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Wednesday, February 5, 2014 50¢ Plus tax V ol. 105 No. 16 13.96 feetLast Year: 14.56 feet Lake Levels S ource: South Florida Water M anagement District. Depth given in feet above sea level See page 4 for information about how to contact this newspaper.Miss American Legion crowned ... Page 3 Fire destroys mobile home ... Page 10 Special to the Okeechobee NewsOkeechobee High School senior Tiffany Bowers placed third in the Florida Girls Wrestling State Finals. By Charles M. MurphyOkeechobee News OHS senior Tiffany Bowers nished third at the Florida Girls Wrestling State Finals in Jan. 26 in Kissimmee. Bowers competed in the 97 pound weight division with 14 other wrestlers. Bowers won three of four matches at the state tournament. She took home the bronze medal with a 10-8 overtime win. "I think I did pretty well. It was a tough tournament but I came out on top," Bowers said. Bowers said the competition was harder than she expected. She also said it was different having a huge crowd watching because her rst match was the only one on the mats at that time. It didn't bother Bowers though as she immediately got a take down and two points and went on to pin her opponent in 44 seconds. In the second match, Bowers beat an opponent who had defeated her earlier in January at a tournament. In the last match for third place, OHS wrestler places 3rd in state tourneySee BOWERS — Page 5 By Charles M. MurphyOkeechobee News Do you know a dead beat parent? It is likely that you know someone who isn't paying their child support if you live in Okeechobee County. According to the Florida Department of Revenue, 1,035 parents in Okeechobee County are due support or have a court order for support this year. In the 2012-2013 scal years, these parents were owed $5.57 million. Renee Waters, chief of public information for the DOR, said onein-three of these parents did not receive the support, a total owed o f over $1.8 million. Glades County fared a little betMillions owed in child supportSee SUPPORT — Page 5 By Eric KoppOkeechobee News A local man who was stabbed in the throat with a broken beer bottle last week is expected to survive, said a sheriff's of ce detective. The victim is in stable but serious condition at Lawnwood Regional Medical Center in Fort Pierce, said Detective Corporal Ted Van Deman of the Okeechobee Count y Sheriff's Of ce (OCSO) on Tuesda y afternoon. Abel Zelaya-Hernandez, 39, S.W. Seventh St., Miami, was arrested Thursday, Jan. 30, on a felon y charge of attempted murder. He is Stabbing victim in stable conditionSee STABBING — Page 5 By Charles M. MurphyOkeechobee News The Florida Department of Economic Opportunity reported 103 fewer Okeechobee residents collected unemployment bene ts in December as the rate fell in the county to 7.3 percent. Okeechobee stood 10th among Florida counties in jobless rates. In November, 1,434 residents collected bene ts and 1,331 collected in December. The rate in December stood at 8 percent. Glades County reported jobless rates of 7.8 percent in December which compared to 7.4 percent in November. The report said 357 residents collected bene ts in December and 379 in November. The employment picture in both Jobless rate declinesSee JOBS — Page 5

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The Florida Forest Service battled eight brush res in Okeechobee County in January according to Melissa Yunas of the Florida Forest Service: Jan. 6, Boney Road, 0.1 Acres; caused by agriculture equipment; Jan. 7, 11455 N.E. 54th Court, 0.5 acres; caused by reworks; Jan. 18, Two Mile Road on the Peavine, 2.8 acres; caused by a camp re; Jan. 19, off Micco Bluff Road at 28322 N.W. 160th Street, 15 acres; cause unknown; Jan. 22, Micco Bluf Road, 32 acres; caused by farm equipment; Jan. 27, 33285 441 N., 35 acres; caused by a non-authorized debris burn; Jan. 27, Dewberry Gardens, 0.5 acres; caused by non-authorized debris burn; Jan. 28, Eagle Island Road, 5 acres; caused by agricultural equipment.Protect your home from reWild res start out small and with every passing cold front the vegetation dries out even further then res start to get larger, said Ms. Yunas. The grass initially dries out then dies. "Grass res can destroy homes, equipment, sheds, fences and more. We are in dry season and without steady rainfall the shrubs and the trees start to lose moisture. Now that the grass is dyeing, I really want to stress to homeowners to protect their homes BEFORE a wild re occurs again," she stated. Property owners can help prevent wild res by keeping your yard lean, clean, and green: Lean Trim vegetation away from home; Clean No accumulation of dead vegetation or ammable debris; and, Green Less ammable plants that are healthy, watered and green during dry season. If you live near nature, then you can be at risk for wild re danger. Take the time to remove anything that will burn from your roof and gutters. That includes pine needles, leaves, small twigs, and palm fronds. Be sure there is nothing ammable against the sides of your home. Be sure to use plants that are not highly ammable around your home. Keep the area within 30 feet of your home picked up, mowed, and watered within the guidelines of local water management.Where there's re, there is smokeWhere there is re, there is ultimately smoke, and smoke does not mix well with safe driving. Unforeseen changes in weather may create conditions where visibility on roadways is seriously impaired. Under these conditions drivers need to be cautious. The best decision is not to drive in fog or smoke. If you must drive under these conditions, there are actions that every driver should take to protect themselves and their passengers: Slow down; Use windshield wipers in heavy fog; Turn on your low-beam headlights; and, Report the hazards to 911. Smoke from wild res is a mixture of gases and ne particles from burning trees and other plant materials. Smoke can hurt your eyes, irritate your respiratory system and worsen chronic heart and lung diseases. Fortunately, most persons who are exposed to thick smoke will not have health problems. How much and how long you are exposed to the smoke, as well as your age and degree of susceptibility play a role in determining whether or not someone will experience smoke-related problems. If you are experiencing serious medical problems for any reason, seek medical treatment immediately. For more tips: www.FreshFromFlorida. com search "Smoke Brochure." Today: Partly cloudy early with thunderstorms becoming likely during the afternoon. High 82F. Winds SSW at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 90%. Tonight: Scattered thunderstorms in the evening with some fog possible late. Low 66F. Winds light and variable. Chance of rain 60%.Extended ForecastThursday: Considerable cloudiness. Occasional rain showers in the afternoon. High near 75F. Winds NNE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 40%. Thursday Night: Cloudy early with partial clearing expected late. Low 63F. Winds NNE at 5 to 10 mph. Friday: Mostly cloudy with some showers in the afternoon. High 82F. Winds light and variable. Chance of rain 50%. Friday Night: A few clouds. Low near 65F. Winds light and variable. Saturday: Partly cloudy skies. High 84F. Winds SSE at 5 to 10 mph. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Walpole Feed & Supply Co. DE W O R MYO U RCA T T L ETH EEA S YWA YWI T HOU RNE WSA F E-G U A R D C C a t t l e C u b e s S a f e g u a r dM o l a s s e s B l o c k s S a f e g u a r dM o l a s s e s S t o p I n F o r D e t a i l s Hwy. 98 N. Okeechobee 7 6 3 6 9 0 5 Always on Top of the JobŽRe-Roofing Specialists€ Metal & Shingle Roofs € Flats & Leaks Repair FREE ESTIMATES863-357-3838State Lic.#CCC1327338 2 Okeechobee News February 5, 2014 Okeechobee Forecast The Florida Department of Transportation advises motorists to drive carefully in areas where road construction or maintenance is under way. Roadwork scheduled in Okeechobee includes: U.S. 98 (SR 700): Maintenance project: Crews will be trimming low hanging tree branches as needed from the Okeechobee city limits to the Okeechobee County line. No lane closures are expected however, motorists should drive with caution.  SR 78 from Okeechobee County line to Lemkin Creek Bridge: Construction project: Expect lane closures Monday through Friday as crews begin work on the shoulders and install guardrail. Flaggers will be directing traf c. Motorists should use caution, be prepared to stop and add additional time in their schedule to reach their destination. Project improvements include removing and replacing the existing asphalt, adding shoulders, replacing guardrail, and signing and pavement markings. The project is expected to be completed by spring 2014. The contractor is Lawrence Lynch Corp. Road Watch Dry season brings danger of local wild res

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Residential Commercial FREE EstimatesRoofing with the name you trust!Licensed and Insured St. Lic. CCC046939Dont make a Mistake! Call Big Lake 863-763-ROOF (7663) & REPAIRSROOFING 3 Okeechobee News February 5, 2014 Special to the Okeechobee News/ Bobbi PooleAmerican Legion Post 64 pageant winnersLeft: Tabetha Tabor, 17 was crowned Miss American Legion on Thursday, Jan. 30. The strong willed, optimistic Tabetha is the stat girl for the Okeechobee High School wrestling team. Her goal is to be a famous cake designer. Center: The Miss American Legion runner-up is Apolonia Nunez, 14. She enjoys kick-boxing and working with cross t. Her hobbies include cooking and exercising. Her accomplishments include winning the Tropicana Speech award, and NAGA. Her goal in life is to go to West Point. Right: Miss Kayla Waldrop, 18, is second runner-up of the recent American Legion Post 64 pageant. She attends Okeechobee High School and is a senior this year. Kayla is a member of the National Honor Society. She works at Winn-Dixie and assists in hospital fundraisers and activities and doing 5K walks and runs. Her goal is to become a pharmacist, to care for others. Gordie Peer will host the 14th Annual Ropers’ Get Together and Cowboy Schoolhouse Feb. 6-9 at his VP Ranch, 2176 N.W. 50th Ave., in Okeechobee. The event will include trick roping, knife and hatchet throwing, archery, yodeling and lots of story telling. The weekend will include basic instruction for novices and competitions for those more advanced in the cowboy skills. Registration w ill be open Thursday at the ranch. Events are scheduled from 9 a.m. Thursday through Saturday. Price, including some meals, is $50 for the weekend for individuals or $90 for a couple. Prices for a single day admission are also available. On Friday night, the public is invited to join the fun for a camp re from 6 to 8 p.m. The camp re will feature entertainment, music, stories and cowboy coffee. There is no charge and Okeechobee area residents are welcome to come and join in the fun, said Mr. Peer. Cowboy gathering this weekend Advisory board neededThe Okeechobee High School automotive class is looking for community business leaders, members of the public and parents of current automotive students to become members of the advisory board. The board meets a minimum of two times a year and discusses ideas, and class progress. They ask, and need, input for what to focus on throughout the school year. This is very helpful in making productive employees. For information, contact Jason Anderson at 863-634-5272 or 863-462-5025, ext. 1801.

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Thoughts to ponder I am at the age that sometimes my train of thought leaves the station without me.  When you hear kids say, “there’s nothing to do” remember these words written by J udge Phillip B Gilliam of Denver, Colorado, in a letter published on Dec. 17, 1959: “Always w e hear the cry from teenagers, ‘What can w e do, where can we go?’ My answer is this: Go home, mow the lawn, wash the windows, learn to cook, build a raft, get a job, visit the sick, study your lessons, and after you’ve nished, read a book. Your town does not owe y ou recreational facilities and your parents do not owe you fun. The world does not owe you a living, you owe the world something. You owe it your time, energy and talent so that no one will be at war, in poverty or sick and lonely again. In other words, grow up, stop being a cry baby, get out of your dream world and develop a backbone, not a wishbone. Start behaving like a responsible person. You are important and you are needed. It’s too late to sit around and wait for somebody to do something someday. Someday is now and that somebody is you.” Teacher Teachers are supposed to be role models. I am extremely disappointed to learn a teacher was apparently drunk at school, smelling of alcohol, unable to walk without assistance. What kind of example is that?  If this was a student, they would have immediately been expelled.  Be careful not to assume all teachers are bad because of this one! There are a few bad apples in every profession. I see lawyers, congressmen, priests and cops getting busted too! That doesn’t mean all of them are bad, right?  This stuff happens everywhere. Her previous issue was wiped clean and she was reinstated. That’s not an Okeechobee thing, that kind of stuff happens other places too. I had great teachers in Okeechobee and am proud to say I grew up here. I do however agree that this teacher needs help.  Once someone is found to be intoxicated in a classroom, their teaching privileges need to be taken away. This is ridiculous. February 5, 2014 4 Okeechobee News OPINION Public Forum/Speak Out 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!  Big Congratulations to Tin Fish Restaurant from the chamber! A grand opening is planned for Feb. 5, from 4-6 p.m. Tin Fish Restaurant is located at 301 N. Parrott Ave. RSVP requested to 863-467-6246.  “Cupid’s Corner Marketplace” Valentine’s Day 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.  On Feb. 26, the Chamber of Commerce of Okeechobee County will hold its Quarterly Business Exchange Luncheon from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Indian River State College. We will have speakers from Edwards Jones Investments, The Small Business Association and our Gold Sponsor Tobacco Free Partnership. That will conclude the chamber events for this month; however, we encourage you to check out our community calendar at www.okeechobeebusiness.com for more events as they become available in the community and in the chamber. Please remember to RSVP for each of the above events to reserve your spot. If you are interested in SPONSORING any of the chamber events, please contact Mariah at 863-467-6246 or info@okeechobeebusiness.com. I look forward to seeing you at our events!! Executive Director Antoinette Rodriguez antoinette@okeechobeebusiness.com Chamber of Commerce News By Kim Thomas, RNFlorida Department of Health in Okeechobee County Folate is an essential vitamin (Vitamin B9) found primarily in green leafy vegetables. It plays a pivotal role in many cellular processes, boosts heart health and may decrease risk of heart attacks. Folate also helps maintain and repair DNA w hich helps to prevent cancer and slow aging. Studies also suggest that consuming adequate amounts of Folate over a period of at least 10 years results in lowering your risk of contracting Alzheimer’s Disease. Some people at risk of inadequate folate are:  Alcoholics Alcohol interferes with absorption of folate and increases excretion of folate by the kidneys;  Pregnant and Lactating Women Women who are about to become, or are, pregnant need to be sure they have adequate folate in order to reduce risk of premature births, underweight births, and neural tube defects in their infants;  People with Malabsorption;  People on Kidney Dialysis;  People with Liver Disease;  People with certain anemias;  People taking certain medications such: as Anticonvulsants like dilantin, phenytoin, and primidone; Metformin, often used for type II diabetes; Sulfasalazine or possibly other anti-ulcer, anti-in ammatory medications; Triamterene, a diuretic; Methotrexate used for cancer and rheumatoid arthritis; and, barbiturates, used as sedatives.How to add folate to your dietSince 1998, the FDA has required that folic acid, the synthetic form of folate, be added to all enriched cereal and grain products. People who do not often eat forti ed foods need to make sure they get enough folate from natural sources, such as beans, spinach, broccoli, lentils, asparagus, tropical fruits, oranges, sun ower seeds, nuts, avocado, bread, and lettuces like Romaine, Arugula, and Endive. Sources: GB HealthWatch; Healthaliciousness.com. W hat is folate and why do we need it for good health? Get your art on Okeechobee!Okeechobee Main Street is proud to present the Top of the Lake Art Fest coming up this weekend Saturday, Feb. 8, and Sunday, Feb. 9. The festival will begin each day at 10 a.m. and continue till 4 p.m. We will have a wide variety of art available for viewing as well as for sale, beginning each day with a walk through, with art from students to adults and in all facets of the art world. Sponsors are still coming in but so far we have Flower Petals, Dairy Queen, Mims Veterinary Hospital, Carroll and Louise Head, Fawn’s Studio, Monrad and Gwen Chandler, Florida Outdoors RV, CenterState Band, Fine Arts Club of Okeechobee, George and Mary Beth Cooper, Ameriprise, Toni’s Chic Boutique, Bridgette Waldau Studio of Art and Coldwell Banker Berger Real Estate. Stay around for the Battle of the Bands being sponsored by Eli’s Western Wear on Saturday beginning at 11 a.m. The art fest continues on Sunday with art in the spotlight then the pets have the stage beginning at 1 p.m. with registration beginning at noon. Pre registration is $10, registration the day of the event is $15 for your pawfect pet. Our corporate sponsor for the Paws In The Park is the Petco Foundation where with their help we will give out great prizes for the pet show! Our local sponsors for the Paws In The Park are Bandanas and Bows, Bella Rose Day Spa, Katie’s Pet Parlor and Okeechobee Claws and Paws. We will have Petco representatives coming out with giveaways and Bandanas and Bows will have the Pet Kiss products available as well! Don’t miss a great weekend of local and surrounding artists, prizes, music and pets! For more information, contact Main Street at 863-357-6246 or www.okeechobeemainstreet.org. Thank you Executive Director Sharie Turgeon Okeechobee Main Street Letters to the editor

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Many newspaper owners have a hidden agendaŽ „ whether it is political, economic or to promote the publishers cronies. Not us. Were owned by a unique non-profit journalistic trust. Our ONLY mission is to provide the information and understanding citizens need to make intelligent decisions about public issues. In doing so, we strive to report the news with honesty, accuracy, fairness, objectivity, fearlessness and compassion. How are we doing? Let us know by emailing feedback@newszap.com or calling your editor.Community Service Through Journalism 5 Okeechobee News February 5, 2014 ter as $849,244 was owed to parents while $591,606, was collected. Still 30 percent of parents in Glades County due support, did not receive it. Ms. Waters said they constantly monitor cases in an effort to help these parents get the money they are due. “If payments are not made as ordered, enforcement actions are initiated. Enforcement actions depend on the information available on the parent who owes support,” she added. To implement wage withholding the state must know the current employer. To suspend the parent’s driver’s license, the parent must have an active license. All the enforcement actions also need an accurate address. Ms. Waters said at this time the child support program is not aware of any parents who have been arrested and/or criminally prosecuted for the non-payment of child support in either Glades or Okeechobee counties. Her advice to parents is to always provide as much information as you can to the child support program. “Sometimes they may know that the parent got a new job or car before the information is reported to us through federal and state data bases. Having the parent provide us this information could result in enforcement actions being taken more quickly,” she added. More information about the program can be obtained on the website https://childsupport.state. .us/introduction RD.aspx. The Florida average of non-collected support is 31 percent. The U.S. Census Bureau reports $14 billion is owed by non-custodial parents. SUPPORTContinued From Page 1 being held in the Okeechobee County Jail on $500,000 bond. According to an arrest report by OCSO Detective Mark Shireman the two men were drinking beer in a convenience store on S.R. 70 W. and apparently began ghting around 1:34 p.m. Witnesses said the two men work together but do not get along. “The suspect causes problems for the v ictim at work,” stated Detective Shireman. The detective’s report stated Zelaya-Hernandez initially tried to cut the 21-year-old v ictim’s throat with a knife. But when the v ictim successfully defended himself from that attack, Zelaya-Hernandez broke a beer bottle and stabbed the victim in the neck/upper chest area, continued the report. Detective Shireman went on to state in his report that the wound to the victim’s throat was so close to the carotid artery “... the artery could be seen throbbing through the wound.” Apparently the two men had been involved in a physical altercation prior to the alleged stabbing. At some point the victim walked away from Zelaya-Hernandez and started talking to another man in the Mi Pueblo Convenience Store. “It should be noted that there was a route of escape at this point for the suspect and he failed to use that option. Instead, he removed a pocket knife from his pocket, opened it and approached the victim from behind,” Detective Shireman stated. Zelaya-Hernandez approached the victim from behind and tried to cut his throat, pointed out the arrest report. The detective went on to point out that in-store surveillance video “.. clearly shows that this knife attack was not necessary and was not self-defense.” Detective Shireman said Tuesday afternoon, Feb. 4, that OCSO investigators have not yet been able to speak with the victim. STABBINGContinued From Page 1 Bowers trailed at one point 5-2, but didn’t get rattled and rallied to tie before winning in overtime. Bowers dedicated her wrestling career to her brother Tony Bowers, who suffers from cancer. She said it was kind of sad to end her high school career but was glad that she improved her performance at the state nals. “I nished in fth place at the tournament my sophomore year and my goal was to improve on that. I’m glad I did better this time,” she added. “There were a lot of people there and it was kind of nerve racking.” Bowers was the only girl to wrestle at OHS in the past few years. She said she recommends the sport to other girls and encourages them to give it a try. She admitted it was tough to go through so many coaches but did thank coach Bruce Jahner for his guidance and assistance over the past four years. Bowers plans to major in biology in college and would like to become a pediatric oncologist and work with children who suffer from cancer. BOWERSContinued From Page 1 The following individuals were arrested on felony or driving under the in uence (DUI) charges by the Okeechobee County Sheriff's Of ce (OCSO), the Okeechobee City Police Department (OCPD), the Florida Highw ay Patrol (FHP), the Florida Fish and W ildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) or the Department of Corrections (DOC).  Justin Blake Chavers, 24, S.R. 70 W., Okeechobee, was arrested Jan. 31 by Deputy Corporal Aric Majere on an Okeechobee County warrant charging him with the felonies of grand theft (two counts). His bond was set at $10,000.  Tammy Genesse Hammock, 45, S.E. 28th St., Okeechobee, was arrested Jan. 31 by Deputy Steven Pollock on a misdemeanor charge of refusal to submit to a driving under the in uence test. Her bond was set at $500.  Keith Daniels Billie, 42, Harney Canal Road, Okeechobee, was arrested Feb. 1 by Deputy Corporal Shane Snyder on a misdemeanor charge of driving under the in uence. His bond was set at $500.  Wendell Sherman Calkins Jr., 43, N.E. 207th St., Okeechobee, was arrested Feb. 1 by Deputy Paul Jackson on a felony charge of aggravated battery with a deadly weapon. His bond was set at $5,000.  Vladimil Cruz, 31, N.W. 250th St., Okeechobee, was arrested Feb. 3 by Deputy Megan Holroyd on a Pinellas County warrant charging him with the felonies of violation of probation sexual battery and violation of probation burglary. He is being held without bond. This column lists arrests and not convictions, unless otherwise stated. Anyone listed here who is later found innocent or has had the charges against them dropped is welcome to inform this newspaper. The information will be con rmed and printed. A rrest Report counties has improved since December of 2012. Last year, the jobless rate was 8.4 percent with 407 residents collecting bene ts in Glades County and was 9.2 percent in Okeechobee as 1,701 residents collected bene ts over the time period. The Florida rate last month stood at 5.9 percent. The national level stood at 6.5 percent. Around the region Highlands County had 7 percent, Hendry 10.2 percent, St. Lucie 7.7 percent, Osceola, 6.2 percent, Martin 6.3 percent, Palm Beach 6 percent and Indian River 7.1 percent unemployment rates in December. JOBSContinued From Page 1 Bene t aids burn victimThe Okeechobee City Police Department (OCPD) and the Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Of ce (OCSO) will take part in a celebrity server night Wednesday, Feb. 12 from 5 until 8 p.m. to bene t Walter Morgan, 19. The teen was injured while lighting a camp re and received thirddegree burns over 85 percent of his body. He is the son of OCPD Detective Scott Morgan. The Golden Corral Restaurant, 700 S. Parrott Ave., will host the event. Tickets are $11 in advance or $14.50 at the door and will include dinner and a drink. For information contact: Michele or Connie at the sheriff’s of ce, 863-763-3117; or Bettye Taylor or Kelley Margerum at the police department, 863-763-5521. Walter is a patient at Tampa General Hospital and is currently in the intensive care-burn unit. All proceeds will help defray his mounting medical expenses.

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Eagles offering dinnersThe Cypress Hut Eagles 4509 will serve a spaghetti and meatball dinner Wednesday, Feb. 5, by Carla. On Thursday, Feb. 6, a beef stroganoff dinner will be served. The public is invited to both. Dinner is served starting at 5 p.m. Proceeds from these events go to community and national charity funds. For information, call the Cypress Hut Eagles at 863-467-1154.Hospice yard sale plannedHospice, at 411 S.E. Fourth St., will host a y ard sale Wednesday, Feb. 5 and Thursday, Feb. 6 from 8 a.m. until noon. Lots of new and used items will be sold. Donations are accepted daily.Group’s board to meetThe Okeechobee Healthy Start Coalition board of directors will meet Wednesday, Feb. 5 at 11 a.m. at their of ce located in the W hite House Plaza, 1132 S. Parrott Ave. The meeting is open to the public. The coalition is part of a statewide network responsible for planning and implementing services for pregnant women and infants. The coalition is made up of citizens interested in promoting healthy families and healthy outcomes for babies in Okeechobee. For information, contact executive director Kay Begin at 863462-5877.Library hosts book signingOn Thursday, Feb. 6 at 5:30 p.m., Jerry Ferrara will present his new book, "Vito's Revenge" at the Okeechobee County Library. "Vito's Revenge" is the sequel to "The Rock-o File." With a colorful cast of dogs and a good moral to chew on, this suspenseful and rollicking series was created for children and dog-loving adults. A book signing follows Mr. Ferrara's program. For information, call the library at 863-763-3536.Quarter auction is Feb. 8Okeechobee Women of the Moose, 159 N.W. 36th St., Chapter 956, is sponsoring a quarter auction Saturday, Feb. 8 at 6 p.m. It is open to the public. Food will be available, door prizes will be given away. The Moose is now serving Sunday breakfast from 8 until 11 a.m. in the dining room only. Social quarters will open at 1 p.m. On Thursday, bingo starts at 1 p.m., and lunch will be available. On Friday, bingo bonanza starts at 6:30 p.m. Proceeds go to support Moose charities programs.Theater events plannedThe Okeechobee County Public Library w ill host two musical theater presentations Saturday, Feb. 8 starting at 1 p.m. The event w ill feature the third extract from the "Cabaret-Sinatra Era," which will be followed by "A Tribute to Stephen Sondheim, Part 1."Elks hosting showThe Bud and Donna Show will be held Saturday, Feb. 8 from 7 until 9 p.m. at the VFW Lodge on U.S. 441 S. and will be sponsored by Elks Lodge #2871. Admission for the show will be a $10 donation, with all proceeds going to Elks charities. For information or tickets, call Jim at 863-623-5161.Masons hold breakfastThe Masonic Lodge, 107 N.W. Fifth St., will host a breakfast with all the xings Sunday, Feb. 9 for $6 per plate. The public is welcomed and carry-out is available. Breakfast will be served from 8 until 11 a.m. All proceeds go to local Mason giving.Legion offers Sunday bingoAmerican Legion Post 64 will host Sunday night bingo Feb. 9 starting at 6:30 p.m. Doors will open at 5 p.m. in the bingo area. The kitchen will offer a limited menu. Payoffs will be determined by player attendance. All proceeds to bene t the American Legion veterans programs. The event is open to the public. The American Legion now has free WIFI in the lounge and dining room.Retired Educators to meetThe Okeechobee Retired Educators will meet Monday, Feb. 10 at 11 a.m. in the meeting room of Beef O'Brady's,608 S. Parrott Ave. Members need to bring their volunteer hours log, books to donate to Hooked on Books and any school supplies intended for donation to Lee Jolicoeur's Haiti mission. Any retired educator is invited.Brat club to host danceThe Okeechobee B.R.A.T. Club will host a Black and White Teen Dance Party at the Okeechobee Freshman Campus, 610 S.W. Second Ave., Saturday, Feb. 15 from 7 to 10 p.m. The dance is for students ages 1216. The cost is $7 and includes pizza, soda and chips. Boys are to wear black, and girls are to wear white. For information, contact Allison Chandler at 863-697-9096. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 florida.newszap.com Check out these new features: • Daily Local News Updates • New interactive and easy to navigate format • Plus much, much more!Come see for yourself! 6 Okeechobee News February 5, 2014 C ommunity Events Brought to you by:“Your Air Conditioning and Plumbing Specialist”863.763.6461Lic#CAC1817236 Special to the Okeechobee News/ SESCentral Elementary Students of the WeekCongratulations to the Students of the Week at South Elementary School for the week of Jan. 24. They are: Eduardo Alavez Bocardo, Juan Sanchez, Nevaeh Russo, Devon Ferrell, Cameron Arnold, Jacqueline Urbina-Urieta, Jaqueline Mandujano Denova, Eli Hancock, Ellie Gayford, Kaylin Dotson, JD Oden, Landyn Jones, Ashley Phares, Devin Figueroa and Ruby Anselmo. Special to the Okeechobee News/ YMSYMS Students of the weekYearling Middle School is proud to announce our students of the week for Jan. 7: Jo’Dejah Sewell, Thomas Garcia, Madison Busbin and Tyler Tucker.

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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 Running of the BullsŽ5K Run/Walk Beneting the OHS Baseball Team Agri-Civic Center & Fairgrounds Saturday, Feburary 15 at 8:00 am Register by Contacting any OHS Baseball Player/ Coach or visiting one of the following locationsFastbreak Marathon Gas Station 1505 SR 78 West Everglades Pediatrics2029 US Hwy 441 Ne Hideaway Drive ru 3001 SW 3rd TerraceHead Coach: Eric Kindell (863) 634-9033 $25 per Single Runner $50 per Family of 4 or fewerReceive a Free T-Shirt the morning of the race!! 7 Okeechobee News February 5, 2014 The Florida Division of Emergency Management (FDEM) announced Tuesday that Florida residents and businesses affected by the storm system that destroyed personal property and businesses on Jan. 9 10 can now apply for low-interest disaster loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration. SBA loans are available to residents of Palm Beach, Broward, Glades, Hendry, Martin and Okeechobee counties. Acting Administrator Jeanne A. Hulit made the loans available in response to a letter from Gov. Rick Scott on Jan. 28, requesting a disaster declaration by the SBA. The declaration covers Palm Beach County and the adjacent counties of Broward, Glades, Hendry, Martin and Okeechobee. “The SBA declaration and subsequent low-interest loans will be a tremendous bene t to the people affected as they move forward to repair and replace the damage caused by this storm,” said FDEM Director, Bryan W. Koon. Loans up to $200,000 are available to homeowners to repair or replace damaged or destroyed real estate. Homeowners and renters are eligible for loans up to $40,000 to repair or replace damaged or destroyed personal property. SBA’s customer service representatives are available at the Disaster Loan Outreach Center (DLOC) to answer questions about the disaster loan program and help individuals complete their applications. The DLOC is in Palm Beach County, Hagen Ranch Road Branch Library, 14350 Hagen Ranch Road, Delray Beach, on Wednesday, Feb. 5 through Thursday, Feb. 13, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and on Saturday, Feb. 8, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Businesses and non-pro t organizations of any size may borrow up to $2 million to repair or replace damaged or destroyed real estate, machinery and equipment, inventory, and other business assets. Applicants may be eligible for a loan amount increase up to 20 percent of their physical damages, as veri ed by the SBA, to make improvements that help prevent the risk of future property damage caused by a similar disaster. For small businesses, small agricultural cooperatives, small aquaculture businesses and most private non-pro t organizations of all sizes, the SBA offers Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDLs) to help meet working capital needs caused by the disaster. EIDL assistance is available regardless of whether the business suffered any physical property damage. Interest rates are as low as 2.250 percent for homeowners and renters, 2.625 percent for non-pro t organizations and 4 percent for businesses with terms up to 30 years. Loan amounts and terms are set by the SBA and are based on each applicant’s nancial condition. Applicants may apply online using the Electronic Loan Application (ELA) via SBA’s secure website at https://disasterloan.sba. gov/ela. Individuals and businesses unable to visit the center may also obtain information and loan applications by calling the SBA’s Customer Service Center at 1-800-6592955 (1-800-877-8339 for the deaf and hardof-hearing), or by emailing disastercustomerservice@sba.gov. Loan applications can also be downloaded at www.sba.gov/disaster. Completed applications should be returned to the center or mailed to: U.S. Small Business Administration, Processing and Disbursement Center, 14925 Kingsport Road, Fort Worth, TX 76155. Small business administration grants available for Okeechobee Free tax preparation help offered through AARPFree tax preparation and eling by AARP Taxaide volunteers begins Monday, Feb. 10 at the American Legion, 501 S.E. Second St. (east side entrance), on Monday and Tuesday from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. You must bring photo identi cation, Social Security cards for all dependents, last year’s tax return and all 2013 nancial papers. No appointment is necessary. You will be helped on a rst come, rst served, basis. Doors open at 8:45 a.m. Do not call the American Legion. For information, call 863-357-1694 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.

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The most common cause of chronic hip pain and disability is arthritis. Osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and traumatic arthritis are the most common forms of this disease. Hip replacement surgery helps more than 200,000 Americans each y ear to relieve their hip pain, and get back to enjoying normal, everyday activities. Total hip replacement surgery almost always: € Stops or greatly reduces hip pain. Even the pain from surgery should go away within weeks. € Increases leg strength. Without hip pain, youll be able to use your legs more. This will build up your muscles. € Improves quality of life by allowing you to do daily tasks and low-impact activities in greater comfort.Hip Replacement Surgery Helps Thousands Annually € Provides years of easier movement. Most total hip replacements last for many years. Dont let hip pain keep you from what you enjoy doing. You may live for scenic walks, playing doubles with friends or swimming laps in the pool. Dont let hip pain stop you from moving! Get the treatment you need to comfortably move with ease. Dr. Benjamin Epstein, Board Certi“ ed Orthopaedic Surgeon with Orthopaedic Specialists at Raulerson explains My patients seeking relief from joint pain love having access to great orthopaedic care, right here in Okeechobee.Ž No more traveling great distances and inconveniencing yourself and others. The orthopaedic procedures you require are available in your very own community. If hip pain is keeping you from everyday activities and the weekend recreation you cannot live without, trust an experienced, Board Certi“ ed physician to help you love your joints again … sooner. 8 Okeechobee News February 5, 2014 Note: An Okeechob ee Church Directory is n ow available at Florida. N ewszap.com with add resses and service times f or local churches, or go t o www.newszap.com/ okeechobeechurches. Send a dditions or corrections f or the online directory to okeenews@newszap.com, or ll out the form prov ided on the website. The Okeechobee News welc omes news from area c hurches for this weekly c olumn. E-mail okeenews@newszap. c om. A revival with Bennie and Tammy Jones is planned at Point of Light Fellowship Church 15399 Hwy 78, in Lakeport Wednesday, Feb. 5, at 6:30 p.m. Sacred Heart Catholic Church 901 S.W. Sixth St., will present The Music Ministry of Santos on Thursday, Feb. 6, at 7 p.m. For more information, call 863-7633727. Westside Christian Church 8082 State SR 70 West will host a revival services Feb. 9-16 at 6 p.m. each night. Treasure Island Baptist Church 4209 S.E. Hwy. 441, will host the Trust Quartet on Sunday, Feb. 9 at 10:30 a.m. The Okeechobee Church of God 301 N.E. 4th Ave., will host guest speakers at a revival meeting with Bennie Jones on Sunday, Feb. 9, at 10:45 a.m. and 6 p.m. and Monday thru Wednesday, Feb. 10-12, at 7 p.m. each night. The Okeechobee Church of the Nazarene 425 S.W. 28th St., will present a Southern Gospel Concert Sunday, Feb. 9, at 2 p.m., featuring The PERRYS. For more information, call 863-763-3519 or 863-763-7113. The youth group at Believers Fellowship Church will host their third annual Love Banquet and Gospel Sing on Feb. 14. The banquet starts at 6 p.m., and the sing starts at 7:30 p.m. The public is invited but seating is limited for the meal. Meal is barbecued chicken or ribs with all the xin's for a donation for $10. All proceeds raised will send the youth group to Christian Summer Camp. Please RSVP for the meal by Tuesday Feb. 11. Call 863-634-0515 or 863-634-4327. Love Jesus? Every Monday morning, 8 a.m. at Hampton Inn, there is a Bible stud y held and you are invited. It is free if you don't eat, or you can have a great breakfast for onl y $5. Brandon Tucker and Pastor Jim Benton are the speakers. More questions? Call 863532-2482. 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 Monda y 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. Local churches host special programs and guest speakers

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By Charles M. MurphyOkeechobee News Okeechobee club soccer is getting ready for another strong year and will hold signups this week, Feb. 5-8. Registration for players takes place W ednesday, Thursday and Friday from 4-until 7:30 p.m. and Saturday from 10 until 2 p.m. at 108 S.E. Fifth Ave. at Andy Kasella Construction. Boys and girls compete in an 8 and under team and up to 18 years of age. The cost is $60 per player. The club soccer program had an excellent 2013 season. The 18 and under team nished in second place, the 16 and under team took third place, the under 14 team w as league champions and the 8 and under team nished in fth place. Giovanny Garcia scored the most goals for the 14 and under team with 13. Jose Ponce De Leon scored 10 goals to lead the 18 and under squad. Andy Kasella was honored as Coach of the Year for the 14 and under team. Okeechobee club soccer is a travel ball team. They compete with such teams as Lehigh Acres, Fort Myers, LaBelle, Bonita Springs, Cape Coral, Clewiston and Naples. They compete in the Univision Copa Infantil 2014 League. The team will host matches at the Okeechobee Sports complex again this year. Tentative dates are April 5 and May 15, 2014. For more information call 863-634-7849. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 REHAB THERAPY/ NURSING HOME We Love to We Love to Care! Care! 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Deputy Holden stated when he arrived at the scene, he found the victim was in and out of consciousness. Emergency medical personnel were also at the scene. A landing zone was established at the Kissimmee State Park and the victim was then airlifted to Lawnwood Regional Medical Center. Deputy Holden did not know the extent of her injuries at the time he penned his report. W oman hurt w hen thrown from a horse By Charles M. MurphyOkeechobee News No injuries were reported after a singlewide mobile home was destroyed by re on Jan. 31 at 6568 N.E. Fifth St. in Four Seasons, Okeechobee County Fire/Rescue (OCF/R) Lieutenant Robert Ban eld reported. Five units and nine re ghers from OCF/R and the Okeechobee City Fire Department responded to the scene just after 7:15 p.m. and found the trailer fully involved in ame. There had been a concern because of a frantic 9-1-1 call that reported screaming in the mobile home. Fire ghters attacked the trailer from the northwest side and protected an adjacent structure and prevented the ames from getting to a thick wooded area nearby, Lt. Ban eld's report noted. The report also noted 2,500 gallons of water was used and that there was no power to the home. The of ce of the State Fire Marshal was contacted to investigate the cause and origin of the blaze. The report listed the homeowner as Aline Norman of Okeechobee and the resident as Brenda Kennedy. Ms. Kennedy and her two pets were not hurt in the blaze. The Okeechobee of ce of the American Red Cross came to the assistance of the victims. Mobile home destroyed by re Club soccer readies for new season By Charles M. MurphyOkeechobee News The Brahman wrestling team nished the regular season with a record of 19-7 after a decisive 59-24 victory over Vero Beach. The winners for the Brahmans included Tiffany Bowers at 106 pounds by forfeit and Cory Vickers at 220 by forfeit. Pin fall victories were recorded by Matthew Lanning at 113 pounds in 3:47, Alex Hernandez at 145 pounds at 3:23, Alex Bryan at 152 pounds in 1:58, Joseph Turbush at 160 pounds at 1:20, Jake Menendez at 182 pounds in 1:40, Jacob Dupree at 195 pounds in 46 seconds, and at heavyweight by Greg Hernandez in 1:23. The OHS boys basketball team lost to Martin County 61-33 last Thursday in Stuart. Okeechobee was held to only nine points in the rst half by the talented Tigers. Eddie Neal led Okeechobee with 13 points. Jacob Stewart and Roshell Thomas both had seven points. Thomas added four assists. OHS coach Shawn Hays said the Tigers are clearly the best team on the Treasure Coast again this year. He said he liked the fact his team played better in the second half after a tough rst half. "They recovered and limited Martin County in the second half. I think our kids worked really hard in this game," he explained. The Brahmans won Friday at Glades Day School in Belle Glade 55-49. Eddie Neal and Jacob Stewart both had 15 points for Okeechobee. Thomas had four points and Chase Asmussen chipped in with four points as Okeechobee improved to 8-15 on the season. The Brahmans opened up their district tournament on Tuesday night at Fort Pierce Westwood against South Fork. The Lady Brahman softball team held a 10-inning, intrasquad scrimmage last Friday that was interrupted by a strong rain storm in the ninth inning. Danyelle Shef eld threw three shutout innings for the Black Squad. Kaylen Fulford also threw a strong game for the Purple Squad. Among the highlights were Briana Nunez with a rst inning single and two stolen bases, three hits by Kelly Chapman including a double, strong defensive plays by Cristina Tinajero, Bethany Stuart, Lexi Ward and several by Stormy Stokes and a double by Delane y Osceola. Hannah Collier had an RBI single in a tworun fth inning. Krysta Herndon made a nice tag on a play at the plate, and Bethany Stuart had a double for the Purple Squad. The ball drop fundraiser for the softball team will be held Friday, Feb. 7, before the team's home opener against the Hardee County Wildcats. Okeechobee Sports News in Brief

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Auctions ESTATE AUCTION Saturday Feb. 8th Preview@9am, Auction @10am 13180 SE 46th Street Okeechobee, Fl 34974 Partial List: Wood Burning Stoves, Nice Butcher Block Tables, Coleman 7500 Generator, Murray High Wheel String Trimmer, Gun & Knife Collection, Corner Cabinets, Gun Cabinets, Rocking Chairs, Very Nice Old Desk, Rods & Reels, Decanters, Household Items, Tools, Furniture, Plus Much, Much More! Bring Your Own Chair! ALL Items Must be Removed the Day of the Auction. Terms:Cash or Check w/Drivers License 10% B.P., Concessions Available. Directions: SR 710, drive SE apx. 8.5 miles; Turn North on SE 128th Ave(aka Berman Road)Follow Signs. Photos Available on Facebook (Watford Auction) and auctionzip.com Watford Auction A.U. 1843 A.B. 1583 863-697-8906 Need a few more bucks to purchase something deer? Pick up some extra bucks when you sell your used items in the classifeids. Reading a newspaper helps you understand the world around you. No wonder newspaper readers are more successful people! One mans trash is another mans treasure. Turn your trash to treasure with an ad in the classifieds. How do you find a job in todays competitive market? In the employment section of the classifieds Shop here first! The classified ads Find it faster. Sell it sooner in the classifieds LostREWARDMISSING FAMILY CUR DOG, 8YRS OLD, ANSWERS TO MASSEY, WEARING BLUE COLLAR LAST SEEN ON CANOE CREEK RD IN ST. CLOUD AROUND KENANSVILLE AREA. IF SEEN PLEASE CALL (407)908-3457 OR (407)319-6224 OR TAKE HIM TO OSCEOLA COUNTY POUND. Garage/ Yard SalesANNUAL PARKWIDE Yard Sale with crafts, household goods, shing items, and something for everyone! Lunch available. Fri. 2/7 & Sat. 2/8, 8 am ? Kissimmee River Fishing Resort. 10 miles West on 70, 1st right over bridge. Big O Rec Center Highway 78w Sat, Feb 8 8am -12noon Nascar cars, clothes, Avon Jewelry, knick knacks and lots more PARK WIDE SALE KISSIMMEE RIVER ESTATES. HIGHWAY 70 WEST 1 MILE PAST KISSIMMEE RIVER. THURS. 6th, FRI. 7th & SAT. 8th, 8am. TILL 5pm. Garage/ Yard SalesWe Buy Estates Antiques, Collectibles, Household, Tools, Jewelry and etc. Call 863-697-8906 YARD SALE 1510 SE 6TH ST., FRIDAY 7TH & SATURDAY 8TH, 8-2, CLOTHES AND NICK KNACKS TOO MUCH TO LIST! Employment Full TimeCLASS A or B CDL DRIVER wanted for local deliveries. Must know the area, have clean driving record and pass a drug test. Bene ts available, apply at: Walpole Feed & Supply Co. 2595 NW 8th St. DRIVERS: $5,000 Sign-On Bonus! Great Pay! Consistent Freight, Great Miles on this Regional Account. Werner Enterprises: 1-855-517-2488 Employment Full Time Maschmeyer Concrete Company of Florida is seeking highly motivated, honest and dedicated Delivery Professionals for our Okeechobee Plant. If you are looking for a “family” environment where our superior work atmosphere is a way of life, then you have come to the right place. A CDL license is required and knowledge of the concrete construction business is preferred but not required. Please email your resume to Teresa Boyda, the Team Member Services Manager at tboyda@ maschmeyer.com Employment Full TimeSoutheast Milk is seeking a Full Time Lab Tech/PPD Clerk JOB SUMMARY: Lab-Run tests on milk samples; PPD-Perform data entry of milk pick up manifest data. Wed-Sun, $11-$13 hr., full bene ts options. Associates degree in science preferred. Contact Eric at 863-634-0379 for details. Access www.southeastmilk.org for an Employment Application DFWP & EEO Southeast Milk is seeking Full Time CDL Class A drivers. New pay rate of $14.56 *Must have a minimum of 2 years veri able experience. Medical, dental, vision, life and AD&D, STD,LTD, 401K. www.southeastmilk.org to print a driver application or call 800-544-8429 for more information DFWP & EEO Employment Full Time How do you find a job in todays competitive market? In the employment section of the classifieds Business Opportunities NOTICEIndependent Newspapers will never accept any advertisement that is illegal or considered fraudulent. In all cases of questionable value, such as promises of guaranteed income from work-athome programs if it sounds too good to be true, chances are that it is. If you have questions or doubts about any ad on these pages, we advise that before responding or sending money ahead of time, you chec k with the Better Business Bureau at 772-878-2010 for previous complaints. Some 800 and 900 telephone numbers may require an extra charge, as well as long distance toll costs. We will do our best to alert our reader o f these charges in the ads, but occasionally we may not be aware of the charges. Therefore, i f you call a number out o f your area, use caution. ExcavationLESLIE SUMMERFORD EXCAVATING LLC. Call us for your excavation needs; land clearing ponds, hauling of ll dirt, shell, millings (when available) transportation of heavy equipment. Call Leslie for excavation needs. (863)763-9330 or (863)634-7659. 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. One mans trash is another mans treasure. Turn your trash to treasure with an ad in the classifieds. 12 Okeechobee News February 5, 2014 No wonder newspaper readers have more fun!READING A NEWSPAPER HELPS YOU GET INVOLVED IN THE COMMUNITY. Reading a newspaper helps you understand the world around you.No wonder newspaper readers enjoy life more!

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FurnitureSOFA, RECLINER, 2 TWIN BEDS, MATTRESS AND BOX SPRINGS, DRESSER W/MIRROR, 4 UPHOLSTERED CAPTAIN’S CHAIRS ALL IN GOOD CONDITION CALL CHRISTINE FOR PRICES 863-763-7712 Guns/Supplies Gun & Knife Show LaBelle Civic Center 481 W. Hickpochee Ave SR 80W LaBelle, FL Sat, Feb. 08, 9-5 Sun, Feb. 09, 9-4 Admission $5.00 Free Parking CWP classes $50. 11am or 1pm daily Tele: 239-223-3370GunShowsFlorida.comBuy Sell Trade Pets/SuppliesFOR SALE 9 WEEK OLD FEMALE YORKIE & CHIHUAHUA PUPPY UP TO DATE ON SHOTS. $250.00 CALL 863-623-6441 Lawn & GardenCOMPOST for Organic Gardening and Farming Okeechobee Recycling Facility, enter at Waste Management, 10800 NE. 128th Avenue. Pickup or Delivered *Public Welcomed* Please call. (216)956-0949 ApartmentsKINGS BAY Nice Twnhs. 2 br/1ba, Tiled oors. Inclds Water. $675/mo. + dep. Pool & Tennis Court. 863-801-7206 or 561-358-8128. Houses RentKINGS BAY 3br./2ba. Includes lawn service, pool and all appliances. $900 month plus sec., Move in special $1250 Call 863-634-0663. Newly remodeled & painted 3bdrm/1b. house in Dixie Ranch Estates on a large lot. First, Last & Security No Pets. $800.00 a month 863-634-2820 Houses RentNICE 2BD/1BA, 1 CAR GARAGE, $700 MONTHLY AND $700 DEPOSIT. CALL 772-260-5029 OKEE2/1 $490.00 and 3/2 $ 599.00 Newly updated 12 miles N.E. of town center. Lawn, pest, trash and water included Call for details. Mon -Fri. No Pets 863-467-9800. Office Space Rent “Next to Court House” Commercial Space 500 SF and up First month rent free 863-467-0651 Storage Space RentQUICK & EASY STORAGE BOAT & R.V. SPECIAL UP TO 25FT $25.00 PER MONTH 863-763-2232 Houses Sale3bd/2ba CBS HOME ON CANAL LAKE ACCESS, DOCK AND DECK, SCREENED IN PORCH, 2 CAR GARAGE, FURNITURE AND PONTOON INCLUDED $249,000.00 CALL 863-357-3195 OR 314-640-3195 CBS 3BR, 2BA, C/A & heat, single car gar., W/D & refrigerator, fenced backyard. $59,000. 863-634-7517. Lots Sale1/2 Acre Lot, fenced, oak trees, house or mobile home ok, off of 15A & 710 Hwy. One mile to Lake. $21,000 Call 863-610-1600 OAKS OF BLUE HERON BUILD YOUR DREAM HOME. PRICED TO SELL BY OWNER. RESIDENTIAL LOT ADJOINING THE GOLF COURSE. $22,500.00 CALL 863-634-2820 TREASURE ISLAND LARGE FENCED LOT WITH BEAUTIFUL OAK TREES. BUILD A HOME OR PUT MOBILE HOME ON LOT. $14,500.00 863-634-2820 How fast can your car go? It can go even faster when you sell it in the classifieds. Looking for a place to hang your hat? Look no further than the classifieds. Mobile Home Rent2BD/1BA Nice Park, nice unit, Fully furnished $400 monthly, part of utilities paid Call 812-989-3022 BUCKHEAD RIDGE 2bd/2ba Dble Wide, central air, yearly lease. $500 mo. plus sec. 3bd./2ba Dble Wide. $600 mo. plus sec. No pets. Call 863-763-4031 FORT DRUM 5 acres, small pond/creek, 3BR, 2BA Trailer, Deposit required Rent $850/mo. (772) 464-9226 M.H. FOR RENT, COVERED BOAT PARKING, STORAGE SHED, GOOD AREA, 50+, REF. 1ST & LAST $400.00 PER MO. CALL 502-803-1876 OR 502-682-2403 TREASURE ISLAND : 2 BR, 2 BA, Non smoking env. No pets. $800 mo. 1st, last & $500 sec. dep. Call (863)634-6114 Mobile HomeSale3 TRAVEL TRAILERS ALL WITH FORIDA ROOM, OWNER FINANCING, LOW DOWN PAYMENT. SEE AT BIG WATER RV PARK CALL FOR PRICES 302-983-4781 FOR SALE 12X72 MH 3BR/2BA, FL. ROOM, STORAGE AREA, CARPORT, ALL APPLIANCES & WASHER-DRYER. 55 PLUS PARK 4 ACRES $11,000.00 O.B.O. 863-532-9124 Palm Harbor Homes 4/2 Fleetwood 2,200 sq ft $12K OFF! Starting at $499/month. John Lyons 800-622-2832 ext 210 for details. Campers/RVsWanted all Travel Trailers, Motor Homes and Fifth Wheels. Any Condition, Cash paid on the spot Call 941-347-7171 When you want something sold, advertise in the classifieds. Your new home could be in todays paper. Have you looked for it? Autos WantedCASH FOR CARS No Title Needed, Any Condition. 268junk.com Located in Okeechobee Call (863)268-5865 Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 472011CA000438 TD BANK, NA, Plaintiff, VS. ANTONIO RAYA AND MARIA CORTEZ RAYA, HUSBAND AND WIFE, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, a political subdivision of the State of Florida by its Board of County Commissioners, STATE OF FLORIDA, ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER AND AGAINST THE HEIRS IN NAMED INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANT(S), WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR LIVING, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to the Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated January 15, 2014 (the “Judgment”), entered in Civil Case No. 47-2011-CA-000438 of the Circuit Court of the Nineteenth Judicial Circuit in and for Okeechobee County, Florida, in which TD BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, is Plaintiff, and ANTONIO RAYA, MARIA CORTEZ RAYA, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY and CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, 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 26, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. to the “highest bidder,” for cash in the Jury Assembly Room at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 2nd Floor, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 34972, in accordance with Section 45.031, Florida Statutes. The “highest bidder” for purposes of this Notice of Sale, is de ned as the party who bids the largest amount of money to purchase the Property (as de ned below) and who completes the sale in a timely fashion, as hereinafter set out. The one who bids the largest amount of money to purchase the Property (as de ned below) shall be permitted to complete the sale by delivering to the Clerk, the balance of such bid, over and above the deposit, by 3:00 p.m. on the day of the sale. The following property located in Okeechobee, Florida, is the subject of this Notice of Sale: Lot 6, Block 5, Basswood Incorporated, Unit 1, according to the plat thereof, as recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 22, of the Public Records of Okeechobee County, Florida together with all existing or subsequently erected or af xed buildings, improvements, and xtures (the “Property”), which Property has a street address of 3783 NW 17th Avenue, Okeechobee County, Florida 34972. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens, must le a claim within 60 days after the sale. DATED on January 17, 2014. SHARON ROBERTSON Clerk of Circuit Court BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk 460545 ON 1/29;2/5/2014 Get a quick response to any item you may be selling with a classified ad. Public Notice Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION CASE NO. 09000391CAAXMX HSBC BANK USA, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE FOR THE HOLDERS OF DEUTSCHE ALT-A SECURITIES MORTGAGE LOAN TRUST, SERIES 2006-AR5 MORTGAGE PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES, Plaintiff, VS. DAVID COMBS, et.al. Defendant(s). NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated October 28, 2013 and entered in 09000391CAAXMX of the Circuit Court of the Nineteenth Judicial Circuit in and for Okeechobee County, Florida, wherein HSBC BANK USA, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE FOR THE HOLDERS OF DEUTSCHE ALT-A SECURITIES MORTGAGE LOAN TRUST, SERIES 2006-AR5 MORTGAGE PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES, is the Plaintiff and DAVID COMBS; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF DAVID COMBS 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 26, 2014 the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: A PORTION OF LOTS 7-16 OF BLOCK 16, OF THE SUBDIVISION ENTITLED “A REVISED AND ADDITION TO PLAT OF CONNERS GABLES”, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 15, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA, SAID PORTION BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCING AT THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF LOT 1, OF SAID BLOCK 16, THENCE NORTH 53 DEGREES 54 MINUTES 53 SECONDS WEST ALONG THE NORTHERLY LINE OF SAID BLOCK 16, A DISTANCE OF 753.00 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING OF THE HEREIN DESCRIBED PARCEL; THENCE CONTINUE NORTH 53 DEGREES 54 MINUTES 53 SECONDS WEST ALONG THE NORTHERLY LINE OF SAID BLOCK 16, A DISTANCE OF 77.00 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 36 DEGREES 05 MINUTES 07 SECONDS WEST, A DISTANCE OF 200.00 FEET OF THE SOUTHERLY LINE OF SAID BLOCK 16; THENCE SOUTH 53 DEGREES 54 MINUTES 53 SECONDS EAST, ALONG SAID SOUTHERLY LINE, A DISTANCE OF 77.00 FEET; THENCE NORTH 36 DEGREES 05 MINUTES 07 SECONDS EAST, A DISTANCE OF 200.00 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must le a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated this 1st 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 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. 456817 ON 1/29;2/5/2014 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO: 2013 CA 321 RREF RB SBL-FL, LLC, Plaintiff, v. STEPHEN KIRKPATRICK, BARBARA KIRKPATRICK, and ANY UNKNOWN TENANTS IN POSSESSION, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that pursuant to the Final Judgment of Foreclosure entered in this cause, in the Circuit Court for Okeechobee County, Florida, I will sell the property situated in Okeechobee County, Florida: LOT 238, TAYLOR CREEK ISLES SECTION ONE, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 59 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA, TOGETHER WITH ONE 1975 AVON PARK MOBILE HOME, ID# 24344FD0246A & B, WITH THE FURNISHINGS, FIXTURES AND IMPROVEMENTS LOCATED THEREIN. BEING THE SAME PROPERTY CONVEYED TO LOWELL D. THOMAS AND NANCY L. THOMAS, HIS WIFE BY DEED FROM ROY EDWARD TUCKER AND JUDITH GAIL TUCKER, HIS WIFE RECORDED 04/16/1979 IN DEED BOOK 227 PAGE 1838, IN THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. TAX ID# R 1 35 37 35 0020 00000 2380 at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash, on February 26, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 312 North West 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida, Second Floor, in the Jury Assembly Room, in accordance with Chapter 45 Florida Statues. A person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the s pendens, must le a claim within 60 days after the sale. SHARON ROBERTSON CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT BY: Sandra L. Creech As Deputy Clerk 461328 ON 2/5,12/2014 The classifieds are the most successful salesperson in town. Your new car could be in todays paper. Have you looked for it? Join all the people who say, I sold it in the classifieds.Ž The classifieds are the most successful salesp erson in town. Get a quick response to any item you may be selling with a classified ad. Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 19TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. CASE No. 12CA000435 BANK OF AMERICA, N.A. Plaintiff, vs. CLOCHER, ERNEST, et. al., Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order or Final Judgment entered in Case No. 12CA000435 of the Circuit Court of the 19TH Judicial Circuit in and for OKEECHOBEE County, Florida, wherein, Plaintiff, and, CLOCHER, ERNEST, et. al., are Defendants, the Clerk of the Court will sell to the highest bidder for cash at, THE OKEECHOBEE COUNTY JUDICIAL CENTER, 312 NW 3RD STREET, 2ND FLOOR, JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM, OKEECHOBEE, FLORIDA, at the hour of 11:00 am, on the 26th day of February, 2014, the following described property: LOT 1, BLOCK 6, BRINDABAN FOREST, UNIT THREE, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 5, PAGE 66, PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. TOGETHER WITH THAT CERTAIN MOBILE HOME DESIGNATED AT FOLLOWS: YEAR: 2003 MAKE: R M SPECIAL ID #S: N18787A AND N18787B TITLE #S 86086312 AND 86086335 WHICH MOBILE HOME IS PERMANENTLY AFFIXED TO SAID LAND Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must le a claim within 60 days after the sale. DATED this 1st day of November, 2013. SHARON ROBERTSON Clerk Circuit Court BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk 456818 ON 1/29;2/5/2014 Need a few more bucks to purchase something deer? Pick up some extra bucks when you sell your used items in the classifeids. Time to clean out the attic, basement and/or garage? Advertise your yard sale in the classifieds and make your clean up a breeze! Find it faster. Sell it sooner in the classifieds Grab a bargain from your neighbors garage, attic, basement or closet in todays classifieds. Looking for a place to hang your hat? Look no further than the classifieds. Reading a newspaper helps you understand the world around you. No wonder newspaper readers are more successful people! Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 472012CA000223CAAXMX DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST COMPANY, FORMERLY KNOWN AS BANKERS TRUST COMPANY OF CALIFORNIA, N.A., AS TRUSTEE FOR AMERICAN HOME MORTGAGE ASSETS TRUST 2006-1, Plaintiff, VS. GARY A LEE; et al., Defendant(s). NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that sale will be made pursuant to an Order or Final Judgment. Final Judgment was awarded on October 28, 2013, in Civil Case No. 472012CA000223CAAXMX, of the Circuit Court of the NINETEENTH Judicial Circuit in and for OKEECHOBEE County, Florida, wherein, DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST COMPANY, FORMERLY KNOWN AS BANKERS TRUST COMPANY OF CALIFORNIA, N.A., AS TRUSTEE FOR AMERICAN HOME MORTGAGE ASSETS TRUST 2006-1 is the Plaintiff, and GARY A LEE; ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER AND AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANT(S) WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS are Defendants. The clerk of the court will sell to the highest bidder for cash at 11:00 AM on February 26, 2014 in the Jury Assembly Room on the 2nd oor at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center located at 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 34972, the following described real property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: LOT 8, BLOCK 30, UNIT NUMBER 2, BASSWOOD INCORPORATED, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 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 FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. WITNESS my hand and the seal of the court on November 1, 2013. SHARON ROBERTSON CLERK OF THE COURT BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk IMPORTANTIf you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact 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. 456820 ON 1/29;2/5/2014 13 Okeechobee News February 5, 2014

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Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA Case No.: 472010CA000169CAXXXX BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP, FKA COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP Plaintiff, v. HOMERO GAONA; MARBELLA BAZA HERNANDEZ; ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANT(S) WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS. Defendant(s) NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order of Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated December 16, 2013 entered in Civil Case No. 472010CA000169CAXXXX of the Circuit Court of the Nineteenth Judicial Circuit in and for Okeechobee County, Florida, wherein the Clerk of the Circuit Court will sell to the highest bidder for cash on the 5th day of March, 2014, at 11:00 a.m. in the Jury Assembly Room, 2nd Floor, Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 34972, in accordance with Chapter 45 Florida Statutes, relative to the following described property as set forth in the Final Judgment, to wit: BEING A PARCEL OF LAND LYING IN AND COMPRISING A PORTION OF SECTION 17, TOWNSHIP 37 SOUTH RANGE 36 EAST, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA; ALSO REFERRED TO AS LOT 30-F, FOUR SEASONS ESTATES, AN UNRECORDED SUBDIVISION, BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCING AT THE SOUTHEAST CORNER OF THE SOUTHWEST 1/4 OF SECTION 17 THENCE NORTH 89 DEGREES 57’33” WEST ALONG THE SOUTHERLY BOUNDARY OF THE SAID SECTION 17, A DISTANCE OF 746.18 FEET TO A POINT LYING ON THE EASTERLY RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE OF THE FOUR SEASONS DRIVE; THENCE NORTH 00 DEGREES 05’ 07” EAST, ALONG SAID EASTERLY RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE, A DISTANCE OF 789.14 FEET TO A POINT LYING ON THE NORTHERLY RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE OF SW 3RD STREET; THENCE SOUTH 89 DEGREES 24’08” EAST ALONG SAID NORTHERLY RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE OF SW 3RD STREET, A DISTANCE OF 396.00 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE NORTH 0 DEGREES 05’07” EAST, A DISTANCE OF 220.00 FEET TO A POINT; THENCE SOUTH 89 DEGREES 24’08” EAST, A DISTANCE OF 198.00 FEET TO A POINT; THENCE SOUTH 0 DEGREE 05’07” WEST, A DISTANCE OF 220.00 FEET TO A POINT LYING ON THE NORTHERLY RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE OF SW 3RD STREET; THENCE NORTH 89 DEGREES 24’08” WEST, ALONG SAID NORTHERLY RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE OF SW 3RD STREET, A DISTANCE OF 198.00 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. TOGETHER WITH A 2004 DOUBLE-WIDE MOBILE HOME, VIN#S: FLHMBA165349546A AND FLHMBA165349546B Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must le a claim within 60 days after the sale. AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT. If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Corrie Johnson, ADA Coordinator, 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. Si usted es una persona discapacitada que necesita alguna adaptacion para poder participar de este procedimiento o evento; usted tiene derecho, sin costo alguno a que se le provea cierta ayuda. Favor de comunicarse con Corrie Johnson, Coordinadora de A.D.A., 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, Fl. 34986, (772)807-4370 por lo menos 7 dias antes de que tenga que comparecer en corte o inmediatamente despues de haber recibido esta noti cacion si es que falta menos de 7 dias para su comparecencia. Si tiene una discapacidad auditiva o de habla, Ilame al 711. Si ou se yon moun ki kokobe ki bezwen asistans ou aparey pou ou ka patisipe nan prosedu sa-a, ou gen dwa san ou pa bezwen peye anyen pou ou jwen on seri de ed. Tanpri kontakte Corrie Johnson, Co-ordinator ADA, 250 NW Country Club Drive, suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 Omwen 7 jou avan ke ou gen pou-ou paret nan tribunal, ou imediatman ke ou resevwa avis saa ou si le ke ou gen pou-ou paret nan tribunal-la mwens ke 7 jou; Si ou pa ka tande ou pale byen, rele 711. Dated at OKEECHOBEE, Florida this 17th day of December, 2013. SHARON ROBERTSON CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk 459200 ON 2/5,12/2014 Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION CASE NO. 47-2012-CA-000301 T HE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON FKA THE BANK OF NEW YORK, AS T RUSTEE FOR THE CERTIFICATEHOLDERS OF CWABS INC., ASSETBACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2007-7, Plaintiff, V S. WINIFRED J. JAMES, LEE JAMES, UNKNOWN TENANT IN POSSESSION 1, UNKNOWN TENANT IN POSSESSION 2, Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Summary Final Judgment of Foreclosure entered September 25, 2013 in Civil Case No. 47-2012CA-000301 of the Circuit Court of the NINETEENTH Judicial Circuit in and for Okeechobee County, Okeechobee, Florida, wherein THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON FKA THE BANK OF NEW YORK, AS TRUSTEE FOR T HE CERTIFICATEHOLDERS OF CWABS INC., ASSET-BACKED CERT IFICATES, SERIES 2007-7 is Plaintiff and WINIFRED J. JAMES, LEE JAMES, UNKNOWN TENANT IN POSSESSION 1, UNKNOWN TENANT IN POSSESSION 2, are Defendants, 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 5th day of March, 2014 at 11:00 AM on the following described property as set forth in said Summary Final Judgment, to-wit: Lot 40, R-Bar Estates, according to the Plat thereof record14 Okeechobee News February 5, 2014 ed in Plat Book 5, Pages 31 and 32, 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 November, 2013. SHARON ROBERTSON CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy ClerkIf you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Corrie Johnson, ADA Coordinator, 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. 457713 ON 2/5,12/2014 READING A NEWSPAPER MAKES YOU A MORE INFORMED AND INTERESTING PERSON. No wonder newspaper readers are more popular! The second in a series of Monday Morning Nature Walks begins on Monday, Feb. 3. Plan to meet volunteer trail guides Brian and Susan Woodworth at the Hammock Inn in the picnic area for a leisurely one-hour stroll on the Wild Orange Trail at 9:30 a.m. Wildlife sighted on the Wild Orange Trail ranges from warblers to water moccasins. A special Saturday Morning Walk on the Fern Garden Trail is scheduled for Feb. 8. The remaining Monday Morning walks for the month include Fern Garden Trail on Feb. 10, the Alexander Blair Big Oak Trail on Feb. 17, and Cypress Swamp Trail on Feb. 24. Park visitors should meet at the trailheads on the Loop Drive shortly before 9:30 a.m. and are advised to wear sturdy shoes suitable for hiking and bring binoculars, cameras and eld guides. Guided nature walks are free. Park entry fees of $6 per vehicle (up to 8 people), $4 per vehicle for a single person, and $2 for bicyclists and people on foot apply. Highlands Hammock State Park offers nature walks Special to the Okeechobee NewsWild orange grove Special to the Okeechobee NewsCottonmouth camou age Special to the Okeechobee News/ Bobbi PooleChute dogging winnerWho will be the best man standing at the end of this wrestling match?? The event is "chute dogging." This is not for the faint of heart. The division is Juniors, the event participant is Rance Pendry. This event was held as a portion of the many events for young people, as part of Okeechobee Youth Rodeo, held Feb. 1 and 2. Special to the Okeechobee NewsDKG Beta Nu Donates to Martha’s HouseDKB Beta Nu recently made a donation to Martha's House, a shelter for victims of domestic violence. Left to right, Linda Vaughn, DKG Beta Nu president, and members Marilyn Rinear and Judith Mix stand before a van loaded with personal hygiene items which will be donated to Martha's House. Beta Nu chapter members collected these items to be donated. This is an annual project for the chapter.

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SEYMOUR, Attorney at Law 863-467-1894 An Aordable Way to Advertise! email: okeeadsales@newszap.com 15 Okeechobee News February 5, 2014 Public Notice LEGAL NOTICE Public Auction will be held at Johns Towing Service storage lot located at 704 Northeast 2nd Avenue, Okeechobee, Florida 34972 on FEBRUARY 21, 2014 at 9:00 A.M. Pursuant to Florida Statute 713.78 for unpaid towing and storage charges. Year, make, model and VIN are as follows. 2008 MERCURY SABLE VIN #1MEHM40W18G603320 Terms of sale are cash, and no checks will be accepted. Seller reserves the right of nal bid. ALL SALES ARE FINAL! NO REFUNDS WILL BE MADE! Said automobiles will be sold in “As Is” condition with no guarantee’s. 461406 ON 2/5/2014 NOTICE OF FORFEITURE COMPLAINT On or about January 3, 2014, the Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Of ce seized the following property: U.S. CURRENCY IN THE AMOUNT OF $21,630.45 AND ONE 2005 CHEVROLET IMPALA VIN # 2G1WF52E859109018 and intends to seek forfeiture under the Florida Contraband Forfeiture Act. 461188 ON 2/5,12/2014 Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 47-2008-CA-000710 CHASE HOME FINANCE LLC, Plaintiff, VS. PEDRO DIAZ et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF RESCHEDULED FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order Rescheduling Foreclosure Sale dated December 5, 2013 and entered in Case NO. 47-2008CA-000710 of the Circuit Court of the NINETEENTH Judicial Circuit in and for OKEECHOBEE County, Florida Crossword Puzzle ACROSS 1 Sonar pulses 6 Subj. for Aristotle 10 Staff note 14 Gridiron strategy 15 First name in design 16 Like much lore 17 Field operation run by idiots? 19 Diamond homecomings? 20 Thrice, in Rxs 21 Do the honors 22 Hallmark 23 Track meet category for joggers? 27 To __ 28 Thick 29 Stone measuring 5.5 to 6.5 on the Mohs scale 32 Dojo discipline 33 Gaelic John 36 Views from Hamilton? 41 __ alai 42 Appoint 43 Be intimate with 44 Scrabble 10pointer 46 Liqueur flavoring 49 Hook on a raft? 54 Reunion attendees 55 Face-saver of a kind 56 Italian counterpart of the BBC 58 Sitters concern 59 Obsessive cleaners? 62 Jay with jokes 63 Ecua. rejoined it in 2007 64 Alternate version, in scores 65 Petrol pick 66 Slog (through), as tedious text 67 Sharp DOWN 1 Soft Yoo-hoo!Ž 2 Chip maker 3 Surgery opening? 4 Disparity 5 Never mindŽ 6 Place of cover 7 Learned 8 Bark up the wrong tree 9 Cartoon cat 10 Quagmire 11 Learning 12 Juicy fruit 13 80s-90s NFL commentator Merlin 18 Cooked 22 Try to buy 24 Date source 25 Groggy words, perhaps 26 Part of an old boast 29 Vb. target 30 Princesss nighttime problem 31 Casa Grande residents 32 Sixpack with no special qualities? 34 Yucatn year 35 Sydney is its cap. 37 Pecks and feet, e.g. 38 Flamboyant surrealist 39 Yes!Ž 40 Its headquarters are in Delft 45 Body work? 46 Do some film editing 47 Griffins rear 48 Old trail terminus 49 Jean de La Fontaine story 50 Attracts 51 Rubbernecked 52 Word on a coin 53 Weird Al Yankovic song parody 57 Indeed!Ž 59 Flabbergast 60 Type of beer orig. brewed in England 61 Ultra-secretive gp. By Stephen Edward Anderson (c)2011TribuneMediaServicesInc 11/25/11 11/25/11 ANSWER TO PREVIOUS PUZZLE: Edited by Rich Norris and Joyce Nichols Lewis xwordeditor@aol.com wherein CHASE HOME FINANCE LLC, is the Plaintiff and PEDRO DIAZ; ODALYS SOCA; are the Defendants, The Clerk of the Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in the JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM, 2ND FLOOR, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY JUDICIAL CENTER, 312 N.W. 3RD STREET, OKEECHOBEE, FLORIDA 34972 at 11:00AM, on the 26th day of February, 2014, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: LOT 21, BLOCK 57, BASSWOOD 5, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 51, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. A/K/A 3354 NW 38TH AVENUE, OKEECHOBEE, FL 349720000 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must le a claim within sixty (60) days after the sale. WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of this Court on December 10, 2013. Sharon Robertson Clerk of the Circuit Court BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk Ronald R Wolfe & Associates, P.L. P.O. Box 25018 Tampa, Florida 33622-5018 F08110021 CHASEDIRECT-CONV-Team 3 F08110021 **See Americans with Disabilities Act Florida Rules of Judicial AdministrationRule 2.540 Notices to Persons With Disabilities If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Corrie Johnson, ADA Coordinator, 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 at least 7 days before your schedIN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION CASE NO. 2009 CA 000155 U.S. BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE FOR THE HOLDERS OF MASTR ADJUSTABLE RATE MORTGAGES TRUST 2007-1, Plaintiff, VS. DONALD CHRISTOPHER SPATH, et.al. Defendant(s). NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated July 31. 2012, and entered in 2009 CA 000155 of the Circuit Court of the Nineteenth Judicial Circuit in and for Okeechobee County, Florida, wherein U.S. BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE FOR THE HOLDERS OF MASTR ADJUSTABLE RATE MORTGAGES TRUST 2007-1, is the Plaintiff and DONALD CHRISTOPHER SPATH; 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, 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 EAST 1/2 OF THE EAST 1/2 OF THE NORTH 1/2 OF THE NORTH 1/2 OF TRACT 17, SECTION 25, TOWNSHIP 34 SOUTH, RANGE 33 EAST, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 4, PAGES 3A-D INCLUSIVE OF THE OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA PUBLIC RECORDS. 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 16th 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; i f you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. 460703 ON 1/29;2/5/2014 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 2012-CA-224 JONNY ALPERN AND Q. MORTGAGE CORP., a Florida for-pro t-corporation, Plaintiffs, v. ROY L. GILCHRIST AND LAKISHA M. GILCHRIST a/k/a LAKISHA M. CLECKLEY, his Wife; AND UNKNOWN PARTIES IN POSSESSION OF 3404 NW 2ND STREET, OKEECHOBEE, FL 34972 #1 #2 and #3; UNIVERSAL UNDERWRITERS ACCEPTANCE CORPORATION, a foreign for pro t Corporation, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated March 19 2013 and entered in CASE NO.: 2012-CA-224 of the Circuit Court of the 19th Judicial Circuit in and for Okeechobee County, Florida, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash, except as otherwise described in the Final Judgment, at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 312 North West 3rd Street, Second Floor, Jury A ssembly Room, Okeechobee, FL 34972, at Okeechobee County, Florida at 11:00am on the 26th day of February, 2014 the following described property as set forth in and pursuant to said Summary Final Judgment of Foreclosure: Legal Description: LOTS 1 AND 2, BLOCK 49, EL MIRA SOL, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 2, PAGE 1, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. Property address: 3404 NW 2nd Street, Okeechobee, FL 34972. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must le a claim within 60 days after the sale. The Court, in its discretion, may enlarge the time of the sale. Notice of the changed time of sale shall be published as provided herein. If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Corrie Johnson, ADA Coordinator, 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. DATED at Okeechobee County, Florida, on this 2nd day of July 2013. SHARON ROBERTSON Clerk of Circuit Court BY: Sandra L. Creech As Deputy Clerk 448736 ON 1/29;2/5/2014 uled 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. 458541 ON 1/29;2/5/2014 Your new home could be in todays paper. Have y ou looked for it?

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