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Wednesday, September 4, 2013 50¢ Plus tax V ol. 104 No. 106 15.55 feetLast Year: 14.16 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. Rodeo returns to historic Cattlemen’s Arena L a b o r D a y b r i n g s Labor Day brings p a r a d e parade ... Page 9 ‘Devil’s Triangle’ plane crash memories ... Page 3 Okeechobee News/ Katrina ElskenThe Okeechobee Cattlemen’s Labor Day Rodeo returned to the historic Okeechobee Cattlemen’s Rodeo Arena on U.S. 441 N. on Saturday. Labor Day weekend brought a three-day ranch rodeo, highlighting the skills that working cowboys use on a ranch. Teams from area ranches competed for top honors. For the bronc riding event, cowboys used a regular western saddle. For more, see page 16. For more photos online, go to Florida.newszap.com. By Eric KoppOkeechobee News Deputy Bryan Holden knew when he saw a panicking father clutching his bleeding son that the burglary call he was answering would have to wait. The Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Of ce (OCSO) deputy said he was responding to a call on the Prairie around 5:37 Sunday, Sept. 1, when he was agged down by a Hispanic man and woman. “The man was saying: ‘Help me! Help me! My son! Help me!’” recalled the deputy. “The mom and dad were in full panic mode.” When he looked at the 18-month-old OCSO deputy saves child from chokingSee DEPUTY — Page 5 By Eric KoppOkeechobee News An Okeechobee man is being held on bond following his arrest for allegedly stabbing another man to death with whom he was arguing early Sunday morning. Manuel Navarro, 50, N.W. 16th Ave., is charged with second-degree murder and is being held on $250,000 bond in the Okeechobee County Jail. “At this point, there’s no evidence to Argument led to stabbing, says detectiveSee STABBING — Page 5 Manuel Navarro

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Editor’s note: Pilot Ardell Breland wrote this report on Sept. 3, 1975 plane crash in the “Bermuda Triangle.” For more on the story, see page 3. Date of accident: 3 Sept. 1975 7:45—Arrived at Okeechobee County Airport by car for a proposed ight to Freeport, Bahamas aboard Cessna 172 N92603. Passengers had not arrived yet, so I pre ighted the aircraft and taxied over to the fuel pumps to take on fuel. Mr. Joe Haigh, the airport operator, topped the tanks with 80 octane while I checked the oil. The oil was down to seven quarts and Mr. Haigh added one quart to ll it while I watched. Sometimes during this interval my passengers arrived and we boarded the aircraft for takeoff. They were Mr. Herbert Nix, an old friend, and Mr. and Mrs. Howard Altman. 8:00—Take off from Okeechobee and a call to V RB FSS to le a ight plan direct to Freeport. I did not list life jackets during the ling and VRB came right back and asked if I had life jackets aboard. A fter a quick check under the seats I called back and reported that we had three jackets board. V RB then gave me the weather brie ng of the proposed ight and destination. I do not remember the details of the brie ng except that it was very good VFR weather. I acknowledged the brie ng, thanked VRB and continued the ight. No further contact with VRB. 8:35—We crossed the Florida coast just south of Jupiter Inlet at 3000 feet. I had already picked up Freeport VOR and was on approximately the 280 degree radial with a heading of 110 to 120 degrees. Sometime during the next few minutes I switched frequencies to 122.3 with the intention of eventually closing with Miami FSS in lieu of Nassau Radio. I over corrected to the south a little too much for drift and remember swinging left to about 100 degrees to center the needle again. A few minutes later I approached clouds directly in my ight path and elected to descend a little rather than climb a lot for such a short duration. I went down to 2000 feet to clear the clouds and then leveled off with the aircraft trimmed just a little high because I noticed the we were climbing very gradually and the altimeter was indicating approximately 2200 to 2300 feet when I last noticed it. 9:00—On one of my usual sweeps of the panel I noticed that the oil pressure gauge was indicating no oil pressure or very low pressure. I told Mr. Nix, my right front seat passenger, that we may be in trouble and that we had lost our oil pressure. I reached for the mike to call Miami FSS while he commented that maybe it was just the gauge. I agreed with him that it could be that and immediately called Miami FSS and advised them of the situation. While I was talking to Miami the engine stated laboring and slowed down a few hundred RPM. I advised Miami that it was not just the gauge and that this was a Mayday and the we might have to ditch. I do not remember the exact sequence of my radio conversations with Miami FSS at the time, but I do remember giving my position several times so that they would know that I was not confused. I remember slowing the engine further to about 1700 to 1800 RPM to try and slow ight the aircraft to West End, the nearest airport from my position. In about three minutes the engine started knocking and losing further power and in about another two minutes it had a massive malfunction which I believe to be a thrown connecting rod. The engine was vibrating with considerable degree and not developing any power. I pulled the throttle and raised the nose to stop the engine because I was afraid it would tear itself off the aircraft. During all this we had descended to approximately 1000 feet. I put the aircraft in a normal glide of approximately 70 to 80, indicated and advised my passengers to prepare to ditch. Three life jackets had already been retrieved from under the seats and Mrs. Altman was wearing hers with it inated. I told my passengers to take the three life jackets because I was a good swimmer and that I did not have time to put one on anyway. I believe that I kept up a conversation with Miami FSS until we were down to about 500 feet. At this point I dropped the mike and put the fuel aps to slow the aircraft down as slow as possible. I did not have much advise on ditching but I knew that if I could impact as slow as possible that we would have a much better chance of surviving. I felt the aircraft out the rest of the way down to keep it just above a stall and that is the con gurations that we hit the water in. I had instructed Mr. Nix to brace himself on the panel and I was trying to adjust his jacket. I had asked my passengers to open the doors sometime before impact but this was not done. At impact there was a loud “WHUMP” more felt than heard and the nose pitched down and forward. I did not really know what to expect at impact but it was not nearly so violent as I thought it would be. It seemed that instead of the aircraft stopping instantly it took a couple of seconds for the nose to dig in and submerge. I was able to maintain my brace on the panel with my arm and it did not buckle. Water covered my section of the windows and windshield and I thought that the aircraft turned all the way over, however, Mr. Altman, the left rear seat passenger, observed the water rise about halfway up on his window and then slowly recede. I surmise that the aircraft pitched forward and down and the slowly backed out of the water in a horizontal and upright position. When the aircraft stopped and I could see my surroundings again. I asked if anybody was hurt and all answered in the negative. At this time there was little or no water in the cockpit and the doors were closed. I told them that I was going to open my door a little and let the water rush in and that as soon as it got to their necks for them to get a good breath and I would push the door on open and we would all get out. Without saying anything, Mr. Nix followed my actions with the right door and he and I left the aircraft which by this time was oating with the cockpit submerged and the wings oating on the surface. He and I came to the surface at about the same time on opposite sides of the aircraft. The other two had not surfaced so I immediately dived back down thru the left door to help then get out. The water was clear and as I entered the left doorway. I could see that Mrs. Altman was going out the right door and that Mr. Altman was still sitting in his seat. I assumed that he had not been able to release his seat belt and groped for his midsection to try and release his belt. I could not nd the release nor belt so I tried to pull him out with me but he would not come. I was about out of air by this time so I went back to the surface for air and immediately dived again, this time with a better air supply and determined to nd the belt release and get him out. As I entered the left doorway this time I could see him going out the right door. I surfaced again at about the same time that he did. He was spitting water and strangled but said that he was alright. I estimated that it was about one minute from impact till we all got out of the aircraft. We all climbed up on the wings and I asked everybody to check themselves for injuries. Other than Mr. Nix, who had a few minor cuts on his face and had somehow managed to cut his right hand on the broken windshield as he was climbing out of the water, no one had injuries other than minor cuts or scratches. The aircraft sank in about two or more minutes. I looked at my watch and the time was about 0913. 09131350—After the plane sank, we were in the water with nothing but three life jackets in ated. I was swimming without any support for ve or ten minutes but was not worried about drowning because I knew that I could take my pants off and make a otation bag of them. I proceeded to do this shortly as I was tiring very rapidly, probably more from fright than actual physical exertion. I kicked my shoes off and removed my pants, handing them to Mr. Nix to tie knots in the legs since he was in a life jacket. He tied the knots and handed them back to me. I was preparing to “plop” them from behind my head to ll them with air when he told me that there was another life jacket tied to his jacket. I handed him my pants and took the life jacket. I remember having some dif culty blowing the jacket up by mouth because there were no in ation cartridges in the case. I could not gure out how to unlock the choke valve on the nozzle for several minutes. I attribute this lack of reasoning power to the stress of the situation since I know that I could have in ated the jacket almost immediately under less trying circumstances. Somehow my pants were lost in the transfer of jacket and pants. Somehow, it did not seem important at the time. Without any discussion I assumed responsibility for all of us. I felt that as the pilot of the aircraft, the passengers were my responsibility. I asked them all to not make anymore movement or commotion in the water than necessary because it could attract sharks. I asked Mr. Nix to try and keep his injured hand out of the water for the same reason. He was able to do this very well by tying his jacket around his neck and keeping his hand on top of the jacket, oating on his back. Several small aircraft were in the general area within ten minutes after impact but none of them came close enough to see us. After about 30 or 40 minutes, the Coast Guard planes and helicopters started showing up searching for us. Several of them ew very close to us on different occasions but apparently were unable to see us. We had nothing to attract attention. I would have given almost anything for a dye marker, smoke are or even a compact mirror. Mrs. Altman had a mirror in her purse but it sank with the plane. She became upset on several occasions and we all reassured her that I had been able to give a very good position report before we went down and that it was just a matter of time until they found us. After several more aircraft had own very close or directly over us and had not seen us, I, along with the rest of them, became very disheartened myself. I did not let anyone know this, especiall y Mrs. Altman, since I had discovered that she could not swim and had the additional fear of drowning along with all our other problems. I kept us all together by holding small cords attached to each jacket, releasing them when a plane would come close so we could stretch out in a line facing the plane, hoping that they would be able to see us better. We quit this after a while and stayed together in a tight group. I thought to myself that if we stayed real close together maybe if a shark did see us, it might think that we were all the same object and maybe it would be too much of a mouthful. We were nally spotted by a Coast Guard SA16 Amphibian about 1345 and were picked by a helicopter at about 1350. The rest is on record at the Ora Lonka Coast Guard station. My special thanks to all those involved in any way with the rescue mission, FAA personnel, the pilots and crews searching for us and even the unknown pilot who came in on the radio just before we impacted saying “jet that tail down.” Sincerely, Ardell Breland Sept. 12, 1975 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Available 24/7http://specialsections.newszap.com/SS/Tiles2.aspx?sortby=type&type=Florida View all our online sections in the comfort of your own home or on the go! 2012-2013 Medical Information GuideFriday, October 26, 2012 Supplement to the: CONSULT-A-NURSE For Free Physician Referral & Health Care Questions call 763-9228 Providing our community quality healthcare services with a personal touch for more than 30 years Emergency Services 24 hrs /7 days a week O rthopedics Introducing Dr. Benjamin Epstein Physical, Occupational & Speech Therapy R adiology Services Accredited by the American College of Radiology in: CT Scan, Digital Mammography, MRI, Nuclear Medicine, & Ultrasound Surgical Services Minimally Invasive Procedures/ Inpatient and Outpatient Services Occupational Health / Workers Compensation We Treat Kids Too! 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By Katrina ElskenOkeechobee News In the 1970s, a series of books and movies publicized the alleged mysterious disappearances in the “Devil’s Triangle.” Planes and ships were said to have disappeared under strange circumstances in this area, also called the “Bermuda Triangle,” between Miami, Bermuda and Puerto Rico. For Ruby Altman, of Okeechobee, September brings back memories of her own ordeal after a small plane went down in the ocean. Ruby and her husband Howard were passengers on a Cessna 172 that left Okeechobee for Freeport on the morning of Sept. 3, 1975. The pilot, Ardell Breland, was a good friend of the Altmans. Also along for the trip w as Herb Nix. Mrs. Altman had own to the Bahamas many times before. “My husband’s job was in Freeport,” she explained. “He had his own electrical company there and ran lines all the way down to the beach. “He would go back every so often checking on it.” Mrs. Altman said she did not go with her husband on every trip and this was the rst time she had own from the Okeechobee airport. She would never y again. “We got about half way across the ocean w hen he (the pilot) said the oil pressure was dropping. He sent the ‘Mayday.’ “Then he said, ‘I’m going to have to ditch the plane.’ “The radio operator thought it was a prank,” Mrs. Altman remembered. There had been so much publicity about the planes and ships lost in ‘the triangle’ that pranks were common. But Mr. Breland convinced the operator that the crisis was real. “He said, ‘I’m going to take the plane up as high as I can and land on the tail. When it hit’s the water, get out.’ I said I didn’t know how to in ate the life jacket. My husband pulled the cord. When I got out, I put my hands on the wing. Howard was still in the plane,” she continued. That morning, Mrs. Altman recalled, she had complained about all the ‘stuff’ her husband carried in his pockets and begged him to leave his pocket knife at home. But he ignored her pleas, and that decision likely saved his life. “My husband could not get the seat belt free. He thought of his knife. He took his knife and cut through his seat belt. He cut through his pants belt as well by accident,” she explained. She said she brie y regretted losing her purse. “I had just bought a leather purse and I had a good bit of money in it. I was going to the casino. I said, ‘God, don’t let me think about that’,” she recalled. Mrs. Altman had more important things to worry about. “I can’t swim at all,” she said. Mr. Nix had cut himself getting out of the plane and they were worried the blood would attract sharks. She said the Mr. Breland took charge and took care of them. “He was a good pilot and he knew exactly what to do,” she said. “The rain came and ruf ed the water up a little bit but we didn’t see any sharks,” Mrs. Altman said. She said they knew the rescue planes were looking for them and would occasionally see a plane in the distance, but the searchers did not appear to notice them. For ve hours they oated on the ocean, not knowing just how far or in what direction the Gulf Stream was carrying them, Exhausted, she gave up hope of rescue. “I had prayed and I said ‘Ardell, I’m ready to go. Let me go. I know we aren’t going to be found,’ He said, ‘You are not going anywhere.’ And he tied the strings of our life jackets together,” she explained. “A plane ew right down beside us, but they didn’t see us,” she continued. “My husband said, ‘let’s spread out on the water,’ and that time they saw us.” All four survived the ordeal, beating the odds. Only 3 percent of all persons downed at sea survived, according the U.S. Coast Guard statistics at the time. Mrs. Altman said she never went to the Bahamas again and she never ew again. The pilot was back in the air within a week. Flying was a hobby for Ardell Breland, explained his widow, Anna Jane Breland O’Steen. “He loved to y. “He wanted to be an airline pilot,” she explained. “But after he had logged all of his hours, he found out he would be too old for the airlines to train as a pilot. She said he had rented the single-engine plane at the Okeechobee airport the day of the crash. “The plane was up to speci cations or he would not have rented it,” she said. After the crash, Mr. Breland successfully lobbied to have the regulations changed so that oil gauge would be checked more often, she said. Modern researchers have found a number of natural causes for ships and planes to be lost there, varying from human error, violent weather and methane hydrates coming up from the continental shelves. In addition, the Gulf Stream may carry debris away making it more dif cult to nd. The U.S. Coast Guard is also skeptical of the Triangle, noting that they collect and publish, much documentation contradicting many of the incidents written about by the Triangle authors. For the pilot’s account of the day’s events, see page 2. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Celebrations www.newszap.com/celebrationsEngaged? Just married? Golden anniversary? New baby? Share your news in print and onlineEach Celebrations package includes: and family & JANE A. ILLUSTRATION WEDDINGJOSEPH W. EXAMPLE She is the daughter of Joseph and Jane SUSAN A. EXAMPLE BIRTH & JANE A. EXAMPLE ANNIVERSARYJOSEPH W. EXAMPLE Submit your good news today at & JANE A. EXAMPLE ENGAGEMENTJOSEPH W. 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‘I’ and ‘Us’The difference between ‘I’ and ‘Us’ is that the ‘I’ stands alone. I remember raising my children, gaining their sense of independence as they were growing. As we taught them to do different things for themselves, the term “I can do it myself!” was born. The rst time was when they grabbed the spoon from me to feed themselves, I’m certain I don’t need to get graphic with that. The second was the dressing of themselves, again I don’t need to explain the choices they made. The third was the tying of the shoes, oh the knots! Every parent has gone through this. If you tell me you raised the perfect child who could do all these things without incident, I will have plenty of doubt. My point is when the ‘I’ stands alone it fumbles, falls, staggers and is quite lonely. But when we turn the ‘I’ to ‘us’ it is strengthened. When they allowed ‘us’ to help them there was less food on them, their dress code was a little more appropriate and there were less knots. The problem was getting them to let go of their stubborn attitude long enough to let us help them. As parents we want them to succeed and excel in everything they do. Again, as parents, we sometimes fail to guide and direct them because of their unwillingness to cooperate. So we let them do it their way. And watch as they struggle. Sad, but true. We do the same thing as ‘adults.’ We know it all, been there, done that. When we have to make choices regarding our lives, we sometimes feel like we have to make a decision right that second, and sometimes it turns out messy or knotted. Then we have go to someone to help us clean it up or untangle it, lawyer, doctor, etc. The most important decision we should have to make would be to have our ‘go-to’ guy right there at the time we need him. Jesus is that ‘go-to’ guy. You see, there is no “I” in Jesus ... but there is “us.” With Him all things are possible. He strengthens, enables and empowers “us.” The more we lean or depend on Him the less mess we make. As a child grows and becomes more independent, off to college, marries, joins the military or just moves away on their own, we re-assure them that they can always come to us for help if they have a hard time with something. We want them to feel secure in knowing they will never be alone no matter where they are, we are only a phone call away. Well, Jesus is just like that. He is only a prayer away. We have a direct line to Him, it’s called knee-mail. All we have to do is bo w that knee and call on the LORD! We may no t get the answer we want, and we may no t get an answer when we want it, but you can rest assured that He will let you know wha t is best. If He says ‘no’ don’t go against Him. If He says ‘wait,’ then do so patiently. If H e says ‘no’ or ‘wait’ it’s because He has something better planned for you. He loves you and wants only the best for you. After all, didn’t our Heavenly Father send Him here to rescue ‘us’? Come to Him today and let Him be all you need in your life to keep out th e messes and knots. Life is not easy here, it is kinda messy sometimes, but it’s a whole lo t easier getting through it with Him and you will never be alone. Jesus loves you and so do I. Cheryl Gawda Rodeo Went to the rodeo Saturday at the old arena. I am sure the cowboys were sweating in the arena, but we had a nice breeze where I was in the stands. Sipped some fresh lemonade and enjoyed the show!  Everyone who competed in the rodeo, the spectators, and the cattlemen need to thank the Seminole Tribe EMS for supporting the rodeo!County budget How do we get industry? Tax rate is one issue. We need to be competitive. We also need infrastructure—roads and utilities. And we need to make the whole place more attractive. Think about the four main w ays into town. Do you really want to take potential investors on those roadways? Plus w e need to get behind things that would be good for the community. For example, IRSC w ants to expand. That would be great as it w ould offer more education and training.  How many of the people who are calling for higher taxes to fund the sheriff’s ofce are even paying property taxes. Are they getting a free ride and demanding others pay more?  Unless the county is willing to impose additional taxes to fund either the sheriff or the school board employees (teachers), there is simply no money available. Arguments by the pro-sheriff folks demanding further “dipping” into the reserve are without merit, and destructive to future scal stability in the county. If my living expenses demand I “raid” my savings account, then I need to look at my spending habits and determine a w ay to avoid the raiding. That is, without any reasonable valid argument to the contrary, the only logical way to do business. Even if the reserves were (yet again...) tapped, the situation will still be there next year! There is no “inventive,” or “creative” accounting that can overcome the fact that we do not have suf cient revenue to continue to operate as we did in the past. C’est la vie...  I’ve been laid off more than once and I was always upset that the high paid salary people took no pay cuts and were not affected but were part of the bad decisions that caused it, that layoffs were always based on seniority instead of performance and that the people who did nothing got to keep their jobs. I wish the people that are losing their jobs the best of luck. I know myself I always came out better.  The sheriff needs what he needs. The sheriff’s department does a good job and deserve the funding.  I have to think there is waste that could have been cut without taking road patrol ofcers off the street and cutting back on the number of corrections of cers on duty. Have they really looked at other expenses? Do they really need all the clerical help?  The teachers did not get a pay raise for the past year, and I know that is one of the “hot topics” around town. And the sheriff’s of ce just announced letting 38 employees go. So, I am wondering how the teachers and other sheriff’s of ce staffers feel about the tax money used to pay for school resource deputies. Half of the money comes from school taxes and half from the sheriff’s budget which comes from county taxes. Do you think funding these positions is the best use for that tax money? Or would it be better spent on teachers and road patrol expenses?  The BOCC has done a bad job of running this but this group of commissioners have nally said enough is enough, we cannot continue to borrow money to balance the county budget. The county can’t continue on this path unless you want to be another Detroit.  For the past three years—maybe longer—the county has dipped into reserves to balance the budget. They have spent more money than was coming in. The reserves are now down to the minimum allowed and they can’t spend anymore unless they have a 4 out of 5 majority vote.  In the neighborhoods, how about personal responsibility? Learn how to better protect your home. Maybe just remember to lock your doors and lock your car? What about some neighborhood watch groups? Years ago in Douglas Park the churches would do marches and meetings on the weekends to get people involved and protect each other. September 4, 2013 4 Okeechobee News OPINION Public Forum/Speak Out Letters to the editor Speak Out has moved online, where i t is quicker and easier to share your i deas and converse with others. Go to w ww.newszap.com, click on the comm unity name and your local or state P ublic Forum. There, you can create n ew topics or comment on existing t opics. What follows is a sam pling of s ome of the discussions currently taki ng place. Thanks for participating! Today: Partly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm and a chance of rain. High of 90F with a heat index of 95F. Winds from the East at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 40%. Tonight: Partly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm and a chance o f rain. Fog overnight. Low of 72F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 20%Extended ForecastThursday: Partly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm and a chance of rain. High of 90F with a heat index of 95F. Winds from the NNE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 30%. Thursday Night: Partly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm and a chance o f rain. Fog overnight. Low of 72F. Winds less than 5 mph. Friday: Partly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm and rain in the afternoon. Fog early. High of 90F with a heat index of 95F. Winds from the ENE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 50%. Okeechobee Forecast

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 In a democracy, the highest office is that of citizens.Ž „ US Supreme Court Justice Felix Frankfurter. We agree. Yet too many citizens feel powerless to influence the flow of events. We give people a voice. Our Speak Out column is just one example. We consider it an extension of the secret ballot and a return of the values of the American Revolution. How are we doing? Let us know by emailing feedback@newszap.com or calling your editor.Community Service Through Journalism 5 Okeechobee News September 4, 2013 Okeechobee Missionary Baptist Church at 4214 Hwy. 441 North will host a discovery y outh program every Wednesday from 7 8 p.m. for ages 5-18. For more information, call 863763-3681. Rev. Steve Booysen, Crusade Director for Reinhard Bonnke and CfaN (Christ for all Nations) w ill be at the Fountain of Life Church on Wednesday, Sept. 4, at 6:30 p.m. Rev. Booysen is originally from the country of South Africa where he was an evangelist through much of Southern Africa and Asia before joining CfaN. He is the Crusade Director for the next Reinhard Bonnke Gospel Crusade to he held in Orlando at the A mway Center on Sept. 27 and 28. For more information, please call 863-763-8945 or 863-801-1297. “Bible at Lunch Time,” will resume for the fall, same time, same place, but the day of the week has changed. Everyone is invited to bring a sack lunch (drinks are provided) on Thursdays, beginning Sept. 5, at 11:30 a.m., at the First United Methodist Church Room #21, 200 N.W. Second Street. The fall study is “Adventures in Prayer.” Participants will look at the prayers of Daniel, David, Paul and, of course, Jesus, in a study from Moody by Stuart Briscoe; prayers and hymns from some of the masters: Augustine, the Welseys and the Reformers; the contemporary prayers of Catherine Marshall, Joyce Meyers, Henry Blackaby and Ravi Zacharias. For more information, call Nancy Vaughan at the church, 863-763-4021. Dr. Joe Davis, professor from Southeastern University in Lakeland will be at Fountain of Life Church on Sunday, Sept. 8, at both the 9 a.m. and the 11 a.m. services. Dr. Davis is known as one of the leading apologetics teachers and preachers in the United States. You will be blessed, challenged and encouraged! For more information, please call 863-763-8945 or 863-801-1297. Jesus Holy Ghost Crusade Ministry Soup Kitchen and Thrift Store 1404 N.E. Park Street, is in need of donations of any type, clothes, shoes, baby stuff, household stuff. All donations are tax deductible. Help is needed in putting a roof on the church and painting the building. For more information, call 863-634-9194. The thrift store is open Monday-Friday from noon to 4 p.m. The soup kitchen is under construction. First Baptist Church of Okeechobee AWANA begins on Wednesday, Sept. 4. AWANA meets every Wednesday night from 6-8 p.m. at the ROC. All 4 year olds 12th graders are welcome. For more information, call 863-763-2171.The Okeechobee News welcomes news from area churches for this column. E-mail okeenews@ newszap.com. Local churches host special programs Places ofWorshi p child he saw what looked like blood coming from his mouth. Acting quickly, but safely, Deputy Holden grabbed the toddler and put him on the back of his OCSO pickup truck and started to pat him on the back. All the while, the toddler continued to vomit. Apparently, added the deputy, the child had been vomiting for some time now. Finally, said the OCSO agriculture deputy, a gum drop was dislodged and expelled by the toddler. Deputy Holden said he elected not to perform the Heimlich maneuver on the child because he was unsure of his injuries and, although labored, the toddler was passing air. Not long after the child had expelled the candy, emergency medical personnel from Okeechobee County Fire/Rescue arrived and took the toddler to Raulerson Hospital. The child was treated and released a couple of hours later, added Deputy Holden. “It’s kind of a wake up call, how people view you when you put on this uniform,” said Deputy Holden. The deputy said he called the parents to check on the child and was told the toddler is doing well. “During my entire career I have always heard there is never a policeman when you need one. This family rushing their child towards town for help probably doesn’t agree with that statement,” said Sheriff Paul May. “I talked to two Okeechobee County Fire/ Rescue paramedics and they stated, without a doubt, Deputy Holden saved this child’s life. In the last couple of years this is the third case where this has happened to one of our deputies and a life was saved. “Deputy Holden is a credit to this department. But, to him, it was all in a day’s work,” added the sheriff. Deputy Holden joined the sheriff’s of ce as a volunteer in 2001. He then went to work as a full-time deputy about three years ago. DEPUTYContinued From Page 1 prove it was premeditated,” explained Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Of ce (OCSO) Detective Corporal Ted Van Deman of the charge. He is assisting in the investigation. Navarro was arrested for reportedly plunging the 4-inch blade of a stilleto-style switchblade knife into the chest of Francisco Ricard Soto-Herrera, 29, around 4:30 a.m. Sunday. An autopsy conducted Tuesday morning, Sept. 2, indicated the knife blade punctured the lower portion of Mr. Soto’s heart. According to an arrest report by OCSO Detective Javier Gonzalez, who is the lead investigator on the case, the two men lived in the same home together in Basswood. Another couple also live in the home. The report stated that Navarro and the victim had gone out drinking together Saturday night. After returning to their home on Northwest 16th Ave., said Detective Van Deman, the two men began to argue. He said Navarro had apparently come between the victim and a woman. In his report, Detective Gonzalez noted there were many empty beer containers on the dining room table in the house, and the dining room oor was covered in blood. And, he continued, there were footprints in the blood. The detective went on to point out that a blood trail led him from the dining room to a nearby bathroom, where a switchblade knife was found in a sink. The victim, added the detective, was found in a bedroom adjacent to the kitchen. “The victim had a single puncture, stab wound, below his left nipple,” stated Detective Gonzalez in his report. When Navarro was taken into custody he had blood on his undershirt, jeans and hands, added the report. Detective Gonzalez also explained that Mr. Soto had grabbed Navarro by the shirt and had raised his hand to hit the older man, when Navarro apparently grabbed the knife off the table and stabbed the victim. Navarro’s next court appearance is scheduled for Wednesday, Sept. 25. STABBINGContinued From Page 1 Submitted photo/ OCSOOkeechobee County Sheriff’s Of ce Captain Gary Bell (left) congratulated Deputy Bryan Holden (right) for his quick action in saving the life of a choking 18month-old boy Sunday, Sept. 1.

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Healthy Start board to meetOkeechobee Healthy Start Coalition board of directors will meet Wednesday, Sept. 4 at 11 a.m. at their of ce in the W hite House Plaza, 1132 S. Parrott Ave. The meeting is open to the public. The coalition is made up of citizens interested in promoting healthy families and healthy outcomes for babies in Okeechobee. For information, call 863-462-5877.Eagles North offer bingoEagles North, at 9985 U.S. 441 N., will host sh or steak dinners on Friday, Sept. 6 from 5:30-9 p.m. and music by Rick. On Saturday, Sept. 7, card bingo is at 5:30 p.m. On Tuesday, Sept. 10, bingo is at 1 p.m., and on W ednesday, Sept. 11, bingo is at 5:30 p.m. A ll proceeds go to the FOE 4137 community bene t fund.Sacred Heart offers bingoThe Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 901 S.W. Sixth St., will host Monday Night Bingo starting Sept. 9 at 7 p.m. It is open to the public. Doors open at 5 p.m. The kitchen is available for refreshments. For information, call 863-763-3727.Support group to meetA stroke support group meeting 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 the second W ednesday of each month. For information, call 863-763-1700.CSC sets budget hearingThe Children's Services Council of Okeechobee will have their rst public budget hearing of the year Wednesday, Sept. 11 at 5:01 p.m. in the Okeechobee County School Board of ce, 700 S.W. Second Ave., in room 303.Elks meet twice monthlyElks Lodge 2871 will again have two meetings a month starting Thursday, Sept. 12, and again Sept. 25 at 7 p.m. at the VFW on U.S. 441 S.E. in Treasure Island. Our 26w eek club event starts in September. Remember to purchase your tickets. All proceeds go to the Elk building fund. Friends of NRA banquet setThe Okeechobee Friends of NRA will host their 2013 banquet at the Okeechobee KOA on Thursday, Sept. 12 at 6 p.m. The Friends of the NRA is a non-pro t charitable organization. All of the funds raised will bene t rearm safety and education programs for both youth and adult participants. Tickets and sponsorship information are available at The Gun Shop by calling 863-634-8678; or, online at www.friendsofnra.org. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010Orvul ‘Junior’ Johnson, 66OKEECHOBEE Orvul "Junior" Johnson o f Okeechobee passed away Aug. 30, 2013. He was born Aug. 2, 1947 in Blythville, Ark. He was retired and of the Baptist faith. Mr. Johnson was preceded in death by his parents, Orvul and Virgie Johnson; daughter, Donna Sharpe; and his sister, Mary Bennett. He is survived by his wife of 42 years, Delores Johnson; two sons, Bitt (Karen) Johnson and Tony (Crystal) Crapps; three daughters, Tina (Chad) Edwards, Jennifer (Robert) Bell and Michelle (Chris) Ouellette; ve brothers, Larry (Betsy) Johnson, Joe Cox, Jim (Diana) Cox, Bobbie Barbee and JC (Paulette) Barbee; two sisters, Dee (Donnie) Chandler and Betty (David) Gill; and many loving grandchildren; and great-grandchildren. Memorial contributions may be made to the family and would be greatly appreciated. A Celebration of Life will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 7, 2013 at The Okeechobee Christian Church, 3055 SE 18th Terrace, Okeechobee, Fl. 34974 Those wishing to leave a message of condolence may sign the online register book at www. OkeechobeeFuneralHome.com All arrangements are entrusted to the care o f Buxton & Bass Okeechobee Funeral Home, 400 North Parrott Avenue, Okeechobee Florid a 34972. Obituaries should be submitted to t he Okeechobee News by e-mailing o bits@newszap.com. Customers may also r equest photos and links to online guest b ooks. A link to the obituaries is available at w ww.newszap.com.James Robert Love, 83OKEECHOBEE James Robert Love passed away Aug. 30, 2013 in Fort Pierce, Fla. He was born Sept. 6, 1929 to Clyde and Annie Love. Mr. Love proudly served our country in the US Air Force during the Korean Con ict. He was a long time resident of Miami Lakes, Fla. then relocated to Danville, Ky. and came to Okeechobee from Danville, Ky. in 2001. He graduated from Berea College and Eastern Kentucky University and received his Masters from Florida Atlantic University. He taught at Miami Jackson High School and Hialeah-Miami Lakes High School. He was a very active member of Oakview Baptist Church and a member of the Gideons. He was a life member of V.F.W. and D.A.V. Mr. Love was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters, Mary Sue Green and Faye Tipton; and two brothers, Ray Love and Lawrence Love. He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Marjorie Ruth Love; two sons, James Kenneth Love (Diane) of Okeechobee and Keith Robert Love of Cutler Bay; daughter, Sandra Ruth Cunningham (Craig) of Flagler Beach; brother, Charles Love of Schertz, Texas; seven grandchildren, Dawn, Jennifer M., Matthew, Maggie, Kristina, Russell and Jennifer C.; and ve great-grandchildren, DJ, Sarah, Summer, Annie and Adrienne. Visitation will be 10 a.m. until services at 11 a.m. Friday, Sept. 6, 2013 at Oakview Baptist Church, 677 SW 32nd Street, Okeechobee, FL., with Rev. Dr. John Garrison of ciating. Interment will be at 1:45 p.m. at South Florida VA National Cemetery. In lieu of owers, memorial donations may be made to the Gideons International. 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, (863)763-1994. Roger L. Jones, 94OKEECHOBEE Roger L. Jones went peacefully to be with the Lord in his own home on Sunday, Sept. 1, 2013 surrounded by his family. He was born in Illion, New York on March 9, 1919 to Irene and Lewis Jones. He graduated from Syracuse University and became a forest ranger before joining the US Air Force. He proudly served during World War II as a pilot and a pilot instructor. After World War II he and his wife, Mildred, moved to Okeechobee where he became an active member of our community. He and his wife were school teachers in Okeechobee in the 1940's. They owned and operated M+Ranch cattle ranch and he still enjoyed riding out to the ranch to look at the cattle. They owned Okeechobee Trailer and Fishing Resort and Marina. Roger served as the Superintendent of Okeechobee County from 1948-1952. He also served on the School Board from 19721982, and on various community boards. He was a founding member of Church of Our Saviour, Episcopal, a member of the American Legion and was a past Master of the Masonic Lodge. He was preceded in death by his wife of 66 years, Mildred. He is survived by his son, Donald (Judy); and daughter, Toni Wiersma (Bill); he had four precious grandchildren, Helen Koch (Chris), Jo Anna Capp (Chris), Kendra Fairchild (Matt) and Nick Jones. Visitation will be held at Buxton & Bass Okeechobee Funeral Home on Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2013 from 4 to 6 p.m. A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2013 at Church of Our Saviour with the Reverend Dr. Edward Weiss of ciating. Interment services will follow at Evergreen Cemetery. In lieu of owers, please make memorials to Okeechobee Educational Foundation Scholarship Fund in his memory. Send contributions at the attention of Sharon Vinson at 700 SW 2nd Ave., Okeechobee, FL 34974. 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 September 4, 2013 Community Events Brought to you by:“Your Air Conditioning and Plumbing Specialist”863.763.6461Lic#CAC1817236 Network board will meetThe executive roundtable of the Shared Services Network of Okeechobee County will hold its bi-monthly meeting at 1:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 13 in the board room of the Okeechobee County School Board of ce. The public is invited. For information, call Sharon Vinson 863-462-5000, ext. 257.CAC to honor local manThe Community Action Committee of Douglas Park and Deans Court, Inc., will recognize Jimmy L. McNeil for 40 years of service to the Christian community of Douglas Park and Deans Court. The event will be held Saturday, Sept. 14 at the First Missionary Baptist Church, 906 N.E. Ninth Ave. starting at 6 p.m. For information, contact Ossie Fleming 863-484-2350.Quarter auction plannedQuarters for a Cause will be held in Okeechobee to bene t Casey Lawrence at the American Legion on Tuesday, Sept. 17 at 6:30 p.m. Auction starts at 7 p.m. Education group plans buffetThe Board of Educational Foundation will host a luncheon buffet to honor donors Wednesday, Sept. 25, at noon in the First United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall, 200 N.W. Second St. Please RSVP b y Wednesday, Sept. 18 For information, call 863-462-5000, ext. 257.Flood zone maps viewing setAn open house to view the new Okeechobee County ood zone maps is set for Wednesday, Sept. 18 from 4 to 7 p.m. in the auditorium of the Okeechobee Count y Health Department, 1728 Ninth Ave. FEM A staff will be available to answer questions.

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The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) will host a free hunter safety course on Saturday, Sept. 7, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Glades County. Participants must successfully complete the online portion of the course prior to attending and bring the nal Web report to the FWC course on Sept. 7. It does not have to be notarized. Students will learn about hunting laws, safe gun handling and hunter ethics/responsibility, among other topics, before taking the nal test. The course also includes live- ring instruction on a shooting range. All equipment, including rearms and ammunition, will be provided free of charge. The class is at the Glades County Sheriff's Of ce Shooting Range in Moore Haven on Gun Club Road (north of the city barn), 3 miles north of U.S. 27 on State Road 78, and 6 miles south of Lakeport, near the Fisheating Creek entrance. Participants can sign up at MyFWC.com/ HunterSafety or by calling the FWC's South Region Of ce at 561-625-5122. Links to the online part of the course and a statewide schedule of hunter safety classes are available at MyFWC.com/HunterSafety. Parents or legal guardians must accompany children under 16 years of age to all classes. To participate in live- re exercises, children under 18 years old must present a parental release form signed by a parent or legal guardian. Anyone born on or after June 1, 1975, must pass an approved hunter safety course and have a hunting license to hunt alone (unsupervised). FWC offers free hunter safety course in Glades County 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 REHAB THERAPY/ NURSING HOME We Love to We Love to Care! Care! Okeechobee Okeechobee Health Care Facility Health Care Facility1646 U.S. Highway 441 North 863-763-2226Five-Star Rated Family-Owned &Operated, OHCF has been Providing Rehab & Residential Care to Okeechobee & the Surrounding Communities Since 1984€Rehab, Physical, Occupational, Speech and Out-Patient Therapy €Long-Term Nursing Care Available 7 Days a Week/24 Hours a Day €Secure Dementia and Alzheimers Memory-Care Wing €Delicious Dietitian-Planned MealsStimulating &Fun Daily Activities OPHTHALMOLOGY/ OPTOMETRY/OPTICAL 520 S.Parrott Ave. € Okeechobee Website:www.opticalgalleryeyecare.comOptical Gallery 763-4334763-3403 357-4899Medicare/Medicaid and Most VisionPlans Accepted Comprehensive Eye and Contact Lens Exams Advanced Cataract Microsurgery Diabetic Eye Exams Glaucoma Evaluation & Treatment State of the Art Complete Optical Laboratory Eyeglasses & Contact Lenses Richard L. Soldinger, O.D. David J. Underill, O.D. Board Certified Optometrists Silviano Matamoros, M.D. Board Certified Eye Physician & Surgeon UROLOGY DAVID A. SIGALOW, M.D.Board Certi“ ed In UrologySpecializing in: € Adult & Pediatric Urology € Bladder & Kidney Infections € Impotence/Implants € No Scalpel Vasectomy 215 N.E. 19th Dr. • Okeechobee 863-763-0217 GYNECOLOGIST James E. MD FACOG Board All Major Insurances Accepted 863-763-8000 Okeechobee • Loss of Libido • Endometriosis • Urine Control • Infertility • Menstrual Abnormalities • Sterilization • Laser Surgery • Minimally Invasive Surgery The 2012 – 2013 Medical Information Guide is available online atspecialsections.newszap.com 2012-2013 Medical Information GuideFriday, October 26, 2012 Supplement to the: CONSULT-A-NURSE For Free Physician Referral & Health Care Questions call 763-9228 P roviding our communit y qualit y h ealthcare services with a personal t ouch for more than 30 y ears Emergenc y Services 24 hrs /7 da y s a week O rthopedics Introducing Dr. Benjamin Epstei n Ph y sical, Occupational & Speech Therap y R adiology Services Accredited by the A merican College o f Radiology in : CT Scan, Digita l Mammograp hy MRI, Nuc l ear Me d icine, & U l trasoun d Surgical Services Minimally Invasive Procedures/ In p atient and Out p atient Service s Occupational Health / Workers Compensation We Tr ea t Ki d s T oo Available year-round at orida.newszap.com R H H H R C S M 7 Okeechobee News September 4, 2013 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). Jarrod Wayne Hair, 22, S.R. 710, Okeechobee, was arrested Aug. 30 by Deputy Jose Garduno on DOC warrants charging him with the felonies of violation of probation giving false information to a secondary metals recycler (three counts), violation of probation grand theft (two counts) and violation of probation burglary of a structure. He is being held without bond. Scarlett Rose Fountain, 32, N.W. 33rd Terrace, Okeechobee, was arrested Aug. 31 by Deputy Cody Hurst on a DOC warrant charging her with the felonies of violation o f probation uttering forged bills (two counts) and violation of probation grand theft (two counts). She is being held without bond. Andre Jermaine Permenter, 30, N.W. 93rd Terrace, Coral Springs, was arrested Sept. 2 by Deputy Jose Garduno on a felon y charge of child abuse and a misdemeanor charge of domestic battery. His bond was set at $ 1,500. Carolyn Sue Hayes, 57, S.E. 18th Terrace, Okeechobee, was arrested Sept. 2 b y Deputy Leland Schoonmaker on a felon y charge of aggravated assault with a deadl y weapon. Her bond was set at $1,000. This column lists arrests and not convictions, unless otherwise stated. Anyone listed here who is later found innocent o r has had the charges against them droppe d is welcome to inform this newspaper. The information will be con rmed and printed. Okeechobee Arrest Report The Okeechobee County Sheriff's Of ce is disclosing this information to the public in order to enhance public safety, awareness, and protection. This information is not intended to increase fear: rather it is this agency's belief that an informed public is a safer public. This bulletin should be used only for information purposes. Citizen abuse of the information to threaten, intimidate, or harass offenders will not be tolerated, in any manner. The individual who appears in this bulletin has served the sentence imposed on him by the courts. They are NOT wanted by the police at this time. Sex offenders have always lived in the communities. The only change is the public is now better informed. Rodney Leitner, 47, of 6454 U.S. Hwy. 441 S.E. #3, is 6'3" and 230 pounds. He has blonde hair and blue eyes. Tucker was convicted of sexual battery, offender 18 YOA or older, victim 12 YOA or under in Palm Beach County, Fla. The victim was a minor. If you have any questions regarding this bulletin, contact Michele or Connie at the Okeechobee County Sheriff's Of ce at 763-3117, extension 240 or website http:// www.fdle.state. .us. Sexual Predator Noti cation Rodney Leitner

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 florida.newszap.com Come see for yourself!Check out these new features: • Daily Local News Updates • New interactive and easy to navigate format • Plus much, much more! CANCER?15 Minute chat with Dr. Kumar, at no charge, to discuss Advanced Treatment options personalized just for you.Limited Appointments. CALL NOW 863-467-9500Big Lake Cancer Center1115 North Parrott Avenue, Okeechobee Exceeding patients expectations~ every day!Ž RADIATION ONCOLOGISTS ORTHOPAEDICS Dr. Benjamin Epstein Dr. Epstein is an experienced orthopaedic surgeon, who has been in practice for 20 years. Dr. Epstein is Board Certi“ed by the American Osteopathic Academy of Orthopedics. Great Orthopaedic CareRight Here in OkeechobeeOrthopaedic Specialists at Raulerson is located at 1924 Hwy 441 North, Okeechobee (just north of the Hospital, in the blue-roof building) Call for an appointment 863-357-0540. We Treat Kids Too! For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 863-357-0540 .Orthopaedic Specialists at Raulerson offers a full range of orthopaedic services including: € Total Hip and Knee Replacements € Arthroscopic Surgery & Sports Medicine € Pediatric Orthopedics € Work Related injuries Most insurances and Medicare are accepted. By Dr. Ramesh Kumar Big Lake Cancer CenterHow many cancer patients would jump up and consider a treatment option that is proven to be highly effective, does not need surgery, painless, completed in 5 days or less, without signi“cant side effects, w hile continuing to maintain their full level of activity and function? Radio surgery is a technique that utilizes specialized machines that allow large amounts of radiation to be delivered with sub millimeter accuracy thereby killing the cancers without damaging surrounding normal tissues. It is as simple as going out to get a chest x-ray! Cyberknife Robotic Radio surgery system, created at Stanford University over 10 years ago is unique and better than other systems in the fact that it is the only Radio surgery system that can achieve what is called real-time tracking and killing of tumor.Ž What kind of patients can be helped by Cyberknife? There are several situations too numerous to mention What is Cyberknife Radiation Therapy? Submitted Photo/ Big Lake Cancer Center Cyberknife: Cutting edge technology at work for our patients in Okeechobee.here where Cyberknife would be extremely useful and safe. The following are just a few of them: Patients with Trigeminal Neuralgia, pituitary tumors and tumors of the acoustic nerve called Acoustic Neuroma can avoid major surgical procedures on the brain by getting treated with Cyberknife. Patients with cancers of the brain, spine, lung and prostate are but a few of the cancers that can be helped with one to “ve sessions of Radio Surgery. An article that was published in the Journal of the American Medical Association in 2010 showed that patients with patients with lung cancer who received Radiosurgery had a survival rate of 55.8% at 3 years versus 20 to 35% for those patients treated with traditional radiation over several weeks. As one of our patients commented, if it is good for patients at Stanford University, it is good for patients from the Okeechobee area! If you or someone you know has any form of cancer, please call us so we can explore the possibility of treating it with this cutting edge technology. This 4.5 million dollar machine is available at the of“ces of Dr. Kumar in Saint Lucie County. Courtesy transportation is available to get to this of“ce for those patients in need. Please call 863467-9500 for more information. FAMILY MEDICINE 8 Okeechobee News September 4, 2013

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 KICK OFF YOUR ULTIMATE TAILGATE PARTY. 9 Okeechobee News September 4, 2013 B.R.A.T. Club hosts a successful Labor Day Parade Okeechobee News/ Tamara KellyThis girl scout is enjoying her time being a cookie during the Labor Day parade. Okeechobee News/ Tamara KellyRonald McDonald waved the American ag throughout the Labor Day Parade saying, very loudly, "Happy Labor Day Okeechobee!" Okeechobee News/ Tamara KellyKimberlee Marquis proudly walks with the Florida ag and leads her Girl Scout troop in the parade. Okeechobee News/ Tamara KellyThe Kiwanis oat was a show stopper! Promoting the Adam Bryant Minimal Regatta that will be held the rst Saturday in October. Okeechobee News/ Tamara Kelly"Yo ho ho, a pirate's life for me," is the song that was sung by many aboard the pirate ship at the Labor Day parade. Okeechobee News/ Tamara KellyMany classic cars entered the Labor Day parade, but this puppy got a front seat ride for all of the parade. Okeechobee News/ Tamara KellyB.R.A.T. Club leads the parade proudly with the Labor Day banner.

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By Charles M. MurphyOkeechobee News The Okeechobee High School Brahmans lost their season opener to Bear Creek Bears of Lakewood, Colo., 36-14, at the ESPN Wide W orld of Sports Complex in Kissimmee. The Bears jumped out to a 21-0 lead in the rst quarter and never trailed in the game. They showcased a dynamic offensive team that could run and pass the football. Quarterback Nick Madrid connected on 11-18 passing for 164 yards and two touchdowns in the game. Okeechobee seemed to have a 45-yard pass on the rst play from scrimmage when quarterback Cory Surls connected with Sylv ester Butler. The referee saw it differently as he threw a penalty ag which negated the play. Okeechobee then went three and out and the Bears took over at mid eld. Three plays later they were in the end zone. Madrid hit Justin Murphy for a 20-yard gain on rst down and two plays later Pryor rushed in from the 9-yard line for the touchdown. Murphy had 65 yards in six receptions in the game. Kyle Vanderberge scored the Bears' second touchdown a few minutes later w hen he got behind the Okeechobee defense for a 53-yard score. Madrid hit him at the 15-yard line and he raced in from there. Trevaun Arnold scooped up an Okeechobee fumble at the 43-yard line on the Brahmans next drive and returned it untouched for a score to make it 21-0 at the end of the rst quarter. Okeechobee played much better in the second quarter as they used their strong and physical offensive line to open up holes on a 78-yard scoring drive. Drayton Billie, 69 yards rushing, Khalil Smith, 32 yards and Adrian Minondo, 51 yards had sporadic success running the football on this drive. Surls found Neal for a 38-yard touchdown late in the quarter and Cory Vickers followed with a two-point conversion on a tough run up the middle to get OHS on the board. A pass interference penalty on the Brahman defense put the Bears in eld goal range just before the half and their place kicker Irwin Sanchez connected on a 35yard conversion to increase the lead to 24-8 at halftime. OHS recovered an onside kick to start the third quarter and got the momentum back with a 36-yard scoring drive. Minondo had an inspired 12-yard run on the drive to give OHS a rst and goal at the 3-yard line. Vickers followed with a burst up the middle to pull OHS to within 10, 24-14. Okeechobee's defense appeared inspired after the score and pushed Bear Creek into several third-down plays on the next drive. Each time Madrid would nd an open receiver as the Bears converted three straight third downs with pin point passes to move down the eld. Bisi Johnson scampered the nal 13 yards on a drive that took nearly ve minutes to put the Bears in control. The nal Bears touchdown came on a 28-yard pass from Madrid to Arnold. The Brahmans had good coverage on the play, but Arnold had the height advantage and was able to wrestle the ball away 2-yards deep in the end zone. OHS had one more red zone opportunity as they pushed the ball to the Bears 10-yard line. The Bears' defense held as a fourth down pass intended for Khalil Smith fell incomplete in the end zone. Game notes: Okeechobee had only one kick off return opportunity in the game. Antywyn Fludd had a recovery of an onside kick for OHS. EJ Neal and Tyrell Taylor had tackles in the back eld. Okeechobee punter Arthur Woodruff had six punts for 168 yards. Okeechobee had eight penalties for 69 yards while Bear Cree k had ve for 49 yards. The Bears had 15 rst downs and were 5-for-8 on third down. Billie was the most valuable offensive player and E.J. Neal was named the most valuable defensive player for Okeechobee. Bear Creek also won the JV contest 2014. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 (561) 747-1232 Improve your appearance, your confidence, and your self esteem. Enhance your breast, flatten your tummy or shed unwanted fat. Let us help you look and feel your very best!€ Tummy Tuck € Breast Augmentation € Breast Lift/Reduction € Endoscopic Brow Lift € Face Lift € Nasal Surgery € Eyelid Surgery € Liposculpture € Botox and Fillers 10 Okeechobee News September 4, 2013 OHS Brahmans fall to Colorado team in season opener By Charles M. MurphyOkeechobee News The Okeechobee Lady Brahman golf team split a tri match with Martin County and South Fork in their season opener last Thursday at the Mariner Sands Country Club in Stuart. Martin County shot 197, Okeechobee shot 206 and South Fork shot 211 as a team. Coach Bruce Conrad explained that the course was dif cult and in great condition similar to professional golf tournaments. It included rolling fairways and several elevated greens that made low scores dif cult to attain. Cameron White shot 48, Hannah Raulerson 52, Danyelle Shef eld 53 and Kirsten Doney 53 for the top four scores for Okeechobee. Molly Bennett of Martin County shot the low score of the match with a 44. South Fork was led by Rachel Balletta who shot a 46. Conrad said both White and Raulerson shot nice practice rounds in the 40s earlier this year and continue to improve. He also praised Shef eld, Doney and Bethany Stuart for their practice scores. "Coach Hank Raulerson and I have challenged the girls to break the 190 mark as a team before districts in October," he added. The Lady Brahman match with Lincoln Park Academy scheduled for Sept. 3 had to be postponed due to poor course conditions in Okeechobee due to the recent rains. The Lady Brahmans will take on Centennial on Wednesday at the PGA course in Port St. Lucie West. OHS girls golf team competes in tri-match

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Garage/ Yard SalesHUGE 3 GENERATION YARD SALE Friday Sept. 6 thru Sunday Sept. 8 Starts at 8AM Bargain day Sunday, everything must go! 2220 SW 21st St. (Eagle Bay Dr.) Furniture, household items, tires, clothes, toys, books, a little bit of everything! We Buy Estates Antiques, Collectibles, Household, Tools, Jewelry and etc. Call 863-697-8906 Time to clean out the attic, basement and/or garage? Advertise your yard sale in the classifieds and make your clean up a breeze! Love the earth Recycle your used items by selling them in the classifieds. 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/DFWPSeminole Tribe of Florida Surveillance Specialist (Seminole Brighton Casino) Maintain constant surveillance throughout the casino. Ensure integrity of gaming, banking, count room & cash handling procedures. HS diploma/GED. Fax Resumes to: 954-967-3459 CLASS A -CDL DRIVER needed, must have DOT medical, clean driving history and 2.5 yrs. tanker endorsement. Call 863.467-9800. M-F 9:00 to 4:00. The classifieds are the most successful salesperson in town. Employment Full TimeDrivers: $5,000 Sign-On Bonus! Great Pay! Consistent Freight, Great Miles on this Regional Account. Werner Enterprises: 1-888-567-4854 Get a quick response to any item you may be selling with a classified ad. Employment Full Time HELP WANTED To work with developmental disabled. Must be able to pass level 2 background check. Experience a plus. 403 NW 2nd Ave. Okeechobee, FL. Fax 863-467-9656. 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 Part TimeDriver needed 3 days a week. call 763-3275 and leave message. Reading a newspaper helps you understand the world around you. No wonder newspaper readers are more successful people! Need a few more bucks to purchase something deer? Pick up some extra bucks when you sell your used items in the classifeids. One mans trash is another mans treasure. Turn your trash to treasure with an ad in the classifieds. How do you find a job in todays competitive market? In the employment section of the classifieds Looking for a place to hang your hat? Look no further than the classifieds. Your new home could be in todays paper. Have you looked for it? Business Opportunities NOTICEIndependent Newspapers will never accept any advertisement that is illegal or considered fraudulent. In all cases of questionable value, such as promises of guaranteed income from work-athome programs if it sounds too good to be true, chances are that it is. If you have questions or doubts about any ad on these pages, we advise that before responding or sending money ahead of time, you check with the Better Business Bureau at 772-878-2010 for previous complaints. Some 800 and 900 telephone numbers may require an extra charge, as well as long distance toll costs. We will do our best to alert our reader of these charges in the ads, but occasionally we may not be aware of the charges. Therefore, if you call a number out of your area, use caution. ExcavationLESLIE SUMMERFORD EXCAVATING LLC. Call us for your excavation needs; land clearing ponds, hauling of ll dirt, shell, millings (when available) transportation of heavy equipment. Call Leslie for excavation needs. (863)763-9330 or (863)634-7659. Grab a bargain from your neighbors garage, attic, basement or closet in todays classifieds. Health Care EGG DONOR Loving couple seeks a caring FEMALE to give the gift of life by becoming an EGG DONOR. Excellent compensation of $6,000.00. Must be between the ages of 18-29 In Good health and Drug free. Please contact Boca Fertility @ 561-368-5500 Air ConditionersUSED A/C UNITS FOR SALE Good condition, many sizes and types available. 467-1545 Quality A/C & Heating Lawn & GardenCOMPOST for Organic Gardening and Farming Okeechobee Recycling Facility, enter at Waste Management, 10800 NE. 128th Avenue. Pickup or Delivered *Public Welcomed* Please call. (216)956-0949 Apartments2bdrm/1bath Duplex in town. Walking distance to stores, NO PETS, First, Last & Security $550.00 a month 863-634-2820 Its never too late to find the perfect gift. Look for it in the classifieds. ApartmentsNW OKEE: 2 BR Apts available on quiet street. Pets welcome. $600mo., and $650mo. 1st, last & $500 sec. 561-346-1642. 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. Houses RentFOR RENT 2BR, 1BA duplex, great location in Okeechobee Estates, A/C, laundry room. Water and Lawn Care included. $595/month. Call 863-835-2391 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 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. S.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 Rooms To RentOKEECHOBEE Sm., fully furnished in private Hm. Incld’s cable & Kitchen privileges. $250 month plus Utilities. 954-773-6764. Houses SaleOwner Financing3 bdrm 2 bath 8 year old house on 1 acre $3,500.00 down $931.42 a month. Call Beverley 863-634-2820 Land SaleFOR SALE LAND IN TAYLOR COUNTY GA. BETWEEN MACON AND COLUMBUS. 8.5 ACRES $17,000 POSSIBLE OWNER FINANCE 863-763-8589 LET’S TALK. 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 o f Blue Heron. $22,500.00 Call 863-634-2820 Real EstateWantedWANTED TO BUY IN PALM CREEK, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY. NOTHING UNDER CONSTRUCTION, NOTHING ON WATER. CALL URSULA 561-847-0535 LEAVE DETAILS. When doing those chores is doing you in, its time to look for a helper in the classifieds. 11 Okeechobee News September 4, 2013

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Mobile Home Rent2BD/1BA Nice Park, nice unit, central air, Fully furnished $400 monthly, part of utilities paid Call 812-989-3022 BUCKHEAD RIDGE 2bd/2ba Dble Wide, central air, yearly lease. $500 mo. plus sec. 3bd./2ba Dble Wide. $600 mo. plus sec. No pets. Call 863-763-4031 FORT DRUM 5 acres, small pond/creek, 3BR, 2BA Trailer, Deposit required Rent $850/mo. (772) 464-9226 OKEECHOBEE Completely furnished, 3/2, beautiful quiet area, lg car port and screen room, W/D. Short Term or year lease avail. (863)467-2784 Treasure Island Nice, Clean, updated 1bd/1ba, partially furnished. $130 weekly plus electric and security. No Pets 239-246-6301 or 863-517-5111 Mobile HomeSaleRV with Large Florida room, new A/C unit, Free Wi-Fi. $2,500 Call 863-532-9105 Low Lot Rent. 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 Motorcycles2009 Harley Davidson DYNALOWRIDER black $8,000.00/ rm (863)467-2562 or (863)623-6416 Buying a car? Look in the classifieds. Selling a car? Look in the classifieds. How fast can your car go? It can go even faster when you sell it in the classifieds. Earn some extra cash. Sell your used items in the classifieds 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, 25mpg! $3,400/obo Tom 863-467-5435 leave a msg. Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 47-2011-CA-000241 DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST COMPANY, AS TRUSTEE FOR NOVASTAR MORTGAGE FUNDING TRUST, SERIES 2006-6, Plaintiff, vs. MANOLA ANUEZ, et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN Pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated July 17, 2013 and entered in Case No. 47-2011-CA-000241 of the Circuit Court of the Nineteenth Judicial Circuit in and for Okeechobee County, Florida in which Deutsche Bank National Trust Company, as Trustee for NovaStar Mortgage Funding Trust, Series 2006-6, is the Plaintiff and Manola Anuez, Sylvia Anuez f/k/a Sylvia Ingersoll, 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 2nd day of October 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment of Foreclosure: THE SOUTH 1/2 OF LOT 4, ALL OF LOTS 5 AND 6, BLOCK 43, FIRST ADDITION TO SOUTH OKEECHOBEE, ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 1, PAGE 17, PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. LESS AND EXCEPT THEREFROM THE SOUTH 7.5 FEET OF SAID LOT 6, AS DESCRIBED BY ROBERT R. HOOVER, R.L.G. #4276, FROM SURVEY DATED JANUARY 10, 1989, AND REVISED APRIL 18, 1989, BY PURTZ, HOOVER AND ASSOCIATES, INC., JOB NO. 75-28-983. A/K/A 300 SW 21ST ST, 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 60 days after the sale. Dated in Okeechobee County, Florida this 26th day of July, 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 In Accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Corrie Johnson, ADA Coordinator, 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. 449268 ON 9/4,11/2013 Public Notice 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 Public Notice Public NoticeIN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 47-2010CA-000080CAAXMX TD BANK, N.A., Plaintiff, v. JOSEPH L. STRONG A/K/A JOSEPH LESTER STRONG; DAVE VAN HORN; AND DELTA PETROLEUM & INDUSTRIAL, INC., Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO F.S. CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned, the Clerk of the Circuit Court pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure entered on the 12th day of August, 2013, in that certain case pending in the Circuit Court in and for Okeechobee County, Florida, Civil Action No. 47-2010-CA000080CAAXMX, in which TD BANK, N.A. is the Plaintiff and JOSEPH L. STRONG A/K/A JOSEPH LESTER STRONG; DAVE VAN HORN; and DELTA PETROLEUM & INDUSTRIAL, INC., are Defendants, 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, on the 2nd day of October, 2013, at 11:00 a.m. the same being a legal sale day and the hour a legal hour of sale, the following described property and the contents thereof in Okeechobee County, Florida: A PARCEL OF LAND LYING IN SECTION 3, TOWNSHIP 38 SOUTH, RANGE 35 EAST, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA, AND BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCE AT THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF SAID SECTION 3; THENCE N 8948’48” E, ALONG THE NORTH LINE OF SAID SECTION 3, A DISTANCE OF 651.20 FEET; THENCE S 0007’12” W, A DISTANCE OF 239.03 FEET TO THE INTERSECTION WITH THE SOUTHERLY RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE OF STATE ROAD NO. 15 (CONNERS HIGHWAY); THENCE CONTINUE S 0007’12” W, A DISTANCE OF 112.31 FEET TO THE INTERSECTION WITH THE LEVEE LD-4 RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE; THENCE S 6256’48” W, ALONG SAID LEVEE LD-4 RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE, A DISTANCE OF 136.21 FEET; THENCE S 2519’14” E, ALONG SAID LEVEE LD-4 RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE, A DISTANCE OF 56.75 FEET; THENCE S 6439’40” W, ALONG SAID LEVEE LD-4 RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE, A DISTANCE OF 146.73 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE CONTINUE S 6439’40” W, ALONG SAID LEVEE LD-4 RIGHT-OFWAY LINE, A DISTANCE OF 240.14 FEET; THENCE N 2625’11” W, A DISTANCE OF 154.87 FEET TO THE INTERSECTION WITH SAID SOUTHERLY RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE OF STATE ROAD NO. 15 (CONNERS HIGHWAY); THENCE N 6355’28” E, ALONG SAID SOUTHERLY RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE, A DISTANCE OF 240.00 FEET; THENCE S 2627’24” E A DISTANCE OF 157.95 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. The said property offered together with all the tenements, hereditaments and appurtenances thereunto belonging or in any way appertaining, being sold to satisfy said Final Judgment of Foreclosure. ANY PARTY OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, MUST FILE A CLAIM WITH THE CLERK OF COURT NO LATER THAN SIXTY (60) DAYS AFTER THE SALE. IF YOU FAIL TO FILE A CLAIM, YOU WILL NOT BE ENTITLED TO ANY REMAINING FUNDS. Dated this 15th day of August, 2013. SHARON ROBERTSON Clerk of Circuit Court BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk 450696 ON 9/4,11/2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.: 47-2013-CA-000300 ONEWEST BANK, F.S.B. Plaintiff, v. THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE, HEIRS, BENEFICIARIES, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, LIENOR, CREDITORS, TRUSTEES, AND ALL OTHER PARTIES CLAIMING AN INTEREST BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST THE ESTATE OF RUTH CHAREST A/K/A RUTH A. CHAREST, DECEASED; CHERYL FINCH; RUSSELL CHAREST; UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, ACTING ON BEHALF OF THE SECRETARY OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT; UNKNOWN TENANT #1; UNKNOWN TENANT #2; ALL OTHER UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING INTERESTS BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST A NAMED DEFENDANT(S) WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAME UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS, Defendant(s), NOTICE OF ACTION TO : THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE, HEIRS, BENEFICIARIES, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, LIENORS, CREDITORS, TRUSTEES, AND ALL OTHER PARTIES CLAIMING AN INTEREST BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST THE ESTATE OF RUTH CHAREST A/K/A RUTH A. CHAREST, DECEASED whose residence is unknown if he/she/they be living; and if he/she/they be dead, the unknown Defendants who may be spouses, heirs, devisees, grantees, assignees, lienors, creditors, trustees, and all parties claiming an interest by, through, under or against the Defendants, who are not known to be dead or alive, and all parties having or claiming to have any right,. title or interest in the property described in the mortgage being foreclosed herein TO: ALL OTHER UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING INTERESTS BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST A NAMED DEFENDANT(S) WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAME UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS whose residence is unknown if he/she/they be living; and if he/she/they be dead, the unknown Defendants who may be spouses, heirs, devisees, grantees, assignees, lienors, creditors, trustees, and all parties claiming an interest by, through, under or against the Defendants, who are not known to be dead or alive, and all parties having or claiming to have any right, title or interest in the property described in the mortgage being foreclosed herein YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose a mortgage on the following property in Okeechobee County, Florida: LOT 103, OF TREASURE ISLAND, UNIT NO. 6, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 57, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. This property is located at the Street address of: 3917 S.E. 27th Street, Okeechobee, Florida 34974YOU ARE REQUIRED to serve a copy of your written defenses within 30 days after the rst publication, if any, on Elizabeth R. Wellborn, P.A., Plaintiff’s Attorney, whose address is 350 Jim Moran Blvd., Suite 100, Deer eld Beach, Florida 33442, and le the original with this Court either before service on Plaintiffs Attorney, or immediately thereafter; otherwise, a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint or Petition. WITNESS my hand and the seal of the court on August 29, 2013. SHARON ROBERTSON CLERK OF THE COURT BY: Jennifer Rediker ** IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT, If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Corrie Johnson, ADA Coordinator, 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port Saint Lucie, FL 34986, Telephone (772) 8074370 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. 451696 ON 9/4,11/2013 Public Notice Public NoticeIN 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 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 12 Okeechobee News September 4, 2013Coordinadora 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 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 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 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 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 60 days after the sale. Dated this 9th day of August, 2013. SHARON ROBERTSON CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT 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 Primary 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 BY: Sandra L. Creech DEPUTY CLERK 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. When doing those chores is doing you in, its time to look for a helper in the classifieds. 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Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 19TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 47-2013-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 Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 47-2010-CA-000449 AMERICAN GENERAL HOME EQUITY, INC. Plaintiff, v. KENNETH D. PINDER A/K/A KENNETH PINDER; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF KENNETH D. PINDER A/K/A KENNETH PINDER; UNKNOWN TENANT 1; UNKNOWN TENANT 2; AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST THE ABOVE NAMED DEFENDANT(S), WHO (IS/ARE) NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIM AS HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, LIENORS, CREDITORS, TRUSTEES, SPOUSES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS; Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to the Summary Final Judgment of Foreclosure entered on November 13, 2012, and the Order to Vacate Judicial Sale, Certi cate of Sale and Reschedule Foreclosure Sale entered on August 13, 2013, in this cause, in the Circuit Court of Okeechobee County, Florida, I will sell the property situated in Okeechobee County, Florida, described as: A PARCEL OF LAND LYING IN THE NORTH 1/2 OF SECTION 17, TOWNSHIP 37 SOUTH, RANGE 36 EAST, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA AND BEING DESCRIBED MORE PARTICULARLY AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCE AT THE SOUTHEAST CORNER OF SAID SECTION 17; THENCE N 0041’06” E, ALONG THE EAST LINE OF SAID SECTION 17, A DISTANCE OF 3433.40 FEET, TO THE NE CORNER OF THE LANDS DESCRIBED IN O.R. BOOK 3247, PAGE 635 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA AND THE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE N 8918’54” W, ALONG THE NORTH LINE OF SAID O.R. BOOK 347, PAGE 635, A DISTANCE OF 495.00 FEET; THENCE S 0041’06” W, ALONG THE WEST LINE OF SAID O.R. BOOK 347, PAGE 635, A DISTANCE OF 1.23 FEET; THENCE N 8918’54” W, ALONG THE NORTH LINE OF THE LANDS DESCRIBED IN O.R. BOOK 285, PAGE 631 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA, A DISTANCE OF 495.00 FEET; THENCE N 0041’06” E, ALONG THE EAST LINE OF THE LANDS DESCRIBED IN O.R. BOOK 323, PAGE 1145, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA, A DISTANCE OF 181.16 FEET, TO THE NE CORNER OF SAID O.R. BOOK 323, PAGE 1145; THENCE N 4021’53” W, A DISTANCE OF 963.54 FEET; THENCE N 7919’35” W, A DISTANCE OF 904.12 FEET; THENCE N 0444’51” E, A DISTANCE OF 150.00 FEET TO THE SOUTH RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE OF STATE ROAD NO. 70; THENCE S 8515’09” E, ALONG SAID RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE, A DISTANCE OF 25.50 FEET, TO THE POINT OF CURVATURE OF A CURVE CONCAVE TO THE NORTH; THENCE EASTERLY ALONG THE ARC OF SAID CURVE AND SAID SOUTH RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE, THROUGH A CENTRAL ANGLE OF 2451’39”, A RADIUS OF 1492.66 FEET AND AN ARC DISTANCE OF 647.67 FEET; THENCE S 2804’28” E, ALONG A NON-RADIAL LINE AND THE WEST LINE OF A 1.00 ACRE PARCEL, A DISTANCE OF 211.81 FEET THENCE N 6155’29” E, ALONG THE SOUTH LINE OF SAID 1.00 ACRE PARCEL, A DISTANCE OF 240.72 FEET; THENCE S 4041’41” E, ALONG THE WEST LINE OF THE ACCESS ROAD DESCRIBED IN O.R. BOOK 243, PAGE 984 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA, A DISTANCE OF 161.72 FEET; THENCE S 4941’54” W, ALONG THE NORTH LINE OF THE TRACT DESCRIBED IN SAID O.R. BOOK 243; PAGE 984 A DISTANCE OF 85.59 FEET; THENCE S 4041’41” E, ALONG THE WEST LINE OF SAID TRACT A DISTANCE OF 255.35 FEET; THENCE N 4941’54” E, ALONG THE SOUTH LINE OF SAID TRACT, A DISTANCE OF 170.59 FEET; THENCE N 4041’41” W, ALONG THE EAST LINE OF SAID TRACT, A DISTANCE OF 255.35 FEET; THENCE S 4941’54” W, ALONG SAID NORTH LINE OF SAID TRACT, A DISTANCE OF 60.00 FEET; THENCE N 4041’41” W, ALONG THE EAST LINE OF SAID ACCESS ROAD DESCRIBED IN O.R. BOOK 243, PAGE 984, A DISTANCE OF 358.72 FEET, TO A POINT ON SAID SOUTH RIGHTOF-WAY LINE OF STATE ROAD NO. 70 FROM WHICH BEARS A RADIAL LINE N 2839’39” W; THENCE NORTHEASTERLY ALONG SAID RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE AND THE ARC OF A CURVE CONCAVE TO THE NORTHWEST, THROUGH A CENTRAL ANGLE OF 0353’46”, A RADIUS OF 1492.66 FEET AND AN ARC DISTANCE OF 101.50 FEET TO A POINT OF TANGENCY; THENCE N 5726’35” E, ALONG SAID SOUTH RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE, A DISTANCE OF 109.85 FEET; THENCE S 6200’44” E, ALONG THE SOUTHERLY LINE OF NE 76TH DRIVE, RECORDED IN O.R. BOOK 238, PAGE 2024, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA, A DISTANCE OF 388.06 FEET; THENCE S 5239’31” W. ALONG THE NORTHERLY LINE OF THE LANDS DESCRIBED IN O.R. BOOK 345, PAGE 779 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA, A DISTANCE OF 257.01 FEET; THENCE S 3526’16” E, ALONG THE WESTERLY LINE OF SAID LANDS, A DISTANCE OF 237.50 FEET; THENCE N 4948’09” E, ALONG THE SOUTHERLY LINE OF SAID LANDS, A DISTANCE OF 366.00 FEET; THENCE S 6200’44” E, ALONG SAID SOUTHERLY LINE OF NE 76TH DRIVE, A DISTANCE OF 360.27 FEET; THENCE S 3340’59” E, ALONG SAID SOUTHERLY LINE OF NE 76TH DRIVE, A DISTANCE OF 614.49 FEET; THENCE S 0041’22” W, ALONG THE WEST LINE OF THE LANDS DESCRIBED IN O.R. BOOK 238, PAGE_2024 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY,FLORIDA, A DISTANCE OF 277.42 FEET; THENCE S 6244’00” W, ALONG THE SOUTHERLY LINE OF SAID LANDS, A DISTANCE OF 245.95 FEET; THENCE S 0041’06” W, ALONG SAID EAST LINE OF SECTION 17, A DISTANCE OF 141.10 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING CONTAINING 32.852 ACRES MORE OF LESS. SUBJECT TO RESERVATIONS, RESTRICTIONS AND EASEMENTS OF RECORD, IF ANY. a/k/a 7950 N.E. 76TH DRIVE, OKEECHOBEE, FL 34974at 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 October 2, 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 at Okeechobee, Florida, this 16th day of August, 2013. SHARON ROBERTSON Clerk of the Circuit 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. 450991 ON 9/4,11/2013 Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice 13 Okeechobee News September 4, 2013IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 19TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. CASE NO. 11-CA-000140-CA Crossword Puzzle ACROSS 1 Charade 4 Range barrier 14 Roller coaster part 15 Pompous 17 Link between handles? 18 Risky telecast 19 Reduced in status 21 Gave away 22 Some Olympians tools 23 Movement traced to an ancient flower sermon 26 Deans reality TV partner 27 Hall of Fame NFL owner Wellington __ 28 Natural history museum attractions 31 SEATO member 32 Sucker 34 Court figure 36 1998 Apple rollout 37 Sch. whose students and alumni have won more than 200 Olympic medals 38 Reach equilibrium 41 Steamy container 45 When the French Open starts 46 Cymbelines daughter, in Shakespeare 48 Japanese script 49 Botched 51 Palindromic Altar 52 2008 Palin counterpart 53 Mystery middle name 55 Dead Man WalkingŽ Oscar winner 58 Tenant, say 61 Yeggs haul 62 1988 film set in a New England pie makers shop 63 Hammer site 64 Cut with the tenderloin removed 65 Oink spot DOWN 1 Eggheads environs 2 Where the batter goes 3 Shipping inquiries 4 Corded weapons 5 Alamo rival 6 Tach count 7 Succeed without difficulty, with inŽ 8 Pecorino Romano source 9 ATM transaction 10 Gravity and GraceŽ writer Simone 11 Cartographic closeup 12 Uninhibited 13 Stand behind 16 Good-natured 20 Sit angularly, as a wall 24 My alarm didnt go off,Ž e.g. 25 One whos now right-brained? 28 Therapists concern 29 Parish leader 30 Sci-fi character named for an Asian sea 33 Mine, in Metz 35 Youll need more than one in a rib joint 38 Insulate from change 39 Big dips 40 Very slim margin 42 Rice fields 43 Baseball-like game with two bases 44 Leather maker 47 Like many Sherlock Holmessettings 50 Profligacy 52 2000 Camp David summit attendee 54 Diamond in music 56 Bladed tool 57 Two-time Tonywinning playwright Yasmina __ 59 Strong acid, chemically 60 Black __: spy doings By Brad Wilber (c)2011TribuneMediaServicesInc 09/10/11 09/10/11 ANSWER TO PREVIOUS PUZZLE: Edited by Rich Norris and Joyce Nichols Lewis xwordeditor@aol.com 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 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 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 19th JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 47-2011-CA-000275 PNC BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION Plaintiff, vs. SCOTT BASSETT, AKA SCOTT R. BASSETT, DECEASED HIS/HER RESPECTIVE UNKNOWN SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, CREDITORS, LIENORS, A ND TRUSTEES, AND ALL OTHER PERSONS CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST THE NAMED DEFENDANT; AND THE AFOREMENT IONED NAMED DEFENDANT AND SUCH OF THE AFOREMENTIONED UNKNOWN DEFENDANT AND SUCH OF THE UNKNOWN NAMED DEFENDANT AS MAY BE INFANTS, INCOMPETENTS OR OTHERWISE NOT SUI JURIS, et al. Defendant(s) NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS HEREBY given pursuant to an Order or Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated August 12, 2013, and entered in Case No. 47-2011CA-000275 of the Circuit Court of the 19 Judicial Circuit in and for Okeechobee County, Florida, wherein PNC Bank, National Association successor by merger to National C, is the Plaintiff and Scott Bassett, AKA Scott R. Bassett, deceased his/her respective unknown spouses, heirs, devisees, grantees, assignees, creditors, lienors, and trustees, and all other persons claiming by, through, under or against the named Defendant; and the aforementioned named Defendant and such of the aforementioned unknown Defendant and such of the unknown named Defendant as may be infants, incompetents or otherwise not sui juris; Unknown Tenant(s); SCOTT BASSETT AKA SCOTT R. BASSETT, DECEASED HIS/HER 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 Cler k 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; i f you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. 450191 ON 8/28 & 9/4/2013 RESPECTIVE; and Okeechobee Utility Authority, are the Defendants, the Clerk of Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in the Jury Assembly Room, 2nd Floor, at Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 312 North West 3rd Street, Okeechobee, FL 34972, at 11:00AM on October 2, 2013 the following described property set forth in said Order or Final Judgment to wit: Lot 24, Taylor Creek Isles, Section One, according to the Plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 3. Page 59, of the public records of Okeechobee County, Florida. 1976 First American Coach Mobile Home, Vin #4895A, Title Number 14030075. Together with any and all improvements. IF YOU ARE A PERSON CLAIMING A RIGHT TO FUNDS REMAINING AFTER THE SALE, YOU MUST FILE A CLAIM WITH THE CLERK OF COURT NO LATER THAN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. IF YOU FAIL TO FILE A CLAIM, YOU WILL NOT BE ENTITLED TO ANY REMAINING FUNDS. AFTER 60 DAYS, ONLY THE OWNER OF RECORD AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MAY CLAIM THE SURPLUS. If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Corrie Johnson, ADA Coordinator, 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. DATED at Okeechobee County, Florida, this 13th day of August, 2013. SHARON ROBERTSON, Clerk Okeechobee County, Florida BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk WWR #10047578Wellman, Weinberg & Reis Co., L.P.A.Attorney for Plaintiff 550 West Cypress Creek Road, Suite 550 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309 Telephone # 954-740-5200 Facsimile# 954-740-5290 450975 ON 9/4,11/2013 How do you find a job in todays competitive market? In the employment section of the classifieds Grab a bargain from your neighbors garage, attic, basement or closet in todays classifieds. Earn some extra cash. Sell your used items in the classifieds

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Public Notice Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 19TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. CASE No.: 2012CA000136 U.S. BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIAT ION, AS TRUSTEE UNDER THE POOLING AND SERVICING AGREEMENT DATED AS OF JANUARY 1, 2007, GSMAP TRUST 2007-H1, MORTGAGE PASS-THROUGH CERT IFICATES, SERIES 2007-H1, Plaintiff, V S. 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 ASSOCIAT ION, AS TRUSTEE UNDER THE POOLING AND SERVICING AGREEMENT DATED AS OF JANUARY 1, 2007, GSMAP TRUST 2007-H1, MORTGAGE PASS-THROUGH CERT IFICATES, 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 of the Circuit Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in the Jury Assembly room, 2nd Floor, of 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, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must le a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated at Okeechobee, Okeechobee County, Florida, this 25th day of June, 2013. Sharon Robertson Clerk of said Circuit Court BY: Sandra L. Creech As Deputy Clerk Clar eld, Okon, Salomone, & Pincus, P.L. A ttorney 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 NOTICE There will be a meeting of the Tourist Development Council (TDC) of Okeechobee County on Tuesday, September 10, 2013, at 5:30 p.m. at the Okeechobee County Library, Board Room, located at 206 SW 16TH Street, Okeechobee, Florida 34974. Any person deciding to appeal any decision made by the TDC with respect to any matter considered at such meeting will need a record of the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, he or she may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. Kathy Scott, Tourism Coordinator Tourist Development Council Okeechobee County 451808 ON 9/4/2013 Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION CASE NO. 13000303CAAXMX JAMES B. NUTTER & COMPANY, Plaintiff, VS. JANICE JUANITA WIDNER AKA JANICE J. YATES, et al., Defendants. NOTICE OF ACTION To: JANICE JUANITA WIDNER AKA JANICE J. YATES, 600 SE 13TH AVENUE, OKEECHOBEE, FL 34974 UNKNOWN TENANT IN POSSESSION 1, 600 SE 13TH AVENUE, OKEECHOBEE, FL 34974 UNKNOWN TENANT IN POSSESSION 2, 600 SE 13TH AVENUE, OKEECHOBEE, FL 34974 UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF JANICE JUANITA WIDNER AKA JANICE J. YATES, 600 SE 13TH AVENUE, OKEECHOBEE, FL 34974 LAST KNOWN ADDRESS STATED, CURRENT RESIDENCE UNKNOWN YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose Mortgage covering the following real and personal property described as follows, to-wit: THE NORTH 75 FEET OF LOTS 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 AND 12, OF BLOCK “J”, OKEECHOBEE DEVELOPMENT COMPANY’S SUBDIVISION, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 1, PAGE 15, PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA has been led against you and you are required to a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on Peter J. Kapsales, McCalla Raymer, LLC, 225 E. Robinson St. Suite 660, Orlando, FL 32801 and le the original with the Clerk of the abovestyled Court within 30 days from the rst publication, otherwise a Judgment may be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint. WITNESS my hand and seal of said Court on the 29th day of August, 2013. SHARON ROBERTSON CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT BY: Jennifer Rediker Deputy Clerk 451706 ON 9/4,11/2013 Public Notice Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NUMBER: 2013-CA-164 SEACOAST NATIONAL BANK, A NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, Plaintiff, vs. BEVERLY J. McNALLY, Defendant NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated July 31, 2013, and entered in Case No. 2013-CA-164, of the Circuit Court of the 19th Judicial Circuit in and for Okeechobee County, Florida, wherein SEACOAST NATIONAL BANK is the Plaintiff and BEVERLY J. McNALLY is the Defendant, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for 14 Okeechobee News September 4, 2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 472012CA000118CAAXMX WELLS FARGO BANK, NA; Plaintiff, VS. 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 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 TENANT 2; AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST THE ABOVE NAMED DEFENDANT(S), WHO (IS/ARE) NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, 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 Y ORK 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 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 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 cash at the OKEECHOBEE COUNTY JUDICIAL CENTER, 312 NW 3rd Street, JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM, SECOND FLOOR, OKEECHOBEE, FLORIDA 34972, 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: LOTS 34, 35, 38, 39 AND 40, A SPOT IN THE SUN, AN UNRECORDED SUBDIVISION LYING IN SECTION 10, TOWNSHIP 37 SOUTH, RANGE 36 EAST, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA, BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS; COMMENCING AT THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF SAID SECTION 10, BEAR EAST ALONG THE SOUTH LINE OF SAID SECTION 10, A DISTANCE OF 1648.03 FEET; THENCE BEAR NORTH 0007’00” WEST A DISTANCE OF 2722.20 FEET FOR THE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE CONTINUE NORTH 0007’00” WEST A DISTANCE OF 220.00 FEET; THENCE BEAR NORTH 8953’00” EAST, A DISTANCE OF 198.00 FEET; THENCE BEAR NORTH 0007’00” WEST, TO THE INTERSECTION WITH THE SOUTH R/W LINE OF 4TH STREET, A DISTANCE OF 220.00 FEET; THENCE BEAR NORTH 8953’00” EAST ALONG THE SAID SOUTH R/W LINE OF 4TH STREET TO THE INTERSECTION WITH THE WEST R/W LINE OF AQUARIUS DRIVE A 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. 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SEYMOUR, Attorney at Law 863-467-1894 Advertise Here!!! email: okeeadsale@newszap.com WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIM AS HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, LIENORS, CREDITORS, TRUSTEES, SPOUSES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS; BANK OF AMERICA, 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 Boo k 1, Page 35, Public Records o f 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 o f the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, located at 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida, Okeechobee County, Florida, at eleven o’cloc k a.m., on September 25, 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 at Okeechobee, Florida, this 24th day of July, 2013. Sharon Robertson Clerk of the Circuit Court BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Cler k 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;9/4/2013COUNTY, 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 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. 447524 ON 8/28;9/4/2013 (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 the 1st day of August 2013. SHARON ROBERTSON Clerk of Circuit Court By: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk Attorney for Plaintiff: Devin R. Maxwell, Esq. MAXWELL & MAXWELL, P.A. Florida Bar No.: 172693 405 NW 3rd Street Okeechobee, Florida 34972 (863) 763-1119 Telephone 4499445 ON 9/4,11/2013 DISTANCE OF 396.00 FEET; THENCE BEAR SOUTH 0007’00” EAST, ALONG THE SAID WEST R/W LINE OF AQUARIUS DRIVE, A DISTANCE OF 660.00 FEET; THENCE BEAR SOUTH 8953’00” WEST, A DISTANCE OF 594.00 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. TOGETHER WITH THE CERTAIN 2000 PALM MOBILE HOME VIN: PH0911888AFL & PH0911888BFL AND TITLE NUMBERS: 79891521 & 79891607 Property address: 10186 NE 25TH LANE, Okeechobee, FL 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 WITH-IN 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. 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15 Okeechobee News September 4, 2013 Special to the Okeechobee News George S.N. Palmer Jr., 49, of Okeechobee, has been acting and doing T.V. Commercials with John Robert Powers (J.R.P. A gency, for approximately three months, attending the workshops at the West Palm Beach branch. On Monday, Aug. 5, Mr. Palmer was noti ed by one of the agency representatives that he had made the call back list for the I.P.O.P Convention, to represent the agency, after putting on a remarkable live performance Sunday, Aug. 4, at the Sheraton Suites Hotel in Ft. Lauderdale. Mr. Palmer played four different roles on Sunday, in front of a live audience, the CEO of J.R.P and several agents from different companies across the country. His rst role w as Edge Shaving commercial, then he did a monologue about an older man teaching a younger man how to be a pickpocket. He was also in two comedy scenes. Mr. Palmer will attend the I.P.O.P (International Presentation of Performers) Convention in Los Angeles, Calif., in January 2014 to perform in front of a host of agents and managers. When Mr. Palmer's talent coach asked him what kind of acting experience had he participated in, he said he only had speech and drama in high school, with Ms. Borell in Okeechobee. Mr. Palmer was born and raised in Okeechobee. He graduated from Okeechobee High School in 1982. He is the son of George S.N. Palmer Sr. of Okeechobee. His mother was the late Mae Palmer of Okeechobee. Mr. Palmer has a daughter, Denise, 9. "Everyone in Okeechobee knows me for being a DJ," he said. "I have played venues for almost every organization in Okeechobee. I never thought I would be able to do anything acting or TV commercials. "I was over at my cousin's house listening to the radio and the voice said:If you can sing, dance, act or model, call this number.' "I thought it was funny the way I just happened to hear this, so I called the number and old the guy that I can act and do commercials. He then told me that he would email me a list of comercials to choose from and to be in West Palm Beach, Holiday Inn at the Airport and audition in front a panel of representatives for the company. "My rst role was in front of the C.E.O of the agency, and I did a Campbell's Soup commercial and I aced it! "I was then appointed to Steve Roberts o f Innate Talent, out of Sarasota, and after our rst workshop together, he was impressed with my acting and he asked me why did I take so long to try and get into this line o f work. I replied. I've been a DJ almost all m y life and I never thought I could do this.' 'I am really excited about going to California to perform and I really want to make m y friends in Okeechobee proud of me. I just wish my mom was here to enjoy his with me. I miss her so much," he continued. "I want to thank Mr. Marquis at the Chop Chop for my hair on the photo shoot and Ms. Shirlean Graham for my makeup, and Sheriff Paul C. May for his input and support during this venture I am going through." George Palmer Jr. hopes to be ‘Chobee’s newest rising star George Palmer Jr. At this time of year, there are two vehicles the average driver works around on the roadw ays: a school bus and a garbage truck. Both tend to slow traf c while they perform their necessary duties and both are at risk of accidents if drivers are distracted. Every year during "Back to School" season, Waste Management retrains and reminds employees that as professional drivers, the community they serve depends on them to help maintain a safe environment for students traveling to and from school. "As a company sharing the same roadw ays with our community, we believe it is our responsibility to promote safety not only to our drivers but our customers too," said Teresa Chandler, Community Relations of Waste Management. "We would like to pass along the same driving tips to help promote a safe Back to School season." School buses: Remember that all 50 states have a law making it illegal to pass a school bus that is stopped to load or unload children. All 50 states require that traf c in both directions stop on undivided roadways when students are entering or exiting a school bus. The area 10 feet around a school bus is w here children are in the most danger of being hit. Stop your car far enough from the bus to allow children the necessary space to safely enter and exit the bus. Children : Watch out for children and be prepared to stop. Although you may see them, they may not see you. Cover your brake when you see children. They are easily distracted and may not stop to look for traf c before darting across the street. Expect the unexpected. A child's eld of vision is not fully developed so they may not be able to tell how close you really are to them. Be ready to react whenever you see children near your vehicle. Children are not only small but they are fast too. They can move into harm's way in mere seconds. It takes 2.2 seconds for the average adult to react to something not anticipated. Bicyclists: Keep your eye out for bicyclists. There are more bikes on the roads of those children opting to ride to and from school in the early morning and afternoon hours. Teen Drivers: Be alert around school parking lots. Teenage drivers are generally inexperienced and can often be distracted by friends, phones, music, and so on therefore increasing the potential for accidents. All passengers should wear a seat belt and/or an ageand size-appropriate car safety seat or booster seat. Do not text or talk on your cell phone while driving. Slow down and obey all traf c laws and speed limits. Be alert for school zones that have a reduced speed limit at designated times of the day. Watch for school buses. Red ashing lights and an extended stop arm indicate the school bus is stopping to load or unload children. State law requires you to stop. Keep an eye out for children walking in the street, especially where there are no sidewalks. Be alert for children playing and gathering near bus stops and for those who may dart into the street without looking for traf c. When backing out of a driveway or leaving a garage, watch for children walking or biking to school. When driving in neighborhoods or school zones, watch for young people who may be in a hurry to get to or away from school and may not be thinking about getting there safely. Waste Management is dedicated to safety. Safety of our employees, our customers and their communities are always a top priority. Please drive carefully now that school is back in session and when you drive around garbage trucks, please give them extra consideration. We want all of our employees to return home safely to their families every night. W aste Management: Stay schooled in road safety 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 863-357-1104.

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