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Wednesday, August 21, 2013 50¢ Plus ta x Vol. 104 No. 100 15.74 feetLast Year: 12.20 feet Lake Levels See page 4 for information about how to contact this newspaper. Two accused of meth possession ... Page 7 Kindell is new OHS baseball coach ... Page 19 Community theatre plans auditions ...Page 3 Negotiators now working on 2013-14 school contractBy Charles M. MurphyOkeechobee News The Okeechobee County School Board voted 4-1 to freeze salary levels for teachers for the 2012-13 school year at 2011-12 levels and grant $400 in differentiated pay plans for Seminole Elementary teachers after deliberating over the matter for more than three hours Friday night. Malissa Morgan voted against the motion. Board members India Riedel, David Williams, Joe Arnold and Gay Carlton maintained the district did not have the money to grant raises for the previous school year. This year’s budget includes money from the state that is targeted for teacher raises. Union of cials argued this decision would be a great blow to teacher morale. They argued a 2.5 percent “modest” raise should be given to teachers because the district had a healthy fund balance. They claimed a refusal to use taxpayers’ dollars was shameful. Superintendent of Schools Ken Kenworthy maintained the pay hikes would have cost the district $556,095 and a recurring amount of $642,378 per year. He said to grant these salary adjustments would not have been scally prudent. He pointed out the district has agreed to pay over $106,000 for health insurance for employees. The $400 supplement at Seminole Elementary School is required since it is a high poverty school. The Okeechobee County Education Association proposed the supplement be extended to other schools like Central and Everglades. Under this plan, 163 additional teachers would have received this supplement, a cost of $86,286. Mr. Kenworthy also presented data that shows student enrollment is predicted to decline for the next several years. Student enrollment stood at 7,274 during the 2005-2006 Teachers get no raises for 2012-13 Okeechobee News/ Charles Murphy Union representative Diane Falvo (far right) listens to testimony along with teachers (left to right) Karen Charlton, Lisa Harwas and union president Tom Bonasera Friday. By Eric KoppOkeechobee News Although a year has now gone by, the family of Newton H. Whidden is no closer to determining his whereabouts. Mr. Whidden, 85, went missing from Sarasota on Aug. 20, 2012. His 2000 white Dodge Caravan was found stuck in a ditch in Okeechobee County two days later. The van was found in a small ditch on N.E. 128th Avenue but no one was with it. It’s still unknown if the elderly man left his van on foot, if someone had given him a ride or if his car was stolen then abandoned in Okeechobee County. Mr. Whidden has not been seen or heard from since he was last seen in the area of 4800 10th St. in his home town of Sarasota. “I just can’t fathom how a human being can just disappear,” said his daughter, Linda Oelschlaeger, in a telephone interview Friday, Aug. 16. “We don’t know if Dad drove his van out there. There’s nothing to indicate it was stolen. “We really don’t know much of anything other than he left in the middle of the night. Everything looks like he just jumped out of bed and walked out the door,” she added. Mr. Whidden has gray hair and hazel eyes. He stands 5-feet-9-inches tall, and weighed 130 pounds when last seen. Since the van was found, various law enforcement personnel have combed that entire area several times but have yet to turn up a single clue. Volunteers from the Communit y United Effort (CUE) Center for Missing Persons also spent two days searching for Mr. Whidden. They, too, found nothing. “There was a (search) dog that supposedl y Search for missing Sarasota man continuesSee SEARCH — Page 5 See SCHOOL — Page 5 County to set re and EMS fees ...Page 2 Man reportedly pistol whipped ...Page 5

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First Missionary Baptist Church Intermediate Women Mission will host a Pastor and Minister Wives Banquet on Saturday, A ug. 24 from 6 to 8:30 p.m. The event will begin with a Reception and hors d’oerves, and then immediately followed with a program honoring all Pastor and Minister Wives of the Greater Lake Okeechobee Area. Live entertainment and door prizes. The banquet w ill take place at the KOA Convention Hall. A ll are welcome to attend. Prime rib or savory grilled chicken, garlicky buttered red-skinned potatoes, steamed mixed v egetables, vinaigrette salad, bread rolls, and apple pie with ice-cream w ill be served. For more information, please call 863-447-0671. Bible Study and Business Networking will be held on Monday Morning, Aug. 26 8 a.m. at the Hampton Inn. There is no charge to enjoy fellowship and networking. FOr those w ho wish to eat, breakfast is only $5. Come enjoy the Word and share your business, non-pro t, ministry, group or church with everyone there. Bring your business cards and specials to share. Bible study led by Brandon Tucker. For more information call 863-634-3525. Oakview Baptist Church 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. Fountain of Life Church 1302 S.W. 32nd St. is having a guest speaker John J ames, cofounder 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. 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, Aug. 28 evenings at 7 p.m.to 8 p.m. for discovery and bible clubs—kindergarten through 12th grade. 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 mmaline or Crystal at 863-612-6395. Items can be picked up. Victory Baptist Church 500 S.W. 9th St, would like to invite the public to attend any or all of their services each Sunday. Sunday School is at 10 a.m. for all ages. Morning worship service is at 10:45 a.m. and includes old fashion singing and praising God. The youth “band,” consists of the piano, violin, mandolin and guitar, as well as, various singing groups. Be blessed with the preaching of God’s Word (KJV) and a church family with a heart of love. Wednesday evening prayer and Bible study is at 7 p.m. For more information, please call: 863-763-0669. The First United Methodist Church Library would like to invite everyone to visit their Lending Library, Room 20, at 200 N.E. Second St., in Okeechobee. All are welcome to complete an application, no charge, to take advantage of wholesome reading, viewing and educational material for adults, children and youth. They have ction and non ction in literature, philosophy, religion and Christian romance, social sciences, geography and history. They also have materials for home schooling, with over 200 DVDs, VCRs, cassettes, national magazines, etc. Hours are Sunday, 9:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Tuesday, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Wednesday, 6–8 p.m. For further information, call Doris Entry at 863-467-1548. Gathering in Grace and Prayer meets every Wednesday at 7:45 a.m. in the park at the pavillion. All are welcome. Jesus Holy Ghost Crusade Church 1401 N.E. Park Street building fund yard sale will be the rst and second Saturday of every month at 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. to raise money to pay for the church building and the soup kitchen. They are also accepting donations to sell. For information, please call Crystal at 863-643-9194.The Okeechobee News welcomes news from area churches for this column. E-mail okeenews@ newszap.com. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Always on Top of the JobŽRe-Roofing Specialists€ Metal & Shingle Roofs € Flats & Leaks Repair FREE ESTIMATES863-357-3838State Lic.#CCC1327338 2 Okeechobee News August 21, 2013 Today: Partly cloudy with thunderstorms and rain showers. High of 86F with a heat index of 93F. Winds from the North at 5 to 10 mph shifting to the South in the afternoon. Chance of rain 40%. Tonight: Partly cloudy with thunderstorms and rain showers. Fog overnight. Low of 73F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 20%.Extended ForecastThursday: Partly cloudy with thunderstorms and rain showers. High of 90F with a heat index of 99F. Winds from the East at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 30% with rainfall amounts near 0.2 in. possible. Thursday Night: Partly cloudy with thunderstorms and rain showers. Fog overnight. Low of 73F. Winds less than 5 mph. Friday: Partly cloudy with a chance o f a thunderstorm and rain in the afternoon. High of 90F with a heat index of 95F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 50%. Friday Night: Mostly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm and rain. Fog overnight. Low of 72F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 20%. Okeechobee Forecast By Katrina ElskenOkeechobee NewsThe Okeechobee County Board of Commissioners will hold a public hearing at their Thursday, Aug. 22 meeting to discuss garbage pickup rates. The annual rate proposed is an increase of $10.17 for residential customers for a pickup rate of $4.38 per week or $227.69 per year per dwelling unit. In other business Thursday, the board w ill set the re and EMS assessments for the county. Those in the city limits pay EMS fees but are required to pay the re assessment since the City of Okeechobee has a re department that is funded by city taxes. The EMS assessment proposed for the 2013-2014 scal year is $64.60 per residence; $1.75 per room or space for hotels, motels and RV parks, 4.85 cents per square foot for commercial businesses and 0.87 cents per square foot for industrial/warehouse properties. This is a slight decrease from the 2012/2013 rates which were $66.60 per dwelling; $1.80 per room or space for hotel/motel/RV Park; 5 cents per square foot for commercial; and, 0.9 cents per square foot for industrial/warehouse. The total generated will be $1,308,560 to fund county Emergency Medical Services. The 2012/2013 re assessment rates were $100 per residence; $8 per room or space for hotel/motel/RV Park; $56 per parcel for agriculture or vacant land less than 5 acres; and $56 plus 64 cents per acre for agricultural or vacant land greater than 5 acres. Commercial rates ranged from $250 to $35,000, based the square footage o f the building. Industrial/warehouse rates ranged from $20 to $2,800, also depending on the square footage. The proposed 2013/2014 re assessment rates are slightly lower at $90 per residence; $7.20 per room or space for hotel/motel/RV; 50.40 for agriculture or vacant land less than 5 acres and $50.40 plus 58 cents per acre for parcels larger than 5 acres. Commercial rates range from $225 to $31,500 depending on square footage. Industrial/warehouse rates range from $18 to $2,520, depending on square footage. The total generated will be estimated $2,872,893 to fund the county re department. County to set garbage, re and EMS fees If you go ...WHAT: Okeehcobee County Commission meeting WHERE: Historic Okeechobee County Courthouse, 304 N.W. 2nd Street WHEN: Thursday, Aug. 22, 9 a.m. ONLINE at: www.co.okeechobee. .us Local churches host special programs

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Special to the Okeechobee News The Okeechobee Community Theatre (OCT) is once again opening its doors to local residents who have an interest in performing, to ll roles in the rst two of the three shows scheduled for its 35th season. A udition sessions for the comedy-musical, "The Drowsy Chaperone," and the holiday classic, "It's a Wonderful Life," will be held on Monday and Tuesday evenings, Aug. 26 and 27 at 7 p.m. at the Okeechobee Freshman Campus Auditorium, one block west of Golden Corral Restaurant. Participants may specify at the auditions whether they are trying out for one or both shows. There is a special need for men, and no prior experience is necessary. Roles in the Tony Award-winning comedy-musical, "The Drowsy Chaperone," to be performed in November, require singing. Those in the December production, the holiday classic "It's a Wonderful Life," do not. In addition, there are no lines to memorize for the December show, and only ve rehearsals since it will be read from scripts on stage during performances. "We try to make the auditions as much fun as possible," says theatre director, Ron Hayes. "No one needs to be afraid of them, even if they've never tried anything like this before." Participants read from a provided script to demonstrate their stage presence and voice quality, he says, and then, if auditioning for the musical, they'll be asked to sing a short song of their choice, without musical accompaniment. "The Drowsy Chaperone" opened on Broadway in 2006, and was immediately hailed as one of the most original Broadway shows in years. It won ve Tony Awards, including those for Best Book and Best Score. As it spoofs the musicals of the 1920s, it presents a host of new songs that are as catchy as they are funny. The characters are all played very broadly, and nearly every performer gets his or her "starring moment." The plot actually presents a show within a show. A man (who is never named) welcomes the audience into his living room, and invites them to listen to a recording of his favorite old Broadway musical. As he does, the whole show springs to life around him. "It's a Wonderful Life" is a radio performance of the Jimmy Stewart-Donna Reed motion picture classic, presented with commercials, just as it was done before a live studio audience on "Lux Radio Theatre" in 1947. A sound effects team creates the appropriate sounds on stage as the performers make the familiar characters come alive. This is a repeat of an OCT production from an earlier season, brought back by popular demand, but with some new surprises. In addition to the acting roles in the two shows, there is also a need for volunteers to handle behind the scenes duties including stage crew, construction of the sets, operation of the spotlight during performances of "Drowsy Chaperone," or handling the live sound effects during "It's a Wonderful Life." Volunteers for these positions should also attend one of the audition sessions. Anyone interested in more information on auditions may call Ron or Jacque Hayes at 863-7631307 or visit the theatre's web site, www. okeechobeecommunitytheatre.com. Season tickets for all three shows in the OCT's 35th season, which also includes the stage version of the beloved Doris Day-Rock Hudson romantic comedy "Send Me No Flowers" to be performed in March, are now on sale for a limited time for $28--a savings of eight dollars off the regular $12 per show ticket price. Purchase information is available on the webbiest, or by calling 863-763-1307 OCT seeks men and women for roles in two shows 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 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 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 21, 2013 Special to the Okeechobee News The Okeechobee Retired Educators Association announces that the 2013 Okeechobee Historical Ornament limited edition is now in and ready for sale. This year's ornament honors the Okeechobee First Baptist Church established in 1915. The ornaments will be available in Flagler Park during the upcoming Labor Day festivities for $15 at the Okeechobee Retired Educator's booth. Previous years ornaments are also available, while supplies of those last. Only 500 of each ornament are produced. The funds from the sale of the ornament help to provide scholarships for OHS Seniors from the OREA. If you have been purchasing the ornaments in the past, and are unable to come by the OREA booth during the three days of the Labor Day festival, an OREA member will get in touch with you to arrange for purchase and delivery. The members of OREA will also be selling knives and whisks, for $5 each, whose proceeds help to fund "End the Hunger", a project organized by the National Honor Society to provide food for children who may go without food over the weekends. If you have new or gently used books that would be appropriate for a public school library, you can also bring those to our booth to drop off for use in the "Hooked On Books project in which we distribute books to every public school in the county for their media center. There will be a lot going on at the OREA booth during the Labor Day celebration. Retired Teachers Association offers limited edition holiday ornamanet Special to the Okeechobee NewsThe 2013 ornament features First Bapist Church.

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Lake releases The land on the south side of the dike is well below the level of Lake Okeechobee right now. If the dike fails, that water will drain south. Very likely, just like in 1928, it w ill be poor people who die. And the ecological impacts will be in the billions. Plus, don’t forget that all of the communities around the lake use it as a source of drinking water.  All of the TV people are blaming Lake Okeechobee for the toxic algae in the estuaries. But there isn’t toxic algae in the lake. They need to look closer to home for the source of that algae. What about all of the runoff from the urban areas along the St. Lucie waterway? Maybe they should try doing something about the area between the Port Mayaca lock and the St. Lucie lock.Sherrif’s budget People say a police of cer risks his life. This county is mainly an agriculture county w here the chances of someone in that industry is one and half times more likely to be killed on the job than a deputy. A utility w orker has a higher chance of being killed than a deputy. There are over six times as many commercial drivers killed in a year than police of cers. The most deadliest job in the U.S. is a commercial sherman. There are a lot of people in this county who are at more risk of dying on the job.  It’s all very ne, if not expected, that the supporters of the sheriff want to claim that a reduction of the sheriff’s budget will lead to a massive crime wave with murders, rapes, robberies, a return to cattle rustling and probably cats and dogs living together, etc. This fearful prognostication is not, however, based on a valid analysis and comparison of the crime statistics, or an understanding of the demographics and changing socioeconomic conditions.  I have gone over both the Board of County Commissioners and sheriff budget and when the BOCC explained their budget at the public hearing I was able to better understand every line. The BOCC in the previous meetings showed what the elected of cials submitted to them, they explained in detail their part of the county budget, and they gave the audience the opportunity to ask questions. I was disappointed in the sheriff explaining his budget. I went to that meeting expecting the sheriff to go through his budget line by line detail and let the people in the audience ask questions. That didn’t happen. He basically said “this is my expenses I need my money.” I really wish more people would have attended the previous meetings and they would have a better understanding that the BOCC didn’t cut the budget because they wanted to. They cut the budget because they had to. We are spending more than we are taking in and have been for years. If this trend doesn’t stop, the county can’t survive. Some people are saying “I’m willing to pay more taxes for the sheriff. Even if your tax millage rate was maxed out at 10 mils it still is not enough for the sheriff. If the millage rate is increased to 10 mils, do you think you will be able to attract new businesses here if they have an option to locate some where else cheaper?School board  Comment made by the superintendent: “I can’t wait for the governor’s money so we can give you a step.” With all the dire nancial information presented by the superintendent, how is he going to fund future budgets when he can’t afford step now. Is he counting on the governor to continue to provide salary increases so that it is not a local expense? Does he think that the state will come through on that promise for all teachers? If you look at the legislation closely, the governor’s plan is paying for the greatest increases in student performance. So how do we decide who gets which students to make a more balanced chance for that teacher to have the ability to earn that step?  The teachers’ union and the school board fought over the contract all year and they nally settle it and the teachers did not get a raise. They need to settle these contracts at the very beginning of the school year. The union should get tough about not letting this drag on again. Get that raise settled as soon as possible. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 4 OPINION August 21, 2013 4 Okeechobee News 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! Impasse hearingSales tax revenues are on the rise. Okeechobee is receiving more property tax revenue. Unemployment continues to trickle downward than last year. So why has our local economy not started to take off? The reasons are many, but one signi cant reason reared its ugly head Friday evening at the Okeechobee Freshman Campus auditorium. During the Impasse Hearing before the Board of Education to settle the items in dispute between the district and the Okeechobee County Education Association (OCEA), the board continued its closed mindedness about funding, although this year by a four to one vote instead of unanimously. Many may applaud the board for showing scal restraint. Many may say they are preserving the district’s nancial safety net to keep it available for darker days. I’ll submit to you that this is a smoke screen, and the impact of their actions will continue to impact the community and all of its citizens in a negative way, including the most important members of the Okeechobee community, the very reason for the existence of the school board, the children. The issues presented to the board can be boiled down to two categories, teacher planning time and salary. The board actually looked like a board while they debated a reasonable compromise on planning time, that isn’t what the district or OCEA wanted. That’s the idea of compromise. The solution was something that both sides could live with. When it came to the money and the fund balance, the story was quite different. There was no compromise. The only board member to speak of the impact to children, and doing the right thing was Mrs. Morgan. The board failed to recognize where the money in the fund balance actually came from. They act like they are dipping into their own savings accounts for all the money. The fund balance is taxpayer money. It’s money that was taxed to homeowners for education, and sales tax revenue from throughout the state. Are you aware that during the Great Recession the board’s fund balance actually grew? Good nancial management you might say? I think they were putting a strangle hold on the Okeechobee economy. This is money that can go to Okeechobee employees in the form o f a 2.5% raise, or a $600 stipend. Almost all employees live in Okeechobee. We spend our money in Okeechobee. We use the restaurants, beauty salons, stores and local contractors in Okeechobee. In other words, the money we get paid is mostly spent in the Okeechobee economy. We have chosen to live our lives in Okeechobee. This is our community. When you look at the nancial conditions of nearby counties, only Glades and Osceol a are in better shape. Indian River, St. Lucie, Highlands and Martin counties all rank below Okeechobee. This is using the state’s own statistics. So why is the board choosing to sit on nearly 5.5 million dollars, which b y the way is three times what their own polic y aims to keep? Why are our students restricted going on eld trips? Teachers have been dipping into their own nances for years to help provide for their students. That’s just how we are. We would rather go without something than see our students go without. Money out of our own pockets to buy in k and paper means less money we spend at the dry cleaner or nail salon or restaurant. I chose only to mention Mrs. Morgan’s name here for a reason. She is the ne w member on the board. Three of the remaining four are up for re-election in 2014. Maybe it’s time to see some new faces up there. We need people on the board who think about children before padding the district savings account. The rest shall remain anonymous here, as they seem to have been during their term in of ce. Tom Bonasera OCEA President City seeks applicants for citizen boards and committeesMake a difference in your community by serving on a citizen board or committee. Applications for appointment as well as board and committee descriptions, eligibility requirements and other information, may be obtained from and submitted to the Of ce of the City Clerk at 55 SE Third Avenue, Okeechobee, Florida, 863-763-3372 x 215 or downloaded from the Clerk’s Of ce page of the City web site cityofokeechobee.com. These vacancies are to be lled by city residents only. There are currently openings on the Pension Fund Board and the Code Enforcement Board. Pension Fund Board of Trustees meetings are held the rst Monday in the months of February, May, August and November at 5 p.m. Code Enforcement Board meetings are held the second Tuesday of each month at 6:30 p.m.

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By Eric KoppOkeechobee News In separate incidents, two women were arrested over the weekend for allegedly trying to sneak drugs and illegal substances into their boyfriends who are inmates at the Okeechobee Correctional Institution (OCI). Arrested Saturday, Aug. 17, were Margarita Santos, of Casselberry, and Lincoln Ann Beauvais, of Pompano Beach. Santos, 36, was arrested on felony charges of introduction of contraband into a state correctional institution and possession of contraband on the grounds of a state correctional institution. She was also arrested on a misdemeanor charge of possession of drug paraphernalia. She was booked into the Okeechobee County Jail on a bond of $10,500. Jail records show she has since been released on bond. Beauvais, 32, was arrested on felony charges of charges of introduction of contraband into a state correctional institution and possession of contraband on the grounds of a state correctional institution. She is still being held in the county jail on a bond of $10,000. Arrest reports by Senior Inspector Mark A. Garcia, of the Florida Department of Corrections (DOC), indicate both women were found to be hiding illegal substances on their bodies as they entered the state prison. According to the inspector’s report a pat down search was conducted on Santos as she entered the prison. During that pat down she was reportedly found to be carrying 50.5 grams of K-2, which is also known as Spice. K-2 is a synthetic cannabinoid that mimics the effects of marijuana. During a search of the woman’s vehicle inspectors reportedly found an illegal substance known as “Molly.” Molly is the powder or crystal form of MDMA -the chemical used in ecstasy. Molly, which is short for molecule, is considered to be the pure form of MDMA -unlike ecstasy, which can be laced with other ingredients such as caffeine or methamphetamine. Santos reportedly told Inspector Garcia she purchased the Molly at the request of her boyfriend, OCI inmate Juan A. Lehman. Like Santos, Beauvais was found to be carrying a brown paper bag on her person that was located during a pat down search. That bag, stated Inspector Garcia, “... contained 30 small packages shaped into balloons made from the ngertips of latex gloves.” Those balloons, he continued, contained Spice. Those packages weighed a total of 41.7 grams, added the DOC inspector. Her car was also searched and, according to arrest reports, another 44 grams of Spice was found in the trunk of the car. Beauvais was apparently trying to smuggle the synthetic cannabinoids to her boyfriend, inmate Denard Sims. All of the seized substances will be sent to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) laboratory for testing. Prison visitors reportedly caught with contraband 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 5 Okeechobee News A ugust 21, 2013 followed a scent for a ways from the van, but it abruptly lost the scent so we’ll never know what it was,” she added. It was thought that Mr. Whidden, who has dementia, had gone to a cemetery near Horse Creek in DeSoto County. “My husband and I went to the Horse Creek area outside Arcadia, some old homestead property, in June just trying to cover some other bases. But, we found nothing,” said the man’s frustrated daughter. She said detectives in Sarasota recovered a beer can from her father’s van and checked it for DNA. But, she added, that test came back inconclusive. Mrs. Oelschlaeger said the can will be sent to a second lab for another test. The family has hired a private investigator in hopes of turning up some clues as to Mr. W hidden’s whereabouts but, to date, nothing new has been discovered. Mrs. Oelschlaeger went on to say because her father was a veteran she has checked with Veterans Administration hospitals, but to no avail. A trucking organization, she added, has agreed to put up posters in strategic areas in hopes someone has seen her father. But what it all boils down to is this -Mr. Whidden’s family is no closer to knowing where he is than they were a year ago. “We’re kind of frustrated right now,” she said. “My hope is somebody will see his picture, or think about the time frame, and it will jog their memory and they’ll call and give us a little shred of hope.” If have information into Mr. Whidden’s whereabouts, you are asked to contact the Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Of ce at 863763-3117. SEARCHContinued From Page 1 Newton H. Whidden school year, 7,237 in 2006-2007, 6,556 in 2011-12, 6,525 in 2012-13, and is projected to be 6,405 in 2013-14. Student enrollment is projected to be 5,903 for the 2019-20 school year. Mr. Kenworthy also reported that the district had a $2.5 million shortfall for the 2011-12 school year and a shortfall of $1.51 million for the 2012-13 school year. The spending plan has also declined by $8.3 million since the 2008-09 school year. In 2012-13 the district trimmed four administrators, 13 instructors and 12 classi ed positions. In 2013-14 the district cut 15 instructional positions and 19 classi ed employees. Union representative Diane Falvo said two special magistrates hired to study the nancial situation ruled in favor of the union position and that there is more than suf cient nances available to pay for the proposed raises. She said the average teacher salary in Okeechobee was $2,200 below the state average. She called the district stance on their nances as ‘scare tactics’ on the districts part and that their fund balance of 16 percent is three times what is required by the state. She said salaries in the district have signi cantly declined in the past six years by $1.9 million. Union of cials said not approving the salary hikes will result in fewer dollars in the community because teachers spend their mone y in Okeechobee and bene t the economy. Ms. Morgan said the district has lost great teachers and the educators deserve to be compensated. She said teachers have done more with less Mr. Williams said the district was luck y they didn’t have to freeze salaries in the past and praised past superintendents for their conservative budget approach. He said there will be dollars to grant a raise this year. Mr. Arnold said economic times are tough and Okeechobee is near the top in the state in terms of foreclosures. He said there is some hope for a turnaround but Okeechobee appears to be lagging behind other communities. He said he didn’t feel comfortable giving a raise at this time. Ms. Carlton said the board would love to give raises but it can’t happen right now/ “If you dip into the well pretty soon it will be dry,” she said. Board members approved a compromise that allows teachers to not lose any planning time. The previous policy stated meetings shall not be scheduled for more than four times per month. Mr. Arnold suggested the amount of hours for planning be maintained but the district be allowed to take more periods during certain months and fewer in other months. SCHOOLContinued From Page 1 By Eric KoppOkeechobee News Two Okeechobee men are being held on bond after their arrests for allegedly holding another man against his will and beating him about the head with a pistol. Arrested last weekend were Ronze Cummings Jr., 19, N.W. 12th St., and Jessie Henry Futch, 30, N.W. 42nd Ave. Both men were charged with the felonies of kidnapping and aggravated battery with a deadly weapon. Cummings is being held on $150,000 bond, while Futch is being held on a bond of $45,000. An arrest report by Deputy Cari Arnold, of the Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Of ce (OCSO), stated the victim in this case was taken to Raulerson Hospital with head injuries. Deputy Arnold said the man was bleeding from a cut on the back of his head and from both ears. The victim’s current condition is unknown. According to the deputy’s report, the victim sometimes works for Futch. The victim was allegedly beaten because he was helping another man. The report stated that the victim was riding his bicycle when Futch jumped him and started hitting him in the head with a gun. At some point Cummings pulled up in a pickup truck and the victim was pushed into the pickup. As Futch and the victim neared the truck, Cummings reported got out of the vehicle and told the victim: “You are getting what you deserve and if you call the cops on him I will sneak back here and kill you myself.” The victim was then forced into the cab of the truck at gunpoint, stated Deputy Arnold. Cummings and Futch then pulled into the back hard of a home in the Douglas Park subdivision and the victim was ordered to get out of the truck and unload some brush. Futch then gave the gun to Cummings and told him to shoot the victim if he tried to run. Once the brush had been unloaded the victim, fearing for his life, got into the bac k of the pickup’s cab and laid down, stated the report. Hot and bleeding, the victim remained there because he was afraid to move, continued the deputy’s report. Cummings and Futch were arrested b y OCSO deputies Matthew Crawford and Paul Jackson while Deputy Arnold spoke with witnesses. When she went to the hospital to spea k with the victim, Deputy Arnold said the man was crying, shaking his head and saying: “I can’t live like this anyomore!” Apparently, stated the deputy, Futch has been abusing and threatening the victim for some time. The deputy’s report does not indicate i f the gun was ever found. Man reportedly kidnapped and pistol whipped Jessie Henry Futch Ronzie Cummings Jr. Margaita Santos Lincoln Ann Beauvais

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Obituaries should be submitted to t he Okeechobee News by e-mailing o bits@newszap.com. Customers may also r equest photos and links to online guest b ooks. A link to the obituaries is available at w ww.newszap.com.Bernice L. (Hawthorne) Fountain Barnhill, 79SEBRING — Bernice L. (Hawthorne) Fountain Barnhill, age 79, of Sebring, passed away at her home on Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2013. She loved her family and good music to dance to, was a loving caretaker and a member of Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses of Sebring. She was preceded in death by her husband, father, mother, two brothers and two sisters. She is survived by three sons, David Fountain (Vicki), Mayo, Anthony Fountain (Mary), Okeechobee, and Owen Barnhill, Jr.; ve daughters, Wava Benson, Centreville, Ala.; Debra White (Steve), Cape Coral, Norma Bentz, Lake City, Sherrie Barnhill, Fort Myers, and Michelle Hostetler (Tim), Sebring; 18 grandchildren; 38 greatgrandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren. Also surviving are her brothers, Jimm y Hawthorne (Peggy), The Villages, and Bobb y Hawthorne (Linda), Boomer, N.C.; and a sister, Delores Parrish (David), MacClenny. She will be greatly missed. Cremation arrangements have been entrusted to: Stephenson-Nelson Funeral Home, Sebring, Florida 33870, 863-385-0125. www.stephensonnelsonfh.com Jack Hanes, 69OKEECHOBEE — Jack Hanes died at his residence on Thursday, Aug. 15, 2013. He was born in Macon, Ga. and moved with his parents to Okeechobee in 1950. Jack was a member of Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses. He enjoyed hunting and shing, ying planes and singing and playing the guitar. He was preceded in death by his brother, Chad Hanes. Jack is survived by his wife of 49 years, Loretta Hanes of Okeechobee; daughters, Karen (Judd) Cantrell of Palm City, Fla., Melody (Sean) Rick of A iken, S.C.; four grandchildren, Kaitlyn, Jaryn, Morgan and Jackson Wyatt; sisters, Carolyn (David) Douglas of Okeechobee, Glenda Fullw ider of Okeechobee, Pinky (Lee) Bailey of Ponce de Leon, Fla., and Mickey (Pete) Storey of Pulaski, Tenn. A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 24, 2013, at Buxton-Seawinds Funeral Home. Friends may leave condolences at www.buxtonseawinds.com All arrangements are under the direction of Matthew and Paul Buxton of Buxton-Seawinds Funeral Home and Crematory. 3833 SE 18th Terr., Okeechobee, Fla.Carrie C. Snipes, 81OKEECHOBEE — Carrie C. Snipes died at the Hamrick Home on Sunday, Aug. 18, 2013. She was born in Plant City and a resident of Okeechobee for over 20 years. She treasured spending time with her church family at Okeechobee Church of God. She was known for being able to make the ‘best’ biscuits. Her world was her grandchildren and she enjoyed music and dancing. Carrie is survived by sons, Ricky (Sue) Snipes of Okeechobee, James Snipes of Indiantown; her daughter, Cindy (Mike) Bolinger of Okeechobee; grandchildren, Kenny, Lewis, Bradley, William and Michael; great-grandchildren, Hannah, Holden and Ayden; brothers, Jimmy (Jeanette) Fowler of Haines City, Fla., Billy Jo (Mary Ann) Plattner of Plant City; and a sister, Lena (Larry) Pelland, also of Plant City. The family will receive friends from 11 a.m. until service time of 1 p.m. today, Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2013, at Buxton-Seawinds Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Evergreen Cemetery. In lieu of owers, friends may donate in Carrie’s memory to Hospice of Okeechobee, P.O. Box 1548, Okeechobee, FL 34973. 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. Friends may leave condolences at www.buxtonseawinds.com Kenneth Lee Henkle, 66OKEECHOBEE — Kenneth Lee Henkle o f Okeechobee passed away Aug. 15, 2013 after a long illness. He was born Mar. 21, 1947 in Ronceverte, W.V. He was predeceased by his wife, Patrici a Chapman Henkle; and a brother, Pete Henkle. He is survived by his mother, Margery Henr y of Chesapeake, Virginia; sister, Carolyn Penrose (Walt) of California; and brother, Charles Henkle (Carolyn) of Portsmouth, Virginia. The family gives a special thanks to everyone at Hospice of Okeechobee for their loving care and also a special thanks to Gina Vives for her special friendship. As Mr. Henkle was a native of Virginia, a memorial service will be held there at a later date. Those wishing to leave a message of condolence may sign the online register book at, www.OkeechobeeFuneralHome.com All arrangements are entrusted to the care o f Buxton & Bass Okeechobee Funeral Home, 400 N. Parrott Ave., Okeechobee FL 34972.Hazel Durrance Zeruk, 86OKEECHOBEE — Hazel Durrance Zeruk passed away Aug. 18, 2013. She was born Dec. 8, 1926 in Madison, Fla. to Louelle Pipkin Durrance. She married Victor W. Zeruk in 1956 and came to Okeechobee from Hollywood, Fla. in 1968. She attended the Assembly of God. Mrs. Zeruk was preceded in death by her husband, Victor W. Zeruk; mother, Louelle Pipkin Durrance; son, Victor “Mark” Zeruk; granddaughter, Leann Bullock; two sisters, Mary Pelliteri and Josephine Durrance; two brothers, Jerry Lee “Ranger” Durrance and Albert “Jr.” Durrance, Jr. She is survived by one daughter, Becky Zeruk Fralix (Bobby); two granddaughters, Rachel Fralix Hare (Jason) all of Okeechobee and Nicki Zeruk Lyles (Lynn) of Zephyrhills; grandson, Justin Mark Zeruk (Kirsti); four great-grandsons, Matthew Hare, Christofer Bullock, James Zeruk and Trenton Zeruk; two great-granddaughters, Markie Lynn and Ella Zeruk; ve brothers, James “Buddy” Durrance, Richard Durrance, Sammy Durrance, Neely Durrance and David Durrance; four sisters, Elizabeth “Pinky” Vickery, Sheran Whittaker, Margaret Durrance and Charlotte Durrance; and many loving nieces and nephews. Visitation will be 1 to 3 p.m. Friday, Aug. 23, 2013 at Buxton & Bass Okeechobee Funeral Home. Funeral services will follow at 3 p.m. with Pastor Sam Vuleta of ciating. Interment will follow at Evergreen Cemetery. Those wishing to leave a message of condolence may sign the online register book at, www.OkeechobeeFuneralHome.com All arrangements are entrusted to the care of Buxton & Bass Okeechobee Funeral Home, 400 North Parrott Avenue, Okeechobee Florida 34972.Jessica Anna Kinser, 25OKEECHOBEE — Jessica Anna Kinser of Okeechobee passed away Aug. 15, 2013 in Okeechobee. She was born April 7, 1988 in Casper, Wyoming to Kenneth and Barbara Kinser. She came to Okeechobee from Casper, Wyoming in 1993. She was a member of the Okeechobee Presbyterian Church. She loved music and collected Barbie dolls. Miss Kinser was preceded in death by her grandmother, Hattie Webster; grandparents, John and Carolyn Stoneking; and uncle and aunt, Jerry and Joann Stoneking. She is survived by her parents, Kenneth and Barbara Kinser; three sisters, Melissa Kinser (Kenny Bigford), Charlene Kinser and Kassie Kinser all of Okeechobee. A gathering will be held 2-4 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 25, 2013 at Buxton & Bass Okeechobee Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be made to Big Lake Kidney Center, 3240 US HWY 441 North, Okeechobee, FL 34972. 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. Obituaries 6 Okeechobee News August 21, 2013 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 Eagles 4509 to host dinnerCypress Hut Eagles 4509 will serve a beef stroganoff dinner by Carla and Debbie on Wednesday, Aug. 21, and a barbecue rib dinner by Dennis on Thursday, Aug. 22. 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 863-467-1154.AARP driver program setThe Okeechobee Chamber of Commerce will host an AARP Driver Safety Program on Thursday, Aug. 22 from 10 a.m. 5 p.m. To register, call the Chamber of Commerce at 863-467-6246. Bring a bag lunch.Eagles plan steak, sh dinnerEagles North, 9985 U.S. 441 N., will serve steak or sh dinners Friday, Aug. 23 from 5:30 to 9 p.m. with music by Steven. Saturday, Aug. 24, card bingo starts at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 27, bingo is at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 28, bingo is at 5:30 p.m. Proceeds go to the FOE 4137 community bene t fund.Coalition to have anniversaryThe Okeechobee Healthy Start Coalition wants to hear from former board members, general members, providers, clients and/or their children from 1993 to the present date. You can mail us a letter stating the services and experiences you have had with the coalition. Mail correspondence to: Okeechobee Healthy Start Coalition, P.O. Box 2560, Okeechobee, FL 34973.Family Fun Day is Aug. 24The second annual Family Fun Day will be held Saturday, Aug. 24 at the Publix Plaza parking lot from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. It’s free to the public. 4-H awards banquet SaturdayThe Okeechobee County 4-H Awards Banquet will be held Saturday, Aug. 24, in the Okeechobee High School cafeteria. A silent auction will start at 4 p.m. Awards will start at 5 p.m. Dinner will start at 6 p.m. and awards will continue after dinner. For information, call 863-763-6469.

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The following individuals were arrested on felony or driving under the in uence (DUI) charges by the Okeechobee County Sheriff's Of ce (OCSO), the Okeechobee City Police Department (OCPD), the Florida Highw ay Patrol (FHP), the Florida Fish and W ildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) or the Department of Corrections (DOC).  Melvin Leon Brown, 34, N.W. Ninth Drive, Okeechobee, was arrested Aug. 17 by Deputy Marcus Collier on Okeechobee County warrants charging him with the felonies of sale of a controlled substance (cocaine) and possession of a controlled substance (cocaine). His bond was set at $50,000.  Garrett Eugene Egan, 20, N.W. Second St., Okeechobee, was arrested Aug. 17 by Deputy Paul Jackson on a DOC warrant charging him with the felonies of violation of probation burglary of a dwelling and violation of probation possession of burglary tools. He is being held without bond.  Michael Brian Felts, 27, N.W. 11th St., Okeechobee, was arrested Aug. 17 by Of cer Ryan Holroyd on a misdemeanor charge of driving under the in uence with property damage. His bond was set at $500.  Laura Harvey Palmer, 45, N.E. 48th Ave., Okeechobee, was arrested Aug. 17 by Deputy Brian Cross on felony charges of introduction of contraband into a county detention facility and possession of a controlled substance (alprazolam) without a prescription, and a misdemeanor charge of battery. Her bond was set at $4,500.  Ben Ross White, 19, Lake Drive, Okeechobee, was arrested Aug. 18 by Deputy Cari Arnold on a Glades County warrant charging him with the felony of failure to appear grand theft. His bond was set at $2,500.  Raymond Lyle Dodd, 37, Greene Road, Marmaduke, Ark., was arrested Aug. 18 by Detective Corporal Shane Snyder on a charge of driving under the in uence. His bond was set at $500.  Jatravian Lenard Kelly, 23, U.S. 441 S.E., Okeechobee, was arrested Aug. 19 by Deputy Ben Lisle on an Okeechobee County warrant charging him with the felony of aggravated battery on a pregnant person. His bond was set at $25,000.  Derek Ross Boswell, 30, S.E. 74th Way, Okeechobee, was arrested Aug. 19 by the Okeechobee Narcotics Task Force on Okeechobee County warrants charging him with the felonies of possession of a controlled substance (cocaine) with intent to sell and the sale of a controlled substance (cocaine). His bond on those charges was set at $100,000. Boswell was also arrested on charges of possession of a controlled substance (cocaine) with intent to sell (two counts) and sale of a controlled substance (cocaine). His bond on those charges was set at $150,000.  Cecil Harvey Albritton, 60, U.S. 441 S.E., Okeechobee, was arrested Aug. 19 by Deputy Nathaniel Mitchell on an Okeechobee County warrant charging him with the felony of burglary with an assault/battery. His bond was set at $50,000.  Moices Michael Gill, 23, N.E. 29th Ave., Okeechobee, was arrested Aug. 19 by Deputy William Jolly on an Okeechobee County warrant charging him with the felony of grand theft. His bond was set at $20,000.  Jeffery Lynn Keehn, 63, S.E. 23rd Ave., Okeechobee, was arrested Aug. 20 by Deput y Elbert Kline on an amended DOC warrant charging him with the felony of violation o f probation aggravated assault with a deadl y weapon. 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. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 In Memory of the Life of Gene O’Neill August 20, 1943 to August 21, 2008 By Family & Friends (561) 747-1232 Improve your appearance, your confidence, and your self esteem. Enhance your breast, flatten your tummy or shed unwanted fat. Let us help you look and feel your very best!€ Tummy Tuck € Breast Augmentation € Breast Lift/Reduction € Endoscopic Brow Lift € Face Lift € Nasal Surgery € Eyelid Surgery € Liposculpture € Botox and Fillers 7 Okeechobee News A ugust 21, 2013 By Eric KoppOkeechobee News A man and woman were arrested by detectives with the Okeechobee Narcotics Task Force after they were reportedly found to be in possession of suspected methamphetamine. Thomas William McGill, 32, Sams Lane, LaBelle, and Elizabeth Danielle Skipper, 31, Ortona Locks Road, Moore Haven, were both arrested Friday, Aug. 16. McGill was charged with the felony of possession of methamphetamine with intent to sell and a misdemeanor charge of possession of drug paraphernalia. Those same charges were led against Skipper, as well as an additional misdemeanor charge of resisting a law enforcement of cer without violence. Both were booked into the Okeechobee County Jail where McGill’s bond was set at $21,000, and Skipper is being held on a bond of $21,500. McGill was later arrested on a felony charge of violation of probation and is being held without bond on that charge. According to arrest reports task force detectives were called to an Okeechobee residence by Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Of ce (OCSO) deputies Corporal Chris Hans and Matt Crawford. The deputies were at the residence due to a disturbance involving an knife. The arrest report indicated that task force detectives were called because Deputy Crawford’s OCSO K-9 Nero gave a positive alert to a pickup truck at the scene, in which both McGill and Skipper were passengers. Because of Nero’s alert, Cpl. Hans looked inside the truck and found a purple Crown Royal cloth bag in the left-rear passenger seat. When he opened the cloth bag he found a substance that had been divided into small plastic bags. Cpl. Hans eld tested that substance and received a positive result for the presence of methamphetamine. The suspected meth was divided into the small plastic bags in order to be sold, stated a task force detective. The detective went on to state that the suspected meth weighed 10.4 grams. Meth, continued the detective, has a street value of about $100 per gram. Cpl. Hans also found a pipe -commonl y referred to in street parlance as a ‘tube’ -inside the cloth bag that is used to smoke meth. With last week’s arrest, McGill reportedl y violated the terms of his probation in regard to cases in Glades and Hendry counties. A check of Department of Corrections (DOC) records showed he was found guilty on two counts of burglary and two counts of grand theft in Glades County. Then, on June 3, he was placed on 18 months probation. In Hendry County, McGill was found guilty on felony charges of sale of methamphetamine and traf cking in stolen propert y (two counts). On Nov. 19, 2012, he was placed on probation for a period of four years. Man and woman charged with meth possession Thomas McGill Elizabeth Skipper Okeechobee Arrest Report

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By Charles M. MurphyOkeechobee NewsAnthony Calzadilla has been named to replace Robert Olive as the head wrestling coach at Okeechobee High School this year. Olive has accepted a job at Bloomingdale High School in Tampa after two years at OHS. Calzadilla, 25, has three years of coaching experience as he served two years at Fort Pierce Westwood, one year as head coach, and last year at St. Lucie West Centennial High School. He coached two state quali ers and some district champions while at Westwood High. Calzadilla has a bachelor's degree in social sciences that he obtained at Florida Atlantic University. He will teach American History at Okeechobee High School this year. Calzadilla attended Barbara Goleman High School in Miami. He was a member of the high school wrestling team. Calzadilla named Bruce Jahner as his assistant coach immediately and hopes that will bring some continuity and consistency to the program, "I'm excited about the job and I know they have a good tradition here when it comes to wrestling. Coach Bruce Jahner did a really good job. I want to come in and continue a good tradition." Calzadilla said his experience as a head coach should help when he deals with kids, paper work, practice schedules and parents. He said Okeechobee is a tight knit community and that he has been offered a lot of assistance already. Calzadilla plans to implement workouts that include weightlifting and running for his wrestlers. He loves to run 5K races and recently competed in a road race up in Massachusetts. He will emphasize conditioning to members of the wrestling team. He also had knowledge of Okeechobee having seen their wrestlers at Treasure Coast tournaments in the past three years. He expects to get to know the kids quickly and build a relationship with them. He said having Mr. Jahner should help a lot. "I hope he can show me the way that it's done around here. My message to the wrestlers is to always do well in school, in the community and on the mat," he said. "There are so many things in life besides wrestling. I feel this sport gets you ready for the rest of your life." Calzadilla said baseball was his rst love in athletics. He admits he wasn't a very good player so he switched to wrestling and was able to excel in the sport, release some stress,and nd an outlet to express himself. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 REHAB THERAPY/ NURSING HOME We Love to We Love to Care! Care! 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Board Certified Optometrists Silviano Matamoros, M.D. Board Certified Eye Physician & Surgeon UROLOGY DAVID A. SIGALOW, M.D.Board Certi“ ed In UrologySpecializing in: € Adult & Pediatric Urology € Bladder & Kidney Infections € Impotence/Implants € No Scalpel Vasectomy 215 N.E. 19th Dr. • Okeechobee 863-763-0217 GYNECOLOGIST James E. MD FACOG Board All Major Insurances Accepted 863-763-8000 Okeechobee • Loss of Libido • Endometriosis • Urine Control • Infertility • Menstrual Abnormalities • Sterilization • Laser Surgery • Minimally Invasive Surgery The 2012 – 2013 Medical Information Guide is available online atspecialsections.newszap.com 2012-2013 Medical Information GuideFriday, October 26, 2012 Supplement to the: CONSULT-A-NURSE For Free Physician Referral & Health Care Questions call 763-9228 P roviding our communit y qualit y h ealthcare services with a personal t ouch for more than 30 y ears Emergenc y Services 24 hrs /7 da y s a week O rthopedics Introducing Dr. Benjamin Epstei n Ph y sical, Occupational & Speech Therap y R adiology Services Accredited by the A merican College o f Radiology in : CT Scan, Digita l Mammograp hy MRI, Nuc l ear Me d icine, & U l trasoun d Surgical Services Minimally Invasive Procedures/ In p atient and Out p atient Service s Occupational Health / Workers Compensation We Tr ea t Ki d s T oo Available year-round at orida.newszap.com R H H H R C S M 9 Okeechobee News A ugust 21, 2013 OHS names new wrestling coach Okeechobee News/ Charles MurphyAthletic director Kenny Buckner (left) introduced Anthony Calzadilla as the new wrestling coach at OHS. By Charles M. MurphyOkeechobee News The Chobee Athletic Academy has announced tryout dates for their various travel softball teams this fall. Tryouts will be held on Thursday, Aug. 29, at 5:30 p.m. at the Okeechobee High School softball eld for girls 8 and under, 10 and under, 12 and under and 14 and under. The Okeechobee High School baseball team has scheduled a fundraiser golf tournament for Saturday, Aug. 24 at the St. James Golf and Country Club in Port St. Lucie. For information call OHS baseball coach Eric Kindell at 863634-9033. The Okeechobee Brahmans 11 and under baseball team is holding a fundraiser for a game to be played at Mets Stadium in Port St. Lucie on Aug. 31. The tickets sell for $10 each or four for $32. The ticket pays for the youth baseball game, a game that involves the St. Lucie Mets and a postgame reworks show. For information call coach Rick Durfee at 863-634-6395. The Okeechobee baseball team will hold a 2013 golf tournament fundraiser on Saturday, Aug. 24, at St. James Golf Club at 5613 N.W. St. James Blvd in Port St. Lucie. The event begins at 8:30 am and the cost is $240 per foursome. Hole sponsorships will cost $25 per hole. For information contact Eric Kindell at 634-9033, Blake Marsocci at 634-0127 or Dudley Kirton at 634-7137. The Okeechobee Youth Football League kicked off the 2013 season at Lake Placid on Saturday with a split against the Green Dragons. The Pee Wee team prevailed 2-0 in a defensive struggle while the Mighty Mites prevailed 26-7. The Junior Squad lost 20-16 and the ag football squad fell in a tight battle. The Junior team gave up a touchdown on a kick return and allowed a broken play for a 60-yard touchdown in a tight loss. Larry Boswell scored twice on quarterbac k sneaks for Okeechobee. Jose Rodriguez had two point average touchdown kick conversions for Okeechobee J.T. Treadway had a fumble recovery for OHS. Coach Chaka Smith said the kids fought to the end and didn't get discouraged after a slow start. The Pee Wee squad had several scoring opportunities but was unable to get into the end zone. They fumbled the ball twice on exchanges at the Green Dragon 1-yard line. The y also fumbled on the Green Dragon 5-yard line and failed in another red zone scoring drive. Coach Brad Gibson praised the defensive effort and intensity especially from the defensive line. "We played good defense but no one player stood out. I give credit to the front line they played as well as anyone," he added. The Mighty Mites squad got two touchdowns from Kamari Jones and a touchdown pass from Emory Coleman to Kenyon Garner that covered 40 yards. Coleman added a touchdown run for Okeechobee. Coach Kenny Spencer said the defense was pretty stout as they allowed no rst downs and only 10 yards in offense in the second half. "I'm very excited about the way the team performed. I thought we had a balanced of ce and the defense was more than I could have imagined," said Spencer. He also praised the play of his special teams units. The Okeechobee squads will play the Hardee Hurricanes in Wauchula this Saturday. Okeechobee Sports News in Brief

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Special to the Okeechobee News In recognition of his exceptional leadership, vision and strong record of accomplishments, Dr. Edwin R. Massey, President of Indian River State College, has been selected as the 2013 Southern Regional Chief Executive Of cer by the Association of Community College Trustees (AACT). Dr. Massey will be presented with the award at the National ACCT Leadership Conference in Seattle on Oct. 4, after being recognized "at home" for this honor by the College's Board of Trustees, faculty and administration at IRSC's Endowed Teaching Chair Convocation at the IRSC Main Campus on Thursday, Aug. 15. "A hallmark of Dr. Massey's presidency is his intense commitment to community needs, building numerous collaborative partnerships at the local, state and national level to foster economic and workforce dev elopment," said Werner Bols, Chairman of the IRSC District Board of Trustees." Under his leadership, IRSC has become a nationally respected, high-performing institution w ith far-reaching bene ts for the Treasure Coast and our students. In recognition of Dr. Massey's many contributions, dedication to excellence and world-class results, the IRSC Board commends and congratulates him for receiving this well-deserved national honor." Dr. Massey was appointed IRSC's third President and CEO in 1988, and his tenure in of ce has been marked by a legacy of exceptional accomplishments. Examples include: Expanding enrollment by 300% in over 100 Degree and Certi cate programs. Signi cantly expanding the college's ve campuses to include over 700 acres and 1,500,000 square feet of state-of-the-art facilities. Leading the college's transition from Indian River Community College to Indian River State College, expanding the ollege mission to become a Baccalaureate degreegranting institution, and establishing 20 new bachelor's degree programs linked directly to regional workforce needs. Achieving national rankings for IRSC as the 10th best college in the Southern Region by U.S. News & World Report and 4th most affordable college by the U.S. Department of Education. Increasing Foundation assets by more than 900 percent and raising funds to support student scholarship awards in excess of $3 million annually. Securing more than $90 million in local, state and national grant awards over the past ten years for projects ranging from the highly successful Regional Center for Nuclear Education and Training to the new Lasers and Fiber Optics Education Center. Supporting high-quality instruction as evidenced by the fact that IRSC consistently ranks Number 1 among the 28 colleges in the Florida College System (FCS) in the percent of budget dedicated directly to instruction, and lowest among FCS institutions in administrative costs. Ensuring an exemplary scal audit history for over 25 years. Dr. Massey, an Indian River County resident, was rst employed by the college as a biology professor in 1973 and promoted to several administrative positions prior to becoming president in 1988. He serves on many local, state, and national boards and is frequently called upon to represent higher education at national conferences and forums, including a meeting of prominent educational and industry leaders at the White House in Washington D.C. last year. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Stephanie Sickels and Mel Neal of Okeechobee are proud to announce the birth of their son, Mekhi Braxton Neal. He was born on August 4, 2013 at St. Lucie Medical Center. He weighed 6 lbs. 7 oz. and was 19.25 inches long. Mekhi was welcomed home by his big brother, Elijah. Maternal grandparents are Rick and Shelly Sickels. Paternal grandparents are Robert Butler, Jr. and the late Latrina Neal. Maternal great-grandparents are the late Herb & Alice Madray and the late George & Betty Sickels. Paternal great-grandparents are Velma Brown & the late Louis L. Neal and Mr. & Mrs. Robert Butler, Sr. MEKHI BRAXTON NEAL BIRTHS 10 Okeechobee News August 21, 2013 IRSC President Dr. Edwin Massey receives chief executive award Edwin Massey By Charles M. MurphyOkeechobee News The Okeechobee Utility Authority voted (3-1) this week to stop the Treasure Island sewer and East Side Force Main projects. Board members Noel Chandler, Tommy Clay and Steve Nelson were in favor while Thomas Hoover was opposed. The project would have provided the infrastructure for future development on the east side of Okeechobee municipal service area according to OUA documents. Originally projects known as Awesome Ranch and Northshore Village were expected to develop in these areas and would have been in need of the additional sewer capacity. Those projects have not been developed. The Treasure Island sewer project would have served 1,600 residents and cost an estimated $12.8 million. The United States Department of Agriculture recently announced it would award the OUA a $4.1 million grant for this project. The OUA could also have borrowed just over $13 million at an interest rate of 2.75 percent and pay back the loan in 40 years. The OUA would have had to spend $1.8 million up front on these combined projects. The total would have been just under $19 million. They would have paid nearly $558,000 annually over the next 40 years to repay the loan. In other actions the board honored Lois Falk for 10 years of service to the utility, accepted a bid from RJ Sullivan Corporation of $361,000 to repair vacuum station 1 in Ousley Estates and vacuum state 2 in Taylor Creek and approved the purchase of a vacuum truck for $92,500 from Southern Sewer Equipment. OUA stops East Side Force Main project Okeechobee News/ Charles MurphyChurch welcomes teachers(Left to right) Tanya Darress, a new Environmental Sciences teacher at OHS, assistant principal Sherry Wise of OHS, and Casandra Wait, who will teach the Autism Class at South Elementary, were among those that enjoyed the Teacher Welcome Lunch at the Church of our Savior on Friday.

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Aug. 23 rd & Aug. 24 th Fred Smith Rodeo Arena 7 pm Performances www.rezrodeo.com 863-467-6039 Aug. 31 st, Sept. 1 st & 2 nd Okeechobee Cattlemens Arena 2:30 pm Performances www.okeechobeecattlemensassociation.com 352-222-4567 Tickets $10 at the gate Kids 10 & under FREEank you to our Presenting Sponsor OKEECHOBEE Livestock Market Fred Smith Rodeo Arena Brighton Seminole Reservation Hwy 721 Okeechobee Cattlemens Arena Hwy 441 N 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 11 Okeechobee News A ugust 21, 2013 By Charles M. MurphyOkeechobee News Matthew Koff was named the principal at Seminole Elementary School last week. He replaces Tracy Downing who was promoted to the district of ce as director of student services. Mr. Koff said he felt a lot of emotion when he learned he had earned the job because it is something he had worked hard for many y ears to achieve. "I thought the time was right to do something and I'm excited about the challenge," he said. Mr. Koff graduated from Okeechobee High School in 1990. He was a four-year golfer for the Brahman golf team and also competed one year for Florida State University links squad. He attended FSU, the University of Florida and then the University of Central Florida before he earned his bachelor's degree. From there he taught at Marion County Schools in Ocala for 12 years. He coached basketball and other sports and advanced to the position of dean, before interviewing and accepting the job as assistant principal at the Okeechobee Freshman Campus six years ago. "Monday was my rst of cial day at Seminole. I told the staff we want to stay the course that the previous administration had set up. We won't make major changes. Mrs. Downing had a great plan and they achieved a lot of success last year," he said. Mr. Koff noted that Seminole was ranked 23rd among elementary schools in the heartland for the 2011-12 school year. The school w as ranked 16th this past year. He said the students made learning gains across the board. They also made 30 percent improvements in certain grades in math. "The date showed the gains Seminole had and a lot of improvement was made in many areas. I believe if we stay the course we will achieve success," he added. Mr. Koff has 19 years of experience in education. He expects a challenge at Seminole. He applauded the parents, staff and the community for their support of education. "There is nothing like Okeechobee and nothing like the support we have from the community. Everybody lends a hand. We truly have a strong school system here," he added. Mr. Koff was also quick to meet with the faculty and get feedback when he took the job. One of the biggest questions he posed was what teachers thought the reasons for their success have been and he wants to emphasize those things in future years. "It will be a learning experience form. I'm eager to learn. It is a transition to go from the ninth grade to an elementary school. I don't have all the answers but I do have a great support system in place to help me and this is a good situation," he added. Seminole was a C school this past year. Mr. Koff said he would like to continue to see that grade improve in future years despite stiffer requirements and standards imposed by the state. He also has a mentor in Mrs. Downing and has already talked with her about the programs in place at the school. Brian Barrett remains as the assistant principal at the school and is also ready to step in and help. The top goal of the school is student achievement. "Seminole has achieved and I think all students can achieve. We are going in the right direction and we want to keep it going," he concluded. Koff named principal at Seminole Elementary Matthew Koff Youth Soccer League registration plannedYouth soccer league registration 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. A copy of the participant's birth certi cate is needed to register. For information, call 863-763-6950.

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Important Information: Please read your ad carefully the first day it appears. In case of an inadvertent error, please notify us prior to the deadline listed. We will not be responsible for more than 1 incorrect insertion, or for more than the extent of the ad rendered valueless by such errors. Advertiser assumes responsibility for all statements, names and content of an ad, and assumes responsibility for any claims against the INI USA. All advertising is subject to publisher’s approval. The publisher reserves the right to accept or reject any or all copy, and to insert above the copy the word “advertisement”. All ads accepted are subject to credit approval. All ads must conform to INI USA style and are restricted to their proper classifications. Some classified categories require advance payment. These classifications are denoted with an asterisk *. Garage/ Yard SalesWe Buy Estates Antiques, Collectibles, Household, Tools, Jewelry and etc. Call 863-697-8906 Yard Sale Labor Day Weekend Sat. Aug 31st 9am-5pm and Sun. Sept 1st 9am-1pm, 13554 SW 144th Parkway. Giant tool, wood working, boat building garage sale, Gantry Cranes w cummalongs, air compressor, table saws, tools galore, antique steering wheels, swim plat forms and boat hardware. Time to clean out the attic, basement and/or garage? Advertise your yard sale in the classifieds and make your clean up a breeze! 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. Drivers: $5,000 Sign-On Bonus! Great Pay! Consistent Freight, Great Miles on this Regional Account. Werner Enterprises: 1-888-567-4854 Neeld Paper and Supplies is looking for team players to join our growing company. Neeld Paper is a leading distributor of paper and chemicals in South Florida. We are looking for Sales Representatives Must have dependable transportation. Please stop in and pick up application at 1113 NW. Park St., Monday or Tuesday or call Teonie at 863-467-0333. www.neeldpaper.com EOE/DFWP Need a few more bucks to purchase something deer? Pick up some extra bucks when you sell your used items in the classifeids. Reading a newspaper helps you understand the world around you. No wonder newspaper readers are more successful people! Employment Full Time Business Opportunities NOTICEIndependent Newspapers will never accept any advertisement that is illegal or considered fraudulent. In all cases of questionable value, such as promises of guaranteed income from work-athome programs if it sounds too good to be true, chances are that it is. If you have questions or doubts about any ad on these pages, we advise that before responding or sending money ahead of time, you 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. One mans trash is another mans treasure. Turn your trash to treasure with an ad in the classifieds. 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. USED A/C UNITS FOR SALE Good condition, many sizes and types available. 467-1545 Quality A/C & Heating Computer/ SuppliesDell Desktop Tower 3.4 ghz reprogrammed like new! $60 Add LCD keyb etc $40 works great Also Dell Mini tower Win7 Fast! $125. (863)517-2782 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 ApartmentsApt: 1 br, 1 bath in the country includes all utilities, dish TV, fully furnished $600 mo or $150 a week (863)467-1950 Beautiful Samantha’s Garden Apartments 2BR/2BA, in town, W&D, $800 mo. + sec. dep. Call (863)467-9250 or (863)634-5780. Condos/Townhouses RentTaylor Creek 2bd/1ba, furnished or unfurnished, boat ramp, dock, and pool, W/D in unit, $850/mo + sec. dep. Water included Call (863)634-0663 TAYLOR CREEK Condo 1BR, 1BA, furnished, No pets. Pool. $650 mo. plus deposit. Call 502-468-5976. Houses Rent2/1 Basswood Air, heat, city water, $675.00 monthly. Call 863-801-3700 for info. 3bd/2ba, Treasure Island, w/d, room front and back, storage, green house, work space, fenced yard, lake access. $850.00/mo. 1st, last and security required 863-763-0859 DIXIE RANCH 3BR, 1BA, For sale or rent by owner. (863)763-7032 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. 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. OKEE2/1 First class property 12 miles N.E. of town center. Lawn, pest, trash and water included $ 498.00 mo. Call for details. Mon -Fri. No Pets 863-467-9800. OKEECHOBEE 3BR/ 1BA Duplex, W/D hookup, central a/c & heat. $625 mo. + $500 sec. (863)763-4414. 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 Love the earth Recycle your used items by selling them in the classifieds. Lots SaleJust Reduced large fenced lot in Treasure Island with beautiful oak trees. Put a mobile home on lot or build your home $14,500.00 Call 863-634-2820 Priced to sell Residential Building lot, adjoining the golf course at the Beautiful Oaks of Blue Heron. $22,500.00 Call 863-634-2820 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 Mobile Home RentOkee3bd/2ba on water. treasure island, large yard, new carpet, NO PETS includes lawn service, $800/mo + sec. dep. Call (863)634-0663 Mobile HomeSalePalm Harbor Factory liquidation Sale 6 models to choose from 1200 sq ft up to 2400 sq ft... $12K off! John Lyons 800-622-2832 ext 210 BoatsPontoon Boat trailer, Up to 24 feet, heavy duty with spare tire. Labelle area. Call 239-357-9044. Earn some extra cash. Sell your used items in the classifieds 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 How do you find a job in todays competitive market? In the employment section of the classifieds Grab a bargain from your neighbors garage, attic, basement or closet in todays classifieds. Buying a car? Look in the classifieds. Selling a car? Look in the classifieds. When doing those chores is doing you in, its time to look for a helper in the classifieds. Looking for a place to hang your hat? Look no further than the classifieds. How fast can your car go? It can go even faster when you sell it in the classifieds. Your new home could be in todays paper. Have you looked for it? Its never too late to find the perfect gift. Look for it in the classifieds. Join all the people who say, I sold it in the classifieds.Ž Shop here first! The classified ads 12 Okeechobee News August 21, 2013

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Public Notice 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 INC., 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 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT, NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 2012-CA-368 IBERIABANK, a Louisiana banking corporation, Plaintiff, VS. FLORIDA TREND HOMES, INC., a dissolved Florida corporation, TERRANCE J. BRISSON a/k/a TERRY J. BRISSON a/k/a TERRY BRISSON a/k/a TERRENCE BRISSON, an individual, DEBRA R. BRISSON, an individual, JOHN R. J.R. WOLOSKI a/k/a JOHN R. WOLOSKI, an individual, LINDA DRAUGHN WOLOSKI a/k/a LINDA E. WOLOSKI, an individual, AMERICAN DRILLING SERVICES, INC., a Florida corporation, AMERICAN MARBLE AND GRANITE, LLC, a Florida limited liability company, ROOF CONCEPTS, INC., a Florida corporation, UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF TERRY J. BRISSON, an individual, UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF DEBRA R. BRISSON, an individual, UNKNOWN TENANTS in possession of 3100 NW 33rd Avenue, Okeechobee, Okeechobee County, Florida, and UNKNOWN TENANTS in possession of 3853 NW 39th Avenue, Okeechobee, Okeechobee County, Florida, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE (Count II) Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to a summary nal judgment in the above-captioned action, the Clerk of Circuit Court, Okeechobee County, Florida, Sharon Robertson; will sell the property situated in Okeechobee County, Florida, described as follows: Property #237 Lot 58, Block 46 of BASSWOOD UNIT 4, according to the Plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 3, Page(s) 49, of the Public Records of OKEECHOBEE County, Florida. a/k/a Lot 58, Block 46, BASSWOOD INC. UNIT NO. 4, according to the Plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 3, page 49, of the Public Records of Okeechobee County, Florida. Property address: 3100 NW 33rd Avenue Okeechobee, Florida 34972 at public sale, in the presence of the Plaintiff, to the highest and best bidder for cash, at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 312 North West 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida, Second Floor, Jury Assembly Room, on the 18th day of September, 2013, beginning at 11:00 a.m., pursuant to the terms of the Summary Final Judgment of Foreclosure and in accordance with Section 45.031, Florida Statutes. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must le a claim within 60 days after the sale. 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 31st day of July, 2013. SHARON ROBERTSON CLERK CIRCUIT COURT BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk 450277 ON 8/21,28/2013 Public Notice Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT, NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 2012-CA-368 IBERIABANK, a Louisiana banking corporation, Plaintiff, VS. FLORIDA TREND HOMES, INC., a dissolved Florida corporation, TERRANCE J. BRISSON a/k/a TERRY J. BRISSON a/k/a TERRY BRISSON a/k/a TERRENCE BRISSON, an individual, DEBRA R. BRISSON, an individual, JOHN R. J.R. WOLOSKI a/k/a JOHN R. WOLOSKI, an individual, LINDA DRAUGHN WOLOSKI a/k/a LINDA E. WOLOSKI, an individual, AMERICAN DRILLING SERVICES, INC., a Florida corporation, AMERICAN MARBLE AND GRANITE, LLC, a Florida limited liability company, ROOF CONCEPTS, INC., a Florida corporation, UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF TERRY J. BRISSON, an individual, UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF DEBRA R. BRISSON, an individual, UNKNOWN TENANTS in possession of 3100 NW 33rd Avenue, Okeechobee, Okeechobee County, Florida, and UNKNOWN TENANTS in possession of 3853 NW 39th Avenue, Okeechobee, Okeechobee County, Florida, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE (Count V) Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to a summary nal judgment in the above-captioned action, the Clerk of Circuit Court, Okeechobee County, Florida, Sharon Robertson, will sell the property situated in Okeechobee County, Florida, described as follows: Property #239 Lot 4, Block 43 of BASSWOOD UNIT 3, according to the Plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 3, Page(s) 37, of the Public Records of OKEECHOBEE County, Florida. a/k/a Lot 4, in Block 43, of BASSWOOD UNIT THREE, according to the Plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 3, at Page 37, of the Public Records of Okeechobee County, Florida. Property address: 3853 NW 39th Avenue Okeechobee, Florida 34972 at public sale, in the presence of the Plaintiff, to the highest and best bidder for cash, at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 312 North West 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida, Second Floor, Jury Assembly Room, on the 18th day of September, 2013, beginning at 11:00 a.m., pursuant to the terms of the Summary Final Judgment of Foreclosure and in accordance with Section 45.031, Florida Statutes. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must le a claim within 60 days after the sale. 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 31st day of July, 2013. SHARON ROBERTSON CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk 450278 ON 8/21,28/2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA, CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 2011CA374 BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP FKA COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS SERVICING LP, Plaintiff vs. KRISTINA K LAND, et al. Defendant(s) NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure or Order dated August 5, 2013, entered in Civil Case Number 2011CA374, in the Circuit Court 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 is the Plaintiff, and KRISTINA K LAND, et al., are the Defendants, I will sell the property situated in Okeechobee County, Florida, described as: LOT 21 AND THE WEST 1/2 OF LOT 22, CONNERS HIGHLANDS, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 1, PAGE 21, 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: August 6, 2013. SHARON ROBERTSON Okeechobee County Clerk of Court BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy ClerkIf 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 Conic 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 o 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. 450575 ON 8/21,28/2013 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 IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 47-2011-CA-000212-CAA-XMX FV-I, INC. IN TRUST FOR MORGAN STANLEY MORTGAGE CAPITAL HOLDINGS, LLC, Plaintiff, v. MECHELE DAVIS, et al. Defendants NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE is hereby given that pursuant to the Final Judgment entered in the cause pending in the Circuit Court of the Nineteenth Judicial Circuit, in and for Okeechobee County, Florida, Case No. 47-2011-CA-000212-CAAXMX in which FV-I Inc., in trust for Morgan Stanley Mortgage Capital Holdings, LLC, is the plaintiff, and Mechele Davis; East Coast Recovery, Inc.; Tenant #1; and all unknown parties claiming interest by, through, under or against a named defendant to this action, or having or claiming to have any right, title, or interest in the Property, are Defendants, the undersigned Clerk will sell the property situated in Okeechobee County, Florida described as: BEING A PARCEL OF LAND LYING IN SECTION 17, TOWNSHIP 37 SOUTH, RANGE 36 EAST, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA, DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCE AT THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF SECTION 17, THENCE SOUTH 89 DEGREES 57 MINUTES 33 SECONDS EAST ALONG THE SOUTH LINE OF SECTION 17 A DISTANCE OF 180.00 FEET TO A POINT LYING ON THE EAST RIGHT OF WAY OF NORTHEAST 64TH AVENUE; THENCE NORTH 00 DEGREES 05 MINUTES 07 SECONDS EAST ALONG SAID EAST RIGHT OF WAY A DISTANCE OF 3768.32 FEET TO A POINT LYING ON THE NORTH RIGHT OF WAY LINE OF NORTHEAST 11TH WAY, SAID POINT ALSO BEING THE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE CONTINUE NORTH 00 DEGREES 05 MINUTES 07 SECONDS EAST ALONG SAID EAST RIGHT OF WAY OF NORTHEAST 64TH AVENUE A DISTANCE OF 209.43 FEET TO A POINT; THENCE SOUTH 89 DEGREES 24 MINUTES 08 SECONDS EAST PARALLEL WITH THE NORTH RIGHT OF WAY OF NORTHEAST 11TH WAY A DISTANCE OF 104.00 FEET TO A POINT; THENCE SOUTH 00 DEGREES 05 MINUTES 07 SECONDS WEST PARALLEL WITH THE EAST RIGHT OF WAY OF NORTHEAST 64TH AVENUE A DISTANCE OF 209.43 FEET TO A POINT LYING ON THE NORTH RIGHT OF WAY OF NORTHEAST 11TH WAY; THENCE NORTH 89 DEGREES 24 MINUTES 08 SECONDS WEST ALONG SAID NORTH RIGHT OF WAY A DISTANCE OF 104.00 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. BEING SUBJECT TO ANY AN ALL EASEMENTS OR RIGHT OF WAY OF RECORD. TOGETHER WITH A 2000 SKYLINE MOBILE HOME LOCATED THEREON, ID #8D611026M, TITLE #8093897 A/K/A: 1120 NE 64TH AVENUE, OKEECHOBEE, FL 34974-8047 Together with an undivided percentage interest in the common elements pertaining thereto, at public sale, to the highest and best bidder for cash at 11:00 a.m. on the 18th day of September, 2013, at the OKEECHOBEE COUNTY JUDICIAL CENTER, 312 North West 3rd Street, 2nd Floor, Jury Assembly Room, Okeechobee, FL 34972. DATED this 1st day of August, 2013 SHARON ROBERTSON CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT OKEECHOBEE COUNTY BY: SANDRA L. CREECH As Deputy Clerk 449939 ON 8/21,28/2013 Public Notice Public Notice 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 13 Okeechobee News A ugust 21, 2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 12000505CAAXMX BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., Plaintiff, vs. PANNA CHAUHAN, et al, Defendant(s) NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN Pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated JULY 31 2013, and entered in Case No. 12000505CAAXMX of the Circuit Court of the Nineteenth Judicial Circuit in and for Okeechobee County, Florida in which Bank of America, N.A., is the Plaintiff and Panna Chauhan Uttam Chauhan Conners IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 47-2012-CA-000454 Gables Homeowners Association, Inc., Tenant # 1, Tenant # 2, The Unknown Spouse of Panna Chauhan, The Unknown Spouse of Uttam Chauhan, are defendants, the Okeechobee County Clerk of the Circuit Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in the Jury Assembly Room, 2nd Floor, Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 34972, Okeechobee County, Florida at 11:00AM on the 11TH day of SEPTEMBER, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment of Foreclosure: LOT 15, LESS THE NORTH 19.00 FEET THEREOF AND THE NORTH 38.00 FEET OF LOT 14, BLOCK 6, 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. A/K/A 820 SE 38TH TER OKEECHOBEE FL 34974-3714 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must le a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated in Okeechobee County, Florida this 6TH day of AUGUST, 2013. SHARON ROBERTSON Clerk of the Circuit Court Okeechobee County, Florida By: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk Albertelli Law, Attorney for Plaintiff P.O. Box 23028, Tampa, FL 33623 (813) 221-4743 (813) 221-9171 facsimile eService: servealaw@albertellilaw.com TS 004748F01 In Accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Corrie Johnson, ADA Coordinator, 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. 450568 ON 8/21,28/2013 NATIONSTAR MORTGAGE LLC, Plaintiff, VS. RENE LUBIANO et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Mortgage Foreclosure dated August 06, 2013 and entered in Case No. 47-2012CA-000454 of the Circuit Court of the NINETEENTH Judicial Circuit in and for OKEECHOBEE County, Florida wherein NATIONSTAR MORTGAGE LLC is the Plaintiff and RENE LUBIANO; THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF RENE LUBIANO N/K/A VERONICA LUBIANO; TENANT #1 N/K/A MARGARITA CASTILLEJA, and TENANT #2 N/K/A ISADORO CASTILLEJA 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 18th day of September, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: LOT 25, BLOCK 46, BASSWOOD, UNIT 4, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 49, PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. A/K/A 2601 NW 32ND AVENUE, OKEECHOBEE, FL 34972 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must le a claim within sixty (60) days after the sale. WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of this Court on August 9 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 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. 450579 ON 8/21,28/2013 LEGAL ADVERTISEMENT The Workforce Development Board of the Treasure Coast (DBA, Workforce Solutions) – Region 20 and the Treasure Coast Job Training Consortium announce a meeting of the Workforce Development Board and Consortium to which all persons are invited: Date & Time: Wednesday, August 28, 2013 – 8:00 a.m. Place: Workforce Solutions 584 NW University Blvd., Suite 100 Port St. Lucie, FL 34986 PURPOSE: To discuss matters concerning the Workforce Investment Act, Workforce Employment Opportunities, the Welfare Transition Program, One-Stop Career Centers and the Workforce Development Board (DBA, Workforce Solutions). A copy of the agenda may be obtained by contacting: Workforce Solutions 584 NW University Blvd., Suite 100 Port St. Lucie, FL 34986 Should any person wish to appeal any decision made by the Board with respect to any matter considered at the above referenced meeting, they will need to ensure a verbatim recording of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is based, in order to provide a record for judicial review. Persons use TTY/TTD, contact Florida Relay 711. 450266 ON 8/21/2013 READING A NEWSPAPER MAKES YOU A MORE INFORMED AND INTERESTING PERSON. No wonder newspaper readers are more popular! Time to clean out the attic, basement and/or garage? Advertise your yard sale in the classifieds and make your clean up a breeze!

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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.: 12000375CA WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A., Plaintiff, VS. SHARON BISHOP A/K/A SHARON L. BISHOP; BLUE HERON GOLF AND COUNTRY CLUB HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC.; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF SHARON BISHOP AKA SHARON L. BISHOP; 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 16th day of July, 2013, and entered in Case No. 12000375CA, 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 SHARON BISHOP A/K/A SHARON L. BISHOP, BLUE HERON GOLF AND COUNTRY CLUB HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC., UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF SHARON BISHOP AKA SHARON L. BISHOP 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 18th day of September, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: LOT 229, BLUE HERON GOLF AND COUNTRY CLUB, PHASE IV-A, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 6, PAGE 68, 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 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 449318 ON 8/21,28/2013 Public Notice 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 NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 47-2012-CA-000428 NATIONSTAR MORTGAGE LLC, Plaintiff, VS. RENEE KLINGLER A/K/A RENEE KATHLEEN KLINGIER, et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Mortgage Foreclosure dated August 06, 2013 and entered in Case No. 47-2012CA-000428 of the Circuit Court of the NINETEENTH Judicial Circuit in and for OKEECHOBEE County, Florida wherein NATIONSTAR MORTGAGE LLC is the Plaintiff and RENEE KLINGLER A/K/A RENEE KATHLEEN KLINGLER A/K/A RENEE KATHLEEN KLINGIER; THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF RENEE KLINGLER A/K/A RENEE KATHLEEN KLINGLER A/K/A RENEE KATHLEEN KLINGIER N/K/A JOSH BOYER; BROTHER-IN-LAW ENTERPRISES; TENANT #1 N/K/A NAME REFUSED, and TENANT #2 N/K/A NAME REFUSED 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 18th day of September, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: LOT 13 OF ROWLAND ACRES NO. 3, AN UNRECORDED PLAT, BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCE AT THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF LOT 1, TREASURE ISLAND UNIT NO. 5, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 45 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA; THENCE RUN SOUTH 0 DEGREES 04 MINUTES 30 SECONDS WEST, ALONG THE EAST BOUNDARY OF SAID TREASURE ISLAND UNIT NO. 5, FOR A DISTANCE OF 61 FEET TO A POINT, SAID POINT BEING ON THE SOUTH BOUNDARY OF BASS STREET ACCORDING TO THE PLAT OF TREASURE ISLAND UNIT NO. 6, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 57 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA; THENCE RUN EASTERLY ALONG THE SOUTH BOUNDARY OF BASS STREET FOR A DISTANCE OF 900.00 FEET FOR THE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE CONTINUE EAST FOR A DISTANCE OF 75.00 FEET; THENCE RUN SOUTH 0 DEGREES 04 MINUTES 30 SECONDS WEST FOR A DISTANCE OF 115.00 FEET; THENCE RUN WEST FOR A DISTANCE OF 75.00 FEET;THENCE RUN NORTH 0 DEGREES 04 MINUTES 30 SECONDS EAST FOR A DISTANCE OF 115.00 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING; LYING IN AND COMPRISING A PART OF SECTION 25, TOWNSHIP 37 SOUTH, RANGE 35 EAST. A/K/A 4212 SE 28TH STREET, OKEECHOBEE, FL 34974 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must le a claim within sixty (60) days after the sale. WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of this Court on August 9, 2013. Sharon Robertson Clerk of the Circuit Court BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk Ronald R Wolfe & Associates, P.L. P.O. Box 25018, Tampa, Florida 33622-5018 F 12012269 NATIONSTAR-FHA-cpadilla-Team 4 F12012269 eservice@wolfelaw .com **See Americans with Disabilities Act Florida Rules of Judicial AdministrationRule 2.540 Notices to Persons With Disabilities If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Corrie Johnson, ADA Coordinator, 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. 450570 ON 8/21,28/2013 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 Public Notice 14 Okeechobee News August 21, 2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. CASE No. 472010CA000066CAAXMX BANK OF AMERICA, NA., PLAINTIFF, V S. 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. 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. 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, A DA 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 y ou 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 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.: 47-2012-CA-000089 BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP Plaintiff, VS. MELINDA BONEY, et. al., Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order or Final Judgment entered in Case No. 47-2012CA-000089 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, Plaintiff, and, MELINDA BONEY, et. al., are Defendants. The Clerk of Court will sell to the highest bidder for cash at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, second oor, Jury Assembly Room, 312 North West 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida at the hour of 11:00AM, on SEPTEMBER 11, .2013, the following described property: LOT 35, OF EDGEWATER ACRES, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 7 AT PAGE 59 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 22nd day of JULY, 2013. SHARON ROBERTSON CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT By: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk IMPORTANT If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entiHow do you find a job in todays competitive market? In the employment section of the classifiedstled, 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. 450216 ON 8/21,28/2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDACASE NO.: 472012CA000156CAAXMXU.S BANK TRUST NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, NOT IN ITS INDIVIDUAL CAPACITY BUT SOLELY AS DELAWARE TRUSTEE AND U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, NOT IN ITS INDIVIDUAL CAPACITY BUT SOLELY AS COTRUSTEE FOR GOVERNMENT LOAN SECURITIZATION TRUST 2011-FV1VS. DEBRA COLE; EL AT; Defendants NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS GIVEN that, in accordance with the Default Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated July 30, 2013, in the above-styled cause, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida, in the Jury Assembly Room, 2nd Floor/ ALL SALES SHALL BE SCHEDULED AT 11:00 AM, in Okeechobee, Florida, on Spetember 18, 2013, the following described property: LOT 130, TREASURE ISLAND, UNIT NO. 7, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 60, PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. Property Address: 3130 SE 23RD STREET, OKEECHOBEE, FL 34974, OKEECHOBEE ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAT THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER SALES. If you are a person with a disability who needs any accomIN 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 FEDERAL LAND BANK ASSOCIATION, FLCA, Plaintiff, 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. modation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Corrie Johnson, ADA Coordinator, 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772)807-4370 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. Witness my hand and seal of this Court on July 31, 2013 SHARON ROBERTSON Clerk of Court By: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk Marinosci Law Group, P.C. 100 W. Cypress Creek Road, Suite 1045 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309SERVICEFL@MLG-DEFAULTLAW.COM SERVICEFL2@MLG-DEFAULTLAW.COM449943 ON 8/21,28/2013, ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST 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 Sandler & Sandler 117 Aragon Avenue Coral Gables, Florida 33134 449861 ON 8/14,21/2013 OKEECHOBEE COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD POLICY In accordance with the Administrative Procedures Act, Chapter 120, Florida Statutes, notice is hereby given that the Okeechobee County School Board will consider amendment of the School Board policy listed below at their meeting on at their meeting on Tuesday, October 8, 2013, at 6:00 p.m., in Room 303 of the School Board Administrative Of ce at 700 S.W. Second Avenue, Okeechobee. A copy of the proposed amendment is available in the Superintendent’s Of ce, Room 307, 700 S.W. 2nd Avenue, Okeechobee. Amendment of School Board Policy 6.14 Employment of Athletic Coaches Who Are Not Full-Time Employees of the School Board I. School Board Policy 6.14 provides guidelines for employment of athletic coaches who are not full-time employees of the School Board. II. The proposed revision clari es the conditions upon which an individual who is not a full-time employee may be hired as an athletic coach III. Legal authority for this policy is FS 1001.41, 1012.22, 1012.23. Laws implemented are FS 119.07, 1001.43, 1012.22, 1012.24, 1012.27, 1012.31, 1012.33, 1012.36, 1012.55, 1012.56, and State Board of Education Rule 6A-4.0282. IV. This policy amendment will not affect individuals from an economic standpoint. Ken Kenworthy Superintendent of Schools 449790 ON 8/21/2013 Need a few more bucks to purchase something deer? Pick up some extra bucks when you sell your used items in the classifeids. READING A NEWSPAPER HELPS YOU UNDERSTAND THE WORLD AROUND YOU.

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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.: 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 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 Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 47-2012-CA-000312 WELLS FARGO BANK, NA, Plaintiff, VS. THE UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, LIENORS, CREDITORS, TRUSTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS CLAIMING BY, THROUGH,UNDER, OR AGAINST LINDA L. SMITH A/K/A LINDA W. SMITH A/KA/ LINDA WINELAND SMITH, DECEASED et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Mortgage Foreclosure dated August 06, 2013 and entered in Case No. 47-2012CA-000312 of the Circuit Court of the NINETEENTH Judicial Circuit in and for OKEECHOBEE County, Florida wherein WELLS FARGO BANK, NA is the Plaintiff and THE UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, LIENORS, CREDITORS, TRUSTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS CLAIMING BY, THROUGH,UNDER, OR AGAINST LINDA L. SMITH A/K/A LINDA LOU SMITH A/K/A LINDA WINELAND SMITH A/K/A LINDA W. SMITH, DECEASED; STANLEY L. STEARNS, JR. A/K/A STANLEY LLOYD STEARNS, AS AN HEIR OF THE ESTATE OF LINDA L. SMITH A/K/A LINDA LOU SMITH A/K/A LINDA WINELAND SMITH A/K/A LINDA W. SMITH, DECEASED; STEVEN EARL SMITH A/K/A STEVEN E. SMITH, AS AN HEIR OF THE ESTATE OF LINDA L. SMITH A/K/A LINDA LOU SMITH A/K/A LINDA WINELAND SMITH A/K/A LINDA W. SMITH, DECEASED; AMY I. SMITH; ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANT(S) WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS; STATE OF FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE; TENANT #1 N/K/A SHANNON SMITH are the Defendants, The Clerk of the Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM, 2ND FLOOR, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY JUDICIAL CENTER, 312 N.W. 3RD STREET, OKEECHOBEE, FLORIDA 34972 at 11:00AM, on the18th day of September, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: BEING A PARCEL OF LAND LYING IN SECTION 9, TOWNSHIP 38 SOUTH, RANGE 36 EAST, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA, BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCE AT THE HANCOCK MEANDER CORNER BETWEEN SECTIONS 4 AND 9, TOWNSHIP 38 SOUTH, RANGE 36 EAST; THENCE RUN SOUTH 61 DEGREES 00 MINUTES 17 SECONDS EAST ALONG THE HANCOCK MEANDER LINE FOR A DISTANCE OF 621.38 FEET TO THE MEANDER CORNER; THENCE RUN SOUTH 53 DEGREES 40 MINUTES 34 SECONDS EAST ALONG SAID HANCOCK MEANDER LINE FOR A DISTANCE OF 500.79 FEET TO THE INTERSECTION WITH THE NORTHWEST LINE OF E. 0. UPTHEGROVE’S PROPERTY AS FIRST DESCRIBED IN DEED BOOK 18, PAGE 375, PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA, ALSO KNOWN AS THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF THE EAST 1/2 OF LOT 13, BLOCK 5, FARM LANDS OF THE CONSOLIDATED LAND COMPANY, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 1, PAGE 5, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA; THENCE RUN SOUTH 35 DEGREES 21 MINUTES 00 SECONDS WEST ALONG SAID BOUNDARY LINE IF PROJECTED SOUTHWESTERLY A DISTANCE OF 220.34 FEET TO THE SOUTH RIGHT OF WAY LINE OF STATE ROAD 15, (CONNER’S HIGHWAY) AND THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF LAND DESCRIBED IN OFFICIAL RECORD BOOK 359, PAGE 1719 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA; RUN THENCE SOUTH 50 DEGREES 46 MINUTES 16 SECONDS EAST ALONG SAID SOUTH RIGHT OF WAY LINE A DISTANCE OF 294.72 FEET TO THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF SAID OFFICIAL RECORD BOOK 359, PAGE 1719 AND THE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE RUN SOUTH 90 DEGREES 46 MINUTES 16 SECONDS EAST ALONG SAID RIGHT OF WAY LINE FOR A DISTANCE OF 73.94 FEET; THENCE RUN SOUTH 35 DEGREES 30 MINUTES 18 SECONDS WEST FOR A DISTANCE OF 274.15 FEET TO THE 17 FOOT CONTOUR LINE OF LAKE OKEECHOBEE; THENCE RUN NORTH 50 DEGREES 05 MINUTES 18 SECONDS WEST ALONG SAID 17 FOOT CONTOUR LINE FOR A DISTANCE OF 74.03 FEET TO THE SOUTHEAST CORNER OF SAID PARCEL DESCRIBED IN OFFICIAL RECORDS BOOK 359, PAGE 1719; THENCE RUN NORTH 35 DEGREES 30 MINUTES 38 SECONDS EAST ALONG THE SOUTHEAST BOUNDARY OF SAID PARCEL FOR A DISTANCE OF 273.30 FEET TO THE SAID SOUTH RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE OF STATE ROAD 15 AND THE POINT OF BEGINNING GRANTOR RESERVES A NON-EXCLUSIVE EASEMENT UNTO HERSELF, HER HEIRS, SUCCESSORS AND ASSIGNS FOR INGRESS AND EGRESS OVER AND ACROSS THE SOUTHEASTERLY 5 FEET OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY EXTENDING FROM THE SOUTH BOUNDARY OF S.R. 15 (CONNOR’S HIGHWAY) TO THE 17 FOOT CONTOUR LINE OF LAKE OKEECHOBEE. A/K/A 8560 SE HIGHWAY UNIT # 441, OKEECHOBEE, FL 34974-9551 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must le a claim within sixty (60) days after the sale. WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of this Court on August 9, 2013. Sharon Robertson Clerk of the Circuit Court By: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk Ronald R Wolfe & Associates, P.L. P.O. Box 25018, Tampa, Florida 33622-5018 F12007996 WELLSLPS-SPECFNMA-R-bmellette-Team 1F12007996 eservice@wolfelaw .com **See Americans with Disabilities Act Florida Rules of Judicial AdministrationRule 2.540 Notices to Persons With Disabilities If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Corrie Johnson, ADA Coordinator, 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. 450573 ON 8/21,28/2013 Public Notice 15 Okeechobee News A ugust 21, 2013 Some newspapers seem to take pleasure in the bad news. Not us. We do print badŽ news. (It IS newsworthy when things go wrong, and citizens need to know about problems.) Still, we give most of our attention to good news the kind you clip and tape to your refrigerator door. (This isnt difficult. The vast majority of what happens in our community IS good.) How are we doing? Let us know by emailing feedback@newszap.com or calling your editor.Community Service Through Journalism NOTICE OF FORFEITURE COMPLAINT On or about July 2, 2013, the Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Of ce seized the following property: UNITED STATES CURRENCY IN THE AMOUNT OF $15,135.00 and intends to seek forfeiture under the Florida Contraband Forfeiture Act. 450615 ON 8/21,28/2013 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, V S. 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 Clerk of Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in the Jury A ssembly 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. A ny person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens, must le a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated this 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 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, VS. 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 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must le a claim within sixty (60) days after the sale. WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of this Court on 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 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 Grab a bargain from your neighbors garage, attic, basement or closet in todays classifieds. Find it faster. Sell it sooner in the classifiedsIN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT,IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.: 472012CA000123CAAXMX BANK OF AMERICA NA AS 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 of 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 COURT BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk IMPORTANT If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Corrie Johnson, ADA Coordinator, 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. 447244 ON 8/14,21/2013 READING A NEWSPAPER...makes you a more informed and interesting person. No wonder readers are more successful!

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Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA Case No: 2012-CA-417 BRANCH BANKING AND TRUST COMPANY, successor in interest to Colonial Bank by acquisition of assets from the FDIC as Receiver for Colonial Bank, successor in Interest to Palm Beach National Bank & Trust Company, Plaintiff, v. SUPER STOP PETROLEUM INC.; the CITY OF OKEECHOBEE; and FARM STORES, INC., Defendant(s). NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that, pursuant to the Final Judgment entered on April 10, 2013, in the above-captioned action, the Okeechobee County, Florida Clerk of Courts will sell the property situated in Okeechobee County, Florida: EXHIBIT “A” BEGIN AT THE SOUTHEAST CORNER OF BLOCK “K”, CITY OF OKEECHOBEE, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 5, PAGE 5, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA, AND RUN THENCE SOUTH 1849’45” WEST, A DISTANCE OF 179.50 FEET TO A PONT ON T HE NORTH BOUNDARY OF LOT “R”, BLOCK 252, CITY OF OKEECHOBEE, ACCORDING THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 2, AT PAGE 4, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA; THENCE RUN WEST ALONG THE NORTH BOUNDARY OF SAID LOT “R”, A DISTANCE OF 106.98 FEET TO A POINT LYING EAST, A DISTANCE OF 135 FEET FROM THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF LOT “R”; THENCE RUN NORTH A DISTANCE OF 312.03 FEET TO A POINT OF INTERSECTION ON THE SOUTH RIGHT OF WAY OF STATE ROAD 70 (NORTH PARK STREET) AS NOW MAINTAINED AND LOCATED; THENCE RUN SOUTH 8750’47” EAST ALONG THE SOUTH RIGHT OF WAY OF STATE ROAD 70 (NORTH PARK STREET) AS NOW MAINTAINED AND LOCATED A DISTANCE OF 165.61 FEET TO A POINT ON THE EAST BOUNDARY OF BLOCK “K”, CITY OF OKEECHOBEE, AS AFORESAID; THENCE RUN SOUTH ALONG THE EAST BOUNDARY OF SAID BLOCK “K” A DISTANCE OF 135.73 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. TOGETHER WITH: All of Super Stop Petroleum Inc.’s (“Debtor”) property rights of any kind whatsoever, whether now existing or hereafter acqu ired, together with increases, substitutions thereto and all replacements thereof, additions and accessions thereto and the proceeds and products thereof, whe ther real, personal, mixed or otherwise, and whether tangible or intangible, secured by that certain real property or any part thereof located in Okeechobee County, Florida described above (the “Property”). All buildings and improvements of every kind and description now or hereafter located upon the Property. All and singular, the tenements, hereditaments and appurtenances thereunto belonging or in anywise appertaining, and the rev ersion or reversions, remainder and remainders, rents, issues and pro ts thereof; and also all the estate, title, interest, property, claim and demand whatsoever of Debtor, of, in and to the same and of, in and every part of parcel thereof. All right, title and interest of Debtor, if any, in and to the land lying in the bed of any street, road or avenue, opened o r proposed, in front of or adjoining the Property to the center line thereof. All easements, rights-of-way, cores of land, ways, alleys, passages, sewer rights, waters, water courses, water rights and p owers, riparian and littoral rights, mineral, soil, crops, trees, timber, docks and dockage rights, and all estate, rights, titles, interests privileges and liberti es of any nature whatsoever, in any way belonging, relating or pertaining to the Property. All xtures, equipment, inventory, and articles of personal property now or at any time hereafter attached to or used in any way in connection with the use, operation and occupation of the building erected on the Propert y or any part thereof as residences, apartments, furnished apart ments, of ces, warehouses, or otherwise (hereinafter called “equipment”) such equipment including but without being limited to all equipment, wall-to-wall ca rpet, stoves, ranges, refrigerators, and other electric equipment, heating, lighting and plumbing xtures and used at any time in the operation, use and occupation of any of the buildings on the Property and dynamos, motors, furnaces, vacuum cleaning systems, re prevention and extinguishing apparatus, cooling systems, at any time used in or about or upon the Property, except personal property, if any, belonging to others than Debtor, located on the Property, any and all nursery, landscaping or shrubbing inventory and equipment located on the Property, it being understood and agreed, however, that any renewal, replaceme nt or substitution of any and all such equipment shall be purchased by Debtor and when paid for be owned by it; and all of the right, title and interest of Debtor in and to the equipment which may be subject to any retention or security agreement superior in lien to the lien of the mortgage or other security instrument, except in all instances, any furniture, xtures and equipment as described above which is the personal property of and owned by any of the tenants of the Property. Any and all awards or payments, including interest thereon, and the right to receive the same, which may be made with respec t to the Property as a result of (a) the exercise of the right of eminent domain, (b) the alteration of the grade of any street, or (c) any other injury to or d ecrease in the value of the Property, to the extent of all amounts which may be secured at the date of receipt of any such award or payment by bank, and of the reaso nable attorneys’ fees, costs and disbursements, incurred by bank in connection with the collection of such award or payment. All building materials that may be placed on the Property and all bonuses and royalties on the Property and further, all ren ts, royalties, pro ts, revenues, incomes and other bene ts arising from the use or enjoyment of the Property or from any contract pertaining to such use or enjoyment. All leases and contracts for sale now and hereafter entered into involving the Property or any part thereof, and all right, title and interest or Debtor thereunder, including, without limitation, cash or securities deposited thereunder to secure obligations. All of Debtor’s right, title and interest in all leases of equipment permitted hereunder if any, and in said leased equipmen t. All right, title and interest of Debtor to plans and speci cations, designs, drawings and other matters prepared for any construction on the Property. All good will, trademarks, trade names, option rights, purchase contracts, books and records and general intangibles of Debtor relating to the Property, all licenses or permits in connection with the construction on or operation of the Property; all accounts, instruments, chattel paper and other rights of Debtor for payment of money for property sold or loaned, for services rendered, for money loaned, or for advances or deposits made and any other intangible property of Debtor related to the Property; all accounts notes and contr act rights of the Debtor, whether now existing or hereafter acquire d, all chattel paper and instru-ments, whether now existing or hereafter acquired, evidencing any obligations to Debtor for payment of goods sold or leased or services rendered; all interest of the Debtor in any goods, the sale or lease of which shall have given or shall give rise to any of the foregoing; all as may be more particularly de ned in Florida Statutes Chapter 673 or at common law; and all proceeds of any of the foregoing. All rights of Debtor under all contracts now or hereafter made with any provider of goods or services for or in connection w ith construction undertaken on, or services performed or to be performed in connection with the Property, including any architect’s agreement and the construction contract which have been entered into by Debtor for the design and construction of the Property. All rights of Debtor as seller or borrower under any agreement, contract, understanding or arrangement pursuant to which Deb tor has, with the consent of the bank, obtained the agreement of any person to pay or disburse any money for Debtor’s sale (or borrowing on the security of) the Property or any part thereof, (including any sale contracts) together with all deposits paid by purchasers under such sales contracts which are bein g held in escrow pending closing of such sales. All insurance policies now or hereafter in effect with r espect to the Property, or any portion thereof, any unearned premium s thereon, and all proceeds thereof. All of the water, sanitary and storm sewer systems now or hereafter owned by the Debtor which are now or hereafter located b y, over, and/or upon the Property or any part and parcel thereof, and which water system includes all water mains, service laterals, hydrants, valves an d appurtenances, and which sewer system includes all sanitary sewer lines, including mains, laterals, manholes and appurtenances. All paving for streets, roads, walkways or entrance ways now or hereafter owned by Debtor and which are now or hereafter loc ated on the Property or any part or parcel thereof; provided that such matters shall be r eleased upon a public dedication of such roads to any governmental municipality having jurisdiction. All of Debtor’s right, title and interest as seller in and to all agreements for the sale of the Property, or any part there of, heretofore made and entered into, and in and to all sale agreements hereafter made entered into, by or on behalf of Debtor, together with all deposits and paymen ts in connection therewith, together with any and all receivables now or hereafter due Debtor with respect to such agreements. All of the right, title and interest of the Debtor in and to all unearned premiums accrued, accruing or to accrue under any, and all insurance policies now or hereafter provided pursuant to the terms of security agreements and all proceeds or sums payable for the loss of or damage to ( a) the Property or collateral described herein or (b) rents, revenues, income, pro ts or proceeds from service agreements or contracts, leases, franchises, concessions or licenses of or any part of the Property. All of Debtor’s interests in all utility security deposits or bonds on the Property or any part or parcel thereof and all re sidential units of density and water and sewer reservations and equivalent residential connections affecting or allocated to the Property. All other property or rights of Debtor of any kind or char acter related to the Property and all proceeds and products of any of the foregoing, all of the foregoing including such property whether now or hereafter existing or acquired. All permits, licenses, certi cates of use and occupancy (or their equivalent), zoning and governmental applications and approvals relating to the above-described real property and the impr ovements now or hereafter thereon. All agreements and contract rights, including the proceeds thereunder, now or hereinafter entered into or obtained in connec tion with the acquisition, development, construction, renovation, management, maintenance, sales, leasing or operation of the Property, and the improvements no w or hereafter thereon; any and all development and construction contracts, engineering, architectural and surveying agreements, purchase and sales con tracts, utilities agreements and rights, maintenance and service contracts, ctitious names and tradenames, warrantee’s and guarantees, personal property and leases therefore, which pertain or relate in any manner to the Property or any portion thereof; and the improvements now or hereafter thereon, or to th e ownership or operation thereof; all material, payment and performance bonds and letters of credit obtained in connection with the Property and the imp rovements now or hereafter thereon. All bank accounts (excluding trust and agency accounts), including interest thereon, Letters(s) of Credit, deposits, cash, m oney and all additions thereto and substitutions therefore and all cash proceeds ther eof, delivered by Debtor to the bank. at public sale, to the highest bidder, for cash, in the Jury Assembly Room, Second Floor of the Okeechobee County Judicial C enter, located at 312 North West 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida at 11:00 a.m., on September 18, 2013. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from any of the sales, if any, other than the property owner as of the date o f 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 24, 2013. SHARON ROBERTSON CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA BY: Sandra L. 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y Advertise In Lake Okeechobees Real Estate Magazine!863.763.3134 Public Notice Public NoticeNOTICE OF REMOVAL OF NAMES OF POTENTIALLY INELIGIBLE VOTERS Pursuant to Section 98.075(7) of the Florida Statutes, the following persons are hereby noti ed that they are potentially ineligible to be registered to vote. Failure to respond within thirty (30) days of this notice may result in determination of ineligibility by the Supervisor of Elections and removal of the registered voter’s name from the statewide voter registration system. Douglas C. Bain Last known address: 4425 Hwy 441 S, #101 Okeechobee, FL Aimee L. McGovern Last known address: 4200 SE 140th Ave Okeechobee, FL Terrance T. Spivey Last known address: 1617 NW 5th St Okeechobee, FL Christy M. Williams Last known address: 5919 NE 8th Way Okeechobee, FL If further assistance is needed, please contact the Okeechobee County Supervisor of Elections. Diane Hagan, Okeechobee County Supervisor of Elections 304 NW 2nd St, Room 144 Okeechobee, FL 34972 (863)763-4014 450719 ON 8/21/2013 Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 47-2010-000482-CA U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION Plaintiff, v. 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 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 PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursu17 Okeechobee News A ugust 21, 2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File No.: 2011-CP-165 IN RE: ESTATE OF WILLIAM E. KELLAM, JR. Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the Estate of William E. Kellam, deceased, whose date of death was April 9, 2010 and whose social security number is xxx-xx-6781, is pending in the Circuit Court for Okeechobee County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 312 N.W. 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 34972. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representative’s attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent’s estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served, must le their claims with this Court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent’s estate must le their claims with this Court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT’S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of rst publication of this notice is August 21, 2013. 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ZAHM, P.A. 12425 28th Street North, Suite 200 St. Petersburg, FL 33716 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 ant 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. 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By Charles M. MurphyOkeechobee News It doesn’t take long to notice sophomore football player Edrick Neal at Brahman practice. After all, Neal stands over 6-foot-2-inches tall and weighs over 350 pounds. With those kinds of measurements, Neal has a chance to be a highly recruited football player in the next 24-36 months. His uncle made the NFL as a wide receiver and his dad, Eddie, was a star at Tulane University from 1981-1984. His older brother Eddie Neal is a twosport star at OHS who is being recruited by major colleges like Pittsburg and Alcorn State. Other members of his family -Jimmy Gary and Cleveland Gary -were also grid standouts in college and the NFL Neal is not letting his family name do the talking for him on the eld. Coaches smile when they work with Edrick because he listens and concentrates. Neal said he is w orking harder than other kids and wants to dominate and not just be a good player. “I feel pretty good out there this year. Christian Epps and I tied for the most days in the summer weight training sessions and I put in a lot of work. I want to stay dedicated to football all year long,” he added. Neal said he pushed himself to make workouts even though at times he wanted to be doing something else. “It is mind over matter. Your hurting lifting those weights but there is somebody else out there who is also working and can be bigger and stronger than you are,” he said. “You have got to outwork them.” Neal has lost a few pounds in the off season and is surprisingly quick and nimble on his feet. He has de nitely made improvements in his agility and his burst off the line is impressive. “I want to get faster on my feet because the ends I block will be quicker,” he explained. ”You need foot speed to compete with them.”. Neal will likely concentrate on being a starter at offensive tackle this year. He also could see time on the defensive line. He said he loves to run block and zone block. He said he’s been able to open up some holes at summer practice and loves playing offensive line. The strength of the Brahmans this year is the offensive line with returners like Bobby Jo Garza, Cody Walker, Cory Vickers and Ethan Parriot. Neal said all of the guys have helped him to improve and catch up to speed with the blocking schemes. He also thanked veteran line coach Glenn Attaway for his assistance. Neal said he is motivated by the desire for a perfect season at Okeechobee High. He notes it has never happened before and he’d like to achieve that record. He also looks up to his older brother Eddie who helps him learn the game and the system. He also takes advice from his father that should serve him well in sports. “He has always advised me to be a gentle giant off the eld but on the eld to be a total beast. I am trying to be more aggressive on the eld this year,” he added. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 18 Okeechobee News August 21, 2013 Edrick Neal continues family football tradition By Charles M. MurphyOkeechobee News G.W. Jarriel not only has a unique name but coaches say he has the unique skills needed to be a team leader and an anchor to their defensive secondary this year. The junior has a chance to be a four-year letter winner as he won the Most Improved Player Award in 2012. Coaches said G.W. has a great attitude and work ethic and is a good role model to emulate for the other players. Jarriel said he thinks the football team w ill be improved this year. “I feel we can make a lot of improvement. I feel like we have a better schedule this year and we can make up some ground,” he said. Jarriel has been busy this off season as he earned accolades for making the most days of off-season conditioning and weight room w orkouts. He also attended several camps that included college recruiters. “There were a lot of college recruiters talking to me and the camps were a pretty good deal. It was nice to be there, learn something and get my name out there,” he explained. Jarriel is expected to be a tough cover corner for the defense this year. He could also play some safety and may even see some time as a skilled player on offense. He said the toughest assignment for him this year might be the Clewiston Tigers and that he is eager to play the arch rival. He also expects the defense to be tough with a strong contingent of defensive linemen capable of putting pressure on the quarterback. “We de nitely will have a good line and a lot of people who can get to the quarterback. I think we will de nitely have a lot of pass rush,” he added. One question mark on the team will be linebacker with a lot of inexperience at that position. Top returner Adrian Minondo might see more time at running back. James Madrigal also returns from last year. Jarriel said when most of his classmates were out doing summer time recreational activities, he wanted to get better and the only way to do that is to get in the weight room and to work out. “I want to get better and I wanted to improve myself. I also want to be a leader on the team and I wanted to show I can be a leader,’ he added. Jarriel expected to anchor secondary Okeechobee News/ Charles Murphy Edrick Neal has gained some attention at Brahman football camp. Flag Football tryouts to be heldFirst and Goal Flag Football will be held by a ministry of First Baptist Church Okeechobee for grades K-12. Registration fee is $35 and the deadline along with mandatory tryouts is Sept. 7, from 9 11 a.m. You can pick up and return registration form and fee at 310 S.W. 5th Ave., or FBC Of ce at 401 S.W. Fourth St. For information, call 863-763-2171 or 863-467-7625. Traveling baseball team schedules home gamesChobee Outlawz traveling baseball team will play home games on Field #1 at the Okeechobee Sports Complex on the following dates:  Aug. 25 vs. NPB at 12 p.m. and 2 p.m.  Sept. 8 vs, West Boynton at 2 p.m. and 4 p.m.  Sept. 15 vs. Stuart at 2 p.m. and 4 p.m.  Sept. 22 vs. Ft. Pierce at 10 a.m. and 12 p.m.  Oct. 6 wvs. Home vs FP at 10 a.m. and 12 p.m.  Oct. 20 vs. Home vs Jupiter at 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. Please visit www.leaguelineup.com/south oridatravelbaseballleague for full details of the schedule and location of games.

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By Charles M. MurphyOkeechobee News OHS alumnus Eric Kindell has been named as the new baseball coach for the Brahmans. Kindell was a four-year letter winner for the Brahmans and graduated from OHS in 1995. He went on to play two years at Seminole Community College and two years at Embry-Riddle College in Daytona Beach. Kindell is the owner of Hide-Away Drive Thru and the Coaches Corner in Okeechobee. Kindell served as assistant softball coach last year under coach Heather Gillis. He also coached under then-OHS head baseball coach Dylan Tedders for one season. He has also several years of coaching experience for v arious recreational teams including those at OCRA. He is married to Melissa Kindell, a pediatric dentist at Everglades Pediatric Dentistry and has two children -Gavin, 7, and Mason, 5. Kindell said he wants to thank the school and the community for their support and belief in him. He said he is de nitely willing to take on the task and work hard. "It is something I de nitely have wanted to do for quite a while. I'm happy to be here and have the opportunity," he said. Kindell admits he was disappointed three years ago when he didn't get the job when Tedders left the dugout for an assistant principal's position. He said good things come to those who wait and show patience. Kindell is Okeechobee born and bred and knows the community well. He has watched the team suffer in recent years with subpar records and no post season appearances in ve years. He said his goal is to make the program strong again, but also to make the kids better men. "Baseball to me is more than just a game. I want the kids to learn the game, learn some life experiences and become better men," he added. Kindell said the kids were disappointed in their season last year but can be built back up. He said he doesn't want the kids to accept losing. "My ultimate goal is to win games but getting better every day is what I'm worried about," he added. Kindell helped coach the American Legion Post 64 team this year and saw the talent and the desire the kids have. He said he wants to turn this thing around and compete with teams in their district Jensen Beach, Port St. Lucie, South Fork and Fort Pierce Westwood. Kindell said he also enjoyed helping coach the softball team last year and got to understand the high school athlete. He praised the girls for their hard work ethic and wants the boy's baseball team to follow suit. He said kids should give 110 percent all the time not half the time. He also will emphasize discipline on and off the eld. He also wants the kids to have fun. "We've struggled with discipline in the past and it's not anybody's fault. It takes time to establish a good connection with the boys and get them to buy into what you're preaching," he added. Kindell also will fully support all of the travel ball teams and OCRA teams. He said Okeechobee is behind some Treasure Coast communities in terms of players who pla y the sport all year long. He said that is what is needed to be competitive in high school play. He hinted the team might have a lighter non-district schedule this year to get some con dence and get things going in the right direction. He also plans to support two American Legion Post 64 teams next summer to get more kids an opportunity. They will likel y have an 18 and under team again and start a 16 and under team. He also has named his assistant coaches. They include former Brahmans Brian Morgan and Blake Marsocci; last year's JV coach Rob Lawson; OHS soccer coach Lonnie Sears; and, former principal Brian Greseth. 19 Okeechobee News A ugust 21, 2013 Eric Kindell named OHS new baseball coach By Charles M. MurphyOkeechobee News The Okeechobee Brahmans 11 and under baseball team has been formed and will play in the Lake Worth baseball league. Coach Rick Durfee said the team has been invited to play Augu. 31 at Mets Stadium in Port St. Lucie. The team is holding a fundraiser for travel and other expenses. Y ou can purchase game tickets for $10 each or $32 for a family of four. For information, call Durfee at 634-6395. The tickets are also good for the St. Lucie Mets nal home game of the season and a reworks display after the game. Durfee said they hope to attend a national tournament next summer with the money they raise. They will also hold a fundraiser golf tournament on Oct. 5 at the Blue Heron Golf and Country Club in Okeechobee. Another travel ball baseball team called the Chobee Outlawz will begin play this month as well. They will host North Palm Beach on Sunday, Aug. 25, at the Okeechobee Sports Complex. A doubleheader will begin at noon. The Outlawz will also host two more twinbills. They will face Fort Pierce on Oct. 6 starting at 10 a.m., and Jupiter on Oct. 20. Those games will get under way at 2 p.m. Travel baseball teams formed Special to the Okeechobee NewsSenior Center hosts a basketball tournamentRemembering the beginning of the NBA on Aug. 3, 1949, the Senior Center hosted a basketball tournament. We join in celebrating our basketball champion Ernie Johnson, Sr. Pictured, from left to right, are: Dell Glavic, Jerry Ervay, Ernie Johnson, Sr., Sharon McPeak, Gus Anderson, Barbara Anderson, Bob Caldwell and April Hass.

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