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14.96 feetLast Year: 15.52 feet Lake LevelsSource: South Florida Water Management District. Depth given in feet above sea level Wednesday, November 13, 2013 50¢ Plus ta x Vol. 104 No. 136 See page 4 for information about how to contact this newspaper.OHS band seniors honored ... Page 13 Mortgage help available for elderly residents ... Page 2 OHS boys soccer team wins ... Page 23 Okeechobee News/ Katrina ElskenVeterans Day remembranceCrowds gathered at the Veterans War Memorial in Flagler Park on Monday for the community Veterans Day ceremonies. Guest speakers for the Veterans Day ceremony included Paul Hiott (right) who was one of the original organizers of the Veterans Memorial in the park. It took 17 years for the park display to be complete with the recent arrival of the Huey Helicopter. Keynote speaker Sergeant Buck Thompson (left) of the Marine 22nd Expeditionary Force, shared his experience as one of the rst troops into Mogadishu. For more photos online, go to orida.newszap.com or see the link on the Okeechobee News page on Facebook. See Gator Boys, Savage Wild and Wild Planet stars at Arnold’s Wildlife Rehabilitation Center Open House Nov. 16Some of the stars from Animal Planet will be in Okeechobee on Saturday for the Arnold’s Wildlife Rehabilitation Center open house and fundraiser. Special guests will include Paul Bedard o f “The Gator Boys”; Manny Puig of “Shark Week,” “Jackass 2,” “Extreme Adventures,” “Wild Boyz” and “Savage Wild!”; and, Rey Becerra of “Wild Planet!” Animal Planet stars to visit OkeechobeeSee ANIMAL — Page 8 By Eric KoppOkeechobee News The head of the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) was in Okeechobee last week to not only discuss Lake Okeechobee, but what’s being done to help it now and ho w DEP head outlines lake goalsState’s plan to clean water fails to treat the problem before water enters the lakeSee DEP — Page 8 Toys for Tots collections start ... Page 14

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Federal assistance will help homeowners struggling with their reverse mortgageFlorida Housing Finance Corporation (Florida Housing), in cooperation with Florida Department of Elder Affairs (DOEA), Fannie Mae and the U.S. Department of the Treasury (Treasury), launched the Elderly Mortgage Assistance Program (ELMORE) on Tuesday. Using $25 million in federal funding allotted to Florida from the Treasury’s Hardest-Hit Fund (HHF), the ELMORE program w ill assist elderly homeowners with home equity conversion mortgages (HECMs)— better known as “reverse mortgages”—who, as a result of a hardship, are having dif culty making property tax and homeowner’s insurance payments. As a result, these homeowners may be facing foreclosure for nonpayment of these required expenses. “There are thousands of reverse mortgages in Florida that are in delinquency,” said Florida Housing Executive Director Steve Auger, executive director for Florida Housing. “After implementing other HHF programs that target the more ‘traditional’ homeowner, it is now time to help homeowners who are in the twilight of their years, on a xed income, experiencing a hardship and facing foreclosure. This new program should help them sustain their homes, while they look at ways to free-up income to pay their homeowner expenses moving forward.” Florida homeowners with reverse mortgages who want to see if they qualify for the ELMORE program should rst contact their reverse mortgage servicer. If the servicer is unable to assist, a homeowner should then contact the toll-free ELMORE Application and Information Line at 1-800-601-3534 to apply and/or receive more information on the program. Additional information is available at the ELMORE program website at www.FloridaELMORE.org or www.KnowYourOptions.com/reverse. Homeowners who meet speci c quali cations may be eligible for a two-year, forgivable loan of up to $25,000. The funds will be distributed to the mortgage servicer, on the homeowner’s behalf, in a lump sum to repay property-related expenses advanced by the servicer (e.g., property taxes, homeowner’s insurance, ood insurance and association fees). Funds may also be used to pay upcoming property-related expenses for up to 12 months. Chief Homeownership Preservation Ofcer Mark McArdle, for Treasury, said, “This program will provide much needed assistance to elderly homeowners with reverse mortgages, and Treasury is proud to partner with the State of Florida to implement it.” “We commend the Florida Housing Finance Corporation for launching this new initiative to help elderly homeowners with reverse mortgages stay in their homes,” said Federal Housing Administration (FHA) Commissioner Carol Galante. “The HECM program allows senior citizens to age in place by tapping into their home equity to help pay expenses. The ELMORE program builds on this goal by giving quali ed seniors who have experienced nancial hardship an alternative to foreclosure.” “In accordance with the Older Americans Act, it is the mission of the Department of Elder Affairs to address the needs of Florida seniors and to create an environment that allows them to remain in their own homes and communities as they age, said Florida DOEA Secretary Charles T. Corley. “We support tools, such as the ELMORE Program, that help to accomplish this important task.” “We are pleased to partner with Florida Housing on this important initiative for our struggling homeowners,” said Joy Cianci, senior vice president of Making Home Affordable and Foreclosure Prevention at Fannie Mae. “We commend them for being the rst state to implement a program to assist elderly homeowners in reverse mortgages with resources from the Hardest-Hit Fund and hope to see other states soon follow suit.” Reverse mortgages offer unique bene ts to elderly homeowners, allowing them to access the equity in their homes. However, with a reverse mortgage, homeowners have speci c responsibilities that are set by the federal Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), which insures most reverse mortgages, including the timel y payment of property-related expenses. I f the homeowner falls behind on those obligations, the servicer may issue a demand for payment in full of the reverse mortgage or even foreclose on the property. The ELMORE program—for those who qualify and demonstrate they will be able to reasonabl y recover from the hardship that contributed to the property-related expenses becoming delinquent—can be the support that an elderly homeowner needs to ensure their home is preserved. First announced on Feb. 19, 2010, by the U.S. Department of the Treasury (Treasury), the “Housing Finance Agency (HFA) Innovation Fund for the Hardest-Hit Housing Markets” (HFA Hardest-Hit Fund) provides federal funding to states hardest hit by the aftermath of the burst of the housing bubble. To date, $7.6 billion has been infused into the HFA Hardest-Hit Fund for 18 states and the District of Columbia; Florida’s allocation stands at more than $1 billion. The goal is to help create sustainable home ownership in our state. 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Winds from the ENE at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 20%. Thursday Night: Overcast in the evening, then partly cloudy. Fog overnight. Low of 61F. Winds from the ENE at 5 to 10 mph. Friday: Mostly cloudy in the morning, then overcast with a chance of rain. High of 79F. Winds from the East at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 20%. Friday Night: Overcast with a chance of a thunderstorm and rain, then a chance of rain after midnight. Fog overnight. Low of 63F. Winds from the SE at 5 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 40%. Okeechobee Forecast

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Special to the Okeechobee News The Indian River State College Chapter of Delta Epsilon Chi (DECA), a student business organization, will present the 33rd Annual DECA Holiday Bazaar on Saturday, Nov. 23, from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the IRSC Main Campus, 3209 Virginia Ave., Fort Pierce. Hundreds of craft and gift items including holiday decorations, toys, fabric, books, haircuts, car wash, and more will be on sale. Food, drinks, and bake goods will also be available. Each year the bazaar provides a forum for IRSC students to apply various skills learned in the classroom. IRSC business students plan, coordinate, and organize this exciting event. The event features approximately 125 vendors, and hundreds of people typically attend the annual event. Funds will be raised through various activities including a cut-a-thon, in which IRSC Cosmetology & Barbering students will provide low-cost haircuts. Cut-a-thon tickets may be purchased at the bazaar or prepurchased through the IRSC Cosmetology & Barbering Department at 772-462-7229. The Interior Design Sale will be located in the Koblegard Student Union (KSU). The sale will feature accessories to beautify your home for the holidays, holiday fabrics, as well as design displays and consultation. Students will give presentations on the latest design trends and interior technology. A portion of all proceeds raised by IRSC student activities will bene t the President's Challenge Scholarship Fund. Through the IRSC Foundation, the fund provides full twoyear scholarships to nancially disadvantaged students who maintain good grades and complete high school. For information, call 1-866-792-4772, ext. 7660. IRSC to host the DECA craft and gift bazaar 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* Residential Commercial FREE EstimatesRoofing with the name you trust!Licensed and Insured St. Lic. CCC046939Dont make a Mistake! Call Big Lake 863-763-ROOF (7663) & REPAIRSROOFING 3 Okeechobee News November 13, 2013 Special to the Okeechobee NewsThe Indian River State College Chapter of Delta Epsilon Chi (DECA), a student business organization, will present the 33rd annual DECA Holiday Bazaar. Special to the Okeechobee NewsThree-way blood donor competitionThe Okeechobee 600 Blood Roundup got off to a great start on Nov. 9 when a three-way blood donor competition earned a donor two tickets to the last NASCAR race in Homestead. Okeechobee Dodge Manager Jim Rider presented the prize to winner Merry Jean Herrera. The main Roundup drive will be Saturday, Nov. 16, and Sunday, Nov. 17, at the Freshman Campus auditorium from 9 a.m. until 6 p.m. each day.

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Help appreciatedThe Okeechobee 600 Blood Roundup w ants all of Okeechobee to know of the kindness and skill of City of Okeechobee Sgt. Russ Cale. We were preparing to ll our goody bags for The Roundup when I realized that, in the excitement and business, I had locked my keys in the van which was lled full with boxes of goodies. With an additional trailer-load of goodies and 20 volunteers waiting to start bagging, this was a major problem. Sgt. Cale to the rescue. In a matter of moments he got the car open and we were able to accomplish our purpose. Thank you Sgt. Cale, we are in your debt; and thank you Okeechobee Police Department for having such a kind, patient and courteous person in your employ. Raye Deusinger Bogus cop calls It appears a situation gets a cop res ponse no matter how seemingly low priorit y that situation is. The person that called the c ops expects a response, and expects serv ice. Sometimes a simple phone call from a cop would handle the issue. Most times w hen someone get cops involved, nobody w ins. Sometimes the presence of a cop inc reases a tense situation into a volatile one and compels the cop into a use of force situation. Then people complain that the cop c reated the problem. Cops will protect the innocent rst, then themselves and other c ops. When the cop arrives, sometimes people get liquid courage because a cop is t here and the problem escalates. People use c ops all the time as a tool for some sort of personal agenda, especially in divorce/cust ody disputes. But even though cops know, t hey still have to go. Regardless of any "college boy" degrees, etc., the police are simply not prepared intellectually, educationally, or practic ally speaking, suf ciently trained to manage many of the situations in which they are now placed. Many of the situations are not tradit ional "bad guy vs. the Law," as in days long gone by. Small wonder why there are problems with "escalation," or worse. Of course, t he safest solution is always, "arrest them all, let the court sort them out." But that does unimaginable damage to the reputation and trust in police that the common citizenry should have. In days of old, police usually patrolled in "pairs." For their own safety, of course; but the real reason was to train the "new guy." In days of old, inherently unsuccessful police did not last long on the "beat." The older, well-experienced and more mature "partner" held the power of life and death, from a career standpoint, over the fresh, new and inexperienced of cers. This system produced police of cers that were not "gasoline on the re" when they approached the public. It also produced well trained desk sergeants, supervisors, and dispatchers etc., that could sort out the "my neighbor's dog is barking" phone calls, without resorting to the easy way out of sending a police of cer to every complaint, regardless of any validity for doing so.Obamacare Unlike most Americans that are rooting for the failure of this law, I am looking for this to succeed. Patience my friends. If it is a failure after a year of implementation, then we the people as a majority will take care of it. But in the meantime people against this need to come up with a good alternative.High school football I attended the OHS football game on Friday with friends and watching the scene, I have to wonder if the best days are gone for high school football. The Okeechobee team was 1-8 this season. The sport does not attract the number of players it once did. Many parents are concerned about the growing evidence about the dangers of head injuries. Child’s health endangered by Medicaid fraudHello, my name is Earl Thomas. I'm writing this letter to let the public know how easy it is to change someone's life. I have a grandson that was born with cerebral palsy and needs two different medications, that are very expensive, to live a normal, productive life. He had insurance with Children's Medical Service through his father who has full custody of my grandson. Everything was ne until his mother (that is divorced from his father) claimed my grandson, along with her other children that she does not have custody of, on Medicaid to receive food stamps. She fraudulently led paperwork to receive bene ts on these children. She does not have custody of any of these three children nor does she provide ANY nancial support for them. Three of the four fathers are providing all nancial support for these children and yet she was granted government assistance without the proper paperwork. My son has to show proof by providing court documents to get anything for my grandson, yet he is placed on Medicaid by someone who apparently did not have to provide any documentation of having the right to le on behalf of him or the other children she claimed. How is it that someone who doesn't have custody and doesn't provide nancial support for her children can receive bene ts from our government without providing any documentation? It took my son to get the insurance in place because documentation was REQUIRED from him, yet she was allowed to so easily mess all that up. My grandson was put on Medicaid for two months thereby removing him from CMS. My son received a letter stating that my grandson's insurance was cancelled due to being on Medicaid. When it was time for my grandson's doctor's appointment to be evaluated for his medication and when the medication was being lled there were issues because of the insurance change and the father not having any information in regards to the Medicaid number. Upon looking into the matter, it was discovered what the mother had done. Some of my grandson's doctors don't accept Medicaid so he has not been able to go for his medical visits which he is now past due for. My grandson currently does not have insurance since the Medicaid ended at the end of September and Healthy Kids is continuing to give them the run around. His medication is almost $500 a month and it is time yet again to ll them. For two months my daughter-inlaw has been trying to get him back on his regular insurance, but she continues to run into a brick wall as far as getting help from the Dept. of Child Services or the D.O.R. to admit the mistake and le the necessary paperwor k to x the problem. After a visit to D.O.R. to see what information could be obtained as to what was led by the mother, she was sent to Access Florida. After waiting for about 30 minutes, the only thing they would tell her is that he is eligible for insurance and that the y would have to reapply for the insurance. A phone call was then made to Healthy Kids to check to see if his insurance had been reinstated, but they said they are still waiting for Medicaid veri cation. She was told a few days prior that this process usually takes about 72 hours; however, on Nov. 4, she was told the process would take about 46 weeks to get veri cation from Medicaid. This means that he may not be covered by insurance until the beginning of the year. What I am asking is for someone to be honest and take responsibilit y for the mistake that should never have happened and x the problem for the health o f my grandson. Earl ThomasLegs from the LakeThe team of Legs from the Lake would like to extend a heartfelt "Thank You" to all those who donated and supported us, so we could embark on an amazing journey in the ght to end breast cancer! We participated in the Susan G. Komen 3-Day, in Tampa, Oct. 25-27, and walked 60-miles over the course o f three days. The proceeds raised by the Komen 3-Day, help fund national research and public health and outreach programs. The theme was "Everyone Deserves a Lifetime." Thank you again to help make a difference.Melisa Jahner November 13, 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! Letters to the editor Special to the Okeechobee NewsThe team of Legs from the Lake participated in the Susan G. Komen 3-day walk, Oct. 25-27, in Tampa. Left to right are Melisa Jahner, Michelle Pritchard and Rachel Jones.

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 People have so much to do and so little time to do it. To help you deal with your time constraints, we pack this little newspaper with lots of relevant and useful information. We want you to learn what you need to know quickly, so you can experience and enjoy your community fully. How are we doing? Let us know by emailing feedback@newszap.com or calling your editor.Community Service Through Journalism 5 Okeechobee News November 13, 2013 By Jane GrahamEverglades Policy Associate A udubon FloridaImagine a great expanse of clear water w ith a soft sandy bottom, teeming with native birds and wildlife. This is what Lake Okeechobee used to be. But now, after years of pollution, Florida’s great lake is hurting. Legislators, commissioners, policymakers, and concerned citizens: If you want to be a champion for Florida, become a Lake Okeechobee champion. Earlier this month, Florida’s Senate Select Committee on Indian River Lagoon and Lake Okeechobee Basin held their nal meeting and issued a set of recommendations to alleviate the ecological crisis in our southern coastal estuaries. The committee’s recommendations advance important restoration projects and water storage projects forward. While the committee’s report mentioned the problem of Lake Okeechobee’s water quality, very little was advanced to reduce the continued in ux of pollution from humaninduced sources into the lake. Lake Okeechobee is the liquid heart of the Everglades. But sadly, over the last few months, Lake Okeechobee has been villainized and portrayed as a reservoir of dirty water. As rain fell throughout the region this summer, the Army Corps of Engineers had to release large amounts of water from Lake Okeechobee into the St. Lucie and Caloosahatchee estuaries to protect the surrounding levee from breaching. To do otherwise would risk the safety of nearby towns from ooding. Unfortunately, the large releases of polluted water from the lake led to devastating effects on the coastal communities of the St. Lucie and Caloosahatchee. As the lake’s water mingled with the estuary waters, there w ere algae blooms, dead birds and marine life, health problems for humans, and corresponding economic impacts that are still being felt today. Some of the runoff owing into these estuaries was from the St. Lucie and Caloosahatchee watersheds, but a large portion w as from the lake. Data show that improving the water quality of the St. Lucie and Caloosahatchee estuaries depends on improving Lake Okeechobee’s water quality. But experiencing the magic of Lake Okeechobee’s marsh rst-hand gives a different perspective. I remember the rst time I visited Lake Okeechobee. My colleague Dr. Paul Gray and I were exploring Audubon’s Lake Okeechobee Northwest Coast Sanctuary by airboat. The ecosystem was bursting with life. We were enveloped in a watery eld of birds, alligators, turtles, and butter ies — more than I’d ever seen in Everglades National Park. It was a symphony of chirping, splashing, humming, and whistling in surround sound. Lake Okeechobee is the second largest freshwater lake in the southeastern United States, an Eden for endangered species like the Everglade Snail Kite, and a stronghold for tourism. Also, the lake has some of the most productive bass sheries in the country. But here’s where the trouble starts. Despite the abundant wildlife in its marsh, the lake has a major pollution problem. There is a lot of phosphorus already in the lake and the Okeechobee watershed from decades of pollution from human sources. On top of that, every year, thousands of tons of phosphorus enter the watershed. Where is this pollution coming from? Fertilizers, animal and human waste spread on pastures, stormwater, and wastewater. Phosphorus is a pollutant? After calcium, phosphorus is the most abundant mineral in your body. However, for the ecosystem, too much phosphorus can contribute to a host of problems: algae blooms, cloudy water, and the increased growth of unwanted vegetation that crowds out habitat. In 2001, the state of Florida devised a plan to meet phosphorus water quality goals for Lake Okeechobee by Jan. 1, 2015. But recent reports show phosphorus levels are over 300% as much as the goal. The bottom line is the plan is not working. During the Select Committee hearing I mentioned earlier, Sen. Alan Hays (R-Umatilla) made the statement, “Prevention is the best way to ensure nutrients aren’t getting into the lake.” He is right. Programs that partner with agriculture and urban users, known as best management practices (BMPs), to reduce the amount of phosphorus from entering the watershed are key. The Select Committee report even stated that, “BMPs are the most effective methods to limit the release of nutrient pollution.” But the committee report recommended the same anemic amount of funding for the program as previous years. And, there was no discussion on how to improve the effectiveness of the program. But wait. Right now, state agencies are working on a plan to update a plan to make a plan that might reduce phosphorus, in maybe the next couple decades. And that should x Lake Okeechobee’s problem? Dear plan makers: Stop planning and take action. Now. There needs to be measurable reductions of pollution in the watershed. To accomplish this, some state laws and rules need to be changed, and pollution prevention programs will require additional funding. While these changes might not be as sexy as starting big treatment projects, they are equally important and can reduce costs in the long term. These new laws and rules can and should be implemented in a way that is helpful, not hurtful, to all of those affected. Audubon Florida recommends the following: 1. Update the BMP program for agriculture in the Northern Everglades to signi cantly reduce the amount of phosphorus from fertilizer and other sources added to the watershed. Trust, but verify. Fully fund agency representatives to get their “boots on the ground” and visit farmers to help track what works and what does not work, and update as needed. 2. Limit the amount of phosphorus coming off of new developments in urban areas in the watershed. 3. Close the loophole that allows dried-out residuals from human waste to be used as fertilizer. Yuck. 4. Store more water on lands north of Lake Okeechobee to slow the ow of water into the Lake. To those Lake Okeechobee champions who love and respect Florida’s great lake, we need your voices. Call or write your decision makers today. Let them know that xing Lake Okeechobee’s water quality is a priority, and that it needs their full attention in the upcoming legislative session. Lake Okeechobee needs a champion V eteran saves lives by donating bloodI have the honor of interviewing local residents to write their amazing stories involving blood donations — either donating the gift of life or receiving it. We do this together in the hope that other people will read their accounts and 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. Veteran’s Day was Monday, Nov. 11, and it is appropriate to include a story of a local veteran who is a recipient of donated blood and, in the case of Buckhead Ridge resident Ralph Mundy, has donated gallons of it. Ralph joined the Navy when he was 17 and w as shipped to Korea soon after enlisting. Being a service man, he donated blood as often as he could, and being a service man in Korea, many times he saw the results of his donations immediately. Ralph truly understands how donating his blood can give someone else the gift of life — he has seen it happen right before his own eyes. Ralph also discovered that he was a universal donor, someone who can donate blood to anyone else, with a few rare exceptions. People with Oblood are considered universal blood donors since their blood can be given to every other blood type. However, an Orecipient can safely take blood ONLY from an Odonor. Back home in Maryland, Ralph continued to donate blood. The local hospital contacted him often when blood was in short supply; several times he was asked to go directly to the emergency room where his donated blood was taken into the next room and given to someone in dire need of it. Again, Ralph saw how a blood transfusion can immediately save a person’s life. Direct transfusion has not been allowed for many years. Ralph is a donor of blood and a recipient of donated blood. Recently, he had two knee replacement surgeries and received two units of blood during each surgery. Ralph is 78 years of age and donates blood twice a year because the act of giving the gift of life makes him feel better — both physically and emotionally. Please take the time and make the effort to donate blood at the 8th Annual Okeechobee 600 Blood Roundup; somebody will be extremely thankful that you did. This year’s theme is the “Okeechobee 600” where we are racing to save lives with a goal of 600 units of life-saving blood 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 Williams Letters to the Editor

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Obituaries should be submitted to t he Okeechobee News by e-mailing o bits@newszap.com. Customers may also r equest photos and links to online guest b ooks. A link to the obituaries is available at w ww.newszap.com.Roy F. Moyer, III, age 76OKEECHOBEE — Roy F. Moyer, III, 76, o f Okeechobee, passed away November 10, 2013. Roy was born in Kingston, Pa. and lived most of his life in West Palm Beach. Roy was preceded in death by his wife, Kathryn Robinette Moyer; and sister, Marilyn Hughes. He is survived by sister, Judith Monahan of Charleston, S.C.; ve children, Alan (Janet) Cameron of Boise, Idaho, Colin Cameron of Okeechobee, Douglas (Lottie) Cameron of Bryon, Ga., Timothy Cameron of Boise, Idaho and David (Monique) Cameron of Los Angeles, Calif.; six grandchildren, Mary, James Alan, Randy, Kathryn, Trevor and Harrison Cameron; and four great grandchildren. Roy requested no services. I’d like the memory of me to be a happy one, I’d like to leave an afterglow of smiles when life is done. I’d like to leave an echo whispering softly down the ways of happy times and laughing times, and bright and sunny days. I’d like the tears of those who grieve to dry before the sun, of happy memories that I leave when life is done. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Okeechobee, PO Box 1548, Okeechobee, FL 34973. Those wishing to leave a message of condolence may sign the online register book at www. OkeechobeeFuneralHome.com All arrangements are entrusted to the direction and care of the Buxton, Bass and Conway families of the Buxton & Bass Okeechobee Funeral Home, 400 North Parrott Avenue, Okeechobee Florida 34972. Obituaries 6 Okeechobee News November 13, 2013 View obituaries from the past month at http://www.legacy.com V FW to host quarter auctionVFW #4423, at 300 N.W. 34th St. will host a quarter auction on Wednesday, Nov. 13, from 6 until 9 p.m. You must be 18 or older to attend. All proceeds go to the VFW. For information, or to become a vendor, call 863-532-2201.Support group meets Nov. 13A meeting of the Stroke Support Group will be held at the Heritage Assisted Living, Wednesday, Nov. 13 at 6 p.m. This is a good chance to talk with others about their experiences. Light refreshments available. For information, call 863-763-1700 or 863634-8412.Chamber offers coupon classThe Chamber of Commerce of Okeechobee County will host Brittany Ramos, author of ThePrudentPatron.com, for a two-hour grocery coupon workshop. Attendees will leave with a better understanding of how to shop with coupons using strategic couponing and menu planning techniques and achieve savings of 50 percent or more! The class will be held Wednesday, Nov. 13 Please register with the Chamber of Commerce of Okeechobee County, at 863-467-6246; or, go to the web site www.okeechobeebusiness.com. There will be a $5 fee you can pay online when you register.Democrats will meet Nov. 14The Okeechobee Democratic executive committee will meet on Thursday, Nov. 14 beginning at 5:30 p.m. in the meeting room of the Okeechobee Public Library. Any interested Democrat is invited.Elks Lodge meeting slatedThe Lake Okeechobee Elks Lodge #2871 will meet Thursday, Nov. 14 at the VFW South in Treasure Island at 7 p.m. On sale that night will be our 26-Week Club tickets. We have a new PA system which will help everyone enjoy the meeting better. Eagles offering steak dinnerOn Friday, Nov. 15 the Aerie 4137/North Eagles, 9985 U.S. 441 N., will serve rib eye dinners from 6 until 9 p.m. Music will be on the venue for your listening and/or dancing pleasure. Saturday, Nov. 16, f ve-card bingo starts at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 19, is bingo starting at 1 p.m. On Wednesday, Nov. 20, bingo starts at 5:30 p.m. The public is invited. Proceeds go to support community and national charities. The Eagles are strong supporters of the Diabetes Research Foundation.Legion hosts Al JonesAmerican Legion 64 hosts Al Jones from 4 until 7 p.m. on Nov. 16 All proceeds go to assist in veterans’ needs.Eastern Star plans yard saleOkeechobee Chapter No. 128, Order of the Eastern Star will hold a yard sale Saturday, Nov. 16 at 8 a.m. at the Okeechobee Shrine Club, 1740 S.W. 53rd St., just off S.R. 78 W. Items on our sale tables are too numerous to list. We may have just what you have been looking for so come out and see what we have to offer. For information, contact Mary Ann Holt at 863-763-5210.Embroidery group to meetDo you have an embroidery machine, or want to learn about them? Then join the monthly Fancy ME—Machine Embroidery Group where we all learn and share ideas while working on beautiful embroidery projects. The next meeting is Saturday, Nov. 16, from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. at the local Red Cross of ce at 323 N. Parrott Ave. Please call Linda at 863-697-2450 or Mary at 863-6971920 for information.Fundraiser helps 4-H clubBits and Spurs 4-H Club will have its Saddle Cleaning fundraiser at Tractor Supply on Saturday, Nov. 16 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. If anyone needs to drop saddles off earlier, or for information, call Laura at 863801-3599. The monies raised will be used for club riding clinics and the Bits and Spurs Scholarship Fund.Managing diabetes event setRaquel Cordoves, a certi ed diabetes educator, will be at Holiday Inn Hotel, 3101 U.S. 441 S., Saturday, Nov. 16 at 10 a.m. She will provide expert advice on diabetes, the importance of checking blood sugar levels, what is A1C and how it affects the blood sugar, meal planning and exercising, information on medical tests, and basic info on the types of medications. This service is open to the public and no appointment is necessary. For information or to preregister, call 561-870-2142.Annual 4-H yard sale plannedThe annual 4-H yard sale will take place Saturday, Nov. 16 from 8 a.m. until noon. The sale will be held in the parking lot of the Okeechobee County Extension Of ce at 458 U.S. 98, Okeechobee. Household items, books, toys, and clothes will be among the many items for sale. All proceeds will bene t the Okeechobee County 4-H program.Event bene ts Toys for TotsAMVETS Post 200, 8591 S.R. 78 W., to host a bene t bike show for Toys for Tots. Saturday, Nov. 16 starting at 9 a.m. All bikes are welcome. Registration time is 9 until 11 a.m. judging will start a 4 p.m. There will be lots of things to do from bingo, cornhole games and a 50/50 drawing. All proceeds go to help out vets with Toys for Tots. For information, call Pat at 330-556-1576.Christmas Bazaar to be heldThe Peace Lutheran Church Quilters will host their fth annual Quilt and Craft Bazaar on Saturday, Nov. 16 It is from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall of Peace Lutheran Church. Breakfast of homemade cinnamon rolls and coffee will be available and the church youth will serve lunch. Local craft vendors will display and sell Christmas ornaments, jewelry, plants, paintings, baby gifts, tree skirts, handbags and more. There will be a bake sale and a big “white elephant” sale. The Peace Quilters will have many handmade quilts of all sizes for sale and two lovely quilts will be raf ed. Tickets are available at the bazaar. For information, call Dottie at 863-532-8100.Brock bene t is Nov. 16The inaugural “you will never walk alone” Breast Cancer Bene t and walk for Deborah Brock will be held Saturday, Nov. 16 in Flagler Park across from Zippy’s from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. The bene t will start with a 2-mile walk and activities in the park will follow. There will be a barbecue chicken dinner for sale for a $10 donation. For information, call Kim at 863-623-8840 or Shannon at 863-801-7189.Legion has Sunday bingoAmerican Legion Post 64 will host Sunday night bingo Nov. 17 at 6:30 p.m. Doors open at 5 p.m. in the bingo area. The kitchen will offer a limited menu. Payoffs will be determined by player attendance. All proceeds to bene t the American Legion veterans’ programs. The event is open to the public. The American Legion now has free WIFI for its lounge and dinning room patrons.Republicans plan open houseThe Republican Party of Okeechobee invites you to their of ce open house Monday, Nov. 18 from 5 until 7 p.m. Come see the of ce, meet your Representative Dr. Cary Pigman and be part of the ribbon cutting and fun night! The new of ce is located in the White House Plaza, 1126 S. Parrott Ave., across from the Lodge Restaurant. This will be the last night to get your ticket for the Abraham Lincoln Commemorative drawing which will take place at the event at 7 p.m. For information, call the Republican Party at 863-532-9623.Auction aids children's ranchA quarter auction will be held for Real Life Children’s Ranch on Tuesday, Nov. 19 at the American Legion. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. There will be a special drawing if you bring a non-perishable food item, a 50/50 drawing and more. Come out and have a great time, but 18 and up only please. For information, call 863-697-1247.Family forum set for Nov. 21Parents, students and family are invited to attend A Family Forum Guiding Good Choices on Thursday, Nov. 21, at the Okeechobee Achievement Academy at 6 p.m. with guest speaker Dr. Ellisa C. Scott from Changing Tree Wellness Center. For information, call Pat Murry at 863-462-5125, ext. 105. C ommunity Events Brought to you by:“Your Air Conditioning and Plumbing Specialist”863.763.6461Lic#CAC1817236

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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 863697-1123. Okeechobee Mission Baptist Church w ill host a discover youth program every Wednesday, from 7 to 8 p.m. For more information, call 8637-763-3681. The AWANA Club at Oakview Baptist Church invites all children from pre-Kindergarten, age 3 to fth graders. The club is from 5:45 to 7:30 p.m. every Wednesday. Come join in the fun as w ith 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 current 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 to put a roof on the church and paint the building. The thrift store is open Monday-Friday from noon to 4 p.m. and the building fund yard sale will be the rst and second Saturday of every month from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. The soup kitchen is under construction. For more information, call 863-634-9194. Church of God of Prophecy has an Open Arms Ministry, at 102 N.W. 10th St. The Hurting Women's Ministry meets on the second and fourth Friday of each month at 7 p.m. This is a ministry for women of all ages who are going through or have been through crisis in their lives. For more information, please call 863-254-8304. 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, v iewing 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. The Peace Lutheran Church Quilters meet every Tuesday in the Fellowship Hall. Anyone who loves to quilt or wishes to learn is welcome to join the group at 11 a.m. Bring a snack for lunch break. Dessert and coffee is furnished. The Peace Lutheran Church Frontline Warriors, a group of men dedicated to loving Jesus and serving others, meet weekly on Tuesday morning at 6:30 a.m. For additional information, call 863-763-5042. Seasoned Seniors, anyone 50+, meet the fourth Thursday of each month at 4 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall for dinner and interesting programs. 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. 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 Sunday 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 NW 98th St. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Natural gas is a clean-burning, affordable, U.S.-produced fuel that is essential to Floridas economy. However, today, our state has only two major pipeline systems to deliver the natural gas necessary to generate power for millions of residents and businesses throughout Central and South Florida. As Floridas economy improves and the needs of Floridians grow, the addition of a new, underground system is essential to ensuring our state has continued reliable access to natural gas. This new system will comprise two new natural gas pipelines that will be built by private companies in the years ahead … following a thorough regulatory and public review process. One of these companies, Florida Southeast Connection, LLC, is proposing a route for its pipeline that may cross through your county. This important infrastructure investment would produce millions of dollars in new tax revenue for local schools and governments, in addition to supporting local businesses and jobs during the construction phase. Florida Southeast Connection will be hosting an open house in your area to share information and hear from the community. We welcome you to join us to learn more about the proposed pipeline route and speak personally with our team. Florida Southeast Connection Open House Date: Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013 Time: Join us any time between 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. Location: Quail Creek Plantation, 1907 NE 224th St., Okeechobee, FL 34972 If you are unable to attend this open house, we encourage you to visit our website, FloridaSoutheastConnection.com and/or call us at (855) 327-2660 for more information. This is an important initiative for the people of Florida, and we appreciate your feedback. Florida Southeast Connection Proposed Project Location Map* *as of September 2013OPEN HOUSE 7 Okeechobee News November 13, 2013 Local churches host special programs

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that goal is going to be achieved. DEP Secretary Herschel Vinyard addressed a modest crowd of about 44 people W ednesday, Nov. 6, at the Williamson Conv ention Center on the Okeechobee Campus of Indian River State College. That crowd w as made up of members of the Economic Council of Okeechobee and the Agri-Civic Council. The meeting was not open to the public or the media. When the Okeechobee News asked to cover Mr. Vinyard’s presentation, economic council executive director Tara Minton Rowley stated, “Economic Council meetings are reserved for members of the organization and are not open to the public.” When asked later why the newspaper w as denied access, she said it “... was at the pleasure of the board (of directors).” She went on to explain that monthly meetings of the economic council are not normally open to the media. Mr. Vinyard was contacted by phone and said his speech detailed DEP’s priorities, and focused on water along with having the appropriate amount of quality water. “If we don’t have suf cient clean water for the environment, people and agriculture, then we’re not going to have a state we enjoy living in,” he said. When asked what’s being done to help clean water before it enters Lake Okeechobee, Mr. Vinyard alluded to the un nished Kissimmee River Restoration Project that’s helping to remove contaminants by putting the river “... back the way God created it.” He explained plants help by taking up nutrients from the water column which is the way the natural system was designed to operate. “That’s one federal and state project that needs to be completed to help the health of Lake Okeechobee,” he said. While restoring the river could bene t the lake, a bill signed into action in May by Governor Rick Scott puts into action projects that will bene t both Florida coasts but does nothing to treat the problem at the source. House Bill 7065 calls for six projects that w ill create over 6,500 acres of new storm w ater treatment areas (STAs) and 110,000 acre-feet of additional water storage through the construction of ow equalization basins (FEBs). These projects have been divided into three ow paths — eastern, central and western. There is no mention of any projects north of Lake Okeechobee. The bill amends the Everglades Forever Act and how an agriculture privilege tax on agricultural property will help pay for the enhancement, operation and maintenance of the Everglades Construction Project. According to the legislation, the implementation of the technical plan is estimated to cost $880 million. The South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) is proposing to use $220 million in cash reserves to fund the plan, along with $300 million in anticipated ad valorem tax revenues and a state appropriation of $32 million in each year of the 12-year implementation period. Mr. Vinyard went on to point out that a Basin Management Action Plan (BMAP) “... is our road map to improve impaired water bodies throughout the state,” but it wasn’t put into action to help the lake until recently. However, he’s since got that plan — which is a collaborative effort between the DEP and the SFWMD — under way. He said a number of things have led to the contamination of Florida waters, as well as Lake Okeechobee. “We can’t point our nger at one thing — it’s all of us. Humans have replumbed South Florida,” he said. “It’s septic tanks, urban runoff, agriculture, pet wastes — it’s a lot of things.” Besides the restoration project, Mr. Vinyard said dispersed storage areas north of the big lake can be of help in removing contaminants from water before it reaches the lake. These areas are privately-owned property where rain water is held for a period of time and then released. Water managers pay area farmers up to $150 per acre to use their property for dispersed storage — whether they are storing water or not. When there is no water on the property, livestock is allowed to live and graze on the land. “I do think we need to keep available as many tools in the toolbox as we can, and dispersed water storage is one of those tools,” explained Mr. Vinyard. As for the bad rap Lake Okeechobee has been receiving lately from residents on both coasts about lake discharges causing algae blooms and “toxic water,” Mr. Vinyard indicated “basin runoff” from properties along the estuaries on both coasts coupled with lake discharges are at the root of the problem. “Even though locks are closed, there’s still basin runoff due to the extraordinary amounts of rainfall. It’s not a result of any single source,” he said. The DEP head went on to say it’s not only important to use every tool given his agency and the SFWMD by state legislators, but to have a clear and de nitive road map on ho w to get to the desired end — clean water. “If you don’t know where you’re going, any road will take you there,” Mr. Vinyard added. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Good news about your business? Your civic group? Your community?Tell your own story! 100 words and one photo for only $25!Publish Your News today!Just visit www.newszap.com, click on your community, and then on the link for Publish Your News. 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 8 Okeechobee News November 13, 2013 The gates will open at 10 a.m. on Nov. 16 and close at 5 p.m. Adult tickets are $10; children under the age of 12 will be admitted free. The open house will include reptile shows, hay rides, T-Rex entertainment and tours of the center. Visitors will also have a chance to win a helicopter ride. Arnold’s Wildlife & Rehabilitation Center is a 501 (c) (3) non pro t organization that saves Florida wildlife. Sue Arnold and the volunteers work hard to save injured Florida wildlife for future generations to enjoy. Mrs. Arnold has been rehabilitating injured and orphaned animals for more than 15 years. Many are released back into the wild. Those that cannot be released — such as a three-legged deer — nd a home at the center. A habitat is built to allow those animals to live a long, healthy and happy life. The center operates from donations alone. This fundraiser is a yearly event. However, this year some of the stars from Animal Planet will make it extra special and help educate about our Florida wildlife. Television crews will lm part of the event for future use on “The Gator Boys.” Arnold’s Wildlife is open to the public 365 days a year. In addition to rescuing Florida wildlife, Mrs. Arnold also takes in exotic animals. Some of these animals were brought to the center by owners who could no longer care for them. Some were con scated by FWC from owners who were unlicensed or did not provide proper care for the animals. The center is home to panther, bobcats, servals, caracals, monkeys, fennec foxes and a variety of unusual birds. Many of these animals are endangered species. Arnold’s Wildlife is about 12 miles north of the city of Okeechobee, at 14895 N.W. 30th Terrace. From Okeechobee, go north on U.S. 441 to N.W. 144th Drive (aka Potter Road). Go left (west) on N.W. 144th Drive (Potter Road) to N.W. 30th Terrace. Turn left (south) on N.W. 30th Terrace and watch for the signs. For more information, call 863-634-6804 or 772-349-8979, or go online to www.arnoldswildlife.org. ANIMALContinued From Page 1 DEPContinued From Page 1 Special to the Okeechobee NewsPaul Bedard of “The Gator Boys” (left) will be one of the special guests at the Arnold’s Wildlife Rehabilitation Center Open House on Saturday, Nov. 16.

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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 9 Okeechobee News November 13, 2013 The following individuals were arrested on felony or driving under the in uence (DUI) charges by the Okeechobee County Sheriff's Of ce (OCSO), the Okeechobee City Police Department (OCPD), the Florida Highw ay Patrol (FHP), the Florida Fish and W ildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) or the Department of Corrections (DOC).  Tracy Lynn Eckenwiler, 40, N.E. 30th A ve., Okeechobee, was arrested Nov. 8 by Deputy Yero Todman on an Okeechobee County warrant charging her with the felonies of fraudulent use of a credit card and criminal use of personal identi cation information (three counts). Her bond was set at $20,000.  Jim Rockley Allen, 38, N.E. Fourth Lane, Okeechobee, was arrested Nov. 9 by Deputy Y ero Todman on an Okeechobee County w arrant charging him with the felony of child abuse. His bond was set at $2,500.  William Dakota Fulwider, 19, S.W. 10th St., Okeechobee, was arrested Nov. 9 by Deputy Matthew Grumbling on an Okeechobee County warrant charging him with dealing in stolen property. His bond was set at $10,000.  Eric Exantus, 26, N.E. 11th St., Okeechobee, was arrested Nov. 9 by Deputy Paul J ackson on a felony charge of domestic battery by strangulation. His bond was set at $7,500.  Sarah Elizabeth Hawk, 30, S.E. Eighth St., Okeechobee, was arrested Nov. 9 by Deputy Fred Bradley on an amended DOC w arrant charging her with the felonies of v iolation of probation giving false information to a pawnbroker and violation of probation traf cking in stolen property. She is being held without bond.  Christopher Lamont Lousane Jr., 17, Saginaw Ave., West Palm Beach, was arrested Nov. 9 by Trooper D. Maliszewski on a felony charge of possession of a short-barreled gun, and the misdemeanors of possession of marijuana under 20 grams and possession of drug paraphernalia. He was booked into the Okeechobee County Jail then released into the custody of a parent.  Ervin Edward Jackson, 21, Saginaw Ave., West Palm Beach, was arrested Nov. 9 by Trooper D. Maliszewski on felony charges of possession of a short-barreled gun and possession of a rearm by a convicted felon, and misdemeanor charges of possession of marijuana under 20 grams and contributing to the delinquency of a minor. His bond was set at $21,000.  Marquise Sharkear Hudson, 19, Hiawatha Ave., West Palm Beach, was arrested Nov. 9 by Trooper D. Maliszewski on a felony charge of possession of a short-barreled gun and misdemeanor charges of contributing to the delinquency of a minor, driving while license suspended and carrying a concealed electric weapon or device. His bond was set at $8,500.  Argelio D. Martinez Perez, 33, 23rd Place N., West Palm Beach, was arrested Nov. 9 by Trooper D. Maliszewski on a felony charge of possession of a short-barreled gun and a misdemeanor charge of contributing to the delinquency of a minor. His bond was set at $5,500. This column lists arrests and not convictions, unless otherwise stated. Anyone listed here who is later found innocent or has had the charges against them dropped is welcome to inform this newspaper. The information will be con rmed and printed. Okeechobee Arrest Report The Okeechobee County Sheriff's Of ce investigated the following reports of crimes last week.ASSAULT 1500 block of N.E. 14th St.  600 block of S.W. Ninth St.  1600 block of N.W. 47th TerraceBURGLARY 2900 block of S.E. 34th Ave.  2800 block of S.E. 19th Court  2800 block of S.E. 19th Court  2700 block of S.E. 38th Trail  4700 block of U.S. 441 S.E.  2000 block of S.E. 33rd St.  1500 block of N.W. 43rd Ave.  3100 block of S.E. 34th Ave.  3400 block of S.E. 28th St.  7300 block of N.W. 92nd Court  900 block of N.W. 39th Circle  3400 block of S.E. 27th St.  3100 block of S.E. 27th St.  3900 block of N.W. Third St.  1800 block of S.W. 23rd Terrace  3100 block of S.E. 27th St.FRAUD 1600 block of S.W. 22nd Terrace  12600 block of U.S. 441 S.E.CRIMINAL MISCHIEF 1600 block of S.R. 70 W.  600 block of U.S. 441 S.E.  800 block of N.W. 36th St.  1700 block of N.W. Eighth St.  3100 block of U.S. 441 S.E.  4200 block of S.E. 23rd CourtTHEFT 30500 block of N.W. 72nd Ave.  2400 block of N.W. 50th Ave.  5300 block of U.S. 441 S.E.  300 block of S.E. 14th Ave.  3500 block of N.W. 24th Ave.  3300 block of S.E. 34th Ave.  3700 block of N.E. Fourth Trail  9200 block of S.E. 61st Drive  900 block of N.W. 23rd Lane  3400 block of S.E. 38th Ave.  1500 block of S.R. 70 E.  500 block of N.W. 27th Lane  13500 block of S.E. 34th St.  1000 block of N.E. 128th Ave.  2400 block of U.S. 441 S.E.  3500 block of S.W. 21st St.  11500 block of U.S. 441 S.E.  2800 block of S.E. 36th Ave. OCSO Investigations Farm-City Luncheon is Nov. 21The Kiwanis Club of Okeechobee and the Okeechobee Area Agri-Council will co-host the 20th annual Kiwanis/Ag Council Farm-City Week Luncheon at the Okeechobee KOA. The luncheon is scheduled to begin at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 21 Tickets can be purchased in advance at Farm Credit, 863-763-6466, or Farm Bureau, 863-763-3101. They can also be purchased at the door on the day of the luncheon. Tickets are $8 in advance and $10 at the door.Eagles to hold Turkey ShootAerie 4137/North Eagles, 9985 U.S. 441 N., on Saturday, Nov. 23 will host a Turkey Shoot starting at 11 a.m. Bring a friend or two and show your skill and take home your Thanksgiving turkey. Proceeds go to bene t the various charities supported by the Eagles.

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 At MetCare, our commitment is to our patients. This is Edwards Story.Why MetCare?My name is Edward Gromus, and Im a MetCare patient. Frankly, Im in love with them. I couldnt “nd a better place, theyre like my family. They have all the new computer things „ they have your whole life history „ so they check on everything. If you walk in not feeling wellƒ theyll make a new person out of you. Theyll get you moving. Youll walk out smiling. I have an appointment next Thursday, and to be honest, I cant wait to see them.Call us today 866-736-9039or visit us at www.metcare.com Dedicated to health care. Committed to caring.METCARE TAKES A PROACTIVE TEAM APPROACH TO YOUR CARE.€ Same-day appointments € Electronic records to more effectively monitor your health € Coordinated care with your own specialized team € Preventive care MKMC-4202P 10 Okeechobee News November 13, 2013

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A Tin Fish restaurant is planned in Okeechobee. Tin Fish founder Joseph Melluso said he was encouraged to open a restaurant in Okeechobee by Okeechobee residents who dine in the Tin Fish restaurants in Jensen Beach, West Palm Beach and Port St. Lucie. Over the years, they had often been asked, “why don’t cha’ come out to Okeechobee?” “While working on expanding the Tin Fish Brand, we had meetings out in Okeechobee w ith a gentleman who kept taunting us to come out there,” Mr. Mulluso explained. He said they spent several days scouting the area and met with Terry Burroughs of the Chamber of Commerce of Okeechobee County. Mr. Burroughs hand walked Mr. Melluso through the city of ces and everyone w as excited to help and make the arrival as smooth as possible. They decided on the building that formerly housed the “Five Guys” restaurant at 301 N. Parrott Ave. They met with landlord Chris Close and struck a deal. Tin Fish signed a 10y ear lease with four, ve-year options. They plan to cook for the community, sh after sh after sh, day after day after day. “It is what we do, we love it,” said Mr. Melluso. Tin Fish restaurants adjust the menu to the locale. “We adjust to all neighborhoods,” Mr. Melluso explained. “In Okeechobee, we will serve cat sh, gator and frog legs, which we have great experience with at some of our other locations. Specials will include seasonal options of fresh mullet and grits and shrimp and grits.” The Tin Fish menu will also offer the basic choices Tin Fish restaurant patrons love. The “Off the Grill” menu section will feature clean lean and healthy grilled salmon, mahi mahi, grouper, snapper, and shrimp served with the classic sweet and tangy cole slaw or a salad of mixed greens, chopped tomatoes, Mandarin orange segments, dried sweetened cranberries and toasted almonds. Selections on the “Lightly Breaded” menu will include sh and chip platters, seafood combos, sandwiches, tacos and burritos. The lightly breaded and deep fried items seem to get a lot of “wows,” accompanied by the Tin Fish tradition of ringing the bell. The ship’s bell rings when a great comment is shouted or someone throws a tip in the tip jar. The key to making great fried sh is “oil integrity,” Mr. Melluso said. Tin Fish changes its oil every day and the oil is ltered between shifts. “That’s what makes our super quality even better, clean oil,” he said. They also have a few secrets and special recipes. Mr. Melluso’s breading recipe dates back to 1969 when as a newbie in the sh business, he started working in a neighborhood sh market. The Tin Fish menu varies based on the season. Fish is lleted and skinned in house on a daily basis to ensure quality. Fish may be trucked in and own in — some has even arrived by helicoptered — to ensure freshness. Tin Fish is known for good prices, great value and making people happy through food. The menu will also include hamburgers (including a 10-ounce super burger) and chicken. The community can help get the new business ready to open. “We are so proud to announce the soonto-open, in Okeechobee Tin Fish,” said Mr. Melluso.” We are excited and strong supporters of the environment and are repurposing woods and metals to contribute to not wasting and not being careless in creating a special ambiance. They are looking for photos and items related to shing, farming and hunting to display in the restaurant. “Just call us at 619-708-1134. All items will receive a plaque stating who it is from with details about the item,” Mr. Melluso explained. The rst item brought in, a 45-year-old frog gig, came from Bernard Swindell. Mr. Melluso along with new store opening trainer Peter Gay, and Anthony Olivieri will spend a lot of time getting the Tin Fish open and will welcome every customer. Shawn and Donna Devlin the operators of the Okeechobee Tin Fish are excited to be in the community and are looking forward to meeting and cooking for their customers. The Okeechobee Tin Fish staff looks forward to the opening, soon after Thanksgiving. 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! For more information, contact 863.763.3134 email ”bizsearch@newszap.com 11 Okeechobee News November 13, 2013 Tin Fish Restaurant will soon open in Okeechobee Everglades Elementary School “Red Ribbon Week” Coloring Contest Winners included: Kindergarten: First place Adrian Garcia; Second Gwendolyn Mitchell; ThirdCecilia Santibanez. First grade: First placeFlorencio Salazar; SecondBillie Jo Whaley: Third Patryk Jaskot. Second grade: First place Nayeli Ocha; SecondReagan Tucker; ThirdAngelina Rose. Third grade: First place Taylor Elgin; Second Isis Guerrero; Third Kali Reichaert. Fourth grade: First placeFranciso Hernandez; SecondThalia SanMartin; ThirdPrincessa Ortega. Fifth grade: First placeKeyana Johnson: Second Micah Fricks: Third Daniel Estrada. ESE: First Place Yesenia Damien; Second Place Brayam Yoc-Godines. Everglades Student Council would like to thank the Okeechobee Sheriff Dept., McGruff and Of cer Stripling for all their help with our Red Ribbon Week Events. Mrs. Cheryl Hollin, Student Council Sponsor.Special to the Okeechobee NewsMcGruff visited Everglades Elemenary School as part of the Red Ribbon Week observance. Everglades students enjoy Red Ribbon Week

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 For more information, contact 863.763.3134 or email ”bizsearch@newszap.com 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. The hip joint is one of the bodys largest weight-bearing joints. Its a ball-and-socket j oint. This helps the hip remain stable even during twisting and extreme ranges of motion. A healthy hip joint allows you to walk, squat, and turn without pain. The most common cause of chronic hip pain and disability is arthritis. Osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and traumatic arthritis are the most common forms of this disease. Hip replacement surgery helps more than 200,000 Americans each y ear to relieve their hip pain, and get back to enjoying normal, everyday activities. Total hip replacement surgery almost always: € Stops or greatly reduces hip pain. Even the pain from surgery should go away within weeks. € Increases leg strength. Without hip pain, youll be able to use your legs more. This will build up your muscles. € Improves quality of life by allowing you to do daily tasks and low-impact activities in greater comfort. € Provides years of easier movement. Most total hip replacements last for many years. Dont let hip pain keep you from w hat you enjoy doing. You may live for scenic walks, playing doubles w ith friends or swimming laps in Hip Replacement Surgery Helps Thousands Annuallythe pool. Dont let hip pain stop you from moving! Get the treatment you need to comfortably move with ease. Dr. Benjamin Epstein, Board Certi“ed Orthopaedic Surgeon with Orthopaedic Specialists at Raulerson explains My patients seeking relief from joint pain love having access to great orthopaedic care, right here in Okeechobee.Ž No more traveling great distances and inconveniencing yourself and others. The orthopaedic procedures you require are available in your very own community. If hip pain is keeping you from everyday activities and the weekend recreation you cannot live without, trust an experienced, Board Certi“ed physician to help you love your joints again … sooner. 12 Okeechobee News November 13, 2013 Okeechobee News/ Charles MurphyThe Okeechobee High School football team celebrated Senior Night at the football game on Nov. 8. E.J. Neal was joined by parents Eddie and Sheila Neal.Okeechobee News/ Charles MurphyCory Vickers, #51, played tremendous football all season for the Brahmans. He was among the group of seniors honored before Friday’s game.Okeechobee News/ Charles MurphyKhalil Smith, #11, was joined by his father and assistant coach Darryl Allen and family at OHS senior night on Friday.Okeechobee News/ Charles MurphyJohn Morgan was among the Brahmans seniors who played their nal high school game at Brahman stadium Friday. OHS senior football players and parents honored at Senior Night game

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 FAMILY MEDICINE CANCER?15 Minute chat with Dr. Kumar, at no charge, to discuss Advanced Treatment options personalized just for you.Limited Appointments. CALL NOW 863-467-9500Big Lake Cancer Center1115 North Parrott Avenue, Okeechobee Exceeding patients expectations~ every day!Ž RADIATION ONCOLOGISTS GYNECOLOGY 1713 Hwy 441 N. Suite F, Okeechobee, FL Caring Evaluation and Treatment of Women’s Health IssuesD. J B• Laparoscopy Hysterectomy • Urogynecology • Pelvic Prolapse • Minimally Invasive Surgery • Infertility • Hysteroscopy • Menstrual Abnormalities • Endometriosis • Urinary Incontinence • Loss of Libido • Sterilization • Menopausal Disorders Accepting New Patients863-763-8000RaulersonGyn.com e national event Small Business SaturdayŽ will be occurring on November 30. e Okeechobee News will feature a Salute to Small Business section inside the Holiday Traditions section, publishing November 27 and the Friday, November 29 edition of our paper. is section will also be online all year long at orida.newszap.com You may elect to run your ad in either the Holiday Traditions publication or the Friday edition of the Okeechobee News, or both Call today for details! 863.763.3134 Space reservation and copy deadline: November 18th 13 Okeechobee News November 13, 2013 Senior OHS Marching Band members honoredThe Senior OHS Marching Band members were honored during Parent Senior Night on Nov. 8. They marched for the last time on the OHS football eld during half-time of the Okeechobee vs. Clewiston football game. They will perform their show "Immortal Love" for the nal time during the state competition in St. Petersburg on Nov. 23. Special to the Okeechobee News/ Shirley Palmer

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The Florida Department of Transportation advises motorists to drive carefully in areas where road work is underway. Work planned this week includes the following.Okeechobee County U.S. 98 South of CR 68 near Dixie Ranch : Maintenance contract project: This two-lane roadway may be reduced to one lane periodically with aggers directing traf c while crews repair shoulders on either side of the road. Shoulder repairs are expected to continue through the end of Nov ember.  U.S. 98 South of CR68 in the area of Dixie Ranch: Maintenance contract project: Crews will be performing shoulder repair work. Lane closures are not expected, but possible. Motorists are advised to approach work zone with caution and be aware of equipment and personnel. Work shall continue through the end of November.  U.S. 441 North from Northwest 179th Street to County Road 68 East: Maintenance project: This two-lane roadway w ill be reduced to one lane with aggers directing traf c while crews repair shoulders on either side of the road. Use caution when traveling in the work area.  U.S. 441 at Northeast 39th Boulev ard (Cemetery Road): Maintenance permit project: Crews will place casing for underground utilities beneath U.S. 441. No lane closures are expected, however, motorists are advised to use caution.  U.S. 441 North from Southwest 9th Street to Southwest 16th Street: Maintenance project: Crews are repairing the sidew alk on both sides of the roadway. No lane closures are expected, however, motorists are advised to use caution.  U.S. 441 Southeast from SR 78 to the Martin County line: Maintenance project: Crews will be trimming low-hanging tree branches as needed. No lane closures are expected however, motorists should drive with caution.  SR 70 (Northeast Park Avenue) from Southeast 10th Avenue to SE 13th Avenue: Maintenance permit project: The inside westbound lane will be closed intermittently from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. while crews continue removing the existing raised median. Motorists should use caution and watch for changes in the traf c pattern. Work on this project includes reshaping the raised median to lengthen the left turn lanes between Southeast 10th and Southeast 13th Avenues, removing and replacing the asphalt and restriping the roadway. This project is expected to be completed by the end of the year. FDOT Roadwatch 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 REHAB THERAPY/ NURSING HOME We Love to We Love to Care! Care! Okeechobee Okeechobee Health Care Facility Health Care Facility1646 U.S. Highway 441 North 863-763-2226Five-Star Rated Family-Owned &Operated, OHCF has been Providing Rehab & Residential Care to Okeechobee & the Surrounding Communities Since 1984€Rehab, Physical, Occupational, Speech and Out-Patient Therapy €Long-Term Nursing Care Available 7 Days a Week/24 Hours a Day €Secure Dementia and Alzheimers Memory-Care Wing €Delicious Dietitian-Planned MealsStimulating &Fun Daily Activities OPHTHALMOLOGY/ OPTOMETRY/OPTICAL 520 S.Parrott Ave. € Okeechobee Website:www.opticalgalleryeyecare.comOptical Gallery 763-4334763-3403 357-4899Medicare/Medicaid and Most VisionPlans Accepted Comprehensive Eye and Contact Lens Exams Advanced Cataract Microsurgery Diabetic Eye Exams Glaucoma Evaluation & Treatment State of the Art Complete Optical Laboratory Eyeglasses & Contact Lenses Richard L. Soldinger, O.D. David J. Underill, O.D. Board Certified Optometrists Silviano Matamoros, M.D. Board Certified Eye Physician & Surgeon UROLOGY DAVID A. SIGALOW, M.D.Board Certi“ ed In UrologySpecializing in: € Adult & Pediatric Urology € Bladder & Kidney Infections € Impotence/Implants € No Scalpel Vasectomy 215 N.E. 19th Dr. • Okeechobee 863-763-0217 Available Now!The 2013 – 2014 Medical Information Guidespecialsections.newszap.com 14 Okeechobee News November 13, 2013 Special to the Okeechobee News Saint Lucie County Emergency Management, American Red Cross of the Treasure Coast, Indian River County Community Emergency Response Teams and Florida Department of Health agencies in Martin, Saint Lucie, Okeechobee and Indian River counties are partnering with the United States Marine Corps Reserve in their goal to "deliver, through a new toy at Christmas, a message of hope to less fortunate youngsters that will assist them in becoming responsible, productive, patriotic citizens." On Saturday, Nov. 23 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m., volunteers and employees from four counties will accept new, unwrapped toys at Saint Lucie County Emergency Operations Center, located at 15305 Midway Road, Fort Pierce, 34945 (next to the St. Lucie County Fairgrounds). When a large scale disaster takes place, counties provide assistance to each other. Exercises are performed to help strengthen their disaster response skills so they are ready when needed. Public Health Preparedness Coordinators from Martin, Okeechobee, Saint Lucie and Indian River wanted to develop a multi-county exercise to practice local disaster response plans that would also be of bene t to local communities, utilizing volunteers from their respective Medical Reserve Corps units. While improving local disaster response efforts, this Points of Dispensing (POD) exercise will also provide toys for less fortunate children during the holiday season and food for those in need. After a disaster a POD would provide residents with an opportunity to get much-needed resources like water, food or medicine. Each county has emergency POD plans that explain how they will distribute a large amount of supplies in a timely manner to residents. As part of staying prepared and ready, these plans need to be exercised and evaluated on a regular basis. "It really started as an idea and has grown into a real opportunity to provide a service for the community as well as exercise our plans" said Sonji Hawkins, Public Health Preparedness Coordinator for Florida Department of Health in St. Lucie County. "We are asking residents from all four counties to come out and bring a new, unwrapped toy with them and/or a nonperishable food item. The United States Marine Corps Reserve will be on site and accepting the donations of toys and we are working with local food distribution sites to coordinate the donated food items." Hawkins continued. The process "is going to be very simple for participants. All they need to do is drive to Saint Lucie County Emergency Operations Center and drive through the POD. Volunteers will be there accepting donated items on behalf of the four participating counties. Participating in the exercise and helping the community you live in will be easier than going through the drive-thru at your bank." explained Brian Sell, Public Health Preparedness Coordinator from Florida Department of Health in Okeechobee. Everyone is encouraged to come out and participate, "the busier we are, the better we will be able to test the effectiveness and ef ciencies that we have established in our emergency operations plans and the more families we can help. This is a win-win for participating counties and Saint Lucie County Public Safety and Communication/Division of Emergency Management is excited to be hosting the exercise" says Tom Daly, Saint Lucie County Emergency Manager. Saint Lucie Emergency Operations Center was chosen as the location because it is centrally located between the four counties. How can you make a difference? Come out and support your community's preparedness efforts and have a positive impact on local families at the same time by participating in this toy/food drive-thru POD. Donations of new unwrapped toys and/or nonperishable food items will be accepted from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. If coming from Okeechobee, head east on Okeechobee Road/State Road 70 and fork off onto Midway Road and the St. Lucie County Emergency Operations Center will be on the south/right side of the road. If coming from Martin, Saint Lucie or Indian River county, take I-95 to Midway Road exit and head west and the St. Lucie Count y Emergency Operations Center will be on the south/left side of the road (next to the St. Lucie County Fairgrounds). For more information, contact Brian Sell at 863-634-5218 or brian.sell@ health.gov. 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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 .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 .......................2011 MAZDA MAZDA31 OWNER! Web special Stk# 7430323P ....................2012 CHEVROLET IMPALA LT 1 owner. Auto, AC, Stk# 7269763P..............................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 .........2013 DODGE AVENGER SE Auto, 4dr, 2.4L, 4 cyl. Stk#7566455P ...........2012 TOYOTA RAV4 FWD 1 owner!!! Auto, A/c... Stk#7118341P ............2013 NISSAN ROGUE FWD 4DR 1 owner, CVT Transmission, Cruise, Stk#7511354P...2009 BUICK ENCLAVE 1 owner, Auto... Stk# 7142367T............................ 2011 TOYOTA RAV4 FWD 28 MPG Hwy!! Auto, Climate & Cruise Stk#7087335T.2008 GMC SIERRA 1500 Extended cab, short box Auto .Stk# 7277788T ....2010 BUICK LACROSSE Auto, 3.0L .Stk# 7270773P ..................................2012 CHRYSLER 300 Limited RWD, 32, 961 miles Stk#7192114P.............2009 CADILLAC STS Limited RWD, 32, 961 miles, stk#7153317P .......... $16,995 $16,699 $16,999 $18,990 $16,490 $15,980 $18,990 $18,990 $18,990 $19,990 $19,995 $20,945PRE-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 1500 2013 BUICK ENCLAVE 2013 GMC SIERRA 15002011 CHEVROLET SUBURBAN 2011 BUICK ENCLAVE 2013 CHEVROLET SILVERADO $39,986 $39,425 $30,988 $29,995 $29,995 $27,496Crew Cab Short Box All Wheel drive Denali Auto, 11,094 miles. 3.6L, V6 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# 7200862T SK# 7344382P SK#7394631T SK#7225999P $15,450 $15,800 $12,995 $12,496 $10,990 $11,995 $13,496 $12,880 $14,990 WE ARE PROFESSIONAL GRADE WE ARE PROFESSIONAL GRADE2014 BUICK EN CLAVE EXPERIENCE BUICKSPECIAL 24-MONTH LEASE INCLUDES:2 years of Scheduled Maintenance, OnStar and Sirius XM Satellite Radio. WITH CONVENIENCE GROUP ULTRA LOW MIELAGE LEASE FOR WELL-QUALIFIED NON-GM OWNERS/LESSEES $ 349per mo. for 24 mos. $3,839 Due AT LEASE SIGNING AFTER ALL OFFERSNo security deposit required. Tax, title, license and d Mileage charge of $0.25/mile over 20,000 miles dealer fees extra. 2014 GMC SIERRA WITH SLT CREW CAB VALUE PACKAGE 2014 GMC YUKON DENALI INTRODUCTORY OFFER: $ 1,000 + $ 2,500 $ 3,500OPTION PACKAGE DISCOUNT TOTAL ALLOWANCE 1. Must trade in a 1998 model year or newer vehicle. Not a available with leases and some other offers. Residency restriction apply. take delivery by 12/2/13 See dealer for details 0.9 % -or$ 2,500 APRFOR 60 MONTHS FOR QUALIFIED BUYERS1CUSTOMER CASH2 1.Not available with some other ofers. Monthly Average example is 10.8%. Some customers will not qualify. Take retail delivery by 1/2/14. See dealers for details. 2. Not available with some other offers. Take retail delivery by 1/2/14. 15 Okeechobee News November 13, 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 *. Garage/ Yard Sales Huge Yard Sale Friday & Saturday Nov. 15th&16th 8:00 to 2:00 1946 SW 8th St. Clean Name Brand Clothing,Baby Items, Sound Bar,Books,Toys,Household Items,Lots of Misc. OKEECHOBEE 458 US Highway 98, November 16, 2013, 8:00-12:00. The Annual 4-H Yard Sale The sale will be held in the parking lot of the Okeechobee County Extension Of ce. Household items, books, toys, and clothes will be among the many items for sale. Treasure Island Sat. 11/16. 3044 SE. 35th Ave. 8am-2pm. New portable dishwasher, hot tub, antique chairs, above ground swimming pool, & HH goods. Garage/ Yard SalesWe Buy Estates Antiques, Collectibles, Household, Tools, Jewelry and etc. Call 863-697-8906 YARD SALE ALL MUST GO 1177 LAKE DRIVE BUCKHEAD RIDGE, FRIDAY 15TH AND SATURDAY 16TH, 8:00AM 1:00PM Yard Sale Huge Multi Family Friday Nov.15th & Saturday Nov. 16th 8:30 am -3:00 pm NO EARLY BIRDS PLEASE. 312 S.E. 8th Drive, Household items, furniture, clothing, toys, shelving, tools, girls 12v (2) seat Escalade $150.00. Many more great treasures. YARD SALE SAT. NOV. 16TH, 8-2, 500 SW 5TH AVE LOCATED BETWEEN CENTRAL ELEM. AND FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH. HOME DECOR, BEDDING, TOWELS, HOLIDAY DECORATIONS ServicesCAREGIVER Christian, mature lady, Okeechobee resident for 39 years, patient as a Saint. Will care for your mother, father, loved one, in your home. Go shopping, clean, drive, give showers, read to them. I have many references. Call 863-467-2614 for interview appointment. Special Notice UP TO $100 each for Okeechobee County Florida License Plate Before 1964 Beginning with 57. Rusty Bent Tags OK. Jeff Francis 727-424-1576 email gobucs13@aol.com www. oridalicense plates.com CaregiversCAREGIVER NEEDED Day & Night hours available. $8 per hour. Detailed background check & good driving record a must. Please call (863)467-0627 for an interview. 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 CLASS A CDL DRIVER wanted for local deliveries. Must know the area, have clean driving record and pass a drug test. Bene ts available, apply at: Walpole Feed & Supply Co. 2595 NW 8th St. CLASS A -CDL DRIVER needed, must have DOT medical, clean driving history and 2.5 yrs. tanker endorsement. Call 863.467-9800. M-F 9:00 to 4:00. Drivers: $5,000 SignOn Bonus! Great Pay! Consistent Freight, Great Miles on this Regional Account. Werner Enterprises: 1-855-517-2488 Raulerson Hospital Housekeeping Supervisor position Please apply in person @1796 Hwy 441 N M-F 9 to 5. EEO Time to clean out the attic, basement and/or garage? Advertise your yard sale in the classifieds and make your clean up a breeze! Employment Full TimeKissimmee 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 Mechanic wanted Alan Jay Chrysler in Clewiston is looking for an experienced technician. Health insurance, 401k, paid vacations, uniforms, ongoing training available. Must have valid drivers license. Sign on bonus. Alan Jay Automotive Network is a drug free work place. Apply in person to Dave Bohlen@ 202 W. Sugarland Hwy Clewiston, Fl. Employment Part Time Grand Oaks Assisted Living Community PT Caregiver Needed Level II Background check required. Apply in Person M-F 203 SE 2nd Street Southeast 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 Reading a newspaper helps you understand the world around you. No wonder newspaper readers are more successful people! Need a few more bucks to purchase something deer? Pick up some extra bucks when you sell your used items in the classifeids. One mans trash is another mans treasure. Turn your trash to treasure with an ad in the classifieds. Looking for a place to hang your hat? Look no further than the classifieds. Buying a car? Look in the classifieds. Selling a car? Look in the classifieds. Grab a bargain from your neighbors garage, attic, basement or closet in todays classifieds. When doing those chores is doing you in, its time to look for a helper in the classifieds. 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. Love the earth Recycle your used items by selling them in the classifieds. AppliancesFOR SALE KENMORE 30” SELF CLEAN, CERAMIC TOP RANGE, BLACK TOP, THE REST BISQUE/WHITE WORKS PERFECTLY $149.00 CALL 863-763-1734 OR 618-292-8803 Wanted To BuyWILL PAY UP TO $125.00 FOR 1928 OHIO AUTO LICENSE PLATE CALL 863-484-0011 ApartmentsLarge Tiled APT in town. 2/2, w/d hook up, lawn maint included, $750 + $300 sec. (863) 634-3572. OKEECHOBEE 1/1, New oor covering, clean, furnished, cable, Wi-Fi, elec, satellite W/D incld. $600/mo plus sec (863)467-1950 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, $1325/mo. 1st, last & sec. Call (561)723-2226 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. 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 OKEECHOBEE 3BR/ 1BA Duplex, W/D hookup, central a/c & heat. $625 mo. + $500 sec. (863)763-4414. 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 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 Office Space Rent “Next to Court House” Commercial Space 500 SF and up First month rent free 863-467-0651 Rooms To RentROOM FOR RENT, ELEC., CABLE, AC INCLUDED $300.00 A MONTH 863-447-0632 WHISPERING PINES How fast can your car go? It can go even faster when you sell it in the classifieds. 16 Okeechobee News November 13, 2013 READING A NEWSPAPER...leads you to the best products and services.

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Houses Sale3bd/2ba CBS Dixie Ranch Acres, 2 car garage, pool, privacy fence, hurricane safe windows, screened patio, quiet neighborhood. For appt. to see Call 772-285-1904 FISHING CABIN FOR SALE TWO LOTS W/SMALL HOUSE ON CANAL IN LAKEPORT. LOT#35&36, LITTLE SARASOTA WATERFRONT, SIZE 100’ ACROSS BY 60’ DEEP. POSSIBLE OWNER FINANCE.(863)228-2569 Land SaleNW 72nd Ave. Okeechobee 40 Acres vacant land. $70,000 Call 772-201-1115 Lots Sale1/2 Acre Lot, fenced, oak trees, house or mobile home ok, off of 15A & 710 Hwy. One mile to Lake. $21,000 Call 863-610-1600 Just 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 LOT FOR SALEBIG “O” RV RESORT A FRIENDLY, ACTIVE, 55+ PARK OKEECHOBEE, FL. ASKING $35,000 CALL 716-665-8979 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 Rent2/2 MH WITH REC. ROOM, SCREEN ROOM, FRONT PORCH, WASHER/DRYER, EXCELLENT DOWNTOWN LOCATION $650/MO. 863-697-3898 FOR RENT: NICELY FURNISHED 1 BEDROOM, 1 BATH PARK MODEL ON KISSIMMEE RIVER STARTING AT $900.00. 1ST & SECURITY. (863)467-4371. Earn some extra cash. Sell your used items in the classifieds 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 2bd/2ba, 10’s of thousands of tile and marble upgrades including 66ft of screened porches, attached carport, detached garage,located by boat ramp to lake O. $18,000 425-327-0204 FOR SALE 2 BED/2 BATH MOBILE HOME IN SEMINOLE COVE 55+ PARK. LOTS OF UPDATES, FURNISHED, IMMEDIATE POSSESSION. $84,500 CALL 815-716-0872 NEWLY RENOVATED Homes for sale in small park. Cheaper than paying rent. Call 239-246-6301 or 863-517-5111 Older Single Wide in 55+ Park, w/screened room, porch and dock on Taylor Creek. 1/2 mile from Walmart $8,000. or best offer Call 828-208-0980 Palm Harbor Homes Modular & Stilt Homes Factory Direct/Save $25K off list!!! John Lyons 800-622-2832 ext 210 for details. Campers/RVsWanted all Travel Trailers, Motor Homes and Fifth Wheels. Any Condition, Cash paid on the spot Call 941-347-7171 Your new home could be in todays paper. Have you looked for it? Your next job could be in todays classifieds. Did you look for it? The classifieds are the most successful salesperson in town. Its never too late to find the perfect gift. Look for it in the classifieds. 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 NOTICE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT THE FOLLOWING COMMITTEES OF THE DISTRICT BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF INDIAN RIVER STATE COLLEGE WILL MEET TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 2013 IN ROOM 302 OF THE ADMINISTRATION BUILDING AT 3209 VIRGINIA AVENUE, FORT PIERCE, FLORIDA 34981-5596. FINANCE & AUDIT COMMITTEE -1:30 P.M. PHYSICAL PLANT COMMITTEE -1:45 P.M. BOARD POLICY REVIEW COMMITTEE-2:30 P.M. ANY PERSONS SEEKING TO APPEAL THE DECISIONS OF THE BOARD WITH RESPECT TO ANY MATTER CONSIDERED AT SUCH MEETING WILL NEED A RECORD OF THE PROCEEDINGS, AND FOR SUCH PURPOSE MAY NEED TO ENSURE THAT A VERBATIM RECORD OF THE PROCEEDING IS MADE. 456720 ON 11/13/2013 OKEECHOBEE COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD POLICIES In accordance with the Administrative Procedures Act, Chapter 120, Florida Statutes, notice is hereby given that the Okeechobee County School Board will consider amendment of the School Board policies listed below at their meeting on Tuesday, December 13, 2013, at 6:00 p.m., in Room 303 of the School Board Administrative Of ce at 700 S.W. Second Avenue, Okeechobee. A copy of the proposed amendments are available in the Superintendent’s Of ce, Room 307, 700 S.W. 2nd Avenue, Okeechobee. Amendment of Board Policy 5.27 Homeless Students I. This policy provides requirements for the education of homeless students. II. The proposed amendment updates the policy to comply with legislation that provides a de nition of Certi ed Homeless Youth. III. Legal authority for this policy is F.S. 1001.41, 1001.42, 1003.21. Laws implemented are F.S. 382.002, 1000.21, 1001.43, 1003.01, 1003.21, 1003.22; McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act, P.L. 100-77; No Child Left Behind Act of 2001, P.L. 107-110.. IV. This policy amendment will not affect individuals from an economic standpoint. Amendment of Board Policy 6.70 Personnel Files I. This policy provides guidelines and requirements for records in personnel les. II. The proposed amendment brings the policy into agreement with current statutes governing instructional personnel les. III. Legal authority for this policy is F.S. 1001.41, 1012.22, 1012.23. Laws implemented are F.S. 112.08(7), 119.07, 119.071, 441.85(10), 1001.32, 1012.31; 34 CFR 99 (FERPA), 45 CFR 164 (HIPAA). IV. This policy amendment will not affect individuals from an economic standpoint. Amendment of Board Policy 6.90 School Board Employees with HIV, Aids, or other Communicable Diseases I. This policy provides general guidelines regarding employee protection from exposure to infection diseases and accommodations for infected employees. II. The proposed amendment brings the policy into agreement with current statutes. III. Legal authority for this policy is F.S. 1001.41, 1001.42, 1012.22, 1012.23. Laws implemented are F.S. 381.0098, 1001.43, 1012.27, 1013.12, 1013.42. IV. This policy amendment will not affect individuals from an economic standpoint. Ken Kenworthy Superintendent of Schools 456123 ON 11/13/2013 Public Notice Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.: 47 2012 CA 515 TD BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, Plaintiff, VS. DANA E. SALSER; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF DANA E. SALSER; ANCIENT OAKS R.V. RESORT CONDOMINIUM ASSOCIATION, INC.; LINDA L. SALSER; JOHN DOE and JANE DOE, unknown parties in possession, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to the Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated October 10, 2013 (the “Judgment”), entered in Civil Case No. 47 2012 CA 515 of the Circuit Court of the Nineteenth Judicial Circuit in and for Okeechobee County, Florida, in which TD BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, is Plaintiff and DANA E. SALSER, UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF DANA E. SALSER n/k/a LINDA LOU SALSER and ANCIENT OAKS R.V. RESORT CONDOMINIUM ASSOCIATION, INC., 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 11, 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 18, Block 3 of Ancient Oaks R.V. Resort No. I, a Condominium, including a 1/146th per each lot undivided interest in and to the common elements thereof, all in accordance with and subject to all the terms, provisions, conditions, rights, privileges, obligations, easements, and liens of and as set forth in that certain Declaration of Condominium of Ancient Oaks R.V. Resort No. I, a condominium, and all its exhibits and attachments, as recorded in Of cial Records Book 255, Page 916-1045, et seq., including the rst amendment to the Declaration of Condominium as recorded in Of cial Record Book 348, Page 1548, et seq, and all exhibits and amendments thereof, of the Public Records of Okeechobee County, Florida TOGETHER WITH a 1986 Park Model Single Wide Mobile Home Vin # 48610611V together with all existing or subsequently erected or af xed buildings, improvements, and xtures (the “Property”). 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 14, 2013. SHARON ROBERTSON Clerk of Circuit Court BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk 455345 ON 11/13,20/2013 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 DECEMBER 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 Clerk IMPORTANTIf you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Corrie Johnson, ADA Coordinator, 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711.455354 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 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 17 Okeechobee News November 13, 2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA, CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 13000230CAAXMX SUNTRUST MORTGAGE, INC., Plaintiff VS. ANTHONY R. CHAPMAN, et at Defendant(s) NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated October 2, 2013, entered in Civil Case Number 13000230CAAXMX, in the Circuit Court for Okeechobee County, Florida, wherein SUNTRUST MORTGAGE, INC. is the Plaintiff, and ANTHONY R. CHAPMAN, et al., are the Defendants, Okeechobee County Clerk of Court will sell the property situated in Okeechobee County, Florida, described as: Lot 8 of Block 4, OAK PARK, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 3, public records of Okeechobee County, Florida. at public sale, to the highest 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 11th 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 3, 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, 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. 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 despus 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 paret 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. 454548 ON 11/13,20/2013 Grab a bargain from your neighbors garage, attic, basement or closet in todays classifieds.IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 2009-CA-000673 ONEWEST BANK, FSB Plaintiff(s), vs. RONALD J. GUNCHEON; ,et al., Defendant(s) NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order or Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated JULY 23, 2013, and entered in Case No. 2009CA-000673 of the Circuit Court of the 19TH Judicial Circuit in and for OKEECHOBEE County, Florida, wherein ONEWEST BANK, FSB is the Plaintiff and RONALD J. GUNCHEON the Defendants, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in the Jury Assembly Room on the 2nd oor, of the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida, at 11:00 a.m. on the 11th day of DECEMBER 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Order of Final Judgment, to wit: LOT 199, OF TREASURE ISLAND UNIT NO. 6, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 57, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. IF YOU ARE A PERSON CLAIMING A RIGHT TO FUNDS REMAINING AFTER THE SALE, YOU MUST FILE A CLAIM WITH THE CLERK OF COURT NO LATER THAN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. IF YOU FAIL TO FILE A CLAIM, YOU WILL NOT BE ENTITLED TO ANY REMAINING FUNDS. AFTER 60 DAYS, ONLY THE OWNER OF RECORD AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MAY CLAIM THE SURPLUS. DATED at OKEECHOBEE County, Florida, this 6th day of SEPTEMBER, 2013. SHARON ROBERTSON, Clerk OKEECHOBEE County, Florida BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy ClerkIf you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled at no cost to y ou 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. 452779 ON 11/13,20/2013 Earn some extra cash. Sell your used items in the classifieds Your new car could be in todays paper. Have you looked for it? How do you find a job in todays competitive market? In the employment section of the classifieds Find it faster. Sell it sooner in the classifieds When you want something sold, advertise in the classifieds. Get a quick response to any item you may be selling with a classified ad. READING A NEWSPAPER MAKES YOU A MORE INFORMED AND INTERESTING PERSON. No wonder newspaper readers are more popular! Love the earth Recycle your used items by selling them in the classifieds. How fast can your car go? It can go even faster when you sell it in the classifieds.

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Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION Case #: 2010 CA 000364 Greenwich Investors XLIII Trust 2013-1 Plaintiff, -vs. Tony G. Huet a/k/a Tony G. Huet, III; Okeechobee County, Florida Defendant(s). NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order dated OCTOBER 1, 2013 entered in Civil Case No. 2010 CA 000364 of the Circuit Court of the 19th Judicial Circuit in and for Okeechobee County, Florida, wherein Greenwich Investors XLIII Trust 2013-1, Plaintiff and Tony G. Huet a/k/a Tony G. Huet, III are defendant(s), I, Clerk of Court, Sharon Robertson, will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in the Jury Assembly Room, on the Second Floor, of the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 312 N.W. Third Street, Okeechobee, FL 34972 beginning at 11:00 A.M. on DECEMBER 11, 2013 the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to-wit: BEING A PARCEL OF LAND LYING IN SECTION 21, TOWNSHIP 37 SOUTH, RANGE 36 EAST, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA, AND BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCE AT THE WEST ONE-QUARTER CORNER OF SAID SECTION 21, THENCE BEAR SOUTH 89 DEGREES 05 MINUTES 31 SECONDS EAST ALONG THE SOUTH BOUNDARY LINE OF THE NORTHEAST ONE-QUARTER OF SAID SECTION 21, FOR A DISTANCE OF 60.00 FEET TO THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF A PARCEL OF LAND, AS RECORDED IN OFFICIAL RECORDS BOOK 226, PAGE 1623, PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA; THENCE CONTINUE SOUTH 89 DEGREES 05 MINUTES 31 SECONDS EAST ALONG THE NORTH BOUNDARY LINE OF SAID OFFICIAL RECORDS 226, PAGE 1623, FOR A DISTANCE OF 6.00 FEET TO A POINT LYING ON THE EAST RIGHT OF WAY LINE OF S.E. 80TH AVENUE (A/K/A B & B MCARTHUR ROAD); THENCE BEAR NORTH 00 DEGREES 04 MINUTES 00 SECONDS EAST ALONG SAID EAST RIGHT OF WAY LINE, FOR A DISTANCE OF 562.81 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE CONTINUE NORTH 00 DEGREES 04 MINUTES 00 SECONDS EAST ALONG SAID EAST RIGHT OF WAY LINE, FOR A DISTANCE OF 400.00 FEET TO A POINT; THENCE BEAR SOUTH 89 DEGREES 55 MINUTES 45 SECONDS EAST, FOR A DISTANCE OF 1089.00 FEET TO A POINT; THENCE BEAR SOUTH 00 DEGREES 04 MINUTES 00 SECONDS WEST, PARALLEL WITH THE SAID EAST RIGHT OF WAY LINE OF S.E. 80TH AVENUE, FOR A DISTANCE OF 400.00 FEET TO A POINT; THENCE BEAR NORTH 89 DEGREES 55 MINUTES 45 SECONDS WEST, FOR A DISTANCE OF 1089.00 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. Florida Rules of Judicial Administration Rule 2.540 Notices to Persons With DisabilitiesIf you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Corrie Johnson, ADA Coordinator, 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711.SPANISH: Si usted es una persona discapacitada que necesita alguna adaptacion para poder participar de este procedimiento o evento; usted tiene derecho, sin costo alguno a que se le provea cierta ayuda. Favor de comunicarse con Corrie Johnson, Coordinadora de A.D.A., 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, Fl. 34986, (772) 807-4370 por lo menos 7 dias antes de que tenga que comparecer en corte o inmediatamente despues de haber recibido esta noti cacion si es que falta menos de 7 dias para su comparecencia. Si tiene una discapacidad auditiva 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 you-ou ale nan tribunal-la mwens ke 7 jou; Si ou pa ka tande ou pale byen, rele 711. Sharon Robertson CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT Okeechobee County, Florida BY: Sandra L. Creech DEPUTY CLERK OF COURT ATTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF: SHAPIRO, FISHMAN & GACHE, LLP 2424 North Federal Highway, Suite 360 Boca Raton, Florida 33431 (561) 998-6700 (561) 998-6707 PUBLISH: 454546 ON 11/13,20/2013 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 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 5644’25” 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, AlA 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: swinig@winiglaw.com Secondary Email: Melissa@pbcountylegal.co m 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 18 Okeechobee News November 13, 2013IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT CASE NO. 472013CA000310 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NUMBER: 2012-CA-300 SEACOAST NATIONAL BANK, SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO BIG LAKE NATIONAL BANK Plaintiff, V S. DEBORAH D. WAYTOVICH A/K/A DEBORAH D. EASTRIDGE; FORD MOTOR CREDIT COMPANY, LLC; UNKNOWN TENANT #1 n/k/a WALLY CLAY; UNKNOWN TENANT #2 n/k/a BECKY WAGONEEER; RUSSELL PAUL WAYTOVICH, PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE OF THE ESTATE OF RUSSELL D. WAYTOVICH, DECEASED; RUSSELL PAUL WAYTOVICH, INDIVIDUA LLY AS HEIR OF RUSSELL D. WAYTOVICH, DECEASED; and JOSHUA ROBERT WAYTOVICH, INDIVIDUA LLY AS HEIR OF RUSSELL D. WAYTOVICH, DECEASED, Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated September 27, 2013, and entered in Case No. 2012-CA-300, of the Circuit Court of the 19th Judicial Circuit in and for Okeechobee County, Florida, wherein SEACOAST NATIONAL BANK, is the Plaintiff and DEBORAH D. WAYTOVICH A/K/A DEBORAH D. EASTRIDGE; FORD MOTOR CREDIT COMPANY, LLC; UNKNOWN TENANT #1 n/k/a WALLY CLAY; UNKNOWN TENANT #2 n/k/a BECKY WAGONEEER; RUSSELL PAUL WAYTOVICH, PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE OF THE ESTATE OF RUSSELL D. WAYTOVICH, DECEASED; RUSSELL PAUL WAYTOVICH, INDIVIDUA LLY AS HEIR OF RUSSELL D. WAYTOVICH, DECEASED; and JOSHUA ROBERT WAYTOVICH, INDIVIDUA LLY AS HEIR OF RUSSELL D. 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 WAYTOVICH, DECEASED are Defendants, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the OKEECHOBEE COUNTY JUDICIAL CENTER, 312 NW 3rd Street, JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM, SECOND FLOOR, OKEECHOBEE, FLORIDA 34972, at 11:00 a.m. on the 11th day of December, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: LOT 78, OUSLEY ESTATES, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 5, PAGES 36 AND 37, PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. TOGETHER WITH 1990 GLEN HS VIN#FLFLK79A08794GL & #FLFLK79B08794GL. Property address: 4100 SW 16th Avenue, Okeechobee, FL 34974 ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAT THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITH-IN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Corrie Johnson, ADA coordinator, 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port Saint Lucie, FL 34986 (772) 807-4370 within 2 working days of your receipt of this Notice if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. Dated the 15 day of October 2013. SHARON ROBERTSON Clerk of Circuit Court BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk Attorney for Plaintiff: Devin R. Maxwell Es q MAXWELL & MAXWELL, P.A. Florida Bar No.: 172693 405 NW 3rd Street Okeechobee, Florida 34972 (863) 763-1119 Telephone 454536 ON 11/13,20/2013 IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA SEACOAST NATIONAL BANK, SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO BIG LAKE NATIONAL BANK, Plaintiff, vs. KAREN A. DAVIS, et al., Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated October 10, 2013, entered in Case No. 13-CA-310 in the Circuit Court of the 19th Judicial Circuit in and for Okeechobee County, Florida wherein Seacoast National Bank is Plaintiff, and Karen A. Davis, Bene cial Florida, Inc., 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 on the 11th day of December, 2013, the following described property Okeechobee County, Florida: Lot 7, BRINDABAN FOREST, Unit 4, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 6, Pages 2 and 3, Public Records of Okeechobee County, Florida. ONE DOUBLE WIDE MOBILE HOME DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: YEAR: 1990 MAKE: MERI ID NO: SW368287742A & B 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 14th day of October, 2013. SHARON ROBERTSON CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT BY: Sandra L. 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Public Notice NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE BY CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT Pursuant to the nal decree of foreclosure entered in a case pending in said Court, docket number: 2013-CA-216, the style of which is: PRAIRIE ESTATES, LLC., Plaintiffs, VS. DREAMBUILDERS INVESTMENTS CLUB, INC., a dissolved Florida Corporation and RUTH THOMPSON, Defendants. Notice is hereby given that the undersigned, SHARON ROBERTSON, Clerk of the Circuit Court of Okeechobee County, Florida, wil l on the 11th day of December, 2013, at 11:00 A.M., at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 312 Northwest 3rd Street, Jury Assembly Room, Second Floor, Okeechobee, Florida 34972, in the City of Okeechobee, offer for sale and sell at public outcry to the highest and best bidder for cash, the followi ng described property situated in Okeechobee County, Florida, to-wit: Parcel 7 DESCRIPTION Being a parcel of land lying in Section 9, Township 34 South, Range 34 East, Okeechobee County, Florida, said pa rcel being more particularly described as follows: COMMENCING at the Northeast corner of section 9, Thence South 01 21’ 43” West a distance of 1563.30 feet along the East lin e of said section 9 to the intersection with the centerline of existing dirt grade; thence departing the East line of said Section 9; North 77 31’ 34” West a distance of 36.08 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING; Thence South 32 04’ 42” West, a distance of 63.19 feet; Thence South 58 08’ 45” West, a distance of 106.59 feet; Thence South 90 00’ 00” West, a distance of 156.60 feet; Thence South 63 09’ 35” West, a distance of 438.77 feet; Thence South 35 36’ 11” West, a distance of 613.65 feet; Thence South 58 22’ 01” West, a distance of 247.15 feet; Thence South 30 07’ 14” West, a distance of 92.46 feet; Thence South 47 01’ 49” West, a distance of 78.83 feet; Thence departing the said centerline, South 14 05’ 40” West, a distance of 640.96 feet; Thence South 90 00’ 00” West, a distance of 318.82 feet; Thence North 04 11’ 48” West, a distance of 483.51 feet to the intersection with the said centerline, Thence along the following courses and distances: Thence North 87 47’ 59” East, a distance of 45.74 feet; Thence departing the said centerline, North 00 00’ 00” West, a distance of 1726.20 feet; Thence South 69 35’ 41” East, a distance of 836.78 feet; Thence South 77 31’ 34” East, a distance of 1049.02 feet; To the POINT OF BEGINNING. CONTAINING: 40.28 acres of land, more or less. SUBJECT TO: An easement over the East 200’ of the above described as same in Of cial Record Book 257, Page 356, Public Records, Okeechobee County, Florida. ALSO SUBJECT TO: An easement for ingress and egress being more particularly described as follows: An easement over a strip of land, 30 feet in width lying in Section 9, Township 34 South, Range 34 East, Okeechobee County, Flo rida, being more particularly described as lying 15 feet on each side of the following described centerline: COMMENCE at the Northwest corner of said Section 9; Thence along the North line of said Section 9, North 88 49’ 34” East, a distance of 357.31 feet to the intersection with the centerline of an existing dirt grade, and the POINT OF BEGINNING; Thence, departing said North line of sa id section 9, and along said centerline the following courses and distances: South 53 31’ 20” East, a distance of 1112.13 feet; Thence South 8731’ 08” East, a distance of 1692.16 feet; Thence South 69 35’ 41” East, a distance of 1409.81 feet; Thence South 77 31’ 34” East, a distance of 1085.10 feet to the POINT OF TERMINATION. ALSO SUBJECT TO: An easement for ingress and egress being more particularly described as follows: An easement over a strip of land, 30 feet in width lying in Sections 9 and 16, Township 34 South, Range 34 East, Okeechobee Cou nty, Florida being more particularly described as lying 15 feet on each side of the following described centerline: Commence at the Southeast corner of the Northeast one-quarter (1/4) of said section 16; Thence along the East-West one-quarter (1/4) line of said Section 16, South 89 12’ 25” West, a distance of 79.79 feet to the i ntersection with the centerline of an existing dirt grade; Thence departing said East-West one-quarter line, and along said centerline the following courses an d distances: Thence North 19 28’ 27” West, a distance of 41.30 feet; Thence North 66 37’ 01” West. a distance of 144.18 feet; Thence North 31 45’ 39” West, a distance of 98.75 feet; Thence North 17 00’ 38” West, a distance of 253.36 feet; Thence North 21 22’ 22” West, a distance of 368.37 feet; Thence North 08 21’ 24” West, a distance of 281.77 feet; Thence North 02 02’ 56” West, a distance of 323.78 feet; Thence North 75 43’ 12” West, a distance of 213.51 feet; Thence North 52 45’ 57” West, a distance of 402.79 feet; Thence North 69 04’ 21” West, a distance of 493.07 feet; Thence North 69 30’ 12” West, a distance of 129.34 feet; Thence North 63 47’ 56” West, a distance of 139.53 feet; Thence North 69 42’ 03” West, a distance of 327.81 feet; Thence South 53 45’ 44” West, a distance of 167.70 feet; Thence South 73 47’ 04” West, a distance of 170.18 feet; Thence South 47 21’ 39” West, a distance of 164.70 feet; Thence South 61 33’ 04” West, a distance of 234.67 feet; Thence South 37 33’ 19” West, a distance of 108.51 feet; Thence South 17 30’ 31” West, a distance of 366.97 feet; Thence South 56 32’ 52” West, a distance of 154.91 feet; Thence North 07 08’ 24” West. a distance of 86.55 feet; Thence North 30 30’ 37” West, a distance of 160.61 feet; Thence North 02 06’ 36” East, a distance of 99.05 feet; Thence North 03 11’ 56” West, a distance of 181.76 feet; Thence North 25 46’ 57” West, a distance of 135.37 feet; Thence North 86 13’ 52” West, a distance of 226.71 feet; Thence North 66 25’ 11” West, a distance of 112.80 feet to a point hereinafter referred to as Point “A”; Thence continuing along said centerline North 5332’26” West, a distance of 55.08 feet; Thence North 69 37’ 55” West. a distance of 145.82 feet; Thence North 2818’ 42” West. a distance of 142.14 feet; Thence North 2930’ 59” West, a distance of 285.40 feet; Thence North 2556’ 29” West, a distance of 386.35 feet; Thence North 26 55’ 36” East. a distance of 199.83 feet; Thence North 08 14’ 22” East, a distance of 356.14 feet; Thence North 23 12’ 22” West. a distance of 386.86 feet; Thence North 08 14’ 22” West, a distance of 147.84 feet; Thence North 15 21’ 23” East, a distance of 686.58 feet; Thence North 66 12’ 18” East, a distance of 272.78 feet; Thence North 73 23’ 55” East. a distance of 172.78 feet; Thence South 81 05’ 20” East, a distance of 126.32 feet; Thence North 65 06’ 57” East, a distance of 97.45 feet; Thence North 76 58’ 38” East, a distance of 132.78 feet; Thence North 47 48’ 20” East. a distance of 142.02 feet; Thence North 78 39’ 27” East. a distance of 360.61 feet to a point hereinafter referred to as Point “B”; Thence continuing along said centerline North 59 46’44” East, a distance of 213.81 feet; Thence North 82 54’ 24” East, a distance of 129.82 feet; Thence North 70 54’ 01” East, a distance of 403.21 feet; Thence North 68 13’ 18” East, a distance of 414.41 feet; Thence North 86 16’ 01” East, a distance of 140.65 feet; Thence North 75 54’ 20” East, a distance of 254.85 feet; Thence North 83 38’ 30” East, a distance of 216.17 feet; Thence North 86 27’ 48” East, a distance of 181.00 feet; Thence North 87 47’ 59” East, a distance of 228.05 feet; Thence North 65 30’ 53” East, a distance of 315.81 feet; Thence North 47 01’ 49” East, a distance of 78.83 feet; Thence North 30 07’ 14” East, a distance of 92.46 feet; Thence North 58 22’ 01” East, a distance of 247.15 feet; Thence North 35 36’ 11” East, a distance of 613.65 feet; Thence North 63 09’ 35” East, a distance of 438.77 feet; Thence North 90 00’ 00” East, a distance of 156.00 feet; Thence North 58 08’ 45” East, a distance of 106.59 feet; Thence North 32 04’ 42” East, a distance of 63.19 feet to the POINT OF TERMINATION. BEGINNING at the aforesaid Point “A” thence North 43 05’ 32” East, a distance of 149.73 feet; Thence North 86 42’ 24” East, a distance of 200.76 feet; Thence North 51 11’ 30” East, a distance of 62.14 feet; Thence North 00 00’ 00” East, a distance of 50.78 feet to the POINT OF TERMINATION. BEGINNING at the aforesaid Point “B” thence South 08 27’ 50” East, a distance of 147.26 feet; Thence South 38 45’ 12” East, a distance of 350.29 feet; Thence South 47 32’ 02” East, a distance of 387.84 feet; Thence South 57 05’ 02” East, a distance of 215.57 feet; Thence North 82 47’ 05” East, a distance of 249.81 feet; Thence North 82 18’ 28” East, a distance of 332.07 feet; Thence North 87 16’ 30” East, a distance of 326.11 feet; Thence South 67 36’ 25” East, a distance of 244.19 feet; Thence South 78 14’ 13” East, a distance of 211.26 feet; Thence South 69 23’ 06” East, a distance of 117.48 feet to the POINT OF TERMINATION. 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 P ENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. WITNESS my hand and the of cial seal of said Court, this 31st day of October, 2013. 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 21 7, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance,or immediately upon receiving this noti cation if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. SHARON ROBERTSON, Clerk of the Circuit Court of Okeechobee BY: Sandra L. Creech, DEPUTY CLERK 456402 ON 11/13,20/2013 Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 2013 CA 000066 VANDERBILT MORTGAGE AND FINANCE, INC., a Tennessee Corporation, P.O. Box 9800 Maryville, TN 37802, Plaintiff, v. CHARLES E. KENNEY, JUDITH G. MILLER, THE UNKNOWN PARTY IN POSSESSION OF 2303 S.E. 30TH STREET, OKEECHOBEE, FL 34974, n/k/a STEVE GALLAGER, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT, pursuant to Plaintiffs Final Summary Judgment to Foreclose Mortgage en19 Okeechobee News November 13, 2013 Crossword Puzzle ACROSS 1 Nightly news graphic 11 Dweeb 15 Mechanics supply 16 Memorable word from Pilate 17 Memory aids 18 Beyond the horizon 19 Vacation souvenir 20 Practice with dolls 21 Austrian city on the Danube 22 It was founded by Henry VI 24 Chance to shine 25 Stamp closer? 26 Cuban title 28 Name from the Latin for I trustŽ 30 Prepare for a coup 31 One of two in Dickenss Martin ChuzzlewitŽ 33 Perfect!Ž 35 Seller of torpedoes and bullets 39 Gets ones act together 40 The Beverly HillbilliesŽ sobriquet 42 Keystone figure 43 Downwind 44 Warning 46 1965 protest site 50 Basic, in coll. 51 No kidding?Ž 53 Outcry 54 Playless? 56 Bargains 58 Old TV component 59 Admans start 60 Mollify 62 Look like a satyr 63 Particle physics subject 64 Actress Best 65 Minuscule DOWN 1 Squanders 2 Subject of an awkward meeting, perhaps 3 Program with steps 4 Rx instruction 5 Designed to SellŽ network 6 Hungarian mathematician Paul 7 Deal with leaks in, perhaps 8 Schmaltzy 9 On a par with 10 Cozumel coin 11 Color akin to pine green 12 A woman drove me to drink and I didnt even have the decency to thank herŽ speaker 13 Volunteers assurance 14 Dvork piece for two violins and viola 23 Hose projection 27 70s-80s Quebec premier Lvesque 29 Pen emanation 30 Besiege (with), as questions 32 Zen meditation hall 34 The Mekong flows along its border 35 Statistical dividing point in a fourgroup data set 36 On-road vehicle requirement since 1996 37 Haughty, unemotional woman 38 Musical half step 41 Global warming? 45 Vitamin in liver 47 Spot 48 Mink relative 49 Major route 52 Like guck 55 Skater Lipinski 56 Jazz style 57 Side with a hero 61 Suburban suffix By Barry C. Silk ()2011TibMdiSiI 10/15/11 10/15/11 ANSWER TO PREVIOUS PUZZLE: Edited by Rich Norris and Joyce Nichols Lewis xwordeditor@aol.com tered in the above-captioned action, I will sell the property situated in Okeechobee County, Florida, described as follows, to wit: LOTS 513 AND 514, TAYLOR CREEK ISLES SECTION FOURA, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 4, PAGE 7, PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA; TOGETHER WITH THAT CERTAIN 1990 SUNR MOBILE HOME, SERIAL NUMBER 320280V1396AB. Commonly known as: 2303 S.E. 30TH STREET, OKEECHOBEE, FL 34974. at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 312 North West 3rd Street, 2nd Floor, Jury Assembly Room, beginning at 11:00 a.m. ET, on December 11, 2013. If you are a subordinate lien holder claiming a right to funds remaining after the sale, you must le a claim with the Clerk of Court no later than 60 days after the sale. If you fail to le a claim, you will not be entitled to any remaining funds.AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT. If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Corrie Johnson, ADA Coordinator, 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711.SHARON ROBERTSON Clerk of the Circuit Court BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Cler k 454443 ON 11/13,20/2013 How do you find a job in todays competitive market? In the employment section of the classifieds Earn some extra cash. Sell your used items in the classifieds Get a quick response to any item you may be selling with a classified ad. 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Public Notice Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 472011CA000301 T D BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, Plaintiff, V S. RICHARD CERNIGLIA, AND UNKNOWN SPOUSE, if any, AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, T HROUGH, UNDER AND AGAINST T HE 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 FICT ITIOUS TO ACCOUNT FOR PARTIES 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 fashPublic Notice Public NoticeIN 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 Public Notice Public Notice 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 10000167CAAXMX in the Circuit Court for Okeechobee, Florida, wherein BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP, F/K/A COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS SERVICING, 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 20 Okeechobee News November 13, 2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 472013CA000309 SEACOAST NATIONAL BANK, Plaintiff, vs. JAMES T. BROWN, JR., et al., Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated October 10, 2013, entered in Case No. 13-CA-309 in the Circuit Court of the 19th Judicial Circuit in and for Okeechobee County, 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. 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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. Creech Deputy Clerk 454432 ON 11/6,13/2013 Florida wherein Seacoast National Bank is Plaintiff, and James T. Brown, Jr., TD Bank, N.A., successor by merger to Riverside National Bank and Okeechobee County Board of County Commissioners, 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 on the 11th day of December, 2013, the following described property Okeechobee County, Florida: Lots 13, 14 and 15, Block B, WRIGHT AND BASS SUBDIVISION, according to the Plat thereof, recorded in Plat Book 1, Page 7, 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 14th day of October, 2013. SHARON ROBERTSON CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT BY: Sandra L. Creech DEPUTY CLERK 455348 ON 11/13,20/2013 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 on the 4th day of December, 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 Need a few more bucks to purchase something deer? Pick up some extra bucks when you sell your used items in the classifeids. € 863.763.3134Diana Whitehall € dwhitehall@newszap.com Holiday TraditionsEditorial copy for this holiday section consists of shopping ideas, recipes, gift guide items and so much more. e entire section will be FULL COLOR and published the day before anksgiving. Publication Date: November 27, 2013 Space Reservation & Copy Deadlines:November 18, 2013e section will be placed online all year long at ”orida.newszap.comCall today for pricing! 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21 Okeechobee News November 13, 2013 Okeechobee News/ Charles MurphyHonored for serviceKenneth Keller (left) was honored for service on the City Planning Board/ Board of Adjustments and Appeals/Design Review Board by Mayor Jim Kirk (right) at the Nov. 5 meeting of the Okeechobee City Council. Okeechobee News/ Charles MurphyNational Adoption MonthMelissa Neeley (left), with Children’s Home Society of the Treasure Coast, accepted proclamations for National Adoption Month and National Runaway Month from Mayor Jim Kirk at the Nov. 5 City Council meeting. Okeechobee News/ Charles MurphyRetired Educators DayAt the Nov. 5 meeting of the Okeechobee City Council, Gay Carlton accepted a proclamation for ‘Retired Educators Day’ which is celebrated on Nov. 17. Okeechobee News/ Charles MurphyProclamation accepted by McCoolKay McCool (left) accepted a proclamation for Retired Educators Day on Nov. 17 from County Commission Chairman Frank Irby (right). Okeechobee News/ Charles MurphyServices HonoredEmma Cinelli (left) was honored for 15 years of service to the county by Commissioner Frank Irby. She is a meals driver for Senior Services. Honored for 15 years of serviceCounty Administrator Robbie Chartier was honored for 15 years of service to the county. Okeechobee News/ Charles Murphy

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23 Okeechobee News November 13, 2013 By Charles M. MurphyOkeechobee News The Okeechobee High School Brahmans boys soccer team opened the regular season with a 4-2 victory over Sebring on Monday. Brian Guerrero had three goals and Wilson Barahona had one goal and three assists for Okeechobee. Logan Laskey added an assist in the victory. OHS led 4-0 until a few late defensive breakdowns in the nal minutes of the match. Coach Lonnie Sears said he got excellent play from two seniors at sweeper and defense from Jose Ponce De Leon and Devin Jimenez. He also gave praise to freshman Jesus Garcia on defense. "Offensively, we left some goals out there but I did see a lot of movement off the ball," Sears said. "I would like to see a little more give and go plays from the forwards, but that is a work in progress." Sears said he felt that unsel sh play will be the key for the Brahman success this year. The home opener for Okeechobee is this Friday at 7 p.m. against St. Lucie West Centennial. The Lady Brahmans soccer team continued to look for its rst win last week as they fell 1-0 at Sebring. The team played strong defense against the Lady Blue Streaks but couldn't get any balls in the opponents net. Coach Sonya Smith said the girls looked for each other and played like a team. They also got off to a strong start which helped their con dence. Smith singled out Jackie Barrera and Selina Sanchez for two excellent defensive plays and Emilse Serrano for another excellent defensive play in the rst half. "We were determined to shut down Sebring in the second half and all 15 shots on goal were stopped by Stormy Stokes," she added. Brianna Nunez returned to the team this week after a strong season for the volleyball team. Smith said the team has also practiced hard and have tried to improve their weaknesses. "It was a loss but still a huge improvement from our previous games. We hope the things we learn in practice will be put into play in future matches," she pointed out. Brahmans get 4-2 soccer victory Florida manatees are beginning their annual migration to warmer waters, which is their instinctual response to winter's approach and surviving the cold. As these slow-moving aquatic mammals migrate along rivers, canals, bays and coastlines, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conserv ation Commission (FWC) cautions boaters to slow down and watch out for manatees. The average adult manatee is 1,000 pounds and 10-feet long but may be dif cult to spot despite its size. "You can help manatees by slowing down and following posted speed zones w hen operating boats or personal watercraft. Manatees often feed in shallow seagrass beds adjacent to deeper waters," said Carol Knox, the FWC's Imperiled Species Management Section Leader. "Wearing polarized sunglasses helps you spot a manatee underwater. Also watch for circular wave patterns on the water's surface called manatee footprints indicating a manatee's presence below." Throughout the state, many seasonal manatee protection zones go into effect Nov. 15. Look for signs posted on the water indicating boat speed zones. A "slow speed" zone means a boat should be completely settled in the water, not creating an excessive wake. Go to MyFWC.com/Manatee, and click on Data and Maps to see FWC manatee protection zones. November is also Manatee Awareness Month, a time to celebrate Florida's of cial state marine mammal. The FWC asks people to report sick, injured, orphaned, entangled or dead manatees by calling the Wildlife Alert hotline at 888-404-FWCC (3922), texting Tip@MyFWC.com, or calling #FWC and *FWC via cell phone. Floridians can support manatee conservation efforts by purchasing a manatee license plate at BuyaPlate.com or through their local tax collector's of ce when obtaining or renewing a vehicle tag. They also can get a manatee decal at those of ces or by visiting MyFWC.com/Manatee and clicking on "Decals." For "A boater's guide to living with Florida Manatees," go to MyFWC.com/Wildlife. More manatee information is available at MyFWC.com/Manatee. Boaters cautioned to w atch for manatees Special to the Okeechobee NewsAre you an experienced pet owner interested in adopting an exotic species? Do you know how to safely care for pets such as a boa constrictor, leopard gecko, African spurred tortoise, African grey parrot or sugar glider, and are you capable of a longterm commitment to their upkeep? The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) and the Southwest Florida Cooperative Invasive Species Management Area (SW CISMA) are offering quali ed adopters the chance to take home exotic species turned in by those who no longer can keep these pets. Quali ed people can take advantage of an opportunity to adopt these animals at the Exotic Pet Amnesty Day on Saturday, Nov. 16, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at North Collier Regional Park in Naples. Exotic Pet Amnesty Days encourage owners to turn in their exotic pets without cost or penalty and discourage the release of nonnative species into the wild. "We encourage people who would like to own nonnative animals to be responsible pet owners and fully understand the commitment before purchasing or adopting one. These animals may live for a long time, many over 10 y ears," said Jenny Novak, who coordinates the FWC's Exotic Pet Amnesty program. "People should not bring one of these animals home w ithout understanding the level of responsibility and long-term commitment." The FWC is looking for adopters with the knowledge and expertise to care for exotic pets. Adopters must have an understanding of the natural history and safe caging requirements for the animals they are interested in adopting. Anyone interested in adopting can download the application forms at MyFWC. com/Nonnatives. There is no fee for becoming an adopter. Adoption applications must be received by Nov. 14 to be processed in time for this event. "Releasing exotic pets into the wild is a major pathway to exotic species causing harm to Florida's native wildlife and habitats," Novak said. "Often, pet owners don't understand the difference between native and nonnative species or don't realize the possible effects of releasing a nonnative species. Releasing exotic species is also illegal in Florida. This event offers a legal, ethical option for pet owners who can no longer take care of their pets or no longer wish to keep them." A veterinarian will examine each animal, and every attempt will be made to place healthy animals with quali ed adopters. Exotic Pet Amnesty Day is free and open to the public. Live animals will be on display, and this is a chance for people to talk to experts about proper care of exotic pets. Also, this event will be held in conjunction with the Florida Panther Festival. Learn more about the Florida Panther Festival at www. oridapantherfestival.com/. For more information about Exotic Pet Amnesty Days, visit MyFWC.com/Nonnatives and click on "Amnesty Day Events." FWC is seeking experienced pet owners to adopt exotic species

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