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Wednesday, January 8, 2014 50¢ Plus tax V ol. 105 No. 4 14.09 feetLast Year: 14.95 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.Intruder attacks elderly man ... Page 7 OHS hoopsters beat Lake Placid ... Page 13 Dope and cash found in car ... Page 5 By Eric KoppOkeechobee News After stopping a white GMC pickup for a non-functional headlight, of cers arrested three people when guns, ammunition and 17 explosive devices were allegedly found in that truck. Arrested Jan. 6 were: Emette Howard Miles, 29, Indian Mound Road, Moore Haven; Michael Ronald Holmes, 22, S.W. Fourth St., Okeechobee; and Faith Marie Kahn, 19, S.E. Fifth St., Okeechobee. Miles and Holmes were charged with possession of a short-barreled gun/ri e, possession of a rearm by a convicted felon, possession of an electronic weapon by a convicted felon, possession of methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia. Kahn was charged with possession of meth amphetamine and three counts of possessio n of drug paraphernalia. Miles and Holmes are being held in th e Okeechobee County Jail on bonds of $155,00 0 each, while Kahn's bond has been set a t $6,500. According to an arrest report by Of cer Jer emy Larue, of the Okeechobee City Police De partment (OCPD), he stopped the truck aroun d 3 a.m. and when he asked Kahn, the driver, fo r Explosives found in traf c stop Special to the Okeechobee NewsKyle Oliver and Hunter McKamey show off their 20 lb., 13 oz., catch on the second day of the tournament. Their two-day total of 39 lbs., 12 ozs. ,cinched the win for the University of Central Florida team. Florida anglers fare well on Lake OkeechobeeBy Shaye BakerBassmaster Kyle Oliver and Hunter McKamey of the University of Central Florida brought a 20 lb., 13 oz., limit to the scales on day two to win the Carhartt College Series Southern Regional on Lake Okeechobee with a two-day total of 39 lbs., 12 ozs. Last week, while most people across the country were enduring at or below freezing temperatures, 130 college teams UCF wins bass tourney See FISH — Page 5 By Katrina ElskenOkeechobee News The county is one step closer to resolving drainage issues in the Northeastern area of the county. At the Thursday, Jan. 9, meeting, county commissioners will award the bid for Northeast 80th Avenue culvert replacement. Staff recommends the project go to the lowest bidder, Douglas N. Higgins Inc., for $317,423.60. In other business, the commissioners will consider an agreement with the City of Okeechobee to address the matters related to landscaping on U.S. 441 S. from the city limits to Southwest 28th Street. Culvert work on commission Jan. 9 agenda If you go ...WHAT: Okeechobee County Commission WHEN: Thursday, Jan. 9, 9 a.m. WHERE: Historic Okeechobee County Courthouse, 304 N.W. Second St. WATCH LIVE ONLINE AT: http://www.co.okeechobee. .usSee COUNTY — Page 5 See BOMBS — Page 5 Howard Miles Michael Holmes Rayovac FLW Series tourney this weekend ... Page 11

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Good news about your business? Your civic group? Your community?Tell your own story! 100 words and one photo for only $25!Publish Your News today!Just visit www.newszap.com, click on your community, and then on the link for Publish Your News. Now In Stock Your Winter Supplement Feeds for Cattle A T T E N T I O N : F A R M E R S & R A N C H E R S Protein Blocks, Energy Blocks, All Natural Blocks, Round Bales, Liquid Feed... Walpole Feed & Supply Co. 7 6 3 6 9 0 5 Hwy. 98 N., Okeechobee Always on Top of the JobŽRe-Roofing Specialists€ Metal & Shingle Roofs € Flats & Leaks Repair FREE ESTIMATES863-357-3838State Lic.#CCC1327338 2 Okeechobee News January 8, 2014 Special to the Okeechobee NewsFood delivered to mission mealsOn Dec. 27, 2013, food prepared by members of the Ladies Auxiliary of Big Lake VFW Post 10539 was delivered to Big Lake Mission Outreach at the meal distribution location. TALLAHASSEE — The Florida Department of Health is raising awareness about the important steps families can take to improve the health of babies and decrease the impact of birth defects. January is National Birth Defects Prevention Month and the department is encouraging women who are pregnant or planning a pregnancy to take steps to have a healthy pregnancy. “With birth defects impacting 1 in every 28 babies born in Florida, it is important that families are aware of this serious matter,” said Dr. Celeste Philip, Deputy Secretary for Health and Deputy State Health Of cer for Children’s Medical Services (CMS). “The Department works hand in hand with health care providers, families and researchers to improve disease detection and ensure care.” Birth defects are caused by genetic and environmental factors, or a combination of both. The majority of birth defects do not have a known cause. If you are pregnant or planning a pregnancy, the department recommends that you:  Go for a pre-pregnancy checkup and talk with your health care provider about any medical conditions such as diabetes, obesity or seizures.  Women of child bearing age should take a vitamin with 400 micrograms of folic acid daily.  Eat a healthy balanced diet; maintain a healthy weight and exercise.  Avoid cigarettes, alcohol and illegal drugs.  Avoid exposure to hazardous chemicals.  Check with a health care provider before taking any medications, including overthe-counter medications.  Talk to your health care provider about vaccinations; many are safe and recommended during pregnancy. The right vaccinations at the right time can help keep you and your baby healthy.  Seek prenatal care as soon as you think you may be pregnant.  Discuss your family medical history with your health care provider and seek advice from a genetic counselor if there is a history of birth defects in your family. The Florida Birth Defects Registry (FBDR) is a statewide population-based surveillance system that identi es children born with birth defects with the goal of determining risk factors, identifying clusters, and promoting collaboration to prevent birth defects and reduce associated morbidity and mortality. For more information about the prevention of birth defects in Florida, please visit www. fbdr.org. The department also partners with the National Birth Defects Prevention Network (NBDPN) and the 2014 NBDPN Birt h Defects Prevention information packet i s available online at: http://www.nbdpn.org / bdpm2014.php. The Florida Department of Health pro tects, promotes and improves the health o f all people in Florida through integrated state county and community efforts. Families can improve the health of babies Special to the Okeechobee News Okeechobee Main Street is preparing for the Top of the Lake Art Fest and Chalk Walk, set for Feb. 8–9. The main event will be a juried ne art show. This year we will again feature a “Chalk Walk” which will include street painters using a chalk medium. For additional information and applications contact Bridgette Waldau at bridgette. art@gmail.com. During this event, Main Street is excited to announce that we will be hosting a Battle of the Bands on Saturday, Feb. 8, in Park 4. They are looking for bands that are interested in playing and competing for a cash prize. The band must pre-register by supplying the band name, # of musicians (must have at least three musicians, must have vocals, no tracks), contact information and genre. Main Street would also like all pet owners to think about the pet event that will take place at the Top of the Lake Art Fest. Paws in the Park, previously known as the Puppy Pageant, will take place on Sunday, Feb. 9. There will be four categories that will include all the fun and talent your pets can bring. Pet owners will be asked to pre-register at a cost of only $10 per pet through Thursday, Feb. 6. You may register your pet at the park the day of the event but the registration fee will then be $15. Registration will begin in Park 4 at noon on Sunday, Feb. 9. Each pet will be able to compete in only one category. Trophies and ribbons will be awarded to places rst through third of each category. Sponsorships will be requested for each of these great events. You may apply online for the Battle of the Bands or Paws in the Park at www.okeechobeemainstreet.org or at the Main Street of ce located at 55 S. Parrott Ave. For information, contact Sharie at 863-357-6246. Art Fest has Chalk Walk Today: Overcast. High 71F. Winds NNE at 10 to 15 mph. Tonight: Cloudy skies early with showers later at night. Low 61F. Winds NE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 40%.Extended ForecastThursday : Scattered thunderstorms developing during the afternoon. High 79F. Winds NE at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 50%. Okeechobee Forecast

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Residential Commercial FREE EstimatesRoofing with the name you trust!Licensed and Insured St. Lic. CCC046939Dont make a Mistake! Call Big Lake 863-763-ROOF (7663) & REPAIRSROOFING 3 Okeechobee News January 8, 2014 Special to the Okeechobee News Rock Solid Christian Academy hosted a 5K race on Saturday, Jan. 4. The RSCA Resolution Run was a fundraiser for the school’s library. Over 150 registered for the race and countless volunteers helped at Saturday’s event. Okeechobee Veterinary Hospital and SK Services were the title sponsors for the race and many other local businesses donated funds or prizes, helping the school raise over $10,000. Central Florida Striders, Chet and Chris Brojek, provided timing services for the race. The rst place male nisher was Eddie Guerrero, nishing at 20 minutes 52 seconds. The rst place female nisher was Nicole Stinson, who nished in 23 minutes 52 seconds. Mr. Guerrero and Ms. Stinson each won a medal, a gift certi cate to Road ID and two tickets to SeaWorld’s water park, Aquatica. Drew Silvas (23:39) and Linda Wright (32:28) were the male and female masters winners. Other prizes given away included jewelry donated by Wolfgang Jewelers, a candle and angel art from Morgan’s Furniture, a gift certi cate to Fleet Feet Sports and a four pack of tickets to SeaWorld. Rock Solid Christian Academy would like to thank everyone who donated, volunteered and participated in the Resolution Run. RSCA Resolution Run a success Special to the Okeechobee NewsLeft to right at the Resolution Run are Damian Betts, Gavin Kindell, Hilda Navarrete and Denny Baughman. Special to the Okeechobee NewsFamilies enjoyed the run including Maureen Thomas, Angela Cooper, Lindsay Yates, Hagan Yates (stroller), Sarah Hall, A aron Hall, Chreste Woodall and Jalyn Lightsey. Special to the Okeechobee NewsEddie Guerrero won rst place. Special to the Okeechobee NewsThe RSCA Run got off to a great start on Saturday, Jan. 4. Rock Solid Christian Academy would like to thank everyone who donated and volunteered in the run.

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T eachers contract I would love to have gotten the raise the s uperintendent was proposing. He wanted t o give me more than $2,000 with retroactivity before Christmas, but the union turned him down. Some teachers would have gott en more than $3,000 dollars. It all depended on which step you were on. Can you imagine the union turning down a $3,0000 raise for some teachers with the economy like it is? I doubt any amount would have been good enough to suit them.  I know my thinking is from the “old s chool,” but what is wrong with the way it w as done 70 years ago?. A wannabe teacher w ould approach the school board looking for a teaching job. The price to be paid was told t o her and she either accepted or rejected it. Usually they would accept, as their concerns w ere more along the line of hoping that t heir character and other credentials would get them accepted. Nowadays they concern t hemselves with guaranteed raises after s uch and such period of time. Not to ment ion that such raises may hinge on growth s hown by the students. Well maybe I can s ay what a politically correct teacher in this day and age would not dare to. What if the poor teacher is dealt a class full of dummies? W hat if they receive no encouragement or b acking at home whatsoever? I have personally heard a remark many years ago from a t eacher, proclaiming that she had the “class from hell.” Some kids go all through school and do not achieve, or want to. The teachers s hould be paid a fair and respectable wage no matter what type of young persons pass t hrough their doors.  I get pretty tired of this constantly seen equation that more money equals better education. Nonsense, the turnout is dumber every year we live. Of course we do have s ome very intelligent and diligent young people coming up, but I would like to see some percentages. Money does not equal quality. A good teacher will do her best no matter how much she is paid and if she wants to slack off some day because she thinks she isn’t getting enough, then back to the olden days again where tenure didn’t exist.  The last proposal from the district was for teachers to receive slightly more than $1,600 with an increase in starting salary of around $2,000. The union declared impasse because the district was trying to change the contract in a way that would easily make it feasible for them to give satisfactory teachers a $400 raise each year, and call that suf cient. There is no automatic raise each year. Each teacher with a satisfactory evaluation is eligible for a “step” increase in pay. The step is negotiated every year. The board stripped retroactivity (paying step back to July 1) from the contract a couple years ago.  There seems to be a misunderstanding about tenure. Some teachers are employed year to year, while others have professional services contracts. All teachers can be dismissed for poor performance, but the supervisor has to do their job to track the issues and address them. It is much easier for the administration to blame the union for protecting bad teachers. The union is there to see that the teachers are afforded due process. The state law changed last year to say teachers can only be evaluated on students they actually teach. Negotiations have dragged on this year, because the “tests” for the non-FCAT teachers had to be identi ed. The state de nes adequate growth for the tests they give. The same needed to be done for those other teachers.  A year’s growth in a year’s time is a good benchmark, but what happens to the teacher that gets a class of students who are already a year and a half behind? Does that teacher need to show more growth than a teacher in the same grade with kids who are on grade level? The district allows principals to decide who gets the slower achievers and who gets the faster achievers. The union wants the teachers of the slower achievers to receive some sort of compensation. They want these teachers to receive a few extra points on their evaluation. There are many excellent teachers out there who would volunteer for the more dif cult assignment, but won’t volunteer their expertise because it will hurt their evaluation.  If they test the kids every year, can’t they compare this year’s test that little Johnny took with last year’s test that little Johnny took and see if he made improvement or not? Even if he is not yet at grade level, it should show how much progress he made. Food for ThoughtLet’s Go! 5-2-1-0 2 Hours or Less of Screen Time Each Day It’s easy to remember to make a healthy lifestyle a goal every day when we practice: 5-2-1-0 5 – Fruits and Vegetables: Eat fruits and vegetables at least 5 times a day. 2 – Only 2 hours or less a day of recreational screen time (TV, computers, and videos). 1 – Be physically active at least 1 hour every day. 0 – No soda or sugar-sweetened sports drinks or fruit drinks. Let’s talk about 2 hours or less of screen time a day. “Screen time” is the time spent looking at an electronic screen such as TV, computers, video games and smart phones. Kids who spend a lot of time watching TV or playing video games are more likely to have health problems like unhealthy weight gain (from snacking more) or sleep and behavioral problems. Too much TV has been associated with lower reading scores and attention problems. The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that kids under the age of 2 should have no screen time at all. “Healthy” screen time requires that parents set limits for the whole family and stick to those limits. Some basic rules can be no TV or computer before homework or chores are done and not watching TV or using a smart phone during mealtime. Parents need to be role models by setting a good example with their own viewing habits. When kids see their parents following the rules, they are more likely to follow too. Some other family tips include: keeping the TV, computers and videos out of the kid’s bedrooms; having the TV in a common room which makes watching TV a family activity; and if your family likes video games choose one that gets you moving such as Wii Fit, Just Dance o r Kinect Sports. Families can also make one day a week a “Turn off the TV Day” and do something else like reading a book aloud or taking a walk. Be aware of how much screen time you spend each day and remember that 2 hours o r less is the best way! LET’S GO! 5-2-1-0 This message is adopted from Let’s Go! www.letsgo.org. Courtesy, Paula Smith School Health and Community Healt h Assessment Team100th birthdayMy 100th birthday party was such a beautiful time with nearly 50 people in attendance. I have felt and accepted all your well wishes towards me through your delightful cards, letters and pictures submitted to the album. Some o f your notes brought back memories of our times together that I had nearly forgotten, as well as those words spoken that I didn’t even recall. Thank you dearly for all the ways you have said that I have impacted your life. May you also continue to speak and serve into another’s life. M y life verse continues to be Luke 6:38: “Give, and it shall be given to you, good measure, pressed down, shaken together, and running over be pu t into your bosom. For with the same measur e that you use it will be measured back to you.” Many blessing to all of my family and friends. May 2014 be the year of our Lord’s return. H e could come for me before my 101st, but if not, I also now know II Corinthians 4:16, “...though our outward man is perishing, yet the inward man is being renewed day by day.” Love, Peggie Frish January 8, 2014 4 Okeechobee News OPINION Public Forum/Speak Out Letters to the editor Speak Out has moved online, where i t is quicker and easier to share your i deas and converse with others. Go to w ww.newszap.com, click on the comm unity name and your local or state P ublic Forum. There, you can create n ew topics or comment on existing t opics. What follows is a sam pling of s ome of the discussions currently taki ng place. Thanks for participating!  The Concealed Weapon Permit class will be conducted on Thursday evening Jan. 16, beginning at 7 p.m. at the Chamber of Commerce. The class will last approximately two hours. Range quali cation will take place on Saturday, Jan. 19. You will be told 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 served! (www.Okeechobeebusiness.com)  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! (www.Okeechobeebusiness.com) That will conclude the chamber events for this month; however, we encourage you to check out our community calendar at www. okeechobeebusiness.com for more events as they become available in the community and in the chamber. Please remember to RSVP for each of the above events to reserve your spot. If you are interested in SPONSORING any of the Chamber events, please contact Mariah at 863467-6246 or info@okeechobeebusiness.com. I look forward to seeing you at our events!! Antoinette Rodriguez, executive director 863-467-6246 antoinette@ok eechobeebusiness.com Chamber of Commerce

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 5 Okeechobee News January 8, 2014 The City of Okeechobee has been awarded an FDOT (Florida Department of Transportation) landscaping grant. This grant should provide suf cient funding to landscape Hwy. 441 south medians within the city Limits and south to Southwest 28th Street (Wolff Road). Okeechobee Main Street submitted the grant application on behalf of the city, and they apparently saw Southwest 28th Street as the appropriate stopping point. Since a portion of that area is not in the city limits, the work will require an agreement with the county. The city has had plans prepared and they are getting ready to make an award to a contractor to complete the installation of the proposed landscaping. The city is prepared to handle the installation of the landscaping, has requested the county pay the long-term maintenance. At the Thursday meeting, the commissioners will also receive the nancial update for November 2013. COUNTYContinued From Page 1 set their sights on sunny south Florida for a week of fun in the sun. The sun that they've all heard so much about didn't really show itself that much this week. While air temps in the 40s would be welcomed by most across the country, they were an unwelcomed nuisance to the anglers who had enjoyed sunny skies and 80-degree temps in practice. As the weather lined up to deliver a nasty cold front the night before the tournament began, there was a collective holding of breath amongst the anglers. A nasty day one including 25 mph winds, restricted half the eld from even reaching their more productive spots but the day one conditions actually helped eventual winners Kyle Oliver and Hunter McKamey of the University of Central Florida. Fishing a vast pad eld with Zoom Speed Worms and Gambler Burner Worms UCF was able to catch sh that were moving in to spawn and sh that were being pulled out of the spawning areas by the cold front. "The weather bene ted us more than anybody else," said Hunter McKamey. "We saw that everybody was ipping in our area in practice and we tried ipping but didn't catch much." After a lack of bites ipping during practice, the UCF Knights opted for moving baits. After catching a 2 pounder and 3 pounder in the area reeling worms, they decided to leave the area until day one of the tournament. "The spot we were shing had pre-spawn sh coming in and the cold weather made the sh that were in the reeds come out," said Kyle Oliver. "So all those sh merged in our spot. We probably caught 30 sh Saturday and 40 sh Friday." Jake Gipson and Charlie Hurst of the University of Alabama brought in the biggest bag of the event on day two weighing 24 lbs., 15 ozs. Their bag moved them to second overall and was anchored by an 8 lb., 7 oz., big sh which tied fellow Alabam a anglers John B. Davis and Payton McGinnis who brought their big sh in on day one. The two Okeechobee giants share the Carhartt Big Bass honors for the week. Kyle Smith and Shelby Concon of the University of Florida nished third with 35 lbs., 15 ozs. The top 18 teams qualify for the 2014 Carhartt College Series National Championship, which will be held later this summer. FISHContinued From Page 1 permission to search the v ehicle she refused. The of cer then contacted Deputy Brian Cross and his K-9 Barco and asked for assistance. Barco, stated the of cer, then alerted to the exterior of the truck. A t that time the of cer had Kahn, Miles and Holmes get out of the vehicle. As Miles got out of the truck, continued the of cer's report, he began to shake his shorts and a glass pipe fell to the ground. The of cer eld tested a residue in that pipe and it indicated a positive result for the presence of meth. As Of cer Larue and Deputy Cross searched the truck they reportedly found: a face mask, two syringes, a hand-held stun gun, a 12-gauge shotgun, a sawed-off 12guage shotgun with a 17-inch barrel, a Kevlar bulletproof vest with groin and neck armor, shotgun shells and 17 explosive devices. When they found the explosives in a tool box in the bed of the truck, the search was suspended and the bomb squad from the St. Lucie County Sheriff's Of ce was called. OCPD Detective James Pickering was also called to the scene. Of cer Larue's report also stated that one of the syringes found in the truck contained a clear liquid. When he conducted a eld test on that liquid, it allegedly indicated a positive result for the presence of methamphetamine. Detective Pickering said Tuesday afternoon that 14 of the explosive devices found were handmade M-80 style contraptions, while two of the devices were handmade tube-type devices and one of the devices was a CO2 canister with a green fuse. The detective said often times people will ll a CO2 canister with gunpowder and then attach a fuse. These devices are known as "stingers," he explained. The bomb squad removed and kept the devices, added the detective. At this point, Detective Pickering said he didn't know what the trio was planing to do with the explosives. As he and fellow OCPD Detective Bill Saum executed a search warrant on the vehicle Tuesday afternoon they found another meth pipe, as well as a pair of speakers and an electronic gaming system. The detectives said both Holmes and Miles are convicted felons and have served time in prison. A records search indicated Holmes was sent to prison in 2012 after being found guilty of dealing in stolen property and giving false information to a secondary metals recycler. He was sentenced to 18 months by Circuit Court Judge Sherwood Bauer. BOMBSContinued From Page 1 Faith Marie Kahn By Eric KoppOkeechobee News Deputies reportedly seized over 30 grams of suspected marijuana and more than $18,000 in cash after stopping a car on N.E. Ninth Avenue for speeding. Arrested Friday, Jan. 3, w ere: Kenneth Burton McQueen Sr., 54, S.E. 14th Ave., Okeechobee; and Catherine Lee Frost, 36, N.E. 16th Ave., also of Okeechobee. McQueen was charged with the felonies of possession of a controlled substance (cocaine), possession of marijuana with intent to sell and possession of marijuana over 20 grams. He was also charged with the misdemeanors of possession of drug paraphernalia and driving without a valid driver's license. He was booked into the Okeechobee County Jail on $13,000 bond. Frost was charged with the felonies of possession of a controlled substance (cocaine), possession of marijuana with intent to sell and possession of marijuana over 20 grams. She was also arrested on a misdemeanor charge of possession of drug paraphernalia. Her bond was set at $12,000. Jail records indicate both have been released on bond. According to an arrest report by Deputy Leland Schoonmaker, of the Okeechobee County Sheriff's Of ce (OCSO), he stopped the car driven by McQueen for doing 45 mph in a 25 mph zone. As he spoke with McQueen, the deputy stated he could smell a strong odor of pot coming from the vehicle. OCSO Deputy Brian Cross and Deputy Jose Garduno arrived on the scene and searched the vehicle. During that search they reportedly found a bag of suspected pot, a small bag of suspected powder cocaine and a suspected burnt marijuana cigarette. The substances were eld tested and, stated Deputy Schoonmaker, those tests all indicated positive results for the presence o f marijuana and cocaine. Deputy Schoonmaker said the suspected pot found in the bag weighed 31 grams, while the "roach" weighed 1.3 grams. He went on to state that the suspected coke weighed .7 grams. During that search the deputies also found a bag containing approximately $18,700 and a set of digital scales. When McQueen was searched, Deput y Schoonmaker said he was found to have $1,012 in cash on his person. All of the narcotics were found under the passenger seat where Frost was seated, added the deputy's report. Suspected marijuana, over $18,000 in cash found in car Catherine Lee Frost Kenneth McQueen Special to the Okeechobee NewsThe University of Alabama duo of Jake Gipson and Charlie Hurst of Alabama nished second with 38 lbs. 6 ozs. Okeechobee News/ Eric KoppOkeechobee City Police Department detectives James Pickering (foreground) and Bill Saum (facing) spent Tuesday afternoon executing a search warrant on a pickup truck in which 17 explosive devices were found, as well as two shotguns and a bulletproof vest.

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010Obituaries should be submitted to t he Okeechobee News by e-mailing o bits@newszap.com. Customers may also r equest photos and links to online guest b ooks. A link to the obituaries is available at w ww.newszap.com.Ruth Ann Snyder, 89OKEECHOBEE — Ruth Ann Snyder born Jan. 9, 1924, left her Estate of Grace at the Okeechobee Health Care on Dec. 31, 2013. She was preceded by her husband, Fred Edmond Snyder. Dearly loved by her two daughters, Laurel Ann Brown (Ken), of Oxford, Fla., and Leisa Fa y Snyder of Okeechobee; honored by her grandchildren, Perry Edmond Brown (Troy), of Ne w York, N.Y., Todd Lee Brown of Oxford, Fla., and Keri DeCelle Keen (Billy), of Wildwood, Fla.; blessed by her great-grandchildren, Jordan Spencer Brown, Ethan Edmond Brown, William Madison Keen, Christian James Keen, Taylor Lee Brown, Corbin Wyatt Brown, and Laurian Grace Keen. She was a faithful member of First Baptist o f Dunnellon, Fla. The Ministry of Resurrection Life Church with Pastors, Dave and Deborah San Martin, faithfully served Ruth during her stay at Okeechobee Health Care. On Jan. 9, 2014 her committal service will be held at the Veterans Cemetery in Bushnell, Fla. for immediate family only. Obituaries 6 Okeechobee News January 8, 2014 Hospice to host a yard saleHospice will host a yard sale Wednesday and Thursday, Jan. 8 and 9 from 8 a.m. until noon with lots of new items! Donations are accepted daily. For information, call 863763-2321.Eagles hosting dinnerThe Cypress Hut Eagles 4509 will serve a meatloaf dinner on Wednesday, Jan. 8 by Carla. On Thursday, Jan. 9, a roast beef tenderloin dinner will be served. The public is invited both days. Dinner starts at 5 p.m. Proceeds go to community and national charity funds. For information, call the Cypress Hut Eagles at 863-467-1154.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 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.Democratic group to meetThe Okeechobee Democratic Executive Committee will meet Thursday, Jan. 9 in the meeting room of the Okeechobee Public Library beginning at 5:30 p.m. Any interested Democrats are invited.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.Eastern Star to host dinnerOkeechobee Chapter No. 128, Order of the Eastern Star invites you to enjoy a home cooked spaghetti dinner with us on Friday, Jan. 10 Serving will be from 4 until 7 p.m. at the Okeechobee Masonic Lodge, 107 N.W. Fifth Ave. Enjoy great food and fellowship while you relax and let us cater to you. The menu includes salad, bread, beverage and dessert for $8. Tickets are available by contacting: Mary Ann Holt at 863-763-5210; Kip Gardner at 863357-0427; or, any member of the Eastern Star. Tickets will also be available at the door.Single seniors host danceA new single senior club will host a dance on Saturday, Jan. 11 at Cowboys, 202 N.E. Seventh Ave. Doors open at 5 p.m. The dance will start at 7 p.m. For information, call Marie at 863-357-0676.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!OCRA needs sponsorsOCRA is currently looking for sponsors for its 2014 baseball/softball season. If you have a business and would like to sponsor a team, call 863-634-0515 so they can send you a form. Masons hosting breakfastThe Masonic Lodge, located at 107 N.W. Fifth St., will host a breakfast with all the xins on Sunday, Jan. 12 for $6 per plate. The public is welcome and carry out is available. Breakfast will be severed from 8 until 11 a.m. All proceeds go to local Mason giving.Legion Post has bingoAmerican Legion 64 will host Sunday night bingo on Jan. 12 at 6:30 p.m. Doors open at 5 p.m. in the bingo area. The kitchen will offer a limited menu. Payoffs will be determined by player attendance. All proceeds to bene t the American Legion veterans’ programs. The event is open to the public. The American Legion now has free WIFI for its lounge and dinning room patrons.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.Science Fair needs volunteersThe Okeechobee County Science Fair is looking for volunteers to help judge science projects the morning of Thursday, Jan. 16 We would welcome your encouragement in promoting science in our community! No experience is necessary, and breakfast and lunch will be provided. If you are interested in helping to judge projects or would like more information, please call Cindy Letcher at 863-462-5056, ext. 1191.Retired Educators to meetThe Okeechobee Retired Educators will meet on Monday, Jan. 13 beginning at 11 a.m. in the meeting room of Beef O’Brady’s. Any retired educator is welcome to attend.Yatchette hosts comedy nightThe Okeechobee Yatchette Club presents a night of comedy at Good Spirits Lounge on Saturday, Jan. 18 at 8 p.m. featuring Tim the Dairy Farmer with guest appearances by B.C. Murphy and Mark Gauthier. Tickets are $10 each and must be purchased in advance at the Good Spirits Lounge; or, by calling Bette Moldemhauer at 863-610-0749 or Ellen Whelpey at 863-824-0681. Come and have an evening of fun and entertainment. All proceeds from the show will go to our scholarship fund and our senior fund to purchase food and other necessities for our senior citizens in need of a little help from our community.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 E., 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 Family 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, 863-634-6464.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 863-610-9416; or, canvas.shop@yahoo.com.BHR cat sh festival plannedThe Buckhead Ridge Volunteer Fire Department will hold their 20th annual Buckhead Ridge Cat sh Festival on Saturday, Jan. 25 from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. Festival organizers are taking booth reservations now. For information, call 863-447-6585 or 863467-8220; or, email bhrvfd@yahoo.com. Community Events Brought to you by:“Your Air Conditioning and Plumbing Specialist”863.763.6461Lic#CAC1817236 CCC to meet Jan. 28The Community Collaborative Council of the Okeechobee County Shared Services Network will conduct their monthly meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 28 at 10 a.m. in the board room of the Okeechobee County School Board of ce. January special guest speakers will be: Rebecca Barnes, Action Home Health and Rossana Gonzalez, New Horizon’s. The purpose of the meeting is to allo w the community to identify issues, collaborate, and share information regarding services for children and their families. The meeting is open to the public and everyone is welcome to attend. For information, call Sharon Vinson at 863-462-5000, ext. 257.Children's Ranch yard sale setStarting Jan. 8 the Real Life Children’s Ranch yard sale will be open Wednesda y through Friday, from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. Come on out for great bargains.

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Arrested Friday, Jan. 3, w ere: Donald Kirk McDonald, 32, N.W. 39th Ave.; Leon Anthony Cotton, 25, S.E. 13th Ave.; and Christopher Lee Fisher, 23, N.W. 39th Ave. McDonald has been charged with three felony counts of aggravated battery with a deadly weapon. He is being held in the Okeechobee County Jail on $75,000 bond. Cotton was charged with one felony count of aggravated battery. He has been released from the county jail after posting $10,000 bond. Fisher was charged with one felony count of aggravated battery with a deadly weapon. He is being held on $10,000 bond. An arrest report by Detective John Fisher, of the Okeechobee County Sheriff's Of ce (OCSO), stated the three men had been together in a local bar. After they had returned to McDonald's home shortly after 2 a.m. an argument broke out, and it soon became physical. The detective said Cotton was ghting with McDonald. During that melee McDonald apparently stabbed Cotton three times in the leg. Fisher, continued the report, then went outside looking for McDonald. He found McDonald across the street at a neighbor's home and reportedly began punching McDonald in the face. When McDonald fell to the ground, Fisher allegedly got on top of him and continued hitting him about the face. At some point McDonald pulled a pocket knife and cut Fisher three times in the chest and stomach area. Cotton and Fisher left McDonald in the neighbor's yard, but soon came back and "... took turns stomping Donald's head into the ground with their feet," stated Detective Fisher's report. According to witness statements Fisher picked up a black metal chair and struck McDonald in the face and head several times. When OCSO deputies arrived they found McDonald lying unconscious in the yard and bleeding profusely from wounds to his head and face, stated the detective. The report does not indicate if any o f those involved received medical treatment. Men stabbed during ght, says detective Leon Cotton Christopher Fisher Donald McDonald By Eric KoppOkeechobee News A local man is being held on bond in the county jail after he was accused of beating an elderly man w hile demanding money, then ran over a second man with his vehicle. Timothy Eugene Frake, 45, is being held in the Okeechobee County Jail on a bond of $106,500. He is facing felony charges of burglary w ith an assault or battery (two counts), battery on a person 65 years of age or older and aggravated battery with a deadly weapon. He is also charged with the misdemeanors of battery and reckless driving. Of cer Charles Green, of the Okeechobee City Police Department (OCPD), stated in an arrest report that Frake went to a home and knocked on the door. When the 85-year-old homeowner answered the door, Frake reportedly asked him for money. The elderly victim told Frake he had no money, so Frake allegedly pushed the victim to the oor and began hitting him in the head and demanding money and a credit card. Frake, continued the report, also threatened to kill the victim. A family member of the victim then came to the elderly man's home and was grabbed by Frake and pulled into the residence, stated Of cer Green. Frake allegedly attacked the second man and threatened to kill him. However, Frake soon ed the home when the two men began to ght back. At that point the second victim ran to a third man's home and told him what happened. That man then followed Frake to the parking lot of a restaurant on south Parrott Avenue. He stood in front of a van being driven by Frake and told an onlooker to call 9-1-1. But, continued the report, Frake put the vehicle in drive and ran over the third man. That victim was able to get the license tag number of the van, and passed it along to law enforcement. According to Of cer Green's report all three victims identi ed Frake as the man who attacked them. The of cer's report does not indicate if any of the victims required medical treatment. Cop: Intruder beat elderly man; demands money and credit card Timothy Frake The following individuals were arrested on felony or driving under the in uence (DUI) charges by the Okeechobee County Sheriff's Of ce (OCSO), the Okeechobee City Police Department (OCPD), the Florida Highway Patrol (FHP), the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) or the Department of Corrections (DOC). Brittany Nicole Fox, 24, Sir Hamilton Circle, Titusville, was arrested Jan. 3 by Deputy John Hazy on felony charges of battery on a law enforcement of cer/ re ghter/ intake of cer (three counts). Her bond was set at $7,500. James W. Smith, 24, S.E. Eighth St., Okeechobee, was arrested Jan. 3 by Deputy Jose Garduno on a DOC warrant charging him with the felony of violation of probation torture of an animal. He is being held without bond. Zaben Omar Nafal, 44, S.E. 23rd St., Okeechobee, was arrested Jan. 3 by Deputy Cari Arnold on a felony charge of failure to appear assault, and misdemeanor charges of failure to appear resisting a law enforcement of cer without violence and failure to appear battery. He is being held without bond. Prentice Hobbs, 52, N.W. 10th Ave., Okeechobee, was arrested Jan. 3 by the Okeechobee Narcotics Task Force on a felony charge of possession of a controlled substance (cocaine) and a misdemeanor charge of possession of drug paraphernalia. His bond was set at $3,500. Charles L. Wright, 48, Okeechobee, was arrested Jan. 3 by DOC's Howard Kof f on a Florida Parole Commission warrant charging him with the felonies of violation of probation possession of a cell phone in prison and violation of probation batter y on a law enforcement of cer. He is being held without bond. Samantha Nichole Jewell, 22, S.E. 58th Drive, Okeechobee, was arrested Jan. 4 b y Deputy Paul Jackson on second amended DOC warrants charging her with the felonies of violation of probation giving false information to a pawnbroker, violation of probation dealing in stolen property, violation o f probation criminal use of personal identi cation information and violation of probation grand theft. She is being held without bond. This column lists arrests and not convictions, unless otherwise stated. Anyone listed here who is later found innocent o r has had the charges against them droppe d is welcome to inform this newspaper. The information will be con rmed and printed. Okeechobee Arrest Report

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 ROTARY CLUB OF OKEECHOBEE A PORTON OF THE PROCEEDS TO BENEFIT REAL LIFE CHILDRENS RANCH JANUARY 25, 2014 QUAIL CREEK PLANTATION 5PM TO 9PM THIS IS AN EVENT YOU WON’T WANT TO MISS!! SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE TICKETS $40 EACHSmoked Fish Dip Stuffed Jalaperos wtih Venison Swamp Cabbage Pheasant Axis Deer Frogs Legs Venison Kabobs Pulled Pork Red Stag Patties Quail Turkey Baked Beans Corn on the Cob Au Gratin Potatos Alligator Cup Cakes FOR INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT DONNA GAISER 863-610-9416 CANVAS.SHOP@YAHOO.COM 8 Okeechobee News January 8, 2014 Special to the Okeechobee News History was made when John Ellis and Mike Woods checked in their catch for the J anuary Christian Team Trail Bass Tournament. Among the 23.59 pounds of sh in their winning catch was a 10.15 pound largemouth caught by Ellis, and the largest bass ever weighed in the history of the trail. The tournament was held Saturday, J an. 4, at Okee-Tantie Marina. Forty-seven boats and ninety shermen participated in the event. A large crowd of shermen and spectators gathered for the weigh-in and enjoyed hot dogs and soft drinks provided by Oakview Baptist Church. In addition to the winning catch by John Ellis and Mike Woods, second place honors w ent to Norris Newhouse and Mike Dillon with ve sh that weighed in at 17.67 pounds. Newhouse also took second place big sh honors with a 7.85 pounder. Dr. John Garrison, Senior Pastor at Oakview, presented the gospel giving thanks to Jesus Christ who makes all things possible. The Christian Team Trail, known in local circles as "The Christian" is sponsored by Oakview Baptist Church and is not a fundraiser, but a ministry devoted to using the example of shing to bring people to the saving knowledge of Jesus Christ. Christian Team Trail would like to thank our sponsors for providing door prizes for the participants: Okeechobee Fishing Headquarters, Garrard's Tackle Shop, Fast Break Tackle Shop, Eli's Western Wear, Arby's Restaurant, Pogey's Restaurant, Charlie's Worms, and world famous Sam Grif n Lures. Christian Team Trail tournaments are held on the rst Saturday of the month, September-March. The classic is held on the rst Saturday in April. The next tournament will be held on Saturday, Feb. 1, at Okee-Tantie Marina. For more information about the Christian Team Trail, please contact Darrell Marlow or Bill Bartlett at Oakview Baptist Church, 863763-1699. Ellis and Woods make history in recent CTT bass tourney Special to the Okeechobee NewsMike Woods and John Ellis show off part of their winning catch including the 10.15 pounder caught by Ellis. Special to the Okeechobee NewsNorris Newhouse and Mike Dillon show off part of their second-place catch. Special to the Okeechobee NewsBeau Rodgers and Mac Russell show off part of their third place catch. Special to the Okeechobee NewsPastor John Garrison of Oakview Baptist Church presents winnings to Luke Farmer and Mike Zubrick y Special to the Okeechobee NewsRyan Kroeger with a fat 6.7 p ounder. Special to the Okeechobee NewsAl Nevarez hoists a 6.4 pounder.

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 florida.newszap.com Check out these new features: • Daily Local News Updates • New interactive and easy to navigate format • Plus much, much more!Come see for yourself! Adopt A Wild Horse or Burro January 10-11, 2014 Okeechobee County Agri-Civic Center S Friday Adoption: 8AM – 7PM Saturday Adoption: 8AM – 7PM Adoption FEE: $125.00 CALL: 1-888-274-2133 9 Okeechobee News January 8, 2014 Bass anglers in Florida have more reasons than ever to practice catch-and-release. To help encourage the angling public to document and release largemouth bass, 8 pounds or larger, a program called TrophyCatch rewards participating anglers for their environmental stewardship with a range of shing-related prizes, including the rst ever championship ring. TrophyCatch is the conservation/angler rewards component to the Florida Fish and W ildlife Conservation Commission's (FWC) Black Bass Management Program. The biggest bass legally caught, properly documented and released in Florida waters in 2013 earned one lucky Florida tourist an award t for a true champion a ring w ith some bling! The American Outdoors Fund TrophyCatch Florida Champion's Ring is made by the same company that makes rings for Super Bowl, World Series and Bass Master Classic champions. It also has the w inning angler's name as well as the weight and date of the winning catch engraved on it, so there is no mistake about who has bragging rights to the biggest bass of the season. At a presentation made at Bass Pro Shops in Orlando, the American Outdoors Fund TrophyCatch Florida Champion's Ring was awarded to Bob Williams from Alloway, N.J. While on a Florida shing vacation in February 2013, Williams booked a trip on Rodman Reservoir with bass shing guide Sean Rush from Trophy Bass Expeditions. It was a bitter cold morning in Florida with temperatures in the low 20s, and neither Williams nor Rush could have fathomed how the day would unfold. After casting a live shiner around a cluster of lily pads, the New Jersey angler hooked and landed the sh of a lifetime, a 13-pound, 14-ounce largemouth bass. Rush, a seasoned Florida shing guide, immediately put the giant sh in an aerated live well and called the TrophyCatch hotline: 855-FL-TROPHY (358-7674). The FWC immediately dispatched TrophyCatch coordinator KP Clements as well as biologists Allen Martin and Dan Dorosheff to document and celebrate the catch and release of Williams' sh. The rst year of the TrophyCatch program required FWC staff or volunteers to verify a Hall of Fame-caliber catch that was 13 pounds or heavier. The new requirements for the second year of competition are for a photo of the entire bass on a scale where the weight can be read. Williams received approximately $1,000 in prizes for releasing his Hall of Fame catch, and he has watched the TrophyCatch website intently since February to see if the sh would hold up as the biggest of the season. Bigger sh were reported, but none were veri ed, meaning Bob Williams would earn his place in Florida's Bass Fishing Hall of Fame as the rst ever TrophyCatch Champion. Williams recently returned to Florida to receive his award and go on another bass shing trip with his favorite guide, Rush. After being awarded the American Outdoors Fund TrophyCatch Florida Champion's ring, Williams praised the program as a great way to promote environmental stewardship and ensure great bass shing in Florida for generations to come. Launched in October 2012, TrophyCatch was created as a way to document the number of trophy-class largemouth bass caught in Florida while providing valuable data to sheries biologists to help them determine which management practices are working best and to promote the safe handling and release of trophy-class bass. It is important to release these trophy sh so they may continue to breed and pass their DNA on to future generations. Over time, the act of releasing these trophy-class sh, along with good management practices, should result in an improvement in the overall quality of Florida's freshwater sheries. It's no secret that shermen like to brag about their catches, and even though TrophyCatch is considered a conservation program rst, those with a competitive spirit treat it like a year-long tournament for the ultimate bragging rights to the biggest bass caught, documented and released in Florid a every year. In the inaugural TrophyCatch season, thousands of resident and visiting anglers registered for TrophyCatch and many o f them caught big bass, documented them for the FWC and released them to thrive in the same bodies of water where they were caught. Every qualifying bass submitted earns registered anglers TrophyCatch rewards. Visit TrophyCatchFlorida.com to register and become eligible for a random drawing for a Phoenix bass boat powered by Mercury, and to submit your trophy Florida bass for rewards, including competing for this year's TrophyCatch ring. Don't forget to like TrophyCatch on Facebook and check out the YouTube channel TrophyCatch Florid a http://youtu.be/fm_6RNh-2g4 where you can see a video of the awards presentation. The American Outdoors Fund is committed to conservation as well as creating, enhancing and supporting programs that provide, improve or enhance opportunities for veterans, rst responders, children and families to experience the fun, healthy, educational and therapeutic value outdoor recreation provides. Through documentary, educational, instructional and experiential programs and events, the American Outdoors Fund helps guide and facilitate outdoor recreational opportunities across America and promotes and supports initiatives that inspire others to do the same. TrophyCatch earns angler bling and bragging rights Special to the Okeechobee NewsBob Williams from Alloway, N.J. was in Florida vacationing in 2013, when he caught this largemouth bass.

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 specialsections.newszap.com View all of our special sections online, any time day or night, from the comfort of your own home! 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 The hip joint is one of the body’s largest weight-bearing joints. It’s a ball-and-socket j oint. This helps the hip remain stable even during twisting and extreme ranges of motion. A healthy hip joint allows you to walk, squat, and turn without pain. The most common cause of chronic hip pain and disability is arthritis. Osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and traumatic arthritis are the most common forms of this disease. Hip replacement surgery helps more than 200,000 Americans each y ear to relieve their hip pain, and get back to enjoying normal, everyday activities. Total hip replacement surgery almost always:  Stops or greatly reduces hip pain. Even the pain from surgery should go away within weeks.  Increases leg strength. Without hip pain, you’ll be able to use your legs more. This will build up your muscles.  Improves quality of life by allowing you to do daily tasks and low-impact activities in greater comfort.  Provides years of easier Hip Replacement Surgery Helps Thousands Annuallymovement. Most total hip replacements last for many years. Don’t let hip pain keep you from what you enjoy doing. You may live for scenic walks, playing doubles with friends or swimming laps in the pool. Don’t let hip pain stop you from moving! Get the treatment you need to comfortably move with ease. Dr. Benjamin Epstein, Board Certi ed Orthopaedic Surgeon with Orthopaedic Specialists at Raulerson explains “My patients seeking relief from joint pain love having access to great orthopaedic care, right here in Okeechobee.” No more traveling great distances and inconveniencing yourself and others. The orthopaedic procedures you require are available in your very own community. If hip pain is keeping you from everyday activities and the weekend recreation you cannot live without, trust an experienced, Board Certi ed physician to help you love your joints again – sooner. 10 Okeechobee News January 8, 2014 The Okeechobee Church of the Nazarene 425 S.W. 28th St., will present a Southern Gospel Concert Saturday, Jan. 11, at 6 p.m., featuring the The Lesters from St. Louis, Mo. For more information, call 863763-3519 or 863-763-7113. The North Okeechobee Church of God, at 15949 N.W. 30th Terrace, will host a revival with singer-songwriter, evangelist Mo Ostrander on Jan. 12-15. On Jan. 12 at 6 p.m. and Jan. 13-15 at 7 p.m. Mo has written and sung several number one hits in the Southern Gospel venue. He has sung and spoken on all the major Christian television networks. For information, you may call 863634-0344. Love Jesus? Every Monday morning, 8 a.m. at Hampton Inn, there is a Bible study held and you are invited. It is free if you don’t eat, or you can have a great breakfast for only $5. Brandon Tucker and Pastor Jim Benton are the speakers. More questions? Call 863-532-2482. “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 welcome 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 Ave. For more information, call Gale at 863-623-8504. 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 will host a discover youth program ever y Wednesday, from 7 to 8 p.m. For more information call 8637-763-3681. The AWANA Club at Oakview Baptist Church invites all children from pre-Kindergarten, ages 3 to fth graders. The club is from 5:45 to 7:30 p.m. every Wednesday. Come join in the fun as with the Cubbies, Sparks and T & T classes for Bible memor y and game time fun! Call the church of ce for more details at 863-763-1699.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. Local churches host special programs and guest speakers

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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 Big Lake Cancer CenterSupports e Ride for the FightŽJanuary 1, 2014 € Okeechobee Cattlemans Arena For more information, call 863.634.3971 Please join us for Heroes for HopeŽ Cancer Support Group For more information, call 863.467.9500 1115 North Parrott Avenue, Okeechobee RADIATION ONCOLOGISTS For more information, contact 863.763.3134 or email ” bizsearch@newszap.com 11 Okeechobee News January 8, 2014 Special to the Okeechobee News The Rayovac FLW Series is headed to Lake Okeechobee on Jan. 9-11 when as many as 300 pros and co-anglers take to the w ater for the rst of three stops in the Southeast Division. The Lake Okeechobee event is presented by Power-Pole. Castrol pro Mike Surman knows Lake Okeechobee very well. Throughout his career he has won eight brand new, fully-rigged bass boats in tournament competition just on Okeechobee. If you want to know how the lake is setting up prior to a tournament, y ou can't go wrong talking to him. "Okeechobee is one of those lakes that changes every day," said the Boca Raton native. "Everybody knows everything, there are no secrets. "No matter what the conditions are, the shing is going to be good. If the weather is really nice and it's mild throughout the w eek, then shing could be unbelievable. If we get a front, we'll still see some really good weights but the total eld won't all really catch them." An optimistic Surman went on to explain that because of the volume of sh moving shallow, good weights should be expected almost regardless of the weather. He said that there were sh in all stages of the spawn shallow and vulnerable throughout the lake. "A couple baits could dominate, totally depending on the weather," said Surman. "I think a guy has a chance to win on a Gambler Big EZ, because that bait really catches big sh. If we get some heavy cold fronts, then ipping will be more popular and I'll be throwing a Gambler Crawdaddy or even a Gambler BB Cricket if it gets really cold. "I think somebody is going to have to break a big bag to win, just because the shing is so good right now," nished the Florida pro. "I'd say that 70 pounds or a little bit more will win it." Anglers will take off from C. Scott Driver Park located at 10100 W. Highway 78, at 7:30 a.m. daily. Weigh-ins will be held at the launch site beginning at 3 p.m. Thursday and Friday. Saturday's nal weigh-in will be held at Gilbert Chevrolet, 3550 U.S. 441, at 4 p.m. Takeoffs and weigh-ins are free and open to the public. Pros will sh for a top award of $40,000 plus a Ranger Z518C with a 200-horsepower Evinrude or Mercury outboard if Ranger Cup guidelines are met. Co-anglers will cast for a top award consisting of a Ranger Z117 with 90-horsepower Evinrude or Mercury outboard and $5,000 if Ranger Cup guidelines are met. The Rayovac FLW Series consists of ve divisions Central, Northern, Southeast, Texas and Western. Each division consists of three tournaments and competitors will be vying for valuable points in each division that could earn them the opportunity to sh in the Rayovac FLW Series Championship. The 2014 Rayovac FLW Series Championship is being held Oct. 30-Nov. 1 on Wheeler Lake in Rogersville, Ala. The Rayovac FLW Series tournament on Lake Okeechobee will be hosted by the Okeechobee County Tourism Development Council. Rayovac FLW Series tourney set for this weekend Special to the Okeechobee News/ FLW/Brett CarlsonLake Okeechobee will host a 2014 Rayovac FLW Series tournament this weekend.

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By Charles M. MurphyOkeechobee NewsLake Placid outscored Okeechobee 12-4 in the third quarter and held off a late Brahman rally to defeat Okeechobee 43-36 in high school girls basketball action Monday in Lake Placid. Shaquavia Gayle, Quiahja Williams and Raveen Gobourne combined for 18 steals and played some tight defense throughout the game to lead the Lady Green Dragons, (11-3). Okeechobee fell to (4-10). Okeechobee played well in the rst half as they took a 15-12 lead after the rst quarter. Shad Asia Williams had a couple of baskets on long-outlet passes. She nished the game with ve points, eight rebounds and three steals. Okeechobee also drove aggressively to the hoop in the rst quarter. Lake Placid started to take over in the second quarter behind their defense and their fastbreak transition game. They outscored Okeechobee 14-8 to take a 26-23 halftime lead. Lake Placid built the lead to 38-27 in the third quarter as they shut down the Lady Brahman half-court offense and controlled the boards. Gayle nished with eight points, six steals and ve rebounds. Williams had nine points, 12 rebounds and ve steals for Lake Placid. Raveen Gobourne had six rebounds, eight steals and ve points for the Dragons. Bethany Stuart played a strong game for OHS with seven points, 10 rebounds, three blocked shots and three steals. Cheyenne Nunez led Okeechobee with 11 points. COHS coach Morgan Ungerott said this was a tough game after the break for her team. "I consider it a heartbreaker, and this was one of the few wins I thought we could get this month," she said. "I don't think Lake Placid is a better team than us so this hurts a little bit." Ungerott said her team played well in the rst quarter but then went back to their old habits of turning the ball over and not being aware enough on the court. "We go back to our old ways when we start to get a lead. They get frustrated, nervous, this was a very lackluster game for us, there was not a lot of community and movement out there and it is quite frustrating on the bench," the coach added. Stuart said she felt the team could have done better had they worked together as a team. She had a good rst quarter with strong play in the rst quarter. Lake Placid double teamed her for most of the game and followed her wherever she was on the court. "I'm a little bit bigger than everybody else and the good thing is when they put more people on me, somebody is always open," she admitted. Ungerott said she wants the girls to wor k on the mental part of the game and awareness. She said the team often gets court at mid court looking for the basketball. She wants them to hustle back on defense and then loo k for the ball. OHS hosts Jensen Beach on Wednesda y and Port St. Lucie on Thursday. Start times for both contests is 6 p.m. By Charles M. MurphyOkeechobee News Daniel Rodriguez scored three goals and Wilson Barahona added two goals as the Okeechobee High School Brahmans soccer team got the second half of their season off in ne fashion with a 9-1 victory over archrival Fort Pierce Central on Saturday afternoon. Alberto Diaz had a goal and an assist, Gabriel Hernandez one goal and an assist, Felipe Garcia and Jose Ponce De Leon both had two assists, and Brian Guerrero had three assists for the Brahmans, (9-2). Giovanny Garcia added a goal for OHS. OHS coach Lonnie Sears was very appreciative and complimentary of his team after the win. He said they took to heart the message over the Christmas break to do what is coached. "It's fun to coach when you watch kids learning and they do the things that they are coached to do. I watched one of the freshmen players during the match grow because he executed a drill we did the day before in practice. That is very rewarding," he added. 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By Charles M. MurphyOkeechobee News Eddie Neal had 22 points and Jacob Stewart hit a key 3 pointer in the nal minute to lead the Okeechobee Brahmans to a 57-54 w in at Lake Placid Monday night. OHS (6-8) had an 11-point second-half lead slip away into a tie at 52 after a 3-point basket by Anfernee Munnings with under three minutes to play. From there Fred Bradley hit a jump shot from the free throw line, and after an answer on a follow by Bradley Bell, Okeechobee set up with just 30 seconds left. Neal found Stewart open along the baseline and he drilled the 3 pointer to send Okeechobee home happy. Lake Placid (1-13) was led by Isaac Neverson who had 18 points and nine rebounds, 14 in the rst half, and Munnings, who had 16 points. Okeechobee got solid contributions from Neal with nine rebounds, three assists and three steals. Stewart had 19 points, three rebounds, two steals and two assists. Roshell Thomas had three points, seven assists and four steals. Tyrell Taylor grabbed six rebounds for the Brahmans. Brahman coach Shawn Hays said they knew Lake Placid would play a scrappy game and he was pleased with how his team played on both ends of the oor. He mentioned the team escaped with a win that w as very important to them. Hays said the Dragons kept it close because they made some tough shots but that his team still played well on defense. He said Neal played a strong game inside and everyone contributed to the win. Neal said he felt great about this victory and noted this was one of his best scoring games of the year. "It's the last stretch of the season so we have to go hard into districts and we still hope to win a championship this year," he said. First the Brahmans want to get back to the .500 mark and perhaps have a winning record, their rst in several seasons. Neal played the post and handled the ball down the stretch for his team, setting up match-up problems for the Dragons. "It doesn't matter where I play, as a kid my main focus was to be a guard and as I started to get bigger I transitioned into the post. I started out with a guard mentality and that has helped me in the post," Neal said. He also said if the team continues to listen to the coaching staff and follow the game plan there is no reason they can't have a winning record this year. OHS started off slowly in this game falling behind by four in the rst quarter but they went on a 7-0 to end the rst quarter to take a 15-12 lead. Okeechobee led 32-26 at the half and 44-40 at the end of the third quarter. The Brahman junior varsity lost a heartbreaker at the buzzer 48-45. Okeechobee had gone on a late 9-0 run to tie the score at 45. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 13 Okeechobee News January 8, 2014 Neal’s 22 lifts Brahmans to 57-54 hoop win Okeechobee News/ Charles MurphyAnfernee Munnings (left) loses control of the basketball as Jacob Stewart (24 in purple) and Fred Bradley (34 in purple) defend. Okeechobee News/ Charles MurphyTyrone Joseph (22 in purple) guards Bradley Bell of Lake Placid during Monday’s game in Highlands County.

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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 *. GiveawayDon’t give the same old gift. Give the gift of unconditional love, friendship, devotion. FREE puppies 3/4 German Shepard to approved homes. Will hold. Call 863-623-4303 or 731-333-4277 Garage/ Yard SalesWe Buy Estates Antiques, Collectibles, Household, Tools, Jewelry and etc. Call 863-697-8906 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. Employment Full TimeDRIVERS: $5,000 Sign-On Bonus! Great Pay! Consistent Freight, Great Miles on this Regional Account. Werner Enterprises: 1-855-517-2488 Experienced Excavator Operators, Finish Dozer Operators, End Dump Operators and Laborers. Please call 863-467-2572 or fax resume to 863-467-8067. EOE Drug Free Workplace. We are immediately hiring experienced OPERATORS (Track hoe/dozer/loader) Please contact Robert Waltman at 504-952-0860. Be prepared to submit a resume and quali cations. 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 Time to clean out the attic, basement and/or garage? Advertise your yard sale in the classifieds and make your clean up a breeze! Business Opportunities NOTICEIndependent Newspapers will never accept any advertisement that is illegal or considered fraudulent. In all cases of questionable value, such as promises of guaranteed income from work-athome programs if it sounds too good to be true, chances are that it is. If you have questions or doubts about any ad on these pages, we advise that before responding or sending money ahead of time, you check with the Better Business Bureau at 772-878-2010 for previous complaints. Some 800 and 900 telephone numbers may require an extra charge, as well as long distance toll costs. We will do our best to alert our reader of these charges in the ads, but occasionally we may not be aware of the charges. Therefore, if you call a number out of your area, use caution. ExcavationLESLIE SUMMERFORD EXCAVATING LLC. Call us for your excavation needs; land clearing ponds, hauling of ll dirt, shell, millings (when available) transportation of heavy equipment. Call Leslie for excavation needs. (863)763-9330 or (863)634-7659. Need a few more bucks to purchase something deer? Pick up some extra bucks when you sell your used items in the classifeids. When you want something sold, advertise in the classifieds. MiscellaneousFOR SALEWHEEL CHAIR $50.00, ADJUSTABLE HOSP. BED $200.00, MANUAL TREADMILL $75.00, EXERCISE BIKE $50.00, COMPACT REFRIG. $35.00 CALL 824-0944 Apartments2bd/1ba Fully Furnished utilities included, w/d pool, tennis court, club house privileges. Linens, dishes. In Kings Bay long/short term lease. 863-634-8331 NW OKEE: 2 BR Apts available on quiet street. Pets welcome. $550mo, and $650mo. 1st, last & $500 sec. 561-346-1642. On Rim Canal Furnished 1 br./Living rm., Separate Kitchen & Dining rm., Screen porch. Includes Util’s. $125 wk. Call 772-359-1640. Condos/Townhouses RentOAK LAKE VILLA #17, 2/2, w/all appliances. $800/mo. 1st, last, and $500 security required. (863)467-5965 leave a message. TAYLOR CREEK CONDO Ground oor, 1/1 fully furnished with utilities. Seasonal & long term rates. 863-634-0663. Houses RentOAK LAKE VILLA 2/2, with appliances. Pets considered. $800 mo., 1st, last & security. Call (561) 743-0192. Houses Rent2BEDROOM/2BATH M.H. IN TOWN, FURNISHED, $650/MONTHLY, $1,000 SEASONAL, FIRST & SECURITY 863-763-7712 ADORABLE: In Town, 2BR, 2BA, Washer & Dryer, Porch. Lawn Service. Non Smoking. Small pet okay. $800 mo. 1st, last & $500 sec. (941) 504-3954 Dixie Ranch Acres area. 2 br. Duplex @ 10005 NW 64th Ave. Clean, quiet. Pets allowed upon approval. $550 month. Water & lawn maintenance included. $400 Sec. 863-610-0001 FOR RENT WITH OPTION TO BUY. RANCH Oak Hammock, 7 1/2 ac., fenced with 2 pastures, 3BR, 3BA, 2000 sq. ft. with porches, 48x24 2 story barn, with tack rm & chicken coop, 30’x30’ carport. Available now! Must see! Call 386-214-4333. Newly remodeled & painted 3bdrm/1b. house in Dixie Ranch Estates on a large lot. First, Last & Security No Pets. $800.00 a month 863-634-2820 OKEE2/1 $498.00 and 3/2 $ 600.00 Newly updated 12 miles N.E. of town center. Lawn, pest, trash and water included Call for details. Mon -Fri. No Pets 863-467-9800. SEASONAL, WATERFRONT B.H.R. 2 STORY, COMPLETELY FURNISHED, 2 PEOPLE, JAN. THRU MARCH, $2,700. ALSO SMALL APT., NO PETS CALL 863-763-6086 OR 863-763-8599 SPACIOUS: 3BR/2BA in Kings Bay. Includes lawn service, pool and all appliances. $900 month plus sec. dep. Call 863-634-0663. Office Space Rent “Next to Court House” Commercial Space 500 SF and up First month rent free 863-467-0651 Houses SaleFor sale 3bd/1.5ba completely renovated and furnished sale price $13,400 or rent price $700/mo. for 6 months or $650/mo for 12 months 1st, last and sec. in Adult park 863-623-4412 or 304-687-0715 Water 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 How do you find a job in todays competitive market? In the employment section of the classifieds Shop here first! The classified ads Open HouseOPEN HOUSE Saturday & Sunday, January 11th & 12th 10am 6pm 18088 NW 256 St. Rent with Option to Buy! RANCH Oak Hammock, 7 1/2 ac., fenced with 2 pastures, 3BR, 3BA, 2000 sq. ft. with porches, 48x24 2 story barn, with tack rm & chicken coop, 30’x30’ carport. Available now! Must see! $1000 mo. Call 386-214-4333. 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 CABINS & MOBILE HOME FOR RENT WITH COVERED BOAT STORAGE. YEARLY OR MONTHLY, IN OKEECHOBEE AND LAKEPORT CALL FOR INFORMATION 502-803-1876 OR 502-682-2403 TREASURE ISLAND : 2 BR, 2 BA, Non smoking env. No pets. $800 mo. 1st, last & $500 sec. dep. Call (863)634-6114 When doing those chores is doing you in, its time to look for a helper in the classifieds. Buying a car? Look in the classifieds. Selling a car? Look in the classifieds. 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 35’ TRAILER W/2 TIP OUTS, FL. ROOM, FULLY FURNISHED,READ Y TO MOVE IN! WHAT A BUY AT $5,500.,VANTAGE OAKS PARK 50+ CALL 1-812-508-5005 SEASON RENT PAID. Palm Harbor Homes 55+ Community Special! $5K for your old home! Many models to choose from... Call 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 MotorcyclesMotor Cycle 600cc Honda with tow package, 8,000 miles. $9,500. Call 863-467-6141 Grab a bargain from your neighbors garage, attic, basement or closet in todays classifieds. 14 Okeechobee News January 8, 2014

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Automobiles2004 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 FOR SALE 2008 IMPALA LTZ, 34,500 MILES. ASKING $8,995 CALL 863-467-4187 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 2011 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 Looking for a place to hang your hat? Look no further than the classifieds. Public Notice PUBLIC NOTICE The Okeechobee County Board of County Commissioners will hold it’s Regular Session on Thursday, January 09, 2014 at 9:00 a.m in the “Judge William L. Hendry Courtroom” at the Historic Courthouse, 304 N.W. 2nd Street, Okeechobee, Florida. Any person deciding to appeal any decision made by the Board of County Commissioners with respect to any matter considered at this meeting will need a record of the proceedings, and that, for such purposes, he or she will need to ensure that a verbatim record of such proceedings is made, which record shall include the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, persons with disabilities needing special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact the County Administrator’s Of ce not later than four (4) working days prior to the proceeding at 304 N.W. 2nd Street, Room 123 Okeechobee, Florida 34972, or call 863.763.6441. If you are hearing or voice impaired, call TDD 1-800-222-3448 (voice) or 1-888-447-5620 (TTY). Frank Irby, Chair Board of County Commissioners Okeechobee County, Florida Sharon Robertson, Clerk Board of County Commissioners Okeechobee County, Florida /s/ Paula Poskon/ Deputy Clerk 459641 ON 1/8/2014 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.: 2012 CA 121 TD BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, Plaintiff, vs. CHARLES A. LAGRANGE, et al., Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to the Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated December 10, 2013 (the “Judgment”), entered in Civil Case No. 2012 CA 121 of the Circuit Court of the Nineteenth Judicial Circuit in and for Okeechobee County, Florida, in which TD BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, is Plaintiff, and CHARLES LAGRANGE, DEBBIE C. LAGRANGE, MORGAN E. LUMPKIN, LISA P. LUMPKIN and UNITED STATES OF AMERICA DEPARTMENT OF TREASURY INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE, 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 February 5, 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 and 13, Treasure Island Unit No. 2, according to the Plat thereof, as recorded in Plat Book 3, at Page 39, of the public records of Okeechobee County, Florida Together with a 1985 Fleetwood Chadwick Double Wide Mobile Home VIN Numbers GAFL2AF03059310 & GAFL2BF03059310 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 December 12, 2013. SHARON ROBERTSON Clerk of Circuit Court BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk 458720 ON 1/8,15/2014 Public Notice Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION CASE NO. 47-2013-CA-000070 JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, Plaintiff, VS. OBDULIO SERRANO, MARILO VAZQUEZ, UNKNOWN TENANT IN POSSESSION 1, UNKNOWN TENANT IN POSSESSION 2, Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Summary Final Judgment of Foreclosure led December 10, 2013 entered in Civil Case No. 47-2013CA-000070 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 at 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 5th day of February, 2014, at 11:00 AM on the following described property as set forth in said Summary Final Judgment, to-wit: Lot 30, GRETCHEN HEIGHTS, an unrecorded Plat, lying in and comprising a part of Lots 42 and 62, Whispering Pines, according to the Plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 25, Public Records of Okeechobee County, Florida; being more particularly described as follows: Commencing at the Northeast corner of Lot 42, Whispering Pines; run South along the East boundary line of said Lots 42 and 62, a distance of 276 feet to a point; thence run South 8959’00” West a distance of 150 feet for POINT OF BEGINNING; thence continue South 8959’00” West a distance of 75 feet; thence run South parallel to the East boundary line of Lots 42 and 62, a distance of 108 feet to a point on the County Road; thence run North 8959’00” East along the North boundary line of said County Road, a distance of 75 feet; thence run North a distance of 108 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 le a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated this 12th day of December, 2013. SHARON ROBERTSON CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk MCCALLA RAYMER, LLC, ATTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF 110 SE 6TH STREET FORT LAUDERDALE, FL 33301 (407) 674-1850If 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 711458718 ON 1/8,15/2014 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 19TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 13000214CAAXMX U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE FOR TERWIN MORTGAGE TRUST 2006-5, ASSET-BACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2006-5 Plaintiff, VS. DIANNE RENEE WHIPPLE; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF DIANNE RENEE WHIPPLE; RHS INDUSTRIES, INC. A/K/A RHS INDUSTRIES, INC. RETIREMENT; UNKNOWN PERSON(S) IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY; Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated October 29, 2013, and entered in Case No. 13000214CAAXMX, of the Circuit Court of the 19th Judicial Circuit in and for OKEECHOBEE County, Florida. U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE FOR TERWIN MORTGAGE TRUST 2006-5, ASSET-BACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2006-5 is Plaintiff and DIANNE RENEE WHIPPLE; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF DIANNE RENEE WHIPPLE; RHS INDUSTRIES, INC. A/K/A RHS INDUSTRIES, INC. RETIREMENT; are defendants. I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash IN THE JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM ON THE 2ND FLOOR OF THE OKEECHOBEE COUNTY JUDICIAL CENTER, at 312 N.W. THIRD STREET OKEECHOBEE in OKEECHOBEE County, FLORIDA 34972, at 11:00 A.M., on the 5th day of February, 2014, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: LOT 5 OF BLOCK 5, OAK PARK, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 3, PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. A person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must le a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated this 1st day of November, 2013. SHARON ROBERTSON As Clerk of said Court BY: Sandra L. Creech As Deputy Clerk Florida Rules of Judicial Administration Rule 2.540 Notices to Persons With 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 o de habla, llame al 711. KREYOL: Si ou se yon moun ki kokobd ki bezwen asistans ou aparey pou ou ka patisipe nan prosedu sa-a, ou gen dwa san ou pa bezwen peye anyen pou ou jwen on seri de ed. Tanpri kontakte Corrie Johnson, Coordinator ADA, 250 NW Country Club Drive, suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 O’mwen 7 jou avan ke ou gen pou-ou paret nan tribunal, ou imediatman ke ou resevwa avis sa-a ou si le ke ou gen pou-ou ale nan tribunal-la mwens ke 7 jou; Si ou pa ka tan& ou pale byen, rele 711.456812 ON 1/8,15/2014 Public Notice Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.: 472009CA000827CAAXMX PNC BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO NATIONAL CITY BANK, SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO HARBOR FEDERAL SAVINGS BANK Plaintiff, VS. CHRISTOPHER L. VANMETRE, et al Defendants. RE-NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE RE-NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order Granting Plaintiff’s Motion to Reschedule Foreclosure Sale led October 22, 2013, and entered in Case No. 472009CA000827CAAXMX of the Circuit Court of the NINETEENTH Judicial Circuit in and for OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, Florida, wherein PNC BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO NATIONAL CITY BANK, SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO HARBOR FEDERAL SAVINGS BANK, is Plaintiff, and CHRISTOPHER L. VANMETRE, et al are Defendants, the clerk will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash, beginning at 11:00 AM at OKEECHOBEE COUNTY JUDICIAL CENTER, Second Floor, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, FL 34972, in accordance with Chapter 45, Florida Statutes, on the 5TH day of February, 2014, the following described property as set forth in said Lis Pendens, to wit: Lot 2, LAZY 7 ESTATES, according to the Plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 6, Pages 27 & 28 of the Public Records of Okeechobee County, Florida. Parcel ID Number: 1-22-37-34-0060-00000-0020 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 s pendens must le a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated at Okeechobee, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, Florida, this 5th day of December, 2013. Sharon Robertson Clerk of said Circuit Court BY: Sandra L. Creech As Deputy Clerk If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Corrie Johnson, ADA Coordinator, 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than seven (7) days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. SPANISH: Si usted es una persona discapacitada que necesita alguna adaptacion para poder participar de este procedimiento o evento; usted tiene derecho, sin costo alguno a que se le provea cierta ayuda. Favor de comunicarse con Corrie Johnson, Coordinadora de A.D.A., 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, Fl. 34986, (772) 807-4370 por lo menos 7 dias antes de que tenga que comparecer en corte o inmediatamente despues de haber recibido esta noti cacion si es que falta menos de 7 dias para su comparecencia. Si tiene una discapacidad auditiva o de habla, llame al 711. KREYOL: Si ou se yon moun ki kokobe ki bezwen asistans ou aparey pou ou ka patisipe nan prosedu sa-a, ou gen dwa san ou pa bezwen peye anyen pou ou jwen on seri de ed. Tanpri kontakte Corrie Johnson, Co-ordinator ADA, 250 NW Country Club Drive, suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 O’mwen 7 jou avan ke ou gen pou-ou paret nan tribunal, ou imediatman ke ou resevwa avis sa-a ou si le ke ou gen pou-ou ale nan tribunal-la mwens ke 7 jou; Si ou pa ka tande ou pale byen, rele 711. 458525 ON 1/8,15/2014 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 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 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 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 454600 ON 1/1,8/2014 Public Notice Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT CIVIL COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 09000354CA US BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION AS TRUSTEE SUCCESSOR-IN-INTEREST TO BANK OF AMERICA, RATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO LASALLE BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION AS TRUSTEE FOR MORGAN STANLEY MORTGAGE LOAN TRUST 2006-11 Plaintiff, vs. DAVID COMBS ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER AND AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANTS ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES HEIRS DEVISEES, GRANTEES OR OTHER CLAIMANTS, LORI COMBS, UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF DAVID COMBS, CONNERS GABLES HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION INC JANE DOE N/K/A MARIA PEREZ, JOHN DOE N/K/A JOSE PEREZ, 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 September 27, 2013, in the Circuit Court of Okeechobee County, Florida, I will sell the property situated in Okeechobee County, Florida described as: PARCEL 16H A PORTION OF LOTS 7-16, 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 15 Okeechobee News January 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 FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 472012CA00172XXXXXX FEDERAL NATIONAL MORTGAGE ASSOCIATION, Plaintiff, VS. FRANKLIN M. RIDDLE; DEBRA J. RIDDLE A/K/A DEBBIE RIDDLE; SUNTRUST BANK; UNKNOWN TENANT NO. 1; UNKNOWN TENANT NO. 2; and ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING INTERESTS BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST A NAMED DEFENDANT TO THIS ACTION, OR HAVING OR CLAIMING TO HAVE ANY RIGHT, TITLE OR INTEREST IN THE PROPERTY HEREIN DESCRIBED, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order or Summary Final Judgment of foreclosure dated December 5, 2013, and entered in Case No. 472012CA00172XXXXXX of the Circuit Court in and for Okeechobee County, Florida, wherein FEDERAL NATIONAL MORTGAGE ASSOCIATION is Plaintiff and FRANKLIN M. RIDDLE; DEBRA J. RIDDLE A/K/A DEBBIE RIDDLE; SUNTRUST BANK; UNKNOWN TENANT NO. 1; UNKNOWN TENANT NO. 2; and ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING INTERESTS BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST A NAMED DEFENDANT TO THIS ACTION, OR HAVING OR CLAIMING TO HAVE ANY RIGHT, TITLE OR INTEREST IN THE PROPERTY HEREIN DESCRIBED, are Defendants, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in the Jury Assembly Room, 2nd Floor, Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 312 N.W. 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 34972, beginning at 11:00 a.m. on February 5, 2014, the following described property as set forth in said Order or Final Judgment, towit: THE WEST 1/2 OF LOT 15, BLOCK 9, OKEECHOBEE LITTLE FARMS, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 2, PAGE 100, PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Corrie Johnson, ADA Coordinator, 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. DATED at Okeechobee, Florida, on December 6, 2013. SHARON ROBERTSON As Clerk, Circuit Court BY: Sandra L. Creech As Deputy Clerk SHD Legal Group P.A. Attorneys for Plaintiff PO BOX 11438 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33339-1438 Telephone: (954) 564-0071 Service E-mail: answers@shdlegalgroup.com 458539 ON 1/8,15/2014 RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA, SAID PORTION BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCING AT THE NORTH-EAST CORNER OF LOT 1, OF SAID BLOCK 16; THENCE, NORTH 5354’ 53” WEST ALONG THE NORTHERLY LINE OF SAID BLOCK 16, A DISTANCE OF 1138.00 FEET, TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING OF THE HEREIN DESCRIBED PARCEL. THENCE, CONTINUE NORTH 5354’ 53” WEST ALONG THE NORTHERLY LINE OF SAID BLOCK 16, A DISTANCE OF 77.00 FEET ; THENCE SOUTH 3605’ 07 WEST, A DISTANCE OF 200.00 FEET, TO THE SOUTHERLY LINE OF SAID BLOCK 16; THENCE, SOUTH 5354’ 53” EAST, ALONG THE SOUTHERLY LINE, A DISTANCE OF 77.00 FEET; THENCE, NORTH 3605’ 07 EAST, A DISTANCE OF 200.00 FEET, TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING PARCEL ID# 1-24-37-35-0010-00160-0120 and commonly known as: 3732 SE 12TH DR, OKEECHOBEE, FL 34972; 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 February 5, 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 Cler k 454631 ON 1/8,15/2014 Grab a bargain from your neighbors garage, attic, basement or closet in todays classifieds. Need a few more bucks to purchase something deer? Pick up some extra bucks when you sell your used items in the classifeids.

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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 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 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 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 454628 ON 1/1,8/2013 Public Notice Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION Case No.: 47-2012-CA-000465 OCWEN LOAN SERVICING, LLC Plaintiff, v. ROBERT QUIN JOHNSON A/K/A ROBERT QUINN JOHNSON; et al., Defendants, NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment dated December 3, 2013, entered in Civil Case No.: 47-2012-CA-000465, of the Circuit Court of the Nineteenth Circuit in and for Okeechobee County, Florida, wherein NATIONSTAR MORTGAGE, LLC is Plaintiff, and ROBERT QUIN JOHNSON A/K/A ROBERT QUINN JOHNSON; DORA ALICIA SHAW; UNKNOWN PERSON(S) IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY; ALL OTHER UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING INTERESTS BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST A NAMED DEFENDANT(S) WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAME UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS, are Defendants. SHARON ROBERTSON, the Clerk of Court shall sell to the highest bidder for cash at 11:00 a.m., in the Jury Assembly Room, 2nd Floor, Okeechobe County Judicial Center, 312 North West 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida, 34972 on the 5th day of February, 2014, the following described real property as set forth in said Final Summary Judgment, to wit: A PARCEL OF LAND LYING IN THE NORTHWEST ONE-QUARTER OF SECTION 17, TOWNSHIP 37 SOUTH, RANGE 36 EAST, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA, BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCE AT AN IRON PIPE MARKING THE WEST ONE-QUARTER CORNER OF SAID SECTION 17, THENCE N 0004’22” E ALONG THE WEST LINE OF SAID NORTHWEST ONE-QUARTER, A DISTANCE OF 1113.01 FEET TO A 5/8” REBAR MARKING THE NORTH RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE OF THE NORTHEAST 11TH WAY (70’ WIDE) FOR THE POINT-OFBEGINNING; THENCE CONTINUE N 0004’22” E, A DISTANCE OF 220.05 FEET TO A BENT 5/8” REBAR; THENCE N 8959’25” E, A DISTANCE OF 100.01 FEET TO A 5/8” REBAR WITH CAP #LB6329 MARKING THE WEST RIGHTOF-WAY LINE OF THE NORTHEAST 64TH AVENUE (80’ WIDE); THENCE S 0005’34” W ALONG SAID WEST RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE, A DISTANCE OF 220.05 FEET TO A 5/8” REBAR: THENCE S 8959’25” W ALONG AFORESAID NORTH RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE OF NORTHEAST 11TH WAY, A DISTANCE OF 99.93 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. TOGETHER WITH A 1995 MERI DOUBLEWIDE MOBILE HOME WITH ID#FLHML2F45811902A AND FLHML2F45811902 AND TITLE #67908471 AND 67908472 This property is located at the Street address of: 1125 Ne 64th Ave, 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 of the court on December 4, 2013. SHARON ROBERTSON CLERK OF THE COURT BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk Attorney for Plaintiff: Elizabeth R. Wellborn, P.A. 350 Jim Moran Blvd., Suite 100 Deer eld Beach, FL 33442 Telephone: (954) 354-3544 Facsimile: (954) 354-3545 docservice@erwlaw.com IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT, If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Corrie Johnson, ADA Coordinator, 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port Saint Lucie, FL 34986, Telephone (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. 458531 ON 1/8,15/2014 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 OF FLORIDA IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION CASE NO. 47-2013-CA-000275 PENNYMAC CORP., Plaintiff, VS. KATHRYN F. WHALEN, A/K/A KATHRYN WHALEN, UNKNOWN TENANT IN POSSESSION 1, UNKNOWN TENANT IN POSSESSION 2, UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF KATHRYN F. WHALEN, A/K/A KATHRYN WHALEN, Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Summary Final Judgment of Foreclosure led December 10, 2013 entered in Civil Case No. 47-2013CA-000275 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 5th day of February, 2014 at 11:00 AM on the following described property as set forth in said Summary Final Judgment, to-wit: LOT 13, KRACKER KOUNTRY SUBDIVISION A parcel of land lying in the South one-half (S 1/2) of Section 19, Township 36 South, Range 34 East, Okeechobee County, Florida, and being more particularly described as follows: BEGIN at the Northwest corner of said S1/2 of Section 19: Thence N 8952’13” E, along the North line of said S1/2 of Section 19, a distance of 1063.11 feet; Thence S 0007’47” E, perpendicular to said North line, a distance of 1605.96 feet, to the intersection with the South line of the North 1605.96 feet of said S1/2 of Section 19; Thence S 8952’13”W, along said South line, a distance of 1106.80 feet, to the intersection with the West line of said S1/2 of Section 19; Thence N 0125’43” E, along said West line, a distance of 1606.56 feet, to the POINT OF BEGINNING TOGETHER WITH and granting a non-exclusive easement for ingress, egress and public utilities over and across a 70 foot wide strip of land lying in sections 19 and 30, Township 36 South, Range 34 East, Okeechobee County, Florida, and being more particularly described as follows: Commence at the Southeast corner of said Section 19, thence South 8949’50” West, along the South line of said Section 19, a distance of 35.01 feet, to the intersection with the West line of the East 35.00 feet of said Section 19 and the West right-of-way line of N.W. 128th Avenue: thence North 0121’39” East, along said West right-of-way line, a distance of 1042.57 feet, to the POINT OF BEGINNING, thence meandering the following courses: South 8952’13” West a distance of 2078.85 feet; thence South 0143’45” West a distance of 1611.34 feet; thence North 8942’44” West a distance of 2249.55 feet; thence North 0204’58” East a distance of 1580.28 feet; thence South 8952’13” West a distance of 15.01 feet; thence North 0059’54” East a distance of 100.02 feet; thence North 8952’13” East a distance of 100.00 feet; thence South 0057’20” West a distance of 100.02 feet; thence South 8952’13” West a distance of 15.01 feet; thence South 0204’58” West a distance of 1510.76 feet; thence South 8942’44” East a distance of 2109.07 feet; thence North 0143’45” East a distance of 1610.84 feet; thence North 8952’13” East a distance of 2148.46, to the intersection with said West line of the East 35.00 feet of said Section 19 and the West right-of-way line N.W. 128th Avenue; thence South 0123’10” West, along said West line, a distance of 70.02 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 le a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated this 10th day of December, 2013. SHARON ROBERTSON CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk MCCALLA RAYMER, LLC, ATTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF 110 SE 6TH STREET, FORT LAUDERDALE, FL 33301If 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 711.458717 ON 1/8,15/2014 Public Notice 16 Okeechobee News January 8, 2014 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 19TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 47-2009CA000149CAXXXX INDYMAC FEDERAL BANK, FSB, A S SUCCESSOR IN INTEREST TO INDYMAC BANK, FSB Plaintiff, V S. GUYTO ALEXIS; et al; Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated December 5 2013, and entered in Case No. 47-2009CA000149CAXXXX, of the Circuit Court of the 19th Judicial Circuit in and for OKEECHOBEE County, Florida. INDYMAC FEDERAL BANK, FSB, AS SUCCESSOR IN INTEREST TO INDYMAC BANK, FSB is Plaintiff and GUYTO ALEXIS; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF GUYTO ALEXIS; UNKNOWN PERSON(S) IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY; are defendants. I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash IN THE JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM ON THE 2ND FLOOR OF THE OKEECHOBEE COUNTY JUDICIAL CENTER, at 312 N.W. THIRD STREET, OKEECHOBEE in OKEECHOBEE County, FLORIDA 34972, at 11:00 A.M., on the 5th day of February, 2014, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: LOT 7, BLOCK 60, BASSWOOD UNIT 5, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 51, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. A person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must le a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated this 5th day of December, 2013. SHARON ROBERTSON As Clerk of said Court BY: Sandra L. Creech As Deputy Clerk Florida Rules of Judicial Administration Rule 2.540 Notices to Persons With Disabilities If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Corrie Johnson, ADA Coordinator, 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. SPANISH: Si usted es una persona discapacitada que necesita alguna adaptacion para poder participar de este procedimiento o evento; usted tiene derecho, sin costo alguno a que se le provea cierta ayuda. Favor de comunicarse con Corrie Johnson, Coordinadora de A.D.A., 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, Fl. 34986, (772) 807-4370 por lo menos 7 dias antes de que tenga que comparecer en corte o inmediatamente despues de haber recibido esta noti cacion si es que falta menos de 7 dias para su comparecencia. Si tiene una discapacidad auditiva o de habla, llame al 711. KREYOL: Si ou se yon moun ki kokobe ki bezwen asistans ou aparey pou ou ka patisipe nan prosedu sa-a, ou gen dwa san ou pa bezwen peye anyen pou ou jwen on de ed. Tanpri kontakte Corrie Johnson, Coordinator ADA, 250 NW Country Club Drive, suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 O’mwen 7 jou avan ke ou gen pou-ou paret nan tribunal, ou imediatman ke ou resevwa avis sa-a ou si le ke ou gen pou-ou ale nan tribunal-la mwens ke 7 jou; Si ou pa ka tande ou pale byen, rele 711. 458524 ON 1/8,15/2014 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 How do you find a job in todays competitive market? In the employment section of the classifieds One mans trash is another mans treasure. Turn your trash to treasure with an ad in the classifieds. Earn some extra cash. Sell your used items in the classifieds Your new car could be in todays paper. Have you looked for it? 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 COURT FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File No. 472013CP000167 IN RE: ESTATE OF JOHN LEE OLNEY Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of JOHN LEE OLNEY, deceased, whose date of death was November 7, 2013 and whose social security number is XXX-XX-8896, is pending in the Circuit Court for Okeechobee County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which 312 N.W. 3rd Street, Florida 34972. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representative’s attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against 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. ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT’S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of rst publication of this notice is January 8th, 2014. Personal Representative: CAROLE J. OLNEY 2228 SE 38th Trail Okeechobee, FL 34974 Attorney for Personal Representative: KATHYRN BLOCK FAIRES, ESQ. Attorney E-Mail Address: kathryn.faires@verolawyers.com Florida Bar No. 21442 Grail Law Group 7555 20th Street Vero Beach, FL 32960 Telephone: (772) 569-0000 459695 ON 1/8,15/2014 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 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 of 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...makes you a more informed and interesting person. No wonder readers are more successful!

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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 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 47-2010-CA-04 CHASE HOME FINANCE LLC, Plaintiff, VS. ARLENE G. LESTER-BAKER et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF RESCHEDULED FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order Rescheduling Foreclosure Sale dated October 29, 2013 and entered in Case NO. 47-2010-CA-04 of the Circuit Court of the NINETEENTH Judicial Circuit in and for OKEECHOBEE County, Florida wherein JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION’, is the Plaintiff and ARLENE G LESTER-BAKER; THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF ARLENE G. LESTER-BAKER N/K/A PAUL BAKER; MICHAEL J LESTER; THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF MICHAEL J. LESTER N/K/A MARIA LESTER; UNITED STATES OF AMERICA; are the Defendants, The Clerk of the Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in the JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM, 2ND FLOOR, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY JUDICIAL CENTER, 312 N.W. 3RD STREET, OKEECHOBEE, FLORIDA 34972 at 11:00AM, on the 29th day of January, 2014, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: PARCEL A: A PARCEL OF LAND LYING IN SECTION 16, TOWNSHIP 37 EAST, RANGE 36 EAST, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA, BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCE AT THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF SAID SECTION 16, BEAR SOUTH 00 DEGREES 16 MINUTES 45 SECONDS EAST ALONG THE WEST LINE OF SAID SECTION 16, A DISTANCE OF 877.27 FEET TO THE RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE OF B & B MCARTHUR ROAD; THENCE CONTINUE SOUTH 00 DEGREES 16 MINUTES 45 SECONDS EAST ALONG THE SAID LINE OF SAID SECTION 16, A DISTANCE OF 1020.92 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE CONTINUE SOUTH 00 DEGREES 16 MINUTES 45 SECONDS EAST ALONG THE WEST LINE OF SAID SECTION 16, A DISTANCE OF 255.26 FEET TO THE NORTH RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE OF SAID B & B MCARTHUR ROAD; THENCE BEAR NORTH 89 DEGREES 43 MINUTES 15 SECONDS EAST ALONG THE NORTH RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE OF SAID B & B MCARTHUR ROAD, A DISTANCE OF 163.97 FEET; THENCE BEAR NORTH 00 DEGREES 16 MINUTES 45 SECONDS WEST A DISTANCE OF 255.26 FEET; THENCE BEAR SOUTH 89 DEGREES 43 MINUTES 15 SECONDS WEST A DISTANCE OF 163.97 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. AND PARCEL B: A PARCEL OF LAND LYING IN SECTION 17, TOWNSHIP 37 SOUTH, RANGE 36 EAST, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA, BEING MORE PARTICULARLY BOUNDED AND DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCE AT THE SOUTHEAST CORNER OF SECTION 17, THENCE NORTH 00 DEGREES 41 MINUTES 06 SECONDS EAST, ALONG THE EASTERLY SECTION LINE OF SAID SECTION 17; SAID LINE BEING ALSO THE WESTERLY RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE OF NORTHEAST 80TH AVENUE (NORMAN ROAD), A DISTANCE OF 2993.40 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE NORTH 89 DEGREES 18 MINUTES 54 SECONDS WEST A DISTANCE OF 495.00 FEET TO A POINT; THENCE NORTH 00 DEGREES 41 MINUTES 06 SECONDS EAST, A DISTANCE OF 440.00 FEET TO A POINT; THENCE SOUTH 89 DEGREES 18 MINUTES 54 SECONDS EAST, A DISTANCE OF 495.00 FEET TO A POINT LYING ON THE AFORESAID EASTERLY SECTION LINE AND WESTERLY RIGHT-OFWAY LINE; THENCE SOUTH 00 DEGREES 41 MINUTES 06 SECONDS WEST ALONG SAID SECTION LINE/ RIGHT-OF -WAY LINE, A DISTANCE OF 440.00 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. A/K/A 8025 NE 12TH STREET, OKEECHOBEE, FL 34974 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must le a claim within sixty (60) days after the sale. WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of this Court on January 3, 2014. SHARON ROBERTSON Clerk of the Circuit Court BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk Ronald R Wolfe & Associates, P.L. P.O. Box 25018, Tampa, Florida 33622-5018 F09125060 CHASEDIRECT-SPECFHLMC-B-mlee-Team 3 F09125060 **See Americans with Disabilities Act Florida Rules of Judicial AdministrationRule 2.540 Notices to Persons With Disabilities If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Corrie Johnson, ADA Coordinator, 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711.1Plaintiff name has changed pursuant to order previously entered. 459649 ON 1/8,15/2014 Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice 17 Okeechobee News January 8, 2014 Crossword Puzzle ACROSS 1 R&B singer whose given name is Antoine 11 Repose 15 1984 Robert Urich sci-fi comedy, with TheŽ 16 Not right 17 Daring swingers 18 They follow pis 19 Rolling set 20 Mariner gp. 21 Pub serving 22 Dutch burg 23 St. with an arcshaped northern border 24 Longtime Yankee announcer Allen 25 Hurt amount? 27 Not able 30 Belgian leadership group, to some residents 33 Age badly, as jokes 35 Strategy-change declaration 37 Binging 38 Iberian bread 39 Charity, e.g. 40 Moll FlandersŽ author 42 Drunks end 43 Awareness 44 Calf warmer 48 Source of lowalcohol wines 50 Small red crawlers 52 Soprano role in Bizets The Pearl FishersŽ 53 Game interruption 54 Vegetable storage area 56 Block 57 1951 play that inspired CabaretŽ 58 Lobster moms 59 Knows something is rotten in Denmark DOWN 1 Royal orders 2 Play a par-3 perfectly 3 Earth 4 Looked through a knothole, say 5 Semana parts 6 Florida NBA team, on scoreboards 7 Augusta native 8 No clueŽ 9 Fishing gear 10 Tasmanias highest peak 11 One working on a board 12 Some time back 13 FearŽ author Hubbard 14 Riven is its sequel 23 Indulgent sort 24 Error 25 Crooked 26 Home room 28 And 29 Brat FarrarŽ novelist 30 Prefix with gram 31 Outflow 32 Unsubtle jewelry 34 Attach, in a way 35 Choice indicator 36 __ school 41 Celebratory 44 Name on a southern National Historic Trail sign 45 Crude carrier 46 Santa __: Intel headquarters 47 Measure of rock fineness? 48 Crafty 49 Pitchers success 50 Goddess of discord 51 Head of a bar? 52 Open stretches 55 A quarter of M By Steve Salitan (c)2011 Tribune Media Services, Inc. 11/12/11 11/12/11 ANSWER TO PREVIOUS PUZZLE: Edited by Rich Norris and Joyce Nichols Lewis xwordeditor@aol.com IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOROKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDACASE No. 2009CA000507 BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING, L.P. F/K/A COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS SERVICING, L.P., PLAINTIFF, VS. MARY B. EDISON, ET AL. DEFENDANT(S). NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to the Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated December 5, 2013, in the above action, I will sell to the highest bidder for cash at Okeechobee, Florida, on February 5, 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 3, ROSEWOOD ESTATES, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 5, PAGE 90, PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must le a claim within sixty (60) days after the sale. 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 Court BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk of the Court Gladstone Law Group, P.A. 1499 W. Palmetto Park Road, Suite 300 Boca Raton, FL 33486 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; i f you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. 458540 ON 1/8,15/2014 Grab a bargain from your neighbors garage, attic, basement or closet in todays classifieds. How do you find a job in todays competitive market? In the employment section of the classifieds 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, V S. 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 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, NATIONA L 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 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 September 26, 2013. SHARON ROBERTSON Clerk of Circuit Court BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk 453937 ON 1/1,8/2014 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION CASE NO. 2009CA000366 NATIONSTAR MORTGAGE, LLC, Plaintiff, vs. ROBERT J GARZA, et al Defendants, NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure on October 24, 2013 entered in Civil Case No. 2009CA000366 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 5th day of February, 2014 at 11:00 AM on the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to-wit: LOTS 19 AND 20, BLOCK 25, NORTHWEST ADDITION TO OKEECHOBEE ACCORDING TOT EH PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK, 1, PAGE 25, PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. (KJS/TW) 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 THE CIRCUIT COURT BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Corrie Johnson, ADA Coordinator, 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. 456814 ON 1/8,15/2014 Reading a newspaper helps you get more out of life.No wonder newspaper readers have more fun!

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Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY CIVIL DIVISION Case No: 47-2009-CA-000669-CAAX-MX DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST COMPANY AS TRUSTEE FOR BCAP T RUST LLC 2007-AA4 Plaintiff, V S. JUDITH K. CRACRAFT, et al. Defendant(s), NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to a Final Summary Judgment of Foreclosure entered in the abovestyled case, I will sell the property located in OKEECHOBEE County, Florida, described as: Lot 488, TAYLOR CREEK ISLES SECTION FOUR-A, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 4, PAGE 7, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA Property Address: 2544 Southeast 30th St. Okeechobee, FL 34974 at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash, in The Jury Assembly Room of the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 312 NW 3rd Street, 2nd Floor, Okeechobee, FL 34972, beginning at 11:00 A.M. on the 5th day of February, 2014. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, must le a claim within 60 days after the sale. Witness, my hand and seal of this court on the 17th day of December, 2013. SHARON ROBERTSON CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk Law Of ces of Daniel C Consuegra 9204 King Palm Drive T ampa, FL 33619-1328 A ttorneys for Plaintiff 459104 ON 1/8,15/2014 Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 47-2013-CA-000203 BANK OF AMERICA, N.A.; Plaintiff V S. A NDREW J. DICKENS; ET AL Defendants RE-NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure and an Order rescheduling foreclosure sale dated October 24, 2013 entered in Civil Case No. 47-2013-CA-000203 of the Circuit Court of the NINETEENTH Judicial Circuit in and for Okeechobee County, Florida, wherein BANK OF A MERICA, N.A., Plaintiff and AND A NDREW J. DICKENS, Et Al; are defendant(s). The Clerk will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash, at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, FL 34972 in the Jury Assembly Room, 2nd Floor IN ACCORDANCE WITH CHAPTER 45, FLORIDA STATUTES, AT 11:00 AM, January 29, 2014, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to-wit: LOT 57, TREASURE ISLAND, UNIT NO. 7, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3 AT PAGE 60 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA; TOGETHER WITH A 1990 SPRING HILL HOMES OF GEORGIA, MAKE: STONER TRAIL DOUBLEWIDE MOBILE HOME, SERIAL NUMBERS: GAFLK34A12504SK AND GAFLK34B12504SK, WIDTH AND LENGTH: 26.0X56.00, TITLE NUMBERS: 48464218 AND 48467717, WHICH BY INTENTION OF THE PARTIES AND UPON RETIREMENT OF THE CERTIFICATE OF TITLES AS PROVIDED IN FLORIDA STATUTES 319.261 SHALL CONSTITUTE A PART OF THE REALTY AND SHALL PASS WITH IT. Property Address: 3411 SE 25TH STREET OKEECHOBEE, FL 34974 A NY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Corrie Johnson, A DA 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 y ou are hearing or voice imIN 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 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 of the court on November 1, 2013. SHARON ROBERTSON CLERK OF THE COURT BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy ClerkIN 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 18 Okeechobee News January 8, 2014paired, call 711 SHARON ROBERTSON CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk 459631 ON 1/8,15/2014 READING A NEWSPAPER MAKES YOU A MORE INFORMED AND INTERESTING PERSON. No wonder newspaper readers are more popular! Earn some extra cash. Sell your used items in the classifieds Special to the Okeechobee NewsRecycling Christmas TreesWaste Management joined efforts with The Home Depot to recycle Christmas trees in Okeechobee. Residents dropped off trees to The Home Depot parking lot on Jan. 3. Waste Management picked up the trees and delivered them to the Okeechobee Land ll Organics Facility to be used in the compost process on site. Special to the Okeechobee News United Way of Martin County’s Martin Volunteers program recently became the new sponsor for RSVP of Okeechobee County, a Senior Corps project that utilizes the talents of senior and retired volunteers to help meet a range of community challenges by providing impact-based volunteer opportunities. “For more than two decades, United Way of Martin County’s Martin Volunteers program has provided meaningful volunteer opportunities to thousands of local residents and we’re excited to offer Okeechobee residents the same level of service,” said RSVP of Okeechobee County project director Marco Cuevas. “I’m thrilled to have been given this opportunity to continue my service by helping to mobilize an often under utilized resource in a community where it will be welcomed.” Mr. Cuevas, a 13-year military veteran and a graduate of Ashland University, will combine his unique skill set with direction from the grant work plans and an advisory board comprised of local leaders, to enable the project to meet the needs of Okeechobee County. The RSVP of Okeechobee County advisory board includes: Brian Sell, president, Okeechobee County Health Department and MRC Coordinator; Gwen Chandler, vice president, RSVP volunteer; Marilyn Hadley, secretary, RSVP volunteer; Frank Irby, County Commission Chairman; and Michael Hazellief of the Okeechobee Sheriff’s Of ce. To nd out more about this project or to become a volunteer, visit okeechobeevolunteers.org or call 863-484-2907. RSVP is a federally funded program of The Corporation for National and Community Service with local community support. RSVP volunteers to help community Special to the Okeechobee NewsBike Toy RunBig Lake Missions would like to thank all who participated in the annual bike toy run for the kids in this area. Thanks to all the riders and all who donated. A special thank you to Gene Roddenberry who coordinated and received monetary donations. It was a great success with all the donations from everyone, we were able to service 400 kids. Thank you Okeechobee! By Jillian MacMathAccuWeather.com AccuWeather.com reports as the coldest air in 20 years surges into major population centers in the United States, many are raising eyebrows over its rare cause: the positioning of the polar vortex. A polar vortex is a large pocket of ver y cold air, typically the coldest air in the Northern hemisphere, which sits over the polar region during the winter season. The frigid air found its way into the United States when the polar vortex was pushed South, reaching southern Canada and the northern Plains, Midwest and northeastern portions of the United States. “This is why we’ve had such extreme cold,” Expert Meteorologist Brett Anderson said. What caused the polar vortex to move? “The polar vortex moves around at times during the course of the winter, but rarely do you see it get pushed this far south,” Mr. Anderson said. A large, powerful high pressure system originating in the Eastern Paci c is stretching to the North Pole, shoving the vortex farther south than is typical, allowing it to settle in Canada and the U.S. “These high pressure systems can reach Alaska, but it is not typical to stretch all the way to the North Pole,” Mr. Anderson said. The vortex is threatening temperatures as low as minus 30 degrees Fahrenheit in the Plains and in the negative 20s and negative teens farther into the Midwest. “The high pressure system, paired with the extensive snow cover over southern Canada and the northern United States, is allowing the air to stay very cold, according to Anderson. According to the National Weather Service, the Upper Midwest, where some of the lowest temperatures are occurring, is currently more than 98 percent snow-covered. The Upper Great Lakes region is 100 percent snow-covered, and the Midwest is more than 76 percent covered. When will the cold weather stop? When the strong air from the Eastern Paci c weakens and falls apart, the polar vortex will retreat and go back into place near the North Pole. Until then, temperatures across the northern Plains and Midwest will continue to be life-threateningly cold, shattering some all-time low record highs. What is a polar vortex?

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SEYMOUR, Attorney at Law 863-467-1894 An Aordable Way to Advertise! email: okeeadsales@newszap.com Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION CASE NO. 472009CA000392CA HSBC BANK USA, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE FOR THE HOLDERS OF DEUTSCHE ALT-A SECURITIES MORTGAGE LOAN TRUST, SERIES 2006-AR5 MORTGAGE PASST HROUGH CERTIFICATES, Plaintiff, V S. DAVID COMBS, et.al. Defendant(s). NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated September 27, 2013, and entered in 472009CA000537CA of the Circuit Court of the Nineteenth Judicial Circuit in and for Okeechobee County, Florida, wherein HSBC BANK USA, NATIONAL ASSOCIAT ION, AS TRUSTEE FOR THE HOLDERS OF DEUTSCHE ALT-A SECURITIES MORTGAGE LOAN T RUST, SERIES 2006-AR5 MORTGAGE PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES” is the Plaintiff and DAVID COMBS; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF DAV ID COMBS N/K/A LORI COMBS; CONNERS GABLES HOMEOWNERS A SSOCIATION, INC.; UNKNOWN T ENANT #1 N/K/A ELI DELGADO; UNKNOWN TENANT #2 N/K/A WANDA DELGADO; UNKNOWN TENANT #3 N/K/A EMERSON BREA are the Defendant(s). Sharon Robertson as the Clerk of the Circuit Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash, in the Jury Assembly Room, 2nd Fl., Okeechobee County Judicial Center 312 NW 3rd St., Okeechobee, FL 34972, at 11:00 AM on February 5, 2014, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: 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 5354’53” WEST ALONG THE NORTHERLY LINE OF SAID BLOCK 16 A DISTANCE OF 830.00 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING OF THE HEREIN DESCRIBED PARCEL; THENCE CONTINUE NORTH 5354’53” WEST ALONG THE NORTHERLY LINE OF SAID BLOCK 16 A DISTANCE OF 77.00 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 3605’07” WEST, A DISTANCE OF 200.00 FEET OF THE SOUTHERLY LINE OF SAID BLOCK 16; THENCE SOUTH 5354’53” EAST, ALONG SAID SOUTHERLY LINE, A DISTANCE OF 77.00 FEET; THENCE NORTH 3605’07” EAST, A DISTANCE OF 200.00 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. A ny person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must le a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated this 3rd day of October 2013. Sharon Robertson As Clerk of the Court BY: Sandra L. Creech As Deputy Clerk IMPORTANT If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Corrie Johnson, A DA 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 y ou are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. 454629 ON 1/8,15/2014 19 Okeechobee News January 8, 2014 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 2010-CA-000572 WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A; Plaintiff, V S. Y VETTE S. MARSHALL, ET AL; Defendants NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that, in accordance with the Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated November 22, 2013 entered in Civil Case No. 2010CA-000572 of the Circuit Court of the NINETEENTH Judicial Circuit in and for Okeechobee County, Florida, wherein U.S. Bank Trust National Association, not in its individual capacity but solely as Delaware trustee IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 47-2011-CA-000350PNC BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, Plaintiff, vs. JACQUELINE N. MILLER, et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF RESCHEDULED SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN Pursuant to an Order Rescheduling Foreclosure Sale dated on or about October 29, 2013, and entered in Case No. 47-2011-CA-000350 of the Circuit Court of the Nineteenth Judicial Circuit in and for Okeechobee County, Florida in which PNC Bank, National Association is the Plaintiff and Jacqueline N. Miller, Tenant #1 n/k/a John Schoef er, Tenant #2 n/k/a Amy Freslone, Tenant #3 n/k/a Richard Freslone, are defendants, the Okeechobee County Clerk of the Circuit Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in the Jury Assembly Room, 2nd Floor, Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 34972, Okeechobee County, Florida at 11:00AM on the 29th day of January, 2014, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment of Foreclosure: LOT 248, TREASURE ISLAND, UNIT NO. 8, TOGETHER WITH A MOBILE HOME LOCATED THEREON AS A PERMANENT FIXTURE AND APPURTENANCE THERETO: MAKE: SHER YEAR 1977 TITLE NUMBERS 14324480 AND 14324481 ID NUMBERS 13001159A & 13001159B, DESCRIBED AS ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 91, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. A/K/A 3034 SE 19TH CT, OKEECHOBEE, FL 34974-6315 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must le a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated in Okeechobee County, Florida this 5th day of November, 2013. SHARON ROBERTSON, Clerk of the Circuit Court Okeechobee County, Florida BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk Albertelli Law Attorney for Plaintiff P.O. Box 23028 Tampa, FL 33623 (813) 221-4743 (813) 221-9171 facsimile eService: servealaw@albertellilaw.com TS 11-94100 In Accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION CASE NO. 47-2012-CA-000335 OCWEN LOAN SERVICING, LLC, Plaintiff, VS. MITCHELL A. COPE, et al., Defendant(s), NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Summary Final Judgment of Foreclosure led October 1, 2013 entered in Civil Case No. 47-2012CA-000335 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 29 day of January, 2014 at 11:00 AM on the following described property as set forth in said Summary Final Judgment, to-wit: Lot 41, of Tropical Acres, an unrecorded subdivision, lying in Section 12, Township 37 South, Range 34 East, Okeechobee County, Florida, more particularly described as follows: Tract 41: From the Northeast corner of Section 12, Township 37 South, Range 34 East, run thence North 89 40’ West and U.S. Bank National Association, not in its individual capacity but solely as Co-Trustee for Government Loan Securitization Trust 2011-FV1, Plaintiff and YVETTE S. MARSHALL, Et Al; are defendant(s). The Clerk will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash, in the Jury Assembly Room, 2nd Floor, at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center located at 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, FL 34972 IN ACCORDANCE WITH CHAPTER 45, FLORIDA STATUTES, AT 11:00 AM, JANUARY 29, 2014, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to-wit: LOT 35, BLOCK 53, BASSWOOD, UNIT 5, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 51, PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. Property Address: 3556 NW 36TH AVE., OKEECHOBEE, FL 34972ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE.If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Corrie Johnson, ADA Coordinator, 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. DATED at Okeechobee, Florida, this 5TH day of December, 2013. SHARON ROBERTSON CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk ATTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF: Marinosci Law Group, P.C. 100 West Cypress Creek Road, Suite 1045 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309 Phone: (954) 644-8704 459633 ON 1/8,15/2014 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. 459630 ON 1/8,15/2014 along the section line for a distance of 3,960.00 feet for Point of Beginning; Thence South 0 08’ West parallel to the East boundary line of said Section 12, a distance of 660.0 feet; thence North 89 40’ West parallel to the North boundary line of Section 12, a distance of 274.0 feet; thence North 54 17’ West a distance of 34.37 feet; thence North 44 14’ West a distance of 40.0 feet; thence North 008’ East parallel to the East boundary line of Section 12, a distance of 611.7 feet to a point on the North boundary line of Section 12; thence South 8940’ East along section line a distance of 330.0 feet to Point of Beginning. All in Section 12, Township 37 South, Range 34 East, Okeechobee County, Florida. Together with a Mobile Home located thereon 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 THE CIRCUIT COURT BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk MCCALLA RAYMER, LLC, ATTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF 110 SE 6TH STREET, FORT LAUDERDALE, FL 33301If 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, 25.0 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 711.459634 ON 1/8,15/2014

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