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Wednesday, October 23, 2013 50¢ Plus tax V ol. 104 No. 127 15.46 feetLast Year: 15.90 feet Lake Levels S ource: South Florida Water M anagement District. Depth given i n feet above sea level See page 4 for information about how to contact this newspaper. Special to the Okeechobee NewsFishing the Big ODrew Wanczak won rst place in the 15-18 age group at the September Big O Teen Anglers shing tournament on Lake Okeechobee, with a bag of largemouth bass weighing 14.76 lbs. He also won the big sh event with a lunker largemouth that weighed 6.92 pounds. For more on the tournament, see page 2. By Eric KoppOkeechobee News Sheriff Paul May got a step closer to Tallahassee when he of cially led his appeal of the 2013/14 spending plan given him by the county. The sheriff is seeking a budget of $15.3 million but county commissioners are only giving him $13.1 million, for a difference of $2.2 million. In a phone interview Tuesday, Oct. 22, Sheriff May explained that a copy of his appeal had been delivered to county administrator Robbie Chartier and county attorney John Cassels. A copy will also be given to Frank Irby, chairman of the Okeechobee County Board of County Commissioners. The sheriff has also led his appeal with the Of ce of Policy and Budget in the Executive Of ce of the Governor on Monday, Oct. 21. He explained the county will have a chance to answer his appeal and then they will both wait for a hearing date. That hearing will be held in front of the Florida Cabinet in Tallahassee. A date for that hearing has not been set. "This is not what I wanted to hapSheriff les budget appeal C ross Country t eam takes h onors ... Page 3 By Katrina ElskenOkeechobee News Halloween will bring a celebration in Okeechobee's Flagler Park this year, sponsored by local churches. Okeechobee Baptist Church, Oakview Baptist Church, The Pentecostals of Okeechobee, More 2 Life Ministries, Abiding Hope and Life Community Church will host "Trunk or Treat" in Flagler Park on Oct. 31 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Jacob Hicks, pastor of recreation and children at First Baptist Church of Okeechobee, said last year was their rst "Trunk or Treat" event and it attracted about 2,000 children. This year they expect 4,000 to 5,000 children to attend. Pastor Jacob said they have asked church members to bring in bags of wrapped candy and they welcome help from the community. He said others are welcome to participate, by setting up their own booths or donating candy for the party. "Some organizations and businesses have also asked to participate," said Pastor Jacob. They are welcome to come and give away treats to the youngsters. Local families who don't get a lot of "trick-or-treaters" in their neighborhoods are also invited to park their cars and hand out candy. He said nothing can be sold in the park during the "Trunk or Treat" event. The City of Okeechobee will close the streets between Flagler Parks 2-6 as a matter of public safety, he said. Those who plan to give out candy are asked to Local churches to host Trunk or treat' eventSee SHERIFF — Page 9 See TREAT — Page 9 ATV stop leads to meth arrest ... Page 7

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Special to the Okeechobee News The latest Big O Teen Anglers tournament w as held on Sept. 28 out of the Scott Driver Boat Ramp. They had 18 anglers bring 37 sh to the scales with a total weight of 69.36 lbs. This was our last summer tournament w ith a three- sh limit. We had ten anglers w ith limits. The winners in the 11 -14 age group w ere: First place Luke Farmer 4.81 lbs. and Big Fish 2.09 lbs. Second place Nathan Center 4.34 lbs. Third place Cody Bigford 4.22 lbs. The winners in the 15-18 age group w ere: First place Drew Wanczak 14.76 lbs. Big Fish 6.92 lbs. Second place Kail Stevens 7.26 lbs. Third Dakota Dietrich 6.34 lbs. The Big O' Teen Anglers, Inc. hope the public will support their upcoming fundraisers. On Nov. 8, they will hold a car wash at Pritchards & Associates, Inc. 1802 S. Parrott Ave. from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. From Nov. 18-24 you can "Dine and Donate" to the organization through the Operation BBQ Relief program at Cowboys Bar-BQue & Steak Co. To participate, you must present the Dine and Donate yer prior to ordering. The yer will be available in an upcoming issue of the Okeechobee News. If you'd like one e-mailed to you, please contact Janice Floyd, apmel@yahoo.com. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Always on Top of the JobŽRe-Roofing Specialists€ Metal & Shingle Roofs € Flats & Leaks Repair FREE ESTIMATES863-357-3838State Lic.#CCC1327338 2 Okeechobee News October 23, 2013 Teen anglers lug 69-lbs. of bass to scales Special to the Okeechobee NewsLuke Farmer won the 11-14 age group at the September Big O Teen Anglers shing tournament with a total of 4.81 pound. Special to the Okeechobee NewsDakota Dietrich placed third in the 1518 age group at the September Big O Teen Anglers shing tournament on Lake Okeechobee. Special to the Okeechobee NewsCody Bigford was the third-place nisher in the 11-14 age group at the September Big O Teen Anglers shing tournament on Lake Okeechobee. Special to the Okeechobee NewsNathan Center placed second in the 11-14 age group at the September Big O Teen Anglers shing tournament on Lake Okeechobee. Special to the Okeechobee NewsKail Stevens took second place in the 15-18 age group at the September Big O Teen Anglers bass tournament on Lake Okeechobee.

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Trick or Treat with Us!4…7 p.m. Thursday, October 31Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.Dress up in your most jawsome disguise. Defrightful or bootiful„or improvise. Its fun, not scary„you wont hear a Boo!Ž Get a coloring sheet and candy too! 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 23, 2013 Today: Partly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm and a chance of rain. High of 84F. Winds from the NNW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 50%. Tonight: Mostly cloud y with a chance of rain. Low o f 64F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 20%.Extended ForecastThursday: Partly cloudy with a chance of rain. High of 82F. Winds from the NNE at 5 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 20%. Thursday Night: Overcast in the evening, then mostly cloudy. Low of 63F. Winds from the NNE at 5 to 10 mph. Friday: Partly cloudy. Fog early. High o f 84F. Winds from the NNE at 10 to 15 mph. Friday Night: Clear. Low of 59F. Winds from the NNE at 5 to 10 mph. Saturday: Clear in the morning, then partly cloudy. High of 79F. Winds from the NNE at 5 to 10 mph. Saturday Night: Clear. Fog overnight. Low of 59F. Winds from the NNE at 5 to 10 mph. Sunday: Clear. High of 81F. Winds from the NNE at 5 to 10 mph. Okeechobee Forecast By Eric KoppOkeechobee News “Stand Back from the Yellow and Black,” is not only the theme of National School Bus Safety Week but a reminder to motorists and students about existing dangers outside a school bus. It is also the mantra of this year’s National School Bus Safety Week, which is Oct. 21-25. “Stand Back from the Yellow and Black” reminds students of the 12-foot danger zone surrounding a stopped school bus. Motorists also need to be reminded to stop an exercise care and patience when a school bus ashes its red lights and its stop arm is extended. The Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Of ce and schools throughout the state are using this week as an opportunity to highlight the importance of school bus safety. School buses remain the safest way for students to get to, and from, school. School Bus Safety Week is also a good time to teach and remind students and parents the simple measures they can take while going to and from the bus stop; getting on and off the bus; and, riding the bus. It also gives parents and school personnel a chance to honor professional school bus drivers. For years, school buses have provided safe access to learning for children through secure and dependable transportation to schools. The safety of the yellow bus is unparalleled by any other means of automotive transportation. School buses are equipped with more safety features than any other vehicle and are required to meet numerous safety specications, including state and federal regulations. Also, all public school bus drivers receive rigorous and specialized training on a variety of topics before they can take the wheel of a big yellow bus. Oct. 21-25 is School Bus Safety Week Special to the Okeechobee New/ OHSOHS Cross Country team breaks records The cross country team participated in the Blue Strike Invitational on Saturday, Oct. 19, in Avon Park. Tabitha Henry broke the track record with a time of 19:19 the girls team placed rst overall and the boys team placed third. Right: Pictured are coach Julie Halsey and Tabitha Henry.

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Narcotics Task Force If the Narcotics Task Force needs more of cers, maybe the city should chip in. Currently, the only city of cer on the task force is paid by a grant that the county receives. The grant is apparently just enough to cover one of cer plus some expenses such as the rent for their special of ces. Many of the drug operations and arrests are in the city limits. So w hy doesn’t the city assign another of cer or t wo to help with the drug arrests?  Why “chip in” when you can get the c ounty to do it for you? County does most of the work, and when the “press release: hits the media, it’s always a “joint task force” implying that the city’s participation is somew hat more than what the public is led to b elieve. A “source” told me that the reason t he city participant is funded by the grant is b ecause the county can’t get the grant unless the city signs off on the grant sent to the F lorida Department of Law Enforcement w hich controls the money. The city has (at least in effect), held the county “hostage” for many years when it comes to that grant. T he sheriff’s grant supervisor and their nance supervisor have to prepare this grant, administer this grant, do all the reports and nancial statements; all to keep a city police of cer employed!  I read three more were arrested for meth Wednesday, as well as other narcotics and a re arm. Here’s a pat on the back and a big “Thank You” to the sheriff’s of ce and/ or police department, whomever is putting in the work to get these junk dealers off the s treets, even if it is only for a little while. At least they are able to get some of it, as well as an illegal re arm, permanently off the s treets. So, wherever they are being funded from, I’m happy we have them.Budgets All of the county budget documents, inc luding the constitutional of cers’ budget are public record and should be available online t o the public. And I mean the line item budgets, not the summaries. It’s our tax money. We have the right to know how it is spent, and we should not have to go down to their of ces to ask to see it. This is 2013. Everything should be online and available even if you can’t take off work to go to a county of ce during regular business hours. How about some help, county of cials? Who is going to make this happen? The voters are watching.County commission Part of the problem is that candidates must live in their district, but they are not elected by just the district voters. We would get a better range of candidates if they could just all run “in a pack” like city council does. Often we have two good candidates in one district and no good candidates in another. It is the same with school board. Let them all run at large and we can pick the best choices. Or else, make it election by district which would make them more accountable to their districts. Right now a candidate can lose his or her district and still win the election. This has happened in the past.  Who stands to pro t if a “new building” is constructed? Other than the actual construction costs, who stands to pro t from “new building preparation” for occupancy? A new building requires many things, phone lines, internet wiring, new furniture, etc. Given that the ostensible reason is to house a D/L of ce, one wonders about the other local government operations that want to have nice new “digs.” What is their relationship to the commissioners? Why, in the face of the obvious public outcry against expending another $2+ million of our money for a new building, when there are existing structures more than suitable for the same use, are the majority of the Commissioners still going forward? We are surely going, again, down the “Agr-Civic Center” Road to Perdition. Unless the public outcry against the new building, and a demand for accountability and scal responsibility reaches the Commissioners, they will continue to spend YOUR money on what THEY want.Lake Okeechobee When will the SFWMD do something to clean the water going into Lake Okeechobee? They only seem to be concerned with the coasts and the southern Everglades. But unless they clean the water BEFORE it goes into the lake, they are not going to solve the problems. Blood donors save livesIn advance of the upcoming 8th Annual Okeechobee 600 Blood Roundup to be held at the Freshman Campus on Nov. 16 and 17, we will share stories of how donations of blood made a difference in people’s lives. You may know Debi Large from her time spent at the Pregnancy Center and now as Chairman of the Republican Party of Okeechobee County. Debi and her husband Paul have three sons and have lived in Okeechobee for 13 years. Debi is also a recipient of donated blood and this is her story: This past June, Debi was in Wesley Chapel, a small town northeast of Tampa, when she required an emergency appendectomy. Prior to surgery, her hemoglobin measured below normal at 10 g/dL and after the operation, her level had dropped to 8 g/dL so Debi received two units of blood to bring her level up to within the normal range. Hemoglobin in the blood carries oxygen from the lungs to the rest of the body where it releases the oxygen to burn nutrients to provide energy to power the functions of the body and collects the resultant carbon dioxide to bring it back to the lungs to be exhaled. Normal levels are 13.8 to 18.0 g/dL for men, 12.1 to 15.1 g/dL for women and 11 to 16 g/dL for children. Decrease of hemoglobin leads to symptoms of anemia and, while anemia has many different causes, iron de ciency is the most common cause. Debi has been anemic for years with symptoms such as always feeling cold, skin that itched like crazy, and the urge to chew on ice. Immediately after receiving the blood transfusion, Debi’s symptoms of anemia disappeared. Those two units of blood caused a drastic change for the better in Debi’s life and she is very appreciative to the donors who generously gave their blood. Debi wants people to realize that not all donated blood is used in emergency, life-threatening situations; many times it is given to people so they can live normal lives and, as in Debi’s case, not suffer with symptoms of anemia. You can be someone’s hero and donate blood at the 8th Annual Okeechobee 600 Blood Roundup. This year’s theme is the “Okeechobee 600” where we are racing to save lives with a goal of 600 units collected in two days. The main race event will be held on Nov. 16 and 17 at the Freshman Campus. A pre-race event on Nov. 9 at the Ford, Chevy and Dodge dealerships, is open to blood donors who will be attending the NASCA R event and, therefore, unable to attend th e Main Event the following week. Tickets to Homestead Miami Speedway will be awarded at the Nov. 9 drive. All blood donors at th e pre-race and main race events will receive a T-shirt, goody bag and refreshments. Susan WilliamsMmmm good!Raulerson Hospital is the best “restaurant” in town. Due to a chronic condition which had become unbearable, Dr. Shakoor had m e admitted to Raulerson for four days. During my stay there, I had a select menu to choose my meals from with just a telephone call to the kitchen. The food was delicious, prepared and served by kind and friendly workers. Another time to enjoy hospital food is a t the program, “Dine with the Doctor” and i t is on the last Tuesday of the month at 4:30 p.m. in the hospital dining room. (October is the only month being held on a Monday.) Watch the newspaper for the “Dine with the Doctor” announcement. Helen Dungee October 23, 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 NewsDebi Large and her husband Paul Large.

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 5 Okeechobee News October 23, 2013 Ghosts and goblins may not be the true threat to trick-or-treaters during this year’s Halloween festivities. Possible tainted candy, use of costume materials, and food borne illnesses may really be the hazards. As such, the health professionals at the Florida/USVI Poison Information Center-Jacksonville can be an important resource for parents at this time of year. The Poison Center Help Line, 1-800-222-1222 is available 24 hours a day w hen these questions come up. Halloween can be a time for fun and adv enture for children, but we need to remain diligent that there are still some risks associated with Halloween activities such as those described below or for small children accidentally mistaking medications for treats. Children under the age of six continue to be the number one victim of accidental poisonings. Last year, the Florida/USVI Poison Information Center-Jacksonville received almost 36,000 human exposure calls, nearly 17,000 which involved accidental ingestions in children under the age of six. Between Oct. 29 and Nov. 2 last year the Help Line received almost 700 calls. On Oct. 31 alone, there were 135 calls for help and advice to the Poison Center Help Line. This is also the time of the year known for fall festivals, carnivals and fairs. One of the more fun aspects of these events is the various types of food available. The not-sofun part can be food borne illness associated with undercooked or improperly handled or stored food. The Florida/USVI Poison Information Center-Jacksonville can provide food safety education tips and management advice for food poisoning if it does occur. “Parents should be vigilant for malicious contamination and tampering of Halloween candy,” said Dr. Jay Schauben, director of the Florida/USVI Poison Information Center Jacksonville. “Likewise, we can decrease the risk to children by using non-toxic paints and materials for costume design and by paying close attention to food/candy labels to prevent food allergies.” The following tips can help ensure a safe Halloween for everyone:  Parents should inspect all treats their children bring home before any are consumed and immediately discard treats with puncture holes, tears or signs of re-wrapping.  Feed children dinner before they go out or bring along your own candy to give your children to reduce the urge to snack on treats that have not been inspected.  Be extra careful with toddler’s goodies. Avoid choking hazards by allowing treats that are age-appropriate. Be careful with hard candy, gum, peanuts and toys with small parts.  Caution children to not chew or bite on glow sticks or glow jewelry as these products contain an irritating chemical which may cause pain if it gets in their mouth, eyes or throat.  If using dry ice for decorations, be aware that direct contact with the skin or mouth can cause a frostbite type injury. Wash immediately with water.  Wear re ective costumes in the dark or carry a ashlight.  When in doubt, throw it out! For more Halloween safety tips, log on to the Poison Center’s website at www.fpicjax. org; click on Poison Info/Prevention/Seasonal Hazards/Autumn. In a poisoning emergency, don’t waste time searching the Internet. Call your Poison Center rst at 1-800-222-1222 and a Specialist in Poison Information will assist you. Halloween can bring danger of accidental poisoning Psychological abuse is the rst warning: Run, get out!Psychological abuse can be as damaging to the psyche as physical abuse can be to the body, yet little is written about this common problem, which is typically the precursor to physical abuse. According to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV), 95 percent of men who physically abuse their intimate partners also psychologically abuse them. Psychological abuse consists of impairing the mental life and impeding mental development. It creates distorted beliefs, taught by the abuser, about the world. Those beliefs become ingrained in the victim’s mind and can interfere with the exibility that is needed to constantly assess the environment and respond appropriately. Knowing the signs of psychological abuse may save women from the physical abuse that so often follows. I experienced psychological abuse through the eyes of a child—part of the stories I share in “Believe in the Magic: Let the Tenacity of Mattie Fisher Inspire You,” (www. mattie sher.com), the story of my mother’s remarkable journey. I watched as my father systematically and maliciously attempted to drive my mother crazy. He would constantly move car keys and other items from the places she normally kept them. He would then pretend to nd them in odd places, like the refrigerator. A fter playing the hero for a month or so, my father would start insulting my mom with degrading remarks. After months of psychological warfare, w ith her mental state suf ciently weakened, my father would begin the physical abuse. For the rest of her life, my mother was inconsolable and shaky whenever something w ent missing. Signs of psychological abuse include:  Your partner uses nances to control y ou.  He often threatens to leave.  She seeks to intimidate using looks, gestures or actions.  He smashes things.  Your partner seeks to control you by minimizing, denying and blaming.  He makes light of the abuse and does not take your concerns about it seriously.  You are continually criticized, called names and/or shouted at.  She emotionally degrades you in private, but acts charming in public.  He humiliates you in private or public.  They withhold approval, appreciation or affection as punishment. Effects of psychological abuse on the victim, from the Center for Relationship Abuse Awareness:  A distrust of his or her own spontaneity;  A loss of enthusiasm;  An uncertainty about how she is coming across;  A concern that something is wrong with him;  An inclination to reviewing incidents with the hopes of determining what went wrong;  A loss of self-con dence;  A growing self-doubt;  An internalized critical voice;  A concern that she isn’t happier and ought to be;  An anxiety or fear of being crazy;  A sense that time is passing and he’s missing something;  A desire not to be the way she is, e.g. “too sensitive,” etc.;  A hesitancy to accept her perceptions;  A reluctance to come to conclusions;  A tendency to live in the future, e.g. “Everything will be great when/after ...”;  A desire to escape or run away; and,  A distrust of future relationships. If you answered yes to even one, you may be in an abusive relationship. Get help! Call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-SAFE, or the National Sexual Assault Hotline at 1-800-656-HOPE. Dee Louis-ScottHealth and Safety ExpoYou are invited to the Seventh Annual Okeechobee Family Health and Safety Expo on Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014. The Expo will take place at the Agri-Civic Center, 4601 Highway 710, Okeechobee, from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. The 2013 Expo was a funlled, educational day for the more than the 2,600 people who attended. This year we want to offer additional health and safety displays, rst responder vehicles, vendor booths, entertainment, food and giveaways. There is no charge to set up, eat lunch (while supplies last) or to attend the Expo. However, donations are always welcomed! We need community support to make this Expo bigger and better! We are inviting those in the health and safety elds to participate by setting up a vendor booth or by bringing a display for the community to see. We would love to see participation from everyone in the health and/or safety eld. Pro t and not-for-pro t agencies and organizations will offer free health screenings or display items related to health and/or safety and offer demonstrations. Our target audience will range from young children to senior citizens. This is a great opportunity to share with Okeechobee what you have to offer! We are expecting more vendors and more participants this year so do not miss this Expo! We are soliciting food donations and door prizes to be given away during the Expo. Donations of hot dogs, chips, bottled water, juice, fruit and other giveaways and, of course, nancial contributions will be accepted and greatly appreciated. You or your company’s involvement will add to this exciting day of health, safety and education for the citizens of Okeechobee. As a donor, you or your business will be recognized during the Expo, and in our thank you ads in the local media. Sponsors are given coverage on signage, programs and in other areas. Please come out and educate our community on health and safety resources and the service you provide! To make a donation, make your chec k payable to Okeechobee County Fire Rescue Volunteers and mail to Sharon Vinson, Shared Services Network, 700 S.W. Second Ave., Okeechobee, FL 34974. Yours for a Healthy and Safe Okeechobee, The Okeechobee Family Health and Safety Expo Committee Letter to the Editor Dine with the Doctor at RaulersonCome to Raulerson Hospital on Monday, Oct. 28 to hear Podiatrist Dr. Joshua Roberts. He will discuss various causes of foot pain, common medical conditions involving the feet, with information regarding risk factors and keeping your feet healthy, plus information about conditions that require advanced treatments. For the month of October only, Dine with the Doctor will be held on a Monday. The location is the hospital cafeteria. Dinner, salad and dessert is available beginning at 4:30 p.m. for $5 per person. The presentation begins at 5 p.m. To attend, RSVP by calling 863-763-9228.Okeechobee High School Class of 1984 reunion plannedOn Oct. 31 the OHS Homecoming parade starts at 6 p.m. and the Class of 1984 will participate. They will meeting at 5:15 p.m. behind U-Save. Friday, Nov. 1, is the homecoming game and social. Come early with family to enjoy refreshments. On Saturday, Nov. 2, dinner is at 5:30 p.m. to be held at Speckled Perch Steak House. The cost is $25 per person. For more information, contact Laura GainerCockrell at 863-801-4589.Craft Fair in the Woods planned at Freedom RanchCraft Fair in the Woods will be held on Saturday, Nov. 9 from 9 a.m. 4 p.m. at Freedom Ranch, 11655 Hwy. 441 S.E. There will be handmade and home made items, with Christmas decor, jewelry, woodcrafts, ne art, baked goods and so much more. For more information on the event, or to become a vendor, call 863-763-9800.

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Eagles serving dinnerCypress Hut Eagles 4509 will serve beef stroganoff for dinner Wednesday, Oct. 23 by Carla and Debbie. Thursday, Oct. 24, an original Oriental stir fry dinner by Dennis will be served. The public is invited both days. Dinner is served starting at 5 p.m. Proceeds from these events go to community and national charity funds. For information, call Cypress Hut Eagles at 863-467-1154.Chamber luncheon plannedThe Chamber of Commerce of Okeechobee County will hold its quarterly business luncheon Wednesday, Oct. 23 at the IRSC W illiamson Center. The featured speaker will be Terrey Dolan of the Americas Logistics Gateway Center in Moore Haven. The Center is an inland port concept which will bring signi cant jobs and industry to our region. Go to the website (okeechobeebusiness. com) and sign up for the lunch by clicking on Oct. 23 Business Exchange Luncheon. Sponsors are Burgundy Business Sponsors, Domer's Inc., Changing Tree Wellness Center and Castle. For information, e-mail info@ okeechobeebusiness.com.Moose hosting bingoOn Thursday, Oct. 24 bingo starts at 1 p.m. Lunch is available from 12:30 p.m. Friday bingo starts with bonanza at 6:30 p.m. Hot dogs, pizzas and pizza bites. Proceeds go to support Moose Charities programs.Elks Lodge plans eventsLake Okeechobee Elks Lodge #2871 w ill meet Thursday, Oct. 24 at 7 p.m. at the VFW in Treasure Island. On Oct. 26, w e're having our Spooky Pot Luck Dinner at the VFW in Treasure Island from 5 until 8 p.m. The admission is $3, which will pay for prizes for three categories: (1) best main course; (2) best side dish or salad; and, (3) best dessert. Each winner will receive a $25 gift certi cate. Entertainment will be by Jay Boree. .Candlelight vigil plannedThe Okeechobee County Sheriff's Of ce and the Okeechobee Substance Abuse Coalition will sponsor the seventh annual NOPE Candlelight Vigil on Thursday, Oct. 24 at the Okeechobee County Civic Center on U.S. 98 N. The doors will open at 6 p.m. for fellowship and light refreshments. The program will start at 7 p.m. Contact Connie Curry at 863-763-3117 with questions. A mpli ed telephones offeredOn Thursday, Oct. 24 Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services of the Treasure Coast Inc. w ill be in Okeechobee distributing Free ampli ed telephones to deaf, hard of hearing, speech impaired and deaf/blind individuals by appointment only. For information, call 772-334-2233.Cross country meet setOkeechobee High School will host a district Cross Country meet on Thursday, Oct. 24, at the Okeechobee Agri-Civic Center. The rst race starts at 4 p.m., and the competitors will run a course covering approximately 3.2 miles. The public is welcome, and there is a $5 admission fee to help the high school offset the cost of holding the event. Come out and support the Brahman runners.Institute holding open houseThe Fielden Institute for Life Long Learning will host an open house at the Williamson Educational Center on the Dixon-Hendry Campus at IRSC on Friday, Oct. 25 at 9:30 a.m. The institute offers peer-led classes for people over 50. Join us for coffee and conversation and learn more about what is being offered in Okeechobee. For information, call 772-462-7880.Eagles offer bingo; dinnerThe Aerie 4137 North Eagles has a number of activities planned. Friday night, Oct. 25 steak dinners will be served from 6 until 9 p.m. Musical entertainment will be provided by Al Jones. There also will be a Halloween Party with costume contest. Sign up to win a prize. Saturday, Oct. 26, ve-card bingo starts at 5:30. Tuesday, Oct. 29, bingo starts at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 30, bingo starts at 5:30 p.m. The public is invited to join in the fun. All monies are placed in the FOE Bene t Funds. For information call 863763-2552.Bene t aids Humane SocietyA yard sale will be held to bene t the Humane Society on Friday, Oct. 25 and Saturday, Oct. 26, from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m. There will be lots of different items for sale. Donations can be dropped off Tuesday through Thursday from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the back of the of ce.Bene t set for Jaimie HansA Quarter Auction will be held to support Jaimie Angsuwan' Hans and her family in their battle with breast cancer. She has no medical insurance and will need chemotherapy and radiation treatments. The bene t will be held at the KOA in Okeechobee on Friday, Oct. 25 Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. For information, call Crystal at 863-6349483 or Stephanie at 863-634-3374.Paint the Park Pink slatedPaint the Park Pink is to be held Saturday, Oct. 26 at the Willey Alderman Softball Field, 424 N.E. 15th Ave. There will be kickball games, cornhole tournament, horse shoe tournament and more. For information, contact The Community Action Committee at communityactioncommittee6@gmail.com. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010Cecil Edward Jordan, 78OKEECHOBEE Cecil Edward Jordan, o f Okeechobee, Fla. passed away on Oct. 20, 2013, at Lawnwood Regional Medical Center, Fort Pierce, Fla. He has lived in Okeechobee for 10 years coming from Hollywood, Fla. Mr. Jordan was a U.S. Army veteran. He was also a member of the American Legion and the IBW Union for 30 years. He enjoyed hunting, shing, and golf. Cecil is survived by his wife of 40 years, Bett y Jo Jordan; of Okeechobee, Fla.; daughter, Pedie Dickerhoof; and son; Darren Duke, both of Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; brother, Henry "Chop" Jordan of N.C.; and sister, Frances (Whitey) Propst o f N.C.; four grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and 28 nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held on Thursda y Oct. 24, 2013 at Treasure Island Baptist Church at 10:00 a.m. with Pastor Ron Nida of ciating. In lieu of owers the family request that donations be made to the building fund for Treasure Island Baptist Church. 4209 Hwy 441 SE. Okeechobee, Fl. 34972 Arrangements are entrusted to Buxton-Seawinds Funeral Home and Crematory. Friends may leave condolences at http://www.buxtonseawinds.com. Chon Madrigal, 81OKEECHOBEE Chon Madrigal passed away on Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013. He was born on March 25, 1932 in Wharton, Texas. He was a lifelong resident of Okeechobee. Chon was preceded in death by his parents, Anselmo and Maria Madrigal; brothers, Victor Madrigal and Robert (Bobby) Madrigal; and daughter Cathy Madrigal. He is survived by his sister, Amanda Williams (Maya); brothers, Anselmo M. Madrigal (Chemo). All arrangements are intrusted to Buxton and Bass Funeral Home and Crematory.Fred Joseph Columbaro, 62OKEECHOBEE — Fred Joseph Columbaro Okeechobee Fla. passed away on Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2013 in Okeechobee, Fla. Arrangements are entrusted to Buxton-Seawinds Funeral Home & Crematory, Okeechobee, Fla.Vera Nadine' Mullis Ferrell, 87OKEECHOBEE Vera "Nadine" Mullis Ferrell, of Okeechobee, died at the Hamrick Home, Oct. 21, 2013. She is preceded in death by her husband, Billy E. Ferrell. Mrs. Ferrell is survived by her daughters, Linda Lohmann (C.E.) of Coral Springs, Norma Reynolds (Richard) of Okeechobee; and her grandchildren, Chris, Christina, Julia, Ryan, and Donnie; as well as her greatgrandchildren, Lucas and Cameron. She is also survived by her niece, Carolyn Quinn of Blairsville, Ga.; a great niece, Sharon Quinn of Blairsville, Ga; great nephews, Mike Quinn of Floyd, Va. and Chris Quinn of Blairsville, Ga.; and a host of dear friends. A memorial service will be held on Friday, Oct. 25, 2013 in the Buxton and Bass chapel at 11:00 a.m. Friends my leave condolences at www.okeechobeefuneralhome.com All arrangements are under the direction and care of the Buxton, Bass, and Conway families of Buxton and Bass Okeechobee Funeral Home and Crematory. 400 North Parrott Ave. Okeechobee, FL 34974 Obituaries 6 Okeechobee News October 23, 2013 Obituaries should be submitted to the Okeechobee News by emailing obits@newszap.com. Customers may also request photos and links to online guestbooks. A link to the obituaries is available at orida.newszap.com. Community Events Brought to you by:“Your Air Conditioning and Plumbing Specialist”863.763.6461Lic#CAC1817236 Lisa Woodham bene t setWarriors 4 Woodham will host a 5K fun Run/Walk on Saturday, Oct. 26, at the Okeechobee Agri-Civic Center starting at 9:15 a.m. Entry fee for individual runners is $25, and $65 per family. There will also be a dog show, with an entry fee of $15. There will be T-shirts for sale, face painting and so much more. All proceeds go to help Lisa Woodham to win her battle against breast cancer. For information, e-mail warriors4woodham@gmail.com.3-D Archery Shoot is Oct. 26A 3-D Archery Shoot will be held to promote the Okeechobee High School Soccer Team, on Saturday, Oct. 26, at Quail Cree k Plantation, 1907 N.E. 224th street. The fee of $25 per person, and includes lunch. Registration is from 7 until 8 a.m. Shooters will start at 8 a.m. No broadheads will be allowed. For information, contact Lonnie Sears at 863-634-1334; or, Tim Craig at 863763-3101.

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 P. Dudley Giles, MD € 772.546.3223Okeechobee O ce: 108 N Parrott Ave € Okeechobee, FL 34972Breast Augmentation Saline $3,750 Breast Augmentation Silicon $4,750 Tummy Tuck (including overnight stay) $5,700 Breast Reduction $4,750 Arm Reduction $4,600Fall Cosmetic Special 7 Okeechobee News October 23, 2013 By Eric KoppOkeechobee News After being stopped for riding an All Terrain Vehicle (ATV) on a county roadway, that operator ended up at the Okeechobee County Jail where he is being held on a felony drug charge. Charles Edgar Hill, 30, S.E. 74th Way, was arrested Monday, Oct. 21, on felony charges of possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine) and possession of a rearm/ ammunition/electrical weapon by a convicted felon. He was also arrested on a misdemeanor charge of possession of drug paraphernalia. He is being held on a bond of $31,000. An arrest report by a detective with the Okeechobee Narcotics Task Force stated Hill was seen riding the ATV in the 800 block o f N.E. 64th Ave. The detective performed a traf c stop on the ATV and found that Hill was in possession of a tazer which, as a convicted felon, he is not allowed to have. According to the arrest report Hill was also in possession of a small baggie that contained a suspicious powder-like substance, as well as a glass smoking pipe that contained a white residue. The detective's report goes on to state that a eld test was performed on the suspicious substance in the baggie and on the residue, and both tests indicated a positive result for the presence of meth. When weighed, the suspected meth in the baggie weighed 2.6 grams, stated the report. Besides the criminal charges, the detective also issued Hill a traf c citation for operating an ATV on the roadway. ATV operator charged with meth possession Charles Hill The following individuals were arrested on felony or driving under the in uence (DUI) charges by the Okeechobee County Sheriff's Of ce (OCSO), the Okeechobee City Police Department (OCPD), the Florida Highway Patrol (FHP), the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) or the Department of Corrections (DOC). Brandon Robert Grady, 24, S. Parrott A ve., Okeechobee, was arrested Oct. 18 by Deputy Elbert Kline on DOC warrants charging him with the felonies of violation of probation burglary of a dwelling (two counts), v iolation of probation burglary of a structure (two counts), violation of probation burglary of a conveyance, violation of probation dealing in stolen property. He is being held without bond. Jason Travis Gwaltney, 21, U.S. 441 S.E., Okeechobee, was arrested Oct. 18 by Deputy Elbert Kline on an Okeechobee County warrant charging him with the felonies of dealing in stolen property, giving false information to a secondary metals recycler and burglary of a structure. His bond was set at $10,000. Warren Chanler Smith, 21, U.S. 441 S.E., Okeechobee, was arrested Oct. 18 by Deputy Elbert Kline on an Okeechobee County warrant charging him with the misdemeanors of v iolation of probation driving under the in uence and violation of probation leaving the scene of an accident. He is being held without bond. Lori Dennel Davis, 48, U.S. 441 S.E., Okeechobee, was arrested Oct. 18 by Detective Javier Gonzalez on felony charges of burglary of an unoccupied dwelling and criminal mischief. Her bond was set at $10,000. Oscar Delapaz, 43, N.W. 24th Ave., Okeechobee, was arrested Oct. 18 by Deputy Leland Schoonmaker on a felony charge of possession of marijuana over 20 grams. His bond was set at $5,000. Tammy Lynn Boswell, 36, S.W. 17th Ave., Okeechobee, was arrested Oct. 19 by Deputy J oe Gracie on a felony charge of arson. Her bond was set at $10,000. Shane Michael Mester, 25, W. Sample St., South Bend, Ind., was arrested Oct. 19 by Deputy John Hazy on a DOC warrant charging him with the felonies of violation of probation burglary of a structure and violation of probation grand theft. He is being held w ithout bond. Crystal Moore, 31, Chobee Loop, Okeechobee, was arrested Oct. 19 by Deputy Nathaniel Mitchell on a Lake County warrant charging her with the felony of fraudulent use of a credit card and the misdemeanor of petit theft. Her bond was set at $2,250. Cody Abram Lagrange, 25, N.E. 13th Way, Okeechobee, was arrested Oct. 20 by Deputy Heath Hughes on a felony charge of burglary of an occupied dwelling and a misdemeanor charge of petit theft. His bond was set at $2,500. He was also arrested on amended DOC warrants charging him with the felonies of violation of probation dealing in stolen property (two counts) and violation of probation giving false information to a secondary metals recycler. He is being held without bond on those charges. Allen Clinton Mauldin, 35, N.W. 311th St., Okeechobee, was arrested Oct. 20 by Deputy John Hazy on a St. Lucie County warrant charging him with the misdemeanors of violation of probation driving under the in uence and violation of probation possession of marijuana under 20 grams. He is being held without bond. Jason Edward Gillis, 33, N.W. Ninth Ave., Okeechobee, was arrested Oct. 21 by Deputy Matt Crawford on a felony charge of possession of methamphetamine, and misdemeanor charges of possession of drug paraphernalia and violation of driver's license restrictions. His bond was set at $7,000. Cecilia Leeann Silva, 23, N.W. Eighth St., Okeechobee, was arrested Oct. 21 by Deputy Yero Todman on an Okeechobee County warrant charging her with the felony of child neglect without great bodily harm. Her bond was set at $1,000. Justin Seals, 18, U.S. 441 N., Okeechobee, was arrested Oct. 21 by Deputy Matthew Grumbling on a juvenile take and hold warrant charging him with the felony of introduction of contraband into a county detention facility, and the misdemeanors of resisting a law enforcement of cer without violence and contempt-failure to appear for drug court. He was booked into the Okeechobee County Jail then taken to the St. Lucie Regional Detention Center in Fort Pierce. 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 the following reports of crimes last week.ASSAULT 1700 block of U.S. 441 N. 6700 block of U.S. 441 S.E. 2800 block of U.S. 441 N. 900 block of N.W. 23rd Lane 3500 block of N.W. 16th Ave.BURGLARY 20400 block of N.W. 272nd St. 300 block of S.E. 32nd Court 200 block of S.E. 32nd Court 2700 block of S.E. 27th Ave. 4800 block of U.S. 441 S.E.CRIMINAL MISCHIEF 2900 block of N.W. 47th Ave. 300 block of S.E. 32nd Court 500 block of N.W. 27th Lane 3000 block of S.W. Third Terrace 2900 block of U.S. 441 S.E.FRAUD 800 block of N.W. 12th St. 400 block of N.W. Park St. 400 block of S.W. Park St. 16900 block of N.W. 222nd St.THEFT 3200 block of S.E. 23rd St. 4800 block of U.S. 441 S.E. 1300 block of S.W. 44th Blvd. 1300 block of N.E. 356th Court 900 block of S.E. 37th Terrace 13700 block of N.E. 14th Ave. 600 block of S.W. Second Ave. 4500 block of S.E. 138th Ave. 6000 block of U.S. 441 S.E. 4500 block of S.E. 23rd Court OCSO Investigations Friend of the Library to elect of cersThe Friends of the Okeechobee Library will elect of cers on Tuesday, Oct. 29, at 4:30 p.m. in the library. This meeting is open to the public and everyone is invited to attend. For more information, call 863-763-3536.

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 107 SW 17thNO PHONE CALLSMUST HAVE: 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 8 Okeechobee News October 23, 2013 The Church of God 301 Fourth Ave., (behind McDonald’s) will host a sh fry on Friday, Oct. 25. You can pick dinners up or they can deliver. Dinners are $8 each. Deliveries will be available from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Call 863-763-4127 or 863634-2930 to place your orders. Haven of Rest Church 912 N.W. Second St. would like to inv ite all youth to a Radical Remnant Youth Revival, Oct. 31 thru Nov. 3. Serv ices will be held at 7 p.m. on Oct. 31 and Nov. 2 and on Sunday, Nov. 3, at 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. For more information, please call Gabrielle at 863-532-8546 or Pastor Tom V elie at 863-357-3053. The Woman’s Association of Okeechobee Presbyterian Church will hold their annual bazaar on Nov. 2, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall with entrance on Northeast Fourth Street. Crafts, baked goods and white elephant items will be on sale. For more information, call Betsy Cheney at 863-357-0465. The First United Methodist Women of Okeechobee invite everyone to attend a fall bazaar on Saturday, Nov. 2, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the fellowship hall at 200 N.W. Second St. You will nd a variety of Christmas ornaments, Christmas gifts, crafts, quilted items, nuts, baked goods, white elephant items and a silent auction. Plan on staying for lunch. Soup, sandwiches and desserts will be available form 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Proceeds will go to mission projects local, national and abroad. A Praise and Worship Concert will be held in Flagler Park Saturday, Nov. 16 from 7 to 10 p.m. Bring a open heart and a chair. Bands and singers who would like to be a part of this event may contact Ryan Reister or Kathy Rose at 863-697-1123. Okeechobee Mission Baptist Church will host a discover youth program every Wednesday, from 7 to 8 p.m. For more information call 8637-763-3681. The AWANA Club at Oakview Baptist Church invites all children from pre-Kindergarten, ages 3 to fth graders. The club is from 5:45 to 7:30 p.m. every Wednesday. Come join in the fun as with the Cubbies, Sparks and T & T classes for Bible memory and game time fun! Call the church of ce for more details at 863-763-1699. “Bible at Lunch Time” at First United Methodist Church has resumed for the fall, same time, same place, but the day of the week has changed. Everyone is invited to bring a sack lunch (drinks are provided) on Thursdays at 11:30 a.m., Room #21, 200 N.W. Second St. The fall study is “Adventures in Prayer.” Participants will look at the prayers of Daniel, David, Paul and, of course, Jesus, in a study from Moody by Stuart Briscoe; prayers and hymns from some of the masters: Augustine, the Welseys and the Reformers; the contemporary prayers of Catherine Marshall, Joyce Meyers, Henry Blackaby and Ravi Zacharias. For more information, call Nancy Vaughan at the church, 863-763-4021. Jesus Holy Ghost Crusade Ministry Soup Kitchen and Thrift Store 1401 N.E. Park St., is in need of donations of any type. All donations are tax deductible. Help is needed in putting a roof on the church and painting the building. The thrift store is open Monday-Friday from noon to 4 p.m. and the building fund yard sale will be the rst and second Saturday of every month from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. The soup kitchen is under construction. For more information, call 863-634-9194. Church of God of Prophecy has an Open Arms Ministry, at 102 N.W. 10th St. The Hurting Women’s Ministry meets on the second and fourth Friday of each month at 7 p.m. This is a ministry for women of all ages who are going through or have been through crisis in their lives. For more information, please call 863-254-8304. Peace Lutheran Church 750 N.W. 23rd Lane, has two worship services each Sunday, one at 8 a.m. and one at 10:30 a.m. Everyone is welcome to come hear God’s message of love and forgiveness for all people through Jesus Christ. Web site is www. peace-okee.org. Okeechobee Missionary Baptist Church at 4212 Hwy. 441 N., and Pastor Clinton Currington, would like to invite all to participate in church services. The King James Bible is used. Sunday School is at 9:45 a.m., with worship at 10:45 a.m. Sunday Night BTC is at 5:30 p.m. followed b y worship service at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday is Bible Study at 7 p.m. Oakview Baptist Church, at 677 S.W. 32 Street, would like to invite everyone to the Sunday Worship Service at 10:30 a.m. and to our Wednesday Worship Service at 6 p.m. We also have Sunday School (for all ages) at 9:15 a.m. on Sunday mornings and we have classes at 6 p.m. on Sunday evenings. Come and worship with us! For more information, call 863-763-1699. Our website is oakviewbaptist.com. Gathering in Grace and Prayer meets every Wednesday at 7:45 a.m. in the park at the pavilion. All are welcome.The Okeechobee News welcomes news from area churches for this column. E-mail okeenews@ newszap.com. Local churches host sh fry, revival and bazaars

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look for the men in orange at the park, who w ill direct them where to park or set up. To volunteer help, or for more information, contact Pastor Jacob Hicks, pastor of recreation and children at First Baptist Church of Okeechobee, 863-763-2171, Ext. 208.Community parties part of local Halloween traditionWhile “Trunk or Treat” is only in its second year in Okeechobee, Halloween parties in Flagler Park were common in years gone by. In 1995, World Ministries Outreach organized an Oct. 31 “Hallelujah Party” in Flagler Park. The party included gospel signers, hayrides, games and an art contest. Area churches, businesses and individuals helped w ith the event. By 1997, the annual Hallelujah Party had added a costume contest, encouraging participants to dress as someone or something from the Bible. In the years that followed, area churches and organizations continued to host the annual event, but as the “Hallelujah” name never really caught on, it was commonly called the community Halloween party. Churches and civic groups lled the park w ith booths featuring games, and children received candy as a prize for playing. In 2005, Hurricane Wilma hit just a week before Halloween, leaving debris scattered all over the Okeechobee community, and door-to-door trick-or-treating had to be forbidden for safety reasons. Okeechobee Main Street, the Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Of ce and the Okeechobee City Police Department teamed up to increase the “trick or treat” fun in Flagler Park, in addition to the church-sponsored event. By that time the Oct. 31 party was hosted by First Baptist Church and More 2 Life Ministries. That y ear, the kids enjoyed two parties, with the churches handling two of the sections of Flagler Park and Main Street in charge of the others. In 2006, the Halloween festivities continued in Flagler Park, despite a torrential rain storm. In 2007, when storms again threatened, all of the community Halloween celebrations were moved to the Okeechobee AgriCivic Center. Main Street took charge of organizing the event, although many of the local churches continued to participate. For six years, the tradition continued at the Agri-Civic Center. In 2012, First Baptist Church and More 2 Life Ministries decided to return to Flagler Park, and they found many families seemed to prefer the convenience of the downtown park over driving out to the Agri-Civic Center. Main Street initially planned to continue their Halloween festivities at the Agri-Civic Center and even went before the Okeechobee Board of County Commissioners last month to request use of the facilities. But after learning the Okeechobee High School Homecoming Parade was set for Halloween, Main Street decided to cancel plans for the Agri-Civic Center party and encourage the community to support the Flagler Park event instead.Halloween historyChurch celebrations of Halloween are part of the holiday’s history. Even the name “Halloween” has a religious connection. The holiday has its origins in the ancient Celtic festival known as Samhain, a celebration of the end of the harvest season in Gaelic culture. This was the time the ancient pagans took stock of supplies and prepared for winter. The ancient Gaels believed that on this night, the boundaries between the worlds of the living and the dead overlapped. In addition to lighting bon res to scare away “evil spirits,” the festivities also included honoring family members who had died. Early Christians adapted the festivities as a Christian celebration. The name “Halloween” evolved from “All Hallows Eve,” referring to Oct. 31 as the eve of the Christian Feast of All Saints Day, Nov. 1. While other special days honor particular saints — such as Saint Nicholas Day on Dec. 6 or Saint Patrick’s Day on March 17 — All Saints Day honors all saints — known and unknown — meaning every person who ever died and went to heaven. The practice of dressing up and going door to door asking for treats began in the Middle Ages. But instead of asking for candy, the rst “beggars” collected food and other donations for the poor.More community Halloween events ...In addition to the party in the park, local organizations are planning more Halloween activities.  The public is invited to join Raulerson Hospital for a free family event. Come and visit the Pumpkin Patch in the Raulerson Hospital Cafeteria (1796 Hwy 441 N) on Saturday, Oct. 26 from 10:30 a.m. to noon. Come dressed in your best costume for music and fun. Kids get to decorate and take home a miniature pumpkin. Register today at 863-763-9228.  Animal Adventures, at 5001 S.W. Rucks Dairy Road presents “Trails of Terror” on Oct. 25 and 26. Gates open at 8 p.m. and close at 11 p.m. Admission is $10 for 10 and up, $3 for 9-4 and 3 and under is free. Hotdogs, drinks and chips will be available for purchase. For more information, call 863447-6050. Central Elementary will host a Fall Festival on Friday, Oct. 25, from 5 to 8 p.m. Food, games and prizes! Come join us for an evening of family frights and fun. For more information, contact 863-462-5077. Highlands Hammock State Park will host their inaugural Haunted Hammock on Oct. 25 and 26 from 6-10 p.m. Admission is FREE for children under 6, ages 6-12 will be $2 and ages 13 and up $5. This spooktacular event will feature a huge haunted house, the “Terror Tram,” a no-scare kid zone, carnivalstyle games with candy, live DJ entertainment and prize contests (including a costume contest). There will be food vendors selling fair-type food and drinks. Highlands Hammock has always been a great place to bring the family and now your bravest friends, where there is something safe for all ages. We promise, you’ve never seen your park like this!  Aerie 4137 North Eagles will host a Halloween Party on Friday, Oct. 25. Stea k dinners will be served from 6 9 p.m. Musical entertainment will be provided by Al Jones. There also will be a Halloween Part y with costume contest.  The Okeechobee Moose Lodge, 1753, at 139 N.W. 36th St. will host a K ids Halloween Party on Friday, Oct. 25, 2 4 p.m. Sign ups in main entry or call the Lodge at 863-763-4954. WOTM Chapter 956 is holding a college of regents Halloween dinner dance on Saturday, Oct. 26, with fried chicken dinner and all the xin’s, cooked by Warren and Ray, serving 5-7 p.m. Music is by D & K from 6-9 p.m. Proceeds to bene t Moose Charities programs.  The Okeechobee Public Library will hold a Halloween Storytime on Oct. 30 at 3:30 p.m. Participants are invited to come in costume. The group will celebrate “trick-ortreat” following the story. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 701 S Francisco St in Clewiston9 am to dusk daily € For Info: 800-269-4583 € www.rvshowusa.com Hendry County FairgroundsThur-Sun € October 24-27 € 9a-dusk dailyBlow-Outin Clewiston PLUS. . a huge selection of certi“ ed pre-owned RVs from Fleetwood, Monaco, Winnebago, Allegro & more! See Whats NEW In RVing From: See Whats NEW In RVing From: € Diesel Pushers € Class A Gas € Class C € 5th Wheels € Travel Trailers € Luxury € Economical € They are all here in one place! € All at LOW Blow-Out Sale Pricing! HUGE SAVINGS ON NEW AND USED RVS! RV Sale By La Mesa RV of Fort Myers MASSIVE Discounts! FREE Parking & FREE Parking & Admission! Admission! 9 Okeechobee News October 23, 2013 pen but to ensure the safety of my deputies and the people of Okeechobee County, this is what I have to do,” the sheriff said of his appeal. When asked, Sheriff May said this matter could be settled between him and the county at any time during the appeal process. “It could be recti ed at any time, if the board and myself can come to a gure by w hich we can safely run this department,” he added. Because of the budget cuts, the sheriff said he was forced to lay off 28 employees Sept. 30. Those cuts took the sheriff’s of ce back to its 2001-02 staf ng level. “To my knowledge, we’re the only sheriff’s of ce in the state that did not receive a budget we can live with,” the sheriff said. Positions cut due to the smaller budget are: two from the detective bureau; one from road patrol; two from the civil division; two school crossing guards; four from courthouse security; three from administration; two from dispatch; six from corrections; one from the jail control room; two from the booking desk; one corrections secretary; one from food services; and, one nurse in the jail. The sheriff had also indicated that if the jail could not be properly funded, he would give those keys to the county commissioners and they could run it. However, Mrs. Chartier made some suggestions that ultimately moved some additional money into the jail budget so, for the time being, the sheriff will continue to operate the jail. “As long as the county commissioners will fund the jail to the extent that I, and the jail administrator, think is safe and we can pay our bills, I will run the jail,” said Sheriff May. The Florida Cabinet is made up of Governor Rick Scott, Attorney General Pam Bondi, Chief Financial Of cer Jeff Atwater and Agricultural Commissioner Adam Putnam. SHERIFFContinued From Page 1 TREATContinued From Page 1 A parent guide ‘The Successful Student’ was sent home with every Okeechobee County student on Friday, Oct. 18, 2013. According to Superintendent of Schools Ken Kenworthy, “This book, mandated by the state, is designed to provide students and parents in Okeechobee with the most current information on a variety of educational topics.” The parent guide includes FCAT and other testing information, report card schedule, school calendar, bus safety rules and information on what your child should be learning at each grade level. In addition, there is information on tutorial services, extended day and after-school programs for elementary, middle and high school students. Information on the Migrant, ESE and Federal Programs as well as opportunities for parent participation, attendance, rules for school bus riders and homework helps are also included. “As our partners in education, parents are valuable team members with educators throughout our district,” said Mr. Kenworthy. One of our goals is to increase and improve communication both to you and from you. This parent guide is one of the ways we are attempting to share as much vital information as possible for your use now and in the future,” he continued. “We would like to encourage every parent to be a part of Okeechobee County Schools: Achieving Excellence!” ‘The Successful Student’ guides sent home

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Offer 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 23, 2013 Special to the Okeechobee News/ CESCentral Students of the WeekCongratulations to the students of the week for Central Elementary School for the week of Sept. 23: Cole Wright, Jacob Guinn, Qwtaysha Dingle, Kaleigh Whidden, Arliawna Micco, Malia Garces, Jose Valdez, Oscar Landaverde, Clayton Thompson, Salvador Ayala, Benjamin Leyva, Shnora Fludd, Makai Comfort, Emmanuel Juarez-Villegas, Alexis Murphy, Lauren Abate, George Seca, Kiah Jackson, Raquel Aguirre, Vicente Flores, Diana Rodriguez, Heaven Bast, Esmeralda Campos, Jayton Howard, Alicia Pacheo, Rylann Maxwell, Triston Gorney, Faith Simmons and Mia Barrett. Special to the Okeechobee News/ YMSYMS Students of the WeekYearling Middle School would like to announce our students of the week for Oct. 4: Blaine O’Cain, Briana Brown, Nichole Folbercht, Dallas Miller, Elton Pelton, Portia Rowe, Janneth Jimenez and Nikolas Hawthorne. Special to the Okeechobee News/ SEMESSeminole Students of the WeekSeminole Elementary School would like to congratulate their Students of the Week for the week of Oct. 18: Peyton Thomas, Melanie Hernandez-Perez, Sayema Afra, Giselle Mandujano, Tyler Yates, Kelsie Tomasello, Katie Rodriguez, Isabella Cruz, Nathalia Peresse, Kimberly Lundy, Jacob Vandergroef, Aaliyah Baez, Talasia Rowe, Araceli Ruiz, Joshua Ibarra, Jorge Garcia, Bryan Reyes, Seth Barrett, Darrell Harden, Jason Jolly, Filihubaldo Gomez, Cayden Collier-Manuel, Ruben Omar Rosales de Santiago, Aaron Gould, Anna Vandergroef, Destiny Tagle, Heidi Garcia-Reyes, Savannah Deel, Elexis Garcia, Roberto Reyes, Briseida Medina and Alexis Karratti. Special to the Okeechobee News/ CESCentral Elementary hosts ‘Raise the Roof’ WorkshopCentral Elementary staff, students, and parents attended an evening of literacy learning and fun. The program was presented by Dr. Angela Martin Walker, the founder and creative director for Workshops-in-a-Box programs. The workshop had a construction theme and easily maintained the interest of the younger children in K-2 as well as provided learning opportunities and moments of re ection for the parents and staff. Dr. Angela has been an educator for more than 20 years and is able to creatively instruct students and at the same time engage everyone in the learning process. The focus was to help parents and staff learn simple and fun activities that would help their children to become successful readers. She emphasized that parent involvement is one of the most important factors in determining a child’s reading success. The literacy activities were simple and targeted all ve components of reading: phonemic awareness, phonics, uency, vocabulary and comprehension. A nal ribbon-cutting ceremony closed the evening with a commitment to help every Central Elementary student have the opportunity to become a better reader.

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 At MetCare, our commitment is to our patients. This is Mary Cays Story.Why MetCare?My name is Mary Cay Martin. After I became paralyzed, I was going from doctor to doctor to doctor „ they talked to the wheelchair. To them, I was my illness, not Mary Cay. When I “nally got to MetCare, we had a real conversation. At MetCare, they asked about other things. It was the realization that I had more value to my life and more living beyond the wheelchair. It was very life-arming.Call us today 866-736-9039 or visit us at www.metcare.com Dedicated to health care. Committed to caring.METCARE TAKES A PROACTIVE TEAM APPROACH TO YOUR CARE.€ Same-day appointments € Labs drawn in-house € Proactive care € Disease management education MKMC-3923P2 12 Okeechobee News October 23, 2013

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 STOCK # N3122 & N3087 Discount includes combo of $4,000 dealer discounts and $7,000 factory rebate if customer is eligible for all rebates. Plus tax, tag dealer fees. Picture for illustration purposes only. Oer expires 10/31/13. 3175 Highway 441 South Okeechobee www.Gilbert-Ford.com View on your computer, mobile phone, or tablet!SALES SERVICE & PARTS NEW 2013 F-150 4X4 CREW CAB(863) 763-2121 WE ARE READY TO SERVICE YOUR FORD, LINCOLN, OR MERCURY. Michael Bishop High w w w w ay 441 S o op per bladeExpires 10/31/2013 p Ex p ires 1 0 / 3 WIPER BLADESStarting at STOP IN AND SEE ERIC & DAVID! David James Rich Williams Eric Avant Bert Culbreth Robert Lange Bobby Bennett Jim Kenbeek $11,000 OFF UP TO 13 Okeechobee News October 23, 2013

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 specialsections.newszap.com View all of our special sections online! HEALTH CARE Why MetCare?MetCare oers 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 decisions about your health, based on your speci“c needs. Dedicated to health care. Committed to caring. CONVENIENT AND ACCESSIBLE:€ Same-day visits available for urgent care€ Labs drawn in-house€ Most major insurance plans accepted, including Medicare€ Disease management programsMETCARE OF OKEECHOBEE 208 NE 19th Drive, Suite 5 Oce Hours 8:00 am 5:00 pm, Monday Friday.To schedule an appointment call (863) 763-6431. In the event of a medical emergency, call 911 or head to the nearest emergency room. 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 By Dr. Ramesh Kumar Big Lake Cancer CenterHow many cancer patients would jump up and consider a treatment option that is proven to be highly effective, does not need surgery, painless, completed in 5 days or less, without signi“ cant side effects, w hile continuing to maintain their full level of activity and function? Radio surgery is a technique that utilizes specialized machines that allow large amounts of radiation to be delivered with sub millimeter accuracy thereby killing the cancers without damaging surrounding normal tissues. It is as simple as going out to get a chest x-ray! What is Cyberknife Radiation Therapy? Submitted Photo/ Big Lake Cancer Center Cyberknife: Cutting edge technology at work for our patients in Okeechobee. Cyberknife Robotic Radio surgery system, created at Stanford University over 10 years ago is unique and better than other systems in the fact that it is the only Radio surgery system that can achieve what is called real-time tracking and killing of tumor.Ž What kind of patients can be helped by Cyberknife? There are several situations too numerous to mention here where Cyberknife would be extremely useful and safe. The following are just a few of them: Patients with Trigeminal Neuralgia, pituitary tumors and tumors of the acoustic nerve called Acoustic Neuroma can avoid major surgical procedures on the brain by getting treated with Cyberknife. Patients with cancers of the brain, spine, lung and prostate are but a few of the cancers that can be helped with one to “ ve sessions of Radio Surgery. An article that was published in the Journal of the American Medical Association in 2010 showed that patients with patients with lung cancer who received Radiosurgery had a survival rate of 55.8% at 3 years versus 20 to 35% for those patients treated with traditional radiation over several weeks. As one of our patients commented, if it is good for patients at Stanford University, it is good for patients from the Okeechobee area! If you or someone you know has any form of cancer, please call us so we can explore the possibility of treating it with this cutting edge technology. This 4.5 million dollar machine is available at the of“ ces of Dr. Kumar in Saint Lucie County. Courtesy transportation is available to get to this of“ ce for those patients in need. Please call 863467-9500 for more information. 14 Okeechobee News October 23, 2013

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 For more information, contact 863.763.3134 or email ”bizsearch@newszap.com FAMILY MEDICINE 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. 15 Okeechobee News October 23, 2013 Special to the Okeechobee News Highlands Hammock State Park and the Friends of Highlands Hammock are pleased to announce the 28th Annual Civ ilian Conservation Corps (CCC) Festival. The park’s signature event, which is scheduled for Nov. 9, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., has evolved into a celebration of history, nature, art, and music. Major presentations on the CCC, wildlife, local history, heritage crafts, and Florida folk art are in the works. Local bluegrass band Back Porch Revival will set a toe-tapping pace as vendors nish setting up. Park Manager Steven Dale will of cially open the festival at 10 a.m. with a welcome and the unveiling of Mountain Dan’s black bear and Florida panther chainsaw carvings. Museum curator Darrel Smith will mark the 80th Anniversary of the CCC. A living history interpreter, he will recall the hard times of a 1936 CCC corpsman in a series of Museum stage performances beginning at 11:30 am. Marjie Pollard, longtime Highlands Little Theatre actress and impresario, will take on a new role as conservation visionary Margaret Shippen Roebling. They will remain in character throughout the day. Two very unique Lake Placid residents immediately follow the opening ceremony. Python Hunter Greg Graziani will take the stage with some very large snakes in a Snakes Alive! talk. Herpetology fans and young naturalists will not want to miss it. Greg will continue his presentation at the Graziani Reptile exhibit inside the Hammock Inn. With a snap of the whip, Hank Mattson, the Cracker Cowboy Poet will recall the lives of those who lived and breathed working cattle, in his words and those of turn of the century cowpunchers. This year marks a return to the festival’s musical roots. Back Porch musician John McClure, recalls playing the very rst CCC Festival. He rounded up three other folk and bluegrass revues to enliven the stage. Sweet and sassy Back Porch Revival will be followed by Wiregrass, with an original blend of bluegrass, folk, blues, western swing, and gypsy jazz. Up next is Roadside Revue, whose in uences include folk, bluegrass, blues, rock, country, and gospel. South Florida folkie and modern day troubadour Grant Livingston catches audiences off guard with a sharp wit and wry commentary. His song on the python invasion of the Everglades is sure to amuse. The bands will be playing 45 minute sets all day. Featured guest speaker Gary Monroe will give his Florida Humanities Council presentation The Highwaymen: Florida’s African – American Landscape Painters at 1 p.m. in the park’s Recreation Hall. Highwaymen Mary Ann Carroll, Al Black, and Kelvin Hair will be selling their paintings together with Lisa Stone, who will be exhibiting and selling vintage works and Monroe’s Highwaymen books. The Friends of Highlands Hammock are sponsoring a Junior Highwaymen Art Contest for participating Highlands District Schools. Antique cars dating from the late 1920s to 1949 may be found on the circle. Traditional frame quilting and an antique quilt display as demonstrated by the Highlands County Quilt Guild may be found in the Hammoc k Inn. Returning local arts and crafts vendors will be joined by new vendors from Tampa, Zephyr Hills, Plant City, Englewood, Ft. Myers, Arcadia, and Ft. Pierce. They will be selling everything from leather goods to landscape photographs. Exhibitors include government agencies such as Forestry and Agriculture, nonpro t organizations such as Highlands County Audubon and the Florid a Native Plant Society, and individuals including local historian John Skipper and Hide Tanner Doug Smith. Two local 4-H Clubs will exhibit small animals and club projects. Food vendors will offer a variety of refreshments from barbecue to sweet treats. In addition to all the favorite family activities ... the tram rides, hayrides, and Promise Acres pony rides, an interactive Kids Corner will offer hopscotch, cat’s cradle, marbles, pickup sticks and other traditional games with a series of storytelling sessions beginning at 11:30 a.m. Highlands Hammock State park to host CCC Festival

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The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District has reopened all of the campgrounds and day-use parks along the Okeechobee Waterway, after the government shutdown forced them to close down temporarily on Oct. 9. “We know that this is a time of year when many vacationing families are using or planning to use corps recreation facilities, and we are happy to reopen them for public use,” said Lt. Col. Thomas Greco, deputy district commander for south Florida. “We did the best we could to keep the corps-managed campgrounds and recreation areas open to the public for as long as possible. It was unfortunate that we had to close the parks due to a lapse in federal appropriations and we are glad to be back in operation,” said Adam Tarplee, the acting assistant chief of the South Florida Operations Of ce in Clewiston. “The corps regrets the inconvenience and impact the closure had on the many customers who have been looking forward to visiting the district’s parks, and our hard-working park attendants and volunteers too.” All of the campgrounds along the Okeechobee Waterway have reopened, including 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. All of the recreation parks are also open, including the Clewiston Visitor Center, W.P. Franklin South Recreation Area in Alva, St. Lucie Visitor Center and St. Lucie South Recreation Area in Stuart and Ortona North Recreation Area in Moore Haven. The Recreation.gov website, where campers can make reservations at corps campgrounds nationwide, is also back up and operational. Reservations can also be made by calling 1-877-444-6777. For information, call the South Florid a Operations of ce in Clewiston at 863-9838101. Corps reopens campgrounds, day use parks along Okeechobee Waterway 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 Coming Soon!The 2013 – 2014 Medical Information Guidespecialsections.newszap.com 16 Okeechobee News October 23, 2013 By Charles M. MurphyOkeechobee News The Kissimmee Mustangs won four of ve games in youth football action held at Okeechobee High School Saturday in the Mid Florida Youth Football Conference. The season nale for the Okeechobee Brahmans included a 32-0 win over the Mustangs in the senior game. Thirty-four kids w ho played on the team or were cheerleaders were honored after the game, which was called at halftime. George Marshall opened the scoring w hen he recovered a fumble by the Mustang punter in the end zone. Jarrett Mills added the extra point for a quick, 8-0 lead. LaQuavious Williams 34-yard run on the next drive led to a 3-yard bootleg touchdown run by Quarterback Kysell Richardson. Rylee Smith tackled Connor Parker in the end zone for a safety and a 16-0 lead. Williams added a 26-yard touchdown run and Mills kicked the extra point to make it 24-0. The nal touchdown came on a 43-yard pass from Logan Etherton to Janavise Futch. The senior team won their division and will play Frostproof in a playoff game on Saturday, Nov. 2, in Lake Placid. The Brahman junior team fell to the Mustangs 12-8 in a hard fought battle. Tayquan Pinellas scored on touchdown runs of 3 and 8 yards for the Mustangs,(10-0). He ran for over 120 yards in the game. Okeechobee scored on a 90-yard run by Jose Rodriguez. Zachary Wharin kicked the conversion which was good for two points. Okeechobee highlights included tackles for losses by Devonte Luellman, Bobby Wright, Jarrett Emmick and Donovan Harris. Luellman and Adrian Smith had quarterback sacks in the game. The junior team nished a strong season at 7-3. Kissimmee won the Pee Wee Division game 32-12. Wilton Williams scored on a 34yard touchdown run for Okeechobee. Williams 50-yard run set up Joseph Fanizzi for a 3-yard touchdown run for the Brahmans. Chadrick Williams and Brennen Sell had interceptions for Okeechobee. Ja’Khious Cooper recovered a fumble and had two tackles for loss for Okeechobee. Lynden Mingo added a tackle for loss. The Mustangs won the Mighty Mite Division game 13-0. Jakeem Jackson ran for an 80-yard touchdown and Perry Garrett added a 52-yard touchdown run for the Mustangs. A 50-yard touchdown run by Garrett was nulli ed by a penalty. Vincent Cantalini has a tackle for loss for Okeechobee. The Mustangs won the ag football game, 12-0. Zavon Gooden scored on a 55yard touchdown run and Bralin Ware added a 59-yard touchdown run. The Brahmans played well on defense with tackles for loss by Isaias Williams and Kayden Warrior. Ziryn Flores had two tackles in the back eld. Brahmans blank Mustangs in senior youth grid contest Agri-Civic Center open to public for exercisingUnless an event is taking place, the Okeechobee County Agri-Civic Center grounds are open to area residents for exercise activities such as walking, running, and bike riding on a daily basis. The gate on State Road 70 is open from 7 a.m. until dusk for residents to access the roads and parking lots within the facility. While the county encourages area residents to take advantage of the opportunity to use the facility grounds for exercise, the staff asked everyone to help keep the facility clean by not littering.Chamber Couponing ClassThe Chamber of Commerce of Okeechobee County presents Brittany Ramos, author of ThePrudentPatron.com who will teach this two-hour Grocery Coupon Workshop. Attendees will leave with a better understanding of how to shop with coupons using strategic couponing and menu planning techniques and achieve savings of 50% or more! Topics discussed in the workshop include the following areas: Realistic Couponing, See exactly how coupons work, how you can use them to save at least 50% on your groceries, understand your stores’ policies, and keep all those awesome coupons organized! Strategic Grocery Shopping. Learn how to avoid common marketing traps at the grocery store, and shop smarter! Meal Planning Made Simple. Get practical help with how to plan out your menu to save the most money while providing healthy meals for your family! You will receive a workbook to take lots of valuable notes during the workshop. So come prepared to learn, discuss and connect with others who are excited about saving money too! Class will be held Wednesday, Nov. 13 Please remember to register with the Chamber of Commerce of Okeechobee County, at 863-467-6246 or go to our web site www.okeechobeebusiness.com. There will be a $5 fee that you will be able to pay right online when you register.

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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 *. Garage/ Yard SalesWe Buy Estates Antiques, Collectibles, Household, Tools, Jewelry and etc. Call 863-697-8906 YARD SALE Friday & Sat. 25th & 26th 9:00am-? 303 NE 8th Ave All household items, furniture, tools,clothes, too much to mention. Everything must go! Need a few more bucks to purchase something deer? Pick up some extra bucks when you sell your used items in the classifeids. Time to clean out the attic, basement and/or garage? Advertise your yard sale in the classifieds and make your clean up a breeze! 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 Drivers: $5,000 Sign-On Bonus! Great Pay! Consistent Freight, Great Miles on this Regional Account. Werner Enterprises: 1-888-567-4854Pine Creek Sporting Club Hiring for housekeeping position. Only exp. need to apply. Apply in person @ 23721 NE 48th Ave. Employment Part TimeFWC Seeking Part Time-As Needed Maintenance & Repairman. General mechanical & building experience necessary Experience with airboats & outboards necessary. Welding experience desired. Flexible Work Schedule: weekends, evenings OK $15/hr Send contact info and job related skills & experience to: SNAP@MYFWC.COM Subject Line: REPAIRMAN Reading a newspaper helps you understand the world around you. No wonder newspaper readers are more successful people! Employment Full Time Business Opportunities NOTICEIndependent Newspapers will never accept any advertisement that is illegal or considered fraudulent. In all cases of questionable value, such as promises of guaranteed income from work-athome programs if it sounds too good to be true, chances are that it is. If you have questions or doubts about any ad on these pages, we advise that before responding or sending money ahead of time, you 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. One mans trash is another mans treasure. Turn your trash to treasure with an ad in the classifieds. Business Opportunities Business Opportunities NeedEXTRA MONEY?107 SW 17th St • Suite DInquire Within NO PHONE CALLS 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/Supplies SUNCOAST GUN SHOWOctober 26th & 27thSaturday 9 am -5 pm & Sunday 10 am 4 pm HAVERT L. FENN CENTER2000 Virginia Ave., Ft. Pierce, FLBUY • SELL • TRADECONCEALED WEAPON CLASS $49Daily 10 a.m. & 2 p.m.suncoastgunshows.com Call 772-462-1521 for info. Pets/SuppliesYORKIE PUP AKC/reg Up to date on shots. $550. Call (772) 464-1471 How fast can your car go? It can go even faster when you sell it in the classifieds. The classifieds are the most successful salesperson in town. 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 Guns/Supplies Shop here first! The classified ads ApartmentsBASSWOOD 2BR, 2BA, laundry rm w/hookups, freshly painted. $675 mo. 1st & sec. of $500. Home Realty Services LLC. Ask for Diane 863-801-4498. ApartmentsNW OKEE: 2 BR Apts available on quiet street. Pets welcome. $550mo, and $650mo. 1st, last & $500 sec. 561-346-1642. OKEE2/1 Newly updated 12 miles N.E. o f town center. Lawn, pest, trash and water included $ 498.00 mo. Call for details. Mon Fri. No Pets 863-467-9800. OKEECHOBEE 1/1, in Quiet country setting on water, clean, furnished, cable, elec, satellite incld. $600/mo plus sec (863)467-1950 Commercial PropertyOKEECHOBEE Commercial Bay for lease. 1000 sq. ft. Great visible location, downtown on SW 2nd Ave. $550 month + Sec. 863-763-4414. 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 Rent3bd/2ba Very Clean,all utilities, cable and lawn paid. 1yr Lease located in Lakeport Fl. Furnished $1,250.00 per month screened deck, 1.5 acre lot,1st & last plus deposit,No pets 573-718-8074 or 573-718-3624 AFFORDABLE new house Large 3BR, 2 BA, Large yard. Bring pets. Available for monthly rental. $950 mo. Call (561)723-2226 17 Okeechobee News October 23, 2013 Reading a newspaper helps you plan your time wisely.No wonder newspaper readers enjoy life more!

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Houses Rent A FFORDABLE new house 3BR, 2BA, full size 2 car gar. 2200 sq. ft., full appliances w/dishwasher, lg. M/BR with walk-in closet, 4 person Jacuzzi tub, 300 sq. ft. Italian tile walkin shower, lg. kit. w/cent. island bar, $1395/mo. 1st, last & sec. Call (561)723-2226 Kings Bay 3br./2ba. Includes lawn service, pool and all appliances. $975 month plus Sec. Dep. 863-634-0663. OKEECHOBEE 3BR/ 1BA Duplex, W/D hookup, central a/c & heat. $625 mo. + $500 sec. (863)763-4414. OKEECHOBEE 3BR, 2BA, 2 acres, FR, LR, 2 porches, detached gar. & carport, lg. Oaks. 1st, last sec. Refs. $1200/mo. (561) 346-4692 ON RIM CANAL Freshly redone, 3BR, 2.5 BA, garage, boat dock. $850/mo. water incl. Call 772-359-1640. Office Space RentOFFICE SUITES AVAILABLE 500 SQ. FT. Move-in Incentive, Rent Negotiable. (863)467-0651 Rental NeededWANTED TO RENT 3BR HOUSE IN OKEECHOBEE CALL 863-824-2242 Commercial Property SaleOKEECHOBEE 25x25 Steel Bldg. 12 ft roll up door. 1 back dr., 3 windows. 130 mi hurricane approved. $3500. Call 954-260-1933. 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 Kissimmee River 2 Bedroom 2 Bath MH located on an acre of land on the Kissimmee River in River Acres. $84,500.00. Call 954-931-3732 for more info. Land Sale75 Acres, 5 minutes from Wal-mart, $320,000.00 Contact for more info 561-307-9330 Mobile Home RentBUCKHEAD RIDGE 2bd/2ba Dble Wide, central air, yearly lease. $500 mo. plus sec. No pets. Call 863-763-4031 On Canal 3br. Large Florida rm, glassed in porch. Covered boat slip. Easy access to lake. No pets. $700 month, 1st & Sec. Dep. 863-467-0323. Campers/RVsWanted all Travel Trailers, Motor Homes and Fifth Wheels. Any Condition, Cash paid on the spot Call 941-347-7171 MotorcyclesHARLEY 2000 SUPER DYNA GLIDE SPORT 32,000 MI. $6,450 CALL 863-357-0224 Automobiles2007 BUICK RENDEZVOUS KELLY BLUE BOOK $8,700, ASKING $8,000, HAS 80,000 MILES. CALL 812-221-0754 MERCURY GRAND MARQUIS 2002 LEATHER, NEW TIRES, NEW BATTERY, ONLY 43,000 MILES, GREAT SHAPE $4,450. 863-357-0224 Autos WantedCASH FOR CARS No Title Needed, Any Condition. 268junk.com Located in Okeechobee Call (863)268-5865 When doing those chores is doing you in, its time to look for a helper in the classifieds. Looking for a place to hang your hat? Look no further than the classifieds. Public NoticePUBLIC NOTICE A public auction will be held at YOUR 1 STOP AUTO SHOP, INC. Lot at 521 East Haiti Avenue, Clewiston, Florida 33440 on Wednesday the 6th of November from 10:00-11:00 A.M. Pursuant to Florida statute 713.78 for unpaid towing and storage. Year, Make, Model & Vin’s as follows: 2002 Nissan VIN 3NICB51D22L601408 Terms of sale are cash, and no checks will be accepted. The seller reserves the right of nal bid. All sales are nal. No refunds will be made. Said automobiles will be sold in “AS IS “ with no guarantees. 455335 ON 10/23/2013 OKEECHOBEE COUNTY Bid No. 2013-17 FACILITIES MAINTENANCE FINISH MOWER 15’ Flex-Wing Finish Mower INVITATION TO BID Sealed BIDS will be received by Okeechobee County Board of County Commissioners at the Okeechobee County Historic Courthouse, 304 NW 2nd Street, Room 222, Okeechobee, FL 34972 until 3:00 p.m. on November 6, 2013. They will be publicly opened by the County Clerk or designee and read aloud. Any BIDS received after the time speci ed will not be accepted.The Equipment BIDS shall be based on the following speci cations :One (1) Bush Hog TD 1500, 15’ ex-wing nish mower, or equal, consisting of: 1. Three (3) individual decks, cutting heights of 1-1/2 to 4-1/2 inches 2. Transport width of 8 feet or less 3. Pull Type clevis hitch 4. 540 RPM Gearbox 5. Driveline-Cat. IV 80 degree CV (main), Cat. III (wing) 6. Wing Flex 30 degrees up to 10 degrees down 7. Minimum 7 gauge steel deck construction 8. Anti-scalp front roller each deck 9. Parking jack 10. Rear discharge with chains 11. Assembled, delivered and ready to mow 12. Set of owners and operators manuals If in the opinion of the bidder, inconsistencies appear to exist in the speci cations, it is the bidder’s responsibility to seek clari cation from Okeechobee County. Any questions pertaining to the Speci cations shall be addressed to Tony Ard, Assistant Facilities Services Director in writing no later than ve (5) days prior to the bid at tard@co.okeechobee. .us or Fax at 863-467-6184 Additionally, it is incumbent upon all bidders to conduct a personal investigation as to requirements of the County. The Board of County Commissioners has the right to accept or reject any or all bids. Bids must be submitted in a sealed envelope and MUST be marked: “BID FACILITIES MAINTENANCE FINISH MOWER, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY BID NO. 2013-17”. You are encouraged to review Okeechobee County’s Procurement Policy prior to submission of your bid. The Procurement Policy is available in the County Administrator’s of ce or on the County’s website at: http://co.okeechobee. .usfcdocuments. Please note that the Procurement Policy has a local vendor preference. If you have questions regarding the Procurement Policy, please contact the person designated in the bid documents. Okeechobee County accepts no responsibility for any expense related to preparation or delivery of proposals. The Owner reserves the right to reject any or all Bids accept Bids in any order or combination, accept or reject portions of Bids, make modi cations to the work after bidding, and waive any formality in the Bids if they deem it in their best interest to do so. No bidder may withdraw their bid for a period of thirty (30) days after the date set for opening of bids. Sharon Robertson, Clerk of Court Frank Irby, Chairman Okeechobee County, FL Board of County Commissioners Okeechobee County, FL 455300 ON 10/23/2013 Public Notice Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.: 2009 CA 000514 JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION Plaintiff, VS. MISLEYDYS EXPOSITO, et al Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Summary Final Judgment of foreclosure dated September 25, 2013 and entered in Case No. 2009 CA 000514 of the Circuit Court of the NINETEENTH Judicial Circuit in and for OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, Florida, wherein JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, is Plaintiff, and MISLEYDYS EXPOSITO, et al are Defendants, the clerk will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash, beginning at 11:00 a.m. at the OKEECHOBEE County Judicial Center, Second Floor, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, FL 34972, in accordance with Chapter 45, Florida Statutes, on the 13th day of November, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Summary Final Judgment, to wit: Lot 5, Block 5, COUNTRY HILLS ESTATES, according to the Plat thereof, recorded in Plat Book 4, Page 97, of the Public Records of Okeechobee County, Florida. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus funds from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must le a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated at Okeechobee, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, Florida, this 26th day of September, 2013. SHARON ROBERTSON Clerk of said Circuit Court BY: Sandra L. Creech As Deputy Clerk JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION c/o Phelan Hallinan, PLC Attorneys for Plaintiff 2727 West Cypress Creek Road Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33309 954-462-7000 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 seven (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. 454333 ON 10/16,23/2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA Case No. 2010CA535 U.S. BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE UNDER THE POOLING AND SERVICING AGREEMENT DATED AS OF AUGUST 1, 2006, GSAMP TRUST 2006-HE5, MORTGAGE PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2006-HE5 Plaintiff Vs. MICHELE COLEMAN; DAVID COLEMAN SR.; ET AL Defendants NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that, in accordance with the Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated September 9, 2013 and entered in Case No. 2010CA535, of the Circuit Court of the Nineteenth Judicial Circuit in and for Okeechobee County, Florida. U.S. BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE UNDER THE POOLING AND SERVICING AGREEMENT DATED AS OF AUGUST 1, 2006, GSAMP TRUST 2006-HE5, MORTGAGE PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2006HES, Plaintiff and MICHELE COLEMAN; DAVID COLEMAN SR.; ET AL, are defendants. The Clerk of the Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 2nd Floor, Jury Assembly Room, 312, North West 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 34972 SALE BEGINNING 11:00AM ON THE PRESCRIBED DATE this November 13, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: LOT 213, 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 AS DESCRIBED IN MORTGAGE BOOK 604 PAGE 1055 Property Address: 911 Se 14th Court, Okeechobee, FL 34974 A 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 CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT BY: Sandra L. Creech As Deputy Clerk This notice is provided pursuant to Administrative Order No.2.065. 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 seven (7) days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than seven (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 452945 ON 10/16,23/2013 Public Notice Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION Case #: 2012-CA-000194 Wells Fargo Bank, NA Plaintiff, -VS.James Tommie and Esther Tommie, Husband and Wife; 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 October 1, 2013, entered in Civil Case No. 2012-CA-000194 of the Circuit Court of the 19th Judicial Circuit in and for Okeechobee County, Florida, wherein Wells Fargo Bank, NA, Plaintiff and James Tommie and Esther Tommie, Husband and Wife 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 November 6, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to-wit: LOT 1, ECHO ESTATES, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 5, PAGE 46, 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. 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 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 de habla, llame al 711. KREYOL: Si ou se yon moun ki kokobe ki bezwen asistans ou aparey pou ou ka patisipe nan prosedu sa-a, ou gen dwa san ou pa bezwen peye anyen pou ou jwen on seri de ed. Tanpri kontakte Corrie Johnson, Co-ordinator ADA, 250 NW Country Club Drive, suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 O’mwen 7 jou avan ke ou gen pou-ou paret nan tribunal, ou imediatman ke ou resevwa avis sa-a ou si le ke ou gen pou-ou ale nan tribunal-la mwens ke 7 jou; Si ou pa ka tande ou pale byen, rele 711. Sharon Robertson CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT Okeechobee County, Florida BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk of Court ATTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF: SHAPIRO, FISHMAN & GACHE, LLP 2424 North Federal Highway, Suite 360 Boca Raton, Florida 33431 (561) 998-6700 (561) 998-6707 454330 ON 10/16,23/2013 IN THE CIRCUIT CIVIL COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY CIVIL DIVISION Case No. 47-2013-CA-000015 WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A. Plaintiff, vs. CARLON D. LAMBERT A/K/A CARLON LAMBERT, VIVIAN A. LAMBERT A/K/A VIVIAN LAMBERT 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 October 1, 2013, in the Circuit Court of Okeechobee County, Florida, I will sell the property situated in Okeechobee County, Florida described as: SOUTH 1/2 OF TRACT 32, SECTION 23, TOWNSHIP 34 SOUTH, RANGE 33 EAST, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 4, PAGES 3A-D, INCLUSIVE OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. TOGETHER WITH THAT CERTAIN 2003 PALM HARBOR MOBILE HOME, VIN(S) PH0914036AFL & PH0914036BFL and Title# 0087649375 & 0087649412. and commonly known as: 16207 NW 272ND AVENUE, OKEECHOBEE, FL 34972; including the building, appurtenances, and xtures located therein, at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash, Sales are held in the Jury Assembly Room, 2nd Floor, Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida, on November 13, 2013 at 11am. Public Notice 18 Okeechobee News October 23, 2013 Any persons claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must le a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated this 3rd day of October, 2013. SHARON ROBERTSON Clerk of the Circuit Court By: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk Tony A. Perez (813) 229-0900 x1269 Kass Shuler, P.A. P.O. Box 800 Tampa, FL 33601-0800 ForeclosureService@kasslaw.com 454337 ON 10/16,23/2013 READING A NEWSPAPER...makes you a more informed and interesting person. No wonder readers are more successful! IN THE CIRCUIT CIVIL COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY CIVIL DIVISION Case No. 47-2012-CA-000344 BRANCH BANKING AND TRUST Plaintiff, vs. PHILLIP P. WHITE A/K/A PHILLIP PAUL WHITE, JACKIE S. LEWIS A/K/A JACKIE WHITE A/K/A JACKIE SUE LEWIS, MIDFLORIDA FEDERAL CREDIT UNION, 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 October 1, 2013, in the Circuit Court of Okeechobee County, Florida, I will sell the property situated in Okeechobee County, Florida described as: LOT 8, BLOCK 4, DIXIE RANCH ESTATES, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 33, PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. and commonly known as: 7684 NW 83RD CT, OKEECHOBEE FL 34972; including the building, appurtenances, and xtures located therein, at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash, Sales are held in the Jury Assembly Room, 2nd Floor, Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida, on November 13, 2013 at 11am. Any persons claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must le a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated this 3rd day of October, 2013. SHARON ROBERTSON Clerk of the Circuit Court BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk Tony A. Perez (813) 229-0900 x1269 Kass Shuler, P.A. P.O. Box 800 Tampa, FL 33601-0800 ForeclosureService@kasslaw.com 454338 ON 10/16,23/2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO: 2013-CP-120 IN RE: ESTATE OF DEBORAH JEAN HUNTLEY, Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS TO ALL PERSONS HAVING CLAIMS OR DEMANDS AGAINST THE ABOVE ESTATE: The administration of the Estate o f Deborah Jean Huntley, deceased, File No. 2013 CP 120 is pending in the Circuit Court for Okeechobee County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 312 NW 3rd St., Okeechobee, FL 34972. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representative’s attorney are set forth below. ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE NOTIFIED THAT: All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against the decedent’s estate on whom a copy of this notice is served within three months after the date of the rst publication of this notice must le their claims with this Court WITHIN THE LATER OF THREE MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and persons having claims or demands against the estate of the decedent must le their claims with this Court WITHIN THREE MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS AND DEMANDS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVE R BARRED. The date of the rst publication o f this Notice is October 16th, 2013. Jennifer Williams Personal Representative 401 Country Meadow Drive Mans eld, TX 76063 Miller Williams, Esquire Florida Bar No. 0772143 WILLIAMS & WILLIAMS Post Of ce Box 3626 Orlando, FL 32802 (407) 648-4333 Attorney for Personal Representative 454819 ON 10/16,23/2013 Earn some extra cash. Sell your used items in the classifieds Time to clean out the attic, basement and/or garage? Advertise your yard sale in the classifieds and make your clean u p a breeze!

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Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 2012-CA-000218 WELLS FARGO BANK, NA, Plaintiff, VS. MAUREEN C. MILLER; MICHAEL E. MILLER; et al., Defendant(s). NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that sale will be made pursuant to an Order or Final Judgment. Final Judgment was awarded on October 1, 2013, in Civil Case No. 2012-CA-000218, of the Circuit Court of the NINETEENTH Judicial Circuit in and for OKEECHOBEE County, Florida, wherein, WELLS FARGO BANK, NA is the Plaintiff, and MAUREEN C. MILLER; MICHAEL E. MILLER; SUNTRUST BANK; 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 are Defendants. The clerk of the court will sell to the highest bidder for cash at 11:00 AM on November 13, 2013 in the Jury Assembly Room on the 2nd oor at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center located at 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 34972, the following described real property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: A PARCEL OF LAND LYING IN SECTION 33, TOWNSHIP 35 SOUTH, RANGE 35 EAST, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCE AT THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF SAID SECTION 33, SAID CORNER BEING A POINT ON THE CENTERLINE OF N.W. 160TH STREET, AKA C.R. 68 WEST (HAVING A 100’ WIDE RIGHT OF WAY), THENCE SOUTH 01 DEGREES 27’ 24” WEST ALONG THE WEST LINE OF SAID SECTION 33, A DISTANCE OF 50.00 FEET TO THE SOUTH RIGHT OF WAY LINE OF SAID N.W. 160TH STREET; THENCE NORTH 89 DEGREES 34’ 54” EAST ALONG SAID RIGHT OF WAY LINE, A DISTANCE OF 1166.86 FEET TO THE EAST RIGHT OF WAY LINE OF N.W. 12TH TERRACE (HAVING A 50’ WIDE RIGHT OF WAY); THENCE SOUTH 01 DEGREES 36’ 26” WEST ALONG SAID EAST RIGHT OF WAY LINE, A DISTANCE OF 611.00 FEET FOR THE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE NORTH 89 DEGREES 34’ 54” EAST, PARALLEL WITH AFORESAID SOUTH RIGHT OF WAY LINE OF N.W. 160TH STREET, A DISTANCE OF 909.51 FEET; THENCE NORTH 01 DEGREES 45’ 43” EAST, A DISTANCE OF 34.97 FEET; THENCE NORTH 89 DEGREES 34’ 54” EAST, A DISTANCE OF 208.71 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 01 DEGREES 45’ 43” WEST, A DISTANCE OF 359.15 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 89 DEGREES 34’ 54” WEST, A DISTANCE OF 1117.34 FEET TO THE AFORESAID EAST RIGHT OF WAY LINE OF N.W. 12TH TERRACE; THENCE NORTH 01 DEGREES 36’ 26” EAST ALONG SAID EAST RIGHT OF WAY LINE, A DISTANCE OF 324.15 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. WITNESS my hand and the seal of the court on October 3, 2013. SHARON ROBERTSON CLERK OF THE COURT BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk Aldridge/Connors, LLP, Attorney for Plaintiff(s) 7000 West Palmetto Park Rd., Suite 307 Boca Raton, FL 33433 Phone: 561.392.6391 Fax: 561.392.6965If 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. 454331 ON 10/16,23/2013 Public Notice Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION Case #: 2009 CA 000751 BAC Home Loans Servicing, L.P. f/k/a Countrywide Home Loans Servicing L.P. Plaintiff, -VS.Andrew James Galletto and Sandra Elaine Galletto, Husband and Wife; Unknown Parties in Possession #1; 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 to Reschedule dated September 23, 2013, entered in Civil Case No. 2009 CA 000751 of the Circuit Court of the 19th Judicial Circuit in and for Okeechobee County, Florida, wherein BAC Home Loans Servicing, L.P. f/k/a Countrywide Home Loans Servicing L.P., Plaintiff and Andrew James Galletto and Sandra Elaine Galletto, Husband and Wife 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 November 13, 2013 the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to-wit: LOT 8, OF BLOCK 2, DIXIE RANCH ESTATES, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 33, 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. 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 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 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 part 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. Signed this 26th day of September, 2013. Sharon Robertson CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT Okeechobee County, Florida BY: 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 454334 ON 10/16,23/2013 Public Notice Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION Case #: 2009 CA 000287 Nationstar Mortgage LLC Plaintiff, -VS.Rubin Thomas; Unknown Parties in Possession #1; 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 October 1, 2013, entered in Civil Case No. 2009 CA 000287 of the Circuit Court of the 19th Judicial Circuit in and for Okeechobee County, Florida, wherein Nationstar Mortgage LLC, Plaintiff and Rubin Thomas 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 November 13, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to-wit: THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED LOT, PIECE OR PARCEL OF LAND, SITUATE, LYING AND BEING IN THE COUNTY OF OKEECHOBEE, STATE OF FLORIDA, TO WIT: PLAT OF A SURVEY OF THE WEST 1/2 OF LOT “D” OF TRACT 27 OF AN UNRECORDED PLAT OF STARNES SUBDIVISION, LOT “D”, BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCING AT THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF SECTION 15, TOWNSHIP 37 SOUTH, RANGE 36 EAST, RUN THENCE SOUTH ALONG THE WEST BOUNDARY OF SAID SECTION 15 FOR A DISTANCE OF 2970.0 FEET TO A POINT; THENCE RUN DUE EAST FOR A DISTANCE OF 648.45 FEET FOR THE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE CONTINUE EAST FOR A DISTANCE OF 165.0 FEET; THENCE RUN NORTH 00 DEGREES 32 MINUTES 15 SECONDS WEST FOR A DISTANCE OF 264.0 FEET; THENCE RUN DUE WEST FOR A DISTANCE OF 165.0 FEET; THENCE RUN SOUTH 00 DEGREES 32 MINUTES 15 SECONDS EAST FOR A DISTANCE OF 264.0 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 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 part nan tribunal, ou imediatman ke ou resevwa avis sa-a ou si l ke ou gen pou-ou ale nan tribunal-la mwens ke 7 jou; Si ou pa ka tande ou pale byen, rele 711. Sharon Robertson CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT Okeechobee County, Florida BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk of Court ATTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF: SHAPIRO, FISHMAN & GACHE, LLP 2424 North Federal Highway, Suite 360, Boca Raton, Florida 33431 (561) 998-6700 (561) 998-6707 454339 ON 10/16,23/2013 Public Notice Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA Case No. 2012-CA-000255 BANK OF AMERICA, N.A. Plaintiff Vs. ESTATE OF MARTHA HAWTHORNE A/K/A MARTHA ANN HAWTHORNE, C/O DESTIE L. HAWTHORNE; DESTIE L. HAWTHORNE, INDIVIDUALLY AND AS PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE OF THE ESTATE OF MARTHA HAWTHORNE A/K/A MARTHA ANN HAWTHORNE; RONALD LEE HAWTHORNE, INDIVIDUALLY AND AS KNOWN HEIR OF MARTHA HAWTHORNE A/K/A MARTHA ANN HAWTHORNE AND CHARLES E. HAWTHORNE; ET AL Defendants NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that, in accordance with the Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated October 1, 2013, and entered in Case No. 2012CA-000255, of the Circuit Court of the Nineteenth Judicial Circuit in and for Okeechobee County, Florida. BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., Plaintiff and ESTATE OF MARTHA HAWTHORNE A/K/A MARTHA ANN HAWTHORNE, C/O DESTIE L. HAWTHORNE; DESTIE L. HAWTHORNE, INDIVIDUALLY AND AS PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE OF THE ESTATE OF MARTHA HAWTHORNE A/K/A MARTHA ANN HAWTHORNE; RONALD LEE HAWTHORNE, INDIVIDUALLY AND AS KNOWN HEIR OF MARTHA HAWTHORNE A/K/A MARTHA ANN HAWTHORNE AND CHARLES E. HAWTHORNE; ET AL, are defendants. The Clerk of the Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 312 North West 3rd Street, second oor, Jury Assembly Room, Okeechobee, Florida, SALE BEGINNING AT 11:00 AM the 13th day of November, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: PART OF THE SE 1/4 OF SECTION 30, AND PART OF THE SW 1/4 OF SECTION 29, TOWNSHIP 35 SOUTH, RANGE 35 EAST, MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: FROM THE SE CORNER OF SAID SECTION 30, RUN NORTH ALONG THE EAST LINE OF SAID 30 A DISTANCE OF 192.27 FEET TO THE NORTH RIGHTOF-WAY LINE OF STATE ROAD S-68; THENCE RUN SOUTH 81 DEGREES 51’41” EAST ALONG SAID NORTH RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE A DISTANCE OF 1.01 FEET; THENCE RUN NORTH 0 DEGREES 50’49” WEST A DISTANCE OF 1950.13 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE RUN SOUTH 89 DEGREES 09’11” WEST A DISTANCE OF 330.00 FEET; THENCE RUN NORTH 0 DEGREES 50’49” WEST A DISTANCE OF 205.00 FEET; THENCE RUN NORTH 89 DEGREES 09’11” EAST A DISTANCE OF 330.00 FEET; THENCE RUN SOUTH 0 50’49” EAST A DISTANCE OF 205.00 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. ALSO DESCRIBED AS THE SOUTH 205.00 FEET OF LOT 3 OF AN UNRECORDED PLAT OF ROBERT B. EDWARDS SUBDIVISION, ACCORDING TO A SURVEY BY LEON WILLIS, REGISTERED SURVEYOR, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA Property Address: 16615 Northwest 32nd Avenue, Okeechobee, FL 34972 A 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 7th day of OCTOBER 2013. SHARON ROBERTSON CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT BY: Sandra L. Creech As Deputy Clerk This notice is provided pursuant to Administrative Order No.2.065. 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 seven (7) days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than seven (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 0 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 Udren Law Of ces 2101 West Commercial Blvd., Suite 5000 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309 Telephone: (954) 378-1757 Telefacsimile: (954) 378-1758 454439 ON 10/16,23/2013 Public Notice 19 Okeechobee News October 23, 2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File Number: 13-135 CP IN RE: ESTATE OF ARTHUR GOLDSTEIN, Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of A rthur Goldstein deceased, whose date of death was September 13, 2013, is pending in the Circuit Court for Okeechobee County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 34972. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representative’s attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent’s estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must le their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE T IME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER T HE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent’s estate must le their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN T HE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT’S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of rst publication of this Notice is October 16th, 2013. ALAN LYN GOLDSTEIN Personal Representative Post Of ce Box 1431 Okeechobee, Florida 34973 MARGARET E. WOOD, Esquire A ttorney for Personal Representative Florida Bar No: 14071McCARTHY, SUMMERS, BOBKO, WOOD,NORMAN, BASS & MELBY, P.A. 2400 S.E. Federal Highway, 4th Floor Stuart, Florida 34994 T elephone: (772) 286-1700 Primary Email: Sjw@mccarthysummers.com Secondary Email: IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 19TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 2012CA353 THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON F/K/A THE BANK OF NEW YORK, AS TRUSTEE FOR CWABS, INC., ASSET BACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2006 9, Plaintiff, VS. Michael Ferrer and Unknown Spouse of Michael Ferrer, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated October 1, 2013, and entered in Case No. 2012CA353 of the Circuit Court of the 19th Judicial Circuit in and for Okeechobee County, Florida, wherein THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON F/K/A THE BANK OF NEW YORK, AS TRUSTEE FOR CWABS, INC., ASSET BACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2006 9, is the Plaintiff, and Michael Ferrer and Unknown Spouse of Michael Ferrer are Defendants, the Clerk of the Circuit Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in the Jury Assembly room, 2nd Floor, of the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, located at 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, FL 34972, at 11:00 o’clock on the 13th day of November, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Summary Final Judgment, to wit: Lot 253, Indian Hammock Hunt and Riding Club, according to the plat thereof, recorded in Plat Book 4, Pages 25 through 69, of the Public Records of Okeechobee County, Florida. Street Address: Unit 253, 32801 Hwy 441 North Okeechobee, Florida 34972. and all xtures and personal property located therein or thereon, which are included as security in Plaintiff’s mortgage. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus funds from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must le a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated at Okeechobee, Okeechobee IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 19TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. CASE No. 47-2011-CA-000352 JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION Plaintiff, vs. MALONE, GERALD C., et al. Defendants. RE-NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order or Final Judgment entered in Case No. 47-2011CA-000352 of the Circuit Court of the 19TH Judicial Circuit in and for OKEECHOBEE County, Florida, wherein, JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, is Plaintiff, and, MALONE, GERALD C., et al., are Defendants, I will sell to the highest bidder for cash at, THE OKEECHOBEE COUNTY JUDICIAL CENTER, 312 NW 3RD STREET, 2ND FLOOR, JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM, OKEECHOBEE, FLORIDA, at the hour of 11:00am, on the 13TH day of NOVEMBER, 2013, the following described property: LOT 18, WINTA PARK, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 4, PAGE 1 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must le a claim within 60 days after the sale. DATED this 2nd day of August, 2013. SHARON ROBERTSON Clerk Circuit Court BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk IMPORTANT If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to p artici p ate IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA, CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 47-2012-CA-000318 BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., Plaintiff vs. TERRY LYNN SHATZER A/K/A TERRY LYNN SHAZTER A/K/A TERRY LYNN, et al. Defendant(s) NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure or Order dated August 7, 2013, entered in Civil Case Number 47-2012-CA-000318, in the Circuit Court for Okeechobee County, Florida, wherein BANK OF AMERICA, N.A. is the Plaintiff, and TERRY LYNN SHATZER A/K/A TERRY LYNN SHAZTER A/K/A TERRY LYNN, et al., are the Defendants, I will sell the property situated in Okeechobee County, Florida, described as: LOT(S) 3, BLOCK 12, OAK PARK SUBDIVISION, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF ON FILE IN THE OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA, RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 3. SAID LANDS SITUATE, LYING AND BEING IN OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash, in the Jury Assembly Room, Second Floor, Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 312 N.W. Third Street, Okeechobee, FL 34972 at 11:00 AM, on the 13th day of November, 2013. Any person Mew@mccarthysummers.com Tertiary Email: Tlc@mccarthysummers.com 454776 ON 10/16,23/2013 County, Florida, this 3rd day of October, 2013. Sharon Robertson Clerk of said Circuit Court BY: Sandra L. Creech As Deputy Clerk Clar eld, Okon, Salomone, & Pincus, P.L. Attorney for Plaintiff 500 S. Australian Avenue, Suite 730 West Palm Beach, FL 33406 (561) 713-1400 454342 ON 10/16,23/2013 in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the Clerk of the Court’s disability coordinator atCORRIE JOHNSON, ADA COORDINATOR, 250 NW COUNTRY CLUB DRIVE, SUITE 217, PORT SAINT LUCIE, FL 34986, 772-807-4370 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. 450268 ON 10/16,23/2013 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: August 8, 2013. SHARON ROBERTSON Okeechobee County Clerk of Court BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk 450880 ON 10/16,23/2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDACase No. 47-2012-CA-000214 WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A.; Plaintiff vs. VENTURA HERNANDEZ, ET AL.; Defendants NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that, in accordance with the Default Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated OCTOBER 1, 2013 entered in Civil Case No. 47-2012-CA-000214 of the Circuit Court of the NINETEENTH Judicial Circuit in and for Okeechobee County, Florida, wherein Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., Plaintiff and VENTURA HERNANDEZ, RAUL RUIZ, Et Al; are defendant(s). The Clerk will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash, at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, second oor, 312 North West 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 34972, IN ACCORDANCE WITH CHAPTER 45, FLORIDA STATUTES, AT 11:00 AM NOVEMBER 13, 2013 the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to-wit: THE SOUTH 145 FEET OF LOT 27, WHISPERING PINES, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF ON FILE IN THE OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA, RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 25. TOGETHER WITH A DOUBLE WIDE MOBILE HOME, TITLE #’S 16118255 AND 16118256 AND V1N #’S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 47-2011-CA-000221 BANK OF AMERICA, N.A. Plaintiff(s), VS. COLLEEN DAVIS, et al., Defendant(s) NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated August 12, 2013, and entered in Case No. 47-2011-CA-000221 of GDOCFL46784993A AND GDOCFL46784993B. Property Address: 3690 NW 4TH AVE., OKEECHOBEE, FL 34972-1752 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, this 10th day of October 2013. SHARON ROBERTSON CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk ATTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF: Marinosci Law Group, P.C. 100 West Cypress Creek Road, Suite 1045 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309 Phone: (954) 644-8704 454645 ON 10/23,30/2013 the Circuit Court of the 19TH Judicial Circuit in and for OKEECHOBEE County, Florida, wherein BANK OF AMERICA, N.A. is the Plaintiff and COLLEEN DAVIS AND DAVID DAVIS, the Defendants, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, second oor, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, at 11:00 a.m. on the 13th day of November, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Order of Final Judgment, to wit: Parcel 8, Bridlewood Ranches, According to the Plat thereof, as Recorded in Plat Book 7, Page 34, 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. DATED at OKEECHOBEE County, Florida, this 26th day of September, 2013. SHARON ROBERTSON, Clerk OKEECHOBEE County, Florida 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; i f you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. 453935 ON 10/16,23/2013 READING A NEWSPAPER...leads you to the best products and services.

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Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO. 47-2012-CA-000133 PNC BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, Plaintiff, VS. LAURA S. JONES, et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN Pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated August 9, 2013, and entered in Case No. 47-2012-CA-000133 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 Laura S. Jones, Victor A. Jones, 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 13th day of November 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment of Foreclosure: PARCEL I A NEW PARCEL OF LAND, CREATED FROM A 100 ACRE PARCEL DESCRIBED IN OFFICIAL RECORDS BOOK 124, PAGE 463, AND BEING MORE PARTICULARLY BOUNDED AND DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCING AT THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF SECTION 20, TOWNSHIP 37 SOUTH, RANGE 36 EAST, THENCE BEAR SOUTH 00 DEGREES 04 MINUTES 40 SECONDS EAST ALONG THE EAST LINE OF SAID SECTION 20 FOR A DISTANCE OF 612.63 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE CONTINUE SOUTH 00 DEGREES 04 MINUTES 40 SECONDS EAST ALONG SAID EAST LINE OF SECTION 20 FOR A DISTANCE OF 690.00 FEET TO THE SOUTH LINE OF THE EAST 100 ACRES OF THE NORTH 1302.63 FEET OF THE NORTH ONE-HALF OF SAID SECTION 20, AS DESCRIBED IN OFFICIAL RECORDS BOOK 124, PAGE 463, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA; THENCE BEAR NORTH 89 DEGREES 20 MINUTES 30 SECONDS WEST ALONG SAID SOUTH LINE A DISTANCE OF 594.38 FEET TO A POINT; THENCE BEAR NORTH 00 DEGREES 04 MINUTES 40 SECONDS WEST, PARALLEL WITH THE SAID EAST LINE OF SECTION 20, FOR A DISTANCE OF 690.00 FEET TO A POINT; THENCE BEAR SOUTH 89 DEGREES 20 MINUTES 30 SECONDS EAST, PARALLEL WITH SAID SOUTH LINE OF THE EAST 100 ACRES OF THE NORTH 1302.63 FEET OF THE NORTH ONE-HALF OF SAID SECTION 20, FOR A DISTANCE OF 594.38 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. TOGETHER WITH AND SUBJECT TO A 110 FEET WIDE EASEMENT FOR INGRESS AND EGRESS ALONG AN EXISTING 110 FEET WIDE EASEMENT FOR ELECTRIC TRANSMISSION LINE, (RUNNING ALONG AND PARALLEL TO THE SOUTH LINE OF SAID OFFICIAL RECORDS BOOK 124, PAGE 463), AS RECORDED AND DESCRIBED IN OFFICIAL RECORDS BOOK 250, PAGE 393, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. AND PARCEL II A NEW PARCEL OF LAND, CREATED FROM A 100 ACRE PARCEL DESCRIBED IN OFFICIAL RECORDS BOOK 124, PAGE 463, AND BEING MORE PARTICULARLY BOUNDED AND DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCING AT THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF SECTION 20, TOWNSHIP 37 SOUTH, RANGE 36 EAST, THENCE BEAR SOUTH 00 DEGREES 04 MINUTES 00 SECONDS EAST ALONG THE EAST LINE OF SAID SECTION 20 FOR A DISTANCE OF 1302.63 FEET TO THE SOUTH LINE OF THE EAST 100 ACRES OF THE NORTH 1302.63 FEET OF THE NORTH ONE-HALF OF SAID SECTION 20, AS DESCRIBED IN OFFICIAL RECORDS BOOK 124, PAGE 463, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA; THENCE BEAR NORTH 89 DEGREES 20 MINUTES 30 SECONDS WEST ALONG THE SAID SOUTH LINE A DISTANCE OF 594.38 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE CONTINUE NORTH 89 DEGREES 20 MINUTES 30 SECONDS WEST ALONG SAID SOUTH LINE A DISTANCE OF 316.00 FEET; THENCE BEAR NORTH 00 DEGREES 04 MINUTES 40 SECONDS WEST, PARALLEL WITH THE SAID EAST LINE OF SECTION 20, A DISTANCE OF 690.00 FEET; THENCE BEAR SOUTH 89 DEGREES 20 MINUTES 30 SECONDS EAST, PARALLEL WITH THE SAID SOUTH LINE A DISTANCE OF 316.00 FEET; THENCE BEAR SOUTH 00 DEGREES 04 MINUTES 40 SECONDS EAST PARALLEL WITH THE SAID EAST LINE OF SECTION 20, A DISTANCE OF 690.00 FEET TO THE SAID SOUTH LINE OF OFFICIAL RECORDS BOOK 124, PAGE 463 AND THE POINT OF BEGINNING. TOGETHER WITH AND SUBJECT TO A 110 FEET WIDE EASEMENT FOR INGRESS AND EGRESS ALONG AN EXISTING 110 FEET WIDE EASEMENT FOR ELECTRIC TRANSMISSION LINE, (RUNNING ALONG AND PARALLEL TO THE SOUTH LINE OF SAID OFFICIAL RECORDS BOOK 124, PAGE 463) AS RECORDED AND DESCRIBED IN OFFICIAL RECORDS BOOK 250, PAGE 393, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. A/K/A 181 S.E. 80TH AVENUE, OKEECHOBEE, FL 34974 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must le a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated in Okeechobee County, Florida this 14TH day of AUGUST 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 EA 11-96891 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. 450897 ON 10/16,23/2013 Public Notice Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. CASE NO: 2013-CA-220 PRAIRIE ESTATES LLC., Plaintiff, VS. Estate of EWART L. ANDERSON, deceased, the Successor Trustee of the EWART L. ANDERSON REVOCABLE TRUST AGREEMENT u/a/d February 5, 2009 and LINDEEN LLC, Defendants AMENDED NOTICE OF ACTION TO: Successor Trustee of the EWART L. ANDERSON REVOCABLE TRUST AGREEMENT u/a/d February 5, 2009 whose last known address was 1485 Harbour Side Drive, Weston, Florida 33326; and all parties claiming interest by, through, under or against the EWART L. ANDERSON REVOCABLE TRUST AGREEMENT u/a/d February 5, 2009 and all parties having or claiming to have any right, title or interest in the property herein described. YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that a Complaint to Foreclose on the following described real property, to-wit: PARCEL 8 DESCRIPTION Being a parcel of land lying in Section 9, Township 34 South, Range 34 East, Okeechobee County, Florida, said parcel being more particularly described as follows: COMMENCING at the Northwest corner of said Section 9, Thence South 01 29’ 58” West, a distance of 1927.33 feet along the West line of the said Section 9 to the Point of Beginning; Thence North 90 00’ 00”East, a distance of 1132.92 feet; Thence South 00 00’ 00” East, a distance of 1384.00 feet; to the intersection with centerline of existing dirt grade; thence along the said centerline, the following courses and distances; Thence South 76 58’ 38” West, a distance of 107.43 feet; Thence South 65 06’ 57” West, a distance of 97.45 feet; Thence North 81 05’ 20” West, a distance of 126.32 feet; Thence South 73 23’ 55” West, a distance of 172.78 feet; Thence South 66 12’ 18” West, a distance of 272.78 feet; Thence departing the said centerline, South 90 00’ 00” West, a distance of 441.48 feet; Thence North 01 29’ 58” East, a distance of 1589.61 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING. CONTAINING: 40.04 acres of land, more or less. SUBJECT TO: An easement for ingress and egress being more particularly described as follows: An easement over a strip of land, 30 feet in width lying in Sections 9 and 16, Township 34 South, Range 34 East, Okeechobee County, Florida, being more particularly described as lying 15 feet on each side of the following described centerline: Commence at the Southeast corner of the Northeast one-quarter (1/4) of said Section 16, Thence along the EastWest one-quarter(1/4) line of said Section 16, South 89 12’ 25” West, a distance of 79.79 feet to the intersection with the centerline of an existing dirt grade; Thence, departing said East-West one-quarter line, and along said centerline the following courses and distances: Thence North 19 28’ 27” West, a distance of 41.30 feet; Thence North 66 37’ 01” West, a distance of 144.18 feet; Thence North 31 45’ 39” West, a distance of 98.75 feet; Thence North 17 00’ 38” West, a distance of 253.36 feet; Thence North 21 22’ 22” West, a distance of 368.37 feet; Thence North 08 21’ 24” West, a distance of 281.77 feet; Thence North 02 02’ 56” West, a distance of 323.78 feet; Thence North 75 43’ 12” West, a distance of 213.51 feet; Thence North 52 45’ 57” West, a distance of 402.79 feet; Thence North 69 04’ 21” West, a distance of 493.07 feet; Thence North 69 30’ 12” West, a distance of 129.34 feet; Thence North 63 47’ 56” West, a distance of 139.53 feet; Thence North 69 42’ 03” West, a distance of 327.81 feet; Thence South 53 45’ 44” West, a distance of 167.70 feet; Thence South 73 47’ 04” West, a distance of 170.18 feet; Thence South 47 21’ 39” West, a distance of 164.70 feet; Thence South 61 33’ 04” West, a distance of 234.67 feet; Thence South 37 33’ 19” West, a distance of 108.51 feet; Thence South 17 30’ 31” West, a distance of 366.97 feet; Thence South 56 32’ 52” West, a distance of 154.91 feet; Thence North 07 08’ 24” West, a distance of 86.55 feet; Thence North 30 30’ 37” West, a distance of 160.61 feet; Thence North 02 06’ 36” East, a distance of 99.05 feet; Thence North 03 11’ 56” West, a distance of 181.76 feet; Thence North 25 46’ 57” West, a distance of 135.37 feet; Thence North 86 13’ 52” West, a distance of 226.71 feet; Thence North 66 25’ 11” West, a distance of 112.80 feet to a point hereinafter referred to as Point “A”; Thence continuing along said centerline North 53 32’ 26” West, a distance of 55.08 feet; Thence North 69 37’ 55” West, a distance of 145.82 feet; Thence North 28 18’ 42” West, a distance of 142.14 feet; Thence North 29 30’ 59” West, a distance of 285.40 feet; Thence North 25 56’ 29” West, a distance of 386.35 feet; Thence North 26 55’ 36” East, a distance of 199.83 feet; Thence North 08 14’ 22” East, a distance of 356.14 feet; Thence North 23 12’ 22” West, a distance of 386.86 feet; Thence North 08 14’ 22” West, a distance of 147.84 feet; Thence North 15 21’ 23” East, a distance of 686.58 feet; Thence North 66 12’ 18” East, a distance of 272.78 feet; Thence North 73 23’ 55” East, a distance of 172.78 feet; Thence South 81 05’ 20” East, a distance of 126.32 feet; Thence North 65 06’ 57” East, a distance of 97.45 feet; Thence North 76 58’ 38” East, a distance of 132.78 feet; Thence North 47 48’ 20” East, a distance of 142.02 feet; Thence North 78 39’ 27” East, a distance of 360.61 feet to a point hereinafter referred to as Point “B”; Thence continuing along said centerline North 59 46’ 44” East, a distance of 213.81 feet; Thence North 82 54’ 24” East, a distance of 129.82 feet; Thence North 70 54’ 01” East, a distance of 403.21 feet; Thence North 68 13’ 18” East, a distance of 414.41 feet; Thence North 86 16’ 01” East, a distance of 140.65 feet; Thence North 75 54’ 20” East, a distance of 254.85 feet; Thence North 83 38’ 30” East, a distance of 216.17 feet; Thence North 86 27’ 48” East, a distance of 181.00 feet; Thence North 87 47’ 59” East, a distance of 228.05 feet; Thence North 65 30’ 53” East, a distance of 315.81 feet; Thence North 47 01’ 49” East, a distance of 78.83 feet; Thence North 30 07’ 14” East, a distance of 92.46 feet; Thence North 58 22’ 01” East, a distance of 247.15 feet; Thence North 35 36’ 11” East, a distance of 613.65 feet; Thence North 63 09’ 35” East, a distance of 438.77 feet; Thence North 90 00’ 00” East, a distance of 156.60 feet; Thence North 58 08’ 45” East, a distance of 106.59 feet; Thence North 32 04’ 42” East, a distance of 63.19 feet to the POINT OF TERMINATION. BEGINNING at the aforesaid Point “A” thence North 43 05’ 32” East, a distance of 149.73 feet; Thence North 86 42’ 24” East, a distance of 200.76 feet; Thence North 51 11’ 30” East, a distance of 62.14 feet; Thence North 00 00’ 00” East, a distance of 50.78 feet to the POINT OF TERMINATION. BEGINNING at the aforesaid Point “B” thence South 08 27’ 50” East, a distance of 147.26 feet; Thence South 38 45’ 12” East, a distance of 350.29 feet; Thence South 47 32’ 02” East, a distance of 387.84 feet; Thence South 57 05’ 02” East, a distance of 215.57 feet; Thence North 82 47’ 05” East, a distance of 249.81 feet; Thence North 82 18’ 28” East, a distance of 332.07 feet; Thence North 87 16’ 30” East, a distance of 326.11 feet; Thence South 67 36’ 25” East, a distance of 244.19 feet; Thence South 78 14’ 13” East, a distance of 211.26 feet; Thence South 69 23’ 06” East, a distance of 117.48 feet to the POINT OF TERMINATION. has been led against you, and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to JOHN D. CASSELS, JR., Attorney for Plaintiff, whose address is Post Of ce Box 968, 400 Northwest 2nd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 34973, within thirty (30) days from 1st publication, and le the original with the Clerk of this Court either before service on Plaintiffs Attorney or immediately thereafter, otherwise a Default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint. This Notice shall be published once each week for two (2) consecutive weeks in the “Okeechobee News”. DATED this 18th day of October, 2013. SHARON ROBERTSON Clerk of the Circuit Court BY: Arlene Nealis, DEPUTY CLERK 455302 ON 10/23,30/2013 Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice 20 Okeechobee News October 23, 2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.: 2012-CA-187 FEDERAL NATIONAL MORTGAGE A SSOCIATION Plaintiff, V S. JOEL HUDDLESTON, et al., Defendant NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to a Final Summary Judgment of Foreclosure entered in the abovestyled case, I will sell the property located in OKEECHOBEE County, Florida, described as: Lot 17, Block 29, BASSWOOD INCORPORATED UNIT NUMBER 2, according to the plat thereof, as recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 28, of the Public Recoreds of Okeechobee Count y, Florida. A/K/A 3844 Nw 30th Ave Okeechobee, FL 34972 at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash, in THE JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM OF THE OKEECHOBEE COUNTY JUDICIAL CENTER, 312 NW 3RD STREET, 2ND FLOOR, OKEECHOBEE, FL 34972, beginning at 11:00 A.M. on the 6th day of November, 2013. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens, must le a claim within 60 days after the sale. Witness, my hand and seal of this court on the 3rd day of October, 2013. SHARON ROBERTSON CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT BY: SANDRA L. CREECH DEPUTY CLERK Law Of ces of Daniel C. Consuegra 9204 King Palm Drive Tampa, FL 33619-1328 Attorneys for Plaintiff 454319 ON 10/16,23/2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 47-2008-CA-000330 BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., Plaintiff, VS. JOHN PUGH A/K/A JOHN PAUL PUGH, et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF RESCHEDULED FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order Rescheduling Foreclosure Sale dated August 6, 2013 and entered in Case NO. 47-2008CA-000330 of the Circuit Court of the NINETEENTH Judicial Circuit in and for OKEECHOBEE County, Florida wherein BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., is the Plaintiff and JOHN PUGH A/K/A JOHN PAUL PUGH; TAMMY PUGH; KING’S BAY HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC.; 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 13th day of November, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: LOT 26, BLOCK 1, KING’S BAY, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 5, PAGES 91 THROUGH 94, INCLUSIVE, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA A/K/A 4385 SE 50TH AVENUE LOT 26, 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 16, 2013. Sharon Robertson Clerk of the Circuit Court BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk **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. 450988 ON 10/16,23/2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 2012CA000461 KONDAUR CAPITAL CORPORATION Plaintiff, vs. MARLIN & TONYA JEWELL, et al. Defendants NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order or Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated April 9, 2013, and entered in Case No. 2012CA000461 of the Circuit Court of the NINETEENTH Judicial Circuit in and for OKEECHOBEE County,Florida, wherein KONDAUR CAPITAL CORPORATION is the Plaintiff and MARLIN & TONYA JEWELL are the Defendants, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, second oor, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 34972, at 11:00 a.m. on the 13th day of November, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Order of Final Judgment, to wit: LOT 207, TAYLOR CREEK ISLES, UNIT VII, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 6, PAGE 22, PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. and commonly known as: 2331 SE 23” Ter, Okeechobee Florida, 34974 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. DATED at Okeechobee, Florida this 24th day of July, 2013. Sharon Robertson, Clerk Okeechobee County, Florida 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. 449252 ON 10/16,23/2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION Case No.: 47-2012-CA-000198 ONEWEST BANK, F.S.B. Plaintiff, v. DOROTHY E. MORRIS; et. al., Defendants, NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment dated October 1, 2013, entered in Civil Case No.: 47-2012-CA-000198, of the Circuit Court of the Nineteenth Judicial Circuit in and for Okeechobee County, Florida, wherein ONEWEST BANK, F.S.B., is Plaintiff, and DOROTHY E. MORRIS; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF DOROTHY E. MORRIS; UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, ACTING ON BEHALF OF THE SECRETARY OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT; CITY OF OKEECHOBEE, FLORIDA; RIVER RUN HOMEOWNER’S ASSOCIATION, INC., TD BANK, N.A., SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO RIVERSIDE NATIONAL BANK; UNKNOWN TENANT #1; UNKNOWN TENANT #2; ALL OTHER UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING INTERESTS BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST A NAMED DEFENDANT(S) WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAME UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS, are Defendant(s). 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, of the 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 Judgment, to wit: LOT 27 OF RIVER RUN RESORT SUBDIVISION, PHASE I, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 6, PAGE 18, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA; TOGETHER WITH A REDMAN DOUBLEWIDE MOBILE HOME VIN #’S 13006406A AND 13006406B This property is located at the Street address of 116 N.E. 8TH AVENUE, OKEECHOBEE, FL 34972. If you are a person claiming a right to funds remaining after the sale, you must le a claim with the clerk no later than 60 days after the sale. If you fail to le a claim you will not be entitled to any remaining funds. After 60 days, only the owner of record as of the date of the lis pendens may claim the surplus. WITNESS my hand and the seal of the court on October 3, 2013. SHARON ROBERTSON CLERK OF THE COURT BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk Attorney for Plaintiff: Elizabeth R. Wellborn, P.A. 350 Jim Moran Blvd, Suite 100 Deer eld Beach FL 33442 Telephone: (954) 354-3544 Facsimile: (954) 354-3545 Email: docservice@erwlaw.com IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT, If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision o f 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. 454327 ON 10/16,23/2013 READING A NEWSPAPER HELPS YOU UNDERSTAND THE WORLD AROUND YOU.

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Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOROKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA.CASE NO. 2012CA000186 THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON FKA THE BANK OF NEW YORK, AS TRUSTEE FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE CERTIFICATEHOLDERS OF THE CWABS INC., ASSET-BACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2006-BC4, PLAINTIFF, V S. JOSEPH BERRY THORNTON, ET AL. DEFENDANT(S). NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to the Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated October 1, 2013 in the above action, I will sell to the highest bidder for cash at Okeechobee, Florida, on November 6, 2013, at 11:00 A M, in the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 2nd Floor, Jury Assembly room, 312 NW 3rd St., Okeechobee, FL 34972 for the following described property: TRACT 6 OF BLOCK 1, DIXIE RANCH ACRES, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 35, PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. a/k/a 7683 NW 84TH COURT, OKEECHOBEE, FL 34972 A ny person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must le a claim within sixty (60) days after the sale. The Court, in its discretion, may enlarge the time of the sale. Notice of the changed time of sale shall be published as provided herein. DATED: October 3, 2013. SHARON ROBERTSON Clerk of the Circuit Court BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk of the Court Gladstone Law Group, RA. 1499 W. Palmetto Park Road, Suite 300 Boca Raton, FL 33486 If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Corrie Johnson, A DA Coordinator, 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if y ou are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. 454321 ON 10/16,23/2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION Case No.: 47-2012-CA-000199 CITIBANK, N.A., AS TRUSTEE FOR BEAR STEARNS ASSET BACKED SECURITIES I TRUST 2005-CL1, ASSET-BACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2005-CL1 Plaintiff, v. THE UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, LIENORS, CREDITORS, TRUSTEES, AND ALL OTHER PARTIES CLAIMING AN INTEREST BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST THE ESTATE OF BETTY JANE DAVENPORT A/K/A ELIZABETH JANE DAVENPORT, DECEASED, et. al. Defendants, NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment dated October 1, 2013, entered in Civil Case No.: 47-2012-CA-000199, of the Circuit Court of the Nineteenth Judicial Circuit in and for Okeechobee County, Florida, wherein CITIBANK, N.A., AS TRUSTEE FOR BEAR STEARNS ASSET BACKED SECURITIES I TRUST 2005-CL1, ASSET-BACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2005-CL1, is Plaintiff, and THE UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, LIENORS, CREDITORS, TRUSTEES, AND ALL OTHER PARTIES CLAIMING AN INTEREST BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST THE ESTATE OF BETTY JANE DAVENPORT A/K/A ELIZABETH JANE DAVENPORT, DECEASED; HARVEST CREDIT MANAGEMENT IV, LLC, A COLORADO LIMITED LIABILITY CORPORATION AS SUCCESSOR IN INTEREST TO DIRECT MERCHANT BANKMETRIS; ELIZABETH LAWRENCE A/K/A CHRIS LAWRENCE; GARY DAVENPORT; BRUCE DAVENPORT; KAREN WASNIEWSKI; UNKNOWN PERSON(S) IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY N/K/A FAY MCLEAN, are Defendant(s). SHARON ROBERTSON, the Clerk of Court shall sell to the highest bidder for cash at 11:00 a.m., in the Jury Assembly Room, 2nd Floor, at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 312 North West 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida, 34972 on the 6th day of November 2013 the following described real property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: LOT 1, BLOCK 3, OAK PARK, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 3, PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. This property is located at the Street address of: 1702 Southwest 34th THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 10-00311 PNC BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, Plaintiff, vs. JAN VENTER, et al., Defendant(s). NOTICE OF RESCHEDULED SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN Pursuant to an Order Rescheduling Foreclosure Sale dated September 11, 2013, and entered in Case No. 10-00311 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 Jan Venter, Unknown Tenant #1 N/K/A Carrie Harris, and Nancy A. Venter, 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 21 Okeechobee News October 23, 2013 LEGAL ADVERTISEMENT The Workforce Development Board of the Treasure Coast (DBA, Workforce Solutions) – Region 20 and the Treasure Coast Job Training Consortium announce a meeting of the Workforce Development Board and Consortium to which all persons are invited: Date & Time: Wednesday, October 30, 2013 – 8:00 a.m. Place: Workforce Solutions 584 NW University Blvd., Suite 100 Port St. Lucie, FL 34986 PURPOSE: To discuss matters concerning the Workforce Investment A ct, Workforce Employment Opportunities, the Welfare Transition Program, One-Stop Career Centers and the Workforce Development Board (DBA, Workforce Solutions). A copy of the agenda may be obtained by contacting: Workforce Solutions 584 NW University Blvd., Suite 100 Port St. Lucie, FL 34986 Should any person wish to appeal any decision made by the Board with respect to any matter considered at the above referenced meeting, they will need to ensure a verbatim recording of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is based, in order to provide a record for judicial review. 454357 ON 10/23/2013 Crossword Puzzle ACROSS 1 The duck in Peter and the WolfŽ 5 Hail 10 1996 title role for Gwyneth 14 Project RunwayŽ host Heidi 15 Ardent lover 16 Business jet company founder 17 Honk ... honk ... honk ... 20 Conifer with springy wood 21 Help in a bad way 22 Jargon 23 City on the Shatt al-Arab waterway 25 Cheeky pet? 27 Woof ... woof ... woof ... 30 Youngest Pride and PrejudiceŽ Bennet sister 31 Love, in Mlaga 32 In the center of 36 Bonehead 37 Pong maker 38 Brits floor covering 39 Men 40 Will be,Ž in a Day song 41 Prefix meaning hundredŽ 42 Drip ... drip ... drip... 44 Mime who created Bip the Clown 48 Fragrant compound 49 Gesundheit evoker 50 Walruss weapon 52 Filmmakers deg. 54 What youll get as a result of 17-, 27or 42-Across? Not! 58 Normandy river 59 Kentucky pioneer 60 Like lawn spots in need of reseeding 61 Some wallet bills 62 Social customs 63 Jeanne and Genevive: Abbr. DOWN 1 SureŽ 2 Roy Orbison song that was a top ten hit for Linda Ronstadt 3 On the surface 4 Expressive rock genre 5 To Where You AreŽ singer Josh 6 Spa convenience 7 Send out 8 Sargasso Sea denizen 9 It may be tapped at a concert 10 Brat Pack novelist Bret Easton __ 11 Intended 12 Barts mom 13 Mail at the castle 18 Ave __Ž 19 Poor request? 24 Saturday Night LiveŽ fare 25 Yippee!Ž 26 Business opening? 27 Skyscraper, e.g.: Abbr. 28 Cake, in Calais 29 Former Berlin currency, briefly 32 Kayak maker 33 Pie filling that may include beef 34 Meddle 35 Just __!Ž 37 Where landlubbers prefer not to be 41 Winery containers 42 Boxer Spinks 43 Admits, with upŽ 44 Cartoon Mr. 45 Squirrels find 46 Avignons river 47 Works on a program 50 Red-bearded god 51 __ Reader 53 Rock of Gibraltar mammals 55 Creator of Watson, a memorable 2011 Jeopardy!Ž winner 56 Gunk 57 Ft-__: energy units By Clive Probert (c)2011TribuneMediaServicesInc 10/05/11 10/05/11 ANSWER TO PREVIOUS PUZZLE: Edited by Rich Norris and Joyce Nichols Lewis xwordeditor@aol.com Floor, Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 34972, Okeechobee County, Florida at 11:00AM on the 13th day of November, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment of Foreclosure: COMMENCING AT THE SOUTHEAST CORNER OF LOT 10, BLOCK 43, BASSWOOD, INC. UNIT 3, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 37, PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA, RUN THENCE S 0 DEGREES 08 MINUTES 25 SECONDS W FOR A DISTANCE OF 151.00 FEET FOR P.O.B., THENCE CONTINUE S 0 DEGREES 08 MINUTES 25 SECONDS W FOR A DISTANCE OF 75.00 FEET, THENCE RUN N 88 DEGREES 31 MINUTES 45 SECONDS W FOR A DISTANCE OF 125.00 FEET, THENCE RUN N 0 DEGREES 08 MINUTES 25 SECONDS E FOR A DISTANCE OF 75.00 FEET; THENCE RUN S 88 DEGREES 31 MINUTES 45 SECONDS E FOR A DISTANCE OF 125.00 FEET TO P.O.B., LYING IN AND COMPRISING A PART F SECTION 6, TOWNSHIP 37 SOUTH, RANGE 35 EAST, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. A/K/A 3557 NW 39TH AVE, OKEECHOBEE, FL 34972 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must le a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated in Okeechobee County, Florida this 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 11-87389 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. 453936 ON 10/16,23/2013 Terrace, 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. 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 October 8, 2013. SHARON ROBERTSON CLERK OF THE COURT BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk Attorney for Plaintiff: Elizabeth R. Wellborn, P.A. 350 Jim Moran Blvd, Suite 100 Deer eld Beach, FL 33442 Telephone: (954) 354-3544 Facsimile: (954) 354-3545 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. 454437 ON 10/16,23/2013 Grab a bargain from your neighbors garage, attic, basement or closet in todays classifieds. How fast can your car go? It can go even faster when you sell it in the classifieds. Looking for a place to hang your hat? Look no further than the classifieds. € 863.763.3134Diana Whitehall € dwhitehall@newszap.com Holiday TraditionsEditorial copy for this holiday section consists of shopping ideas, recipes, gift guide items and so much more. e entire section will be FULL COLOR and published the day before anksgiving. Publication Date: November 27, 2013 Space Reservation & Copy Deadlines:November 18, 2013e section will be placed online all year long at ”orida.newszap.comCall today for pricing! Holiday Traditions includes a salute to 2013 Small Business Saturday. Ask your rep for details! 863.763.3134

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BUSINESS&SERVICEDIRECTORY AIR CONDITIONING ATTORNEYS WANTED TO BUY POWER WASHING 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 Pete’s Professional Power Washing 863-801-8377 22 Okeechobee News October 23, 2013 For more information, contact 863.763.3134 email ”bizsearch@newszap.com Special to the Okeechobee News/ EESMen In Plaid: The Kilowatt ConnectionEverglades students enjoyed Friday’s performance of “Men In Plaid: The Kilowatt Connection” which was performed by The National Theatre for Children and presented by FP&L. The actors did a wonderful job of using humor to teach our fourth and fth graders about energy and how to conserve electricity. In the picture one of our fth graders, Johanna Rivers (aka Agent J), is helping The Men in Plaid defeat the energy-draining alien slug. Special to the Okeechobee NewsState of the art medical equipmentSuncoast Medical Equipment presented Hospice of Okeechobee with a state-of-the-art patient lift. Pictured are Judi Winchester RN, director of professional services, Tariq Memon, owner of Suncoast Medical Equipment, and Gail Gerntrup, CEO, Hospice of Okeechobee.

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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 23, 2013 Special to the Okeechobee NewsDirector of Peace Lutheran School honoredKaren Smith, director of Peace Lutheran School, was awarded the Ben Eggers Administrator of the Year Award at the 2013 Florida/Georgia Lutheran Educator’s Conference. Mrs. Smith was nominated by her colleagues for outstanding commitment to her school, church, community, and the church at large. She has served as the director since the conception of the school in 1982. Peace Lutheran School is one of over 85 schools in the Florida/Georgia District. Special to the Okeechobee NewsOkeechobee Yatchette Club donatesOkeechobee Senior Services thanks the Okeechobee Yatchette Club for their continued support of food to Okeechobee Senior Services. Left to right are Ellen Wheply of the Yatchette Club and Pat Diles.

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 CENTRAL FLORIDA’S BIGGEST AUTOMOTIVE SALE OF THE YEAR4 DAYS THURSDAY10/24 9am-9pm FRIDAY 10/259am-9pm 441 US Hwy 27 north in Sebring 863-402-4220 CARS STARTING AT $3,995 TRUCKS STARTING AT $4,995 VANS & SUVs STARTING AT $5,995 OVER 20 BRANDS TO CHOOSE FROM! OVER 900 VEHICLES TO CHOOSE FROM! $12,000! Good Credit! Bad Credit! NO Credit! EVERYONE’S APPROVED! is sale supersedes all other advertised/Internet sales. One prize per household. OFFERS VALID FOR IN-STOCK VEHICLES ONLY AND M AY NOT BE COMBINED. *All vehicle prices plus tax, tag, title and $699 dealer fee, with approved credit. Dealer retains all fact ory rebates, incentives, and/or valued owner coupons where applicable. Vehicles may be subject to prior sale. **0% APR nancing on select new vehicles, with approved credit in lieu of rebates. Factory rebates and savings on select new vehicles a nd vary by make/model. May include valued owner coupon and/or military discounts. No payments for quali ed buyers with approved credit. Some restrictions may apply. Loan is subject to lending institutions nal credit approval. Vehicles with lien amounts exceeding actual cash value may require an additional down payment. Customer m ay choose additional vehicle discount in lieu of 50Ž LCD HDTV. Valid only on October 24, 25, 26, & 27, 2013 when presented at the time of purchase. 50Ž LCD HDTV Purchase Bon us can not be combined with specially-discounted pricing or discounts (ex. Employee Pricing, GMS-pricing, A-Plan, etc.). All pi ctures are for illustration purposes only. All vehicles subject to availability. All o ers prior to negotiation and may not be combined. Prior sales excluded. Sale ends October 27, 2013. See dealer for complete de tails. Dealer not responsible for typographical errors. LUBE, OIL & FILTER CHANGEVALID AT ALL ALAN JAY SERVICE LOCATIONS.UP TO 5 QTS, MOTOR OIL, MOST CARS AND LIGHT DUTY TRUCKS. COUPON ALSO VALID FOR $10 OFF REG. PRICE FOR SYNTHETICS & DIESELS TOO! MUST PRESENT COUPON AT TIME OF WRITE-UP. CANNOT BE COMBINED WITH OTHER OFFERS OR PROMOTIONS. PRICE EXCLUDES SALES TAX, SHOP & DISPOSAL FEES. HURRY -EXPIRES 10/31/13. $ 17 95 *Reg. price: $26.95 ONLYROCKTOBER SERVICE SPECIALSATURDAY 10/269am-9pm SUNDAY10/2279am-9pm 24 Okeechobee News October 23, 2013