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Okeechobee news
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Vol. 91, no. 111 (Apr. 20, 2000)-
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Wednesday, September 11, 2013 50¢ Plus tax V ol. 104 No. 109 15.49 feetLast Year: 14.78 feet Lake Levels See page 4 for information about how to contact this newspaper. W oman accused of leaving baby in the street and driving away ... Page 7 New online directory for businesses ... Page 2 By Eric KoppOkeechobee News A grand jury Tuesday returned a true bill and indicted a Broward County man of rstdegree murder in connection with the June slaying of Antoine McQueen Hill. Assistant State Attorney Ashley Albright indicated by text message that the indictment against Michael Exantus was handed down around 3:40 p.m. Sept. 10. Circuit Court Judge Sherwood Bauer then signed an arrest warrant and ordered that Exantus be held without privilege of bond. No additional charges were led against Exantus, said Mr. Albright. Grand jury indicts Exantus Special to the Okeechobee NewsSchool celebrates Grandparents DaySeminole Elementary School students in Mrs. Sickels’ class celebrated Grandparents Day with a special musical presentation and an old-fshioned ice cream social. Nathan Walls was delighted to have not only his Papa Gordon Trimble with him at the celebration, but also his Grandma Suerita Walls (not pictured). For more see page 16. By Eric KoppOkeechobee News Detectives remain tight-lipped about their investigation into the death of a 4-year-old girl Saturday evening. According to an investigator Sumberlie Daylen Villars was rushed to Raulerson Hospital around 7:30 p.m. on Sept. 7 by emergency personnel from Okeechobee County Fire/Rescue. Child’s death under investigationSee DEATH — Page 5 By Eric KoppOkeechobee News The state and the National Ri e Association (NRA) are entering into a partnership to put in a public gun range in Palm Beach County and a local range owner is up in arms about it. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) will be putting a public range on 150 acres of property next door to its Corbett Wildlife Management Area on Seminole Pratt-Whitney Road in Palm Beach County. According to Bill Cline, FWC's section leader for hunter safety and public shooting ranges, the shooting facility was promised to shooters in Palm Beach County some 20 years ago. The property to be used is also known as the Mecc a property, which was to be used by Scripps. FWC has been putting in state-operated shooting ranges since the 1950s, Mr. Cline pointed out. Mr. Cline said the project will not only bene t the FWC, but will help Palm Beach Count y as well as the South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD). The district, he continued, needs some of FWC's property at Corbett to FWC range to compete with local businessesSee FWC — Page 5 See MURDER — Page 5

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Get ready to jump start your career options in one of the fastest growing career elds in the region. Indian River State College provides automotive training that builds increasingly sophisticated skills in all aspects of automotive repair, maintenance and serv ice and is now offering an Automotive Serv ice I (AERV006) class in Okeechobee starting Oct. 17. This course teaches shop equipment, tool safety, routine maintenance, and consumer services related to the automotive industry. The Automotive Service I class will be offered Monday through Thursday from 5:30-10:30 p.m. Oct. 17 to Dec. 12. The IRSC Dixon Hendry Campus provides a wide range of educational opportunities to the residents of Okeechobee County. In addition, hundreds of Okeechobee residents prepare for continuing education at IRSC or a university, build skills for in-demand careers, bene t from customized business training or take advantage of Adult Education/GED Preparation close to home. For more information, on the Automotive Service course being offered or other educational opportunities at IRSC or the Dixon Hendry Campus, call 863-824-6000. IRSC offers automotive class in Okeechobee 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Always on Top of the JobŽRe-Roofing Specialists€ Metal & Shingle Roofs € Flats & Leaks Repair FREE ESTIMATES863-357-3838State Lic.#CCC1327338 Buy a Home Delivery subscription for $6 a monthand receive an E-Subscription FREE* Your local news available right at your fingertips! Call (863) 763-3134 today! When you enroll in our EZPAY subscription planStay in the know with anE-subscription 2 Okeechobee News September 11, 2013 The Okeechobee News has launched a new and expanded online business directory at its community website to serve businesses and consumers in Okeechobee and areas surrounding the "Big O." The new online directory BizSearch lists every business in Okeechobee as well as nearby coastal markets and includes such information as telephone number, location, business hours and website address. BizSearch is available at orida.newszap. com, and consumers can access the site free of charge from their computer and other portable devices. The Okeechobee News has published the award-winning community newspaper serving the area for more than 90 years, and last year introduced its free online community news site. The site orida.newszap.com features news and information about communities throughout the Big Lake area, as well as comprehensive calendars, photo/video posts and free classi eds. With the introduction of BizSearch, v isitors now have quick and easy access to search information related to all types of businesses and services. For local businesses, the new online directory provides the necessary tools to showcase their business successfully, and to generate new customers and new revenue. All basic listings are provided at no cost to a business, but for an additional fee a business can enhance its listings to include additional information such as logos, weekly coupons or specials, photo and videos. A business can make simple changes to its listing on its own. To revise a listing, a business must rst "claim" its listing by following the simple steps outlined at the site, or by calling our of ce 863-763-3134, ext 4234. For those businesses that don't currently have an online presence or web site, BizSearch can act as a company website and provide customized pages, blogs and connection to social media. Tom Byrd, president of Independent Newsmedia Inc. USA in Florida and Okeechobee News publisher, said BizSearch is not your typical online business directory. The key advantage to BizSearch: Its crucial connection to the company's news products and community newspapers: "Newspaper websites are typically among the most heavily visited sites in their area because of the strong local news generally only available at that site. That means your listing on our website will bene t from the traf c we naturally attract, and a listing in the directory will improve search engine results (SEO) for your business," said Mr. Byrd. In addition, BizSearch will be heavily promoted in the Okeechobee News wellread print newspapers and our increasingly popular social media presence. "Our print and online products combine to create a powerful one-two punch that provides businesses the opportunity to make a powerful impact at an affordable price," added Mr. Byrd. All BizSearch listings are connected to the company's online classi eds, allowing a business to link to its classi ed advertisement or brand its classi ed ads with a company logo or contact information. In addition, all BizSearch listings are optimized to run on smartphones and mobile devices. All listings provide consumers with speci c directions to a business. Mr. Byrd said the BizSearch directories provide a valuable enhancement to orida. newszap.com, the entry point to our community websites. In addition to local news, calendars and classi eds, consumers no w have easy access to in-depth information about their local businesses. "People crave local news, plain and simple. Of all the thousands of websites out there, studies continue to show that local news sites remain the most popular and most visited," said Mr. Byrd. "We've been providing important community news and information for many years, as one of the oldest businesses in Okeechobee, and our online community sites allow us to continue and expand that mission." For additional information, contact a customer service representative at 863-763 3134 or by emailing bizsearch@newszap.com. Okeechobee News and Newszap.com launch online business director y Today: Clear with thunderstorms and rain showers in the morning, then partly cloudy with thunderstorms and rain showers. High of 88F. Winds from the ENE at 5 to 10 mph shifting to the North in the afternoon. Chance of rain 40%. Tonight: Partly cloudy with a chance o f a thunderstorm and a chance of rain. Fog overnight. Low of 70F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 20%.Extended ForecastThursday: Partly cloudy with thunderstorms and rain showers. High of 88F. Winds from the NE at 5 to 10 mph shifting to the SE in the afternoon. Chance of rain 50%. Thursday Night: Partly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm and rain. Fog overnight. Low of 70F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 20%. Okeechobee Forecast Tabitha (Tabbi) Gray from Okeechobee, currently lives in Kolding, Denmark where she attends college. Thanks to votes from friends on Facebook and a live casting, she attended, she is on a reality show in Denmark. It takes place from Sept. 6 to Sept. 25, inside a mall, Kolding Storcenter. Ten people w ill be inside a house, built inside the mall. They can be watched in person or on Facebook. There will be several challenger and adventures and people will be voted off. The w inner takes home a brand new car, Opel A dam 2013. The event is called Fristelsernes Hus (The House Of Temptation). Her motto for the show is: "Take care of yourself because no one else will!" She is hoping her friends in Okeechobee will help her win. To vote for Tabbi, go to https:// www.facebook.com/koldingstorcenter/ app_212644455566782 and scroll down to the bottom of the page click on the green box with the word "STEM" under her photo. A link for the page can also be found on the Okeechobee News page on Facebook. The show can be streamed live at live. koldingstorcenter.dk. Former Okeechobee resident on reality show in Denmark Special to the Okeechobee NewsVote for Tabitha Gray! Humane Society needs volunteersThe Okeechobee Humane Society Pet/ Rescue needs volunteers to help with of ce work and to help as kennel supervisors. The organization is non-pro t, with no paid staff and depends on donations and community volunteers. For information, contact Belinda Forlifer at 863-3571104.

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Residential Commercial FREE EstimatesRoofing with the name you trust!Licensed and Insured St. Lic. CCC046939Dont make a Mistake! Call Big Lake 863-763-ROOF (7663) & REPAIRSROOFING Good news about your business? Your civic group? Your community?Tell your own story! 100 words and one photo for only $25!Publish Your News today!Just visit www.newszap.com, click on your community, and then on the link for Publish Your News. 3 Okeechobee News September 11, 2013 The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District, has awarded a contract to replace two water control structures in Herbert Hoover Dike as part of the ongoing rehabilitation project for the earthen structure surrounding Lake Okeechobee. The corps awarded the contract Aug. 30 for $31.8 million to Thalle Construction Company of Hillsborough, N.C. The contract calls for replacement of Culverts 5 (S-282) and 5A (S-281) north of Moore Haven in Glades County. The water control structures provide irrigation and drainage to landowners in the area. Work on this project is expected to be complete by the spring of 2017. “Replacing these water control structures is part of our system-wide approach on this project, where we work on those items that reduce risk of the entire dike as opposed to focusing on a speci c geographic area,” said Tim Willadsen, Herbert Hoover Dike Rehabilitation Project Manager. “The water control structures were identi ed as a potential source of failure due to loss of embankment material into and around them. Replacing these structures will reduce the risk.” In 2011, the corps began to replace or remove 32 federally-owned water control structures around the dike. With this contract, the corps has taken action to address 12 of the structures, with contracts expected to be awarded on another four structures by the end of September. Other risk-reduction measures include installation of a partially penetrating cutoff wall between Port Mayaca and Belle Glade, the lling of a quarry near Pahokee, and removal of vegetation on the dike. The total investment since 2007 is more than $400 million. Herbert Hoover Dike is a 143-mile, earthen levee that surrounds Lake Okeechobee, the second largest freshwater lake in the United States. Corps awards contract for dike improvements Advocacy group for the disabled to meet locallyThe Coalition of Independent Living Options is looking for people who are interested in being part of a Disability Advocacy Group in Okeechobee. If you are interested in being part of this group and would like to represent Okeechobee, this is the group for you. For more information, call Mary Thomas at 772-485-9225 or 863-467-1026. Special to the Okeechobee News Satisfy your sweet tooth and at the same time, help a good cause. Join the March of Dimes on Sunday, Sept. 22, for the debut of its March of Desserts. This unique and fun dessert social will feature desserts made by Okeechobee’s best chefs and bakers, in a tasting format. For only $15 in advance, or $20 after Sept. 15, you can enjoy treats such as Raspberry Tart Bars and Chocolate Oreo Cake Balls from Nutmeg’s Caf; Cowboy’s Famous Bread Pudding; Chocolate Avalanche Cake from Publix Supermarket; a “surprise” cake from Winn Dixie; Crumb Cake with Fresh Strawberries from Okeechobee Farm Bureau; Lemonade Cupcakes from Flower Petals; Carrot Cake and Pecan Pie from D & G Catering; Magi Cable’s Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars; Pink Lemonade Cake from Sharon Johnson; coffee from Serenity Coffee House, and much, much more! The event will be held at the Freshman Campus Auditorium at 610 S.W. Second Ave. from 2 to 4 p.m., with a special Live Dessert Auction at 3 p.m. All proceeds will bene t the March of Dimes and its mission to improve the health of babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth, and infant mortality. For more information, contact the March of Dimes at 772-562-0115 or email chernandez2@marchofdimes.com to purchase your tickets today! March of Desserts to bene t March of Dimes

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Guard dogs We have a dog from the prison program. They come already housebroken and obedience trained—really makes it easy on those adopting them. They give you an instruction sheet with all of the command w ords and signals. Of course this training makes it easier for the Humane Society to nd homes for the pooches—especially the b ig ones. And it is also good for the inmates in the Moore Haven Correctional Facility bec ause working with the dogs is a privilege. T hey have to earn it with good behavior. A nd successfully training a dog shows the inmates they can achieve goals.Lake level These people on TV and the protestors w ant to put the blame on Lake Okeechobee. I think they could close the gates at Port Mayaca and Moore Haven and you would still have algae blooms on the coast and high b acteria counts in the rivers. It is not coming from the lake. The problems are coming from the runoff that goes directly into the St. Lucie Canal and the Caloosahatchee River. A s long as they blame the lake, they aren’t dealing with the real problem. The lake releases do put too much freshwater in the estuaries. There is no way around that. But I don’t think the pollution problem is coming from the lake. The lake is just an easy s capegoat. T axes I wish we could give the sheriff all the money he asked for. I wish we could give all t he teachers more money. But where is the money going to come from? The only funding source they have is my tax bill. My family has already had to cut back on expenses due to the issues in the economy. My spouse is currently unemployed and I took a pay c ut. We are scraping by. We tried to sell our home but there are no buyers. We have to c ut other expenses to make the mortgage. I know people who have already lost their homes. How do these government employees think we can just keep paying higher t axes? At least the sheriff was able to help t hose he had to lay off nd other jobs.  The people who are not paying any ad valorem taxes should chip in and help the sheriff with the bills. Just donate the money if you aren’t paying property taxes or if you think you aren’t paying enough already. Due to the Homestead Exemption rules, the county can’t force these people to pay. But they could donate money if they want to. If you think your taxes aren’t high enough, write a check and make a donation.Whose (red) line is it anyway? Can anyone tell me why the USA should attack Syria? If we attack every country in the world, except France is telling us to not attack Syria because you can’t prove how it used chemical weapons. I think we need to listen to the world and stay home. Why is the President so wanting to attack this country. He wants to put the wrong group in charge like he did in Egypt. He has too many problems at home and he is trying to start a war so we will forget about the mess he created at home? We are not the world security force, that is the UN’s job—they should do their job not us.  It is the UN’s job, not ours. Obama’s egocentric actions will involve us in another endless con ict if he is allowed to prevail; all for his political gains. He asserts that the use of chemical weapons by Syria dictates our involvement, making no mention that chemical weapons have been used in the past by France, Germany, Italy, Great Britain, Russia, Japan, Iraq, Egypt, and yes, the United States. I am no anti-war activist I have served, and would again ... right after Barrack Obama enlists.  I don’t think we should attack unless there is some sort of proof it directly effects the USA. Also, on one of the news media shows someone stated that the rebels, we are supporting, are backed by Al-Qaeda.  I believe this should be handled by the United Nations and investigated as a war crime.  U.N. says no. Our elected of cials say no. Those people have been ghting since the beginning of time and will be ghting until the end of time. The USA is broke. The USA is not the peace keeper of the world.  I am also concerned that if we do bomb something, it will just make it worse for the civilians there. By now, they have probably moved the chemical weapons stockpile. Can we really be sure where it is? Can we really be sure that we won’t kill more innocent people? The world already thinks our president is a joke. No one respects him. If we go in there and bomb, it will only make things worse. Shine Club supports Shriners Hospitals for ChildrenWhat if you could change a child’s life? Shriners Hospitals for Children is changing lives every day through innovative pediatric specialty care, world-class research and outstanding medical education. By supporting the Okeechobee Shrine Club, you help provide advanced care for children with orthopedic conditions, burns, spinal cord injuries and more. Beginning Tuesday, Sept. 24, the doors of the Okeechobee Shrine Club will reopen to offer another season of “the best” Spaghetti Dinner in town. Our kitchen volunteers are waiting, with ladles in hand, to serve you a tasty dinner consisting of salad, spaghetti with homemade sauce, bread and beverage. Desserts are available on the side and our complete bar serves up everything you desire. Make it an enjoyable evening out with family and friends as you join us every Tuesday night. Dinner will be served 4–7 p.m. with music for dancing and your listening pleasure to be enjoyed 5–8 p.m. Giving every child a chance at childhood, the Shriners Hospitals for Children changes lives and changes the world. We invite you to unite with the Shriners of your communit y as we continue to be the best at transforming children’s lives by providing exceptional healthcare through innovative research in a patient and family centered environment. The Okeechobee community has continued over the years to support the efforts of our organization and for that we are trul y grateful. We would also like to offer our sincere appreciation to The Okeechobee News for publishing our community news which allows us to keep in touch with the community and keep you informed of our activities and events. For more information on the activities or services of the Okeechobee Shrine Club, contact Kip Gardner at 863-357-0427, Ma c Simpson at 863-484-0427 or the Shrine Club at 863-763-3378. Of cers of the Okeechobee Shrine Club September 11, 2013 4 Okeechobee News OPINION Public Forum/Speak Out Letter to the editor Speak Out has moved online, where i t is quicker and easier to share your i deas and converse with others. Go to w ww.newszap.com, click on the comm unity name and your local or state P ublic Forum. There, you can create n ew topics or comment on existing t opics. What follows is a sam pling of s ome of the discussions currently taki ng place. Thanks for participating! Special to the Okeechobee NewsEconomic Council of Okeechobee meetsThe Economic Council of Okeechobee met on Sept. 4 with representatives from Enterprise Florida, Inc., a public-private partnership between Florida’s business and government leaders and the principal economic development organization for the State of Florida. Manny Mencia, Senior Vice President of International Trade & Business Development noted that Florida companies exported over $66.4 billion worth of goods in 2012 making it the sixth largest exporting state in the nation, and over $36 billion worth of services sold to companies in over 200 countries around the world. Ivan Barrios, Vice President of Trade Development, recommended the Florida Export Directory, located online at www.FloridaExportDirectory.com, which is designed to bring buyers together with Florida suppliers of goods and services in a wide variety of industries. Pictured (left to right) are Joe Mullins, Manny Mencia, Jon Geitner and Ivan Barrios.

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build a levee to protect adjacent housing projects. Water managers also need some of the Mecca property for a water storage treatment area (STA). “The project is good for environmental concerns. It’s been a win-win-win for everybody,” said Mr. Cline, in a phone interview from his Tallahassee of ce. But, not everyone views the new range as a winning scenario. “The state is planning on buying property the private operation can’t buy, and are going to operate it at lower prices and at a loss,” said Jeff Wait, owner of Okeechobee Shooting Sports, located at 7055 N.E. 48th St., in Okeechobee. “It’s wrong in as many directions as you can turn.” Mr. Wait did not hesitate to point out that FWC’s new range will likely cut into his business by enticing Palm Beach County shooters to enjoy their hobby closer to home, rather than drive the 65 miles to Okeechobee. “Less than 3 percent of the shooters who come to our range are from Okeechobee,” said Mr. Wait, adding that the local ranges are built to handle shooters from the coast. Mr. Wait went on to say there are six shooting ranges in Okeechobee County, and that includes the Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Of ce range. The local private ranges provide jobs to about 50 people, he added. “They (FWC) are ignoring the facts and are just saying that people need a place to shoot,” said Mr. Wait. “But, it’s like giving y ou a death sentence then telling you ‘that’s OK, it will take 10 years for you to die.’” Although the FWC and NRA are trying to reach more people and promote hunter education, Mr. Wait said they’re actually working against the private ranges. While it’s true the NRA is helping the state, Mr. Cline said they only give the state approximately $25,000 for each range. The bulk of the money being used comes from a federal act known as the Pittman-Robertson Federal Aid in Wildlife Restoration Act. The act is funded through an excise tax on rearms and ammunition, as well as fees from the sales of hunting licenses from every state in the Union. That money is then apportioned back to each state and can be used for research, wildlife management, land acquisition or public gun ranges. Funds from the Pittman-Robertson Act can only be used for these purposes. Mr. Cline described the act as a “self-imposed tax on the sporting goods industry.” This act is similar to the Dingell-Johnson Act, in which shermen pay special taxes when they purchase shing equipment, as well as a fee when they buy a shing license. That money is then doled out to each state and can be used to put in boat ramps, for shery research or for shery habitat. Mr. Cline said in order to receive funds from the Pittman-Robertson Act the state must put up matching funds. For the new range, the 150 acres donated by Palm Beach County “... would be the state’s in-kind match.” Paperwork from the Palm Beach County Board of County Commissioners indicates that FWC has budgeted $1.4 million for the rst phase of the new range. These funds will come from the Pittman-Robertson Act. FWC has budgeted $1 million for each of the next three phases of the facility. Mr. Cline said employees working at the new range will be contract employees and will not be part of the Florida Retirement System. Although items such as ear plugs, safety glasses and ammunition will be sold at the state facility, Mr. Cline said they will not sell guns. “We don’t sell rearms. We don’t get into the gun-selling business,” he said, adding that the state doesn’t want to compete with local ranges in that regard. As for shooting costs, Mr. Cline said the state facility will be comparable to private facilities in the area. He also pointed out the state has no intention of putting in a facility in Okeechobee County. “There’s a couple really good places already there,” he said. “We take the number of population, the number of hunting licenses, the number of shooters in each county then take where there is an outdoor shooting range in that county and that’s how we rank each county and our interest in establishing a public shooting range.” Still, said Mr. Wait, he has little doubt that the new FWC range will lure customers from private ranges in Okeechobee and other ranges around the Palm Beach County area. “There’s possibly up to 30 ranges in the area where FWC plans to pull shooters from,” he said. “The government that regulates us is now going to compete against us.” 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Many newspaper aggressively push the opinions of their publishers or corporate owners. But we dont think its our place to tell people what to think, or to try to control public opinion. Our editors insist on purposeful neutrality. We try to report the news fairly and facilitate a fair but vigorous discussion of public issues. We are proud to be journalists, not power brokers. And were proud to understand the difference. Let us know by emailing feedback@newszap.com or calling your editor.Community Service Through Journalism W W e r e p o r t W e r e p o r t b u t Y O U b u t Y O U d e c i d e d e c i d e 5 Okeechobee News September 11, 2013 She was pronounced dead at the hospital. The child was staying at a home in northeast Okeechobee County, said Detective Howard Pickering, of the Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Of ce (OCSO). Detective Pickering said help was called and the child “... was found unconscious and unresponsive at the home.” The detective said his investigation into the child’s death is continuing and that more information could not be released at this time. DEATHContinued From Page 1 FWCContinued From Page 1 Exantus, who also indicated a local address of N.E. 13th Ave., was arrested for allegedly shooting Hill in the 1400 block of N.E. Seventh Street in the Douglas Park Subdivision around 9:42 p.m. on June 15. Hill w as left to die in the street, stated Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Of ce (OCSO) arrest reports. Hill had been shot multiple times, but the exact number has not been released by OCSO investigators. According to OCSO Detective Bryan Lowe’s arrest af davit some sort of argument between Exantus and Hill took place that evening. At some point Exantus “... pulled a handgun from his waist band and shot toward the direction of Antoine Hill,” stated the detective’s report. When OCSO deputies arrived on the scene they found Hill’s body lying in the street. Hill, 28, was pronounced dead at the scene. While OCSO crime scene technicians processed the crime scene they found a cell phone in Hill’s back pocket. It was later learned that Hill had—either intentionally or accidentally—“pocket dialed” another person’s phone. That person did not answer, indicated the detective’s report, but the conversation between the victim and Exantus went to voice mail and was recorded. The detective’s report went on to state that Hill could be heard “... exchanging words with other people ...” and one of the names spoked by the victim was “Mike.” Detective Lowe said witnesses apparently saw Hill and Exantus arguing. The murder weapon has not been found. On July 2, Detective Lowe arrested 48year-old Bruce Lamar Wright, N.W. 34th Street, in Okeechobee on a felony charge of tampering with evidence. The detective stated in his arrest report that Wright was arrested for removing something from Hill’s body prior to the arrival of deputies. Wright, who was not charged in connection with Hill’s death, was apparently identied by several bystanders. Exantus is being represented by defense attorney John Cook, from the Regional Conict Counsel of ce. MURDERContinued From Page 1 Michael Exantus The Okeechobee County Board of Commissioners will meet on Thursday, Sept. 12, at 9 a.m. for their regular meeting and at 5:30 p.m. for a public hearing on the budget. Items on the agenda for the regular meeting include:  Plans for the Legislative reception on Oct. 4, at 5 p.m. at the courthouse;  Update of the functional classi cations of the Okeechobee County Roadway Network;  Approving maintenance enhancements at the Lock 7 Trailhead;  Approval of a contract with Craig A. Smith & Associates for engineering services related to the Tropical Storm Isaac grant for N.E. 14th Street ditch enhancements; and,  Set the county commission meeting schedules for November and December. A public hearing on the county budget starts at 5:30 p.m. The nal county budget hearing will be Sept. 26 at 5:30 p.m. At that meeting, the board will adopt the nal millage rate and the nal budget. Commission meeting and budget hearing Thursday

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Eagles have meatloaf dinnerCypress Hut Eagles, 4509, will serve a meatloaf dinner on Wednesday, Sept. 11, by Carla and Debbie. On Thursday, Sept. 12, is a baked chicken dinner by Dennis. The public is invited both days. Dinner is served starting at 5 p.m. Proceeds from these events go to community and national charity funds. For more information, please call Cypress Hut Eagles at 863-467-1154.Hospice to host yard salesHospice of Okeechobee’s September yard sales will be Wednesday, Sept. 11 and Thursday, Sept. 12, from 8 a.m. until noon. The yard sale is located at the corner of Southeast Fourth Street and Southeast Third Ave. For information, call 863-467-2321 or see our web page www.hospiceofokeechobee.org and click on the Events tab.VFW hosts free luncheonBig Lake VFW Post, 10539, will host a free lunch of sandwiches and soft drinks on Wednesday, Sept. 11, for rst responders, members of law enforcement, re ghters and EMTs are welcome from noon until 3 p.m. at the pavilion. For more information, please call 863-763-2308.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 Wednesday of each month. For information, call 863-763-1700.Large animal 4-H Club meetsRaisin ‘em Right 4-H Club will hold their rst meeting of the year on Thursday, Sept. 12, at 7 p.m. at the extension of ce, 458 Hwy. 98 N. This is a large animal club, exhibiting beef and swine projects. They welcome any new members who would like to join and can’t wait to see returning members! For more information, contact club leaders Angela at 863-6340154 or Keith 863-634-9108.CSC sets budget hearingThe Children’s Services Council o f Okeechobee will have their rst public budget hearing of the year Wednesday, Sept. 11, at 5:01 p.m. in the Okeechobee Count y School Board of ce, 700 S.W. Second Ave., in room 303. Democrats meet at libraryThe Okeechobee Democratic Executive Committee will be meeting on Thursday, Sept. 12, beginning at 5:30 p.m. in the meeting room of the Okeechobee Public Library. All interested Democrats are invited.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 VF W on route 441 in Treasure Island. Our 26-wee k club event starts in September. Remember to purchase your tickets (all proceeds going to Elk building fund). Hope to see you all there.Friends of NRA banquet setThe Okeechobee Friends of NRA will host their 2013 banquet at the Okeechobee KO A 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.Family movie night plannedA family movie night will be held for a local team “Legs from the Lake,” as a fundraiser on Friday, Sept. 13, at 7:30 p.m., on the lawn of Cowboys Restaurant. Bring blankets or chairs. Showtime will be approximatel y 7:45 p.m. Entry fee $1 and refreshments will be available for $1. No coolers or food allowed. Proceeds will bene t the Susan G. Komen 3-Day Walk. For information, call Melisa Jahner 863-634-8844. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Charles Elliot Lowe, Sr., 67OKEECHOBEE — Charles Elliot Lowe, Sr. died Sept. 8, 2013, at the Hamrick Home. Being born in Basinger, Mr. Lowe has been a lifetime resident of Okeechobee and enjoyed everything that our area has to offer: shing, hunting hogs with his dogs, cooking BBQ, and storytelling. He was also a member of the VFW and the American Legion. Mr. Lowe is preceded in death by two daughters, LaGracia and Sherry; brother, Luther Lowe, J r.; and his sisters, Juanita Tillman and Laura A nn Clark. He is survived by his wife, Nancy Lowe; sons, Charles Lowe, Jr., Bryan O’Dell Lowe, Clint Courson; and daughters, Dora Seabolt (Terry), Kim Courson, and Donna Jean Lowe, all of Okeechobee. Charles is also survived by numerous grandchildren; brother, David Lowe of Okeechobee; sisters, Mamie Bass of Okeechobee, Linda Padgett of Okeechobee, and Barbara Lynn Galvin of Bushnell. There will be no visitation or services at this time. Friends may leave condolences at www.buxtonseawinds.com All arrangements are under the care of Matthew and Paul Buxton of Buxton-Seawinds Funeral Home and Crematory. 3833 SE 18th Terr., Okeechobee, Fla.Sumberlie Daylin Villars, 4OKEECHOBEE — Sumberlie Daylin Villars w as taken home to heaven on Sat., Sept. 7, 2013. She was a lifetime resident of Okeechobee. Sumberlie is survived by her mother, Leslie Bullock (Daniel Holley) of Indiantown; father, Gator Villars (Joni Lynn Davis); brothers, Austin V illars, Dustin Villars, James Bullock; sister, Emmalee Villars; grandparents, Marilyn Villars, W alter D. Saunders Jr. and Diane; aunt and uncle, Todd and Elizabeth Addington, all of Okeechobee; along with a host of other aunts, uncles and family members. Visitation will be held on Fri., Sept. 13, 2013, at the Fountain of Life Church from noon until serv ice time of 1 p.m. Burial will follow in Evergreen Cemetery. Friends may leave condolences at www.buxtonseawinds.com All arrangements are under the direction and care of Matthew and Paul Buxton of BuxtonSeawinds Funeral Home and Crematory. 3833 SE 18th Terr., Okeechobee, Fla.Thomas O. Yates, Jr., 61OKEECHOBEE — Thomas O. Yates, Jr. of Okeechobee passed away Sept. 9, 2013 at the Hamrick Home. He was born July 1, 1952 in Miami, Fla. to Thomas O. Sr. and Hazel V. Yates. He moved to Port Mayaca in 1986. He worked at Naples Botanical Gardens as an irrigation technician. He enjoyed shing, hunting and watching NASCAR and drag racing. Mr. Yates was preceded in death by his mother, Hazel Yates. He is survived by his daughter, Stephanie Yates; father, Thomas O. Yates, Sr.; two granddaughters, Jadyn Jeune and Jahlia Williams; brother, Vince Yates; nephew, Christopher Yates; and three nieces, Vanessa, Victoria and Jennifer Yates. A gathering for family and friends will be held 1 p.m. Sat., Sept. 14, 2013 at Buxton & Bass Okeechobee Funeral Home. Memorial services will follow at 2 p.m. 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. Willie Mae Shockley, 80OKEECHOBEE — Willie Mae Shockley died under the care of Hospice at Raulerson Hospital on Sun., Sept. 8, 2013. Born in Valdosta, Ga., she and her husband Walter G. Shockley followed the agricultural harvesting circuit and moved from Plant City, Fla., to Okeechobee 49 years ago. Being a part of a large family was treasured by Willie Mae and she enjoyed spending time together. Bingo was a favorite pasttime of hers. Willie Mae was preceded in death by her husband, Walter G. Shockley; and numerous brothers and sisters. She is survived by her daughters, Brenda (Dennis) Schoonmaker, Rita Thomas, Kay Morgan, and Regina (Timmy) Bast, all of Okeechobee; sons, Rodney Shockley of Lorida, Robbie (Polly) Shockley of Okeechobee, Roy A Thomas, Jr. of Jupiter; 18 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; and a sister, Mikie (Brad) Hart of Texas. Visitation will be held today, Wed., Sept. 11, 2013, at Buxton-Seawinds Funeral Home from 10 a.m. until service time of 11 a.m. In lieu of owers, the family suggests donations be made in Willie Mae’s memory to Hospice of Okeechobee, P.O. Box 1548, Okeechobee, FL 34973. Friends may leave condolences at www.buxtonseawinds.com All arrangements are under the direction and care of Matthew and Paul Buxton of BuxtonSeawinds Funeral Home and Crematory. 3833 SE 18th Terr., Okeechobee, Fla. florida.newszap.com Check out these new features: • Daily Local News Updates • New interactive and easy to navigate format • Plus much, much more!Come see for yourself! Obituaries 6 Okeechobee News September 11, 2013 Obituaries should be submitted to the Okeechobee News by emailing obits@newszap. com. View them online at orida.newszap.com Community Events Brought to you by:“Your Air Conditioning and Plumbing Specialist”863.763.6461Lic#CAC1817236

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The following individuals were arrested on felony or driving under the in uence (DUI) charges by the Okeechobee County Sheriff's Of ce (OCSO), the Okeechobee City Police Department (OCPD), the Florida Highw ay Patrol (FHP), the Florida Fish and W ildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) or the Department of Corrections (DOC).  Brandon Wayne Ellis, 29, S.E. 57th Drive, Okeechobee, was arrested Sept. 6 by Deputy Nathaniel Mitchell on DOC warrants charging him with the felonies of violation of probation grand theft auto, violation of probation burglary of a structure, violation of probation grand theft and violation of probation burglary of a conveyance. He is being held without bond.  Shannon Dakota Gerber, 22, S.W. Fifth A ve., Okeechobee, was arrested Sept. 6 by Of cer Belen Reyna on a DOC warrant charging her with the felony of violation of probation uttering a forged bill. She is being held without bond.  Justin Andrew Jenkins, 29, S.E. 36th Terrace, Okeechobee, was arrested Sept. 6 by Deputy Elbert Kline on DOC warrants charging him with the felonies of violation of probation possession of a controlled substance (cocaine) (two counts) and violation of probation possession of a controlled substance/other. He is being held without bond.  Bernice Lynn Gabor, 39, S.E. 59th Circle, Okeechobee, was arrested Sept. 7 by Deputy Leland Schoonmaker on felony charges of possession of a controlled substance (zolpidem tartrate), possession of a controlled substance (carisoprodol), possession of a controlled substance (lorazepam), possession of a controlled substance (cocaine) and a misdemeanor charge of possession of drug paraphernalia. Her bond was set at $4,500.  Justin Timothy Wood, 25, N.W. Fourth St., Okeechobee, was arrested Sept. 7 by Deputy Corporal Shane Snyder on a misdemeanor charge of driving under the in uence. His bond was set at $1,000.  Jose Rafael Rodriguez-Perez, 42, S.W. 13th Ave., Miami, was arrested Sept. 7 by Trooper A.S. Timmons on felony charges of grand theft, burglary of an occupied conveyance and possession of burglary tools. His bond was set at $15,000.  Angel Vazquez, 58, Tamiami Canal Road, Miami, was arrested Sept. 7 by Trooper A.S. Timmons on felony charges of grand theft, burglary of an occupied conveyance and possession of burglary tools. His bond was set at $15,000.  Austin Shane King, 17, N.E. Sixth St., Okeechobee, was arrested Sept. 8 by Deputy Leland Schoonmaker on juvenile take and hold warrants charging him with the felonies of failure to appear burglary of a dwelling, failure to appear burglary of a conveyance, failure to appear grand theft-motor vehicle, burglary of an occupied conveyance (two counts) and grand theft-motor vehicle. He was booked into the Okeechobee County Jail then taken to the St. Lucie Regional Detention Center in Fort Pierce.  Jeffrey Thomas Howze, 48, S.E. Sixth Ave., Okeechobee, was arrested Sept. 8 by Deputy Timothy Porter on an Okeechobee County warrant charging him with the felony of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon on a law enforcement of cer. His bond was set at $50,000.  Larry Marvin Reiss, 65, S.E. 21st Court, Okeechobee, was arrested Sept. 8 by Deputy Matthew Crawford on a misdemeanor charge of driving under the in uence. His bond was set at $500.  John William Mendell, 30, N. Seacrest Blvd., Boynton Beach, was arrested Sept. 8 by Deputy Cpl. Shane Snyder on a misdemeanor charge of driving under the in uence. His bond was set at $1,500.  Robert Jeff Adams, 64, S.E. Eighth St., Fort Pierce, was arrested Sept. 9 by Deputy Yero Todman on an Okeechobee County warrant charging him with violation of probation driving under the in uence. His bond was set at $2,500.  Ethan Lane King, 18, N.E. Sixth St., Okeechobee, was arrested Sept. 9 by Deputy Yero Todman on an Okeechobee County warrant charging him with the felony of rstdegree arson. His bond was set at $100,000.  Jerry Hines, 20, S.E. 30th St., Okeechobee, was arrested Sept. 10 by Deputy Yero Todman on a felony charge of aggravated battery. His bond was set at $2,500.  Terry Lee Parow Jr., 41, N.W. Seventh St., Okeechobee, was arrested Sept. 10 b y Deputy Matthew Crawford on a misdemeanor charge of driving under the in uence. He was released on his own recognizance. 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 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 REHAB THERAPY/ NURSING HOME We Love to We Love to Care! Care! 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Cecilia Leeann Silva, S.W. 10th Ave., w as arrested Saturday, Sept. 7, on a felony charge of child abuse without great bodily harm. She was booked into the Okeechobee County Jail under a bond of $2,500. Jail records indicate she has been released on bond. An arrest report by Deputy Megan Holroyd, of the Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Of ce (OCSO), stated that Silva took her baby to the residence of her former boyfriend. They apparently began to argue about who was going to take care of the baby. At some point Silva got into her car and drove down N.W. Second Street to a stop sign, then backed up her vehicle. Witnesses reportedly told the deputy she then got out of her car and put the baby and the car seat on the road. She then left at a high rate of speed with sparks ying from the rim of the driver’s side rear tire that was at, stated the deputy. According to the deputy’s report the baby was on the road next to the at tire when Silva sped away. A witness ran to the street and picked up the child. The deputy went on to state that when she arrived at the scene the baby was still strapped into his car seat and that “... there were skid marks on the ground where Cecilia left the child and drove off ... .” Deputy Holroyd went on to state that the baby was not harmed. The deputy’s report does not indicate the age of the baby. Deputy: Mom left baby in street and sped away Cecilia Silva

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Special to the Okeechobee News The Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Of ce has installed a permanent pharmaceutical drop box to give citizens the opportunity to turn in controlled substances and unused or expired prescription medications yearround. The drop box is located in the lobby of the Okeechobee County Jail, 504 N.W. Fourth Street, Okeechobee, which is open 24-hours a day. The National Association of Drug Diversion Investigators (NADDI) has launched a program designed to signi cantly reduce the prescription drugs in homes that are either no longer needed or outdated. These same drugs unfortunately have become the target of theft and misuse, oftentimes by people who have access to the residence. America’s 12-17 year olds have made prescription drugs the number one substance of abuse for their age group, and much of that supply is unwittingly coming from the medicine cabinets of their parents, grandparents and friends. More and more adults recognize the need to remove these substances from the home and legally and safely turn them over to law enforcement for proper chain of custody and court ordered destruction. Law enforcement is the only entity legally able to accept these medications and process them properly so that they do not fall into the wrong hands. Law enforcement takes control of and destroys drugs on a regular basis as part of their regular operations. Medication turn-in is always anonymous. Prescription and over-the-counter solid dosage medications such as tablets and capsules are accepted. Intravenous solutions, injectable medication, needles and drug paraphernalia are some of the items that are not allowed. Sheriff May said of the RX Drug Box, “In the past, along with the Okeechobee City Police Department, we have tried to do the prescription medicine drop off on a quarterly basis. This drop box will allow our citizens to turn medications in, 365 days a year, 24 hours a day, the location of the drop box never closes. Always remember if you have no use for this unused medication there are plenty of people out there that do. There is no telling what we can prevent by our citizens turning this unused medication in.” The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has warned against ushing prescription drugs down the toilet or pouring them down the sink because of concerns these medications may get into the ground water supply. According to the EPA, in homes that use septic tanks, prescription and over the counter drugs ushed down the toilet can leach into the ground and seep into ground water. In cities and towns where residences are connected to wastewater treatment plants, prescription and over-the-counter drugs poured down the sink or ushed down the toilet can pass through the treatment system and enter rivers and lakes. They may o w downstream to serve as sources for community drinking water supplies. Water treatment plants are generally not equipped to routinely remove medicines. RX drop box installed for disposal of outdated or unneeded drugs 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 CFA022585 CAC1817236 Echols Now Offers A/C & Refrigeration $80.00A/C Service Call Free Estimates Service price match guarantee We will match every competitor’s price SINCE 1975 9 Okeechobee News September 11, 2013 Special to the Okeechobee NewsMaj. Noel Stephen (left) and Sheriff Paul May (right) show off the drop box in the lobby of the Okeechobee County Jail, 504 N.W. Fourth St. Okeechobee School Board honors outstanding students Okeechobee News/ Charles Murphy(Right to left) Austin Wright, Gavin Cashwell and Jake Bessey, South Elementary Students, were honored for perfect scores on writing, reading and math FCAT exams in 2013. Close to 100 parents and school staff were on hand to congratulate them. Okeechobee News/ Charles MurphyJosef Steiert was among 20 students honored for perfect scores on portions of the FCAT exam in 2013. He is congratulated by School Board chairman David Williams at the Sept. 5 meeting. Okeechobee News/ Charles MurphyRyan Tedders (left), a junior at OHS, was congratulated by Okeechobee Superintendent Schools Ken Kenworthy (right) for competing in an International Essay Contest.

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By Charles M. MurphyOkeechobee News  The Lady Brahman volleyball team w on the consolation championship at the East Coast Challenge Tournament held last w eek on the Treasure Coast. Okeechobee defeated John Carroll 25-18 and 25-19 and W est Broward High 20-25, 25-21 and 15-12. They lost to eventual champion Wellington 25-11 and 25-11. Moore Haven rebounded from a blowout lost to Westminster Academy with an impressive 19-0 victory over Lake Placid on Friday in Glades County to even their season record at, 1-1.  Lonnie Pryor said he is treating his status on the Jacksonville Jaguars practice squad as a redshirt year. Pryor had a w hirlwind couple of days before the season started. He rst appeared to have made the active 53-man roster on cut down day. However, the team went out and signed seven free agents the next day and cut Pryor. Two days later he was reassigned to the practice squad. “It was kind of crazy as I found out I had made the team and called everyone and then the next day they called me in and told me I was cut. I feel everything happens for a reason and I look at it as a new opportunity,” he stated. Pryor said the coaching staff held a spot on the practice squad open for him so that shows they do have interest in him and feel he can one day be an NFL player. He said he w ill dedicate himself to improvement and practice each day with the team. He also gets to travel with the team and do all team activities. None of the seven players the Jaguars signed was a running back so Pryor gures he is the next man in if there is an injury. He also praised the starter at full back, Will Ta’ufo’ou, for his assistance during training camp. Pryor said the starter spent four years on the practice squads of several NFL teams before he was able to make an active roster. He said Ta’ufo’ou has told him to keep working and get better and has been a big assistance to him. “I feel like I did everything I could in training camp to make the team. The coaches said they would have loved to keep me on the roster, but that two fullbacks would have been a luxury they couldn’t afford,” he explained. Pryor said coaches continue to reassure him and work with him to improve. He said they told him there wasn’t anyone better that they could sign from the outside and that is why they placed him on the practice squad. “I feel I’m ready to step in if there is an injury—I’m ready to go. I know the game plans and play with the scout team, so the coaches get to see my improvement,” he added. Pryor said he has really enjoyed the training camp and preseason and enjoyed playing against his childhood hero Michael Vick during the game in Philadelphia. He said he always has dreamt about playing in the NFL and the dream is still alive. Jacksonville rushed for a putrid 71 yards in the rst game Sunday against Kansas City as they fell to the Chiefs 28-2.  The Brahman cross country team opened the season Friday at Martin County under the Lights Invitational at Halpatiokee Park in Stuart. The Lady Brahmans nished in 11th place and the Brahman boys nished in fth place. Sixteen teams competed in the varsity girls race and 17 teams competed in the boys race. Top performers for the Lady Brahmans included Tabatha Henry who nished fourth overall with a time of 20:27. Vernice Leon nished 56th, Alexis Muller 66th, Rose Borja 83rd, and Crystal Castenada 88th. Hernan Baltazar nished in 11th place to lead the boys with a time of 17:04. Emmanuel Gaona nished 31st, Lucas Penido 44th, Daniel Shelly 47th and Dylan Ferneau 63rd.  The junior varsity Brahmans nished in sixth place. Victor Nunez nished 21st, Abraham Baltazar 36th and Chris Lutjen nished 41st. The JV girls were led by Diana Ordonez who nished ninth, Jennifer Rosas 38th and Marissa Hernandez 40th.  The Chobee Outlawz travel baseball team swept a double header over West Boynton Beach Sunday 9-1 and 11-3. In the rst game Landon Craig and Xavier Hernandez combined on a no-hitter with six strikeouts. Jacob Hardy had two hits and two runs batted in which included a two-run double during a four-run fth inning rally. Hernandez picked up the win with three solid innings of relief. Tucker Hargraves had an RBI single and Charlie Collier had a two-run double. In the nightcap the Outlawz scored nine runs in the rst three innings and cruised to victory. Collier had an RBI double and Hardy and Emery Coleman added RBI singles in the second inning. Collier had three RBIs in the contest. Hardy and Collier threw well on the mound for Okeechobee. Hardy thre w two scoreless innings with four strikeouts. Collier got the win with two strong innings of relief.  The Okeechobee girls swim team nished in second place and the boys team nished in fourth place at the season opener Aug. 29 in Sebring. The girls team earned more points than Hardee and Avon Park and trailed Sebring in the invitational. The teams were at a bit of a disadvantage because the y have no dive teams and could not earn an y points in those events. Highlights for the team included rstplace nishes in the boys 200 free by Nathanael Bean, a second-place nish in the 200free relay for William Castillo, Bean, Tre y Howard and Brandon Ball, and a secondplace nish in the 400-free relay for Bean, Lucas Penido, Trey Howard and Ball. For the girls Aubrie Reister won the 50 free, Christina Orender won the 100 y, Billie Leavitt won the 500 free, and Reister won the 100 back stroke. 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Employment Full Time Employment Full Time INTERVIEWING IMMEDIATELY!Okeechobee Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram is looking to increase its necessary for us to add an additional four more people to handle the Okeechobee Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram is a family oriented business. Experience is not necessary but is preferred. We offer training for those 4224 Hwy 441 S. • Okeechobee, FL • 863.357.0500 • EOE/DFWP Important Information: Please read your ad carefully the first day it appears. In case of an inadvertent error, please notify us prior to the deadline listed. We will not be responsible for more than 1 incorrect insertion, or for more than the extent of the ad rendered valueless by such errors. Advertiser assumes responsibility for all statements, names and content of an ad, and assumes responsibility for any claims against the INI USA. All advertising is subject to publisher’s approval. The publisher reserves the right to accept or reject any or all copy, and to insert above the copy the word “advertisement”. All ads accepted are subject to credit approval. All ads must conform to INI USA style and are restricted to their proper classifications. Some classified categories require advance payment. These classifications are denoted with an asterisk *. Garage/ Yard SalesWe Buy Estates Antiques, Collectibles, Household, Tools, Jewelry and etc. Call 863-697-8906 Employment Full Time Experienced Only Pipe Layers Please fax resume to 863-763-6337 or apply in person @ Close Construction, 301 NW 4th Ave, Okeechobee, FL 34972. One mans trash is another mans treasure. Turn your trash to treasure with an ad 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/DFWPCLASS 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. Drivers: $5,000 Sign-On Bonus! Great Pay! Consistent Freight, Great Miles on this Regional Account. Werner Enterprises: 1-888-567-4854 Employment Part Time Grand Oaks Assisted Living Community *Part Time Maintenance Person *Part Time Cook Level II Background check required. Apply in Person M-F 203 SE 2nd Street Need a few more bucks to purchase something deer? Pick up some extra bucks when you sell your used items in the classifeids. Employment Full Time Employment Part Time Equipment Operator (Part-time) Responsible for the daily equipment operations at our compost facility in Okeechobee. Operate front end wheel loader, mixing of compost or wood chips, process and load products onto customer vehicles using front end loader or Skid Steer. Maintenance of machinery. 3 years related experience preferred. Must be able to lift 50lbs, work in extreme weather conditions and operate heavy equipment. Candidates can apply on line at careers@garick.com Time to clean out the attic, basement and/or garage? Advertise your yard sale in the classifieds and make your clean up a breeze! When doing those chores is doing you in, its time to look for a helper in the classifieds. Reading a newspaper helps you understand the world around you. No wonder newspaper readers are more successful people! Employment Full Time Employment Full Time Business Opportunities NOTICEIndependent Newspapers will never accept any advertisement that is illegal or considered fraudulent. In all cases of questionable value, such as promises of guaranteed income from work-athome programs if it sounds too good to be true, chances are that it is. If you have questions or doubts about any ad on these pages, we advise that before responding or sending money ahead of time, you chec k with the Better Business Bureau at 772-878-2010 for previous complaints. Some 800 and 900 telephone numbers may require an extra charge, as well as long distance toll costs. We will do our best to alert our reader o f these charges in the ads, but occasionally we may not be aware of the charges. Therefore, i f you call a number out o f your area, use caution. ExcavationLESLIE SUMMERFORD EXCAVATING LLC. Call us for your excavation needs; land clearing ponds, hauling of ll dirt, shell, millings (when available) transportation of heavy equipment. Call Leslie for excavation needs. (863)763-9330 or (863)634-7659. 11 Okeechobee News September 11, 2013 OtbiBtCAMthThfttiill October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and this feature section includes valuable information about breast cancer prevention. Join us in raising awareness for this great cause. Call a sales representative today to place your ad. 863.763.3134

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NOW HIRING in OKEECHOBEE, FL! Remember why you chose healthcare? For the chance to help, to comfort and to heal. That’s exactly what Wexford Health offers. We’re a leading medical provider for correctional facilities, and we can help you make a difference every day. After all, that’s why you do what you do. And that’s why you should choose Wexford Health. Wexford Health has exceptional full time opportunities to join our team of healthcare professionals at OKEECHOBEE CORRECTIONAL INSTITUTION in OKEECHOBEE, FL.• Health Services Administrator• RNs• LPNs To learn more and apply, please contact Kim Keenan at 1-800-903-3616 ext. 219 or email: kkeenan@wexfordhealth.com OR visit us online at: jobs.wexfordhealth. com/search/okeechobeeEOE Employment Full Time Air ConditionersUSED A/C UNITS FOR SALE Good condition, many sizes and types available. 467-1545 Quality A/C & Heating FurnitureOAK TABLE 4 CHAIRS, LIGHT FIXTURE $350 CALL 863-634-3169 Apartments2bdrm/1bath Duplex in town. Walking distance to stores, NO PETS, First, Last & Security $550.00 a month 863-634-2820 When doing those chores is doing you in, its time to look for a helper in the classifieds. Employment Full Time ApartmentsOKEE2/1 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 RentAFFORDABLE new house 3BR, 2BA, full size 2 car gar. 2200 sq. ft., full appliances w/dishwasher, lg. M/BR with walk-in closet, 4 person Jacuzzi tub, 300 sq. ft. Italian tile walkin shower, lg. kit. w/cent. island bar, $1395/mo. 1st, last & sec. Call (561)723-2226 Beautiful, Clean 3bd/2.5ba In the Oaks. Near Blue Heron Golf Course,Double car garage,screened patio, 2,500 sq. ft. under roof, a/c,sprinkler system, appliances,large yard, Oak and Palm trees, Quiet Street,$1,260.00 mo. plus security. Call 863-467-9250/ 519-746-4844 or e-mail d.mcara@hotmail.com Shop here first! The classified ads Houses RentOKEE 3/2 House with fenced in back yard. Immaculate Condition. 211 SE 5th Ave. $1300/month 1st, last $1300 Security. Pets allowed upon approval. Call 863-634-3312. OKEECHOBEE CITY 3BD/2BA CLOSE TO EVERYTHING, 905 SW 2ND AVE. BACK SCREENED PORCH, TILE FLOORS. $850 A MONTH $2,000 TO MOVE IN,REFERENCES REQ. 863-634-0512 ON RIM CANAL Modern brick w/tile, 3BR, 2.5 BA, use of boat dock. $750/mo. Call 772-359-1640. Office Space RentOFFICE SUITES AVAILABLE 500 SQ. FT. Move-in Incentive, Rent Negotiable. (863)467-0651 Houses Sale2BD/2BA BLOCK HOME BUILT 2002, 1,472 SQ FT, SW SECTION OF TOWN,FENCED YARD, LARGE SHED, CLOSE TO SCHOOLS, QUIET NEIGHBORHOOD. $127,000.00 CALL FOR DETAILS 863-634-1833 Owner Financing3 bdrm 2 bath 8 year old house on 1 acre $3,500.00 down $931.42 a month. Call Beverley 863-634-2820 Lots SaleJust Reduced large fenced lot in Treasure Island with beautiful oak trees. Put a mobile home on lot or build your home $14,500.00 Call 863-634-2820 Priced to sell Residential Building lot, adjoining the golf course at the Beautiful Oaks of Blue Heron. $22,500.00 Call 863-634-2820 Mobile Home RentBUCKHEAD RIDGE 2bd/2ba Dble Wide, central air, yearly lease. $500 mo. plus sec. 3bd./2ba Dble Wide. $600 mo. plus sec. No pets. Call 863-763-4031 Mobile Home RentFORT DRUM 5 acres, small pond/creek, 3BR, 2BA Trailer, Deposit required Rent $850/mo. (772) 464-9226 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 HomeSalePalm Harbor Homes 4/2 Stock Sequoia 2,200 sq ft $12K off! FOR FREE PHOTOS... John Lyons 800-622-2832 ext 210 RV with Large Florida room, new A/C unit, Free Wi-Fi. $2,500 Call 863-532-9105 Low Lot Rent. Campers/RVsWanted all Travel Trailers, Motor Homes and Fifth Wheels. Any Condition, Cash paid on the spot Call 941-347-7171 Jet Skis2 MATCHING WAVE RUNNERS, YAMAHA’S 650 C.C. WITH DOUBLE TRAILER, NEW BATTERIES AND 2 GALLONS 2 CYCLE OIL. CALL GARY 863-801-4963 2656 NW 5TH ST. Motorcycles2009 Harley Davidson DYNALOWRIDER black $8,000.00/ rm (863)467-2562 or (863)623-6416 Autos WantedCASH FOR CARS No Title Needed, Any Condition. 268junk.com Located in Okeechobee Call (863)268-5865 Love the earth Recycle your used items by selling them in the classifieds. Grab a bargain from your neighbors garage, attic, basement or closet in todays classifieds. Public NoticeNOTICE OF INTENT TO CONSIDER THE ADOPTION OF A COUNTY ORDINANCE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Board of County Commissioners of Okeechobee County, Florida, will hold a public hearing on September 26, 2013 at 9:00 A.M., in the Board of County Commissioners Meeting Room (the Judge William L. Hendry Courtroom) at the Okeechobee County Courthouse, 304 N.W. 2nd Street, Okeechobee, Florida, for the purpose of receiving comments and suggestions in consideration of the adoption of a proposed Ordinance. The title of said proposed Ordinance is: AN ORDINANCE OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA, DESIGNATING THE OKEECHOBEE COUNTY SHERIFF AS THE CHIEF CORRECTIONAL OFFICER OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY; PROVIDING FOR CODIFICATION; PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. A copy of this Notice of Intent will be available for public inspection at the County Administration of ce, 304 N.W. 2nd Street, Okeechobee, Florida each week day, Monday through Friday, except holidays between the hours of 8:30 A.M. and 5:00 P.M., beginning on September 11, 2013. If any person decides to appeal any decision made by the Board of County Commissioners with respect to any matter considered at such hearing, that person will need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is based. Frank Irby, Chairman BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA Sharon Robertson, Clerk BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA 452350 ON 9/11/2013 PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE COMPREHENSIVE PLAN TEXT AMENDMENTS A PUBLIC HEARING will be held before the City of Okeechobee Planning Board, meeting as the Local Planning Agency on Thursday, September 19, 2013 at 6 PM or as soon thereafter as possible, at City Hall, 55 SE 3rd Ave, Rm 200, Okeechobee, FL., to conduct a Public Hearing to consider and receive input on Text Amendments to the Comprehensive Plan Future Land Use Element. The text amendment to the Future Land Use Element involves de ning and allowing limited agriculture within certain future land use categories where agricultural activities have been and continue to be active; and, to more clearly identify uses that are allowed in, and zoning districts that are appropriate to, each future land use category. This amendment will be forwarded with a recommendation to the City Council for consideration and transmittal to the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity. All interested parties are encouraged to attend. Please contact General Services at 863-763-3372, or website, cityofokeechobee.com, to obtain a copy of the agenda. The proposed amendments may be reviewed on the City website or at the Of ce of the City Clerk, during normal business hours, at the address above. ANY PERSON DECIDING TO APPEAL any decision made by the Planning Board with respect to any matter considered at this meeting will need to ensure a verbatim record of the proceeding is made and the record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal will be based. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), any person with a disability as de ned by the ADA, that needs special accommodation to participate in this proceeding, contact the General Services Of ce no later than two business days prior to proceeding, 863-763-3372. BE ADVISED that should you intend to show any document, picture, video or items to the Planning Board in support or opposition to any item on the agenda; a copy of the document, picture, video, or item must be provided to the Board Secretary for the City’s records. BY: Brian Whitehall, Zoning Administrator 451646 ON 9/1,11/2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION Case #: 47-2011-CA-000324 BANK OF AMERICA, N.A. SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING LP Plaintiff, -VS.BRENT D. MAGEE A/K/A BRENT DOUGLAS MAGEE, JACKLIN LANGAMYAN BESINA, AND UNKNOWN TENANTS/OWNERS Defendant(s). NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given, pursuant to Final Judgment of Foreclosure for Plaintiff entered in the cause on July 26, 2013, in the Circuit Court of Okeechobee County, Florida, I will sell the property situated in Okeechobee County, Florida described as: THE SOUTH 1/2 OF LOTS 1,2, & 3, BLOCK 7, SOUTHWEST ADDITION OF OKEECHOBEE, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 2, PAGE 7, PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. and commonly known as : 306 SW 11TH AVE., OKEECHOBEE, FL 34974; including the building, appurtenances, and xtures located therein, at public sale, 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, on October 9, 2013 at 11am. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must le a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated this 2nd day of August, 2013 Clerk of the Circuit Court Sharon Robertson By: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk Christopher C. Lindhardt (813)229-0900 X1533 Kass Shuler, P.A. P.O. Box 800 Tampa, FL 33601-0800 450194 ON 9/11,18/2013 Your new home could be in todays paper. Have you looked for it? Your new car could be in todays paper. Have you looked for it? Time to clean out the attic, basement and/or garage? Advertise your yard sale in the classifieds and make your clean up a breeze! Public Notice Your next job could be in todays classifieds. Did you look for it? When you want something sold, advertise in the classifieds. When doing those chores is doing you in, its time to look for a helper in the classifieds. Find it faster. Sell it sooner in the classifieds 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 IN 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-CA-000080CAAXMX, 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 Join all the people who say, I sold it in the classifieds.Ž Public Notice Earn some extra cash. Sell your used items in the classifieds 12 Okeechobee News September 11, 2013

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Public Notice 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 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 19th JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE No. 47-2011-CA-000394 BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP FKA COUNT RYWIDE HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP, Plaintiff, vs. MCCAIN, DAVID P., et. al., Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order or Final Judgment entered in Case No. 47-2011CA000394 of the Circuit Court of the 19th Judicial Circuit in and for OKEECHOBEE County, Florida, wherein, BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP FKA COUNT RYWIDE HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP, Plaintiff, and, MCCAIN, DAVID P., et. al., are Defendants, the Clerk of the Court will sell to the highest bidder for cash at, THE OKEECHOBEE COUNTY JUDICIAL CENTER, 312 NW 3RD STREET, 2ND FLOOR, JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM, OKEECHOBEE, FLORIDA, at the hour of 11:00am, on the 2nd day of October, 2013, the following described property LOT 3, BLOCK 1, OKEECHOBEE HAMMOCK, SECTION 4, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 4, PAGES 95 AND 96 PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. A ny person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must le a claim within 60 days after the sale. DATED this 28th day of August, 2013. SHARON ROBERTSON Clerk Circuit Court BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk 451650 ON 9/11,18/2013 The classifieds are the most successful salesperson in town. Public Notice Get a quick response to any item you may be selling with a classified ad. Grab a bargain from your neighbors garage, attic, basement or closet in todays classifieds. Need a few more bucks to purchase something deer? Pick up some extra bucks when you sell your used items in the classifeids. Find it faster. Sell it sooner in the classifieds Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION Case No.: 47-2012-CA-000400 THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON, F/K/A THE BANK OF NEW YORK, AS TRUSTEE FOR THE HOLDERS OF THE EQCC ASSET BACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2001-1F Plaintiff, v. MICHAEL E. PRESTON; et. al., Defendants, NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment dated August 27, 2013, entered in Civil Case No.: 47-2012-CA-000400, of the Circuit Court of the Nineteenth Judicial Circuit in and for Okeechobee County, Florida, wherein THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON, F/K/A THE BANK OF NEW YORK, AS TRUSTEE FOR THE HOLDERS OF THE EQCC ASSET BACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2001-1F is Plaintiff, and MICHAEL E. PRESTON; MICHELLE L. PRESTON; 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 are Defendants. SHARON ROBERTSON, the clerk of Court shall sell to the highest bidder for cash at 11:00 a.m., in the Jury Assembly Room, 2nd Floor, at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 312 North West 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida, 34972 on the 2nd day of October, 2013 the following described real property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: A PORTION OF THE EAST ONE-HALF (E 1/2) OF LOT 106, EDWARDS SUBDIVISION, AN UNRECORDED SUBDIVISION LYING WITHIN SECTIONS 19, 20, 29 AND 30, TOWNSHIP 35 SOUTH, RANGE 35 EAST; OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCE AT THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF SAID SECTION 30, BEAR EAST A DISTANCE OF 1.0 FEET TO THE WEST RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE OF RUCKS ROAD; THENCE BEAR SOUTH 00 DEGREES 50 MINUTES 49 SECONDS WEST, A DISTANCE OF 330.00 FEET TO THE POINT OF SAID BEGINNING; THENCE CONTINUE SOUTH 00 DEGREES 50 MINUTES 49 SECONDS WEST, ALONG SAID ROAD RIGHT-OFWAY LINE A DISTANCE OF 350.00 FEET; THENCE BEAR NORTH 89 DEGREES 09 MINUTES 11 SECONDS WEST, A DISTANCE OF 165.00 FEET; THENCE BEAR NORTH 00 DEGREES 50 MINUTES 49 SECONDS EAST, TO THE SOUTH RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE OF A COUNTY ROAD, A DISTANCE OF 350.00 FEET; THENCE BEAR SOUTH 89 DEGREES 09 MINUTES 11 SECONDS EAST ALONG SAID ROAD RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE, A DISTANCE OF 165.00 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. This property is located at the Street address of: 3250 NW 175TH CT, OKEECHOBEE, FL 34972. If you are a person claiming a right to funds remaining after the sale, you must le a claim with the clerk no later than 60 days after the sale. If you fail to le 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. WITNESS my hand and the seal of the court on August 28, 2013. SHARON ROBERTSON CLERK OF THE COURT BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk Attorney for Plaintiff: Elizabeth R. Wellborn, P.A. 350 Jim Moran Blvd, Suite 100 Deer eld Beach, FL 33442 Telephone: (954) 354-3544 Facsimile: (954) 354-3545 Email: doeservice@erwlaw.comIN 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. 451649 ON 9/11,18/2013 Public Notice Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 19TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 2010CA425 PNC BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION as successor by merger to NATIONAL CITY BANK, Plaintiff v. THE TREE CONNECTION OF OKEECHOBEE, INC., a Florida corporation, REBECCA J. BOWERS and DARRELL W. BOWERS, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to the Agreed Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated July 22, 2013, entered in Case No. 2010CA425 in the Circuit Court of the 19th Judicial Circuit in and for Okeechobee County, Florida, wherein PNC BANK, National Association, as successor by merger to National City Bank, is the plaintiff, and THE TREE CONNECTION OF OKEECHOBEE, INC., et al. are the defendants, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 2nd Floor, 312 Northwest 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 34972 at 11:00 a.m. on October 9, 2013, the following described property situated in Okeechobee County, as set forth in said Agreed Final Judgment of Foreclosure, to wit:EXHIBIT “I” DESCRIPTION: A PARCEL OF LAND LYING IN A PORTION OF SECTION 29, TOWNSHIP 37 SOUTH, RANGE 36 EAST, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA, SAID PARCEL BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCE AT THE SOUTHEAST CORNER OF SAID SECTION 29, THENCE NORTH 8853’47” WEST ALONG THE SOUTH BOUNDARY LINE OF SAID SECTION 29, A DISTANCE OF 65.26 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE CONTINUE NORTH 8853’47’ WEST ALONG THE SOUTH BOUNDARY LINE OF SAID SECTION 29, A DISTANCE OF 982.25 FEET; THENCE NORTH 5307’23’ WEST, PARALLEL WITH THE NORTHERLY LINE OF THE S.R. #710 RIGHT-OF-WAY (100 FEET WIDE), A DISTANCE OF 1168.22 FEET TO THE INTERSECTION WITH THE WESTERLY BOUNDARY LINE OF THAT PARCEL OF LAND DESCRIBED IN O.R. BOOK 143, PAGE 591 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA; THENCE NORTH 3011’16” EAST ALONG SAID WESTERLY BOUNDARY LINE, A DISTANCE OF 1548.22 FEET TO AN ANGLE POINT IN SAID WESTERLY BOUNDARYLINE; THENCE NORTH 8957”56” EAST, A DISTANCE OF 1202.07 FEET TO THE INTERSECTION WITH THE EAST BOUNDARY LINE OF AFORESAID SECTION 29; THENCE SOUTH 0002’04” EAST ALONG SAID EAST BOUNDARY LINE, A DISTANCE OF 1703.61 FEET TO THE BEGINNING OF A CURVE TO THE RIGHT, SAID CURVE BEING CONCAVE TO THE NORTHWEST, HAVING A RADIUS OF 1000.00 FEET AND A CENTRAL ANGLE OF 2048’41’; THENCE SOUTHWESTERLY ALONG THE ARC OF SAID CURVE, A DISTANCE OF 363.23 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. TOGETHER WITH AN EASEMENT, 100 FEET IN WIDTH, FOR INGRESS AND EGRESS PURPOSES, LYING IN SECTIONS 28, 29 AND 32, TOWNSHIP 37 SOUTH, RANGE 36 EAST, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA, SAID EASEMENT LIES 50.00 FEET ON EACH SIDE OF THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED CENTERLINE WITH THE SIDELINES EXTENDING OR CONTRACTING AS NECESSARY TO INTERSECT THE NORTH BOUNDARY LINES OF SAID SECTIONS 28 AND 29 AND THE NORTHERLY LINES OF THE S.R. #710 RIGHTOF-WAY (100 FEET WIDE); BEGINNING AT THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF SAID SECTION 29; THENCE S 0002’04” E ALONG THE EAST BOUNDARY LINE OF SECTION 29, A DISTANCE OF 4924.89 FEET TO THE BEGINNING OF A CURVE TO THE RIGHT, SAID CURVE BEING CONCAVE TO THE NORTHWEST, HAVING A RADIUS OF 1000.00 FEET AND A CENTRAL ANGLE OF 3915’05”; THENCE SOUTHWESTERLY ALONG THE ARC OF SAID CURVE; A DISTANCE OF 685.07 FEET TO THE END OF SAID CURVE; THENCE S 3913’01” W CONTINUING ALONG SAID EASEMENT CENTERLINE, A DISTANCE OF 3250.26 FEET TO THE INTERSECTION WITH THE AFORESAID NORTHERLY R/W LINE OF S.R. #710 AND THE END OF SAID EASEMENT CENTERLINE. (THE AFORESAID DESCRIPTION PREVIOUSLY DESCRIBED IN OFFICIAL RECORDS BOOK 661, PAGE 662, PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA). PROJECT SPECIFIC NOTES ; 1) THIS DRAWING DOES NOT REPRESENT A BOUNDARY SURVEY. IT IS A SKETCH AND LEGAL DESCRIPTION ONLY. 2) BEARINGS SHOWN HEREON ARE BASED ON THE EAST BOUNDARY LINE OF SECTION 29-37-36, TAKEN TO BEAR SOUTH 0002’04’ EAST, 3) NO SEARCH OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS HAS BEEN MADE BY THIS OFFICE FOR EASEMENTS, DEED RESTRICTIONS, ZONING SETBACKS, RIGHTS-OF-WAY OR ABANDONMENTS. 4) THE SURVEY DEPICTED HERE IS NOT COVERED BY PROFESSIONAL LIABILITY INSURANCE. ADDITIONS OR DELETIONS TO SURVEY MAPS OR REPORTS BY OTHER THAN THE SIGNING PARTY OR PARTIES IS PROHIBITED WITHOUT WRITTEN CONSENT OF THE SIGNING PARTY OR PARTIES. 5) REPRODUCTIONS OF THIS DRAWING ARE NOT VALID WITHOUT THE SIGNATURE ANO ORIGINAL RAISED SEAL OF THE SIGNING SURVEYOR. KENNETH A. BREAUX, JR., PSM PROFESSIONAL. SURVEYOR AND MAPPER FLORIDA LICENSE NO. 4820 ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE US 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. DATED THIS 26th day of July, 2013. SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF COURT, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk 449265 ON 9/11,18/2013 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 13 Okeechobee News September 11, 2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO: 2012-CA-000184 BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP FKA COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS SERVICING LP, Plaintiff, VS. WILLIAM ROYCE; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF WILLIAM ROYCE; UNKNOWN TENANT I; UNKNOWN TENANT II; CONNERS GABLES HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC., and any unknown heirs, devisees, grantees, creditors, and other unknown persons or unknown spouses claiming by, through and under any of the above-named Defendants, Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE is hereby given that the undersigned Clerk of the Circuit Court of Okeechobee County, Florida, will on the 2nd day of October, 2013, at 11:00 A.M. in the Jury Assembly Room, 2nd Floor, Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida, offer for sale and sell at public outcry to the highest and best bidder for cash, the following-described property situate in Okeechobee County, Florida: LOT 13, LESS THE NORTH 3.00 FEET THEREOF TOGETHER WITH THE NORTH 6.00 FEET OF LOT 12, BLOCK 5, A REVISED AND ADDITION TO PLAT OF CONNERS GABLES, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 15, PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA.pursuant to the Final Judgment entered on August 27, 2013, in said Court, the style of which case is indicated above. Any person or entity claiming an interest in the surplus, if any, resulting from the foreclosure sale, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens, must le a claim on same with the Clerk of Court within 60 days after the foreclosure sale. WITNESS my hand and of cial seal of said Court this 28th day of August, 2013. AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT. If you are a person with a disability who needs an y accommodation in orIN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 472013CA000211 SEACOAST NATIONAL BANK, Plaintiff, vs. BRIAN JAMES WENDT, et al., Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated July 10, 2013, entered in Case No. 13-CA-211 in the Circuit Court of the 19th Judicial Circuit in and for Okeechobee County, Florida wherein Seacoast National Bank is Plaintiff, and Brian James Wendt and Tamara Elizabeth Wendt, 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 11th day of October, 2013, Friday, the following described property Okeechobee County, Florida: LOT 2, BLOCK 17, UNIT NUMBER 2 BASSWOOD INCORPORATED, according to the Plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 28, of the Public Records of Okeechobee County, Florida. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must le a claimwithin60daysafterthesale. der 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. SHARON ROBERTSON CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk 451622 ON 9/11,18/2013 Dated this 16th day of July, 2013. SHARON ROBERTSON CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk 448738 ON 9/11,18/2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 19th JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 2011 CA 000386 PNC BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, Plaintiff, vs. JACQUELINE N. MILLER, et al., Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to the Summary Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated June 12, 2013, entered in Case No.: 2011 CA 000386 in the Circuit Court of the 19th Judicial Circuit in and for Okeechobee County, Florida, wherein PNC BANK, N.A., is the plaintiff, and JACQUELINE N. MILLER and KEITH L. MILLER 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 N.W. 3rd Street, Okeechobee, FL 34972, beginning at 11:00 a.m. on October 9, 2013, the following described property situated in Okeechobee County, as set forth in said Summary Final Judgment, to wit: LOT 23, RIVER ACRES, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 5, PAGES 13 AND 14, PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. TOGETHER WITH THAT CERTAIN MOBILE HOME DESIGNATED AS FOLLOWS: MAKE: PALM YEAR: 1987 TITLE NUMBERS 43861247/43861261 ID NUMBERS: PH09671A/PH09671B WHICH MOBILE HOME IS PERMANENTLY AFFIXED TO SAID LAND a/k/a 19780 N.W. 80th Drive, 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 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. DATED THIS 26th day of July, 2013. SHARON ROBERTSON Clerk of Court BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk 449260 ON 9/11,18/2013 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 m y hand and seal of said Court on the 29th day of August, 2013. SHARON ROBERTSON CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COUR T BY: Jennifer Rediker Deputy Cler k 451706 ON 9/4,11/2013

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Earn some extra cash. Sell your used items in the classifieds Public Notice Public Notice LEGAL NOTICE Public Auction will be held at Johns Towing Service storage lot located at 704 Northeast 2nd Avenue, Okeechobee, Florida 34972 on SEPTEMBER 27, 2013 at 9:00 A.M. Pursuant to Florida Statute 713.78 for unpaid towing and storage charges. Year, make, model and VIN are as follows. 2003 FORD FOCUS VIN #1FAHP36383W344698 1999 VOLKSWAGEN BEETLE GLS VIN #3VWCC21C5XM424903 Terms of sale are cash, and no checks will be accepted. Seller reserves the right of nal bid. ALL SALES ARE FINAL! NO REFUNDS WILL BE MADE! Said automobiles will be sold in “As Is” condition with no guarantee’s. 452327 ON 9/11/2013 Public Notice 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 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, 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 Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 47-2008-CA-000710 CHASE HOME FINANCE LLC, Plaintiff, VS. PEDRO DIAZ, et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Mortgage Foreclosure dated August 27, 2013, and entered in Case No. 47-2008Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION CASE NO. 472009CA000185CAAXMX PNC BANK,NATIONAL ASSOCIATION SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO NATIONAL CITY BANK SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO HARBOR FEDERAL SAVINGS BANK, Plaintiff, VS. ANDRES SANCHEZ AND YUDAISY MIRANDA, et.al. Defendant(s). NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated August 27, 2013 and entered in 472009CA000185CAAXMX of the Circuit Court of the Nineteenth Judicial Circuit in and for Okeechobee County, Florida, wherein PNC BANK,NATIONAL ASSOCIATION SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO NATIONAL CITY BANK SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO HARBOR FEDERAL SAVINGS BANK, is the Plaintiff and ANDRES SANCHEZ; YUDAISY MIRANDA; OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA; JOHN DOE; JANE DOE are the Defendant(s). Sharon Robertson as the Clerk of the Circuit Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash, in the Jury Assembly Room, 2nd Fl., Okeechobee County Judicial Center 312 NW 3rd St., Okeechobee, FL 34972, at 11:00 AM on October 2, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: COMMENCE AT THE SE CORNER OF SW 1/4 SECTION 3; RUN 14 Okeechobee News September 11, 2013 BUSINESS&SERVICEDIRECTORY AIR CONDITIONING ATTORNEYS WANTED TO BUY FURNITURE LOCAL DONATIONS HEALTH FOODS 863-763-6742 7/24 SERVICE FOR OUR CUSTOMERS208 SW 5thAve. € OkeechobeeEMORY WALKER EMORY WALKER CO. INC. CO. INC.Air Conditioning & RefrigerationCAC042747 CAC014022 CAC057129Serving the Lake Area for 40 Years! 763-8391CACO 23499€24/7 Emergency Service€Senior Citizen Discount€ FREE Estimates on System Replacements. We Sell The Best And Service The Rest!Ž HOSKINS, TURCO, LLOYD & LLOYD HoskinsTurco.com 212 S. Parrott Ave Okeechobee357-5800 Local donations helping Local peopleA ministry with a heart for the hurtingFREE PICKUPOkeechobee Campus 7595 NE 128th Ave, Okeechobee, FL863-763-4224www.faithfarm.orgAccepting donations of household goods. Elliotts Pawn Shop419 W.S. Park St. € 863.763-5553W e B u y S c r a p G o l d S i l v e r a n d C o i n s Rebecca Boldt Hamilton, P.A.REBECCA H. BOLDT, Attorney at Law RICHARD W. SEYMOUR, Attorney at Law 863-467-1894 Advertise Here!!! email: okeeadsale@newszap.com 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 #10047578Weltman, 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 CA-000710 of the Circuit Court of the NINETEENTH Judicial Circuit in and for OKEECHOBEE County, Florida wherein CHASE HOME FINANCE LLC is the Plaintiff and PEDRO DIAZ; ODALYS SOCA; are the Defendants, The Clerk of the Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in the JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM, 2ND FLOOR, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY JUDICIAL CENTER, 312 N.W. 3RD STREET, OKEECHOBEE, FLORIDA 34972 at 11:00AM, on the 2nd day of October, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: LOT 21, BLOCK 57, BASSWOOD 5, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 51, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. AK/A 3354 NW 38TH AVENUE, OKEECHOBEE, FL 349720000 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must le a claim within sixty (60) days after the sale. WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of this Court on August 28, 2013. SHARON ROBERTSON Clerk of the Circuit Court BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk Ronald R Wolfe & Associates, P.L. P.O. Box 25018 Tampa, Florida 33622-5018 F08110021 CHASEDIRECT-CONV-Rkgarland-Team 3 F08110021 Copies Furnish to: eservice@wolfelaw .com **See Americans with Disabilities Act Florida Rules of Judicial AdministrationRule 2.540 Notices to Persons With Disabilities If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Corrie Johnson, ADA Coordinator, 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. 451634 ON 9/11,18/2013 THENCE S 89 DEGREES 31’ 42” W FOR A DISTANCE OF 6.70 FEET; THENCE RUN N 31 DEGREES 05’04” W FOR A DISTANCE OF 1489.88 FEET FOR POINT OF BEGINNING; CONTINUE N 31 DEGREES 05’04” W A DISTANCE OF 597.74 FEET: RUN S 58 DEGREES 58’41” W A DISTANCE OF 475 FEET, THENCE RUN S 31 DEGREES 05’04” E 598.26 FEET; THENCE RUN N 58 DEGREES 54’56” E 475 FEET TO POINT OF BEGINNING. TOGETHER WITH THAT CERTAIN MOBILE HOME DESIGNATED AS FOLLOWS: MAKE: HOME YEAR: 1978 TITLE NUMBERS: 15170849 ID NUMBERS: 0261396L WHICH MOBILE HOME IS PERMANENTLY AFFIXED TO SAID LAND. 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 28th day of August, 2013. SHARON ROBERTSON As Clerk of the Court BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk IMPORTANT If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Corrie Johnson, ADA Coordinator, 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. 451639 ON 9/11,18/2013 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 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 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. Please contact Corrie Johnson, ADA Coordinator, 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; i f you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. 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

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15 Okeechobee News September 11, 2013 ACROSS 1 Wasnt renewed 7 Fiends tail? 10 Biographical datum 13 World Cup chant 14 Theyre highŽ but not dry 16 Little shaver 17 *The Music ManŽ number 19 Ginormous 20 Early computer 21 *Sweet stocking stuffer 23 Not quite a compulsion 25 W-2 info: Abbr. 26 Perceptive 30 Predecessor of 33-Down 34 *Lead singer in No Doubts hit Dont SpeakŽ 37 Bee fore? 38 Plate in a park 39 Took by the hand 40 Aptly named movie channel 41 Ernst contemporary 42 *Instrument using rolls 46 Grab ahold of, as an idea 48 Cross to bear 49 Trivial amount 50 Sandbox sight 52 *Seven-time Grammy-winning jazz singer 56 Tibetan capital 61 Showy wrap 62 Words in a classic game show that can be followed by the ends of the answers to starred clues 64 Lumber tree 65 Geological time division 66 Fare-minded one? 67 Family pooch 68 Command to a 67-Across 69 WWII fleet DOWN 1 Prime seating 2 Rickman of Harry Potter films 3 Prefix with meter 4 Miso bean 5 Extracts 6 Place to relax 7 Hoops legend Thomas 8 Penn of MilkŽ 9 Like computer lab learning 10 Goyas Duchess of __Ž 11 Put on a spare tire? 12 Upper hand 15 Greets someone with more than a nod 18 LXX x X 22 MSNBC rival 24 Vietnamese holiday marking the arrival of spring 26 Ottoman big shots 27 Talked a blue streak? 28 Musical speeds 29 French article 30 Shade of green 31 Leaves for lunch? 32 Speak ones mind 33 Successor to 30Across 35 Pizazz 36 Tina of 30 RockŽ 40 Tree often brought into the house 42 Illinois River port 43 French pilgrimage site 44 DHs stat 45 Can opener 47 When doubled, sister of Eva 50 A stripper takes it off51 Arctic diver 52 Genesis shepherd 53 1970 Kinks classic 54 Its perpendicular to a threshold 55 The Time MachineŽ race 57 Vagabond 58 Take a Chance on MeŽ quartet 59 Dressy duds 60 Thumbs-up votes 63 Former French coin By Don Gagliardo and C.C. Burnikel (c)2011TribuneMediaServices,Inc. 09/14/11 09/14/11 ANSWER TO PREVIOUS PUZZLE: Edited by Rich Norris and Joyce Nichols Lewis xwordeditor@aol.com Crossword Puzzle View all of our special sections onlinespecial sections.newszap.com The AWANA Club at Oakview Baptist Church invites all children from pre-Kindergarten, ages 3 years olds to fth graders. The Club is from 5:45 to 7:30 p.m. every W ednesday. Come join in the fun as with the Cubbies, Sparks and T & T classes for Bible memory and game time fun! Call the church of ce for more details 863-763-1699. "Bible at Lunch Time" has resumed for the fall, same time, same place, but the day of the w eek has changed. Everyone is invited to bring a sack lunch (drinks are provided) on Thursdays 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, J esus, in a study from Moody by Stuart Briscoe; prayers and hymns from some of the masters: Augustine, the W elseys 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, 863-7634021. Jesus Holy Ghost Crusade Ministry Soup Kitchen and Thrift Store 1404 N.E. Park St., 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. Items can be picked up. Okeechobee Missionary Baptist Church at 4212 Hwy. 441 N., and Pastor Clinton Currington, would like to invite all to participate in church services. The King J ames Bible is used. Sunday School is at 9:45 a.m., with worship at 10:45 a.m. Sunday Night BTC is at 5:30 p.m. followed by w orship service at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday is Bible Study at 7 p.m. Victory Baptist Church 500 S.W. 9th St, would like to invite the public to attend any or all of their services each Sunday. Sunday School is at 10 a.m. for all ages. Morning w orship service is at 10:45 a.m. and includes old fashion singing and praising God. The y outh "band," consists of the piano, violin, mandolin and guitar, as well as, various singing groups. Be blessed with the preaching of God's Word (KJV) and a church family with a heart of love. Wednesday evening prayer and Bible study is at 7 p.m. For more information, please call: 863-763-0669. The First United Methodist Church Library would like to invite everyone to visit their Lending Library, Room 20, at 200 N.E. Second St., in Okeechobee. All are welcome to complete an application, no charge, to take advantage of wholesome reading, v iewing and educational material for adults, children and youth. They have ction and non ction in literature, philosophy, religion and Christian romance, social sciences, geography and history. They also have materials for home schooling, with over 200 DVDs, VCRs, cassettes, national magazines, etc. Hours are Sunday, 9:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Tuesday, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Wednesday, 68 p.m. For further information, call Doris Entry at 863-467-1548. Gathering in Grace and Prayer meets every Wednesday at 7:45 a.m. in the park at the pavilion. All are welcome. Northside Baptist Church invites all to join the church for old-fashioned preaching based on the Bible, God-focused prayer, hymns we grew up on, Southern-Gospel favorites, with piano and bass duets on Sundays at 10:45 a.m. and 6 p.m., with Sunday School at 9:45 a.m. and Prayer Meeting on Wednesdays at 6 p.m. Northside Baptist is located about 6 miles north on 441 at 51 N.W. 98th St. Treasure Island Baptist Church, at 4209 Hwy. 441 S.E., and Pastor Ron Nida invite you to the Sunday worship at 10:30 a.m. Sunday school starts at 9:30 a.m. on Sunday morning. Sunday evening worship is at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday evening service starts at 6:30 p.m. This is a friendly family of God's church, shining in the love of Jesus. Come worship with us. Call 863-532-8976 for information, or email nida.ron@gmail.com. Join us on Facebook at Treasure Island Baptist Church in Okeechobee. Oakview Baptist Church, at 677 S.W. 32 Street, would like to invite you to our Sunday Worship Service at 10:30 a.m. Sunday School for all ages begins at 9:15 a.m. on Sunday morning and the Evening Worship Service is at 6 p.m. Our Wednesday evening service also begins at 6 p.m. Come and worship with us! For more information call 863763-1699. Our website is "oakviewbaptist. com". Buckhead Ridge Baptist Church would like to invite everyone to the church, 1731 Hunter Rd if you do not already have a home church. Services are Sunday School 9:45 a.m. Church service 11 a.m. and Sunday night service at 6 p.m. Wednesday night prayer meetings at 6 p.m. Pastor Arlen Cook, is our Pastor. Come out for some preaching and good gospel singing. We still sing the old hymns. We do have Sunday School classes for children, would love to see you on Sunday morning. Peace Lutheran Church 750 N.W. 23rd Lane, has two worship services each Sunday, one at 8 a.m. and one at 10:30 a.m. Everyone is welcome to come hear God's message of love and forgiveness for all people through Jesus Christ. Web site is www. peace-okee.org. The Peace Lutheran Church Quilters meet every Tuesday in the Fellowship Hall. Anyone who loves to quilt or wishes to learn is welcome to join the group at 11 a.m. Bring a snack for lunch break. Dessert and coffee is furnished. The Okeechobee News welcomes news from area churches for this column. E-mail okeenews@ newszap.com. Local churches host special programs

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