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Wednesday, April 16, 2014 50¢ Plus tax V ol. 105 No. 46 13.29 feetLast Year: 13.64 feet Lake Levels S ource: South Florida Water M anagement District. Depth given i n feet above sea level See page 4 for information about how to contact this newspaper. Special to the Okeechobee NewsRaulerson Hospital holds food driveDuring the month of March, Raulerson Hospital’s Dietary Department conducted a food drive in honor of Nutrition Awareness Month. Members of the Dietary Department presented Bruce Swinford (right) of Big Lake Missions Outreach with the more than 200 pounds of food donated by hospital employees. Sheriff, county of cials meet with Cabinet aidesBy Eric KoppOkeechobee News Okeechobee County Sheriff Paul May and county representatives may have to make at least two more trips to Tallahassee before their budget impasse is resolved. Tuesday, April 15, they went before Florida Cabinet aides to present their respective cases. The sheriff is asking for a budget of $14.8 million, while the county is holding to an offer of $13.4 million. County commissioners have adopted a budget for the Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Of ce (OCSO) of $13.1 million, but last week offered to increase that amount by $334,000. The two entities went before the aides to present their respective cases and answer questions from the four-member board. Each aide represents one Florida Cabinet member. The Cabinet is made up of Governor Rick Scott, Attorney General Pam Bondi, Chief Financial Of cer Jeff Atwater and Commissioner of Agriculture Adam Putnam. In a phone interview Tuesday afternoon, OCSO Major Noel Stephen said the aides asked for some more documents from the sheriff and the county. “The sheriff felt the panel was very receptive of his concern of the threat to public safety (with the lower budget),” said Maj. Stephen. “The panel recommended the sheriff and the board (county commission) continue to try and resolve this issue, which we will do.” The major said they will all return to Tallahassee on Wednesday, May 7, when they will again go before the aides. At the conclusion of that hearing, the aides will nalize their recommendation and present it to members of the Cabinet. Then, if necessary, the sheriff and county representatives will return to the state capital on Tuesday, May 13, Cabinet aides hear budget disputeChurches plan Holy Week services ... Page 10 The Indian River State College Virtual Campus offers expanded opportunities and exibility to earn a college degree. IRSC offers four programs entirely online: the Associate in Arts Degree, Bachelor’s Degree in Organizational Management, Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration and Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing. The Virtual Campus also encompasses hundreds of other online courses and a wide array of online student services. Summer I classes begin May 6, and Summer II classes begin June 24. “The online programs re ect the college’s emphasis on quality and affordabilit y combined with the convenience of online learning,” said Kendall St. Hilaire, Director of the Virtual Campus. “With most IRSC students working, juggling family responsibilities, and attending college at the same time, this expansion of online learning provides increased exibility for them, while opening IRSC offers many college classes onlineSee IRSC Page 5 See SHERIFF Page 5 W restling club does well at tournament ... Page 14 W oman accused of selling stolen goods to recycler ... Page 7 “The panel recommended the sheriff and the board continue to try and resolve this issue, which we will do.”— OCSO Major Noel Stephen

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Special to the Okeechobee NewsHomeowners who put their garbage out the night before the weekly pickup may be asking for trouble. Unless garbage is in a secure trash can w ith a locking lid, it may prove all too tempting for wild animals such as raccoons, coyotes, opossums, skunks, foxes and wild hogs. Some wild animals, such as raccoons, have even been known to open a can with a locking lid. Coyotes and raccoons have proven to have little fear of humans and it is not uncommon to nd them in residential areas in South Florida. When wild animals knock over trash cans and spread the garbage around the neighborhood, it is more than just an eyesore. It could also be a health hazard for humans and their pets. Wild animals can carry diseases such as rabies. Pets that encounter these animals could become infected, and could in turn pass that disease to their owners. Spilled garbage may also attract rodents, which may harbor disease-carrying eas. To avoid attracting wild animals, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission advises residents to use precautions to avoid attracting these nuisance animals. Don't allow your dogs to roam freely, especially at night. Most interactions between dogs and coyotes occur between dusk and dawn. A well-maintained dog fence may help keep wildlife out of your yard as well as keep your dogs at home. Check the bottom of the fence regularly to make sure there are no holes that would allow a coyote or other wild animal to get underneath. Do not leave pet food outside at night as this can attract wild animals. Feed pets indoors or bring in pet bowls after feeding. Secure household garbage in a shed, garage or wildlife-resistant container. Putting garbage is plastic bags in an open garbage can is like ringing the dinner bell for raccoons, coyotes and other wildlife in the area, as well as feral cats and dogs. Clean grills and store them in a locked, secure place. Pick ripe fruit from trees and remove fallen fruit from the ground. Rotting fruit may attract raccoons, hogs and bears, and when they run out of fruit, they will continue to forage for food in the area. Remember, screened enclosures are not secure and will not keep an animal such as a raccoon, coyote or bear out. Garbage, pet food may attract wild animals Today: Cloudy skies. High 77F. Winds NNE at 10 to 20 mph. Tonight: Cloudy skies early will become partly cloudy later at night. Low around 65F. Winds NE at 10 to 15 mph.Extended ForecastThursday: Scattered thunderstorms in the morning becoming more widespread in the afternoon. High near 80F. Winds ENE at 10 to 20 mph. Thursday Night: Thunderstorms likely. Low 68F. Winds ENE at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 80%. Friday: Thunderstorms likely. High 77F. Winds ESE at 5 to 10 mph. Friday Night: Thunderstorms in the evening, overcast overnight with occasional rain. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Available 24/7http://specialsections.newszap.com/SS/Tiles2.aspx?sortby=type&type=Florida View all our online sections in the comfort of your own home or on the go! 2014 Okeechobee County Community Guide S Big Lake Eye Care A Quick Reference Guide for New and Longtime Residents MEET YOURMerantsA Salute to Area Business Availae Oin specialsections. newszap.com Okeechobee NewsSunday, May 26, 2013Special Supplement to Okeechobee County 2013-2014 School Information Guide Featuring: • Superintendent Letter • School Calendar • SCHOOL BUS SCHEDULE • School Listing • Progress Report & Report Card ScheduleCall to Schedule your eye appontment today! 763-3937 606 North Parrott Avenue www.biglakeeyecare.com Big Lake Eye Care Sunshine Car Wash & Details & Furios Wheels Car ShowApril 19, 2014Including cash prizes and trophies for winners in different categories Inscription: 1:00pm „ 4:00pm Location: Behind Texaco Okeechobee on Hwy 70 EastFor more info, call 863.484.3640 or 954.205.0313 Categories € Most Antique Cars € Muscle American Cars € Best Bike in Show And More!Texaco Okeechobee present Always on Top of the JobŽRe-Roofing Specialists€ Metal & Shingle Roofs € Flats & Leaks Repair FREE ESTIMATES863-357-3838State Lic.#CCC1327338 2 Okeechobee News April 16, 2014 Okeechobee Forecast Register for kindergartenThe Okeechobee County School Board will hold kindergarten registration at the following schools: May 5, Central Elementary School 863-462-5077; May 6, Everglades Elementary School 863-462-5108; May 7, North Elementary School 863-462-5100; May 8, South Elementary School 863-462-5087; May 9, Seminole Elementary School 863-462-5116. If your child will be 5 years old on or before Sept. 1, 2014, you should begin gathering the following information, required by law to enter public school: Legal proof of birth date; Up-to-date immunization record; Health exam record that has been completed by a physician since Sept. 1, 2013; and, Proof of Residence such as FP&L statement, OUA statement, etc. Please contact the school your child will attend to schedule an appointment for kindergarten registration. If you do not know which school your child should attend, contact the student services of ce at 863-462-5000, ext. 260.

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 The perfect Earth Day gift.For every pound of wild mahi-mahi you purchase April 10…23, Publix will donate $1 to Sustainable Fisheries Partnership (up to $40,000). publix.com/sustainability 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 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 16, 2014 Special to the Okeechobee NewsHelping people of all ages is very important to Cassie Holt who was awarded her Bachelor’s Degree in Human Services from Indian River State College in December. The Okeechobee resident is using w hat she learned in her degree program every day as the Case Manager Supervisor at Okeechobee County Senior Services. She is in charge of managing funding for the center and oversight of the services provided. “I love that I have the opportunity to help people excel in their lives. They love coming here,” she said. Holt also works at Legacy Behavioral Mental Health Centers w here she is a case manager helping children, adults and their families. A 2007 graduate of Okeechobee High School, Holt, 25, is married with one sixyear-old stepson and expecting another son. Her long-term career plan is to earn a Masters Degree in social work and become a therapist. IRSC offers both two and four-year programs in Human Services. For more information, call 1-866-792-4774 or visit www.irsc.edu. Holt helps others as supervisor at Okeechobee Senior Services Cassie Holt Special to the Okeechobee NewsLeadership of Okeechobee group tours land llWaste Management Community Relations Teresa Chandler and Sr. District Manager Tony Bishop educated the Leadership of Okeechobee group on the daily operations of the land ll, recycling process and the wildlife habitat efforts on-site. The group visited the top of the hill to view the waste operations in action and toured the Organics Compost Facility with Manager Ray Stamper. For more information on the Leadership of Okeechobee program, please call Okeechobee Chamber of Commerce at 863-467-6246. Left to right are Teresa Chandler, John Gurney, Daniel Velez, Rob (D.R. Wilson), Heather Hancock, Russ Brown, Patrick Shepard, Frank DeCarlo, Tiffany Collins, Katherine Sebris, Donna Gaiser, Sharon Johnson, Diane Davies Spires, Sharie Turgeon and Tony Bishop. Fundraiser helps OHS bandPapa John’s restaurant in Okeechobee is helping the Okeechobee High School Band Boosters. Every Thursday, if you order from Papa John’s, they will donate 10 percent back to Band Boosters. This is valid for carry out or delivery. Please be sure to mention you are a supporter of Band Booster Okeechobee High School when placing your order with Papa John’s. You can also order online using promo code: OCSD2014.Ag center open for exerciseUnless an event is taking place, the Okeechobee County Agri-Civic Center grounds are open to area residents for exercise activities such as walking, running, and bike riding. The gate on State Road 70 is open from 7 a.m. until dusk for residents to access the roads and parking lots within the facility. While the county encourages residents to use the grounds for exercise, the staff asks everyone to help keep the facility clean by not littering.

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T een pregnancy If the county of Okeechobee had more t hings for youth to be involved in there probably wouldn’t be a high record of teen pregnancy and or drug/alcohol abuse.  Might I suggest parents spend more quality time with their childreninstead of looking for “community events” to dump t hem off at for free baby sitting at the count y’s expense. By providing them with access t o escape and intervene with unknown others, at events you’re not at with them, only raises the chances of their getting pregnant. Or perhaps, take all the free time these teens have and are “bored’ and let them make an appointment at the Health Department for b irth control, or volunteer at the Pregnancy Prevention Center.  Isn’t it sad the way people do their b est to avoid personal responsibility, instead b laming the county for the problem? We b lame everyone but ourselves.Prostitute Why two stories on alleged prostitute accused of robbery and you didn’t name the v ictim who is also a criminal by law. Why are y ou protecting him? I believe it is unfair reporting. I believe this victim has hired many a prostitute in the past and been robbed before. He knew the chances he was taking so w hy protect him and furthermore why has he not been charged. Editor’s note: The rst s tory did not name a ny names, but simply r eported a man had allegedly been beaten a nd robbed. We ran the follow-up story bec ause an arrest was made in the case. The w oman is accused of being involved in the r obbery. No one was charged in connection w ith the alleged prostitution. W ild animals On the news this morning was a story about a woman in the Orlando area who w as attacked by a bear near her home. W hile Okeechobee County only has bears in the area around the Kissimmee River, there are lots of other wild animals about. I know two people who have seen bobcats and everyone knows there are coyotes even in the residential areas. So it is important that everyone do what they can to avoid attracting wild animals to the residential areas. Do not leave cat food or dog food out at night. Do not put garbage outside unless it is a can that lid that locks securely. A plastic garbage bad will not deter a wild animal.Code violations Why doesn’t the county travel the area for cars and trucks with no tags, grass not mowed and abandoned mobile homes. The city does it and gives out nes. Why can’t the county do the same?  The county doesn’t appear to do anything about code violations unless someone complains — and many people are afraid to complain about a neighbor, since your name will be on the complaint and the neighbor might do something to get even. If the county had a code of cer who could write citations based on their own observations, residents could perhaps just request he review a certain street or neighborhood. This could generate revenue as well as get some of these eyesores cleaned up.  Okeechobee county has two code enforcement of cers that do hand out nes. At a meeting last year the BOCC wanted to hire a third person but was told they didn’t have the money for another full-time employee. The same can be said about the sheriff’s department. Glades county which is half the size of Okeechobee county wrote twice the number of tickets last year compared to Okeechobee County.  Glades County also just handed code enforcement over to the sheriff’s of ce in order to save money on personnel. I’m not sure I want to live in a county that looks to law enforcement to generate revenue. It’s a slippery slope. One man’s eyesore is another man’s castle. If our sheriff’s budget is necessary due to the high number of calls, do we really need our deputies out measuring people’s grass? Where does it end? If your neighbor is serial landscaping offender, there’s probably a reason. Go knock on his or her door and offer (sincerely) to help. People need to stop looking to government to make everything perfect and safe. It never was and it never will be. Individuals have the power to make things better and safer for themselves and their brothers. April 16, 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! Guest CommentaryBy Kevin ConcannonUSDA Under Secretary for Food, Nutrition and Consumer Services As a child, I always looked forward to the carefree joy of summertime. I remember the long days of playing outside at a nearby park until I needed to come home for lunch. Unfortunately, many of our nation’s children do not experience the simple joys of summer. In fact, far too many are left worrying where their next breakfast or lunch will come from when schools are dismissed for summer break. During the school year, about 31 million American children receive school meals through the National School Lunch Program and School Breakfast Program every day. About 21 million of those children receive meals at a discounted rate or for free, based on their family’s income. When summer rolls around, though, only about 3.5 million of these children participate in USDA’s summer meals programs. That means millions of eligible, lowincome children are at risk of going hungry during the summer months. And we know that to thrive and reach their highest potential, children need good nutrition all year long. USDA’s Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) is working to ll this hunger gap for children who qualify for free and reduced price meals during the school year. The program serves free healthy meals to eligible children ages 18 and under, and is made possible through the efforts of national, state, and local partners, including a cadre of energized volunteers. While USDA has worked to increase access to summer meals for low-income children for many years, SFSP began receiving priority attention in 2013. Last summer, USDA employed a new tactic of working with partners to deliver intensive, targeted technical assistance on SFSP in ve states. The result was a historic increase in the number o f meals served, nationwide—7 million more than the previous year! We hope to continue building on last year’s successes with our state and local partners in 2014, and move closer to closing the summer hunger gap. The key to success this year will be expanding the number of sites open for summer meals. We must spread the word to schools, parks and recreation departments, libraries, and faith and other community organizations across the nation; their participation is critical for the continued success of SFSP. The deadlines to become Summer Food Service Program sponsors vary by state, and begin as early as April 15. Program sponsors oversee and provide meals to summer sites. In return, USDA, through the states, reimburses program sponsors for the meals served to children. I’m sure it comes as no surprise when I say that galvanizing hundreds of faith-based groups, civic groups, recreation centers, food banks, schools, other non-pro t organizations, and volunteers takes time, effort and commitment on all sides. For any community that treasures its youth (and I haven’t met one that doesn’t), we must organize now to ght hunger this summer. If you or your organization is interested in helping us reduce the risk of hunger among our nation’s youth, visit our website, www. summerfood.usda.gov. The summer meals outreach toolkit includes sample outreach plans, templates, customizable yers, door hangers, letters to parents, examples of site activities, best practices, and more. State representatives are also available to answer questions and facilitate sponsor enrollment and site registration. This year, let’s work together to make sure every child in our great nation has a hunger-free summer. Summer shouldn’t mean hunger for children

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 5 Okeechobee News A pril 16, 2014 up educational opportunities for other students regardless of their location.” Courses within the Virtual Campus degree programs have been designed by experienced IRSC faculty members using the nationally recognized Quality Matters (QM) instructional design system. The courses are created with a consistent format, so students can easily nd the materials they need and spend their time focused on learning. Anyone interested should apply to Indian River State College, following the Ten Steps to Apply at the top right hand side of the IRSC Home Page at www.irsc.edu. Students applying for the Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing program must hold the Registered Nurse credential. IRSC students can also take advantage o f the following online services: application, registration, course search, college catalog, New Student Orientation, Job Bank, SmartThinking tutoring, RiverLife and more. Visit www.irsc.edu to nd out more or call the IRSC Call Center at 1-866-792-4772. IRSCContinued From Page 1 when they will meet with Cabinet members. “They (Cabinet members) don’t have to follow the aides’ recommendation,” pointed out Maj. Stephen. He went on to say it’s his understanding the Cabinet will then make a nal ruling on the situation. Maj. Stephen said he wasn’t sure when the Cabinet would issue their nal ruling. “I’m not sure if it’s that day or not,” he said. Sheriff May is currently operating his of ce on the $13.1 million spending plan already adopted by commissioners. He receives a ‘draw’ equal to 1/12th of the adopted budget on which to run his of ce. But, because he took a double draw in Januar y of this year, he will run out of money in September and won’t be able to make payroll or pay his vendors. This scal year ends Sept. 30. The $14.8 million sought by Sheriff May is the same budget he had in scal year 201213 and in 2005-06. Accompanying the sheriff and Maj. Stephen to Tuesday’s hearing were OCSO executive assistant Juanita White, OCSO nance supervisor Monica Raulerson and a consultant/attorney who represents the sheriff’s of ce. Representing the county in Tallahassee were commission chairman Frank Irby, county administrator Robbie Chartier and county attorney John Cassels. SHERIFFContinued From Page 1 Gilbert Chevrolet is partnering with baseball in Okeechobee. Gilbert Chevrolet has joined forces with the national Chevrolet Youth Baseball program to provide new equipment, a monetary contribution, invitations to FREE instructional clinics, and an opportunity for community members to earn additional donations for their league via a Test Drive fundraiser. “Youth baseball provides positive and productive life lessons for young people across America, and the Chevrolet Youth Baseball program is an extension of Chevrolet’s commitment to baseball, community and families. Gilbert Chevrolet is bringing that same dedication to youth baseball,” said Kevin Hat eld, eet and commercial manager for Gilbert Chevrolet. “There is nothing more American than Chevrolet and baseball and Gilbert Chevrolet wants to combine America’s favorite brand and favorite pastime together for our families in Okeechobee to enjoy,” added Mr. Hat eld. The year 2014 marks Chevrolet’s Youth Baseball program’s ninth year, and since its introduction has helped aid local teams, bene ting more than 3.5 million young people in communities where Chevrolet’s customers live, work and play. In 2013, more than 1,600 Chevrolet dealers participated across the country. Gilbert Chevrolet will present Okeechobee Baseball with an equipment kit that includes useful items, such as bags, batting tees, catcher’s gear, water bottles and Chevrolet Youth Baseball T-shirts. The sponsorship also includes youth clinics featuring current and former MLB/MiLB players and coaches, and instructors from Ripken Baseball and the Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association. In addition, Gilbert Chevrolet will present a check representing a one-time monetary contribution to Okeechobee Baseball. Sponsored leagues across the country will have the chance to earn additional funds as community members take test drives at their partnering dealership to help support the league. In addition to its commitment to youth baseball, Chevrolet also is the Of cial Vehicle of Major League Baseball™. “Chevrolet vehicles are designed and built for families, so we hope young people and their parents will consider a Chevrolet as an of cial vehicle of their household,” said Mr. Hat eld. For information about Chevrolet Youth Baseball, visit www.youthsportswired.com. Gilbert Chevrolet goes to bat for baseball teams By Charles M. MurphyOkeechobee News Okeechobee high school baseball has come a long way in the last couple weeks. A six-game winning streak improved the team’s record to 10-9 on the season. Included in the streak were victories over Sebring, Avon Park, Fort Pierce Westwood, Centennial, Jensen Beach and Arcadia DeSoto. Okeechobee coaches have been working the entire season to make sure the team is playing its best baseball once the district tournament begins in late April. Okeechobee has quali ed as the #3 seed in the upcoming district tournament. They will play Jensen Beach in the rst round April 22 at 1 p.m. at Port St. Lucie High School, and if victorious, can qualify for a regional game for the rst time in ve seasons. The two teams have split their two games this season. Okeechobee had a tough night Monday as they returned home after a near threeweek absence as they fell to Class 7A Martin County, 12-0. Seniors Matt Reardon and Jeremy Vasquez had two hits apiece as the Tigers jumped out to a 5-0 lead in the rst inning and then added three more in the second for the easy victory. Brad Rowley added an RBI single in a three-run fourth inning. Zack White added a sacri ce y and Scott Husnander singled and scored during the rally. Okeechobee had a hard time against right-hander Kyle McLaughlin who threw ve strong innings for the Tigers. Kevin Coleman and Armando Rodriguez had doubles in the game. Elijah Finney made a tremendous stop on a shot up the middle off the bat of Brain McSoley to start a double play for OHS. OHS baseball team ready for district tournament Special to the Okeechobee News Now that weather and waters are warming, manatees are disbursing into their popular feeding and loa ng areas. To ensure manatee safety, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) law enforcement of cers, along with federal and local law enforcement partners, will be increasing patrols in these areas. This effort coincides with seasonal manatee zones that went into effect April 1 and run through Nov. 15. The speed zones are intended to protect the state’s of cial marine mammal from collisions with boats. Warming weather increases boat traf c too, which is why the FWC also reminds operators of boats and personal watercraft to slow down and watch out for manatees in springs, rivers and Atlantic and Gulf waters. The state’s lumbering “sea cows” are leaving the warmer enclaves such as freshwater springs, power plant out ows and canals, where they spent the winter, and migrating into more open waters. Boaters should pay strict attention to signs that delineate each seasonal manatee protection zone and their boat’s speed. For information on manatee protection zones and maps, go to MyFWC.com/Manatee and select “Protection Zones.” That page contains a link for county maps; select “Click here for maps of these areas.” In addition to obeying speed regulations, boaters and operators of personal watercraft can avoid collisions with these large marine mammals by:  Wearing polarized sunglasses to help spot the creatures in the water;  Watching for large, telltale circles on the water’s surface (manatee footprints) indicating the presence of manatees;  Looking for a snout just above the surface; and,  Slowing down when the presence of manatees is indicated. Boaters and others who nd sick or injured manatees should report the animal and its location to the Wildlife Alert Hotline at 888-404-3922. For more information about Florida manatees, visit MyFWC.com/Manatee, where you can access the Boaters Guide To Living With Manatees brochure. Seasonal manatee speed zones in effect statewide Special to the Okeechobee News/ FWCThe Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission along with area law enforcement of cials will enforce the speed limits for boaters in the manatee protection zones.

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010Obituaries 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.Charles Anthony Bormuth III ‘Tall’, 53OKEECHOBEE — Charles Anthony Bormuth III “Tall” died April 12, 2014. He was born July 5, 1960 in West Palm Beach to Charles Anthony Jr. and Jane Landis Bormuth. A resident of Okeechobee since 1987, he was a concrete nisher. He enjoyed hunting, shing and spending time with his family and friends. He is survived by his wife of 25 years, Rhonda Bormuth; son, Anthony Bormuth; daughter, Cirinna Bormuth all of Okeechobee; three grandchildren, David, Brandy and Rylie; mother and father, Charles and Jane Bormuth; brother, Craig Bormuth (Wilma) all of Palm Beach Gardens; sister, Jody Jacobs (Bill) of Palm City; mother-in-law, Carol Carden of Okeechobee; nephews, Clay Bormuth and J.T. Crews; nieces, J ennifer and Erica Bormuth and Cheyenne Norris. Memorial services will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, April 19, 2014 at Buxton & Bass Okeechobee Funeral Home. In lieu of owers, donations may be made to Hospice of Okeechobee, PO Box 1548, Okeechobee, FL 34973 or the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City, OK 73123-1718. 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.Granvel Todd Grif n, 40OKEECHOBEE — Granvel Todd Grif n, of Okeechobee, passed away on April 12, 2014 unexpectedly. Todd was a devoted family man who was happiest when he was working outside, building buggies, twisting wrenches and spending time with his daughters, nieces and nephews. Todd is survived by his loving wife of 17 years; Cory Grif n of Okeechobee; his beloved daughters, Josianne and Olivia Grif n of Okeechobee; mother, Theta Grif n of Okeechobee; brother, Tommy (Tammy) Grifn of S.C.; brother, Tyler Grif n of West Palm Beach, Fla.; sister, Glenda (Shawn) Smith of Okeechobee; his nieces and nephews, Cameron, Robert, Devin, Faith, Kylee, Alix, Grif n and EJ. And numerous aunts, uncles, in-laws and dear friends. He is preceded in death by his father, Granvel B. Grif n, Aunt Ina Hall, and his beloved dog, Creeper. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. at the Community Church of Basinger on Saturday April 19, 2014 with Pastors Doyle McDuf e and Michael Peppers of ciating. A Celebration of Life BBQ will follow at the families residence, 19682 NW 282nd Street, Okeechobee, Fl. 34972 In lieu of owers, donations can be made to an account at Bank of America to bene t his daughters. Please contact the family for the account number. Arrangements are under the care of Seawinds Funeral Home and Crematory. 3833 SE 18th Terrace, Okeechobee, Fl. 34974Online condolences may be made at Seawinds at Okeechobee. Joseph Rene N. GendreauOKEECHOBEE — Joseph Rene N. Gendreau died April 7, 2014. He was born August 1, 1924 in Fall River, Mass. He proudly served our country in the U.S. Military. A resident of Okeechobee since 1974, he was of the Catholic faith. He was a Hospice volunteer and a Ham Radio Operator. He enjoyed sailing and riding his Harley. Mr. Gendreau is survived by his wife of three and a half years, Norma Jean Gendreau of Okeechobee; two sons, Richard Gendreau (Linda) of Utah and Stephen Gendreau (Vicki) of California; ve grandchildren; and four great grandchildren. No services will be held. 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. Obituaries 6 Okeechobee News April 16, 2014 Search obituaries nationally at E agles to offering dinnerThe Cypress Hut Eagles will serve a dirty r ice dinner by Cheryl on Wednesday, April 16 and tacos on Thursday, April 17, starting a t 5:30 p.m. each day. The public is invited. P roceeds from these dinners go to various c ommunity and national charities. For inform ation, call the Cypress Hut Eagles at 8634 67-1154.Sign-ups set for ShockwavesThe Okeechobee County Recreation Dep artment will hold sign ups for the Shockw aves swim team April 16 from 5 to 6:30 p .m. at the Okeechobee Sports Complex P ool. Registration includes a $15 application f ee and a $60 team fee. Swim suit and meet f ees are not included in the registration fees. F or information, call the pool of ce at 8634 67-7667.OHS will present musicalThe OHS Drama Club will present Disney’s “High School Musical” at the OHS Lecture Hall Thursday, April 17, at 7:30 p.m.; April 19 at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.; and, April 25 and 26 at 7:30 p.m. Adult tickets are $10 and students are $5. Contact Miss Raulerson for information at 863-462-5025.Moose Lodge to host bingoOkeechobee Moose Lodge #1753, 159 N.W. 36th St., invites you to join them for fun in the lodge. Bingo will be held Thursday, April 17 at 1 p.m. and Friday, April 18, at 5:30 p.m. The kitchen will be open Friday from 5 until 7 p.m. Join us on Easter Sunday from 8 until 11 a.m. for our $5 breakfast. Breakfast is open to the public. Proceeds bene t Moose Charities.Bene t aids injured womanA bene t is being held for Eleden ‘Ellie’ Fonseca who was badly injured in an alleged domestic violence situation. Tickets are being sold for $5 each, or ve for $20. The winning ticket will be drawn Thursday, April 17 The lucky ticket holder will win a Yeti 50 cooler, spirits, Gurkha Cigars, cigar cutter, red Solo Cup shot glasses, redneck wine glasses and snacks. For tickets contact: Arlene Durbin at 863-634-4561; or, Mariah Anuez at 863-610-2946. Mrs. Fonseca is the daughter of Angie Rodriguez, who works for the Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Of ce.Pet Rescue plans yard saleA yard sale of donated items will be held Saturday, April 19 from 8:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. to bene t the dogs in our care. Collectibles, household items, like new clothing, glassware, turtle and Indian collectors must see what we have to offer. Proceeds are used to vet, feed and house the dogs we have saved. The shelter of ce is open for the sale of affordable spay/neuter vouchers. Prices depend on the weight of the pet to be spay or neutered. All spay/neuter vouchers include a rabies vaccine. Saturday surgery appointments are also available.Eggstravaganza is April 19An Easter Eggstravaganza will be held Saturday, April 19 from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the Recreation Park on N.W. Sixth Ave., between Los Cocos and the Skate Park. There will be free games and treats. The egg hunt will start at 11 a.m. Bring your own basket. For information, call 863-763-6950.5K Run/Walk plannedA Color Craze 5-K Run/Walk for Life will be held Saturday, April 19 at the Okeechobee County Agri-Civic Center, 4601 S.R. 710 N. Race time is 10 a.m. The registration fee is $50. You can register online or in person at the Pregnancy Center, 808 N.E. Park St. Children 12 and under are free. For information, call 863-467-8748.Project Prom open April 19Project Prom will be open Saturday, April 19 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at South Elementary School, 2468 S.W. Seventh Ave., for teens in need of dresses or suits. All sizes and lengths are available. You must have an Okeechobee High School ID to get a dress or suit. For information, call Tammi Kelly at 772-708-6764 or Kourtney at 863-634-6225. C ommunity Events Brought to you by:Plumbing & Air ConditioningSince 1975 Lic#CAC1817236 Legion has Sunday bingoAmerican Legion 64 will host Sunda y night Bingo on April 20 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 to bene t the American Legion veterans’ programs. The event is open to the public. Club plans Easter breakfastThe Kiwanis Easter Pancake Breakfast will be held Easter Sunday, April 20, from 7 until 10 a.m. at Cowboy’s Restaurant. The menu will include all-you-can-eat pancakes, homemade sausage, freshly-squeezed orange juice and coffee for a $7 donation. All donations are dedicated for children in this county. VFW plans Easter BrunchLadies Auxiliary Buckhead Ridge VF W Post 9528 will hold an Easter Brunch Sunday, April 20, from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. for a $6 donation. Proceeds go to hospitalized and homeless veterans. The public is invited. Call 863-467-2882 for information.

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The following individuals were arrested on felony or driving under the in uence (DUI) charges by the Okeechobee County Sheriff's Of ce (OCSO), the Okeechobee City Police Department (OCPD), the Florida Highway Patrol (FHP), the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) or the Department of Corrections (DOC).  Ronald Dale Vanmetre, 61, S.E. 128th A ve., Okeechobee, was arrested April 11 by Deputy Leland Schoonmaker on a misdemeanor charge of driving under the in uence. His bond was set at $500.  Joshua Scott Raynor, 30, S.E. 28th St., Okeechobee, was arrested April 11 by the Okeechobee Narcotics Task Force on a felony charge of possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine) and a misdemeanor charge of possession of drug paraphernalia. His bond was set at $6,000.  Janet Nichole Raynor, 32, S.E. 28th St., Okeechobee, was arrested April 11 by the Okeechobee Narcotics Task Force on felony charges of possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine) and possession of a controlled substance (alprazolam), and a misdemeanor charge of possession of drug paraphernalia. Her bond was set at $11,000.  Jimmy Alan Cox, 30, N.W. 34th Ave., Okeechobee, was arrested April 11 by the Okeechobee Narcotics Task Force on a felony charge of possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine) and a misdemeanor charge of possession of drug paraphernalia. His bond was set at $6,000.  Christopher Charles Lein, 27, S.E. 26th St., Okeechobee, was arrested April 11 by Deputy Cody Hurst on a St. Lucie County warrant charging him with the felony of failure to appear aggravated battery by strangulation. He is being held without bond.  Jason Thomas Taifer, 28, Rhapsody Way, Royal Palm Beach, was arrested April 12 by FWC Of cer Christopher Douglas on a felony charge of trespassing on property while armed. His bond was set at $5,000.  Robert William Guare, 50, Bensel St., West Palm Beach, was arrested April 12 by FWC Of cer Christopher Douglas on a felony charge of trespassing on property while armed. His bond was set at $5,000.  Rosalia Teresa Garcia, 25, S.E. 33d Terrace, Okeechobee, was arrested April 14 by Deputy Tammy Sera ni on an amended DOC warrant charging her with the felony of violation of probation interference with custody. She is being held without bond.  John Bernard McNeil, 25, N.E. 13th Ave., Okeechobee, was arrested April 14 by the Okeechobee Narcotics Task Force on felony charges of sale of a controlled substance (cocaine) and possession of a controlled substance (cocaine) with intent to sell. His bond was set at $60,000. 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 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Walpole Feed & Supply Co. DE W O R MYO U RCA T T L ETH EEA S YWA YWI T HOU RNE WSA F E-G U A R D C C a t t l e C u b e s S a f e g u a r dM o l a s s e s B l o c k s S a f e g u a r dM o l a s s e s S t o p I n F o r D e t a i l s Hwy. 98 N. Okeechobee 7 6 3 6 9 0 5 Many newspaper owners have a hidden agendaŽ „ whether it is political, economic or to promote the publishers cronies. Not us. Were owned by a unique non-profit journalistic trust. Our ONLY mission is to provide the information and understanding citizens need to make intelligent decisions about public issues. In doing so, we strive to report the news with honesty, accuracy, fairness, objectivity, fearlessness and compassion. How are we doing? Let us know by emailing feedback@newszap.com or calling your editor.Community Service Through Journalism 7 Okeechobee News A pril 16, 2014 By Eric KoppOkeechobee News A man and a woman w ere arrested late last w eek after detectives from the Okeechobee Narcotics Task Force executed a search warrant and found a number of prescription tablets. Arrested Friday, April 11, w ere Richard Marvin Chapman III, 28, and Scharlett Rose Yates, 32. Both were arrested on a felony charge of possession of a controlled substance (alprazolam) without a prescription and a misdemeanor charge of possession of drug paraphernalia. According to the Okeechobee County Jail web site both Chapman and Yates are being held there on bond. An arrest report indicated task force detectives served the search warrant on a Southeast 47th Terrace home Friday morning. During that search detectives allegedly found 17 alprazolam pills in a cigarette package. The pills were reportedly found in a bedroom nightstand, along with Chapman’s wallet. Other items allegedly found in that same nightstand were several used syringes, lters and spoons that contained an unspeci ed residue. The report goes on to indicate neither Chapman nor Yates own the home. Prior to the execution of the search warrant the Special Response Team from the Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Of ce entered the home and secured Chapman and Yates, along with two other people in the home. Report: Pair had pills but no script Richard Chapman III Scharlett Yates By Eric KoppOkeechobee NewsAn Okeechobee woman is being held on $117,000 bond following her arrest for allegedly stealing items then selling them to a local recycling center. Teresa Lynn Ledbetter, 45, U.S. 441 S.E., was arrested April 12 on felony charges of burglary of an unoccupied dwelling (three counts), grand theft, dealing in stolen property and giving false information to a secondary metals recycler. She was also charged with two misdemeanor counts of petit theft. She is being held in the Okeechobee County Jail. Ledbetter was arrested Saturday on a warrant by Deputy Cody Hurst, of the Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Of ce (OCSO). OCSO Detective John Fisher applied for and received the arrest warrant. According to probable cause statements outlining the basis for the warrant Detective Fisher stated Ledbetter entered the home and a shed of another woman and took several white goods. Those items included: a washing machine; a microwave oven; an air conditioner; and, a clothes dryer. While the air conditioner had a value in excess of $300, the other items were all valued at amounts less than that. The theft of items valued at $300 or more is a felony, while the taking of items valued less than that is a misdemeanor. The detective’s probable cause statement then states Ledbetter took those items to the local recycling center and sold them. Transaction paperwork allegedly stated she made a false claim of ownership to the facility when she sold the items. That probable cause statement does not indicate how much Ledbetter was apparently paid for the items. W oman accused of selling stolen goods to recycler Teresa Ledbetter

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 M. Fernanda Cuellar, RPT PHYSICAL THERAPYCONNECTION• Comprehensive Care for Back & Neck Pain • Joint Stiffness/Pain • Facial & Body Paralysis/Stroke Rehab • Post Surgeries & Joint Replacements • Auto, Work and Personal InjuriesThe relation between you and wellnessŽ 414 NW 3rd St • Okeechobee (P) 863.824.0499 • (F) 863.824.0511 www.physicaltherapy-connection.comWe accept most insurances 8 Okeechobee News April 16, 2014  A Grand Opening for Abney Building & Consulting was held on April 10, and W es would like to thank all who attended this event for their support and well wishes. Wes is a fourth-generation resident of Okeechobee; he attended & graduated from Okeechobee High School (Go Brahmans!) and later obtained his Associate of Science in Building Construction technology from Indian River Community College (or IRSC). Sometime after completing his schooling he went to work for the family business Abney & Abney Construction. Wes excelled at many positions during his time there from 1988-2009 and completed countless projects such as the Chamber of Commerce Building, Ford Motor Company, Okeechobee Health Care, etc. You can contact Abney Building & Consulting at 863-532-9074.  The Chamber of Commerce will hold its monthly Chamber Business After Hours on Tuesday, April 29, from 5 to 7 p.m. at OK Corral Gun Club, 9449 N.E. 48th St. This is an excellent opportunity to get to know your local business people and build lasting relationships in a professional environment. So don’t miss the opportunity, RSVP NOW via the chamber calendar.  Have you been considering starting a business, but getting it started feels overw helming? Where do you start? How can you get started on the right path? We’ve assembled a team of area professionals to provide you 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. and determine if starting a business is right for you. Okeechobee Chamber of Commerce, 55 S. Parrott Ave. 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 come available in the community and in the chamber. Please remember to RSVP for each of the above events to reserve your spot. If you are interested in SPONSORING any of the chamber events, please contact Mariah at 863-467-6246 or info@okeechobeebusiness.com. I look forward to seeing you at our events!! Executive Director Antoinette Rodriguez 863-467-6246 antoinette@okeechobeebusiness. com Chamber of Commerce News Special to the Okeechobee NewsThose celebrating the grand opening of Abney Building & Consulting included Mark Bragel, Okeechobee Main Street board member, Brown Cow Sweetery owner Paulette Bragel, Antoinette Roeriguez, Chamber of Commerce of Okeechobee County executive director, Ailin Perez, owner Wes Abney, Mayor Jim Kirk, City Councilman Dowling Watford, John Gurney, Chamber Business Development chair, City Councilman Clayton Williams, Frank DeCarlo, Chamber ambassador; (left to right, back) Bill Dover, Chamber board member, Terry Burroughs, Chamber president, Elvie Posie, Business Development board member. Special to the Okeechobee NewsColor Craze run planned SaturdayThe Pregnancy Center of Okeechobee is nalizing plans for their upcoming Color Craze run on Saturday, April 19, at the Okeechobee Agri-Civic Center. To sign up, stop by the Pregnancy Center of Okeechobee located at 808 E. Park Street (in the shopping plaza with Popeye's and Family Dollar), in Okeechobee.

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 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 ORTHOPAEDICS 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 W hen you are sick or need to see a doctor, you likely do not feel or act like your normal healthy self. Whether you are experiencing fatigue, dizziness, nausea, or a host of other symptoms, y our ability to thoroughly communicate about your condition and comprehend the doctors medical advice may be compromised. This is just one reason w hy it is bene“ cial to have an existing relationship with a Primary Care Provider, before you actually need one. Another bene“ t to having an existing Having a Primary Care Provider is important, even if you are healthyhave your cholesterol levels checked, just imagine how your schedule will be affected if you suffer a heart attack? Another reason people give for not visiting a doctor annually is that they are worried about what the doctor, lab results or a screening may reveal. Ignorance is not bliss, when it comes to your health. Studies have shown that early detection and treatment are critical to a successful outcome, whether the diagnosis is breast cancer, diabetes or heart disease. A very popular reason for many people to avoid scheduling a wellness visit is uncertainty regarding the cost and how to pay for the visit. Yet, many insurances, as well as Medicare, often include an annual wellness visit in their bene“ ts. Contact your insurance provider to learn if annual wellness visits are included in your health plan. If you have a healthcare question or need help “ nding a doctor, Raulerson Hospital provides a free 24/7 ConsultA-Nurse hotline: 863-763-9228 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 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 relationship with a Primary Care Provider is having a baseline point of reference for your physical health (for example your weight, cholesterol & blood pressure). This knowledge, as w ell as you and your familys medical history, can help promote an accurate diagnosis and help proactively monitor patients risk factors. Generally a patients overall comfort level and con“ dence in their physician is increased when the patient has an existing relationship with the physician. W ith this increased con“ dence, comes trust. When patients know and trust their physician (vs. meeting the physician for the “ rst time when they are sick or need healthcare) patients can more easily and openly communicate ALL of their health and w ellness concerns. Certainly patient outcomes bene“ t when physicians have the whole picture of their patients health. One of the reasons people give for not proactively seeing a doctor is their lack of time. If you think you are too busy to Paging all doctors and medical practitioners! Advertise your usiness here! Call 863.763.3134 today for more info! 9 Okeechobee News A pril 16, 2014

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 REHAB THERAPY/ NURSING HOME We Love to We Love to Care! Care! 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Board Certified Optometrists Silviano Matamoros, M.D. Board Certified Eye Physician & Surgeon UROLOGY DAVID A. SIGALOW, M.D.Board Certi“ ed In UrologySpecializing in: € Adult & Pediatric Urology € Bladder & Kidney Infections € Impotence/Implants € No Scalpel Vasectomy 215 N.E. 19th Dr. • Okeechobee 863-763-0217 Available Now!The 2013 – 2014 Medical Information Guidespecialsections.newszap.com Pastor David & Linda Robertson along with Fountain of Life ChurchPresent EASTER WEEKEND 19TH & 20TH OF APRILSATURDAY 6:30 PM SUNDAY 9:00 AM & 11:00 AM 1302 SW 32ND ST. OKEECHOBEE Nursery available Infant to 4 years For more information call: 863-763-8945 10 Okeechobee News April 16, 2014 Okeechobee’s traditional Sunrise Service on the lake will be held Sunday, April 20, at 6:30 a.m. at the Lock 7 pier, under the direction of the Okeechobee Ministerial Association A choir composed of members of many area churches will lead the singing. A love offering for a local charity, taken each y ear, will this year go to Habitat for Humanity. Handicapped parking is reserved near the stage area. Peace Lutheran Church has several events planned for Holy Week. On Thursday, April 17, there is a soup and sandwich supper at 6 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall followed by worship with Holy Communion at 7 p.m. On April 18, Good Friday, there is a special worship service at 7:30 p.m. On April 20, Easter Sunday, there will be an Easter Sunrise Service at 6:30 a.m. on the church grounds. Easter breakfast will be served after the Sunrise Service. Easter Celebration at Peace Lutheran Church will be on Easter Sunday at 10:30 a.m. Everyone is cordially invited to these special worship services. 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. On Easter Sunday, April 20, the adult choir of the First United Methodist Church w ill 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. Oakview Baptist Church 677 SW 32 Street, will have a Good Friday Service on April 18 from 12:15 – 12:45 p.m. There will also be a Worship Service on Easter Sunday, April 20 at 10:30 a.m. Everyone is welcome. If you have any questions please call 863763-1699. Cowboys for Christ of Basinger will meet Thursday, April 17, at the Basinger community center. A covered dish supper will begin at 6 p.m., followed by services at 7 p.m. Terry and Sharon Choate will be the featured guests. For more information call 863-7632285 everyone is invited. Calvary Chapel of Okeechobee will host a Good Friday prayer and praise service at 7 p.m. and Easter Sunday service at 10 a.m. with children’s Easter Egg hunt to follow. If you have any questions please contact us at 863-467-0863. 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. 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 863-8010184, or Connie Phillips at 863-763-8929. 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, call 863-357-4418. 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. The Gathering hosts “Joy in the Mourning” a grief support group and bible study for anyone who has lost a loved one, through death or divorce. All are welcome to attend. The support group will meet every Monda y at 6 p.m. and Tuesday at 2 p.m. at 1735 S.W. 24th Ave. For more information, call Gale at 863-623-8504. Every Monday morning, 8 a.m. at Hampton Inn, there is a Bible study It is free i f you don’t eat, or you can have a great breakfast for only $5. Brandon Tucker and Pastor Jim Benton are the speakers. For information, 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. Note: An Okeechobee Church Directory is now available at Florida.Newszap. com with addresses and service times fo r local churches, or go to www.newszap. com/okeechobeechurches. Send additions or corrections for the online directory to okeenews@newszap.com, or l l out the form provided on the website. The Okeechobee News welcomes news from area churches for this weekly column. Email okeenews@newszap.com. Local churches plan Holy Week, Easter services

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 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 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 11 Okeechobee News A pril 16, 2014 Special to the Okeechobee News/ YMSYMS Students of the weekYearling Middle School Students of the week for March 14 are: Cayal Boney, Devonte Luellman, Corey Coleman, Tippen Padgett, Brendon Durfee and Precint Wiggins. Special to the Okeechobee News/ SESSouth Elementary Students of the WeekCongratulations to the Students of the Week at South Elementary School for the week of March 28. They are: Haley Woodard, Jillian Stokes, Kaiden Tinajero, Kali Morse, Diana Reyes, Brian Holtkamp, Vanessa Castro, Colton Staton, Arianna Trejo, DJ Trent, Justin Gatliff, Alexis Childs, JD Oden, Amanda Nash, Mellicha Vasser, Ashley Phares and Ramiro Rodriguez. Pet of the WeekPrime, a Catahoula leopard dog mix, is available for adoption at Okeechobee Humane Society/Pet Rescue on Highway 98, next door to the Livestock Market. For more information, contact Humane Society Pet Rescue Florida, at 863-357-1104. To see more available animals, go to pet nder.com. Homes are also needed to "foster" animals who are waiting for a permanent adoptive home.Special to the Okeechobee News/ 4-H Picture Perfect Photography Club

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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 SalesHospice of Okeechobee Yard Sale ONE DAY ONLY April 16 (Wednesday) 8:00 a.m. to Noon ALL CLOTHING 50% off We Buy Estates Antiques, Collectibles, Household, Tools, Jewelry and etc. Call 863-697-8906 Employment Full TimeDRIVERS: $5,000 Sign-On Bonus! Great Pay! Consistent Freight, Great Miles on this Regional Account. Werner Enterprises: 1-855-517-2488 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. MECHANIC 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 Need a few more bucks to purchase something deer? Pick up some extra bucks when you sell your used items in the classifeids. One mans trash is another mans treasure. Turn your trash to treasure with an ad in the classifieds. Employment Full Time RN Nurse Manager RN/LPN Nurse Manager with Pediatrics Exp. needed full time at Dr. Fred Brown Health Ctr in Okeechobee. Must have current FL RN or LPN license. Administrative/ Management experience required with strong leadership skills. Bilingual Spanish/English prefd. Competitive salary & excel. bene ts. Fax resume to (863) 357-2991 or e-mail hr@fchcinc.org EOE/DFWP. 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! How do you find a job in todays competitive market? In the employment section of the classifieds 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 Part Time Retired Professional Looking for a part time appointment generator, preferably mechanical exp., customer friendly, to work at sales booth in a big box store. Please call 863-385-2665 or send resume to info@advancedairsebring .com Love the earth Recycle your used items by selling them in the classifieds. How fast can your car go? It can go even faster when you sell it in the classifieds. Buying a car? Look in the classifieds. Selling a car? Look in the classifieds. Looking for a place to hang your hat? Look no further than the classifieds. When doing those chores is doing you in, its time to look for a helper 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. AppliancesFRIGIDAIRE 3YRS OLD, LIKE NEW, VERY CLEAN, ALMOND COLOR, 18 CUBIC FT., $250.00 O.B.O, & MOTORCYCLE SADDLE BAGS & SOME ACCESSORIES MAKE OFFER. CALL 863-357-0344 Miscellaneous*CRAFTSMAN RIDING LAWN MOWER, LIKE NEW, $600.00 *WASHER & DRYER, LIKE NEW, $400.00 CALL 863-532-0234 Pets/SuppliesTWO MALE RAZOR EDGE BLUE PIT PUPPIES, REGISTERED, 14 WEEKS OLD $300.00 CALL 863-634-4407 ApartmentsNW OKEE: 2 BR 1.5 BA. Apt. available on quiet street. Pets welcome. $675 month, 1st, last & $500 security. Also available 2BR, 1 BA for $600 mo. 1st, last & $500 sec. 561-346-1642. Houses RentADORABLE: In Town, Okeechobee, 2BR, 2BA, Washer/Dryer, Screen Porch. Lawn Service. Non Smoking. Small pet okay. $750 mo. 1st, last & $500 sec. dep. (941) 504-3954 OKEECHOBEE Beautiful ranch setting, 2/1 -$515.00 and 3/2 $620.00. Newly updated 12 miles NE of town center. Lawn, pest, trash and water included. Move-in Special Call for details M-F NO PETS 863.467.9800. Office Space Rent “Next to Court House” Commercial Space 500 SF and up First month rent free 863-467-0651 Waterfront RentalsWATERFRONT IN BUCKHEAD RIDGE, NICE 3/2, LARGE ROOMS, CENTRAL AIR, 1 CAR GARAGE. $900.00 PLUS SECURITY 1147 4TH ST. 561-968-4018 Lots SaleCANAL LOT: In Taylor Cove. Located at 309 SE 8th St. w/lake access. 50’x150’ $18,000 or best offer. Call 239-898-7084 Mobile Home RentBUCKHEAD RIDGE 2bd./2ba Dble Wide. $500 mo. plus sec. No pets. Call 863-763-4031 NICE CLEAN Newly Renovated 1bd & 1ba home in nice quiet small adult park, small dog okay, Security required. 239-246-6301 Mobile HomeSale3 BR, 2 BA Doublewide w/ screen patio, carport, utility shed in 55+ park. $24,900 Lot rent $235 mo. 561-723-6355 FOR SALE OR LONG TERM LEASE, 2BD/2BA ON BEAUTIFUL RENTAL LOT. DOCK WITH DIRECT ACCESS TO THE LAKE. 217-521-9718 FOR SALE PARK MODEL W/LARGE FLORIDA ROOM, STORAGE SHED, WASHER/DRYER, 3YR OLD A/C, DISHWASHER, CEMENT DRIVEWAY. EXCELLENT SHAPE, VERY CLEAN. FOR MORE INFO CALL 863-697-3760 OR 863-801-1267 Grab a bargain from your neighbors garage, attic, basement or closet in todays classifieds. Mobile HomeSale Palm Harbor Homes limited time offer! $5K towards any exterior package. We have 24 wide, 26, 28 & 30 wide homes. 3 stock units reduced 26K, Homes from the $60’s plantcity.palmharbor.com or 800-622-2832 Boats10 Foot, Fresh Water Fishing Boat w/Trailer & electric motor. Never been used due to poor health. Must sell. $900 or best offer. (772)340-4369 Campers/RVsWanted all Travel Trailers, Motor Homes and Fifth Wheels. Any Condition, Cash paid on the spot Call 941-347-7171 AutomobilesToyota Celica GTS, 2000 Runs great, cold air, awesome sound system, 117 k miles, silver w/ bl k leather Asking $5,000 obo call or txt 561-222-7852 Autos WantedCASH FOR CARS No Title Needed, Any Condition. 268junk.com Located in Okeechobee Call (863)268-5865 Your new home could be in todays paper. Have you looked for it? 12 Okeechobee News April 16, 2014

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Pickup Trucks02 F-150 KING RANCH, EXC. CONDITION, GARAGE KEPT, LOADED. MUST SEE TO APPRECIATE $9,000 CALL 863-824-6108 Public NoticePUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT THE FOLLOWING COMMITTEES OF THE DISTRICT BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF INDIAN RIVER STATE COLLEGE WILL MEET TUESDAY, APRIL 22, 2014, IN ROOM 302 OF THE ADMINISTRATION BUILDING AT 3209 VIRGINIA AVENUE, FORT PIERCE, FLORIDA 34981-5596. FINANCE & AUDIT COMMITTEE 2:15 P.M. CLARK ADVANCED LEARNING CENTER COMMITTEE -2:30 P.M. ANY PERSONS SEEKING TO APPEAL THE DECISIONS OF THE BOARD WITH RESPECT TO ANY MATTER CONSIDERED AT SUCH MEETING WILL NEED A RECORD OF THE PROCEEDINGS, AND FOR SUCH PURPOSE MAY NEED TO ENSURE THAT A VERBATIM RECORD OF THE PROCEEDING IS MADE. 464949 ON 4/16/2014 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 23rd 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 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). 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 Public Notice Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 47-2013-CA-000010 U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION Plaintiff, v. DAWN PAWLEWICZ; ROBERT ROTH; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF DAWN PAWLEWICZ; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF ROBERT ROTH; UNKNOWN TENANT 2; UNKNOWN TENANT 1; AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST THE ABOVE NAMED DEFENDANT(S), WHO (IS/ARE) NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIM AS HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, LMNORS, CREDITORS, TRUSTEES, SPOUSES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS; Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to the Summary Final Judgment of Foreclosure entered on March 26, 2014 in this cause, in the Circuit Court of Okeechobee County, Florida, the clerk shall sell the property situated in Okeechobee County, Florida, described as: THE WEST 1/2 OF THE WEST 1/2 OF THE NORTH 1/2 OF THE SOUTH 1/2 OF TRACT 26, LYING AND BEING IN SECTION 27, TOWNSHIP 34 SOUTH, RANGE 33 EAST, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 4, PAGES 3A-D INCLUSIVE OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA; TOGETHER WITH THAT CERTAIN 2001 PALM HARBOR MANUFACTURED HOME ID #PH0912567AFL AND PH0912567BFL SITUATED THERE. a/k/a 18950 N.W. 258TH ST., OKEECHOBEE, FL 34972-6988 at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash, in the Jury Assembly Room on the Second Floor of the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, located at 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida, on May 14, 2014 beginning at 11:00 AM. If you are a person claiming a right to funds remaining after the sale, you must le a claim with the clerk no later than 60 days after the sale. If you fail to le a claim you will not be entitled to any remaining funds. Dated at Okeechobee, Florida, this 27th day of March, 2014. SHARON ROBERTSON CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT BY: Sandra L. Creech DEPUTY CLERK DOUGLAS C. ZAHM, P.A. 12425 28TH STREET NORTH, SUITE 200 ST. PETERSBURG; FL 33716 EFILING@DCZAHM.COM Fax No. (727) 539-1094 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) 8074370 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. 464742 ON 4/16,23/2014 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.: 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 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. Public Notice LEGAL NOTICE A public auction will be held at B M J Towing, Inc. Lot at 414 South Parrott Avenue, Okeechobee, Florida 34974 on FRIDAY THE 2nd day of MAY, 2014 from 10:00-11:00 A.M. Pursuant to Florida statue 713.78 for unpaid towing and storage. Year, Make, Model & Vin’s as follows: 1995 FORD THUNDERBIRD 2 DOOR 1FALP62W8SH191027 1977 CHEV PICK UP CCL447A161702 1667 CHEV BLU 166477L132233 1988 CHRYSLER NEW YORKER LANDAU 1C3BU6636JD144779 2001 DODGE GRAND CARAVAN SPORT 2B4GP44G31R158927 1992 COACH 2GBJG31K7N4105652 Terms of sale are cash, and no checks will be accepted. The seller reserves the right of nal bid. All sales are nal. No refunds will be made. Said automobiles will be sold in “AS IS” with no guarantees. 464946 ON 4/16/2014 Public Notice 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 LEGAL NOTICE A public auction will be held at B M J Towing, Inc. Lot at 414 South Parrott Avenue, Okeechobee, Florida 34974 on FRIDAY THE 25th day of APRIL, 2014 from 10:00-11:00 A.M. Pursuant to Florida statue 713.78 for unpaid towing and storage. Year, Make, Model & Vin’s as follows: 1995 FORD THUNDERBIRD 2 DOOR 1FALP62W8SH191027 1977 CHEV PICK UP CCL447A161702 Terms of sale are cash, and no checks will be accepted. The seller reserves the right of nal bid. All sales are nal. No refunds will be made. Said automobiles will be sold in “AS IS” with no guarantees. 464918 ON 4/16/2014 Public NoticeIN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 19TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 472013CA000055CAAXMX NATIONSTAR MORTGAGE LLC Plaintiff, V S. BRETT QUINLIN; et al; Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated March 19, 2014, and entered in Case No. 472013CA000055CAA XMX, of the Circuit Court of the 19th Judicial Circuit in and for OKEECHOBEE County, Florida, wherein Nationstar Mortgage LLC is Plaintiff and BRETT QUINLIN; KIMBERLY QUINLIN; UNKNOWN PERSON(S) IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY; are defendants. I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash IN THE JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM ON THE 2ND FLOOR OF THE OKEECHOBEE COUNTY JUDICIAL CENTER, at 312 N.W. THIRD STREET, OKEECHOBEE in OKEECHOBEE County, FLORIDA34972,at 11:00A.M. ,on LEGAL NOTICE Public Auction will be held at Johns T owing Service storage lot located at 704 Northeast 2nd Avenue, Okeechobee, Florida 34972 on APRIL 25, 2014 at 9:00 A.M. Pursuant to Florida Statute 713.78 for unpaid towing and storage charges. Year, make, model and VIN are as follows. 1990 LINCOLN TOWNCAR VIN #1LNLM81F9LY707649 1997 DODGE GRAND CARAVAN VIN #1B4GP54L8VB370990 2001 MERCURY SABLE VIN # 1MEFM53U51G627391 T erms of sale are cash, and no checks will be accepted. Seller reserves the right of nal bid. ALL SALES ARE FINAL! NO REFUNDS WILL BE MADE! Said automobiles will be sold in “As Is” condition with no guarantee’s. 464943 ON 4/16/2014 13 Okeechobee News A pril 16, 2014 the 7th day of May, 2014 the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: LOT 3 AND 4, BLOCK 22, NORTH WEST ADDITION TO OKEECHOBEE, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 1, PAGE 25, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA.A person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must le a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated this 27th day of March 2014. SHARON ROBERTSON As Clerk of said Court BY: Sandra L. Creech As Deputy Clerk Florida Rules of Judicial Administration Rule 2.540 Notices to Persons With Disabilities If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Corrie Johnson, ADA Coordinator, 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. 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 de ed. Tanpri kontakte Corrie Johnson, Coordinator 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. File No.: 12-08034 NML 464740 ON 4/19,23/2014 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 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 ROBERTSON 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 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. CASE No. 472010CA000362CAAXMX BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., PLAINTIFF, VS. JEREMY D. SMITH, ET AL. DEFENDANT(S). NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to the Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated January 7, 2014, in the above action, I will sell to the highest bidder for cash at Okeechobee, Florida, on May 14, 2014, at 11:00 AM, at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 2nd Floor, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd St., Okeechobee, FL 34972 for the following described property: LOT 4 AND THE EAST 20 FEET OF LOT 5, BLOCK 7, SOUTHWEST ADDITION TO OKEECHOBEE, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 2, PAGE 7, PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. Any person claiming an interest in 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 the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must le a claim within sixty (60) days after the sale. The Court, in its discretion, may enlarge the time of the sale. Notice of the changed time of sale shall be published as provided herein. DATED: January 10, 2014. SHARON ROBERTSON Clerk of Court BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk of the Court Gladstone Law Group, P.A. 1499 W. Palmetto Park Road, Suite 300 Boca Raton, FL 33486 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 at 772-807-4370, 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986 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. 460219 ON 4/16,23/2014 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, 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 Judg-ment, 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 COUR T BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Cler k 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 Puzzle on page 15

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Special to the Okeechobee News On April 5, seven members of the Okeechobee Wrestling Club team traveled to Veira and participated in the AAU Veira Invitational tournament. All seven members placed in the top four in their weight divisions. Okeechobee Wrestling Club members who took honors include): Kallen Pineiro, fourth place; Greg Hernandez, rst place; Matthew Lanning, rst place; Alex Hernandez, third place; Cody Deloney, third place; Presten Pineiro, rst place; and Travis McKenna, second place. Okeechobee Club Wrestling was started to give local youth from ages 518 the opportunity to learn wrestling technique and to travel to wrestling tournaments. In the past three years, four OHS wrestlers made it to the state tournament,. Three of those wrestlers were also members of the Okeechobee Club Wrestling team. The Okeechobee Club Wrestling Team practices on Tuesday and Thursday nights from 6-8 p.m. in the High School gym, anyone interested in participating or sponsoring Okeechobee Club Wrestling can contact coach Bruce Jahner or coach Jonathon Kemp at 863-697-3264. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Good news about your business? Your civic group? Your community?Tell your own story! 100 words and one photo for only $25!Publish Your News today!Just visit www.newszap.com, click on your community, and then on the link for Publish Your News. 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! 14 Okeechobee News April 16, 2014 Local mat club members place high in AAU event Special to the Okeechobee NewsOkeechobee Wrestling Club members who took honors include (left to right, back row): Kallen Pineiro, fourth place; coach Jonathon Kemp; Greg Hernandez, rst place; Matthew Lanning, rst place; Alex Hernandez, third place; (front row) Cody Deloney, third place; Presten Pineiro, rst place; Travis McKenna, second place. By Charles M. MurphyOkeechobee News Marisa Casimir ran for a 29-yard score and Jade Visser threw a touchdown pass as the Treasure Coast Titans defeated Okeechobee High School 20-7 in ag football action Monday in Port St. Lucie. OHS coach Kenny Buckner said the team played hard and continues to work on execution of their plays, "We played a little better but our youth is making it dif cult." Defensive coordinator Jimmy Mills said the team was in position to win the game as the score was tied, 7-7 at the half and was 14-7 after the third quarter but couldn't get into the end zone. "We pressed too hard and threw an interception that was returned for a touchdown. W e missed one of our receivers who didn't play and missed a couple of other players," he said. Treasure Coast is a strong program this y ear and they will be the #1 seed in the District Tournament later this month. Okeechobee will have to match up with the Lady Titans in the rst round. "All of the teams on our schedule this y ear are beatable. Our record (2-6) does not re ect the talent we have. We just need to control the game more on offense and limit the big plays we give up on defense," he added. Mills pointed out that in ve of the six losses, Okeechobee was competitive and could have won the game. He said the girls are getting closer to success. "We are still hurt by some injuries and there are some girls who are in positions they are not accustomed to playing," he added. The girls will celebrate senior night next Monday, April 21, at 5 p.m. against St. Lucie West Centennial. The Okeechobee Lady Brahman softball squad geared up for their district tournament with a strong performance at the Greyhound Classic in Vero Beach last weekend. Okeechobee defeated Treasure Coast 6-5 and Eau Gallie 1-0 during the tournament. OHS coach Mary Huff was pleased that the team did well despite some rain outs and a depleted roster. Several key players couldn't play on Saturday which gave the coaches a chance to use some of the younger players to see how they respond to competition. "I have always told the girls that we have a versatile and talented team and anyone on the bench can beat anyone at any time. They did an amazing job at this tournament," she added. Huff was proud of the fact that her team rallied from a 3-0 de cit to Treasure Coast to win. Kaylen Fulford had a strong tournament and Khrysta Herndon broke out of a slump at the plate to assist the offense. Kelli Chapman also enjoyed a strong tournament for OHS. "One thing that I can say is our hitting is de nitely coming around. We put up runs every inning and have done a really good job of making things happen in clutch situations," she added. Mound ace Jordan Lawlis threw both games for Okeechobee and let her defense make some plays behind her. Huff said the girls are also ready for the district tournament and are pumped for the chance to get redemption against South Fork, who has defeated them twice this year. "All we get is one shot and teams are looking to send people home. South Fork wants to end our season and I think we are de nitely going to take this personal," she added., Okeechobee Sports News in Brief

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SEYMOUR, Attorney at Law 863-467-1894 An Aordable Way to Advertise! email: okeeadsales@newszap.com Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice 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 R. 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 15 Okeechobee News A pril 16, 2014the Circuit Court of the 19th Judicial Circuit in and for Okeechobee County, Florida, wherein SEACOAST NATIONAL BANK, is the Plaintiff and TIMOTHY 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 ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITH-IN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Corrie Johnson, ADA coordinator, 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port 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. 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