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Wednesday, December 11, 2013 50¢ Plus ta x Vol. 104 No. 148 14.57 feetLast Year: 15.10 feet Lake Levels See page 4 for information about how to contact this newspaper. Girls soccer team loses to Lincoln Park ... Page 17 Homeowner nds naked man in his bathroom ... Page 9 Okeechobee NewsChristmas festival and paradeThe Okeechobee community turned out for holiday events in Flalger Park over the weekend. On Friday night (below right) children had fun playing in (fake) snow in Flagler Park. On Saturday, the Christmas parade lit up the night. Above, beauty queens Taylor Renee’ Fulford, Destani Whaley and Darby Bayuk Jones were dressed in holiday nery. Below, the Swine Time 4H Club oat in the parade featured a sleigh pulled by club members dressed as antlered pigs. For more photos, see page 18. By Katrina ElskenOkeechobee News The Okeechobee County Board of County Commissioners will consider Thursda y the future of the county-owned building that housed the Okeechobee Rehabilitation Facility (Okeechobee ARC). Okeechobee County entered into a lease with Okeechobee Rehabilitation Facilit y Inc. (rehab) July 23, 1992, for the use of the property at a rate of $1 per year. Due to the termination of its Medicaid funding, the rehab currently has no clients and is closed. On Nov. 19 Okeechobee County sent the rehab a notice claiming it was in default o f its lease for failure to pay $3,400.54 in past due Okeechobee Utility Authority bills. The county also claimed the rehab was in default for not using the building for the purpose o f the lease, which was “developing, using, operating, maintaining and administering a non-pro t rehabilitation and educational facility.” In the notice, the rehab was given 15 days to cure these defaults. So far, there has been no restoration of Medicaid funding and no resumption of normal operations. Isidoro ‘Sid’ Estrada, president of the rehab’s board of directors, appeared before the county commission on Nov. 21 and County says rehab lease is in defaultSee COUNTY — Page 5 If you go ...WHAT: Okeechobee County Commissioners meeting WHEN: Thursday, Dec. 12, 9 a.m. WHERE: Historic Okeechobee County Courthouse, 304 NW Second Street WATCH LIVE ONLINE AT http://www.co.okeechobee. .us/

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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. 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 Always on Top of the JobŽRe-Roofing Specialists€ Metal & Shingle Roofs € Flats & Leaks Repair FREE ESTIMATES863-357-3838State Lic.#CCC1327338 2 Okeechobee News December 11, 2013 By Katrina ElskenOkeechobee News “While graduates of traditional colleges may be having trouble nding a job after graduation, our students are making a very good living, right off the bat,” said Cletus Ford of the Tulsa Welding School in Jacksonville. On Saturday, area high school students considering a career in welding and steel fabrication will have a chance to win scholarships. Tulsa Welding School will sponsor a welding competition Dec. 14 at Okeechobee High School. Students will compete for more than $30,000 in scholarships, including a full tuition scholarship for rst place, half tuition scholarship for second place, and quarter tuition for third place. All other competitors will receive $500 scholarships for participating. Mr. Ford said about ten OHS students have signed up and other students will come from the surrounding counties. The competition will begin with registration from 8 to 8:30 a.m. The welding projects should be compete around 10:30 a.m. While the students are working on their projects, guests can test their own welding skills on a Lincoln Electric Virtual Reality Welder (VRTEX). In addition to the scholarships awarded at this event, the mikeroweWORKS Foundation and Tulsa Welding School will also offer the MRW/TWS Scholarship Program for high school seniors. The mikeroweWORKS Foundation (MRW) and Tulsa Welding School (TWS) have partnered to offer 49 scholarships at TWS’s campuses in Tulsa, Okla., and Jacksonville. Information regarding these scholarships will be available at the Saturday competition. Students can earn scholarships in welding competition If you love to shop, you don’t want to miss the Mistletoe Marketplace Holiday Shopping Event on Saturday Dec. 14 at the Holiday Inn from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.! The address is 3101 U.S. 441 S. There will be a Personal Shopper available to assist those who are not sure what to get that special person! Attention Chamber of Commerce & Mainstreet Members: The Chamber of Commerce and Okeechobee Mainstreet would like to invite to you to join us Monday, Dec. 16, 2013, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. (or whenever you can get away) for a Potluck Luncheon to be held at the Chamber of Commerce. Please bring a covered dish from one of the following categories; Meat, Starch, Vegetable or Dessert. (Please be sure to RSVP and let us know what you are bringing.) Get your ammo now! Thursday, Dec. 19, a Concealed Weapons Class will take place at the Chamber of Commerce from 7 to 9 p.m. the cost is $40 and you must be paid and registered before the class. For convenience you may also register online at www.okeechobeebusiness.com On Thursday, Dec. 5, the Chamber of Commerce of Okeechobee County facilitated a Grand Opening for Blessings Boutique & the Pregnancy Center of Okeechobee We would like to thank everyone who came out and supported this wonderful organization. If you haven’t been in to check out the store, please do so. You won’t be disappointed! That will conclude the Chamber events for this month. However, we encourage you to check out our community calendar at www.okeechobeebusiness.com for more events as they come available in the community and in the Chamber. Please remember to RSVP for each of the above events to reserve your spot. If you are interested in sponsoring any of the Chamber events please contact Mariah at 863-4676246 or info@okeechobeebusiness.com. I look forward to seeing you at our events! Antoinette Rodriguez executive director 863-467-6246 antoinette@okeechobeebusiness.com Chamber of Commerce December Happenings Today: Partly cloudy skies. High 83F. Winds NE at 5 to 10 mph. Tonight: Partly cloudy skies during the evening. Fog developing overnight. Low around 65F. Winds light and variable.Extended ForecastThursday: Partly cloudy skies in the morning will give way to cloudy skies during the afternoon. High 74F. Winds N at 10 to 20 mph. Thursday Night: Partly cloudy. Lo w near 60F. Winds NNE at 10 to 15 mph. Okeechobee Forecast The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers have closed a section of the Lake Okeechobee Scenic Trail along the lake’s south side while maintenance and rehabilitation work continues on the Herbert Hoover Dike. On Monday, Dec. 9, the Corps closed the section of trail between Clewiston and John Stretch Park near Lake Harbor to allow for installation of a seepage management system. Coupled with ongoing work to replace Culvert 4A east of John Stretch Park, the trail w ill now be closed between Clewiston and South Bay. In addition to this new closure, the trail remains closed between Moore Haven and Uncle Joe’s Fish Camp/Liberty Point to accommodate replacement of Culverts 1 and 1A, and between Canal Point and Port Mayaca for replacement of Culverts 11 and 16. With three additional contracts awarded in September, the Corps anticipates closing other sections of the trail as contractors begin work shortly after the rst of the year. Contractors are using heavy construction vehicles and large equipment within all of these areas. Truck traf c on the roads is a constant ow, and any additional traf c on the narrow trail or dike crest poses a safety hazard for recreationists and equipment operators. The trail recently reopened between Pahokee and Canal Point, after being closed to facilitate installation of a seepage barrier within the dike itself. “We recognize the inconvenience caused by these additional closures,” said Adam Tarplee, Natural Resource Program Manager with the Corps’ South Florida Operations Ofce (SFOO) in Clewiston. “However, safety for our workers and the general public is something we take very seriously. We want to keep people out of harm’s way.” More information on the Lake Okeechobee Scenic Trail and a map of current closures can be found at the following website: http://www.saj.usace.army.mil/Missions/ CivilWorks/Recreation/LakeOkeechobeeScenicTrail.aspx Corps to close sections of Lake Okeechobee Scenic Trail Tax help program seeking volunteersThe United Way of Lee, Hendry, Glades and Okeechobee seeks volunteers to help lower to middle income tax payers to le their federal income taxes through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program (VITA). For information, call United Way at 239-433-2000; or, visit www.unitedwaylee.org.

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Company invites sharing of sustainable holiday decorationsIn the spirit of eco-friendly holiday celebrations, Waste Management of the Treasure Coast invites its community to share their green seasonal dcor via social media. The company is encouraging folks who have created, purchased or spotted an environmentally inspired holiday decoration to share a photo through Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram. According to the United States Environmental Protection Agency, Americans throw away 25 percent more trash between Thanksgiving and New Year’s, as compared to any other time of the year, amounting to an extra 6 million tons during the entire holiday season. “Now is the ideal time to cut down on waste and to reuse things you’d usually throw away, said Teresa Chandler, Community Relations of Waste Management. “As you take out your past years’ holiday boxes, think about reusing materials that you may be tempted to toss.” Some examples of eco-friendly holiday dcor are: wreaths made of wine corks, bulb ornaments, pinecones, and colorful tissue and wrapping papers; table centerpieces made from holly, branches or old ornaments; origami decorations made out of scrap paper, Christmas cards and past years’ wrapping paper. “We can all save money and time and reduce our impact on the environment by looking for more creative, sustainable decoration options,” said Chandler. “Whether it’s simply buying products made from organic or recycled content, if each of us tried a few waste reduction efforts, we would see a signi cant positive impact during the holida y season.” Ms. Chandler said Waste Management employees across North America alread y have begun sharing their green-inspired art work internally through the company’s intranet and that those items will be shared vi a social media, too. To share green decorations, visit:  Facebook: WasteManagement  Twitter: @WasteManagement  Instagram: WasteManagement Keep the green spirit this holiday season 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 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 December 11, 2013 Special to the Okeechobee News‘Recycle right’Waste Management Community Relations Teresa Chandler and Operations Specialist Stacey Lowe spoke with 100 students at Central Elementary on proper recycling and contamination. Each student received a gift bag from WM including recycle coloring books, pencils and silly bands. Pictured are Mrs. Fulleda’s 4fourtth grade class, Teresa Chandler and Stacey Lowe. Affordable Care Act enrollment help availableThe Health Bene t Coordinators of Florida Community Health Centers will be in Okeechobee County to assist with enrollment in the Affordable Care Act on Saturday, Dec. 14, from 8 until 11 a.m.; and on Saturday, Dec. 21, from 8 until 11 a.m. This is for the enrollment period ending Dec. 15 for coverage beginning on Jan. 1. For information, or to schedule your appointment call 863-763-1951, option 8. The service is free, but appointments are required.

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Shopping My wife and I use canvas shopping bags when we go to the grocery store and drug store. Saves all the plastic bags going into the dump. I see very few if any using these bags. A lot of people probably have them and forget to bring them to the store. W e keep ours in the truck and car. Let’s see if anyone gets the message.Teachers A few years ago the state decided to pay those teachers that are required to have a Masters degree and teachers of reading, math, and science would get paid extra but the State Education Department decided to let the school districts to make the nal decision to actually pay the extra money like the state wanted or to use for something else. If the school district uses the extra money for something other than the paying the teachers they have to give a percentage back to the education department.  Our school district is in the bottom 10 or lower out of 67 counties for almost everything but some people are more concerned about the sports programs than the education program. It seems like the younger generation uses the school system as a baby sitter service, send them to school so they leave me alone. When I went to school if you had below a ‘C’ you weren’t allowed to play sports. Since the high school has a ‘D’ grade maybe they shouldn’t be allowed to have a sport program until they get their grade. I pay a lot in school taxes to have such a bad school grade, put the money towards education. I also believe some students should be left behind because I think it’s wrong to lower the requirements to their level instead of leaving them behind.  Lowering the requirements to their level instead of leaving them behind: Another example of social engineering to condition us to accept mediocrity.Pearl Harbor No attention for Pearl Harbor day? Is it so far gone, only 72 years, that we forget? A comment made, although controversial about it’s origin and whether factual or not, seems to be true in my mind “I fear we have awakened a sleeping giant and lled him with a terrible resolve”. They did. What country in this day and age considers us a giant and has a healthy fear of us? Not many, as the current chief has, and is, turning us into a powerless laughing stock amongst our enemies.  As per usual, the left wing, agenda driven, mainstream liberal media was distracted from any sense of propriety by the ”trending” images and back stories about Mandela, family upbringing, and the rest of the Kumbaya oriented political “feel good fest” that yet again, supports the hypothesis that we just want everyone in the world to love us. Not gonna’ happen. Love indicates some respect, and we have lost most of that in the world. We should stop trying for “love”. We need respect, even if it’s a healthy fear of waking the sleeping giant. Foreign aid, nation building, and politically motivated “mea culpa,” love-slobber foreign policy statements, etc., does not do anything to that end. Except train other nations in the strange political and foreign policy rituals that get them free money.  While there is precedent for ying the ag at half-staff for a foreign leader, I think they went a little overboard for Mr. Mandela, especially since they pretty much ignored Pearl Harbor Day. I think we should have honored our own dead on Dec. 7 and just honored Mr. Mandela either on the day he died or on the day of the funeral. The administration pretty much snubbed Margaret Thatcher’s funeral.Parade I just want to say I thought the parade was wonderful. I loved seeing all of the children in costume, and all the oats with the lights. I know it takes a lot of work for those who build oats and all they get out of it are the cheers from those watching. I also really enjoyed the high school marching band. They are quite impressive. The Christmas parade is always so much fun because it’s all about the community pulling together and having a good time.  It was an awesome parade! December 11, 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! Attention: VeteransAttention all veterans, on Thursday, Dec. 12, at 9 a.m. the Okeechobee County Board of County Commissioners will have on the agenda the disposition and possible disposal of several structures. At the Nov. 21 board meeting under Comments by the Commissioners, I asked my fellow board members to consider the option of turning over ownership of the old Lottie Raulerson Nursing Home on south Park Street, to the Newly Chartered Vietnam Veterans of America Okeechobee Chapter. Being a member of the V.F.W. Auxiliary Post 10539, I have experienced how dif cult it was for a non-smoker to enjoy the facility. As hard as the staff tries to provide good air quality in these veterans’ facilities the cigarette smoke is still a problem. Many veterans were exposed to Agent Orange or other toxic chemicals during their tours of Vietnam would love to enjoy the camaraderie with their fellow soldiers but are unable to. The Lottie Raulerson Nursing Home has been used to house the Senior Services Department until recently when it was discovered that there were some health issues and structural problems. I know that if this building were donated the health problems and structural problems could be corrected allowing the man y veterans to enjoy a smoke free facility. If this were approved, as far as I have been able to nd out, Okeechobee Count y would be the rst to establish an entirel y smoke free facility in the United States. I believe we could become a model for the rest of the country to offer our nonsmoking veterans the ability to enjoy what their smoking counterparts currently do. I have spoken to many veterans in Okeechobee and they love the idea and said they would support and attend the facility i f this project were to become reality. I, as well as they, feel this is an excellent alternative to tearing down this landmark without costing the taxpayers a dime. All veterans would be welcome regardless of where or when they served. If you would like to see this project approved please attend this meeting and voice your opinion. Let’s not waste a good opportunit y to show our love, respect, and admiration for those who have laid it all on the line and given so much for their country. Respectfully, Bryant H. Culpepper, county commissioner District 2 Special to the Okeechobee NewsHoliday helpSharon Vinson, Shared Services Network, looks on as Angie Hodges, Glades Electric Charitable Trust, presents a generous donation to Wendy Watts with My Aunt’s House (501c3) to help with Christmas for needy, local children.

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By Bob WattendorfFWC Five lucky anglers who signed up at TrophyCatchFlorida.com started celebrating the holidays early when their own special Santa delivered big, with a boat and motor, or shing trip and gift cards. TrophyCatch is a special reward-driven angler recognition program that encourages Florida anglers to take extra care to document and live-release largemouth bass heavier than 8 pounds. The program is conducted by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) and supported by corporate partners, who provide the incentives. By simply registering, more than 4,000 anglers became eligible the rst year in a drawing for a Phoenix 619 Pro bass boat powered by a Mercury 200SX outboard. In October, a random drawing was conducted to select ve nalists for the boat and special consolation prizes. The nalists were announced by Teresa Johnson, Phoenix's chief operating of cer, along with Tom Champeau, director of the FWC's Division of Freshwater Fisheries Management and KP Clements, TrophyCatch coordinator (see video at YouTube. Com/TrophyCatchFlorida). Frank Ay, the grand-prize winner, originally learned about TrophyCatch through an email sent out by FWC (Note: Anglers can sign up for custom emails at MyFWC. com by selecting the red envelope in the top banner). Ay lives in North Lauderdale and works at Sy Katz Produce as an inspector, where his boss sympathizes with Ay's bass shing addiction. Ay is a member of Big Reel Bassmasters of Margate, which is known for its charity Ghosts & Goblins shing event. Ay said his biggest largemouth bass was 10 pounds, 2 ounces. He caught it in a small pond in Coconut Creek. Ay was surprised at a Big Reel Bassmasters club tournament on Lake Okeechobee on Nov. 24 by pro angler Bobby Lane, Champeau, Clements and television celebrity and producer Keith Alan, where he was awarded the $40,000 boat and outboard motor (see video at bit.ly/Phoenix-giveaway). The four runners-up in the TrophyCatch registration giveaway were Rocco Cantalupo from Clearwater, Mark Frost from Melrose, Jason Haynes from Lady Lake and Andrew Walton from Toronto. The runners-up each won a trip to Bienville Plantation and $100 gift cards ($300 total) from FWC TrophyCatch partners, including Bass Pro Shops, Dick's Sporting Goods and Rapala lures, as well as a Bass King T-shirt. Every angler in a household should register separately, because Phoenix and Mercury will be giving another boat and motor to the lucky angler for season two (Oct. 1, 2013Sep. 30, 2014). Whether registrants catch a sh or not, they are eligible for the drawing. If you are already registered, you do not need to register again. However, this year, for every bass you have veri ed in TrophyCatch, you'll get 10 additional chances to win the boat. So register, go shing and document your catches at TrophyCatchFlorida.com. By submitting photos for veri cation online, anglers also become eligible for a custom certi cate and decal, plus awards based on the bass's weight. Lunker Club entrants (8-9.9 pounds) each receive a $50 Bass Pro Shops gift card and Bass King T-shirt. Trophy Club participants (10-12.9 pounds) earn a total of $150 worth of gift cards (Bass Pro Shops, Dick's Sporting Goods and/or Rapala), plus a long-sleeve T-shirt. To be entered into the Hall of Fame, anglers must catch, carefully document and release a bass weighing more than 13 pounds but it's worth it. Hall-of-Fame entrants also receive a free $500 berglass mount o f their sh from New Waves Taxidermy, $200 in gift cards, a duf e bag full of Bass King apparel, a Glen Lau video library and other prizes worth a total of $1,000. The biggest bass of the year, for the second season will again win a TrophyCatch championship ring, from the American Outdoor Fund. 'Nuff said! Register, grab your license and rod-and-reel, make sure you have a scale and camera and go catch 'emthen release them and say proudly, "My Trophy Swims in Florida." TrophyCatch boat giveaway winners announced 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 5 Okeechobee News December 11, 2013 provided the board with the current status of the rehab. According to Mr. Estrada, the rehab is restructuring its board. Two state agencies still have ongoing investigations into the facility. At the Thursday meeting, the commissioners will decide whether to start eviction proceedings or give the rehab more time. Also on Thursday's agenda is the proposed reduction of a code enforcement ne from $428,000 to $7,500. The lien goes back to 2007 code violations on a Treasure Island lot. The ne has been accruing for 2,140 days. The original owners, Joseph and Bobbi Jordan, were cited for the derelict structure, junk, debris and overgrowth on the S.E. 36th Avenue property. The property was acquired at a tax sale by the current owner's father, and deeded to the current owner. After acquiring the property, the new owner cleaned it up but still has to deal with the code enforcement lien. On Oct. 15, Code Enforcement Special Magistrate Deborah M. Hooker heard a request from the current property owner, Joseph Zachary Gazza, for a reduction of the ne. The magistrate considered the following factors: the gravity of the violation; the actions taken by the applicant to correct the violation; and, the fact that the applicant had no previous violations. The magistrate also considered the just value of the subject property as shown by the Okeechobee County Property Appraiser; the expenses incurred by the applicant to clean the propert y and remove the violation; and, the fact that the applicant did not cause the violation, but cleared the property of the violation at his expense. The magistrate recommended that the accrued ne should be reduced from $428,000 to $7,500.00 -provided that amount is paid by 5 p.m. Monday, Jan. 13, 2014. In other business Thursday, the commissioners will hear from Lori Carlton of the Florida Department of Transportation on the tentative work program through Fiscal Year 2018/19. Linda Syfrett will present the annual report from the Okeechobee County Fair Association. The county commission will be asked to declare the old senior services building at 1019 W.S. Park St. as surplus and determine the best method for disposal of the property. COUNTYContinued From Page 1 By Eric KoppOkeechobee News A detective with the Okeechobee County Sheriff's Of ce (OCSO) said Tuesday the death of a 4-year-old girl has of cially been classi ed as an accidental drowning. Detective Howard Pickering has closed his investigation into the Sept. 7 death of Sumberlie Daylen Villars. The child was found in a bath tub at a home in northeast Okeechobee County where she was staying. The accident apparently occurred in that bath tub, added the investigator. In an interview shortly after the incident Detective Pickering said help was called when the child "... was found unconscious and unresponsive at the home." She was rushed to Raulerson Hospital around 7 p.m. by emergency personnel from Okeechobee County Fire/Rescue. She was pronounced dead at the hospital. "Everything was consistent with a drowning," explained Detective Pickering. He went on to say she had no injuries and there "was nothing to indicate she had a seizure." The detective went on to say no charges will be led. "It was a horri c accident," said the investigator. 4-year-old’s death ruled an accidental drowning By Eric KoppOkeechobee News An Okeechobee man and woman were arrested after video surveillance footage allegedly showed them removing someone else's clothing from a dryer and then leaving a local laundromat. Of cer Jack Boon, of the Okeechobee City Police Department (OCPD), stated in his arrest report that Donald Hayes, 59, and Helen Hayes, 57, were seen removing their clothing from a dryer at the laundromat. But, they apparently didn't stop there. Donald Hayes, of a N.W. Sixth Street address, could be seen on surveillance v ideo signaling to Helen Hayes, who went to another dryer and started taking out the victim's clothing and putting them in a laundry bag. They then left the laundromat with the laundry bag, got into their car and drove away. Because the estimated value of the clothing exceeded $500, both were charged with one felony count of grand theft. Donald Hayes was booked into the Okeechobee County Jail, and has been released after posting $500 bond. Helen Hayes, of a N.W. 144th Trail address, was booked into the county jail then released on her own recognizance Of cer Boon stated in his report the clothing has been returned to the victim. Local couple accused of stealing clothes from dryer Helen Hayes Donald Hayes Food bank offers help with applying for assistanceThe Treasure Coast Food Bank will be at Welcome House, 1925 U.S. 441 S.E., on Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays from 1 until 3:30 p.m. Sandra Iglesias will help people with the SNAP program, such as applying and recerti cation for food stamps and temporary cash assistance. She will also make appointments for the Health Navigator Program for people who need health insurance. For information, call 863-467-1026.

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Elks Lodge to meetThe only meeting for Elks Lodge 2871 for December will be Thursday, Dec. 12 at the V FW in Treasure Island. This meeting will be a special meeting because the Lodge w ill have Florida dignitaries visiting. A cocktail hour will start at 6 p.m., and dinner will be served at 7 p.m. with a $10 donation for the building fund. The meeting will start at 8:15 p.m. and will include new member initiations. All Elks members from other lodges are welcome. Come join us for a special time. Please note there will not be a meeting on Dec. 26. Y outh hoop sign-ups setParks and Recreation is offering 2014 coed youth basketball for 9-14 year olds. Registration will be through Dec. 13 at the Parks and Rec of ce, 640 N.W. 27th Lane, Monday through Friday, from 8:30 a.m. until 5 p.m. The registration fee is $50. For information, call 863-763-6950.Historical Society to meetThe Okeechobee Historical Society will meet Monday, Dec. 16, beginning promptly at noon in the museum building on U.S. 98 N. Anyone is invited to join by bringing a covered dish to share. They are also conducting a school supply drive and encourage members to bring supplies. If you are interested in joining the Historical Society, dues are $10 per year. The Tantie Quilters meet every Thursday from 9 a.m. until 1:30 p.m.,BBQ bene ts injured deputyA bene t barbecue will be held from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. in Flagler Park #6 Friday, Dec. 20 for Okeechobee County Sheriff's Of ce Deputy Joseph Gracie. Deputy Gracie was critically injured in a Dec. 1 car crash on S.R. 70 East. The barbecue will consist of a chicken dinner for $10. Diners can eat in or take out, and deliveries are available for orders of ve or more. For information, contact: Major Noel Stephen at 863-634-0650; Deputy Corporal Michael Hazellief at 863634-5225; or, Jill Rogers at 863-634-0870.Help with Obamacare offeredThe Legal Aid Society of Palm Beach County's Health Care Navigators will be at the Okeechobee County Public Library, 206 S.W. 16th St., Thursday, Dec. 19, from 1 until 4 p.m. The navigators will be available to help uninsured individuals and businesses in Palm Beach, Martin, Hendry and Okeechobee counties enroll in health care plans through the Health Insurance Marketplace, also known as the Affordable Care Act or Obamacare. The open enrollment period runs from Oct. 1, 2013, through March 21, 2014. Navigators are trained and certi ed to help you understand your coverage options so that you can nd the best health insurance options to t your budget and health needs while avoiding future tax penalities. For information, call toll free 800-403-9353.Health Expo is Jan. 25The seventh annual Okeechobee Family Health and Safety Expo will be held Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014 from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the Okeechobee County Agri-Civic Center, just off S.R. 710. Everything is free. Take advantage of health screenings and education, demonstrations. There will also be free entertainment and lunch. Apply for Florida KidCare, Medicaid and Food Stamps at the Expo. There is still lots of space available for vendors. For information, call 863-462-5000, ext. 257; or, 863-634-6464.Rotary hosting dinnerThe Rotary Club of Okeechobee will hold a Walk on the Wild Side wild game dinner at Quail Creek Plantation at 5 p.m. on Jan. 25, 2014 A percentage of the funds raised at this event will go directly to Real Life Children's Ranch and the balance for scholarships for graduating Okeechobee High School students and a multitude of local charitable organizations that the Rotar y Club of Okeechobee has supported over the years. Tickets are $40 per person and include a unique dining experience, two tickets for beer or wine, a commemorative T-shirt, live music along with a silent and live auction. The menu will include items such as stuffed jalapenos with venison, swamp cabbage, pheasant, axis deer, frog legs, venison kabobs, red stag patties, quail, pulled pork, turkey and more. For information contact Donna Gaiser at 863-610-9416; or. go to canvas.shop@yahoo.com.Artists are being soughtThe 2014 Top of the Lake Art Fest is looking for artists. Entry forms for artists are no w available online at www.okeechobeemainstreet.org as well as the Main Street of ce at 55 S. Parrott Ave. There are four divisions: juried and non-juried booth ne and artisan artists, chalk walk (street painting) artists, local adult gallery artists and student artists. There are deadlines for all entries. The Top of the Lake Art Fest is Feb. 8-9, 2014. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010Charlie Creddle, 96OKEECHOBEE Charlie Creddle died Dec. 5, 2013. He was born Jan. 29, 1917 in Aurora, North Carolina. He was a tree logger and moved to Okeechobee in 1977. He was a member of First Missionary Baptist of Dean's Court. Mr. Creddle is surv ived by his children, Dave Thomas, Jr. (Mary), Mary Wright, Pearl Andrews, Miose Joiner (Marvin), Verna Alderman (Carlton) all of Okeechobee and Tammy Files (Gary) of Ft. Lauderdale; and a host of grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Visitation will be 10 a.m. until services at 11 a.m. Friday, Dec. 13, 2013 at Buxton & Bass Okeechobee Funeral Home. Those wishing to leave a message of condolence may sign the online register book at, www.OkeechobeeFuneralHome.com All arrangements are entrusted to the direction and care of the Buxton, Bass and Conway families of the Buxton & Bass Okeechobee Funeral Home, 400 North Parrott Avenue, Okeechobee, Florida 34972. George William Bornheimer, 76OKEECHOBEE George William Bornheimer died Dec. 6, 2013. He was born Sept. 29, 1937 in Butler, New York. He was a resident of Okeechobee since 1974. He enjoyed playing the guitar, singing and shing. Mr. Bornheimer is survived by his wife, Sylvia Bornheimer; four sons, Martin Bornheimer (Charlotte Sullivan), Randy Bornheimer, Ricky Bornheimer, Christopher Bornheimer; four daughters, Christine Bornheimer, Kathy Matteson, Debbie Bornheimer, Lori Bornheimer; two stepsons, Calvin and Vernon Overholt; grandchildren, Tamara Courson (Ricky), Martin Bornheimer II, Dalton Bornheimer; two great-grandchildren, Ricky Jr. and Brooke Courson; sisters, Elizabeth Chilson (Ron), Beverley, Leona and Mable; and brothers, Skip and Ross. 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. Harold Richard Roth, 60OKEECHOBEE Harold Richard Roth, formerly of Okeechobee, died after a long struggle with his health on Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013. He was born on April 5, 1953 in Sharon, Pa. Richard was particularly known for being a jack of all trades and an excellent spades player. He never met a stranger and always cooked more than enough food, just in case someone dropped by at dinnertime. He had a big heart for everyone who needed him, especially for his children and their friends, who he claimed as his own. Richard is survived by his wife, Dorothy; son, John Roth (Jennifer); daughter, Meredith Keebler (Ben); grandchildren, Chrysta Keebler, Zachary Keebler, Andrew Roth, Abby Roth, Aaron Roth and Anna Roth. He is predeceased by his parents, Harold and Kathryn Roth; and daughter, Cindy Melissa Roth. A gathering of friends and family will be held at Beef O'Brady's, 608 South Parrott, on Saturday, Dec. 14, 2013 from 1 6 p.m. in Okeechobee, Florida. In lieu of owers, please consider making a donation to the Shriners in your local area. 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. Harvey Lee Newman, 82OKEECHOBEE Harvey Lee Newman died Dec. 9, 2013. He was born Sept. 13, 1931 in Buena Vista, Ohio. He was a machine operator. Mr. Newman was preceded in death by his daughter, Barbara Gibson; brother, David Newman; sister, Marie Plymail. He is survived by his wife, Lucille Newman; children, Harvey Lee Newman, Debra R. Newman all of Okeechobee, Lela R. Brown of St. Louis, Missouri, James E. Rowe of Okeechobee, Steven Cartwright o f Georgia, Diane Morris of Jackson, Ohio; brother, Fred Newman of Spring eld, Ohio; sisters, Janice Duke of Palatka and Betty Baumgardner of Lake City; host of grandchildren including, Hugh Albert Newman, Pam, Brandon and Deana; host of great grandchildren including, Logan, Faunae, Jimmy, Eugina and Amanda. Memorial services will be held 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013 at North Okeechobee Church of God. 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 December 11, 2013 Obituaries should be submitted to the Okeechobee News by emaili ng obits@newszap.com. Customers may also request photos and l inks to online guest books. 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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 7 Okeechobee News December 11, 2013 Drop off gifts for childrenThe Guardian ad Litem program in Okeechobee County has two sites for dropping off gifts — The Alarm Company, S.R. 70 W., and D4 Powersports, 1460 S.R. 78 W. Gifts should not be wrapped — the ad Litem program will take care of that. The program consists of volunteers working with a coordinator to be the voice of the children in court and cases representing neglected, abused, abandoned children. City plans holiday eventsThe City of Okeechobee has planned the following holiday events:  Santa in the Park visits are planned for Dec. 9, 10, 11, 16 and 17 from 6 until 8 p.m. Stop by for your picture with Santa. Santa will again tour the areas within the city limits on the city re truck. Santa’s schedule is: Dec. 19 in the northwest and northeast sections; Dec. 20 in the southeast section; and, Dec. 21 in the southwest section.4-H club to take pet photosThe Okeechobee Picture Perfect 4-H Club w ill take holiday pet photos at Tractor Supply, U.S. 441 S., on Saturday, Dec. 14, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. The cost is $10 per subject which includes sitting fee, one large photo and four w allet photos. Additional photos may also be purchased separately. Proceeds will be used to help fund 4-H activities. Boat parade set for Dec. 14Okeechobee Yachette Club will host their 30th annual Christmas Boat Parade on Saturday, Dec. 14 Decorate your boat and meet us on Taylor Creek by the Burger King and S.R. 70 E. bridge between 5 and 5:30 p.m. The parade starts at 6 p.m. For information, call Arnie at 863-634-4777.Church to hold cookie saleOkeechobee Presbyterian Church will hold their annual Christmas cookie sale on Saturday, Dec. 14 from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. The sale will be held in the parish hall at 312 N. Parrott Ave. For information, call 863-8240013.Martha’s House needs toysIt’s the time of year when Martha’s House Shelter and director Crystal Royal call on you to work a miracle. If you have a toy to donate, call Crystal at 863-763-0596.Toy drive under wayBig Lake Mission Outreach is currently sponsoring their 18th annual toy drive for underprivileged children in the community through Dec. 18 We are in need of gifts for children from a day old to teens. Donations may be new toys, gifts or gift cards. Monetary donations can be made to the mission. For information, call 863-763-5725.Toy drop-off sites namedOkeechobee Main Street and the Okeechobee County Chamber of Commerce will host a drop site for new, unwrapped toys at the chamber of ce, 55 S. Parrott Ave., from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m., Monday through Friday. Christmas Tour of Homes setThe Okeechobee Christmas Tour of Homes will be Dec. 13 and 14 from 6 until 9 p.m. Tickets are available for a $15 donation which goes to bene t Heroes 4 Hope, the B.R.A.T. Club and Hospice of Okeechobee. For information, call 863-634-3706.Santa to visit local storeCelebrate Christmas at Texaco, 4993 U.S. 441 S., on Dec. 20 25. Santa will be there every evening from 6 until 10 p.m. The store will be open Christmas until 10 p.m. and Santa will be giving gifts on Christmas Day. You can have your picture taken with Santa in the evenings. You can donate to Children’s Ranch as well. For information call 863-6234939.Christmas Cantata plannedThe Okeechobee Community Choir, in its 15th year under the direction of Sandy Perry, will present the Christmas Cantata don Friday and Saturday, Dec. 20 and 21; and Sunday, Dec. 22. The cantata will be presented at the First United Methodist Church at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday; and, at 3 p.m. on Sunday. For information, call Sandy at 863634-7714.Toys for Tots drive under wayThe annual Toys for Tots drive is under way in Okeechobee. Toys may be left at: Lake Okeechobee Insurance; Seacoast Main Branch; The UPS Store; Barracudas; Walmart; Walgreens; One Stop Party Shop; Don’s Appliances; Morgan’s Furniture; A Child’s World; WOKC; Dairy Queen; Fire Stations 1 and 2; Trends; Okeechobee High School; or, Cowboys. All toys will be distributed to families and organizations who have submitted requests. Toys will be available for pickup Sunday, Dec. 15, at A Child’s World South, 4664 U.S. 441 S.E. Only organizations and families who have submitted an application can pick up toys. Symphony concert plannedFour Okeechobee County residents will perform with the Treasure Coast Symphony. Shawna Mackin (viola), Mackenzie Mackin (violin), Shelevah Barber (violin) and Karen VanBeek (cello) are members of the orchestra. Concerts will be presented Sunday, Dec. 15, at Fort Pierce Central High School at 3 p.m. and Monday, Dec. 16, at St. Bernadette’s Church in Port St. Lucie at 7 p.m. The program will include selections from “The Nutcracker,” Strauss waltzes, Leroy Anderson’s “Fiddle Faddle,” “Sleigh Ride” and other holiday selections. Tickets are $12 for adults and $3 for students. For information online go to www.treasurecoastsymphony. org. Those who attend are encouraged to bring donations of non-perishable foods for the Treasure Coast Food Bank. Holiday Happenings

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MEET YOURMerantsA Salute to Area Business Availae Oin specialsections. newszap.com Okeechobee NewsSunday, May 26, 2013Special Supplement to Okeechobee County 2013-2014 School Information Guide Featuring: Call to Schedule your eye appontment today! 763-3937 606 North Parrott Avenue www.biglakeeyecare.com Big Lake Eye Care 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 9 Okeechobee News December 11, 2013 By Eric KoppOkeechobee NewsTwo Okeechobee men were arrested on several felony drug charges after a search w arrant was served on the S.E. 33rd Terrace home they were renting. The Okeechobee Narcotics Task Force, accompanied by the Special Response Team from the Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Ofce, executed the search warrant Friday, Dec. 6. Arrested were Benjamin Donald Dunnam, 25, and Charles Allen Fox, 24. Dunnam was charged with the felonies of sale of methamphetamine (two counts) and possession of methamphetamine with intent to sell (two counts). He was also charged w ith possession of drug paraphernalia, a misdemeanor. Fox was arrested on felony charges of possession of a controlled substance (hydromorphone) without a prescription (two counts), possession of methamphetamine, possession of a weapon by a convicted felon, sale of methamphetamine, possession of methamphetamine with intent to sell and possession of a controlled substance (hydromorphone) with intent to sell. He was also charged with the misdemeanor of possession of drug paraphernalia. Fox is being held in the Okeechobee County Jail on a total bond of $111,000, while Dunnam is being held on $81,000 bond. The task force apparently received the search warrant after a con dential source had reportedly bought meth and pills from Fox, and meth from Dunnam. During the search of the single-wide mobile home task force detectives allegedly found several pieces of drug paraphernalia. According to the arrest report, when detectives searched Fox’s bedroom they found: numerous syringes and needles; a metallic spoon with a white residue; and, brass knuckles. When that residue was eld tested, it reportedly indicated a positive result for the presence of methamphetamine. Two tablets, later identi ed as hydromorphone 4mg, were found on Fox during a search of his person, stated the arrest report. In the living room of the home the detectives found a digital scale and an empty plastic baggie, which is similar to those used for the packaging of narcotics, the report stated. In Dunnam’s bedroom the detectives stated they found a tool socket containing a white residue; two metallic spoons with a blue residue; an empty Spice container; a glass smoking pipe with a residue; and, four syringes with needles. The white residue found in the socket was eld tested and that test reportedly indicated a positive result for the presence of meth. The detective’s report went on to state that a 29-year-old woman in Dunnam’s bedroom was arrested on a misdemeanor charge o f possession of drug paraphernalia. She is being held in the county jail on $500 bond. Everything found in the search warrant was collected and will be sent to a crime laboratory for further analysis. The task force detective also pointed out that a 24-year-old woman and her 3-monthold child were found in Fox’s bedroom. Due to the alleged drug activity going on in the home, the detective contacted the Department of Children and Families (DCF) abuse hotline. Task force serves search warrant; 3 arrested Benjamin Dunnam Charles Fox By Eric KoppOkeechobee NewsAfter admitting to violating his probation, an Okeechobee man was sentenced Monday to 18 months in prison by Circuit Court Judge Sherwood Bauer. Joseph William Inman, 30, was initially arrested Jan. 12, 2011, on felony charges of burglary and dealing in stolen property. He was then found guilty of those charges and placed on probation for two years. Arrest reports at the Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Of ce (OCSO) indicate Inman was placed on probation on July 16, 2012. He then violated that probation on May 3, 2013, stated a Department of Corrections w arrant. Assistant State Attorney A shley Albright said Tuesday, Dec. 10, the state asked that Inman receive a sentence of four y ears in prison. Inman was arrested in 2011 for his involvement in the theft of cash and food items from a local restaurant. An OCSO arrest report stated Inman and two others broke into the restaurant and took $200 in cash. They also entered a freezer and took bags of frozen shrimp, french fries, hamburger, onion rings and gator tail. The intruders also took cases of bacon and ribs. Also on Dec. 9, Judge Bauer found Michelle Mixson guilty of resisting an ofcer with violence as part of a plea deal with the state. Mixson, 37, was arrested April 14, 2013, for her part in the theft of a bicycle. Although she was also charged with robbery, Mr. Albright said that charged was dropped in exchange for her entering a plea to the felony of resisting. Judge Bauer accepted the plea and adjudicated Mixson guilty. She received credit for the eight months she had already served in the Okeechobee County Jail and was released. Mr. Albright said she was not ordered serve any time on probation. Man sentenced to prison for violating his probation Michelle Mixson Joseph Inman By Eric KoppOkeechobee NewsA deputy from the Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Of ce (OCSO) was called to a local middle school Sunday morning after a locked gate was found damaged. Deputy John Ashby stated in a report that the east gate at Yearling Middle School, 925 N.W. 23rd Lane, had been pushed in toward the school. “It appeared that someone ran the stop sign on N.W. Ninth Avenue and into the gate with a vehicle, and then left the scene,” stated the deputy in his report. He went on to point out there were no skid marks or any other type of evidence left at the scene. A school of cial responded and the property around the school was checked, but no other damage was found. Deputy Ashby indicated the gate was valued at $2,500. If anyone has any information about this incident, they are asked to contact the Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Of ce at 863763-3117. Middle school gate damaged By Eric KoppOkeechobee NewsA local man got quite a shock Sunday afternoon when he returned to his Center Street home and found a naked man standing in his bathroom. According to a report by Deputy Marcus Collier, of the Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Of ce (OCSO), the victim returned home Dec. 8 around 2:50 p.m. and found the white male with black hair in the bathroom. The victim tried to grab the man as he was eeing, but the unwanted guest was wet from just taking a shower and the man couldn’t grab him. Deputy Collier’s report indicated the now squeaky clean intruder ed into a nearby wooded area while carrying “... some clothes in his hands.” The deputy went on to state that apparently the only thing missing from the home was an MP3 player. Deputy Collier, along with OCSO Deputy Paul Jackson, searched for the trespasser but were unable to nd him. Man returns home to nd naked intruder

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 ORTHOPAEDICS Dr. Benjamin Epstein Dr. Epstein is an experienced orthopaedic surgeon, who has been in practice for 20 years. Dr. Epstein is Board Certi“ed by the American Osteopathic Academy of Orthopedics. Great Orthopaedic CareRight Here in OkeechobeeOrthopaedic Specialists at Raulerson is located at 1924 Hwy 441 North, Okeechobee (just north of the Hospital, in the blue-roof building) Call for an appointment 863-357-0540. We Treat Kids Too! For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 863-357-0540 .Orthopaedic Specialists at Raulerson offers a full range of orthopaedic services including: € Total Hip and Knee Replacements € Arthroscopic Surgery & Sports Medicine € Pediatric Orthopedics € Work Related injuries Most insurances and Medicare are accepted. The hip joint is one of the bodys largest weightbearing joints. Its a balland-socket joint. This helps the hip remain stable even during twisting and extreme ranges of motion. A healthy hip joint allows y ou 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.Hip Replacement Surgery Helps Thousands Annually € Provides years of easier movement. Most total hip replacements last for many years. Dont let hip pain keep you from what you enjoy doing. You may live for scenic walks, playing doubles with friends or swimming laps in the 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. 10 Okeechobee News December 11, 2013 Battle memorialOn Dec. 7, the Okeechobee Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution met to honor all those who lost their lives in on the Christmas Day Battle of 1837. Of cers of the Missouri Volunteers and federal troops were among the 25 killed; 111 were wounded. The number of Seminoles who lost their lives is Unknown. The American and Seminole ags were own. Dowling Watford, representing the Friends or the Battle eld, joined Su George, chapter regent, by placing a Memorial Wreath at the Marker located in the Battle of Okeechobee Historic State Park (S.E. 38th Avenue). Special to the Okeechobee News Airman Kory Buhlmaier graduates basic trainingAir Force Airman Kory R. Buhlmaier graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical tness, and basic warfare principles and skills. Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force. Buhlmaier is the son of Robert and Gina Buhlmaier of Okeechobee. He is a 2010 graduate of Okeechobee High School. In the military ... Air Force Airman Kory Buhlmaier

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 FAMILY MEDICINE specialsections.newszap.com View all of our special sections online from the comfort of your home! For more information, contact 863.763.3134 or email ”bizsearch@newszap.com GYNECOLOGY Caring Evaluation and Treatment of Women’s Health Issues J E. B• Laparoscopy Hysterectomy • Urogynecology • Pelvic Prolapse • Infertility • Minimally Invasive Surgery • Hysteroscopy • Menstrual Abnormalities • Endometriosis • Urinary Incontinence • Loss of Libido • Sterilization • Menopausal Disorders 1713 Hwy 441 N. Suite F, Okeechobee, FL • 863-763-8000 Big Lake Cancer CenterSupports e Ride for the FightŽJanuary 1, 2014 € Okeechobee Cattlemans Arena For more information, call 863.634.3971 Please join us for Heroes for HopeŽ Cancer Support Group For more information, call 863.467.9500 1115 North Parrott Avenue, Okeechobee RADIATION ONCOLOGISTS 11 Okeechobee News December 11, 2013 Fountain of Life Church 1302 SW 32nd Street, will have special speaker, John J ames on Sunday, Dec. 15. He is the cofounder and former lead singer of the Newsboys for 18 years. John James will share a message from God’s Word at both 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. services. For more information, call 863-763-8945. Okeechobee Presbyterian Church w ill hold their annual Christmas Cookie Sale on Saturday, Dec. 14, from 8 a.m. to 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 more information, call 863824-0013. Calvary Chapel will once again be hold Christmas Eve Candlelight Service at 7 p.m. in the Calvary Chapel Okeechobee Church Sanctuary. All who would like to celebrate the birth of Our Lord Jesus are welcome. If y ou have any questions please contact the church at 863-467-0863, Peace Lutheran Church will have special advent services each Wednesday night before Christmas with a soup and sandwich meal in the Fellowship Hall at 6 p.m. followed by worship service in the sanctuary at 7 p.m. On Christmas Eve, there will be a special service depicting Jesus, our Savior’s birth at 7:00 P.M. Everyone is welcome to attend this beautifully meaningful presentation. The Lutheran Womens’ Missionary League and the Peace Quilters will have their Christmas luncheon tea and a cookie exchange on Wednesday, Dec. 18 at 11 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall of Peace Lutheran CHurch. Platters of cookies will also be delivered to those who are home bound. The Seasoned Seniors, a group of those 50 years plus, will meet Dec. 19 at 4 p.m.. in the Peace Lutheran Fellowship Hall for a Christmas Pot Luck meal and “White Elephant” exchange. There are many opportunities at Peace Lutheran Church, including the newly founded Peace Outreach, whose goals include getting everyone to discover their gifts and use them for the Glory of God. Another new opportunity is the Peace Garden Club, focusing on church grounds beauti cation and growing vegetables in raised garden beds. All are welcome to attend the Peace Garden Club meetings on the last Monday of each month at 7 p.m. Okeechobee Mission Baptist Church will host a discover youth program every Wednesday, from 7 to 8 p.m. For more information call 8637-763-3681. The AWANA Club at Oakview Baptist Church invites all children from pre-Kindergarten, ages 3 to fth graders. The club is from 5:45 to 7:30 p.m. every Wednesday. Come join in the fun as with the Cubbies, Sparks and T & T classes for Bible memor y and game time fun! Call the church of ce for more details at 863-763-1699. Jesus Holy Ghost Crusade Ministr y Soup Kitchen and Thrift Store 1401 N.E. Park St., is in need of donations of an y type. All donations are tax deductible. Help is needed in putting a roof on the church and painting the building. The thrift store is open Monday-Friday from noon to 4 p.m. and the building fund yard sale will be the rst and second Saturday of every month from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. The soup kitchen is under construction. For more information, call 863-634-9194. Church of God of Prophecy has an Open Arms Ministry, at 102 N.W. 10th St. The Hurting Women’s Ministry meets on the second and fourth Friday of each month at 7 p.m. For more information, please call 863254-8304. Local churches plan special services and events

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CLEWISTON--The Hendry County Motorsports Park, in response to feedback from fans in the stands and Race Teams in the pits this weekend, has decided to combine the Saturday/Sunday Everglades Winter Nationals event into one extended day of racing, basically getting two days of racing into one Saturday event. Fans can see both the heat races and the feature events without a two day commitment and Race Teams can make the decision to stay the night or make the trip home. The pits and facilities will be open Friday and Saturday night for overnight camping. Our HCMP Points Season will end with a Saturday Night Band, under the lights. The Lil John Wheelie Magic Fire Truck and the Eagle Jet Top Gun Sprint Car Meet and Greet will be our biggest intermission event of the year, what a great way to end the 2013 Season, Saturday Night, under the lights. The racing will include all of the racing divisions that have been with us this year, Eagle Jet Sprints, the Daytona Antique Auto Racing Association, Open Wheel Modi eds, Limited Late Models, Street Stocks, V-8 Thunder Stocks and Modi ed Mini Stocks. The Eagle Jet Top Gun Sprints will be racing for over $10,000 in prize money, payouts for heat races, sponsored Lap Award money, Hard Charger Award, Halfway money, Hard Luck Award and a guaranteed $300 to start. All local classes will be competing for nal season points positions and increased purses, $1000 to Win Open Wheel Modi eds, $1000 to Win Limited Late Models, $500 to Win Thunder Stocks, $500 to Win Street Stocks and $200 to Win Modi ed Mini Stocks. All this racing will require an early start and a strict adherence to the schedule. Saturday Dec. 14 will be Feature Finale o f the Everglades Winter Nationals 2013 Inaugural Event and the Hendry County Motorsports Park 2013 Points Season. The Trac k will reopen Saturday March 1 racing the rst and third Saturday of each month. Visit www.HendryRacing.com or Hendry Racing on Facebook for more details. By Charles M. MurphyOkeechobee News Sydney Townsend and Kasey Cox both had 11 points to lead Jensen Beach to a 5128 victory over Okeechobee in girls basketball action last Thursday in Martin County. Ronnesha Brown added seven points for the Lady Falcons who jumped out to an early 15-2 lead and were never threatened in the game. The Lady Falcons led 29-7 at the break and 39-11 after the third quarter. Bethany Stuart had nine points to lead Okeechobee (3-7). Hailey Greeson had six points and Cheyenne Nunez added ve points for OHS. Coach Morgan Ungerott said Jensen Beach had more intensity and re early in the game and never really slowed down. Ungerott said her girls had played three games in four nights and had come off an emotional win at Moore Haven so that might have been one of the reasons for the lackluster play. "We did not play up to our potential. J ensen Beach is a beatable team and I think our team can compete if I have ve girls w orking toward the same goal," she added. Thaddricka Sanders is still bothered by a leg injury and the Lady Brahmans lost spark plug Baylee Farless to an ankle injury in the contest. That cuts the roster to only seven healthy players. The Okeechobee Youth football league junior team played at the Rattler Bowl in Haines City and defeated Haines City 13-6. Robert Futch and Devonte Luellman scored touchdowns for the Junior team, comprised of 11 and 12 year old boys. The Pee Wee team fell to the Deland Dawgs 21-6 and the CFA Mustangs from Kissimmee 12-6 at the Nov. 30 tournament. Sports News in Brief 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 REHAB THERAPY/ NURSING HOME We Love to We Love to Care! Care! Okeechobee Okeechobee Health Care Facility Health Care Facility1646 U.S. Highway 441 North 863-763-2226Five-Star Rated Family-Owned &Operated, OHCF has been Providing Rehab & Residential Care to Okeechobee & the Surrounding Communities Since 1984€Rehab, Physical, Occupational, Speech and Out-Patient Therapy €Long-Term Nursing Care Available 7 Days a Week/24 Hours a Day €Secure Dementia and Alzheimers Memory-Care Wing €Delicious Dietitian-Planned MealsStimulating &Fun Daily Activities OPHTHALMOLOGY/ OPTOMETRY/OPTICAL 520 S.Parrott Ave. € Okeechobee Website:www.opticalgalleryeyecare.comOptical Gallery 763-4334763-3403 357-4899Medicare/Medicaid and Most VisionPlans Accepted Comprehensive Eye and Contact Lens Exams Advanced Cataract Microsurgery Diabetic Eye Exams Glaucoma Evaluation & Treatment State of the Art Complete Optical Laboratory Eyeglasses & Contact Lenses Richard L. Soldinger, O.D. David J. Underill, O.D. Board Certified Optometrists Silviano Matamoros, M.D. Board Certified Eye Physician & Surgeon UROLOGY DAVID A. SIGALOW, M.D.Board Certi“ ed In UrologySpecializing in: € Adult & Pediatric Urology € Bladder & Kidney Infections € Impotence/Implants € No Scalpel Vasectomy 215 N.E. 19th Dr. • Okeechobee 863-763-0217 Available Now!The 2013 – 2014 Medical Information Guidespecialsections.newszap.com 12 Okeechobee News December 11, 2013 By Charles M. MurphyOkeechobee News Defense wasn't a problem Friday for Okeechobee as they held Jensen Beach to 1-of-9 shooting from behind the 3point line, and to 28 percent shooting overall. Offense was the problem as Okeechobee w as held to only 30 points in a disappointing 41-30 loss to the Falcons in a District 16-6A game. Jean Alexis poured in 20 points to lead the Falcons (5-3) to a 3-1 district record. OHS (3-4) fell to 1-3 in the district. Okeechobee survived the poor offensive output in the rst quarter and actually led 8-6 after the rst eight minutes. Roshell Thomas hit an open 12 foot jumper from the baseline. Jacob Stewart had a nice full court drive to the basket to give Okeechobee a 10-7 advantage early in the second quarter. Okeechobee held a 15-14 lead at the break. Jensen Beach really picked up the intensity on defense in the third quarter as they held OHS to only two points. Their 11-2 run basically put the game on ice after the third quarter with the Falcons in command 2517. Alexis came into the game averaging 19.6 points per game and was once again the primary scoring option for the Falcons. Okeechobee played without two of their players, E.J. Neal and Adrian Minondo who were practicing for the South Central Florida All-Star football game played Saturday in Sebring. Falcons deal Brahmans 41-30 hoop loss Okeechobee News/ Charles MurphyRoshell Thomas #4 dribbles toward the basket during Okeechobee’s loss on Friday. Okeechobee News/ Charles MurphyJacob Stewart watches a teammate’s shot during Friday’s game at OHS Hendry County Motorsports hosts Everglades Winter Nationals

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Buy a Home Delivery subscription for $6 a monthand receive an E-Subscription FREE* Your local news available right at your fingertips! Call (863) 763-3134 today! When you enroll in our EZPAY subscription planStay in the know with anE-subscription OKEECHOBEE COUNTY HOUSEHOLD AMNESTY DAY! HAZARDOUS WASTE SATURDAY, DEC. 14 th 9:00 AM 12:00 NOON VEHICLE MAINTENANCE FACILITY 306 N.W. 9TH Ave., Okeechobee • FREE DROP OFF •To Okeechobee County ResidentsPaints, Pesticides, Chemicals, Solvents, Brake Fluid, Pool Chemicals, Batteries, Cleaning Supplies, Used Oil, Oil Filters, Mercury Bulbs, Mercury Containing Devises and unknown Chemicals; Ni-Cad and Lead Acid Batteries; Tires (4 tires ONLY)Per Household). NO Propane Tanks. NO Electronics For More Information, Contact Solid Waste Dept. at 763-1811 13 Okeechobee News December 11, 2013 By Charles M. MurphyOkeechobee News It was a tale of two games Friday for the Okeechobee High School girls’ soccer team. The Lady Brahmans took a 1-0 halftime lead with a strong rst half on defense. The only goal came after a free kick by Rosa Borja in front of the Lady Greyhounds’ net from about 20 yards out. Borja’s kick was originally stopped by the goal keeper but the ball squirted free from her grasp. Alicia Santos was alert near the goal and kicked it in the open net. Coach Sonya Smith was pleased with the rst half but admitted the team seemed to lack con dence in the second half. Borja had to leave at halftime and that might have played with the team’s con dence. “It was like our team gave up toward the end,” Borja admitted, “Something was in their head throughout the team and we just gave them the game.” LPA (4-8) came alive over an eight minute stretch of the second half as they scored all three of their goals. Lady Greyhounds coaches stressed having more con dence and for the girls to stay active. The Lady Greyhounds scored six minutes into the second half, then added a second goals at the 11 and 13 minute mark. LPA did have an excellent shot on the third goal to the extreme left of the goal. The ball oated over the defense and landed in the lower right hand corner of the goal. Goal keeper Stormy Stokes continued her strong play with several stops. She also stopped a point blank penalty kick in the second half. Smith said she isn’t interested in moral victories. LPA had dominated Okeechobee (3-7) earlier in the year 6-1 in Fort Pierce and this match was much more competitive. “It’s not like moral victories aren’t enough. The team just doesn’t consider this a moral victory tonight. It could have been a win,” she said. “You get a taste of winning and it’s kind of nice and you want to keep getting them.” The girls have another busy week this week as they hosted South Fork on Tuesday, visit the Lady Bulldogs on Wednesday, and host Port St. Lucie on Thursday at 6 pm. OHS ladies lose home soccer match to LPA Okeechobee News/ Charles MurphySelina Sanchez competes for possession of the ball during Friday’s match at OHS. Okeechobee News/ Charles MurphyRosa Borja (left) had an assist on a free kick Friday as OHS fell to LPA 3-1.

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Garage/ Yard SalesKISSIMMEE RIVER FISHING RESORT IS HOSTING A CRAFT SALE W/LUNCH ON DECEMBER 14TH 9AM TILL 4PM, LUNCH 10-1 HWY 70 WEST SCREEN ROOM MULTI-FAMILY YARD SALE, SAT. 14TH ONLY! 8:00AM TILL 3:30PM 1200 SE 5TH STREET MENS, WOMENS AND CHILDREN CLOTHING, TOYS, ELECTRONICS LOTS OF TREASURES! We Buy Estates Antiques, Collectibles, Household, Tools, Jewelry and etc. Call 863-697-8906 Y ARD SALE EVERYTHING YOU COULD IMAGINE IS IN THIS SALE. FRI. & SAT. 13TH & 14TH, 7AM TO ? 17211 BRINKERHOFF LANE KISSIMMEE ESTATES. Services2 GREAT CAREGIVERS AVAILABLE (WITH GREAT REF’S)TO TAKE CARE OF YOUR LOVED ONE WITH T.L.C. FOR MORE INFO PLEASE CALL BRENDA 863-623-6578 OR SAM 863-697-9201 I AM LOOKING FOR A PART-TIME JOB CARING FOR AN ELDERLY WOMAN. CALL SANDI IF NO ANSWER, LEAVE MESSAGE. 863-610-3446 RV DETAILING AND POWER WASHING. $30 PER HOUR FOR MAN AND TOOLS. BEST PRICE IN TOWN CALL TODAY MIKE 812-767-6951 Employment Full Time Seminole Tribe of Florida Brighton Reservation Human Resources Program Specialist/Generalist Broad knowledge of Human Resources: recruiting, bene ts, background screening, employee relations, and training. Bachelor’s Degree is required. Min 3 yrs. exp. in HR. Pro cient in MS Of ce. Possess FL DL. Email: KaBienaime@semtribe.com or fax 954-967-3477 CDL 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. Employment Full TimeCITY OF OKEECHOBEE Now Hiring POLICE/FIRE DISPATCHER See website for Application & Job Description www.cityofokeechobee.com Or in person at City Hall, 55 SE 3rd Ave., Rm100 Okeechobee, FL 34974, 863-763-3372 ext. 215. Accepted until Monday, December 16, 2013, 4:30 p.m. Successful candidates are required to pass a preemployment substance screening/physical. EEO/ADA/GINA/VP/DFWP.Lane Gamiotea, CMC City Clerk/Personnel Administrator The classifieds are the most successful salesperson in town.DRIVERS $5000 Sign-n Bonus! Great Pay! Consistent Freight, Great Miles on this Regional Account. Werner Enterprises 1-855-517-2488 Your new home could be in todays paper. Have you looked for it? Employment Full Time EXPERIENCED COOK Now Hiring Must have references Apply in person between 7am & 2pm @ Crossroads Restaurant 5050 NE 128th Ave. Okeechobee, FL (863)763-8333.DRUG FREE WORK PLACEExperienced Finish Dozer Operators, End Dump operators and Drivers with CDL & HAT MAT endorsement. Drug Free Workplace. EOE. Email resume to mash@optsvc.com or fax to 863-467-8067. FINISH OPERATORS NEEDED F/T APPLICANT MUST BE ABLE TO PROVIDE VERIFIABLE WORK EXPERIENCE IN CONSTRUCTION AND OPERATING EQUIPMENT AND MACHINERY PLEASE CONTACT ENVIROTECH SYSTEM INC. 863-763-3143 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 Seeking Of ce Manager for General Surgery practice. Experience preferred. Bring resume to 245 NE 19th Dr. or fax to 863-623-4487 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. How do you find a job in todays competitive market? In the employment section of the classifieds Computer/ SuppliesXmas Sale! Fast Dell Desktop computers $75 & up Laptops $125 & up All are refurbished and reprogrammed like new! Why pay more? Call 863 517-2782. FurnitureGREAT CHRISTMAS GIFT 72” TALL X 30” WIDE SOLID OAK MIRRORED HALL TREE COAT RACK W/STORAGE EXCELLANT CONDITION ASKING $225 O.B.O. CALL (863)447-0742. MiscellaneousGREAT CHRISTMAS GIFT SPORTSCRAFT ELECTRIC TURBO POWERED AIR HOCKEY TABLE W/DIGITAL SCORE BOARD 2 4 PLAYERS INCLUDES ALL GAME PIECES & MANUAL PAID OVER $300 ASKING $185 O.B.O. CALL (863) 447-0742. NASCAR Collectibles for gifts or resale. 50¢ $10 or deal on all. Call (863)763-8828 PICNIC TABLE 8FT, $50.00 (863)763-8761 Reading a newspaper helps you understand the world around you. No wonder newspaper readers are more successful people! One mans trash is another mans treasure. Turn your trash to treasure with an ad in the classifieds. Musical InstrumentsGREAT GRANDMA’S ANTIQUE HANDCRAFTED OAK LORETO CHICAGO PUMP ORGAN PERFECTLY TUNED SINGS LIKE A BIRD WILL SACRIFICE AT $800 O.B.O. CALL (863)447-0742. Pets/Supplies50 GALLON FISH TANK WITH HEAVY STAND, CLEANER INCLUDED $110.00 865-235-5099 Apartments2BD/1BA APARTMENT IN TOWN. WALKING DISTANCE TO STORES, NO PETS. FIRST, LAST & SECURITY $550.00 A MONTH 863-634-2820 Apartment 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 OKEECHOBEE in town Ef ciency Apt. Nice area. Util. & lawn included. $650/mo. 1st & $300 sec. Non smoking environment. No pets. 863-610-0861. Commercial PropertyOKEE Industrial lot for rent. Over 1/2 Acre. Good for Semi’s & heavy equip. $400 mo. Call 863-610-0516. Time to clean out the attic, basement and/or garage? Advertise your yard sale in the classifieds and make your clean up a breeze! Houses Rent2 FOR THE PRICE OF ONE. 4BD/2BA HOUSE W/ATTACHED 1BD APT. $1,000/MO. FOR BOTH. GREAT MOTHER-INLAW, FAMILY MEMBE R OR FRIEND. TREASURE ISLAND CALL 863-801-1739 2BR DUPLEX, CLEAN, QUIET. DIXIE RANCH ACRES AREA. PETS ALLOWED UPON APPROVAL. $550/MO., WATE R & LAWN MAINTENANCE INCLUDED. $400 SECURITY. 863-610-0001 CLEAN, Nice: In Town, 2BR, 2BA, Washer & Dryer, Porch. Lawn Service. Non Smoking. Small pet okay. $800 mo. 1st, last & $500 sec. (941)504-3954 Newly remodeled & painted 3bdrm/1b. house in Dixie Ranch Estates on a large lot. First, Last & Security No Pets. $800.00 a month 863-634-2820 OKEE2/1 $498.00 and 3/2 $ 625.00 Newly updated 12 miles N.E. of town center. Lawn, pest, trash and water included Call for details. Mon -Fri. No Pets 863-467-9800. RANCH Oak Hammock, 7 1/2 ac., fenced with 2 pastures, 3BR, 3BA, 2000 sq. ft. with porches, 48x24 2 story barn, with tack rm & chicken coop, 30’x30’ carport, March 2014 occup. Must see! $1,000/mo. Call 386-214-4333. Office Space RentGREAT LOCATION SMART SET PLAZA ACROSS FROM McDONALD’S, HWY 70, 3080sq. ft. COMMERCIAL SPACE. CALL 561-996-7491 Join all the people who say, I sold it in the classifieds.Ž 14 Okeechobee News December 11, 2013

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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, $300.00 A MONTH. A/C, CABLE & ELEC. INCLUDED. 863-447-0632 WHISPERING PINES Houses SaleDirect 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. 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 BUILD TO SUIT ON BLUE HERON GOLF COURSE LOT. GUARANTEED 90 DAY COMPLETION. BANK FINANCING, CALL ROLAND LICENSED GENERAL CONTRACTOR #CGC1511618 863-634-7722 OAKS OF BLUE HERON BUILD YOUR DREAM HOME. PRICED TO SELL BY OWNER. RESIDENTIAL LOT ADJOINING THE GOLF COURSE. $22,500.00 CALL 863-634-28220 TREASURE ISLAND LARGE FENCED LOT WITH BEAUTIFUL OAK TREES. BUILD A HOME OR PUT MOBILE HOME ON LOT. $14,500.00 863-634-2820 Mobile Home Rent1 AND 2 BEDROOM FULLY FURNISHED, GREAT LOCATION RENT INCLUDES ELECTRIC AND DIRECT TV. CALL 239-246-6301 2bd/2ba BHR Waterfront home $800 a month utilities, lawn, garbage included. Call 863-467-0745 Mobile Home RentBUCKHEAD RIDGE 2bd/2ba Dble Wide, central air, yearly lease. $500 mo. plus sec. 3bd./2ba Dble Wide. $600 mo. plus sec. No pets. Call 863-763-4031 KISSIMMEE RIVER Estates, 2 Bedroom, 17216 Brynwood Lane, $400 mo. + $400 deposit. Lawn & Water maintenance included. 317-402-5441. NICE CLEAN Newly Renovated 2bd & 1bd homes in nice quiet park, small dog okay, Security required. 239-246-6301 Mobile HomeSaleOKEECHOBEE 2/2, Seminole Village, furnished, carport, Fla room, workshop, $12,500. (863)763-8761 Palm Harbor Homes Modular & Stilt Homes Factory Direct/Save $25K off list!!! John Lyons 800-622-2832 ext 210 for details. Boats1989 SWAN POINT BOAT, FIBERGLASS, 17FT, CENTER CONSOLE,FISH FINDER NON-SLIP FLOOR, 75 HORSE,SUZUKI W/OIL INJECTION ASKING $3,000.00 CALL GRETA 863-763-0899 LEAVE MESSAGE WILL CALL BACK Campers/RVsWanted all Travel Trailers, Motor Homes and Fifth Wheels. Any Condition, Cash paid on the spot Call 941-347-7171 Travel TrailersPONTOON BOAT 1995 18 Ft. Bass Buggy w/Trailer. 70 hp Johnson Tilt & Trim, Live well, trolling motor, Honda generator for night shing. $3000 Call 574-361-3717 to see. TRAVEL TRAILER w/Florida Rm. Completely Furnished, including 2 at screen TV’s, seasonal park, low lot rent & boat dock. $2500 Pontoon boat also for sale. Call 574-361-3717 to see. Automobiles2004 MERCURY GRAND MARQUIS GS V8 305 LOW MILES 1 OWNER WELL MAINTAINED COLD A/C LEATHER FULLY LOADED RUNS GREAT ASKING $6390 O.B.O. CALL (863) 447-0742. 2013 Chrysler 200 LX Economical 4cyl, fact. warranty, p/w & p/l Was $16,995, Holiday Sale-Price just $14,885 Call Rick at Alan Jay Chrysler @ (863) 983-4600 2013 Dodge Avenger SE Sedan Sporty 4cyl, fact. wheel pkg, dk blue Was $16,995, Holiday Sale Price only $14,995 Call Rick at Alan Jay Chrysler @ (863) 983-4600 2013 Hyundai Genesis 3.8L Beautiful Car in Cabernet Pearl w/leather Was $24,994, Holiday Sale Priced just $23,875 Call Rick at Alan Jay Chrysler @ (863)983-4600 Autos WantedCASH FOR CARS No Title Needed, Any Condition. 268junk.com Located in Okeechobee Call (863)268-5865 Four WheelDrive2013 Ram 2500 Crew Cab 4x4 Cummins, SLT pkg, under 15K miles! HUGE savings over new -price at $39,875 Call Rick at Alan Jay Chrysler @ (863) 983-4600 Sport Utility2010 Mercury Mariner Premier Loaded 4cyl. w/ leather, very clean SUV! Was $14,995 Manager’s special only $13,445 Call Rick at Alan Jay Chrysler @ (863)983-460 2013 Ford Expedition XLT 4x2 3 rows of seats, tow pkg, fact. warranty Save thousands vs. new! On sale for $30,875 Call Rick at Alan Jay Chrysler @ (863) 983-4600 Looking for a place to hang your hat? Look no further than the classifieds. Grab a bargain from your neighbors garage, attic, basement or closet in todays classifieds. Public NoticePUBLIC NOTICE CONSIDERATION OF A PROPOSED SPECIAL EXCEPTION A PUBLIC HEARING will be held before the City of Okeechobee Board of Adjustment and Appeals on Thursday, December 19, 2013 at 6:00 p.m. or as soon thereafter as possible, at City Hall, 55 SE 3rd Ave, Council Chambers, Rm 200, Okeechobee, Florida. The agenda is available on the City website www.cityofokeechobee.com, or contact the General Services Department, pburnette@cityofokeechobee.com, 863-763-3372 x 218. Under consideration is Special Exception Petition No. 13-004-SE, submitted by property owner Peggy M. Ociepka, to permit use of mechanical and repair services within a Heavy Commercial (CHV) Zoning District, ref. Code Book Section 90-283(7). The proposed use is for a welding and repair service business. Property is located at 1127 SW Park Street, Legal: South 100 feet of Lot 7, West half of Lot 11, all of Lots 9,10, 12 and 13, of Block 3, City of Okeechobee, Plat Book 2, Page 7 Okeechobee County public records, and is approximately 0.84 acres. All members of the public are encouraged to attend and participate in said Hearing. The entire petition may be inspected during regular business hours, Mon-Fri, 8am-4:30pm, except for holidays. The Board of Adjustment and Appeals serves as the decision making body (quasi-judicial), on behalf of the City, to approve or deny Special Exceptions. ANY PERSON DECIDING TO APPEAL any decision made by the Board with respect to any matter considered at this meeting will need to ensure a verbatim record of the proceeding is made and the record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal will be based. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), any person with a disability as de ned by the ADA, that needs special accommodation to participate in this proceeding, contact the General Services Of ce no later than two business days prior to proceeding, 863-763-3372. BE ADVISED that should you intend to show any document, picture, video or items to the Board in support or opposition to any item on the agenda; a copy of the document, picture, video, or item must be provided to the Board Secretary for the City’s records by: Brian Whitehall, Zoning Administrator Petition No. 13-004-SE 457467 ON 12/1 & 12/11/2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO: 2013-CA-72 OKEECHOBEE INTERNATIONAL ENTERPRISES, INC., a Florida corporation, Plaintiff, VS. N & A CONSTRUCTION, INC., a Florida Corporation; N & A REAL ESTATE V, LLC, a dissolved Florida limited liability company; and NASER ABUEQAB, individually; Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated October 30, 2013, and entered in Case No. 2013-CA-72, of the Circuit Court of the 19th Judicial Circuit in and for Okeechobee County, Florida, wherein OKEECHOBEE INTERNATIONAL ENTERPRISES is the Plaintiff and N & A CONSTRUCTION, INC., a Florida Corporation; N & A REAL ESTATE V, LLC, a dissolved Florida limited liability company; and NASER ABUEQAB, individually are the 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 8th day of January, 2014, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: PARCEL 1: WINTA PARK SUBDIVISION LOT 1 2 3 Parcel ID: 1-20-37-35-0060-00000-0010 PARCEL 2: WINTA PARK SUBDIVISION LOT 35 Parcel ID: 1-20-37-35-0060-00000-0350 PARCEL 3: WINTA PARK SUBDIVISION LOT 36 Parcel ID: 1-20-37-35-0060-00000-0360 Property address: 2054 HWY 70 W, Okeechobee, FL 80 SW 20th Terrace, Okeechobee, FL 70 SW 20th Terrace, Okeechobee, FL 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 St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. Dated the 4th day of November, 2013 SHARON ROBERTSON Clerk of Circuit Court BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk Attorney for Plaintiff: Devin R. Maxwell, Esq. Maxwell & Maxwell, P.A. 405 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, FL 34972 456616 ON 12/11,18/2013 Public Notice Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 19th JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. CASE No. 47-2013-CA-000082 JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, Plaintiff, vs. RAYMOND G. GRAY, II, et. al., Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order or Final Judgment entered in Case No. 47-2013-CA000082 of the Circuit Court of the 19th Judicial Circuit in and for OKEECHOBEE County, Florida, wherein, JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, Plaintiff, and, RAYMOND G. GRAY, II, et. al., are Defendants, I will sell to the highest bidder for cash at, THE OKEECHOBEE COUNTY JUDICIAL CENTER, 312 NW 3RD STREET, 2ND FLOOR, JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM, OKEECHOBEE, FLORIDA, at the hour of 11:00am, on the 8th day of January, 2014, the following described property: Lot 85 of A SPOT IN THE SUN, UNIT II, an unrecorded subdivision, lying and being in Section 15, Township 37 South, Range 36 East, Okeechobee County, Florida, being more particularly described as follows: Commence at the Northwest corner of said Section 15, bear East along the North line of said Section 15, a distance of 2,199.66 feet to the West boundary line of said A SPOT IN THE SUN, UNIT II; thence bear South 0032’15” East along the said West boundary line of A SPOT IN THE SUN, UNIT II, a distance of 1941.04 feet for the POINT OF BEGINNING; thence continue South 0032’15” East a distance of 40.00 feet; thence bear North 8610’36” East a distance of 159.16 feet; thence bear North 2752’41” East to the South right-of-way line of 11th Street a distance of 199.81 feet; thence bear South 8610’36” West along the South right-of-way line of 11th Street a distance of 50.00 feet; thence bear South 5437’52” West a distance of 248.61 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING. TOGETHER WITH A 2005 DOUBLE WIDE MOBILE HOME, SERIAL NUMBERS # N811996A AND N811996B. 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 31st day of October, 2013. SHARON ROBERTSON Clerk Circuit Court BY: Sandra L. Creech 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 the Clerk of the Court’s disability coordinator at CORRIE JOHNSON, ADA COORDINATOR, 250 NW COUNTRY CLUB DRIVE, SUITE 217, PORT SAINT LUCIE, FL 34986, 772-807-4370. at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711.456618 ON 12/11,18/2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 47-2012-CA-000016PNC BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, Plaintiff, vs. DANILO ZAMORA, et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN Pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated November 7, 2013, and entered in Case No. 47-2012-CA-000016 of the Circuit Court of the Nineteenth Judicial Circuit in and for Okeechobee County, Florida in which PNC Bank, National Association, is the Plaintiff and Danilo Zamora, Cach, LLC, Okeechobee County, Florida, State of Florida, Tenant #1 n/k/a Danilo Zamora Jr., The Unknown Spouse of Danilo Zamora n/k/a Ester Sanchez, Okeechobee County Clerk of the Circuit Court, are defendants, the Okeechobee County Clerk of the Circuit Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in the Jury Assembly Room, 2nd Floor, Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 34972, Okeechobee County, Florida at 11:00AM on the 8th day of January, 2014, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment of Foreclosure: TRACTS 22, 23, 24 AND 25, BLOCK 11, OKEECHOBEE LITTLE FARMS, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 2, PAGE 100 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. TOGETHER WITH A MOBILE HOME AS A PERMANENT FIXTURE AND APPURTENANCE THERETO, DESCRIBED AS: A 1997 PALM DOUBLEWIDE MOBILE HOME BEARING IDENTIFICATION NUMBER(S) PH099044AFL AND PH099044BFL AND TITLE NUMBER(S) 0074875067 AND 0074875066. A/K/A 9631 HWY 441 N, OKEECHOBEE, FL 34972 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must le a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated in Okeechobee County, Florida this 20th day of November, 2013. SHARON ROBERTSON Clerk of the Circuit Court Okeechobee County, Florida BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk Albertelli Law Attorney for Plaintiff P.O. Box 23028 Tampa, FL 33623 (813) 221-4743 (813) 221-9171 facsimile eService: servealaw@albertellilaw.com In Accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Corrie Johnson, ADA Coordinator, 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. 457659 ON 12/11,18/2013 Public Notice Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT CIVIL COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY CIVIL DIVISION Case No. 12-CA-000442 RANDOM PROPERTIES ACQUISITION CORP III, Plaintiff, VS. JEAN JEREMIE AKA JEAN KISTON JEREMIE AKA JEAN K. JEREMIE. YVESANNE JEREMIE AKA YVES ANNE JEREMIE AND UNKNOWN TENANTS/ OWNERS, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given, pursuant to Final Judgment of Foreclosure for Plaintiff entered in this cause on October 28, 2013, in the Circuit Court of Okeechobee County, Florida, I will sell the property situated in Okeechobee County, Florida described as: THE EAST 1/2 OF THE WEST 1/2 OF THE SOUTH 1/2 OF TRACT 18, SECTION 12, TOWNSHIP 34 SOUTH, RANGE 33 EAST, OF SOUTHERN COLONIZATION CO. ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 4, PAGES 3 AND 3A THROUGH 15 Okeechobee News December 11, 20133E, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. and commonly known as: 14717 NW 308 ST, OKEECHOBEE, FL 34972; including the building, appurtenances, and xtures located therein, at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash, in the Jury Assembly Room, 2nd Floor, Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida, on January 8, 2014 at 11am. Any persons claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must le a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated this 31st day of October, 2013. SHARON ROBERTSON Clerk of the Circuit Court BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk Lauren A. Ross (813) 229-0900 x1556 Kass Shuler, P.A. P.O. Box 800 Tampa, FL 33601-0800 ForeclosureService@kasslaw.com 456617 ON 12/11,18/2013 Find it faster. Sell it sooner in the classifieds Time to clean out the attic, basement and/or garage? Advertise your yard sale in the classifieds and make your clean up a breeze! IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO: 2012-CA-000058 BANK OF AMERICA, N.A. Plaintiff, vs. JIMMY X. MERINO; et al., Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE is hereby given that the undersigned Clerk of the Circuit Court of Okeechobee County, Florida, will on the 8th day of January, 2014, at 11:00 A.M. in the Jury Assembly Room, 2nd Floor, Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida, offer for sale and sell at public outcry to the highest and best bidder for cash, the following described property situate in Okeechobee County, Florida: WEST 1/2 OF THE WEST 1/2 OF THE SOUTH 1/2 OF THE NORTH 1/2 OF TRACT 31, SECTION 11, TOWNSHIP 34 SOUTH, RANGE 33 EAST, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA, A/K/A LOT E, TRACT 31, VIKING, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA.pursuant to the Final Judgment entered on November 7, 2013 in said Court, the style of which case is indicated above. Any person or entity claiming an interest in the surplus, if any, resulting from the foreclosure sale, other than the property owner as of the date o f the Lis Pendens, must le a claim on same with the Clerk of Court within 60 days after the foreclosure sale. WITNESS my hand and of cial seal of said Court this 15th day of November, 2013.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 COUR T BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Cler k 457078 ON 12/11,18/2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDACase No.: 2013 DR 624 Division: Domestic Relations Zelda Sue Obando Petitioner and Wilfredo Obando Respondent NOTICE OF ACTION FOR DISSOLUTION OF MARRIAGE (NO CHILD OR FINANCIAL SUPPORT) TO: Wilfredo Obando 1072 NE 28th Ave. Okeechobee, FL 34972 YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action for dissolution of marriage has been led against you and that you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on Zelda Sue Obando whose address is 1072 NE 28th Ave., Okeechobee, FL 34972 on or before 1-10-2014, and le the original with the clerk of this Court at 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 34972, before service on Petitioner or immediately thereafter. I f you fail to do so, a default ma y be entered against you for the relief demanded in the petition. Copies of all court documents in this case, including orders, are available at the Clerk of the Circuit’s Court’s of ce. You may review these documents upon request. You must keep the Clerk of the Circuit Court’s of ce noti ed of your current address. (You may le Notice of Current Address, Florida Supreme Court Approved Family Law Form 12.915.) Future papers in this lawsuit will be mailed to the address on record at the clerk’s of ce. WARNING: Rule 12.285, Florida Family Law Rules of Procedure, requires certain automatic disclosure o f documents and information. Failure to comply can result in sanctions, including dismissal or striking of pleadings. DATED: 12-3-2013 SHARON ROBERTSON CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT BY: /S/ April Ho f Deputy Cler k 457961 ON 12/11,18,25/13 1/1/2014 Reading a newspaper helps you plan your time wisely.No wonder newspaper readers enjoy life more! No wonder newspaper readers enjoy life more!

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Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 47-2013-CA-000235 DLJ MORTGAGE CAPITAL, INC ; Plaintiff, VS. FOX; JOANNA FOX; ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER AND AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANT(S) WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS; UNKNOWN TENANT #1 IN POSSESSION OF THE PROPERTY; UNKNOWN TENANT #2 IN POSSESSION OF THE PROPERTY; Defendants NOTICE OF ACTION To the following Defendant(s): DAVID DWIGHT FOX Last Known Address 5869 NW 154TH AVE, OKEECHOBEE, FLORIDA 34972 JOANNA FOX Last Known Address 5869 NW 154TH AVE, OKEECHOBEE, FLORIDA 34972 YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action for Foreclosure of Mortgage on the following described property: LOT 15, PLATTS BLUFF RANCHES, AS PER SURVEY THEREOF, RECORDED IN O.R. BOOK 171, PAGE 877, ALSO RECORDED IN O.R. BOOK 172, PAGE 343, PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA TOGETHER WITH A 2005 MERT DOUBLEWIDE MOBILE HOME VIN #FLHML2F166928480A AND TITLE NO. 93496319 AND VIN #FLHML2F16628480B AND TITLE NO. 93499478 a/k/a 5869 NW 154TH AVE, OKEECHOBEE, FLORIDA 34972 has been led against you and you are required to serve a copy of you written defenses, if any, to it, on Marinosci Law Group, P.C., Attorney for Plaintiff, whose address is 100 W. Cypress Creek Road, Suite 1045, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33309, within thirty (30) days after the rst publication of this Notice in the THE OKEECHOBEE NEWS, le the original with the Clerk of this Court either before service on Plaintiff’s attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demand in the complaint. This notice is provided pursuant to Administrative Order No. 2.065. IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT, It is the intent of the 19th Judicial Circuit to provide reasonable accommodations when requested by quali ed persons with disabilities. If you are a person with a disability who needs an accommodation to participate in a court proceeding or access to a court facility, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact: Court Administration, 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port Saint Lucie, FL 34986; (772) 807-4370; 1-800-955-8771, if you are hearing or voice impaired. WITNESS my hand and the seal of this Court this 27th day of November, 2013. SHARON ROBERTSON, As Clerk of the Court BY: Jennifer Rediker, As Deputy Clerk 457645 ON 12/4,11/2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 47-2012-CA-000122 GREEN TREE SERVICING LLC Plaintiff, v. TIMOTHY K. ROLLER; JAMMIE N. AVANZO A/K/A JAMMIE N. SHEDDON; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF TIMOTHY K. ROLLER; UNKNOWN TENANT 1; UNKNOWN TENANT 2; AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST THE ABOVE NAMED DEFENDANT(S), WHO (IS/ARE) NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIM AS HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, LIENORS, CREDITORS, TRUSTEES, SPOUSES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS; CHASE BANK USA, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to the Summary Final Judgment of Foreclosure entered on November 05, 2013, in this cause, in the Circuit Court of Okeechobee County, Florida, the clerk shall sell the property situated in Okeechobee County, Florida, described as: BEGINNING AT THE NW CORNER OF THE NE 1/4 OF THE SE 1/4 OF THE SE 1/4 OF SECTION 17, TOWNSHIP 37 SOUTH, RANGE 35 EAST; RUNNING SOUTH 210 FEET; THENCE EAST 210 FEET; THENCE NORTH 210 FEET; THENCE WEST 210 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. LESS AND EXCEPTING THE NORTH 50 FEET FOR ROAD PURPOSES. SAID LAND SITUATE, LYING AND BEING IN OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. TOGETHER WITH A 1986 BEACHCOMER MOBILE HOME LOCATED THEREON AS A PERMANENT FIXTURE AND AN APPURTENANCE THERETO HAVING VIN NUMBER SSMFLAD73114, TITLE NUMBER 41959762, TITLE OF WHICH HAS BEEN RETIRED. a/k/a 1766 N.W. 4TH STREET, OKEECHOBEE, FL 34972 at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash, in the Jury Assembly Room on the Second Floor of the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, located at 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida, on January 8, 2014 beginning at 11:00 AM. If you are a person claiming a right to funds remaining after the sale, you must le a claim with the clerk no later than 60 days after the sale. If you fail to le a claim you will not be entitled to any remaining funds. Dated at Okeechobee, Florida, this 15th day of November, 2013. SHARON ROBERTSON CLERK OF COURT BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk Douglas C. Zahm, P.A. Designated Email Address: e ling@dczahm.com 12425 28th Street North, Suite 200 St. Petersburg, FL 33716 Telephone No. (727) 536-4911 Attorney for the PlaintiffIf 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. 457081 ON 12/11,18/2013 Public Notice Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 19 JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 47-2011-CA-000365 PNC BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION Plaintiff, vs.FENTON JOHN MOORE, DECEASED HIS/HER RESPECTIVE UNKNOWN SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, CREDITORS, LIENORS, AND TRUSTEES, AND ALL OTHER PERSONS CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST THE NAMED DEFENDANT; AND THE AFOREMENTIONED NAMED DEFENDANT AND SUCH OF THE AFOREMENTIONED UNKNOWN DEFENDANT AND SUCH OF THE UNKNOWN NAMED DEFENDANT AS MAY BE INFANTS, INCOMPETENTS OR OTHERWISE NOT SUI JURIS, 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 August 26, 2013, and entered in Case No. 47-2011CA-000365 of the Circuit Court of the 19 Judicial Circuit in and for Okeechobee County, Florida, wherein PNC Bank, National Association, is the Plaintiff and Fenton John Moore, deceased his/her respective unknown spouses, heirs, devisees, grantees, assignees, creditors, lienors, and trustees, and all other persons claiming by, through, under or against the named Defendant; and the aforementioned named Defendant and such of the aforementioned unknown Defendant and such of the unknown named Defendant as may be infants, incompetents or otherwise not sui juris; Unknown Tenant(s) n/k/a Louis Moore; and Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. successor by merger to Wachovia Bank, National Association, are the Defendants, the Clerk of Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in the Jury Assembly Room, 2nd Floor, at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 312 North West 3rd Street, Okeechobee, FL 34972, at 11:00 AM on January 8, 2014, the following described property set forth in said Order or Final Judgment, to wit: A Parcel of land lying and being in the Southwest 1/4 of Section 3, Township 34 South, Range 35 East, Okeechobee County, Florida, being more particularly described as follows: Commencing at the Southeast corner of the Southwest 1/4 of said Section 3, run North 0 30’ 41” West along the Easterly boundary of the Southwest 1/4 of Section 3, a distance of 118.21 feet to a point on the Easterly Right of Way of a 66 feet County Road, thence north 31 05’ 04” West a distance of 1,669.62 feet to the Point of Beginning. Thence continue North 31 05’ 04” West a distance of 320.00 feet, thence North 58 58’ 41” East, a distance of 680.95 feet, thence south 31 01’ 19” East, a distance of 319.26 feet, thence South 58 58’ 56” West, a distance of 680.63 feet to the Point of Beginning. 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.If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Corrie Johnson, ADA Coordinator, 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711.DATED at Okeechobee County, Florida, this 28th day of August, 2013. SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK Okeechobee County, Florida BY: Sandra L. Creech WWR #10075330 Wellman, Weinberg & Reis Co., L.P.A. Attorney for Plaintiff 550 West Cypress Creek Road, Suite 550 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309 Telephone # 954-740-5200 Facsimile# 954-740-5290 451835 ON 12/11,18/2013 Public Notice Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY. CIVIL DIVISION. CASE NO. 2011-CA-000260 NEAL S. LONG CONTRACTOR, Plaintiff, VS. DELLA LEONARD, UNKNOWN TENANTS, the names being ctitious to account for parties in possession, FLORIDA HOUSING FINANCE CORPORATION, and OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, a political subdivision of the State of Florida by its BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS, Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to the Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated November 18, 2013, and entered in Case No.: 2011-CA-000260 of the Circuit Court of the 19th Judicial Circuit, in and for Okeechobee County, Florida, wherein NEAL S. LONG CONTRACTOR, is the Plaintiff and DELLA LEONARD is the Defendant I will sell to the highest bidder for cash in the Jury Assembly Room, 2nd Floor, Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 34972, on the 8th day of January, 2014 at 11:00 A.M. the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, lying and being situate in Okeechobee County, Florida, to-wit: Parcel No: 1-17-37-36-0A00-00003-001E Commencing at the 1/4 section corner on the West boundary line of Section 17, Township 37 South, Range 36 East, run thence South 0 05’ 07” West along the West boundary line of the South 1/2 of said Section 17 for a distance of 278.00 feet for the POINT OF BEGINNING, thence continue South 0 05’ 07” West along the West boundary line of said South 1/2 of Section 17 for a distance of 200.00 feet, thence run South 8924’08” East parallel with the North boundary line of said South 1/2 of Section 17 for a distance of 100.00 feet, thence run North 005’07” East for a distance of 200.00 feet, thence run North 8924’08” West for a distance of 100.00 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING. Lying in and comprising a part of the South 1/2 of Section 17, Township 37 South, Range 36 East, Okeechobee County, Florida. LESS AND EXCEPT THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED PROPERTY AS RECORDED IN OFFICIAL RECORDS BOOK 203, PAGE 579, PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. Lot 2E, FOUR SEASONS ESTATES, more particularly described as follows: Commencing at the 1/4 section corner on the West boundary line of Section 17, Township 37 South, Range 36 East, run thence South 005’07” West along the West boundary line of the South 1/2 of said Section 17 for a distance of 378.00 feet for the POINT OF BEGINNING, thence continue South 005’07” West along the West boundary line of said South 1/2 of Section 17 for a distance of 100.00 feet, thence run South 8924’08” East parallel with the North boundary line of said South 1/2 of Section 17 for a distance of 100.00 feet, thence run North 005’07” East for a distance of 100.00 feet, thence run North 8924’08” West for a distance of 100.00 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING. Lying in and comprising a part of the South 1/2 of Section 17, Township 37 South, Range 36 East, 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 sixty (60) days of the sale. If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Corrie Johnson, ADA Coordinator, 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. DATED this 21st day of November, 2013. SHARON ROBERTSON Clerk of the Circuit Court BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk COLIN M. CAMERON, ESQ., P.A. Attorneys for Plaintiff 200 NE 4th Avenue, Okeechobee, FL 34972 (863) 763-8600 telephone 457660 ON 12/11,18/2013 Public Notice Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.: 472012CA000063CAAXMX PNC BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO NATIONAL CITY BANK, SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO HARBOR FEDERAL SAVINGS BANK Plaintiff, VS. UNKNOWN SPOUSE, HEIRS, BENEFICIARIES, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, CREDITORS, TRUSTEES AND ALL OTHER PARTIES CLAIMING AN INTEREST BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST THE ESTATE OF ROBERT NICHLAS, DECEASED, et al Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Summary Final Judgment of foreclosure dated NOVEMBER 7, 2013, and entered in Case No. 472012CA000063CAAXMX of the Circuit Court of the NINETEENTH Judicial Circuit in and for OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, Florida, wherein PNC BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO NATIONAL CITY BANK, SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO HARBOR FEDERAL SAVINGS BANK, is Plaintiff, and UNKNOWN SPOUSE, HEIRS, BENEFICIARIES, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, CREDITORS, TRUSTEES AND ALL OTHER PARTIES CLAIMING AN INTEREST BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST THE ESTATE OF ROBERT NICHLAS, DECEASED, et al are Defendants, the clerk will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash, beginning at 11:00 AM at THE OKEECHOBEE COUNTY JUDICIAL CENTER, Second Floor, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, FL 34972, in accordance with Chapter 45, Florida Statutes, on the 8TH day of JANUARY, 2014, the following described property as set forth in said Summary Final Judgment, to wit: LOT 23, SOUTHERN HOMESTEADS, UNIT 2, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 6, PAGES 88 AND 89, PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. TOGETHER WITH THAT CERTAIN MOBILE HOME DESIGNATED AS FOLLOWS: MAKE: GENERAL YEAR: 2005 ID NUMBERS: WHICH MOBILE HOME IS PERMANENTLY AFFIXED TO SAID LAND. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus funds from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must le a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated at Okeechobee, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, Florida, this 19TH day of NOVEMBER, 2013. Sharon Robertson Clerk of said Circuit Court BY: Sandra L. Creech As Deputy Clerk PNC BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO NATIONAL CITY BANK, SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO HARBOR FEDERAL SAVINGS BANK c/o Phelan Hallinan, PLC Attorneys for Plaintiff 2727 West Cypress Creek Road Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33309 954-462-7000 If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Corrie Johnson, ADA Coordinator, 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than seven (7) days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. SPANISH: Si usted es una persona discapacitada que necesita alguna adaptacion para poder participar de este procedimiento o evento; usted tiene derecho, sin costo alguno a que se le provea cierta ayuda. Favor de comunicarse con Corrie Johnson, Coordinadora de A.D.A., 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, Fl. 34986, (772) 807-4370 por lo menos 7 dias antes de que tenga que comparecer en corte o inmediatamente despues de haber recibido esta noti cacion si es que falta menos de 7 dias para su comparecencia. Si tiene una discapacidad auditiva o de habla, llame al 711. KREYOL: Si ou se yon moun ki kokobe ki bezwen asistans ou aparey pou ou ka patisipe nan prosedu sa-a, ou gen dwa san ou pa bezwen peye anyen pou ou jwen on seri de ed. Tanpri kontakte Corrie Johnson, Co-ordinator ADA, 250 NW Country Club Drive, suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 O’mwen 7 jou avan ke ou gen pou-ou paret nan tribunal, ou imediatman ke ou resevwa avis sa-a ou si le ke ou gen pou-ou ale nan tribunal-la mwens ke 7 jou; Si ou pa ka tande ou pale byen, rele 711. 457663 ON 12/11,18/2013 Public Notice 16 Okeechobee News December 11, 2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO: 2012-CA-000360 JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION Plaintiff, V S. ELLA B. RHODES A/K/A ELLA B. FIPPS A/K/A ELLA CHRISTINE RHODES; LAWRENCE DICKIE FIPPS; UNKNOWN TENANT I; UNKNOWN TENANT II, and any unknown heirs, devisees, grantees, creditors, and other unknown persons or unknown spouses claiming by, through and under any of the above-named Defendants, Defendants. AMENDED NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 2013 CA 32 ANITA RHODEN, Plaintiff, v. MARIAN MERRIL, Defendant. NOTICE OF CLERK’S SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to the Stipulated Final Judgment of Foreclosure, date August, 15, 2013, the undersigned Sharon Robertson, Clerk of Circuit OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE is hereby given that the undersigned Clerk of the Circuit Court of Okeechobee County, Florida, will on the 8th day of January, 2014 at 11:00 AM in the Jury Assembly Room, 2nd Floor, Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida, offer for sale and sell at public outcry to the highest and best bidder for cash, the following-described property situate in Okeechobee County, Florida: LOT 59 AND THE NORTH 1/2 OF LOT 60, BLOCK 202, OKEECHOBEE, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 5, PAGE 5, PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. pursuant to the Final Judgment entered in a case p endin g in said Court the style of which is indicated above. Any person or entity claiming an interest in the surplus, if any, resulting from the foreclosure sale, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens, must le a claim on same with the Clerk of Court within 60 days after the foreclosure sale. WITNESS my hand and of cial seal of said Court this 15th day of November, 2013.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 Clerk 456987 ON 12/11,18/2013 Court of Okeechobee County, Florida, will on the 8th day of January, 2014, at 11:00a.m., sell to the highest bidder for cash at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, second oor, Jury Assembly Room, 312 N.W. 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida, the following described estate situate, lying and being in Okeechobee County, Florida: Lot 574 of TAYLOR CREEK Who’s Who in the County, City, Law Enforcement, Fire Rescue, School Board, Etc. Employment ~ Recreation ~ FestivalsPlus Much, Much More! 2014 Community GuideOkeechobee County Friday, January 10, 2014 Friday, January 24, 2014 @ISLES SECTION 6, according to the Plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 5, Page(s) 30, 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 FILE A CLAIM WITHIN SIXTY (60) DAYS AFTER THE SALE. Dated this 23rd day of August, 2013. SHARON ROBERTSON Clerk of Circuit Court Okeechobee County, Florida BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk 451232 ON 12/11,18/2013 Grab a bargain from your neighbors garage, attic, basement or closet in todays classifieds. One mans trash is another mans treasure. Turn your trash to treasure with an ad in the classifieds. Call today for pricing and to reserve your ad space! Phone: 863.763.3134 Email: okeeadsales@newszap.com

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SEYMOUR, Attorney at Law 863-467-1894 An Aordable Way to Advertise! email: okeeadsales@newszap.com 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. 12000453CAAXMX BANK OF AMERICA, NA Plaintiff VS. TAMMY ELLERBEE AKA TAMMY LYNNE ELLERBEE NKA TAMMY COLBURN; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF TAMMY ELLERBEE AKA TAMMY LYNNE ELLERBEE NKA TAMMY COLBURN; ET AL Defendants NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that, in accordance with the Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated December 4, 2013 and entered in Case No. 12000453CAAXMX, of the Circuit Court of the Nineteenth Judicial Circuit in and for Okeechobee County, Florida. Bank of America, NA, Plaintiff and TAMMY ELLERBEE AKA TAMMY LYNNE ELLERBEE NKA TAMMY COLBURN; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF TAMMY ELLERBEE AKA TAMMY LYNNE ELLERBEE NKA TAMMY COLBURN; ET AL, are defendants. The Clerk of the Court will sell to the highest and bestidder for cash at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, second oor, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, FL 34974, SALE BEGINNING AT 11:00 AM ON THEPRESCRIBED DATE this January 8 2014, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: TRACT 1 COMMENCING AT THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF THE NE ONE-QUARTER OF THE SW ONE-QUARTER OF THE NE ONEQUARTER, SECTION 14, TOWNSHIP 37 SOUTH, RANGE 35 EAST, RUN THENCE ALONG THE EAST BOUNDARY LINE OF SAID NW ONE-QUARTER OF THE SW ONE-QUARTER OF THE NE ONEQUARTER AND THE CENTER LINE OF THE ELLERBEE ROAD FOR A DISTANCE OF 528.70 FEET FOR P.O.B. THENCE CONTINUE SOUTH FOR A DISTANCE OF 527.58 FEET, THENCE RUN SOUTH 89 DEGREES, 52 MINUTES, 20 SECONDS W. PARALLEL WITH THE NORTH BOUNDARY LINE OF SAID NE ONE-QUARTER OF THE SW ONE-QUARTER OF THE NE ONEQUTER, THENCE RUN NORTH 0 DEGREES 01 MINUTES 54 SECONDS W ALONG S WESATR BOUNDARY LINE OF THE NE ONE-QUARTER OF THE SW ONE-QUARTER OFAID THE NE ONE-QUARTER FOR A DISTANCE OF 527.58 FEET, THENCE RUN NORTH 89 DEGREES 52 MINUTES 20 SECONDS E FOR A DISTANCE OF 658.8 FEET TO P.O.B. LESS THE EAST 30.00 FEET RESERVED FOR A ROAD EASEMENT. LYING IN AND COMPRISING A PART OF THE NE ONE-QUARTER OF THE SW ONEQUARTER OF THE NE ONE-QUARTER OF THE NE ONE-QUARTER SECTION 14, TOWNSHIP 37 SOUTH RANGE 35 EAST, AND CONTAINING 7.98 ACRES, MORE OR LESS, OKECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. TRACT 11 BEGINNING AT THE NE CORNER OF THE SW ONE-QUARTER OF THE NE ONE-QUARTER OF SECTION 14, TOWNSHIP 37, RANGE 35 EAST, RUN SOUTH ALONG EAST BOUNDARY OF SAID SW ONE-QUARTER OF THE NE ONE-QUARTER FOR A DISTANCE OF 1320 FEET TO THE SE CORNER OF THE SW ONE-QUARTER OF THE NE ONE-QUARTER FOR A P.O.B., RUN THENCE WEST ALONG SOUTH BOUNDARY OF THE SW ONEQUARTER OF THE NE ONE-QUARTER A DISTANCE OF 650 FEET TO A POINT; RUN THENCE NORTH ON A LINE PARALLEL TO THE EAST BOUNDARY OF SAID SW ONE-QUARTER OF THE NE ONEQUARTER A DISTANCE OF 132 FEET TO A POINT; RUN THENCE EAST ON A LINE PARALLEL TO THE SOUTH BOUNDARY OF SAID SW ONE-QUARTER OF THE NE ONE-QUARTER FOR A DISTANCE OF 660 FEET TO A POINT ON THE EAST BOUNDARY OF THE SW ONE-QUARTER OF THE NE ONE-QUARTER AFORESAID; THENCE RUN SOUTH ALONG EAST BOUNDARY OF THE SW ONE-QUARTER OF THE NE ONE-QUARTER FOR A DISTANCE OF 132 FEET TO THE P.O.B. SAID TRACT CONTAINING 2 ACRES MORE OF LESS. LESS AND EXCEPTING A STRIP OF LAND OF 30 FEET WIDE OFF EAST SIDE OF SAID TRACT FOR HIGHWAY PURPOSES. Property Address: 1053 NE 28TH AVENUE, OKEECHOBEE, FL 34972-0000 A person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must le a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated this 5th day of December, 2013. SHARON ROBERTSON CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT BY: Sandra L. Creech As Deputy Clerk This notice is provided pursuant to Administrative Order No.2.065. If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Corrie Johnson, ADA Coordinator, 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772)807-4370, at least seven (7) days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than seven (7) days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. SPANISH: Si usted es una persona discapacitada que necesita alguna adaptacion para poder participar de este procedimiento o evento; usted tiene derecho, sin costo alguno a que se le provea cierta ayuda. Favor de comunicarse con Corrie Johnson, Coordinadora de A.D.A., 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, Fl. 34986, (772) 807-4370 por lo menos 7 dias antes de que tenga que comparecer en corte o inmediatamente despues de haber recibido esta noti cacion si es que falta menos de 7 dias para su comparecencia. Si tiene una discapacidad auditiva o de habla, llame al 711. KREYOL: Si ou se yon moun ki kokobe ki bezwen asistans ou aparey pou ou ka patisipe nan prosedu sa-a, ou gen dwa san ou pa bezwen peye anyen pou ou jwen on seri de ed. Tanpri kontakte Corrie Johnson, Co-ordinator ADA, 250 NW Country Club Drive, suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 O mwen 7 jou avan ke ou gen pou-ou paret nan tribunal, ou imediatman ke ou resevwa avis sa-a ou si le ke ou gen pou-ou ale nan tribunal-la mwens ke 7 jou; Si ou pa ka tande ou pale byen, rele 711 458113 ON 12/11,18/2013 Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice 17 Okeechobee News December 11, 2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 19TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO: 472012CA000406CAAXMX BANK OF AMERICA N.A., Plaintiff, V S. LUIS LIZANO; et al, Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Non Jury Trial of Foreclosure dated October 25, 2013 entered in Civil Case No.: 472009CA000406CAAXMX of the Circuit Court of the 19th Judicial Circuit in and for Okeechobee County, Florida, Sharon Robertson Clerk of the Circuit Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, FL, in the Jury Assembly Room, 2nd Floor, Okeechobee County Judicial Center beginning at 11:00 A.M. on the 8th day of January, 2014, the following described property as set forth in said Summary Final Judgment, to-wit: LOT 148, INDIAN HAMMOCK HUNT AND RIDING CLUB, ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 4, PAGE(S) 25 THROUGH 69, 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 15th day of November, 2013. SHARON ROBERTSON Clerk of the Circuit Court 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 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 NOTIFICATION IF THE TIME BEFORE THE SCHEDULED APPEARANCE IS LESS THAN 7 DAYS; IF YOU ARE HEARING OR VOICE IMPAIRED, CALL 711457076 ON 12/11,18/2013 LEGAL NOTICE A public auction will be held at B M J Towing, Inc. Lot at 414 South Parrott Avenue, Okeechobee, Florida 34974 on FRIDAY THE 20th day of DECEMBER 2013 from 10:00-11:00 A.M. Pursuant to Florida statue 713.78 for unpaid towing and storage. Year, Make, Model & Vin’s as follows: 1999 DODGE CARAVAN WAGON 2B4FP253XXR225558 2009 DODGE CALIBER 4 DOOR 1B3HB48B97D218923 1992 CHRYSLER NEWYORKER 1C3XC66R9ND760575 2002 ATURN L SERIES 1G8JT54F42Y534690 1998 DODGE DAKOTA SPORT 1B7FL26X1WS625070 Terms of sale are cash, and no checks will be accepted. The seller reserves the right of nal bid. All sales are nal. No refunds will be made. Said automobiles will be sold in “AS IS” with no guarantees. 458171 ON 12/11/2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 19TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION: CASE NO.: 2010CA000113 BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP FKA COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS SERVICING LP, Plaintiff, VS. EDELSIS LOZANO; UNKNOWN TENANT(S); IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY, Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated the 24th day of October, 2013, and entered in Case No. 2010CA000113, of the Circuit Court of the 19TH Judicial Circuit in and for Okeechobee County, Florida, wherein BANK OF AMERICA, N.A. is the Plaintiff and EDELSIS LOZANO, UNKNOWN TENANT(S), IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY are defendants. The Clerk of this Court shall 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, 11:00 AM on the 8th day of January, 2014, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: LOT 12 OF R-BAR ESTATES UNIT NO. 1, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 5, PAGES 31 AND 32 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 FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE.If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Corrie Johnson, ADA Coordinator, 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. 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 to menos 7 dias antes de que tenga que comparecer en corte o inmediatamente despues de haber recibido esta noti cacion si es que falta menos de 7 dias para su comparecencia. Si tiene una discapacidad auditiva o de habla, llame at 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, Coordinator 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 pouou ale nan tribunal-la mwens ke 7 jou; Si ou pa ka tande ou pale byen, rele 711. Dated this 31st day of October, 2013. SHARON ROBERTSON Clerk Of The Circuit Court By: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk Choice Legal Group, P.A. 1800 NW 49th Street, Suite 120 Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33309 Telephone: (954) 453-0365 Facsimile: (954) 771-6052 Toll Free: 1-800-441-2438 DESIGNATED PRIMARY E-MAIL FOR SERVICE PURSUANT TO FLA. R. JUD. ADMIN 2.516 eservice@clegalgroup.com 456684 ON 12/11,18/2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION CASE NO. 47-2012-CA-000351 NATIONSTAR MORTGAGE, LLC, Plaintiff, VS.ALAN FORNELLA, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, A POLITICAL SUBDIVISION OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA, BRANDY M. ELLIS, DENEE FORNELLA, HIGHLANDS INDEPENDENT BANK, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA A POLITICAL SUBDIVISION OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA, UNKNOWN TENANT IN POSSESSION#1, UNKNOWN TENANT IN POSSESSION #2, Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Summary Final Judgment of Foreclosure led October 22, 2013 entered in Civil Case No. 47-2012CA-000351 of the Circuit Court of the NINETEENTH Judicial Circuit in and for Okeechobee County, Okeechobee, Florida, the Clerk of Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in the Jury Assembly Room, 2nd Floor of the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 312 Northwest 3rd Street, Okeechobee, FL. 34972 in accordance with Chapter 45, Florida Statutes on the 8th day of January, 2014 at 11:00 AM on the following described property as set forth in said Summary Final Judgment, towit: The West 1/2 of the West 1/2 of the South 1/2 of the South 1/2 of Tract 2, Section 21, in the Southern Colonization Company Plat of Township 34 South, Range 33 East, according to the Plat thereof, recorded in Plat Book 4, Page 3, Public records of Okeechobee County, Florida. a/k/a Lot M. 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 24th day of October, 2013. SHARON ROBERTSON As Clerk of the Court BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk MCCALLA RAYMER, LLC, ATTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF 110 SE 6TH STREET FORT LAUDERDALE, FL 33301 (407) 674-1850 If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Corrie Johnson, ADA Coordinator, 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. 456694 ON 12/11,18/2013 READING A NEWSPAPER...leads you to the best products and services. IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION CASE NO. 2009-CA-000137 NATIONAL CITY BANK, SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO HARBOR FEDERAL SAVINGS BANK, Plaintiff, VS. CHRISTOPHER K. HILL AND AMBER HILL A/K/A AMBER L. HILL, et.al. Defendant(s). AMENDED NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated August 27, 2103, and entered in 2009-CA-000137 of the Circuit Court of the Nineteenth Judicial Circuit in and for Okeechobee County, Florida, wherein PNC BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO NATIONAL CITY BANK, SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO HARBOR FEDERAL SAVINGS BANK, is the Plaintiff and CHRISTOPHER K. HILL; AMBER HILL A/K/A AMBER L. HILL; JOHN DOE; JANE DOE 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 January 8, 2014, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: LOTS 1 AND 12, BLOCK 3, TROPICAL GARDENS, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 6, 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 13th day of November, 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. 456985 ON 12/11,18/2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION CASE NO. 47-2013-CA-000124 LIBERTY HOME EQUITY SOLUTIONS, INC, Plaintiff, VS. SARA M. LORD, THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA ON BEHALF OF THE SECRETARY OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT, UNKNOWN TENANT IN POSSESSION 1, UNKNOWN TENANT IN POSSESSION 2, UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF SARA M. LORD, Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Summary Final Judgment of Foreclosure led October 22, 2013 entered in Civil Case No. 47-2013CA-000124 of the Circuit Court of the NINETEENTH Judicial Circuit in and for Okeechobee County, Okeechobee, Florida, the Clerk of Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in the Jury Assembly Room, 2nd Floor of the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 312 Northwest 3rd Street, Okeechobee, FL. 34972 in accordance with Chapter 45, Florida Statutes on the 8th day of January, 2014 at 11:00 AM on the following described property as set forth in said Summary Final Judgment, towit: LOT 19, BLOCK 7, REVISED PLAT OF FIRST ADDITION TO PINE RIDGE PARK, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 90, 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 24TH day of OCTOBER, 2013. SHARON ROBERTSON As Clerk of the Court BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Cler k 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. 456687 ON 12/11,18/2013 863.763.3134 or okeeadsales@newszap.com € Subscribe: readerservices@newszap.com ”orida.newszap.com @okeechobeenews /okeechobeenews

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Public Notice Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA, CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 47-2012-CA-000018 FIFTH THIRD MORTGAGE COMPANY, Plaintiff V S. SHIRLEY TILL, et al. Defendant(s) NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated October 22, 2013, entered in Civil Case Number 47-2012CA-000018, in the Circuit Court for Okeechobee County, Florida, wherein FIFTH THIRD MORTGAGE COMPANY is the Plaintiff, and SHIRLEY TILL, et al., are the Defendants, Okeechobee County Clerk of Court will sell the property situated in Okeechobee County, Florida, described as: LOT 9 AND LOT 12, BLOCK 16, OAKPARK SUBDIVISION, 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 8th day of January, 2014. 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 NOTICE UNDER FICTITIOUS NAME LAW Notice is hereby given that the undersigned, pursuant to the “Fictitious Name Statue,” will register with Florida Department of State, Division of Corporations the ctitious name, to wit: America Tax Services Under which we expect to engage in business at: Park Street Okeechobee, FL 34974 In the City of Okeechobee/County of Okeechobee, Florida. That the parties interested in said Business enterprise are: Gianinna A. Mitchell Dated at Okeechobee, Okeechobee County, Florida this the 9th day of Dec. 2013. 458316 ON 12/11/2013 18 Okeechobee News December 11, 2013must le a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated: October 24, 2013. SHARON ROBERTSON Clerk of Circuit Court BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk FLORIDA FORECLOSURE ATTORNEYS, PLLC 4855 Technology Way, Suite 500 Boca Raton, FL 33431 Telephone: (727) 446-4826 Email: emailservice@ffapllc.com Our File No: CA11-06558 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 despues de haber recibido esta noti cacion si es que falta menos de 7 dias para su comparecencia. Si tiene una discapacidad auditiva o de habla, llame al 711. Si ou se yon moun ki kokobe ki bezwen asistans ou apary pou ou ka patisipe nan prosedu sa-a, ou gen dwa san ou pa bezwen peye anyen pou ou jwen on seri de ed. Tanpri kontakte Corrie Johnson, Co-ordinator ADA, 250 NW Country Club Drive, suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 O’mwen 7 jou avan ke ou gen pou-ou part nan tribunal, ou imediatman ke ou resevwa avis sa-a ou si le ke ou gen pou-ou ale nan tribunalla mwens ke 7 jou; Si ou pa ka tande ou pale byen, rele 711. 456690 ON 12/11,18/2013 Okeechobee News/ Katrina ElskenThe Flower Petals oat in the Dec. 7 Christmas Parade in downtown Okeechobee featured characters from Dr. Seuss stories. For more photos, see the link on the Okeechobee News facebook page. Okeechobee News/ Katrina ElskenThe Okeechobee High School Blazing Brahmans Marching Band was one of the hi g hli g hts of the Christmas Parade. Okeechobee News/ Katrina ElskenEverglades Elementary School was among the local schools participating in the parade. Okeechobee News/ Katrina ElskenAt the end of the parade Santa arrived, on a slei g h p ulled b y motorc y cles. Parade brings Christmas cheer to downtown Okeechobee Okeechobee News/ Katrina ElskenA shepherd kept watch on a oat depicting a Nativity scene,

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 19 Okeechobee News December 11, 2013 Crossword Puzzle ACROSS 1 In secret 8 Picks up slowly 14 Staunch 15 Tank top? 16 Divine dinner 17 Bergman of film 18 Pricey order from a butcher 19 Caldecott Medal winner __ Jack Keats 21 Tropical cousin of the raccoon 22 Capital of Lithuania? 23 1971 Matthau film directed by Jack Lemmon 25 __WarŽ: Shatner series 26 One involved in litigation 28 Hard times 30 Parenthetical passage 32 Sommelier, often 33 Pitchmans pitches 35 Became less ardent 36 Aesop character, usually 37 Skunk cabbage and jack-in-thepulpit, e.g. 38 Much-devalued holding, in modern lingo 40 Yorkshire river 44 Rule, in Rouen 45 Overpromoted 46 Common URL finish 47 Cub Scouts pack leader 49 Stem-to-branch angle 51 Radiohead frontman Yorke 52 Eat ones words 54 Pervasiveness 56 90s Seattle-born music style 57 Lively musical passages 58 Regard 59 Plays for a fool DOWN 1 Ornamental gilded bronze 2 Developed, in a way 3 Fork-tailed bird 4 Original network of Fraggle RockŽ 5 Unnamed alternative 6 Radio game show with a panel of gifted children 7 Apricot-like shade 8 Hatchback with a TSI engine 9 Home of counterculture? 10 Logical term 11 Sculptors framework 12 Put in order 13 Person in a picket line 14 Raconteurs repertoire 20 Justice Dept. bureau 24 Lame excuse 27 Spider-ManŽ director Sam 28 Female poet known to friends as VincentŽ 29 Oral Roberts University site 31 Dramatic transformation 33 Plays for a fool 34 Halle Berrys hairstyle 35 Like a good witness 36 Not in custody 37 Like some spore reproduction 39 Place for a rest cure 41 Suzuki of the Mariners 42 Act the cheerleader 43 Winged statuettes 48 Swim meet division 50 Readers Digest co-founder Wallace 51 Harbor vessels 53 President pro __ 55 Logical letters By Brad Wilber (c)2011 Tribune Media Services, Inc. 10/29/11 10/29/11 ANSWER TO PREVIOUS PUZZLE: Edited by Rich Norris and Joyce Nichols Lewis xwordeditor@aol.com Reading a newspaper provides the opportunity to get involved in your community.No wonder newspaper readers are more popular! STUART--The 40th Annual Stuart Boat Show returns Friday, Jan. 10 for a three-day festive event along the waterfront. Spanning a quarter of a mile on land and situated across three marinas, the Stuart Boat Show offers a variety of boats that will leave every boat lover satis ed. "We are expecting over 150 local, national and international exhibitors at this year's show with hundreds of boats in-water and on land," said Allen. Hundreds of different boat brands and models will be represented at the show, including the latest models of motor yachts, cruisers, trawlers, skiffs, speedboats, sport shing boats, and pontoons. Boats range from 12 feet to over 100 feet in length and are priced from thousands of dollars to millions. Where else can you kick off your shoes and step aboard the luxury million dollar yachts? Visitors also w ill see the latest in personal watercraft, marine electronics, outboard and inline engines, boating equipment and accessories, boat lifts, shing gear, nautical clothing and jewelry, as well as nancing and insurance companies. The Fisherman's Village, an area devoted exclusively to shing makes its return this y ear. Complete with shing seminar clinics for the kids with rod and reel and givea-ways for the children who participate. Schooner's Bay Resort is holding a drawing to give-a-way a weekend for two at its resort in the Bahamas. And the Miami Bill sh Tournament will be selling raf e tickets for $25 apiece for a chance to win a 25' T Contender boat to be raf ed off on April 5th. Live music, festive island food and make the Stuart Boat Show a great place for a family to spend their day! The show runs from January 10-12 and is located along the scenic St. Lucie River and SR 707/Old Dixie Highway at the foot of the Roosevelt Bridge. Show hours are Friday, Jan. 10 and Saturday, Jan. 11 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday, Jan. 12 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. General admission is only $10 for adults and children under 10 years old are free. Parking with water taxi and shuttle service is available. The Stuart Boat Show is owned by the Marine Industries Association of the Treasure Coast and is produced and managed by AllSports Productions, Inc. The event is sponsored in part by the Martin County Development Council. Those who wish to exhibit in the show, or for more information on the show please call 954-522-5288 or visit the website at www. allsportsproductions.net and https://www. facebook.com/StuartBoatShow Stuart Boat Show to feature variety of boats New single seniors club to host danceA new single senior club will host a dance on Jan. 4, 2014, at Cowboys, 202 N. E. Sevenh Ave. Doors open at 5 p.m. The dance will start at 7 p.m. with music by Carl F. Cable. Please RSVP by Dec. 18. For information, call Marie-Paile at 863-357-0676.

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 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 772-318-4325 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 detail s Sales 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 PRE-OWNED VEHICLES 2005 Buick LaCrosse$9,490 2002 Volswagen Jetta$15,000 2011 Kia Sorento$20,496 2012 Ford Focus$14,756 2013 Dodge Avenger$15,990 2011 BMW 328i$22,996 2012 Ford Focus$14,990 2012 Toyota RAV4$16,000 2013 Chrysler 300$23,997 2008 Mercury Mountaineer $14,990 2012 GMC Terrain$17,000 2013 GMC Terrain$24,990 2011 Mazda Mazda 3$11,990 2009 Saturn VUE Hybrid$15,500 2011 Hyundai Tucson$20,996 2012 Nissan Sentra$13,000 2012 Ford Fusion$15,987 2011 Ford Flex$21,896 20 Okeechobee News December 11, 2013