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Wednesday, January 1, 2014 50¢ Plus tax V ol. 105 No. 1 14.23 feetLast Year: 15.03 feet Lake Levels S ource: South Florida Water M anagement District. Depth given in feet above sea level See page 4 for information about how to contact this newspaper. By Charles M. MurphyOkeechobee News For the third consecutive year, an impasse has been declared in ongoing negotiations for a teacher contract between the Okeechobee County Educators Association #1604, and the Okeechobee Count y School Board. Salary issues and how to evaluate teachers remain the biggest issues in the dispute. Both sides state they were disappointed in the declaration of impasse. Assistant Superintendent of Schools Joni Ard said both sides have worked ver y hard to get a deal done. “We have money from the state and we really wanted to get the money in the hands of teachers,” she said. “I thought our last proposal was extremely generous and we’re hoping that through the process we will get it resolved as quickly as possible.” The district proposed to have steps $400 apart on the salary schedule. This year they proposed to pay teachers graded effective four steps, or $1,600. Teachers graded highly effective would receive six steps, or $2,400. The teachers would also get revenue from a new placement on the salary schedule. Ms. Ard notes this amount is greater than the amount of money given by the governor and legislature to districts. She also emphasized that the state allows this pot of money, approximately $1.08 million, can also be spent for salary hikes for school based administrators. Teachers’ contract talks at impasse Bureau of Land Management plans adoption event in Okeechobee, Jan. 10-11Special to the Okeechobee News Thousands of acres of habitat for America’s wild horses and burros remain in danger due to the lingering effects of drought and wild res throughout the western United States. Therefore, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has conducted several gathers aimed at saving as many of these animals as possible. As a result, thousands of horses are now in need of homes and some are already headed to Okeechobee for a special two-day adoption Jan. 10-11, at the Okeechobee County Agri-Civic Center. The two-day event will feature approximately 70 adult and yearling horses and burros that once roamed free on public lands in the West. The adoption will start at 8 a.m. on Friday and run until 7 p.m. Gates open again Saturday morning at 8 a.m. and the adoption will continue through 7 p.m. This adoption will be rst come, rst served for the entire event. For best selection, come early. Applications can be completed at the adoption, and approval is done on the spot. Adoption fees are $125 for each animal for this special event. Adopt a wild horse or burro OHS swim team sets records ... Page 18 Annual bird count planned ... Page 2 Special to the Okeechobee News/ BLMThese are some of the horses that will be up for adoption Jan. 10 and 11 at the Okeechobee Agri-Civic Center. For more photos of horses and burros available for adoption, see the Okeechobee page on www. orida.newszap.com. Special to the Okeechobee News/ BLMA few burros will be available for adoption at the Agri-Civic Center Jan. 10 and 11 on a rst-come, rst-served basis. See HORSES — Page 5 See TEACHERS — Page 5

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 Friday, Jan. 3, and Wednesday, Jan. 15, the Okeechobee Agri-Civic Center will host Turnin’ N Burnin’ Barrel Race events. Turnin’ N Burnin’ Barrel Club will hold the seventh and eighth races in its Winter Buckle series. The Show Stoppers 4-H Club will provide a concession stand, and there is no charge for the public to attend.  Saturday, Jan. 4, will bring a Turnin’ N Burnin’ Jackpot & Speed Show to the Okeechobee Agri-Civic Center. This is a saddle series jackpot, with awards for the top ve places. The speed show is also a saddle series, awarding to the top 5 places in each class. Exhibition runs start at 3 p.m. The jackpot starts at 5 p.m., with the Speed Show after the Jackpot. The Show Stoppers 4-H Club will provide a concession stand. There is no charge for the public to attend.  Friday, Jan. 10, and Saturday, Jan. 11, the Okeechobee Agri-Civic Center will host a Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Wild Horse and Burro Adoption event from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. The BLM uses its adoption program as the primary tool to place these iconic animals into private care. The horses and burros available for adoption come from overpopulated herd management areas where vegetation and water could become scarce if too many animals use the area. For more information, can call 888-274-2133.  Saturday, Jan. 18, The Udder Bunch 4-H group will be hold a clinic at The AgriCivic Center.  Sunday, Jan. 19, will bring Okeechobee Youth Rodeo Association to the Agri-Civic Center. Events are open to youth from 4 to 18 years old. For more information, please contact Kristi Clemons at 863-697-1193.  Saturday, Jan. 25, is the Seventh Annual Okeechobee Family Health and Safety Expo. The goal of this expo is to promote health and safety to the residents of Okeechobee through the display of rst responder vehicles, demonstrations, health screenings, fun activities, vendor booths, entertainment and giveaways. Be sure to stop by every vendor booth to learn about health and safety. Each vendor will have something for you, including a raf e drawing for a nice prize! Take advantage of the health screenings, demonstrations, information and entertainment. On Sunday, Jan. 26, the Agri-Civic Center will be the location for a Mexican Rodeo, featuring Mexican music, food and entertainment. Okeechobee Agri-Civic Center Upcoming Events 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 561.747.1232 Monday Evening Hours Now Available!€ Face Li € Tummy Tuck € Breast Augmentation € Breast Li/Reduction € Endoscopic Brow Li € Nasal Surgery € Eyelid Surgery € Liposculpture € Botox and Fillers 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 Always on Top of the JobŽRe-Roofing Specialists€ Metal & Shingle Roofs € Flats & Leaks Repair FREE ESTIMATES863-357-3838State Lic.#CCC1327338 2 Okeechobee News January 1, 2014 The Florida Department of Health in Okeechobee County announced that temporary payment has been authorized for CPT code 90686 for Medicaid recipients who are pregnant and age 21 or older. This step is being taken due to the increased impact that in uenza infections are having on pregnant w omen and their babies in Florida. The Medicaid reimbursement rate will be the same rate for those vaccines that are covered for Medicaid recipients between the ages of 1820, and will be effective for the time period beginning Dec. 19, 2013, through March 31, 2014. “The u vaccine is the single best way to prevent u and it is very important for pregnant women to receive the in uenza vaccination,” said Erin Hess, Okeechobee County Health Department administrator. “We want to make sure that people are aware of this new opportunity for pregnant women to receive u vaccination through Medicaid reimbursement.” The Department of Health in Okeechobee County recommends that all individuals six months of age and older receive the u vaccination each year. It is especially important for pregnant women to be vaccinated due to the increased risk of complications associated with contracting the u while pregnant. The u vaccination is safe and will protect the mother, the unborn child, and will also help protect babies during the rst months after birth. Additional u prevention steps include washing your hands often, keeping your hands away from your face and covering your mouth and nose with a tissue when sneezing and coughing. Symptoms of the u include headache, fever, severe cough, runny nose or body aches. If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, see your primary care provider immediately for guidance on treatment. For more information on pregnant women and in uenza, visit http:// www.cdc.gov/ u/protect/vaccine/pregnant. htm. It is important for you and your family members to get a u vaccine every year. Flu vaccines are offered in many locations, including doctor’s of ces, clinics, health departments, retail stores, pharmacies, health centers, and by many employers and schools. Check with your physician, Florid a Department of Health in Okeechobee County or visit http://www. oridahealth.gov/prevention-safety-and-wellness/ u-prevention / locate-au-shot.html to search for a location to receive a u vaccine. DOH protects, promotes and improves the health of all people in Florida through integrated state, county and community efforts. Follow the Florida Department of Health on Twitter at @HealthyFla and on Facebook. For information about the Florida Department of Health, visit www.FloridaHealth. gov. Flu vaccinations available for pregnant Medicaid recipients Today: Mostly cloudy skies. High 79F. Winds ENE at 5 to 10 mph. Tonight: Partly cloudy skies during the evening. Fog developing overnight. Low 66F. Winds light and variable.Extended ForecastThursday: Sunshine and clouds mixed. High 83F. Winds SSW at 10 to 20 mph. Thursday Night: Overcast with showers at times. Low 62F. Winds WSW at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 50%. Friday: Mostly cloudy skies early, then partly cloudy in the afternoon. High around 65F. Winds NNW at 10 to 15 mph. Friday Night: Partly to mostly cloudy. Low 52F. Winds NNE at 5 to 10 mph. Okeechobee Forecast The South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) is joining with the Hendry-Glades Audubon Society once again as the group conducts its portion of the 114th Christmas Bird Count in Stormwater Treatment Area 5 (STA-5) in Hendry County. Stormwater Treatment Areas are the water-cleaning workhorses of Everglades restoration. They have also become renowned havens for wildlife and outdoor enthusiasts alike. Data collected during the annual bird counts—which span North America and bey ond during the weeks surrounding Christmas—are critical to studies of the long-term health and status of bird populations, according to Audubon. The STAs, managed by the SFWMD, attract large numbers of birds and also provide the public with a variety of recreational opportunities, such as hiking, biking and excellent bird watching. During last year’s 113th Christmas Bird Count, Audubon teams in STA-5 and the surrounding area documented 109 avian species and more than 83,400 individual birds. Throughout South Florida, the district provides recreational access to its public lands while continuing to manage them to support environmental restoration, water supply, water quality and ood control missions. At present, the district owns approximately 600,000 acres of land that are open to the public. Many of these properties are in their natural state or have enhancements such as picnic tables, informational kiosks, primitive campsites and hiking trails. For more information on recreational opportunities throughout the district’s 16-county region, visit www.sfwmd.gov/recreation. The local bird count will be Jan. 4, at 7 a.m. starting at the Stormwater Treatment Area 5 Trailhead in Hendry County, off County Road 835. For more information, contact Margaret England, Hendry-Glades Audubon Society at 863-517-0202 or see the website at www. hendrygladesaudubon.org. Christmas bird count is planned for Jan. 4

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 GottaGoArrigo.com5851 S US #1. € FT. PIERCEJUST SOUTH OF MIDWAY ROAD1-855-883-4323 1Ulrich Rd Saeger Ave Easy St Sunshine BlvdOleander Ave STORE HOURS:Monday-Saturday 8:30 AM 9:00 PM Sunday: 11:00 AM 6:00 PMSERVICE PARTS HOURS:Monday-Friday 7:30 AM 6:00 PM Saturday: 8:00 AM 5:00 PM Sunday: ClosedSe Habla Espanol UNCLAIMED VEHICLESBANK REPOSSESSIONSAUCTION VEHICLES LEASING VEHICLES CREDIT UNIONS RENTAL VEHICLES100% GUARANTEED CREDIT APPROVAL If You Make $1,000/Month, Have A Valid State ID & Can Prove Income & Residence... You Are Approved!^Get Pre-Approved Online @ GottaGoArrigo.comJim ArrigoOwner & PresidentJohn ArrigoVice President & General Manager^Severity of credit rating may affect down payment and terms. Tax, Title Motor vehicle & fees are additional. See dealer for de tails. §Stk#132473A 2002 Chevrolet Blazer. §Stk#131193A 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee was $30,215 now $22,000, Stk#140613A 2008 Dodg e Grand Caravan was $21,740 now $12,000, Stk#141273A 2003 Dodge Ram 1500 was $10,725 now $6,000. **Stk#140756A 2005 Kia Sedona $79 per month, Sale Price $6,991, $4200 D own, 72 Mos. @ 9.9% APR with 720 or better credit score. Photos used for illustrative purposes. Must take same day delivery fro m dealer stock. All offers expire 1/1/14. Ft. Pierce € West Palm € SawgrassPUSH,PULL OR TOW IT IN!WE WANT YOUR TRADE IN$0 $79VEHICLES AS LOW ASPERMONTH**DOWNDELIVERSWITH APPROVALAS LOW AS CARS ORIGINALLY PRICED AT$30,000WILL SELL FOR$22,000CARS ORIGINALLY PRICED AT$20,000WILL SELL FOR$12,000CARS ORIGINALLY PRICED AT$10,000WILL SELL FOR$6,000SOME CARS WILL SELL FOR$2,999! AS LOW AS AS LOW AS AS LOW ASAS LOW AS§§§*ALLMAKES& MODELS AVAILABLEINCLUDING:€Fords €Lincolns €Mercurys €Chevys € Jeeps€Buicks€ Cadillacs €Nissans€ Lexus € Hyundais€ Acuras € GMCs € BMWs €Mercedes € Toyotas €Hondas€Dodges €Audis €Mazdas €Volvos €Land Rovers*TODAYNEW YEARS DAYSHOWROOM & GATES OPEN AT 8:30 AMSALE STARTS AT 9:00AM! 3 Okeechobee News January 1, 2014

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In the news I heard A&E considered canceling Duck Dynasty and replacing it with a new reality show about life in the White House. It will be called Duck Responsibility.Humanists in Okeechobee? Are there any Humanists in Okeechobee? Jim Benton’s excellent article “Re ections from the Pulpit” on 12/29/13 speaks about developing relationships with other people, and suggests meeting them at church. I agree with the sentiment. Although Humanism isn’t a church, it would be a place to meet like-minded people.  Unfortunately, for the Humanists, the Zoroastrianists, Neopaganists, and probably a few Flying Spaghetti Monster adherents, et. al. etc., in Okeechobee, it’s not really a safe place to declare one’s religion... especially if it’s not mainstream Christian. There’s at least one church in Okeeville that supposedly tells its congregation that Catholics sacri ce infants. I would ignore such a strange anecdote, except I have heard it from more than three folks, including a member of that church. The Age of Enlightenment, let alone modern concepts of toleration, has not owed much into the socioreligious life here. I learned many years ago to stay away from discussions regarding the theological bases of religions with most folks in this town. Sensitive subject, to be sure, and there is no logic to “faith.” That’s why it’s called faith.  I and so many others have been so disheartened by the religious organizations in Okeechobee that we quit going to church. Since we live so far from town it has caused isolation, at least for me, from society. Not a bad thing but not a good thing either. So now work becomes my social life. Some churches in this town have been so off the wall in some regards that it pushes people away. I was raised in a strict Southern Baptist home, went to private religious-based schools and studied bible all my life. I know the bible. Some of the stuff I have heard on the radio station in advertisements from pastors in the area are so off and twisted out of context that I don’t know how they can even say it. I only know of one church in the area that the pastor has truly studied, but the church has questionable ethics. So, I choose to stay home or travel from the area to socialize. The Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Of ce investigated reports of the following crimes in the past two weeks.ASSAULT 1800 block of S.R. 70 E.  1400 block of N.W. 47th Terrace  1600 block of S.R. 70 W.  800 block of S.E. 28th St.  1500 block of S.R. 70 E.  4900 block of U.S. 441 S.BURGLARY 600 block of N.E. 24th Ave.  3200 block of U.S. 441 S.  3700 block of S.E. Eighth St.  3100 block of U.S. 441 N.  4600 block of U.S. 441 S.E.  1900 block of S.R. 78 W.  9000 block of S.E. 62nd Drive  8900 block of S.R. 78 W.  2200 block of U.S. 441 N.  6500 block of N.E. Seventh Lane  3500 block of N.W. 34th Ave.  18000 block of N.W. 256th St.  2800 block of SE. 18th Terrace  2000 block of S.E. 25th DriveCRIMINAL MISCHIEF 2500 block of U.S. 98 N.  600 block of S.R. 78 W.FRAUD 4200 block of S.E. 22nd Court  1000 block of N.E. 30th Terrace  3500 block of S.W. 23rd St.  900 block of N.W. 34th St.  4200 block of S.E. 22nd Court  3700 block of S.E. 27th St.  2000 block of S.W. First Way  4200 block of S.W. 10th Ave.  4700 block of S.E. 141st Ave.  1500 block of S.R. 70 E.  4000 block of S.W. 16th Ave.  2500 block of S.E. 24th Blvd.THEFT 900 block of S.E. 38th Ave.  1700 block of N.W. 43rd Ave.  5700 block of N.W. 11th Drive  1400 block of N.W. 47th Terrace  1500 block of N.W. 36th St.  4100 block of S.W. 11th Way  3700 block of S.E. 32nd Lane  1400 block of N.W. 47th Terrace  800 block of S.W. 28th St.  3400 block of S.E. 25th St.  200 block of N.W. 11th Ave.  16000 block of N.W. 272nd Ave.  3200 block or S.E. 27th St.  2300 block of Center Ave.  600 block of N.E. 14th Ave.  1700 block of S.W. 22nd Terrace  Jan. 1, the chamber will be closed.  The Chamber of Commerce of Okeechobee County will hold its monthly Power Networking Breakfast on Tuesday, Jan. 7, starting at 7 a.m. and concluding at 9 a.m. This is an excellent opportunity to get to know your local business people and build lasting relationships in a professional environment. So, don’t miss out. RSVP at www.Okeechobeebusiness.com. The January Concealed Weapons Class will be held Thursday, Jan. 16, at the Okeechobee Chamber of Commerce from 7 to 9 p.m. The class will last approximately two hours. Range quali cation will take place on Saturday, Jan. 19. You will be instructed where to meet on Saturday during the Thursday evening class. You may use your own weapon or you may use the weapon we provide you during quali cation. You must sign up before the class, rst come, rst serve. RSVP at www.Okeechobeebusiness.com. Concealed Weapons Class Dates for 2014 will be Thursday, Feb. 20; Thursday, March 20; Thursday, April 17; Thursday, May 15; Thursday, Sept. 18; Thursday, Oct. 16; Thursday, Nov. 20; and, Thursday, Dec. 18.  Okeechobee Leadership “Leading Th e Way Quarter Auction,” will be Friday, Jan. 24, at the Okeechobee Civic Center from 6 to 9 p.m. The Chamber of Commerce will hold its monthly Chamber Business After Hours on Tuesday, Jan. 28, starting at 5 p.m. and concluding at 7 p.m. at Zippy’s. This is an excellent opportunity to get to know your local business people and build lasting relationships in a professional environment. So don’ t miss out. RSVP now at www.Okeechobeebusiness.com.If you would like to host or sponsor a Power Networking Breakfast or Chambe r Business After hours event please, call 863467-6246. Wishing you every happiness this Holiday Season and prosperity in the New Year. We look forward to continuing our relationship in the coming year. All the best to you and your family, Antoinette Rodriguez & Staff863-467-6246 antoinette@okeechobeebusiness.com January 1, 2014 4 Okeechobee News OPINION Public Forum/Speak Out OCSO Investigations News from Chamber of Commerce 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! Special to the Okeechobee NewsGrand Oaks hosts a tea partyResidents at Grand Oaks enjoyed a tea party featuring teas of the season as well as delicious baked goods.

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 5 Okeechobee News January 1, 2014 “There will be some exceptional horses from the western rangelands, and you can adopt one for a minimal fee,” said BLM-ES State Director, John Lyon. “These wonderful animals need new homes and, with your consideration, we’ll nd great ones for all of them.” To qualify to adopt, adopters must be at least 18, with no record of animal abuse. In addition, adopters must have suitable facilities and can adopt no more than four animals. All animals must be loaded in covered stock-type trailers with sturdy walls and oors – no drop ramp trailers. “Wild mustangs are known for their strength, endurance, agility and intelligence – characteristics bred into them in the wild w hich make them ideal for work or recreation,” said Mr. Lyon. The process is called an “adoption” because the BLM retains title to the animal for one year after the adoption. During the year, a BLM representative or designee will visit each adopter to ensure the animal is being cared for and has a good home. During this time, adopters cannot sell their adopted animal. After the rst year, adopters may apply for title. The BLM will pass title of the animal if all the stipulations of the adoption agreement have been met. The animal becomes the private property of the adopter only after the BLM transfers title, which completes the adoption process. Since 1973, the BLM has placed more than 225,000 horses in approved homes across the country. To adopt a wild horse or burro, you must provide a minimum of 400 square feet (20 feet x 20 feet) for each animal adopted. Until gentled, adult horses need to be maintained in an enclosure at least 6-feet high; burros in an enclosure at least 4.5-feet high; and horses less than 18-months old in an enclosure at least 5-feet high. You should not release an ungentled animal into a large open area, such as a pasture, as you may not be able to recapture the animal for training or to provide veterinary care. However, once the animal is gentled you may release it into a pasture or similar area. You must provide shelter from inclement weather and temperature extremes for your adopted wild horse or burro. The shelter must be a two-sided structure with a roof, well-drained, adequately ventilated, and accessible to the animal. The two sides need to block the prevailing winds and need to protect the major part of the bodies of the horse or burro. For information, call 866-4MUSTANGS or 1-888-274-2133. Entrance to the Okeechobee Agri-Civic Center is off State Road 710. HORSESContinued From Page 1 The Okeechobee district opted not to spend any of this money for administrator salary adjustments so teachers would get all of the dollars. Ms. Ard said the average salary hike would be 4.96 percent. Union President Tom Bonasera said the last salary offer from the district was a serious disappointment. He said the district wanted to restructure salary schedules and the union wants to prevent cries of poverty from the district in future years. He said the language proposed includes too many escape clauses that would allow salaries to be frozen. He noted teachers received no raise last year and the school board eliminated automatic steps last year. Ms. Ard said another shadow over these negotiations is the performance pay plan and teacher evaluations. She said there are a lot of areas in this language that worry and concern teachers. “We understand negotiating a contract in this day and time is nothing like negotiations before these things were required by the state,” she stated. The district did propose an increase in the pay for a rst year teacher from $34,000 to $36,000. Ms. Ard said the district’s goal is to reward teachers for all of the hard work they’ve done and will do for students. She called teaching an incredible and awesome responsibility. Another priority is student achievement and to give them the best chance to succeed. A third priority is scal responsibility. “We must make sure, that in any contract we negotiate, that it is something we can do nancially. We have to be able to afford it,” she noted. Ms. Ard admits the district can’t guarantee steps if there is no money available in future years. She noted expenditures continued to exceed revenues in the district last year. “We would not want the district to get into a position where no raises can be given. We want to pay our hard working teachers for all they do,” she stated. It is important to note that veteran teachers on a professional service contract or continuing contract do not have to be part of the performance-based pay plan. However, potentially they will not earn as much money as the teachers who are evaluated. Veteran teachers can opt to join the new pay plan. Mr. Bonasera said the governor’s money received a lot of media coverage this year but includes a lot of misconceptions about how it is allocated. He said public employees like teachers don’t go into this eld for lots of money. They do it to help other people. He said they do get better retirement and insurance bene ts. He said it appears the trend is to have private and not public education. He stated the union would like the salary schedules changed so teachers get more money quicker. He noted the governor’s original plan was $2,500 per teacher. The current union proposal was for steps of $500. Ms. Ard said the timetable for a resolution to the impasse should be quicker than last year, when the impasse wasn’t solved until July. “We will get on this as quickly as possible. We know eventually with one package or another, the money will go to the teachers,” she added. Last month the Florida Department o f Education released data that showed 95 percent of Okeechobee teachers were effective and 3.4 percent were highly effective. These evaluations allowed teachers to use school-based scores as part of the formula, and not just students they teach. The ne w evaluation includes test scores and growth from only students in their classroom. A ke y issue in these negotiations will be cut scores, where teachers are given points on student growth. The current district proposal is teachers will be considered effective if between 43 and 71 percent of their students perform satisfactory or above. Those with 72 percent or more of students doing satisfactory or above would be considered highly effective. Mr. Bonasera said the teacher evaluations, and applying student achievement scores to them, is not popular and puts many teachers in jeopardy of losing their careers. “It is also a subject that is being completely disregarded and ignored by the district,” he added. Mr. Bonasera claims some elementar y principals in the district level their classes by grouping higher-performing students in one class and lower-performing students in another. He said the union feels that is a distinct disadvantage to the teacher of the lower performing students. “Especially when you try to show adequate growth when it comes to calculating a teacher’s score for the year,” he added. “I f a principal chooses to assign these students to the teachers they don’t like or would like to punish, that appears acceptable to the school board.” Another concern raised by the union is Algebra 1 teachers with end-of-course exams. Many of their students have alread y taken the exam and failed and the union maintains it is extremely dif cult for teachers to have them show growth. “They are teaching students who are already lagging academically and are solel y being held responsible for a student not making the appropriate growth,” he said. The union proposed points be added to these teachers’ scores if a signi cant percentage of students score low on these tests. He said the district agreed for Algebr a 1 teachers but deleted language pertaining to elementary teachers. He said the district proposal was not signi cant. “This shows a lack of understanding of the circumstance they are putting these teachers in. The district doesn’t appear to have a plan to assign the lower-achieving students to highly effective teachers,” he added. Another negotiation session is set for Jan. 13 at 4:30 p.m. to further discuss the contract. The school board could eventually get to decide the impasse. TEACHERSContinued From Page 1 Special to the Okeechobee NewsThe mustangs available for adoption in Okeechobee will include a number of paints, including the horses shown here. Special to the Okeechobee NewsBecause habitat for the mustangs has been hit by drought and wild res, the Bureau of Land Management hopes to place as many of these wild horses as possible with adoptive homes.

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Obituaries should be submitted to t he Okeechobee News by e-mailing o bits@newszap.com. Customers may also r equest photos and links to online guest b ooks. A link to the obituaries is available at w ww.newszap.com.Julia ‘June’ McCall, 90OKEECHOBEE — Julia “June” McCall of Okeechobee died December 29, 2013. She was born March 8, 1923 in Buffalo, New York and moved to Okeechobee in 1959. She w as a member of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church and the Fine Arts Club of Okeechobee. She enjoyed painting and reading. Mrs. McCall was preceded in death by her husband, William R. McCall, Sr. She is survived by her daughters, Linda M. Koch (Fred) and Kathleen C. Smith (Roy) of Orlando; son, William R. “Randy” McCall, Jr. (Laura) of Okeechobee; six grandchildren, Chris W ithrow, Andrew Withrow (Cari), Christina Horner (Eric) all of Orlando, Leslie Abbott (Al) of Spartanburg, South Carolina, Angela and J oshua McCall of Okeechobee; ve great grandchildren, Nichole Withrow, Sean Abbott, Luke Spinelli, Halle Jane Abbott and Ethan Horner. Visitation will be 11:30 a.m. until 1 p.m., Friday, Jan. 3, 2014 at Buxton & Bass Okeechobee Funeral Home. Funeral Mass will be 2 p.m., Sacred Heart Catholic Church with Father Lorenzo Gonzalez of ciating. Burial will follow at Evergreen Cemetery. Those wishing to leave a message of condolence may sign the online register book at, w ww.OkeechobeeFuneralHome.com All arrangements are entrusted to the direction and care of the Buxton, Bass and Conway families of the Buxton & Bass Okeechobee Funeral Home, 400 North Parrott Avenue, Okeechobee Florida 34972. Margaret Diane Chandler Ogletree, 62OKEECHOBEE — Margaret Diane Chandler Ogletree of Okeechobee died Sunday, Dec. 29, 2013. She was born August 30, 1951 in Okeechobee. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Okeechobee. She loved her dogs, A my and Ginger. Mrs. Ogletree was preceded in death by her parents, Larue and Florrie Chandler. She is survived by her husband, Larry Ogletree; daughter, Karen Carrier (Ernie) of Okeechobee; two grandchildren, Brittany and Rabon Carrier; three brothers, Alan Chandler, Charles Chandler (Darlene) and Wayne Chandler (Darlene) all of Okeechobee; and many loving nieces and nephews. At the family’s request, services will be held privately. Those wishing to leave a message of condolence may sign the online register book at, w ww.OkeechobeeFuneralHome.com All arrangements are entrusted to the direction and care of the Buxton, Bass and Conway families of the Buxton & Bass Okeechobee Funeral Home, 400 North Parrott Avenue, Okeechobee Florida 34972. Obituaries 6 Okeechobee News January 1, 2014 Moose plans holiday eventsWe will be open New Year’s Day all regular hours with karaoke and free nger food available. Then Thursday, Jan. 2, bingo is at 1 p.m. Lunch will be served. Friday, Jan. 3, bingo is at 6:30 p.m. Food will be available. A very Happy New Year to all Moose members and friends.Rodeo aids cancer victims“Ride for the Fight” will be held Wednesday, Jan. 1 at the Okeechobee Cattlemen’s Arena, across from Raulerson Hospital on U.S. 441 North. There will be bull and ranch bronc riding starting at 2 p.m. Tickets are $5 for adults and children under 12 are free. All proceeds go to help victims of cancer. For information, call 863-634-3971.GOP women host anniversaryThe Okeechobee Federated Republican Women’s Club will celebrate their rst anniversary with Congressman Tom Rooney. The event will be held at Cowboy’s located at 202 N.E. Seventh Ave., in the private dining room at 6 p.m. on Jan. 2 Admission is $25 if prepaid, and $30 at the door. The full Cowboy’s menu will be available. Desserts will be provided. A cash bar will also be available. RSVP is a must, as seating is very limited. To make your reservations, call 863-634-8474; or, email okeechobeecfrw@gmail.com. Softball leagues formingLet’s play ball! The Okeechobee Recreation Department Winter Co-Ed and Mens Softball Leagues are accepting team applications at the Okeechobee County Parks and Recreation Department Of ce, 640 N.W. 27th Lane, in the Okeechobee Sports Complex. The deadline to sign up is Jan. 3 The rst game of the regular season will be Jan. 13. The cost is $300 per team for the Co-Ed League and $350 per team for the Mens Winter League. For information, call 863-763-6950.Flag grid sign-ups end Jan. 3The deadline to sign up for the Okeechobee County Recreation Department Mens and Womens Flag Football Leagues is Jan. 3 The fee is $350 per team. Teams can sign up at the Okeechobee County Parks and Recreation Of ce at the Okeechobee Sports Complex. For information, call 863-7636950. The rst game has been tentatively scheduled for Jan. 13.Church planning yard saleThe Point of Light Fellowship Church, at 15399 S.R. 78 in Lakeport, is having a huge yard sale Saturday, Jan. 4 from 8 a.m.until noon. Spaces are available for $15. Bring your yard sale items, crafts, baked goods, or bring your items to donate to the church pantry. Call Teresa at 863-227-4037, for information. All money collected will go to our new food pantry.DAR will meet Jan. 4The Okeechobee Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution will meet Saturday, Jan. 4 at 10 a.m. at the Okeechobee Public Library. All members and prospective members are invited to attended. Sharon Buck will present an interesting and informative program about our ag.Academy to host 5K raceRock Solid Christian Academy will host a 5K race on Saturday, Jan. 4 at 7:30 a.m. Please 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 containing a reusable water bottle, towel, ashlight/pen, samples and coupons. Prizes include SeaWorld and Aquatica tickets, gift certi cates to Publix, Cabot Cheese, Fleet Feet Sports, Road ID and more. All proceeds bene t the RSCA library.Legion offers Sunday bingoAmerican Legion 64 will host Sunday night bingo Jan. 5 at 6:30 p.m. Doors open at 5 p.m. in the bingo area. The kitchen will offer a limited menu. Payoffs will be determined by player attendance. All proceeds will bene t the American Legion veterans’ programs. The event is open to the public. The American Legion now has free WIFI for its lounge and dining room patrons.Youth hoop sign-ups to startThe 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. Please bring the child’s birth certi cate to register. The registration deadline has been changed to Monday, Jan. 6 2014. The Recreation Department 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. Games will be held at Yearling Middle School. Tryouts will be Jan. 7. Games will start Jan. 25. For information online go to https://www. facebook.com/OkeeParksandRec.Coalition board will meetThe Okeechobee Healthy Start Coalition board of directors will meet Wednesday, Jan. 8 at 11 a.m. at their of ce located in the White House Plaza, 1132 S. Parrott Ave. The meeting is open to the public. The Okeechobee Healthy Start Coalition is part of a statewide network of coalitions responsible for planning and implementing services for pregnant women and infants. The coalition is made up of citizens interested in promoting healthy families and healthy outcomes for babies in Okeechobee. For information, contact executive director Kay Begin at 863-462-5877.Elks #2871 will meet Jan. 9The rst meeting of the year for the Lake Okeechobee Elks, #2871, will be held Thursday, Jan. 9 at 7 p.m. at the VFW South in Treasure Island. We will have an important progress report from the building committee about getting a building.YOUNFIED event plannedThe second annual YOUNFIED event will be held Saturday, Jan. 11 at 5:30 p.m. at Osceola Middle School. Doors will open at 5 p.m. The event is geared for youth in grades ve to 12. The keynote speaker will be Jeffrey Dean. He will address issues on abstinence, peer pressure and an array of other every-day issues that our youth face. Jason Castro from American Idol will be our main musician for the night and he will be opened by local artist D. Kidd. The youth of our today will be the youth of our tomorrow, let’s do our part to guide them!Elks celebrate anniversaryIt’s the rst anniversary for the Lake Okeechobee Elks, #2871, and they will be celebrating with a Country Hoe Down on Sunday, Jan. 12 from 5 until 8 p.m. at the VFW South. Music will be provided by Carl Cable and Sloopy Joe. A barbecue with all the xins will be served for an $8 donation. Bring a pot luck dessert or just come and enjoy. The public is welcome. All donations will go to our building fund.Habitat for Humanity to meetIf you are interested in applying for a home the Okeechobee County Habitat for Humanity is inviting you to a two-hour informational meeting Thursday, Jan. 23. The meeting will be held in the conference room at the Hampton Inn, 1200 S.R. 70 W., and will start promptly at 6 p.m. This is an adult only meeting. You must bring $25 for the application fee. Come learn about our program and see if you qualify. For information, call 863-357-1371.Health Expo set for Jan. 25The seventh annual Okeechobee Famil y Health and Safety Expo will be held Saturday, Jan. 25, from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the Okeechobee County Agri-Civic Center, just off S.R. 710 There will be free parking and admission — everything is free. Take advantage of health screenings and demonstrations. There will also be free entertainment and lunch. Apply for Florida KidCare, Medicaid and Food Stamps at the Expo. Complete the Know Your Numbers report card, which is a record of your free health screenings and an opportunity to win a prize. For information, call 863-462-5000, ext. 257; or, 863-6346464.Wild game dinner slatedThe Rotary Club of Okeechobee will hold a “Walk on the Wild Side “wild game dinner at Quail Creek Plantation at 5 p.m. on Jan. 25 A percentage of the funds raised at this event will go directly to Real Life Children’s Ranch and the balance for scholarships for graduating Okeechobee High School students. Tickets are $40 per person. For information, contact Donna Gaiser at 863-6109416; or, canvas.shop@yahoo.com. Community Events Brought to you by:“Your Air Conditioning and Plumbing Specialist”863.763.6461Lic#CAC1817236

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By Brad BuckUFGAINESVILLE — Consumers who are more concerned about what types of sugars are in their drinks will likely choose a lesssweetened beverage, although most people don’t know the difference between natural and added sugars, a new University of Florida study shows. Gail Rampersaud, a UF registered dietitian, and Lisa House, a UF food and resource economics professor, both with the Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, teamed w ith other UF researchers to conduct the 60question online survey, in which people from across the U.S. answered questions about their perceptions about various drinks. They surveyed 3,361 adults to gauge how often they consumed non-alcoholic beverages, as well as their knowledge and perceptions about sugars in those drinks. About half the participants said one of their top three concerns about beverages was sugar, and they drank fewer sugar-sweetened beverages than those who did not list sugar as a top concern, the study showed. The research found that many consumers do not have a major concern about added sugars in beverages they drink, and continue to consume relatively high amounts. Men drink up to 550 calories a day in beverages, and sugar-sweetened beverages rank as the fourth-highest contributor to mean energy intake in the American diet, the study showed. The study was published online by the journal Nutrition Research earlier this month. “The issue is: the Nutrition Facts panel does not make a distinction between natural sugars and added sugars,” said Rampersaud, the study’s lead author. “It would help consumers if added sugars were listed separately.” The labels list “sugars” but don’t de ne whether they’re added or sugars that are natural to the beverage, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Research on the role of sugar-sweetened beverages shows strong evidence that they contribute to weight gain in adults. Thus consumers may not always know how much or what types of sugar they’re choosing. Based on previous studies, researchers hypothesized that survey respondents would have limited knowledge about sugars in their drinks. They also believed consumers would drink whatever tasted good, regardless of sugar concerns. House said researchers were right on their rst hypothesis but wrong on their second. More than half the participants saw sodas, fruit drinks, fruit juice cocktails and sports drinks as sugary while almost half characterized diet sodas as sugary, suggesting many respondents saw the word “sugary” as a sweet-tasting beverage, and not necessarily one with added sweetener, the study said. Some 40 percent said 100 percent fruit juice is sugary, even though it has no added sugar, House said. According to the 2013 International Food and Information Council’s Food & Health Survey, 58 percent of Americans say they are trying to limit or avoid sugars. The UF study nearly mirrored the council’s report, with 51 percent saying sugar was one of their top three concerns in a beverage. The 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommend consumers drink water instead of sugary beverages. But UF researchers think many people misunderstand the word “sugary.” “If we’re going to be using the term ‘sugary’ in dietary guidance to refer to beverages with added sugars, we need to make sure people know what that means,” House said. House and Rampersaud conducted the study with UF postdoctoral associate Hyeyoung Kim and Assistant Professor Zhiefeng Gao. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Now In Stock Your Winter Supplement Feeds for Cattle A T T E N T I O N : F A R M E R S & R A N C H E R S Protein Blocks, Energy Blocks, All Natural Blocks, Round Bales, Liquid Feed... Walpole Feed & Supply Co. 7 6 3 6 9 0 5 Hwy. 98 N., Okeechobee 7 Okeechobee News January 1, 2014 By Charles M. MurphyOkeechobee News Okeechobee High School earned a C grade for the 2012-2013 school year according to the Florida Department of Education. Okeechobee had 50 percent of students at satisfactory or above in reading, 35 percent satisfactory or above in math, 45 percent in writing, and 27 percent in science during this period. Assistant Superintendent of Okeechobee Schools Joni Ard said the district understands it is a very rigorous grading system. She pointed out OHS did well when compared to other high schools in the Heartland District in Highlands, Glades, Hendry, Hardee and DeSoto counties. “We’re pleased mainly because if you break out the different areas we did exceptionally well and grew in a lot of areas. We are not satis ed with a C grade and we anticipate continued growth. We will work hard to move us to the next level,” she said. Moore Haven High School also earned a C grade this year. The state report showed 44 percent of the Moore Haven campus had satisfactory or above in reading, 55 percent in math, 48 percent in writing and 44 percent in science. Clewiston High had 38 percent satisfactory in reading, 50 percent in math, 36 percent in writing and 45 percent in science. Sebring High School had 50 percent in reading, 57 percent in math, 58 percent in writing and 70 percent in science, according to the state report. OHS showed reading gains for 66 percent of students. The report showed 65 percent of lower performing students showed learning gains; 54 percent of low performing students improved in math; and, 51 percent of all students improved in math. The state data showed 63 percent of OHS students were ready in reading for postsecondary courses in 2012. That percentage improved to 70 percent in 2013. Those ready for post-secondary math courses increased from 50 to 59 percent. OHS was a C school in 2012 and earned a B in 2011. Mrs. Ard said the district understands they have areas to work on. She noted math and writing were are areas of concern. She said the growth in reading was great. “Obviously the high school students, teachers, parents and administrators are working very hard,” she noted. Ms. Ard said if there was one thing she would change it would be having the high school grade come out when other grades are released in the summer. She said the district did have test scores that re ect where the high school is and they use that to create strategies for future growth. “I’d love to see the grades earlier in the year and all of the districts in the state would, but with the test scores we’ve been working on things already,” she added. State gives Okeechobee High School a ‘C’ for 2012-13 Highlands Hammock State Park plans the following events this month.  2014 Music in the Park Concerts: Return to the early days of rock-and-roll and relive those golden high school days of the 1950s and early 60s with Lotela Gold at Highland Hammock’s Music in the Park Concert on J an. 18. Other scheduled concerts in the 2014 series include California Toe Jam on Feb. 22, GrooVus on March 22, Rick Arnold on April 19, and Quasimojo on May 17. Concerts run from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Saturday nights. Concert admission is $5 per person. A ccompanied children 12 and under are free of charge. Bring blankets, lawn chairs, and ashlights and plan to enjoy an evening of music under the stars. Food vendors will be onsite. Park entry fee of $6 per vehicle (up to 8 people) is waived after 6 p.m. on concert nights. Proceeds from concert fees support park improvements via the Friends of Highlands Hammock State Park.  Monday Morning Nature Walks: The rst in a series of Monday Morning Nature Walks begins on Jan. 6. Plan to meet park volunteer trail guides Brian and Susan Woodworth at the Fern Garden Trailhead at 9:30 a.m. Hikers will become acquainted with common trees and plants and observe birds and other wildlife spotted below the boardwalk and along this trail. This leisurely walk will take approximately 45 minutes to an hour. The Woodworths, longtime nature enthusiasts, who have an eye for catching things easily missed, will lead these guided walks and provide interpretation. The premier walk will be followed by walks on Cypress Swamp on Jan. 13, Richard Lieber Memorial Trail on Jan. 20, and Ancient Hammock Trail on Jan. 27. Park visitors will meet at the trailheads on the Loop Drive at 9:30 a.m. and are advised to wear sturdy hiking boots, long pants, and bring binoculars, eld guides, insect repellent, and bottled water. Guided nature walks are free. Park entry fees of $6 per vehicle (up to 8 people), $4 per vehicle for a single person, and $2 for bicyclists and people on foot apply.  Winter 2014 Exploration Station: Coming out to the park for a weekend picnic or the 1 p.m. or 2:30 p.m. South Canal Tram Tour? Stop by the Exploration Station next to the Civilian Conservation Corps Museum and discover things you can nd in the park. Manned by park volunteers who are self-taught naturalists, the Exploration Station is open from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays. Visitors of all ages can learn more about what’s in the par k and examine animal skulls, tortoise shells, snake skins, wildlife tracks, and other items close up. Exploring the Exploration Station provides good background information and serves to enhance trail walks and nature observation. Park visitors are advised to chec k at the Ranger Station for other times the Exploration Exhibit may be open during the week. Highlands Hammock State Park to host special events Confusion surrounds added vs. natural sugar in drinks

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By Kimberly Moore WilmothUF GAINESVILLE — A University of Florida researcher has mapped the DNA genome of a new strain of citrus greening that could further threaten Florida’s beleaguered $9 billion citrus industry. Knowing the genetic makeup of the various strains is critical to nding a cure. Dean Gabriel, a plant bacteriology specialist with UF/IFAS, helped sequence and map the genome of the most prevalent form of the disease in Florida, and now he and colleagues have done the same for a new strain of the disease discovered in Brazil. There is no cure for either strain, although researchers believe that knowing the genetic makeup of the disease is critical to nding one. Gabriel said by having that “roadmap” of the bacteria genome, they will be certain there are no surprises in the Brazilian species, which has now been found in Texas. In addition, the mapping should help guide them to improvements in control methods and toward more usable genes and treatments. “What the genome does, it lets you know everything that the organism has and doesn’t have in its artillery for offense and defense— and it lets you design a strategy to control it,” Gabriel said. Researchers often liken having the genetic sequence for an organism to having its list of parts. “Having all the genetic information is like having a detailed roadmap of the organism,” said Jackie Burns, director of the UF/ IFAS Citrus Research and Education Center in Lake Alfred. Citrus greening was rst discovered by farmers in China in 1911 and made its rst appearance in Florida in 2005. It is spread by a tiny insect called the Asian citrus psyllid that feeds on the trees, leaving bacteria that starve the tree of nutrients. Infected trees produce fruits that are unsuitable for sale as fresh fruit or for juice and most die within a few years. The disease has already affected millions of citrus trees in North America. Gabriel’s team’s work will be outlined in a research paper that will be published in February in the journal Molecular PlantMicrobe Interaction. The genome map is already available online, at GenBank. To map the bacteria’s DNA genome, Gabriel’s Brazilian colleagues rst diced up and crushed tissue from the veins of infected citrus trees where the organism was most highly concentrated. They used chemicals to extract DNA and puri ed it. The team had to separate the tree DNA from that of the bacterium. DNA comprises four nucleotides, which fall into an order to encode genes speci c to an organism. Gabriel likened it to examining beads on a necklace: The beads come in only four colors, and the color sequence determines each gene – in this case, the DNA greening “necklace” held 1,195,201 beads, or 1,044 genes. To obtain the nucleotide sequence from the puri ed bacterial DNA, they used stateof-the-art sequencing machines at the UF Interdisciplinary Center for Biotechnology Research. The research was funded by the Citrus Research and Development Foundation Inc., an af liate of UF’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences. In the battle against greening, UF/IFAS researchers have tried everything from working on ways to eradicate the psyllid to grafting trees that show better resistance to greening. Frederick Gmitter, a citrus breeder and faculty member at IFAS’ Citrus REC, said his research team has found new experimental rootstocks that seem to be supporting healthier trees – even ones with citrus greening. In addition, his team is studying “escape trees,” which are trees that remain unscathed, even when surrounded by thousands of infected tress. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 BOGO For It!Go “nd Buy One Get One Free savings all over the store. Check our ads for new deals every week. publix.com/save 8 Okeechobee News January 1, 2014 Mapping of citrus greening genome could aid state industry Special to the Okeechobee NewsGrand Oaks hosts Christmas partyGrand Oaks Assisted Living Facility hosted its third annual Christmas party for residents, employees and their families. An amazing group of 154 people enjoyed carolng and a visit from Mr. and Mrs. Claus, who brought gifts for all the children and residents, and a buffet of delicious seasonal items offered from the talented kitchen staff. It is a great opportunity for the entire Grand Oaks family to celebrate this important time of the year. Pictured are Mrs. Claus, Bailie Shurley and Santa Claus.

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 In a democracy, the highest office is that of citizens.Ž „ US Supreme Court Justice Felix Frankfurter. We agree. Yet too many citizens feel powerless to influence the flow of events. We give people a voice. Our Speak Out column is just one example. We consider it an extension of the secret ballot and a return of the values of the American Revolution. How are we doing? Let us know by emailing feedback@newszap.com or calling your editor.Community Service Through Journalism 9 Okeechobee News January 1, 2014 By Eric KoppOkeechobee News A Lakeport man was booked into the Okeechobee County Jail after he w as reportedly found to be in possession of a small amount of suspected methamphetamine. Justin Kyle Thomas, 34, Old Lakeport Road, w as arrested Dec. 27 on one felony count of possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine). He was also arrested on misdemeanor charges of possession of marijuana under 20 grams and possession of drug paraphernalia. He is being held in the county jail on $6,000 bond. An arrest report by Deputy Leland Schoonmaker, of the Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Of ce (OCSO), stated the suspected meth was found during a traf c stop in the 3600 block of S.R. 710. The reason for the stop, continued the report, was because the tint on the 2660 station wagon driven by another man was too dark. In that car were the driver, Thomas and another man. According to the report when Thomas was asked to get out of the car, he appeared to be hiding something in his groin area. The deputy stated he learned Thomas was hiding “... a rig on him.” The ‘rig’ turned out to be a sunglass case reportedly lled with syringes. A pipe was also found in the front pocket of the man’s pants. OCSO Deputy Matt Crawford also reportedly found a small bag that contained a crystal-like substance. When that substance was eld tested, it allegedly indicated a positive result for the presence of meth. The suspected meth weighed 0.2 grams, the arrest report pointed out. Deputy Schoonmaker also pointed out that the residue in the pipe was eld tested. That test, he added, indicated a positive result for the presence of marijuana. Lakeport man charged with meth possession Justin Thomas By Eric KoppOkeechobee News The search is on for a 1-ton Ford Super Duty pickup truck that was stolen from outside the owner’s home some time early Sunday morning. According to Detective Mark Shireman, of the Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Of ce (OCSO), the 2000 white F-350 was taken from a residence in Oak Lake Villas on S.W. 28th St., sometime Dec. 29. The owner last saw the truck around midnight, then noticed at 8:45 a.m. it was gone. The four-wheel drive, long-bed Super Cab pickup was equipped with a 7.3 liter diesel motor, ranch hand front bumper, running boards, aluminum wheels and brand new tires. There is also a metal tool box in the bed of the truck. Detective Shireman said the value of the vehicle would be approximately $12,000. The OCSO investigator went on to point out that the vehicle was locked and the owner still has both sets of keys. When asked if he knew where the truck may have been taken, the detective replied he has no idea at this point. If anyone has information regarding this case, they are asked to contact Detective Shireman at 863-763-3117. Search under way for stolen F-350 Special to the Okeechobee NewsThe 1-ton Ford Super Duty Pickup that was stolen. The following individuals were arrested on felony or driving under the in uence (DUI) charges by the Okeechobee County Sheriff's Of ce (OCSO), the Okeechobee City Police Department (OCPD), the Florida Highw ay Patrol (FHP), the Florida Fish and W ildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) or the Department of Corrections (DOC).  Joan M. Busse, 79, U.S. 441 S.E., Okeechobee, was arrested Dec. 24 by Deputy Steven Pollock on a misdemeanor charge of driving under the in uence. She was released on her own recognizance.  Brian James Prescott, 27, S.W. Ninth A ve., Okeechobee, was arrested Dec. 27 by Of cer Michael Jordan on a felony charge of possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine) and a misdemeanor charge of possession of drug paraphernalia. His bond was set at $10,500.  Darrell David Nettles, 44, N.W. 30th St., Okeechobee, was arrested Dec. 27 by Ofcer Charles Green on a felony charge of resisting a law enforcement of cer with violence and a misdemeanor charge of giving a false name while under arrest. His bond was set at $10,500.  Alexander Linsky, 54, Magellan Way W., Delray Beach, was arrested Dec. 28 by the FHP on a felony charge of possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine), and misdemeanor charges of driving under the in uence and possession of drug paraphernalia. His bond was set at $16,000.  Brian Matthew Arnold, 27, N.E. 124th Ave., Okeechobee, was arrested Dec. 28 by Deputy Megan Holroyd on a Florida Parole Commission warrant charging him with the felony of violation of probation. He is being held without bond.  Kevin Oscar Larson, 28, S.E. 86th Blvd., Okeechobee, was arrested Dec. 28 by Deputy Leland Schoonmaker on a felony charge of possession of a controlled substance (cocaine). His bond was set at $2,500.  Vincent Edward Dortch, 55, N.E. 14th Ave., Okeechobee, was arrested Dec. 28 by Deputy Megan Holroyd on a Palm Beach County warrant charging him with the felony of violation of probation aggravated battery with a deadly weapon. He is being held without bond.  Richard Becerra, 37, N.W. Fifth St., Okeechobee, was arrested Dec. 28 by Deputy Mark Margerum on a felony charge of false imprisonment and a misdemeanor charge of battery. His bond was set at $25,000.  Donald Leo Gordon, 52, N.W. 28th Ave., Okeechobee, was arrested Dec. 30 by Deputy Steven Pollock on misdemeanor charges of refusal to submit to a driving under the in uence test and leaving the scene of an accident involving property damage. His bond had not been set as of newspaper deadline. This column lists arrests and not convictions, unless otherwise stated. Anyone listed here who is later found innocent or has had the charges against them dropped is welcome to inform this newspaper. The information will be con rmed and printed. Okeechobee Arrest Report After heavy rain fall at the start of December along South Florida’s east coast, the 16-county area has been experiencing below average rainfall during the past two weeks. Water levels across the region are declining in the midst of the dry season, but the water supply at this time remains adequate. The district continues to operate the water management system to maximize water storage for the remainder of the dry season, South Florida is under the District’s Year-Round Landscape Irrigation Rule that limits residential and business landscape irrigation to two days a week. In Okeechobee County, if your address ends with an odd number, you may water your lawn before 10 a.m. or after 4 p.m. on Wednesday and Saturday. If your home address ends in an even number, you may water your lawn before 10 a.m. or after 4 p.m. on Thursday and Sunday. For more information, visit www.sfwmd.gov/2days. Conserve water during dry season

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 GYNECOLOGY 1713 Hwy 441 N. Suite F, Okeechobee, FL Caring Evaluation and Treatment of Women’s Health IssuesD. J B• Laparoscopy Hysterectomy • Urogynecology • Pelvic Prolapse • Minimally Invasive Surgery • Infertility • Hysteroscopy • Menstrual Abnormalities • Endometriosis • Urinary Incontinence • Loss of Libido • Sterilization • Menopausal Disorders Accepting New Patients863-763-8000RaulersonGyn.com FAMILY MEDICINE Hablamos Espaol Same Day Appointments Aliated with Raulerson Hospital RaulersonPrimaryCare.com 202 NE 2nd Avenue € Suites 3 & 4 Okeechobee, FL 34972 We Treat Kids Too!Monday … Thursday 8:00 a.m. … 5:00 p.m. Friday 8:00 a.m. … 4:00 p.m.(863) 467-2159 Dr. Zynab HassanBoard Certi“ed by the American Board of Family PhysiciansFamily Physician € Pediatrics Physicals € Family Care & Medicine Womens Health € Well-child visits Welcome to Medicare visits specialsections.newszap.com View all of our special sections online, any time day or night, from the comfort of your own home! 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 There are many reasons why a woman may have a hysterectomy, a surgical procedure to remove part or all of the uterus. According to Board Certi“ ed Gynecologist James Brad“ eld, the most common are bleeding abnormalities, tumors or enlargements of the uterus, Common reasons for a hysterectomyproblems with endometriosis, pelvic adhesions and pelvic infections. Dr. Brad“ eld performs laparoscopic hysterectomies at Raulerson Hospital. The bene“ ts of performing a hysterectomy using a laparoscope vs. the open abdominal incision include a smaller incision site, less bleeding, and a quicker recovery. In fact most laparoscopic hysterectomies are performed as outpatient procedures, meaning no hospital stay is necessary. Dr. Brad“ eld has more than 30 years of experience in his “ eld. He presents his patients with options and treats them in a personal yet professional manner. If you are facing surgery, consider that Raulerson Hospital has been named a Top Performer by The Joint Commission on Key Quality Measures including Surgical Care. 10 Okeechobee News January 1, 2014 TALLAHASSEE — The Florida Department of Env ironmental Protection’s Florida Park Service invites the public to get back to nature in the New Year by participating in First Day Hikes 2014 on Wednesday, J an. 1. First Day Hikes offer individuals and families an opportunity to begin the New Year rejuvenating and reconnecting with the outdoors by taking a healthy hike on Jan. 1 at a state park. First Day Hikes are aimed at getting people outside to exercise, enjoy nature and w elcome the New Year with friends and family. The Florida Park Service is proud to host more than 48 events around the state. “I encourage Florida families and visitors to begin 2014 in our state parks and enjoy the natural world around you,” said Donald Forgione, Florida Park Serv ice Director. “Join others across Florida for a First Day Hike as part of a healthy lifestyle.” In October, the Florida State Parks System won its third Gold Medal of Excellence from the National Recreation and Parks System. This makes Florida the rst three-time gold medal award recipient. Since 1935, the Florida Park Service has provided recreational activities, while preserving, interpreting and restoring natural and cultural resources. Park staff and volunteers will guide these hikes, offering educational commentary along the way. Start times will vary by park. Please check the park’s event page for details. Area events will take place:  Fort Pierce Inlet State Park, Fort Pierce;  John D. MacArthur Beach State Park, North Palm Beach; and,  Savannas Preserve State Park, Port St. Lucie. Visit the website for a complete list of special events in Florida’s state parks. Florida state parks host First Day Hikes 2014 Special to the Okeechobee NewsGuided by staff and volunteers, First Day Hikes are not only great exercise, they offer an opportunity to learn about unique aspects of the park.

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 For more information, contact 863.763.3134 or email ” bizsearch@newszap.com ORTHOPAEDICS Benjamin Epstein, D.O.Dr. Epstein is an experienced orthopaedic surgeon, who has been in practice for 20 years. Dr. Epstein For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 863-357-0540. Most insurances and Medicare are accepted. We Treat Kids Too!Great Orthopaedic CareRight Here in OkeechobeeOrthopaedic 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 11 Okeechobee News January 1, 2014 By Charles M. MurphyOkeechobee News Okeechobee High School golf great Richard Donegan has transferred from the Florida Atlantic Owls to play for the Florida Gators golf team. Donegan will be eligible immediately and can compete as a junior and senior for the Gators. “I’m real excited and I think it’s just the next step to get to the pros. There has been a long history for Gators golf with four national titles and I hope to add to that total,” he said. Donegan accomplished a lot in a small time at FAU. As a freshman he won two tournaments, the Rice Intercollegiate tournament where he shot 6-under and the Harmony Preserve Intercollegiate with a total 1-under 215. Donegan captured the State 2A boys golf championship during his senior year at Okeechobee High School as he played for Kenny Buckner. Donegan said he was pleased with how he performed at FAU. “I had a really good year and set a lot of records at FAU. At one point I was in the top 80 in the nation,” he said. He was also named golfer of the month by the Sunbelt Conference and nished tied for 34th at the conference tournament. He ended his freshman year with a scoring average of 73.1, best on the Owls. Donegan admits he felt he was being challenged enough and wanted to raise the level of competition. “The schedule wasn’t quite as strong as I’d like so I thought I’d jump into the waters and see where I’d end up. I’m glad I made this decision,” he added. Donegan got offers from other schools but said he felt Florida was the best choice for him. He played just one college tournament this fall in Houston before he informed his coach that he would transfer. He kept active on the links by playing in some minor league pro events as an amateur this fall. He got to play at the Medalist Golf Club, which is the home course for PGA prosTiger Woods and Rickie Fowler. Donegan is hopeful he’ll qualify to play at the TPC Sawgrass Stadium Course which is the host of the Players Championship. That would be the rst event he competes in for the Florida Gators in 2014. Donegan said the Florida Gator coaches were really excited to have him and he expects to make an immediate impact in Gainesville. “I think I can come in and be the best player there. I still have to put up the numbers but I’m still excited to be there and to give it a shot,” he said. Donegan said he was drawn by the top competition the Gators face. Alabama is the defending NCAA golf champions. Nine of the top 25 teams in the nation are in the SEC. The conference had the most teams as the National Title Tournament last year. He will also get to play in Palm City in the Floridian Tournament where 11 of the top college teams in the nation will compete. He said the strong elds and competitive gol f were major draws for him. Donegan is also doing well academicall y and expects to graduate ahead of schedule. Donegan said he always will remember his days at OHS and especially the day he won the state title. He admits he also misses the days when he was a top batter for the Brahman baseball team. He still has an interest in baseball, and actually roomed with some FAU baseball players last year. His future goal is to become a pro golfer. He said the main reason for his transfer to Florida was to better his chances to become a pro. “I want to be more prepared for life after college when I decide to turn pro. Right now, I think I’d be able to play professionall y and I think that my best golf can hang with just about anybody,” said Donegan. Richard is the son of Rick and Nanc y Donegan of Okeechobee. Donegan transfers; joins UF links squad

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Buckhead Ridge Baptist Church w ould like to invite everyone to hear the Trust Quartet on Sunday, Jan. 5, at 10:45 a.m. Regular services are: Sunday School 9:45 a.m., Worship service 11 a.m., evening service 6 p.m.; Wednesday evening dinner at 6 p.m. and service at 7 p.m. Come hear good preaching, Pastor Arlen Cook, and good singing of good Gospel hymns. Everyone is welcome. The Okeechobee Church of the Nazarene 425 SW 28th St., will host a southern gospel concert on Saturday, Jan. 4, at 6 p.m., featuring the Kingsmen Quartet from A sheville, North Carolina. For more information, call 863-763-3519 or 863-763-7113. New Life Holiness Church at 17025 N.W. 190th Road (Basinger), has a revival this week through Jan. 2 with services starting at 7 p.m. Reverend Cecil Bryant from Panama City Florida will minister the word of the Lord. Call 863-763-6989 (Sonny Gillis) w ith questions. Joy in the morning is a grief support group and bible study for anyone who has lost a loved one, through death or divorce. All are w elcome to attend. The support group will meet every Monday at 6 p.m. and Tuesday at 2 p.m. at The Gathering 1735 S.W. 24th A ve. For more information, call Gale at 863623-8504. There are many opportunities at Peace Lutheran Church including the newly founded Peace Outreach, whose goals include getting everyone to discover their gifts and use them for the Glory of God. Another new opportunity is the Peace Garden Club, focusing on church grounds beauti cation and growing vegetables in raised garden beds. All are welcome to attend the Peace Garden Club meetings on the last Monday of each month at 7 p.m. Okeechobee Mission Baptist Church w ill host a discover youth program every W ednesday, from 7 to 8 p.m. For more information call 8637-763-3681. The AWANA Club at Oakview Baptist Church invites all children from pre-Kindergarten, ages 3 to fth graders. The club is from 5:45 to 7:30 p.m. every Wednesday. Come join in the fun as with the Cubbies, Sparks and T & T classes for Bible memory and game time fun! Call the church of ce for more details at 863-763-1699. Jesus Holy Ghost Crusade Ministry Soup Kitchen and Thrift Store 1401 N.E. Park St., is in need of donations of any type. All donations are tax deductible. Help is needed in putting a roof on the church and painting the building. The thrift store is open Monday-Friday from noon to 4 p.m. and the building fund yard sale will be the rst and second Saturday of every month from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. The soup kitchen is under construction. For more information, call 863-634-9194. Church of God of Prophecy has an Open Arms Ministry, at 102 N.W. 10th St. The Hurting Women's Ministry meets on the second and fourth Friday of each month at 7 p.m. This is a ministry for women of all ages who are going through or have been through crisis in their lives. For more information, please call 863-254-8304. The First United Methodist Church Library would like to invite everyone to visit their Lending Library, Room 20, at 200 N.E. Second St., in Okeechobee. All are welcome to complete an application, no charge, to take advantage of wholesome reading, viewing and educational material for adults, children and youth. They have ction and non ction in literature, philosophy, religion and Christian romance, social sciences, geography and history. They also have materials for home schooling, with over 200 DVDs, VCRs, cassettes, national magazines, etc. Hours are Sunday, 9:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Tuesday, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Wednesday, 68 p.m. For further information, call Doris Entry at 863467-1548. The Peace Lutheran Church Quilters meet every Tuesday in the Fellowship Hall. Anyone who loves to quilt or wishes to learn is welcome to join the group at 11 a.m. Bring a snack for lunch break. Dessert and coffee is furnished. The Peace Lutheran Church Frontline Warriors, a group of men dedicated to loving Jesus and serving others, meet weekly on Tuesday morning at 6:30 a.m. For additional information, call 863-763-5042. Seasoned Seniors, anyone 50+, meet the fourth Thursday of each month at 4 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall for dinner and interesting programs. Okeechobee Missionary Baptist Church at 4212 Hwy. 441 N., and Pastor Clinton Currington, would like to invite all to participate in church services. The King James Bible is used. Sunday School is at 9:45 a.m., with worship at 10:45 a.m. Sunday Night BTC is at 5:30 p.m. followed by worship service at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday is Bible Study at 7 p.m. Oakview Baptist Church, at 677 S.W. 32 Street, would like to invite everyone to the Sunday Worship Service at 10:30 a.m. and to our Wednesday Worship Service at 6 p.m. We also have Sunday School (for all ages) at 9:15 a.m. on Sunday mornings and we have classes at 6 p.m. on Sunday evenings. Come and worship with us! For more information, call 863-763-1699. Our website is oakviewbaptist.com. Victory Baptist Church 500 S.W. 9th St, would like to invite the public to attend any or all of their services each Sunday. Sunday School is at 10 a.m. for all ages. Morning worship service is at 10:45 a.m. and includes old fashion singing and praising God. The youth "band," consists of the piano, violin, mandolin and guitar, as well as, various singing groups. Be blessed with the preaching o f God's Word (KJV) and a church family with a heart of love. Wednesday evening prayer and Bible study is at 7 p.m. For more information, please call: 863-763-0669. Gathering in Grace and Prayer meets every Wednesday at 7:45 a.m. in the park at the pavilion. All are welcome. Northside Baptist Church invites all to join the church for old-fashioned preaching based on the Bible, God-focused prayer, hymns we grew up on, Southern-Gospel favorites, with piano and bass duets on Sundays at 10:45 a.m. and 6 p.m., with Sunda y School at 9:45 a.m. and Prayer Meeting on Wednesdays at 6 p.m. Northside Baptist is located about 6 miles north on 441 at 51 N W 98th St. Treasure Island Baptist Church, at 4209 Hwy. 441 S.E., and Pastor Ron Nida invite you to the Sunday worship at 10:30 a.m. Sunday school starts at 9:30 a.m. on Sunda y morning. Sunday evening worship is at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday evening service starts at 6:30 p.m. This is a friendly family of God's church, shining in the love of Jesus. Come worship with us. Call 863-532-8976 for information, or email nida.ron@gmail.com. Join us on Facebook at Treasure Island Baptist Church in Okeechobee. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 REHAB THERAPY/ NURSING HOME We Love to We Love to Care! Care! Okeechobee Okeechobee Health Care Facility Health Care Facility1646 U.S. Highway 441 North 863-763-2226Five-Star Rated Family-Owned &Operated, OHCF has been Providing Rehab & Residential Care to Okeechobee & the Surrounding Communities Since 1984€Rehab, Physical, Occupational, Speech and Out-Patient Therapy €Long-Term Nursing Care Available 7 Days a Week/24 Hours a Day €Secure Dementia and Alzheimers Memory-Care Wing €Delicious Dietitian-Planned MealsStimulating &Fun Daily Activities OPHTHALMOLOGY/ OPTOMETRY/OPTICAL 520 S.Parrott Ave. € Okeechobee Website:www.opticalgalleryeyecare.comOptical Gallery 763-4334763-3403 357-4899Medicare/Medicaid and Most VisionPlans Accepted Comprehensive Eye and Contact Lens Exams Advanced Cataract Microsurgery Diabetic Eye Exams Glaucoma Evaluation & Treatment State of the Art Complete Optical Laboratory Eyeglasses & Contact Lenses Richard L. Soldinger, O.D. David J. Underill, O.D. Board Certified Optometrists Silviano Matamoros, M.D. Board Certified Eye Physician & Surgeon UROLOGY DAVID A. SIGALOW, M.D.Board Certi“ ed In UrologySpecializing in: € Adult & Pediatric Urology € Bladder & Kidney Infections € Impotence/Implants € No Scalpel Vasectomy 215 N.E. 19th Dr. • Okeechobee 863-763-0217 Available Now!The 2013 – 2014 Medical Information Guidespecialsections.newszap.com 12 Okeechobee News January 1, 2014 Local churches host special programs

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Bill Camp Body Shop Manager Kevin HesterGeneral ManagerMike Mantovi Service Manager Jude Forte Asst. Service Manager www.fortpiercebuickgmc.com We will match the price of tires from any competitor with a written ad or road hazard warranty and our exclusive rotation/alignment programEXPERIENCE BUICK A NEW LEASE ON LUXURY2014 GMC YUKON DENALI 2014 BUICK REGAL $ 259 0.9% $ 2,500 2014 BUICK REGAL TURBO 100 GALLONSPurchase Any 2013 Model in Stock and receive WE ARE PROFESSIONAL GRADE FOR 60 MONTHS FOR QUALIFIED BUYERS**No security deposit required tax, title, license and dealer fees extra. Mileage charge of $0.25/mile over 20,000 miles “WE ARE A FULL SERVICE REPAIR FACILITY AND WE SERVICE ANY MAKE OR MODEL OF VEHICLES”. 13 Okeechobee News January 1, 2014

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Important Information: Please read your ad carefully the first day it appears. In case of an inadvertent error, please notify us prior to the deadline listed. We will not be responsible for more than 1 incorrect insertion, or for more than the extent of the ad rendered valueless by such errors. Advertiser assumes responsibility for all statements, names and content of an ad, and assumes responsibility for any claims against the INI USA. All advertising is subject to publisher’s approval. The publisher reserves the right to accept or reject any or all copy, and to insert above the copy the word “advertisement”. All ads accepted are subject to credit approval. All ads must conform to INI USA style and are restricted to their proper classifications. Some classified categories require advance payment. These classifications are denoted with an asterisk *. AuctionsAUCTION NEW YEARS DAY WED. JAN. 1ST 12pm Preview 9am-12pm 4x4 Kubota Tractor, Welder and supplies, compressors, Tons of Craftsman tools, Work benches,Entire contents of shop being sold 13465 SW 16th Dr. Okeechobee, Fl. 34972 Terms: Cash or Check w/ID 10% Buyers Premium. Charles Holt Auctioneer AU4165 AB3011 (863)447-9690 Garage/ Yard SalesWe Buy Estates Antiques, Collectibles, Household, Tools, Jewelry and etc. Call 863-697-8906 Join all the people who say, I sold it in the classifieds.Ž Employment Full Time Experienced Excavator Operators, Finish Dozer Operators, End Dump Operators and Laborers. Please call 863-467-2752 or fax resume to 863-467-8067. EOE Drug Free Workplace. DRIVERS: $5,000 Sign-On Bonus! Great Pay! Consistent Freight, Great Miles on this Regional Account. Werner Enterprises: 1-855-517-2488 Time to clean out the attic, basement and/or garage? Advertise your yard sale in the classifieds and make your clean up a breeze! Need a few more bucks to purchase something deer? Pick up some extra bucks when you sell your used items in the classifeids. Reading a newspaper helps you understand the world around you. No wonder newspaper readers are more successful people! One mans trash is another mans treasure. Turn your trash to treasure with an ad in the classifieds. How do you find a job in todays competitive market? In the employment section of the classifieds Grab a bargain from your neighbors garage, attic, basement or closet in todays classifieds. Love the earth Recycle your used items by selling them in the classifieds. Looking for a place to hang your hat? Look no further than the classifieds. Find it faster. Sell it sooner in the classifieds Shop here first! The classified ads When doing those chores is doing you in, its time to look for a helper in the classifieds. 14 Okeechobee News January 1, 2014 Crossword Puzzle ACROSS 1 It may be shown to an usher 5 Flying Disney critter 10 Semi compartment 13 Like a firelit room on a cold night 14 199293 NBA Rookie of the Year 15 Apollos org. 16 Recommendations at the salon 19 Greatly smacked of 20 At the right time 21 Intricacies of cells 26 Gloss target 27 Collectors goal 28 Roleo roller 29 Word with weight or worth 30 __ Bator 32 Feverish fits 34 Attributes at the links 41 Exams for future attys. 42 As __ saying ...Ž 43 Airport safety org. 46 Brit. record label 47 Hugs, symbolically 50 Crew tool 51 Vicissitudes of cargo space 55 11th-century Spanish hero 56 Jacket material 57 Miscellany of benevolence? 63 Not for 64 Levels 65 Talk show host Banks 66 LAPD rank 67 One in a black suit 68 Site of Charons ferry DOWN 1 PTA meeting place 2 __ fault: excessively 3 Action film weapon 4 She Walks in Beaut y Ž poet 5 Lollapalooza 6 Like some angry email, wisely 7 Honey beverages 8 Shut out 9 __ Spice aftershave 10 Yucatn resort 11 Sharp as a tack 12 Most abject 15 Its verboten 17 Mates for bucks 18 Didnt exactly answer, as a question 21 Advertisement 22 Hawaiis __ Bay 23 Birthstone after sapphire 24 Pond plant 25 It may be proper 31 Org. for Bucs and Jags 32 Biblical mount 33 Biol., e.g. 35 False start? 36 Wheelchair access 37 Bluesman Redding 38 Man, that hurts!Ž 39 Asian bread 40 Old red states?: Abbr. 43 Something to step on while driving 44 ByeŽ 45 Little WomenŽ author 47 Leaders exhortation 48 Danish seaport 49 Had too much, briefly 52 Gogos pal, in Waiting for GodotŽ 53 Sailing, say 54 Awake and Sing!Ž playwright 58 Souses syndrome 59 Party bowlful 60 All the news thats fit to printŽ initials 61 Prohibitionist 62 Jazz combo horn By Mark Bickham ()2011TibMdiSiI 11/09/11 11/09/11 ANSWER TO PREVIOUS PUZZLE: Edited by Rich Norris and Joyce Nichols Lewis xwordeditor@aol.com Place Your Ad Online, From the Comfort of Your Home! orida.newszap.com

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Employment Full Time Carnival Amusement & Recreation Attendants wanted for Doolan Amusement Company. 16 temporary Jobs from 01-Mar-2014 through 31-Dec-2014. Duties: Perform variety of attending duties at amusement facility (traveling carnival). Set-up, tear-down, operate amusement rides, food concessions and/or games. Postemployment, random drug testing and background checks may be required. Travel with the carnival is required. No training or experience is required. Equal Opportunity, FLSA (13)(a)(3) exempt employer not subject to Federal hourly wage, overtime or recordkeeping requirements. No overtime expected. Overtime, if any, calculated and paid as per applicable regulations. Work schedule varies widely, typically 40 Hrs/Wk, Wed-Sat 1:00 pm to 10:00 pm. Employer will pay the prevailing weekly wage for each work location, ranging from $351.60 to $442.80 per week. Work starts in Okeechobee County, FL; traveling to: Palm Beach, St. Lucie, Indian River, Miami-Dade, Broward, Brevard, Volusia, Hillsborough, Orange, Leon, Martin, & Sarasota Counties, FL; Chesapeake City, Fairfax, & Arlington Counties, VA; Suffolk, Nassau, Saratoga, Westchester, & Dutchess Counties, NY; New London & Windham Counties, CT; Barnstable, Franklin, & Hampden Counties, MA; Montgomery County, MD; Merrimack County, NH. Merit increases and/or bonuses may be awarded at employer discretion. Employer makes available mobile housing valued at $150.00/week. Employer makes available transportation from venue to venue and scheduled transportation to laundry, shopping valued at $25.00/week. Fax Resume to: 772-872-3045. Email Resume to: jfdoolanetina2 @yahoo.com Doolan Amusement Company: 4331 S.E. Hopetown Terrace, Stuart, FL 34997. Please include complete contact information in your submission. Looking for a place to hang your hat? Look no further than the classifieds. Employment Part TimePT HELPER 3 Days a week. Call Sarah between 9 a.m. 4 p.m. 863-467-6377 Business Opportunities ACCOUNTS, BOOKKEEPERS, Payment Reps, Payable Clerk & Receivable P/T positions open. Are you looking for job? Want to be part of a great team? If you are interested in this Part Time JOB opportunity for advancement for the right person Please e-mail Resumes to: smithdonald042@gmail.com. (716)794-1247 NOTICEIndependent Newspapers will never accept any advertisement that is illegal or considered fraudulent. In all cases of questionable value, such as promises of guaranteed income from work-athome programs if it sounds too good to be true, chances are that it is. If you have questions or doubts about any ad on these pages, we advise that before responding or sending money ahead of time, you check with the Better Business Bureau at 772-878-2010 for previous complaints. Some 800 and 900 telephone numbers may require an extra charge, as well as long distance toll costs. We will do our best to alert our reader of these charges in the ads, but occasionally we may not be aware of the charges. Therefore, if you call a number out of your area, use caution. ExcavationLESLIE SUMMERFORD EXCAVATING LLC. Call us for your excavation needs; land clearing ponds, hauling of ll dirt, shell, millings (when available) transportation of heavy equipment. Call Leslie for excavation needs. (863)763-9330 or (863)634-7659. Buying a car? Look in the classifieds. Selling a car? Look in the classifieds. Pets/SuppliesSHIH-TZU PUPPIES 9WKS OLD BLACK AND CARAMEL COLOR, 2 MALES $350.00 EACH, 2 FEMALES $450.00 EACH. UP TO DATE ON ALL SHOTS. CALL MELODY 863-634-2110 Apartments2BD/1BA APARTMENT IN TOWN. WALKING DISTANCE TO STORES, NO PETS. FIRST, LAST & SECURITY $550.00 A MONTH 863-634-2820 Condos/Townhouses RentTAYLOR CREEK Condo 1BR, 1BA, furnished. No pets. Pool. Seasonal or Yearly. Call 502-468-5976. Houses Rent2 STORY: in town, Okee, 3BR, 2BA, laundry room, screen porch. 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Houses SaleWater Front Treasure Island By Owner 23’x50’ Modular Home, 3BR/1.5BA w/ re place, enclosed back porch, fenced yard, carport & shed. On deep canal 15 minutes to locks. Complete Walk Out. Reduced to $58,500.00 By Appt. Only 502-649-9637 Lots SaleOAKS OF BLUE HERON BUILD YOUR DREAM HOME. PRICED TO SELL BY OWNER. RESIDENTIAL LOT ADJOINING THE GOLF COURSE. $22,500.00 CALL 863-634-2820 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 2BR, 1.5BA, BHR, Quiet on lake access canal. Fenced yard. W/D. Large screen porch. 10x10 shed. $750 mo. Available Jan 15th 2014 Call(863)357-3830 Mobile HomeSale2bd/2ba, 10’s of thousands of tile and marble upgrades including 66ft of screened porches, attached carport, detached garage,located by boat ramp to lake O. $15,000 425-327-0204 Palm Harbor Homes 4/2 Fleetwood 2,200 sq ft $12K OFF! Starting at $499/month John Lyons 800-622-2832 ext 210 for details. PARK MODEL, 2 BEDROOM IN BEAUTIFUL ANCIENT OAKS 55+ RESORT $35,000 COULD FINANCE. CALL 954-214-6903 FITZSIMMONS REALTY Campers/RVsGULF STREAM 31 ULTRA SUPREME 2001, 5,000 MILES FORD V10 ONE SLIDE ASKING $18,000. O.B.O. 954-214-6903 Wanted all Travel Trailers, Motor Homes and Fifth Wheels. Any Condition, Cash paid on the spot Call 941-347-7171 Automobiles1996 OLDS LSF V-6, VERY GOOD CONDITION, 54,000 MILES, $2,500 CALL 863-357-3830 2004 MERCURY GRAND MARQUIS GS V8 305 LOW MILES 1 OWNER WELL MAINTAINED COLD A/C LEATHER FULLY LOADED RUNS GREAT ASKING $5,890 O.B.O. CALL (863) 447-0742. 2007 FORD FOCUS SE 4DR. Auto., p/w, p/l, cold a/c & only 72K miles! Was $8,795, YEAR-END SALE PRICE just $7,995 Call Rick @Alan Jay Chrysler (863) 983-4600 2013 CHEVROLET IMPALA LT Loaded -Black w/ tinted glass, priced to sell! SAVE THOUSANDS VS. NEW ONLY $15,995 Call Rick @Alan Jay Chrysler (863) 983-4600 2013 DODGE AVENGER SE 4DR. Bright white w/ auto., 4 cyl., alloys & more! Was $14,995, YEAR-END SALE PRICE just $13,895 Call Rick @ Alan Jay Chrysler (863) 983-4600 Autos WantedCASH FOR CARS No Title Needed, Any Condition. 268junk.com Located in Okeechobee Call (863)268-5865 Sport Utility2008 FORD EXPEDITION LIMITED Exc. Condition -Leather, DVD, alloys & more! Was $18,975, MANAGER’S SPECIAL $16,995 Call Rick @ Alan Jay Chrysler(863) 983-4600 Sport Utility2011 DODGE DURANGO CREW V6 w/ 3rd row seating, touch screen & more! Was $26,995, won’t last long at just $23,995 Call Rick @ Alan Jay Chrysler (863) 983-4600 2013 DODGE JOURNEY SXT Only 17k miles! 3.6L V6, 3rd row, rear A/C & more! Was $24,550, sale-priced at only $19,995 Call Rick @ Alan Jay Chrysler (863) 983-4600 Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.: 2013 CA 317 TD BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, Plaintiff, VS. DONALD CLAY JR.; DELORES CLAY; TENANT # 1 and TENANT # 2, unknown tenants in possession, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to the Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated October 29, 2013 (the “Judgment”), entered in Civil Case No. 2013 CA 317 of the Circuit Court of the Nineteenth Judicial Circuit in and for Okeechobee County, Florida, in which TD BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, is Plaintiff and DONALD CLAY, JR. and DELORES CLAY 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 22, 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: Being a parcel of land lying in Section 18, Township 37 South, Range 36 East, Okeechobee County, Florida, being a portion of Lot 32K of Four Seasons Estates, an unrecorded subdivision, and being more particularly described as follows: Commence at the Southeast corner of said Section 18; thence bear North 0005’07” East along the East line of said Section 18, for a distance of 300.10 feet to a point; thence bear South 8833’51” West for a distance of 826.52 feet to a point; thence bear South 8833’51” West for a distance of 826.52 feet to a point; thence bear South 8837’04” West for a distance of 124.64 feet to the Point of Beginning; thence bear South 8834’16” West for a distance of 124.56 feet to a point; thence bear North 0005’07” East for a distance of 358.62 feet to the intersection with the South right-of-way line of N.E. 2nd Street; thence bear South 8954’53” East, along said South right-of-way line, for a distance of 124.56 feet to a point; thence bear South 0005’32” West for a distance of 355.33 feet to the Point of Beginningtogether with all existing or subsequently erected or af xed buildings, improvements, and xtures (the “Property”). Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens, must le a claim within 60 days after the sale. DATED on October 31, 2013. SHARON ROBERTSON Clerk of Circuit Court BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk 456710 ON 12/25/2013 1/1/2014 Public Notice Public Notice 15 Okeechobee News January 1, 2014 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION CASE NO. 2010CA000098 SUNTRUST BANK, Plaintiff, VS. RONALD L. ADAMS, et al., Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure led October 1, 2013 entered in Civil Case No. 2010CA000098 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 29th day of January, 2014 at 11:00 AM on the following described property as set forth in said Summary Final Judgment, to-wit: Lot 267, TREASURE ISLAND UNIT 8, according to the plat recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 91, as recorded in the Public Records of Okeechobee County, Florida. Together with that certain Double Wide Mobile Home described as: Built in 1977, Vin #s N2201A & N2201B, Title #’s: 14469642 & 14469641. 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 3rd day of October, 2013. SHARON ROBERTSON Clerk of Court BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk 454625 ON 1/1,8/2014 IN THE CIRCUIT CIVIL COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY CIVIL DIVISION Case No. 47-2012-CA-000430 U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION Plaintiff, vs. HERMAN R. ZOBEL 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 1, 2013, in the Circuit Court of Okeechobee County, Florida, I will sell the property situated in Okeechobee County, Florida described as: LOT 22 AND THE S 1/2 OF LOT 21, BLOCK 248, FIRST ADDITION TO OKEECHOBEE ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 1, PAGE 11 PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA and commonly known as: 1308 SW 7TH AVENUE, OKEECHOBEE, FL 34974; including the building, appurtenances, 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 29, 2014 at 11am. Any persons claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must le a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated this 3rd day of October, 2013. SHARON ROBERTSON Clerk of the Circuit Court BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk 454601 ON 1/1,8/2014 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO: 2012-CA-000253 JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION Plaintiff, VS. GREGORY THOMAS; ARETHA A. THOMAS; UNKNOWN TENANT I; UNKNOWN TENANT II; ASTA FUNDING ACQUISITION I, LLC; CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, A POLITICAL SUBDIVISION OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA, 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. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE is hereby given that the undersigned Clerk of the Circuit Court of Okeechobee County, Florida, will on the 29th 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: Lot 3 and the East 1/2 of Lot 2, Block 64, EL MIRASOL, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 2, Page 1, Public Records of Okeechobee County, Florida. pursuant to the Final Judgment entered on October 1, 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 o f Court within 60 days after the foreclosure sale. WITNESS my hand and of cial seal of said Court this 3rd day of October, 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 Cler k 454627 ON 1/1,8/2013 Reading a newspaper leads you to the best products and services.No wonder newspaper readers earn more money!

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Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NUMBER: 2013-CA-284 SEACOAST NATIONAL BANK, A NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, Plaintiff, VS. REINALDO ANUEZ and MARIAH J. ANUEZ, Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated December 3, 2013, and entered in Case No. 2013-CA-284, of the Circuit Court of the 19th Judicial Circuit in and for Okeechobee County, Florida, wherein SEACOAST NATIONAL BANK is the Plaintiff and REINALDO ANUEZ and MARIAH J. ANUEZ 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 22nd day of January, 2014, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: LOT 109-EDWARD SUBDIVISION, AN UNRECORDED PLAT LYING WITHIN SECTION 19, 20, 29 AND 30, TOWNSHIP 35 SOUTH, RANGE 35 EAST, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA, BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCE AT THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF SAID SECTION 30, BEAR SOUTH 00 DEGREES 50’ 49” W ALONG THE EAST LINE OF SAID SECTION 30, A DISTANCE OF 730.00 FEET, AFORESAID SECTION LINE BEING 1.00 FEET WEST OF AND PARALLEL TO THE WEST RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE OF RUCKS ROAD A COUNTY ROAD; THENCE BEAR NORTH 89 DEGREES 09’ 11” WEST, A DISTANCE OF 702.08 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. THENCE CONTINUE ALONG AFOREDESCRIBED LINE A DISTANCE OF 616.90 FEET, MORE OR LESS, TO THE WATERS OF OTTER CREEK; THENCE BEAR NORTHERLY ALONG THE WATERS OF OTTER CREEK TO A POINT THAT BEARS NORTH 16 DEGREES 42’ 38” WEST, AND A DISTANCE OF 257.39 FEET FROM AFORESAID POINT; THENCE BEAR NORTH 88 DEGREES 39’ 38” EAST A DISTANCE OF 603.70 FEET TO A CUL-DE-SAC CONCAVING TO THE NORTHEAST AND HAVING AN END OF A 70.00 FOOT ROAD; SAID CUL-DE-SAC CONCAVING TO THE NORTHEAST AND HAVING A RADIUS OF 50.00 FEET; THENCE ALONG ARC OF CURVE IN SAID CUL-DE-SAC A DISTANCE OF 118.31 FEET, SAID ARC HAVING A CENTRAL ANGLE OF 135 DEGREES 34’ 23”, THENCE BEAR SOUTH 00 DEGREES 50’ 49” EAST A DISTANCE OF 263.23 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. Property address: 3442 NW 175th Ct, 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 3rd day of December, 2013. SHARON ROBERTSON Clerk of Circuit Court By: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk Attorney for Plaintiff: Devin R. Maxwell, Esq. MAXWELL & MAXWELL, P.A. Florida Bar No.: 172693 405 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 34972 (863) 763-1119 Telephone 458129 ON 12/25/2013 1/1/2014 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 47-2011-CA-000068 TD BANK, a National Association, f/k/a RIVERSIDE NATIONAL BANK OF FLORIDA, Plaintiff, VS. BETTY J. RHOADS, RONALD RHOADS, 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 LIVING, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS; JOHN DOE AND/OR JANE DOE AS UNKNOWN TENANTS IN POSSESSION, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to the Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated December 3, 2013 (the “Judgment”), entered in Civil Case No. 47-2011-CA-000068 of the Circuit Court of the Nineteenth Judicial Circuit in and for Okeechobee County, Florida, in which TD BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, is Plaintiff, and BETTY J. RHOADS and RONALD RHOADS 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 22, 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 35, Edwards Subdivision, Unit 1, an unrecorded subdivision lying in Section 30, Township 35 South, Range 35 East, Okeechobee County, Florida. Being more particularly described as follows: Commence at the Southeast corner of said Section 30, thence bear North 050’49” West along the East line of said Section 30 to the intersection with the Northerly right-of-way line of S.R. 68, a distance of 192.27 feet; thence bear North 8151’41” West along said Northerly right-of-way line of S.R. 68, a distance of 1363.79 feet to the point of beginning. Thence continue North 8151’41” West, along said Northerly right-of-way of S.R. 68 a distance of 144.00 feet; thence bear North 0443’01” West a distance of 310.28 feet; thence bear South 8151’41” East, a distance of 144.00 feet; thence bear South 0443’01” East, a distance of 310.28 feet to said Northerly right-of-way line of S.R. 68 and the point of beginning TOGETHER WITH that certain 1986 FLEET Mobile Home VIN #FLFL2AF333207398, Title #43603577 RP #R0273087 and VIN #FLFL2BF333207398, Title #43598797, RP #R0273088 together with all existing or subsequently erected or af xed buildings, improvements, and xtures (the “Property”), which Property has a street address of 3631 N.W. 160th Street, Okeechobee, Florida 34972. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens, must le a claim within 60 days after the sale. DATED on December 3, 2013. SHARON ROBERTSON Clerk of Circuit Court BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk 458141 ON 12/25/2013 1/1/2014 Public Notice Get a quick response to any item you may be selling with a classified ad. Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 472010CA000253CAXXXX BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP, FKA COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP Plaintiff, v. KENNETH J. YEO A/K/A KENNETH JOHN YEO; ANITA L. YEO A/K/A ANITA LYNN YEO A/K/A ANITA LYNN LEGGETT; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF ANITA L. YEO A/K/A ANITA LYNN YEO A/K/A ANITA LYNN LEGGETT N/K/A LARRY MANKE; 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 of Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated October 24, 2013 entered in Civil Case No. 472010CA000253CAXXXX 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 22nd 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 8, BLOCK 53, BASSWOOD, UNIT 5, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 51, 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, 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, Coordinator 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 paret nan tribunal-la mwens ke 7 jou; Si ou pa ka tande on pale byen, rele 711. DATED AT OKEECHOBEE, FLORIDA THIS 31st DAY OF OCTOBER, 2013. SHARON ROBERTSON CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT Okeechobee County, Florida BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk 456731 ON 12/25/2013 1/1/2014 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION Case #: 2012-CA-000462 JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association Plaintiff -VS.Aric Majere f/k/a Aric Lee Shafer and Esmeralda Majere, Husband and Wife; Unknown Parties in Possession #1, If living, and all Unknown Parties claiming by, through, under and against the above named Defendant(s) who are not known to be dead or alive, whether said Unknown Parties may claim an interest as Spouse, Heirs, Devisees Grantees, or Other Claimants; Unknown Parties in Possession #2, If living, and all Unknown Parties claiming by, through, under and against the above named Defendant(s) who are not known to be dead or alive, whether said Unknown Parties may claim an interest as Spouse, Heirs, Devisees, Grantees, or Other Claimants Defendant(s). NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order dated September 25, 2013, entered in Civil Case No. 2012-CA-000462 of the Circuit Court of the 19th Judicial Circuit in and for Okeechobee County, Florida, wherein JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association, Plaintiff and Aric Majere f/k/a Aric Lee Shafer and Esmeralda Majere, Husband and Wife are defendant(s), I, Clerk of Court, Sharon Robertson, will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in the Jury Assembly Room, on the Second Floor, of the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 312 N.W. Third Street, Okeechobee, FL 34972 beginning at 11:00 A.M. on January 29, 2014, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to-wit: LOT 3, BLOCK 1, REVISED PLAT OF WILCOX SHORES, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 5, 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. Florida Rules of Judicial Administration Rule 2.540 Notices to Persons With DisabilitiesIf you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Corrie Johnson, ADA Coordinator, 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711.SPANISH: Si usted es una persona discapacitada que necesita alguna adaptacion para poder participar de este procedimiento o evento; usted tiene derecho, sin costo alguno a que se le provea cierta ayuda. Favor de comunicarse con Corrie Johnson, Coordinadora de A.D.A., 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, Fl. 34986, (772) 807-4370 por 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, 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 park nan tribunal, ou imediatman ke ou resevwa avis sa-a ou si le ke ou gen pou-ou ale nan tribunal-la mwens ke 7 jou; Si ou pa ka tande ou pale byen, rele 711. Sharon Robertson CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT Okeechobee County, Florida BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk of Court 454600 ON 1/1,8/2014 Public Notice Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 19TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 472013CA000373CAAXMX STONEGATE BANK, Plaintiff, VS. LIGHTSEY ENTERPRISES, L.L.C.; RICHARD SMITH; B. GUY HOLDINGS, LLC; TRIPLE SEVENS AMUSEMENTS INC. a/k/a TRIPLE SEVENS ARCADE; and JOHN DOE(S) and/or JANE DOE(S), unknown tenants, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to the Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated December 11, 2013, entered in Civil Case No. 472013CA000373CAAXWC of the Circuit Court of the Nineteenth Judicial Circuit in and for Okeechobee County, Florida, wherein LIGHTSEY ENTERPRISES, L.L.C., RICHARD SMITH, B. GUY HOLDINGS, LLC, TRIPLE SEVENS AMUSEMENTS INC. a/k/a TRIPLE SEVENS ARCADE, and JOHN DOE(S) and/or JANE DOE(S), unknown tenants, are Defendants. The Clerk of Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash, in the Jury Assembly Room, 2nd Floor, Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 312 North West 3rd Street, Okeechobee, FL, at 11:00 a.m. on the 22nd day of January, 2014, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: A PARCEL OF LAND LYING IN GOVERNMENT LOT 1, SECTION 36, TOWNSHIP 37 SOUTH, RANGE 35 EAST, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA, BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCE AT THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF SAID GOVERNMENT LOT 1, THENCE SOUTH 0024’00” WEST ALONG THE WEST LINE OF GOVERNMENT LOT 1, A DISTANCE OF 1428.52 FEET TO THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF THAT PARCEL OF LAND DESCRIBED IN O.R. BOOK 277, PAGE 1450, PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA FOR THE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE CONTINUE SOUTH 0024’00” WEST ALONG SAID WEST LINE OF GOVERNMENT LOT 1, A DISTANCE OF 137.33 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 8936’00” EAST, PERPENDICULAR TO THE PRECEDING COURSE, A DISTANCE OF 177.95 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 0024’00” WEST, PARALLEL WITH SAID WEST LINE OF GOVERNMENT LOT 1, A DISTANCE OF 263.41 FEET TO THE INTERSECTION WITH THE SOUTHERLY LINE OF AFORESAID PARCEL DESCRIBED IN O.R. BOOK 277, PAGE 1450, BEING THE NORTHERLY LINE OF THE US. HWY 441/S.R. #15 RIGHT OF WAY; THENCE SOUTH 7746’28” EAST ALONG SAID NORTHERLY RIGHT OF WAY LINE A DISTANCE OF 152.78 FEET TO THE SOUTHEAST CORNER OF SAID PARCEL DESCRIBED IN O.R. BOOK 277, PAGE 1450; THENCE NORTH 0033’10” EAST, A DISTANCE OF 432.50 FEET TO THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF SAID PARCEL DESCRIBED IN O.R. BOOK 277, PAGE 1450; THENCE NORTH 8936’00” WEST ALONG THE NORTHERLY LINE OF SAID PARCEL DESCRIBED IN O.R. BOOK 277, PAGE 1450, A DISTANCE OF 328.64 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. IF YOU ARE A PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST OR RIGHT TO FUNDS REMAINING AFTER THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER, YOU MUST FILE A CLAIM WITH THE CLERK OF COURT NO LATER THAN SIXTY (60) DAYS AFTER THE SALE. IF YOU FAIL TO FILE A CLAIM, YOU WILL NOT BE ENTITLED TO ANY REMAINING FUNDS. AFTER SIXTY (60) DAYS, ONLY THE OWNER OF RECORD AS OF DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MAY CLAIM THE SURPLUS. DATED this 12th day of December, 2013. Sharon Robertson Clerk of Court BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk Andrew A. Pineiro, Esq. PINEIRO BYRD PLLC, Attorneys for Plaintiff 4600 Military Trail, Suite 212 Jupiter, FL 33458 (561) 799-9280 (telephone) (561) 799-9287 (facsimile) Florida Bar Number 107948 458716 ON 12/25;2013 1/1/2014 Earn some extra cash. Sell your used items in the classifieds Public Notice Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION Case #: 2011-CA-000280 JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association Plaintiff, -VS.Becky Ann Burgess and Michael Robert Burgess, Wife and Husband; Unknown Tenants in Possession #1, If living, and all Unknown Parties claiming by, through, under and against the above named Defendant(s) who are not known to be dead or alive, whether said Unknown Parties may claim an interest as Spouse, Heirs, Devisees, Grantees, or Other Claimants; Unknown Tenants in Possession #2, If living, and all Unknown Parties claiming by, through, under and against the above named Defendant(s) who are not known to be dead or alive, whether said Unknown Parties may claim an interest as Spouse, Heirs, Devisees, Grantees, or Other Claimants Defendant(s). NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order dated October 1, 2013, entered in Civil Case No. 2011-CA-000280 of the Circuit Court of the 19th Judicial Circuit in and for Okeechobee County, Florida, wherein JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association, Plaintiff and Becky Ann Burgess and Michael Robert Burgess, Wife and Husband are defendant(s), I, Clerk of Court, Sharon Robertson, will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in the Jury Assembly Room, on the Second Floor, of the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 312 N.W. Third Street, Okeechobee, FL 34972 beginning at 11:00 A.M. on January 29, 2014, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to-wit: TRACT 6, IN BLOCK 11, OKEECHOBEE LITTLE FARMS, A SUBDIVISION OF SECTION 16, AND A PORTION OF SECTION 15, TOWNSHIP 36 SOUTH, RANGE 35 EAST, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 2, PAGE 100, IN 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. Florida Rules of Judicial Administration Rule 2.540 Notices to Persons With DisabilitiesIf you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Corrie Johnson, ADA Coordinator, 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711.SPANISH: Si usted es una persona discapacitada que necesita alguna adaptacion para poder participar de este procedimiento o evento; usted tiene derecho, sin costo alguno a que se le provea cierta ayuda. Favor de comunicarse con Corrie Johnson, Coordinadora de A.D.A., 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, Fl. 34986, (772) 807-4370 por 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 de habla, llame at 711. KREYOL: Si ou se yon moun ki kokobe ki bezwen asistans ou aparey you ou ka patisipe nan prosedu sa-a, ou gen dwa san ou pa bezwen peye anyen you 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 you-ou park nan tribunal, ou imediatman ke ou resevwa avis sa-a ou si le ke ou gen you-ou ale nan tribunal-la mwens ke 7 jou; Si ou pa ka tande ou pale byen, rele 711. Sharon Robertson CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT Okeechobee County, Florida BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk of Court 454628 ON 1/1,8/2013 Public Notice 16 Okeechobee News January 1, 2014 orida.newszap.com

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Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION Case #: 2012-CA-000080 JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association, Successor in Interest by Purchase from the FDIC as Receiver of Washington Mutual Bank f/k/a Washington Mutual Bank, FA Plaintiff, -VS.Shawn Rush and Tammy Lynn, Husband and Wife; Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. as Nominee for Countrywide Home Loans, Inc.; The Bank of New York Mellon f/k/a The Bank of New York, as Trustee for the Certi cateholders CWHEQ, Inc., Home Equity Loan Asset Backed Certi cates, Series 2006-S3; Unknown Parties in Possession #1, If living, and all Unknown Parties claiming by, through, under and against the above named Defendant(s) who are not known to be dead or alive, whether said Unknown Parties may claim an interest as Spouse, Heirs, Devisees, Grantees, or Other Claimants; Unknown Parties in Possession #2, If living, and all Unknown Parties claiming by, through, under and against the above named Defendant(s) who are not known to be dead or alive, whether said Unknown Parties may claim an interest as Spouse, Heirs, Devisees, Grantees, or Other Claimants Defendant(s). NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order dated November 22, 2013, entered in Civil Case No. 2012-CA-000080 of the Circuit Court of the 19th Judicial Circuit in and for Okeechobee County, Florida, wherein JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association, Successor in Interest by Purchase from the FDIC as Receiver of Washington Mutual Bank f/k/a Washington Mutual Bank, FA, Plaintiff and Shawn Rush and Tammy Lynn, Husband and Wife are defendant(s), I, Clerk of Court, Sharon Robertson, will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in the Jury Assembly Room, on the Second Floor, of the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 312 N.W. Third Street, Okeechobee, FL 34972 beginning at 11:00 A.M. on January 22, 2014, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to-wit: LOT 11, BLOCK 1, DIXIE RANCH ACRES, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, AT PAGE 35, 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. Florida Rules of Judicial Administration Rule 2.540 Notices to Persons With DisabilitiesIf you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Corrie Johnson, ADA Coordinator, 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711.SPANISH: Si usted es una persona discapacitada que necesita alguna adaptacion para poder participar de este procedimiento o evento; usted tiene derecho, sin costo alguno a que se le provea cierta ayuda. Favor de comunicarse con Corrie Johnson, Coordinadora de A.D.A., 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, Fl. 34986, (772) 807-4370 por lo menos 7 dias antes de que tenga que comparecer en corte o inmediatamente despues de haber recibido esta noti cacion si es que falta menos de 7 dias para su comparecencia. Si tiene una discapacidad auditiva de habla, llame al 711. KREYOL: Si ou se yon moun ki kokobe ki bezwen asistans ou aparey pou ou ka patisipe nan prosedu sa-a, ou gen dwa san ou pa bezwen peye anyen pou ou jwen on seri de ed. Tanpri kontakte Corrie Johnson, Co-ordinator ADA, 250 NW Country Club Drive, suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 O’mwen 7 jou avan ke ou gen pou-ou paret nan tribunal, ou imediatman ke ou resevwa avis sa-a ou si le ke ou gen pou-ou ale nan tribunal-la mwens ke 7 jou; Si ou pa ka tande ou pale byen, rele 711. Sharon Robertson CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT Okeechobee County, Florida BY: Sandra L. Creech DEPUTY CLERK OF COURT ATTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF: SHAPIRO, FISHMAN & GACHE, LLP 2424 North Federal Highway, Suite 360 Boca Raton, Florida 33431 (561) 998-6700 (561) 998-6707 458537 ON 12/25/2013 1/1/2014 Public Notice Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.: 2011-CA-000377 TD BANK, National Association, Plaintiff, VS. CARY McCULLOUGH; TINA McCULLOUGH; CAPITAL ONE BANK (USA) N.A.; ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER AND AGAINST THE HEIRS IN NAMED INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANT(S), WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR LIVING, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS; JOHN AND/OR JANE DOE AS UNKNOWN TENANTS IN POSSESSION, THE NAMES BEING FICTITIOUS TO ACCOUNT FOR PARTIES IN POSSESSION, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to the Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated March 21, 2012 (the “Judgment”), and the Order Granting Plaintiffs Motion to Reschedule Foreclosure Sale entered November 19, 2013 entered in Civil Case No. 2011-CA-377 of the Circuit Court of the Nineteenth Judicial Circuit in and for Okeechobee County, Florida, in which TD BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, is Plaintiff, and CARY McCULLOUGH and TINA McCULLOUGH 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 29, 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: EXHIBIT “A” COMMENCING AT THE 1/4 SECTION CORNER ON THE WEST BOUNDARY LINE OF SECTION 17, TOWNSHIP 37 SOUTH, RANGE 36 EAST, RUN THENCE SOUTH 89 DEGREES 24 MINUTES 08 SECONDS EAST ALONG THE 1/4 SECTION LINE FOR A DISTANCE OF 1905.30 FEET TO A POINT ON THE EAST RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE OF FOUR SEASONS DRIVE; THENCE RUN SOUTH 0 DEGREES 05 MINUTES 07 SECONDS WEST ALONG THE EAST RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE OF SAID FOUR SEASONS DRIVE AND PARALLEL WITH THE WEST BOUNDARY LINE OF THE SOUTH 1/2 OF SAID SECTION 17 FOR A DISTANCE OF 878.00 FEET. THENCE RUN SOUTH 89 DEGREES 24 MINUTES 08 SECONDS EAST PARALLEL WITH THE NORTH BOUNDARY LINE OF THE SOUTH 1/2 OF SAID SECTION 17 FOR A DISTANCE OF 792.00 FEET FOR THE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE CONTINUE SOUTH 89 DEGREES 24 MINUTES 08 SECONDS EAST FOR A DISTANCE OF 198.00 FEET. THENCE RUN SOUTH 0 DEGREES 05 MINUTES 07 SECONDS WEST PARALLEL WITH THE WEST BOUNDARY LINE OF THE SOUTH 1/2 OF SAID SECTION 17 FOR A DISTANCE OF 220.00 FEET. THENCE RUN NORTH 89 DEGREES 24 MINUTES 08 SECONDS WEST FOR A DISTANCE OF 198.00 FEET. THENCE RUN NORTH 0 DEGREES 05 MINUTES 07 SECONDS EAST FOR A DISTANCE OF 220.00 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. ALSO KNOW AS LOT 53F, FOUR SEASONS ESTATES, AN UNRECORDED PLAT. TOGETHER WITH 1999 REGE MOBILE HOME, SIDE “A” VIN #: N17435A, TITLE #75779641; SIDE “B”, VIN #: N17435B, TITLE #75779642, R.P. #: 12077547. Property Address: 7284 N.E. 5th Street, Okeechobee, Florida 34974 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 Clerk 457707 ON 1/1,8/2014 Public Notice Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION Case #: 2009 CA 000639 U.S. Bank, National Association as Trustee for WAMU Mortgage Pass Through Certi cate for WMALT Series 2006-5 Trust Plaintiff, -VS.David Combs; Conners Gables Homeowners’ Association, Inc.; Unknown Parties in Possession #1; Unknown Parties in Possession #2; If living, and all Unknown Parties claiming by, through, under and against the above named Defendant(s) who are not known to be dead or alive, whether said Unknown Parties may claim an interest as Spouse, Heirs, Devisees, Grantees, or Other Claimants Defendant(s). NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order dated August 27, 2013, entered in Civil Case No. 2009 CA 000639 of the Circuit Court of the 19th Judicial Circuit in and for Okeechobee County, Florida, wherein U.S. Bank, National Association as Trustee for WAMU Mortgage Pass Through Certi cate for WMALT Series 2006-5 Trust, Plaintiff and David Combs are defendant(s), I, Clerk of Court, Sharon Robertson, will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in the Jury Assembly Room, on the Second Floor, of the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 312 N.W. Third Street, Okeechobee, FL 34972 beginning at 11:00 A.M. on January 29, 2014, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to-wit: PARCEL 16 B A PORTION OF LOTS 7-16 OF BLOCK 16, OF THE SUBDIVISION ENTITLED “A REVISED AND ADDITION TO PLAT OF CONNERS GABLES”, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 15, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA, SAID PORTION BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCING AT THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF LOT 1 OF SAID BLOCK 16, THENCE NORTH 53 DEGREES 54 MINUTES 53 SECONDS WEST ALONG THE NORTHERLY LINE OF SAID BLOCK 16 A DISTANCE OF 676.00 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING OF THE HEREIN DESCRIBED PARCEL; THENCE CONTINUE NORTH 53 DEGREES 54 MINUTES 53 SECONDS WEST ALONG THE NORTHERLY LINE OF SAID BLOCK 16 A DISTANCE OF 77.00 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 36 DEGREES 05 MINUTES 07 SECONDS WEST, A DISTANCE OF 200.00 FEET TO THE SOUTHERLY LINE OF SAID BLOCK 16; THENCE SOUTH 53 DEGREES 54 MINUTES 53 SECONDS EAST, ALONG SAID SOUTHERLY LINE, A DISTANCE OF 77.00 FEET; THENCE NORTH 36 DEGREES 05 MINUTES 07 SECONDS EAST A DISTANCE OF 200.00 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. Florida Rules of Judicial Administration Rule 2.540 Notices to Persons With DisabilitiesIf you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Corrie Johnson, ADA Coordinator, 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711.SPANISH: Si usted es una persona discapacitada que necesita alguna adaptacion para poder participar de este procedimiento o evento; usted tiene derecho, sin costo alguno a que se le provea cierta ayuda. Favor de comunicarse con Corrie Johnson, Coordinadora de A.D.A., 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, Fl. 34986, (772) 807-4370 por 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 de habla, llame al 711. KREYOL: Si ou se yon moun ki kokobe ki bezwen asistans ou aparey pou ou ka patisipe nan prosedu sa-a, ou gen dwa san ou pa bezwen peye anyen pou ou jwen on seri de ed. Tanpri kontakte Corrie Johnson, Co-ordinator ADA, 250 NW Country Club Drive, suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 O’mwen 7 jou avan ke ou gen pou-ou paret nan tribunal, ou imediatman ke ou resevwa avis sa-a ou si le ke ou gen pou-ou ale nan tribunal-la mwens ke 7 jou; Si ou pa ka tande ou pale byen, rele 711. Sharon Robertson CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT Okeechobee County, Florida BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk of Court ATTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF: SHAPIRO, FISHMAN & GACHE, LLP 2424 North Federal Highway, Suite 360, Boca Raton, Florida 33431 (561) 998-6700 (561) 998-6707 451925 ON 1/1,8/2014 Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA Case No.: 2011-CA-000203 WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A., AS TRUST EE FOR OPTION ONE MORTGAGE LOAN TRUST 2003-6, ASSETBACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2003-6, Plaintiff, vs. A NNE GOON; FRANK R. LANDRIAN, et al. Defendants NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated November 19, 2013, and entered in Case No. 2011-CA-000203, of the Circuit Court of the Nineteenth Judicial Circuit in and for OKEECHOBEE County, Florida. WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A., AS TRUSTEE FOR OPT ION ONE MORTGAGE LOAN TRUST 2003-6, ASSET-BACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2003-6 (hereafter “ Plaintiff’), is Plaintiff and ANNE GOON; FRANK R. LANDRIAN; UNKNOWN TENANT(S) IN POSSESSION OF THE PROPERTY N/K/A WENDY HANSON, are defendants. 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 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, at 11:00 a.m., on the 22nd day of January, 2014, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: LOT 10, IN BLOCK 10, A REVISED AND ADDITION TO PLAT OF TAYLOR CREEK DEVELOPMENT, REVISED PLAT #2, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 8, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA.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 17 Okeechobee News January 1, 201434986, (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 19th day of November, 2013. SHARON ROBERTSON CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT BY: Sandra L. Creech As Deputy Clerk Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must le a claim within 60 days after the sale. 457686 ON 12/25/2013 1/1/2014 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 19 JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 47-2012-CA-000062 DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST COMPANY, AS TRUSTEE FOR THE HOLDERS OF MORGAN STANLEY ABS CAPITAL I INC., TRUST 2006-HE8, MORTGAGE PASSTHROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2006-HE8 Plaintiff, VS. MATILDE CORTEZ JUAREZ, A/K/A MATILDE JUAREZ, 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 November 7, 2013, and entered in Case No. 47-2012CA-000062 of the Circuit Court of the 19th Judicial Circuit in and for Okeechobee County, Florida, wherein DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST COMPANY, AS TRUSTEE FOR THE HOLDERS OF MORGAN STANLEY ABS CAPITAL I INC., TRUST 2006-HE8, MORTGAGE PASSTHROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2006-HE8, is the Plaintiff and Agapito Juarez Rivera; Matilde Cortez Juarez, A/K/A Matilde Juarez; United States of America, Department of the IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 19TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. CASE No. 2009-CA-00839 CHASE HOME FINANCE, LLC, Plaintiff, vs. BROWN KEITH A, et. al., Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order or Final Judgment entered in Case No. 2009-CA-00839 of the Circuit Court of the 19TH Judicial Circuit in and for OKEECHOBEE County, Florida, wherein, JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO CHASE HOME FINANCE, LLC, Plaintiff, and, BROWN KEITH A, 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 22nd day of January, 2014, the following described property: LOT 3, BLOCK 14, BASSWOOD UNIT 2, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 28, 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 1st day of November, 2013. SHARON ROBERTSON Clerk of Circuit Court BY: Sandra L. Creech 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 the Clerk of the Court’s disability coordinator at CORRIE JOHNSON, ADA COORDINATOR, 250 NW COUNTRY Treasury, Internal R; and United States of America, Department of the Treasury, Internal Revenue Service, 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 11:00AM on January 22, 2014, the following described property set forth in said Order or Final Judgment, to wit: Lots 1 and 2, Block 15, Northwest Addition to Okeechobee, according to the plat thereof, recorded in Plat Book 1, Page 25, of the Public Records of Okeechobee County, Florida IF YOU ARE A PERSON CLAIMING A RIGHT TO FUNDS REMAINING AFTER THE SALE, YOU MUST FILE A CLAIM WITH THE CLERK OF COURT NO LATER THAN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. IF YOU FAIL TO FILE A CLAIM, YOU WILL NOT BE ENTITLED TO ANY REMAINING FUNDS. AFTER 60 DAYS, ONLY THE OWNER OF RECORD AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MAY CLAIM THE SURPLUS.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 15th day of November, 2013. SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK Okeechobee County, Florida BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk 457165 ON 12/25/2013 1/1/2014 Find it faster. Sell it sooner in the classifiedsCLUB 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. 456726 ON 12/25/2013 1/1/2014 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 2013CP000060 IN RE: ESTATE OF CYNTHIA MOSS, Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of CYNTHIA MOSS, deceased, whose date of death was August 8, 2012, is pending in the Circuit Court for Okeechobee County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 34972. The names and addresses of the co-personal representatives and the personal representatives attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent’s estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must le their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent’s estate must le their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 19TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 2012 CA 56 TD BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, Plaintiff, VS. KEITH A. GOODBREAD, et al., Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to the Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated October 16, 2013 (the “Judgment”), entered in Civil Case No. 2012-CA-56 of the Circuit Court of the Nineteenth Judicial Circuit in and for Okeechobee County, Florida, in which TD BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, is Plaintiff and KEITH A. GOODBREAD and UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF KEITH A. GOODBREAD IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE19TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN ANDFOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION: CASE NO.: 47-2009-CA-000755 HSBC BANK, N.A., AS TRUSTEE FOR THE HOLDERS OF DEUTSCHE ALT-A SECURITIES MORTGAGE LOAN TRUST, SERIES 2007-AR2 MORTGAGE PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES, Plaintiff, VS. ROGELIO G. AZCONA; EQUITY RESOURCES, INC.; ANTONETTE C. AZCONA; IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY, Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated the 1st day of October 2013, and entered in Case No. 47-2009CA-000755, of the Circuit Court of the 19TH Judicial Circuit in and for Okeechobee County, Florida, wherein HSBC BANK, N.A., AS TRUSTEE FOR THE HOLDERS OF DEUTSCHE ALT-A SECURITIES MORTGAGE LOAN TRUST, SERIES 2007-AR2 MORTGAGE PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES is the Plaintiff and ROGELIO G. AZCONA, EQUITY RESOURCES, INC. and ANTONETTE C. AZCONA 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 29th day of January 2014, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: LOT 2, LESS THE NORTH 3.00 FEET THEREOF, TOGETHER WITH THE NORTH 6.00 FEET OF LOT 3, BLOCK 5, A REVISED AND ADDITION TO PLAT OF CONNERS GABLES, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 15, 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 1st day of November, 2013. SHARON ROBERTSON Clerk of the Circuit Court BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk 456732 ON 1/1,8/2014 ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA STATUTES WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT’S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The rst publication date of this notice is: December 25th, 2013. Co-Personal Representatives: William Wagner 137 S. Mountain View Drive Eaton, CO 80615 Susan Dipasquale 4425 Hwy 441 South, Lot 22 Okeechobee, FL 34974 Attorney for Co-Personal Representatives: COLIN M. CAMERON, ESQ. 200 N.E. 4th Avenue Okeechobee, FL 34972 (863) 763-8600 Fla. Bar No. 270441 colin@ccameronlaw.com 459058 ON 12/25/2013 1/1/2014 n/k/a BRANDI GOODBREAD 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 22, 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 12, Crooked Creek Plantation Unit 1, according to the plat thereof, as recorded in Plat Book 5, Pages 77 and 78, 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 October 17th, 2013. SHARON ROBERTSON Clerk of Circuit Court BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk 455351 ON 12/25/2013;1/1/2014 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.: 2012 CA 449 TD BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, Plaintiff, VS. BRENT D. BRAASCH; EDNA CORNELIUS, as Personal Representative of the Estate of Carl Lohrey; and JOHN DOE and JANE DOE, unknown parties in possession, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to the Consent Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated September 19, 2013 (the “Judgment”), entered in Civil Case No. 2012 CA 449 of the Circuit Court of the Nineteenth Judicial Circuit in and for Okeechobee County, Florida, in which TD BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, is Plaintiff, and BRENT D. BRAASCH, EDNA CORNELIUS, as Personal Representative of the Estate of Carl Lohrey, and JANE DOE n/k/a MAUREEN MCKINNEY 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 29, 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 251, TAYLOR CREEK ISLES, SECTION ONE, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 59, Public Records of Okeechobee County, Florida Together with a 2005 Fleetwood Mobile Home Model 3482L title to which is being retired in the public records o f 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 September 26, 2013. SHARON ROBERTSON Clerk of Circuit Court BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Cler k 453937 ON 1/1,8/2014 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOROKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA.CASE No. 2009CA000572 BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING, L.P. F/K/A COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS SERVICING, L.P., PLAINTIFF, VS. KEITH MCLAUGHLIN ET AL. DEFENDANT(S). NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to the Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated November 29, 2012, in the above action, I will sell to the highest bidder for cash at Okeechobee, Florida, on January 22, 2014 at 11:00 AM, at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center 2nd Floor Jury Assembly Room 312 NW 3rd St., Okeechobee, FL 34972 for the following described property: LOT 90, PIONEER ESTATES UNIT 3, A SUBDIVISION ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 6, PAGE 31, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. TOGETHER WITH THAT CERTAIN 1998 FLEETWOOD MODEL WAVERLY CREST MANUFACTURED HOME, #FLFLV70AB25754-WC314663B LOCATED ON SAID PROPERTYAny 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. The Court, in its discretion, may enlarge the time of the sale. Notice of the changed time of sale shall be published as provided herein. SHARON ROBERTSON CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COUR T By: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk of the Court DATED: November 22, 2013 Gladstone Law Group, P.A. 1499 W. Palmetto Park Road, Suite 300 Boca Raton, FL 33486If 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 711.457680 ON 12/25/2013 1/1/2014

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18 Okeechobee News January 1, 2014 OHS swim team honored at awards banquet Special to the Okeechobee News500 freestyle recordNathanael Bean (left) was honored at the swim banquet for setting a new school record for the 500 freestyle event. At right is assistant coach Karl Holtkamp. Special to the Okeechobee NewsGirls’ Brahman Award winnerThe Brahman Award for the girls team was awarded to Billie Levitt. Left to right are assistant coach Karl Holtkamp, coach Stephen Neafsey and Billie Levitt. Special to the Okeechobee NewsBoys swim team Brahman AwardThe Brahman Award for the boys team was awarded to Lucas Penido. Left to right are Lucas Penido, assistant coach Karl Holtkamp and coach Stephen Neafsey. Special to the Okeechobee NewsBoys Swim Team MVPThe Okeechobee High School Swim Team was honored at their annual banquet in December. Brandon Ball (center) was named the MVP for the boys swim team. At left is coach Stephen Neafsey. At right is assistant coach Karl Holtkamp. Special to the Okeechobee NewsGirls Swim Team MVPAubrie Reister was named MVP for the OHS girls swim team. At left is coach Stephen Neafsey. At right is assistant coach Karl HoltKamp. Special to the Okeechobee NewsSetting new freestyle relay team recordsFour members of the Okeechobee High School Boys Swim team broke two school relay records during the 2013 swim season. At the district meet, the team of William Castillo, Lucas Penido, Michael Muros and Brandon Ball broke the record for the 200 Freestyle Relay. At the Regional Meet in Miami the same four boys broke the school record for 400 Freestyle Relay, which had stood since 1999. Left to right are Brandon Ball, Michael Muros, Lucas Penido, William Castillo, assistant coach Karl Holtkamp and coach Stephen Neafsey.

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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, includIN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 19TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. CASE No.: 2012CA000136 U.S. BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE UNDER THE POOLING AND SERVICING AGREEMENT DATED AS OF JANUARY 1, 2007, GSMAP TRUST 2007H1, MORTGAGE PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2007-H1, Plaintiff, VS. Samantha G. Arellano, Raul Jaimez, State of Florida and Clerk of Court for the 19th Judicial Circuit, Defendants. RE-NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Summary Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated February 20, 2013, and entered in Case No. 2012CA000136 of the Circuit Court of the 19th Judicial Circuit in and for Okeechobee County, Florida, wherein U.S. BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE UNDER THE POOLING AND SERVICING AGREEMENT DATED AS OF JANUARY 1, 2007, GSMAP TRUST 2007-H1, MORTGAGE PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2007-H1, is the Plaintiff, and Samantha G. Arellano, Raul Jaimez, State of Florida and Clerk of Court for the 19th Judicial Circuit, are Defendants, the Clerk of the Circuit Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in the Jury Assembly room, 2nd Floor, of the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, located at 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, FL 34972, at 11:00 A.M. on the 22nd day of January, 2014 the IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION Case No.: 2009-CA-00544 NATIONSTAR MORTGAGE, LLC Plaintiff, v. JERRISTON MASON; TERESA MASON; 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 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 47-2012-CA-000350 DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST COMPANY, SOLELY AS TRUSTEE AND NOT IN ITS INDIVIDUAL CAPACITY FOR THE HOME EQUITY MORTGAGE LOAN ASSET-BACKED TRUST, SERIES INABS 2006-B UNDER THE POOLING AND SERVICING AGREEMENT DATED MARCH 1, 2006 Plaintiff, VS. SONYA WASHINGTON, et al., Defendants RE-NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45ing dismissal or striking of pleadings. DATED: 12-3-2013 SHARON ROBERTSON CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT BY: /S/ April Hof Deputy Clerk 457961 ON 12/11,18,25/13 1/1/2014following described property as set forth in said Summary Final Judgment, to wit: Lot 6, Block 23, Basswood Unit 2, according to the plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 28, of the Public Records of Okeechobee County, Florida Parcel ID Number: R 1-05-37-35-0020-00230-0060 Street Address: 3381 NW 26th Avenue, Okeechobee, FL 34972 and all xtures and personal property located therein or thereon, which are included as security in Plaintiff’s mortgage. 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 26th day of September, 2013. SHARON ROBERTSON Clerk of said Circuit Court BY: Sandra L. Creech As Deputy Clerk 454598 ON 12/25/2013 1/1/2014 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order or Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated April 23rd, 2013, and entered in Case No. 47-2012CA-000350 of the Circuit Court of the 19TH Judicial Circuit in and for Okeechobee County, Florida, wherein DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST COMPANY, SOLELY AS TRUSTEE AND NOT IN ITS INDIVIDUAL CAPACITY FOR THE HOME EQUITY MORTGAGE LOAN ASSET-BACKED TRUST, SERIES INABS 2006-B UNDER THE POOLING AND SERVICING AGREEMENT DATED MARCH 1, 2006 is the Plaintiff and UNKNOWN TENANT #2, SONYA F. WASHINGTON, UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF SONYA F. WASHINGTON, ANTHONY R. SMITH AND UNKNOWN TENANT #1 are the Defendants, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 2nd Floor, Jury Assembly Room, Okeechobee, Florida 34972, at 11:00 a.m. on the 22nd day of January, 2014, the following described property as set forth in said Order of Final Judgme to wit: Lot 34, Block 59, Basswood Unit 5, According To The Plat Thereof, Recorded In Plat Book 3, Page 51, Of The Public Records Of Okeechobee County, Florida. IF YOU ARE A PERSON CLAIMING A RIGHT TO FUNDS REMAINING AFTER THE SALE, YOU MUST FILE A CLAIM WITH THE CLERK OF COURT NO LATER THAN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. IF YOU FAIL TO FILE A CLAIM, YOU WILL NOT BE ENTITLED TO ANY REMAINING FUNDS. AFTER 60 DAYS, ONLY THE OWNER OF RECORD AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MAY CLAIM THE SURPLUS. DATED at Okeechobee County, Florida, this 19th day of November, 2013. SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK Okeechobee County, Florida BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk GILBERT GARCIA GROUP P.A. Attorney for Plaintiff(s) 2005 Pan Am Circle, Suite 110 Tampa, Florida 33607 (813) 443-5087 800669.1250 457698 ON 12/25/2013 1/1/2014 CLAIMANTS; JOHN DOE AND JANE DOE AS UNKNOWN TENANTS IN POSSESSION, Defendants, NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment dated October 29, 2013, entered in Civil Case No.: 2009-CA-00544, of the Circuit Court of the Nineteenth Judicial Circuit in and for Okeechobee County, Florida, wherein NATIONSTAR MORTGAGE, LLC is Plaintiff, and JERRISTON MASON; TERESA MASON; 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; JOHN DOE AND JANE DOE AS UNKNOWN TENANTS IN POSSESSION, are Defendants. I will sell to the highest bidder for cash at 11:00 a.m., in the Jury Assembly Room, 2nd Floor, at Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 312 North West 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida, 34972 on the 29th day of January, 2014, the following described real property as set forth in said Final Summary Judgment, to wit: LOTS 106 AND 107, RIVER LAKES ESTATES, A SUBDIVISION OF A PORTION OF SECTION 29, TOWNSHIP 37 SOUTH, RANGE 35 EAST. ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3K, PAGE 14, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. Property address: 2312 SW 19LN, OKEECHOBEE, FL 34974 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. After 60 days, only the owner of record as of the date of the lis pendens may claim the surplus. WITNESS my hand and the seal o f the court on November 1, 2013. SHARON ROBERTSON CLERK OF THE COUR T BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Cler k 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. 456811 ON 1/1,8/2014 from the staff of the

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