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Publication Date: 06-26-2013

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Title: Okeechobee news
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Publication Date: 06-26-2013

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13.95 feetLast Year: 11.83 feet L ake Levels S ource: South Florida Water M anagement District. Depth given i n feet above sea level Wednesday, June 26, 2013 50¢ Plus tax V ol. 104 No. 76 See page 4 for information about how to contact this newspaper. C ommission to d iscuss county b udget ... Page 3 W oman arrested f or third time in a m onth ... Page 7 Store clerk accused of 63 counts of theft ... Page 9 S ymptoms of h eat injury vary ... Page 19 12 compete for $500 prizeBy Tamara KellyOkeechobee News Will the next singing sensation come from Okeechobee? ‘Chobee Idol, patterned after the popular television show “American Idol” will showcase local talent on Saturday. Following auditions for the judges earlier this month, the top 12 contestants were chosen to perform at the public event. The winner will receive a $500 cash prize. ‘Chobee Idol will be held June 29 at the KOA, 4276 US Highway 441 S. Doors open at 6 p.m. Show time is at 7 p.m. Tickets are $10 at the door. The event will bene t the Okeechobee Substance Abuse Coalition. The 12 contestants have varying reasons for entering the competition. Who will be the next ‘Chobee Idol? Taylor Pelham Tim McCoin Alicia Esque Maliah White Cassidy Diana Sarah Douglas Kristin Bacoras Tiffany Etchison Kylie Shirley Samantha Wine D.J. Alderman Ebony Hall See IDOL — Page 12 By Charles M. MurphyOkeechobee News The Shockwaves swim program began another season this month with 80 eager children ready to compete and learn more about swimming. The program continues to be coached by Laura Luchetta. This year she enlisted the help of Okeechobee High School swim coach Stephen Neafsey. Shockwaves start summer swim season Okeechobee News/ Charles MurphyNathanael Bean swims at a recent practice for the Shockwaves. See SWIM — Page 9

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By Charles M. MurphyOkeechobee News After months of study, the U.S. Fish and W ildlife has decided they will not take over ownership of the Edna Pearce Lockett Estate in Fort Basinger as a visitor’s center, museum or support complex for the Northern Everglades Wildlife Refuge. The property is recently been recommended as surplus by the South Florida Water Management District. They conduct a 2013 Land Assessment of all their properties and recommended the property be disposed of, or exchanged for other surplus lands. The district did recommend the property remain open to the public. Charlie Pelizza, Manager of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Pelican Island Wildlife Refuge and others has studied the property for over a year after the proposal for the refuge was made. One of the problems came up was an old barn and other out buildings on the property that might have to be torn down. The estate measures close to 16 acres and includes the main house, a cemetery and 12 other buildings. It might be worth near $1 million on the open market. In recent years the district has negotiated with Florida Atlantic University, Highlands County and the Florida State Park Service, to possibly unload the property, with no success. Lockett Estate not part of wildlife refuge 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 The Okeechobee News will be closed Thursday, July 4th for Independence Day FRIDAY, JULY 5TH DEADLINE Display Advertising.......3 p.m. Tuesday, July 2 SUNDAY, JULY 7TH DEADLINEHave a Safe Holiday! Always on Top of the JobŽRe-Roofing Specialists€ Metal & Shingle Roofs € Flats & Leaks Repair FREE ESTIMATES863-357-3838State Lic.#CCC1327338 2 Okeechobee News June 26, 2013 Today: Partly cloud y with thunderstorms and rain showers in the afternoon. High of 90F with a heat index of 95F. Winds from the ESE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 40%. Tonight: Partly cloudy with a chance o f a thunderstorm and a chance of rain. Lo w of 73F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance o f rain 20%.Extended ForecastThursday: Partly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm and a chance of rain in the afternoon. High of 91F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 40%. Thursday Night: Partly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm and rain. Low o f 73F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 20%. Friday: Overcast with a chance of a thunderstorm and rain, then thunderstorms in the afternoon. High of 90F. Okeechobee Forecast Special to the Okeechobee News Just as family barbecues, reworks and parties are being planned for Independence Day, Waste Management asks its customers to keep a few safety and environmental tips in mind. For a greener barbecueWaste Management urges consumers to consider using lump coal made from invasive tree species or harvested from sustainable managed forests. Additionally, petroleum-free charcoal starter is available for purchase at many household discount and hardware stores. Properly disposing of those coals from your Independence Day barbecue can also make y our holiday safer for yourself and your local trash-hauling crews. “Just as those coals helped to get the re started in your barbecue, they can also start a re in your trash container or, once emptied into the back of one of our trucks, ignite the materials around it,” said Teresa Chandler of Waste Management of Okeechobee. “Coals that appear to be cooled can create an unsafe situation for you, y our neighbors and our employees. Remember that coals can stay hot for hours, or even days, after you have nished using them.” Coals or ashes fresh from the barbecue should never be disposed directly into your collection container or in your green waste container. Coals should be cooled for several days, and then placed in a metal container with a tight lid for proper disposal in your waste container. To speed up the cooling process, you can carefully place coals in a metal container full of water to “drown” them like you would a camp re. Remember: never place coals – even if you think they’re cool in plastic, paper or wood containers.Proper disposal of reworks debris Fireworks also require special handling when the celebration is over. The National Council on Fireworks Safety advises soaking used reworks in water and letting them sit for 15 minutes before disposal. Dispose of all rework debris, used matches, wrappers, etc. in your trash can to prevent littering and water contamination from gunpowder residue. Furthermore, reworks spew gunpowder, heavy metals and accelerants into our air. To help improve air quality and still enjoy the reworks festivities, avoid setting off personal displays, and check out your local area’s show. You can also encourage your city of cials to start using more environmentally friendly reworks methods. Greening that red, white and blue partyFourth of July parties are another great opportunity to show your patriotism for the planet. Here are some eco-friendly party tips to help you go red, white, and green:  Each year, Americans toss out enough paper and plastic cups, forks and spoons to circle the equator 300 times. Using reusable dishware is always best, but if that’s not practical, try to buy environmentally friendly, disposable tableware instead. Look for products made out of renewable and biodegradable materials like sugar cane and bamboo, or ones made from 100 percent recycled materials.  When entertaining, be sure to provide a convenient, clearly marked receptacle for recycling next to any trash cans. To be even greener, add a bin for food scraps that you can compost later.  Think locally when planning your menu. Shipping ingredients from another part of the world requires a tremendous amount of fuel. Look to your nearest farmers’ market for in-season fruits and vegetables, as well as meat, eggs, and dairy products. They’re fresher, taste better, and are oftentimes priced the lowest.  Use aluminum foil instead of plastic wrap to cover and store food. Clean foil can be crumpled up and tossed into the recycling bin, making it the better option.  Scrap your traditional paper party invitations and go digital. Online evites are often free, and help cut back on the four billion trees forested each year for paper products.  Encourage guests to car pool; it helps save time, money and the environment. Let guests know who else is coming from their area, and offer to put them in contact with someone who might be able to give them a ride, or might appreciate getting a ride from them. “With just a little extra effort, local area residents can have a safe, fun and eco-friendly 4th of July,” said Ms. Chandler. “We know summer is a fun and busy time, and hope these simple tips will help keep thinking green a priority.” Tips for a safe and sustainable holiday Seniors play bluegrass musicThe senior country music program has begun again this year at the Okeechobee Senior Center. All persons age 60 and over are invited to participate every Wednesday from noon to 1:30 p.m.

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By Katrina ElskenOkeechobee News The Okeechobee County Board of Commissioners will consider the 2013-2014 county budget at their Thursday, June 27 meeting. County administrator Robbie Chartier will update the commission on the general fund projections. The board will look at the total amount of funding from ad valorem taxes and the allocation of available revenue for reserves and expenditures. In Thursday’s meeting, the county commission will also hear an update from Emergency Management Director Mitch Smeykal on the 2014 Atlantic tropical cyclone season. Other items on the agenda for Thursday include the following.  Commissioners will consider the purchase of 16 sets of re ghting bunker gear from North American Fire Company for $27,866.  The commission will vote on awarding a bid for the interior demolition of the Advance Stone Building on N.W. 16th Blvd.  The board will hear a report of the Florida Department of Transportation 5-year work plan. County commission to consider 2013-14 budget 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 FREE COUPONS, TIPS, AND MORE!Join for FREE at publix.com/babyclub or pick up a form at Publix. Residential Commercial FREE EstimatesRoofing with the name you trust!Licensed and Insured St. Lic. CCC046939Dont make a Mistake! Call Big Lake 863-763-ROOF (7663) & REPAIRSROOFING 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 3 Okeechobee News June 26, 2013 Special to the Okeechobee NewsA Child’s World visits Arnold’s WildlifeThe children at A Child’s World enjoyed a trip to Arnold’s Wildlife on Wednesday, June 19. The children learned a lot of interesting facts about the wildlife at this facility. The brave children that are touching the snake are (left to right) Arriana Cook, Brandon Bass and Adriana Garcia. If you go ...WHAT: Okeechobee County Commission meeting WHEN: Thursday, June 27, 9 a.m. WHERE: Historic Okeechobee County Courthouse 304 N.W. Second St. WATCH LIVE ONLINE: www.co.okeechobee. .us

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County budget Sheriff May is in a dif cult spot. He is responsible for the safety of the county. He is telling the county commission what he needs to keep the people safe. The commissioners are in a dif cult spot because taxes are already high and the voters don’t want to pay even higher taxes. People want better service than they are willing to pay for. The elected of cials are caught in the middle.  The reason this county is in such poor shape is the inability of most of the county commissioners to listen to the people who v oted them in. We would have the monies needed and more is they would have voted on letting Okee-Tanie be developed into a showcase RV resort that the whole county could use and they would have collected $1.6 million dollars plus in advance, But no, as usual the wants of the few outweigh the w ants of many. When election time comes I w ill be at every spot that the candidates are campaigning and tell the truth on what is going on. You’re not going to like what you hear.  Here we go again. The sheriff’s of ce needs more money. It was the same thing last year. What’s next?  They need to install GPS tracking dev ices in all county vehicles so they can justify to the taxpayers the need for more money because what I see is a lot of waste.  If we don’t raise the pay rate for deputies, we will not get good applicants. Think about just who you want to have running around with a badge and a gun.  I like Sheriff May. I think he has done a good job. But as a taxpayer, I have to ask why he can’t take a harder look at the department and make some cuts. I have not had a raise since 2007. My bills have gone up. I pay more in payroll taxes. I would be thrilled to have a retirement plan that only cost me 3 percent of my pay. I have to save what I can on my own. If the sheriff’s of ce gets more money, that money is coming from the taxpayers. I am barely getting by as it is. Unless they can nd another funding source, I think they need to rethink that budget.  Our current total tax rate is higher than most counties on the coast and you want to add tax to it?  I currently pay an extra tax for the re department that takes 45 minutes to get to my area and I pay extra re tax for vacant land that the county re department doesn’t respond to because they send the Forest Service. I pay an extra tax to the EMTs which again takes 45 minutes to respond. I live in the country and I am willing to accept that it takes 45 minutes for the re department to respond but it upsets me that I have to pay extra for such poor service. If the re was gone tomorrow it wouldn’t change one thing in my life. I am already paying extra on my homeowner’s insurance because I live more than 3 miles from the e department and if I can wait 45 minutes for an EMT than it is not an emergency.  The idea to use a fee to fund law enforcement has been discussed in the past and the idea was if they collected a “per residence” fee, they would lower the ad valorem tax rate. So more people would be paying in. The idea was that getting the ad valorem tax rate down would encourage businesses to relocate here.  From what I read in the paper, we can’t rely on the money from the land ll. It is less and less every year. I think the county is doing the right thing to try to save that money and use it for special projects and emergencies. You can’t count on it to balance the budget. But the deputies and other county employees who have not had a raise and who have seen their paycheck shrink due to the federal taxes and the 3 percent to retirement are hurting too. They are getting very discouraged and the most quali ed are looknig for better paying jobs elsewhere. It is a very dif cult time for all of us and all I can do is pray for our elected of cials and for all of us. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 4 Okeechobee News June 26, 2013 Public Forum/Speak Out Speak Out has moved online, where it is quicker and easier to share your ideas and converse with others. Go to www.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 topics. You may also comment using y our Facebook login in the comments s ection after stories posted on that s ite. Those who do not wish to comm ent online may email comments to okeenews@newszap.com or mail comments to Okeechobee News, 107 S .w. 17th Street, Suite D., Okeechobee, F lorida 34974, or drop written comm ents through the mail slot in the of ce door. What follows is a sam pling of s ome of the discussions currently taking place. Thanks for participating! Primera Iglesia Bautista De is hosting Vacation Bible School at 5051 N.W. 30th St., in Okeechobee. It begins Wednesday, June 26, and continues June 27 and 28 from 6:30 – 9:30 p.m. If you need transportation, please call 863-697-9481. There will be a Gospel sing at the 7th Day Christian Church 912 NW Park St, featuring the Cannanland Gospel Singers. Friday June 28 at 7:30 p.m. the public is invited. Come and Enjoy an evening of worshiping and singing. The Fifth-Sunday community-wide service, sponsored by the Okeechobee Ministerial Association (OMA) will be held on Sunday, June 30, at 6 p.m. at Church of Our Saviour at 200 N.W. 3rd St. Rev. Dr. Edward Weiss will be preaching, the Okeechobee Community Choir will be singing, and many members of the Ministerial Association will be participating in the service. Come, hear the word of the Lord preached and enjoy the fellowship this unique, small-town community-wide service provides. Fellowship time to follow the service. Churches and groups represented in OMA are: Church of Our Saviour Episcopal, Cornerstone Baptist, Faith Farm Ministries, First United Methodist, Life Community Church, Lighthouse Refuge, More to Life Ministries, Northside Baptist, Okeechobee Community Choir, Okeechobee Correctional Institute, Okeechobee Presbyterian, Real Life Children’s Ranch, St. Stephens AME and The Gathering. Ministers of other churches and ministries are invited to join the OMA on the second Wednesday of every month at noon at The Lodge Restaurant. Jesus Holy Ghost Crusade Church 1401 N.E. Park Street building fund yard sale will be the rst and second Saturday of every month to raise money to pay for the church building. They are also accepting donations to sell. For information, please call Crystal at 863-643-9194. Kingdom Rock Vacation Bible School An Epic Adventure Awaits at the Seventh-day Adventist Church at 412 N.W. 6th St., from July 7 12. VBS starts daily at 6 p.m. and ends at 8:30 p.m. Ages 3-12 welcome. Please come and bring a friend! For information call 863-801-4651. Come one! Come ALL! Tour the globe with Jesus! First United Methodist Church’s Vacation Bible School is this week, June 1721, with an “Everywhere Fun Fair” on Sunday, June 23. Christian Worship may loo k 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!” Evenings begin at 5:30 p.m. with a light dinner. For information, contact the Church Of ce, 200 N.W. 2nd Street, 863-763-4021. Okeechobee Christian Church will hold Vacation Bible School called Kingdom Rock from June 24-28. Kingdom Rock is for kids from 4 years to 8th grade and will run from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. each day. We will also have a pre-registration day on Saturday, June 22, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Okeechobee Christian Church. For more information, call 863-467-7858. Peace Lutheran Church Vacation Bible School will be June 24-28 for ages PreK through 5th grade. It will be at the church Fellowship Hall 6 to 8:30 p.m. The church youth group, CRAVE, will be helping and it is sure to be lots of fun for everyone! First Baptist Church of Okeechobee ’s Vacation Bible SchoolColossal Coaster Worldwill be July 8–12 from 8:30 a.m. – noon. VBS is for kids going into Kindergarten through 5th Grade. For more info: 863-763-2171, fbcokee.org, or come by the church at 401 SW 4th St. Local churches plan special music and events Places ofWorship

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 5 Okeechobee News June 26, 2013 Special to the Okeechobee NewsThe Carson Williams/Remy Lou Durrance Memorial Scholarship was presented by Raybon Durrance and Randy Barnes to Jordan Faircloth and Carlee Brown at the 2013 Okeechobee High School Scholarship Night. Special to the Okeechobee NewsThe Frank W. Williamson Memorial Scholarship was awarded by Sonny Williamson to Kailey Hoover. Special to the Okeechobee NewsThe Okeechobee Retired Teachers Assoc. was awarded by Gay Carlton to Monica Hernandez. Special to the Okeechobee NewsThe Chaka’s Stars scholarship was awarded by Chaka Smith to Jose Santibanez, Cade Stokes, Jack Radebaugh and D.J. Washington. Special to the Okeechobee NewsThe OCRA Scholarship was presented to Tyler Barber and Brianna Tijerina. Special to the Okeechobee NewsThe Chaka’s Stars scholarship was awarded by Chaka Smith to Anissa Demezier. Special to the Okeechobee NewsThe Billy Douglas Fire ghters Memorial Scholarship was awarded by Judy Douglas to Dalton Hodges and Cheyenne Thibodeau. Special to the Okeechobee NewsThe OHS FFA Chapter Scholarship was awarded by Dylan Tedders to Cody Casperson. Special to the Okeechobee NewsThe Republican Party Scholarship was awarded by Debi Large to Tyler Chartier. OHS Class of 2014 formal senior photos scheduledMembers of Okeechobee High School Class of 2014 can schedule senior photo appointments for July 8 and 9. Photos will be taken at Okeechobee High School. Call to schedule an appointment: 800-749-2796 ext. 1 or 772-463-0457. Visit the Okeechobee High School web site or like “OHS Journalism” on Facebook for more information. OHS students honored at annual Scholarship Night

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E agles North hosts bingoEagles North, 9985 U.S. 441 N., will have b ingo Wednesday, June 26, at 5:30 p.m. On F riday, June 2,8 the Eagles will serve steak or sh from 5:30 until 9 p.m. Saturday, June 29, E agles will host card bingo at 5:30 p.m. A mpli ed telephones offeredOn Thursday, June 27 Deaf and Hard of H earing Services of the Treasure Coast, Inc. w ill be in Okeechobee distributing Free amp li ed telephones to deaf, hard of hearing, s peech impaired and deaf/blind individuals b y appointment only. For information, call 7 72-334-2233.Splash Party postponedThe B.R.A.T. Club's Summer Splash Party o riginally planned for June 29, has been p ostponed. It will be rescheduled. D inner to help rodeo teamA barbecue dinner fundraiser is planned t o bene t the Okeechobee High School rod eo team national quali ers, on Saturday, J une 29, from 10;30 a.m. until 3 p.m. at Eli's W estern Wear. Tickets are a $10 donation f or ribs or chicken and all the xin's. Delive ry is available. Call John's Leather & Saddle R epair at 863-824-2600 for information. Legion offers Sunday bingoAmerican Legion 64 will once again host Sunday night bingo beginning June 30 at 6:30 p.m. Doors will 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 bene t the American Legion veterans programs. The event is open to the public. Commissioner hosts coffeeCoffee with the Commissioner will be hosted by Commissioner Frank Irby on Tuesday, July 2 from 10 a.m. until noon at the Brown Cow Sweetery, 103 S.W. Park St. Citizens wanting to take part are urged to call 863-763-6441 to schedule an appointment.Stop smoking class openingA free quit smoking class is opening nearby. It will be held at Okeechobee County Library, at 206 S.W. 16th St., on Wednesdays. There will be six sessions: July 10 17, 24, 31, Aug. 7, and 14. Sessions will start at 5:30 p.m.Collaborative Council to meetThe next meeting of the Community Collaborative Council, a part of the Shared Services Network of Okeechobee, will be Tuesday, July 23 at 10 a.m. in the board room of the school board of ce. Please bring backto-school items for needy and foster children to the July meeting.Five wishes workshop offered Hospice of Okeechobee presents hands on workshop on communicating your ve wishes. Five wishes is a check list which explains the ve wishes in case of serious illness. The dates through 2013 are June 6, July 11, Aug. 1, Sept. 5, Oct. 3, Nov. 7 and Dec. 5. The workshop will be held at the Okeechobee Public Library, 206 S.W. 16th St., at 2 p.m. For information, call 863-4672321.Free July 4th event plannedThe Okeechobee 4th of July celebration will get under way at 4 p.m. at Okee-Tantie park with no admission charge. There will be a public safety expo as well as a number of games and competitionsincluding a hot dog eating contest, a pie eating contest and an ice cream eating contest. There will also be a frozen T-shirt contest that should be really cool for the participants, as well as a baking contest. The winner of that baking competition will receive $25. Dairy Queen is sponsoring the Kids' Fun Zone that will include bounce houses, face painting, a dunk tank and, of course, ice cream. Non-pro t vendors will also be on hand selling various types of foods. Even though there is no admission charge and the events are free, there will be a cost for food. The nale will begin at 9 p.m. with the Zambelli reworks show. The reworks will be set off on the levy of the Kissimmee River directly across from the Okee-Tantie Marina. If rain should put a damper on the event, it will be staged Friday, July 5. Entry forms for the baking contest can be found at: the sheriff's of ce, 504 N.W. Fourth St.; or online at www.okeechobeefop.com; or, by calling Cpl. Hazellief at 863-634-5255 or Mr. Mixon at 863-634-1778.CASTLE seeking volunteersIf you have a few hours to spare and share your great parenting techniques, call CASTLE today. Teaching Safe Parenting, CASTLE's mission is to stop child abuse before it even happens by empowering parents with the education necessary to create successful, loving, and nurturing families. We are currently seeking volunteers for our Safe Families Program. We're making a difference, one family at a time. Call 772-465-6011 or e-mail hr@castletc.org for information.DeMolay club to meet locallyBig Water DeMolay meets at 105 N.W. Fifth Ave. on the rst and third Thursday o f every month at 6 p.m. for young men 12 to 21. Parents are also invited. Call L. Keith Tomey II at 863-763-8072 for information. DeMolay is an international non-pro t organization sponsored by a Masonic Lodge but members are not required to be related to Masons.Republican women will meetOkeechobee has a new ladies' club, the Okeechobee County Federated Republican Women's Club has been established and is inviting new members to join us. We meet at Cowboy's in the private dining room on the last Tuesday of every month. Membership paperwork can be picked up at a meeting or by sending an e-mail to OkeechobeeCFRW@gmail.com. Any other information can be obtained by contacting the club pres2 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.Ramsey A. Osceola, 40OKEECHOBEE Ramsey A. Osceola died Sunday, June 23, 2013, in Ft. Pierce at Lawnw ood Regional Medical Center. Born in Ft. Lauderdale, he was a life-time resident of the Brighton Seminole Reservation. Ramsey was a member of the Seminole Bible Baptist Church. Ramsey was preceded in death by a brother, Billy Osceola and a sister, Abby Osceola. He is survived by a son, River Osceola and daughter, Deandre Osceola, both of Oklahoma; his mother, Addie Osceola of the Brighton Reservation; brothers, Rodney Osceola and Reno (Kelli) Osceola, both of the Brighton Reservation; a half-sister, Brenda Tommie of the Big Cypress Seminole Reservation; and a hosts of nieces and nephews. Graveside services will be held today, W ednesday, June 26, 2013, at Ortona Cemetery at 10 am. Friends may leave condolences online at w ww.buxtonseawinds.com All arrangements are under the direction and care of Matthew and Paul Buxton of BuxtonSeawinds Funeral Home and Crematory. 3833 SE 18th Terrace, Okeechobee, Fla.Richard "Rick" Daniels, 56OKEECHOBEE Richard "Rick" Daniels passed away June 23, 2013. He was born August 6, 1956 in Vero Beach and came to Okeechobee in 1974. He was the owner/operator of Daniels Plumbing. He was of the Baptist faith. Mr. Daniels was preceded in death by his mother, Lois Marie Daniels and his father, Leonard Eugene Daniels, Sr. He is survived by his wife of 25 years, Cheryl Daniels; son, Jared Daniels; brother, Gene Daniels all of Okeechobee; two sisters, Penny Crowe of Vero Beach and Sandra Daniel of Port St. Lucie. A gathering will be held 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. Thursday, June 27, 2013 at Buxton and Bass Okeechobee Funeral Home on Highway 441 North. Those wishing to leave a message of condolence may sign the online register book at www. OkeechobeeFuneralHome.com All arrangements are entrusted to the care of Buxton & Bass Okeechobee Funeral Home, 400 North Parrott Avenue, Okeechobee Florida 34972. Shirley A. Upthegrove, 72OKEECHOBEE Shirley A. Upthegrove died at Raulerson Hospital on Saturday, June 22, 2013. She was born in Green River, N.C. but relocated as a teenager to Okeechobee in 1956. She enjoyed reading, crossword puzzles, and watching soap operas. Her husband, Otis Upthegrove, preceded her in death. Survivors include sons, Leonard (Patricia) Upthegrove of St. Cloud, Fla., David Upthegrove of Okeechobee; daughter, Joyce (Charles) Upthegrove Murphy of Okeechobee; four grandchildren, Kristina, Nicole, Eric and Tori; four great-grandchildren; brothers, Clinton Capps of Mobile, Ala., Rondall Capps of Hendersonville, N.C.; sisters, Sarah Jones, Bessie (Mert) Chastain, both of Hendersonville, N.C., Beulah Libby of Lake Wales, Fla. and Syble (Charles) Maybin, also of Hendersonville, N.C. Visitation will be held on Thursday, June 27, 2013, from 10 am until service time of 11 am at Buxton-Seawinds Funeral Home with Pastor Clinton Curington of Okeechobee Missionary Baptist Church of ciating. In lieu of owers, friends may make contributions in Shirley's name to Hospice of Okeechobee, P.O. Box 1548, Okeechobee, FL 34973. Online condolences may be made at www. buxtonseawinds.com Arrangements are under the direction and care of Matthew and Paul Buxton of Buxton-Seawinds Funeral Home, 3833 S.E. 18th Terr., Okeechobee, Fla. Obituaries 6 Okeechobee News June 26, 2013 C ommunity Events Brought to you by:“Your Air Conditioning and Plumbing Specialist”863.763.6461Lic#CAC1817236 ident, Josie Weeks-Elliott, at 863-634-8474FP&L assistance availableThe Salvation Army has FP&L (Florid a Power and Light) funding available to assist quali ed consumers. Please call 1-863-763-6020 for guidelines and information, Mondays and Tuesdays, between the hours of 10 a.m. 2:30 p.m.Yard sale closing for summerReal Life Children's Ranch yard sale will be closed for the summer. The sale will reopen in the fall.

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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).  Nina Lynne Cyr, 31, N.W. 151st Terrace, Okeechobee, was arrested June 20 by the Okeechobee Narcotics Task Force on a felony charge of possession of cocaine. Her bond was set at $5,000.  Daniel Exantus Jr., 27, N.E. 13th A ve., Okeechobee, was arrested June 21 by Deputy Fred Bradley on an Okeechobee County warrant charging him with the felonies of sale/manufacture/delivery of cocaine within 1,000 feet of a park and possession of cocaine within 1,000 feet of a park. His bond was set at $150,000.  Alfredo Urvina, 45, N.E. 64th Ave., Okeechobee, was arrested June 21 by Deputy Megan Holroyd on an Okeechobee County warrant charging him with the felony of false imprisonment. His bond was set at $50,000.  Samuel Medrano, 26, N.W. 18th A ve., Okeechobee, was arrested June 22 by Deputy John Hazy on a felony charge of tampering with physical evidence, and misdemeanor charges of possession of marijuana under 20 grams and possession of drug paraphernalia. His bond was set at $3,500.  Daniel Morales, 19, N.E. 11th St., Okeechobee, was arrested June 22 by Deputy John Hazy on a felony charge of tampering with physical evidence and a misdemeanor charge of possession of marijuana under 20 grams. His bond was set at $3,000.  Kyle Ramone McBride, 26, Thomas St., St. Paul, Minn., was arrested June 23 by Deputy Corporal Chris Hans on a DOC warrant charging him with the felonies of violation of probation possession of oxycodone and violation of probation possession of ecstasy. He is being held without bond.  Robert Francis Medina, 40, U.S. 441 S.E., Okeechobee, was arrested June 24 by Officer Lawrence Parzygnat on a Highlands County warrant charging him with the felony of violation of probation sale of cocaine within 1,000 feet of a school. He is being held without bond.  Khadijah N. Murray, 18, N.E. Third St., Okeechobee, was arrested June 24 by Deputy Nathaniel Mitchell on DOC warrants charging her with the felonies of violation of probation burglary of a structure, violation of probation grand theft-firearm (two counts) and violation of probation armed burglary of a dwelling. She is being held without bond.  Anthony Gerald Vickers, 21, S.E. 24th Blvd., Okeechobee, was arrested June 24 by Deputy Aric Majere on a DOC warrant charging him with the felonies of violation of probation giving valse information to a secondary metal recycler and violation of probation grand theft-motor vehicle. He is being held without bond.  Brenda Sessions Kemp, 64, N.E. 39th Blvd., Okeechobee, was arrested June 24 by Deputy Nathaniel Mitchell on an Okeechobee County warrant charging her with the felony of failure to file tax returns. Her bond was set at $1,000.  Alexandria Paige Norman, 23, S.W. 19th St., Okeechobee, was arrested June 24 by Deputy Nathaniel Mitchell on an Okeechobee County warrant charging her with the felony of possession of a controlled substance (diazepam). Her bond was set at $2,500. This column lists arrests and not convictions, unless otherwise stated. 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Detective Mark Shireman, of the Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Of ce (OCSO), stated in his arrest report that Powell reportedly stole a credit card and its personal identi cation number then went to an ATM at a local bank and withdrew $400 in cash from the victim’s account. She allegedly perpetrated this crime while out on bond following an earlier arrest. Powell’s rst arrest came on May 16 when OCSO Deputy Yero Todman charged her with the felonies of grand theft and uttering a forged instrument. The deputy’s arrest report indicated that she took personal checks from the victim, forged the victim’s name and then cashed the instruments. Deputy Todman stated that she took six checks then cashed them for a total of $1,025. Powell reportedly told the deputy that she took the checks so she could “... hang with friends and show them I also had money to spend like they do.” The woman was then released from jail on her own recognizance by a judge at her rst appearance hearing. Records show that Powell was then arrested again on June 19, this time by OCSO Deputy Nathaniel Mitchell. She was arrested on an Okeechobee County warrant charging her with ve felony counts of forgery and ve felony counts of uttering a forged bill. This time her bond was set at $55,000. Because Powell was arrested on an Okeechobee County warrant no further information regarding the charges was provided in arrest paperwork. Detective Shireman indicated in his arrest report that Powell used the stolen credit card to get $400 in cash. The reason for the alleged theft, said the detective, was the same as in her prior case. “Ms. Powell said she wanted to have money and spend money like her friends, and this is why she conducted the transaction,” he stated in his report. When that card was rendered inactive by the issuing company Powell tried to reactivate it but gave up when she couldn’t answer a security question, pointed out the detective. At that point, the woman apparently cut up the card and threw it away. Local woman arrested for third time in a month Peggy Powell Okeechobee Arrest Report

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 9 Okeechobee News June 26, 2013 “Things are going fantastic,” she said, “The roster is larger, the parents are amazingly supportive and the kids are working hard.” The roster had 75 kids last year. They range in age from 4-18 years of age. The fee is $60 per child. The program is administered by Okeechobee County Recreation Department. They practice Monday through Friday mornings for two hours a day during the summer months. This year they have ve meets. Two w ill be held in Okeechobee on June 29 and J uly 20. Luchetta said she loves to coach children. She has taught at South Elementary School, fourth grade, for the past four years. She has coached the Shockwaves for six years. She said swimming is just a great all-around sport and athletes that don’t excel in ground sports can excel in the swimming pool. She said the sport improves the self-esteem of swimmers. She noted when she took over there were only 20 kids in the program. She said having consistent coaching has helped the program grow. She said a lot of kids join by w ord of mouth or have had a family member on the team. There are a large number of kids 10 and under, especially between the ages of eight and 10 years old this season. She predicted these kids will stick with the sport and eventually help the high school swim program. Luchetta attended Fitchburg State College in Massachusetts and graduated in 2004. She also swam for a YMCA USS squad during high school. She describes the swimming pool as a classroom on the water. “We emphasize stroke technique, good sportsmanship and team work. These kids are very proud of themselves when they compete and they look to see their improvement in times and strokes. They also cheer on the other swimmers.” Luchetta said having Neafsey involved this summer will really help her have more oneon-one time with swimmers. She also plans to work with small groups of swimmers to improve their skills. “Swimming is my life and I love watching kids grow and succeed,” she added. Many of the Okeechobee swimmers fared well at the June 15 meet in West Palm Beach. In 100-meter medley relay, Okeechobee teams won both races: girls, ages 4-8 Kailey May, Cuyler Maxwell, Rachel Hogenkamp and Emily Johnson; boys 4-8, Landon Arrants, Bryan Holtkamp, Damian Betts and Ryan Conrad. In the 200-meter medley relay races, Okeechobee teams also placed rst: Girls 9-10: Rylann Maxwell, Layla Gaucin, Natalie Mitchell and Sophia Galletto; girls, 11-12, Ashlyn Lafferty, Annalise Bean, Sydney Hendrix and Meghann Hotmire; girls 13-14, Madison Ursy, Morgan Bolan, Christina Orender and Jacqueline Orender; girls 15-18, Cheyenne Lusk, Billie Levitt, Hunter Bosworth and Neresa McLaren; boys 15-18, Cameron Whitlock, Danny Ursy, Nathanael Bean and Michael Muros. (Muros is 14 but swims on 15-18 relay team. Shockwaves would otherwise not have enough swimmers for a relay team in this division.) In the 25-yard freesytle races, Okeechobee swimmers who placed rst were Johnson (girls, 4-6), Brody Gearns-Medrano (boys, 4-6); May (girls 7-8); Mitchell (girls 9-10); Gabriel Hall (boys, 9-10); Hendrix (girls 11-12); J. Orender (girls, 13-14); Muros (boys 13-14); Bosworth (girls 15-18) and Bean (boys, 15-18). In the 25 yard breast stroke races, rst place went to May (girls, 7-8). In the 50 yard breast stroke races, rst place went to Okeechobee swimmers: Galletto (girls, 9-10); Hall (boys 9-10); Hotmire (girls 11-12); Bolan (girls, 1314); Muros (boys, 13-140: Lusk (girls 15-18); and Ursy boys, 15-18. In the 25-yard backstroke races, Okeechobee swimmers placing rst included: Maxwell (girls, 4-6); Gearns-Medrano (boys, 4-6); Lusk (girls, 7-8); and Betts (boys, 7-8). In the 50-yard backstroke races, Okeechobee swimmers placing rst were: Galletto (girls, 9-10); Hall (boys, 9-10); Hendrix (girls 11-12); J. Orender (girls, 13-14); Zachar y (boys, 13-14); Lusk (girls, 15-18); and, Urs y (boys, 15-18). In the 25-yard butter y, Okeechobee swimmers taking rst place were: Johnson (girls 4-6); May (girls 7-8); Conrad (boys 7-8). In the 50 yard butter y, Okeechobee swimmers taking rst place were: Raquel Todd (girls 9-10); Addonai McLaren (boys, 9-10); Dayton a O’Brien (girls 11-12); Andee Garcia (girls, 1314); Bosworth (girls 15-18); and Bean (boys 15-18). In the 100-yard individual medley races, Okeechobee swimmers placing rst were: Mitchell (girls 9-10); Lafferty (girls 11-12); Urs y (girls, 13-14); Muros (boys, 13-14); Bosworth (girls, 15-18); and Bean (boys 15-18). In the 100-yard freestyle relay races, rst place went to: (girls 4-8), Maxwell, May, Mamie McCoy and Johnson; (boys, 4-8) Holtkamp, Gearns-Medrano; Conrad and Betts. In the 200-yard freestyle relay races, Okeechobee teams taking rst place were: (girls 9-10) Gaucin, Maxwell, Galletto and Mitchell; (11-12) Hendrix, Hotmire; Kassidee Cloud; Daytona O’Brien; (girls, 13-14) Andee Garcia, Savannah Goggans, Olivia Burnette and Morgan Bolan; (girls 15-18), Neresa McLaren, April Hogenkamp; Tiara Wandrum and Billie Levitt; (boys, 15-18), Bean, Ursy, Whitlock and Muros. SWIMContinued From Page 1 REHAB THERAPY/ NURSING HOME We Love to We Love to Care! Care! 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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 valid through June 30, 2013Coupon must be presented at time of service 10 Okeechobee News June 26, 2013 By Tamara KellyOkeechobee NewsThe STEM academy began several years ago at Okeechobee schools with an afterschool component that met once a week for two hours. The academy, which focuses on s cience, t echnology, e ngineering and m ath was broken down into two sites one at Osceola Middle School and one at Yearling Middle School. Both of these programs serve students who are covered under the Migrant Education grant. Over the past two years these programs have grown and have been combined into one academy. Although last year the middle school students still met for STEM academy at their home school, the group often came together for some big events. These students traveled to University of South Florida in Tampa to attend the Engineering Expo and also traveled to Big Pine Key to experience snorkeling and adventures of the sea at Sea Camp, Butter y World in Coconut Creek. They witnessed the life cycle and so much more at MOSI Museum of Science in Tampa. This summer's program focuses on a study on water. The students were excited about a visit from the WaterVentures Learning Lab on Monday. WaterVentures Florida's Learning Lab is a traveling science center. This amazing vehicle is actually a 53 foot semitrailer which has been customized to prov ide a platform for educational outreach programs. As part of their summer program, the students will conduct several tests on the water from different locations around Okeechobee County. The program will end with a canoeing trip down the Peace River where the students will study species diversity and the frailness of the ecosystem and water in Florida. This program would not be possible without the hard work of Leslie Lundy, who is instrumental in writing grants to make programs like these possible. Mrs. Lundy becomes just as excited as the students and teachers when she sees the students with genuine desire to learn come through the STEM Academy. The students, teachers and administration look forward to new adventures next year. STEM program focuses on science, technology, engineering and math Okeechobee News/ Tamara KellyStudents loved the interactive fun and games of the WaterVentures experience. The group gathered for a photo opportunity: Maria Garcia, Luis, Rivera, Hernan Rayo, Karla Cano, Maira Crespin, Esmeralda Arias, Flor Guerrero, Gustavo Martinez, Ullisxa Ruiz, Allen Gonzalez, David Garcia, Fabian Montoya, Laura Sanchez, Aline Galdamez, Marcie Farrell, Christine Finch and A.J. Mayernik. Okeechobee News/ Tamara KellyTeachers seemed to enjoy the WaterVentures experience as much as the kids. Christine Finch and A.J. Mayernik gaze upon the ecosystem of Florida exhibit.

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The $500 w ould be great to win, but I just want to get my voice out there and have fun! I chose ‘I A m Beautiful’ by American Idol season 12 w inner Candice Glover, because the song is very personal and ‘Take It All’ by Adele, because I am a big fan. I am very excited about this year’s show but I am also a little nervous. I think it’s good to be nervous because you can use that as fuel to be a better singer/performer. Tim McCoin: “I am 16 years old and have been here all of my life. I auditioned for ‘Chobee Idol because I have always wanted to show that even great things can come from small towns. I am doing the songs ‘Your Man,’ and ‘Honkytonk Badonkadonk’ for the show on June 29 mainly because I’ve done ‘Your Man’ for a while now on stage at the Okeechobee Shrine Club on Tuesday nights whenever they had their spaghetti dinners, and ‘Honkytonk’... Well that’s just a fun song. Being on stage has always been a huge thing in my life, I love being out in front and having people scream “Sing that song!”, or having the crowd cheer and their attention directly on me the rst time they hear the low notes of Josh Turner come out of my mouth Music is life, you can’t just put one foot in the water. You just jump.” Kylie Shirley: “I’ve lived in Okeechobee my entire life. I’m about to go off to college in the fall, the University of Florida. I will be majoring in psychology behavioral and cognitive neuroscience. I will be singing ‘My Heart Will Go On’ by Celine Dion and ‘Think’ by Aretha Franklin. I love to sing and had been singing since I was very young. I w as excited to see the audition sign and so proud to be part of the show.” Kristin Bacoras: “I have been in Okeechobee on and off for about 5 years. I always wanted to try out for American Idol, so when ‘Chobee Idol popped up I thought go for it. I chose ‘Before He Cheats’ by Carrie Underwood and ‘Stay’ by Rihanna and Mikky Ekko. I picked ‘Before He Cheats’ just simply because I really love the song, and I chose ‘Stay’ for my husband, Christian. I am so excited to be doing this, words can’t explain it. I don’t care about winning God will choose who deserves it, I am just excited to do something as elaborate as this, its been so much fun already!” Sarah Douglas: “I have lived in Chobee my whole life. I entered because of encouragement from family and friends. I sing for pure enjoyment. I’ve been singing since I was about 8 or 9 and have just loved every second of it. I chose to sing ‘Cowboy Sweetheart’ by Leann Rimes. Everybody loves this song. It’s a song I have been singing for a very long time. My second song is ‘It Hurts So Bad’ by Susan Tedeschi. This song is new to me, but I absolutely love it. The heart and soul that goes into this song is why I sing every chance I get.” Ebony Hall: “I am so excited to be a contestant in ‘Chobee Idol. I have waited for such a great opportunity like this. I have chosen to sing my own original songs. The audience is sure, to be entertained. I recently moved to Okeechobee from North Carolina, although I was raised here. I thank my family and friends for supporting my dreams.” D.J. Alderman: “I pretty much grew up in Okeechobee. I have been playing and singing music since I was 14. I have never done a singing competition where I wasn’t also playing an instrument, So needless to say I am a little nervous. I am happy to have the support of my wife of three months now! As we are expecting a little one next year, who knows where this opportunity might lead. All I have to do is glorify God and he will take care of the rest.” Tiffany Etchison: “I’ve lived in Okeechobee my entire life. I’ve been singing my entire life, it being something that connected my family and myself. My son loves listening to me sing and it always makes him smile and dance. I saw the sign advertising ‘Chobee Idol a while back and at rst wasn’t too interested but then I felt ‘what the heck?’ The songs I’ve chosen to perform are ‘American Honey’ by Lady Antebellum and ‘Call me When You’re Sober’ by Evanescence. “American Honey’ reminds me of my own childhood, and I feel emotionally connected to the song. While I listened to Evanescence throughout my school years, and it holds a bold and erce side that I can deliver to the audience. I’m a little nervous, but with my son, ance’, and family cheering me on, I feel I can do anything. Come support us all in our competition!” Samantha Wine: “I’m 15 and I’m about to be a junior at Okeechobee High School. I’m so excited to be in ‘Chobee Idol. This is my second time in the competition. Honestly it’s never been a competition to me. It’s a way to show the gift that God has blessed me with. Without Him, I couldn’t do what I do! The songs I’ve selected are ‘Put your Records on’ by Corinne Bailey Rae and ‘All this Time’ by Britt Nichole. I can’t wait to sing with the other contestants! It should be a blast!” Cassidy Diana: I am a 14-year-old singer/songwriter. I do not live in Okeechobee. I live in Palm City. I have lived in Palm City for 3 years now. I hear about ‘Chobee Idol through various ads. I chose the song ‘Me and Bobby McGee’ because it shares a story of how mone y can’t buy happiness. It also brings a positive message to the audience. I chose the song ‘Baby Girl’ b y Sugarland because of some of the obvious reasons. It has a catch y tune. It brings a good moral, and rarest o f all it’s age appropriate. I am exited about Okeechobee Idol because I’ve only performed in Okeechobee once before and it’s always great to revive new followers and fans. Maliah Wright: I am 13 years old. I will be entering the ninth grade the fall at OFC and I am very excited about that. M y parents say I began singing when I was 18 months old, but I’ve really been putting m y heart into singing for about 3 years now. I love gospel music and contemporary Christian music the most because of the positive messages they send out to the world. I am not sure where music will take me, but I am truly grateful for this opportunity to lift m y voice, and hopefully I can inspire the youth of Okeechobee to work hard, do the right things and make a positive impact in our community. IDOLContinued From Page 1 By Eric KoppOkeechobee News A woman is being held on bond after she was arrested on a total of 63 counts of theft that reportedly amounted to over $16,000 taken from her employer. Heather Elizabeth Menendez, 22, N.E. 15th St., Okeechobee, was arrested Friday, June 21, on 27 felony counts of grand theft and 36 misdemeanor counts of petit theft. She is being held in the Okeechobee County Jail on a bond of $31,500. According to an arrest report by Detective Rosemary Farless, of the Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Of ce (OCSO), the thefts total $16,780. The report indicates Menendez, a clerk at the store, would allegedly take anywhere from $100 to over $1,000 a day from the convenience store where she was working. Detective Farless detailed how, on one day alone, the woman allegedly took $1,300 from her employer. The thefts allegedly started on Feb. 27 and continued until April 26 when she was confronted by her employer and then terminated. Menendez, continued the detective’s report, did repay $1,750. That dollar amount is not included in the total reportedly stolen from the store, the detective added. The OCSO investigator indicated that she was given 31 store surveillance videos of the thefts. “Some DVDs have single thefts on them, but the majority of the DVDs contain multiple theft transactions. Menendez would steal monies throughout her shift,” stated Detective Farless. Clerk accused of 63 counts of theft Heather Menendez Hannah Whiting will be the host for the ‘Chobee Idol Competition on Saturday at the KOA

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Buy a Home Delivery subscription for $6 a monthand receive an E-Subscription FREE* Your local news available right at your fingertips! Call (863) 763-3134 today! When you enroll in our EZPAY subscription planStay in the know with anE-subscription 13 Okeechobee News June 26, 2013 By Tamara KellyOkeechobee News Okeechobee residents can pick up Dunkin’ Donuts at The One Stop Express in the Texaco on U.S. 441 S. This convenient store is open 24/7. Mohammad “Mo” Hasan has been the manager for about 18 months. “I saw this business as the most beautiful gas station in Okeechobee, but I knew that I can make it even better,” said Mr. Hasan. The One Stop Express employs 22 people. Dunkin’ Donuts has been there now for a y ear. Mr. Hasan said they take pride in keeping the business clean and welcoming. “You will not nd one piece of gum outside,” said Mr. Hasan. You will always feel welcome, he added. From the moment you walk in the door you will get a “hello” and a smile. “We have the best customer service,” he continued. “We treat our customers like friends.” The sweet smell of the Dunkin’ Donuts will entice you when you open the door to the One Stop Express. Dunkin’ Donuts serves fresh donuts, breakfast sandwiches, muf ns and fresh brewed coffee or iced coffee. Along with the Dunkin’ Donuts, the One Stop Express added a lounge area where customers can sit and enjoy breakfast, lunch or a simple snack. Mr. Hasan said they have made a lot of changes to improve service to the customers. In the past, he explained, things were not always well organized. “For that I apologize and I beg you to give us another chance,” he said. The One Stop Express/Dunkin’ Donuts is located at 4993 U.S. 441 S. Telephone is 863-6234939. Email is masdistributor@gmail.com. A happy pair: One Stop Express and Dunkin’ Donuts Okeechobee News/ Tamara Kelly“Mo” Hasan and Susana Serrano help the customers nd whatever they need and happily check them out with a smile. Okeechobee News/ Tamara KellyThe One Stop Express is located very close to Lake Okeechobee, convenient for a quick stop before you hit the lake to go shing or have a nice day of air boating. Okeechobee News/ Tamara Kelly“Mo” Hasan and Haley Chauinard are happy to help you with all your Dunkin’ Donuts needs.

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Important Information: Please read your ad carefully the first day it appears. In case of an inadvertent error, please notify us prior to the deadline listed. We will not be responsible for more than 1 incorrect insertion, or for more than the extent of the ad rendered valueless by such errors. Advertiser assumes responsibility for all statements, names and content of an ad, and assumes responsibility for any claims against the INI USA. All advertising is subject to publisher’s approval. The publisher reserves the right to accept or reject any or all copy, and to insert above the copy the word “advertisement”. All ads accepted are subject to credit approval. All ads must conform to INI USA style and are restricted to their proper classifications. Some classified categories require advance payment. These classifications are denoted with an asterisk *. Garage/ Yard SalesWe Buy Estates Antiques, Collectibles, Household, Tools, Jewelry and etc. Call 863-697-8906 ServicesNEED A DAY OFF? HOME YARD CHORES, ECT. CARE PROVIDED FOR ANIMALS, TRANS., SHOPPING FOR ELDERLY, FLEXIBLE. CALL JIM 561-577-1964 Time to clean out the attic, basement and/or garage? Advertise your yard sale in the classifieds and make your clean up a breeze! Need a few more bucks to purchase something deer? Pick up some extra bucks when you sell your used items in the classifeids. Employment Full Time YARD HELP Heavy Equipment Company seeks Yard Person. Various duties include; Pressure Wash., Cleaning, Oil changes, ect. Some heavy equipment knowledge helpful. TRIPLE E EQUIP 6600 HIGHWAY 70 EAST Okeechobee, FL. 863-467-8300 AC Tech, Installers, Helpers Experience preferred, DFWP, Bene ts Avail. Apply in person at 312 SW 2nd Street, Okeechobee, FL. Drivers: $1,000 Sign-On Bonus! Great Pay! Consistent Freight, Great Miles on this Regional Account. Werner Enterprises: 1-888-567-4854 Drivers Needed must be 25 or older, have clean driver license and pass Federal, State & Local background. Must work day or night. Call 863-634-8720 Reading a newspaper helps you understand the world around you. No wonder newspaper readers are more successful people! How do you find a job in todays competitive market? In the employment section of the classifieds Employment Full TimeHeavy Equipment Operators Heavy equipment operators with two years minimum experience and references needed for construction projects. Send resumes by fax to 863-582-9292 or by email to amanda@rcsexcavation.com. Contact our of ce for more information at 863-441-1286. One mans trash is another mans treasure. Turn your trash to treasure with an ad in the classifieds. Love the earth Recycle your used items by selling them in the classifieds. Looking for a place to hang your hat? Look no further than the classifieds. Join all the people who say, I sold it in the classifieds.Ž Employment Full Time REGISTERED NURSE Clinic Setting, Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm, Excellent Bene ts. Spanish speaking preferred. Please apply MyFlorida/People First website at: https://people rst. my orida.com The state of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Employer/ Af rmative Action Employer and does not tolerate discrimination or violence Employment Part TimePT HELPER 3 Days a week. Call Sarah between 9 a.m. 4 p.m. 863-467-6377 How fast can your car go? It can go even faster when you sell it in the classifieds. Buying a car? Look in the classifieds. Selling a car? Look in the classifieds. When doing those chores is doing you in, its time to look for a helper in the classifieds. Grab a bargain from your neighbors garage, attic, basement or closet in todays classifieds. Get a quick response to any item you may be selling with a classified ad. Earn some extra cash. Sell your used items in the classifieds Your new car could be in todays paper. Have you looked for it? Business Opportunities NOTICEIndependent Newspapers will never accept any advertisement that is illegal or considered fraudulent. In all cases of questionable value, such as promises of guaranteed income from work-athome programs if it sounds too good to be true, chances are that it is. If you have questions or doubts about any ad on these pages, we advise that before responding or sending money ahead of time, you check with the Better Business Bureau at 772-878-2010 for previous complaints. Some 800 and 900 telephone numbers may require an extra charge, as well as long distance toll costs. We will do our best to alert our reader of these charges in the ads, but occasionally we may not be aware of the charges. Therefore, if you call a number out of your area, use caution. MiscellaneousShooting Game Sammy’s Trophy Hunting-Bear & Moose; 2 Guns; Great for Game Room; Excellent Condition. $625.00/firm. (772)538-6432 Its never too late to find the perfect gift. Look for it in the classifieds. Your next job could be in todays classifieds. Did you look for it? Shop here first! The classified ads Apartments2bdrm/1bath Duplex in town. Walking distance to stores, NO PETS, First, Last & Security $550.00 a month 863-634-2820 Beautiful Samantha’s Garden Apartments 2BR/2BA, in town, W&D, $800 mo. + $500 sec. Call (863)467-9250 or (863)634-5780 TAYLOR CREEK Condos 1br/1ba, Partially Furnished $650 mo. 1st, last & sec. dep. (561)352-4243 Houses RentAdorable (In Town Okee.) 2br./2ba. WDlaundry rm., Screened Porch, lawn service included. Non smkg. Envmt. Sm. Pet OK. $800 mo., 1st, last, & $500.Sec. 941-504-3954. FOR RENT NICELY FURNISHED 1 & 2 BEDROOMS WITH OR WITHOUT UTILITIES LONG OR SHORT TERM 863-447-0742. IN OKEECHOBEE CITY: 4 Br/ 2Ba, $1,000 mo. + 1st, last, sec. & refs. Call Barry for more info. 772-216-1461 OKEECHOBEE 2 bedroom, 2 bath, 1 car garage, SW section. Kids and pets welcome. 863-634-9330 or 863-467-2541. SMALL 1BR, 1BA, Lg. storage room, newly decorated, kitchen remodeled, all new appliances. SW 7th Ave., $550/mo. 1st, last & sec. dep. (863) 357-1197 Office Space RentFOR RENT: Store front on Park St., nice show room or of ce area & warehouse. FOR RENT:Of ce space $250.00 mo. includes utilities also has of ce equipment and le cabinets. Call for details 863-634-7781 OFFICE SUITES AVAILABLE 500 SQ. FT. Move-in Incentive, Rent Negotiable. (863)467-0651 Houses SaleCBS 3BR, 2BA, C/A & heat, single car gar., W/D & refrigerator, fenced backyard. $61,000. 863-634-7517. Owner Financing3 bdrm 2 bath 8 year old house on 1 acre $3,500.00 down $931.42 a month. Call Beverley 863-634-2820 Lots SaleBuild your dream home on a beautiful lot adjoining the golf course in The Oaks of Blue Heron. $25,000.00 Call 863-634-2820 Large fenced lot with oak trees in Treasure Island Zoned for houses or mobile homes. $18,000.00 Call 863-634-2820 The classifieds are the most successful salesperson in town. Your new home could be in todays paper. Have you looked for it? When you want something sold, advertise in the classifieds. Mobile Home RentBUCKHEAD RIDGE 2bd/2ba Dble Wide, central air, yearly lease. $500 monthly plus security. No pets Call 863-763-4031 Okeechobee: Nice Clean Renovated Two/Three Bedroom Units in private adult park. Nice large yards. Rent starting $550.00 mo. Security required. 239-246-6301 or 863-517-5111 VERY NICE, CLEAN D/W FOR RENT, GREAT NEIGHBORHOOD, A/C/C/H. 1ST, LAST & SECURITY. FAMILY O R ELDERLY PREFERRED $750.00 MONTHL Y FIRM 863-532-2348 Mobile HomeSale Palm Harbor Homes liquidation sale http://www.palm harbor.com/ model-center/plantcity/ $39K off select 2012 models (3) John Lyons 800-622-2832 ext 210 BoatsFOR SALE 2004 18FT. CREST PONTOON BOAT WITH A 2004 50HP. EVINRUDE MOTOR, EXCELLENT CONDITION READY TO GO, NO TRAILER $5,500.00 O.B.O. 863-467-8209 OR 863-634-4345 14 Okeechobee News June 26, 2013

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Campers/RVsWanted all Travel Trailers, Motor Homes and Fifth Wheels. Any Condition, Cash paid on the spot Call 941-347-7171 Automobiles2000 FORD WINDSTAR LX Cruise control, V-6, air conditioning, power locks, automatic transmission, tinted windows, air bags, alloy wheels, rear defrost $3,000 (863)697-1617 Autos WantedCASH FOR CARS No Title Needed, Any Condition. 268junk.com Located in Okeechobee Call (863)484-2012 Public Notice OKEECHOBEE COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD POLICY In accordance with the Administrative Procedures Act, Chapter 120, Florida Statutes, notice is hereby given that the Okeechobee County School Board will consider adoption of the School Board policy listed below at their meeting on Tuesday, July 23, 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 amendment is available in the Superintendent’s Of ce, Room 307, 700 S.W. 2nd Avenue, Okeechobee. Adoption of School Board Policy 5.90 Random Drug and Alcohol Testing of Students I. School Board Policy 5.90 provides guidelines for random drug/alcohol testing of students. II. The proposed policy includes de nitions and outlines the procedures for random testing. III. Legal authority for this policy is FS 1001.32, 1001.41, 1001.43. Laws implemented are FS 100.21, 1001.43, 1006.07, 1006.15. IV. This policy amendment will not affect individuals from an economic standpoint. Ken Kenworthy Superintendent of Schools 446682 ON 6/26/2013 Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 47-2012-CA-000461 KONDAUR CAPITAL CORPORATION Plaintiff(s), VS. MARLIN & TONYA JEWELL, 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 April 9, 2013, and entered in Case No. 47-2012CA-000461 of the Circuit Court of the 19TH Judicial Circuit in and for OKEECHOBEE County, Florida, wherein KONDAUR CAPITAL CORPORATION is the Plaintiff and MARLIN NEAL JEWELL and TONYA MICHELLE JEWELL the Defendants, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in the Jury Assembly Room on the 2nd oor, of the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida, at 11:00 a.m. on the 17th day of July 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Order of Final Judgment, to wit: LOT 207, TAYLOR CREEK ISLES, UNIT VII, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 6, PAGE 22, PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. 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 11th day of April, 2013. SHARON ROBERTSON, Clerk OKEECHOBEE County, Florida BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk Michelle Garcia Gilbert, Esq./Florida Bar# 549452 Laura L. Walker, Esq./Florida Bar# 509434 Lisa N. Wysong, Esq./Florida Bar# 521671 Daniel F. Martinez, II, Esq./Florida Bar# 438405 Kalei McElroy Blair, Esq./Florida Bar#44613 Jennifer Lima Smith/Florida Bar # 984183 GILBERT GARCIA GROUP, P.A. Attorney for Plaintiff(s) 2005 Pan Am Circle, Suite 110, Tampa, FL 33607 (813) 443-5087 714352.000195/nsIf 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. 441392 ON 6/19,26/2013 Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 472009CA000814CAXXXX BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP, FKA COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP Plaintiff, v. JOSE LUIS ROSA, et al Defendant(s). NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order of Final Summary Judgment of Foreclosure dated May 23, 2013, entered in Civil Case No. 472009CA000814CAXXXX 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 24th 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: THE SOUTH 1/2 OF LOT 33, DEER PARK ACRES, AN UNRECORDED SUBDIVISION, SAID LOT 33 BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: A PARCEL OF LAND LYING IN THE SOUTH 1/2 OF SECTION 32, TOWNSHIP 33 SOUTH, RANGE 35 EAST, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA, COMMENCE AT THE SOUTHEAST CORNER OF SAID SECTION 32 MARKED BY A HEWED LIGHTER WOOD POST, BEAR SOUTH 89 33’31” WEST, ALONG THE SOUTH LINE OF SAID SECTION 32, A DISTANCE OF 2977.53 FEET; THENCE NORTH A DISTANCE OF 340.09 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE CONTINUE ALONG AFORE DESCRIBED LINE A DISTANCE OF 330.00 FEET; THENCE BEAR NORTH 8919’08” EAST A DISTANCE OF 660.00 FEET; THENCE BEAR SOUTH A DISTANCE OF 330.00 FEET; THENCE BEAR SOUTH 8919’08” WEST, A DISTANCE OF 660.00 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. SUBJECT FOR ROAD PURPOSES, THE WEST 25 FEET; TOGETHER WITH A 1993 DOUBLEWIDE MERITT LIVESTOCK TRAILER, VIN NUMBERS: FLHML2F38610961A AND FLHML2F38610961B, WIDTH AND LENGTH: 27.00 X 68.00, TITLE NUMBERS: 65926672 AND 65926671, WHICH, BY INTENTION OF THE PARTIES AND UPON RETIREMENT OF THE CERTIFICATE OF TITLE AS PROVIDED IN FLORIDA STATUTE 319.261 SHALL CONSTITUTE A PART OF THE REALTY AND SHALL PASS WITH IT. 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 Phone: (772) 807-4370 DATED AT OKEECHOBEE, FLORIDA THIS 3rd DAY OF JUNE, 2013. SHARON ROBERTSON CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk 446279 ON 6/26;7/3/2013 Public Notice Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 19TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE: 2011 CA 199 JUDGE: ELIZABETH METZGER TD BANK, N.A. as Successor in Interest to RIVERSIDE NATIONAL BANK OF FLORIDA through FDIC as Receiver Plaintiff, v. ANTONIO RIVERO, JR., KAREN E. RIVERO, UNKNOWN TENANTS IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY #1, n/k/a Rita Bailey c/o Razors Edge Salon UNKNOWN TENANTS IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY #2, n/k/a Paige Co eld c/o Cole Moorman Accounting NORTHLAKE BUSINESS PLAZA CONDOMINIUM ASSOCIATION, INC., TRAC REFRIGERATION, INC., Defendants. RE-NOTICE OF SALE The Clerk of the Circuit Court hereby gives notice of the following foreclosure sale in the above referenced matter: A. The Property to be sold is: PARCEL II LOT 19 PIONEER ESTATES UNIT 1 ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 5 PAGES 57 AND 58 PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY FLORIDA 5748 SE 89TH TERRACE, OKEECHOBEE, FL 34974 TAX ID # 1-04-38-36-0010-00000-0190 as recorded in OR Book 626 PAGE 0508 of the Public records of Okeechobee County, Florida. B. The Clerk’s Sale will take place on JULY 17, 2013, at 11:00 AM, at 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 Amended Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated FEBRUARY 6, 2013; D. TD BANK, N.A., as Successor in Interest to Riverside National Bank of Florida by and through FDIC as Receiver v. ANTONIO RIVERO, JR., KAREN E. RIVERO, UNKNOWN TENANTS IN TENANTS IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY #2, n/k/a Paige Co eld c/o Cole Moorman Accounting NORTHLAKE BUSINESS PLAZA CONDOMINIUM ASSOCIATION, INC., TRAC REFRIGERATION, INC., CASE: 2011 CA 199 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: May 23, 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 711FOX, WACKEEN, DUNGEY, BEARD, BUSH, GOLDMAN, KILBRIDE & McCLUSKEY LLP THE TOWER BUILDING AT WILLOUGHBY COMMONS 3473 SE WILLOUGHBY BLVD., STUART, FLORIDA 34994 772-287-4446 446178 ON 6/19,26/2013 IN THE CIRCUIT CIVIL COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 2009CA000599 DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST COMPANY AS TRUSTEE FOR MORGAN STANLEY ABS CAPITAL I INC. T RUST 2006 NC4 Plaintiff, vs. CARL PETER NYSTROM ANY AND A LL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND A GAINST THE HEREIN NAMED INDIV IDUAL DEFENDANT(S) WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR A LIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST A S SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES OR OTHER CLAIMANTS, STATE OF FLORIDA, DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE, AND UNKNOWN TENA NTS/OWNERS, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given, pursuant to Final Judgment of Foreclosure for Plaintiff entered in this cause on May 23, 2013, in the Circuit Court of Okeechobee County, Florida, I will sell the property situated in Okeechobee County, Florida described as: LOT 242, TAYLOR CREEK ISLES UNIT VIII, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 6, PAGES 26 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA.and commonly known as: 1772 SE 24TH BLVD., OKEECHOBEE, FL 34974; including the building, appurtenances, and xtures located therein, at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash, in the Jury Assembly Room, 2nd Floor, Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida, on July 17, 2013 at 11AM, Any persons claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must le a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated this 30th day of May, 2013. Clerk of the Circuit Court SHARON ROBERTSON BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk Christopher C. Lindhardt (813) 229-0900 x1533 Kass Shuler, P.A. P.O. Box 800 T ampa, FL 33601-0800 445950 ON 6/19,26/2013 Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE No. 2009CA000466 BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., PLAINTIFF, VS. KRISTIAN RAWLINGS, 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 17, 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: LOTS 15, 16, 17 AND 18, BLOCK 8, ORANGE BLOSSOM RANCHES, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 9 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 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 CourtIf 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 711441080 ON 6/19,26/2013 Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 19 JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 47-2009-CA-000704 PNC BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO NATIONAL CITY BANK SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO HARBOR FEDERAL SAVINGS BANK Plaintiff, vs. JACQUES J. MORISSET, 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 May 23, 2013, and entered in Case No. 47-2009CA-000704 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 Louiyel Leger; Jacques J. Morisset; Minie Y. Morisset; Marie Rose, A/K/A Marie Rose Leger; Ricahrd Morisset, A/K/A Richard Morisset; Patricia Morisset; Anna Pierre; Unknown Spouse of Anna Pierre, N/K/A Paul Pierre; Jacques J. Morisset, Jr.; and Nysola Grant, 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, at 11:00am Eastern Time, on July 17, 2013, the following described property set forth in said Order or Final Judgment, to wit: Lot 4:Being a parcel of land lying in Section 23, Township 36 South, Range 33 East, Okeechobee County, Florida, and being more particularly described as follows:Commence at the Northeast corner of said Section 23; thence bear North 87 degrees 27’ 19” West, along the North line of said Section 23, being also the South right-of-way line of N.W. 96th Street, for a distance of 2236.25, feet to a point; thence bear South 00 degrees 37’ 55” West for a distance of 4068.47 feet to the Point-ofBeginning; thence continue South 00 degrees 37’55” West for a distance of 817.21 feet to a point; thence bear South 87 degrees 27’19” East for a distance of 2236.25 feet to the intersection with the East boundary line of said Section 23; thence bear North 00 degrees 37’ 55” east, along said east boundary line, for a distance of 817.21 feet to a point; thence bear North 87 degrees 27’ 19” West for a distance of 2236.25 feet to the Point-of-Beginning. Containing 41.93 acres. more or less and being subject to any and all easements. Restrictions. reservations and/or rights-of-way of record. Together with and subject to a 70.00 feet easement for the purpose of ingress and egress. Lying in Section 23, Township 36 South, Range 33 East, Okeechobee County, Florida. lying 35.00 feet on either side of and parallel with the following described centerline: commence at the Northeast corner of said Section 23; thence bear North 87 degrees 27’ 19” West along the North line of said Section 23, being also the South right-of-way line of N.W. 96th Street, for a distance of 2236.25 feet to the Point-of-Beginning of said centerline of easement; thence bear South 00 degrees 37’55” West for a distance of 5109.24 feet to the Point-of-Terminus of said centerline of easement. 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 6th day of June, 2013. SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK Okeechobee County, Florida BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk WWR #10054637Weltman, Weinberg & Reis Co., L.P.A.Attorney for Plaintiff 550 West Cypress Creek Road,Suite 550 Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33309 Telephone # (954) 740-5200 Facsimile# (954) 740-5290 445830 ON 6/19,26/2013 Public Notice 15 Okeechobee News June 26, 2013 Reading a newspaper provides the opportunity to get involved in your community. Nd IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO: 2012-CA-000426 JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION Plaintiff, VS. RICHARD GARCIA; GINA T. GARCIA; 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 17th 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: Lot 6 of Block 17, Pine Oaks Village, No. 2, according to the Plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 5, Page 21, Public Records of Okeechobee County, Florida. Together with a 1987 CHADWICK DOUBLE-WIDE MOBILE HOME with ID # GAFLHO5A13136CW AND GAFLHO5B13136CW AND TITLE #45173682 AND 45138468. pursuant to the Final Judgment entered on 5/28/2013 9:15 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. 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. WITNESS my hand and of cial seal of said Court this 31st day of May, How do you find a job in todays competitive market? In the employment section of the classifieds2013. SHARON ROBERTSON CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk 445910 ON 6/19,26/2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 19 JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 47-2009-CA-000059 PNC BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO NATIONAL CITY BANK, SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO HARBOR FEDERAL SAVINGS BANK Plaintiff, vs. FLETT PROPERTIES, INC., A FLORIDA CORPORATION, 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 May 16, 2013, and entered in Case No. 47-2009CA-000059 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 Flett Properties, Inc., A Florida Corporation; John Doe, N/K/A Caleigh Dotson; and Jane Doe, N/K/A Tiffany Duckes, 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 24, 2013, the following described property set forth in said Order or Final Judgment, to wit: Lot 40, Treasure Island, Unit 4, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 3, page 40, Public Records of Okeechobee County, Florida. Together with that certain mobile home designated as follows: Make: SPRI Year: 2007 ID Numbers: GAFL634A80088SH31 and GAFL634B800088SH31 Title Numbers: Which mobile home is permanently af xed to said land. 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. IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 19 JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA Case No. 47-2009-CA-000585 DEUTSCHE BANK TRUST COMPANY AMERICAS AS TRUSTEE RALI 2004QS1, Plaintiff, vs.NIEL RUBIN, A/K/A NEIL RUBIN, 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 April 11, 2013, and and entered in Case No. 47-2009-CA-000585 of the Circuit Court of the 19th Judicial Circuit in and for Okeechobee County, Florida, wherein DEUTSCHE BANK TRUST COMPANY AMERICAS AS TRUSTEE RALI 2004-QS1 is the Plaintiff and Niel Rubin, A/K/A Neil Rubin; Antoinette Rubin Guerra; Indian Hammock Hunt & Riding Club, Inc.; are the Defendants, the Clerk of Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in the Jury Assembly Room, 2nd Floor, at Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 312 North West 3rd Street, Okeechobee, FL 34972, at 11:00 AM on July 24, 2013, the following described property set forth in said Order or Final Judgment, to wit: LOT 273, INDIAN HAMMOCK HUNT & RIDING CLUB, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 4, PAGES 25 THROUGH 69, PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA.Property Address: 32801 NORTH HIGHWAY 441 #273, OKEECHOBEE, FL 34972, including the building, appurtenances, and xtures located therein, if any. IF YOU ARE A PERSON CLAIMING A RIGHT TO FUNDS REMAINING AFTER THE SALE, YOU MUST FILE A CLAIM WITH THE CLERK OF COURT 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 17th day of May, 2013. Sharon Robertson, Clerk Okeechobee County, Florida BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk WWR #10055089Weltman, 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 445215 ON 6/26;7/3/2013 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 12th day of April, 2013. Sharon Robertson, Clerk Okeechobee County, Florida BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Cler k 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 441431 ON 6/26;7/3/2013

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Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 10-CA-000128 PNC BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, Plaintiff, vs. DIANA M. GARCIA, et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN Pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated March 28, 2013, and entered in Case No. 10-CA-000128 of the Circuit Court of the Nineteenth Judicial Circuit in and for Okeechobee County, Florida in which PNC Bank, National Association, is the Plaintiff and Diana M Garcia, Roberto A Garcia, Unknown Tenant #1 aka Cassie Barcsanski, Unknown Tenant #2 aka Chris Peaden, are defendants, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in the Jury Assembly Room, 2nd Floor, Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 34972, Okeechobee County, Florida at 11:00AM on the 17th day of JULY 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment of Foreclosure: A PARCEL OF LAND IN THE SOUTH ONE-HALF OF SECTION 19, TOWNSHIP 35 SOUTH, RANGE 35 EAST, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCING AT THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF SAID SOUTHWEST 1/4 OF SECTION 19, BEAR NORTH 89 DEGREES 54 MINUTES 47 SECONDS EAST, ALONG THE NORTH LINE OF THE SOUTH ONEHALF OF SECTION 19, A DISTANCE OF 966.15 FEET TO THE NORTH EAST CORNER OF THAT PROPERTY DESCRIBED IN OFFICIAL RECORDS BOOK 420 PAGE 1726 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA AND THE POINT-OF-BEGINNING: THENCE CONTINUE NORTH 89 DEGREES 54 MINUTES 47 SECONDS EAST, ALONG THE NORTH LINE OF THE SOUTH ONE-HALF OF SECTION 19, A DISTANCE OF 1342.62 FEET; THENCE BEAR SOUTH 35 DEGREES 20 MINUTES 36 SECONDS EAST TO THE INTERSECTION WITH A CUL-DE-SAC IN THE RIGHT-OF-WAY AT THE TERMINUS OF NW 38TH STREET, A DISTANCE OF 2159.78 FEET; SAID CUL-DE-SAC CONCAVES TO THE SOUTHEAST WITH A RADIUS OF 50.00 FEET AND A LONG CHORD BEARING SOUTH 25 DEGREES 03 MINUTES 39 SECONDS WEST, A DISTANCE OF 53.22 FEET; THENCE ALONG ARC OF SAID CURVE A DISTANCE OF 56.12 FEET TO THE INTERSECTION WITH A CURVE IN THE WESTERLY RIGHT-OF-WAY OF NORTHWEST 38TH AVENUE TO: SAID CURVE CONCAVING TO THE SOUTHWEST AND HAVING A RADIUS OF 1686.56 FEET AND A CENTRAL ANGEL OF 01 DEGREES 58 MINUTES 32 SECONDS; THENCE ALONG ARC OF SAID CURVE A DISTANCE OF 58.15 FEET TO THE POINT OF COMPOUND CURVE TO THE LEFT IN THE WESTERLY RIGHT-OF-WAY OF NORTHWEST 38TH AVE: SAID CURVE HAVING A RADIUS OF 526.04 FEET AND A CENTRAL ANGLE OF 05 DEGREES 50 MINUTES 35 SECONDS; THENCE ALONG ARC OF SAID CURVE A DISTANCE OF 53.65 FEET TO THE NORTHEASTERLY BOUNDARY OF THAT PROPERTY DESCRIBED IN OFFICIAL RECORDS BOOK 420 PAGE 1726 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY FLORIDA; THENCE BEAR NORTH 78 DEGREES 11 MINUTES 31 SECONDS WEST. ALONG SAID BOUNDARY OF PROPERTY DESCRIBED IN SAID O.R. BOOK 420 PAGE 1726 A DISTANCE OF 374.91 FEET; THENCE BEAR NORTH 61 DEGREES 02 MINUTES 55 SECONDS WEST, ALONG BOUNDARY OF PROPERTY DESCRIBED IN O.R. BOOK 420 PAGE 1726. A DISTANCE OF 951.77 FEET; THENCE BEAR NORTH 43 MINUTES 42 SECONDS 12 SECONDS WEST, A DISTANCE OF 1889.59 FEET TO THE POINT-OF-BEGINNING A/K/A 17977 NW 38TH AVE, OKEECHOBEE, FL 34972 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must le a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated in Okeechobee County, Florida this 9th day of May, 2013. SHARON ROBERTSON, Clerk of the Circuit Court Okeechobee County, Florida BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk Albertelli Law, Attorney for Plaintiff P.O. Box 23028, Tampa, FL 33623 (813) 221-4743 (813) 221-9171 facsimile eService: servealaw@albertellilaw.com CH 11-87284 In Accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Corrie Johnson, ADA Coordinator, 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. 443707 ON 6/19,26/2013 Public Notice Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION Case No.: 47-2012-CA-000091 FLAGSTAR BANK, FSB, Plaintiff, v. ANTONIO D. ZAMORA, SR.; SONIA NUNEZ; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF ANTONIO D. ZAMORA, SR.; MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC. AS NOMINEE FOR OKEECHOBEE MORTGAGE; UNKNOWN TENANT #1; UNKNOWN TENANT #2; ALL OTHER UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING INTERESTS BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST A NAMED DEFENDANT(S) WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAME UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS, Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Summary Judgment dated May 28, 2013, entered in Civil Case No.: 47-2012-CA-000091, of the Circuit Court of the Nineteenth Judicial Circuit in and for Okeechobee County, Florida, wherein FLAGSTAR BANK, FSB, is Plaintiff, and ANTONIO D. ZAMORA, SR.; SONIA NUNEZ; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF ANTONIO D. ZAMORA, SR.; MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC. AS NOMINEE FOR OKEECHOBEE MORTGAGE; 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, at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 312 North West 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida, 34972 on the 17th day of July, 2013, the following described real property as set forth in said Final Summary Judgment, to wit: EXHIBIT A with the street address of: 1408 SW 7TH AVENUE, OKEECHOBEE, FL 34974 A parcel of land lying in Section 21, Township 37 South, Range 35 East, Okeechobee County, Florida: being more particularly described as follows: Commencing at the South one-quarter (1/4) corner of said Section 21, bear South 8945’48” West along the South line of Section to the intersection with the Westerly right-of-way line of SW 7th Avenue, extended, a distance of 56.50 feet; thence bear North 0001’02” West along the said westerly right-of-way line of SW 7th Avenue, extending a distance of 199.84 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING; thence continue North 0001’02” West along the West right-of-way line of SW 7th Avenue, as distance of 80.00 feet; thence bear South 8945’49” West to the intersection with the easterly right-of-way line of an abandoned County Road, a distance of 109.46 feet; thence continue South 8945’49” West to the intersection with the West line of Lot 28, (BLOCK 248) rst addition to Okeechobee, ACCORDING TO THE plat thereof, recorded in Plat Book 1, Page 11, Public records of Okeechobee County, Florida, a distance of 90.54 feet, (said point is 110.57 feet Southerly of the Northwest corner of said Lot 28 as measured along the West line of Lot 28); thence bear South 0002’53” West along the West line of Lot 28 and the extension thereof, a distance of 80.00 feet; thence bear North 8945’48” East to the intersection with the Easterly right-of-way line of aforesaid abandoned County Road, a distance of 44.61 feet; thence continue North 8945’48” East, a distance of 155.43 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING. TOGETHER WITH A STRIP OF LAND 40.00 FEET IN WIDTH FOR THE PURPOSES OF OPEN AND UNIMPEDED INGRESS AND EGRESS, BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: Commence at the said South one-quarter (1/4)comer of Section 21., Township 37 South, Range 35 East, Okeechobee County, Florida, bear South 8945’48” West along the South line of Section 21 to the intersection with the West right-of-way line of SW 7th Avenue, extended, a distance of 56.50 feet; thence bear North 0001’02” West along the West right-of-way of SW 7th Avenue, extended, a distance of 149.84 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING; thence continue North 0001’02” West along the West right-of-way line of SW 7th Avenue, a distance of 50.00 feet; thence bear South 8945’48” West a distance of 40.00 feet; thence bear South 0001’02” East, a distance of 50.00 feet; thence bear North 8945’48” East a distance of 40.00 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING. 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 May 31, 2013. SHARON ROBERTSON CLERK OF THE COURT BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk Attorney for Plaintiff: Rahim West, Esquire 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 711.445912 ON 6/19,26/2013 Public Notice Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA Case No: 2012-CA-417 BRANCH BANKING AND TRUST COMPANY successor in interest to Colonial Bank by acquisition of assets from the FDIC as Receiver for Colonial Bank, successor in Interest to Palm Beach National Bank & Trust Company, Plaintiff, v. SUPER STOP PETROLEUM INC.; the CITY OF OKEECHOBEE; and FARM STORES, INC., Defendant(s). NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that, pursuant to the Final Judgment entered on April 10, 2013, in the above-captioned action, the Okeechobee County, Florida Clerk of Courts will sell the property situated in Okeechobee County, Florida:EXHIBIT “A” BEGIN AT THE SOUTHEAST CORNER OF BLOCK “K”, CITY OF OKEECHOBEE, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 5, PAGE 5, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA, AND RUN THENCE SOUTH 1849’45” WEST, A DISTANCE OF 179.50 FEET TO A POINT ON THE NORTH BOUNDARY OF LOT “R”, BLOCK 252, CITY OF OKEECHOBEE, ACCORDING THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 2, AT PAGE 4, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA; THENCE RUN WEST ALONG THE NORTH BOUNDARY OF SAID LOT “R”, A DISTANCE OF 106.98 FEET TO A POINT LYING EAST, A DISTANCE OF 135 FEET FROM THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF LOT “R”; THENCE RUN NORTH A DISTANCE OF 312.03 FEET TO A POINT OF INTERSECTION ON THE SOUTH RIGHT OF WAY OF STATE ROAD 70 (NORTH PARK STREET) AS NOW MAINTAINED AND LOCATED; THENCE RUN SOUTH 8750’47” EAST ALONG THE SOUTH RIGHT OF WAY OF STATE ROAD 70 (NORTH PARK STREET) AS NOW MAINTAINED AND LOCATED A DISTANCE OF 165.61 FEET TO A POINT ON THE EAST BOUNDARY OF BLOCK “K”, CITY OF OKEECHOBEE, AS AFORESAID; THENCE RUN SOUTH ALONG THE EAST BOUNDARY OF SAID BLOCK “K” A DISTANCE OF 135.73 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. TOGETHER WITH: All of Super Stop Petroleum Inc.’s (“Debtor”) property rights of any kind whatsoever, whether now existing or hereafter acquired, together with increases, substitutions thereto and all replacements thereof, additions and accessions thereto and the proceeds and products thereof, whether real, personal, mixed or otherwise, and whether tangible or intangible, secured by that certain real property or any part thereof located in Okeechobee County, Florida described above (the “Property”). All buildings and improvements of every kind and description now or hereafter located upon the Property. All and singular, the tenements, hereditaments and appurtenances thereunto belonging or in anywise appertaining, and the reversion or reversions, remainder and remainders, rents, issues and pro ts thereof; and also all the estate, title, interest, property, claim and demand whatsoever of Debtor, of, in and to the same and of, in and every part of parcel thereof. All right, title and interest of Debtor, if any, in and to the land lying in the bed of any street, road or avenue, opened or proposed, in front of or adjoining the Property to the center line thereof. All easements, rights-of-way, cores of land, ways, alleys, passages, sewer rights, waters, water courses, water rights and powers, riparian and littoral rights, mineral, soil, crops, trees, timber, docks and dockage rights, and all estate, rights, titles, interests privileges and liberties of any nature whatsoever, in any way belonging, relating or pertaining to the Property. All xtures, equipment, inventory, and articles of personal property now or at any time hereafter attached to or used in any way in connection with the use, operation and occupation of the building erected on the Property or any part thereof as residences, apartments, furnished apartments, of ces, warehouses, or otherwise (hereinafter called “equipment”) such equipment including but without being limited to all equipment, wall-to-wall carpet, stoves, ranges, refrigerators, and other electric equipment, heating, lighting and plumbing xtures and used at any time in the operation, use and occupation of any of the buildings on the Property and dynamos, motors, furnaces, vacuum cleaning systems, re prevention and extinguishing apparatus, cooling systems, at any time used in or about or upon the Property, except personal property, if any, belonging to others than Debtor, located on the Property, any and all nursery, landscaping or shrubbing inventory and equipment located on the Property, it-being understood and agreed, however, that any renewal, replacement or substitution of any and all such equipment shall be purchased by Debtor and when paid for be owned by it, and all of the right, title and interest of Debtor in and to the equipment which may be subject to any retention or security agreement superior in lien to the lien of the mortgage or other security instrument, except in all instances, any furniture, xtures and equipment as described above which is the personal property of and owned by any of the tenants of the Property. Any and all awards or payments, including interest thereon, and the right to receive the same, which may be made with respect to the Property as a result of (a) the exercise of the right of eminent domain, (b) the alteration of the grade of any street, or (c) any other injury to or decrease in the value of the Property, to the extent of all amounts which may be secured at the date of receipt of any such award or payment by bank, and of the reasonable attorneys’ fees, costs and disbursements, incurred by bank in connection with the collection of such award or payment. All building materials that may be placed on the Property and all bonuses and royalties on the Property and further, all rents, royalties, pro ts, revenues, incomes and other bene ts arising from the use or enjoyment of the Property or from any contract pertaining to such use or enjoyment. All leases and contracts for sale now and hereafter entered into involving the Property or any part thereof, and all right, title and interest or Debtor thereunder, including, without limitation, cash or securities deposited thereunder to secure obligations. All of Debtor’s right, title and interest in all leases of equipment permitted hereunder if any, and in said leased equipment. All right, title and interest of Debtor to plans and speci cations, designs, drawings and other matters prepared for any construction on the Property. All good will, trademarks, trade names, option rights, purchase contracts, books and records and general intangibles of Debtor relating to the Property, all licenses or permits in connection with the construction on or operation of the Property; all accounts, instruments, chattel paper and other rights of Debtor for payment of money for property sold or loaned, for services rendered, for money loaned, or for advances or deposits made and any other intangible property of Debtor related to the Property; all accounts notes and contract rights of the Debtor, whether now existing or hereafter acquired, all chattel paper and instruments, whether now existing or hereafter acquired, evidencing any obligations to Debtor for payment of goods sold or leased or services rendered; all interest of the Debtor in any goods, the sale or lease of which shall have given or shall give rise to any of the foregoing; all as may be more particularly de ned in Florida Statutes Chapter 673 or at common law; and all proceeds of any of the foregoing. All rights of Debtor under all contracts now or hereafter made with any provider of goods or services for or in connection with construction undertaken on, or services performed or to be performed in connection with the Property, including any architect’s agreement and the construction contract which have been entered into by Debtor for the design and construction of the Property. All rights of Debtor as seller or borrower under any agreement, contract, understanding or arrangement pursuant to which Debtor has, with the consent of the bank, obtained the agreement of any person to pay or disburse any money for Debtor’s sale (or borrowing on the security of) the Property or any part thereof, (including any sale contracts) together with all deposits paid by purchasers under such sales contracts which are being held in escrow pending closing of such sales. All insurance policies now or hereafter in effect with respect to the Property, or any portion thereof, any unearned premiums thereon, and all proceeds thereof. All of the water, sanitary and storm sewer systems now or hereafter owned by the Debtor which are now or hereafter located by, over, and/or upon the Property or any part and parcel thereof, and which water system includes all water mains, service laterals, hydrants, valves and appurtenances, and which sewer system includes all sanitary sewer lines, including mains, laterals, manholes and appurtenances. All paving for streets, roads, walkways or entrance ways now or hereafter owned by Debtor and which are now or hereafter located on the Property or any part or parcel ther eof; provided that such matters shall be released upon a public dedication of such roads to any governmental municipality having jurisdiction. All of Debtor’s right, title and interest as seller in and to all agreements for the sale of the Property, or any part thereof, heretofore made and entered into, and in and to all sale agreements hereafter made entered into, by or on behalf of Debtor, together with all deposits and payments in connection therewith, together with any and all receivables now or hereafter due Debtor with respect to such agreements. All of the right, title and interest of the Debtor in and to all unearned premiums accrued, accruing or to accrue under any, and all insurance policies now or hereafter provided pursuant to the terms of security agreements and all proceeds or sums payable for the loss of or damage to (a) the Property or collateral described herein or (b) rents, revenues, income, pro ts or proceeds from service agreements or contracts, leases, franchises, concessions or licenses of or any part of the Property. All of Debtor’s interests in all utility security deposits or bonds on the Property or any part or parcel thereof and all residential units of density and water and sewer reservations and equivalent residential connections affecting or allocated to the Property. All other property or rights of Debtor of any kind or character related to the Property and all proceeds and products of any of the foregoing, all of the foregoing including such property whether now or hereafter existing or acquired. All permits, licenses, certi cates of use and occupancy (or their equivalent), zoning and governmental applications and approvals relating to the above-described real pr operty and the improvements now or hereafter thereon. All agreements and contract rights, including the pr oceeds thereunder, now or hereinafter entered into or obtained in connection with the acquisition, development, construction, renovation, management, maintenance, sales, leasing or operation of the Property, and the improvements now or hereafter thereon; any and all development and construction contracts, engineering, architectural and surveying agreements, purchase and sales contracts, utilities agreements and rights, maintenance and service contracts, ctitious names and tradenames, warrantee’s and guarantees, personal property and leases therefore, which pertain or relate in any manner to the Property or any portion thereof, and the improvements now or hereafter thereon, or to the ownership or operation thereof; all material, payment and performance bonds and letters of credit obtained in connection with the Property and the improvements now or hereafter thereon. All bank accounts (excluding trust and agency accounts), including interest thereon, Letters(s) of Credit, deposits, cash, money and all additions thereto and substitutions therefore and all cash proceeds thereof, delivered by Debtor to the bank. at public sale, to the highest bidder, for cash, in the Jury Assembly Room, Second Floor of the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, located at 312 North West 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida at 11:00 a.m., on July 17, 2013. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from any of the sales, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must le a claim within sixty (60) days after the sale. WITNESS my hand and the seal of this Court on April 11, 2013. SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT BY: Sandra L. Creech, Deputy Clerk 441412 ON 6/19,26/2013 Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice 16 Okeechobee News June 26, 2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 19TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. CASE No. 47-2009-CA-000841 THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON FKA THE BANK OF NEW YORK, AS TRUSTEE FOR THE CERTIFICATEHOLDERS OF THE CWABS, INC., ASSET-BACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2006-18, Plaintiff, vs. CASTINEIRA, SERGIO, et. al., Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order or Final Judgment entered in Case No. 47-2009CA000841 of the Circuit Court of the 19TH Judicial Circuit in and for OKEECHOBEE County, Florida, wherein, THE BANK OF NEW YOR K MELLON FKA THE BANK OF NEW YORK, AS TRUSTEE FOR THE CERTIFICATEHOLDERS OF THE CWABS, INC., ASSET-BACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2006-18, Plaintiff, and, CASTINEIRA, SERGIO, et. al., are Defendants, the Clerk of the Court will sell to the highest bidder for cash at, THE OKEECHOBEE COUNTY JUDICIAL CENTER, 312 NW 3RD STREET, 2ND FLOOR, JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM, OKEECHOBEE, FLORIDA, at the hour o f 11:00am, on the 24th day of July, 2013, the following described property: LOT 16, BLOCK 16, UNIT NUMBER 2, BASSWOOD INCORPORATED, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 28, 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 le a claim within 60 days after the sale. DATED this 31st day of May, 2013. SHARON ROBERTSON Clerk Circuit Court BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Cler k GREENSPOON MARDER, P.A. 100 West Cypress Creek Rd. Ste 700 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309 446198 ON 6/26;7/3/2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY CIVIL DIVISION Case No. 47-2013-CA-000131 CENLAR FSB Plaintiff, VS. MANUEL ARTURO RAMIREZ A/K/ A MANUEL RAMIREZ, TIFFANIE M. RAMIREZ A/K/A TIFFANIE MARIE RAMIREZ, et al. Defendants. NOTICE OF ACTION TO: TIFFANIE M. RAMIREZ A/K/A TIFFANIE MARIE RAMIREZ CURRENT RESIDENCE UNKNOWN LAST KNOWN ADDRESS 914 SE 15TH ST OKEECHOBEE, FL 34974 2418 You are noti ed that an action to foreclose a mortgage on the following property in Okeechobee County, Florida: LOT 231, BLUE HERON GULF AND COUNTY CLUB, PHASE 4A, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 6, PAGE 68, PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. commonly known as 916 SE 15TH ST, OKEECHOBEE, FL 34974 has been led against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on Kari D. Marsland-Pettit of Kass Shuler, P.A., plaintiffs attorney, whose address is P.O. Box 800, Tampa, Florida 33601, (813) 229-0900, 30 days from the rst date of publication, and le the original with the Clerk of this Court either before service on the Plaintiffs attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise, a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint. Dated: June 1.0 2013. CLERK OF THE COURT Honorable Sharon Robertson 312 N.W. Third Street Okeechobee, Florida 34972 BY: Jennifer Rediker Deputy Cler k NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990; In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact Court Administration no later than seven days prior to the proceeding at 250 NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucie, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.4370 within seven working days of your receipt of this NOTICE: IF YOU ARE HEARING IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8770. 446647 ON 6/26;7/3/2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 2010-CA-000150 GREEN TREE SERVICING LLC, Plaintiff, V S. A MBER L. GRIESEMER; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF AMBER L. GRIESEMER; 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); OAK TREE PLACE HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC.; PNC BANK, NATIONAL A SSOCIATION F/K/A NATIONAL CITY BANK; DAVID L. STERLING; THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF DAVID L. STERLING; JOHN DOE; JANE DOE; 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: CONDOMINIUM UNIT NO. E, DWELLING STRUCTURE 30, OAK TREE PLACE, ACCORDING TO THE DECLARATION THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN OFFICIAL RECORDS BOOK 260, PAGE 999, 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 o’clock, A.M., on JULY 17,2013. 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. 441079 ON 6/19,26/2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 47-2011-CA-000053 FLAGSTAR BANK, FSB, Plaintiff, VS. MICHAEL P. BANKS; SARAH D. BANKS; 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 May 23, 2013 in Civil Case No. 47-2011CA000053, of the Circuit Court of the NINETEENTH Judicial Circuit in and for OKEECHOBEE County, Florida, wherein, FLAGSTAR BANK, FSB is the Plaintiff, and MICHAEL P. BANKS; SARAH D. BANKS; MIDFLORIDA FEDERAL CREDIT UNION; CONNERS GABLES HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC.; are Defendants. The clerk of the court, Sharon Robertson will sell to the highest bidder for cash in the Jury Assembly Room, 2nd Floor at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center beginning at 11 AM. on the 17th day of July, 2013, the following described real property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: THE SOUTH 37.00 FEET OF LOT 6 AND THE NORTH 57.00 FEET OF LOT 7, BLOCK 25, A REVISED AND ADDITION TO CONNERS GABLES, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 15, PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA.ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. Dated this 31st day of May, 2013. SHARON ROBERTSON Clerk of the Circuit Court BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk ALDRIDGE / CONNORS, LLP Attorney for Plaintiff 7000 West Palmetto Park Road Suite 307 Boca Raton, FL 33433 Telephone: (561) 392-6391 Facsimile: (561) 392-6965 445913 ON 6/19,26/2013

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Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 19 JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 2009CA000138 PNC BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION Plaintiff, vs. DONALD C SPATH, et al. Defendant(s) NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS HEREBY given pursuant to Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated May 16, 2013, and entered in Case No. 2009CA000138 of the Circuit Court of the 19 Judicial Circuit in and for Okeechobee County, Florida, wherein PNC BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, is the Plaintiff and Donald C Spath; Okeechobee County, Florida Code Enforcement; John Doe, Public Notice Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 19TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION: CASE NO.: 472009CA000809CAXXXX ONEWEST BANK, FSB, Plaintiff, V S. RAYMUNDO MEDRANO; BASSWOOD HOMEOWNERS’ ASSOCIATION, INC., A DISSOLVED CORPORATION; LUCIA MEDRANO; 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 23rd day of May, 2013, and entered in Case No. 472009CA000809CAXXXX, of the Circuit Court of the 19TH Judicial Circuit in and for Okeechobee County, Florida, wherein ONEWEST BANK, FSB is the Plaintiff and RAYMUNDO MEDRANO, LUCIA MEDRANO 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 24th day of July, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: LOT 14, BLOCK 28 OF UNIT NO. 2 BASSWOOD INCORPORATED, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 28, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. A NY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Corrie Johnson, A DA Coordinator, 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if y ou are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. SPANISH: Si usted es una persona discapacitada que necesita alguna adaptacien 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 cation si es que falta menos de 7 dias para su comparecencia. Si tiene una discapacidad auditiva o de habla, llame al 711. KREYOL: Si ou se yon moun ki kokobe ki bezwen asistans ou aparey pou ou ka patisipe nan prosedu sa-a, ou gen dwa san ou pa bezwen peye anyen pou ou j wen on seri de ed. Tanpri kontakte Corrie Johnson, Co-ordinator ADA, 250 NW Country Club Drive, suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 O’mwen 7 jou avan ke ou gen pou-ou paret nan tribunal, ou imediatman ke ou resevwa avis sa-a ou si le ke ou gen pou-ou ale nan tribunal-la mwens ke 7 j ou; Si ou pa ka tande ou pale byen, rele 711. Dated this 31st day of May, 2013. SHARON ROBERTSON Clerk of the Circuit Court BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk 446268 ON 6/26;7/3/2013 Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice 17 Okeechobee News June 26, 2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION CASE NO. 47-2009-CA-000711 OCWEN LOAN SERVICING, LLC., Plaintiff, VS. MICHAEL R. BRAMAN AND PATRICIA A. BRAMAN, et.al. Defendant(s). NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated April 11., 2013, and entered in 47-2009-CA-000711 of the Circuit Court of the Nineteenth Judicial Circuit in and for Okeechobee County, Florida, wherein OCWEN LOAN SERVICING, LLC., is the Plaintiff and PATRICIA A. BRAMAN; MICHAEL R. BRAMAN; BLUE HERON GOLF AND COUNTRY CLUB HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC.; UNKNOWN TENANTS are the Defendant(s). Sharon Robertson as the Clerk of the Circuit Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash, in the Jury Assembly Room, 2nd Fl., Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 312 NW 3rd St., Okeechobee, FL 34972, at 11:00 AM on July 24, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: LOT 116, BLUE HERON GOLF AND COUNTRY CLUB, PHASE II, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 6, PAGES 59 AND 60, 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 le a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated this 16th day of April, 2013. Sharon Robertson As Clerk of the Court BY: Sandra L. Creech As Deputy Clerk IMPORTANT If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Corrie Johnson, ADA Coordinator, 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. Robertson, Anschutz & Schneid, P.L., Attorne y s for Plaintiff Crossword Puzzle ACROSS 1 It may be caged or staked 12 Lace alternative, perhaps 14 Learns cold 16 Out of the teeth of the gale 17 Suffix with city 18 Supply next to the grill 19 First name in travel 21 Circular contents 22 Fix, as a bow 23 Exile, perhaps 25 Less inclined to ramble 26 First National Leaguer to hit 500 homers 27 Pre-makeover condition 31 Leprechaun-like 32 Epoch in which grazing mammals became widespread 33 Mg. and oz. 36 Included as a postscript 37 Humble abode 38 God often depicted with green skin 41 Arlington, Va., post 43 Like many Edwardian era collars 44 Screwdriver parts, for short 47 Perceive 48 __ dixit 49 Exams given by committee 51 Was a passenger 52 1984 Rob Reiner rock music satire 55 Federal Reserve goal 56 Far from settled DOWN 1 Boldness 2 Pre-Columbian Mexicans 3 Co. with a 90s Friends & FamilyŽ program 4 Conservatory pursuits 5 Vissi darteŽ singer 6 Square dance quorum 7 Falls heavily 8 Capital on the Gulf of Guinea 9 Polymer ending 10 Book covering the Hebrews 40year wilderness exile 11 Rainbow and Dolly Varden 12 Lightly and quickly, in music 13 Muppet wearing horizontal stripes 14 Resulted from 15 River of Flanders 20 Game for young matchmakers 22 Is put out by 24 Idle and more? 25 :50, put another way 28 Peachy 29 Letters used in dating 30 Animated Flanders 33 1984 #1 country hit by the Judds 34 Common voting occasion 35 Out of AfricaŽ star 36 Food for leafhoppers 38 Passing news item? 39 Some campus returnees 40 Undisturbed 42 Red wine grape 44 Calgary Olympics skating silver medalist 45 Ribbed 46 Links bugaboo 49 Site of 1993 ArabIsraeli accords 50 Kitsch deplorer53 Org. with a pair of gloves in its logo 54 Ortiz of Ugly BettyŽ By Brad Wilber (c)2011 Tribune Media Services, Inc. 08/06/11 08/06/11 ANSWER TO PREVIOUS PUZZLE: Edited by Rich Norris and Joyce Nichols Lewis xwordeditor@aol.com N/K/A Tony Aguerre; and Jane Doe, N/K/A Carla Canargo, 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, at 11:00AM, on July 24, 2013, the following described property set forth in said Order or Final Judgment, to wit: LOT 66, WHISPERING PINES HEIGHTS, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 46, PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. 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 20th day of May, 2013. Sharon Robertson, Clerk Okeechobee County, Florida BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk WWR #10053520Wellman, Weinberg & Reis Co., L.P.A.Attorney for Plaintiff 550 West Cypress Creek Road, Suite 550 Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33309 Telephone # (954) 740-5200 Facsimile# (954) 740-5290 445814 ON 6/26;7/3/2013 6409 Congress Avenue, Suite 100, Boca Raton, FL 33487 Telephone: 561-241-6901 Fax: 561-241-9181 441890 ON 6/26;7/3/2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO: 472012CA000239CAXXXX WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A., NOT IN ITS INDIVIDUAL CAPACITY BUT SOLELY AS TRUSTEE FOR THE RMAC TRUST, SERIES 2010-7T, PLAINTIFF, VS. DON J. BROWN; 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 August 30, 2012 in Civil Case No.: 472012CA000239CAXXXX, of the Circuit Court of the NINETEENTH Judicial Circuit in and for OKEECHOBEE County, Florida, wherein, WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A., NOT IN ITS INDIVIDUAL CAPACITY BUT SOLELY AS TRUSTEE FOR THE RMAC TRUST, SERIES 2010-7T is the Plaintiff, and, DON J. BROWN; DOROTHY A. BROWN; HARBOR FEDERAL SAVINGS BANK; UNKNOWN TENANT #1; UNKNOWN TENANT #2; AND UNKNOWN TENANT(S) IN POSSESSION are Defendants. The clerk of the court will sell to the highest bidder for cash at 11:00 AM on July 24, 2013, at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, located at 312 NW 3rd Street, Jury Assembly Room, 2nd Floor; Okeechobee, Florida 34972. The following described real property as set forth in said Final summary Judgment, to wit: LOT 38 & 39, RIVER RUN RESORT SUBDIVISION, PHASE II, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 6, PAGE 33, PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA TOGETHER WITH THAT CERTAIN MOBILE HOME DESIGNATED AS FOLLOWS: MAKE: NAVIGAT YEAR 1999 TITLE NUMBER 79274783 & 79274829 ID NUMBERS: PSHGA21894A & PSHGA2189B WHICH MOBILE HOME IS PERMANENTLY AFFIXED TO SAID LAND. 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 19, 2013. SHARON ROBERTSON CLERK OF THE COURT BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk Aldridge Connors, LLP Attorney for Plaintiffs 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. 443709 ON 6/26;7/3/2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION CASE NO. 472009CA000547CAXXXXWELLS FARGO BANK NA AS TRUSTEE, Plaintiff, VS. TIMOTHY DEAN, CYNTHIA DEAN, et.al. Defendant(s). NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated May 23, 2013, and entered in 472009CA000547CAXXXX of the Circuit Court of the Nineteenth Judicial Circuit in and for Okeechobee County, Florida, wherein WELLS FARGO BANK NA AS TRUSTEE, is the Plaintiff and TIMOTHY DEAN; CYNTHIA D. DEAN A/K/A CYNTHIA DENISE DEAN; CITIFINANCIAL AUTO CORPORATION F/K/A TRANSOUTH FINANCIAL CORPORATION; UNKNOWN TENANT(S) are the DefenLEGAL NOTICENotice is hereby given that on 7/12/13 at 10:30 am, the following mobile home will be sold at public auction pursuant to F.S. 715.109: 1982 CLAR #LFL1AC207001778. Last Tenant: Charles Francis Grogan. Sale to be held at 1307 S Parrott Ave Box 82, Okeechobee, FL 34974, (954) 445-2339. 446733 ON 6/26;7/3/2013 dant(s). Sharon Robertson as the Clerk of the Circuit Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash, in the Jury Assembly Room, 2nd Floor, Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 312 NW 3rd St., Okeechobee, FL 34972, at 11:00 AM on July 17, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: LOT 124 OF PIONEER ESTATES UNIT 3, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 6, PAGES 31 AND 32, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. TOGETHER WITH A 1985 CITA DOUBLEWIDE MOBILE HOME WITH VIN #’S EJ05879A AND EJ05879B 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 31 day of May, 2013. Sharon Robertson As Clerk of the Court BY: Sandra L. Creech As Deputy Clerk IMPORTANT If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Corrie Johnson, ADA Coordinator, 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. Robertson, Anschutz & Schneid, P.L., Attorneys for Plaintiff 6409 Congress Avenue, Suite 100, Boca Raton, FL 33487 Telephone: 561-241-6901 Fax: 561-241-9181 445909 ON 6/26;7/3/2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOROKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDACASE No. 2009CA000510 BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING L.P. F/K/A COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS SERVICING, L.P., PLAINTIFF, VS. ARMANDO GARCIA, JR, ET AL. DEFENDANT(S). NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to the Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated May 23, 2013 in the above action, I will sell to the highest bidder for cash at Okeechobee, Florida, on July 17, 2013, at 11:00 AM, at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 2nd Floor Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd St., Okeechobee, FL 34972 the following described property: LOT 12, BLOCK 20, A REVISED AND ADDITION TO PLAT OF CONNERS GABLES, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 15, 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 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: May 30, 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 33486 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. 445957 ON 6/19,26/2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION CASE NO. 472009CA000139CAAXMX FLAGSTAR BANK, FSB, Plaintiff, DORA A. SHAW AKA DORA SHAW, MICHAEL SHAW AKA MICHAEL P. SHAW, UNKNOWN TENANT IN POSSESSION 1, UNKNOWN TENANT IN POSSESSION 2, Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Summary Final Judgment of Foreclosure led May 16, 2013 entered in Civil Case No. 472009CA000139CAAXMX 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, Okeechobee, FL. 34972 in accordance with Chapter 45, Florida Statutes on the 31st day of July, 2013 at 11:00 AM on the following described property as set forth in said summary nal Judgment, to-wit: Lot 7, Block 1, Basswood Unit 1, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 22 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 le a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated this 16th day of May, 2013. SHARON ROBERTSON CLERK OF COURTS BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk Danielle N. Parsons, Esq. Florida Bar No.: 0029364 McCalla Raymer, LLC 225 E. Robinson Street, Suite 660 Orlando, FL 32801 Ph: (407) 674-1850 Fax: (321) 248-0420 Attorneys for Plaintiff 445807 ON 6/26;7/3/2013 Grab a bargain from your neighbors garage, attic, basement or closet in todays classifieds. How fast can your car go? It can go even faster when you sell it in the classifieds. Find it faster. Sell it sooner in the classifieds

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Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA Case Number : 2013-CA-001, SEACOAST NATIONAL BANK, A NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, Plaintiff, VS. AMANDA L JONES f/k/a AMANDA PURVIS a/k/a AMANDA L. FISHER; And THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF AMANDA L JONES f/k/a AMANDA PURVIS a/k/a AMANDA L. FISHER n/k/a JOHN FISHER and any and all unknown parties claiming by, through, under and against the herein named individual defendants, Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated April 11, 2013, and entered in Case No. 2013-CA-001, of the Circuit Court of the 19 Judicial Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public NoticeIN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 10-CA-000255 BRANCH BANKING AND TRUST COMPANY, P.O. Box 1847, Wilson NC 27894 Plaintiff, v. DAVID L. PETERSON; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF DAVID L. PETERSON; NANCY E. PETERSON; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF NANCY E. PETERSON; SUNSET STRIP AIRPARK PROPERTY OWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC., ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANTS WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS; TENANT #1; TENANT #2, 18 Okeechobee News June 26, 2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 47-2012-CA-000278 A URORA BANK FSB, Plaintiff, V S. A LFONSO ARANA, et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Mortgage Foreclosure dated May 23, 2013, and entered in Case No. 47-2012CA-000278 of the Circuit Court of the NINETEENTH Judicial Circuit in and for OKEECHOBEE County, Florida wherein AURORA BANK FSB is the Plaintiff and ALFONSO ARANA; MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRAT ION SYSTEMS INCORPORATED AS NOMINEE FOR AURORA BANK FSB; T ENANT #1 N/K/A ELIZABETH GOMEZ., and TENANT #2 N/K/A ARMANDO RODRIGUEZ are the Defendants, The Clerk of the Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in the JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM, 2ND FLOOR, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY JUDICIAL CENTER, 312 N.W. 3RD STREET, OKEECHOBEE, FLORIDA 34972 at 11:00AM, on the 17th day of July, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: LOT 3 OF BLOCK 28, CONNER’S HIGHLANDS, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 1, PAGE 21, PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. A/K/A 626 NW 21ST LANE, OKEECHOBEE, FL 34972 A ny person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, othIN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA Case No. 2013CA116 THE HOWARD E. HILL FOUNDATION, INC., Plaintiff, VS. er than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must le a claim within sixty (60) days after the sale. WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of this Court on May 31, 2013. SHARON ROBERTSON CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk Ronald R Wolfe & Associates, P.L. P.O. Box 25018 Tampa, Florida 33622-5018 F11033387 NATIONSTARSPECFHLMC---Team 6 F11033387 **See Americans with Disabilities Act Florida Rules of Judicial AdministrationRule 2.540 Notices to Persons With Disabilities If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Corrie Johnson, ADA Coordinator, 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. 445897 ON 6/19,26/2013 GEORGE DOUGLAS ETCHISON, ET UX, ET AL., Defendants NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE Notice is hereby given that the undersigned, SHARON ROBERTSON, Clerk of Circuit Court of Okeechobee County, Florida, will on the 24th day of July, 2013, at 11:00 A.M., in the Jury Assembly Room on the 2nd oor of the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Okeechobee County, Florida, offer for sale and sell at public outcry to the highest and best bidder for cash, the following described property situated in Okeechobee County, Florida, to wit: Lot 8, WESTSIDE ESTATES, according to the Plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 5, Page 74, Public Records of Okeechobee County, Florida. Together with a 1989 Gree mobile home ID# FLFLK32A11 087GH and FLFLK32B11087GH pursuant to the nal decree of foreclosure entered in a case pending in said Court, the style of which is: THE HOWARD E. HILL FOUNDATION, INC. v. GEORGE DOUGLAS ETCHISON, et ux, et al., and the docket number of which is Number is Case No. 2013CA116. 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, Florida 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. WITNESS my hand and the of cial seal of said Court, this 16th day of May, 2013. SHARON ROBERTSON Clerk of Circuit Court BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk John Jay Watkins, Esquire, P.O. Box 250, LaBelle, FL 33975 445639 ON 6/26;7/3/2013 Circuit in and for Okeechobee County, Florida, wherein SEACOAST NATIONAL BANK, is the Plaintiff and AMANDA L JONES f/k/a AMANDA PURVIS a/k/a AMANDA L. FISHER; and THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF AMANDA L JONES f/k/a AMANDA PURVIS a/k/a AMANDA L. FISHER n/k/a JOHN FISHER, are Defendants, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the OKEECHOBEE COUNTY JUDICIAL CENTER, 312 NW 3rd Street, JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM, SECOND FLOOR, OKEECHOBEE, FLORIDA 34972, at 11:00 a.m. on the 24TH day of JULY, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: THE EAST 241.7 FEET OF THE SOUTH 208.7 FEET OF THE SOUTH ONE-HALF (S1/2) OF THE NORTH ONE-HALF (N1/2) OF SECTION 25, TOWNSHIP 35 SOUTH, RANGE 33 EAST, LYING AND BEING IN OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA, LESS AND EXCEPTING THEREFROM THE EAST 33.00 FEET. TOGETHER WITH A 1979 HS WORT DOUBLEWIDE MOBILE HOME VIN# GB1CS27557A AND GB1CS27557B Property address: 16835 NW 144th Ave., Okeechobee, FL ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAT THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITH-IN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Corrie Johnson, ADA Coordinator, 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port 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 the 12 day of APRIL, 2013. SHARON ROBERTSON Clerk of Circuit Court BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk Attorney for Plaintiff: Devin R. Maxwell, Esq. MAXWELL & MAXWELL, P.A. Florida Bar No.: 172693 405 NW 3rd Street Okeechobee, Florida 34972 (863) 763-1119 Telephone 441435 ON 6/26;7/3/2013 Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given, pursuant to Final Judgment of Foreclosure for Plaintiff entered in this cause, in the Circuit Court of OKEECHOBEE County, Florida, I will sell the property situated in OKEECHOBEE County, Florida described as: THE EAST 1/2 OF LOT 46 AND ALL THAT PART OF TRACT B ADJACENT TO THE SOUTH BOUNDARY OF THE EAST 1/2 OF LOT 46, SUNSET STRIP AIRPARK, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 5, PAGES 23 AND 24, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. and commonly known as: 7972 Southwest 13th Street, Okeechobee, FL 34974, at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash, in the Jury Assembly Room, 2nd Floor, Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 312 NW 3rd St., Okeechobee, FL 34972, on July 24, 2013, at 11:00 A.M. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Corrie Johnson, ADA Coordinator, 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; i f you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. SPANISH: Si usted es una persona discapacitada que necesita alguna adaptacion para poder participar de este procedimiento o evento; usted tiene derecho, sin costo alguno a que se le provea cierta ayuda. Favor de comunicarse con Corrie Johnson, Coordinadora de A.D.A., 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, Fl. 34986, (772) 807-4370 por lo menos 7 dias antes de que tenga que comparecer en corte o inmediatamente despues de haber recibido esta noti cacion si es que falta menos de 7 dias para su comparecencia. Si tiene una discapacidad auditiva o de habla, llame al 711. KREYOL: Si ou se yon moun ki kokobe ki bezwen asistans ou aparey pou ou ka patisipe nan prosedu sa-a, ou gen dwa san ou pa bezwen peye anyen pou ou jwen on seri de ed. Tanpri kontakte Corrie Johnson, Co-ordinator ADA, 250 NW Country Club Drive, suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 O’mwen 7 jou avan ke ou gen pou-ou paret nan tribunal, ou imediatman ke ou resevwa avis sa-a ou si le ke ou gen pou-ou ale nan tribunal-la mwens ke 7 jou; Si ou pa ka tande ou pale byen, rele 711. Dated this April 19, 2013. SHARON ROBERTSON Clerk of the Circuit Court BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Cler k 443710 ON 6/26;7/3/2013 By Annie ChambersU.S. Army Corps of Engineers Florida’s redbay trees are dying at an alarming rate, at the hands of a dangerous pair—the deadly combination of a symbiotic plant pest and disease called laurel wilt. First discovered in 2005 in Duval County, laurel wilt disease has since spread south and is covering a vast section of Tamiami Trail, potentially threatening the Everglades. The disease, caused by a fungus transmitted by the invasive redbay ambrosia beetle, kills avocado and other trees in the laurel family. The insects can enter Florida on infested rewood and host trees; for that reason, it is recommended to use local rewood only. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonv ille District is part of the Everglades Cooperative Invasive Species Management Area (ECISMA), a formal partnership of federal, state and local government agencies, Tribes and interested groups. Everglades restoration poses new challenges for invasive species management and a need for cooperation among agencies and organizations at higher levels of policy and management. Recent survey ights by ECISMA conrmed laurel wilt is expanding rapidly across the Everglades. The primary method of control for laurel wilt, proposed by the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, is scouting and early detection, leading to suppression of redbay ambrosia beetle. Educating the public—gardeners, homeowners and landscapers—about the signs of laurel wilt and redbay ambrosia beetles is a top priority. “Our concern is that it will open up niches for invasive species to thrive; they out-compete our natives,” said Jon Lane, chief of the Invasive Species Management Branch. The implications are huge, because a loss of tree island ecosystems would result in a loss of the valuable services they provide for wildlife. Tree islands are considered an extremely important contributor to habitat heterogeneity and overall species diversity within the Everglades ecosystem because they provide nesting habitat and refuge for birds and upland species and serve as hotspots of plant species diversity within the Greater Everglades, according to a U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service report. “I am concerned about laurel wilt causing bay tree mortality on tree islands; this mortality would leave gaps within the canopy that would allow other invasive species to colonize, further degrading the system by reducing native tree species diversity and causing cascading effects to other ecosystem components,” said Gina Ralph, chie f of the South Florida Section of the Planning Division’s Environmental Branch. Laurel wilt may threaten Everglades restoration plan Special to the Okeechobee News/ Ellen Allen/South Florida Water Management DistrictThis photo shows a survey of laurel wilt damage to swampbays in an Everglades tree island.

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