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Wednesday, October 2, 2013 50¢ Plus tax V ol. 104 No. 118 15.91 feetLast Year: 15.62 feet Lake LevelsSource: South Florida Water Management District. Depth given in feet above sea level See page 4 for information about how to contact this newspaper. B r e a s t C a n c e r Breast Cancer a w a r e n e s s awareness ... Inside Fatal crash on S.R. 78 ... Page 2 By Eric KoppOkeechobee News The changes recommended in the sheriff’s budget by county administrator Robbie Chartier have turned out to be a double-edged sword: they saved eight positions thought to be lost, but now there are no available funds in case of an emergency. Sheriff Paul May and the Okeechobee County Board of County Commissioners are mired in a budget dispute that apparently will only be solved when the sheriff presents his appeal to the Florida Cabinet in Tallahassee. No date has been set for that meeting. The sheriff is seeking a budget of $15.3 million but commissioners, by a 4-1 margin last week, said they were only giving him $13.1 million. That leaves a difference of $2.2 million. However, at last Thursday evening’s budget meeting Mrs. Chartier offered some suggestions that could bring the two sides a little closer together. Among those suggestions was taking away the sheriff’s capital outlay budget of $490,000; cutting operating expenses to the tune of $272,383; eliminating the Okeechobee Narcotics Task Force positions if they can’t be funded; and, asking the school board to pay the full cost of the School Resource Of cer (SRO) program. On the plus side, by cutting the capital outla y plan and operating expenses, the sheriff will be able to keep eight positions he initially thought would be eliminated. At rst, the sheriff’s of ce said they would be laying off 38 employees but that number was later corrected to 36. Sheriff’s of ce cuts 28 jobs By Eric KoppOkeechobee News A Georgia teen was arrested after he led local police on an early morning chase through Okeechobee that reached speeds of 110 mph. The teen—Eden eld Chastine Jr., 15, Union City, Ga.—was eventually arrested on S.R. 70 E. near Fort Pierce after he crashed his car, reportedly stolen out of Union City, Ga., then ed on foot. The teen was taken into custody when a St. Lucie County Sheriff’s Of ce (SLCSO) K-9 found the teen hiding in some bushes along a canal bank. Chastine was arrested on a local felony charge of eeing and eluding a law enforcement of cer. He was also charged with the misdemeanors of no valid driver’s license and resisting a law enforcement of cer without violence. Following his arrest the teen was taken to the St. Lucie Regional Detention Center in Fort Pierce. An arrest report by Of cer Ryan Holroyd, of the Okeechobee City Police Department (OCPD), indicated Chastine was also arrested on a juvenile take and hold warrant out of Palm Beach County. That warrant charged him with the feloTeen leads police on 110-mph chase See OCSO — Page 20 Eden eld Chastine See CHASE — Page 19 Special to the Okeechobee News/ Joe SuarezOkeechobee High School Band presents ‘Immortal Love’The Okeechobee High School Brahman Band presented its show "Immortal Love," for the rst time at Boca Raton High School during the Cavalcade of Bands on Sept. 28. The band is directed by Clint LaFlam. They are competing in the 4A Division. They made a strong showing. Their next competition will be on Oct. 12.

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Let us know by emailing feedback@newszap.com or calling your editor.Community Service Through Journalism 2 Okeechobee News October 2, 2013 Today: Partly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm and a chance of rain in the afternoon. High of 88F. Winds from the ENE at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 20%. Tonight: Partly cloudy. Fog overnight. Low of 68F. Winds less than 5 mph.Extended ForecastThursday: Partly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm and rain showers. High of 86F. Winds from the NNW at 10 to 15 mph shifting to the South in the afternoon. Chance of rain 40%. Thursday Night: Partly cloudy with a chance of rain in the evening, then overcast. Fog overnight. Low of 70F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 20%. Friday: Overcast with a chance of a thunderstorm and rain in the afternoon. High of 88F. Winds from the East at 5 to 10 mph. Okeechobee Forecast TAMPA—The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) and AAA are partnering to reduce distracted driving on Florida’s roadways by educating the public about the new Florida law banning texting while driving. On Oct. 1, 2013, the “Florida ban on Texting While Driving Law” went into effect, w hich will help promote safe driving and address critical issues related to distracted driving in the state of Florida. The provisions of the law state that a person may not operate a motor vehicle in motion while manually typing into a wireless communications dev ice known as texting, emailing and instant messaging (non-voice). “AAA applauds Florida for taking steps to save lives,” said Amy Stracke, managing director, AAA Traf c Safety Advocacy, The Auto Club Group. “Too many needless deaths are occurring because of vehicle crashes caused by distracted driving.” To help educate motorists, events are planned and information is being shared across the state during the month of October. This includes participation at high school assemblies, radio public service announcements, collaboration with local law enforcement agencies, and a variety of print messaging and electronic notices along Florida highways and turnpikes. Organizations interested in helping promote the new law can visit their local AAA of ce for information. Sending or receiving a text takes a driver’s eyes from the road for an average of 4.6 seconds, the equivalent of driving, at 55 mph, the length of an entire football eld, blind. With more than 6 billion text messages sent each day in the United States, it is important to remind drivers to “Put It Down.” FDOT Secretary Ananth Prasad said, “Distracted driving is a serious danger on our roadways. We’re reminding drivers to be responsible and not text while driving.”Safety Tips: Put the cell phone away or silence it while driving so you are not tempted to respond while in motion.  Download an app that disables the device while in motion.  Designate a non-driving texter to respond for you. The Put It Down campaign is part of a comprehensive approach that includes law enforcement and education. State bans texting while driving GLADES COUNTY—The driver of a 2007 Chrysler Town & Country van was killed around 12:42 a.m. Oct. 1 in an accident inv olving three vehicles on S.R. 78. According to the Florida Highway Patrol report, the driver’s name has been withheld pending noti cation of next of kin. According to the FHP report, the van was traveling eastbound on S.R. 78 approaching Tomato Grade Road when, for unknown reasons, the vehicle crossed over the westbound lane in a northeasterly direction, causing the left side of the van to collide with a guardrail on the north side of S.R. 78. The van was redirected toward the southeast and began to rotate counter-clockwise w hile crossing over the eastbound lane. The van entered the south grassy shoulder and struck a tree stump, causing the vehicle to change direction, rotating clockwise, then tip onto its left side as it crashed into a tree and arrived at its nal resting place, facing south. The driver got out of the vehicle and w alked to the north shoulder of the road. Ricky Lynn Mattox, 53, of Avon Park was driving a 2005 Kenworth truck and was approaching the initial crash scene. As this vehicle approached, the van driver walked into the eastbound lane and stepped into the path of the oncoming truck, according to the FHP report. The front of the truck struck the van driver, who was then thrown into the westbound lane. Mr. Mattox stopped his truck on the south, paved apron of S.R. 78 and turned on his hazard lights. Thomas Lee Miller, 51, of Okeechobee, was driving a 2003 Chevrolet Trailblazer and also eastbound on S.R. 78. As he approached the crash scene, Mr. Miller steered his vehicle into the westbound lane to go around Mr. Mattox’s stopped truck. The front of the Trailblazer hit the van driver, who was lying in the center of the westbound lane. Mr. Miller continued past the scene, stopped and returned to stop in a protective position near the van driver and in the westbound lane. The van driver was pronounced dead by Okeechobee County Fire/Rescue medical personnel. Man killed in S.R. 78 crash

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By Tammi KellyOkeechobee News PNC Bank partnered with Lori Mixon and her Real Estate group along with PNC’s mortgage loan of cer to put on the inaugural lending day at PNC on Sept. 27. Local residents could come in, be approved to buy a home and ask as many questions they like about the housing market. Pritchard’s and Associates agents were also there to help with home insurance rates. “We hope to do this every month here at the Okeechobee PNC branch,” said Claudia Gomez, PNC branch manger. PNC is one of the few banks to loan to people with a credit score of 620 instead of a 640 required for FHA loans. PNC was rated number one in client services in 2012. “We are about big corporate businesses but our customers service comes rst. We are all about keep the customer happy,” said Mrs. Gomez. PNC now has a mortgage loan of cer in the Okeechobee branch every week. Lending day held at PNC Bank The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, J acksonville District, has awarded its third contract over the past month to replace two additional water control structures in Herbert Hoover Dike (HHD) as part of the ongoing rehabilitation project for the earthen structure surrounding Lake Okeechobee. The corps awarded the contract Sept. 27 for $36.1 million to Harry Pepper & A ssociates of Jacksonville,. The contract calls for replacement of Culvert 8 (S-268) near Okeechobee along the north side of the lake and Culvert 13 (S-272) near Canal Point 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. “This award completes the contract solicitations we planned for fiscal year 2013,” said Tim Willadsen, Herbert Hoover Dike Rehabilitation Project manager. “The design and bid packages have been worked for most of the past year. We are now ready to move ahead with the construction of the six structures that were awarded in 2013, and press forward with additional contract work in 2014.” 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 16 of the structures. Other risk-reduction measures include installation of a partially penetrating cutoff wall between Port Mayaca and Belle Glade, the filling of a quarry near Pahokee, and removal of vegetation on the dike. The total investment since 2007 is more than $400 million. Herbert Hoover Dike is a 143-mile, earthen levee that surrounds Lake Okeechobee, the second largest freshwater lake in the United States. For information on the Herbert Hoover Dike project, visit the Jacksonville District website at: http://www.saj. usace.army.mil/Missions/CivilWorks / LakeOkeechobee/HerbertHooverDike. aspx. Corps awards contract for dike rehabilitation 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 KICK OFF YOUR ULTIMATE TAILGATE PARTY. 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 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 3 Okeechobee News October 2, 2013 Okeechobee News/ Tammi KellyFrom left to right are Jade Leonard, Christine Clifford, Xiomara Chvarria, Niki Laurnce, Patricia McWhorter, Claudia Gomez, Niki Salmon, Lori Mixon, Ronise Toledo, Joe Stas, Sam Mejia, Jan Price, Kaitlyn Furphy and Heather Lanning.

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Budget While I don’t agree with all of Mrs. Chartier’s recommendations, I do have to give her credit for at least looking for places t o trim the budget and for not accepting t he “always done it that way” mentality. F or example, looking at how many bailiffs t hey need, she called the clerk’s of ce to nd out how many days they use the three c ourtrooms and the hearing room. Since t he most you would need at one time is four, it makes sense that ve bailiffs would b e enough. Most days they only need three and there could be days that there are not even three judges working in Okeechobee County, but it can happen that they would need four and people do have sick days and v acation days. Since the courthouse is not open nights, weekends or holidays, you only need one shift. While cutting one position, is a “drop in a bucket” you have to look at every place it is possible to save money and it adds up.  Managing a $13 million budget is a big j ob. These days the job of sheriff either requires someone with business management experience or someone who will delegate b udgeting to a highly quali ed nancial manager/accountant. No longer is it just the modern version of Pogy Bill knocking heads and keeping order.  The sheriff needs the staff he has to make the jail run ef ciently.  There are many things that we as indiv iduals can do to help make this county safer. The sheriff’s of ce is struggling with budget cutbacks. We can help prevent crime by s imply making sure we lock our cars—even w hen they are parked in our own driveways. Lock your house too when you are going out and when you turn in for the night.  Other county departments have vehic les. It is not just the sheriff’s of ce. I think t hey need to review every vehicle that the c ounty owns and see which ones are really needed and which ones really qualify to be taken home. It seems there are a lot of personal miles on those county vehicles and that expense adds up. The marked cop cars I can understand, and if a detective is on call, I can understand taking a company vehicle home. But unless the person has the expectation to be called in the middle of the night and is expected to respond immediately to somewhere other than the normal of ce, there is no need for a take-home vehicle.  County wide it would probably be a good thing to look at every expense and see if it still makes sense or if there would be a better way to do it. For example, contracting out the building permits seems to work. That of ce is paying for itself with the permitting fees.Hauntings October is almost here. Just for a change of pace, does anyone know any local ghost stories? I have heard the one about the ghost in the old bank building, reportedly a member of the Ashley gang who was trapped in the safe during a robbery. And there was a story about weird happenings around the area where the Battle of Okeechobee was fought.  Boo! Did I scare ya? Heard tall tales that the old jail was haunted. It was demolished several years back.Shut down I am sick and tired of the games that the Congress and the White House play with our lives. They need to stop all this nonsense and work together to get the country back on track. I think they should start by removing the special subsidies that Congress and the president get for their own health care plans. Put them on the same footing with the rest of this. If Obamacare is good enough for us, it should be good enough for Congress and for the president and their families. October 2, 2013 4 Okeechobee News OPINION Public Forum/Speak Out 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! Life Community Church 701 S. Parrott Ave., will have their FREE family movie night on Friday, Oct. 4, at 7 p.m. The movie, “Music of the Heart” is based on the true story of how Roberta Guaspari’s musical gift affected her students in a tough inner city neighborhood to show them their dreams were not too far out of their reach. Free popcorn and drinks. The public is invited. Haven of Rest Church 912 N.W. Second St. would like to invite everyone to their weekly 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 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” at First United Methodist Church 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., Room #21, 200 N.W. Second St. The fall study is “Adventures in Prayer.” Participants will look at the prayers of Daniel, David, Paul and, of course, Jesus, in a study from Moody by Stuart Briscoe; prayers and hymns from some of the masters: Augustine, the Welseys and the Reformers; the contemporary prayers of Catherine Marshall, Joyce Meyers, Henry Blackaby and Ravi Zacharias. For more information, call Nancy Vaughan at the church, 863-763-4021. Jesus Holy Ghost Crusade Ministry Soup Kitchen and Thrift Store 1401 N.E. Park St., is in need of donations of any type. All donations are tax deductible. Help is needed to put a roof on the church and paint 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 b y 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 everyone to the 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 Baptis t Church 500 S.W. 9th St, would like to invite the public to attend any or all of their services each Sunday. Sunday School is at 10 a.m. for all ages. Morning worship service is at 10:45 a.m. and includes old fashion singing and praising God. The youth “band,” consists of the piano, violin, mandolin and guitar, as well as, various singing groups. Be blessed with the preaching o f God’s Word (KJV) and a church family with a heart of love. Wednesday evening prayer and Bible study is at 7 p.m. For more information, please call: 863-763-0669. The First United Methodist Church Library would like to invite everyone to visit their Lending Library, Room 20, at 200 N.E. Second St., in Okeechobee. All are welcome to complete an application, no charge, to take advantage of wholesome reading, viewing and educational material for adults, children and youth. They have ction and non ction in literature, philosophy, religion and Christian romance, social sciences, geography and history. They also have materials for home schooling, with over 200 DVDs, VCRs, cassettes, national magazines, etc. Hours are Sunday, 9:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Tuesday, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Wednesday, 6–8 p.m. For further information, call Doris Entry at 863-467-1548. Local churches host special programs Humane Society 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 863-3571104.

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 For more information, contact 863.763.3134 email ”bizsearch@newszap.com 5 Okeechobee News October 2, 2013 By Eric KoppOkeechobee News An area man is being held on bond in the Okeechobee County Jail on charges he stole items totalling over $4,500 from a large shed then sold the items at a local recycling facility. Jason Travis Gwaltney, 22, U.S. 441 S.E., Okeechobee, was arrested Tuesday, Sept. 24, on felony charges of burglary of an unoccupied structure, grand theft, dealing in stolen property and giving false information to a second-hand metals recycler. Gwaltney was then arrested Thursday, Sept. 26, in regard to a second burglary case and was charged with burglary of an unoccupied dwelling, grand theft, dealing in stolen property and giving false information to a second-hand metals recycler. He is being held on a total bond of $30,000. Arrest reports by Detective Rosemary Farless and Detective Mark Shireman, both of the Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Of ce (OCSO), indicated Gwaltney took a number of different items. Among those items was: a tool box containing miscellaneous tools; a 24-speed bicycle; a microwave oven; solar frames; a custom-made bench seat for a boat; ceiling fans, a water pump; a weed eater; and, a hot water heater. Detective Farless stated Gwaltney took the items he had stolen from a large shed then hid them in some woods near his home. He would then take a few items at a time to the recycling facility and sell them. Gwaltney, stated the report, waited “... until the heat died down— thinking he wouldn’t get caught.” Detective Farless went on to indicate she recovered photos from the metals recycler of Gwaltney selling the items, along with receipts and ticket numbers of the transactions. According to the detective’s report the man completed six transactions from Aug. 27 through Sept. 11. In Detective Shireman’s case, Gwaltne y reportedly broke into a home and took the ceiling fans, a water pump, a water heater and some other items. Some witnesses reportedly told the detective they noticed a suspicious vehicle driving away from the home and jotted down the license tag number. The detective went on to state that through the course of his investigation he obtained photos of a car with the same tag number selling items at the local recycling center. Felony burglary suspect held on $30,000 bond 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).  Herbert Marion Wells, 58, Tiffany Place, W est Palm Beach, was arrested Sept. 28 by Deputy Matthew Grumbling on a Palm Beach County warrant charging him with the misdemeanor of violation of probation driving under the in uence. He is being held w ithout bond.  Rusty Bailes, 36, S.E. Sixth St., Okeechobee, was arrested Sept. 28 by Deputy Matthew Hurst on a felony charge of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. His bond was set at $500.  Sabrina Jean Snyder, 24, S.W. 22nd St., Okeechobee, was arrested Sept. 28 by Of cer Cesar Romero on a DOC warrant charging her with the felonies of violation of probation giving false information to a pawnbroker and violation of probation dealing in stolen property. She is being held w ithout bond. Snyder was later arrested by Deputy John Ashby on an additional DOC w arrant charging her with the felonies of v iolation of probation traf cking in stolen property and violation of probation giving false information to a pawnbroker. She is being held without bond.  Jerkota Hyrell McNeil, 21, N.E. Seventh St., Okeechobee, was arrested Sept. 29 by Detective Bryan Lowe on a felony charge of sexual battery victim over 12 years of age. His bond was set at $50,000.  Joshua David Grossman, 20, S.E. 86th Blvd., Okeechobee, was arrested Sept. 29 by Deputy Corporal Randy Thomas on amended DOC warrants charging him with violation of probation burglary (two counts), v iolation of probation traf cking in stolen property (two counts) and violation of probation giving false information to a pawnbroker (two counts). He is being held without bond.  Thomas L. Vandergrift, 63, N.E. 98th St., Okeechobee, was arrested Sept. 30 by Deputy William Jolly on warrants charging him with violation of probation (three counts). He is being held without bond.  Misty Laurae Willis, 35, N.W. 11th Ave., Okeechobee, was arrested Sept. 30 by Deputy Nathaniel Mitchell on a Highlands County warrant charging her with the felony of obtaining property by false personation, and misdemeanor charges of petit theft (eight counts). Her bond was set at $19,000.  Cristobal Jonas Miranda-Godinez, 21, S.E. Amherst St., Stuart, was arrested Sept. 30 by Deputy Nathaniel Mitchell on a Martin County warrant charging him with violation of probation driving under the in uence. He is being held without bond.  Justin Kase Mosteller, 23, S.E. 25th Drive, Okeechobee, was arrested Sept. 30 by Deputy Ben Lisle on a Martin County warrant charging him with the felonies of dealing in stolen property (seven counts) and giving false information to a second-hand metals recycler (seven counts). His bond was set at $52,500.  Angel Lacinda Cortez, 31, S.W. Ninth Way, Okeechobee, was arrested Sept. 30 by the Okeechobee Narcotics Task Force on a felony charge of possession of a controlled substance (buprenorphine) and a misdemeanor charge of possession of drug paraphernalia. Her bond was set at $6,000.  Kristie Nell Courson, 34, N.W. 35th Ave., Okeechobee, was arrested Oct. 1 by Deputy John Hazy on an Okeechobee County warrant charging her with grand theft. Her bond was set at $5,000. This column lists arrests and not convictions, unless otherwise stated. Anyone listed here who is later found innocent or has had the charges against them dropped is welcome to inform this newspaper. The information will be con rmed and printed. Okeechobee Arrest Report Jason Travis Gwaltney Legislative delegation to meetThe Okeechobee County Legislative Delegation meeting will be Friday, Oct. 4, from 3 until 5 p.m. or upon completion of the agenda, in the boardroom of the Okeechobee County Commission, located at 304 Northwest Second Street, Okeechobee, Florida 34972. Discussion of issues regarding local legislation for the 2014 Legislative Session will be held at this time. Individuals wishing to address the Delegation on local bills being considered should plan to attend the public hearing at the Okeechobee County Commission Chambers, 304 Northwest Second Street, Okeechobee, Florida 34972. Following the consideration of local bills, the public will be invited to address the Delegation on state issues that are of concern. For information, e-mail Libby Maxwell at Libby.maxwell@my oridahouse.gov; or, call 863-462-5019.

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Obituaries should be submitted to t he Okeechobee News by e-mailing o bits@newszap.com. Customers may also r equest photos and links to online guest b ooks. A link to the obituaries is available at w ww.newszap.com.Daiana Belen Fonseca, 22 OKEECHOBEE — Daiana Belen Fonseca, 22 of Okeechobee, passed away unexpectedly on Monday, September 16, 2013. She was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina and was a resident of Okeechobee since 2002, coming from her birthplace. Daiana was a high school graduate and was a bartender for the past year at El Cielo Azul in Okeechobee. She is survived by her parents, Carlos and Simonet Fonseca of Buenos Aires, Argentina; three brothers, Eliseo (Erica) Fonseca of Okeechobee, Marcos Fonseca and Diego Fonseca, both of Buenos Aires, Argentina; two nephews Aidan and Mason. Visitation will be 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., Tuesday, October 1, 2013 at Buxton-Seawinds Funeral Home. A Funeral Service will be 2 p.m., Wednesday, October 2, 2013 at Buxton-Seawinds Funeral Home, 3833 SE 18th Terr., Okeechobee, FL 34974. Burial will follow at Evergreen Cemetery in Okeechobee, FL. Arrangements are under the direction of Buxton-Seawinds Funeral Home & Crematory, 3383 SE 18th Ter., Okeechobee, FL 34974. Online condolences may be sent to http://www.buxtonseawinds.com/ Gene Hess, 83Gene Hess 83, veteran and long time resident of Hidden Acres Estates passed away late Saturday, September 21. He will be missed.Max L. Gordon, 78OKEECHOBEE — Max L. Gordon, 78 passed away on Friday, September 27, 2013 at Lawnw ood Regional Medical Center in Ft. Pierce FL. He was a resident of Okeechobee, FL since 1999. He was the only son of the late Cecil and Ruby Gordon of Stockwell, IN. Max graduated from Stockwell High School in 1953. He also graduated from DeVry Technical Institute in Chicago. He served in the US A rmy from 1958-1960. He owned and operated a television and appliance repair business for several years in Brookston, IN. He was a Deputy Sheriff for many years in White County and Benton County. He retired from Purdue University as a Temperature Control Technician in 1997. He w as an EMT in Benton County for many years and very involved in umpiring Little League State and Regional tournaments. After retiring to Florida, he worked at the Okeechobee Lucky Lanes Bowling Center. He was an avid sherman and bowler. Friends would say he was very outgoing, never knew a stranger and would help anyone at any time that needed it. He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Nancy; his son, Tim and; daughter, Tara; and one grandson, Bradley. Memorial contributions may be made to: The A LS Association, 1275 K Street NW, Suite 250, W ashington, DC 20005. A memorial service will be 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., Thursday, October 3, 2013 at Buxton-Seawinds Funeral Home. A prayer service will follow at 7 p.m., L.C. Campbell, Jr. will be of ciating. Arrangements are entrusted to Buxton-Seawinds Funeral Home & Crematory, 3833 SE 18th Terrace, Okeechobee, FL 34974. Online condolences may be expressed at www. buxtonseawinds.com William Kenny Cripe, 84PALM BEACH GARDENS — William Kenny Cripe, 84 of Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. passed away on Sunday, September 29, 2013 at West Palm Beach VA Medical Center. There are no services scheduled at this time. Arrangements are entrusted to Buxton-Seawinds Funeral Home & Crematory, 3833 SE 18th Terrace, Okeechobee, FL 34974. Online condolences may be expressed at http://www.buxtonseawinds.com/ Good news about your business? Your civic group? Your community?Tell your own story! 100 words and one photo for only $25!Publish Your News today!Just visit www.newszap.com, click on your community, and then on the link for Publish Your News. Obituaries 6 Okeechobee News October 2, 2013 View obituaries from the past month at http://www.legacy.com Community Events Brought to you by:“Your Air Conditioning and Plumbing Specialist”863.763.6461Lic#CAC1817236 Fonseca bene t scheduledThe Brahma Bull Restaurant, 2405 U.S. 441 S.E., will host a memorial bene t Friday, Oct. 4, from 10 p.m. until 2 a.m. for Daiana Fonseca. Donations from this bene t will help pay for her funeral expenses.Yard sale aids Soup KitchenJesus Holy Ghost Crusade will have a yard sale Saturday, Oct. 5 at 1401 N.E. Park St., across from Dan’s Meat Market, from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. to bene t the Soup Kitchen Building Fund. Anyone wanting to sell something is welcome. Table spaces are available for a $10 donation. For information, call 863634-9194.Mini Regatta set for Oct. 5The Third Annual Adam Bryant Mini Regatta will be held Saturday, Oct. 5 at the Scott Driver boat ramps on State Road 78. Races start at 9 a.m. The ending time will depend on the number of competitors. The regatta features home made boats constructed from a single sheet of plywood, 1 pound of fasteners and one roll of duct tape. The race dinner will be Friday, Oct. 4, at 7 p.m. Tickets for the dinner are $10 in advance or $12 at the event. Proceeds from the regatta go to a scholarship fund for high school graduates who wish to become re ghters, and for Kiwanis Club charitable activities. Fire safety event is Oct. 5The Okeechobee Home Depot will host a Free Fire Safety Event for the community on Saturday, Oct. 5, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at The Home Depot, 2700 U.S. 441 S. The event will include a Free Kids Workshop, Bounce House, 4-H Club, Division of Forestry, Smokey Bear, Okeechobee County Sherif’s Of ce, McGruff the Crime Dog, Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Of ce K-9 Unit, Okeechobee County Fire/Rescue, Gary Champion ‘s#23 Race Car, Okeechobee Blood RoundUp Booth, Seminole Fire and Tobacco Free Florida. There will be free hot dogs and popcorn while supplies last.Hi-Heel-A-Thon on tapMOORE HAVEN—The Glades County Woman’s Club will host a Hi-Heel-A-Thon and a Womanless Beauty Pageant at the Chalo Nitka Grounds on Saturday, Oct. 5 to raise money for the Breast Cancer Foundation. The all-day event starts with registration at 8 a.m., and the walk starts at 9 a.m. There is no admission charge to the grounds.Legion offers Sunday bingoAmerican Legion 64 will host Sunday night bingo on Oct. 6 at 6:30 p.m. Doors open at 5 p.m. in the bingo area. The kitchen will offer a limited menu. Payoffs will be determined by player attendance. All proceeds will bene t the American Legion veterans’ programs. The event is open to the public. Dinner dance plannedThe Eighth Annual Boots and Pearls dinner dance will be held Friday, Oct. 11, at the Okeechobee KOA. Tickets are available at Eli’s Western Wear or at Hospice on Southeast Fourth St. Call Hospice at 863-467-2321 for information. A social hour will be from 6 to 7 p.m. Dinner is at 7 p.m., and will be followed by a live auction and dancing to the music of Chris MacArthur and the Florid a Cracker Boys.Soil and Water Conservation of ce relocated temporarilyThe Okeechobee Soil and Water Conservation District has moved. Due to the Federal Government shutdown, the of ce has been relocated to the Okeechobee Count y Extension Service, 452 Hwy 98 N. Although they are unable to assist with any Farm Bill related programs at this time, they will continue to provide state funded cost share programs and conservation education efforts. All other services will resume when funding has been released. Please visit the website www.okeechobeeswcd.com or www.usa. gov for further updates.Moose hosts Celebrity NightBuckhead Ridge Moose Lodge will host a Celebrity Night on Saturday, Oct. 12, from 5 until 7 p.m. with dinner for a $7 donation. There will be a 50/50 drawing and a auction, for all members and quali ed guests. All proceeds go to Moose Charities and Community Service.Brat dance to be heldThe Okeechobee B.R.A.T. Club (Building Relationships Among Teens) will host a Halloween Teen Dance Party at the Okeechobee Freshman Campus, 610 S.W. Second Ave., on Saturday, Oct. 12 from 7 until 10 p.m., for students ages 12-16. The cost is $7 and includes pizza, soda and chips. There will be a prize for the best costume. For information, contact Allison Chandler at 863697-9096.Animal Care workshop setA Youth Livestock Show Ethics and Animal Care Workshop will be held Saturday, Oct. 12 at the Okeechobee Agri-Civic Center. Sign in is at 8 a.m. The workshop will be from 9 a.m. until noon. Anyone showing livestock in the Okeechobee Youth Livestoc k Show and many other livestock shows in Florida are required to attend an Ethics and Animal Care Workshop. Pre-register online at http://www. oridastatefairag.com/ethics. For information, contact Debbie Clements at 863-763-6469. 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By Charles M. MurphyOkeechobee News The Yearling soccer team avenged their only loss of the season when they shut out Gifford, 4-0 last week. The rst time the teams met Gifford prevailed 1-0. Coach Erick Rios said the Bulls made a statement on their home eld in this match, “Our players were a little insecure in the rst 10 minutes of the game but after the water break we gained con dence and played more aggressively.” YMS led 2-0 at the half and were never threatened in the second half. Rios said they were able to control the ball and keep the ball away from their net. Isidro Gomez did a nice job in the goal with three impressive saves. Rios said the team continues to work hard, expand their system, and have improved. “We are half way through the season and my expectations for this team have already been fullled,” he added. Brian Pinon, Lazaro Nunez, Johnny Tijerina and Javier Hernandez scored goals for Yearling (4-1).  The Yearling volleyball team survived a scare from Gifford with a big home conference w in Wednesday, 27-25, and 25-13. Artha Jonassaint had two aces, Rachel Bryan had two aces and 12 kills. Megan Hargraves had ve aces and ve kills, Ariana Robshaw had three digs, and Tory Garcia added four service aces. Coach Kellyann Campbell said she was really proud of the girls because they had to ght in a tough game, “They fought really hard in that rst game. I saw a lot of teamwork and some leaders came out on the oor. It was nice to see them w ork hard and have that pay off.” Gifford was stubborn as there were several long rallies and volleys in the match. The Yearling B team, known as the Young Guns, played two games with Gifford after the v arsity match and was victorious. Lyn’d Lewis had four aces, Mallorie Thomas had six aces, Emily Rhodes had ve aces and Kendall Harrison added two aces.  The Brahman boys golf team got better results Thursday when they defeated Port St. Lucie and tied with South Fork during a tri-match at the Saints Country Club. Okeechobee shot 172, and Port St. Lucie 173 in the incredibly close match. Kutter Crawford led the way with a 38. Elijah Finney shot 44 while Zack Hudson, Kyle Mullins and Ricky Gonzales all shot 45. Jarred Morgan chipped in with a 49. Coach Danny Mullins said he felt the match w as a good experience for his kids and he noted they continue to work hard in practice when w eather permits. The Lady Brahman golf team ran up against two strong teams when they fell to Jensen Beach and South Fork during a tri match played on Thursday in Okeechobee. Jensen Beach shot 161, South Fork 204, and Okeechobee 219. Cameron White led the way with a 52 and Meredith Hilliard shot 54. Emily Faulkner of Jensen Beach shot 39 and Bettina Almeda shot a 40. Coach Bruce Conrad said this was the girls’ rst match since Sept. 11 and they were a little rusty due to constant weather problems this fall. “It is hard to stay sharp when you can’t practice. This is a very dif cult game and you have to w ork on it all the time,” he added.  The Okeechobee Youth Football League rebounded from losses to Avon Park on September 21 to sweep the DeSoto Bulldogs in youth football games played Saturday in Arcadia and A von Park. The Flag team defeated DeSoto 26-0. The Mighty Mites team prevailed 14-13 over DeSoto. The Pee Wee team shut out the Bulldogs 6-0. The J unior team rolled to a 33-6 victory over DeSoto. The senior team defeated the Sarasota Seminoles 30-7 in a battle of unbeaten teams in Avon Park. Sarasota reached the state championship game in the Mid Florida Youth Football Conference last year.  The Osceola Warriors rolled to an easy win over Storm Grove, 25-13 and 25-20 on Monday in middle school volleyball action in Vero Beach. Aubrie Hataway had seven digs, Pearlal Contreras had nine assists, and Medina Voropayeva and Kassie Weldon had three kills apiece for Osceola. Coach Lauren Throop said the team played well without looking forward to two rivalry matches this week against Yearling and Brighton. “Hopefully, this win tonight will help us to push a little bit harder,” she said, “The girls are excited and there nerves have calmed down a lot in recent matches.”  The Brahman boys cross country team nished in 15th place at the Flrunners.com Invitational this past weekend at Chain of Lakes Park in Titusville. Emmanuel Gaona led the way with a 50th place nish. Hernan Baltazar nished 67th, and Daniel Shelley in 90th position. There were 22 schools represented at the race. Lake Highland was the team winner. The Lady Brahmans nished 12th out of 17 teams at the race. Tabatha Henry nished in fth place overall with a time of 20:17. Winter Springs was the team winner. Vernice Leon nished in 50th place, Alexis Muller 71st, Ruth Palacios 91st and Crystal Castenada in 97th position. The boys junior varsity cross country team nished in 19th place out of 25 teams. Jhovoni Hernandez had the top time for the boys. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 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 Walpole Feed & Supply Co.863-763-6905 • Hwy 98 N • OkeechobeeVegetable Plants, Garden Seeds and Onion Sets Now Available! REHAB THERAPY/ NURSING HOME We Love to We Love to Care! Care! 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Bravo Over 16 years experience specializing in the treatment of:• Colonoscopy & Endoscopy • Capsule Endoscopy • Liver Disease (Hepatitis & Cirrhosis) • Colon Cancer Screening • Irritable Bowel Syndrome • Gall Bladder Disease • Ulcerative Colitis • Crohn’s Disease • Removal of Polyps • Treatment of Ulcers • Diverticulitis • Gastrointestinal Bleeding • GERD Family Thrift StorePh: 863.623.4035 • Fax: 863.623.4141Meryl & Chuck Anderson238 Hwy 441 SE • Okeechobee, FL 34974• Prices Can’t Be Beat! • Layaway Available • Locally Owned & Operated • We Accept All Major Credit Cards Breast Cancer Risk FactorsResearch has found several risk factors that may increase your chances of getting breast cancer.Reproductive Risk Factors include: Being younger when you rst had your menstrual period;  Starting menopause at a later age;  Being older at the birth of your rst child;  Never giving birth;  Not breastfeeding; and,  Long-term use of hormone-replacement therapy.Other risk factors include: Getting older;  Personal history of breast cancer or some non-cancerous breast diseases;  Family history of breast cancer (mother, father, sister, brother, daughter, or son);  Treatment with radiation therapy to the breast/chest;  Dense breasts;  Being overweight (increases risk for breast cancer after menopause);  Having changes in the breast cancer-related genes BRCA1 or BRCA2;  Drinking alcohol (more than one drink a day); and,  Not getting regular exercise. Having a risk factor does not mean you will get the disease. Most women have some risk factors and most women do not get breast cancer. If you have breast cancer risk factors, talk with your doctor about ways to lower your risk and screening for breast cancer. SOURCE: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Special to the Okeechobee News The body is made up of trillions of living cells. Normal body cells grow, divide into new cells, and die in an orderly way. During the early years of a person’s life, normal cells divide faster to allow the person to grow. After the person becomes an adult, most cells divide only to replace worn-out or dying cells or to repair injuries. Cancer begins when cells in a part of the body start to grow out of control. There are many kinds of cancer, but they all start because of out-of-control growth of abnormal cells. Cancer cell growth is different from normal cell growth. Instead of dying, cancer cells continue to grow and form new, abnormal cells. Cancer cells can also invade (grow into) other tissues, something that normal cells cannot do. Growing out of control and invading other tissues are what makes a cell a cancer cell. Cells become cancer cells because of damage to DNA. DNA is in every cell and directs all its actions. In a normal cell, when DNA gets damaged, the cell either repairs the damage or the cell dies. In cancer cells, the damaged DNA is not repaired, but the cell doesn’t die like it should. Instead, this cell goes on making new cells that the body does not need. These new cells will all have the same damaged DNA as the rst cell does. People can inherit damaged DNA, but most DNA damage is caused by mistakes that happen while the normal cell is reproducing or by something in our environment. Sometimes the cause of the DNA damage is something obvious, like cigarette smoking. But often no clear cause is found. In most cases the cancer cells form a tumor. Some cancers, like leukemia, rarely form tumors. Instead, these cancer cells involve the blood and blood-forming organs and circulate through other tissues where they grow. Cancer cells often travel to other parts What is breast cancer?of the body, where they begin to grow and form new tumors that replace normal tissue. This process is called metastasis. It happens when the cancer cells get into the bloodstream or lymph vessels of our body. No matter where a cancer may spread, it is always named for the place where it started. For example, breast cancer that has spread to the liver is still called breast cancer, not liver cancer. Likewise, prostate cancer that has spread to the bone is metastatic prostate cancer, not bone cancer. Different types of cancer can behave very differently. For example, lung cancer and breast cancer are very different diseases. They grow at different rates and respond to different treatments. That is why people with cancer need treatment that is aimed at their particular kind of cancer. Not all tumors are cancerous. Tumors that aren’t cancer are called benign. Benign tumors can cause problems – they can grow very large and press on healthy organs and tissues. But they cannot grow into (invade) other tissues. Because they can’t invade, they also can’t spread to other parts of the body (metastasize). These tumors are almost never life threatening. SOURCE: The American Cancer Society Breast Cancer StatisticsNot counting some kinds of skin cancer, breast cancer in the United States is:  The most common cancer in women, no matter your race or ethnicity;  The most common cause of death from cancer among Hispanic women;  The second most common cause of death from cancer among white, black, Asian/ Paci c Islander, and American Indian/Alaska Native women. In 2009 (the most recent year numbers are available):  211,731 women and 2,001 men in the United States were diagnosed with breast cancer;  40,676 women and 400 men in the United States died from breast cancer.*† SOURCE: U.S. Cancer Statistics Working Group Okeechobee News/ Charles MurphyBreast Cancer Awareness MonthSharon Wallace received a proclamation from the Okeechobee County Board of County Commissioners Chairman Frank Irby on Sept. 26. The proclamation states October 2013 is designated as Breast Cancer Awareness Month in Okeechobee. An effort has been under way to paint re hydrants pink to raise awareness about the threat of breast cancer. Another goal is to raise donations for needy women so they can receive necessary examinations.

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2 May 27, 2010 M. Fernanda Cuellar, RPT PHYSICAL THERAPYCONNECTION• Comprehensive Care for Back & Neck Pain • Joint Stiffness/Pain • Paralysis/Stroke Rehab • Post Surgeries & Joint Replacements • Auto, Work and Personal InjuriesThe relation between you and wellnessŽ 414 NW 3rd St • Okeechobee(P) 863.824.0499 • (F) 863.824.0511 • www.physicaltherapy-connection.comWe accept most insurances Gayle MolyneauxIndependent Beauty Consultant www.marykay.com/gaylemolyneaux 561.801.1336 Martha HernandezAdministrative Assistant Dina HamptonOwner/Operator Bookkeeping • Payroll • Tax Returns • Sales Tax • Notary302 NW 5th Street • Okeechobee, FL 34972 • LLC 12 October 2, 2013 Okeechobee News ~ Breast Cancer Awareness Pullout Section A breast is made up of three main parts: glands, ducts and connective tissue. The glands produce milk. The ducts are passages that carry milk to the nipple. The connective tissue (which consists of brous and fatty tissue) connects and holds everything together. No breast is typical. What is normal for y ou may not be normal for another woman. Most women say their breasts feel lumpy or uneven. The way your breasts look and feel can be affected by getting your period, having children, losing or gaining weight, and taking certain medications. Breasts also tend to change as you age.Lumps in the breastMany conditions can cause lumps in the breast, including cancer. But most breast lumps are caused by other medical conditions. The two most common causes of breast lumps are brocystic breast condition and cysts. Fibrocystic condition causes noncancerous changes in the breast that can make them lumpy, tender, and sore. Cysts are small uid- lled sacs that can develop in the breast.Kinds of breast cancerThere are different kinds of breast cancer. The kind of breast cancer depends on which cells in the breast turn into cancer. Breast cancer can begin in different parts of the breast, like the ducts or the lobes. Common kinds of breast cancer are: Ductal carcinoma. The most common kind of breast cancer. It begins in the cells that line the milk ducts in the breast, also called the lining of the breast ducts. lining of the milk ducts, and have not spread to other tissues in the breast. Invasive ductal carcinoma. The abnormal cancer cells break through the ducts and spread into other parts of the breast tissue. Invasive cancer cells can also spread to other parts of the body. Lobular carcinoma. In this kind of breast cancer, the cancer cells begin in the lobes, or lobules, of the breast. Lobules are the glands that make milk. Lobular carcinoma in situ (LCIS) means the cancer cells are found only in the breast lobules. Lobular carcinoma in situ, or LCIS, does not spread to other tissues. Invasive lobular carcinoma means cancer cells spread from the lobules to the breast tissues that are close by. These invasive cancer cells can also spread to other parts of the body. There are several other less common kinds of breast cancer, such as Paget's disease or in ammatory breast cancer. For more information, visit the National Cancer Institute's In ammatory Breast Cancer External Web Site Icon and Paget Disease of the Nipple: Questions and Answers.Can men get breast cancer?Men can get breast cancer. In men, breast cancer can happen at any age, but is most common in men who are between 60 and 70 years old. Male breast cancer is not very common. For every 100 cases of breast cancer, less than one is in men. SOURCE: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention It’s important to know basics of breast cancer Women’s Health Luncheon to be heldThe 2013 Women's Health Luncheon will be held at the Okeechobee Campus of IRSC on Wednesday, Oct. 9 at 11:30 a.m. Various physicians from Raulerson Hospital's medical staff will provide educational presentations about Women's Health. All attendees must RSVP to 863-763-9228.

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2 May 27, 2010 Crossroads Restaurant5050 NE 128th Ave Okeechobee(Corner of 70E & 128th Ave) Hours:Mon Sat: 5:30am 2:30pm • Sun: 7am 2:30pm863.763.8333Owners: David & Carolyn DouglasCountry Style Dining 13 October 2, 2013 Okeechobee News ~ Breast Cancer Awareness Pullout Section Okeechobee News/ Tammi KellyOperation Pink Fire HydrantThe Okeechobee community is raising awareness with Operation Pink Fire Hydrant. Above, County Commissioner Bryant Culpepper and Sharon Wallace pose after the unveiling ceremony in Flagler Park at the Butter y Garden. Over 70 hydrants have been painted pink all over the city and Okeechobee County. You can help lower your risk of breast cancer in the following ways—  Get screened for breast cancer regularly. By getting regular exams, you’re more likely to nd breast cancer early.  Control your weight and exercise. Make healthy choices in the foods you eat and the kinds of drinks you have each day. Stay active. Learn more about keeping a healthy w eight and ways to increase your physical activity.  Know your family history of breast cancer. If you have a mother, father, sister, brother, son, or daughter with breast cancer, ask your doctor what is your risk of getting breast cancer and how you can lower your risk.  Find out the risks and bene ts of hormone replacement therapy. Some women use hormone replacement therapy (HRT) to treat the symptoms of menopause. Ask your doctor about the risks and bene ts of HRT and nd out if it is right for you.  Limit the amount of alcohol you drink. SOURCE: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Lower your breast cancer risk

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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 *. Estate SaleESTATE CONTENTS SALE 3002 SE 29TH TERRACE TAYLOR CREEK. FRI. & SAT. 10/4 & 5, 7AM-5PM. FURNITURE, ANTIQUES, CLOTHES, KITCHEN WARE, PATIO FURNITURE AND HOUSEHOLD ITEMS. CASH ONLY Garage/ Yard SalesWe Buy Estates Antiques, Collectibles, Household, Tools, Jewelry and etc. Call 863-697-8906 Time to clean out the attic, basement and/or garage? Advertise your yard sale in the classifieds and make your clean up a breeze! Your new home could be in todays paper. Have you looked for it? Employment Full TimeEarn Extra MoneyDeliver the YP Real Yellow Pages St Lucie Co, FL Area FT/PT, Daily work, get paid in 72hrs Must be 18 or older, have driver’s license and insured vehicle(800) 422-1955Call for more info Mon-Fri 8:00 AM 4:30 PM Or email us at deliverphonebooksse@directrac.com Mention “St Lucie” Help 107 SW 17thNO PHONE CALLSMUST HAVE: Employment Full Time Employment Full TimeCLASS A OR B CDL DRIVER wanted Augger Exp. A Plus for local deliveries. Must know the area, have clean driving record and pass a drug test. Bene ts available, apply at: Walpole Feed & Supply Co. 2595 NW 8th St. How do you find a job in todays competitive market? In the employment section of the classifieds 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. Looking for someone who likes to sh and the outdoors.Must have clean driving record and no criminal background 863-273-2026 Employment Full TimeDrivers: $5,000 Sign-On Bonus! Great Pay! Consistent Freight, Great Miles on this Regional Account. Werner Enterprises: 1-888-567-4854 Equipment Operator Heavy equipment operator min. 2 years exp. on dozer/compactor/etc. Valid Fl. DL with clean driving record. Apply in person only at: 1501 Omni Way St. Cloud, Fl. 34773 No phone calls. EOE(M/F/D/V) & Drug-Free Workplace, Vet preference. Established grower and shipper of fresh produce seeking a proven and experienced individual with excellent maintenance skills and technical capabilities to manage our packing facility maintenance program. This position involves a high knowledge of mechanical, electrical, refrigeration systems and PLU systems. Seasonal demands during growing season. Please send resume to Resume33859 @gmail.com. Mechanic PM mechanic/fuel truck operator min 2 years exp. on diesel engines/yellow iron. Valid FL DL with clean driving record. Apply in person only at: 1501 Omni Way, St. Cloud, Fl 34773. No phone calls. EOE (M/F/D/V) & Drug Free Workplace. Vet preference One mans trash is another mans treasure. Turn your trash to treasure with an ad in the classifieds. Employment Full TimeWANTED EXPERIENCED CARPENTER FOR LOCAL CONSTRUCTION OFFICE CALL FOR INFO 863-467-1933 Employment Medical LINCARE LEADING National Respiratory Company Seeks caring SERVICE REPRESENTATIVE Serve patients in their home for oxygen and equipment needs. Warm personality. Age 21+, who can lift up to 120LB’s should apply. Growth opportunities are excellent. Drug Free Workplace. EOE. Fax resume to: (863)763-5191 or apply 107 SW 17th St., Suite B in Okeechobee. 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! How fast can your car go? It can go even faster when you sell it in the classifieds. Looking for a place to hang your hat? Look no further than the classifieds. Buying a car? Look in the classifieds. Selling a car? Look in the classifieds. Love the earth Recycle your used items by selling them in the classifieds. The classifieds are the most successful salesperson in town. Business Opportunities NOTICEIndependent Newspapers will never accept any advertisement that is illegal or considered fraudulent. In all cases of questionable value, such as promises of guaranteed income from work-athome programs if it sounds too good to be true, chances are that it is. If you have questions or doubts about any ad on these pages, we advise that before responding or sending money ahead of time, you chec k with the Better Business Bureau at 772-878-2010 for previous complaints. Some 800 and 900 telephone numbers may require an extra charge, as well as long distance toll costs. We will do our best to alert our reader o f these charges in the ads, but occasionally we may not be aware of the charges. Therefore, i f you call a number out o f your area, use caution. No wonder newspaper readers earn more!saves you money by providing information about the best buys. READING A NEWSPAPER... 14 Okeechobee News October 2, 2013

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Business Opportunities Business Opportunities NeedEXTRA MONEY?107 SW 17th St • Suite DInquire Within NO PHONE CALLS ApartmentsHouse for Rent (863)610-0567 or (863)610-0520 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. Join all the people who say, I sold it in the classifieds.Ž Earn some extra cash. Sell your used items in the classifieds How do you find a job in todays competitive market? In the employment section of the classifieds Find it faster. Sell it sooner in the classifieds Grab a bargain from your neighbors garage, attic, basement or closet in todays classifieds. Shop here first! The classified ads Pets/SuppliesBullmastiffs sired by Kong, puppies (2) 1yr old, also available adult females. And very tiny Yorkies available at times weighs 3-4lbs full grown shown by appointment only. call 863-261-3246 leave message Lawn & GardenCOMPOST for Organic Gardening and Farming Okeechobee Recycling Facility, enter at Waste Management, 10800 NE. 128th Avenue. Pickup or Delivered *Public Welcomed* Please call. (216)956-0949 Apartments$450/mo. STEAL LOCATED IN TREASURE ISLAND 1BED/1BA, CITY WATER AND SEWER, SCREENED PORCH, CLEAN. CALL STEVE 863-801-1739 OR 863-763-3769 450sq. ft Apartment Located on Rim Canal. Furnished, dock access for boat. $650 monthly, includes cable, internet & elec. Call 561-853-6669 Apartment for Rent 2BR 1 1/2 BA Large Town House In Town, Very clean, W/D $675 mo, 1st, last & sec. Yearly Lease 863-697-1129 IN TOWN1br./1ba. furnished or unfurnished. Nice area. Utilities & lawn included. $700/mo., 1st & $300 sec. Non smoking environment. No pets. 863-610-0861. 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. OKEE2/1 First class property 12 miles N.E. of town center. Lawn, pest, trash and water included $ 498.00 mo. Call for details. Mon -Fri. No Pets 863-467-9800. Condos/Townhouses RentFURNISHED VILLA FOR RENT AVAILABLE 11/01/13 CALL FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION 863-467-1933 Taylor Creek Condo2BR/1BA, furnished, boat dockage, pool & water included, totally new kitchen & bath,$800/month + 1 month security. Call (863)658-4264 or (305)522-5024 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 Houses RentBeautiful, 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 OKEECHOBEE Country Hills Estates. Unique post and beam house on private 5 acre lot. 2bd one in loft, 2 ba., lrg. screen room, screened balcony with hot tub, all appliances, include W/D, $1350. mth. 708-218-8227. ON RIM CANAL Modern brick w/tile, 3BR, 2.5 BA, use of boat dock. $750/mo. Call 772-359-1640. TAYLOR CREEK ISLES 2BR, 2BA, on water with dock, deck & spa, garage & shed fenced. $600/mo. 863-634-0042. Office Space RentOFFICE SUITES AVAILABLE 500 SQ. FT. Move-in Incentive, Rent Negotiable. (863)467-0651 Houses SaleOwner Financing3 bdrm 2 bath 8 year old house on 1 acre $3,500.00 down $931.42 a month. Call Beverley 863-634-2820 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 RV LOT FOR RENT OR SALE, 55 PLUS PARK INCLUDES LAWN MAINTENANCE, POOL, REC HALL, CLUBHOUSE AND LAUNCH RAMP, WI-FI AVAILABLE. 12 MONTH LEASE PAY YOUR OWN ELECTRIC. $275.00 PER MONTH. JOHN 863-357-1344 Mobile Home Rent2BD/1BA Nice Park, nice unit, central air, Fully furnished $400 monthly, part of utilities paid Call 812-989-3022 BUCKHEAD RIDGE 2bd/2ba Dble Wide, central air, yearly lease. $500 mo. plus sec. 3bd./2ba Dble Wide. $600 mo. plus sec. No pets. Call 863-763-4031 COMPLETELY FURNISHED w/Washer & Dryer. Very clean. 2 BR, 2BA, 20 Ft. Screen room w/view of private lake. Large carport. Short term available. (863)467-2784 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 3BR, 2BA, 2 acres, FR, LR, 2 porches, detached gar. & carport, lg. Oaks. 1st, last sec. Refs. $1300/mo. (561) 346-4692 Treasure Island Nice, Clean, Updated 1bd/1ba, partially furnished. $130 weekly plus electric and security. 239-246-6301 or 863-517-5111 Mobile HomeSalePalm Harbor Homes 4/2 Stock Sequoia 2,200 sq ft $12K OFF FOR FREE PHOTOS... John Lyons 800-622-2832 ext 210 for details Campers/RVsWanted all Travel Trailers, Motor Homes and Fifth Wheels. Any Condition, Cash paid on the spot Call 941-347-7171 Automobiles2010 FORD FUSION SEDAN Very clean, w/ only 30K miles! Great MPG! Was $16,800, REDUCED TO only $14,995 Call Joe today @ AUTO RANCH USA (863) 633-9761 Automobiles2012 CHEVROLET CRUZE Dependable, w/ FANTASTIC MPG too! PRICE REDUCED to only $14,439! Call Joe today @ AUTO RANCH USA (863) 633-9761 2012 CHEVY MALIBU LT Loaded & VERY nice w/ leather, only 29K miles! Retail price $19,999, PRICE REDUCED to just $17,900 Call Joe today @ AUTO RANCH USA (863) 633-9761 2012 NISSAN SENTRA SEDAN Save BIG on this economical, likenew Nissan! MUST GO -drastically reduced to $13,756! Call Joe today @ AUTO RANCH USA (863) 633-9761 Autos WantedCASH FOR CARS No Title Needed, Any Condition. 268junk.com Located in Okeechobee Call (863)268-5865 Pickup Trucks2010 DODGE RAM 1500 SLT A real working truck, priced to sell! Retail price $33,175, REDUCED TO just $29,995 Call Joe today @ AUTO RANCH USA (863) 633-9761 Public NoticeEXTENSION OF EXISTING LEASE TERM CATTLE LEASE OPERATION OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA The South Florida Water Management District, B-1 Building, 3301 Gun Club Road, West Palm Beach, Florida 33406, will be extending the term of a cattle lease number 4600001498-A03 for approximately 679.5 acres more or less, located in: Section 26, 27, 34, 35, Township 36 South, Range 33 East, Okeechobee County, Florida Further information on this extension can be obtained by contacting Sharman Rose, Sr. Contract Specialist, Procurement Bureau at: (561) 682-2167. 453512 ON 10/2,9,16/2013 Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 13000205CAAXMX GQ HOLDINGS 1329, LLC Plaintiff(s), v. JOHN STEEN; ESSIE STEEN; BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA; UNKNOWN TENANT I; UNKNOWN TENANT II Defendant(s) 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 situated in Okeechobee County, Florida, described as: Commencing at the 1/4 Section corner on the East boundary line of Section 18, run thence South 0 degrees 05’ 07” West along the East boundary line of the South 1/2 of Section 18, for a distance of ‘727 feet thence run North 89 degrees 54’ 53” West at a right angle for a distance of 395.70 feet for Point of Beginning; thence continue North 89 degrees 54’ 53” West a distance of 198 feet; thence run North 0 degrees 04’ 22” East for a distance of 220 feet; thence run South 89 degrees 54’ 53” East for a distance of 198 feet; thence run South 0 degrees 04’ 22” West for a distance of 220 feet to the Point of Beginning. Lying in and comprising a part of Section 18, Township 37 South, Range 36 East, Okeechobee County, Florida and also known as Lot 6R, Four Seasons Estates, an unrecorded Subdivision. Together with a mobile home situated thereon, which is af xed to the aforedescribed real property and incorporated therein. VIN# 13005263A and VIN# 13005263B 1985 VENT Property address: 6278 NE 4th Street, Okeechobee, Florida 34970 at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash, at eleven o’clock a.m. on the 30th day of October, 2013, at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, located at 312 North West 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida on the second oor in the Jury Assembly Room. 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 PER SECTION 45.031, FLORIDA STATUTES. DATED this 26th day of September, 2013. SHARON ROBERTSON Clerk of the Circuit Court BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy ClerkIf you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Corrie Johnson, ADA Coordinator, 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711.453838 ON 10/2,9/2013 Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 472012CA000338XXXXXX BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., Plaintiff, VS. BARBARA J. JOLLY, et al., Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order or Summary Final Judgment of foreclosure dated September 3, 2013, and entered in Case No. 472012CA000338XXXXXX of the Circuit Court in and for Okeechobee County, Florida, wherein BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., is Plaintiff and BARBARA J. JOLLY; WALTER C. JOLLY; BANK OF AMERICA, N.A.; SUNTRUST BANK; INDIAN HAMMOCK HUNT AND RIDING CLUB, INC.; UNKNOWN TENANT NO. 1; UNKNOWN TENANT NO. 2; and ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING INTERESTS BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST A NAMED DEFENDANT TO THIS ACTION, OR HAVING OR CLAIMING TO HAVE ANY RIGHT, TITLE OR INTEREST IN THE PROPERTY HEREIN DESCRIBED, are 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, Florida 34972, beginning at 11:00 a.m. on the 23rd day of October, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Order or Final Judgment, to-wit: LOT 299, INDIAN HAMMOCK HUNT AND RIDING CLUB, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 4, PAGES 25 THROUGH 69, PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA.ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. 15 Okeechobee News October 2, 2013If 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. SHARON ROBERTSON As Clerk, Circuit Court BY: Sandra L. Creech As Deputy Cler k 452775 ON 9/25;10/2/2013 Reading a newspaper provides the opportunity to get involved in your community.No wonder newspaper readers are more popular!

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Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 472010CA000027XXXXXX BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP FKA COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS SERVICING LP, Plaintiff, vs. JIMMY D. REFOL A/K/A JIMMY REFOL, RAQUEL 0. REFOL; CONNERS GABLES HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION INC., BANK OF AMERICA, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION; UNKNOWN TENANT NO. 1; UNKNOWN TENANT NO. 2; and ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING INTERESTS BY ANY OR AGAINST A NAMED DEFENDANT TO THIS ACTION, OR HAVING OR CLAIMING TO HAVE ANY RIGHT, TITLE OR INTEREST IN THE PROPERTY HEREIN DESCRIBED, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order or Summary Final Judgment of foreclosure dated May 23, 2013, and entered in Case No. 472010CA000027XXXXXX of the Circuit Court in and for Okeechobee County, Florida, wherein BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP FKA COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS SERVICING LP is Plaintiff and JIMMY D. REFOL A/K/A JIMMY REFOL; RAQUEL 0. REFOL; CONNERS GABLES HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC., BANK OF AMERICA, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION; UNKNOWN TENANT NO. 1; UNKNOWN TENANT NO. 2; and ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING INTERESTS BY THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST A NAMED DEFENDANT TO THIS ACTION, OR HAVING OR CLAIMING TO HAVE ANY RIGHT, TITLE OR INTEREST IN THE PROPERTY HEREIN DESCRIBED, are 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, Florida 34972, beginning at 11:00 a.m. on TUESDAY the 29th day of October,2013 the following described property as set forth in said Order or Final Judgment, to-wit LOT 18 LESS THE NORTH 7.00 FEET THEREOF, TOGETHER WITH THE NORTH 14.00 FEET OF LOT 17, BLOCK 4 A REVISED AND ADDITION TO PLAT OF CONNERS GABLES, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 15, PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding ,you are entitled, at no cost to you to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Corrie Johnson ADA Coordinator, 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. DATED at Okeechobee, Florida, on June 6, 2013. SHARON ROBERTSON As Clerk, Circuit Court BY: Sandra L. Creech As Deputy Clerk SHD Legal Group P.A., Attorneys for Plaintiff PO BOX 11438 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33339-1438 Telephone: (954) 564-0071 Service E-mail: answers@shdlegalgroup.com 446890 ON 10/2,9/2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION Case No. 2012-CA-000554 CitiMortgage, Inc., Plaintiff, vs. Tony V. Bowers, Jr.; et al. Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order to reset foreclosure sale dated August 16, 2013 entered in Case No. 2012-CA-000554 of the Circuit Court of the Nineteenth Judicial Circuit, in and for Okeechobee County, Florida, wherein CitiMortgage, Inc. is the Plaintiff and Tony V. Bowers, Jr.; Unknown Spouse of Tony V. Bowers, Jr.; Ruth I. Mckenna; Unknown Spouse of Ruth I. Mckenna; Wells Fargo Bank, National Association as Trustee under the Pooling and Servicing Agreement dated as of February 28, 2001; State of Florida Department of Revenue; F.A. Management Solutions, Inc.; Unifund CCR Partners assignee of Providian; Unknown Tenant #1; Unknown Tenant #2 are the Defendants, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in the Jury Assembly Room, 2nd oor, Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, FL 34972, beginning at 11:00 AM on the 23rd day of October, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: LOT 28, WINTA PARK, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 4, PAGE 1, PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. Dated this 20th day of August, 2013. Sharon Robertson As Clerk of the Court BY: Sandra L. Creech As Deputy Clerk ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN SIXTY (60) DAYS AFTER THE SALE.If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Corrie Johnson, ADA Coordinator, 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711.SPANISH Si usted es una persona discapacitada que necesita alguna adaptacion para poder participar de este procedimiento o evento; usted tiene derecho, sin costo alguno a que se le provea cierta ayuda. Favor de comunicarse con Corrie Johnson, Coordinadora de A.D.A., 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, Fl. 34986, (772) 807-4370 por lo menos 7 dias antes de que tenga que comparecer en corte o inmediatamente despues de haber recibido esta noti cacion si es que falta menos de 7 dias para su comparecencia. Si tiene una discapacidad auditiva o de habla,llame al 711. KREYOL Si ou se yon moun ki kokobe ki bezwen asistans ou aparey pou ou ka patisip nan prosedu sa-a, ou gen dwa san ou pa bezwen pey anyen pou ou jwen on seri de ed. Tanpri kontakte Corrie Johnson, Co-ordinator ADA, 250 NW Country Club Drive, suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 O’mwen 7 jou avan ke ou gen pou-ou paret nan tribunal, ou imediatman ke ou resevwa avis sa-a ou si le ke ou gen pou-ou ale nan tribunal-la mwens ke 7 jou; Si ou pa ka tande ou pale byen, rele 711. 451181 ON 9/25;10/2/2013 Public Notice Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 47-2010-CA-04 CHASE HOME FINANCE LLC, Plaintiff, vs. ARLENE G. LESTER-BAKER et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF RESCHEDULED FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order Rescheduling Foreclosure Sale dated February 28, 2013 and entered in Case NO. 47-2010-CA-04 of the Circuit Court of the NINETEENTH Judicial Circuit in and for OKEECHOBEE County, Florida wherein JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION1, is the Plaintiff and ARLENE G. LESTER-BAKER; THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF ARLENE G. LESTER-BAKER N/K/A PAUL BAKER; MICHAEL J. LESTER; THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF MICHAEL J. LESTER N/K/A MARIA LESTER; UNITED STATES OF AMERICA; 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 30th day of October 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment:1Plaintiff name has changed pursuant to order previously entered. PARCEL A: A PARCEL OF LAND LYING IN SECTION 16, TOWNSHIP 37 EAST, RANGE 36 EAST, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA, BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCE AT THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF SAID SECTION 16, BEAR SOUTH 00 DEGREES 16 MINUTES 45 SECONDS EAST ALONG THE WEST LINE OF SAID SECTION 16, A DISTANCE OF 877.27 FEET TO THE RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE OF B & B MCARTHUR ROAD; THENCE CONTINUE SOUTH 00 DEGREES 16 MINUTES 45 SECONDS EAST ALONG THE SAID LINE OF SAID SECTION 16, A DISTANCE OF 1020.92 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE CONTINUE SOUTH 00 DEGREES 16 MINUTES 45 SECONDS EAST ALONG THE WEST LINE OF SAID SECTION 16, A DISTANCE OF 255.26 FEET TO THE NORTH RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE OF SAID B & B MCARTHUR ROAD; THENCE BEAR NORTH 89 DEGREES 43 MINUTES 15 SECONDS EAST ALONG THE NORTH RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE OF SAID B & B MCARTHUR ROAD, A DISTANCE OF 163.97 FEET; THENCE BEAR NORTH 00 DEGREES 16 MINUTES 45 SECONDS WEST A DISTANCE OF 255.26 FEET; THENCE BEAR SOUTH 89 DEGREES 43 MINUTES 15 SECONDS WEST A DISTANCE OF 163.97 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. AND PARCEL B: A PARCEL OF LAND LYING IN SECTION 17, TOWNSHIP 37 SOUTH, RANGE 36 EAST, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA, BEING MORE PARTICULARLY BOUNDED AND DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCE AT THE SOUTHEAST CORNER OF SECTION 17, THENCE NORTH 00 DEGREES 41 MINUTES 06 SECONDS EAST, ALONG THE EASTERLY SECTION LINE OF SAID SECTION 17; SAID LINE BEING ALSO THE WESTERLY RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE OF NORTHEAST 80TH AVENUE (NORMAN ROAD), A DISTANCE OF 2993.40 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE NORTH 89 DEGREES 18 MINUTES 54 SECONDS WEST A DISTANCE OF 495.00 FEET TO A POINT; THENCE NORTH 00 DEGREES 41 MINUTES 06 SECONDS EAST, A DISTANCE OF 440.00 FEET TO A POINT; THENCE SOUTH 89 DEGREES 18 MINUTES 54 SECONDS EAST, A DISTANCE OF 495.00 FEET TO A POINT LYING ON THE AFORESAID EASTERLY SECTION LINE AND WESTERLY RIGHT-OFWAY LINE; THENCE SOUTH 00 DEGREES 41 MINUTES 06 SECONDS WEST ALONG SAID SECTION LINE/ RIGHT-OF -WAY LINE, A DISTANCE OF 440.00 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. A/K/A 8025 NE 12TH STREET, OKEECHOBEE, FL 34974 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must le a claim within sixty (60) days after the sale. WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of this Court on August 1, 2013. Sharon Robertson Clerk of the Circuit Court BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk Ronald R Wolfe & Associates P.L. P.O. Box 2501, Tampa, Florida 33622-5018 F09125060 CHASEDIRECT-SPECFHLMC-B-mlee-Team 3 F09125060 **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. 450251 ON 10/2,9/2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 2010-CA-506 CATHERINE P. CHESTER, Plaintiff, v. SHERRON L. MILLER Defendant. CLERK’S NOTICE OF SALE Public Notice Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION Case #: 2012-CA-000151 Wells Fargo Bank, National Association, as Trustee for Soundview Home Loan Trust 2007OPTI, Asset-Backed Certi cates, Series 2007OPT1 Plaintiff, -vs. Cynthia Jean Bowman a/k/a Cynthia Bowman a/k/a Cindy Bowman; Bryant H. Bowman a/k/a Bryant Bowman; Seminole Casualty Insurance Company, as Subrogee of Carri Durham; Unknown Parties in Possession #1, If living, and all Unknown Parties claiming by, through, under and against the above named Defendant(s) who are not known to be dead or alive, whether said Unknown Parties may claim an interest as Spouse, Heirs, Devisees, Grantees, or Other Claimants; Unknown Parties in Possession #2, If living, and all Unknown Parties claiming by, through, under and against the above named Defendant(s) who are not known to be dead or alive, whether said Unknown Parties may claim an interest as Spouse, Heirs, Devisees, Grantees, or Other Claimants Defendant(s). NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order dated February 26, 2013, entered in Civil Case No. 2012-CA-000151 of the Circuit Court of the 19th Judicial Circuit in and for Okeechobee County, Florida, wherein Wells Fargo Bank, National Association, as Trustee for Soundview Home Loan Trust 2007-OPT1, Asset-Backed Certi cates, Series 2007-OPT1, Plaintiff and Cynthia Jean Bowman a/k/a Cynthia Bowman a/k/a Cindy Bowman are defendant(s), I, Clerk of Court, Sharon Robertson, will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in the Jury Assembly Room, on the Second Floor, of the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 312 N.W. Third Street, Okeechobee, FL 34972 beginning at 11:00 A.M. on October 30, 2013 the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to-wit: A PARCEL OF LAND LYING IN SECTION 34, TOWNSHIP 38 SOUTH, RANGE 35 EAST, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA, BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: BEGINNING AT A 3” X 3” CONCRETE MONUMENT MARKING THE SOUTHEAST CORNER OF THE N 1/2 OF THE SE 1/4 OF THE SE 1/4 OF SAID SECTION 34, THENCE S 89 40’ 34” W ALONG THE SOUTH BOUNDARY LINE OF SAID N 1/2 OF THE S.E. 1/4 OF THE S.E. 1/4, A DISTANCE OF 770.56 FEET TO A 5/8” REBAR WITH CAP #LB6329 MARKING THE SOUTHEAST CORNER OF THAT PARTICULAR UNRECORDED 5 LOT SUBDIVISION PREPARED BY L.H. WILLIS, LS#1358, DATED 12/14/78; THENCE N 46 57’ 27” E ALONG THE SOUTHERLY BOUNDARY LINE OF SAID UNRECORDED SUBDIVISION, A DISTANCE OF 275.71 FEET TO A 5/8” REBAR MARKING THE EASTERNMOST CORNER OF SAID SUBDIVISION; THENCE N 43 00’ 18” W ALONG THE EASTERLY BOUNDARY LINE OF SAID UNRECORDED SUBDIVISION, A DISTANCE OF 200.26 FEET TO A 5/8” REBAR WITH CAP #LB6329 MARKING THE NORTHERNMOST CORNER OF SAID SUBDIVISION AND MARKING A POINT ON THE SOUTHERLY LINE OF N.E. 39TH BLVD, RIGHT-OF-WAY (100 FEET IN WIDTH); THENCE N 48 07’ 19” E ALONG SAID SOUTHERLY R/W LINE, A DISTANCE OF 571.76 FEET TO A 5/8” REBAR WITH CAP #LB6329 THENCE SOUTH 40 10’ 30” E, A DISTANCE OF 451.45 FEET TO A 5/8” REBAR WITH CAP #LB6329 MARKING A POINT ON THE EAST BOUNDARY LINE OF AFORESAD SECTION 34; THENCE S 0145’ 58” W ALONG SAID WEST BOUNDARY LINE OF SECTION 34, A DISTANCE OF 367.19 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. Florida Rules of Judicial Administration Rule 2.540 Notices to Persons With DisabilitiesIf you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Corrie Johnson, ADA Coordinator, 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711.SPANISH: Si usted es una persona discapacitada que necesita alguna adaptacion para poder participar de este procedimiento o evento; usted tiene derecho, sin costo alguno a que se le provea cierta ayuda. Favor de comunicarse con Corrie Johnson, Coordinadora de A.D.A., 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, Fl. 34986, (772) 807-4370 por to menos 7 dias antes de que tenga que comparecer en corte o inmediatamente despues de haber recibido esta noti cacion si es que falta menos de 7 dias para su comparecencia. Si tiene una discapacidad auditiva o de habla, llame at 711. KREYOL: Si ou se yon moun ki kokobe ki bezwen asistans ou aparey you ou ka patisipe nan prosedu sa-a, ou gen dwa san ou pa bezwen peye anyen pou ou jwen on seri de ed. Tanpri kontakte Corrie Johnson, Co-ordinator ADA, 250 NW Country Club Drive, suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 8074370 O’mwen 7 jou avan ke ou gen pou-ou paret nan tribunal, ou imediatman ke ou resevwa avis sa-a ou si le ke ou gen pou-ou ale nan tribunal-la mwens ke 7 jou; Si ou pa ka tande ou pale byen, rele 711. DATED THIS 27th day of June, 2013. Sharon Robertson CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT Okeechobee County, Florida SANDRA L. CREECH DEPUTY CLERK OF COURT ATTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF: SHAPIRO, FISHMAN & GACHE, LLP 2424 North Federal Highway, Suite 360 Boca Raton, Florida 33431 (561) 998-6700 (561) 998-6707 447229 ON 10/2,9/2013 Public Notice Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT CIVIL COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY CIVIL DIVISION Case No. 47-2012-CA-000311 BRANCH BANKING AND TRUST COMPANY, Plaintiff, VS. BERTA L. BONNEKSEN A/K/A BERTA LEE BONNEKSEN, DEBRA E. WELKER AND UNKNOWN TENANTS/OWNERS, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereb y g iven p ursuant to IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 19TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE No. 47-2012-CA-000290 JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, Plaintiff, vs. MARTINEZ, OLIMPIA, et. al., Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order or Final Judgment entered in Case No. 47-2012CA-000290 of the Circuit Court of the 19TH Judicial Circuit in and for OKEECHOBEE County,Florida, wherein, JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, Plaintiff, and, MARTINEZ, OLIMPIA, et. al., are Defendants, I 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 23rd day of October, 2013, the following described property: LOT 40, BLOCK 52 BASSWOOD, INC. UNIT NO 5, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 51, 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 28th day of August, 2013.SHARON ROBERTSON Clerk Circuit Court BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk IMPORTANT If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 2012CA000282PENNYMAC MORTGAGE INVESTMENT TRUST HOLDINGS, I, LLC Plaintiff. v. ALFONSO JIMENEZ, et. al., Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE is hereby given that the undersigned,Sharon Robertson, Clerk of the Circuit Court of Okeechobee County, Florida, will on the 30th day of October, 2013, at 11 o’clock A.M. EST, at 312 North West 3rd Street, Okeechobee, FL 34972 at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, in accordance with Chapter 45, F.S., offer for sale and sell at public outcry to the highest and best bidder for cash, the following described property situated in Okeechobee County, Florida, to wit: LOT 12, IN BLOCK 54, OF BASSWOOD UNIT 5, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 51, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. Property Address: 3329 NW 36th AVENUE, OKEECHOBEE, FLORIDA, 34972 pursuant to the Final Judgment of Foreclosure entered in a case pending in said Court, the style and case number of which is set forth above. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must le a claim within 60 days after the sale. If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Corrie Johnson, ADA Coordinator, 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. DATED: This 6th day of September, 2013. SHARON ROBERTSON Clerk of the Circuit Court of Okeechobee, Florida BY: Sandra L. Creech DEPUTY CLERK 452878 ON 10/2,9/2013 LEGAL NOTICE Public Auction will be held at Johns Towing Service storage lot located at 704 Northeast 2nd Avenue, Okeechobee, Florida 34972 on OCTOBER 18, 2013 at 9:00 A.M. Pursuant to Florida Statute 713.78 for unpaid towing and storage charges. Year, make, model and VIN are as follows. 1999 MERCURY SABLE VIN # 1MEFM50U9XA605328 2003 HYUNDAI SANTA FE VIN # KM8SC13D53U400987 Terms of sale are cash, and no checks will be accepted. Seller reserves the right of nal bid. ALL SALES ARE FINAL! NO REFUNDS WILL BE MADE! Said automobiles will be sold in “As Is” condition with no guarantee’s. 453904 ON 10/2/2013 NOTICE UNDER FICTITIOUS NAME LAW Notice is hereby given that the undersigned, pursuant to the “Fictitious Name Statute,” will register with Florida Department of State, Division of Corporations the ctitious name, to wit: Dunnam Property Maintenance Under which we expect to engage in business at: 3000 SE 29th Lane Okeechobee, FL 34973 In the City of Okeechobee/County of Okeechobee, Florida. That the parties interested in said Business enterprise are: Donald Dunnam Dated at Okeechobee, Okeechobee County, Florida this the 30th day of September, 2013. BY: Donald Dunnam 453896 ON 10/2/2013 16 Okeechobee News October 2, 2013 UNDER F.S. CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS GIVEN that, in accordance with the Default Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated September 4, 2013, in the abovestyled cause, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 2nd Floor, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW Third Street, Okeechobee, Florida, at 11:00 AM on October 30, 2013, the following property: The West 1/2 of the East 1/2 of the South 1/2 of the South 1/2 of Tract 01, Section 27, Township 34 South, Range 33 East, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat book 4, pages 3A through D, inclusive, Public Records of Okeechobee County, Florida. (1.250 acres)(aka Lot 0) 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. Dated: September 6, 2013. SHARON ROBERTSON CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk 453205 ON 10/2,9/2013 Find it faster. Sell it sooner in the classifiedsin this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the Clerk of the Court’s disability coordinator atCORRIE JOHNSON, ADA COORDINATOR, 250 NW COUNTRY CLUB DRIVE, SUITE 217, PORT SAINT 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. 451687 ON 9/25;10/2/2013 Final Judgment of Foreclosure for Plaintiff entered in this cause on September 3, 2013, in the Circuit Court of Okeechobee County, Florida, I will sell the property situated in Okeechobee County, Florida described as: LOTS 17, 18, 19 AND 20, BLOCK Q, OKEECHOBEE DEVELOPMENT COMPANY ADDITION TO OKEECHOBEE, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 1, PAGE 15, PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA.and commonly known as: 1313 SE 8TH ST, OKEECHOBEE, FL 34974; including the building, appurtenances, and xtures located therein, at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash, Sales are held in the Jury Assembly Room, 2nd Floor, Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida, on October 23, 2013 at 11am. Any persons 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 6th day of September, 2013. SHARON ROBERTSON Clerk of the Circuit Court BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk 452773 ON 9/25;10/2/2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 19th JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 47-2009-CA-000827 PNC BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO NATIONAL CITY BANK, SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO HARBOR FEDERAL SAVINGS BANK Plaintiff, vs. CHRISTOPHER L. VANMETRE, A/K/A CHRISTOPHER VANMETRE, et al. Defendant(s) NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS HEREBY given pursuant to an Order or Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated May 23, 2013, and entered in Case No. 47-2009CA-000827 of the Circuit Court of the 19th 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 Christopher L. Vanmetre, A/K/A CHRISTOPHER VANMETRE and Jessica E. Vanmetre, 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, at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 312 North West 3rd Street, Okeechobee, FL 34972, at 11:00 AM, on TUESDAY October 29, 2013, the following described property set forth in said Order or Final Judgment, to wit: Lot 2, Lazy 7 Estates, according to the plat thereof recorded in plat book 6, pages 27 & 28 of the Public Records o f Okeechobee County, Florida. IF YOU ARE A PERSON CLAIMING A RIGHT TO FUNDS REMAINING AFTER THE SALE, YOU MUST FILE A CLAIM WITH THE CLERK OF COUR T NO LATER THAN 60 DAYS AFTE R THE SALE. IF YOU FAIL TO FILE A CLAIM, YOU WILL NOT BE ENTITLED TO ANY REMAINING FUNDS. AFTE R 60 DAYS, ONLY THE OWNER OF RECORD AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MAY CLAIM THE SURPLUS. If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Corrie Johnson, ADA Coordinator, 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; i f you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. DATED at Okeechobee County, Florida, this 31st day of May, 2013. SHARON ROBERTSON, CLER K Okeechobee County, Florida BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Cler k WWR #10054518Weltman, Weinberg & Reis Co., L.P.A.Attorney for Plaintiff 550 West Cypress Creek Road Suite 550 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309 Telephone # 954-740-5200 Facsimile# 954-740-5290 446274 ON 10/2,9/2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY CIVIL DIVISION Case No.: 47-2012-CA-000410-CAAXMX REGIONS BANK D/B/A REGIONS MORTGAGE, Plaintiff, -vsLORENZO GUZMAN-RIVERA;THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF LORENZO GUZMAN-RIVERA JUDE FISCHER and GRACIELA FISCHER; CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA; STATE OF FLORIDA; UNKNOWN TENANT # 1, 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: LOTS 17 AND 18, BLOCK 15, NORTHWEST ADDITION TO OKEECHOBEE, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 1, PAGE 25, PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash, in the Jury Assembly Room, Second Floor, 312 North West 3rd Street of the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, Okeechobee, Florida at 11:00 a.m. on October 30, 2013. ANY 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), FLORID A STATUTES. DATED this 28th day of August, 2013. SHARON ROBERTSON Clerk of Circuit Court BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Cler k If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Corrie Johnson, ADA Coordinator, 250 NW 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. 451834 ON 10/2,9/2013 Grab a bargain from your neighbors garage, attic, basement or closet in todays classifieds. Earn some extra cash. Sell your used items in the classifieds

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Public Notice Public NoticeIN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 19TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION: CASE NO.: 472009CA000801CAXXXX CHASE HOME FINANCE, LLC, Plaintiff, V S. MICHAEL J. MAYER; BLUE HERON GOLF AND COUNTRY CLUB HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC.; MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRAT ION SYSTEMS, INCORPORATED, AS NOMINEE FOR COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS, INC.; STATE OF FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE; MARSHA J. MAYER; UNKNOWN T ENANT(S); IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY, Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated the 23rd day of May, 2013, and entered in Case No. 472009CA000801CAXXXX, of the Circuit Court of the 19TH Judicial Circuit in and for Okeechobee County, Florida, wherein FEDERAL NATIONAL MORTGAGE ASSOCIATION is the Plaintiff and MICHAEL J. MAYER, BLUE HERON GOLF AND COUNTRY CLUB HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC., MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INCORPORATED, AS NOMINEE FOR COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS, INC., STATE OF FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE, MARSHA J. MAYER and UNKNOWN TENANT(S) IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERT Y are defendants. The Clerk of this Court shall sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the OKEECHOBEE COUNTY JUDICIAL CENTER, 312 NW 3RD STREET, JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM, SECOND FLOOR, OKEECHOBEE, FLORIDA 34972, 11:00 AM on TUESDAY the 29th day of October, 2013, the following described Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice 17 Okeechobee News October 2, 2013 BUSINESS&SERVICEDIRECTORY AIR CONDITIONING ATTORNEYS WANTED TO BUY FURNITURE LOCAL DONATIONS HEALTH FOODS 863-763-6742 7/24 SERVICE FOR OUR CUSTOMERS208 SW 5thAve. € OkeechobeeEMORY WALKER EMORY WALKER CO. INC. CO. INC.Air Conditioning & RefrigerationCAC042747 CAC014022 CAC057129Serving the Lake Area for 40 Years! 763-8391CACO 23499€24/7 Emergency Service€Senior Citizen Discount€ FREE Estimates on System Replacements. We Sell The Best And Service The Rest!Ž HOSKINS, TURCO, LLOYD & LLOYD HoskinsTurco.com 212 S. Parrott Ave Okeechobee357-5800 Local donations helping Local peopleA ministry with a heart for the hurtingFREE PICKUPOkeechobee Campus 7595 NE 128th Ave, Okeechobee, FL863-763-4224www.faithfarm.orgAccepting donations of household goods. Elliotts Pawn Shop419 W.S. Park St. € 863.763-5553W e B u y S c r a p G o l d S i l v e r a n d C o i n s Rebecca Boldt Hamilton, P.A.REBECCA H. BOLDT, Attorney at Law RICHARD W. SEYMOUR, Attorney at Law 863-467-1894 Advertise Here!!! email: okeeadsale@newszap.com property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: LOT 232, BLUE HERON GOLF AND COUNTRY CLUB, PHASE 4A, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 6, PAGES 68 AND 69, PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA.ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Corrie Johnson, ADA Coordinator, 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. SPANISH: Si usted es una persona discapacitada que necesita alguna adaptacion para poder participar de este procedimiento o evento; usted tiene derecho, sin costo alguno a que se le provea cierta ayuda. Favor de comunicarse con Corrie Johnson, Coordinadora de A.D.A., 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, Fl. 34986, (772) 807-4370 por lo menos 7 dias antes de que tenga que comparecer en corte o inmediatamente despues de haber recibido esta noti cacion si es que falta menos de 7 dias para su comparecencia. Si tiene una discapacidad auditiva o de habla, llame al 711. KREYOL: Si ou se yon moun ki kokobe ki bezwen asistans ou aparey pou ou ka patisipe nan prosedu sa-a, ou gen dwa san ou pa bezwen peye anyen pou ou jwen on seri de ed. Tanpri kontakte Corrie Johnson, Co-ordinator ADA, 250 NW Country Club Drive, suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 O’mwen 7 jou avan ke ou gen pou-ou paret nan tribunal, ou imediatman ke ou resevwa avis sa-a ou si le ke ou gen pou-ou ale nan tribunal-la mwens ke 7 jou; Si ou pa ka tande ou pale byen, rele 711. DATED this 31st day of May, 2013. SHARON ROBERTSON Clerk of the Circuit Court BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk Choice Legal Group, P.A. 1800 NW 49th Street, Suite 120 Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33309 Telephone: (954) 453-0365 Facsimile: (954) 771-6052 Toll Free: 1-800-441-2438 DESIGNATED PRIMARY E-MAIL FOR SERVICE PURSUANT TO FLA. R. JUD. ADMIN 2.516 eservice@clegalgroup.com 446272 ON 10/2,9/2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 47-2011-CA-000350 PNC BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, Plaintiff, vs. JACQUELINE N. MILLER, et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN Pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated September 24, 2013, and entered in Case No. 47-2011CA-000350 of the Circuit Court of the Nineteenth Judicial Circuit in and for Okeechobee County, Florida in which PNC Bank, National Association, is the Plaintiff and Jacqueline N. Miller, Tenant #1 n/k/a John Schoef er, Tenant #2 n/k/a Amy Freslone, Tenant #3 n/k/a Richard Freslone, 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 30th day of October, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment of Foreclosure: LOT 248, TREASURE ISLAND, UNIT NO. 8, TOGETHER WITH A MOBILE HOME LOCATED THEREON AS A PERMANENT FIXTURE AND APPURTENANCE THERETO: MAKE: SHER YEAR 1977 TITLE NUMBERS 14324480 AND 14324481 ID NUMBERS 13001159A & 13001159B, DESCRIBED AS ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 91, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. A/K/A 3034 SE 19th Ct., Okeechobee, FL 34974-6315 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must le a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated in Okeechobee County, Florida this 26th day of September 2013. Sharon Robertson Clerk of the Circuit Court Okeechobee County, Florida BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk Albertelli Law Attorney for Plaintiff P.O. Box 23028, Tampa, FL 33623 (813) 221-4743 (813) 221-9171 facsimile eService: servealaw@albertellilaw.com TS 11-94100 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. 453684 ON 10/2,9/2013 READING A NEWSPAPER MAKES YOU A MORE INFORMED AND INTERESTING PERSON. No wonder newspaper readers are more popular! Crossword Puzzle Grab a bargain from your neighbors garage, attic, basement or closet in todays classifieds. In yesterdays puzzle, clue numbers 20-, 36and 49-Across were the beginnings of the clues themselves. 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18 Okeechobee News October 2, 2013 Special to the Okeechobee NEws The Okeechobee Students Working A gainst Tobacco (SWAT) Chapter has added two new advisors for the new school year. Joining Trisha Jennings (Yearling Middle School), will be Susan Kuipers (Okeechobee High School) and Nicole Maciejewski (Osceola Middle School). Ms. Jennings and Ms. Maciejewski will be coordinating the SWAT Clubs at their respective schools, providing tobacco prevention information and fostering youth leadership skills among SWAT Club members. The two women are passionate about youth tobacco prevention. Nicole w as once a SWAT member herself, and Susan lost a family member to lung cancer because of tobacco. They are both ready to jump in and educate Okeechobee County youth on the dangers of tobacco use. On Sept. 21, a team of SWAT advisors and several SWAT youth members represented Okeechobee County at a regional training held in Fort Lauderdale. The Okeechobee team met students from six other counties. The students were trained on several tobacco issues, and received additional training on public speaking and policy change techniques. SWAT members play an important role in the tobacco prevention program in Okeechobee County and continue to bring awareness to the important issues we face in our community. According to the 2012 Florida Youth Tobacco Survey, Okeechobee County schools ranked among the highest in the state for tobacco use among youth ages 13-17. Our SWAT students have purposed to bring those statistics down by educating their peers and community leaders on the importance of tobacco control policies that keep tobacco out of the hands of teens. For information on the Okeechobee County SWAT Program, contact Candace Pope, Tobacco Prevention Specialist of Okeechobee County, at cpope@quitdoc. com. Okeechobee SWAT has added two new advisors Susan Kuipers Nicole Maciejewski Special to the Okeechobee News/ SESStudents of the weekCongratulations to the Students of the Week at South Elementary for the week of Sept. 23-27. They are: Hayden Slovenski, Jacob Moody, Nevaeh Russo, Hunter Etheredge, Johnny Stead, Sha’kayla Tolliver, Bradley Gomez, Summer Diaz, Taylor Arnold, Conner Goodbread, Alexis Childs, Logan Jernigan, McKenzie Powers, Yureli Bustos, Anthony Hampton, Mellisha Vasser, Jayden Mills, Blake Joyner and Jose Esteban. Special to the Okeechobee News/ SEMESStudents of the weekSeminole Elementary would like to congratulate their Students of the Week for the week of Sept. 27: Kevin Carr, Eli Cannon, Cutter Alexander, Jonathan Hernandez, Carlos Hernandez, Adrian Guillen, Rosio Aguilar, Lacey Skinner, Jason Villatoro, Natasha Moore, Adryauna Baker, Hannah Adams, Milagros Medrano, David Salazar, Keith Simpson, Xavier Hernandez, Leslie Martinez, Miguel Rios, Joseph Luviano, Bridgette Widdows, Brooke Widdows, Sierra Crews, Jayla Leon, Kiara Alvarado, Chance Chaplin, Ramiro Arellano, Sherlyn Salgado, Jacqueline Jaimes, Josh Henry, Roselyn Sanchez, Kevious Jackson, Kirsten Nunez, Princess Espinal, Guilibado Torres, Marena Lundy and Yamileth Villegas.

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This is just one reason w hy it is bene“cial to have an existing relationship with a Primary Care Provider, before you actually need one. Another bene“t to having an existing relationship with a Primary Care Provider is having a baseline point of reference for your physical health (for example your weight, cholesterol & blood pressure). This knowledge, as w ell as you and your familys medical history, can help promote an accurate diagnosis and help proactively monitor patients risk factors. Generally a patients overall comfort level and con“dence in their physician is increased when the patient has an existing relationship with the physician. W ith this increased con“dence, comes trust. When patients know and trust their physician (vs. meeting the physician for the “rst time when they are sick or need healthcare) patients can more easily and openly communicate ALL of their health and w ellness concerns. Certainly patient outcomes bene“t when physicians have the whole picture of their patients health. One of the reasons people give for not proactively seeing a doctor is their lack of time. If you think you are too busy to have your cholesterol levels checked, j ust imagine how your schedule will be affected if you suffer a heart attack? A nother reason people give for not v isiting a doctor annually is that they are worried about what the doctor, lab results or a screening may reveal. Ignorance is not bliss, when it comes Having a Primary Care Provider is important, even if you are healthyto your health. Studies have shown that early detection and treatment are critical to a successful outcome, whether the diagnosis is breast cancer, diabetes or heart disease. A very popular reason for many people to avoid scheduling a wellness visit is uncertainty regarding the cost and how to pay for the visit. Yet, many insurances, as well as Medicare, often include an annual wellness visit in their bene“ts. Contact your insurance provider to learn if annual wellness visits are included in your health plan. If you have a healthcare question o r need help “nding a doctor, Raulerson Hospital provides a free 24/7 ConsultA-Nurse hotline: 863-763-9228 19 Okeechobee News October 2, 2013 ny of grand theft-auto, and the misdemeanors of giving false identi cation to a law enforcement of cer as well as loitering and prowling. The of cer's report indicates he initially tried to stop the 2001 Nissan Rogue with the Georgia tag in the 200 block of U.S. 441 S. around 2:59 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 28, after the driver failed to dim the car's headlights when meeting oncoming traf c. The driver stopped the Nissan in the turn lane for S.E. Fifth St., but as the of cer walked up to the v ehicle the driverlater identi ed as Chastine sped off, stated the report. According to the of cer, when Chastine reached the 2400 block of S.R. 70 E. he was travelling at a speed of 110 mph. The chase reportedly continued on S.R. 70 E. and into St. Lucie County. At times, stated the report, Chastine drove in an easterly direction but in the westbound lane "... and ran multiple vehicles off the road." Of cer Holroyd was joined in the chase by SLCSO deputies near Carlton Road and S.R. 70 E. Chastine then drove his vehicle into the front yard of a residence at 13208 S.R. 70 E. in Fort Pierce, stated the report. He reportedly got out of the Nissan then ed on foot with Of cer Holroyd and OCPD Of cer Charles Green giving chase. Of cer Holroyd said they lost sight of him, but the SLCSO K-9 found him hiding in some bushes. OCPD Detective Bill Saum said Chastine was living in Union City with his father, and the Nissan he was driving was apparently stolen from a neighbor. The detective said he has yet to learn why, or how, Chastine ended up in Okeechobee. The detective also said his department is waiting for a warrant from Union City that will charge the teen with the theft of the Nissan. Union City is located in Fulton County, about 17 miles from Atlanta. CHASEContinued From Page 1 Special to the Okeechobee NewsBooks delivered to area childrenEverglades Elementary School in Okeechobee loaded up two school buses Sept. 28 with volunteering teachers and staff, and with books. They traveled throughout the school area passing out books to children who were outside.

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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. specialsections. newszap.com View all of our special sections online! GYNECOLOGY Caring Evaluation and Treatment of Women’s Health Issues J E. B• Laparoscopy Hysterectomy • Urogynecology • Pelvic Prolapse • Infertility • Minimally Invasive Surgery • Hysteroscopy • Menstrual Abnormalities • Endometriosis • Urinary Incontinence • Loss of Libido • Sterilization • Menopausal Disorders 1713 Hwy 441 N. Suite F, Okeechobee, FL • 863-763-8000 20 Okeechobee News October 2, 2013 Now, the sheriff will be cutting the following positions: two from the detective bureau; one from road patrol; two from the civil division; two school crossing guards; four from courthouse security; three from administration; six from corrections; one from the jail control room; two from the booking desk; one corrections secretary; one from food service; and, one nurse in the jail. These positions were of cially eliminated Tuesday, Oct. 1. "I think it's fantastic," said Sheriff May of being able to now fund those eight positions. "We need them in the jail, as well as on the road. "Still, we're out 28 and would like to have some of them back. But no matter what happens, not all of them will be brought back because I'm trying to stay within the budget so, in the near future, I can get a raise for those employees we do have," he continued. The county administrator's suggestions w ill allow the sheriff to save three road patrol positions and ve positions in the jail. Juanita White, executive assistant to the sheriff, said money in capital outlay was to be used to buy new cars, computers and other equipment. She went on to say when Mrs. Chartier moved the money from those two accounts it increased the jail budget because it was all put into the jail. At recent budget meetings, Sheriff May has told commissioners he would give them the keys to the jail if he wasn't given the money to run it safely. But with the administrator's recommendations, that too may have changed. "As long as the county commissioners will fund the jail to the extent that I, and the jail administrator, think is safe and we can pay our bills I will run the jail," he said. The sheriff also pointed out that because funds were taken out of his expense budget if an emergency arises, such as a major hurricane, he will have no money to pay his bills. This means he'll give those bills to the commissioners and the county will have to pay them. As for Mrs. Chartier's other two moneysaving thoughts regarding the task force and SRO program, Sheriff May is standing rm and has no plans of giving up either. It should be clari ed that the county administrator was not recommending that task force detectives be laid off. What she was saying was if there is no grant funding for the unit, then the unit should cease to exist. If the sheriff chose to keep those ve detectives working narcotics, he could do so. The task force currently consists of ve detectives from the sheriff's of ce and one from the Okeechobee City Police Department. The SRO program is made up of one sergeant and ve deputies. According to Mrs. White, the sheriff's of ce is currently receiving federal money for the task force unit from the Byrne Grant. It amounts to a total of $60,236. That money pays for the OCPD of cer, the unit's phone bill, building rental and utilities. As for the SRO program, that total budget is $376,525, said Mrs. White. Of that, the Okeechobee County School District pays $173,729 which amounts to 50 percent of the total cost for a 10-month period. The sheriff's of ce pays $202,796. The sheriff's current contract with the school district will end June 30, 2014. Without hesitation, Sheriff May has no plans of doing away with either of these units. "I think the contract with the schools is fair and I hope to see it continue," he said. The task force, he stated adamantly, will not be eliminated. "As sheriff of Okeechobee County, that will never happen. As a matter of fact, I'm looking for a way to increase those numbers (of investigators)," he said. The sheriff went on to point out that while many things about this year's budget battle remain in ux, one thing has been constant: many of his employees are looking for wor k elsewhere. "Even though we've hired eight back, we've had several deputies in the jail and on the road who have applied with other departments," pointed out Sheriff May. "Their standard answer for leaving: We see no future here." Sheriff May and Mrs. White are currentl y preparing their paperwork to be presented to the Florida Cabinet. The cabinet is made up of Governor Rick Scott, Attorney General Pam Bondi, Chief Financial Of cer Jeff Atwater and Agricultural Commissioner Adam Putnam. OCSOContinued From Page 1