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Judge ends 5-year probation of former OCSO detective ... Page 8 Wednesday, July 31, 2013 50¢ Plus tax V ol. 104 No. 91 15.78 feetLast Year: 12.13 feet Lake Levels See page 4 for information about how to contact this newspaper. Higher state standards mean district gets a ‘D’By Charles M. MurphyOkeechobee News Okeechobee Schools warned last week that the school grades would be lower this year. Still, when grades were released by the Florida Department of Education it was a shock to many educators. “When we got the grades, were weren’t totally surprised but seeing the actual grades was a disappointment,” Assistant Superintendent Joni Ard said, “We work very, very hard in this district for our students to succeed academically and it was very disappointing to see our grades dropped.” All Okeechobee schools earned letter grades that were worse than 2011-2012. Central Elementary, South Elementary, Yearling Middle earned a C, Seminole Elementary a C, and Osceola Middle School a C grade. North Elementary and Everglades Elementary earned D grades. The Okeechobee Freshman Campus was the only school to maintain performance, with a B grade this year. As a district, Okeechobee earned a grade of D. Okeechobee schools grades drop Sen. Grimsley accepts top post with Florida Hospital ... Page 15 Okeechobee News/ Katrina ElskenCattle drive honors National Day of the American CowboyOkeechobee County celebrated the National Day of the American Cowboy on Saturday with a cattle drive through downtown Okeechobee, followed by two ranch rodeos at the Okeechobee Agri-Civic Center. For more, see page 22. See SCHOOL — Page 5

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 florida.newszap.com Check out these new features: • Daily Local News Updates • New interactive and easy to navigate format • Plus much, much more!Come see for yourself! Always on Top of the JobŽRe-Roofing Specialists€ Metal & Shingle Roofs € Flats & Leaks Repair FREE ESTIMATES863-357-3838State Lic.#CCC1327338 2 Okeechobee News July 31, 2013 Okeechobee News/ Katrina ElskenLifetime Honorary Member Florida Sheriffs AssociationSeacoast National Bank was honored by the Florida Sheriffs Association during the National Day of the American Cowboy Celebration at the Agri-Civic Center on Saturday. Seacoast, a sponsor of the Sheriffs Shoot Out at Quail Creek, recently donated $5,000 to the Florida Sheriffs Youth Ranches. Pictured with members of the Florida Sheriff’s Youth (FSYR) Ranch Riding Ranchers are FSYR Farm Manager Jeff Parker (second from left), Okeechobee County Sheriff Paul May ( fth from left), Seacoast National Bank Branch Manager Jon Geitner (sixth from left), Seacoast National Bank Branch Manager Melody Hodges (seventh from left) and Colleen Lockwood of FSYR (eighth from left). Today: Partly cloudy with thunderstorms and rain showers in the afternoon. Fog early. High of 88F with a heat index of 93F. Winds from the East at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 30%. Tonight: Partly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm and a chance of rain. Fog overnight. Low of 72F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 20%.Extended ForecastThursday: Partly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm and a chance of rain, then thunderstorms and rain showers in the afternoon. High of 88F with a heat index of 93F. Winds from the SSE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 50%. Thursday Night: Partly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm and a chance of rain. Fog overnight. Low of 72F. Winds from the SE at 5 to 10 mph. Friday: Partly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm and rain in the afternoon. High of 88F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 30%. Friday Night: Partly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm and rain. Low of 73F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 60%. Okeechobee Forecast Donate blood at these locationsWhile 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. Friday, Aug. 9 – Publix, 2–7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 16 – Walgreen’s, 1–6 p.m. Friday, Aug. 16 – Walmart, 11 a.m.–7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 17 – Walmart, 11 a.m.–7 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 18 – Golden Corral, 11 a.m.–4 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 18 – Walmart, 11 a.m.–7 p.m.

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Seven Riding Ranchers from the Florida Sheriffs Youth Ranch were among the participants in the Okeechobee Day of the American Cowboy Cattle Drive. Okeechobee County Sheriff Paul May, w ho is on the board of directors for the Florida Sheriffs Youth Ranches, has invited the boys to participate in the Day of the Cowboy celebration for the past six years. The Ranchers chosen to represent the Florida Sheriffs Youth Ranches are participants in the Boys Ranch farm activity program. Farm activities include general farm maintenance such as fence mending, hay baling and caring for the cattle and horses. Riding Ranchers also learn horseback riding and roping skills. Selection to attend Okeechobee National Day of the American Cowboy was a reward to the boys who have w orked the hardest and demonstrated good behavior. The boys actively contribute to the care and maintenance of the horses. The Ranchers are required to know how to properly load the horse trailer, wash and groom the horses and make sure the tack is clean and in order. The boys know they are to be on their best behavior as they represent the Florida Sheriffs Boys Ranch, the Sheriffs of Florida and the donors that have made their lives on the Ranch possible. Ranch representative Coleen Lockwood said working on the farm is a privilege at the Ranch. Boys Ranch Farm Manager Jeff Parker said the boys look forward to coming to Okeechobee and work hard to be among those chosen for the honor. The arrived in town in time to attend a program by Gordie Peer at the Okeechobee County Public Library on Thursday. Mr. Peer is a former star of wild west shows and was a stuntman in Western movies. The boys also enjoyed a visit to Eli’s W estern Wear, “Mr. Jaybird (Crews) probably doesn’t work as hard all year as when w e come,” said Mr. Parker. “Mr. Jaybird” cleaned the boys cowboy hats and “helped them out on the prices” of merchandise, said Sheriff May. The boys were guests of honor at the Okeechobee Cattlemen’s Dinner on Friday. A fter learning about the Cattlemen’s efforts to x up the old rodeo arena, they made plans to come back one weekend to volunteer their labor. For one of the boys, Jamie, the trip had a special meaning, as he went home with braces on his teeth, courtesy of Dr. David Wemmer. “I found out about three months ago that one of the boys needed braces,” said Sheriff May. “I contacted Dr. Wemmer and he donated his services.” He said Dr. Wemmer is taking care of the entire expense until the braces come off. He said the boys love coming to Okeechobee and the people here have been kind and supportive. “On Thursday, we took them to eat at Pogey’s Restaurant,” the sheriff said. “When we got ready to leave, we were told another customer found out who they were and paid the bill.” “Sheriff Paul May spoils the boys,” said Mr. Parker. “He’s very proud of them.” Each of the boys was asked to name his favorite part of the Day of the American Cowboy visit. “The advice and wisdom Mr. Gordie (Peer) shared with me,” said Wyatt. “Doing all the rodeo stuff,” said Joe. “I’d have to say the food,” said Craig, adding “I liked Mr. Gordie too.” “Gettin’ my braces xed,” said David. “The food,” said Jason. “Spending quality time with each other,” said Jamie. (“A future politician,” noted Mr. Parker.) “The porterhouse steak!” said Sean.More about the Sheriffs Youth RanchesThe Florida Sheriffs Youth Ranches, Inc. is the parent organization of the Florida Sheriffs Boys Ranch. The ranch started with a discussion by two sheriffs discussing a pair of teenagers who had robbed a convenience store. The sheriffs wanted a way to reach “at-risk” children before they got involved in something that put them into the criminal justice system. The Youth Ranches is a charitable, non-pro t corporation with a mission to prevent delinquency and develop strong, lawful, resilient, and productive citizens who will make a positive contribution to their communities for years to come. The Florida Sheriffs Association founded the Florida Sheriffs Boys Ranch in 1957. That evolved into the Florida Sheriffs Youth Ranches, Inc. To date, more than 100,000 boys and girls have been served. Most of the kids at the ranch come from urban areas. All youth must be residents of Florida and be between the ages of 8 and 18. The candidate must not be a serious or habitual juvenile offender. They must be in good physical health and have no severe personality problems that would endanger themselves or others. They must agree to attend religious activities and have the potential to perform in the public school system or alternative educational program. Youth must have willingness and motivation to work on personal problems and have no alcohol or drug dependency. Also, they must be recommended by the sheriff in their county o f residence. The average length of stay is around 14 months. The program tries to reunite youth with their families, if possible. If there is no family, the youth may remain at the ranch until age 18. Families are asked to contribute to the support of their children to the extent the y are able to do so. This is determined and documented in a written agreement drawn up at the time the youngster is admitted to residential care. No child, however, has ever been turned away because of a family’s inability to pay. This type of family support payments are only a very small percentage of Youth Ranches income. Charitable donations are the largest source of income for the ranches. If you are interested in donating to the Florida Sheriffs Youth Ranches, please call Colleen Lockwood at 386-688-4336 or 1-800-765-3797. Visit their website at www. youthranches.org for more details. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 BOGO For It!Go “nd Buy One Get One Free savings all over the store. Check our ads for new deals every week. publix.com/save Residential Commercial FREE EstimatesRoofing with the name you trust!Licensed and Insured St. Lic. CCC046939Dont make a Mistake! Call Big Lake 863-763-ROOF (7663) & REPAIRSROOFING 3 Okeechobee News July 31, 2013 Sheriffs Youth Ranch boys participate in Day of Cowboy Special to the Okeechobee NewsDr. David Wemmer and Dental Assistant Edith McDuf e work on Jamie's teeth while Florida Sheriffs Youth Ranch Farm Manager Jeff Parker and Sheriff Paul May observe.

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Common Core Here we go again. Dumbing down our educational system to put everyone on the s ame level. The Common Core proposal is designed to put all students in the U.S. on t he same track. Every student would learn exactly the same thing at the same grade level. There is no proposal in it for the gifted s tudent nor the slightly behind student. The gifted student would be forced to learn at the level of the average student and the slightly b ehind student would never have a chance of catching up. This is a one hat ts all and as w e all know, no two students learn alike or at the same pace. All the government is doing is trying to make good little soldiers out of our children. The school system is the best w ay in the world to teach what the government wants them to know so that they can b e molded into rubber stamp robots who w on’t have the knowledge or back bone to s tand up and say no more.  The writing is on the wall. They want more parents to home school children. It w ill be much cheaper on the government. W ith modern technology it is getting much easier. Online instructors and everything. As for those that choose not to home school, t hose few will drop out or just get the basic education. Sad, but that is how I see it.  I’m thinking this is going to be another “No Child Left Behind” faux pas which is going to do nothing but waste tax money, t eacher’s time, and line pockets. A ggravation Center The Agri-Civic Center was a disaster from the beginning. It is an embarrassment t o the community that we have graduation in a barn with the rain blowing in and the kids walking in dirt. It is not suitable for conc erts. You can’t use it for a good part of the y ear because it is too hot. The taxpayers are s tuck with this money pit.County commission Mrs. Raulerson should run for a commissioner seat! Her assessment and advice to the commission was spot on.  Most of those in power do not want growth. If anything they want it back the way it was 30 years ago. The large landowners and elite families ruled this town and are losing the grip. Urban sprawl will happen, it’s only a matter of when.Buildings Words cannot express how angry I am to open the Sunday newspaper and see this under public notices: ‘Request for Quali cations Architectural Consulting Services for the proposed Okeechobee County Road Department OFFICE BUILDING AND FUEL STATION CANOPY.” Spend another $150,000+/to have an architectural rm draw up plans to build another building that we CANNOT AFFORD?  On many occasions in the past, comments by the “governmental” representatives and elected of cials imply that “no one” from the public was present, or no-one raised an objection, etc., when matters that affect our livelihood are discussed, or worse, actions taken. The vast majority of our citizens are hard working folks who, if given the chance to “participate,” as in attend these so-called “public” meetings, would certainly cause the board to consider the public “will” over their own interests. I believe that the issue of the county government making decisions with reasonable and valid public input has been discussed before at some time in the past. To be sure, the Board of County Commissioners seems to comply with the minimum requirements for public hearings, Sunshine laws, etc. But the fact of the matter should be rather clear to all of us: The board holds their meetings when the vast majority of the affected citizens cannot be present, cannot be recognized, and certainly cannot be counted when it comes to lawful participation. Just how are the poor struggling citizens going to take time off from work during the day to participate? Not practical, and sadly, not going to happen; and the county elected of cials and administrators know it. My, Oh My! How convenient!  The question, of course, is why does the board, among other governmental organizations, do their business when the affected citizens are excluded by virtue of their economic situation requiring them to work to provide for their families? Main Street says thanksOkeechobee Main Street would like to extend a special “Thank-You” to everyone who supported, participated, attended and volunteered for the 2013 National Day of the American Cowboy event. This national event is celebrated on the fourth Saturday in July, and, despite the heat, this one day event was a huge success. Many enjoyed the cattle drive through the streets of Okeechobee, the Ranch Rodeo and various festivities held at the Agri-Civic Center. A crowd of over 3,000 people enjoyed outstanding BBQ, fair treats and an opportunity to purchase specialty items from the different vendors. OKMS would like to recognize our partner in the event, the Cattlemen’s Association, who sponsored the Cattle Drive, Horse Sale and Ranch Rodeos. Thanks to the President of the Cattlemen’s Association, Todd Clemons for his assistance and support for this event. BIG congratulations to the Ranch Rodeo winners. OKMS would like to extend a huge thanks to our Platinum Sponsors for this event: Okeechobee Dodge, Chrysler, Jeep, Ram, Treasure Coast Dermatology Ft. Pierce, Gilbert Chevrolet, and the Seminole Tribe. Thanks also to our Gold Sponsors: American Drilling Services, Labor Finders, Ameriprise, Buxton/Bass Funeral Home, Everglades Farm Equipment, Florida Public Utilities, GM “Hoot” Worley, Jones Supply, Tire Kingdom, and Total Roadside Service. We also appreciate our Silver/Bronze Sponsors: Grow ‘n Grass Spreader Service, Quail Creek Plantation, Daniels Plumbing, 101 RanchHaynes and Susan Williams, Pete and Susan Clemons, Center State Bank, Century 21, Eli’s Trailer Sales, Florida Outdoors RV, Harbor Community, Larson Dairy, MidFlorida Credit Union, Okeechobee Livestock Market, PNC, Syfrett Feed, Tobacco Free Florida, Marcum and Associates, and Toni’s Chic Boutique. Special Thanks to Eli’s Western Wear for the donation of the buckles for the Ranch Rodeos. OKMS relies on the support of the community, including the countless volunteer hours provided by our members. We could not have done it without the following individuals: Frank DeCarlo, John Creasman, Maureen Burroughs, Toni Doyle, Shelly Doyle, Cheryl Daniels, Diane Davies, Raye Deusinger, Dowling Watford, Terry Burroughs, Angie Grif n, Rock Turgeon, Jayce Fitzwater, Cindy Birdashaw, Pam Peppers, Susan Giddings, Casey Rogers, John Sacra, Cindy Bolinger, Steven Kayda, Candace Pope, Olivia Hartwell, Logan Evans, Mar k and Paulette Bragel, Olivia Bulanda, Blanch a Ochoa, Destani Whaley and many more. We have great appreciation for our advertising partners -the Okeechobee News, WOKC Radio and the Pennysaver -who consistently go out of their way to suppor t and promote our functions. Thank you to our banner and sign maker Laura Dickens owner/operator of Silver Spur Signs for such a terri c job. Our nal BIG THANKS goes to the staf f of the Okeechobee Agri-Civic Center, th e Okeechobee County Commissioners and th e Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Departmen t for their assistance and support throughou t the entire event. Special appreciation is du e to the Board of Okeechobee Main Street and our Corporate SponsorsBank of America, Syfrett Feed Company, Okeechobee th e Magazine, Seacoast National Bank, TD Bank, Big Lake Cancer Center, Raulerson Hospital, and One Blood without whom non e of our activities would be possible! Thanks Okeechobee for your continued support o f Okeechobee Main Street! Thank You! Sharie Turgeon, Executive Director Okeechobee Main Street July 31, 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! Okeechobee News/ Katrina ElskenMounted ag bearers led the cattle drive in Okeechobee on the National Day of the American Cowboy.

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Many newspaper owners have a hidden agendaŽ „ whether it is political, economic or to promote the publishers cronies. Not us. Were owned by a unique non-profit journalistic trust. Our ONLY mission is to provide the information and understanding citizens need to make intelligent decisions about public issues. In doing so, we strive to report the news with honesty, accuracy, fairness, objectivity, fearlessness and compassion. How are we doing? Let us know by emailing feedback@newszap.com or calling your editor.Community Service Through Journalism 5 Okeechobee News July 31, 2013 Assistant Superintendent Joni Ard said most schools did as well or actually improve their performance but that didn’t show because standards were tougher. The number of Okeechobee students deemed pro cient in reading remained at 46 percent. The number of students pro cient in math increased from 47 to 51 percent. Students at grade level in science increased from 35 to 46 percent. Still it wasn’t enough as most schools did not have enough students show learning gains, especially in the lower 25 percent of performing students. Writing scores also took a hit. The standards for grade level increased from a score of 3.0 to 3.5 and the number of students at grade level went down 33 percent from 74 to 41 percent. Overall as a district, students performing in the lowest 25 percent went down by four percent in reading but made a four-point gain in math scores. Mrs. Ard said there were other areas of improvement as she noted the improvement in math and science. She noted the state took into account English language learners and exceptional education students in the statistics on learning gains. “We did have bright points. The Okeechobee Achievement Academy usually struggles, but students there maintained the progress that would have been expected of them at their home school,” she added. Ms. Ard said they do not blame the school administration for the lower grades. At North Elementary for example, the number of students who were satisfactory or above was the same. The problem was not enough students showed learning gains. “Administrators are absolutely not to blame. Blame is a tough word to use. We will look at the data and analyze it and do what we feel is best for the needs of the school going forward,” she added. The Okeechobee Freshman Campus earned accolades for the B grade. Ms. Ard said Okeechobee actually improved their ranking in the state from 61st to 57th. They also fared well with other Heartland area schools. Okeechobee was ranked higher than Hendry, Hardee and Desoto counties but ranked behind St. Lucie, Highlands and Glades counties. Ms. Ard said she felt Okeechobee really is not a D district and should be able to raise that letter grade in future years, “We are very committed to continue to strive to achieve excellence. We have had disappointments in the past but we learned from them, struggled back and we achieved. We’ll work real hard to do that again,” she added. The district grade for Glades County schools stood at C. Moore Haven Elementary earned a C, and West Glades K-8 School earned a B. Pemayetv Emahakv Elementary earned an A and Pemayetv Emahakv Middle School earned a B. In western Martin County, Indiantown Middle School earned a B and War eld Elementary remained an A school. SCHOOLContinued From Page 1 OCSO reports indicate all ve cars were unlockedBy Eric KoppOkeechobee News A sheriff’s of ce detective is trying to come up with enough evidence that will help him determine who burglarized ve unlocked vehicles parked in a U.S. 441 S.E. RV resort. According to deputy reports the vehicles were all parked for the night at the Ancient Oaks RV Resort and were burglarized sometime during the night of Sunday, July 28, or the early morning hours of Monday, July 29. All ve cases have been assigned to Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Of ce (OCSO) Detective Howard Pickering. In the rst case, OCSO Deputy Yero Todman was sent to the resort around 8 a.m. where he learned that a titanium-colored .38 caliber revolver had been stolen. The gun was equipped with a crimson trace laser sight, and was being stored in a black holster. Deputy Todman’s report indicated the gun, laser sight and holster, together, had a value of $850. OCSO Deputy Cari Arnold was called to the resort around noon on Monday where she talked to three more victims. As with the rst victim, all three of these vehicles had been left unlocked. Although someone had gone through the glove box of one car and tossed papers around inside the vehicle, nothing was stolen other than a bag of Skittles candy and the title to the vehicle. In a second burglary, Deputy Arnold said someone broke into a vehicle and took about $3 in coins. However, the interlopers took a radar detector, sunglasses and a window punch from a third vehicle. The value of those items was set at $475, stated Deputy Arnold’s report. OCSO Deputy Matt Hurst was called back to the resort later on Monday afternoon and was told about another break-in where burglars took an ACER laptop computer, jewelers glasses and a cheap pair of sunglasses. Deputy Hurst indicated in his report that these items had a total value of $655. Deputy Todman stated in his report that he was able to recover some latent ngerprints from the burglarized vehicle. He also found a plastic bag that had been taken from the glove box, and has turned that over to crime scene technicians to be processed for prints. If anyone has information regarding these burglaries, they are asked to contact Detective Pickering at 863-763-3117. Evidence sought in car burglaries Okeechobee News/ Eric KoppSeven injured in ve vehicle crashSeven people were injured in a ve-vehicle accident on State Road 710 near the Red Top Dairy on Tuesday around noon. S.R. 710 was closed from S.E. 40th Avenue to County Road 15A for more than three hours while emergency of cials took care of the accident victims and cleared the debris. Five accident victims involved in the vehicle crash were transported to Raulerson Hospital in Okeechobee County and two victims were own to Lawnwood Regional Medical Center in Ft. Pierce. As of newspaper deadline Tuesday, July 30, names and details were not yet available. The accident is under investigation by the Florida Highway Patrol.

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E agles to host dinnerCypress Hut Eagles 4509 will serve a pork c hop dinner on Wednesday, July 31 by C arla and Debbie and on Thursday, Aug. 1, a country fried steak dinner by Dennis. The p ublic is invited both days. Dinner is served s tarting at 5 p.m. Proceeds from these events g o to community and national charity funds. F or more information, please call Cypress H ut Eagles at 863-467-1154. C hristmas party is July 31The Brahma Bull Restaurant & Lounge, 2 405 U.S. 441 S.E., will hold their second a nnual Christmas In July party on Wednesd ay, July 31 We are collecting unwrapped t oys, new clothes and money to purchase p resents for the children of Okeechobee for C hristmas. The toys and clothes are for any c hild under the age of 12, for either a boy o r girl. The party will start at 8 p.m. and eve ryone is invited. Anyone wishing to make a d onation can drop it off at the Brahma Bull, o r you can call Yvonne at 863-467-0050 and a rrange for a pick-up. Thank you in advance O keechobee, for your generous donations f or the children.Support group to meetA Parkinson’s Support Group will be held W ednesday, July 31, at 6 p.m. at The Herit age Assisted Living Facility located at 608 N .E. Second Ave. (behind Rita’s furniture). T he speaker will be Muhammad Noorudd in, physical therapist, from New American P hysical Therapy. In the meeting we will p rovide free adult care and have discussions o n how to make a difference with family and c aregiver support, while exchanging experie nces of Parkinson’s. Light refreshments will b e served and day care services will be prov ided during the session at no cost. There i s no charge to attend and it is open to the p ublic, family, and patients. For information, c all 863-763-1700. L earn to manage diabetesRaquel Cordoves, a certi ed diabetes e ducator, will be at Welcome House Drop-in C enter, 1925 U.S. 441 S.E., on Friday, Aug. 2 a t 11 a.m. She will provide expert advice on d iabetes, the importance of checking blood s ugar levels, what is A1C and how it affects t he blood sugar, meal planning and exercisi ng, information on medical tests, and basic i nformation on the types of medications. T his service is open to the public and no app ointment is necessary. For information, call 8 63-467-1026.Eagles to host steak dinnerThe Eagles North, 9985 U.S. 441 N., brings back the 16 oz. steak or sh on Friday, Aug. 2 from 5:30 p.m. 9 p.m. with music by Michael and Naomi, who play great dance music. On Saturday, Aug. 3, card bingo is at 5:30 p.m. On Tuesday, Aug. 6, bingo is at 1 p.m. On Wednesday, Aug. 7, bingo is at 5:30 p.m. Proceeds go to the FOE 4137 community bene t fund.VFW to host washer tossBig Lake VFW Post 10539, will have a washer toss on Friday, Aug. 2, starting at 2 p.m. Kitchen opens at 5 p.m. On Saturday, Aug. 3, burgers and hot dogs will be served at noon. Music at 3 p.m. at the pavilion. On Sunday, Aug. 4, starting at 10 a.m. there will be a round table with VFW Hobe Sound Post 10132. Music at 3 p.m. outside on the pavilion. Sunday, Aug. 11, the post and Ladies Auxiliary meetings are at noon. Steak shoot bingo starts at 2 p.m. For information, call 863-763-2308.Auxiliary offers dauber bingoThe Ladies Auxiliary to VFW North Post 4423 will start dauber bingo on Saturday, Aug. 3 Please join us at 1 p.m. at the North Post, 300 N.W. 34th St. Proceeds will bene t our Veterans Programs. Bingo will be open to the public.Michael Paul to play locallyMichael Paul, will be coming in August and will play three FREE solo shows. He will be playing at the following: The Shanty (KOA) on Aug. 3 and Aug. 9 from 6 10 p.m.; and, the VFW outside pavilion on Aug. 4 from 3 6 p.m. For information, go to www.facebook.com/michaelpaulsmusic; or, call 561-385-0971.Legion offers Sunday bingoAmerican Legion 64 will host Sunday night Bingo on Aug. 4 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.Volleyball tryouts scheduledOkeechobee High School volleyball coach Taylor Pritchard has scheduled tryouts for the high school team for Tuesday, Aug. 6 through Thursday, Aug. 8. A parent-player meeting has been scheduled for Monday, Aug. 5 at 6 p.m. at the high school gym. Parents are encouraged to attend. Tryouts will be held from 8-11 a.m. at the OHS gym for three days that week. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010Barbara Sue Lucas, 71OKEECHOBEE — Barbara Sue Lucas passed away July 29, 2013. She was born Jan. 27, 1942 in Ewing, Va. to Shulus and Esther Warf. She married David Lucas on Mar. 23, 1962. She came to Okeechobee from Austin, Ind. in 2002. She was a secretary. She was also a member of First Baptist Church of Okeechobee. Mrs. Lucas is survived by her husband, David Lucas; daughter, Shelly Lucas; two sisters, Kay Donnell and Judy Watson both of Scottsburg, Ind. Services will be held at a later date. 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. Denise M. McLoughlin, 51OKEECHOBEE — Denise M. McLoughlin went home to Christ Jesus our Lord and Savior Wednesday morning, July 24, 2013 after a long battle with cancer. She was a beloved wife and mother and member of First Baptist Church of Okeechobee. Denise is survived by her husband, Mr. William “Billy” McLoughlin; brother, Robert L. Ledlow and his wife, Susan Ledlow of Ft. Morgan, Ala.; and daughters, Taira C. Lockwood and her children, Luna Lockwood Faber and Dante Lockwood Faber, Amber Lockwood Creed on all of Port St. Lucie and Rayne M. McLoughlin of California. There will be no formal services. In lieu of owers, you may make a donation to First Baptist Church of Okeechobee or the American Cancer 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. Sandra ‘Sandy’ Collins, 59OKEECHOBEE — Sandra “Sandy” Collins passed away July 27, 2013 at her home. She was born Jan. 22, 1954 in Harlan, Ky. to Dominick and Viola Martin. She came to Okeechobee from Harlan in 1988. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Okeechobee. She enjoyed rescuing dogs, and was a sponsor for OCRA soccer and basketball. Mrs. Collins was preceded in death by her parents; and her son-in-law, Donnie Collins. She is survived by her husband of 29 years, Carlo Collins of Okeechobee; daughter, Angie Cain (John) of Port St. Lucie; son, Mike Brashears, (Jessica) of Okeechobee; granddaughter, Rebecca Brashears; two stepdaughters, Kim Maggard o f Hyden, Ky. and her ve children, Austin, Kaylee, Bradey, Karlee and Gunnar and Heather Collins of London, Ky. and her son, Donavan. A gathering will be held 11 a.m. Fri., Aug. 2, 2013 at Buxton & Bass Okeechobee Funeral Home. A memorial service will follow at 12 p.m. Memorial donations may be made to the family. Those wishing to leave a message of condolence may sign the online register book at www. OkeechobeeFuneralHome.com. All arrangements are entrusted to the care o f Buxton & Bass Okeechobee Funeral Home, 400 North Parrott Avenue, Okeechobee Florid a 34972. Obituaries 6 Okeechobee News July 31, 2013Submit obits to the Okeechobee News by emailing obits@newszap.com. C ommunity Events Brought to you by:“Your Air Conditioning and Plumbing Specialist”863.763.6461Lic#CAC1817236 Roundup planners to meetHelp us save lives. The Okeechobee Blood Roundup, which will be held Nov. 16 and 17, will have a planning meeting Monday, Aug. 5, at 10 a.m. at Lodge at the Lake, 1111 S. Parrott Ave. There are jobs for everyone, both in planning and preparation. For information, call 863-467-2557.Democratic group will meetThe Okeechobee Democratic Executive Committee will meet in a new place, at a new time, on an new day. The ODEC will resume monthly meetings beginning on Thursday, Aug. 8 beginning at 5:30 p.m. in the board room of the Okeechobee Public Library. .ConKerr Cancer “sit & sew”Please join ConKerr Cancer’s next “sit & sew” on Tuesday, Aug. 6 from 10:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. at the Okeechobee Presbyterian Church on Parrott Avenue. Bring your sewing machine and child-friendly cotton fabric and sew with other ladies in our community who want to make a difference. .Volleyball open gym slatedYearling Middle School Girls volleyball open gym will be held Aug. 7 8, 9 and 12 from 10 a.m. until noon in the YMS gym. You must have your physical packet completed to participate. Make sure it is on le or bring it with you to the open gym. You cannot participate unless the packet is completed.

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MEET YOURMerantsA Salute to Area Business Availae Oin specialsections. newszap.com Okeechobee NewsSunday, May 26, 2013Special Supplement to S2012-2013 Okeechobee County 2012-2013 School Information Guid e Featuring Superintendent Letter School Calendar SCHOOL BUS SCHEDULE School Listing Progress Report & Report Card ScheduleCall to Schedule your eye appontment today! 763-3937 606 North Parrott Avenue www.biglakeeyecare.com Big Lake Eye Care OKEECHOBEE COUNTY NOTICE OF FUNDS AVAILABLE FOR HOUSING ASSISTANCE THROUGH THE STATE HOUSING INITIATIVE PARTNERSHIP (SHIP) PROGRAMOkeechobee County has received $350,000.00 for the SFY 2013/2014 SHIP Program. e funds are budgeted as follows: P urchase Assistance/Inspections/ R epairs $235 000 00 R ehabilitation/Inspections/ C ode Violation R epairs $80 000 00 Grant Administration $10 500 00 Applications will be accepted for the following programs: Purchase Assistance: F unds allocated to this program will provide assistance to income eligible households to purc hase existing homes that are in need of repair or new homes that are to be constructed e C ounty will provide down payment and closing cost assist ance through deferred payment loans to eligible homebuyers that meet program requirements P reference will be given to very-low and low income families handicap and elderly households e amount of assistance provided is based on the household income and actual need F unds are available to purchase existing costing no more than $235 000 e minimum required contribution to be paid by the SH I P applicant is $750 if very-low income $1 000 if low income and $1 250 if moderate income e maximum awards for the Purchase Assistance Program are as follows: Very-low Income $40 000 Low Income $25 000 M oderate Income $15 000 Rehabilitation Assistance: F unds allocated to this program will provide assistance to income eligible households to rehabilitate owner-occupied single family dwellings to a condition that brings the structure into compliance with the current F B C P lumbing C ode, F B C M echanical C ode F B C S tandard Building C ode S tandard H ousing C ode and the National Electrical C ode adopted by Okeechobee C ounty P reference will be given to very-low and low income handicap and elderly households e amount of assistance provided is based on the household income and actual need Under requirements of the S tate H ousing Initiative P artnership P rogram ( SH I P ) the C ounty is required to provide a minimum of 30% of-the housing funds to very-low income households and a total of 60% to low and/or verylow income households Additionally SH I P P rogram funding may NO T be used to purchase or rehabilitate mobile homes 2013 INCOME LIMITS FOR PROGRAM ELIGIBILITY: Appointments will begin on ursday, September 5, 2013 between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. For the Purchase Assistance Program all applicants MUST be pre-qualied for a mortgage prior to setting an appointment to apply for SHIP assistance. If you are interested in participating in the SHIP Program and would like to set an appointment, please call Ty or Rollo at (863) 763-5548. Funds are awarded on a First-ready, First-servedŽ basis. 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person Household Size $17,450 $19,950 $22,450 $24,900 $26,900 $28,900 Very Low Income $41,800 $47,880 $53,880 $59,760 $64,560 $69,360 Moderate Income $27,900 $31,900 $35,900 $39,850 $43,050 $46,250 Low Income 7 Okeechobee News July 31, 2013 Life Community Church 701 S. Parrott A ve., will have their free family movie night, Friday, Aug. 2, at 7 p.m. with free popcorn and drinks. The public is invited. Come one come all to V BS! The Community Church of Basinger 19836 U.S. Hwy 98 North is hosting Vacation Bible School from July 29 Aug. 3 from 6 p.m. 8 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m. 2 p.m. For ages 5 teens. For bus pick up and to register, call 863-610 -0046. The Okeechobee Church of the Nazarene has Vacation Bible School this week through Aug. 2 from 5:30 to 8:40 p.m. for children grades 1 to 6. Come join us! Filipino, Edmund Nalzaro, will be at Fountain of Life Church on Sunday, Aug. 4, for both the 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. Celebration Serv ices. The Nalzaros will sing with the church w orship band but also do special music of their own and speak. Fountain of Life Church is located at 1302 S.W. 32nd Street. For more information, call 863-763-8945 or 863-8011297. Everglades and Cornerstone Baptist Churches have come together in order to bring Babylon, Daniel’s Courage In Captivity to Cornerstone Baptist Church, 18387 Hwy. 441. Come and be a part of Babylon, where w e, like Daniel, will learn how we can rest in the fact that through life’s problems, God is with us on Aug. 6-8 from 6-8 p.m., with a parents night with hotdogs and drinks for the families on Aug. 8 where you too can experience Babylon. Northside Baptist Church invites all to join the church for old-fashioned preaching based on the Bible, God-focused prayer, hymns we grew up on, Southern-Gospel fav orites, with piano and bass duets on Sundays at 10:45 a.m. and 6 p.m., with Sunday School at 9:45 a.m. and Prayer Meeting on Wednesdays at 6 p.m. Northside Baptist is located about 6 miles north on 441 at 51 NW 98th St. 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. 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. This is a friendly family of God’s church, shining in the love of Jesus. Come worship with us. Call 863532-8976 for information, or email nida.ron@gmail. com. Join us on Facebook at Treasure Island Baptist Church in Okeechobee. Victory Baptist Church 500 S.W. 9th St, would like to invite the public to attend any or all of their services each Sunday. Sunday School is at 10 a.m. for all ages. Morning worship service is at 10:45 a.m. and includes old fashion singing and praising God. The youth “band,” consists of the piano, violin, mandolin and guitar, as well as, various singing groups. Be blessed with the preaching of God’s Word (KJV) and a church family with a heart of love. Wednesday evening prayer and Bible study is at 7 p.m. For more information, please call: 863-763-0669. There is a Community Gospel Sing at the Seventh Day Christian Church at 912 N.W. Park St. (S.R. 70) every Tuesday at 7 p.m. Anyone can participate in singing or playing guitar, banjo, mandolin, ddle, do-bro, and harmonica—come and enjoy! Jesus Holy Ghost Crusade is asking for the community to help if you have any clothes, shoes, baby stuff, house hold stuff any thing you all can donate that they can sell to help with building funds. All proceeds will go to the soup kitchen and church. Any donations please call 863-634-9294 for Emmaline or Crystal at 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.The Okeechobee News welcomes news from area churches for this column. E-mail okeenews@ newszap.com. Churches host special programs

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Lowest Installed Tire Price! $ 6 0 HIT THE ROAD WITH A PREPAIDVISA CARD from 8 Okeechobee News July 31, 2013 By Eric KoppOkeechobee News A former sheriff’s of ce detective charged w ith having sexual relations with a female inmate has been taken off probation. Tommie Joe ‘T.J.’ Brock, 55, was arrested in October of 2009 on felony charges of sexual battery by a law enforcement of cer and sexual misconduct between a detention facility employee and an inmate. On April 6, 2010, Brock entered a plea of no contest to a charge of sexual misconduct by a person in custodial authority. Judge Larry Schack placed the law enforcement of cer of 28 years on 60 months probation and withheld adjudication. The sexual battery charge was dropped. Friday, July 26, 2013, Brock and his attorney Robert Watson appeared before Circuit Court Judge Sherwood Bauer and asked that his probation be terminated early. Judge Bauer agreed and ruled that the termination would be effective immediately. Assistant State Attorney Ashley Albright was called on to testify. “I was asked about his cooperation in other criminal cases, and I con rmed he had been cooperative,” said Mr. Albright. Victoria Avalon, from the 20th Judicial Circuit (Polk County), appeared by phone and objected to the early termination. Because of Brock’s career in law enforcement in Okeechobee the case was transferred out of the 19th Judicial District, which includes Okeechobee. Brock was arrested by Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) Special Agent Vaden Shane Pollard for having sexual relations with a then 39-year-old woman who was an inmate in the Okeechobee County Jail. The woman in this case is currently serving ve years in prison and is being held in the Lowell Correctional Institution in Ocala. She was convicted in 2010 of aggravated battery with intended harm and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. Former sheriff’s detective taken off probation T.J. Brock By Eric KoppOkeechobee NewsA man charged with stealing a woman’s purse from her while in the Publix parking lot has been adjudicated guilty and sentenced to eight years in prison. The woman who drove the car for Timothy Terrance Leitner has also been adjudicated guilty and sentenced to 13 months with the Department of Corrections. Leitner, 44, S.E. 35th Ave., went before Circuit Court Judge Sherwood Bauer on Friday, July 26, and entered a plea of no contest to felony charges of burglary of a conveyance, grand theft from a person over 65 years of age and tampering with evidence. Judge Bauer adjudicated him guilty on all counts. Besides the prison stint, the judge also ordered that Leitner will serve two years of probation upon his release from prison. Assistant State Attorney Ashley Albright was seeking a sentence of 15 years for Leitner. Diane Pino, 45, S.W. 16th Ave., Okeechobee, entered a plea of guilty to felony charges of principal to burglary of a conveyance and grand theft. Pino drove the getaway car. Leitner was arrested April 2 for stealing the purse of a 77-year-old woman while in the supermarket’s parking lot. He apparently approached the woman around 1:15 p.m. and told her she had dropped something behind her. When she turned around to look, he reached inside her car and took her purse. Leitner then ran for the waiting car and fled the area. Two witnesses gave chase but lost sight of the vehicle. While being chased, Leitner threw the stolen purse out of the car being driven by Pino. Leitner was arrested a few hours later by OCSO Deputy Troy Garrison and OCSO Detective Ted Van Deman, after he had shaved and changed clothes. Leitner sentenced to 8 years in prison for grand theft Diane Pino By Eric KoppOkeechobee News A detective is searching for clues in connection with the theft of a 2007 all terrain v ehicle and the 16-foot trailer on which it w as sitting. According to a report at the Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Of ce (OCSO), the 2002 Florida Built trailer and white Honda fourw heeler were parked on the property located at N.W. 26th Ave. They were apparently stolen sometime between Wednesday, July 24, and Friday, July 26. The home had been burglarized and a set of 18-inch automotive rims had also been stolen. OCSO Deputy Steven Pollock stated in his report that he was able to retrieve some latent ngerprints from a glass door on the residence. The case has since been assigned to OCSO Detective Mark Shireman. Detective Shireman said the ATV has been valued at $1,000; the trailer at $300; and, the rims at $1,000. If anyone has information about this case, they are asked to contact Detective Shireman at 863-763-3117. Detective hunting for stolen trailer, ATV Timothy Leitner

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Bradfield, MD FACOGGynecology Board Certified € L o s s o f L i b i d o € E n d o m e t r i o s i s € U r i n e C o n t r o l € I n f e r t i l i t y € M e n s t r u a l A b n o r m a l i t i e s € S t e r i l i z a t i o n € L a s e r S u r g e r y € M i n i m a l l y I n v a s i v e S u r g e r y All Major Insurances Accepted Email: drbradfield@earthlink.net 863-763-80001713 Hwy 441 N, Suite F, Okeechobee The 2012 – 2013 Medical Information Guide is available online atspecialsections.newszap.com 2012-2013 Medical Information GuideFriday, October 26, 2012 Supplement to the: CONSULT-A-NURSE For Free Physician Referral & Health Care Questions call 763-9228 P roviding our communit y qualit y h ealthcare services with a personal t ouch for more than 30 y ears Emergenc y Services 24 hrs /7 da y s a week O rthopedics Introducing Dr. Benjamin Epstei n Ph y sical, Occupational & Speech Therap y R adiology Services Accredited by the A merican College o f Radiology in : CT Scan, Digita l Mammograp hy MRI, Nuc l ear Me d icine, & U l trasoun d Surgical Services Minimally Invasive Procedures/ In p atient and Out p atient Service s Occupational Health / Workers Compensation We Tr ea t Ki d s T oo Available year-round at orida.newszap.com R H H H R C S M 9 Okeechobee News July 31, 2013 By Eric KoppOkeechobee News A couple were booked into the Okeechobee County Jail early Tuesday when, after a routine traf c stop, they were allegedly found to be in possession of a suspicious substance thought to be methamphetamine. Johnny Wayne Taylor, 51, N.E. 111th Lane, and Tina Baker Taylor, 46, S.W. 14th A ve., were arrested July 30 on a felony charge of possession of methamphetamine and misdemeanor charges of possession of marijuana under 20 grams and possession of drug paraphernalia. Their bonds were set at $6,000 each. An arrest report by Deputy Max Waldron, of the Okeechobee County Sheriff's Of ce (OCSO), stated he stopped a silver 1996 Saturn automobile on S.R. 70 W. around 1:30 a.m. "Both subjects appeared nervous and possibly under the in uence of some type of narcotic," Deputy Waldron stated in his report of the couple. After back-up arrived at the scene, Deputy Waldron asked for and received permission to search the vehicle. During that search he reportedly found two small plastic bags containing a suspicious substance. When he eld tested that substance he received a positive result for the presence of meth, continued the report. The suspected meth weighed 1.2 grams, added the deputy. According to the deputy a small amount of suspected pot was found under the front seat, along with a grinder and a smoking pipe. That substance was also eld tested, and the test indicated a positive result for the presence of marijuana. The amount o f suspected marijuana was "unmeasurable," stated Deputy Waldron. Besides the drug charges, the deputy also issued Johnny Taylor a traf c citation for failing to obey a traf c control device. Local couple allegedly had meth in their car Johnny Taylor Tina Taylor The following individuals were arrested on felony or driving under the in uence (DUI) charges by the Okeechobee County Sheriff's Of ce (OCSO), the Okeechobee City Police Department (OCPD), the Florida Highw ay Patrol (FHP), the Florida Fish and W ildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) or the Department of Corrections (DOC). Brian K. Runyon, 43, S.R. 70 W., Okeechobee, was arrested July 27 by Of cer Lawrence Parzygnat on a felony charge of battery on a person 65 years of age or older, and a misdemeanor charge of battery. He was released on his own recognizance on both charges. Rhonda Latrelle James, 39, N.W. Ninth Drive, Okeechobee, was arrested July 28 by Deputy Matthew Crawford on a felony charge of possession of cocaine, and misdemeanor charges of possession of marijuana under 20 grams and possession of drug paraphernalia. Her bond was set at $3,500. Joe Rena Delgado, 48, U.S. 441 S.E., Okeechobee, was arrested July 28 by Deputy Leland Schoonmaker on a felony charge of cultivation of marijuana, and a misdemeanor charge of possession of marijuana under 20 grams. His bond was set at $2,500. Wendell Sherman Calkins, 43, Okeechobee, was arrested July 29 by Deputy Rusty Harts eld on a felony charge of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, and a misdemeanor charge of battery. His bond was set at $6,000. Calkins was later arrested on July 29 by DOC's Melissa Spencer on felony charges of violation of probation uttering a forged instrument and violation of probation grand theft. Those charges stem from a Suwannee County case. He is being held without bond on those charges. Frederick Lamar Davis, 28, Okeechobee Correctional Institution, was arrested July 29 by Deputy Marcus Collier on an Okeechobee County warrant charging him with the felony of lewd or lascivious exhibition in the presence of a correctional facilit y employee. He is being held without bond on that charge. Robert Cole Hanger, 17, Cannolot Blvd., Port Charlotte, was arrested July 29 by Deputy John Ashby on a felony charge of battery on detention staff. He was booked into the Okeechobee County Jail then taken to the St. Lucie Regional Detention Facility in Fort Pierce. 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. Okeechobee Arrest Report

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 florida.newszap.com Come see for yourself!Check out these new features: • Daily Local News Updates • New interactive and easy to navigate format • Plus much, much more! CANCER?15 Minute chat with Dr. Kumar, at no charge, to discuss Advanced Treatment options personalized just for you.Limited Appointments. CALL NOW 863-467-9500Big Lake Cancer Center1115 North Parrott Avenue, Okeechobee Exceeding patients expectations~ every day!Ž RADIATION ONCOLOGISTS PODIATRIST DID YOU KNOW... HERE AT FLORIDA FOOT SPECIALIST WE TREAT THE FOLLOWING? Ankle Fractures • Foot Fractures Foot Ulcers • Venous Stasis Ulcers Leg Infections We Also Offer Testing for PAD (Peripheral Arterial Disease) 235 NE 19 th Dr O ee ho ee ori afootspe ialist o Dr. Shariff & Dr. Roberts treat all forms of fractures & trauma of the foot & leg!Ph: (863) 657-4444 ORTHOPAEDICS Introducing Dr. Benjamin Epstein Dr. Epstein is an experienced orthopaedic surgeon, who has been in practice for 20 years. Dr. Epstein is Board Certi“ed by the American Osteopathic Academy of Orthopedics. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 863-357-0540. Orthopaedic Specialists at Raulerson offers a full range of orthopaedic services including: Replacements & Sports Medicine Great Orthopaedic CareRight Here in OkeechobeeMost insurances and Medicare are accepted.Orthopaedic Specialists at Raulerson is located at 1924 Hwy 441N, Okeechobee (just north of the Hospital, in the blue-roof building) Call for an appointment 863-357-0540. We Treat Kids Too! The hip joint is one of the bodys largest weightbearing joints. Its a balland-socket joint. This helps the hip remain stable even during twisting and extreme ranges of motion. A healthy hip joint allows you to walk, squat, and turn without pain. The most common cause of chronic hip pain and disability is arthritis. Osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and traumatic arthritis are the most common forms of this disease. Hip replacement surgery helps more than 200,000 Americans each year to relieve their hip pain, and get back to enjoying normal, everyday activities. Total Hip Replacement Surgery Helps Thousands Annuallyhip replacement surgery almost always: € Stops or greatly reduces hip pain. Even the pain from surgery should go away within weeks. € Increases leg strength. Without hip pain, youll be able to use your legs more. This will build up your muscles. € Improves quality of life by allowing you to do daily tasks and low-impact activities in greater comfort. € Provides years of easier movement. Most total hip replacements last for many years. Dont let hip pain keep you from what you enjoy doing. You may live for scenic walks, playing doubles with friends or swimming laps in the pool. Dont let hip pain stop you from moving! Get the treatment you need to comfortably move with ease. Dr. Benjamin Epstein, Board Certi“ ed Orthopaedic Surgeon with Orthopaedic Specialists at Raulerson explains M y patients seeking relief from joint pain love having access to great orthopaedic care, right here in Okeechobee.Ž No more traveling great distances and inconveniencing yoursel f and others. The orthopaedic procedures you require are available in your very own community. If hip pain is keeping you from everyday activities and the weekend recreation you cannot live without, trust an experienced, Board Certi“ ed physician to help you love you r joints again … sooner. 10 Okeechobee News July 31, 2013

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Jeanette’s Interiors“We Make Decorating Easy”23 Years Serving Okeechobee | Family Owned & Operated818 S. Parrott Avenue | (863) 763-6554flooring-professionals.com/profiles/jeanettes-interiors/ From Tile, Vinyl, Carpet and Wood Flooring to Kitchen/Bath cabinets & Countertops Shutters • Shades • Window Blinds Ask about our No-Interest Financing! 11 Okeechobee News ~ Home Improvement Special Section July 31, 2013 home improvement A Special Supplement to the Okeechobee News W With the economy still struggling, money is tight for many homeowners. That reality can present a problem to those who want to improve their homes without spending too much money. The cost of a home improvement p roject depends on a host of factors, including the scale of the project and the availability of materials. Upscale p rojects like a full roof replacement will set homeowners back a substantial amount of money. In its 2011-2012 “Cost vs. Value Report,” Remodeling magazine revealed that the average cost of a such a project was nearly $38,000. However, a smaller project like a garage door replacement could be completed for fewer than $3,000. When deciding if a home improvement project is within your budget, it’s a good idea to consult such gures b efore choosing a project. For example, if your home is a xer-upper, then one p roject may not be more urgent than another, something that may allow you to choose less expensive projects now while saving money for more expensive p rojects down the road. It’s also important for homeowners to know that gures such as those in the “ Cost vs. Value Report” are just averages. Some projects might cost more than the average, while others might come in well under budget. To ensure your project is one of the latter and not the former, consider the following ways to trim costs off your next home improvement project. Avoid the DIY movement if you don’t have adequate experience. Many homeowners fall into the DIY trap, feeling they can pull off a project without hiring a professional contractor. While this is an option for those homeowners with home improvement experience, it’s an approach that’s best avoided by those without such experience. Homeowners who decide to go it alone on a home improvement project should know that mistakes are costly. One mistake could have you paying for the same materials twice: once when you b egin the project, and then again when you need to hire a contractor after your efforts didn’t work out. A failed DIY project also costs you time, something homeowners hoping to sell their homes post-project cannot afford to waste. Hire the right contractor. The best contractor for the job won’t necessarily be the one who comes in with the lowest estimate. The right contractor will know how long a project will take and what the materials will cost. The wrong contractor, who might lack the experience of his competitors, might make empty promises that ultimately cost you more money via overrun costs. Find a contractor who comes highly recommended and is willing to provide references and show you his or her past projects like the one you’re hiring him 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 How to save on home improvement projectsHomeowners can trim home improvement costs by buying their own materials before hiring a contractor to complete the project.See projects — Page14

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CENTRAL GAS COMPANY A utomatic Fuel Delivery 863-763-3915 e only Locally Owned & Operated Serving Okeechobee Since 1958 MonFri 9-4:30 pm119 NW 8th Street The ALARM COMPANY of Okeechobee, Inc. Providing Expert Security Solutions!Using Smart Technology Web and Mobile Access E-mail/Text Alerts 24/7 Monitoring Fire Alarm Systems Life Safety Systems www.thealarmco.orgLicense EY12000271863-357-2004919 N.W. Park Street Okeechobee, Fl 34972 TwinMattresses from $ 49 QueenSets from $ 179 Corner of 441 & SE Park St. (Behind the Chamber of Commerce) 863-357-3700 LOWEST PRICE GUARANTEE 12 13 Okeechobee News ~ Home Improvement Special Section July 31, 2013 July 31, 2013 Caulking .99 Tube 2 Brushes .95 each Roller Sets $1.95 each #450 Signature Series Ceramic Wall Shield By combining new generation arcylic resins with ceramic microspheres, we have created a nish that provides an excellent stain barrier, which enchances the products overall strengh and durability. BURGESS PAINT SUPPLY Serving You Since 1945 863-763-3824 Serving You Since 1945113 SW 5th Ave. Okeechobee, FL 34974 FOR INTERIOR USE ONLY! Prices Subject to Change Without Notice 803 SW Park St Okeechobee Commercial ResidentialSecurity Systems Fire Alarms Access Controls CCTV Intercom System Central Vacuum Systems24 Hour Monitoring Service Local Family Owned and Operated Ty WaldronSales and Installations For Your Home Improvement Needs! There comes a time in many homeowners lives when theyre faced with the reality that a roof replacement is necessary. A roof can last between 15 and 30 years, and a person who owns an lease has expired on the current roof. Is there a particular time of year that is better for having a roof installed? It depends on different factors, including contractor. According to the site, The Average Cost of Things, courtesy of the Home Buying Institute, across the country one can expect to spend $18,000 on average to replace a roof with asphalt shingles. Use of other materials, like tile or metal will cost more than this. In general, those living in big cities tend to pay more than those in rural areas. Because a roof replacement is expensive, it is something that some homeowners prefer to put off until it is absolutely necessary. Others are best rate around and hiring reliable roofers for the job. Its important to note that there really is no season where roof replacements are off-limits. Most roofers can do the job effectively unless the temperature is below freezing or if middle of the winter actually may work to a homeowners advantage. This is typically a slow time of year for some roofers, and they may be anxious to get work this time of year and be willing to negotiate on price. Theres also a good chance that the roofer will not be bogged down with other jobs, enabling the company to start on a home right away. Some roofers prefer working in the colder weather to sizzling up on a roof under the hot sun at another time of year. Naturally the spring is a prime time rainy season, the weather is gener ally comfortable and homeowners are thinking about the projects they will commence. A busy time of year for home improvement all around, homcompete with others for a good date to have a roof installed. They also may be paying top dollar for the work and materials that are in high demand. Another thing to consider during the busy season is that a project may be rushed along in order to move on to the next job or one being worked on concur rently. This may lead to corners being cut or less attention to detail. A person may be limited in their choices of roof installation during the summer. Extreme temperatures can make working on the roof hazardous and uncomfortable for workers. For those who live in a climate where the temperatures generally cause the mercury to soar, choose a cooler time of year. Many homeowners opt to thave a roof replacement in the autumn. The crisp weather and the decline in home-renovation projects overall can make this a prime time to contract with a quality roofer. If the roof is very much damaged, replacing it before the harsh, winter weather sets in can be advantageous. can get a discount on a roof installation if they bundle different renovations together. A contractor may offer a special on siding and have the funds, this may be the opportunity to get two jobs done at once. undertaking, and homeowners are wise to get several referrals and investigate a variety of companies before settling on one. Review sites, such as Angies List, or simply wordof-mouth appraisals from friends and family members can help make choosing a roofer an easier decision. FH129470

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We also offer turnkey installations from start to “nish. Permitting, tanks, piping for water heating, pool heating, generators, cooking, and more. We serve all your residential and commercial needs. Call us or come by our new showroom to see what we have to offer!Okeechobee showroom 204 SW 7th Avenue863-763-7557 Ferrellgas is your one-stop for propane. From BBQ grills to “replaces, and cylinder “lls to home deliveries. We have everything you need. or her undertake. If you hire the wrong contractor, the project may never be completed and you may nd yourself in court, where the money you had budgeted for home improvements is being spent on lawyers instead. Consider supplying your own materials. If you diligently research your project, you should be able to buy the materials yourself, even if you plan on hiring a contractor to do the work. Some contractors mark up the materials as a means of padding the bill. If you research the project and learn about the materials you want to use, you can save a substantial amount of money buying those materials yourself and then hiring a contractor. Don’t overlook recycled materials. Buying recycled materials is another way to reduce home improvement costs. Bathroom xtures, doors, ooring, and lighting are just a few of the materials that are commonly recycled and resold at a fraction of the cost of new materials. Shop around for stores in your area or peruse the Internet for recycled materials. Homeowners undertaking a replacement project rather than a remodel might even be eligible for tax breaks if they donate their old materials. Choose projects that provide more bang for your buck. Another way to save is to choose projects that provide a strong return on your investment. The “Cost vs. Value Report” compares the cost of popular remodeling projects with the value those projects retain at resale. If money is a motivating factor behind your project, choose a project that will get you the most money back at resale. While the economy has not necessarily been kind to the home improvement industry, there are still plenty of homeowners looking to improve their homes. Savvy homeowners can do just that and save some money along the way by putting a few strategies to work for them. FH129460 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 14 Okeechobee News ~ Home Improvement Special Section July 31, 2013 projectsContinued From Page 1Secrets to saving on your home improvement projects Homeowners often look to make improvements to their homes to improve aesthetics, save money or make their homes more energy ef cient. What they may not know is that certain home improvements may qualify them for manufacturer or energy supplier rebates and even federal tax credits that can help a person save even more. Not all products are eligible each year, so it’s bene cial to know what tax incentives are out there regarding home retro ts. Here are some programs to keep in mind. In Canada, the ecoEnergy Retro t -Homes program has been extended until March 31, 2012. Owners of most homes, including fourseason recreational properties and low-rise multi-unit residential buildings of three stories or less with at least 50 percent residential space, might be eligible, according to Natural Resources Canada. Applicants can receive a federal grant for up to $5,000. Owners of multiple dwellings can receive up to $1,000,000. Eligible improvements include heating and cooling systems, ventilation systems, hot water equipment, insulation, air sealing, windows/doors/skylights, and water conservation products. U.S. residents who made home improvements in 2011 may be eligible for tax credits when ling a 2011 tax return. Installation and replacement of biomass stoves, HVAC systems, insulation, metal and asphalt roofs, nonsolar water heaters and windows/doors can earn a person up to 10 percent of the cost, up to $500, or a speci c amount from $50 to $300. Improvements must have been done to an existing home and principal residence by December 31, 2011. Federal tax credits for 2012 include geothermal heat pumps. These are similar to ordinary heat pumps, but use the ground instead of outside air to provide heating, air conditioning and, in most cases, hot water. Use of small residential wind turbines and solar energy systems, including solar water heaters and photovoltaic panels, are also eligible. These tax credits offer 30 percent of the cost of the renovation with no upper limit. Visit http://Energy.gov/savings to determine any additional rebate and savings programs that may be offered in your state. Canadian residents can log onto http://oee.nrcan.gc.ca/ corporate/1513 to nd out about other grants and incentives in their province or territory. Homeowners looking to do improvements can go online or consult with a tax professional to determine which improvements may be eligible for tax credits or incentives. With the energy saved and the credit, it could add up to considerable savings on the new product. TF123911 Home improvements eligible for tax breaks or rebates

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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. 15 Okeechobee News July 31, 2013 By Eric KoppOkeechobee NewsDistrict 21 State Senator Denise Grimsley w ill have a new “day job” soon when she takes over as the new administrator for Florida Hospital Wauchula. The Republican senator represents the counties of Highlands, Martin, Okeechobee, Osceola, Polk and St. Lucie. According to her biographical information, Sen. Grimsley w as born in Lakeland but raised in Hardee County. Even though she will assume her new post this fall, the senator said she will not be stepping down from the Florida Senate. “There certainly is no reason for me to resign. The Florida Legislature is a part-time citizen legislature. The majority of members w ork a full-time job,” she stated in her e-mail response to questions posed by this newspaper. “My predecessor Senator (J.D.) Alexander was CEO of a large company while he served in the legislature. Representative (Cary) Pigman also works full time as an ER physician.” Sen. Grimsley, who lives in Sebring, went on to point out that she will continue to live in her district and that only her “day job” will change. Besides being a registered nurse, she is also a citrus grower and has served as vice president/chief executive of cer of the Grimsley Oil Company, Inc. She has also been the chair of the Convenience Store Association Board, the Florida Petroleum Marketers Board and is a member of several different boards and associations including the Florida Hospital Foundation. “I have served in the legislature the past nine years. Of that time, I worked full time for Florida Hospital as house supervisor, Avatar International and most recently at Highlands Regional Medical Center in an administrative capacity,” she said. Florida Hospital Wauchula is a 25-bed facility and is a Seventh-Day Adventist hospital. When asked, the senator doesn’t anticipate any con icts of interest when it comes to possible votes on medical or health care issues. If a con ict should arise, Sen. Grimsley said she would be required to declare it per Senate Rules. “We have passed some long-needed higher ethics standards in the Senate Rules and in the law the past year,” she wrote. “In most cases, we are passing laws at a macro level that impact statewide and don’t bene t a speci c facility. That’s something I’ve watched carefully to avoid.” Sen. Grimsley was elected to the Florida Senate in 2012 and will be up for reelection on Nov. 8, 2016. Prior to that, she served as the District 77 representative in the Florida House from 2004 until 2012. In 2013 she served on the following committees: agriculture; appropriations; children, families and elder affairs; environmental preservation and conservation; health policy; and, collective bargaining. She also sponsored legislation that expanded a patient’s health records in order to facilitate the exchange of data between certain health care facility personnel, practitioners, providers and attending physicians. The bill also eliminates access to a patient’s health records by State Long-Term Care Ombudsman Council and local long-term care ombudsman councils. The senator went on to say that although suggestions have been made that state legislators should get a raise in pay and become full time, she thinks such a move would be a mistake. “Congress is a good example of how fulltime of cials can become insulated and out of touch,” she said. And even though she already has a full plate when it comes to her being a state legislator and serving on a myriad of boards, she said becoming the Florida Hospital Wauchula administrator was something she could not turn down. “Florida Hospital is a faith-based, nonpro t doing a lot of community care that is important to me,” she added. Grimsley will have new ‘day job’ Special to the Okeechobee NewsJuly Main Street Mixer hosted by Hampton Inn and Applebee’sOn Thursday, July 25, Main Street greeted about 40 members, visitors, friends and community partners. Guests enjoyed the food and camaraderie. Main Street executive director Sharie Turgeon welcomed all guests and thanked Jennifer with Hampton Inn and Applebee’s for all of their hospitality and great food. Jennifer took time to introduce herself. Following brief introductions, announcements and updates, tickets were drawn for the door prizes provided by a few Main Street member businesses. The public is welcome to attend our August Mixer on Tuesday, Aug. 27, at the Seacoast National Bank at 1409 S. Parrott Ave., from 5 – 7 p.m. For a list of mixers for 2013, please visit our website at www.okeechobeemainstreet. com and look under events. For questions or additional information, contact Okeechobee Main Street at 863-357-6246 or stop in the Main Street of ce at 55 S. Parrott Ave. (across the street from CVS, in the chamber building). Sen. Denise Grimsley

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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 *. LostLost Boost Phone on 80th Ave. in Dixie Ranch Acres Please Call 863-763-8600 ask for Linda. Employment Full TimeWashington County School Program At Okeechobee Youth Development Center ANNOUNCEMENT OF VACANCY English Teacher (Grades 6-12)(This school is located in a Department of Juvenile Justice Facility)Position requirements are detailed at website: Go to http://washingtoncounty schools.us/ Create an account with a username and password, unless you have already completed this process. Complete your application for a CERTIFIED POSITION and attach a resume, etc. Then, you MUST APPLY for this position. APPLICATION DEADLINE: August 7, 2013 (midnight)“Reasonable accommodations are made for applicants as well as employee” “Pre-employment, reasonable suspicion, random ( tness for duty) and follow-up drug testing will be implemented as per the School Board’s Drug Free workplace Policy.”An Equal Opportunity Employer Employment Full Time REGIONAL DRIVER Call Cassie at (800) 741-6500 or apply online www.walpoleinc.com EOE/DFWPWalpole is looking for a regional Class A company CDL driver with a minimum of two years driving experience and a clean driving record. Our package includes: 401K, paid training, safety bonuses, paid vacations, professional uniforms, uniform cleaning service, boot program & more! Full time positions available at our corporate oce. Critical thinking skills Detail oriented Organization and time management skills -Verbal and written communication skills Ability to meet deadlines eciently Procient in Microso Applications (experience in Excel is required) Associates Degree preferredYou may fax our resume to (863) 763-7874 or apply online at www.walpoleinc.com EOE/DFWP Employment Full Time Capling Leveling, Inc. Help Wanted: Equipment Operator Pay based on experience. 863-612-1000 Please Fax your Resume 863-675-2267 Drivers$5,000 Sign-on Bonus Great Pay! Consistent Freight, Great miles on this Regional Account Werner Enterprises 1-888-567-4854 Employment Full Time 107 SW 17thNO PHONE CALLSMUST HAVE: Class A CDL Driver needed Min. 2 yr. tanker endorsement Call 863-467-9800 or 863-634-6569. Join all the people who say, I sold it in the classifieds.Ž Earn some extra cash. Sell your used items in the classifieds Your new car could be in todays paper. Have you looked for it? Employment Full Time Employment Full Time Employment Full Time Employment Full TimeSoutheast Milk is seeking full time and seasonal CDL Class A drivers. *Must have a minimum of 2 years veri able experience. Medical, dental, vision, life and AD&D, STD, LTD, 401K. *Note seasonal is not bene t eligible but may lead to full time employment which is. www.southeastmilk.org to print a driver application or call 800-544-8429 for more information DFWP & EEO Employment Part TimeClass A -CDL Driver needed part time. Min. 2 yr. tanker endorsement Call 863.467-9800. M-F 9:00 to 4:00. OFFICE CLERKLooking for a Part-time Of ce Clerk for an Insurance Of ce. Hours 8am-1pm M-F and Sat. 9-1. Must have good typing skills. Apply in person at: 1500 State Road 70 East Okeechobee, FL 34972 One mans trash is another mans treasure. Turn your trash to treasure with an ad in the classifieds. Buying a car? Look in the classifieds. Selling a car? Look in the classifieds. Grab a bargain from your neighbors garage, attic, basement or closet in todays classifieds. 16 Okeechobee News July 31, 2013 2013-2014 School Information GuidePublishing Wednesday, August 14, 2013Packed full of valuable information pertaining to all the public schools and college in our county including the school calendars, addresses, phone numbers and so much more!For advertising rates, call a sales rep today! 863.763.3134

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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. Health Care EGG DONOR Loving couple seeks a caring FEMALE to give the gift of life by becoming an EGG DONOR. Excellent compensation of $6,000.00. Must be between the ages of 18-29 In Good health and Drug free. Please contact Boca Fertility @ 561-368-5500 Love the earth Recycle your used items by selling them in the classifieds. How fast can your car go? It can go even faster when you sell it in the classifieds. When doing those chores is doing you in, its time to look for a helper in the classifieds. Air ConditionersUSED A/C UNITS FOR SALE Good condition, many sizes and types available. 467-1545 Quality A/C & Heating 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 NW OKEE: 2 BR Apts available on quiet street. Pets welcome. $600mo., and $650mo. 1st, last & $500 sec. 561-346-1642. On The Rim Canal sm travel trailer not in a park 1BR, $425. monthly includes ele/gas, sec dep $300. no pets. 863-623-4577. Tri-plex Okeechobee 2/2 living, dining area, kitchen, w/d hookup, patio, privacy fence. Free Trash, lawn mowing, No pets $690/mo 1st, last and sec. 417-848-3424 417-848--6360 Condos/Townhouses RentTAYLOR CREEK Condo 1BR, 1BA, furnished, No pets. Pool. $650 mo. plus deposit. Call 502-468-5976. Houses RentBEAUTIFUL CANAL FRONT 3 BEDROOM, 2 BATH HOME IN QUIET NEIGHBORHOOD. 2 CAR GARAGE, GREATROOM FLOOR PLAN, CATHEDRAL CEILINGS, FULLY EQUIPPED KITCHEN, WALK-IN CLOSETS,THERMO PANE WINDOWS. CALL 863-447-0742 OKEE 1002 SE 8th Dr. Newly Remodeled. 2 br. 1 ba. $650. All appls., tile oors, hurricane windows. Immediate occupancy. Last, sec. $ ref. Chris 863-447-3282 Houses RentFURNISHED 1 BEDROOM, 1 BATH LOCATED ON RIM CANAL. $900.00 MONTHLY INCLUDING UTILITIES. CALL 863-467-4371. OTHER PROPERTIES AVAILABLE FURNISHED 2 BEDROOM, 1 BATH,1 CAR GARAGE, WASHER & DRYER-COMMUNITY POOL & TENNIS COURTWITH OR WITHOUT UTILITIES. LONG OR SHORT TERM. CALL 863-467-4371 OTHER PROPERTIES AVAILABLE. Oak Park Affordable 3br/1ba 1 Car Gar. Fresh Rehab., fenced yard, City water. $1000 mo. 561-723-2226. OKEE HAMMOCK 2BR, 1BA, DR, tile, carpet in BRs, 12x16 shed, laundry rm, mowing incl. $775/mo. Home Realty Services, LLC. Ask for Diane 863-801-4498 OKEECHOBEE 3BR/ 1BA Duplex, W/D hookup, central a/c & heat. $625 mo. + $500 sec. (863)763-4414. Office Space RentOFFICE SUITES AVAILABLE 500 SQ. FT. Move-in Incentive, Rent Negotiable. (863)467-0651 Houses Sale Okeechobee County NSP3 Houses For Sale Okeechobee County currently has 2 single family residences for sale through the Neighborhood Stabilization Program 3, priced at or below appraised value. Additional houses are expected to become available this year. Income quali cations and limited nancial assistance to buyers for primary residence. Buyers who have been pre-approved for nancing may call 467-6600. Owner Financing3 bdrm 2 bath 8 year old house on 1 acre $3,500.00 down $931.42 a month. Call Beverley 863-634-2820 When you want something sold, advertise in the classifieds. 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. $22,500.00 Call 863-634-2820 Mobile Home Rent2BD/1BA Nice Park, nice unit, central air, Fully furnished $400 monthly, part of utilities paid Call 812-989-3022 BUCKHEAD RIDGE 2bd/2ba Dble Wide, central air, yearly lease. $500 monthly plus security. No pets Call 863-763-4031 BUCKHEAD RIDGE 3BR, 2BA, laundry rm, DR, carport, shed. $850 month. Home Realty Services, LLC. Ask for Diane 863-801-4498 RIVER RUN 2007, 4 Br./2ba., Den, LR, DR, Island Kitchen. $850 month. Home Realty Services LLC. Ask for Diane 863-801-4498. Campers/RVs1988 Prowler 29 ft travel trailer, asking $3,800. 863-610-1276 Wanted all Travel Trailers, Motor Homes and Fifth Wheels. Any Condition, Cash paid on the spot Call 941-347-7171 Motorcycles1991 Harley Davidson Sportster 883, 25,000 org. miles, new tires, runs great $3,500.00 call 863-763-2241 or 863-634-3952 Autos WantedCASH FOR CARS No Title Needed, Any Condition. 268junk.com Located in Okeechobee Call (863)484-2012 Public Notice NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS Florida Department of Transportation Project Bids will be received by the Tallahassee Of ce until 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, August 28, 2013 for Proposal ID T1559 in Hendry County. The improvements under this project consist of sidewalk construction, drainage improvements, curb and gutters, turnouts, guardrail and signing and pavement marking on Hardee St. and on Lopez St. Budget Estimate: $151,861.00. A Certi cation of Quali cation is not required for this project. Complete letting advertisement information is available on our website at http://www.dot.state. .us/cc-admin/Letting_Project_Info.shtm or by calling (850) 414-4000. 448864 ON 7/31;8/7/2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 09000774CA BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP FKA COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP Plaintiff, v. BILLY BIGFORD; JOYCE BIGFORD; ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANT(S) WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS; JOHN AND JANE DOE AS UNKNOWN TENANTS IN POSSESSION. Defendant(s). NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order of Final Summary Judgment of Foreclosure dated May 23, 2013, entered in Civil Case No. 09000774CA of the Circuit Court of the Nineteenth Judicial Circuit in and for Okeechobee County, Florida, wherein the Clerk of the Circuit Court will sell to the highest bidder for cash on the 21st day of August, 2013, at 11:00 a.m. in the Jury Assembly Room, 2nd Floor, Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 34972, relative to the following described property as set forth in the Final Judgment, to wit: LOTS 18 AND 19, BLOCK 9 ORANGE BLOSSOM RANCHES, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 9, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must le a claim within 60 days after the sale. ATTENTION: PERSONS WITH DISABILITIESIf you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact: Corrie Johnson, ADA Coordinator 250 NW Country Club Drive Suite 217 Port St. Lucie, FL 34986 Phone: (772) 807-4370 DATED AT OKEECHOBEE, FLORIDA THIS 3rd DAY OF JUNE, 2013. SHARON ROBERTSON CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk 447570 ON 7/24,31/2013 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. 472011CA000136CAXXXX SPRINGLEAF HOME EQUITY, INC. F/K/A AMERICAN GENERAL HOME EQUITY, INC., Plaintiff, VS. ROBER ORTIZ A/K/A ROBERT ORTEZ A/K/A ROBERT ORTIZ; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF ROBER ORTIZ A/K/A ROBERT ORTEZ A/K/A ROBERT ORTIZ; ROSA M. BONILLA; IF LIVING, INCLUDING ANY UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF SAID DEFENDANT(S), IF REMARRIED, AND IF DECEASED, THE RESPECTIVE UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, CREDITORS, LIENORS, AND TRUSTEES, AND ALL OTHER PERSONS CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST THE NAMED DEFENDANT(S); UNKNOWN TENANT #1; UNKNOWN TENANT #2; Defendant(s) NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to a Final Summary Judgment of Foreclosure entered in the above-styled cause, in the Circuit Court of Okeechobee County, Florida, I will sell the property situate in Okeechobee County, Florida, described as: LOT 19 AND THE EAST 1/2 OF LOT 18, BLOCK 69, CONNERS HIGHLANDS, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 1, PAGE 21, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash, in the Jury Assembly Room of the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 312 NW 3rd Street, 2nd Floor, Okeechobee, FL 34972 at 11:00 A.M., on August 28, 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 5th day of July, 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 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. 448619 ON 7/31;8/7/2013 Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA Case No.: 2012-CA-000067 NATIONSTAR MORTGAGE LLC, Plaintiff, vs. ARTHUR LARRY MAYFIELD A/K/A A. LARRY MAYFIELD, et al. Defendants NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated June 12, 2013, and entered in Case No. 2012-CA-000067, of the Circuit Court of the Nineteenth Judicial Circuit in and for OKEECHOBEE County, Florida. NATIONSTAR MORTGAGE LLC (hereafter “Plaintiff’), is Plaintiff and ARTHUR LARRY MAYFIELD A/K/A A. LARRY MAYFIELD; JUNE TERESA MAYFIELD A/K/A J. TERESA MAYFIELD, are 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 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, FL, at 11:00 a.m., on the 21st day of August, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: LOT 4, BLOCK 60, 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 with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Corrie Johnson, ADA Coordinator, 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. Dated this 25th day of June, 2013. SHARON ROBERTSON CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT BY: Sandra L. Creech As Deputy Clerk Van Ness Law Firm, PLC 1239 E. Newport Center Drive Suite #110 Deer eld Beach, Florida 33442 Phone (954) 571-2031 Fax (954) 571-2033 Pleadings@vanlaw .com 17 Okeechobee News July 31, 2013Any 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. 447525 ON 7/24,31/2013 IN THE 19th JUDICIAL CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA Case No. 2009 CA 444 CLEARVUE OPPORTUNITY XIII, LLC, Plaintiff vs.KELLY CARTER-KNAPIK; SCOTT WEAVER; PINE ISLAND HOMEOWNER’S ASSOCIATION OF OKEECHOBEE, INC. a/k/a Pine Island Homeowner’s Association Inc.; AMERICAN GENERAL HOME EQUITY, INC.; Defendant. NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment dated May 22, 2013, entered in Case No.: 2009 CA 444 of the Circuit Court in and for Okeechobee County, Florida, wherein KELLY CARTER-KNAPIK; SCOTT WEAVER; PINE ISLAND HOMEOWNER’S ASSOCIATION OF OKEECHOBEE, INC. a/k/a Pine Island Homeowner’s Association Inc.; and AMERICAN GENERAL HOME EQUITY, INC are the Defendants, the Clerk will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash, on August 28, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 2nd oor, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 34972, the following described real property as set forth in the Final Judgment: Legal: Lot 6, PINE ISLAND PHASE I, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 6, Page 52 to 56, Public Records of Okeechobee County, Florida. Together with the attached mobile home described as a 2005 General Cypress, Serial No. 6LYP, together with all improvements and xtures attached thereto. Property address: 10655 NE 101st Street, Okeechobee, FL 34972 ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. Dated this 3rd day of JUNE, 2013. SHARON ROBERTSON Clerk of the Circuit Court BY: Sandra L. Creech IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 2011 CA 378 (Judge Metzger) TD BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, Plaintiff, VS. ESTATE OF ROGER ESTEP a/k/a ROGER L. ESTEP, if any; MERCY ESTEP a/k/a MERCY ANCERO PRIEST a/k/a MERCY ANCERO; JULIE ANN ESTEP a/k/a JULIE E. PRICE, as an heir/bene ciary of the Estate of Roger Estep; JILL CHRISTINE ESTEP a/k/a JILL C. SHAFTLEIN, as an heir/bene ciary of the Estate of Roger Estep; GINA RENEE ESTEP a/k/a GINA LAMET WAGNER a/k/a GINA R. LAMET, as an heir/bene ciary of the Estate of Roger Estep; TENANT # 1, TENANT # 2, unknown tenants in possession, Defendants. NOTICE OF ACTION TO: ESTATE OF ROGER ESTEP a/k/a ROGER L. ESTEP, if any 4280 CRANDALL BRANCH ROA NE GEORGETOWN, IN 47122 YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action has been led against you in the Circuit Court of Okeechobee County, Florida, to foreclose a Mortgage recorded on September 9, 2005 in Of cial Records Book 575, Page 1942 of the Public Records of Okeechobee County, Florida (the “Mortgage”), on the following real property situated, lying, and being in Okeechobee County, Florida, and more particularly described as: Lot 220, Treasure Island Unit As Deputy Clerk NOTICE If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Corrie Johnson, ADA Coordinator, 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. 446885 ON 7/24,31/2013 No. 8, according to the Plat thereof, as recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 91, Public Records of Okeechobee County, Florida together with all existing or subsequently erected or af xed buildings, improvements, and xtures (the “Property”). You are required to le your written defenses, if any, to it with the Clerk of the above-styled Court and to serve a copy thereof on Jeffre y B. Pertnoy, Esquire, Plaintiffs attorney, whose address is Akerman Senter tt, 222 Lakeview Drive, Suite 400, West Palm Beach, Florida 33401, within thirty (30) days from the rst date of publication of this Notice of Action. If you fail to do so, Judgment by default may be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint. This notice shall be published once a week for two consecutive weeks in Okeechobee News on July 24th and 31th, 2013. WITNESS my hand and seal this 19th day of July, 2013. SHARON ROBERTSON Clerk of the Circuit Court BY: Jennifer Rediker Deputy Cler k 448766 ON 7/24,31/2013 READING A NEWSPAPER...makes you a more informed and interesting person. No wonder readers are more successful! Find it faster. Sell it sooner in the classifieds

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Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 19TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. CASE NO. 472011CA000395CAXXXX JPMORGAN CHASE BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, Plaintiff, vs. BAILEY, DARYL, et. al., Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order or Final Judgment entered in Case No. 472011CA000395CAXXXX of the Circuit Court of the 19TH Judicial Circuit in and for OKEECHOBEE County, Florida, wherein, JPMORGAN CHASE BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, Plaintiff, and, BAILEY, DARYL, et. al., are Defendants, I will sell to the highest bidder for cash at, THE OKEECHOBEE COUNTY JUDICIAL CENTER, 312 NW 3RD STREET 2ND FLOOR, JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM, OKEECHOBEE, FLORIDA, at the hour of 11:00am, on the 21st day of August, 2013, the following described property: LOT 118D, FOUR SEASONS ESTATES, AN UNRECORDED PLAT LYING IN AND COMPRISING A PART OF SECTION 17, TOWNSHIP 37 SOUTH, RANGE 36 EAST, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA, MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCING AT THE 1/4 SECTION CORNER OF THE WEST BOUNDARY LINE OF SECTION 17, TOWNSHIP 37 SOUTH, RANGE 36 EAST, RUN THENCE SOUTH 8924’08” EAST ALONG THE 1/4 SECTION LINE FOR A DISTANCE OF 180.00 FEET, THENCE RUN NORTH 004’22” EAST PARALLEL WITH THE WEST BOUNDARY LINE OF THE NORTH 1/2 OF SAID SECTION 17, FOR A DISTANCE OF 382.00 FEET; THENCE RUN SOUTH 8924’08” EAST PARALLEL WITH THE SOUTH BOUNDARY LINE OF SAID NORTH 1/2 OF SECTION 17, FOR A DISTANCE OF 400.00 FEET FOR THE P.O.B. THENCE CONTINUE SOUTH 8924’08” EAST FOR A DISTANCE OF 100.00 FEET; THENCE RUN NORTH 004’22” EAST FOR A DISTANCE OF 100.00 FEET; THENCE RUN NORTH 8924’08” WEST FOR A DISTANCE OF 100.00 FEET; THENCE RUN SOUTH 004’22” WEST FOR A DISTANCE OF 100.00 FEET TO THE P.O.B. TOGETHER WITH AN EASEMENT OVER AND ACROSS THE FOLLOWING: COMMENCE AT THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF THE NORTHWEST 1/4 OF SECTION 17, TOWNSHIP 37 SOUTH, RANGE 36 EAST; THENCE NORTH 8954’53” EAST A DISTANCE OF 180.00 FEET TO A POINT LYING ON THE EASTERLY RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE OF N.E. 64TH AVENUE (S.W. 2ND AVENUE); THENCE NORTH 004’22” EAST ALONG SAID EASTERLY RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE A DISTANCE OF 473.70 FEET TO THE POINT-OF-BEGINNING; THENCE CONTINUE NORTH 004’22” EAST A DISTANCE OF 80.00 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 8924’08” EAST, ALONG THE SOUTHERLY BOUNDARY OF LOTS 113D -105D OF FOUR SEASONS ESTATES AN UNRECORDED SUBDIVISION IN SECTIONS 17 AND 18, TOWNSHIP 37 SOUTH, RANGE 36 EAST, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA, A DISTANCE OF 912.30 FEET TO A POINT; THENCE SOUTH 004’22” WEST A DISTANCE OF 80.00 FEET TO A POINT; THENCE NORTH 8924’08” WEST ALONG THE NORTHERLY BOUNDARY OF LOTS 122-114D OF SAID FOUR SEASONS ESTATES A DISTANCE OF 912.30 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 le a claim within 60 days after the sale. DATED this 6th day of June, 2013. SHARON ROBERTSON Clerk Circuit Court BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk GREENSPOON MARDER, P.A., 100 West Cypress Creek Road, Suite 700 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309 954-343-6273 IMPORTANT If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the Clerk of the Court’s disability coordinator at CORRIE JOHNSON, ADA COORDINATOR, 250 NW COUNTRY CLUB DRIVE, SUITE 217, PORT SAINT 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. 446580 ON 7/24,31/2013 Public Notice Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 2009-CA-732 WELLS FARGO BANK, NA, Plaintiff, VS. ARMANDO RODRIGUEZ, et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF RESCHEDULED FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order Rescheduling Foreclosure Sale dated May 21, 2013, and entered in Case NO. 2009-CA-732 of the Circuit Court of the NINETEENTH Judicial Circuit in and for OKEECHOBEE County, Florida wherein WELLS FARGO BANK, NA, is the Plaintiff and ARMANDO RODRIGUEZ; LUZ RODRIGUEZ; MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INCORPORATED, AS NOMINEE FOR CITIMORTGAGE, INC.; 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 21st day of August 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: A PARCEL OF LAND LYING IN THE SOUTHEAST 1/4 OF THE SOUTHWEST 1/4 OF SECTION 22, TOWNSHIP 37 SOUTH, RANGE 35 EAST, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCING AT THE SAID NORTHEAST CORNER OF SAID SOUTHEAST 1/4 OF THE SOUTHWEST 1/4 OF SECTION 22; THENCE BEAR NORTH 89 DEGREES 06 MINUTES 31 SECONDS WEST, FOR A DISTANCE OF 128.00 FEET; THENCE BEAR SOUTH 00 DEGREES 10 MINUTES 40 SECONDS WEST, ALONG A LINE PARALLEL WITH THE EAST LINE OF SAID SOUTHWEST 1/4 OF SECTION 22, FOR A DISTANCE OF 108.00 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE CONTINUE SOUTH 00 DEGREES 10 MINUTES 40 SECONDS WEST, ALONG A LINE PARALLEL WITH THE EAST LINE OF SAID SOUTHWEST 1/4 OF SECTION 22, FOR A DISTANCE OF 62.00 FEET; THENCE BEAR SOUTH 89 DEGREES 06 MINUTES 31 SECONDS EAST, ALONG A LINE PARALLEL WITH THE NORTH LINE OF SAID SOUTHEAST 1/4 OF THE SOUTHWEST 1/4 OF SECTION 22, FOR A DISTANCE OF 128.00 FEET TO THE INTERSECTION WITH THE EAST LINE OF SAID SOUTHWEST 1/4 OF SECTION 22; THENCE BEAR SOUTH 00 DEGREES 10 MINUTES 40 SECONDS WEST, ALONG THE EAST LINE OF SAID SOUTHWEST 1/4 OF SECTION 22, FOR A DISTANCE OF 45.00 FEET; THENCE BEAR NORTH 89 DEGREES 06 MINUTES 31 SECONDS WEST, ALONG A LINE PARALLEL WITH THE NORTH LINE OF SAID SOUTHEAST 1/4 OF THE SOUTHWEST 1/4 OF SECTION 22, FOR A DISTANCE OF 290.16 FEET TO THE INTERSECTION WITH THE EAST RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE OF SOUTHEAST 9TH AVENUE; THENCE BEAR NORTH 00 DEGREES 11 MINUTES 14 SECONDS EAST, ALONG SAID EAST RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE OF SOUTHEAST 9TH AVENUE, FOR A DISTANCE OF 107.00 FEET TO A POINT; THENCE BEAR SOUTH 89 DEGREES 06 MINUTES 31 SECONDS EAST, ALONG A LINE PARALLEL WITH THE NORTH LINE OF SAID SOUTHEAST 1/4 OF THE SOUTHWEST 1/4 OF SECTION 22, FOR A DISTANCE OF 162.14 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. A/K/A 1117 SE 9TH AVENUE, 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 June 5, 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 F09107792 WELLSLPS-SPECFHLMC-R-jscruggs-Team 1 F09107792 **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 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. 446289 ON 7/24,31/2013 Public Notice Public NoticeIN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 47-2012-CA-000423 DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST COMPANY, AS TRUSTEE OF INDYMAC RESIDENTIAL MORTGAGE-BACKED TRUST, SERIES 2006-L2, RESIDENTIAL MORTGAGE-BACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2006-L2 Plaintiff(s), vs. CHRISTOPHER MCDONNELL, 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 June 6, 2013 and entered in Case No. 47-2012CA-000423 of the Circuit Court of the 19TH Judicial Circuit in and for OKEECHOBEE County, Florida, wherein DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST COMPANY, AS TRUSTEE OF INDYMAC RESIDENTIAL MORTGAGE-BACKED TRUST, SERIES 2006-L2, RESIDENTIAL MORTGAGE-BACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2006-L2 is the Plaintiff and CHRISTOPHER J. MCDONNELL; and UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF CHRISTOPHER J. MCDONNELL; and ANNE M. MCDONNELL; and UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF ANNE M. MCDONNELL; and UNKNOWN TENANT #1; and UNKNOWN TENANT #2 are the Defendants, the clerk shall 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 21st day of August 2013 the following described property as set forth in said Order of Final Judgment, to wit: E 1/2 OF LOT 41, WHISPERING PINES, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 25, PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA, BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DEFINED AS ALL THAT PART OF SAID LOT 41 LYING EAST OF THE SOUTHERLY PROJECTION OF THE CENTERLINE OF NORTHWEST 15TH AVENUE. AND ALSO: LOT 14 OF GRETCHEN HEIGHTS, AN UNRECORDED PLAT, BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCING AT THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF LOT 42, WHISPERING PINES, ACCORDING TO PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 25, PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA, RUN THENCE SOUTH ALONG THE WEST BOUNDARY OF LOTS 42 AND 62 OF SAID WHISPERING PINES FOR A DISTANCE OF 558 FEET FOR POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE RUN N 8959’00” E FOR A DISTANCE OF 110.00 FEET; THENCE RUN SOUTH A DISTANCE OF 102.00 FEET; THENCE RUN S 8959’00 W FOR A DISTANCE OF 96.40 FEET TO A POINT ON THE NORTHEASTERLY BOUNDARY OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY AIRPORT; THENCE RUN N 4453’ W TO THE INTERSECTION WITH THE WEST BOUNDARY OF LOT 42, WHISPERING PINES AFORESAID; THENCE RUN NORTH ALONG THE WEST BOUNDARY OF SAID LOT 42, A DISTANCE OF 88.75 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. LYING IN AND COMPRISING A PART OF LOTS 47 AND 62 OF WHISPERING PINES, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 25, 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 this 11th day of June, 2013. SHARON ROBERTSON Clerk of Circuit Court 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 Robert F. Garcia, Jr., Esq./Florida Bar # 747051 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, Florida 33607 Telephone: (813) 443-5087 Fax: (813) 443-5089 emailservice@gilbertgrouplaw.com 800669.002462/rpatelIf 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. 447216 ON 7/24,31/2013 Public Notice Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION Case #: 2009 CA 000554 U.S. Bank National Association, as Trustee, successor in interest to Bank of America, National Association as Trustee as successor by merger to LaSalle Bank, National Association as trustee for Washington Mutual Mortgage PassThrough Certi cates WMALT Series 2006-5 Plaintiff, -VS.David Combs; Conners Gables Homeowners Association, Inc.; Unknown Parties in Possession #1; Unknown Parties in Possession #2; If living, and all Unknown Parties claiming by, through, under and against the above named Defendant(s) who are not known to be dead or alive, whether said Unknown Parties may claim an interest as Spouse, Heirs, Devisees, Grantees, or Other Claimants Defendant(s). NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order dated May 23, 2013, entered in Civil Case No. 2009 CA 000554 of the Circuit Court of the 19th Judicial Circuit in and for Okeechobee County, Florida, wherein U.S. Bank National Association, as Trustee, successor in interest to Bank of America, National Association as Trustee as successor by merger to LaSalle Bank, National Association as trustee for Washington Mutual Mortgage Pass-Through Certi cates WMALT Series 2006-5, Plaintiff and David Combs are defendant(s), I, Clerk of Court, Sharon Robertson, will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in the Jury Assembly Room, on the Second Floor, of the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 312 N.W. Third Street, Okeechobee, FL 34972 beginning at 11:00 A.M. on August 21, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to-wit: PARCEL 16A: A PORTION OF LOTS 7 THRU 16, OF BLOCK 16, OF THE SUBDIVISION ENTITLED “A REVISED AND ADDITION TO PLAT OF CONNERS GABLES”, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 15, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY FLORIDA, SAID PORTION BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCING AT THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF LOT 1, OF SAID BLOCK 16, THENCE NORTH 53 DEGREES 54 MINUTES 53 SECONDS WEST ALONG THE NORTHERLY LINE OF SAID BLOCK 16, A DISTANCE OF 600.00 FEET TO THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF SAID LOT 7, OF BLOCK 16, SAID POINT BEING THE POINT OF BEGINNING OF THE HEREIN DESCRIBED PARCEL; THENCE CONTINUE NORTH 53 DEGREES 54 MINUTES 53 SECONDS WEST ALONG THE NORTHERLY LINE OF SAID BLOCK 16, A DISTANCE OF 76.00 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 36 DEGREES 05 MINUTES 07 SECONDS WEST, A DISTANCE OF 200.00 FEET TO THE SOUTHERLY LINE OF SAID BLOCK 16; THENCE SOUTH 53 DEGREES 54 MINUTES 53 SECONDS EAST, ALONG SAID SOUTHERLY LINE, A DISTANCE OF 76.00 FEET: THENCE NORTH 36 DEGREES 05 MINUTES 07 SECONDS EAST, A DISTANCE OF 200.00 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. Florida Rules of Judicial Administration Rule 2.540 Notices to Persons With DisabilitiesIf you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Corrie Johnson, ADA Coordinator, 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711.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 31st day of May, 2013. SHARON ROBERTSON CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT Okeechobee County, Florida BY: Sandra L. Creech DEPUTY CLERK OF COURT ATTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF: SHAPIRO, FISHMAN & GACHE, LLP 2424 North Federal Highway, Suite 360 Boca Raton, Florida 33431 (561) 998-6700 (561) 998-6707 446265 ON 7/24,31/2013 Public Notice 18 Okeechobee News July 31, 2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO: 2012-CA-000293 JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION Plaintiff, V S. LAURA L. DANISON; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF LAURA L. DANISON; UNKNOWN TENANT I; UNKNOWN TENA NT II, and any unknown heirs, devisees, grantees, creditors, and other unknown persons or unknown spouses claiming by, through and under any of the above-named Defendants, Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE is hereby given that the undersigned Clerk of the Circuit Court of Okeechobee County, Florida, will on the 21st day of August, 2013, at 11:00 A.M. in the Jury Assembly Room, 2nd Floor, Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida, offer for sale and sell at public outcry to the highest and best bidder for cash, the following described property situate in Okeechobee County, Florida: Lots 1 and 2, Block 46, SUBDIVISION OF A PORTION OF OKEECHOBEE PARK, according to the Plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 1, Page 28 of the Public Records of Okeechobee County, Florida. Together with that certain Singlewide Manufactured Home described as a 1983 MANA with VIN#063912S7363. pursuant to the Final Judgment entered on 6/11/2013 at 11:00 AM in said Court, the style of which case is indicated above. Any person or entity claiming an interest in the surplus, if any, resulting from the foreclosure sale, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens, must le a claim on san e with the Clerk of Court within 60 days after the foreclosure sale. A MERICANS WITH DISABILITIES A CT. If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entiIN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO: 472012CA000395CAXXXX JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION Plaintiff, VS. LYDIA L. BISHOP A/K/A LYDIA BISHOP; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF LYDIA L. BISHOP A/K/A LYDIA BISHOP; UNKNOWN TENANT I; UNKNOWN TENANT II, and any unknown heirs, devisees, grantees, creditors, and other unknown persons or unknown spouses claiming by, through and under any of the above-named Defendants, Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE is hereby given that the undersigned Clerk of the Circuit Court of Okeechobee County, Florida, will on the 21st day of August, 2013, at 11:00 A.M in the Jury Assembly Room, 2nd Floor, Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida, offer for sale and sell at public outcry to the highest and best bidder for cash, the following-described property situate in Okeechobee County, Florida: LOT 12, BLOCK 4, BET-HER ACRES, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 12, PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY FLORIDA IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION Case No. 13000178CAAXMX Citi Mortgage Inc. Plaintiff, VS. Jennifer L. Marquis a/k/a Jennifer Marquis; Unknown Spouse of Jennifer L. Marquis a/k/a Jennifer Marquis; Unknown Tenant #1; Unknown Tenant #2 Defendants. NOTICE OF ACTION CONSTRUCTIVE SERVICE TO: Jennifer L. Marquis a/k/a Jennifer Mar q uis and Unknown IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO: 2012-CA-000343 JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION Plaintiff, VS. JOSEPH S. GRAISBERY A/K/A JOSEPH SAMUEL GRAISBERY; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF JOSEPH S. GRAISBERY A/K/A JOSEPH SAMUEL GRAISBERY; UNKNOWN TENANT I; UNKNOWN TENANT II, and any unknown heirs, devisees, grantees, creditors, and other unknown persons or unknown spouses claiming by, through and under any of the above-named Defendants, Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE is hereby given that the undersigned Clerk of the Circuit IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.: 472009CA000652CAXXXX CITIMORTGAGE, INC., SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO PRINCIPAL RESIDENTIAL MORTGAGE, INC. Plaintiff, VS. TERRY D. CHOATE A/K/A TERRY CHOATE, et al Defendants. RE-NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE RE-NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order Granting Plaintiff’s Motion to Reschedule Foreclosure Sale led May 14, 2013, and entered in Case No. 472009CA000652CAXXXX of the Circuit Court of the NINETEENTH Judicial Circuit in and for OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, Florida, wherein CITIMORTGAGE, INC., SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO PRINCIPAL RESIDENTIAL MORTGAGE, INC., is Plaintiff, and TERRY D. CHOATE A/K/A TERRY CHOATE, et al are Defendants, the clerk will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash, beginning at 11:00 AM at the 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 21st day of August, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Amended Final Judgment, to wit: Lot 41, OTTER CREEK ESTATES, UNIT ONE, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 6, Page 29, Public Records of Okeechobee County, Florida. Together with a 1997 Mobil Home Vin No. FLFLT70B24646SK21 and Vin No. FLFLT70A24646SK21. 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 da y s after tled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Corrie Johnson, ADA Coordinator, 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. WITNESS my hand and of cial seal of said Court this 26th day of July, 2013. SHARON ROBERTSON CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk 449136 ON 7/31;8/7/2013 pursuant to the Final Judgment entered on 6/11/2013 9:00 AM in said Court, the style of which case is indicated above. Any person or entity claiming an interest in the surplus, if any, resulting from the foreclosure sale, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens, must le a claim on same with the Clerk of Court within 60 days after the foreclosure sale. AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT. If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Corrie Johnson, ADA Coordinator, 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. SHARON ROBERTSON CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk 447559 ON 7/24,31/2013 Court of Okeechobee County, Florida, will on the 21st day of August, 2013, at 11:00 A.M. in the Jury Assembly Room, 2nd Floor, Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida, offer for sale and sell at public outcry to the highest and best bidder for cash, the following-described property situate in Okeechobee County, Florida: LOT 1, BLOCK 20, UNIT NUMBER 2 BASSWOOD INCORPORATED, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 28, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA.pursuant to the Final Judgment entered on 6/11/2013 at 9:00 AM in said Court, the style of which case is indicated above. Any person or entity claiming an interest in the surplus, if any, resulting from the foreclosure sale, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens, must le a claim on same with the Clerk of Court within 60 days after the foreclosure sale. AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT. If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Corrie Johnson, ADA Coordinator, 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. WITNESS my hand and of cial seal of said Court this 25th day of June, 2013. SHARON ROBERTSON CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT By: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk 447546 ON 7/24,31/2013 Your new car could be in todays paper. Have you looked for it? the sale. Dated at Okeechobee, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, Florida, this 24th day of May, 2013. Sharon Robertson Clerk of said Circuit Court BY: Sandra L. Creech As Deputy Clerk CITIMORTGAGE, INC., SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO PRINCIPAL RESIDENTIAL MORTGAGE, INC. 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, 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. 446208 ON 7/24,31/2013 Spouse of Jennifer L. Marquis a/k/a Jennifer Marquis YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose a mortgage on the following property in Okeechobee County, Florida: LOT 7, BLOCK 4, A REVISED PLAT OF FIRST ADDITION TO PINE RIDGE PARK, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 90, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. has been led against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on Yashmin Chen-Alexis, Esquire, Broc k & Scott, PLLC., the Plaintiffs attorney, whose address is 1501 N.W. 49th Street, Suite 200, Ft. Lauderdale, FL. 33309, within 30 days after rst publication of this notice, and le the original with the Clerk of this Court either before service on the Plaintiffs attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relie f demanded in the complaint or petition. DATED on July 25, 2013. SHARON ROBERTSON AS CLERK OF THE COUR T BY: Jennifer Rediker As Deputy Cler k 449145 ON 7/31;8/7/2013 Time to clean out the attic, basement and/or garage? Advertise your yard sale in the classifieds and make your clean up a breeze! How do you find a job in todays competitive market? In the employment section o f t h e c l ass ifi eds

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Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 2010-CA-140 BRANCH BANKING AND TRUST COMPANY, a North Carolina banking corporation, as successor-in-interest to Colonial Bank by asset acqu isition from the FDIC as Receiver for Colonial Bank, Plaintiff/Counter-Defendant, v. MANUEL C. DIAZ, individually, BARBARA DIAZ, individually, and BARRY M. BRANT, as Trustee of the Okeechobee 335 Land Trust U/I/D 7/31/06, Defendants/Counter-Plaintiffs. NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that pursuant to the Final Judgment of Foreclosure in the case of Branch Banking and Trust Company, Plai ntiff, v. Manuel C. Diaz, et al., Defendants, Case No.: 2010-CA-140, the undersigned Clerk of the Circuit Court of Okeechobee County, Florida will on August 21, 2013 at 11:00 a.m., at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 312 N.W. 3rd Street Okeechobee, Florida, second oor, Jury Assembly Room, offer for sale and sell at public outcry to the highest bidder for cash, the property situated in Okeechobee County, Florida described as follows: ALL THAT PORTION OF THE FORMER BUT NOW ABANDONED F.E.C. RAILROAD RIGHT-OF-WAY, LYING IN SECTION 10. AND ALL THAT PART OF SECTION 3, LYING SOUTH OF THE F.C.D. LEVEE 63-SOUTH RIGHT-OF-WAY. AND ALL THAT PART OF GOVERNMENT LOTS 1,2,3,4 AND THE NORTH 1/2 OF THE NORTHEAST 1/4 OF SECTION 10, LYING SOUTH OF THE F.C.D. LEVEE 63-SOUTH RIGHT-OF-WAY. AND ALL THAT PART OF GOVERNMENT LOTS 1,2 AND THE NORTHWEST 1/4 OF SECTION 11, LYING SOUTH OF THE F.C.D. LEVEE 63-SOUTH RIGHT -OF-WAY. AND ALL THAT PART OF BLOCK 6, GREAT LAKES SUBDIVISION, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 1, PAGE 40, PUBLI C RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA, LYING NORTH OF THE FORMER BUT NOW ABANDONED F.E.C. RAILROAD RIGHT-OF-WAY. AND ALL THAT PART OF BLOCK 7, GREAT LAKES SUBDIVISION, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 1, PAGE 39, PUBLI C RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA, LYING NORTH OF THE FORMER BUT NOW ABANDONED F.E.C. RAILROAD RIGHT-OF-WAY. LESS AND EXCEPT THEREFROM THOSE PORTIONS OF SECTIONS 3 AND 10, LYING WITHIN THE BOUNDARY OF LAR-KEE LAKES, 2ND ADDITION FOR MOBILE HOMES, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 4, PAGE 7, PINE OAKS VILLAGE, NO. 1, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 5, PAGE 20 AND PINE OA KS VILLAGE NO. 2, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 5, PAGE 21, ALL BEING RECORDED IN THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA, BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DES CRIBED AS FOLLOWS: BEGINNING AT THE CORNER COMMON TO SECTIONS 3,4,9 AND 10, BEAR NORTH 0047’10” WEST ALONG THE WEST LINE OF SAID SECTION 3 TO THE INTERSECTION WITH THE SOUTHERLY RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE OF THE F.C.D. LEVEE 63-SOUTH, A DISTANCE OF 1502.94 FEET; THENCE BEAR SOUTH 5339’07” EAST ALONG THE SAID SOUTHERLY RIGHTOF-WAY LINE OF THE F.C.D. LEVEE 63-SOUTH, A DISTANCE OF 414.12 FEET; THENCE BEAR SOUTH 2805’50” WEST ALONG THE SOUTHERLY RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE OF THE F.C.D. LEVEE 63-SOUTH, A DISTANCE OF 63.38 FEET; THENCE BEAR SOUTH 5339’07” EAST ALONG THE SOUTHERLY RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE OF THE F.C.D. LEVEE 63-SOUTH TO THE INTERSECTION WITH THE NORTHERLY EXTENSION OF THE EASTERLY BOUND ARY LINE OF LOT 1, BLOCK 7 OF THE AFORESAID LAR-KEE LAKES, 2ND ADDITION FOR MOBILE HOMES, A DISTANCE OF 1.03 FEET; THENCE BEAR SOUTH 2805’50” WEST ALONG THE SAID NORTHERLY EXTENS ION OF THE EASTERLY BOUNDARY LINE OF LOT 1, BLOCK 7 TO THE NORTHEASTERLY CORNER OF LOT 1, BLOCK 7 AND THE EASTERLY RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE OF S.E. 57TH DRIVE, A DISTANCE OF 3.35 FEET; T HENCE BEAR SOUTH 2506’06” EAST ALONG THE SAID EASTERLY RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE OF S.E. 57TH DRIVE TO THE INTERSECTION WITH THE EASTERLY RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE OF S.E. 98TH TRAIL, A DISTANCE OF 220.29 FEET; THENCE BEAR SOUTH 2754’22” WEST ALONG THE SAID EASTERLY RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE OF S.E. 98TH TRAIL, A DISTANCE OF 6.58 FEET; THENCE BEAR SOUTH 5315’37” EAST ALONG THE NORTHEA STERLY BOUNDARY LINE OF SAID PINE OAKS VILLAGE, NO. 1, A DISTANCE OF 280.13 FEET; THENCE BEAR SOUTH 4239’58” EAST ALONG THE SAID NORTHEASTERLY BOUNDARY LINE OF PINE OAKS VILLAGE, NO. 1, A DISTANCE OF 74.76 FEET; THENCE BEAR SOUTH 5252’32” EAST ALONG THE NORTHEASTERLY BOUNDARY LINE OF PINE OAKS VILLAGE, NO. 1, TO THE SOUTHEASTERLY BOUNDARY LINE OF PINE OA KS VILLAGE, NO. 1, A DISTANCE OF 335.03 FEET; THENCE BEAR SOUTH 3924’59” WEST ALONG THE SAID SOUTHEASTERLY BOUNDARY LINE OF PINE OAKS VILLAGE, NO. 1, A DISTANCE OF 214.61 FEET; TH ENCE BEAR SOUTH 2822’11” WEST ALONG THE SOUTHEASTERLY BOUNDARY LINE OF PINE OAKS VILLAGE, NO. 1, A DISTANCE OF 65.41 FEET; THENCE BEAR SOUTH 1351’32” WEST ALONG THE SOUTHEASTE RLY BOUNDARY LINE OF PINE OAKS VILLAGE, NO. 1, A DISTANCE OF 120.70 FEET; THENCE BEAR SOUTH 2826’46” WEST ALONG THE SOUTHEASTERLY BOUNDARY LINE OF PINE OAKS VILLAGE, NO. 1, A DIS TANCE OF 200.53 FEET; THENCE BEAR SOUTH 3528’42” WEST ALONG THE SOUTHEASTERLY BOUNDARY LINE OF PINE OAKS VILLAGE, NO. 1, A DISTANCE OF 96.53 FEET; THENCE BEAR SOUTH 5339’05” WEST A LONG THE SOUTHEASTERLY BOUNDARY LINE OF PINE OAKS VILLAGE, NO. 1, TO THE SOUTHEASTERLY BOUNDARY LINE OF THE SAID PINE OAKS VILLAGE, NO. 2, A DISTANCE OF 172.24 FEET; THENCE BE AR SOUTH 3143’48” WEST ALONG THE SAID SOUTHEASTERLY BOUNDARY LINE OF PINE OAKS VILLAGE, NO. 2, A DISTANCE OF 118.10 FEET; THENCE BEAR SOUTH 4304’50” WEST TO THE INTERSECTION WITH THE SOUTHWESTERLY BOUNDARY LINE OF PINE OAKS VILLAGE, NO. 2, A DISTANCE OF 161.34 FEET; THENCE BEAR NORTH 4752’21” WEST ALONG THE SAID SOUTHWESTERLY BOUNDARY LINE OF PINE OAK S VILLAGE, NO. 2, A DISTANCE OF 100.00 FEET; THENCE BEAR NORTH 5741’01” WEST ALONG THE SOUTHWESTERLY BOUNDARY LINE OF PINE OAKS VILLAGE, NO. 2,A DISTANCE OF 114.40 FEET; THENCE BEAR NORTH 6618’12” WEST ALONG THE SOUTHWESTERLY BOUNDARY LINE OF PINE OAKS VILLAGE, NO 2, TO THE INTERSECTION WITH THE WEST LINE OF SAID SECTION 10, A DISTANCE OF 91.73 FEET; THENCE BEAR NORTH 0020’47” WEST ALONG THE SAID WEST LINE OF SECTION 10, A DISTANCE OF 182.82 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. LESS AND EXCEPTING FROM THE ABOVE DESCRIBED PARCEL THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED PARCEL: A PARCEL OF LAND LYING IN SECTION 10, TOWNSHIP 38 SOUTH, RANGE 36 EAST, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCE AT THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF SAID SECTION 10; THENCE SOUTH 0020’47” EAST ALONG THE WEST LINE OF SECTION 10, A DISTAN CE OF 264.64 FEET FOR THE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE CONTINUE SOUTH 0020’47” EAST ALONG SAID WEST LINE OF SECTION 10, A DISTANCE OF 311.95 FEET TO A POINT ON THE SOUTHERLY RIGHT-O F-WAY LINE OF THE NOW ABANDONED F.E.C. RAILROAD RIGHT-OF-WAY, AS MARKED WITH A 5/8 INCH REBAR; THENCE SOUTH 5019’09” EAST ALONG SAID SOUTHERLY RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE, A DISTANCE O F 10.55 FEET; THENCE NORTH 4123’16” EAST, ON A LINE PARALLEL WITH AND 20.00 FEET WESTERLY OF (AS MEASURED AT RIGHT ANGLES TO) AN EXISTING OLD BARBED WIRE FENCE, A DISTANCE OF 245. 95 FEET; THENCE NORTH 5208’49” WEST, A DISTANCE OF 218.62 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. AND LESS AND EXCEPTING THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED PARCEL FROM PARCEL DESCRIBED ABOVE: A PARCEL OF LAND LYING IN SECTION 10, TOWNSHIP 38 SOUTH, RANGE 36 EAST, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCE AT THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF SAID SECTION 10; THENCE SOUTH 0020’47” EAST ALONG THE WEST LINE OF SECTION 10, A DISTAN CE OF 180.69 FEET TO A 5/8 INCH REBAR WITH CAP #2084, FOR THE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE CONTINUE SOUTH 0020’47” EAST ALONG SAID WEST LINE OF SECTION 10, A DISTANCE OF 83.95 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 5208’49” EAST, A DISTANCE OF 218.62 FEET; THENCE NORTH 5722’58” EAST, A DISTANCE OF 96.01 FEET TO A 5/8 INCH REBAR WITH CAP #2084 MARKING THE SOUTHERNMOST CORNER OF “PI NE OAKS VILLAGE NO. 2”, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 5, PAGE 21 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA; THENCE NORTH 4716’21” WEST, ALONG THE SOUTHWESTERLY BOUNDARY LINE OF SAID “PINE OAKS VILLAGE NO. 2”, A DISTANCE OF 100.05 FEET; THENCE NORTH 5741’01” WEST, CONTINUING ALONG SAID SOUTHWESTERLY BOUNDARY LINE, A DI STANCE OF 114.40 FEET TO AN ANGLE POINT IN SAID SOUTHWESTERLY BOUNDARY LINE, AS MARKED WITH A 5/8 INCH REBAR WITH CAP #2084; THENCE NORTH 6600’14” WEST, CONTINUING ALONG SAID SOUTHWESTERLY BOUNDARY LINE, A DISTANCE OF 91.74 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. ALL OF THE ABOVE DESCRIBED LANDS IN PARCEL 2 BEING IN TOWNSHIP 38 SOUTH, RANGE 36 EAST, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. AND LESS AND EXCEPTING THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED PARCEL FROM PARCEL DESCRIBED ABOVE: BEING A PARCEL OF LAND LYING WITHIN SECTION 10, TOWNSHIP 38 SOUTH, RANGE 36 EAST, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA, BEING MORE PAR TICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCE AT THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF. SAID SECTION 10; THENCE SOUTH 0018’36” EAST ALONG THE WEST LINE OF SAID SECTION 10, A DISTANCE OF 576.48 FEET TO THE INTERSECTION WITH THE SOUTH LINE OF THE FORMER, BUT NOW ABANDONED, FLORIDA EAST COAST RAILROAD RIGHT-OF-WAY; THENCE SOUTH 5020’26” EAST ALONG SAID S OUTH LINE, A DISTANCE OF 13.77 FEET TO THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF THAT PARCEL OF LAND DESCRIBED IN OFFICIAL RECORDS BOOK 346, PAGE 1984, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNT Y, FLORIDA, AND THE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE NORTH 4105’16” EAST, A DISTANCE OF 245.98 FEET TO THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF THAT PARCEL OF LAND DESCRIBED IN OFFICIAL RECORDS BO OK 346, PAGE 1984, AND THE SOUTHEAST CORNER OF THAT PARCEL OF LAND DESCRIBED IN OFFICIAL RECORDS BOOK 347, PAGE 1580, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA; THENCE N ORTH 5704’58” EAST, A DISTANCE OF 73.43 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 5525’54” EAST, A DISTANCE OF 615.63 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 5020’26” EAST, A DISTANCE OF 588.69 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 3939’34” WEST, A DISTANCE OF 370.60 FEET TO A POINT ON THE AFOREDESCRIBED SOUTH RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE OF THE FLORIDA EAST COAST RAILROAD; THENCE NORTH 5020’26” WEST ALONG SAID SOUTH LINE, A DIST ANCE OF 1230.01 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. TOGETHER WITH THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED PERSONAL PROPERTY: (A) ALL EASEMENTS AND OTHER RIGHTS NOW OR HEREAFTER MADE APPURTENANT TO THE REAL PROPERTY DESCRIBED ABOVE (“REAL PROPERTY”); (B) ALL GOODS, INVENTORY, INTANGIBLE PERSONAL PROPERTY, LICENSES (INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION, LIQUOR LICENSES), APPARATUS, MACHINERY, EQUIPMENT, FURNISHINGS, FIXTURES, FITTINGS, APPLIANCES AND AIR CONDITIONING AND HEATING EQUIPMENT, FURNITURE, FREEZING EQUIPMENT, AND OTHER PROPERTY OF EVERY KIND AND NATURE WHATSOEVER OWNED BY MANUEL C. DIAZ, BARBARA DIAZ (COLLECTIVELY, AS THE “DEBTOR”), OR IN WHICH DEBTOR HAS OR SHALL HAVE AN INTEREST, NOW OR HEREAFTER LOCATED UPON T HE REAL PROPERTY, OR APPURTENANT THERETO, AND USABLE IN CONNECTION WITH THE REAL PROPERTY, AND THE RIGHT, TITLE AND INTEREST OF DEBTOR IN AND TO ANY OF THE EQUIPMENT, WHICH MAY BE THE SUBJECT TO ANY SECURITY AGREEMENTS (AS DEFINED IN THE UNIFORM COMMERCIAL CODE); (C) ALL AWARDS OR PAYMENTS, INCLUDING INTEREST THEREON, WHICH MAY BE MADE WITH RESPECT TO THE REAL PROPERTY, WHETHER FROM TH E EXERCISE OF THE RIGHT OF EMINENT DOMAIN (INCLUDING ANY TRANSFER MADE IN LIEU OF THE EXERCISE OF SAID RIGHT), OR FOR ANY OTHER INJURY TO OR DECREASE IN THE VALUE OF THE REAL P ROPERTY; (I)) ALL LEASES AND OTHER AGREEMENTS AFFECTING THE USE OR OCCUPANCY OF THE REAL PROPERTY NOW OR HEREAFTER ENTERED INTO AND T HE RIGHT TO RECEIVE AND APPLY THE RENTS, ISSUES AND PROFITS OF THE REAL PROPERTY, AND ANY SECURITY DEPOSITS PAID IN CONNECTION THEREWITH; (E) ALL RIGHTS OF DEBTOR IN AND TO ALL PRESENT AND FUTURE FIRE, FLOOD, LIABILITY AND/OR HAZARD INSURANCE POLICIES PERTAINING TO ALL OR ANY PORTION OF THE REAL PROPERTY AND/OR ANY ITEMS COVERED BY THIS INSTRUMENT, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION ANY UNEARNED PREMIUMS AND ALL INSURANCE PROCEEDS OR SUMS PAYABLE IN LIEU OF OR AS COMPENSATION FOR THE LOSS OF OR DAMAGE TO ALL OR ANY PORTION OF THE REAL PROPERTY AND/OR ANY ITEMS COVERED BY THIS INSTRUMENT; (F) THE RIGHT (BUT NOT THE OBLIGATION), IN THE NAME AND ON BEHALF OF DEBTOR, TO APPEAR IN AND DEFEND ANY ACTION OR PROCEEDIN G BROUGHT WITH RESPECT TO THE REAL PROPERTY AND TO COMMENCE ANY ACTION OR PROCEEDING TO PROTECT THE INTEREST OF THE SECURED PARTY IN THE REAL PROPERTY; (G) ALL TENEMENTS, HEREDITAMENTS, EASEMENTS, RIPARIAN OR OTHER RIGHTS AND APPURTENANCES THEREUNTO BELONGING OR IN ANY WISE A PPERTAINING, INCLUDING ALL RIGHT, TITLE AND INTEREST OF DEBTOR IN AND TO THE UNDERLYING TITLE OF ANY ROADS OR OTHER DEDICATED AREA ABUTTING THE REAL PROPERTY, AND THE REVERSION REMAINDERS, RENTS, ISSUES AND PROFITS THEREOF, AND ALL AFTER-ACQUIRED TITLE OF DEBTOR IN THE REAL PROPERTY; (H) ALL ABSTRACTS OF TITLE, CONTRACT RIGHTS, MANAGEMENT, FRANCHISE AND SERVICE AGREEMENTS, ACCOUNTS, OCCUPANCY PERMITS AND L ICENSES, BUILDING AND OTHER PERMITS, GOVERNMENTAL APPROVALS, LICENSES, AGREEMENTS WITH UTILITIES COMPANIES, WATER AND SEWER CAPACITY RESERVATION AGREEMENTS, BONDS, GOVERNMENTAL APPLICATIONS AND PROCEEDINGS, FEASIBILITY STUDIES, MAINTENANCE AND SERVICE CONTRACTS, MARKETING AGREEMENTS, DEVELOPMENT AGREEMENTS, SURVEYS, ENGINEERING WORK, ARCHITECTURAL PLANS AND ENGINEERING PLAN S, SITE PLANS, LANDSCAPING PLANS, ENGINEERING CONTRACTS, ARCHITECTURAL CONTRACTS, AND ALL OTHER CONTRACTS RESPECTING THE REAL PROPERTY AND ALL OTHER CONSENTS, APPROVALS AND AGREEMENTS WHICH DEBTOR MAY NOW OR HEREAFTER OWN IN CONNECTION WITH THE REAL PROPERTY AND/OR ANY IMPROVEMENTS CONSTRUCTED THEREON, AND ALL DEPOSITS, DOWN PAYMENTS AND PROFITS PAID OR DEPOSITED THEREUNDER, NOW EXISTING OR HEREAFTER OBTAINED BY OR ON BEHALF OF DEBTOR; (I) ALL SANITARY AND STORM SEWER, WATER AND UTILITY SERVICE AGREEMENTS AS TO WHICH DEBTOR IS A PARTY OR BENEFICIARY; (J) ALL BUILDING MATERIALS, APPLIANCES AND FIXTURES NOW OWNED OR HEREAFTER TO BE ACQUIRED BY OR ON BEHALF OF DEBTOR AND INTE NDED FOR USE IN THE CONSTRUCTION OF OR INCORPORATED, ANNEXED TO, OR LOCATED IN, OR TO BE INCORPORATED IN, ANNEXED TO, OR LOCATED IN THE BUILDINGS AND IMPROVEMENTS TO BE CONSTRU CTED ON THE REAL PROPERTY OR ANY PART THEREOF. SAID MATERIALS AND PERSONAL PROPERTY SHALL INCLUDE BUT NOT BE LIMITED TO LUMBER, PLASTER, CEMENT, SHINGLES, ROOFING, PLUMBING F IXTURES, PIPE, LATH, WALLBOARD, CABINETS, NAILS, SINKS, TOILETS, FURNACES, HEATERS, BRICK, TILE, WATER HEATERS, SCREENS, WINDOW FRAMES, GLASS DOORS, FLOORING, PAINT, LIGHTING F IXTURES AND UNATTACHED REFRIGERATING, COOKING, HEATING AND VENTILATING APPLIANCES AND EQUIPMENT, KITCHEN GOODS, HOTEL GOODS, RESTAURANT GOODS, BAR GOODS, TOOLS, LAWN EQUIPMEN T, FLOOR COVERINGS; (K) ANY MONIES AND ANY ESCROW ACCOUNTS ESTABLISHED OR ACCRUED PURSUANT TO THAT CERTAIN MORTGAGE ENCUMBERING THE REAL PROPERT Y MADE BY DEBTOR IN FAVOR OF SECURED PARTY; (L) ANY PROPERTY OR OTHER THINGS OF VALUE ACQUIRED WITH OR PAID FOR BY ANY FUTURE ADVANCES PURSUANT TO THE SAID MORTGAGE; (M) ALL CONTRACTS OF SALE AND PURCHASE AGREEMENTS RESPECTING THE REAL PROPERTY, ALL CONTRACTS FOR DEED AND ANY NOTES AND MOR TGAGES EXECUTED AND DELIVERED TO DEBTOR IN CONNECTION WITH ANY CONTRACTS FOR DEED OTHERWISE, AND ANY OTHER CONTRACTS ENTERED INTO BY DEBTOR RESPECTING OR RELATING IN ANY MAN NER TO THE REAL. PROPERTY; (N) ALL INCOME AND PROFITS DUE OR TO BECOME DUE UNDER ANY CONTRACTS OF SALE OR PURCHASE AGREEMENTS RESPECTING THE REAL PROPE RTY, NOW EXISTING OR HEREAFTER OBTAINED BY OR ON BEHALF OF DEBTOR; (0) ALL REFUNDS OF PROPERTY TAXES RELATING TO THE REAL PROPERTY OR ANY OTHER PROPERTY COVERED BY THIS FINANCING STATEMENT; (P) ALL ACCOUNTS RECEIVABLE ARISING FROM OPERATIONS CONDUCTED AT THE REAL PROPERTY; (Q) ALL OF THE WATER, SANITARY AND STORM SEWER SYSTEMS NOW OR HEREAFTER OWNED BY THE DEBTOR WHICH ARE NOW OR HEREAFTER LOCAT ED BY, OVER, OR UPON THE REAL PROPERTY OR ANY PART OR PARCEL THEREOF, AND WHICH WATER SYSTEM INCLUDES ALL WATER MAINS, SERVICE LATERALS, HYDRANTS, VALVES AND APPURTENANCES, AND WHICH SEWER SYSTEM INCLUDES ALL SANITARY SEWER LINES, INCLUDING MAINS, LATERAL, MANHOLES AND APPURTENANCES; (R) ALL OF THE RIGHT, TITLE AND INTEREST OF THE DEBTOR IN AND TO ANY COPYRIGHTS, TRADEMARKS, SERVICE MARKS, TRADE NAMES, NAM ES OF BUSINESSES, OR FICTITIOUS NAMES OF ANY KIND USED IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE OPERATION OF ANY BUSINESS OR ENDEAVOR LOCATED ON THE REAL PROPERTY; (S) ALL OF DEBTOR’S INTEREST IN ALL UTILITY SECURITY DEPOSITS OR BONDS ON THE REAL PROPERTY OR PART OF PARCEL THEREOF; (T) ANY AND ALL BALANCES, CREDITS, DEPOSITS, ACCOUNTS OR MONIES OF THE DEBTOR AND ALL GUARANTORS AND ALL OTHER SUCH PROPERTI ES AND SECURITIES THEN OR THEREAFTER ESTABLISHED WITH OR IN THE POSSESSION OF THE SECURED PARTY; (U) ALL WARRANTIES, GUARANTIES, INSTRUMENTS, DOCUMENTS, CHATTEL PAPERS AND GENERAL INTANGIBLES RELATING TO OR ARISING FROM T HE FOREGOING COLLATERAL, NOW OWNED OR HEREAFTER ACQUIRED BY DEBTOR; AND (V) ANY IMPACT FEE CREDITS OWNED BY DEBTOR. TOGETHER WITH ALL SUBSTITUTIONS FOR, ALTERATIONS, REPAIRS AND REPLACEMENTS OF ANY OF THE FOREGOING AND ANY AND ALL PROCEEDS (WHETHER CASE PROCEEDS OR NON-CASH PROCEEDS), PRODUCTS, RENEWALS, ACCESSIONS AND ADDITIONS OR ANY OF THE FOREGOING. 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 p endens, must le a claim within 60 days after the sale. WITNESS my hand and of cial seal of said Court, this 6th day of June, 2013. SHARON ROBERTSON, Clerk of the Circuit Court BY: Sandra L. Creech, Deputy Clerk 446525 ON 7/24,31/2013 Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice 19 Okeechobee News July 31, 2013IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 19 JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 47-2009-CA-000818 PNC BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO NATIONAL CITY BANK, SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO HARBOR FEDERAL SAVINGS BANK Plaintiff, vs. IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 19TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. CASE NO. 47-2012-CA-000244 JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, Plaintiff, vs. DAVID MICHAEL CHAPLIC A/K/A DAVID M. CHAPLIC, Defendant. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order or Final Judgment entered in Case No. 47-2012CA-000244 of the Circuit Court of the 19TH Judicial Circuit in and for OKEECHOBEE County, Florida, wherein, JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, Plaintiff, and, DAVID MICHAEL CHAPLIC A/K/A DAVID M. CHAPLIC, et. al., are Defendants, I will sell to the highest bidder for cash at, THE OKEECHOBEE COUNTY JUDICIAL CENTER, 312 NW 3RD STREET, 2ND FLOOR, JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM, OKEECHOBEE, FLORIDA, at the hour of 11:00am, on the 21st day of August, 2013, the following described property: LOT 112 OF PIONEER ESTATES UNIT III, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 6, PAGE(S) 31-32, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. TOGETHER WITH A 1987 SINGLE WIDE MOBILE HOME # 1FLSP1AG437012538, SERIAL NUMBER #50541874. 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 6th day of June, 2013. SHARON ROBERTSON Clerk Circuit Court BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk GREENSPOON MARDER, P.A. 100 West Cypress Creek Road Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309 954-343-6273 IMPORTANT If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the Clerk of the Court’s disability coordinator at CORRIE JOHNSON, ADA COORDINATOR, 250 NW COUNTRY CLUB DRIVE, SUITE 217, PORT SAINT 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. 446579 ON 7/24,31/2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 472013CA000212 SEACOAST NATIONAL BANK, SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO BIG LAKE NATIONAL BANK, Plaintiff, vs. DANIEL B. HAMBY, et al., Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated July 10, 2013, entered in Case No. 13-CA-212 in the Circuit Court of the 19th Judicial Circuit in and for Okeechobee County, Florida wherein Seacoast National Bank is Plaintiff, and Daniel B. Hamby and Sonya Hamby a/k/a Sonya H. Hamby, are the 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, FL 34972 at 11:00 am on the 28th day of August, 2013, the following described property Okeechobee County, Florida: LOTS 29 AND 30, BLOCK 46, BASSWOOD, UNIT 4, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE CATHERINA FRIEDMAN, et al. Defendant(s) NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS HEREBY given pursuant to an Order or Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated May 23, 2013, and entered in Case No. 47-2009CA-000818 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 Catherina Friedman; and Jonathan Friedman, 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 August 28, 2013 the following described property set forth in said Order or Final Judgment, to wit: Tract 20, lying and being in Section 23, Township 34 South, Range 33 East, of SOUTHERN COLONIZATION COMPANY PLAT of said township and range according to Plat thereof, recorded in Plat Book 4, Pages 3 through 3E, Public Records of Okeechobee County, Florida; Subject to an easement over and across the South 30 feet and the West 40 feet of the North 10 feet thereof for road and drainage purposes.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 #10054454Weltman, Weinberg & Reis Co., L.P.A.Attorney for Plaintiff AUG 07, 2013 550 West Cypress Creek Road, Suite 550 Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33309 Telephone # (954) 740-5200 Facsimile# (954) 740-5290 447220 ON 7/31;8/7/2013 49, PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA.Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must le a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated this 16th day of August, 2013. SHARON ROBERTSON CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COUR T BY: Sandra L. Creech DEPUTY CLER K 448621 ON 7/31;8/7/2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 47-2012-CA-000529 REGIONS BANK D/B/A REGIONS MORTGAGE, Plaintiff, VS. RICHARD D. JONES et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Mortgage Foreclosure dated June 06, 2013 and entered in Case No. 47-2012CA-000529 of the Circuit Court of the NINETEENTH Judicial Circuit in and for OKEECHOBEE County, Florida wherein REGIONS BANK D/B/A REGIONS MORTGAGE is the Plaintif f and RICHARD D. JONES; REGIN A JONES; 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, FLORID A 34972 at 11:00AM, on the 21st day of August, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: LOT 3, BLOCK 16, OAK PARK, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 3, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. A/K/A 3410 SW 23RD 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 June 7, 2013. SHARON ROBERTSON Clerk of the Circuit Court BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Cler k Ronald R Wolfe & Associates, P.L. P.O. Box 25018 Tampa, Florida 33622-5018 F12018074 UNIONPLANTER-SPECFNMA-R-pschriber-Team 4 F12018074 **See Americans with Disabilities Act Florida Rules of Judicial AdministrationRule 2.540 Notices to Persons With Disabilities If you are a person with a disabilit y 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. 446283 ON 7/24,31/2013 NOTICE OF FORFEITURE COMPLAINT On or about June 3, 2013, the Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Of ce seized the following property: UNITED STATES CURRENCY IN THE AMOUNT OF $7,190.00 and intends to seek forfeiture under the Florida Contraband Forfeiture Act. 448221 ON 7/24,31/2013 READING A NEWSPAPER MAKES YOU A MORE INFORMED AND INTERESTING PERSON. No wonder newspaper readers are more popular!

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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 19TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. CASE No.: 2013-000204-CAAXMX SPRINGLEAF HOME EQUITY, INC., FORMERLY KNOWN AS AMERICAN GENERAL HOME EQUITY, INC., Plaintiff, VS. Jerald R. Choquette; Unknown Spouse of Jerald R. Choquette; United States of America; Unknown Tenant #1; Unknown Tenant #2; Defendants. NOTICE OF ACTION TO: Jerald R. Choquette Residence Unknown Unknown Spouse of Jerald R. Choquette Residence Unknown If living: if dead, all unknown parties claiming interest by, through, under or against the above named defendant(s), whether said unknown parties claim as heirs, devisees, grantees, creditors, or other claimants; and all parties having or claiming to have any right, title or interest in the property herein described. YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose a mortgage on the following described property in Orange County, Florida: Lot 65, Pioneer Estates Unit No. 2, according to the plat thereof, as recorded in Plat Book 6, at Pages 15 through 17, inclusive, of the Public Records of Okeechobee County, Florida. Street Address: 7775 Southeast 60th Drive, Okeechobee, FL 34974 has been led against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on Clar eld, Okon, Salomone & Pincus, P.L., Plaintiff’s attorney, whose address is 500 S. Australian Avenue, Suite 730, West Palm Beach, FL 33401, within 30 days after the date of the rst publication of this notice, and le the original with the Clerk of this Court, otherwise, a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the complaint or petition. Dated on July 18, 2013. SHARON ROBERTSON Clerk of said Court BY: Jennifer Rediker As Deputy Clerk Clar eld, Okon,Salomone & Pincus, P.L. Attorney for Plaintiff 500 S. Australian Avenue, Suite 730 West Palm Beach, FL 33401 Telephone: (561) 713-1400 448753 ON 7/24,31/2013 20 Okeechobee News July 31, 2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 19TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION: CASE NO.: 2013CA000056 T HE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON T RUST COMPANY, N.A., NOT IN ITS INDIVIDUAL CAPACITY BUT SOLELY IN ITS CAPACITY AS TRUSTEE ON BEHALF OF THE FDIC 2011-N1 ASSET TRUST, Plaintiff, V S. DENISE R. ALET A/K/A DENISE A LET; HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA; OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA; TD BANK NATIONAL A SSOCIATION; UNKNOWN TENANT; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF DENISE R. A LET AKA DENISE ALET; IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY, Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated the 14th day of May, 2013, and entered in Case No. 2013CA000056, of the Circuit Court of the 19TH Judicial Circuit for Okeechobee County, Florida, wherein THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON TRUST COMPANY, N.A., NOT IN ITS INDIV IDUAL CAPACITY BUT SOLELY IN ITS CAPACITY AS TRUSTEE ON BEHALF OF THE FDIC 2011-N1 ASSET T RUST is the Plaintiff and DENISE R. A LET A/K/A DENISE ALET, HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA, TD BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, UNKNOWN TENANT and UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF DENISE R. ALET A/K/A DENISE ALET IN POSSESSION OF T HE 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 28th day of August, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: LOT 8, BLOCK 13, BASSWOOD UNIT 2, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 28, PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA A NY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Corrie Johnson, A DA Coordinator, 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if y ou are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. SPANISH: Si usted es una persona discapacitada que necesita alguna adaptacion para poder participar de este procedimiento o evento; usted tiene derecho, sin costo alguno a que se le provea cierta ayuda. Favor de comunicarse con Corrie Johnson, Coordinadora de A.D.A., 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, Fl. 34986, (772) 807-4370 por lo menos 7 Dias antes de que tenga que comparecer en corte o inmediatamente despues de haber recibido esta noti cacion si es que falta menos de 7 dias para su comparecencia. Si tiene una discapacidad auditiva o de habla, llame al 711. KREYOL: Si ou se yon moun ki kokobe ki bezwen asistans ou aparey pou ou ka patisipe nan prosedu sa-a, ou gen dwa san ou pa bezwen peye anyen pou ou j wen on seri de ed. Tanpri kontakte Corrie Johnson, 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 16th 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 T elephone: (954) 453-0365 Facsimile: (954) 771-6052 T oll Free: 1-800-441-2438 DESIGNATED PRIMARY E-MAIL FOR SERVICE PURSUANT TO FLA. R. JUD. A DMIN 2.516 eservice@clegalgroup.com 445649 ON 7/31;8/7/2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA Case No.: 2011-CP-188 IN RE: THE ESTATE OF: GEORGE VERNICE HAYES, Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of GEORGE VERNICE HAYES deceased, whose date of death was October 12, 2011, is pending in the Circuit Court for Okeechobee County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 312 North West 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 34972. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representative’s attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent’s estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must le their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent’s estate must le their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT’S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of rst publication of this notice is July 31, 2013. Personal Representative: Jimmy Harold Hayes 8301 S.W. 10th Lane Okeechobee, FL 34974 Attorney for Personal Representative JEFFREY A. FADLEY, P.A. Fla. Bar No. 035667 Attorney for Petitioner 180 NW 3rd Avenue, Suite A Okeechobee, FL. 34972 Telephone: (863) 763-5733 Facsimile (863) 763-6199 449064 ON 7/31;8/7/2013 Crossword Puzzle ACROSS 1 Cellar process 6 Incline 10 Shady plan 14 Hilo veranda 15 Freshly 16 Scrabble piece 17 Panache 18 He caught Dons 1956 World Series perfect game 19 Bickering 20 *Miss 23 Tolkiens Elrond, e.g. 26 One way to pace 27 Hold dear 28 *Simulated living room feature 32 Confounds 33 Poem of the countryside 34 Fort Meadebased govt. org. 37 Standards, briefly 38 Ottoman officer 39 Dan Patricks channel, formerly 40 Portland-to-Boise dir. 41 Frosh, next year 43 Scientific __ 45 *Feature of many Bee Gees songs 48 Respectful address 49 Louis XIV, par exemple 50 Some 12-yd. soccer shots 51 Headline that would shock the Internet community (or, put another way, hint to the divided word in each of the answers to starred clues) 55 Takes steps 56 Land of Rama I 57 Poke 61 Gait slower than a canter 62 Enrys greeting 63 More-thandisappointing crowd? 64 Miffed 65 Textile worker 66 Amarillos home DOWN 1 The Tanners adoptee, on TV 2 Lass 3 Garten of the Food Network 4 Newbie 5 Long-necked mammal 6 Five-time Grammy winner James 7 Playing a fifth qtr., say 8 Kids building block 9 Reinforced, as some dust bags 10 Radio interference 11 Immigrant test takers goal 12 Rocker Cooper 13 Dole (out) 21 Pupils place 22 Uttered 23 Online airline deal 24 Fills with cargo 25 Arbitrary allowance for error 29 T-shirt sizes, for short 30 Black ball 31 BlackBerry Bold, e.g. 35 Logical character 36 Aconcagua is its highest peak 38 Mimic 39 Command for DDE 41 Generous slice 42 Diffused through a membrane 43 Night light 44 Clear 46 Carol opening 47 Aftershock 48 Computer shortcut 51 Dominos nickname 52 Slick 53 Curly cabbage 54 Gin flavoring 58 Spar in the ring 59 Stop __ dime 60 Filmmaker Craven By Michael Daems ( c ) 2011 Tribune Media Services Inc. 08/24/11 08/24/11 ANSWER TO PREVIOUS PUZZLE: Edited by Rich Norris and Joyce Nichols Lewis xwordeditor@aol.com IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 2012CA000047HSBC BANK, USA, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE FOR NOMURA ASSET ACCEPTANCE CORPORATION MORTGAGE PASS THROUGH, SERIES 2005-AR5 Plaintiff, vs. SCOTT MASSIE, et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN Pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated June 18, 2013, and entered in Case No. 47-2010CA-00047 of the Circuit Court of the Nineteenth Judicial Circuit in and for Okeechobee County, Florida in which HSBC Bank USA, National Association, As Trustee For Nomura Asset Acceptance Corporation Mortgage Pass Through Certi cates, Series 2005-AR5, is the Plaintiff and Scott Massie; Marianne F. Massie; MidFlorida Credit Union F/K/A MidFlorida Federal Credit Union, are the defendants, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in the Jury Assembly Room, on the Second Floor, of the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 312 N.W. Third Street, Okeechobee, FL 34972 beginning at 11:00AM on the 28th day of August, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment of Foreclosure: LOTS 15 AND THE EAST 1/2 OF LOT 14, BLOCK 42, SUBDIVISION OF A PORTION OF OKEECHOBEE PARK, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 1, PAGE 28, PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. A/K/A: 2757 NW 6th STREET, OKEECHOBEE, FLORIDA 34972 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must le a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated in Okeechobee County, Florida this 16th day of July, 2013. SHARON ROBERTSON CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk Choice Legal Group Counsel For Plaintiff 1800 N.W. 49th Street, Suite 120 Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33309 Phone (954) 453-0365 Fax (954) 771-6052 E Service: eservice@clegalgroup.com 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. 448610 ON 7/31;8/7/2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION Case No. 2012-CA-000554 CitiMortgage, Inc., Plaintiff, vs. Tony V. Bowers, Jr., et al Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Summary Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated June 5, 2013, entered in Case No. 2012-CA-000554 of the Circuit Court of the Nineteenth Judicial Circuit, in and for Okeechobee County, Florida, wherein CitiMortgage, Inc. is the Plaintiff and Tony V. Bowers, Jr.; Unknown Spouse of Tony V. Bowers, Jr. n/k/a Jessica Roden; Ruth I. Mckenna; Unknown Spouse of Ruth I. Mckenna; Wells Fargo Bank, National Association as Trustee under the Pooling and Servicing Agreement dated as of February 28, 2001; State of Florida Department of Revenue; F.A. Management Solutions, Inc.; Unifund CCR Partners assignee of Providian, are the Defendants, that I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in the Jury Assembly Room, 2nd oor, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee County Judicial Center, Okeechobee, FL 34972, beginning at 11:00 AM on the 21st day of August, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: LOT 28, WINTA PARK, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 4, PAGE 1, PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. Dated this 6th day of June, 2013. Sharon Robertson As Clerk of the Court BY: Sandra L. Creech As Deputy Clerk If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Corrie Johnson, ADA Coordinator, 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. SPANISH: Si usted es una persona discapacitada que necesita alguna adaptacion para poder participar de este procedimiento o evento; usted tiene derecho, sin costo alguno a que se le provea cierta ayuda. Favor de comunicarse con Corrie Johnson, Coordinadora de A.D.A., 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, Fl. 34986, (772) 807-4370 por lo menos 7 dias antes de que tenga que comparecer en 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 bezvven 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 kontakt Corrie Johnson, Coordinator ADA, 250 NW Country Club Drive, suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 O’mwen 7 jou avan ke ou gen pou-ou part nan tribunal, ou imediatman ke ou resevwa avis sa-a ou si le ke ou gen pou-ou ale nan tribunal-la mwens ke 7 jou; Si ou pa ka tand ou pale byen, rle 711. Jessica L. Fagen, Esquire Brock & Scott PLLC 1501 NW 49th St, Suite 200 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309 FLCourtDocs@brockandscott.com 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 SIXTY (60) DAYS AFTER THE SALE. 446522 ON 7/24,31/2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 47-2009-CA-000612 CHASE HOME FINANCE LLC SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO CHASE MANHATTAN MORTGAGE CORPORATION, Plaintiff, VS. JOSE BALTAZAR, et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Mortgage Foreclosure dated June 06, 2013 and entered in Case No. 47-2009CA-000612 of the Circuit Court of the NINETEENTH Judicial Circuit in and for OKEECHOBEE County, Florida wherein CHASE HOME FINANCE LLC SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO CHASE MANHATTAN MORTGAGE CORPORATION is the Plaintiff and JOSE BALTAZAR; CIRILA BALTAZAR; 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 21st day of August, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: COMMENCING AT THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF SECTION 11, TOWNSHIP 37 SOUTH, RANGE 34 EAST, THENCE RUN SOUTH 0 DEGREES 32 MINUTES WEST FOR A DISTANCE OF 726 FEET THENCE NORTH 89 DEGREES 40 MINUTES WEST FOR A DISTANCE OF 2310 FEET FOR A POINT OF BEGINNING, THENCE CONTINUE SOUTH 0 DEGREES 32 MINUTES WEST FOR A DISTANCE OF 660 FEET THENCE NORTH 89 DEGREES 40 MINUTES WEST FOR A DISTANCE OF 295.1 FEET THENCE NORTH 60 DEGREES 07 MINUTES WEST FOR A DISTANCE OF 34.9 FEET, THENCE NORTH 0 DEGREES 32 MINUTES EAST FOR A DISTANCE OF 642.78 FEET, THENCE SOUTH 89 DEGREES 40 MINUTES EAST A DISTANCE OF 330 FEET TO POINT OF BEGINNING. SAID TRACT BEING ALSO KNOWN AS TRACT 60 OF TROPICAL ACRES. TOGETHER WITH THAT CERTAIN 1981 SIESTA MOBILE HOME LOCATED THEREON, SERIAL NUMBER 14600025A & 14600025B. A/K/A 7152 NW 30TH STREET, OKEECHOBEE, FL 34972 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must le a claim within sixty (60) days after the sale. WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of this Court on June 7, 2012. 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 F09093482 CHASEDIRECT-FHA-Rjliegl-Team 3 F09093482 **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 disabilit y 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. 446285 ON 7/24,31/2013 Public Notice Effective July 12, 2013 Dr. Jose Villarreal no longer Practices at Raulerson Primary Care 202 NE 2nd Ave. Suite 3 & 4, Okeechobee, Florida 34972. It is important to us that you continue to receive excellent care. So please call the of ce to schedule an appointment with our New primary care physician Zynab Hassan M.D. at 863-467-2159. 448664 ON 7/24,31, 8/7,14/13 Need a few more bucks to purchase something deer? Pick up some extra bucks when you sell your used items in the classifeids. Grab a bargain from your neighbors garage, attic, basement or closet in todays classifieds. Find it faster. 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Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 47-2010-CA-000320 RIVERSIDE NATIONAL BANK OF FLORIDA, Plaintiff, V S. MATTHEW K. MORTON; GRACIE L. MORTON; MARGORIE K. MORTON; KING’S BAY HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC., et al., Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to the Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated June 5, 2013 (the “ Judgment”), entered in Civil Case No. 47-2010-CA-000320 of the Circuit Court of the Nineteenth Judicial Circuit in and for Okeechobee County, Florida, in which TD BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, is Plaintiff, and MATTHEW K. MORTON, GRACIE L. MORTON, MARGORIE K. MORTON A ND KING’S BAY HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC. are Defendants. The Clerk of Court will sell the Property as de ned in the Judgment and as set forth below at a public sale on August 21, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. to the “highest bidder,” for cash in the Jury Assembly Room at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 2nd Floor, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 34972, in accordance with Section 45.031, Florida Statutes. The “highest bidder” for purposes of this Notice of Sale, is de ned as the party who bids the largest amount of money to purchase the Property (as de ned below) and who completes the sale in a timely fashion, as hereinafter set out. The one who bids the largest amount of money to purchase the Property (as de ned below) shall be permitted to complete the sale by delivering to the Clerk, the balance of such bid, over and above the deposit, by 3:00 p.m. on the day of the sale. The following property located in Okeechobee, Florida, is the subject ofthisNoticeofSale: Public Notice 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. 47-2011-CA-000353 NATIONSTAR MORTGAGE, LLC, Plaintiff, VS. OSVALDO SALGADO JR.; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF OSVALDO SALGADO JR.; MELISSA RENA SALGADO; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF MELISSA RENA SALGADO; IF LIVING, INCLUDING ANY UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF SAID DEFENDANT(S), IF REMARRIED, AND IF DECEASED, THE RESPECTIVE UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, CREDITORS, LIENORS, AND TRUSTEES, AND ALL OTHER PERSONS CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST THE NAMED DEFENDANT(S); UNKNOWN TENANT #1; UNKNOWN TENANT #2; Defendant(s) NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to a Final Summary Judgment of Foreclosure entered in the abovestyled cause, in the Circuit Court of Okeechobee County, Florida, I will sell the property situate in Okeechobee County, Florida, described as: LOT 11, BLOCK 40, BASSWOOD, INC. UNIT 3, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 37, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. at public sale, to the highest and Public Notice 21 Okeechobee News July 31, 2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 47-2011-CA-000179 WELLS FARGO BANK, NA, Plaintiff, V S. GARY R. FRAZIER, et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Mortgage Foreclosure dated June 06, 2013 and entered in Case No. 47-2011CA-000179 of the Circuit Court of the NINETEENTH Judicial Circuit in and for OKEECHOBEE County, Florida wherein WELLS FARGO BANK, NA is the Plaintiff and GARY R. FRAZIER; DEBORAH A. FRAZIER; TENANT #1 N/K/A RENE RIMES, and TENANT #2 N/K/A ROBERT RIMES 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 21st day of August, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: LOT 110, THE FIRST ADDITION TO OKEECHOBEE ESTATES, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3 PAGE 23, PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE, FLORIDA. A/K/A 804 12TH STREET SE, OKEECHOBEE, FL 34974 A ny person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must le a claim within sixty (60) days after the sale. WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of this Court on June 11, 2013. SHARON ROBERTSON Clerk of the Circuit Court BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk Ronald R Wolfe & Associates, P.L. P.O. Box 25018 T ampa, Florida 33622-5018 F10104347 WELLSLPS-SPECFNMA-T eam 1 F10104347 **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 y ou are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. 447217 ON 7/24,31/2013 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 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 47-2011-CA-000443 SPRINGLEAF HOME EQUITY, INC. F/K/A AMERICAN GENERAL HOME EQUITY, INC. Plaintiff, v. THE UNKNOWN HEIRS, GRANTEES, DEVISEES, LIENORS, TRUSTEES, AND CREDITORS OF WILLIAM DANIELS A/K/A WILLIAM EUGENE DANIELS, DECEASED; TAMMY DANIELS A/K/A TAMMY M. DANIELS; DAVID BRYAN CRIBB; HEATHER D. DORSEY ; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF TAMMY IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 47-2012-CA-000084 BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., VS. MICHAEL B. HOWARD, et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Mortgage Foreclosure dated June 06, 2013 and entered in Case No. 47-2012CA-000084 of the Circuit Court of the NINETEENTH Judicial Circuit in and for OKEECHOBEE County, Florida wherein BANK OF AMERICA, N.A. is the Plaintiff and MICHAEL B. HOWARD; THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF MICHAEL B. HOWARD A/K/A MICHAEL HOWARD; LYNN HOWARD; LOG HARBOR CONDOMINIUM ASSOCIATION, INC.; TENANT #1 N/K/A BOB BLOSSER, and TENANT #2 N/K/A MARY BLOSSER 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 21st day of August, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: CONDOMINIUM UNIT 5, LOG HARBOR CONDOMINIUM, ACCORDING TO THE DECLARATION OF CONDOMINIUM THEREOF AS RECORDED IN OFFICIAL RECORDS BOOK 307, PAGE 668, AND ALL AMENDMENTS THERETO, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA, TOGETHER WITH AN UNDIVIDED INTEREST IN THE COMMON ELEMENTS APPURTENANT THERETO, AS SET FORTH IN SAID DECLARATION A/K/A 8336 SE HIGHWAY 441 UNIT 5, 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 June 11, 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 F11019453 COUNTRY-CONV-B/C-Rjbonin-Team 2 Fl 1019453 **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. 447219 ON 7/24,31/2013 Lots 13 & 14, Block 1, Kings Bay, according to the plat thereof, recorded in Plat Book 5, Pages 91 through 94, inclusive, Public Records of Okeechobee County, Florida together with all existing or subsequently erected or af xed buildings, improvements, and xtures (the “Property”), which Property has a street address of 4385 and 4399 SE 49th Court, Okeechobee, Florida 34974. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens, must le a claim within 60 days after the sale. DATED on June 6, 2013. SHARON ROBERTSON Clerk of Circuit Court BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk 446331 ON 7/24,31/2013 DANIELS A/K/A TAMMY M. DANIELS; 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; PINNACLE CREDIT SERVICES, LLC AS ASSIGNEE OF BANK OF AMERICA, N.A. Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to the Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated June 12, 2013, in this cause, I will sell the property situated in OKEECHOBEE County, Florida, described as: LOT 48, TREASURE ISLAND UNIT NO. 2, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 39, PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. TOGETHER WITH A 2005 FLEETWOOD SINGLEWIDE MOBILE HOME HAVING VIN #GAFL507A541005C31 AND TITLE #95182422. a/k/a 2826 S.E. 36TH AVENUE, OKEECHOBEE, FL 34974 at public sale on August 21, 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 25th day of June, 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 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.: 472012CA000502CAAXMX JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, SUCCESSOR IN INTEREST BY PURCHASE FROM THE FEDERAL DEPOSIT INSURANCE CORPORATION AS RECEIVER OF WASHINGTON MUTUAL BANK F/K/A WASHINGTON MUTUAL BANK, FA Plaintiff, VS. EDMUND ACCARDI, et al Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Summary Final Judgment of foreclosure dated 06/12/2013, and entered in Case No. 472012CA000502CAAXMX of the Circuit Court of the NINETEENTH Judicial Circuit in and for OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, Florida, wherein JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, SUCCESSOR IN INTEREST BY PURCHASE FROM THE FEDERAL DEPOSIT INSURANCE CORPORATION AS RECEIVER OF WASHINGTON MUTUAL BANK F/K/A WASHINGTON MUTUAL BANK, FA, is Plaintiff, and EDMUND ACCARDI, 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 21st day of August, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Summary Final Judgment, to wit: Lot 19, 20, 21, INDIAN HAMMOCK HUNT AND RIDING CLUB, according to the map or plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 4, page 25-69 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 25th day of June, 2013. SHARON ROBERTSON Clerk of said Circuit Court BY: Sandra L. Creech As Deputy Clerk If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Corrie Johnson, ADA Coordinator, 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 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, 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. 447556 ON 7/24,31/2013 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 28, 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 dias antes de que tenga que comparecer en corte o inmediatamente despues de haber recibido esta noti cacion si es que falta menos de 7 dias para su comparecencia. Si tiene una discapacidad auditiva de habla, llame al 711. KREYOL: Si ou se yon moun ki kokobe ki bezwen asistans ou aparey pou ou ka patisipe nan prosedu sa-a, ou gen dwa san ou pa bezwen peye anyen pou ou jwen on seri de ed. Tanpri kontakte Corrie Johnson, Coordinator ADA, 250 NW Country Club Drive, suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 O’mwen 7 jou avan ke ou gen pou-ou paret nan tribunal, ou imediatman ke ou resevwa avis sa-a ou si le ke ou gen pou-ou ale nan tribunal-la mwens ke 7 jou; Si ou pa ka tande ou pale byen, rele 711.441085 ON 7/31;8/7/2013 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. 447569 ON 7/24,31/2013 Time to clean out the attic, basement and/or garage? 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22 Okeechobee News July 31, 2013 Okeechobee News/ Katrina ElskenNational Day of the American CowboyThe Okeechobee Cattlemen’s Association sponsored a cattle drive on State Road 70 from Eli’s Western Wear to the Okeechobee Agri-Civic Center on Saturday, as part of the celebration of the National Day of the American Cowboy. Okeechobee News/ Katrina ElskenA cowboy takes a shortcut across the eld at the Okeechobee Agri-Civic Center. Okeechobee News/ Katrina ElskenJared Phares demonstrated custom leatherwork in the vendor area of the National Day of the Cowboy celebration at the Okeechobee Agri-Civic Center. Okeechobee News/ Katrina ElskenThe Okeechobee Cattlemen’s Ranch Rodeo began with the National Anthem as a cowgirl presented the Stars and Stripes.

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