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Wednesday, April 9, 2014 50¢ Plus tax V ol. 105 No. 43 See page 4 for information about how to contact this newspaper. C r a w f o r d p l a y i n g Crawford playing f o r W h i t e c a p s for Whitecaps ... Page 14 Church to present ‘His Story’ ... Page 4 Florida Cabinet to hear sheriff’s budget appeal By Eric KoppOkeechobee News Thanks, but no thanks. That’s the response Sheriff Paul May had to the county’s offer Friday, April 4, to increase his adopted budget by $334,000. With that denial, both the sheriff and Okeechobee county commissioners are headed Tuesday, April 15, to Tallahassee to state their cases before the Florida Cabinet starting at 10 a.m. “They (commissioners) want to give me $13.4 million, which includes the $334,000, but I spent $14.8 million last year. I cannot accept that offer,” he said in an interview Monday, April 7. “So, we’re on our way to Tallahassee.” This impasse started last summer when the sheriff sought a spending plan of $15.3 million. The county said no, and offered him $13.1 million. Sheriff May then, on March 25, said he was willing to work on a budget of $14.8 million which is the same budget he had in scal year 2012-13, as well as in 2005-06. “I’m asking for a budget, and I’m willing to work on a budget, from eight years ago,” said the sheriff. Commissioners then met in executive session April 4 and came up with the $334,000 offer. That offer just happens to be a little bit more than what Sheriff May gave back to the Sheriff rejects BOCC budget offer Reduction in fees helps vehicle owners ... Page 2 13.45 feetLast Year: 13.73 feet Lake Levels S ource: South Florida Water M anagement District. Depth given in feet above sea level See SHERIFF — Page 5 Special to the Okeechobee NewsFawn rescuedArea Director Disposal Operations Bryan Tindell and Sr. District Manager Tony Bishop rescued a 1-2 week old fawn Tuesday at Okeechobee Land ll. "We were driving the site and saw the fawn running along the road scared," said Bryan. "When the fawn settled in the grass, we knew he needed help." The two men stopped and Tony put the fawn in the back seat of the truck. The fawn did not appear to be injured. Tony took the fawn to Arnold's Wildlife Rehabilitation Center for care. Okeechobee Land ll works closely with Arnold's and accepts rehabilitated animals to the site as part of the Wildlife Habitat Council's certi ed site program. “They wanted to give me $13.4 million ... I cannot accept that offer. So, we’re on our way to Tallahassee.”— Okeechobee County Sherif f Paul Ma y By Eric KoppOkeechobee News A man born in Guatemala is being held in the county jail after his arrest for allegedly using an Arizona woman’s Social Security number to gain a job locally. Justiniano Lopez, 43, N.W. 36th Terrace, Okeechobee, was arrested Friday, April 4, on one felony count of worker’s compensation fraud. He Man accused of using woman’s SSN to work By Eric KoppOkeechobee News A man initially arrested for allegedly refusing to stop for a police of cer because he thought it was more important to get a container of milk, was also charged with allegedly being involved in the ghting of roosters. Jorge L. Sanchez, 46, N.W. 274th St., Okeechobee, was arrested Sunday, April 6, on felon y charges of eeing or attempting to elude a law enforcement of cer; aggravated animal cruelty (two Fighting roosters found during OCP traf c stopSee IDENTITY — Page 5 See COCKFIGHT — Page 5 Justiniano Lopez C h a m b e r p l a n s Chamber plans ‘ A f t e r H o u r s ’ ‘After Hours’ e v e n t event ... Page 9

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Benjamin “Drew” Arrants needs your v ote. The Okeechobee High School student is among the nalists for a Mike Rowe Works Scholarship to Tulsa Welding School in Jacksonville. The winner will be chosen online by Facebook users. In the rst phase of the contest, Drew submitted a 500-word essay about why skilled workers are important to America. He was among those chosen to go forward to the next phase of the contest, a video entry. His video entry is on the Tulsa Welding School-Jacksonville Campus Facebook page. Drew is the only student representing Okeechobee County in the contest. His video features building airboats and navigating an airboat on Lake Okeechobee. “Working hard and having good ethics will help you go a long way,” he explains in the video. He expressed his pride and delight in being part of turning pieces of metal into an airboat that is also a work of art. Facebook users are allowed one vote per day. The contest winner will receive a scholarship that is good for a 100 percent tuitionpaid education at TWS. For a link to the contest, see the Okeechobee News page on Facebook. Lower registration fees will save taxpayers millionsThe Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles applauds Governor Rick Scott and the Florida Legislature for reducing annual motor vehicle registration fees that allow Floridians to keep more of their money in their own pockets. Under legislation signed into law today by Gov. Scott, v ehicle owners in Florida will save millions annually on their registration fees which are set to decrease beginning Sept. 1 “I am honored to stand with Governor Scott today as he signed this important legislation that bene ts every Floridian that drives a car. This reduction will bene t all of our families and businesses,” said DHSMV Executive Director Julie Jones. “We look forward to continuing to provide a high level of service, but at a lower cost to our customers.” The department urges motorists to renew their registrations for one year instead of opting for a two-year renewal prior to Sept. 1 in order to take advantage of the lower fees next year. The Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles provides highway safety and security through excellence in service, education and enforcement. The department is leading the way to a safer Florida through the ef cient and professional execution of its core mission: the issuance of driver licenses, vehicle tags and titles and operation of the Florida Highway Patrol. To learn more about FLHSMV and the services offered, visit www. hsmv.gov, follow us on YouTube at FLHSMV, Instagram at FLHSMV, Twitter @FLHSMV or nd us on Facebook. V ehicle owners bene t from fee reduction OHS student in scholarship contest 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 florida.newszap.com Check out these new features: • Daily Local News Updates • New interactive and easy to navigate format • Plus much, much more!Come see for yourself! Buy a Home Delivery subscription for $6 a monthand receive an E-Subscription FREE* Your local news available right at your fingertips! Call (863) 763-3134 today! When you enroll in our EZPAY subscription planStay in the know with anE-subscription Celebrations www.newszap.com/celebrationsEngaged? Just married? Golden anniversary? New baby? Share your news in print and onlineEach Celebrations package includes: and family & JANE A. ILLUSTRATION WEDDINGJOSEPH W. EXAMPLE She is the daughter of Joseph and Jane SUSAN A. EXAMPLE BIRTH & JANE A. EXAMPLE ANNIVERSARYJOSEPH W. EXAMPLE Submit your good news today at & JANE A. EXAMPLE ENGAGEMENTJOSEPH W. EXAMPLE Always on Top of the JobŽRe-Roofing Specialists€ Metal & Shingle Roofs € Flats & Leaks Repair FREE ESTIMATES863-357-3838State Lic.#CCC1327338 2 Okeechobee News April 9, 2014 Today: Partly cloudy skies. High 77F. Winds WNW at 10 to 20 mph. Tonight: Mostly clear skies. Low around 55F. Winds N at 5 to 10 mph.Extended ForecastThursday: Generally sunny despite a few afternoon clouds. High near 80F. Winds NE at 10 to 15 mph. Thursday Night: Partly cloudy skies. Low 59F. Winds ENE at 5 to 10 mph. Friday: Partly cloudy skies. High around 80F. Winds E at 10 to 15 mph. Friday Night: Partly cloudy. Low 61F. Winds ESE at 5 to 10 mph. Okeechobee Forecast Bridal Expo plannedAn inaugural Bridal Expo will be held at the American Legion, 501 S.E. Second St., on Saturday, April 12, from 2 until 7 p.m. Tickets are $5. There will be games, prizes, a fashion show and a special wedding gift basket for a lucky bride to be! All funds bene t My Aunt’s House (The Closet.) To become a vendor or for information, contact Tammi Kelly by calling 772-708-6764 or by e-mail at tammiphotos@gmail.com.

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Thanks billions. Reusable bags have let us save over 3 billion paper and plastic bags since 2007. publix.com/sustainability Residential Commercial FREE EstimatesRoofing with the name you trust!Licensed and Insured St. Lic. CCC046939Dont make a Mistake! Call Big Lake 863-763-ROOF (7663) & REPAIRSROOFING 3 Okeechobee News A pril 9, 2014 Storm brings home national titleOn March 2 the OCRA STORM competitive cheer teams attended the 2014 Mardi Gras Nationals and all three teams came home with rst place national titles. Congratulations to all three teams on a job well done. The cheer dads also won the coveted Spirit Award as well as the best costume award. Special to the Okeechobee NewsOCRA Storm youth Lighting took rst place at the Mardi Gras Nationals on March 2. Special to the Okeechobee NewsOCRA Sr. Storm Surge took rst place at Mardi Gras Nationals on March 2.Special to the Okeechobee NewsOCRA Storm Tiny Twisters were rst-place nishers at Mardi Gras Nationals on March 2.Special to the Okeechobee NewsOCRA Storm Cheer Dads won the Spirit Award and Mardi Gras best costume awards at Mardi Gras Nationals on March 2.

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Clean Water Act Since Earthjustice was able to get a federal ruling that backpumping from the cane elds south of the lake violates the Clean W ater Act, do you think maybe they might c onsider doing something to get the Orlando/Kissimmee area to clean up their storm runoff before sending it down the Kissimmee River into the lake? It should be illegal t o send that dirty water into Lake Okeechob ee.Bull rider injured Jeffrey has proclaimed to be a bull rider s ince he was 2 years of age. No one has ever b een able to discourage him and being his grandmother I know no one will. He will know when it is time to put up his spurs and until then we support his love of the sport.  We were sitting right behind the bucking shoots and saw that Jeffrey had been knocked out immediately by the bulls head. W e thought maybe he had broken his nose and were very concerned when we learned it was much more. Get well Jeffrey! There are t housands of rodeo fans praying for you!  The Cow Town Rodeo in March in Okeechobee was the rst rodeo I have been t o, so it was quite a shock to see that bull rider injured on the very rst ride of the rodeo. I appreciate the stories in the Okeechobee News keeping us up to date on what happened to him and also on his recovery. I was glad to read he is doing well and hoping to return to the rodeo circuit this year. I hope he will return to ride in Okeechobee and we plan to be there to watch him ride again.  Wear a helmet next time. Helmets s hould be mandatory in rodeo.Sheriff’s budget Maybe the deputies need to pay somet hing to the sheriff’s department for the bene t of taking the vehicles home. The farther y ou live from the of ce, the more it will cost. T his is nothing new as several other counties and cities are already doing it. Everybody is being forced to make cuts. Has anyone ever had an off-duty, out-of-uniform deputy respond to an emergency close to their home? I never have and several live nearby.  I know lots of cases were deputies have responded from their homes to emergencies in plain clothes like mowing the yard and someone gets the deputy’s attention of a car crash down the street, or a neighbor having medical issues. I have done that. I know a PBSO deputy that caught a burglar in Port St. Lucie. Someone saw his patrol car and banged on his door to say there is a burglary in progress a few houses down. There are tons of cases of deputies and police getting woken up while at home because someone saw the patrol car in the driveway. Depending on the nature of the call, the law enforcement of cer will and can either respond or have the person call dispatch if it’s not serious.  I did a quick search on the internet and Levy County, which is the same size as us, has a sheriff’s budget of $10 million. Their sheriff had his budget on his home page. I’m a big supporter of contracting out government jobs to the private sector. The private sector does a better job because if they can’t provide the service you can get someone else. I think the idea of contracting out the EMS, the re department and the courthouse security is a good idea. I did some research on this and the places that have done this are receiving a better service, reduced response time, and reduced cost to the taxpayers. It’s a win win for them. The private sector has to provide a better service than the government or they will be replaced.  I am very pleased with the service the sheriff’s of ce provides. I am torn about the take-home vehicles. I don’t think putting them in one location is a good idea. All eggs in one basket per se  The sheriff received large budget increases for several years in a row in anticipation of the huge population increase in Okeechobee County. The huge population increase never happened because the housing market collapsed and the sheriff never gave the increases back. The commissioners are reducing his budget back to the level before he got the raises for the increased population that never happened. He is still receiving more than other counties our size. April 9, 2014 4 Okeechobee News OPINION Public Forum/Speak Out 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! Fountain of Life Church will present “His Story” with a cast of over 50 from Fountain of Life Church, along with Steve and Linda Short and Steve and Charlotte Newcomb, on Saturday, April 19, at 6:30 p.m. and Sunday, April 20, at 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. This presentation from “His Majesty’s Ministries,” will take the viewers through the last days of Jesus Christ. Okeechobee Missionary Baptist Church 4212 U.S. 441 will host a revival this week through April 11 with evangelist, Brother Charlie Thornton at 7 p.m. For more information, call 863-763-3681. Okeechobee Presbyterian Church will host a Theology 101 class on Sunday evenings, at 6:15 p.m., through May 16. All with a desire to learn more of divine truth are welcome. On Easter Sunday, April 20, the adult choir of the First United Methodist Church will present a musical drama, “The Day He Wore My Crown.” The choir is directed by Ruth Yeilding and accompanied on piano by Karen VanBeek. The cantata was written by Russell Mauldin and Sue Smith. It will be presented at two services, 9 and 11 a.m. The church is located behind Walgreens, 200 N.W. Second St., and everyone is invited to worship with us. The Gathering Church 1735 S.W. 24th Ave., invites you to attend “The Story of Noah,” being presented in Wachula, Fla., on Saturday, April 26, at 7:30 p.m. Reserved seats and transportation is included in the fee of $34 per person, leaving The Gathering at 4 p.m. the day of the event. The trip is sponsored by the Christian Singles of The Gathering and is not limited to singles or seniors—all of Okeechobee is invited. For information or to make a reservation, call Mollie Durbin at 863-610-1088, Sylvia Sievers at 863-801-0184, or Connie Phillips at 863763-8929. Peace Lutheran Church will have a free family movie on Friday, May 2, at 7:30 p.m. outdoors on the church grounds. It will be a big screen event with free popcorn and drinks and everyone in the community is welcome to attend. Bring a chair and blanket and enjoy a delightful family movie! The Gathering Church 1735 S.W. 24th Ave., invites you to attend “Living Free” a Christian recovery group for women on Tuesday nights at 6 p.m. For more information, contact Pastor Theresa Brown at 863-357-4418. The Gathering hosts “Jo y in the Mourning” a grief support group and bible stud y 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 863623-8504. Love Jesus? Every Monda y morning, 8 a.m. at Hampton Inn, there is a Bible stud y held and you are invited. It is free if you don’t eat, or you can have a great breakfast for 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 Sunda y School at 9:45 a.m. and Prayer Meeting on Wednesdays at 6 p.m. Northside Baptist is located about 6 miles north on 441 at 51 N W 98th St. There are many opportunities at Peace Lutheran Church including the newl y 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 o f each month at 7 p.m. Okeechobee Mission Baptist Church will host a discover youth program ever y Wednesday, from 7 to 8 p.m. For more information call 8637-763-3681. Churches host special programs

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counts); owning, possessing or transporting animals used for ghting (two counts); and, owning or possessing equipment in any activity associated with animal ghting (two counts). He was also charged with the misdemeanors of possession of marijuana under 20 grams and possession of drug paraphernalia. Sanchez is being held in the Okeechobee County Jail on a total bond of $7,000. Arrest reports by Sergeant Justin Bernst, of the Okeechobee City Police Department (OCPD), stated he saw a black Ford Explorer northbound on South Parrott Avenue and traveling at speeds reaching 55 mph. When he tried to stop the SUV, it continued to the intersection of S.R. 70 and U.S. 441 where it made a left turn and entered the Walgreen's parking lot. When Sgt. Bernst questioned Sanchez on why he didn't stop, the man reportedly said "... he had not done anything to warrant being stopped and therefore was not going to." Sanchez then reportedly told the of cer he was going to Walgreen's to ... get milk and that he felt that was more important than stopping for the police." At that point Sgt. Bernst placed the man under arrest. The of cer then asked for, and received, permission to search the man's vehicle. During that search, Sgt. Bernst stated he found a box that contained a live rooster and a dead rooster. "Closer inspection of the dead rooster showed that it had apparently been violently killed. It was covered in blood and had its eyes pecked out," stated Sgt. Bernst. Also found in the vehicle were: 24 loose spikes, used to replace the bird's own spurs; six spikes wrapped in medical tape; four spikes still in their packaging; two sets of small gloves used to cover the rooster's spurs; wax tubes, commonly used on the beaks of the roosters; eight sharp metal spurs; $100 in cash; medical suturing needles; and, a substance suspected of being marijuana. That substance was eld tested, stated the report, and that test indicated a positive result for the presence of marijuana. The suspected pot weighed .36 grams, stated Sgt. Bernst. According to the arrest report, the of cer also found two packs of rolling papers. Sgt. Bernst went on to state that Animal Control Of cer Jeff Parramore was called to the scene. At one time Mr. Parramore was a law enforcement of cer with the Florid a Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC), continued the report. "He (Mr. Parramore) advised that the dead rooster was killed in an inhumane manner consistent with an illegal cock ght," stated Sgt. Bernst's report. COCKFIGHTContinued From Page 1 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 5 Okeechobee News A pril 9, 2014 is being held in the Okeechobee County Jail on $1,500 bond. Records at the Okeechobee County Sheriff's Of ce (OCSO) also indicate that Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has placed a hold on Lopez. This means he faces possible deportation back to Guatemala once his case here is nished. According to an arrest report by Detective William Hill, from the state's Department of Financial Services Division of Insurance Fraud, Lopez used the Social Security number of a female U.S. Citizen living in Scottsdale, Ariz., around Nov. 15, 2010, in order to get a job at a local dairy as a general laborer. Lopez, who is also known as Felix Santos Justiniano Lopez, also used a permanent resident number, continued the report. The resident alien number allegedly submitted by Lopez is assigned to a Hispanic man who is legally living in the U.S., stated the detective's arrest report. "There is no record of a resident alien number for Lopez," added Detective Hill. Lopez has reportedly been living in the U.S. since 1995, and has apparently lived in Okeechobee County the last 15 years. The detective's report also indicated Lopez purchased the woman's Social Securit y number for $100 in 1995 from a person he did not know. Apparently Lopez had never used the bogus Social Security number to le taxes in the U.S. until 2013, when he also used the Individual Taxpayer Identi cation Number (ITIN) issued him by the Department o f Treasury Internal Revenue Service. Detective Hill went on to point out the victim had led a criminal complaint with the Scottsdale Police Department in which she claimed her identity had been stolen. IDENTITYContinued From Page 1 county in unspent funds last year. The sheriff gave back $157,318 of unspent money from his 2012-13 budget and another $165,260 in due to' monies. Due to' funds are monies received by the sheriff's of ce from sources other than the county. The sheriff cannot keep these monies and they have to be given to the county at the end of the year. The problem now facing Sheriff May is if he has to work on the county's adopted budget of $13.1 million he won't be able to make payroll and pay his vendors by September of this year. Juanita White, Okeechobee County Sheriff's Of ce executive assistant to the sheriff, explained that the sheriff's of ce receives a draw from the county each month. That draw is equal to 1/12th of the $13.1 adopted budget for this scal year. The sheriff's of ce was able to catch up in needed purchases in January of this year because they took two draws. Because of that, there will be no draw available to them in September, which is the last month of the scal year. The new scal year will start Oct. 1. "We've done that every year since I've been here," said Mrs. White, who has w orked for the sheriff's of ce since 1982. Sheriff May added that his monthly bills are roughly $1.1 million, and he'll need that much in the bank in September to pay his employees and vendors. "But, according to my nancial people w e won't have that $1.1 million in the bank," he said." The sheriff admitted, when asked, that he could use the county's latest offer and put some more deputies on the road. However, he added, the additional $334,000 is not a sustainable number meaning, it might not be available to him next year. Mrs. White pointed out that a $34,000a-year deputy actually adds up to $58,153 a year when the bene ts are added. When asked if he could buy some new patrol cars, he again answered yes. "But, who's going to drive them?" he asked. Because of budget constraints, Sheriff May has had to let 28 employees go. It should be pointed out that not all of those who were laid off were road patrol deputies that number included employees from throughout the sheriff's of ce. However, if he gets his $14.8 million spending plan he will be able to re-hire some of those employees. Although commissioners did not ask the sheriff to attend their executive session, they did ask him to answer a set of questions that dealt with such things as severance packages for employees he let go and the purchase of capital items for which payment of such items was contingent on getting more money from the county. By the way, the answer to those two questions was no. Sheriff May has already answered a set of questions posed by the state, and the county's inquiries were in addition to those of the state. "As a constitutionally-elected sheriff, I don't feel I had to answer their (commissioners) questions," he said. "In order to be transparent, I had no problem answering them. If answering their questions would help resolve this budget dispute, then I'm more than happy to do that." But, it apparently didn't. SHERIFFContinued From Page 1 Jorge L. Sanchez Chobee Courage Project seeks young menCalling young men in Okeechobee: The Chobee Courage Project, an opportunity for young men 12-17 to participate in youth leadership opportunities to address teen dating violence in your community, needs you. For information about participation, call or text Melvin Cordova, project coordinator, Martha's House, at 772-333-7725.

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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.Gina Morgan Coleman, 49OKEECHOBEE — Gina Morgan Coleman passed away April 7, 2014. She was born May 10, 1964 in Okeechobee to Ralph and Patricia Gilbert Morgan. A lifetime resident, she was a member of the First Baptist Church of Okeechobee and worked as a legal assistant at Cassels & McCall. She enjoyed spending time with her family, friends, Miami Dolphins football, w atching her son play sports and spending time at the beach. Ms. Coleman was preceded in death by her father, Ralph Morgan. She is survived by her mother, Patricia Morgan; son, Brad Coleman (Destini); brother, Randy Morgan (Wendy) all of Okeechobee; sister, Toni Maddox (Robbie) of Floyd, Virginia; nephews, Shaun (Megan) and Noah; niece, Hannah; companion, Jim Threewits and his daughter, Tara; father of her son, Chuck Coleman; great nephews, Kyler and Shaun; great niece, Lexi; and the rest of the Fab 4, Cindy, Leigh and Chris. The family will receive friends from 11 a.m. until services at 1 p.m., Saturday, April 12, 2014 at First Baptist Church of Okeechobee with Robbie Maddox of ciating. Burial will follow at Evergreen Cemetery. In lieu of owers, 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. Janet Louise (Lawson) Cash, 61OKEECHOBEE — Janet Louise (Lawson) Cash passed away April 5 in Okeechobee, Fla. A loving wife and mother, Mrs. Cash devoted her life to her family. She was born in Pennsylvania and spent her childhood in Pompano Beach, Fla., before moving to Homestead, Fla., where she graduated from South Dade Senior High School. She moved to Okeechobee in 1992 where she provided many residents with housekeeping and companionship services. Always one to appreciate the beauty of nature, Mrs. Cash enjoyed shing, camping, gardening, cooking, and caring for family and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, Richard and Kathryn Lawson, and brothers, Bob, Dan, and Richard “Dickey” Lawson. She is survived by Leonard Cash, her husband of 43 years, and their children, Bill Cash of Dunedin, Fla., and Melissa Cash of Boynton Beach, Fla. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 12, 2014 at Buxton Seawinds Funeral Home, 3833 SE 18th Terrace, Okeechobee, Fla. 34974. In lieu of owers, donations may be made to Hospice Hamrick Home of Okeechobee. Arrangements are entrusted to Buxton Seawinds Funeral Home & Crematory, 3833 SE 18th Terrace, Okeechobee, FL 34974. Online condolences may be expressed at www.buxtonseawinds.com J.T. Simmons, 65OKEECHOBEE — J.T. Simmons died April 4, 2014. He was born August 4, 1948 in Woodbury, Tennessee to Murphy and Mary Mayo Simmons. A resident of Okeechobee since 1965, he worked for numerous dairies throughout the area. He enjoyed bingo, shing and roller skating back in the day. Mr. Simmons is survived by ve brothers, James Simmons (Geraldine), Gene Simmons (Delores), Billy Simmons, Medford Simmons and Floyd Simmons all of Okeechobee. Graveside services will be 10 a.m. Thursday, April 10, 2014 at Evergreen Cemetery. Those wishing to leave a message of condolence may sign the register book at www.OkeechobeeFuneralHome.com All arrangements are entrusted to the direction and care of the Buxton, Bass and Conway families of the Buxton & Bass Okeechobee Funeral Home, 400 North Parrott Avenue, Okeechobee, Florida, 34972. Kyle Edward Hargis, 74OKEECHOBEE — Kyle Edward Hargis died April 8, 2014. He was born April 9, 1939 in West Virginia to John and Lillian Miller Hargis. A resident of Okeechobee for 30 years, he was a member of the Moose Lodge and enjoyed shing and NASCAR. Mr. Hargis was preceded in death by his father, John Hargis. He is survived by his wife of 31 years, Winifred E. Hargis; mother, Lillian Hargis; children, Robin Hayes (Terry), Mary Jane Perkins, Bill Hargis, Linda Lucas, Jeff Hargis, Bruce Hargis, Joe Hargis and Jody Hargis; siblings, Glenn Hargis, Michael Hargis and Glenna Hargis; 19 grandchildren; 10 great grandchildren. Memorial services will be held at a later date at the Moose Lodge. In lieu of owers, memorial donations may be made to Mooseheart Child City & School, Inc., Mooseheart, IL 60539. Those wishing to leave a message of condolence may sign the online 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. Good news about your business? Your civic group? Your community?Tell your own story! 100 words and one photo for only $25!Publish Your News today!Just visit www.newszap.com, click on your community, and then on the link for Publish Your News. Obituaries 6 Okeechobee News April 9, 2014 Masons serving breakfastThe Masonic Lodge, 107 N.W. Fifth St., will host a breakfast on Sunday, April 13 for $6 per plate. The public is welcomed and carry-out is available. Breakfast will be severed from 8 until 11 a.m. All proceeds go to local Mason giving.Legion offers Sunday bingoAmerican Legion Post #64 will host Sunday night bingo on April 13 at 6:30 p.m. Doors open at 5 p.m. in the bingo area. The kitchen will offer a limited menu. Payoffs will be determined by player attendance. All proceeds will bene t the American Legion veterans’ programs. The event is open to the public. The American Legion now has free WIFI for its lounge and dining room patrons.Retired teachers to meetThe Okeechobee Retired Teachers Association will have their monthly meeting Monday, April 14 beginning at 11 a.m. in the meeting room of Beef O’Brady’s, 608 S. Parrott Ave. Any retired educator is welcome.OCRA will meet April 14OCRA will hold its April monthly meeting Monday, April 14 at 7 p.m. at the Sports Complex. The public is invited. We are hosting the Dixie Softball State Tournament in July, so come to the meeting and get ready to roll your sleeves up and help.Shockwaves sign-ups setThe Okeechobee County Recreation Department will hold sign ups for the Shockwaves swim team April 14, 15 and 16 from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at the Okeechobee Sports Complex Pool. Registration includes a $15 application fee and a $60 team fee. Swim suit and meet fees are not included in the registration fees. For information, call the pool of ce at 863-467-7667.Car club event is April 15The South Central Florida Car Club will once again host it’s monthly Hot Rides and Hot Dogs in the Park on April 15 starting at 5 p.m. Everyone is welcome to come and enjoy the cars, trucks and bikes. Join us for fresh grilled hot dogs and drinks. So jump in your ride and join us. 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Important Information: Please read your ad carefully the first day it appears. In case of an inadvertent error, please notify us prior to the deadline listed. We will not be responsible for more than 1 incorrect insertion, or for more than the extent of the ad rendered valueless by such errors. Advertiser assumes responsibility for all statements, names and content of an ad, and assumes responsibility for any claims against the INI USA. All advertising is subject to publisher’s approval. The publisher reserves the right to accept or reject any or all copy, and to insert above the copy the word “advertisement”. All ads accepted are subject to credit approval. All ads must conform to INI USA style and are restricted to their proper classifications. Some classified categories require advance payment. These classifications are denoted with an asterisk *. Garage/ Yard SalesWe Buy Estates Antiques, Collectibles, Household, Tools, Jewelry and etc. Call 863-697-8906 Employment Full TimeELECTRICIANS NEEDED Must have commercial experience. Must have all tools and reliable trans. Long term job avail. Great pay & Great bene ts. Please call 888-703-7267 HELP WANTED: Tig, welder/ fabricator. Apply in person only at 1624 Hwy 78 W. Okeechobe Employment Full Time LOCAL & REGIONAL DRIVERSCall Donnie at (800) 741-6500 or apply online www.walpoleinc.com Class A company CDL EOE/DFWP• minimum of 2 years driving experience • clean driving record Our package includes: 401K, paid training, safety bonuses, paid vacations, professional uniforms, uniform cleaning service, boot program & more!CLASS A -CDL DRIVER must have DOT medical, drug free & clean driving history. 2.5 yrs. tanker endorsement. Call 863.467-9800. M-F 9:00 to 4:00. DRIVERS: $5,000 Sign-On Bonus! Great Pay! Consistent Freight, Great Miles on this Regional Account. Werner Enterprises: 1-855-517-2488 ENTEGRA ROOF TILE, LLC a local manufacturing company is currently looking to ll positions on the 1st, 2nd and 3rd shift. Applicants must be able to stack concrete tile neatly onto pallets, perform periodic maintenance and other duties as assigned. Capable of handling up to 25 lb. continuously and up to 75 lbs. at different intervals. Basic math knowledge and safety oriented with GMP. Bilingual a plus. Competitive pay great bene ts. Apply in person at Entegra Roof Tile 1289 NE 9th Ave. Okeechobee, FL 34972 Employment Full TimeMECHANIC to work on farm/ranch equipment, diesel and gasoline engines, eet maintenance, fabrication and electrical. Computer skills preferred. Florida Driver License required. Pay based on experience. Drug-free workplace. Apply in person from 8am-11am & 1pm-4pm Monday thru Friday @ 109 Arron Drive, Lake Placid, FL 863-465-2821 or of ce@lpclp.com Reading a newspaper helps you understand the world around you. No wonder newspaper readers are more successful people! Time to clean out the attic, basement and/or garage? Advertise your yard sale in the classifieds and make your clean up a breeze! Need a few more bucks to purchase something deer? Pick up some extra bucks when you sell your used items in the classifeids. Employment Full TimeThe Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Of ce is seeking applications for Certi ed Correctional of cers. Ideal applicants are those with good moral character, in good physical condition and who are interested in serving their community. Starting salary is $34,000 with less than 3 years experience. Interested applicants should submit an application to Human Resources at 504 NW 4th Avenue, Okeechobee, FL 34972. Applications may be printed from our website okeesheriff.org. Employment MedicalVery busy cardiology of ce looking for a FRONT DESK RECEPTIONIST. Must be familiar with EHR, authorizations/ referrals, and must have good customer service skills. Back of ce experience is a plus. Fax resume to (863) 467-8708 or call Lori at (863)467-9400 Employment Part TimeBilingual InterviewersWestat seeks interviewers uent in Spanish and English to work part time on an important study, the National Study of Health-Related Behaviors (NSHB). Bilingual interviewers will collect information from respondents about tobacco use and its effects on health. To learn more about this position and apply, go to www.westat.com/ eldjobs and enter Job ID 7754BR. WESTAT EOE Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled Shop here first! The classified ads Find it faster. Sell it sooner in the classifieds Business Opportunities NOTICEIndependent Newspapers will never accept any advertisement that is illegal or considered fraudulent. In all cases of questionable value, such as promises of guaranteed income from work-athome programs if it sounds too good to be true, chances are that it is. If you have questions or doubts about any ad on these pages, we advise that before responding or sending money ahead of time, you 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. How fast can your car go? It can go even faster when you sell it in the classifieds. Guns/SuppliesFOR SALE HANDGUNS1-BERSA .380, 1-VZOR SEMI AUTO, 7.65 (.32CAL), 1-S&W .38 SPECIAL REVOLVER, 1-STANDARD ARMS9MMSEMI AUTO. FOR PRICE INFO CALL 863-634-8412 MiscellaneousFOR SALEJAZZY ELITE ES CHAIR WITH RT. HAND TOGGLE LESS THAN 10 HRS. OF USE. $1,100.00 MORE INFO PHONE 863-634-8412 Condos/Townhouses RentGround Flr. 1br/1ba., Lake Front view, fully furnished, includes Utilities. $800 mo + Sec. 863-634-0663. Taylor Creek Condo 2br./1ba., screened in porch, pool, boat dock, Washer/Dryer, water included. $800 mo. No pets. Move in now! $700. 863-634-0663. Houses RentADORABLE: In Town, 2BR, 2BA, Washer/Dryer, Screen Porch. Lawn Service. Non Smoking. Small pet okay. $800 mo. 1st, last & $800 sec. (941) 504-3954 FOR RENT 1BD/1BA, LIVING & DINING ROOM KITCHEN COMBINATION BUNGALOW ON 4 ACRE PASTURE FT DRUM AREA $600.00/MO. PLUS SECURITY CALL LIZ 734-637-2697 One mans trash is another mans treasure. Turn your trash to treasure with an ad in the classifieds. Houses RentOKEECHOBEE 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, very private CBS 2/2 on 5 acres in Ft Drum, shady oaks, fenced, horse ready, 1st, last & sec. required $975/mo. Serious inquiries only! (772)216-1669 Office Space RentFOR RENT: SMALL OFFICE SPACE IN TOWN, VERY CLEAN AND PROFESSIONAL. FRONT WAITING ROOM AND YOUR PRIVATE LOCKABLE OFFICE. $400.00 PER MONTH UTILITIES INCLUDED. CALL (863)634-9331 “Next to Court House” Commercial Space 500 SF and up First month rent free 863-467-0651 Mobile Home RentFOR RENT CANAL FRONT FURNISHED 2 BEDROOM 1 1/2 BATH MOBILE HOME LOCATED CLOSE TO TAYLOR CREEK BRIDGESCREEN PORCH, CARPORT, NICE YARD, BOAT DOCK CALL863-447-0742 OTHER 1 & 2 BEDROOMS AVAILABLE. Looking for a place to hang your hat? Look no further than the classifieds. Mobile Home RentFORT DRUM 5 acres, small pond creek, 2BR, 2BA Trailer, $1,000 down 1st, & security. $700 monthly (772) 464-9226 M.H. & CABINS FO R 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 O R 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 HomeSale Palm Harbor Homes end of year sale!! 3 retirement models MUST go... Save over $26k, homes from the low 60’s, this week only plantcity.palmharbor.com 800-622-2832 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 HW Y 441. Campers/RVsWanted all Travel Trailers, Motor Homes and Fifth Wheels. Any Condition, Cash paid on the spot Call 941-347-7171 7 Okeechobee News A pril 9, 2014

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 ORTHOPAEDICS By Dr. Ramesh Kumar Big Lake Cancer CenterHow many cancer patients would jump up and consider a treatment option that is proven to be highly effective, does not need surgery, painless, completed in 5 days or less, without signi“ cant side effects, w hile continuing to maintain their full level of activity and function? Radio surgery is a technique that utilizes specialized machines that allow large amounts of radiation to be delivered with sub millimeter accuracy What is Cyberknife Radiation Therapy? Submitted Photo/ Big Lake Cancer Center Cyberknife: Cutting edge technology at w ork for our patients in Okeechobee.procedures on the brain by getting treated with Cyberknife. Patients with cancers of the brain, spine, lung and prostate are but a few of the cancers that can be helped with one to “ ve sessions of Radio Surgery. An article that was published in the Journal of the American Medical Association in 2010 showed that patients with patients with lung cancer who received Radiosurgery had a survival rate of 55.8% at 3 years versus 20 to 35% for those patients treated with traditional radiation over several weeks. As one of our patients commented, if it is good for patients at Stanford University, it is good for patients from the Okeechobee area! If you or someone you know has any form of cancer, please call us so we can explore the possibility of treating it with this cutting edge technology. This 4.5 million dollar machine is available at the of“ ces of Dr. Kumar in Saint Lucie County. Courtesy transportation is available to get to this of“ ce for those patients in need. Please call 863467-9500 for more information. GYNECOLOGY Caring Evaluation and Treatment of Women’s Health Issues J E. B• Laparoscopy Hysterectomy • Urogynecology • Pelvic Prolapse • Infertility • Minimally Invasive Surgery • Hysteroscopy • Menstrual Abnormalities • Endometriosis • Urinary Incontinence • Loss of Libido • Sterilization • Menopausal Disorders 1713 Hwy 441 N. Suite F, Okeechobee, FL • 863-763-8000 FAMILY MEDICINE Hablamos Espaol Same Day Appointments Aliated with Raulerson Hospital RaulersonPrimaryCare.com 202 NE 2nd Avenue € Suites 3 & 4 Okeechobee, FL 34972 We Treat Kids Too!Monday … Thursday 8:00 a.m. … 5:00 p.m. Friday 8:00 a.m. … 4:00 p.m.(863) 467-2159 Dr. Zynab HassanBoard Certi“ed by the American Board of Family PhysiciansFamily Physician € Pediatrics Physicals € Family Care & Medicine Womens Health € Well-child visits Welcome to Medicare visits CANCER?15 Minute chat with Dr. Kumar, at no charge, to discuss Advanced Treatment options personalized just for you.Limited Appointments. CALL NOW 863-467-9500Big Lake Cancer Center1115 North Parrott Avenue, Okeechobee Exceeding patients expectations~ every day!Ž RADIATION ONCOLOGISTS Benjamin Epstein, D.O.Dr. Epstein is an experienced orthopaedic surgeon, who has been in practice for 20 years. Dr. Epstein For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 863-357-0540. Most insurances and Medicare are accepted. We Treat Kids Too!Great Orthopaedic CareRight Here in OkeechobeeOrthopaedic Specialists at Raulerson offers a full range of orthopaedic services including: € Total Hip and Knee Replacements € Arthroscopic Surgery & Sports Medicine € Pediatric Orthopedics € Work Related injuries thereby killing the cancers without damaging surrounding normal tissues. It is as simple as going out to get a chest x-ray! Cyberknife Robotic Radio surgery system, created at Stanford University over 10 years ago is unique and better than other systems in the fact that it is the only Radio surgery system that can achieve what is called real-time tracking and killing of tumor.Ž What kind of patients can be helped by Cyberknife? There are several situations too numerous to mention here where Cyberknife would be extremely useful and safe. The following are just a few of them: Patients with Trigeminal Neuralgia, pituitary tumors and tumors of the acoustic nerve called Acoustic Neuroma can avoid ma j or sur g ical 8 Okeechobee News April 9, 2014

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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 REHAB THERAPY/ NURSING HOME We Love to We Love to Care! Care! Okeechobee Okeechobee Health Care Facility Health Care Facility1646 U.S. Highway 441 North 863-763-2226Five-Star Rated Family-Owned &Operated, OHCF has been Providing Rehab & Residential Care to Okeechobee & the Surrounding Communities Since 1984€Rehab, Physical, Occupational, Speech and Out-Patient Therapy €Long-Term Nursing Care Available 7 Days a Week/24 Hours a Day €Secure Dementia and Alzheimers Memory-Care Wing €Delicious Dietitian-Planned MealsStimulating &Fun Daily Activities OPHTHALMOLOGY/ OPTOMETRY/OPTICAL 520 S.Parrott Ave. € Okeechobee Website:www.opticalgalleryeyecare.comOptical Gallery 763-4334763-3403 357-4899Medicare/Medicaid and Most VisionPlans Accepted Comprehensive Eye and Contact Lens Exams Advanced Cataract Microsurgery Diabetic Eye Exams Glaucoma Evaluation & Treatment State of the Art Complete Optical Laboratory Eyeglasses & Contact Lenses Richard L. Soldinger, O.D. David J. Underill, O.D. 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 9 Okeechobee News A pril 9, 2014  Come and join us Thursday, April 10, 9 a.m. at the grand opening of Abney Construction Company located at 210 N.E. Third Ave. All are welcome!  A grand opening for Penrod Construction was held on April 3. Corey Penrod would like to thank all who attended this event for their support and well wishes. Penrod Construction Company was established in 2008 by Corey Penrod. Corey started out in the construction industry upon graduating from Okeechobee High School. He worked for the Carpenters’ Union Local #130 of W est Palm Beach until 1998. From 1998 to 2001 he began working for Close Construction Inc. of Okeechobee as a carpenter, dry w aller, and painter. After gaining quite a bit of experience, Corey was given the opportunity to become a superintendent and project manager for Groza Builders of Port St Lucie, Fla. In the 3- years that he worked for Groza Builders he oversaw 200+ custom homes built as well as managing the construction of the company’s corporate of ce. In 2004 he worked for Adam’s Homes of Port St. Lucie as a superintendent. Although he only worked with Adam’s Homes for right at a year, due to the declining economy, he constructed over 50 model homes in that years span. In 2005, Corey came back to Close Construction Inc with a wealth of knowledge and began working as an estimator, superintendent, and project manager. In the two years that Corey worked for Close Construction Inc., he oversaw many of the company’s large projects including Buxton’s Funeral Home and Crematory, Utah Apartments, Gilbert Oil Company, and a two-story addition to the company owner’s personal residence.  The Chamber of Commerce will hold its monthly Chamber Business After Hours on Tuesday, April 29, from 5 to 7 p.m. at OK Corral Gun Club, located at 9449 N.E. 48th St. This is an excellent opportunity to get to know your local business people and build lasting relationships in a professional environment. So don’t miss the opportunity, RSVP NOW via the chamber calendar. Have you been considering starting a business, but getting it started feels overwhelming? Where do you start? How can you get started on the right path? We’ve assembled a team of area professionals to provide necessary information for you to consider before starting a business. We’ll provide you information on permits, insurance, accounting, human resources, legal issues, web site and marketing. Join us on June 5 at 9 a.m. to determine if starting a business is right for you. Okeechobee Chamber of Commerce, 55 S. Parrott Ave., Okeechobee, FL 34974. Please call Antoinette Rodriguez or Mariah Parriott at 863-467-6246 to RSVP! 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!! Executive Director Antoinette Rodriguez 863-467-6246 antoinette@okeechobeebusiness.com Chamber of Commerce of Okeechobee County News Special to the Okeechobee NewsLeft to right at the grand opening of Penrod Construction are City Councilmen Dowling Watford, County Commissioner Bryant Culpepper, City Councilmen Clayton Williams, Mayor James Kirk, Chamber Business Development Chair John Gurney, Penrod Construction President Corey Penrod, Chamber Executive Director Antoinette Rodriguez and Chamber Customer Admin. Mariah Parriott.

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Fifth WheelsFOR SALE05 JAYCO EAGLE 5TH WHEEL 33’ W/3 SLIDES $14,000 O.B.O. CALL 863-467-0982 Autos WantedCASH FOR CARS No Title Needed, Any Condition. 268junk.com Located in Okeechobee Call (863)268-5865 Public NoticeOkeechobee County Code Enforcement Special Magistrate The Okeechobee County Special Magistrate will hold a public meeting on Tuesday, April 15, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. The public meeting will be held at the Okeechobee County Health Department Auditorium, located at 1728 N.W. 9th Avenue, Okeechobee, Florida. For more information, contact Beth Albert at the Planning and Development Department, 1700 NW 9th Ave., Suite A, Okeechobee, Florida, 34972, (863) 824-3050. All interested parties shall have the opportunity to be heard at this public meeting. Any person deciding to appeal any decision by the Code Enforcement Special Magistrate with respect to any matter considered at this meeting will need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made and that the record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal will be based. Code Enforcement tapes are for the sole purpose of backup for of cial records of the Department. Beth Albert Code Enforcement Of cer III 464839 ON 4/9/2014 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA Case No. 08000296CA COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS SERVICING LP FOR THE BENEFIT OF BANC OF AMERICA MORTGAGE CAPITAL CORPORATION, PLAINTIFF, VS. DANIEL E. REARDON, ET AL., DEFENDANT(S). NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order of Final Summary Judgment of Foreclosure dated the 20th day of January, 2009, and entered in Case No. 08000296CA, of the Circuit Court of the Nineteenth Judicial Circuit in and for Okeechobee County, Florida. I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in the JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM, 2ND FLOOR, at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 312 North West 3rd Street, Okeechobee, FL 34972, at 11:00 A.M. on the 2314 day of April, 2014 the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: LOT 2, BLOCK 10, A REVISED AND ADDITION TO PLAT OF TAYLOR CREEK DEVELOPMENT, REVISED PLAT NO. 2, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 8, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. Property Address: 3232 SE 28th Street, Okeechobee, FL 34974 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens, must le a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated this 2nd day of April, 2014. SHARON ROBERTSON CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk 464815 ON 4/9,16/2014 Public Notice Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION CASE NO. 2009 CA 000155 U.S. BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE FOR THE HOLDERS OF MASTR ADJUSTABLE RATE MORTGAGES TRUST 2007-1, Plaintiff, VS. DONALD CHRISTOPHER SPATH, et. al. Defendant, NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated July 31, 2012, and entered in 2009 CA 000155 of the Circuit Court of the NINETEENTH Judicial Circuit in and for Okeechobee County, Florida wherein U.S. BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE FOR THE HOLDERS OF MASTR ADJUSTABLE RATE MORTGAGES TRUST 2007-1, is the Plaintiff and DONALD CHRISTOPHER SPATH; UNKNOWN TENANTS are the Defendant(s)(s). Sharon Robertson as the Clerk of the Circuit Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in the Jury Assembly Room, 2nd Fl., Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 312 NW 3rd St., Okeechobee, FL 34972, at 11:00 AM on May 7, 2014, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: THE EAST 1/2 OF THE EAST 1/2 OF THE NORTH 1/2 OF THE NORTH 1/2 OF TRACT 17, SECTION 25, TOWNSHIP 34 SOUTH, RANGE 33 EAST, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 4, PAGES 3A-D INCLUSIVE OF THE OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA PUBLIC RECORDS. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must le a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated this 19th day of February, 2014. SHARON ROBERTSON As Clerk of the Court BY: Sandra L. Creech As Deputy Clerk IMPORTANTIf you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Corrie Johnson, ADA Coordinator, 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. 462989 ON 4/9,16/2014 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO: 2012-CA-000379 NATIONSTAR MORTGAGE LLC Plaintiff, VS. MAYA ROGEL; MIRA JACOBY; OAK TREE PLACE HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC., and any unknown heirs, devisees, grantees, creditors, and other unknown persons or unknown spouses claiming by, through and under any of the above-named Defendants, Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE is hereby given that the undersigned Clerk of the Circuit Court of Okeechobee County, Florida, will on the 23rd day of April, 2014, at 11:00 am in the Jury Assembly Room, 2nd Floor, Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida, offer for sale and sell at public outcry to the highest and best bidder for cash, the following-described property situate in Okeechobee County, Florida: UNIT A OF DWELLING STRUCTURE 20, OAK TREE PLACE, TOGETHER WITH THE LAND IMMEDIATELY UNDERLYING SAID UNIT, AS DESCRIBED AND DEPICTED IN DECLARATION OF PARTY FACILITIES AND PROTECTIVE COVENANTS OF OAK TREE PLACE, AS RECORDED IN OFFICIAL RECORDS BOOK 260, PAGE 999 AND AMENDMENT THERETO AS RECORDED IN OFFICIAL RECORDS BOOK 261, PAGE 1405, AND IN OFFICIAL RECORD BOOK 303, PAGE 1083, AND ANY AND ALL AMENDMENTS THERETO, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA.pursuant to the Final Judgment entered in a case pending in said Court, the style of which is indicated above. Any person or entity claiming an interest in the surplus, if any, resulting from the foreclosure sale, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens, must le a claim on same with the Clerk of Court within 60 days after the foreclosure sale. WITNESS my hand and of cial seal of said Court this 21st day of March 2014. 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. SHARON ROBERTSON CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk 464423 ON 4/2,9/2014 Public Notice Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 472012CA000559CAAXMX JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, Plaintiff, vs. MARY ANN THARP, et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN Pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated March 19, 2014, and entered in Case No. 472012CA000559CAAXMX of the Circuit Court of the Nineteenth Judicial Circuit in and for Okeechobee County, Florida in which JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association, is the Plaintiff and Mary Ann Tharp, Michael Len Tharp, Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, are defendants, the Okeechobee County Clerk of the Circuit Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in the Jury Assembly Room, 2nd Floor, Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 34972, Okeechobee County, Florida at 11:00AM on the 23rd day of April 2014, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment of Foreclosure: LOT 128, TREASURE ISLAND UNIT NO. 12, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 5, PAGE 65, PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY,FLORIDA. TOGETHER WITH A MOBILE HOME AS A PERMANENT FIXTURE AND APPURTENANCE THERETO, DESCRIBED AS: A 1982 DOUBLEWIDE MOBILE HOME BEARING IDENTIFICATION NUMBER(S) 01650229AR AND 01650229BR AND TITLE NUMBER(S) 0021309628 AND 0021309629 A/K/A 4255 SE 22ND CT OKEECHOBEE FL 34974-6559 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must le a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated in Okeechobee County, Florida this 20TH day of March 2014. SHARON ROBERTSON Clerk of the Circuit Court Okeechobee County, Florida BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk Albertelli Law, Attorney for Plaintiff P.O. Box 23028, Tampa, FL 33623 (813) 221-4743 (813) 221-9171 facsimile eService: servealaw@albertellilaw.com JR 006592F01 In Accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Corrie Johnson, ADA Coordinator, 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. 464380 ON 4/2,9/2014 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. CASE NO. 2013-CA-277 OK ACRES, LLC, a Florida limited liability company Plaintiff, VS. INDAR GOPIE, Defendant. NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Summary Final Judgment dated March 19, 2014, and entered in Case No. 2013-CA-277 of the Circuit Court of the 19th Judicial Circuit in and for Okeechobee County, Florida, wherein OK ACRES, LLC, a Florida limited liability company, is the Plaintiff, and INDAR GOPIE, Defendant, I will sell to the highest bidder for cash at the OKEECHOBEE COUNTY JUDICIAL CENTER, 312 N. W. 3rd STREET, JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM, SECOND FLOOR, OKEECHOBEE, FLORIDA 34972, at 11:00 A.M. on the 7th day of May, 2014, the following described property as set forth in said Summary Final Judgment, to-wit: LOT 8, OK ACRES, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 7, Page 29, public records of Okeechobee County, Florida. Parcel ID No. 1-04-37-36-0010-00000-0080 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. Notice 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 adaptacin 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 das antes de que tenga que comparecer en corte o inmediatamente despus de haber recibido sta noti cacin si es que falta menos de 7 das para su comparecencia. Si tiene una discapacidad auditiva de habla, llame al 711. KREYOL: Si ou se yon moun ki kokob ki bezwen asistans ou apary pou ou ka patisip nan prosedu sa-a, ou gen dwa san ou pa bezwen py anyen pou ou jwen on seri de d. Tanpri kontakt 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 l ke ou gen pou-ou al nan tribunal-la mwens ke 7 jou; Si ou pa ka tand ou pal byen, rl 711. Dated March 20, 2014 SHARON ROBERTSON CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT By: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk 464382 ON 4/9,16/2014 Public Notice Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.: 2013-000195-CA TD BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, a national banking association, Plaintiff, VS. BRIAN WHITE; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF BRIAN WHITE; BETH ANN WHITE; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF BETH ANN WHITE; DENNIS L. SHIRES; JOANN E. SHIRES; and JOHN DOE and JANE DOE, unknown parties in possession, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to the Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated March 13, 2014 (the “Judgment”), entered in Civil Case No. 2013-000195-CA of the Circuit Court of the Nineteenth Judicial Circuit in and for Okeechobee County, Florida, in which TD BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, is Plaintiff, and BRIAN WHITE; BETH ANN WHITE; DENNIS L. SHIRES; JOANN E. SHIRES; and JOHN DOE n/k/a ROBERT GUTIERREZ and JANE DOE n/k/a TRACY PENNEY are Defendants. The Clerk of Court will sell the Property as de ned in the Judgment and as set forth below at a public sale on April 30, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. to the “highest bidder,” for cash in the Jury Assembly Room at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 2nd Floor, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 34972, in accordance with Section 45.031, Florida Statutes. The “highest bidder” for purposes of this Notice of Sale, is de ned as the party who bids the largest amount of money to purchase the Property (as de ned below) and who completes the sale in a timely fashion, as hereinafter set out. The one who bids the largest amount of money to purchase the Property (as de ned below) shall be permitted to complete the sale by delivering to the Clerk, the balance of such bid, over and above the deposit, by 3:00 p.m. on the day of the sale. The following property located in Okeechobee, Florida, is the subject of this Notice of Sale: Lot 46 of a Spot in the Sun, an unrecorded subdivision lying in Sections 3 and 10, Township 37 South, Range 36 East, Okeechobee County, Florida being more particularly described as follows: Commence at the southwest corner of said section 10, bear East along the South line of said section 10, a distance of 1648.03 feet; thence bear N 00 degrees, 7’ 00” W a distance of 2432.20 feet to the south right-of-way line of 5th street; thence bear N 89 degrees, 53’ 00” East, along the South right-of-way line of said 5th street a distance of 198.00 feet to the point of beginning; thence continue N 89 degrees 53’ 00” E along the aforedescribed line a distance of 198.00 feet; thence bear S 00 07’ 00” E a distance of 220 feet; thence bear S 89 degrees 53’ 00” W a distance of 198.00 feet; thence bear N 00 degrees 07’ 00” W a distance of 220.00 feet to the point of beginning together with all existing or subsequently erected or af xed buildings, improvements, and xtures (the “Property”). Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens, must le a claim within 60 days after the sale. DATED on March 17, 2014. SHARON ROBERTSON Clerk of Circuit Court BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk 464009 ON 4/2,9/2014 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 472013CA000084CAAXMX PNC BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO NATIONAL CITY BANK, SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO HARBOR FEDERAL SAVINGS BANK, Plaintiff, vs. ISABELLA ANGELINA ROCCANOVA, et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN Pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated March 3, 2014, and entered in Case No. 472013CA000084CAAXMX of the Circuit Court of the Nineteenth Judicial Circuit in and for Okeechobee County, Florida in which PNC Bank, National Association, successor by merger to National City Bank, successor by merger to Harbor Federal Savings Bank, is the Plaintiff and Isabella Angelina Roccanova, Jettie Pearl Bean, Marlene Curley Wild, are defendants, the Okeechobee County Clerk of the Circuit Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in the Jury Assembly Room, 2nd Floor, Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 34972, Okeechobee County, Florida at 11:00AM on the 23rd day of April 2014, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment of Foreclosure: LOT 37, PLATTS BLUFF RANCHES, AN UNRECORDED SUBDIVISION IN SECTIONS 25 AND 36, TOWNSHIP 36 SOUTH, RANGE 33 EAST, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA, BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS:COMMENCE AT THE SOUTH QUARTER CORNER OF SAID SECTION 25, BEAR NORTH 00 DEGREES 24 MINUTES 59 SECONDS EAST ALONG THE EAST RIGHTOF-WAY LINE OF CARLA ROAD, A DISTANCE OF 453.77 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE CONTINUE NORTH 00 DEGREES 24 MINUTES 59 SECONDS EAST, ALONG THE SAID EAST RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE OF CARLA ROAD, A DISTANCE OF 348.5 FEET; THENCE BEAR SOUTH 88 DEGREES 16 MINUTES 23 SECONDS EAST, A DISTANCE OF 625.00 FEET; THENCE BEAR SOUTH 00 DEGREES 24 MINUTES 59 SECONDS WEST, A DISTANCE OF 348.5 FEET; THENCE BEAR NORTH 88 DEGREES 16 MINUTES 23 SECONDS WEST, A DISTANCE OF 625.00 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. TOGETHER WITH A MOBILE HOME LOCATED THEREON AS A PERMANENT FIXTURE AND APPURTENANCE THERETO, DESCRIBED AS: A 1989 SPEC SINGLEWIDE MOBILE HOME BEARING IDENTIFICATION NUMBER FLFLK70A17205SE AND TITLE NUMBER 47691052. A/K/A 6612 NW 151ST TER OKEECHOBEE FL 34972-9501 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must le a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated in Okeechobee County, Florida this 20TH day of March 2014. SHARON ROBERTSON Clerk of the Circuit Court Okeechobee County, Florida BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk Albertelli Law, Attorney for Plaintiff P.O. Box 23028, Tampa, FL 33623 (813) 221-4743 (813) 221-9171 facsimile eService: servealaw@albertellilaw.com JR 016236F01 In Accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Corrie Johnson, ADA Coordinator, 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. 464370 ON 4/2,9/2014 One mans trash is another mans treasure. Turn your trash to treasure with an adintheclassifieds. Find it faster. Sell it sooner in the classifieds Earn some extra cash. Sell your used items in the classifieds Grab a bargain from your neighbors garage, attic, basement or closet in todays classifieds. Shop here first! The classified ads Public Notice One mans trash is another mans treasure. Turn your trash to treasure with an ad in the classifieds. 10 Okeechobee News April 9, 2014 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 472013CA000036CAAXMX NATIONSTAR MORTGAGE LLC, Plaintiff, vs.ROBERT WILLIAM SMITH, JR., et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN Pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated March 19, 2014, and entered in Case No. 472013CA000036CAAXMX of the Circuit Court of the Nineteenth Judicial Circuit in and for Okeechobee County, Florida in which Nationstar Mortgage LLC, is the Plaintiff and Robert William Smith, Jr. also known as Robert W. Smith, Jr., Shannon Lea Smith also known as Shannon L. Smith, are defendants, the Okeechobee County Clerk of the Circuit Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in the Jury Assembly Room, 2nd Floor, Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 34972, Okeechobee County, Florida at 11:00AM on the 23rd day of April 2014, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment of Foreclosure: LOT 1 AND EAST ONE-HALF (EAST1/2) OF LOT 2 BLOCK 76, CONNORS HIGHLANDS, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 1, PAGE 21, PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA A/K/A 500 NW 15TH ST OKEECHOBEE FL 34972-4301 A ny person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must le a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated in Okeechobee County, Florida this 20TH day of March 2014. SHARON ROBERTSON Clerk of the Circuit Court Okeechobee County, Florida By: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk A lbertelli Law A ttorney for Plaintiff P.O. Box 23028 Tampa, FL 33623 (813) 221-4743 (813) 221-9171 facsimile eService: servealaw@albertellilaw.com JR013719F01In Accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to y ou, 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 y ou are hearing or voice impaired, call 711.464369 ON 4/2,9/2014 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. PROBATE DIVISION CASE NO. 2014-CP-48 In Re: Estate of SONDRA LEE RULONG Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of SONDRA LEE RULONG, deceased, whose date of death was December 29, 2012, and whose social security number is ***-**-6572, is pending in the Circuit Court for Okeechobee County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 312 N.W. 3rd Street, Suite 101, Okeechobee, Florida 34972. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representative’s attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against the decedent’s estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must le their claims with court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent’s estate must le their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT’S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of the rst publication of this notice is April 9, 2014. Personal Representative: Kellie Michelle Chapman 7610 N.W. 89th Court Okeechobee, Florida 34972 Attorney for Personal Representative: CONELY & CONELY, P.A. P.O. Drawer 1367 Okeechobee, Florida 34973 Telephone: (863) 763-3825 Facsimile: (863) 763-6856 Primary E-mail Address: tconely@conelyandconely.com Secondary 1 E-Mail Address: blanier@conelyandconely.com Secondary 2 E-Mail Address service@conelyandconely.com BY: Tom W. Conely, III Florida Bar No. 096482 464775 ON 4/9,16/2014 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 2013 000353 CA AXMX BAYVIEW LOAN SERVICING, LLC, a Delaware limited liability company, Plaintiff, vs. LAMAR L. HUNT, et al., Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated March 25, 2014 entered in Civil Case No. 2013 000353 CA AXMX of the Circuit Court of the 19th Judicial Circuit in and for Okeechobee County, Florida, wherein BAYVIEW LOAN SERVICING, LLC, is Plaintiff and LAMAR L. HUNT; et al., are Defendant(s). I will sell to the highest bidder for cash, in the Jury Assembly Room on the 2nd Floor of the Okeechobee County Judicial Center located 312 North West 3rd Street, Okeechobee, FL at 11:00 o’clock a.m. on the 7th day of May, 2014, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, wit: Lot 173, TAYLOR CREEK ISLES UNIT V, according to the Plat thereof, as recorded in Plat Book 6, Pages 13 of the Public Records of Okeechobee County, Florida. Street address: 2250 SE 24th Blvd., Okeechobee, FL 34974 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must le a claim within 60 days after the sale. DATED this 27th day of March, 2014. SHARON ROBETSON Clerk of Circuit Court BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk Daniel S. Mandel, Esq. DANIEL S. MANDEL, P.A. Attorneys for Plaintiff 1900 N.W Corporate Blvd., Ste. 305W Boca Raton, FL 33431 Tel: (561) 826-1740 Fax: (561) 826-1741 464741 ON 4/9,16/2014

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Call Joseph at 619.708.1134 to arrange an auditionBring in your favorite, fresh made cornbread recipeLooking for Musicians and Solo Artists 301 N. Parrott Ave. € Okeechobee The Okeechobee Community Choir Under the Direction of Sandy Perry, Will Present its 15th Annual Easter Cantata Concert, Who is This King? by Llyod Larson & Joseph Martin and Easter Favorites, Concluding with Handel’s Hallelujah! Chorus, During Which Audience Participation is Encouraged! Music is Provided!Friday, April 11th7pm Saturday, April 12th7pm Sunday, April 13th 3pm Okeechobee Presbyterian314 N Parrott Ave(Across from Bank of America)The 47 singers comprising this season’s choir represent singers from nineteen area churches who began rehearsing in March. Nicolle Wood, Narrator Love Offering Will Be Taken to Defer Advertising Expenses. Questions? Call Sandy 634-7714 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 11 Okeechobee News A pril 9, 2014 E agles to host a dinnerThe Cypress Hut Eagles will host a beef s troganoff dinner Wednesday, April 9. T hursday, April 10, is taco night. The comm unity is invited. Dinners start at 5:30 p.m. F or information, contact the Cypress Hut E agles at 863-467-1154.Stroke support group to meetA stroke support group meeting will be h eld at the Heritage Assisted Living Facility, 6 08 N.E. Second Ave., on Wednesday, April 9 at 6 p.m. This group is being formed to a ssist stroke patients, their caregivers and a nyone wanting to know about stroke eff ects and the care involved. For information, c all 863-634-8412 or 863-763-1700. M oose offering bingoOkeechobee Moose Lodge, #1753, 159 N .W. 36 St., invites you to join them for fun i n the lodge. Bingo will be held Thursday, A pril 10 at 1 p.m. and Friday, April 11, at 5 :30 p.m. The kitchen is open Friday, April 11, from 5 until 7 p.m. Saturday, April 12, is t he Moose Rally in the tiki hut all day with f ood from 2 until 6 p.m. Join us Sunday, A pril 13, for our $5 breakfast from 8 until 11 a .m. Proceeds bene t Moose charities. B ene t aids battered womanA bene t is being held for Eleden Ellie' F onseca who was badly injured in a recent d omestic violence situation. Tickets are being s old for $5 each, or ve for $20. The winning t icket will be drawn Thursday, April 17 The l ucky ticket holder will win a Yeti 50 cooler, s pirits, Gurkha Cigars, cigar cutter, red Solo C up shot glasses, redneck wine glasses and s nacks. For tickets contact: Arlene Durbin at 8 63-634-4561; or, Mariah Anuez at 863-6102 946. Mrs. Fonseca is the daughter of Angie R odriguez, who works for the Okeechobee C ounty Sheriff's Of ce.Rib dinner hosted by VFWVFW Post 4423, 300 N.W. 34th St., will host Jim Bowman's famous rib dinner Friday, April 11 from 6 until 9 p.m. Call 863763-0818 to reserve yours today.Model plane club plans Fly-InThe Okeechobee Model Airplane Club is hosting its annual Meet and Greet Community Buddy Box Fly-In on Saturday, April 12, from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. In case of rain, it will be held April 19, from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. They Fly-In will be held at the club's ying eld located at N.E. 80th Avenue, which is the road off of S.R, 70 E. that leads back to Thundercross Motocross Track. This event is open to the public and for the public to try their hand at ying a Radio Control Model Aircraft under the expert supervision of one of our instructor pilots. Admission is free as are the ights which will be provided courtesy of the Okeechobee Model Airplane Club. There will be free parking. Hot dogs and soft drinks will be on sale. Also, lots of model aircraft will be on display and ying throughout the day with a special Model Aerobatic Air Show at 11 a.m. For information, call Joe Papasso at 561-252-0916.Single seniors host danceA single senior club will host a dance Saturday, April 12 at Cowboys in the Bull Pen, 202 N.E. Seventh Ave. The dance will start at 7 p.m. For information, call Marie at 863357-0676. This will be the last dance of the season until the fall.Red Cross seeks volunteersThe Red Cross is always seeking volunteers with various backgrounds, talents and skill levels who are interested in helping their neighbors when disasters strike. Please attend the Volunteer Job Fair Open House on Saturday, April 12 from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. at the Red Cross Service Center, 323 Parrott Ave. Meet disaster service teams, ask questions and register to become a volunteer. For information, call 863-763-2488. 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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.: 472012CA000152CAAXMX PNC BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO FIDELITY FEDERAL BANK AND TRUST Plaintiff, VS. YMANNE FELISCAR, et al Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Summary Final Judgment of foreclosure dated December 16, 2013, and entered in Case No. 472012CA000152CAAXMX of the Circuit Court of the NINETEENTH Judicial Circuit in and for OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, Florida, wherein PNC BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO FIDELITY FEDERAL BANK AND TRUST, is Plaintiff, and YMANNE FELISCAR, 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 7th day of May, 2014, the following described property as set forth in said Summary Final Judgment, to wit: THE WEST 1/2 OF THE EAST 1/2 OF THE NORTH 1/2 OF THE NORTH 1/2 OF TRACT 17, SECTION 26 IN THE SOUTHERN COLONIZATION COMPANY PLAT OF TOWNSHIP 34 SOUTH, RANGE 33, EAST, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 4, PAGES 3 THRU 3E, PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. A/K/A LOT B ALSO; THE EAST 1/2 OF THE WEST 1/2 OF THE NORTH 1/2 OF THE NORTH 1/2 OF TRACT 31, SECTION 36 IN THE SOUTHERN COLONIZATION COMPANY PLAT OF TOWNSHIP 34 SOUTH, RANGE 33 EAST, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 4, PAGES 3, THRU 3E, PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. A/K/A LOT C Any person claiming an interest in the surplus funds from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must le a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated at Okeechobee, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, Florida, this 17th day of December, 2013. Sharon Robertson Clerk of said Circuit Court BY: Sandra L. Creech As Deputy Clerk PNC BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO FIDELITY FEDERAL BANK AND TRUST 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. 459202 ON 4/9,16/2014 Public Notice Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 472012CA000370CAAXMX JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO CHASE HOME FINANCE LLC, SUCCESSOR IN INTEREST TO CHASE MANHATTAN MORTGAGE CORPORATION, Plaintiff, vs. REYNALDO ESQUIVEL, et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN Pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated March 19, 2014, and entered in Case No. 472012CA000370CAAXMX of the Circuit Court of the Nineteenth Judicial Circuit in and for Okeechobee County, Florida in which JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association, successor by merger to Chase Home Finance LLC, successor in interest to Chase Manhattan Mortgage Corporation, is the Plaintiff and Reynaldo Esquivel, Maria Esquivel, are defendants, the Okeechobee County Clerk of the Circuit Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in the Jury Assembly Room, 2nd Floor, Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 34972, Okeechobee County, Florida at 11:00AM on the 23rd day of April 2014, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment of Foreclosure: A PARCEL OF LAND COMPRISED OF LOTS 10 AND 11, PLUS THE WEST 33 1/3 FEET OF LOTS 9 AND 12, BLOCK 14, NORTHWEST ADDITION TO OKEECHOBEE, A SUBDIVISION IN SECTION 16, TOWNSHIP 37 SOUTH, RANGE 35 EAST, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 1, PAGE 25, PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: BEGINNING AT THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF SAID BLOCK 14, THENCE RUN SOUTH 89 DEGREES 57 MINUTES 53 SECONDS EAST ALONG THE SOUTH LINE OF SAID BLOCK 14 AND THE NORTH RIGHT-OF-WAY OF SEABOARD AVENUE A DISTANCE OF 49.96 FEET TO THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF SAID LOT 12; THENCE CONTINUE SOUTH 89 DEGREES 57 MINUTES 53 SECONDS EAST ALONG THE SOUTH LINE OF SAID BLOCK 14 AND THE NORTH RIGHT-OF-WAY OF SEABOARD AVENUE A DISTANCE OF 33.33 FEET; THENCE RUN NORTH 00 DEGREES 05 MINUTES 32 SECONDS WEST A DISTANCE OF 210.11 FEET TO THE NORTH LINE OF SAID BLOCK 14 AND THE SOUTH RIGHT-OF-WAY OF FOURTEENTH STREET; THENCE RUN SOUTH 89 DEGREES 57 MINUTES 46 SECONDS WEST ALONG THE SAID NORTH LINE OF BLOCK 14, AND THE SAID SOUTH RIGHT-OFWAY OF FOURTEENTH STREET A DISTANCE OF 33.33 FEET TO THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF SAID LOT 9; THENCE CONTINUE SOUTH 89 DEGREES 57 MINUTES 46 SECONDS WEST ALONG THE SAID NORTH LINE OF BLOCK 14, AND THE SAID SOUTH RIGHT-OFWAY OF FOURTEENTH STREET A DISTANCE OF 49.96 FEET TO THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF SAID BLOCK 14; THENCE RUN SOUTH 00 DEGREES 05 MINUTES 32 SECONDS EAST ALONG THE WEST LINE OF SAID BLOCK 14 AND THE EAST RIGHT-OF-WAY OF CANAL STREET A DISTANCE OF 210.00 FEET TO THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF BLOCK 14 AND THE POINT OF BEGINNING. A/K/A 1108 NW 7TH CT OKEECHOBEE FL 34972-2430 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must le a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated in Okeechobee County, Florida this 20th day of March 2014. SHARON ROBERTSON Clerk of the Circuit Court Okeechobee County, Florida BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk Albertelli Law, Attorney for Plaintiff P.O. Box 23028, Tampa, FL 33623 (813) 221-4743 (813) 221-9171 facsimile eService: servealaw@albertellilaw.com JR008116F01 In Accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Corrie Johnson, ADA Coordinator, 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. 464381 ON 4/2,9/2014 Public Notice Public Notice NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE BY CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT Pursuant to the nal decree of foreclosure entered in a case pending in said Court, docket number: 2013-CA-220, the style of which is: PRAIRIE ESTATES, LLC., Plaintiff, VS. Estate of EWART L. ANDERSON, deceased, The Successor Trustee of the EWART L. ANDERSON REVOCABLE TRUST AGREEMENT u/a/d February 5, 2009 and LINDEEN, LLC., Defendants. Notice is hereby given that the undersigned, SHARON ROBERTSON, Clerk of the Circuit Court of Okeechobee County, Florida, will on the 30th day of April, 2014, at 11:00 A.M., at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 312 Northwest 3rd Street, Jury Assembly Room, Second Floor, Okeechobee, Florida 34972, in the City of Okeechobee, offer for sale and sell at public outcry to the highest and best bidder for cash, the following described property situated in Okeechobee County, Florida, to-wit PARCEL 8 DESCRIPTION Being a parcel of land lying in Section 9, Township 34 South, Range 34 East, Okeechobee County, Florida, said parcel being more particularly described as follows: COMMENCING at the Northwest corner of said Section 9, Thence South 01 29’ 58” West, a distance of 1927.33 feet along the West line of the said Section 9 to the Point of Beginning; Thence North 90 00’ 00”East, a distance of 1132.92 feet; Thence South 00 00’ 00” East, a distance of 1384.00 feet; to the intersection with centerline of existing dirt grade; thence along the said centerline, the following courses and distances; Thence South 76 58’ 38” West, a distance of 107.43 feet; Thence South 65 06’ 57” West, a distance of 97.45 feet; Thence North 81 05’ 20” West, a distance of 126.32 feet;Thence South 73 23’ 55” West, a distance of 172.78 feet;Thence South 66 12’ 18” West, a distance of 272.78 feet; Thence departing the said centerline, South 90 00’ 00” West, a distance of 441.48 feet;Thence North 01 29’ 58” East, a distance of 1589.61 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING. CONTAINING: 40.04 acres of land, more or less. SUBJECT TO: An easement for ingress and egress being more particularly described as follows: An easement over a strip of land, 30 feet in width lying in Sections 9 and 16, Township 34 South, Range 34 East, Okeechobee County, Florida, being more particularly described as lying 15 feet on each side of the following described centerline: Commence at the Southeast corner of the Northeast one-quarter (1/4) of said Section 16, Thence along the East-West one-quarter(1/4) line of said Section 16, South 89 12’ 25” West, a distance of 79.79 feet to the intersection with the centerline of an existing dirt grade; Thence, departing said East-West one-quarter line, and along said centerline the following courses and distances: Thence North 19 28’ 27” West, a distance of 41.30 feet;Thence North 66 37’ 01” West, a distance of 144.18 feet;Thence North 31 45’ 39” West, a distance of 98.75 feet;Thence North 17 00’ 38” West, a distance of 253.36 feet;Thence North 21 22’ 22” West, a distance of 368.37 feet;Thence North 08 21’ 24” West, a distance of 281.77 feet;Thence North 02 02’ 56” West, a distance of 323.78 feet;Thence North 75 43’ 12” West, a distance of 213.51 feet;Thence North 52 45’ 57” West, a distance of 402.79 feet;Thence North 69 04’ 21” West, a distance of 493.07 feet;Thence North 69 30’ 12” West, a distance of 129.34 feet; Thence North 63 47’ 56” West, a distance of 139.53 feet;Thence North 69 42’ 03” West, a distance of 327.81 feet;Thence South 53 45’ 44” West, a distance of 167.70 feet; Thence South 73 47’ 04” West, a distance of 170.18 feet;Thence South 47 21’ 39” West, a distance of 164.70 feet;Thence South 61 33’ 04” West, a distance of 234.67 feet;Thence South 37 33’ 19” West, a distance of 108.51 feet;Thence South 17 30’ 31” West, a distance of 366.97 feet;Thence South 56 32’ 52” West, a distance of 154.91 feet;Thence North 07 08’ 24” West, a distance of 86.55 feet;Thence North 30 30’ 37” West, a distance of 160.61 feet; Thence North 02 06’ 36” East, a distance of 99.05 feet;Thence North 03 11’ 56” West, a distance of 181.76 feet;Thence North 25 46’ 57” West, a distance of 135.37 feet;Thence North 86 13’ 52” West, a distance of 226.71 feet; Thence North 66 25’ 11” West, a distance of 112.80 feet to a point hereinafter referred to as Point “A”; Thence continuing along said centerline North 53 32’ 26” West, a distance of 55.08 feet;Thence North 69 37’ 55” West, a distance of 145.82 feet;Thence North 28 18’ 42” West, a distance of 142.14 feet; Thence North 29 30’ 59” West, a distance of 285.40 feet;Thence North 25 56’ 29” West, a distance of 386.35 feet;Thence North 26 55’ 36” East, a distance of 199.83 feet;Thence North 08 14’ 22” East, a distance of 356.14 feet;Thence North 23 12’ 22” West, a distance of 386.86 feet;Thence North 08 14’ 22” West, a distance of 147.84 feet;Thence North 15 21’ 23” East, a distance of 686.58 feet;Thence North 66 12’ 18” East, a distance of 272.78 feet;Thence North 73 23’ 55” East, a distance of 172.78 feet;Thence South 81 05’ 20” East, a distance of 126.32 feet;Thence North 65 06’ 57” East, a distance of 97.45 feet;Thence North 76 58’ 38” East, a distance of 132.78 feet;Thence North 47 48’ 20” East, a distance of 142.02 feet; Thence North 78 39’ 27” East, a distance of 360.61 feet to a point hereinafter referred to as Point “B”;Thence continuing along said centerline North 59 46’ 44” East, a distance of 213.81 feet;Thence North 82 54’ 24” East, a distance of 129.82 feet;Thence North 70 54’ 01” East, a distance of 403.21 feet;Thence North 68 13’ 18” East, a distance of 414.41 feet;Thence North 86 16’ 01” East, a distance of 140.65 feet; Thence North 75 54’ 20” East, a distance of 254.85 feet;Thence North 83 38’ 30” East, a distance of 216.17 feet;Thence North 86 27’ 48” East, a distance of 181.00 feet;Thence North 87 47’ 59” East, a distance of 228.05 feet;Thence North 65 30’ 53” East, a distance of 315.81 feet;Thence North 47 01’ 49” East, a distance of 78.83 feet;Thence North 30 07’ 14” East, a distance of 92.46 feet;Thence North 58 22’ 01” East, a distance of 247.15 feet;Thence North 35 36’ 11” East, a distance of 613.65 feet;Thence North 63 09’ 35” East, a distance of 438.77 feet;Thence North 90 00’ 00” East, a distance of 156.60 feet;Thence North 58 08’ 45” East, a distance of 106.59 feet;Thence North 32 04’ 42” East, a distance of 63.19 feet to the POINT OF TERMINATION. BEGINNING at the aforesaid Point “A” thence North 43 05’ 32” East, a distance of 149.73 feet;Thence North 86 42’ 24” East, a distance of 200.76 feet;Thence North 51 11’ 30” East, a distance of 62.14 feet; Thence North 00 00’ 00” East, a distance of 50.78 feet to the POINT OF TERMINATION. BEGINNING at the aforesaid Point “B” thence South 08 27’ 50” East, a distance of 147.26 feet;Thence South 38 45’ 12”East, a distance of 350.29 feet;Thence South 47 32’ 02” East, a distance of 387.84 feet; Thence South 57 05’ 02” East, a distance of 215.57 feet;Thence North 82 47’ 05” East, a distance of 249.81 feet;Thence North 82 18’ 28” East, a distance of 332.07 feet; Thence North 87 16’ 30” East, a distance of 326.11 feet;Thence South 67 36’ 25” East, a distance of 244.19 feet;Thence South 78 14’ 13” East, a distance of 211.26 feet;Thence South 69 23’ 06” East, a distance of 117.48 feet to the POINT OF TERMINATION ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE WITNESS my hand and the of cial seal of said Court, this 17th day of March, 2014. 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.SHARON ROBERTSON, Clerk of the Circuit Court of Okeechobee County, Florida BY: Sandra L. Creech, DEPUTY CLERK Law Of ce of Cassels & McCall John D. Cassels, Jr., Esquire Post Of ce Box 968 Okeechobee, Florida 34973 464021 ON 4/2,9/2014 Your new car could be in todays paper. Have you looked for it? Public Notice Its never too late to find the perfect gift. Look for it in the classifieds. 12 Okeechobee News April 9, 2014 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NUMBER: 2012-CA-299 SEACOAST NATIONAL BANK, A NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, Plaintiff, vs. T IMOTHY R. HUMPHREY; THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF TIMOTHY it HUMPHREY; and any and all unknown parties claiming by, through, under and against the herein named individual defendants, Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated February 21, 2013, and entered in Case No. 2012-CA-299, of the Circuit Court of the 19 Judicial Circuit in and for Okeechobee County, Florida, wherein SEACOAST NATIONAL BANK, is the Plaintiff and T IMOTHY R. HUMPHREY and THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF TIMOTHY R. HUMPHREY, are the Defendants, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the OKEECHOBEE COUNTY JUDICIAL CENTER, 312 NW 3rd Street, JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM, SECOND FLOOR, OKEECHOBEE, FLORIDA 34972, at 11:00 a.m. on the 7th day of May, 2014, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: THE EAST 1/2 OF THE WEST 1/2 OF THE NORTH 1/2 OF THE NORTH 1/2 OF TRACT 16, SECTION 11, TOWNSHIP 34 SOUTH, RANGE 33 EAST, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 4, PAGES 3A-D, INCLUSIVE OF THE OKEECHOBEE COUNTY PUBLIC RECORDS. TOGETHER WITH A 2007 SKYLINE MOBILE HOME VIN: FLA801159 & FLA801160 Property address: 16120 NW 316th Street, Okeechobee, FL A NY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAT THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITH-IN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. If you are a person with a IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 13000286CAAXMX JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, Plaintiff, VS. BRIGITTE L. D’ARIANO; et al., Defendant(s). NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that sale will be made pursuant to an Order or Final Summary Judgment. Final Judgment was awarded on in Civil Case No. 13000286CAAXMX, of the Circuit Court of the NINETEENTH Judicial Circuit in and for OKEECHOBEE County, Florida, wherein, JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION is the Plaintiff, and BRIGITTE L. D’ARIANO; ANGELO D’ARIANO; INDIAN HAMMOCK HUNT & RIDING CLUB, INC.; ING BANK, FSB are Defendants. The clerk of the court, Sharon Robertson will sell to the highest bidder for cash at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, located at 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, FL 34972 in the Jury Assembly Room, 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 Saint Lucie, FL 34986 (772) 807-7370 within 2 working days of your receipt of this Notice if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. Dated the 2nd day of April, 2014. SHARON ROBERTSON Clerk of Circuit Court BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk Attorney for Plaintiff: Devin R. Maxwell, Esq. MAXWELL & MAXWELL, P.A. Florida Bar No.: 172693 405 NW 3rd Street Okeechobee, Florida 34972 (863) 763-1119 Telephone 464850 ON 4/9,16/2014 2nd oor, beginning at 11:00 a.m. on the 7th day of May, 2014, the following described real property as set forth in said Final Summary Judgment, to wit: LOT 29, OF INDIAN HAMMOCK HUNT AND RIDING CLUB, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 4, PAGE 25, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDAANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. WITNESS my hand and the seal of the court on this 27th day of March, 2014. SHARON ROBERTSON CLERK OF THE COURT BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk ALDRIDGE I CONNORS, LLP Attorney for Plaintiff 1615 South Congress Avenue, Suite 200 Delray Beach, FL 33445 Telephone: (561) 392-6391 Facsimile: (561) 392-6965 Primary E-Mail: ServiceMail@aclawllp.com 464739 ON 4/9,16/2014 Reading a newspaper provides the opportunity to get involved in your community.No wonder newspaper readers are more popular! 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

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13 Okeechobee News A pril 9, 2014 Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION CASE NO. 13000326CAAXMX JAMES B. NUTTER & COMPANY, Plaintiff, vs. THE UNKNOWN, HEIRS, BENEFICIARES, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, LIENORS, CREDITORS, TRUSTEES AND ALL OTHERS WHO MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST IN THE ESTATE OF MARY ALICE SMALL A/K/A MARY SMALL, DECEASED; JAMES J. MCSHEFFLEY; ANN MCCABE; UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, ACTING ON BEHALF OF THE SECRETARY OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT; UNKNOWN TENANTS, et.al. Defendant(s). AMENDED NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated March 5. 2014, and entered in 13000326CAAXMX of the Circuit Court of the Nineteenth Judicial Circuit in and for Okeechobee County, Florida, wherein JAMES B. NUTTER & COMPANY, is the Plaintiff and THE UNKNOWN, HEIRS, BENEFICIARES, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, LIENORS, CREDITORS, TRUSTEES AND ALL OTHERS WHO MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST IN THE ESTATE OF MARY ALICE SMALL A/K/A MARY SMALL, DECEASED; JAMES J. MCSHEFFLEY; ANN MCCABE; UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, ACTING ON BEHALF OF THE SECRETARY OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT; UNKNOWN TENANTS are the Defendant(s). Sharon Robertson as the Clerk of the Circuit Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash, in the Jury Assembly Room, 2nd Fl., Okeechobee County Judicial Center 312 NW 3rd St., Okeechobee, FL 34972, at 11:00 AM on April 30, 2014 the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: LOTS 29 AND THE WEST 1/2 OF 30 OF RIVER RUN RESORT ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 6, PAGE 18, PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA, AND THAT CERTAIN 2005 MOBILE HOME WITH VIN NUMBERS GMHGA10460265A & GMHGA10460265B. 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 24th day of March 2014. Sharon Robertson As Clerk of the Court BY: Sandra L. Creech As Deputy Clerk IMPORTANT If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Corrie Johnson, ADA Coordinator, 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. 463996 ON 4/2,9/2014 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. 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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 14 Okeechobee News April 9, 2014 By Charles M. MurphyOkeechobee News Jonathan Crawford began his career as a member of the Western Michigan Whitecaps Friday night as he pitched against the Dayton Dragons in the Class A Midwest League. Crawford said he is really looking forw ard to a great season as he continues his development in the Detroit Tigers minor league system. He spent the last two months in spring training with the Tigers in Lakeland and said it was a pretty good experience as he got to learn, observe, and get indoctrinated to professional baseball. “I can’t be happier with the organization I’m with. Growing up I always dreamed that I would play for the Braves but spring training was a pretty good experience. I had a great time and I learned a lot,” he said. Crawford said he really worked hard in the off season, perhaps harder than he ever has to get ready for the rigors of a long baseball season. He studied at the University of Florida this fall and hired a strength coach to help him grow in power and stature. He also was able to take classes and is now one semester away from earning his degree. Crawford realizes that this is now a career and a job and that he will be under the microscope since he was a #1 pick of the Tigers in the amateur draft last June. “The media attention hasn’t been bad. I try not to pay attention to the critics and w hat they say because you don’t want that to get into your head,” he added. During spring training Crawford got to hang around with the big leaguers for a few games. He also got to dress in the Detroit Tiger uniform and was able to sit in the bullpen with seasoned veterans in the exhibition games. He said he looks forward to learning from the Whitecaps coaches this year, especially from pitching coach Mike Henneman, a veteran of nine seasons with the Tigers. He had 193 career saves during his 11-year career in baseball. “I went through spring training not really knowing where I’d be assigned. Coach Henneman was an all-star closer and he knows a lot about the game and about pitching. I’m looking forward to picking his brains and learning a few things from him,” he added. Crawford admits it’ll be an adjustment for him to the cooler weather in April in Grand Rapids, Mich. He was greeted by a couple of rainy days last week. He did praise the fan base for their support of the team. “It’s a lot of fun because the fans here love baseball. There is a large attendance at each game. It takes some getting used to but it should be a fun season,” he added. His goal this year is to continue to improve, get his work in, stay healthy, and move up in the Tigers minor league system. “They haven’t told me anything but it depends upon how I perform. If I do well, I’ll be here for a couple of months and then move up to Lakeland. I’m just here to play my best baseball,” he added. Crawford also wanted to thank his many fans here in Okeechobee for their support. He noted he really is excited to hear his younger brother, Kutter, has had a strong season for Okeechobee High School. “I appreciate all the support back home. I just want to stay thanks to everybody and I really appreciate it,” he noted. More information on the Whitecaps, even broadcasts and televised games, can be found at www.milb.com. The team can also be followed on Facebook. Jonathan Crawford assigned to W estern Michigan Whitecaps Jonathan Crawford Special to the Okeechobee NewsOkeechobee Club SoccerOkeechobee Club Soccer (OCS) played Saturday, April 5, in Bonita Springs, in Marni Fields Park. The local club (U6) played against the Bonita Springs Wildcats (U6). OCS scored 8 and BSW scored 1. Pictured are (back) coach Vicente Jaimes, (middle row, standing) Rodrigo Garcia, Vicente Jaimes, Mariano Rosas, Jessie Gomez, Hunter Gibson, Christopher Cruz and (front) Gabriela Garcia.

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15 Okeechobee News A pril 9, 2014 By Eric KoppOkeechobee News Deputies are searching for a man who accompanied an alleged prostitute to a man’s home then robbed him of $200 in cash. A report by Deputy Bart Potter, of the Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Of ce (OCSO), stated the woman went to the man’s home Saturday, April 5, to have sex in exchange for money. According to the report the victim paid the woman $30. As he was walking her out of his home a black man, who had apparently been waiting outside, asked the woman how much she was paid. She told him she was paid $30, continued the report. At that point the man punched the victim in the face three or four times and the victim fell to the ground. As the victim lay on the ground, the other man reached into the victim’s pocket and took the cash, stated Deputy Potter. The victim had apparently just cashed his paycheck. Deputy Potter went on to point out that the victim’s lip was cut in two places, there was some swelling on his right cheek and there appeared to be fresh blood stains on his shirt. According to the deputy’s report, he has been unable to nd either the prostitute or the man who was with her. Man robbed after visit by prostitute The following individuals were arrested on felony or driving under the in uence (DUI) charges by the Okeechobee County Sheriff's Of ce (OCSO), the Okeechobee City Police Department (OCPD), the Florida Highw ay Patrol (FHP), the Florida Fish and W ildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) or the Department of Corrections (DOC).  James Mitchell Lyons, 34, Third St. S.E., Milaca, Minn., was arrested April 1 on an amended DOC warrant charging him with the felonies of violation of probation resisting a law enforcement of cer with violence and the misdemeanor of violation of probation battery. He is being held without bond.  Jeremy Ray Cain, 28, S. Parrott Ave., Okeechobee, was arrested April 4 by Ofcer Jack Boon on felony charges of connement of a child without the consent of parents (three counts), false imprisonment of a child (three counts), false imprisonment of an adult (two counts), and misdemeanor charges of battery (two counts). His bond w as set at $126,000.  Stephan Ronald Clifford, 55, U.S. 441 S.E., was arrested April 4 by FWC Of cer David LaFoy on a misdemeanor charge of boating under the in uence with property damage. His bond was set at $500.  Tiffany Rene Andrews, 24, S.W. 296th St., Homestead, was arrested April 5 by Deputy Mark Margerum on a felony charge of introduction of a controlled substance into a state prison and a misdemeanor charge of possession of marijuana under 20 grams. Her bond was set at $3,000.  Gilberto Orozco, 21, N.E. 70th Ave., Okeechobee, was arrested April 6 by Of cer Ryan Holroyd on a misdemeanor charge of driving under the in uence. His bond was set at $500.  Norman Moe Velasquez-Carrillos, 26, was arrested April 7 by Deputy Fred Bradley on a felony charge of sexual battery on a victim over 12 years of age with physical force, and misdemeanor charges of battery (two counts). His bond was set at $107,500.  Denise Georgeanne Thomas, 51, S.E. 37th Ave., Okeechobee, was arrested April 7 by Deputy Corporal Aric Majere on a DOC amended warrant charging her with the felonies of violation of probation possession of a controlled substance (oxycodone) with intent to sell/deliver and violation of probation sale of a controlled substance (oxycodone). She is being held without bond.  Robert Lewis Rowland, 50, S.E. 30th Terrace, Okeechobee, was arrested April 7 by Deputy Cari Arnold on a Liberty County warrant charging him with the felony of violation of probation burglary of a dwelling. He is being held without bond.  Joseph William Inman, 30, N.W. 43rd Ave., Okeechobee, was arrested April 8 by Deputy Matt Crawford on a felony charge of possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine), and misdemeanor charges of possession of drug paraphernalia and driving while license suspended with knowledge. His bond was set at $7,000. This column lists arrests and not convictions, unless otherwise stated. Anyone listed here who is later found innocent or has had the charges against them dropped is welcome to inform this newspaper. The information will be con rmed and printed. Okeechobee Arrest Report The Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Of ce investigated reports of the following crimes last week.ASSAULT 700 block of N.E. 15th Ave.  1700 block of U.S. 441 N.BURGLARY 3800 block of S.E. 26th St.CRIMINAL MISCHIEF 3600 block of S.E. 30th TerraceFRAUD 400 block of N.W. Park St.  1800 block of N.W. Third Lane  1100 block of S.W. Third St.  300 block of S.W. 15th St.  100 block of S.W. 21st Ave.  3300 block of S.W. Ninth Way  1300 block of N.W. 42nd Ave.  2800 block of S.E. 23rd St.  3300 block of N.W. 18th St.  4000 block of S.E. 28th St.THEFT 20200 block of N.W. 292nd St.  10100 block of S.E. 126th Blvd.  1000 block of N.E. 16th Ave.  3300 block of N.W. 29th Ave. OCSO Investigations RSVP of Okeechobee plans training sessionRSVP of Okeechobee will host a training event on April 15 from 1 until 4 p.m. at IRSC. A representative from Volunteer Florida will teach senior community members the responsibilities associated with setting up and running a centralized community Volunteer Reception Center (VRC) in the event of a disaster. The goal of the VRC is to process spontaneous, out-of-town volunteers who wish to help our community recover from any devastation. If you are 55 or older and would like to attend this training, contact Marco Cuevas at 863-484-2907 to register. Space is limited. RSVP is a federally-funded program of The Corporation for National and Community Service with local community support. Income tax help available through AARPFree tax preparation and help with Eling is available from AARP TaxAide volunteers at the American Legion, 501 S.E. Second St. (east side entrance), on Mondays and Tuesdays from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. Bring a photo ID, Social Security cards for all dependents, last year’s tax return and all 2013 nancial papers. No appointments are necessary. Participants will be helped on a rst-come basis. Doors open at 8:45 a.m. Do not call the American Legion. For information, call 863-357-1694 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.

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