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Wednesday, November 6, 2013 50¢ Plus tax V ol. 104 No. 133 15.09 feetLast Year: 15.69 feet Lake Levels S ource: South Florida Water M anagement District. Depth given in feet above sea level See page 4 for information about how to contact this newspaper.OHS student lauded for honesty ... Page 3 Youth football league team in playoff ... Page 18 U.S.A.C.E. waives fees on Veterans Day ... Page 19 By Katrina ElskenOkeechobee News The Okeechobee County Board of County Commissioners has asked the Executive Of ce of the Governor to deny Sheriff Paul May's budget appeal, claiming the "... adopted budget was neither arbitrary nor capricious," in the county's response led Oct. 25. The commissioners approved a 2013-14 budget that funds the Okeechobee County Sheriff's Of ce (OCSO), along with court security and the jail, at $13,141,844. The sheriff requested $15,347,856. Citing the high unemployment rate, a decline in business tax receipts and the fact that the county is leading the state in mortgage defaults, the county's response claims residents cannot afford the tax increase that would be necessar y to fund the sheriff's requested spending plan. "Okeechobee County has the unfortunate distinction of leading the state in mortgage defaults, with 16.78 percent of its loans in foreclosure. This indicates that the Okeechobee County answers budget challengeSee BUDGET — Page 7 Okeechobee News/ Katrina ElskenHelicopter added to MemorialA Huey helicopter was added to the Veterans Memorial in Flagler Park in downtown Okeechobee on Monday. The park will be the site of the Veterans Day services on Nov. 11 at 10 a.m. The program will include keynote speaker U.S.M.C. Sergeant Buck Thompson of the Marine 22nd Expeditionary Force. A special y over will honor Korean and Vietnam veterans. Special to the Okeechobee News The saving of lives and improving overall health has been the reason behind the annual two-day blood drive this year known as The Okeechobee 600 Blood Roundup. Begun in 2006, this drive has continued to grow through the cooperation of blood donors, November brings blood ‘roundup’ Parents call sheriff’s of ce when kids won’t go to school or bedBy Eric KoppOkeechobee News A recent spate of complaints that are either nonsensical or just an outright lie, has area law enforcement agencies spending time and money they don't have. Those calls range from parents wanting law enforcement of cers to make their child go to bed, to alleged child abuse to rapes that didn't happen. While some adults are guilt y of making these bogus calls, most of the calls lately are coming from young people. "We've recently had an in ux of it," said Major Noel Stephen, of the Okeechobee Count y Sheriff's Of ce (OCSO). "We're nding ourselves having to discipline and talk to these kids, and tell them the do's and don'ts." He went on to tell of incidents where his deputies have been called to a home only to nd out Bogus calls cost deputies timeSee BOGUS — Page 7 See BLOOD — Page 7 Dairy farmers receive state awards ... Page 17

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Special to the Okeechobee News The Okeechobee Community Choir, in its 15th year under the direction of Sandy Perry, has begun rehearsing for the annual Christmas Cantata and other seasonal selections Rehearsals are held on Sundays from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. at Okeechobee Presbyterian, 312 N. Parrott Ave., and on Monday evenings from 6 to 8 p.m. All interested singers, both locals and our Northern friends, are invited to participate. Singers should be able to match pitch and read music a little. 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 dates have been changed to Friday and Saturday, Dec. 20 and 21, and Sunday, Dec. 22. The cantata will be presented at the First United Methodist Church at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday and at 3 p.m. on Sunday. For information, call Sandy at 863-6347714. Today: Partly cloudy with a chance of rain. High of 82F. Breezy. Winds from the East at 15 to 20 mph shifting to the West in the afternoon. Chance of rain 20%. Tonight: Partly cloudy. Fog overnight. Low of 66F. Winds less than 5 mph.Extended ForecastThursday: Overcast with a chance of rain in the morning, then partly cloudy with a chance of rain. High of 84F. Winds from the NNE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 20%. Thursday Night: Partly cloudy with a chance of rain. Fog overnight. Low of 66F. Winds from the NNE at 5 to 10 mph. Friday: Partly cloudy. High of 82F. Winds from the NE at 10 to 15 mph. Friday Night: Partly cloudy. Fog overnight. Low of 66F. Winds from the NE at 5 to 10 mph. Saturday: Overcast with a chance of a thunderstorm and rain. High of 82F. Winds from the East at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 50%. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 7th Annual Cra Fair in the WoodsSaturday, November 9, 2013 € 9:00am „ 4:00pmFreedom Ranch € 11655 Hwy 441 SE € Okeechobee, FL 34974Handmade and Homemade Christmas Decorations • Jewelry • Woodcrafts Fine Art • Baked and Canned Goods • Fabric, Yarn, Paper and Wire Crafts Home and Yard Dcor and so much more Come join us for a day in the woods. Craftsmen and artists will have something just right for you or for those on your Christmas list. Relax in the beautiful surroundings as you enjoy a barbecue dinner and a bowl of swamp cabbage. Experience nature up close on a Swamp Buggy Ride and be intrigued by the talented riders and horses at the Arena Demonstration. There’ll be plenty to do, see and buy for the whole family. Interested in being a vendor? Contact Freedom Ranch/Alpha Ministries 863.763.9800 or craftfairinthewoods@gmail.com Certain restrictions and exclusions apply. Applicants must meet all State and Federal identi“cation veri“cation requirements and State age requirements. Offer not available to applicants in default on a Badcock account or in an active bankruptcy. Offer valid October 29, 2013 through December 30, 2013 at participating stores on ly. 512 W. North Park St, Okeechobee € 863.763.3823 with only atNO CreditRefused* Stylish Holiday Savings Do-it-yourself publishing at Newszap.com Wedding, engagement, birth, graduation, birthday and anniversary announcements in print and online! Publish your community news item or press release. Get 100 words and one photo for only $25Visit www.newszap.com, click on your community, and then on the link for Publish Your News Always on Top of the JobŽRe-Roofing Specialists€ Metal & Shingle Roofs € Flats & Leaks Repair FREE ESTIMATES863-357-3838State Lic.#CCC1327338 2 Okeechobee News November 6, 2013 Real Life Children’s Ranch hosting yard salesThe Real Life Children’s Ranch yard sale will open Thursday, Nov. 7 at 9 a.m. The yard sale will be open Thursday and Friday during the month of November except for Thanksgiving weekend. Okeechobee Forecast TD Bank on Parrott Avenue and branches from Florida to Maine are celebrating Operation Shoebox for our troops through Veterans Day. Our troops are appreciative of the smallest luxuries and necessities! We are collecting:  Individual-sized powdered drink mixes;  Single packages of toothbrushes;  Travel-size shampoo and toiletries;  Magazines, Sudoku or Crossword books;  iTunes gift cards;  New DVD movies;  Travel-size games;  Gum;  Writing paper and envelopes. If you would like to join the effort, bring items to the lobby of TD Bank at 1506 S. Parrott Ave. by Nov. 11. The bank will open on Veterans Day, Nov. 11, from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. TD Bank will take care of getting the items to our heroes! TD bank hosts Operation Shoebox Community choir enters its 15th year Special to the Okeechobee NewsTD Bank is celebrating Operation Shoebox through Veteran’s Day. Community members may bring “care package” items to mail to soldiers overseas to the bank.

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By Eric KoppOkeechobee News A senior at Okeechobee High School was honored recently for her honesty after she found a wallet containing $1,000 in cash and immediately gave the wallet to a dean at the school. When Erin Hudson, 18, found the wallet on Oct. 4 all she cared about was locating its owner. “I had no clue how much money was in it. All I looked to see was some sort of identi cation,” she said in a phone interview Friday, Nov. 1. Although she did nd a school ID card, she didn’t know where the owner of the w allet could be so she found OHS dean of students Daryl Roehm and gave him the w allet. “I handed it to him and he just kind of looked at me and said ‘thank you,’” recalled Ms. Hudson. For her honesty, Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Of ce (OCSO) Deputy Sergeant Mark Roberts nominated her for a Just-Us (Justice) Award. The award was presented to her Oct. 7. Sgt. Roberts, who is the supervisor of the OCSO School Resource program, described Ms. Hudson as “... an awesome kid.” “I’m glad she’s getting recognized,” he added. Sheriff Paul May also let it be known just how proud he is of Ms. Hudson, as well as other area young people. “Whenever one of our young people does something wrong, it is in the newspaper and on the radio and everyone hears about it. Whenever they do something right, you seldom hear about it,” he said. “This young lady returned this wallet with everything in it because it was the right thing to do. “The vast majority of our young people in Okeechobee do the right thing every day and we are very proud of them. I want to take this opportunity to thank her for setting an example for all of us to follow,” he added. Ms. Hudson said after she graduates this year, she plans to attend Indian River State College for a couple of years. After that, the aspiring veterinarian would like to attend Auburn University or maybe another college with a vet program. “It’s without question that Erin brings great honor and respect to herself by her actions, and to all who had anything to do with her upbringing of such deep convictions of honesty and integrity,” wrote Sgt. Roberts in his nomination letter. The OCSO sergeant said he came up with the Just-Us idea about four or ve years ago and actually modeled his program after a similar one in Canada. “I was trying to think of something to do with the kids,” he said. He went on to state in his letter that the missive was not only one of gratitude, “... but an opportunity to express on behalf of the Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Of ce the highest praise and recognition for Erin’s genuinely honest and ethical personal character.” Erin is the daughter of Katie Hudson. Okeechobee High School student lauded for her honest y 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**wih the purchase of a qualifying Lennox Home Comfort System.Special Financing Available* M. Fernanda Cuellar, RPT PHYSICAL THERAPYCONNECTION• Comprehensive Care for Back & Neck Pain • Joint Stiffness/Pain • Facial & Body Paralysis/Stroke Rehab • Post Surgeries & Joint Replacements • Auto, Work and Personal InjuriesThe relation between you and wellnessŽ 414 NW 3rd St • Okeechobee (P) 863.824.0499 • (F) 863.824.0511 www.physicaltherapy-connection.comWe accept most insurances 3 Okeechobee News November 6, 2013 Courtesy photo/ OCSOSheriff Paul May congratulated Okeechobee High School senior Erin Hudson for being honored with a Just-Us (Justice) plaque. Ms. Hudson found a wallet in an OHS parking lot and turned it over to a dean at the school. The wallet, containing $1,000 in cash, was returned to its rightful owner. On hand for the awarding of the plaque were (left to right) Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Of ce Deputy Sergeant Mark Roberts, OHS principal Toni Wiersma and OCSO Major Noel Stephen.

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Obamacare After learning that my insurance just w ent from $3000 a year (middle class, and c an apparently afford to fund the “less fort unate”...) to $6,000 a year, I decided that I really needed to see a doctor. Apparently I’ve missed a lot lately, both in Social Darw inism (the Political Correct Gene), and Regular Darwinism (The Evolution Gene). F irst I went to the shrink. He told me that I w as simply over-reacting and that I should c onsider these changes as just, right and t rue. He explained that we have oppressed t he less fortunate for too long, and that we s hould pay not according to our needs, but according to our means. I told him that was not only “socialism,” but actually communism as de ned by no less than Karl Marx in t he Communist Manifesto. He said that was “anti-government thoughts or sentiments” and that I should be reported to Homeland Security. Then I went to the regular doctor. My new improved health insurance had me c overed for abortions and pregnancy. Have I missed something here? Have the human s pecies evolved over the last year or so to t he point that the biologically normal male is capable of having children?  I’m comfortable with charitable efforts on the behalf of the less fortunate. But I am not comfortable with outrageous mandat ory governmental programs that in the so c alled spirit of making everything “equal,” penalize and punish those citizens who have w orked hard, been successful, have participated in our society, played by the rules, and otherwise supported reasonable attempts to resolve true social inequities beyond the control of the affected members of the citizenry.Medicaid Something went terribly wrong for the Rehab to have lost their Medicaid monies as the state bends over backwards to give you ample time to get your “de ciencies” corrected ... it’s not like they walk in and give you only 10 hours to x it. The state does not like loosing venders, especially in rural counties, so something or someone must have really messed up.Halloween This was our rst Halloween in Okeechobee. I just wanted to tell everyone that set up for trunk or treat in the park, everyone who worked on and participated in the homecoming parade, all of the businesses who handed out treats to the kids, THANK YOU for such a wonderful evening. Our daughters truly enjoyed themselves and the sense of community yesterday. We have fallen in love with Okeechobee.  The Halloween trunk-or-treat was great. The kids loved it and hope they have it again next year. It was so much easier to go to the park than drive out to the Agri-Civic Center, and the kids actually like just “trick or treating” to get candy rather than standing in lines to play a game and then get one piece of candy. I don’t know what made the Agri-Civic Center party have a game for everything. On Halloween, just hand the kids the candy and they are happy. Safety Something to consider if you have a GPS: don’t put your home address in it. Put a nearby address (like a store or gas station) so you can still nd your way home if you need to, but no one else would know where you live if your GPS were stolen. Teacher morale decliningThe education crisis nationally and within the state is well documented. There is a much more urgent crisis here in Okeechobee. We have a school board currently in of ce, that has no idea where the problems are locally or what to do about them. The school board held a special workshop recently to formulate its strategic plan for the district. During the brainstorming part of the workshop, several board members commented on the need to recruit and retain highly quali ed teachers. They even commented on the morale of the teachers and other school employees. There was one handout in print that pointed out Okeechobee’s drop from an A or B district to a C or D district. Each of the member’s concerns was written on a large sheet of paper and posted on the wall. When the meeting came to a close, and the board accepted the goals that the district had already written prior to the workshop, low teacher morale was inexplicably not a part of that plan. No, I’m not just another teacher whining about poor working conditions. In my current position, I get to talk with many teachers and other employees of the Okeechobee County School Board. Teachers, classroom aides, maintenance workers and other support personnel all have a story to share about how their job has become more of a burden, and less of the joy and spark in their lives. When I came to the district, the message to me was very clear and overt. I was told by many in the administration that, “We value you, and want you to stay and make Okeechobee your home.” The message today is just as clear and overt. “If you don’t like the job you can quit, and we’ll replace you.” Yes, everyone is replaceable, I understand that. However, anyone with a management background should acknowledge the fact that you get better work out of energized and motivated employees. I would present to you that the majority of school personnel are not energized, and their motivation level has dropped to dangerously low levels. Time to bring in some new employees, you might say. Does anyone believe that a new teacher can come straight out of college, and be that highly quali ed, pro cient teacher from day 1? It takes a new teacher fresh out of college 3 to 5 years to become pro cient at their job in a stable school environment. In the 2011-2012 school year 20 employees resigned, as many as retired that year. That number increased by 50% last year. The number of resignations was more than double the retirements. Many of the currently employed teachers in the district are singing a similar tune. They have had it. They ar e done with the profession that they chose ou t of love for children consuming their entir e lives, not by choice but by mandate. When we choose to give up our time to help children, we do so out of a commitment to th e entire educational process. When we ar e forced to give up our time over and ove r again for meetings and conferences we become irritable and resentful. This really becomes obvious when those meetings and conferences do nothing to bene t or help our students succeed. The school board was quick to point ou t the declining morale of employees. The y were silent when they saw no goal to address the morale of their workforce. The y seemed out of touch when they agreed with a plan that only addressed recruiting teachers from different universities. Apparently, they could care less if the employees the y currently have stick around. The community should get ready for th e revolving door of employment at the school board. Many teachers are talking abou t pushing up their retirement date. Those tha t are too far from retirement are considering walking out the door, and looking for employment elsewhere. It is time for the voters of the county to show some of the school board members that very door. It is time fo r action, not empty words of appreciation absent concerned action. Tom Bonasera OCEA presidentA loving husbandIn honor of my loving husband, father of Remington Carson and Andrew VanHowe, we want to let friends know Michael VanHowe is being honored in Washington, D.C. on Veterans Day, during a special service which friends and family may attend on Nov. 10, 2013. Thank you, The VanHowe family November 6, 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! Michael VanHowe Food bank offers help with applying for assistanceThe Treasure Coast Food Bank will be at Welcome House, 1925 U.S. 441 S.E., on Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays from 1 3:30 p.m. Sandra Iglesias will help people with the SNAP program: such as applying and recerti cation for food stamps and temporary cash assistance. She will also make appointments for the Health Navigator Program for people who need health insurance. For information, call 863-467-1026.

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 In this age of exploitive and trashy media, were proud to be different. We believe in operating and publishing our newspaper as a public trust. Fulfilling our public trust requires that we try to bring out the best in our community and its people. We seek the highest common denominators, not the lowest. We dont engage in gutter journalism. We know we can achieve success on the high road. How are we doing? Let us know by emailing feedback@newszap.com or calling your editor.Community Service Through Journalism 5 Okeechobee News November 6, 2013 Prayers appreciatedWe, the family of Elizabeth Ann Riley Keeton, would at this time like to say thank y ou to all for the prayers and services shown during our loss. A special thank you to Buxton-Bass Funeral Home for services above and beyond and to Dr. Rev. Paul E. Jackson for being there for all. Thank you again. May God bless you all. The Family of Elizabeth Ann Riley KeetonBlood donations save livesIt is a fact that donated blood helps save lives every day. Donated blood also improves the health and well-being of people every day. Many Okeechobee folks have experienced this amazing improvement immediately upon receiving just one or two units of blood. I have the honor of meeting with some of them to assist in publishing their stories in the hope that people will be inspired to donate blood at the upcoming 8th Annual Okeechobee 600 Blood Roundup to be held at the Freshman Campus on Nov. 16 and 17. Gloria McBride is one local woman who received blood during a hospital stay and she w ants to share her story to let people know how important it is to give blood. In August, Gloria was in Florida Medical Center in Ft. Lauderdale for shoulder replacement surgery. Just before she was to be released from the hospital, her doctor told her that she was in need of a blood transfusion. She was asked by the medical staff if she was afraid to receive blood but Gloria told them that she was not scared. Immediately after receiving the blood, Gloria felt wonderful and was very glad that she agreed to the blood transfusion. Gloria also is happy to nd out what her blood type is because she never knew her type until she was tested prior to receiving blood. Gloria wants to give blood yet is not sure if she can due to her medical history. She called 1-888-9DONATE, the toll-free number for OneBlood, to ask the experts if she is able to donate and was told that she is eligible. She will also check with her physician before she tries to donate. Gloria is sharing her story to get the message out that it is very important to give blood because you never know when a family member or a special person in your life may need it in order to save their life or, as in Gloria's case, greatly improve their health and well-being. The 8th Annual Okeechobee 600 Blood Roundup is the perfect opportunity to be someone's hero by donating your blood. This year's theme is the "Okeechobee 600" w here 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 NASCAR event and, therefore, unable to attend the main event the following week. Tickets to Homestead Miami Speedway will be awarded at the Nov. 9 drive. All blood donors at the pre-race and main race events will receive a T-shirt, goody bag and refreshments. Susan WilliamsCarrying the “Davion Effect” through Adoption MonthIt's been called the "Davion Effect"the increased interest in adoption that grew overnight as a result of one brave young man telling his story. When Davion found his voice, he ended up speaking for thousands of children and youth in foster care. The 15-year-old, who has spent his entire life in foster care, made national news in October when he went before a St. Petersburg church to plead for a family. His plea has spurred more than 10,000 calls and, hopefully, a new conversation about the need for adoptive parents during National Adoption Month in November. Davion is certainly unique in his determination and openness in his quest to be adopted, but the truth is there are hundreds of children, especially teens like Davion, waiting to be adopted. They might not be as open about their stories, but I can assure you that each one is longing, just like Davion, to have a family they can call their own. Davion may not know it yet, but he has done so much more than nd a family for himself. He started a serious dialogue about the need for adoptive parents for children and teens currently in foster care. He has given a face, name and story for the nation to rally around. If just 10 percent of the people who have inquired about Davion continue to pursue adoption of a foster child, every child in Florida would have a forever family. If you have been moved by Davion's story, I encourage you to explore adopting a child from Florida's foster care system, especially teens, sibling groups and children with special needs. Each day throughout National Adoption Month we will be featuring a different child or sibling group currently available for adoption on the Explore Adoption website and on social media letting their individual stories lead them to forever families. To learn more about adoption, visit AdoptFlorida.org or call 1-800-962-3678. Esther Jacobo interim secretary Florida Department of Children and FamiliesHorse owner says thanksA horse with a will to live and a local veterinarian with Old Fashioned ways! I'm writing to compliment an exceptional doctor in our community. My horse became colic on a Saturday morning recently. Dr. Jim Harvey met me at the Okeechobee Veterinary Hospital and went to work on "Bubba." The day passed slowly. Bubba stayed overnight. On Sunday morning, Dr. Harvey called to say he could not do anything further and Bubba would have to be "put down." About three hours later, the phone rang and it was Dr. Harvey. He explained that he wasn't giving up yet and would take Bubba to his home and work with him throughout the day. Bubba stayed with Dr. Harvey until Wednesday when I was able to pick him up. A horse with a will to live and a doctor who didn't give up saved my horse's life! I have never seen a veterinarian display the type of "try" that Dr. Harvey did for my horse. He saved my horse the old fashioned way, with dedication, hard work. Any other vet might have gone with science and taken the standard route of euthanasia. I'm forever thankful that Dr. Harvey took this bit of extra time to save Bubba! God Bless you Dr. Harvey! Sincerely, Tony BishopRegister for paradeI can't believe the holiday season is sneaking up on us so quickly! With this in mind Okeechobee Main Street has been busy preparing for the Top of the Lake Christmas Festival and Parade, the theme is "Island of Mis t Toys." The lighted Christmas parade has truly become a favorite for most residents and the participation seems to grow with each year. Main Street's preparations faced a new challenge this year as expenses have increased. Due to this increase, we are requiring all Christmas Parade entries be accompanied by a $10 permit fee. To ensure a more safe and manageable event, we will also limit the number of entries to 100. Please do not let any of this dampen your holiday cheer! Let's make this parade as memorable as years past. The holiday season asks that we give unto others; so let's give this community a beautifully lighted parade to celebrate for years to come! Applications may be found online at www.okeechobeemainstreet.org or at the chamber building at 55 S. Parrott Ave. You may contact Sharie Turgeon at 863-357-6246 with any questions and Happy Holidays. Sharie Turgeon Executive Director Okeechobee Main Street Letters to the editor Special to the Okeechobee NewsSusan Williams and Gloria McBride. Special to the Okeechobee NewsTony Bishop and Bubba

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Obituaries should be submitted to t he Okeechobee News by e-mailing o bits@newszap.com. Customers may also r equest photos and links to online guest b ooks. A link to the obituaries is available at w ww.newszap.com.Frankie Michelle Gonzalez-Hunt, 47OKEECHOBEE — Frankie Michelle GonzalezHunt died peacefully at home on Sunday, Jan. 13, 2013. She was born Nov. 6, 1965. We will always miss you dearly. Your loving family. A memorial service w ill be held Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2013 at 5:00 p.m. at the Evergreen Cemetery. The family requests owers be brought to the Evergreen Cemetery and Frankie’s favorite colors were purple, pink and yellow. JoAnn Catherine Vallee, 70OKEECHOBEE — JoAnn Catherine Vallee of Okeechobee died Nov. 3, 2013. She was born Oct. 9, 1943 in Baltimore, Maryland. She moved to Okeechobee from Palm Beach Gardens in 1994. She was a member of Peace Lutheran Church. She wrote the church newsletter and was the website designer. She was also a member of the Ladies of the Moose and the VFW Auxillary. She and her husband owned the Buckhead Ridge RV and Boat Storage/Campground. Mrs. Vallee was preceded in death by her cousin, Earl Butchy Keeny. She is survived by her husband, Tommy Vallee of Okeechobee; two sons, Dean Braner of Lake Worth and Douglas Braner (Lorri) of Franklin, N.C.; grandchildren, Dean, Douglas, Wesley, Wyatt, Kristen, Garrett and Victoria; stepson, Thomas E. Vallee (Christan) of Palm Springs; two stepdaughters, Debra Mattson (Bill) of Royal Palm and Deanne Kimmitt (Alan) of St. Petersburg; brother, Kevin Kenney (Joan) of Palm Beach Gardens; sister, Terry Brown (Glen) of San Clemente, Calif. Visitation will be 12:00 noon until services at 1:00 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 7, 2013 at Peace Lutheran Church with Pastor John Hirst of ciating. Interment will be at Bluff City Cemetery. In lieu of owers, memorial donations may be made to Peace Lutheran Church, 750 NW 23rd Lane, Okeechobee, FL 34972 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. 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The Okeechobee Healthy Start Coalition is part of a statewide network 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 863462-5877.Eagles serving ham dinnerThe Cypress Hut Eagles 4509 will serve a ham dinner Wednesday, Nov. 6 by Carla and Debbie. On Thursday, Nov. 7, a country fried steak dinner by Dennis will be served. The public is invited both days. Dinner is served starting at 5 p.m. Proceeds from these events go to community and national charity funds. For information, call the Cypress Hut Eagles at 863-467-1154.Eagles offering steak dinnerThe Aerie 4137/North Eagles will have excellent entertainment featuring Al Jones on Friday, Nov. 8 Rib eye dinners will be served from 6 until 9 p.m. On Saturday, Nov. 9, vecard bingo starts at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 12, bingo starts at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 13, bingo starts at 5:30 p.m. These events are open to the public. All proceeds are placed in the FOE Bene t fund. For information, call 863-763-2552.SSN meeting is Nov. 8The executive roundtable of the Shared Services Network of Okeechobee County will conduct its bi-monthly meeting at 1:30 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 8 in the boardroom of the Okeechobee County School Board ofce. This forum provides a mechanism for dialogue and problem solving in our community through the collaborative efforts of our local decision makers. The public is invited to attend. For information, call Sharon Vinson 863-462-5000, ext. 257.Salute to Veterans plannedThe Okeechobee Model Airplane Club is hosting A Salute to Veterans Model Air Show on Saturday, Nov. 9 from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the local ying eld located on Northeast 80th Avenue. This is the road off of S.R. 70 East that leads back to Thundercross Motocross Track. This event is open to the public. Admission is free to spectators and there is lots of free parking. Hot dogs and soft drinks will be sold. As a tribute to our veterans, the model aircraft will be limited to military scale models. Lots of model aircraft will be ying and on display throughout the day and the public will vote on best in show to be awarded at noon. For information, call Joe Papasso at 561–252–0916 or Big Lake Hobbies at 863-357-3592. Teen Anglers plan car washThe Big ‘O’ Teen Anglers, Inc. is having a car wash Saturday, Nov. 9, from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. at Pritchards & Associates, Inc., 1802 S. Parrott Ave. The club is raising money for its annual awards banquet and 2014 TBF Junior State Championship.Low cost pet clinic slatedA low-cost pet clinic will be held Saturday, Nov. 9 by Healthy Tails Veterinary. The clinic is for vaccinations, preventive medications, rabies vaccine for only $12. No hidden fees. The clinic will be held from 1 until 2:30 p.m. The clinic is being held at Humane Society Pet Rescue, 1203 U.S. 98 N. next to the Livestock Market.Masons offer turkey dinnerA turkey dinner will be held at Okeechobee Masonic Lodge #237, at 107 N.W. Fifth Ave., Saturday, Nov. 9 from noon until 7 p.m. Eat in or take out. Suggested donation is $8 for adult and $4 for a child. For information or tickets, call Hugh Alger at 863-5321097, George Williams at 863-467-0038 or any lodge of cer.Craft Fair set for Nov. 9The Craft Fair in the Woods will be held Saturday, Nov. 9 from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. at Freedom Ranch, 11655 U.S. 441 S.E. There will be handmade and homemade items, with Christmas decor, jewelry, woodcrafts, ne art, baked goods and more. For information, or to become a vendor call 863-7639800.Legion hosting Sunday bingoAmerican Legion 64 will host Sunda y night bingo Nov. 10 at 6:30 p.m. Doors open at 5 p.m. in the bingo area. The kitchen will offer a limited menu. Payoffs will be determined by player attendance. All proceeds will bene t the American Legion veterans’ programs. The event is open to the public. The American Legion now has free WIFI for its lounge and dinning room patrons.VFW serving pork dinnerBig Lake VFW Post 10539 at 3912 U.S. 441 S.E., is having a cookout Sunday, Nov. 10 and will be serving pulled pork with all the xin’s for a $7 donation. Starting at 2 p.m. music will be by Debbie and Wes. On Veterans Day, Nov. 11, food will be available and veterans eat free. A donation is appreciated from all others. The pavilion will be open from 10 a.m. until 7 p.m. Music will be provided by Cowboy and Jay. All proceeds go to veterans unmet needs. For information, call 863-763-2308.Retired Educators to meetThe Okeechobee Retired Educators will meet Monday, Nov. 11 at 11 a.m. in the meeting room of Beef O’Brady’s. FRE A District 9 Director Jamie Colburn will be in attendance at this meeting. If you did not attend the October meeting and have books to donate for “Hooked on Books,” please bring them in. Any retired educator is invited to join us. Community Events Brought to you by:“Your Air Conditioning and Plumbing Specialist”863.763.6461Lic#CAC1817236

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County population is having dif culty paying for even basic necessities such as housing by failing to make mortgage payments and in many cases pay ad valorem taxes required by the lender. "Although it was suggested at a budget meeting, by a member of the sheriff's staff, that additional sales tax could be used to fund the sheriff's budget request, it is the consensus of the board that increased taxes, of any type, would place more nancial stress on an already burdened citizenry," the response states. "While emotionally there is never too much protection, nancially there is a limit," the response continues. "One indicator of that "limit" is that 100 percent of the county's expected ad valorem tax revenue is devoted to funding the sheriff's budget." The response suggests the sheriff's of ce could save money by reducing the number of "take home" vehicles. "Of the sheriff's 140 vehicles 60 percent are take-home vehicles. Of his 195 full-time employees, 84 take home a vehicle. While the board acknowledges that there is some justi cation for certain employees to have a take-home vehicle, the sheriff's practices extend to employees such as jail maintenance employees and administrative personnel. By contrast, of the board's 140 employees, there are only seven take-home vehicles, four of which are in re/rescue and emergency management. The board is making the most of its limited resources and would hope that this commission requires the sheriff to do the same," the response explains. "Modifying the sheriff's practice of high numbers of take-home vehicles would save the taxpayers substantial funds. Less vehicles would result in less capital outlay for fuel, maintenance and insurance," added the response. Commissioners also challenged a claim in the sheriff's appeal that the county's population increased by 23.35 percent between 2005 and 2012. "This appears to be grossly overstated," the response states. "Based upon estimates of the Florida Legislature, the county had a 2005-2012 population increase of only 1,178 not 7,548 as represented. This equates to a 3.04 percent increase over eight years, not a 23.35 percent increase. According to the U.S. Census estimate, the county's population had actually decreased slightly between 2010 and 2012." The response suggests that in determining adequate funding, Okeechobee Count y should be compared to counties of similar demographics in regard to population size, persons per square mile, poverty rate and per capita income. Using these demographics, Okeechobee County is most closely compared to Suwannee, Levy, Hendry, DeSoto and Hardee counties. The OCSO budget greatly exceeds the sheriffs' of ce budgets of these comparable counties, the response maintains. "The sheriff's budget request is nearl y $4.35 million greater than the next largest budget being that of Hendry County. The county's adopted budget for the sherif f exceeds Hendry County by $2.29 million despite its demographic similarity and geographic proximity to Okeechobee County," the response states. Sheriff May led his budget appeal with the Of ce of Policy and Budget in the Executive Of ce of the Governor on Oct. 21. A hearing will be held in front of the Florid a Cabinet in Tallahassee. A date for that hearing has not been set. 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. BUDGETContinued From Page 1 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Now In Stock Your Winter Supplement Feeds for Cattle A T T E N T I O N : F A R M E R S & R A N C H E R S Protein Blocks, Energy Blocks, All Natural Blocks, Round Bales, Liquid Feed... Walpole Feed & Supply Co. 7 6 3 6 9 0 5 Hwy. 98 N., Okeechobee 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 7 Okeechobee News November 6, 2013 the parents can't get their child to go to bed, so they want the deputy do help. "How do we tell these people no?" he asked. And, he's not alone. "We'll occasionally get calls about a child who doesn't want to go to school, so the guys will have to go," said Detective Bill Saum, of the Okeechobee City Police Department (OCPD). "You have to take up the time until something is decided. We have to take care of the call and nish it." He went on to say a member of the OCPD road patrol unit could easily spend 30 minutes or more telling the child they have to do what their parent tells them. And, until something is decided, the of cer must stay there. Maj. Stephen explained that his deputies try to prioritize their calls, but someone will have to respond to the complaint. "I'm scared not to go, because it's just going to brew a problem. We're trying to divert a later problem by responding to these initial complaints. How do you not?" he asked. In some instances, he continued, "... w e're having to raise these kids for some of these parents." It should also be pointed out that in many cases the caller, or the complainant, could be arrested and charged with obstruction or ling a false police report. If an investigation has already started and the of cers are lied to, the offender could be charged with giving false information to a law enforcement of cer. While these charges are normally misdemeanors, there are those circumstances w here they can be bumped up to a felony. Right now, continued Maj. Stephen, this problem is currently at its worst. "In my 26 years between us and the school system it's worse now than it's ever been," he said. OCSO detectives added that, in some cases, some of the bogus complaints they're seeing are a direct result of what a child has seen on television. To illustrate their point, the detectives alluded to an incident earlier this year when a young child said an adult tried to abduct them. OCSO investigators spent three or four days trying to nd the adult and the car he was reportedly driving. And, up to 20 other law enforcement of cers from agencies surrounding Okeechobee County were also involved in the manhunt. Finally, it nally came to light that the child was making the whole thing up. The child apparently got the idea from a TV show. OCSO Detective Rosemary Farless, who primarily handles sex cases, said she's had a number of cases in the last few years where a child has claimed to be molested by their stepdad or their mother's boyfriend. Sometimes, she pointed out, these false claims are due to the child being angry about their mother's new relationship. "A lot of times they're trying to protect their mom," said the detective, referring to the mother being in an abusive relationship. Then, there are the alleged rape cases. Both Detective Farless and Detective Saum said they've seen very few actual rape cases. Normally, this complaint will stem from a woman getting caught in an adulterous situation, so she tell her signi cant other that she was raped. Detective Farless said in her more than 20 years on the job, she's only seen two actual rape cases. "In my career," said Detective Saum, "I've probably seen ve in 27 years." Then, there are those inane calls that do nothing more than cost the of cer his/her time and the agency a lot of money. Case in point: OCSO Deputy Yamil Astacio recently answered a complaint about shots being red. When he got to the scene, he saw two men shooting a shotgun into the air. They told him they were cutting tree branches. "But since they did not have a long extension for the chainsaw to cut a tall branch, they used a shotgun," stated the deputy in his report. They were using a shotgun to cut a tree branch. "That's the mentality we're dealing with today," said Maj. Stephen. "But, how do you not respond to that complaint?" The budgetary constraints of the sheriff's of ce has been well documented the last couple of years but, added Maj. Stephen, when someone calls the sheriff's of ce with a complaint it has to be answered no matter how much it costs the agency. "They keep cutting us and cutting us it's a balancing act," he said. BOGUSContinued From Page 1 businesses and volunteers. This year's drive will be held in two parts. On Saturday, Nov. 9, a pre-drive will be held at Gilbert Chevrolet, Okeechobee Dodge and Gilbert Ford as the Roundup enters a "race to save lives" when Hemoglobin Harry, the symbol of The Roundup for six years, dons racing gear. This pre-drive, from 10 a.m. to 3p.m., allows persons who will be going to the nal NASCAR race in Homestead on Nov. 17, to donate blood in support of their community before leaving town. Those who donate at this drive will receive an Okeechobee 600 Blood Roundup goody bag and a 2013 collector's tee shirt and each will be entered in a drawing that day for two tickets to NASCAR, to be presented at each of the three dealerships. The dealership that records the most blood donors will be awarded a trophy. The main drive will be held at the Okeechobee Freshman Campus, 720 S.W. Second Ave., just behind Golden Corral, on Nov. 16 and 17 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. each day. They are expecting to break a longsought record of drawing 600 units of blood; the previous unit record was 572. Every donor will receive a goody bag and tee shirt and will be entered in a drawing for more than 150 prizes. There is always a party atmosphere to this drive with music by Michael's Music Memories. ROTC, Beta Club, Girl Scouts and Faith Farm each year join more than 50 volunteers who help make the drive an important part of Okeechobee's community spirit. BLOODContinued From Page 1

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Buy a Home Delivery subscription for $6 a monthand receive an E-Subscription FREE* Your local news available right at your fingertips! Call (863) 763-3134 today! When you enroll in our EZPAY subscription planStay in the know with anE-subscription 9 Okeechobee News November 6, 2013Special to the Okeechobee News The Florida Forest Service is pleased to announce the promotion of Tim Elder to District Manager of the Okeechobee District. The Okeechobee District of the Florida Forest Service (Martin, St. Lucie, Indian River, Okeechobee, Highlands & Glades Counties) serves area land and homeowners with technical land management advice and assistance, and is also the lead agency for prescribe burning and wild re suppression in the State of Florida. The district manager oversees and directs the re and forest management operations from the district headquarters in Okeechobee. Tim is a graduate of Oklahoma State University. He began his career with the Florida Forest Service in 1985 and brings a wealth of re and land management experience to the manager position. Landowners and homeowners in need of forestry advice and/or assistance may contact the Florida Forest Service Okeechobee District at 863-462-5160. In Glades County, call 863-674-4000. For more information online, go to www. FreshFromFlorida.com/Wild re. Forest Service district has new leadership Special to the Okeechobee NewsKids learn ‘Stranger Danger’First graders in Ms. Vaughn’s and Ms. Altman’s class at Central Elementary were visited by Deputy DeMarcus Dixon on Thursday, Oct. 24. Deputy Dixon presented the Stranger Danger program. Students learned how to recognize strangers and some of their tricks. He also equipped students with actions to help them deal with strangers. T he following individuals were arrested on felony or driving under the in uence (DUI) charges by the Okeechobee County Sheriff's Of ce (OCSO), the Okeechobee City Police Department (OCPD), the Florida Highw ay Patrol (FHP), the Florida Fish and W ildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) or the Department of Corrections (DOC). Danny Leroy Alexander, 55, N.E. 15th St., Okeechobee, was arrested Nov. 1 by Detective Ted Van Deman on a felony charge of failure to report name or residence change. His bond was set at $10,000. Ceejae Dakota Smith, 21, N.W. 30th A ve., Okeechobee, was arrested Nov. 1 by Deputy William Jolly on an Okeechobee County warrant charging her with the felonies of violation of probation possession of marijuana over 20 grams and violation of probation possession of drug paraphernalia. She was also on another Okeechobee w arrant charging her with the misdemeanors of failure to appear driving under the in uence and failure to appear possession of drug paraphernalia. She is being held w ithout bond. Antonio Agular Ramirez, 28, N.W. Third St., Okeechobee, was arrested Nov. 1 by Deputy Elbert Kline on an amended DOC w arrant charging him with violation of probation possession of methamphetamine. He is being held without bond. Melissa Dawn Alsdorf, 35, N.W. 34th A ve., Okeechobee, was arrested Nov. 1 by Detective Javier Gonzalez on felony charges of giving false information to a pawnbroker (three counts) and dealing in stolen property (three counts). Her bond was set at $45,000. Keyuanna Dusting Tindall, 16, N.W. Seventh Terrace, Okeechobee, was arrested Nov. 2 by Deputy Matt Crawford on a felony charge of possession of a controlled substance without a prescription, and misdemeanor charges of possession of marijuana under 20 grams and possession of drug paraphernalia. He was booked into the Okeechobee County Jail then taken to the St. Lucie Regional Detention Facility in Fort Pierce. Justin Blake Chavers, 24, S.R. 70 W., Okeechobee, was arrested Nov. 4 by Detective Howard Pickering on a St. Lucie County warrant charging him with the felonies of giving false information to a pawnbroker and dealing in stolen property. His bond was set at $20,000. Miron Lukjan, 43, S.E. 33rd St., Okeechobee, was arrested Nov. 4 by Deputy Matt Hurst on an Okeechobee County warrant charging him with the felonies of battery on a law enforcement of cer/ re ghter and escape. His bond was set at $10,000. Adam Thomas Davis, 18, N.W. 30th Lane, Okeechobee, was arrested Nov. 4 by Deputy Cody Hurst on a felony charge of aggravated battery on a pregnant person. His bond was set at $3,500. Euel Ray Edwards, 53, S.R. 78 W., Okeechobee, was arrested Nov. 4 by Deputy Marcus Collier on a DOC warrant charging him with felony driving under the in uence. He is being held without bond. This column lists arrests and not convictions, unless otherwise stated. Anyone listed here who is later found innocent or has had the charges against them dropped is welcome to inform this newspaper. The information will be con rmed and printed. Okeechobee Arrest Report

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 ORTHOPAEDICS Dr. Benjamin Epstein Dr. Epstein is an experienced orthopaedic surgeon, who has been in practice for 20 years. Dr. Epstein is Board Certi“ed by the American Osteopathic Academy of Orthopedics. Great Orthopaedic CareRight Here in OkeechobeeOrthopaedic Specialists at Raulerson is located at 1924 Hwy 441 North, Okeechobee (just north of the Hospital, in the blue-roof building) Call for an appointment 863-357-0540. We Treat Kids Too! For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 863-357-0540 .Orthopaedic Specialists at Raulerson offers a full range of orthopaedic services including: € Total Hip and Knee Replacements € Arthroscopic Surgery & Sports Medicine € Pediatric Orthopedics € Work Related injuries Most insurances and Medicare are accepted. 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 FAMILY MEDICINE 11 Okeechobee News November 6, 2013 Special to the Okeechobee NewsOkeechobee Christian Academy celebrates Literature Day (Photo above left) Mrs. Virginia Neener’s fourth grade class participated in the Okeechobee Christian School Literature Day ce lebration on Oct. 25. (Photo above right) Zeke Bryan and Kaden Reno in Ms. Grif th’s third grade class participated in the Literature Day celebration at Okeechobee Christian Academy by reciting part of a poem that the class memorized.

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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. 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 out a church in need. To place orders for delivery, call 863634-0515 or 863-763-4843. 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 w elcome. 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 w ill host a discover youth program every W ednesday, 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 "Adv entures 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. Okeechobee Missionary Baptist Church at 4212 Hwy. 441 N., and Pastor Clinton Currington, would like to invite all to participate in church services. The King James Bible is used. Sunday School is at 9:45 a.m., with worship at 10:45 a.m. Sunday Night BTC is at 5:30 p.m. followed by worship service at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday is Bible Study at 7 p.m. Oakview Baptist Church, at 677 S.W. 32 Street, would like to invite everyone to the Sunday Worship Service at 10:30 a.m. and to our Wednesday Worship Service at 6 p.m. We also have Sunday School (for all ages) at 9:15 a.m. on Sunday mornings and we have classes at 6 p.m. on Sunday evenings. Come and worship with us! For more information, call 863-763-1699. Our website is oakviewbaptist. com. Victory 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. The First United Methodist Church Library would like to invite everyone to visit their Lending Library, Room 20, at 200 N.E. Second St., in Okeechobee. All are welcome to complete an application, no charge, to take advantage of wholesome reading, viewing and educational material for adults, children and youth. They have ction and non ction in literature, philosophy, religion and Christian romance, social sciences, geography and history. They also have materials for home schooling, with over 200 DVDs, VCRs, cassettes, national magazines, etc. Hours are Sunday, 9:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Tuesday, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Wednesday, 68 p.m. For further information, call Doris Entry at 863-467-1548. Gathering in Grace and Prayer meets every Wednesday at 7:45 a.m. in the park at the pavilion. All are welcome. Northside Baptist Church invites all to join the church for old-fashioned preaching based on the Bible, God-focused prayer, hymns we grew up on, Southern-Gospel favorites, with piano and bass duets on Sundays at 10:45 a.m. and 6 p.m., with Sunda y School at 9:45 a.m. and Prayer Meeting on Wednesdays at 6 p.m. Northside Baptist is located about 6 miles north on 441 at 51 N W 98th St. Treasure Island Baptist Church, at 4209 Hwy. 441 S.E., and Pastor Ron Nida invite you to the Sunday worship at 10:30 a.m. Sunday school starts at 9:30 a.m. on Sunda y morning. Sunday evening worship is at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday evening service starts at 6:30 p.m. This is a friendly family of God's church, shining in the love of Jesus. Come worship with us. Call 863-532-8976 for information, or email nida.ron@gmail.com. Join us on Facebook at Treasure Island Baptist Church in Okeechobee. Buckhead Ridge Baptist Church would like to invite everyone to the church, at 1731 Hunter Rd. if you do not already have a home church. Services are Sunday School 9:45 a.m. Church service 11 a.m. and Sunday night service at 6 p.m. Wednesday night prayer meetings at 6 p.m. Pastor Arlen Cook, is our pastor. Come out for some preaching and good gospel singing. We still sing the old hymns. We do have Sunday School classes for children, would love to see you on Sunday morning.The Okeechobee News welcomes news from area churches for this column. E-mail okeenews@ newszap.com. 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 12 Okeechobee News November 6, 2013 Local churches host special programs

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 2005 NISSAN QUEST Auto, 3.5l, V6, 92,777 miles Stk#7102724T .....................2005 BUICK LACROSSE Auto, 3.8L, V6. 1 owner, Stk#7297281T ................2012 NISSAN VERSA 1 owner, Stability control. Stk#737377 P.....................2008 HYUNDAI SANTA FE 4dr, sedan Manual 2.0 Stk#7185081T .......................2012 CHEVROLET IMPALA LT 1 owner MOONROOF Stk#7195372P......................2012 CHEVROLET IMPALA LT 1 owner. Auto, AC, Stk# 7269763P..............................2011 MAZDA MAZDA31 OWNER! Web special Stk# 7430323P ....................2012 NISSAN SENTRA 2.04 L, 4 cyc, 1 owner, Stk# 7681804P.........................2012 FORD FOCUS 21,148 miles, 2.0L, 4 cyl., Stk#7151352T ................2012 VOLKSWAGEN JETTA Auto, 38,300 miles, Stk# 7369900P ......................2012 FORD FOCUS 1 owner, 38,469 miles, Stk# 7189911P .................2009 SATURN VUE HYBRID Auto, 2.4L, 4 cyl. Stk# 7532155T ............................2012 FORD FUSION Auto, 27K miles, 2.5L, 4 cyl Stk# 7290761P .........2012 TOYOTA RAV4 FWD 1 owner!!! Auto, A/c... Stk#7118341P ............2013 DODGE AVENGER SE Auto, 4dr, 2.4L, 4 cyl. Stk#7566455P ...........2013 NISSAN ROGUE FWD 4DR 1 owner, CVT Transmission, Cruise, Stk#7511354P...2009 BUICK ENCLAVE 1 owner, Auto... Stk# 7142367T............................2010 FORD EDGE 4dr, 3.5L V6, Auto, Stk# 7B27313P.........................2011 TOYOTA RAV4 FWD 28 MPG Hwy!! Auto, Climate & Cruise Stk#7087335T.2008 GMC SIERRA 1500 Extended cab, short box Auto .Stk# 7277788T .... $15,980 $16,490 $16,995 $16,996 $15,800 $15,450 $16,999 $18,990 $18,995 $18,995 $19,499 $19,925PRE-OWNED VEHICLES Fort Pierce Buick GMC 5225 S. U S Hwy 1, Fort Pierce, Florida Fort Pierce Buick GMC 5225 S. U S Hwy 1, Fort Pierce, Florida Sales 772-318-4386 Service 772-318-4325Sales M-F 8:30 8:00 Sat 8:30 6:00 Sun 11:00 6:00 Service/Parts M-F 7:30 6:00 Sat 7:30 2:00 Body Shop M-F 8-5 We have a full service body shop! We repair all makes and models. We accept any and all insurance company estimates Subject to prior sale, all vehicles pricing is plus tax, tag and dealer fees. Not responsible for typos etc. See dealer f or details 2012 GMC SIERRA 15002013 BUICK ENCLAVE2013 CHEVROLET SILVERADO 2013 GMC TERRAIN 2013 CHRYSLER 300 2013 GMC TERRAIN 2011 DODGE DURANGO 2011 JEEP WRANGLER 2011 KIA SORENTO 2013 CHEVROLET EQUINOX 2012 BMW 128i2012 MERCEDES-BENZ C-CLASS2011 BMW 328i2013 HYUNDAI GENESIS2013 GMC SIERRA 15002011 CHEVROLET SUBURBAN 2011 BUICK ENCLAVE 2013 CHEVROLET SILVERADO $41,944 $39,425 $27,996 $27,985 $24,489 $23,986 $22,995 $22,418 $21,996 $24,695 $27,000 $26,995 $25,995 $24,995 $30,988 $29,995 $29,995 $27,995Crew Cab Short Box All Wheel drive Denali Auto, 11,094 miles. 3.6L, V6 Auto, 14,890 miles. 4.8L, V8 Auto, 14,890 miles. 4.8L, V8 Auto, 20,060 miles. 5.7L, V8 Auto, 16,495 miles. Auto, 39,228 miles. 1owner 4wd, 2dr. Sport 31,325 miles Auto, 4dr, 6,778 miles Auto, 4 cyl, 15,919 miles Coupe, 1,696 miles, manual C250 Sport, 24,600 miles Auto, Leather, 26,198 miles 4dr, Sedan, V6,15,372 miles Crew Cab Short Box, 7,615 miles. 1500 LT, 35, 577 miles, Auto Auto, 3.6L, V6, 21, 541 miles 1500 Extended Cab, Standard Box, 10,975 milesSK# 7304062T SK# 7179070P SK# 7301591P SK# 7118520P SK#7227921P SK#7508006P SK#7213002PSK#7687316T 7641619P 7641619P SK# 7P23815T SK# 7628061P SK#7N07568P SK#7217297P SK# 7200862T SK# 7344382P SK#7394631T SK#7225999P $13,996 $14,990 $12,990 $8,990 $10,990 $11,995 $12,995 $12,995 $13,495 13 Okeechobee News November 6, 2013

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Important Information: Please read your ad carefully the first day it appears. In case of an inadvertent error, please notify us prior to the deadline listed. We will not be responsible for more than 1 incorrect insertion, or for more than the extent of the ad rendered valueless by such errors. Advertiser assumes responsibility for all statements, names and content of an ad, and assumes responsibility for any claims against the INI USA. All advertising is subject to publisher’s approval. The publisher reserves the right to accept or reject any or all copy, and to insert above the copy the word “advertisement”. All ads accepted are subject to credit approval. All ads must conform to INI USA style and are restricted to their proper classifications. Some classified categories require advance payment. These classifications are denoted with an asterisk *. 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 Garage/ Yard SalesBIG 2 FAMILY YARD SALE SE 43rd STREET IN KINGS BAY, THUR. NOV. 7th, FRI. NOV. 8th, SAT NOV. 9th, 7:00 am til 3:00 pm OKEECHOBEE 519 SW 86th Terr., 11/9/2013, 8am-2pm. HUGE Multi Family Yard Sale SATURDAY, Located in Edgewater Acres. Tools, Clothing, Toys, Fishing gear, Furniture, house hold items, lots of goodies. Garage/ Yard SalesLARGE MULTI-FAMILY YARD SALE. NOV. 7,8,9 8:00-4:00 2900 SE 18TH CT. FOLLOW THE RED & WHITE SIGNS IN TREASURE ISLAND. MEN & WOMENS CLOTHING WITH LOTS OF LADIES PLUS SIZES, BEDROOM, KITCHEN, DINING & HOUSEHOLD ITEMS. X-MAS DECORATIONS, NASCAR, ELECTRICAL & LOTS OF MISC. NO JUNK. We Buy Estates Antiques, Collectibles, Household, Tools, Jewelry and etc. Call 863-697-8906 YARD/MOVING SALE NOV 9TH & 10TH, 8-? 4131 SW 9TH WAY PLANTS, KNICK KNACKS, FISHING, QUILTING REMNANTS, HOT DOG CART PLUS EQUIPMENT. Employment Full TimeSEEKING PRODUCTION MANAGER for our new automated feed mill in Okeechobee, Florida. Responsible for Production/QC/Maintenance, managing mill personnel, computer skills are required. SEND RESUME TO: unitedfeedco@embarqmail.com Alan Jay Chrysler is looking for a Salesperson for new and used cars. Experience preferred, bi-lingual in English and Spanish a plus. Bene ts, vacation, 401k available. Must have valid driver license and pass drug screen. Apply in person. Alan Jay Chrysler Dodge Ram Jeep, 202 W Sugarland Hwy Clewiston Employment Full TimeCLASS A -CDL DRIVER needed, must have DOT medical, clean driving history and 2.5 yrs. tanker endorsement. Call 863.467-9800. M-F 9:00 to 4:00. Drivers: $5,000 SignOn Bonus! Great Pay! Consistent Freight, Great Miles on this Regional Account. Werner Enterprises: 1-855-517-2488 Kissimmee River Restoration Project S-65EX1 Cajun Constructors is hiring concrete labors. Workers should have some experience with concrete and formwork. 11.36 per hour and a six day work schedule. Overtime will be paid after 40 hrs. Call 863-357-0022 or apply @ 2403 SW Ruck’s Dairy Road, Okeechobee, FL 34974 Employment Full Time Employment Part TimeSoutheast Milk is seeking a Milk Testing Laboratory Technician Part Time. Will train. $10.50 hour to start. Hours Wed-Fri 9:00-1:00 PM, Sat-Sun 8:00-4:00 PM Contact Eric at 863-634-0379 for details. Access www.southeastmilk.org for an Employment Application Business Opportunities NOTICEIndependent Newspapers will never accept any advertisement that is illegal or considered fraudulent. In all cases of questionable value, such as promises of guaranteed income from work-athome programs if it sounds too good to be true, chances are that it is. If you have questions or doubts about any ad on these pages, we advise that before responding or sending money ahead of time, you check with the Better Business Bureau at 772-878-2010 for previous complaints. Some 800 and 900 telephone numbers may require an extra charge, as well as long distance toll costs. We will do our best to alert our reader of these charges in the ads, but occasionally we may not be aware of the charges. Therefore, if you call a number out of your area, use caution. ExcavationLESLIE SUMMERFORD EXCAVATING LLC. Call us for your excavation needs; land clearing ponds, hauling of ll dirt, shell, millings (when available) transportation of heavy equipment. Call Leslie for excavation needs. (863)763-9330 or (863)634-7659. One mans trash is another mans treasure. Turn your trash to treasure with an ad in the classifieds. Apartments1 Bedroom Ef ciency apartment all utilities furnished $375.00 monthly Call 812-989-3022 IN TOWN: 1BR, 1BA, $500 mo. 1st, last & sec. dep. Non Smk Env., No pets. (863)697-2818 Large 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. Very Lrge Apart. non smoker and quite, furnished dishes, linens and etc. washer & dryer, electric and cable. $550 mo. plus $300 security SE Hwy 441 Call 863-467-4449 Houses RentAFFORDABLE new house 3BR, 2BA, full size 2 car gar. 2200 sq. ft., full appliances w/dishwasher, lg. M/BR with walk-in closet, 4 person Jacuzzi tub, 300 sq. ft. Italian tile walkin shower, lg. kit. w/cent. island bar, $1395/mo. 1st, last & sec. Call (561)723-2226 AFFORDABLE new house Large 3BR, 2 BA, Large yard. Bring pets. Available for monthly rental. $950 mo. Call (561)723-2226 SMALL 1BR, 1BA, Lg. storage room, newly decorated,kitchen remodeled, all new appliances. SW 7th Ave., $550/mo. 1st, last & sec. dep. (863)357-1197 or (863)397-7947 Houses RentDixie Ranch Estates, 3 bedroom 2 bath cbs house, all tile, fenced yard, 1 small pet okay, $750.00 plus security deposit to move in. Please call 561-596-1344 ask for Fred available November 15th Newly remodeled & painted 3bdrm/1b. house in Dixie Ranch Estates. $800.00 First, Last & Security No Pets. 863-634-2820 OKEE2/1 $498.00 and 3/2 $ 625.00 Newly updated 12 miles N.E. of town center. Lawn, pest, trash and water included Call for details. Mon -Fri. No Pets 863-467-9800. OKEECHOBEE Conners Estates (behind Everglade School). 3598 SE 8th St. 3BR, 2BA w/Garage. $1000 mo. includes water & lawn care. No pets. 1st last & sec. 305-494-3738 Okeechobee1600 SW 3rd Ave 3bed/1.5bath CBS House, close to everything, tile oors, xtra computer room $850/mo. $2,000 to move in. Okeechobee907 SW 2nd Ave 2/2 house, back screened porch $700/mo. $1,500 to move in. 863-634-0512 ON RIM CANAL Freshly redone, 3BR, 2.5 BA, garage, boat dock. $795 mo. water incl. Call 772-359-1640. Office Space Rent “Next to Court House” Commercial Space 500 SF and up First month rent free 863-467-0651 When doing those chores is doing you in, its time to look for a helper in the classifieds. Houses SaleOwner Financing3 bdrm 2 bath, CBS house on 1 acre $3,500.00 down $931.42 a month. Call Beverley 863-634-2820 Lots SaleJust Reduced in Treasure Island large fenced lot with beautiful oak trees. Build a home or put a mobile home on lot. $14,500.00 Call 863-634-2820 Priced to sell Residential Building lot, adjoining the golf course at the Beautiful Oaks of Blue Heron. $22,500.00 Call 863-634-2820 Mobile Home Rent2009 34ft RV for rent, short or long term, located on private property. $600-$800 monthly. Call 863-357-7597 2/2 MH WITH REC. ROOM, SCREEN ROOM, FRONT PORCH, WASHER/DRYER, EXCELLENT DOWNTOWN LOCATION $650/MO. PLUS UTILITIES 863-697-3898 2BD/1BA Nice Park, nice unit, central air, Fully furnished $400 monthly, part of utilities paid Call 812-989-3022 Need a few more bucks to purchase something deer? Pick up some extra bucks when you sell your used items in the classifeids. Mobile Home RentNICE CLEAN Newly Renovated 2bd & 1bd homes in nice quiet park, small dog okay, Security required. 863-517-5111 or 239-246-6301 Mobile HomeSale1/2 MOBILE HOME W/FLORIDA ROOM, LOTS OF UPDATES. MUST SEE STEPHENS WINTER RESORT ADULT PARK 78W 1/4 MILE E OF RIVER, LOT#7 863-623-4060 55+ 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 35ft Trailer, Fl. Room, screen room, 2 bedrooms, C/A/H, W/D, carport, vinyl siding, furnished. Asking $34,000 neg. 55+ park, 863-467-2146 HOME FOR SALE, SCREEN ROOM, NEW AIR COND. 4047 SE 25TH DRIVE VANTAGE OAKS TRAILER PARK. 863-484-0501 NEWLY RENOVATED Homes for sale in small park. Cheaper than paying rent. Call 239-246-6301 or 863-517-5111 Palm Harbor Homes 4/2 Stock Sequoia 2,200 sq ft $12K OFF! FOR FREE PHOTOS.... John Lyons 800-622-2832 ext 210 for details. How do you find a job in todays competitive market? In the employment section of the classifieds 14 Okeechobee News November 6, 2013

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Campers/RVs2007 Big Horn 5th Wheel, by Hartland. 4 slides, island kitchen, all in one bath w/an air ride 5th wheel pin. $34,995. (517)320-3088 Wanted all Travel Trailers, Motor Homes and Fifth Wheels. Any Condition, Cash paid on the spot Call 941-347-7171 Travel Trailers32ft 2006 Fleetwood, no holding tanks, title in hand. $3,600 o.b.o 561-346-4692 Autos WantedCASH FOR CARS No Title Needed, Any Condition. 268junk.com Located in Okeechobee Call (863)268-5865 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 NoticeOKEECHOBEE COUNTY TRAFFIC SIGNAL MAINTENANCE AND REPAIR SERVICES, STREETLIGHT MAINTENANCE AIRFIELD LIGHTING INSPECTION AND MAINTENANCE BID # 2013 20 INVITATION TO BID Notice is hereby given that sealed bids will be received until 3:00 p.m., local time, on November 22, 2013, by the Board of County Commissioners, Okeechobee County, Florida, at 304 NW 2nd Street, Room 222, Okeechobee, Florida 34972, for Traf c Signal Maintenance and Repair Services, Streetlight Maintenance, and Air eld Lighting Inspection and Maintenance for Okeechobee County. Scope of Work: In general, the work to be performed under this Contract will include maintenance and emergency repairs of traf c signals, caution lights and asher components and streetlights throughout unincorporated Okeechobee County. Also, the Okeechobee County air eld lighting and rotation beacon maintenance. Copies of Bidding Documents may be obtained from the Deputy County Administrator’s of ce located at 304 NW 2nd Street, Room 103, Okeechobee, Florida 34972. Each bid must be submitted in TRIPLICATE (ONE ORIGINAL & TWO COPIES) and accompanied by an acceptable Bid Bond or Certi ed Check, in the amount equal to at least ve percent (5%) of the amount of the bid payable to 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. Each Bidder shall submit with their Proposal evidence that they are licensed to perform the work and services or quali ed by examination to be so licensed. Any and all questions relative to this project shall be directed to Jim Threewits, Deputy County Administrator at (863)763-4458 x-2. Okeechobee County accepts no responsibility for any expense related to preparation or delivery of Proposal, reserves the right to reject any and all proposal(s), to waive technical errors and informalities not inconsistent with Florida State Statutes, and to accept the proposal which, in its sole judgment best serves Okeechobee County. Okeechobee County is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. Sharon Robertson, Clerk Frank Irby, Chairman Board of County Commissioners Board of County Commissioners Okeechobee County, Florida Okeechobee County, Florida 456220 ON 11/6/2013 Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION Case #: 2009 CA 000011 Federal National Mortgage Association (“FNMA”) Plaintiff, -VS.Joseph A. Underhill, III a/k/a Joseph A. Underhill; Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., as Nominee for GMAC Mortgage Corporation d/b/a ditech.com; 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 September 27, 2013, entered in Civil Case No. 2009 CA 000011 of the Circuit Court of the 19th Judicial Circuit in and for Okeechobee County, Florida, wherein Federal National Mortgage Association, Plaintiff and Joseph A. Underhill, III a/k/a Joseph A. Underhill are defendant(s), I, Clerk of Court, Sharon Robertson, will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at 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 December 4, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to-wit: BEING A PORTION OF LOT 37 OF BLOCK 4 OF CONNERS GABLES SUBDIVISION, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 2, PAGE 71 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA, MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCE AT THE NW CORNER OF SECTION 24, TOWNSHIP 37 SOUTH, RANGE 35 EAST, RUN EAST ON THE SECTION LINE 44 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 0 DEGREES, 14 MINUTES, 10 SECONDS WEST 299.73 FEET; THENCE CONTINUE SOUTH 0 DEGREES, 14 MINUTES, 30 SECONDS WEST ON THE EAST BOUNDARY OF COUNTY ROAD A DISTANCE OF 925.01 FEET TO A POINT; THENCE SOUTH 12 DEGREES, 45 MINUTES, 30 SECONDS EAST ON EAST BOUNDARY OF COUNTY ROAD 46.56 FEET TO SOUTH BOUNDARY OF LOT 36, BLOCK 4, CONNERS GABLES SUBDIVISION AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 2, PAGE 71, PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY; THENCE SOUTH 89 DEGREES, 53 MINUTES, 45 SECONDS EAST ON SOUTH BOUNDARY OF LOTS 36 AND 37, BLOCK 4, A DISTANCE OF 671.53 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING; FROM POINT OF BEGINNING RUN EAST 150 FEET; THENCE NORTH 290.40 FEET; THENCE WEST 150 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 290.40 FEET TO POINT OF BEGINNING; LYING IN SECTION 24, TOWNSHIP 37 SOUTH, RANGE 35 EAST. 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 454535 ON 11/6,13/2013 Public Notice Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA Case No.: 2011-CA-413 2010-1 RADC/CADC VENTURE, LLC, a Delaware limited liability company, Plaintiff, v. ROYAL PROFESSIONAL BUILDERS, INC., a Florida corporation, WALLACE D. SANGER, an individual, PALM VILLAGE RANCH HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC., an inactive Florida non-pro t corporation, and ALL OTHER UNKNOWN PARTIES, including all claimants, persons or parties, natural or corporate, or whose legal status is unknown, claiming under any of the above named or described Defendants, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that, pursuant to the Stipulated Final Judgment of Foreclosure (In Rem Only) entered on September 23, 2013, in Case No. 2011-CA-413 of the Circuit Court of the Nineteenth Judicial Circuit, in and for Okeechobee County, Florida, wherein Plaintiff is 2010-1 RADC/CADC PROPERTY I, LLC, a Delaware limited liability company, and Defendants are ROYAL PROFESSIONAL BUILDERS, INC., a Florida corporation, et al., the Clerk of Court of Okeechobee County, Florida will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 312 Northwest Third Street, Jury Assembly Room 2nd Floor, Okeechobee, Florida 34972, at 11:00 a.m. EST, on the 4th day of December, 2013, the following described real and personal property as set forth in said Stipulated Final Judgment of Foreclosure to wit: EXHIBIT “A” LEGAL DESCRIPTION THE EAST 10.24 ACRES OF THAT PARCEL OF LAND DESCRIBED IN OFFICIAL RECORDS BOOK 500, PAGE 754, PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA LYING NORTH OF SOUTHWEST 6TH STREET AND SOUTH OF SOUTH PARK STREET IN SECTION 21, TOWNSHIP 37 SOUTH, RANGE 35 EAST, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: BEGINNING AT A POINT ON THE NORTH RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE OF SOUTHWEST 6TH STREET, SAID POINT BEING THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF THAT PARCEL OF LAND DESCRIBED IN OFFICIAL RECORDS BOOK 452 PAGE 1439; THENCE SOUTH 89’48’47” WEST, ALONG THE NORTH RIGHTOF-WAY LINE OF SOUTHWEST 6TH STREET, A DISTANCE OF 285.13 FEET; THENCE NORTH 0009’05” WEST, DEPARTING SAID NORTH LINE, ALONG A LINE PARALLEL TO THE WESTERLY RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE OF THE SEA BOARD COAST LINE RAILROAD AS LOCATED ALONG THE EAST BOUNDARY OF THE PARCEL OF LAND DESCRIBED IN OFFICIAL RECORDS BOOK 500, PAGE 754, TO THE INTERSECTION WITH A LINE AND THE EXTENSION THEREOF, 100.0 FEET SOUTH OF AND PARALLEL TO THE SOUTH BOUNDARY OF THE LAND DESCRIBED IN OFFICIAL RECORDS BOOK 293 PAGE 257, A DISTANCE OF 994.54 FEET; THENCE NORTH 89’49’33” EAST, ALONG A LINE PARALLEL TO THE SOUTH BOUNDARY LINE OF SAID PARCEL OF LAND DESCRIBED IN OFFICIAL RECORDS BOOK 293 PAGE 257, TO THE INTERSECTION WITH A LINE LYING 70.0 FEET EAST OF AND PARALLEL TO THE EAST BOUNDARY LINE OF SAID PARCEL DESCRIBED IN OFFICIAL RECORDS BOOK 293 PAGE 257, A DISTANCE OF 49.69 FEET; THENCE NORTH 00’07’58” WEST, ALONG SAID LINE AND THE EXTENSION THEREOF LYING 70.0 FEET EAST OF THE EAST BOUNDARY OF THE PROPERTY DESCRIBED IN SAID OFFICIAL RECORDS BOOK 293 PAGE 257, A DISTANCE OF 537.64 FEET TO A POINT ON A NON-TANGENT CURVE AND THE SOUTH RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE OF SOUTHWEST 2ND STREET, THROUGH WHICH A RADIAL LINE BEARS NORTH 3324’04” WEST, SAID CURVE BEING CONCAVE TO THE NORTHWEST, HAVING A RADIUS OF 414.09 FEET; THENCE NORTHEASTERLY, ALONG THE ARC OF SAID CURVE, THROUGH A CENTRAL ANGLE OF 4712’31”, ALONG THE SOUTH RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE OF SOUTHWEST 2ND STREET TO THE INTERSECTION WITH THE SOUTH RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE OF SOUTH PARK STREET, AN ARC DISTANCE OF 341.19 FEET; THENCE NORTH 8949’33” EAST, ALONG THE SOUTH RIGHTOF-WAY LINE OF SOUTH PARK STREET, A DISTANCE OF 23.95 FEET TO THE INTERSECTION WITH THE WEST RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE OF THE SEA BOARD COAST LINE RAILROAD RIGHT-OF-WAY; THENCE SOUTH 00’09’05” EAST, DEPARTING SAID SOUTH LINE, ALONG THE WEST RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE OF THE SEA BOARD COAST LINE RAILROAD RIGHT-OF-WAY, A DISTANCE OF 1,040.16 FEET; THENCE NORTH 8950’55” EAST, DEPARTING SAID WEST LINE, ALONG THE SOUTH RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE OF THE SEA BOARD COAST LINE RIGHT-OF-WAY AND THE SOUTH LINE OF THE PROPERTY DESCRIBED IN OFFICIAL RECORDS BOOK 463 PAGE 1488, A DISTANCE OF 80.00 FEET TO THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF THE PROPERTY DESCRIBED IN OFFICIAL RECORDS BOOK 316 PAGE 1436; THENCE SOUTH 00’09’05” EAST, DEPARTING SAID SOUTH LINE, ALONG THE WEST LINE OF THE PROPERTY DESCRIBED IN OFFICIAL RECORDS BOOK 316 PAGE 1436, A DISTANCE OF 693.33 FEET TO THE NORTH LINE OF THAT PARCEL DESCRIBED IN OFFICIAL RECORDS BOOK 452 PAGE 1439; THENCE SOUTH 8948’47” WEST, DEPARTING SAID WEST LINE, ALONG SAID NORTH LINE, A DISTANCE OF 50.00 FEET TO THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF THE PROPERTY DESCRIBED IN OFFICIAL RECORDS BOOK 452 PAGE 1439; THENCE SOUTH 00’09’05” EAST, ALONG THE WEST LINE OF SAID PARCEL DESCRIBED IN OFFICIAL RECORDS BOOK 452 PAGE 1439, A DISTANCE OF 76.17 FEET TO A POINT ON SAID NORTH RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE OF SOUTHWEST 6TH STREET, AND THE POINT OF BEGINNING. CONTAINING 445,984.29 SQUARE FEET OR 10.238 ACRES, MORE OR LESS. Dated this 27th day of September, 2013. SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF COURT, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. 454534 ON 11/6,13/2013 Public Notice Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA, CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 10000167CAAXMX BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP, F/K/A COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP, Plaintiff vs. ELIZABETH MUNOZ, et al., Defendant(s) NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to an Order Rescheduling Foreclosure Sale dated 15th day of October, 2013, entered in Civil Case Number in the Circuit Court for Okeechobee, Florida, wherein BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP, F/K/A COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS SERV ICING, LP the Plaintiff, and ELIZABETH MUNOZ, et al, are the Defendants; I will sell the property situated in Okeechobee Florida, described as: THE WEST ONE-HALF (W 1/2) OF LOTS 11, 12, AND 13, BLOCK 21, CONNERS HIGHLANDS, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 1, PAGE 21, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORDIAat 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 4th day of December, 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. Dated October 17, 2013. SHARON ROBERTSON CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Corrie Johnson, A DA Coordinator, 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, Public Notice 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 THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON FKA THE BANK OF NEW YORK,AS TRUSTEE FOR THE CERTIFICATEHOLDERS OF CWABS INC., ASSETBACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2007-7, Plaintiff, VS. 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 15 Okeechobee News November 6, 2013(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. 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. 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 tribunalla mwens ke 7 jou; Si ou pa ka tande ou pale byen, rele 711. 455310 ON 11/6,13/2013 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. 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 26th day of September, 2013. SHARON ROBERTSON CLERK OF TH CIRCUIT COURT BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk MCCALLA RAYMER, LLC, ATTORNEY 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, 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. 454430 ON 10/30;11/6/2013 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 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File No. 472013CP000102CPAXMX Circuit Court for Okeechobee County, Probate Division, the address of which 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 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 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 472013CA000269 SEACOAST NATIONAL BANK, Plaintiff, VS. BERYL UNDERWOOD A/K/A BERYL N. UNDERWOOD A/K/A BERYL NAOMI UNDERWOOD, et al., Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated August 7, 2013, entered in Case No. 13-CA-269 in the Circuit Court of the 19th Judicial Circuit in and for Okeechobee County, Florida wherein Seacoast National Bank is Plaintiff, and Beryl Underwood a/k/a Beryl N. Underwood a/k/a Beryl Naomi Underwood, Elvis Underwood a/k/a Elvis N. Underwood, John Doe, unknown tenant, and Jane Doe, unknown tenant, the names being ctitious to account for parties in possession, are the Defendants, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in the Jury Assembly Room, 2nd Floor, Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, FL 34972 at 11:00 am onthe4thdayofDecember,2013, NOTICE OF SERVICE OF PROCESS BY PUBLICATION STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA, MACON COUNTY IN THE DISTRICT COURT, CASE NO. 13-CVD-462 KEITH ALAN BATES VS. LESLEE MARIE BATES TO: LESLEE MARIE BATES TAKE NOTICE that a pleading seeking relief against you has been led in the above-entitled action. The nature of the relief being sought is custody of the minor children of the marriage. You are required to make defense to such pleading not later than December 11, 2013 and upon your failure to do so, the party seeking service against you will apply to the court for the relief sought. This the 31st day of October, 2013. Bradley S. Tisdale Attorney for the Plaintiff 26 Iotla Street Franklin, NC 28734 828-349-6400 456126 ON 11/6,13,20/2013 the following described property Okeechobee County, Florida: Commencing at the 1/4 Section corner on the East boundary line of Section 12, Township 37 South, Range 34 East; thence S 008’00” W, along the Section line for a distance of 1386.00 feet to a point; thence N 8940’00” W, parallel to the North boundary line of Section 12 for a distance of 3036.00 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING; thence N 008’00” E, parallel to the East boundary line of Section 12, a distance of 660.00 feet to a point; thence N 8940’00” W, parallel to the North boundary line of Section 12, a distance of 165.00 feet to a point; thence S 008’00” W, a distance of 660.00 feet to a point; thence S 8940’00” E, parallel to the North boundary line of Section 12, a distance of 665.00 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING. The above land lying and being in 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 8th day of August, 2013. SHARON ROBERTSON CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT BY: Sandra L. Creech DEPUTY CLERK 450987 ON 11/6,13/2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION CASE NO. 47-2009-CA-000711 OCWEN LOAN SERVICING, LLC., Plaintiff, VS, MICHAEL R. BRAMAN AND PATRICIA A. BRAMAN, et.al. Defendant(s). NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated April 11, 2013 and entered in 47-2009-CA-000711 of the Circuit Court of the Nineteenth Judicial Circuit in and for Okeechobee County, Florida, wherein OCWEN LOAN SERVICING, LLC., is the Plaintiff and PATRICIA A. BRAMAN; MICHAEL R. BRAMAN; BLUE HERON GOLF AND COUNTRY CLUB HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC.; UNKNOWN TENANTS are the Defendant(s). Sharon Robertson as the Clerk of the Circuit Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in the Jury Assembly Room, 2nd Fl., Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 312 NW 3rd St., Okeechobee, FL 34972, at 11:00 AM on DECEMBE R 4, 2013 the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: LOT 116, BLUE HERON GOLF AND COUNTRY CLUB, PHASE II, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 6, PAGES 59 AND 60, 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 18TH day of OCTOBER, 2013. Sharon Robertson As Clerk of the Court BY: Sandra L. Creech As Deputy Cler k IMPORTANTIf you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Corrie Johnson, ADA Coordinator, 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711.455354 ON 11/6,13/2013 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 NOTICE There will be a meeting of the Tourist Development Council (TDC) of Okeechobee County on Tuesday, November 12, 2013, at 5:30 p.m. in the Tourist Development Council Of ce located at 2800 N.W. 20th Trail (Airport Terminal Bldg.), Okeechobee, Florida. Any person deciding to appeal any decision made by the TDC with respect to any matter considered at such meeting will need a record of the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, he or she may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. Kathy Scott, Tourism Coordinator Tourist Development Council Okeechobee County 456248 ON 11/6/2013 Earn some extra cash. Sell your used items in the classifieds

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Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 472012CA000340CAXXXX BEACH COMMUNITY BANK, a Florida state chartered bank, Plaintiff, VS. WATER’S EDGE MOTOR COACH RESORT, LLC, a Florida Limited Liability Company, et. al., Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Amended Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated October 9, 2013, entered in Civil Case Number 472012CA000340CAXXXX of the Circuit Court of the Nineteenth Judicial Circuit in and for Okeechobee, Florida, wherein WATER’S ED GE MOTOR COACH RESORT, LLC, a Florida Limited Liability Company, TELEHAR CORP., a Florida corporation, LYNCH PAVING & CONSTRUCTION CO., INC. J&L CUSTOM CONSTRUCTION, INC., a Florida corporation, DRMP, INC., a Florida corporation, f/k/a DYER, RIDDLE, MILLS, & PRECOURT, INC., a Florida co rporation, CHARLIE’S LAWN & LANDSCAPE OF THE LAKE AREA, INC., a Florida corporation, SOUTH FLORIDA CUSTOM POOLS, LLC, a Florida limited liability company and WATERS EDGE MOTOR COACH RESORT CONDOMINIUM ASSOCIATION, INC. are the Defendants. I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash, at 11:00 a.m. on the 4th day of December, 2013 at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 2nd oor, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida, 34972, the following described property as set forth in said Amende d Final Judgment, to wit: Lots 9 and 10, Block B, Lakeview Subdivision, according to the Plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 3, page 1, Public Records o f Okeechobee County, Florida. ALSO: Lot 29, Less the North 10 feet and all of Lot 30, Block B, LAKEVIEW SUBDIVISION, according to the map or plat thereof as rec orded in Plat Book 3, Page(s) 1, Public Records of Okeechobee County, Florida. ALSO: Begin at the Hancock Meander corner on section line between Sections 23 and 24, Township 38 South, Range 36 East; run thence South 42 degrees 58’ West to the South line of State Road # 15 (also known as Conners Highway) for the point of beginning; said point being 50 feet measured at right angles from the center line of said State Road #15; run thence South 42 degrees 58’ West to the 17 feet water level of Lake Okeechobee ; run thence North 37 degrees 05’ West 101.5 feet; run thence North 42 degrees 58’ East 259.1 feet to the intersection with the South line of State Roa d #15, and point of intersection being 50 feet measured at right angles from the center line of said State Road #15; run thence Southeasterly along the Sou th line of said State Road #15 to the point of beginning. ALSO: Commencing at the Hancock Meander corner, between said Sections 23 and 24, Township 38 South, Range 36 East, and bear South 4425’54” West a distance of 420.00 feet to the point of beginning; thence bear South 3119’59” East on a line parallel to the Southwesterly line o f Lots 14 and 15, Block 9, Plat of Farm Lands of Consolidated Land Company, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 1, Page 5, Public Records of Ok eechobee County, Florida, a distance of 224.59 feet to a point; thence North 4203’04” East a distance of 198.79 feet to a point on the Southerly right o f way of State Road 15; thence bear North 3244’41” West along said Southerly right of way line a distance of 214.83 feet; thence bear South 4424’54” West a distance of 191.02 feet to the point of beginning. ALSO: Commencing at the Hancock Meander corner between Sections 23 and 24, Township 38 South, Range 36 East, and bear South 4425’54” West a distance of 420.00 feet to the point of beginning; thence bear South 3119’39” East on a line parallel to the Southwesterly line of Lots 14 and 15, Block 9, Plat of Farm Lands of Consolidated Land Company, according to the plat thereof recor ded in Plat Book 1, Page 5, Public Records of Okeechobee County, Florida, a distance of 224.59 feet to a point; thence bear South 4203’04” West to the intersection with the 17 foot contour line of Lake Oke echobee; thence bear Northwesterly along said 17 foot contour line to a point lying South 4424’54” West of the point of beginning; thence bear North 44 24’54” East to the Point of Beginning. ALSO: A portion of reclaimed lake bottom lying in fractional Section 23, Township 38 South, Range 36 East, Okeechobee County, Flor ida and being more particularly described as follows: Commence at the Hancock Meander corner lying on the East line of said Section 23 (also being the West line of Section 24); t hence South 4353’31” West, a distance of 245.15 feet to the Southwesterly right of way (R/W) line of State Road #15 (100’ in width); thence continue South 4 353’31” West, a distance of 319.02 feet to the 17 feet contour line of Lake Okeechobee as established by the South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD ) as per South Florida Water Management District R/W and topo map for Levee 47 Section 2, DWG. No. L-47-4, Sheet 4 of 8, dated 3/22/65; thence conti nue South 4353’31” West, a distance of 57.68 feet to the Southwesterly R/W line of Levee L47; thence North 3417’45” West along said Southwesterly R/W line of Levee L-47, a distance of 201.44 feet; thence North 564425” East along the Southwesterly extension of the Southerly line of the North 10.00 feet of Lot 29, Lakeview Subdivision, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 1, of the Public Records of Okeechobee County, Florida a distance of 49.52 feet to the intersection with the aforesaid 17 feet contour line of Lake Okeechobee; thence South 3624’18” East along said contour lin e, a distance of 188.86 feet to the point of beginning. ALSO: A parcel of land lying in fractional Section 23, Township 38 South, Range 36 East, Okeechobee County, Florida being more parti cularly described as follows: Commence at the Hancock Meander corner lying on the East line of said Section 23 (also being the West line of Section 24); t hence South 4353’31” West, a distance of 245.15 feet to the Southwesterly right of way (R/W) line of State Road #15 (100’ in width); thence continue South 4 353’31” West, a distance of 319.02 feet to the 17 feet contour line of Lake Okeechobee as established by the South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD ) as per South Florida Water Management District R/W and topo map for Levee 47 Section 2, DWG. No. L-47-4, Sheet 4 of 8, dated 3/22/65; thence North 3624’18” West along said 17 feet contour line, a distance of 98.40 feet for the point of beginning of this description; thence continue North 3624 ’18” West along said 17 feet contour line, a distance of 90.46 feet to the Southwesterly extension of the Southerly line of the North 10.00 feet of Lot 29, Block B, Lakeview Subdivision, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 1, of the Public Records of Okeechobee County, Florida; thence Nort h 5644’25” East along said Southwesterly extension of the South line of the North 10.00 feet of Lot 29, Block B, a distance of 66.75 feet to the Southerly line of Lot 29, Block B; thence South 3450’27” East along said Southerly line of Lot 29, Block B, a distance of 75.79 feet to the Southernmost corner of said Lot 29 and the Northwesterly line of that parcel of land described in O.R. Book 265, Page 1316, of the aforesaid Public Records of Okeechobee County; thence South 4353’31” West along said Northwesterly line, a distance of 65.52 feet to the point of beginning. ALSO: Lots 8 and 11, Block B, Lakeview Subdivision, according to the map or Plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 1, Publi c Records of Okeechobee County, Florida. ALSO: Commence at the Hancock Meander between Sections 23 and 24, Township 38 South, Range 36 East, Okeechobee County, Florida and be ar South 44 degrees 25’ 54” West a distance of 420 feet to a point; Thence bear South 31 degrees 19’ 39” East on a line parallel to the South westerly line of Lots 14 and 15, Block 9, Consolidated Land Company, a distance of 224.59 feet to the Point of Beginning; Thence continue South 31 19’ 39” East a distance of 224.38 feet to a point; Thence bear North 39 degrees 51’ 15” East a distance of 206.82 feet to a point on the Southerly Right of Way l ine of State Road 15; Thence bear North 32 degrees 44’ 41” West along said Southerly Right of Way line a distance of 214.82 feet; Thence bear South 42 degre es 03’ 04” West a distance of 198.79 feet to the Point of Beginning. LESS AND EXCEPT THE FOLLOWING: Unit No. 27, Waters Edge Motor Coach Resort, a Condominium, according to the Declaration of Condominium led February 28, 2011, and recorded in O.R. Book 697, Page 1846, and also being recorded in Condominium Plat Book 1, Page 61 through 64, inclusive, all of the Public Recor ds of Okeechobee County, Florida. SUBJECT TO the Mortgagee’s Consent to the dedication of the streets, retention areas, easements, storm drainage system and util ities, as shown on Condominium Plat Book 1, Pages 61-64, Public Records of Okeechobee County, Florida to the use of Water’s Edge Motor Coach Resort Condom inium Association, Inc. AS WELL AS: (a) All buildings, structures, and improvements of every nature whatsoever now or hereafter situated on the above described real property (“Land”), and all xtures, ttings, building materials, machinery, equipment, furniture and furnishings and all personal property of every nature whatsoev er used or intended to be used in connection with or with the operation of said property, buildings, structures, or other improvements, including a ll extensions, additions, improvements, betterments, renewals, substitutions, replacements, and accessions to any of the foregoing, whether such xtures, ttings, building materials, machinery, equipment, furniture, furnishings and personal property actually are located on or adja cent to the Land or not, and whether in storage or otherwise, and wheresoever the same may be located (the “Improvements”); (b) All accounts, general intangibles, contracts and contract rights relating to the Land and Improvements, whether now owne d or existing or hereafter creat-ed, acquired or arising, including without limitation, all construction contracts, architectural services contracts, management contracts, leasing agent contracts, purchase and sale contracts, put or other option contracts, and all other contracts and agreements relating to the construction of improvements on, or the operation, management and sale of all or any part of the Land and Improvements; (c) Together with all easements, rights of way, gores of land, streets, ways, alleys, passages, sewer rights, waters, water courses, water rights and powers, and all estates, leases, subleases, licenses, rights, titles, interests, privileges, liberties, tenements, hereditaments, and appur tenances whatsoever, in any way belonging, relating, or appertaining to any of the property hereinabove described, or which thereafter shall in any way belong, r elate or be appurtenant thereto, whether now owned or hereafter acquired, and the reversion and reversions, remainder and remainders, rents, issues and pro ts thereof, and all the estate, right, title interest, property, possession, claim and demand whatsoever at law, as well as in equity, in and to the same, incl uding but not limited to: (1) All rents, royalties, pro ts, issues and revenues of the Land and Improvements from time to time accruing, whether under leases or tenancies now existing or hereafter created; and (2) All Judgments, awards of damages and settlements hereafter made resulting from condemnation proceedings or the taking of the Land and Improvements or any part thereof under the power of eminent domain, or for any damage (whether caused by such taking or oth erwise) to the Land and Improvements or any part thereof, or to any rights appurtenant thereto, including any award for change of grade or street s. (d) All cash and non-cash proceedings and all products of any of the foregoing items or types of property described in (a) (b), or (c) above, including, but not limited to, all insurance, contract and tort proceeds, and claims, and including all inventory, accounts, chattel papers documents, instruments, equipment, xtures, consumer goods and general intangibles acquired with cash proceeds of any of the foregoing items or types of property described in (a), (b), or (c) above; (e) All construction contracts and agreements, now or hereafter existing, relating in any way to the construction of the Imp rovements; (f) All surveys of all or any part of the Premises now existing or hereafter made; (g) All architects’ and/or engineers’ contracts, drawings, plans, speci cations, general contracts, Al A contracts, management agreements, surveys, bonds, sureties, permits, licenses, and other governmental approvals, and all amendments, revisions and modi cations thereto, now or hereafter existing, relating in any way to the construction of the Improvements; (h) All environmental permits, wetlands permits, development orders, development of regional impact orders, conditional use pe rmits and approvals, licenses, franchises, certi cates of occupancy, permits, water and sewer taps, and all other governmental approvals pertaining or applicable to, or relati ng in any way to the present or future operation of the Premises, whether now or existing or hereafter arising; (i) All right, title and interest in or to any and all business or trade names now or hereafter used or adopted in connectio n with the Premises; (j) All unexpired warranties and guaranties covering the buildings, improvements, xtures, appliances, equipment, personal property and other property described above; (k) All right, title and interest in and to all maintenance and service contracts relating to the Premises, whether now exis ting or hereafter arising; (l) All right, title, and interest in and to all equipment leases and other leases entered into with respect to the Premises, whether now existing or hereafter arising; (m) All payment and/or performance bonds now existing or hereafter entered into with respect to the construction of the Impr ovements; and (n) All right, title and interest in and to all permits, certi cates, licenses, and approvals (collectively the “Permits”) issued by, or agreements entered with, any governmental or private authority, person or agency relating to the ownership, development, construction, operation, mainte nance, marketing, sale and use of the Land and Improvements as well as all rights and privileges heretofore, hereafter or otherwise arising in connection with or pertaining thereto, including without limitation, any right or privilege to sewer and water rights, reservations of sewer or water capacity, prepaid impact fees, wetlands mitigation credits or to any other agreements or rights relating to sewer, water, septic tanks, or other utilities and any right or privil ege under any lease, contract, or other agreement with any third party pertaining to the ownership development, construction, operation, maintenances marketing, sale and use and in use thereof (collectively, the “Developer’s Rights”) and any and all plans and speci cations (the “Plans and Speci cations”) prepared for or to be used in connection therewith. Dated this 14th day of October, 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 FILE A CLAIM WITHIN SIXTY (60) DAYS AFTER THE SALE. SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT BY: Sandra L. Creech, DEPUTY CLERK The Winig Law Firm, P.A., Attorney for Plaintiff and Third Party Purchaser 4400 Northcorp Parkway Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410 Telephone (561) 847-7144 Facsimile (561) 847-7116 Primary Email: swinigwiniglaw.com Secondary Email: Melissa@pbcolmtylegal.com By: /s/ Steven L. Winig, Steven L. Winig, Esq; Fl. Bar. No. 374253 455321 ON 11/6,13/2013 Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public NoticeIN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 472011CA000301 TD BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, Plaintiff, VS. RICHARD CERNIGLIA, AND UNKNOWN SPOUSE, if any, AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER AND AGAINST THE HEIRS IN NAMED INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANT(S), WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR LIVING, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS; JOHN AND/OR JANE DOE AS UNKNOWN TENANTS IN POSSESSION, THE NAMES BEING FICTITIOUS TO ACCOUNT FOR PARTIES 16 Okeechobee News November 6, 2013 Call us today to get your FREE listing on BizSearch! 863.763.3134 Crossword Puzzle ACROSS 1 Skips, as stones 5 __ jure: by the law itself 9 Ancient Briton 13 Catchall survey opcin 14 Like a prof. emeritus: Abbr. 15 Raw fish dish 16 *Itching for a fight 18 From years past 19 Elephant in stories 20 Prints a new edition of 22 Suffix in taxonomy 23 *Steady guy or gal 26 Gathered together 27 Objective 28 CatsŽ poets monogram 29 Up to, casually 30 Author Harte 32 Lets notŽ 34 Like law school courts 36 *Third base, in baseball lingo 40 Gumbo thickener 42 Quite small 43 Oedipus TexŽ composer P.D.Q. __ 47 Theres no __ teamŽ 48 Cats pajamas? 51 Man of the house 53 However, briefly 54 *Shower convenience 57 Suffix for velvet 58 Batman, for Bruce Wayne 59 Surprise hit, maybe 61 Threw verbal tomatoes 62 Football linemen, or an apt description of the last words of the answers to starred clues 65 Black hues, in poetry 66 Spread in a tub 67 Pierres South Dakota? 68 A whole bunch 69 Tiny fraction of a min. 70 One of the Gilmore girls DOWN 1 Internet failure, punnily 2 80s Republican strategist Lee 3 Court concerned with wills 4 Crash site? 5 E-file org. 6 Apple of ones eye 7 Not easily amused 8 Most likely to raise eyebrows 9 Vital sign 10 Happens because of 11 Cracker with a hole in the middle 12 Holiday glitter 15 What are you gonna do about it?!Ž 17 __ la DouceŽ 21 Mensa stats 24 Grammar class no-no 25 13-year-old Apple 31 TGIF eve? 33 Question of method 35 Ball 37 Laced dress shoes 38 Start from scratch 39 Tide table term 40 1970 John Wayne western 41 Painting the town red 44 Eroded, as profits 45 11-Down flavor 46 Lincoln forte 47 Writer Allende 49 French 101 article 50 Convertible, in slang 52 Balance due, e.g. 55 Hammer parts 56 Churns up 60 Reader of signs 63 Go figureŽ 64 Ad __ committee By Patti Varol (c)2011TribuneMediaServices,Inc. 10/12/11 10/12/11 ANSWER TO PREVIOUS PUZZLE: Edited by Rich Norris and Joyce Nichols Lewis xwordeditor@aol.com IN POSSESSION, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to the Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated October 2, 2013 (the “Judgment”), entered in Civil Case No. 47-2011-CA-000301 of the Circuit Court of the Nineteenth Judicial Circuit in and for Okeechobee County, Florida, in which TD BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, is Plaintiff, and RICHARD CERNIGLIA and UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF RICHARD CERNIGLIA are Defendants. The Clerk of Court will sell the Property as de ned in the Judgment and as set forth below at a public sale on December 4, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. to the “highest bidder,” for cash in the Jury Assembly Room at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 2nd Floor, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 34972, in accordance with Section 45.031, Florida Statutes. The “highest bidder” for purposes of this Notice of Sale, is de ned as the party who bids the largest amount of money to purchase the Property (as de ned below) and who completes the sale in a timely fashion, as hereinafter set out. The one who bids the largest amount of money to purchase the Property (as de ned below) shall be permitted to complete the sale by delivering to the Clerk, the balance of such bid, over and above the deposit, by 3:00 p.m. on the day of the sale. The following property located in Okeechobee, Florida, is the subject of this Notice of Sale: Lot 7, Block 1, OKEECHOBEE LITTLE FARMS, according to the plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 2, Page 100 of the Public Records of Okeechobee County, Florida together with all existing or subsequently erected or af xed buildings, improvements, and xtures (the “Property”), which Property has a street address of 249 NW 110th Street, Okeechobee, Florida 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 on October 3, 2013. SHARON ROBERTSON Clerk of Circuit Court BY: Sandra L. 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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 17 Okeechobee News November 6, 2013 Special to the Okeechobee New Dairy farmers Jacob and Danielle Larson of Okeechobee County received the 2013 Y oung Farmers and Ranchers Achievement in Agriculture Award at the Florida Farm Bureau’s 2013 annual meeting in Ponte Vedra Beach on Oct. 23. The Larsons are third-generation dairy farmers responsible for the management of a 2,700-acre cow dairy farm and a 1,350acre beef cattle ranch operation. Jacob and Danielle were judged on their farm operation and growth, the nancial progress of their operation and their Farm Bureau and community leadership. The husband and wife duo will represent Florida in the national competition at the A merican Farm Bureau’s annual meeting in San Antonio in January. As the state winners, the Larsons will receive an all-expense paid trip to the event, a $500 check and a 2014 Chevy Silverado 4x4 Crew Cab pick-up truck, courtesy of Southern Farm Bureau Casualty Insurance Companies. Trevor Bass, owner of Bass Farms of Alachua County and Kyle and Marissa Story, Polk County citrus producers, were nalists for this prestigious award. They each received a $1000 check, also courtesy of Southern Farm Bureau Life. Applicants must be between the ages of 18-35 and be full-time agricultural producers. Finalists are evaluated on the nancial stability and development of their respective farm enterprises as well as their leadership in Farm Bureau and their local communities. Florida Farm Bureau is the Sunshine State’s largest general agricultural organization with more than 147,000 member-families representing Farm Bureaus in 60 counties. Membership provides a multitude of bene ts and you don’t have to be a farmer to be a member of Florida Farm Bureau. For information on Florida Farm Bureau, visit www. oridafarmbureau.org. Local dairy farmers receive state award Special to the Okeechobee NewsAchievement in Agriculture award winners Jacob and Danielle Larson, with their children, are pictured with Florida Farm Bureau president John Hoblick (at left).

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By Charles M. MurphyOkeechobee NewsLaQuavious Williams rushed for 149 yards and a touchdown and Jarrett Mills kicked a 25-yard eld goal but it wasn't enough as the Okeechobee Youth Football League Senior team, ages 13-14, fell to Frostproof, 15-11 in an exciting playoff game Saturday in Lake Placid. Frostproof (10-1) avenged an earlier loss in the season to Okeechobee 16-0. The Brahmans end their season at 10-1. It was a disappointing loss for the hard-working senior team that had taken a lot of pride in their unbeaten record. The team was hurt by some late-season injuries to players like Ja Juan Cherry and a broken nger suffered by speedster Janavise Futch during Saturday's game. Williams got the Brahmans off to a good start as they drove 65 yards in six plays to score a touchdown on their rst possession. Key plays included a 29-yard run by Williams and a 27y ard pass from quarterback Kysell Richardson to Williams. Williams scored on a 5-yard touchdown run and Mills added the conversion kick w hich added two points and an 8-0 early lead. Frostproof responded with a drive that reached the Brahman 8-yard line on their next possession. Defensive end Richard Harris made a key stop on fourth down and another tackle for loss in the Brahman red zone. Keegan Sarros added a quarterback sack during the drive. Okeechobee got another great play from Williams as he turned into a passer on the next drive. He hit Mills for a 35-yard reception on a halfback pass to get the Brahmans out near mid eld. However, the drive stalled and Frostproof returned a 28-yard punt 13 yards to get possession at their own 41-yard line. Harris had another quarterback sack, good for a 16-yard loss to force another Bulldog punt. Williams rushed for 25 yards on the next series but the drive stalled thanks to two Okeechobee penalties. The Bulldogs reached the Brahman 26-yard line on their next drive but Sarros had another tackle in the back eld to keep Okeechobee in front at halftime, 8-0. Frostproof took control in the second thanks to a Brahman miscue. Duante McMahon intercepted a Richardson pass off a de ection and returned it 65 yards for a touchdown midway through the third. The conversion kick tied the score at 8-8. Okeechobee recovered an onside kick and then drove to the Bulldog 7-yard line to regain the lead. Williams rushed for runs of 21 and 14 yards on the drive. Mills came onto the eld on fourth and drilled the 25-yard eld goal to make it 11-8 Okeechobee. Frostproof responded as Bug Wright Junior ran for 23 yards and Frostproof put together a 60-yard drive for a touchdown to go ahead early in the fourth quarter. Okeechobee had a few opportunities but two illegal motion penalties on a fourth down cost them after they reached the Bulldog 40-yard line with ve minutes. Williams rushed for 10 yards on a fourth and 11 to halt the drive. Okeechobee got one last chance with just over two minutes left but a fumbled snap was recovered by Frostproof. Brahman coach Eric Williams said his team worked hard all year and showed a lot of effort, toughness, and dedication during their unbeaten season. Williams said the team made too many mistakes against a quality team and couldn't recover. "I was feeling con dent about this game and we gured we'd make a deep run to the Super Bowl. We made mistakes and tried to bounce back from it but it was a little too late in the game," he said. The team took home a trophy for the District 5 Citrus Division Championship, the rst in the program's short history. "The overall season was great. I can't be happier for the kids. The OYFL is a great program because the kids are learning and I know they'll go to the high school and win a district title or even more," he stated. Member of the team included Rylee Smith, Jarrett Mills, Kysell Richardson, Royce Arnold, Jarrett Falkner, Malcolm Chambers, Janavise Futch, Logan Etherton, Keegan Sarros, Robert Futch, Colton Leppert, Ja Juan Cherry, Jermaine Moore, LaQuavious Williams, Tyler Lytle, Kallen Pinerio, Cyrus Smedley, Austin Waldron, Peyton Hewitt, Austin Cloud, Alex Hukriede, Justin Drawdy, Tyrese Lester, Dustin Holmes, Fransisco Delalto, Jonathon Vega, Richard Harris, Caleb Hoffer, Donny Watson and George Marshall. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 florida.newszap.com Check out these new features: • Daily Local News Updates • New interactive and easy to navigate format • Plus much, much more!Come see for yourself! 18 Okeechobee News November 6, 2013 Y outh football team falls to Frostproof Okeechobee News/ Charles MurphyOYFL senior team players hoist the trophy they won for their regular season district championship before Saturday’s game.

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The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) will waive day-use fees for veterans, active and reserve component service members, and their families at the more than 2,400 Corps-operated recreation areas nationwide on Veterans Day, Nov. 11. The fee waiver requires only verbal con rmation of service. The waiver covers fees for boat launch ramps and swimming beaches. The waiver does not apply to camping and camping-related services, or fees for specialized facilities such as group picnic shelters. USACE does not charge an entrance fee to access its parks. Other agencies that manage recreation areas on USACE lands are encouraged, but not required, to offer the waiver in the areas that they manage. USACE rst began the Veterans Day fee waiver in 2006 as a way to honor the men and women who have served our nation and the armed forces. "We invite our veterans, active and reserve service members, and their families this Veterans Day to launch a boat, swim at one of our beaches, or just spend some time together enjoying America's great outdoors free of charge," said James R. Hannon, USACE Chief of Operations in Washington, D.C. Veterans, service members and their families can take advantage of the day-use fee waivers at several locations within the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District. For those who enjoy boating, there are three corps boat ramps along the Caloosahatchee River, including the Ortona Lock & Dam North Recreation Area near Moore Haven and the W.P. Franklin Lock & Dam North and South Recreation Areas in Alva. The W.P. Franklin Lock & Dam South Recreation Area also features a visitor center with interactive exhibits and a swimming beach with a manatee sculpture where children can climb and play. Those who live on the east side of Lake Okeechobee can use the boat ramp and visitor center at the St. Lucie Lock & Dam Recreation Area in Stuart. The day-use fee waiver for veterans, active and reserve component service members, and their families on Veteran's Day will include: W.P. Franklin North boat ramp $3 boat ramp fee W.P. Franklin South Recreation Area $3 boat ramp fee; $1 swimming beach fee Ortona North Recreation Area $3 boat ramp fee St. Lucie South Recreation Area $3 boat ramp fee "Wherever you choose to recreate on Veterans Day, please remember to check your safety equipment before water activities and always wear a life jacket," said Adam Tarplee, acting assistant chief for the South Florida Operations Of ce in Clewiston. "Remember that we have free loaner life jackets available at our recreation areas to ensure you have a safe visit while boating or just swimming." For information on the W.P. Franklin Loc k and Dam Recreation Area in Alva, call 239694-2582. To nd out more about the St. Lucie Recreation Area in Stuart, call 772-219-4575. Additional information can be found online at www.saj.usace.army.mil and then clicking "Recreation." Hosting more than 370 million visits annually to 422 lake and river projects, USACE is the largest federal provider of outdoor and water-based recreation in the nation. The more than 2,400 USACE-operated recreation areas nationwide offer a diverse range of outdoor activities to people of all ages, and it's estimated that 90 percent are within 50 miles of metropolitan areas. To discover the USACE recreation site nearest you, please visit http:/ / corpslakes.usace.army.mil/visitors/visitors. cfm. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 For more information, contact 863.763.3134 email ”bizsearch@newszap.com 19 Okeechobee News November 6, 2013 Corps waives day-use fees on Veterans Day Special to the Okeechobee NewsThe waiver covers fees for boat launch ramps and swimming beaches. By Charles M. MurphyOkeechobee News Tabatha Henry was the only Okeechobee High School Brahman cross country runner to qualify for the state nals as she competed and nished fourth in the Class 3A Region 4 race Saturday at South Fork High School. Henry nished in 20:04. Bethany Hardcastle was the winner with a time of 19:33. Henry will compete in the state nals in Tallahassee this Saturday, Nov. 9. Vernice Leon of OHS nished in 42nd place. The Brahmans boys' team nished 8th at the regional. They were paced by Hernan Baltazar who nished in 23rd place with a time of 17:59. Emmanuel Gaona nished in 47th place, Daniel Shelley 54th, Lucas Penido 66th and Dylan Ferneau in 74th position for OHS. The Lady Brahman soccer team fell to J ensen Beach 8-0 on Thursday. Okeechobee w as shorthanded with a few players still in v olleyball, Brianna Nunez, and a few girls out with injury, which included goal keeper Daniela Mojica. Coach Sonya Smith said the girls were a little preoccupied with homecoming festivities but still did a good job early in the match by applying what they've learned in practice. "We started out pretty strong and put into play everything we had worked on. They spread out more and played their positions better," she noted. Maria Verez, Maria Ruiz and Rosa Borja left the eld due to injury for OHS, (0-3). Jensen Beach was able to take advantage with eight goals scored in the rst 35 minutes of the rst half. Smith said despite some tough losses to quality teams the girls continue to work hard and she expressed optimism that they will become more competitive. The girls played at Lincoln Park Academy on Monday and fell 6-1. OHS junior varsity football coach Joe Smith praised his team for their strong nish this year. They defeated South Fork and Clewiston to end the season on a high note. Coach Smith said the players wore their uniforms proudly and were a resilient group of young men. "As a man on a spiritual journey after God, I'm responsible in helping teach these young men what it means to be successful in our community," he explained. Smith left for a training conference in Salt Lake City, Utah, in September for soul searching and re ection on his life and his responsibilities as a man, father, husband and coach. "He put into my spirit, that if I did his will, that he would bless me, my family and my football team, and when I got back, we started to pray as a unit and knew we were a better football team," he added. Smith said the team started 0-3 but won their nal ve games. They rushed for over 250 yards as a team in the victory over South Fork. Fred Bradley and Terrance Boswell had rushing scores. Wyatt Bessenbacher caught two touchdown passes from Trevor Thomas in the 26-23 victory. The Clewiston game featured a tough Brahman defense. The Brahmans avenged a 14-0 loss to Clewiston from earlier in the year. Smith said his unit became better men and a better team through their hard work and devotion. The team also defeated Sebastian River, Martin County and Port St. Lucie this year. Okeechobee Sports News in Brief

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