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Wednesday, November 27, 2013 50¢ Plus ta x Vol. 104 No. 142 14.71 feetLast Year: 15.23 feet Lake Levels See page 4 for information about how to contact this newspaper. City Council OKs chickee for park ... Page 3 Special to the Okeechobee News Fifty-nine boats and 115 anglers participated in the event. A large crowd of anglers and spectators gathered for the weigh-in and enjoyed hot dogs and soft drinks provided by Oakview Baptist Church. Barry Cato and Terry Cripe took top honors, weighing in ve sh for a total of 22.39 pounds. Second place honors went to Dewayne Evans and Sam Grif n with ve sh that weighed 18.83 pounds. Mike Cass captured big sh honors with an 8.49-pound largemouth. Barry Cato also took second place big sh with a 7.48 pounder. Dr. John Garrison, senior pastor at Oakview, Cato & Cripe win CTT tourney Special to the Okeechobee News/ CTTBarry Cato and Terry Cripe show off part of their winning catch in a recent Christian Team Trail bass tourney. For more photos from the tournament, see page 10. Boys basketballdefeat Lake Placid ... Page 14 By Eric KoppOkeechobee News A detective with the Okeechobee County Sheriff's Of ce (OCSO) has been assigned six theft cases that were committed when thieves found the doors to the vehicles unlocked. OCSO reports indicate the six burglaries were committed in the Basswood subdivision sometime during the nighttime hours of Thursday, Nov. 21, and the early morning hours of Friday, Nov. 22. The reports show the burglaries were done on N.W. 27th Ave, N.W. 22nd Ave., N.W. 35th Drive and N.W. 37th Ave. Those same reports indicate thieves took a variety of things including a GPS device, cigarettes, prescription medication, debit cards and cash. A report by OCSO Deputy Marcus Collier stated that a woman and her child got into her sports utility vehicle around 7:30 a.m. Friday and noticed a carton of cigarettes was missing. Deputy Collier went on to indicate that after she had returned home a short time late r she noticed a pink and brown purse in some bushes across the street. She also found two pill bottles by her fence. As it turned out, the purse and pill bottles 6 unlocked cars burglarized By Eric KoppOkeechobee News An Okeechobee man accused of sexuall y molesting four teenagers is being held in the Okeechobee County Jail on $220,000 bond. William Lee Mullens, 48, S.E. 74th Trail, was arrested Sunday, Nov. 24, on felony charges o f lewd and lascivious molestation victim 12 to 16 years of age (four counts) and child abuse without great bodily harm (four counts). According to Deputy Fred Bradley, of the Okeechobee County Sheriff's Of ce (OCSO), the victims are between the ages of 13 and 15. Deputy Bradley indicated in his report that the alleged molestations have occurred over a period o f time and, for the most part, limited to inappropriate touching. However, in at least one case Mullens tried to rape one of the girls, stated the deputy's report. The deputy also stated that prior to interviewing the alleged victims he was able to establish "... they knew the difference between the truth and a lie, to include the difference beMan accused of touching young girls William Lee Mullens See THEFTS — Page 5 See MOLESTING — Page 5 See FISHING — Page 5


Today: Partly cloudy with a chance of rain. High of 73F. Breezy. Winds from the WNW at 15 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 20%. Tonight: Clear. Low of 37F. Winds from the NW at 5 to 10 mph.Extended ForecastThursday: Clear in the morning, then partly cloudy. High of 63F. Winds from the North at 10 to 15 mph. Thursday Night: Partly cloudy in the evening, then overcast. Fog overnight. Low of 57F. Winds from the NNE at 5 to 10 mph. Friday: Partly cloudy in the morning, then overcast. Fog early. High of 75F. Winds from the NE at 10 to 15 mph. Friday Night: Partly cloudy. Fog overnight. Low of 59F. Winds from the NE at 5 to 10 mph. Saturday: Clear in the morning, then partly cloudy. High of 79F. Winds from the NE at 10 to 15 mph. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 To qualify for this incentive you must open your account on 11/29 or 11/30 at any MIDFLORIDA branch. Online account openings w ill not qualify. Credit approval required. Must be 19 years or older to qualify for $200 incentive. Anyone who has held a checking account with MIDFLORIDA in the past year will not qualify for the $200 incentive. In addition to opening a new Free Checking account, you must accept and open online banking, online bill payment, eStatement, eNotice, direct deposit (must post within 90 days) and a debit card. The $200 deposit will be made at account openi ng and will be reported to the IRS. Minimum to open Free Checking is $50. Other checking products may qualify with restrictions. See associate for details regarding terms and fees. € No minimum balance € No monthly fee € Free Debit Card € Free Debit Card Rewards € Free eStatement € Free Online Banking € Free Mobile Deposit € and more! Free Checking FEATURESOpen a new FREE Checking account, take our debit card and walk out with holiday cash to spend! … in branch only … Friday, Nov. 29, 9 am 6pm & Saturday, Nov. 30, 9 am 1 pm Federally insured by NCUA.(863) 688-3733 Toll Free (866) 913-3733 Habla Espaol (877) 834-6376 www.mid”orida.comOKEECHOBEE 3261 U.S. Hwy. 441 S. BLACK FRIDAYgoes GREEN! Trash your banks debit card, become a debit-card-carrying member of MIDFLORIDA instantly! AND GET 2 Okeechobee News November 27, 2013 Okeechobee Forecast Grand Oaks enjoys Taco DayLois and Leroy Sorenson, residents at Grand Oaks Assisted Living Facility, enjoyed visiting the American Legion the last Wednesday of the month. They like to listen to the live music and eat the soft tacos. Special to the Okeechobee News


2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 St. Lucie County Fairgrounds 15601 W. Midway Rd, Ft. Pierce • Parking Lot trolley € FREE parking BIG FREE DOOR PRIZESthey make great Christmas gifts! EXPRESS CONCEALED WEAPONS PERMIT CLASSES!FREE Fun Hands-On Self Defense Seminars for Women and Men Taught by the ProsDiscounted Guns, Hunting Gear, AMMO, Knives, Stun Guns, Survival & Military Gear and More!$7.00 at the door for adults; Kids under 14 free. www. patriotshows.com € 866-611-0442 DECEMBER7 & 8 Walmart doesnt always have the lowest price. See for yourself at publix.com/ads 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 27, 2013 By Charles M. MurphyOkeechobee News Okeechobee City Council approved an addition to City Hall Park and started the administrative process of accepting a popular combat helicopter for Veterans Memorial Park at their meeting Tuesday, Nov.19. The council approved the replacement of a chickee at City Hall Park. The Seminole Indian Tribe of Florida will reimburse the city for the expense of the project estimated to be $2,800. The chickee should be replaced in time for the annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony scheduled for Dec. 3. Louis Gopher of the Tribe explained the chickee is symbolic of the tribes’ heritage and history. W ade Osceola will replace the chickee. The w ork should take less than one week. The council approved an agreement with the Department of Management Services Bureau of Federal Property to receive the HH-1H Huey Helicopter Model 205 that was recently placed in Veterans Memorial Park. City administrator Brian Whitehall said there is still some work to do with the helicopter as far as assembly of parts and a paint job. Councilman Dowling Watford called it a great addition to the park. “I have heard nothing but good comments. We appreciate the city staff for their hard work on this,” he said. Councilman Devin Maxwell suggested the city review the license and plan for the Veterans Park to ensure there are a maintenance schedule for the improvements there. “I’d like for the city to have more involvement to see if it’s an unfair burden on the Legion to make them maintain it. They have done a lot of work to get the helicopter in there,” he added. Mr. Whitehall said the veterans are protective of the park but that maintenance will have to be done in the park. He said the city might consider a fence around the helicopter to protect it. “It might be susceptible to vandalism, just food for thought,” he told the council. He said he was concerned that someone was seen on the roof of the helicopter over the weekend which posed a danger or liability to the city. “We can’t have that. We don’t have to discuss it here, but it is food for thought,” he added. The council voted to table an ordinance that would vacate an alleyway for a public hearing on Tuesday, Dec. 2, at 2 p.m. The council also approved end-ofscalyear budget amendments requested by city nance director India Riedel. The city did not use any reserves to balance the spending plan. The adjustments included $398,000 from public facilities improvements. The current budget reserves are $568,580. The council issued proclamations for Farm City Week, Nov. 22 through Nov. 28. Jacob Larson of the Okeechobee Farm Bureau accepted the proclamation. He explained there are over 1,300 members of the Okeechobee Farm Bureau. He said Okeechobee is very blessed to have so much agriculture that is a large part of the counties heritage and roots. The council also congratulated Boy Scout Eagle Scout James Edward Bell for his achievement with a certi cate of honor. The council voted to appoint Melisa Jahner to the City General Employees/OUA Pension Fund Board of Trustees for a four-year term from January 2014 through Dec. 31, 2018. Boy Scout Troop 913 led the Pledge of Allegiance before the meeting. Okeechobee City Council approves addition to par k Okeechobee News/ Charles MurphyJames Edward Bell (left) was issued a certi cate of honor by the city for his achievement as Eagle Scout by Mayor Pro Tem Dowling Watford (right). Sit & sew to be heldOur next ConKerr Cancer sit & sew will be held Tuesday, Dec. 3 from 10:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. at the Okeechobee Presbyterian Church on Parrott Avenue. Bring your sewing machine and child-friendly cotton fabric and sew with the other ladies who want to make a difference to a sick child. This month we are going to continue making holiday pillowcases to be distributed to St. Mary’s, Palms West and Lakeside hospitals. There will also be Christmas-themed pillowcase kits available to be sewn at this meeting. We will be having a Christmas luncheon so bring a covered dish and join in on the fun. For information, contact Joan at 863-467-0290.


Sports park vandalism I am sure somebody will be bragging about it in Whispering Pines. Seems like OCRA could work in a camera system in the b udget.  Build a place to better the community and some punk kids wreck it. No respect at all.  We spent two years of our lives getting t hat playground built. Catch the vandals!Football Bottom line, football is rough. If kids don’t want to play they won’t. But obviously t hey do and it will continue. And teacher’s pay? With tenure comes real good money and to work only 180 whatever days a year, t hey make enough to live. I enjoy most of the s ports and I support them as much as I can from going to soccer, basketball, baseball, s oftball, football games, etc.  The issue I have with high school sports is that more people are concerned with high s chool sports than what kind of an educat ion the students are receiving. Okeechobee School system is in the bottom 10 county s chools out of 67 in the state, we are in the t op 3 counties for teen pregnancy, and one of the top counties for drop outs. What good is it if a student gets a scholarship if he can’t pass the entrance exam? I think that no one s hould be playing any sport until the school s ystem improves the basic education and improves the county level in the state. I just wish t he people that are so worried about sports w ould be as concerned about the education t he students get.  I do not believe it is a single reason for drop out rate, teen pregnancy rate nor test scores. It is my opinion that it is the poverty level, division of family unit, less home structure and religious beliefs. I had two children graduate from Okeechobee High School and went on to further their education. I was always in contact with the school from the very start at the age of 3. These days I know it takes both parents to work and it is dif cult to stay up with what is going on at school. As for teen pregnancy, it is a religious topic. I was open and honest and explained how prevention is better than having a baby, even though I do not agree with sex before marriage, I rather provide protection than a child having a child. The family unit divided and mixed lifestyle is a new way of life. It easy to get lost when divorce or other life style choices are thrown in the mix. Then add in poverty, that is another ball of wax. I can’t honestly believe it all falls on just what the school board is doing. Kids are from the womb to the tomb, you are always helping and guiding them.  The breakdown of the family is responsible for so many problems in our society. So many of these school shootings and mass shootings, the shooter did not have his father at home. It may be old fashioned, but I still think a boy needs his dad to teach him how to be a good man. Moms are great, and other male family members or friends can ll in and take over “dad” role, but for the most part, men and women parent differently. These girls who want to have a baby and don’t think they need the father in that kid’s life are setting up that baby for a world of hurt.  Our soccer teams are doing great. I hope the people of Okeechobee will come out and support these winning teams. They work very hard and they deserve the support of their community, as do all of those who participate in high school sports.Water storage Finally I see in the news that someone has been listening and they are putting a storage area north of Lake Okeechobee. It’s a drop in the proverbial bucket, but it’s a start. We need a lot more water storage north of the lake, and then slowly release that stored water during the dry season when needed. Rotary says thanksIt’s been two months since Rotary’s rst Chocolate and Wine Event; for those who have asked, we are planning another event for next summer! With that in mind, we have been remiss in not publicly thanking our vendors and sponsors who made the evening such a huge success. First, we cannot thank Silver Palms RV Resort enough. The facility is very elegant and tastefully decorated, perfect for all things chocolate and wine! They donated the entire night to the Rotary Club of Okeechobee. The staff was extremely professional and very helpful besides as well. What a gift! We WILL return for future occasions. Thank you, Silver Palms; you made our night! Our vendors were also phenomenal; the only criteria we told them was to include either chocolate or wine in their presentations. Decadence ruled! If you weren’t there, you missed the best Okeechobee has to offer. Special thanks to all the vendors to making the night so unique: Brown Cow Sweetery, Carla Marie/Mary & Martha, Dolly Hand Theatre, Gayle Molyneaux/Mary Kay Cosmetics, Law Firm of Schuller Halverson, Mike Stone/ Organo Gold Coffee, Nutmegs Cafe, Publix, Republican Party of Okeechobee, Rodan & Fields Skin Care, Sand Dollar Promotions, Trini and Manny Garcia and Windsor Imaging. What spreads they had! Thanks also go to our wonderful sponsors. Without their help and support, th e event could not have been possible. The y were: Applebee’s, A-2-Z Liquors, CenterStat e Bank, Costopoulos and Helton, CVS, Faith Farm, Golden Corral, Good Spirits Lounge, Hampton Inn, Marie Culbreth, Okeechobe e News, Okeechobee The Magazine, Pennysaver, Posh Salon & Spa, Taco Bell, Tiffan y Hurst, Walgreen’s and WOKC. Many of ou r sponsors also donated prizes. To cap the event off, we had a special donation for Jason Budjinski. The entire night’s bene t total was $497 to go toward his medical expenses. Jason’s mom, Maureen Budjinski, has always supported the community. Those in attendance that night showed thei r support of her son. (Maureen is a Rotarian and a past president of the Okeechobee Rotary club.) Thank you, Okeechobee! See you at ou r Second Annual Chocolate and Wine Even t in the summer! Donna Gaiser President Rotary Club of Okeechobee November 27, 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! Waste Management offers tips for recycling this Thanksgiving holidayOn Nov. 22, this season, Waste Management challenged its communities to start a new tradition that will bring new meaning to their traditional Thanksgiving celebrations. Here are a few ways to reduce, reuse and recycle this Thanksgiving:  Use recyclable bags when shopping for your holiday meal: Paper bag production consume more than 14 million trees annually in the U.S. so by using reusable bags you are reducing the amount of paper bags used.  Make eco-friendly decorations: With a little imagination, you can create your own “green” decorations and have a lot of fun in the process. Colored construction paper can be cut into turnkey’s and harvest decorations. And when your holiday celebration is over, your decorations can be easily recycled.  Reduce, recycle: Reduce the overall amount of waste you may produce this Thanksgiving by purchasing only as much as you need and selecting products at have less packaging or can be recycled. “We would like to remind our communities that there are always opportunities to conserve every day, especially during the holiday season,” said Teresa Chandler, community relations representative. “At Waste Management, we’re working to nd the most ef cient and forward-thinking approach to handling waste. With the help o f our communities, all of us can help protect the environment and improve the quality o f life on the planet we share.” Okeechobee Land ll, Inc. 10800 N.E. 128th Ave., Okeechobee, FL 34974. The telephone number is 863-824-0824. Make Thanksgiving a “zero waste” holiday Legion opens for Sunday bingoAmerican Legion 64 will host Sunday night bingo Dec. 1 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 bene t the American Legion veterans’ programs. The event is open to the public. The American Legion now has free wi for its lounge and dinning room patrons.


2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Now In Stock Your Winter Supplement Feeds for Cattle A T T E N T I O N : F A R M E R S & R A N C H E R S Protein Blocks, Energy Blocks, All Natural Blocks, Round Bales, Liquid Feed... Walpole Feed & Supply Co. 7 6 3 6 9 0 5 Hwy. 98 N., Okeechobee 561.747.1232 Monday Evening Hours Now Available!€ Face Li € Tummy Tuck € Breast Augmentation € Breast Li/Reduction € Endoscopic Brow Li € Nasal Surgery € Eyelid Surgery € Liposculpture € Botox and Fillers 5 Okeechobee News November 27, 2013 w ere some of the things taken by thieves w ho had broken into an automobile parked at a residence on N.W. 35th Drive. The owner of that vehicle told Deputy Collier there was a bottle containing 25 hydrocodone pills in the center console of the v ehicle that was now missing. The burglars also took an unknown number of tramadol and cetirizine pills that were also in the center console. The owner of the vehicle reportedly told Deputy Collier they no longer needed the medications. In another burglary report by OCSO Deputy Max Waldron, the owner of a pickup truck reached for his wallet in the center console only to nd the wallet was gone. The wallet contained the victim's driver's license, two debit cards and the victim's shing license. Deputy Waldron stated the victim had already canceled the debit cards. So far, though, the biggest loss occurred when burglars entered an unlocked vehicle on N.W. 22nd Ave. and stole $1,430 in cash. The vehicle owner had just cashed two paychecks and the cash was in a wallet. The thieves also took two of the car owner's credit cards and their Social Security card. Deputy Waldron, who also worked this case, stated in his report that the victim had canceled both credit cards. All six burglaries have been turned over to OCSO Detective Bryan Lowe, who said Tuesday that the thefts could have easily been avoided. "Be vigilant and lock your doors," he said. "These people could have helped themselves just by locking their car doors." If you have any information concerning these burglaries, you are asked to contact Detective Lowe at 863-763-3117, ext. 5110. THEFTSContinued From Page 1 tween a good touch and a bad touch." Deputy Bradley indicated Mullens was arrested without incident. A check of court records indicated Mullens has no prior felony arrests in Okeechobee County. Mullens' next scheduled court appearance has been set for Dec. 18 at 9 a.m. presented the gospel giving thanks to Jesus Christ who makes all things possible. The Christian Team Trail, known in local circles as "The Christian" is sponsored by Oakview Baptist Church and is not a fundraiser but a ministry devoted to using the example of shing to bring people to the saving knowledge of Jesus Christ. Christian Team Trail would like to thank our sponsors for providing door prizes for the participants: Okeechobee Fishing Headquarters, Garrard's Tackle Shop, Fast Break Tackle Shop, Eli's Western Wear, Arby's Restaurant, Pogey's Restaurant, Charlie's Worms and world famous Sam Grif n Lures. Christian Team Trail tournaments are held on the rst Saturday of the month, September-March. The classic is held on the rst Saturday in April. The next tournament will be held on Saturday, Dec. 7, at Okee-Tantie Marina. For more information about the Christian Team Trail, please contact Darrell Marlow or Bill Bartlett at Oakview Baptist Church, 863763-1699. MOLESTINGContinued From Page 1 FISHINGContinued From Page 1 City Hall and chamber closed for the holidayCity Hall Of ces will be closed Thursday, Nov. 28, and Friday, Nov. 29, in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday Chamber of Commerce of ces will be closed on Thursday, Nov. 27, and Friday, Nov. 28, for the Thanksgiving holiday. By Eric KoppOkeechobee News A man is being held on $31,000 bond following his arrest for allegedly stealing items from a local home then selling those things to local pawn shops. Brandon Ray Harper, 23, S.W. Second St., Okeechobee, was arrested on felony charges of grand theft (two counts), giving false information to a pawnbroker (six counts), possession of a rearm by a convicted felon and dealing in stolen property. He is being held on bond in the Okeechobee County Jail. Arrest reports by Deputy Steven Pollock, of the Okeechobee County Sheriff's Of ce (OCSO), state Harper stole a number of items from a local home including jewelry, power tools and a Remington 12-gauge shotgun. During his investigation, Deputy Pollock learned Harper had sold the jewelry and tools to local pawn shops. The gun, stated the deputy in his report, was sold to a local man for $250. When the deputy met with the new owner of the shotgun, the man turned it over to Deputy Pollock because "... he didn't want any problems," stated the report. Some of the other pawned items have been found, added the deputy's report. A check of court records shows that Harper was convicted of burglary of a conveyance and on July 27, 2009, and was sentenced to seven months in the county jail. Then on Dec. 5, 2012, he was again sentenced to serve time in the county jail after being convicted on a felony charge of attempted sale/delivery of a controlled substance. He was also found guilty of petit theft, a misdemeanor. Circuit Court Judge Sherwood Bauer sentenced Harper to a year in the county jail on both charges, with those sentences to run concurrently. Man pawned stolen jewelry, says report By Charles M. MurphyOkeechobee News October jobless levels dropped from 8.9 to 8.2 percent in Okeechobee as unemployment applications fell by 141 cases in our county according to the monthly report of the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity. The jobless rate historically does reduce in the winter months in Okeechobee and October's report seemed to indicate that trend. Okeechobee was still seventh among Florida counties and well above the state average of 6.6 percent. The report stated 1,484 residents collected bene ts in October which compared to 1,625 in September and with 1,892 in October 2012, when the rate was in double digits at 10.3 percent. Glades County saw similar trends with their jobless rate reduced from 8.4 percent in September to 7.8 percent in October. The report said unemployment bene ts were collected by 383 residents in October and 414 in September. Glades County had a jobless rate of 8.8 percent in October 2012 when 427 residents collected bene ts. Glades County was ranked 12th among Florida counties. The national jobless rate stood at 7 percent in October. Around the region Highlands was ranked 11th at 7.9 percent, Osceola ranked 27th at 6.6 percent, St. Lucie ranked third at 8.8 percent, Martin ranked 24th at 6.9 percent, Palm Beach ranked 25th at 6.7 percent, Indian River ranked 10th at 7.9 percent and Hendr y County ranked rst at 12 percent. Unemployment levels drop Brandon R. Harper


Eagles to host BingoFraternal Order Of Eagles Aerie 4137/ North Eagles on Wednesday, Nov. 27 bingo will be played at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 28. Thanksgiving day the Aerie will open at 3 p.m. with plans still in planning sage. Friday, Nov. 29 night steak dinners will not be served in lieu of being post Thanksgiving day. Bingo will be played instead at 5 p.m. Join in the fun! The public is welcome and encouraged to participate in activities. Saturday, Nov. 30, 5 Card Bingo will start at 5:30 p.m. Proceeds will bene t charities supported by the FOE.Mission offering dinnersBig Lake Mission Outreach will serve Thanksgiving dinner for the homeless, needy or anyone that is alone or needs a meal on Thursday, Nov. 28, from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. Donations of cooked foods or monetary donations are needed. We also have dinners donated from Christ Fellowship in Palm Beach Gardens to be delivered in the community. If you know families, neighbors or an area that will need a meal, be a servant and come and pick up meals and deliver them to those who need them. For information, call 863-763-5725 or 863-610-1815.Chamber holds book signingLocal author Jerry Ferrara will have a book signing event at the Chamber of Commerce of Okeechobee County on Saturday, Nov. 30 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Mr. Ferrara is the author of "The Rock-O File" and has written the sequel entitled "Vito's Revenge." Learn how the dastardly Bambino canine crime pack is at it again and this time, a recovering Vito Bones, along with Dr. Badabing, the Dog Father and his crime buddies are set to take revenge on our favorite Schnauzer Rock-O. Both books will be on sale. For information, e-mail info@okeechobeebusiness.com; or, call 863-467-6246.4-H gathering warm clothingThe 4-H group, On The Hoof, will collect gently used warm clothing such as jackets, long pants and long-sleeved shirts to give back to the community until Saturday, Nov. 30 You may drop off items at Countryside Florist, 201 S.W. Fifth Ave., between the hours of 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday-Friday, or on Saturday from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. 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.Josephine G. Yelvington, 77OKEECHOBEE Josephine G. Yelvington of Okeechobee died November 21, 2013. She was born April 5, 1936 in Key West to Tana Ugarte. She was raised by her aunt, Gloria Ugarte McNab. She worked for Southern Bell Phone Company for over 30 years and was a member of the Pioneers, which is the phone company union. She was a resident of Okeechobee for ve years. She enjoyed crocheting and reading. She is loved and cherished by her family, friends and the staff at Okeechobee Health Care Facility. Her sense of humor and advice will be remembered and missed. Ms. Yelvington is survived by her daughter, Dawn Marie Anagnostis (Nick) of Charlotte, N.C.; four grandchildren, Nicole, Stephanie, Victoria and Nick Anthony; and one great granddaughter, Ava Noelle. No services will be held. Those wishing to leave a message of condolence may sign the online register book at, www.OkeechobeeFuneralHome.com All arrangements are entrusted to the direction and care of the Buxton, Bass and Conway families of the Buxton & Bass Okeechobee Funeral Home, 400 North Parrott Avenue, Okeechobee Florida 34972.Paul Steven McGee, 67OKEECHOBEE Paul Steven McGee of Okeechobee died November 22, 2013. He was born March 19, 1946 in Sebring, Fla. He was a heavy equipment operator. He was preceded in death by his parents, Emory and Hazel McGee; and his brother, Clarence McGee. He is survived by two daughters, Lisa McGee and Paula McGee; two sons, Michael McGee (Michelle) and Kevin McGee (Laura); and many loving grandchildren. Interment will take place at Evergreen Cemetery. Those wishing to leave a message of condolence may sign the online register book at, w ww.OkeechobeeFuneralHome.com All arrangements are entrusted to the direction and care of the Buxton, Bass and Conway families of the Buxton & Bass Okeechobee Funeral Home, 400 North Parrott Avenue, Okeechobee Florida 34972.Quayde Lee Urbina, 6OKEECHOBEE Quayde Lee Urbina of Okeechobee died November 25, 2013 at Raulerson Hospital. He was born March 2, 2007 to Juan Urbina, Jr. and Clarissa Randolf. He was a student at Pemayetv Emahakv Charter School at Brighton. Quayde was preceded in death by his great great grandparents, Lois and Sandy Billie, Sr.; grandmothers, Carolyn B. Tommie and Julia Urbina; aunts, Tanya T. Baker and Miranda Tommie; cousins, Jayton J. Baker, Jwayco Billie and Blake Osceola. He is survived by his parents, Juan Urbina, Jr. and Clarissa Randolf; two sisters, Karlyne Urbina and Harmany Urbina; grandparents, Dionne Smedley, Vivian Cardona, Samuel Smedley, Aurthur Lerm, Jerry Randolf, George Randolf, Joe Randolf, Ernesto Urbina, Zila Lerma, Ophelia Urbina, Mario Urbina, Sr., Norman, Debbie Johns and Sarah and Tom Lamp of Ohio; great uncles, Benjamin Billie, Jessie Billie, Sandy Billie, Jr.; great aunt, Betty Billie; aunts, Rinella Billie, Stella Ford, Boogie Jumper, Scooter Johns, Lisa Rodriguez, Yvonne Urbina and Jeanne Billie; uncles, Jeremy Urbina, Justin Aldridge, Justin Smedley, Rylee Smith, Cyrus Smedley, Seth Randolf, Raven Smith, Kelton Smedley, Dakota Caughron, Keith Billie, Eric Johns, Lewis Lerma, and Emerson Billie. Graveside funeral services will be 10 a.m. today, Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2013 at the Brighton Cemetery on Hog Farm Road. Those wishing to leave a message of condolence may sign the online register book at, www.OkeechobeeFuneralHome.com All arrangements are entrusted to the direction and care of the Buxton, Bass and Conway families of the Buxton & Bass Okeechobee Funeral Home, 400 North Parrott Avenue, Okeechobee Florida 34972. Robert Kenneth Tate, 75OKEECHOBEE Robert Kenneth Tate died Nov. 23, 2013. He was born Sept. 24, 1938 in Hamilton, Tenn. Mr. Tate proudly served our country in the U.S. Marine Corps. He w as a resident of Okeechobee for 40 y ears. Mr. Tate is survived by his wife, Shirley Tate of Okeechobee; two daughters, Ronda Rider (Christopher) of A la. and Roxanne Tate of Okeechobee; two grandchildren, Jami Rider and Erik Tate; and one great-grandchild, Skylar Rider. Funeral services will be held at a later time, friends and family will be noti ed. Memorial contributions may be made to the family to defray funeral expenses. Those wishing to leave a message of condolence may sign the online register book at, w ww.OkeechobeeFuneralHome.com All arrangements are entrusted to the direction and care of the Buxton, Bass and Conway families of the Buxton & Bass Okeechobee Funeral Home, 400 North Parrott Avenue, Okeechobee Florida 34972. CONSUMER ALERT * EDUCATION IS KEY *Direct Cremation $495 Cremation & Chapel Memorial Service $1,495 Traditional Cremation (Includes Rental Casket) $2,995 Traditional Funeral and Burial $1,995 Graveside Service $1,495 Just because they are local does not give them the rightTO CHARGE MORE 3833 18th Terrace Okeechobee, FL863.357.7283buxtonseawinds.com James W. YoungFounder Seawinds Fune ral Group Obituaries 6 Okeechobee News November 27, 2013 Search obituaries nationally at http://www.legacy.com Community Events Brought to you by:“Your Air Conditioning and Plumbing Specialist”863.763.6461Lic#CAC1817236


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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Having a Primary Care Provider is important, even if you are healthy FAMILY MEDICINE W hen you are sick or need to see a doctor, you likely do not feel or act like your normal healthy self. Whether you are experiencing fatigue, dizziness, nausea, or a host of other symptoms, y our ability to thoroughly communicate about your condition and comprehend the doctors medical advice may be compromised. This is just one reason w hy it is bene“cial to have an existing relationship with a Primary Care Provider, before you actually need one. Another bene“t to having an existing relationship with a Primary Care Provider is having a baseline point of reference for your physical health (for example your weight, cholesterol & blood pressure). This knowledge, as w ell as you and your familys medical history, can help promote an accurate diagnosis and help proactively monitor patients risk factors. Generally a patients overall comfort level and con“dence in their physician is increased when the patient has an existing relationship with the physician. With this increased con“dence, comes trust. When patients know and trust their physician (vs. meeting the physician for the “rst time when they are sick or need healthcare) patients can more easily and openly communicate ALL of their health and wellness concerns. Certainly patient outcomes bene“t when physicians have the whole picture of their patients health. One of the reasons people give for not proactively seeing a doctor is their lack of time. If you think you are too busy to have your cholesterol levels checked, just imagine how your schedule will be affected if you suffer a heart attack? Another reason people give for not visiting a doctor annually is that they are worried about what the doctor, lab results or a screening may reveal. Ignorance is not bliss, when it comes to your health. Studies have shown that early detection and treatment are critical to a successful outcome, whether the diagnosis is breast cancer, diabetes or heart disease. A very popular reason for many people to avoid scheduling a wellness visit is uncertainty regarding the cost and how to pay for the visit. Yet, many insurances, as well as Medicare, often include an annual wellness visit in their bene“ts. Contact your insurance provider to learn if annual wellness visits are included in your health plan. If you have a healthcare question or need help “nding a doctor, Raulerson Hospital provides a free 24/7 ConsultA-Nurse hotline: 863-763-9228 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 8 Okeechobee News November 27, 2013 Nearly one in four (23 percent) of consumers think people are more likely to use a designated driver on Thanksgiving, shows A AA Consumer Pulse™ survey. Yet 5 in 10 (48 percent) reported they have never been a designated driver. To help make sure everyone has a safe ride home, AAA and Bud Light will offer the Tow to Go program for Thanksgiving weekend. The program is designed to help discourage an intoxicated driver from getting behind the wheel and is offered from Nov. 27–Dec. 1. Anyone, AAA member or not, can call for a Tow to Go ride. “Last year, one of the busiest weekends for Tow to Go was Thanksgiving,” said Gerry Gutowski, Sr. Vice President, Automotive Services, AAA—The Auto Club Group. “This program is invaluable because it brings attention to the dangers of drinking and driving beyond just giving an intoxicated driver a safe ride home.” Since its inception in 1998, Tow to Go has safely removed more than 22,000 intoxicated drivers from the roads. The service is designed to be used as a last resort. It is offered based on availability of AAA drivers and tow trucks during times of high call volume. The Auto Club Group has provided the Tow to Go service for more than 15 years because it allows AAA to protect the freedom and mobility of motorists on our roadways. “The Tow to Go program is a simple and effective way to help prevent drunk driving,” said Kathy Casso, vice president, Corporate Social Responsibility, Anheuser-Busch. “We are proud to join forces with AAA and their team of roadside assistance service vehicle drivers on this great program that helps to keep our roads safe.” Tow to Go Services offer a con dential local ride within a 10-mile radius to a safe location. Service is provided in Florida, Georgi a and Tennessee. It is free and available to both AAA members and non-members. The AAA tow truck takes the vehicle and the driver home Tow to Go Service phone numbers for Florida are 855-2-TOW-2-GO or 855-2869246. Tow-to-Go aimed at keeping everyone safe Softball meeting setA winter softball meeting will be held Tuesday, Dec. 3 at the Okeechobee County Civic Center, 1750 U.S. 98 N., starting at 8 p.m. The team sign-up deadline will be Dec. 17 at the Parks and Rec of ce, 640 N.W. 27th Lane. The rst game of the regular season will be Jan. 13, 2014, at the softball eld. For details visit the www.facebook.com/OkeeParksandRec; or, call 863-763-6950.


2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 ORTHOPAEDICS Dr. Benjamin Epstein Dr. Epstein is an experienced orthopaedic surgeon, who has been in practice for 20 years. Dr. Epstein is Board Certi“ed by the American Osteopathic Academy of Orthopedics. Great Orthopaedic CareRight Here in OkeechobeeOrthopaedic Specialists at Raulerson is located at 1924 Hwy 441 North, Okeechobee (just north of the Hospital, in the blue-roof building) Call for an appointment 863-357-0540. We Treat Kids Too! For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 863-357-0540 .Orthopaedic Specialists at Raulerson offers a full range of orthopaedic services including: € Total Hip and Knee Replacements € Arthroscopic Surgery & Sports Medicine € Pediatric Orthopedics € Work Related injuries Most insurances and Medicare are accepted. For more information, contact 863.763.3134 or email ”bizsearch@newszap.com 9 Okeechobee News November 27, 2013 Special to the Okeechobee NewsKOA donates to Pregnancy CenterThe great ladies at the Okeechobee KOA support a different cause every year. This year they chose the Okeechobee Pregnancy Center. Thursday, Nov. 20, they held a baby shower at the Shanty Lounge. It was a time of fun, great food and of course wonderful donations of items every new mother needs. Thank you to the ladies at Okeechobee KOA for their generosity. David Evans, worship leader at Hillsong Australia w ith Darlene Zschech for eight years and one of the original pioneering member of Planet Shakers and Youth A live, will be at Fountain of Life Church on Sunday, Dec. 1, for both the 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. services to lead worship, sing and preach. Call 863-763-8945 or 863-801-1297 for information. A 36th anniversary will be celebrated by founder and Pastor Johnny Jarriel and Victory Baptist Church of Okeechobee, 500 S.W. Ninth St. at 10:45 a.m. on Dec. 8. The day will be lled w ith a host of events including: Good, old fashioned, preaching and singing; a variety of special music, accompanied by various musical instruments and 7-year-old assistant music director; folks wearing "old fashioned attire"; and an "old fashioned pot-luck" following the morning service. Pastor Jarriel says, "The Lord has been good to us, giving us fruit for our labor as we see souls come to know Him. We want this special day to be honoring to Him for all He has done for us." He extends an invitation to the public and to all that have been faithful friends or students over the years. For information, call, 863-7630669. Oakview Baptist Church 677 S.W. 32 St., will host the Celebration Choir and will be presenting a Christmas Music Program entitled "Our King Has Come" on Sunday, Dec. 8, at 6 p.m. Everyone is invited. For information, call 863763-1699.Okeechobee Presbyterian Church will hold their annual Christmas Cookie Sale on Saturday, Dec. 14, from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. Come stock up on all your cookies as gifts for your favorite friends and neighbors. The sale will be held in the parish hall at 312 N. Parrott Ave. For information, call 863-824-0013. Churches hosting special programs


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 Always on Top of the JobŽRe-Roofing Specialists€ Metal & Shingle Roofs € Flats & Leaks Repair FREE ESTIMATES863-357-3838State Lic.#CCC1327338 10 Okeechobee News November 27, 2013 Lunker bass highlight CTT tournament Special to the Okeechobee News/ CTTMike Cass with his 8.49-pound Big Fish winner. Special to the Okeechobee News/ CTTMike Jones and Ernie Johnson show off part of their catch. Special to the Okeechobee News/ CTTJosh Vest hoists a healthy 7-pound largemouth. Special to the Okeechobee News/ CTTPastor John Garrison presents second place winnings to Dewayne Evans and Sam Grif n.


2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 .2005 BUICK RENDEZVOUS Auto, 3.4L, V6, Stk#7531798T ................................2005 BUICK LACROSSE Auto, 3.8L, V6. 1 owner, Stk#7297281T ................2012 NISSAN VERSA 1 owner, Stability control. Stk#737377 P.....................2011 MAZDA MAZDA31 OWNER! Web special Stk# 7430323P ....................2012 NISSAN SENTRA 2.04 L, 4 cyc, 1 owner, Stk# 7681804P.........................2012 FORD FOCUS 21,148 Miles Stk# 7151352T..............................205 GMC SIERRA 1500 2WD, Crew Cab, Short Box. Stk#7361228T ...........2009 SATURN VUE HYBRID Hybrid, 4 cyl, front wheel drive, Stk# 7532155T .........2013 DODGE AVENGER SE Auto, 4dr, 2.4L, 4 cyl. Stk#7566455P ...........2012 TOYOTA RAV4 FWD 1 owner!!! Auto, A/c... Stk#7118341P ............2012 GMC TERRAIN Gas Miser, Automatic, 2.4L, 4 Cyl. Stk#7256148T.........2009 BUICK ENCLAVE 1 owner, Auto... Stk# 7142367T............................2008 GMC SIERRA 1500 Extended cab, short box Auto .Stk# 7277788T ....2010 BUICK LACROSSE Auto, 3.0L .Stk# 7270773P ..................................2009 CADILLAC STS Limited RWD, 32, 961 miles, stk#7153317P ..........2011 KIA SORENTO 2WD, 4 dr, 6, 770 miles Stk#7003203T.........................2011 HYUNDAI TUCSON FWD, 4 dr, 33,757miles Stk#7214221T.........................2011 FORD FLEX FWD, 4 dr, 33,757miles Stk#7D12527T.........................2013 CHRYSLER 300 4 dr, 20,060 miles Stk#7508006P.........................2013 CHEVROLET EQUINOX FWD, 2LT 15,919 miles Stk#7227921P......................... $18,990 $18,990 $19,990 $20,945 $17,990 $16,995 $18,990 $20,996 $20,996 $21,896 $24,695 $24,695PRE-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 $15,980 $16,699 $13,496 $11,995 $9,990 $10,990 $14,990 $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. 11 Okeechobee News November 27, 2013


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ToolsSATURDAY, DECEMBER 7, 9AM Now Accepting Consignments Frank E Land, Auctioneerwww.landauctionservice.comLee Civic Center 11831 Bayshore Rd. Enter at Gate 2 Old Bayshore Rd N. Ft. Myers, FL 333917 (239) 936-4121AB2084/AU2814 Garage/ Yard SalesWe Buy Estates Antiques, Collectibles, Household, Tools, Jewelry and etc. Call 863-697-8906 Garage/ Yard SalesYard Sale Okeechobee Estates 813 SE 10th St Sat. 30th 7 am until ? Big yard sale all misc stuff, tools and fth wheel hitch. PersonalsAttractive Slim Female seeking traditional marriage. Looking for established man 45-65 who believes in traditional gender roles. I am 45 yrs old and have no kids. Leave message 954-470-4085 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 CaregiversCARE GIVER WANTED SALARY NEGOTIABLE, LIVE IN DESIRED. ALL LIVING EXPENSES PAID PLUS SOME SALARY. CALL 863-623-4945 Employment Full TimeCDL DRIVER Class A Must have DOT medical,clean driving history and 3 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 Employment Full TimeExperienced Finish Dozer Operators and End Dump operators needed. Drug Free Workplace. EOE. Email resume to mash@optsvc.com or fax to 863-467-8067. Interviewers Westat seeks motivated, detail-oriented individuals to work part time on an important study, the National Study of Health-Related Behaviors (NSHB). Interviewers will collect information from respondents about tobacco use and its effects on health. Interviewers will show respondents how to collect cheek cells and urine samples using a self-collection kit and coordinate appointments for a blood sample to be taken by a trained health professional. To learn more about this position and apply, go to www.westat.com/ eldjobs and enter Job ID 7288BR. WESTAT EOE Kissimmee River Restoration Project S-65EX1 Cajun Constructors is hiring concrete labors, carpenters, crane operators, and Quality Control personnel. 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 Need a few more bucks to purchase something deer? Pick up some extra bucks when you sell your used items in the classifeids. Business Opportunities NOTICEIndependent Newspapers will never accept any advertisement that is illegal or considered fraudulent. In all cases of questionable value, such as promises of guaranteed income from work-athome programs if it sounds too good to be true, chances are that it is. If you have questions or doubts about any ad on these pages, we advise that before responding or sending money ahead of time, you check with the Better Business Bureau at 772-878-2010 for previous complaints. Some 800 and 900 telephone numbers may require an extra charge, as well as long distance toll costs. We will do our best to alert our reader of these charges in the ads, but occasionally we may not be aware of the charges. Therefore, if you call a number out of your area, use caution. ExcavationLESLIE SUMMERFORD EXCAVATING LLC. Call us for your excavation needs; land clearing ponds, hauling of ll dirt, shell, millings (when available) transportation of heavy equipment. Call Leslie for excavation needs. (863)763-9330 or (863)634-7659. One mans trash is another mans treasure. Turn your trash to treasure with an ad in the classifieds. Antiques*ANTIQUES* STOREWIDE SALE THROUGH NOVEMBER! 50% OFF GLASSWARE, LINENS, HOUSEWARES, JEWELRY. 25% OFF TABLES, CHAIRS, LAMPS, FEATHER WEIGHT SEWING MACHINES, PRIMITIVES! CO-OP ANTIQUES 1214 SW 2ND AVE (BEHIND DAIRY QUEEN). BETH 532-9138 JUDY 634-1552 Guns/SuppliesRUGER .380 LCP Pistol 2 clips and holsters for pocket. $350.00 FIRM. 1-863-467-1975 Miscellaneous Authentic coach bags and accessories New and gently used coach (863)447-3676 Pets/SuppliesYorkie Male Puppy beautiful baby doll head,short nose and large eyes. Will be very small last one available for 7 months. BullMastiffs also available. 863-261-3246 ApartmentsApartment for Rent 2BR 1 1/2BA Large Town House In Town, Very clean, W/D $650 mo, 1st, last & sec. Yearly Lease 863-697-1129 Get a quick response to any item you may be selling with a classified ad. ApartmentsIN TOWN OKEE1br./1ba. furnished or unfurnished. Nice area. Utilities & lawn included. $700/mo., 1st & $300 sec. Non smoking environment. No pets. 863-610-0861. NW OKEE: 2 BR Apts available on quiet street. Pets welcome. $550mo, and $650mo. 1st, last & $500 sec. 561-346-1642. Houses Rent2BR DUPLEX, CLEAN, QUIET. DIXIE RANCH ACRES AREA. PETS ALLOWED UPON APPROVAL. $550/MO., WATER & LAWN MAINTENANCE INCLUDED. $400 SECURITY. 863-610-0001 ADORABLE, OKEECHOBEE: In Town, 2 BR, 1 BA, W/D Hookup. Lawn Service. Non Smoking Env. Small pet okay. $750 mo. 1st, last & sec. (941)504-3954 Buckhead Waterfront 3bd/1ba CBS, large Florida room, tile, utility room, dock and deck, w/carport. $725 mo plus security. 1137 4th St BHR Call 561-968-4018 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. SPACIOUS: 3BR/2BA in Kings Bay. Includes lawn service, pool and all appliances. $950 month plus sec. dep. 863-634-0663. Office Space Rent “Next to Court House” Commercial Space 500 SF and up First month rent free 863-467-0651 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 Direct River/Lake Access No lock to go through. Very nice park model w/full Florida rm., screened porch & double car port. Fully furnished, comes with boat slip on Kissimee River. $32,500. 574-261-2045 or 574-784-2002. Mobile Home Rent1 AND 2 BEDROOM FULLY FURNISHED, GREAT LOCATION RENT INCLUDES ELECTRIC AND DIRECT TV. CALL 239-246-6301 2BD/1BA Nice Park, nice unit, central air, Fully furnished $400 monthly, part of utilities paid Call 812-989-3022 2bd/2ba BHR Waterfront home $800 a month utilities, lawn, garbage included. 3bd/2ba MH BHR on Rim Canal handicapped accessible, Elevator, walk-in tub, etc. $800.00 monthly lawn,garbage and exterminating included Available in December. Call 863-467-0745 Earn some extra cash. Sell your used items in the classifieds Mobile Home RentBUCKHEAD RIDGE 2bd/2ba Dble Wide, central air, yearly lease. $500 mo. plus sec. No pets. Call 863-763-4031 KISSIMMEE RIVE R Estates, 2 Bedroom, 17216 Brynwood Lane, $400 mo. + $400 deposit. Lawn & Water maintenance included. 317-402-5441 or 863-261-4138 NICE CLEAN Newly Renovated 2bd & 1bd homes in nice quiet park, small dog okay, Security required. 239-246-6301 SMALL TRAVEL trailer, all utilities included. $450/month. + $300 security. On Rim Canal. Call 863-697-0214. Mobile HomeSale55+ Park For Sale or Rent w/option to buy. 9441 Hwy 78 West, 3BR/1.5BA, Fully furnished,W/D, Big Florida room,Lots of updates. $13,000 OBO (219)384-3407 Palm Harbor Homes 2014 models are here! $8,500 Pre Construction Savings!!! John Lyons 800-622-2832 ext 210 for details. Campers/RVs1999 BOUNDER MOTOR HOME, DIESEL PUSHER, COMPLETEL Y REBUILT CALL 563-529-4048 Looking for a place to hang your hat? Look no further than the classifieds. 12 Okeechobee News November 27, 2013


Campers/RVs1999 BOUNDER MOTOR HOME, DIESEL PUSHER, COMPLETELY REBUILT CALL 563-529-4048 2005 TRAILITE 32’ CLASS A MOTORHOME, 2 SLIDE OUTS, 27,000 MILES, 8100 VORTEC ENGINE, 5500 ONAN GOLD GENERATOR. $39,000.00 NEW TUNE UP AND AIR BAGS. CALL 863-697-2724 Wanted all Travel Trailers, Motor Homes and Fifth Wheels. Any Condition, Cash paid on the spot Call 941-347-7171 Autos WantedCASH FOR CARS No Title Needed, Any Condition. 268junk.com Located in Okeechobee Call (863)268-5865 Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 472013CA000332 SEACOAST NATIONAL BANK, Plaintiff, vs. T ELEHAR CORP., et al., Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated November 7, 2013, entered in Case No. 13-CA-332 in the Circuit Court of the 19th Judicial Circuit in and for Okeechobee County, Florida wherein Seacoast National Bank is Plaintiff, and Telehar Corp., Harrison W. O’Connor, Jr. a/k/a Harrison W. O’Connor, Teresa H. O’Connor, Okeechobee Clerk of Court, Kelly Tractor Co., United States of A merica, W and W Lumber of Okeechobee, Inc., Robert J. Blaha Jr, Okeechobee County Tax Collector, and Commercial Billing Service, a division of BBVA Compass, are the Defendants, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in the Jury A ssembly Room, 2nd Floor, Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, FL 34972 at 11:00 am on the 18th day of December, 2013, the following described property Okeechobee County, Florida: Lots 1, 2, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, and 14, Block 2, OKEECHOBEE LITTLE FARMS, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 2, Page 100, Public Records of Okeechobee County, Florida. TOGETHER WITH that alley in Block 2 set out in Of cial Record 306, Page 54 and Of cial Record Book 307, Page 529, Public Records of Okeechobee County, Florida. A ny person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must le a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated this 15th day of November, 2013. SHARON ROBERTSON CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT BY: Sandra L. Creech DEPUTY CLERK 456977 ON 11/20,27/2013 Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA Case No: 2012-CA-417 BRANCH BANKING AND TRUST COMPANY, successor in interest to Colonial Bank by acquisition of assets from the FDIC as Receiver for Colonial Bank, successor in Interest to Palm Beach National Bank & Trust Company, Plaintiff, v. SUPER STOP PETROLEUM INC.; the CITY OF OKEECHOBEE; and FARM STORES, INC., Defendant(s). NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that, pursuant to the Final Judgment entered on April 10, 2013, in the above-captioned action, and the Order Resetting Property for Sale entered on September 11, 2013, the Okeechobee County, Florida Clerk of Courts will sell the property situated in Okeechobee County, Florida: EXHIBIT “A” BEGIN AT THE SOUTHEAST CORNER OF BLOCK “K”, CITY OF OKEECHOBEE, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 5, PAGE 5, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA, AND RUN THENCE SOUTH 1849’45” WEST, A DISTANCE OF 179.50 FEET TO A POINT ON THE NORTH BOUNDARY OF LOT “R”, BLOCK 252, CITY OF OKEECHOBEE, ACCORDING THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 2, AT PAGE 4, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA; THENCE RUN WEST ALONG THE NORTH BOUNDARY OF SAID LOT “R”, A DISTANCE OF 106.98 FEET TO A POINT LYING EAST, A DISTANCE OF 135 FEET FROM THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF LOT “R”; THENCE RUN NORTH A DISTANCE OF 312.03 FEET TO A POINT OF INTERSECTION ON THE SOUTH RIGHT OF WAY OF STATE ROAD 70 (NORTH PARK STREET) AS NOW MAINTAINED AND LOCATED; THENCE RUN SOUTH 8750’47” EAST ALONG THE SOUTH RIGHT OF WAY OF STATE ROAD 70 (NORTH PARK STREET) AS NOW MAINTAINED AND LOCATED A DISTANCE OF 165.61 FEET TO A POINT ON THE EAST BOUNDARY OF BLOCK “K”, CITY OF OKEECHOBEE, AS AFORESAID; THENCE RUN SOUTH ALONG THE EAST BOUNDARY OF SAID BLOCK “K” A DISTANCE OF 135.73 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. TOGETHER WITH: All of Super Stop Petroleum Inc.’s (“Debtor”) property rights of any kind whatsoever, whether now existing or hereafter acquired, together with increases, substitutions thereto and all replacements thereof, additions and accessions thereto and the proceeds and products thereof, whether real, personal, mixed or otherwise, and whether tangible or intangible, secured by that certain real property or any part thereof located in Okeechobee County, Florida described above (the “Property”). All buildings and improvements of every kind and description now or hereafter located upon the Property. All and singular, the tenements, hereditaments and appurtenances thereunto belonging or in anywise appertaining, and the reversion or reversions, remainder and remainders, rents, issues and pro ts thereof, and also all the estate, title, interest, property, claim and demand whatsoever of Debtor, of, in and to the same and of, in and every part of parcel thereof. All right, title and interest of Debtor, if any, in and to the land lying in the bed of any street, road or avenue, opened or proposed, in front of or adjoining the Property to the center line thereof. All easements, rights-of-way, cores of land, ways, alleys, passages, sewer rights, waters, water courses, water rights and powers, riparian and littoral rights, mineral, soil, crops, trees, timber, docks and dockage rights, and all estate, rights, titles, interests privileges and liberties of any nature whatsoever, in any way belonging, relating or pertaining to the Property. All xtures, equipment, inventory, and articles of personal property now or at any time hereafter attached to or used in any way in connection with the use, operation and occupation of the building erected on the Property or any part thereof as residences, apartments, furnished apartments, of ces, warehouses, or otherwise (hereinafter called “equipment”) such equipment including but without being limited to all equipment, wall-to-wall carpet, stoves, ranges, refrigerators, and other electric equipment, heating, lighting and plumbing xtures and used at any time in the operation, use and occupation of any of the buildings on the Property and dynamos, motors, furnaces, vacuum cleaning systems, re prevention and extinguishing apparatus, cooling systems, at any time used in or about or upon the Property, except personal property, if any, belonging to others than Debtor, located on the Property, any and all nursery, landscaping or shrubbing inventory and equipment located on the Property, it-being understood and agreed, however, that any renewal, replacement or substitution of any and all such equipment shall be purchased by Debtor and when paid for be owned by it; and all of the right, title and interest of Debtor in and to the equipment which may be subject to any retention or security agreement superior in lien to the lien of the mortgage or other security instrument, except in all instances, any furniture, xtures and equipment as described above which is the personal property of and owned by any of the tenants of the Property. Any and all awards or payments, including interest thereon, and the right to receive the same, which may be made with respect to the Property as a result of (a) the exercise of the right of eminent domain, (b) the alteration of the grade of any street, or (c) any other injury to or decrease in the value of the Property, to the extent of all amounts which may be secured at the date of receipt of any such award or payment by bank, and of the reasonable attorneys’ fees, costs and disbursements, incurred by bank in connection with the collection of such award or payment. All building materials that may be placed on the Property and all bonuses and royalties on the Property and further, all rents, royalties, pro ts, revenues, incomes and other bene ts arising from the use or enjoyment of the Property or from any contract pertaining to such use or enjoyment. All leases and contracts for sale now and hereafter entered into involving the Property or any part thereof, and all right, title and interest or Debtor thereunder, including, without limitation, cash or securities deposited thereunder to secure obligations. All of Debtor’s right, title and interest in all leases of equipment permitted hereunder if any, and in said leased equipment. All right, title and interest of Debtor to plans and speci cations, designs, drawings and other matters prepared for any construction on the Property. All good will, trademarks, trade names, option rights, purchase contracts, books and records and general intangibles of Debtor relating to the Property, all licenses or permits in connection with the construction on or operation of the Property; all accounts, instruments, chattel paper and other rights of Debtor for payment of money for property sold or loaned, for services rendered, for money loaned, or for advances or deposits made and any other intangible property of Debtor related to the Property; all accounts notes and contract rights of the Debtor, whether now existing or hereafter acquired, all chattel paper and instruments, whether now existing or hereafter acquired, evidencing any obligations to Debtor for payment of goods sold or leased or services rendered; all interest of the Debtor in any goods, the sale or lease of which shall have given or shall give rise to any of the foregoing; all as may be more particularly de ned in Florida Statutes Chapter 673 or at common law; and all proceeds of any of the foregoing. All rights of Debtor under all contracts now or hereafter made with any provider of goods or services for or in connection with construction undertaken on, or services performed or to be performed in connection with the Property, including any architect’s agreement and the construction contract which have been entered into by Debtor for the design and construction of the Property. All rights of Debtor as seller or borrower under any agreement, contract, understanding or arrangement pursuant to which Debtor has, with the consent of the bank, obtained the agreement of any person to pay or disburse any money for Debtor’s sale (or borrowing on the security of) the Property or any part thereof, (including any sale contracts) together with all deposits paid by purchasers under such sales contracts which are being held in escrow pending closing of such sales. All insurance policies now or hereafter in effect with respect to the Property, or any portion thereof, any unearned premiums thereon, and all proceeds thereof. All of the water, sanitary and storm sewer systems now or hereafter owned by the Debtor which are now or hereafter located by, over, and/or upon the Property or any part and parcel thereof, and which water system includes all water mains, service laterals, hydrants, valves and appurtenances, and which sewer system includes all sanitary sewer lines, including mains, laterals, manholes and appurtenances. All paving for streets, roads, walkways or entrance ways now or hereafter owned by Debtor and which are now or hereafter located on the Property or any part or parcel ther eof; provided that such matters shall be released upon a public dedication of such roads to any governmental municipality having jurisdiction. All of Debtor’s right, title and interest as seller in and to all agreements for the sale of the Property, or any part thereof, heretofore made and entered into, and in and to all sale agreements hereafter made entered into, by or on behalf of Debtor, together with all deposits and payments in connection therewith, together with any and all receivables now or hereafter due Debtor with respect to such agreements. All of the right, title and interest of the Debtor in and to all unearned premiums accrued, accruing or to accrue under any, and all insurance policies now or hereafter provided pursuant to the terms of security agreements and all proceeds or sums payable for the loss of or damage to (a) the Property or collateral described herein or (b) rents, revenues, income, pro ts or proceeds from service agreements or contracts, leases, franchises, concessions or licenses of or any part of the Property. All of Debtor’s interests in all utility security deposits or bonds on the Property or any part or parcel thereof and all residential units of density and water and sewer reservations and equivalent residential connections affecting or allocated to the Property. All other property or rights of Debtor of any kind or character related to the Property and all proceeds and products of any of the foregoing, all of the foregoing including such property whether now or hereafter existing or acquired. All permits, licenses, certi cates of use and occupancy (or their equivalent), zoning and governmental applications and approvals relating to the above-described real pr operty and the improvements now or hereafter thereon. All agreements and contract rights, including the pr oceeds thereunder, now or hereinafter entered into or obtained in connection with the acquisition, development, construction, renovation, management, maintenance, sales, leasing or operation of the Property, and the improvements now or hereafter thereon; any and all development and construction contracts, engineering, architectural and surveying agreements, purchase and sales contracts, utilities agreements and rights, maintenance and service contracts, ctitious names and tradenames, warrantees and guarantees, personal property and leases therefore, which pertain or relate in any manner to the Property or any portion thereof, and the improvements now or hereafter thereon, or to the ownership or operation thereof; all material, payment and performance bonds and letters of credit obtained in connection with the Property and the improvements now or hereafter thereon. All bank accounts (excluding trust and agency accounts), including interest thereon, Letters(s) of Credit, deposits, cash, money and all additions thereto and substitutions therefor and all cash proceeds thereof, delivered by Debtor to the bank. at public sale, to the highest bidder, for cash, in the Jury Assembly Room, Second Floor of the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, located at 312 North West 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida at 11:00 a.m., on December 11, 2013. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from any of the sales, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must le a claim within sixty (60) days after the sale. WITNESS my hand and the seal of this Court on October 8, 2013. SHARON ROBERTSON CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA BY: Sandra L. Creech, Deputy Clerk 454447 ON 11/20,27/2013 Get a quick response to any item you may be selling with a classified ad. Public Notice Your next job could be in todays classifieds. Did you look for it? Public Notice Earn some extra cash. Sell your used items in the classifieds 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. 472013CA000310 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 LEGAL NOTICE Public Auction will be held at Johns Towing Service storage lot located at 704 Northeast 2nd Avenue, Okeechobee, Florida 34972 on DECEMBER 6, 2013 at 9:00 A.M. Pursuant to Florida Statute 713.78 for unpaid towing and storage charges. Year, make, model and VIN are as follows. 1995 LINCOLN TOWNCAR VIN #1LNLM81W9SY655079 Terms of sale are cash, and no checks will be accepted. Seller reserves the right of nal bid. ALL SALES ARE FINAL! NO REFUNDS WILL BE MADE! Said automobiles will be sold in “As Is” condition with no guarantees. 457519 ON 11/27/2013 13 Okeechobee News November 27, 2013 Crossword Puzzle ACROSS 1 Unexpected delivery 16 War novel that became a Gary Cooper film 17 Cypress and others 18 03 retirees 19 Get ready to dry 20 Window shoppers buy? 21 Nabisco trademark 23 Ring up? 25 Gem 28 The Oscars, e.g. 32 Start of a cheer 33 Numismatists prize 39 It has collars and stays 40 Hoop spot 41 Source of many tiny animals 42 Some bling 43 Jazz __ 44 Fix the boundaries of 45 Cinnabar, vis-vis mercury 46 Western resort at 6,200 feet 48 Suspensefully held in 50 Phil, for one 53 Annual employee review contributor 55 AMA and ADA 58 Chemist for whom a flask is named 60 Uses up ones minutes, and then some 64 Dissidents request 67 Tons to do 68 Military priority DOWN 1 Pollen is produced in them 2 Sci-fi vehicles 3 Many a Lewis Black bit 4 Break site 5 Whistling zebra? 6 If Only __ a ButterflyŽ: Imogen Heap song 7 Comic intro? 8 Carolina university 9 Luxurious 10 In a fog 11 Simple place to rest 12 Chess champ after Fischer 13 __ 51 14 Original name of the radio show Gang BustersŽ 15 Brutuss being 22 Increase ones homes value, in a way 24 McCartney song inspired by a dream 25 Baking aid 26 Brides accessory 27 Star known by her first name 29 Als nemesis 30 Shiny shell lining 31 Rough cloth 34 Rage 35 Not a whit 36 __ Fridays 37 Filmmaker Peckinpah 38 Recording giant 47 Like some inspections 49 Knitters pattern 51 Minneapolis suburb 52 Behind-the-lines job 53 Reacted to bad news, maybe 54 Remove 55 Shimmering swimmer 56 Caramel-inchocolate brand 57 Latch (onto) 59 Bibbidi-BobbidiBooŽ prop 61 Film composer Menken with eight Oscars 62 Protests 63 Hooks right hand 65 My mama done __ me ...Ž 66 Letters on the beach By Bruce Venzke and Stella Daily ( c ) 2011 Tribune Media Services Inc. 10/22/11 10/22/11 ANSWER TO PREVIOUS PUZZLE: Edited by Rich Norris and Joyce Nichols Lewis xwordeditor@aol.com 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 COUR T BY: Sandra L. Creech DEPUTY CLER K 455343 ON 11/20,27/2013 Grab a bargain from your neighbors garage, attic, basement or closet in todays classifieds.


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SEYMOUR, Attorney at Law 863-467-1894 Pete’s Professional Power Washing 863-801-8377 14 Okeechobee News November 27, 2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. PROBATE DIVISION CASE NO. 2013-CP-145 In Re: Estate of DOROTHY JANE PONGRATZ a/k/a DOROTHY PONGRATZ Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of DOROTHY JANE PONGRATZ a/k/a DOROTHY PONGRATZ, deceased, whose date of death was December 18, 2012, and whose social security number is ***-**-2946, is pending in the Circuit Court for Okeechobee County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 312 N.W. 3rd Street, Suite 101, Okeechobee, Florida 34972. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representative’s attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against the decedent’s estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must le their claims with court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent’s estate must le their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT’S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 472013CA000382 SEACOAST NATIONAL BANK, SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO BIG LAKE NATIONAL BANK, Plaintiff, vs. CAROL L. BROWN, et al., Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated November 7, 2013, entered in Case No. 13-CA-382 in the Circuit Court of the 19th Judicial Circuit in and for Okeechobee County, Florida wherein Seacoast National Bank is Plaintiff, and Carol L. Brown, Sunset Strip Airpark Property Owner’s Association, Inc., John Doe, unknown tenant, and Jane Doe, unknown tenant, the names being ctitious to account for parties in Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice The date of the rst publication of this notice is November 20, 2013. Personal Representative: H. Frank Jordan 6876 N.W. 147th Terrace Okeechobee, Florida 34072 Attorney for Personal Representative: CONELY & CONELY, P.A. P.O. Drawer 1367 Okeechobee, Florida 34973 Telephone: (863) 763-3825 Facsimile: (863) 763-6856 Primary E-mail Address: tconely@conelyandconely.com Secondary 1 E-Mail Address: blanier@conelyandconely.com Secondary 2 E-Mail Address service@conelyandconely.com BY: Tom W. Conely, III Florida Bar No. 096482 456904 ON 11/20,27/2013 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 18th day of December, 2013, the following described property Okeechobee County, Florida: Lot 34 of Sunset Strip Airpark, according to the plat thereof recorded in plat book 5, pages 23 & 24, public records of Okeechobee County, Florida and all that part of Tract B adjacent to the South boundary of Lot 34, Sunset Strip Airpark, according to the plat thereof recorded in pb 5, pages 23 & 24, public records of Okeechobee County, Florida. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than 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 November, 2013. SHARON ROBERTSON CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT BY: Sandra L. Creech DEPUTY CLERK 456976 ON 11/20,27/2013 Reading a newspaper provides the opportunity to get involved in your community.No wonder newspaper readers are more popular! By Charles M. MurphyOkeechobee News Jacob Stewart scored 27 points and Okeechobee overcame a poor shooting percentage in the rst half to defeat Lake Placid 60-49 in boy's prep basketball action Friday at OHS. Okeechobee (2-0) shot just 20-percent from the oor in the rst half, as they trailed 28-23 at the half to the Green Dragons (1-3). OHS coach Shawn Hays wasn't that upset with the rst half because his team had some good looks at the basket but couldn't nd the range. He said they played hard on defense and he knew they could turn it around. Roshell Thomas and Eddie Neal shot a combined 2-for-19 in the rst half. Hays said last year the team probably would have folded when they played poorly early. "Last year when things got bad we'd yell at each other and get down on each other. This team kept ghting," he said. "We had good shots but they didn't fall. We did play tough defense and held them to 28 points in the rst half where is where you want to be." Hays said the team pressed a little bit when the Dragons cut a 14-point second half lead to six in the fourth quarter. He said his team shot the ball too quickly and didn't relax. After that, they relaxed a little bit and did a better job on offense. Defense also created offense in the third quarter where Okeechobee outscored the Green Dragons 20-5. "Roshell and Jacob swarmed the ball all night. I told Roshell that despite four fouls, you really need to get steals," said Hays. "I had nothing to complain about because they really worked hard on defense." Thomas had ve steals, many in that decisive third quarter. "Things started off kind of rough and we played out of control. At halftime, we talked, and we slowed the ball down. When we do that we're a great team. We worked together and pulled off this win," he added. Thomas said when his shot wasn't falling he put his energy into defense and got several steals. He said that shows he's a good defensive player and that he is willing to do anything to help the team win. "I think the chemistry on this team is wa y better this year. We are really a team now. We are close friends off the court and everything is going well," he said. Thomas said the team has a much better attitude this year and isn't so quick to give up when they fall behind or have a rough stretch. He said they work as a team, push the ball and play hard on the defensive end. Thomas found the range in the second half and ended the game with 12 points and six assists. Neal ended up with eight points and 11 rebounds. Tyrell Taylor added four points and seven rebounds. Brahmans burn Dragons, 60-49 Okeechobee News/ Charles MurphyRoshell Thomas drives to the hoop for two of his 12 points as OHS won their second straight game Friday.


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