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13.59 feetLast Year: 13.95 feet Lake LevelsSource: South Florida Water Management District. Depth given in feet above sea level Wednesday, March 26, 2014 50¢ Plus ta x Vol. 105 No. 37 See page 4 for information about how to contact this newspaper.Chamber warns businesses about scam ... Page 2 Riles named new Brahmans hoop coach ... Page 20 Sheriff and county can’t bridge $1.7 million budget gap; county plans executive session meeting for April 4By Eric KoppOkeechobee News Sheriff Paul May tried Tuesday to erect a bridge over troubled waters, of sort, but there still remains a $1.7 million gap in the middle between the his of ce and the county in regard to their budget dispute. Sheriff May went before the Okeechobee County Board of County Commissioners on March 25 and offered to run the sheriff's of ce on his 2012-13 budget of $14.8 million which is the same budget he had in scal year 2005-06. Commissioners, who have told the sheriff he has to operate his of ce on a spending plan of $13.1 million for budget year 2013-14, did not make a counter offer at Tuesday's meeting. Instead, they voted to discuss the sheriff's offer in executive session on Friday, April 4. That meeting will not be open to the public or the sheriff unless, the board decides to invite him. No indication of an invitation to Sheriff May was mentioned Tuesday morning. Commissioners and the sheriff have been at an impasse over the 2013-14 spending plan since late last summer. While both have made concessions, they still have not reached an agreement. But if the two sides cannot settle the impasse, Sheriff May will take his case to Tallahassee and let a hearing panel settle the dispute. In a March 13 letter from Governor Rick Scott's of ce, the sheriff and county are slated to go before the panel on April 15 at 10 a.m. Each side will have 20 minutes to present their case, and an additional 10 minutes for a rebuttal. After the rebuttal, the panel will ask questions. That letter also included some questions both sides will be asked. One question to be posed to the county deals with the fact that the sheriff has reduced his budget by some 22.4 percent since scal year 2009-10, while other constitutional of cers in the county have reduced their budgets by an average of 3 percent over that same period. The panel then asks for the county's rationale for reducing the sheriff's budget. Other questions posed to the county will deal with: the public's safety if the sheriff's budget is reduced; has the county offered any compromises to Sheriff May that reduces th e extent of his appeal; and, if the sheriff give s back, on average, about 8 percent of his un spent budget to the county each year is thi s common among the other constitutional of cers in the county? In the 2012-13 scal year, the sheriff spen t his budget and returned $162,321.09 to th e Sheriff offers budget planFort Drum man killed in auto accident ...Page 3 Couple had been separated about 3 weeks; woman’s hand nearly cut off in attackBy Eric KoppOkeechobee News An Okeechobee man is being held without bond in the county jail after he reportedly attacked his wife of over 20 years with a machete. The female victim was rst taken to Raulerson Hospital then airlifted Sunday, March 23, to Tampa General Hospital where she has undergone several surgical procedures. The lead detective on the case said her right hand was nearly cut off as she tried to defend herself against her attacker, and it's his understanding her left ring nger had to be amputated. She also lost a portion of her right ear and she suffered a cut to the right side of her head. Arrested a short time after the 3 a.m. attack was Jose L. Fonseca-Hernandez, 47, N.E. 11th Lane. He was charged with attempted rst-degree premeditated murder and eeing and eluding a law enforcement of cer. He is being held in the Okeechobee County Jail without bond on the attempted murder charge. His bond on the eeing charge was set at $10,000. According to Detective Ted Van Deman, of the Okeechobee County Sheriff's Of ce (OCSO), Fonseca and his wife have been separated for approximately three weeks. The attack apparently came about after Fonseca sa w his wife Saturday at a local convenience store with another man. "He was upset that she was dating a blac k man," said Detective Van Deman. Fonseca, continued the OCSO investigator, had been stalking his wife and would drive b y her house. At one point he even went into the home he once shared with his wife and two teenage boys and stole her clothing and jewelry, stated the detective's arrest report. He later returned those items, said the detective. Detective Van Deman went on to explain that the couple's 16-year-old son had a 16-yearold friend visiting Sunday. The two teens were in a bedroom when Man attacks wife with machete See MACHETE — Page 5 Jose L. FonsecaHernandez Road work planned ...Page 13 Okeechobee County Sheriff Paul May See SHERIFF — Page 5

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Special to the Okeechobee News/ CESCentral Elementary School hosts eld dayOn March 13, Central Elementary School had a eld day hosting their very own Winter Olympics. Mrs. Snyder, Mrs. Medrano, Mrs. Lopez and Miss Sapp cheered and encouraged their students! Way to go Central! 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 202 NE 2nd St. (Located behind CVS) € 863.763.5000Hours: Mon-urs 11am-9pm € Fri-Sat 11am-10pm € Sun 11am-9pmEARLY BIRD SPECIAL MENU 3:30 TO 5:30 DELIVERY, EAT-IN OR PICKUP Pizza SpecialsLarge Cheese Pizza $599with 1 topping $6491 LARGEwith 2 toppings$7491 X-LARGEwith 2 toppingsFamily Style Salad & Garlic Bread$12991 LARGEwith 2 toppings & 16 wings$19991 X-LARGEwith 2 toppings$899 XL $2 more LUNCH SPECIALALL YOU CAN EAT PIZZA BY THE SLICE11am 3pm • Mon Sat $580includes soft drink € Eat-in Only WILLIAM J. WALLACE, P.A.is pleased to announce that location atBEGINNING MON., MARCH 31ST Hours of operation M-Thurs: 8:30AM 4:30PMF: 8:30AM to 12PM863.467.4671 414 NW 2 nd Street Okeechobee, FL 34972 2 Okeechobee News March 26, 2014 Today: Partly cloudy. High 66F. Winds N at 10 to 20 mph. Tonight: Partly cloud y skies during the evening will give way to cloudy skies overnight. Low 52F. Winds NNE at 10 to 15 mph.Extended ForecastThursday : Mostly cloudy skies. High 74F. Winds E at 10 to 20 mph. Thursday Night : Considerable cloudiness. Low 62F. Winds ESE at 10 to 15 mph. Friday : Showers in the morning, then cloudy in the afternoon. High around 80F. Winds SE at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 40%. Okeechobee Forecast  The Chamber of Commerce will hold its monthly Chamber Power Networking Breakfast on Tuesday, April 8, at 7 a.m. concluding at 9 a.m. at Brown Cow Sweetery. This is an excellent opportunity to get to know your local business people and build lasting relationships in a professional environment. Don’t miss the opportunity. RSVP NOW via the chamber calendar.  On Tuesday, April 8, from 10 to 11 a.m. the Chamber of Commerce of Okeechobee County and Community Development Outreach (CDO) will host a seminar on “Taking care of your nancial future.” Some of the topics that will be covered are Credit Rev iew, Debit Reduction Education. There will be a cost of $7 which includes lunch. You must RSVP to 863-467-6246 or go to www. okeechobeebusiness.com to register.  Saturday, April 19, The Pregnancy Center of Okeechobee will hold the Color Craze 5K Run/Walk for Life It will be held at the A gri-Civic Center located at 4601 S.R. 710. For information, contact the Pregnancy Center of Okeechobee, 808 N.E. Park St. 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, 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 863-467-6246 or info@okeechobeebusiness.com. I look forward to seeing you at our events! SCAM ALERT: I have received several calls and emails from Members about a company called Loyalty Publishing/Skyline Publishing who is calling businesses in the community and trying to get them to advertise in their magazine and using my name. This is a scam. They are telling people that they are working with the Chamber and they are not. Please use caution when talking to representatives from companies like this one; they have already scammed local businesses in Okeechobee. In addition please remember that under no circumstance does any company ever need your bank account information. Please do not give it to them, if they are a legitimate company they may give you the option to pay with a credit card. Remember credit cards can always be cancelled! As of right now the only media companies that the Chamber works with are the Okeechobee News, WOKC, Okeechobee Pennysaver and Okeechobee the Magazine. Executive Director Antoinette Rodriguez, 863-467-6246 antoinette@okeechobeebusiness. com Chamber of Commerce of Okeechobee County News Special to the Okeechobee NewsRelay for life grant awardedEmily Gregory, Relay for Life specialist, and Pam Peppers, activities and entertainment chair of the Okeechobee American Cancer Society Relay for Life, accepted a $1,200 grant from County Commission Chairman Frank Irby in support of the April 25 & 26 Relay for Life event at the Agri-Civic Center. The event will begin Friday, April 25, at 6 p.m. Closing ceremonies will be Saturday morning at 6 a.m. More information about the Relay for Life event can be found at RelayForLife.org.

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By Eric KoppOkeechobee News A Fort Drum man was apparently killed instantly when the pickup truck he was driving struck a tree on U.S. 441 N., just north of County Road 68. According to a Florida Highway Patrol press release Abey Diaz Pino, 44, was killed on impact with the tree Friday, March 21, at 11:33 p.m. FHP Trooper Kevin O’Keefe stated in the release that Mr. Pino was northbound on the two-lane highway when he lost control of 2006 Ford pickup truck he was driving. The vehicle crossed the southbound lane, ran into a ditch then struck the tree. The trooper went on to state the cause of the single-vehicle accident is still under investigation. Damage to the pickup was estimated at $15,000. 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) & REPAIRSROOFINGIts time to shine„ and save! 3 Okeechobee News March 26, 2014 Special to the Okeechobee NewsYatchette Club donatesOkeechobee Yatchette Club has provided Okeechobee Senior Services with food donations once again. Pictured left to right are Carol Spaw, HDM driver, Arnie Whelpley, Ellen Whelpley with Yatchette Club and Kathy Schweir, HDM driver. We appreciate all of your donatios. By Charles M. MurphyOkeechobee News Jobless rates rose to 7.6 percent in Okeechobee and to 8 percent in Glades County during January according to statistics released this week by the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity and the U.S. Department of Labor. The report showed 1,373 residents collected bene ts in Okeechobee while 16,790 residents found employment in January. That compared to 1,309 who collected bene ts in December, 2013, and 16,974 who had jobs. The December rate stood at 7.6 percent in Okeechobee. The report also showed 376 Glades County residents collected bene ts in January compared to 359 in December. The December rate stood at 6.8 percent. The January rates did look a lot better than one year ago. Okeechobee had 1,735 residents collect bene ts, a rate of 9.3 percent in January, 2013. Glades County had 8.4 percent collect bene ts one year ago, a total of 440 residents. Around the region, Hendry County had the highest rate in the state at 9.8 percent. St. Lucie ranked seventh highest at 8.2 percent. Glades stood in ninth place, and Okeechobee in 11th place. Highlands County reported 7.3 percent, Hardee 6.9 percent, Indian River 7.7 percent, Martin 6.6 percent, and Osceola 6.7 percent last year. The state rate stood at 6.3 percent and the national average was 7 percent. Jobless rates increase Fort Drum man killed in crash

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Robbery In the case of the armed robbery, some people have to learn the hard way.  If you commit a crime in a group and s omeone pulls a gun and shoots somebody, guess what, you can get charged with the s ame thing!  Unfortunately when you commit a c rime as a group if one person kills someone or hurts someone they all get charged with t he same exact crime—doesn’t matter if he pulled the trigger or not. Sad case because he’s so young.Texting and driving When will people learn that texting and driving is just stupid. Why are you willing to die or to kill someone else for that text message? What could possibly be that important that it can’t wait until you reach your destination? Of course, with evolution, the people dumb enough to text and drive will kill themselves off. But the problem is, sometimes they take other innocent people with them.The Boss There is a ‘sel e’ photo on Facebook that Bruce Springsteen posted of himself on a visit to J & S Fish Camp on March 18. He stopped there while on a motorcycle ride. There are more photos of J & S Fish Camp on Springsteen’s own web site. How cool is that?Bull rider The bull rider who was injured at the rodeo was able to return home to Louisiana on March 19. Prayers were answered! Family Fun Day plannedMy name is Karen Beck Albert. About a month ago, my brother, David (Fish) Beck survived a major heart attack. David works for the Seminole Tribe, he is a project coordinator. He happened to be on the job at Liz John’s house when he collapsed. Liz called the Seminole Paramedics and in the meantime, she did CPR to keep his oxygen owing to his brain. When the paramedics arrived, David’s heart had stopped beating. It took three shocks to bring him back to life. They rushed David to Raulerson Hospital and within an hour the hospital airlifted him to Lawnwood Hospital in Ft. Pierce. After numerous testing, they found out that David had no blockage. His heart stopped because of the wiring in his heart. Within the week, David received a pacemaker and a de brillator. In the past, I have held bene ts for our local people to help them out in their time of need, so I decided to do something for my brother. David is not the type to ask for help of any kind, so instead of having a “bene t,” I decided to make this a Family Fun Day to raise money for him. Throughout all of this planning, I knew that I had to have something for everyone to do so that I could capture people from out of town to come to our event. I wasn’t quite sure how just selling BBQ plates would bring people out, so I decided to go a little further in the planning and organizing of this event. This has turned into a massive event. As of now, I have antique cars, possibly Sue Pierce from Animal Adventures Live, bringing her animals, working on a turkey shoot, entertainment from The Jake Hair Band, arts and crafts booths, pet booths, three different types of food booths including a Seminole Indian food booth. Raf es, auctions, 50/50, corn hole tournaments, volleyball, egg tossing and pie contest. It just keeps getting larger. I am also having an entire area for the children. Obstacle course, baseball toss, quarterback toss, dunking booth, pie throw, egg throw, bouncy with a slide and I’m sure that I will be adding more. To make this event known, I have created a Facebook page also to keep everyone informed on this event. Family FUN DAY for David Fish Beck. It will be held on April 5, at the Lakeport Community Center. For many years, I have wanted to create a non-pro t here in Okeechobee. I have seen so many of my friends suffer from cancer and heart problems. My mother passed away at the age of 56 from a massive hear t attack and now my brother has heart problems. I have a very personal stake in this. I f this event is a success, this could only b e the beginning of something that our community needs. This non-pro t will only help out Okeechobee and Glades County. It will be designed to nancially help, have suppor t available for the patients and their families and it will also provide them with all of th e information that is needed after being diagnosed. Where to go, who can help, etc. Because this event has turned into something more than just a “bene t,” I am asking our local businesses and individuals fo r help to make this event possible, to mak e it to where this non-pro t, that I have been wanting to do, has a future. I am asking fo r donations of $100 for business or $25 for individuals. 100 percent of donations will go directly into the event itself. You will have your name or your business’ name on the back of a shirt that w e will be selling at the bene t and a banner. I f anyone can provide any sort of service, tha t is needed to make this work, instead of cash donations, that would also be a wonderful help and it would be as if you donated cash. This has turned into more of a community fun day than a bene t to help my brother. I hope that I can get enough support through all of this so that we can start helping ou r own community in their time of need. Small towns have to work and stay together. Thank you so much for taking time out to read this. I hope that I can get this community behind something that we need. Thank you, Karen Beck Albert 863-634-2120Help appreciatedI want to thank all my KOA friends, especially Lamar and Wendy, for their prayers, thoughts and cards. It is indeed a blessing to be a part of this KOA family. A special thanks goes out to the First United Methodist Praye r and Care Team, Pastor Chang, the Oakvie w Baptist Prayer Team and bible study group and Raulerson Hospital Auxiliary. I really appreciate everything everyone did. Thank you, Fredinand “Fred” Hofmann March 26, 2014 4 Okeechobee News OPINION Public Forum/Speak Out Letters to the editor Editor: Katrina Elsken Circulation Manager: Dee Gaudin Publisher: Tom ByrdSpeak 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! Graduation party plannedThe 2014 OHS Brahman Senior Class is s et to graduate on Saturday, June 7. As in the last 25 graduations, our community will unite t o offer our best wishes to our graduates by hosting the annual, all-night GRAD NITE Celebration. The celebration is open to all graduating s eniors and their guest. This highly anticipated event will continue to be lled with food, fun, games, prizes and as always, nonalcoholic. Plans are underway to make this year’s event the best ever with new games, events, and chances to win! We are keeping the best of the past while raising the standard for this and future events. Your help is needed! A celebration such as GRAD NITE does not happen year after year without the support of the community, including people and b usinesses like you. Whether it is volunteering your time, donating prizes and food, or w riting a check, it is all necessary and apprec iated. Generations of seniors and their parents have enjoyed a safe, fun graduation night event thanks to the support our community has shown in the past. Please consider joining the organizations listed below in making this year’s GRAD NITE c elebration an event to remember! Thank you in advance. The Grad Nite Committee HOW CAN YOU HELP? To DONATE FUNDS, please make your tax deductible check payable to the Okeechobee Educational Foundation (FEIN 65#0219235) and contact Kristy Crawford (CenterState Bank) at 863-763-5573 or email her at krcrawford@centerstatebank.com to arrange pickup. Checks can also be mailed to the Okeechobee Education Foundation at 700 S.W. Second Ave., Okeechobee, FL 34974. To DONATE PRIZES and other items to give away, please contact Kristy Crawford (CenterState Bank) at 863-763-5573 or email her at krcrawford@centerstatebank.com to arrange for pickup. To VOLUNTEER YOUR TIME, please contact Tabitha Trent at 863-763-5573 or email at ttrent@centerstatebank.com. Volunteers are needed for everything from setup to cleanup, hosting games, serving food, and security. NEW THIS YEAR: Businesses and organizations may host a card table and your employees can volunteer as the dealers for the card games played throughout the evening. This is a great way for businesses to meet some potential new customers. To DONATE FOOD, please contact Dowling Watford at 863-610-2333, 863-763-6246 or email him at dowlingwatford@okeechobeeford.com. Letters to the editor

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On March 19 the Florida Department of Environmental Protection convened local stakeholders — government representatives, scientists, environmentalists, agricultural operators and others — to continue development of the Lake Okeechobee restoration plan. This meeting was another in a series of monthly gatherings to establish the speci c pollutant load reductions and action strategies essential to improving lake water quality. The March meeting focused on the watershed model being used to identify total nitrogen loads reaching Lake Okeechobee and to establish nitrogen reduction targets. There were presentations on estimated nitrogen load reductions from existing and proposed projects, including agricultural best management practices. Following up from the February meeting, the projected phosphorus reductions from proposed projects were re ned and the stakeholders w orked on coordinating water quality monitoring efforts. “The Lake Okeechobee restoration plan is one of the most complicated we have undertaken,” said Tom Frick, Director of the Division of Environmental Assessment and Restoration. “It is imperative we bring stakeholders together regularly to learn about the issues, develop restoration project options, and link this effort with other ongoing Lake Okeechobee protection programs.” At 730 square miles, Lake Okeechobee is the largest lake in the southeastern United States and drains more than 3.5 million acres (5,500 square miles) spanning 10 Florida counties. It is in the heart of the greater Everglades ecosystem that stretches from the Kissimmee River to Florida Bay. With an average depth of only 9 feet, it is vulnerable both to pollution from surrounding land uses and ooding. Lake Okeechobee is itself a remarkable resource, but it is also a source of water for the Caloosahatchee and St. Lucie rivers and estuaries. Water releases from the lake to control ooding can deliver too much fresh water and pollutants downstream. Therefore, completion and implementation of the Lake Okeechobee Watershed BMAP will also help restore the Caloosahatchee and St. Lucie watersheds, where restoration programs — adopted by the Department in November 2012 and June 2013, respectively — are already underway. Collectively, the actions of the department, the South Florida Water Management District, the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, and the hundreds of stakeholders invested in these watersheds will ful ll the objectives of the Northern Everglades and Estuaries Protection Program set by the Florida Legislature in 2007. For more about Lake Okeechobee, visit www.dep.state.fl.us/water/watersheds / bmap.htm and www.sfwmd.gov/okeechobee. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 5 Okeechobee News March 26, 2014 they “... heard a great ruckus in the master bedroom on the other side of the wall,” stated the detective’s arrest report. The teens tried to open the bedroom door as the woman was “screaming at the top of her lungs,” stated the report. Detective Van Deman went on to state the teens could hear Fonseca yelling in Spanish. They nally got the door open and they saw Fonseca attacking his wife, stated the report, so the couple’s son grabbed his father and pulled him away from his mother. The teen and his father then began to ght, and Fonseca nally ed the home, stated Detective Van Deman. The investigator said the boy put his father in a choke hold, dragged him out of the bedroom and hit him about eight times before Fonseca ed. As OCSO Deputy Corporal Michael Hazellief was responding to the couple’s home on N.E. 33rd Ave., fellow deputy Matthe w Crawford saw Fonseca driving a black Cadillac and advised Cpl. Hazellief by radio that he had just seen Fonseca. Cpl. Hazellief turned around and tried to stop Fonseca but he allegedly would not pull over. However, he reportedly never exceeded 30 mph. When the man nally stopped, he opened his car door abruptly and jumped out of his car. Cpl. Hazellief stated in his report that Fonseca waived his right hand and clinched his hand to look like a rearm. He then reached behind his back as if he was pulling something out of his waistband, continued the report. “He (Fonseca) engaged in behavior that could be interpreted as attempting suicide by cop,” stated Detective Van Deman. Fonseca nally gave in and was taken into custody by Cpl. Hazellief. MACHETEContinued From Page 1 county. Questions the panel will ask of the sheriff include: what is his rationale for requesting an increase in his budget over the previous y ear; has he offered any budget compromises to the county; how much does the sheriff plan to give back to the county this year; has the sheriff’s staff been reduced because of the 2013-14 budget; and, has the Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Of ce hired outside counsel to help with the appeal? The sheriff’s of ce has hired outside counsel and is paying $5,000 a month for their services. As far as reducing his staff, the sheriff has laid off 28 employees. It’s because of those layoffs that he can now operate his of ce on a budget of $14.8 million instead of the $15.3 he initially sought at the beginning of the current scal year. At this point, Sheriff May is operating his of ce on the county’s proposed budget of $13.1 million. And, he says, if that continues it will become increasingly dif cult to not only pay his vendors but his staff. “Right now, we’re about exactly even,” he said after Tuesday’s meeting. “But, if gas goes up we’re going to nish up the year in the hole. We are paying our bills — right now.” Still, he continued, he needs to add people to the jail as well as his road patrol and the narcotics task force. He told commissioners while violent crimes against people have decreased a bit, crimes against property (burglary, robbery, etc.) have gone up as have crimes committed locally by people w ho don’t live here. He alluded to a recent home invasion robbery case in which a man was shot. “That,” he told the board, “had a Belle Glade connection.” When the sheriff had nished speaking, Commissioner Joey Hoover looked at county administrator Robbie Chartier and asked the all-important question: “How would you pay for that ($14.8 million budget)?” “How would you pay for that?” replied the administrator. “That’s a good question. How would you pay for it this year? How would you pay for it next year?” After a brief discussion, commissioners decided to schedule the executive session to talk about just that. Later, the sheriff said if he and the commissioners cannot reach a budget accord some very tough decisions will have to be made. Those decisions could include more layoffs, as well as giving the county jail keys to the county and letting them run it, which could remove $5.46 million from his budget. He could also let the county provide security at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center which would save him about $234,854. And, he could do away with the School Resource Of cer (SRO) program for which he has budgeted $376,525. The Okeechobee County School District pays $173,729 of that which amounts to 50 percent of the total cost for a 10-month period. The sheriff’s ofce pays $202,796. The sheriff’s contract with the school district will end June 30, 2014. “If I’m forced to work on a budget of $13.1 million, there will be some major changes in the sheriff’s of ce,” he warned. At this point there is no bridge over the proverbial budget abyss separating the county and the sheriff’s of ce. If the two entities can’t bridge that cavern, it will then be up to the governor’s hearing panel. That panel will consist of one member from the executive of ce of the governor, a member from the Of ce of Policy and Budget and one member each from the of ces of the chief nancial of cer, the attorney general and the commissioner of agriculture. SHERIFFContinued From Page 1 DEP hosts lake restoration plan meeting Special to the Okeechobee NewsHukriede is Rotary guestDonna Gaiser, Okeechobee Rotary Club president, presents Charlie Hukriede, Golden Corral owner/operator a plaque on behalf of the club, thanking the business for hosting the weekly meetings on Tuesdays at noon and for being a friend to Rotary.

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Obituaries should be submitted to t he Okeechobee News by e-mailing o bits@newszap.com. Customers may also r equest photos and links to online guest b ooks. A link to the obituaries is available at w ww.newszap.com.David Garcia Baladez, 56OKEECHOBEE — David Garcia Baladez of Okeechobee died. He was born January 4, 1958 in Ft. Lauderdale to David and Rebecca Garcia Baladez. A resident of Okeechobee since 1985, he enjoyed watching football and cooking. He owned and operated David’s Welding Service and was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Mr. Baladez is survived by his wife, of 11 years, Joyce Baladez; two sons, Brandon and Trent Bailey all of Okeechobee; three daughters, Lisa Lowe of Virginia, Valerie Kirtley (Kris) of Stuart and Cassey Laughlin (Rick) of Ft. Pierce; 10 grandchildren; brother, Don Baladez (Debbie) of Boca Raton; two sisters, Rayes McCann (Mark) of Okeechobee and Becky Flutie (Bud) of Texas; father, David V. Baladez of Okeechobee. Visitation was held Monday, March 17, 2014 at Buxton & Bass Okeechobee Funeral Home. Burial followed at Evergreen Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to Hospice of Okeechobee, PO Box 1548, Okeechobee, FL 34973. Those wishing to leave a message of condolence may sign the register book at www. OkeechobeeFuneralHome.com All arrangements are entrusted to the direction and care of the Buxton, Bass and Conway families of the Buxton & Bass Okeechobee Funeral Home, 400 North Parrott Avenue, Okeechobee, Florida, 34972. June Mary Harthan, 80OKEECHOBEE — June Mary Harthan died March 21, 2014. She was born July 5, 1933 in Savannah, New York to Alfred and Sylvia DeSanto. She was a food service manager. Mrs. Harthan is survived by her husband of 59 years, Robert Harthan; three sons, Robert Harthan, Jr., Randall Harthan (Carol) all of Massachusetts and David Harthan of Okeechobee; daughter, Nancy Harthan of Okeechobee; nine grandchildren; nine great grandchildren; sister, Patricia Spencer of New York; several step grandchildren, step great grandchildren and nieces and nephews. Celebration of life will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, March 29, 2014 at River Acres boat ramp, N W 80th Lane, Okeechobee, Fla. 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. Kenneth Atchley, 85OKEECHOBEE — Kenneth Atchley died March 22, 2014. He was born Dec. 4, 1928 in Bonifay, Fla. to Worley and Bessie Brooks Atchley. A resident of Okeechobee for 60 years, he was of the Protestant faith. Mr. Atchley was preceded in death by his stepsons, Kenneth Challancin, Jr. and John Challancin. He is survived by his wife of 32 years, Wilma Atchley of Okeechobee; stepsons, Jim Challancin of Okeechobee, Dennis Challancin of Stuart and Aaron Challancin of Ft. Lauderdale; eight grandchildren; ve great-grandchildren; and his Maltese dog companion, Kobe. Memorial services will be held 11 a.m. Friday, March 28, 2014 at Buxton & Bass Okeechobee Funeral Home with John Rhoden of ciating. 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 26, 2014 E agles plan chicken dinnerCypress Hut Eagles 4509 will host a baked c hicken dinner Wednesday, March 26 and t acos on Thursday, March 27. The commun ity is invited. For information, contact the C ypress Hut Eagles at 863-467-1154. E agles host spaghetti dinnerFraternal Order Of Eagles/Aerie #4137, 9 985 U.S. 441 N., will host bingo on Wednesd ay, March 26 at 6 p.m.. We will have our s paghetti dinner served with a salad and garl ic bread for a $6 donation. Entertainment w ill be provided by Bryan Buchannan from 7 until 11 p.m. All proceeds go to support c harities of The Fraternal of Eagles. Come e njoy great food, entertainment and great p eople. The public is welcome. We will also h ost a yard sale and bake sale on April 13. W e are currently accepting donations. For i nformation, call 863-763-2552. L ibrary holding fundraiserFriends of the Okeechobee Library will h old their semi-annual book sale fundraiser o n Wednesday, March 26 from 10 a.m. unt il 5:30 p.m.; Thursday, March 27, from 10 a .m. until 6:30 p.m.; Friday, March 28, from 10 a.m. until 5:30 p.m.; and Saturday, March 2 9, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Books, videos, a nd DVDs are $1 a pound. Saturday a bag of b ooks is $2, and a box is $5. Money raised w ill be used to help the library. For informat ion, call 863-763-3536. H OA will meet March 27The Buckhead Homeowners’ Associat ion, which prides itself on not only allowing, b ut encouraging, all viewpoints, will meet T hursday, March 27 for pot luck and neighb orhood sharing. It is open to all residents, p ermanent or part time, renters or owners. T his is your opportunity to get to know your n eighbors better. The group meets in the c ommunity center located behind the reh ouse on S.R. 78, for a covered dish dinner a t 6:30 p.m. with a meeting at 7:30 p.m. For i nformation call, 863-824-0724. A uthor plans book signingAuthor Lesley Diehl will present a prog ram and book signing for her new mystery “ A Second Hand Murder” at the Okeechob ee County Library on Thursday, March 27 a t 5:30 p.m. There will be drawings for gift b askets, which will include several of her b ooks. For information, call the Library at 7 63-3536. R epublican women will meetOn March 27 the Okeechobee Federated R epublican Women’s Club will host a State o f the County address by Commissioner Brya nt Culpepper at 6:30 p.m. in the Bull Pen at C owboy’s. This event is free to the public. F or information, call club president, Josie W eeks-Elliott at 863-634-8474.Masons to host sh fryThe Okeechobee Masonic Lodge #237, 107 N.W. Fifth Ave., will host a sh fry Friday, March 28 from noon until 6:30 p.m. Eat in or take out for a donation of $8. There will be cat sh and wild caught Alaskan white sh. The event is sponsored in part by Tin Fish Restaurant of Okeechobee. For information or tickets, call: Hugh at 863-467-1491; o,r George at 863-467-0038.Okee-Tantie meeting plannedOkeechobee County will hold a public meeting to discuss capital improvements for the Okee-Tantie Park on Friday, March 28 at 6 p.m. at the Okeechobee Civic Center, 1750 U.S. 98 N. The purpose of this meeting will be to discuss a $200,000 application for an RTP grant to help nance improvements at the park.Church planning sh dinner Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 701 S.W. Sixth St., will hold a sh dinner (baked or fried) on: Friday, March 28 ; April 4; and April 11. The cost is $8 for adults and $4 for children. Dinners will be served from 4 until 7 p.m. Dinner will include sh, potatoes, cole slaw, beverage and dessert.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. Early registration is $200, if paid before March 22. Registration at the eld will be $250. For information, contact: Kim Hilliard at 863-6344553; or, Jill Rogers at 863-634-0870.Legion offers Sunday bingoAmerican Legion 64 will host Sunday night bingo on March 30 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. .Learn how to deal with stressAre you concerned that stress is impacting your health? Join Julia Murchison L.M.T. on Monday, March 31 at the Bad Apple Salon, 310 S.W. Second St., from 5:15 until 6:30 p.m. for a discussion on wellness through mind and body connection. This is a 60minute talk to help you nd the signals your body is sending, learn simple stress busting techniques and participate in a guided meditation. Contact Julia at 863-634-6482 to reserve your spot. C ommunity Events Brought to you by:863.763.6461Lic#CAC1817236 ConKerr Cancer sit & sewConKerr Cancer’s next sit & sew will be Tuesday, April 1 from 10:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. at the Okeechobee Presbyterian Church on Parrott Avenue. Bring your sewing machine (or serger) and child-friendly fabric. This month we will sew pillowcases for the upcoming Easter holiday. For information, call Joan at 863-467-0290.100-target Fun Shoot slatedOkeechobee Christian Academy will host a 100-target Fun Shoot at OK Corral Gun Club on Saturday, April 5 Shooters can take the course from 8 until 10 a.m. Lunch will be sponsored by Tin Fish. Various levels of sponsorship are available. For information, call Sarah at 863-634-2276; or, e-mail 3krboys@gmail.com.

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The following individuals were arrested on felony or driving under the in uence (DUI) charges by the Okeechobee County Sheriff's Of ce (OCSO), the Okeechobee City Police Department (OCPD), the Florida Highway Patrol (FHP), the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) or the Department of Corrections (DOC).  Celina Renea Norman, 20, N.W. 59th Terrace, Okeechobee, was arrested March 20 by Of cer Chad Troutman on a misdemeanor charge of driving under the in uence. Her bond was set at $500.  April Lee Murray, 31, N.E. Third Lane, Okeechobee, was arrested March 21 by Deputy Timothy Porter on an Okeechobee County w arrant charging her with the felonies of failure to appear eeing and eluding a law enforcement of cer and failure to appear for a felony offense, and the misdemeanors of failure to appear driving under the in uence, driving while license suspended and failure to appear for a misdemeanor offense. She is being held without bond.  Britiny Chakyra Wright, 26, N.E. 14th A ve., Okeechobee, was arrested March 21 by Deputy Leland Schoonmaker on felony charges of possession of a controlled substance (cocaine), and the misdemeanor charges of possession of marijuana under 20 grams, possession of drug paraphernalia and driving w hile license suspended with knowledge. Her bond was set at $13,000.  Sheena M. Egan, 28, N.E. Third Lane, Okeechobee, was arrested March 21 by Deputy Timothy Porter on a DOC warrant charging her with the felony of violation of probation grand theft. She is being held without bond.  Darrell David Nettles, 44, N.W. 30th St., Okeechobee, was arrested March 22 by Deputy Matt Crawford on an Okeechobee County w arrant charging him with the felonies of failure to appear resisting a law enforcement of cer with violence, driving while license suspended -habitual offender and failure to appear for a felony offense. He is being held w ithout bond. He was later arrested on another warrant charging him with the felony of driving while license suspended-habitual offender. The bond on that charge was set at $25,000.  Brandon William Tansley, 26, S.E. 23rd Court, Okeechobee, was arrested March 22 by Deputy Corporal Michael Hazellief on felony charges of burglary of an unoccupied dwelling and grand theft. His bond was set at $12,500.  Renee Lopez, 28, Okeechobee, was arrested Oct. 23 by Deputy Bart Potter on a felony charge of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. His bond was set at $50,000.  Franklin Heath Everhart, 38, S.W. Fourth St., Okeechobee, was arrested March 23 by Of cer Charles Green on a felony charge of aggravated battery on a pregnant woman. His bond was set at $2,500.  Steve Henry Futch, 29, N.W. 37th Ave., Okeechobee, was arrested March 23 by Deputy Matthew Grumbling on misdemeanor charges of driving under the in uence, refusal to submit to a DUI test and possession of marijuana under 20 grams. His bond was set at $1,500.  Christina Marie McCorts, 34, N.W. Eighth St., Okeechobee, was arrested March 24 by Deputy Corporal Aric Majere on an Okeechobee County warrant charging her with the felony of petit theft. Her bond was set at $2,500.  Joseph Jenkins, 52, N.W. 284th St., Okeechobee, was arrested March 24 by Deputy Cari Arnold on an Okeechobee County warrant charging him with felony battery. His bond was set at $2,500. This column lists arrests and not convictions, unless otherwise stated. Anyone listed here who is later found innocent or has had the charges against them dropped is welcome to inform this newspaper. The information will be con rmed and printed. 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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Board Certified Optometrists Silviano Matamoros, M.D. Board Certified Eye Physician & Surgeon UROLOGY DAVID A. SIGALOW, M.D.Board Certi“ ed In UrologySpecializing in: € Adult & Pediatric Urology € Bladder & Kidney Infections € Impotence/Implants € No Scalpel Vasectomy 215 N.E. 19th Dr. • Okeechobee 863-763-0217 Available Now!The 2013 – 2014 Medical Information Guidespecialsections.newszap.com 7 Okeechobee News March 26, 2014 Okeechobee Arrest Report By Eric KoppOkeechobee News A DUI/driver’s license checkpoint will be held Saturday, March 29, on State Road 700 in Okeechobee County. The purpose of the checkpoint is to meet with drivers passing through the checkpoint and check for alcohol or drug impairment. Law enforcement personnel will also be checking to make sure all drivers have the proper licensing. DUI checkpoints are a proven tool for law enforcement to help reduce the number of persons killed and/or injured in alcoholinvolved automobile accidents. Research shows that crashes involving alcohol drop by an average of 20 percent when well-publicized checkpoints are held enough. Motor vehicle operators who are found to be operating their vehicle while impaired can expect jail time, their license to be suspended, an increase in insurance costs, nes, fees and DUI classes. These and other expenses can exceed $10,000. Drivers are reminded that, if they are going to be drinking, they should: have a designated driver; call a cab; call a friend or famil y member; or, stay home. The Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Of ce will be conducting the checkpoint, with the assistance of the Okeechobee City Police Department and the Florida Highway Patrol. Law enforcement will strive to keep the amount of time drivers are delayed to a minimum. DUI checkpoint set for March 29 Helping out around the houseWaste Management Okeechobee Land ll Leachate Technician James Beville brings in the cans with son Mathew's help on his new four wheeler. Special to the Okeechobee News Lady Democrats to meetThe Democratic Women’s Club of Okeechobee will have its rst meeting on Saturday, April 5 at 11:30 a.m. at Beef O’Brady’s private dining room, 608 S. Parrot Ave., in Okeechobee. The speaker will be Elli Million, who will speak on immigration reform. All like-minded women are welcome to attend. RSVP appreciated but not necessary. To RSVP call 863-214-4680.Courage Kickoff plannedThe Chobee Courage Kickoff will be held Saturday, April 5 at the Okeechobee Freshman Campus starting at 10 a.m. Lots of food, give-a-ways, motivational speakers, music, fun, fun, fun! The rst 100 boys will have a chance to win a $100 gift card. The Chobee Courage Project is a mentoring program for boys ages 12-18. Girls are welcome. For information, call Melvin or Shirlean at Martha’s House at 863-7632893.

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 9 Okeechobee News March 26, 2014 Special to the Okeechobee News/ NESNorth Elementary Students of the WeekNorth Elementary School would like to congratulate the students of the week for the week of March 10: Bailey Lewis, Antonio Navarette, So a Diaz-Rebollar, Leo Chavez, Miguel Aguilar, Keaton White, Giselle Rivera, Taylor Padgett, Cody Albritton, Jackson Holcomb, Johana Lopez, Taylor McQuade, Jaidyn McPeak, Yanely Garduno, Treyvin Harden, Kaylee Kemp, Karen Garcia, Hailey Lawerence, Adrian Reyes, Bryce Ward, Aidyn Starr, Victoria Salazar, Kimberly Powell, Zarina Judilla, Cecilia Carran, Jayden Kinchen, Summer Jolly, Fernando Hernandez, Chloe Carter, Jake Stuart, Priscila Moralez-Ruiz, Kayla Morgan, Kay Gonzalez-Celasquez, Alison Santos and Quannasia Futch. Special to the Okeechobee NewsOMS Students of the WeekOsceola Middle School students remind you to set your clocks ahead one hour March 9! This public service announcement is courtesy of your OMS Students of the Week for March 7. Congratulations to (in no particular order): Darrien Bronson, Jeremiah Horton, Peyton Jarriel, Kolby Yingling, Judele Root, Ivy Campbell, Dania Juarez, David Arenas and Brenda Aguilar!

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 RELIABILITY.ITS NOT JUST GETTING THE JOB DONE. ITS GETTING THE JOB DONE RIGHT. For the dependable service and solutions you need „ call Emory Walker Company. SPECIAL FINANCING AVAILABLESEE DEALER FOR DETAILS. RECEIVE UP TO A$1,700REBATE* with the purchase of a qualifying Lennox home comfort system. OR CAC014022 OFFER EXPIRES 6/13/2014. *System rebate offers range from $300 to $1,700. See your local Lennox dealer for details. 2014 Lennox Industries Inc. Lennox dealers include independently owned and operated businesses. One offer available per qualifying purchase.(863) 763-6742208 SW 5th Avenue, Okeechobee, FL 34974 Okeechobees Longest-Established Lennox Dealer Since 1975 13 Okeechobee News March 26, 2014 Special to the Okeechobee/ CESCentral Elementary hosts special guestCentral Elementary had a very special guest on Friday, March 7. The Cat in the Hat visited Miss Garcia’s kindergarten class along with Mr. Randy Paulson. The students really enjoyed his visit. The Florida Department of Transportation advises motorists to use caution in areas where road work is underway. Road work is planned this week in the following areas. U.S. 98 at Elliott Road: Maintenance contract: Crews will be lining a cross drainage pipe beneath U.S. 98. Motorists should use caution and watch for intermittent daytime lane closures through Friday, March 21. SR 710 from SR 70 to the Martin County line: Maintenance project: Crews will be working on the shoulder and repairing nonpaved driveways on both sides of the road. Watch for workers close to the road. SR 78 from Okeechobee County line to Lemkin Creek Bridge: Construction project: Expect daytime lane closures with aggers directing traf c Monday through Friday as crews continue working on the shoulders, and begin removing and replacing the asphalt on the southbound lane and turn lanes throughout the project. Project improvements include removing and replacing the existing asphalt, adding shoulders, replacing guardrail, and signing and pavement markings. Expected completion is spring of 2014. SR 70 east of Okeechobee/Northeast 34th Avenue to Williams Road/Northeast 48th Avenue: Maintenance permit project: Crews are relocating utilities along the south side of the road. No lane closures are scheduled, but use caution and watch for workers close to the road. SR 70 East from the Okeechobee City Limits to Northeast 30th Avenue: Maintenance project: Crews are repairing the sidewalk on both sides of the roadway. No lane closures are scheduled, however, use caution and watch for workers close to the road. Road Watch

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Box 1548 Okeeechobee, FL 34973 Employment Part Time Retired Professional Looking for a part time appointment generator, preferably mechanical exp., customer friendly, to work at sales booth in a big box store. Please call 863-385-2665 or send resume to info@advancedairsebring .com Business Opportunities NOTICEIndependent Newspapers will never accept any advertisement that is illegal or considered fraudulent. In all cases of questionable value, such as promises of guaranteed income from work-athome programs if it sounds too good to be true, chances are that it is. If you have questions or doubts about any ad on these pages, we advise that before responding or sending money ahead of time, you check with the Better Business Bureau at 772-878-2010 for previous complaints. Some 800 and 900 telephone numbers may require an extra charge, as well as long distance toll costs. We will do our best to alert our reader of these charges in the ads, but occasionally we may not be aware of the charges. Therefore, if you call a number out of your area, use caution. Reading a newspaper helps you understand the world around you. No wonder newspaper readers are more successful people! Earn some extra cash. Sell your used items in the classifieds Guns/Supplies Guns/Supplies SUNCOAST GUN SHOWMarch 29th & 30thSaturday 9 am -5 pm & Sunday 10 am 4 pm HAVERT L. FENN CENTER2000 Virginia Ave., Ft. Pierce, FLBUY • SELL • TRADECONCEALED WEAPON CLASS $49Daily 10 a.m. & 2 p.m.suncoastgunshows.com Call 772-462-1521 for info. Heating Equipment/ SuppliesStationary Bike to sell or trade for Tredmill. Call 863-357-2377 Office Supplies/ EquipmentSHARP MODEL ARM207 HEAVY DUTY OFFICE COPIER HAS ALL THE FEATURES, WORKS GOOD, COST $3,700.00 NEW. ASKING $450.00 CALL 863-824-0681 Pets/SuppliesBullmastif puppies brindles and creams nice heavy built puppies. Yorkie puppies out of tiny parents. Call 863-261-3246 RAZOR EDGE BLUE PIT PUPPIES, REGISTERED, 11 WEEKS OLD $400.00 CALL 863-634-4407 Grab a bargain from your neighbors garage, attic, basement or closet in todays classifieds. 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 Condos/Townhouses RentTAYLOR CREEK Condos 1 & 2 BR, 1BA, furnished. No pets. Pool. Yearly. Call 502-468-5976. Houses RentADORABLE: In Town, 2BR, 1BA, W/D Hoo k 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 OKEECHOBEE Beautiful ranch setting, 2/1 -$510.00 and 3/2 $620.00. Newly updated 12 miles NE of town center. Lawn, pest, trash and water included. Move-in Special Call for details M-F NO PETS 863.467.9800. Secluded and very private CBS 2/2 on 5 acres in Ft Drum, horse ready/agriculture...reduced to $975/mo. (772)216-1669 Office Space Rent “Next to Court House” Commercial Space 500 SF and up First month rent free 863-467-0651 Waterfront RentalsWATERFRONT IN BUCKHEAD RIDGE, NICE 3/2, LARGE ROOMS, CENTRAL AIR, 1 CAR GARAGE. $900.00 PLUS SECURITY 1147 4TH ST. 561-968-4018 Mobile Home RentBUCKHEAD RIDGE 3bd./2ba Dble Wide. $600 mo. plus sec. No pets. Call 863-763-4031 14 Okeechobee News March 26, 2014

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Mobile Home RentFOR RENT MOBILE HOME 2BD/2BA, FL. ROOM, ON 1 ACRE AND 1/4 FENCED, BY MOSQUITO CREEK, $700.00 MOVE IN THEN $600.00 MONTHLY CALL 863-447-6637 M.H. & CABINS FOR RENT 2BD/1&2 BATH, STORAGE SHED & BOAT STORAGE,MUST HAVE GOOD REF. FURNISHED $550.00 -650.00, UNFURNISHED $400.00-550.00 CALL 502-803-1876 OR 502-682-2403 OKEECHOBEE&LAKEPORT NICE CLEAN Newly Renovated 1bd & 1ba home in nice quiet small adult park, small dog okay, Security required. 239-246-6301 Mobile HomeSaleMOVE IN TODAY 55+ GOLF COMMUNITY, FULLY FURNISHED, INDIANTOWN. PRICE $22,500 WILL RENT OR RENT-TO-OWN OPTION 814-671-3591 OR GMJR222@GMAIL.COM OKEE 1br., New bathroom, ooring, screen rm., covered patio and Air cond. $11,900. Call 863-484-0501. Palm Harbor Homes 2014 models are here! $8,500 Pre Construction Savings John Lyons @ 800-622-2832 ext 210 for details PARK MODEL WITH LARGE FL. ROOM EXCELLENT CONDITION, MOST FURNITURE STAYS, CARPORT AND SCREENED PORCH IN VANTAGE OAKS ON SE 25th DRIVE MUST SEE $20,000.00 O.B.O CALL 863-467-2153 OR 863-447-3575 Boats1998 SEA ARK SUNSAVANA,ALUMINUM HULL, 23FT DECK BOAT, DT-140 SUZUKI, TANDEM AXLE TRAILER, ELECTRIC TROLLING MOTOR,ILLINOIS BOAT NO SALT,STORED INSIDE,SEE AT LAKESHORE MARINE HWY 441. Campers/RVsWanted all Travel Trailers, Motor Homes and Fifth Wheels. Any Condition, Cash paid on the spot Call 941-347-7171 Autos WantedCASH FOR CARS No Title Needed, Any Condition. 268junk.com Located in Okeechobee Call (863)268-5865 Public Notice Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA Case No.: 47-2013-CA-000513 U.S. BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS SUCCESSOR TRUSTEE TO BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., AS SUCCESSOR TO LASALLE BANK, N.A., AS TRUSTEE FOR THE MERRILL LYNCH FIRST FRANKLIN MORTGAGE LOAN TRUST, MORTGAGE LOAN ASSET-BACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2007-4; Plaintiff, VS. CATHERINE D. BROOKS A/K/A CATHY D. BROOKS A/K/A CATHERINE D. HAWK, et al., Defendants. NOTICE OF ACTION TO: CATHERINE D. BROOKS A/K/A CATHY D. BROOKS A/K/A CATHERINE D. HAWK AND UNKNOWN SPOUSE UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF CATHERINE D. BROOKS A/K/A CATHY D. BROOKS A/K/A CATHERINE D. HAWK LAST KNOWN ADDRESS: 15820 SPRING CREST CIR, TAMPA, FL 33624 905 SE 8TH DRIVE, OKEECHOBEE, FL 34974 1701C W. COUNTRY CLUB DR., TAMPA, FL 33612 C/O KELLER WILLIAMS TAMPA PROPERTIES 3450 BUSCHWOOD PARK DR. STE.345, TAMPA, FL. 33618 AND TO: All persons claiming an interest by, through, under, or against the aforesaid Defendant(s). YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose a mortgage on the following described property: LOT 70, OKEECHOBEE ESTATES, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 20, PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. has been led against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on the attorney for the Plaintiff, Millennium Partners, whose address is 14750 NW 77th Court, Suite 303, Miami Lakes, FL 33016, and the le original with the Clerk within 30 days after the rst publication of this notice. If you fail to do so, a default may be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Foreclosure Complaint. Dated: 3/13/2014 SHARON ROBERTSON CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT BY: Arlene Nealis Deputy Clerk 463935 ON 3/19,26/2014 Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT CIVIL COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY CIVIL DIVISION Case No. 47-2013-CA-000241 JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION Plaintiff, VS. BARBARA BENTON AND UNKNOWN TENANTS/OWNERS, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given, pursuant to Final Judgment of Foreclosure for Plaintiff entered in this cause on February 25, 2014, in the Circuit Court of Okeechobee County, Florida, I will sell the property situated in Okeechobee County, Florida described as: BEING A PARCEL OF LAND LYING IN SECTION 29, TOWNSHIP 37 SOUTH, RANGE 35 EAST, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA, AND BEING COMPRISED OF THAT CERTAIN PARCEL OF LAND AS RECORDED IN OFFICIAL RECORDS BOOK 250, PAGE 86, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA AND A PORTION OF PARCEL A, EAGLE BAY ACRES, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 7, PAGE 1, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA, AND BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: BEGIN AT THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF SAID PARCEL A, SAID CORNER LYING ON THE WEST RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE OF S.W. 24TH AVENUE (A/K/A EAGLE BAY DRIVE); THENCE SOUTH 00 02’47” WEST ALONG SAID WEST RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE AND ALONG THE EAST BOUNDARY LINE OF SAID PARCEL A AND ALONG THE EAST BOUNDARY LINE OF SAID OFFICIAL RECORDS BOOK 250, PAGE 86, FOR A DISTANCE OF 85.95 FEET TO THE SOUTHEAST CORNER OF SAID OFFICIAL RECORDS BOOK 250, PAGE 86; THENCE BEAR NORTH 89 38’47” WEST ALONG THE SOUTH BOUNDARY LINE OF OFFICIAL RECORDS BOOK 250, PAGE 86, FOR A DISTANCE OF 125.09 FEET TO THE SOUTH WEST CORNER OF SAID OFFICIAL RECORDS BOOK 250, PAGE 86; THENCE BEAR NORTH 00 06’26” EAST, ALONG THE WEST BOUNDARY LINE OF OFFICIAL RECORDS BOOK 250, PAGE 86, FOR A DISTANCE OF 86.01 FEET TO THE INTERSECTION WITH THE NORTH BOUNDARY LINE OF SAID PARCEL A; THENCE BEAR SOUTH 89 37’05” EAST, ALONG SAID NORTH BOUNDARY LINE FOR A DISTANCE OF 149.94 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING.and commonly known as: 2341 SW 24TH AVE, OKEECHOBEE, FL 34974; including the building, appurtenances, and xtures located therein, at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash, Sales are held in the Jury Assembly Room, 2nd Floor, Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida, on April 16, 2014 at 11am. Any persons claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must le a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated this 25th day of February, 2014. SHARON ROBERTSON Clerk of the Circuit Court BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk 463098 ON 3/19,26/2014 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA Case No.: 472010CA000253CAXXXX BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP, FKA COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP Plaintiff, v. KENNETH J. YEO A/K/A KENNETH JOHN YEO; ANITA L. YEO A/K/A ANITA LYNN YEO A/K/A ANITA LYNN LEGGETT; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF ANITA L. YEO A/K/A ANITA LYNN YEO A/KA/ ANITA LYNN LEGGETT N/K/A LARRY MANKE; ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANTS(S) WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS. Defendant(s). NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order on Plaintiffs Motion to Cancel and Reschedule Foreclosure Sale dated January 22, 2014, entered in Civil Case No. 472010CA000253CAXXXX of the Circuit Court of the Nineteenth Judicial Circuit in and for Okeechobee County, Florida, wherein the Clerk of the Circuit Court will sell to the highest bidder for cash on the 16th day of April, 2014, at 11:00 a.m. in the Jury Assembly Room, 2nd Floor, Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 34972, in accordance with Chapter 45 Florida Statutes, relative to the following described property as set forth in the Final Judgment, to wit: LOT 8, BLOCK 53, BASSWOOD, UNIT 5, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 51, PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must le a claim within 60 days after the sale. AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT. If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Corrie Johnson, ADA Coordinator, 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. Si usted es una persona discapacitada que necesita alguna adaptacion para poder participar de este procedimiento o evento; usted tiene derecho, sin costo alguno a que se le provea cierta ayuda. Favor de comunicarse con Corrie Johnson, Coordinadora de A.D.A., 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, Fl. 34986, (772)807-4370 por lo menos 7 dias antes de que tenga que comparecer en corte o inmediatamente despues de haber recibido esta noti cacion si es que falta menos de 7 dias para su comparecencia. Si tiene una discapacidad auditiva o de habla, Ilame al 711. Si ou se yon moun ki kokobe ki bezwen asistans ou aparey pou ou ka patisipe nan prosedu sa-a, ou gen dwa san ou pa bezwen peye anyen pou ou jwen on seri de ed. Tanpri kontakte Corrie Johnson, Co-ordinator ADA, 250 NW Country Club Drive, suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 Omwen 7 jou avan ke ou gen pou-ou paret nan tribunal, ou imediatman ke ou resevwa avis saa ou si le ke ou gen pou-ou paret nan tribunal-la mwens ke 7 jou; Si ou pa ka tande ou pale byen, rele 711. Dated at OKEECHOBEE, Florida this 4th day of February, 2014. SHARON ROBERTSON CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk 461580 ON 3/19,26/2014 Public Notice Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.: 472011CA000376CAAXMX PNC BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION Plaintiff, VS. REBECCA HOUGH A/K/A REBECCA J. HOUGH A/K/A REBECCA JEAN HOUGH, et al Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of foreclosure dated February 21, 2014, and entered in Case No. 472011CA000376CAAXMX of the Circuit Court of the NINETEENTH Judicial Circuit in and for OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, Florida, wherein PNC BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, is Plaintiff, and REBECCA HOUGH A/K/A REBECCA J. HOUGH A/K/A REBECCA JEAN HOUGH, et al are Defendants, the clerk will sell to the highest. and best bidder for cash, beginning at 11:00 AM at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, Second Floor, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, FL 34972, in accordance with Chapter 45, Florida Statutes, on the 16th day of April, 2014, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: LOT 15, BLOCK 5 REVISED PLAT OF FIRST ADDITION TO PINE RIDGE PARK ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGES 90, PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. TOGETHER WITH THAT CERTAIN MOBILE HOME DESIGNATED AS FOLLOWS: MAKE: STON YEAR: 1996 TITLE NUMBERS: 69446749 & 69446750 ID NUMBERS: FLFLS70A23372SK31 &FLFLS70B23372SK31 WHICH MOBILE HOME IS PERMANENTLY AFFIXED TO SAID LAND. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus funds from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must le a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated at Okeechobee, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, Florida, this 25th day of February, 2014. Sharon Robertson Clerk of said Circuit Court BY: Sandra L. Creech As Deputy Clerk PNC BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION c/oPhelan Hallinan, PLC, Attorneys for Plaintiff 2727 West Cypress Creek Road,Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33309 954-462-7000 If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Corrie Johnson, ADA Coordinator, 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than seven (7) days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. SPANISH: Si usted es una persona discapacitada que necesita alguna adaptacion para poder participar de este procedimiento o evento; usted tiene derecho, sin costo alguno a que se le provea cierta ayuda. Favor de comunicarse con Corrie Johnson, Coordinadora de A.D.A., 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, Fl. 34986, (772) 807-4370 por lo menos 7 dias antes de que tenga que comparecer en corte o inmediatamente despues de haber recibido esta noti cacion si es que falta menos de 7 dias para su comparecencia. Si tiene una discapacidad auditiva o de habla, llame al 711. KREYOL: Si ou se yon moun ki kokobe ki bezwen asistans ou aparey pou ou ka patisipe nan prosedu sa-a, ou gen dwa san ou pa bezwen peye anyen pou ou jwen on seri de ed. Tanpri kontakte Corrie Johnson, Co-ordinator ADA, 250 NW Country Club Drive, suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 O’mwen 7 jou avan ke ou gen pou-ou paret nan tribunal, ou imediatman ke ou resevwa avis sa-a ou si le ke ou gen pou-ou ale nan tribunal-la mwens ke 7 jou; Si ou pa ka tande ou pale byen, rele 711. 463107 ON 3/19,26/2014 Public Notice Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 472012CA000100XXXXXX BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP, Plaintiff, VS. AUBRY T. HAND, JR. A/K/A AUBREY T. HAND, JR.; BECKE F. HAND; BAN K OF AMERICA, N.A.; UNKNOWN TENANT NO. I; UNKNOWN TENANT NO. 2; and ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING INTERESTS BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST A NAMED DEFENDANT TO THIS ACTION, OR HAVING OR CLAIMING TO HAVE ANY RIGHT, TITLE OR INTEREST IN THE PROPERTY HEREIN DESCRIBED, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order or Summary Final Judgment of foreclosure dated December 17, 2013, and entered m Case No. 472012CA000100XXXXXX of the Circuit Court in and for Okeechobee County, Florida, wherein BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP is Plaintiff and AUBRY T. HAND, JR. A/K/A AUBREY T. HAND, JR.; BECKE F. HAND; BAN K OF AMERICA, N.A.; UNKNOWN TENANT NO. 1; UNKNOWN TENANT NO. 2; and ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING INTERESTS BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST A NAMED DEFENDANT TO THIS ACTION, OR HAVING OR CLAIMING TO HAVE ANY RIGHT, TITLE OR INTEREST IN THE PROPERTY HEREIN DESCRIBED, are Defendants, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in the Jury Assembly Room, 2nd Floor, Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 312 N.W. 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 34972, beginning at 11:00 a.m. on the 23rd day of April, 2014, the following described property as set forth in said Order or Final Judgment, to-wit: LOT 23, BLOCK E, PLAYLAND PARK, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 27, PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. DATED at Okeechobee, Florida, on December 18, 2013. SHARON ROBERTSON As Clerk, Circuit Court BY: Sandra L. Creech As 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 Come Johnson, ADA Coordinator, 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; i f you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. SHD Legal Group P.A. Attorneys for Plaintiff PO BOX 11438 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33339-1438 Telephone: (954) 564-0071 Service E-mail: answers@shdlegalgroup.com 459215 ON 3/26;4/2/2014 When doing those chores is doing you in, its time to look for a helper in the classifieds. Get a quick response to any item you may be selling with a classified ad. Join all the people who say, I sold it in the classifieds.Ž Earn some extra cash. Sell your used items in the classifieds Your next job could be in todays classifieds. Did you look for it? Its never too late to find the perfect gift. Look for it in the classifieds. When you want something sold, advertise in the classifieds. 15 Okeechobee News March 26, 2014 Grab a bargain from your neighbors garage, attic, basement or closet in todays classifieds. IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION CASE NO. 13000303CAAXMX JAMES B. NUTTER & COMPANY, Plaintiff, VS. JANICE JUANITA WIDNER AKA JANICE J. YATES MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC. AS NOMINEE FOR 123LOAN, LLC, UNKNOWN TENANT IN POSSESSION 1, UNKNOWN TENANT IN POSSESSION 2, UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF JANICE JUANITA WIDNER AKA JANICE J. YATES, Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Summary Final Judgment of Foreclosure led March 11, 2014 entered in Civil Case No. 13000303CAAXMX of the Circuit Court of the NINETEENTH Judicial Circuit in and for Okeechobee County, Okeechobee, Florida, the Clerk of Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in the Jury Assembly Room, 2nd Floor of the Okeechobee County Center, 312 Northwest 3rd Street, Okeechobee, FL. 34972 in accordance with Chapter 45, Florida Statutes on the 23rd day of April, 2014 at 11:00 AM on the following described property as set forth in said Summary Final Judgment, to-wit: THE NORTH 75 FEET OF LOTS 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 AND 12, OF BLOCK “J”, OKEECHOBEE DEVELOPMENT COMPANY’S SUBDIVISION, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 1, PAGE 15, PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens, must le a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated this 11th day of March, 2014. SHARON ROBERTSON CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk MCCALLA RAYMER, LLC, ATTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF 110 SE 6TH STREET FORT LAUDERDALE, FL 33301 (407) 674-1850 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 13000205CAAXMX GQ HOLDINGS 1329, LLC Plaintiff(s), v. JOHN STEEN; ESSIE STEEN; BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA; UNKNOWN TENANT I; UNKNOWN TENANT II Defendant(s) NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure entered in the above-styled cause, in the Circuit Court of Okeechobee County, Florida, I will sell the property situated in Okeechobee County, Florida, described as: Commencing at the 1/4 Section corner on the East boundary line of Section 18, run thence South 0 degrees 05’ 07” West along the East boundary line of the South 1/2 of Section 18, for a distance of 1727 feet thence run North 89 degrees 54’ 53” West at a right angle for a distance of 395.70 feet for Point of Beginning; thence continue North 89 degrees 54’ 53” West a distance of 198 feet; thence run North 0 degrees 04’ 22” East for a distance of 220 feet; thence run South 89 degrees 54’ 53” East for a distance of 198 feet; thence run South 0 degrees 04’ 22” West for a distance of 220 feet to the Point of Beginning. Lying in and comprising a part of Section 18, Township 37 South, Range 36 East, Okeechobee County, Florida and also known as Lot IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 47-2008-CA-000330 BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., Plaintiff, VS. JOHN PUGH A/K/A JOHN PAUL PUGH, et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF RESCHEDULED FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order Rescheduling Foreclosure Sale dated November 12, 2013 and entered in Case NO. 47-2008CA-000330 of the Circuit Court of the NINETEENTH Judicial Circuit in and for OKEECHOBEE County, Florida wherein BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., is the Plaintiff and JOHN PUGH A/K/A JOHN PAUL PUGH; TAMMY PUGH; KING’S BAY HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC.; 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 16th day of April, 2014, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: LOT 26, BLOCK 1, KING’S BAY, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 5, PAGES 91 THROUGH 94, INCLUSIVE, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDAIf 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 711.463998 ON 3/26;4/2/20146R, Four Seasons Estates, an unrecorded Subdivision. Together with a mobile home situated thereon, which is af xed to the aforedescribed real property and incorporated therein. VIN# 13005263A and VIN# 13005263B 1985 VENT Property address: 6278 NE 4th Street, Okeechobee, Florida 34970 at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash, at eleven o’clock a.m. on the 16th day of April, 2014, at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, located at 312 North West 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida on the second oor in the Jury Assembly Room. 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 PER SECTION 45.031, FLORIDA STATUTES. DATED this 3rd day of February, 2014 Sharon Robertson Clerk of the Circuit Court BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Corrie Johnson, ADA Coordinator, 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. 461577 ON 3/19,26/2014 A/K/A 4385 SE 50TH AVENUE LOT 26, 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 November 20, 2013. Sharon Robertson Clerk of the Circuit Court BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk **See Americans with Disabilities Act Florida Rules of Judicial AdministrationRule 2.540 Notices to Persons With Disabilities If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Corrie Johnson, ADA Coordinator, 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. 458093 ON 3/19,26/2014 Notice Under Fictitious Name Law Pursuant to Section 865.09, Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned, desiring to engage in business under ctitious name of RIVER BEND MOBILE HOME & RV PARK located at 1307 S. Parrott Avenue, Okeechobee, Florida 34974 in the County of Okeechobee in the City of Okeechobee, Florida 34974 intends to register the said name with the Division of Corporations of the Florida Department of State, Tallahassee, Florida. Dated at Okeechobee County, Florida, this 24th day of March, 2014. ISAAC KELBIE AND CINDERELLA KELBIE 464389 ON 3/26/2014

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Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 47-2013-CA-000077-CAAX-MX JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, Plaintiff, VS. JOYCE WILLIS; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF JOYCE WILLIS; IF LIVING, INCLUDING ANY UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF SAID DEFENDANT(S), IF REMARRIED, AND IF DECEASED, THE RESPECTIVE UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, CREDITORS, LIENORS, AND TRUSTEES, AND ALL OTHER PERSONS CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST THE NAMED DEFENDANT(S); HARBOR COMMUNITY BANK, FSB F/K/A FIRST BANK AND TRUST COMPANY OF INDIANTOWN; LOG HARBOR CONDOMINIUM ASSOCIATION, INC.; WHETHER DISSOLVED OR PRESENTLY EXISTING, TOGETHER WITH ANY GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, CREDITORS, LIENORS, OR TRUSTEES OF SAID DEFENDANT(S) AND ALL OTHER PERSONS CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, OR AGAINST DEFENDANT(S); UNKNOWN TENANT #1; UNKNOWN TENANT #2; Defendant(s) NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to a Final Summary Judgment of Foreclosure entered in the above-styled cause, in the Circuit Court of Okeechobee County, Florida, I will sell the property situate in Okeechobee County, Florida, described as: CONDOMINIUM UNIT NUMBER 23, LOG HARBOR CONDOMINIUM, ACCORDING TO THE DECLARATION THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN OFFICIAL RECORD BOOK 307, PAGE 668, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash, in the Jury Assembly Room of the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 312 NW 3rd Street, 2nd Floor, Okeechobee, FL 34972 at 11:00 A.M., on April 23, 2014. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens, must le a claim within 60 days after the sale. Witness, my hand and seal of this court on the 20th day of December, 2013. SHARON ROBERTSON CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk Law Of ces of Daniel C. Consuegra 9204 King Palm Drive Tampa, FL 336194328 Attorneys for Plaintiff NOTICEIf you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Corrie Johnson, ADA Coordinator, 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711.SPANISH: Si usted es una persona discapacitada que necesita alguna adaptacion para poder participar de este procedimiento o evento; usted tiene derecho, sin costo alguno a que se le provea cierta ayuda. Favor de comunicarse con Corrie Johnson, Coordinadora de A.D.A., 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, Fl. 34986, (772) 807-4370 por lo menos 7 dias antes de que tenga que comparecer en corte o inmediatamente despues de haber recibido esta noti cacion si es que falta menos de 7 dias para su comparecencia. Si tiene una discapacidad auditiva o de habla, llame al 711. KREYOL: Si ou se yon moun ki kokobe ki bezwen asistans ou aparey pou ou ka patisipe nan prosedu sa-a, ou gen dwa san ou pa bezwen peye anyen pou ou jwen on seri de ed. Tanpri kontakte Corrie Johnson, Co-ordinator ADA, 250 NW Country Club Drive, suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 O’mwen 7 jou avan ke ou gen pou-ou paret nan tribunal, ou imediatman ke ou resevwa avis sa-a ou si le ke ou gen pou-ou ale nan tribunal-la mwens ke 7 jou; Si ou pa ka tande ou pale byen, rele 711. 459201 ON 3/26;4/2/2014 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File No.: 2014-CP-24 IN RE: ESTATE OF Guillermo Acosta Deceased NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of Guillermo Acosta, deceased, whose date of death was January 22nd, 2014, whose social security number is XXX-XX-5011, is pending in the Circuit Court for Okeechobee County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 312 Northwest Third Street, Okeechobee, Florida 34972. T he 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 with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOT ICE 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 T HE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. The date of rst publication of this notice is March 26, 2014. Personal Representative: George Vazquez 1121 Andora Avenue Coral Gables, Florida 33146 Brenda Benitez 10885 SW 107th Avenue Miami, Florida 33176 Marjorie E. Wolasky Lillesand, Wolasky & Waks, P.L. A ttorneys 9400 South Dadeland Blvd., PH 4 Miami, FL 33156 305-670-7005 BY: Marjorie E. Wolasky Florida Bar No. 319511 464306 ON 3/26;4/2/2014 Public Notice Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION Case #: 2012-CA-000422 Deutsche Bank National Trust Company, as Trustee for Long Beach Mortgage Loan Trust 2006-9 Plaintiff, -VS.Curtis Monhollen and Teleena J. Monhollen, Husband and Wife; CT Lien Solutions; Unknown Parties in Possession #1, If living, and all Unknown Parties claiming by, through, under and against the above named Defendant(s) who are not known to be dead or alive, whether said Unknown Parties may claim an interest as Spouse, Heirs, Devisees, Grantees, or Other Claimants; Unknown Parties in Possession #2, If living, and all Unknown Parties claiming by, through, under and against the above named Defendant(s) who are not known to be dead or alive, whether said Unknown Parties may claim an interest as Spouse, Heirs, Devisees, Grantees, or Other Claimants Defendant(s). NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment, entered in Civil Case No. 2012-CA-000422 of the Circuit Court of the 19th Judicial Circuit in and for Okeechobee County, Florida, wherein Deutsche Bank National Trust Company, as Trustee for Long Beach Mortgage Loan Trust 2006-9, Plaintiff and Curtis Monhollen and Teleena J. Monhollen, Husband and Wife are defendant(s), I, Clerk of Court, Sharon Robertson, will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in the Jury Assembly Room, on the Second Floor, of the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 312 N.W. Third Street, Okeechobee, FL 34972 beginning at 11:00 A.M on April 16. 2014, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to-wit: LOT 8, BLOCK 10, A REVISED ADDITION TO PLAT OF TAYLOR CREEK DEVELOPMENT, REVISED PLAT NO. 2, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 8, PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. Florida Rules of Judicial Administration Rule 2.540 Notices to Persons With DisabilitiesIf you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Corrie Johnson, ADA Coordinator, 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711.SPANISH: Si usted es una persona discapacitada que necesita alguna adaptacion para poder participar de este procedimiento o evento; usted tiene derecho, sin costo alguno a que se le provea cierta ayuda. Favor de comunicarse con Corrie Johnson, Coordinadora de A.D.A., 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, Fl. 34986, (772) 807-4370 por lo menos 7 dias antes de que tenga que comparecer en corte o inmediatamente despues de haber recibido esta noti cacion si es que falta menos de 7 dias para su comparecencia. Si tiene una discapacidad auditiva de habla, llame al 711. KREYOL: Si ou se yon moun ki kokobe ki bezwen asistans ou aparey pou ou ka patisipe nan prosedu sa-a, ou gen dwa san ou pa bezwen peye anyen pou ou jwen on seri de ed. Tanpri kontakte Corrie Johnson, Co-ordinator ADA, 250 NW Country Club Drive, suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 O’mwen 7 jou avan ke ou gen pou-ou paret nan tribunal, ou imediatman ke ou resevwa avis sa-a ou si le ke ou gen pou-ou ale nan tribunal-la mwens ke 7 jou; Si ou pa ka tande ou pale byen, rele 711. Sharon Robertson CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT Okeechobee County, Florida BY: Sandra L. Creech DEPUTY CLERK OF COURT ATTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF: SHAPIRO, FISHMAN & GACHE, LLP 2424 North Federal Highway, Suite 360 Boca Raton, Florida 33431 (561) 998-6700 (561) 998-6707 463102 ON 3/19,26/2014 Public Notice Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY CIVIL DIVISION Case No: 47-2009-CA-000535-CAXX-XX GREEN TREE SERVICING LLC F/K/A CONSECO FINANCE SERVICING CORP. F/K/A GREEN TREE FINANCIAL SERVICING CORPORATION Plaintiff, VS. DAVID BRAGUE A/K/A DAVID L. BRAGUE; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF DAVID BRAGUE A/K/A DAVID L. BRAGUE; IF LIVING, INCLUDING ANY UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF SAID DEFENDANT(S), IF REMARRIED, AND IF DECEASED, THE RESPECTIVE UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, CREDITORS, LIENORS, AND TRUSTEES, AND ALL OTHER PERSONS CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST THE NAMED DEFENDANT(S); DISCOVERY MARKETING AND DISTRIBUTING, INC.; WHETHER DISSOLVED OR PRESENTLY EXISTING, TOGETHER WITH ANY GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, CREDITORS, LIENORS, OR TRUSTEES OF SAID DEFENDANT(S) AND ALL OTHER PERSONS CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, OR AGAINST DEFENDANT(S); UNKNOWN TENANT #1; UNKNOWN TENANT #2; Defendant(s), NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to a Final Summary Judgment of Foreclosure entered in the above-styled cause, in the Circuit Court of Okeechobee County, Florida, I will sell the property situated in Okeechobee County, Florida, described as: LOT 2, OTTER CREEK ESTATES UNIT 1, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 6, PAGE 29, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. To include a: Title #69615029 1995 FLEETWOOD ENTERPRISES VIN FLFLR70A22958SK31 1995 FLEETWOOD ENTERPRISES VIN Title #69615030 FLFLR70B22958SK31 at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash, at 11:00 am, on April 16, 2014, in the Jury Assembly Room, 2nd oor of the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, FL 34974, 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. Witness, my hand and seal of this court on the 7th day of March, 2014. SHARON ROBERTSON CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk Law Of ces of Daniel C. Consuegra 9204 King Palm Drive Tampa, FL 33619-1328 Phone: 813-915-8660 Attorneys for Plaintiff NOTICEIf you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Corrie Johnson, ADA Coordinator, 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711.SPANISH: Si usted es una persona discapacitada que necesita alguna adaptacion para poder participar de este procedimiento o evento; usted tiene derecho, sin costo alguno a que se le provea cierta ayuda. Favor de comunicarse con Corrie Johnson, Coordinadora de A.D.A., 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, Fl. 34986, (772) 807-4370 por lo menos 7 dias antes de que tenga que comparecer en corte o inmediatamente despues de haber recibido esta noti cacion si es que falta menos de 7 dias para su comparecencia. Si tiene una discapacidad auditiva o de habla, llame al 711. KREYOL: Si ou se yon moun ki kokobe ki bezwen asistans ou aparey pou ou ka patisipe nan prosedu sa-a, ou gen dwa san ou pa bezwen peye anyen pou ou jwen on seri de ed. Tanpri kontakte Corrie Johnson, Co-ordinator ADA, 250 NW Country Club Drive, suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 O’mwen 7 jou avan ke ou gen pou-ou paret nan tribunal, ou imediatman ke ou resevwa avis sa-a ou si le ke ou gen pou-ou ale nan tribunal-la mwens ke 7 jou; Si ou pa ka tande ou pale byen, rele 711. 463988 ON 3/19,26/2014 Public Notice Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE #: 2012-CA-000289 PHH Mortgage Corporation Plaintiff -vsWallace H. Griggs, Jr. and Creighton Griggs and Sterling F. Griggs; et al, Defendant(s) NOTICE OF ACTION FORECLOSURE PROCEEDINGS-PROPERTY TO: Creighton Griggs; CURRENT ADDRESS UNKNOWN: LAST KNOWN ADDRESS, 14050 NW 246th Street, Okeechobee, FL 34972, Unknown Spouse of Creighton Griggs; CURRENT ADDRESS UNKNOWN: LAST KNOWN ADDRESS, 12809 Wild Acres Road, Largo, FL 33773, Sterling F. Griggs; CURRENT ADDRESS UNKNOWN: LAST KNOWN ADDRESS, 14462 Northwest 246th Street, Okeechobee, FL 34972 and Unknown Spouse of Sterling F. Griggs; CURRENT ADDRESS UNKNOWN: LAST KNOWN ADDRESS, 14462 Northwest 246th Street, Okeechobee, FL 34972 Residence unknown, if living, including any unknown spouse of the said Defendants, if either has remarried and if either or both of said Defendants are dead, their respective unknown heirs, devisees, grantees, assignees, creditors, lienors, and trustees, and all other persons claiming by, through, under or against the named Defendant(s); and the aforementioned named Defendant(s) and such of the aforementioned unknown Defendants and such of the aforementioned unknown Defendants as may be infants, incompetents or otherwise not sui juris. YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action has been commenced to foreclose a mortgage on the following real property, lying and being and situated in Okeechobee County, Florida, more particularly described as follows: THE WEST 1/2 OF THE EAST 1/2 OF THE NORTH 1 /2 OF THE SOUTH 1/2 OF TRACT 17, SECTION 36, TOWNSHIP 34 SOUTH, RANGE 33 EAST, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT OF SOUTHERN COLONIZATION COMPANY RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 4, PAGES 3A-E INCLUSIVE OF TIIE PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. more commonly known as 14462 Northwest 246th Street, Okeechobee, FL 34972. This action has been led against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defense, if any, upon SHAPIRO, FISHMAN & GACHE, LLP, Attorneys for Plaintiff, whose address is 2424 North Federal Highway, Suite 360, Boca Raton, FL 33431, within thirty (30) days after the rst publication of this notice and le the original with the clerk of this Court after; otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint. WITNESS my hand and seal of this Court on the 3rd day of March, 2014. Sharon Robertson Circuit of County Courts BY: /S/ ARLENE NEALIS Deputy Clerk Florida Rules of Judicial Administration Rule 2.540 Notices to Persons With DisabilitiesIf you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Corrie Johnson, ADA Coordinator, 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711.SPANISH: Si usted es una persona discapacitada que necesita alguna adaptacion para poder participar de este procedimiento o evento; usted tiene derecho, sin costo alguno a que se le provea cierta ayuda. Favor de comunicarse con Corrie Johnson, Coordinadora de A.D.A., 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, Fl. 34986, (772) 807-4370 por lo menos 7 dias antes de que tenga que comparecer en corte o inmediatamente despues de haber recibido esta noti cacion si es que falta menos de 7 dias para su comparecencia. Si tiene una discapacidad auditiva 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. 464397 ON 3/26;4/2/2014 Public Notice 16 Okeechobee News March 26, 2014 2014 MEET 2014 MEETYOUR YOURMERCHANTA Salute to Area Business Find it faster. Sell it sooner in the classifieds Find it faster. Sell it sooner in the classifieds Your new car could be in todays paper. Have you looked for it? Shop here first! The classified ads Along with your ad, you receive the same amount of space for an editorial write-up and/or photos of your business! 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Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.: 472012CA000114CAAXMX PNC BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION Plaintiff, VS. LARRY GLENN SHRADER A/K/A LARRY GLENN SCHRADER, et al Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Summary Final Judgment of foreclosure dated March 3, 2014, and entered in Case No. 472012CA000114CAAXMX of the Circuit Court of the NINETEENTH Judicial Circuit in and for OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, Florida, wherein PNC BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, is Plaintiff, and LARRY GLENN SHRADER A/K/A LARRY GLENN SCHRADER, et al are Defendants, the clerk will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash, beginning at 11:00 AM at the OKEECHOBEE County Judicial Center, Second Floor, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, FL 34972, in accordance with Chapter 45, Florida Statutes, on the 23rd day of April, 2014, the following described property as set forth in said Summary Final Judgment, to wit: Being a parcel of land lying in Section 23, Township 37 South, Range 34 East, Okeechobee County, Florida, also known as the South 1/2 of Lot 12, LAZY SEVEN RANCH ACRES, as recorded in Plat Book 5, Pages 10 & 11, public records of Okeechobee County, Florida and being more particularly described as follows: Begin at the Southeast corner of said Lot 12, LAZY SEVEN RANCH ACRES, said corner being also the Northeast corner of Lot 11, of said LAZY SEVEN RANCH ACRES, THENCE South 89 DEGREES 59 Minutes 22 Seconds West along the common boundary of said lots 11 & 12 a distance of 781.00 feet to the common corner of Lots 11, 12, 25 and 26 of said LAZY SEVEN RANCH ACRES thence North 23 degrees 2 minutes 1 seconds West along the common boundary of said Lots 25 and 12 a distance of 151.58 feet to a point; thence North 89 degrees 59 minutes 22 seconds East a distance of 781.00 feet to a point on the westerly right-of-way of Granda Avenue, thence South 23 degrees 2 minutes 1 seconds East along the westerly right-of-way of Granda Avenue a distance of 151.58 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus funds from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must le a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated at Okeechobee, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, Florida, this 4th day of March, 2014. Sharon Robertson Clerk of said Circuit Court BY: Sandra L. Creech As Deputy Clerk PNC BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION c/o Phelan Hallinan, PLC, Attorneys for Plaintiff 2727 West Cypress Creek Road, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33309 954-462-7000 If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Corrie Johnson, ADA Coordinator, 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than seven (7) days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. SPANISH: Si usted es una persona discapacitada que necesita alguna adaptacion para poder participar de este procedimiento o evento; usted tiene derecho, sin costo alguno a que se le provea cierta ayuda. Favor de comunicarse con Corrie Johnson, Coordinadora de A.D.A., 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, Fl. 34986, (772) 807-4370 por lo menos 7 dias antes de que tenga que comparecer en corte o inmediatamente despues de haber recibido esta noti cacion si es que falta menos de 7 dias para su comparecencia. Si tiene una discapacidad auditiva o de habla, llame al 711. KREYOL: Si ou se yon moun ki kokobe ki bezwen asistans ou aparey pou ou ka patisipe nan prosedu sa-a, ou gen dwa san ou pa bezwen peye anyen pou ou jwen on seri de ed. Tanpri kontakte Corrie Johnson, Co-ordinator ADA, 250 NW Country Club Drive, suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 O’mwen 7 jou avan ke ou gen pou-ou paret nan tribunal, ou imediatman ke ou resevwa avis sa-a ou si le ke ou gen pou-ou ale nan tribunal-la mwens ke 7 jou; Si ou pa ka tande ou pale byen, rele 711. 463952 ON 3/26;4/2/2014 Public Notice Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA Case No.: 472010CA000169CAXXXX BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP, FKA COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP Plaintiff, v. HOMERO GAONA; MARBELLA BAZA HERNANDEZ; ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANTS(S) WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS. Defendant(s). NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order on Plaintiffs Motion to Cancel and Reschedule Foreclosure Sale dated February 28, 2014, entered in Civil Case No. 472010CA000169CAXXXX of the Circuit Court of the Nineteenth Judicial Circuit in and for Okeechobee County, Florida, wherein the Clerk of the Circuit Court will sell to the highest bidder for cash on the 16th day of April, 2014, at 11:00 a.m. in the Jury Assembly Room, 2nd Floor, Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 34972, in accordance with Chapter 45 Florida Statutes, relative to the following described property as set forth in the Final Judgment, to wit: BEING A PARCEL OF LAND LYING IN AND COMPRISING A PORTION OF SECTION 17, TOWNSHIP 37 SOUTH RANGE 36 EAST, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA; ALSO REFERRED TO AS LOT 30-F, FOUR SEASONS ESTATES, AN UNRECORDED SUBDIVISION, BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCING AT THE SOUTHEAST CORNER OF THE SOUTHWEST 1/4 OF SECTION 17 THENCE NORTH 89 DEGREES 57’33” WEST ALONG THE SOUTHERLY BOUNDARY OF THE SAID SECTION 17, A DISTANCE OF 746.18 FEET TO A POINT LYING ON THE EASTERLY RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE OF THE FOUR SEASONS DRIVE; THENCE NORTH 00 DEGREES 05’ 07” EAST, ALONG SAID EASTERLY RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE, A DISTANCE OF 789.14 FEET TO A POINT LYING ON THE NORTHERLY RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE OF SW 3RD STREET; THENCE SOUTH 89 DEGREES 24’08” EAST ALONG SAID NORTHERLY RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE OF SW 3RD STREET, A DISTANCE OF 396.00 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE NORTH 0 DEGREES 05’07” EAST, A DISTANCE OF 220.00 FEET TO A POINT; THENCE SOUTH 89 DEGREES 24’08” EAST, A DISTANCE OF 198.00 FEET TO A POINT; THENCE SOUTH 0 DEGREE 05’07” WEST, A DISTANCE OF 220.00 FEET TO A POINT LYING ON THE NORTHERLY RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE OF SW 3RD STREET; THENCE NORTH 89 DEGREES 24’08” WEST, ALONG SAID NORTHERLY RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE OF SW 3RD STREET, A DISTANCE OF 198.00 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. TOGETHER WITH A 2004 DOUBLE-WIDE MOBILE HOME, VIN#S: FLHMBA165349546A AND FLHMBA165349546B Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must le a claim within 60 days after the sale. AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT. If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Corrie Johnson, ADA Coordinator, 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. Si usted es una persona discapacitada que necesita alguna adaptacion para poder participar de este procedimiento o evento; usted tiene derecho, sin costo alguno a que se le provea cierta ayuda. Favor de comunicarse con Corrie Johnson, Coordinadora de A.D.A., 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, Fl. 34986, (772)807-4370 por lo menos 7 dias antes de que tenga que comparecer en corte o inmediatamente despues de haber recibido esta noti cacion si es que falta menos de 7 dias para su comparecencia. Si tiene una discapacidad auditiva o de habla, Ilame al 711. Si ou se yon moun ki kokobe ki bezwen asistans ou aparey pou ou ka patisipe nan prosedu sa-a, ou gen dwa san ou pa bezwen peye anyen pou ou jwen on seri de ed. Tanpri kontakte Corrie Johnson, Co-ordinator ADA, 250 NW Country Club Drive, suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 Omwen 7 jou avan ke ou gen pou-ou paret nan tribunal, ou imediatman ke ou resevwa avis saa ou si le ke ou gen pou-ou paret nan tribunal-la mwens ke 7 jou; Si ou pa ka tande ou pale byen, rele 711. Dated at OKEECHOBEE, Florida this 4th day of March, 2014. SHARON ROBERTSON CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk 463627 ON 3/19,26/2014 Public Notice Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA Case No.: 2012 CA 000439 BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., Plaintiff, V S. PATRICIA L. LOPEZ; CELSO D. LOPEZ, et al. Defendants NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated December 2, 2013 and entered in Case No. 2012 CA 000439, of the Circuit Court of the Nineteenth Judicial Circuit in and for OKEECHOBEE County, Florida. BANK OF AMERICA, N.A. (hereafter “Plaintiff”), is Plaintiff and PATRICIA L. LOPEZ; CELSO D. LOPEZ, 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 23rd day of April, 2014, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: LOT 4, BLOCK 5, OKEECHOBEE LITTLE FARMS, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 2, PAGE 100, PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. TOGETHER WITH 1983 GREEN MOBILE HOME, VIN NO. FLFL2ABC463204015, TITLE #22159898, AND 22159900 If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Corrie Johnson, A DA Coordinator, 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File Number: 14000019CPAXMX IN RE: THE ESTATE OF JACQUELYN LEE OLLIFF, Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of JACQUELYN OLLIFF, deceased, File Number 14000019CPAXMX, 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, including unmatured, contingent or unliquidated claims, on whom a copy of this notice is served must le their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE 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, including unmatured, contingent or unliquidated claims, must le their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice 17 Okeechobee News March 26, 2014you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711 Dated this 3rd day of December, 2013. SHARON ROBERTSON Clerk of the Circuit Court BY: Sandra L. Creech As Deputy Clerk Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must le a claim within 60 days after the sale. 458535 ON 3/26;4/2/2014 THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. The date of rst publication of this Notice is March 26, 2014. Personal Representative: BRIAN P. VASSALLO, ESQ. Florida Bar No. 0151114 1655 Palm Beach Lakes Blvd. Suite 1000 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 47-2010-CA-000536 FV-1, INC. IN TRUST FOR MORGAN STANLEY MORTGAGE CAPITAL HOLDINGS LLC, Plaintiff, v. ANDREA L. CHILDS; 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; West Palm Beach, FL 33401 561-471-2800 Attorney for Personal Representative: JOSEPH VASSALLO, ESQ. Florida Bar No. 184969 1655 Palm Beach Lakes Blvd. Suite 1000 West Palm Beach, FL 33401 561-471-2800 464330 ON 3/26;4/2/204 Reading a newspaper makes you a more informed and interesting person.No wonder newspaper readers are more successful! FCI NATIONAL FUND II, LLC; OUSLEY ESTATES HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC.; TENANT 1; AND TENANT 2. Defendant(s). NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order of Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated October 23, 2013, entered in Civil Case No. 47-2010CA-000536 of the Circuit Court of the Nineteenth Judicial Circuit in and for Okeechobee County, Florida, wherein the Clerk of the Circuit Court will sell to the highest bidder for cash on the 16th day of April, 2014, at 11:00 a.m. in the Jury Assembly Room, 2nd Floor, Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 34972, in accordance with Chapter 45 Florida Statutes, relative to the following described property as set forth in the Final Judgment, to wit: LOT 71, OUSLEY ESTATES, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 5, PAGES 36 AND 37, 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. ATTENTION: PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact: Corrie Johnson, ADA Coordinator 250 NW Country Club Drive Suite 217 Port St. Lucie, FL 34986 Phone: (772) 807-4370 DATED AT OKEECHOBEE, FLORID A THIS 24th DAY OF OCTOBER, 2013. SHARON ROBERTSON CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COUR T OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORID A BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Cler k 456824 ON 3/19,26/2014 Its never too late to find the perfect gift. Look for it in the classifieds. Crossword Puzzle ACROSS 1 Ancient Egyptian pictograph, e.g. 6 Game, __, match 9 Signs 14 Tiny South Pacific nation 15 High-tech film effects, for short 16 Spreading like wildfire, as online videos 17 Place for a Hold em game 19 Breathing 20 Missouri tributary 21 Approved of, on Facebook 22 Golf club part 25 Some evergreens 26 Visualize 27 Hindu royal 28 Feels poorly 30 Lith. and Ukr. were part of it 33 Swear (to) 36 See 38-Across 38 With 36-Across, needy people 39 Located in that place, in legalese 41 Arctic wastelands 43 Slippery fish 44 Baby bed 46 Veterans Day tradition 47 Trace amount 49 Afternoon socials 51 Garden locale 52 __ de plume 54 Onetime Russian monarch 56 DUI-fighting gp. 57 Social division 59 Trojan War hero 61 Some highway ramps 62 Nabisco cookies ... and what you might cry upon solving this puzzles three other longest answers? 66 Long-extinct birds 67 Assembly aid 68 Open-mouthed 69 Opposition 70 Sloppy farm area 71 Bedbugs, e.g. DOWN 1 Treasury Dept. variable 2 Mekong River language 3 Relative of har 4 Dressed more like an Exeter student 5 Fling 6 Nova __ 7 Self-serving activity 8 Broadcasters scheduling unit 9 Racetracks 10 Surroundings 11 Officer Frank Poncherello portrayer of 70s80s TV 12 Congregation area 13 Snowy day toy 18 U.K. flying squad 22 Like Parmesan, commonly 23 Newsman Dan 24 Slogan seen on computer stickers 29 Salad go-with 31 Treelined 32 Email again 34 Wall Street watchdog org. 35 Tangy 37 Genetic info transmitter 40 Dapper pins 42 Equestrian competition 45 Single or double, say 48 Deepest part 50 Rational state 53 Complicated, as a breakup 55 Sales staff member 57 Give up, as territory 58 Nervous system transmitter 60 With all haste, in memos 63 Owns 64 Get off the fence 65 Hoped-for answer to a certain proposal By Dave Sarpola (c)2014 Tribune Content Agency, LLC 03/25/14 03/25/14 ANSWER TO PREVIOUS PUZZLE: Edited by Rich Norris and Joyce Nichols Lewis xwordeditor@aol.com

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BUSINESS&SERVICEDIRECTORY AIR CONDITIONING ATTORNEYS WANTED TO BUY ADVERTISE HERE FURNITURE LOCAL DONATIONS HEALTH FOODS 863-763-6742 7/24 SERVICE FOR OUR CUSTOMERS208 SW 5thAve. € OkeechobeeEMORY WALKER EMORY WALKER CO. INC. CO. INC.Air Conditioning & RefrigerationCAC042747 CAC014022 CAC057129Serving the Lake Area for 40 Years! 763-8391CACO 23499€24/7 Emergency Service€Senior Citizen Discount€ FREE Estimates on System Replacements. We Sell The Best And Service The Rest!Ž HOSKINS, TURCO, LLOYD & LLOYD HoskinsTurco.com 212 S. Parrott Ave Okeechobee357-5800 Local donations helping Local peopleA ministry with a heart for the hurtingFREE PICKUPOkeechobee Campus 7595 NE 128th Ave, Okeechobee, FL863-763-4224www.faithfarm.orgAccepting donations of household goods. Elliotts Pawn Shop419 W.S. Park St. € 863.763-5553W e B u y S c r a p G o l d S i l v e r a n d C o i n s Rebecca Boldt Hamilton, P.A.REBECCA H. BOLDT, Attorney at Law RICHARD W. SEYMOUR, Attorney at Law 863-467-1894 An Aordable Way to Advertise! email: okeeadsales@newszap.com 18 Okeechobee News March 26, 2014 CALL 511 TOLL FREE FOLLOW FL511 ON TWITTER VISIT FL511.COM FLORIDA 511 FREE APPS A toll-free resource of the Florida Department of Transportation (standard mobile phone minutes, text message and data charges may apply) TRAFFIC INFO ALL THE TIME The 7th Day Christian Church 912 N.W. Park St. will host a gospel sing featuring Kenny Binnion on Friday, March 28, at 7:30 p.m. Public is welcome. Believers Fellowship Church 300 S.W. Sixth Ave., will host a sh fry/community gospel sing on Friday evening, March 28. Meal includes all the xins' for an $8 donation. The meal will be served from 4 until 7 p.m. with the sing starting at 7 p.m. Tickets are now on sale. All proceeds will help send our youth to Christian summer camp. For information, call 863634-0515. Sacred Heart Catholic Church 901 S.W. Sixth St., will host a community y ard 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. On Sunday, March 30, at both services at 9 a.m. and 11 a.m., Fountain of Life Church 1302 S.W. 32nd St., will have guest speaker, Dr. Joe Davis from Southeastern University. Dr. Joe Davis has infused Southeastern University with not only his strong academic credentials but also his extensive experience in pastoral ministry and counseling. In addition to teaching in the classroom, Dr. Davis also travels the country as a speaker and advocate for apologetics. Dr. Davis has debated entire faculties of local universities and ardent atheists on topics pertinent to the Christian faith. The 5th-Sunday community-wide serv ice, sponsored by the Okeechobee Ministerial Association (OMA) will be Sunday, March 30, at 6 p.m. at The Gathering, located at 1735 S.W. 24th Ave. Rev. Mike Brown will be preaching and a love offering w ill be received for a local non-pro t organization. Numerous members of the Ministerial Association will also be participating in the service. The Okeechobee Community Choir will sing. Come, hear the word of the Lord preached and enjoy the fellowship this unique, small-town community-wide serv ice provides. Ministers are invited to join the OMA on the second Wednesday of every month at noon at The Lodge Restaurant for devotion, fellowship and a time to pray for the needs of our community. The Celebration Choir of Oakview Baptist Church 677 S.W. 32 St., will present "Glorious Day" by Marty Hamby on Sunday evening, April 6, at 6 p.m. Everyone is invited to come and bring a friend. For more information please call 863-763-1699. The Gathering hosts "Joy in the Mourning" a grief support group and bible study for anyone who has lost a loved one, through death or divorce. All are welcome to attend. The support group will meet every Monday at 6 p.m. and Tuesday at 2 p.m. at 1735 S.W. 24th Ave. For more information, call Gale at 863-623-8504. 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. 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 Sunday 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 NW 98th St. There are many opportunities at Peace Lutheran Church including the newly founded Peace Outreach, whose goals include getting everyone to discover their gifts and use them for the Glory of God. Another new opportunity is the Peace Garden Club, focusing on church grounds beauti cation and growing vegetables in raised garden beds. All are welcome to attend the Peace Garden Club meetings on the last Monday of each month at 7 p.m. Okeechobee Mission Baptist Church will host a discover youth program every Wednesday, from 7 to 8 p.m. For more information call 8637-763-3681. The AWANA Club at Oakview Baptist Church invites all children from pre-Kindergarten, ages 3 to fth graders. The club is from 5:45 to 7:30 p.m. every Wednesday. Come join in the fun as with the Cubbies, Sparks and T & T classes for Bible memory and game time fun! Call the church of ce for more details at 863-763-1699. Jesus Holy Ghost Crusade Ministry Soup Kitchen and Thrift Store 1401 N.E. Park St., is in need of donations of any type. 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. 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 more 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. 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 863467-1548. The Peace Lutheran Church Quilters meet every Tuesday in the Fellowship Hall. Local churches host special programs

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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 19 Okeechobee News March 26, 2014 A sk FlorenceBy the Visiting Nurses A ssociation“I deserve good things. I am entitled to my share of happiness. I refuse to beat myself up. I am an attractive person. I am fun to be with.”—Stuart Smalley, Saturday Night Live character played by Al Franken. The “Daily Af rmations” of Smalley—a Saturday Night Live character in the 1990s played by Al Franken—made for great laughs satirizing the self-help industry. But it turns out that Smalley, and his real-life predecessor, “The Power of Positive Thinking” author Dr. Norman Vincent Peale, had a good point. New research from Concordia University in Montreal reveals that maintaining or improving self-esteem may help prevent health problems typically associated with aging. Nearly 150 people ages 60 and older participated in the study. Researchers monitored the group for four years, checking their cortisol levels while watching for symptoms of depression and measuring degrees of selfesteem every two years. Other factors such as mortality risk and marital and economic status were also considered. The study found that when people reported a greater degree of self-esteem, their cortisol (a stress hormone) levels decreased. Conclusions indicated a direct relationship between self-esteem and health. Similarly, w hen participants’ self-esteem decreased, they experienced a surge in the hormone, w hich proved insightful for people with family histories of stress or depression. Currently, depression plagues the lives of nearly 7 million Americans aged 65 and older. Prolonged periods of increased stress (among other psychological, biological, environmental and genetic factors) can contribute to your risk for developing depression, which can lead to an increased risk for medical illness and cognitive decline. Overexposure to high levels of cortisol can also weaken the immune system and damage muscle tissues—even bones. In the study, the participants’ degree of self-esteem was measured by their level of self-worth. So, how do you increase feelings of self-worth? When we check off the importance of following a proper diet, getting exercise, volunteering, socializing and remaining active, we nd ourselves back to positive thinking. In fact, no less a source than the Mayo Clinic credits an optimistic outlook with the potential to help, among others:  Lower rates of depression;  Create greater resistance to colds;  Develop better coping skills during stressful situations. Positive thinking, Mayo Clinic materials advise, “starts with self talk … the endless stream of unspoken thoughts that run through your head.” It’s pretty important to keep you self-talk positive. Perhaps even say it aloud. While facing a mirror. Why not? After all, yesterday’s Stuart Smalley is today’s U.S. Sen. Al Franken. Most medical inquiries are best served by consulting your physician or a quali ed specialist and this "Ask Florence" is no substitute for professional exams and insights. To reach Ask Florence, please email Nicolette.Christie@vna orida.org. Better health begins w ith better self-esteem Special to the Okeechobee News/ YMSYMS Students of the WeekYearling Middle School would like to announce their students of the week for Feb. 24: Chris Rayo, Jason Zuniga, Irvin Luviano, Jonathan Stubbs, Kelly Demedicis, Anayeli Montoya and Terrell Fuldd.

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 20 Okeechobee News March 26, 2014 By Charles M. MurphyOkeechobee News Brahman legend Demetre Riles was named the new Okeechobee High School boys basketball coach last week. Riles has worked for 20 years in the U.S. A rmy and kept interested in the game of basketball with volunteer coaching and continued study of the game. He earned a college basketball scholarship to Bethune Cookman University, and played there for one year before entering the Army. After entering the Army he kept an interest in basketball and kept learning more and more about the game by playing and coaching. Riles said he was thrilled to learn the news that he would coach at his alma mater. “I was overjoyed. That is something that y ou dream about doing. Every time I came back home I kept up with what was going on here and I always had my eye on this position,” he stated. Riles said this was a lifelong dream for him and compared it to a breath of fresh air coming into his life. “It’s great to know you will wake up each morning and do what you love to do w hich is mentor kids and coach at your high school, it don’t get any better than this, it is like the ultimate,” he added. Riles replaces Shawn Hays who resigned after three seasons in the job to spend more time with his family. Riles was part of one of the most successful basketball teams in Okeechobee history in the early ‘90s under then-head coach Doug Greseth. He said his goal is to bring basketball back to Okeechobee. “I don’t want to compare them to that team. I want to make them the best that they can be, if that is better than what that team was, then so be it,” he said. His goal is to make good student athletes, be a good mentor and show them they have the ability to compete and succeed in the sports. “I want them to have the attitude that basketball and life in general is important,” he offered. “I want to bring passion and love for the game and a winning attitude and make them a better person.” Riles said his coaches and mentors helped him to develop as a man and he wants to return the favor to Okeechobee teens. “If you make it exciting more people will want to come and see. We have some great talent coming up, I see a lot of potential and talent and now it’s time to cultivate that talent and get them on the right path,” he added. Riles said he thinks the team can improve its discipline, and its understanding of the game. He said kids must play the game all year long and not just in season. He said they also must be ready to compete on a day in and day out basis, not just part of the time. He also wants to get involved in the youth leagues in town, and with the middle school programs. “You have to stay in shape, keep doing drills and learn the basics. We’ve got away from that. You got to know how to play defense, pass, press, dribble with your left hand, and set picks,” he explained. Riles said the current player gets to the high school level and hasn’t mastered the basics. He said each player must learn the game and mature, and should know the basics once they get to high school. “It’s like Division I college basketball. Those guys come ready to play right now. They know the game. Okeechobee players lack the knowledge,” he pointed out. “It’s my job to train them up, get them in shape and develop a level of discipline and respect.” Riles plans to move to Okeechobee in the next few weeks and begin an off season regimen for the players. He plans some summer league camps, off season workouts, and encourages the kids to play other sports like football and cross country to stay in shape. “Condition is the deciding factor in winning games. If you get the other team tired, and you’re in shape and ready to play 10-15 guys, that’s an advantage,” he added. Riles said Okeechobee will no longer sit back and adjust to other teams. His plan is to be aggressive and control the tempo and style of play. “We must play to our advantage and make our opponents adjust to us. We need to take the initiative and be on the offensive,” he said. “Once the kids understand that philosophy we will set the standards for ourselves and make teams adjust to us.” Riles named new OHS basketball coach Community Choir needs you!The Okeechobee Community Choir, in its 16th year under the direction of Sandy Perry, is rehearsing for its Easter Cantata Concert, to be presented Palm Sunday weekend, April 11, 12 and 13, at the Okeechobee Presbyterian Church, 312 N. Parrott Ave. New members, especially our winter visitors, are invited to join. Rehearsals are on Sundays from 2:30 until 4:30 p.m. and Mondays from 6 until 8 p.m. in the sanctuary at Okeechobee Presbyterian. A choir of 51 voices, representing 18 area churches, presented the Easter cantata last year. Singers aren’t required to have soloist-quality voices, but have to match pitch, read music a little and love to sing. Rehearsals are fast-paced and loads of fun. Rehearsal CDs are provided to each choir member. There is a $15 fee for music and the rehearsal CDs. For information, call Sandy at 863-634-7714.