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Wednesday, July 10, 2013 50¢ Plus ta x Vol. 104 No. 82 14.75 feetLast Year: 12.01 feet Lake Levels See page 4 for information about how to contact this newspaper. W arm waters may harbor brain eating amoeba ... Page 18 Man reportedly scraps $20,000 spreader for $300 ... Page 7 Man accused of strangling woman ... Page 7 Insurance, budget on county meeting agenda ... Page 2 Okeechobee man faces charge of rst degree murder in connection with overdoseBy Eric KoppOkeechobee News An Okeechobee grand jury Tuesday returned a true bill and indicted a local man of rst-degree felony murder, in connection with the alleged overdose death of another local man. After listening to testimony, the 21-person panel found on July 9 that evidence existed to indict Beau Asher Emley, 29, of rst-degree murder unlawful distribution of a controlled substance. He was also indicted on one count of sale of heroin. Emley, of a Knotts Landing Northeast address, was arrested June 14 by Detective Javier Gonzalez of the Okeechobee County Sheriff's Of ce (OCSO). Emley was charged with selling heroin to the local man who then died after he had apparently injected himself. That 26-year-old man was found dead in the bathroom of a local convenience store, stated the detective's arrest report. Assistant State Attorney Ashley Albright said Tuesday afternoon that Emley, if convicted, could face the maximum penalty of death. Mr. Albright, however, said he had yet to speak with State Attorney Bruce Colton so he didn't know if the state would seek the death penalty. "Under the law he could get the death penalty, but I would not anticipate it on this type o f charge," said Mr. Albright. Emley indicted by grand jury Beau Asher Emley See MURDER Page 5 By Katrina ElskenOkeechobee News A state plan to dump tons of sand into Cowbone Marsh in Glades County has been blocked by a judge's ruling. On July 3, Division of Administrative Hearings Judge Bram Canter recommended denial of permit changes which would have allowed dumping of 27,000 cubic yards of sand into Cowbone Marsh, ruling in favor of the challenge by nonpro t citizens groups Save Our Creeks and the Environmental Confederation of Southwest Florida. Judge Canter wrote in his 28page recommended order that the state's plan would adversely affect public welfare by impairing navigation and recreation on Fisheating Creek. "Adequate measures are not included in the permits to ensure that after back lling and planting, the creek would have the ordinary attributes of a creek," the judge wrote. The judge noted that "the proposed back lling would not restore a typical stream pro le, deepest in the middle and becoming more and more shallow moving toward the banks. That kind of pro le can be seen in the photographs of Fisheating Creek taken before the cookie-cutter project. The proposed modi cation calls for lling the cut channel from bank to bank'." He also noted that "the proposed modi cation would not restore the natural depths of the creek. The back lling plan calls for a nished grade of plus or minus 6 inches above the adjacent marsh. A nal grade of 0 to plus 6 inches would essentially eliminate Fisheating Creek." The judge concluded that the proposed modi cations would not restore the pre-existing hydrologic conditions of the creek. Save Our Creeks board member Erica Lynne said Ellen Peterson, past president of Save Our Creeks who died in 2011, "would be thrilled with this decision. Judge blocks plan ll in Cowbone Marsh Special to the Okeechobee News/ ACOE photo by Brian CornwellAfter inspecting the channel at Cowbone Marsh in 2011, the Army Corps of Engineers Regulatory Division issued a cease and desist order, requiring the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission to stop the work involving the “cookie cutter” to cut up and remove vegetation. See CREEK Page 5

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Special to the Okeechobee News/FWC Teaching children a lifelong hobby, instilling appreciation for our marine environment and providing a fun, week-long experience are the objectives for a sh camp in Stuart this month. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) will partner with the Florida Oceanographic Society to offer a w eek-long shing clinic for youth 12 to 14. The camp will be held at the Florida Oceanographic Society, 890 N.E. Ocean Blvd. in Stuart. The camp will run from July 15 to 19 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Advance registration is required by July 9. Contact Shannon Dack at 772-225-0505, ext. 118, for registration and fee information. This camp enables young people to learn the basics of environmental stewardship, shing ethics, angling skills and safety. In addition, students will get a unique chance to explore Florida's marine habitats and associated wildlife rsthand through activities such as seining, wade shing and more. FWC sh camps strive toward several goals, but the main objective is to create responsible marine resource stewards by teaching children about the vulnerability of Florida's marine ecosystems. In addition, organizers hope to teach fundamental saltwater shing skills and provide participants a positive shing experience. To nd out more on taking a kid shing, visit MyFWC.com/Fishing and click on "Saltwater" and "Outreach and Education." Fishing camp promises week of learning, fun IRSC SpotlightSpecial to the Okeechobee NewsChristina Morse always wanted to be a nurse. In fact, she earned her Certified Nursing Assistant credential while still in high school. The Okeechobee resident married and had two children and put her career on hold for a while. When it was time to go back to work, she started in the Housekeeping Department at Raulerson Hospital. She worked as the Facility Safety Officer, as a Unit Secretary and Emergency Management Coordinator. Always hard-working and persistent, Christina attended IRSC from 2008 to 2012 earning her Associate Degree in Nursing in July, 2012. She is now working as an RN in the Emergency Department at Raulerson Hospital. "I especially like caring for the patients and I have great co-workers," she said. Eager to climb the career ladder, Christina would like to attend IRSC to earn her Bachelor's Degree in Nursing. Her longterm goal is to become a Nurse Practitioner. For more information about IRSC's Nursing program, contact the IRSC Call Center at 1-866-792-4772. Christina Morse loves nursing career 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Always on Top of the JobŽRe-Roofing Specialists€ Metal & Shingle Roofs € Flats & Leaks Repair FREE ESTIMATES863-357-3838State Lic.#CCC1327338 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 2 Okeechobee News July 10, 2013 By Katrina ElskenOkeechobee News The Okeechobee County Board of Commissioners will review options for health insurance, dental insurance, disability insurance and life insurance for county staffers during the regular meeting set for July 11 at 9 a.m. in the historic Okeechobee County Courthouse. The county's health insurance costs are expected to increase 7.6 percent for Fiscal Y ear 2013-2014. Also on the agenda for the Thursday meeting, the commission will review followup on budget discussions. They will look at the possibility of funding the sheriff's of ce through a Municipal Services Taxing Unit. They will also compare the county's tax rates and property values with those of other counties. In other business: The board will consider a request from the County Road Maintenance Department to purchase a 25 ft. extended arm mower. Currently Road Maintenance has three tractors with extended arm mowers: a 2003, 2005 and a 2006 model year. All of these tractors with arm mowers have been subjected to heavy use while maintaining the county's right of ways. Staff is seeking to replace the 2003 model year, it has the leasteffective mowing capability and is the oldest unit. Several of the county ditches are really maintainable from only one side and reaching the other bank continues to be a maintenance issue for us. The new unit will have a 25 ft. boom whereas the current units have a 18 ft. boom. If this purchase is approved, staff will then ask the board (at a future meeting) to approve the 2003 tractor and mower as surplus in order for it to be sold at an auction. There currently is suf cient funding within the Road Maintenance budget to fund this purchase. Staff would recommend approve the purchase of one John Deere Tractor with a 25 ft. extended arm mower from Everglades Farm Equipment, Inc. in the amount of $119,442 from the Florida Sheriff's Association bid. Commissioners will consider a request from property owner Satish Ramcharan o f Lake Worth for a reduction of a code enforcement lien. According to the staff report, Mr. Ramcharan was unaware of the code enforcement lien when he acquired the Northeast 14th Avenue property at a tax sale. The ne, which accrued during a span of 1,576 days totals $39,400. The propert y was cited for a derelict structure and the ne was levied at a rate of $25 a day. Mr. Ramcharan paid $1,500 for the property which the Okeechobee County Property Appraiser valued at $2,469. Mr. Ramcharan cleaned up the property, spending another $5,500 to remove the derelict structure, remove debris and clean up the overgrown vegetation. When the case came before Code Enforcement Special Magistrate Deborah M. Hooker on June 18, the magistrate recommended reducing the ne to $496.25. Health insurance, county budget on meeting agenda If you go...WHAT: Meeting of the Okeechobee County Board of Commissioners WHEN: Thursday, July 11, 9 a.m. WHERE: Historic Okeechobee County Courthouse, 304 N.W. Second St. WATCH ONLINE: www. co.okeechobee. .us Today: Partly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm and a chance of rain in the afternoon. High of 86F. Winds from the East at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 50% with rainfall amounts near 0.2 in. possible. Tonight: Overcast with a chance of a thunderstorm and a chance of rain in the evening, then partly cloudy. Fog overnight. Low of 72F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 30%.Extended ForecastThursday: Partly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm and a chance of rain. High of 88F. Winds from the SE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 50% with rainfall amounts near 0.3 in. possible. Thursday Night: Partly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm and rain. Fog overnight. Low of 70F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 20% with rainfall amounts near 0.2 in. possible. Okeechobee Forecast Chirstina Morse Donate blood in JulyWhile 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 11 SFWMD Field Of ce, Hwy 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. Saturday, July 27 Wal Mart, 11 a.m. 4 p.m.

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Skip the Now the coupons for products you need are just a click away! Sign up for Publix Digital Coupons on your mobile device or home computer. And start saving today the easy way.Scan the code on your mobile device using your QR code scanner. Or visit publix.com/coupons for details and to register! 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 We love you & miss youJulie FrancisPlease come back to us. Mom and Pop 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 10, 2013 Local officials are warning area businesses that a company soliciting money for their advertisement on city maps, magnets, stickers and bags are trying to perpetrate a scam. An official with the Chamber of Commerce said the chamber is not currently working on any such projects. According to Mariah Parriott, Liberty Marketing is the only company that the chamber contracts with for maps. Ms. Parriott explained that Liberty would not be soliciting advertisements for the maps—only the chamber would do that. And, the chamber isn’t currently doing the maps. In a July 2 email to members of the Chamber of Commerce and Okeechobee Main Street, Ms. Parriott explained, “Due to the fact that I have gotten several calls from local businesses asking i f we are working with different Marketing Companies, I thought I should address this. The Chamber of Commerce is not currently or previously having anything printed or having magnets, bags, maps, stickers or anything else made. If we ever start doing anything of the sort it will be Antoinette or myself contacting you.” Chamber of commerce warns of marketing scams Special to the Okeechobee News A Child’s World celebrates July 4thThe staff and children at A Child’s World enjoyed July 4th-themed activities last week. The children participated in activities like ag relay, face painting, and decorating pretzels red, white and blue. To conclude this week long celebration, the children dressed up in red, white and blue.

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Fourth of July I would like to compliment the Fraternal Order of Police and others who sponsored t he Fourth of July celebration at Okee-Tantie. It was a fun family event and a beautiful rew orks show. It was nice to have reworks in Okeechobee again. I hope they make it an annual event and involve even more community organizations.  The only complaint I heard from anyone was that it took 40 minutes to get out of the parking lot when the show was over. T here were hundreds if not thousands of c ars all trying to get onto S.R. 78, with trafc pouring onto the road from Okee-Tantie and from the Scott Driver boat ramp parking lot. They did a good job at directing traf c from what I could tell, but there were just s o many people all trying to leave at once. T he only suggestion I can think of is to plan s omething else for people to do after the reworks so that everyone is not trying to leave at the same time.  I’ve never seen so many Okeechobee people in one place, except maybe a Friday night football game. If attendance was a measure of success, this event was a succ ess. The FOP did a great job. Traf c was an issue. One entrance/one exit. At least at the A gri-Civic Center there are two exits. Maybe t hey should think about moving it there. I don’t know that we’ll go back next year, knowing that we will sit in traf c like that again.  We loved the whole experience. Thank y ou to the sponsors!  It was very nice and affordable and t he kids had a blast. Just leaving was not so good. We sat in one spot for 45 minutes.  Love everything except the exit from t he parking. We sat for the better part of an hour without budging. Outside of the lack of planning in that area, everything was great. Kudos to the FOP.  We loved watching the reworks over t he lake.  The turnout was great but there wasn’t much for the adults. Maybe add something for next year?  I am so glad the community has a Fourth of July celebration again. It proved there are a lot of people still in town in July who will turn out for events. The little kids were having fun. How about next year adding more events for the teenagers and adults? Maybe raft races? Bed races? Lawn mower races? Karaoke contest? Barbecue contest? Have an outdoor dance after the reworks? In 2014, July 4 will be on a Friday and in 2015 it will be on a Saturday. Events could run later without most people having to worry about going to work the next morning.  I was pleased to see the crowds at the Fourth of July event. But I was disappointed to see some people brought their dogs, and I hope those folks left before the reworks. Loud reworks are not fun for dogs. Their hearing is very sensitive. The loud noises can be very stressful and upsetting to them. If you go to watch reworks, leave the dogs safely at home. Also, it is never a good idea to take dogs to areas near water in Florida. If a dog gets loose and runs close to the water, that can be extremely tempting for an alligator. Dogs are alligators’ favorite food.  What we used to do at those events is to just stay parked until most of the crowd had left.  The Zambellis have always provided ’Chobee with an excellent show in the past at the “Fall Blast” and it was great watching them from the water on the boat. Props to the FOP for pulling off a great event!  We honor our soldiers by canceling reworks at military bases and closing swimming pools at military bases due to budget cuts as the POTUS spends $100 million $$ to y to Africa. Happy Birthday America.  I was surprised to see how many people turned out for the Fourth of July festivities. This is something that could grow. We just need to do something about the traf c problems when people are leaving. There is a year for planning before the next Fourth of July. Lots of time to work on ways to improve the event and get more people involved.Okee-Tantie It is a shame that the county is not doing more with Okee-Tantie. How about using some of that capital outlay money to x that place up so it could turn back into a money maker again? Graduation party a successThe Kiwanis and Rotary Clubs of Okeechobee would like to extend our most sincere gratitude to the community for the amazing support in presenting the 25th Annual Non-Alcohol Grad Nite Party. First and foremost, this year’s event could not have taken place without the nancial support of the Children’s Services Council of Okeechobee. The Grad Nite Party received a generous grant from the Children’s Services Council of Okeechobee that afforded the annual celebration to continue, despite some challenging circumstances this year. Thank you Children’s Services Council of Okeechobee. We would also like to thank The Okeechobee Educational Foundation for their kind assistance in processing the donations and expenses associated with the Grad Nite Party. This year’s Grad Nite celebration was different for several reasons. The location of the Grad Nite Party was changed. This year it was held at the KOA Convention Center, rather than the bowling alley. One change that no one expected while planning the event was the change in dates! The actual graduation ceremony was rescheduled from a Thursday evening to a Friday evening due to the potential of severe weather. The Grad Nite Committee rolled with the change. Thankfully all of the restaurant and food vendors were able to accommodate the postponement as well. The change in location allowed for many more activities and games for the graduates and their guests including: Minute to Win it, Fear Factor, a photo booth, cornhole and pool competitions and much more. The event had a great turnout and once again, Okeechobee was fortunate enough not to have any accidents or fatalities associated with Graduation Night! So many individuals, groups and businesses helped to make this safe celebration remain a tradition in our community. Please accept our apologies if we have inadvertently omitted anyone. Also, If you know or visit the following businesses please let them know you appreciate their support of the Non Alcohol Grad Nite Party: Arby’s, Beef O’Brady’s, Burger King, CJ’s Wholesale, Cowboys, Domino’s, Golden Coral, Hungry Howie’s, Lunkers McDonalds 441 South, Meat Shoppe, Pizza Heaven, Taco Bell, Wendy’s, Winn Dixie, Zippy’s, Harvest of Hope, Nunez Lawn, Santa Fe Restaurant, 5th Street Pharmacy, American Legion, Joni & Tony Ard, Berger Real Estate, Big Lake Eye Care, Buckhead Ridge Homeowners’ Assoc., Cathleen Blair, Breakthrough Recovery Services, Chester Bricko, Bruce Homer Insurance, Jerry and Carol Bryant, Maureen Burroughs, Gay Carlton, CenterState Bank, Century Link, Charles McArthur Foundation, Close Construction, Church of Our Savior, George and Mary Beth Cooper, Costopoulos & Helton, Michelle Creegan, Stella Cross, CVS, Publix, Walmart, Domer’s, Inc., Don’s Appliances, Faith Farm Ministries, First United Methodist Church, Doctors Manuel and Trinidad Garcia, Fred George, Gilbert Chevrolet, Mr. and Mrs. Greeson, Emily Gregory, State Farm Insurance, Hazelief & Prevatt, Joey and Dawn Hoover, Mar y Hurley, ICS Computers, J & J Auto, J & E Insurance, Elaine and Tom Jackamore, Dr. James Tenniswood, Dr. Letcher, Kahootz Draft House, Donald Kelly, Ken and Johanna Kenworthy, Gary and Lonnie Kirsch, KOA, Lake Okeechobee Airboat Association, Lake Okeechobee Title, Larson Dairy, Lehman’s Auto Body, Law Of ces of Cassels & McCall, Mixon Real Estate Group, Jerry O’Bannon, Okeechobee Auxiliary 4137Eagles, Okeechobee Chapter DAR, Okeechobe e County Sheriff’s Auxiliary, Okeechobee High School, Okeechobee Youth Livestock Show, Inc., Okeechobee Masonic Lodge, Okeechobe e Police, Okeechobee Police Auxiliary, Osceol a Hunts, Bob and Kelly Owens, Pearce Ranch, Lowell and Marilyn Pritchard, Pritchards & Associates, Quality A/C, Raulerson Hospital, Earl and Phoebe Raulerson, India Riedel, Roadsid e Nursery, SunTrust Bank, Thrivent Members and Peace Lutheran Church, Seminole Tribe of Florida, Syfrett Feed, Home Depot, Edith Varnadore, Walgreens, Keith and Paige Walpole, Toni & Bill Wiersma, D.C. and Jacquelan Williams, and Williamson Cattle Company, Harbor Community Bank, Eli’s Western Wear, Main Street Salon, Hair Cuttery, Maximum Tanning, Dowling Watford, Children’s Home Society, Waste Management & Okeechobee Land ll, Inc., Brown Co w Sweetery, Brennan Eye Care, Vicki Lamberti, and Karen Humphrey. The Kiwanis Club and Rotary Club o f Okeechobee welcome volunteers for nex t year’s event. If you are interested in helping coordinate or volunteering at next year’s Grad Nit e Party, call 863-824-2702. Respectfully, J.D. MixonKiwanis Club President Jim BentonRotary Club President July 10, 2013 4 Okeechobee News OPINION Public Forum/Speak Out Letter to the editor Speak Out has moved online, where i t is quicker and easier to share your i deas and converse with others. Go to w ww.newszap.com, click on the comm unity name and your local or state P ublic Forum. There, you can create n ew topics or comment on existing t opics. What follows is a sam pling of s ome of the discussions currently taki ng place. Thanks for participating! Grad Nite at the KOA Convention Center.

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 5 Okeechobee News July 10, 2013 It’s more likely that Emley will face life in prison if convicted. Emley’s next court date is July 24 when he will go in front of Circuit Court Judge Sherwood Bauer at his arraignment hearing, added the prosecutor. According to Detective Gonzalez, Emley sold $100 worth of heroin in May of this year to the local man. After making the purchase, the man then drove to the convenience store where he got out of his car and went into the bathroom. When customers started complaining about the bathroom being tied up, a store clerk used a paper clip to unlock the bathroom door and found the young man slumped over the toilet. The clerk then called out to OCSO Detention Deputy Roy Bass, who was a customer in the store at the time, and he started performing cardio pulmonary resuscitation (CPR) on the unconscious man. Detective Gonzalez said the man had no vital signs but Deputy Bass continued performing CPR until paramedics from Okeechobee County Fire/Rescue arrived at 6:06 p.m. The paramedics continued with the CPR, but pronounced him dead at 6:13 p.m. The detective went on to state that OCSO Crime Scene Technician Jackie Moore was called in to work the crime scene. She reportedly found ve small plastic baggies oating in the toilet, a syringe, a spoon and a black nylon belt. The belt was apparently used by the decedent to wrap around his arm prior to injecting the heroin, pointed out the detective. Detective Gonzalez said the syringe and spoon have been sent to the Indian River Crime Laboratory in Fort Pierce and he is awaiting lab results. As for the bags found in the toilet, the detective said they were open so whatever had been in them was now gone. At the time the detective arrested Emley on these charges, the man was already being held on bond in the Okeechobee County Jail following his arrest by the Okeechobee Narcotics Task Force. Task force detectives on June 12 arrested Emley on felony charges of sale of heroin and possession of heroin with intent to sell. Emley, stated a task force report, was arrested for selling heroin to a con dential source during an undercover drug operation. Once that transaction had been completed, the con dential source turned the suspected heroin over to the task force. A eld test on that substance was done and it indicated a positive result for the presence of heroin, added the arrest report. MURDERContinued From Page 1 Opening and preserving the public’s access to Fisheating creek was her mission. I know she was smiling on Friday.” Save Our Creeks board member Paula House said the state’s plan was “a hamsted attempt to eradicate Fisheating Creek through Cowbone Marsh in order to further industrialization and water storage plans fav ored by Florida State Audubon (not a part of the National Audubon Society) and agrigiant Lykes Brothers.” Ms. House said these interests support altering the natural environment as an alternative to effectively restoring and preserving the Everglades. “With Fisheating Creek gone, the coup w ould be complete,” Ms. House said. “Lands belonging to the people of the State of Florida, such as Fisheating Creek, must be managed to preserve their natural conditions, allow for the propagation of sh and w ildlife and traditional recreational uses such as shing, boating and swimming. The state’s plan was found to be directly contrary to these requirements.” The back lling plan would have cost the taxpayers approximately $3 million.Creek has history of lawsuitsLykes Brothers acquired the land around Fisheating Creek in the early 1900s. In the 1980s, Lykes Brothers closed public access to its land along the creek and obstructed access to the creek by boats. By 1989, Save Our Creeks challenged the Lykes Brothers authority to restrict public access. At issue was whether or not Fisheating Creek was considered a navigable waterw ay, in which case it was considered state property. A landmark 1998 state court decision ruled the stream navigable. The case was appealed and in 1999, a settlement was reached. As part of the settlement, the state purchased approximately 18,000 acres along the stream, which became the Fisheating Creek Wildlife Management Area. The state also bought a conservation easement on more than 41,000 acres of Lykes Brothers land (known as the Fisheating Creek Expanded Corridor) and agreed to maintain a navigation channel in Fisheating Creek from Lake Okeechobee to Palmdale. This agreement calls for aquatic weed control and removal as well as removal of fallen logs and obstructions. It does not authorize dredging. Over the years, the Fisheating Creek channel within Cowbone Marsh had lled in with vegetation. After the FWC acquired the property, they hired a contractor to spray and then cut through the vegetation with a mechanical machine known as a “cookiecutter.” According to court documents, a cookiecutter has two cutting wheels at the front of the vessel to shred and side cast vegetation. The cutting wheels also act as propellers to propel the cookie cutter forward. In July 2010, before the work was completed, the Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District’s Regulatory Division issued a cease and desist order, claiming that the “cookie cutter” was not just cutting vegetation but had actually dug up part of the creek bed and had created a large channel resulting in increased water ow out of Cowbone Marsh, draining much of its 2,500 acres. The matter was referred to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Under the Clean Water Act, the corps regulates the discharge of many wetlands such as Cowbone Marsh. According to court documents, before the cookie-cutter project, the navigable channel of the waterway was “one to two feet deep.” In 2011, EPA ordered interim corrective action in an attempt to repair the damage. The state put in check dams and weirs to slow the ow of water while keeping the creek open to navigation. When this was deemed ineffective, the FWC proposed to re ll the cut, using clean sand as ll. In June 2012, FWC applied for a “minor modi cation” to the existing permits, seeking to back ll the area where the cookie-cutter cut a channel with approximately 27,000 cubic yards of sand. On Oct. 2, 2012, Earthjustice, which represents Save Our Creeks and the Environmental Confederation of Southwest Florida, challenged the permit change, stating that the proposed ll would block that part of the waterway completely. Last week, the judge found in favor of the petitioners, Save or Creek and the Environmental Confederation of Southwest Florida.. While the judge pointed out that the current depth of some areas is unnatural, due to the cookie-cutter work, he stated that the proposed back lling would not restore the natural depths and would not maintain the navigability of the creek. “Lykes Brothers has been using its political heft for years to try to keep the public from boating and shing on the creek, and today we won,” said Earthjustice attorney Alisa Coe on July 5. “The plan to ll a 2-mile section of a stream with sand was just nuts. Florida boaters and sportsmen should not have to deal with the state trying to block them from the public waters we all have a right to use.” Fisheating Creek is a tributary of Lake Okeechobee, accounting for approximately 9 percent of the water entering the lake. Editor’s note: Some information for this article came from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District web site, and press releases from Save Our Creeks and Earthjustice. The judge’s complete ruling is online at http://www.doah.state. .us/ ROS/2012/12003427.pdf. CREEKContinued From Page 1 The following individuals were arrested on felony or driving under the in uence (DUI) charges by the Okeechobee County Sheriff's Of ce (OCSO), the Okeechobee City Police Department (OCPD), the Florida Highway Patrol (FHP), the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) or the Department of Corrections (DOC).  Robert Lee Harris, 54, N.W. 12th St., Okeechobee, was arrested July 3 by Deputy Heath Hughes on a felony charge of grand theft-auto. His bond was set at $2,500.  Bryan Eric Fabian Adams, 30, N.W. Eighth St., Okeechobee, was arrested July 4 by Deputy Leland Schoonmaker on a felony charge of criminal mischief. His bond was set at $2,500.  Casey Bernard Bonneau, 41, N.W. Fifth St., Okeechobee, was arrested July 5 by Ofcer Charles Green on felony charges of burglary with an assault or battery and felony battery. His bond was set at $22,500.  Vanessa Marie Bryant, 43, N.W. 83rd Court, Okeechobee, was arrested July 5 by Deputy Jose Garduno on a DOC warrant charging her with the felony of violation of probation grand theft. She is being held without bond.  Joseph Earl Dudwoire, 37, Sixth St., Okeechobee, was arrested July 8 by Deputy Megan Holroyd on a felony charge of child abuse and a misdemeanor charge of domestic battery. His bond on the battery charge was set at $500, and he was released on his own recognizance on the child abuse charge.  Leona Mary Dudwoire, 57, U.S. 441 S.E., Okeechobee, was arrested July 8 by Deputy Megan Holroyd on a felony charge of child abuse and a misdemeanor charge of domestic battery. Her bond on the battery charge was set at $500, and she was released on her own recognizance on the child abuse charge.  Vasilios Kostantinos Rallis, 33, N.W. 34th Ave., Okeechobee, was arrested July 8 by Deputy Nathaniel Mitchell on an Okeechobee County warrant charging him with the felonies of burglary of a dwelling with damage over $1,000 and petit theft. His bond was set at $85,000.  Javier Alvarado Esquivel, 68, N.W. Seventh St., Okeechobee, was arrested July 8 b y Deputy Nathaniel Mitchell on an Okeechobee County warrant charging him with the felonies of armed trespass on property (two counts). His bond was set at $50,000.  Cory Blake Pethybridge, 24, S.E. Fourth St., Okeechobee, was arrested July 8 b y Deputy Nathaniel Mitchell on an Okeechobee County warrant charging him with the felony of dealing in stolen property. His bond was set at $5,000.  Ramona Roberta Baker, 37, Red Barn Road N.E., Okeechobee, was arrested July 8 by Deputy Nathaniel Mitchell on an Okeechobee County warrant charging her with the felony of aggravated child abuse and the misdemeanor of contributing to the delinquency of a child. Her bond was set at $20,500.  Deena Jean Williams, 28, N.W. 354th Court, Okeechobee, was arrested July 8 b y the FHP on misdemeanor charges of driving under the in uence and refusal to submit to a DUI test. Her bond was set at $1,000.  Taylor Lewis Jones, 24, S.E. 80th Ave., Okeechobee, was arrested July 9 by Deput y Heath Hughes on felony charges of burglar y and grand theft. His bond was set at $3,500. This column lists arrests and not convictions, unless otherwise stated. Anyone listed here who is later found innocent o r has had the charges against them droppe d is welcome to inform this newspaper. The information will be con rmed and printed. Arrest Report “The back lling plan calls for a nished grade of plus or minus 6 inches above the adjacent marsh. A nal grade of 0 to plus 6 inches would essentially eliminate Fisheating Creek.”Judge Bram Canter Division of Administrative Hearings

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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 July 17, July 24, July 31, Aug. 7 and Aug. 14 at 5:30 p.m.Elks Lodge #2871 to meetElks Lodge #2871 will be meeting July 11 at 7 p.m. at the VFW S. in Treasurer Island. This will be the only meeting in July.Eagles North to host dinnerOn Friday, July 12 the Eagles North, 9985 U.S. 441 N., will have steak or cat sh dinners from 5:30 until 9 p.m. On Saturday, July 13, card bingo starts at 5:30 p.m. On Tuesday, July 16, bingo is at 1 p.m. On Wednesday, July 17, bingo is at 5:30 p.m. Proceeds go to the FOE 4137 community bene t fund.Moose club hosting yard sale On Saturday, July 13 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. there will be lots of kids stuff, household items, etc. The yard sale is located at 159 N.W. 36th St. under the trees. It will be held inside the main hall in case of rain. Coffee and water will be available. Bingo us every Thursday at 1 p.m. Lunch us at 12:30 p.m. On Friday, July 12, there will be bingo. The bonanza starts at 6:30 p.m. Food is available. On Sunday, July 14, there is a pool tournament at 2 p.m. Proceeds go to support Moose Charities programs.BRAT planning teen danceThe Okeechobee B.R.A.T. Club (Building Relationships Among Teens) will host a Teen Dance Party at the Okeechobee Freshman Campus, 610 S.W. Second Ave., on Saturday, July 13 from 7 to 10 p.m., for students ages 12-16. The cost is $7 and includes pizza, soda and chips. For information, contact Teresa Chandler at 863-801-4996.Legion offers Sunday bingoAmerican Legion Post #64 will once again host Sunday night bingo beginning Sunday, July 14, at 6:30 p.m. Doors open at 5 p.m. in the bingo area. The kitchen will offer a limited menu. Payoffs will be determined by player attendance. All proceeds to bene t the American Legion veterans' programs. The event is open to the public. The American Legion now has free WIFI for its lounge and dinning room patrons.Republican Party to meetU.S. Congressman Tom Rooney will be the speaker on July 15 at the Republican Party of Okeechobee meeting at Beef O'Brady's at 7 p.m. For information, call 863-532-9623.Business breakfast plannedThe Christian Business Breakfast meeting will be held Monday, July 15 at the Hampton Inn, at 8 a.m. If you want breakfast it's only $5 and/or you can come enjoy the Bible study for free. Come share your business and/or ministry and/or Club or group and learn from Brandon Tucker who shares a Bible study each time. Anyone is welcome to come and enjoy the time together. For information, call 863-634-3525.Chamber hosting luncheonThe Chamber of Commerce will host their summer Business Exchange Luncheon on Tuesday, July 16 at the IRSC Williamson Center beginning at 11:45 a.m. The featured speaker will be a representative from Florida Public Utilities. Additionally, the chamber will be introducing new executive director Antoinette Rodriguez. The business spotlight will be New Members Cobble Systems. Please register by signing in to your personal member page via the Chamber website or for non-members please search "Business exchange Luncheon" on the calendar and proceed to register. For information, contact Mariah at 863-467-6246; or, go to info@ okeechobeebusiness.com.Collaborative Council to meetThe next meeting of the Community Collaborative Council, a part of the Shared Services Network of Okeechobee, will be Tuesday, July 23 at 10 a.m. in the board room of the School Board Of ce. Please bring backto-school items for needy and foster children to the July meeting.YMCA Art Auction is July 25The second annual Okeechobee YMCA Children's Art Auction will be held Thursday, July 25 at 6 p.m. at the Okeechobee Y, 901 S.W. Sixth St. (Sacred Heart Church, back pavilion). 2 May 27, 2010 Obituaries should be submitted to t he Okeechobee News by e-mailing o bits@newszap.com. Customers may also r equest photos and links to online guest b ooks. A link to the obituaries is available at w ww.newszap.com.Betty J. Massey, 87OKEECHOBEE Betty J. Massey died Monday, J uly 8, 2013, at the Okeechobee Health Care Facility. She was born in Los Angeles, Calif., spent most of her adult life in Evansv ille, Ind. and retired to Okeechobee 30 y ears ago. Betty loved to sew, read and listen to jazz. She w as a former acrobat performing with her late husband, Ollie Heerdink in the circus. Betty was preceded in death by her husband, A lbert Massey; brother, Richard Tilton; step-son, Bob Massey; step-daughter, Linda Sherrill; and her parents, Richard V. Tilton and Helen Owens. Survivors include her son, Michael (Bettye) Heerdink of California; daughter, Kim (Nick) Hopkins of Okeechobee; grandchildren, Julian (Paige), Jessica (Ryan), Jeremy (Shelina); greatgrandchildren, Gabriel, Elena; grand-dog, Lady Bird; and four step-grandchildren. Visitation will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, July 12, 2013 at Buxton-Seawinds Funeral Home, followed by services at 11 am. In lieu of owers, friends may make a memorial donation in Betty's name to Hospice of Okeechobee, PO Box 1548, Okeechobee, FL 34973. Condolences may be sent online at www.buxtonseawinds.com. Arrangements are under the care and direction of Matthew and Paul Buxton of Buxton-Seawinds Funeral Home, 3833 SE 18th Terrace, Okeechobee, Fla. John ‘Jerry’ Cecil Rhymes, 72OKEECHOBEE John "Jerry" Cecil Rhymes passed away July 5, 2013 at his home. He was born to Lee and Evelyn Rhymes on Feb. 1, 1941 in Sebring, Fla. and came to Okeechobee shortly after. He was of the Baptist faith. John was preceded in death by his father, Lee Rhymes; and his two sisters, Janet Hall and Karen Blass. He is survived by his loving wife of 38 years, Sandy Rhymes of Okeechobee; his mother, Evelyn Rhymes of Pahokee; two sons, Jeremy Rhymes (Jennifer) of Okeechobee and John Riddle of Georgia; his daughter, Jennifer Bell (Howard) of Ocala; seven grandchildren; four sisters, Shirley Dooley (James) of Arcadia, Fla., Linda Kirchman (Ron) of Stuart, Fla., Sandra Pelham of Clewiston, Fla., and Susan Lassiter of Loxahatchee, Fla.; and a host of nieces and nephews. A gathering of family and friends will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Monday, July 8, 2013 with a celebration of life service beginning at 2 p.m. Those wishing to leave a message of condolence may sign the online register book at, w ww.OkeechobeeFuneralHome.com All arrangements are entrusted to the care of Buxton & Bass Okeechobee Funeral Home, 400 North Parrott Avenue, Okeechobee Florida 34972.Linda Lou Skinner Bruner, 68OKEECHOBEE Linda Lou Skinner Bruner passed away July 8, 2013. She was born Sept. 17, 1944 in Miami, Fla. to James and Lois Skinner. She worked for the Palm Beach Post for 20 years. She came to Okeechobee from West Palm Beach in the early 1990s. She was of the Christian faith and loved to camp, sh, care for her dogs and cook. Mrs. Bruner was preceded in death by her husband of 27 years, Jimmie O. Bruner; granddaughter, Stephanie J. Bruner; and brother, Micheal J. Skinner. She is survived by three daughters, Sandy Maxwell of West Palm Beach, Sherry Floyd (Paul Atkinson) of Indiantown and Donna Holder of Trenton; three sons, John Monroe Floyd (Jamie Lynn Hall), Steve O. Bruner (Cathy) and James Bruner (Pam) all of Okeechobee; and many loving grandchildren and great grandchildren. Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday, July 12, 2013 at Callaway Cemetery in Panama City. Memorial contributions may be made to National Kidney Foundation, Finance Department, 30 East 33rd St., New York, NY 10016 or the Okeechobee Humane Society. Those wishing to leave a message of condolence may sign the online register book at, www.OkeechobeeFuneralHome.com All arrangements are entrusted to the care of Buxton & Bass Okeechobee Funeral Home, 400 North Parrott Avenue, Okeechobee Florida 34972. 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., Laura (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 Matthew and Paul Buxton of Buxton-Seawinds Funeral Home, 3833 SE 18th Terr., Okeechobee, Fla. Obituaries 6 Okeechobee News July 10, 2013 Community Events Brought to you by:“Your Air Conditioning and Plumbing Specialist”863.763.6461Lic#CAC1817236

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By Eric KoppOkeechobee News An Okeechobee man is allegedly out of over 6 pounds of marijuana as well as more than $15,000 in cash that were both seized w hen a search warrant was served on his Four Seasons homes last week. Edward Eugene Hamilton, 56, Northeast Ninth Lane, surrendered to authorities Monday, July 8, and was arrested on local warrants that charged him with the felonies of possession of marijuana with intent to sell and possession of marijuana over 20 grams. He was also charged with the misdemeanor of possession of drug paraphernalia. Hamilton was booked into the Okeechobee County Jail under a bond of $77,500. J ail records Tuesday indicated he had been released on bond. Hamilton’s wife, Mary, was arrested at the home on Tuesday, July 2, after detectives from the Okeechobee Narcotics Task Force executed a search warrant on the couple’s home and outbuildings at 6:10 a.m. During that search the detectives reportedly found 6.65 pounds of suspected pot in a shed outside the home. The suspected pot, continued a task force detective, was still packaged and in brick form. Detectives also found nine bundles of cash, as well as some loose cash, in the shed that totaled $15,135. That money will be kept and put into a law enforcement trust fund, added a detective. While searching the shed, the detectives allegedly found even more evidence of marijuana sales. “Lying on the oor of the shed was a cardboard box with 18 empty packages, which were the same type of packaging as the ve bricks,” stated a detective assigned to the unit. “This leads me to believe 18 separate packages of marijuana, weighing over 1 pound each, had been sold prior to the search warrant being served.” All of the suspected marijuana was eld tested and indicated a positive result for the presence of marijuana, stated an arrest report. When that search was completed, Mary Hamilton was arrested and taken to the county jail where her bond was set at $11,000. She has been released on bond. Also arrested in the home was Ronald Lamberson, 38. He was charged with one misdemeanor count of possession of marijuana under 20 grams. He chose to enter a plea at his rst appearance hearing and was found guilty. Lamberson was arrested when task force members found a number of suspected marijuana ‘roaches’ in the garage where he had been living. The cigarettes were eld tested and indicated a positive result for the presence of marijuana. The suspected pot weighed .2 grams, stated his arrest report. According to the task force detectives, several malnourished animals were also found at the home that were later seized b y Okeechobee Animal Control. Edward Hamilton was not in the home when the warrant was executed. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 (561) 747-1232 Improve your appearance, your confidence, and your self esteem. Enhance your breast, flatten your tummy or shed unwanted fat. Let us help you look and feel your very best!€ Tummy Tuck € Breast Augmentation € Breast Lift/Reduction € Endoscopic Brow Lift € Face Lift € Nasal Surgery € Eyelid Surgery € Liposculpture € Botox and Fillers 7 Okeechobee News July 10, 2013 By Eric KoppOkeechobee News An Okeechobee man has been arrested for his alleged part in thefts from a home in the northern part of the county in which items totalling $37,220 were taken. Cory Blake Pethybridge, 24, S.E. Fourth St., was arrested July 2 on felony charges of burglary of an unoccupied structure, grand theft (two counts) and defrauding a second-hand metal recycler. His bond on those charges has been set at $30,000. Deputy Robbie Lamb, of the Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Of ce (OCSO), didn’t have to go far to arrest Pethybridge because he was already being held in the Okeechobee Count Jail on a grand theft charge that is unrelated to this case. According to the deputy’s arrest report the man’s most recent felony charges stem from the April 27 burglary of a home in which a large number of tools, tractor batteries and equipment were stolen. The owner of the items was working out of town at the time and the interloper(s) apparently cut the lock from a gate to gain entrance onto the property, added the deputy. Deputy Lamb indicated whomever entered the property took a tool box valued at $3,000, as well as assorted wrenches and sockets that were valued at $8,000—among numerous other items. The deputy stated that he went to a local metal recycler where he learned Pethybridge had sold a stainless steel fertilizer spreader on axles, as well as a trailer and a cutting torch. The spreader, stated the report, was valued at $20,000. The other items had a total value of $2,400. Records at the recycling center indicated Pethybridge was paid $300 for the spreader, stated the report. Deputy Lamb went on to add that the manager of the recycling center held the spreader at the facility because it was “... in very good condition,” and he had concerns “... it may had been stolen.” The OCSO deputy went on to indicate in his report that this case is still under investigation. Deputy: Man scrapped $20,000 spreader for $300 Hamilton surrenders; is arrested on pot charges Edward Hamilton By Eric KoppOkeechobee News A woman was reportedly strangled, bitten and struck about the head and body by her boyfriend who then ran from her home w hen she called the sheriff’s of ce for help. Leonel Ruiz, 21, Southw est Second St., Okeechobee, was located later Sunday, July 7, and arrested on felony charges of domestic battery by strangulation and aggravated battery w ith a deadly weapon. Ruiz was booked into the Okeechobee County Jail on $15,000 bond. An arrest report by Deputy Max Waldron, of the Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Of ce (OCSO), stated the woman and Ruiz became embroiled in a verbal altercation Sunday morning. That argument turned physical when the victim saw Ruiz using her cell phone to watch videos, then asked him to return her phone. Ruiz allegedly became angry and placed both hands around her neck and strangled her to the point “... she started to shake like she was having a seizure,” stated the report. At that point Ruiz formed a st around the cell phone and struck her in the forehead, then started strangling her again, Deputy Waldron added. According to the deputy’s report Ruiz struck the woman several more times about her person and even bit her. When she was able to get her phone back, she told the man she was calling the sheriff’s of ce and Ruiz ran out the back door of her home. He didn’t go far, however, as he apparently ran to a woman’s home next door and asked her for a ride out of the area “... because he didn’t want to go back to jail,” pointed out the deputy’s report. When the victim walked out of her home crying, Ruiz reportedly ed the area on foot. Ruiz was later arrested by OCSO Deputy Jose Garduno. Deputy Waldron stated the woman had “ ... a large egg-shaped welt on her forehead where she was hit with the phone. She also had redness around her right eye and multiple bruises on her legs.” The deputy went on to state in his report that this is not the rst time Ruiz has been arrested for battering the woman. However, added Deputy Waldron, the victim did not show up for court proceedings so the charges were dropped. Man charged with strangling woman Leonel Ruiz Cory Blake Pethybridge

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John James will be sharing a message from God’s Word on July 10 at 6:30 p.m. For more information, call 863-763-8945.Believers Fellowship Church 300 S.W. 6th Ave (behind the ROC) will host V acation Bible School July 15 to 19 from 6 to 8 p.m. All kids ages from 3 and up are invited to attend. For more information call 863-6340515.New Testament Baptist Church 535 N.E. 28th Ave (Across form the Y drive thru) invites you and your family to visit the church on July 14 at 10:30 a.m. A fter Sunday morning service, stay for “Dinner on the Grounds” with all the xings. Jesus Holy Ghost Crusade Church 1401 N.E. Park Street building fund yard sale w ill 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 863-643-9194. Kingdom Rock Vacation Bible School An Epic Adventure Awaits at the Seventh-day Adventist Church at 412 N.W. 6th St., this week through July 12. VBS starts daily at 6 p.m. and ends at 8:30 p.m. Ages 3-12 welcome. Please come and bring a friend! For information, call 863-801-4651. First Baptist Church of Okeechobee ’s Vacation Bible SchoolColossal Coaster World is this week through July 12 from 8:30 a.m. to noon. VBS is for kids going into Kindergarten through 5th grade. For more info: 863-7632171, 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 to 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. First Friday movie night at Life Community Church will resume Aug. 2. 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. Treasure Island Baptist is a friendly family of God’s church, shining in the love of Jesus. Come worship with us. Call 863-5328976 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, dobro, and harmonica—come and enjoy! Jesus Holy Ghost Crusade is asking for the community to help if you have an y clothes, shoes, baby stuff, house hold stuf f any thing you all can donate that they can sell to help with building funds. All proceeds will go to the soup kitchen and church. An y donations please call 863-634-9294 for Emmaline or Crystal at 863-612-6395. Items can be picked up. Peace Lutheran Church 750 N.W. 23rd Lane, has two worship services each Sunday, one at 8 a.m. and one at 10:30 a.m. Everyone is welcome to come hear God’s message of love and forgiveness for all people through Jesus Christ. Web site is www. peace-okee.org. Church of God of Prophecy has an Open Arms Ministry, at 102 N.W. 10th Street. The Hurting Women’s Ministry meets on the second and fourth Friday of each month at 7 p.m. This is a ministry for women of all ages who are going through or have been through crisis in their lives. For more information, please call 863-254-8304. The First United Methodist Church Library would like to invite everyone to visit their Lending Library, Room 20, at 200 N.E. Second St., in Okeechobee. All are welcome to complete an application, no charge, to take advantage of wholesome reading. 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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 ORRECEIVE UP TO $2,500 in rebates* and tax credits**with the purchase of a qualifying Lennox Home Comfort System.Special Financing Available* 208 SW 5th Avenue, Okeechobee, FL 34974 THIS SOLUTION IS NOTHING TO SNEEZE AT.DUST, MOLDAND POLLENMAKING YOUUNCOMFORTABLE? *Offer is valid only with the purchase of qualifying Lennox products. System rebate offers range from $300 $2,000. See dealer for details. **Visit www.energystar.gov for more information on the tax credit guidelines. 2013 Lennox Industries Inc. 11 Okeechobee News July 10, 2013 Special to the Okeechobee News At a recent presentation in its Miami of ces, Publix Super Market Charities presented Helping People Succeed President/CEO Suzy Hutcheson with a check for $15,000 to be used for the non-pro t organization's programs and services. A long-time supporter of Helping People Succeed, Publix Super Markets employs adults w ith disabilities through Helping People Succeed's Employment Options and supports its Infant/Toddler programs, Healthy Families and the annual calendar project. "Publix consistently demonstrates the depth of their caring about the communities they serve through their generous support, programs and the community service of their associates. Helping People Succeed is sincerely appreciative of their ongoing support," said Ms. Hutcheson. Helping People Succeed is a 501(c)3 nonpro t organization serving more than 3,500 families in Martin, St. Lucie, Okeechobee, and Indian River counties. Its programs and services deal with children and families, including its newly-expanded autism spectrum disorder after-school programs for middle school and elementary age students. Helping People Succeed will be celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2014. For contact information, call 772-320-0770 or www.hps .org. Publix gives support to Helping People Succeed Special to the Okeechobee NewsPresenting Publix’s recent donation of $15,000 to Helping People Succeed president/CEO Suzy Hutcheson are: standing from left, Denis Zegar, president/CEO, Food For All; Hutcheson; Bill Fauerbach, vice president, Publix Super Markets, Miami Division; and Gary Correll, director of merchandising, Publix Super Markets, Miami Division. Seated at left, is Richard Rhoads, regional director, Publix Super Markets, Miami Division and, at right, is Chuck White, regional director, Publix Super Markets, Miami Division. Special to the Okeechobee NewsYatchette Club helps Meals on Wheels(Above) Pat Diles, case management coordinator, with Ellen Whelpley of the Yatchette Club help unload the van. (Below) On July 8, the Okeechobee Yatchette Club visited Okeechobee Senior Services and donated food for home-delivered meals clients. Pictured here are Arnie and Ellen Whelpley in the kitchen.

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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 ServicesLooking for houses to clean. Can provide references call for pricing. 863-357-3557 Need a few more bucks to purchase something deer? Pick up some extra bucks when you sell your used items in the classifeids. Time to clean out the attic, basement and/or garage? Advertise your yard sale in the classifieds and make your clean up a breeze! Shop here first! The classified ads Special NoticeCamp Host Needed RV pad w/ deck, water, septic and electric hook-ups provided in exchange for weekly mowing, grounds maintenance, and visitor management Istokpoga Canal Boat Ramp Area halfway between Sebring and Okeechobee Call Jeff at 863.462.5260 Ext.3022 Employment Full Time Experienced Cook Needed F/T with benets Apply in person at 406 NW 4th St, Okeechobeefor institution cooking requiring food prepared with various textures. Following recipes exactly is a must. Schedule would be AM & PM shis. Weekend shis included.EOE & DFWPDrivers: $1,000 Sign-On Bonus! Great Pay! Consistent Freight, Great Miles on this Regional Account. Werner Enterprises: 1-888-567-4854 Lawn Maintenance worker needed. Must have valid and clean drivers license. To apply please call 863-697-6195 When you want something sold, advertise in the classifieds. Employment Full Time Employment Full Time 107 SW 17thNO PHONE CALLSMUST HAVE: Employment Full Time Employment Full Time Employment Full Time Employment Full TimeApplicator Needed Control oating, terrestrial and/or submerged vegetation. Techniques consist of mixing and calculating a variety of authorized herbicides and their application via airboat, atv, chemical spray truck, outboard motor boats and backpack sprayers. Operates and performs repairs on spray and safety equipment as required. Prepares and maintains reports. This job normally requires daily travel from the employee’s assigned station to work sites located within the station’s jurisdiction. Education/Experience Guide: High School Diploma or GED, 1 2 years experience in mixing and the application of herbicides and pesticides a plus. Licenses: Valid Drivers License. Must be able to get and maintain a valid restricted pesticide license, with aquatic and natural areas categories. Ability to obtain certi cation in CPR and First Aid Work Activities typically involve the following: Agility Basic Water Skills, Exposure to various water pollution contaminants, debris, Exposure to stinging/ biting insects, snakes, alligators, Exposure to gasses and/or fumes, Eye-hand-foot coordination, Full body and segmental vibration Hearing, Kneeling, Noise exposure, Prolonged standing, Public interaction, Pulling, Pushing, Recognize color differences, Specialized protective clothing, Vision, Working in on and around water. Applications being taken Tuesday July 16, 2013 from 7 am to 8am. at 3080 Cty Rd 721 Lakeport, Fl (863)533-8882 12 Okeechobee News July 10, 2013 READING A NEWSPAPER MAKES YOU A MORE INFORMED AND INTERESTING PERSON. No wonder newspaper readers are more popular! 2013-2014 School Information GuideFor advertising rates in this special section packed full of valuable, school-related information, contact a sales representative today!863.763.3134

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Employment Medical CNA, MA, OR LPN F/T with bene ts. Mon-Fri with occ Sat. Must be willing to travel. Busy Dermatology Of ce. Experienced Preferred Contact Brooke Danley @ Water’s Edge Dermatology 863-467-6767 or bdanley@wederm.com 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. ExcavationLESLIE SUMMERFORD EXCAVATING LLC. Call us for your excavation needs; land clearing ponds, hauling of ll dirt, shell, millings (when available) transportation of heavy equipment. Call Leslie for excavation needs. (863)763-9330 or (863)634-7659. Office Supplies/ EquipmentOf ce Furniture For Sale 4 large desk, 5 tables, ling cabinets and chairs. Call for prices 863-763-3752 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 Lawn & GardenCOMPOST for Organic Gardening and Farming Okeechobee Recycling Facility, enter at Waste Management, 10800 NE. 128th Avenue. Pickup or Delivered *Public Welcomed* Please call. (216)956-0949 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 450sq. ft Apartment Located on Rim Canal. Furnished, dock access for boat. $650 monthly, includes cable, internet & elec. Call 561-853-6669 Beautiful Samantha’s Garden Apartments 2BR/2BA, in town, W&D, $800 mo. + $500 sec. Call (863)467-9250 or (863)634-5780 Condos/Townhouses RentOAK LAKE 2/2 Villa, lg. landscaped fenced patio, lg. Master BR w/lg. walkin closet, laundry rm with W/D, totally remodeled by decorator, immaculate. $900/mo. 1st, last & sec. 863-634-3312 or 634-3313. 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. Houses RentFOR RENT NICELY FURNISHED 1 & 2 BEDROOMS WITH OR WITHOUT UTILITIES LONG OR SHORT TERM 863-447-0742. 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. 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 SaleJust Reduced large fenced lot in Treasure Island with beautiful oak trees. Put a mobile home on lot or build your home $14,500.00 Call 863-634-2820 Priced to sell Residential Building lot, adjoining the golf course at the Beautiful Oaks of Blue Heron. $25,000.00 Call 863-634-2820 Mobile HomeSalePalm Harbor Homes New Modular Homes are here! TEXT: STORE 126A TO: 313131 John Lyons 800-622-2832 ext 210 Campers/RVs1988 Prowler 29 ft travel trailer, asking $4,500 currently in RV Park but can be moved 863-610-1276 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 Public Notice OKEECHOBEE COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD POLICY In accordance with the Administrative Procedures Act, Chapter 120, Florida Statutes, notice is hereby given that the Okeechobee County School Board will consider amendment of the School Board policy listed below at their meeting on Tuesday, August 13, 2013, at 6:00 p.m., in Room 303 of the School Board Administrative Of ce at 700 S.W. Second Avenue, Okeechobee. A copy of the proposed amendment is available in the Superintendent’s Of ce, Room 307, 700 S.W. 2nd Avenue, Okeechobee. Amendment of School Board Policy 5.40 Student Control (Code of Student Conduct) I. This policy includes the Code of Student Conduct. II. Revisions to the Code of Student Conduct include updates to agree with current Florida Statutes and current practice. Minor editorial corrections are also included. III. Legal authority for this policy is FS 1001.41, 1001.42. Laws implemented are FS 120.57(1), 1001.43, 1002.20, 1003.04, 1003.21, 1003.31, 1003.32, 1006.07, 1006.08, 1006.09, 1006.10, 1006.13. IV. This policy amendment will not affect individuals from an economic standpoint. Ken Kenworthy Superintendent of Schools 447087 ON 7/10/2013 PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE AMENDING THE CITY OF OKEECHOBEE, FLORIDA COMPREHENSIVE PLAN NOTICE: The City of Okeechobee Planning Board, acting as the Local Planning Agency, will conduct a Public Hearing on Thursday, July 18, 2013 at 6 PM or as soon thereafter as possible, at City Hall, 55 SE 3rd Ave, Rm 200, Okeechobee, FL., to consider and receive input concerning proposed amendments to the City’s Five-Year Schedule of Capital Improvements and forward its recommendation to the City Council. The Hearing is for the following proposed ordinance: AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF OKEECHOBEE, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA, UPDATING THE FIVE-YEAR SCHEDULE OF CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS OF THE CITY’S COMPREHENSIVE PLAN AS MANDATED BY FLORIDA STATUTES SECTION 163.3177(3)(b); PROVIDING FOR CONFLICTS; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY; AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE The amendment may be reviewed on the City website or at the Of ce of the City Clerk, during normal business hours, at the address above. All interested parties are encouraged to appear and be heard regarding the proposed update of the Five-Year Schedule of Capital Improvements and may submit written or oral comments before or at the Hearings. PLEASE TAKE NOTICE AND BE ADVISED that no stenographic record by a certi ed court reporter will be made of the foregoing meeting. Accordingly, any person who may seek to appeal any decision involving the matters noticed herein will be responsible for making a verbatim record of the testimony and evidence at said meeting upon which any appeal is to be based. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, persons requiring special accommodations to participate in this proceeding because of a disability or physical impairment, should contact the General Services Of ce at 863-763-3372 ext 218 at least 48 hours prior to the meeting. 446873 ON 7/10/2013 Public Notice STATE OF NEW MEXICO COUNTY OF BERNALILLO SECOND JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT NO. D-202-CV-2012-09251 SANDIA AREA FEDERAL CREDIT UNION, Plaintiff, v. GWENDOLYN COOPER, Defendant. NOTICE OF PENDENCY OF ACTION THE STATE OF NEW MEXICO TO THE FOLLOWING NAMED OR DESIGNATED DEFENDANTS: GWENDOLYN COOPER GREETINGS DEFENDANT: You are hereby noti ed that Sandia Area Federal Credit Union, as Plaintiff, has led an action in the Second Judicial District Court of Bernalillo County, New Mexico, and wherein the said Plaintiff seeks to obtain constructive service of process upon you. The general object of said action is: Complaint for Debt Due You are further noti ed that unless you serve a pleading or motion in response to the complaint in said cause on or before 30 days after the last publication date, judgment will be entered against you. The name and post of ce address of the Attorneys for the Plaintiff is as follows: ALDRIDGE, GRAMMER & HAMMAR, P.A., 1212 Pennsylvania, NE, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87110. WITNESS my hand and the seal of the Second Judicial District Court of Bernalillo County, New Mexico, on the 28th day of June, 2013. GREGORY T. IRELAND CLERK OF THE DISTRICT COURT 447683 ON 7/10,17,24/2013 Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 2012 CA 519 TD BANK, N.A., a national banking association, Plaintiff, vs. AARON J. PARRIOTT, et al., Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated April 24, 2013, entered in Civil Case No. 2012 CA 519 of the Circuit Court of the 19th Judicial Circuit in and for Okeechobee County, Florida, wherein TD BANK, N.A. is Plaintiff and AARON J. PARRIOTT; et al., are Defendant(s). I will sell to the highest bidder for cash, in the Jury Assembly Room on the 2nd Floor of the Okeechobee County Judicial Center located 312 North West 3rd Street, Okeechobee, FL at 11:00 o’clock a.m. on the 7th day of August, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: EXHIBIT “A” THE EAST 1/2 OF THE EAST 1/2 OF THE SOUTH 1/2 OF THE NORTHWEST 1/4 OF SECTION 30, TOWNSHIP 35 SOUTH, RANGE 33 EAST, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. AND THE WEST 1/2 OF THE EAST 1/2 OF THE SOUTH 1/2 OF THE NORTHWEST 1/4 OF SECTION 30, TOWNSHIP 35 SOUTH, RANGE 33 EAST, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. TOGETHER WITH AN EASEMENT FOR ROAD PURPOSES OVER AND ACROSS THE NORTH 70.00 FEET OF THE WEST 1/2 OF THE SOUTH 1/2 OF THE NORTHWEST 1/4 OF SECTION 30, TOWNSHIP 35 SOUTH, RANGE 33 EAST. ALSO TOGETHER WITH A PERMANENT WAY OF NECESSITY, 44 FEET IN WIDTH, AS SET FORTH IN THAT CERTAIN SUMMARY FINAL JUDGMENT RECORDED IN O. R. BOOK 579 AT PAGE 1415 AND AGREED FINAL JUDGMENT RECORDED IN O. R. BOOK 590 AT PAGE 1061, PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY. FLORIDA. Together with a 1997 MERI double wide mobile home with ID No. FLHMBC114439277 A & B Street address: 24585 NW 160th Drive, Okeechobee, FL 34972 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must le a claim within 60 days after the sale. DATED this 25th day of April, 2013. SHARON ROBERTSON Clerk of Circuit Court BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk Daniel S. Mandel, Esq. DANIEL S. MANDEL, P.A., Attorneys for Plaintiff 1900 N.W. Corporate Blvd., Ste. 305W Boca Raton, FL 33431 Tel: (561) 826-1740 Fax: (561) 826-1741 444489 ON 7/10,17/2013 Public Notice Public Notice 13 Okeechobee News July 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 AND UNKNOWN TENANTS/OWNERS, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given, pursuant to Final Judgment of Foreclosure for Plaintiff 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 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 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 of 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 AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent’s estate must le their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT’S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of the rst publication of 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 7/3,10/2013NOTICE OF SALE Rainbow Title & Lien, Inc. will sell at Public Sale at Auction the following vehicles to satisfy lien pursuant to Chapter 713.585 of the Florida Statutes on July 25, 2013 at 10 A.M. *AUCTION WILL OCCUR WHERE EACH VEHICLE IS LOCATED* 2010 YDV2 VIN#YDV17665E010Located 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 447314 ON 7/10/2013 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 Time to clean out the attic, basement and/or garage? Advertise your yard sale in the classifieds and make your clean up a breeze! 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.

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Public Notice 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 Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.: 2010-CA-330 PENNYMAC LOAN SERVICES, LLC Plaintiff, VS. MARK BAGGETT, et al Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of foreclosure dated April 25, 2013 and entered in Case No. 2010-CA-330 of the Circuit Court of the NINETEENTH Judicial Circuit in and for OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, Florida, wherein PENNYMAC LOAN SERVICES, LLC, is Plaintiff, and MARK BAGGETT, et al are Defendants, the clerk will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash, beginning at 11:00 a.m. at OKEECHOBEE County Judicial Center, Second Floor, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, FL 34972, in accordance with Chapter 45, Florida Statutes, on the 7th day of August, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: Lot 14, Block 20, BASSWOOD, UNIT 2, according to the plat thereof, as recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 28, of the Public Records of Okeechobee County, Florida. 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 9th day of May, 2013. Sharon Robertson Clerk of said Circuit Court BY: Sandra L. Creech As Deputy Clerk PENNYMAC LOAN SERVICES, LLC c/o Phelan Hallinan, PLC Attorneys for Plaintiff 2727 West Cypress Creek Road, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33309 954-462-7000 If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Corrie Johnson, ADA Coordinator, 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than seven (7) days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. SPANISH: Si usted es una persona discapacitada que necesita alguna adaptacion para poder participar de este procedimiento o evento; usted tiene derecho, sin costo alguno a que se le provea cierta ayuda. Favor de comunicarse con Corrie Johnson, Coordinadora de A.D.A., 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, Fl. 34986, (772) 807-4370 por lo menos 7 dias antes de que tenga que comparecer en corte o inmediatamente despues de haber recibido esta noti cacion si es que falta menos de 7 dias para su comparecencia. Si tiene una discapacidad auditiva o de habla, llame al 711. KREYOL: Si ou se yon moun ki kokobe ki bezwen asistans ou aparey pou ou ka patisipe nan prosedu sa-a, ou gen dwa san ou pa bezwen peye anyen pou ou jwen on seri de ed. Tanpri kontakte Corrie Johnson, Coordinator ADA, 250 NW Country Club Drive, suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 O’mwen 7 jou avan ke ou gen pou-ou paret nan tribunal, ou imediatman ke ou resevwa avis sa-a ou si le ke ou gen pouou ale nan tribunal-la mwens ke 7 jou; Si ou pa ka tande ou pale byen, rele 711. 445183 ON 7/10,17/2013 Public Notice Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 19TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE.: 2011 CA 145 JUDGE: ELIZABETH METZGER TD BANK, N.A., as Successor in Interest to Riverside National Bank of Florida by and through FDIC as Receiver Plaintiff, v. CR INVESTMENTS OF OKEECHOBEE, INC.; DARRELL R. WILLSON and LOUIS FERRERO a/k/a CARL FERRERO Defendant. NOTICE OF SALE The Clerk of the Circuit Court hereby gives notice of the following foreclosure sale in the above referenced matter: A. The Property to be sold is: ALL THAT PART OF THE NORTH ONE-HALF (N 1/2) of LOT 42, EAGLE BAY SURVEY, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 1, PAGE 31, PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA, LYING EAST OF THE EAST RIGHT OF WAY OF STATE ROAD 78 AS NOW LOCATED. ALSO: COMMENCE AT THE NE CORNER OF LOT 42, EAGLE BAY SURVEY, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 1, PAGE 31, PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA, AND RUN SOUTHWESTERLY ALONG THE 17 FOOT CONTOUR LINE OF LAKE OKEECHOBEE, A DISTANCE OF 613.94 FEET TO THE SE CORNER OF THE N 1/2 OF SAID LOT 42, THENCE RUN WESTERLY ALONG THE SOUTH BOUNDARY OF THE N 1/2 OF SAID LOT 42, A DISTANCE OF 421.9 FEET, MORE OR LESS, TO THE WESTERLY BOUNDARY OF STATE ROAD 78 AS NOW LOCATED, FOR THE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE CONTINUE WESTERLY ALONG THE SOUTH BOUNDARY OF THE N 1/2 OF SAID LOT 42 A DISTANCE OF 23 FEET TO THE POINT ON THE EAST BOUNDARY OF OLD STATE ROAD 78; THENCE NORTHEASTERLY ALONG THE EAST BOUNDARY OF OLD STATE ROAD 78 TO THE INTERSECTION WITH THE WEST BOUNDARY OF STATE ROAD 78 AS NOW LOCATED; THENCE SOUTHWESTERLY ALONG THE WEST BOUNDARY OF STATE ROAD 78 AS NOW LOCATED TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. 10000 HWY 78 W. OKEECHOBEE, FL 34974 Real Property Tax Identi cation: 1-19-38-35-0A00-00013-0000 B. The Clerk’s Sale will take place on August 7, 2013, at 11:00 AM, in the Jury Assembly Room, 2nd Floor, Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 34972. C. The sale will be made pursuant to the Amended Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated May 15, 2013. D. TD BANK, N.A., as Successor in Interest to Riverside National Bank of Florida by and through FDIC as Receiver v. CR INVESTMENTS OF OKEECHOBEE, INC.; DARRELL ROBERT WILLSON; LOUIS CARL FERRERO; CASE.: 2011 CA-145 E. This sale is being made by Sharon Robertson, Clerk of the Circuit Court, Okeechobee County of the Circuit Court, Nineteenth Judicial Circuit, by and through a deputy Clerk of Court. F. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must le a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated: May 20, 2013 SHARON ROBERTSON CLERK OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY COURT By: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk Pursuant to §45.031(2), F.S., this notice must be published once a week for two consecutive weeks in a newspaper of general circulation in the county where the sale is to be held with the second publication being at least ve days prior to the sale date.If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Corrie Johnson, ADA Coordinator, 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711.445817 ON 7/10,17/2013 Public Notice Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 2012 CA 000059 PNC BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, Plaintiff, VS. DOROTHY STANBURY HOLLIS; BEULAH LESLIE, et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN Pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated April 25, 2013, and entered in Case No. 2012 CA 000059 of the Circuit Court of the Nineteenth Judicial Circuit in and for Okeechobee County, Florida in which PNC Bank, National Association is the Plaintiff and Dorothy Stanbury Hollis, Beulah Leslie are defendants, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in the Jury Assembly Room, 2nd Floor, Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 34972, Okeechobee County, Florida at 11:00AM on the 7th day of August, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment of Foreclosure: TRACT 20 OF SIMONE ESTATES: A PARCEL OF LAND LYING IN SECTIONS 22 AND 23, TOWNSHIP 34 SOUTH RANGE 34 EAST, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA, AND BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCE AT THE SOUTHEAST CORNER OF THE WEST ONEHALF (W 1/2) OF SECTION 23,;THENCE NORTH 00 DEGREES 06 MINUTES 16 SECONDS WEST, ALONG THE EAST LINE OF SAID W 1/2 OF SECTION 23, A DISTANCE OF 2567.70 FEET TO POINT P AS SHOWN ON MAP OF SIMONE ESTATES, DATED JUNE 21, 2004; THENCE SOUTH 88 DEGREES 17 MINUTES 54 SECONDS WEST, ALONG THE LINE DEFINED BY POINT P AND POINT O OF SAID MAP, A DISTANCE OF 1991.33 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE CONTINUE SOUTH 88 DEGREES 17 MINUTES 54 SECONDS WEST, ALONG SAID LINE DEFINED BY POINT P AND POINT O, A DISTANCE 392.49 FEET TO SAID POINT O; THENCE SOUTH 86 DEGREES 45 MINUTES 18 SECONDS WEST, ALONG THE LINE DEFINED BY SAID POINT O AND POINT J ON THE CENTER LINE OF THE 70.00 FOOT WIDE INGRESS, EGRESS AND UTILITY EASEMENT AS SHOWN ON SAID MAP OF SIMONE ESTATES AND PASSING INTO SAID SECTION 22, A DISTANCE OF 1300.88 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 00 DEGREES 06 MINUTES 16 SECONDS EAST, A DISTANCE OF 1166.14 FEET TO POINT D ON THE CENTERLINE OF SAID 70.00 FOOT WIDE INGRESS, EGRESS AND UTILITY EASEMENT AS SHOWN ON SAID MAP OF SIMONE ESTATES; THENCE NORTH 79 DEGREES 04 MINUTES 16 SECONDS EAST, ALONG SAID CENTERLINE AND PASSING INTO SAID SECTION 23, A DISTANCE OF 1659.31 FEET TO THE POINT B ON SAID CENTERLINE; THENCE NORTH 03 DEGREES 39 MINUTES 02 SECONDS EAST, A DISTANCE OF 938.74 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. SUBJECT TO AND TOGETHER WITH THE RIGHT OF INGRESS, EGRESS AND PUBLIC UTILITIES UNDER THAT CERTAIN GRANT OF EASEMENT RECORDED AUGUST 5, 2004 IN O.R. BOOK 539 AT PAGE 192, PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. A/K/A NORTHWEST 72ND AVE, OKEECHOBEE, FL 34972 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must le a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated in Okeechobee County, Florida on this 30th day of May, 2013. SHARON ROBERTSON Clerk of the Circuit Court Okeechobee County, Florida BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk Albertelli Law, Attorney for Plaintiff P.O. Box 23028, Tampa, FL 33623 (813) 221-4743 (813) 221-9171 facsimile eService: servealaw@albertellilaw.com CH 11-93709 In Accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Corrie Johnson, ADA Coordinator, 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. 446205 ON 7/10,17/2013 Public Notice 14 Okeechobee News July 10, 2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 19TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE.: 2011 CA 144JUDGE: ELIZABETH METZGER T D BANK, N.A., as Successor in Interest to Riverside National Bank of Florida by and through FDIC as Receiver Plaintiff, v. CR INVESTMENTS OF OKEECHOBEE, INC.; DARRELL R. WILLSON; LOUIS FERRERO; and UNKNOWN TENA NT(s) IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY n/k/a Imperial Electric Motor Sales & Service Defendant. NOTICE OF SALE The Clerk of the Circuit Court hereby gives notice of the following foreclosure sale in the above referenced matter: A The Property to be sold is: Lot N, TAYLOR CREEK ISLES SECT ION FIVE, according to the map or plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 3, Page(s) 92, Public Records of Okeechobee County, Florida. 2307 Highway 441, SE, Okeechobee, FL 34974 Real Property Parcel ID # 1353735010000000000N B. The Clerk’s Sale will take place on A ugust 7, 2013, at 11:00 AM, in the Jury Assembly Room, 2nd Floor, Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 34972. C. The sale will be made pursuant to the Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated May 9, 2013. D. TD BANK, N.A., as Successor in Interest to Riverside National Bank of Florida by and through FDIC as Receiver v. CR INVESTMENTS OF OKEECHOBEE, INC.; DARRELL ROBERT WILLSON; LOUIS CARL FERRERO; and UNKNOWN TENANT(s) IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY n/k/a Imperial Electric Motor Sales & Service; CASE.: 2011 CA-144 E. This sale is being made by Sharon Robertson, Clerk of the Circuit Court, Okeechobee County of the Circuit Court, Nineteenth Judicial Circuit, by and through a deputy Clerk of Court. F. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must le a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated: May 10 2013 SHARON ROBERTSON CLERK OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY COURT BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk Pursuant to §45.031(2), F.S., this notice must be published once a week for two consecutive weeks in a newspaper of general circulation in the county where the sale is to be held with the second publication being at least ve days prior to the sale date.If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate IN 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 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 ASSEM-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.Robert A. Goldman, Esq. William R. Ponsoldt, Jr., Esq. Fox, Wackeen, Dungey, Beard, Bush, Goldman, Kilbride & McCluskey,L.L.P. The Tower Building at Willoughby Commons 3473 SE Willoughby Boulevard Stuart, Florida 34994 (772) 287-4444 Telephone, ext. 213 (772) 220-1489 Fax 444998 ON 7/10,17/2013 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 BLY 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 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 19TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. CASE No. 47-2011-CA-000352 JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION Plaintiff, VS. MALONE, GERALD C., et al. Defendants. RE-NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order or Final Judgment entered in Case No. 47-2011CA-000352 of the Circuit Court of the 19TH Judicial Circuit in and for OKEECHOBEE County, Florida, wherein, JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, is Plaintiff, and, MALONE, GERALD C., et al., are Defendants, I will sell to the highest bidder for cash at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 2nd oor, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3RD STREET, OKEECHOBEE, FLORIDA, at the hour of 11:00am, on the 7th day of August, 2013, the following described property: LOT 18, WINTA PARK, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 4, PAGE 1 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 18th day of April, 2013. SHARON ROBERTSON Clerk Circuit Court BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk GREENSPOON MARDER, P.A., 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 PASSTHROUGH CERTIFICATES SERIES 2005-WHQ 1, Plaintiff, VS. 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 SERVICING 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 propertyassetforthinsaidSum TRADE CENTRE SOUTH, SUITE 700 100 WEST CYPRESS CREEK ROAD, FORT LAUDERDALE, FL 33309 954-491-1120 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. 444490 ON 7/10,17/2013mary 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 Plaintiff’s mortgage. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus funds from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must le a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated at Okeechobee, Okeechobee County, Florida, this 4th day of April, 2013. Sharon Robertson Clerk of said Circuit Court BY: Sandra L. Creech As Deputy Clerk Clar eld, Okon, Salomone, & Pincus, P.L. Attorney for Plaintiff 500 S. Australian Avenue, Suite 730 West Palm Beach, FL 33406 (561) 713-1400 441082 ON 7/3,10/2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION CASE NO. 47-2012-CA-000160 OCWEN LOAN SERVICING, LLC, Plaintiff, VS. DAVID M. SAN MARTIN, GWENDOLYN SAN MARTIN, UNKNOWN TENANT IN POSSESSION 1, UNKNOWN TENANT IN POSSESSION 2, Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure led April 25, 2013 entered in Civil Case No. 47-2012-CA-000160 o f the Circuit Court of the NINETEENTH Judicial Circuit in and for Okeechobee County, Florida, the Clerk o f 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 Northwest 3rd Street, Okeechobee, FL. 34972 in accordance with Chapter 45, Florida Statutes on the 7th day o f August, 2013 at 11:00 AM on the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to-wit: Lot 1, of LOTS OF PINES, an unrecorded subdivision being more particularly described as follows: Commence at the Northeast corner of Southwest 1/4 o f Southeast 1/4 of Section 18, Township 37 South, Range 36 East, and run South 88 39 ’ 37” West for a distance o f 30.01 feet to the Point of Beginning; thence continue South 8839’ 37” West for a distance of 75 feet to a point; thence run South 00 02’ 22 ” West for a distance of 100 feet to a point; thence run North 88 39’ 37” East a distance o f 75 feet to a point; thence run North 00 02’ 22” East a distance of 100 feet to Point o f Beginning. Together with that certain doublewide: 2000 Merit with VIN #FLHMLCB53723009 A and FLHMLCB53723009B 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 9th day of May, 2013. Sharon Robertson CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COUR T BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Cler k MCCALLA RAYMER, LLC, ATTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF 225 E. ROBINSON ST. SUITE 660 ORLANDO, FL 32801 (407) 674-1850 445128 ON 7/10,17/2013 Shop here first! The classified ads

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Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 19th JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 47-2010-CA-000017 PNC BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO NATIONAL CITY BANK, SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO HARBOR FEDERAL SAVINGS BANK Plaintiff, vs. NORMA YVONNE JENNINGS, et al. Defendant(s) NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS HEREBY given pursuant to an Order or Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated May 23, 2013, and entered in Case No. 47-2010CA-000017 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 Norma Yvonne Jennings; Unknown Spouse of Norma Yvonne Jennings, if any; John Doe and Jane Doe, as unknown tenants in possession; Okeechobee Land Two, LLC; and Investors International, Inc. NKA Clojen International, 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, of the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 312 North West 3rd Street, Okeechobee, FL 34972, at 11:00a.m. Eastern Time, on July 24, 2013, the following described property set forth in said Order or Final Judgment, to wit: The West 40 acres of the South 1/2 of the North 1/2 of Section 25, Township 35 South, Range 33 East, Okeechobee County, Florida being more particularly described as follows to wit: Commencing at the Northeast corner of Section 25, Township 35 South, Range 33 East; thence N 89 28’ 16” W, a distance of 33.00 feet to the West right-of-way, of Northwest 144th Terrace; thence S 1 22’ 12” W, along said right-of-way, a distance of 1,335.33 feet to a point in the North line of the South 1/2 of the North 1/2 of said Section 25 and the point of beginning of the herein described parcel thence continue South 1 22’ 12” W along said right of way a distance of 709.08 feet to a point in the North line of the South 626.10 feet of the North 1/2 of said Section 25; thence N 8953’ 23” W, along said line a distance of 208.75 feet to a point in the West line of the East 241.70 feet of the North 1/2 of said Section 25; thence S 1 22’ 12” W, along the West line of the East 241.70 feet of the North 1/2 of said Section 25 a distance of 626.25 feet to a point in the South line of the North 1/2 of said Section 25; thence N 89 53’ 23” W, along said South line a distance of 1,188.85 feet; thence N 00 47’ 58” E, a distance of 1,340.27 feet to a point in the North line of the South 1/2 of the North 1/2 of said Section 25; thence S 89 40’ 48” E, along said line a distance of 1,410.85 feet to the point of beginning. Containing 40.12 acres, more or less by this description and being subject to an ingress/egress and utility easement over and across the North 70 feet of the herein described parcel. Together with an ingress/egress and utility easement over and across the North 70.00 feet of the South 1/2 of the North 1/2 of Section 25, Township 35 South, Range 33 East, 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 11th day of June, 2013. SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK Okeechobee County, Florida BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk WWR #10054683 Weltman, Weinberg & Reis Co., LPA, Attorney for Plaintiff 550 West Cypress Creek Road, Suite 550, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309 Telephone # 954-740-5200 Facsimile# 954-740-5290 447387 ON 7/10,17/2013 Public Notice Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 2009-CA-140 BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING, L.P., Plaintiff, VS. CARLOS I. VIVAR; THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF CARLOS I. VIVAR; MELISSA VIVAR; THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF MELISSA VIVAR; LLOYD ELTON LATTY; IF LIVING, INCLUDING ANY UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF SAID DEFENDANT(S), IF REMARRIED, AND IF DECEASED, THE RESPECTIVE UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, CREDITORS, LIENORS, AND TRUSTEES, AND ALL OTHER PERSONS CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST THE NAMED DEFENDANT(S); BANK OF AMERICA, N.A. A/K/A BANK OF AMERICA, N.A. (USA) SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO BARNETT BANK OF LAKE OKEECHOBEE; WHETHER DISSOLVED OR PRESENTLY EXISTING, TOGETHER WITH ANY GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, CREDITORS, LIENORS, OR TRUSTEES OF SAID DEFENDANT(S) AND ALL OTHER PERSONS CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, OR AGAINST DEFENDANT(S); UNKNOWN TENANT #1; UNKNOWN TENANT #2; Defendant(s) NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to a Final Summary Judgment of Foreclosure entered in the above-styled cause, in the Circuit Court of Okeechobee County, Florida, I will sell the property situate in Okeechobee County, Florida, described as: LOT 15, A SPOT IN THE SUN, BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCING AT THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF SECTION 10, TOWNSHIP 37 SOUTH, RANGE 36 EAST, RUN THENCE EAST ALONG THE SOUTH BOUNDARY LINE OF SAID SECTION 10 FOR A DISTANCE OF 1648.03 FEET, THENCE RUN NORTH 0 DEGREES 07’00” WEST PARALLEL WITH THE WEST BOUNDARY LINE OF SECTION 10, FOR A DISTANCE OF 4282.20 FEET, THENCE RUN NORTH 89 DEGREES 53’00” EAST AT A RIGHT ANGLE FOR A DISTANCE OF 198.00 FEET FOR A POINT OF BEGINNING, THENCE CONTINUE NORTH 89 DEGREES 53’00” EAST FOR A DISTANCE OF 198.00 FEET; THENCE RUN NORTH 0 DEGREES 07’00” WEST FOR A DISTANCE OF 220.00 FEET; THENCE RUN SOUTH 89 DEGREES 53’00” WEST FOR A DISTANCE OF 198.00 FEET; THENCE RUN SOUTH 0 DEGREES 07’00” EAST FOR A DISTANCE OF 220.00 FEET TO POINT OF BEGINNING, LYING IN AND COMPRISING A PART OF SECTION 10, TOWNSHIP 37 SOUTH, RANGE 36 EAST, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. To include a: 1981 Homette Corporation VIN 03610218R 21805367 at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash, in the Jury Assembly Room of the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 312 NW 3rd Street, 2nd Floor, Okeechobee, FL 34972 at 11:00 o’clock, A.M., on August 7, 2013. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens, must le a claim within 60 days after the sale. Witness, my hand and seal of this court on the 4th day of April, 2013. SHARON ROBERTSON CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk Law Of ces of Daniel C. Consuegra 9204 King Palm Drive Tampa, FL 33619-1328 Attorneys for Plaintiff NOTICEIf 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 dim antes de que tenga que comparecer en corte o inmediatamente despues de haber recibido esta noti cacion si es que falta menos de 7 dias para su comparecencia. Si tiene una discapacidad auditiva o de habla, llame al 711. KREYOL: Si ou se yon moun ki kokobe ki bezwen asistans ou aparey pou ou ka patisipe nan prosedu sa-a, ou gen dwa san ou pa bezwen peye anyen pou ou jwen on seri de ed. Tanpri kontakte Corrie Johnson, Coordinator ADA, 250 NW Country Club Drive, suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 O’mwen 7 jou avan ke ou gen pou-ou paret nan tribunal, ou imediatman ke ou resevwa avis sa-a ou si le ke ou gen pou-ou ale nan tribunal-la mwens ke 7 jou; Si ou pa ka tande ou pale byen, rele 711. 441084 ON 7/10,17/2013 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.: 472012CA000034CAXXXX US BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE, SUCCESSOR IN INTEREST TO BANK OF AMERICA, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE (SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO LASALLE BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION) AS TRUSTEE FOR MORGAN STANLEY MORTGAGE LOAN TRUST 2006-12XS, Plaintiff, VS. LYDA ROSEMARY UNDERHILL FARLESS; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF LYDA ROSEMARY UNDERHILL FARLESS; 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 25th day of April, 2013, and entered in Case No. 472012CA000034CAXXXX, of the Circuit Court of the 19TH Judicial Circuit in and for Okeechobee County, Florida, wherein US BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE, SUCCESSOR IN INTEREST TO BANK OF AMERICA, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE (SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO LASALLE BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION) AS TRUSTEE FOR MORGAN STANLEY MORTGAGE LOAN TRUST 2006-12XS is the Plaintiff and LYDA ROSEMARY UNDERHILL FARLESS, UNKNOWN TENANT(S) and UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF LYDA ROSEMARY UNDERHILL FARLESS 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 7th day of August, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: EXHIBIT “A” COMMENCING AT THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF SECTION 16, TOWNSHIP 36 SOUTH, RANGE 35 EAST, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA, THENCE RUNNING ALONG THE NORTHERLY BOUNDARY OF SECTION 15, NORTH 8942’43” EAST A DISTANCE OF 1559.83 FEET TO A POINT; THENCE NORTH 535’06” EAST A DISTANCE OF 1003.07 FEET TO A POINT; THENCE NORTH 8354’12” WEST A DISTANCE, OF 3253.66 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE NORTH 8354’12” WEST A DISTANCE OF 145 FEET TO A POINT; THENCE SOUTH 605’48” WEST A DISTANCE OF 300.42 FEET TO A POINT; THENCE SOUTH 8354’12” EAST A DISTANCE OF 145 FEET TO A POINT; THENCE NORTH 605’48” EAST A DISTANCE OF 300.42 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING, BEING SITUATED IN SECTION 9, TOWNSHIP 36 SOUTH, RANGE 35 EAST, ALSO KNOWN AS LOT 15 OF BLOCK 2, OKEECHOBEE LITTLE FARMS, ADDITION NO. 1, OF AN UNRECORDED PLAT. (sb/bs) ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE.If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Corrie Johnson, ADA Coordinator, 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711.SPANISH: Si usted es una persona discapacitada que necesita alguna adaptacion para poder participar de este procedimiento o evento; usted tiene derecho, sin costo alguno a que se le provea cierta ayuda. Favor de comunicarse con Corrie Johnson, Coordinadora de A.D.A., 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, Fl. 34986, (772) 807-4370 por lo menos 7 dias antes de que tenga que comparecer en corte o inmediatamente despues de haber recibido esta noti cacion si es que falta menos de 7 dias para su comparecencia. Si tiene una discapacidad auditiva o’ de habla, llame al 711. KREYOL: Si ou se yon moun ki kokobe ki bezwen asistans ou aparey pou ou ka patisipe nan prosedu sa-a, ou gen dwa san ou pa bezwen peye anyen pou ou jwen on seri de ed. Tanpri kontakte Corrie Johnson, Coordinator ADA, 250 NW Country Club Drive, suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 O’mwen 7 jou avan ke ou gen pou-ou paret nan tribunal, ou imediatman ke ou resevwa avis sa-a ou si le ke ou gen pouou ale nan tribunal-la mwens ke 7 jou; Si ou pa ka tande ou pale byen, rele 711. Dated May 9, 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 445024 ON 7/10,17/2013 Public Notice 15 Okeechobee News July 10, 2013IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 19TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION: CASE NO.: 47 2012CA000542 JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, NATIONAL A SSOCIATION, SUCCESSOR IN INTEREST BY PURCHASE FROM THE FDIC AS RECEIVER OF WASHINGTON MUTUAL BANK F/K/A WASHINGTON MUTUAL BANK, FA, Plaintiff, V S. ROBERT E. JENNINGS AKA ROBERT E. JENNINGS, JR.; CITY OF OKEECHOBEE; 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 25th day of April, 2013, and entered in Case No. 47 2012CA000, of the Circuit Court of the 19TH Judicial Circuit in and for Okeechobee County, Florida, wherein JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, NATIONAL A SSOCIATION, SUCCESSOR IN INTEREST BY PURCHASE FROM THE FDIC AS RECEIVER OF WASHINGTON MUTUAL BANK F/K/A WASHINGTON MUTUAL BANK, FA is the Plaintiff and ROBERT E. JENNINGS A KA ROBERT E. JENNINGS, JR., CITY OF OKEECHOBEE and UNKNOWN TENANT 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 7th day of A ugust, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: LOT 4, OF BLOCK 8, A REVISED AND ADDITION TO PLAT OF TAYLOR CREEK DEVELOPMENT, ACCORDING TO PLAT BOOK 2, PAGE 93, ON FILE IN THE OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT, IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA ANYPERSONCLAIMINGANINTER EST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Corrie Johnson, ADA Coordinator, 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. SPANISH: Si usted es una persona discapacitada que necesita alguna adaptacion para poder participar de este procedimiento o evento; usted tiene derecho, sin costo alguno a que se le provea cierta ayuda. Favor de comunicarse con Corrie Johnson, Coordinadora de A.D.A., 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, Fl. 34986, (772) 807-4370 por lo menos 7 dias antes de que tenga que comparecer en corte o inmediatamente despues de haber recibido esta noti cacion si es que falta menos de 7 dias para su comparecencia. Si tiene una discapacidad auditiva o de habla, llame al 711. KREYOL: Si ou se yon moun ki kokobe ki bezwen asistans ou aparey pou ou ka patisipe nan prosedu sa-a, ou gen dwa san ou pa bezwen peye anyen pou ou jwen on seri de ed. Tanpri kontakte Corrie Johnson, Coordinator ADA, 250 NW Country Club Drive, suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 O’mwen 7 jou avan ke ou gen pou-ou paret nan tribunal, ou imediatman ke ou resevwa avis sa-a ou si le ke ou gen pouou ale nan tribunal-la mwens ke 7 jou; Si ou pa ka tande ou pale byen, rele 711. Dated this 9th 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 445026 ON 7/10,17/2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 19TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO: 472009CA000703CAAXMX BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING, L.P., F/K/A COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS SERVICING, L.P., Plaintiff, vs. ROBERT P. KINDER, et al, Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Non Jury Trial of Foreclosure dated April 25, 2013 entered in Civil Case No.: 472009CA000703CAAXMX of the Circuit Court of the 19TH Judicial Circuit in and for Okeechobee County, Florida, Sharon Robertson Clerk of the Circuit Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, FL, in the Jury Assembly Room, 2nd Floor, Okeechobee County Judicial Center, beginning at 11:00 A.M on the 7th day of August, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Summary Final Judgment, to-wit: IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION CASE NO. 09-000847-CA OCWEN LOAN SERVICING, LLC, Plaintiff, VS. BEN C SIMS; KING’S BAY HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC; LAURA KAY SIMS; UNKNOWN TENANT (S); IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY, Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure led April 25, 2013 entered in Civil Case No. 09-000847-CA of the Circuit Court of the NINETEENTH Judicial Circuit in and for Okeechobee County, Florida, 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 Northwest 3rd Street, Okeechobee, FL 34972 in accordance with Chapter 45, Florida Statutes on the 7th day of August, 2013 at 11:00 AM on the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to-wit: Lot 1, Block 3B, Re-Plat of King’s Bay, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 5, Pages 97, 98 and 99 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 9th day of May, 2013. SHARON ROBERTSON CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT By: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk LOT 47, TREASURE ISLAND UNIT NO. 2, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 39, 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 9th day of May, 2013. Sharon Robertson Clerk of the Circuit Court BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk TRIPP SCOTT, P.A. Attorneys for Plaintiff 110 S.E. Sixth St., 15th Floor Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301 Telephone (954) 765-2999 Facsimile (954) 761-8475 IF YOU ARE A PERSON WITH A DISABILITY WHO NEEDS ANY ACCOMMODATION IN ORDER TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS PROCEEDING, YOU ARE ENTITLED, AT NO COST TO YOU, TO THE PROVISION OF CERTAIN ASSISTANCE. PLEASE CONTACT CORRIE JOHNSON, ADA COORDINATOR, 250 NW COUNTRY CLUB DRIVE, SUITE 217, PORT ST. LUCIE, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 AT LEAST 7 DAYS BEFORE YOUR SCHEDULED COURT APPEARANCE, OR IMMEDIATELY UPON RECEIVING THIS NOTIFICATION IF THE TIME BEFORE THE SCHEDULED APPEARANCE IS LESS THAN 7 DAYS; IF YOU ARE HEARING OR VOICE IMPAIRED, CALL 711. 445197 ON 7/10,17/2013 Grab a bargain from your neighbors garage, attic, basement or closet in todays classifieds.MCCALLA RAYMER, LLC, ATTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF 225 E. ROBINSON ST. SUITE 660 ORLANDO, FL 32801 (407) 674-1850 444736 ON 7/10,17/2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 19TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 2012 CA 000101 PNC BANK,NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, Plaintiff, vs. ALAN COLWELL PENCE et al., Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to the Summary Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated April 25, 2013 entered in Case No.: 2012 CA 000101 in the Circuit Court of the 19th Judicial Circuit in and for Okeechobee County, Florida, wherein PNC BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, is the plaintiff, and ALAN COLWELL PENCE is the defendant, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in the Jury assembly room of the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 312 NW 3rd Street, Second Floor, Okeechobee, Florida at 11:00 a.m. on the 7th day of August, 2013, the following described property situated in Okeechobee County, as set forth in said Summary Final Judgment, to wit: LOT 225 OF TAYLOR CREEK ISLES, UNIT VII, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 6, PAGES 22 AND 23, PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. TOGETHER WITH THAT CERTAIN MOBILE HOME DESIGNATED AS FOLLOWS: MAKE: SKYL YEAR: 1990 TITLE NUMBERS: 48946856 & 48946819 ID NUMBERS: 1V630254AZ & 1V630254BZ WHICH MOBILE HOME IS PERMANENTLY AFFIXED TO SAID LAND a/k/a 2531 SE 23rd Terrace, Okeechobee, FL 34974. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS, MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. Florida Rules of Judicial Administration Rule 2.540 Notices to Persons With Disabilities If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Corrie Johnson, ADA Coordinator, 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; i f you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. DATED THIS 9th day of May, 2013. SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF COURT, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORID A BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Cler k 445115 ON 7/10,17/2013 Reading a newspaper helps you understand the world around you.No wonder newspaper readers enjoy life more!

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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 Public Notice OKEECHOBEE COUNTY PROJECT NO. 2013-04 OKEECHOBEE COUNTY PROPERTY APPRAISER, TAX COLLECTOR & DRIVER’S LICENSE BUILDING INVITATION TO BID Sealed BIDS will be received by Okeechobee County Board of County Commissioners at the Okeechobee County Historic Courthouse, 304 NW 2nd Street, Room 222, Okeechobee, FL 34972 until 3:00 p.m. on August 23, 2013. They will be publicly opened by the County Clerk or designee and read aloud. Any BIDS received after the time speci ed will not be accepted.The BIDS shall be based on the construction of a new single story building with associated site work on an existing developed site including the demolition of existing site elements as per the Contract and Bid Documents dated June 24, 2013 for the Okeechobee County Property Appraiser, Tax Collector & Driver’s License Building.All materials furnished and all work performed shall be in accordance with the Drawings, Speci cations and Contract Documents pertaining thereto, which may be examined at or obtained from Chastain-Skillman, Inc. 4705 Old Highway 37 Lakeland, FL 33807 (863) 646-1402 shunnicutt@chastainskillman.com Any questions pertaining to the project speci cations or scope of work will be addressed to Suzanne Hunnicutt, Architect, Chastain-Skillman, Inc., in writing, to the physical or e-mail address noted above no later than August 9, 2013, 5:00 pm. Each Contractor who has made a written request, to the physical or e-mail address noted above, will be furnished access to the Architect’s FTP site where electronic copies in PDF format of Drawings, Speci cations, and Bid Documents may be downloaded. Only Drawings, Speci cations, and Bid Documents obtained from the Architect or Owner are acceptable for bidding. No partial sets of Drawings, Speci cations and Bid Documents will be issued. Only Drawings, Speci cations and Bid Documents obtained from the Architect or Owner are acceptable for bidding. A mandatory pre-bid conference will be held at the Okeechobee County Health Department Building Auditorium located at 1700 NW 9th Avenue, Okeechobee, FL 34972 on July 24, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. BIDS RECEIVED FROM CONTRACTORS WHO DO NOT PARTICIPATE IN THE PRE-BID CONFERENCE WILL BE RETURNED UNOPENED. Each bid must be accompanied by an acceptable Bid Security in the form of a Bid Bond, or Certi ed Check, made payable to “Okeechobee County Board of County Commissioners”, in the amount of not less than ve percent (5%) of the total Bid Amount as a guarantee that the Bidder, if awarded the Contract, will execute and le acceptable performance and payment bonds equal to 100% of the contract price within ten (10) calendar days after written notice of the award of contract. No bidder may withdraw their bid for a period of ninety (90) days after the date set for opening of bids. Okeechobee County accepts no responsibility for any expense related to preparation or delivery of proposals. The Owner reserves the right to reject any or all Bids accept Bids in any order or combination, accept or reject portions of Bids, make modi cations to the work after bidding, and waive any formality in the Bids if they deem it in their best interest to do so. The General Contractor will provide additional information including, but not limited to, a list of similar projects constructed within the past ve (5) years, client references and an audited or certi ed nancial statement, or other nancial references deemed appropriate to Contract Award. Bidders will con ne their bids to the project in its entirety. Partial bids will not be accepted. Each bidder will submit with this bid evidence that the bidder is licensed to perform the work and services or quali ed by examination to be so licensed. Each bidder will submit (1) one original and (2) copies of their bid. If in the opinion of the bidder, inconsistencies appear to exist in the speci cations, it is the bidder’s responsibility to seek clari cation from Suzanne Hunnicutt, Architect, Chastain-Skillman, Inc. Additionally, it is incumbent upon all bidders to conduct a personal investigation as to requirements of the County. The Board of County Commissioners has the right to accept or reject any or all bids. Bids must be sealed and the outside of the envelope MUST be marked: “BID OKEECHOBEE COUNTY PROPERTY APPRAISER, TAX COLLECTOR & DRIVER’S LICENSE BUILDING, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY PROJECT NO. 2013-04”. Frank Irby, Chairman Board of County Commissioners Okeechobee County, FL Sharon Robertson, Clerk of Court Okeechobee County, FL 447098 ON 7/10/2013 Public Notice 16 Okeechobee News July 10, 2013 Crossword Puzzle ACROSS 1 Way to measure brightness 10 Group whose name contains a deliberate misspelling inspired by the Beatles, whom they ardently admired 15 Pressing need 16 Web search option 17 Augustine St. Clares daughter, in an 1852 novel 18 Immune system component 19 Grand-scale poetry 20 Largest living toothed animal 22 Strategic math game 24 Nixon attorney general Richardson 25 __ asada 27 Black-and-tan tans 28 Tuber with eyes 32 Schedule 33 Tots tea party guest 35 Like Brahmss Piano Trio No. 1 36 Some reds 38 Hubba hubba!Ž 40 Fielders fig. 41 Render speechless 45 Thinker Diderot 46 Aid criterion 48 My CountryŽ author 49 Cybermemo 50 Swan LakeŽ princess 52 Abbr. for dumbbells 53 Windows icon 57 __ girl!Ž 60 Slide presentation 61 Place for pitchers? 63 Mormon Tabernacle feature 64 Conductor in a circuit 65 Goalie Dominik who won the Vezina Trophy six times 66 He came out of retirement to play Winston Churchill in Inglorious BasterdsŽ DOWN 1 Archipelago part 2 Stick in a medicine cabinet 3 Mountains containing the Cathedral Group 4 Erodes 5 T selection 6 Pairs of even numbers? 7 Once more ...Ž 8 Its longer than a Kurzgeschichte (short story) 9 Knotted up 10 How one must sometimes win 11 Blue blood vessels? 12 Three-toed bird 13 Tots tea party guest 14 Seafood selection 21 Bungle 23 Sits 25 Political junkies watch it 26 Breathing 29 Keyboardists support 30 Off 31 Early statistical software 34 High air? 37 They may be counted 39 Singer with the 1965 hit 1-2-3Ž 42 Not as quick on the uptake 43 Beefy hybrid 44 Used a prayer rug 47 __ Brothers, who sang Black WaterŽ 51 100 pfennigs, briefly 53 Speed-of-sound name 54 Jewish youth org. 55 Corp. bigwigs 56 A sq. is one 58 List heading 59 NAFTA part: Abbr. 62 Place to get a tkt. By Barry C. Silk (c)2011 Tribune Media Services, Inc. 08/13/11 08/13/11 ANSWER TO PREVIOUS PUZZLE: xwordeditor@aol.com 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 A pril 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 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 you are a person claiming a right to funds remaining after the sale, you must le a claim with the clerk no later than 60 days after the sale. If you fail to le a claim you will not be entitled to any remaining funds. After 60 days, only the owner of record as of the date of the lis pendens may claim the surplus. WITNESS my hand and the seal of the court on April 4, 2013. SHARON ROBERTSON CLERK OF THE COURT BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk Attorney for Plaintiff: 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 Earn some extra cash. Sell your used items in the classifieds Your new home could be in todays paper. Have you looked for it?

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Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE 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 Count y, FloriIN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA, CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 2008 CA 000027 THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON FKA THE CASE NO.: 2008 CA 000027 BANK OF NEW YORK, AS TRUSTEE FOR THE CERTIFICATEHOLDERS CWABS, INC., ASSET BACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2005-AB3, Plaintiff vs. A RIEL FUENTES, et al. Defendant(s) NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure or Order dated April 30, 2013, entered in Civil Case Number 2008 CA 000027, in the Circuit Court for Okeechobee County, Florida, wherein THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON FKA THE BANK OF NEW YORK, AS TRUSTEE FOR THE CERTIFICATEHOLDERS CWABS, INC., ASSETBACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2005-AB3 is the Plaintiff, and ARIEL FUENTES, et al., are the Defendants, I will sell the property situated in Okeechobee County, Florida, described as: THE EAST 1/2 OF THE WEST 1/2 OF THE NORTH 1/2 OF THE SOUTH 1/2 OF TRACT 27, LYING AND BEING IN SECTION 28, TOWNSHIP 34 SOUTH, RANGE 33 EAST, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 4, PAGES 3A-D, INCLUSIVE, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA AND THE WEST 1/2 OF THE WEST 1/2 OF THE NORTH 1/2 OF THE SOUTH 1/2 OF TRACT 27, LYING AND BEING IN SECTION 28, TOWNSHIP 34 SOUTH, RANGE 33 EAST, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 4, PAGE 3A-D INCLUSIVE, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDAat public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash, at Jury Assembly Room, Second Floor, Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 312 N.W. Third Street, Okeechobee, FL 34972 at 11:00 AM, on the 7th day of August, 2013. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must le a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated: May 7, 2013. SHARON ROBERTSON Okeechobee County Clerk of Court CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk FLORIDA FORECLOSURE A TTORNEYS, PLLC 4855 Technology Way, Suite 500 Boca Raton, FL 33431 (727) 446-4826 445003 ON 7/10,17/2013 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 17 Okeechobee News July 10, 2013da, 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 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 47-2010-CA-000361 THE BANK OF NEW YORK, AS TRUSTEE FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE CERTIFICATEHOLDERS, CWABS, INC., ASSET-BACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2007-5ES, SERIES 2007-5, Plaintiff, VS. YOANI ABREU et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Mortgage Foreclosure dated April 25, 2013 and entered in Case No. 47-2010CA-000361 of the Circuit Court of the NINETEENTH Judicial Circuit in and for OKEECHOBEE County, Florida wherein THE BANK OF NEW YORK, AS TRUSTEE FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE CERTIFICATEHOLDERS, CWABS, INC., ASSET-BACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2007-5ES, SERIES 2007-5 is the Plaintiff and YOANI ABREU; YAIMA ARILLO; MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INCORPORATED, AS NOMINEE FOR COUNTRYWIDE FINANCIAL CORPORATION; are the Defendants, The Clerk of the Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM, 2ND FLOOR, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY JUDICIAL CENTER, 312 N.W. 3RD STREET, OKEECHOBEE, FLORIDA 34972 at 11:00AM, on the 7th day of August, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: LOT 1, SUNSET ACRES UNIT 1, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 5 PAGES 80 AND 81, PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. A/K/A 1637 SW 67TH DRIVE, OKEECHOBEE, FL 34974 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must le a claim within sixty (60) days after the sale. WITNESS MAY HAND and the seal of this Court on May 9, 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 F08074613 COUNTRY-CONV B/C-Team 6 F08074613 **See Americans with Disabilities Act Florida Rules of Judicial Administration Rule 2.540 Notices to Persons With Disabilities If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 47-2012-CA-000026 GREEN TREE SERVICING LLC Plaintiff, v. MAYA ROGEL; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF MAYA ROGEL; UNKNOWN TENANT 1; UNKNOWN TENANT 2; AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST THE ABOVE NAMED DEFENDANT(S), WHO (IS/ARE) NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIM AS HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, LIENORS, CREDITORS, TRUSTEES, SPOUSES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS; OAK TREE PLACE HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC. Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to the Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated April 25, 2013, in this cause, I will sell the property situated in OKEECHOBEE County, Florida, described as: UNIT D OF DWELLING STRUCTURE 20, OAK TREE PLACE, TOGETHER WITH THE LAND IMMEDIATELY UNDERLYING SAID UNIT, AS DESCRIBED AND DEPICTED IN DECLARATION OF PARTY FACILITIES AND PROTECTIVE COVENANTS FOR OAK TREE PLACE, AS RECORDED IN OFFICIAL RECORDS BOOK 260, PAGE 999 AND AMENDMENT THERETO AS RECORDED IN OFFICIAL RECORDS BOOK 261, PAGE 1405, AND IN OFFICIAL RECORD BOOK 303, PAGE 1083, AND ANY AND ALL AMENDMENTS THERETO, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. a/k/a 2355 S.W. 28TH ST. APT. 20D, OKEECHOBEE, FL 34974-5718 at public sale on August 7, 2013, at eleven o’clock a.m., in the Jury Assembly Room on the Second Floor of the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, located at 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida to the highest bidder for cash, except as prescribed in paragraph 4, in accordance with Section 45.031, Florida Statutes. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must le a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated at Okeechobee, Florida, this 9th day of May, 2013. Sharon Robertson Clerk of the Circuit Court BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk DOUGLAS C. ZAHM, P.A. 12425 28th Street North, Suite 200 St. Petersburg, FL 33716 (727) 536-4911 phone (727) 539-1094 fax If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Corrie Johnson, ADA Coordinator, 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. 445200 ON 7/10,17,2013 proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Corrie Johnson, ADA Coordinator, 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. 445135 ON 7/10,17/2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION Case No.: 47-2010-CA-000289 HSBC BANK USA, N.A., AS TRUSTEE ON BEHALF OF ACE SECURITIES CORP. HOME EQUITY LOAN TRUST AND FOR THE REGISTERED HOLDERS OF ACE SECURITIES CORP. HOME EQUITY LOAN TRUST, SERIES 2006-HE2, ASSET BACKED PASSTHROUGH CERTIFICATES Plaintiff, v. DAVID P BARRON SR; DEBORAH A BARRON; UNKNOWN TENANT #1; UNKNOWN TENANT #2; ALL OTHER UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING INTERESTS BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST A NAMED DEFENDANT(S) WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAME UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS, Defendants, NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Non-Jury Trial dated April 25, 2013, entered in Civil Case No.: 247-2010-CA-000289, of the Circuit Court of the Nineteenth Judicial Circuit in and for Okeechobee County, Florida, wherein HSBC BANK USA, N.A., AS TRUSTEE ON BEHALF OF ACE SECURITIES CORP. HOME EQUITY LOAN TRUST AND FOR THE REGISTERED HOLDERS OF ACE SECURITIES CORP. HOME EQUITY LOAN TRUST, SERIES 2006-HE2, ASSET BACKED PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES, is Plaintiff, and DAVID P BARRON SR; DEBORAH A BARRON; UNKNOWN TENANT #1; UNKNOWN TENANT #2; ALL OTHER UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING INTERESTS BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST A NAMED DEFENDANT(S) WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAME UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS, are Defendants. SHARON ROBERTSON, the Clerk of Court shall sell to the highest bidder for cash at 11:00 a.m., in the Jury Assembly Room, 2nd Floor, at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 312 North West 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida, 34972 on the 7th day of August, 2013 the following described real property as set forth in said Final Summary Judgment, to wit: THE EAST ONE-HALF (E 1/2) OF LOT 33 AND ALL OF LOT 34, OKEECHOBEE ESTATES, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 20, PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY FLORIDA A.P.N. #: 3-22-37-35-0290-00000-0330 This property is located at the Street address of: 808 South East 11th Street, Okeechobee, FL 34974. If you are a person claiming a right to funds remaining after the sale, you must le a claim with the clerk no later than 60 days after the sale. If you fail to le a claim you will not be entitled to any remaining funds. After 60 days, only the owner of record as of the date of the lis pendens may claim the surplus. WITNESS my hand and the seal of the court on May 9th, 2013. SHARON ROBERTSON CLERK OF THE COURT BY: SANDRA L. CREECH 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 DEPUTY CLERK Attorney for Plaintiff: Elizabeth R. Wellborn, P.A. 350 Jim Moran Blvd, Suite 100 Deer eld Beach, FL 33442 Telephone: (954) 354-3544 Facsimile: (954) 354-3545 IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT, If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Corrie Johnson, ADA Coordinator, 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. 445196 ON 7/10,17/2013 Find it faster. Sell it sooner in the classifieds READING A NEWSPAPER...makes you a more informed and interesting person. No wonder readers are more successful!

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18 Okeechobee News July 10, 2013 Special to the Okeechobee News The Florida Department of Health (DOH) in Okeechobee County cautions those who swim frequently in Florida’s lakes and rivers during w arm temperatures about the possible presence of Naegleria fowleri. Contact with this amoeba is rare, but targets a person’s brain and usually results in death. Adverse health effects on humans can be prevented by avoiding nasal contact with the w aters, since the amoeba enters through the nasal passages. Though there are only 123 reported cases since 1962, Naegleria fowleri or “brain-eating amoeba,” can cause Primary Amebic Meningoencephalitis (PAM) disease which usually leads to death once infected. As a precaution, health of cials recommend the following:  Avoid water-related activities in bodies of warm freshwater, hot springs, and thermally polluted w ater such as water around power plants.  Avoid water-related activities in warm freshwater during periods of high water temperature and low w ater levels.  Hold the nose shut or use nose clips when taking part in waterrelated activities in bodies of warm freshwater such as lakes, rivers, or hot springs.  Avoid digging in or stirring up the sediment while taking part in water-related activities in shallow, warm freshwater areas.  Please note exposure to the amoeba may also occur when using neti pots to rinse your sinuses of cold/allergy-related congestion with un ltered tap water. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) advises you to clean these devices thoroughly after every use and lter the water before placing it in the pot. If you experience any of these symptoms after swimming in any warm body of water, contact your health care provider immediately: headache, fever, nausea, disorientation, vomiting, stiff neck, seizures, loss of balance, or hallucinations. It is essential to seek medical attention right away, as PAM usually becomes fatal within ve days of exposure. Remember, this disease is rare and smart prevention strategies can allow for a safe and relaxing summer swim season. For the latest information about the amoeba please visit the CDC’s website at http://www.cdc.gov/ parasites/naegleria/general.html. To nd out more about the use of neti pots, visit http://www.fda.gov/ ForConsumers/ConsumerUpdates/ ucm316375.htm The Florida Department of Health works to protect, promote and improve the health of all people in Florida through integrated state, county, and community efforts. W arm waters can carry deadly health risk Special to the Okeechobee NewsFire departments train togetherOkeechobee County Fire/Rescue and the Okeechobee City Fire Department participate in training together. Recent training included work on radio communications, Mayday calls for help and radio communications and operations, Rapid Intervention Team (RIT) training for rescue of trapped personnel and air emergency supply hook ups. Training involved 48 combat personnel, three command staff members and 12 volunteers. Training took place over six days and two nights during the month of May for a total of 32 hours of joint training between the two departments. Federated Republican Women’s Club to meetThe Okeechobee County Federated Republican Women’s Club is proud to announce guest speaker State Committeeman and School Board member, Joe Arnold, whom will be giving a presentation, as well as answering questions about the new state adopted “Common Core” standards. This affects every child currently in school, and is going to be a meeting you do not want to miss. Please join us on Monday, July 29 at Cowboy’s in the Bull Pen at 6 p.m. with a half hour social before the presentation begins at 6:30 p.m.

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Special to the Okeechobee News The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) will host a series of public meetings in July to help shape the future of deer management in Zone A of south Florida. “We are working on an exciting project to establish deer management units (DMUs) throughout Florida,” said Cory Morea, the FWC’s Deer Management Program coordinator. “We are moving to a new model of deer management in the state in which hunters and other stakeholders will have a greater impact on deer management decisions.” DMUs will, where needed, divide the state into smaller geographic areas where deer population characteristics are similar. Right now, the state is divided into four management zones that are used to set hunting season dates based on deer breeding chronology. One DMU is proposed for Zone A, which w ould include all or portions of Broward, Charlotte, Collier, Miami-Dade, DeSoto, Glades, Hendry, Highlands, Lee, Martin, Monroe, Okeechobee and Palm Beach counties. The new DMUs are intended to allow the FWC more exibility with deer management based upon the deer population, habitat conditions and public preference within each of the units. “We surveyed hunters, farmers and other members of the public to determine attitudes and opinions regarding deer management, and we will be sharing the results of that survey at the public meetings. We will present information on the DMU model and will be gathering public input on deer management preferences,” said Morea. “We are also proposing a change for the northern boundary of Zone A so that it better matches the breeding chronology of the deer.” For people who cannot attend any of the meetings, there will be other opportunities to learn about this project and provide input. “We have information on our website and we will accept comments online,” said Morea, adding that public input will determine what changes may be made in managing deer, based on public preference. “Of course, we wouldn’t do anything to risk the sustainability of this valuable public resource, but deer densities and other deer management preferences, such as antler regulations, can be adjusted to accommodate public preferences using the DMU model.” A technical assistance group (TAG), composed of members of the public, will be established to review all available public comments and make recommendations to the FWC on the DMU within Zone A. The public meetings and the TAG will be facilitated by a third-party vendor, Normandeau Associates, which will submit a summary report to the FWC. TAG members will be chosen based upon their expertise, their representation of an important interest group, and their willingness to dedicate some time to better deer management in Zone A. Anyone interested will be able to apply for TAG membership at the public meetings or on the FWC’s website. More information about the meetings, the proposed DMUs and the Technical Assistance Group and meeting information is available online at MyFWC.com/Deer. Clic k on “Deer Management Units.” Meeting times and locations:  July 15, 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the International Game Fish Association, 300 Gul f Stream Way, Dania Beach, FL 33004.  July 16, 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the John Bo y Auditorium, 1200 South WC Owens Ave., Clewiston, FL 33440.  July 17, 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Edison State College, Building U, Room 102; 8099 College Parkway, Fort Myers, FL 33919 If you cannot make the public meetings, you can attend a webinar that will provide information about the new DMU plans for south Florida. One webinar is July 23 from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., and the other is July 25 from 1 to 2 p.m. Additional details will be posted online soon. For more information, contact Cor y Morea at 850-617-9487. 19 Okeechobee News July 10, 2013 Public input sought on deer management plan Special to the Okeechobee News/ FWCThis map shows the areas that will be used for better deer breading.

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Congratulations to Lloyd Keef (Middle) for 31 years of service to McArthur Farms. He started with Charles McArthur at the barn on Hwy 70 where Larson is now then moved to the current location on 441 N. during the early 70s. He started milking cows then moved to feeding them. He also worked as a cowboy and “nally retired from his last job as fence crew foreman. Pictured with him are Maintenance Mgr., Jerry Garza (Left) and VP of operations, John Gilliland (Right). LLOYD KEEF ACHIEVEMENT 20 Okeechobee News July 10, 2013 Special to the Okeechobee NewsSpecial athletes from three counties competed in the Special STARS District Bowling competition on Saturday, June 29, at Coz’s Bowling Center. The event opened with the Lake Placid Elks Lodge presenting the ag while Marti Capodiferro, of Lake Placid, sang the national anthem. Bowlers competed in singles, doubles, teams and ramps. Medals and ribbons were presented and a lunch was served after the competition. Cracker Trail 4-H Club assisted with the awards. During the event, Highlands County took home 31 medals while Okeechobee won 17 medals and Hardee took 15 medals. There were 70 athletes competing. Highlands won ve gold, 15 silver and 11 bronze medals. Okeechobee had 12 gold and ve silver medals. Hardee had ve gold, eight silver and two bronze medals. Amazingly enough, Okeechobee only came w ith 17 athletes and every one of them returned home with a medal around their neck. This included their gold medal team of six bowlers— Joseph Berry, Nathan Perdue, David Westgate, Joe Borg, Mike Spelts and Tom Gorney. They bowled two games with a total of 1,759 with their handicap. Highlands County had two teams that bowled against them in the competition but they received silver and bronze. The Highlands County silver medal winning team consisted of Gerald Bass, Eddie Thomas, Katie Gibson, Travis Moss, Greg Robinson and John Smith. They had a 1,690 score. The bronze winners were Eva Monk, Ricky Marino, Larry Rivers, Annie Horn, Beth Horn and Nicole Lewis. They had a 1,610 score. In doubles, Okeechobee once again swept the eld taking rsts. Jodi Main and Rhonda Crews took rst in their division while Joanna Austin and Roger Smith won rst in their bracket. Kandi McFarland and Ashley Berry, of Okeechobee, teamed up in assisted ramps to win gold. Okeechobee also won silver in doubles with Jessica Roby and Sara Jo Hill in one heat and Connie Doyle and Steve Kotch in another. Hardee County’s Jack Garnett and Lewis Simpson won bronze in doubles. Highlands County’s Jacqueline Furry and Becky Anders also won bronze in their division of doubles. In unassisted ramps, Highlands County athletes Tony Bock and Alan Kufnowski took gold while Hugh Sims and William Dickson won silver. Tim Johnson and Jim Kent eld, of Highlands, won silver in assisted ramp doubles. Other Highlands County athletes who won gold were Beth Blanchard in singles and Edrei Lopez in bumper bowling. Silver medalists were Robert Lengyel, Billy Owens, Tammy Furman, Emily Harrison and Carlita Hawkins. Bronze medalists were Brian Harrison, Helen a Spies and Carl Smith. Other Hardee County athletes taking home gold medals were Ronald Cottrill, Edwin Suggett, Kevin Wyche, Beatrice Van and Carolyn McClemore. Silver medalists were Ruth Whit eld and Robert Greer. Bronze medalists were LeMichael Harris, Lisa Tuell, Susan Egnoski, Robert Jetzer, Mike Webb and Bruce Brummett. Ronnie Crews, of Okeechobee, won silver in the singles. Special STARS provides sports and recreational services for children and adults with physical and mental disabilities. Special athletes compete in STARS District Bowling Special to the Okeechobee NewsSpecial STARS bowler Kandi McFarland pushes her ball off the ramp during district bowling competition on June 29. She and her partner Ashley Berry placed rst in assisted ramp bowling. Special to the Okeechobee NewsThere were 17 Special STARS bowlers traveling from Okeechobee to Highlands County on June 29 to compete in the district bowling competition in Lake Placid. All 17 athletes returned home with either gold, silver or bronze medals.