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Wednesday, March 12, 2014 50¢ Plus ta x Vol. 105 No. 31 13.85 feetLast Year: 14.10 feet Lake Levels See page 4 for information about how to contact this newspaper. Man arrested in home robbery case ... Page 9 OHS softball team beats Jensen Beach ... Page 12 Okeechobee rodeo contestant shatters every bone in his faceBy Katrina Elsken Okeechobee News Florida’s Cowtown Rodeo opened with a tragedy Saturday, as bull rider Jefferey Ramagos shattered every bone in his face in a ride that left the crowded arena in a shocked silence. Ramagos was the rst rider in the event, and the bull seemed to y out of the chute and buck mid air. Cameras clicked away as Ramagos leaned back, right hand in the air, maintaining his seat. But something went horribly wrong. The bull twisted and jerked, smashing the cowboy’s face against the animal’s skull and breaking every bone in Ramagos’ face. As the rider went down, the bull continued to jump and paw the ground, and rodeo bullghters hurried to distract the bull and lure him away from the fallen rider. As soon as the bull was safely out of the arena, EMTs rushed in with a stretcher. Bull rider sent to ICU Okeechobee News/ Katrina ElskenSpeckled Perch Festival ParadeThe 2014 Speckled Perch Festival Parade was held Saturday in downtown Okeechobee. Among those in the parade were Little Miss Seminole Madasyn Osceola (left) and Little Mr. Seminole Roberto Osceola Bernard (right). For more photos, see page 18. By Eric KoppOkeechobee News The Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) is searching for the driver of a Ford vehicle that allegedly struck and killed a pedestrian on U.S. 441 N. and then ed the scene. According to an FHP press release Frisdie Mariela Hernandez Alecio, 20, Homestead, was killed Saturday morning, March 8, near the Taylor Creek Stormwater Treatment Are a (STA) on U.S. 441 N. The driver of the vehicle was apparently heading south on the two-lane highway when Ms. Alecio was struck and killed sometime around 7 a.m. The STA is located across the highway from the Okeechobee Youth Development Center. Ms. Alecio, continued the release, was leaving the STA and walking near U.S. 441 N. when she was struck by the right side of the vehicle. While the Ford vehicle continued its southerl y direction of travel, Ms. Alecio was found on the west shoulder of the highway. Hit & run driver kills pedestrian S ource: South Florida Water M anagement District. Depth given in feet above sea level Okeechobee News/ Katrina ElskenJefferey Ramagos was seriously injured at the Florida Cowtown Rodeo in Okeechobee on Saturday. See BULL — Page 5 See HIT — Page 5

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Sacred Heart Catholic Church at 901 S.W. Sixth St. will host a community yard sale on March 28 and 29 from 8 a.m.3 p.m. All proceeds will bene t the Catholic Women's Club Family Outreach projects. Fountain of Life Church at 1302 S.W. 32nd St. on Sunday, March 16, at 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. will present Pontus J. Back, a man and his guitar. If you have any questions, please call 863-763-8945 or 863-8011297. On Sunday, March 16, Okeechobee Missionary Baptist Church will host the 67th annual homecoming celebration with special guest speaker, Brother Kerry Beaty. Sunday school begins at 9:45 a.m. and worship service at 10:45 a.m. a dinner on the grounds will be served after worship service. Church of God of Prophecy has an Open Arms Ministry, at 102 N.W. 10th St. The Hurting Women's Ministry meets on the second and fourth Friday of each month at 7 p.m. This is a ministry for women of all ages who are going through or have been through crisis in their lives. For information, please call 863-254-8304. The First United Methodist Church Library would like to invite everyone to visit their Lending Library, Room 20, at 200 N.E. Second St., in Okeechobee. All are welcome to complete an application, no charge, to take advantage of wholesome reading, viewing and educational material for adults, children and youth. They have ction and non ction in literature, philosophy, religion and Christian romance, social sciences, geography and history. They also have materials for home schooling, with over 200 DVDs, VCRs, cassettes, national magazines, etc. Hours are Sunday, 9:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Tuesday, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Wednesday, 68 p.m. For further information, call Doris Entry at 863-467-1548. Love Jesus? Every Monday morning, 8 a.m. at Hampton Inn, there is a Bible study held and you are invited. It is free if you don't eat, or you can have a great breakfast for only $5. Brandon Tucker and Pastor Jim Benton are the speakers. More questions? Call 863-532-2482. There are many opportunities at Peace Lutheran Church including the newly founded Peace Outreach, whose goals include getting everyone to discover their gifts and use them for the Glory of God. Another new opportunity is the Peace Garden Club, focusing on church grounds beauti cation and growing vegetables in raised garden beds. All are welcome to attend the Peace Garden Club meetings on the last Monday of each month at 7 p.m. Okeechobee Mission Baptist Church will host a discover youth program every Wednesday, from 7 to 8 p.m. For more information call 8637-763-3681. Every Saturday morning at 10:30 a.m. at the Church of Our Saviour 200 N.W. Third St., will host "The Daniel Plan." The weekly meetings started Feb. 22 and will continue for 40 days. They will meet every Saturday in one of the classrooms at the church. There is no charge. Bring a small notepad and a bottle of water. The group will be led by Francie Malone with extra magic headed by Pam Chesley. The Daniel Plan is based on Faith, Food and Friends and promises to be a fun way to get rid of pounds while enjoying friends. If you have any questions call Francie at 863-357-1713. The AWANA Club at Oakview Baptist Church invites all children from pre-Kindergarten, ages 3 to fth graders. The club is from 5:45 to 7:30 p.m. every Wednesday. Come join in the fun as with the Cubbies, Sparks and T & T classes for Bible memory and game time fun! Call the church of ce for more details at 863-763-1699. Jesus Holy Ghost Crusade Ministry Soup Kitchen and Thrift Store 1401 N.E. Park St., is in need of donations of any type. All donations are tax deductible. Help is needed in putting a roof on the church and painting the building. The thrift store is open Monday-Friday from noon to 4 p.m. and the building fund yard sale will be the rst and second Saturday of every month from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. The soup kitchen is under construction. For more information, call 863-634-9194. Okeechobee Missionary Baptist Church at 4212 Hwy. 441 N., and Pastor Clinton Currington, would like to invite all to participate in church services. The King James Bible is used. Sunday School is at 9:45 a.m., with worship at 10:45 a.m. Sunday Night BTC is at 5:30 p.m. followed by worship service at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday is Bible Study at 7 p.m. Oakview Baptist Church, at 677 S.W. 32 Street, would like to invite everyone to the Sunday Worship Service at 10:30 a.m. and to our Wednesday Worship Service at 6 p.m. We also have Sunday School (for all ages) at 9:15 a.m. on Sunday mornings and we have classes at 6 p.m. on Sunday evenings. Come and worship with us! For more information, call 863-763-1699. Our website is oakviewbaptist.com. Victory Baptist Church 500 S.W. 9th St, would like to invite the public to attend any or all of their services each Sunday. Sunday School is at 10 a.m. for all ages. Morning worship service is at 10:45 a.m. and includes old fashion singing and praising God. The youth "band," consists of the piano, violin, mandolin and guitar, as well as, various singing groups. Be blessed with the preaching of God's Word (KJV) and a church family with a heart of love. Wednesday evening prayer and Bible study is at 7 p.m. For more information, please call: 863-763-0669. Gathering in Grace and Prayer meets every Wednesday at 7:45 a.m. in the park at the pavilion. All are welcome. Northside Baptist Church invites all to join the church for old-fashioned preaching based on the Bible, God-focused prayer, hymns we grew up on, Southern-Gospel favorites, with piano and bass duets on Sundays at 10:45 a.m. and 6 p.m., with Sunda y School at 9:45 a.m. and Prayer Meeting on Wednesdays at 6 p.m. Northside Baptist is located about 6 miles north on 441 at 51 N W 98th St. Peace Lutheran Church 750 N.W. 23rd Lane, has two worship services each Sunday, one at 8 a.m. and one at 10:30 a.m. Everyone is welcome to come hear God's message of love and forgiveness for all people through Jesus Christ. Web site is www. peace-okee.org. Note : An Okeechobee Church Directory is now available at Florida.Newszap. com with addresses and service times fo r local churches, or go to www.newszap. com/okeechobeechurches. Send additions or corrections for the online directory to okeenews@newszap.com, or ll out the form provided on the website. 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 2 Okeechobee News March 12, 2014 Today: Partly cloudy skies. High around 85F. Winds SW at 15 to 25 mph. Tonight: A few clouds from time to time. Low near 60F. Winds W at 10 to 20 mph. Extended ForecastThursday : Mainly sunny. High 68F. Winds N at 10 to 20 mph. Thursday Night : Clear. Low 46F. Winds NNE at 5 to 10 mph. Friday : Sunshine and clouds mixed. High 74F. Winds ENE at 10 to 15 mph. Friday Night : Clear skies. Low 52F. Winds E at 5 to 10 mph. Saturday : Generally sunny despite a fe w afternoon clouds. High around 80F. Winds SE at 5 to 10 mph. Okeechobee Forecast Play ReviewBy Louise DowlingOkeechobee News The Okeechobee Community Theatre's "Send Me No Flowers" is, in this writer's opinion, one of the best productions they have ever done. This hilarious romp stays within the bounds of good taste, still providing plenty of laughs. "Send Me No Flowers" is the story of a model husband whose hypochondria almost ruins his marriage. When, he overhears his doctor discussing a terminally-ill patient, George misunderstands and thinks he has two weeks to live. In order to make sure his wife Judy is taken care of, George decides to pick out a new husband for her. Judy, meanwhile, worries that George is behaving oddly and suspects he is having an affair. Kenny Feightner, in the lead role of George, was wonderful in his rst appearance on any stage. I know others in the audience will agree that we hope to see more of him in future OCT productions. Mike Zierden, who played George's best friend, was hilarious in his attempts to help his buddy. He spent most of the play working on George's eulogy, to great effect. Michael White appeared to really enjoy his part as "Bert," the Texas oilman George picks out to be Judy's next husband. John Garner, as Dr. Morrissey, was the funniest and loudest doctor I have ever encountered. He played it so well I could really believe he was a doctor. Darwin Fort was Mr. Akins, who sold George funeral plots. He was eager to make the sale and willing to go along with George's suggestions for his nal resting place including plots for Judy and her second husband. Christian Garner played Vito, the man George was worried might have his eye on Judy, as well as several other parts. Jane Kaufman played a girl that George dreamed about. Like Christian, she also wore many hats, lling in other minor roles. It was a super cast. The set was very pleasing. The theater itself is a delight as it is easy to see and hear everything on stage. The production is directed by Ron and Jacque Hayes. Stage managers are Cathy Womble and Laurie Garner. Assistant stage managers are Blair Law and Samantha White. Laura Murray is lighting tech. Those working behind the scenes include house manager Marie Koepke; lighting gaffer Adam Owens; hair stylist Linda Bohannon; and seamstress Cathy Womble. Set construction was by Ron and Jacque Hayes, Joanie and Carlys Moffatt and Aaron Andrews. The play opened March 7. Performances are set for Friday, March 14 and Saturday, March 15. Curtain goes up at 8 p.m. There will also be a 2 p.m. matinee on Saturday, March 15. OCT’s ‘Send Me No Flowers’ is a hit! Local churches host special programs and sale

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The Okeechobee County Fair opened Tuesday at the Okeechobee Agri-Civic Center. The fair includes the 4H and FFA Livestock Show with events throughout the week. The Livestock Sale is set for Saturday. The fair opens at 5 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday and at noon on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Special events are planned each day. Wednesday is Okeechobee Idol Night. Thursday night is Food Bank Night. Bring three cans of food for $2 entry. Friday is “Student Day,”opening at noon, with special admission and armbands. Saturday is Fun Day at the fair. Sunday is “Family Day” with free admission. For a complete schedule and information visit: www.okeechobeecountyfair.com. Livestock show under way at the county fair 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Residential Commercial FREE EstimatesRoofing with the name you trust!Licensed and Insured St. Lic. CCC046939Dont make a Mistake! Call Big Lake 863-763-ROOF (7663) & REPAIRSROOFING 3 Okeechobee News March 12, 2014 Special to the Okeechobee NewsPoster winnerAndrew Hines, a fth grade student at the Adventist Christian School, won the Valentine Poster contest at the school. The theme of the contest was to make a valentine card representing your relationship with God. Andrew won with his "My Walk with God" poster. Special to the Okeechobee News/ SESSouth Elementary Students of the WeekCongratulations to the Students of the Week at South Elementary School for Feb. 21. They are: Ethan Watson, Alex Deskin, Cameron Conrad, Sarah Rodriguez, Trinity Horne, India Turner, Isabel Duarte, Noelani Conejo, Isabella Puga, La'Juanna Ford, Isabella Saucedo, Shaylyne Platt and Joy Whipple. Special to the Okeechobee News/ Sandra PearceThe Overall Grand Champion winner was chosen Monday night at the Youth dairy show at the Okeechobee County Fair. Left to right are Red Larson, Rebekah Prescott, Cady McGehee, Ashley Bailey and Taylor Pearce.

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House party Other communities are cracking down on these house parties where teenagers are getting drunk. The courts have started holding the person who hosts the party liable and t hey should. I hope they prosecute whoever hosted that party. T anning Melanoma kills one person each hour. T anning beds are not a safe alternative. Fift een minutes in a tanning bed is equal to a w hole day’s exposure in the sun. Don’t be one of the 1 million new cases of skin cancer diagnosed each year. T houghts to ponder If anyone ever asks you “What would J esus do?” remind them that ipping over t ables and chasing people with a whip is w ithin the realm of possibilities.Child’s death in pond A child can be standing next to you and in the blink of an eye be gone. My prayers go out to the mother and family of this little b oy.  Don’t underestimate children, they can b e right next to you one minute, and gone t he next. I had a friend who went to use the rest room, and her 2-year-old had managed t o unlock the front door, and walked almost a block away by the time her mom found her. My sister-in-law also had a similar problem. She went to use the rest room and her s on also managed to unlock the door and get outside. She couldn’t nd him anywhere, t hen she took to the streets before seeing him on the roof! He had found and climbed a ladder. When they say that “it only takes a second” for something to happen, they aren’t lying. You can be the most respons ible, loving, caring parent there is, and your c hild can still get away from you in just the b link of a eye. My prayers will de nitely be w ith this family!  Young parents sometimes do not realize just how fast a small child can get away from you. It is never too early to start teaching kids about safety. And if they are old enough to walk, you should teach them to swim because sooner or later they will be in the water. South Florida is full of ponds, lakes, ditches, etc.Rodeo and festival At the Cow Town Rodeo yesterday at our beautiful, renovated Rodeo Arena, four young girls sang the Star Spangled Banner— this should be posted and shared with the world if possible. They were very special. Walt was at the Traditions baseball game today and said the one who sang should take lessons from your young girls. Also, thank you to all of our local sponsors for such a great time. We are so lucky to be in this community. A special shout out for the Okeechobee Sheriff’s Department and the Okeechobee City Police for all they do for the parade and the rodeo and in general. They do a great job always, but if you get on the wrong side of them, watch out!  The Speckled Perch Festival was great, but the parade was a little skimpy this year.  Parades are just not the same without the marching bands. I know this time of year the high school band has other music competitions, but it’s a shame the middle school bands did not participate in the parade.Bull rider injured Bull riding is a dangerous sport for sure. We’re praying for the cowboy who was hurt at the Saturday rodeo.  Maybe rider helmets are called for— heck all other sports require helmets. I understand the bigger the belt buckle, the bigger the man, however, when your face meets the head of a bull you are all equal. Hope he gets better soon.  You play with the bull, you’re gonna get the horns. God help the poor man.  The riders assume the risk, but it’s still so painful and sad.  I was at the arena with my family. We saw everything. We were shocked and scared for the worst.  We were at the rodeo and we knew something was really wrong when the bull rider went down and then didn’t move. He was so still as the bull ghters were trying to distract the bull and get it out of the arena. EducationI would like to address the need for paraprofessionals in the classrooms of our schools. The education of our children is very important. Having paraprofessionals in the classrooms bene t not only the teachers but our children. They give the children the extra help and attention that they may need. Also classrooms should be downsized, that way the children would be able to learn more effectively. Wendy Morgan Festival successThe 49th Annual Speckled Perch Festival was an outstanding success for Main Street. This year’s festival truly did justice to the long-standing tradition of the Speckled Perch Festival and the celebration of a united community. This year’s attendance was phenomenal and the vendors that participated were very excited at the crowd and the interests in their products and services. The weather was also a huge hit! Main Street would like to thank the city and the R.E. Hamrick Trust for their continued support of our events, the police and sheriff for their commitment to assisting us with the festival and parade, Glades Media, Hendersons Sani Service Systems, Clear Channel Radio, the Focus, Waste Management, Okeechobee News, the Pennysaver, the Tourist Development Council, our volunteers, our corporate sponsors and dedicated board members. We would like to extend an extra thanks to the re department for thei r assistance with one of our vendors. An enthusiastic cheer goes to all of this year’s royalty both locally and in surrounding counties. Main Street would also like to recogniz e DP Productions for their continued hard work and dedication to making each o f our festivals fun and entertaining. Thanks to Emma Pauley for providing the gospel singers and entertainment for those folks in park 4. We would also like to thank Roge r Azcona and the participants in the Martial Arts Youth Program for giving an impressiv e demonstration of the techniques learned in the program. We would like to acknowledg e the Okeechobee Cattleman’s Association fo r collaborating with us in our coastal advertising to make the most of our advertising dollars. Main Street is proud to be your community-based program that offers everyon e the opportunity to be involved. Membership is important to us to continue to help Okeechobee improve and not lose sight o f our heritage and traditions through festivals such as this. Thank you as always to ou r current members. Please ask how you can become a part of this great organization, call 863-357-6246. Thank you. Executive Director, Sharie Turgeon March 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!  Saturday, April 19, The Pregnancy Center of Okeechobee will hold the Color Craze 5K Run/Walk for Life. It will be held at the Agri-Civic Center located at 4601 Hwy. 710. For more information, contact the Pregnancy Center of Okeechobee, 808 N.E. Park Street in Okeechobee.  The Chamber of Commerce will hold its monthly Chamber Business After Hours on Tuesday, April 29, from 5 to 7 p.m. at OK Corral Gun Club located at 9449 N.E. 48th St. This is an excellent opportunity to get to know your local business people and build lasting relationships in a professional environment. So don’t miss the opportunity. RSVP NOW via the chamber calendar. That will conclude the chamber events for this month; however, we encourage you to check out our community calendar at www.okeechobeebusiness.com for more events as they become available in the community and in the chamber. Please remember to RSVP for each of the above events to reserve your spot. If you are interested in SPONSORING any of the chamber events please contact Mariah at 863-467-6246 or info@okeechobeebusiness.com. I look forward to seeing you at our events!! Executive Director Antoinette Rodriguez 863-467-6246 antoinette@okeechobeebusiness.com Chamber of Commerce News

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 A legitimate role for the press is that of the publics watchdog.Ž Most citizens cant spend the time necessary to personally observe their public officials at work, or to determine how well public institutions are carrying out their public mission. But too many newspapers these days act more like mad dogsŽ than watchdogs.Ž Were proud to be different. We try to carry out our watchdogŽ role as humble representatives of the public, always maintaining a courteous tone and our reputation for purposeful neutrality. How are we doing? Let us know by emailing feedback@newszap.com or calling your editor.Community Service Through Journalism 5 Okeechobee News March 12, 2014 A few minutes later, rodeo fans saw a Medivac helicopter arrive to take the injured man to Lawnwood Regional Medical Center in Fort Pierce. Lawnwood, a trauma center, is only 7 minutes away from Okeechobee by helicopter according to the hospital’s media relations of ce. According to Audra Clemons, spokesperson for the Okeechobee County Cattlemen’s A ssociation, Ramagos made it through surgery Sunday and was still in ICU on Monday. She said she is in contact with his mother. “He’s not paralyzed and he doesn’t have brain damage,” she said. “He will live. However, he had full reconstructive facial surgery. He shattered every bone in his face.” She said rodeo fans will recognize the injuries as very similar to the injuries Tuff Hedeman suffered while riding another rodeo bull, “Bodacious.” Anyone who would like to send a get well card, or donate nancially, may send mail to: Jeffrey Ramagos, 8322 Pride Port Hudson, Zachary, LA 70791. According to Wikipedia, “Tuff Hedeman is one of only seven riders to have ever ridden Bodacious, with the stand-out ride being a 95-point ride at a 1993 Bull Riders Only (BRO) event in Long Beach, Calif. However, his more familiar encounter with him happened in the short-go of the 1995 PBR World Finals in Las Vegas, Nev. He was jerked down by him upon exiting the chutes and struck his face on his head, shattering every major bone in his face. To the crowd’s astonishment, he managed to walk out of the arena, albeit a bloody mess. He required several hours of reconstructive surgery for his face, and less than two months later, he was riding again. At the National Finals Rodeo (NFR) later that year, Hedeman ended up drawing Bodacious again, this time in round 7 of the NFR. He decided to turn him out — getting off of the bull when he left the chute. Hedeman then tipped his hat to Bodacious and he received a standing ovation for his decision. He did this at the request of his son when Bodacious smashed his face earlier that year.” BULLContinued From Page 1 At this point, FHP does not know the color or model of the vehicle. However, the release does indicate the vehicle will be missing it’s right-side mirror and there will be damage to the right front turn signal. If you have any information about this incident or the vehicle involved, you are asked to contact FHP Trooper Corporal Mark Zook at 561-357-4000; or, *FHP on your cell phone. HITContinued From Page 1 Special to the Okeechobee News Florida’s Cow Town Rodeo was held March 8 and 9 at the Okeechobee County Cattlemen’s Rodeo Arena on U.S. 441. Saturday marked the rst PRCA rodeo held there since the arena reopened. The old arena had been closed due to damages from the hurricanes of 2004 and 2005. The Cattlemen’s rodeos were held at the Okeechobee A gri-Civic Center until last year, when the Cattlemen held a funding drive to raise the money to repair the historic arena. The crowds turned out for the rodeo on Saturday, indicating they were happy to return to the historic venue, and the cowboys and rodeo stock provided an exciting show. The winners were as follows.  All-around cowboy: Tyler Pearson, $1,072, steer wrestling and team roping.  Bareback riding: 1. Kyle Brennecke, 86 points on Five Star Rodeo’s Spots And Dots, $1,266; 2. Tim O’Connell, 83, $959; 3. (tie) Matt Bright and Trey Taylor, 81, $575 each; 5. Clint Laye, 80, $268; 6. David Peebles, 76, $192.  Steer wrestling: 1. Tyler Pearson, 5.0 seconds, $1,072; 2. (tie) Spunk Sasser, Erin Bullin and Gary Gilbert, 5.6, $536 each.  Team roping: 1. Jacob Locke/Tom Bourne, 7.1 seconds, $1,721 each; 2. Jeremy Hester/Casey Cox, 7.6, $1,424; 3. Cory Kidd V/Brad Culpepper, 8.4, $1,127; 4. Wes Goodrich/Matt Zancanella, 10.2, $831; 5. Derrick Miller/Chad Harper, 10.7, $534; 6. Shane Hanchey/Cade Johnson, 12.1, $297.  Saddle bronc riding: 1. Tyrel Larsen, 86 points on Silver Spurs Club’s Best Hope, $1,377; 2. Andrew Steiger, 85, $1,043; 3. (tie) Isaac Diaz and Cody DeMoss, 83, $626 each; 5. (tie) Ryan MacKenzie, Joe Lufkin and Doug Aldridge, 82, $167 each.  Tie-down roping: 1. Paul Fussell, 8.7 seconds, $981; 2. (tie) Murray Pole and Chase Cobb, 9.3, $728 each; 4. Justin Thigpen, 9.8, $474; 5. (tie) Rick Greiner and Trent Creager, 10.0, $237 each.  Barrel racing: 1. Kristin Hanchey, 15.82 seconds, $1,306; 2. Shawna Bourne, 15.99, $1,119; 3. (tie) Sabra O’Quinn and Sarah Rose McDonald, 16.05, $871 each; 5. Boogie Jumper, 16.07, $622; 6. Taylor Carver, 16.11, $497; 7. Teal Hampton, 16.17, $373; 8. Tamaran Mosseau, 16.18, $249; 9. Sidney Forrest, 16.22, $187; 10. Kelley Carrington, 16.26, $124.  Bull riding: 1. (tie) Bobby Welsh, on Silver Spurs Club’s Yellow Tail and Ty Wallace, on Five Star Rodeo’s M.G.K., 85 points, $1,439 each; 3. Bayle Worden, 84, $893; 4. (tie) Dustin Bowen and Austin Gross, 81, $472 each; 6. Jason Beck, 80, $248. Total payoff was $40,937. Stock contractors were Silver Spurs Club, Klein Brothers Pro Rodeo and Five Star Rodeo. Dottie Hayes served as rodeo secretary. Of cials were: Chris Carpenter and Clint Simpson. Timers were : Sheri Gornto and Dottie Hayes. Jerry Todd was the announcer. Bull ghters were: John Copsy and Ross Hill. Clown/barrelman were: Clint Parrish. Chute boss was Terry Hayes. Pickup men were Greg Widden and Reed Durrance. Rodeo returns to historic arena Okeechobee News/ Katrina ElskenThe One Arm Bandit performed as a specialty act at Florida’s Cowtown Rodeo at the Okeechobee County Cattlemen’s Rodeo Arena on U.S. 441 N on Saturday and Sunday. For more photos online, go to Florida.newszap.com or see the link on the Okeechobee News page on Facebook.

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Gretha McGee Ford Strickland, 72OKEECHOBEE — Gretha McGee Ford Strickland died March 10, 2014. She was born March 6, 1942 in Basinger, Fla. She was a member of Okeechobee Church of God. Mrs. Strickland was preceded in death by her parents, Lester and Erma Lee McGee; grandson, Robert Ford; and brother, Donald McGee. She is survived by two sons, Chuck Ford (Sara) and Scott Ford all of Okeechobee; seven grandchildren, Keith (Crystal) of Mayo, Fla., Jason, Zane, Rebeka, Jade, Kayla and Samantha; three great-grandchildren, Danny, Hunter and Skyler; sister, Myrna Davis all of Okeechobee; two aunts, Emm a Lou Simmons and Gertrude Thomas; and man y loving nieces and nephews. Visitation will be 2 p.m. until services at 3 p.m. Wednesday, March 12, 2014 at Okeechobee Church of God. Burial will follow at Evergreen 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. Merrill Dwight Miller, 79Merrill Dwight Miller of Okeechobee died March 8, 2014. He was born December 13, 1934 in Marion, Ohio to Cletus and Lilly Miller. He was a machinist. Mr. Miller proudly served our country in the U.S. Navy. A resident of Okeechobee since 1988, he was very handy and could do almost anything. Mr. Miller was preceded in death by his three brothers, Warren, Calvin and Darrell. He is survived by his wife of twelve years, Pat Miller of Okeechobee; three stepdaughters, Vickie Carlton of Akron, Ohio, Barbara Steinbacher (Buzz) of Zanesville, Ohio and Kelly Page of Alton, Illinois; and sister, Rosella Johnson of Zenia, Ohio. No services will be held at this time. 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. Wilton ‘Bill’ Frank Stegkemper, 78OKEECHOBEE — Wilton “Bill” Frank Stegkemper died March 7, 2014. He was born June 15, 1935 in Cleveland, Ohio. He was a two term member of Board of Directors of N.R.A. in Washington; former police of cer in Ft. Pierce, Vero Beach and Cocoa Beach; long time realtor in the Tri-County area, member of Liberty Baptist Church in Ft. Pierce and an avid sportsman and gun rights advocate. Mr. Stegkemper is survived by his wife, Susan J. Stegkemper; daughter, Tara Forbes (Rene) all of Port St. Lucie; sons, Bill K. Stegkemper of Vero Beach and John W. Stegkemper (Theresa) of South Carolina; three grandsons, John Michael Stegkemper of South Carolina, Renee William Forbes and Ethan Forbes both of Port St. Lucie; granddaughter, Evin Forbes of Tampa; dear friends, Ann and Dennis Harding; and many loving friends in the Tri-County area. Mr. Stegkemper’s wishes were to have his remains scattered at his favorite trap and skeet range. No services will be held at this time. Those wishing to leave a message of condolence may sign the register book at www. OkeechobeeFuneralHome.com All arrangements are entrusted to the direction and care of the Buxton, Bass and Conway families of the Buxton & Bass Okeechobee Funeral Home, 400 North Parrott Avenue, Okeechobee, Florida, 34972. Obituaries 6 Okeechobee News March 12, 2014 Obituaries should be submitted to the Okeechobee News by emailing obits@newszap.com. Customers may also request photos and links to online guestbooks. A link to the obituaries is available at orida.newszap.com. Search obituaries nationally at http://www.legacy.com Eagles to host bingoThe Fraternal Order Of Eagles Aerie, 4137, 9985 U.S. 441 N. will host bingo Wednesday, March 12, at 6 p.m. It is open to public. Friday, March 14, from 5:30 until 9 p.m. the auxiliary will host a spaghetti dinner with salad and garlic bread for a $6 donation. Entertainment will be provided by Lisa, from 7 until 11 p.m. Sunday, March 16, from 2 until 5 p.m. the auxiliary will serve corned beef and cabbage for a $7 donation. The public is welcome. All proceeds go to support Eagles’ charities. Looking ahead, on Saturday, March 29, card bingo is at 5:30 p.m. For information, call 863-763-2552.Eagles host meatloaf dinnerThe Cypress Hut Eagles, 4509, will serve a meatloaf dinner by Carla Wednesday, March 12 The public is invited. Serving starts at 5 p.m. Proceeds will go to community and national charity funds. For information, call the Cypress Hut Eagles at 863-467-1154.Stroke support group to meetA stroke support group meeting will be held at the Heritage Assisted Living Facility, 608 N.E. Second Ave., Wednesday, March 12 at 6 p.m. This group assists stroke patients, caregivers and anyone who wants to know about stroke effects and care. Light refreshments will be served, and adult care will be available during the session. For information, call 863-763-1700 or 863-634-8412.Elks meeting site changedAs of March 1, Elks Lodge 2871 will no longer meet at the VFW South in Treasure Island. All future meetings and events will take place at American Legion Post 64, 501 S.E. Second St. The next meeting will be Thursday, March 13, at 7 p.m. Signs will be posted at the entrance as to which room we are using. For information, call Jerry Jones at 863-634-1605.Sacred Heart plan sh dinnersSacred Heart Catholic Church, 701 S.W. Sixth St., will hold a sh dinner (baked or fried) on: Friday, March 14 21, 28, and April 4 and 11. The cost is $8 for adults and $4 for children. Serving is from 4 until 7 p.m. The dinner will includes sh, potatoes, cole slaw, beverage and dessert. Roundtable meeting setThe executive roundtable of the Shared Services Network of Okeechobee County w ill hold its bi-monthly meeting at 1:30 p.m. Friday, March 14 in the board room of the Okeechobee County School Board of ce. This forum provides a mechanism for dialogue and problem solving in our community through the collaborative efforts of our local decision makers. The public is invited. For information, call Sharon Vinson at 863462-5000, ext. 257.New Hope Lodge gives backNew Hope Lodge 450 is giving back to the community. On Saturday, March 15 from noon until 6 p.m. food and refreshments are free to all. Please join us at the Douglas Brown Community Center located at 826 N.E. 16th Ave. For information, call 863-838-8991.Legion offers Sunday bingoAmerican Legion 64 will host Sunday night bingo on March 16 at 6:30 p.m. Doors open at 5 p.m. in the bingo area. The kitchen will offer a limited menu. Payoffs will be determined by player attendance. All proceeds will bene t the American Legion veterans programs. The event is open to the public. The American Legion now has free WIFI for its lounge and dining room patrons.Garden & Orchid clubs meetThe Garden Club will meet Monday, March 17 at 6 p.m. That will be followed by the Orchid Club meeting at 7 p.m. Both will be held in the Extension Center, 451 U.S. 98 N. Everyone is welcome. Bring a plant or orchid to show or a problem plant to discuss. For information, call 863-763-6469.VFW has St. Pat’s day feastVFW Post 10539, 3912 U.S. 441 S.E., will have a corned beef dinner Monday, March 17 Serving will start at 2 p.m. and continue until gone. The dinner is $7, and the public is welcome. Proceeds are for veterans in need. For information, call 863-763-2308.Bene t held for re victimsA Quarter Auction will be held to bene t re victims on Saturday, March 22 from 1 until 5 p.m. at the VFW (Big Lake) Post 10539, 3912 U.S. 441 S.E. There will be a 50/50 drawing, door prize and auction items. For information, contact Tammi Kelly at 772-708-6764; or, by e-mail at tammiphotos@gmail.com.Green market meeting setOkeechobee may soon have a green market where local farmers and backyard gardeners can sell fresh produce. Potential growers, interested farmers and gardeners are invited to attend the next co-op meeting, set for Monday, March 24 at 6 p.m. at the Okeechobee County Extension Of ce.CCC will meet March 25The Community Collaborative Council of the Okeechobee County Shared Services Network will hold their monthly meeting Tuesday, March 25 at 10 a.m. in the board room of the Okeechobee County School Board of ce. March special guest speakers will be: Wanda Klesper – Okeechobee Senior Services and Darlene Forage – AAA SHINE. For information, call Sharon Vinson at 863-462-5000, ext. 257. 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 7 6 3 6 9 0 5 Y Y o u r L a r g e s t F e n c e P o s t S u p p l i e r i n S o u t h F l o r i d a 7 6 3 6 9 0 5 T h e W o r k s A l l S i z e s P o s t s S t a p l e sG a u c h o A l l i g a t o r F e n c eW a l p o l e F e e d & S u p p l y C o 7 6 3 6 9 0 5 Hwy 98 N. Okeechobee Do-it-yourself publishing at Newszap.com Wedding, engagement, birth, graduation, birthday and anniversary announcements in print and online! Publish your community news item or press release. Get 100 words and one photo for only $25Visit www.newszap.com, click on your community, and then on the link for Publish Your News 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 March 12, 2014 Special to the Okeechobee News On Thursday, Feb. 20, Main Street greeted over 40 members, visitors, friends and community partners. Florida Outdoors RV opened their patio to drinks and conversation while food awaited guests inside their impressive main lobby. Main Street Executive Director Sharie Turgeon welcomed all guests and introduced Marilyn Driscoll General Manager. Marilyn w as excited to brag about her staff and introduced the great employees and the business owners. Once the group was all satis ed with the w onderful food from Golden Corral and a drink in hand, Okeechobee Main Street talked about the upcoming Speckled Perch Festival and parade on March 8-9. There were updates on the new exhibit that will be hosted by Main Street at the Historic County Courthouse and the median projects progress. Door prizes were given to enthusiastic attendees and all party goers left with a smile. The public is welcome to attend any of our mixers. We open this to everyone so we can encourage new members by showing that our community needs everyone. Mega 50/50 tickets will still be available for $1 for one ticket and $5 for six tickets. The next mixer will be at Harbor Community Bank on Thursday, March 20. Florida Outdoors RV Center hosts Main Street mixer Special to the Okeechobee NewsPicture from left to right: Eloy Ochoa, Matt Gammill, Jeff Rusinko, Diane Davies, John Creasman, John McCluskey, Bobby Swan, Maureen Burroughs, Marilyn Driscoll, John Krok, Kelly Blore, Lucas Peoples, Josh Shaffer, Frank DeCarlo, Alyn Stutler, Darwin Fort and John Gurney. Special to the Okeechobee NewsSheriff’s Department visits Grand OaksGrand Oaks Assisted Living Facility was recently treated to a visit from the Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Of ce (OCSO). There were demonstrations by Detective Kristen Gray and her K-9 Remi showing the residents the techniques and commands that are used to nd drugs and other illegal items. Also, Deputy Adrian Rogers did motorcycle demonstrations and spoke about his duties protecting the roadways. Sheriff Paul May spoke about the department and recent events while OCSO human resources director Mariah Anunez gave out gift bags to attendees. The residents enjoyed interacting with the OCSO representatives and having their questions answered. Their favorite part of the visit was being able to have their pictures taken with the deputies, Remi and Sheriff May. Pictured (left to right) are: Deputy Adrian Rogers, Bettye Smith, K-9 Remi and Detective Kristen Gray.

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 ORTHOPAEDICS By Dr. Ramesh Kumar Big Lake Cancer CenterHow many cancer patients would jump up and consider a treatment option that is proven to be highly effective, does not need surgery, painless, completed in 5 days or less, without signi“ cant side effects, w hile continuing to maintain their full level of activity and function? Radio surgery is a technique that utilizes specialized machines that allow large amounts of radiation to be delivered with sub millimeter accuracy thereby killing the cancers without damaging surrounding normal tissues. It is as simple as going out to get a chest x-ray! Cyberknife Robotic Radio surgery system, created at Stanford University over 10 years ago is unique and better than other systems in the fact that it is the only Radio surgery system that can achieve what is called real-time tracking and killing of tumor.Ž What kind of patients can be helped by Cyberknife? There are several situations too numerous to mention What is Cyberknife Radiation Therapy? Submitted Photo/ Big Lake Cancer Center Cyberknife: Cutting edge technology at work for our patients in Okeechobee.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 cancer 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 any 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 863467-9500 for more information. GYNECOLOGY 1713 Hwy 441 N. Suite F, Okeechobee, FL Caring Evaluation and Treatment of Women’s Health IssuesD. J B• Laparoscopy Hysterectomy • Urogynecology • Pelvic Prolapse • Minimally Invasive Surgery • Infertility • Hysteroscopy • Menstrual Abnormalities • Endometriosis • Urinary Incontinence • Loss of Libido • Sterilization • Menopausal Disorders Accepting New Patients863-763-8000RaulersonGyn.com FAMILY MEDICINE Hablamos Espaol Same Day Appointments Aliated with Raulerson Hospital RaulersonPrimaryCare.com 202 NE 2nd Avenue € Suites 3 & 4 Okeechobee, FL 34972 We Treat Kids Too!Monday … Thursday 8:00 a.m. … 5:00 p.m. Friday 8:00 a.m. … 4:00 p.m.(863) 467-2159 Dr. Zynab HassanBoard Certi“ed by the American Board of Family PhysiciansFamily Physician € Pediatrics Physicals € Family Care & Medicine Womens Health € Well-child visits Welcome to Medicare visits CANCER?15 Minute chat with Dr. Kumar, at no charge, to discuss Advanced Treatment options personalized just for you.Limited Appointments. CALL NOW 863-467-9500Big Lake Cancer Center1115 North Parrott Avenue, Okeechobee Exceeding patients expectations~ every day!Ž RADIATION ONCOLOGISTS Benjamin Epstein, D.O.Dr. Epstein is an experienced orthopaedic surgeon, who has been in practice for 20 years. Dr. Epstein For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 863-357-0540. Most insurances and Medicare are accepted. We Treat Kids Too!Great Orthopaedic CareRight Here in OkeechobeeOrthopaedic Specialists at Raulerson offers a full range of orthopaedic services including: € Total Hip and Knee Replacements € Arthroscopic Surgery & Sports Medicine € Pediatric Orthopedics € Work Related injuries 8 Okeechobee News March 12, 2014

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By Eric KoppOkeechobee News One man was reportedly shot and another hit in the head with the barrel of a gun during an alleged home invasion robbery. According to the Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Of ce (OCSO) the male victim was shot in the right leg Sunday, March 9, by one of the two armed gunmen. That victim suffered a broken right femur and has undergone surgical procedures to repair his leg. Arrested Monday, March 10, in connection with the incident was Timothy Deshon W illiams, 24, N.W. 35th Ave. He has been charged with one felony count of home inv asion robbery with a rearm. He had not y et gone before a judge for his rst appearance hearing so his bond had not been set as of newspaper deadline. OCSO Detective John Fisher stated in his arrest report that Williams and two other, y et to be identi ed, men entered the victim’s home. Williams was reportedly armed with a semi-automatic AR-15 ri e, while a second intruder was apparently armed with a shotgun. After knocking on the door, the gunmen entered the home on S.E. 26th St. and ordered the victim and four other people in the home to “... get on the ground!” Williams then shot the victim in the leg because he would not get on the oor as instructed, pointed out the detective’s arrest report. The gunmen then ordered everyone to empty their pockets. OCSO Deputy Heath Hughes, who took the initial complaint, stated in his report that w hile another man was lying face down on the oor “... the suspect with the AR-15 w alked up to him and stated ‘you look real tough’ and struck him in the back of the head with the barrel of the ri e.” That man, who suffered a contusion to the back of his head, was unable to identify any of the suspects, added Deputy Hughes. The suspects allegedly took two wallets, an EBT card and a small amount of cash. Detective Fisher pointed out in his report that William claimed the shooting “was an accident” and that the “gun went off.” The victim was taken to Lawnwood Regional Medical Center in Fort Pierce and, as of Tuesday afternoon, was in stable condition. This investigation remains open, indicated Detective Fisher. Circuit court records indicate Williams was found guilty on a felony charge of possession of a controlled substance (oxycodone) on July 3, 2013. He was sentenced to 90 days in the county jail, with a credit for the 41 days he had already served. The following individuals were arrested on felony or driving under the in uence (DUI) charges by the Okeechobee County Sheriff's Of ce (OCSO), the Okeechobee City Police Department (OCPD), the Florida Highw ay Patrol (FHP), the Florida Fish and W ildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) or the Department of Corrections (DOC).  Justin Wayne Cook, 20, E. Center St., Okeechobee, was arrested March 5 by Deputy Corporal Aric Majere on an Okeechobee County warrant charging him with the felonies of forgery ( ve counts). His bond was set at $25,000.  Michael L. Frost, 35, N.E. 16th Ave, Okeechobee, was arrested March 7 by Deputy Megan Holroyd on felony charges of corruption by threat on a public of cial and assault on a law enforcement of cer, and a misdemeanor charge of petit theft. His bond was set at $8,000.  Christian Andrew Schneider, 32, N.E. County Road 660, Arcadia, was arrested March 8 by Deputy Ben Lisle on a felony charge of possession of a controlled substance (oxycodone) without a prescription and a misdemeanor charge of driving under the in uence. His bond was set at $3,000.  Isidoro Castilleja, 25, N.W. Second St., Okeechobee, was arrested March 8 by Deputy Steven Pollock on a felony charge of driving while license suspended-habitual offender. His bond was set at $2,500.  Martin Ramirez Morales, 29, N.W. 36th St., Okeechobee, was arrested March 9 by Deputy Mark Margerum on a felony charge of domestic battery by strangulation. His bond was set at $1,500.  Randy G. Whaley Jr., 36, N.W. 98th St., Okeechobee, was arrested March 10 by Deputy Bart Potter on a misdemeanor charge of driving under the in uence. Whaley was also arrested by Of cer Charles Green on a felony charge of driving while license suspended-third or subsequent offense and a misdemeanor charge of reckless driving. His total bond was set at $4,250.  Curtis Nathan Hardy, 36, N.W. 35th Drive, Okeechobee, was arrested March 10 by Deputy Matthew Crawford on a felony charge of eeing and eluding a law enforcement of cer. His bond was set at $5,000.  Terrance Torell Spivey, 21, N.W. 10th St., Okeechobee, was arrested March 10 by Deputy Matthew Crawford on a felony charge of tampering with physical evidence and a misdemeanor charge of possession o f marijuana under 20 grams. His bond was set at $2,500.  Donald H. Nettles, 47, N.W. 98th St., Okeechobee, was arrested March 10 b y Deputy Cpl. Aric Majere on an amended DOC warrant charging him with the felonies of violation of probation burglary of an unoccupied structure and violation of probation petit theft. He is being held without bond. This column lists arrests and not convictions, unless otherwise stated. Anyone listed here who is later found innocent o r has had the charges against them droppe d is welcome to inform this newspaper. The information will be con rmed and printed. 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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Causier was arrested by Detective Ted Van Deman, of the Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Of ce (OCSO), after a concerned citizen made him aware of the situation. The detective also indicated in his report that Causier and the teen exchanged text messages that were apparently of a sexual nature. No charges have been led in relation to those texts. According to the arrest af davit Causier’s arraignment is scheduled for Wednesday, April 23, at 9 a.m. Man accused of having sex with teen James Causier Man arrested in home robbery case Timothy D. Williams

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Good news about your business? Your civic group? Your community?Tell your own story! 100 words and one photo for only $25!Publish Your News today!Just visit www.newszap.com, click on your community, and then on the link for Publish Your News. 5th Annual Men’s Softball Tournament Early Registration $200 if paid by 3/22 All proceeds will go towards the Devon Venables Memorial Scholarship.Donations can be made directly to the Okeechobee Education Foundation with a notation in the “memo” of your check “Devon Venables Memorial Scholarship” For more information, please contact Kim Hillard 863-634-4553 or Jill Rogers 863-634-0870In Memory ofDevon VenablesJune 15, 1989 August 1, 2009 When: March 29, 2014 Where: Adult Softball Fields Okeechobee Time: Start 8am • Registration $250 at the • Bring your own balls, 44 Core-ISA Rules • Bracket determined by # of teams 12 Okeechobee News March 12, 2014 By Charles M. MurphyOkeechobee News Danyelle Shef eld had three hits and Jordan Lawlis scattered ve hits over six innings to lead Okeechobee High School to a 9-5 v ictory over Jensen Beach in softball action Friday night. Brianna Nunez had two hits, two runs scored, and two runs batted in for Okeechobee. Carissa LiCata scored twice and drove home two runs. Lexi Ward added a pair of run-scoring singles. There were a number of elding miscues that hampered both teams in the game. Okeechobee was able to ght through it w ith three-run rallies in the second and third innings and then held off a late game push by the Lady Falcons. Brahman coach Mary Huff agreed the game was very uncharacteristic for Jensen Beach, who has been the team's rival for several years and always elds a strong team. "I felt Jordan threw a great game and got a lot of ground balls and pop ies. She de nitely did her job," she added. Huff said she would have liked the team to be more precise on defense as they made four elding errors in the game. "We de nitely gave them more than three outs an inning which is a huge pet peeve of mine," she said. "We didn't make the fundamental plays but did enough to get by." It was the offense that made the difference for Okeechobee. They pounded out 10 hits and had 18 batters reach base in six innings against Jensen Beach pitcher Scarlett Murphy. "I was de nitely impressed with how we swung the bats," Huff said, "The girls are w orking hard in practice and they do everything I ask, so I de nitely think we're guring it out." Jensen's night got off to a promising start but a base-running blunder cost them a run in the rst. Kianna Caffey reached on an error and stole second but didn't advance off third on a elder's choice. Okeechobee got excellent base running from LiCata in the bottom of the frame as she walked, moved from rst to third on a slow roller by Cheyenne Nunez and scored on a single by Ward. Daphne Peyton scored for Jensen in the second when a y ball was dropped in the out eld to tie the score. From there, Okeechobee scored six unanswered runs to take control. Three runs scored in the second, with the key hit a single by Brianna Nunez. Three more runs scored in the third on four base hits, the last two from Stormy Stokes and LiCata. Another error allowed Kristina Verasa to score in the fourth but Okeechobee made it 9-2 in the fth inning as Brianna Nunez doubled to left, and Elisia Garcia hit a sacri ce y and Delaney Osceola lined an RBI single. Jensen Beach scored twice in the sixth thanks to singles by Kelsey Jones and Peyton, and added a run in the seventh on an RBI double by Jones. Lawlis didn't walk any batters on the chilly night and kept her composure during some Jensen Beach scoring threats. She said she is used to playing in the cold and practices hard on her control. "I warmed up good today and it just felt like a good day. Sometimes you get a little stressed but you just have to let it roll off and trust the defense behind you because they have your back," she explained. Lawlis said she de nitely thinks the team could bene t from this win and should use it to gain con dence. "It was de nitely a win that we needed. We've been kind of down lately. I hope that it boosts everyone's con dence," she said. Shef eld said the team made a few fumbles on the in eld but have been told that when they aren't playing well on defense, try to make up for it with offense, and the team accomplished that Friday. Shef eld hit the ball hard four times; the hardest shot was drilled right at the right elder who made the catch in the sixth. "I've been really con dent lately. I did well last time against this pitcher and I had a positive attitude. It was a big win for us. We hit the entire game and showed how much we can stay together as a team," she added. Okeechobee had a busy schedule on the road this week as they visited Lincoln Park on Monday, Port St. Lucie on Tuesday, and Sebring on Thursday. The Brahman junior varsity held off a late rally and defeated the Lady Falcons, 6-5. Shef eld scatters 5 hits in 9-5 OHS softball win Okeechobee News/ Charles MurphyLady Brahman hurler Jordan Lawlis didn’t allow an earned run over six innings to get the win for the Brahmans over district foe Jensen Beach.

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Apply within 312 SW 2nd St. OkeechobeeEOE/DFWP Family Health & Wellness, LLC is hiring for the following: Receptionist/ Clerical Assistant/ Scheduler Experience Preferred Fax or email Resume to 863-623-5093 or arnpwilliams @gmail.com Shop here first! The classified ads Employment Full TimeAUTO TECHNICIAN WANTED Exp. with tools. 863-763-2666 Enviro-Tech System, Inc. is seeking FINISH GRADE OPERATORS. Applicant must be able to provide veri able work experience in construction and operating equipment and machinery. Email resume to: info@enviro-tech.cc Join all the people who say, I sold it in the classifieds.Ž Employment Full Time {} JOB FAIRS: FRIDAY, MARCH 14thFrom 10am to 4pm. Location: Hampton Inn, located at 1200 State Rd 70 East, Okeechobee, FL THE JOB FAIR FOR MARCH 13TH HAS BEEN CANCELEDThe job location is: Fort Drum Travel Plaza Florida Turnpike Mile Marker 184 Okeechobee, FLFor instructions, please call 863.216.5743. Fax: 877.222.7762 Email: mike.ingle@areasmail.com JOIN THE TEAM Areas USA is a leading provider of food, beverage and retail 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, one free meal per shift, and for full time Associates, paid holidays as well as paid sick days. 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, Cashiers, Cooks, Dishwashers, Janitors English language is a MUST. CLASS A -CDL DRIVER must have DOT medical, drug free & clean driving history. 2.5 yrs. tanker endorsement. Call 863.467-9800. M-F 9:00 to 4:00. 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 Heavy Equipment Operators and Laborers in the Moore Haven area. Fax resume to 863-467-8067 or call 863-467-2572. Drug Free Workplace. EOE. We are immediately hiring an experienced heavy equipment mechanic with a mechanic truck & tools. Please contact Richard Nunez at 305-965-5868 Employment Full TimeFINISH OPERATORS NEEDED F/T APPLICANT MUST BE ABLE TO PROVIDE VERIFIABLE WORK EXPERIENCE IN CONSTRUCTION AND OPERATING EQUIPMENT AND MACHINERY. OKEECHOBEE, GLADES AND HIGHLAND AREA PLEASE CONTACT ENVIROTECH SYSTEM INC. 863-763-3143 Employment Full TimeLAWN MAINTENANCE person with some irrigation experience. Minimum of 2 years Commercial exp. Must have transportation/ Valid Drivers License. Call between 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. (863)467-8001. SOD FOREMAN Experienced, Self Motivated, Able to work on farm equip. Must have vehicle. Send resume to priest032809@yahoo.com Employment Full Time SECRETARY~ FULL TIME ~ Looking for a highlymotivated person to perform numerous general of cial, computer related and receptionist duties. This person will be a personal assistant to general manager and provide support in his/her personal and business organization. Good paying job with bene ts. Resume will be kept con dential. Quali ed candidates should apply by e-mailing their resume with cover letter to: appforsecposition@ gmail.com Employment MedicalIMMEDIATE OPENING Full Time RN Night Position Send resume to: P.O. Box 1548 Okeechobee, FL 34973 Employment Part TimeCLEANING CREWLooking for 2 person cleaning crew for a large ranch house in NW Okeechobee County. Work 4 6 hrs 1 day every other week M-F. Please contact 561-395-2600 ask for John Luce or Don Baker. Reading a newspaper helps you understand the world around you. No wonder newspaper readers are more successful people! One mans trash is another mans treasure. 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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. Pets/SuppliesRAZOR EDGE BLUE PIT PUPPIES, REGISTERED, 9 WEEKS OLD $500.00 CALL 863-634-4407 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 ApartmentsAPARTMENTS FOR RENT BOARDWALK BLDG. FIRST MONTH, SECURITY DEPOSIT, INCLUDES WATER. CALL 863-801-9119 NW OKEE: 2 BR Apt. available on quiet street. Pets welcome. $675 month, 1st, last & $500 security. 561-346-1642. OKEE 2br. 1 1/2ba. Large Town House In Town, Very clean, W/D $700 mo, 1st, last & sec. Yearly Lease 863-697-1129 Condos/Townhouses RentTAYLOR CREEK CONDO Ground oor, 1/1 fully furnished with utilities. $775 mo. + sec. dep. Move in now! $800. 863-634-0663. Taylor Creek Condo2BR/1BA, furnished, boat dockage, pool & water included, totally new kitchen & bath,$800/month + 1 month security. Call (863)658-4264 or (305)360-9901 Houses RentADORABLE: In Town, 2BR, 1BA, W/D Hook up, Lawn Service. Non Smoking. Small pet okay. $800 mo. 1st, last & $800 sec. (941) 504-3954 ADORABLE: In Town, 2BR, 2BA, Washer/Dryer, Screen Porch. Lawn Service. Non Smoking. Small pet okay. $800 mo. 1st, last & $800 sec. (941) 504-3954 NICE, CLEAN HOUSE, 3BR/2 BATH, 8316 NW 80TH AVE. DIXIE RANCH ACRES, $850/MO., $600 SEC. PETS ALLOWED UPON APPROVAL 863-610-0001 Okeechobee Beautiful ranch setting, 2/1 -$515.00 and 3/2 $620.00. Newly updated 12 miles NE 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 How fast can your car go? It can go even faster when you sell it in the classifieds. Office Space RentOKEE 2500 sq. ft. Corner location, new paint, water, sewer & dumpster included. 1 mo. FREE. 863634-7994. Houses Sale3/2/1 Furnished, appliances, on water. $350 lot rent. Not mobile home. Metal roof. Possible owner nancing with 1/2 down + $850/mo. $22,500 OBO. 863-467-7996 OWN YOUR NEW HOUSE TODAY! 2 story, 4BR/4BA 2,012sqft Pool Home! 0.50 acre. Bad credit OK. 561-212-9665 Hunting PropertyLOOKING FOR A SMALL FARM TO LEASE FOR SPRING TURKEY SEASON PLEASE CALL 561-699-3240 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 HomeSale3bd/1.5 BATH DOUBLE WIDE ON 150X75 LOT ON DEAD END ST., CITY WATER COMPLETELY FURNISHED WITH CENTRAL HEAT AND AIR, $40,000.00 863-763-41 774 OR 859-339-1888 Palm Harbor Homes 55+ Community Special! $5K for your old home! 23 models to choose from. Call John Lyons @ 800-622-2832 ext 210 for details Boats17FT ALUMINUM FISHING BOAT AND TRAILER, 50HP MERCURY, TROLLING MOTOR. $4,900.00 O.B.O. CALL 815-347-6282 Your new home could be in todays paper. Have you looked for it? Campers/RVsTRAILER & BOAT 40’ ALJO TAILER W/35X8 FL. ROOM, 20’ 2002 SWEETWATER BOAT W/50HP MOTOR BOTH $15,000.00 ON TAYLOR CREEK 1/2MILE FROM LOCKS CALL 407-361-3537 Wanted 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 Commercial TrucksFOR SALE 1995 FLD FREIGHTLINER WITH FLAT BED TRAILER, $8,500.00 OWNER RETIRING CALL FOR MORE INFO 772-201-5498 Public Notice LEGAL NOTICE A public auction of stored personal property from Okeechobee Store-NLock to be conducted at the following locations in Okeechobee, FL: WEST 2701 Hwy 70 West; NORTH 3050 SW 3rd Terrace; and SOUTH 4129 Hwy 441 South. The auction will be held to pay unpaid storage fees (pursuant to the Florida statutes, Section 83.806). Public Auction to be held on March 22, 2014 beginning at 9:00 a.m. at the WEST location. We will then proceed to the NORTH location and end at the SOUTH location. All payments must be made in full, CASH ONLY by the date/time of auction.WEST DILLON LEE Unit # 9-29 ALPHONSO NIXON Unit # 7-15 APRIL LITTERAL, Unit # 2-5 JACOB ROBINSON Unit # 2-25 JESSICA ALLYSON, Unit # 7-48 LOUISE & WILLIE KIDD Unit # 8-46 NORTH FRANCISCA PITTARD Unit # N0017 JESSIE GREAVES, Unit # N0176 AMANDA MARKHAM Unit # N0066 CODY MAUPIN Unit # N0117 SOUTH KIMBERLY QUINLIN, Unit # 32 MARION SMITH Unit # 148 463597 ON 3/12,19/2014 Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.: 2013 CA 00027 RREF RB ACQUISITIONS, LLC, Plaintiff, v. L BAR L CATTLE COMPANY, INC.; MORGAN LUMPKIN a/k/a MORGAN E LUMPKIN; LISA LUMPKIN; CHARLES A. LAGRANGE; DEBBIE C. LAGRANGE; GLADES ELECTRIC COOPERATIVE, INC.; COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA; and ANY UNKNOWN TENANTS IN POSSESSION, Defendants. AMENDED NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that pursuant to the Amended 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: Lots 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, East 1/2 of Lot 16, Lots 26, 27, 28 and 29, Block 4; Lots 11, 12, 13, 26, 27 and 28, Block 5; and Lots 10, 11 and 12, Block 6, all in NORTHWOOD SECTION ONE, according to the Plat thereof, recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 48, of the Public Records of Okeechobee County, Florida. at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash, on April 2, 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. Dated February 27, 2014. SHARON ROBERTSON CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT BY: Sandra L. Creech As Deputy Clerk 461575 ON 3/5,12/2014 Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 19TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 2012 CA 56 TD BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, Plaintiff, vs. KEITH A. GOODBREAD, et al., Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to the Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated October 16, 2013 (the “Judgment”), and Order Granting Plaintiffs Motion to Postpone Foreclosure Sale dated January 22, 2014, entered in Civil Case No. 2012-CA-56 of the Circuit Court of the Nineteenth Judicial Circuit in and for Okeechobee County, Florida, in which TD BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, is Plaintiff and KEITH A. GOODBREAD and UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF KEITH A. GOODBREAD n/k/a BRANDI GOODBREAD are Defendants. The Clerk of Court will sell the Property as de ned in the Judgment and as set forth below at a public sale on April 9, 2014, at 11:00 a.m. to the “highest bidder,” for cash in the Jury Assembly Room at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 2nd Floor, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 34972, in accordance with Section 45.031, Florida Statutes. The “highest bidder” for purposes of this Notice of Sale, is de ned as the party who bids the largest amount of money to purchase the Property (as de ned below) and who completes the sale in a timely fashion, as hereinafter set out. The one who bids the largest amount of money to purchase the Property (as de ned below) shall be permitted to complete the sale by delivering to the Clerk, the balance of such bid, over and above the deposit, by 3:00 p.m. on the day of the sale. The following property located in Okeechobee, Florida, is the subject of this Notice of Sale: Lot 12, Crooked Creek Plantation Unit 1, according to the plat thereof, as recorded in Plat Book 5, Pages 77 and 78, Public Records of Okeechobee County, Florida together with all existing or subsequently erected or af xed buildings, improvements, and xtures (the “Property”). Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens, must le a claim within 60 days after the sale. DATED on February 18, 2014. SHARON ROBERTSON Clerk of Circuit Court BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk 462973 ON 3/12,19/2014 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.: 47 2013 CA 271 TD BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, Plaintiff, VS. PAUL E. HARRIS a/k/a PAUL HARRIS; VICKI HARRIS; TENANT # 1 and TENANT # 2, unknown tenants in possession, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to the Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated February 27, 2014 (the “Judgment”), entered in Civil Case No. 47 2013 CA 271 of the Circuit Court of the Nineteenth Judicial Circuit in and for Okeechobee County, Florida, in which TD BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, is Plaintiff, and PAUL E. HARRIS a/k/a PAUL HARRIS and VICKI HARRIS are Defendants. The Clerk of Court will sell the Property as de ned in the Judgment and as set forth below at a public sale on April 9, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. to the “highest bidder,” for cash in the Jury Assembly Room at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 2nd Floor, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 34972, in accordance with Section 45.031, Florida Statutes. The “highest bidder” for purposes of this Notice of Sale, is de ned as the party who bids the largest amount of money to purchase the Property (as de ned below) and who completes the sale in a timely fashion, as hereinafter set out. The one who bids the largest amount of money to purchase the Property (as de ned below) shall be permitted to complete the sale by delivering to the Clerk, the balance of such bid, over and above the deposit, by 3:00 p.m. on the day of the sale. The following property located in Okeechobee, Florida, is the subject of this Notice of Sale: Lot 15, Block 1, Oakpark Subdivision, according to the plat thereof, as recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 3, Public Records of Okeechobee County, Florida together with all existing or subsequently erected or af xed buildings, improvements, and xtures (the “Property”). Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens, must le a claim within 60 days after the sale. DATED on March 3, 2014. SHARON ROBERTSON Clerk of Circuit Court BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk 463466 ON 3/12,19/2014 Public Notice Public Notice 14 Okeechobee News March 12, 2014 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 472012CA000223CAAXMX DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST COMPANY, FORMERLY KNOWN AS BANKERS TRUST COMPANY OF CALIFORNIA, N.A., AS TRUSTEE FOR AMERICAN HOME MORTGAGE ASSETS TRUST 2006-1, Plaintiff, VS. GARY A LEE; et al., Defendant(s). NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that sale will be made pursuant to an Order or Final Judgment. Final Judgment was awarded on October 28, 2013, in Civil Case No. 472012CA000223CAAXMX, of the Circuit Court of the NINETEENTH Judicial Circuit in and for OKEECHOBEE County, Florida, wherein, DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST COMPANY, FORMERLY KNOWN AS BANKERS TRUST COMPANY OF CALIFORNIA, N.A., AS TRUSTEE FOR AMERICAN HOME MORTGAGE ASSETS TRUST 2006-1 is the Plaintiff, and GARY A LEE; ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER AND AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANT(S) WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS are Defendants. The clerk of the court will sell to the highest bidder for cash at 11:00 AM on April 9, 2014 in the Jury Assembly Room on the 2nd oor at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center located at 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 34972, the following described real property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: LOT 8, BLOCK 30, UNIT NUMBER 2, BASSWOOD INCORPORATED, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 28, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA.ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. WITNESS my hand and the seal of the court on February 26, 2014. SHARON ROBERTSON Clerk of the Court BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk Aldridge I Connors, LLP Attorney for Plaintiff(s) 1615 S. Congress Ave, Suite 200 Delray Beach, FL 33445 Phone: 561.392.6391 Fax: 561.392.6965 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. 463110 ON 3/12,19/2014 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA Case No.: 47-2008-CA-000395 COUNTRYWIDE BANK, FSB, Plaintiff, VS. KENNETH LYALLS, et al. Defendants RE-NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated January 21, 2010 and entered in Case No. 47-2008-CA-000395, of the Circuit Court of the Nineteenth Judicial Circuit in and for OKEECHOBEE County, Florida. COUNTRYWIDE BANK, FSB (hereafter “Plaintiff”), is Plaintiff and KENNETH LYALLS; ANN LYALLS, are defendants. The Clerk of Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in the Jury Assembly Room, 2nd Floor, of the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, at 11:00 a.m., on the 9th day of April, 2014, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: LOT 10, CROOKED CREEK PLANTATION UNIT 1, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 5, PAGES 77 AND 78. 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 26th day of February, 2014. Sharon Robertson CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT BY: Sandra L. Creech As Deputy Clerk Van Ness Law Firm, PLC 1239 E. Newport Center Drive Suite #110 Deer eld Beach, Florida 33442 Phone (954) 571-2031 Fax (954) 571-2033 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. 463113 ON 3/12,19/2014 Reading a newspaper helps you understand the world around you.No wonder newspaper readers enjoy life more! Need a few more bucks to purchase something deer? Pick up some extra bucks when you sell your used items in the classifeids. When doing those chores is doing you in, its time to look for a helper in the classifieds. Buying a car? Look in the classifieds. Selling a car? Look in the classifieds. Earn some extra cash. Sell your used items in the classifieds

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Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT STATE OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY GENERAL CIVIL DIVISION Case No.: 12000386-CA-AXMX U.S. BANK TRUST N.A. AS TRUSTEE FOR VOLT ASSET HOLDINGS TRUST XVI, Plaintiff, VS. DONALD E. SMITH, SR.; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF DONALD E. SMITH, SR.; and UNKNOWN OCCUPANTS, TENANTS, OWNERS, AND OTHER UNKNOWN PARTIES, including, if a named defendant is deceased, the personal representatives, the surviving spouse, heirs, devisees, grantees, creditors, and all other parties claiming by, through, under or against that defendant, and all claimants, persons or parties, natural or corporate, or whose exact legal status is unknown, claiming under any of the above named or described defendants, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to the Order or Final Judgment entered in this cause on February 19, 2014, in the Circuit Court of Okeechobee County, Florida, I will sell the property situated in Okeechobee County, Florida, described as: LOTS 5 AND 6, BLOCK 12, OAKPARK SUBDIVISION, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 3, PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. Property Address: 3352 SW 21st Street, Okeechobee, FL 34974 at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash, at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, Second Floor, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida, 34972 at 11:00 a.m.on March 26, 2014. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS, MUST FILE A CLAIM WITH THE CLERK OF COURT WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. DATED this 19th day of February, 2014. SHARON ROBERTSON Clerk of Circuit Court, Okeechobee County, Florida BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Corrie Johnson, ADA Coordinator, 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. 462984 ON 3/5,12/2014 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.: 2012 CA 449 TD BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, Plaintiff, VS. BRENT D. BRAASCH; EDNA CORNELIUS, as Personal Representative of the Estate of Carl Lohrey; and JOHN DOE and JANE DOE, unknown parties in possession, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to the Consent Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated September 19, 2013 (the “Judgment”), and Order Granting Plaintiffs Motion to Postpone Foreclosure Sale dated January 16, 2014, entered in Civil Case No. 2012 CA 449 of the Circuit Court of the Nineteenth Judicial Circuit in and for Okeechobee County, Florida, in which TD BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, is Plaintiff, and BRENT D. BRAASCH, EDNA CORNELIUS, as Personal Representative of the Estate of Carl Lohrey, and JANE DOE n/k/a MAUREEN MCKINNEY are Defendants. The Clerk of Court will sell the Property as de ned in the Judgment and as set forth below at a public sale on April 9, 2014, at 11:00 a.m. to the “highest bidder,” for cash in the Jury Assembly Room at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 2nd Floor, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 34972, in accordance with Section 45.031, Florida Statutes. The “highest bidder” for purposes of this Notice of Sale, is de ned as the party who bids the largest amount of money to purchase the Property (as de ned below) and who completes the sale in a timely fashion, as hereinafter set out. The one who bids the largest amount of money to purchase the Property (as de ned below) shall be permitted to complete the sale by delivering to the Clerk, the balance of such bid, over and above the deposit, by 3:00 p.m. on the day of the sale. The following property located in Okeechobee, Florida, is the subject of this Notice of Sale: Lot 251, TAYLOR CREEK ISLES, SECTION ONE, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 59, Public Records of Okeechobee County, Florida Together with a 2005 Fleetwood Mobile Home Model 3482L title to which is being retired in the public records of Okeechobee County, Florida together with all existing or subsequently erected or af xed buildings, improvements, and xtures (the “Property”). Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens, must le a claim within 60 days after the sale. DATED on February 18, 2014. SHARON ROBERTSON Clerk of Circuit Court BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk 462968 ON 3/12,19/2014 Public Notice Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NUMBER: 2013-CA-452 SEACOAST NATIONAL BANK,A NATIONAL ASSOCIATION Plaintiff, VS. SHAUN SKEEN; OAK TREE PLACE HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC., a Florida corporation not-for-pro t; UNKNOWN TENANT #1 N/K/A ELIZABETH MCNABB; and any and all Unknown parties claiming by, through, under and against the herein named individual Defendants, Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated February 26, 2014, and entered in Case No. 2013-CA-452, of the Circuit Court of the 19th Judicial Circuit in and for Okeechobee County, Florida, wherein SEACOAST NATIONAL BANK is the Plaintiff and SHAUN SKEEN, OAK TREE PLACE HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC. and UNKNOWN TENANT #1 N/K/A ELIZABETH MCNABB are the Defendants, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the OKEECHOBEE COUNTY JUDICIAL CENTER, 312 NW 3rd Street, JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM, SECOND FLOOR, OKEECHOBEE, FLORIDA 34972, at 11:00 a.m. on the 9th day of April, 2014, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: Unit B, of Dwelling Structure 20, OAK TREE PLACE, together with the land immediately underlying said unit, as described and depicted in Declaration of Party Facilities and Protective Covenants for Oak Tree Place, as recorded in Of cial Records Book 260, Page 999, and amended in Of cial Records Book 261, Page 1405 and in Of cial Record Book 303, Page 1083, and any and all amendments thereto, of the Public Records of Okeechobee County, Florida Property address: 2355 SW 28th Street, Okeechobee, FL ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAT THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITH-IN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Corrie Johnson, ADA Coordinator, 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. Dated the 26th day of February, 2014. SHARON ROBERTSON Clerk of Circuit Court BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk Attorney for Plaintiff: Devin R. Maxwell, Esq., MAXWELL & MAXWELL, P.A. Florida Bar No.: 172693 405 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 34972 (863) 763-1119 Telephone 463106 ON 3/12,19/2014 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 2011 CA 378 TD BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, Plaintiff, VS. ESTATE OF ROGER ESTEP a/k/a ROGER L. ESTEP, if any; MERCY ESTEP a/k/a MERCY ANCERO PRIEST a/k/a MERCY ANCERO; JULIE ANN ESTEP a/k/a JULIE E. PRICE, as an heir/bene ciary of the Estate of Roger Estep; JILL CHRISTINE ESTEP a/k/a JILL C. SHAFTLEIN, as an heir/bene ciary of the Estate of Roger Estep; GINA RENEE ESTEP a/k/a GINA LAMET WAGNER a/k/a GINA R. LAMET, as an heir/bene ciary of the Estate of Roger Estep; TENANT # 1, TENANT # 2, unknown tenants in possession, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to the Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated February 19, 2014 (the “Judgment”), entered in Civil Case No. 2011 CA 378 of the Circuit Court of the Nineteenth Judicial Circuit in and for Okeechobee County, Florida, in which TD BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, is Plaintiff, and ESTATE OF ROGER ESTEP a/k/a ROGER L. ESTEP; MERCY ESTEP a/k/a MERCY ANCERO PRIEST a/k/a MERCY ANCERO; JULIE ANN ESTEP a/k/a JULIE E. PRICE; JILL CHRISTINE ESTEP a/k/a JILL C. SHAFTLEIN; and GINA RENEE ESTEP a/k/a GINA LAMET WAGNER a/k/a GINA R. LAMET are Defendants. The Clerk of Court will sell the Property as de ned in the Judgment and as set forth below at a public sale on March 26, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. to the “highest bidder,” for cash in the Jury Assembly Room at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 2nd Floor, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 34972, in accordance with Section 45.031, Florida Statutes. The “highest bidder” for purposes of this Notice of Sale, is de ned as the party who bids the largest amount of money to purchase the Property (as de ned below) and who completes the sale in a timely fashion, as hereinafter set out. The one who bids the largest amount of money to purchase the Property (as de ned below) shall be permitted to complete the sale by delivering to the Clerk, the balance of such bid, over and above the deposit, by 3:00 p.m. on the day of the sale. The following property located in Okeechobee, Florida, is the subject of this Notice of Sale: Lot 220, Treasure Island Unit No. 8, according to the Plat thereof, as recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 91, Public Records of Okeechobee County, Florida together with all existing or subsequently erected or af xed buildings, improvements, and xtures (the “Land”). In addition, the following described mobile home: 1973 Fleetwood Doublewide (Serial Number 52850U) and 1973 Fleetwood Doublewide (Serial Number 52850X) all pledged as collateral for the subject loan, together with all existing or subsequently erected or af xed buildings, improvements, and xtures (the “Property”). Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens, must le a claim within 60 days after the sale. DATED on February 19, 2014. SHARON ROBERTSON Clerk of Circuit Court BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk 462977 ON 3/5,12/2014 Public Notice Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 2010 CA 560 JUDGE: GARY L. SWEET TD BANK, N.A., as Successor in Interest to RIVERSIDE NATIONAL BANK OF FLORIDA by and through FDIC as Receiver Plaintiff, VS. WATERDANCE FARM, LLC; CHARLES STARK and N.F. ANTHONY SEIBERT; UNKNOWN TENANTS IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY; AMBER ACRES PROPERTY OWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC.; and BRIDGEWATER CROSSING, LLC Defendants NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE The Clerk of the Circuit Court hereby gives notice of the following foreclosure sale in the above referenced matter: A. The Property to be sold is: LOTS 5 AND 6 OF AMBER ACRES, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 7, PAGE 90, PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, Commonly Known as 551 and 625 NE 39th Blvd., Okeechobee, Florida 34972 having Real Property Tax Identi cation Numbers 1033735001000000050 and 1033735001000000060. B. The Clerk’s Sale will take place on APRIL 9, 2014 at 11:00 AM, in the Jury Assembly Room, 2nd Floor, Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 34972. C. The sale will be made pursuant to the Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated February 6, 2014; D. TD BANK, N.A., as Successor in Interest to Riverside National Bank of Florida by and through FDIC as Receiver v. WATERDANCE FARM, LLC; CHARLES STARK and N.F. ANTHONY SEIBERT; UNKNOWN TENANTS IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY; AMBER ACRES PROPERTY OWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC.; and BRIDGEWATER CROSSING, LLC,; CASE.: 2010 CA 560 E. This sale is being made by Sharon Robertson, Clerk of the Circuit Court, Okeechobee County of the Circuit Court, Nineteenth Judicial Circuit, by and through a deputy Clerk of Court. F. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from 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: February 7, 2014 SHARON ROBERTSON CLERK OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY COURT Deputy Clerk BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk Pursuant to §45.031(2), F.S., this notice must be published once a week for two consecutive weeks in a newspaper of general circulation in the county where the sale is to be held with the second publication being at least ve days prior to the sale date. 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. 462838 ON 3/12,19/2014 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 47-2011-CA-000179 WELLS FARGO BANK, NA, Plaintiff, VS. GARY R. FRAZIER, et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF RESCHEDULED FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order Rescheduling Foreclosure Sale dated February 7, 2014 and entered in Case NO. 47-2011CA-000179 of the Circuit Court of the NINETEENTH Judicial Circuit in and for OKEECHOBEE County, Florida wherein WELLS FARGO BANK, NA, is the Plaintiff and GARY R FRAZIER; DEBORAH A FRAZIER; TENANT #1 N/K/A RENE RIMES; TENANT #2 N/K/A ROBERT RIMES are the Defendants, The Clerk of the Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in the JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM, 2ND FLOOR, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY JUDICIAL CENTER, 312 N.W. 3RD STREET, OKEECHOBEE, FLORIDA 34972 at 11:00AM, on the 2nd day of April, 2014, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: LOT 110, THE FIRST ADDITION TO OKEECHOBEE ESTATES, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3 PAGE 23, PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE, FLORIDA. A/K/A 804 12TH STREET SE, OKEECHOBEE, FL 34974 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must le a claim within sixty (60) days after the sale. WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of this Court on February 12, 2014. Sharon Robertson Clerk of the Circuit Court By: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk **See Americans with Disabilities ActIf you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Corrie Johnson, ADA Coordinator, 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711.SPANISH: Si usted es una persona discapacitada que necesita alguna adaptacion para poder participar de este procedimiento o evento; usted tiene derecho, sin costo alguno a que se le provea cierta ayuda. Favor de comunicarse con Corrie Johnson, Coordinadora de A.D.A., 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, Fl. 34986, (772) 807-4370 por lo menos 7 dias antes de que tenga que comparecer en corte o inmediatamente despues de haber recibido esta noti cacion si es que falta menos de 7 dias para su comparecencia. Si tiene una discapacidad auditiva o de habla, llame al 711. KREYOL: Si ou se yon moun ki kokobe ki bezwen asistans ou aparey pou ou ka patisipe nan prosedu sa-a, ou gen dwa san ou pa bezwen peye anyen pou ou jwen on seri de ed. Tanpri kontakte Corrie Johnson, Co-ordinator ADA, 250 NW Country Club Drive, suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 O’mwen 7 jou avan ke ou gen pou-ou paret nan tribunal, ou imediatman ke ou resevwa avis sa-a ou si le ke ou gen pou-ou ale nan tribunal-la mwens ke 7 jou; Si ou pa ka tande ou pale byen, rele 711. 462455 ON 3/5,12/2014 Public Notice Public NoticePUBLIC NOTICE CONSIDERATION OF A PROPOSED FUTURE LAND USE MAP AMENDMENT A PUBLIC HEARING will be held before the City of Okeechobee Planning Board on Thursday, March 20, 2014, 6:00 PM or as soon thereafter as possible, at City Hall, 55 SE 3rd Ave, Rm 200, Okeechobee, FL. The agenda is available on the City website: cityofokeechobee.com, or contact the General Services Department, pburnette@cityofokeechobee.com, 863-763-3372 x 218. Under consideration is Comprehensive Plan Small Scale Future Land Use Map Amendment Application No. 14-001-SSA, submitted by Glenn Sneider, on behalf of Carrol Word, Registered Agent for property owner, CSW 13, LLC. The application is requesting to change the Future Land Use designation from Single Family (SF) to Commercial (C) for property located at 100 SE 10th Avenue, approximately 2.565 acres. Legal: A parcel of land lying in and comprising a part of Government Lot 2 in Section 22, Township 37 South, Range 35 East, Okeechobee County, Florida, being more particularly described as follows: Beginning at the intersection of the West right-of-way line of S.E. 10th Avenue (formerly Hancock Street) with the South right-of-way line of State Road 70, thence run West along said South right-of-way line of State Road 70 for a distance of 365 feet, more or less, to a point on the West Boundary line of Government Lot 2 in Section 22, Township 37 South, Range 35 East; thence run South along said West line of Government Lot 2 for a distance of 315 feet to the Southwest corner of a parcel of land described in Of cial Records Book 209, Page 451, Public Records of Okeechobee County, Florida; thence run East, along the South boundary line of said parcel of land described in Of cial Records Book 209, Page 451, for a distance of 365 feet, more or less, to the West right-of-way line of S.E. 10th Avenue (formerly Hancock Street); thence run North along said West right-of-way for a distance of 315 feet, more or less, to the Point of Beginning. Being the same property described in those certain instruments recorded in Of cial Records Book 209, Page 451; Of cial Records Book 224, Page 733 and Of cial Records Book 239, Page 1391, all being in the Public Records of Okeechobee County, Florida. LESS AND EXCEPT that property subject to the Order of Taking in favor of Florida Power and Light Company recorded in Of cial Records Book 391, Page 1874, of the Public Records of Okeechobee County, Florida. All members of the public are encouraged to attend and participate in said Hearing. The entire petition may be inspected during regular business hours, Mon-Fri, 8 AM-4:30 PM, except for holidays. The Planning Board’s role in this capacity is to serve as the City’s Local Planning Agency and make a recommendation for approval or denial to the City Council for nal adoption Public Hearing, tentatively scheduled for April 1, 2014, 6 PM. ANY PERSON DECIDING TO APPEAL any decision made by the Planning Board with respect to any matter considered at this meeting will need to ensure a verbatim record of the proceeding is made and the record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal will be based. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), any person with a disability as de ned by the ADA, that needs special accommodation to participate in this proceeding, contact the General Services Of ce no later than two business days prior to proceeding, 863-763-3372. BE ADVISED that should you intend to show any document, picture, video or items to the Planning Board in support or opposition to any item on the agenda; a copy of the document, picture, video, or item must be provided to the Board Secretary for the City’s records. BY: Brian Whitehall, Zoning Administrator Application No. 14-001-SSA 462796 ON 3/2,12/2014 Public Notice 15 Okeechobee News March 12, 2014 Grab a bargain from your neighbors garage, attic, basement or closet in todays classifieds. How fast can your car go? It can go even faster when you sell it in the classifieds.Visit our Celebrations web site to place your own paid announcement! Choose from several different templates. Submit your words and pictures. A Celebrations representative will provide you with an electronic proof. Once approved, it will be printed in the newspaper. All packages include online listings complete with guestbooks, photo galleries and pro“le pages from Legacy.com.Celebrations www.newszap.com/celebrations CALL 511 TOLL FREE VISIT FL511.COM FOLLOW FL511 ON TWITTER FLORIDA 511 FREE APPS TRAFFIC INFOA toll-free resource of the Florida Department of Transportation (standard mobile phone minutes, text message and data charges may apply)

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Public Notice IN THE COUNTY COURT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 2012 CC 141 CATHERINE P. CHESTER, Plaintiff, v. WISLER THEUS, MARIE G. THEUS, MARIE MIMOSE CIVIL, BENITO JEAN, and FEDELINE JEAN, Defendants. CLERK’S NOTICE OF SALE UNDER F.S. CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS GIVEN that, in accordance with the Default Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated February 18, 2014 in the above-styled cause, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 2nd Floor, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW Third Street, Okeechobee, Florida, at 11:00 am on March 26, 2014, the following property: LOT M (Count I) The West 1/2 of the West 1/2 of the South 1/2 of the South 1/2 of Tract 02, Section 10, Township 34 South, Range 33 East, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 4, pages 3A through D, inclusive, Public Records of Okeechobee County, Florida. (1.25 acres)(aka Lot M). LOT D (Count II) The West 1/2 of the West 1/2 of the North 1/2 of the North 1/2 of Tract 27, Section 11, Township 34 South, Range 33 East, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 4, pages 3A through D, inclusive, Public Records of Okeechobee County, Florida. (1.25 acres)(aka Lot D). LOT I (Count III) The East 1/2 of the East 1/2 of the North 1/2 of the South 1/2 of Tract 17, Section 12, Township 34 South, Range 33 East, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 4, pages 3A through D, inclusive, Public Records of Okeechobee County, Florida. (1.25 acres)(aka Lot I). LOT I (Count IV) The East 1/2 of the East 1/2 of the North 1/2 of the South 1/2 of Tract 28, Section 12, Township 34 South, Range 33 East, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 4, pages 3A through D, inclusive, Public Records of Okeechobee County, Florida. (1.25 acres)(aka Lot I). LOT H (Count V) The East 1/2 of the East 1/2 of the South 1/2 of the North 1/2 of Tract 28, Section 24, Township 34 South, Range 33 East, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 4, pages 3A through D, inclusive, Public Records of Okeechobee County, Florida. (1.25 acres)(aka Lot H). LOT D (Count VI) The West 1/2 of the West 1/2 of the North 1/2 of the North 1/2 of Tract 31, Section 36, Township 34 South, Range 33 East, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 4, pages 3A through D, inclusive, Public Records of Okeechobee County, Florida. (1.25 acres)(aka Lot D). LOT B (Count VII) The West 1/2 of the East 1/2 of the North 1/2 of the North 1/2 of Tract 31, Section 13, Township 34 South, Range 33 East, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 4, pages 3A through D, inclusive, Public Records of Okeechobee County, Florida. (1.25 acres)(aka Lot B). LOT O (Count IX) The West 1/2 of the East 1/2 of the South 1/2 of the South 1/2 of Tract 14, Section 24, Township 34 South, Range 33 East, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 4, pages 3A through D, inclusive, Public Records of Okeechobee County, Florida. (1.25 acres)(aka Lot 0). LOT N (Count X) The East 1/2 of the West 1/2 of the South 1/2 of the South 1/2 of Tract 10, Section 24, Township 34 South, Range 33 East, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 4, pages 3A through D, inclusive, Public Records of Okeechobee County, Florida. (1.25 acres)(aka Lot N). 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: February 19, 2014. SHARON ROBERTSON CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT BY: SANDRA L. CREECH Deputy Clerk 462834 ON 3/5,12/2014 Public Notice Public NoticePUBLIC NOTICE CONSIDERATION OF PROPOSED ZONING RECLASSIFICATION A QUASI-JUDICIAL PUBLIC HEARING will be held before the City of Okeechobee Planning Board on Thursday, March 20, 2014, 6:00 PM or as soon thereafter as possible, at City Hall, 55 SE 3rd Ave, Rm 200, Okeechobee, FL. The agenda is available on the City website: cityofokeechobee.com, or contact the General Services Department, pburnette@cityofokeechobee.com, 863-763-3372 x 218. Under consideration is Rezoning Petition No. 14-001-R, submitted by Glenn Sneider, on behalf of property owner, Carrol Word, Registered Agent for CSW 13, LLC. The petition is requesting to change the Zoning District, from Residential Mobile Home (RMH) to Heavy Commercial (CHV) for property located at 100 SE 10th Avenue, consisting of approximately 2.565 acres. Legal: A parcel of land lying in and comprising a part of Government Lot 2 in Section 22, Township 37 South, Range 35 East, Okeechobee County, Florida, being more particularly described as follows: Beginning at the intersection of the West right-of-way line of S.E. 10th Avenue (formerly Hancock Street) with the South right-of-way line of State Road 70, thence run West along said South right-of-way line of State Road 70 for a distance of 365 feet, more or less, to a point on the West Boundary line of Government Lot 2 in Section 22, Township 37 South, Range 35 East; thence run South along said West line of Government Lot 2 for a distance of 315 feet to the Southwest corner of a parcel of land described in Of cial Records Book 209, Page 451, Public Records of Okeechobee County, Florida; thence run East, along the South boundary line of said parcel of land described in Of cial Records Book 209, Page 451, for a distance of 365 feet, more or less, to the West right-of-way line of S.E. 10th Avenue (formerly Hancock Street); thence run North along said West right-of-way for a distance of 315 feet, more or less, to the Point of Beginning. Being the same property described in those certain instruments recorded in Of cial Records Book 209, Page 451; Of cial Records Book 224, Page 733 and Of cial Records Book 239, Page 1391, all being in the Public Records of Okeechobee County, Florida. LESS AND EXCEPT that property subject to the Order of Taking in favor of Florida Power and Light Company recorded in Of cial Records Book 391, Page 1874, of the Public Records of Okeechobee County, Florida. All members of the public are encouraged to attend and participate in said Hearing. The entire petition may be inspected during regular business hours, Mon-Fri, 8 AM-4:30 PM, except for holidays. A Public Hearing for a Rezoning Petition is handled as a “Quasi-Judicial” proceeding, meaning the Planning Board is functioning in a manner similar to a court, hearing testimony and questioning presenters who provide substantial and competent evidence. It is the duty of the Planning Board to arrive at sound decisions. The recommended decision will be forwarded to the City Council for First Reading and Final adoption Public Hearing, tentatively scheduled for April 1, 2014 and April 15, 2014, 6 PM. ANY PERSON DECIDING TO APPEAL any decision made by the Planning Board with respect to any matter considered at this meeting will need to ensure a verbatim record of the proceeding is made and the record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal will be based. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), any person with a disability as de ned by the ADA, that needs special accommodation to participate in this proceeding, contact the General Services Of ce no later than two business days prior to proceeding, 863-763-3372. BE ADVISED that should you intend to show any document, picture, video or items to the Planning Board in support or opposition to any item on the agenda; a copy of the document, picture, video, or item must be provided to the Board Secretary for the City’s records. BY: Brian Whitehall, Zoning Administrator Petition No. 14-001-R 462795 ON 3/2,12/2014 Public Notice Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 47-2009-CA-000337 CHASE HOME FINANCE LLC, Plaintiff, vs. DANIEL TREMBLAY, et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Amended Final Judgment of Mortgage Foreclosure dated February 5, 2014 and entered in Case No. 47-2009-CA-000337 of the Circuit Court of the NINETEENTH Judicial Circuit in and for OKEECHOBEE County, Florida wherein JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO CHASE HOME FINANCE LLC’, is the Plaintiff and DANIEL TREMBLAY; are the Defendants, The Clerk of the Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in the JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM, 2ND FLOOR, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY JUDICIAL CENTER, 312 N.W. 3RD STREET, OKEECHOBEE, FLORIDA 34972 at 11:00AM, on the 2nd day of April, 2014, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: EAST 1/2 OF THE WEST 1/2 OF THE NORTH 1/2 OF THE SOUTH 1/2 OF TRACT 14, SECTION 22, AS TO THE SOUTHERN COLONIZATION COMPANY PLAT OF TOWNSHIP 34 SOUTH, RANGE 33 EAST ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 4, PAGE 3-3E, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. SUBJECT TO A ROAD AND DRAINAGE EASEMENT ACROSS THE NORTH THIRTY FEET, (30’), OF THE AFOREMENTIONED LOT. TOGETHER WITH THAT CERTAIN MOBILE HOME LOCATED THEREON AS A FIXTURE AND APPURTENANCE THERETO: VIN# GAFL675A78318AV21 & GAFL675B78318AV21 A/K/A 18134 NW 282 ND STREET, OKEECHOBEE, FL 3497200001Plaintiff name has changed pursuant to order previously entered. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must le a claim within sixty (60) days after the sale. WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of this Court on February 7, 2014. Sharon Robertson Clerk of the Circuit Court By: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk **See Americans with Disabilities ActIf you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Corrie Johnson, ADA Coordinator, 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711.SPANISH: Si usted es una persona discapacitada que necesita alguna adaptacion para poder participar de este procedimiento o evento; usted tiene derecho, sin costo alguno a que se le provea cierta ayuda. Favor de comunicarse con Corrie Johnson, Coordinadora de A.D.A., 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, Fl. 34986, (772) 807-4370 por lo menos 7 dias antes de que tenga que comparecer en corte o inmediatamente despues de haber recibido esta noti cacion si es que falta menos de 7 dias para su comparecencia. Si tiene una discapacidad auditiva o de habla, llame al 711. KREYOL: Si ou se yon moun ki kokobe ki bezwen asistans ou aparey pou ou ka patisipe nan prosedu sa-a, ou gen dwa san ou pa bezwen peye anyen pou ou jwen on seri de ed. Tanpri kontakte Corrie Johnson, Co-ordinator ADA, 250 NW Country Club Drive, suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 O’mwen 7 jou avan ke ou gen pou-ou paret nan tribunal, ou imediatman ke ou resevwa avis sa-a ou si le ke ou gen pou-ou ale nan tribunal-la mwens ke 7 jou; Si ou pa ka tande ou pale byen, rele 711. 462456 ON 3/5,12/2014 Public Notice Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 47-2013-CA-000163 PNC BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO NATIONAL CITY BANK, SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO HARBOR FEDERAL SAVINGS BANK, Plaintiff, vs. JOAQUIN D. DOMINGUEZ, et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN Pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated February 7, 2014, and entered in Case No. 47-2013-CA-000163 of the Circuit Court of the Nineteenth Judicial Circuit in and for Okeechobee County, Florida in which PNC Bank, National Association, successor by merger to National City Bank, successor by merger to Harbor Federal Savings Bank, is the Plaintiff and Joaquin D. Dominguez also known as Joaquin Dominguez, Ana Dominguez also known as Ana G. Dominguez, Tenant # 1 also known as JESSIE FUTCH, Tenant # 2 also known as VIRGINIA WINDOM, The Unknown Spouse of Joaquin D. Dominguez also known as Joaquin Dominguez, are defendants, the Okeechobee County Clerk of the Circuit Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in the Jury Assembly Room, 2nd Floor, Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 34972, Okeechobee County, Florida at 11:00AM on the 26th day of March 201,4 the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment of Foreclosure: COMMENCING AT THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF THE SW 1/4 OF SECTION 7,TOWNSHIP 37 SOUTH, RANGE 35 EAST, RUN THENCE EAST ALONG THE 1/2 SECTION LINE FOR A DISTANCE OF 690.00 FEET, THENCE RUN SOUTH 02 DEGREES 36 MINUTES 33 SECONDS WEST FOR A DISTANCE OF 947.50 THENCE RUN SOUTH 85 DEGREES 41 MINUTES 35 SECONDS EAST FOR A DISTANCE OF 996.00 FEET FOR POINT OF BEGINNING THENCE CONTINUE SOUTH 85 DEGREES 41 MINUTES 35 SECONDS EAST FOR A DISTANCE OF 264.00 FEET TO A POINT ON THE WEST R/W LINE OF ALTMAN ROAD, THENCE RUN SOUTH 02 DEGREES 36 MINUTES 33 SECONDS WEST ALONG THE WEST R/W LINE OF SAID ALTMAN ROAD FOR A DISTANCE OF 135.00 FEET THENCE RUN NORTH 85 DEGREES 41 MINUTES 35 SECONDS WEST FOR A DISTANCE OF 264.00 FEET, THENCE RUN NORTH 02 DEGREES 36 MINUTES 33 SECONDS EAST FOR A DISTANCE OF 135.00 FEET TO POINT OF BEGINNING LYING IN AND COMPRISING A PART OF THE S 1/2 OF SECTION 7, TOWNSHIP 37 SOUTH,RANGE 35 EAST, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. TOGETHER WITH A MOBILE HOME AS A PERMANENT FIXTURE AND APPURTENANCE THERETO, DESCRIBED AS: A 2006 DOUBLEWIDE MOBILE HOME BEARING IDENTIFICATION NUMBER(S) GMHGA40533666A AND GMHGA40533666B AND TITLE NUMBER(S) 95772093 AND 95772414 A/K/A 2093 NW 42ND AVE OKEECHOBEE FL 34972-8891 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must le a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated in Okeechobee County, Florida this 12th day of February, 2014. SHARON ROBERTSON Clerk of the Circuit Court Okeechobee County, Florida BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk Albertelli Law, Attorney for Plaintiff P.O. Box 23028, Tampa, FL 33623 (813) 221-4743 (813) 221-9171 facsimile eService: servealaw@albertellilaw.com TS 014605F01 In Accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Corrie Johnson, ADA Coordinator, 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. 462443 ON 2/26;3/5,12/2014 Public Notice 16 Okeechobee News March 12, 2014 See answers on page 17 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOROKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. CASE NO. 2014-CA-22 KALONIA HARDEN Plaintiff and JAMES J. ROLOW an unmarried man, his heirs, assigns, devisees, creditors, and all persons claiming by, through or under him Defendants NOTICE OF ACTION TO: JAMES J. ROLOW 6537 SE 86 Blvd. Okeechobee, FL 34972 YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to quiet title/real property has been led against you in this action, concerning the following real property located in Okeechobee County Florida: CONSOLIDATED LAND COMPANY that part of the following description lying and being in Section 9, Township 38 South, Range 36 East, the North 1050 feet of the South 1457 feet of Lot 15 and 16, Block 5 (see OR Book 710 page 1569 for complete legal, on le with Clerk of Court, and for Okeechobee County, Florida.) Which action is pending in Okeechobee County, Florida, and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses or answer if any, on Petitioner’s attorney: JOHN R. COOK P.A. PO Box 515 Okeechobee, Florida 34973 Within twenty (20) days of rst publication of this Notice of Action, and le the original with the Clerk of Court, Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 312 NW 3rd St., Okeechobee, Florida 34972, either before service on Petitioners attorney, or immediately thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief sought in the petition. FIRST PUBLICATION is the 12th day of March, 2014. IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT, PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES NEEDING SPECIAL ACCOMMODATION TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS PROCEEDING SHOULD CONTACT COURT ADMINISTRATION NOT LATER THAN SEVEN DAYS PRIOR TO THE PROCEEDINGS AT THE OFFICE OF COURT ADMINISTRATION, St. Lucie County, Florida Courthouse, 218 S. Second St., Ft. Pierce, Florida 34950 WITHIN TWO WORKING IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, PROBATE DIVISION CASE NO.: 2014-CP-000017 IN RE: The Estate of CATHERINE R. LITTERAL Deceased, NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of CATHERINE R. LITTERAL, deceased, whose date of death was January 9, 2014, is pending in the Circuit Court for Okeechobee County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 34972. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representative’s attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent’s estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must le their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent’s estate must le their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA STATUTES WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT’S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The rst publication date of this notice is: March 5, 2014. Personal Representative: SHEREE LYNN LITTERAL MACY Attorney for Personal Representative: COLIN M. CAMERON, ESQ. 200 N. E. 4th Avenue Okeechobee, FL 34972 (863) 763-8600 Fla. Bar No. 270441 colin@ccameronlaw.com 463131 ON 3/5,12/2014 Find it faster. Sell it sooner in the classifiedsDAYS OF YOUR RECEIPT OF THIS NOTICE. IF YOU ARE HEARING IMPAIRED, DIAL 711. 463556 ON 3/12,19/2014 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT,IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 2012-CA-000195 FV-I, INC. IN TRUST FOR MORGAN STANLEY MORTGAGE CAPITAL HOLDINGS, LLC, Plaintiff, VS. RANDY C. HARDEN A/K/A RANDY HARDEN, et al., Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS GIVEN that in accordance with the Plaintiff’s Final Judgment of Foreclosure entered on February 10, 2014, in the abovestyled cause, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash on April 2, 2014 at 11:00 A.M. EST at 312 NorthWest 3rd Street, Okeechobee, FL 34972 in the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 2nd Floor, Jury Assembly Room. LOT 5, BLOCK 8, BET-HER ACRES, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 12, PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. Property Address: 301 SE 16th Avenue, Okeechobee, FL 34974. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. Dated: February 12, 2014. SHARON ROBERTSON, CLER K BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Cler k 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. 463221 ON 3/12,19/2014 Reading a newspaper helps you understand the world around you.No wonder newspaper readers enjoy life more!

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Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 10-CA-000128 PNC BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, Plaintiff, vs. DIANA M. GARCIA, et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF RESCHEDULED SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN Pursuant to an Order Rescheduling Foreclosure Sale dated February 10, 2014, and entered in Case No. 10-CA-000128 of the Circuit Court of the Nineteenth Judicial Circuit in and for Okeechobee County, Florida in which PNC Bank, National Association, is the Plaintiff and Diana M Garcia, Roberto A Garcia, Unknown Tenant #1 aka Cassie Barcsanski, Unknown Tenant #2 aka Chris Peaden, are defendants, the Okeechobee County Clerk of the Circuit Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in the Jury Assembly Room, 2nd Floor, Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 34972, Okeechobee County, Florida at 11:00AM on the 2nd day of April, 2014, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment of Foreclosure: A PARCEL OF LAND IN THE SOUTH ONE-HALF OF SECTION 19, TOWNSHIP 35 SOUTH, RANGE 35 EAST, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. BEING MORE PARTICULAR DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCING AT THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF SAID SOUTHWEST 1/4 OF SECTION 19, BEAR NORTH 89 DEGREES 54 MINUTES 47 SECONDS EAST, ALONG THE NORTH LINE OF THE SOUTH ONE-HALF OF SECTION 19, A DISTANCE OF 966.15 FEET TO THE NORTH EAST CORNER OF THAT PROPERTY DESCRIBED IN OFFICIAL RECORDS BOOK 420 PAGE 1726 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA AND THE POINTOF-BEGINNING:THENCE CONTINUE NORTH 89 DEGREES 54 MINUTES 47 SECONDS EAST, ALONG THE NORTH LINE OF THE SOUTH ONE-HALF OF SECTION 19, A DISTANCE OF 1342.62 FEET;THENCE BEAR SOUTH 35 DEGREES 20 MINUTES 36 SECONDS EAST TO THE INTERSECTION WITH A CUL-DE-SAC IN THE RIGHT-OF-WAY AT THE TERMINUS OF NW 38TH STREET, A DISTANCE OF 2159.78 FEET; SAID CUL-DE-SAC CONCAVES TO THE SOUTHEAST WITH A RADIUS OF 50.00 FEET AND A LONG CHORD BEARING SOUTH 25 DEGREES 03 MINUTES 39 SECONDS WEST, A DISTANCE OF 53.22 FEET; THENCE ALONG ARC OF SAID CURVE A DISTANCE OF 56.12 FEET TO THE INTERSECTION WITH A CURVE IN THE WESTERLY RIGHT-OF-WAY OF NORTHWEST 38TH AVENUE TO: SAID CURVE CONCAVING TO THE SOUTHWEST AND HAVING A RADIUS OF 1686.56 FEET AND A CENTRAL ANGEL OF 01 DEGREES 58 MINUTES 32 SECONDS; THENCE ALONG ARC OF SAID CURVE A DISTANCE OF 58.15 FEET TO THE POINT OF COMPOUND CURVE TO THE LEFT IN THE WESTERLY RIGHT-OF-WAY OF NORTHWEST 38TH AVE: SAID CURVE HAVING A RADIUS OF 526.04 FEET AND A CENTRAL ANGLE OF 05 DEGREES 50 MINUTES 35 SECONDS; THENCE ALONG ARC OF SAID CURVE A DISTANCE OF 53.65 FEET TO THE NORTHEASTERLY BOUNDARY OF THAT PROPERTY DESCRIBED IN OFFICIAL RECORDS BOOK 420 PAGE 1726 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY FLORIDA; THENCE BEAR NORTH 78 DEGREES 11 MINUTES 31 SECONDS WEST. ALONG SAID BOUNDARY OF PROPERTY DESCRIBED IN SAID O.R. BOOK 420 PAGE 1726 A DISTANCE OF 374.91 FEET;THENCE BEAR NORTH 61 DEGREES 02 MINUTES 55 SECONDS WEST, ALONG BOUNDARY OF PROPERTY DESCRIBED IN O.R. BOOK 420 PAGE 1726. A DISTANCE OF 951.77 FEET; THENCE BEAR NORTH 43 MINUTES 42 SECONDS 12 SECONDS WEST, A DISTANCE OF 1889.59 FEET TO THE POINT-OF-BEGINNING A/K/A 17977 NW 38TH AVE, OKEECHOBEE, FL 34972 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must le a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated in Okeechobee County, Florida this 11th day of February, 2014. SHARON ROBERTSON Clerk of the Circuit Court Okeechobee County, Florida BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk Albertelli Law, Attorney for Plaintiff P.O. Box 23028, Tampa, FL 33623 (813) 221-4743 11-87284 In Accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Corrie Johnson, ADA Coordinator, 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. 462446 ON 3/5,12,19/2014 Public Notice Public Notice OKEECHOBEE COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD POLICIES 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 policies listed below at their meeting on Tuesday, April 8, 2014, at 6:00 p.m., in Room 303 of the School Board Administrative Of ce at 700 S.W. Second Avenue, Okeechobee. Copies of the proposed amendments are available in the Superintendent’s Of ce, Room 307, 700 S.W. 2nd Avenue, Okeechobee. Amendment of Board Policy 2.20 Board Meeting I. This policy provides procedures for conducting School Board meetings. II. The proposed amendment brings the policy fully into agreement with statutes. III. Legal authority for this policy is F.S. 1001.41, 1001.42. Laws implemented are F.S. 112; 120.525, 120.53, 286.0105, 286.0111, 286.0113, 286.0114, 286.012, 447.605, 877.13, 1001.32, 1001.37, 1001.371, 1001.372, 1001.41, 1001.42, 1001.43, 1006.145. IV. This policy amendment will not affect individuals from an economic standpoint. Amendment of Board Policy 3.45 Background Screening for Contractors I. This policy provides general direction and requirements for completing background screening of contractors who need access to school property. II. The proposed amendment aligns with revisions made to F.S. 1012.467 regarding the issuance of badges. III. Legal authority for this policy is F.S. 1001.41, 1001.42. Laws implemented are F.S. 1001.43, 1003.496, 1012.32, 1012.465, 1012.467, 1012.468. IV. This policy amendment will not affect individuals from an economic standpoint. Amendment of Board Policy 3.70 Flag Display and Pledge I. This policy addresses the reciting of the pledge of allegiance and display of U.S. ag on school grounds. II. The proposed amendment brings the policy fully into agreement with statutes. III. Legal authority for this policy is F.S. 1001.41, 1001.42. Laws implemented are F.S. 256.015, 1000.06, 1000.21, 1001.43, 1002.20, 1003.42, 1003.44. IV.This policy amendment will not affect individuals from an economic standpoint. Amendment of Board Policy 6.113 Responsibilities of School Bus Operators I. This policy provides responsibilities assigned to bus drivers. II. The proposed amendment adds language regarding adherence to Florida laws for reduction of heavy duty idling of vehicles and the Florida Ban on Texting While Driving law. III. Legal authority for this policy is F.S. 1001.41, 1012.22, 1012.23. Laws implemented are F.S. 316.305, 322.57, 1001.42, 1001.43, 1012.45; 49 CFR 382, 49 CFR 391; 6A-3.0141, 6A-3.0171. IV. This policy amendment will not affect individuals from an economic standpoint. Amendment of Board Policy 6.56 Professional Ethics I. This policy addresses general expected professional ethics of School Board employees. II. The proposed amendment adds language regarding the statutory requirement for ethics training for the Superintendent and School Board members. III. Legal authority for this policy is F.S. 1001.41, 1001.42. Laws implemented are F.S. 112.313, 112.2142, 1001.42, 1012.01, 1012.22, 1012.27, 1012.796. IV. This policy amendment will not affect individuals from an economic standpoint. Amendment of Board Policy 8.23 Transporting Students in Private Vehicles I. This policy provides procedures for transporting students in a private vehicle. II. The proposed amendment adds language regarding adherence to Florida laws and the Florida Ban on Texting While Driving law. III. Legal authority for this policy is F.S. 1001.42, 1001.43. Laws implemented are F.S. 316.305, 1000.21, 1006.21, 1006.22, 1006.24. IV. This policy amendment will not affect individuals from an economic standpoint. Amendment of Board Policy 8.30 Automotive Equipment I. This policy addresses the use, care, and inspection of automotive equipment owned by the School Board. II. The proposed amendment adds language regarding adherence to Florida laws for the reduction of heavy duty idling of vehicles and the Florida Ban on Texting While Driving law. III. Legal authority for this policy is F.S. 1001.41, 1001.42. Laws implemented are F.S. 316.305, 1001.43, 1006.21, 1006.22,; 6A-3.017; 62-285.420. IV. This policy amendment will not affect individuals from an economic standpoint. 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By Charles M. MurphyOkeechobee News Kutter Crawford pitched ve strong innings and Elijah Finney nished up with two strong innings of relief as Okeechobee High School rallied to defeat South Fork, 6-2, on Friday night in Martin County. Okeechobee was able to reach Dillon Isom in a ve running fth inning rally to avenge a tough 2-1 loss against the Bulldogs last Friday. South Fork fell to 2-8 while Okeechobee improved to 1-6. Jarrod Morgan led the Brahman attack with three hits. It was the rst coaching win in the career of OHS coach Eric Kindell, who called it a good moment for him but also his team. "The stuff we've been practicing is what we did on the eld tonight. It works and this will hopefully move us in the right direction," he noted. Kindell said his hitters had more of an idea on what to expect against Isom in their second look at him. Crawford moved into the leadoff spot, and promptly got a base hit to start the game. "Hitting is contagious and once one guy gets a hit, everybody does, the guys did a great job and I'm proud of them," he added. Kindell said the formula for Brahman success this year remains good pitching, timely hitting and solid defense. For most of the year, the defense has struggled and the hitting has been sluggish. Kindell said in this game the team put it all together. "We played Okeechobee baseball tonight. Crawford was great on the mound, and the defense backed him up,"pointed out the coach. Kindell said his team will bene t from getting the rst win because having a zero in the win column can begin to be a weight on a young team. He said he hoped the team played well this week at home when they host Port St. Lucie on Tuesday and Fort Pierce Westwood on Friday night. 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SEYMOUR, Attorney at Law 863-467-1894 An Aordable Way to Advertise! email: okeeadsales@newszap.com 19 Okeechobee News March 12, 2014 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 47-2012-CA-000133 PNC BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, Plaintiff, VS. LAURA S. JONES, et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF RESCHEDULED SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN Pursuant to an Order Rescheduling Foreclosure Sale dated December 17th, 2013, and entered in Case No. 47-2012CA-000133 of the Circuit Court of the Nineteenth Judicial Circuit in and for Okeechobee County, Florida in which PNC Bank, National Association, is the Plaintiff and Laura S. Jones, Victor A. Jones, are defendants, the Okeechobee County Clerk of the Circuit Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in the Jury Assembly Room, 2nd Floor, Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 34972, Okeechobee County, Florida at 11:00AM on the 9th day of April, 2014, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment of Foreclosure: PARCEL 1 A NEW PARCEL OF LAND, CREATED FROM A 100 ACRE PARCEL DESCRIBED IN OFFICIAL RECORDS BOOK 124, PAGE 463, AND BEING MORE PARTICULARLY BOUNDED AND DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS:COMMENCING AT THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF SECTION 20, TOWNSHIP 37 SOUTH, RANGE 36 EAST, THENCE BEAR SOUTH 00 DEGREES 04 MINUTES 40 SECONDS EAST ALONG THE EAST LINE OF SAID SECTION 20 FOR A DISTANCE OF 612.63 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE CONTINUE SOUTH 00 DEGREES 04 MINUTES 40 SECONDS EAST ALONG SAID EAST LINE OF SECTION 20 FOR A DISTANCE OF 690.00 FEET TO THE SOUTH LINE OF THE EAST 100 ACRES OF THE NORTH 1302.63 FEET OF THE NORTH ONE-HALF OF SAID SECTION 20, AS DESCRIBED IN OFFICIAL RECORDS BOOK 124, PAGE 463, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA; THENCE BEAR NORTH 89 DEGREES 20 MINUTES 30 SECONDS WEST ALONG SAID SOUTH LINE A DISTANCE OF 594.38 FEET TO A POINT; THENCE BEAR NORTH 00 DEGREES 04 MINUTES 40 SECONDS WEST, PARALLEL WITH THE SAID EAST LINE OF SECTION 20, FOR A DISTANCE OF 690.00 FEET TO A POINT; THENCE BEAR SOUTH 89 DEGREES 20 MINUTES 30 SECONDS EAST, PARALLEL WITH SAID SOUTH LINE OF THE EAST 100 ACRES OF THE NORTH 1302.63 FEET OF THE NORTH ONE-HALF OF SAID SECTION 20, FOR A DISTANCE OF 594.38 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. TOGETHER WITH AND SUBJECT TO A 110 FEET WIDE EASEMENT FOR INGRESS AND EGRESS ALONG AN EXISTING 110 FEET WIDE EASEMENT FOR ELECTRIC TRANSMISSION LINE, (RUNNING ALONG AND PARALLEL TO THE SOUTH LINE OF SAID OFFICIAL RECORDS BOOK 124, PAGE 463), AS RECORDED AND DESCRIBED IN OFFICIAL RECORDS BOOK 250, PAGE 393, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. AND PARCEL II A NEW PARCEL OF LAND, CREATED FROM A 100 ACRE PARCEL DESCRIBED IN OFFICIAL RECORDS BOOK 124, PAGE 463, AND BEING MORE PARTICULARLY BOUNDED AND DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCING AT THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF SECTION 20, TOWNSHIP 37 SOUTH, RANGE 36 EAST, THENCE BEAR SOUTH 00 DEGREES 04 MINUTES 00 SECONDS EAST ALONG THE EAST LINE OF SAID SECTION 20 FOR A DISTANCE OF 1302.63 FEET TO THE SOUTH LINE OF THE EAST 100 ACRES OF THE NORTH 1302.63 FEET OF THE NORTH ONE-HALF OF SAID SECTION 20, AS DESCRIBED IN OFFICIAL RECORDS BOOK 124, PAGE 463, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA; THENCE BEAR NORTH 89 DEGREES 20 MINUTES 30 SECONDS WEST ALONG THE SAID SOUTH LINE A DISTANCE OF 594.38 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE CONTINUE NORTH 89 DEGREES 20 MINUTES 30 SECONDS WEST ALONG SAID SOUTH LINE A DISTANCE OF 316.00 FEET; THENCE BEAR NORTH 00 DEGREES 04 MINUTES 40 SECONDS WEST, PARALLEL WITH THE SAID EAST LINE OF SECTION 20, A DISTANCE OF 690.00 FEET; THENCE BEAR SOUTH 89 DEGREES 20 MINUTES 30 SECONDS EAST, PARALLEL WITH THE SAID SOUTH LINE A DISTANCE OF 316.00 FEET; THENCE BEAR SOUTH 00 DEGREES 04 MINUTES 40 SECONDS EAST PARALLEL WITH THE SAID EAST LINE OF SECTION 20, A DISTANCE OF 690.00 FEET TO THE SAID SOUTH LINE OF OFFICIAL RECORDS BOOK 124, PAGE 463 AND THE POINT OF BEGINNING. TOGETHER WITH AND SUBJECT TO A 110 FEET WIDE EASEMENT FOR INGRESS AND EGRESS ALONG AN EXISTING 110 FEET WIDE EASEMENT FOR ELECTRIC TRANSMISSION LINE, (RUNNING ALONG AND PARALLEL TO THE SOUTH LINE OF SAID OFFICIAL RECORDS BOOK 124, PAGE 463) AS RECORDED AND DESCRIBED IN OFFICIAL RECORDS BOOK 250, PAGE 393, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. A/K/A 181 S.E. 80TH AVENUE, OKEECHOBEE, FL 34974 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must le a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated in Okeechobee County, Florida this 19TH day of DECEMBER, 2013. SHARON ROBERTSON Clerk of the Circuit Court Okeechobee County, Florida BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk In Accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Corrie Johnson, ADA Coordinator, 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. Albertelli Law, Attorney for Plaintiff P.O. Box 23028, Tampa, FL 33623 (813) 221-4743 eService: servealaw@albertellilaw.com 459212 ON 3/12,19/2014 Public Notice Public Notice Reading a newspaper makes you a more informed and interesting person.No wonder newspaper readers are more successful! Pitching leads OHS to 6-2 diamond win Special to the Okeechobee NewsRotary hosts a guest speakerJohn Ed Burdeshaw was recently recognized as the recipient of the Okeechobee Rotary Club’s Carl T. Durrance Service Above Self Award for 2013-2014. Mr. Burdeshaw was joined by Cody Boyd, his grandson, and Donna Gaiser, club president. Bene t softball tourney setThe fth annual men's softball tournament to bene t the Devon Venables Memorial Scholarship will be held Saturday, March 29, at the adult softball elds starting at 8 a.m. All proceeds will go to the scholarship. Donations can also be made directly to the Okeechobee Education Foundation with a notation on your check's memo line of Devon Venables Memorial Scholarship. For information, contact: Kim Hilliard at 863-634-4553; or, Jill Rogers at 863-634-0870.5K Run/Walk plannedColor Craze 5-K Run/Walk for Life will be held Saturday, April 19 at the Okeechobee County Agri-Civic Center, 4601 S.R. 710 N., race time starts at 10 a.m. The registration fee on the day of the event is $50. If you register before March 25 the entry fee is $40. You can register online or in person at the Pregnancy Center, 808 N.E. Park St. Children 12 and under are free. For information, call 863-467-8748.

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MurphyOkeechobee NewsEvery minute detail was there. Lollipops, jelly beans, bubble gum and candy canes decked out in her chosen college colors, old photos of all her big moments in athletics, and the smiling faces of her family, friends, and teammates. Just like her defensive skills with a softball, Stormy Stokes, thanks to her mom, D.J. Brantley, knows how to throw a party. Stokes announced that she would play college softball for Indian River State College next year as her fans and well-wishers looked on at Lunker’s Sports Grill Sunday afternoon. “It was de nitely emotional and exciting w alking in today,” Stokes admitted. “I just remember being in the eighth grade thinking I want to play college ball one day and now that it’s here, it’s exciting. I feel loved by all these people here supporting me.” IRSC assistant baseball coach Mark Ward praised Stokes for her hard work growing up to become a great softball player. She said this is what every kid dreams about, a chance to further their education. “She deserves this opportunity and she has done a great job. Indian River State College softball is #1 and the bar is very high,” he said. “I think she is excited to take her game to the next level.” Also on hand to congratulate Stokes was Indian River State College’s Dixon Hendry Campus provost Russ Brown. Stokes father, Steve Brantley said he and his wife, D.J., are very proud of Stormy and her accomplishments. She said from a very early age a lot of people told them their daughter had a lot of athletic talent. “I just saw that my kid wanted to get out of the house. She grew to love softball and w e got behind her and supported her all the way.” He thanked the large gathering of friends and school of cials on hand for showing support for Stormy. He predicted he and his wife will be watching a lot of college softball next year. “She has grown a lot and is just a good kid in general and in her heart. We’re behind her 100 percent and hope she does well. I’m glad to see all these great people come out and support her,” he added. Stormy said she liked the campus and liked the fact it was close to home. She talked to IRSC coaches last year after her junior year and was really excited when they offered her the scholarship. “It was de nitely a huge relief for me. I was stressing after my junior year. There’s a school that is very good with sports, and it won’t be a drastic change,” she added. Stokes said it felt great to have a large crowd of supporters on hand to show their affection for her on this special day. She painted her nger nails blue to show them she is already devoted to her college team. She still wants to nish off her high school career strongly,. “I want to do it big in districts and make something happen. I feel loved by my friends and family today, it is de nitely a good feeling,” she added. Stokes’ mother, D.J Brantley said she is proud of her daughter for working so hard to achievement her dream to play college softball. She thanked several of her daughter’s coaches like Ward, and current Lady Brahman coaches Mary Huff and Elia Suarez. She said Ward played a tremendous role in Stormy’s success by guiding, directing and molding her into a better athlete and human being. “He has always gone above and beyond in any area where Stormy needed here. Mark is more than a coach, he’s a loyal friend, dedicated father, committed husband and he’s become part of our family,” she added. Stokes inks softball letter to play for IRSC Okeechobee News/ Charles MurphyStormy Stokes (left) gets ready to s ign a letter of intent to play for Indian River State College as IRSC pitching c oach Mark Ward (right) speaks to the c rowd. Okeechobee News/ Charles Murphy(L-R) Steve Brantley, Stormy Stokes and D.J. Brantley posed for photographs at Stormy’s signing party on Sunday.