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Wednesday, August 7, 2013 50¢ Plus ta x Vol. 104 No. 94 15.94 feetLast Year: 12.10 feet Lake Levels See page 4 for information about how to contact this newspaper. River oodplains saturated ... Page 14 Broadband speeds ahead ... Page 3 Corps responds to myths about lake ... Page 8 By Eric KoppOkeechobee News The Florida Cabinet by a 4-0 vote Tuesday gave University of South Florida (USF) researchers the go-ahead to start exhuming bodies from the Florida School for Boys in Marianna. The school, also known as the Dozier School for Boys, has been engulfed in scandal since several men who spent time there as young boys exposed the physical and mental abuse suffered at the hands of school employees. Some of those men are now known as The White House Boys, which refers to the small white concrete block building on the school’s campus where boys were “taken down” and beaten with leather straps. Another Florida School for Boys was located in Okeechobee, where boys were made to suffer similar atrocities. Boys at the Okeechobee school were taken to a room dubbed “the library” where they were beaten with leather straps that had dimes and quarters embedded into the strap. Some of the boys were also sodomized by guards or other employees. In Marianna, it’s still not known just how many boys never left the 1,400-acre site. While USF researchers have accounted for some of the dead children, there are still graves at the school that have yet to be unearthed. “There is no shame in searching for the truth. The families want answers and they deserve that,” said Adam Putnam, the Florid a commissioner of agriculture and a member of the Cabinet. “The board can allow that search for truth to continue.” The other three members of the Florida Cabinet are Governor Ric k Scott, Attorney General Pam Bondi and state Chief Financial Of cer Jeff Atwater. With the board’s approval, Professor Dr. Erin Kimmerle and her staff can begin the task of unearthing bodies and trying to ascertain how each one of them died. The y will also try to retrieve DNA from those bodies and try to match that DNA with samples taken from family members who are trying to nd out what happened in Marianna in the 1940s, ‘50s and ‘60s. And, when possible, they will return the remains to their families for a proper burial. USF to start exhuming bodies at boys school Budget hearings planned for 5 p.m. August 7 and 13By Katrina ElskenOkeechobee News Okeechobee County Commissioners The Okeechobee County Board of Commissioners will establish legislative priorities for the 2014 Legislative Session when the board meets for their regular meeting on Thursday at 9 a.m. in the Historic Okeechobee County Courthouse. In other business Thursday, the commissioners will consider bids for rehabilitation of four houses purchased by the county with Neighborhood Stabilization Program 3 (NSP3) grant funds. Five bids were received for each County to set legislative prioritiesSee BOYS — Page 2 See COUNTY — Page 2 If you go ...WHAT: Okeechobee County Commission meeting WHEN: Thursday, Aug. 8, 9 a.m. WHERE: Historic Okeechobee County Courthouse, 304 N.W. Second Avenue WATCH LIVE ONLINE: http://www.co.okeechobee. .us/ Special to the Okeechobee NewsCasey Lee Lawrence was paralyzed in a car crash in 2011. She is determined to walk again. 21-year-old hopes to raise $10,000 for electric leg bracesBy Tamara KellyOkeechobee News Casey Lee Lawrence, 21, enjoys hanging out with friends, going to the mall and just about everything a normal 21-year-old would enjoy, with one small difference, Casey is in a wheelchair. She is paralyzed from the chest down. On June 29, 2011, Miss Lawrence was in a car accident which caused her paralysis. Two years have come and gone and she is determined to walk again. She learned of electric leg braces that will allow her to walk again through her physical therapy, Center of Recovery and Exercise or C.O.R.E., which is located in Longwood, Fla. According to her doctors, she is a good canCasey Lee hopes to walk againSee WALK — Page 2

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house on July 17, 2013. The low bidder for 1003 S.W. 9th St. was Mehaffey Construction Group, Inc., in the amount of $42,440. Reference checks on Mehaffey Construction Group Inc., yielded mixed results, and the contractor has not documented Section 3 status for Okeechobee County. The second lowest responsive bidder was R. Mossel Construction, Inc., in the amount of $42,525. R. Mossel Construction, Inc. has documented Section 3 status, and provided excellent performance on the previous NSP3 contract. This is a Low Income Rental. Purchase price including closing costs was $77,575.86, total cost including prior rehab work and this rehab work is $137,361. Staff and Roumelis Planning and Development Services, Inc. recommend acceptance of Mossel’s bid and award of a rehabilitation contract to be funded by the county’s NSP3 grant. The lowest responsive bidder for 1006 S.W. 9th St. was Mehaffey Construction Group, Inc., in the amount of $23,290. This house is a Middle Income Rental. Purchase price including closing costs was $62,839, total cost including this prior rehab work and this rehab work is $87,401. Staff and Roumelis Planning and Development Services, Inc. recommend acceptance of the bid and award of a rehabilitation contract to Mehaffey Construction Group, Inc., in the amount of $23,290 to be funded by the county’s NSP3 grant. The lowest responsive bidder for 1103 S.W. 11th St. was Sweat’s Trucking & Paving, Inc., in the amount of $18,154.40. This house is a Low Income Rental, purchase price including closing costs was $28,408.22, total cost including this rehab work is $47,835.00. Staff and Roumelis Planning and Development Services, Inc. recommend acceptance of the bid and award of a rehabilitation contract to Sweat’s Trucking & Paving Inc., in the amount of $18,154.40 to be funded by the county’s NSP3 grant. The lowest responsive bidder for 1661 S.W. 9th St. was R. Mossel Construction, Inc., in the amount of $22,325. This house will be a Middle Income Rental, purchase price and closing costs were $59,710.13, total cost including prior rehab and this rehab is $106,660. Staff and Roumelis Planning and Development Services, Inc. recommend acceptance of the bid and award of a rehabilitation contract to be funded by the county’s NSP3 grant in the amount of $22,325 to R. Mossel Construction, Inc. In other business Thursday, the county will consider the county roadside mowing contract. The board will be asked to authorize the sale of State Road 70 E road frontage at the Agri-Civic Center to the Florida Department of Transportation for $150,000. The board will consider a zoning change request for a Southwest 19th Avenue property from single family residential to commercial. Roy and Julia Reno seek the zoning change for their property at 84 S.W. 19th Ave. At the June 23 meeting of the Okeechobee County Planning Board, the Planning Board recommended approval of the zoning change. The Board of Adjustments and Appeals also granted a special exception for a motorcycle repair and service garage on the property. The special exception is subject to several conditions which are listed in the staff report. The rst budget hearing was Tuesday, Aug. 6. The second is today, Aug. 7 at 5 p.m. County commission meetings ma y be viewed live online at http://www. co.okeechobee. .us/. Click on the meeting name on the right side of the web page and then click on the link, “Click here to watch online.” 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Good news about your business? Your civic group? Your community?Tell your own story! 100 words and one photo for only $25!Publish Your News today!Just visit www.newszap.com, click on your community, and then on the link for Publish Your News. Always on Top of the JobŽRe-Roofing Specialists€ Metal & Shingle Roofs € Flats & Leaks Repair FREE ESTIMATES863-357-3838State Lic.#CCC1327338 2 Okeechobee News August 7, 2013 Today: Partly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm and a chance of rain. High of 88F. Winds from the East at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 40%. Tonight: Partly cloudy. Fog overnight. Low of 72F. Winds from the East at 5 to 10 mph. Extended ForecastThursday: Overcast with a chance o f a thunderstorm and a chance of rain in the morning, then partly cloudy with a chance o f a thunderstorm and a chance of rain. High o f 88F with a heat index of 93F. Winds from the SE at 5 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 30%. Thursday Night: Partly cloudy. Fog overnight. Low of 73F. Winds from the East at 5 to 10 mph. Okeechobee Forecast The state has set aside nearly $200,000 for the project. As she spoke to her fellow board members Tuesday, Ms. Bondi pointed to an elderly man sitting in the audience -84-year-old Leo Collier -and introduced him as one of the “Dozier gentlemen.” “Doing nothing is not an option. He deserves to have some options,” she said. The Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) conducted an investigation at the Marianna school in 2009 and identi ed 31 bodies buried in the school’s cemetery. However, many of The White House Boys complained that investigation fell far short since none of those bodies were exhumed and were not identi ed. “They did exhume the bodies. They don’t want to dig them up because they’re afraid of what they’re going to nd,” said Bryant Middleton, in an interview with this newspaper shortly after the FDLE report was released. Mr. Middleton, a Vietnam veteran, was at the school and is one of The White House Boys. He is also one of the many men who have been claiming for years that there are other burial sites on the school grounds. And with the Cabinet’s approval, Dr. Kimmerle and her staff will now have a year to begin unearthing those bodies, contacting the remaining families and giving the boys a proper resting place. BOYSContinued From Page 1 didate for the leg braces. Miss Lawrence is trying to rase the money to get them. Her goal is $10,000. “I am trying to reach my goal as soon as possible, but it’s hard to raise that much money,” said Miss Lawrence. Her best support system is her mother, Theresa Lawrence. “My mom helps me a lot. She has been there since day one. When I would get upset, she would pull me out. Without her, I honestly don’t know where I’d be,” she explained. “Since my accident I’ve became a real family-oriented person. You never realize how much someone means to you until you have to go through something hard and they stick with you through it all, good times and bad. Plus, I realize I’m only 21 years old. I still have my whole life to live and why should I just mope around and be depressed? I’m alive! That’s all that matters. When you go through a serious accident like I did, it makes you really treasure life and the little things. “Just to be able to walk again would be a dream come true. You don’t realize how important the little things are until they’re taken away from you,” she said. Miss Lawrence said the accident has affected not only her but also her whole family. “My whole family has gone through a lot because of my accident. My mom lost her job. My dad had to move to Auburndale to take a job just to take care of us. It’s really split my family apart,” she said. Miss Lawrence keeps her head up despite all of this and stays positive. For more information, see Casey Lee Lawrence’s page online at http://www.gofundme.com/36jbrg. W ALKContinued From Page 1 COUNTYContinued From Page 1

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Special to the Okeechobee NewsSEBRING—Florida’s Heartland Regional Economic Development Initiative, Inc. (FHREDI) announced July 26 that broadband services in Okeechobee County are now a reality, with services in Desoto, Glades, Highlands and Hendry Counties and the community of Immokalee to follow soon. This rst connection in Okeechobee is one of many that will be linked together to provide broadband services in Okeechobee County and the South Central region. The plan for a broadband network is clearly coming into focus for the area, through the Florida Rural Broadband A lliance (FRBA). Spurred by the growing need to converge technology and infrastructure, the leadership team at FHREDI is setting the stage for a very powerful set of circumstances and tools to attract an entire offering built around broadband speed and capacity. Reliable infrastructure that enables speed to market and the ability to reach more markets is the key to future growth. But that infrastructure must include another powerful component of the infrastructure platform, and that component is a broadband network. Broadband enables a higher quantity and quality of information to be transmitted and provides a surplus of capacity to upload and download multimedia content to meet today’s networking needs. Broadband has become so vital to local community and economic development that it is being termed a necessary utility (along with electricity, water, natural gas and telephone). It is not only a question of addressing our ever-expanding network needs but it is also being utilized as the real catalyst for job creation in South Central Florida. FRBA is a limited liability company formed in March 2010 between two non-pro t economic development corporations, FHREDI in South Central Florida, and Opportunity Florida in Northwest Florida. FRBA’s project is a $34 million investment in these two regions and is quickly taking shape. The idea behind the investment, funded in large measure by an American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) Broadband Technology Opportunity Program (BTOP) grant, is to provide broadband coverage to unserved or underserved areas of the two regions and to create a local network that will deliver superior broadband capacity within the coverage areas. Doing so will allow the communities to attract companies due to the broadband capacity, to create more ef cient communication, enhance public safety, improve delivery of healthcare services, enhance emergency services, promote educational opportunities, and more. FRBA will offer service to anchor institutions, such as schools, libraries, hospitals and local governments as well as Internet Service Providers. FRBA’s service area includes Desoto, Glades, Hendry, Highlands, and Okeechobee counties and the community of Immokalee. The network will bring a new focus and promise to rural Florida with a renewed excitement about the potential to connect the anchor institutions and create dynamic broadband service in the area. One new emphasis for communities will be determining how to best use the new capabilities to achieve its goals and address the digital divide—bringing super high-speed Internet capabilities to advance education, healthcare, economic development, safety and security amongst other key areas. This will be crucial to the next leg of the journey to create new jobs and a higher quality of life. According to Gina Reynolds, the CEO of FHREDI and Co-Manager of FRBA, “Broadband brings strong potential for businesses and citizens in the region. Our region’s next generation of empowered students, engaged workers and satis ed visitors look for services and capabilities that will be driven best by a next generation broadband network. Our future is being delivered today.” 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. 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 A ugust 7, 2013 Broadband speeds ahead on South Central Florida Special to the Okeechobee NewsEighth Annual Okeechobee Blood RoundupThe Eighth Annual Okeechobee Blood Roundup has two new volunteers. Planning got under way Monday at a meeting at The Lodge. Blood drive organizers ask everyone to begin telling friends and preparing businesses to help enlist donors so this year the Okeechobee community can nally achieve the goal of 600 units of blood drawn in only two days. The drive this year will again be at the Freshman Campus, behind Golden Corral, on Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 16 and 17. If you'd like to volunteer to help a worthy, life-saving cause, call for information at 863-467-2557.

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County buildings Editor’s note: In the Friday edition of S peak Out, there was a comment about the c ost of construction for a building for the c ounty road department. According to the c ounty administrator, the funds used for this p roject will come from an insurance reimb ursement received for the damage of the r oad department’s existing building. Due to t hese damages, the road department has n ot been able to occupy that building and h as been operating from a temporary traile r. The funds for construction for the road d epartment structure do not come from tax r evenue.Drug testing at high school Drug testing students is as inappropriate as the day is long. Those are not your kids. You have no right.  It’s not the school’s job to keep kids off drugs it’s the parents, most of which should j ust lock their pill cabinets. Like teachers don’t have enough to deal with.  The courts usually rule with the school anyway like in dress codes for “disruptive manner” or censorship of school newspaper. So just like you can’t use First Amendment and have it work for everything it also does not work for the Fourth. I think this is a great idea and as a recent graduate of OHS, I know it is needed.  Faculty and staff should also be tested!  I wonder how many parents of kids w ho test positive will be upset with the s chool for testing instead of upset with their kids for using drugs?  As past alumni from OHS, I think their graduation count would go up if they didn’t have so many junkies.  It is a good idea since Okeechobee is a hub for most drug traf cking, especially pres cription drugs. I don’t agree with the penalt ies, though. A loss of school days increases t he propensity of juvenile delinquency. Ins chool suspension, followed by on-campus maintenance and custodial duties would be more appropriate. Habitual offenders should have same with additional penalties such as a ne, loss of parking permit and certain s chool activities.  Juveniles on juvenile probation are subject to random drug testing through DJJ.  It’s a great idea. Most places drug test you before they hire you anyway; there’s nothing wrong with it. All the kids now that go to school on drugs are just taking up space and funding anyway to go to school and they don’t care, so I say do it.State gives schools a D We at home should be able to go to school and see what’s going on. Work with your child and his or her teacher. I do love our teachers. They don’t have to teach your kids.  My children have had the best teachers at North Elementary. I have no complaints. The principal there and staff are fantastic. My children have been in the single sex classes and have vastly improved their grades.  Common Core and the breakdown of the family are the reasons.  It begins and ends at home. People are so quick to blame teachers because they are too lazy to take an interest in their child’s education.  My tax dollars pay the teachers to teach our children.  Parents are to blame as well. Teachers can only do so much and parents need to step up to the plate.  From a parent who is VERY involved with her daughter’s education, it is not always the parents. I received no communication from my child’s teachers when she receives bad grades etc. No notes in the agenda and hardly any responses when asked for meetings.  I wonder how many parents that say they are not surprised or think that it’s all on the teachers to make sure their kids get a good education ask their kids what they are doing in school. How many parents ask about homework when the kids get home? How many parents make sure the homework is done? How many help their kids with that homework? How many parents make sure that their kids understand what they are doing in class? Do they keep up with the grades on skyward? That is an amazing tool to keep up with your kids daily progress. How many parents seek tutoring if their kid needs it? Teachers can only do so much in the little time frame they have to teach. We have amazing teachers here that really care about the kids and are making differences in kids lives everyday. I am thankful for all of them and how they have changed my own children’s lives. No I am not a teacher.... I am a mom and I am making sure that I help these teachers by doing MY part so that my child will succeed. August 7, 2013 4 Okeechobee News OPINION Public Forum/Speak Out 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! OHS Students honored at Scholarship NightSpecial to the Okeechobee NewsIRSC President’s Challenge Scholarship was awarded by Russ Brown and Janine Merriman to Selena Rubio, Terry Williams (Not Pictured) and Monica Mitchell (Not Pictured).Special to the Okeechobee NewsThe Dr. Fred Brown Memorial Scholarship was awarded by Russ Brown to Lexi Manson and Krista Word.

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 5 Okeechobee News A ugust 7, 2013 Students Honored at OHS Scholarship Night Special to the Okeechobee NewsIRSC Okeechobee Masonic Lodge Scholarship was awarded by Kip Gardner to Marilu Rodriguez, Diana Roman and Marisol Olvera. Special to the Okeechobee NewsIRSC Agricultural Endowment Scholarship was awarded by Russ Brown and Janine Merriman to Hunter Hair and Shiloh Anuez. Special to the Okeechobee NewsIRSC Adrian Sample Scholarship was awarded by Russ Brown and Janine Merriman to Kathryn VanBeek, Brooke Snyder, Vanessa Watt, Audrey Metcalf, Kylie Shirley and Carson Harris. Special to the Okeechobee NewsIRSC Jack F. Bylsma III Memorial Scholarship was awarded by Russ Brown and Janine Merriman to Curtis Evans. Special to the Okeechobee NewsIRSC Great Explorations Scholarship was awarded by Russ Brown and Janine Merriman to Amber Tomb. Special to the Okeechobee NewsIRSC Dawn Marie Snow Fertitta Memoiral Nursing Scholarship was awarded by Russ Brown, McKayla Snow, Elbert Snow and Janine Merriman to Jessica Suit.

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Eagles to host a dinnerCypress Hut Eagles 4509 will serve barbecue pork and chicken sandwiches on Wednesday, Aug. 7 by Carla and Debbie. On Thursday, Aug. 8, there will be a St. Louis-style rib dinner by Dennis. The public is invited both days. Dinner is served starting at 5 p.m. Proceeds from these events go to community and national charity funds. For information, call Cypress Hut Eagles at 863467-1154.YMS hosting open gymYearling Middle School girls volleyball open gym will be held Aug. 7 8, 9 and 12 from 10 a.m. 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. You cannot participate unless the packet is completed.Healthy Start board to meetOkeechobee Healthy Start Coalition board of directors will meet Wednesday, Aug. 7, at 11 a.m. at their of ce in the White House Plaza, 1132 S. Parrott Ave. The meeting is open to the public. The coalition is made up of citizens interested in promoting healthy families and healthy outcomes for babies in Okeechobee. For information, contact executive director Kay Begin at 863462-5877.Center hosts special serversThe Cancer Hope center is hosting a celebrity servers night on Thursday, Aug. 8, at Golden Corral from 5 8 p.m. Everyone is invited. Tickets are $11. Tickets are available through, Serenity Coffee House, Bassinger Church, American Drilling, Photography By Bobbi and Staffords' Hair Stylists. Hope to see you all there!Democratic group to meetThe Okeechobee Democratic Executive Committee will resume monthly meetings Thursday, Aug. 8 beginning at 5:30 p.m. in the board room of the Okeechobee Public Library. We welcome any interested Democrats to join us.Store plans grand re-openingOn Friday, Aug. 9 the Chamber will host the grand re-opening of the Okeechobee Goodwill store located at 3278 U.S. 441 S., in the Winn-Dixie Plaza, beginning at 9 a.m. There will light refreshments offered, and the CEO of the Goodwill stores will be present. We invite you to attend and participate in this event. Additionally, anyone coming to the store during the grand re-opening period will receive a ticket for a drawing to win a complete computer system. That drawing will be held Aug. 12.Michael Paul to play locallyMichael Paul will play a free solo show at The Shanty (KOA) on Aug. 9 from 6 until 10 p.m. For information, go to www.facebook. com/michaelpaulsmusic; or, call 561-3850971.Adult softball teams sign upsAug. 9 is adult softball team sign-up deadline at the Okeechobee County Parks and Recreation of ce, 640 N.W. 27th Lane. On Aug. 19 the rst game of the regular season will be played. For information, call 863763-6950.School supply drive plannedThe re ghters of Okeechobee will host the annual school supply drive Aug. 9, 10, and 11, in front of Walmart. There are drop boxes at all Okeechobee re stations. The dirve will end Aug. 12. For information, call Matt Vinson 863-697-1205.RC Club to hold meetingThe Okeechobee RC Car Club will meetSaturday, Aug. 10 at 6 p.m. and is open to anyone interested in remote controlled cars or trucks. The meeting will be held at Big Lake Hobbies, 114 S.W. 10th St., in Okeechobee. For information, call Joe Papasso at 561-252-0916. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Obituaries should be submitted to t he Okeechobee News by e-mailing o bits@newszap.com. Customers may also r equest photos and links to online guest b ooks. A link to the obituaries is available at w ww.newszap.com.James Alison “Jimmy” Mixon, 89OKEECHOBEE James Alison "Jimmy" Mixon, of Fayetteville, N.C., went home to be with the Lord on July 19, 2013 at the North Carolina State Veterans Home in Fayetteville, N.C. Jimmy was born March 25, 1924 in Okeechobee, Fla. to the late Robert Lewis and Mabel Murray Mixon and was the last surviving of their nine children. Jimmy w as in the Navy Seabees during World War II, and proudly served his country on the island of Tinian in the western Paci c Ocean. After the war, he returned to J acksonville, Fla. where he married the late Irma Flanagan Mixon in 1951 and lived and worked there until moving to North Carolina in 2002. Jimmy was always a creative thinker and innovator. During his working days, founded Jax Utilities Construction Company, American Enviroport, Mandarin Utilities, Seth Pump, and after "retirement" in his seventies, Trees and More tree nursery. Jimmy was an active member of Glendale Community Church and later University Boulevard Church of the Nazarene. Additionally, he was a member of the Rotary Club of South J acksonville and a member of the board of the A merican Bank. Jimmy is survived by two children, Thomas Mixon and Suzanne Mixon Pinson; and ve grandchildren, Seth Mixon, Sommer Mixon, Stephen St. Germain, Johanna Thoma, and MollyMae Pinson; as well as by many beloved nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 17, 2013 at George H. Hewell and Son Funeral Home, 4140 University Boulevard, South J acksonville, FL 32216. Interment will immediately follow at Oaklawn Cemetery on San Jose Blvd., J acksonville, Florida. hewellfuneralhomes.com Larry Dale McWhorter, 58OKEECHOBEE Larry Dale McWhorter passed away Aug. 5, 2013 in Birmingham, Ala. He was born Oct. 21, 1954 in Okeechobee to B.C. "Jack" and Virginia McWhorter. He married Patricia McWhorter in July of 1976. He was a member of Oakview Baptist Church and he enjoyed shing, hunting and lobstering. Larry is survived by his wife of 37 years, Patricia McWhorter; two sons, Chad and Lance; brother, Donnie McWhorter all of Okeechobee; granddaughter, Aubrie McWhorter; parents, B.C. and Virginia McWhorter; brother-in-law, Dean Mobley (Anne) of Atlanta, Georgia; and many loving nieces and nephews. Visitation will be 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 10, 2013 at Oakview Baptist Church. Funeral services will follow at 11 a.m. with Brother Joe Bishop of ciating. Interment will follow at Evergreen Cemetery. 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, FL 34972. Marjorie Boyd, 66OKEECHOBEE Marjorie Boyd passed away Aug. 3, 2013 in Okeechobee. She was born Sept. 20, 1946 in Hartford, Ala. She came to Okeechobee 41 years ago from Clewiston. She delivered the Palm Beach Post for 40 years and was a member of the Church of God of Okeechobee. She loved to help people anyway she could. Mrs. Boyd was preceded in death by her husband, Bob Boyd. She is survived by three brothers, Robert "Bob" Levans of Scottsville, Va., Dearl Levans (Deborah) of Newville, Ala. and Rudy Levans (Donna) of Clewiston; and many loving nieces and nephews. Visitation will be 5 to 7 p.m. Wed., Aug. 7, 2013 at Buxton & Bass Okeechobee Funeral Home. Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Thurs., Aug. 8, 2013 at Church of God of Okeechobee with Rev. Mark Smith of ciating. Interment will follow at Ridgelawn Cemetery in Clewiston. Memorial donations may be made to Church of God of Okeechobee, 301 NE 4th Avenue, Okeechobee, FL 34972 or Hospice of Okeechobee, PO Box 1548, Okeechobee, FL 34973. Those wishing to leave a message of condolence may sign the online register book at www. 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Conrad had retired as head v olleyball coach at Yearling Middle School in the spring. Conrad said he had thought about taking a year off from coaching but this opportunity came up and he thought it was something he couldn't refuse. "I have a passion for golf right now and I saw this as an opportunity to get more inv olved with the sport," he said. Conrad has installed a short course behind his house and really works hard to improve his game. He also has visited several golf courses in the past year. "When you rst start to play the game y ou want to break 100. When you start to shoot better, then you try to break 90 and then 80. It's a great game because you're on a beautiful course and a beautiful setting," he added. Conrad said the game teaches you discipline and reinforces the things he learned growing up which is to appreciate the outdoors and nature. He explained that the opportunity kind of came out of left eld. He has always coached team sports as he coached 11 years of baseball at the high school, along with volleyball and basketball at the middle school level. He said golf is a sport he never thought about coaching. Conrad will be assisted by Hank Raulerson, who has been an assistant coach for golf for the past few years. "He knows a lot about golf and we have already gotten together and talked about the girls and have tried to set some goals for our team. If they work hard, we could have a very good year," he added. The team does return several girls that include Hannah Raulerson and Cameron White, who had strong years last year. Conrad said his goals as coach will be to instill in the girls a passion for the game and a desire to work hard. He plans to work a lot with video and with hands-on training. He will start the rst team meeting next Monday, with a video, "Work on the perfect Swing" to get the girls started. He also will emphasize the short game in golf which includes putts and chipping off the green. He will also emphasize work with the wedges and shorter shots in the fairways. He said that is where you can really cut shots off of your score. "I also hope to instill the importance of working hard and we'll do that on the tees and greens," he added. Conrad also wanted to thank the KOA Golf Club as they once again have donated the use of their driving range for the Brahman teams. He said the course also will allow the girls to play a few practice rounds in the next few weeks to get in some work. The Okeechobee Golf and Country Club is another key supporter of the Brahman golf teams. They allow the teams to practice and play their home matches at no cost. Conrad said the team will only have two weeks of practice before their rst of cial match this year so they have a lot of work to do in a short period of time. "I really look forward to this experience and I want to thank all those who have and will help the team in the future," he concluded. Bruce Conrad is named golf coach for OHS ladies By Charles M. MurphyOkeechobee News Kenansville's Cade Cowart tied for seventh in the nal standings of boys cutting competition with 419 points on three runs at the National High School Rodeo Finals in Rock Springs, Wyo., in July. In the rst round, he was 139 points and tied for 19th. In the second round, he was 141 points and 10th. In the short round, he was 139 points and 11th place. Tyler Mills of Okeechobee was entered in bareback, bull riding and saddle bronc riding as he quali ed for the nationals after a strong high school season in Florida. The Brahman boys golf team will hold a fundraiser golf tournament on Saturday, Aug. 31 at the Okeechobee Golf and Country Club. The event will start with a shotgun start at 8 a.m. The cost is $50 per person and $200 for a team. Hole sponsors cost $100. All proceeds will help purchase balls, gloves, shirts, shorts and travel expenses for the Brahman team this year. Anyone with questions can call golf coach Danny Mullins at 863-447-1741 or the high school at 863462-5025. Okeechobee Sports News in Brief Help with FP&L bills offeredThe Salvation Army has FP&L (Florida Power and Light) funding available to assist quali ed consumers. Please call 1-863-763-6020 for guidelines and information, Mondays and Tuesdays, between the hours of 10 a.m. 2:30 p.m. Big Lake Missions conducting annual school supplies drive Big Lake Missions Outreach is currently sponsoring their annual school supplies drive for their needy families. Last year this drive helped many children with their list, but this year the need is even greater. Big Lake Missions will accept donations up until Aug. 15. School supplies needed are three-ring notebooks, pencil pouches, colored pencils, markers, hi-liters, etc. No trapper keepers. For a complete list, check out the local stores or call the school. Big Lake gladly accepts checks made out to Big Lake Missions Outreach or gift cards so staff can do the shopping. Call 863-763-5725 or 863-610-1815, for more information or drop-off locations.

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Buy a Home Delivery subscription for $6 a monthand receive an E-Subscription FREE* Your local news available right at your fingertips! Call (863) 763-3134 today! When you enroll in our EZPAY subscription planStay in the know with anE-subscription SEBRINGS 1ST CRAFT BEER FESTIVAL September 7, 2013 6-9pm On the Circle in downtown Sebring visit childrensmuseumhighlands.com 8 Okeechobee News August 7, 2013 Problems in estuaries are due to heavy rainfallFrom the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers initiated releases from Lake Okeechobee in May in an effort to control water levels as authorized under its water control plan, the 2008 Lake Okeechobee Regulation Schedule (LORS). Since that time, a number of allegations have been made that are inconsistent w ith the facts regarding the Corps’ water management activities, according to a recent press release from the Corps.Current ActionsAs of Aug. 1, the lake level was 15.86 feet NVGD, up 1.63 from July 1. On Aug. 5, the lake level was at 15.91 feet. In ows continue to outpace out ows, but the gap has started closing in recent days. The Corps has maximized the ows to the Caloosahatchee River and St. Lucie Canal as authorized by LORS. The corps plans to discharge at current levels until the lake level returns to the Low Operational Sub-Band as de ned by LORS. It is unknown when this will occur because the lake continues to rise, despite the releases.Myths & FactsMyth: The Corps is to blame for killing wildlife in the estuary. Fact: Since May 8, more water has owed to both estuaries as a result of runoff from heavy rain than has come from the lake. Thus, heavy precipitation in the region has done more to upset the saltwater/freshwater balance in the estuaries than the lake water releases. Myth: The Corps is to blame for releasing fecal-contaminated water. Fact: The Corps has no control over the quality of water that ows into the lake. Although the Corps releases water that has owed into the lake, the responsibility for water quality lies with other local, state, and federal agencies. The same issues that impact water quality in the estuaries—too much phosphorus from fertilizer, poorlymaintained septic systems, herbicides and pesticides—also affect water quality in the lake. The Corps has no authority to regulate this. Myth: The Corps has capacity north and south of the lake that isn’t being utilized. Fact: Any capacity that may exist in the system has to weigh the additional ooding risk that materializes when that capacity is utilized. For example, some have proposed keeping canals at higher levels as an effort to generate more storage capacity for water. When canals are kept at higher levels, the threat to public safety and property increases as a heavy rain event could generate runoff that can’t be discharged through the canals, resulting in street ooding and backup o f water into yards, elds, and possibly homes. This same principle applies to storage in the Water Conservation Areas (WCAs) and to the lakes north of Okeechobee. Public safet y is the Corps’ top priority, and as such, potential impacts are constantly being evaluated in regards to how a decision in one part o f the system may adversely impact another. “South Florida is saturated, leaving ver y few places to move water as we work to keep the system prepared for the peak o f the hurricane season,” said Susan Sylvester, SFWMD Chief of the Water Control Operations Bureau. “Our continual challenge with heavy rainfall is balancing ood control for 7.7 million residents while protecting the region’s wildlife and natural systems, including the Everglades. The U.S. Army Corps’ priority is public safet y July’s soaking of South Florida capped the wettest start to the wet season since 1968, the South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) reported Aug. 1. District meteorologists also reported the wettest A pril-through-July period on record in South Florida since 1932. “South Florida is saturated, leaving very few places to move water as we work to keep the system prepared for the peak of the hurricane season,” said Susan Sylvester, SFWMD Chief of the Water Control Operations Bureau. “Our continual challenge with heavy rainfall is balancing ood control for 7.7 million residents while protecting the region’s wildlife and natural systems, including the Everglades.” District-wide, 10.36 inches of rain fell in J uly, representing 147 percent of average, or 3.33 inches above average. All 16 counties in the district saw above-average rainfall for the month, with the central portion of South Florida, including Lake Okeechobee, receiving the highest totals. Early wet season rainfall topped recorded amounts, including:  Wettest July since 2001;  Wettest June since 2005;  Combination of late May through July led to the wettest start to the wet season since 1968, or the wettest in 45 years;  Wettest April-through-July period on record in South Florida since 1932.Water LevelsFollowing several months of above-average rainfall, water levels are currently at or above scheduled levels in key areas, such as some lakes in the Kissimmee region and the Everglades Water Conservation Areas. This included 9.15 inches of direct rainfall over Lake Okeechobee and its immediate area, representing 151 percent of average, or 3.11 inches above average for the month. The lake stood at 15.86 feet NGVD today. This is 2.09 feet higher than its historic average for this date. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, which manages the lake level with input from stakeholders including the district, has been making regulatory releases.South Florida Wet Season Facts On average, South Florida’s wet season begins around May 20 and ends around Oct. 13, lasting for about 21 weeks.  Typically, about two-thirds of annual rains fall during the wet season, or approximately 35 inches out of 52 inches.  June is usually South Florida’s wettest month.  Since 1932, virtually all wet seasons have produced 2 to 4 feet of rainfall.  South Florida’s wet season has three general phases:  Memorial Day weekend through July 4 weekend, which are typically the wettest six weeks of the year.  Early July through midAugust, which are hotter and often drier.  Late August through October, which are characterized by highly variable rainfall mainly due to tropical activity and cold fronts. Florida’s wet season rain is the most in 45 years

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 CANCER worrying you?Do you need to talk about it?Big Lake Cancer Center1115 NorthParrott Ave € OkeechobeeRamesh Kumar, MD € William Crook, MD € Julie Santelli, MD, BoardCertified Radiation Oncologists Call: 863.467.9500 FREE Hour Counseling Session RADIATION ONCOLOGISTS PODIATRIST DID YOU KNOW... HERE AT FLORIDA FOOT SPECIALIST WE TREAT THE FOLLOWING? Ankle Fractures • Foot Fractures Foot Ulcers • Venous Stasis Ulcers Leg Infections We Also Offer Testing for PAD (Peripheral Arterial Disease) 235 NE 19 th Dr. Shariff & Dr. Roberts treat all forms of fractures & trauma of the foot & leg!Ph: (863) 657-4444 ORTHOPAEDICS 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. Great Orthopaedic CareRight Here in OkeechobeeOrthopaedic Specialists at Raulerson is located at 1924 Hwy 441 North, Okeechobee (just north of the Hospital, in the blue-roof building) Call for an appointment 863-357-0540. We Treat Kids Too! For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 863-357-0540 .Orthopaedic Specialists at Raulerson offers a full range of orthopaedic services including: € Total Hip and Knee Replacements € Arthroscopic Surgery & Sports Medicine € Pediatric Orthopedics € Work Related injuries Most insurances and Medicare are accepted. Malignant Melanoma Melanoma is a cancer that begins in the cells of the skin that produce pigmentation (coloration). It is also called malignant melanoma because it spreads to other areas of the body as it grows beneath the surface of the skin. Melanoma can develop anywhere on the body including areas that receive little sun exposure, such as the feet and ankles. Nearly 60,000 people will learn they have melanoma this year. Its not known how many of those cases will involve the foot, but more than 8,100 melanoma patients will die, nearly one death every hour. If melanoma is detected in its earliest stages, 92 percent of patients are alive after “ ve years. Unlike many other types of cancer, melanoma strikes people of all age groups, even the young. Caucasians are 10 times more likely to develop melanoma than African-Americans, but studies suggest more than half of melanoma cases in African-Americans involve the foot, where late Florida Foot SpecialistYour Neighborhood Foot & Ankle Specialists diagnosis leads to a higher death rate. Routine foot self exams increase the likelihood of noticing suspicious moles, freckles or other spots. Routine self examinations of the feet are an important way to “ nd skin cancer early, when its easiest to cure. Half of the people who learn they have melanoma of the foot die within “ ve years because the cancer had already spread throughout their body by the time it was diagnosed. Experts recommend focusing on the three most common areas for foot melanoma: under the toenails, the soles, and around or between the toes. If a mole, freckle or spot starts to change over the course of a month and becomes asymmetrical or changes its border, color, diameter or elevation, see a docto r immediately. At Florida Foot Specialist we can help monitor any lesions that you currently have or evaluate you r foot and ankle for any lesions you havent noticed. If the lesion has any of the aspects described above we will biopsy the lesion in the of“ ce. We receive quick results and the biopsy procedure is quick with minimal discomfort. With any type of cancer, and especially skin cancer, earl y diagnosis is the key to a full recovery. Call and make an appointment with us as soon as you can so that we can perform a full evaluation and help you with any problems you are having with your foot or ankle. 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! 9 Okeechobee News A ugust 7, 2013

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Board Certified Optometrists Silviano Matamoros, M.D. Board Certified Eye Physician & Surgeon UROLOGY DAVID A. SIGALOW, M.D.Board Certi“ ed In UrologySpecializing in: € Adult & Pediatric Urology € Bladder & Kidney Infections € Impotence/Implants € No Scalpel Vasectomy 215 N.E. 19th Dr. • Okeechobee 863-763-0217 GYNECOLOGIST James E. MD FACOG Board All Major Insurances Accepted 863-763-8000 Okeechobee • Loss of Libido • Endometriosis • Urine Control • Infertility • Menstrual Abnormalities • Sterilization • Laser Surgery • Minimally Invasive Surgery 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 10 Okeechobee News August 7, 2013 Everglades and Cornerstone Baptist Churches have come together in order to bring “Babylon, Daniel’s Courage In Captivity” to Cornerstone Baptist Church, 18387 U.S. 441. Come and be part of Babylon, w here we, like Daniel, will learn how we can rest in the fact that through life’s problems, God is with us. On Aug. 7 and 8 from 6 to 8 p.m., with a parents night with hotdogs and drinks for the families on Aug. 8, where y ou too can experience Babylon. The New St. Stephen A.M.E. Church w ill host its 60th Anniversary on Aug. 11-18. J oin us on Sunday, Aug. 11 and Aug. 18, at 4 p.m.; and on Aug. 14, 15 and 16 at 7 p.m. Guest speakers from all over Florida will be there: Elder Vernon Reason, on Aug. 11; Intercity Brotherhood, on Aug. 14; Rev. Carl W allace, on Aug. 16; Rev. Kelvin Simms, on A ug. 18; and, Okeechobee Ministerial Assoc. on Aug. 15. For more information, please contact 863-763-5018. The Okeechobee Church of God 301 N.E. 4th Ave., will host a community y ard sale on Aug. 17, from 8 p.m. to 4 p.m. a space for the yard sale is a $10 donation. If you would like to get a space or for more information, call Sue Kemp 863-634-2930. There is a Community Gospel Sing at the Seventh Day Christian Church at 912 N.W. Park St. (S.R. 70) every Tuesday at 7 p.m. Anyone can participate in singing or playing guitar, banjo, mandolin, ddle, dobro, and harmonica—come and enjoy! Jesus Holy Ghost Crusade is asking for the community to help if you have any clothes, shoes, baby stuff, house hold stuff any thing you all can donate that they can sell to help with building funds. All proceeds will go to the soup kitchen and church. Any donations please call 863-634-9294 for Emmaline or Crystal at 863612-6395. Items can be picked up. The First United Methodist Church Library would like to invite everyone to visit their Lending Library, Room 20, at 200 N.E. Second St., in Okeechobee. All are welcome to complete an application, no charge, to take advantage of wholesome reading, viewing and educational material for adults, children and youth. They have ction and non ction in literature, philosophy, religion and Christian romance, social sciences, geography and history. They also have materials for home schooling, with over 200 DVDs, VCRs, cassettes, national magazines, etc. Hours are Sunday, 9:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Tuesday, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Wednesday, 6–8 p.m. For further information, call Doris Entry at 863-467-1548. Gathering in Grace and Prayer meets every Wednesday at 7:45 a.m. in the park at the pavilion. All are welcome. Northside Baptist Church invites all to join the church for old-fashioned preaching based on the Bible, Godfocused prayer, hymns we grew up on, Southern-Gospel favorites, 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 will be the rst and second Saturday of every month at 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. to raise money to pay for the church building and the soup kitchen. They are also accepting donations to sell. For information, please call Crystal at 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 863-532-8976 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 o f 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. Oakview Baptist Church at 677 S.W. 32 Street, would like to invite you to our Sunday Worship Service at 10:30 a.m. Sunda y School for all ages begins at 9:15 a.m. on Sunday morning and the Evening Worship Service is at 6 p.m. Our Wednesday evening service also begins at 6 p.m. Come and worship with us! For more information, call 863763-1699. Our website is “oakviewbaptist. com.”The Okeechobee News welcomes news from area churches for this column. E-mail okeenews@ newszap.com. Local churches host special programs and yard sales

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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 : Large Grey and White Cat, Male. Lost in the vicinity of Love on a Leash Pet Grooming 2020 S Parrott Ave if seen please Call Faye at 863-634-7713 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 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 Drivers$5,000 Sign-on Bonus Great Pay! Consistent Freight, Great miles on this Regional Account Werner Enterprises 1-888-567-4854 Class A CDL Driver needed Min. 2 yr. tanker endorsement Call 863-467-9800 or 863-634-6569. MASSAGE THERAPISTLicensed Massage Therapist wanted for Chiropractic Of ce. Contact Missy at 763-2400. Reading a newspaper helps you understand the world around you. No wonder newspaper readers are more successful people! Employment Full Time Employment Full Time 107 SW 17thNO PHONE CALLSMUST HAVE: Employment Part Time 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 Your next job could be in todays classifieds. Did you look for it? Employment Full Time Employment Full Time One mans trash is another mans treasure. Turn your trash to treasure with an ad in the classifieds. Employment Full Time 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 chec k 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 o f these charges in the ads, but occasionally we may not be aware of the charges. Therefore, i f you call a number out o f 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. How fast can your car go? It can go even faster when you sell it in the classifieds. 11 Okeechobee News A ugust 7, 2013 2013-2014 School Information GuideLook for it in the 8/14 edition of the

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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 Air ConditionersUSED A/C UNITS FOR SALE Good condition, many sizes and types available. 467-1545 Quality A/C & Heating Lawn & GardenCOMPOST for Organic Gardening and Farming Okeechobee Recycling Facility, enter at Waste Management, 10800 NE. 128th Avenue. Pickup or Delivered *Public Welcomed* Please call. (216)956-0949 Apartments2bd/1ba Fully Furnished utilities included, w/d pool, tennis court, club house privileges. Linens, dishes. In Kings Bay close to Power Plant, long/short term lease. 863-634-8331 2bdrm/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 Beautiful Samantha’s Garden Apartments 2BR/2BA, in town, W&D, $800 mo. + $500 sec. Call (863)467-9250 or (863)634-5780. NEW DUPLEX 3/2, in the City limits. Wood cabinets w/granite countertops. All appl’s. W/D Hookup. Available now. 1st & deposit to move in. (863)465-0053 Houses RentAFFORDABLE new house 3/1/1, fenced yard, W/D, $1050/mo. Large 3/2/2, 22K sq. ft. Jacuzzi tub, DW, $1450/mo. 1st, last & sec (561)723-2226 BASSWOOD custom 4br/2ba, 1 car garage, split plan, dishwasher, W & D Hookup. $1175 mo. (561) 307-2502. Beautiful, Clean 3bd/2.5ba In the Oaks. Near Blue Heron Golf Course,Double car garage,screened patio, 2,500 sq. ft. under roof, a/c,sprinkler system, appliances,large yard, Oak and Palm trees, Quiet Street,$1,260.00 mo. plus security. Avail. 9/1 Call 863-467-9250/ 519-746-4844 or e-mail d.mcara@hotmail.com FURNISHED 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. OKEE 2bd/1ba Clean CBS House, furnished, enclosed porch, w/d, large yard storage shed, well water, by 15-B. $750 mo. plus security. Call 786-201-0306 Office Space RentOFFICE SUITES AVAILABLE 500 SQ. FT. Move-in Incentive, Rent Negotiable. (863)467-0651 Rooms To RentOkeechobee Room with private bath. $90 wk., WIFI & Cable hookup. Call 772-332-6180. Grab a bargain from your neighbors garage, attic, basement or closet in todays classifieds. Buying a car? Look in the classifieds. Selling a car? Look in the classifieds. Houses SaleOwner Financing3 bdrm 2 bath 8 year old house on 1 acre $3,500.00 down $931.42 a month. Call Beverley 863-634-2820 Land Sale2 Acres For Sale in Dixie Ranch. Acres are back to back (fenced) $14,000 for both, will separate. Call 863-801-2128 Next to Indian Hammock, Ft. Drum, 8.410 woodsy acres with 1,320 sq. ft. xer upper camp house w/barn, $150,000. 863-610-0712 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 RENT OR SALE BUILDING ON 5 CITY LOTS. 404 SE 10TH AVE. CALL FOR MORE DETAILS 863-634-1992 OR 863-357-7919 Mobile Home RentBUCKHEAD RIDGE 2bd/2ba Dble Wide, central air, yearly lease. $500 mo. plus sec. 3bd./2ba Dble Wide. $600 mo. plus sec. No pets. Call 863-763-4031 FORT DRUM 5 acres, small pond/creek, 3BR, 2BA Trailer, Deposit required Rent $850/mo. (772) 464-9226 Mobile HomeSale2BEDROOM/1 BATH WITH ALL NEW APPLIANCES,COMPLETELY REMODELED, NEW CARPETING. $12,000 o.b.o. IN 55 PLUS PARK 516 SE 4TH ST LOT#3B OTHA & ETHEL ROBERTS 812-350-4664 Join all the people who say, I sold it in the classifieds.Ž Mobile HomeSaleDoublewide, 3br, 2 bath pre-owned zone II with den. Only $32,900 setup and a/c included. New carpet and many other features. Call Larry or Sandy at 863-357-4848 Palm Harbor Homes 4/2 Stock Sequoia 2,200 sq ft $12K OFF! FOR FREE PHOTOS.... John Lyons at 800-622-2832 ext 210 for details Pre-owned 3br, 2 bath doublewide only $34,900 setup and a/c included. Zone II home, very spacious with new metal roof and new carpet. Call Sandy or Larry at 863-357-4848 Campers/RVs2012 Pop-Up Camper by Forest River, sleeps 7, bath and shower. $9,000 call for details. 863-946-1481 Wanted all Travel Trailers, Motor Homes and Fifth Wheels. Any Condition, Cash paid on the spot Call 941-347-7171 Autos WantedCASH FOR CARS No Title Needed, Any Condition. 268junk.com Located in Okeechobee Call (863)484-2012 Public Notice 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 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 Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION Case #: 2011-CA-000105 PHH Mortgage Corporation Plaintiff, -VS.Joseph J. Turbush; Unknown Tenants in Possession #1; Unknown Tenants 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 April 25, 2013, entered in Civil Case No. 2011-CA-000105 of the Circuit Court of the 19th Judicial Circuit in and for Okeechobee County, Florida, wherein PHH Mortgage Corporation, Plaintiff and Joseph J. Turbush 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 September 4, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to-wit: LOT 27K-2, OF FOUR SEASONS ESTATES, MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: BEING A PARCEL OF LAND LYING IN AND COMPRISING A PORTION OF SECTION 18, TOWNSHIP 37 SOUTH, RANGE 36 EAST, ALSO REFERRED TO AS LOT 27K-2, FOUR SEASONS ESTATES, AN UNRECORDED SUBDIVISION, ALL IN OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA, AND BEING MORE PARTICULARLY BOUNDED AND DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCING AT THE SOUTHEAST CORNER OF SECTION 18; THENCE NORTH 005’07” EAST, A DISTANCE OF 300.10 FEET TO A POINT; THENCE SOUTH 8834’16” WEST, A DISTANCE OF 1289.75 FEET TO A POINT LYING ON THE EASTERLY RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE OF B & K MCARTHUR (NORMAN) ROAD, THENCE NORTH 003’07” EAST, ALONG SAID EASTERLY RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE, A DISTANCE OF 670.30 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE CONTINUE NORTH 003’07” EAST, ALONG SAID EASTERLY RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE, A DISTANCE OF 102 FEET TO A POINT; THENCE SOUTH 8954’53” EAST, A DISTANCE OF 214.15 FEET TO A POINT; THENCE SOUTH 004’22” WEST, A DISTANCE OF 102 FEET TO A POINT; THENCE N 8954’53” WEST, A DISTANCE OF 214.15 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. BEING SUBJECT TO ALL EXISTING EASEMENTS AND RIGHTS-OF-WAY OF RECORD. THE ABOVE DESCRIPTION WAS TAKEN FROM A DRAWING PREPARED BY LEON H. WILLIS. (KS/BS) TOGETHER WITH THAT CERTAIN YEAR: 1999, MAKE: REDMAN, VIN#: FLA14613798A AND VIN#: FLA14613798B, MANUFACTURED HOME, WHICH IS PERMANENTLY AFFIXED TO THE ABOVE DESCRIBED LANDS. AS SUCH IT IS DEEMED TO BE A FIXTURE AND A PART OF THE REAL ESTATE. 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. 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 444746 ON 8/7,14/2013 Public Notice 12 Okeechobee News August 7, 2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 19th JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION CASE NO. 47-2012-CA-000209 DEUTSCHE BANK TRUST COMPANY AMERICAS FKA BANKERS TRUST COMPANY AS TRUSTEE FOR RASC 2002KS1, PLAINTIFF, VS. ELLA R. WHALEY, ET AL., DEFENDANT(S). NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated June 20, 2013 and entered in Case No. 47-2012CA-000209 in the Circuit Court of the 19th Judicial Circuit in and for Okeechobee County, Florida wherein Deutsche Bank Trust Company Americas fka Bankers Trust Company as Trustee for RASC 2002KS 1 was the Plaintiff and ELLA R. WHALEY, ET AL., the Defendant(s), I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash, beginning at 11:00 a.m. at the Jury Assembly Room, 2nd Floor, Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 312 NW 3rd St., Okeechobee, FL 34972 on the 4th day of September, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: A PARCEL OF LAND LYING IN SECTION 23, TOWNSHIP 38 SOUTH, RANGE 36 EAST, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA, BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCING AT THE MOST SOUTHERLY CORNER OF THAT PARCEL OF LAND DESCRIBED IN EXHIBIT “A” OF O.R. BOOK 0421, PAGE 1635 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA, SAID POINT OF COMMENCEMENT ALSO BEING ON THE NORTHERLY RIGHT OF WAY LINE OF STATE ROAD 15 AS SHOWN ON RIGHT OF WAY MAP SECTION NO. 8905-S.R. NO. 15; THENCE BEAR NORTH 48 46’ 14” WEST ALONG THE SOUTHWESTERLY LINE OF SAID PARCEL AND THE SAID NORTHERLY RIGHT OF WAY LINE, A DISTANCE OF 377.94 FEET; THENCE BEAR NORTH 41 13’ 46” EAST A DISTANCE OF 60.00 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE CONTINUE TO BEAR NORTH 41 13” 46” EAST A DISTANCE OF 60.89 FEET TO THE POINT OF CURVATURE OF A CURVE CONCAVE TO THE SOUTHEAST, HAVING A RADIUS OF 25.00 FEET AND A CENTRAL ANGLE OF 90 00’ 00”, THENCE BEAR NORTHEASTERLY ALONG THE ARC OF A SAID CURVE A DISTANCE OF 39.27 FEET TO THE POINT OF TANGENCY; THENCE BEAR S 48 46’ 14” EAST A DISTANCE OF 84.32 FEET; THENCE BEAR S 33 11’ 39” EAST A DISTANCE OF 45.00 FEET; THENCE BEAR S 49 17’ 32” EAST A DISTANCE OF 77.10 FEET; THENCE BEAR N 48 46’ 14” WEST A DISTANCE OF 92.80 FEET; THENCE BEAR N 22 18’ 17” EAST, A DISTANCE OF 37.00 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. (LBP/TW) ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS OF THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER, AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS, MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN SIXTY (60) DAYS AFTER THE SALE. WITNESS my hand and seal of this Court on June 27, 2013. SHARON ROBERTSON Clerk, Circuit Court BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk Stephen M. Huttman Attorney for Plaintiff Pendergast & Morgan, P.A. 115 Perimeter Center Place South Terraces Suite 1000 Atlanta, GA 30346If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Corrie Johnson, ADA Coordinator, 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711.447522 ON 8/7,14/2013 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 Marquis and Unknown 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, Brock & 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 relief demanded in the complaint or petition. DATED on July 25, 2013. SHARON ROBERTSON AS CLERK OF THE COURT BY: Jennifer Rediker As Deputy Clerk 449145 ON 7/31;8/7/2013 Notice Under Fictitious Name Law Pursuant to Section 865.09, Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned, desiring to engage in business under the ctitious name of The Perfectionist Cleaning Service located at 3025 NW 8th Terrace, in the County of Okeechobee, in the City of Okeechobee, Florida 34972 intends to register the said name with the Division of Corporations o f the Florida Department of State, Tallahassee, Florida. Dated at Okeechobee, Florida, this 2nd day of August, 2013. CMHARRIS INC. 449796 ON 8/7/2013 Notice Under Fictitious Name Law Pursuant to Section 865.09, Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned, desiring to engage in business under the ctitious name of IGH PC located at 39901 NW 24th Drive, in the County of Okeechobee, in the City of Okeechobee, Florida 34972 intends to register the said name with the Division of Corporations o f the Florida Department of State, Tallahassee, Florida. Dated at Okeechobee, Florida, this 1st day of August, 2013. Travis Denham Alfonso 449517 ON 8/7/2013 Earn some extra cash. Sell your used items in the classifieds Grab a bargain from your neighbors garage, attic, basement or closet in todays classifieds. Find it faster. Sell it sooner in the classifieds

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Public NoticeIN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 19TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION: CASE NO.: 12000314CA WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A., Plaintiff, VS. UNKNOWN HEIRS, BENEFICIARIES, DEVISEES, ASSIGNEES, LIENORS, CREDITORS, TRUSTEES AND ALL OTHERS WHO MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST IN THE ESTATE OF MARGIE L. JONES A/K/A MARGIE LEE JONES; CONSECO FINANCE SERVICING CORP., A DISSOLVED CORPORATION; MICHAEL GREEN, PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE OF THE ESTATE OF MARGIE L. JONES A/K/A MARGIE LEE JONES; UNKNOWN TENANT IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY, Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated the 20th day of June, 2013, and entered in Case No. 12000314CA, of the Circuit Court of the 19TH Judicial Circuit in and or Okeechobee County, Florida, wherein WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A. is the Plaintiff and CONSECO FINANCE SERVICING CORP., A DISSOLVED CORPORATION, MICHAEL GREEN, PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE OF THE ESTATE OF MARGIE L. JONES A/K/A MARGIE LEE JONES, UNKNOWN HEIRS, BENEFICIARIES, DEVISEES, ASSIGNEES, LIENORS, CREDITORS, TRUSTEES AND ALL OTHERS WHO MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST IN THE ESTATE OF MARGIE L. JONES A/K/A MARGIE LEE JONES and UNKNOWN TENANT(S) IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY are defendants. The Clerk of this Court shall sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY JUDICIAL CENTER, 312 NW 3RD STREET, JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM, SECOND FLOOR, OKEECHOBEE, FLORIDA 34972, 11:00 AM on the 4th day of September, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: EXHIBIT “A” THE SOUTH HALF OF THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED PROPERTY: COMMENCING AT THE 1/4 SECTION CORNER ON THE WEST BOUNDARY LINE OF SECTION 17, TOWNSHIP 37 SOUTH, RANGE 36 EAST, RUN THENCE S 89 DEGREES 24’ 08” E ALONG THE 1/4 SECTION LINE FOR A DISTANCE OF 180.00 FEET, THENCE RUN S 0 DEGREES 05’07” W PARALLEL WITH THE WEST BOUNDARY LINE OF THE S 1/2 OF SAID SECTION 17, FOR A DISTANCE OF 878.00 FEET, THENCE RUN S 89 DEGREES 24’08” E PARALLEL WITH THE NORTH BOUNDARY LINE OF THE SAID S 1/2 OF SECTION 17, FOR A DISTANCE OF 990.00 FEET FOR P.O.B. THENCE CONTINUE S 89 DEGREES 24’08” E FOR A DISTANCE OF 198.00 FEET, THENCE RUN S 0 DEGREES 05’07” W FOR A DISTANCE OF 440.00 FEET, THENCE RUN N 89 DEGREES 24’08” W FOR A DISTANCE OF 198.00 FEET, THENCE RUN N 0 DEGREES 05’07” E FOR A DISTANCE OF 440.00 FEET TO P.O.B. LYING IN AND COMPRISING A PART OF THE S 1/2 OF SECTION 17, TOWNSHIP 37 SOUTH, RANGE 36 EAST, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. AND ALSO BEING DESCRIBED AS LOTS 77E AND 66E OF AN UNRECORDED PLAT AND SUBJECT TO RESTRICTIONS OF RECORD IN O.R. BOOK 147, PAGE 923, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY CLERK’S OFFICE. TOGETHER WITH THAT CERTAIN 2000 SKYL DOUBLEWIDE MOBILE HOME IDENTIFIED BY VIN NUMBERS: 9P610457MA AND 9P610457MB ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE.If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Corrie Johnson, ADA Coordinator, 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711.SPANISH: Si usted es una persona discapacitada que necesita alguna adaptacion para poder participar de este procedimiento o evento; usted tiene derecho, sin costo alguno a que se le provea cierta ayuda. Favor de comunicarse con Corrie Johnson, Coordinadora de A.D.A., 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, Fl. 34986, (772) 807-4370 por lo menos 7 dias antes de que tenga que comparecer en corte o inmediatamente despues de haber recibido esta noti cacion si es que falta menos de 7 dias para su comparecencia. Si tiene una discapacidad auditiva o de habla, llame al 711. KREYOL: Si ou se yon moun ki kokobe ki bezwen asistans ou aparey pou ou ka patisipe nan prosedu sa-a, ou gen dwa san ou pa bezwen peye anyen pou ou jwen on seri de ed. Tanpri kontakte Corrie Johnson, Co-ordinator ADA, 250 NW Country Club Drive, suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 O’mwen 7 jou avan ke ou gen pou-ou paret nan tribunal, ou imediatman ke ou resevwa avis sa-a ou si le ke ou gen pou-ou ale nan tribunal-la mwens ke 7 jou; Si ou pa ka tande ou pale byen, rele 711. Dated this 27th day of June, 2013. SHARON ROBERTSON Clerk of the Circuit Court BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk Choice Legal Group, P.A. 1800 NW 49th Street, Suite 120 Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33309 Telephone: (954) 453-0365 Facsimile: (954) 771-6052 Toll Free:1-800-441-2438 DESIGNATED PRIMARY E-MAIL FOR SERVICE PURSUANT TO FLA. R. JUD. ADMIN 2.516 eservice@clegalgroup.com 447232 ON 8/7,14/2013 Public Notice Public Notice 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 enWhen you want something sold, advertise in the classifieds. Shop here first! The classified ads Public Notice IN 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 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. 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 449556 ON 7/24;31;8/7/2013 Public Notice Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 19 JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 47-2009-CA-000818 PNC BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO NATIONAL CITY BANK, SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO HARBOR FEDERAL SAVINGS BANK Plaintiff, vs. 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 Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 19TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION: CASE NO.: 2013CA000056 THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON TRUST 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, VS. DENISE R. ALET A/K/A DENISE ALET; HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA; OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA; TD BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION; UNKNOWN TENANT; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF DENISE R. ALET 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 in and for Okeechobee County, Florida, wherein THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON TRUST COMPANY, N.A., NOT IN ITS INDIVIDUAL CAPACITY BUT SOLELY IN ITS CAPACITY AS TRUSTEE ON BEHALF OF THE FDIC 2011-N1 ASSET TRUST is the Plaintiff and DENISE R. ALET 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 THE SUBJECT PROPERTY are defendants. The Clerk of this Court shall sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY JUDICIAL CENTER, 312 NW 3RD STREET, JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM, SECOND FLOOR, OKEECHOBEE, FLORIDA 34972, 11:00 AM on the 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 ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Corrie Johnson, ADA Coordinator, 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. SPANISH: Si usted es una persona discapacitada que necesita alguna adaptacion para poder participar de este procedimiento o evento; usted tiene derecho, sin costo alguno a que se le provea cierta ayuda. Favor de comunicarse con Corrie Johnson, Coordinadora de A.D.A., 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, Fl. 34986, (772) 807-4370 por lo menos 7 Dias antes de que tenga que comparecer en corte o inmediatamente despues de haber recibido esta noti cacion si es que falta menos de 7 dias p ara su Public NoticeIN 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 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION CASE NO.: 2013-CP-103 IN RE: ESTATE OF ROBERT G. BEANE, Deceased, NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of ROBERT G. BEANE, deceased, whose date of death was June 14, 2013, is pending in the Circuit Court for Okeechobee County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 312 NW 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 13 Okeechobee News A ugust 7, 2013tered 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 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 26th day of July, 2013. SHARON ROBERTSON CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk 449136 ON 7/31;8/7/2013YOU 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 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 comparecencia. Si tiene una discapacidad auditiva o de habla, llame al 711. KREYOL: Si ou se yon moun ki kokobe ki bezwen asistans ou aparey pou ou ka patisipe nan prosedu sa-a, ou gen dwa san ou pa bezwen peye anyen pou ou jwen on seri de ed. Tanpri kontakte Corrie Johnson, Coordinator ADA, 250 NW Country Club Drive, suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772)807-4370 O’mwen 7 jou avan ke ou gen pou-ou paret nan tribunal, ou imediatman ke ou resevwa avis sa-a ou si le ke ou gen pouou ale nan tribunal-la mwens ke 7 jou; Si ou pa ka tande ou pale byen, rele 711. Dated this 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 Telephone: (954) 453-0365 Facsimile: (954) 771-6052 Toll Free: 1-800-441-2438 DESIGNATED PRIMARY E-MAIL FOR SERVICE PURSUANT TO FLA. R. JUD. ADMIN 2.516 eservice@clegalgroup.com 445649 ON 7/31;8/7/2013 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 STATUTES 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 rst publication date of this notice is August 7, 2013. Attorney for Personal Representative: Colin M. Cameron 200 NE 4th Avenue Okeechobee, FL 34972 (863)763-8600 Fla. Bar No. 270441 colin@ccameronlaw.com Personal Representative Gary W. Beane 10022 Country Carriage Circle Riverview, FL 33569 446329 ON 8/7,14/2013 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, 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 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. 449555 ON 7/24,31;8/7/2013 LEGAL NOTICE Public Auction will be held at Johns Towing Service storage lot located at 704 Northeast 2nd Avenue, Okeechobee, Florida 34972 on AUGUS T 23, 2013 at 9:00 A.M. Pursuant to Florida Statute 713.78 for unpaid towing and storage charges. Year, make, model and VIN are as follows. 1995 Toyota Corolla DX VIN #1NXAE09B0SZ342999 Terms of sale are cash, and no checks will be accepted. Seller reserves the right of nal bid. ALL SALES ARE FINAL! NO REFUNDS WILL BE MADE! Said automobiles will be sold in “As Is” condition with no guarantee’s. 449578 ON 8/7/2013 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 Shop here first! The classified ads

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Public Notice Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.: 2011 CA 239 T D BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, Plaintiff, V S. ELADIO SANTIBANEZ, ET AL, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to the Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated June 13, 2013 (the “ Judgment”), entered in Civil Case No. 2011-CA-239 of the Circuit Court of the Nineteenth Judicial Circuit in and for Okeechobee County, Florida, in which TD BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, is Plaintiff, and ELADIO SANTIBANEZ and ESMERALDA SANT IBANEZ 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 September 4, 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. T he “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. T he following property located in Okeechobee, Florida, is the subject of this Notice of Sale: Lot 22, Block 53, BASSWOOD, INC., Unit No. 5, according to the Plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 51, of the Public Records of Okeechobee County, Florida together with all existing or subsequently erected or af xed buildings, improvements, and xtures (the “ Property”). Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens, must le a claim within 60 days after the sale. DATED on June 27, 2013. SHARON ROBERTSON Clerk of Circuit Court BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk 447346 ON 8/7,14/2014 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA Case No. 2012-CA-562 A NCIENT OAKS R.V. RESORT CONDOMINIUM ASSOCIATION, INC., Plaintiff, V S. ROBERT MCDERMOTT, DOROTHY MCDERMOTT, UNKNOWN TENANT #1 and UNKNOWN TENANT#2, Defendants, NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure Upon Default dated May 22, 2013, and entered in Case No. 2012CA-562, of the 19th Judicial Circuit, in and for Okeechobee County, Florida, wherein, the Clerk of the Court will sell to the highest bidder for cash, at Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 312 NW 3rd Street, 2nd Floor, Jury Assembly Room, Okeechobee, Florida 34972, at 11:00 o’clock A.M., on the 4th day of September, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment Upon Default, to wit: Lot 19, Block 4, ANCIENT OAKS R.V. RESORT NO. 1, A CONDOMINIUM, according to the Declaration of Condominium recorded in Of cial Records Book 255, Page 916 and any amendments thereto, Public Records of Okeechobee County, Florida. A ny person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must le a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated at Okeechobee, Okeechobee County Florida, this 31st day of May, 2013. SHARON ROBERTSON CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT BY: Sandra L. Creech As Deputy Clerk 446266 ON 8/7,14/2013 Public NoticeIN 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, V S. OSVALDO SALGADO JR. ; UNKNOWN Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA Case No. 2013-CA-017 ANCIENT OAKS R.V. RESORT CONDOMINIUM ASSOCIATION, INC., Plaintiff, VS. ROBERT MCDERMOTT, DOROTHY MCDERMOTT, UNKNOWN TENANT #1 and UNKNOWN TENANT#2, Defendants, NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure Upon Default dated June 20, 2013, and entered in Case No. 2013CA-017, of the 19th Judicial Circuit, in and for Okeechobee County, Florida, wherein, the Clerk of the Court will sell to the highest bidder for cash, at Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 312 NW 3rd Street, 2nd Floor, Jury Assembly Room, Okeechobee, Florida 34972, at 11:00 o’clock A.M., on the 4th day of September, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment Upon Default, to wit: Lot 4, Block 25, ANCIENT OAKS RV RESORT #5, a condominium, according to the Declaration of Condominium thereto recorded at OR Book 267, Page 1857-1885, and amendment thereto at OR Book 269, Page 1177-1291, and all subsequent amendments thereto as recorded in and as according to the public records, 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 at Okeechobee, Okeechobee County, Florida, on June 27, 2013. SHARON ROBERTSON CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT BY: Sandra L. Creech AS DEPUTY CLERK 447458 ON 8/7,14/2013 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 followIN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 2012CA000047 14 Okeechobee News August 7, 2013 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 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 ing 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 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 COURT BY: Sandra L. Creech DEPUTY CLERK 448621 ON 7/31;8/7/2013 HSBC 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 Special to the Okeechobee News/ South Florida Water Management DistrictWater, water, everywhere ...The historic Kissimmee River oodplain, north of Lake Okeechobee, is about 1-3 miles wide. On this photo, the uplands start at the edge of the oodplain. The boundary is marked by Live Oaks, which show up as dark green areas near the back of the scene. This photo from May 7, 2013 is a view looking north in the Central Phase 1 Kissimmee River restoration area during late dry season conditions. The oodplain here is about 1.5 miles wide, and the water that collects here eventually ows into Lake Okeechobee. This photo shows the same exact section of the Kissimmee River oodplain on July 16, 2013. You can see that the oodplain is already inundated with water. In this photo, the uplands start at the edge of the oodplain. The boundary is marked by Live Oaks, which show up as dark green areas near the back of the scene. 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. Thursday, Aug. 22 – Wamart, 1–6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 31 – Labor Day Festival in Park, 10 a.m.–3 p.m.

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SEYMOUR, Attorney at Law 863-467-1894 Advertise Here!!! email: okeeadsale@newszap.com 15 Okeechobee News A ugust 7, 2013 Crossword Puzzle ACROSS 1 Gum with a jingle that began, So kiss a little longerŽ 7 Seconds in the air, to punters 15 Wicked 16 Penance component 17 Poker chips are often seen in them 18 Chocolaty treats 19 Some charity races 20 Second crop of a growing season 21 Reason for a prep course 22 Healthy piece 23 Picky person? 24 Brought down 26 Bangladesh capital 31 Guiding light 33 Longhorn rival 34 Calls at home 36 Etta James classic 37 New Jersey river 38 Exhilarating 39 Folly 40 Threadbare 41 Words spoken after Polonius says, I hear him coming: lets withdraw, my lordŽ 45 Tie up loose ends? 48 Air Force pilot who became a pop star 49 Right to play first, in golf 50 Grace 52 One of Penelopes 108 in the OdysseyŽ 53 Disdainful 54 Chant 55 Diving concern 56 Phoned on a computer, in technospeak DOWN 1 Marble works 2 Espionage aid, for short 3 Country that eliminated the United States at the last two World Cups 4 Led Zeppelins Stairway to Heaven,Ž e.g. 5 FDR and Truman, fraternally 6 Bad opening? 7 Could choose 8 Swore 9 Word heard before and after sayŽ 10 Fed personnel 11 Someone has to pick it up 12 Savings choices, briefly 13 Sorvino of Mighty AphroditeŽ 14 Rose point 20 __ to the TopŽ: Keni Burke song 23 French Revolution figure 25 Having strong low tones, as headphones 26 Column style 27 Highfalutin 28 Co-composer of Johnnys ThemeŽ 29 Not dull 30 Married couple? 31 Spread with drinks 32 Cantina cooker 33 Pickup for a pound 34 Nuts!Ž 35 Pedro o Pablo 39 Pierced surgically 40 1998 De Niro thriller 42 Leading 43 Cumberland Gap explorer 44 Stumbled 45 Branch 46 Valley where David fought Goliath 47 Bob Segers __ Got TonightŽ 48 Low area49 Object of ogling 51 Speak idly 52 Cheer syllable By Kyle T. Dolan (c)2011TribuneMediaServices,Inc. 08/27/11 08/27/11 ANSWER TO PREVIOUS PUZZLE: Edited by Rich Norris and Joyce Nichols Lewis xwordeditor@aol.com Okeechobee Arrest Report The following individuals were arrested on felony or driving under the in uence (DUI) charges by the Okeechobee County Sheriff's Of ce (OCSO), the Okeechobee City Police Department (OCPD), the Florida Highway Patrol (FHP), the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) or the Department of Corrections (DOC).  Julie Francis White, 29, S.W. Haines St., Port St. Lucie, was arrested Aug. 2 by Deputy Matthew Grumbling on DOC warrants charging her with the felonies of violation of probation possession of a controlled substance (hydromorphone) and violation of probation grand theft auto. She is being held without bond.  Roman Jaimez-Molina, 46, E. Joy Lane, Fort Pierce, was arrested Aug. 2 by Deputy Matthew Grumbling on a misdemeanor charge of driving under the in uence. His bond was set at $750.  Jeffrey Allen Finger, 41, S.E. 27th St., Okeechobee, was arrested Aug. 3 by Deputy Sergeant Paul Ferrell on DOC warrants charging him with the felonies of violation of probation possession of a controlled substance (cocaine) and violation of probation grand theft (two counts). He was also arrested on a misdemeanor charge of disorderly intoxication. He is being held without bond.  Nicholas Ryan Pierce, 28, U.S. 441 N., Okeechobee, was arrested Aug. 3 by Deputy Matthew Hurst on a DOC warrant charging him with the felonies of violation of probation dealing in stolen property and violation of probation giving false information to a pawnbroker. He is being held without bond.  Cory Alan Rose, 22, U.S. 441 S.E., Okeechobee, was arrested Aug. 4 by Deputy Steven Pollock on a misdemeanor charge of driving under the in uence. His bond was set at $500.  Mary Ann Burdick, 42, N.E. Ninth Lane, Okeechobee, was arrested Aug. 4 by Deputy Yero Todman on an Okeechobee County warrant charging her with the felony of possession of a structure/vehicle knowingly used for the purpose of selling a controlled substance. Her bond was set at $15,000.  Edward Eugene Hamilton, 56, N.E. Ninth Lane, Okeechobee, was arrested Aug. 4 by Deputy Paul Jackson on an Okeechobee County warrant charging him with the felony of possession of a structure/vehicle knowingly used for the purpose of selling a controlled substance. His bond was set at $15,000.  Michael James Raulerson, 18, N.W. Fourth St., Okeechobee, was arrested Aug. 4 by Deputy Paul Jackson on an Okeechobee County warrant charging him with the felonies of burglary of a dwelling/structure using a motor vehicle and grand theft. His bond was set at $27,500.  James David Hat eld Jr., 21, N.W. Second St., Okeechobee, was arrested Aug. 5 by Deputy Corporal Aric Majere on DOC warrants charging him with violation o f probation dealing in stolen property, violation of probation giving false veri cation o f ownership-regulated metals and violation of probation grand theft. He is being held without bond. 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.

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