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Wednesday, August 14, 2013 50¢ Plus ta x Vol. 104 No. 97 16.01 feetLast Year: 12.10 feet Lake Levels See page 4 for information about how to contact this newspaper. Okeechobee’s Most Wanted ... Page 7 Port LaBelle boy is victim of brain-eating amoeba ... Page 3 By Eric KoppOkeechobee News Antoine McQueen Hill had no ide a when he accidentally “pocket dialed” his cell phone that the unanswered call would eventually identify his alleged killer. Michael Exantus, 27, N.E. 13th Ave., was arrested last week in Broward Count y on an Okeechobee Count y warrant charging him with rst degree murder in connection with Hill’s death. He was arrested by personnel from the U.S. Marshal’s South Florida Task Force, the Fort Lauderdale Police Department and the Broward County Sheriff’s Of ce. Exantus has been returned to Okeechobee and booked into the Okeechobee County Jail. Records indicate that he is being held without bond. Also aiding Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Of ce (OCSO) detectives in this case was Assistant State Attorney Ashley Albright and of cers from the Okeechobee City Police Department. Exantus was arrested for his alleged connection in the June 15 shooting death of Hill who was found lying on the roadway in the 1400 block of N.E. Seventh Street around 9:42 p.m. by a resident of the Douglas Par k Subdivision. Victim’s cell phone helps ID alleged shooter Special to the Okeechobee NewsSome students entering third grade at Everglades Elementary School got a ‘jump start’ in July through a program focusing on reading and math skills, with trips and activities to make it more exciting. A trip to Juno Beach included a visit to the Marinelife Center. Special to the Okeechobee News An exciting program was implemented at Everglades Elementary during July of this Summer. Emily Streelman, a second grade teacher in 2012-2013, volunteered her time for three weeks to work with her second graders from the 12-13 school year. The focus was on Reading and Math skills that would give them a jump start into third grade this year. Migrant Advocate Elida Villalpando worked in the program by ensuring migrant parents were kept up to speed on the activities in which their children were involved paraprofessionals, Karen Guthrie and Rose Waldron, also worked with Mrs. Streelman’s students by offering exciting activities for students in the afternoons. Academic skills that were addressed were reading uency, math uency and the study of habitats. Students also created several art masterpieces under Mrs. Waldron’s direction which are currently displayed throughout the Okeechobee County School Board Of ce. Students in the program visited Sue Arnold’s Rehabilitation Center here in Okeechobee to learn about the various habitats of Florida’s animals as well as endangered and exotic animals. Students also visited Storey-Lundy Cane in Glades County where they had the opportunity to taste raw sugar cane, pet a horse, take a hayride tour of the sugar cane farm and enjoyed brisket sandwiches for lunch. Their nal trip of week three was to the Loggerhead Marinelife Center in Juno Beach students were able Everglades students get a ‘jump start’ on 3rd gradeSee JUMP — Page 5 See CELL — Page 5 Michael Exantus

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The New St. Stephen A.M.E. Church w ill host its 60th Anniversary in August. Join us on Sunday Aug. 18, at 4 p.m.; and on A ug. 14, 15 and 16 at 7 p.m. Guest speakers from all over Florida will be there: Intercity Brotherhood, on Aug. 14; Rev. Carl Wallace, on Aug. 16; Rev. Kelvin Simms, on Aug. 18; and, Okeechobee Ministerial Assoc. on Aug. 15. For more information, please contact 863-7635018. Cowboys for Christ of Basinger will meet Thursday, Aug. 15, at the Basinger Community Center. A covered dish supper will begin at 6 p.m. followed by services at 7 p.m. The willing V essels of Venus will be the featured guests. For more information call Doyle McDuf e at 863763-2285. Okeechobee Church of God will host a bene t dinner for Paula Howard. Paula is in need of a kidney transplant. To help, Okeechobee Church of God is preparing a bene t BBQ dinner on Friday, Aug. 16 from 11 a.m.4 p.m. They will serve barbecued chicken or rib dinners with mac and cheese, baked beans and a roll. Chicken dinners are $8 and rib dinners are $10. They will deliver orders of three or more. To order, call 863763-4127 or 941-526-5132, fax 800-875-1804. Orders may be picked up at Okeechobee Church of God, 301 N.E. 4th Ave., Okeechobee. (Behind McDonalds on State Road 70.) Donations can be made with cash, credit card or checks payable to Okeechobee Church of God. Donations are also being accepted at Seacoast National Bank. The Okeechobee Church of God 301 N.E. 4th Ave. will host a community yard sale Aug. 17, 8 p.m. to 4 p.m. a space for the y ard sale is a $10 donation. If you would like to get a space or for more information call Sue Kemp 863-634-2930. Fountain of Life Church 1302 S.W. 32nd St. is having a guest speaker John J ames, co-founder and former lead singer of the Newsboys for 18 years. John James will be sharing a message from God's Word on A ug. 21 at 6:30 p.m. For more information, call 863-763-8945. Oakview Baptist invites all children from prekindergarten to fth grade to the AWANA Club 2013-2014 pre-registration and ice-cream party, on Wednesday, Aug. 28, from 6 to 8 p.m. Please call the church of ce, at 863-763-1699, for more information. Okeechobee Missionary Baptist Church at 4212 Hwy. 441 N., and Pastor Clinton Currington, would like to invite all to participate in church services. The King James Bible is used. Sunday School is at 9:45 a.m., with worship at 10:45 a.m. Sunday Night BTC is at 5:30 p.m. followed by worship service at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday is Bible Study at 7 p.m. Bring your children on Wednesday evenings at 7 p.m. for discovery and bible clubskindergarten through 12th grade. 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 harmonicacome and enjoy! Jesus Holy Ghost Crusade is asking for the community to help if you have any clothes, shoes, baby stuff, house hold stuff any thing you all can donate that they can sell to help with building funds. All proceeds will go to the soup kitchen and church. Any donations please call 863-634-9294 for Emmaline or Crystal at 863-612-6395. 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, 68 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 pavillion. All are welcome. Northside Baptist Church invites all to join the church for old-fashioned preaching based on the Bible, God-focused prayer, hymns we grew up on, Southern-Gospel favorites, with piano and bass duets on Sundays at 10:45 a.m. and 6 p.m., with Sunda y 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 N W 98th St. The Peace Lutheran Church Frontline Warriors, a group of men dedicated to loving Jesus and serving others, meet weekl y on Tuesday morning at 6:30 a.m. For additional information, call 863-763-5042. Seasoned Seniors, anyone 50+, meet the fourth Thursday of each month at 4 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall for dinner and interesting programs. The Okeechobee News welcomes news from area churches for this column. E-mail okeenews@newszap.com. Local churches host special programs and guest speakers 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Valid for purchases made August 1, 2013 to September 1, 2013 of a set of four Yokohama AVID Ascend, AVID ENVigor, AVID ENVigor ZPS, GEOLANDAR H/T-S, AS530 or YK580 tires at participating locations or at Yokohamaauthorized online dealers*. Purchase must be four identical tires for a single vehicle. Allow 6-8 weeks for delivery of prepaid card. 1. $50 Visa Prepaid Card offer valid with a tire purchase of $399 or more (before tax). Complete purchase must be made on the Service Central Credit Card account from 07-01-13 to 09-30-13. 2. $25 Visa Prepaid Card offer valid with any purchase of $199 or more (before tax). 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By Katrina ElskenOkeechobee News LABELLE—A LaBelle Middle School student is ghting for his life at Miami Children’s Hospital. Zachary Reyna, 12, has been diagnosed with primary amoebic meningoencephalitis—or PAM. The infection is caused by Naegleria fowleri, a brain-eating amoeba. PAM is deadly in most cases. According to the Center for Disease Control, in the past 50 years only three victims have survived, including the recent case in Arkansas of 12-year-old Kali Hardig, who is still hospitalized. An online campaign “Pray4Number4” has Facebook and Twitter fans all over the country sending prayers that Zachary will be the fourth. According to family members who have posted updates on Facebook and Twitter, Zachary is believed to have come in contact w ith the amoeba while kneeboarding in a ditch near his home in Port LaBelle on Aug. 3. When Zachary started showing signs of illness, at rst the family just thought Zachary had a “24-hour bug,” according to Zachary’s older brother, Brandon Villarreal. But when the normally active boy slept all night and all day, his mother sensed something was wrong. On Aug. 7, Zachary was hospitalized in Fort Myers. The next day, he was airlifted to Miami Children’s Hospital, where he is in pediatric intensive care. According to family member’s reports on social media, a spinal tap showed positive for DNA remnants of the amoeba. The boy underwent surgery on Aug. 10 to relieve pressure on his brain. Zachary’s doctors in Miami are in contact with the doctors in Arkansas who treated Kali Harding. According to Brenda Barnes of the Hendry County Health Department, initial symptoms of PAM usually start within one to 7 days after infection. The initial symptoms may include headache, fever, nausea, or vomiting. Other symptoms can include stiff neck, confusion, loss of balance, seizures, and hallucinations. After the start of symptoms, the disease progresses rapidly. While keeping vigil at the hospital, Zachary’s family is also using social media to warn others of the dangers of swimming in warm freshwater lakes, ponds and canals where the amoeba may be found. “Keep bringing your prayers,” Danny Reyna, Zachary’s uncle, tweeted Tuesday. “The support around the country is awesome. Also spread the word on amoebas. Keep our children safe. “Zac is a ghter and will kick this amoeba,” he stated. Zachary’s parents posted the following message online Tuesday morning: “Zac is still ghting. Doctors are saying things have not changed. We are still strong on our end because we know God will step in when he is ready. Keep praying.” According to Danny Reyna, Zac is an athlete who loves being outdoors. Because he loves baseball, family members are urging him to “hit a home run” and win his ght against PAM. “I told him it’s the ninth inning, ninth inning two outs, runner on third, he’s up to bat. It’s his turn to hit it out. Bring the runs home so we can go home. It’s time to win,” said Brandon Villarreal in an NBC television interview on Monday. “He’s going to be OK.” Posts about Zachary can be found on Twitter at #pray4number4. Although the Port LaBelle area where the boy likely came in contact with the amoeba is south of the Caloosahatchee River, it is in Glades County. This is why the initial reports identi ed it as a Glades County case. When the county lines were originally drawn, the winding Caloosahatchee River was the border between Hendry and Glades Counties. However, the course of the river was changed slightly when it was channelized for navigation and ood control. Because of this, some areas of Glades County are on the south side of the river and some parts of Hendry County are on the north side. For more on this story from the Hendry County Health Department, see page 14. 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. 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 14, 2013 Florida boy ghting brain-eating amoeba Special to the Okeechobee NewsZachary Reyna, 12, has been diagnosed with primary amoebic meningoencephalitis—or PAM. The infection is caused by Naegleria fowleri, a braineating amoeba.

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Budget The real budget battle appears to be b etween the sheriff and board of commiss ioners. Given that 90 percent of the sheriff’s b udget is in personnel salaries, and bene ts (including health, retirement, unemployment comp, insurance, etc.) the sheriff w ould have to look at position/employee elimination. A deputy’s basic salary in this c ounty is $35K, and knowing that with benets, uniforms, vehicle, fuel, pro-rated administrative and training costs, etc., etc., it really c osts the taxpayer about $70K a year for an entry-level of cer. But most of cers are not entry level. You are paying for a lot of sergeants, lieutenants, detectives, and administrators and supervisors. One thing we all s hould know, it takes ve personnel to put one police of cer “on the street,” 24/7. Notw ithstanding the number of actual police of cers (and corrections of cers in the jail) t hat the sheriff needs to satisfy public safety, one also has to question the number of support personnel that are really needed. Times are tight, and I would suspect that there’s a few personnel that could be considered a luxury, rather than a necessity.  Now, is the time to at least resolve the immediate issue before the sheriff heads to t he governor. If that happens, and the governor directs the BOCC to pay the sheriff what he asks, then bad things will happen with our taxes, and the damage to the cooperat ion between the departments in the county w ill be contentious, at best, at least for the next several years. Now is also the time for t he sheriff and his staff to use the process of education, examination of scal strategy, engage in pro-active consultation, seek advice and assistance, and start planning a valid, c omprehensive working budget for the next 3-5 years that takes into account potential revenue restrictions.  The information handed out at the last b udget meeting was showing the county expenditures projected out to ve years and 10 y ears back. This is how they came up with the cuts that are needed for the county to be sustainable ve years from now. The county size and tax collection is at 2004 levels so they are trying to get the government back to the 2004 level.  I for one am pretty amazed that people can just expect the sheriff to go back to a budget that was used nearly 10 years ago. Have you done your homework to nd out the difference in crime rate since 2004? Everyone wants the same amount of protection, but they don’t want to pay for it. There is no way they could go back to the budget from 10 years ago. First of all, that budget didn’t even include the courthouse. Second of all, crime is way different than 10 years ago. I feel like the budget given to the sheriff was an insult. I am serious about keeping my family and community safe. Drug tests In regard to drug testing students at school, why not test the teachers also? What makes them exempt from random drug testing? I wonder how many teachers would be left to teach our students if they were subject to the same random drug testing as they are proposing for students. What makes them above the law? Who would want a teacher in a classroom that did not pass a drug test any more than the School Board thinks a student should be allowed to remain in a classroom? Think about it. Why are the students being discriminated against? Who put the school board in charge of drug testing part of the school population without including the adult population? Let’s be equal with our actions! Let it be all or none. They say they want our students to graduate and our county to look good, but how can our county look good with a lot of suspensions? Students can’t graduate if they are out on the streets.Lake Okeechobee On the news there is all kinds of coverage about people complaining about the water coming out of Lake Okeechobee. Maybe we should all get together and hold a big rally and get the TV people over here so we can complain about all of the water coming so fast INTO Lake Okeechobee. The only way to improve the health of the lake is to slow the ow of water into the big lake and clean up the water before it goes into the lake. The water comes down the river bringing runoff from the urban areas in the Kissimmee River basin. SES welcomes studentsWelcome to Seminole Elementary School where we are proud of our school, our students, our faculty and staff, and the outstanding community of parents who provide wonderful support to our school. It is my pleasure to extend a warm welcome to you as you begin the 2013-14 school year with us. Seminole Elementary School faculty and staff are dedicated to helping children develop academically, socially, physically, and emotionally. Our school strives to have a safe atmosphere where your children will take risks and experience success on a daily basis. Creating a solid foundation for their future school success requires not only instruction in the basic skills, but also fostering a true love of learning in each child. Great efforts will be made each day to stimulate your children’s naturally curious minds. It is an exciting time to be in education. We are experiencing some fundamental changes in our eld. By 2014-15, we will be in full implementation of the Common Core Standards. Our standards are rigorous and have well prepared our students for Common Core Implementation. I’d like to welcome our new faculty members. Wendy Mullens will be teaching Kindergarten. Alyson Miller, Allie Royal, and Vanessa Brasino will join us in rst grade. Linnea Mowat will teach second grade. Kim Syples will be joining the third grade team. Stephanie Sullivan will be Seminole’s speech therapist. We would like to extend an invitation for you to visit our school, attend your children’s programs, meet the teachers and staff, and become an active member of our Parent Teacher Organization, School Advisory Council, and School Volunteer Program. We are happy to have you and your children with us at Seminole Elementary. Mr. Barrett, the assistant principal, the faculty and I are all looking forward to getting to know and work with all of you to ensur e that each and every student in the school is successful this year academically and socially. To that end, we ask that every studen t comes to school each day on time with all his or her required materials prepared to do his or her best. Success is a team effort and every player, the student, teacher and parent, is an integral part of that team. When every player does his or her best, everyon e wins! Please join us on Thursday, Aug. 15, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. for Open House. Sincerely, Matt Koff Principal, Seminole Elementary SchoolSheriff appreciates helpThe Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Of c e would like to thank the following agencies for their help in apprehending murder suspect Michael Exantus. Thank you to the U.S. Marshal’s South Florida Task Force, Ft. Lauderdale Police Department, Broward County Sheriff’s Of ce, Okeechobee City Police Department and Assistant State Attorney Ashley Albright. “This case has been under constant investigation since the day it happened. W e could not have done this without the help and dedication of the above listed organizations. Our local investigators -Detectiv e Bryan Lowe and Detective Ted Van Deman -literally worked until they dropped. Assistant State Attorney Ashley Albright was absolutely amazing. Through a team effort, a BAD man is in jail and our streets are safer,” said Sheriff Paul May Michele Bell, OCSO public information of cer August 14, 2013 4 Okeechobee News OPINION Public Forum/Speak Out Letters to the editor Speak Out has moved online, where i t is quicker and easier to share your i deas and converse with others. Go to w ww.newszap.com, click on the comm unity name and your local or state P ublic Forum. There, you can create n ew topics or comment on existing t opics. What follows is a sam pling of s ome of the discussions currently taki ng place. Thanks for participating! 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. 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 – Walmart, 1–6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 31 – Labor Day Festival in Park, 10 a.m.–3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 31 – Walmart, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 5 Okeechobee News A ugust 14, 2013 He had been shot multiple times, but the exact number has not been released by OCSO investigators. “This case has been under constant investigation since the day it happened. We could not have done this without the help and dedication of those other organizations,” said Sheriff Paul May. “Our local investigators—Detective Bryan Lowe and Detective Corporal Ted Van Deman—literally worked until they dropped. ASA Ashley Albright was absolutely amazing. Through a team effort, a bad man is in jail and our streets are safer.” According to Detective Lowe’s probable cause af davit, which he used to obtain the arrest warrant for Exantus, some sort of argument between Exantus and Hill occurred that evening. At some point Exantus “... pulled a handgun from his waist band and shot toward the direction of Antoine Hill,” stated the detective. OCSO deputies were dispatched to the intersection of N.E. Seventh Street and N.E. 14th Avenue around 9:42 p.m. where they found Hill lying in the street, added the afdavit. Hill, 28, was pronounced dead at the scene. While processing the crime scene, OCSO crime scene techs apparently found a cell phone in Hill’s back pocket. It was learned that Hill had—either intentionally or accidentally—“pocket dialed” another person’s phone. That person did not answer, indicated the af davit, but the conversation between the victim and Exantus went to voice mail and was recorded. Detective Lowe’s af davit went on to explain that Hill could be heard “... exchanging words with other people ...” and one of the names stated by the victim was “Mike.” The detective’s report goes on to state other witnesses saw Hill and Exantus arguing. OCSO Public Information Of cer Michele Bell said no weapon has been found and no information is being released at this time regarding a possible motive for the alleged shooting. On July 2 Detective Lowe arrested 48year-old Bruce Lamar Wright, N.W. 34th St., Okeechobee, on a felony charge of tampering with evidence. The detective stated in his arrest report that Wright was arrested for removing something from Hill’s body prior to the arrival of deputies. Wright, who has not been charged in connection with Hill’s death, was apparentl y identi ed by several bystanders. A grand jury will now be empaneled to hear the state’s case against Exantus. Under Florida law only a grand jury can of ciall y charge someone with rst degree murder, which is a capital offense. Despite the arrest, Detective Lowe indicated his case remains open and is still under investigation. CELLContinued From Page 1 to be present when the loggerhead turtle, Molly, was released back into the ocean! For some students, this was their rst trip to the see the ocean. The intention of the science and ecology focused eld trips was to build experiences and background knowledge which are so vital to the successful learning process for children. Mrs. Streelman will be looping up to teach her second grade students in third grade this school year and can hardly wait for the school year to start! She believes the extra three weeks she spent with her students this summer will most de nitely give them a Jump Start in third grade! JUMPContinued From Page 1 Special to the Okeechobee News‘Jump Start’ students visited Storey-Lundy Cane in Glades County where they had the opportunity to taste raw sugar cane. no charges for the class. Volunteers who complete the CERT training and enroll in the Okeechobee M.R.C., will receive go-kits and personnel protective equipment. CERT educates citizens about emergency preparedness for hazards that may impact their area and trains them in basic disaster response skills, such as incident command, re safety, light search and rescue, team organization, and disaster medical operations. W ith this training, CERT members assist others in their neighborhood or workplace following an event when professional responders are not immediately available to help. People who go through CERT training have a better understanding of the potential threats to their home, workplace and community and can take the right steps to lessen the effects of these hazards on themselves, their homes or workplace. If a disaster happens that overwhelms local response capability, CERT teams in Okeechobee County apply the training learned in the classroom and during exercises to give critical support to their family, loved ones, neighbors or associates in their immediate area until help arrives. Participants can include but are not limited to:  Concerned Citizens;  Neighborhoods;  Businesses;  Homeowners Associations;  Communities of Faith;  Scouting Organizations;  School faculty, staff, and students;  Clubs/Organizations; and,  Amateur radio groups. For more information contact: Brian Sell, Okeechobee Medical Reserve Corp. Coordinator at 863-634-4430 or email brian_sell@ doh.state. .us. Okeechobee Medical Reserve Corp. to host 3rd C.E.R.T. trainingThe Okeechobee Medical Reserve Corp. will host their third C.E.R.T. (Community Emergency Response Team) training Aug. 17 and 18 at Indian River State College Okeechobee Campus. Class time on Saturday be 9 a.m.-4 p.m. and Sunday 9 a.m. 1 p.m. There are By Katrina ElskenOkeechobee News “I’m not asking anyone for money,” said Norma Ocampo. The Okeechobee grandmother is just hoping someone with rental housing will give her a little time to help her family get back on their feet. Ms. Ocampo explained that two years ago, her son was no longer able to work because of an injury which resulted in the amputation of his foot. The family got behind in the mortgage payments and is losing their home to foreclosure. She said she moved in with her son’s family in order to use her own Social Security check to help. Her son has applied for Social Security Disability and is hoping to be approved soon. Mrs. Ocampo is hoping to nd a modest rental dwelling that won’t require a deposit right away. The family must be out of their house by Aug. 28. She said she is worried about her two grandchildren and doesn’t want them to be homeless. “I am looking for a place to rent, but I don’t have the deposit,” she said. “So many people have houses vacant, maybe someone can help us.” The family is also planning a yard sale on Saturday, Aug. 17, to sell what they can. The yard sale will be at 3602 N.W. 37th Avenue in Basswood, starting at 7 a.m. Mrs. Ocampo said she does not have a phone. But anyone who might be able to help with a rental, can contact her through her daughter, Nellie Ocampo, at 863-8014027. Family facing foreclosure needs help nding rental Third annual pet appreciation event scheduledThe third annual pet appreciation event will be held at Tractor Supply Company, 3371 U.S. 441 S., on Saturday, Aug. 17, from 9 a.m. 2 p.m. There will be dogs on sight available for adoption, affordable spay/neuter vouchers for purchase and much more!Chobee Mini Horse Club plans fundraiserThe Chobee Mini Horse Club will hold a fundraiser on Saturday, Aug. 17 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at Tractor Supply on U.S. 441 South. There will be a bake sale, 50/50 drawing, hot dogs and a Chinese auction. There also will be a car driving demonstration by one of our little horses. All donations will be gratefully accepted.

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Eagles dinner set for Aug. 14Cypress Hut Eagles, 4509 will serve meatloaf and mashed potatoes on Wednesday, Aug. 14 by Carla and Debbie. Thursday, Aug. 15, will be country fried steak 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 the Cypress Hut Eagles at 863-467-1154.Stroke support group to meetThe Heritage Assisted Living Facility, 608 N.E. Second Ave., will host a stroke support Group meeting at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 14 Muhammad Nooruddin will be the moderator. For information, call 863-7631703.Moose Lodge offers dinnerBuckhead Ridge Moose Lodge will host dinner on Thursday, Aug. 15 from 5-7 p.m. Dinner is shepherd’s pie, cucumber salad, rolls and butter and dessert. The Friday, Aug. 16, dinner will be served from 5-7 p.m. and will consist of cat sh, shrimp or steak with cole slaw, salad and french fries. Ladies will have desserts on sale. Saturday, Aug. 17, is the Hurricane Party generator giveaway. The steak dinner will be served from 5 until 7 p.m.Businesswomen will meetGet ideas on publicizing your business when you attend the Okeechobee Business Women’s Referral Network when they meet for their monthly get-together at the Lodge at the Lake Restaurant at 11:30 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 16 This is a group committed “to enhancing the overall success of women in business, promoting networking and business referrals and offering a system for sharing information and support.” There are no dues and no enrollment, but lots of encouragement and ideas. A small gift exchange concludes the meeting.Eagles North hosting dinnerEagles North, 9985 U.S. 441 N., on Friday, Aug. 16 will host a steak or sh dinner from 5:30 p.m. until 9 p.m. Music will be provided by Bryan. Saturday, Aug. 17, is card bingo starting at 5:30 p.m. On Tuesday, Aug. 20, bingo is at 1 p.m. On Wednesday, Aug. 21, bingo is at 5:30 p.m. Proceeds go to the FOE 4137 community bene t fund.Eastern Star plans auctionOkeechobee Chapter No. 128, Order o f the Eastern Star will host a Quarter Auction on Friday, Aug. 16 at the Okeechobee Masonic Lodge, 107 N.W. Fifth Ave. Doors will open at 6 p.m. and the auction will begin at 7 p.m. Approximately 15 vendors are expected for this evening of fun and great prizes. Bidding paddles are only $2. Our kitchen will be open and serving hot dogs, chili dogs, chips and drinks. A dessert table will showcase many homemade items from our great cooks. Bring your quarters – we’ll have plenty of change for paper money, too – and join us while supporting the charities of the Eastern Star. For information, contact Mary Ann Holt at 863-763-5210. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Douglas Brian Morey, 51OKEECHOBEE — Douglas Brian Morey passed away Aug. 12, 2013 in Fort Pierce. Mr. Morey was born Jan. 16, 1962 in Rochester, N.Y. He moved to Okeechobee from Rochester 13 years ago. He was a Mason by trade. He enjoyed shing and welding. He was a people person and very easy to get along with. He was preceded in death by his mother, Ruth E. Morey. He is survived by his wife, Kimberly Morey of W ayland, N.Y.; son, Justin Morey of Okeechobee; daughter, Shaylee Morey of Wayland, N.Y.; granddaughter, Drezdyn also of Wayland, N.Y.; father, Howard Morey; four brothers, Robert Morey, James and Richard Musclow and Anthony Deposqualli; two sisters, Donna Richardson and Cheryl Shomaker; and many loving nieces and nephews. No services will be held at this time. Those wishing to leave a message of condolence may sign the online register book at, w ww.OkeechobeeFuneralHome.com All arrangements are entrusted to the care of Buxton & Bass Okeechobee Funeral Home, 400 North Parrott Avenue, Okeechobee Florida 34972.Sheryll Marie Calderone, 46OKEECHOBEE — Sheryll Marie Calderone died on Fri., Aug. 9, 2013, at Kendall Regional Medical Center in Miami. Sheryll was a resident of Okeechobee for the past nine years and a physician’s medical assistant by profession. Her hobbies included dogs and boating and she always enjoyed good food, especially Mexican. She is survived by her husband of nine y ears, Domenick Calderone of Okeechobee; and a son, Zechariah Belsky of Calif. Visitation will be held on Thurs., Aug. 15, 2013, from 11 a.m. with services following at 1 p.m. at Buxton-Seawinds Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Evergreen Cemetery. In lieu of owers, the family suggests donations be made in Sheryll’s memory to Hospice of Okeechobee, P.O. Box 1548, Okeechobee, FL 34973. Friends may leave condolences at www.buxtonseawinds.com All arrangements are under the direction and care of Matthew and Paul Buxton of BuxtonSeawinds Funeral Home and Crematory. 3833 SE 18th Terr., Okeechobee, Fla. Randall ‘Randy’ Akins Jones, 62PORT ST. LUCIE — Randall “Randy” Akins Jones passed away Aug. 10, 2013 at Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville after a long ght with leukemia. He was born Nov. 30, 1950 in Ft Lauderdale, Fla. and was raised in Immokalee, Fla. from 1950 until he went to Gordon Military Academy in 1967. He was a graduate of Florida State University in 1972 where he was a proud member of Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity. He originally entered the mortgage banking business with Commonwealth Service Corp, but in 1974 entered the gas and oil business as Vice President of One Stop Oil Company, a retail operator of convenience stores in Jacksonville, Fla. He then went on to become President of Xcel Foods, a chain of convenience stores in Ft. Walton Beach, Fla. and then President and Chief Operating Of cer of Ray Distributing Company, a Jacksonville based gasoline and convenience store chain. From 1991 to 2002 Randy was President, Chief Executive Of cer, and owner of TS Marketing in Okeechobee and then Port St Lucie, Fla. From 2003 to present Randy has owned and operated TimeSaver Food Stores, a local chain of Town Star convenience stores and Subway restaurants. He has been a resident of Port St Lucie for 20 years and was an avid pilot and outdoorsman, truly enjoying ying, boating, shing, hunting and sport shooting. Randy is Past Chairman of the Okeechobee Economic Council, Past Chairman of the Florida Petroleum Marketers and Convenience Store Association where he was inducted into the organizations Hall of Fame in 2006. Randy served as Chairman of the Board of Trustees, Lawnwood Regional Medical Center and Heart Institute for over 10 years and was a member of the Community Advisory Board for Seacoast National Bank. He was preceded in death by his father, Edwin Jones in 2000; and his mother, Sara Jones in 2010. Randy is survived by his loving wife of 28 years, Brenda Jones; his brother and sister in law, Edwin A. “Wynn” Jones Jr. and Melinda Jones of Port St Lucie, Fla.; his nephews, Edwin J. Jones of Stuart, Fla., Evan C. Jones of Port St Lucie, Fla.; and nieces, Helen Wynnette Jones of Los Angeles, Calif. and Kara Mindy Edwards of Tampa, Fla.; and his beloved kitty, Snowball. A family visitation will be held on Fri., Aug. 16, 2013 at Westside Baptist Church in Ft Pierce at 10:30 a.m. followed by a celebration of Randy’s life and all of the good memories he has left us at 11 a.m. In lieu of owers, please consider contributions in Randy’s memory to Treasure Coast Hospice, 1201 SE Indian St., Stuart, FL 34997 and Hospice of Okeechobee, 11 SE 4th Street, Okeechobee, FL 34974. An online registry is available at: www.foresthillspalmcity orida.com. 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 Obituaries 6 Okeechobee News August 14, 2013 Obituaries should be submitted t o the Okeechobee News by emaili ng obits@newszap.com. Cust omers may also request photos a nd links to online guest books. A l ink to the obituaries is available a t orida.newszap.com. View obituaries from the past month at http://www.legacy.com Community Events Brought to you by:“Your Air Conditioning and Plumbing Specialist”863.763.6461Lic#CAC1817236

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 I R S C Quality | Convenience | Affordability Dixon Hendry Campus € 2229 N.W. 9th Avenue1-866-792-4772 € www.irsc.edu € Financial Aid available to all who qualify JOIN US AT THE FALL 2013 REGISTRATION DESTINATION! August 16th from 5:00 p.m. … 7:00 p.m.Join us for pizza and games and take advantage of your last chance to register and pay for Fall courses! Evening classes include Automotive Service, Certied Nursing Assistant, Ofce Skills and more. Available 24/7http://specialsections.newszap.com/SS/Tiles2.aspx?sortby=type&type=Florida View all our online sections in the comfort of your own home or on the go! 2012-2013 Medical Information GuideFriday, October 26, 2012 Supplement to the: CONSULT-A-NURSE For Free Physician Referral & Health Care Questions call 763-9228 Providing our community quality healthcare services with a personal touch for more than 30 years Emergency Services 24 hrs /7 days a week O rthopedics Introducing Dr. Benjamin Epstein Physical, Occupational & Speech Therapy R adiology Services Accredited by the American College of Radiology in: CT Scan, Digital Mammography, MRI, Nuclear Medicine, & Ultrasound Surgical Services Minimally Invasive Procedures/ Inpatient and Outpatient Services Occupational Health / Workers Compensation We Treat Kids Too! Available year-round at orida.newszap.com R H H H R C S M. MEET YOURMerantsA Salute to Area Business Availae Oin specialsections. newszap.com Okeechobee NewsSunday, May 26, 2013Special Supplement to S2012-2013 Okeechobee County 2012-2013 School Information Guid e Featuring Superintendent Letter School Calendar SCHOOL BUS SCHEDULE School Listing Progress Report & Report Card ScheduleCall to Schedule your eye appontment today! 763-3937 606 North Parrott Avenue www.biglakeeyecare.com Big Lake Eye Care 7 Okeechobee News A ugust 14, 2013The following persons are on Okeechobee’s Most Wanted list. There are active w arrants for these persons. The criteria for making Okeechobee’s Most Wanted list is based on the severity of the crime in conjunction with the age of the warrant.  Justin Jenkins, 29, is 5’9” and weighs 180 lbs. He has black hair and brown eyes. He is charged with Violation of Probation and Possession of Cocaine.  Robert William Cory, 21, is 6’0” and weights 140 lbs. He has brown hair and blue eyes. He is charged with sexual battery victim under 12. His last known addresses are: 3601 S.E. 25th St., Okeechobee; and 971 S. Dixie Highway, Pompano Beach. Cory may be driving a 1993 Dodge Dakota twodoor pickup that has been painted at black with spray paint. The truck will have a Monster Energy Drink ‘M’ on the rear sliding window. If you see Cory, do not confront him as he may be armed. If you have any information on the whereabouts of any of Okeechobee’s Most Wanted, can call the Treasure Coast Crime Stoppers at 1-800-273-TIPS (8477). If you call Treasure Coast Crimes Stoppers, you have the option of remaining anonymous. You can also receive a reward if the information results in an arrest. Crime Doesn’t Pay, But We Do! Robert Cory Justin Jenkins The following individuals were arrested on felony or driving under the in uence (DUI) charges by the Okeechobee County Sheriff's Of ce (OCSO), the Okeechobee City Police Department (OCPD), the Florida Highway Patrol (FHP), the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) or the Department of Corrections (DOC). Robert Lewis Rowland, 49, S.E. 30th Terrace, Okeechobee, was arrested Aug. 9 by Deputy Nathaniel Mitchell on an Okeechobee County warrant charging him with felony battery. His bond was set at $2,500.  Antonia Ann Elliott, 28, S.E. 10th St., Okeechobee, was arrested Aug. 9 by Of cer Belen Reyna on a felony charge of grand theft. Her bond was set at $1,000.  Leslie Hugh Waters, 51, S.E. 60th Drive, Okeechobee, was arrested Aug. 9 by Detective Howard Pickering on a felony charge of failure of a sexual offender to report name or residence change. His bond was set at $5,000.  Elmer Henry Smith, 37, N.W. 203rd St., Okeechobee, was arrested Aug. 10 by Deputy Matthew Grumbling on a felony charge of child neglect without great harm and a misdemeanor charge of driving under the in uence. His bond was set at $1,500.  Ireneo Duran, 36, N.W. Fourth St., Okeechobee, was arrested Aug. 10 by Of cer Chad Troutman on felony charges of possession of cocaine and tampering with evidence. His bond was set at $10,000.  Amancio Jose Aguirre-Toribio, 27, S.E. 14th Court, Okeechobee, was arrested Aug. 10 by Of cer Chad Troutman on a misdemeanor charge of driving under the in uence. His bond was set at $500.  Blake Dickson, 18, N.E. Eighth Drive, Okeechobee, was arrested Aug. 10 by Deput y Steven Pollock on juvenile take and hold warrants charging him with the felonies of grand theft and battery on school staff. He was booked into the Okeechobee County Jail then taken to the St. Lucie Regional Detention Center in Fort Pierce  Karim Mhijar, 41, Dominica Drive, Kissimmee, was arrested Aug. 11 by Deputy John Ashby on misdemeanor charges of driving under the in uence, resisting a law enforcement of cer without violence and refusal to accept / sign a citation. His bond was set at $750.  Andrew Jason Hughes, 19, S.W. Sixth St., Okeechobee, was arrested Aug. 11 by Deput y Bart Potter on a felony charge of battery on a person 65 years of age or older and a misdemeanor charge of battery. His bond was set at $2,000.  Xavier Javern Cummings, 25, N.W. 10th St., Okeechobee, was arrested Aug. 12 by Detective Bill Saum on a felony charge of child abuse without great bodily harm. His bond was set at $20,000.  Cody Marshall Maupin, 24, N.W. Sixth Ave., Okeechobee, was arrested Aug. 12 b y Deputy Matt Hurst on a DOC warrant charging him with the felony of violation of probation resisting a law enforcement of cer with violence. He is being held without bond. This column lists arrests and not convictions, unless otherwise stated. Anyone liste d here who is later found innocent or has ha d the charges against them dropped is welcome to inform this newspaper. The information will be con rmed and printed. Okeechobee Arrest Report By Eric KoppOkeechobee News An Okeechobee man was arrested during a drug operation after he reportedly sold percocet tablets to an underage con dential informant. Moices Michael Gill, 23, N.W. Eighth Ave., w as arrested Aug. 8 on felony charges of traf cking in a controlled substance (percocet) and sale of a schedule II substance to a person under the age of 18. Gill was booked into the Okeechobee County Jail on $40,000 bond. Jail records indicate he has been released on bond. An arrest report by a detective with the Okeechobee Narcotics Task Force stated Gill met with thb2e con dential source and sold 15, 10 mg. percocet tablets. Gill, continued the report, also sold the source another substance that has been sent to the Indian River Crime Laboratory in Fort Pierce. Any possible charges in that alleged sale are pending the results of lab testing. The total weight of the tablets sold was 8.0 grams, added the detective’s report. Man sold painkillers to a minor, says detective Okeechobee’s Most Wanted Moices Gill Humane Society needs volunteersThe Okeechobee Humane Society Pet/Rescue needs volunteers to help with office work and to help as kennel supervisors. The organization is non-profit, with no paid staff and depends on donations and community volunteers. For information, contact Belinda Forlifer at 863-357-1104.

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 CANCER?15 Minute chat with Dr. Kumar, at no charge, to discuss Advanced Treatment options personalized just for you.Limited Appointments. CALL NOW 863-467-9500Big Lake Cancer Center1115 North Parrott Avenue, Okeechobee Exceeding patients expectations~ every day!Ž RADIATION ONCOLOGISTS PODIATRIST DID YOU KNOW... HERE AT FLORIDA FOOT SPECIALIST WE TREAT THE FOLLOWING? Ankle Fractures • Foot Fractures Foot Ulcers • Venous Stasis Ulcers Leg Infections We Also Offer Testing for PAD (Peripheral Arterial Disease) 235 NE 19 th Dr. 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. By Dr. Ramesh Kumar Big Lake Cancer CenterHow many cancer patients would jump up and consider a treatment option that is proven to be highly effective, does not need surgery, painless, completed in 5 days or less, without signi“ cant side effects, w hile continuing to maintain their full level of activity and function? Radio surgery is a technique that utilizes specialized machines that allow large amounts of radiation to be delivered with sub millimeter accuracy thereby killing the cancers without damaging surrounding normal tissues. It is as simple as going out to get a chest x-ray! Cyberknife Robotic Radio surgery system, created at Stanford University over 10 years ago is unique and better than other systems in the fact that it is the only Radio surgery system that can achieve what is called real-time tracking and killing of tumor.Ž What kind of patients can be helped by Cyberknife? There are several situations too numerous to mention What is Cyberknife Radiation Therapy? Submitted Photo/ Big Lake Cancer Center Cyberknife: Cutting edge technology at work for our patients in Okeechobee.here where Cyberknife would be extremely useful and safe. The following are just a few of them: Patients with Trigeminal Neuralgia, pituitary tumors and tumors of the acoustic nerve called Acoustic Neuroma can avoid major surgical procedures on the brain by getting treated with Cyberknife. Patients with cancers of the brain, spine, lung and prostate are but a few of the cancers that can be helped with one to “ ve sessions of Radio Surgery. An article that was published in the Journal of the American Medical Association in 2010 showed that patients with patients with lung cancer who received Radiosurgery had a survival rate of 55.8% at 3 years versus 20 to 35% for those patients treated with traditional radiation over several weeks. As one of our patients commented, if it is good for patients at Stanford University, it is good for patients from the Okeechobee area! If you or someone you know has any form of cancer, please call us so we can explore the possibility of treating it with this cutting edge technology. This 4.5 million dollar machine is available at the of“ ces of Dr. Kumar in Saint Lucie County. Courtesy transportation is available to get to this of“ ce for those patients in need. Please call 863467-9500 for more information. FAMILY MEDICINE Monday … Thursday 8:00 a.m. … 5:00 p.m. Friday 8:00 a.m. … 4:00 p.m. (863) 467-2159Dr. Zynab HassanBoard Certi“ed by the American Board of Family PhysiciansPediatrics € Womens Health Family Physician Hablamos Espaol Same Day Appointments Aliated with Raulerson Hospital RaulersonPrimaryCare.com 202 NE 2nd Avenue € Suites 3 & 4 Okeechobee, FL 34972 We Treat Kids Too! 8 Okeechobee News August 14, 2013

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 REHAB THERAPY/ NURSING HOME We Love to We Love to Care! Care! Okeechobee Okeechobee Health Care Facility Health Care Facility1646 U.S. Highway 441 North 863-763-2226Five-Star Rated Family-Owned &Operated, OHCF has been Providing Rehab & Residential Care to Okeechobee & the Surrounding Communities Since 1984€Rehab, Physical, Occupational, Speech and Out-Patient Therapy €Long-Term Nursing Care Available 7 Days a Week/24 Hours a Day €Secure Dementia and Alzheimers Memory-Care Wing €Delicious Dietitian-Planned MealsStimulating &Fun Daily Activities OPHTHALMOLOGY/ OPTOMETRY/OPTICAL 520 S.Parrott Ave. € Okeechobee Website:www.opticalgalleryeyecare.comOptical Gallery 763-4334763-3403 357-4899Medicare/Medicaid and Most VisionPlans Accepted Comprehensive Eye and Contact Lens Exams Advanced Cataract Microsurgery Diabetic Eye Exams Glaucoma Evaluation & Treatment State of the Art Complete Optical Laboratory Eyeglasses & Contact Lenses Richard L. Soldinger, O.D. David J. Underill, O.D. Board Certified Optometrists Silviano Matamoros, M.D. Board Certified Eye Physician & Surgeon UROLOGY DAVID A. SIGALOW, M.D.Board Certi“ ed In UrologySpecializing in: € Adult & Pediatric Urology € Bladder & Kidney Infections € Impotence/Implants € No Scalpel Vasectomy 215 N.E. 19th Dr. • Okeechobee 863-763-0217 GYNECOLOGIST James E. 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 9 Okeechobee News A ugust 14, 2013 Special to the Okeechobee NewsBackpacks donatedGretchen Robertson Insurance Agency, Inc., State Farm, poses along with her staff in front of 100 backpacks loaded with school supplies. The backpacks were given to My Aunt’s House (501c3) to be distributed locally to needy and foster children. On behalf of the children that will start school with these new backpacks and supplies, My Aunt’s House says thank you for the generous donation. -Special to the Okeechobee NewsBack to school supplies collectedOkeechobee Professional Fire and Paramedics Union Local 2918 representatives spent three days at Walmart collecting back-to-school supplies for needy and foster children. The trailer full of supplies were given to My Aunt’s House 501(c)3 to be distributed to local school children. Pictured left to right are union representative Keith Bourgault, Mr. Wendy and Mrs. Judy Watts both volunteers at My Aunt’s House and Matt Vinson, union representative. Many thanks to the union members for giving of their time and supporting education in Okeechobee!

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Garage/ Yard SalesWe Buy Estates Antiques, Collectibles, Household, Tools, Jewelry and etc. Call 863-697-8906 Employment Full Time Bruce Homer Insurance Agency Looking for an Experienced-Licensed CSR / Agent. Full or Part Time considered. Experience with a rating system and agency management system, preferred. Bilingual a Plus. Fax resume’ to 863-763-6010, email to brucehomer@comcast.net or drop off at: 900 South Parrott Avenue. All Inquires Con dential. One mans trash is another mans treasure. Turn your trash to treasure with an ad in the classifieds. Employment Full Time 107 SW 17thNO PHONE CALLSMUST HAVE: Shop here first! The classified ads Find it faster. Sell it sooner in the classifieds How do you find a job in todays competitive market? In the employment section of the classifieds Employment Full TimeElite Of ce Services of Okeechobee, LLC is accepting applications for a bilingual administrative assistant. Please visit our website at www.eliteof ceservicesllc.com to see the services our company provides. If you are interested please stop by 302 NW 5th Street, Okeechobee, FL 34972 to ll out an application. Earn some extra cash. Sell your used items in the classifieds Employment Full TimeDrivers: $5,000 Sign-On Bonus! Great Pay! Consistent Freight, Great Miles on this Regional Account. Werner Enterprises: 1-888-567-4854 MASSAGE THERAPISTLicensed Massage Therapist wanted for Chiropractic Of ce. Contact Missy at 763-2400. Employment Full Time Reading a newspaper helps you understand the world around you. No wonder newspaper readers are more successful people! Employment Full Time Commissary Assistant $11 hour Keefe Group, a leader in the prison supply industry, seeks a parttime Commissary Assistant working approximately 25 hours / week. Duties: Manage inventory at Martin Correctional Institution located in Indiantown, FL, including ordering, receiving, stocking, processing inmate orders, and driving regional van. Must have valid ID and pass security/drug clearance. Please apply online at:www.centricgroup .comEOE M/F/DV When doing those chores is doing you in, its time to look for a helper in the classifieds. Buying a car? Look in the classifieds. Selling a car? Look in the classifieds. Grab a bargain from your neighbors garage, attic, basement or closet in todays classifieds. Business Opportunities NOTICEIndependent Newspapers will never accept any advertisement that is illegal or considered fraudulent. In all cases of questionable value, such as promises of guaranteed income from work-athome programs if it sounds too good to be true, chances are that it is. If you have questions or doubts about any ad on these pages, we advise that before responding or sending money ahead of time, you check with the Better Business Bureau at 772-878-2010 for previous complaints. Some 800 and 900 telephone numbers may require an extra charge, as well as long distance toll costs. We will do our best to alert our reader of these charges in the ads, but occasionally we may not be aware of the charges. Therefore, if you call a number out of your area, use caution. ExcavationLESLIE SUMMERFORD EXCAVATING LLC. Call us for your excavation needs; land clearing ponds, hauling of ll dirt, shell, millings (when available) transportation of heavy equipment. Call Leslie for excavation needs. (863)763-9330 or (863)634-7659. How fast can your car go? It can go even faster when you sell it in the classifieds. 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. 10 Okeechobee News August 14, 2013 READING A NEWSPAPER HELPS YOU GET INVOLVED IN THE COMMUNITY. No wonder newspaper readers have more fun!

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ApartmentsNEW 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 Tri-plex Okeechobee 2/2 living, dining area, kitchen, w/d hookup, patio, privacy fence. Free Trash, lawn mowing, No pets $690/mo 1st, last and sec. 417-848-3424 417-848--6360 Houses Rent A FFORDABLE 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 1002 SE 8th Dr. Newly Remodeled. 2 br. 1 ba. $650. All appls., tile oors, hurricane windows. Immediate occupancy. Last, sec. $ ref. Chris 863-447-3282 OKEE 3/2 House with fenced in back yard. Immaculate Condition. 211 SE 5th Ave. $1300/month 1st, last $1300 Security. Pets allowed upon approval. Call 863-634-3312. Your next job could be in todays classifieds. Did you look for it? Houses RentOKEE 3br./1ba. CBS House Laundry rm, WD hookup. Incld’s City water. $750 mo., Sec. & Ref’s. MH 2br./1ba., porch. Incld’s water, & lawn maint. $480 mo., Ref’s & Sec. T. Trailer 1br. 30 ft. Includ’s water & lawn maint. $425 mo. Ref’s & Sec. Call 561-346-4692. Okeechobee Country Hills Estates. Unique post and beam house on private 5 acre lot. 2bd one in loft, 2 ba., lrg. screen room, screened balcony with hot tub, all appliances, include W/D, $1400. mth. 708-218-8227. Office Space RentOFFICE SUITES AVAILABLE 500 SQ. FT. Move-in Incentive, Rent Negotiable. (863)467-0651 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 SaleNext 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 LARGE BUILDING ON 10 CITY LOTS, COMMERCIAL PROPERTY AT 404 SE 10TH AVE. CALL FOR MORE DETAILS 863-634-1992 OR 863-357-7919 Love the earth Recycle your used items by selling them in the classifieds. Your next job could be in todays classifieds. Did you look for it? 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 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 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/RVsWanted all Travel Trailers, Motor Homes and Fifth Wheels. Any Condition, Cash paid on the spot Call 941-347-7171 Autos WantedCASH FOR CARS No Title Needed, Any Condition. 268junk.com Located in Okeechobee Call (863)268-5865 Its never too late to find the perfect gift. Look for it in the classifieds. When you want something sold, advertise in the classifieds. Join all the people who say, I sold it in the classifieds.Ž Get a quick response to any item you may be selling with a classified ad. Your new home could be in todays paper. Have you looked for it? The classifieds are the most successful salesperson in town. Your new car could be in todays paper. Have you looked for it? Find it faster. Sell it sooner in the classifieds Need a few more bucks to purchase something deer? Pick up some extra bucks when you sell your used items in the classifeids. Public NoticeSOUTH FLORIDA WATER MANAGEMENT DISTRICT PUBLIC NOTICE OF APPLICATION Notice is hereby given that pursuant to Chapter 373, Florida Statutes, the following application(s) for permit have been received for project(s) in Okeechobee County: Kissimmee Oaks, LLC (Kissimmee Oaks) c/o Warren Prescott, P.O. Box 997, Loxahatchee, FL 33470, has submitted Application 130710-9 for renewal of Water Use Permit 47-00545-W to irrigate 400 acres of agricultural lands. The water will be withdrawn from the Floridan Aquifer and the project is located in Sections 7, 11, 12, 13, 18, 19, Township 37 South, Ranges 33, 34 East. Interested persons may comment upon the application or submit a written request for a copy of the staff report containing proposed agency action regarding the application by writing to the South Florida Water Management District, Attn: Regulation Division, PO Box 24680, West Palm Beach, FL 33416-4680, but such comments or requests must be received by 5:00 PM within 21 days from the date of publication. No further public notice will be provided regarding this application. A copy of the staff report must be requested in order to remain advised of further proceedings. Application status and associated documents can also be obtained by accessing the District’s website (www.sfwmd.gov) and selecting the Application/Permit Search on the ePermitting page. Substantially affected persons are entitled to request an administrative hearing regarding the proposed agency action by submitting a written request after reviewing the staff report. 450024 ON 8/14/2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 19TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. CASE NO. 47-2009-CA-000628 THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON FKA THE BANK OF NEW YORK, NOT IN ITS INDIVIDUAL CAPACITY BUT SOLELY AS TRUSTEE FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE CERTIFICATEHOLDERS OF THE CWABS IN., ASSET-BACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2007-7 Plaintiff, vs. PEDRO R. GONZALEZ A/K/A PEDRO R. GONZALES, et. al., Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order or Final Judgment entered in Case No. 47-2009-CA-000628 of the Circuit Court of the 19TH Judicial Circuit in and for OKEECHOBEE County, Florida, wherein, THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON FKA THE BANK OF NEW YORK, NOT IN ITS INDIVIDUAL CAPACITY BUT SOLELY AS TRUSTEE FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE CERTIFICATEHOLDERS OF THE CWABS INC., ASSET-BACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2007-7, Plaintiff, and PEDRO R. GONZALEZ A/K/A PEDRO R. GONZALES, et. al., are Defendants, the Clerk of the Court will sell to the highest bidder for cash at, THE OKEECHOBEE COUNTY JUDICIAL CENTER, 312 NW 3RD STREET 2ND FLOOR, JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM, OKEECHOBEE, FLORIDA, at the hour of 11:00am, on the 11th day of September, 2013, the following described property: LOT 33, SUNRISE ESTATES, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 6, PAGE 45-49, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must le a claim within 60 days after the sale. DATED this 2nd day of August, 2013. SHARON ROBERTSON Clerk Circuit Court BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk GREENSPOON MARDER, P.A., 100 West Cypress Creek Road, Suite 700 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309 954-343-6273 449890 ON 8/14,21/2013 Public Notice Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA, CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 47-2011-CA-000326 JAMES B. NUTTER & COMPANY, Plaintiff VS. CAROLYN HAYES RIPPY, et al. Defendant(s) NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure or Order dated June 11, 2013, entered in Civil Case Number 47-2011CA-000326, in the Circuit Court for Okeechobee County, Florida, wherein JAMES B. NUTTER & COMPANY is the Plaintiff, and CAROLYN HAYES RIPPY, et al., are the Defendants, I will sell the property situated in Okeechobee County, Florida, described as: Lot 3 of TAYLOR CREEK ISLES, UNIT 1, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 5, Pages 54 and 55, Public Records of Okeechobee County, Florida. at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash, in the Jury Assembly Room, Second Floor, Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 312 N.W. Third Street, Okeechobee, FL 34972 at 11:00 AM, on the 11th day of September, 2013. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must le a claim within 60 days after the sale. DATED: June 27, 2013. SHARON ROBERTSON CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT BY: Sandra L. Creech As Deputy Clerk FLORIDA FORECLOSURE ATTORNEYS, PLLC 4855 Technology Way, Suite 500, Boca Raton, FL 33431 (727) 446-4826If 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.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. 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. 447231 ON 8/14,21/2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY Case No.: 47-2009-CA-000594 WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A., NOT IN ITS INDIVIDUAL CAPACITY BUT SOLELY AS TRUSTEE FOR THE RMAC TRUST, SERIES 2010-7T Plaintiff, VS. STEVEN D. CANERDY, ET AL. Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order of Final Summary Judgment of Foreclosure dated the 25th day of July, 2013, and entered in Case No. 47-2009-CA000594, of the Circuit Court of the Nineteenth Judicial Circuit in and for Okeechobee County, Florida. I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 2nd Floor Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, FL 34972, at 11:00 A.M. on the 11th day of September, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: Property Address: 756 NW 366th Trail, Okeechobee, FL 34972 PARCEL “A” A PARCEL OF LAND BEING A PORTION OF LOT 1, BLOCK 2, SUN AND COUNTRY RANCHES, AS RECORDED THEREOF IN PLAT BOOK 4, PAGES 98 TO 102, INCLUSIVE, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA, SAID PARCEL BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCING AT THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF SAID LOT 1, BLOCK 2, SUN AND COUNTRY RANCHES, THENCE BEAR NORTH 56 DEGREES 20’51” EAST ALONG THE SOUTHERLY RIGHT-OF-WAY LINEOF N.W. 366TH TRAIL, A DISTANCE OF 64.90 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE CONTINUE NORTH 56 DEGREES 20’51” EAST ALONG SAID SOUTHERLY RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE OF N.W. 366TH TRAIL, A DISTANCE OF 322.00 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 3339’09” EAST ALONG THE EASTERLY LINE OF SAID LOT 1, BLOCK 2, SUN AND COUNTRY RANCHES, A DISTANCE OF 660.00 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 5620’51” WEST ALONG THE SOUTHERLY LINE -OF LOT 1, BLOCK 2, SUN AND COUNTRY RANCHES, A DISTANCE OF 100.00 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 4434’26” WEST ALONG THE SOUTHERLY LINE OF LOT 1, BLOCK 2, SUN AND COUNTRY RANCHES, A DISTANCE OF 226.77 FEET; THENCE NORTH 33 DEGREES 3939”09 WEST, A DISTANCE OF 706.27 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens, must le a claim within 60 days after the sale.If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Corrie Johnson, ADA Coordinator, 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. Dated this 29th day of July, 2013. Sharon Robertson Clerk of The Circuit Court Okeechobee County Clerk of Court BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk Menina E Cohen, Esq.,Florida Bar#: 14236 Connolly, Geaney, Ablitt & Willard, PC. The Blackstone Building 100 South Dixie Highway, Suite 200 West Palm Beach, FL. 33401 Primary E-mail: pleadings@acdlaw.com Secondary E-mail: mcohen@acdlaw.com Toll Free: (561) 422-4668 Facsimile: (561) 249-0721 Counsel for Plaintiff 449349 ON 8/14,21/2013 Public Notice Public Notice 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 2002KS1 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 11 Okeechobee News A ugust 14, 2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. CASE No. 472010CA000066CAAXMX BANK OF AMERICA, NA., PLAINTIFF, VS. MARIA M. JOHNSON, ET AL. DEFENDANT(S). NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to the Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated July 25, 2013 in the above action, I will sell to the highest bidder for cash at Okeechobee, Florida, on September 11, 2013 at 11:00AM, at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 2nd Floor Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd St., Okeechobee, FL 34972 for the following described property: THE WEST 1/2 OF THE WEST 1/2 OF THE SOUTH 1/2 OF THE NORTH 1/2 OF TRACT 1, SECTION 34, TOWNSHIP 34 SOUTH, RANGE 33 EAST, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 4, PAGES 3A-D, PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must le a claim within sixty (60) days after the sale. The Court, in its discretion, may enlarge the time of the sale. Notice of the changed time of sale shall be published as provided herein. DATED: July 26, 2013. SHARON ROBERTSON Clerk of Court BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk of the Court 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 at 772-807-4370, 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986 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. 449236 ON 8/14,21/2013 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

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Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 19TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 47-2012-CA-000440 THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON FKA THE BANK OF NEW YORK, AS TRUSTEE FOR THE CERTIFICATEHOLDERS OF CWMBS, INC., CHL MORTGAGE PASS-THROUGH TRUST 2004-R1, MORTGAGE PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2004-R1 Plaintiff, VS. JEREMY RHYMES; et al; Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated July 9, 2013, and entered in Case No. 47-2012-CA-000440, of the Circuit Court of the 19th Judicial Circuit in and for OKEECHOBEE County, Florida. THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON FKA THE BANK OF NEW YORK, AS TRUSTEE FOR THE CERTIFICATEHOLDERS OF CWMBS, INC., CHL MORTGAGE PASS-THROUGH TRUST 2004-R1, MORTGAGE PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2004-R1 is Plaintiff and JEREMY RHYMES; JENNIFER RHYMES; UNKNOWN PERSON(S) IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY; OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA; are defendants. I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in THE JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM, 2ND FLOOR, OF THE OKEECHOBEE COUNTY JUDICIAL CENTER, 312 N.W. 3RD STREET, OKEECHOBEE, FLORIDA 34972, OKEECHOBEE County, FLORIDA, at 11:00 A.M., on the 11th day of September, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: LOT 11, BLOCK 49, BASSWOOD UNIT 4, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 49, PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. A 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 10th day of July, 2013. SHARON ROBERTSON As Clerk of said Court BY: Sandra L. Creech As Deputy Clerk 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.Kahane & Associates, P.A. 8201 Peters Road, Ste.3000 Plantation, FL 33324 Telephone: (954) 382-3486 Telefacsimile: (954) 382-5380 Designated service email: notice@kahaneandassociates.com File No.: 12-06167 BOA 448732 ON 8/14,21/2013 Public Notice Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 19TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION: CASE NO.: 472010CA000095CAXXXX NATIONSTAR MORTGAGE LLC, Plaintiff, VS.YURGYS RODRIQUEZ; THE BUILDING COMPANY, A FLORIDA CORPORATION, AS TRUSTEE, A DISSOLVED CORPORATION; UNKNOWN TENANT(S); IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY, Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated the 25th day of July, 2013, and entered in Case No. 472010CA000095CAXXXX, of the Circuit Court of the 19TH Judicial Circuit in and for Okeechobee County, Florida, wherein NATIONSTAR MORTGAGE LLC is the Plaintiff and YURGYS RODRIQUEZ, THE BUILDING COMPANY, A FLORIDA CORPORATION, AS TRUSTEE, A DISSOLVED CORPORATION, UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF YURGYS RODRIQUEZ 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 11th day of September, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: THE EAST 1/2 OF THE EAST 1/2 OF THE SOUTH 1/2 OF THE SOUTH 1/2 OF TRACT 32, SECTION 15, TOWNSHIP 34 SOUTH, RANGE 33 EAST, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 4, PAGES 3A-D, INCLUSIVE OF THE OKEECHOBEE COUNTY PUBLIC RECORDS. 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 ksta noti cacion si es que falta menos de 7 dias para su comparecencia. Si tiene una discapacidad auditiva o de habla, llame al 711. KREYOL: Si ou se yon moun ki kokobe ki bezwen asistans ou aparey pou ou ka patisipe nan prosedu sa-a, ou gen dwa san ou pa bezwen peye anyen pou ou jwen on seri de ed. Tanpri kontakte Corrie Johnson, Coordinator ADA, 250 NW Country Club Drive, suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 O’mwen 7 jou avan ke ou gen pou-ou paret nan tribunal, ou imediatman ke ou resevwa avis sa-a ou si le ke ou gen pou-ou ale nan tribunal-la mwens ke 7 jou; Si ou pa ka tande ou pale byen, rele 711. Dated this 26th day of July, 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 449264 ON 8/14,21/2013 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 Notice Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 19TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION: CASE NO.: 472011CA000344CAXXXX FANNIE MAE (“FEDERAL NATIONAL MORTGAGE ASSOCIATION”), Plaintiff, VS. TRAVIS MCKENNA; CONNERS GABLES HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION INC.; TARA LYNN MCKENNA; 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 31st day of JULY, 2013, and entered in Case No. 472011CA000344CAXXXX, of the Circuit Court of the 19TH Judicial Circuit in and for Okeechobee County, Florida, wherein FANNIE MAE (“FEDERAL NATIONAL MORTGAGE ASSOCIATION”) is the Plaintiff and TRAVIS MCKENNA, CONNERS GABLES HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC., TARA LYNN MCKENNA 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 11th day of September, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: THE SOUTH 56.00 FEET OF LOT 2, AND THE NORTH 19.00 FEET OF LOT 3, BLOCK 25, A REVISED AND ADDITION TO PLAT OF CONNERS GABLES, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 15, PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE.If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Corrie Johnson, ADA Coordinator, 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711.SPANISH: Si usted es una persona discapacitada que necesita alguna adaptacion para poder participar de este procedimiento o evento; usted tiene derecho, sin costo alguno a que se le provea cierta ayuda. Favor de comunicarse con Corrie Johnson, Coordinadora de A.D.A., 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, Fl. 34986, (772) 807-4370 por lo menos 7 dias antes de que tenga que comparecer en corte o inmediatamente despues de haber recibido esta noti cation si es que falta menos de 7 dias para su comparecencia. Si tiene una discapacidad auditiva o de habla, llame al 711. KREYOL: Si ou se yon moun ki kokobe ki bezwen asistans ou aparey pou ou ka patisipe nan prosedu sa-a, ou gen dwa san ou pa bezwen peye anyen pou ou jwen on seri de ed. Tanpri kontakte Corrie Johnson, 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. Dated this 2nd day of August, 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 449931 ON 8/14,21/2013 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 14, 2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 2011-CA 78 FLORIDA FEDERAL LAND BANK ASSOCIATION FLCA, FORMERLY KNOWN AS SOUTH FLORIDA FEDERA L LAND BANK ASSOCIATION, FLCA, Plaintiff, IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION CASE NO. 2010CA000117CAAXMX BANK OF AMERICA N.A. Plaintiff, VS. BRIGIDO MEDEROS, et. al., Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Summary Final Judgment of Foreclosure led July 25, 2013 entered in Civil Case No. 2010CA000117CAAXMX of the Circuit Court of the NINETEENTH Judicial Circuit in and for Okeechobee County,Okeechobee,Florida,the IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 2009-CA-000673 ONEWEST BANK, FSB Plaintiff, vs. RONALD J. GUNCHEON, et al. Defendants NOTICE OF SALE Vs. COREY MARK SCLAR ALSO KNOWN AS COREY M. SCLAR AND NANCY A. SCLAR, Defendants, NOTICE OF JUDICIAL SALE BY CLERK NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure entered in the above styled cause now pending in said Court that I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the OKEECHOBEE COUNTY JUDICIAL CENTER, Jury Assembly Room, 2nd Floor, 312 N.W. 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 34972 on September 4, 2013 at 11:00 am the following described real property: Lot 62 of the Plat of Sundance Trails Ranch as recorded in Plat Book 7 at Page 69 of the Public Records of Okeechobee County, Florida. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN SIXTY (60) DAYS AFTER THE SALE DATED August 1, 2013. SHARON ROBERTSON Clerk of the Circuit Court BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk ATTORNEY Sander & Sander 117 Aragon Avenue Coral Gables, Florida 33134 449861 ON 8/14,21/2013 Clerk of Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in the Jury Assembly Room, 2nd Floor of the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 312 Northwest 3rd Street, Okeechobee, FL. 34972 in accordance with Chapter 45, Florida Statutes on the 11th day of September, 2013 at 11:00 AM on the following described property as set forth in said Summary Final Judgment, to-wit: Lot 1, Black 2, Basswood Unit 1, According to the Plat thereof as recorded in plat book 3, page 22, of the public records of Okeechobee County, Florida.Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens, must le a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated this 26th day of July, 2013. SHARON ROBERTSON CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk MCCALLA RAYMER, LLC, ATTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF 110 SE 6TH STREET FORT LAUDERDALE, FL 33301 (407) 674-1850 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. 449234 ON 8/14,21/2013 PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order or Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated July 25, 2013, and entered in Case No. 2009CA-000673 of the Circuit Court of the 19TH Judicial Circuit in and for OKEECHOBEE County, Florida, wherein ONEWEST BANK, FSB is the Plaintiff and RONALD J. GUNCHEON the Defendants, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in the Jury Assembly Room on the 2nd oor, of the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 34972, at 11:00 a.m. on the 11th day of September, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Order of Final Judgment, to wit: LOT 199, OF TREASURE ISLAND UNIT NO. 6, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 57, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. IF YOU ARE A PERSON CLAIMING A RIGHT TO FUNDS REMAINING AFTER THE SALE, YOU MUST FILE A CLAIM WITH THE CLERK OF COURT NO LATER THAN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. IF YOU FAIL TO FILE A CLAIM, YOU WILL NOT BE ENTITLED TO ANY REMAINING FUNDS. AFTER 60 DAYS, ONLY THE OWNER OF RECORD AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MAY CLAIM THE SURPLUS. DATED at OKEECHOBEE County, Florida this 1st day of August, 2013. SHARON ROBERTSON, Clerk OKEECHOBEE County, Florida BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Corrie Johnson, ADA Coordinator, 250 NW County 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. GILBERT GARCIA GROUP, P.A Attorney(s) for Plaintiff(s) 2005 Pan Am Circle, Suite 110 Tampa, Fl 33607 (813)443-5087 449892 ON 8/14,21/2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION Case #: 2010-CA-000388 Wells Fargo Bank, National Association as Trustee for Option One Mortgage Loan Trust 2006-1, AssetBacked Certi cates, Series 2006-1 Plaintiff, -vs. Robert B. Grif s; Unknown Spouse of Robert B. Grif s; Unknown Tenant #1; Unknown Tenant #2 Defendant(s). NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order dated July 26, 2013, entered in Civil Case No. 2010CA-000388 of the Circuit Court of the 19th Judicial Circuit in and for Okeechobee County, Florida, wherein Wells Fargo Bank, National Association as Trustee for Option One Mortgage Loan Trust 2006-1, AssetBacked Certi cates, Series 2006-1, Plaintiff and Robert B. Grif s are defendant(s), I, Clerk of Court, Sharon Robertson, will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at 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 11, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to-wit: THE EAST 241.70 FEET OF THE NORTH 208.70 FEET OF THE SOUTH 417.40 FEET OF THE SOUTH ONEHALF (S1/2) OF THE NORTH ONEHALF (N1/2) OF SECTION 25, TOWNSHIP 35 SOUTH, RANGE 33 EAST, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. LESS AND EXCEPT THEREFROM THE EAST 33.00 FEET. TOGETHER WITH THAT CERTAIN MANUFACTURED HOME, YEAR: 1999, MAKE: LIMITED, VIN#: FLA14613713A, AND VIN#: FLA14613713B, WHICH IS AFFIXED THERETO. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. Florida Rules of Judicial Administration Rule 2.540 Notices to Persons With Disabilities If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Corrie Johnson, ADA Coordinator, 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; 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, Ilame al 711. KREYOL: Si ou se yon moun ki kokobe ki bezwen asistans ou apary pou ou ka patisipe nan prosedu sa-a, ou gen dwa san ou pa bezwen peye anyen pou ou jwen on seri de ed. Tanpri kontakte Corrie Johnson, 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. Sharon Robertson CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT Okeechobee County, Florida Sandra L. Creech DEPUTY CLERK OF COURT Submitted By: ATTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF: SHAPIRO, FISHMAN & GACHE, LLP 2424 North Federal Highway, Suite 360 Boca Raton, Florida 33431 (561) 998-6700 (561) 998-6707 449887 ON 8/14,21/2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT,IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.: 472012CA000123CAAXMX BANK OF AMERICA NAAS SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP F/K/A COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP Plaintiff, vs. THOMAS D. ALLISON, et. al., Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order or Final Judgment entered in Case No. 472012CA000123CAAXMX of the Circuit Court of the NINETEENTH Judicial Court in and for OKEECHOBEE County, Florida, wherein, BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING LP, FKA COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS SERVICING LP, Plaintiff, and, THOMAS D. ALLISON, et. al., are Defendants. The Clerk of Court will sell to the highest bidder for cash at the Okeechobee county Judicial Center, 2nd Floor, Jury Assembly Room, 312 North West 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida at the hour of 11:00AM, on the 4th day o f September, 2013, the following described property: LOT 10 AND THE WEST 18 FEET OF LOT 9, CHERMAN HEIGHTS ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 21 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 27th day of June, 2013. SHARON ROBERTSON CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COUR T BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Cler k IMPORTANT If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Corrie Johnson, ADA Coordinator, 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; i f you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. 447244 ON 8/14,21/2013 How do you find a job in todays competitive market? In the employment section of the classifieds

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Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 472009CA000459CAXXXX CITIMORTGAGE, INC., Plaintiff, v. WENDELL COWART; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF WENDELL COWART N/K/A PAT GILLESPIE A/K/A PAT A. COWART; OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA; OKEECHOBEE AIR CONDITIONING AND REFRIGERATION CO., INC.; LACY B. ALIFF, JOAN ALIFF; RIVERSIDE NATIONAL BANK OF FLORIDA A/K/A RIVERSIDE NATIONAL BANK. Defendant(s). NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order of Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated July 25, 2013, entered in Civil Case No. 472009CA000459CAXXXX of the Circuit Court of the Nineteenth Judicial Circuit in and for Okeechobee County, Florida, wherein the Clerk of the Circuit Court will sell to the highest bidder for cash on the 11th day of September, 2013, at 11:00 a.m. in the Jury Assembly Room, 2nd Floor, Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 34972, relative to the following described property as set forth in the Final Judgment, to wit: A PARCEL OF LAND IN SECTION 31, TOWNSHIP 37 SOUTH, RANGE 36 EAST, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA, LYING SOUTHWESTERLY OF S.R. #15 (CONNERS HIGHWAY) AND BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: FROM A 5’ X 5’ CONCRETE MONUMENT MARKING THE SOUTHEAST CORNER OF SECTION 31, BEAR SOUTH 89 DEG. 42’42” WEST ALONG THE NORTH LINE OF SAID SECTION A DISTANCE 4686.16 FEET TO THE SOUTHWEST RIGHT OF WAY LINE OF S.R. #15; THENCE NORTH 51 DEG. 30’19” WEST ALONG SAID LINE A DISTANCE OF 389.98 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE PROCEED SOUTH 38 DEG. 29’41” WEST A DISTANCE OF 252.24 FEET TO THE CENTRAL AND SOUTHERN FLORIDA FLOOD CONTROL DISTRICT LEVEE LD-4 RIGHT OF WAY LINE; THENCE PROCEED NORTH 54 DEG. 55’02” WEST A DISTANCE OF 100.18 FEET; THENCE PROCEED NORTH 38 DEG. 29’41” EAST A DISTANCE OF 258.29 FEET TO THE SOUTHWEST RIGHT OF WAY LINE OF S.R. #15; THENCE PROCEED SOUTHEASTERLY ALONG SAID RIGHT OF WAY LINE A DISTANCE OF 100.00 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING, THIS PROPERTY IS ALSO DESCRIBED AS LOT 7 OF AN UNRECORDED PLAT OF PROPERTY LOCATED IN SECTION 6, TOWNSHIP 38 SOUTH, RANGE 36 EAST, AND SECTION 31, TOWNSHIP 37 SOUTH, RANGE 36 EAST, PREPARED BY W.L. WILLIAMS, DATED JANUARY, 1971. ALSO: A PARCEL OF LAND IN SECTION 31, TOWNSHIP 37 SOUTH, RANGE 36 EAST, AND IN SECTION 6, TOWNSHIP 38 SOUTH, RANGE 36 EAST, LYING SOUTHWESTERLY OF S.R. #15 (CONNERS HIGHWAY) IN OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA, BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: FROM A 5’ X 5’ CONCRETE MONUMENT MARKING THE SOUTHEAST CORNER OF SECTION 31, BEAR SOUTH 89 DEG. 42’42” WEST ALONG THE SOUTH LINE OF SAID SECTION A DISTANCE OF 4686.16 FEET TO THE SOUTHWEST RIGHT OF WAY LINE OF S.R. #15, THENCE NORTH 51 DEG. 30’19” WEST ALONG SAID LINE A DISTANCE OF 289.98 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE CONTINUE NORTH 51 DEG. 30’19” WEST A DISTANCE OF 100.00 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 38 DEG. 29’41” WEST A DISTANCE OF 252.24 FEET TO THE CENTRAL AND SOUTHERN FLORIDA FLOOD CONTROL DISTRICT LEVEE LD-4 RIGHT OF WAY; THENCE IN A SOUTHEASTERLY DIRECTION ALONG SAID RIGHT OF WAY LINE A DISTANCE OF 100.00 FEET; THENCE NORTH 38 DEG. 29’41” EAST A DISTANCE OF 246.28 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING, BEING LOT 6 OF AN UNRECORDED PLAT PREPARED BY W.L. WILLIAMS OF LAND LOCATED IN SECTION 6, TOWNSHIP 38 SOUTH, RANGE 36 EAST, AND SECTION 31, TOWNSHIP 37 SOUTH, RANGE 36 EAST, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. TOGETHER WITH A 1965 MOBILE HOME WITH VIN #G12150CKE41712, 1970 MOBILE HOME WITH VIN #SF2018D AND 1971 MOBILE HOME WITH VIN #07113346L. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must le a claim within 60 days after the sale. ATTENTION: PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact: Corrie Johnson, ADA Coordinator 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, Phone: (772) 807-4370 DATED AT OKEECHOBEE, FLORIDA THIS 26th DAY OF JULY, 2013. SHARON ROBERTSON CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA BY: Sandra L. Creech, Deputy Clerk 449241 ON 8/14,21/2013 Public Notice 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 for 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 Public Notice Public Notice LEGAL NOTICE Public Auction will be held at Johns Towing Service storage lot located at 704 Northeast 2nd Avenue, Okeechobee, Florida 34972 on AUGUST 30, 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. 2013 CADI ESCALADE VIN #1GYS3JEF6DR121131 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. 450218 ON 8/14/2013 NOTICE UNDER FICTITIOUS NAME LAW Notice is hereby given that the undersigned, pursuant to the “Fictitious Name Statute” will register with Florida Department of State, Division of Corporations the ctitious name, to wit: The Hangout Pub Under which we expect to engage in business at: 206 NE 7th Ave Okeechobee, FL 34972 In the City of Okeechobee/County of Okeechobee, Florida. That the parties interested in said Business enterprise are: David Nunez, Jr. Anita Nunez Dated at Okeechobee, Okeechobee County, Florida this 9th day of August, 2013 By: Stacy Raulerson 450217 ON 8/14/2013 13 Okeechobee News A ugust 14, 2013 Find it faster. Sell it sooner in the classifieds IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.: 2011 CA 239 TD BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, Plaintiff, VS. 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 SANTIBANEZ 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. The “highest bidder” for purposes of this Notice of Sale, is de ned as the party who bids the largest amount of money to purchase the Property (as de ned below) and who completes the sale in a timely fashion, as hereinafter set out. The one who bids the largest amount of money to purchase the Property (as de ned below) shall be permitted to complete the sale by delivering to the Clerk, the balance of such bid, over and above the deposit, by 3:00 p.m. on the day of the sale. The following property located in Okeechobee, Florida, is the subject 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 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 Get a quick response to any item you may be sellin g wi t h a c l ass ifi ed ad Crossword Puzzle ACROSS 1 Les __Ž 4 As a friend, in French 9 Actor Romero 14 N.L. 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DONALD E. BLITCH; FLORENCE M. BLITCH; JOHN DOE AS UNKNOWN TENANT IN POSSESSION; JANE DOE AS UNKNOWN TENANT IN POSSESSION; AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST THE ABOVE NAMED DEFENDANT(S), WHO (IS/ARE) NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIM AS HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, LIENORS, CREDITORS, TRUSTEES, SPOUSES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS; DISCOVERY MARKETING AND DISTRIBUTING, INC.; FLORIDA HOUSING FINANCE CORPORATION Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to the Summary Final Judgment of Foreclosure entered on July 09, 2013, in this cause, in the Circuit Court of Okeechobee County, Florida, the clerk shall sell the property situated in Okeechobee County, Florida, described as: LOT 8, BLOCK 16, BASSWOOD INCORPORATED, UNIT 2, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 28, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA a/k/a 3709 NW 22ND AVE, OKEECHOBEE, FL 34972 at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash, in the Jury Assembly Room on the Second Floor of the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, located at 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida, on September 11, 2013 at 11:00 AM. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the s pendens must le a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated at Okeechobee, Florida, this 10th day of July, 2013. Sharon Robertson Clerk of the Circuit Court BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk DOUGLAS C. ZAHM, P.A. 12425 28th Street North, Suite 200 St. Petersburg, FL 33716 PUBLIC NOTICE Public Auction to be held at Choice Automotive located at 704 NE 2nd Avenue, Okeechobee, FL 34972, on August 30, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. Pursuant to Florida Statute 713.585 for unpaid repairs and storage charges. Year, make, model and VIN are as follows: 1984 Chevy El Camino VIN #1GCCW80HXER214321 Terms of sale are cash. no checks will be accepted. Seller reserves the right to nal bid. ALL SALES ARE FINAL NO REFUNDS WILL BE MADE! Said vehicle will be sold in “AS IS” condition with no guarantees. 450234 ON 8/14/2013 Telephone No. (727) 536-4911 Fax No. (727) 539-1094 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. 448711 ON 8/14,21/2013 READING A NEWSPAPER MAKES YOU A MORE INFORMED AND INTERESTING PERSON. No wonder newspaper readers are more popular!

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Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 47-2009-CA-000598 BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., Plaintiff, V S. JEFFREY BARBIERI et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Mortgage Foreclosure dated August 25, 2011 and entered in Case No. 47-2009CA-000598 of the Circuit Court of the NINETEENTH Judicial Circuit in and for OKEECHOBEE County, Florida wherein BANK OF AMERICA, N.A. is the Plaintiff and JEFFREY BARBIERI; 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 11th day of September, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: THE WEST 1/2 OF THE EAST 1/2 OF THE SOUTH 1/2 OF THE SOUTH 1/2 OF TRACT 20, SECTION 12, TOWNSHIP 34 SOUTH, RANGE 33 EAST, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 4, PAGE 3A-D, INCLUSIVE, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA A/K/A 15081 NW 308TH STREET, OKEECHOBEE, FL 34972-2208 A ny person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must le a claim within sixty (60) days after the sale. WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of this Court on July 26, 2013. SHARON ROBERTSON Clerk of the Circuit Court BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk **See Americans with Disabilities Act Florida Rules of Judicial AdministrationRule 2.540 Notices to Persons With Disabilities If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision 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 14 Okeechobee News August 14, 2013 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. 449243 ON 8/14,21/2013 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 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 2013-2014 School Information GuideContains valuable school-related items such as bus schedules, early release days, report card schedules and so much more!Inserted into today’s By Patricia DobbinsGlades County Health Department GLADES COUNTY—A con rmed case of Naegleria fowleri has been reported in Glades County. Naegleria fowleri (commonly referred to as the “brain-eating amoeba”), is a microscopic amoeba which is a singlecelled living organism. It can cause a rare and devastating infection of the brain called primary amebic meningoencephalitis (PAM). The amoeba is commonly found in warm freshwater such as lakes, rivers, ponds and canals. Infections can happen when contaminated water enters the body through the nose. Once the amoeba enters the nose, it travels to the brain where it causes PAM (which destroys brain tissue) and is usually fatal. Infections usually occur when it is hot for prolonged periods of time, which results in higher water temperatures and lower water levels. The peak season for this amoeba is July, August and September. Naegleria fowleri infections are rare. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Twenty-eight infections were reported in the U.S. from 2003 to 2012. The infections occurred from exposure to contaminated recreational water. You cannot be infected with Naegleria fowleri by drinking contaminated water and the amoeba is not found in salt water. Initial symptoms of PAM usually start within 1 to 7 days after infection. The initial symptoms may include headache, fever, nausea, or vomiting. Other symptoms can include stiff neck, confusion, loss of balance, seizures, and hallucinations. After the start o f symptoms, the disease progresses rapidly. Naegleria fowleri is found in many warm freshwater lakes, ponds and rivers in the United States, but mostly in southern-tier states. The low number of infections makes it dif cult to know why a few people have been infected compared to the millions o f other people that used the same or similar waters across the U.S. The only way to prevent a Naegleria fowleri infection is not to participate in freshwater-related activities. You may reduce your risk by:  Limiting the amount of water going up your nose. Hold your nose shut, use nose clips, or keep your head above water when taking part in warm freshwater-related activities.  Avoid water-related activities in warm freshwater during periods of high water temperature and low water levels.  Avoid digging in, or stirring up, the sediment while taking part in water-related activities in shallow, warm freshwater areas. For more information about Naegleri a fowleri, you can visit the CDC website http:/ / www.cdc.gov/parasites/naegleria/. Freshwater lakes, ponds and canals may harbor brain-eating amoebas

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By Charles M. MurphyOkeechobee NewsClose to 30 swimmers hope to make contributions to the Okeechobee High School boys and girls swim teams this year and continue the momentum they created last year. Nine seniors have left the squad due to graduation and last year featured one of the better swim teams in recent memory for Okeechobee High. Coach Stephen Neafsey wants to continue to move the swim team in the right direction. Although the team lost a lot of talent, they return a large number of experienced swimmers and still have high hopes for 2013. “I look for more participation and more swimmers this year. There has been a great foundation laid here and I feel we are going in the right direction,” he said. Last year’s team featured two recordsetting relay teams, both boys and girls. Three boys return from the 200 free-style relay team, Michael Muros, Brandon Ball and Will Castillo and one from the girl’s team, Aubrey Reister. Ball, Reister and Hunter Bosworth all qualified for the regional last year in addition to the relay teams. Neafsey is also impressed with some new freshmen on the squad like twins Jacqueline and Christina Orender, Morgan Bolan and with returner Nathanael Bean. The Okeechobee community will also get more opportunities to watch the swim team this year as they have scheduled five home meets. Martin County again figures to be the team’s biggest rival this year. Okeechobee will be in a new district this year and Neafsey said that could work to the team’s advantage. Captains on the team this year include Brandon Ball for the boy’s squad and Billie Leavitt and Cheyenne Lusk for the Lady Brahmans. Karl Holtkamp will be an assistant coach this year. The girls team must replace several top swimmers but do have a lot of potential. Neafsey said he thinks more swimmers will join the team and he thinks the future looks positive. Neafsey also helped the Shockwaves summer program this year and he reall y worked with the high school age kids to get them ready for the fall season. “We worked very hard to get the kids in shape. I can already tell they are more prepared than last year,” he suggested. Only one boy graduated from last year so the boys team looks to have a chance to be successful this year. Neafsey also likes the younger swimmers and their potential. While he encourages new swimmers to come out, the coach said swimming isn’t just about jumping in the pool and splashing around, it is about hard work. “There are early morning practices. This year we added rigorous land training like sprints and weight lifting. We will do anything we can to get these kids in shape.” A swimmer can easily use up thousands of calories per day. A good diet with nutritious food and training programs are essential for success. “This sport can be tiring both physically and mentally. We have a lot of great swimmers this year and we look forward to a lot of great times and some great competitive meets this year,” he added. 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. CFA022585 CAC1817236 Echols Now Offers A/C & Refrigeration $80.00A/C Service Call Free Estimates Service price match guarantee We will match every competitor’s price SINCE 1975 16 Okeechobee News August 14, 2013 Okeechobee High School swim team season preview Okeechobee News/ Charles MurphyThe the OHS Shockwaves boy’s swim team hope to have a strong season. Okeechobee News/ Charles MurphyThe OHS lady Schockwaves are ready for face this new season with their heads in the game. Youth Soccer League sign-ups are this monthYouth soccer league sign-ups will be held Aug. 12 30 at the Sports Complex, 640 N.W. 27th Lane, Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. until 5 p.m. The fee is $35 per boy or girl player, 5 to 14 years of age, and a copy of the participant’s birth certi cate is needed to register. For information, call 863-763-6950.