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Wednesday, August 28, 2013 50¢ Plus tax V ol. 104 No. 103 15.56 feetLast Year: 12.48 feet Lake Levels S ource: South Florida Water M anagement District. Depth given in feet above sea level See page 4 for information about how to contact this newspaper. Family Fun Day ... Page 10Football season kicks off ... Page 11 Okeechobee News/ Katrina ElskenSpirt of VolunteerismKevin Hawthorne (left) and Jake Menendez (right) were honored with the Rudy Suchel Spirit of Volunteerism Award during the annual Okeechobee County 4-H Awards Banquet on Saturday at Okeechobee High School. “The award is in memory of one of the best volunteers Okeechobee County was ever blessed with,” said Pat Miller (center). It is presented to 4-Hers who personify the giving spirit of Rudy Suchel, a master gardener who volunteered for many years at the Extension Of ce. For more photos online, see the link on the Okeechobee News page on Facebook. Employees told they will be unemployed as of Sept. 30By Eric KoppOkeechobee News It’s been a tough couple of days for Sheriff Paul May and his staff. They had to tell 38 employees of the Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Of ce (OCSO) that they would be out of work effective Sept. 30. “It’s the hardest thing I’ve ever had to do,” the sheriff said Tuesday, Aug. 27. The sheriff and the Okeechobee County Board of County Commissioners have been at odds over the sheriff’s budget the last ve years. But it’s now come to the point where people have to lose their jobs in order for the sheriff’s of ce to operate. Sheriff May has turned in an amended budget of $15.3 million, but commissioners are holding steady at $12.8 million. In order to reach that $12.8 million mark, people must go. “If we had kept the staff, we could not have made the October payroll,” said OCSO Major Noel Stephen. Sheriff May and Maj. Stephen began telling their employees late last week about the pending layoffs. It was hoped this would give them time to nd employment elsewhere. Those being laid off are: ve certi ed of cers from the road patrol; two certi ed investigators from the detective bureau; two certied of cers from the civil division; two school crossing guards; two dispatchers; one certi ed of cer and three civilians from courthouse security; one full-time and two part-time administrative positions; 10 certi ed detention deputies and one certi ed deputy from corrections; one control room operator in the jail; three booking desk clerks; one secretary; one maintenance person; and, one person from food services. Sheriff’s of ce to lay off 38See SHERIFF — Page 7 Rodeo action returns to Okeechobee Cattlemen’s ArenaSpecial to the Okeechobee News Rodeo action will return to the Okeechobee Cattlemen’s Arena on U.S. 441 N. on Saturday, Aug. 31. The event will be a Ranch Rodeo, which showcases the skills that working cowboys use every day. The cowboys will compete in teams representing area ranches. This Ranch Rodeo will be unique in that it is part of a two-weekend competition. The same teams that competed in a rodeo at Brighton Seminole Reservation last weekend will compete on Saturday and Sunday. On Monday, the teams with the highest point totals will vie for the championship. The rodeo starts at 2:30 p.m. each day. In downtown Okeechobee, the Labor Da y Labor Day Festival is this weekendSee RODEO — Page 7

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 M. Fernanda Cuellar, RPT PHYSICAL THERAPYCONNECTION• Comprehensive Care for Back & Neck Pain • Joint Stiffness/Pain • Paralysis/Stroke Rehab • Post Surgeries & Joint Replacements • Auto, Work and Personal InjuriesThe relation between you and wellnessŽ 414 NW 3rd St • Okeechobee (P) 863.824.0499 • (F) 863.824.0511 www.physicaltherapy-connection.comWe accept most insurances 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 Always on Top of the JobŽRe-Roofing Specialists€ Metal & Shingle Roofs € Flats & Leaks Repair FREE ESTIMATES863-357-3838State Lic.#CCC1327338 2 Okeechobee News August 28, 2013 Today: Partly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm and a chance of rain in the afternoon. High of 90F. Winds from the East at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 30%. Tonight: Partly cloudy. Low of 70F. Winds less than 5 mph.Extended ForecastThursday: Clear in the morning, then partly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm and a chance of rain. High of 90F with a heat index of 95F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 20%. Thursday Night: Mostly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm and rain in the evening, then clear. Low of 70F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 20%. Friday: Clear in the morning, then partl y cloudy. High of 91F. Winds less than 5 mph. Friday Night: Clear. Low of 72F. Winds less than 5 mph. Saturday: Clear in the morning, then partly cloudy. High of 90F. Winds less than 5 mph. Saturday Night: Clear. Low of 72F. Winds less than 5 mph. Sunday: Partly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm. High of 90F with a heat index of 95F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance o f rain 20%. Okeechobee Forecast The Florida Department of Transportation advises motorists of road work and closures anticipated this week.Okeechobee County U.S. 441 North from Northwest 179th Street, to County Road 68 East : Maintenance project: Crews are repairing the shoulders near the roadway. Expect intermittent lane closures and use caution when traveling through work area.  U.S. 441 North from Northwest 9th Street, to Northwest 36th Street: Maintenance project: Crews are repairing the sidewalk. No lane closures are expected however, motorists should drive with caution.  U.S. 441 Southeast from SR 78 to the Martin County Line: Maintenance project: Crews will be trimming low-hanging tree branches as needed. No lane closures are expected however, motorists should drive with caution.  Roads closed for Labor Day Celebration: The City of Okeechobee will have temporary road closures for the All American Labor Day Celebration: Southwest Third and Fourth Avenues between North and South Park Streets will be closed to traf c starting at 5 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 30 and will remain closed off until 5 p.m., Monday, Sept. 2 for the All American Labor Day Celebration in Flagler Parks 2, 3 & 4. Beginning at 9:30 a.m. on Monday, Sept. 2, the parade route detours will begin in order to temporarily close vehicle traf c on Parrott Avenue and North Park Street for the annual Labor Day Parade. The temporary detours will cease at the end of the parade. Expect delays and follow detours during this time period.Highlands County S.R. 70 from U.S. 27 to Highlands/ Okeechobee County Line: Maintenance project: Crews are repairing shoulders around guardrails. Motorists should expect lane closures in various locations from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., through Thursday, weather permitting. Road Watch Special to the Okeechobee NewsB.R.A.T. Dance heldB.R.A.T. Dance was held Aug. 24 at the Okeechobee Freshman Campus. Winners of the night were Farrah Young, Kathy Runyar, Drake Baisley and Aniya Gore and are pictured with Allison Chandler, vice president, and Tamara Kelly, volunteer. The B.R.A.T. Club would like to thank the following sponsors; Ding-A-Ling Deli, Dominos, Buxton-Seawinds, DP Productions, Eastcoast Signs, Publix, Papa Johns, Okeechobee County Sheriff, Okeechobee City Police, Okeechobee News, Waste Management, WOKC Radio and Okeechobee County Schools, Jerry LaFavre, Beef ‘O’ Brady’s, Tammi’s Photography, Dairy Queen and the many volunteers that dedicated their time! The next teen dance will be Sept. 14, from 710 p.m. at the Freshman Campus. For information, contact Teresa Chandler at 863-801-4996. Special to the Okeechobee News/ CESStudents of the weekCentral Elementary would like to congratulate their students for the week of Aug. 23. They are: Alondra Guirre, Alexis Brown, Casey Bonneau, Faith Casselton and Summer McGlamor. Not pictured are Michelle Campos, Avary Manson, Caleb Cruz and Stephanie Yanez.

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T uff I see there is a way to stop a bad man w ith a gun—with compassion. A mentally ill man with a gun and a bag of ammunition w ent into a school in Georgia and by the grace of God, he was met not with anger, hate or fear but with compassion. God bless A ntionette Tuff, who calmly talked the gunman into putting down his weapons and giving himself up. No one was injured because s he responded with compassion. When the interviewer asked her where she learned the s kills she used to negotiate with the gunman, she said her church taught her to treat people that way. We need more churches like that and more people like Ms. Tuff.EMS tax I can’t understand why we need to pay a tax for EMS when they charged my daught er $1,000 for a seven-mile ride in an amb ulance. How did the service get provided for all those years before that tax was put in play? I believe the tax was just an extra way t o generate money. Just like the increase in t he gas tax. It went from .08 cents per gallon t o .14 cents per gallon because the turnpike plaza below Yeehaw Junction is in Okeechob ee County so all the tax from the gas sold t here goes to the county. I would like to know w here all that money goes, seeing how the c ounty replaced a drainage pipe on my road over a year ago but can’t seem to come and pave that spot in the road yet.  EMS is something you want to have ready 24/7 but never want to use. The tax pays for the department. Because it is a separate fee, charged per residence, everyone pays this. About half of the homes in Okeechobee pay no property taxes due to exemptions. So at least with the re tax and the EMS tax, everyone pays a little. Many of the EMS calls, t hey do not transport the people involved. F or example, they go to car accidents but people may decline transport.  Several years ago the BOCC decided to give the sheriff all the ad valorem tax they collected and make new special taxes instead of increasing the ad valorem since the max allowed rate is 10 mils. The rest of the county departments’ money comes from the sales tax.  There are different funding sources for different departments. Fire assessment funds re protection. EMS tax funds EMS services. Gas tax funds road and bridge department. Building permits fund the building department. There is also some funding that comes from grants and state programs.Health care The Affordable Care Act hasn’t fully been implemented yet. Health insurance companies are taking every opportunity they can before the new law takes away their ability to legally steal from us. The insurance company dangles a carrot in front of the school district with money for the Employee Wellness Center if the contract is renewed the next year. This sounds like a legalized form of extortion to me. Everyone can expect to see health insurance increase out-of-pocket expenses. They are using the Affordable Care Act as an excuse for increasing premiums.  I see advertisements on television about how wonderful the Affordable Care Act is. These people in the commercials claim their insurance now costs less. My insurance rates went up. Everyone I talk to says their rates went up too. Where do they get the people for these commercials and who is paying for the commercials?Vacant building I have a great idea for the old U-save store. Turn it into farmers market, green market. Not a ea market. Why not put a Long John Slivers in there? Or move KFC in there with a Long John Slivers. You could have plants and owers to sell, fresh baked goods to sell, ower demonstrations, cooking demonstrations, antiques, fresh sh market and fresh grown vegetables. Open on Sundays 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Ever since Captain D’s left there has not been any place to go to get reasonable seafood and maybe drive thru. Just thinking of a good idea for use of this building. It would be a nice place to go on Sunday mornings and after church. Dangerous workI would like to respond to the comment that claims that law enforcement is not a dangerous job because there are other more dangerous jobs. It would seem that there are some in the public who assume that of cers have accepted the risk of being assaulted, hurt or killed and therefore should just shut up and accept the pay they are offered. If being assaulted is supposed to be an expected result of the job, why is it illegal? I would like to point out that the reason there are so few deaths in law enforcement now as compared to the ’60s and ’70s, is the training. (Training which is no longer being offered because of PAST budget cuts.) You see, these same detractors of your local law enforcement would never be heard making the same comments about the United States Military. Your local law enforcement is, in effect, your local military. They are the armed branch of your government who respond to the worst of incidents and use their authority to quell disturbances and arrest violators, who, many times are violent. They do this using their wits, their bodies, and sometimes, weapons. They respond at all times of day or night and in all weather. Unlike the truck drivers and farm workers the caller alluded to as being more dangerous, law enforcement runs TO danger, not from it. When others die in the line of work, it was an unexpected accident. If they knew it was coming, they would have run from it. In short, they never saw it coming. When law of cers are killed, they knew they were risking life and limb, and accepted the risk to save others. The bible says, “There is no greater love than this, one who gives his live for another.” That is your local law enforcement ofcer (and re ghter). Now, how are we thanking them? When the times were good and the money was owing, they were virtually ignored while the surrounding counties were rewarding their law of cers with money and bene ts. Now that times are bad, the of cers thought they would continue to be ignored (no raises in 6 years) but continue to have a job. Well, this has turned out to be a nast y turn. Forty-one people are going to lose their jobs because it is politically expedien t to do so. There are two ways to solve this problem: raise revenue and cut costs. The county fathers have become stuck on only one solution, cut the county employees’ throat. In the past, this county was at a 10 mill (the mill was reduced as a result of the land ll money). Now that the land ll money is gone, it is time to return to a 10 mill, jus t like EVERY other county around us. This increase will be a pittance to you r average homeowner, but to those who own hundreds and thousands of acres o f land, it will hurt (this is why it will not be considered). The FPL franchise fee was another option, we were not even allowed to vote on it in the election. Why? Also, when I get my tax bill, why is m y home valued below market value? Could it be that this is done to ensure I pay less tax and therefore will vote in the appraise r again? Also, why is there an agricultural exemption that is set up so that people outside of agriculture can use loopholes to avoid paying their full taxes ? (I know this is going on.) People wake up! if you never have had to call your local sheriff and you feel safe in your home, there is a reason, it is called the sheriff. His department is open 24 hours, 7 days a week, 365 days (yes, that includes holidays) protecting the county. In addition, he provides extra services he does not have to: funeral/parade escorts, traf c crash investigations, Search and Rescue, Citizens on Patrol, Crime Prevention Services, Narcotics Task Force, Special Response Team (SWAT), Hostage Negotiations, responding to your home fo r services (large departments expect you to come to them for small complaints), Meals on Wheels, courtroom security, and the jail. Who are you going to call when the y are all gone? Your longtime servant, E. VanDeman August 28, 2013 4 Okeechobee News OPINION Public Forum/Speak Out Letter to the editor Speak Out has moved online, where i t is quicker and easier to share your i deas and converse with others. Go to w ww.newszap.com, click on the comm unity name and your local or state P ublic Forum. There, you can create n ew topics or comment on existing t opics. What follows is a sam pling of s ome of the discussions currently taki ng place. Thanks for participating!

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 5 Okeechobee News A ugust 28, 2013 Letters to the Editor Support appreciatedI would like to say thank you, to everyone that has been so nice and helpful, in the recent passing of my mother, Carrie C. Snipes. To the ladies at The Hamrick House, you are awesome, from helping get mom moved here, to the love, care, and compassion you showed her right up to the end. To Matt Buxton and his family at Buxton-Seawinds Funeral Home. You helped make a hard situation more bearable, and Mom’s service was beautiful. Matt you have a special gift and I thank you. To my work family at Harbor Community Bank, you guys are the best, and I appreciate you all. To Charlie and his crew at Golden Corral, the food was excellent as always. To the wonderful people from The Gathering Church, thank you for everything. Thanks to all you at Mom’s funeral and the gathering after was a beautiful, awesome and loving experience that I will hold close to my heart forever. Sincerely Cindy Bolinger and Family A Close CallI was reading a story about a young man w ho ventured away from his family during a trip they had taken to some place unfamiliar. A t 12 years old most boys are quite adept at nding their way around wherever they are. This young man was scouting out the area and nding all kinds of interesting things to tell about when he returned home. He found some arrow heads and unusual colored and shaped rocks and lled his pockets both front and back with these treasures. Then he took his outer shirt off and tied it into a sack to carry more. Before long he realized he had better turn back because he had wandered too far. He remembered that if you follow a river bank in the direction you came from it will lead back to the area where you were when you started. So he walked down to the river bed and started back along the water’s edge. Soon, he came to a spot where he had to climb over some rocks to continue on. Before he knew it he slipped and was in the w ater. The water was just deep enough that it came up to his neck. Trouble was he couldn’t swim because of all his treasure. He kept trying to walk through the water, but the weight of his load kept pulling him down. Finally he realized that if he let go of his sack shirt it would lighten his load and he could move more freely. And as he did he kept reaching in his pockets and dropping the treasures he had found until his pockets were empty. Once the weight was lifted from him he was able to get safely back on shore and return to his family. I nd this story interestingly applies to our lives. We carry heavy burdens as though they are treasures we must take with us all through life. Jesus said: ”Come to Me all you who are weary and heavy laden and I will give you rest.” How easy is that! To have someone else carry our “treasures” and relieve us of the burden. Why do we nd it so hard to let go and let God? The young man trusted the river to lead him back and gave up his treasures so he could do it safely. He had a close call because he could have drowned with all those rocks weighing him down. But he chose to give them up to live. We, too, can live without our bag of ‘rocks.’ Are you going to wait until you have a close call until you call on Jesus? You may not get a chance to call on Him. Your life could be gone in a ash. There is not one person alive who knows when his life is going to end, even a person who plans his own death does not know if he will succeed or not. Don’t wait for a close call. Come to Jesus today. Give him your ‘treasures,’ your burdens, your heavy heart. Let Him lighten your load and bring you safely home. Come to church this Sunday and listen to God speaking to you through a message He has given the preacher. Then let go and Let God! Jesus loves you and so do I, Cheryl Gawda OkeechobeeRodeo arenaAs Mr. Todd Clemons petitioned/asked City Hall/City Commissioners for monies to be given in support of the newly renovated Cattleman’s Arena on 441 North. Obviously, gratefully, the city sees the bene ts of supporting the choice of the rodeos, student teaching sessions for young people, and other potential events to be taking place. A generous gift of $40,000 was given to further advance the projects designated to begin on the structure in the very near future. A Heritage village—a place where artifacts of years gone by, photographs of some of the elders of rodeo on display—will be there as well for poetry, and much more. I, for one, along with many of the Cattlemen, Cattlewomen, along with their families could not nd the words to express our appreciation for the visible support of the community, by volunteerism, gifts of time and money, paint, wood, pressure cleaning, and welding, etc. to help in the restoration of the arena, “The jewel” of our community, if you will. For years folks have been wishing and waiting to return to the arena, and it is nally happening and not a minute too soon. We have a place to be very proud of, and a welcome center for tourists to visit, take photos, let their families know we in Okeechobee see value in the “past,” Our Heritage. Think of the economic impact this will have for us. It is going to be GRAND!!! Sincere thanks for the vision, the fortitude, the belief in the arena. Bobbi PooleKomen 3-DayGuess what I am doing on the weekend of Oct. 25, 2013? I will be joining thousands of walkers in the Susan G. Komen Tampa Bay 3-Day. I am walking 60 miles over three days to demonstrate my determination in nding a cure for breast cancer. I don’t have a lot of money, and I can’t nd a cure for cancer, but I can walk! The Komen 3-Day is my way to make a difference, because every mother, every sister, and every daughter deserves to know a life free from breast cancer. My training is going great so far. I am walking about 20 miles a week right now in preparation for my 3-Day experience. Just imagine me getting up before dawn, covering twenty miles each day for three days in a row, and camping for two nights in a pink tent! I’ll post pictures – I promise! You may be wondering why I am walking 60 miles and raising $2,300 or more in donations. I am determined to meet this personal challenge because of a very special person. My Aunt Susie is a breast cancer survivor. She fought breast cancer for about three years, and went through numerous procedures. This cause is very important to me, and with my determination and your support, I know that I can do this! It’s going to be tough to t fundraising and training into my crazy schedule that is already busy with nursing school and work, but I know I can do it. I’m going to raise $2300 for the cause, and I need your help. No donation is too big – or too small! You can donate at The3Day.org, or follow the link below to make an online donation in an amount that works for you. You can also call 800-9963DAY, or donate by check, made payable to Susan G. Komen 3-Day; mail your donation checks to me at: 1245 SE 21st Street, Okeechobee, FL 34974, and I will submit them with a copy of my personalized donation form. You can spread your credit card donation over four monthly payments, and your company may even offer to match your donation through their Matching Gifts program. Thank you for your support. I’d appreciate it if you could make your donation by September so I’ll have plenty of time to reach my goal. I’ll keep you updated on m y progress as I fundraise and train and send you a picture of me at the nish line! Sincerely, Emily Pickering Participant ID: 7064879 Tampa Bay, FL Legs from the Lake Personal URL: http://www.the3day.org / goto/emilyannpikHomeowners support sheriffDear Sheriff May, As president of the Edgewater Acres HOA, I would like to offer my support during your battle with the Okeechobee Count y Commissioners and your 2013-2014 budget. We have had outstanding law enforcement service throughout your terms as sheriff, and feel that losing deputies not only endanger your employees, we as tax paying citizens fear crime will rise in our community. The board of our Homeowners Association supports you challenging your budget and wish you success in your appeal to the governor’s board in effort to keep our citizens safe. Thank You For All You Have Done, Steven Harris President Edgewater Acres HOASupport appreciatedOkeechobee Chapter No. 128, Order o f the Eastern Star appreciates the Okeechobee community. On Friday, Aug. 16, we held a “Quarter Auction” to bene t the charities of our organization and we wanted to share with each of you our most sincere appreciation for your support of this event. The participation of the residents from our community was overwhelming and this funlled evening was a wonderful success for our group. As always, The Okeechobee News published our community service announcement in several issues of the paper. Without this media, the word of our event would not have reached so many. The staff of the paper has at all times been willing to publish our events which allow us to make the community aware of our fundraising efforts. The Community Events column in the paper is sponsored by Echols Plumbing and Air Conditioning, and we want to offer our thanks to them for this service to the Okeechobee community. Plans are being made to host another “Quarter Auction.” Please watch for the date and further details. We would also like to make the community aware of some o f our other events that are open to the public. On Saturday, Nov. 2, we will host a Hawaiian Luau which promises to provide a menu of delectable island foods and Dec. 7 is the date for our 17th Annual Fashion Show and Luncheon. Nov. 16 is the date of our upcoming Yard Sale. We hope that you will mar k your calendar for these events and watch The Okeechobee News for further details o f each one. Mary Ann Holt Secretary Special to the Okeechobee News/ Bobbi PooleThe photo is of Todd Clemons, president of the Cattlemens Association, and Fritz Brewer, vice president of the Cattlemens Association. CorrectionThere was an error in the city council article about the city police budget printed Sunday. The report stated the city went from $28,000 to $64,000 in overtime pay. Police Chief Denny Davis stated the city police overtime actually went down from $64,900 to $64,000. He noted overtime hasn’t been increased in over three years by the city police.

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010Obituaries 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.Marjorie Rogers Arrington, 95OKEECHOBEE — Marjorie Rogers Arrington passed away Aug. 25, 2013. She was born Aug. 6, 1918 in Fort Myers to James and Mary Rogers. She came to Okeechobee 1972. Her family was a pioneer Florida family, as she herself was a third generation Floridian. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Okeechobee and enjoyed researching genealogy. She managed Record Ranch for many years. Ms. Arrington was preceded in death by her husband, Harvey Arrington; and her granddaughter, Lori Beth Bonnell. She is survived by her daughter, Rose Marie Bonnell of Okeechobee; grandson, Ricky Bonnell (Karolyn) of Brooksville; great grandson, Ton y Bonnell of Okeechobee. Visitation will be 9 a.m. Thurs., Aug. 29, 2013 with funeral services following at 10 a.m. at Buxton & Bass Okeechobee Funeral Home. Graveside services will be 2 p.m. at Memorial Gardens in Fort Myers. Those wishing to leave a message of condolence may sign the online register book at www. OkeechobeeFuneralHome.com All arrangements are entrusted to the care o f Buxton & Bass Okeechobee Funeral Home, 400 North Parrott Avenue, Okeechobee Florid a 34972. Mildred PriceOKEECHOBEE — Mildred Price, loving wife of Clyde Price, passed away Aug. 23, 2013 under the home care of Hospice of Okeechobee. She was born in Flint, Mich. to Almond and Eleanor Comstock. She enjoyed her many years as a nurse, administrator and homemaker. Millie loved her family, friends and dancing at the V.F.W. She and her husband, Clyde, have lived in Florida for 35 years and Okeechobee for the past 24 years. Millie is preceded in death by her father, Almond; mother, Eleanor; stepmother, June; two brothers, Leonard and Dennis Comstock; and a sister, Maxine Vincent. She is survived by her husband, Clyde of Okeechobee; son, Owen Seward, Jr.; two daughters, Bunny Seman and Sherry Love; stepsons, Clyde Jr. and Lonnie Price; seven grandchildren; 13 great grandchildren; ve brothers, Ralph, Gerald, Ronnie, Clinton and Dale Comstock and one sister, Rosemary Schwartz. Celebration of life will be held at a later date. In lieu of owers, friends may donate in Millie’s memory to Hospice of Okeechobee, PO Box 1548, Okeechobee FL 34973. Those wishing to leave a message of condolence may sign the online register book at www. 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 28, 2013 Sign guestbooks at http://www.legacy.com Community Events Brought to you by:“Your Air Conditioning and Plumbing Specialist”863.763.6461Lic#CAC1817236 Eagles to host dinnerCypress Hut Eagles 4509 will serve a Chicken and Dumplings dinner on Wednesday, Aug. 28 by Carla and Debbie and on Thursday, Aug. 29, Country Fried Steak Dinner by Dennis is served. 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 more information, please call Cypress Hut Eagles at 863-467-1154.Support group will meetThe Heritage Assisted Living Facility, 608 N.E. Second Ave., will hold a free Parkinson’s support group on Wednesday, Aug. 28 at 6 p.m. The speaker will be Muhammad Nooruddin, physical therapist, from New American Physical Therapy. We will provide free adult care and have discussions on how to make a difference with family and caregiver support, while exchanging experiences of Parkinson’s. Light refreshments w ill be served and day care services will be provided during the session at no cost. It is open to the public, family and patients. For information, call 863-763-1700.Cub Scout Pack hold sign upsCub Scout Pack 964 will hold sign ups on Thursday, Aug. 29 starting at 6 p.m. at the A merican Legion.Eagles North plan eventsEagles North, at 9985 U.S. 441 N., on Friday, Aug. 30 will serve a steak or sh dinners from 5:30 until 9 p.m. with music by The Harpers. On Saturday, Aug. 31, at 5:30 p.m. is card bingo. On Tuesday, Sept. 3, bingo is at 1 p.m. On Wednesday, Sept.. 4, bingo is at 5:30 p.m. All proceeds go to the FOE 4137 community bene t fund.OHS softball meeting FridayA mandatory meeting for girls interested in playing fall softball will be held Friday, A ug. 30 at 5:30 p.m. at the Okeechobee High School softball eld. All parents and players are required to attend. For information, call coach Mary Huff at 863-634-8327.K-9 training offeredHumane Society Pet Rescue is having obedience classes for puppies and adult dogs at their facility. Registration closes on Saturday, A ug. 31 Classes start for adult dogs (6 mo. plus) on Tuesday, Sept. 3, from 5-6 p.m. For puppies (12 weeks to 5 months) and adult dogs on Saturday, Sept. 7, in the morning. Classes run for six weeks. For fees and more details see their web site at: www.animalrescueokeechobee.org/events.html. Class location is 1203 U.S. 98N, next to the Livestock Market. Contact them at 863-357-1104.Top Dog contest plannedThe Third Annual Top Dog Competition will be held at Flagler Park 3 on Monday, Sept. 2 starting at noon. First place will receive a $50 gift card. There is a $5 entry fee. You can register at Okeechobee Main Street, 55 S. Parrott Ave.; or at the 2013 Labor Day Festival. Registrations must be submitted by 3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 31 For details, call Sharie at 863-357-6246.Club plans farm swapOkeechobee Goat and Lamb 4-H Club will host a farm swap and yard sale Saturday, Aug. 31 from 9 a.m. to noon at 801 S.W. Park Street (the Jones Supply Parking lot). For information, call Debbie at 863-6346181.BBQ bene ts Jimmy Lee McNeilA barbecue dinner bene t to help Jimmy Lee McNeil will be held Saturday, Aug. 31 at the Douglas Brown Community Center, 726 N.E. 16th Ave., from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Donations will be appreciated and can be given by contacting The CAC of Douglas Park & Dean Court Inc. at P.O. Box 816 Okeechobee, Fla.; or, by calling 863-484-2350.Corn hole competition plannedThe Third Annual Corn Hole Competition will be held during the Labor Day weekend -Aug. 31 Sept. 1 and Sept. 2 -in Flagler Park 3. Trophies and prizes will be awarded to top teams. There is a $20 entry fee per team. Teams can register at Applebee’s or Okeechobee Main Street, 55 S. Parrott Ave. For details, call Sharie at 863-357-6246.Legion offers Sunday bingoAmerican Legion 64 will host Sunday night bingo on Sept. 1 at 6:30 p.m. Doors open at 5 p.m. in the bingo area. The kitchen will offer a limited menu. Payoffs will be determined by player attendance. All proceeds to bene t the American Legion veterans’ programs. The event is open to the public. The American Legion now has free WIFI for its lounge and dinning room patrons.Sew-a-thon to be heldSeptember is here and that means it’s our annual MOPS (Miles of Pillowcase Smiles) month. ConKerr Cancer’s goal is one pillowcase for each child currently in treatment, which means 44,000 pillowcases from all 125 chapters. Last year, ConKerr Cancer’s 2012 grand total was 62,198 pillowcases which equaled 29 “miles of smiles.” The Okeechobee Chapter contributed 315 pillowcases to that nal number. Our next ConKerr Cancer sit and sew will be Tuesday, Sept. 3 from 10:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. at the Okeechobee Presbyterian Church on Parrott Avenue. Bring your sewing machine. We have lots of pillowcase kits ready to be sewn if you don’t have any fabric. Crowell bene t announcedA bene t for Albion Crowell will be held Monday, Sept. 2, at the Willy Alderman Football Field, 424 N.E. 15th Ave. starting at 11 a.m. There will be a barbecue dinner sale, sh fry, games and more. For information, contact CAC of Douglas Park and Deans Court Inc. at 863-484-2350.Jimmy McNeil recognizedThe Community Action Committee of Douglas Park and Deans Court Inc. is recognizing, Mr. Jimmy L. McNeil for 40 years of service to the Christian Community of Douglas Park and Deans Court on Saturday, Sept. 7 at First Missionary Baptist Church, 906 N.E. Ninth Ave. starting at 6 p.m. For information, contact Ossie Fleming 863-484-2350.City Hall closed Labor DayCity Hall of ces will be closed Monday, Sept. 2 to observe Labor Day Holiday.Healthy Start board to meetOkeechobee Healthy Start Coalition board of directors will meet Wednesday, Sept. 4 at 11 a.m. at in White House Plaza, 1132 S. Parrott Ave. The meeting is open to the public. For information, call 863-4625877.Stroke support group to be heldA Stroke support group will be held at The Heritage Assisted Living Facility, 608 N.E. Second Ave., Wednesday, Sept. 11 at 6 p.m. A meeting is held every second Wednesday of each month. For information, call 863-763-1700.

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 The Okeechobee News will be closed Monday, September 2 for LABOR DAY WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 4 DEADLINE Display Advertising.......3 p.m. Friday, Aug. 30 Have a Safe Holiday! PROTECT YOUR ANIMALS FROM FLEAS, TICKS & MOSQUITOS Walpole Feed & Supply Co. 863-763-6905 Hwy 98 N • Okeechobee Stop by and see us today.Frontline • Advantage • Tri-Force Advantix • Fly Relief • Bronco Repel-X Mosquito Halt • Saber & Many More 7 Okeechobee News A ugust 28, 2013 The layoffs, said the sheriff, were based on seniority. However, one of the deputies in the civil division who is losing his job has been with the sheriff’s of ce for 10 years. Four of his employees, said the sheriff, voluntarily agreed to be laid off. It should also be pointed out that two detectives are retiring—one at the end of this week and the other will be leaving in September—and two other investigators are being moved to the road patrol division. These cuts—plus the elimination of the Marine Search and Rescue Unit, the cutting of 88 hours of comp time per employee and overtime pay for jail and courthouse personnel—were necessary to reach the budget amount being proposed by commissioners. Sheriff May’s executive assistant Juanita W hite explained that comp time is actually holiday pay. Before these cuts, an employee could work a holiday, earn eight hours of comp time, and if they could not use the comp time by the end of the scal year, they w ould be paid for it. Now, she said, they’ll have to “use it or lose it.” Mrs. White said this change actually saved three people from being laid off. Sheriff May went on to say that, at this point, he plans on keeping the OCSO Special Response Team (SRT), which is the same as a Special Weapons And Tactics (SWAT) unit, intact. But, he added: “It will be done safely and with the proper number of people, or it w on’t be done.” The only units unaffected by the layoffs w ill be the School Resource Of cers and detectives with the Narcotics Task Force. Sheriff May and Maj. Stephen went on to add that the Okeechobee Correctional Institution has said that they will hire all of the certi ed corrections of cers being laid off. A lso, added Maj. Stephen, the dispatchers being laid off have been told to ll out an application at the Highlands County Sheriff’s Of ce or the Indian River County Sheriff’s Of ce. “Phone calls and contacts have been made,” offered Maj. Stephen. With a touch of anger, Sheriff May said he’s having a dif cult time understanding how the county can be advertising for help now when he’s telling 38 of his employees they’ll soon be out of work. In a check with Kim Long, of the county’s human resources department, the county is currently advertising three full-time positions and one part-time slot. However, she added, these are positions where someone needs to be replaced and are not new positions. Sheriff May is hoping to get the money he needs to run his department by going to Tallahassee to appeal his budget in front of the Florida Cabinet. He will do that as soon as commissioners of cially adopt their budget next month. The commissioners have two more public meetings on the county budget. Those meetings are slated for Sept. 12 and Sept. 26. Both meetings will begin at 5:30 p.m. and will be held in the commission’s chambers on the second oor of the historic courthouse. If he should lose his appeal, the sheriff said he’s not nished making cuts. Those next cuts will be his operation of the jail and courthouse security. He said although commissioners are going to of cially name him as the county’s chief correctional of cer, that doesn’t mean he has to accept it. “If I should lose my appeal, then I will turn the jail and courthouse security over to them,” he vowed. The sheriff explained that he has repeatedly told commissioners he wants 10 people per shift both on the road and in the jail. With 10 per shift, he can then anticipate having at least seven people actually working with others being off due to illness, vacation or for some other reason. But if he has to operate on the money being proposed by the board, the sheriff said the number of people he’ll have on each shift could possibly drop to six. Which, he continued, means response times will drop and the deputy that does respond won’t be able to count on back-up. And in regard to detention deputies, those numbers don’t add up to a safe working condition, pointed out the sheriff. “That’s unsafe for them (detention deputies) and the inmates. If they (commissioners) think it’s safe to work with six people per shift, then they can have it. I won’t run it when I know it’s unsafe,” he added. Even with the layoffs, the sheriff is not out of the nancial woods yet. He will still have to pay those 38 people their accrued vacation and sick leave time. “We have to pay them out,” he said. “But, we don’t have it. I’ll have to go back to the board to get that money.” Those totals were not available. Both the sheriff and major said no one from the county has contacted them about the layoffs. And when it comes to the proposed OCSO spending plan, there have been no negotiations. “We tried to nd common ground, but that’s not transpired as of yet,” Maj. Stephen said. To help protect the citizenry, Sheriff May said he’ll reach out to the Florida Highway Patrol and ask them to help patrol the county. He also said that OCSO sergeants and corporals have always answered calls and handled complaints, but now they’ll be asked to do even more. Shift supervisors will also be working complaints. Still, in the end, it all comes down to those 38 people who will soon be out of work and their families. Sheriff May said some of his supervisors have visited with those families and found that they “are devastated.” The sheriff added that some of his employees were expecting the layoffs, while others weren’t. “They knew it had been a possibility for the last ve years. Most of them had thought we had made it through the hard times,” he said. The sheriff has cut $3.5 million from his budget in the last ve years. Even when the employee was expecting it, taking away their livelihood was excruciating for the sheriff and his staff. “It was like going to a funeral 38 times,” said Mrs. White. SHERIFFContinued From Page 1 Festival will be held Saturday, Sunday and Monday in Flagler Park. The festival, which w ill have arts and crafts booths, entertainment, food and games, will be held 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day. On Monday, the Labor Day Parade will be at 10 a.m. The parade will start at the old U-Save Supermarket on Parrott Avenue and travel north to the main intersection, and then west on State Road 70 to the end of Flagler Park. For more information about the festival, festival applications or if you would like to volunteer, please contact Sharie Turgeon, Okeechobee Main Street at 863-357-6246. RODEOContinued From Page 1 Those looking to get a start in the healthcare eld will want to consider the Indian River State College Practical Nursing program (LPN). IRSC is now accepting applications for the LPN program. The Practical Nursing program on the Main Campus in Fort Pierce is on a full-time schedule, enabling students to complete the program in just one year. The program will start January 2014 and ends in December. The deadline to apply for the program on Main Campus is Sept. 12. For students who need a part-time schedule for their classes, the LPN program is now offered at the Mueller Campus in Vero Beach. The program is completed in 20 months with students in class and clinical 20 hours each week. The deadline to apply for the program at the Mueller Campus is Oct. 17, and it starts January 2014. LPN’s often work in doctor’s of ces, nursing homes or hospitals. As an LPN, there are broad opportunities to work with many types of people, including the handicapped, newborn infants, children, teenagers, adults or the elderly. The Practical Nursing program at Indian River State College is a certi cate program leading to the opportunity to apply for the National Council Licensure Examination for Practical Nurses (NCLEX-PN). For more information on the Practical Nursing program (LPN) at the IRSC Main Campus (which can be completed in a year) the LPN program now at the Mueller Campus in Vero Beach or other health care programs at IRSC, contact the IRSC Health Science Department at 772-462-7570, email info@irsc.edu or visit www.irsc.edu. IRSC accepting applications for Practical Nursing Program “It was like going to a funeral 38 times.”— Juanita White, OCSO

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By Eric KoppOkeechobee NewsA bouncer from a local bar has been charged with attacking another man and robbing him, and is being held on bond in the county jail. Juan Ramon Montijo, 28, N.W. Fourth St., Okeechobee, was arrested Aug. 22 on a felony charge of robbery by sudden snatching. He is being held in the Okeechobee County Jail on $50,000 bond. An arrest report by Deputy Matthew Grumbling, of the Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Of ce (OCSO), stated that the victim w as drinking with friends at a local bar on U.S. 441 S.E. on July 26 when he apparently decided it was time to leave. Montijo agreed to take him home, stated the deputy, so they got into a gray Chevrolet Blazer and left the bar. The victim said the Chevrolet sports utility vehicle was possibly a 1998 model. Instead of taking the victim to his home, Montijo drove to the Lock Seven area where he allegedly assaulted the victim by punching him in the face. The 6-foot-1-inch, 250-pound, Montijo then reportedly took the victim’s brown leather wallet that contained $25 in cash and his Mexico identi cation card, stated the deputy. The victim’s Boost mobile phone, valued at $50 was also taken, added the report. According to the deputy’s report the victim sustained several small lacerations to his face. Bouncer accused of robbing man 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Riverbend Piranhas 10u fastpitch players needed.The Riverbend Piranhas 10u fastpitch softball is looking for 2013/2014 players and asst. coach for our fall travel team. Open workouts will be on Aug. 30 and Sept. 6 from 6-8pm at Hidden Oaks Middle School in Palm City. Please contact coach Dave for more info 561-351-7580 family oriented team independently sanctioned sponsored. Stuart/Jupiter Farms/Palm City area. Experienced 5 player core looking to add for a 10 player roster all skill levels welcomed Fall team about instruction and sportsmanship. dkreshpane@gmail.com Good news about your business? Your civic group? Your community?Tell your own story! 100 words and one photo for only $25!Publish Your News today!Just visit www.newszap.com, click on your community, and then on the link for Publish Your News. Do-it-yourself publishing at Newszap.com Wedding, engagement, birth, graduation, birthday and anniversary announcements in print and online! Publish your community news item or press release. Get 100 words and one photo for only $25Visit www.newszap.com, click on your community, and then on the link for Publish Your News 8 Okeechobee News August 28, 2013 By Eric KoppOkeechobee News After reportedly buying methamphetamine from a local man, Narcotics Task Force detectives executed a search warrant on his home where they allegedly found prescription pills. When detectives were through searching the S.E. 33rd Terrace home Friday, Aug. 23, of Enrique Raul Palacios he was arrested on felony and misdemeanor drug charges. Palacios, 26, was charged with the felonies of sale of methamphetamine and possession of methamphetamine with intent to sell. He was also charged with the misdemeanors of possession of a legend drug (gabapentin), possession of a legend drug (tramadol), possession of a legend drug (clotrimazole), possession of a legend drug (buspirone) and possession of a legend drug (methocarbamol). Palacios is being held in the Okeechobee County Jail on a bond of $22,500. An arrest report by a task force detective indicated that prior to searching the man’s home Palacios had sold a substance to a con dential source during a drug operation that, when eld tested, indicated a positive result for the presence of meth. The suspected meth weighed 0.5 grams, added the report. Armed with a search warrant, task force detectives later went to the man’s home where they found the prescription medications in Palacios’ bedroom. A 15-year-old juvenile was also arrested on misdemeanor charges of possession of marijuana under 20 grams and possession of drug paraphernalia. He was booked into the Okeechobee County Jail then released into the custody of his parents. According to the web site drugs.com: gabapentin is used for nerve pain caused b y herpes or shingles; tramadol is a narcoticlike pain reliever; clotrimazole is used to treat fungal infections; buspirone is an antianxiety medicine; and, methocarbamol is a muscle relaxant used to treat skeletal muscle conditions such as pain or injury. While these medicines are not narcotics, they can only be legally purchased with a prescription. Task force reportedly nds pills in man's home Enrique Palacios Juan Montijo The following individuals were arrested on felony or driving under the in uence (DUI) charges by the Okeechobee County Sheriff's Of ce (OCSO), the Okeechobee City Police Department (OCPD), the Florida Highway Patrol (FHP), the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) or the Department of Corrections (DOC).  Darrell Anthony Blackburn, 17, S.R. 78, Okeechobee, was arrested Aug. 23 by Deputy Elbert Kline an Okeechobee County warrant charging him with the felonies of burglary of a conveyance (two counts), and the misdemeanors of petit theft (two counts) and criminal mischief. He is being held without bond.  Billy Shane Rudd, 41, Okeechobee, was arrested Aug. 23 by Deputy Timothy Porter on a DOC warrant charging him with the felo nies of violation of probation-burglary an d violation of probation grand theft. He is be ing held without bond.  Jose Luis Arellano Castaneda, 35, N.W. 45th Terrace, Okeechobee, was arrested Aug. 24 by Of cer Larry Parzygnat on a felon y charge of resisting a law enforcement of ce r with violence, and the misdemeanors of n o driver’s license and resisting a law enforce ment of cer without violence. His bond wa s set at $3,500. This column lists arrests and not convictions, unless otherwise stated. Anyone liste d here who is later found innocent or has ha d the charges against them dropped is welcome to inform this newspaper. The information will be con rmed and printed. Okeechobee Arrest Report Property Tax Notices sent out to all property ownersThe 2013 Notice of Proposed Property Taxes” have been mailed to all property owners and business personal property owners in Okeechobee County. The Property Appraiser’s Of ce encourages everyone to review the notice and contact the Property Appraiser’s Of ce at 763-4422 with any questions. These notices are also available on the Okeechobee County Property Appraiser’s web page at www.okeechobeepa.com.

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For complete terms, conditions and fees, see the Cardholder Agreement in your card package. Reward Cards are issued by U.S. Bank, pursuant to a license from MasterCard International Incorporated. MasterCard is a registered trademark of MasterCard International Incorporated. This is an in-store dealer promotion.$80 9 Okeechobee News A ugust 28, 2013 Okeechobee News/ Charles MurphyCounty honors employeeAnthony Chapman (left) was honored upon his retirement from the Okeechobee County Road Department. He worked for the county for 38 years. He was recently given a proclamation of recognition by Chairman of the Okeechobee Board of County Commissioners, Frank Irby (right). Oakview Baptist Church invites all children from prekindergarten to fth grade to the AWANA Club 2013-2014 pre-registration and ice-cream party. on W ednesday Aug. 28 from 6 to 8 p.m. Please call the church of ce at 863-7631699 for more information. The Potter Road Bluegrass Gospel Band will appear at the Seventh Day Church on Friday, Aug. 30. Services w ill begin at 7:30 p.m. The public is invited. The church is located at 912 N.W. Park St. between Eli's Trailer Sales and Douglas Fitness Center. For more information, call Doyle McDuf e at 863-763-2285 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 J ames 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 w orship service at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday is Bible Study at 7 p.m. Bring your children on W ednesday, Aug. 28, from 7 to 8 p.m. for discovery and bible clubskindergarten through 12th grade. Jesus Holy Ghost Crusade is asking for the community to help if you have any clothes, shoes, baby stuff, household 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 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. Northside Baptist Church invites all to join the church for old-fashioned preaching based on the Bible, God-focused prayer, hymns we grew up on, Southern-Gospel favorites, with piano and bass duets on Sundays at 10:45 a.m. and 6 p.m., with Sunday School at 9:45 a.m. and Prayer Meeting on Wednesdays at 6 p.m. Northside Baptist is located about 6 miles north on 441 at 51 NW 98th St.he Okeechobee News welcomes news from area churches for this column. E-mail okeenews@ newszap.com. Local churches host special events

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 of a Wife & MotherIts been a year ago today Since youve went away. I just want my Wife back and e kids want their Mother... People say time will ease our pain But every day we feel the same. I wake up every morning reaching for you My pillow soaked with tears like the morning dew Glenda Allen NanaŽJune 9, 1940 to August 29, 2012 You were an amazing woman as everyone knows. We will keep your memory alive especially as your grandkids grow. e pain we feel will never fade You are missed more than words can say. So until we are all together in heaven Go rest in peace my Wife and our dear mother. Love from your Family florida.newszap.com Check out these new features: • Daily Local News Updates • New interactive and easy to navigate format • Plus much, much more!Come see for yourself! 10 Okeechobee News August 28, 2013 By Tamara KellyOkeechobee News The Publix plaza held a Family Fun Day in order to draw people to that area on Saturday. Many vendors were present such as Publix, which provided free face painting, hot dogs and water. Advance America, held fun games for kids and passed out goodie bags. Northlake Washbowl held a sock and baskets toss game. Avon with Christy Schneider and Mary Kay with Janice Pietro, who shared a booth, had a buried treasure game and a gift basket giveaway. Buddy’s Home Furnishings had Buddy the mascot dancing around and having a great time. Slide On By Party Supply brought a bounce house and slide combo for kids and adults to have a great time on. Home Depot brought stuff to make colored rocks and door hangers for the kids to take home or to make for mom and dad. Other vendors included: Pueblo Viejo, Florida Department of Health, Okeechobee County Emergency Management and Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Of ce, Hair Cuttery and the Big Red Bus. There was a performance by the Chobee Steelers which did a wonderful job by adding their great music to this day. Many people came out to see what was happening and to enjoy the day. The plaza cannot wait to do this again next year. For more photos go to Newszap.com. 2nd annual Family Fun Day had a huge turnout Okeechobee News/ Tamara KellyFree face painting was done by Publix staff members for the young and old. Okeechobee News/ Tamara KellyAfter having her face painted this little girl wanted to show her puppy how she looked. Okeechobee News/ Tamara KellySlide On By Party Supply is always very helpful and the kids surely loved the bounce house. Okeechobee News/ Tamara KellyBuddy and co-worker pose for a picture moment during the activities of the day. Okeechobee News/ Tamara KellyChristy Schneider and Janice Pietro having a great time in the Florida Sun. Okeechobee News/ Tamara KellyHome Depot members are helping kids make great gifts for them to take home. Youth Soccer League sign-ups plannedYouth soccer league sign-ups will be held now through Aug. 30 at the Sports Complex, 640 N.W. 27th Lane, Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. until 5 p.m. The fee is $35 per boy or girl player, 5 to 14 years of age, and a copy of the participant’s birth certi cate is needed to register. For information, call 863-763-6950.

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"We are hopeful and cautiously optimistic. W e did lose six skilled players who had over 400 yards in offense last year, so we're waiting to see who will rise up and replace them," he said. Here is a position by position breakdown of the 2013 Brahman team: Offensive back eld: Sophomore Cory Surls went from the backup to the rst string w hen Brandon Shockley was lost for the season due to a broken hand. Shockley had impressed the coaches with his work ethic, attitude and intelligence. Surls also drew compliments for his throwing ability and accuracy. He will be pushed to become more assertive, to learn defenses and be more consistent. There is no obvious backup. At running back, freshman Drayton Billie is expected to play a huge role this year. Branham expects big things from him during his career. Adrian Minondo has been slowed by a leg injury, but could be a tough and durable runner. Khalil Smith provides depth and potential to the position. Desmond Jordan, Connor Clements and Arthur Woodruff have competed at full back. "I like the rotation and I hope they can all feed off each other this year," Branham said. Wide receiver and tight ends: E.J. Neal is 6'3", 225 pounds and runs a 4.65 40-yard dash. He will be counted on for production in the passing game and for leadership. He probably could play every position on the eld at one time or another. Sylvester Butler moves from basketball and brings athletic ability to the wide receiver position. T.J. Smith is another possibility. Marquis McLemore is also in the mix while Daniel Nunez and Zeke Matthews provide depth. Tyrell Taylor and Jefferson Davis will likely split time at tight end. The coaches like Davis as a blocker and hope Taylor can be a threat as a receiver. They expect a lot of two tight-end sets this year. Davis at 6'5" and Neal, need to realize they can be very, very good players this year. Offensive linemen: All of the linemen are big, strong, and talented. Cody Walker is the left tackle, Cory Vickers starts at left guard, Greg Hernandez at center, Bobby Jo Garza and right guard and Edrick Neal at right tackle. Ethan Parriott and Michael Sadler are available for depth. "Our kids are big and they work well together, our front line is a very good group," Branham added. Defensive linemen: Tyrell Taylor, Arthur Woodruff, Devon Wigfall, John Morgan and Cornelius Horton are in the mix for playing time along with the offensive linemen mentioned earlier. The coaching staff is also excited by a transfer student from Mississippi. Coaches like Woodruff for his explosiveness and his motor which always is running. They expect some sophomore mistakes but big plays from him. Linebackers: Mitchell Madrigal was hurt in spring practice but has come back strong and is expected to be a leader for the defense this year. Vickers and Minondo could also start at inside linebacker and provide consistency. Andrew Wine and Alex Garcia also are expected to contribute this year. Garcia has earned praise for always being around the ball. Defensive back eld: G.W. Jarriel is a three-year starter and leader of the secondary. He was invited to the prestigious Top Gun Camp over the summer and appears to improve daily. Freshman Antawyn Fludd made two interceptions against Fort Meade in summer passing leagues. Coach Branham expects him to be a great player for OHS in future years. Khalil Smith, Zeke Matthews and Chris Epps provide depth. EJ Neal will also play some here and also at defensive end and defensive tackle at times. Special teams: Woodruff will handle the punting duties this year. The long snappers are EJ Neal and Connor Clements. Cody Walker will handle extra point snaps. Bobby Jo Garza at 276 pounds opens as the team's place kicker. Stephen Alvarez joined the team late in camp to compete for the kicker's job. OHS Brahman football ready for new season

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Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee 1815 S. Parrott Ave • Okeechobee863.763.3308 L awrence Insurance Agency Call for a Free Quote Okeechobee ~ 467-0600www.lawrenceinsuranceagency.comAuto • Home • Mobile Home • Boats • Group Health • Life Insurance Professional. Principled. Passionate. Family Law • Criminal Law • Civil LitigationWe Support The Brahman Football Team... Glenn J. Sneider Attorney at Law 863-467-6570 200 SW 9th St. • Okeechobee, FL gjs@sneiderlaw.com • sneiderlaw.com Snacks. . Sodas. .441 North Drive ru110 NW 23rd Lane • Okeechobee, FL • 863.357.1919 We Support Brahman Football! 12 Okeechobee News Salute to the Okeechobee Brahman Football Teams August 28, 2013 August 28, 2013 13 Come take advantange of our storewide sale as we make room for all the NEW well have just for you! All of the new clothes, gifts and greeting cards are made in the USA!Toni Bennett Doyle ~ Owner § Local Scentsy Consultant OPEN: Monday Thursday 10am 6pm Friday 10am 7pm Saturday 9am 3pmLimited Amount of Pristine Consignments Brand New fashions in all sizes, evening wear and accessories. Beautiful new and vintage jewelry. Unique gifts for all occasions. Changes are coming to Notary Public Services Available tonischicboutique@comcast.net Good Food Good Friends Good TimesSpecializing in Wings, Burgers, Salads & Po-Boys301 SW Park St. 863.763.1399Hours: 11am 10pmBusiness established in 1983 Good with this coupon Dine In Orders OnlyExcludes any other specials • Expires 9-6-13 $ $ $ 5 5 5 5 5 0 0 00 0 0 o o o o o f f f f f f $ $ $ 2 2 5 00 0 0 o o o r r r r m m m m m m o o o o r r r r e e e e e e Its an honor to be part of Okeechobee Brahman Football. Thank you to the people of the Okeechobee.Okeechobee City Marathon, Inc.118 S. Parrott Ave € Okeechobee, FL 34972 € 863.467.7989 Head Coach: Chris Branham Date Day Opponent Site Time8/30/2013FridayBear Creek, CODisney7:30 9/6/2013FridaySebringOHS7:00 9/12/2013FridayMartin CountyMartin County7:00 9/20/2013FridayWestwoodOHS7:00 9/27/2013FridayHeri tage (Palm Bay)Heri tage7:30 10/11/2013FridayPort St. LuciePort St. Lucie7:00 10/18/2013FridaySouth ForkSouth Fork7:00 10/25/2013FridayBayside (Palm Bay)OHS7:00 11/1/2013FridayJensen Be ach (HC)OHS 7:00 11/8/2013Friday Clewiston (Sr. Parent Night)OHS7:00

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Aug. 31 st, Sept. 1 st & 2 nd Okeechobee Cattlemens Arena Performances 2:30 pm www.okeechobeecattlemensassociation.comTickets $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 CFA022585 CAC1817481 Echols Now Offers A/C & Refrigeration SINCE 1975 14 Okeechobee News Salute to the Okeechobee Brahman Football Teams August 28, 2013 Date Day Opponent Site Time8/30Fri.Bear Creek, CODisney4:30 9/3Tues.OpenOpenOpen 9/10Tues.ClewistonOHS6:00 9/17Tues.Jensen BeachJensen Beach6:00 9/24Tues.Sebastian RiverOHS6:00 10/1Tues.Martin CountyMartin County6:00 10/8Tues.Port St. LuciePort St. Lucie6:00 1017urs.South ForkSouth Fork6:00 10/24urs.ClewistonClewiston7:00

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 CANCER?15 Minute chat with Dr. Kumar, at no charge, to discuss Advanced Treatment options personalized just for you.Limited Appointments. CALL NOW 863-467-9500Big Lake Cancer Center1115 North Parrott Avenue, Okeechobee Exceeding patients expectations~ every day!Ž RADIATION ONCOLOGISTS PODIATRIST DID YOU KNOW... HERE AT FLORIDA FOOT SPECIALIST WE TREAT THE FOLLOWING? Ankle Fractures • Foot Fractures Foot Ulcers • Venous Stasis Ulcers Leg Infections We Also Offer Testing for PAD (Peripheral Arterial Disease) 235 NE 19 th Dr. Shariff & Dr. Roberts treat all forms of fractures & trauma of the foot & leg!Ph: (863) 657-4444 ORTHOPAEDICS Dr. Benjamin Epstein Dr. Epstein is an experienced orthopaedic surgeon, who has been in practice for 20 years. Dr. Epstein is Board Certi“ed by the American Osteopathic Academy of Orthopedics. Great Orthopaedic CareRight Here in OkeechobeeOrthopaedic Specialists at Raulerson is located at 1924 Hwy 441 North, Okeechobee (just north of the Hospital, in the blue-roof building) Call for an appointment 863-357-0540. We Treat Kids Too! For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 863-357-0540 .Orthopaedic Specialists at Raulerson offers a full range of orthopaedic services including: € Total Hip and Knee Replacements € Arthroscopic Surgery & Sports Medicine € Pediatric Orthopedics € Work Related injuries Most insurances and Medicare are accepted. The hip joint is one of the bodys largest weight-bearing joints. Its a ball-and-socket j oint. This helps the hip remain stable even during twisting and extreme ranges of motion. A healthy hip joint allows you to walk, squat, and turn without pain. The most common cause of chronic hip pain and disability is arthritis. Osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and traumatic arthritis are the most common forms of this disease. Hip replacement surgery helps more than 200,000 Americans each y ear to relieve their hip pain, and get back to enjoying normal, everyday activities. Total hip replacement surgery almost always: € Stops or greatly reduces hip pain. Even the pain from surgery should go away within weeks.Hip Replacement Surgery Helps Thousands Annually € Increases leg strength. Without hip pain, youll be able to use your legs more. This will build up your muscles. € Improves quality of life by allowing you to do daily tasks and low-impact activities in greater comfort. € Provides years of easier movement. Most total hip replacements last for many years. Dont let hip pain keep you from what you enjoy doing. You may live for scenic walks, playing doubles with friends or swimming laps in the pool. Dont let hip pain stop you from moving! Get the treatment you need to comfortably move with ease. Dr. Benjamin Epstein, Board Certi“ ed Orthopaedic Surgeon with Orthopaedic Specialists at Raulerson explains My patients seeking relief from joint pain love having access to great orthopaedic care, right here in Okeechobee.Ž No more traveling great distances and inconveniencing yourself and others. The orthopaedic procedures you require are available in your very own community. If hip pain is keeping you from everyday activities and the weekend recreation you cannot live without, trust an experienced, Board Certi“ ed physician to help you love your joints again … sooner. FAMILY MEDICINE 15 Okeechobee News A ugust 28, 2013

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By Charles M. MurphyOkeechobee NewsCory Surls hit Eddie Neal for a 27-yard touchdown on a 4th down and 18 play late in the rst half and Khalil Smith and Drayton Billie combined for 147 yards rushing as Okeechobee defeated Lake Placid in the exhibition Kick Off Classic held Friday at Lake Placid High School. The OHS varsity team scored 8 points. The 6 points scored for Lake Placid came in the junior varsity portion of the exhibition. Lake Placid was held to 136 yards in offense over the nal three quarters of the game by a stout Okeechobee defense. The Green Dragons junior varsity scored a touchdown in the rst quarter on a 70-yard run by Travis Wiggins. Another touchdown by their junior varsity on a 75-yard touchdown pass w as negated by a penalty. Brahman coach Chris Branham said he's never disappointed in a victory but the team has a lot of improvement to do this year. "We knew we can't give other teams opportunities to beat us and we have to be beaten by better teams. We had plenty of opportunities to put this game in another light tonight," he said. Branham said Lake Placid had good athletes and a good coaching staff and should have a ne season. Okeechobee did have 261 y ards in total offense in the game. The offensive line blew open some big holes at times. Smith had a 34-yard run and Billie added a 52y ard run for OHS. "Our strength is our offensive line. They are pretty smart kids that do their assignments and are unbelievable to be around," Branham added. Lake Placid ran the Wing-T offense and had their share of success at times. Marquavein Copeland, Jerry Fields, Robert Walton and Nick Tuason all had over 30 yards rushing as the Green Dragons kept the Brahman defense off balance at times. Walton started the varsity game with a 24-yard jaunt and Fields added a 15-yard run to put Lake Placid to the Brahman 31-yard line on their opening drive. Runs of 17 and 15 yards by Walton in the third quarter got Lake Placid to the Okeechobee 26-yard line before the drive stalled. A fumble recovery by linebacker Malachi McLean at the Okeechobee 34-yard line gave the Dragons their best opportunity to score. An 11-yard run by Fields gave the Dragons a rst down at the Brahman 15 early in the fourth quarter. A tackle behind the line of scrimmage by Juan Yae Ford helped stop the Dragons at the Brahman 6-yard line. Billie followed with his long run on a third down to get OHS out of trouble. Zeke Matthews sealed the victory with a late interception inside the Brahman 30-yard line. Branham said the defense will have to continue to do their assignments and listen to their coaching staff. He said many times the kids didn't take the coach's advice and follow the pulling guards on the Wing-T run plays which resulted in big gains by Lake Placid. "Defensively it is OK when you get beat because those things happen in life, but you can't go out and lose. We have a lot of growing to do. I'm very proud of the kids," he added. Branham said the defense is young and is expected to make mistakes but will learn from them as the season progresses. Smith said the offensive linemen opened the holes and the running backs hit the holes. "We have a bond with the linemen. When they say they will get the hole, we tell them we will hit the hole, and that is all that matters. We have fun doing it." Branham said he thinks the team will execute better this Friday against Bear Creek, Colo., when the Brahmans open the regular season at the Disney Wide World of Sports Complex in Kissimmee. Game notes Daniel Nunez ran hard for OHS with 47 yards on the ground. Arthur Woodruff rushed for 14 yards and caught a pass for the Brahman junior varsity. OHS lost two fumbles and Lake Placid threw two interceptions. There were 15 penalties in the game. OHS went 5-10 on third down conversions. 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 16 Okeechobee News August 28, 2013 OHS Brahmans beat Lake Placid in Kick Off Classic Sept. 1 is Saltwater License-Free Fishing DayGovernor Rick Scott and the Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission have announced a saltwater license-free shing day for Sunday, Sept. 1. On this day, Florida residents and visitors can experience Florida's unique saltwater shing opportunities rst hand without being required to have a recreational saltwater shing license. Governor Scott said, "The license-free shing day on Sept. 1 is a great way for families to enjoy Florida's incredible saltwater shing opportunities during the Labor Day holiday. Florida is the Fishing Capital of the World and this license-free weekend is a great opportunity to introduce friends and family who may have never experienced Florida saltwater shing to enjoy the Sunshine States' bountiful waters and historic shing communities." License-free shing days, including freshwater days, were held earlier this year on April 13 and June 8 for freshwater and June 1 for saltwater. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) will consider adding four license-free shing days to the calendar at the Sept. 5 meeting in Pensacola. If approved, there will be two more saltwater and two more freshwater license-free shing days before the end of 2013. All other regulations still apply. An annual license for residents can be purchased at 1-888-FISH-Florida or at License.MyFWC. com. All shing license fees are used to support Florida sh and wildlife conservation and help attain additional funding for Federal Aid in Sport Fish Restoration projects. All bag limits, seasons and size restrictions apply on these dates. For shing tips, locations and rules, visit MyFWC.com/Fishing.

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American Renal Associates a national provider of quality dialysis systems with the lowest sta turnover in the industry, is accepting applications for the following positions at our new state-of-the-art facility in Okeechobee, FL.Registered Nurse Part TimeSeeking qualied applicants to provide PD hemodialysis patient care. Minimum of 3 months dialysis experience and current FL state license required.Patient Care Technician Full TimeWe are seeking qualied applicants for full-time employment. Dialysis experience and current certication required.Registered Dietitian Part TimeThe qualied candidate must be registered with the Commission of Dietetic Registration, which is a credentialling agent for the American Dietetic Association. Applicant must also have current licensure in the state of FL and at least one year of clinical nutrition experience. Experience with ESRD preferred. We oer competitive salaries, plus excellent health, life and disability benets (for full time sta) as well as a generous paid time o policy that recognizes your most recent, direct dialysis experience (for full time and part time sta). Please fax or email resum and cover letter indicating position of interest in the subject line to: Audra Wheatley, Clinic Manager Fax: 978-232-8269; Email: awheatley@americanrenal.comEOE/DFWP. All inquires will be held in strict condence. Visit us online: www.americanrenal.com 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. Need a few more bucks to purchase something deer? Pick up some extra bucks when you sell your used items in the classifeids. Shop here first! The classified ads Employment Full Time TRUCK/TRAILER MECHANIC Call Ryan at (800) 741-6500 or apply in person or online www.walpoleinc.comseeking an experienced Truck/Trailer Mechanic• Must have own tools & a strong desire to excel • Knowledge of Pacar Engine a plus • Compensation based on experience • Company offers paid uniforms, paid vacation, paid insurance, boot allowance EOE/DFWP IMMEDIATE OPENING WATER TREATMENT PLANT SLUDGE PRESS OPERATOR for the Okeechobee Utility Authority Must possess a High School Diploma or equivalent and a valid FL Drivers License. CDL License preferred. Only those with a three year clean driving record need to apply. Applications will be accepted until September 9, 2013 at the Okeechobee Utility Authority located at 100 SW. 5th. Avenue, Okee, FL 34974. e application can also be obtained from the OUA website, www.OUAFL.com.AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER AND DRUG FREE WORKPLACEDrivers: $5,000 Sign-On Bonus! Great Pay! Consistent Freight, Great Miles on this Regional Account. Werner Enterprises: 1-888-567-4854 Your next job could be in todays classifieds. Did you look for it? Employment Full TimeOTR DRIVERHome once a week. Clean driving record. Drug Free. Exp. req’d. Call (863) 414-8842 Shopping Center Daily Janitorial/ Maintenance Person needed. Duties to include exterior debris pick up, cleaning, mowing, weed control, and light repairs as needed. Must able to perform physical outdoor duties, be dependable and have your own tools. 561-996-8080 x77 Employment Medical Employment Medical Employment Medical Employment Medical Business Opportunities NOTICEIndependent Newspapers will never accept any advertisement that is illegal or considered fraudulent. In all cases of questionable value, such as promises of guaranteed income from work-athome programs if it sounds too good to be true, chances are that it is. If you have questions or doubts about any ad on these pages, we advise that before responding or sending money ahead of time, you chec k with the Better Business Bureau at 772-878-2010 for previous complaints. Some 800 and 900 telephone numbers may require an extra charge, as well as long distance toll costs. We will do our best to alert our reader o f these charges in the ads, but occasionally we may not be aware of the charges. Therefore, i f you call a number out o f your area, use caution. ExcavationLESLIE SUMMERFORD EXCAVATING LLC. Call us for your excavation needs; land clearing ponds, hauling of ll dirt, shell, millings (when available) transportation of heavy equipment. Call Leslie for excavation needs. (863)763-9330 or (863)634-7659. Buying a car? Look in the classifieds. Selling a car? Look in the classifieds. 17 Okeechobee News A ugust 28, 2013 October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The feature section will include valuable information about breast cancer prevention. 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Health Care EGG DONOR Loving couple seeks a caring FEMALE to give the gift of life by becoming an EGG DONOR. Excellent compensation of $6,000.00. Must be between the ages of 18-29 In Good health and Drug free. Please contact Boca Fertility @ 561-368-5500 Air ConditionersUSED A/C UNITS FOR SALE Good condition, many sizes and types available. 467-1545 Quality A/C & Heating AntiquesCo-Op Antiques 1214 SW 2nd Ave. Behind Dairy Queen LABOR DAY SALE! Make your own sale! Tell us your offer, we just might take it. Making room for new arrivals in fall. Beth-532-9138 or Judy-634-1552 MiscellaneousNew Rare, F.N. 5.7 Cal. Auto Pistol, 3-20 RA Mags, Fitted Case with Accessories, 2 boxes Ammo. New in box with papers. Sell $2,100 or trade for Colt AR-15 223 A ntique Roll Top Desk, 3’ 8” high,dark wood, 5’ wide, 7 drawers, 32” deep $950 Call 863-763-5110 Musical Instruments Y amaha Tenor B-Flat Intermediate Saxophone with case and extra mouthpiece Paid $2,800, will sacri ce for $1,200. Serviced and tuned! Call 863-697-6382. Lawn & GardenCOMPOST for Organic Gardening and Farming Okeechobee Recycling Facility, enter at Waste Management, 10800 NE. 128th Avenue. Pickup or Delivered *Public Welcomed* Please call. (216)956-0949 Apartments2bdrm/1bath Duplex in town. Walking distance to stores, NO PETS, First, Last & Security $550.00 a month 863-634-2820 BASSWOOD 2BR, 2BA, laundry rm w/hookups, freshly painted. $700 mo. 1st & sec. of $500. Home Realty Services LLC. Ask for Diane 863-801-4498. Beautiful Samantha’s Garden Apartments 2BR/2BA, in town, W&D, $800 mo. + sec. dep. Call (863)467-9250 or (863)634-5780. 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 FOR RENT 2BR, 1BA duplex, great location in Okeechobee Estates, A/C, laundry room. Water and Lawn Care included. $595/month. Call 863-835-2391 OAK LAKE VILLAS 2BR, 2BA, laundry room, private courtyard. $850 month, 1st & sec. Home Realty Services LLC. Ask for Diane 863-801-4498. 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 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 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. How fast can your car go? It can go even faster when you sell it in the classifieds. Houses RentS.W. Section 3BR/2BA 1 Car garage. Lrg back yard with mature Oak Trees. $950.00 monthly. 1st and security total $1,900 to move in. Call 863-634-5586 Office Space RentOFFICE SUITES AVAILABLE 500 SQ. FT. Move-in Incentive, Rent Negotiable. (863)467-0651 Rental NeededBY TWO SENIOR CITIZENS & 9yr OLD SM. DOG. 2/BEDROOM HOUSE, NICE YARD & YARD MAINTENANCE. WILL SIGN LEASE IF NECESSARY PLEASE CALL 863-357-5906 Houses SaleOwner Financing3 bdrm 2 bath 8 year old house on 1 acre $3,500.00 down $931.42 a month. Call Beverley 863-634-2820 Lots SaleJust Reduced large fenced lot in Treasure Island with beautiful oak trees. Put a mobile home on lot or build your home $14,500.00 Call 863-634-2820 Priced to sell Residential Building lot, adjoining the golf course at the Beautiful Oaks of Blue Heron. $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 Real EstateWantedWANTED TO BUY IN PALM CREEK, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY. NOTHING UNDER CONSTRUCTION, NOTHING ON WATER. CALL URSULA 561-847-0535 LEAVE DETAILS. Grab a bargain from your neighbors garage, attic, basement or closet in todays classifieds. The classifieds are the most successful salesperson in town. Mobile Home RentBUCKHEAD RIDGE 2bd/2ba Dble Wide, central air, yearly lease. $500 mo. plus sec. 3bd./2ba Dble Wide. $600 mo. plus sec. No pets. Call 863-763-4031 Okee 3bd/2ba on water. treasure island, large yard, new carpet, NO PETS includes lawn service, $775/mo + sec. dep. Call (863)634-0663 Boats2002 21.5ft. Sea Fox Center Console, 150 hp. Johnson Outboard with matching trailer, good condition must sell due to illness asking $11,000. Call 863-697-0486 Campers/RVs1989 PROWLER, 29 fT. Travel Trailer. $2500. 863-610-1276 Wanted all Travel Trailers, Motor Homes and Fifth Wheels. Any Condition, Cash paid on the spot Call 941-347-7171 Autos WantedCASH FOR CARS No Title Needed, Any Condition. 268junk.com Located in Okeechobee Call (863)268-5865 Pickup TrucksFor Sale 2002 Chev. S10, white, 4 cyl., 5 speed, cold A/C, 151K miles, runs great! Narrow box, new tires, new plugs and wires, new battery, 25mph! $3,400/obo Tom 863-467-5435 leave a msg. Vans2000 Chrysler Town & Country LXI Limited Edition Minivan $2,950 101K miles, dual air, new battery, 3.8 liter, Kelley Blue Book $5,090. Call 863-697-6382 Your new home could be in todays paper. Have you looked for it? Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 47-2011-CA-000212-CAA-XMX FV-I, INC. IN TRUST FOR MORGAN STANLEY MORTGAGE CAPITAL HOLDINGS, LLC, Plaintiff, v. MECHELE DAVIS, et al. Defendants NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE is hereby given that pursuant to the Final Judgment entered in the cause pending in the Circuit Court of the Nineteenth Judicial Circuit, in and for Okeechobee County, Florida, Case No. 47-2011-CA-000212-CAA-XMX 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 AND ALL EASEMENTS OR RIGHTS 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 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 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 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 18 Okeechobee News August 28, 2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 472013CA000268 SEACOAST NATIONAL BANK, Plaintiff, VS. CRAIG D. GOPHER, et al., Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated August 7, 2013, entered in Case No. 13-CA-268 in the Circuit Court of the 19th Judicial Circuit in and for Okeechobee County, Florida wherein Seacoast National Bank is Plaintiff, and Craig D. Gopher, The Unknown Spouse of Craig D. Gopher, and 21ST Mortgage Corporation, are the Defendants, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in the Jury Assembly Room, 2nd Floor, Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, FL 34972 at 11:00 am on the 25th day of September, 2013, the following described property Okeechobee County, Florida: THE EAST 1237.75 FEET OF THE NORTH ONE-HALF OF GOVERNMENT LOT 2, IN SECTION 4, TOWNSHIP 36 SOUTH, RANGE 35 EAST, LESS THE EAST 990.00 FEET THEREOF, SUBJECT TO EXISTING COUNTY ROAD UPON THE NORTH AND ALSO SUBJECT TO THE RIGHT OF THE PUBLIC OF THE SOUTH TWENTY FEET FOR ROAD PURPOSES. 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 20 days after the sale. Dated this 9th day of August, 2013. SHARON ROBERTSON CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COUR T BY: Sandra L. Creech DEPUTY CLER K 450695 ON 8/28;9/4/2013 Need a few more bucks to purchase something deer? Pick up some extra bucks when you sell your used items in the classifeids.

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Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION CASE NO. 47-2012-CA-000113 OCWEN LOAN SERVICING, LLC, Plaintiff, VS. SUSAN L. LEVITT, UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF SUSAN L. LEVITT, UNKNOWN TENANT IN POSSESSION #1, UNKNOWN TENANT IN POSSESSION #2, Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure led April 25, 2013 entered in Civil Case No. 47-2012-CA-000113 of the Circuit Court of the NINETEENTH Judicial Circuit in and for Okeechobee County, Florida, the Clerk of Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in the Jury Assembly Room, 2nd Floor of the Okeechobee Judicial Center, 312 Northwest 3rd Street, Ok eechobee, FL. 34972 in accordance with Chapter 45, Florida Statutes on the 25th day of September, 2013 at 11:00 AM on the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to-wit: THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED LAND, SITUATE, LYING AND BEING IN OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA, TO-WIT:A NEW PARCEL OF LAND IN THE NE 1/4 OF THE SW 1/4 OF SECTION 29, TOWNSHIP 37 SOUTH, RANGE 35 EAST, BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCE AT THE NE CORNER OF THE NE 1/4 OF THE SW 1/4 OF SAID SECTION 29, THENCE BEAR S 00 DEG 28’ 45” E ALONG THE EAST BOUNDARY OF SAID NE 1/4 OF SW 1/4 FOR A DISTANCE OF 1015.00 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING OF THE PARENT TRACT DESCRIBED IN O.R. BOOK 278, PAGE 673, PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA; THENCE BEAR N 89 DEG 58’ 37” W ALONG THE SOUTH LINE OF SAID PARENT TRACT FOR A DISTANCE OF 35.00 FEET TO THE WEST RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE OF SW 24TH AVENUE (EAGLE BAY DRIVE), AND THE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE BEAR N 89 DEG 58’ 37” W ALONG SAID SOUTH LINE FOR A DISTANCE OF 170.00 FEET TO A POINT AS MARKED WITH A 5/8” REBAR; THENCE BEAR N 00 DEG 28’ 45” W PARALLEL WITH THE SAID EAST LINE OF THE NE 1/4 OF THE SW 1/4 FOR A DISTANCE OF 139.00 FEET TO A POINT LYING 70.00 FEET SOUTH OF IF MEASURED AT RIGHT ANGLES TO THE NORTH LINE OF SAID PARENT PARCEL; THENCE BEAR S 89 DEG 58’ 37” E PARALLEL WITH THE SAID NORTH LINE OF THE PARENT PARCEL FOR A DISTANCE OF 170.00 FEET TO THE SAID WEST RIGHT-OFWAY LINE OF SW 24TH AVENUE; THENCE BEAR S 00 DEG 28’ 45” E ALONG SAID RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE FOR A DISTANCE OF 139.00 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING, CONTAINING 0.54 ACRES MORE OR LESS. BEING THE SAME PROPERTY CONVEYED TO SUSAN L. LEVITT BY DEED FROM THEODORE P. SWINGLE AND HELEN L. SWINGLE, HIS WIFE RECORDED 12/20/1999 IN DEED BOOK 432 PAGE 239, IN THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens, must le a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated this 9th day of May, 2013. SHARON ROBERTSON CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk 444743 ON 8/28;9/4/2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION Case #: 2011-CA-000010 WELLS FARGO BANK, NA Plaintiff, -VS.PETER L. JOHNSON AND ANITA G. JOHNSON Defendant(s). NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order dated June 27, 2013 entered in Civil Case No. 2011-CA-000010 of the Circuit Court of the 19th Judicial Circuit in and for Okeechobee County, Florida, wherein WELLS FARGO BANK, NA, Plaintiff and PETER L. JOHNSON AND ANITA G. JOHNSON are defendant(s), I, Clerk of Court, Sharon Robertson, will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in the Jury Assembly Room, on the Second Floor, of the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 312 N.W. Third Street, Okeechobee, FL 34972 beginning at 11:00 A.M. on September 25, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to-wit: LOT 5, CEDAR COVE SUBDIVISION ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 6 PAGE 24 PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY FLORIDA TOGETHER WITH THAT CERTAIN MOBILE HOME DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS; 1989 PEACHTREE DOUBLEWIDE ID#PSHGA5841A AND #PSHGA5841B 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 o de habla, llame al 711. KREYOL: Si ou se yon moun ki kokobe ki bezwen asistans ou aparey pou ou ka patisipe nan prosedu sa-a, ou gen dwa san ou pa bezwen peye anyen pou ou jwen on seri de ed. Tanpri kontakte Corrie Johnson, Co-ordinator ADA, 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 O’mwen 7 jou avan ke ou gen pou-ou paret nan tribunal, ou imediatman ke ou resevwa avis sa-a ou si le ke ou gen pou-ou ale nan tribunal-la mwens ke 7 jou; Si ou pa ka tande ou pale byen, rele 711.Sharon Robertson CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT Okeechobee County, Florida BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk of Court ATTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF: Kass Shuler, P.A. P.O. Box 800, Tampa, FL 33601 foreclosureservice@kasslaw.com 448733 ON 8/28;9/4/2013 Its never too late to find the perfect gift. Look for it in the classifieds. Grab a bargain from your neighbors garage, attic, basement or closet in todays classifieds. Public Notice Earn some extra cash. Sell your used items in the classifieds How fast can your car go? It can go even faster when you sell it in the classifieds. 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 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. 47-2013-CA-000158 JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION Plaintiff, vs. AARON BARTOE A/K/A AARON K. BARTOE A/K/A AARON KEITH BARTOE; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF AARON BARTOE A/K/A AARON K. BARTOE A/K/A AARON KEITH BARTOE; TOWN & COUNTRY TITLE GUARANTY & ESCROW; UNKNOWN PERSON(S) IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY; Defendants. NOTICE OF ACTION To the following Defendant(s): AARON BARTOE A/K/A AARON K. BARTOE A/K/A AARON KEITH BARTOE (RESIDENCE UNKNOWN) UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF AARON BARTOE A/K/A AARON K. BARTOE A/K/A AARON KEITH BARTOE (RESIDENCE UNKNOWN) YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action for Foreclosure of Mortgage on the following described property: LOT 21, DEER PARK ACRES, AN UNRECORDED SUBDIVISION LYING IN SECTIONS 31, 32 & 33, TOWNSHIP 33 SOUTH, RANGE 35 EAST, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA, BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCING AT THE SOUTHEAST CORNER OF SAID SECTION 32, MARKED BY A HEWED LIGHTERWOOD POST, BEAR SOUTH 8933’31” W, ALONG THE SOUTH LINE OF SAID SECTION 32, A DISTANCE OF 2,317.56 FEET; THENCE NORTH A DISTANCE OF 672.86 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE CONTINUE ALONG AFOREDESCRIBED LINE A DISTANCE OF 330.00 FEET; THENCE BEAR NORTH 89 19’ 08” EAST, A DISTANCE OF 660.00 FEET; THENCE BEAR SOUTH A DISTANCE OF 330.00 FEET; THENCE BEAR SOUTH 8919’ 08” o WEST, A DISTANCE OF 660.00 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. SUBJECT TO THE EAST 25 FEET THEREOF FOR ROAD PURPOSES. TOGETHER WITH THAT CERTAIN DOUBLEWIDE MANUFACTURED HOME DESCRIBED AS A 1997 FLET WITH VIN NOS. FLELV70A25093GH31 AND FLELV70B25093GH31 a/k/a 33855 NW 21ST AVENUE, OKEECHOBEE, FLORIDA 34972. has been led against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it, on Kahane & Associates, P.A., Attorney for Plaintiff, whose address is 8201 Peters Road, Ste. 3000, Plantation, FLORI. within thirty (30) days after the rst publication of this Notice in the THE OKEECHOBEE NEWS and le the original with the Clerk of this Court either before service on Plaintiff’s attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the complaint. 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) 8074370 por to menos 7 dias antes de que tenga que comparecer en corte o inmediatamente despuis de haber recibido ista noti caciOn si es que falta menos de 7 dias para su comparecencia. Si tiene una discapacidad auditiva 6 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 pant 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 tan& ou pale byen, rele 711. WITNESS my hand the seal of this Court this 21st day of August, 2013. SHARON ROBERTSON As Clerk of the Court BY: Jennifer Rediker As Deputy Clerk 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 451123 ON 8/28;9/4/2013 Public Notice 19 Okeechobee News A ugust 28, 2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. PROBATE DIVISION CASE NO. 2013-CP-106 In Re: Estate of Dora E. Wilson, a/k/a Dora Elizabeth Wilson a/k/a D. Elizabeth Wilson, Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of Dora E. Wilson, A/k/a Dora Elizabeth Wilson, a/k/a D. Elizabeth Wilson, deceased, whose date of death was July 10, 2013, and whose social security number is ***-**-4060, is pending in the Circuit Court for Okeechobee County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 312 N.W. 3rd Street, Suite 101, Okeechobee, Florida 34972. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representative’s attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against the decedent’s estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must le their claims with court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent’s estate must le their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT’S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of the rst publication of this notice is August 28, 2013. Personal Representative: Wayne L. Knox 13134 N. Hunters Circle San Antonio, TX 78230 Attorney for Personal Representative: CONELY & CONELY, P.A. P.O. Drawer 1367 Okeechobee, Florida 34973 Telephone: (863) 763-3825 Facsimile: (863) 763-6856 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA Case No.: 47-2013-CA-000068 THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON FKA THE BANK OF NEW YORK, AS TRUSTEE FOR THE CERTIFICATEHOLDERS OF CWABS INC., ASSETBACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2006-25, Plaintiff, vs. ERIC ENOCH COVIL, et al. Defendants NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated July 10, 2013, and entered in Case No. 47-2013-CA-000068, of the Circuit Court of the Nineteenth 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 CWABS INC., ASSET-BACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2006-25 (hereafter “Plaintiff”), is Plaintiff and ERIC ENOCH COVIL; LOURDES CLERMONT COVIL, are defendants. The Clerk of Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in the Jury Assembly Room, 2nd Floor, of the Okeechobee County Judicial Center; 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, at 11:00 a.m., on the 25th day of September, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: LOT 5, BLOCK 23, BASSWOOD UNIT 2, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 28, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Corrie Johnson, ADA Coordinator, 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 at least 7 days before your scheduled court apPrimary E-mail Address: tconely@conelyandconely.com Secondary 1 E-Mail Address: blanier@conelyandconely.com Secondary 2 E-Mail Address service@conelyandconely.com BY: Tom W. Conely, III Florida Bar No. 096482 450797 ON 78/28,9/4/2013 pearance, 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 26th day of July, 2013. SHARON ROBERTSON CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT BY: Sandra L. Creech As Deputy Clerk Van Ness Law Firm, PLC 1239 E. Newport Center Drive Suite #110 Deer eld Beach, Florida 33442 Phone (954) 571-2031 Fax (954) 571-2033 Pleadings@vanlaw .com 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. 448890 ON 8/28;9/4/2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 19TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. CASE NO. 11-CA-000140-CA WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A. AS SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO WACHOVIA BANK, N.A., Plaintiff, VS. CLEVELAN SHIELDS A/K/A CLEAVLAN SHIELDS, ET AL Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to the Summary Final Judgment in Foreclosure dated JULY 31, 2013 and entered in Case No. 11-CA-000140CA of the Circuit Court of the 19TH Judicial Circuit in and for OKEECHOBEE County, Florida, wherein WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A. AS SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO WACHOVIA BANK, N.A. is Plaintiff and CLEVELAN SHIELDS A/K/A CLEAVLAN SHIELDS, all unknown parties claiming by, through, under or against the named defendants, whether living or not, and whether said unknown parties claims as heirs, devisees, grantees, assignees, lienors, creditors, trustees, or in any other capacity, claiming by, through, under or against the named Defendants are the Defendants, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in the Jury Assembly Room, 2nd Floor, 312 N West 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida, at the OKEECHOBEE County Judicial Center at 11:00 A.M., on the 25th 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. day of September, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Order of Final Judgment, to wit: LOT 7, ACCORDING TO A SURVEY OF THE NORTHEAST 300.10 FEET OF THE SOUTHWEST 400.10 FEET (HIGHWAY FRONTAGE) OF TRACT 2, AS DESCRIBED IN OFFICIAL RECORDS BOOK 16, PAGE 201, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA; SAID SURVEY BEING RECORDED IN BOOK 45, PAGE 503, OF THE OFFICIAL RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA Street Address: 240 US HIGHWAY 441 SOUTHEAST, OKEECHOBEE, FLORIDA 34974 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens, must le a claim within sixty (60) days after the sale. WITNESS my hand and the seal of the Court this 2nd day of August, 2013 SHARON ROBERTSON Clerk of Court By: Sandra L. Creech As Deputy Clerk If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Corrie Johnson, ADA Coordinator, 250 NW County Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986 (772)807-4370 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. 450191 ON 8/28 & 9/4/2013 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 entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Corrie Johnson, ADA Coordinator, 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days: i f you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. 450216 ON 8/21,28/2013 School Board Executive Session Members of the Okeechobee County School Board will meet in closed Executive Session on Thursday, September 5, 2013, at 5:00 p.m., in the Superintendent’s Of ce (Room 307) located at 700 SW 2nd Avenue, Okeechobee. The purpose for the Executive Session is for the Board to meet with their attorney and the Superintendent to prepare for negotiations with the Okeechobee County Education Association #1604 for the 2013-14 school year. Collective bargaining sessions are to be announced. Ken Kenworthy Superintendent 450401 ON 8/28/2013 Okeechobee County School Board Meeting September 5, 2013 The School Board of Okeechobee County will conduct its regular monthly meeting as well as a nal public hearing for adoption of the 2013-14 millage rates and district budget on Thursday, September 5, 2013. The meeting will be at 6:00 p.m. in Room 303, School Board Administrative Of ce, 700 SW 2nd Avenue, Okeechobee, and is open to the public. There will be no meeting on Tuesday, September 10, 2013, as previously scheduled. Ken Kenworthy Superintendent of Schools 450 ON 8/28/2013

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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 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 POINT ON THE 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. Creech, Deputy Clerk 449324 ON 8/21,28/2013 Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice 20 Okeechobee News August 28, 2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 472012CA000118CAAXMX WELLS FARGO BANK, NA; Plaintiff, V S. CAROL WANDER AKA CAROL A. WANDER, ET AL; Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS GIVEN that, in accordance with the Default Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated June 18, 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 September 25, 2013, the following described property: LOT 11 OF BLOCK 1, OAK PARK SUBDIVISION, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 3, PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. Property Address: 3481 SW 17TH STREET, OKEECHOBEE, FL 34974-5405, OKEECHOBEE 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. WITNESS my hand and the seal of this court on June 27, 2013. SHARON ROBERTSON Clerk of Circuit Court BY: Sandra L. Creech By: Deputy Clerk If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Corrie Johnson, ADA Coordinator, 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 at least 7 days before y our scheduled court a p pearance, 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. 447524 ON 8/28;9/4/2013 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. Personal Representative Maryann Knuth 4738 Pleasant Mills Road Mullica Township Hammonton, NJ 08037 Attorney for Personal Representative Michael A. Hyett Esq. Florida Bar No. 225274 Rothenberg, Hyett, Eisen & Lang, P.A. 3430 Atlantic Avenue Atlantic City, New Jersey Telephone: (609) 348-0157 450558 ON 8/21,28/2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 19TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION: CASE NO.: 47-2010-CA-000348 AURORA LOAN SERVICES, LLC Plaintiff, VS. ALLEN SCHOLLE; KING’S BAY HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC.; MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INCORPORATED AS NOMINEE FOR STONECREEK FUNDING CORPORATION; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF ALLEN SCHOLLE; 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 27th day of June, 2013, and entered in Case No. 47-2010CA-000348, of the Circuit Court of the 19TH Judicial Circuit in and for Okeechobee County, Florida, wherein AURORA LOAN SERVICES, LLC is the Plaintiff and ALLEN SCHOLLE; KING’S BAY HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC.; MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INCORPORATED AS NOMINEE FOR STONECREEK FUNDING CORPORATION; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF ALLEN SCHOLLE; 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 25th day of September, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to Wit: LOT 2, BLOCK 7, KINGS BAY, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 5, PAGE 91-94, 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 app earance or immediatel y u p on 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 sta 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 p rosedu sa-a ou g en 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 16th day of July, 2013. SHARON ROBERTSON Clerk Of The Circuit Court BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk 448737 ON 8/28;9/4/2013 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 19TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. CASE No.: 2012CA000136 U.S. BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE UNDER THE POOLING AND SERVICING AGREEMENT DATED AS OF JANUARY 1, 2007, GSMAP TRUST 2007H1, MORTGAGE PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2007-H1, Plaintiff, VS. Samantha G. Arellano, Raul Jaimez, State of Florida and Clerk of Court for the 19th Judicial Circuit, Defendants. RE-NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Summary Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated February 20, 2013, and entered in Case No. 2012CA000136 of the Circuit Court of the 19th Judicial Circuit in and for Okeechobee County, Florida, wherein U.S. BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIANOTICE UNDER FICTITIOUS NAME LAW Notice is hereby given that the undersigned, pursuant to the “Fictitious Name Statute,” will register with Florida Department of State, Division of Corporations the ctitious name, to wit: George M. Morgan 1002 SW 24th Avenue Okeechobee, FL 34974 Under which we expect to engage in business at: XMX Guns 108 S.E. Park Street Okeechobee, FL 34972 In the City of Okeechobee/County o f Okeechobee, Florida. That the parties interested in said Business enterprise are: George M. Norman 1002 S.W. 24th Avenue Okeechobee, FL 34974 Dated at Okeechobee, Okeechobee County, Florida, this the 26th day o f August, 2013. BY: George M. Norman 451211 ON 8/28/2013 TION, AS TRUSTEE UNDER THE POOLING AND SERVICING AGREEMENT DATED AS OF JANUARY 1, 2007, GSMAP TRUST 2007-H1, MORTGAGE PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2007-H1, is the Plaintiff, and Samantha G. Arellano, Raul Jaimez, State of Florida and Clerk of Court for the 19th Judicial Circuit, are Defendants, the Clerk o f the Circuit Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in the Jury Assembly room, 2nd Floor, o f the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, located at 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, FL 34972, at 11:00 A.M. on the 25th day of September 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Summary Final Judgment, to wit: Lot 6, Block 23, Basswood Unit 2, according to the plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 28, of the Public Records of Okeechobee County, Florida Parcel ID Number: R 1-05-37-35-0020-00230-0060 Street Address: 3381 NW 26th Avenue, Okeechobee, FL 34972 and all xtures and personal property located therein or thereon, which are included as security in Plaintiff’s mortgage. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus funds from the sale, i f any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must le a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated at Okeechobee, Okeechobee County, Florida, this 25th day o f June, 2013. Sharon Robertson Clerk of said Circuit Court BY: Sandra L. Creech As Deputy Cler k Clar eld, Okon, Salomone, & Pincus, P.L. Attorney for Plaintiff 500 S. Australian Avenue, Suite 730 West Palm Beach, FL 33406 (561) 713-1400 pleadings@cosplaw.com 447230 ON 8/28;9/4/2013 No wonder newspaper readers have more fun!READING A NEWSPAPER HELPS YOU GET INVOLVED IN THE COMMUNITY. Need a few more bucks to purchase something deer? Pick up some extra bucks when you sell your used items in the classifeids.

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Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 47-2010-CA-000047 WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A. Plaintiff, v. JOSE BALTAZAR; CIRILA BALTAZAR A /K/A CIRILA S. DE BALTAZAR; UNKNOWN TENANT 1; UNKNOWN TENA NT 2; AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST THE ABOVE NAMED DEFENDANT(S), WHO (IS/ARE) NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIM AS HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, LIENORS, CREDITORS, TRUSTEES, SPOUSES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS; BANK OF A MERICA, N.A; OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, A POLITICAL SUBDIVISION OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to the Summary Final Judgment of Foreclosure entered on October 03, 2012, and the Order Rescheduling Foreclosure Sale entered on July 23, 2013, in this cause, in the Circuit Court of Okeechobee County, Florida, I will sell the property situated in Okeechobee County, Florida, described as: Lot 18, and the East 1/2 of Lot 17 in Block 22, Okeechobee Park, according to the Plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 1, Page 35, Public Records of Okeechobee County, Florida. a/k/a 2095 NW 2ND STREET, 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, Okeechobee County, Florida, at eleven o’clock a.m., on September 25, 2013. IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION 21 Okeechobee News A ugust 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 RECORDIN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 47-2012-CA-000454 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. BUSINESS&SERVICEDIRECTORY AIR CONDITIONING ATTORNEYS WANTED TO BUY FURNITURE LOCAL DONATIONS HEALTH FOODS 863-763-6742 7/24 SERVICE FOR OUR CUSTOMERS208 SW 5thAve. € OkeechobeeEMORY WALKER EMORY WALKER CO. INC. CO. INC.Air Conditioning & RefrigerationCAC042747 CAC014022 CAC057129Serving the Lake Area for 40 Years! 763-8391CACO 23499€24/7 Emergency Service€Senior Citizen Discount€ FREE Estimates on System Replacements. We Sell The Best And Service The Rest!Ž HOSKINS, TURCO, LLOYD & LLOYD HoskinsTurco.com 212 S. Parrott Ave Okeechobee357-5800 Local donations helping Local peopleA ministry with a heart for the hurtingFREE PICKUPOkeechobee Campus 7595 NE 128th Ave, Okeechobee, FL863-763-4224www.faithfarm.orgAccepting donations of household goods. Elliotts Pawn Shop419 W.S. Park St. € 863.763-5553W e B u y S c r a p G o l d S i l v e r a n d C o i n s Rebecca Boldt Hamilton, P.A.REBECCA H. BOLDT, Attorney at Law RICHARD W. SEYMOUR, Attorney at Law 863-467-1894 Advertise Here!!! email: okeeadsale@newszap.com Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must le a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated at Okeechobee, Florida, this 24th day of July, 2013. Sharon Robertson Clerk of the Circuit Court BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk DOUGLAS C. ZAHM, P.A. 12425 28th Street North, Suite 200 St. Petersburg, FL 33716 Telephone No. (727) 536-4911 Fax No. (727) 539-1094 449321 ON 8/28;9/4/2013 ED 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 THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER 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. 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, Time to clean out the attic, basement and/or garage? Advertise your yard sale in the classifieds and make your clean up a breeze! How do you find a job in todays competitive market? In the employment section of the classifiedsSHARON 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 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 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 disabilit y who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Corrie Johnson, ADA Coordinator, 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. 450568 ON 8/21,28/2013 Vi e w a ll o f o ur spec ia l sect i o n s o n l in e spec ia lsect i o n s. n e w sz a p.co m

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22 Okeechobee News August 28, 2013 We are pledged to operate our newspaper as a public trust. Fairness is extremely important to us. We admit our errors promptly and we dont buryŽ the corrections. (If error appears on the front page, thats where we print the correction.) Sometimes people dont like what has been written about them. In those cases, we offer a right to replyŽ and allow them to tell their own side of the story. How are we doing? Let us know by emailing feedback@newszap.com or call your editor.Community Service Through Journalism Special to the Okeechobee News The Big ‘O’ Teen Anglers, Inc. held their last tournament on July 27, out of Okee-Tantie. Seventeen anglers brought 48 sh to the scales with a total weight of 98.16 lbs. The winners were: Ages 11 14 First Place Josh Hiler 8.97 lbs. and Big Fish 3.37 lbs. Second Place Ryan Barndollar 6.97 lbs. Third Place Danny Hays 6.00 lbs. Ages 15-18 First Place Drew Wanczak 8.22 lbs. and Big Fish 3.17 lbs. Second Place Dakota Dietrich 6.68 lbs. Third Place Matthew Haff 6.40 lbs. The Big O Teen Anglers would like to thank boat captains Leroy Bauer, Ben Carroll, Nathan Pippin, Roger Bohannon, Bob Stafford, Norris Newhouse, Ernie Johnson, Mike Zubricky and Richard Stiglitz for their continued support. A special thank you goes to Jamie Mellette of JGM Lawn Care for the ribs, and taking the time to prepare and cook them. Thank you also Doug and Sandy Vest of Pogey’s Restaurant for the pulled pork Boston butts, and their contribution for the Big O Teen Anglers monthly meetings. Thanks also to all the parents who brought a covered dish. George and Madalyne Dupont were missed. Big ‘O’ Teen Anglers hold tournament Special to the Okeechobee News/ BOTAMatthew Haff was in third place in his age group with 6.40 lbs. Special to the Okeechobee News/ BOTADrew Wanczak took rst place and Big Fish in the 15-18 age group. Special to the Okeechobee News/ BOTAJosh Hiler won rst place and Big Fish in his age group. Special to the Okeechobee News/ BOTADanny Hays was third in the 11-14 age group with 6.00 lbs. Special to the Okeechobee News/ BOTAIn second place was Dakota Dietrich with 6.68 lbs. Special to the Okeechobee News/ BOTARyan Barndollar was in second place in the 11-14 age group with 6.97 lbs. Donate blood at these locationsWhile you are planning your vacation, many are facing a long time in a hospital or recovery center. Help them with a donation of blood to speed their recovery. Blood drives are planned: Saturday, Aug. 31 – Labor Day Festival in Park, 10 a.m.–3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 31 – Wal Mart, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.

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Special to the Okeechobee News Every parent understands the value of spending personal time with his or her children. Yet in our demanding, fast-paced society, we often nd ourselves looking back at missed opportunities. More than any other y outh program available today, Cub Scouting supports parent and son relationships in ways that result in memories of time well spent together. The Cub Scout program is uniquely designed to the needs of young boys and their parents. Cub Scouting meets these needs by offering fun and challenging experiences that boys and parents do together. Such experiences range from learning how to cook, swim, sh, properly care for animals, sports, or use hand tools to complete small projects. In a recent study by Louis Harris & Associates of New York, at least 90 percent of parents mention that because of Cub Scouting, "they share time with their sons by working on projects together, going places together, and talking together." These experiences are truly time well spent. If such interactions are not made priorities, valuable avenues for a parent to demonstrate love and commitment are lost. A father says, "Scouting gives my son and me a lot of time to talk and share stories about my childhood." Young boys recognize that the priorities of parents are expressed in how parents spend their time. Perhaps as important, Cub Scouts learn skills in an environment that includes other boys their age. The boys work together, play together, challenge one another, and encourage one another. Parents indicate that social skills their boys learn through Cub Scouting include how to get along with others, how to respect others' feelings, and how to treat others. Bene ts like these cause one Cub Scouts mother to summarize Cub Scouting this way: "Scouting helps build self-esteem and it teaches a boy about his community." While every parent wants his or her son to have fun experiences in their childhood, fun alone is not enough. Young boys need safe environments and activities that promote strong values and character. These are the elements that families strive to provide and that Cub Scouting supports. When Cub Scout parents identify what they want from Scouting and what their boys receive, the top ve answers include they want their child to have fun, develop new skills, learn to respect others, be in a friendly/safe environment, and learn moral/ ethical values. Young boys grow up fast. Give your son a valuable gift by encouraging him to join Cub Scouting today. The time you invest in him today will make a difference in the person he becomes tomorrow. If this sounds like something you (mom, dad or both) and your child may be interested in, we will be holding a recruitment event this Thursday, Aug. 29, at 6 p.m. at the American Legion Post 64 (behind the cit y re department and city hall). For information, please Contact Shelly Doyle at 863-8013119, David Scalf at 863-634-5255 or Donn y Arnold at 863-634-6464. Cub Scout Pack 964 Recruiting new scouts for 2013 23 Okeechobee News A ugust 28, 2013 Crossword Puzzle ACROSS 1 Outlook 6 Previewed, as a joint 11 Attempt 14 Part of a squirrels stash 15 Abundant 16 Little hopper 17 Bills and catalogues? 19 The SimpsonsŽ character who graduated first in his class of seven million at the Calcutta Institute of Technology 20 Advanced deg. 21 Quick look 23 Remnant in a tray 26 Bygone 28 Tentative assent 29 Monks unusual appendage? 33 Canaanite deity 34 Source of light meat 35 Nev. neighbor 38 Ohio hometown of LeBron James 40 It ended Nov. 11, 1918 41 The blahs 43 Vietnamese holiday 44 Sci-fi invaders 47 Iowa State home 48 Where a kids shovel may be found? 51 Take in 53 Yanks rival 54 Binghamton-toUtica dir. 55 Show-offs shout 58 Lyon king 60 Disgusting!Ž 61 Traditional December spin around the harbor? 66 Top pitcher 67 Berts pal 68 Michelob __: light beer brand 69 Anderson Cooper, to Gloria Vanderbilt 70 __ HopeŽ: 70s80s soap 71 Dinner course DOWN 1 Large container 2 Dangerous, as a winter road 3 Bribe 4 You might do it over your own feet 5 News show VIP 6 Oriole great Ripken 7 BBs, for example 8 Cross 9 Brings out 10 Convention representative 11 1961 Ricky Nelson charttopper 12 Boxing ring borders 13 Letter sign-off 18 Go off-script 22 French affirmative 23 Plate appearance 24 Tremble 25 Like one just jilted 27 On the Origin of SpeciesŽ author 30 Rapper __ Rida 31 Walked down the 37-Down again 32 2010 Super Bowl champs 36 Scheduled to arrive 37 Bridal path 39 Pessimist 42 Brief sleep 45 Fundraising game 46 Newly wool-less 49 Rodent-induced cry 50 Genesis follower 51 Rap sheet name, maybe 52 Golfer Mediate 56 Every __ TigerŽ: Clancy book about Operation Desert Storm 57 __ go bragh!Ž 59 One of las Canarias 62 Some MIT grads 63 Worlds busiest airport: Abbr. 64 Nest egg letters 65 Youngster By Michael Sharp ()2011TibMdiSiI 09/07/11 09/07/11 ANSWER TO PREVIOUS PUZZLE: Edited by Rich Norris and Joyce Nichols Lewis xwordeditor@aol.com Special to the Okeechobee NewsRyan Arnold and Cameron Hamblen helped pass out programs at the Veterans Day celebrations in the park. Special to the Okeechobee NewsCub Scout Cameron Hamblen. 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. Fifth Ave., or FBC Of ce at 401 S.W. Fourth St. For information, call 863-763-2171 or 863-467-7625.Humane Society needs volunteersThe Okeechobee Humane Society Pet/ Rescue needs volunteers to help with of ce work and to help as kennel supervisors. The organization is non-pro t, with no paid staff and depends on donations and community volunteers. For information, contact Belinda Forlifer at 863-3571104.

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By Charles M. MurphyOkeechobee NewsOkeechobee volleyball opens up their season this week with a new coach and a new cast of players. Gone are seven seniors from 2012 and in their place is a group of talented, hungry, and younger players. Coach Taylor Pritchard ts right in with the y outh movement. She takes over a team with just two seniors, Erin Hudson and Breanna Nunez. "I'm very impressed with their work ethic because they really push themselves and have great attitudes," Pritchard stated. The new coach has instituted some new w orkouts for the girls. She also keeps the junior v arsity and varsity teams together to practice to build camaraderie. "They are a great group of girls and they are v ery young, so I get to keep them around for a few years," she added. The coach has emphasized to the players a number of things. They must be "coachable," be good listeners, have a good attitude at all times, show volleyball skills, and work hard. "The girls do push themselves hard and I'm v ery con dent in all of the players. I've emphasized that no spot is guaranteed. The girls must w ork to keep their spot," she added. Pritchard also wants to see the chemistry of the team improve. She said it will take some time but that by next season the team should be really, really solid. Top teams in the district this year include J ensen Beach, an old rival. OHS will play them at home which might give them an edge. Pritchard has been promoting the team on campus and w ould love to have big crowds that are loud and partisan this season. "I have high expectations but I'm also realistic. As long as they work hard and do everything they can do, I'll be satis ed," she added. Key returners include Lexi W ard, Hudson, Baylee Farless and Cheyenne Nunez. Other players to watch are Delaney Osceola, Julia Weldon, Jacalyn Sutton, and Arianna Nunez. A number of freshmen are also expected to make an impact this year. While the team is not overly tall at the net, Pritchard stated the team will rely on excellent leaping ability. Pritchard said she feels being a young coach will help her to relate to her players. She stated that she knows they are going through the same things she went through in high school. "I can read their faces and know what they are thinking and feeling. I've very open with my girls," she said. "I tell them this is what we want to do and this is what we have to change." She also is not shy about getting advice from mentors and former coaches. She has already had conversations with three former head volleyball coaches to get advice on what works and what doesn't. She said her goal is to keep a strong program moving forward and she expects success. "I want to keep it going and I'm excited about the learning experience. I have gotten a lot of support and I'm excited to get to know the girls and have fun with them," she added. Hudson said she feels it'll be a good year for Lady Brahman volleyball because there is a lot of talent on the team. She said with only two seniors a lot of the leadership will fall on her this year and that can bring a lot of pressure. "I've talked to the girls and let them know what to expect at tryouts and practices. I think it was all worth it because I get to play this sport," she added. Hudson is interested in playing college volleyball and would like to one day become a veterinarian. She said the team should be able to compete with all of the teams on their schedule. Junior Lexi Ward is expected to be another leader on the team. She has played volleyball for two years and played considerably last year. She is expected to be the team setter. She will also be counted on for good serves and defense on the back row. "I think practices have gone well. I think a lot of the younger girls feel comfortable this year. I feel it'll be a good season. We just have to work hard and play hard," she added. Ward said there is a lot of competition for jobs on the varsity and that should help the team get better. She said she played a lot of softball this summer but ran a lot and is in great condition. She said Jensen Beach should be the team's top rival this fall. "I think we have worked hard and we are getting in shape and are quicker on the court. I de nitely feel a lot better this year," she added. She said the main goal of the team is to reach another regional match and advance further into the post season. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 SEBRINGS 1ST CRAFT BEER FESTIVAL September 7, 2013 6-9pm On the Circle in downtown Sebring visit childrensmuseumhighlands.com 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 24 Okeechobee News August 28, 2013 OHS volleyball team opens season Okeechobee News/ Charles MurphyOHS Volleyball coach Taylor Pritchard has the girls working hard as they prepare for another strong season. Okeechobee News/ Charles MurphyErin Hudson won the Brahman Award last year and will be expected to lead a young team this year.