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Wednesday, January 22, 2014 50¢ Plus tax V ol. 105 No. 10 See page 4 for information about how to contact this newspaper. T e e n s a r r e s t e d Teens arrested o n b u r g l a r y on burglary c h a r g e s a g a i n charges again ... Page 5 OHS senior soccer players honored ... Page 7 Local students compete in Science Fair ... Page 12 13.91 feetLast Year: 14.87 feet Lake Levels S ource: South Florida Water M anagement District. Depth given in feet above sea level Okeechobee News/ Katrina ElskenMartin Luther King Day paradeOkeechobee Community members celebrated Martin Luther King Day on Monday with a march and a parade in downtown Okeechobee. Above, members of New Hope Lodge No. 450 proudly marched in the parade. Below, chldren from the Head Start program marched in the parade carrying posters they helped to decorate. For more photos, see the Okeechobee News Facebook page. Glades County teen faces federal chargesBy Eric KoppOkeechobee News MUSE — A Glades County man is in federal custody following his arrest for allegedly selling a deadly toxin to an undercover agent with Homeland Security Investigations (HSI). According to a criminal complaint led by HSI Special Agent L. Martino and FBI Special Agent B.H. Zartman two vials of the lethal toxin abrin were purchased from Jesse William Korff, 19, for $2,500. The exchange was made around 2:10 p.m. Jan. 15 at a rest stop located at I-75 Exit 139 at Luckett Road, some 10 miles from Fort Myers. Deadly toxin sold onlineSee TOXIN — Page 5 Special to the Okeechobee News/ UF/IFAS/Vic RameyThe black and red seeds of the rosary pea contain a deadly poison that is released when the outer shell of the seed is cut.

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Today : Sunny. Highs around 61F. Northwest wind 4 to 11 mph, gusting to 16. Tonight : Mostly clear with areas of frost. Lows around 30F. Light wind.Extended ForecastThursday : Mostly sunny. Highs around 70F. North northwest wind 1 to 6 MPH. Night : Mostly clear. Lows around 39F. Wind chill around 35F. North wind 2 to 9. Friday : Partly cloudy. Highs around 70F. North wind to 10 MPH. Night : Partly cloudy. Lows around 43F. North wind to 7 MPH. Saturday : Mostly sunny. Highs around 72F. 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MEET YOURMerantsA Salute to Area Business Availae Oin specialsections. newszap.com Okeechobee NewsSunday, May 26, 2013Special Supplement to Okeechobee County 2013-2014 School Information Guide Featuring: Call to Schedule your eye appontment today! 763-3937 606 North Parrott Avenue www.biglakeeyecare.com Big Lake Eye Care FREE Circus & Motorcycle Show Every DayPresents58th Annual FREEAmerican Legion FairThurs. Jan 23rd Sun. Feb 2ndARMBAND: $1512noon to 6pmPAY ONE PRICE: $155pm til CLOSEALL ARMBANDS FRI & SAT $255pm til CLOSE Saturday Afternoon Special Wed KIDS DAY WEEKEND SPECIAL 2 Okeechobee News January 22, 2014 Okeechobee Forecast Special to the Okeechobee News The Children’s Services Council announces they are seeking proposals from public agencies and legally incorporated not-for-pro t and for-pro t agencies. Any agency that receives funding for special projects are also required to attend this meeting. The purpose of these proposals is to improve and expand services to the children of Okeechobee County by providing new, expanded or continued services for priority need areas. This year there will be approximately $350,000 available to fund these proposals. The schedule for the proposals is as follows:  Feb. 27 at 4 p.m. Request for Proposal Meeting, Okeechobee County School Board, Room 303. Application forms available to be picked up at this meeting. There may be more than two Children’s Services Council members attending this meeting.  April 8, at 3 p.m. Submit proposals to Okeechobee County School Board, Room 304.  May 6, Interview with RFP Selection Sub-Committee.  June 12, Public Hearing regarding RFPs.  August Council nal decision on funded proposals. Funding priorities include: Substance Abuse Prevention, Delinquency Prevention, Abuse/Neglect Prevention, Transportation, And Cultural Diversity Training And Positive Alternative Activities. During the 2013-2014 grant year, the council funded twenty-four different grants with funds that ranged from $1,500 to $37,000. These grants addressed several of the priorities that had been identi ed by the community including summer programs, after-school programs, respite care and truancy. All grants will be reviewed by a sub-committee of volunteers, graded and ranked. The sub-committee will then interview the grant writers of agencies that have been funded for ve years or less (the other agencies will not be penalized for not interviewing) to form nal recommendations to the full council. Agencies are encouraged to collaborate with each other to make the best use of resources available to our area. Grant recipients that have received CSC funds for ve years or more must indicate that the y receive at least 51 percent or greater from other sources. Any questions should be directed to Cheryl Sutton, secretary to the Executive Director of Children’s Services Council at 863462-5000, extension 255 or Executive Director Cathleen Blair, at 863-610-0176. Okeechobee Children’s Services Council offers funding By Eric KoppOkeechobee News An Okeechobee truck driver escaped injury when a Marco Island woman reportedly pulled out in front of him in an earlymorning accident on S.R. 60 at 82nd Avenue in Indian River County. A Florida Highway Patrol press release stated Barbara S. Korpas, 57, failed to yield the right of way to a 1993 Mack dump truck driven by 65-year-old James E. Rippey around 5:55 a.m. Monday. Ms. Korpas was pronounced dead at the scene, stated FHP Trooper Sergeant Mark Wysocky in the release. According to the release Ms. Korpas was northbound on 82nd Avenue and entered the intersection of S.R. 60. Mr. Rippey was eastbound on S.R. 60 when he entered the intersection with 82nd Avenue and attempted a left-hand turn. Ms. Korpas apparently failed to yield the right of way and the front of the dump truck, which struck the left side of the woman’s 2005 Ford Explorer. The dump truck then overturned onto its right side. Damage to the Explorer was estimated to be $10,000. Damage to the dump truck was also estimated at $10,000. Both drivers were wearing their seat belts and the accident was not alcohol related, indicated the report. The accident remains under investigation. Truck driver involved in crash Always on Top of the JobŽRe-Roofing Specialists€ Metal & Shingle Roofs € Flats & Leaks Repair FREE ESTIMATES863-357-3838State Lic.#CCC1327338 Special to the Okeechobee News The guest speaker at the Jan. 20 Okeechobee Historical Society meeting was Shawn Henderson, President of Okeechobee Battleeld Friends, whose purpose was to inform the members about the upcoming Re-enactment. Ms. Henderson gave a brief history of the Battle eld Friends and their mission. Since the year 2000, the organization has been working with the State of Florida to designate the battle site as a state park. This became a reality in 2006 when 145 acres of the original battleground received this designation by the governor and cabinet. In 2014, the Battle eld Friends are hoping that our state legislators, Senator Denise Grimsley and Representative Cary Pigman are able to successfully request funding for a “starter pack” that will allow the park to operate. More time was spent discussing the upcoming event being held the weekend of Feb. 22 and 23 where the Battle of Okeechobee will be re-enacted. This year will have the Pow-Wow dancers, alligator demonstrations, music, and at 2 p.m. each day, a reenactment of that battle which occurred on Christmas Day in 1837. There will be period v endors and crafters, food and educational booths including the Historical Society and DAR, as well. Each day the park, located at 3500 S.E. 38th Ave. in Okeechobee, will open from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. with the cost of $10 per carload. Historical Society hosts guest speaker Special to the Okeechobee NewsThe guest speaker at the Jan. 20 meeting was Shawn Henderson (right). At left is Betty Williamson.

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 More than 35 BOGOs every week! 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 22, 2014 Special to the Okeechobee News Okeechobee County’s Jacob and Danielle Larson were among the top nalists in the nation at the American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) Annual Meeting last week when they were named runners-up in the Young Farmers & Ranchers Achievement Award competition in San Antonio. The award program recognizes young farmers and ranchers from across the country who have excelled in their farming or ranching operations and exhibited superior leadership abilities. Participants are evaluated on their farm operation’s growth and nancial progress, Farm Bureau participation and community leadership. The Larsons are third-generation dairy farmers responsible for the management of a 2,700-acre cow dairy farm and a 1,350acre beef cattle ranch operation. As the runners-up of this national competition, Jacob and Danielle will receive a Case IH Farmall 65A, courtesy of Case IH, and $3,000 in cash and STIHL merchandise, courtesy of STHIL. Florida Farm Bureau is the Sunshine State’s largest general agricultural organization with more than 147,000 member-families representing Farm Bureaus in 60 counties. Membership provides a multitude of bene ts and you don’t have to be a farmer to be a member of Florida Farm Bureau. For information on Florida Farm Bureau, visit w ww. oridafarmbureau.org. Larsons are runners-up for National Achievement Award Special to the Okeechobee NewsJacob and Danielle Larson were among the top nalists in the nation at the American Farm Bureau Federation Annual Meeting Special to the Okeechobee NewsSouth Elementary Students honoredThese high-soaring Eagles earned Student of the Month at South Elementary for the month of December. Congratulation goes to: Eduardo Guerra Rios, Victoria Aguilar, Hunter Etheredge, Misael Hernandez, Makayla Tolliver, Jose Marquez, Karen Rowley, Latt Durrance, Madison Jewell, Marvin Roberts, Tristan Sweat, Kayli Guerrero and Alexis Mundell. Contests highlight fairThe Okeechobee County Fair Association is seeking adult and youth contest participants for the upcoming fair set for March 11-16. Contests will include crafts and food competition, Lego building (open to both youth and adult), poster competition, duct tape, trash-to-treasure creation and more. Download entry forms and rules at the Okeechobee County Fair Web site — www.okeechobeecountyfair. com — or pick up copies of the 2014 Premium Book at the Okeechobee County Extension Of ce, 458 U.S. 98 N. The deadline for entries is Feb. 28 Contact Dianne Spann at 863-634-3327 for information.

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‘You are the demon’ Good job OCSO on nding the guy who t ook the child into the woods and said the kid was demon. Who knows what would have happened to that child if the deputies had not found him so quickly.  The kid is safe and the guy who took t he kid is in jail. I pray that all of the deputies are O.K. Good job OCSO!  This meth stuff is bad news. Seems like it makes people crazy. It’s dangerous to anyone who is even around the addicts. The j udges need to crack down hard on anyone w ho makes or sells meth. We need to get t his poison out of our community.  From the stories in the paper, it sounds like the Okeechobee County sheriff’s deput ies have been pretty busy lately with all of t he meth addicts. It used to be the prescript ion pill addicts. Many of the burglaries are tied to drug use — the addicts steal to support their habits. What can the community do to stop the drug abuse?Parade Why doesn’t Okeechobee have a Veterans Day Parade? We have a lot of veterans here.  There was a period when most of the veterans who participated in the Veterans Day ceremonies were from WWI and WWII and they preferred a “sit down” program. Now that more younger veterans are participating in Veterans Day events, the veterans could organize a parade if they want to.Road work They are doing road work on State Road 78 and traf c is tied up for miles as only one lane of traf c can go through at one time. Why don’t they work at night when there is not as much traf c. When Interstate 75 was being put through they used spot lights and did a lot of their work at night. Monday trafc both east and west was backed up for miles. The traf c would start to move and only go a short way and stop and then trafc from the other direction started coming through. They wouldn’t let the whole line up go through before letting the traf c from the other direction start coming through. Art FestThe 2014 Top of the Lake Art Fest, Feb. 8 & 9, are quickly approaching. Local artists please note that all gallery and booth artists’ applications and submissions are due Jan. 27-28. There are four divisions: Juried and Non Juried booth, ne and artisan artists, and student artists. The deadline for all entries is Jan. 27-28. We are still looking for chalk artists to bring the streets alive with art. Battle of the Bands is coming together! The deadline for band registration is Friday, Jan. 24. We are looking for top bands to compete for a cash prize and trophy. Paws In The Park would like to welcome all pet lovers/owners to enter their fourlegged furry friends into a great pet show with awards and trophies to the top winners. Preregistration is $10 per pet, but you may register at the park on Sunday Feb. 9, for $15. Petco Foundation is a corporate sponsor for the Paws In The Park event. We are also looking for items for the ‘doggy bags’ that we would like to give out at registration time. Our thanks as always goes out to the Corporate Sponsors of Okeechobee Main Street: Bank of America, Big Lake Cancer Center, OneBlood, Okeechobee The Magazine, Raulerson Hospital, Seacoast National Bank, Syfrett Feed Co., TD Bank, Okeechobee V A Primary Care Outpatient Clinic and Walpole, Inc. We would also like to thank Mid Florid a Portable Toilets for their donation of the por t a lets for this event! Sponsorship is still needed for all th e events to help make the Top of the Lake Ar t Fest a success. For applications or more information, you may contact Main Street at 863-357-6246 or www.okeechobeemainstreet.org. Sharie TurgeonNew business welcomedOkeechobee Main Street and the Chamber of Commerce would like to welcom e 2nd Street Pizza at 202 NE 2nd St. St. 10 to the business community. We will be celebrating their Grand Opening on Friday Jan. 24 at 11 a.m. with a ribbon cutting and introductions. Please com e out and support one of our newest businesses. The Grand Opening will be followed by new weekend specials so come ou t and visit. Thank you from 2nd Street Pizza, Okeechobee Main Street and Chamber o f Commerce. Sharie Turgeon January 22, 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 Chamber of Commerce of Okeechobee County would like to invite everyone to the grand opening of the 2nd Street Pizza. This event will take place on J an. 24, from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Come for light refreshments, door prizes, ribbon cutting and fun. There will be no charge for this event.  The Leadership Okeechobee Class of 2013-2014 will hold a Quarter Auction at the Okeechobee Civic Center, Jan. 24, from 6 to 9 p.m. Please bring adult guest to help the leadership class succeed. Spaghetti dinners w ill also be sold that night at the auction. Please do not bring children.  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)  Okeechobee Main Street and the Chamber of Commerce of Okeechobee County invite everyone to the mixer and grand opening at the Art Cottage (111 N.E. Second St.). This event will take place on Jan. 30, from 5 to 7 p.m. Come for light refreshments, door prizes, ribbon cutting and fun. There will be no charge for this event.  Big Congratulations to Tin Fish Restaurant from the chamber! A grand opening is planned for Wednesday, Feb. 5, from 4 to 6 p.m. Tin Fish Restaurant is located at 301 N. Parrott Ave.  “Cupid’s Corner Marketplace.” Valentine’s Day is the second-busiest holiday buying season every year. Many of us go in search of the perfect, unique gift that says “I love you” to their special someone. Cosmetics, jewelry and gadgets are often given as Valentine’s Day gifts. Join us for our RED HOT shopping event on Feb. 8, from 10-2 p.m. at the Silver Palms Banquet Hall. If you would like to be a vendor, please call Antoinette at 561-718-0536. 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 at the chamber. Please remember to RSVP for each of the above events to reserve your spot. If you are interested in SPONSORING any of the chamber events, please contact Mariah at 863-467-6246 or info@okeechobeebusiness.com. I look forward to seeing you at our events! Antoinette Rodriguez, executive director 863-467-6246 antoinette@okeechobeebusiness. com Chamber of Commerce news Spring Fling Festival setCome on out and enjoy the Spring Fling Festival in the woods at Freedom Ranch on March 1 Gates will be open from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. There will be all kind of items for sale, craft items, new items, slightly used items and food vendors. Live music, buggy rides, and a cake walk. Entrance fee per car $1 (except vendors). Location: 11655 Hwy. 441 S.E. Email us today for a vendor application and pricing, at spring ingfest@gmail. com or call 863-763-9800.Single seniors host danceA new single senior club will host a dance on Saturday, Feb. 1 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.

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 People have so much to do and so little time to do it. To help you deal with your time constraints, we pack this little newspaper with lots of relevant and useful information. We want you to learn what you need to know quickly, so you can experience and enjoy your community fully. How are we doing? Let us know by emailing feedback@newszap.com or calling your editor.Community Service Through Journalism 5 Okeechobee News January 22, 2014 Same pair was ROR’d after arrest last week on charges of dealing in stolen propertyBy Eric KoppOkeechobee News Two teens who were recently arrested on charges of burglarizing a local school have been arrested again on burglary charges and are now being held in the county jail on bond. Don A. Dietrich and Steven Ryan Russo w ere initially arrested Jan. 13 for reportedly burglarizing Everglades Elementary School. They were arrested again three days later for apparently selling some of the items taken from the school. On both of those arrests they were released on their own recognizance at their rst appearance hearings. Russo, 18, S.E. 12th Drive, was arrested again Friday, Jan. 17, on felony charges of burglary of an occupied dwelling, grand theft, dealing in stolen property (three counts) and one misdemeanor count of criminal mischief. His bond has been set at $95,000. Dietrich, 18, U.S. 441 S.E., was also arrested Jan. 17 on felony charges of burglary of an unoccupied dwelling and grand theft. He was also charged with one misdemeanor count of criminal mischief. His bond has been set at $70,000. According to an arrest report by Detective Howard Pickering, of the Okeechobee County Sheriff's Of ce (OCSO), the burglars broke out a window in a home then entered the dwelling. Once inside they took two cell phones, a DVD player, an assortment of movies, a laptop computer and a digital camera. The detective said the items had a total value of $1,360. Russo, continued the detective's report, was charged with dealing in stolen property because he was trying to sell the items online. He was trying to sell the camera for $25, the collection of Harry Potter movies (a total of eight) for $30 and the DVD player for $30, added the report. According to Detective Pickering two rocks and a railroad spike were found inside the home by OCSO Deputy Jose Garduno, who handled the initial complaint. The window broken out was in a child's bedroom, the detective added. No one was home at the time of the purported break-in. The stolen items, stated the arrest report, were found in Russo's bedroom. Dietrich and Russo were arrested earlier this month by OCSO Detective John Fisher after they allegedly broke into the school and took a number of electronic items such as I-pads, I-pod Nanos and Nikon cameras. Detective Fisher then charged Russo with three counts of dealing in stolen property after he reportedly sold some of the items online and to different people in Okeechobee. The detective said he has been able to recover everything taken from the school except for two I-pods. If anyone has information on either of these cases, or where those two I-pods can be found, they are asked to contact Detective Fisher or Detective Pickering at 863-7633117. Teens charged in home break-in Korff was subsequently arrested on charges of possession and transfer of a toxin for use as a weapon, and smuggling goods from the United States. His rst-appearance hearing was held in Fort Myers on Tuesday afternoon, Jan. 21. He was ordered held for a detention hearing slated for Friday, Jan. 24. He will eventually be transported to Newark, N.J., where he w ill be held for trial. He will be held in New Jersey because that is where the undercover agent was as arrangements were reportedly being made to purchase the abrin. The agent had apparently told Korff he was going to take the abrin to Canada. This investigation began in April of 2013 w hen HSI agents began an investigation of illicit sales activity on a website known as Black Market Reloaded (BMR). The BMR website allows vendors and buyers who are users of the site to conduct anonymous transactions online involving the sale of a variety of illegal and harmful goods. Korff allegedly told the undercover agent the vials would be hidden inside of two candles and, because of that, could be safely transported to Canada. According to the complaint, the candles were placed in a bag from a nearby McDonald's then left in some bushes at the drop site. The undercover agent then went to the bushes, picked up the McDonald's bag and left his payment. While under surveillance, other agents watched as Korff allegedly returned to the drop site and picked up the cash. Abrin is found in the seeds of the rosary pea plant. It is a white to yellowish white powder that can be released into the air, used to contaminate water or food, and be released as an aerosol into an outdoors setting and can be used to contaminate agricultural products. Abrin, which is similar to ricin, can be absorbed into the body through ingestion, inhalation, eye contact and skin abrasions or wounds. Like a similar plant toxin, ricin, abrin causes toxicity by inhibiting the formation of proteins in the cells of an exposed individual. In his alleged conversations with the undercover agent, Korff explained that death due to abrin poisoning "... will look like a really bad case of the u. They will start to show symptoms within 48 hours and be hospitalized by 72 and be dead shortly thereafter and no doctor will suspect foul play so there will most likely be no autopsy but if there is nothing will show up," stated the complaint. Korff allegedly told the agent he has "... several more doses on hand," and can always make more. Even the smallest doses of abrin are potentially lethal to humans if ingested, inhaled or injected. TOXINContinued From Page 1 Special to the Okeechobee News A Glades County man was arrested earlier this week and is accused of selling the deadly toxin abrin online. Abrin is a substance which is contained in the rosary pea or Abrus precatorius. The University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Services (IFAS) considers rosary pea or Abrus precatorius as a non-native invasive plant and warns that it is toxic to humans and animals. The rosary pea is on the Florida Noxious Weed List. According to the IFAS Center for Aquatic and Invasive Plants, rosary pea has been w idely used in Florida as an ornamental plant for many years. The native range of rosary pea is India and parts of Asia, where this plant is used for various purposes. The roots of this plant are used to induce abortion and relieve abdominal discomfort. The seeds of this plant are so uniform in size and weight that they are used as standards in weight measurement. The seeds are sometimes used to make jewelry. The nickname "rosary plant" comes from the use of these seeds as beads for rosaries. One of the most deadly plant toxins, abrin, is produced by rosary pea. Studies have shown that as little as 0.00015 percent of toxin per body weight will cause fatality in humans (a single seed). Interestingly, birds appear to be unaffected by the deadly toxin as they have been shown to readily disperse rosary pea seed. Rosary pea is a high-climbing, twining or trailing woody vine with slender herbaceous branches. Leaves are alternate, petioled, and even-pinnately compound, 2-5 inches long, with 5 to 15 pairs of oval to oblong lea ets less than 1 inch long. The owers are small, pale, and white to violet to pink, densely clustered in leaf axils. The seed pod is oblong, at and truncate shaped, roughly 1.5 2 inches long and curls back when it opens, revealing 3 to 8 shiny, hard brilliant red seeds, which have a black spot. These characteristics give the plant another common name of "crab's eyes." Rosary pea plant is an aggressive grower and can take over an area if not kept in check. One rosary pea vine can grow and climb more than 20 feet (6 meters) in a single season. Seeds of rosary plant contain deadly toxin

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Eagles to host dinnerCypress Hut Eagles 4509 will serve a Shepherd’s Pie dinner on Wednesday, Jan. 22 by Carla. On Thursday, Jan. 23, a country fried steak dinner is planned. The public is invited both days. Dinner is served starting at 5 pm. Proceeds from these events go to community and national charity funds. For more information, please call Cypress Hut Eagles at 863-467-1154.Hospice yard sale scheduledHospice Yard Sale, at 411 S.E. Fourth St. to be held Wednesday and Thursday, Jan. 22 and 23 from 8 a.m. till noon. Come check out the new and used items. Donations are accepted daily.BMAP meeting is Jan. 22The next Lake Okeechobee Basin Management Action Plan (BMAP) meeting will be held Wednesday, Jan. 22, from 10 a.m. until noon in the Okeechobee County Health Department Auditorium, 1728 N.W. Ninth A ve. For information, contact Kimberleigh Dinkins at 850-245-8825.OHS Financial Aid NightOkeechobee High School to hold a Financial Aid Night on Thursday, Jan. 23 at 6 p.m. in the OHS Lecture Hall. High School Seniors and their parents are strongly encouraged to attend this important event. A ssistance will be available to answer questions regarding the FAFSA and other nancial aid paperwork. The local scholarship packet w ill also be distributed at this meeting. Contact Kati Lawson at 863-462-5025 ext. 3113, if you have questions or need further information.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 adults only meeting. You must bring $25 for the application fee. Come learn about our program and see if you qualify. For information, call 863-3571371.Eagles host Medicine ManEagles 4137, at 9985 N. Hwy. 441, will host entertainment with Medicine Man on Friday, Jan. 24 from 7 to 11 p.m. Saturday, J an. 25, the Membership B.B.Q. drive will be held starting at noon, for an $8 donation. Public is welcome and all funds go to bene t the Aerie 4137.Commander’s Ball at VFWLake VFW Post 10539 will hold the Commander’s Ball beginning at 6 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 25 Entertainment will be provided by Sho-Nuff. Proper attire requested. For more information, call 863-763-2308.Eagles host open houseAerie 4137/North Eagles, 9985 Hwy. 441 N. will sponsor an Open House/Membership Drive on Saturday, Jan. 25 beginning at noon. There will be an authentic BBQ, real home cooked SWAMP CABBAGE and all the “ xins” for an $8 donation which goes to support charities of the Fraternal Order of Eagles. Entertainment is still being organized. Welcome to the public.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, 863-6346464.Wild game dinner slatedThe Rotary Club of Okeechobee will hold a Walk on the Wild Side wild game dinner at Quail Creek Plantation at 5 p.m. on Jan. 25 A percentage of the funds raised at this event will go directly to Real Life Children’s Ranch, and the balance for scholarships for graduating Okeechobee High School students. Tickets are $40 per person. For information, contact Donna Gaiser at 863-610-9416; or, canvas.shop@yahoo.com.Art Fest seeking artistsThe 2014 Top of the Lake Art Fest is looking for artists. Entry forms for artists are now available online at www.okeechobeemainstreet.org as well as the Main Street of ce at 55 S. Parrott Ave. There are four divisions: Juried and Non Juried Booth ne and artisan artists, Chalk Walk (street painting) artists, local adult Gallery artists and student artists. There are deadlines for all entries. The Top of the Lake Art Fest is Feb. 8-9.Annual cat sh festival setThe 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; 863-4678220; or, e-mail bhrvfd@yahoo.com.Masons hold breakfastThe Masonic Lodge located at 107 N.W. Fifth St., will host a breakfast with all the xin’s on Sunday, Jan. 26 for $6 per plate. The public is welcomed and carry out is available. Breakfast will be served from 8 to 11 a.m. All proceeds go to local Mason giving.Moose hold bingo bonanzaCome one, come all! The Okeechobee Moose and women of the Moose present Sunday afternoon bingo, this Sunday only, Jan. 26 The bonanza starts at 1 p.m. at 159 S.E. 36th St. Lunch and dessert will be available. This event is open to the public. Proceeds go to support Moose Charities.Dine with the DoctorDine with the Doctor will be held at Raulerson Hospital on Tuesday, Jan. 28 featuring: Dr. James Brad eld. Please RSVP: 863763-9228.Collaborative council to meetThe Community Collaborative Council of the Okeechobee County Shared Services Network will hold their monthly meeting 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 from New Horizons. The purpose of the meeting is to allow 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. For information, call Sharon Vinson at 863-462-5000, ext. 257.Legion announces pageantThe annual Miss American Legion Post 64 beauty pageant will be held Thursday, Jan. 30 at 7:30 p.m. at the American Legion Hall. All contestants must be female; unmarried; have no children; and attending ninth through 12th grades at Okeechobee High School, the Freshman Campus, a private school, home school or College Early Admissions Program.Church plans potluck dinnerA Christian singles potluck dinner will be held Friday, Jan. 31, at 6 p.m. at The Gathering, 1735 S.W. 24th Ave. Please use the south door. For information, call Mollie at 863-7639626.Dessert theatre presentedThe Okeechobee Educational Foundation will present “Mandate for Murder,” featuring the Okeechobee High School Drama Club in the Okeechobee Freshman Campus Auditorium on Saturday, Feb. 1 at 7 p.m. Tickets are available for $20 and include a “Death by Chocolate” intermission courtesy of Waste Management, Inc. Politics can be murder! It’s election night and all the friends and supporters of mayoral candidate Matthew Kensington are throwing him a surprise birthday/campaign party. But there’s one surprise no one suspects. For more information or to purchase a ticket, please call 863-462-5000 ext. 257. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Obituaries should be submitted to t he Okeechobee News by e-mailing o bits@newszap.com. Customers may also r equest photos and links to online guest b ooks. A link to the obituaries is available at w ww.newszap.com.Geneva Merriman, 74OKEECHOBEE — Geneva Merriman died Jan. 19, 2014. She was born December 18, 1939 in Portageville, Mo. to Walter and Daisey Hall. She was a homemaker and enjoyed playing the slots at the casino, cooking for her family especially pies, and helping others. She was a resident of Okeechobee for 40 years. Ms. Merriman was preceded in death by two grandsons; two brothers, Dallas and Joe Hall; sister, Joy Carnell; the father of her children, Lawrence Merriman; and companion, James Cloinger. She is survived by her two sons, Danny Merriman (Lisa) of Elizabethtown, N.C. and Bobb y Merriman (Nancy) of McAlpin, Fla.; two daughters, Janine Merriman (Jim) and Vicki Goggans (Walter) of Okeechobee; stepson, Brian Cloinger of Ocala; 16 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; three brothers, Robert Hall (Sue) o f Fellsmere, Fla., Jimmy Hall of Port St. Lucie, Fla. and Michael Hall (Brenda) of McAlpin, Fla.; three sisters, Pat Carr of Ft. Pierce, Barbara Erts (Barry) of Colorado and Dottie Coker of Ft. Pierce; and companion, Carl Kangieser of Okeechobee. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014 at Buxton & Bass Okeechobee Funeral Home. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 24, 2014 at Buxton & Bass Okeechobee Funeral Home with Father Sean Mulcahy of Sacred Heart Catholic Church of ciating. Interment will follow at Evergreen Cemetery. In lieu of owers, memorial contributions ma y be made to Hospice of Okeechobee, PO Box 1548, Okeechobee, FL 34973. Those wishing to leave a message of condolence may sign the register book at, www.OkeechobeeFuneralHome.com All arrangements are entrusted to the direction and care of the Buxton, Bass and Conway families of the Buxton & Bass Okeechobee Funeral Home, 400 North Parrott Avenue, Okeechobee, Florida, 34972 Obituaries 6 Okeechobee News January 22, 2014 Community Events Brought to you by:“Your Air Conditioning and Plumbing Specialist”863.763.6461Lic#CAC1817236

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Okeechobee defeated Lake Placid, 2-0, in a battle of two of the top soccer teams in the region. OHS (12-2-3) and Lake Placid (14-1-3) have both enjoyed very strong campaigns. The loss in fact was the rst of the y ear for the Green Dragons. It was the nal home match for four Brahman seniors, Brian Guerrero, Jose Ponce De Leon, Devin Jimenez and Alexis Calvillo. Daniel Rodriguez scored a goal on a pass from Ponce De Leon in the rst half and W ilson Barahona gave OHS some breathing room midway through the second half on an assist from Rodriguez. Brahman coach Lonnie Sears praised his team for listening to instruction as they focused hard on defense and played with intensity against a top opponent. "The other night we played with a lack of intensity but today we came out, knowing Lake Placid was unbeaten and we wanted to send them home with a loss," he said. "They w ere really good, but our team responded w ith high intensity and was very disciplined on the defensive end." The game was played at a very high level as the Green Dragons pushed as hard as they could for the unbeaten season. They had many offensive opportunities as they got to ball to the edge of the Brahman goal several times. On each occasion, Okeechobee was able to clear the ball or avoid a score. Several passes would pass through the crease of the Brahman goal without a Dragon foot making contact. Okeechobee also had other opportunities to score. Guerrero's attempt at a header off a corner kick went just wide. The best chance for the Dragons to score came on a direct kick ve yards from the net late in the match. The Brahman defenders formed a wall and were able to de ect the ball out of bounds. Jose Ponce De Leon went down with what appeared to be a painful ankle injury late in the match. He said his ankle was sore but he'll be ready for districts this week. He praised his teammates for their effort in this game. "It took a lot of intensity. We just did our jobs and did what were supposed to do," he explained. Senior Brian Guerrero, who ended the match with 50 career goals, said it was sad that this might be his last home match. "We did well, we won two districts, and we hope to win a third. I feel good about what I've done in my soccer career," he said. Senior Devin Jimenez, who missed much of the year with a painful knee injury, returned for this match and gritted his way around the eld to help the Brahman defense. "I just want to be out there with my team. I have to be there. If I'm not playing soccer I'm not myself," Jimenez said. Jimenez said he and his team gave their all in this match and should play like this in every match. He promised another district title for Okeechobee this year. Alexis Calvillo said playing Okeechobee soccer was a great experience. He said he has great memories and predicted the team will go far in the post season. He said this was a good tune up for those intense battles, "It was an intense match all over the eld. Lake Placid is a good team but we came out on top because of our intensity and because we did everything right." Sears thanked all of his senior leaders this year. He said the coaches have a genuine love for all of the players and it is always hard to say goodbye. "Every year it is hard to lose those players. It is hard to replace their personalities. We're ready for districts," he said. "If we play with this kind of intensity it will be hard to beat us." The district tournament began Tuesday at Jensen Beach High School. Brahman soccer team shuts out Dragons, 2-0 Okeechobee News/ Charles MurphyDaniel Rodriguez, #14, vies for possession of the ball near mid eld as Logan Laskey, #8, looks on during Saturday's match at Brahman Stadium.

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Seventh AnnualSaturday, January 25 • 9am 2pmAgri Civic Center • 4601 Hwy 710 • OkeechobeeSponsored in part by: Children’s Services Council of Okeechobee, Raulerson Hospital, Florida Community Health Centers, Inc., Tobacco Free Partnership of Okeechobee County, Health Council of Southeast Florida, Nurse On Call, Lake Okeechobee Rural Health Network, Inc., Florida KidCare, State Farm, Heartland Discount Pharmacy, Florida Health Department Okeechobee County, WellCare and Okeechobee County.OKEECHOBEE FAMILY HEALTH AND SAFETY EXPO Over 120 vendor booths! FREE Health Screenings! FREE Giveaways! Entertainment! FREE Food! Fun! Family! A special appearance by Ronald McDonald If you have questions or need additional information, please contactSharon Vinson, 863.462.5000 ext. 257 Donny Arnold, 863.634.6464 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! 9 Okeechobee News January 22, 2014 Westside Christian Church, at 8082 State Hwy. 70 West, will host a musical concert with Art Bush and Steve Foster on Jan. 26 at 6 p.m. A free-will offering will be taken. Come out and enjoy. Fountain of Life Church welcomes two new associate ministers to its church family and to the City of Okeechobee: Pastor David Evans and Pastor Emory Polley. Pastor David Evans is our Creative Arts & Music Pastor and has moved here with his lovely w ife Rachel. Pastor David has helped grow the music ministries of Hillsong A ustralia, Youth Alive, and Planetshakers. Pastor Emory Polley and wife Donna and son Emory Jr. are from V ero Beach, Fla. Pastor Emory will oversee our Men’s Ministries. Our services are at 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. every Sunday and 6:30 p.m. on W ednesdays. Ron and Sharon Frazier will present a concert of Country Gospel Music at Living Word of Faith Church 1902 S. Parrott A ve., on Sunday, Jan. 26, at 11 a.m. The weather is cooler, but it is still time to do Spring cleaning. The First United Methodist Youth Summer Camp Scholarship Fund needs y our unwanted/unused items. Does it still w ork but you don’t need it anymore? Have y ou worn it in the past six months? Do you really need to watch that DVD again? Are those toys too young for your kids now? And be sure to come shop for new bargains on Saturday, Feb. 1, from 8 a.m. to noon, at 200 N.W. Second St. Contact Nancy Vaughan at 863-763-4021. All are invited to join Trust Quartet in celebrating their 20th anniversary in concert on Jan. 25 at 6 p.m. at the Okeechobee Church of God 301 N.E. 4th Ave. The concert will be followed by fellowship and refreshments. A donation of $6 is requested at the door and a love offering will be received. For more information call 863-634-8793 or 863-610-1581. Peace Lutheran Church will host critically acclaimed musician and singer, Paul Todd in concert on Saturday, Feb. 1, at 7 p.m. in the sanctuary of the church. The public is invited to hear Paul Todd’s unique concert which is totally different from anything anyone has ever seen before! Everyone is welcome to this free concert. 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. The Gathering hosts “Joy in the Mourning” 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 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 every Wednesday, from 7 to 8 p.m. For more information call 8637-763-3681. The AWANA Club at Oakview Baptist Church invites all children from pre-Kindergarten, ages 3 to fth graders. The club is from 5:45 to 7:30 p.m. every Wednesday. Come join in the fun as with the Cubbies, Sparks and T & T classes for Bible memory and game time fun! Call the church of ce for more details at 863-763-1699. Jesus Holy Ghost Crusade Ministry Soup Kitchen and Thrift Store 1401 N.E. Park St., is in need of donations of any type. The Okeechobee News welcomes news from area churches for this column. E-mail okeenews@ newszap.com. Local churches host special programs

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Whether you Having a Primary Care Provider is important, even if you are healthyare experiencing fatigue, dizziness, nausea, or a host of other symptoms, your ability to thoroughly communicate about your condition and comprehend the doctors medical advice may be compromised. This is just one reason why it is bene“ cial to have an existing relationship with a Primary Care Provider, before you actually need one. Another bene“ t to having an existing relationship with a Primary Care Provider is having a baseline point of reference for your physical health (for example your weight, cholesterol & blood pressure). This knowledge, as well as you and your familys medical history, can help promote an accurate diagnosis and help proactively monitor patients risk factors. Generally a patients overall comfort level and con“ dence in their physician is increased when the patient has an existing relationship with the physician. With this increased con“ dence, comes trust. When patients know and trust their physician (vs. meeting the physician for the “ rst time when they are sick or need healthcare) patients can more easily and openly communicate ALL of their health and wellness concerns. Certainly patient outcomes bene“ t when physicians have the whole picture of their patients health. One of the reasons people give for not proactively seeing a doctor is their lack of time. If you think you are too busy to have your cholesterol levels checked, just imagine how your schedule will be affected if you suffer a heart attack? Another reason people give for not visiting a doctor annually is that they are worried about what the doctor, lab results or a screening may reveal. Ignorance is not bliss, when it comes to your health. Studies have shown that early detection and treatment are critical to a successful outcome, whether the diagnosis is breast cancer, diabetes or heart disease. A very popular reason for many people to avoid scheduling a wellness visit is uncertainty regarding the cost and how to pay for the visit. Yet, man y insurances, as well as Medicare, often include an annual wellness visit in their bene“ ts. Contact your insurance provider to learn if annual wellness visits are included in your health plan. If you have a healthcare question o r need help “ nding a doctor, Raulerson Hospital provides a free 24/7 ConsultA-Nurse hotline: 863-763-9228 CANCER worrying you?Do you need to talk about it?Big Lake Cancer Center1115 NorthParrott Ave € OkeechobeeRamesh Kumar, MD € William Crook, MD € Julie Santelli, MD, BoardCertified Radiation Oncologists Call: 863.467.9500 FREE Hour Counseling Session 10 Okeechobee News January 22, 2014 By Eric KoppOkeechobee News A 26-year-old Okeechobee man was arrested and booked into the county jail after police allegedly found cocaine and a large amount of cash in his possession. Adrian Tyrone Brazell, 26, N.E. 17th Ave., w as arrested Tuesday, Jan. 21, on two felony counts of possession of a controlled substance (cocaine) as well as a misdemeanor charge of possession of marijuana under 20 grams. He was booked into the Okeechobee County Jail on a bond of $10,500. Jail records show he has been released on bond. Okeechobee City Police Department Of cer Ryan Holroyd stated in his arrest report that he stopped a car being driven by Brazell because the tail lights were not working. While the of cer was speaking with Brazell, he allegedly noticed a strong odor of marijuana coming from the 2004 Pontiac Grand Prix. During a search of Brazell's car the of cer reportedly found: suspected marijuana; suspected powder cocaine; 11 pieces of suspected crack cocaine; and, $1,193 in cash. The suspected marijuana was eld tested and allegedly indicated a positive result for the presence of marijuana. The powder and suspected crack cocaine were also eld tested, and both tests indicated a positive result for the presence of cocaine, stated Of cer Holroyd. As for the cash, Of cer Holroyd stated he found $273 in currency in Brazell's pants pocket, and $920 in the man's wallet. Police seize cash, suspected cocaine 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). Dalmonnia Jonelle King, 21, Bear Lane, Lake Placid, was arrested Jan. 17 by Of cer Jeremy Larue on a felony charge of grand theft. Her bond was set at $5,000. Bryan Eric Fabian Adams, 31, N.W. Eighth St., Okeechobee, was arrested Jan. 17 by Deputy Corporal Aric Majere on an Okeechobee County warrant charging him with the felony of violation of probation criminal mischief$1,000 or more. He is being held without bond. Adam Travis Rusch, 25, 49th Ave., Vero Beach, was arrested Jan. 17 by Deputy Yero Todman on an Okeechobee County warrant charging him with the felonies of grand theft, criminal mischief and burglary of an occupied dwelling. His bond was set at $70,000. Victor Trejo, 52, N.W. 21th St., Okeechobee, was arrested Jan. 18 by Of cer Michael Jordan on felony charges of attempted sexual battery, battery and false imprisonment. His bond was set at $101,000. Lenorth Lecarl King, 19, N.W. 11th St., Okeechobee, was arrested Jan. 19 by Of cer Michael Jordan on felony charges of aggravated battery with a deadly weapon and battery. His bond was set at $51,000.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 For more information, contact 863.763.3134 or email ” bizsearch@newszap.com ORTHOPAEDICS Benjamin Epstein, D.O.Dr. Epstein is an experienced orthopaedic surgeon, who has been in practice for 20 years. Dr. Epstein For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 863-357-0540. Most insurances and Medicare are accepted. We Treat Kids Too!Great Orthopaedic CareRight Here in OkeechobeeOrthopaedic Specialists at Raulerson offers a full range of orthopaedic services including: € Total Hip and Knee Replacements € Arthroscopic Surgery & Sports Medicine € Pediatric Orthopedics € Work Related injuries 11 Okeechobee News January 22, 2014 By Eric KoppOkeechobee NewsA non-functioning headlight led to a traf c stop that culminated with a Lake Placid woman being arrested on felony drug charges. Tammy Michelle King, 38, of Bear Lane, Lake Placid, was arrested Saturday, J an. 18, on a charge of possession of a controlled substance without a prescription. She was booked into the Okeechobee County Jail on a bond of $2,500. An arrest report by a task force detective indicated a car in which King was a passenger w as stopped because the right-front headlight w asn't working. When the detective walked up to the car, continued the report, the odor of burnt marijuana could be smelled. The report went on to state that two small marijuana cigarettes, also known as roaches, were found on the passenger-side oorboard. According to the detective the cigarettes were eld tested and indicated a positive result for the presence of marijuana. The suspected pot weighed .5 grams, added the detective. During a subsequent search of King's purse the detective allegedly found 37 pills in an unmarked pill container that were identi ed as oxycodone. The investigator also found a second unmarked pill bottle containing pills that were identi ed as tramadal. Tramadal, a narcotic-like painkiller, is not a scheduled drug but does require a prescription. The detective's report went on to point out that the driver was issued a criminal citation for possession of marijuana under 20 grams, a misdemeanor, and a warning citation for a non-working headlight. Faulty headlight leads to felony drug arrest By Eric KoppOkeechobee News An Okeechobee man has been arrested by the Okeechobee Narcotics Task Force on a felony charge of doctor shopping. John Wayne Huff Jr., 42, N.W. 35th Ave., was arrested Friday, Jan. 17, on a charge of fraudulent attempt to obtain a duplicate prescription for a controlled substance. He was booked into the Okeechobee County Jail on a bond of $30,000. An arrest report by a task force detective stated Huff received a prescription on March 7, 2013, for 120 hydrocodone pills from an Okeechobee physician. He then lled that script at a local pharmacy, the detective pointed out. Then on March 29, 2013, he reportedly went to another local physician and received a script for another 30 hydrocodone pills. Huff then lled that prescription at a different Okeechobee pharmacy, stated the report. "In a 25-day period, Huff received a quantity of 150 of the same or like therapeutic controlled substances from two different doctors who were not aware of another prescribing physician," continued the detective's report. According to the detective a check of the prescription drug monitoring program (PDMP) revealed Huff was given scripts for the same or like medications from two different prescribers within a 30-day period. Local man faces drug charges John Wayne Tammy King

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Special to the Okeechobee News The Okeechobee County School District held its Science Fair on Jan. 18. Almost four hundred students from Okeechobee High School, Okeechobee Freshman Campus, Osceola Middle School, and Yearling Middle School participated in the fair. In the categories of Behavior and Social Sciences, Biochemistry, Medicine and Health, Microbiology, and Zoology third place went to Josie Grif n, Ray Coleman, Hailey Greeson, Maria Olvera, Shy Ash, Osiel Brito Kailey McCain, Jacey Mullis, Richard Spiess, Olivia Burnette, Amber Middleton, Percint Wiggins, Julia Dupree, and Jillian Crosby. In second place were: Andee Garcia, Carrie Wharin, Mariah Baxley, Alberto Diaz, Bernabe Soriano-Rios, Taylor Anuez, Mariah Casanova, Shelbie Longberry, Alex Lopez, Daniella Navarro, Colton Revels, Yesenia Hernandez, Jessica Trent, Saul Estrada, Haley Spearrow and Hannah Bowman. First place went to: Glenn Jarriel, Candace McGlamory, Michael Daniel, Erik Gaitan, Lucas Penido, Cady McGehee, Aubrie Reister, Eric Emperio, Mason Heater, Zachary Kielbasa, Jacob McGehee, Yareli Ramirez, Eric Cardenas, Artha Jonassaint, Delaenam Akahoho, Shelby Kirton, Jared Phares. In the category of Botany: Third Place w ent to: Ramiro Hernandez, Ramon Liberato, Michael Shablom, Fabiola Garcia, David Montoya, Rosa Ponce, Alyssa Shortt, Sally Tigerina and Jason Zuniga. Second place w ent to: Morgan Bolan, ArielBurgos, Sarah J ansen, John McGehee, Mitch Mulholland, Michaela Myers, Rachel Peterson, Alyssa Baird, Hannah Moore, Brittany Newton, Edana Scalf, Jo'Dejah Sewell, Bradley Shaw and Ashley Snyder. First place went to: Nolan Carpenter, Jessieca Pittman, Hunter Sills, Natalee Trimble, Justin Drawdy, Guadalupe Mojica, Tyra Smith and Damian Stephens. In the category of Chemistry: Third place w ent to Alix Blankenship, Orbelin Calvillo, Y esenia Campos, Madysun Causier, Makayla Connelly, Isaac Garcia, Ronnie Knowles, Miranda McClanahan, Nancy Olvera, Celia Palacios, Mariah Ruiz, Esmeralda Arias, Ramiro Borja, Lisa Brown, Garrett Causey, Megan Boswell, Lauren Bostwick, Cindy Fralix, Alexandrea Fulford, Carlos Garcia, Lita Landaberde, Alyssa Matheny, Abigail Myers, Rosa Rivera, Teresa Ruiz, Natalie Saucedo, Molly Spearow, Dalia Trevino, Zachary W harin, Amber Wheeler and Dymond Wiggins. Second place went to: Keirstin Bostw ick, Maricela Bucio, Lydia Calzada, Meagan Clay, Emmanuel Goana, Eli McMullen, Dalton Pickering, Johnny Ramos, Soloman A lbright, Christyanna Aldridge, Sonia Delgado, Ayan Desai, Kiara Hernandez, Nicolas Montero, Kaitlyn McKay, Sarah Nichols and J ordyn Winslade. First place went to Sherry A ltman, Cecilia Ceja, Ryan Daniel, Ares Hernandez, Zachary Hudson, Cavin Platt, Sebastian Puga, Chase Quesinberry, Rebecca Snyder, Marc Alicea, Ryan Albers, Zaid Calzada, Nicole Cristi, Desiree Daniel, Ashlyn Lafferty, A nayeli Montoya, Alize Merchant, Ariana Robshaw, Portia Rowe and Christina Vega. In the category of Consumer Sciences: Third place went to: Nolyn Claypool, Jacqueline Orender, Brittany Stone, Deborah Nichols, Alondra Calzada and Faith Foley. Second place went to: Julia Aguirre, Robert Jones, Jessica Turgeon, Shelby Johnson, Jacob Myers, Adrian Chavez and Larry Boswell. First place went to: Yessica Hernandez, Margarita Martinez, Brooke Santiago, Christine Groso, Brighton Bauman, Daniel Fulleda, Reece Agnew. In the categories of Computer Sciences, Earth and Space, Engineering, Environmental, and Mathematics: Third place went to: Clay Rogers, Nelly Almanza, Zane Moreland, Jaen Torres, Martha Morse, Catherine Stubbs, Makayla Wolf, Alyssa Purvis. Second place went to: Saif Ali Memon, Mason Faulk, Dylan Ferneau, Chad Forde, Otto Ramirez, Rachel Williams, Hannah Raulerson, Baron Stuart, Ethan Cashwell, Logan Clay, Savannah Hendrix, Simran Merchant, Megan Hargraves, Mariah Spelts, Shanell Casanova. First place went to: Anthony Metcalf, Michael Muros, Christina Orender, Kelsey Orr, Johnathan Fox, Savannah Goggans, Casen Durrance, Hailey Korpi, Carla Carran and Sierra Knapik. In the category of Physics: Third place went to: Lynnette Casiano, Dylan Shef eld, Bethany Stuart, Emily Beaty, Tristen Belangia, Brenden Bostwick, Deven Tedders, Manuel Martinez, Lacarvis Kelly, Rebecca McNitt, Blayne O'Cain, Elton Pelt, Miguel Raya, Layne Vargas and Christian Woolverton. Second place went to: Gabe Greseth, Cody Louthan, Ricky Perez, Bobby Arnold, Thomas Garcia, Janelle Markham, Brook O'Hagan and Simiya Washington. First place went to: Sebastian Fulleda, So a Medrano, Alysa Osterman, Manuel Ramirez, Leticia SorianoRios, Sumer Baker, Kennedee Brewer, Daniel Groso, Rossa Morales, William Murrish, Cambell Platt, Sarah Welborn. The 2014 County Science Fair included special awards. This year, the district was fortunate to have many special awards that were graciously sponsored by members of our community. A $25 award, sponsored by Shelly Sickels of Seminole Elementary School, was awarded to Damian Stephens for his outstanding junior project in the category of Botany. Yearling Middle School teachers of Pod 100 sponsored a $25 award to a former Pod 100 student, which went to Zaid Calzada. Dr. Nicole Paulson Shields, an OHS graduate and former Science Fair participant at the local and State Level, sponsored a $50 award to a student in the senior division whose project was innovative and contributed to Medicine and Health. This award went to Lucas Penido. Dr. Christopher Paulson, an OHS graduate and former Science Fair participant at the local, State, and International Level, sponsored a $50 award to a student in the senior division whose project made an outstanding contribution to Engineering. This award went to Christina Orender. A $50 award, sponsored by an anonymous donor, was awarded to two students who showed tremendous effort in "doing science" while under less than ideal circumstances. The Senior Division award went to Leticia SorianoRios and the Junior Division award went to Portia Rowe. The Okeechobee Council of Teachers of Mathematics sponsored two $50 awards to students who showed the "Best Use of Math" in their science project. The Senior Division award went to Savannah Goggans, and the Junior Division award went to Saul Estrada. The Okeechobee Farm Bureau Federation donated six $25 awards to projects that showed outstanding interest in Animal and Plant Science. In the Senior Division, the Awards went to Nolan Carpenter, Juile Sharpe, and Cady McGehee, and in the Junior Division, the Awards went to Kennedee Brewer, Shelby Kirton, and Jarod Phares. The Florida Water Pollution Control Operations Association selected the following projects for Top Scienti c Honors in the study of water as it effects Environmental Science. In the Senior Division, a merit award of $100 went to Otto Ramirez, and the Top Senior award of $200 went to Johnathan Fox. In the Junior Division, a merit award o f $100 went to Damian Stephens, and the Top Junior award of $200 went to Mariah Spelts. Heartland Regional Science and Engineering Fair Representatives. In February, Okeechobee County will send the top 50 projects to represent Okeechobee at the Heartland Regional Science and Engineering Fair, which will be held at South Florida State College in Avon Park. 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Sell your used items in the classifieds Autos WantedCASH FOR CARS No Title Needed, Any Condition. 268junk.com Located in Okeechobee Call (863)268-5865 Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.: 2013 CA 236 TD BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, Plaintiff, VS. DWAYNE A. REXROAD; REBECCA J. REXROAD; TENANT # 1 and TENANT # 2, unknown tenants in possession, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to the Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated December 19, 2013 (the “Judgment”), entered in Civil Case No. 2013 CA 236 of the Circuit Court of the Nineteenth Judicial Circuit in and for Okeechobee County, Florida, in which TD BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, is Plaintiff, and DWAYNE A. REXROAD and REBECCA J. REXROAD, 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 12, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. to the “highest bidder,” for cash in the Jury Assembly Room at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 2nd Floor, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 34972, in accordance with Section 45.031, Florida Statutes. The “highest bidder” for purposes of this Notice of Sale, is de ned as the party who bids the largest amount of money to purchase the Property (as de ned below) and who completes the sale in a timely fashion, as hereinafter set out. The one who bids the largest amount of money to purchase the Property (as de ned below) shall be permitted to complete the sale by delivering to the Clerk, the balance of such bid, over and above the deposit, by 3:00 p.m. on the day of the sale. The following property located in Okeechobee, Florida, is the subject of this Notice of Sale: Being a parcel of land lying in Section 18, Township 37 South, Range 36 East, on the Unrecorded Plat of Four Seasons Estates and being further bounded and described as follows: Commence at the Southeast corner of said Section 18, thence North 00 degrees 05’ 07” East a distance of 300.10 feet to a point; thence South 88 degrees 34’ 16” West a distance of 1,289.72 feet to a point lying on the East Right of Way of Northeast 60th Avenue (B & K McArthur Road); thence North 00 degrees 03’ 07” East a distance of 1,792.30 feet to the Point of Beginning; thence continue North 00 degrees 03’ 07” East along said Right of Way a distance of 102.00 feet to a point thence South 89 degrees 54’ 53” East a distance of 214.69 feet to a point; thence South 00 degrees 04’ 22” West a distance of 102.00 feet to a point; thence North 89 degrees 54’ 53” West a distance of 214.645 feet to the Point of Beginning. Said property lying in 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 December 20th, 2013. SHARON ROBERTSON Clerk of Circuit Court BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk 459195 ON 1/15,22/2014 Public Notice 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. 47-2012-CA-000207-CAAX-MX M & T BANK, Plaintiff, VS. JASON ALLEN DOUGLAS; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF JASON ALLEN DOUGLAS; LAURA L. DOUGLAS; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF LAURA L. DOUGLAS; UNKNOWN TENANT #1; UNKNOWN TENANT #2; Defendant(s) NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to a Final Summary Judgment of Foreclosure entered in the above-styled cause, in the Circuit Court of Okeechobee County, Florida, I will sell the property situate in Okeechobee County, Florida, described as: LOT 20, LESS THE WEST 19 FEET, MOUTH OF TAYLOR SUBDIVISION UNIT ONE, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 17, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash, the Jury Assembly Room of the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 312 NW 3rd Street, 2nd Floor, Suite 257, Okeechobee, FL 34972 at 11:00 A.M., on February 12, 2014. Witness, my hand and seal of this court on the 20th day of December, 2013. SHARON ROBERTSON CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens, must le a claim within 60 days after the sale. Law Of ces of Daniel C. Consuegra 9204 King Palm Drive, Tampa, FL 33619-1328 Attorneys for Plaintiff NOTICEIf you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Corrie Johnson, ADA Coordinator, 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711.SPANISH: Si usted es una persona discapacitada que necesita alguna adaptacion para poder participar de este procedimiento o evento; usted tiene derecho, sin costo alguno a que se le provea cierta ayuda. Favor de comunicarse con Corrie Johnson, Coordinadora de A.D.A., 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, Fl. 34986, (772) 807-4370 por lo menos 7 dias antes de que tenga que comparecer en corte o inmediatamente despues de haber recibido esta noti cacion si es que falta menos de 7 dias para su comparecencia. Si tiene una discapacidad auditiva o de habla, llame al 711. KREYOL: Si ou se yon moun ki kokobe ki bezwen asistans ou aparey pou ou ka patisipe nan prosedu sa-a, ou gen dwa san ou pa bezwen peye anyen pou ou jwen on seri de ed. Tanpri kontakte Corrie Johnson, 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. 459143 ON 1/15,22/2014 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 47-2012-CA-000324-CAAX-MX FEDERAL NATIONAL MORTGAGE ASSOCIATION, Plaintiff, VS. CHANTAL M. WEBB A/K/A CHANTAL MARIE WEBB; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF CHANTAL M. WEBB A/K/A CHANTAL MARIE WEBB; IF LIVING, INCLUDING ANY UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF SAID DEFENDANT(S), IF REMARRIED, AND IF DECEASED, THE RESPECTIVE UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, CREDITORS, LIENORS, AND TRUSTEES, AND ALL OTHER PERSONS CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST THE NAMED DEFENDANT(S); UNKNOWN TENANT #1; UNKNOWN TENANT #2; Defendant(s) NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to a Final Summary Judgment of Foreclosure entered in the above-styled cause, in the Circuit Court of Okeechobee County, Florida, I will sell the property situate in Okeechobee County, Florida, described as: LOT 66, LAZY 7 ESTATES, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 6, PAGES 27 AND 28, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. 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 at 11:00 A.M., on February 12, 2014. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens, must le a claim within 60 days after the sale. Witness, my hand and seal of this court on the 20th day of December, 2013. SHARON ROBERTSON CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk Law Of ces of Daniel C. Consuegra 9204 King Palm Drive, Tampa, FL 33619-1328 Attorneys for Plaintiff NOTICEIf you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Corrie Johnson, ADA Coordinator, 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711.SPANISH: Si usted es una persona discapacitada que necesita alguna adaptacion para poder participar de este procedimiento o evento; usted tiene derecho, sin costo alguno a que se le provea cierta ayuda. Favor de comunicarse con Corrie Johnson, Coordinadora de A.D.A., 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, Fl. 34986, (772) 807-4370 por lo menos 7 dias antes de que tenga que comparecer en corte o inmediatamente despues de haber recibido esta noti cacion si es que falta menos de 7 dias para su comparecencia. Si tiene una discapacidad auditiva o de habla, llame al 711. KREYOL: Si ou se yon moun ki kokobe ki bezwen asistans ou aparey pou ou ka patisipe nan prosedu sa-a, ou gen dwa san ou pa bezwen peye anyen pou ou jwen on seri de ed. Tanpri kontakte Corrie Johnson, 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. 459105 ON 1/15,22/2014 When you want something sold, advertise in the classifieds. When doing those chores is doing you in, its time to look for a helper in the classifieds. Looking for a place to hang your hat? Look no further than the classifieds. Love the earth Recycle your used items by selling them in the classifieds. Grab a bargain from your neighbors garage, attic, basement or closet in todays classifieds. Public Notice Get a quick response to any item you may be selling with a classified ad. 15 Okeechobee News January 22, 2014 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION Case No.: 2012 CA 106 BANK OF AMERICA, N.A. Plaintiff, v. PATRICIA LODGE; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF PATRICIA LODGE; TD BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION; UNKNOWN TENANT #1; UNKNOWN TENANT #2; 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, Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Summary Judgment dated December 17, 2013, entered in Civil Case No.: 2012 CA 106, of the Circuit Court of the Nineteenth Judicial Circuit in and for Okeechobee County, Florida, wherein BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., is Plaintiff, and PATRICIA LODGE; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF PATRICIA LODGE; TD BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION; UNKNOWN TENANT #1; UNKNOWN TENANT #2; 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 Defendant(s). 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, at Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 312 North West 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida, 34972 on the 12 day of February, 2014 the following described real property as set forth in said Final Summary Judgment, to wit: LOTS 4 AND 5, BLOCK 218, FIRST ADDITION THE TOWN OF OKEECHOBEE, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 1, PAGE 11, PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA.This property is located at the Street address of: 200 SOUTHWEST 6TH STREET, 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 19, 2013. SHARON ROBERTSON CLERK OF THE COURT 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) 354-3545IN 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. 459194 ON 1/15,22/2014

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Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.: 472012CA000147CAAXMXPNC BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO NATIONAL CITY BANK SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO HARBOR FEDERAL SAVINGS BANK Plaintiff, VS. GEORGE R. CARTER A/K/A GEORGE ROSS CARTER, et al Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of foreclosure dated December 16, 2013, and entered in Case No. 472012CA000147CAAXMX 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 GEORGE R. CARTER A/K/A GEORGE ROSS CARTER, et al are Defendants, the clerk will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash, beginning at 11:00 AM at the OKEECHOBEE County Judicial Center, Second Floor, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, FL 34972, in accordance with Chapter 45, Florida Statutes, on the 12th day of February, 2014, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: Lot 330, TAYLOR CREEK ISLES, SECTION THREE, according to the Plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 4, Page 2, of the Public Records of Okeechobee County, Florida. Together with that Certain Mobile Home Designated as Follows: Make: SCTB Year: 2005 Title Numbers: 96320279 & 96320394 ID Numbers: SBHGAl200500623A & SBHGAl200500623B Which Mobile Home is Permanently Af xed to Said Land Any person claiming an interest in the surplus funds from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must le a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated at Okeechobee, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, Florida, this 17th 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. 459146 ON 1/15,22/2014 Public Notice 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. 47-2012-CA-000337-CAAX-MX JC GEMINI II, LLC, Plaintiff, VS. KEVIN P. TIMKO; IF LIVING, INCLUDING ANY UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF SAID DEFENDANT(S), IF REMARRIED, AND IF DECEASED, THE RESPECTIVE UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, CREDITORS, LIENORS, AND TRUSTEES, AND ALL OTHER PERSONS CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST THE NAMED DEFENDANT(S); OAK TREE PLACE HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC.; WHETHER DISSOLVED OR PRESENTLY EXISTING, TOGETHER WITH ANY GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, CREDITORS, LIENORS, OR TRUSTEES OF SAID DEFENDANT(S) AND ALL OTHER PERSONS CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, OR AGAINST DEFENDANT(S); UNKNOWN TENANT #1; UNKNOWN TENANT #2; Defendant(s) NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to a Final Summary Judgment of Foreclosure entered in the above-styled cause, in the Circuit Court of Okeechobee County, Florida, I will sell the property situate in Okeechobee County, Florida, described as: UNIT NO. A, DWELLING STRUCTURE 90 OF OAK TREE PLACE, ACCORDING TO THE DECLARATION THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN OFFICIAL RECORDS BOOK 260, PAGE 999, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. 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 at 11:00 A.M., on February 12, 2014. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens, must le a claim within 60 days after the sale. Witness, my hand and seal of this court on the 20th day of December, 2013. SHARON ROBERTSON CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk Law Of ces of Daniel C. Consuegra 9204 King Palm Drive Tampa, FL 33619-1328 Attorneys for Plaintiff NOTICEIf you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Corrie Johnson, ADA Coordinator, 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711.SPANISH: Si usted es una persona discapacitada que necesita alguna adaptacion para poder participar de este procedimiento o evento; usted tiene derecho, sin costo alguno a que se le provea cierta ayuda. Favor de comunicarse con Corrie Johnson, Coordinadora de A.D.A., 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, Fl. 34986, (772) 807-4370 por lo menos 7 dias antes de que tenga que comparecer en corte o inmediatamente despues de haber recibido esta noti cacion si es que falta menos de 7 dias para su comparecencia. Si tiene una discapacidad auditiva o de habla, llame al 711. KREYOL: Si ou se yon moun ki kokobe ki bezwen asistans ou aparey pou ou ka patisipe nan prosedu sa-a, ou gen dwa san ou pa bezwen peye anyen pou ou jwen on seri de ed. Tanpri kontakte Corrie Johnson, 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. 459144 ON 1/15,22/2014 Public Notice Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.: 472012CA000009CAAXMX PNC BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION Plaintiff, VS. SEAN SCOTT, et al Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Summary Final Judgment of foreclosure dated December 17, 2013, and entered in Case No. 472012CA000009CAAXMX of the Circuit Court of the NINETEENTH Judicial Circuit in and for OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, Florida, wherein PNC BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, is Plaintiff, and SEAN SCOTT, et al are Defendants, the clerk will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash, beginning at 11:00 AM at the OKEECHOBEE County Judicial Center, Second Floor, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, FL 34972, in accordance with Chapter 45, Florida Statutes, on the 12th day of February, 2014, the following described property as set forth in said Summary Final Judgment, to wit: THE NORTH ONE-HALF (1/2) OF TRACT 35, THE PINELANDS, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 5, PAGE 35 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA AND BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: BEGIN AT THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF SAID TRACT 35, SAID CORNER LYING ON THE WEST RIGHT OF WAY LINE OF NW 19 TH AVENUE THENCE BEAR S 11 DEGREES 44 MINUTES 33 SECONDS E, ALONG THE EAST BOUNDARY LINE OF SAID TRACT 35, AND ALONG THE SAID WEST RIGHT OF WAY LINE OF NW 19 TH AVENUE, FOR A DISTANCE OF 213.18 FEET TO A POINT; THENCE BEAR S 78 DEGREES 18 MINUTES 27 SECONDS W FOR A DISTANCE OF 951.74 FEET TO THE INTERSECTION WITH THE WESTERLY BOUNDARY LINE OF SAID TRACT 35; THENCE BEAR N40 DEGREES 12 MINUTES 07 SECONDS W, ALONG THE SAID WESTERLY BOUNDARY LINE OF SAID TRACT 35, FOR A DISTANCE OF 238.30 FEET TO THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF SAID TRACT 35; THENCE BEAR N 78 DEGREES 06 MINUTES 14 SECONDS E, ALONG THE NORTH BOUNDARY LINE OF SAID TRACT 35, FOR A DISTANCE OF 1065.30 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. TOGETHER WITH THAT CERTAIN MOBILE HOME DESIGNATED AS FOLLOWS: MAKE: ANNI YEAR: 2006 TITLE NUMBERS: 94837297 & 94837411 ID NUMBERS: GAFL575A77432AV31 & GAFL575B77432AV31 WHICH MOBILE HOME IS PERMANENTLY AFFIXED TO SAID LAND Any person claiming an interest in the surplus funds from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must le a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated at Okeechobee, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, Florida, this 19th day of 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. 459165 ON 1/15,22/2014 LEGAL NOTICE A public auction will be held at B M J Towing, Inc. Lot at 414 South Parrott Avenue, Okeechobee, Florida 34974 on FRIDAY THE 7th day of FEBRUARY 2014 from 10:00-11:00 A.M. Pursuant to Florida statue 713.78 for unpaid towing and storage. Year, Make, Model & Vin’s as follows: 1999 JEEP GRAND CHEROKEE LAREDO GRAY 1J4GW58S3XC522799 2001 DODGE GRAND CARAVAN SPORT 2B4GP44G31R158927 2002 HOND CIVIC LX 2 DOOR 1HGEM225X2L051233 1996 PONTIAC FIREBIRD RED 2G2FS22K2T2213828 1995 FORD EXPLOYER 1FMDU32X7SUB67044 Terms of sale are cash, and no checks will be accepted. The seller reserves the right of nal bid. All sales are nal. No refunds will be made. Said automobiles will be sold in “AS IS” with no guarantees. 460615 ON 1/22/2014 Public Notice Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. PROBATE DIVISION CASE NO. 2013-CP-180 In Re: Estate of MARY ANN FRIER, Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of MARY ANN FRIER, deceased, whose date of death was October 5, 2013, and whose social security number is ***-**-3239, is pending in the Circuit Court for Okeechobee County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 312 N.W. 3rd Street, Suite 101, Okeechobee, Florida 34972. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representative’s attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against the decedent’s estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must le their claims with court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent’s estate must le their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION CASE NO. 472013CA000069CAAXMX HOUSEHOLD FINANCE CORP III, Plaintiff, vs. DANIEL SHEFFIELD AND HOLLY SHEFFIELD A/K/A HOLLY A. SHEFFIELD, et al. Defendant(s). NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated December 17, 2013 and entered in 472013CA000069CAAXMX of the Circuit Court of the Nineteenth Judicial Circuit in and for Okeechobee County, Florida, wherein HOUSEHOLD FINANCE CORP III, is the Plaintiff and DANIEL SHEFFIELD; HOLLY SHEFFIELD A/K/A HOLLY A. SHEFFIELD; UNKNOWN TENANTS are the Defendant(s). Sharon Robertson as the Clerk of the Circuit Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash, Jury Assembly Room, 2nd Fl., Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 312 NW 3rd St, Okeechobee, FL 34972, at 11:00 AM on February 12, 2014, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: LOT 46, OF LAZY 7 ESTATES, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 6 PAGES 27 AND IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION CASE NO. 10000426CAAXMX HSBC MORTGAGE SERVICES INC, Plaintiff, VS. MARLEN FARINAS AND LUIS FARINAS, et.al. Defendant(s). NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated September 9, 2013, and entered in 10000426CAAXMX of the Circuit Court of the Nineteenth Judicial Circuit in and for Okeechobee County, Florida, wherein HSBC MORTGAGE SERVICES INC, is the Plaintiff and MARLEN FARINAS; LUIS FARINAS; LEXINGTON NATIONAL INSURANCE CORPORATION; JEEJS, INC., D/B/A ALL STAR BUILDERS; ALL STAR BUILDERS, INC. 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 19, 2014, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: THE WEST ONE-HALF OF THE NORTHWEST ONE-QUARTER OF THE NORTHWEST ONEQUARTER OF THE NORTHWEST ONE-QUARTER OF SECTION 20, TOWNSHIP 34 SOUTH, RANGE 36 EAST, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA, LESS THE NORTH 33.00 FEET ROAD RIGHT OF WAY. 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 19TH day of NOVEMBER, 2013. Sharon Robertson As Clerk of the Court BY: Sandra L. Creech As Deputy Clerk IMPORTANT If you are a person with a 16 Okeechobee News January 22, 2014 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION CASE NO. 2013-CA-19 NATIONSTAR MORTGAGE, LLC., Plaintiff, vs. DONALD A. KIRKEY, JR A/K/A DONALD KIRKEY, JR. A/K/A DONALD KIRKEY AND STEPHANIE E. KIRKEY A/K/A STEPHANIE KIRKEY, et.al. Defendant(s). NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated January 6, 2014 and entered in 2013-CA-19 of the Circuit Court of the Nineteenth Judicial Circuit in and for Okeechobee County, Florida, wherein NATIONSTAR MORTGAGE, LLC., is the Plaintiff and DONALD A. KIRKEY, JR. A/K/A DONALD KIRKEY, JR. A/K/A DONALD KIRKEY; STEPHANIE E. KIRKEY A/K/A STEPHANIE KIRKEY; UNKNOWN TENANTS are the defendants(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 12, 2014, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: LOT 22, BLOCK 45, BASSWOOD UNIT 4, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 49, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must le a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated this 10th day of January, 2014. Sharon Robertson As Clerk of the Court BY: Sandra L. Creech As Deputy Clerk IMPORTANTIf you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Corrie Johnson, ADA Coordinator, 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. 460077 ON 1/15,22/2014 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION CASE NO. 472010CA000378CAXXXX SUNTRUST MORTGAGE, INC., Plaintiff, V S. DONNA J. LINK, RONALD R. PROVO, UNKNOWN TENANT I, UNKNOWN TENANT II, UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF RONALD R. PROVO, Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Summary Final Judgment of Foreclosure led December 18, 2013 entered in Civil Case No. 472010CA000378CAXXXX 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 A ssembly 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 12th day of February 2014 at 11:00 A M on the following described property as set forth in said Summary Final Judgment, to-wit: Lot 202, Treasure Island, Unit 6, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 57, Public Records of Okeechobee County, Florida. A ny person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens, must le a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated this 3rd day of January, 2014. SHARON ROBERTSON CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk MCCALLA RAYMER, LLC, A TTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF 110 SE 6TH STREET FORT LAUDERDALE, FL 33301 (407) 674-1850 If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Corrie Johnson, 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 you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. 459653 ON 1/15,22/2014 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. 457712 ON 1/22,29/2014 MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT’S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of the rst publication of this notice is January 15, 2014. Personal Representative: Robert Sean Wilkerson 855 N.E. 120th Street Okeechobee, Florida 34972 Attorney for Personal Representative: CONELY & CONELY, P.A. P.O. Drawer 1367 Okeechobee, Florida 34973 Telephone: (863) 763-3825 Facsimile: (863) 763-6856 Primary E-mail Address: tconely@conelyandconely.com Secondary 1 E-Mail Address: blanier@conelyandconely.com Secondary 2 E-Mail Address service@conelyandconely.com BY: Tom W. Conely, III Florida Bar No. 096482 460206 ON 1/15,22/2014 28, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must le a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated this 19th day of December, 2013. Sharon Robertson As Clerk of the Court BY: Sandra L. Creech As Deputy Clerk IMPORTANT If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Corrie Johnson, ADA Coordinator, 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. 459175 ON 1/15,22/2014 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 47-2012-CA-000107 METLIFE HOME LOANS, A DIVISION OF METLIFE BANK, N.A. Plaintiff, v. MIRA JACOBY; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF MIRA JACOBY; UNKNOWN TENANT 1; UNKNOWN TENANT 2; AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST THE ABOVE NAMED DEFENDANT(S), WHO. (IS/ARE) NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIM AS HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, LIENORS, CREDITORS, TRUSTEES, SPOUSES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS; KING’S BAY HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC. Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to the Final Judgment of Foreclosure entered on December 17, 2013, in this cause, in the Circuit Court of Okeechobee County, Florida, the clerk shall sell the property situated in Okeechobee County, Florida, described as: LOT 3, BLOCK 1, KING’S BAY, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 5, PAGE 91, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. a/k/a 4485 SE 50TH AVENUE, OKEECHOBEE, FL 34974-2335 at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash, in the Jury Assembly Room on the Second Floor of the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, located at 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida, on February 12, 2014 beginning at 11:00 AM. If you are a person claiming a right to funds remaining after the sale, you must le a claim with the clerk no later than 60 days after the sale. If you fail to le a claim you will not be entitled to any remaining funds. Dated at Okeechobee, Florida, this 20th day of December, 2013. SHARON ROBERTSON Clerk of Court BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk DOUGLAS C. ZAHM, P.A. 12425 28TH STREET NORTH, SUITE 200 ST. PETERSBURG, FL 33716 EFILING@DCZAHM.COM 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. 459180 ON 1/15,22/2014 Need a few more bucks to purchase something deer? Pick up some extra bucks when you sell your used items in the classifeids. Grab a bargain from your neighbors garage, attic, basement or closet in todays classifieds. Find it faster. 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BUSINESS&SERVICEDIRECTORY AIR CONDITIONING ATTORNEYS WANTED TO BUY ADVERTISE HERE FURNITURE LOCAL DONATIONS HEALTH FOODS 863-763-6742 7/24 SERVICE FOR OUR CUSTOMERS208 SW 5thAve. € OkeechobeeEMORY WALKER EMORY WALKER CO. INC. CO. INC.Air Conditioning & RefrigerationCAC042747 CAC014022 CAC057129Serving the Lake Area for 40 Years! 763-8391CACO 23499€24/7 Emergency Service€Senior Citizen Discount€ FREE Estimates on System Replacements. We Sell The Best And Service The Rest!Ž HOSKINS, TURCO, LLOYD & LLOYD HoskinsTurco.com 212 S. Parrott Ave Okeechobee357-5800 Local donations helping Local peopleA ministry with a heart for the hurtingFREE PICKUPOkeechobee Campus 7595 NE 128th Ave, Okeechobee, FL863-763-4224www.faithfarm.orgAccepting donations of household goods. Elliotts Pawn Shop419 W.S. Park St. € 863.763-5553W e B u y S c r a p G o l d S i l v e r a n d C o i n s Rebecca Boldt Hamilton, P.A.REBECCA H. BOLDT, Attorney at Law RICHARD W. SEYMOUR, Attorney at Law 863-467-1894 An Aordable Way to Advertise! email: okeeadsales@newszap.com 17 Okeechobee News January 22, 2014 Crossword Puzzle ACROSS 1 Revolution for Caesar? 6 Run together 10 Midnight snack 14 The Family ManŽ actress 15 Mystical letter 16 Home furnishings acronym 17 Success symbol 18 Alarm clock toggle 19 Shout to a line 20 Movie about a wacky submarine crew? 23 Give out in portions 24 Set-to 25 Quarterdeck? 28 Set the stage for 32 Carpoolers __ lane 33 Feeling when surrounded by taxis? 36 Largest of a septet 38 Tote 39 Certain surgeons concern 40 Princes request to the Pauper? 45 In addition 46 Level of importance 47 Harper Lee recluse Boo __ 49 Chicago city council mem. 50 Prepare eggs, in a way 52 Random criticisms from the Musketeers? 57 Thick-bodied fish 58 Stir up 59 Birthstones for some Scorpios 61 Farm housing 62 Letters from Hera 63 Cap 64 Like the ocean around SEALAB 65 Run like a rabbit 66 Green Goblin, to Spider-Man DOWN 1 In the vein of 2 Pond denizen 3 Role in the musical Two By TwoŽ 4 Like fliers on the windshield, usually 5 Place to start for a young music student 6 Well played!Ž 7 12 Angry MenŽ director 8 Offensive to some, briefly 9 Whyd I do that?Ž feeling 10 Trendy retailer named for its original 57th Street address 11 Gave the nod 12 Tantalizing, in a way 13 Magicians prop 21 Iconic Ingrid role 22 Mineralogist with a scale 25 Fiona of Harry PotterŽ films et al. 26 Put forth 27 Walled Spanish city 28 Desire 29 Bumpkin 30 Goddess of peace 31 Down-and-out 34 Down 35 Pint seller 37 Bible bearer, often 41 Winter season 42 Put in place 43 Pictures taken in a hosp. 44 Football helmetfeature 48 Unexpected visitor ... and a hint to 20-, 33-, 40and 52Across 50 Like some panels 51 Earthshaking 50s event 52 Slender 53 Clumsy ship 54 Edible pocket 55 Get under control 56 Unlikely 57 TV drama set in Vegas 60 Wilburs whereabouts, in Charlottes WebŽ By Bruce R. Sutphin and Doug Peterson (c)2011TribuneMediaServicesInc 11/18/11 11/18/11 ANSWER TO PREVIOUS PUZZLE: Edited by Rich Norris and Joyce Nichols Lewis xwordeditor@aol.com View obituaries from the past month at http://www.legacy.com

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Do-it-yourself publishing at Newszap.com Wedding, engagement, birth, graduation, birthday and anniversary announcements in print and online! Publish your community news item or press release. Get 100 words and one photo for only $25Visit www.newszap.com, click on your community, and then on the link for Publish Your News Buy a Home Delivery subscription for $6 a monthand receive an E-Subscription FREE* Your local news available right at your fingertips! Call (863) 763-3134 today! When you enroll in our EZPAY subscription planStay in the know with anE-subscription 19 Okeechobee News January 22, 2014 By Charles M. MurphyOkeechobee News The Okeechobee High School Brahmans boys soccer program looks to have a bright future as the younger players have shined this year on the junior varsity winning all but one of their matches and winning two tournaments. Okeechobee has defeated Martin County 2-1, St. Lucie West Centennial 5-0, Jensen Beach 1-0, Port St. Lucie 3-0, Clewiston 4-0, Clewiston 6-0, Jensen Beach 2-1, Fort Pierce Central 3-1, Sebring 2-0, and Benjamin 3-0. The team also won the battle at the Fort Tournament in Fort Pierce with a 4-0 victory over the host school and a 4-0 win over Lake Placid. The JV also won the Martin County tournament with victories over Martin County 1-0 and Ft. Pierce 2-0. Leading scorers for the team this year include Jose Jaimes, Gabriel Hernandez, Felipe Aguirre, Gustavo Mireles, Brian Delapaz, Braydon Kass, Francisco Hernandez, Alberto Diaz, Devin Hillard, Victor Nunez, Ricky Perez and Regino Garcia. The only loss came at South Fork, 3-2. The team also has ties with Sebring, 0-0, and Fort Pierce Central 3-3. OHS JV soccer team has good season By Charles M. MurphyOkeechobee News  The Okeechobee High School Wrestling Team continues to have a strong season. The team holds a record of (17-7) this y ear after a recent win, 44-30, at Sebastian River. Alex Hernandez won by pin at 145 pounds. Alex Bryan also won his weight class by pin. Logan Lipscomb also won against an opponent that defeated him twice last season. Other highlights included w ins by Matthew Lanning at 113 pounds, a w in by pin by Del no Garcia at 120 pounds, forfeit victories by Disan Hernandez at 182 pounds and Jake Menendez at 195 pounds, and a major decision by Cory Vickers at 220 pounds. Saturday, Okeechobee High School hosted the 12th annual JV Battle on the Lake Tournament with eight other squads. Okeechobee took rst place and Riverdale nished second. The Brahmans had four individual champions, Matthew Lanning at 106 pounds, Alex Bryan at 152 pounds, Joseph Turbush at 160 pounds and Jacob Dupree at 195 pounds. Coach Bruce Jahner said this is always a fun tournament as the Brahmans get to wrestle kids from across the state of Florida. Other top performances were put in by Daniel Robles, who nished second at 152 pounds, Drayton Billie, third at 138 pounds and Disan Hernandez, fourth at 170 pounds. Alex Hernandez took fth place at 145 pounds, Logan Lipscomb took fth at 170 pounds, Mikel Sadler took fourth at heavyweight and Matt Riley took sixth at 138 pounds. This is the last week of the regular season for the Brahman grapplers.  OHS Bowling Coach Carole Olney reported that several Okeechobee female bowlers did well Saturday at the Martin County Women’s Championship Tournament at Stuart Bowl. Mary Hunter and Tina Odell took rst in doubles. T.J. Anderson and Olney placed second. Carole Olney was the overall champion. Anderson and Olney took third place in another team event. Okeechobee Sports News in Brief Motorcycle giveaway fundraiser helps local womanA 1996 Harley-Davidson Dyna Low Rider motorcycle, and a drive-on trailer, is being given away as part of a fundraiser to bene t 21-year-old Casey Lawrence of Okeechobee. Tickets are being sold for $25 each. The winning ticket will be drawn by Ms. Lawrence on April 12 during the Okeechobee Bike Fest event at the Cypress Hut Eagles Lodge, 4701 U.S. 441 S.E. To purchase a ticket, contact : Marc Sandlin at The Style Studio, 863697-1321; Matt Buxton at Buxton & Bass Funeral Home, 863-634-3706; or, Frank DeCarlo at American Drilling Services, 863-634-1595. The motorcycle can be seen at The Style Studio, 1600 S.R. 70 E.Blood drives planned in OkeechobeeBlood drives will be held in Okeechobee in January at the following locations:  Thursday, Jan. 23 -Okeechobee High School, 7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.;  Saturday, Jan. 25 -Buckhead Ridge Cat sh Festival, Hwy 78, 10 a.m.;  Saturday, Jan. 25 -Okeechobee Health Expo, Ag Center, 10 a.m.; and,  Friday, Jan. 31 -Big O Campground, Hwy 78, time TBA.Real Life Children’s Ranch hosts a yard saleStarting Jan. 8, Real Life Children’s Ranch Yard Sale will be open Wednesday through Friday, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Come on out for great bargains.

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