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Wednesday, February 12, 2014 50¢ Plus tax V ol. 105 No. 19 See page 4 for information about how to contact this newspaper. O H S t r a c k t e a m OHS track team r e a d y f o r n e w ready for new s e a s o n season ...Page 14 Hunter safety course offered ... Page 9 OHS boys of summer win ... Page 10 13.99 feetLast Year: 14.38 feet Lake Levels S ource: South Florida Water M anagement District. Depth given in feet above sea level Okeechobee News/ Katrina ElskenTop of the Lake Art FestivalSidewalk artists, including Aine Mullen (above) shared their art at the Top of the Lake Art Festival in Flagler Park in downtown Okeechobee on Saturday and Sunday. The event was sponsored by Okeechobee Main Street. The two-day juried art show included a wide variety of art forms. For the winners list, see future editions of the Okeechobee News. By Eric KoppOkeechobee News After being released on bond over th e weekend, an Okeechobee Freshman Campus (OFC) guidance counselor has been arrested again and returned to the Okeechobee County Jail. Brad Guyton Mims, 47, S.E. Ninth St., Okeechobee, was initially arrested Friday, Feb. 7, on charges he sent nude photos of himself to an underaged female. He was booked into the county jail on felony charges of using a computer to seduce, solicit or lur e a child (three counts), transmitting information harmful to minors (two counts) and possession of a controlled substance (cocaine). Detective Rosemary Farless, of th e Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Of ce (OCSO), also arrested him on a misdemeanor charg e of possession of drug paraphernalia. His bond was then set at $135,000 and h e Counselor faces more chargesSee COUNSELOR — Page 5 By Katrina Elsken Okeechobee News At their Thursday, Feb. 13 meeting, Okeechobee County Commissioners will be asked to help make the area along State Road 70 safer for those who walk and ride bicycles. There is a missing link in the sidewalk on the SR70 four-lane widening project from east of NE 80th Avenue to Berman Road. FDOT has designed this section of roadway to have a sidewalk down both sides of the road for 3.636 miles. This would leave a gap of 4.464 miles with no sidewalk before the sidewalk starts again at the St. Lucie County line. Instead of having sidewalks on both sides of the highway, it is suggested that FDOT reallocate the resources to make one longer sidewalk on one side of the highway. The side of the road that would be left without a sidewalk, for the most part, is in front of Impact fees, bike path on county agenda If you go ...WHAT: Okeechobee County Commission meeting WHEN: 9 a.m., Thursday, Feb. 13 WHERE: Historic Okeechobee County Courthouse, 404 N.W. Second Street WATCH LIVE ONLINE AT: www.co.okeechobee. .usSee COUNTY — Page 5 Brad Guyton Mims OCT presents ‘Send Me No Flowers’ ... Page 2

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By Charles M. MurphyOkeechobee News Okeechobee High School senior Tabatha Henry kept her guests in suspense until the nal seconds with three college caps on the signing table at her home. One represented the University of Central Florida, one for Florida Gulf Coast University and one for the University of Tampa. "Everybody kept asking me all week w here I'm going to school, I told them, no it's a secret," she said. Henry announced last week that she w ould run for the UCF Knights in Orlando in front of a crowd of friends and supporters at her Okeechobee home. The decorated runner has already made three state nals in cross country and is expected to make her second state nal in track and eld later this spring. It was no surprise that college recruiters have been running after her for the past year. "I liked all the colleges but I really saw myself going to UCF. It has always been my dream school. I felt really comfortable around the girls and the coaches," she explained. Henry liked the fact that UCF coach Johnny Gray is a former Olympian. He won a bronze medal at the Barcelona games in 1992 in the 800 meters. Gray participated in four Olympics for the United States. Henry's scholarship will help with the costs of tuition, room and board and books at UCF. She intends to study physical therapy and exercise sciences. OHS cross country coach Julie Halsey said she thinks Tabatha made a really wise decision because she visited all the schools, met the coaches and really saw whether she had a rapport with the coaches and prospective teammates. "The best part of my college experience was a solid team and solid coach, someone you can work with, and can build you and grow with," she added. Halsey ran for Eckerd College in St. Petersburg. Henry said her coach told her he was really excited to work with her because she is a raw runner that can be trained. She said she wanted to go to a school that challenged her. "The girls are so much faster than I am at UCF and I wanted to go to a school where there is a lot of competition so I could get better," she added. Halsey admits it was satisfying for her to know one of her protŽgŽe has gotten a college scholarship. She said that af rms to her that she is doing some good during her coaching career. "Tabatha always had the motivation and the drive and the determination and just natural ability. I was really excited to wor k with her and to see how far she's come. It is de nitely a proud moment," she added. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Always on Top of the JobŽRe-Roofing Specialists€ Metal & Shingle Roofs € Flats & Leaks Repair FREE ESTIMATES863-357-3838State Lic.#CCC1327338 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 Good news about your business? Your civic group? Your community?Tell your own story! 100 words and one photo for only $25!Publish Your News today!Just visit www.newszap.com, click on your community, and then on the link for Publish Your News. 2 Okeechobee News February 12, 2014 Today: Intervals of clouds and sunshine. High near 85F. Winds S at 10 to 20 mph. Tonight: Showers and thunderstorms likely. Low 63F. Winds SW at 10 to 15 mph. Chance o f rain 80%.Extended ForecastThursday: Sunshine along with some cloudy intervals. High 67F. Winds WNW at 15 to 25 mph. Thursday Night: Clear. Low 43F. Winds NW at 10 to 15 mph. Friday: A mainly sunny sky. High near 70F. Winds W at 5 to 10 mph. Friday Night: A few clouds overnight. Low around 50F. Winds light and variable. Saturday Okeechobee Forecast The Okeechobee Community Theatre (OCT) harkens back to the 1960s and the breezy romantic comedies of Doris Day and Rock Hudson for its nal production of its 35th season. Reserved seat tickets are now on sale for the original stage version of "Send Me No Flowers," which will be performed on Friday and Saturday nights March 7, 8, 14 and 15 at 8 p.m., along with a Saturday afternoon matinee at 2 p.m. on March 15. A ll seats are $12. Tickets may be purchased at the of ce of the Okeechobee Pennysaver, Suite 316 in the Plaza 300 Building, three blocks west of North Parrott Avenue on Northwest Fifth Street. "Send Me No Flowers" was the last of the three wildly popular hit movies which paired Doris Day and Rock Hudson. The others w ere "Pillow Talk" and "Lover Come Back." A s a group, these comedies helped make Doris Day the top female box of ce drawa title she held for several years thereafter. The plot for "Send Me No Flowers" inv olves a model husband who mistakenly learns that he has but weeks to live. Fearing that his wife will not be able to adequately support herself, or even worse, that she may marry someone unacceptable, he takes on the project of nding her a suitable spouse to replace him once his time is up. This is all done without either her knowledge or input. Despite his good intentions, the effort nearly results in total disaster as the wife gets suspicious of his actions. Adding to the hilarity are a number of dream sequences from the wild imaginations of the husband and the wife as each envisions the other's motives. The extremely talented cast of this live stage performance includes newcomer Kenny Feightner as the husband, and Kisha Law, previously seen in "Diary of Anne Frank" and "The Drowsy Chaperone," as his wife. Mike Zierden, a veteran of more than 30 OCT productions, appears as the neighbor and best friend, and Michael White portrays the man selected to be the "spouse in waiting." White's previous roles include that of Atticus Finch in "To Kill a Mockingbird." John Garner, who will be remembered by audiences as Oscar Madison in last season's "The Odd Couple," plays the doctor. Darwin Fort, of "Christmas on the Air," has the comic role of the sales representative for cemetery plots. Rounding out the cast are Jane Kaufman and Christian Garner, who both appeared in featured roles in this season's musical-comedy "The Drowsy Chaperone." "Send Me No Flowers" will be performed at the auditorium on the Okeechobee Freshman Campus, one block west of Golden Corral Restaurant. The Okeechobee Community Theatre, founded in 1979, is an all-volunteer organization of local adults and young people who produce live Broadway style comedies, dramas and musicals for area audiences. It is a member of the American Association of Community Theatre and the Florida Theatre Conference. More information can be obtained by calling Ron or Jacque Hayes at 863-763-1307, or by visiting the theatre website at www.okeechobeecommunitytheatre. com. Tickets on sale for “Send Me No Flowers” Henry signs letter of intent with UCF Knights Okeechobee News/ Charles MurphyTabatha Henry signs her national letter of intent as her father David Henry looks on.

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Treat Your SweetieFind ”owers and chocolates, cards, wine, and more for a memorable Valentines Day. 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 12, 2014 On Feb. 26, the Chamber of Commerce of Okeechobee County w ill 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. Last week, the community enjoyed grand openings of The Art Cottage and Tin Fish Restaurant. We encourage you to check out our community calendar at w ww.okeechobeebusiness.com for more events as they become available in the community and in the chamber. Please remember to RSVP for the above event 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 863-467-6246 antoinette@okeechobeebusiness.com Chamber of Commerce News Special to the Okeechobee NewsOwners of the Art Cottage, Bridgette Waldau and Fawn McNeill Barr, would like to thank all who attended the new business’ grand opening and made it a great event. Left to right are Chamber of Commerce of Okeechobee County Executive Director Antoinette Rodriguez, City Councilmen Dowling Watford, Okeechobee Main Street Executive Director Sharie Turgeon, Fawn’s Studio and Art Gallery Owner Fawn Barr, Chamber of Commerce of Okeechobee County President Terry Burroughs, Okeechobee Mainstreet President Maureen Burroughs, Studio of Graphic Design owner Bridgette Waldau and Chamber of Commerce of Okeechobee County Business Development Chair John Gurney. The Art Cottage is at 111 N.E. Second St. and is open MondayThursday from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. and Friday and Saturday by appointment. Special to the Okeechobee NewsThe Tin Fish Restaurant’s grand opening on Wednesday attracted a big crowd. In back, left to right are Okeechobee City Administrator Brian Whitehall, City Councilman Mike O’Connor, Mr. Julyia of Chaney Brothers, County Commissioner Bryant Culpepper, County School Board Member Malissa Morgan, County Commissioner Margaret Helton, Okeechobee Mayor Jim Kirk, County Commissioner Joey Hoover, Okeechobee County Administrator Robbie Chartier, City Councilmen Dowling Watford, Workforce Solutions Kristine Raysor, City Councilman Clayton Williams, Okeechobee Main Street Executive Director Sharie Turgeon and Chamber of Commerce of Okeechobee County Treasurer Russ Brown. Cutting the ribbon in front are (left to right) Chamber of Commerce of Okeechobee County Business Development Chair John Gurney, Chamber of Commerce of Okeechobee County President Terry Burroughs, Okeechobee Mainstreet Board Member Frank Decarlo, (in black) top level restaurant staff, (in white) owner Joseph Melluzo of Tin Fish Okeechobee, and Chamber of Commerce of Okeechobee County Executive Director Antoinette Gonzalez-Rodriguez. Tin Fish, 301 N. Parrott Ave., is open 11 a.m. until 8 p.m. Sunday-Thursday and 11 a.m. until 9 p.m. Friday-Saturday. Chobee Courage Project seeks young menCalling young men in Okeechobee: The Chobee Courage Project, an opportunity for young men 12-17 to participate in youth leadership opportunities to address teen dating violence in your community, needs you. For information about participation, call or text Melvin Cordova, project coordinator, Martha’s House, at 772-333-7725.Widows & Widowers Support Group meetsThe Widow and Widowers Support group meets every Tuesday morning at 7:30 a.m. at the Lodge at the Lake. For information, call Darlene at 863-467-5351.

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Lake Okeechobee Can someone please tell the news media on the coast that the environmentalists have been begging the Corps of Engineers to release more fresh water into the Caloosahatchee River because the high salinity levels are killing the estuaries? The TV reporters s eem to think that any release of water from t he lake is a bad thing, when this time it is good news for those who want to save the estuaries.  Instead of complaining about the nut rient-rich water leaving Lake Okeechobee, how about cleaning up the nutrient-rich wat er before it enters Lake Okeechobee? Clean up the dirty water before it gets into the Big O and you wouldn’t have these problems with t he water when it leaves the lake. The lake isn’t making the water dirty. The urban areas, farms and septic tanks north of the lake are sending that dirty water into the lake.Counselor accused of ‘sexting’ to juvenile You are going to nd professionals in all areas of the country, and in all professions, w ho make bad decisions or are lecherous b eings. Okeechobee is no worse and no bett er than any other school system. Trust me, I’ve observed many, many schools and dist ricts in my career, and things are the same everywhere. We have to be vigilant but sens ible with our children in times like these.  There are so many wonderful, in uent ial teachers, administrators, and staff memb ers working in the district. It’s a shame that c reeps like this give those hard working indiv iduals and the schools a tainted reputation.  When a school district pays bottom dollar and nds ways to pay even less, not all the teachers they attract will be of except ional quality, that’s for sure!  I think they should do drug screens on everyone who works with children.  I am proud of the young lady who came forth. She was very brave.  Another young lady has come forward so far as a result. No telling how many more.  My son told him that he wanted to be a pro ball player and he told him that he would be living under the bridge and he would wave to him when he drove by. Instead of telling him that’s great but let’s work on your education rst. And if you work hard you can do it.  Pedophiles in our community or our schools is unacceptable. The student who came forward is a hero. That person did a very brave thing. No telling how many other young ladies she will have spared from being exposed to that.  I am so thankful I can home school my children! I know not all of us can, because of working and all. It’s getting to where you can’t trust anyone.  The school wants to spend all that money to drug test our children, how about drug testing the teachers and staff as well.  The teachers’ union protects these people and unfortunately the kids are not rst priority anymore. Saving the face of a school district and their test scores is.  We moved here from the Los Angeles area and out there they red every teacher in a district and rehired all new teachers because there was so much molestation. I was born and raised in the north, lived out west, and now here. It’s everywhere.  Thank goodness that the young lady reported this and the family gave the phone to the cops so they could see what was being sent. If your child has a phone, take a few minutes to sit down with him or her and make sure that if they receive messages from any adult, that message should be shown to the parent. No adult should be communicating with a child without the parent’s knowledge.  The good ol’ boy system in place is getting rocked pretty hard lately. Would hate to think that the school system might have to actually break down and try something new.  The teachers union in Okeechobee does nothing to protect teachers here. State law is different. A basic knowledge of law is all you need to know that Okeechobee is following the rules when disciplining their teachers. The union does nothing. We have to get rid of that stupid excuse!  Read national newspapers. This is not just Okeechobee. Donate directlyGee, I’m glad the folks of Okeechobee are nally catching on. Several years ago when I moved to Okeechobee, I tried to get the mobile mammogram unit to come to Okeechobee, where it is needed. It would only come as far as Indiantown. Palm Beach County has all the money. The folks who donate their money want it to stay in their county, not go where people can’t afford critical care. I tried undercover to obtain a free or low-cost mammogram in Palm Beach County at that time and it just doesn’t happen. I’m not going to spend more time writing this letter but I have the statistics in my les. Ask me and I’ll provide them for you. I worked for an oncologist for 13 years and never once did we have a patient’s care paid for by any charity. My wonderful boss at times would pay for the chemotherapy out of his own funds just so the patient could receive treatment. He knew the patient was going to die and when. People just don’t think! The companies who put on the “races for the cure” are in a business to make money, lots of money. Sure, the camaraderie is wonderful, but the person racing pays a fee to participate, they get a T-shirt that they think is free, etc., and the funds are to go to research. I’d like one person to tell me what research, where and how much. Research has come a little way since 1954 when a family member died of lung cancer, but believe me the research wasn’t from the funds of these races or the research they claim to make. And while I’m on my bandwagon, let’s talk about Girl Scout Cookies! Folks, who do you think makes all the money from these expensive delicious cookies? It’s not the Girl Scouts, it is the cookie companies. I have those statistics also. I work too hard for my money to let it “ y away.” I think about it. I just donate straight funds to the Girl Scout Council rather than go through the cookie company. Just see what would happen if the cookie sales dropped drastically by doing so. We’d put them out of the “Girl Scout Cookie” business really fast. Joyce BussellRadio auction raises $6,000”The Kiwanis Club of Okeechobee would like to express sincere gratitude toward our generous community for making the annual radio auction fundraiser a huge success. The auction raised a record amount in three hours on Saturday, Feb. 1. We send a big THANK YOU to Ken Keller, Billy Dean, Wayne Cunningham and WOKC for their help with preevent promotions and airtime for the auction. Also, thanks to CenterState Bank which graciously allowed the Kiwanis Club to use thei r facility to house the auction and provided lunch for all the workers. Thank you to the following business owners and individuals for donating items and services for our auction: 1Stop Party Shop, ABS Jones Supply, Advanced Water Tech., American Drilling, Bandana’s & Bows Pe t Grooming, Bella Rose Day Spa, Bill Houston, Brown Cow Sweetery, CARQUEST Auto Parts, Crossroads Family Restaurant, Custom Graphics & Signs, Dairy Queen, Dominos, Donna Huth, Eli’s Western Wear and Traile r Sales, Evie’s More than Hair, Fast Break Marathon, Fitness and Aquatic Center, FM Portraits, Gilbert Snapper/Line-X, Golden Coral, Holiday Inn Express, Home Builder, Inc., Hope / Alive/Recharge LLC., Janice Pietro/Mary Kay, John’s Leather & Saddle, KOA, Laurie Stephen, Lightsey’s Restaurant, Lonnie Kirsch, Mike & Sharon Wallace, Morgan’s Furniture, Mr. Red Larson, Nutmeg’s Caf, OK Corral Gun Club, Okeechobee Cattlemen’s Association, Okeechobee Claws & Paws, Okeechobee Dodge/Jeep/Chrysler, Okeechobee Feed, Okeechobee Golf & Country Club, Okeechobee News, Faveola Carillo/Origami Owl, Plat t Chiropractic, Posh Hair Salon, Quail Cree k Plantation, Regions Bank, Rio Bravo Restaurant, Rodeo Life, Serenity Coffee Shop, Silve r Spurs Trading Company, Slide on by Part y Supply, St. Lucie Battery & Tire, Stafford’s, Syble’s Flowers, Syfrett Feed, Taylor Rental, Teresa Chandler & Tony Bishop, Thunde r Dome Gaming, Tin Fish Restaurant, Tobacco Place, Total Roadside Services, Walpole Feed and Waste Management. A special thank you goes to our community for participating by calling in and bidding on these great items, to the Okeechobee High School Key Club for the great job you did taking calls and “running the bids” to everyone, our other special volunteers and to all the Kiwanis Club members! The Kiwanis Club of Okeechobee is par t of an international network of Kiwanis Clubs, all of which strive to serve the youth of thei r communities. Locally we will continue to do so, applying these funds to the following programs: Kiwanis Scholarship funds for OHS graduates, mini-grants for local teachers, G4S Halfway House Christmas Party, Terri c Kids Awards program for 5th graders, Key Club, Builder’s Clubs, Non-Alcohol Graduation Night Party, Santa in the Park, Easter Pancak e breakfast and more. Heather Hancock Kiwanis Radio Auction Committee February 12, 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!

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Yes, this newspaper is part of a chain.Ž But this chainŽ is unlike any other. We are owned by a journalistic trust. All after-tax profits are invested in our mission of community service through good local journalism. Staffing is local, and we seek out people who care about the community and want to stay here. How are we doing? Let us know by emailing feedback@newszap.com or call your editor.Community Service Through Journalism 5 Okeechobee News February 12, 2014 Okeechobee County Agri-Civic Center, open pasture land, FDOT Water retention areas and Triple E Equipment Rental. The proposed resolution would request FDOT to reallocate the resources for the two sidewalks by eliminating the double sidewalk, one on each side of the road, and place a single sidewalk on one side of the road, the same as is currently built in St. Lucie County, allowing for connectivity along SR 70 east for walkers, bicyclists and joggers. Although it would not completely eliminate the gap, there would be cost savings in eliminating the need for sidewalk crossings on both sides of the bridge at the canal locations. By reallocating resources, FDOT can create a user-friendly, safer environment for all non-vehicular traf c along a 60 mph roadw ay. In other business, Larry Gabor has requested to appear before the board to discuss a waiver of Impact Fees for a lifelong Okeechobee disabled veteran, Foy Scott. The amount of the impact fee is $2,132.10. County staff explained that the commission does not have the authority under the ordinance to waive any Impact Fees and suggested he come up with another approach to solve this apparent need. Mr. Gabor indicated he was still interested in appearing before the board to discuss how impact fees could be paid for this disabled veteran. Commissioners will also consider approving the use of grant funds for the purchase of single family residences for rehabilitation and subsequent resale to income-eligible buyers. As authorized by the county's NSP3 Housing Assistance Plan, the county administrator executed a contract for purchase of properties at 810 S.E. Ninth St. and 607 S.W. 14th St. The properties were selected by Deborah Belcher, the NSP3 grant administrator, and the contracts were approved by the county attorney. The environmental reviews were submitted to the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity for release of funds, which must be received before the purchase can be concluded. The appraised value of the Southeast Ninth Street property is $65,000, and the purchase price is $49,900. The appraised value of the Southwest 15th Street property is $106,000, and the purchase price is $70,000. The county has already sold two houses, and received program income from the sale of those houses. Program income on hand, and/or NSP3 grant funds to be drawn down from the state, will be used to fund the purchase of this property. In other business, the county commission will hear a request from Robert F. Lambert, Aeronautical Associates, LLC, represented by Devin Maxwell, Maxwell & Maxwell, PA, to assign three Aeronautical Associate, LLC Airport related leases to Martin Mobarak, MAP Universal, LLC, in order to enter into a sales contract for the assets of Aeronautical Associates, LLC, at the Okeechobee County Airport. The county commission will consider using $42,236 from the Capital Improvement Projects budget to resurface eight tennis courts and two basketball courts at the Okeechobee County Sports Complex. The commissioners will also consider submitting grant applications to the Land & Water Conservation Fund, Recreation Trails Program, Urban & Community Forestry, Cultural Facilities Grant, Florida Boating Improvement Grant Program), and two Florida Recreation Development Assistance Program Grants. The total in grants sought would be up to $1.51 million. If approved, the county would have to provide matching funds for some of the grants. County staff suggests various grant funds could be used for projects at Okee-Tantie, the C. Scott Driver boat ramps or the Okeechobee Sports Complex. The sports complex is not eligible for funding from the FBIP or RTP grants. The commission will be asked to issue proclamations for Florida Public Health Month, 2-1-1 Awareness Week and Engineers' Week. They will also review a report on the current status of buildings and need for of ce space. COUNTYContinued From Page 1 w as ultimately released on bond. A second con rmed victim came forw ard and OCSO Detective John Fisher then obtained an arrest warrant and Mims was arrested Monday, Feb. 10, by the St. Lucie County Sheriff's Of ce (SLCSO). That warrant charged the counselor w ith lewd computer solicitation of a child, transmission of material harmful to a minor by electronic equipment (two counts) and use of a child in sexual performance (two counts). The bond on those charges has been set at $350,000. Mims was returned to the local jail on Tuesday. Details regarding the new charges was not immediately available. Mims, who has been in the Okeechobee County School System for eight years, was rst arrested after a young female contacted a school resource of cer about the guidance counselor. She said he was making her "feel v ery uncomfortable." He had apparently also started sending her text messages, stated Detective Farless. Those text messages advanced to the point he allegedly sent her pictures of a man's penis, and then told her the photos w ere "... of his penis," stated the detective's report. Mims, continued the report, went on to tell the girl "... over and over about this messing up his life and ruining him if the victim told anyone." Detectives Farless and Fisher, along with the Okeechobee Narcotics Task Force and Assistant State Attorney Ashley Albright executed a search warrant on the man's home around 11:40 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 6. During that search they reportedly con scated: 5 grams of suspected cocaine; 17 crack cocaine pipes; 14 lighters; four razors; his computer tower; 10 photos of young unidenti ed girls; a bong; and, three pistols. According to arrest information the suspected cocaine was eld tested and indicated a positive result for the presence of cocaine. Superintendent of Schools Ken Kenworthy said in a Feb. 7 interview he became aware of the situation when contacted by the sheriff's of ce Thursday night. Mr. Kenworthy said Mims started as a teacher at New Endeavor High School then transferred to the freshman campus. Mims had good performance evaluations at New Endeavor with teacher ratings of satisfactory or higher. "I want everyone out there to know if the allegations are true, there is no place on our payroll for someone who would conduct themselves this way with a minor," said Mr. Kenworthy in that interview. He went on to say "... something like this tarnishes the reputation of our profession." Mims' arrest comes on the heels of a Yearling Middle School teacher being removed from her classroom last month because she was allegedly intoxicated. That teacher, Catherine Ann Jones, has not been arrested or charged with any crime, but the school board's investigation into the situation is continuing. She has been suspended without pay. Jones was relieved of her teaching duties in 2010 following her arrest by a detective with the Okeechobee Narcotics Task Force on seven felony counts of doctor shopping. Jones was reinstated to her teaching duties after she entered and successfully completed a drug court program. All charges against her were dismissed upon her completion of that program. Jones was apparently doing well at that school in the fall semester and was named the YMS teacher of the year. She was slated to receive that award at the annual teachers' banquet to be held Saturday evening, Feb. 15. However, because of the current situation, the issuance of that award has been placed on hold. According to records Mims is scheduled to appear in circuit court for arraignment Wednesday, March 12, at 9 a.m. Mr. Albright will be prosecuting the case, but it is not yet clear who will is representing Mims. COUNSELORContinued From Page 1 3-D archery shoot slatedThe sixth annual Farm Bureau 3-D archery shoot will be held Saturday, Feb. 15 at 4351 U.S. 441 N. All proceeds will be used to support the Young Farmer and Rancher Scholarship Program. The event will start at 8 a.m. with registration. For information, call 863-763-3101.Musical theatre discussedMusical theatre presentations will be held at the Okeechobee County Public Library Saturday, Feb. 15 at 1 p.m. with the nal extract from "Cabaret in the Sinatra Era" followed by "A tribute to Stephen Sondheim Part II."

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Eagles host dinnerThe Cypress Hut Eagles #4509 will serve a stuffed pork chop dinner Wednesday, Feb. 12 by Carla. Thursday, Feb. 13, will be a cook’s choice dinner. The public is invited both days. Dinner is served starting at 5 p.m. Proceeds from these events go to community and national charity funds. For information, call the Cypress Hut Eagles at 863-4671154.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 campre and received third-degree 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.Moose offering breakfast Okeechobee Moose, 1753, at 159 N.W. 36th St., will host bingo Thursday, Feb. 13 at 1 p.m. Lunch will be available. On Friday, the Bingo Bonanza starts at 6:30 p.m. A sh fry -caught and cooked by our own Ray & Charlie -is set for Saturday, Feb. 15, from 5 until 7 p.m. The Moose is now serving Sunday breakfast from 8 until 11 a.m. in the dining room only. Social Quarters open at 1 p.m. Proceeds go to support Moose Charities programs.Judge to speak at libraryOn Thursday, Feb. 13 at 5:30 p.m. at the Okeechobee County Library, Judge William Hendry will speak about how the court system in Okeechobee County was created. Judge Hendry was the rst judge from Okeechobee County on the 19th Judicial Circuit and was Chief Judge from 1990 to 1993. He began his judicial career as a county judge in 1981 and rose to the circuit court three years later. For information, call the library at 863-763-3536.Valentine's dinner scheduledThe public is invited to share the Valentine’s Day Special on Friday, Feb. 14 with members and guests of the North FOE, Aerie 4137. Dinner will be served from 5:30 until 9 p.m. and will consist of a choice of spaghetti or lasagna. Musical entertainment will be b y Steven. Dance to the slow ones or choose your own dance speed; it’s your evening. Proceeds go to continue the charities supported by the Fraternal Order of Eagles.Eastern Star plans dinnerOkeechobee Chapter, No. 128, Order o f the Eastern Star will host a country fried steak dinner with all the xings Saturday, Feb. 15, at the Okeechobee Masonic Lodge, 107 N.W. Fifth Ave., from 4 until 7 p.m. Tickets are $8 for adults and $4 for children 10 and under. To purchase your tickets, contact Kip Gardner at 863-357-0427 or Mary Holt at 863-763-5210.AMVETS host special dinnerAMVETS Post 200, at 8591 S.R. 78 W., will host a Valentine’s Dinner on Saturday, Feb. 15 at 7 p.m. for a donation of $7. Friday, Feb. 21, at 12:30 p.m. there will be bar bingo and gator races at 7 p.m. For information, call 330-556-1576.B.R.A.T. dance is Feb. 15The Okeechobee B.R.A.T. Club (Building Relationships Among Teens) will host a Black and White Teen Dance Party at the Okeechobee Freshman Campus, 610 S.W. Second Ave., on Saturday, Feb. 15 from 7 until 10 p.m. The dance is for students ages 12-16. The cost is $7 and includes pizza, sod a and chips. Boys should wear black, and girls should wear white. You can also sign up for the Dodge Ball Tournament there that will be held March 1. For information, contact Allison Chandler at 863-697-9096.OCCA plans yard saleA yard sale will be held Saturday, Feb. 15 at the Holiday Inn Express, 3101 U.S. 441 S., and will be hosted by the Okeechobee County Cattlewomen’s Association to help raise money for their scholarship fund. Tables are available for rent for $10. For information, call Janette at 863-801-4426, or Jackie at 863-634-1980. 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.James Edward Bell, 61OKEECHOBEE — James Edward Bell died Feb. 7, 2014 at his home. He was born Sept. 5, 1952 in Pahokee to Jordan Edward and Jeanette Bell. A resident of Okeechobee since 2000, he w as a member of the Haven Ministries. He enjoyed shing and gardening. He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Charleen Bell; three sons, Jody Bell (Teresa), Toby Bell all of Okeechobee and Jason Bell (Melissa) of Brunswick, Georgia; daughter, Stephanie Suarez (Joe) of St. Mary’s, Georgia; six grandchildren; and sister, Debbie Drahoss (Rolf) of Ft. Pierce. Visitation will be 10 a.m. until services at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014 at Buxton & Bass Okeechobee Funeral Home with Pastor David Burney of ciating. Interment will follow at Basinger Cemetery. 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. Joann Walker, 80OKEECHOBEE — Joann Walker of Okeechobee died Feb. 11, 2014. She was born Sept. 19, 1933 in Belle Glade to the late Rastus and Julia Hare. She attended the Church of God. Mrs. Walker was a homemaker and devoted wife, mother and grandmother. She was a resident of the Okeechobee Health Care Facility. Mrs. Walker was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas Walker. She is survived by two sons, Thomas E. Walker, Jr. (Kathy) of Okeechobee and Joel V. Walker of Ft. Myers; one daughter, Joy Walker of Tampa; ve grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren. Visitation will be 10 a.m. until services at 11 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014 at Buxton & Bass Okeechobee Funeral Home. Private burial will take place at Evergreen Cemetery. In lieu of owers, memorial contributions may 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. Sheila Melvin Mott, 48OKEECHOBEE — Sheila Melvin Mott, of Granbury, Texas, passed away on Monday, Feb. 3, 2014. Born Oct. 3rd, 1965, Sheila was 48 y ears old. She is survived by her daughter, Madisson “Maddie” Mott, of Granbury; her mother and step-father, Alice Anderson Moreau and Ed Moreau, of O’Brien, Fla.; her father, Lloyd Melvin, of Okeechobee; two sisters, Diann Melvin, of Okeechobee, and Delinda Burke, of Arlington, Texas. Memorial Services were held on Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014 at Stonewater Campus, Glen Rose, Texas. “What moves through us is a silence, a quiet sadness, a longing for one more day, one more w ord, one more touch. We may not understand w hy you left this earth so soon, or why you left before we were ready to say good-bye, but little by little we begin to remember not that you died, but that you lived. And that your life gave us memories too beautiful to forget” In lieu of owers, the family request that Memorial contributions be made to the family to help cover expenses. If interested, please contact: Alice Anderson Moreau at amam1963@yahoo.com for the trust fund account information. 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 Obituaries 6 Okeechobee News February 12, 2014 Community Events Brought to you by:863.763.6461Lic#CAC1817236

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 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!! 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! 7 Okeechobee News February 12, 2014 By Eric KoppOkeechobee News The co-owner of a local tree business has been arrested by a detective with the state’s Division of Insurance Fraud (DIF). Tara Gwen Boshell, 44, U.S. 27, Clermont, was arrested Thursday, Feb. 6, on three felony counts of worker’s compensation fraud under $20,000. She was booked into the Okeechobee County Jail then released on her own recognizance after her rst-appearance hearing. DIF’s William Hill arrested Boshell who, at the time the alleged crimes were committed, was the co-owner of Tree Locators Inc., 16162 U.S. 441 N. According to the probable cause information the alleged offenses were committed at three different times: June 22, 2010; May 31, 2011; and July 9, 2012. Apparently, she was charged with changing the classi cation code for employees in order to lower the cost of her insurance. In other words, each job has a classi cation code and the more risk involved with the job the higher the worker’s compensation premium. Boshell was allegedly reporting her employees, but at a lower classi cation code. Business owner charged with fraud Tara Boshell 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).  Adrienne R. Joyner, 30, Wilderness Road, Eastpoint, was arrested Feb. 7 by Deputy Timothy Porter on DOC warrants charging her with the felonies of violation of probation grand theft and violation of probation possession of a controlled substance/other. She is being held without bond.  Kennishia Marie Jervier, 25, N.E. 11th Lane, Okeechobee, was arrested Feb. 7 by Deputy Bart Potter on a felony charge of possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine) and a misdemeanor charge of possession of drug paraphernalia. Her bond w as set at $5,500.  Xavier Javern Cummings, 26, N.E. Second St., Okeechobee, was arrested Feb. 7 by Deputy Matthew Crawford on a DOC amended warrant charging him with the felony of violation of probation resisting a law enforcement of cer with violence. He is being held w ithout bond.  Sande Sue Eaton, 45, S.W. 10th Ave., Okeechobee, was arrested Feb. 7 by Of cer V ictoria Davito on felony charges of introduction of contraband into a county detention facility and petit theft, and a misdemeanor charge of possession of marijuana under 20 grams. Her bond was set at $5,500.  Justin Wayne Cook, 20, E. Center St., Okeechobee, was arrested Feb. 8 by Deputy W illiam Jolly on DOC warrants charging him w ith the felony of violation of probation grand theft, violation of probation dealing in stolen property and violation of probation giving false information to a secondhand dealer. He is being held without bond on those charges. He was also arrested on Okeechobee County warrants charging him with the felonies of uttering a forged bill/check/draft ( ve counts) and grand theft. His bond on those charges was set at $30,000.  Christopher Rash, 48, Cedar St., Forest, Ms., was arrested Feb. 8 by Of cer Cesar Romero on a misdemeanor charge of driving under the in uence. His bond was set at $500.  J. Francisco Morales, 55, N.E. Seventh St., Okeechobee, was arrested Feb. 8 by Deputy Steven Pollock on a misdemeanor charge of driving under the in uence. His bond was set at $500.  Marie Nottingham Pittman, 66, N.W. 33rd Ave., Okeechobee, was arrested Feb. 9 by Deputy Max Waldron on a misdemeanor charge of driving under the in uence. Her bond was set at $500. Dewey Alton Lightsey, 37, S.W. 28th St., Okeechobee, was arrested Feb. 10 by Deputy Cari Arnold on a DOC warrant charging him with the felony of violation of probation possession of a controlled substance (oxycodone). He is being held without bond.  Ricardo Hernandez, 31, N.W. Fifth St., Okeechobee, was arrested Feb. 10 by Of cer John Zeigler on a felony charge of aggravated battery on a pregnant woman. His bond was set at $20,000. This column lists arrests and not convictions, unless otherwise stated. Anyone listed here who is later found innocent or has had the charges against them dropped is welcome to inform this newspaper. The information will be con rmed and printed. Okeechobee Arrest Report

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There are several situations too numerous to mention here where Cyberknife would be extremely useful and safe. The following are just a few of them: Patients with Trigeminal Neuralgia, pituitary tumors and tumors of the acoustic nerve called Acoustic Neuroma can avoid major surgical procedures on the brain by getting treated with Cyberknife. Patients with cancers of the brain, spine, lung and prostate are but a few of the cancers that can be helped with one to “ve sessions of Radio Surgery. An article that was published in the Journal of the American Medical Association in 2010 showed that patients with patients with lung cance r who received Radiosurgery had a survival rate of 55.8% at 3 years versus 20 to 35% for those patients treated with traditional radiation over several weeks. As one of our patients commented, if it is good for patients at Stanford University, it is good for patients from the Okeechobee area! If you or someone you know has an y form of cancer, please call us so we can explore the possibility of treating it with this cutting edge technology. This 4.5 million dollar machine is available at the of“ces of Dr. Kumar in Saint Lucie County. Courtesy transportation is available to get to this of“ce for those patients in need. Please call 863-4679500 for more information. Submitted Photo/ Big Lake Cancer Center Cyberknife: Cutting edge technology at work for our patients in Okeechobee. 8 Okeechobee News February 12, 2014 Westside Christian Church 8082 State SR 70 West will host a revival services Feb. 12-16 at 6 p.m. each night. 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. Call 863634-0515 or 863-634-4327 Buckhead Ridge Baptist Church on Hunter Rd. would like to invite everyone to a concert. Saturday, Feb. 15, at 6 p.m. Forgiven w ill be doing a concert. Come out and enjoy some good gospel music. The Gathering Church 1735 S.W. 24th Ave., will present The Music Ministry of Santos, featuring "Gospel Doo Wop," on Saturday, Feb. 15, 7 p.m. Grab your friends and COME ON OUT! For more information, call 863-357-4418. West Virginia Day will be held on Saturday, Feb. 22, at First Baptist Church of Okeechobee, 401 S.W. Fourth St., in the Fellowship hall from 11 a.m. 2 p.m. Bring a covered dish. For more information, call 863467-8636 of 863-634-1427. The Okeechobee Church of God at 301 N.E. Fourth Ave. will host guest singers, Royal City in concert on Sunday, Feb. 23, at 10:45 a.m. For more, call 863-763-4127. Christian Singles of The Gathering of Okeechobee are taking a trip to The Holy Land Experience in Orlando, on Thursday, Feb. 27, from 10 a.m. 6 p.m. The bus leaves the parking lot at 8 a.m. For more information, call 863-610-1088 or 863-801-0184. Fountain of Life Churc h has new associate ministers to their 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 wife Rachel. Pastor David has helped grow the music ministries of Hillsong Australia, Youth Alive, and Planetshakers. Pastor Emory Polley and wife Donn a and son Emory Jr. are from Vero Beach, Florida. Pastor Emory will overseeing the Men's Ministiries. Services are at 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. every Sunday and 6:30 p.m. on Wednesdays. 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. For more, 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 every Monday at 6 p.m. and Tuesday at 2 p.m. at 1735 S.W. 24th Ave. For information, call Gale at 863-623-8504. Local churches host special programs and speakers

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By Charles M. MurphyOkeechobee NewsOkeechobee High School rallied for three runs in the bottom of the seventh inning to defeat Lake Placid 6-5, to open up their season at the Brahman Preseason Classic Friday night at OHS. The winning rally was sparked by a basesloaded walk to Jarrod Morgan, a balk that scored Christian Crews and a game-winning sacri ce y by freshman catcher Gabe Greseth. Okeechobee scored twice in the rst thanks to base hits by Paul Jackson and Crews, a walk to Layton Thomas and a Green Dragon error. The Brahmans made it 3-0 in the second as Greseth singled and scored on a ground out by Elijah Finney. Walks and a throwing error in the third allowed the Dragons to score three times. They added two runs in the fth thanks to another Brahman error. OHS coach Eric Kindell said his team made a few mistakes but did it at a good time, preseason. He said he was interested to see how the team responded when they made a mistake. "We want them to learn from them and to get better," he explained. "I thought the guys worked hard tonight, stayed in the game and battled back." Kindell praised his pitchers who threw strikes and were around the plate for the entire game. He said the team made a few elding errors but there is time to correct those. "We held them to one hit tonight and I think the pitchers did a great job. If we throw strikes all year we'll be ne," he added. Greseth said he was not overwhelmed by the moment with the game on the line in the nal inning. He plays travel ball and is used to being counted on to provide offense. "I was pretty nervous to begin with but I just let the jitters get out and hit," he explained. Greseth praised his teammates for staying mentally and emotionally in the game. Despite a two-run de cit, he noted the players were still excited and optimistic they could come back. Greseth watched the relief pitcher warm up and then went to the plate with an idea on how to attack him. "I just go up there hacking," he added. There was a huge turnout for the opening game for both teams. Kindell said the support was wonderful and he thought it was a good start for the new era of Brahman baseball. "It was awesome to get a walk-off win. I have to say the kids battled and that is all I can ask for," he added. Okeechobee defeated Clewiston on Saturday, 8-7, in extra innings. John Carroll looked impressive at the tournament as they shut out Clewiston, 9-0, and Lake Placid, 12-0, over the weekend. The Brahman's next home game will be Monday, Feb. 17, at 7 p.m. against Avon Park. By Charles M. MurphyOkeechobee NewsThe Okeechobee High School Lady Brahmans softball team lost a wild home opener Friday as they rallied from a nine-run de cit only to lose to Hardee County, 14-11, in extra innings. Hardee took advantage of a few Brahmans mistakes as they scored six runs in the fourth inning. OHS coach Mary Huff said she was impressed with her team's resolve. "They showed so much heart and ght and I think that says so much about this group of kids that we have," she explained. Okeechobee played uncharacteristically on defense as they made a few errors on routine plays. Hardee had come in with three games under their belt and improved to 3-1 on the season. Okeechobee scored rst as Lexi Ward w alked and scored on a ground out by Kaylen Fulford. Hardee responded with two runs in the second as Kim Derringer and Makayla Dewberry singled and Morgan Walters added an RBI hit. Hardee added three runs in the third w ith big hits from Alisa Campbell and Alex Ulrich. Okeechobee made it 5-2 in the third as W ard walked, Danyelle Shef eld singled and W ard scored on a ground out by Breanna Billie. After the big six run fourth, Okeechobee began to chip away at the lead. They made it 11-5 in the bottom of the fourth thanks to an error by Hardee, a two-run single by Ward and an RBI single by Shef eld. Okeechobee scored four runs in the sixth w ith the big hits singles by Jordan Lawlis and Shef eld and an RBI double by Ward. Okeechobee tied the score in the bottom of the seventh as Brianna Nunez tripled, and scored on a single by Lawlis. Stormy Stokes scored on a bases-loaded walk. Hardee won the game with three runs in the eighth. Dewberry doubled, Walters drove her home with a single and Danielle Welch added a two-run single. Huff commended relief pitcher Jordan Lawlis for her performance. She threw four shutout innings in the middle innings to allow Okeechobee to come back. She also praised shortstop Stormy Stokes for some outstanding plays in the eld. Huff said the team made some mistakes but must learn from them and correct them in practice. "I think we will have to work extra hard at practice this week and make sure we are doing the little things right and making routine plays.," she said. Huff said the team can't give teams more than three outs per inning and gave away too many outs on Friday. "We begin district play this week and South Fork was a decent team last year. We will be doing all we can this week to make sure we are as prepared as possible," she added. There was a great turnout for the home opener as the team held their annual ball drop fundraiser and had a barbecue dinner fundraiser to help offset expenses. Lady Brahmans fall to Hardee in extra innings OHS boys of summer win season opener 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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Auctions8th Annual “Cane Country” AuctionSaturday ~ February 15, 2014 ~ 9:00 a.m. 26400 CR 880 Belle Glade, FL (20 Miles W of West Palm Beach, FL)(Atlantic Sugar Mill Site) 800-985-5699Auctioneer: Terry DeMott, Sr FL #AU1833-AB1285 Garage/ Yard Sales1102 PALM COURT COMMUNITY YARD SALE, OFF OF LAKE DRIVE WEST, FEB 14TH AND FEB 15TH, 8AM-? LOTS OF EVERYTHING NEW AND USED! Garage/ Yard SalesWe Buy Estates Antiques, Collectibles, Household, Tools, Jewelry and etc. Call 863-697-8906 YARD SALE FRI. 14TH AND SAT. 15TH, 8AM TILL 4PM, 740 HWY 78 WEST. ANTIQUES, BASS BOAT, CANOE, KAYAKS, ALUMINUM VHULL BOAT, ELECTRIC SCOOTER, BUELL MOTOR CYCLE, BICYCLES & MISC ALL PRICED TO SELL! YARD SALE 2821 SE 47TH TERRACE, 2/13, 2/14 & 2/15 8AM-2PM. BRINDABAN FOREST TI. HOUSEHOLD, DISHES, WOMEN’S CLOTHES LRG-2X, CRAFTS, FABRIC, KNITTING, TOOLS, EXERCISE BIKE,BOOKS Employment Full Time LOCAL & REGIONAL DRIVERS Call Cassie at (800) 741-6500 or apply online www.walpoleinc.com EOE/DFWPWalpole is looking for local and regional Class A company CDL drivers with a minimum of two years driving experience and a clean driving record. Our package includes: 401K, paid training, safety bonuses, paid vacations, professional uniforms, uniform cleaning service, boot program & more! One mans trash is another mans treasure. Turn your trash to treasure with an ad in the classifieds. Employment Full TimeSales Support RepresentativeFantastic Opportunity Challenging & Rewarding Role International Brand NQAS is recognized as a world leader in the manufacture and distribution of replacement parts to suit CASE and John Deere cane harvesters. A unique opportunity has arisen within our Clewiston FL operation for a ‘hands on’ sales support representative. By nature you will be results orientated, good humored, bilingual in Spanish and English and have a solid commitment to delivering outstanding customer service and spare parts advice to a variety of individuals who include harvester contractors, purchasing managers and mechanical workshops via telephone, email and counter sales. You will be responsible for interpreting and followup on customer needs, preparing customer quotes and orders, invoicing, purchasing and coordinating orders being imported and exported. A background in mechanical parts, con dent clear communication along with the ability to make decisions and remain calm under pressure will be the key to your success. NQAS offers a great place to work and a friendly supportive culture. To apply, please email your resume to Rebecca@nqascorp.com or mail to PO Box 1780, Clewiston, Florida 33440. How do you find a job in todays competitive market? In the employment section of the classifieds 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 Time {} The Job Location is: Fort Drum Travel Plaza the Florida Turnpike, Mile Marker 184, Okeechobee, FL 34972 For instructions, please call 863.216.5743.How to apply? € For immediate consideration come apply in person at the job location. € You can also fax your resume: 863.357.0097 € You can email your resume: Mike.ingle@areasmail.com JOIN THE TEAM Areas USA is a leading provider of food, beverage and retails services in the U.S. travel hospitality industry in over 60 airports around the world, and in the Maryland and Florida Turnpike Plazas. We are hiring Associates for Fort Drum Travel Plaza. We offer competitive pay, bene“ts, and for full time Associates, paid holidays as well as paid sick days and one free meal per shift. We also offer a great working enviroment and opportunities to grow within the Company. We work with recognizable brands like Dunkin Donuts, KFC, Wendys, Earl of Sandwich, Subway and Marketplace Retail Store. We are looking for energetic and outgoing individuals. Restaurant Concept Manager, Retail Assistant Manager, Retail Supervisor, Cashiers, Cooks, Dishwashers, Janitors English language is a MUST. DISPATCHER / DRIVER Class B, Hazmat & Tanker Must have excellent computer and communication skills. Bene ts, Vacation, Insurance, and good pay. Palmdale Oil Co. 863-763-3617 120 S. Parrott Ave. Okeechobee, FL. DRIVERS: $5,000 Sign-On Bonus! Great Pay! Consistent Freight, Great Miles on this Regional Account. Werner Enterprises: 1-855-517-2488 Employment Full TimeEXPERIENCED ONLY, Electrician, Clean D/L, drug free work place, if you do not want to work do not apply. Bass Electric 2801 SW 3rd Terrace, Okeechobee. (863)467-8705 Need a few more bucks to purchase something deer? Pick up some extra bucks when you sell your used items in the classifeids. Find it faster. Sell it sooner in the classifieds Employment Full Time Employment Full Time 11 Okeechobee News February 12, 2014 Reading a newspaper helps you plan your time wisely.No wonder newspaper readers enjoy life more!

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Employment Full TimeGreat opportunity! The Gilbert Family is hiring an Alignment Technician. Busy, privately owned and family operated dealer. The Gilbert Family has been serving Okeechobee for over 80 years, experience counts. Don’t miss this chance to make a move! STRONG PRODUCTS, PAY & BENEFITS! Drug Free Workplace EOEGilbert Chevrolet 3550 Highway 441Okeechobee Email resume: hr@gilberthasit.com Business Opportunities NOTICEIndependent Newspapers will never accept any advertisement that is illegal or considered fraudulent. In all cases of questionable value, such as promises of guaranteed income from work-athome programs if it sounds too good to be true, chances are that it is. If you have questions or doubts about any ad on these pages, we advise that before responding or sending money ahead of time, you check with the Better Business Bureau at 772-878-2010 for previous complaints. Some 800 and 900 telephone numbers may require an extra charge, as well as long distance toll costs. We will do our best to alert our reader of these charges in the ads, but occasionally we may not be aware of the charges. Therefore, if you call a number out of your area, use caution. ExcavationLESLIE SUMMERFORD EXCAVATING LLC. Call us for your excavation needs; land clearing ponds, hauling of ll dirt, shell, millings (when available) transportation of heavy equipment. Call Leslie for excavation needs. (863)763-9330 or (863)634-7659. 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. Condos/Townhouses RentTAYLOR CREEK CONDO Ground oor, 1/1 fully furnished with utilities. $750 mo. + sec. dep. Move in now! $700. 863-634-0663. Houses RentNICE 2BD/1BA, 1 CAR GARAGE, $700 MONTHLY AND $700 DEPOSIT. CALL 772-260-5029 NICE 3 BDRM, CAN BE 4 BDRM, 1 BATH HOUSE IN DIXIE RANCH. NO PETS. FIRST, LAST & SECURITY $800.00 A MONTH 863-634-2820 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 Buying a car? Look in the classifieds. Selling a car? Look in the classifieds. Grab a bargain from your neighbors garage, attic, basement or closet in todays classifieds. Earn some extra cash. Sell your used items in the classifieds 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 BASSWOOD-FOR SALE CBS 3BD/1BA, LARGE SCREENED PORCH, EAT-IN KITCHEN, UTILITY ROOM, CARPORT, TILE AND CARPET, WATER AERATOR. CALL WALT 634-9783 ASKING $49,900 OKEECHOBEEIN TOWN 2/1 CBS, CENTRAL AIR AND HEAT, SCREENED PATIO, GARAGE, LARGE YARD, ALL APPLIANCES, CLOSE TO LAKE. $103,000.00 CALL 863-801-4220 TREASURE ISLAND FOR SALE CBS 3BD/1BA, UTILITY ROOM W/COMMODE, WATERFRONT, GOOD CONDITION, FENCED FRONT YARD, NEWLY PAINTED INSIDE & OUT. CALL WALT 634-9783 ASKING $68,900 Lots Sale1/2 Acre Lot, fenced, oak trees, house or mobile home ok, off of 15A & 710 Hwy. One mile to Lake. $21,000 Owner Finance Call 863-610-1600 Mobile Home Rent2/2 WATERFRONT FURNISHED, COMPLETELY REMODELED, MATURE ADULTS, NO PETS. $600/MO. & $500 DEPOSIT CALL 863-467-1308 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 Mobile HomeSale3BD/1.5BA MOBILE HOME ON THE WATER, DEAD END STREET, COMPLETELY FURNISHED $42,500.00 CALL 863-763-4174 OR 859-339-1888 ANCIENT OAKS 55+ PARK ON BACK CANAL, PARK MODEL W/12X22 ADDITION, 1-1 FULL BATH, C.A.H. $32,500 CALL 608-745-2050 Palm Harbor Homes 55+ Community Special! $5K for your old home! Many models to choose from. Call John Lyons 800-622-2832 ext 210 for details. REDUCED PRICE MOBILE HOME FOR SALE VANTAGE OAKS 55+ PARK NEW AIR COND., SCREEN ROOM. $15,000 O.B.O. CALL FOR MORE INFO 863-484-0501 OR 863-447-1370 Boats1990 20FT BASSTRACKER PONTOONW/TRAILER, 60HP EVINRUDE OUTBOARD MOTOR, TROLLING MOTOR, LIVE WELL, DEPTH FINDER, LIGHTING FOR NIGHT FISHING & GENERATOR $5,000 O.B.O. CALL 863-623-4347 BOATS FOR SALE 15 USED BOATS & MOTORS, ASSORTED SIZES. $1,100.00 TO $1,500.00 PLUS TAX, ALL RUN AND HAVE TITLE. 863-467-8875 TROPICAL BREEZE MARINA FOR SALE: BASS BOAT 19 1/2 FT. 200 HREFI MERC., 3 NEW BATTERIES, ON BOARD CHARGER, HOT FOOT. CALL 815-351-6444 Campers/RVs2001 DAMON ESCAPER, 40’, Cummins diesel, Spartan chassis, 2 slide outs, 7.3 generator, 2 A/C’s, much more. 43K miles. $45,000. Offers welcome. (863)234-9003 ESTATE SETTLEMENT FOR SALE 2011 SALEM GRAND VILLA RV BY FOREST RIVER, 40’, 2 SLIDES, LOADED, FULL WINDOW AWNINGS, EAGLE BAY ROOST RV PARK 740-670-1109 When doing those chores is doing you in, its time to look for a helper in the classifieds. Campers/RVsWanted all Travel Trailers, Motor Homes and Fifth Wheels. Any Condition, Cash paid on the spot Call 941-347-7171 Autos WantedCASH FOR CARS No Title Needed, Any Condition. 268junk.com Located in Okeechobee Call (863)268-5865 Public Notice OKEECHOBEE COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD POLICY In accordance with the Administrative Procedures Act, Chapter 120, Florida Statutes, notice is hereby given that the Okeechobee County School Board will consider amendment of the School Board policy listed below at their meeting on Tuesday, March 11, 2014, at 6:00 p.m., in Room 303 of the School Board Administrative Of ce at 700 S.W. Second Avenue, Okeechobee. A copy of the proposed amendment is available in the Superintendent’s Of ce, Room 307, 700 S.W. 2nd Avenue, Okeechobee. Amendment of Board Policy 5.321 Bullying and Harassment I. This policy prohibits bullying and harassment. II. The proposed amendment is in accordance with changes made to Florida Statute 1006.147 and is recommended by the Board’s consultant for School Board Policies. III. Legal authority for this policy is F.S. 1001.41, 1001.42. Laws implemented are F.S. 784.048, 815.03, 1001.43, 1003.04, 1003.31, 1003.32, 1006.07, 1006.08, 1006.09, 1006.10, 1006.147; 20 USC 1232g. IV. This policy amendment will not affect individuals from an economic standpoint. Ken Kenworthy Superintendent of Schools 461319 ON 2/12/2014 REQUEST FOR BID (RFB) NO. 6000000599 C-41A CANAL BANK REPAIRS, HIGHLAND COUNTY, FL The Procurement Bureau of the South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD), B-1 Building, 3301 Gun Club Road, West Palm Beach, Florida 33406, will receive sealed bids up to 2:30 p.m opening time on March 11, 2014 for the C-41A Canal Bank Repairs, Highland County, FL. The Work generally consists of furnishing all materials, labor, tools and equipment necessary to repair approximately 2,680 LF of canal bank and add approximately 725 LF of rock riprap to the C-41A canal bank, west of the District’s S-84 water control structure. An Optional Pre-Bid Conference will be held on February 21, 2014 @ 10:00 AM, On-Site Directions: HWY 441 north through Okeechobee, then west on State Road 70 for 10.8 miles to Rucks Dairy Road south, 1.4 miles to SFWMD Gate on north bank of C-41A canal. For directions call (561) 682-2614. All bids must conform to the instructions in the RFB. Interested respondents may obtain a copy of the complete RFB (1) at the SFWMD West Palm Beach of ce; (2) by downloading the solicitation from our website at www.sfwmd.gov; or (3) by calling (561) 682-2715. The public is invited to attend the bid opening. Further information on the status of this solicitation can be obtained on our web site www.sfwmd.gov. 461565 ON 2/12/2014 Public Notice Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA Case No.: 472010CA000086CAXXXX BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP FKA COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP Plaintiff, v. RAYMUNDO MEDRANO; 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; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF RAYMUNDO MEDRANO, N/K/A LUCIA MEDRANO Defendant(s). NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order of Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated October 24, 2013, entered in Civil Case No. 472010CA000086CAXXXX 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 12th 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: LOT 4, BLOCK 51, BASSWOOD, INC. UNIT NO. 5, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 51, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must le a claim within 60 days after the sale. AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT. If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Corrie Johnson, ADA Coordinator, 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. Si usted es una persona discapacitada que necesita alguna adaptacion para poder participar de este procedimiento o evento; usted tiene derecho, sin costo alguno a que se le provea cierta ayuda. Favor de comunicarse con Corrie Johnson, Coordinadora de A.D.A., 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, Fl. 34986, (772)807-4370 por lo menos 7 dias antes de que tenga que comparecer en corte o inmediatamente despues de haber recibido esta noti cacion si es que falta menos de 7 dias para su comparecencia. Si tiene una discapacidad auditiva o de habla, Ilame al 711. Si ou se yon moun ki kokobe ki bezwen asistans ou aparey pou ou ka patisipe nan prosedu sa-a, ou gen dwa san ou pa bezwen peye anyen pou ou jwen on seri de ed. Tanpri kontakte Corrie Johnson, Co-ordinator ADA, 250 NW Country Club Drive, suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 8074370 Omwen 7 jou avan ke ou gen pouou 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 1st DAY OF NOVEMBER, 2013. SHARON ROBERTSON CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk 456821 ON 2/12,19/2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION Case No. 13000389CAAXMX 21st Mortgage Corporation Plaintiff, VS. The Unknown Heirs, Devisees, Grantees, Creditors and other Persons or unknown Spouses claiming by, through under or against the Estate of Shirley E. Heater, deceased; Sheryl Heater; Unknown Spouse of Sheryl Heater; Unknown Tenant #1; Unknown Tenant #2 Defendants. NOTICE OF ACTION CONSTRUCTIVE SERVICE TO: The Unknown Heirs, Devisees, Grantees, Creditors and other Persons or unknown Spouses claiming by, through under or against the Estate of Shirley E. Heater, deceased YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action to for a replevin on the following property in Okeechobee County, Florida: 1999 Homes of Merit, mobile home, bearing ID No: FLHMBFP142444068A and FLHMBFP142444068B.has been led against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on Yashmin Chen-Alexis, Esquire, Brock & Scott, PLLC., the Plaintiffs attorney, whose address is 1501 N.W. 49th Street, Suite 200, Ft. Lauderdale, FL. 33309, within thirty days, and le the original with the Clerk of this Court either before service on the Plaintiffs attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the complaint or petition. DATED on October 24, 2013. Sharon Robertson As Clerk of the Court By: Jennifer Rediker As Deputy Clerk 461818 ON 2/12,19/2014 Public Notice 12 Okeechobee News February 12, 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 lis 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 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 Your new home could be in todays paper. Have you looked for it? Need a few more bucks to purchase something deer? Pick up some extra bucks when you sell your used items in the classifeids. How fast can your car go? It can go even faster when you sell it in the classifieds. Love the earth Recycle your used items by selling them in the classifieds. Shop here first! The classified ads Your new car could be in todays paper. Have you looked for it? IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 19TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION: CASE NO.: 2009000483CA DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST COMPANY, AS TRUSTEE FOR J.P. MORGAN MORTGAGE ACQUISITION TRUST 2007-CH2, ASSET BACKED PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2007-CH2, Plaintiff, VS. DAVID COMBS; THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF DAVID COMBS; ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANT(S) WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS; TENANT #1, TENANT #2, TENANT #3, AND TENANT #4 THE NAMES BEING FICTITIOUS TO ACCOUNT FOR PARTIES IN POSSESSION IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY, Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated the 27TH day of September 2013, and entered in Case No. 2009000483CA, of the Circuit Court of the 19TH Judicial Circuit in and for Okeechobee County, Florida, wherein DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST COMPANY, AS TRUSTEE, ON BEHALF OF THE HOLDERS OF THE J.P. MORGAN MORTGAGE ACQUISITION TRUST 2007-CH2 ASSET BACKED PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2007-CH2 is the Plaintiff and DAVID COMBS, UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF DAVID COMBS N/K/A LORI COMBS, TENANT #1 N/K/A BRANDY HERRARA, TENANT #2 N/K/A MARANDA SERRANO and UNKNOWN TENANT (S) IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY are defendants. The Clerk of this Court shall sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY JUDICIAL CENTER, 312 NW 3RD STREET, JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM, SECOND FLOOR, OKEECHOBEE, FLORIDA 34972, 11:00 AM on the 12th day of March 2014, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: LOT 13, BLOCK 40, OF BASSWOOD UNIT 3, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 37, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. Dated this 6th day of November, 2013. SHARON ROBERTSON Clerk of the Circuit Court BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk 456823 ON 2/12,19/2014 Grab a bargain from your neighbors garage, attic, basement or closet in todays classifieds.

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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.: 472012CA000412CAAXMX PNC BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO NATIONAL CITY BANK, SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO HARBOR FEDERAL SAVINGS BANK Plaintiff, VS. MARY ANN MORRIS A/K/A MARY ANN BIRKETT, et al Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Summary Final Judgment of foreclosure dated October 25, 2013, and entered in Case No. 472012CA000412CAAXMX 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 MARY ANN MORRIS A/K/A MARY ANN BIRKETT, et al are Defendants, the clerk will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash, beginning at 11:00 AM at OKEECHOBEE COUNTY JUDICIAL CENTER, Second Floor, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, FL 34972, in accordance with Chapter 45, Florida Statutes, on the 12 day of March, 2014, the following described property as set forth in said Summary Final Judgment, to wit: The West 1/2 of the South 1/2 of the South 1/2 of Tract 22, Section 28, Township 34 South. Range 33 East, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 4, Pages 3A-D, Public Records of Okeechobee County, Florida, also known as Lots M and N, Tract 22, Section 28, Viking. Together with that certain mobile home designated as follows: Make: Mert Year: 2002 Title Numbers: 85267714, 85267775 ID Numbers: FLHML3F158025661A, FLHML35158025661B 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 s pendens must le a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated at Okeechobee, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, Florida, this 5th day of December, 2013. Sharon Robertson Clerk of said Circuit Court BY: Sandra L. Creech As Deputy Clerk If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Corrie Johnson, ADA Coordinator, 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than seven (7) days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. SPANISH: Si usted es una persona discapacitada que necesita alguna adaptacion para poder participar de este procedimiento o evento; usted tiene derecho, sin costo alguno a que se le provea cierta ayuda. Favor de comunicarse con Corrie Johnson, Coordinadora de A.D.A., 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, Fl. 34986, (772) 807-4370 por lo menos 7 dias antes de que tenga que comparecer en corte o inmediatamente despues de haber recibido esta noti cacion si es que falta menos de 7 dias para su comparecencia. Si tiene una discapacidad auditiva o de habla, llame al 711. KREYOL: Si ou se yon moun ki kokobe ki bezwen asistans ou aparey pou ou ka patisipe nan prosedu sa-a, ou gen dwa san ou pa bezwen peye anyen pou ou jwen on seri de ed. Tanpri kontakte Corrie Johnson, Co-ordinator ADA, 250 NW Country Club Drive, suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 O’mwen 7 jou avan ke ou gen pou-ou paret nan tribunal, ou imediatman ke ou resevwa avis sa-a ou si le ke ou gen pou-ou ale nan tribunal-la mwens ke 7 jou; Si ou pa ka tande ou pale byen, rele 711. 458532 ON 2/12,19/2014 Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice 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 Public Notice Public Notice 13 Okeechobee News February 12, 2014IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION CASE NO. 2009 CA 511 U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE FOR J.P. 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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 March 12, 2014 the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: EXHIBIT A PARCEL 16-I: A PORTION OF LOTS 7-16, BLOCK 16 OF THE SUBDIVISION ENTITLED A REVISED AND ADDITION TO PLAT OF CONNERS GABLES, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 15, OF THE PUBLIC 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 53’54’53” WEST ALONG THE NORTHERLY LINE OF SAID BLOCK 16, A DISTANCE OF 1215.00, TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING OF THE HEREIN DESCRIBED PARCEL: THENCE, CONTINUE NORTH 53’54’53” WEST ALONG THE NORTHERLY LINE OF SAID BLOCK 16, A DISTANCE OF 77.00 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 36’05’07” WEST, A DISTANCE OF 200.00 FEET TO THE SOUTHERLY LINE OF SAID BLOCK 16; THENCE SOUTH 53’54’53” EAST, ALONG THE SOUTHERLY LINE, A DISTANCE OF 77.00 FEET; THENCE NORTH 36’05’07” 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; i f you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. 456822 ON 2/12,19/2014 VS. DAVID COMBS, et.al. Defendant(s). NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated September 27, 2013 and entered in 2009 CA 511 of the Circuit Court of the Nineteenth Judicial Circuit in and for Okeechobee County, Florida, wherein U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE FOR J.P. MORGAN MORTGAGE ACQUISITION TRUST 2006-CH2, ASSET See Puzzle on page 15

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SEYMOUR, Attorney at Law 863-467-1894 An Aordable Way to Advertise! email: okeeadsales@newszap.com 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 THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON FKA THE BANK OF NEW YORK, AS TRUSTEE FOR THE CERTIFICATEHOLDERS OF CWABS INC., ASSETBACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2007-7, Plaintiff, VS. 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 THE CERTIFICATEHOLDERS OF CWABS INC., ASSET-BACKED CERTIFICATES, 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 Assembly Room, 2nd Floor of the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 312 Northwest 3rd Street, Okeechobee, FL. 34972 in accordance with Chapter 45, Florida Statutes on the 5th day of 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 recorded 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 15 Okeechobee News February 12, 2014 Public Notice NOTICE OF RECORDING OF NOTICE REGARDING MARKETABLE RECORD TITLES TO REAL PROPERTY ACT FOR OAK TREE PLACE HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC. Pursuant to Chapter 712, Florida Statutes (“MRTA”), OAK TREE PLACE HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC., a Florida not-for-pro t corporation (the “Association”), recorded a Notice Regar ding Marketable Record Titles to Real Property Act for Oak Tree Place Homeowners Association, Inc. (“Notice”) to preserve and protect the governing documents and covenants and conditions therein listed from extinguishment by operation of MRTA. 1. The attached Notice was recorded by the Association in Of cial Records Book 742, at Page 541, of the Public Records of Okeechobee County, Florida. 2. The Association sent a Statement of Marketable Title Action in the form set forth in Section 712.06(1) (b), Florida Statutes, to members of the Association, and duly approved preservation of such governing documents and covenants and conditions as required by Section 712.05 (1), Florida Statutes. An af davit relating to such action is attached as Exhibit “A-1” to the recorded Notice. 3. The lands affected by the Notice are depicted and legally described in Exhibit “E” in the recorded Notice. 4. The exhibits referred to in the Notice can be found in their entirety in the recorded Notice. Notice Prepared by: JACQUELINE C. MARZAN, ESQ. JAY STEVEN LEVINE LAW GROUP 2500 N. Military Trail, Suite 283,Boca Raton, Florida 33433 Attorney for Association February 6, 2014 NOTICE REGARDING MARKETABLE RECORD TITLES TO REAL PROPERTY ACT FOR OAK THE PLACE HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC. THIS NOTICE REGARDING MARKETABLE RECORD TITLES TO REAL PROPERTY ACT FOR OAK TREE PLACE HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC. is made this 31st day of January, 2014, by the President and Secretary of OAK TREE PLACE HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC. (the “Association”). The post of ce address for the Association is 2355 Southwest 28th Street, Okeechobee, Florida 34974 and the mailing address is P. 0. Box 242, Okeechobee, Florida 34973-0242. WITNESSETH: 1. This Notice Regarding the Marketable Record Titles to Real Property Act is recorded by the Association pursuant to Chapter 712, Florida Statutes. 2. The Association is subject to the following governing documents and covenants and conditions (hereinafter collectively referred to as “governing documents and covenants and conditions”): (A) Declaration of Party Facilities and Protective Covenants for Oak Tree Place recorded in Of cial Records Book 260, Page 999, of the Public Records of Okeechobee County, Florida (the “Public Records”) and having recorded as an exhibit thereto, Articles of Incorporation of Oak Tree Place Homeowners Association beginning at Page 1013, a copy of which is attached hereto and incorporated herein as Exhibit “A”; and (B) Bylaws of Oak Tree Place Homeowners Association, Inc., recorded in Of cial Records Book 260, Page 1022, of the Public Records, and having attached thereto that certain Warranty Deed from Robert L. Bell to the Association, beginning at Page 1035, a copy of which is attached hereto and incorporated herein as Exhibit “B”; and (C) First Amendment to Declaration of Party Facilities and Protective Covenants for Oak Tree Place, recorded in Of cial Records Book 261, Page 1405, of the Public Records, a copy of which is attached hereto and incorporated herein as Exhibit “C”; and (D) By-Law Resolutions and Amendments to Declaration of Party Facilities and Protective Covenants for Oak Tree Place recorded in Of cial Records Book 303, Page 1083, of the Public Records, a copy of which is attached hereto and incorporated herein as Exhibit “D”. 3. The legal description of the land affected by this Notice and encumbered by the governing documents and covenants and conditions is set forth on Exhibit “E” attached hereto and incorporated herein. NOW, THEREFORE, the President and Secretary of the Association hereby certify that: 4. The above referenced governing documents and covenants and conditions shall be preserved and protected from extinguishment by operation of Chapter 712, of the Florida Statutes, which is the Marketable Record Titles to Real Property Act. The above referenced governing documents and covenants and conditions as may be amended from time to time, currently burdening the property of each and every member of the Association, retain their status as the source of marketable title with regard to the transfer of a member’s residence. 5. The preservation of the above referenced governing documents and covenants and conditions has been duly approved at a meeting by at least two-thirds (2/3) of the Board of Directors at a meeting duly noticed and conducted in accordance with the requirements of Chapter 712, Florida Statutes and the governing documents and covenants and conditions of the Association. 6. Attached hereto and incorporated herein as Exhibit “A-1” is an Af davit for Notice Regarding Marketable Record Titles to Real Property Act, which attests to the r equired notice being given to the Association members in accordance with Chapter 712, Florida Statutes. This Notice may be executed in one or more counterparts, each of which will be deemed an original, but all of which together shall constitute one and the same instrument. IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the undersigned have set their hands and seals this 31st day of January, 2014. OAK TREE PLACE HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC. BY: Robert Mobley, President of the Association Witnesses P.J. Rader Kim Rowland Attest: Judy Mobley, Secretary of the Association Witnesses P.J. Rader Kim Rowland STATE OF FLORIDA COUNTY OF OKEECHOBEE SS The foregoing Notice Regarding Marketable Record Ti tles to Real Property Act was acknowledged before me this 31st day of January, 2014, by Robert Mobley, as President of Oak Tree Place Homeowners Association, Inc. on behalf of said Corporation. He is personally known to me. WITNESS my signature and of cial seal at 1600 SW 2nd Avenue, Okeechobee, FL 34974 in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida, the date and year last aforesaid. Myranda McAllister, NOTARY PUBLIC State of Florida at Large My Commission Expires: November 14, 2016 STATE OF FLORIDA COUNTY OF OKEECHOBEE SS The foregoing Notice Regarding Marketable Record Ti tles to Real Property Act was acknowledged before me this 31st day of January, 2014, by Judy Mobley, as Secretary of Oak Tree Place Homeowners Association, Inc. on behalf of said Corporation. She is personally known to me. WITNESS my signature and of cial seal at 1600 SW 2nd Avenue, Okeechobee, FL 34974 in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida, the date and year last aforesaid. Myranda McAllister, NOTARY PUBLIC State of Florida at Large My Commission Expires: November 14, 2016 461740 ON 2/11,18/2014 Public Notice Public Notice Earn some extra cash. Sell your used items in the classifieds Your new car could be in todays paper. Have you looked for it?

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