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Okeechobee news ( May 29, 2013 )

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Title: Okeechobee news
Uniform Title: Okeechobee news (Okeechobee, Fla. 2000)
Physical Description: Newspaper
Language: English
Publisher: Okeechobee News
Place of Publication: Okeechobee Fla
Creation Date: May 29, 2013
Publication Date: 07-03-2013

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Dates or Sequential Designation: Vol. 91, no. 111 (Apr. 20, 2000)-
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Title: Okeechobee news
Uniform Title: Okeechobee news (Okeechobee, Fla. 2000)
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Place of Publication: Okeechobee Fla
Creation Date: May 29, 2013
Publication Date: 07-03-2013

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14.23 feetLast Year: 12.02 feet L ake Levels S ource: South Florida Water M anagement District. Depth given i n feet above sea level Wednesday, July 3, 2013 50¢ Plus tax V ol. 104 No. 79 See page 4 for information about how to contact this newspaper. W oman accused of stealing shoes ... Page 7 Two charged in ri e theft ... Page 8 Okeechobee News/ Katrina ElskenPatriotic swimmersMembers of the Okeechobee Shockwaves swim team started their rst home meet with the National Anthem. Shockwaves members did well at the meet, held June 29 at the Okeechobee Sports Complex against teams from the coast. For more on the story, see page 22. Okeechobee Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 69 will host a community Fourth of July celebration at Okee-Tantie off State Road 78 at the Kissimmee River on Thursday. The event will start at 4 p.m. with a public safety expo. Dairy Queen will sponsor the Kids’ Fun Zone that will include bounce houses, face painting, a dunk tank and, of course, ice cream. Nonpro t vendors will also be on hand selling various types of foods. Games and competitions will include a hot dog eating contest, a pie eating contest and an ice cream eating contest. A baking competition will include pies, cakes, cupcakes and miscellaneous categories. 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 directl y across from the Okee-Tantie Marina. If the celebration is rained out, it will be staged Friday, July 5. Entry forms for the contests are available at the Sheriff’s Of ce, 504 N.W. Fourth St.; or online at www.okeechobeefop.com. For the schedule of events, see page 11. July 4th celebration at Okee-Tantie By Eric KoppOkeechobee News Two Okeechobee teenagers have been arrested in connection with the alleged burglary of three vehicles and the theft of another vehicle. Eric Anselmo, 18, S.W. Second Way, was arrested June 28 on felony charges of burglary of a structure, burglary of an unoccupied conveyance (three counts) and grand theft-auto. He was also arrested on a misdemeanor charge of criminal mischief. Anselmo’s bond on those charges has been set at $27,000. He was already incarcerated in the county jail when arrested on these charges. Also arrested was 17year-old Michael J. Raulerson, N.W. Fourth St., Okeechobee. He faces the same charges as Anselmo. Raulerson was booked into the county jail then released into the custody of his parents. An arrest report by Detective Mark Shireman, of the Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Of ce (OCSO), stated that Anselmo and Raulerson crawled under a locked chain-link fence that surrounds a local business after the business had closed for the evening. Once inside the fence the two alleged interlopers reportedly burglarized three motor vehicles. Then, continued the detective’s report, Anselmo and Raulerson used a pickup truck to break down a small fence. They then took a second truck, drove it through the destroyed fence and away from the scene, stated Detective Shireman. The detective’s report does not indicate if the rst pickup sustained any damage. According to the detective’s report that second truck was then ‘dumped’ in the Southwest section of the county near a dirt road. Two charged in theft of truckSee THEFT — Page 8

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Good news about your business? Your civic group? Your community?Tell your own story! 100 words and one photo for only $25!Publish Your News today!Just visit www.newszap.com, click on your community, and then on the link for Publish Your News. Always on Top of the JobŽRe-Roofing Specialists€ Metal & Shingle Roofs € Flats & Leaks Repair FREE ESTIMATES863-357-3838State Lic.#CCC1327338 2 Okeechobee News July 3, 2013 Today: Partly cloudy with thunderstorms and rain showers. High of 88F with a heat index of 93F. Breezy. Winds from the SE at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 60% with rainfall amounts near 0.4 in. possible. Tonight: Partly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm and a chance of rain. Low of 73F. Winds from the SE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 30%.Extended ForecastThursday: Partly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm and a chance of rain. High of 90F. Breezy. Winds from the ESE at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 30%. Thursday Night: Partly cloudy. Low of 75F. Winds from the ESE at 5 to 15 mph. Friday: Partly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm and rain in the afternoon. High of 90F with a heat index of 95F. Winds from the ESE at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 40%. Friday Night: Partly cloudy. Low of 75F. Winds from the ESE at 5 to 10 mph. Saturday: Partly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm and rain. High of 90F with a heat index of 95F. Winds from the ESE at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 50%. Okeechobee Forecast Up coming blood drivesWhile you are planning your vacation, many are facing a long time in a hospital or recovery center. Help them with a donation of blood to speed their recovery. Be a life saver during this month’s blood drives. Thursday, July 4 – Fireworks Festival at Okee Tantie, 4 – 8 p.m. Monday, July 8 – Publix, 2 – 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 9 – Raulerson Hospital, 1 – 6 p.m. Thursday, July 11 – SFWMD Field Ofce, S.R. 70E, 12 – 5 p.m. Friday, July 12 – Walgreen’s, 1 – 6 p.m. Friday, July 19 – Publix, 2 – 7 p.m. Sunday, July 21 – Golden Corral, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. New manatee and sea turtle decals from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission (FWC) give people another chance to celebrate the 500-year anniversary of Juan Ponce de Leon’s arrival on Florida shores and support conservation of these iconic Florida species. Manatees and sea turtles were among the native wildlife seen by Spanish explorer Ponce de Leon and his crew in 1513, when he named the peninsula La Florida, land of the owers. Ponce de Leon also designated a cluster of islands 70 miles west of Key W est as Las Tortugas, because of sea turtles nesting there. As with other Florida beaches, the islands of Dry Tortugas National Park still have loggerhead, leatherback, green and hawksbill turtles coming back year after year to lay their eggs. Today, the manatee is the state’s designated marine mammal and the loggerhead sea turtle is the state’s saltwater reptile. “The abundance of wildlife that Ponce De Leon and his crew witnessed when arriving on Florida shores 500 years ago still exists today, thanks to people who support conservation of species such as manatees and sea turtles,” said Carol Knox, FWC’s imperiled species section leader. “People who voluntarily donate $5 for a manatee or sea turtle decal increase the chances that these species will be around another 500 years.” The latest editions of the manatee and sea turtle decals go on sale July 1. Floridians can donate $5 to receive a decal when they are registering a vehicle or vessel, or renewing a registration, through the mail or in person at county tax collectors’ of ces across the state. The sale of decals helps support the FWC’s manatee and sea turtle research, rescue, rehabilitation, management and education efforts. Manatee and sea turtle decals also can be ordered online at http://www.myfwc. com/wildlifehabitats/managed/manatee/decals/ or http://www.myfwc.com/wildlifehabitats/managed/sea-turtles/decals/. Purchasing the “Save the Manatee” and “Helping Sea Turtles Survive” specialty Florida license plates also supports conservation of these species. Decals celebrate the arrival of de Leon on Florida’s shore Special to the Okeechobe News/ FWCFloridians can donate $5 to receive a decal when they are registering a vehicle or vessel, or renewing a registration, through the mail or in person at county tax collectors’ of ces across the state.

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Indian River State College hosted a Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Camp with 40 gifted and honor students, grades 10-12, through the Heartland Consortium which includes Okeechobee County. The camp ran from June 23 to June 28 at the IRSC Main Campus in Fort Pierce. The camp exposed gifted students to new technologies and STEM activities built upon academic concepts in mathematics, physics, and chemistry. Each morning students learned academic principles; and in the afternoon, students applied what they learned in the laboratory. Topics explored were Alternative Energies and Organic Chemistry; Optics, Photonics, Physics and Mathematics; Nanotechnology and Inorganic Chemistry; and Net Zero House and Mathematics. In Alternative Energies and Organic Chemistry, students learned about the chemical components that create ethanol and other alternative fuels and test the fuels in the IRSC Brown Center lab. In Optics, Photonics, Physics and Mathematics, students conducted experiments in the Brown Center for Optics and Photonics lab. In Nanotechnology and Inorganic Chemistry, students studied how engineering, science, and mathematics are creating innovative equipment and new industries. In Net Zero House and Mathematics, students learned how builders are using new strategies to build homes that are self-reliant and sustainable. For more information, contact the IRSC Call Center at 1-866-792-4772 or visit www. irsc.edu. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Offer expires August 23, 2013 CAC014022 ORRECEIVE UP TO $2,500 in rebates* and tax credits**with the purchase of a qualifying Lennox Home Comfort System.Special Financing Available* *Oer is valid only with the purchase of qualifying Lennox products. System rebate oers range from $300 $2,000. See dealer for details. **Visit www.energystar.gov for mor e information on the tax credit guidelines. 2013 Lennox Industries, Inc.(863) 763-6742208 SW 5th Avenue, Okeechobee, FL 34974 Okeechobees Longest-Established Lennox Dealer Since 1975 THIS SOLUTION IS NOTHING TO SNEEZE AT.DUST, MOLDAND POLLENMAKING YOUUNCOMFORTABLE? BOGO For It!Go “nd Buy One Get One Free savings all over the store. Check our ads for new deals every week. publix.com/save Residential Commercial FREE EstimatesRoofing with the name you trust!Licensed and Insured St. Lic. CCC046939Dont make a Mistake! Call Big Lake 863-763-ROOF (7663) & REPAIRSROOFING 3 Okeechobee News July 3, 2013 Special to the Okeechobee NewsOCRA “STORM” Cheerleaders host fundraiser The OCRA “STORM” Cheerleaders recently held a fundraiser with a drawing. The winner, Russ Colwell, was presented a check by some of the cheerleaders and coaches in the amount of $400. Congratulations Mr. Colwell and thank you for helping out the “STORM” cheerleaders. The cheerleaders would also like to thank the community for all of the support. Indian River State College hosts STEM camp Special to the Okeechobee News/ IRSCStudents (from left) Cheyenne Pohl, Hardee High School, April Hogenkamp, Okeechobee High School and Rafe Fisher, Okeechobee High School, study light refraction in a Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Camp held at the IRSC Main Campus through the Heartland Consortium. FP&L assistance availableThe Salvation Army has FP&L (Florida Power and Light) funding available to assist quali ed consumers. Call 1-863-763-6020 for guidelines and information, Mondays and Tuesdays, between the hours of 10 a.m. 2:30 p.m.

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County taxes When they added the new taxes EMT and re tax they did it in conjunction with the ad valorem tax. The max ad valorem tax that they can charge is 10 mills according to the state. The re and EMT tax is still a tax. If y ou total the ad valorem, school, extra sales tax, county fuel tax, and children’s services w e are paying a higher tax rate than most counties on the coast including Dade and Broward. Now add the re and EMT tax in. W hen a new business is looking to move here you don’t think they nd out what all the taxes and fees are before they move?  Our county is still charging impact fees. If you was a new business wanting to locate here what does this county have to offer? A work force of unskilled labor, one of the highest tax rates in the area, plus an extra re and EMT tax, impact fees, a below average school system, and a town that is stagnate or going backwards. Now why would a new business want to move? I say rst stop the waste, stop county owned vehicles from going home and prove that the county employees are working and not off somewhere sleeping. I was told that the almost all of the ad valorem tax goes to the sheriff’s budget.  Most, if not all, of the ad valorem taxes go to the sheriff’s of ce, which includes the jail and court security. Most of the other county services are funded through designated fees. For example road and bridge department is funded by the county’s portion of the gas tax and the building department (now contracted out) is funded by the building permit fees. Fire/Rescue is funded by the re assessment and the EMT assessment. If the sheriff’s department gets more money, the only place it can come from is to raise ad valorem taxes, as far as I know. They used to get a lot more money from grants, but from what I have read, most of the grant money has dried up. Okeechobee County is not the only sheriff’s of ce with budget problems. Some Florida sheriff’s departments have turned their county jails back over to the county to run which means they are privatized.  Sounds like the county, like the federal government, has a spending problem. We are paying enough in taxes.Catholic schools At an event in Northern Ireland, President Obama said sending children to Catholic schools was keeping that nation divided. This was quite an offensive thing to say and it is all over the news in England. Strange that the main stream television media in this country is ignoring this gaffe. If a Republican had gone to another country and called Islamic schools divisive, it would be all over the American media.  Northern Ireland is actually part of the UK and is incredibly divided along Protestant/ Catholic lines. If you read up on the history of the area, these remarks might make more sense. This isn’t about being anti-private or Catholic schools, it’s about the incredible amount of animosity and division that exists between the people of that area over their religious af liation.  It’s not his business to tell Northern Ireland there’s a problem if Catholics have their buildings and Protestants have theirs. They don’t need him getting up on this teleprompter and telling them how to bring their country together. How would he feel if one of their leaders came over here and proceeded to tell 2000 young people how the “Affordable Care Act” is unaffordable, will add trillions of dollars to our country’s debt, will stop job growth and stagnate the economy further and that it “encourages division and discourages cooperation?” Yeah, he probably wouldn’t like that too much.  The Catholics and Protestants had been killing each other in Northern Ireland for eons, I doubt religious schools would be causing the divisiveness. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 4 Okeechobee News July 3, 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! City Land Use Map questionedMr. James Kirk, Mayor City of Okeechobee 55 S.E. Third Avenue Okeechobee, Florida 34974 Dear Mayor Kirk: The Economic Council of Okeechobee supports continued growth and expansion in the City of Okeechobee. Appropriate and well-planned growth is in fact a necessity for our community and critical to our longterm viability. Because of the rural nature of our community and these tough economic times, our City has struggled with little growth in recent years. We need to continue to focus On job growth for our citizens given our high rate of unemployment as well. Careful long-term planning in collaboration with other local entities such as the County, Utility Authority and Schools will enable our elected leaders to tend to many of the needs of our citizens, visitors and business owners. This long-term collaborative approach will protect all the wonderful qualities that we love about the City and provide safe and appropriate places to live, work and play. We urge you to revisit your Comprehensive Plan in a collaborative manner along with these other governmental organizations to ensure it meets these needs both now and as we look to the future. The Economic Council is gravely concerned in regards to recent comments regarding the Future Land Use Map Amendment and Rezoning being sought by Robert Gent, Vice President of Okeechobee Asphalt & Ready Mixed Concrete. Inc. In addressing our community’s need for economic and job growth, Okeechobee has historically targeted industry and manufacturing as a means of improving the economic base. Prohibiting the completion of Mr. Gent’s plant expansion in an area that is already over 90 percent industrial sends an alarming message to our existing business owners as well as potential new businesses who might be considering relocating to our community. You are probably aware that Mr. Gent’s plant has been in its present location near the railroad for over 30 years. In that time the business has grown from three employees to 20 employees. Mr. Gent intends to add an additional ten more positions with the expansion currently under way. Recently. Mr. Gent even won a community award for beauti cation of his facility and has been most accommodating to his neighbors around the plant. The Economic Council is surprised b y the alleged complaints in regards to this rezoning from Mr. Snell. Mr. Snell originall y purchased his one-half acre lot and home across the street from the concrete plant and adjacent to the FDOT Maintenance Yard last year from a bankruptcy sale for $27,000 with full disclosure of the adjacent properties. Mr. Snell adds this particular investment, which has not been lived in within the last ve years and has not been homesteaded as a primary residence in the last 14 years, to another ve residential properties Mr. Snell owns in the City. The Economic Council supports appropriate business growth and expansion within the City of Okeechobee, particularly in areas clearly identi ed as industrial such as those located in close proximity to rail lines. We urge you to follow the recommendation from your local Planning Board members. We are also disappointed in the lack o f consistency and guidance from your contracted consultant, Mr. Bill Brisson. Mr. Brisson’s presentation of opinion to the Planning Board on May 16. 2013 was changed for the presentation to your City Council board meeting on June 18. 2013. Perhaps Mr. Brisson would best serve the communit y by ensuring his objectivity and factual representation does not waver. Please contact me should you wish to discuss this matter further. Sincerely Jon Geitner Chairman Economic Council of Okeechobee Letters to the Editor 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 800749-2796 ext. 1 or 772-463-0457 to schedule an appointment. Visit the Okeechobee High School web site or like “OHS Journalism” on Facebook for more information.

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Many newspaper aggressively push the opinions of their publishers or corporate owners. But we dont think its our place to tell people what to think, or to try to control public opinion. Our editors insist on purposeful neutrality. We try to report the news fairly and facilitate a fair but vigorous discussion of public issues. We are proud to be journalists, not power brokers. And were proud to understand the difference. Let us know by emailing feedback@newszap.com or calling your editor.Community Service Through Journalism W W e r e p o r t W e r e p o r t b u t Y O U b u t Y O U d e c i d e d e c i d e 5 Okeechobee News July 3, 2013 OHS students honored at Scholarship Night Special to the Okeechobee NewsThe FOP scholarship was awarded by Deputy Matthew Hurst to Sage Douglas, Jessica Jaimes, Casey Hurst, Brandon Parramore and Brooke Snyder at Okeechobee High School Scholarship Night. Special to the Okeechobee NewsThe Golden Corral Scholarship was awarded by Deborah Hall to Alex Estremera and Claresha Blair. Special to the Okeechobee NewsThe MidFlorida Credit Union Scholarship was awarded by Esther Banuelos and Amy Daniel to Korey Walters and Carson Harris. Special to the Okeechobee NewsThe Gilbert James Memorial Scholarship was presented to Sidarius Whitaker. Special to the Okeechobee NewsThe Everglades Gator scholarship was presented to Maribel Santamaria and Anissa Demeier. Special to the Okeechobee NewsThe Gabriel Painter Memorial Scholarship was awarded by Marquita Fruge’ to Zachary Stanley.

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Margarita Decastilleja, 65OKEECHOBEE — Margarita Decastilleja died Thursday, June 27, 2013, at Lawnwood Regional Medical Center. Originally from Mexico, Margarita has been a resident of Okeechobee since 1970. She was a member of St. Theresa Catholic Church. Margarita is survived by her husband, Isidoro Castilleja; sons, Juan A.(Martha) Castilleja of Okeechobee, Rodolfo (Eloina) Castilleja of Ulysses, Kan., Rafael (Norma) Castilleja of Okeechobee; daughters, Olga L. (Alfonzo) Martinez, Mareya (Julio Cesar) Martinez, both of Odessa, Tx., Esmeralda Castilleja and Veronica (Rene Lubiano) Castilleja, both of Okeechobee, 15 grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren; brothers, Pedro Santoy Garcia, Jose Luis Santoy Garcia, Apolonio Santoy Garcia; sisters, Petra Santoy de Morales, Maria de los Anjeles Santoy de Ponce and Maria Candelavia Santoy. Services and burial were held Tuesday, July 2, 2013. Friends may send online condolences at www.buxtonseawinds.com All arrangements were under the care and direction of Matthew and Paul Buxton of BuxtonSeawinds Funeral Home, 3833 S.E. 18th Terr., Okeechobee, Fla.Merton T. Alden, 83OKEECHOBEE — Merton T. Alden died peacefully at the Hamrick Home on Saturday, June 29, 2013. He was a native of Wauchula and spent time between Texas and Sarasota before settling permanently in Okeechobee 20 years ago. Merton sold produce on 441 South near the former truck stop. He loved the outdoors and was always accompanied by his ‘shadow’ and sidekick, Wee Wee, his beloved Chihuahua. He was preceded in death by his brother, Joe Alden; sister, Rosie Harrellson; and a step-son, Stuart Powell. Merton is survived by his wife of 19 years, Gretta Alden; sons, John Alden of Okeechobee, Stephen Alden of Mo., Michael, Matthew and Ryan (Julie) Alden, all of Tx.; daughters, Annette Phillips, also of Tx., Mary Alden of La., Laur a (Scott) Shaw of Englewood, Fla.; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren; a brother, Martin (Joan) Alden of Sarasota; and ‘bonus’ (step) children, Ernest and Dennis Powell, Don Arnold, Josephine Collins, and Gretta Jean Shelton. A memorial service will be held on Thursday, July 4, 2013, at 6 p.m. at Buxton-Seawinds Funeral Home. In lieu of owers, the family suggests donations to the Humane Society, Pet Rescue FL, Inc., P.O. Box 233, Okeechobee, FL 34973. Arrangements are under the care of Matthe w and Paul Buxton of Buxton-Seawinds Funeral Home, 3833 SE 18th Terr., Okeechobee, Fla. Available 24/7http://specialsections.newszap.com/SS/Tiles2.aspx?sortby=type&type=Florida View all our online sections in the comfort of your own home or on the go! 2012-2013 Medical Information GuideFriday, October 26, 2012 Supplement to the: CONSULT-A-NURSE For Free Physician Referral & Health Care Questions call 763-9228 Providing our community quality healthcare services with a personal touch for more than 30 years Emergency Services 24 hrs /7 days a week O rthopedics Introducing Dr. Benjamin Epstein Physical, Occupational & Speech Therapy R adiology Services Accredited by the American College of Radiology in: CT Scan, Digital Mammography, MRI, Nuclear Medicine, & Ultrasound Surgical Services Minimally Invasive Procedures/ Inpatient and Outpatient Services Occupational Health / Workers Compensation We Treat Kids Too! Available year-round at orida.newszap.com R H H H R C S M. MEET YOURMerantsA Salute to Area Business Availae Oin specialsections. newszap.com Okeechobee NewsSunday, May 26, 2013Special Supplement to S2012-2013 Okeechobee County 2012-2013 School Information Guid e Featuring Superintendent Letter School Calendar SCHOOL BUS SCHEDULE School Listing Progress Report & Report Card ScheduleCall to Schedule your eye appontment today! 763-3937 606 North Parrott Avenue www.biglakeeyecare.com Big Lake Eye Care Obituaries 6 Okeechobee News July 3, 2013 Obituaries should be submitted to the Okeechobee News by emailing obits@newszap.com. Customers may also request photos and links to online guest books. A link to the obituaries is available at orida. newszap.com Sign guestbooks at http://www.legacy.com C ity of ces closed for holidayThe administrative of ces and Public W orks Facilities of the City of Okeechobee w ill be closed on Thursday, July 4, in observ ance of Independence Day. They will reo pen on Friday, July 5, at 8 a.m. The web site i s available 24/7 at cityofokeechobee.com V FW Auxiliary to host dinnerThe Buckhead Ridge VFW Ladies Auxi liary will host Wednesday night dinner at B uckhead Ridge VFW Post 9528 on July 3 f rom 5 to 7 p.m., serving Bobbie’s fancy fast c hicken, vegetables, scalloped potatoes and d essert for a $7 donation. Proceeds will bene t veterans and family needs. For informat ion, call Bobbie at 863-467-2882. V FW pavilion open July 4thOn Thursday July 4, the pavilion will be o pen at the VFW #10539, 3912 U.S. 441 S .E. from 1 to 7 p.m. Hotdogs will be $2 and b urgers $3, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Music will be by C arl Cable. On Friday, July 5, the pavilion will o pen at 2 p.m. Washer toss is set for 3 p.m. O n Saturday, July 6, the VFW will serve barb ecued pulled pork by Don for $6. All proc eeds go to veterans’ programs. E agles Club plans eventsEagles Aerie and Auxiliary #4137, 9985 U .S. 441 N., had to change their next regular m eeting from July 4 to July 11. The Auxiliary w ill meet at 6 p.m. and Aerie at 7 p.m. They w ill host a turkey shoot on July 6 at 11 a.m. F ood is available for a small donation. The w ill hold a yard sale on July 6 from 10 a.m. t o 3 p.m. Donations are welcome. Donat ions for the yard sale can be dropped off at t he club. If you need someone to pick up a d onation please call Miriam at 863-634-4193. o r Julie at 863-697-9477. Auxiliary 4137 will h ost a Country Hoedown on July 20 starting a t 6:30 p.m. with dinner and dancing. Saddle T ramp will play from 8 to 12 p.m. Donation r equested is $10 per person; advance tickets w ill be on sale July 1. The public is welcome. F or information call 863-763-2552. M oose plans celebrationThe Okeechobee Moose Lodge, 1753 159 N .W. 36th St. will host a Fourth of July cele bration and membership drive, at 1 p.m. w ith $2 hamburgers and $1 hot dogs. Music w ill be by D & K in the main hall. There will b e karaoke, dancing, games and fun for all. C hildren are welcome. The event is open to t he public. There will be Friday night bingo a s usual. Bonanza starts 6:30 p.m. food is a vailable. Proceeds go to support moose c harities programs.VFW celebration is setBuckhead Ridge VFW Post 9528 will host a July 4th celebration. Music starts at 1 p.m., and food will be served from 1-5 p.m. with burgers, hot dogs, brats, corn on the cob, baked beans, potato salad and Phyllis’s cole slaw. Games and activities will include jail and bail, corn hole and washer tournaments and ladies cake walk. A Flag Disposal Ceremony will be held at at 5:30 p.m. Fireworks will be at sunset. All proceeds goes to veterans and family needs. For information, call 863-467-2882.Eagles hosts turkey shootEagles North, 9985 U.S. 441 N., will serve steak or sh Friday, July 5, from 5:30 till 9 p.m. followed by music with Michaels Memories. On Saturday, July 6, the Eagles will host a turkey shoot at 11 a.m. and yard sale at 10 a.m. hot dogs and hamburgers will be served. On Tuesday, July 9, Eagles will host bingo at 1 p.m. On Wednesday, July 10, bingo will be at 5:30 p.m. Proceeds go to the FOE 4137 community bene t fund.Legion offers Sunday bingoAmerican Legion 64 will once again host Sunday night Bingo beginning on July 7 at 6:30 p.m. Doors open at 5 p.m. in the bingo area. The kitchen will offer a limited menu. Payoffs will be determined by player attendance. All proceeds will bene t the American Legion veterans programs. The event is open to the public. The American Legion now has free WIFI for its lounge and dinning room patrons.OCRA meeting slatedOCRAS will meet Monday night, July 8, at the sports complex at 7 p.m. The public is invited.Stop smoking class offeredA 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 starting on July 10 17, 24, 31, Aug. 7, and 14 at 5:30 p.m.Hospital hosts info sessionA free, informational session about plastic surgery will be presented by Dr. Cromwell on July 11 at 5 p.m. in Raulerson Hospital’s cafeteria. Please RSVP to reserve a seat, 863-763-9228.Chamber plans luncheonThe Chamber of Commerce will host their summer Business Exchange Luncheon on July 16 at the IRSC Williamson Center beginning at 11:45 a.m. The featured speaker will be a representative from Florida Public Utilities. Also, the chamber will be introducing new Executive Director Antoinette Rodriguez. For information, contact Mariah at 863-467-6246 or info@okeechobeebusiness.com. C ommunity Events Brought to you by:“Your Air Conditioning and Plumbing Specialist”863.763.6461Lic#CAC1817236

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By Eric KoppOkeechobee News Three Miami men were arrested by Flor-ida Highway Patrol troopers for allegedly burglarizing parked vehicles in rest areas on the Floria Turnpike. Arrested Sunday, June 30, were: Demetrius Antonio White, 30, N.W. 49th St.; Marcus Bernard Smith, 25, N.W. Sixth A ve.; and Sheldon Lewis, 27, N.W. 31st A ve. Each man was charged with the felonies of burglary (two counts), grand theft (two counts) and possession of burglary tools (two counts). Okeechobee County Jail records indicate that White is being held on $25,000 bond, Smith on $20,000 bond and Lewis on $50,000 bond. FHP arrest reports state the three men were traveling north on the turnpike and stopped at the Fort Pierce, Fort Drum and Canoe Creek service plazas where they allegedly burglarized several vehicles. Troopers later stopped a southbound silver Chevrolet Tahoe occupied by the three men in Yee Haw Junction. During a search of the vehicle they reportedly found two laptop computers, four iPads, four cell phones and several bags. The report went on to state that $1,000 in U.S. currency and $1,000 in Brazilian currency was also reported stolen and that some of the money was recovered on the suspects. The Tahoe, continued the reports, displayed a New York license plate that was registered to a 2013 Mercedes Benz. According to the FHP report similar break-ins are being investigated in St. Lucie and Osceola counties. Because of those investigations, this case remains open. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 107 SW 17thNO PHONE CALLSMUST HAVE: MOVIE TICKETS:Adults $6.50 Children 12 & under $5.00 Senior Citizens $5.00 all movies Matinees $4.50Wed., July 3RD Thurs., July 11THFor Info, Call 763-7202 I: “THE LONE RANGER”Fri. 7:00 only, Sat., Sun., Tues., Wed. & Thurs. 2:00 & 7:00 only, Mon. 3:00 & 7:00II: “ DESPICABLE ME 2”Fri., 7:00 & 9:00, Sat., Sun., Tues., Wed.& Thurs., 2:00, 4:15, 7:00 & 9:00, Mon. 3:00 & 7:00III: “MONSTERS UNIVRSTY”Fri., 7:00 Sat., Sun., Tues, Wed., & Thurs. 2:00 & 4:15, Mon. 3:00 “WORLD WAR Z”Fri., 9:00 Sat., Sun., Tues, Wed., & Thurs. 7:00 & 9:00, Mon. 7:00 PG PG-13 PG PG-13 e family of Robert G. Beane wishes to express our appreciation to:Dr. Iqbal Ahmed, Dr. Gregory Sainnoval, Dr. Shakoor Arian, Dr. Ariz Shakoor and Hospice of Okechobee, also the nurses in the critical care unit at Raulerson Hospital. anks to Allen and Nancy Smith and Toni of Good Spirits for the excellent food. To Billy Dean of WOKC for his tribute (Strawberry Wine). Many tears were shed. A special thanks to all of Bobs friends who attended his memorial, those who contributed and each whom expressed your sympathy. When the Good Lord made Bob, he only made one,Ž then threw away the mold.We thank you. God bless.Sincerely, e Beane Family 7 Okeechobee News July 3, 2013 By Eric KoppOkeechobee News Two Okeechobee women were arrested after they reportedly fought with a store clerk who was trying to keep one of them from leaving her store while wearing a pair of stolen shoes. Arrest reports by Of cer Chad Troutman, of the Okeechobee City Police Department (OCPD), stated the two women entered the downtown consignment shop Friday afternoon, June 28. Store surveillance then showed the women trying to conceal some shoes and other items, stated the of cer. The female clerk then approached the women and told them she was calling the police. A 49-year-old woman then told the clerk she was going to pay for the items in her purse, stated the of cer. She then extracted two pairs of shoes and two T-shirts from her purse and put them on the counter. The items were valued at $54. The clerk then looked at the second woman and realized the 57-year-old woman was wearing a pair of shoes she had not paid for, the report stated. When confronted by the clerk and told to stay in the store, she apparently ran out the door. According to the report the rst woman also decided it was time to leave and she tried to bolt, but the clerk grabbed her. The two women began to struggle and the eeing woman threw the clerk to the oor then ran out the door, added the of cer. The clerk, however, was reportedly able to wrestle the woman's purse from her before she ed the store. Of cer Troutman said he found a Florida identi cation card in the purse that belonged to the woman and listed her address. The clerk, added the of cer, was also able to get the license tag number of the vehicle occupied by the two women. Of cer Troutman then issued a lookout for the women and the vehicle. A deputy from the Okeechobee County Sheriff's Of ce located the vehicle and the women at the S.E. 26th Street address indicated on the ID card, stated the of cer. The stolen shoes were not recovered. Those shoes were valued at $14.50, Of cer Troutman stated. Of cer Troutman said the 49-year-old woman was charged with the misdemeanors of retail theft and resisting a merchant. She was booked into the Okeechobee County Jail on $1,000 bond. The other woman was charged with the misdemeanors o f retail theft, resisting a merchant and battery. Her bond was set at $1,500. Jail records Monday indicated both women had been released on bond. Store clerk ghts with female shoplifters Miami men charged in turnpike burglaries Demetrius White Marcus Smith Sheldon Lewis Volunteers wanted for safe parenting programIf 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 more information.

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By Eric KoppOkeechobee News Two area men are being held on bond in the Okeechobee County Jail following their arrest by a detective with the Martin County Sheriff’s Of ce (MCSO) for allegedly stealing a ri e. Cody Marshall Maupin, 24, N.W. Sixth A ve., and Michael Gonzalez, 42, S.E. Fifth St., were both arrested Tuesday, July 2, by deputies with the Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Of ce (OCSO). Maupin was charged with the felonies of armed burglary and grand theftrearm. He is being held in the Okeechobee jail on $105,000 bond. Gonzalez was charged with the felonies of possession of a rearm by a convicted felon and grand theftrearm. He, too, is currently housed in the local jail and his bond has been set at $25,000. An arrest report by MCSO Detective Tommy Smith stated that Maupin stole a Remington pump .223 caliber ri e with a Nikon scope from a truck parked at a residence on S.W. Martin Highway. Although Gonzalez was with Maupin he apparently did not enter the truck, added the report. After taking the information on the alleged theft, Detective Smith contacted the OCSO with the description of the Ford pickup truck being driven by Maupin. An OCSO report indicated that at midnight OCSO Deputy Megan Holroyd stopped the F-250 pickup at the intersection of S.R. 70 E. and S.R. 710. When Maupin and Gonzalez got out of the truck, Deputy Holroyd stated she saw the Remington ri e between the driver and passenger seats. Deputy Holroyd went on to indicate that a .12 gauge shotgun was found next to Gonzalez in the cab of the truck. Maupin and Gonzalez will remain in the local jail until they are moved to the Martin County Jail. Local men charged in Martin County ri e theft 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 PROTECT YOUR ANIMALS FROM FLEAS, TICKS & MOSQUITOS Walpole Feed & Supply Co. 863-763-6905 Hwy 98 N • Okeechobee Stop by and see us today.Frontline • Advantage • Tri-Force Advantix • Fly Relief • Bronco Repel-X Mosquito Halt • Saber & Many More 8 Okeechobee News July 3, 2013 The following individuals were arrested on felony or driving under the in uence (DUI) charges by the Okeechobee County Sheriff's Of ce (OCSO), the Okeechobee City Police Department (OCPD), the Florida Highw ay Patrol (FHP), the Florida Fish and W ildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) or the Department of Corrections (DOC).  Felix Pineiro Rodriguez, 78, Sawyer Circle, St. Cloud, was arrested June 28 by Deputy Steven Pollock on a misdemeanor charge of driving under the in uence. His bond was set at $250.  Kevin Leonard Whipple, 35, N.W. 286th St., Okeechobee, was arrested June 29 by Deputy Howard Pickering on a felony charge of felony domestic battery. His bond w as set at $2,500.  Juan Macias Jr., 22, N.W. Fifth St., Okeechobee, was arrested June 29 by Deputy Corporal Shane Snyder on a misdemeanor charge of driving under the in uence. His bond was set at $1,000.  Werner Nuspl, 65, S.E. 25th St., Okeechobee, was arrested June 30 by FWC Of cer Jeremy DeWeese on a misdemeanor charge of boating under the in uence. His bond was set at $500.  James Thomas Gainer, 22, N.W. 86th Court, Okeechobee, was arrested June 30 by Deputy Cody Hurst on a misdemeanor charge of driving under the in uence. His bond was set at $500.  Luis Felipe Garcia, 27, N.W. 40th Drive, Okeechobee, was arrested July 1 by Deputy John Hazy on a felony charge of possession of a controlled substance (cocaine) and a misdemeanor charge of leaving the scene of an accident with property damage. His total bond was set at $3,500.  Kristin Nicole Clendenin, 31, N.E. 11th Lane, Okeechobee, was arrested July 1 by Deputy Fred Bradley on a St. Lucie County warrant charging her with the felony of violation of probation petit theft. Her bond was set at $5,000.  Erica Joyce Sorrell, 23, N. 22nd St., Fort Pierce, was arrested July 1 by Trooper A.S. Timmons on a felony charge of grand theft. Her bond was set at $5,000.  Terry Terrill McQueen, 26, Martinique Ave., Fort Pierce, was arrested July 2 by Deputy Paul Jackson on an Okeechobee County warrant charging him with the felonies of possession of cocaine (six counts). He is being held without bond. This column lists arrests and not convictions, unless otherwise stated. Anyone listed here who is later found innocent or has had the charges against them dropped is welcome to inform this newspaper. The information will be con rmed and printed. A rrest Report Jail records show that at the time Anselmo was arrested on these charges he was being held in the county jail on unrelated charges. Anselmo had been arrested on an Okeechobee County warrant on March 31 that charged him with the felony of grand theft. On May 13, he was found guilty of that offense and sentenced to serve a year in the county jail. THEFTContinued From Page 1 Eric Anselmo Michael J. Raulerson Cody Marshall Maupin Michael Gonzalez Okeechobee Humane Society/Pet Rescue needs volunteersThe Okeechobee Humane Society Pet/Rescue is in need of volunteers to help with of ce work and to help as kennel supervisors. The organization is a non-pro t with no paid staff and depends on donations and community volunteers. For information, contact Belinda Forlifer at 863-357-1104.

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Jesus Holy Ghost Crusade Church 1401 N.E. Park Street building fund yard sale will be the rst and second Saturday of every month at 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. to raise money to pay for the church building and the soup kitchen. They are also accepting donations to sell. For information, please call Crystal at 863643-9194. Kingdom Rock Vacation Bible School An Epic A dventure 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 w elcome. Please come and bring a friend! For information call 863-801-4651. First Baptist Church of Okeechobee 's V acation Bible SchoolColossal Coaster Worldw ill be July 812 from 8:30 a.m. to 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. Believers Fellowship Church, 300 S.W. 6th Ave, behind the ROC, will hold Vacation Bible School the week of July 15 19 at 68:30 p.m. nightly. All kids are invited to attend. There will be games, music, crafts, fun snacks and bible studies to learn God's word. For more information call the church 863-763-6848 and leave a message, you will be called back. Treasure Island Baptist Church, at 4209 Hwy. 441 S.E., and Pastor Ron Nida invite you to the Sunday worship at 10:30 a.m. Sunday school starts at 9:30 a.m. on Sunday morning. Sunday evening worship is at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday evening service starts at 6:30 p.m. There will NOT be a First Friday movie night July 5 at Life Community Church because of the Fourth of July extended weekend celebrations. They will resume Aug. 2. Treasure Island Baptist is a friendly family of God's church, shining in the love of Jesus. Come worship with us. Call 863-532-8976 for information, or email nida.ron@gmail.com. Join us on Facebook at Treasure Island Baptist Church in Okeechobee. Life Community Church 701 S. Parrott Ave. has a continuing audio presentation of the Holy Bible being read from the easy to understand, New International Version each Sunday evening beginning at 6 p.m. Copies of the NIV Bible are available free to anyone who would like to read along as the audio is presented. Come explore the magni cence of God's Word as it is read to you by professional audio. The public is invited. Victory Baptist Church 500 S.W. 9th St, would like to invite the public to attend any or all of their services each Sunday. Sunday School is at 10 a.m. for all ages. Morning worship service is at 10:45 a.m. and includes old fashion singing and praising God. The youth "band," consists of the piano, violin, mandolin and guitar, as well as, various singing groups. Be blessed with the preaching of God's Word (KJV) and a church family with a heart of love. Wednesday evening prayer and Bible study is at 7 p.m. For more information, please call: 863-763-0669. There is a Community Gospel Sing at the Seventh Day Christian Church at 912 N.W. Park St. (S.R. 70) every Tuesday at 7 p.m. Anyone can participate in singing or playing guitar, banjo, mandolin, ddle, do-bro, and harmonicacome and enjoy! Jesus Holy Ghost Crusade is asking for the community to help if you have any clothes, shoes, baby stuff, house hold stuff any thing you all can donate that they can sell to help with building funds. All proceeds will go to the soup kitchen and church. Any donations please call 863-634-9294 for Emmaline or Crystal at 863612-6395. Items can be picked up. Peace Lutheran Church 750 N.W. 23rd Lane, has two worship services each Sunday, one at 8 a.m. and one at 10:30 a.m. Everyone is welcome to come hear God's message of love and forgiveness for all people through Jesus Christ. Web site is www.peace-okee.org. Church of God of Prophecy has an Open Arms Ministry, at 102 N.W. 10th Street. The Hurting Women's Ministry meets on the second and fourth Friday of each month at 7 p.m. This is a ministry for women of all ages who are going through or have been through crisis in their lives. For more information, please call 863-2548304. The Peace Lutheran Church Quilters meet every Tuesday in the Fellowship Hall. Anyone who loves to quilt or wishes to learn is welcome to join the group at 11 a.m. Bring a snac k for lunch break. Dessert and coffee is furnished. The Peace Lutheran Church Frontline Warriors, a group of men dedicated to loving Jesus and serving others, meet weekly on Tuesda y morning at 6:30 a.m. For additional information, call 863-763-5042. Seasoned Seniors, anyone 50+, meet the fourth Thursday of each month at 4 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall for dinner and interesting programs. Okeechobee Missionary Baptist Church at 4212 Hwy. 441 N., and Pastor Clinton Currington, would like to invite all to participate in church services. The King James Bible is used. Sunday School is at 9:45 a.m., with worship at 10:45 a.m. Sunday Night BTC is at 5:30 p.m. followed by worship service at 6:30 p.m. The Okeechobee News welcomes news from area churches for this column. Email okeenews@newszap.com. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 florida.newszap.com Check out these new features: • Daily Local News Updates • New interactive and easy to navigate format • Plus much, much more!Come see for yourself! PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE AMENDING THE CITY OF OKEECHOBEE, FL COMPREHENSIVE PLANNOTICE: e City Council of the City of Okeechobee will conduct a Public Hearing on Tuesday, July 16, 2013 at 6 PM or as soon thereaer as possible, at City Hall, 55 SE 3rd Ave, Rm 200, Okeechobee, FL., to consider and receive input concerning identied Evaluation and Appraisal Report amendments to the Future Land Use Element and the Intergovernmental Coordination Element of the Comprehensive Plan as follows: -Add a new Objective and Policy addressing compatibility of land uses located near or within certain distances of airport runways as required by F.S. 333.03(1)(c). -Add a new Policy providing for the appointment of a representative from the Okeechobee County School Board to sit, under certain circumstances, as a nonvoting member of the Local Planning Agency e proposed text amendments will be forwarded in transmittal form to the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity. e public and all interested parties are encouraged to appear and be heard and may submit written or oral comments before or at the Hearing. e proposed amendments may be viewed on the City website or at the Oce of the City Clerk, during normal business hours, at the address above. PLEASE TAKE NOTICE AND BE ADVISED that no stenographic record by a certied court reporter will be made of the foregoing meeting. Accordingly, any person who may seek to appeal any decision involving the matters no ticed herein will be responsible for making a verbatim record of the testimony and evidence at said meeting upon which any appeal is to be based. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, persons requiring special accommodations to participate in this proceeding because of a disability or physical impairment should contact the City Clerks Oce at 863-763-3372ext 215 at least 48 hours prior to the meeting. Published By: Lane Gamiotea, CMC, City Clerk 9 Okeechobee News July 3, 2013 Special to the Okeechobee NewsRandy Whipple in concertThe Seasoned Seniors at Peace Lutheran Church recently enjoyed a concert by local vocalist Randy Whipple. He presented a selection of favorite hymns and his own compositions. Local churches host Vacation Bible School

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 ALANS AUTO ELECTRICAlternators € Generators € Starters € Solenoids € Regulators New  Rebuilt  RepairedHappy July 4th!from 863.763.8686308 SW 2nd Avenue € Okeechobee Alan & Hilda Morse € Since 1974 10 Okeechobee News ~ Salute to America July 3, 2013 Special to the Okeechobee News/ASPCAFor many people, nothing beats lounging in the backyard on the Fourth of July with good friends and family— including the four-legged members of the household. While it may seem like a great idea to reward Rover with scraps from the grill and bring him along to w atch fireworks, in reality some festive foods and products can be potentially hazardous to your pets. The ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center offers the following tips:  Never leave alcoholic drinks unattended where pets can reach them. A lcoholic beverages have the potential to poison pets. If ingested, the animal could become very intoxicated and w eak, severely depressed or could go into a coma. Death from respiratory failure is also a possibility in severe cases.  Do not apply any sunscreen or insect repellent product to your pet that is not labeled specifically for use on animals. Ingestion of sunscreen products can result in drooling, vomiting, diarrhea, excessive thirst and lethargy. The misuse of insect repellent that contains DEET can lead to neurological problems.  Always keep matches and lighter fluid out of your pets’ reach. Certain types of matches contain chlorates, w hich could potentially damage blood cells and result in difficulty breathing— or even kidney disease in severe cases. Lighter fluid can be irritating to skin, and if ingested can produce gastrointestinal irritation and central nervous system depression. If lighter fluid is inhaled, aspiration pneumonia and breathing problems could develop.  Keep your pets on their normal diet. Any change, even for one meal, can give your pets severe indigestion and diarrhea. This is particularly true for older animals who have more delicate digestive systems and nutritional requirements. And keep in mind that foods such as onions, chocolate, coffee, avocado, grapes & raisins, salt and yeast dough can all be potentially toxic to companion animals.  Do not put glow jewelry on your pets, or allow them to play with it. While the luminescent substance contained in these products is not highly toxic, excessive drooling and gastrointestinal irritation could still result from ingestions, and intestinal blockage could occur from swallowing large pieces of the plastic containers.  Keep citronella candles, insect coils and oil products out of reach. Ingestions can produce stomach irritation and possibly even central nervous system depression. If inhaled, the oils could cause aspiration pneumonia in pets.  Never use fireworks around pets! While exposure to lit fireworks can potentially result in severe burns and/or trauma to the face and paws of curious pets, even unused fireworks can pose a danger. Many types contain potentially toxic substances, including potassium nitrate, arsenic and other heavy metals.  Loud, crowded fireworks displays are no fun for pets, so please resist the urge to take them to Independence Day festivities. Instead, keep your little guys safe from the noise in a quiet, sheltered and escape-proof area at home. Keep all your pets safe this Independence Day Spcial to the Okeechobee New/ ASPCAKeep all your furry friends safe this 4th of July.

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Dont Get Caught in the Rain is Hurricane Season...Stephany DuPree, Agent stephany.dupree@ffbic.comCeleste Hawk, Agent celeste.hawk@ffbic.com401 NW 4th Street Okeechobee, FL 34972P: 863.763.3101 F: 863.763.1624 L F AL ANN S A O O FLOO NS AN FA A AN hecking Sa ings oney arkets ehicle Loans And ore One Stop Express 4993 Hwy 441 South Get all your supplies Here Gas, Ice, Beer, Liquor, Fishing Supplies, Groceries Fresh Vegetables Happy Hour 1/2 off any size hot or iced coffee M-F 2-4 pm Ludmila Mishelevich, MD Family Medicine Florida East Coast Medical GroupLike Having a Doctor in the FamilyFor all your health needsAccepting New Patients • We Accept Most Insurances1004 N. Parrott Ave • Okeechobee (863) 763-6496 11 Okeechobee News ~ Salute to America July 3, 2013 4 p.m. PUBLIC SAFETY EXPO starts. Food vendors open. KIDS ZONE opens with bounce houses, dunk tank, face painting and games. Huey helicopter will be on display. 5:30 p.m. FROZEN T-SHIRT CONTEST: Open to two age groups: 5 to 12; and; 13 and up. Sign up online at okeechobeefop.com or at the event. All participants or legal guardians must sign a waiver. Maximum of ve contestants per class. First contestant to put on frozen T-shirt over their head will be declared the winner. No liquids of any kind may be used to thaw shirt. Age minimum is for safety reasons. 6 p.m. WATERMELON EATING CONTEST: Open to three age groups: 8 to 12; 13 to 18; and, 19 and up. Sign up online or at the event. All participants or legal guardians must sign a waiver. Maximum of 10 contestants per class. Water will be provided to contestants. Contestants may use the non-alcoholic beverage of their choice. Whoever consumes their designated watermelon piece(s) rst is declared the winner. A scorekeeper will be paired with two contestants. The scorekeeper decides when the contestant is done. Watermelon still in the mouth at the end of 5 minutes will count only if swallowed. Penalty cards may be issued for messy eating. Disquali cation can occur for "returning eaten watermelon." Age minimum is for safety reasons. 7 p.m. BLUE RIBBON BAKING CONTEST: Sign up online at okeechobeefop.com. Open to all ages. All baked goods must be homemade. See online application for categories. Baked goods must be turned in by 7 p.m. The winner will be announced at 8 p.m. 7 p.m. ICE CREAM EATING CONTEST: Open to three age groups: 8 to 12; 13 to 18; and, 19 and up. All participants or legal guardians must sign a waiver. Maximum of 10 contestants per class. Water will be provided. Contestants may use the non-alcoholic beverage of their choice. Whoever consumes and keeps down the most ice cream in ve minutes is the winner. A designated scorekeeper is paired with each contestant. The scorekeeper ips a number board counting the ice cream containers consumed. Partially eaten ice cream does not count. Ice cream in the mouth at the end of ve minutes counts only if it is swallowed. Penalty cards may be issued for messy eating. Disquali cation may occur for "returning eaten ice cream." Age minimum is for safety reasons. 8 p.m. HOT DOG EATING CONTEST: Open to two age groups: 13 to 18; and, 19 and up. Sign up online at okeechobeefop.com or at the event. All participants or legal guardians must sign a waiver. Age minimum is for safety reasons. Maximum of ve contestants per class. Water will be provided to contestants. Contestants may use the non-alcoholic beverage of their choice. Condiments are allowed, but not recommended. Whoever consumes and keeps down the most hot dogs and buns in ve minutes is declared the winner. A designated scorekeeper will be paired with each contestant. The scorekeeper ips a number board counting the hot dogs consumed. Hot dogs still in the mouth at the end of ve minutes count only if swallowed. Penalty cards may be issued for messy eating and disquali cation can occur for "returning eaten hot dogs." 9 p.m. ZAMBELLI FIREWORKS SHOW: The reworks show will last approximately 20 minutes and will be accompanied by a sound track. Fireworks will be shot over the Kissimmee River. Fourth of July Community Celebration at Okee-Tantie Schedule

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Air Conditioning Tune-up charging included Expires 7/31/13 FREE ESTIMATES Lamar’s Auto Tech A/C Brakes Tune-up 3793 Hwy 441 SE • Okeechobee $ 60 00 Specializing in Farm and Ranch LandsŽBrandon TuckerLic. RE Broker 772-201-8722104 N.W. 7th Ave., Okeechobee MonFri 8am 5:30 Sat. 8am -1pm Import and Domestic Specialist 129 NW 13th Street, Okeechobee www.Hi-TekAutomotive.com863-357-1717 God Bless America! Big O Drive Thru 203 SW 2nd St • Okeechobee 863.467.0946 12 13 Okeechobee News ~ Salute to America July 3, 2013 July 3, 2013 Professional. Principled. Passionate. Happy 4th of July Glenn J. Sneider & Staff Attorney at Law 863.467.6570 200 SW 9th St., Okeechobee gjs@sneiderlaw.com sneiderlaw.com From a a a a p p p p p p p y y y t t h o o o f f f f u u u u u l l l y y y y y y ! fromA FULL SERVICE REPAIR FACILITY704 NE 2nd C 863-467-6633& Custom Exhaust Choice Automotive www.mychoiceautomotive.com A ny third grader knows the basic history behind the 4th of July. The Thirteen Colonies that would eventually make up the original United States of America rebelled against the tyranny of England and in The Declaration of Independence they, well declared their independence. Strangely independence was actually declared two days earlier on July 2nd, 1776 and genuine freedom was won over six years after that. So how, over 200 years later, do we continue to celebrate Independence Day on July 4th and what is with all the hot dogs, burger, beers and reworks? This article will explore the convoluted and often amusing history of July 4th, the National Holiday of the United States of America. Origins and Beginnings Questions and Conundrums Most Americans consider the 4th of July to be the beginning of the United States of America, but in truth the colonies had already declared their independence and had yet to actually win their freedom. On July 2nd 1776, on the initial urgings of Richard Henry Lee of Virginia (who?), The Second Continental Congress meeting in Philadelphia approved the resolution of Independence wherein the Thirteen Colonies declared that they would no longer be subject to the rule of a foreign crown. "Resolved, That these United Colonies are, and of right ought to be, free and independent States, that they are absolved from all allegiance to the British Crown, and that all political connection between them and the State of Great Britain is, and ought to be, totally dissolved." Genuine independence would only be secured on September 3rd, 1783 with The Treaty of Paris in which Great Britain formally abandoned any claim to the United States. Then why July 4th? If July 2nd was the day the that independence was approved by the Second Continental Congress and September 3rd was the day we were nally and legally free, why celebrate Independence Day on July 4th? The 4th of July A Message to the World There is a reason that Independence Day is the National Holiday of the United States. As any erudite historian will attest to The United States, at its core, has always been about an idea. This idea, that men (and eventually women and other men not originally included) have the right to determine their own governance, their own future, and live their lives as they will, is the very core of the "American Experiment." In the early years of our Republic, the rest of the world looked on with amusement and a little trepidation. They expected the United States to fail and waited and waited and waited for it to do so. Over 200 years later the Idea of America not only holds strong, but has in uenced the world in ways even the Founding Fathers would have never been able to predict. So on July 4th, 1776, when Thomas Jefferson, Ben Franklin, John Adams and and a few others unveiled the of cial Declaration of Independence, it was about much more than declaring political freedom from England. The Declaration of Independence was the rst time in history a nation had been founded on the principal that all people "are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness" and that these rights would be guaranteed. It has fed the character of the people and institutions of the United States of America ever since. The founding fathers were declaring not just the independence of a nation but of all humankind. The National Day of The United States of America The White House rst celebrated July 4th in 1801 during the presidency of Declaration Drafter Thomas Jefferson. Communities around the nation celebrated the day in many unique ways including Bristol, Rhode Island's 13 gun salutes at dawn and dusk in 1777, Massachusetts' adoption of the holiday in 1781 and 1791's rst recorded use of the term Independence Day. Despite the momentous occasion that was the Declaration of Independence, July 4th did not become an of cial holiday until 1870 when the United States Congress made July 4th an of cial, but still unpaid, holiday for federal employees. Our paychecks had to wait till 1938 to see the nancial bene ts we'd long held as citizens of the United States. Beers, Burgers and Things That Go Boom Today, most Americans celebrate the 4th of July by grilling out, having pool parties and gathering to watch reworks light up the night sky. While this may seem a stark departure form the origins of the holiday, it proves, even 235 years after declaring independence that the American Experiment is alive and well and will continue to in uence the world for the better. So get together with family and friends and celebrate this greatest country in the world, while always remembering those that fought and died for these freedoms. W h y W e C e l e b r a t e t h e F o u r t h o f J u l y Why We Celebrate the Fourth of July

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The Florida Department of Agriculture w ebsite at www.the oridachef.com offers a v ariety of recipes using food available locally such as Arugula and Florida Berry Salad with Candied Pecans.Arugula and Florida Berry Salad with Candied PecansIngredients 16 ounces arugula, rinsed and drained 1 dozen Florida strawberries, rinsed, hulled and sliced 1 cup Florida blueberries 2 oranges, peeled and segmented 8 ounces goat cheese, crumbled 1 lemon, juiced 1 tablespoon Olive oil Sea salt to taste Fresh ground pepper to taste Directions In a medium-sized mixing bowl, add arugula, lemon juice and olive oil. Lightly toss the arugula to coat and season lightly with salt and pepper. Serve on four chilled plates. Add an even amount of the dressed arugula to the center of each plate. Arrange an even amount of citrus, blueberries and strawberries in a decorative manner on each plate. Evenly distribute the crumbled goat cheese over the top of each salad. Garnish each salad with a few of the candied pecans. Serve salad chilled. Ingredients 2 cups Florida pecans 3/4 cup natural Florida sugar 1/2 teaspoon sea salt Directions Heat oven to 400¡ F. Spread the nuts on a baking sheet and toast, tossing once, until fragrant, 6 to 8 minutes; transfer to a bowl. Once the baking sheet is cool, line it with parchment paper. In a large skillet, combine the sugar, salt, and 2 tablespoons water. Simmer, swirling the pan occasionally (do not stir as it will crystallize the caramel), until the liquid is amber colored, 12 to 15 minutes. Stir in the nuts, and then spread the mixture on the prepared baking sheet, separating the nuts as much as possible. Let cool. Brea k up any large clusters before serving. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 M & M Auto Brokers, Inc. Buy Here Pay Here Happy Fourth of July!2002 Ford Expedition $6,995 (863) 763-0330 we buy cars for Any Price Any Year All Models! Corner of 441 & SE Park St. (Behind the Chamber of Commerce) 863-357-3700 LOWEST PRICE GUARANTEE QueenSets from $179 TwinMattresses from $49 14 Okeechobee News ~ Salute to America July 3, 2013 Special to the Okeechobee New/ Florida Department of Agricultured and Consumer Services Fresh from Florida recipes spice up holiday meals Celebrate ‘Independence’ from drunk driving Family, friends, food and reworks are a good mix to celebrate America's birthday but mixing alcohol and driving can turn the celebration into a tragedy. The Florida Highw ay Patrol will be out in full force during the Independence Day holiday travel period, w hich runs July 4 through July 7, looking to remove impaired drivers from the road. "The Florida Highway Patrol continues our commitment to making the highways a safer place to drive by increasing our patrol efforts during the holiday," said FHP Director, Col. David Brierton. "Our troopers will be on the roads, and taking enforcement action when needed, to ensure public safety for Florida motorists by reducing the number of alcohol related crashes." All uniformed FHP personnel will be on duty to patrol interstates and other major state roads throughout the holiday period. The strategy aims to increase the Patrol's presence throughout Florida in an effort to deter traf c violations and to enhance services to motorists who break down while traveling or who need other assistance. Some tips from FHP for a safe Fourth of July: Plan a safe way home before the fun begins. Before drinking, designate a sober driver. If you're impaired, use a taxi, call a sober friend or family member, or use public transportation so you are sure to get home safely. If you happen to see a drunk driver on the road, don't hesitate to contact local law enforcement. And remember, if you know people who are about to drive while impaired, take their keys and help them make other arrangements to get to where they are going safely. The Florida Department of Highwa y Safety and Motor Vehicles provides highway safety and security through excellence in service, education and enforcement. The Department is leading the way to a safer Florida through the ef cient and professional execution of its core mission: the issuance of driver licenses, vehicle tags and titles and operation of the Florida Highway Patrol. To learn more about DHSMV and the services offered, visit www. hsmv.gov, follow us on Twitter @FDHSMV or nd us on Facebook. Don’t become a holiday statistic; designate a driver

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 New and Improved! Come check it out for yourself! orida news ap com florida.newszap.com Come see for yourself!Check out these new features: • Daily Local News Updates • New interactive and easy to navigate format • Plus much, much more! CANCER?15 Minute chat with Dr. Kumar, at no charge, to discuss Advanced Treatment options personalized just for you.Limited Appointments. CALL NOW 863-467-9500Big Lake Cancer Center1115 North Parrott Avenue, Okeechobee Exceeding patients expectations~ every day!Ž RADIATION ONCOLOGISTS PODIATRIST DID YOU KNOW... HERE AT FLORIDA FOOT SPECIALIST WE TREAT THE FOLLOWING? Ankle Fractures • Foot Fractures Foot Ulcers • Venous Stasis Ulcers Leg Infections We Also Offer Testing for PAD (Peripheral Arterial Disease) 235 NE 19 th Dr O ee ho ee ori afootspe ialist o Dr. Shariff & Dr. Roberts treat all forms of fractures & trauma of the foot & leg!Ph: (863) 657-4444 ORTHOPAEDICS Introducing Dr. Benjamin Epstein Dr. Epstein is an experienced orthopaedic surgeon, who has been in practice for 20 years. Dr. Epstein is Board Certi“ed by the American Osteopathic Academy of Orthopedics. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 863-357-0540. Orthopaedic Specialists at Raulerson offers a full range of orthopaedic services including: Replacements & Sports Medicine Great Orthopaedic CareRight Here in OkeechobeeMost insurances and Medicare are accepted.Orthopaedic Specialists at Raulerson is located at 1924 Hwy 441N, Okeechobee (just north of the Hospital, in the blue-roof building) Call for an appointment 863-357-0540. We Treat Kids Too! By Dr. Ramesh Kumar Big Lake Cancer CenterHow many cancer patients would jump up and consider a treatment option that is proven to be highly effective, does not need surgery, painless, completed in 5 days or less, without signi“ cant side effects, w hile continuing to maintain their full level of activity and function? Radio surgery is a technique that utilizes specialized machines that allow large amounts of radiation to be delivered with sub millimeter accuracy thereby killing the cancers w ithout damaging surrounding normal tissues. It is as simple as going out to get a chest x-ray! Cyberknife Robotic Radio surgery system, created at Stanford University over 10 years ago is unique and better than other systems in the fact that it is the only Radio surgery system that can achieve what is called real-time tracking and killing of tumor.Ž What kind of patients can be helped by Cyberknife? There are several situations too numerous to mention here where Cyberknife would be extremely useful and safe. The following are just a few of them: Patients with Trigeminal Neuralgia, pituitary tumors and tumors of the acoustic nerve called Acoustic Neuroma can avoid major surgical procedures on the brain by getting treated with Cyberknife. What is Cyberknife Radiation Therapy? Submitted Photo/ Big Lake Cancer Center Cyberknife: Cutting edge technology at work for our patients in Okeechobee. Patients with cancers of the brain, spine, lung and prostate are but a few of the cancers that can be helped with one to “ ve sessions of Radio Surgery. An article that was published in the Journal of the American Medical Association in 2010 showed that patients with patients with lung cancer who received Radiosurgery had a survival rate of 55.8% at 3 years versus 20 to 35% for those patients treated with traditional radiation over several weeks. As one of our patients commented, if it is good for patients at Stanford University, it is good for patients from the Okeechobee area! If you or someone you know has any form of cancer, please call us so we can explore the possibility of treating it with this cutting edge technology. This 4.5 million dollar machine is available at the of“ ces of Dr. Kumar in Saint Lucie County. Courtesy transportation is available to get to this of“ ce for those patients in need. Please call 863-4679500 for more information. 15 Okeechobee News July 3, 2013

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 REHAB THERAPY/ NURSING HOME We Love to We Love to Care! Care! Okeechobee Okeechobee Health Care Facility Health Care Facility1646 U.S. Highway 441 North 863-763-2226Five-Star Rated Family-Owned &Operated, OHCF has been Providing Rehab & Residential Care to Okeechobee & the Surrounding Communities Since 1984€Rehab, Physical, Occupational, Speech and Out-Patient Therapy €Long-Term Nursing Care Available 7 Days a Week/24 Hours a Day €Secure Dementia and Alzheimers Memory-Care Wing €Delicious Dietitian-Planned MealsStimulating &Fun Daily Activities OPHTHALMOLOGY/ OPTOMETRY/OPTICAL 520 S.Parrott Ave. € Okeechobee Website:www.opticalgalleryeyecare.comOptical Gallery 763-4334763-3403 357-4899Medicare/Medicaid and Most VisionPlans Accepted Comprehensive Eye and Contact Lens Exams Advanced Cataract Microsurgery Diabetic Eye Exams Glaucoma Evaluation & Treatment State of the Art Complete Optical Laboratory Eyeglasses & Contact Lenses Richard L. Soldinger, O.D. David J. Underill, O.D. Board Certified Optometrists Silviano Matamoros, M.D. Board Certified Eye Physician & Surgeon UROLOGY DAVID A. SIGALOW, M.D.Board Certi“ ed In UrologySpecializing in: € Adult & Pediatric Urology € Bladder & Kidney Infections € Impotence/Implants € No Scalpel Vasectomy 215 N.E. 19th Dr. • Okeechobee 863-763-0217 GYNECOLOGIST James E. Bradfield, MD FACOGGynecology Board Certified € L o s s o f L i b i d o € E n d o m e t r i o s i s € U r i n e C o n t r o l € I n f e r t i l i t y € M e n s t r u a l A b n o r m a l i t i e s € S t e r i l i z a t i o n € L a s e r S u r g e r y € M i n i m a l l y I n v a s i v e S u r g e r y All Major Insurances Accepted Email: drbradfield@earthlink.net 863-763-80001713 Hwy 441 N, Suite F, Okeechobee The 2012 – 2013 Medical Information Guide is available online atspecialsections.newszap.com YOU ASKED FOR IT! YOU ASKED FOR IT!Look near the Classifieds section Now featuring Sudoku and Crossword Puzzle in every edition of the 2012-2013 Medical Information GuideFriday, October 26, 2012 Supplement to the: CONSULT-A-NURSE For Free Physician Referral & Health Care Questions call 763-9228 P roviding our communit y qualit y h ealthcare services with a personal t ouch f or more than 30 y ears Emergenc y Services 24 hrs /7 da y s a wee k O rthopedics Introducing Dr. Benjamin Epstein Ph y sical, Occupational & Speech Therap y R adiolog y Services Accredited b y the A merican College o f Radiolog y in : CT Scan, Digita l Mammograp hy MRI, Nuc l ear Me d icine, & U l trasoun d S urgical Services Minimall y Invasive Procedures/ Inpatient and Outpatient Service s Occupational Health / Workers Compensation W e Treat Ki d s To o Available year-round at orida.newszap.com R H H H R C S M. 16 Okeechobee News July 3, 2013 Outta’ the WoodsBy Tony YoungTo me, the best part about hunting is not harvesting game – but spending quality time outdoors with friends and family. One of the best ways to do that is through dove hunting, which is part of the reason why great dove hunts are in such high demand but often dif cult to nd. To help people nd one of these hunts and for other reasons, the FWC created its Special-Opportunity Dove Club Program. It offers hunters the chance of experiencing exceptional dove hunting on the state’s best public dove elds. Dove Club permits enable one adult and one youth (under age 16) to hunt all scheduled dates for the dove eld of their choice. Permits cost $150 and enable both hunters to take a daily bag limit of birds. There are eight hunts on all these elds except Carav elle Ranch; it has six. All hunts are from noon until sunset and take place on Saturdays, starting Oct. 5 and ending Jan. 11. Last year, 2,841 birds were harvested from six elds. This coming season, there will be six special-opportunity dove elds again scattered throughout the state. Frog Pond North Public Small-Game Hunting Area (PSGHA) in Miami-Dade County was the top producer last year with 930 birds taken! Fifteen Dove Club permits are available to hunt its 50 acres. Koon Farm dove eld in Lafayette County came in second last year with 561 birds harvested off its 40 acres. There will be 13 Dove Club permits available to hunt there next season. The dove eld on Hilochee Wildlife Management Area, in Lake County, has 15 Dove Club permits available to hunt its 58 acres. Hunters there last season took 424 doves. Hunters harvested 384 birds from Allapattah Flats PSGHA in Martin County, east of Lake Okeechobee. Thirteen Dove Club permits are available for the 40-acre eld. North Newberry PSGHA, in Alachua County, has 15 Dove Club permits on its 40 acres. That eld produced 317 birds last year. The remaining eld, Caravelle Ranch in Putnam County, has a 140-acre dove eld with 30 Dove Club permits available. Last season, 225 doves were harvested there from just the six-day hunt. Dove Club permits will be issued by random drawing during Phase I. That application period runs through July 17. After obtaining the correct application worksheet by going to MyFWC.com/ License and clicking on “Limited Entry/ Quota Hunts,” you can apply for these season passes by lling out a single worksheet (with up to ve dove eld choices) and turning it in at any county tax collector’s of ce, license agent or by going online to License.MyFWC.com. During Phase I, hunters may be awarded a permit for only one dove eld. If you are successful in getting drawn, you must pick up and pay for your Dove Club permit at any of the same places mentioned above by Aug. 7. Check for drawing results the fourth week of July by logging in to your customer account at License.MyFWC.com. Any applicant who provides an email address will be noti ed by the FWC if drawn as well. Brochures on each of these areas are available online at MyFWC.com/Dove. Also at that Web address, beginning in late September, hunters will be able to nd the most up-to-date information on these six special-opportunity dove elds, as well as Florida’s other public dove elds. The website is updated every Thursday throughout dove season. Information includes dove densities, previous weeks’ harvests and eld conditions. So if you’d like to join the FWC’s Dove Club, you need to try to do so in July. Remember to introduce someone new to hunting when you can. As always, have fun, hunt safely and ethically, and we’ll see you in the woods! Join the Florida Wildlife Conservation’s Dove Club Program

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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! Reading a newspaper helps you understand the world around you. No wonder newspaper readers are more successful people! Employment Full TimeDrivers: $1,000 Sign-On Bonus! Great Pay! Consistent Freight, Great Miles on this Regional Account. Werner Enterprises: 1-888-567-4854 Wanted EXPERIENCED Drywall Spray Texture Help. Our of ce is located in Lake Worth. Please call 561-968-3746 License #GCG061260 Employment Part TimePT HELPER 3 Days a week. Call Sarah between 9 a.m. 4 p.m. 863-467-6377 Need a few more bucks to purchase something deer? Pick up some extra bucks when you sell your used items in the classifeids. One mans trash is another mans treasure. Turn your trash to treasure with an ad in the classifieds. How do you find a job in todays competitive market? In the employment section of the classifieds 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. Looking for a place to hang your hat? Look no further than the classifieds. 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. Antiques Antiques chairs, tables, lamps, beds, primitives, linens and dollies, depression glass, featherweight sewing machines. BIG SALEUP TO 50% OFF EVERYTHING thru July 13th. CO-OP ANTIQUES, 1214 SW 2nd Avenue, behind Dairy Queen. Open Tues-Sat. 10-4. Open July 4th, Judy 634-1552 or Beth 532-9138 Earn some extra cash. Sell your used items in the classifieds Collectibles I buy pre-1920 Florida origin handwritten material letters, documents, business records, etc. Will make offers. Joe Rubin ne, P. O. Box 1000, Cocoa, FL 32923. (321)455-1666 Joerubin ne@ mindspring.com Miscellaneous5 in 1 Bare Back Saddle! $250., new never used, pad, harness, bridle, spurs, all black, call 863-763-0477. Pets/SuppliesLost dog, reddish color coat, blind with bad hearing, name is Dusty, lost around SW 24th Ave and 16 St. Reward $100. Call 863-467-1730 Apartments2bdrm/1bath Duplex in town. Walking distance to stores, NO PETS, First, Last & Security $550.00 a month 863-634-2820 2br/1ba, garage, No pets $650/mo 1st, Last & Sec. Avail 7/8 (863)467-2302 or (772)260-6969 3-1 Duplex behind McDonald’s, quiet, tiled, no pets,low move in $700.00 2-2Basswood Home, no neighbors, tile, no pets, low move in $800.00 Call Dave 634-9899 Beautiful Samantha’s Garden Apartments 2BR/2BA, in town, W&D, $800 mo. + $500 sec. Call (863)467-9250 or (863)634-5780 Shop here first! The classified ads ApartmentsTAYLOR 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 Office Space RentOFFICE SUITES AVAILABLE 500 SQ. FT. Move-in Incentive, Rent Negotiable. (863)467-0651 RoommateLooking for a roommate to share a 4 bedroom house, all appliances including washer and dryer. $400 per month. Call for more information 863-634-9560. Rooms To RentOkeechobee Room with private bath. $90 wk., WIFI & Cable hookup. Call 772-332-6180. Its never too late to find the perfect gift. Look for it in the classifieds. Houses SaleOwner Financing3 bdrm 2 bath 8 year old house on 1 acre $3,500.00 down $931.42 a month. Call Beverley 863-634-2820 Lots SaleBuild your dream home on a beautiful lot adjoining the golf course in The Oaks of Blue Heron. $25,000.00 Call 863-634-2820 Large fenced lot with oak trees in Treasure Island Zoned for houses or mobile homes. $18,000.00 Call 863-634-2820 Lot For Sale Treasure Island SE 25th Street Mobile Home Ready $11,500.00 CALL 863-357-7409 OR 863-447-0616 Mobile Home Rent2BD/1BA Nice Park, nice unit, central air, Fully furnished $400 monthly, part of utilities paid Call 812-989-3022 BUCKHEAD RIDGE 2bd/2ba Dble Wide, central air, yearly lease. $500 monthly plus security. No pets Call 863-763-4031 Ft. Drum Cemetery Rd./304th St., 2BR, $500/mo. 3 mo. sec. dep. 917836-8628 When you want something sold, advertise in the classifieds. Mobile Home RentOkeechobee: 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 Mobile HomeSale4/2 Stock Sequoia 2,200 sq ft $12K OFF! TEXT: STORE 126A TO: 313131 Call John Lyons 800-622-2832 ext 210 for details Campers/RVsWanted all Travel Trailers, Motor Homes and Fifth Wheels. Any Condition, Cash paid on the spot Call 941-347-7171 Autos WantedCASH FOR CARS No Title Needed, Any Condition. 268junk.com Located in Okeechobee Call (863)484-2012 Pickup TrucksFor SaleVery Nice Show Truck/Hot Rod. 1989 Chevrolet with 454 cu. in. Must See This GORGEOUS Custom Built Beauty! Asking $12,000.00 (863)357-7409 or (863)447-0616 Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. PROBATE DIVISION CASE NO. 2013-CP-81 In Re: Estate of GERALD EUGENE LEIGHTON, a/k/a GERALD E. LEIGHTON, Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate o f GERALD EUGENE LEIGHTON, a/k/a GERALD E. LEIGHTON, deceased, whose date of death was May 19, 2013, and whose social security number is ***-**-6002, is pending in the Circuit Court for Okeechobee County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 312 N.W. 3rd Street, Suite 101, Okeechobee, Florida 34972. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representative’s attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against the decedent’s estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must le their claims with court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTE R THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent’s estate must le their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVE R BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS O R MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT’S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of the rst publication o f this notice is July 3, 2013. Personal Representative: NATALIE MOODY 1740 S.W. 35th Circle Okeechobee, Florida 34974 Attorney for Personal Representative: CONELY & CONELY, P.A. P.O. Drawer 1367 Okeechobee, Florida 34973 Telephone: (863) 763-3825 Facsimile: (863) 763-6856 Primary E-mail Address: tconely@conelyandconely.com Secondary 1 E-Mail Address: blanier@conelyandconely.com Secondary 2 E-Mail Address service@conelyandconely.com BY: Tom W. Conely, III Florida Bar No. 096482 446689 ON 7/3,10/2013 Grab a bargain from your neighbors garage, attic, basement or closet in todays classifieds. Love the earth Recycle your used items by selling them in the classifieds. 17 Okeechobee News July 3, 2013

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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 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 47-2011-CA-000212-CAA-XMX FV-I, INC. IN TRUST FOR MORGAN STANLEY MORTGAGE CAPITAL HOLDINGS, LLC, Plaintiff, v. MECHELE DAVIS, et al. Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE is hereby given that pursuant to the Final Judgment entered in the cause pending in the Circuit Court of the Nineteenth Judicial Circuit, in and for Okeechobee County, Florida, Case No. 47-2011CA-000212-CAAXMX in which FV-I, Inc. in trust for Morgan Stanley Mortgage Capital Holdings, LLC, is the Plaintiff, and Mechele Davis; East Coast Recovery, Inc.; Tenant #1; and all unknown parties claiming interests by, through, under or against a named defendant to this action, or having or claiming to have any right, title or interest in the Property, are Defendants, the undersigned Clerk will sell the property situated in Okeechobee County, Florida described as: BEING A PARCEL OF LAND LYING IN SECTION 17, TOWNSHIP 37 SOUTH, RANGE 36 EAST, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA, DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCE AT THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF SECTION 17, THENCE SOUTH 89 DEGREES 57 MINUTES 33 SECONDS EAST ALONG THE SOUTH LINE OF SECTION 17 A DISTANCE OF 180.00 FEET TO A POINT LYING ON THE EAST RIGHT OF WAY OF NORTHEAST 64TH AVENUE; THENCE NORTH 00 DEGREES 05 MINUTES 07 SECONDS EAST ALONG SAID EAST RIGHT OF WAY A DISTANCE OF 3768.32 FEET TO A POINT LYING ON THE NORTH RIGHT OF WAY LINE OF NORTHEAST 11TH WAY, SAID POINT ALSO BEING THE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE CONTINUE NORTH 00 DEGREES 05 MINUTES 07 SECONDS EAST ALONG SAID EAST RIGHT OF WAY OF NORTHEAST 64TH AVENUE A DISTANCE OF 209.43 FEET TO A POINT; THENCE SOUTH 89 DEGREES 24 MINUTES 08 SECONDS EAST PARALLEL WITH THE NORTH RIGHT OF WAY OF NORTHEAST 11TH WAY A DISTANCE OF 104.00 FEET TO A POINT; THENCE SOUTH 00 DEGREES 05 MINUTES 07 SECONDS WEST PARALLEL WITH THE EAST RIGHT OF WAY OF NORTHEAST 64TH AVENUE A DISTANCE OF 209.43 FEET TO A POINT LYING ON THE NORTH RIGHT OF WAY OF NORTHEAST 11TH WAY; THENCE NORTH 89 DEGREES 24 MINUTES 08 SECONDS WEST ALONG SAID NORTH RIGHT OF WAY A DISTANCE OF 104.00 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. BEING SUBJECT TO ANY AND ALL EASEMENTS OR RIGHTS OF WAY OF RECORD. TOGETHER WITH A 2000 SKYLINE MOBILE HOME LOCATED THEREON, ID #8D6I1026M, TITLE #8093897 A/K/A: 1120 NE 64TH AVENUE, OKEECHOBEE, FL 34974-8047 Together with an undivided percentage interest in the common elements pertaining thereto, at public sale, to the highest and best bidder for cash at 11:00 a.m. on the 31st day of JULY 2013, at the OKEECHOBEE COUNTY JUDICIAL CENTER, 312 North West 3rd Street, 2nd Floor, Jury Assembly Room, Okeechobee, FL. DATED this 7th day of May, 2013. SHARON ROBERTSON CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT OKEECHOBEE COUNTY BY: Sandra L. Creech As Deputy Clerk 445208 ON 7/3,10/2013 Public Notice Public NoticeIN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 47-2012-CA-000350 DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST COMPANY, SOLELY AS TRUSTEE AND NOT IN ITS INDIVIDUAL CAPACITY FOR THE HOME EQUITY MORTGAGE LOAN ASSET-BACKED TRUST, SERIES INABS 2006-B UNDER THE POOLING AND SERVICING AGREEMENT DATED MARCH 1, 2006 Plaintiff(s), VS. SONYA F. WASHINGTON, 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 23, 2013, and entered in Case No. 47-2012CA-000350 of the Circuit Court of the 19TH Judicial Circuit in and for OKEECHOBEE County, Florida, wherein DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST COMPANY, SOLELY AS TRUSTEE AND NOT IN ITS INDIVIDUAL CAPACITY FOR THE HOME EQUITY MORTGAGE LOAN ASSET-BACKED TRUST, SERIES INABS 2006-B UNDER THE POOLING AND SERVICING AGREEMENT DATED MARCH 1, 2006 is the Plaintiff and SONYA F. WASHINGTON and ANTHONY R. SMITH 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 31st day of July, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Order of Final Judgment, to wit: LOT 34, BLOCK 59, BASSWOOD UNIT 5, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 51, OF THE 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 7th day of May, 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 800669.001363/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 711.444485 ON 7/3,10/2013 IN THE CIRCUIT CIVIL COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY CIVIL DIVISION Case No. 472009CA000274CAXXXX JPMORGAN CHASE BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION Plaintiff, vs. HENRY O’HAGAN & O’HAGAN MARIA A ND UNKNOWN TENANTS/OWNERS, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given, pursuant to Final Jud g ment of Foreclosure for Public Notice Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 47-2010-CA-04 CHASE HOME FINANCE LLC, Plaintiff, vs. ARLENE G. LESTER-BAKER et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Mortgage Foreclosure dated February 28, 2013 and entered in Case No. 47-2010CA-04 of the Circuit Court of the NINETEENTH Judicial Circuit in and for OKEECHOBEE County, Florida wherein JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION1, is the Plaintiff and ARLENE G. LESTER-BAKER; THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF ARLENE G. LESTER-BAKER N/K/A PAUL BAKER; MICHAEL J. LESTER; THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF MICHAEL J. LESTER N/K/A MARIA LESTER; UNITED STATES OF AMERICA; 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 31st day of July, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment:1Plaintiff name has changed pursuant to order previously entered. PARCEL A: A PARCEL OF LAND LYING IN SECTION 16, TOWNSHIP 37 EAST, RANGE 36 EAST, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA, BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCE AT THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF SAID SECTION 16, BEAR SOUTH 00 DEGREES 16 MINUTES 45 SECONDS EAST ALONG THE WEST LINE OF SAID SECTION 16, A DISTANCE OF 877.27 FEET TO THE RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE OF B & B MCARTHUR ROAD; THENCE CONTINUE SOUTH 00 DEGREES 16 MINUTES 45 SECONDS EAST ALONG THE SAID LINE OF SAID SECTION 16, A DISTANCE OF 1020.92 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE CONTINUE SOUTH 00 DEGREES 16 MINUTES 45 SECONDS EAST ALONG THE WEST LINE OF SAID SECTION 16, A DISTANCE OF 255.26 FEET TO THE NORTH RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE OF SAID B & B MCARTHUR ROAD; THENCE BEAR NORTH 89 DEGREES 43 MINUTES 15 SECONDS EAST ALONG THE NORTH RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE OF SAID B & B MCARTHUR ROAD, A DISTANCE OF 163.97 FEET; THENCE BEAR NORTH 00 DEGREES 16 MINUTES 45 SECONDS WEST A DISTANCE OF 255.26 FEET; THENCE BEAR SOUTH 89 DEGREES 43 MINUTES 15 SECONDS WEST A DISTANCE OF 163.97 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. AND PARCEL B: A PARCEL OF LAND LYING IN SECTION 17, TOWNSHIP 37 SOUTH, RANGE 36 EAST, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA, BEING MORE PARTICULARLY BOUNDED AND DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCE AT THE SOUTHEAST CORNER OF SECTION 17, THENCE NORTH 00 DEGREES 41 MINUTES 06 SECONDS EAST, ALONG THE EASTERLY SECTION LINE OF SAID SECTION 17; SAID LINE BEING ALSO THE WESTERLY RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE OF NORTHEAST 80TH AVENUE (NORMAN ROAD), A DISTANCE OF 2993.40 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE NORTH 89 DEGREES 18 MINUTES 54 SECONDS WEST, A DISTANCE OF 495.00 FEET TO A POINT; THENCE NORTH 00 DEGREES 41 MINUTES 06 SECONDS EAST, A DISTANCE OF 440.00 FEET TO A POINT; THENCE SOUTH 89 DEGREES 18 MINUTES 54 SECONDS EAST, A DISTANCE OF 495.00 FEET TO A POINT LYING ON THE AFORESAID EASTERLY SECTION LINE AND WESTERLY RIGHT-OFWAY LINE; THENCE SOUTH 00 DEGREES 41 MINUTES 06 SECONDS WEST ALONG SAID SECTION LINE/ RIGHT-OF -WAY LINE, A DISTANCE OF 440.00 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. A/K/A 8025 NE 12TH STREET, OKEECHOBEE, FL 34974 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must le a claim within sixty (60) days after the sale. WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of this Court on March 1, 2013. SHARON ROBERTSON Clerk of the Circuit Court BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk Ronald R Wolfe & Associates, P.L. P.O. Box 25018 Tampa, Florida 33622-5018 F09125060 CHASEDIRECT-SPECFHLMC---Team 6 F09125060 **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. 438535 ON 7/3,10/2013 Public Notice Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 19TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION: CASE NO.: 2012CA219 JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, N.A., SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO CHASE HOME FINANCE, LLC, SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO CHASE MANHATTAN MORTGAGE CORPORATION, Plaintiff, VS. JAMIE COOPER A/K/A JAMIE C. COOPER; SEACOAST NATIONAL BANK; DENISE COOPER; UNKNOWN TENANT IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY, Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated the 23rd day of April, 2013, and entered in Case No. 2012CA219, of the Circuit Court of the 19TH Judicial Circuit in and for Okeechobee County, Florida, wherein JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, N.A., SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO CHASE HOME FINANCE, LLC, SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO CHASE MANHATTAN MORTGAGE CORPORATION is the Plaintiff and JAMIE COOPER A/K/A JAMIE C. COOPER, SEACOAST NATIONAL BANK, DENISE COOPER 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 31st day of July, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: EXHIBIT “A” PARCEL I: Being a parcel of land in Tract 117, of TROPICAL ACRES, an unrecorded subdivision lying in Section 12, Township 37 South, Range 34 East in Okeechobee County, Florida and being more particularly described as follows: Commence at the East 1/4 corner of said Section 12: thence S 008’00” W, a distance of 66.00 feet to a point on the Southerly right-of-way line of 2nd Street; thence N 8940’00” W a distance of 3,906.00 feet along said Southerly right-of-way line of 2nd Street to the Point of Beginning; thence S 006’12” W a distance of 363.00 feet to a point; thence N 8940’00” W a distance of 120.00 feet to a point; thence N 006’12” E a distance of 363.00 feet to a point on the Southerly right-of-way line of 2nd Street; thence S 8940’00” E along said Southerly right-of-way line of 2nd Street, a distance of 120.00 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING. PARCEL II: Being a parcel of land lying in Tract 117 of TROPICAL ACRES, an unrecorded subdivision, lying in Section 12, Township 37 South, Range 34 East in Okeechobee County, Florida and being more particularly bounded and described as follows: Commence at the East 1/4 corner of said Section 12; thence S 008’00” W a distance of 66.00 feet to a point lying on the Southerly right-of-way line of 2nd Street; thence N 8940’00” W along said Southerly right-of-way line a distance of 3,906.00 feet to a point; thence S 006’12” W a distance of 363.00 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING; thence continue S 006’12” W a distance of 363.00 feet; thence N 8940’00” W a distance of 120.00 feet to a point; thence N 006’12” E a distance of 363.00 feet to a point; thence S 8940’00” E a distance of 120.00 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE.If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Corrie Johnson, ADA Coordinator, 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711.SPANISH: Si usted es una persona discapacitada que necesita alguna adaptacion para poder participar de este procedimiento o evento; usted tiene derecho, sin costo alguno a que se le provea cierta ayuda. Favor de comunicarse con Corrie Johnson, Coordinadora de A.D.A., 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, Fl. 34986, (772) 807-4370 por lo menos 7 dias antes de que tenga que comparecer en corte o inmediatamente despues de haber recibido esta noti cacion si es que falta menos de 7 dias para su comparecencia. Si tiene una discapacidad auditiva o’ de habla, llame al 711. KREYOL: Si ou se yon moun ki kokobe ki bezwen asistans ou apary 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: April 25, 2013. SHARON ROBERTSON Clerk of the Circuit Court BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk Choice Legal Group, P.A. 1800 NW 49th Street, Suite 120 Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33309 Telephone: (954) 453-0365 Facsimile: (954) 771-6052 Toll Free: 1-800-441-2438 443711 ON 7/3,10/2013 Public Notice 18 Okeechobee News July 3, 2013Plaintiff entered in this cause on March 28, 2013, in the Circuit Court of Okeechobee County, Florida, I will sell the property situated in Okeechobee County, Florida described as: W 1/2 OF E 1/2 OF S 1/2 OF S 1/2 OF TRACT 14, SECTION 25, TOWNSHIP 34 SOUTH, RANGE 33 EAST ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 4, PAGE 3 A-D INCLUSIVE OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDAand commonly known as: 14825 NORTHWEST 264TH STREET, OKEECHOBEE, FL 34972; including the building, appurtenances, and xtures located therein, at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash, Sale will be held in the Jury Assembly Room, 2nd Floor, Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida, on July 31, 2013 at 11 am. 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 11th day of April, 2013. SHARON ROBERTSON Clerk of the Circuit Court BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk Edward B. Pritchard (813) 229-0900 x1309 Kass Shuler, P.A. P.O. Box 800 Tampa, FL 33601-0800 441891 ON 7/3,10/2013 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, 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 accomIN 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 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.Pro p ert y Address: 32801 NORTH modation 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 #10053520Weltman, 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 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. 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 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 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 Clerk 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;7/3/2013NOTICE OF REMOVAL OF NAMES OF POTENTIALLY INELIGIBLE VOTERSPursuant to Section 98.075(7) of the Florida Statutes, the following persons are hereby noti ed that they are potentially ineligible to be registered to vote. Failure to respond within thirty (30) days of this notice may result in determination of ineligibility by the Supervisor of Elections and removal of the registered voter’s name from the statewide voter registration system. Kevin O. Larson Last known address: 6537 SE 86th Blvd Okeechobee, FL Harold C. Scott Jr. Last known address: 6622 NE 2nd St Okeechobee, FL If further assistance is needed, please contact the Okeechobee County Supervisor of Elections. Diane Hagan, Okeechobee County Supervisor of Elections 304 NW 2nd St, Room 144 Okeechobee, FL 34972 (863)763-4014 447289 ON 7/3/2013 How do you find a job in todays competitive market? In the employment section of the classifieds

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Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 19 JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 09000235CA PNC BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO NATIONAL CITY BANK SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO HARBOR FEDERAL SAVINGS BANK Plaintiff, vs. SERVANDO CASTANEDA, 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 23, 2013, and entered in Case No. 09000235CA 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 Servando Castaneda and Okeechobee County, a political subdivision of the State of Florida 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 11:00AM, on July 31, 2013, the following described property set forth in said Order or Final Judgment, to wit: Lots 55, Block 48, Basswood, Unit 5, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 51, 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 25th day of April, 2013. SHARON ROBERTSON, Clerk Okeechobee County, Florida BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk WWR #10053714Weltman, 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 444207 ON 7/3,10/2013 Public NoticeIN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 19TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION: CASE NO.: 472009CA000809CAXXXX ONEWEST BANK, FSB, Plaintiff, VS. 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.ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 19TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. CASE No. 47-2009-CA-000841 T HE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON FKA THE BANK OF NEW YORK, AS T RUSTEE 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 YORK MELLON FKA THE BANK OF NEW Y ORK, AS TRUSTEE FOR THE CERT IFICATEHOLDERS 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 CENT ER, 312 NW 3RD STREET, 2ND FLOOR, JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM, OKEECHOBEE, FLORIDA, at the hour of 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. A ny person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must le a claim within 60 days after the sale. DATED this 31st day of May, 2013. SHARON ROBERTSON Clerk Circuit Court BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk 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 19TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. CASE No.: 2011CA330 WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A. TRUSTEE POOLING AND SERVICING AGREEMENT DATED AS OF FEBRUARY 1, 2005 ASSET-BACKED PASST HROUGH CERTIFICATES SERIES 2005-WHQ I, Plaintiff, V S. Michelle Spearman, Steve Spearman a/k/a Stephen Spearman, and Capital One Bank, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated March 28, 2013, and entered in Case No. 2011 CA330 of the Circuit Court of the 19th Judicial Circuit in and for Okeechobee County, Florida, wherein WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A. TRUSTEE POOLING AND SERV ICING AGREEMENT DATED AS OF FEBRUARY 1, 2005 ASSET-BACKED PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES SERIES 2005-WHQ1, is the Plaintiff, and Michelle Spearman, Steve Spearman a/k/a Stephen Spearman, and Capital One Bank, are Defendants, the Clerk of the Circuit Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in the Jury Assembly room, 2nd Floor, of the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, located at 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, FL 34972, at 11:00 o’clock A.M. on the 31st day of July, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Summary Final Judgment, to wit: The W 1/2 of the W 1/2 of the S 1/2 of the N 1/2 of Tract 29, Section 16, in the Southern Colonization Company Plat of Township 34 South, Range 33 East, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 4, Pages 3 thru 3E, inclusive, Public Records of Okeechobee County, Florida. Street Address: 19955 Northwest 290th Street, Okeechobee, FL and all xtures and personal property located therein or thereon, which are included as security in Plaintiffs mortgage. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus funds from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must le a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated at Okeechobee, Okeechobee County, Florida, this 4th day of April, 2013. Sharon Robertson Clerk of said Circuit Court BY: Sandra L. Creech As Deputy Clerk Clar eld, Okon, Salomone, & Pincus, P.L. Attorney for Plaintiff 500 S. Australian Avenue, Suite 730 West Palm Beach, FL 33406 (561) 713-1400 441082 ON 7/3,10/2013 Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 19TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION: CASE NO.: 472010CA000029CAXXXX CHASE HOME FINANCE LLC, Plaintiff, VS. MELVIN W. YATES; 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. 472010CA000029CAXXXX, of the Circuit Court of the 19TH Judicial Circuit in and for Okeechobee County, Florida, wherein CHASE HOME FINANCE LLC is the Plaintiff and MELVIN W. YATES, UNKNOWN TENANT (S) N/K/A CHARLOTTE FOUNTAIN 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 31st day of July, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: LOT 1, BLOCK 4, OKEECHOBEE PARK, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 1, 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 FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Corrie Johnson, ADA Coordinator, 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. SPANISH: Si usted es una persona discapacitada que necesita alguna adaptacion para poder participar de este procedimiento Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NUMBER: 2013-CP-82 JUDGE: ELIZABETH METZGER IN RE: Estate of KAY EILEEN KLINE, Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS (Testate, Summary Administration) TO ALL PERSONS HAVING CLAIMS OR DEMANDS AGAINST THE ABOVE ESTATE: You are hereby noti ed that an Order of Summary Administration is sought to be entered in the Estate of KAY EILEEN KLINE, Deceased, Case Number 2013-CP-82, by the Circuit Court for Okeechobee County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 312 NW 3rd Street, Suite 125, Okeechobee, FL 34972; that the decedent’s date of death was January 5, 2013; that the total value of the estate subject to probate is less than $75,000.00; and that the names and addresses of those to whom it is sought to be assigned by such order are: Name Address Tracy A. Murray 2648 SE 27th Avenue Okeechobee, FL 34974 Sean D. Miller 524 Hatchwood Drive Haines City, FL 33844 Brian Miller 2648 SE 27th Avenue Okeechobee, FL 34972 ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE NOTIFIED THAT: All creditors of the estate of the decedent and persons having claims or demands against the estate of the decedent other than those listed for whom provision for full payment was made in the Order of Summary Administration must le their claims with this Court WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE. ALL CLAIMS AND DEMANDS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING ANY OTHER APPLICABLE TIME PERIOD, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT’S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of the rst publication of this Notice is: July 3, 2013. TRACY A. MURRAY, Petitioner 2648 SE 27th Avenue Okeechobee, FL 34974 Law Of ce of CASSELS & McCALL JOHN D. CASSELS, JR. Attorney for Petitioner FBN: 0261521 Post Of ce Box 968 Okeechobee, FL 34973-0968 (863)763-3131 jdc@legal-one.com pleadings@legal-one.com 446895 ON 7/3,10/2013 19 Okeechobee News July 3, 2013 SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Corrie Johnson, ADA Coordinator, 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. SPANISH: Si usted es una persona discapacitada que necesita alguna adaptacion para poder participar de este procedimiento o evento; usted tiene derecho, sin costo alguno a que se le provea cierta ayuda. Favor de comunicarse con Corrie Johnson, Coordinadora de A.D.A., 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, Fl. 34986, (772) 807-4370 por lo menos 7 dias antes de que tenga que comparecer en corte o inmediatamente despues de haber recibido esta noti 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 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 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 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 31st day of May, 2013. SHARON ROBERTSON Clerk Of The Circuit Court BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk Choice Legal Group, P.A. 1800 NW 49th Street, Suite 120 Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33309 Telephone: (954) 453-0365 Facsimile: (954) 771-6052 Toll Free: 1-800-441-2438 DESIGNATED PRIMARY E-MAIL FOR SERVICE PURSUANT TO FLA. R. JUD. ADMIN 2.516 eservice@clegalgroup.com 446201 ON 7/3,10/2013 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 Clerk 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 IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 2011-CA-000343 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 2006-12, Plaintiff, VS.APRIL MARTIN, VICTOR MARTIN A/K/A VICTOR A. MARTIN, MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS INC. (MIN# 100173250020076014) UNKNOWN TENANT(S) IN POSSESSION #1 and #2, and ALL OTHER UNKNOWN PARTIES, et.al., Defendant(s). NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Summary Judgment of Foreclosure dated March 28, 2013, entered in Civil Case No.: 2011CA-000343 of the Circuit Court of the Nineteenth Judicial Circuit in and for Okeechobee County, Florida, wherein 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 2006-12, Plaintiff, and APRIL MARTIN, VICTOR MARTIN A/K/A VICTOR A.MARTIN, MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS INC. (MIN# 100173250020076014), are Defendants. I will sell to the highest bidder for cash, in the Jury Assembly Room, Second Floor of the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 312 Northwest 3rd Street, Okeechobee, FL 34972, at 11:00 AM, on the 24th day of July, 2013, the following described real property as set forth in said Final Summary Judgment, to wit: LOT 7 AND THE NORTH 1/2 OF LOT 10, IN BLOCK 13, OF WRIGHT’S FIRST AND SECOND ADDITIONS TO OKEECHOBEE, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 1, PAGE 13, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. A/K/A: 705 SE 9th Avenue, Okeechobee, FL 34974 If y ou are a p erson claimin g a ri g ht 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; OkeeGrab a bargain from your neighbors garage, attic, basement or closet in todays classifieds.to funds remaining after the sale, you must le a claim with the clerk no later than 60 days after the sale. If you fail to le a claim you will not be entitled to any remaining funds. After 60 days, only the owner of record as of the date of the lis pendens may claim the surplus. WITNESS my hand and the seal of the court on April 4, 2013. SHARON ROBERTSON CLERK OF THE COURT BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk Attorney for Plaintiff: Brian L. Rosaler, Esquire Popkin & Rosaler, P.A. 1701 West Hillsboro Boulevard Suite 400 Deer eld Beach, FL 33442 Telephone: (954) 360-9030 Facsimile: (954) 420-5187 446745 ON 7/3,10/2013 chobee, 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 OF FLORIDA IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION CASE NO. 472009CA000139CAAXMX FLAGSTAR BANK, FSB, Plaintiff, vs. DORA A. SHAW AK A 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 o f 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 thereo f recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 22 of the Public Records o f 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 Cler k 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 Find it faster. Sell it sooner in the classifieds Grab a bargain from your neighbors garage, attic, basement or closet in toda y s classifieds.

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Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice LEGAL NOTICE Public Auction will be held at Johns Towing Service storage lot located at 704 Northeast 2nd Avenue, Okeechobee, Florida 34972 on JULY 19, 2013 at 9:00 A.M. Pursuant to Florida Statute 713.78 for unpaid towing and storage charges. Year, make, model and VIN are as follows. 2000 CHEVY SILVERADO 1500 VIN #1GCEC14WXYZ367030 1997 MAZDA 626 VIN #1YVGE22C2V5660998 Terms of sale are cash, and no checks will be accepted. Seller reserves the right of nal bid. ALL SALES ARE FINAL! NO REFUNDS WILL BE MADE! Said automobiles will be sold in “As Is” condition with no guarantee’s. 447275 ON 7/3/2013 Public Notice IN 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 A ND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, A ND AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANTS 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; T ENANT #1; TENANT #2, 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 INT EREST 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 adaptacion para poder participar de este procedimiento o evento; usted tiene derecho, sin costo alguno a que se le provea cierta ayuda. Favor de comunicarse con Corrie Johnson, Coordinadora de A.D.A., 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, Fl. 34986, (772) 807-4370 por lo menos 7 dias antes de que tenga que comparecer en corte o inmediatamente despues de haber recibido esta noti cacion si es que falta menos de 7 dias para su comparecencia. Si tiene una discapacidad auditiva o de habla, llame al 711. KREYOL: Si ou se yon moun ki kokobe ki bezwen asistans ou aparey pou ou ka patisipe nan prosedu sa-a, ou gen dwa san ou pa bezwen peye anyen pou ou j wen on seri de ed. Tanpri kontakte Corrie Johnson, Co-ordinator ADA, 250 NW Country Club Drive, suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 O’mwen 7 jou avan ke ou gen pou-ou paret nan tribunal, ou imediatman ke ou resevwa avis sa-a ou si le ke ou gen pou-ou ale nan tribunal-la mwens ke 7 j ou; Si ou pa ka tande ou pale byen, rele 711. Dated this April 19, 2013. SHARON ROBERTSON Clerk of the Circuit Court BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk 443710 ON 6/26;7/3/2013 LEGAL 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 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 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 NOTICE On July 20, 2013 @ 10:00 AM, there will be sold to the highest bidder At the premises of SABAL PALM SELF STORAGE, 14040 Hwy 441 N, Okeechobee, Florida 34972 (Landlord) the contents of storage spaces rented by Tenants, for failure to pay rent due on the spaces. Sealed bids will be accepted until the day of the sale. The contents of the spaces consist of personal property including household goods, furnishings, clothing, boxes, bags, and totes, and other miscellaneous property. The names of the tenants whose property will be sold are: 1. Aleatha Beckman Unit # CCC60minimum bid $200 2. Chris Hickman Unit # C-CC40minimum bid $150 3. Christine Culpepper Unit # CCC19minimum bid $150 4. Deborah Stella Unit # C-CC14minimum $200 5. Tierrci Allen Unit # C-CC48minimum bid $100 Sabal Palm Self Storage 863-357-1110 435229 ON 6/30;7/7/2013 Public Notice Public Notice 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 DE20 Okeechobee News July 3, 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., Attorneys for Plaintiff 6409 Congress Avenue, Suite 100, Boca Raton, FL 33487 Telephone: 561-241-6901 Fax: 561-241-9181 441890 ON 6/26;7/3/2013 NOTICE OF FORFEITURE COMPLAINT On or about May 12, 2013, the Okeechobee Police Department seized the following property: UNITED STATES CURRENCY IN THE AMOUNT OF $3,903.00 and intends to seek forfeiture under the Florida Contraband Forfeiture Act. 446742 ON 6/28;7/5/2013 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 NISE DEAN; CITIFINANCIAL AUTO CORPORATION F/K/A TRANSOUTH FINANCIAL CORPORATION; UNKNOWN TENANT(S) 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 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;7/3/2013NOTICE OF SALE Rainbow Title & Lien, Inc. will sell at Public Sale at Auction the following vehicles to satisfy lien pursuant to Chapter 713.78 of the Florida Statutes on July 18, 2013 at 10 A.M. *AUCTION WILL OCCUR WHERE EACH VEHICLE IS LOCATED* 2003 DODGE VIN#1B3ES26C93D113179Located at: 1254 N.W. 106 STREET OKEECHOBEE, FL 34972Any person(s) claiming any interest(s) in the above vehicles contact: Rainbow Title & Lien, Inc. (954) 920-6020 *ALL AUCTIONS ARE HELD WITH RESERVE* Some of the vehicles may have been released prior to auction LIC # AB-0001256 446728 ON 7/3/2013 IN 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. 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 Crossword Puzzle ACROSS 1 Six-pack units 5 Danish director von Trier 9 Select the temperature on, as a thermostat 14 Dictator Idi 15 Parent company of half.com 16 Mother Judd 17 In vain 19 Had an eye for figures? 20 Tallinn native 21 1974 Dolly Parton chart-topper 22 George Orwells alma mater 23 Penned (up) 25 Every, in an Rx 27 Pushed to the limit 28 Text-scanning technology, briefly 31 Actor Paul and journalist Hughes 34 Place to play faves 35 Frre de la mre 37 Geologic age meaning without lifeŽ 38 Club for GIs 39 AOL alternative 40 Molten rock 41 Offer in response to Shake!Ž 42 U.S. base in Cuba, in headlines 43 Rap sheet initials 44 Many 3-Down users 46 Fathers and sons 47 Hard to comb 49 Beekeeper played by Fonda 52 Enjoyed Wrigley, e.g. 54 Counted (on) 58 Picture book elephant 59 1947 Hope/Crosby film 60 Bring to mind 61 Farming prefix 62 Singer k.d. 63 Like asters 64 Qtys. of sugar 65 On the safer side DOWN 1 Actress Blanchett 2 Hebrew prophet 3 System for which Super Mario Land was developed 4 High-and-mighty type 5 Rosemarys BabyŽ author 6 Simple rhyme scheme 7 Really come down, as illustrated in this puzzles circles 8 Word part: Abbr. 9 Ego TrippinŽ rapper 10 Postal service symbol 11 Gothic Spanish landmark 12 I totally agree!Ž 13 Oceanic routine 18 Enero to enero, e.g. 21 Average guy? 24 U-shaped river bends 25 Store display suffix 26 Carols at the mall, usually 27 Rug with nothing swept under it? 29 Weather, in verse 30 Moves, to a Realtor 32 Hard to read by, as light 33 Dispersed, as a crowd 36 Abbr. for John Doe, perhaps 45 SFO info 48 Up and about 49 French twists, e.g. 50 Gave permission 51 Name on a celebrated B-29 52 Radio-active one? 53 __ NagilaŽ 55 O.K. Corral lawman 56 A, to Albrecht 57 Old Venetian judge 59 Dock rodent By Julian Lim (c)2011TribuneMediaServices,Inc. 08/10/11 08/10/11 ANSWER TO PREVIOUS PUZZLE: Edited by Rich Norris and Joyce Nichols Lewis xwordeditor@aol.com 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; i f you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. WITNESS my hand and the of cial seal of said Court, this 16th day o f May, 2013. SHARON ROBERTSON Clerk of Circuit Court BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Cler k John Jay Watkins, Esquire, P.O. Box 250, LaBelle, FL 33975 445639 ON 6/26;7/3/2013 Looking for a place to hang your hat? 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BUSINESS&SERVICEDIRECTORY AIR CONDITIONING ATTORNEYS WANTED TO BUY POWER WASHING FURNITURE LOCAL DONATIONS HEALTH FOODS 863-763-6742 7/24 SERVICE FOR OUR CUSTOMERS208 SW 5thAve. € OkeechobeeEMORY WALKER EMORY WALKER CO. INC. CO. INC.Air Conditioning & RefrigerationCAC042747 CAC014022 CAC057129 Serving the Lake Area for 40Years! 763-8391CACO 23499€24/7 Emergency Service€Senior Citizen Discount€ FREE Estimates on System Replacements. We Sell The Best And Service The Rest!Ž HOSKINS, TURCO, LLOYD & LLOYD HoskinsTurco.com 212 S. Parrott Ave Okeechobee357-5800 Local donations helping Local peopleA ministry with a heart for the hurtingFREE PICKUPOkeechobee Campus 7595 NE 128th Ave, Okeechobee, FL863-763-4224www.faithfarm.orgAccepting donations of household goods. Elliotts Pawn Shop419 W.S. Park St. € 863.763-5553W e B u y S c r a p G o l d S i l v e r a n d C o i n s Rebecca Boldt Hamilton, P.A.REBECCA H. BOLDT, Attorney at Law RICHARD W. SEYMOUR, Attorney at Law 863-467-1894 Pete’s Professional Power Washing 863-801-8377 21 Okeechobee News July 3, 2013 Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 2011-CA-371 GREAT WESTERN BANK, a bank chartered under the laws of the State of South Dakota, SUCCESSOR IN INTEREST TO THE LOANS OF TIERONE BANK, a federally chartered savings bank, by acquisition of assets from the FDIC, as Receiver of TIERONE BANK, which was closed by the Of ce of Thrift Supervision on June 4, 2010, Plaintiff, V S. SANTIAGO TINAJERO AND TINA TINAJERO, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE is given that pursuant to a Final Judgment in Foreclosure dated April 23, 2013, in Case No. 2011CA-371, of the Circuit Court of the Nineteenth Judicial Circuit in and for Okeechobee County, Florida, in which GREAT WESTERN BANK is the Plaintiff, and in which SANTIAGO TINAJERO AND TINA TINAJERO are the Defendants, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 312 NW 3rd Street, Second Floor, Jury Assembly Room, Okeechobee, Florida at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, July 31, 2013, the following described property set forth below: LOTS 26 AND THE EAST 50 FEET OF LOT 25, BLOCK E, PLAYLAND PARK, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 27, PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA.If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Corrie Johnson, ADA Coordinator, 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. 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. Dated this 25th day of April, 2013. SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk Sheppard Law Firm 9100 College Pointe Court Fort Myers, Florida 33919 (Phone: 239-334-1141) 444211 ON 7/3,10/2013 Find it faster. Sell it sooner in the classifieds From the staff of the Students honored at OHS Scholarship Night Special to the Okeechobee NewsThe OCIA Scholarship was awarded by George Roberson and Rita Doss to Anissa Demezier and Claresha Blair. Special to the Okeechobee NewsThe Grow Our Own Scholarship was awarded by Joseph Stanley, Linda Syfrett and Mary Hurley to Monica Hernandex. Special to the Okeechobee NewsThe Okeechobee Yachette Club Scholarship was awarded by Garry Smith to Bob Arrendondo and Meagan Oglesby.

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The Okeechobee Shockwaves Swim Team competed in their rst home meet of the season on June 29 at the Okeechobee County Sports Complex against the Lightning Bolt Swim Team from Sebastian and the Treasure Coast YMCA Wahoos. The Shockwaves team took rst place in many events. In the Girls 8 and Under 100 yard medley relay, rst place went to the team of Jenna Larson, Cherylynn Bohannan, Emily Johnson and Kayli Guerrero. In the boys event, rst place went to Bryan Holtkamp, Brody Gearns-Medrano, Damian Betts and Cameron Conrad. In the girls, 15-18 200 yard medley relay, rst place went to Cheyenne Luck, Trisha Lara, Hunter Bosworth and Billie Levitt. In the boys 15-18, 200 yard medley relay, rst place went to the team of Cameron W hitlock, Michael Muros, Nathanael Beam and Trey Howard. (Muros was in the 13-14 age group but competed on the 15-18 relay team.) Johnson won rst in the girls 6 and under 25 yard freestyle. Holtkamp won rst in boys 6 and under 25 yard freestyle. Gregory Hall won rst in the boys 9-10 50 y ard freestyle. Muros won rst in the boys 13-14 50 yard freestyle. Neresa McLaren won rst in the girls 1518 50 yard freestyle. Nathanael Bean won rst in the boys 1518 50 yard freestyle. Johnson won the girls 6 and under 25 yard breaststroke. Gearns-Medrano won the boys 6 and under 25 yard breaststroke. Hall won the boys 9-10 50 yard breaststroke. Byrd won the boys 13 to 14 50 yard breaststroke. Lara won the girls 15-18 50 yard breaststroke. Howard won the boys 15-18 50 yard breaststroke. Holtkamp won the boys 6 and under 25 yard backstroke. Jacqueline Orender won the girls 13-14 50 yard backstroke. Muros won the boys 13-14 50 yard backstroke. Cheyenne Lusk won the girls 15-18 50 yard backstroke. Bean won the boys 15-18 50 yard backstroke. Holtkamp took rst place in the boys 6 and under 25 yard butter y. Addonai McLaren tied for rst in the boys 9-10 butter y with Carter Reeb of the Lightning Bolts. Christina Orender took rst place in the girls 13-14 butter y. Lusk won rst in the girls 15-18 yard butter y. Howard won rst in the boys 15-18 yard butter y. Hall won rst in the boys 9-10 100 yard individual medley. Zachary Jackson took rst place in the boys 13-14 100 yard individual medley. Bosworth took rst in the girls 15-18 100 yard individual medley. Bean took rst in the boys 15-18 100 yard individual medley. First place in the girls 8 and under 100 yard freestyle relay went to Rachel Hogenkamp, Kailey May, Cuyler Maxwell and Alexis Lusk. First place in the boys 8 and under individual medley went to Betts, Gearns-Medrano, Conrad and Holtkamp. In the girls 15-18 200 yard freestyle relay, rst place went to McLaren, Lara, Lusk and Bosworth. In the boys 15-18 freesytle relay, rst place went to Bean, Howard, Whitlock and Muros. Shockwaves do ‘swimmingly’ in their home opener 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Saturday, July 20th 10 a.m.-2 p.m.HOSTED BYandGBs Ladies & Mens Formal Wear 2013 BRIDAL EXPO *Must be present to win!Fashion Shows for Men & Women Hair Demos Make-Up Demos Live DJ Travel Fitness Cake Decorators Catering Door Prizes* Palms Court Catering will be providing hors doeuvres during the event C o u r t C o u r t P a l m s P a l m s Get Your $5 Advance Tickets at GBs Ladies & Mens Formal Wear at 207 Circle Park Drive, Downtown Sebring OR call 863-386-5836 and reserve your ticket. It will be available at Will Call the day of event. $8 Tickets available at the door.Highlands County Fair Grounds 781 Magnolia Avenue Sebring, FL 33870863-386-5836 www.highlandstoday.com CENTER 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 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 22 Okeechobee News July 3, 2013 Okeechobee News/ Katrina ElskenThe Okeechobee Shockwaves Recreational Swim Team participated in the rst home swim meet of the season on June 29 at the Okeechobee County Sports Complex. Okeechobee News/ Katrina ElskenSwimmers compete in the butter y race during the rst home meet of the season for the Shockwaves.

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 23 Okeechobee News July 3, 2013 Special to the Okeechobee NewYouth baseball team goes to stateOkeechobee Dixie Youth Baseball team (ages 12 and under) went to district competition in Sebring June 22 and 23. On June 22 they beat Lack Placid. On June 23 the Okeechobee team played a double elimination with Sebring. The Okeechobee Dixie Youth Baseball team would like to hank the community for their support. Pictured are: (left to right, back row to front): Sam Clemons, Donnie Coleman, Johnnie Tijerina, Saul Tijerina, Orlando Arana, Tucker Meyer, Mason, Tucker Hargraves, Leo Castellanos, Joseph Debree, Cole Clemons, Emery Colemand, Enoch Busbin, Augi Tijerina and Colton McPeak. Okeechobee News/ Tamara KellyLittle People’s Academy water day a successLittle People’s Academy planmed a water day for the children recently and each parent was asked to bring money to help pay to rent a large in atable water slide. Many of the children come from low income families and the collection came up short. When a rental company came to set up the water slide, they found that they just didn’t have enough money to pay for it. That company packed up the slide and left. Carina Campbells, of the Department of Children and Families was there at the center to check on some of the children when she saw this happen. She called Slide on by Party Supply, who agreed to help. On Friday, June 28, Slide on by Party Supply came down to the center with a big water slide so the children could enjoy their water day.

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Next to Arbys on 441863.763.7633Full Service Retail PharmacyHeartland Discount PharmacyYour Neighborhood Pharmacy Where Customer Service & Personal Attention are Our #1 Priorities PHARMACY THE WAY ITS Harry Patel, Rph Consultant Pharmacist Get to know your neighbor. We Dispense CareDoes Your Pharmacy accommodate your special needs? Does your Pharmacist have spare time to discuss your health? Does Your Pharmacy handle SPECIALITY PRESCRIPTIONS and On Demand COMPOUNDING?OUR GOAL IS TO MAKE HEALTHCARE MORE AFFORDABLE NOW... its time to think about changing pharmacy! The Faster. Most Convenient and Friendliest Service in the Area!Better Care...For a Better Community FREE Antibiotics& $3.99 Generics FREE Home Delivery FREE Metformin500, 850, 1000mg. (IR Only) ER (Extended Relief Excluded)FREE Lisinopril (all Strengths) (Combination Product Excluded) 24 Okeechobee News July 3, 2013