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Wednesday, December 18, 2013 50¢ Plus tax V ol. 104 No. 151 14.42 feetLast Year: 15.17 feet Lake Levels S ource: South Florida Water M anagement District. Depth given i n feet above sea level See page 4 for information about how to contact this newspaper. Okeechobee News/ Charles MurphyOHS hosts prep wrestling classicOkeechobee HIgh School’s Jake Menendez (in white) fought hard in his matches at the Big Lake Wrestling Classic held Saturday at OHS. For the story, see page 5. By Eric KoppOkeechobee News ’Tis the season for friends, family and good times. It’s also the time of year that you’d better keep a close watch on your debit and/or credit cards. A detective with the Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Of ce (OCSO) said Tuesday he’s been assigned seven new credit card fraud cases that occurred over the past weekend. A detective with the Okeechobee City Police Department (OCPD) said he’s had at least 20 complaints where a victim’s card has been used without their knowledge. OCPD Detective Bill Saum said these cases all took place from Friday, Dec. 13, until Monday, Dec. 16. “They’re people from all walks of life and they’ve used their cards at different places,” said Detective Saum. So far, he’s found local cards used as far away as the United Kingdom, as well as in California and Tennessee. OCSO Detective Lieutenant Brad Stark said the sheriff’s of ce has worked 158 credit card fraud cases so far this year. OCSO Detective Bryan Lowe said Tuesday he’s been assigned seven new fraud cases from incidents that occurred over the weekend — Dec. 13 through Dec. 16. Still, the types of credit card fraud cases being worked by the two local agencies are different. For the sheriff’s of ce, Lt. Stark said their cases revolve around people who use their credit cards to pay for things over the internet. The crooks then get that number and make purchases over the internet. The lieutenant said it rare that his detectives can do anything about this type of credit card fraud because the credit card company will usually give the cardholder’s money back to Credit card fraud on the riseOHS girls soccer team beats Port St. Lucie ... Page 11 See FRAUD — Page 5 Electronic devices takenBy Eric KoppOkeechobee News An area elementary school was burglarized over the weekend and a number of electronic devices, computers and cameras were taken. According to an Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Of ce (OCSO) report an unknown number of intruders entered Everglades Elementary School, 3725 S.E. Eighth St., over the weekend. They apparently entered the school through a window. OCSO Deputy and School Resource Of cer Keith Murrish stated in his report the burglar y was discovered Monday morning, Dec. 16, when a teacher went to a cabinet to get the electronic devices. Stolen were: six Apple i-Pod touches; two Apple i-Pads; three Nikon Coolpix cameras; and, one Apple i-Pod Nano. Everglades Elementary burglarizedSee SCHOOL — Page 5 Thieves target W almart ... Page 7

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 will be closed Tuesday, Dec. 24 & Wednesday, Dec. 25 for Christmas Wednesday, Dec. 25 ROP DEADLINE Noon on Friday, Dec 20. 11am on Mon, Dec. 23Obituary Deadline 3pm on Mon. Dec. 23 Friday, Dec. 273pm on Monday, Dec 23. Always on Top of the JobŽRe-Roofing Specialists€ Metal & Shingle Roofs € Flats & Leaks Repair FREE ESTIMATES863-357-3838State Lic.#CCC1327338 2 Okeechobee News December 18, 2013 Today: Mainly sunny. High 74F. Winds NNE at 5 to 10 mph. Tonight: A mostly clear sky. Low 49F. Winds light and variable.Extended ForecastThursday: Partly cloudy skies. High 78F. Winds E at 10 to 15 mph. Thursday Night: Clear skies with a few passing clouds. Low 61F. Winds light and v ariable. Friday: Except for a few afternoon clouds, mainly sunny. High 82F. Winds ESE at 5 to 10 mph. Friday Night: Mainly clear. Low around 65F. Winds light and variable. Saturday: Foggy early, then partly cloudy later in the day. High 83F. Winds ESE at 10 to 20 mph. Saturday Night: Clear skies early, then becoming foggy and damp later at night. Low 66F. Winds SE at 5 to 10 mph. Okeechobee Forecast By Katrina ElskenOkeechobee News The Okeechobee County Fair is growing every year, Linda Syfrett, president of the Okeechobee County Fair Association told the Okeechobee County Commissioners at their Dec. 12 meeting. “We didn’t make quite as much money this year as last year because we spent a lot of it,” Mrs. Syfrett explained. One of those expenses was a new mobile fair of ce. “It is very visible so that we can address any needs — from questions from vendors to a lost child,” she said. In addition, the fair committee purchased a computer and software to take care of the competitive events. Mrs. Syfrett said the fair showcases all kinds of arts and crafts from the community including sewing, photography, painting, w ood carving, horticulture baking, canning, leather working and Lego™ building. She said there are youth and adult competitions. “We had 400 entries last year,” she explained. “Each entry must have a recorded tag and then the other half of the tag is put on the entry. “Prior to this time, those tags had to be done by hand,” she said. The fair committee also purchased equipment to make photo IDs for everyone involved with the fair, including the vendors and the volunteers. Other expenses included repair to some asphalt on the fairgrounds and additional enhancements to the electrical system. The 2012 fair brought in $131,432 and had expenses of $128,658 for a pro t of $2,773. Mrs. Syfrett said because it is licensed county fair, the State Department of Agriculture provided $4,320 in premiums which was used for prizes for those who competed in the fair events and the youth livestock show. This year’s fair will have two days of barrel racing, including some professional barrel racing events. It will also include performances the Dis-Connected K9 Show, which features rescue dogs that have won national frisbee events. Lance Gifford Magic Show and the petting zoo will return, along with the popular giraffe. This year the petting zoo will also have an aviary. Instead of racing pigs, this year’s fair will have a “banana derby” with monkeys riding dogs. They will also have a “canned food night” and the donations will go to a local food bank. The fair is held in conjunction with the youth livestock show, she explained. “This gives people who come to the fair a chance to see all of the hard work these young people do and they get to see their animals,” she told the board. She said the Young Farmers and Ranchers host a barbecue on the night of the livestock sale and that money goes for scholarships. “I can tell you from working out there that it could not be done without your volunteers from the community,” said Commissioner Margaret Helton. “They put in a lot of hours and a lot of hard work.” “And they enjoy it,” added Mrs. Syfrett. County administrator Robbie Chartier said the county should draft a new agreement with the fair board, because the original agreement was for a 10-day fair and the fair is now six days. Mrs. Syfrett asked for a ve-year contract. “We had an amendment to extend the agreement between the county and the fair to the year 2017,” she said. “In the course of planning the fair and looking at various expenses, we try to have a ve-year plan like most businesses do. We try to have ve-year contracts for tents and fencing.” She said with ve-year pacts for services, they can get better prices and save some money. “And we have the con dence that it is taken care of,” she said. “With anything else usually it’s a threeyear contract,” said Commission Chairman Frank Irby. “It’s unusual to me to have a rolling contract.” “We are an unusual fair in that we don’t own the fairgrounds,” pointed out Mrs. Syfrett. The 2014 Okeechobee County Fair will begin March 11 and conclude March 16. Plans under way for 2014 Okeechobee County Fair  The Chamber of Commerce of Okeechobee County has teamed with TD Bank to present a special seminar, “Analyzing Your Competition,” to be held in the chamber’s conference room on Thursday, Dec. 19, from-noon to 1 p.m. Light refreshments will be served. This seminar will give you the know-how to determine your competition’s weak points as well as your company’s strengths using the SWOT method. Learn how to make your business sustainable and increase pro ts. This seminar is provided at no cost and all you need to do is go to www.okeechobeebusiness.com to reserve your spot. Seating is limited, so register today.  Get your ammo now! Thursday, Dec. 19, 2013 a Concealed Weapons Class will take place at the Chamber of Commerce from 7 to 9 p.m. the cost is $40.00 and you must be paid and registered before the class. For convenience you may also register online at www.okeechobeebusiness.com  The Chamber of Commerce of Okeechobee County would like to wish you all Merry Christmas & Happy New Year. On Dec. 24, the chamber will be open from 9 a.m. to noon. Dec. 25 the Chamber of Commerce will be closed. On Dec. 31, the chamber will be open from 9 a.m. to noon. On Jan. 1, the chamber will be closed. 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 become 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 @ 863-467-6246 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 GOP women’s club to celebrate anniversaryThe Okeechobee Federated Republican Women’s Club will celebrate their rst anniversary with a dinner with Congressman Tom Rooney. The event will be held at Cowboy’s Restaurant, 202 N.E. Seventh Ave., in the private dining room at 6 p.m. on Jan. 2, 2014. The cost for admission is $25 pre-paid, and $30 at the door. The full Cowboy’s menu will remain open. Desserts will be provided. A cash bar will also be available. RSVP is a must as seating is very limited. For reservations, call 863-634-8474 or e-mail okeechobeecfrw@gmail.com. Art Fest seeking artistsThe 2014 Top of the Lake Art Fest is looking for artists. Entry forms for artists are now 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.

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By Katrina ElskenOkeechobee News Okeechobee children are drinking more milk when their families go out to eat at Pogey’s Restaurant. To promote good nutrition, the restaurant offers free milk to children under the age of 12 at breakfast and lunch. Owners Doug and Sandi Vest started the program about a year ago with the encouragement of Okeechobee dairyman John Larson who is on the National Dairy Promotion and Research Board. The rst week, they had about eight or nine requests for free milk, said Mr. Vest. Now, the restaurant averages 200 or more children drinking free milk with their meals every weekend. He said instead of allowing their children to order soft drinks with their meal, parents are now telling them, “you’re drinking milk.” Michelle Cooper of Dairy Farmers Inc. said Pogey’s free milk program is an inspiration to other restaurants. “It encourages families to start their day off right,” she said. “This is one of the many programs to help ght childhood obesity,” said Mr. Larson. He said the National Dairy Council and the NFL have also launched the Fuel Up to Play 60 program, in collaboration with United States Department of Agriculture. The program, in more than 70,000 schools, provides youth with concrete opportunities to improve healthy eating and spend at least 60 minutes a day in physical activity, 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Check off your list.Get all your gift shopping done while you get your groceries. Nice! Card designs vary by store. See card for details, terms, and conditions, which may vary. Subject to availability. All trademarks are property of their respective owners. Gift cards have no cash value until activated by the cashier. 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 18, 2013 Restaurant promotes good nutrition for kids Okeechobee News/ Katrina ElskenOn Monday, a display sign from Florida Dairy Farmers was presented to Pogey’s Restaurant. It states “Kids 12 and under receive FREE MILK with breakfast or lunch. Florida’s dairy farm families applaud Pogey’s owners Doug and Sandi Vest for giving back to the community and prompting nature’s most perfect food — milk.” Left to right are Red Larson, Reda Larson, John Larson, Sandi Vest and Doug Vest. Okeechobee News/ Katrina ElskenMilk is not just for kids. Toasting with frosty mugs of milk at Pogey’s Restaurant are Steve Hanson of Dairy Management Inc., Red Larson, Reda Larson, Michelle Cooper and John Larson.

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A nimals What’s the world coming to when s omeone throws a kitten out of a moving vehicle? My son was shing with his friend and his father and they saw someone throw this c ute baby kitten over a bridge into the lake. T he father jumped in the lake and saved it and now the kitten is a member of my family. To that person who did that to the kitten y ou deserve to be thrown over a bridge also. T here are places to take animals that are not w anted.Restaurant inspections Someone recently told me how to c heck on the inspection status of a local rest aurant. Go to www.my oridalicense.com. Click on “search food & lodging inspect ions.” Then click on “search by name.” You c an put in the name of the restaurant and under “optional search criteria” you can put “Okeechobee” to narrow it down. When it brings up the restaurant name and you click on that, you have the option to view the recent inspections. It is an eye opener. I think it is de nitely a good idea to check the inspection reports before going out to eat. Some local restaurants have good reports and obviously pay attention to health and safety issues. Others, well after reading the reports, you will probably lose your appetite.Holiday gifts It’s Christmas shopping time and every year some people are tempted to give a puppy or a kitten as a gift. Often these animals wind up neglected or dumped in a shelter a few weeks after the holiday. Before you consider giving someone an animal, make sure they really want the animal and that they are willing and able to take care of it properly. Never buy an animal on a “whim.” Also, the person who is going to take care of the animal should choose it. Some animals might not bond with certain people. Animals have personalities. They aren’t all the same. A better idea is to give the person a gift certi cate to go and pick out a pet from a rescue shelter after the holidays.Thoughts to ponder Worry is a waste of time. It doesn’t change anything. All it does is steal your joy and keep you very busy doing nothing. Mission says thanksOur mission would like to take this time to thank everyone who helped in some way with our annual Thanksgiving Dinners to the needy, homeless and anyone who just wanted to eat with us on Thanksgiving Day. With delivered meals and dine in eat meals we served 2146 dinners. Thank you to Christ Fellowship in Palm Beach County for supplying the delivered meals and thanks to all in the communit y who supplied and cooked foods, donated and delivered the meals and stayed with us on thanksgiving Dat to set up, serve and clean up. Also thanks to the First United Church for letting us use their facilities. Bruce and Mary Anne Big Lake Missions Outreach December 18, 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! 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. Santa travels by retruckThe City of Okeechobee has planned the following holiday events: Santa will again tour the areas within the city limits on the city re truck. Santa’s schedule is: Dec. 18 in the northwest and northeast sections; Dec. 19 in the southeast section; and, Dec. 20 in the southwest section. (This is a correction of the dates originally advertised.)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.Santa to visit Flagler ParkThe Okeechobee Kiwanis and Key Clubs will host Santa in the Park at the bandstand in Flagler Park, Dec. 18-23 from 6 until 8 p.m.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 Cantata plannedThe Okeechobee Community Choir, in its 15th year under the direction of Sandy Perry, will present the Christmas Cantata on Frida y and Saturday, Dec. 20 and 21; and Sunday, Dec. 22. The cantata will be presented at the First United Methodist Church at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday; and, at 3 p.m. on Sunday. For information, call Sandy at 863-634-7714.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. Santa will give 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 863-623-4939. Holiday Happenings Correction: IRSC graduation tonightIndian River State College will hold its third Fall Commencement on Wednesday, Dec. 18, at 3 p.m. at the Fenn Center in Fort Pierce. A press release printed in the Sunday newspaper mistakenly gave the graduation date as Tuesday, Dec. 18. We regret the error and any confusion it may have caused. The Holiday shopping season is here again. This list of safety tips is as important as your gift list. Check this list twice before y ou head out to the store! 1. Be alert and aware. Be attentive to your surroundings at all times. 2. Only carry the amount of cash that is necessary to make a purchase. Be discreet w ith cash so not to draw attention to you w hen paying. 3. Take extra precautions with your wallet and purse. Do not leave either unattended in the front of the shopping cart. 4. Allow for the darkness. It gets dark early this time of the year, so be sure to factor that into your shopping plans. 5. Instruct your children on holiday shopping safety, have a location to meet if the children get separated from you. 6. Always lock your car doors and remember where you parked. 7. Be sure to put valuables in your vehicle out of sight (i.e. packages, purses, mobile phones, CDs etc) place them in the trunk or take them with you. 8. Never hide spare keys in or on your vehicle, these are easy to nd. If you need spare keys keep them in your purse or wallet and take them with you. 9. Be alert to suspicious persons or circumstances. Avoid parking where you see someone sitting in their vehicle for no apparent reason. 10. Trust your instincts. If you feel unsafe or insecure about a situation report it to store security. 12. Report all suspicious activity to 9-1-1. Source: Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Ofce Facebook page Holiday tips for shoppers offered

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 5 Okeechobee News December 18, 2013 By Charles M. MurphyOkeechobee News Okeechobee nished sixth out of 10 teams Saturday at the annual Big Lake Wrestling Classic at Okeechobee High School. Okeechobee nished third in their pool behind Blanche Ely and American Heritage Delray. Okeechobee defeated Blanche Ely in their rst dual and defeated Fort Pierce Westwood but also fell to a talented American Heritage team. Heavyweight Greg Hernandez had a strong tournament with two wins in the early duals. Drayton Billie was impressive in a marathon 20-15 victory in his match against Westwood. The Lakeland Dreadnaughts won the tournament, Sebring was second, Blanche Ely was tied for third with Treasure Coast, American Heritage was fourth and Sarasota Military Academy nished fth. Vero Beach nished seventh, Westwood in eighth place and Bradenton Christian Academy nished ninth. The coaches honored Lakeland's Matt Markowski as the top wrestler in the tournament. The Brahman lineup for the tournament included Tiffany Bowers, Del no Garcia, Matthew Lanning, Todd Lanning, Chris Lutjen, Timothy Bearden, Cody Grif th, Drayton Billie, Daniel Nobles, Sebastian Fulleda, Joseph Turbush, Erik Gaitan, Logan Lipscomb, Disan Hernandez, Jake Menendez, Francisco Compton, Jacob Dupree and Gregory Hernandez. The Brahman wrestling team will compete in the Immokalee High School Tournament Saturday, Dec. 21. OHS mat team is 6th in Big Lake Wrestling Classic them. "If it happens, it's an inconvenience," said Lt. Stark. "You contact the credit card company and they give you your money back. "It's the nature of the beast. People out there have ways to get your information," he added. The lieutenant alluded to one local case w here someone obtained the victim's card number then used it to purchase items from V ictoria's Secret in Sarasota, as well as two other stores. That card holder last used their MasterCard on Friday, Dec. 13, at a local eatery. The victim then went to buy gas at a local store on Saturday, Dec. 14, but his card was denied. He then found out it had been used ve time in Sarasota for a total of $758.33. With Detective Saum's cases crooks aren't just using numbers, they're actually cloning cards. "Someone is actually using cards. Every v ictim we have so far, physically, has their cards in their hands," he explained. The OCPD investigator explained that in many of his cases the crooks are using a debit card as a credit card so they don't have to know the legitimate cardholder's personal identi cation number (PIN). "Please check with your bank in reference to debit and credit cards. Please check your account to make sure all the purchases are yours," offered Detective Saum. Detective Lowe said it's also very important to never let your card out of your eyesight. For example, if you're at a restaurant and you plan to pay with your credit card, don't just hand it to the server and then wait for their return walk with the server, or take it to the cash register yourself. He also offered one other suggestion if you're thinking about getting a new card, check with the company to see if that card contains a microchip. If it does, you may want to choose another company. Bad guys now have the means to obtain your information by simply walking by you. They now have equipment that can read your information from the microchip while the card is in your billfold, or in your purse. However, if your card does not have the microchip this method won't work. The bottom line is this: Don't let your card out of your sight and constantly monitor your statements. But if you should become a victim, don't hesitate to report it. If you live in the city, contact the police department at 863-763-5521. If you live in the county, call the sheriff's of ce a 863-763-3117. FRAUDContinued From Page 1 Deputy Murrish did not indicate an estimated value of those items. The deputy also stated that some brick pavers had also been moved. During his investigation, Deputy Murrish w as able to remove some latent ngerprints from the window frame and glass, as well as from a bench located inside the room. The school was able to provide the deputy with serial numbers of the items, which he recorded and entered into a data base system. Deputy Murrish also stated the intruders apparently did not enter any other rooms at the school. If you have any information about this case, please contact OCSO Detective John Fisher at 863-763-3117. SCHOOLContinued From Page 1 The following individuals were arrested on felony or driving under the in uence (DUI) charges by the Okeechobee County Sheriff's Of ce (OCSO), the Okeechobee City Police Department (OCPD), the Florida Highway Patrol (FHP), the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) or the Department of Corrections (DOC). John Mitchell, 47, was arrested Dec. 13 by Deputy Timothy Porter on an Okeechobee County warrant charging him with the felony of preventing/hindering a re ghter or equipment and the misdemeanor of assault on a law enforcement of cer/ re ghter/EMT. His bond was set at $3,000. Jeffery Lynn Keehn, 63, S.E. 23rd Ave., Okeechobee, was arrested Dec. 13 by Deputy Steven Pollock on a DOC warrant charging him with the felony of violation of probation aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. He is being held without bond. Daylon Sam Youngblood, 22, Okeechobee, was arrested Dec. 14 by Sergeant Justin Bernst on a felony charge of violation of probation burglary of an unoccupied structure. He is being held without bond. Aurelio Elias, 19, 27th Ave. S.W., Vero Beach, was arrested Dec. 15 by Deputy Steven Pollock on misdemeanor charges of driving under the in uence and no valid driver's license. His bond was set at $1,500. Gary Aunspaugh, 54, U.S. 441 S.E., Okeechobee, was arrested Dec. 15 by FWC Of cer James Barber on a misdemeanor charge of boating under the in uence. His bond was set at $500. Andrew Logan Wheeler, 18, N.E. Sixth St., Okeechobee, was arrested Dec. 15 by Deputy Heath Hughes on an Okeechobee County warrant charging him with the felony of grand theft-motor vehicle. His bond was set at $75,000. Travis Edward Adams, 34, U.S. 441 S.E., Okeechobee, was arrested Dec. 16 by Deputy John Ashby on a DOC warrant charging him with the felonies of violation of probation possession of oxycodone and violation of probation petit theft. He is being held without bond. David Allen Lewis, 34, S.W. 16th Ave., Okeechobee, was arrested Dec. 16 by Deputy John Ashby on a DOC warrant charging him with the felony of violation of probation manufacture of methamphetamine. He is being held without bond. Clayton Delane Lineberry, 31, S.E. 11th St., Okeechobee, was arrested Dec. 16 by the Okeechobee Narcotics Task Force on a felony charge of possession of a controlled substance (cocaine) and a misdemeanor charge of driving while license suspended with knowledge. His bond was set at $6,000. This column lists arrests and not convictions, unless otherwise stated. Anyone listed here who is later found innocent or has had the charges against them dropped is welcome to inform this newspaper. The information will be con rmed and printed. Arrest Report Okeechobee News/ Charles MuprhyDaniel Robles battled in the 145-pound weight class in the Big Lake Classic hosted by Okeechobee High School. Okeechobee News/ Charles MurphyDrayton Billie (bottom) scored an amazing 20 points in one of his matches at the Big Lake Classic.

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010Obituaries should be submitted to t he Okeechobee News by e-mailing o bits@newszap.com. Customers may also r equest photos and links to online guest b ooks. A link to the obituaries is available at w ww.newszap.com.Francois Joseph Tardif, 95OKEECHOBEE — Francois Tardif, “Frenchy”, of Okeechobee died December 16, 2013. He was born November 18, 1918 in Laurieville, Quebec, Canada to Agenor and Clara Tardif. He came to Okeechobee from Miami in 1981. He was a pipe tter and member of the Moose Lodge of Okeechobee, where he will be remembered for his dancing abilities and sense o f humor. He has also been a great sherman and traveler. Mr. Tardif was preceded in death by his wife, Marie A. Cote. He is survived by his children, Bruno Tardi f (Marsha) of Blairsville, Georgia, Viviane Bentle y (Jim) of Ashville, North Carolina and Mike Tardif (Patricia) of Bowling Green, Kentucky; ve grandchildren; ve great grandchildren; sister, Janet of Canada. A gathering will be held at a later date after the holidays. 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.Oscar Thomas, 85OKEECHOBEE — Oscar Thomas of Okeechobee died December 14, 2013. He was born July 22, 1928. He was a City Councilman from 1983 1991 and District 2 County Commissioner from 1966 1982. Mr. Thomas was preceded in death by his wife, Hazel Thomas; and son, Bruce Thomas. He is survived by his loving family including his son, Tom Brickenden (Ruth) of Okeechobee; grandchildren, Alexandra and Teddy; and many friends. Graveside services will be 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, December 18, 2013 at Evergreen Cemetery. In lieu of owers, memorial donations may be made to the animal shelter or charity of your choice. 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. Mary Elouise Burns Longstreet FORT PIERCE — Mary Elouise Burns Longstreet died peacefully at her daughter Tiffany Broome’s home in Chuluota, Florida on November 25, 2013. Elouise was preceded in death by her husband of 43 years, James J. Longstreet; mother, Lilly Belle Brock; father, Wilson Arthur Burns; sister, Julia Genevieve Morris; and brother, Dr. L. Dale Simmons. Elouise was born in Cumberland, Maryland May 24, 1918 and raised in West Virginia. She graduated from Roncervert High School where she played rst chair violin and was a member of the Roncevert Girls Club. She attended the Disciples of Christ Christian Church in Elkins West Virginia and later the First Christian Church. A member of the Greatest Generation, she left the West Virginia mountains to work in Baltimore, Maryland assembling munitions for the war effort. In Baltimore she was hired by National Cash Register Company and advanced to supervisory duties. She was transferred to Norfolk, Virginia where she met and married her husband “Jimmy.” The couple started their family and lived in Norfolk and Charlottesville, Virginia until being transferred to Fort Pierce, Florida. She was a resident of Fort Pierce’s South Beach Surfside community for half a century and loved the beach and river environment in which her family thrived. Elouise became a well known and respected artist in the Treasure Coast area. She was selected as the 1989 Artist of the Year by the Fort Pierce Art League where she also served as Vice President, Historian and Membership Chairperson. The Backus Gallery regularly selected her work for exhibition and she won several awards in fourcounty juried art shows at the gallery. In 2008 she was awarded “The Peoples Choice Award” at Lafferandre Gallery featuring works of “Women of St. Lucie County.” She possessed an innate appreciation of style, texture and color, which was apparent in her crafts, home decoration and creative sewing. Her preferred art medium was oil but she also worked with acrylics and watercolors. With oil on canvas, using brush and palette knife techniques, depth and texture were achieved bringing life to the subject. She began her formal art instruction at Indian River Community College (IRSC) and continued under the expert direction of local artists such as Lea Shaw and Helen Van Wyk. Elouise loved to walk on surfside beach and the south jetty, to read, and to cook. A 35 year breast cancer survivor, she always had a positive outlook on life, loved music and dancing and had a mischievous sparkle in her eyes. Her greatest treasure was her children and grandchildren and being actively involved in their lives. She is survived by daughters, Julia Baggett (Don) of Lake City, Tiffany Broome (Jim) of Chuluota and Denise Stonecipher (Paul) of Banner Elk, North Carolina. She is also survived by her son, James Longsteet (Robin) of Fort Pierce. She has ten grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Donations in honor of Elouise may be made to VITAS Innovative Hospice Care, 2201 Lucien Way, Suite 100, Maitland, Florida 32751 or to Backus Gallery, 500 North Indian River Drive, Fort Pierce, Florida 34950. Obituaries 6 Okeechobee News December 18, 2013 View obituaries from the past month at http://www.legacy.com Eagles to host dinnerThe Cypress Hut Eagles 4509 will serve a baked ziti dinner Wednesday, Dec. 18 by Carla and Debbie. On Thursday, Dec. 19, a spaghetti dinner by Dennis will be served. The public is invited both days. Dinner is served starting at 5 p.m. Proceeds from these events go to community and national charity funds. For information, call the Cypress Hut Eagles at 863-467-1154.Health Care Act presentationThe Legal Aid Society of Palm Beach County’s Health Care Navigators will be at the Okeechobee County Public Library, 206 S.W. 16th St., on Thursday, Dec. 19, from 1 to 4 p.m. The navigators will be available to help uninsured individuals and businesses in Okeechobee County 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 will help you nd the best health insurance options to t your budget and health needs. For information, call toll free 800-403-9353.Toy drive under wayBig Lake Mission Outreach is currently sponsoring their 18th annual toy drive for underprivileged children in the community now 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 made out to the mission. For information, call 863-763-5725.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.Legion offers Sunday bingoAmerican Legion 64 will host Sunday night bingo Dec. 22 at 6:30 p.m. Doors open at 5 p.m. The kitchen will offer a limited menu. Payoffs will be determined by player attendance. All proceeds bene t the American Legion veterans programs. The event is open to the public.5K race scheduled for Jan. 4Rock Solid Christian Academy will host host a 5K race Saturday, Jan. 4 2014 at 7:30 a.m. Sign up online at active.com or print a registration form from rscasoldiers.com. The rst 100 participants will receive a long sleeved T-shirt and the rst 150 people will receive a bag full of goodies. All proceeds bene t the RSCA library.Sign-up now for hoop leagueThe Okeechobee Recreation Department 2014 Youth Basketball League registration is under way at the Parks and Recreation Of ce, 640 N.W. 27th Lane. The co-ed program is for ages 9 to 14, as of March 15, 2013. Bring the child’s birth certi cate to register. The registration deadline is Monday, Jan. 6 2014. The department’s of ce is open Monday-Friday from 8:30 a.m. until 5 p.m. It will be closed on holidays. Registration fees are $50 which includes New Jersey style uniforms. Tryouts will be Jan. 7. Games will start Jan. 25. For information go to https:// www.facebook.com/OkeeParksandRec.Wild game dinner offeredThe Rotary Club of Okeechobee will hol d a “Walk on the Wild Side “wild game din ner at Quail Creek Plantation at 5 p.m. o n Jan. 25 2014. A percentage of the fund s raised at this event will go directly to Rea l Life Children’s Ranch and the balance fo r scholarships for graduating Okeechobe e High School students and a multitude o f local charitable organizations. Tickets ar e $40 per person and include a unique dinin g experience, two tickets for beer or wine, a commemorative T-shirt, live music alon g with a silent and live auction. The menu wil l include items such as stuffed jalapenos wit h venison, swamp cabbage, pheasant, axi s deer, frog legs, venison kabobs, red stag pat ties, quail, pulled pork, turkey and more. Fo r information, contact Donna Gaiser at 863 610-9416; or, canvas.shop@yahoo.com.Health Expo is Jan. 25The seventh annual Okeechobee Famil y Health and Safety Expo will be held Satur day, 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, includin g parking and admission. There will be healt h screenings and demonstrations. There wil l also be free lunch, with over 100 vendo r booths, giveaways and prizes. Apply fo r Florida KidCare, Medicaid and Food Stamp s at the Expo. For information, call 863-462 5000, ext. 257; or, 863-634-6464. 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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 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. 7 Okeechobee News December 18, 2013 By Eric KoppOkeechobee News Three Miami residents, apparently in Okeechobee for the sole reason of stealing from Walmart, have been arrested on felony theft charges. An arrest report by Of cer Michael Jordan, of the Okeechobee City Police Department (OCPD), stated the triad took a variety of items Friday, Dec. 13, from the local department store. The of cer stated the stolen items totaled $967.24. "All parties involved came from the Miami area to shoplift from Walmart," stated the of cer in his report. According to the report they took two computers, bed sheets and items from the homelines department. The trio was in the department store for only 6 minutes, added the of cer. Arrested on felony grand theft charges were: Diamonte Butler, 21, N.W. 14th Place; Peggy King, 50, N.W. 68th Terrace; and Phillis Hill, 48, N.W. 22nd Ave. King was also arrested on a misdemeanor charge of no valid driver's license. Butler and Hill were booked into the Okeechobee County Jail on $5,000 bond each, while King's bond was set at $5,750. Jail records show that all three have been released on bond. Of cer Jordan went on to state in his report that at the time of their arrest Hill was found to have $2,060.10 in cash on her person, while King had $467 in cash. Butler had no money on him, added the report. "The money was seized due to the fact that the female subjects did not have jobs and no form of income," stated the report. "The money is suspected of being a result of their criminal activity." While Of cer Jordan and Of cer Cesar Romero inventoried the Nissan Altima automobile prior to towing they found several bags of merchandise in the trunk that included Polaroid tablets, children's toys and assorted colognes and perfumes. The car was driven by King. Of cer Jordan went on to state the y found no transaction receipts for any o f those items. Miami trio charged in Walmart thefts Diamonte Butler Phillis Hill Peggy King By Eric KoppOkeechobee News Six residents of the Brindaban Forest subdivision went to bed Wednesday night and left the doors to their vehicles unlocked. Those same six people awoke the next morning to nd their vehicles had been burglarized. The burglaries occurred sometime between 7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 11, and 6:30 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 12. "They didn't get anything out of most of the vehicles," said Detective Howard Pickering, of the Okeechobee County Sheriff's Of ce (OCSO), who has been assigned these cases. The intruders primarily took knives from the vehicles, stated the investigator. He explained that someone was apparently walking through the neighborhood "pulling doors" and when a car's door opened, they went into the vehicle. Detective Pickering added that just the night before the car burglaries someone had tried to burglarize a home in the same subdivision. "But, they had just installed a burglar alarm and it scared them off," he said. If anyone has information about these burglaries, they are asked to contact Detective Howard Pickering at 863-763-3117. Six unlocked vehicles burglarized One in three consumers always use a designated driver after drinking, yet one in ve reported rarely or never using one, shows AAA Consumer Pulse survey. To help make sure everyone has a safe ride home, AAA and Bud Light will offer the Tow to Go program for the holidays. The program is designed to help discourage an intoxicated driver from getting behind the wheel. Anyone, AAA member or not, can call for a Tow to Go ride, Dec.20 Jan. 1. "Around Christmas and New Year's Eve, calls for Tow to Go have historically spiked," said Gerry Gutowski, Sr. Vice President, Automotive Services, The Auto Club Group. "AAA has always played a critical role each holiday weekend by protecting motorists on our roadways, however, it is everyone's responsibility to make good decisions and always choose a designated driver if you have been drinking." In the past year, consumers reported several popular ways to thank their designated drivers, ranging from paying for dinner to buying a tank of gas. "We're pleased to partner with AAA and their roadside service drivers to keep our roads safe during the holiday season," said Kathy Casso, vice president, Corporate Social Responsibility, Anheuser-Busch. "There's no better gift any one can give than being a designated driver, and thanks to Tow to Go, anyone who may have had too much to drink can get a safe ride home during the holidays." Tow to Go available for holidaysOkeechobee News/ Eric KoppOkeechobee City Police Department (OCPD) Detective Bill Saum helped Detective James Pickering inventory items Tuesday, Dec. 17, found in the trunk of a black Nissan automobile that was apparently rented in Miami. Here, Detective Saum holds one of 10 Polaroid tablets that were found in the car. Detective Pickering said these particular tablets cost about $89 each.

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Special to the Okeechobee News Indian River State College has launched the Virtual Campus with expanded opportunities and exibility to earn a college degree. IRSC offers four degree programs entirely online: the Associate in Arts Degree, Bachelor's Degree in Organizational Management, Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration and Bachelor's Degree in Nursing. The V irtual Campus also encompasses hundreds of other online courses and a wide array of online student services. The deadline to register and pay in-person for Spring 2014 classes is Friday, Dec. 20, and the online deadline is Sunday, Jan. 5. "The online programs re ect the College's emphasis on quality and affordability combined with the convenience of online learning," said Kendall St. Hilaire, Director of the Virtual Campus. "With most IRSC students working, juggling family responsibilities, and attending college at the same time, this expansion of online learning provides increased exibility for them, while opening up educational opportunities for other students regardless of their location." Courses within the Virtual Campus degree programs have been designed by experienced IRSC faculty members using the nationally recognized Quality Matters (QM) instructional design system. The courses are created with a consistent format, so students can easily nd the materials they need and spend their time focused on learning. Anyone interested should apply to Indian River State College, following the Ten Steps to Apply at the top right hand side of the IRSC Home Page at www.irsc.edu. Students applying for the Bachelor's Degree in Nursing program must hold the Registered Nurse credential. IRSC students can also take advantage of the following online services: application, registration, course search, college catalog, New Student Orientation, Job Bank, SmartThinking tutoring, RiverLife and more. Visit www.irsc.edu to nd out more or call the IRSC Information Call Center at 1-866-792-4772. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 florida.newszap.com Check out these new features: • Daily Local News Updates • New interactive and easy to navigate format • Plus much, much more!Come see for yourself! 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 9 Okeechobee News December 18, 2013 Register now for IRSC online courses Special to the Okeechobee News The Okeechobee Educational Foundation proudly presents its annual dessert theatre."Mandate for Murder." Politics can be murder! It's election night and all the friends and supporters of mayoral candidate Matthew Kensington are throwing him a surprise birthday/campaign party. But there's one surprise no one suspects. Clues and suspects abound in this frenetic political satire that leaves the audience wondering just who they CAN trust. Great fun for all, with campaigners canvassing the audience as to who they'll vote for. Not only can the audience question the suspects, but they even get to vote for the candidate of their choice and change the ending of each performance. The annual theatre fundraiser for the foundation costs only $20 per person and includes "Death by Chocolate" dessert intermission sponsored by Waste Management. Okeechobee High School Drama Troupe will perform "Mandate for Murder" on Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014, 7 9 p.m. at the Freshman Campus Auditorium. Tickets may be purchased from any foundation member or by calling 863-462-5000 ext. 257. Thank you for supporting education in Okeechobee. ‘Death by Chocolate’ event planned Blood drives plannedThe Big Red Bus will be in Okeechobee for blood drives on the following dates: Thursday, Dec. 19, G4S Government Solutions, from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 22, Publix, noon to 6 p.m. Monday, Dec. 23, Walmart, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 26 Walmart, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 28 Walmart, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 29 Golden Corral, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 29 Publix, noon to 5 p.m. Special to the Okeechobee NewsPet of the weekGina is a young female Chi mix just graduated from the SPIN prison training school. She likes mature people most of all. To meet or adopt Gina or any of our other graduates call 863-357-1104 or stop by the Humane Society Pet Rescue on U.S. 98 N., next door to the Okeechobee Livestock Market. To see adoptable pets online go to www.pet nder. com. MLK parade plannedThe Martin Luther King Parade will be held Monday, Jan. 20. The Commemorative March will line up at 8:30 a.m. at The Douglas Brown Center, and will leave promptly at 9 a.m. for Flagler Park. The parade will start at 10:30 a.m. The parade will line up at the U-Save parking lot and ending at Flagler Park. If you would like to participate in the parade, program in the park or the banquet, contact Shirlean Graham at 863-763-2893. Everyone is welcome. This is a community affair. The Martin Luther King Banquet will be held at the Douglas Brown Center on Saturday, Jan. 18, 2014, at 7 p.m. Kiwanis Club hosts guest speakerRida Laeeq (pronounced Lay-eek) is a third year medical student at Florida State University and recently spoke to the Kiwanis Club of Okeechobee about her experience as a Community Medical Clerkship with the American Cancer Society. Laeeq says that the two-and-a-half-week clerkship gave her great perspective on the role that both physicians and fundraisers both provide in the battle against cancer. As a med student, Laeeq had only known the medical side and never considered the importance of the services provided by the American Cancer Society. Laeeq has a year and a half remaining of school after which she will need to complete a residency. Depending on what specialty she decides on, residency will take anywhere from three to ve years to complete. Laeeq is undecided on what eld she will focus on but is leaning towards internal medicine. Special to the Okeechobee News

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 By Dr. Ramesh Kumar Big Lake Cancer CenterHow many cancer patients would jump up and consider a treatment option that is proven to be highly effective, does not need surgery, painless, completed in 5 days or less, without signi“cant side effects, w hile continuing to maintain their full level of activity and function? Radio surgery is a technique that utilizes specialized machines that allow large amounts of radiation to be delivered with sub millimeter accuracy What is Cyberknife Radiation Therapy? Submitted Photo/ Big Lake Cancer Center Cyberknife: Cutting edge technology at work for our patients in Okeechobee.thereby killing the cancers without damaging surrounding normal tissues. It is as simple as going out to get a chest x-ray! Cyberknife Robotic Radio surgery system, created at Stanford University over 10 years ago is unique and better than other systems in the fact that it is the only Radio surgery system that can achieve what is called real-time tracking and killing of tumor.Ž What kind of patients can be helped by Cyberknife? There are several situations too numerous to mention here where Cyberknife would be extremely useful and safe. The following are just a few of them: Patients with Trigeminal Neuralgia, pituitary tumors and tumors of the acoustic nerve called Acoustic Neuroma can avoid major surgical procedures on the brain by getting treated with Cyberknife. Patients with cancers of the brain, spine, lung and prostate are but a few of the cancers that can be helped with one to “ve sessions of Radio Surgery. An article that was published in the Journal of the American Medical Association in 2010 showed that patients with patients with lung cancer who received Radiosurgery had a survival rate of 55.8% at 3 years versus 20 to 35% for those patients treated with traditional radiation over several weeks. As one of our patients commented, if it is good for patients at Stanford University, it is good for patients from the Okeechobee area! If you or someone you know has any form of cancer, please call us so we can explore the possibility of treating it with this cutting edge technology. This 4.5 million dollar machine is available at the of“ces of Dr. Kumar in Saint Lucie County. Courtesy transportation is available to get to this of“ce for those patients in need. Please call 863467-9500 for more information. 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 For more information, contact 863.763.3134 or email ”bizsearch@newszap.com Our business directory product provides the necessary tools to showcase your business successfully and generate more revenue for you! 10 Okeechobee News December 18, 2013 Cowboys for Christ of Basinger will meet Thursday, Dec. 19, at the Basinger Community Center. A covered dish supper will begin at 6 p.m., followed by services at 7 p.m. for more information, call Doyle McDuf e at 863-763-2285. Fort Drum Community Church 32415 U.S. Hwy. 441 would like to invite everyone to their Christmas Cantata, Celebrating Jesus, on Saturday, Dec. 21, at 7 p.m. For more information, please contact 863-467-1733 or 863-357-1581. Calvary Chapel will once again 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 you 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 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 Fellowship Hall for a Christmas Pot Luck meal and "White Elephant" exchange. 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 Oakvie w Baptist Church invites all children from pre-Kindergarten, ages 3 to fth graders. The club is from 5:45 to 7:30 p.m. every Wednesday. Come join in the fun as with the Cubbies, Sparks and T & T classes for Bible memory and game time fun! Call the church of ce for more details at 863-763-1699.The Okeechobee News welcomes news from area churches for this column. E-mail okeenews@newszap.com. Local churches plan holiday services and programs

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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! 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. 11 Okeechobee News December 18, 2013 By Charles M. MurphyOkeechobee NewsJeri Sharpe scored on a rebound from a penalty kick from Rosa Borja to lead the Okeechobee High School girls soccer team to a 1-0 victory over Port St. Lucie to earn their fourth win of the year at a cold Brahman Stadium Thursday night. Okeechobee played with energy and intensity and fought off the Lady Jaguar attack for the entire match. Goal keeper Stormy Stokes made some very impressive stops. She went to the ground to stop a tough shot in the rst half and made a match save on a one-on-one w ith a PSL striker in the nal two minutes. The four wins are the most in one season under coach Sonya Smith, who has coached three seasons. Port St. Lucie controlled play for segments of the game and had several corner kicks. Each time the Brahman defense did a good job in blocking shots and clearing the ball from near their net. Stokes admits the team had a rough week w ith a loss to unbeaten South Fork (11-0-1) by a score of 8-0 on Tuesday. She said the team didn't let that bother them in this match. Stokes is the starting shortstop on the varsity softball team and thought about playing soccer last year. She wanted to stay in shape for softball season and decided it was her senior year and why not give soccer a try. She is glad to have been a part of a more successful team this year and has played a big part in that, learning the goal keeper position quickly, and improving in each match. Stokes took in stride the two toughest saves she made in the match. She went to the ground and made a diving stop in the rst half, There was no tougher stop than the one with the game on the line and Stokes was equal to that challenge. The Lady Jaguars got an open shot on net from nearly point-blank range, about 10 yards away, and the shot was hard and to Stokes left and waist high. Okeechobee will host Jensen Beach on Monday and visit Port St. Lucie next Wednesday. Sharpe’s goal gives OHS 1-0 soccer win Okeechobee News/ Charles MurphyOkeechobee’s Ivette Vega (5 in white) kicks the ball during Thursday’s match.

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By Charles M. MurphyOkeechobee News The Oslo Wildcats showed tenacious defense and a strong inside game as they defeated the Osceola Lady Warriors in girls basketball action Thursday in Okeechobee, 31-20. Osceola had trouble with the size and strength of the Wildcats inside and gave up several easy baskets in the rst quarter. Osceola fell behind 15-6 in the rst half and couldn’t recover. The boys team threw a scare into Oslo, w hich came into the game undefeated in conference play this year. Osceola trailed by only three points in the fourth quarter before they faded down the stretch 43-31.  OHS boys basketball lost at John Carroll Thursday night, 43-31. The Rams jumped out to an early 14-3 lead after the rst quarter only to see Okeechobee battle back and trail by only four points headed into the fourth quarter. OHS (4-5) came into the game averaging over 56 points per game, but have scored under 35 points in two of their last three games.  The OHS wrestling team placed fth at the Sebastian River Shark Invitational this past weekend. Cody Grif th and Eric Gaitan both were unbeaten, winning ve matches apiece. Tiffany Bowers won three matches and Joe Turbush also won three matches for Okeechobee. Okeechobee defeated South Fork 48-27, fell to the host Sebastian 45-30, lost to Rockledge 48-26, defeated Treasure Coast 63-24 and defeated Melbourne 39-36. Bowers won one of her matches with a pin in 24 seconds. The junior varsity Brahmans competed at the Kissimmee Osceola Classic. Daniel Robles 145 pounds, Kain Sarros 160 pounds, and Mikel Sadler, heavyweight won rst place in their respective divisions. Chris Lutjen took second place at 126 pounds, William Zapata second place at 145, Disan Hernandez at 182 pounds and Devon Herron second at 160 pounds. Ronald Knowles nished in third place at 138 pounds. Michael Hawthorne at 113 pounds, Elmer Ponce at 132, Jenna Kemp at 106 and Matt Riley at 138, took home fourth place nishes.  The Lady Brahmans basketball team fell to John Carroll 50-31 Tuesday night in Fort Pierce. Bethany Stuart and Hailey Greeson led Okeechobee with 11 points apiece. Taylor Trent added eight points. Hunter Sullivan had 17 points, six assists and 11 rebounds for the Lady Rams (4-7). Jaeden Brown had 13 points and 14 rebounds for John Carroll. John Carroll jumped out to a 14-point halftime lead, 25-11. Lady Brahmans coach Morgan Ungerott said this was a tough loss for the team because they had beaten them earlier in the season when the team played well. The Lady Rams were able to pull down 50 rebounds in the game. Ungerott said John Carroll had some big girls inside and OHS had a tough time boxing them away from the glass. “I tried to stress to all ve of our girls to box out but we always left someone open underneath,” she explained. “We average a few blocked shots per game but I would rather win the rebounding battle any day.” Ungerott said the team only had six players dress for this game due to injury. One player fouled out so the Lady Brahmans played short-handed with only four players on the oor at the end of the game. OHS got as close as seven points in the fourth quarter but couldn’t get any closer due to fatigue and the Lady Rams rebounding.  The OHS weight lifting team nished second at a meet at Martin County Thursday afternoon. The host Tigers scored 61 points, Okeechobee had 48, and Port St. Lucie had 41 in a six-team match that also featured Jensen Beach, South Fork and Pahokee. Justice Kent took fourth place at 101 pounds, Christina Tinajero took second at 119 pounds, Hannah Collier won the 154 pound weight class, Tamea Allen took the 169 pound weight class and Elisia Garcia won the 199 pound division. The team took second out of seven teams at the Port St. Lucie weightlifting meet. Fort Pierce Central won the contest with 57 points and Okeechobee earned 52. For OHS Justice Kent took third place at 101 pounds, Julia Weldon third at 110 pounds, Cristina Tinajero second place at 119 pounds, Jessica Mond rst place at 129 pounds, Mercedes Washington second place at 129 pounds, Hannah Collier third place at 154 pounds, Tamea Allen rst place at 169 pounds, Savannah Frady fourth place at 183 pounds, Jessica Drawdy champion at 199 pounds, and Elisia Garcia third place at unlimited weight.  Yearling Middle School’s girls basketball team struggled on offense as they fell to Sebastian Middle School 45-12 last Thursday. Megan Hargraves had six points and Diamond Wiggins added three points for the Lady Bulls. Brook O’Hagan added two points. Coach Tammy Wright said her girls were ineffective on both ends of the court and didn’t execute their offensive plays. She said the defense didn’t stop the ball on transition which allowed Sebastian many easy eld goals. “I’m at a loss for words when it comes to described what the game was like. Sebastian had two players combine to score 43 points,” she added. Wright switched defenses from man to man to zone in an attempt to stop the Sebastian stars but nothing seemed to work. YMS travels to Storm Grove on Wednesday afternoon.  The OHS boys soccer team improved to 8-1 as they walloped the Jensen Beach Falcons 5-0 on Friday night. The Brahmans returned to a team oriented offense as a number of players contributed. Wilson Barahona had a goal and an assist. Brian Guerrero had one goal. Logan Laskey and Gabriel Hernandez added goals. Giovanny Garcia and Daniel Rodriguez both had assists in the game. OHS coach Lonnie Sears said he was very happy with the performance and execution of his team. He noted the coaching staff had been very disappointed in the style of play in the loss to South Fork. “We had a long talk about being patient and to quit playing so vertically. We wanted them to play the ball back more and get the defense and the goal keeper more involved in the attack.” Sears said some of his more talented players try to take too much on themselves as individuals and need to learn it is a team game and if they work together, things are a lot easier. Sears also was pleased with the promotion of two junior varsity players Victor Nunez and Regino Garcia. Fernando Perez played well in the Brahman net.  The OHS boys basketball team dropped their second in a row to powerful Sebastian River, 75-63 to fall to 4-6 on Friday. OHS had to play on three consecutive nights last week. Sebastian improved to 7-1.  Osceola girl basketball lost to Brighton 33-28 on Friday evening on the Seminole Indian Reservation in a tight defensive battle. The Warrior boys overcame the Seminoles 35-20 for their rst victory of the season. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 REHAB THERAPY/ NURSING HOME We Love to We Love to Care! Care! 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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 18, 2013 Okeechobee Sports News in Brief Okeechobee News/ Charles MurphyBri Baker (left) shoots a short jumper during Osceola’s loss to Oslo at home on Thursday.

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OKEECHOBEE Saturday & Sunday, Dec. 21st & 22nd, 8am-3pm, 1300 SW 85 Way Tools, Fishing, Home Goods, Furniture, Appliances & More. (863)610-1537 We Buy Estates Antiques, Collectibles, Household, Tools, Jewelry and etc. Call 863-697-8906 Employment Full TimeDRIVERS $5000 Sign-n Bonus! Great Pay! Consistent Freight, Great Miles on this Regional Account. Werner Enterprises 1-855-517-2488 Employment Full Time Washington County School ProgramAt Okeechobee Youth Development Center ANNOUNCEMENT OF VACANCIES (2) MATH Teacher (Grades 6-12) ENGLISH Teacher (Grades 6-12) (This school is located in a Department of Juvenile Justice Facility)Position requirements are detailed at website: Go to http://wcsdschools.com Go to Administrative Services and click on Job Announcements Create an account with a username and password, unless you have already completed this process. Complete your application for a CERTIFIED POSITION and attach a resume, etc. Then, you MUST APPLY for this position.APPLICATION DEADLINE: DEC. 20th, 2013 (midnight)“Reasonable accommodations are made for applicants as well as employee” “Pre-employment, reasonable suspicion, random ( tness for duty) and follow-up drug testing will be implemented as per the School Board’s “Drug Free Workplace Policy” An Equal Opportunity Employer Cashier for busy Turnpike C-store and gas station. Mature, reliable person needed with a positive attitude and neat appearance. Convenience store, customer service or cash handling experience required. Bookkeeping experience is a plus. High school education or equivalent. Must be willing to work a exible schedule including weekends and holidays. Duties include:• Cashiering• Restroom cleaning and stocking• Receiving and rotating stock• Stocking shelves and displays• Assisting customers. Compensation: Starting pay $9 to $10 per hour plus bene ts Tolls and mileage reimbursed. Apply in person at Ft Drum Shell Mile marker 184 Florida’s Turnpike 863-763-9383 Shop here first! The classified ads Employment Full Time Entegra Roof Tile, LLC a local manufacturing company is currently looking to ll a night shift position for a Bilingual Industrial Mechanic with some electrical background and management experience. Competitive wages with full bene ts offered after 90 days. If interested please submit your resume to recruitment@ rooftile.com or apply in person at 1289 NE 9th Avenue Okeechobee, FL 34972. MECHANIC WANTED Alan Jay Chrysler in Clewiston is looking for an experienced technician. Health insurance, 401k, paid vacations, uniforms, ongoing training available. Must have valid drivers license. Sign on bonus. Alan Jay Automotive Network is a drug free work place. Apply in person to Dave Bohlen@ 202 W. Sugarland, Hwy Clewiston, FL. Employment Full TimeDRIVERS-Now Hiring Class A Drivers to Haul Citrus for Upcoming Season. Oakley Groves is a family owned and operated liquid food grade carrier. As the largest Citrus Hauler in FL., we committed to our ongoing Safety Program and the ef ciency of our equipment.• Home daily• Competitive wages• CDL-A req. w/1yr. exp.• Must be able to work exible hrs. 7 days a week• Citrus hauling a plus!• Company bene ts to include major medical Working in concert with our drivers is key to customer satisfaction at Oakley Groves.Apply directly M-F 8am-4pm at 15455 Orange Ave., Ft. Pierce, FL. ALAN JAY CHRYSLER is looking for a Salesperson for new and used cars. Experience preferred, bi-lingual in English and Spanish a plus. Bene ts, vacation, 401k available. Must have valid driver license and pass drug screen. Apply in person. Alan Jay Chrysler Dodge Ram Jeep, 202 W. 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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. 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. MiscellaneousARCADE GAME MIDWAY CRUIS’N U.S.A. SIT-DOWN DRIVING GAME. EXCELLENT CONDITION. GREAT FOR GAME ROOM. $575.00. (772)538-6432 Pets/SuppliesPIT BULL PUPPIES 8 WEEKS OLD $150.00 CALL 863-261-3645 Yorkipoo Puppy Toy black male 11 wks old. Shots health cert. Very Playful. $475. cash only 863-610-2725. Looking for a place to hang your hat? Look no further than the classifieds. Wanted To BuyWANTED TO BUY USED 2 TRAY INCUBATO R CALL 863-244-6422 Apartments2BD/1BA APARTMENT IN TOWN. WALKING DISTANCE TO STORES, NO PETS. FIRST, LAST & SECURITY $550.00 A MONTH 863-634-2820 2bd/1ba Fully Furnished utilities included, w/d pool, tennis court, club house privileges. Linens, dishes. In Kings Bay long/short term lease. 863-634-8331 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 OAK TREE 2BR, 1BA, 1 story apt, W/D, very clean, freshly painted, tiled oors, small pets OK. $700, 1st, last, $500 sec. 863-634-3312 or 634-3313. OKEE 2 BR 1BA, in town. $550/mo. + utils. Call 863-697-0413. OKEECHOBEE in town Ef ciency Apt. Nice area. Util. & lawn included. $650/mo. 1st & $300 sec. Non smoking environment. No pets. 863-610-0861. TOWNCENTER APTS. 2 br./1 1/2 ba. Apts. Move-In Special 50% off 1st month Rent! 863-763-8878 Commercial PropertyOKEE Industrial lot for rent. Over 1/2 Acre. Good for Semi’s & heavy equip. $400 mo. Call 863-610-0516. 13 Okeechobee News December 18, 2013

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Condos/Townhouses RentTAYLOR CREEK Condo 1BR, 1BA, furnished, No pets. Pool. $650 mo. plus Security. Yearly Lease. Call 502-468-5976. Houses RentCLEAN, 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 $ 600.00 Newly updated 12 miles N.E. of town center. Lawn, pest, trash and water included Call for details. Mon -Fri. No Pets 863-467-9800. OKEECHOBEE 3BR, 2BA, CBS house, all tile, fenced yard, 1 small pet okay $800 mo. + 1st, last & sec. dep. References needed. Please call 561-596-1344 S.W. Section 3BR/2BA 1 Car garage. Lrg back yard with mature Oak Trees. $950.00 monthly. 1st, last & security total $2,300 to move in. Call 863-634-5586 Office Space Rent “Next to Court House” Commercial Space 500 SF and up First month rent free 863-467-0651 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. Land SaleDIXIE RANCH ACRES 1.5 ACRES $600.00 DOWN OWNER FINANCING CALL 863-824-0944 Earn some extra cash. Sell your used items in the classifieds Land SaleOKEECHOBEE 5 WOODED ACRES $2,000 DOWN OWNER FINANCING ZONED MOBILE HOME OR BUILD YOUR HOME CALL 763-6358 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 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 NICE CLEAN Newly Renovated 2bd & 1bd homes in nice quiet park, small dog okay, Security required. 239-246-6301 Mobile HomeSaleMOBILE HOME FOR SALE VANTAGE OAKS 55+ PARK NEW AIR COND., SCREEN ROOM $16,900. CALL 863-484-0501 Palm Harbor Factory liquidation Sale 6 models to choose from 1200 sq ft up to 2400 sq ft... $12K off! John Lyons 800-622-2832 ext 210 for details. Time to clean out the attic, basement and/or garage? Advertise your yard sale in the classifieds and make your clean up a breeze! Campers/RVs2005 HI LO RV TOW LITE SERIES M-2705T. ABOVE AVG. CONDITION, EXCEPT FOR DAMAGE MAKE OFFEROBO. JOHN 305-962-6480, 1157 24TH ST. BHR 5TH WHEEL CAMPER, 2006 29’, Wildcat by Forest River, $14,000. Call 502-379-3437. Wanted all Travel Trailers, Motor Homes and Fifth Wheels. Any Condition, Cash paid on the spot Call 941-347-7171 MotorcyclesHonda Shadow 2003 Sabre 1100 9,090 miles. $4200. Call John 863-634-3500. Travel TrailersTRAVEL 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. Autos WantedCASH FOR CARS No Title Needed, Any Condition. 268junk.com Located in Okeechobee Call (863)268-5865 Public NoticePUBLIC NOTICE: CITY PLANNING BOARD MEETING NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the City of Okeechobee Planning Board will meet as the Local Planning Agency on Thursday, December 19, 2013 at 6 PM or as soon thereafter as possible, at City Hall, 55 SE 3rd Ave, Rm 200, Okeechobee, FL., to consider any proposed amendments, submitted by City Staff or citizens, to the adopted City Comprehensive Plan, which may include amendments to the adopted Land Development Regulations (LDR’s). All amendments are forwarded, with a recommendation, to the City Council for nal consideration. All interested parties are encouraged to attend. Please contact General Services at 863-763-3372, or website, cityofokeechobee.com, to obtain a copy of the agenda. ANY PERSON DECIDING TO APPEAL any decision made by the Planning 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 Planning 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 458713 ON 12/18/2013 Public Notice 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 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 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-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 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. D’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 12/18,25/2013 Public Notice 14 Okeechobee News December 18, 2013 How do you find a job in todays competitive market? In the employment section oftheclassifieds 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 3E, 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. IN THE CIRCUIT CIVIL COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY CIVIL DIVISION Case No. 47-2012-CA-000508 MIDFIRST BANK Plaintiff, VS. REBECCA F. BUSSEY, WILLIAM L. BUSSEY, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA, HIGH POINT HOMEOWNERS’ ASSOCIATION, INC., 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 November 5, 2013, in the Circuit Court of Okeechobee County, Florida, I will sell the property situated in Okeechobee County, Florida described as: LOT 3, HIGHPOINT SUBDIVISION, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 6, PAGE 12, PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. TOGETHER WITH THAT CERTAIN 1982 HOMETTE CORPORATION MOBILE HOME, VIN(S) 03650200AR & 03650200BR. and commonly known as: 8125 NE 12TH ST, OKEECHOBEE, FL 34974; including the building, appurtenancDated 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 es, and xtures located therein, at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash, Sales are held in the Jury Assembly Room, 2nd Floor, Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida on January 15, 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 its pendens must le a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated this 15th day of November, 2013. SHARON ROBERTSON Clerk of the Circuit Clerk BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk 457094 ON 12/18,25/2013 Grab a bargain from your neighbors garage, attic, basement or closet in todays classifieds. Earn some extra cash. Sell your used items in the classifieds 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 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 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 NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE: Silvermoons Towing and Recovery, Inc. gives Notice of Foreclosure of Lien and intent to sell these vehicles on 12/28/2013 9:00:00 AM at 1006 NW 9th St, Okeechobee, FL 34972 pursuant to subsection 713.78 of the Florida Statutes. Silvermoons Towing and Recovery, Inc. reserves the right to accept or reject any and/or all bids. 2HSFHASRXXC024143 1999 INTL 9000 SERIES 9400 457807 ON 12/18/2013

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Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 47-2013-CA-000229 JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, Plaintiff, vs. ROBERT E. THOMPSON A/K/A ROBERT THOMPSON et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Mortgage Foreclosure dated November 05, 2013 and entered in Case No. 47-2013CA-000229 of the Circuit Court of the NINETEENTH Judicial Circuit in and for OKEECHOBEE County, Florida wherein JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION is the Plaintiff and ROBERT E. THOMPSON A/K/A ROBERT THOMPSON; LORI W. THOMPSON A/K/A LORI THOMPSON; are the Defendants, The Clerk of the Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in the JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM, 2ND FLOOR, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY JUDICIAL CENTER, 312 N.W. 3RD STREET, OKEECHOBEE, FLORIDA 34972 at 11:00AM, on the 15th day of January, 2014, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: A PARCEL OF LAND LYING IN AND BEING A PART OF SECTION 15, TOWNSHIP 37 SOUTH, RANGE 36 EAST, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA, MORE FULLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCE AT THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF SAID SECTION 15, TOWNSHIP 37 SOUTH, RANGE 36 EAST; THENCE RUN SOUTH 00 DEGREES 32 MINUTES 15 SECONDS EAST, ON THE WEST BOUNDARY LINE OF SECTION 15, 2970.00 FEET, THENCE RUN DUE EAST 960.45 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE CONTINUE EAST 147.00 FEET, THENCE RUN NORTH 00 DEGREES 32 MINUTES 15 SECONDS WEST, PARALLEL WITH WEST BOUNDARY LINE OF SECTION 15, 594.00 FEET; THENCE RUN DUE WEST 147.00 FEET; THENCE RUN SOUTH 00 DEGREES 32 MINUTES 15 SECONDS EAST, PARALLEL WITH WEST BOUNDARY LINE OF SECTION 15, 594.00 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. TOGETHER WITH A CERTAIN 2007 SCOTBILT MOBILE HOME LOCATED THEREON AS A FIXTURE AND APPURTENANCE THERETO: VIN# SBHGA1410602081A AND SBHGA1410602081B. A/K/A 9915 NE 7TH STREET, OKEECHOBEE, FL 34974 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 after the sale. WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of this Court on November 15, 2013. SHARON ROBERTSON Clerk of the Circuit Court BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk Ronald R. Wolfe & Associates, P.L. P.O. Box 25018, Tampa, Florida 33622-5018 F13004921 CHASEDIRECT-FHA-B-Irodriguez-Team 3 F13004921 **See Americans with Disabilities Act Florida Rules of Judicial AdministrationRule 2.540 Notices to Persons With Disabilities 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. 457083 ON 12/18,25/2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA Case No.: 47-2012-CA-000135 CHRISTIANA TRUST, A DIVISION OF WILMINGTON SAVINGS FUND SOCIETY, FSB, AS TRUSTEE FOR STANWICH MORTGAGE LOAN TRUST, SERIES 2012-12 Plaintiff, v. PLACIDO MOLINA; 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; TENANT 1 N/K/A ALMA ARANA, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order of Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated December 2, 2013, entered in Civil Case No. 47-2012CA-000135 of the Circuit Court of the Nineteenth Judicial Circuit in and for Okeechobee County, Florida, wherein the Clerk of the Circuit Court will sell to the highest bidder for cash on the 15th 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 34972 in accordance with Chapter 45 Florida Statutes, relative to the following described property as set forth in the Final Judgment, to wit: LOT 7, BLOCK 48, BASSWOOD UNIT 4, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 49, 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. 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. 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, Ilame al 711. Si ou se yon moun ki kokobe ki bezwen asistans ou aparey pou ou ka patisipe nan prosedu sa-a, ou gen dwa san ou pa bezwen peye anyen pou ou jwen on seri de ed. Tanpri kontakte Corrie Johnson, Co-ordinator ADA, 250 NW Country Club Drive, suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 Omwen 7 jou avan ke ou gen pou-ou paret nan tribunal, ou imediatman ke ou resevwa avis saa ou si le ke ou gen pou-ou paret nan tribunal-la mwens ke 7 jou; Si ou pa ka tande ou pale byen, rele 711. Dated at OKEECHOBEE, Florida this 3rd day of December, 2013. SHARON ROBERTSON CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk 458122 ON 12/18,25/2013 Love the earth Recycle your used items by selling them in the classifieds. Public Notice How fast can your car go? It can go even faster when you sell it in the classifieds. Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 19TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 2013-CA-00287 BANK OF AMERICA, N.A. Plaintiff, VS. CRYSTAL C. BLOUNT; et al; Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated November 13, 2013, and entered in Case No. 2013-CA-00287, of the Circuit Court of the 19th Judicial Circuit in and for OKEECHOBEE County, Florida. BANK OF AMERICA, N.A. is Plaintiff and CRYSTAL C. BLOUNT; EDGAR L. BLOUNT, JR.; UNKNOWN PERSON(S) IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY; are defendants. I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash IN THE JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM ON THE 2ND FLOOR OF THE OKEECHOBEE COUNTY JUDICIAL CENTER, at 312 N.W. THIRD STREET, OKEECHOBEE in OKEECHOBEE County, FLORIDA 34972, at 11:00 A.M., on the 15th day of January, 2014, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: LOT 19 OF BLOCK C, PLAYLAND PARK, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 27, PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. 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 20th day of November, 2013. SHARON ROBERTSON As Clerk of said Court BY: Sandra L. Creech As Deputy ClerkFlorida Rules of Judicial Administration Rule 2.540 Notices to Persons With Disabilities 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 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, 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 pou-ou ale nan tribunal-la mwens ke 7 jou; Si ou pa ka tande ou pale byen, rl 711.Kahane & Associates, P.A. 8201 Peters Road, Ste. 3000 Plantation, FL 33324 Telephone: (954) 382-3486 Telefacsimile: (954) 382-5380 Designated service email: notice@kahaneandassociates.com File No.: 13-02391 BOA 457672 ON 12/18,25/2013 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 CASE NO.: 47-2012-CA-000501 JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, Plaintiff, VS. MAYRA SANCHEZ; GUILLERMO SANCHEZ; et al., Defendant(s). NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that sale will be made pursuant to an Order or Final Summary Judgment. Final Judgment was awarded on October 24, 2013 in Civil Case No. 47-2012-CA-000501, of the Circuit Court of the NINETEENTH Judicial Circuit in and for OKEECHOBEE County, Florida, wherein, JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION is the Plaintiff, and MAYRA SANCHEZ and GUILLERMO SANCHEZ are Defendants. The clerk of the court, Sharon Robertson will sell to the highest bidder for cash at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center located at 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 34972 in the Jury Assembly Room on the 2nd oor, beginning at 11:00 AM on the 15th day of January, 2014, the following described real property as set forth in said Final Summary Judgment to wit: LOTS 2, 3 AND 4, BLOCK 1, WRIGHT’S FIRST AND SECOND ADDITIONS TO OKEECHOBEE, (A/K/A WRIGHT’S FIRST ADDITION TO OKEECHOBEE), ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 1, PAGE 13, 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. Dated this 31st day of October 2013. SHARON ROBERTSON Clerk of Court BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk ALDRIDGE / CONNORS, LLP, Attorney for Plaintiff 1615 South Congress Avenue, Suite 200 Delray Beach, FL 33445 Telephone: (561) 392-6391 Facsimile: (561) 392-6965 IMPORTANT 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 NOTIFICATION 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 0 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 0 INMEDIATAMENTE DESPUES DE HABER RECIBIDO ESTA NOTIFICACION 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 ICI 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. 456697 ON 12/18,25/2013 Public Notice 15 Okeechobee News December 18, 2013 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 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 457078 ON 12/11,18/2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 19TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO: 472012CA000406CAAXMX BANK OF AMERICA N.A., Plaintiff, VS. 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 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO: 2012-CA-000360 JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION Plaintiff, VS. 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 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 pending 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 COUR T BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Cler k 456987 ON 12/11,18/2013 LEGAL NOTICE Public Auction will be held at Johns Towing Service storage lot located at 704 Northeast 2nd Avenue, Okeechobee, Florida 34972 on JANUAR Y 3, 2014 at 9:00 A.M. Pursuant to Florida Statute 713.78 for unpaid towing and storage charges. Year, make, model and VIN are as follows. 1996 OLDSMOBILE 88 VIN #1G3HN52K7T4824459 Terms of sale are cash, and no checks will be accepted. Seller reserves the right of nal bid. ALL SALES ARE FINAL! NO REFUNDS WILL BE MADE! Said automobiles will be sold in “As Is” condition with no guarantee’s. 458751 ON 12/18/2013 READING A NEWSPAPER...leads you to the best products and services.

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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 Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 10000290CA DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST COMPANY, AS TRUSTEE FOR THE CERTIFICATEHOLDERS OF MERRILL LYNCH MORTGAGE INVESTORS TRUST, MORTGAGE LOAN ASSET-BACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2007MLN1 Plaintiff, v. CLAUDETTE NORMAN F/K/A CLAUDETTE Y. ARNOLD; MATTHEW SHAWN NORMAN; 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. Defendant(s). NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated October 24, 2013 entered in Civil Case No. 10000290CA of the Circuit Court of the Nineteenth Judicial Circuit in and for Okeechobee County, Florida, wherein the Clerk of the Circuit Court will sell to the highest bidder for cash on 15th 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 34972 in accordance with Chapter 45 Florida Statutes, relative to the following described property as set forth in the Final Judgment, to wit: COMMENCING AT THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF SECTION 12, TOWNSHIP 37 SOUTH, RANGE 34 EAST, RUN THENCE N 89 DEGREES 40 MINUTES 00 SECONDS WEST ALONG THE NORTH BOUNDARY LINE OF SECTION 12 FOR A DISTANCE OF 3,630.00 FEET FOR A P.O.B., THENCE CONTINUE NORTH 89 DEGREES 37 MINUTES 36 SECONDS WEST ALONG SAID SECTION LINE FOR A DISTANCE OF 122.50 FEET TO A POINT IN THE CENTER OF EXISTING ROAD, THENCE RUN SOUTH 0 DEGREES 08 MINUTES 00 SECONDS WEST ALONG SAID CENTER OF ROAD BEING PARCEL WITH THE EAST BOUNDARY LINE OF SAID SECTION 12 FOR A DISTANCE OF 660.00 FEET TO A POINT ON THE NORTH RIGHTOF-WAY LINE OF MITCHELL ROAD, THENCE RUN SOUTH 89 DEGREES 37 MINUTES 36 SECONDS EAST ALONG THE NORTH RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE OF SAID MITCHELL ROAD A DISTANCE OF 122.50 FEET, THENCE RUN NORTH 00 DEGREES 08 MINUTES 00 SECONDS EAST FOR A DISTANCE OF 660.00 FEET TO P.O.B. EXCEPTING AND RESERVING FOR ROAD RIGHT-OF-WAY A STRIP OF LAND 27.50 FEET IN WIDTH OFF THE WEST SAID OF SAID PROPERTY. LYING IN AND COMPRISING A PART OF SECTION 12, TOWNSHIP 37 SOUTH, RANGE 34 EAST AND CONTAINING 2 1/2 ACRES MORE OR LESS 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. 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. Si usted es una persona discapacitada que necesita alguna adaptacion para poder participar de este procedimiento o evento; usted tiene derecho, sin costo alguno a que se le provea cierta ayuda. Favor de comunicarse con Corrie Johnson, Coordinadora de A.D.A., 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, Fl. 34986, (772)807-4370 por lo menos 7 dias antes de que tenga que comparecer en corte o inmediatamente despues de haber recibido esta noti cacion si es que falta menos de 7 dias para su comparecencia. Si tiene una discapacidad auditiva o de habla, llame al 711. Si ou se yon moun ki kokobe ki bezwen asistans ou aparey pou ou ka patisipe nan prosedu sa-a, ou gen dwa san ou pa bezwen peye anyen pou ou jwen on seri de ed. Tanpri kontakte Corrie Johnson, Co-ordinator ADA, 250 NW Country Club Drive, suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 Omwen 7 jou avan ke ou gen pou-ou paret nan tribunal, ou imediatman ke ou resevwa avis sa-a ou si le ke ou gen pou-ou ale nan tribunal-la mwens ke 7 jou; Si ou pa ka tande ou pale byen, rele 711. SHARON ROBERTSON CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk 456699 ON 12/18,25/2013 Public Notice Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 19TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 13000282CAAXMX FEDERAL NATIONAL MORTGAGE ASSOCIATION Plaintiff, VS. JERRY L. CARNLEY JR; et al; Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated October 22, 2013, and entered in Case No. 13000282CAAXMX, of the Circuit Court of the 19th Judicial Circuit in and for OKEECHOBEE County, Florida. FEDERAL NATIONAL MORTGAGE ASSOCIATION is Plaintiff and JERRY L. CARNLEY JR; KATHY SUE CARNLEY; UNKNOWN PERSON(S) IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY; are defendants. I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash IN THE JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM ON THE 2ND FLOOR OF THE OKEECHOBEE COUNTY JUDICIAL CENTER, at 312 N.W. THIRD STREET, OKEECHOBEE in OKEECHOBEE County, FLORIDA 34972, at 11:00 A.M., on the 15th day of January, 2014, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: REAL PROPERTY LOCATED IN OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: LOT 32. ROWLAND ACRES NO. 3, BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCING AT THE QUARTER SECTION CORNER ON THE SOUTH BOUNDARY LINE OF SECTION 25. TOWNSHIP 37 SOUTH. RANGE 35 EAST, THENCE RUN WEST ALONG THE SOUTH BOUNDARY LINE OF SAID SECTION 25 FOR A DISTANCE OF 124.24 FEET TO THE SOUTH EAST CORNER OF UNIT 5, OF TREASURE ISLAND SUBDIVISION, THENCE RUN NORTH 00 DEG. 04’30” EAST ALONG THE EAST BOUNDARY LINE OF SAID UNIT 5. TREASURE ISLAND SUBDIVISION FOR A DISTANCE OF 884.31 FEET, THENCE RUN SOUTH 83 DEG. 02’45” EAST FOR A DISTANCE OF 72.75 FEET TO A POINT OF CURVATURE TO THE LEFT. SAID CURVE HAVING FOR IT’S ELEMENTS A CENTRAL ANGLE OF 06 DEG.57’15” AND A RADIUS OF 650.18 FEET. THENCE RUN EASTERLY ALONG THE CIRCULAR ARC OF SAID CURVE TO THE LEFT, FOR A DISTANCE OF 3.78 FEET FOR THE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE CONTINUE ALONG THE CIRCULAR ARC OF THE AFORESAID CURVE TO THE LEFT FOR A DISTANCE OF 75.13 FEET TO THE POINT OF TANGENCY. THENCE RUN SOUTH 00 DEG.04’30” WEST FOR A DISTANCE OF 115.00 FEET, THENCE RUN WEST FOR A DISTANCE OF 75.00 FEET, THENCE RUN NORTH 00 DEG.04’30” EAST FOR A DISTANCE OF 119.34 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. LYING IN AND COMPRISING A PART OF SECTION 25, TOWNSHIP 37 SOUTH, RANGE 35 EAST.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 25th day of October 2013. SHARON ROBERTSON As Clerk of said Court BY: Sandra L. Creech As Deputy Clerk Florida Rules of Judicial Administration Rule 2.540 Notices to Persons With Disabilities 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 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, 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 pou-ou ale nan tribunal-la mwens ke 7 jou; Si ou pa ka tande ou pale byen, rl 711.Kahane & Associates, P.A. 8201 Peters Road, Ste. 3000 Plantation, FL 33324 Telephone: (954) 382-3486 Telefacsimile: (954) 382-5380 Designated service email: notice@kahaneandassociates.com 456695 ON 12/18,25/2013 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 best bidder 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 THE PRESCRIBED DATE this January 8th, 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 ONE-QUARTER, THENCE RUN NORTH 0 DEGREES 01 MINUTES 54 SECONDS W ALONG SAID WEST BOUNDARY LINE OF THE NE ONE-QUARTER OF THE SW ONEQUARTER OF 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 ONE-QUARTER 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, OKEECHOBEE 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 ONEQUARTER 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 12/11,18,25/2013 Public Notice 16 Okeechobee News December 18, 2013IN 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. If y ou fail to do so, a default may 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 of 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 Hof IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO. 2012 CA 000491 J&J LAND INVESTMENTS, L.L.C., a Florida limited liability company Plaintiff(s), VS. J.W. CHARLES HESTER, a single person; PAIGE CARL CLOUD, a single person; MONEY CONSULTANTS, INC., a Florida corporation, TENANT #1, and TENANT #2, the names being ctitious to account for parties in possession Defendant(s). NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given pursuant to the nal judgment/order entered in the above noted case, that I will sell the following property situated in Okeechobee County, Florida described as: Lot 17, CROOKED CREEK PLANTATION, UNIT I, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 5, Pages 77 and 78, Public Records of Okeechobee County, Florida at public sale, to the highest and best bidder for cash, at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center located at 312 N.W. 3rd St., on the Second Floor, Jury Assembly Room, in Okeechobee County in Okeechobee Florida, at 11:00 a.m. on January 15, 2014. The highest bidder shall immediately post with the Clerk, a deposit equal to 5% of the nal bid. The deposit must be cash or cashier’s check payable to the Clerk of the Circuit Court. Final payment must be made on or before 5:00 p.m. of the date of the sale by cash or cashier’s check. Dated at Okeechobee County Florida November 19, 2013. SHARON ROBERTSON CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk IF YOU ARE A PERSON CLAIMING Deputy Clerk 457961 ON 12/11,18,25/13 1/1/2014 A RIGHT TO FUNDS REMAINING AFTER THE SALE, YOU MUST FILE A CLAIM WITH THE CLERK NO LATER THAN 60 DAYS AFTER 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.MICHAEL M. WALLACK, Esq. WALLACK LAW FIRM 3260 Fruitville Road, Suite A Sarasota, FL 34237 Phone: (941) 954-1260 Fax: (941) 296-7437 Email: MMW@WallackLawFL.com Attorney for Plaintiff 457679 ON 12/18,25/2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 19TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 12-000220-CA PNC BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO NATIONAL CITY BANK, SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO HARBOR FEDERAL SAVINGS BANK, Plaintiff, vs. KAREN McGEE, et al., Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to the Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated September 23, 2013, entered in Case No. 12-000220-CA in the Circuit Court of the 19th 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 Karen McGee, et al, are the defendants, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, at 312 NW 3 Street, 2nd Floor, Jury Assembly Room, at 11:00 a.m. on January 15, 2014, the following described property situated in Okeechobee County, as 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 set forth in Final Judgment of Foreclosure, to wit: LOT 5, BLOCK 1, COUNTRY CLUB HILLS ESTATES, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 4, PAGE 97, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. TOGETHER WITH THAT CERTAIN MOBILE HOME DESIGNATED AS FOLLOWS: MAKE: STONE YEAR: 1994 TITLE NUMBERS: 69159067 AND 69159066 ID NUMBERS: FLFLR70A22066SK AND FLFLR70B22066SK WHICH MOBILE HOME IS PERMANENTLY AFFIXED TO SAID LAND A/K/A: 13550 NE 26TH Avenue, Okeechobee, Florida 34972. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS, MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Corrie Johnson, ADA Coordinator, 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. DATED THIS 27th day of September, 2013. SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF COURT, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk 454596 ON 12/18,25/2013disability 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 FO R SERVICE PURSUANT TO FLA. R. JUD. ADMIN 2.516 eservice@clegalgroup.com 456684 ON 12/11,18/2013 Reading a newspaper provides the opportunity to get involved in your community.No wonder newspaper readers are more popular!

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Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 2011CA206 WELLS FARGO BANK, NA, Plaintiff, vs. GREGORY A. DOUGLAS A/K/A GREGORY ALLEN DOUGLAS, et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN Pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated November 22, 2013, and entered in Case No. 2011CA206 of the Circuit Court of the Nineteenth Judicial Circuit in and for Okeechobee County, Florida in which Wells Fargo Bank, NA, is the Plaintiff and Gregory A. Douglas a/k/a Gregory Allen Douglas, Sherry L. Douglas a/k/a Sherry Lynn Douglas, Tenant # 1 aka Jerrid Douglas, Tenant # 2 aka Michelle Sturdivat, are defendants, the Okeechobee County Clerk of the Circuit Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in the Jury A ssembly Room, 2nd Floor, Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 34972, Okeechobee County, Florida at 11:00AM on the 15th day of January, 2014, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment of Foreclosure: LOT 20, BLOCK 1, DIXIE RANCH ACRES, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 35, PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA SUBJECT TO RESTRICTIONS, RESERVATIONS AND EASEMENTS OF RECORD, IF ANY AND TEXASSUBSEQUENT TO 1992. A/K/A 7682 NW 86 COURT, OKEECHOBEE, FL* 34972 A ny person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must le a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated in Okeechobee County, Florida this 3rd day of December, 2013. SHARON ROBERTSON Clerk of the Circuit Court Okeechobee County, Florida BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk 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 Conic 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. 458114 ON 12/18,25/2013 Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION CASE NO. 2013-CA-000246 BENEFICIAL FLORIDA INC., Plaintiff, V S. DONALD L. ROSEBERRY A/K/A DONA LD LEE ROSEBERRY A/K/A DONALD ROSEBERRY, et.al. Defendant(s). NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated October 2, 2013, and entered in 2013-CA-000246 of the Circuit Court of the Nineteenth Judicial Circuit in and for Okeechobee County, Florida, wherein BENEFICIAL FLORIDA INC., is the Plaintiff and DONALD L. ROSEBERRY AK/A DONA LD LEE ROSEBERRY A/K/A DONALD ROSEBERRY; UNKNOWN TENANT(S) are the Defendant(s).(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 oor, Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 312 NW 3rd St., Okeechobee, FL 34972, at 11:00 AM on January 15, 2014, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: LOT 11, LAKE MONTAZA ESTATES, SECTION THREE, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 5, AT PAGES 40 AND 41, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, AND THAT CERTAIN 1960 MOBILE HOME SITUATED ON THE PROPERTY A ny person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must le a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated this 3rd day of October, 2013. Public Notice 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 Clerk If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Corrie Johnson, ADA Coordinator, 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. 456687 ON 12/11,18/2013 17 Okeechobee News December 18, 2013 SHARON ROBERTSON As Clerk of the Court BY: Sandra L. Creech As Deputy Clerk IMPORTANT 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. 454594 ON 12/18,25/2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 47-2012-CA-000407 MIDFIRST BANK Plaintiff, v. KALONDA M. GARNER; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF KALONDA M. GARNER; 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; REMODELERS FINANCE, INC.; UNITED STATES OF AMERICA DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to the Final Judgment of Foreclosure entered on October 22, 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: LOT 6 OF BLOCK 3, SOUTHIN 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, 2013, 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. 47-2012-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 ERN PINE COLORED ADDITION, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 1, PAGE 14, PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. LESS AND EXCEPT THE EAST 10 FEET THEREOF. TOGETHER WITH THAT CERTAIN 1994 HARBEN DOUBLE WIDE MOBILE HOME ATTACHED THERETO, HAVING VIN #GAFLP35A07283HS, TITLE #65252263 AND VIN #GAFLP35B07283HS, TITLE #65252262. a/k/a 713 N.E. 16TH AVE., OKEECHOBEE, FL 34972-3129 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 15, 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 24th day of October, 2013. SHARON ROBERTSON Clerk of Circuit Court BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk DOUGLAS C. ZAHM, P.A. 12425 28TH STREET NORTH, SUITE 200 ST. PETERSBURG, FL 33716 EFILING@DCZAHM.COMIf 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. 456696 ON 12/18,25/2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.: 2011 CA 239 TD BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, Plaintiff, VS. ELADIO SANTIBANEZ, ET AL, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to the Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated June 19, 2013 (the “Judgment”), and the Order Granting Plaintiffs Motion to Reschedule Foreclosure Sale dated November 18, 2013 entered in Civil Case No. 2011CA-239 of the Circuit Court of the Nineteenth Judicial Circuit in and for Okeechobee County, Florida, in Crossword Puzzle ACROSS 1 Nice forecast 5 Blatant promotion 9 Entertain 14 Shoppe modifier 15 Hoosier city 16 Kitchen gadget 17 Sachs 20 Texas longhorn, for one 21 Shocked reaction 22 45-Down et al. 23 Hai or oui 25 Atop 27 Sacks 35 Detours, e.g.: Abbr. 36 Kitty 37 AwakeningsŽ actress 38 Start to sing? 39 Fawned over, with onŽ 42 Uncertain word 43 Warren Buffetts city 46 JFK listing 47 Matchmaker.com connection 48 Saks 52 __ bargain 53 Crunch targets 54 Uffizi offering 57 Couples with clubs 60 Comic pianist Victor 64 Sax 67 Audibly 68 Taj Mahal site 69 Yikes!Ž 70 Sounds from pounds 71 Maintain 72 Conifers with elastic wood DOWN 1 Turns opaque, with upŽ 2 Loads 3 Run in place 4 Late-night flights 5 Coupless org. 6 Clubber __, nemesis in Rocky IIIŽ 7 Bear in the sky 8 Plaster of Paris component 9 Financing letters 10 Daytime fare 11 Coffee hour sights 12 Ooze 13 Misses the mark 18 GI rations 19 Date with an MD 24 Dirty Harrys org. 26 Resistance unit 27 Refrigerant gas 28 Announcement at the door 29 Took in again 30 Pal of Tigger 31 Playful aquatic critter 32 Actor Malcolm__ Warner 33 Speak with style 34 Tylenol alternative 40 Summer on the Seine 41 Computer fodder 44 Really enthused 45 Buddy List co. 47 Act rebelliously 49 Homeowners option, in brief 50 Ancient Egyptian temple complex 51 FernandoŽ quartet 54 Sports schedule column 55 Audition aim 56 Word with box or belt 58 On __: nervous 59 Calamitous 61 Storm 62 Eat away 63 Actor Byrnes and announcer Hall 65 OED entries 66 Suede feature B y David W. Cromer 11/02/11 11/02/11 ANSWER TO PREVIOUS PUZZLE: Edited by Rich Norris and Joyce Nichols Lewis xwordeditor@aol.comwhich TD BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, is Plaintiff, and ELADIO SANTIBANEZ and ESMERALDA SANTIBANEZ are Defendants. The Clerk of Court will sell the Property as de ned in the Judgment and as set forth below at a public sale on January 15, 2014 at 11:00 a.m to the “highest bidder,” for cash in the Jury Assembly Room, at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 2nd Floor, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 34972, in accordance with Section 45.031, Florida Statutes. The “highest bidder” for purposes of this Notice of Sale, is de ned as the party who bids the largest amount of money to purchase the Property (as de ned below) and who completes the sale in a timely fashion, as hereinafter set out. The one who bids the largest amount of money to purchase the Property (as de ned below) shall be permitted to complete the sale by delivering to the Clerk, the balance of such bid, over and above the deposit, by 3:00 p.m. on the day of the sale. The following property located in Okeechobee, Florida, is the subject of this Notice of Sale: Lot 22, Block 53, BASSWOOD, INC., Unit No. 5, according to the Plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 51, of the Public Records of Okeechobee County, Florida together with all existing or subsequently erected or af xed buildings, improvements, and xtures (the “Property”). Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens, must le a claim within 60 days after the sale. DATED on November 21, 2013. SHARON ROBERTSON Clerk of Circuit Court BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Cler k 457668 ON 12/18,25/2013 Time to clean out the attic, basement and/or garage? 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By Charles M. MurphyOkeechobee News Hannah Raulerson had the best scoring average this season and earned the Lady Brahman Most Valuable Player Award for girls golf at the annual awards banquet on Monday night. Danyelle Shef eld won the Brahman Award while Kirsten Doney won the Most Improved Golfer Award at the event hosted by Beef O'Brady's Restaurant. It was a successful year for the Lady Brahmans as they quali ed for the regional as a team. They were third at the Hawkins Crutch eld Golf Tournament in Sebring. They had a record of 8-5. First-year coach Bruce Conrad said he enjoyed the season and was very impressed with the senior class. He praised them for their academics and their commitment to the team. "All of them plan on attending college and didn't miss any practices. They were a super group," he noted. The regional was the goal of the team at the beginning of the year. They played on a tough course in Plantation. Conrad said the pin placements were in dif cult positions near the edge of the greens and often behind sand traps. Still, he noted, the girls fought hard and competed well. He plans to recruit younger girls at both middle schools in April to breed a new group of golfers next year. He said he also wants to improve as a coach and learn more drills and tips on how to look for aws in the girl's swings. "I'd really like to start with young players and make the program a success," he added. Shef eld said she was surprised to win the Brahman Award because several girls were deserving. She said it was an honor to be recognized. "I've been brought up to always give 100 percent to what your commitments are. It is second nature to me to go to practice and I thought I did my job this year," she noted. Shef eld carries a 3.9 grade point average. She intends to enroll at Florida Gulf Coast University next year and study in the pharmacy program. She is also a softball player and plans to lead the high school team to success this year. She said she plans to focus only on academics in college. "I look forward to the season, softball is my main sport and I've grown up with the girls and it should be a lot of fun. There's a lot of pressure but we will be prepared." Her best round of the season was a 47 shot against Lincoln Park Academy. Shef eld plans to keep playing golf recreationally. Doney said she was really honored to win the Most Improved Award. She said she has worked hard and was glad she played well this year. Her goal is to attend college and she intends to continue her golf career. She will also play in a prestigious tournament in Canada this summer. She mentioned the regional tournament as a day she won't forget. "It was nerve racking but after the rst few holes I relaxed and had fun. My senior year was just the best when it came to golf," she added. Doney also thanked the coaching staff for all of their guidance and assistance this year. Raulerson said she was very honored and felt special when she was named the Most Valuable Player. She averaged 45 this year. She said she had a different attitude on the links this year. "In other years I always felt pressure. I played better because I was low key and relaxed this year," she added. Raulerson enjoyed the regional in November and also is excited about her senior year. She said all of the younger players improved and she expects some freshmen to come in next year and contribute. The one thing she would have changed this year would be the weather, which played havoc with their practice schedule. "We were off for 15 days straight due to rain and that was ridiculous," she said. Conrad thanked the parents for all of their support this year. He thanked those that supported the annual fundraiser golf tournament that was held this year at Indianwood Golf and Country Club in Indiantown. Eight of the 10 players on the squad this year were scholar athletes. That list included Shef eld, Bethany Stuart, Kristin Higgins, Doney, Jessica Wisener., Raulerson, Cameron White and Fernand a Grisales. They were all able to carry a 3.5 grade point average or higher during the golf season. Wisener earned a three-year letter award. Five of the players graduate this year. Conrad also thanked the KOA golf club and the Okeechobee Golf and Country Club for their support, as well as Kim Hargraves for preparing gift baskets for the senior girls. He also presented an award to longtime assistant coach Hank Raulerson for his help. Shef eld, Stuart and Higgins are all fouryear letter winners this year. 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 must 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 A TTORNEYS, PLLC 4855 Technology Way, Suite 500 Boca Raton, FL 33431 T elephone: (727) 446-4826 18 Okeechobee News December 18, 2013Email: 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 Who’s Who in the County, City, Law Enforcement, Fire Rescue, School Board, Etc. Em p lo y ment ~ Recreation ~ Festivals 2014 Community GuideOkeechobee County Friday, January 10, 2014 FridayJanuary24 Diana Whitehall Call today to reserve your space 863.763.3134 OHS lady linksters are honored Okeechobee News/ Charles MurphyHannah Raulerson took home the Most Valuable Player Award from the Lady Brahmans golf banquet on Monday. OHS girls golf coach Bruce Conrad presented her with the award. Okeechobee News/ Charles MurphyDanyelle Shef eld earned the Brahman Award for girls golf this fall. She was presented the award by OHS golf coach Bruce Conrad. Okeechobee News/ Charles MurphyKirsten Doney accepts the Most Improved Golfer Award from OHS Lady Brahmans golf coach Bruce Conrad (left).

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SEYMOUR, Attorney at Law 863-467-1894 An Aordable Way to Advertise! email: okeeadsales@newszap.com 19 Okeechobee News December 18, 2013 By Charles M. MurphyOkeechobee News Yearling rebounded from an early 6-0 de cit and then fought off the Gifford Dolphins 35-29 to win their rst home game of the year in middle school boys basketball action Monday. Lamar Williams had a double-double w ith 19 points and 13 rebounds to lead the Bulls. Kysell Richardson had 10 points and three assists for YMS. Yearling trailed 8-4 after the rst quarter and led 17-16 at the half. Gifford held a tenuous 25-24 win after the third quarter. George Marshall had two points, three rebounds and three steals for the Bulls. Robert Futch had four points, three steals and two assists. Demarcus Harris led Gifford with 11 points. Yearling coach Mike Wharin said his team gave an unbelievable effort and that his bench players gave the team a spark. "That made a huge difference. We lost to them by one point in our rst game and this game had an entirely different feel. Our intensity was much better tonight," he said. Wharin said his defense made a lot of plays. Early in the game the full-court press w asn't working so he switched to a variety of zone defenses to confuse the Dolphins. Williams kept active on both ends of the court and didn't come out of the game. He had to guard three different players off the Gifford bench but still was able to match their effort and intensity. Wharin said Williams was able to use his quickness in the post to get some good looks at the basket and more often than not either scored or was fouled. Zachary Wharin provided a lift off the bench with some steals, defense, and ball handling. He also provided an outside shooting threat. "It felt great to win since we lost our rst game to them. Both teams played their hardest and played their hearts out," he noted. Yearling improved to 3-4 overall. They travel to meet Storm Grove on Wednesday afternoon. Yearling lost to Sebastian on the road in their previous game last Thursday, Dec. 12. Sebastian went on a 24-0 run to open the second half as they defeated the Bulls 51-42. Yearling had an 18-1 run in a rather bizarre second half. Robert Futch had nine points, Jose Rodriguez had eight points and Zachary Wharin added seven points for YMS. Y MS topples Gifford, 35-29 Okeechobee News/ Charles MurphyLamar Williams (34 in white) watches a free throw attempt during Monday’s basketball game at YMS. By Charles M. MurphyOkeechobee NewsOkeechobee High School couldn't hold an early 18-11 advantage and lost to Fort Pierce W estwood, 53-38, in girls basketball action on Thursday at OHS. The Lady Brahmans played well for most of the game and trailed the Lady Panthers by only 40-36, late in the game before Westwood w ent on a 13-0 run to ice the game. OHS coach Morgan Ungerott said Westw ood took some of their starters out after a slow start and her team took advantage of it. "Even when they put the starters back in w e still were under control, we played patient basketball and we held with them as much as w e could,"she said. Ungerott said fatigue and the sheer athleticism of the Lady Panthers nally got to her team down the stretch. The Lady Panthers made a tactical decision to stall the ball against a packed in Lady Brahman zone. With time winding down the Lady Brahmans had to go to a man-to-man defense and couldn't keep up. "They spread it out a little bit and we were not quick enough. Give them credit for being smart enough to do that," she said. Ungerott said the team continues to have injury problems but have had some players return to give them a little more depth. She praised her team for their energy and effort in this game. "The girls put in some extra effort tonight that I hadn't seen all season. There is nothing to hang our head about because this was a close game for most of the way. That is de nitely a victory for us against a solid Westwood team," she said. Ungerott said the schedule slows down a little bit with the holiday break coming up. She said she intends to take advantage of that time to improve the team and she thinks things could get better in January. Okeechobee got a boost from the return of Sha' Dajia Williams who provided energy, defense, and some points and rebounds to the team. OHS played without starters Baylee Farless and Cheyenne Nunez due to injury. Point guard Thaddricka Sanders went to the bench after a hard fall in the fourth quarter and didn't return. W estwood races to 53-38 hoop win over OHS ladies

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