2013 Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 2009-CA-000296 JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, Plaintiff, VS. TERRY JO LIEURANCE; 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 MARCH 28, 2013 in Civil Case No. 2009-CA-000296, of the Circuit Court of the NINETEENTH Judicial Circuit in and for OKEECHOBEE County, Florida, wherein, JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION is the Plaintiff, and TERRY JO LIEURANCE; RENE TANO LIEURANCE A/K/A RENE TANO LIEURANCE JR.; UNKNOWN TENANT #2 N/K/A LORA GARDNER; UNKNOWN TENANT #1 N/K/A MARK LEHMAN; ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER AND AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANT(S) WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS are Defendants. The clerk of the court, Sharon Robertson will sell to the highest bidder for cash at 11:00 a.m. in the Jury Assembly Room on the 2nd oor of the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, located at 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 34972, on the 10th day of July, 2013, the following described real property as set forth in said Final Summary Judgment, to wit: LOT 32 AND THE SOUTHERLY 1/2 OF LOT 31, BLOCK 2, REVISED PLAT OF WILCOX SHORES, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 5, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA, SAID SOUTHERLY ONE-HALF OF LOT 31, HAVING A FRONTAGE OF 75 FEET ON CANAL AND 24.255 FEET ARC DISTANCE ON 3RD STREET 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. WITNESS my hand and the seal of the court on April 4, 2013. Sharon Robertson CLERK OF THE COURT BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk Aldridge/Connors, LLP Attorney for Plaintiff(s) 7000 West Palmetto Park Rd., Suite 307 Boca Raton, FL 33433 Phone: 561.392.6391 Fax:561.392.6965 IMPORTANTIf 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. 441055 ON 6/12,19/2013 Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOROKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA.CASE No. 472011CA000381CAXXXX US BANK TRUST NA., AS TRUSTEE FOR VOLT ASSET HOLDINGS NPL3 BY VERICREST FINANCIAL INC. SOLELY IN ITS CAPACITY AS SERVICER, PLAINTIFF, VS. SHELLY L. BATTON F/K/A SHELLY L. BRAND, ET AL. DEFENDANT(S). NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to the Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated March 28, 2013 in the above action, I will sell to the highest bidder for cash at Okeechobee, Florida on July 10, 2013, at 11:00 AM, at The Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 2nd Floor, Jury Assembly Room 312 NW 3rd St., Okeechobee, FL 34972 for the following described property: ALL THAT CERTAIN PARCEL OF LAND IN, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, STATE OF FL, AS MORE FULLY DESCRIBED IN OR BOOK 478 PAGE 153 ID# 046-08-023-11-000, BEING KNOWN AND DESIGNATED AS 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-000263 NATIONSTAR MORTGAGE, LLC, Plaintiff, VS. TERRY PAROW, SR.; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF TERRY PAROW, SR.; LINDA PAROW; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF LINDA PAROW; 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: LOT 26 AND THE EAST 1/2 OF LOT 25, BLOCK 99, OKEECHOBEE, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 5, PAGE 5, 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 JULY 3, 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 16 Okeechobee News June 12, 2013 Find it faster. Sell it sooner in the classifiedsLOT 20, BLOCK 3, SECTION 1 OKEECHOBEE HILLS, FILED IN PLAT BOOK 3 AT PAGE 41. 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. The Court, in its discretion, may enlarge the time of the sale. Notice of the changed time of sale shall be published as provided herein. DATED: April 4, 2013. SHARON ROBERTSON CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk of the Court Gladstone Law Group, P.A. 1499 W. Palmetto Park Road, Suite 300 Boca Raton, FL 33486If 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. 441061 ON 6/12,19/2013aparey 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. 440766 ON 6/5,12/2013 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-278 BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., Plaintiff, VS. MATTHEW LEE; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF MATTHEW LEE; BRANDON B. TANKERSLEY; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF BRANDON B. TANKERSLEY; 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); FLORIDA LIVING, LLC; 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: LOT I OF TRACT 14 OF THE EAST 1/2 OF THE EAST 1/2 OF THE NORTH 1/2 OF THE SOUTH 1/2 OF TRACT 14, SECTION 36, TOWNSHIP 34 SOUTH, RANGE 33 EAST AND LOT J, TRACT 14 OF THE WEST 1/2 OF THE EAST 1/2 OF THE NORTH 1/2 OF THE SOUTH 1/2 OF TRACT 14, SECTION 36, TOWNSHIP 34 SOUTH, RANGE 33 EAST, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 4, PAGES 3A THROUGH 3D, 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 JULY 10, 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 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 part nan tribunal, ou imediatman ke ou resevwa avis sa-a ou si le ke ou gen pou-ou ale nan tribunal-la mwens ke 7 jou; Si ou pa ka tande ou pale byen, rele 711. 441057 ON 6/12,19/2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA Case No. 47-2012-CA-000125 WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A.; Plaintiff. vs. JACKEY BAILEY, ET AL, Defendant RE-NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure and an Order rescheduling foreclosure sale dated December 11, 2012 entered in Civil Case No. 47-2012-CA-000125 of the Circuit Court of the NINETEENTH Judicial Circuit in and for Okeechobee County, Florida, wherein WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A., Plaintiff and JACKEY BAILEY, CHERRY SAYLOR, Et Al; are defendant(s). The Clerk will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash, on the Second Floor, Jury Assembly Room, Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 312 North West 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 34972 IN ACCORDANCE WITH CHAPTER 45, FLORIDA STATUTES, AT 11:00 AM, July 3, 2013 the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to-wit: BEING A PARCEL OF LAND LYING IN SECTION 18, TOWNSHIP 37 SOUTH, RANGE 36 EAST, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA, ALSO KNOWN AS LOT 6P ON THE UNRECORDED PLAT OF FOUR SEASONS ESTATES AND BEING FURTHER DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCE AT THE SOUTHEAST CORNER OF SAID SECTION 18, THENCE NORTH 00 5’ 07” EAST ALONG THE EAST BOUNDARY OF SAID SECTION 18 A DISTANCE 2160.35 FEET TO A POINT OF INTERSECTION WITH THE SOUTH BOUNDARY OF AUTUMN DRIVE EXTENDED; THENCE NORTH 8954’53” WEST ALONG THE SOUTH RIGHT-OFWAY OF AUTUMN DRIVE A DISTANCE OF 390.91 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE SOUTH 0004’22” WEST A DISTANCE OF 220.00 FEET TO A POINT; THENCE NORTH 8954’53” WEST A DISTANCE OF 198.00 FEET TO A POINT; THENCE NORTH NOTICE OF SALE Rainbow Title & Lien, Inc. will sell at Public Sale at Auction the following vehicles to satisfy lien pursuant to Chapter 713.78 of the Florida Statutes on June 27, 2013 at 10 A.M. *AUCTION WILL OCCUR WHERE EACH VEHICLE IS LOCATED* 2008 SUZUKI, VIN#KL5JD66Z98K754750Located at: 1254 N.W. 106 Street, Okeechobee, FL 34972Any person(s) claiming any interest(s) in the above vehicles contact: Rainbow Title & Lien, Inc. (954) 920-6020 *ALL AUCTIONS ARE HELD WITH RESERVE* Some of the vehicles may have been released prior to auction LIC # AB-0001256 445561 ON 6/12/2013 0004’22” EAST A DISTANCE OF 220.00 FEET TO A POINT LYING ON THE SOUTH RIGHTOF-WAY OF AUTUMN DRIVE; THENCE SOUTH 89 54’53” EAST ALONG THE SOUTH RIGHT-OF-WAY OF AUTUMN DRIVE A DISTANCE OF 198.00 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. TOGETHER WITH 1992 WESTON MOBILE HOME BEARING ID# GAFLN75A14987WE AND FLORIDA TITLE # 63595610 Property Address: 6278 NE 7TH STREET OKEECHOBEE, FL 34972 ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE.If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Corrie Johnson, ADA Coordinator, 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. DATED at Okeechobee, Florida, this 4th day of April, 2013. SHARON ROBERTSON CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk ATTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF: Marinosci Law Group, P.C. 100 West Cypress Creek Road, Suite 1045 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309 Phone: (954) 644-8704 440708 ON 6/5,12/2013 No wonder newspaper readers have more fun!READING A NEWSPAPER HELPS YOU GET INVOLVED IN THE COMMUNITY. Need a few more bucks to purchase something deer? Pick up some extra bucks when you sell your used items in the classifeids. Looking for a place to hang your hat? Look no further than the classifieds. Find all of our special sections online atspecialsections.newszap.com 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 1 Okeechobee News ~ 2013 Hurricane Preparedness Guide June 2, 2013 Are you ready for a hurricane?Hurricanes are strong storms that cause lifeand property-threatening hazards such as ” ooding, stormsurge, high winds and tornadoes. Preparation is the best protection against the dangers of a hurricane.Know the differenceHurricane Watch „ Hurricane conditions are a threat within 48 hours. Review your hurricane plans, keep informed and be ready to act if a warning is issued. Hurricane Warning „ Hurricane conditions are expected within 36 hours. Complete your storm preparations and leave the area if directed to do so by authorities.What should I do BEFORE a hurricane?€ Listen to a NOAA Weather Radio for critical information from the National Weather Service (NWS). € Check your disaster supplies and replace or restock as needed. € Bring in anything that can be picked up by the wind (bicycles, lawn furniture). € Close windows, doors and hurricane shutters. If you do not have hurricane shutters, close and board up all windows and doors with plywood. € Turn the refrigerator and freezer to the coldest setting and keep them closed as much as possible so that food will last longer if the power goes out. € Turn off propane tanks and unplug small appliances. € Fill your cars gas tank. € Talk with members of your household and create an evacuation plan. Planning and practicing your evacuation plan minimizes confusion and fear during the event. € Learn about your communitys hurricane response plan. Plan routes to local shelters, register family members with special medical needs as required and make plans for your pets to be cared for. € Evacuate if advised by authorities. Be careful to avoid ” ooded roads and washed out bridges. € Because standard homeowners insurance doesnt cover ” ooding, its important to have protection from the ” oods associated with hurricanes, tropical storms, heavy rains and other conditions that impact the U.S. For more information on ” ood insurance, please visit the National Flood Insurance Program web site at www.FloodSmart. gov.What should I do AFTER a hurricane?€ Continue listening to a NOAA Weather Radio or the local news for the latest updates. € Stay alert for extended rainfall and subsequent ” ooding even after the hurricane or tropical storm has ended. € If you evacuated, return home only when of“ cials say it is safe. € Drive only if necessary and avoid ” ooded roads and washed-out bridges. € Keep away from loose or dangling power lines and report them immediatel y to the power company. € Stay out of any building that has water around it. € Inspect your home for damage. Take pictures of damage, both of the building and its contents, for insurance purposes. € Use ” ashlights in the dark. Do NOT use candles. € Avoid drinking or preparing food with tap water until you are sure its not contaminated. € Check refrigerated food for spoilage. If in doubt, throw it out. € Wear protective clothing and be cautious when cleaning up to avoid injury. € Watch animals closely and keep them under your direct control. € Use the telephone only for emergency calls.Let your family know you’re safeIf your community has experienced a hurricane, or any disaster, register on the American Red Cross Safe and Well web site available through RedCross.org/SafeandWell to let your family and friends know about your welfare. If you dont have Internet access, call 1-866-GET-INFO to register yourself and your family. Photo Credit: NOAAFeatured Inside:€ Hurricane Tracking Map . . . . . . . .4 and 5 € Hurricane Names . . .5 € Emergency Numbers . .5 € Tips for Pet Owners . .6 € Hurricane Shelters . . .7 Plus Preparation Tips and Much More! MEET YOURMerantsA Salute to Area Business Availae Oin specialsections. newszap.com Okeechobee NewsSunday, May 26, 2013Special Supplement to Supplement to the € June 5, 2013 Class Motto: You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself in any direction you choose. Youre on your own, and you know what you know. You are the one wholl decide where to go.Ž Dr. Seuss Homecoming King and Queen, Daron Washington and Aubrey Robertson Class Flower: Tulip Class Song: Im Not Gonna CryŽ by Corey Smith Featured Inside: Top Fifteen Prom King and Queen Class Officers Congratulatory AdsClass of 2013 Panoramic Photo

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17 Okeechobee News June 12, 2013 BUSINESS&SERVICEDIRECTORY AIR CONDITIONING ATTORNEYS WANTED TO BUY FURNITURE LOCAL DONATIONS HEALTH FOODS 863-763-6742 7/24 SERVICE FOR OUR CUSTOMERS208 SW 5thAve. € OkeechobeeEMORY WALKER EMORY WALKER CO. INC. CO. INC.Air Conditioning & RefrigerationCAC042747 CAC014022 CAC057129 Serving the Lake Area for 40Years! 763-8391CACO 23499€24/7 Emergency Service€Senior Citizen Discount€ FREE Estimates on System Replacements. We Sell The Best And Service The Rest!Ž HOSKINS, TURCO, LLOYD & LLOYD HoskinsTurco.com 212 S. Parrott Ave Okeechobee357-5800 Local donations helping Local peopleA ministry with a heart for the hurtingFREE PICKUPOkeechobee Campus 7595 NE 128th Ave, Okeechobee, FL863-763-4224www.faithfarm.orgAccepting donations of household goods. Elliotts Pawn Shop419 W.S. Park St. € 863.763-5553W e B u y S c r a p G o l d S i l v e r a n d C o i n s Rebecca Boldt Hamilton, P.A.REBECCA H. BOLDT, Attorney at Law RICHARD W. SEYMOUR, Attorney at Law 863-467-1894 To advertise here email: okeeadsales@newzap.com Special to the Okeechobee News Mrs. Howard, a rst grade teacher at Central Elementary, honored her students with Character Counts classroom awards. She honored Mrs. Ruth Bautista for her excellent help in the classroom. She also recognized all the parent volunteers who helped out during the school year. Mrs. Kimmy Tucker w as honored for serving more than 250 hours in the classroom. A special recognition went to her Donors Choose contributors who helped fund the project "Better Readers make Better Leaders." Those individuals include, Gene and Velma Rayburn, Shirley Self, and Pastor of Oakview Baptist Church, John Garrison. Not pictured donors include: Troy Howard, Amelia Garrison, Floyd Self, Miranda Peterson, Kevin Howard, Gayle and Lynda Bradshaw, and Barbie Campbell. Students pictured include: Gaury Duran, Justice Shanks, Julio Leal, Stephanie Cowham, Gianni Mireles and Rosa Salas. Character counts classroom honors awarded Special to the Okeechobee NewsPenelope VanEman receives her Character Counts Award. Special to the Okeechobee NewsMrs. Ruth Bautista receives her recognition from Mrs. Howard for her contributions to the classroom. Special to the Okeechobee NewsMrs. Howard presents Kimmy Tucker with a gift for giving 250 volunteer hours this year. Special to the Okeechobee NewsDonors choose contributors Stella Fulleda, Gene and Velma Rayburn, Pastor Shirley Self of the Oakview Baptist Church, John Garrison and Mrs. Howard

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 CANCER worrying you?Do you need to talk about it?Big Lake Cancer Center1115 NorthParrott Ave € OkeechobeeRamesh Kumar, MD € William Crook, MD € Julie Santelli, MD, BoardCertified Radiation Oncologists Call: 863.467.9500 FREE Hour Counseling Session RADIATION ONCOLOGISTS FAMILY MEDICINE Raulerson Primary Care 202 NE 2nd Ave Okeechobee, FL 863-467-2159 Jose Villarreal, D.O.is a Family Medicine Doctor who is Board Certified by the American Osteopathic Board of Family Physicians. Of“ ce Hours: M-T 8-5 € F 8-4 Closed for Lunch 12-1Accepting New Patients of all agesraulersonprimarycare.com PODIATRIST DID YOU KNOW... HERE AT FLORIDA FOOT SPECIALIST WE TREAT THE FOLLOWING? Ankle Fractures • Foot Fractures Foot Ulcers • Venous Stasis Ulcers Leg Infections We Also Offer Testing for PAD (Peripheral Arterial Disease) 235 NE 19 th Dr. Shariff & Dr. Roberts treat all forms of fractures & trauma of the foot & leg!Ph: (863) 657-4444 ORTHOPAEDICS Introducing Dr. Benjamin Epstein Dr. Epstein is an experienced orthopaedic surgeon, who has been in practice for 20 years. Dr. Epstein is Board Certi“ed by the American Osteopathic Academy of Orthopedics. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 863-357-0540. Orthopaedic Specialists at Raulerson offers a full range of orthopaedic services including: Replacements & Sports Medicine Great Orthopaedic CareRight Here in OkeechobeeMost insurances and Medicare are accepted.Orthopaedic Specialists at Raulerson is located at 1924 Hwy 441N, Okeechobee (just north of the Hospital, in the blue-roof building) Call for an appointment 863-357-0540. We Treat Kids Too! The hip joint is one of the bodys largest weight-bearing joints. Its a ball-and-socket joint. This helps the hip remain stable even during twisting and extreme ranges of motion. A healthy hip joint allows you to walk, squat, and turn without pain. The most common cause of chronic hip pain and disability is arthritis. Osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and traumatic arthritis are the most common forms of this disease. Hip replacement surgery helps more than 200,000 Americans each year to relieve their hip pain, and get back to enjoying normal, everyday activities. Total hip replacement surgery almost always: € Stops or greatly reduces hip pain. Even the pain from surgery should go away within weeks. € Increases leg strength. Without Hip Replacement Surgery Helps Thousands Annuallyhip pain, youll be able to use your legs more. This will build up your muscles. € Improves quality of life by allowing you to do daily tasks and low-impact activities in greater comfort. € Provides years of easier movement. Most total hip replacements last for many years. Dont let hip pain keep you from what you enjoy doing. You may live for scenic walks, playing doubles with friends or swimming laps in the pool. Dont let hip pain stop you from moving! Get the treatment you need to comfortably move with ease. Dr. Benjamin Epstein, Board Certi“ ed Orthopaedic Surgeon with Orthopaedic Specialists at Raulerson explains My patients seeking relief from joint pain love having access to great orthopaedic care, right here in Okeechobee.Ž No more traveling great distances and inconveniencing yourself and others. The orthopaedic procedures you require are available in you r very own community. If hip pain is keeping yo u from everyday activities and th e weekend recreation you canno t live without, trust an experienced, Board Certi“ ed physician to hel p you love your joints again … sooner. 18 Okeechobee News June 12, 2013

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 REHAB THERAPY/ NURSING HOME We Love to We Love to Care! Care! Okeechobee Okeechobee Health Care Facility Health Care Facility1646 U.S. Highway 441 North 863-763-2226Five-Star Rated Family-Owned &Operated, OHCF has been Providing Rehab & Residential Care to Okeechobee & the Surrounding Communities Since 1984€Rehab, Physical, Occupational, Speech and Out-Patient Therapy €Long-Term Nursing Care Available 7 Days a Week/24 Hours a Day €Secure Dementia and Alzheimers Memory-Care Wing €Delicious Dietitian-Planned MealsStimulating &Fun Daily Activities OPHTHALMOLOGY/ OPTOMETRY/OPTICAL 520 S.Parrott Ave. € Okeechobee Website:www.opticalgalleryeyecare.comOptical Gallery 763-4334763-3403 357-4899Medicare/Medicaid and Most VisionPlans Accepted Comprehensive Eye and Contact Lens Exams Advanced Cataract Microsurgery Diabetic Eye Exams Glaucoma Evaluation & Treatment State of the Art Complete Optical Laboratory Eyeglasses & Contact Lenses Richard L. Soldinger, O.D. David J. Underill, O.D. Board Certified Optometrists Silviano Matamoros, M.D. Board Certified Eye Physician & Surgeon UROLOGY 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 19 Okeechobee News June 12, 2013 Special to the Okeechobee NewsEconomic Council June meetingEconomic Council of Okeechobee members met on June 5 with Ingrid Bon, P.E., Project Manager Forward, who spoke on the Army Corps of Engineers Herbert Hoover Dike Rehabilitation Project. The dike system consists of 143 miles of levee surrounding Lake Okeechobee with 19 culverts, hurricane gates and other water control structures. Pictured (left to right) are Sandy Perry, Chuck Russillo, Gino Martinez, Fred Fanizzi, Frank Irby, Tara Rowley, Ingrid Bon and Jon Geitner. Special to the Okeechobee NewsSeniors vs. CrimeFlorida Attorney General Pam Bondi (center) is presented a Seniors vs. Crime shirt by Senior Sleuth Ray Worley (right) of the Okeechobee Seniors vs. Crime of ce. The of ce covers Glades, Highlands and Okeechobee counties. The Special Project of the Florida Attorney General is sponsored locally by Sheriff Paul May (left) and the Okeechobee County Sheriff's Of ce. If you are someone that thinks they are being taken advantage of, contact the Okeechobee Seniors vs. Crime of ce at 863-763-7924; or, e-mail: okeesvc1@ gmail.com or www.seniorsvscrime.org and just ask for assistance. Special thanks to Attorney General Pam Bondi for her continued support of this valuable project for the elderly.

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 To advertise, contact us at (863) 763-3134 or okeeadsales@newszap.com Lake Motors Inc. Sells Car to Local Celebrity Joe DorseyBy Melissa Lujan Lake Motors Inc. recently sold a car to local celebrity Joe Dorsey, a retired actor and author. Mr. Dorsey has an extensive list of works behind him starting with The Longest Yard (1974) starring Burt Reynolds. Not many residents are aware of the Hollywood actor, who has been in movies including Brainstorm (1983) with Natalie Wood, which he states is his favorite, Grizzly (1976), Pet Sematary II (1992), War Games (1983) and Bat*21 (1988). His TV credits include such series as Murder, She Wrote Simon & Simon Highway to Heaven and L.A. Law Mr. Dorsey has been a resident of Okeechobee since 2005. He loves the Southern cooking and friendly people. A graduate of the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York, he is a current member of the Screen Actors Guild. He is very grateful to Lake Motors Inc. and is happy about his second car. He enjoys having coffee with Robert and Ivan, and is a clear example of their business hospitality. Lake Motors Inc. has been in business in Okeechobee for almost “ve years now. We are very appreciative of the kind people that make up Okeechobee who have supported us with our business since day one. We are always willing to give back to Okeechobee, which has allowed us to grow and be as successful as we are in the auto industry. One of the advantages Lake Motors Inc. has is that clients will always “nd prices clearly marked on each vehicle to assure them. Customers acknowledge the honesty and treatment given at our car lot, and we strive for continued satisfaction. We continue to grow with the help of the staff at the Okeechobee News and the satisfaction in every customer. Wed like to extend a special thank youŽ to Sales Representative Diana Whitehall. We would also like to take this opportunity to welcome those who have not stopped by to do so now. If you have a few minutes, have a cup of coffee, and great prices await you as you sit and look over our inventory. You wont be sorry you did. Lake Motors Inc. now has a Facebook, facebook.com/LakeMotorsInc, which spotlights upcoming events and cars for the convenience of our customers. We would like to know about any other celebrity in town through our Facebook or in person. Lake Motors Inc. likes to acknowledge what Okeechobee has to offer. We look forward to meeting and helping you and welcome back our loyal customers. Robert Crosswrite (L) gives Joe Dorsey keys to the second car he has purchased from Lake Motors Inc. 20 Okeechobee News June 12, 2013 Special to the Okeechobee News/ CES1,000 reading stepsCentral Elementary School has a long history of community partnership with local business owners who actively support our literacy programs. This year Lightsey Seafood Restaurant has graciously donated gift cards in the amount of $40 for students who have acquired 1,000 reading steps in the 100 Book Challenge Independent Reading Program. Pictured above from left to right are Josef Steiert, Keyla Albarren, Rye Dioquino, Isabella Calvillo, and Jose Pineda. Not pictured Balin Devore and Jessie Merry. These are some of the students who achieved 1,000 or more reading steps! Our students have worked hard to improve their reading skills. The 100 Book Challenge Program molds and shapes the desire of our young readers into “Leaders of tomorrow.“ On behalf of Central Elementary School, we would like to thank all of our local business owners for their encouragement and support. Again, a “Whale of thanks” to Lightsey Seafood Restaurant of Okeechobee for supporting our literacy initiative.