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Wednesday, October 30, 2013 50¢ Plus ta x Vol. 104 No. 130 15.29 feetLast Year: 15.91 feet Lake Levels See page 4 for information about how to contact this newspaper. OHS band takes honors ...Page 13 Two arrested on meth charges ... Page 14 Halloween festivities in the park ... Page 12 By Charles M. MurphyOkeechobee News The week of Oct. 18-26 is National Teen Driver Safety Week and Okeechobee High School took part with several activities to hammer home the message of safety behind the wheel. State Farm Insurance Agent Gretchen Robertson put on a “shopping cart while texting” contest at the school to let kids know how dangerous and distracting it is to text while driving. The Florida legislature agreed, and earlier this year made it a crime to text and drive. The students eagerly lined up and signed the pledge. It is a national campaign and more information can be obtained at facebook.com /celebratemydrive or at celebratemydrive. com. The schools that have the most people sign up will earn grants of up to $100,000. OHS students take safe driving pledge Okeechobee News/ Charles MurphyOHS students learned it wasn’t easy to text and push shopping carts as part of an exercise that emphasized how dangerous it is to text and drive. Homecoming at OHS ... Page 3 Parents advised to check online database and keep kids from trick-or-treating where sex offenders liveBy Eric KoppOkeechobee News Besides the threat of running into a vampire or werewolf, there is an even more dangerous side to Halloween: The risk of a child knocking on the door of a sex offender while trick-ortreating. There are currently 77 sexual offenders, six sexual predators and one juvenile offender who are registered with the Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Of ce (OCSO). The number of registered sex offenders in Florida has increased 74 percent in the last ve years while, nationwide, there has been a 23 percent increase. “In this day and time, we must use good common sense,” said Sheriff Paul May. “Parents: Go with your children and watch wha t they collect at houses. If you’re suspicious, throw it away. But, the most important thing is to watch your children at all times.” Michele Bell, OCSO public information ofcer and a member of the sheriff’s sexual offender unit, urges parents to search thei r neighborhoods for sexual offenders by logging on to the Florida Department of Law EnforceKnow where sex offenders live By Eric KoppOkeechobee News An Okeechobee woman is lucky to be alive after she reportedly came out of her apartment while pointing a semi-automatic handgun at a local deputy. Although Catrela Denise Stallworth claimed Friday night’s incident was just a misunderstanding and she didn’t hear the deputies announce themselves, one neighbo r reportedly said they clearly heard a deputy holler “sheriff’s of ce.” That neighbor apparently signed a written statement that the deputies knocked and identi ed themselves. Stallworth, 33, U.S. 98 N., was arrested on a felony charge of aggravated assault on a law enforcement of cer with a gun. She was booked into the Okeechobee County Jail, bu t has been released after posting $7,500 bond. “This is about as close as it could be to an Local woman accused of pointing gun at deputy See GUN — Page 5 Catrela Stallworth See TEXTING — Page 5 See OFFENDER — Page 5


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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! 1st Annual American Legion 501 SE 2nd St. Okeechobee4 BIG DAYSOct 31 Nov 3 Thursday & Friday 5 pm CLOSING Saturday 12pm CLOSING Sunday 1pm to CLOSINGARMBAND EVERY DAY 20 BIG RIDES Halloween Night Come Trick or Treat With Us! Special KIDS Armbands Saturday 12-6 $15.00 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 30, 2013 Today: Mostly sunny, with a high near 88. East wind 5 to 10 mph. Tonight: Partly cloudy, with a low around 66. East northeast wind around 5 mph.Extended ForecastThursday : A 20 percent chance of showers. Mostly sunny, with a high near 88. East southeast wind 5 to 15 mph. Thursday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 67. East wind around 5 mph. Okeechobee Forecast Special to the Okeechobee NewsMillie Richmond visits Seminole ElementarySeminole Elementary School was honored with a visit from Millie Richmond, a children’s book author, on Friday, Oct. 25. This visit was a culmination activity at the end of the school-wide read of “Hildy,” one of Ms. Richmond’s books. Millie gave a presentation for the students on how to become an author, and explained the steps of the writing process. She had a very captivated audience, and the students really enjoyed the question and answer period. At the end, Millie gave the students a challenge for the 100th day of school. The challenge is to see is they can come up with 100 words that can be used instead of the word “went” by the 100th day of school. The students will accept the challenge! Special to the Okeechobee News This is Homecoming Week for Okeechobee High School as they celebrate the class of 2014 and all of the reunion classes. The highlights of the week include the parade, bon re and Homecoming Day festivities. The parade will be the traditional parade route beginning at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 31. Following the parade, the campus will be open for the Pep Rally and bon re. The community is invited to the bon re. The charge for the bon re is $3 and everyone except students with OFC and OHS school IDs will be seated on the visitor side of the stadium. Following the PEP Rally, the traditional lighting of the bon re will take place. On Friday, Nov. 1, Homecoming pregame festivities will begin at 6:30 p.m. with the parade of the oats and the introduction of the Homecoming Court. The Homecoming King and Queen will be crowned during halftime. On Saturday, Nov. 2, the week will culminate with the Homecoming Dance. The dance will be held from 7 11 p.m. Dress for the event is semi-formal. Gentlemen should wear ties and their shirts tucked in. Jeans are permissible as long as they do not have holes in them. Ladies should wear school appropriate length dresses (no shorter than 3 inches above the knee). Okeechobee High School celebrates Homecoming Community Choir starts rehearsalsSpecial to the Okeechobee News The Okeechobee Community Choir, in its fteenth year under the direction of Sandy Perry, will begin rehearsing this Sunday, Nov. 3, for the annual Christmas cantata and other seasonal selections. Rehearsals will be held on Sundays from 2:304:30 p.m. at Okeechobee Presbyterian, 312 N. Parrott Ave. All interested singers, both locals and our Northern friends, are invited to participate. Singers should be able to match pitch and read music a smidgen. Rehearsals are stimulating and loads of fun! Music and rehearsal CDs will be provided for a nominal fee. Rehearsal attendance is suggested, but not mandatory. Last year, 52 singers representing 15 local churches participated. The cantata will be presented at 7 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, Dec. 13 and 14, and at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 15. For more information, call Sandy at 863-634-7714. If you love to sing, you'll love singing with us!


Eagles offering sandwichesCypress Hut Eagles 4509 will serve openfaced turkey sandwiches Wednesday, Oct. 30 by Carla and Debbie. On Thursday, Oct. 31, Fright Night hors d’oeuvres 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.Class of 1984 plans reunionThe Okeechobee High School Class of 1984 will participate in the OHS Homecoming Parade on Thursday, Oct. 31 The Class of 1984 will meet at 5:15 p.m. behind U-Save. The parade starts at 6 p.m. Friday, Nov. 1, is the Homecoming game and social. On Saturday, Nov. 2, the reunion dinner will be at 5:30 p.m. at the Speckled Perch Steak House. The cost is $25 per person. For information, contact Laura GainerCockrell at 863-801-4589.Eagles invite public to dinnerF.O.E. Aerie 4137, North Eagles, 9985 U.S. 441 N., will serve rib eye dinners from 6 until 9 p.m. Friday, Nov. 1 Entertainment will be by Flash. On Saturday, Nov. 2, ve-card bingo starts at 5:30 p.m. On Tuesday, Nov. 5, bingo starts at 1 p.m. On Wednesday, Nov. 6, bingo starts at 5:30 p.m. Bring a friend or the entire family and enjoy yourselves! Don’t forget the yard sale at the Aerie on Saturday, Nov. 2 starting at 10 a.m. Proceeds go to support the various charities of the Fraternal Order of Eagles. Call 863-763-2552 for information.OCT to stage comedy/musicalThe Okeechobee Community Theatre presents the Tony Award-winning comedymusical “The Drowsy Chaperone” on Nov. 1, 2 8 and 9 at 8 p.m., with a 2 p.m. matinee on Nov. 9. Performances are at the Freshman Campus Auditorium, on Southwest Second Avenue at Seventh Street -one block west of the Golden Corral Restaurant. Tickets are $12 each. For information, visit www. okeechobeecommunitytheatre.com.Hog Round Up set for Nov. 1-3The Fred Smith Rodeo Arena at the Brighton Seminole Indian Reservation will host the Second Annual Swamp Doggers Hog Round Up on Nov. 1-3 The participants and their dogs will hunt all weekend and arrive at the arena on Sunday afternoon, Nov. 3, to weigh in their catches. On the day o f the weigh in, to make it exciting for spectators, the arena will host several activities that everyone is invited to attend. These events include an open archery competition, a Red Ryder BB gun shoot for the kids, and a BBQ Rib & Swamp Cabbage cook-off. Local companies will bring buggies to display to the public and vendors are invited to set up booths. For information: call the Fred Smith Rodeo Arena at 863-467-6039; e-mail at KendraMurphy@semtribe.com; or, checkout rezrodeo.com.Eagles holding yard saleAerie 4137 North Eagles, 9985 U.S. 441 N., is having a huge yard sale Saturday, Nov. 2 from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. There will be designer clothing, shoes and handbags, along with cookware and equipment for yard and home. Also included will be a bake sale. Monies go to the FOE community fund.Florida program plannedRick Smith, son of author Patrick Smith, will present “Patrick Smith’s Florida; A Land Remembered” at the Okeechobee High School Lecture Hall on Tuesday, Nov. 5 at 7 p.m. The program includes a mixedmedia show featuring Patrick Smith. The Kiwanis Club of Okeechobee, Main Street of Okeechobee, Friends of the Okeechobee County Library and the Okeechobee High School Brahman Drama Club are sponsoring this event with funding through a Community Partners for Health Through the Arts grant received by the Shands Arts in Medicine Program. A ticket is necessary for admission. Tickets are free and may be picked up at the library. For information online, go to alandremembered.com/speaking-tour/. Obamacare Out of curiosity I cross-referenced t he address in London, Kentucky where Okeechobee’s Affordable Care Act applicat ions will be processed and turned up the name “SERCO.” Further research caused c hills to run up my spine as to “who” SERCO is, what they do, and found it just a little insulting that a British rm won $1.2 billion dollar contract for doing so ... reckon there w ere no “American” companies that could hire paper pushers? Why a foreign company? Anyway, check out SERCO ... a British c ompany, who just happens to already be under investigation in the UK and Australia ... but that’s okay, surely they wouldn’t do anything wrong to us, wouldn’t use any of t he information off our tax forms for anyt hing illegal or underhanded, just processing insurance applications, right?  “If you’re one of the more than 250 million Americans who already have health insurance, you will keep your health insurance. This law will only make it more secure and more affordable.” That’s what the Liar in Chief said on Thursday, June 28, 2012 in a s peech at the White House. Now, the truth is obvious.  That Obama administration hired a c omputer company from Canada to set up the Obamacare exchanges is troubling enough. Wasn’t there an American company t hat could do the job? Why outsource it? But now on the news they say that this company had trouble before and in fact the Canadians had to re them and start over when they messed up a similar job there. Just who did t hey give campaign contributions to in order t o get that contract for hundreds of millions of our tax dollars?Fishing tournaments The news of three big shing tournaments to be held on Lake Okeechobee is encouraging. This will boost the local economy. And it will also give the lake some much needed good publicity. The television stations have been bad-mouthing the lake all summer, blaming the lake water for the problems in the estuaries. But the lake is beautiful and the sh are fat and healthy. They need to consider the possibility that the problems in the estuaries may be coming from the runoff all along the river and not from the water from the lake.OHS Congratulations to the Okeechobee High School band for their Superior ranking at MPA. These kids compete against schools from much more af uent towns and they make us all proud. Most of the kids from Okeechobee never had any private music lessons. The band directors have to do it all, and the older students sometimes help teach the middle school kids.Exhibit at the courthouse I have to give the county commission credit for going forward with a good idea in turning the lobby and breezeway of the old courthouse into an art gallery. I look forward to seeing the photography show they are planning as well as art by locals. What a great place it will be to display the best works from the school art classes. Changing the exhibits every so often will keep it interesting.Toy guns On the news Monday night was the story of a 13-year-old boy who was killed because he apparently pointed a pellet gun at police. He was wearing a hood and the cops could not tell he was a kid. And because the toy gun did not have the required orange tip, the cops thought it was a real gun. When the cop yelled “drop the gun” and he didn’t drop it, they opened re. A witness said the cops said “drop the gun” twice before they shot. They showed the toy gun on TV next to a real gun and it was easy to see how it could have been mistaken for the real thing, especially at a distance. This is such a tragedy. Parents, if you let your children have toy guns, make sure they are properly marked with the orange tip. Kids sometimes break off the tip or cover it with tape because they think that looks cool. And make sure they know if a cop tells you to drop it, then drop it. October 30, 2013 4 Okeechobee News OPINION Public Forum/Speak Out Speak Out has moved online, where i t is quicker and easier to share your i deas and converse with others. Go to w ww.newszap.com, click on the comm unity name and your local or state P ublic Forum. There, you can create n ew topics or comment on existing t opics. What follows is a sam pling of s ome of the discussions currently taki ng place. Thanks for participating! Community Events Brought to you by:“Your Air Conditioning and Plumbing Specialist”863.763.6461Lic#CAC1817236


2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 5 Okeechobee News October 30, 2013 The national winner will get a free concert by Grammy Award winner Kelly Clarkson. Maurisa Tremain helped organize the events at the high school for the local State Farm Agent. She said anyone 14 and older can go on the website and make a safe driving commitment. She emphasized they won’t be hit with spam on their email. Ms. Tremain said the more people who sign up from Okeechobee, the better the chance the school quali es for grant dollars. “Anyone 14 and older can get on there. This is our rst year doing it. We hope to get grant dollars for the school, but if not, look out for next year because we hope this will be an annual thing on National Teen Safety Driving Week,” she added. They will also be at the football game Friday night to sign up parents, grandparents and spectators at the game. Ms. Tremain noted the rst year of driving is the most dangerous for teens. “With this shopping cart race we’re showing how difcult it is to text and drive,” she added. During a pep rally at school Friday, students who sign the safe driving pledge can take part in the dunk tank and knock Athletic Director Kenny Buckner into the water. Student Chris Epps said pushing the shopping cart around was dif cult while he tried to text on his cell phone. “It was dif cult to do. That is why I tell my friends to not text and drive because it’s not safe.” There will also be a gift basket that includes an iPod Touch for the winning student, which will be announced on Friday. The Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Of ce website also has a safe driving campaign for teens. TEXTINGContinued From Page 1 ment’s (FDLE) Florida Sexual Offenders and Predators website at fdle.state. .us. “The website allows users to nd any sex offender and predator living within a 5-mile radius of a particular address in Florida,” she said. She went on to explain that when parents search this state database they have several options. If you are looking for a speci c person, enter as much, or as little, information as y ou know. In most cases, you will want to do a very broad search. By simply typing y our zip code into the search tool you will get a list, and photos if they are available, of every registered sex offender who shares y our zip code. Also on that search form, you will nd the option to search within a 1 mile radius of an address you choose. Typing in your address will build a map that pinpoints the home — and sometimes the work address — of every registered sex offender within 1 mile of your home. Mrs. Bell also explained that restrictions for convicted offenders can vary from case to case, and depends on court-ordered probation requirements and the crimes committed. “Some offenders and predators have no restrictions. But, for the most part, offenders and predators aren’t allowed to put up Halloween decorations or in any way entice kids to come to their doors,” she added. “This mission doesn’t just keep kids safe, it also helps these individuals stay out of trouble.” The sheriff’s of ce urges all trick-or-treaters to be off the street by 9 p.m. OFFENDERContinued From Page 1 of cer being shot, or having to shoot someone,” said Sheriff Paul May. “I am very glad that neither one happened, and I am glad no one was hurt.” According to an arrest report by Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Of ce (OCSO) Deputy Marcus Collier, he and fellow deputies John Hazy and Robbie Lamb were answering a complaint around 10 p.m. that someone w as shooting stray cats in the area of some apartments on U.S. 98 N. The deputies then went to one of the apartments and Deputy Collier knocked on the door. When he received no answer, he knocked again. This time a woman’s voice reportedly asked “who is it?” Deputy Collier stated he replied by yelling “sheriff’s of ce!” Still, stated the deputy, no one came to the door. At this time Deputy Collier and Deputy Lamb started to walk around the building to the back door, while Deputy Hazy stayed at the front door. But before the two deputies got around the corner of the building the front door of the apartment “ ew open” and a woman stepped out with a black semiautomatic handgun and pointed it at Deputy Hazy, continued the report. As the woman shouted an obscenity at the deputies all three of them pulled their weapons and ordered the woman, later identi ed as Stallworth, to drop her weapon. The .40 caliber handgun had one round in the chamber and 10 rounds in the magazine, stated Deputy Collier. Stallworth allegedly threw the gun back into the apartment and started backing into the house while saying it was a joke. Deputy Lamb reached into the home and retrieved the gun as Deputy Collier reportedly ordered the woman to come out of the home. When she refused, Deputy Collier pulled Stallworth out of the apartment and handcuffed her. The report indicated that Stallworth claimed she thought it was her cousins at the door and that they always play jokes like that. Stallworth’s boyfriend, however, apparently told Deputy Collier she doesn’t play with guns and she doesn’t play jokes with her cousins using guns. When questioned by the deputies, Stallworth allegedly denied hearing anyone call out “it’s the sheriff’s of ce!” She also denied shooting any cats. When the deputies rst arrived on the scene they reportedly found a cat that had been shot and was moving its legs as if it was trying to run. “Due to the cat suffering, it was decided that the cat should be put down,” stated Deputy Collier, adding that the feline was put out of its suffering by Deputy Lamb. GUNContinued From Page 1 By Eric KoppOkeechobee News A man and woman have been arrested for reportedly stealing a number of items, including a at screen television and a water purifying system, from a local home. Arrested Monday, Oct. 28, were: Michael Oliver Wright, 38, N.E. Brinkerhoff; and Melissa Dawn Alsdorf, 35, N.W. 34th Ave. Both of the Okeechobee residents were charged w ith the felonies of burglary of a dwelling and burglary of a conveyance, as well as two misdemeanor counts of petit theft each. Both were booked into the Okeechobee County Jail on bonds of $15,000 each. Wright remains in jail, while Alsdorf has been released on bond. An arrest report by Detective Javier Gonzalez, of the Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Of ce (OCSO), stated the victim in this case had reported on Oct. 26 his car stereo had been stolen along with a number of items from his home. Those items included: three bicycles; an electronic gaming system and controllers; a 20-inch at screen television; an electric guitar with an ampli er; and, the water purifying system. The report stated OCSO Deputy Fred Bradley took the initial theft report and during his portion of the investigation noticed the stolen water system and bicycles at Alsdorf’s home. The case was later turned over to Detective Gonzalez who also went to Alsdorf’s home. As he walked through her home, the detective reportedly saw the gaming system and controllers, the television, the guitar and the leather-wrapped ampli er. According to the detective, Wright and Alsdorf had reportedly already pawned the car stereo at a local pawn shop. Man and woman jailed on burglary charges Melissa Dawn Alsdorf Michael Oliver Wright Okeechobee Healthy Start board to meet Nov. 6Okeechobee Healthy Start Coalition board of directors will meet Wednesday, Nov. 6 at 11 a.m. at their of ce located in the White House Plaza, 1132 S. Parrott Ave. The meeting is open to the public. The Okeechobee Healthy Start Coalition is part of a statewide networ k of coalitions responsible for planning and implementing services for pregnant women and infants. The coalition is made up of citizens interested in promoting healthy families and healthy outcomes for babies in Okeechobee. For information, contact executive director Kay Begin at 863-462-5877.Craft Fair in the Woods planned for Nov. 9The Craft Fair in the Woods will be held on Saturday, Nov. 9 from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. at Freedom Ranch, 11655 U.S. 441 S.E. There will be handmade and homemade items, with Christmas decor, jewelry, woodcrafts, ne art, baked goods and so much more. For information on the event, or to become a vendor, call 863-763-9800.Republicans plan grand opening at new of ceThe Chamber of Commerce of Okeechobee County will facilitate a Grand Opening at the Okeechobee Of ce for the Republican Party on Monday, Nov. 11 from 5 until 7 p.m. The Republican Party’s new location is 1126 S. Parrott Ave., in the White House Plaza. There will be refreshments, a ribbon cutting and a chance to meet your representative. For information, e-mail info@okeechobeebusiness.com or call 863-467-6246.Chamber of Commerce hosts Couponing ClassThe Chamber of Commerce of Okeechobee County will host Brittany Ramos, author o f ‘ThePrudentPatron.com,’ for a 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 percent or more! The class will be held Wednesday, Nov. 13 Please register with the Chamber of Commerce of Okeechobee County at 863-467-6246; or, go to the web site www.okeechobeebusiness.com. There will be a $5 fee that you will be able to pay right online when you register. Community Events


2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Obituaries should be submitted to t he Okeechobee News by e-mailing o bits@newszap.com. Customers may also r equest photos and links to online guest b ooks. A link to the obituaries is available at w ww.newszap.com.Edward R. Sippert, 58OKEECHOBEE — Edward R. Sippert of Okeechobee died Oct. 28, 2013. He was born Oct. 31, 1954 in Chicago, Ill. He was a resident of Okeechobee for 48 years. He was a general contractor. Mr. Sippert was preceded in death by his parents, Helen and Clarence Sippert. He is survived by three daughters, Logan Sippert of Okeechobee, Deidra Perez of Palm City and Michelle Perez of Okeechobee; ve grandchildren; four brothers, John Stevens, Bobby Sippert (Alice), Mike Sippert all of Okeechobee and Glenn Sippert (Patti) of Palm Bay; two sisters, Joyce Sippert of Okeechobee and Dee Grimshaw (Gary) of Ga.; and a host of nieces and nephews. Memorial services will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 2, 2013 at Buxton & Bass Okeechobee Funeral Home. Those wishing to leave a message of condolence may sign the online register book at www. OkeechobeeFuneralHome.com All arrangements are entrusted to the direction and care of the Buxton, Bass and Conway families of the Buxton & Bass Okeechobee Funeral Home, 400 North Parrott Avenue, Okeechobee Florida 34972. Lorene Harvey Hancock, 87KENANSVILLE — Lorene Harvey Hancock passed away Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2013 in Okeechobee. She was 87. Born January 30, 1926 in Holopaw, Florida, to Bessie Johns and Hub Harvey. She was preceded in death by her loving husband, William Wesley Hancock. She is survived by her three sons, Leland (Linda) Hancock of Kenansville, Hubert (Joyce) Hancock of Abbeville, Ala., and Sammy (Ann) Hancock of Okeechobee; eight grandchildren; and numerous grand and great-grand children. Services were held in Kenansville on October 25th, 2013.Mattie Wyatt, 92OKEECHOBEE — Mattie Wyatt of Okeechobee died Oct. 27, 2013. She was born April 17, 1914 in Horry County, South Carolina. She was a resident of Okeechobee for 56 years. She enjoyed gardening, sewing, shing, and talking and visiting with people. She was a tough, strong and beautiful woman. She was a member of the Okeechobee Missionary Baptist Church. Mrs. Wyatt was preceded in death by her husband, Forest Wyatt, Sr.; and three daughters, Martha Ann Mobley, Carolyn Rutledge and Dora Jane Amason. She is survived by two sons, Forest Wyatt, Jr. (Dixie) and Bill Wyatt; daughter, Beatrice Castorina all of Okeechobee; 13 grandchildren; 26 greatgrandchildren; 19 great-great-grandchildren; and sister, Susie Curlee (Tecil) of Charlotte, N.C. Visitation will be 10 a.m. until services at 11 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 31, 2013 at Okeechobee Missionary Baptist Church. Interment will follow at Evergreen Cemetery. Those wishing to leave a message of condolence may sign the online register book at www. OkeechobeeFuneralHome.com All arrangements are entrusted to the direction and care of the Buxton, Bass and Conway families of the Buxton & Bass Okeechobee Funeral Home, 400 North Parrott Avenue, Okeechobee Florida 34972. Robert Lee NewsomeOKEECHOBEE — Robert Lee Newsome died Oct. 26, 2013. No services will be held. Those wishing to leave a message of condolence may sign the online register book at, www.OkeechobeeFuneralHome.com All arrangements are entrusted to the direction and care of the Buxton, Bass and Conway families of the Buxton & Bass Okeechobee Funeral Home, 400 North Parrott Avenue, Okeechobee Florida 34972.Ruth ‘Bobbie’ Kauffman, 61OKEECHOBEE — Ruth “Bobbie” Kauffman of Okeechobee, died Oct. 26, 2013. She was born April 20, 1952 in Stubenville, Ohio to Robert and Dorothy McDonald. She was preceded in death by her parents; and her brother, Chester Mick McDonald. She is survived by two daughters, Rochelle Kauffman and Nicole Eglinger (Mr. Eglinger); son, Jason Kauffman; two sisters, Dottie Gluhm (James) of Trenton, Fla., and Virginia Thompson (Ted) of Pineyfork, Ohio; brother, Donald Kirk McDonald (Penny); 12 grandchildren; many loving nieces, nephews and great-grandchildren. Memorial services will be 1 p.m. 3 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 16, 2013 at Buxton & Bass Okeechobee Funeral Home. Those wishing to leave a message of condolence may sign the online register book at, w ww.OkeechobeeFuneralHome.com All arrangements are entrusted to the direction and care of the Buxton, Bass and Conway families of the Buxton & Bass Okeechobee Funeral Home, 400 North Parrott Avenue, Okeechobee Florida 34972.Scott Allen PietroOKEECHOBEE — Scott Allen Piertro died Oct. 27, 2013. No services will be held. Those wishing to leave a message of condolence may sign the online register book at, www.OkeechobeeFuneralHome.com All arrangements are entrusted to the direction and care of the Buxton, Bass and Conway families of the Buxton & Bass Okeechobee Funeral Home, 400 North Parrott Avenue, Okeechobee Florida 34972.Stanley ‘Gator’ Keith Caston, 60OKEECHOBEE — Stanley “Gator” Keith Caston, 60, Okeechobee died Sunday, October 27, 2013. He was born April 22, 1953 in Goddardsburg, Alabama. He enjoyed playing music, singing and performing. Mr. Stanley was preceded in death by his brother, Rock Caston; his mother, Mary Ellen Caston; father, Dewey Caston. He is survived by his son, Thaddaeus Caston of Kemah, Texas; three daughters, Tabatha Caston King of Iuka, Miss., Shelena Borden (Chris) of Tennessee and Cassandra Caston of Lake Worth; nine grandchildren; one great grandchild; two brothers, Kenneth Caston (Linda) and Tim Caston (Kathy) of Iuka, Miss; four sisters, Judy Marlar (Wade) of Hattiesburg, Miss., Susan Belue of Elizabethtown, Ky., Donna Ham (Danny) of Iuka, Miss. and Renee Shull of Burnsville, Miss. Private services will be held at a later date. Those wishing to leave a message of condolence may sign the online register book at, www.OkeechobeeFuneralHome.com All arrangements are entrusted to the direction and care of the Buxton, Bass and Conway families of the Buxton & Bass Okeechobee Funeral Home, 400 North Parrott Avenue, Okeechobee Florida 34972. 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For the dining pleasure of our ticket holders, we will offer dinner service at 4:30 p.m. and at 6:30 p.m. The same bountiful and luscious menu featuring cuisine of Hawaiian-, Polynesianand Asian-in uenced avors will be offered at both seatings. Tickets are only $12 per person and can be purchased from any member of the Chapter. Seating is limited and no tickets will be sold at the door. Contact Mrs. Neicha Spiller at 863-3577084 or Mary Ann Holt at 863-763-5210 for information or to order your tickets.Class of ‘94 plans reunionThe Okeechobee High School Class of 1994 reunion is planned for Saturday, Nov. 2 at the KOA from 7 until 11 p.m. Tickets are $25 per person. For information, contact Holly Branch Young at 863634-8262.Legion offers Sunday bingoAmerican Legion 64 will host Sunday night bingo on Nov. 3 at 6:30 p.m. Doors open at 5 p.m. in the bingo area. The kitchen will offer a limited menu. Payoffs will be determined by player attendance. 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Okeechobee Missionary Baptist Church 4212 Hwy 441 N. will host a Thanksgiving Harvest Festival on Nov. 2 starting at 10 a.m. There will be food, games and a lot of family fun. For more information, please call 863-763-3681. 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 w ith 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, w hite 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. Southern Grace will minister in song at Point of Light Fellowship, 15399 Hwy. 78 Lakeport, Fla. on Nov. 3 at 10:30 a.m. There w ill be a BBQ potluck dinner after. For more information, contact Teresa Woodhan at 863-227-4037. Believers Fellowship Church 300 S.W. Sixth Ave., in conjunction with the Okeechobee Ministerial Association, will hold a bene t Bar-B-Que for the Pentecostals of Okeechobee on Saturday, Nov. 9, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The menu consists of BBQ chicken with all the xins, dessert and a beverage. The cost of the meal is $10. There will be a gospel sing throughout the day. Plan on attending and help a church in need. To place orders for delivery, call 863-634-0515 or 863-763-4843. The nal organizational meeting will be held on Monday, Nov. 4 at 6 p.m. at Believers Fellowship Church. If you would like to help please attend the meeting. A memorial service for Rene Hernandez, w ho went home to the Lord on Oct. 16, will be held on Sunday, Nov. 10, at 2 p.m. at the Believers Fellowship Church 300 S.W. Sixth Ave. All friends of Rene are invited to attend this special time of remembrance. An old-fashioned tent revival featuring many guest speakers will be held from Nov. 11 to 16, at 7 p.m. nightly, at 1416 State Road 70 East, next to Racetrac. Everyone is welcome. Come for fellowship, prayer, healing and salvation. For more information, call Pastor Mark Smith at 863-763-4127. A Praise and Worship Concert will be held in Flagler Park on Saturday, Nov. 16, from 7 to 10 p.m. Bring an open heart and a chair. Bands and singers who would like to be 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 863-7631699. "Bible at Lunch Time" at First United Methodist Church has resumed for the fall, same time, same place, but the day of the week has changed. Everyone is invited to bring a sack lunch (drinks are provided) on Thursdays at 11:30 a.m., Room #21, 200 N.W. Second St. The fall study is "Adventures in Prayer." Participants will look at the prayers of Daniel, David, Paul and, of course, Jesus, in a study from Moody by Stuart Briscoe; prayers and hymns from some of the masters: Augustine, the Welseys and the Reformers; the contemporary prayers of Catherine Marshall, Joyce Meyers, Henry Blackaby and Ravi Zacharias. For more information, call Nancy Vaughan at the church, 863-763-4021. Jesus Holy Ghost Crusade Ministry Soup Kitchen and Thrift Store 1401 N.E. Park St., is in need of donations of any type. All donations are tax deductible. Help is needed 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. Victory Baptist Church 500 S.W. 9th St, would like to invite the public to attend any or all of their services each Sunday. Sunday School is at 10 a.m. for all ages. Morning worship service is at 10:45 a.m. and includes old fashion singing and praising God. The youth "band," consists of the piano, violin, mandolin and guitar, as well as, various singing groups. Be blessed with the preaching of God's Word (KJV) and a church family with a heart of love. Wednesday evening prayer and Bible study is at 7 p.m. For more information, please call: 863-763-0669. Local churches host special programs


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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! FAMILY MEDICINE W hen you are sick or need to see a doctor, you likely do not feel or act like your normal healthy self. Whether you are experiencing fatigue, dizziness, nausea, or a host of other symptoms, Having a Primary Care Provider is important, even if you are healthyyour ability to thoroughly communicate about your condition and comprehend the doctors medical advice may be compromised. This is just one reason why it is bene“cial to have an existing relationship with a Primary Care Provider, before you actually need one. Another bene“t to having an existing relationship with a Primary Care Provider is having a baseline point of reference for your physical health (for example your weight, cholesterol & blood pressure). This knowledge, as well as you and your familys medical history, can help promote an accurate diagnosis and help proactively monitor patients risk factors. Generally a patients overall comfort level and con“dence in their physician is increased when the patient has an existing relationship with the physician. With this increased con“dence, comes trust. When patients know and trust their physician (vs. meeting the physician for the “rst time when they are sick or need healthcare) patients can more easily and openly communicate ALL of their health and wellness concerns. Certainly patient outcomes bene“t when physicians have the whole picture of their patients health. One of the reasons people give for not proactively seeing a doctor is their lack of time. If you think you are too busy to have your cholesterol levels checked, just imagine how your schedule will be affected if you suffer a heart attack? 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The City of Okeechobee will close the streets between Flagler Parks 2-6 as a matter of public safety. Those who plan to give out candy are asked to look for the men in orange at the park, who will 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.Handy Store hosts Halloween CelebrationThe Handy Food Store, 2790 Hwy 441 South, next to the Home Depot. Will host a Haunted Halloween Celebration Wednesday, Oct. 30 from 7 p.m. 8:30 p.m. there will be candy bags, costume contest, snacks, music and more.Church to host Halloween partyThe Okeechobee Christian Church, 3055 S.E. 18th terrace, will host a Trunk-N-Treat on Oct. 31 from 6 p.m. 8:30 p.m. There will be games, food and treats. Public Library plans Halloween StorytimeThe Okeechobee Public Library will hold a Halloween Storytime on Wednesday, Oct. 30, at 3:30 p.m. Participants are invited to come in costume. The group will celebrate “trick-or-treat” following the story.Legion hosts Fall FestivalThe Okeechobee American Legion will hold a Fall Festival with carnival rides Oct. 31-Nov. 3 on the Legion Grounds at 501 S.E. Second St. The festival will open at 5 p.m. on Thursday and Friday; at noon on Saturday; and, 1 p.m. on Sunday. Halloween Happenings


2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 ORTHOPAEDICS Dr. Benjamin Epstein Dr. Epstein is an experienced orthopaedic surgeon, who has been in practice for 20 years. Dr. Epstein is Board Certi“ed by the American Osteopathic Academy of Orthopedics. Great Orthopaedic CareRight Here in OkeechobeeOrthopaedic Specialists at Raulerson is located at 1924 Hwy 441 North, Okeechobee (just north of the Hospital, in the blue-roof building) Call for an appointment 863-357-0540. We Treat Kids Too! For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 863-357-0540 .Orthopaedic Specialists at Raulerson offers a full range of orthopaedic services including: € Total Hip and Knee Replacements € Arthroscopic Surgery & Sports Medicine € Pediatric Orthopedics € Work Related injuries Most insurances and Medicare are accepted. 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 e national event Small Business SaturdayŽ will be occurring on November 30. e Okeechobee News will feature a Salute to Small Business section inside the Holiday Traditions section, publishing November 27 and the Friday, November 29 edition of our paper. is section will also be online all year long at orida.newszap.com You may elect to run your ad in either the Holiday Traditions publication or the Friday edition of the Okeechobee News, or both Call today for details! 863.763.3134 Space reservation and copy deadline: November 18th 13 Okeechobee News October 30, 2013 Special to the Okeechobee News/ Shirley PalmerOHS Marching Band rated Superior in all categoriesThe OHS Marching Band participated in Florida’s Bandmasters Association’s Music Performance Assessments in Jensen Beach on Oct. 26. They received a Superior rating in every category. They are now preparing for a trip to the state competition in St. Petersburg on Nov. 23. The y will be reach out to the community for assistance for this trip. To see more pictures, like their Facebook page listed under Okeechobee High School Brahman Band.


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 Available Now!The 2013 – 2014 Medical Information Guidespecialsections.newszap.com 14 Okeechobee News October 30, 2013 By Eric KoppOkeechobee News A couple was arrested on a variety of felony drug charges after deputies were alerted by a local automobile dealership that they w ere apparently impaired. An Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Of ce (OCSO) arrest report indicated that even though an employee at the U.S. 441 S. dealership was unsuccessful at stopping the couple, they were taken into custody just a few blocks away. Arrested Friday, Oct. 25, were Steven Jacob Powell, 39, N.W. 35th Ave., and Kristie Nell Courson, 34, of the same Okeechobee address. Powell was charged with possession of methamphetamine and possession of a controlled substance (alprazolam) without a prescription. He was also arrested on misdemeanor charges of possession of drug paraphernalia and driving while license suspended. He is being held in the Okeechobee County Jail on $9,000 bond. Courson was charged with possession of methamphetamine, tampering with evidence, introduction of contraband into a county detention facility, possession of a controlled substance (oxycodone), possession of a controlled substance (morphine) without a prescription and possession of a controlled substance (alprazolam) without a prescription. She was also charged with the misdemeanors of possession of a harmful new legend drug without a prescription and possession of drug paraphernalia. She is being held in the county jail on $32,000 bond. The arrest report by Deputy John Hazy stated a gold Jeep Liberty had left the dealership and was heading north on the fourlane highway. While talking with a sheriff’s of ce dispatcher, the caller said the woman in the car had a syringe in her arm while at the dealership, added Deputy Hazy. OCSO Deputy Matt Hurst stopped the vehicle near the 3200 block of U.S. 441 S. After Deputy Hurst had placed Powell in wrist restraints, he apparently saw Courson trying to hide something between the passenger seat and the center console. As Courson got out of the Jeep, Deputy Hurst allegedly saw a syringe near the center console and a cap to the syringe in the passenger seat where the woman was sitting. During a search of the vehicle the deputies reportedly found: a broken glass pipe; a cigarette package containing several pills; three pill bottles belonging to Powell; and, a small plastic baggie containing suspected methamphetamine. When that substance was eld tested, it reportedly indicated a positive result for the presence of methamphetamine. The suspected meth weighed .2 grams, added the arrest report. As OCSO Deputy Fred Bradley was preparing to take Courson to jail, she was apparently seen trying to hide some sort of container in the back of his patrol car. Deputy Hazy said that container held 15 oxycodone 30mg pills, ve oxycodone 15mg pills and one alprazolam 5mg bar. “She had not been thoroughly searched due to no female deputy being available,” stated Deputy Hazy in his report. Once at the jail, she was searched again and a small box was reportedly found under her bra. The box apparently contained two, 10mg morphine pills and one, 10mg cyclobenzaprine pill. Although morphine is a narcotic, cyclobenzaprine is not. Deputy Hazy added that pills found in the cigarette box were: ve, methocarbamol 500mg; two acetaminophen and oxycodone 325mg/10mg; and one acetaminophen 500mg pill, which is not a controlled substance. He went on to say that two o f the three prescription bottles found on Powell contained the proper medications. One clonazepam bottle was also found to have three alprazolam 2mg bars in it, added the deputy. Records also indicate Courson has had several run-ins with the law lately and is currently free on bond. On July 11 she was arrested in Okeechobee on felony charges of possession of a controlled substance (oxycodone), grand theft, giving false information to a pawnbroker and dealing in stolen property. Her bond was set at $22,500 and she was released from the county jail on bond. She was arrested that same day on a Glades County warrant charging her with grand theft. She was released from the Glades County Jail on Oct. 14 after posting $10,000 bond. Then, according to records, Courson was arrested on Oct. 1 in Okeechobee County on a charge of grand theft. Her bond was set at $5,000, and she was released from jail after posting bond. Report: Couple caught with methamphetamine, pills Kristie Nell Courson Steven J. Powell 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).  Jesus Torres, 26, N.W. 35th Ave., Okeechobee, was arrested Oct. 26 by the Okeechobee Narcotics Task Force on a federal warrant charging him with the felony of conspiracy to manufacture/distribute/ possess with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of methamphetamine. He is being held without bond.  Nathaniel Aaron T. Doctor, 17, S.E. 23rd St., Okeechobee, was arrested Oct. 26 by Deputy Cody Hurst on a felony charge of aggravated battery with a deadly weapon and a misdemeanor charge of affray. He was booked into the Okeechobee County Jail then released into the custody of a family member.  Faith Marie Kahn, 19, S.E. Fifth St., Okeechobee, was arrested Oct. 26 by Ofcer Ryan Holroyd on felony charges of possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine), and misdemeanor charges of possession of drug paraphernalia (three counts). Her bond was set at $6,500.  Christopher Lee Jenkins, 37, N.E. Seventh Lane, Okeechobee, was arrested Oct. 28 by Of cer Cesar Romero on a felony charge of petit theft, and misdemeanor charges of trespass after warning and resisting a merchant. His bond was set at $6,000.  Jason Travis Gwaltney, 22, U.S. 441 S.E., Okeechobee, was arrested Oct. 28 by Deputy Joe Gracie on an Okeechobee County warrant charging him with the felonies of dealing in stolen property ( ve counts), giving false information to a secondary metals recycler ( ve counts), burglary of a structure and burglary of a dwelling. His bond was set at $57,500. 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 Arrests


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Estate SaleESTATE SALE EVERYDAY 10/30-11/10 9:30AM 2:30PM SE 43RD TRACE IN KINGS BAY, TAKE 2ND RIGHT TO THE END OF THE STREET AT CUL-DE-SAC *ESTATE SALE* NOV. 1ST & 2ND 8:00 AM TO 1:00 PM 1510 SE 6TH STREET LOTS OF EVERYTHING REASONABLY PRICED! Garage/ Yard SalesWe Buy Estates Antiques, Collectibles, Household, Tools, Jewelry and etc. Call 863-697-8906 Need a few more bucks to purchase something deer? Pick up some extra bucks when you sell your used items in the classifeids. Employment Full TimeDrivers: $5,000 Sign-On Bonus! Great Pay! Consistent Freight, Great Miles on this Regional Account. Werner Enterprises: 1-888-567-4854Raulerson Hospital Housekeeping Supervisor position Please apply in person @1796 Hwy 441 N M-F 9 to 5. EEO 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. 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. MiscellaneousVERY NICE 18CF. KENMORE REFRIG. WITH ICE MAKER GREAT CONDITION $125.00 EZGO GOLF CART IN GOOD CONDITION $1,295.00 FREE CHARGER WITH CART. 863-763-1734 OR 618-292-8803 ApartmentsLarge Tiled APT in town. 2/2, w/d hook up, lawn maint included, $750 + $300 sec. (863) 634-3572. NW 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. of town center. Lawn, pest, trash and water included $ 498.00 mo. Call for details. Mon Fri. No Pets 863-467-9800. ApartmentsOKEECHOBEE 1/1, in Quiet country setting on water, clean, furnished, cable, elec, satellite incld. $600/mo plus sec (863)467-1950 On The Rim Canal 2 sm travel trailers not in a park 1BR each 1 with enclosure $475. mth, the other is $450. mth incd ele/gas/basic dish. Sec dep $300. no pets. 863-697-0214. 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 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 AFFORDABLE new house Large 3BR, 2 BA, Large yard. Bring pets. Available for monthly rental. $950 mo. 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, 2BA, 2 acres, FR, LR, 2 porches, detached gar. & carport, lg. Oaks. 1st, last sec. Refs. $1200/mo. (561) 346-4692 Office Space Rent “Next to Court House” Commercial Space 500 SF and up First month rent free 863-467-0651 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 RentNICE CLEAN Newly Renovated 2bd & 1bd homes in nice quiet adult park, small dog okay, Security required. 863-517-5111 or 239-246-6301 One mans trash is another mans treasure. Turn your trash to treasure with an ad in the classifieds. Mobile HomeSale55+ Park For Sale or Rent w/option to buy. 9441 Hwy 78 West, 3BR/1.5BA, Fully furnished,W/D, Big Florida room,Lots of updates. $13,000 OBO (219)384-3407 FOR SALE 2 BED/2 BATH MOBILE HOME IN SEMINOLE COVE 55+ PARK. LOTS OF UPDATES, FURNISHED, IMMEDIATE POSSESSION. $84,500 CALL 815-716-0872 NEWLY RENOVATED Homes for sale in small adult park. Cheaper than paying rent. Call 239-246-6301 or 863-517-5111 Campers/RVsWanted all Travel Trailers, Motor Homes and Fifth Wheels. Any Condition, Cash paid on the spot Call 941-347-7171 Autos WantedCASH FOR CARS No Title Needed, Any Condition. 268junk.com Located in Okeechobee Call (863)268-5865 How do you find a job in todays competitive market? In the employment section of the classifieds Its never too late to find the perfect gift. Look for it in the classifieds. 15 Okeechobee News October 30, 2013 Reading a newspaper leads you to the best products and services.No wonder newspaper readers earn more money!


Public NoticeEXTENSION OF EXISTING LEASE TERM CATTLE LEASE OPERATION OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA The South Florida Water Management District, B-1 Building, 3301 Gun Club Road, West Palm Beach, Florida 33406, will be extending the term of a cattle lease number 4600002051 for approximately 4,465.22 acres more or less, located in: Section 19, 20, 21, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, Township 36 South, Range 35 East, Okeechobee County, Florida Further information on this extension can be obtained by contacting Sharman Rose, Sr. Contract Specialist, Procurement Bureau at: (561) 682-2167 455781 ON 10/30;11/6,13/2013 PUBLIC NOTICE A meeting of the local Emergency Food and Shelter Board will be held on Thursday, November 7, 2013 at 5:00 p.m. at the Big Lake Lab, located at 610 N. Parrott Ave. in Okeechobee. Public or private voluntary agencies interested in applying for these funds should call the Chair before above date to apply. Deadline for applications is November 6, 2013 before 5:00 p.m. A National Board that is chaired by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) consists of representatives from the American Red Cross, Catholic Charities, USA, National Council of the Churches in Christ in the USA, The Salvation Army, and the United Way. A local board is charged to distribute funds appropriated by Congress to help expand the capacity of food and shelter programs around the Country. Under the terms of the grant from the National Board, local Agencies chosen to receive funds must: be private voluntary non-pro ts or units of government; have an accounting system; practice nondiscrimination; have demonstrated the capability to deliver emergency food and/or shelter programs; and if a private voluntary organization, they must have a voluntary board. Local Chair, Mary Anne Swinford @ (863) 763-5725. 455763 ON 10/30/2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION CASE NO. 47-2012-CA-000301 T HE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON FKA THE BANK OF NEW YORK,AS T RUSTEE FOR THE CERTIFICATEHOLDERS OF CWABS INC., ASSETBACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2007-7, Plaintiff, V S. WINIFRED J. JAMES, LEE JAMES, UNKNOWN TENANT(s), Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Summary Final Judgment of Foreclosure led September 25, 2013 entered in Civil Case No. 47-2012CA-000301 of the Circuit Court of the NINETEENTH Judicial Circuit in and for Okeechobee County, Okeechobee, Florida, the Clerk of Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in the Jury Assembly Room, 2nd Floor of the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 312 Northwest 3rd Street, Jury Assembly Room, 2nd Floor, Okeechobee, FL. 34972 in accordance with Chapter 45, Florida Statutes on the 20th day of November, 2013 at 11:00 AM on the following described property as set forth in said Summary Final Judgment, towit: Lot 40, R-Bar Estates, according to the Plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 5, Pages 31 and 32, Public Records of Okeechobee County, Florida. A ny person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens, must le a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated this 26th day of September, 2013. SHARON ROBERTSON CLERK OF TH CIRCUIT COURT BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk MCCALLA RAYMER, LLC, A TTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF 110 SE 6TH STREET FORT LAUDERDALE, FL 33301 (407) 674-1850 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. 454430 ON 10/30;11/6/2013 Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File No. 472013CP000102CPAXMX IN RE: ESTATE OF ELSIE M. LANIER, Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of ELSIE M. LANIER, deceased, whose date of death was July 14, 2013; File Number 472013CP000102CPAXMX, 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 curator and the curator’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 ON OR BEFORE THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER. THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE 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 THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIOD 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 30 2013. Reliance Trust Company Curator 3601 PGA Boulevard Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410 Randell C. Doane, Esq. Attorney for Curator Email: rcdoane@doanelaw.com Secondary Email: ngarrigan@doanelaw.com; dwiggins@doanelaw.com Florida Bar No. 0315321 Doane & Doane, P. A. 2000 PGA Boulevard, Suite 4410 North Palm Beach, Florida 33408 Telephone: (561) 656-0200 455566 ON 10/30;11/6/2013 Public Notice OKEECHOBEE COUNTY NE 80th AVENUE AND NE 48th STREET CULVERT REPLACEMENT AND INTERSECTION IMPROVEMENT PROJECT BID # 201319 C&T PROJECT NUMBER 12-148 INVITATION TO BID Sealed BIDS will be received by Okeechobee County Board of County Commissioners until 3:00 P.M., local time, on December 3, 2013 at 304 NW 2nd Street Room 222. BIDS 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 BIDS shall be based on furnishing all materials, equipment, and labor for the # 2013-19 NE 80th AVENUE AND NE 48th STREET CULVERT REPLACEMENT AND INTERSECTION IMPROVEMENT PROJECT. All materials furnished and all work performed shall be in accordance with the Drawings, Speci cations and Contract Documents as prepared by Culpepper & Terpening Engineers, Inc. and/or pertaining thereto, which may be examined at or obtained from: Engineer Culpepper & Terpening Engineers, Inc. 2980 South 25th Street Fort Pierce, Florida 34981 Phone: (772) 464-3537; Fax: (561) 464-9497 Or Owner Okeechobee County Board of County Commissioners 304 NW 2nd Street, Room 123 Okeechobee, FL 34972 (863) 763-6441 A non-refundable deposit of $125.00 will be required for each set of Construction Plans, Speci cations and Contract Documents. Checks are to be made payable to Culpepper & Terpening Engineers, Inc. Contract Documents can be obtained by express mail upon receipt of vendor’s check and express mail account number. Contract documents can also be downloaded at no cost at the following FTP: https://ct-eng.basecamphq.com/id/ invitatations/3d297508c0edc8dbcf365e8265146982 Enter the following case sensitive username and password. Username: GuestCT Password: Culpepper At the FTP site, look for the Okeechobee County/NE 80th Culvert Replacement and Intersection improvements/ directory to locate the bid documents and plans. Bidders will con ne their bids to the project in its entirety. Partial bids will not be accepted. Each bidder will submit with their bid evidence that the bidder is licensed to perform the work and services or quali ed by examination to be so licensed. Bidders who fail to include proper evidence of licensure will be considered non-responsive and their Bid will be discarded. Each bid must be submitted in TRIPLICATE (ONE ORIGINAL & TWO COPIES) and accompanied by an acceptable Bid Bond or Certi ed Check, in an amount equal to at least ve percent (5%) of the amount of the bid payable to the Okeechobee County Board of County Commissioners, as a guarantee that if the bid is accepted the bidder will execute the contract and le acceptable performance and payment surety bonds equal to one hundred percent (100%) of the contract price within ten (10) days after written notice of the award of contract. Contractors currently in default on a construction contract or currently in Litigation with Okeechobee County or another municipality may not submit a Bid Proposal for this Contract. Contractors submitting a bid under any of the circumstances mentioned will be rejected as being non-responsive. No bidder may withdraw their bid for a period of ninety (90) days after date set for opening of the bids. There will be a MANDATORY pre-bid conference on November 13, 2013 at 10:00 AM at Okeechobee County Historic Courthouse, 304 NW 2nd Street, Room 201, Okeechobee, FL 34972 Written questions shall be submitted to the Engineer no later than November 20, 2013 by 3:00 PM. If any questions are submitted, an addendum will be sent out to those in attendance at the mandatory pre-bid conference addressing the questions. The Owner reserves the right to reject any and all bids, waive informalities in any bid, and delete any portion of the project, at the sole judgment of the Owner. 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 the Engineer. Additionally, it is incumbent upon all bidders to conduct a personal investigation as to the requirements of the Owner. The Owner has the right to accept or reject any or all bids. Bids must be sealed and the outside of the envelope MUST be marked: “BID OKEECHOBEE COUNTY NE 80th AVENUE AND NE 48th STREET CULVERT REPLACEMENT AND INTERSECTION IMPROVEMENT PROJECT, County Bid # 2013-19, C&T PROJECT “ # 12-148 “ Sharon Roberson, Clerk Frank Irby, Chairman Board of County Commissioners Board of County Commissioners Okeechobee County, Florida Okeechobee County, Florida 455785 ON 10/30/2013 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 Earn some extra cash. Sell your used items in the classifieds Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File No. 13-CP-121 IN RE: ESTATE OF JEFFREY CLARK PIERSON Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of Jeffrey Clark Pierson, deceased, whose date of death was August 21, 2013 and whose social security number is 158-34-7645, is pending in the Circuit Court for Okeechobee County, Probate Division, the address of 16 Okeechobee News October 30, 2013which is 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, FL 34972. All creditors of the estate of the decedent and persons having claims or demands against the estate of the decedent other than those for whom provision for full payment was made in the Order of Administration must le their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE 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 the 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 THE 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 30, 2013. Dated this 22nd day of October, 2013. Phoebe Pierson Carleton Personal Representative Attorney for Personal Representative: Devin R. Maxwell Attorney for Petitioner Florida Bar No. 172693 eservice@maxwellandmaxwell.net Maxwell & Maxwell, P.A. 405 NW 3rd Street Okeechobee, FL 34972 Telephone: (863) 763 1119 455502 ON 10/30;11/6/2013 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 VENTUR A 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, FLORID A 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 FO R OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA, RECORDED IN PLAT BOO K 3, PAGE 25. TOGETHER WITH A DOUBLE WIDE MOBILE HOME, TITLE #’S 16118255 AND 16118256 AND V1N #’S 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 COUR T BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Cler k 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 READING A NEWSPAPER MAKES YOU A MORE INFORMED AND INTERESTING PERSON. No wonder newspaper readers are more popular! Earn some extra cash. 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Available now, members of the Okeechobee County Parks & Recreation youth soccer organization are eligible to receive a certi cate redeemable for a free soccer ball at St. Lucie Battery and Tire; no purchase is necessary. The certi cate is also redeemable for tire discounts and store promotions. For every MICHELIN¨ tire sold during the 30-day promotional period, Okeechobee County Parks & Recreation will receive a $2 donation. Since the program's inception, Michelin has donated more than $17 million in dollars and equipment to youth soccer organizations across the country. In addition to handing out equipment to participating leagues, Michelin and its participating dealers also make cash donations to the leagues based on the number of Michelin tires sold. The funds are often used to offset maintenance costs of the eld, provide gear and uniforms for the team or assist with enrolling children in youth soccer programs. "The Michelin Soccer program is an extension of our mission to provide drivers with quality, safe tires so they can continue to travel to the soccer eld and enjoy the sport," said Jason Strand, Michelin marketing manager. "Whether on the eld or on the road, we've got you covered." In addition, families from the Okeechobee County Parks & Recreation who participate in the Michelin Soccer Program are eligible to receive tire discounts on the purchase of a set of four new MICHELIN tires during the promotional period of Oct. 25 to Nov. 24, 2013. To learn more about the Michelin Soccer Program, visit MichelinMan.com. To nd out more about St. Lucie Battery and Tire, contact Patty Wells, 863-357-2431, at 198 U.S. Highway 98 N. in Okeechobee or visit www. slbatterytire.com. Dedicated to the improvement of sustainable mobility, Michelin designs, manufactures and sells tires for every type of vehicle, including airplanes, automobiles, bicycles, earthmovers, farm equipment, heavy-duty trucks and motorcycles. The company also publishes travel guides, hotel and restaurant guides, maps and road atlases. Headquartered in Greenville, S.C., Michelin North America (www.michelinman.com) employs more than 22,000 and operates 18 major manufacturing plants in 16 locations. For more information, visit www.MichelinMedia.com. St. Lucie Battery and Tire supports youth soccer By Charles M. MurphyOkeechobee News  The Okeechobee High School Lady Brahman bowling team defeated Sebring in their nal match of the regular season, 4-3. Okeechobee lost the rst game 771-745, w on the second game 779-682, and two baker games 146-137, and 190-150. Jessica Olney rolled a high game of 192, Kirsten Doney 184, and Ashley Byrd 161. Coach Carole Olney said she got the girls regrouped after the rst game and they dug down deep and came through. "We beat one of the best teams in our district at their home turf and I'm so proud of everyone on the team," she said. The Sebring boys defeated Okeechobee 7-0. Sebring knocked over 1,000 pins in each game in a strong performance. The OHS bowling team nished out of the running at the District Tournament in Stuart on Monday. The girls nished in fth place led by Jessica Olney who rolled a 618 series. Ashley Byrd bowled a high game of 187 and Kirsten Doney bowled a high game of 178. Meghen Davis had a high game of 158. The Brahman boy's team was led by Brian Chapman who bowled a 608 series. Austin Walker rolled a 200 game during the tournament. Coach Carole Olney said districts included a change in lane after every game and that the team didn't adjust fast enough to the way the lanes read. Olney said the girls played well in the rst and third games but let up in the second game and couldn't recover. The team did improve one position from last year's sixth place nish. No individual bowlers made it to the state tournament this year. The cutoff was 620 pins for the girls. Olney said seniors Samuel Rogers, Raina Robinson and Kirsten Doney bowled their nal high school match at districts. The OHS volleyball team, (14-10), quali ed for regional last week with a win over South Fork. The Lady Brahmans were swept by Jensen Beach in the championship match on Thursday. Okeechobee will travel to Pembroke Pines Charter School on Wednesday, Oct. 30, at 7 p.m. to compete in the regional quarter nal match. The Okeechobee Youth Football League senior team will compete in a playoff game this Saturday versus Frostproof, a team they defeated 16-0 earlier in the year. The game will be played in Lake Placid. Okeechobee Sports News in Brief ConKerr Cancer “sit & sew”ConKerr Cancer "sit & sew" will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 5 from 10:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. at the Okeechobee Presbyterian Church on Parrott Avenue. Bring your machine and child-friendly cotton fabric. Sew with other ladies who want to make a difference to a sick child. We are making holiday pillowcases to be distributed to hospitals. There will be Christmas-themed pillowcase kits available to be sewn at the meeting. For information, contact Joan at 863-467-0290.


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