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Wednesday, October 9, 2013 50¢ Plus tax V ol. 104 No. 121 15.79 feetLast Year: 15.84 feet Lake Levels See page 4 for information about how to contact this newspaper. L o c a l s t o r e Local store c l e r k s c i t e d f o r clerks cited for s e l l i n g a l c o h o l selling alcohol a n d t o b a c c o t o and tobacco to m i n o r s minors ... Page 2 ACOE closes campgrounds ... Page 16 Pumpkin patch open ... Page 3 Special to the Okeechobee News/ Okeechobee County 4H Picture Perfect Photography Clu b Participants in the Adam Bryant Minimal Regatta homemade boat races were encouraged to dress up to match the theme o f their boats. One of the entrants in the youth division appeared to be channeling his inner “Duck Dynasty.” By Katrina ElskenOkeechobee News Okeechobee community members gathered at the Scott Driver boat ramps Saturday to cheer for the winners in homemade boat races, and to cheer even louder for the boats that sank. The Third Annual Adam Bryant Minimal Regatta attracted 88 entries and about 3,500 spectators. The regatta is all about fun. Contestants must build their own boats from the materials provided: one sheet of plywood, three 2” x 4” boards, 1 pound of screws and a roll of duct tape. Paint and other materials may be used for decoration but not for structural integrity or water proo ng. The regatta honors the memory of Adam Bryant, who was paralyzed in an accident while on a camping trip and died a few years later, explained organizer J.D. Mixon of the Okeechobee Kiwanis Club. It was Adam’s dream to be a re ghter/EMT, so the regatta Minimal regatta is a big success Special to the Okeechobee News/ Okeechobee County 4H Picture Perfect Photography ClubFor the blindfold event, the person paddling the boat was blindfolded and a passenger in the boat coached the paddler through the course. Many of the participants wound up in the water. See REGATTA — Page 22

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By Eric KoppOkeechobee News Four clerks at area convenience stores w ill have to appear in court after they were each issued a criminal citation for selling either alcohol or tobacco to a minor. Each clerk was issued a summons Monday, Oct. 7, after they reportedly made illegal sales to an underage person during a sting operation conducted by the Okeechobee Narcotics Task Force. “We do these alcohol compliance checks periodically to make sure the merchants w ho sell alcohol and tobacco check I.D.s if there’s any chance the buyer is underage,” said Sheriff Paul May. “The vast majority of places we checked did ask for ID and refused to sell to minors, and we thank those merchants for doing their part. “I’m sure the four merchants that we cited will ask for ID in the future, and that’s all we ask,” he added. During the recent operation an underage person was sent into the stores with instructions to try to buy either alcohol or tobacco products, while task force detectives waited outside and watched. According to Michele Bell, public information of cer at the Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Of ce (OCSO), those businesses where alcohol was sold to the minor were: Dollar General, S.R. 70 W.; LaFiesta Super Market, 1774 S.R. 70 W.; and, Town Star, at U.S. 98 N. and S.R. 70 W. The legal drinking age in Florida was raised from 18 to 21 in 1987, when all states adopted the age of 21. However, restaurant servers can be 18 as can bartenders. At the age of 18 a person may sell beer and wine in an off-premises establishment, meaning alcohol cannot be consumed on the premises. To transport, sell, or handle spirits the worker must be 21. Mrs. Bell said the store where tobacco was sold to the minor was Sunoco on South Parrott Avenue. Tobacco cannot be sold to anyone under the age of 18. “We will continue to conduct these operations from time to time,” said Sheriff May. “Together with the parents, merchants and the sheriff’s of ce working together, hopefully, we can keep alcohol and tobacco use by minors to a minimum.” Clerks cited for selling booze to minors 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Good news about your business? Your civic group? Your community?Tell your own story! 100 words and one photo for only $25!Publish Your News today!Just visit www.newszap.com, click on your community, and then on the link for Publish Your News. Salon Safari909 S. Parrott Avenue, Suite G Okeechobee, FL Paul, Owner/Stylist863.824.3338 Always on Top of the JobŽRe-Roofing Specialists€ Metal & Shingle Roofs € Flats & Leaks Repair FREE ESTIMATES863-357-3838State Lic.#CCC1327338 2 Okeechobee News October 9, 2013 Today’s ForecastToday: A 10 percent chance of showers after 2pm. Patchy fog before 9am. Otherwise, sunny, with a high near 88. Calm wind becoming north around 6 mph in the afternoon. Tonight: A 10 percent chance of showers before 8pm. Mostly clear, with a lo w around 68. Light north wind. Extended ForecastThursday : Sunny, with a high near 88. North wind 5 to 8 mph. Thursday Night : Mostly clear, with a lo w around 67. Northeast wind 3 to 6 mph. Friday : Sunny, with a high near 87. North wind 3 to 8 mph. Friday Night : Mostl y clear, with a low around 67. Northeast wind 3 to 7 mph. Saturda y Mostly sunny, with a high near 88. Northeast wind 6 to 9 mph. Okeechobee Forecast Weekend brings regatta fun Special to the Okeechobee News/ 4H Picture Perfect Photography ClubThe Third Annual Adam Bryant Memorial Minimal Regatta was held over the weekend. On Friday, boats were checked in at the Pre-Party at the Scott Driver boat ramps (photo at left). On Saturday, the homemade boat races were held, also at the Scott Driver boat ramps (above). Boats that did not oat could be carried, since the water in the race area is not deep.

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Imported from afar. Discovered right here. The Artisanal Cheese TastingOctober 11, 4-7pm October 12, 11-3pm Residential Commercial FREE EstimatesRoofing with the name you trust!Licensed and Insured St. Lic. CCC046939Dont make a Mistake! Call Big Lake 863-763-ROOF (7663) & REPAIRSROOFING 3 Okeechobee News October 9, 2013 Special to the Okeechobee News The Okeechobee Composite Squadron of the Civil Air Patrol held their Quarterly A wards Ceremony on Sept. 27. All Awards, Rank and Achievements that were earned in the past three months were recognized. The recipients were:  Cadet/Chief Master Sergeant Joey Allen w as promoted to Chief Master Sergeant, appointed as Primary Cadet Advisory Council Representative for our squadron and received a ribbon for successfully completing and graduating from the week-long Summer Encampment held by the Civil Air Patrols Florida Wing.  Cadet Airman John-Michael Collier was promoted to Airman, appointed Cadet Adv isory Council Alternate, completed Module One of the Radio Control Aircraft Program and received a certi cate of his First Flight. First Flight is one of ve ights cadets have the option of taking in a CAP Aircraft fully funded and sponsored by the U.S. Air Force to become acquainted with aircraft and their operation. Better known as Orientation Rides or O-Rides for short, the cadets are offered these experiences during their cadet career in CAP. They are also afforded ve ORides in a glider.  Cadet Airman Chase Collier was promoted to Airman, completed Module One of the Radio Control Aircraft Program and also received a certi cate of his First Flight.  Cadet Airman Zachary Mullin was promoted to Airman and completed Module One of the Radio Control Aircraft Program.  Cadet Airman Reganne Beach was promoted to Airman and completed Module One of the Radio Control Aircraft Program.  Cadet Airman Donnie Watson was promoted to Airman and completed Module One of the Radio Control Aircraft Program.  Cadet Earl Holliday is a new recruit Holliday joined the group during the last quarter and didn’t have the time to promote, but he did receive a certi cate showing completion of Module One of the Radio Control Aircraft Program and also received his certi cate of First Flight.  Cadet Andrew Smith is an AFROTC Cadet that has just recently joined the Civil Air Patrol ranks from Sebring. Cadet Smith has already passed his rst promotion test. The Civil Air Patrol participates in about 95 percent of the land-based search and rescue missions in the United States. We are also af liated with FEMA, DEA, Homeland Security, state and local governments and help them with their missions when called upon. We are the of cial Auxiliary of the United States Air Force, yet operate as a notfor-pro t 501 (C) 3 Corporation. For information, contact 1LT Greg Gernat at 863-357-2888. Local Civil Air Patrol hosts awards ceremon y Special to the Okeechobee NewsAttached picture from left to right is Cadet Airman John-Michael Collier, Cadet/ Chief Master Sergeant Joey Allen, Cadet Earl Holliday, Cadet Andrew Smith and Cadet Airman Chase Collier. Special to the Okeechobee NewsThe Pumpkin PatchThe Pumpkin Patch is at the First United Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. There are pumpkins and gourds of all shapes and sizes with prices that t everyone's budget. Bring your children and make memories by taking pictures throughout the pumpkin patch. Special to the Okeechobee NewsRotary hosts a guest speakerDarlene Mayers shared a message of hope for the work being done at the Real Life Children's Ranch during her presentation at Rotary on Oct. 1. Mrs. Mayers is pictured here with Rob Willson, Rotary presidentelect. Class of 1984 reunion plannedFor the Class of 1984 Reunion information please call 863-801-4589. The reunion will be held Nov. 1 and Nov. 2.

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Shutdown I nd it interesting that the federal government is shut down because the Republicans w ant the federal government to stop spending more money than what they are taking in. T he same thing was said in this county by the majority of the commissioners in the budget meetings ... the county must stop spending more than it takes in. The other disturbing fact is that the President and the Democrats will not even sit down and have a meeting to negotiate an end to the government shutdown. I t hought the last offer by the Republicans was a good deal for the average American. Postpone t he penalty for the average American just like t he administration did for big businesses and unions, and no one in the government would b e exempt; such as the president, vice president, Congress, their aides, their families are c urrently exempted. The Democrats voted it down, Why? They don’t want Obamacare for t hemselves and their families?Skunk Ape Skunk Ape sighting: Speeding across the Kissimmee River bridge at 2 a.m. headed tow ard Buckhead Ridge on a motor scooter!Hauntings I have not seen this myself, but I have b een told that sometimes the ghosts of Indians have been seen dancing along the shore of Lake Okeechobee, and if you try to approach them, they disappear. I don’t know if t hey are supposed to be Seminoles who died in the Seminole Wars or an older tribe like the Calusa, who were wiped out by disease. A rrests You see these guys get out on probation and then they are arrested again. How many c hances are they going to give them?Meth lab These people cooking meth are idiots. It is toxic. It can blow up at any time and kill y ou. Anyone who makes it is a loser and a fool. Anyone who uses it is also a loser and a fool. They are killing themselves off, but they are also endangering others. A child living in the home of someone who is involved in that poison is at risk. Regatta The mini regatta was so much fun and we were really impressed with all the things they had for the kids. And it was free! Families could enjoy the day and just have fun. My thanks to the Kiwanis Club for putting on such a great community event. I see it is getting bigger and better every year. It is a wonderful new Okeechobee tradition. We even had a television station come over and do a story about something good in Okeechobee, which is impressive because normally they only want to cover the bad stuff!  Congratulations to the organizers of the Adam Bryant Minimal Regatta. It was great. It is wonderful to see people who are able to be silly running around in costumes and sometimes having their boats sink. People take themselves too seriously these days. We all need a break like that to just laugh at ourselves and laugh with each other. Also, the water balloon ghts were a great addition and I hope they keep that next year.  I have a suggestion for next year’s regatta. Waste Management should bring a bunch of stuff that has been thrown away in a trailer. Give four-person teams 5 minutes each to go in and grab stuff to use to build a boat, only what they can carry out in that time. Teams could draw numbers to see which one goes rst into the trailer. Then give each team one roll of duct tape and give them one hour to build something they think will oat and then race those boats. You could charge extra for this event and limit it to the rst 10 teams to sign up, so it would not add too much time to the day, as they could be building the boats while the other races were going on.Dr, Suess This is what Dr. Suess would say on today’s government. I don’t know who wrote it, but I want to share it: I do not like this Uncle Sam, I do not like his health care scam. I do not like these dirty crooks, or how they lie and cook the books! I do not like when Congress steals, I do not like their secret deals. I do not like this speaker man, I do not like this “yes we can!” I do not like this spending spree. I’m smart. I know that nothing’s free. I do not like their smug replies, when I complain about their lies. I do not like this kind of hope. I do not like it, NOPE, NOPE, NOPE! ‘13 Crossing the Line TourEverglades Elementary teachers, administrators, school volunteers, district leaders and even the Differentiated Accountability staff from Orlando loaded a school bus Saturday morning. A second bus carried boxes of books and a couple of coolers with snacks and drinks for teachers. The two busses pulled out of Everglades at 9 a.m. and began the 2013 EES Crossing the Line Tour. Cross the Line is Everglades’ theme of the school year. Teachers and supporters that Cross the Line are focused, committed to success, determined to work hard, and resilient. Teachers have jumped on board with the theme and you can see the commitment everywhere on campus. Leslie Lundy, principal, arrived at school on Saturday to prepare for the tour to nd the front school sidewalk covered in sidewalk chalk that read, “Cross the Line!” A team of teachers had returned to school late Friday evening to leave the message as a reminder for all to see Saturday morning. Students and parents were noti ed ahead of time that the tour would be traveling through the EES attendance zone from 9 to 12 Saturday morning. As soon as the busses left the school campus headed through Treasure Island, children could be seen in front of houses waiting on the busses, some even still in their pajamas. Busses stopped and teachers unloaded with books in hand. Children were so excited to see their teachers outside of the school day and in their neighborhoods. Teachers were just as thrilled to see their current students as well as prior students. Moms and dads were glad to visit with faculty members and receive books for their children. During one of the stops a middle school student ran back in her house and brought out a composition book where she was keeping her drawings and writings. She wanted to show her elementary teachers how skilled she had become in writing and how her artistic abilities had also improved. At another stop, a mom showed up with a car full of children that had been waiting on a street that had been skipped. Teachers were tickled to see the students. If the parent hadn’t been keeping up with the teachers through Facebook, the children might not have connected with the bus. The tour did not make it to all the neighborhoods, more students and families than expected prepared to watch and wait for the bus. As the bus would be about to load at a stop and leave, another child would be spotted and another group of students would gather. Some of the areas visited were Larkee Lakes, Red Top Dairy, Larson Dairy, Douglas Park, Kings Bay and Spot in the Sun. The tour bus also stopped at Real Life Children’s Ranch where Chief of Polic e Denny Davis even boarded the bus to grab a photo of this group of amazing people tha t is so committed to the students they serve. One teacher was so overwhelmed at th e opportunity, she was heard saying just ho w emotional the experience was for her and she had not expected that. Mrs. Lundy provided RC Colas and Moon Pies for teachers during a roadside break. Sh e has even challenged the teachers to create a lesson plan for students using RC Colas and Moon Pies. The lesson plans submitted in the competition must address an Common Core academic standard. The two winners will receive RC Colas and Moon Pies for thei r entire class. Bus 41, driver Marie Snowden was assigned to the trip and also runs part o f the route taken on Saturday. Students wer e surprised to see both their teacher and bus driver. The second bus driver was Margare t Lipfert transported the coolers and books throughout the tour. Mrs. Lundy feels that taking teachers into neighborhoods to students and families is just one method of outreach that will have a positive impact on parental involvement and hopefully allow parents and students to realize the commitment EES teachers have to students and their education. Teacher participation was voluntary. Teacher commitmen t to the success of Everglades is obvious. Everglades Elementary is Crossing the Line! Leslie Lundy October 9, 2013 4 Okeechobee News OPINION Public Forum/Speak Out Letters to the editor Speak Out has moved online, where i t is quicker and easier to share your i deas and converse with others. Go to w ww.newszap.com, click on the comm unity name and your local or state P ublic Forum. There, you can create n ew topics or comment on existing t opics. What follows is a sam pling of s ome of the discussions currently taki ng place. Thanks for participating! Special to the Okeechobee NewsTeachers Diane Campbell, Emily Streelman and Heather Hawk eagerly wait for the bus to arrive.

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Many newspaper owners have a hidden agendaŽ „ whether it is political, economic or to promote the publishers cronies. Not us. Were owned by a unique non-profit journalistic trust. Our ONLY mission is to provide the information and understanding citizens need to make intelligent decisions about public issues. In doing so, we strive to report the news with honesty, accuracy, fairness, objectivity, fearlessness and compassion. How are we doing? Let us know by emailing feedback@newszap.com or calling your editor.Community Service Through Journalism 5 Okeechobee News October 9, 2013 It’s dangerous to be a womanBeing a woman is dangerous! It’s a risk. Not for the faint-hearted. About half the population is born into this high-risk category, by no choice of their own. That’s odds of 1 in 2. Odds of winning the Powerball 1:175,000, being in a plane crash 1:1,000,000, a bad car w reck 1:10,000 Being abused by someone who promised to love you 1:3. One in three.  Nearly one in three women will experience intimate partner violence at some time in her life.  38% of emergency room visits by women are because of domestic abuse related injuries.  Domestic violence is the predominant cause of injuries to women aged 18 45.  Women and girls are 18 times more likely to be a victim of sexual assault than men and boys.  About one-third of female murder victims ages 12 or older are killed by an intimate partner.  18.3 percent of women in the United States have survived a completed or attempted rape.  Boys who witness their fathers’ violence are 10 times more likely to engage in spouse abuse in later adulthood than boys from non-violent homes. I’m not a gambling man, but these odds don’t look good to me. Either there is one incredibly busy, horrible, nasty guy out there, or there are a lot of not-so-nice guys involved in this ugly picture. I’d bet the truth is the latter. If one in three women is abused, chances are there is a pretty equal number of guys abusing them. I am ashamed of those odds. OK, so, you think I’m over-stating it. Want to play a numbers game with me? Maybe the girls hook up with a few guys over time, and one guy with a few girls, and it changes the odds to, let’s say, one guy abuses two girls in his life. That would mean only one in six of us is an abuser. OK fellas, let’s count off. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, YOU (6). 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, YOU (6). Odds are if you are 1, 2, 3, 4, or 5, you know w ho 6 is. Odds are that you know what 6 is like and how he treats the women in his life. Maybe he acts like he owns her, keeps her in her place with a slap—but only when she needs it, keeps a tight rein on the money she can spend; he keeps track of when she comes and goes, who she is with, monitors her phone, doesn’t let her out of his sight, calls her names. Do I need to go on? I think y ou’ve identi ed your number 6. Now comes the hard part. What do you do next? Nothing or something? After all, chances are if you know who number 6 is, y ou know the woman he is with and that she is someone, not something. Maybe even y our mother, or your sister, or your daughter. So what’ll it be? Nothing or Something? Let’s choose to stack the odds on Something! Jonathan Bean Executive Director, Martha’s House.Learn the warning signs of mental illnessEveryone knows it is important to take care of ourselves. We are “supposed” to eat balanced meals, exercise, wash our hands to prevent the spread of germs and go to the doctor if we get really sick so we can feel well again for our physical health. It’s time for us to pay attention to our mental health as well. Oct. 7 through Oct. 12 is Mental Illness Awareness week. Learning about early warning signs and what to do if the symptoms are present, can get you and your loved ones on the road to recovery quickly. According to the National Alliance for Mental Illness, if you or someone you know is experiencing one or more of the following feelings or behaviors, it’s worth checking out:  Eating or sleeping too much or too little;  Pulling away from people and usual activities;  Having low or no energy;  Feeling numb or like nothing matters;  Having unexplained aches and pains;  Feeling helpless or hopeless;  Smoking, drinking, or using drugs more than usual;  Feeling unusually confused, forgetful, on edge, angry, upset, worried, or scared;  Yelling or ghting with family and friends;  Experiencing severe mood swings that cause problems in relationships;  Having persistent thoughts and memories you can’t get out of your head;  Hearing voices or believing things that are not true;  Thinking of harming yourself or others; and,  Inability to perform daily tasks like taking care of your kids or getting to work or school. The importance of early identi cation and early treatment can’t be emphasized enough. When mental health concerns strike, lives can be turned upside down. Some people may not even recognize the warning signs until a major episode occurs. We must pay attention to the early signs of stress, anxiety and sadness that are interfering with our ability to function in our relationships, our work and our daily life. If you are experiencing these or other warning signs of mental illness, get help. Obtaining a comprehensive assessment is the rst step to recovery. After the assessment, traditional and/or holistic treatment options can be reviewed. There is help available. Take responsibility for yourself and your wellness. It matters. Stacey Brown, Program Director of the Human Services Program Edison State College School of Health ProfessionsEmployment is our priorityI am celebrating my rst year as the director of the Agency for Persons with Disabilities (APD) which provides community services to Floridians with developmental disabilities. To learn about the issues and challenges of our customers and stakeholders, I have been hosting Town Hall meetings around the state. At every gathering, APD customers or their family members have brought up the importance of being able to nd and keep a job. One of the top priorities of APD is to help people with developmental disabilities nd employment and provide services to ensure that they are able to keep their job for the long term. Governor Rick Scott recommended and the Florida Legislature supported providing $500,000 for on-the-job training and internships. These are very important dollars that may help lessen the state’s future costs for community services. Once someone with a disability is successfully employed, their ongoing need for state services is reduced. Like anyone, having a job lifts their spirits, gives them a positive outlook, and encouragement for the future. It is a wise investment. October is the perfect time to focus on jobs because it is Disability Employment Awareness Month, when the entire nation focuses on employment opportunities for people with disabilities. The national theme for the month is Because We are Equal to the Task. Individuals just want a chance to prove themselves to a willing employer. APD works in partnership with the state’s Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) program to provide any needed support the individual and the employer may need to ensure it is a successful job match. APD customer Elizabeth Haines has been working as a hostess and doing food preparation at an Applebee’s Restaurant in Tallahassee for 11 years. Recently, she addressed Governor Scott and the Florida Cabinet about the importance of jobs when that body declared October as Disability Employment Awareness Month. Haines said, “Beyond making new friends, working has enabled me to live in a home of my own, pay my bills, and enjoy going shopping and to the movies. Employers need to recognize that people with disabilities are eager to work and can be a wonderful asset to their companies.” APD and its partners will be recognizing seven businesses from all over the state on Oct. 9 with an Exceptional Employer Award. These companies have demonstrated an outstanding commitment to employing individuals with disabilities. This free public event will be held at Tallahassee City Hall, 300 South Adams St., at 8:30 a.m. We hope you will join us for the celebration. Currently, APD has more than 3,000 of its customers who are successfully working. I want to see that number increase with more people nding permanent careers. We need companies that are willing to open up job opportunities to all people who are quali ed and able to perform the work duties. I want to assure you that APD, VR, Blind Services, Department of Economic Opportunity, Veterans’ Affairs, and other programs will be there to help your company make the best job match for your organization. To learn more, visit EqualToTheTask.org. Barbara Palmer Agency for Persons with Disabilities Letters to the Editor

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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.Cutter Lee Pearce, 26OKEECHOBEE — Cutter Lee Pearce, of Glades County died on Oct. 3, 2013. He was born on May 7, 1987 at Lawnwood Memorial in Ft. Pierce, Fla. He was the son of Mark Hunter and Patricia Pearce, having graduated with honors from Moore Haven Jr./Sr. High School in 2005. He w as very active in the FFA serving as the Chapter’s Vice President as well as the District’s President. After graduation, Cutter continued his education in Nashville, Tenn. at NADC where he also graduated with honors. When he returned home from Nashville, he worked at the L Cross Livestock Auction, L Cross Extreme Events as w ell as The L Cross Ranch where he worked every day with passion to continue the family tradition of a rancher. Cutter went on to become the proud father and loving parent of Keegan Ray (7), Lane Wyatt (5), Savanna Rae (5) and Denim Lee (3). Cutter’s smile could brighten the darkest of rooms. His heart was truly made of gold and his personality could be matched by no one. Cutter was a son, a brother and a daddy. He was a friend to many. He was his Mother’s “SUNSHINE”. He was preceded in death by his paternal grandmother, Mae Collier Pearce; and paternal grandfather, Leo Bailey, Jr. He is survived by his parents, Mark Hunter and Patricia Pearce of Glades County; children, Keegan, Lane, Savanna and Denim; brothers, Cole (Missy), Caleb (Perrie), Chase and Dean; In addition he is survived by paternal grandfather, DL Pearce; maternal grandmother, Dorothy Bailey; aunts, Phyllis Norris, Vickie Teagle, Sharon Ridpath; uncles, Gary Bailey, Wayne Teagle, Greg Ridpath; and a host of cousins as well as many, many friends! Visitation will be 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2013 at the Buxton & Bass Okeechobee Funeral Home, (863-763-1994). Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013 at Oakview Baptist Church, 677 SW 32nd Street Okeechobee, FL 34974. Those wishing to leave a message of condolence may sign the online register book at, w ww.OkeechobeeFuneralHome.com All arrangements are entrusted to the care of Buxton & Bass Okeechobee Funeral Home, 400 N Parrott Avenue, Okeechobee, FL 34974. Lonnie Lee Brooking, 66OKEECHOBEE — Lonnie Lee Brooking died Oct. 6, 2013 in Okeechobee, Fla. The family will hold services at a later time. All arrangements are entrusted to the care of Buxton & Bass Okeechobee Funeral Home, 400 North Parrott Avenue, Okeechobee Florida 34972.Eric Scott “Scotty” Hebel, 51OKEECHOBEE — Scotty Hebel passed away on Sunday, Oct. 6, 2013 at his home. He was forever healed of cancer by his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. He was born in Haines City, Fla. on Feb. 12, 1962. He moved to Okeechobee in 1973 and graduated from Okeechobee High School in 1980. He was a member of the rst graduating police academy class at IRCC in 1982. He served for 8 years on the Ft. Pierce Police Department. He recently had worked at Walpole, Inc. for more than 10 years. He was a member of the Florida Trail Riders Association and loved competing and the camaraderie of his fellow riders. He also loved the fellowship of family and the outdoors. He is survived by his parents, Tom and Joyce Hebel of Okeechobee; daughter, Hannah Hebel of Arlington, Texas; two brothers, Cliff Hebel of Pensacola, Fla. and Rick Hebel of Okeechobee. Visitation will be 10 a.m. followed by services at 11 a.m. on Oct. 12, 2013 at Freedom Ranch. Interment will follow at Evergreen Cemetery with Pastor John Glenn of ciating. In lieu of owers, memorial contributions may be made to Alpha Ministries, 11655 US HWY 441 SE, Okeechobee, FL 34974 or Hospice of Okeechobee, PO Box 1548, Okeechobee, FL 34973. Those wishing to leave a message of condolence may sign the online register book at www.OkeechobeeFuneralHome.com All arrangements are entrusted to the care of Buxton & Bass Okeechobee Funeral Home, 400 North Parrott Avenue, Okeechobee Florida 34972. Gary Richard Leitsch, 69OKEECHOBEE — Gary Richard Leitsch died Oct. 6, 2013 at the Hamrick Home. He was born March 6, 1944 in Buffalo, N.Y. He was a resident of Okeechobee since 1965. Mr. Leitsch was preceded in death by his wife, Helen Leitsch; and daughter, Debbie Story. He is survived by his sons, George Smith (Marie) of Citrus and Michael Smith (Angela) o f Frostproof; daughters, Brenda Jacobs, Mary Adcock, Linda Powers (Tim) and Teresa Hays (Donald) all of Okeechobee and Michelle Leitsch of Tennessee; sister, Jean Best of Prattville, Ala.; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Visitation will be 10 a.m. until services at 11 a.m. Friday, Oct. 11, 2013 at Buxton & Bass Okeechobee Funeral Home. Interment will follow at Evergreen Cemetery with Rev. Kathy Everett of Okeechobee Church of the Trinity. Those wishing to leave a message of condolence may sign the online register book at, www.OkeechobeeFuneralHome.com All arrangements are entrusted to the care o f Buxton & Bass Okeechobee Funeral Home, 400 North Parrott Avenue, Okeechobee Florid a 34972.Joseph Frederick Franco, 69LAKE WALES, Fla. — Joseph Frederick Franco passed away on Friday, Oct. 4, 2013 at his home. Mr. Franco was a resident of Lake Wales, Fa. for sixteen years. He was a U.S. Army veteran and a member of Trinity Baptist Church. He is survived by his wife of 45 years, Mary Ann Franco of Lake Wales, Fla.; daughter, Michelle Cleghorn of Afghanistan; grandsons, Zackary Johnson of Lake Wales, Fla. and Anthony Franco of Medina, Ohio; granddaughters, Jessica Franco of Medina, Ohio; Megan Skiles of York, Pa.; Mellissa Seiders of McConnellsburg, Pa.; daughter-in-law, Tina Franco of McConnellsburg, Pa.; great-grandson, Ryder Seiders of McConnellsburg, Pa.; brothers, James Franco and Johnny Franco of Gulf Port, Fla.; and sister, Susie Franco of Gulf Port, Fla. A visitation will be held on Friday, Oct. 11, 2013 from 11 a.m. to noon. Funeral services will follow at noon at Buxton-Seawinds Funeral Home, 3833 SE 18th Terrace, Okeechobee, FL 34974, Pastor Horace Howell will of ciate. Interment will follow at Evergreen Cemetery. In lieu of owers, memorial donations may be made to: Mary Ann Franco; 14102 Quail Circle, Lake Wales, FL 33859. Arrangements are entrusted to Buxton-Seawinds Funeral Home & Crematory. Online condolences may be expressed at www.buxtonseawinds.com Steven S. Stone, 62OKEECHOBEE — Steven S. Stone died Oct. 6, 2013. He was born Nov. 26, 1950 in Binghamton, N.Y. He came to Okeechobee from Port St. Lucie in Dec. of 2012. He worked for U.S. Air. Mr. Stone was preceded in death by his parents, Clayton and Bernice Stone. He is survived by his brother, Clayton Stone; sister, Karen Stone McGarry; brothers, Gregor y and Larry Stone; and many loving nieces and nephews. No services will be held at this time. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Okeechobee, PO Box 1548, Okeechobee, FL 34973. Those wishing to leave a message of condolence may sign the online register book at, www.OkeechobeeFuneralHome.com All arrangements are entrusted to the care o f Buxton & Bass Okeechobee Funeral Home, 400 North Parrott Avenue, Okeechobee, FL 34972.Marla Sue Wandrum, 35OKEECHOBEE — Marla Sue Wandrum, of Braselton, Ga., passed away on Saturday, the 5th of Oct. 2013 at her residence. Miss Wandrum was born the 27th of June 1978 in Hollywood, Fla. to John Thomas Wandrum and Dorise Mobley Wandrum. She attended Hollywood Christian and graduated from South Broward High. She attended McFatter where she earned her LPN Degree and later earned an Associate’s Degree from Indian River State College. Marla loved spending time with her children. Every chance she had, Marla went to the beach. She had a love for reading and learning. One of her passions was watching football on Sunday afternoons with her dad and big brother with a beer in hand. When she was a kid, she spent every summer with her Nanny and Pa. here on St. Simons Island, whom she loved dearly. Survivors include her mother and father, Dorise Mobley Wandrum, and John Thomas Wandrum of Okeechobee; her grandmother, Marjorie Mobley, St. Simons Island, Ga.; her children, Jacob, Savannah, Mary, Mayah, and Luis Jr.; her brother and sister-in-law, Tommy and Norma of Braselton, Ga.; her nephew and niece, Tommy Jr. and Tori; signi cant other, Luis Higuita; and many other relatives. Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013 in the chapel of Edo Miller and Sons Funeral Home with Mrs. Clarissa Hall of ciating. Interment will follow the service in Palmetto Cemetery, with a catered reception following the Interment at Edo Miller and Sons Funeral Home. Serving pallbearers will be her father John Wandrum, her son Jacob Wandrum, her signi cant other Luis Higuita, her brother Tommy Wandrum,;her nephew Tommy Wandrum, Jr., and her cousin Jason Nagel. Family will receive friends Wednesday the 9th of Oct. 2013 at Edo Miller and Sons Funeral Home from 6 to 8 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made in the honor of Miss Marla Sue Wandrum to the ALS Association Georgia Chapter (404) 636-9909 or (888) 636-9940. 1955 Cliff Valley Way, Suite 116, Atlanta, GA 30329. We would like to say a special thanks to the people of Raulerson Hospital, where Marla worked, for their support and kind actions. Arrangements have been entrusted to Edo Miller and Sons Funeral Home. www.edomillerandsons.com Obituaries 6 Okeechobee News October 9, 2013 View obituaries from the past month at http://www.legacy.com

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Celebrations www.newszap.com/celebrationsEngaged? Just married? Golden anniversary? New baby? Share your news in print and onlineEach Celebrations package includes: and family & JANE A. ILLUSTRATION WEDDINGJOSEPH W. EXAMPLE She is the daughter of Joseph and Jane SUSAN A. EXAMPLE BIRTH & JANE A. EXAMPLE ANNIVERSARYJOSEPH W. EXAMPLE Submit your good news today at & JANE A. EXAMPLE ENGAGEMENTJOSEPH W. EXAMPLE florida.newszap.com Check out these new features: • Daily Local News Updates • New interactive and easy to navigate format • Plus much, much more!Come see for yourself! Hwy 98 N Okeechobee(Next to Livestock Market) 34TH ANNUAL CHICK GIVE-A-WAYCUSTOMER APPRECIATION DAYS!Walpole Feed & Supply Co.763-6905 HUGE SAVINGS plus FREE CHICKS to our VALUED CUSTOMERS!Friday, Oct. 25th & Saturday, Oct. 26th 7 Okeechobee News October 9, 2013 Come and “Pick Your Path” at IRSC Fall Career Fair at the Blackburn Educational Building on Oct. 26 Indian River State College serves as an accessible resource for education and training in the local community. On Saturday, Oct. 26, IRSC will host the “Pick Your Path Fall Career Fair” from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the IRSC Blackburn Educational Building. The “IRSC Pick Your Path Fall Career Fair” is a family event to come and learn more about careers, IRSC Quick Job Training, nancial aid and educational opportunities available w ith IRSC. The “IRSC Pick Your Path Fall Career Fair” will feature music, refreshments, and demonstrations of many IRSC Quick Job Training programs, English as a Second Language (ESL) open house, career information, and more. Community partners for the event include Workforce Solutions, Harvest Outreach, Fort Pierce Housing Authority and the Boys and Girls Club. The Blackburn Educational Building is an IRSC facility that helps support the revitalization of Fort Pierce. The Blackburn serves as the learning hub of the R. “Duke” Nelson Human Development & Resources Center located at 3002 Avenue D. It is a community resource that provides needed training for more rewarding careers, good pay and brighter futures. For more information about the” IRSC Pick Your Path Fall Career Fair” or programs available at the Blackburn Educational Building and IRSC, call 866-792-4772, email info@irsc.edu or visit www.irsc.edu. IRSC hosts career fair Special to the Okeechobee News Children’s Services Council of Okeechobee recently completed reviewing all of the summer programs that the children of Okeechobee had the ability to participate in during their summer vacations. What a great y ear it was after the review. Twenty agencies asked for funds and the council awarded over $179,000 so these agencies could either hold summer camps or send some children to camps that were already active. There w as a wide variety to choose from including a sewing camp, horse camp, history camp, cheer camp, and skate camp. Also, it just w asn’t for young children, but many teens w ere kept active as junior counselors and also had some learning experiences through IRSC and the sheriff’s athletic camp. Parents learned about the camp through the summer activity guide that was sent home with every student in the school system and had been sent to doctor’s ofces and other locations around town. The council members heard that even before the guide was published, parents were calling some of the agencies to “get on the list” so they knew their child would have an active and safe summer. During the summer, 1,072 Okeechobee children went to at least one of the camps. Another positive note is that most of these camps hired people from Okeechobee County to run them so it gave many adults the opportunity to have a job. The council is funded through property tax dollars and runs all year round. Currently 28 agencies have programs that work with Okeechobee children, helping them to have an excellent quality of life that will make them caring, self-suf cient adults. If you are interested in more information or would like to apply to be on this all volunteer council through a governor appointment, call 863-462-5000 ext. 255. The Children’s Services Council meets the second Thursday of each month at 5 p.m. on the school board of ce. Children’s Services Council awards funds

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 8 Okeechobee News October 9, 2013 Elks meeting is Oct. 10Lake Okeechobee Elks Lodge #2871 will meet Thursday, Oct. 10 at 7 p.m. at the V FW South in Treasure Island. Twenty-six W eek Club tickets will be available at this meeting. There are approx.imately 50 left so get one now so you can be included in the w eekly drawings. Proceeds of tickets sales w ill go to our building fund.Networking breakfast slatedA Power Networking breakfast will be held at the Brown Cow Sweetery, 103 S.W. Park St., Thursday, Oct. 10 from 7:30 until 9 a.m. Breakfast will be available for those w ho wish to purchase it. Coffee will be prov ided. You must RSVP for this event. For information, call 863-467-6246Dems Committee to meetThe Okeechobee Democratic Executive Committee will meet on Thursday, Oct. 10, in the meeting room of the Okeechobee Public Library beginning at 5:30 p.m. All interested Democrats are invited to attend and participate.Medicare 101 info offeredA representative from the Area Agency on Aging’s SHINE program will be at the Okeechobee County Public Library, 206 S.W. 16th St., Friday, Oct. 11 at 10 a.m. to provide a Medicare 101 presentation. For information, contact Darlene Forage, SHINE project director, at 772-349-5073.Eastern Star plans auction Okeechobee Chapter No. 128, Order of the Eastern Star, will host a Quarter Auction on Friday, Oct. 11 at the Okeechobee Masonic Lodge, 107 N.W. Fifth Ave. Doors will open at 6 p.m. The auction will begin at 7 p.m. Numerous vendors are expected for this evening of fun and great prizes. Bidding paddles are only $2 and our kitchen will be open serving hot dogs, chili dogs, chips and drinks. A dessert table will showcase many homemade items from our great cooks. Bring your quarters – we’ll have plenty of change for paper money, too – and join us w hile supporting the charities of the Eastern Star. For information, contact Mary Ann Holt at 863-763-5210.Dinner-dance gala is Oct. 11The 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 (863-763-2984) or at Hospice on Southeast Fourth Street. Call Hospice at 863-467-2321 for information. Social hour will be from 6 until 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 Florida Cracker Boys.Moose plans Celebrity NightThe Buckhead 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.B.R.A.T. 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 to 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 863-697-9096.Animal workshop plannedA Youth Livestock Show Ethics and Animal Care Workshop will be held on Saturday, Oct. 12 at the Okeechobee Agri-Civic Center. Sign in is at 8 a.m. The workshop will be from 9 a.m. to noon. Anyone showing livestock in the Okeechobee Youth Livestock 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. Legion hosts Sunday bingoAmerican Legion 64 will host Sunday night bingo Oct. 13 at 6:30 p.m. Doors open at 5 p.m. in the bingo area. The kitchen will offer a limited menu. Payoffs will be determined by player attendance. All proceeds to bene t the American Legion veterans’ programs. The event is open to the public. The American Legion now has free WIFI for its lounge and dinning room patrons.Masons offering breakfastThe Masonic Lodge, located at 107 N.W. Fifth St., will host a breakfast with all the xins Sunday, Oct. 13 for $6 per plate. The public is welcome and carry out is available. Breakfast will be served from 8 until 11 a.m. All proceeds go to local Mason giving.AMVets plan weekly eventsAMVets and Ladies Auxilliary of Post 200, 8591 S.R. 78 W. invites you to come out to some of our weekly events happening in October. A ladies night out will be held Monday, Oct. 14 and every Monday from 6-10 p.m. C-Bingo will be held on Wednesdays at 6 p.m., on Fridays at 1 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. Corn Hole will be held every Thursday at 6 p.m. On Oct. 22, a Gator Race will be held at 6:30 p.m. On Oct. 31, at 7 p.m., a Halloween party will be held. We are also planning a food drive for Thanksgiving. All the money raised goes to special projects. V.F.W. to host euchre clubV.F.W. Post 10539, on U.S. 441 S. will start its euchre club Monday, Oct. 14 for the fall. Everyone is welcome. For information, call Irene at 863-801-4863.Capt. John Rhoden to speakParents, students and family are invited to attend a Guiding Good Choices family event Thursday, Oct. 17 at 6 p.m. at the Okeechobee Achievement Academy. The guest speaker will be Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Of ce Detective Captain John Rhoden with the NOPE Task Force. For information, contact Pat Murray at 863-462-5125, ext. 105.Golf tournament to be heldThe Okeechobee 600 (formerly the Okeechobee Blood roundup) Third Annual Golf Tournament will be held at Blue Heron Golf and Country Club on Saturday, Oct. 19, at 9 a.m. An entry fee of $40 provides 18 holes of golf with cart, refreshments and numerous prizes. Sign up at the Blue Heron Golf Club, 863-467-1651. Sponsorships for a Tee or Green are still available for $25 for business advertising and $10 for personal intentions. Contact Joan Roden at 863-763-2971 for information.FOE serving breakfastThe Fraternal Order of the Eagles 4137 Auxiliary, at 9985 U.S. 441 N. is offering breakfast Sunday, Oct. 20, from 9 until 11 a.m. for a small donation. For information, call 863-763-2550.OHS presenting play“Welcome To Carnie: A Drama in Two Acts” by Wil Denson, will be presented Friday, Oct. 18 at 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, Oct. 19, at 7:30 p.m.; and Sunday, Oct. 20, at 2 p.m. All tickets are $5. Contact Ms. Raulerson for tickets at 863-462-5025, ext 8011. The synopsis of the play is: Ten students at Carnegie Senior High School noisily gather around their lockers on the rst day of school. By the time the play ends, on of them is dead. Suicide. Will it be the shy new girl in the school who can’t seem to make friends? Or the pest who thinks spray-painting lockers and scaring girls will make him popular? Or the muscular football hero with a vile temper? Or the beautiful but insecure head cheerleader? Or the girl who’s too overweight to make cheerleader? Or the one who’s too poor to buy the pretty clothes she wants? Or?CCC to meet Oct. 22The Community Collaborative Council of the Okeechobee County Shared Services Network will conduct their monthly meeting Tuesday, Oct. 22 at 10 a.m. in the board room of the Okeechobee County School Board of ce. The October special guest speakers will be Brian Sell, preparedness planner and Medical Reserve Corp coordinator, and Jonathan Bean from Martha’s House. The CCC will collect Christmas gifts and donations. Please bring items to the meeting or call for pick up. The meeting is open to the public and everyone is welcome to attend. For information, call Sharon Vinson at 863-462-5000, ext. 257. Community Events Brought to you by:“Your Air Conditioning and Plumbing Specialist”863.763.6461Lic#CAC1817236

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"This year's offering is representative of the consistency we strive for; the bulls in this sale will sire calves that come easy, grow fast, and will perform in the feedlot and on the rail," said owner, Doug Slattery. Following the 44 Farms Angus bull sale, The Okeechobee Livestock Market will host two-year-old Brangus bulls from Little Creek Farms on Friday, Oct. 18. Hailing from Florida, Little Creek Farms is known for producing bulls that are well-adapted to the peninsula environment. Owner Tommy Taylor III said, "the focus of Little Creek Farms is to produce Brangus Bulls for the commercial cattle ranchers and farmers; our livestock are Florida-bred and raised; and, past records show that our bulls work well in producing quality calves that will add dollars to your bottom line." Buyers are welcome to arrive to the Okeechobee Livestock Market at 11 a.m. both days, to view the animals before they are shown in the auction ring. For more information, please visit, www.okeechobeelivestockmarket.com; or www.facebook.com/okeechobeelivestockmarket; or call 863-763-3127. To learn more about 44 Farms, please visit, www.44farms.com. For more information on Little Creek Farms, please contact lcfbrangus@yahoo.com. The Okeechobee Livestock Market is a progressive cattle auction known nationall y for tried-and-true marketing of Florida calves to buyers. With a premiere location for central and southern Florida ranchers, the Okeechobee Livestock Market is located in Okeechobee, Florida, on Highway 98 North, with sales starting at noon every Monda y and Tuesday. Okeechobee Livestock Market to host bull sales 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). Bufford Tyson Wilson, 25, N.W. 53rd Terrace, Okeechobee, was arrested Oct. 4 by Deputy Cody Hurst on a felony charge of possession of a rearm/ammunition by a convicted felon. His bond was set at $10,000. Laron Savonte McNeil, 22, N.E. 15th St., Okeechobee, was arrested Oct. 4 by Deputy Leland Schoonmaker on an Okeechobee County warrant charging him with the felony of possession of a structure/vehicle knowingly used for the purpose of selling a controlled substance, and the misdemeanor of driving w hile license suspended. His bond was set at $51,000. Janet Lawson Cash, 61, S.E. 26th St., Okeechobee, was arrested Oct. 4 by Deputy Steven Pollock on a misdemeanor charge of driving under the in uence. Her bond was set at $500. Juan Manuel Bucio, 21, N.E. 64th Drive, Okeechobee, was arrested Oct. 5 by Sergeant Russell Cale on a felony charge of eeing and attempting to elude a law enforcement of cer. His bond was set at $500. Samuel Medrano, 26, N.W. 18th Ave., Okeechobee, was arrested Oct. 5 by Deputy Elbert Kline on an Okeechobee County warrant charging him with the felony of burglary of a structure. He was also arrested on Okeechobee County warrants charging him w ith the misdemeanors of failure to appear possession of marijuana under 20 grams, failure to appear possession of drug paraphernalia and violation of probation battery. He is being held without bond. Vincent Dortch, 55, N.E. 14th Ave., Okeechobee, was arrested Oct. 7 by Deputy Fred Bradley on a Palm Beach County warrant charging him with the felony of violation of probation aggravated battery with a deadly weapon. He was released on his own recognizance. Jeremy Wayne Rhymes, 38, N.W. 154th Ave., Okeechobee, was arrested Oct. 7 by Deputy Matt Hurst on an Okeechobee County warrant charging him with the felonies of violation of probation burglary of a conveyance and violation of probation grand theft-auto. He is being held without bond. William Jeffrey Bennett, 30, S.E. 35th Terrace, Okeechobee, was arrested Oct. 7 by Deputy John Ashby on a DOC warrant charging him with the felonies of violation of probation criminal mischief over $1,000, violation of probation dealing in stolen property and violation of probation giving false veri cation of ownership of regulated metals over $300. He is being held without bond. Augustus Rose, 36, N.W. 33rd Ave., Okeechobee, was arrested Oct. 8 by Deputy Marcus Collier on felony charges of burglary with an assault or battery while armed with a gun, kidnapping, possession of a weapon/ ammunition by a convicted felon and domestic abuse of a disabled adult. He is being held without bond. 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 The Okeechobee County Sheriff's Of ce investigated reports of the following crimes last week.ASSAULT 1700 U.S. 441 N. 3500 block of U.S. 441 S.E. 12600 block of S.E. 108th Drive 8500 block of U.S. 441 S.E.BURGLARY 2200 block of N.W. Fourth St. 2000 block of N.W. 42nd Ave. 1700 block of U.S. 441 N. 2600 block of N.W. Second St. 200 block of N.E. 62nd Ave. 3900 block of N.W. 29th Ave. 900 block of N.E. 104th Court 2700 block of S.E. 27th Ave.FRAUD 2100 block of S.W. 18th Lane 4500 block of S.E. 28th St.THEFT 3200 block of N.W. Third St. 400 block of U.S. 98 N. 1700 block of N.W. Fifth St. 4700 block of U.S. 441 N. 1600 block of N.W. Sixth St. 13400 block of N.E. 22nd Ave. 900 block of N.E. 31st Terrace 600 block of S.W. Second Ave. 100 block of S.W. 18th Ave. 1500 block of N.E. 15th St. OCSO Investigations Martha’s House holds Domestic Violence workshopMartha's House will host the Cut Out Domestic Violence workshop for salon owners, cosmetologists, nail technicians, barbers, massage therapists and beauty consultants on Sunday, Oct. 13, at 3 p.m. at The Hampton Inn on State Road 70 in Okeechobee. Admission is free. Refreshments will be served. Contact:Shirlean Graham or Irene Luck to RSVP at 863-763-2893.Swamp Doggers Hog Round Up set for Nov. 1-3BRIGHTON SEMINOLE RESERVATIONThe Fred Smith Rodeo Arena at the Brighton Seminole Indian Reservation will host the Second Annual Swmp Doggers Hog Round Up on Nov. 1-3. The participants and their dogs will hunt all weekend and arrive at the arena on Sunday afternoon, Nov. 3, to weigh in their catches. On the day of the weigh in the arena will host several activities. These events include an open archery competition, a Red Ryder BB gun shoot for the kids, and a barbecie rib and swamp cabbage cook-off. Local companies will bring buggies to display and vendors are invited to set up booths. Anyone wishing to participate in any of these events is asked to register by 4 p.m. on Oct. 28 For information, call 863-467-6039; e-mail at KendraMurphy@semtribe.com; or, checkout rezrodeo.com.

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Humana is a Medicare Advantage organization with a Medicare contract. Enrollment in this Humana plan depends on contract renewa l. The ene t in ormation provided is a rie summar not a complete description o ene ts. or more in ormation contact the plan. imitations copa ments and restrictions ma appl ene ts and premiums ma change on anuar o each ear. ou must continue to pa our Medicare art premium. A sales person will e present with in ormation and applications. or accommodation o persons with special needs at sales meetings call Humana ales at TT a.m. to p.m. da s a wee Applica le to Humana old lus HM H plan. HHH HH Accepted T Hello, Okeechobee. CALL NOW.1-800-298-9666 (TTY: 711) 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., 7 days a week Get the bene“ts you need: Doctors of“ce visits and hospital coverage Prescription drug coverage Out-of-pocket protection Preventive coverageTheres a new Medicare health plan in town.Be one of the “rst to “nd out about the Humana Gold Plus (HMO) plan.Plus the extras you want: 24-hour nurse advice line Convenient mail-order prescription coverage Wellness programs Emergency coverage at home and when you travel And so much more!Dont wait. Enrollment ends Saturday, December 7. 10 Okeechobee News October 9, 2013

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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.comOffer expires November 29, 2013 CAC014022(863) 763-6742208 SW 5th Avenue Okeechobee, FL 34974 Okeechobees Longest-Established Lennox Dealer Since 1975 Weve been building our reputation for years. Needless to say, weve gotten pretty good with our hands.Let us help you get your system into shape before the cooler weather gets here. *Rebate oer is valid only with the purchase of qualifying Lennox products. System rebate oers range from $300 $2,000. See dealer for details. **See dealer for details and visit www.energystar.gov for more information on the tax credit guidelines. 2013 Lennox Industries, Inc. ORRECEIVE UP TO $2,500 in rebates*and tax credits**with the purchase of a qualifying Lennox Home Comfort System.Special Financing Available* 11 Okeechobee News October 9, 2013 Special to the Okeechobee New/ CESStudents of the weekCentral Elementary Students of the Week of Sept. 30 are: Alyssa Ramirez, Emily Steen, Evan McClanahan, Marlon Medrano, Nayilia Bustos, Elianny Delgado, Johana Hernandez, Jayeln Lineberry, Kobey Hare, Erick Rayo, Laura Sandoval, Harley Goulette, Brant Yates, Emma Harper, Edgar Lopez, Dosselena Flores, Pablo Varillas, Mallony Collier, Keyla Albarran, Alex Antos Median, So a Zapata, Kimberly Rayo, Mariah Jenkins, Kiersten Kennedy and Javier Torres. Special to the Okeechobee News/ OMSStudents of the weekOsceola Middle School Students of the Week for Oct. 3, are "pointing" you in the right direction. To our BOOK FAIR! Congratulations to these students: Tristan Robinson, Alyssa Vavra, Juliett Navarro-Nieto, Florinda Cea, Yasmin Jaimes-Calderon, Jenna McClanahan, Princess Salva, Johnny Rodriguez and Jasmine Langton. Year of the Farmer poster contest seeks entriesFlorida Agriculture in the Classroom, Inc. has announced the Year of the Farmer Poster Contest. The contest has two divisions: kindergarten through third grade and fourth through six grades. One winning entry from each division will win two tickets to a Gator home football game, autographed football and have their entry published in the Football Game Day program. The school with the most entries will receive a Gator pizza party for the entire school. Entries must be mailed to: Gator IMG Sports Marketing, Attention: Gabe Park, 4798 New Broad Street, Suite 110, Orlando, FL 32814. Deadline is Oct. 14, 2013. For contest details go to www.gatorzone.com.

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 12 Okeechobee News October 9, 2013 By Charles M. MurphyOkeechobee News The Okeechobee Youth Football League swept ve games and didn't allow a point as they overwhelmed the Cypress Gardens Gators on Saturday in youth football games played at Okeechobee High School. The Flag team prevailed 26-0, the Mighty Mites won 28-0, the Senior squad 34-0, the Pee Wee 35-0 and the Junior team 45-0. In the ag contest Ziryn Flores scored on a 12-yard touchdown run, Jordan Johnson ran for a 2-yard touchdown, Jaydence Urbina carried for a 40-yard touchdown and Kayden Warrior added a 30-yard touchdown run. The Mighty Mites scored on a 3-yard run by Emerson Billie to cap a near 9:00 minute drive in the rst half. Khamari Jones added a 17-yard touchdown run, and Billie added a 3-yard touchdown run later in the game. Touchdown runs by Javaris Johnson and J ones were called back by penalty. The Senior game featured two touchdowns by Robert Futch, one on a 55-yard pass from Logan Etherton, a touchdown pass from Etherton to Malcolm Chambers, and a pair of touchdown runs by Jermaine Moore. The defense was dominant and held the Gators to negative yardage on the day. Jarrett Faulkner had a quarterback sack. Keegan Sarros recovered a fumble and had a tackle for loss. Francisco Delalto also had a strong game on defense. Jarrett Mills conv erted four extra point attempts. Mills has been a place kicker for the past ve years. He attends camps around the state hosted by place kickers and uses them to improve his skills. Among his mentors is former Florida Gator kicker and current Miami Dolphins kicker Caleb Sturgis. "I feel con dent when I kick. The camps give me really good tips on how to kick the ball. I think exibility is the main one," he added. Mills said he wants to work on his distance and do a better job on kickoffs. He said he will be ready when the team needs him in a close game, perhaps in the post season. "Practice and dedication is the key to being a good kicker. When the challenge comes I'll be ready," he added. Defensive linemen Alex Hukriede said a lot of the reserves got to play in this game and that meant a lot to the younger players, "The little guys don't get the playing time so it was really nice to give them a chance to play today. I think we did well. We've been training for a long time, and we have heart." In the Pee Wee contest, Ramone Baker scored on a 35-yard run and on a 27-yard fumble return. Chad Williams added a 37yard run for a score. Ja'Khious Cooper scored on a 39-yard touchdown run. Brennen Sell returned a punt 27 yards for another score. The Junior team scoring included an 88yard punt return by Devonte Luellman, a 50-yard run by Veyon Washington, a 38-yard interception return by Bracen Harvey, a 15yard run by Roderick Williams, a 2-yard run by Justin Ray, a 55-yard run by Jalen Pryor and a 71-yard kick return by Jerome Roundtree. Bradley Shaw, Brian Sell and Harvey all had tackles in the back eld. The OYFL will host Orange Park this Saturday, Oct. 12, at Brahman Stadium. The games begin at 9 a.m. Okeechobee overwhelms Cypress Gardens in youth grid pla y Okeechobee News/ Charles MurphyThe senior team pitched a shutout after they took a 26-0 lead in the rst quarter. Key players included #83 Fransisco Delalto, #82 Dustin Holmes, #60 Austin Waldron and #2 Rylee Smith. Okeechobee News/ Charles MurphyBrayden Odum of Cypress Gardens is mobbed by several Brahman defenders in the Mighty Mite game, (youth ages 7-8) which include #31 Jhamari Jones and #42 Emerson Billie.

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 2013 CHEVROLET CAPTIVA LTZ 1 owner! Leather seats, SunroofStk # 7558903P.. .......2013 GMC YUKON XL 1500 SLT 1 owner! Front fog/driving lights. Stk#7192513P...... 2012 CHEVROLET IMPALA LT 1 owner MOONROOF Stk#7195372P........................2012 CHEVROLET IMPALA LT 1 owner. Auto, AC, Stk# 7269763P...............................2011 CHEVROLET SUBURBAN 1 OWNER! Auto..Stk# 7344382P.................................. 2010 CHEVROLET SILVERADO 1500 Crew cab short box Stk# 7226116T............................2012 NISSAN VERSA 1 owner, Stability control. Stk#737377 P.......................... 2009 BUICK ENCLAVE CXL 1 Owner, Front Wheel Drive, Stk#7142367T................2013 CHRYSLER 300 300C RWD 1 owner, Navigation, Stk# 7508006P.....................2013 HYUNDAI GENESIS 1 owner, Auto... Stk# 7217297P............................ 2013 NISSAN ROGUE FWD 4DR S 1 owner, CVT Transmission, Cruise, Stk#7511354P....2012 CHRYSLER 300 LIMITED 1 owner, Front fog/driving lights...Stk# 7192114P.... 2012 CHRYSLER TOWN & COUNTRY1 owner, Climate control... Stk#7251743P.............. 2012 DODGE GRAND CARAVAN 1 owner! .Stk#7277476P ................................2012 FORD TAURUS LIMITED 1 owner, Auto... STK#7130504P .......................... 2012 MERCEDES-BENZ C-CLASS 1 owner! ABS, Auto, Turbo. Stk#7628061P ............. 2010 FORD EDGE 4dr, 3.5L V6, Auto, Stk# 7B27313P............................2010 FORD EDGE 37K miles, Auto, Stk# 7B25054P............................2011 DODGE DURANGO 2wd, hear 39 k miles. Stk# 7804259P.................2012 TOYOTA RAV4 FWD 1 owner!!! Auto, A/c... Stk#7118341P ...............2013 MAZDA MAZDA3 54K miles, 4dr. Stk#7687316T........... .............. 2011 BMW 328i 26K miles, 6 cyl, Auto, Stk# 7N07568P...................2011 JEEP WRANGLER 4WD SPORT Convertible roof Manual, Cruise Stk#7641619P......2010 FORD MUSTANG CPE GT 1 Owner, Less than 40k Miles.. Stk# 7140691P..........2012 BMW 128i Coupe, 1, 696 miles ..Stk#7P23815T............................2011 TOYOTA RAV4 FWD 28 MPG Hwy!! Auto, Climate & Cruise Stk#7087335T.2010 NISSAN SENTRA 4DR 4dr, sedan Manual 2.0 Stk#7681804P........2012 FORD FOCUS 5dr. HB SEL 38k miles ...Stk# 7804259P..................... $22,986 $13,490 $22,830 $28,476 $25,989 $28,777 $24,660 $34,956 $26,520 $20,761 $19,880 $15,550 $17,605 $21,895 $21,995 $28,900 $15,442 $23,345 $24,995 $20,995 $31,558 $20,367 $18,990 $13,995 $13,990 $24,990 $17,177 $13,875 PRE-OWNED VEHICLES 2013 BUICK ENCORE 2014 BUICK ENCLAVE FOR NON-GM OWNERS/LESSEES $2,500 PURCHAS BONUS CASH + $1,000 CONQUEST CASH FOR NON-GM OWNERS/LESSEES GET FOR NON-GM OWNERS/LESSEES GET= $3,500 TOTAL ALLOWANCE $1,000 CONQUEST CASH $500 CONQUEST CASH 2013 BUICK REGAL 2013 BUICK LACROSSE APR FOR 60 MONTHS FOR QUALIFIED BUYERS-PLUS-APR FOR 60 MONTHS FOR QUALIFIED BUYERSPLUSAPR FOR 60 MONTHS FOR QUALIFIED BUYERSPLUSAPR FOR 60 MONTHS FOR QUALIFIED BUYERSPLUS0% 0% FOR NON-GM OWNERS/LESSEES 1,000 PURCHASE BONUS CASH + $1,500 CONQUEST CASH October 12 & 13 Dont WaitDont WaitFort Pierce Buick GMC 5225 S. U S Hwy 1, Fort Pierce, Florida Sales 772-318-4386 Service 772-318-4325Sales M-F 8:30 8:00 Sat 8:30 6:00 Sun 11:00 6:00 Service/Parts M-F 7:30 6:00 Sat 7:30 2:00 Body Shop M-F 8-5 We have a full service body shop !We repair all makes and models. We accept any and all insurance company estimates Subject to prior sale, all vehicles pricing is plus tax, tag and dealer fees. Not responsible for typos etc. See dealer f or details = $2,500 TOTAL ALLOWANCE 0% 1.9% 13 Okeechobee News October 9, 2013

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 HEALTH CARE CONVENIENT AND ACCESSIBLE: METCARE OF OKEECHOBEE To schedule an appointment call (863) 763-6431. In the event of a medical emergency, call 911 or head to the nearest emergency room. Dedicated to health care. Committed to caring. Why MetCare?MetCare offers a highly skilled team of health care professionals right here in Okeechobee to meet your health care needs, including hospital admissions and follow-up care. We’ll help you make the best There are many reasons why a woman may have a hysterectomy, a surgical procedure to remove part or all of the uterus. According to Board Certied Gynecologist James Bradeld, the most common are bleeding abnormalities, tumors or enlargements of the uterus, problems with endometriosis, pelvic adhesions and pelvic infections. Dr. Bradeld performs laparoscopic hysterectomies at Raulerson Hospital. The benets of performing a hysterectomy using a laparoscope vs. the open abdominal Common reasons for a hysterectomyincision include a smaller incision site, less bleeding, and a quicker recovery. In fact most laparoscopic hysterectomies are performed as outpatient procedures, meaning no hospital stay is necessary. Dr. Bradeld has more than 30 years of experience in his eld. He presents his patients with options and treats them in a personal yet professional manner. If you are facing surgery, consider that Raulerson Hospital has been named a Top Performer by The Joint Commission on Key Quality Measures including Surgical Care. 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 CANCER?15 Minute chat with Dr. Kumar, at no charge, to discuss Advanced Treatment options personalized just for you.Limited Appointments. CALL NOW 863-467-9500Big Lake Cancer Center1115 North Parrott Avenue, Okeechobee Exceeding patients expectations~ every day!Ž RADIATION ONCOLOGISTS specialsections. newszap.com View all of our special sections online! 14 Okeechobee News October 9, 2013 FORT PIERCEKicking off the 20132014 Indian River State College Hallstrom Planetarium Starlight Series is the astonishing show, "Environments." Environments will be presented using the Planetarium's new upgraded, immersive video projection system that can now take visitors underwater to explore coral reefs, probe the hearts of distant nebulas and galaxies, or explore the microscopic world. New projected images will cover the doomed ceiling creating wrap-around scenes in addition to beautiful star elds. Audiences will feel that they are actually in an outside environment looking up at the sky. Environments will be presented on Oct. 18 & 19, Oct. 25 & 26, Nov. 8 & 9, and Nov. 22 & 23. New planetarium show times are Friday evenings at 6 and 7:30 p.m. and Saturday afternoons at 1:00 and 2:30 p.m. Also new this year, the Hallstrom Planetarium will begin offering public programs exclusively for younger audiences ages 4-12. Kid Space shows will be presented at 11 a.m. on select Saturdays throughout the school year. Children will be taken on scienti c voyages of discovery and will learn about stars and constellations, Earth and other planets, the moon, and how outer space is explored. Kid Space will be presented on Oct. 19 & 26, Nov. 9 & 23, Dec. 7 & 14, Jan. 25, Feb. 1, March 8 & 15, April 12 & 26, May 10 & 24, and June 7. Planetarium shows, except for Kid Space shows, are recommended for adults and children over the age of ten. The Hallstrom Planetarium's temperature is maintained at 72 degrees and visitors may want to bring a light jacket or sweater. Tickets are $3 each and may be purchased at the IRSC Box Of ce at the McAlpin Fine Arts Center or b y calling 1-800-220-9915 with VISA, Discover, American Express, or MasterCard or visit www.irsc.edu. Hallstrom Planetarium announces Starlight series Special to the Okeechobee News/ IRSCJon Bell is director of the Hallstrom Planetarium, which will open a new show “Environments,” on Oct. 18. Craft Fair in the WoodsCraft Fair in the Woods will be held Saturday, Nov. 9 from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. at Freedom Ranch, 11655 U.S. 441 S.E. There will be handmade and homemade items, with Christmas decor, jewelry, woodcrafts, ne art, baked goods and so much more. For information on the event, or to become a vendor, call 863-763-9800.

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 ORTHOPAEDICS Dr. Benjamin Epstein Dr. Epstein is an experienced orthopaedic surgeon, who has been in practice for 20 years. Dr. Epstein is Board Certi“ed by the American Osteopathic Academy of Orthopedics. Great Orthopaedic CareRight Here in OkeechobeeOrthopaedic Specialists at Raulerson is located at 1924 Hwy 441 North, Okeechobee (just north of the Hospital, in the blue-roof building) Call for an appointment 863-357-0540. We Treat Kids Too! For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 863-357-0540 .Orthopaedic Specialists at Raulerson offers a full range of orthopaedic services including: € Total Hip and Knee Replacements € Arthroscopic Surgery & Sports Medicine € Pediatric Orthopedics € Work Related injuries Most insurances and Medicare are accepted. FAMILY MEDICINE For more information, contact 863.763.3134 or email ”bizsearch@newszap.com 15 Okeechobee News October 9, 2013 Special to the Okeechobee News/ NESNorth Elementary School students enjoy Fire Safety Week programOn Monday, Oct. 7, kindergarten and rst grade students at North Elementary School enjoyed a visit from Okeechobee County Fire/Rescue and the Florida Forest Service. The visit, which coincided with Fire Safety Week, taught students about the equipment and techniques used by re ghters across the county, as well as many important facts about re safety. The students thoroughly enjoyed their time visiting with the re ghters and EMS teams.

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Special to the Okeechobee News The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District will close all of its campgrounds and day-use parks at noon on W ednesday, Oct. 9. The district previously announced it intended to keep these areas open as long as possible. However, support to recreation areas can no longer be sustained as the district progresses through its orderly shutdown. The corps sincerely regrets the inconvenience and impact this decision may have on customers who have been looking forw ard to visiting the district’s parks and campgrounds. “We know that this is a time of year w hen many vacationing families are using or planning to use corps recreation facilities, and we will reopen them for public use as quickly as possible,” said Lt. Col. Thomas Greco, deputy district commander for south Florida. Customers on site prior to the closure going into effect will be required to vacate campgrounds and parks not later than noon on Wednesday, Oct. 9. Customers required to vacate campsites early will receive a partial refund for any unused portion of their reservations. Customers may elect to leave reservations open for possible use after the shutdown is lifted. To request a refund please contact the reservation customer service at 1-888-448-1474 (TDD 1-877-833-6777). If the customer chooses to do nothing, the reserv ation service will automatically cancel reservations after their departure date during the shutdown period. The following campgrounds will remain closed until further notice: St. Lucie South Campground in Stuart (772-287-1382), Ortona South Campground near Moore Haven (863-675-8400) and W.P. Franklin Campground North in Alva (239-694-8770). The following recreation parks will remain closed until further notice: Clewiston Visitor Center, W.P. Franklin South Recreation Area in Alva, St. Lucie Visitor Center and St. Lucie South Recreation Area in Stuart, Ortona North Recreation Area in Moore Haven. Only staff essential to public health and safety, including lock and dam operations and emergency response readiness, and the staff essential to management of ongoing construction projects, will continue to work. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 REHAB THERAPY/ NURSING HOME We Love to We Love to Care! Care! Okeechobee Okeechobee Health Care Facility Health Care Facility1646 U.S. Highway 441 North 863-763-2226Five-Star Rated Family-Owned &Operated, OHCF has been Providing Rehab & Residential Care to Okeechobee & the Surrounding Communities Since 1984€Rehab, Physical, Occupational, Speech and Out-Patient Therapy €Long-Term Nursing Care Available 7 Days a Week/24 Hours a Day €Secure Dementia and Alzheimers Memory-Care Wing €Delicious Dietitian-Planned MealsStimulating &Fun Daily Activities OPHTHALMOLOGY/ OPTOMETRY/OPTICAL 520 S.Parrott Ave. € Okeechobee Website:www.opticalgalleryeyecare.comOptical Gallery 763-4334763-3403 357-4899Medicare/Medicaid and Most VisionPlans Accepted Comprehensive Eye and Contact Lens Exams Advanced Cataract Microsurgery Diabetic Eye Exams Glaucoma Evaluation & Treatment State of the Art Complete Optical Laboratory Eyeglasses & Contact Lenses Richard L. Soldinger, O.D. David J. Underill, O.D. Board Certified Optometrists Silviano Matamoros, M.D. Board Certified Eye Physician & Surgeon UROLOGY DAVID A. SIGALOW, M.D.Board Certi“ ed In UrologySpecializing in: € Adult & Pediatric Urology € Bladder & Kidney Infections € Impotence/Implants € No Scalpel Vasectomy 215 N.E. 19th Dr. • Okeechobee 863-763-0217 The 2012 – 2013 Medical Information Guide is available online atspecialsections.newszap.com 2012-2013 Medical Information GuideFriday, October 26, 2012 Supplement to the: CONSULT-A-NURSE For Free Physician Referral & Health Care Questions call 763-9228 P roviding our communit y qualit y h ealthcare services with a personal t ouch for more than 30 y ears Emergenc y Services 24 hrs /7 da y s a week O r thopedics Introducin g Dr. Ben j amin Epstein Ph y sical, Occupational & Speech Therap y R a diolog y Services Accredited b y the A merican College of Radiolog y in : C T Scan, Digita l Mammograp h y, MRI, Nuc l ear Me d icine, & U l trasoun d S urgical Services Minimall y Invasive Procedures/ Inpatient and Outpatient Service s Occupational Health / Workers Compensatio n W e Treat Kids To o Available year-round at orida.newszap.com R H H H R C S M 107 SW 17thNO PHONE CALLSMUST HAVE: 16 Okeechobee News October 9, 2013 Special to the Okeechobee News The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District has reduced the water discharges from Lake Okeechobee. With lake levels falling, the corps has reached a point in its water management plan, the 2008 Lake Okeechobee Regulation Schedule (LORS), where ows to the Caloosahatchee are calculated at W.P. Franklin Lock (S-79) east of Fort Myers. The new target ow to the Caloosahatchee from Franklin will be 3,000 cubic feet per second (cfs). The new target ow for the St. Lucie Estuary w ill be 1,170 cfs as measured at the St. Lucie Lock & Dam (S-80) near Stuart. The new target ows are effective at 7 a.m. on Tuesday. The lake level on Monday was 15.76 feet. Under LORS, water management operations are structured to keep the lake at a seasonally-adjusted level between 12.5 and 15.5 feet. The corps will closely monitor conditions and adjust ows as necessary. For more information on water level and ows data for Lake Okeechobee, visit the corps’ water management page at the Jacksonville District website: http://www.saj.usace.army.mil/Missions/ CivilWorks/WaterManagement.aspx. Corps reduces ows from Lake Okeechobee Corps to close campgrounds, day use parks 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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Important Information: Please read your ad carefully the first day it appears. In case of an inadvertent error, please notify us prior to the deadline listed. We will not be responsible for more than 1 incorrect insertion, or for more than the extent of the ad rendered valueless by such errors. Advertiser assumes responsibility for all statements, names and content of an ad, and assumes responsibility for any claims against the INI USA. All advertising is subject to publisher’s approval. The publisher reserves the right to accept or reject any or all copy, and to insert above the copy the word “advertisement”. All ads accepted are subject to credit approval. All ads must conform to INI USA style and are restricted to their proper classifications. Some classified categories require advance payment. These classifications are denoted with an asterisk *. Auctions ESTATE AUCTION Saturday Oct. 12th 9:00am (Preview@8:00) 2448 NE 80th Ave Okeechobee, Fl(Take Hwy 70 E. 5.5 miles)Partial List, John Deere 22hp. mower, 7x12 Flatbed Trailer, Nice 9ft Bar & Stools, Coca Cola Table & 4 Chairs, Commercial Pizza maker, Neon Beer Lights, Lots of Furniture, Roll Top Desk, Tools, Nascar, Collectibles plus much more. Terms: Cash or Check 10% B.P. Watford Auction A.U. 1843 A.B. 1583 863-697-8906 Reading a newspaper helps you understand the world around you. No wonder newspaper readers are more successful people! Shop here first! The classified ads LostLost Cat Male Tuxedo cat lost in the area of the 1100 block sw 2nd ave on 09/29/2013. Missing him so much! (863)801-6668 Garage/ Yard SalesGARAGE SALE Oct. 12th 7:00-1:00 2538 SW 21ST CT. Misc. furniture, household goods, clothes, chain saws, vacuum & etc. We Buy Estates Antiques, Collectibles, Household, Tools, Jewelry and etc. Call 863-697-8906 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 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. Employment Full Time CERTIFIED PARALEGAL OR LICENSED ADJUSTER Call Sandie at (800) 741-6500 or apply online www.walpoleinc.com EOE/DFWPWalpole is looking for a certified paralegal or licensed adjuster. Full time position at the corporate office. Workers Compensation or Auto Liability experience preferred.CLASS 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. Shop here first! The classified adsDrivers: $5,000 Sign-On Bonus! Great Pay! Consistent Freight, Great Miles on this Regional Account. Werner Enterprises: 1-888-567-4854 Employment Full TimeAlan Jay Chrysler is looking for a Salesperson for new and used cars. Experience preferred, bi-lingual in English and Spanish a plus. Bene ts, vacation, 401k available. Must have valid driver license and pass drug screen. Apply in person. Alan Jay Chrysler Dodge Ram Jeep, 202 W Sugarland Hwy Clewiston CLASS A -CDL DRIVER needed, must have DOT medical, clean driving history and 2.5 yrs. tanker endorsement. Call 863.467-9800. M-F 9:00 to 4:00. Employment Full TimeEstablished 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. Great opportunity!Your hometown Chevrolet dealer is hiring for the following positions: Service Cashier, Body Shop Detailer, and Parts counter person. Busy, privately owned and family operated dealer. Five day work weeks. Expanding business. STRONG PRODUCT, PAY & BENEFITS! Experience counts. Don’t miss this chance to make a move! DFW/EOE Gilbert Chevrolet 3550 Highway 441Okeechobee Email resume: hr@ gilbertchevrolet.com Grab a bargain from your neighbors garage, attic, basement or closet in todays classifieds. Find it faster. Sell it sooner in the classifieds Love the earth Recycle your used items by selling them in the classifieds. 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. Employment WantedRN WITH 20 YEARS EXPERIENCE LOOKING FOR PRIVATE DUTY CASE. PLEASE CALL 863-357-0403 Your new car could be in todays paper. Have you looked for it? How fast can your car go? It can go even faster when you sell it in the classifieds. Its never too late to find the perfect gift. Look for it in the classifieds. Join all the people who say, I sold it in the classifieds.Ž The classifieds are the most successful salesperson in town. When you want something sold, advertise in the classifieds. Business Opportunities NeedEXTRA MONEY?107 SW 17th St • Suite DInquire Within NO PHONE CALLS Business Opportunities 17 Okeechobee News October 9, 2013 READING A NEWSPAPER HELPS YOU UNDERSTAND THE WORLD AROUND YOU. Holiday Traditions Call today to reserve your ad space! 763.3134

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Business Opportunities NOTICEIndependent Newspapers will never accept any advertisement that is illegal or considered fraudulent. In all cases of questionable value, such as promises of guaranteed income from work-athome programs if it sounds too good to be true, chances are that it is. If you have questions or doubts about any ad on these pages, we advise that before responding or sending money ahead of time, you check with the Better Business Bureau at 772-878-2010 for previous complaints. Some 800 and 900 telephone numbers may require an extra charge, as well as long distance toll costs. We will do our best to alert our reader of these charges in the ads, but occasionally we may not be aware of the charges. Therefore, if you call a number out of your area, use caution. ExcavationLESLIE SUMMERFORD EXCAVATING LLC. Call us for your excavation needs; land clearing ponds, hauling of ll dirt, shell, millings (when available) transportation of heavy equipment. Call Leslie for excavation needs. (863)763-9330 or (863)634-7659. Guns/SuppliesGun & Knife Show LaBelle Civic Center 481 W. Hickpochee Ave SR 80W LaBelle, FL Sat, Oct 12, 9-5 Sun, Oct 13, 9-4 Admission $5.00 Free Parking CWP classes $50. 11am or 1pm daily Tele: 239-223-3370www.sunshows orida.comBuy Sell Trade 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 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 BASSWOOD 2 BR, 1 BA, Separate laundry & storage room. $600 mo. 1st & sec. $500. Home Reality Services, LLC. (863)801-4498 IN TOWN1br./1ba. furnished or unfurnished. Nice area. Utilities & lawn included. $700/mo., 1st & $300 sec. Non smoking environment. No pets. 863-610-0861. NW OKEE: 2 BR Apts available on quiet street. Pets welcome. $550mo, $600mo., and $650mo. 1st, last & $500 sec. 561-346-1642. OKEE2/1 Newly updated 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 RentTaylor 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 RentBuckhead Waterfront 3bd/1ba CBS, large Florida room, tile, utility room, dock and deck, w/carport. $750 mo plus security. 1137 4th St BHR Call 561-968-4018 Houses Rent3bd/2ba Very Clean, all utilities, cable and lawn paid. 1 yr Lease located in Lakeport Fl. Furnished $1,250.00 per month screened deck, 1.5 acre lot, 1st & last plus deposit, No pets 537-718-8074 or 537-718-3624 COTTAGES AT THE LAKES: 2 BR, 2 BA, Loft, furnished. Boat dock. Covered parking. Water, Sewer & Lawn included. $1200 mo., 1st, last & sec. Home Reality Services, LLC. (863)801-4498 OKEECHOBEE 3BR, 2BA, 2 acres, FR, LR, 2 porches, detached gar. & carport, lg. Oaks. 1st, last sec. Refs. $1300/mo. (561) 346-4692 S.W. Section 3BR/2BA 1 Car garage. Lrg back yard with mature Oak Trees. $950.00 monthly. 1st, last & security total $2,300 to move in. Call 863-634-5586 Office Space RentOFFICE SUITES AVAILABLE 500 SQ. FT. Move-in Incentive, Rent Negotiable. (863)467-0651 Rental Needed2 Senior’s, no pets wants vacation rental in or near Okeechobee for Jan, Feb and March 2014. Will pay $1,200-$1,600 a month. Call 615-886-9988 Houses SaleCBS HOME 2 BR, 1 BA w/1 Car garage on almost half acre of land. Large shed. Owner nancing available. Cash or Conventional. Asking $59,900 (561)308-1300 Furnished 6yr. old CBS, Buckhead Ridge Home for sale. 3bd/2ba, liv/din room, double garage, dual entrance to home (possible mother-in-law quarters) laundry room in house. Screened back porch overlooking the lake $225,000.00. 305-389-4434 or 863-467-0164 Land Sale75 Acres, 5 minutes from Wal-mart, $320,000.00 Contact for more info 561-307-9330 Lots SaleRV 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 Treasure Island Nice, Clean, Updated 1bd/1ba, partially furnished. $130 weekly plus electric and security. 239-246-6301 or 863-517-5111 Campers/RVsWanted all Travel Trailers, Motor Homes and Fifth Wheels. Any Condition, Cash paid on the spot Call 941-347-7171 Autos WantedCASH FOR CARS No Title Needed, Any Condition. 268junk.com Located in Okeechobee Call (863)268-5865 Pickup Trucks1994 CHEVY UTILITY BODY plumbing work truck in good condition. ALL TOOLS FOR GAS/PLUMBING CAN BE PURCHASED AT ADDITIONAL COST, V-8, air conditioning, automatic transmission $2,500 (561)202-7213 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 DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY FEDERAL EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY Proposed Flood Hazard Determinations for Glades County, Florida and Incorporated Areas The Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency has issued a preliminary Flood Insurance Rate Map (FIRM), and where applicable, Flood Insurance Study (FIS) report, re ecting proposed ood hazard determinations within Glades County, Florida and Incorporated Areas. These ood hazard determinations may include the addition or modi cation of Base Flood Elevations, base ood depths, Special Flood Hazard Area boundaries or zone designations, or the regulatory oodway. Technical information or comments are solicited on the proposed ood hazard determinations shown on the preliminary FIRM and/or FIS report for Glades County, Florida and Incorporated Areas. These ood hazard determinations are the basis for the oodplain management measures that your community is required to either adopt or show evidence of being already in effect in order to qualify or remain quali ed for participation in the National Flood Insurance Program. However, before these determinations are effective for oodplain management purposes, you will be provided an opportunity to appeal the proposed information. For information on the statutory 90-day period provided for appeals, as well as a complete listing of the communities affected and the locations where copies of the FIRM are available for review, please visit FEMA’s website at www.fema.gov/plan/prevent/fhm/bfe, or call the FEMA Map Information eXchange (FMIX) toll free at 1-877-FEMA MAP (1-877-336-2627). 453591 ON 10/9,16 CGS/CB 10/10,17/2013 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 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, 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, 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. 11-CA-000343 THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON FKA THE BANK OF NEW YORK, AS TRUSTEE FOR THE CERTIFICATEHOLDERS OF THE CWABS INC., ASSETBACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2006-12, Plaintiff, VS. April Martin; Victor Martin a/k/a Victor A. Martin; Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems Inc., Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order dated July 18, 2013, entered in Case No. 11-CA-000343 of the Circuit Court of the Nineteenth Judicial Circuit, in and for Okeechobee County, Florida, wherein The Bank of New York Mellon FKA The Bank of New York, As Trustee for the Certi cateholders of the CWABS Inc., Asset-Backed Certi cates, Series 2006-12, is the Plaintiff and April Martin; Victor Martin a/k/a Victor A. Martin; Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems Inc. are the Defendants, that 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 6th day of November, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: LOT 7 AND THE NORTH 1/2 OF LOT 10, IN BLOCK 13, OF WRIGHT’S FIRST AND SECOND ADDITIONS TO OKEECHOBEE, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 1, PAGE 13, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA Dated this 2nd day of August, 2013. Sharon Robertson As Clerk of the Court By: Sandra L. Creech As 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.SPANISH Si usted es una persona discapacitada que necesita alguna adaptacion para poder participar de este procedimiento o evento; usted tiene derecho, sin costo alguno a que se le provea cierta ayuda. Favor de comunicarse con Corrie Johnson, Coordinadora de A.D.A., 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, Fl. 34986, (772) 8074370 por 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. 450271 ON 10/9,16/2013 Public Notice 18 Okeechobee News October 9, 2013 READING A NEWSPAPER...leads you to the best products and services. How do you find a job in todays competitive market? In the employment section of the classifieds Grab a bargain from your neighbors garage, attic, basement or closet in todays classifieds. When doing those chores is doing you in, its time to look for a helper in the classifieds. One mans trash is another mans treasure. Turn your trash to treasure with an ad in the classifieds. How fast can your car go? It can go even faster when you sell it in the classifieds. Buying a car? Look in the classifieds. Selling a car? Look in the c l ass ifi eds

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Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 47-2010-CA-000392 BANK OF AMERICA, N.A. SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING LP F/K/A COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS SERVICING LP Plaintiff, VS. CATHYE L. FOLSOM; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF CATHYE L. FOLSOM IF ANY; ETHEL M. SURLES; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF ETHEL M. SURLES IF ANY; ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANT(S) WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISES, GRANTEES OR OTHER CLAIMANTS; JOHN DOE AND JANE DOE AS UNKNOWN TENANTS IN POSSESSION, Defendant(s), NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Summary Judgment dated September 9, 2013, entered in Civil Case No.: 47-2010-CA-000392, of the Circuit Court of the Nineteenth Judicial Circuit in and for Okeechobee County, Florida, BANK OF AMERICA, N.A. SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING LP F/K/A COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS SERVICING LP is Plaintiff, and CATHYE L. FOLSOM; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF CATHYE L. FOLSOM IF ANY; ETHEL M. SURLES; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF ETHEL M. SURLES IF ANY; ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANT(S) WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISES, GRANTEES OR OTHER CLAIMANTS; JOHN DOE AND JANE DOE AS UNKNOWN TENANTS IN POSSESSION are Defendants. SHARON ROBERTSON, the Clerk of Court shall sell to the highest bidder for cash at 11:00 a.m., at Jury Assembly Room, 2nd Floor, at Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 312 North West 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida, 34972 on the 6th day of November, 2013 the following described real property as set forth in said Final Summary Judgment, to wit: LOT 15, AND THE EAST 1/2 OF LOT 14, BLOCK 22, OKEECHOBEE PARK, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 1, PAGE 35 PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. This property is located at the Street address of: 2155 NW 2ND ST, OKEECHOBEE, FL 34972. If you are a person claiming a right to funds remaining after the sale, you must le a claim with the clerk no later than 60 days after the sale. If you fail to le a claim you will not be entitled to any remaining funds. After 60 days, only the owner of record as of the date of the lis pendens may claim the surplus. WITNESS may hand and the seal of the court on September 10, 2013. SHARON ROBERTSON CLERK OF THE COURT BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk Attorney for Plaintiff: Eric Duenas, Esquire Elizabeth R. Wellborn, P.A. 350 Jim Moran Blvd, Suite 100 Deer eld Beach, FL 33442 Telephone: (954) 354-3544 Facsimile: (954) 354-3545 doeservice@erwlaw.com Matter Number 8377T-25782IN 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) 8074370 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. 452880 ON 10/9,16/2013 IN THE CIRCUIT CIVIL COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY CIVIL DIVISION Case No. 09000666CA HSBC BANK USA, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE FOR NAAC MORTGAGE PASS THROUGH CERT IFICATES, SERIES 2007 1 Plaintiff, V S. ROBERT RIGANO, ZUNLIDA L. RIGANO, BLUE HERON GOLF AND COUNT RY CLUB HOMEOWNERS A SSOCIATION, INC., AND UNKNOWN TENANTS/OWNERS, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given, pursuant to Final Judgment of Foreclosure for Plaintiff entered in this cause on May 7, 2013, in the Circuit Court of Okeechobee County, Florida, I will sell the property situated in Okeechobee County, Florida described as: LOT 50, BLUE HERON GOLF AND COUNTRY CLUB, PHASE I, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 6, PAGES 50 AND 51, PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. and commonly known as: 1145 SE 23 STREET, OKEECHOBEE, FL 34974; including the building, appurtenances, and xtures located therein, at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash, sale to be held in the Jury Assembly Room, 2nd Floor, Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida, on November 6, 2013 at 11am. Any persons claiming an interest in Public Notice 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 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 O) 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 Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 19TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO: 472012CA000177CAAXMX THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON F/K/A THE BANK OF NEW YORK, AS TRUSTEE FOR THE CERTIFICATEHOLDERS OF CWALT, INC., ALTERNATIVE LOAN TRUST 2005-56, MORTGAGE PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2005-56, Plaintiff, vs. JEANNE J. IRELAND, et al, Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Non Jury Trial of Foreclosure dated August 27, 2013 entered in Civil Case No.: 472012CA000177CAAXMX of the Circuit Court of the 19TH Judicial Circuit in and for Okeechobee County, Florida, Sharon Robertson Clerk of the Circuit Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, FL, in the Jury Assembly Room, 2nd Floor, Okeechobee County Judicial Center beginning at 11:00 A.M am on the 30th day of October, 2013 the following described property as set forth in said Summary Final Judgment, to-wit: A PARCEL OF LAND LYING IN SECTION 30, TOWNSHIP 37 SOUTH, RANGE 35 EAST, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA; BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCING AT THE SOUTHEAST CORNER OF LOT 4, BLOCK 9, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT OF OAK PARK, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 3, OF THE OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA, PUBLIC RECORDS, BEAR S 00 DEGREES 37’05” W, ALONG THE SOUTHERLY EXTENSION OF THE SOUTHERLY EXTENSION OF THE EAST LINE OF SAID LOT 4, A DISTANCE OF 17.50 FEET; THENCE BEAR S 25 DEGREES 14’34” E, A DISTANCE OF 115.00 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE CONTINUE S 25 DEGREES 14’34” E, A DISTANCE OF 166.65 FEET; THENCE BEAR S 64 DEGREES 45’26” W, A DISTANCE OF 130.69 FEET TO THE EXISTING EAST LINE OF GOVERNMENT LOT 6, OF SAID SECTION 30, AS ESTABLISHED BY LEON H. WILLIS, BY A SURVEY OF SAID GOVERNMENT LOT 6, AND DATED THE 1ST OF DECEMBER, 1969; THENCE BEAR N 25 DEGREES 14’34” W, ALONG SAID EAST LINE OF GOVERNMENT LOT 6 A DISTANCE OF 166.65 FEET; THENCE BEAR N 64 DEGREES 45’26” E, A DISTANCE OF 130.69 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. TOGETHER WITH AN ACCESS EASEMENT FOR INGRESS AND EGRESS, OVER AND ACROSS A PARCEL OF LAND LYING IN SECTION 30, TOWNSHIP 37 SOUTH, RANGE 35 EAST, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA; BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: BEGINNING AT THE SOUTHEAST CORNER OF LOT 4, BLOCK 9, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT OF OAK PARK, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 3, OF THE OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA PUBLIC RECORDS. BEAR S 00 DEGREES 37’05” W, ALONG THE SOUTHERLY EXTENSION OF THE EAST LINE OF SAID LOT 4, A DISTANCE OF 17.50 FEET; THENCE BEAR S 25 DEGREES 14’34” E, A DISTANCE OF 145.0 FEET; THENCE BEAR N 64 DEGREES 45’26”E, A DISTANCE OF 30.0 FEET; THENCE BEAR N 25 DEGREES 14’34” W, A DISTANCE OF 138.11 FEET; THENCE BEAR N 00 DEGREES 37’05” E, A DISTANCE OF 10.71 FEET TO THE POINT OF INTERSECTION WITH THE WESTERLY EXTENSION OF THE SOUTH OF LOT 1, BLOCK 13, ACCORDING TO THE SAID PLAT OF OAK PARK, THENCE BEAR N 89 DEGREES 17’30” W, ALONG SAID WESTERLY EXTENSION A DISTANCE OF 30.0 FEET TO THE POINT OF INTERSECTION WITH EAST LINE OF SAID LOT 4, THENCE BEAR S 00 DEGREES 37’05” W, ALONG SAID EAST LINE OF SAID LOT 4, A DISTANCE OF 0.14 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. THIS EASEMENT SHALL TERMINATE UPON THE ACCEPTANCE OF THE DEDICATION OF THE OWNERSHIP OF THE DESCRIBED PROPERTY OF PUBLIC ROAD PURPOSES FOR THE COUNTY OF OKEECHOBEE. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis pendens must le a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated this 28th day of August, 2013. SHARON ROBERTSON Clerk of the Circuit Court BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk TRIPP SCOTT, P.A. Attorneys for Plaintiff 110 S.E. Sixth St., 15th Floor Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301 Telephone (954) 765-2999 Facsimile (954) 761-8475 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 NOTIFICATION IF THE TIME BEFORE THE SCHEDULED APPEARANCE IS LESS THAN 7 DAYS; IF YOU ARE HEARING OR VOICE IMPAIRED, CALL 711 451786 ON 10/9,16/2013 CONTRACT NEGOTIATIONS The Okeechobee County School Board and the Okeechobee County Education Association #1604 will meet for negotiation of 2013-14 Personnel Contracts at 4:30 p.m. on the dates listed below in Room 303 of the School Board Administration Building at 700 SW 2nd Avenue, Okeechobee. Collective bargaining sessions are open to the public. Wednesday, October 16, 2013 Friday, October 25, 2013 Tuesday, October 29, 2013 Wednesday, October 30, 2013 Thursday, October 31, 2013 Ken Kenworthy Superintendent of Schools 454355 ON 10/9/2013 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 Public Notice Public Notice THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 19th JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 2013-CA-02 STEVEN K. PETERSON and FRANCES A. WURSTER, Plaintiffs, and JOHN SAGER, a married man, Defendant. 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 on Exhibit A (attached hereto) at public sale, to the highest and best bidder for cash, in the Jury Assembly Room on the second oor of the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, located at 312 NW 3rd St., Okeechobee, FL 34972, at 11:00 A.M., on November 6, 2013. EXHIBIT “A” Parcel I A PORTION OF THE WEST 3325.09 FEET (AS MEASURED AT RIGHT ANGLES) OF SECTION 10, TOWNSHIP 37 SOUTH, RANGE 36 EAST, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA, BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCE AT THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF SAID SECTION 10, PROCEED NORTH 8919’01” EAST ALONG THE SOUTH LINE OF SAID SECTION 10, A DISTANCE OF 2520.84 FEET TO THE INTERSECTION OF SAID SOUTH LINE OF SECTION 10 WITH THE SOUTHERLY EXTENSION OF THE EAST BOUNDARY LINE OF “SPOT-IN-THE-SUN” (AN UNRECORDED SUBDIVISION), ACCORDING TO THE MAP PREPARED BY LEON H. WILLIS, LS#1358, TITLED: “SPOT IN THE SUN”, SHEET 1 OF 1, DATED MARCH 22, 1973 (A SUBSEQUENT AFFIDAVIT AND REDUCED IMAGE PLATS HAVE BEEN RECORDED IN OFFICIAL RECORDS BOOK (ORB) 332, PAGES 1537 THROUGH 1539) AND THE POINT OF BEGINNING OF THIS DESCRIPTION; THENCE, DEPARTING SAID SOUTH LINE OF SECTION 10, RUN NORTH 0049’12” WEST ALONG SAID EXTENSION AND THE EAST LINE OF “SPOTIN-THE-SUN”, A DISTANCE OF 2686.19 FEET; THENCE DEPARTING SAID EAST LINE, RUN NORTH 8910’48” EAST, A DISTANCE OF 803.98 FEET TO THE AFORESAID EAST LINE OF THE WEST 3325.09 FEET OF SECTION 10; THENCE RUN SOUTH 0049’34” EAST ALONG SAID EAST LINE OF SAID WEST 3325.09 FEET, A DISTANCE OF 2688.12 FEET TO THE SOUTHEAST CORNER OF SAID WEST 3325.09 FEET,. ALSO BEING A POINT ON THE SOUTH LINE OF THE AFORESAID SECTION 10; THENCE DEPARTING SAID EAST LINE, RUN SOUTH 8919’01” WEST ALONG SAID SOUTH LINE OF SECTION 10, A DISTANCE OF 804.26 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. Parcel II A PORTION OF THE EAST 1850 FEET (AS MEASURED AT RIGHT ANGLES) OF THE WEST 4050.16 FEET (AS MEASURED AT RIGHT ANGLES) OF SECTION 15, TOWNSHIP 37 SOUTH, RANGE 36 EAST, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA, LYING NORTH AND EAST OF THE “SPOT-IN-THE-SUN...UNIT II” (PLAT) AN UNRECORDED SUBDIVISION PREPARED BY LELAND DYALS, LS#2084 (A SIZE-REDUCED COPY AND AFFIDAVIT OF WHICH HAS SUBSEQUENTLY BEEN RECORDED IN OFFICIAL RECORDS BOOK 332, PAGE 1537 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA); BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCE AT THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF SAID SECTION 15, PROCEED NORTH 8919’01” EAST ALONG THE NORTH LINE OF SAID SECTION 15, A DISTANCE OF 2322.64 FEET TO THE NORTHEAST CORNER (AS MONUMENTED) OF THE “AQUARIUS DRIVE” RIGHT-OF-WAY (70 FEET WIDE) AS RECORDED IN OFFICIAL RECORDS BOOK (ORB) 238, PAGE 1846 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA AND THE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE CONTINUE NORTH 8919’01” EAST ALONG SAID NORTH LINE, A DISTANCE OF 268.02 FEET; THENCE DEPARTING SAID NORTH LINE, RUN SOUTH 0040’59” EAST, PERPENDICULAR TO THE PRECEDING COURSE, A DISTANCE OF 70.00 FEET; THENCE RUN SOUTH 89’19’01” WEST, A DISTANCE OF 196.39 FEET TO THE EAST RIGHT-OFWAY LINE OF THE AFORESAID “AQUARIUS DRIVE”; THENCE NORTH 5936’07” WEST ALONG SAID EAST RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE, A DISTANCE OF 82.23 FEET TO THE BEGINNING OF A CURVE TO THE RIGHT IN SAID RIGHT-OF-WAY; SAID CURVE BEING CONCAVE TO THE NORTHEAST, HAVING A RADIUS OF 2.37 FEET AND A CENTRAL ANGLE OF 5846’52”; THENCE NORTHERLY ALONG THE ARC OF SAID CURVE, A DISTANCE OF 2.43 FEET TO THE POINT OF TANGENCY OF SAID CURVE; THENCE RUN NORTH 0049’15” WEST CONTINUING ALONG SAID EAST R/W LINE, A DISTANCE OF 25.53 FEET TO THE AFORESAID NORTHEAST CORNER OF “AQUARIUS DRIVE” RIGHT-OF-WAY AND 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. DATED: This 10th day of September, 2013. If you are a person with a disability who needs 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 Dr., Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, telephone (772) 807-4370, within 2 working days of your receipt of this document; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 1 (800) 955-8771 (TDD), or 1 (800) 955-8770 (V), via Florida Relay Service. SHARON ROBERTSON, Clerk of the Circuit Court BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk 452882 on 10/9,16/2013 Public Notice 19 Okeechobee News October 9, 2013the 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 31st day of July, 2013. SHARON ROBERTSON Clerk of the Circuit Court BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk 450254 ON 10/9,16/2013 Find it faster. Sell it sooner in the classifieds Shop here first! The classified ads Grab a bargain from your neighbors garage, attic, basement or closet in todays classifieds. How do you find a job in todays competitive market? In the employment section of the classifieds 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, Jury Assembly Room, Second Floor, 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 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 of 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 COURT NO LATER THAN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. IF YOU FAIL TO FILE A CLAIM, YOU WILL NOT BE ENTITLED TO ANY REMAINING FUNDS. AFTER 60 DAYS, ONLY THE OWNER OF RECORD AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MAY CLAIM THE SURPLUS. If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Corrie Johnson, ADA Coordinator, 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. DATED at Okeechobee County, Florida, this 31st day of May, 2013. SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK Okeechobee County, Florida BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk 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 IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NUMBER: 2013-CA-237 SEACOAST NATIONAL BANK, Plaintiff, vs. ANTHONY SANTAMARINA; THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF ANTHONY SANTAMARINA N/K/A KATHLEEN SANTAMARINA; UNKNOWN TENANT #1 N/K/A TOM GRIFFITH; and any and all Unknown parties claiming by, through, under and against the herein named individual Defendants, Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated September 19, 2013, and entered in Case No. 2013-CA-237, of theCircuitCourtofthe19thJudicial Circuit in and for Okeechobee County, Florida, wherein SEACOAST NATIONAL BANK is the Plaintiff and ANTHONY SANTAMARINA; THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF ANTHONY SANTAMARINA N/K/A KATHLEEN SANTAMARINA; UNKNOWN TENANT #1 N/K/A TOM GRIFFITH are the Defendants, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the OKEECHOBEE COUNTY JUDICIAL CENTER, 312 NW 3rd Street, JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM, SECOND FLOOR, OKEECHOBEE, FLORIDA 34972, at 11:00 a.m. on the 6th of November, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: LOT 8, BLOCK 15, PINE OAKS VILLAGE NO. 1, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 5, PAGE 20, PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA, TOGETHER WITH 1979 SINGLE WIDE MOBILE HOME #GD0CFL44785000, AND ALL PARTS, ACCESSORIES, ACCESSIONS, EQUIPMENT, FIXTURES, AND ADDITIONS THERETO OR REPLACEMENT THEREFORE Property address: 6221 SE 96th Circle, Okeechobee, FL ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAT THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITH-IN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Corrie Johnson, ADA Coordinator, 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; i f you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. Dated the 26th day of September, 2013. SHARON ROBERTSON Clerk of Circuit Court BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Cler k Attorney for Plaintiff: Devin R. Maxwell, Esq. MAXWELL & MAXWELL, P.A. Florida Bar No.: 172693 405 NW 3rd Street Okeechobee, Florida 34972 (863) 763-1119 Telephone 453934 ON 10/9,16/2013 READING A NEWSPAPER MAKES YOU A MORE INFORMED AND INTERESTING PERSON. No wonder newspaper readers are more popular!

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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 COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. CASE NO. 2013-CA-277 OK ACRES, LLC, a Florida limited liability company, Plaintiff, v. INDAR GOPHIE, Defendants. NOTICE OF ACTION TO: INDAR GOPIE, 53 Mucurapo Street, San Fernando, Trinidad W.I. YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose a mortgage on the following described property in Okeechobee County, Florida, to-wit: LOT 8, OK ACRES, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 7, Page 29, public records of Okeechobee County, Florida. Parcel ID No. 1-04-37-36-0010-00000-0080 has been led against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on TOM W. CONELY, III, of CONELY & CONELY. P.A., whose address is Post Of ce Drawer 1367, Okeechobee, Florida 34973-1367, and le the original with the Clerk of the above styled Court within 30 days of the date of rst publication; otherwise a judgment may be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint. WITNESS my hand and the seal of said Court on October 2, 2013. SHARON ROBERTSON Clerk of Said Court BY: Jennifer Rediker Deputy Clerk 454131 ON 10/9,16/2013 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 REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INCORPORATED, AS NOMINEE FOR COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS, INC.; STATE OF FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE; MARSHA J. MAYER; UNKNOWN TENANT(S); IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY, Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated the 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, Public Notice Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 47-2013-CA-000203 BANK OF AMERICA, N.A.; Plaintiff, VS. ANDREW J. DICKENS ET AL. Defendants NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS GIVEN that, in accordance with the Default Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated September 11, 2013, in the abovestyled cause, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida, in the Jury Assembly Room, 2nd Floor. ALL SALES SHALL BE SCHEDULED AT 11:00 AM, in Okeechobee, Florida, on November 6, 2013, the Public Notice Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 47-2010-CA-000455 BANK OF AMERICA, N.A. SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING LP F/K/A COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS SERVICING LP Plaintiff, VS. BRANDON K. COLLIER; EVA COLLIER; ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANT(S) WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES OR OTHER CLAIMANTS; OAKS OKEECHOBEE OWNERS ASSOCIATION CORP; MIDFLORIDA CREDIT UNION F/K/A MIDFLORIDA FEDERAL CREDIT UNION; JOHN DOE AND JANE DOE AS UNKNOWN TENANT IN POSSESSION Defendant(s), NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Summary Judgment dated September 9, 2013, entered in Civil Case No.: 47-2010-CA-000455, of the Circuit Court of the Nineteenth Judicial Circuit in and for Okeechobee County, Florida BANK OF AMERICA, N.A. SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING LP F/K/A COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS SERVICING LP is Plaintiff, and BRANDON K. COLLIER; EVA COLLIER; ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANT(S) WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES OR OTHER CLAIMANTS; OAKS OKEECHOBEE OWNERS ASSOCIATION CORP; MIDFLORIDA CREDIT UNION F/K/A MIDFLORIDA FEDERAL CREDIT UNION; JOHN DOE AND JANE DOE AS UNKNOWN TENANT IN POSSESSION are Defendants. SHARON ROBERTSON, the Clerk of Court shall sell to the highest bidder for cash at 11:00 a.m., in the Jury Assembly Room, 2nd Floor, Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 312 North West 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida, 34972 on the 6th day of November, 2013, the following described real property as set forth in said Final Summary Judgment, to wit LOT 10, OF OAKS AT OKEECHOBEE, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 7, PAGES 7 AND 8, PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. Property address: 11789 HIGHWAY 441 SE, OKEECHOBEE, FL 34974, AKA 11789 SE 1186 Trail, Okeechobee, Florida 34974 If you are a person claiming a right to funds remaining after the sale, you must le a claim with the clerk no later than 60 days after the sale. 20 Okeechobee News October 9, 2013INC., 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 PROPERTY are defendants. The Clerk of this Court shall sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the OKEECHOBEE COUNTY JUDICIAL CENTER, 312 NW 3RD STREET, JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM, SECOND FLOOR, OKEECHOBEE, FLORIDA 34972, 11:00 AM on TUESDAY the 29th day of October, 2013, the following described 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 following described property: LOT 57, TREASURE ISLAND, UNIT NO. 7, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3 AT PAGE 60 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA; TOGETHER WITH A 1990 SPRING HILL HOMES OF GEORGIA, MAKE: STONER TRAIL DOUBLEWIDE MOBILE HOME, SERIAL NUMBERS: GAFLK34A12504SK AND GAFLK34B12504SK, WIDTH AND LENGTH: 26.0X56.00, TITLE NUMBERS: 48464218 AND 48467717, WHICH BY INTENTION OF THE PARTIES AND UPON RETIREMENT OF THE CERTIFICATE OF TITLES AS PROVIDED IN FLORIDA STATUTES 319.261 SHALL CONSTITUTE A PART OF THE REALTY AND SHALL PASS WITH IT. Property Address: 3411 SE 25TH STREET, OKEECHOBEE, FL 34974, Okeechobee ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER 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. SHARON ROBERTSON Clerk of Court BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk 453841 ON 10/9,16/2013 If you fail to le a claim you will not be entitled to any remaining funds. After 60 days, only the owner of record as of the date of the lis pendens may claim the surplus. WITNESS my hand and the seal of the court on September 10, 2013. SHARON ROBERTSON CLERK OF THE COURT BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk Crossword Puzzle ACROSS 1 Olds compact 6 State secrets? 10 CasablancaŽ character 14 Loggers competition 15 Get to 16 Like Switz. in WWII 17 Bottomless pit 18 Strike callers 19 Major-__ 20 *Test that sounds easier than it often is 23 Fill with bubbles 25 Major stories 26 *End of discussionŽ 30 Weather map figures 31 Symbol of strict control 35 Cycle opener 36 *Zs 39 Compete 40 She has a memorable smile 42 Hamlet, for one 43 *Thing to do before a heist 47 Scrub, at NASA 50 Either Cathys ClownŽ singer 51 What the first words of the answers to starred clues describe 55 Genesis victim 56 Swedish furniture giant 57 Egg holders 61 Hindu royal 62 Tumbled 63 Corkers? 64 Howards wife, to the Fonz 65 Offended, with offŽ 66 Homework assignment DOWN 1 Notre Dames Parseghian 2 Tennis tactic 3 Bridge guru Culbertson 4 Vacation destinations 5 Brass band sound 6 Brown-haired boy 7 Trunk attachment 8 Chow chow 9 Affectionate gesture con los labios 10 Thorough 11 April 1605 pope 12 PoisonŽ shrub 13 Elemental bits 21 Greek vowel 22 The Family CircusŽ cartoonist 23 Bullying is __!Ž: school rule 24 Dickenss Drood 26 Homecoming guest 27 Occupy, in a way 28 Roman numeral 29 Today, in Toledo 32 Help 33 Dolt 34 Bug bugger 36 November ticket 37 Embroidered word 38 Put to the test 41 Painters medium 42 Half-story windows 44 Cape May County weekly 45 Time for celebration 46 Fosters dream girl 47 Security device 48 Kid-lit elephant 49 Hee HawŽ host 52 Break 53 __-Ball 54 Manuscript marking 58 Family nickname 59 Org. with body scanners 60 Retiring B y Bruce Venzke and Gail Grabowski 09/28/11 09/28/11 ANSWER TO PREVIOUS PUZZLE: Edited by Rich Norris and Joyce Nichols Lewis xwordeditor@aol.com Attorney for Plaintiff: Eric Duenas, Esquire Elizabeth R. Wellborn, P.A. 350 Jim Moran Blvd, Suite 100 Deer eld Beach, FL 33442 Telephone: (954) 354-3544 Facsimile: (954) 354-3545 doeservice@erwlaw.com Matter Number 8377T-25471IN 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. 452883 ON 10/9,16/2013 View our special sections and more online at orida.newszap.com

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Public Notice Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY CIVIL DIVISION Case No.: 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. A NY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FUNDS FROM THIS SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS, MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 45.031(1)(a), FLORIDA STATUTES. DATED this 28th day of August, Public Notice Public Notice 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, TenPublic Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION CASE NO. 10000426CAAXMX HSBC MORTGAGE SERVICES INC, Plaintiff, VS. MARLEN FARINAS, et al. Defendant(s). NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated September 9, 2013, and entered in 10000426CAAXMX of the Circuit Court of the Nineteenth Judi21 Okeechobee News October 9, 2013 BUSINESS&SERVICEDIRECTORY AIR CONDITIONING ATTORNEYS WANTED TO BUY FURNITURE LOCAL DONATIONS HEALTH FOODS 863-763-6742 7/24 SERVICE FOR OUR CUSTOMERS208 SW 5thAve. € OkeechobeeEMORY WALKER EMORY WALKER CO. INC. CO. INC.Air Conditioning & RefrigerationCAC042747 CAC014022 CAC057129Serving the Lake Area for 40 Years! 763-8391CACO 23499€24/7 Emergency Service€Senior Citizen Discount€ FREE Estimates on System Replacements. We Sell The Best And Service The Rest!Ž HOSKINS, TURCO, LLOYD & LLOYD HoskinsTurco.com 212 S. Parrott Ave Okeechobee357-5800 Local donations helping Local peopleA ministry with a heart for the hurtingFREE PICKUPOkeechobee Campus 7595 NE 128th Ave, Okeechobee, FL863-763-4224www.faithfarm.orgAccepting donations of household goods. Elliotts Pawn Shop419 W.S. Park St. € 863.763-5553W e B u y S c r a p G o l d S i l v e r a n d C o i n s Rebecca Boldt Hamilton, P.A.REBECCA H. BOLDT, Attorney at Law RICHARD W. SEYMOUR, Attorney at Law 863-467-1894 Advertise Here!!! email: okeeadsale@newszap.com 2013. SHARON ROBERTSON Clerk of Circuit Court BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Corrie Johnson, 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. 451834 ON 10/2,9/2013 ant #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 cial Circuit in and for Okeechobee County, Florida, wherein HSBC MORTGAGE SERVICES INC, is the Plaintiff and MARLEN FARINAS; LUIS FARINAS; LEXINGTON NATIONAL INSURANCE CORPORATION; JEEJS, INC., D/B/A ALL STAR BUILDERS; ALL STAR BUILDERS, INC. are the Defendant(s). Sharon Robertson as the Clerk of the Ciruit Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash, Jury Assembly Room, 2nd Fl., Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 312 NW 3rd St., Okeechobee, FL 34972, at 11:00 AM on November 6, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: THE WEST ONE-HALF OF THE NORTHWEST ONE-QUARTER OF THE NORTHWEST ONEQUARTER OF THE NORTHWEST ONE-QUARTER OF SECTION 20, TOWNSHIP 34 SOUTH, RANGE 36 EAST, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA, LESS THE NORTH 33.00 FEET ROAD RIGHT OF WAY. 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 10th day of September, 2013. SHARON ROBERTSON As Clerk of the Court BY: Sandra L. Creech As Deputy Clerk IMPORTANTIf you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Corrie Johnson, ADA Coordinator, 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711.452943 ON 10/9,16/2013 No wonder newspaper saves you money by providing information about the best buys. READING A NEWSPAPER... No wonder newspaper readers earn more!saves you money by providing information about the best buys. READING A NEWSPAPER...

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22 Okeechobee News October 9, 2013 raises money for a $5,000 scholarship to send an Okeechobee High School graduating senior to re ghter and EMT school. This year, in addition to the scholarship, any remaining funds will go to a Kiwanis Club project to provide special equipment for disabled children at a county playground. Community volunteers made sure there was plenty for children to do at the regatta. In addition to watching or participating in the boat races, kids could enjoy a bounce house and giant in ated slide, face painting and water balloon ghts. At the Home Depot booth, kids painted their own wooden pirate swords. Ronald McDonald strolled through the crowds, entertaining and greeting young fans. Final totals on the amount of money raised are not yet available, but Mr. Mixon said they are sure they have more than enough for the scholarship. After all of the nal bills are paid, they will know how much will be donated to the playground project. Lead judge was Bridgette Waldau with multiple assistants. Winners from the Third Annual Adam Bryant Regatta included: Best Overall Theme: The team with the best combination of costumes, tent and boat design was Mixon Real Estate Group for their Gilligan's Island Theme; Team Spirit: Bubba's Redneck Yacht Club; Best Male Adult Costume: Rob Buster, Team Eddie Barry; Best Male Youth Costume: Cameron Avant, Gilbert Ford; Best Female Adult Costume: Sarah Payne, Gilbert Chevrolet; Best Female Youth Costume: Tori Trent, Mixon Real Estate Group; Best Tent Display: Mixon Real Estate Group; Runner Up Everglades Farm Equipment; Best Boat Design: Mixon Real Estate Group; Runner Up Florida Falls Inc. of Ft. Pierce. Race winners were: Skipper Division (age 16 and under): A Child's World, piloted by Jarrod Morgan; First Mate Division (age 17-40): Lakeshore Marine, captained by Payton Stokes; Old Salt (over 40): American Drilling Services piloted by Frank DeCarlo; Kayak Division: Total Roadside Services, captained by Brandon "Kyle" Hudson; Tug Boat Award: Regions Bank, captained by Gary Scherer; Best Effort Youth: The B.R.A.T. Club boat sponsored by J.D. Mixon of UBS Financial Services captained by Jordan Reyna; Best Effort Adult: Jeff Reno of Rock and Roll Racing; Sportsmanship Award: Cod y Wojcieszak of Okeechobee Christian Academy Titanic Award (fastest to sink): Syfrett Feed Company boat piloted by Robbie Weeks; Craftsmanship Award: Florida Falls out of Fort Pierce; Best Paint Job: VFW Post 10539; runner up Okeechobee Christian Academy; Most Creative Use of Additional Material: Okeechobee The Magazine; runner up Skull Hill Archery. Plans are already underway for the Fourth Annual Adam Bryant Memorial Minimal Regatta, on Oct. 4, 2014. The Okeechobee County Picture Perfect 4H Club were photographers for the regatta and have posted hundreds of photos from the event online. For a link to regatta photos, see the Okeechobee News page on facebook. REGATTAContinued From Page 1 Okeechobee NewsThis year, many local businesses sponsored boats crewed by local youth groups. The Okeechobee County 4-H Picture Perfect Photography Club represented the Okeechobee News in the regatta. Left to right are Emilee Yeates, Michael Muros, Katie Muldoon and Andrew Smiley. The club members (with help from family members) built and decorated the boat, which featured Okeechobee News mascot, Newshound, on a surf board as part of the “beach life” theme. Special to the Okeechobee News/ 4H Picture Perfect Photography Club/Andrew SmileyYoung visitors to the regatta enjoyed activities such as the giant in ated slide. Special tot he Okeechobee News/ 4H Picture Perfect Photography ClubRonald McDonald entertained children at the minimal regatta Saturday at the Scott Driver boat ramps. Special tot he Okeechobee News/ 4H Picture Perfect Photography ClubThe Minnow (above) and the crew from Gilligan’s Island (below), sponsored by Mixon Real Estate took prizes for the best theme, best boat design and best tent display.

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Whats your favorite spot to take photographs in the Lake Okeechobee area? Do you frequent a storm water treatment area, a state park, an animal attraction? Do you stop on the side of the road to take photos of wildlife or owers? Share your favorite photos with the contest! Speci cations: Submit digital photos as jpg images, at least 8 inches wide and at least 200 dpi (or larger). Include your name, email address, where the photo was taken and what you like best about taking photos there. Photos must be taken in the Lake Okeechobee area, which includes Palm Beach County, Martin County, Okeechobee County, Hendry County and Glades County. Email your entry (with photos as jpg attachments) to GO@newszap.com. Contest deadline is Oct. 25, 2013. Sponsored by: A Guide to Area Entertainment & Atrractions e best photos will be featured in future editions of Going Out: A Guide to Area Attractions and Entertainment. 23 Okeechobee News October 9, 2013 By Charles M. MurphyOkeechobee News The Okeechobee High School Brahman boys golf team split a match Tuesday with Martin County and Fort Pierce Central. Martin County shot 153, Okeechobee shot 181 and Fort Pierce Central shot 191. OHS improved to (4-3) on the season. Kyle Mullins shot 40, Elijah Finney 45, Zack Hudson 47, Kutter Crawford 48, and Jarred Morgan 51. Coach Danny Mullins said the team has been unable to practice for two weeks due to the rainy fall season we’ve experienced this year.  The OHS Lady Brahman golf team will have a big week of preparations as they get ready for their District Tournament in Clewiston on Monday, Oct. 14. The Lady Brahmans fell to Lincoln Park Academy in their last match on Thursday, Oct. 3, 188-226. Kirsten Doney and Hannah Raulerson shot 55 to lead OHS. Abbey Huber shot a 2-over, 38 for the Lady Greyhounds. Coach Bruce Conrad said this was the worst score of the year for the team. He said the girls were tired out from practice for the annual Powder Puff football game held on Oct. 4. OHS will have four matches this week to get ready for districts, which included battles with St. Lucie West on Monday, Fort Pierce Central and South Fork on Tuesday, Clewiston on Wednesday and Lake Placid on Thursday. “Hopefully these matches will give the girls some needed play to get ready for districts,” he added.  The OHS bowling teams swept past Fort Pierce Westwood on Wednesday. The girls team used some of their reserves but still got the job done. Raina Robinson scored 137, Melanie Watson 139, and Meghen Davis 124. The boys team got strong performances from Brian Chapman who rolled a 431 series over two games. Austin Walker had a high game of 243 in the match played in Okeechobee. Coach Carol Olney said it was a good way to get the new kids some experience. She said she was impressed with how the kids performed. “They got to understand the pressure of having to perform to win a game. It is a fun match because it allows coaches to move people around and let all the kids have fun and enjoy the game,” she added. Olney said it allowed some of the veterans to cheer on their teammates and also to learn by observation. “I think it was a good learning experience for some of our veterans,” she added.  The OHS swim teams enjoyed their best meet of the year Thursday when they defeated John Carroll and split with Fort Pierce Central. The Brahman boys prevailed 108-43 over John Carroll and 97-62 over Fort Pierce Central. The Lady Brahmans defeated John Carroll 10843, and lost a close one to the Lady Cobras, 96-74. Coach Stephen Neafsey pointed out there were a lot of great individual efforts in the meet. The Brahman boys won 19 of the 22 races at the meet and the Lady Brahmans were able to win 12 of the 22 events.  Osceola volleyball wrapped up their home schedule with a tough loss to Gifford on Monday, 25-20 and 25-20. The Lady Warriors fell behind by 13 points in the rst game only to run off 10 consecutive points late in the game to make it close. The Warriors did have some dif culty dealing with the Dolphins height at the net. They were also hurt b y a couple of service faults in the second game. Aubrie Hataway, Ashley Snyder, Kassie Weldon, Perla Contreras, and Macy Collier were among the Warriors that had strong plays on defense. The soccer match between Osceol a and Gifford was cancelled due to rain. Okeechobee Sports News in Brief Okeechobee News/ Charles MurphyKassie Weldon (#2) had two kills, ve service points and two aces in Osceola's nal home match of the year. Okeechobee News/ Charles MurphyOsceola's back line prepares for a Dolphin serve. Osceola was on the defensive for most of the match as they dropped their nal home game on Monday to Gifford from Vero Beach.

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