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Wednesday, September 18, 2013 50¢ Plus tax V ol. 104 No. 112 15.50 feetLast Year: 15.05 feet Lake Levels S ource: South Florida Water M anagement District. Depth given i n feet above sea level See page 4 for information about how to contact this newspaper. R e p o r t o f Report of a t t e m p t t o attempt to a b d u c t k i d s abduct kids w a s m i s t a k e n was mistaken ... Page 10 YMS bests OMS in volleyball ... Page 16 United Way sets goal ... Page 2 Special to the Okeechobee NewsModel Airplane Club is Silver LeaderInstructor Frank Webster helps Cadet Chase Collier get the hang of radio-controlled aircraft during a recent Civil Air Patrol Event. The Academy of Model Aeronautics is now allowing CAP Cadets to become a member of their organization for free, which allows cadets to go to an AMA eld and y under the protection of the AMA's insurance policy. The Okeechobee Model Airplane Club has been designated a Silver Leader Club by the AMA. For the story, see page 7. By Charles M. MurphyOkeechobee News About $12,000 in property damage was reported after a trailer re at 7950 S.R. 78 W. on Monday morning according to Okeechobee County Fire/Rescue. Reports stated remen arrived to nd the re extinguished. There was re damage reported to the interior walls and the air conditioning unit, Lightning may have caused trailer re See FIRE — Page 5 By Eric KoppOkeechobee News An Okeechobee man is being held in the Okeechobee County Jail on $250,000 bond following his third felony arrest in about three months. Juan Ramon Montijo, 28, N.W. Fourth St., was arrested Saturday, Sept. 14, on a felony charge of armed robbery after he allegedly struck another man in the head with a tire iron then robbed him of $1,500. Records at the Okeechobee County Sheriff's Of ce (OCSO) indicate Montijo was arrested on a felony charge of grand theft on June 18. His bond was set at $5,000 and he was released from jail after posting bond. On Aug. 22 Montijo was arrested on a felony charge of robbery by sudden snatching, and his bond was set at $50,000. He was again released after posting bond. Montijo's latest arrest is much the same as his August arrest in that he was at a nightclub on S.W. Second Avenue where he apparently met the victim and offered to give him a ride home. Montijo Bar bouncer faces robbery charge Juan Montijo See BOUNCER — Page 5 By Eric KoppOkeechobee News A local woman was pronounced dead Monday at Raulerson Hospital as a result of what is being called the county's second drowning in just over a week. Okeechobee County Sheriff's Of ce (OCSO) Public Information Of cer Michele Bell said Daiana Belen Fonseca, 22, was at a residence on S.E. 16th Ave. when the incident occurred early Monday. Ms. Fonseca's home address is on N.W. Seventh Avenue. According to Mrs. Bell the woman was an apparent drowning victim, but it's unknown at this time what caused the suspected drowning. Mrs. Bell indicated there is a pool at the home the young woman was visiting. OCSO Detective John Fisher is the lead investigator on the case. Mrs. Bell said records indicate a 9-1-1 call to the S.E. 16th Woman, 22, dies of apparent drowningSee DROWN — Page 5 Man accused of burglaries ... Page 5

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MEET YOURMerantsA Salute to Area Business Availae Oin specialsections. newszap.com Okeechobee NewsSunday, May 26, 2013Special Supplement to Okeechobee County 2013-2014 School Information Guide Featuring: Call to Schedule your eye appontment today! 763-3937 606 North Parrott Avenue www.biglakeeyecare.com Big Lake Eye Care Always on Top of the JobŽRe-Roofing Specialists€ Metal & Shingle Roofs € Flats & Leaks Repair FREE ESTIMATES863-357-3838State Lic.#CCC1327338 IMMEDIATE OPENING WATER DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM OPERATOR for the Okeechobee Utility Authority M aintenance or C onstruction work Applicant must be able to perform heavy physical labor must be able to work in with other employees and the general public Applicant must possess a valid F L Operator  s Driver  s License (only those with a clean driving record for the last three years need apply) have high school diploma or equivalent and have neat legible handwriting and average mathematical skills Apply to the Okeechobee Utility Authority Oce 100 S. W 5th Avenue Okeechobee F L 34974 or obtain an application at www oua com Applications will be accepted until S eptember 26 2013 AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER AND DRUG FREE WORKPLACE 2 Okeechobee News September 18, 2013 Special to the Okeechobee News The United Way of Okeechobee has concluded its allocation process. The Allocation Process is the method by which the United W ay ensures scal and program accountability for agencies, programs, and initiatives that it funds in our community. At the same time it helps assure that the real human serv ice needs of our community are met. Twenty-two community leaders participated in the process. The 201314 Allocations Team 1 volunteers were: Team leader Jennifer Lafferty, CenterState Bank; Donny Arnold, Okeechobee County Fire Rescue; Russell Brown, Indian River State College; Teresa Chandler, W aste Management; Missy Fipps, FPL; Steve Lafferty, Publix Super Markets; Jenny Pung, Raulerson Hospital; and, Toni Turbeville, South Florida Water Management District. Allocations Team 2 members were: Team leader Nick Blount, FPL; Renee Geeting, Okeechobee School District; Melody Hodges, Seacoast National Bank; Erik Melville, Raymond James and Associates; Donna Padgett, FPL; Tara Rowley, ED Economic Council; and, Ken Travis, Lykes Brothers Allocations Team 3 members were: Team leader Wayne Cunningham, Glades Media; Terry Burroughs, Chamber of Commerce; Kristy Crawford, CenterState Bank; Diane Davies, TD Bank; Frank DeCarlo, American W ell Drilling; Ken Keller, Glades Media; J.D. Mixon, Atlantic Wealth Management Group at UBS Financial Services, Inc.; and, Ken Trav is, Lykes Brothers. United Way of Okeechobee Allocations teams approved 12 agencies and 20 programs during the process. The United Way of Okeechobee fundraising goal for 20132014 is $70,000. All of the $70,000 goal will go directly to agencies and programs that truly make a difference in people's lives right here in Okeechobee. Those agencies include: 211 Palm Beach/ Treasure Coast, American Red Cross Big Brothers Big Sisters, Children's Home Society, Early Learning Coalition, Hibiscus Children's Center, Hospice of Okeechobee, Martha's House, My Aunt's House, Okeechobee Educational Foundation, Real Life Children's Ranch and Treasure Coast Food Bank. The campaign chairs for the 2013-2014 campaign are: Jennifer Lafferty, CenterState Bank; Nick Blount, FPL; and, Wayne Cunningham, Glades Media. United Way president Cliff Smith said: "We are thrilled to be working with such enthusiastic volunteers. Because our campaign chairs also chaired the allocations process, they know that every dollar will make a difference to the residents of Okeechobee. With our great volunteer leadership and the caring attitude of the people in Okeechobee, are looking forward to working with the community to meet our goal so that we will be able to fully fund the 12 agencies and 20 programs." In addition to raising funds for human service organizations in the community, the United Way promotes partnerships and collaborations among agencies and initiatives, helping them to work together focusing on issues and solutions that continue to improve lives. The United Way advances the common good by creating opportunities for a better life for everyone in our community. Okeechobee United Way sets its 2013-2014 goal Okeechobee Forecast Martha’s House holds Domestic Violence workshopMartha's House will host a free Cut Out Domestic Violence workshop for salon owners, cosmetologists, nail technicians, barbers, massage therapists and beauty consultants on Sunday, Oct. 13, at 3 p.m. at The Hampton Inn on S.R. 70 E. Contact Shirlean Graham or Irene Luck to RSVP at 863-763-2893.Crafters wanted for Bazaar at Peace LutheranPeace Lutheran Church will have a Quilt and Craft Bazaar on Saturday, Nov. 16 from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall. Breakfast and lunch will be sold and there will be a white elephant sale as well as crafts, plants, art, jewelry and beautiful quilts. A limited number of tables will be for rent to crafters at $10 each. Call Dottie at 863-532-8100.

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 BOGO For It!Go “nd Buy One Get One Free savings all over the store. Check our ads for new deals every week. publix.com/save Residential Commercial FREE EstimatesRoofing with the name you trust!Licensed and Insured St. Lic. CCC046939Dont make a Mistake! Call Big Lake 863-763-ROOF (7663) & REPAIRSROOFING 3 Okeechobee News September 18, 2013 Special to the Okeechobee News The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District, has awarded its second contract in the past two weeks to replace two w ater 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 Sept. 13 for $36.3 million to Thalle Construction Company of Hillsborough, N.C. The contract calls for replacement of Culverts 10 (S-273) and 12 (S-275) between Pahokee and Belle Glade in Palm Beach 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. “We continue to move forward with our plan to replace water control structures as part of our ongoing effort to reduce the risk of failure on the dike,” said Tim Willadsen, Herbert Hoover Dike Rehabilitation Project Manager. “We’ve been working on these culverts for more than a year getting ready to award this contract. We are looking forward to the additional construction this contract represents.” 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 14 of the structures, with contracts expected to be awarded on another two structures by the end of September. The total investment since 2007 is more than $400 million. Herbert Hoover Dike is a 143-mile, earthen levee that surrounds Lake Okeechobee. Corps awards contract for more dike improvements Okeechobee News/ Charles MurphyHunger Action MonthOkeechobee County Commissioners issued a proclamation that designated September 2013 as Hunger Action Month in Okeechobee County at their meeting on Sept. 12. Left to right are Erin Neill Cox, Big Red Tomato Packers and Treasure Coast Food Bank board member. Judy Cruz, CEO of Treasure Coast Food Bank, Commission Chairman Frank Irby, John Ekufu, Tropicana Products, Inc. and Treasure Coast Food Bank board member. Okeechobee News/ Charles MurphyConstitution WeekThe Okeechobee County Board of County Commissioners approved a proclamation that designates the week of Sept. 17-23 as Constitution Week in Okeechobee. Left to right are Su George, Daughters of the American Revolution in Okeechobee, and Okeechobee County Commission Chairman Frank Irby. City planning board to meetCity planners will consider amendments to the City’s Comprehensive Plan at their meeting on Sept. 19 at 6 p.m. at City Hall, 55 S.E. Third Ave. The board will discuss a proposal addition of a de nition of “limited agriculture” use of land and consider adding a Residential Heritage Zoning District. Special to the Okeechobee NewsElks support communityStan Breedlove, Veterans Committee chairman of Lake Okeechobee Elks Lodge #2871, presents Carl Hudson, scoutmaster of Boy Scout Troop 964, with a nancial donation in appreciation of the Scouts' participation supporting the annual Elks Flag Ritual conducted this past June. Pictured (left to right) are Start Scout Richard Spiess, Life Scout Jonathan VanDeman, Stan Breedlove, Veterans Committee chairman, Carl Hudson, scoutmaster, Alison Hudson, committee chair. Interested in becoming an Elk? Call 863and 467-2658.

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LOST Finally we get a little good news from c ounty commission. I am referring to the news that the Florida Department of Transportation obtained federal funding to x up t he trailhead for the Lake Okeechobee Scenic Trail. So many people enjoy using that t rail and this will make it even more popular.Budget It sickens me to know that the so-called leaders of our county and community would display such lack of compassion for the people who place themselves in harms way to protect the very same community that elected them to the seats they occupied in that meeting this evening. I have witnessed rst hand the dangers that these men and women face on a day-to-day basis in our county j ail. I agree with Mr. Culpepper. We are ghting a domestic war on the streets and backroads of our community. It has taken several y ears to strengthen a force of rst responders w ho man our perimeters and keep our eyes b lind to the enemy that threatens our small t own way of life. It took only THREE men to w eaken that force Friday evening while the enemy grows stronger.  If things are so grim and dangerous in Okeechobee County, why don’t they cut more of the administrative positions at the s heriff’s of ce and put every sworn of cer t hey have out on the road?  It seems we only have one commiss ioner who really listens to the people.  Every time someone makes a suggest ion about how to save money, such as not letting everyone drive the cars home and not letting them use the sheriff’s of ces vehicles and fuel for personal errands, they say it w ouldn’t save enough money to make a difference. How do they know if they haven’t t ried it? They should be trying every costc utting idea they have.  It would appear that some of the county fathers are more concerned about THINGS than they are PEOPLE. It goes to the core of a person’s character. How do you change the essence of a man?  The county taxpayers cannot keep paying higher taxes. So many people are barely scraping by. The sheriff’s of ce needs to take a long hard look at every penny in that budget and cut the things that are not essential to security. They need to nd ways to be more ef cient on the administrative side in order to keep more deputies on the road.  Even if they can’t increase the sheriff’s budget right now, I don’t think we should be building new buildings. There are so many vacant buildings around town. Why build something new? Renovating an existing building would surely be less expensive and also eliminate an eyesore.  We want to be safe in our homes. I think it is time to bring back neighborhood watch groups. Neighbors need to get together and watch out for each other instead of counting on the deputies. And if your neighbor’s dog is barking, that is not a reason to call the cops to complain. Maybe it would be better to grab the shotgun and go outside to see what the dog is barking at. It could be wild hog tearing up a yard or someone trying to break into a home.  The best money saver is to never take the DL of ce duties on, close it down. I don't know anything about the DL duties because I only have to go there once every 15 years.  Have the commissioners asked how many people per month the driver's license of ce personally services? That would be an interesting number to know. And if the number does not justify the monthly cost that is currently being spent by the state to be picked up by the county, then yes the of ce should be closed. I just don't like the idea of anyone having to leave the county for a service that is mandated by law; especially if we can continue at the current cost where the of ce is.  If you don't see the corruption in this county then you either live under a rock or have selective observation skills. It's common knowledge that corruption is rampant here. The corruption of our local government is taking place in the private sector. Do you honestly think that information over the dinner table or beers at a bar are going to become public information?  With exception to law enforcement ofcers with arrest powers, there is no county employee that I can think of that should take a county-owned vehicle home, period. Lake O’s WoesMy commentary may seem harsh today because I am both a resident of Okeechobee and an environmental scientist who has studied the Kissimmee/Okeechobee/Everglades issues for nearly thirty years and I’m more than impatient with what I’m hearing from our government leaders. Once again, the public of cials, both state and federal, just don’t get it when it comes to the pollution in Lake Okeechobee. They’re looking for answers to why this keeps happening and how best to prevent it from happening in the future. Let me say this clearlyTHE BIGGEST PROBLEM IS THEM AND HAS ALWAYS BEEN. They don’t consistently fund restoration and dike repairs, they don’t enforce current environmental regulations, and they don’t address the pollution sources. When it comes to polluted water being discharged from Lake Okeechobee, there is more than enough blame to go around. The State of Florida is to blame for allowing lthy water to enter Lake Okeechobee rather than controlling the problem at its source. The state must enforce rules already in place to prevent pollution discharges north of the lake. Government of cials and politicians have allowed continual violation of the federal “Clean Water Act” by allowing agricultural and development interests north of Lake Okeechobee to constantly discharge water contaminated with fertilizer, and other agricultural runoff, the sources of phosphorous and nitrogen, into the Kissimmee River that dumps directly into the lake. There is no natural way for the pollutants to escape the lake except when discharged to the fragile estuaries when regulated lake levels are exceeded. Federal of cials and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers are to blame for failing to fund and x the 80-year-old dike system that’s operated at the behest of Big Sugar to keep crops and land from ooding, instead of fo r the citizens of this state. Shoring up the dik e is a short-term x that will allow for mor e water to be stored in Lake Okeechobe e when necessary, allowing the discharges to be managed without the seasonal urgenc y we have now. Farmers and ranchers in the Kissimme e Valley are to blame for allowing nutrient-rich runoff from their land to enter the watershed without regard for implementing and following best management practices to prevent it. The State of Florida and the U.S. Congress are to blame for delaying previously committed funding for Everglades restoration which will allow the water to be diverted south instead of east or west and the completion of Kissimmee River restoration projects tha t will improve water quality entering Lak e Okeechobee. Many of us, both here in Okeechobe e and along both coasts, are affected. Ou r tourism, local economies and personal recreation are all taking a big hit. Let’s put th e blame squarely where it belongs—on th e politicians. Restoring the Everglades and discontinuing the discharges to the estuaries takes the political will to consistently fund the projects designed to x the system, funding them every year, not just in the years tha t rainfall amounts require these discharges. I t rings true that the present group hasn’t lled that obligation adequately. Remember tha t come election time. About me: John Poggi, President of Eco Advisors, LLC, an environmental consulting rm based in Palm Beach County. Thirtythree years as an environmental chemist, water-quality scientist and remediation contractor working for government and privat e interests in Florida and the Southeast U.S. I live on the Kissimmee River in Okeechobe e County. John R. Poggi September 18, 2013 4 Okeechobee News OPINION Public Forum/Speak Out Letters to the editor Speak Out has moved online, where i t is quicker and easier to share your i deas and converse with others. Go to w ww.newszap.com, click on the comm unity name and your local or state P ublic Forum. There, you can create n ew topics or comment on existing t opics. What follows is a sam pling of s ome of the discussions currently taki ng place. Thanks for participating! Public invited to view ood zone maps at open houseIf you live or do business in Okeechobee County, your ood risk may have changed. Citizens will have an opportunity to look at and ask questions about the Preliminary Countywide Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs) at the upcoming public open house. These maps cover all of Okeechobee County, including the City of Okeechobee and unincorporated areas of Okeechobee County. The open house is an informal event and is open to everyone. Attendees may arrive at any time during the three-hour event and receive individualized attention on Wednesday, Sept. 18, from 4 to 7 p.m. in the Okeechobee County Health Department Auditorium, 1728 N.W. Ninth Ave. To learn more, contact the Okeechobee County Planning and Development Department, 1700 N.W. Ninth Ave., 863-763-5548.

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is employed as a bouncer at that bar. According to an arrest report by OCSO Deputy Jose Garduno, Montijo befriended his latest victim and offered him a ride home. The two men reportedly got into a Ford Explorer that was occupied by two women— one of the women was driving. But instead of taking the victim home, the w oman said the SUV was overheating and stopped the vehicle, stated the arrest report. A t that point Montijo and the victim got out of the Explorer to get water from a nearby ditch. Deputy Garduno went on to state that as the victim walked down to the ditch Montijo reportedly hit him in the head with the tire iron. The 6-foot-1, 330-pound, bouncer then balled up his st, struck the dazed victim in the mouth then took the man’s wallet, added the deputy’s report. The victim was also robbed of his cell phone and several identi cation cards, continued the report. After some time, the victim got up and walked to a mobile home park and called the sheriff’s of ce. This case is similar to Montijo’s arrest in August in that he was at a bar on U.S. 441 S.E. when he offered a man a ride home. An arrest report indicates that, much like the latest case, Montijo was accompanied by a woman with blond hair. An arrest report by OCSO Deputy Matthew Grumbling stated the victim was, instead, taken to the Lock 7 area where he was assaulted and robbed. The report stated the victim’s wallet containing $25 was taken, along with his Boost mobile phone and his identi cation card. None of the reports indicate if any of the missing items have been recovered. Neither of the victims received medical treatment, according to OCSO reports. BOUNCERContinued From Page 1 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 In this age of exploitive and trashy media, were proud to be different. We believe in operating and publishing our newspaper as a public trust. Fulfilling our public trust requires that we try to bring out the best in our community and its people. We seek the highest common denominators, not the lowest. We dont engage in gutter journalism. We know we can achieve success on the high road. How are we doing? Let us know by emailing feedback@newszap.com or calling your editor.Community Service Through Journalism 5 Okeechobee News September 18, 2013 and smoke damage throughout the small trailer. The resident was recorded as Ramissa Thomas. There were no injuries reported. The re report stated lightning had been reported in the vicinity and might have been a factor. FIREContinued From Page 1 A ve. residence was received at 3:25 a.m. on Sept. 16. Okeechobee County Fire/Rescue (OCF/R) took Ms. Fonseca to Raulerson Hospital where she died around noon Monday. The exact cause of death will be determined by an autopsy. Ms. Fonseca was revived but she could not be stabilized, added Mrs. Bell. Mrs. Bell also pointed out there is no connection between this incident and the suspected drowning of a 4-year-old girl on Sept. 7. OCSO Detective Howard Pickering said Sumberlie Daylen Villars was found “... unconscious and unresponsive ...” at a home in northeast Okeechobee County where she was staying. OCF/R took the child to Raulerson Hospital where she was pronounced dead. The investigations into both incidents are continuing, pointed out Mrs. Bell. DROWNContinued From Page 1 By Eric KoppOkeechobee News A local detective has arrested a Lady Lake man for allegedly stealing a number of white goods then selling those items for scrap at an Okeechobee recycling center. Daniel Clinton Aspinwall, 56, Jackaranda Drive, was arrested Thursday, Sept. 12, on charges of burglary of an unoccupied dwelling (three counts), grand theft (three counts) and dealing in stolen property (three counts). Aspinwall is being held in the Okeechobee County Jail on $45,000 bond. An arrest report by Detective John Fisher, of the Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Of ce (OCSO), stated that Aspinwall was arrested after he burglarized a home and some outdoor sheds in Okeechobee. During those alleged break-ins he reportedly took a washing machine, clothes dryer, a large window air conditioning unit, a microwave and other metal items. Among those “other metal items,” stated Detective Fisher, was some metal skirting from the outside of a mobile home. The items were then taken to a local recycler where they were sold for scrap, pointed out the investigator. The detective’s arrest report goes on to state that someone had apparently tried to break into a home next to the one burglarized by Aspinwall. The report states that there were pry marks on the door and a butter knife was found nearby. Detective Fisher collected the knife but could nd no usable ngerprints on it. However, a clothes dryer was taken from an outdoor shed in the backyard of that home. According to the detective’s report, the recycling facility paid less than $100 for the stolen items. The report goes on to indicate Detective Fisher’s investigation is continuing. Lady Lake man accused of burglaries Daniel Aspinwall Special to the Okeechobee News Join the Hendry-Glades Audubon Society for the Fall North American Migration Count at the popular Stormwater Treatment Area 5 (STA-5) in Hendry County on Saturday, Sept. 21, at 7 a.m. Birders and photographers are welcome to help with this all-day count, which tracks the progress of the fall migration while offering a fun day in the outdoors. Teams plan to cover the 8 square miles of STA-5, located 20 miles south of Clewiston. A total of 5,500 individual birds and 69 species were spotted during last year’s count. Birders hope to spot the 203rd bird species found at the site. This is the eighth year for the fall count at STA-5, which has become nationally known as a bird-watching spot. Stormwater Treatment Areas are the water-cleaning w orkhorses of Everglades restoration, using aquatic vegetation to remove nutrients from the water. They have also become renowned havens for wildlife and outdoor enthusiasts alike. The South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) partners with the HendryGlades Audubon Society to provide guided bird-watching tours at STA-5, which features a parking area and shelter with picnic tables. The district provides a variety of recreational opportunities at STAs and other lands throughout South Florida while continuing to manage them to support environmental restoration and water management goals. Many of these properties are in their natural state or have enhancements, such as picnic tables, informational kiosks, campsites and hiking trails. The Fall North American Migration Count in STA-5 will begin at the Deer Fence Trailhead, located off County Road 835 in Hendry County. For more information, contact Margaret England, Hendry-Glades Audubon at 863-517-0202. For a map and details online, go to http://www.hendrygladesaudubon.org. A udubon seeks volunteers for bird count Special to the Okeechobee NewsThe Fall North American Migration Count will be conducted on Saturday.

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Eagles host rib dinnerCypress Hut Eagles, 4509, will serve a barbecue rib dinner Wednesday, Sept. 18 by Carla and Debbie. Thursday, Sept. 19, a country fried steak dinner by Dennis will be served. The public is invited both days. Dinner is served starting at 5 p.m. Proceeds from these events go to community and national charity funds. For information, call teh Cypress Hut Eagles at 863-467-1154.Education group plans buffetThe Board of Education Foundation will host a luncheon buffet to honor donors Wednesday, Sept. 25, at noon in the First United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall, 200 N.W. Second St. RSVP by Wednesday, Sept. 18 Call 863-462-5000, ext. 257.Chamber plans socialThe Okeechobee Chamber of Commerce will host a business after hours social Wednesday, Sept. 18 from 5 until 7 p.m. To register for this event, or for more information, contact the Okeechobee Chamber of Commerce at 863-467-6246. The event is open to everyone. Chamber members will receive a discount on tickets.Open house offeredOkeechobee Senior Services moved into their new facilities at 1728 N.W. Ninth Ave. in July. To view the new facility, the public is invited to an open house Wednesday, Sept. 18 from 3 until 5 p.m. Facility tours will be offered, along with staff presentations and a display of programs and activities. Music will be provided by the Chobee Steelers, and light refreshments will be served.Weapon permit class slatedA two-hour concealed weapon permit class will be held Thursday, Sept. 19, at 7 p.m. at the Chamber of Commerce of Okeechobee County. Range quali cation will be Saturday, Sept. 21. You will be told where to meet on Saturday during the Thursday class. You may use your own weapon to qualify, or the weapon we provide. The costs is $40 and must be paid in advance. You may pay for the class online by credit card. You can also pay by going to the Chamber website event calendar at www.okeechobeebusiness.com., then selecting Sept. 19 concealed weapon class and click on Register Online. Or, just stop by the chamber and pay for the class with check or cash prior to Sept. 18 Those who sign up but don't pay in advance will not be guaranteed a seat in the class.Hospice to host yard salesHospice of Okeechobee's September yard sales will be Wednesday, Sept. 25 and Thursday, Sept. 26, from 8 a.m. until noon. The sale is located at the corner of Southeast Fourth Street and Southeast Third Avenue. For information, call 863-467-2321; or, visit our web page www.hospiceofokeechobee. org and click on the Events tab.4-H holds annual BBQThe Okeechobee County 4-H is holding their annual barbecue fundraiser dinner Friday, Sept. 20, at the Okeechobee Masonic Lodge. Dinners will be sold from 11:30 a.m. until 7 p.m. Dinners are $8 and include sliced pork and all the xings. Lunch delivery will be available for inside the city limits, and for orders of ve dinners or more outside the city limits. For advance orders, call the Extension Of ce at 863-763-6469. To order on the day of the event, call 863-634-3327 or 863-801-1606.Moose to host dinnerOkeechobee Moose, #1753 and WOTM, 956, are holding a star recorder dinner Saturday, Sept. 21 from 5 until 7 p.m. Dinner includes chicken Parmesan, spaghetti, salad, garlic bread and dessert. Music will be from 6 until 9 p.m. The Moose is located at 139 N.W. 36th St. All proceeds go to support Moose Charities Programs.Embroidery group to meetDo you have an embroidery machine, or want to learn about them? Then join Fanc y ME, our monthly embroidery group where we all learn and share ideas while working on beautiful embroidery projects. The next meeting is Saturday, Sept. 21, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the local Red Cross Of ce at 323 N. Parrott Ave. Call Linda at 863-697-2450 or Mary at 863-697-1920 for information.Painting exhibit setA Watercolor Painting Exhibit will be held Saturday, Sept. 21 in the Fellowship Hall of Peace Lutheran Church from 1 until 4 p.m. Thirteen artists will display their watercolors that were done in Egretta Wells' summer watercolor class. The exhibit is free to the public, and light refreshments will be served. The artists will gift those attending with a hand-painted bookmark. Sunday, Sept. 22, the exhibit will also be open immediately after church. For information, call Egretta Wells at 863-763-2864. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 A rthur Goldstein, 90OKEECHOBEE Arthur Goldstein passed away Friday, Sept. 13, 2013, at Indian River Medical Center in Vero Beach, Fla. He was born July 8, 1923, in the Bronx, New York. In 1945, he married the late Catherine Louise Brock of Cottondale, Fla. Arthur served in the Army Air Corps during World War II. He received his Bachelor's degree in Agriculture from Oklahoma A&M and a Master's degree in Horticulture from the University of Florida. He retired as National Director of Potato Purchasing for Frito-Lay in 1984. During his career, he was an active member of national potato chip and snack food industry organizations. As a recognized expert in the area of potatoes, he served on US Secretary of Agriculture Advisory committees under Orville Freeman and Earl Butz. After his retirement, he and his wife moved to Okeechobee, Fla., where they resided for the past twenty years. Arthur is survived by his sons, Alan (Anne) Goldstein of Okeechobee, Lee and Troy Goldstein, both of Houston, Texas; a sister, Arlene Sicherman of Forest Hills, N.Y.; brother-in-law, Billy Ray Brock of Cottondale, Fla.; and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews. There will be no services at this time. Donations in Arthur's name may be made to the Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children, 2222 W elborn St., Dallas, TX 75219 or online at www.tsrhc.org All arrangements are under the care of Matthew and Paul Buxton of Buxton-Seawinds Funeral Home and Crematory, 3833 SE 18th Terr., Okeechobee, Fla. Friends may leave condolences at www. buxtonseawinds.comBradley ‘Bubba’ Harrison, 31OKEECHOBEE Bradley "Bubba" Harrison of Okeechobee passed away Monday, September 16, 2013 in Okeechobee. He was born January 28, 1982 to Rodney and Cherry Smith of DeLand, Fla. He was a CDL Class A Driver. Bubba was preceded in death by his grandmother, Elizabeth Harrison; grandfather, James Harrison; and many loved family and friends. He is survived by his mother, Cherry Smith and stepfather, Rodney Smith of DeLand, Fla.; uncle, Howard Harrison (Lisa); cousins, Kayla and Kendall Harrison all of Okeechobee; and many friends and loved ones. Memorial services will be 2 p.m., Saturday, September 21, 2013 at Buxton & Bass Okeechobee Funeral Home. 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. Evelyn Joyce Gentry, 75OKEECHOBEE Evelyn Joyce Gentry of Okeechobee passed away Friday, Sept. 13, 2013 at Palms West Hospital. She was born August 27, 1938 in Ft. Pierce. Ms. Gentry was preceded in death by her brother, Walter Hazellief. She is survived by her daughter, Jodie Bearden of Okeechobee; two sisters, Colean Mann of Tennessee and Mary Lou Hodges of Vero Beach; three grandchildren, Catherine Bearden, Wayne Bearden and Trevor Bearden; nieces and nephews, Walter Mann, Jimmy Hodges and Cary VanWormer. No services will be held at this time. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Okeechobee, PO Box 1548, Okeechobee, FL 34973. Those wishing to leave a message of condolence may sign the online register book at www. OkeechobeeFuneralHome.com All arrangements are entrusted to the care of Buxton & Bass Okeechobee Funeral Home, 400 North Parrott Avenue, Okeechobee Florida 34972. Buy a Home Delivery subscription for $6 a monthand receive an E-Subscription FREE* Your local news available right at your fingertips! Call (863) 763-3134 today! When you enroll in our EZPAY subscription planStay in the know with anE-subscription Obituaries 6 Okeechobee News September 18, 2013 Obituaries should be submitted to the Okeechobee News by emailing o bits@newszap.com. Customers may also request photos and links to online g uestbooks. A link to the obituaries is available at orida.newszap.com Community Events Brought to you by:“Your Air Conditioning and Plumbing Specialist”863.763.6461Lic#CAC1817236

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 NOTICE OF BUDGET HEARINGe Childrens Services Council of Okeechobee has tentatively adopted a budget for 2013-2014. A public hearing to make a FINAL DECISION on the budget AND TAXES will be held on: September 23, 2013 at 5:01 p.m. at Okeechobee County School Board 700 S.W. 2nd Avenue, Room 303 Okeechobee, Florida 34974 BUDGET SUMMARYChildren Services Council of Okeechobee Fiscal Year 2013-2014THE PROPOSED OPERATING BUDGET EXPENDITURES OF THE CHILDREN SERVICES COUNCIL OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY ARE 14.69% LESS THAN LAST YEAR'S TOTAL OPERATING EXPENDITURESTHE TENTATIVE, ADOPTED, AND / OR FINAL BUDGETS ARE ON FILE IN THE OFFICE OF THE ABOVE MENTIONED TAXING AUTHORITY AS A PUBLIC RECORD. 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! 7 Okeechobee News September 18, 2013 By Greg GernatSpecial to the Okeechobee NewsThe Academy of Model Aeronautics (AMA) and the Civil Air Patrol (CAP) have teamed up together with what has become a win/win situation for both organizations. The AMA is now allowing CAP Cadets to become a member of their organization for free, which allows Cadets to go to an A MA eld and y under the protection of the AMA's million dollar insurance policy. CAP now has a resource where cadets and even senior members can go to learn about and y radio-controlled aircraft, w hich closely resemble ying unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) which are becoming v ery prevalent not only in the military, but in the civilian sector also. The Okeechobee Model Airplane Club has been designated a Silver Leader Club by the AMA. Some of the requirements to receive this status are: 1. Be a club for at least ve years. 2. Have the AMA Safety and Operating Rules posted. 3. Donate AMA's publication "Model A viation" magazine to local schools or libraries through the AMA Adopt-a-School Program. 4. Sponsor annual events. The club is currently planning a Veteran's Day Warbird Fly-in on Nov. 9 for veterans and the general public. The event will feature all types of radio-controlled warbird aircraft from W WI on. 5. Participate in an Introductory Pilot Program. On a very warm, windless and cloudless Tuesday, Aug. 13, Major Dean McClure arrived with ve cadets from FL-152, A Palm Beach County Squadron, and the Okeechobee Squadrom also provided ve cadets and several senior members. Instructor pilots were Dan Grondin, Frank Webster and myself along with Russell Claridy who helped with safety, handling and retrieval of the aircraft. There were three training aircraft present which meant that no one was a bystander for very long. Each aircraft was controlled by a two-transmitter "Buddy Box" system. The instructor held the main box and the student held the slave unit. When a button was pushed on the instructor's box, control was turned over to the student on the slave unit. Depending on the abilities of the student, the button may be depressed for only a few seconds to several minutes. Some cadets were doing aerobatics straightawayeven though the aircraft are not designed to do such maneuvers! There were a few minor mishaps but nothing serious. Major McClure, (a CAP mission pilot, transport mission pilot, commercial pilot, instructor pilot and instrument pilot), impressed Dan Grondin with his achievements so much, that Dan let his guard down and let Dean get too close to the ground before taking back control. The result was a dislodged engine from the airframe. I had my plane up and tried to y two cadets on one tank of fuel (about 15 minutes). Unfortunately, by not paying attention to the time, I ran out of fuel and almost made it back to the eld. I ended up with damaged landing gear and a break in the fuselage just behind the wing. Looks like about an hour of time and an ounce of epoxy and both planes will be ying again. Interesting observation: The planes were damaged by senior members at the controls, not the cadets. The Civil Air Patrol participates in about 95 percent of the land-based search and rescue missions in the United States. CAP is also af liated with FEMA, DEA, Homeland Security, state and local governments and helps them with their missions when called upon. They are an of cial auxiliary of the United States Air Force, yet operate as a not-for-pro t 501 (C) 3 Corporation. For more information, contact 1LT Greg Gernat at 863-357-2888. CAP enjoys ying radio-controlled aircraft

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ORRECEIVE UP TO $2,500 in rebates*and tax credits**with the purchase of a qualifying Lennox Home Comfort System.Special Financing Available* 8 Okeechobee News September 18, 2013 Cowboys for Christ of Basinger will meet Thursday, Sept. 19, at the Basinger Community Center. A covered dish supper w ill begin at 6 p.m. followed by services at 7 p.m. Ginger Fender and Dennis Judy will be the featured guests. For more information, call Doyle McDuf e at 863-763-2285. Haven of Rest Church 912 N.W. Second St. would like to invite everyone to their w eekly bible study and or youth service every Thursday at 7 p.m. The AWANA Club at Oakview Baptist Church invites all children from pre-Kindergarten, ages 3 year olds to fth graders. The club is from 5:45 to 7:30 p.m. every Wednesday. 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 at 863-7631699. "Bible at Lunch Time" has resumed for the fall, same time, same place, but the day of the week has changed. Everyone is invited to bring a sack lunch (drinks are provided) on Thursdays at 11:30 a.m., at the First United Methodist Church, Room #21, 200 NW 2nd Street. The fall study is "Adventures in Prayer." Participants w ill look at the prayers of Daniel, David, Paul and, of course, Jesus, in a study from Moody by Stuart Briscoe; prayers and hymns from some of the masters: Augustine, the 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, 863-763-4021. Jesus Holy Ghost Crusade Ministry Soup Kitchen and Thrift Store 1401 N.E. Park Street, is in need of donations of any type. All donations are tax deductible. Help is needed in putting a roof on the church, painting the building. The thrift store is open Monday-Friday from noon to 4 p.m. and the building fund yard sale will be the rst and second Saturday of every month from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. The soup kitchen is under construction. For more information, call 863-634-9194. Okeechobee Missionary Baptist Church at 4212 Hwy. 441 N., and Pastor Clinton Currington, would like to invite all to participate in church services. The King James Bible is used. Sunday School is at 9:45 a.m., with worship at 10:45 a.m. Sunday Night BTC is at 5:30 p.m. followed by worship service at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday is Bible Study at 7 p.m. Oakview Baptist Church, at 677 S.W. 32 Street, would like to invite you to our Sunday Worship Service at 10:30 a.m. and to our Wednesday Worship Service at 6 p.m. We also have Sunday School (for all ages) at 9:15 a.m. on Sunday mornings and we have classes at 6 p.m. on Sunday evenings. Come and worship with us! For more information call 863-763-1699. Our website is oakviewbaptist.com. Victory Baptist Church 500 S.W. 9th St, would like to invite the public to attend any or all of their services each Sunday. Sunday School is at 10 a.m. for all ages. Morning worship service is at 10:45 a.m. and includes old fashion singing and praising God. The youth "band," consists of the piano, violin, mandolin and guitar, as well as, various singing groups. Wednesday evening prayer and Bible study is at 7 p.m. For more information, please call: 863-763-0669.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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Spice of Life 4-H Cooking Club provides hands-on instructional cooking class for ages 8 to 18. The club meets on the second Wednesday of the month at the Indian River State College Williamson Center kitchen from 6 to 8 p.m. Kids learn basic kitchen safety, knife skills, nutrition, food safety and sanitation while preparing recipes with simple ingredients. For more information about 4H, contact the Okeechobee Extension Of ce at 863763-6469. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Sale Hours: 9am 6pm, Friday 9am 5pm, SaturdayFri., Sept. 20thSat., Sept. 21st3427 Hwy. 441 S • Okeechobee(863) 763-6557 UP TO 75% OFF!(Excluding Christmas & Cards) Suzie’s Shop 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 18, 2013 Cooking club teaches kitchen skills Special to the Okeechobee News/ Katie MuldoonSpice of Life 4-H Cooking Club members Andrew Christian Smiley, Shelby Sumner, Desel Arnold, Kevin Smiley, Dylan Hodges, Rebecka Mims, along with leaders Diane Conway, Brittany Conway and Gary Burks were among those honored at the annual 4-H Awards Banquet in August. Special to the Okeechobee NewsRepublican Club meetsThe Republican Club of Okeechobee met for their October meeting and hosted Jim Harris from Wauchula, as their speaker. Pastor Harris did an incredible presentation on our Constitution. Pictured left to right are: County Commissioner Ray Domer, County Commissioner Frank Irby, chairperson Debi Large, Pastor Jim Harris and County Commissioner Joey Hoover. Also present, but not pictured was County Commissioner Bryant Culpepper. You can contact the Republican Party of Okeechobee at 863-532-9623. Mini Regatta set for Oct. 5The Third Annual Adam Bryant Mini Regatta will be Saturday, Oct. 5 at the Scott Driver Boat Ramps on State Road 78. Races start at 9 a.m. The end time will depend on the number of competitors. Last year the races ended around 2 p.m. The regatta features home made boats constructed from a single sheet of plywood, 24 feet if 2"x4" lumber, one pound of fasteners and one roll of duct tape. March of Desserts to bene t March of DimesJoin the March of Dimes at the Freshman Campus Auditorium at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 22 for its March of Desserts. The event will feature a sampling of desserts from local businesses and individuals. Tickets are $15 in advance, or $20 after Sept. 15. A live dessert auction will be held at 3 p.m. All proceeds will bene t the March of Dimes and its mission to prevent birth defects, premature birth and infant mortality. For tickets or information, contact the March of Dimes at 772-562-0115; or, e-mail chernandez2@ marchofdimes.com.

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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).  Tafari Coke, 22, N.E. 168th St., Okeechobee, was arrested Sept. 13 by Deputy Max W aldron on an Okeechobee County warrant charging him with the felony of possession of a portable communication device in a state correctional institution. He is being held without bond.  Livan Ramos, 40, S.E. 10th Ave., Okeechobee, was arrested Sept. 13 by Of cer Jack Boon on a charge of felony battery. His bond was set at $1,000.  Angel Vazquez, 58, Tamiami Canal Road, Miami, was arrested Sept. 13 by Deputy Fred Bradley on a felony charge of burglary of an unoccupied structure and a misdemeanor charge of petit theft. His bond w as set at $2,000.  Justin W. Albritton, 31, Whip O Way, Helotes, Texas, was arrested Sept. 14 by Ofcer Charles Green on a felony charge of grand theft and a misdemeanor charge of giving a false name while under arrest. His bond was set at $8,500.  Travis Murray Lee McCrummen, 27, N.W. 21st Ave., Okeechobee, was arrested Sept. 14 by Of cer Charles Green on a felony charge of grand theft. He was released on his own recognizance on that charge. He w as also arrested on a DeSoto County warrant charging him with violation of probation grand theft. He is being held without bond on that charge.  Joel Christopher Nettle, 33, S.E. Ninth St., Okeechobee, was arrested Sept. 15 by Deputy Jose Garduno on a DOC warrant charging him with the felonies of violation of probation purchase of a controlled substance (cocaine) and violation of probation possession of a controlled substance (cocaine). He is being held without bond. This column lists arrests and not convictions, unless otherwise stated. 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OCSO Public Information Of cer Michele Bell said while the man did stop his truck for the young bicyclists on S.E. 12th Drive Saturday, Sept. 7, it was merely to give them the right of way. While being interviewed by OCSO Detective Rosemary Farless the girls said the man stopped and told them to go in front of his truck. “The girls told Detective Farless he was giving them the right of way and stopped to let them go past him,” explained Mrs. Bell. A report by OCSO Deputy Yamil Astacio stated he was told by a resident of the area that the man was driving very slowly through the neighborhood when he stopped “... and asked two little girls if they would like to jump in his truck.” Mrs. Bell said there apparently was some miscommunication about what happened which was cleared up by the detective’s interview. Mrs. Bell went on to say law enforcement is still investigating a Sept. 5 incident at Central Elementary School where a white male with a beard tried to get a fourth grade student to get into his car. The man was wearing a blue baseball cap. According to the child the man was driving a white taxi with black letters and numbers on the side. The car also had a yellow taxi sign on its top. The man apparently walked up to the child in the parent pickup section, stated a report by OCSO Deputy and School Resource Of cer Keith Murrish. The deputy went on to state that the bo y did not immediately report the incident. “He said the teachers were talking and he did not want to bother them,” added the deputy. The youngster told his mother, who then reported the incident Monday, Sept. 9, to school of cials. If anyone has information about the incident at the school, they are asked to contact the sheriff’s of ce at 863-763-3117. Report: Man wasn’t coaxing girls into truc k By Eric KoppOkeechobee NewsAn Okeechobee man has been jailed on allegations he stole metal items from a local business that were valued in excess of $5,000. Xavier Javern Cummings, 25, N.W. 10th St., was arrested Thursday, Sept. 12, on felony charges of burglary of an unoccupied structure, dealing in stolen property and grand theft. Cummings is being held in the Okeechobee County Jail on $145,000 bond. An arrest report by Detective Bettye Taylor, of the Okeechobee City Police Department (OCPD), stated that Cummings took fth-wheel frames, transmission, engine frames and various other metal items from the local business. Those items were then taken to a local recycling facility and sold, continued the arrest report. Detective Taylor and OCPD Of cer Chad Troutman went to that facility and apparently identi ed several of the items reportedly stolen from the business. According to the detective’s report Cummings took the items to the facility but could not sell them because he didn’t have the necessary identi cation. So, to counteract that, Cummings would allegedly take someone else with him and then use their identi cation to complete the transaction. On at least one occasion, added the report, a man was paid $20 for using his identi cation. Alleged burglar jailed on $145,000 bond Xavier Cummings Okeechobee Arrest Report Okeechobee Humane Society Pet Rescue needs volunteersThe Okeechobee Humane Society Pet/ Rescue needs volunteers to help with ofce work and to help as kennel supervisors. The organization is non-pro t, with no paid staff and depends on donations and community volunteers. For information, contact Belinda Forlifer at 863-357-1104.

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 CANCER?15 Minute chat with Dr. Kumar, at no charge, to discuss Advanced Treatment options personalized just for you.Limited Appointments. CALL NOW 863-467-9500Big Lake Cancer Center1115 North Parrott Avenue, Okeechobee Exceeding patients expectations~ every day!Ž RADIATION ONCOLOGISTS ORTHOPAEDICS Dr. Benjamin Epstein Dr. Epstein is an experienced orthopaedic surgeon, who has been in practice for 20 years. Dr. Epstein is Board Certi“ed by the American Osteopathic Academy of Orthopedics. Great Orthopaedic CareRight Here in OkeechobeeOrthopaedic Specialists at Raulerson is located at 1924 Hwy 441 North, Okeechobee (just north of the Hospital, in the blue-roof building) Call for an appointment 863-357-0540. We Treat Kids Too! For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 863-357-0540 .Orthopaedic Specialists at Raulerson offers a full range of orthopaedic services including: € Total Hip and Knee Replacements € Arthroscopic Surgery & Sports Medicine € Pediatric Orthopedics € Work Related injuries Most insurances and Medicare are accepted. The hip joint is one of the bodys largest weight-bearing joints. Its a ball-and-socket j oint. This helps the hip remain stable even during twisting and extreme ranges of motion. A healthy hip joint allows you to walk, squat, and turn without pain. The most common cause of chronic hip pain and disability is arthritis. Osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and traumatic arthritis are the most common forms of this disease. Hip replacement surgery helps more than 200,000 Americans each y ear to relieve their hip pain, and get back to enjoying normal, everyday activities. Total hip replacement surgery almost always: € Stops or greatly reduces hip pain. Even the pain from surgery should go away within weeks.Hip Replacement Surgery Helps Thousands Annually € Increases leg strength. Without hip pain, youll be able to use your legs more. This will build up your muscles. € Improves quality of life by allowing you to do daily tasks and low-impact activities in greater comfort. € Provides years of easier movement. Most total hip replacements last for many years. Dont let hip pain keep you from what you enjoy doing. You may live for scenic walks, playing doubles with friends or swimming laps in the pool. Dont let hip pain stop you from moving! Get the treatment you need to comfortably move with ease. Dr. Benjamin Epstein, Board Certi“ed Orthopaedic Surgeon with Orthopaedic Specialists at Raulerson explains My patients seeking relief from joint pain love having access to great orthopaedic care, right here in Okeechobee.Ž No more traveling great distances and inconveniencing yourself and others. The orthopaedic procedures you require are available in your very own community. If hip pain is keeping you from everyday activities and the weekend recreation you cannot live without, trust an experienced, Board Certi“ed physician to help you love your joints again … sooner. FAMILY MEDICINE GYNECOLOGY 1713 Hwy 441 N. Suite F, Okeechobee, FL Caring Evaluation and Treatment of Women’s Health IssuesD. J B• Laparoscopy Hysterectomy • Urogynecology • Pelvic Prolapse • Minimally Invasive Surgery • Infertility • Hysteroscopy • Menstrual Abnormalities • Endometriosis • Urinary Incontinence • Loss of Libido • Sterilization • Menopausal Disorders Accepting New Patients863-763-8000RaulersonGyn.com 11 Okeechobee News September 18, 2013

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Important Information: Please read your ad carefully the first day it appears. In case of an inadvertent error, please notify us prior to the deadline listed. We will not be responsible for more than 1 incorrect insertion, or for more than the extent of the ad rendered valueless by such errors. Advertiser assumes responsibility for all statements, names and content of an ad, and assumes responsibility for any claims against the INI USA. All advertising is subject to publisher’s approval. The publisher reserves the right to accept or reject any or all copy, and to insert above the copy the word “advertisement”. All ads accepted are subject to credit approval. All ads must conform to INI USA style and are restricted to their proper classifications. Some classified categories require advance payment. These classifications are denoted with an asterisk *. Auctions HUGE AUCTION: Farm, Ranch, Construction Equipment, Misc. ToolsSATURDAY, OCTOBER 5TH, 9AM Now Accepting Consignments Frank E Land, Auctioneerwww.landauctionservice.comLee Civic Center 11831 Bayshore Rd. Enter at Gate 2 Old Bayshore Rd N. Ft. Myers, FL 333917 (239) 936-4121AB2084/AU2814 Garage/ Yard SalesWe Buy Estates Antiques, Collectibles, Household, Tools, Jewelry and etc. Call 863-697-8906 Employment Full TimeCLASS 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 Experienced Only Pipe Layers Please fax resume to 863-763-6337 or apply in person @ Close Construction, 301 NW 4th Ave, Okeechobee, FL 34972. Insurance Agency Looking for a Customer Service Rep/ Salesperson.E-mail resume to: JohnAdams1300 @gmail.com Insurance Agency Looking for a Licensed 220/440 Agent. E-mail resume to: JohnAdams1300 @gmail.com Employment Part Time EXPERIENCED PART TIME COOK MUST BE ABLE TO PASS LEVEL 2 BACKGROUND CHECK AND DRUG TEST PLEASE APPLY IN PERSON AT: 411 SE 4TH STREET Your new home could be in todays paper. Have you looked for it? Business Opportunities NOTICEIndependent Newspapers will never accept any advertisement that is illegal or considered fraudulent. In all cases of questionable value, such as promises of guaranteed income from work-athome programs if it sounds too good to be true, chances are that it is. If you have questions or doubts about any ad on these pages, we advise that before responding or sending money ahead of time, you check with the Better Business Bureau at 772-878-2010 for previous complaints. Some 800 and 900 telephone numbers may require an extra charge, as well as long distance toll costs. We will do our best to alert our reader of these charges in the ads, but occasionally we may not be aware of the charges. Therefore, if you call a number out of your area, use caution. ExcavationLESLIE SUMMERFORD EXCAVATING LLC. Call us for your excavation needs; land clearing ponds, hauling of ll dirt, shell, millings (when available) transportation of heavy equipment. Call Leslie for excavation needs. (863)763-9330 or (863)634-7659. One mans trash is another mans treasure. Turn your trash to treasure with an ad in the classifieds. Farm Miscellaneous8ft hay ring, corral pen 2-4ft gates, hay spear $900.00 or best offer. Call 863-697-3162 Fred or Rosemary! Apartments2bdrm/1bath Duplex in town. Walking distance to stores, NO PETS, First, Last & Security $550.00 a month 863-634-2820 BASSWOOD 2BR, 2BA, laundry rm w/hookups, freshly painted. $700 mo. 1st & sec. of $500. Home Realty Services LLC. Ask for Diane 863-801-4498. Beautiful Samantha’s Garden Apartments 2BR/2BA, in town, W&D, $850 mo. + sec. dep. Call (863)467-9250 or (863)634-5780. KINGS BAY Nice Twnhs. 2 br/1ba, Tiled oors. Inclds Water. $675/mo. + dep. Pool & Tennis Court. 863-801-7206 or 561-358-8128. NW OKEE: 2 BR Apts available on quiet street. Pets welcome. $550mo, $600mo., and $650mo. 1st, last & $500 sec. 561-346-1642. OKEE 2br / 1ba, garage, No pets $650/mo 1st, last & sec. Avail. 9/18 (863)467-2302 or (772)260-6969. How do you find a job in todays competitive market? In the employment section of the classifieds 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 OKEE 3/2 House with fenced in back yard. Immaculate Condition. 211 SE 5th Ave. $1300/month 1st, last $1300 Security. Pets allowed upon approval. Call 863-634-3312. 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 When you want something sold, advertise in the classifieds. Houses SaleOwner Financing3 bdrm 2 bath 8 year old house on 1 acre $3,500.00 down $931.42 a month. Call Beverley 863-634-2820 Lots SaleJust Reduced large fenced lot in Treasure Island with beautiful oak trees. Put a mobile home on lot or build your home $14,500.00 Call 863-634-2820 Priced to sell Residential Building lot, adjoining the golf course at the Beautiful Oaks of Blue Heron. $22,500.00 Call 863-634-2820 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 Nice Clean Newly renovated 2bd homes in nice quiet adult park, small dog okay, $550.00 a month plus security 863-517-5111 or 239-246-6301 OKEECHOBEE: 3/2, Completely furnished with Washer & Dryer. Screen room overlooks private lake w/dock. Short term or long term. ALSO 2/1 Unfurnished. (863)467-2784 Grab a bargain from your neighbors garage, attic, basement or closet in todays classifieds. Mobile Home RentON RIM CANAL: 2 BR, 2BA, Mobile Home on Large lot. $750 mo. 1st, last & $500 sec. dep. Call (863)467-6309 or (561)231-4505 Treasure Island Nice, Clean, Updated 1bd/1ba, partially furnished. $130 weekly plus electric and security. 239-246-6301 or 863-517-5111 Campers/RVsWanted all Travel Trailers, Motor Homes and Fifth Wheels. Any Condition, Cash paid on the spot Call 941-347-7171 Autos WantedCASH FOR CARS No Title Needed, Any Condition. 268junk.com Located in Okeechobee Call (863)268-5865 Time to clean out the attic, basement and/or garage? Advertise your yard sale in the classifieds and make your clean up a breeze! Need a few more bucks to purchase something deer? Pick up some extra bucks when you sell your used items in the classifeids. Reading a newspaper helps you understand the world around you. No wonder newspaper readers are more successful people! Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 2011 CA 378 (Judge Metzger) TD BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, Plaintiff, VS. ESTATE OF ROGER ESTEP a/k/a ROGER L. ESTEP, if any; MERCY ESTEP a/k/a MERCY ANCERO PRIEST a/k/a MERCY ANCERO; JULIE ANN ESTEP a/k/a JULIE E. PRICE, as an heir/bene ciary of the Estate of Roger Estep; JILL CHRISTINE ESTEP a/k/a JILL C. SHAFTLEIN, as an heir/bene ciary of the Estate of Roger Estep; GINA RENEE ESTEP a/k/a GINA LAMET WAGNER a/k/a GINA R. LAMET, as an heir/bene ciary of the Estate of Roger Estep; TENANT # 1, TENANT # 2, unknown tenants in possession, Defendants. NOTICE OF ACTIONTO: MERCY ESTEP a/k/a MERCY ANCERO PRIEST a/k/a MERCY ANCERO 1469 LAKE DRIVE WEST OKEECHOBEE, FL 34974-0286 YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action has been led against you in the Circuit Court of Okeechobee County, Florida, to foreclose a Mortgage recorded on September 9, 2005 in Of cial Records Book 575, Page 1942 of the Public Records o f Okeechobee County, Florida (the “Mortgage”), on the following real property situated, lying, and being in Okeechobee County, Florida, and more particularly described as: Lot 220, Treasure Island Unit No. 8, according to the Plat thereof, as recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 91. Public Records of Okeechobee County, Florida together with all existing or subsequently erected or af xed buildings, improvements, and xtures (the “Property”). You are required to le your written defenses, if any, to it with the Clerk of the above-styled Court and to serve a copy thereof on Jeffrey B. Pertnoy, Esquire, Plaintiffs attorney, whose address is Akerman Senter tt, 222 Lakeview Drive, Suite 400, West Palm Beach, Florida 33401, within thirty (30) days from the rst date of publication of this Notice of Action. If you fail to do so, Judgment by default may be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint. This notice shall be published once a week for two consecutive weeks in Okeechobee News on 9/18/13 & 9/25/2013. WITNESS my hand and seal this 11th day of September, 2013. SHARON ROBERTSON Clerk of the Circuit Court BY: Jennifer Rediker Deputy Cler k 452492 ON 9/18,25/2013 Looking for a place to hang your hat? Look no further than the classifieds. 12 Okeechobee News September 18, 2013

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Public NoticeNOTICE OF MEETING OF THE COQUINA WATER CONTROL DISTRICT THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS FOR COQUINA WATER CONTROL DISTRICT WILL HOLD A MEETING ON THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 2013 AT 9:00 A.M. AT 17429 NW 242ND STREET, OKEECHOBEE, FL 34972 (FIELD OFFICE). A COPY OF THE PROPOSED AGENDA MAY BE OBTAINED UPON REQUEST FROM THE UNDERSIGNED. IF ANY PERSON DECIDES TO APPEAL ANY DECISION MADE BY THE BOARD WITH RESPECT TO ANY MATTER CONSIDERED AT SUCH MEETING; THAT PERSON WILL NEED A RECORD OF THE PRECEEDINGS AND FOR SUCH PURPOSES THAT PERSON MAY NEED TO ENSURE THAT A VERBATIM RECORD OF THE PROCEEDINGS, WHICH INCLUDES THE TESTIMONY AND EVIDENCE UPON WHICH THE APPEAL IS TO BE BASED, IS MADE. ANY PERSON WISHING TO SPEAK AT THE MEETING MUST HAVE THEIR NAME AND TOPIC PLACED ON THE AGENDA ONE WEEK BEFORE THE DATE OF THE MEETING. ALL PROPERTY OWNERS WITHIN THE DISTRICT ARE INVITED TO ATTEND. IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT, PERSONS NEEDING A SPECIAL ACCOMMODATION OR AN INTERPRETER TO PARTICIPATE IN THE PRECEEDINGS SHOULD CONTACT THE DISTRICT’S OFFICE BY CALLING (863)763-460 1 AT LEAST TWO (2) DAYS PRIOR TO THE DATE OF THE MEETING. NOTICE: COQUINA WATER CONTROL DISTRICT HAS AN ONGOING AQUATIC SPRAYING PROGRAM, DISTRICT WIDE. WILLARD M. BYARS CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS 17429 NW 242ND STREET OKEECHOBEE, FL 34972 (863)763-4601 OR (863)634-3166 452805 ON 9/18/2013 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 this 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 SOUTH FLORIDA WATER MANAGEMENT DISTRICT PUBLIC NOTICE OF APPLICATION Notice is hereby given that pursuant to Chapter 373, Florida Statutes, the following application(s) for permit have been received for projects in Okeechobee County: Kennedy Farms Inc (Lamb Island Road) 1797 Bacom Point Road, Pahokee, FL 33476, has submitted Application 130802-8 for renewal of Water Use Permit 47-00911-W for livestock watering and to irrigate 37.54 acres of agricultural lands. The water will be withdrawn from the Upper Floridan Aquifer and the project is located in Section 36, Township 35 South, Range 33 East. MLIC Asset Holdings LLC (Horizon Aggregates) 2203 E Empire Street Suite A, Bloomington, IL 61704, has submitted Application 130815-2 for renewal of Water Use Permit 47-00806-W to dewater on undeveloped lands. The water will be withdrawn from the Water Table Aquifer and the project is located in Section 10,15, Township 35 South, Range 36 East. Rowan Construction LLC (Okeechobee Aggregates Inc) 10455 South 85th Street, Vero Beach, FL 32967, has submitted Application 130816-6 for renewal of Water Use Permit 47-00524-W for an industrial use on 37.89 acres. The water will be withdrawn from on-site borrow pits and the project is located in Section 32, Township 37 South, Range 35 East. Interested persons may comment upon the application or submit a written request for a copy of the staff report containing proposed agency action regarding the application by writing to the South Florida Water Management District, Attn: Regulation Division, PO Box 24680, West Palm Beach, FL 33416-4680, but such comments must be received by 5:00 PM within 21 days from the date of publication. No further public notice will be provided regarding this application. A copy of the staff report must be requested in order to remain advised of further proceedings. Application status and associated documentation can be obtained by accessing the District’s website (www.sfwmd.gov) and selecting Application/Permit Search on the ePermitting page. Substantially affected persons are entitled to request administr ative hearings regarding the proposed agency action by submitting a written request after reviewing the staff report. 452534 ON 9/18/2013 Buying a car? Look in the classifieds. Selling a car? Look in the classifieds. Public Notice Love the earth Recycle your used items by selling them in the classifieds. Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 47-2010-CA-000256 BANK OF AMERICA, N.A. Plaintiff(s), vs. ANSELMO MADRIGAL; et al., Defendant (s). NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Sale will be made pursuant to an Order or Final Summary Judgment. Final Judgment was awarded on December 13, 2012 in Civil Case No.: 472010CA000256, of the Circuit Court of the NINETEENTH Judicial Circuit in and for OKEECHOBEE County, Florida, wherein, BANK OF AMERICA, N.A. is the Plaintiff, and, ANSELMO MADRIGAL; MARYANNE MADRIGAL; AND UNKNOWN TENANT(S) IN POSSESSION are Defendants. The clerk of the court will sell to the highest bidder for cash at 11:00 AM on 16th day of October, 2013 in the Jury Assembly Room on the 2nd oor at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, located at 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 34972, the following described real property as set Final Summary Judgment, to wit: LOTS 11 AND 12, BLOCK 1, PETIT PARK, A SUBIVISION OF THE EAST 1/2 OF THE NORTHWEST 1/4 OF THE SOUTHEAST 1/2 OF SECTION 20 TOWNSHIP 37 SOUTH, RANGE 35 EAST, RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 2, PAGE 19, IN THE OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA Property Address: 1788 SOUTHWEST 8TH STREET, OKEECHOBEE, FLORIDA 34974 ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. WITNESS my hand and the seal of the court on June 6, 2013. Sharon Robertson CLERK OF THE COURT BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk Aldridge / Connors, LLP, Attorney for Plaintiff(s) 7000 West Palmetto Park Rd., Suite 307 Boca Raton, FL 33433 Phone: 561.392.6391 Fax: 561.392.6965 IMPORTANTIf 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. 446889 ON 9/18,25/2013 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: docservice@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 Your new car could be in todays paper. Have you looked for it? Public Notice When you want something sold, advertise in the classifieds. 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 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, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk 449265 ON 9/11,18/2013 Join all the people who say, I sold it in the classifieds.Ž Join all the people who say, I sold it in the classifieds.Ž One mans trash is another mans treasure. Turn your trash to treasure with an adintheclassifieds Public Notice Earn some extra cash. Sell your used items in the classifieds The classifieds are the most successful salesperson in town. How do you find a job in todays competitive market? In the employment section oftheclassifieds Public Notice 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 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. SHARON ROBERTSON CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk 451622 ON 9/11,18/2013 IN 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 claim within 60 days after the sale. 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 Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 19th JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE No. 47-2011-CA-000394 BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP FKA COUNTRYWIDE 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. 47-2011CA-000394 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 COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP, Plaintiff, and, MCCAIN, DAVID P., et. al., are Defendants, the Clerk o f 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. 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 Clerk Circuit Court BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Cler k 451650 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; i f 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 Cler k 449260 ON 9/11,18/2013 13 Okeechobee News September 18, 2013 Reading a newspaper helps you plan your time wisely.No wonder newspaper readers enjoy life more!

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Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY CIVIL DIVISION Case No.: 11000439CA REGIONS BANK, SUCCESSOR BY MERGER WITH UNION PLANTERS BANK, N.A., D/B/A REGIONS MORTGAGE, Plaintiff, -vsPAUL J. ARNOLD; JOSE E. SANTIAGO, if living, and all unknown parties claiming by, through, under or against the above named Defendant who is not known to be dead or alive, whether said unknown parties may claim an interest as spouses, heirs, devisees, grantees, assignees, lienors, creditors, trustees or other claimants, claiming by, through, under or against the said JOSE E. SANT IAGO; and TAYLOR CREEK CONDOMINIUM ASSOCIATION, INC., A FLORIDA NON-PROFIT CORPORAT ION; Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure entered in the above-styled cause, in the Circuit Court of Okeechobee County, Florida, I will sell the property situate in Okeechobee County, Florida, described as: UNIT NO. 3, BUILDING B, TAYLOR CREEK CONDOMINIUM, A CONDOMINIUM ACCORDING TO THE DECLARATION OF CONDOMINIUM THEREOF RECORDED IN O.R. BOOK 221, PAGE 379, AND RE-RECORDED IN O.R. BOOK 225, PAGE 1640, PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash, in the Second Floor Jury Assembly Room, Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 312 North West 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida, at 11:00 a.m. on October 16, 2013. A NY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FUNDS FROM THIS 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 IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 45.031(1)(a), FLORIDA STATUTES. DATED this 16th day of August, 2013. SHARON ROBERTSON CLERK OF COURT BY: Sandra L. Creech DEPUTY CLERK If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Corrie Johnson, A DA 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 y ou are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. 450984 ON 9/18,25/2013 Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 47-2012-CA-000348 DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST COMPANY, AS TRUSTEE OF INDYMAC RESIDENTIAL MORTGAGEBACKED TRUST, SERIES 2006-L1, RESIDENTIAL MORTGAGE-BACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2006-L1, Plaintiff, v. V ICTOR A. BALTA; MARIA P. MARULLBALTA; ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANT(S) WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE. WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER. CLAIMANTS; SUNDANCE TRAILS RANCH HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC., Defendant(s). NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order of Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated August 27, 2013, entered in Civil Case No. 47-2012CA-000348 of the Circuit Court of the Nineteenth Judicial Circuit in and for Okeechobee County, Florida, wherein the Clerk of the Circuit Court will sell to the highest bidder for cash on the 16th 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 34972 in accordance with Chapter 45 Florida Statutes, relative to the following described property as set forth in the Final Judgment, to wit: LOT 48 OF THE PLAT OF SUNDANCE TRAILS RANCH, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 7, Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION CASE NO. 13000219CAA CITIMORTGAGE, INC., Plaintiff, VS. BENJAMIN LEIGHTON, JR. A/K/A BENJAMINE E. LEIGHTON, JR A/K/A BENJAMIN E. LEIGHTON A/K/A BENJAMIN LEIGHTON, et.al. Defendant(s). NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated August 14 2013, and entered in case number 13000219CAA of the Circuit Court of the Nineteenth Judicial Circuit in and for Okeechobee County, Florida, wherein CITIMORTGAGE, INC., is the Plaintiff and BENJAMIN LEIGHTON, JR. A/K/A BENJAMINE E. LEIGHTON, JR. A/K/A BENJAMIN E. LEIGHTON A/K/A BENJAMIN LEIGHTON; OAK TREE PLACE HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC.; ESCAMBIA COUNTY HOUSING FINANCE AUTHORITY; UNKNOWN TENANTS 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 oor, Okeechobee County Judicial Center 312 NW 3rd St., Okeechobee, FL 34972, at 11:00 AM on October 16, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: UNIT F, OF DWELLING STRUCTURE 10, OAK TREE PLACE, TOGETHER WITH THE LAND IMMEDIATELY UNDERLYING SAID UNIT, AS DESCRIBED AND DEPICTED IN DECLARATION OF PARTY FACILITIES AND PROTECTIVE COVENANTS FOR OAK TREE PLACE, AS RECORDED IN OFFICIAL RECORDS BOOK 260, PAGE 999, AND AMENDMENTS THERETO, AS RECORDED IN OFFICIAL RECORDS BOOK 261, PAGE 1405, AND IN OFFICIAL RECORDS BOOK 303, PAGE 1083, AND ANY AND ALL AMENDMENTS THERETO, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA.Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must le a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated this 15th day of August, 2013. Sharon Robertson As Clerk of the Court BY: Sandra L. Creech As 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. 450892 ON 9/18,25/2013 Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 47-2011-CA-000216 WELLS FARGO BANK, NA, Plaintiff, vs. LALDHARRIE SAMAROO, et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN Pursuant to a Final Judgment of ForecloIN 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 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 p endens must le a 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. 47-2008CA-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 14 Okeechobee News September 18, 2013PAGE 69, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must le a claim within 60 days after the sale. ATTENTION: PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact: Corrie Johnson, ADA Coordinator 250 NW Country Club Drive Suite 217 Port St. Lucie, FL 34986 Phone: (772) 807-4370 DATED AT OKEECHOBEE, FLORIDA THIS 28th DAY OF August, 2013. SHARON ROBERTSON CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk 451683 ON 9/18,25/2013 sure dated August 12, 2013, and entered in Case No. 47-2011CA-000216 of the Circuit Court of the Nineteenth Judicial Circuit in and for Okeechobee County, Florida in which Wells Fargo Bank, NA, is the Plaintiff and Laldharrie Samaroo, Sumintra A. Samaroo, 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 16th day of October 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment of Foreclosure: LOT 6, BLOCK 3, LAKE MONTAZA ESTATES, SECTION ONE, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 5, PAGE 15-19, PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. TOGETHER WITH MANUFACTURED HOME DESCRIBED AS: USED REDMAN HOMES SERIAL NUMBER 13007180A/13007180B. A/K/A 35239 NE 4TH DRIVE, OKEECHOBEE, FL 34972 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must le a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated in Okeechobee County, Florida this 14TH day of August, 2013. SHARON ROBERTSON Clerk of the Circuit Court Okeechobee County, Florida BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk 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. 450896 ON 9/18,25/2013 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 READING A NEWSPAPER... saves you money by providing information about the best buys. No wonder newspaper readers earn more! Special to the Okeechobee News/ CESStudents of the weekCongratulations to the students of the week for Central Elementary School for the week of Sept. 13: Sophia Haygood, Ricardo Garcia, Ryan Brauthigom, Daniela Sanchez, Kenia Rayo, Layla Salazar, Healey Rodgers, Xavier Kinty, Hubert Jenkins, Damien Urbina, Jasmin Flores, Jonah Allen, Hannah Williams, Alanah Tinajero, Priscilla Velazquez, Giovanni Mijares, Penelope VanEman, Andres Gomez, Colton Wood, Cameron Runyon, Juan Cruz-Diaz, Ruby Garcia, Magalie Pineda, Givovani Garcia, April Rose Salva, Aleah Pritchard, Damaris Olivera, Charlie Collier, Maddie Williams and Rye Dioquino. 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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Good news about your business? Your civic group? Your community?Tell your own story! 100 words and one photo for only $25!Publish Your News today!Just visit www.newszap.com, click on your community, and then on the link for Publish Your News. 16 Okeechobee News September 18, 2013 By Charles M. MurphyOkeechobee News Yearling played a near awless game with their serves, defense and passes and overw helmed Osceola, 25-7 and 25-10 in a battle of two, unbeaten middle school volleyball teams Monday at Yearling Middle School. The Lady Bulls took early leads of 10-3 in the rst game and 11-1 in the second game and were never challenged by the Warriors, 2-1. YMS improved to 3-0. Alumni from both schools were on hand to watch the annual battle between Okeechobee's two middle schools. In recent y ears it has been all YMS as they have a long w inning streak against Osceola. Megan Hargraves had seven service points in the rst game to start the match for the Lady Bulls. Hargraves, Rachel Bryan and several other players had service aces. Osceola made several of the points into long volleys but didn't show the power, height at the net, or the precision of the Yearling girls. Yearling coach Kellyann Campbell said her girls were excited and got motivated once they took the lead, "Everyone was on point today. The passes were made to the setter, the hits were to the corners, and everything was perfect." Campbell said YMS is always motivated to beat their rivals and has worked hard to get ready. She said the girls got the victory they deserved. "Nerves do get to the girls when they play their rivals. I feel like we knew where to hit the ball. They appeared to be a little confused but I think there were de nitely some good plays on both sides," she added. OMS had trouble getting any runs at all. Y earling also limited their unforced errors. The Lady Warriors had a few service faults that prevented them from getting more points. Campbell said her team works on their entire game each day in practice and that appears to help when the matches are played. Artha Jonassaint played a steady game for YMS. She said the team prepared for a long time to play Osceola and the hard work paid off, "We were a lot more aggressive and took a lot of hard hits. Our serves and passes w ere on point and we weren't as nervous as Osceola. I do think Osceola did an awesome job overall." Jonassaint said it is dif cult when you play a match with a lot of emotion because many of the Osceola players are teammates in the Big Lake Juniors travel league. She said it is always fun to play against them. "We just played with a lot of heart tonight and that resulted in the victory," she added. Yearling will host Storm Grove for soccer and volleyball on Wednesday. The Lady Bulls also play Pemayetv Emahakv in Brighton on Thursday afternoon at 4:30 p.m. The soccer match between Osceola and Yearling was postponed due to rain. No makeup date was immediately set. Y MS downs OMS; improves to 3-0 Okeechobee News/ Charles MurphyArtha Jonassaint and many of the Yearling players had strong games in their victory over Osceola Monday. Okeechobee News/ Charles MurphyPerla Contreras, #12, makes a set as Macy Collier looks on during the match between Osceola and Yearling Monday.