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Wednesday, May 14, 2014 50¢ Plus tax V ol. 105 No. 58 See page 4 for information about how to contact this newspaper. F i r e d a m a g e s Fire damages h o m e home ... Page 2 Teen reportedly threatens to kill neighbor ... Page 7 Man accused of raping and threatening womanBy Eric KoppOkeechobee News An Okeechobee man is being held on bond following his arrest for allegedly beating, raping and holding a woman against her will in his pickup truck. According to Detective Kelley Margerum, of the Okeechobee City Police Department (OCPD), Jeremy Lamont Jones took the woman to his home and went so far as to douse the woman’s hair with cleaning uids and threatened to light it on re. He then forced the victim to x him something to eat, added the detective’s report. After eating some hot dogs, Jones passed out, and the victim was able to escape. Jones, 27, N.W. 17th Ave., was arrested May 8 on felony charges of kidnapping, aggravated battery and sexual battery. He is being held in the Okeechobee County Jail on a $1.5 million bond. Detective Margerum stated after the victim escaped she found a friend who took her to Raulerson Hospital. The detective indicated the victim’s eyes were bruised and swollen, her forehead was swollen and there were marks all over her face, arms, back and legs. The victim had also been struck with a tire iron and burnt with a glass pipe in which Jones was smoking crack cocaine while he drove around in his 2011 Ford crew cab pickup, the ‘You’re going to die today’ By Charles M. MurphyOkeechobee News Larry Davis has come a long way from ying crop dusters in Belle Glade as he is now the helicopter pilot that serves the Florida Forest Service (FFS) Okeechobee district. Mr. Davis is a U.S. Army veteran, who began to y in the Army back in 1977. He trained rst at Fort Carson, Colo., then had an opportunity Helicopter crew ready to ght grass res Okeechobee News/ Charles Murphy (Left to right) Larry Davis, helicopter pilot, and John Henneman, mechanic, are part of a team that is vital to protecting Okeechobee from large brush res. Freedom Ranch hosts Veterans Appreciation Day ... Page 3 12.86 feetLast Year: 13.53 feet Lake Levels S ource: South Florida Water M anagement District. Depth given in feet above sea level See JONES — Page 5 Jeremy Lamont Jones Special to the Okeechobee News/ Florida Forest ServiceForest Service helicopters scoop up water from any available source to ght brush res. See FOREST — Page 5 O l d f a s h i o n e d Old fashioned r e v i v a l revival ... Page 11

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The Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) in partnership with the Okeechobee County School District, Treasure Coast Food Bank and Waste Management is hosting a county wide food drive on May 14 and 15. Blue bins have been placed at all ten Okeechobee County Schools to collect food for residents of Okeechobee. The goal is to establish a food pantry at each school and provide food year-round to registered families in need. The public is encouraged and welcome to drop off non-perishable foods to any of the school’s main of ces during the kick-off event. Ten volunteers, age 55 or older are also needed for a few hours on Friday, May 16, to sort through the food, lunch will be provided. If you are interested in volunteering or for more information on the food drive, please contact Marco Cuevas or Michelle Perkins at 863-484-2907. RSVP is a federally funded program o f The Corporation for National and Community Service with local community support. RSVP of Okeechobee kicks off county food drive By Charles M. MurphyOkeechobee News Approximately $50,000 in property damage was done after a blaze at 1559 S.W. 35th Circle on May 7 that was quickly extinguished by Okeechobee County Fire/Rescue. The re report from EMT Randall Boyer said the call came in as smoke coming from the roof of a residence at about 6:20 p.m. Three re units and seven re ghters responded and found re coming from the attic of the residence. They attacked the re through the front door and quickly put out the ames. The resident, Alan Hufford, reported that he was watching television when the smoke alarm sounded. He noticed smoke and called 9-1-1 while exiting the building. There was no report of any injury. The State Fire Marshal was contacted to investigate the cause of the blaze. Fire crews were able to contain the damage to the living room and one bedroom and the attic above them. Fire crews were on the scene for about three hours. Today: Scattered thunderstorms in the morning, then mainly cloudy during the afternoon with thunderstorms likely. High 84F. Winds ESE at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 80%. Tonight: Scattered clouds with the possibility of an isolated thunderstorm developing overnight. Low 71F. Winds SE at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 30%Extended ForecastThursday: Scattered thunderstorms in the morning, then mainly cloudy during the afternoon with thunderstorms likely. High 83F. Winds S at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 90%. Thursday Night: Thunderstorms in the evening with some fog possible overnight. Low near 70F. Winds WSW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 90%. Friday: Sunshine and clouds mixed. High 82F. Winds NW at 10 to 15 mph. Friday Night: A mostly clear sky. Low near 60F. Winds N at 5 to 10 mph. Saturday: Sunny. High 84F. Winds NNE at 10 to 15 mph. Always on Top of the JobŽRe-Roofing Specialists€ Metal & Shingle Roofs € Flats & Leaks Repair FREE ESTIMATES863-357-3838State Lic.#CCC1327338 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 Do-it-yourself publishing at Newszap.com Wedding, engagement, birth, graduation, birthday and anniversary announcements in print and online! Publish your community news item or press release. Get 100 words and one photo for only $25Visit www.newszap.com, click on your community, and then on the link for Publish Your News 2 Okeechobee News May 14, 2014 Okeechobee Forecast Fire damages home in southwest Okeechobee Special to the Okeechobee NewsLeft to right, R.S.V.P. Project Director Marco Cuevas, Okeechobee County Schools Director of Operations, Dale Barrett and Waste Management Community Relations, Teresa Chandler prepare for the food drive.

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By Charles M. MurphyOkeechobee News Several hundred people took time to honor the veterans that protect our freedoms at the Fourth Annual Veterans Appreciation Day held Saturday at the Freedom Ranch in southeast Okeechobee. The event included presentations from v arious groups that assist veterans in the region. Visitors were invited to a free barbecue lunch presented by Alpha Ministries and w ere able to take part in swamp buggy tours of the property and treated to a rodeo and cowboy presentation. Each of the veteran’s organization in attendance was given the opportunity to explain their mission and give a presentation on how they serve veterans and the community. Commander of VFW Post 4423 Ron Price, told the crowd that the VFW is much more than a social club and bar and that they have served the country since May, 1936. He said each year they provide over 13 million volunteer hours to the nation. Some of the activities include a soup kitchen and v olunteer work at hospitals. VFW volunteers also assist veterans ll out forms so they can receive the bene ts they are entitled to. They also work to stimulate interest in American History with a variety of scholarships and contests for the youth. There are plans underway to hold a Memorial Day Parade in Okeechobee in 2015 that will honor veterans of World War II and the Korean Con ict. Other agencies on hand for the event included Disabled American Veterans, the Vietnam Veterans of America, the Veterans Administration, and the Jupiter Vet Center, the Post Traumatic Syndrome clinic in Port St. Lucie, and the South Florida National Cemetery. The event was hosted by John Glenn of Alpha Ministries and Freedom Ranch. Spectators also got to tour a Hewey helicopter that has over 2,000 combat hours from the Vietnam War. Armed Forces Day is Saturday, May 17. Elected of cials on hand included Sheriff Paul May, County Commissioner Bryant Culpepper and City Councilman Mike O’Connor. All three are veterans who served the United States. Also in attendance was Okeechobee County Veteran Services Of cer Betsy Grinslade. V eterans honored at Freedom Ranch 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 7 6 3 6 9 0 5 Y Y o u r L a r g e s t F e n c e P o s t S u p p l i e r i n S o u t h F l o r i d a 7 6 3 6 9 0 5 T h e W o r k s A l l S i z e s P o s t s S t a p l e sG a u c h o A l l i g a t o r F e n c eW a l p o l e F e e d & S u p p l y C o 7 6 3 6 9 0 5 Hwy 98 N. Okeechobee 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! 3 Okeechobee News May 14, 2014 Okeechobee News/ Charles MurphyAn honor guard from West Palm Beach was on hand for a 21-gun salute to veterans Saturday at Okeechobee’s Freedom Ranch. Okeechobee News/ Charles MurphyVFW Post 4423 Commander Ron Price explained what the Veterans of Foreign Wars does for the community at the fourth annual Veterans Appreciation Day event.

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Courthouse security If G4 is contracted for the security in the Indian River and St. Lucie County courthouses, and we are in the same judicial district, I don’t think the judges should have a problem with the level of security. They would have the same level of security here that they have in Indian River and St. Lucie counties. It’s the same judges. Surely, Okeechobee County is not more dangerous than St. Lucie and Indian River. I often wondered why the c ounty tax payers had to pay for two people t o sit in the front lobby of the courthouse on days court is not in session. We don’t have s ecurity guards and metal detectors in other c ounty buildings. We didn’t have front lobby guards at the old county courthouse at all.  The one thing I don’t mind seeing done is the courthouse’s security being returned t o the tutelage of the county commissioners. I would suggest they need to keep c lose in mind the issue which was brought out during the meeting, that the bailiffs are only responsible for the judge’s safety and s ecurity, and if anything were to get violent or tear loose at the courthouse, the city police should be dispatched as their units will b e closer. The courthouse sits within the city limits and within the police department’s jurisdiction.  I think they probably only need the metal detectors on the days when court is in sess ion. I can see they might be worried about s omeone wanting to get revenge themselves if a defendant is found not guilty, or maybe help a defendant escape. But on days when t here is no court, that building is not more at risk than any other county building. They don’t have metal detectors at the tax of ce or the old courthouse where county commission meets.Shopping bags My wife and I use canvas shopping bags for grocery shopping and the drug store. Today, when doing our grocery shopping, I did not see one grocery cart with canvas bags. Instead their carts were lled with plastic bags. Most of the plastic will probably end up in the trash. They can be recycled by bringing them back to the store and put them in a recycle bin they have inside the store. The store has the canvas bags for sale at each check out. Let’s see if more people will use them and save our environment.County jail Well it looks like the Board of County Commissioners will have to run the jail, so they will have a chance to get a rst hand look at how it operates and what it takes to keep it safe. It might all work out. Other counties do it that way. For example, Orange County does. The key to make sure they keep quali ed people in place and not just give jobs to someone’s cousin or brother-inlaw.Entertainment The county commissioners should be doing more to make this county more attractive and to bring things here for people to do. People leave town because there just isn’t much to do here. Look at Belle Glade. They have the beautiful Dolly Hand Center and they get all kinds of entertainment there. Why can’t we have something like that?Taxes In regard to the proposal for a franchise fee on the electric bill, I do see some good in that. It would be fair because everyone would pay it. Right now about half or more of the population does not pay property tax and it is killing this county providing services to so many people who do not share the cost. I think they should go ahead with the franchise fee, but lower the ad valorem tax a little, just enough to offset that fee for the average homeowner. And they should cap the franchise fee at a set monthly amount so they don’t hurt the businesses that use a lot of power. Even if every home is only kicking in $10 a month, it would make a big difference as so many pay nothing at all now. Airport businessWith all the county budget problems, why do the G.O.B.s on our county commission continue to do everything possible to kill business at our OBE airport? They have raised the tax on avgas to discourage people from other areas. OBE now has the highest priced avgas in the area, when it used to be the cheapest. It’s a lot more than the prices at Gilbert Oil and Pahokee airport. They discouraged a ight school by throwing an impact fee at them. Because ying costs in other countries are so high, half the students at a Ft. Lauderdale (FXE) school are foreigners. It’s cheaper for them to come here, live in hotels, and eat in restaurants than getting ight training in their own country. A hotel near FXE airport rents dozens of rooms to them. The have acres of empty land at OBE, which could be used for light industry (paying taxes). Hangar space is hard to nd. Sheltair Co. built dozens of T-hangars at FXE and rents them out (paying taxes). An airport, with excellent dual runways, properly managed, could be a gold mine to this town. As it’s now run, there are no mechanics, no parts store, no ight school, almost no taxes coming in. The airport does have a restaurant and a dog pound. How much tax do we get from that? Note to nonying homeowners and county commission: taxes from airport business could ease the burden on all of us. Aviation is no w over 110 years old. There is no excuse for ou r commission to keep our airport in the 1930s. Sincerely, Capt. Jerry L. Farquhar Delta Air Lines, retiredThanks to allOn March 7, we were able to have a Fish Fry Fundraiser to bene t Walter Morgan and his family (traveling, hotel and other expenses). W e would like to thank the following businesses for their contributions that made the Fish Fr y Fundraiser a successful event, of which 100% o f the money raised was able to go straight to th e Morgan’s. CJ’s Wholesale, Okeechobee Fish Company, Pogey’s Family Restaurant, Golden Corral, Popeye’s Chicken & Biscuits, Lightsey’s Fish Co. & Seafood, Wal-Mart Supercenter and Publix Supermarket. We would also like to thank the volunteers that helped make the lunches and deliver them, to include the Okeechobee Police Department, the Okeechobee City Fire Department, and th e Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Of ce and thei r C.O.P.s. Thank you, Kelley Margerum May 14, 2014 4 Okeechobee News OPINION Public Forum/Speak Out Letters to the editor Editor: Katrina Elsken Circulation Manager: Dee Gaudin Publisher: Tom ByrdSpeak Out has moved online, where i t is quicker and easier to share your i deas and converse with others. Go to w ww.newszap.com, click on the comm unity name and your local or state P ublic Forum. There, you can create n ew topics or comment on existing t opics. What follows is a sam pling of s ome of the discussions currently taki ng place. Thanks for participating!  The Chamber Concealed Weapon Permit class will be conducted on Thursday evening May 15, beginning at 7 p.m. at the chamber. The class will last approximately two hours. Range quali cation will take place on Saturday, May 17. You will be instructed where to meet on Saturday during the Thursday evening class. You may use your own weapon or you may use the weapon we provide you during quali cation. The cost of the class is $40 which must be paid in advance. You may sign up by clicking on register online at www. okeechobeebusiness.com. You may pay for the class online with a credit card or stop by the chamber and pay for the class with a check or cash. Those people who sign up and do not pay in advance will not be guaranteed a seat in the class.  Have you been considering starting a business, but getting it started feels overwhelming? Where do you start? How can you get started on the right path? We’ve assembled a team of area professionals to provide 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., Okeechobee, FL 34974. Please call Antoinette Rodriguez or Mariah Parriott at 863-467-6246 to RSVP! That will conclude the chamber events for this month; however, we encourage you to check out our community calendar at www. okeechobeebusiness.com for more events as they become available in the community and in the chamber. Please remember to RSVP for each of the above events to reserve your spot. If you are interested in SPONSORING any o f the chamber events, please contact Mariah 863-467-6246 or info@okeechobeebusiness. com. I look forward to seeing you at our events!! Executive Director Antoinette Rodriguez 863-467-6246 antoinette@okeechobeebusiness. com Chamber of Commerce News

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By Eric KoppOkeechobee News A man arrested late last week for allegedly assaulting and raping an Okeechobee w oman has nine prior arrests that range from simple battery to aggravated assault w ith a deadly weapon, yet he’s only been to court on two of those charges. Jeremy Lamont Jones, 27, was arrested Thursday, May 8, on felony charges of kidnapping, aggravated domestic battery and sexual battery. He is being held in the Okeechobee County Jail on a bond of $1.5 million. Last year Jones, of a N.W. 17th Ave. address in Okeechobee, was arrested on misdemeanor charges of battery and resisting a law enforcement of cer without violence. He was later released from jail on $16,500 bond. But, because of last week’s arrest, that bond has been revoked and Jones is now being held without bond on those November 2013 charges. In a Tuesday, May 13, interview with Assistant State Attorney Ashley Albright it was learned Jones has avoided going to court on various felony charges because the victims or witnesses have decided to not press charges. It used to be the state could use “excited utterances” by a victim and prosecute a defendant even if the victim chose not to press charges or failed to show up for court. Examples of excited utterance would include a victim’s statements taken immediately after an event. But, that law has been changed and prosecutors can no longer prosecute a case without a victim. In checking Jones’ criminal history it was discovered he has been arrested: four times for felony battery; once on a felony aggravated assault with a deadly weapon charge; and, twice on felony aggravated battery charges. In each one of those cases the charges were dropped. And, in six of those cases the charges were dropped because the victim either decided not to prosecute or failed to show up for meetings with the state attorney. Mr. Albright said in one case, the victim’s mother actually witnessed the attack on her daughter but would not testify. Information on why charges were dropped in the seventh case could not be found because it was no longer in the computer system at the state attorney’s of ce. Those cases led against Jones dated back to 2007. As an example of how Jones has avoided prosecution, he was arrested Feb. 21, 2012, on felony charges of aggravated assault and aggravated battery. In that case he reportedly battered the female victim by punching her in the head, then hitting her in the head with the handle of a screwdriver. According to the arrest report, he then made her get on the oor and he urinated on her. He also reportedly burned her with a cigarette. Mr. Albright said those charges were eventually dropped because the victim failed to show up for any state attorney hearings. She also would not answer letters sent to her or return phone calls from his of ce. “How can I go in and prove a case if my victim won’t cooperate? I can’t,” said the prosecutor. Jones was convicted on a felony charge of battery with great bodily harm in 2007 and on a misdemeanor battery charge in 2006. In that 2006 conviction, Jones was sentenced to three months in the county jail with a credit of 24 days for time he had already served. In the 2007 case, he was found guilty and sentenced to 18 months in prison with credit for the nearly 14 months he had already served in the county jail. As to the November 2013 case, Mr. Albright said Jones has yet to go to court on those charges. But, as with the other cases, the battery charge has already been dismissed because the victim won’t prosecute. So, the case has been transferred to count y court where Jones will face a misdemeanor charge of resisting a law enforcement of cer without violence. When asked about Jones’ most recent arrest, Mr. Albright said it’s too early in the proceedings and he hasn’t had a chance to speak with the rape victim to see if she is going to prosecute her alleged attacker. 5 Okeechobee News May 14, 2014 detective pointed out. The detective’s report indicated the alleged incidents began on April 9 when the v ictim was at Jones’ home where he was reportedly smoking crack cocaine. He apparently became paranoid and started to hit the 115-pound victim. Detective Margerum’s report stated Jones took the woman outside where he threw her to the ground. She apparently landed in an ant hill and suffered ant bites on her back. At this point, added the report, he was hitting her in the face and kicking her. The 5-foot-8, 180-pound, Jones then literally picked her up and threw her into the rear seat of his pickup, with her legs behind the driver’s seat and her head behind the front passenger seat. As he was driving, he w as allegedly smoking crack in the glass pipe and he would touch the hot pipe to the v ictim’s legs. “You’re going to die today. Bitch, you’re going to die today,” he reportedly told her. Detective Margerum indicated in her report that Jones laughed when he threatened to kill the victim. As he was driving he reportedly reached back to touch the victim in a “romantic” manner but she jerked away from Jones, which angered him even more. He then drove to the Okeechobee County Sports Complex w here he raped her, stated the report. He later returned to his home where he grabbed the victim and took her into the kitchen and demanded she x him something to eat, stated the detective. Jones then picked up a bleach bottle and poured the liquid on the woman and then sprayed a yellow liquid onto her hair, continued Detective Margerum. Jones then produced a cigarette lighter but the victim reportedly began ghting with her attacker and was able to get the lighter from him. She then xed Jones some hot dogs and he passed out in his bedroom. While he was asleep, she ed the home. Detective Margerum stated the victim woke up around 4:30 p.m. and was taken to the local hospital by her friend. The female friend apparently told the detective she saw the victim at her house, so she walked over to the woman’s car. “I then walked over to the car and saw her crouched down in the driver’s seat — face swollen and eyes black,” the friend reportedly told Detective Margerum. “I opened the door, she started crying. I said ‘it’s me. It’s going to be OK. I’m going to take you to the hospital, get you help.’” She went on to say her brother carried the victim to her car so she could take the woman to the hospital. “She cried the whole way there, saying ‘I’m scared.’ If you touched her, she would cringe,” said the friend to the detective. Jones was not arrested until May 8 because Detective Margerum and other members of law enforcement were unable to nd him. According to records at the Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Of ce, Jones was out of jail on bond when the alleged rape occurred. He had been arrested Nov. 7, 2013, on misdemeanor charges of battery second or subsequent offense and resisting a law enforcement of cer without violence. His bond on those charges was set at $16,500. On Tuesday, May 13, jail records indicated that bond had been revoked and Jones is now being held without bond. See related story, “Past charges dropped when victims failed to testify” at the top of this page. JONESContinued From Page 1 to join ight school at Fort Rucker, Ala., and later trained at Fort Hood, Texas. He has also own oil rigs in the Gulf of Mexico and for Florida Crystals as an executive transport. “It is very gratifying working to put out res and to help the ground guys put out res, protect homes and people, there’s a lot of boredom in the job but overall the res we do put out make it worth it,” he said. Mr. Davis said this is a hot spot for wild res because there is a lot of fuel for res. “We have palmettos, sable palms and things that are very highly ammable. The vegetation during dry seasons creates oil that burns hot and very rapidly, it is totally different than the environment out west.” Mr. Davis’ largest re was one along I-95 in Palm Bay a few years ago. A number of homes were endangered. The re had been set by an arsonist. The helicopter can reach most res in the district within 10 to 15 minutes. They use whatever water sources are available, ponds, lakes, canals, etc. Mr. Davis said they drop the bucket that carries 320 gallons of water, let it ll up and then use the water to ght the blaze. “We use any body of water we can nd and get to. Our rangers on the ground put in a lot of hours, with very low pay, and need to be commended for what they do,” he added. The helicopter they y is a 1964 US1H that they believe ew combat missions in Vietnam. The helicopter was received by the then Division of Forestry after Hurricane Andrew. It was modi ed in California to a super Huey with a bigger engine, larger landing gear and with other improvements. Every 100 hours it is inspected for possible repairs. Mechanic John Henneman is in charge of keeping the helicopter airborne. He works out of a hangar at the Okeechobee County airport. Mr. Henneman has been with the Forest Service for four years. He began as a mechanic with the U.S. Coast Guard where he worked for 23 years. He has served in such places as North Carolina, Puerto Rico, Mobile, Alabama, New Orleans and Los Angeles, and has own over Antarctica. He was sworn into the Coast Guard by his father Gerry Henneman who was a commissioned of cer. He grew up around the Coast Guard and always had an interest in aviation. He realized the importance of having a good mechanic when he ew helicopters that were often 100 miles off shore in the middle of the night. “I try to make sure everything is just right in the helicopter and that it is fully air worthy. If something is wrong, I won’t let it leave the ground even if there is a re. Aircrafts are replaceable but pilots are not,” he added. Mr. Henneman said he has enjoyed living and working in Okeechobee after man y years working in the hustle and bustle o f South Florida. He said he is very proud o f the work he does for the FFS. “The aircraft and crew do a great mission. If it can’t get airborne it all falls on me,” he explained. FFS spokesperson Melissa Yunas said the community is very fortunate to have the helicopter locally based because it can respond quickly to large res. She noted it is often the celebrity at these res as she recounts times where residents sit in lawn chairs to watch the helicopter work. She said it helps protect the re ghters and tractors that can sometimes get bogged down in pastures, wetlands and other remote areas. There are seven helicopters in the state assigned to the FFS. FORESTContinued From Page 1 Past charges dropped when victims failed to testify Special to the Okeechobee NewsThe helicopter bucket carries 320 gallons of water.

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Cypress Hut Eagles host dinnerOn Wednesday, May 14 the Cypress Hut Eagles, U.S. 441 S.E., will serve pork chop dinners. Thursday, May 15, is tacos at the bar. The public is invited. For information, call the Cypress Hut Eagles at 863-467-1154.Eagles serving steak dinnerFraternal Order Of Eagles Aerie #4137, 9985 U.S. 441 N., will host bingo on Wednesday, May 14 at 6 p.m. They will serve a 16oz. ribeye dinner with your choice of baked or sweet potato, garlic bread, salad and dessert on Friday, May 16, from 5:30 until 9 p.m. Entertainment will be provided by: Hard Country Band from 7 until 11 p.m. All proceeds go to support charities of the Fraternal Order of Eagles #4137. Come enjoy great food, entertainment and great people. Public welcome! For information, call 863763-2552.Moose hosting bingoOkeechobee Moose Lodge #1753, 159 N.W. 36th St., invites you to join them for bingo on Friday, May 16 at 6:30 p.m. On Monday, May 19, they are serving tacos from noon until. On Wednesday, May 21, come for wing night from 5 until 7 p.m. Bingo is on Thursday, May 22, at 1 p.m. Lunch will be available for a small charge. Bingo on Friday, May 23, starts at 6:30 p.m. Proceeds bene t Moose Charities.Healthy Start group to meetThe Okeechobee Healthy Start Coalition will meet Friday, May 16 from 2 until 4 p.m. at the First Baptist Church of Okeechobee's Fellowship Hall, 401 S.W. Fourth St. The meeting is open to the public. The coalition is part of a statewide network responsible for planning and implementing services for pregnant women and infants. The coalition is made up of citizens interested in promoting healthy families and healthy outcomes for babies in Okeechobee. For information, contact executive director Kay Begin at 863462-5877.OHS hosting Hershey’s eventThe Hershey's Track and Field games will be held Friday, May 16, at 9 a.m. at the Okeechobee High School, 2800 N. U.S. 441. For more than 35 years, the games have inspired youth ages 9-14 to be their best while having fun with every run, jump and throw. For information, call 863-763-6950.Lincoln Day event slatedYou are invited to attend the Republican Party Lincoln Day Dinner and Clay Shoot. The keynote speaker will be Florida Commissioner of Agriculture Adam Putnam. Also in attendance will be U.S. Representative Tom Rooney, State Senator Denise Grimsley and State Representative Dr. Cary Pigman. The date is Saturday, May 17, at the OK Corral. Clay shoot begins at 1:30 p.m. and dinner is at 5:30 p.m. For tickets and information, call 863-532-2482.Swim team has fundraiserThe Okeechobee High School swim team will host a fundraising golf tournament Saturday, May 17 at the Blue Heron Golf Club, 1925 S.E. Ninth Ave., from 8:30 a.m. until noon. This is one of the biggest and most important fundraisers held by the swim team. The goal of this fundraiser is to keep the cost as low as possible for the families involved in OHS swimming. For information, call 610-945-8337.Historical group meets May 19The Okeechobee Historical Society will meet Monday, May 19 at noon with a covered dish luncheon in the museum building on U.S. 98 N.Cheerleader sign-ups setOCRA STORM competitive cheerleaders, ages 5-18, will hold sign-ups for the 2014-15 season Monday, May 19 through Thursday, May 22, from 5:30 p.m. until 7 p.m. All signups will be held at the sports complex. The cost is $100 and you must have a copy of the child's birth certi cate. Call 863-697-3211 after 5 p.m., or 863-634-0515 for information.Bene t set for Eddie CasonOkeechobee Quarters for a Cause is hosting its monthly quarter auction Tuesday, Ma y 20, at the American Legion, 501 S.E. Second St., bene tting Eddie Cason who has stage-4 colon cancer. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. Come out and help support and bring lots o f quarters. We're looking for new vendors. For information, call Christy at 863-697-1247.Youth grid registrations setOkeechobee Youth Football and Cheerleading registrations will be held at Golden Corral Restaurant, 700 S. Parrott Ave., Saturday, May 24 from 9 a.m. until noon. Children ages 4 to 14 may sign up. The registration fee is $75 per athlete. For information, call 863-801-9229.Tobacco Free meeting May 28The Tobacco Free Partnership of Okeechobee County meeting will be held Wednesday, May 28, at noon. The meeting will be held in the Thompson Fellowship Hall at the United Pentecostal Church, 405 S.W. 10th Ave. This quarter we are highlighting a guest speaker, Mike Hopkins, an Okeechobee native and the retired Okeechobee County Fire / Rescue chief who is battling cancer from smokeless tobacco. This meeting is open to current Partnership members and anyone interested in tobacco prevention. Lunch will be provided. For information, call 863-8018277. Obituaries should be submitted to t he Okeechobee News by e-mailing o bits@newszap.com. Customers may also r equest photos and links to online guest b ooks. A link to the obituaries is available at w ww.newszap.com.Ethel Ann Lewis, 71OKEECHOBEE Ethel Ann Lewis died Sunday, May 11, 2014. She was born January 16, 1943 in Chicago, Illinois. A resident of Okeechobee for eight years, she enjoyed going to the Buckhead Ridge Community Center and spending time with her grandchildren. She also enjoyed playing on the computer and board games. Ms. Lewis is survived by her sons, Al Lewis (Ginger) and Keith Lewis all of Okeechobee; daughter, Ann Morrissey (Dan) of University Park, Maryland; and six grandchildren. No services will be held at this time. 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.Loretta L. Snow, 85OKEECHOBEE Loretta L. Snow died Monday, May 12, 2014. She was born April 30, 1929 in Danv ille, Illinois to Albert Leroy and Zilpha Mae W oodrum Lansaw. She was a print shop owner having come to Okeechobee from Las Vegas in 2011. Ms. Snow was preceded in death by her son, Richard; daughter, Marcia; and both parents. She is survived by her loving exhusband, Lloyd Snow, who was her caregiver; three sons, Robert (Kerry), Lloyd and Evan; three daughters, Linda Tomasek (Wayne), Carol Lathrop and Janet Snow; several grandchildren and great grandchildren. No services will be held at this time. Those wishing to leave a message of condolence may sign the register book at www. OkeechobeeFuneralHome.com All arrangements are entrusted to the direction and care of the Buxton, Bass and Conway families of the Buxton & Bass Okeechobee Funeral Home, 400 North Parrott Avenue, Okeechobee, Florida, 34972. Please be aware there is a high price dierence between the two James W. Young, Founder Seawinds F uneral Group3833 SE 18th Terrace Okeechobee863-357-7283okeechobeeseawinds.com Cremation ...............$495 Cremation & Chapel Service ...............................$870 Traditional Cremation (includes rental casket) $2,495 Traditional Funeral & Burial ..............................$1,995 Graveside Service ..$1,495We are not af“liated with Bass-Buxton Funeral Home Obituaries 6 Okeechobee News May 14, 2014 Search obituaries nationally at http://www.legacy.com Community Events Brought to you by:Plumbing & Air ConditioningSince 1975 Lic#CAC1817236

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In this age of exploitive and trashy media, were proud to be different. We believe in operating and publishing our newspaper as a public trust. Fulfilling our public trust requires that we try to bring out the best in our community and its people. We seek the highest common denominators, not the lowest. We dont engage in gutter journalism. We know we can achieve success on the high road. How are we doing? Let us know by emailing feedback@newszap.com or calling your editor.Community Service Through Journalism 7 Okeechobee News May 14, 2014 By Eric KoppOkeechobee News A man apparently at fault for causing a three-car accident on U.S. 98 N. last week remains in a Fort Pierce hospital. It was learned Tuesday, May 13, that Salomon DeJesus Serrano, 20, N.W. Sixth St., Okeechobee, is currently being kept in the trauma-intensive care unit at Lawnwood Regional Medical Center. Serrano ran a stop sign at the intersection of N.W. Fourth Street and U.S. 98 North shortly after noon Friday, May 9, said Deputy A drian Rogers of the Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Of ce (OCSO). Deputy Rogers stated in his accident report that Serrano was traveling east on N.W. Fourth Street at a high rate of speed when he ran the stop sign and was struck by a 2013 Chevrolet driven by Cristina Nicole Prescott, 25, of Sebring. Ms. Prescott was southbound on the two-lane highway, indicated the report. The 2007 gray Dodge automobile driven by Serrano then traveled into the northbound lane of U.S. 98 North and ran head-on into a 2013 black Kia being driven by Irving Maldonado Caraballo, 42, of a S.E. Aneci St. address in Port St. Lucie. A passenger with Serrano, Stacey Taylor Chambers, 18, of Okeechobee, was transported to Raulerson Hospital with minor injuries. Mr. Caraballo was taken to Raulerson Hospital with an unspeci ed injury to his left arm, stated the crash report. According to the report, Ms. Prescott was uninjured. Deputy Rogers went on to state in his report that Serrano was at fault for the crash and will be cited for failing to stop at the stop sign and for driving while his license is suspended. The deputy said Serrano will receive those citations upon his release from Lawnwood. Three car crash on U.S. 98 leaves one hospitalized By Eric KoppOkeechobee News A 19-year-old Okeechobee man is being held on bond after he reportedly hit his father and threatened to kill his neighbors with a hammer. Anthony Joe Vitella, N.W. 106th St., was arrested Saturday, May 10, on two felony counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and misdemeanor charges of battery and criminal mischief. Vitella is being held in the Okeechobee County Jail on $11,000 bond. An arrest report by Deputy Cari Arnold, of the Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Of ce (OCSO), stated the problem started around 6 p.m. Saturday when Vitella’s girlfriend wanted to leave the home. Vitella’s father came home and apparently found his son and the girl arguing. At some point Vitella “went crazy,” stated the report, and his father called for his neighbors to come help him get his son under control so the girl could leave. Once the girl left the home, Vitella allegedly turned his anger toward the neighbors. He reportedly began to scream at them and threatened to kill them. The neighbors left and returned to their home. Vitella then went to the home of the neighbors and continued to yell at them and threaten them. The teen left, but returned with a hammer and yelled to the neighbors he was “... going to kill them and beat their brains in,” stated the deputy’s report. According to the report, a witness to the situation said Vitella was yelling at the male neighbor and telling him to “come and get you some of this hammer!” The teen’s father apparently took the hammer from his son and tossed it over a fence. Tired of the teen’s threats, the male neighbor grabbed a shotgun and ordered Vitella to leave, stated the deputy. As the teen was leaving he allegedly tore up a mailbox belonging to the neighbors. Deputy Arnold went on to explain in her report that this was not the rst time Vitella had become violent toward his father. But, one of the neighbors reportedly told the deputy they feared this was going to be “... the time that Anthony actually killed someone.” Teen reportedly threatened to kill neighbors Anthony Vitella The following individuals were arrested on felony or driving under the in uence (DUI) charges by the Okeechobee County Sheriff's Of ce (OCSO), the Okeechobee City Police Department (OCPD), the Florida Highw ay Patrol (FHP), the Florida Fish and W ildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) or the Department of Corrections (DOC).  Reba Lynn Osceola, 24, Reservation Road, Okeechobee, was arrested May 8 by the Okeechobee Narcotics Task Force on an Okeechobee County warrant charging her w ith the felony of possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine) and the misdemeanor of possession of drug paraphernalia. Her bond was set at $6,500.  Marshall Allen Eng, 21, S.W. 23rd St., Okeechobee, was arrested May 8 by Deputy Elbert Kline on a DOC warrant charging him w ith the felonies of violation of probation burglary of an unoccupied structure (four counts). He is being held without bond.  Laron Savonte McNeil, 22, N.E. 15th St., Okeechobee, was arrested May 9 by the Okeechobee Narcotics Task Force on a felony charge of possession of a controlled substance (cocaine) and misdemeanor charges of possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of marijuana under 20 grams. His bond was set at $35,000.  Ana Maria Rodriguez, 25, N.E. 15th St., Okeechobee, was arrested May 9 by the Okeechobee Narcotics Task Force on a felony charge of possession of a controlled substance (cocaine) and misdemeanor charges of possession of marijuana under 20 grams and possession of drug paraphernalia. Her bond was set at $7,000.  Robert Ashford Hair, 26, S.R. 710, Okeechobee, was arrested May 9 by Deputy Corporal Aric Majere on an Okeechobee County warrant charging him with the felony of possession of a rearm by a convicted felon. His bond was set at $10,000.  Mark Glen Deschamps, 45, N.W. 47th Terrace, Okeechobee, was arrested May 10 by Deputy Nathaniel Mitchell on a DOC warrant charging him with the felonies of violation of probation driving while license suspended and violation of probation driving under the in uence with three priors. He is being held without bond.  Roger A Wolfe, 55, Basin St., Lorida, was arrested May 10 by Deputy Matthew Grumbling on a felony charge of driving while license suspended habitual offender, and misdemeanor charges of possession of marijuana under 20 grams and possession of drug paraphernalia. His bond was set at $6,000.  Kevin Douglas Ottiwell, 19, N.W. Fifth St., Okeechobee, was arrested May 10 by Of cer Michael Jordan on a felony charge of possession of marijuana over 20 grams and a misdemeanor charge of possession of drug paraphernalia. His bond was set at $3,000.  David Eugene Sherrod, 30, S. Parrott Ave., Okeechobee, was arrested May 10 by Deputy Cody Hurst on a felony charge of escape and a misdemeanor charge of resisting a law enforcement of cer without violence. His bond was set at $21,000.  Wood Cidera, 20, Bluegrass Circle, Lake Worth, was arrested May 11 by Deputy Nathaniel Mitchell on a DOC warrant charging him with violation of probation felony battery. He is being held without bond.  Angelica Nicole Malisham, 18, N.E. 14th Ave., Okeechobee, was arrested May 11 by Deputy Marcus Collier on a felony charge of burglary of an occupied dwelling and a misdemeanor charge of criminal mischief. She was released on her own recognizance.  Michaela Simone Malisham, 19, N.E. 14th Ave., Okeechobee, was arrested May 11 by Deputy Marcus Collier on a felony charge of burglary of an occupied dwelling and a misdemeanor charge of criminal mischief. She was released on her own recognizance. This column lists arrests and not convictions, unless otherwise stated. Anyone listed here who is later found innocent or has had the charges against them dropped is welcome to inform this newspaper. The information will be con rmed and printed. Okeechobee Arrest Report

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More than 35 BOGOs every week! 8 Okeechobee News May 14, 2014 Special to the Okeechobee News/ CESCentral Elementary Students honoredCentral Elementary School would like to congratulate their students of the week for the week of April 14: Dulce Leal, Letisia Guerrero, Alyssa Salerno, Kael Jackson, Camilo Medrano, Glenn Anderson, Jaslene Ponce, Johana Hernandez, Jose Garcia, Felipe Rodriguez, Maria Gutierrez-Bucio, Alexa Tellez, Benjamin Leyva, Riley Rider, Kamryn Lowe, Lisa Thomas, Mackenzie Ayala, Brandy Sumner, Bradley Raulerson, David Guinn, Kalie Hinga, Mackenzie Burks, Janine Grant, Chrissetia Campbell, Ben Pineda and Alexis Brandes. 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 April 11. They are: Matthew May, Hally Arechiga, Scott Douglas, Kacey Pagaduan, Brianna McGriff, Clayton Oxford, Ma’Kayla Tolliver, Ryan Arnold and Brandon Carlo. Special to the Okeechobee News/ SEMESSeminole Students of the WeekSeminole Elementary would like to congratulate their Students of the Week for the week of April 18: Isabella Cruz, Michael Ibarra Medrano, Marisol Calvillo, Axel Tellez, Lizbeth Garcia, Bryanna Castillo, Jordyn Palmer, Katelyn Tran, Brenda Hernandez, Diego Hernandez, Dominic Pena, Margarito Casas, Seberiano Espinoza, Anna Vandergroef, Damian Velezquez, Leslie Martinez, Natalie Torres, Maggie Glassburn, Ryan Sanchez, Briseida Ruiz, Sinrri Medina, Nathan Pettit, Aaliyah Baez, Vilma Mungaray, Miguel Nunez, Veronica Tenorio, Haisley Kessler, Khamika Robinson and Lia Nieto. Special to the Okeechobee News/ CESLiving Wax museum held by studentsThe students in Mrs. Whiteside’s second grade class at Central Elementary presented their annual Living Wax Museum project. Students researched and dressed up like their favorite historic gure. Some famous historic gures in attendance were Amelia Earhart, Neil Armstrong, Annie Oakley, Christopher Columbus and many others. This year the class was able to purchase costumes through a grant given to them by the Okeechobee Community Theatre. Picture (left to right, front row) are: Yeraldin Osorio-Bello, Haylea Smith, Alanah Tinajero, Rozalyn Roberts, Aliena Solis, Kamryn Lowe, Emily Johnson, Selina Denova De Dios; (back row) Deni Yanez, Nickolas McMillan, Caden Bishop, Casey Bonneau, Makai Comfort and Brenden Homer.

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By Charles M. MurphyOkeechobee News North Elementary took the fth grade div ision, Central Elementary the fourth grade contest and Everglades won the third grade crown at the Clash of the Craniums, Math Bowl IV, at the Osceola Middle School gym on Friday. The students battled some tough questions, answering them quickly and accurately for the most part. Questions on math ranged from common factors, area, bank deposits and withdrawals, least common denominators, meters, addition and subtraction, temperatures, digits, simplest form, improper fractions and many other concepts. North Elementary Principal Pat McCoy said she felt this was a fantastic event for the kids. The kids practice for several weeks and the teams come from different classrooms in the school. "It presents a great united front for the schools and puts the focus on w here it needs to be which is math and academics." McCoy said the parents on hand were v ery supportive and many realized how dif cult the materials these students study on a daily basis. "People don't realize the multistep questions and these aren't questions y ou can answer quickly, you have to give them some thought." Everglades Elementary Principal Leslie Lundy said she was proud of all her students w ho participated. She said the results show there is progress being made at the school and she was very impressed by the enthusiasm and motivation shown by the teachers. "I think it builds self-con dence, an ability to compete and be recognized and is bene cial for the students," she added. Lundy said it also builds morale among the staff and builds up the student's con dence for work done in the classroom. McCoy said she doesn't feel the event is stressful but is a fun outlet where the kids learn some valuable lessons, "The competition is healthy and as long as the schools keep it friendly, I think it is great and healthy." Contestants this year from Central Elementary included third graders Desel Arnold, A lexis Brandes, Denice Garcia, Ruby Garcia, A lejandro Liberato, Summer McGlamory and J anessa Whidden. The fourth grade team included Belizario Aguirre, Jerett Butts, Isabela Calvillo, Kiersten Kennedy, April Rose Salva, A dolph Torres and Virginia Younger. Everglades Elementary third grade was represented by Caysen Campbell, Brisa Casteneda, Alaq Dowd-Grant, Zane Hawk, Nova Nichols, Tessa Quinlin and Jacob Tumoszwicz. The fourth grade team consisted of Brandon Burgos, Mason Diefenbach, Tanner Hansen, Zane Hicks, Gavin Murphy, Philip Sanders and Zach Widdi eld. The fth grade team included Giselle Gutierrez, Tiffany Fennell, Carlos Mora, Kase Myers, Lila Pendarvis, Anela Tiu and Caleb Yarbrough. North Elementary third grade included Gavin Cracchiola, Aubrey Furse, Hunter Huffman, Emele Lawrence, Savannah Moreno, Conner Rucks and Josh Wesley Williamson. The fourth grade team included Bridgette Curl, Jacob Garcia, Nick Hopkins, Lacey Nail, Callie Rucks, Brady Seabolt and Leyton Watford. The fth grade team members w ere Alexandria Crews, Jaydon Egger, Xavier Guerrero, Jillian Johnston, Matthew Lawrence, Yolando Pelayo and Nevaeh Pena. Seminole Elementary's third grade team included Emilio Borja, Eli Canyon, Jonathan Folbrecht, Adam Moore, Ryan Sanchez, Jacob Vadergroef and Brianna Villerreal. The fourth grade team was David Cardenas, Dylan Deckard, Fili Gomez, Karina Maldonado, Jose Monroy, John Twist and Alisa Wing eld. The fth grade team included Dylan Battle, Carlos Ceja, Gabriella Delgado, Layla Gaucin, Haisley Kessler, Kylee Smith and Jordan Sperry. South Elementary School's third grade team included Jasmine Desai, Landyn Jones, Kora Lemmerman, Erin Prieto, Anna Robinson, Joshua Viray and Conner Wendt. The fourth grade team consisted of Sarah Dodd, Latt Durrance, Zach Gayford, James Lewis, Raymond Sandoval, Isai Torres and Joy Whipple. Osceola Middle School fth grade included two teams: the Bobcats were represented by Ian Alfaro-Hernandez, Haley Joles, Elia Martinez, Noelia Martinez, Jayce Morgan, Juan Seca and Cristian Trejo. The Panthers were represented by Kyle Barrett, Gavin Cashwell, Pyke Dawson, Madison Lamb, Zachary Reister, Chloe Soriano and Shelby Sumner. Moderator was Tracy Downing, and judge was Pam Denney. Math Bowl coaches included Stella Fulleda and Ashley Sapp of Central Elementary, Emily Streelman, Derek Stewart, Heather Hawk and Patience Washington of Everglades Elementary, Michael Wharin, Elizabeth Pearce and Mary McWaters of North Elementary, Michelle Lapointe of Osceola Middle, Judy Reed, Jennifer Ellis and Patricia Irizarry of Seminole Elementary and Betsey LaFoy and Theresa Eure of South Elementary School. 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All w ith a desire to learn more of divine truth are welcome. Point of Light Fellowship Church w ill have a fundraiser on Saturday, May 17, at W&W Lumber from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. They w ill sell pulled pork dinners, with baked beans, slaw, roll, dessert, and a tea. Come out for some great food. The Okeechobee Church of God 301 N.E. Fourth Ave., will have a community yard sale on Saturday, May 17, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Spaces are $10 donation and come with a table. A ll donations go to the church. Also on the North side of the church the Grief Share will be having their yard sale also. To reserve your space or to donate your items, call Norma Kemp at 863-634-2930. The second annual Old Fashion Tent Revival will be May 26-31 at 7 p.m. nightly. There will be a special Memorial Day speaker. Everyone is welcome to this life-changing revival as the word of God is being reveled. Come on by for fellowship, prayer, healing and salvation. Come expecting a miracle. The revival will be at 1416 Hwy. 70 E. next to the Racetrack Service Station. For more information, call Pastor Mark Smith at 863763-4127. Oakview Baptist Church welcomes everyone to join them on Sunday mornings for Sunday School at 9:15 a.m. and Worship Service at 10:30 a.m. On Sunday evenings at 6 p.m. they have a Bible Study in the sanctuary. They also have a Wednesday evening W orship Service at 6 p.m. We are located at 677 S.W. 32nd St. in Okeechobee. For more information, please call 863-763-1699. Our w ebsite is oakviewbaptist.com. The Gathering Church 1735 S.W. 24th A ve., invites you to attend "Living Free" a Christian recovery group for women on Tuesday nights at 7 p.m. For more information, contact Pastor Theresa Brown at 863357-4418. The Gathering hosts "Joy in the Mourning" a grief support group and bible study for anyone who has lost a loved one, through death or divorce. All are welcome to attend. The support group will meet every Monday at 6 p.m. and Tuesday at 2 p.m. at 1735 S.W. 24th Ave. For more information, call Gale at 863-623-8504. Love Jesus? Every Monday morning, 8 a.m. at Hampton Inn, there is a Bible study held and you are invited. It is free if you don't eat, or you can have a great breakfast for only $5. Brandon Tucker and Pastor Jim Benton are the speakers. More questions? Call 863-532-2482. Gathering in Grace and Prayer meets every Wednesday at 7:45 a.m. in the park at the pavilion. All are welcome. Northside Baptist Church invites all to join the church for old-fashioned preaching based on the Bible, God-focused prayer, hymns we grew up on, Southern-Gospel favorites, with piano and bass duets on Sundays at 10:45 a.m. and 6 p.m., with Sunday School at 9:45 a.m. and Prayer Meeting on Wednesdays at 6 p.m. Northside Baptist is located about 6 miles north on 441 at 51 NW 98th St. There are many opportunities at Peace Lutheran Church including the newly founded Peace Outreach, whose goals include getting everyone to discover their gifts and use them for the Glory of God. Another new opportunity is the Peace Garden Club, focusing on church grounds beauti cation and growing vegetables in raised garden beds. All are welcome to attend the Peace Garden Club meetings on the last Monday of each month at 7 p.m. Okeechobee Mission Baptist Church will host a discover youth program every Wednesday, from 7 to 8 p.m. For more information call 8637-763-3681. Jesus Holy Ghost Crusade Ministry Soup Kitchen and Thrift Store 1401 N.E. Park St., is in need of donations of any type. All donations are tax deductible. Help is needed in putting a roof on the church and painting the building. The thrift store is open Monday-Friday from noon to 4 p.m. and the building fund yard sale will be the rst and second Saturday of every month from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. The soup kitchen is under construction. For more information, call 863-634-9194. Church of God of Prophecy has an Open Arms Ministry, at 102 N.W. 10th St. The Hurting Women's Ministry meets on the second and fourth Friday of each month at 7 p.m. This is a ministry for women of all ages who are going through or have been through crisis in their lives. For more information, please call 863-254-8304. Note: An Okeechobee Church Directory is now available at Florida.Newszap. com with addresses and service times for local churches, or go to www.newszap. com/okeechobeechurches. Send additions or corrections for the online directory to okeenews@newszap.com, or ll out the form provided on the website. The Okeechobee News welcomes news from area churches for this weekly column. E-mail okeenews@newszap. com. A rea churches plan special events

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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 *. Cemetery LotsSINGLE BURIAL PLOT IN EVERGREEN CEMETERY IN FIRST SECTION, UNDER A TREE ASKING $650.00 O.B.O CALL JAN LONG 239-228-6995 Garage/ Yard SalesWe Buy Estates Antiques, Collectibles, Household, Tools, Jewelry and etc. Call 863-697-8906 ServicesFOR SALE CLEAN FILL DIRT $100/PER LOAD. CONTACT ROTOR VEHICAL. PHONE 863-623-8249 MOBILE 863-801-8921 When doing those chores is doing you in, its time to look for a helper in the classifieds. Special NoticeFor the three sisters who sold me their fathers coin collection, please call me. Joel Kimzey (863)326-1545 Employment Full Time Washington County School Program At Okeechobee Youth Development Center ANNOUNCEMENT OF VACANCY PARAPROFESSIONAL (2) (This school is located in a Department of Juvenile Justice Facility)Position requirements are detailed at website: Go to http:/www.wcsdschools.com Go to Human Resources and Employment click on Job Announcements Create an account with a username and password, unless you have already completed this process. Complete your application for a CLASSIFIED POSITION and attach a resume, etc. Then, you MUST APPLY for this position.APPLICATION DEADLINE: May. 21st, 2014 (midnight)“Reasonable accommodations are made for applicants as well as employee” “Pre-employment, reasonable suspicion, random ( tness for duty) and follow-up drug testing will be implemented as per the School Board’s “Drug Free Workplace Policy” An Equal Opportunity Employer NOW HIRING A/C Service Technician with at least 5 years experience and competent in the following areas. Read and interpret wiring schematics Please call 763-6742 208 SW 5th Ave, Okeechobee EOE DFWPDRIVERS: $5,000 Sign-On Bonus! Great Pay! Consistent Freight, Great Miles on this Regional Account. Werner Enterprises: 1-855-517-2488 Employment Full TimeCLASS 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. Love the earth Recycle your used items by selling them in the classifieds. Need a few more bucks to purchase something deer? Pick up some extra bucks when you sell your used items in the classifeids. Employment Full Time NOW HIRING LOCAL & REGIONAL DRIVERSCall Donnie at (800) 741-6500 or apply online www.walpoleinc.com Class A company CDL EOE/DFWP Our package includes: 401K, paid training, safety bonuses, paid vacations, professional uniforms, uniform cleaning service, boot program & more!Established grower and shipper of fresh produce seeking a proven and experienced individual with excellent maintenance skills and technical capabilities to manage our packing facility maintenance program. This position involves a high knowledge of mechanical, electrical, refrigeration systems and PLU systems. Seasonal demands during growing season, bilingual helpful. Please send resume to: positions @mackfarms.com Employment Part TimePart time Sales Person to man Home Depot A/C & Heating booth, sales and trade show a plus, will train. Call 863-385-2665 or email info@advancedairsebring.com Reading a newspaper helps you understand the world around you. No wonder newspaper readers are more successful people! Employment Full Time Apartments Beautiful Samantha’s Garden Apartments 2BR/2BA, in town, W&D, $800 mo. + sec. dep. Call (863)467-9250 or (863)634-5780. EFFICIENCY 1BR furnished, for 1 person, Includes Utilities & Direct TV w/all movie channels $550 per mo. 1yr lease & sec. dep. Available immediately Call 863-634-8885. KINGS BAY Nice Twnhs. 2 br/1ba, Tiled oors. Inclds Water. $725/mo. + dep. Pool & Tennis Court. 863-801-7206 or 561-358-8128. OKEECHOBEE 1/1, New oor covering, clean, furnished, cable, Wi-Fi, elec, satellite W/D incld. $600/mo plus sec (863)467-1950 How do you find a job in todays competitive market? In the employment section of the classifieds Business PlacesRESTAURANT FOR LEASE, 5,500 SQUARE FEET, PRIME LOCATION ON PARROTT AVE. IF INTERESTED CALL FOR MORE INFO 941-928-5529 OR 941-928-0544 Condos/Townhouses Rent2bd/1ba Fully Furnished, w/d pool, tennis court, club house privileges. Linens, dishes. In Kings Bay close to Power Plant and 15A, Debit Card accepted, long/short term lease. 863-634-8331 Affordable 2br./1ba., screened in porch, pool, boat dock, Washer/Dryer, water included. $750 mo. No pets. Move in now for $875. 863-634-3604. Hotel Alternative Ground Flr. 1br/1ba., on water w/pool, fully furnished, includes Utilities. $775 mo. Move in now for $875. 863-634-3604. OAK TREE Place 2 br./1.5 ba. Patio, W/D, includes water, sewer & lawn mowing. $750 mo. Small pet only. Home Realty Services, LLC. 863-801-4498. Houses RentADORABLE: In Town, Okeechobee, 2BR, 2BA, Washer/Dryer, Screen Porch. Lawn Service. Non Smoking. Small pet okay. $800 mo. 1st, last & $500 sec. dep. (941) 504-3954 OKEE 2bd/1ba Clean CBS House, furnished, enclosed porch, w/d, large yard ,storage shed, well water, by 15-B, Available 6/1 $750 mo. plus security. Call 786-201-0306 Shop here first! The classified ads Houses RentFOR RENT CBS 1BD/1BA, LIVING & DINING ROOM KITCHEN COMBINATION. RANCH W/BARN, STALLS AND TACKROOM ON 4 ACRE FENCED PASTURE, NICE IN FT DRUM AREA $600.00/MO. PLUS SECURITY CALL WAYNE 734-548-1020 OR LIZ 734-637-2697 Okeechobee CLEAN AND WELL KEPT 2/1, $ 510.00. New 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 “Time To Move In Is Now” First 2 Months Free“Next to Court House” Commercial Space, 500 SF and up. 863-467-0651 Real EstateWantedLAND WANTED WILL PURCHASE 5 OR 10 ACRE TRACTS OF LAND FOR CASH. PRICE MUST BE A BARGAIN. CALL 863-763-6358 Get a quick response to any item you may be selling with a classified ad. Mobile Home RentBHR 3br., 1.5 ba. Florida rm., screen rm., on Canal. Fully furnished. $800 mo. Home Realty Services, LLC 863-801-4498 Mobile HomeSaleLarge used double wide Only $36,900 includes setup, a/c, skirting and steps. call 863-357-4848 Office Space Rent 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 *Se habla espanol* 12 Okeechobee News May 14, 2014

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Campers/RVsWanted all Travel Trailers, Motor Homes and Fifth Wheels. Any Condition, Cash paid on the spot Call 941-347-7171 Fifth WheelsMonte Carlo 2013 Fifth Wheel, 37ft,’ Self contained, tri axle, 2 slides, 2 a/c’s, many extras, will deliver. $32,300 obo (847)489-6193 1995 LINCOLN TOWN CAR, 4 DOOR, GOOD AIR CONDITIONING ASKING $900.00 O.B.O. CALL 863-763-0429 Autos WantedCASH FOR CARS No Title Needed, Any Condition. 268junk.com Located in Okeechobee Call (863)268-5865 Commercial TrucksFOR SALE 1995 FLD FREIGHTLINER WITH 2 FLAT BED TRAILERS, $12,000.00 OWNER RETIRING CALL FOR MORE INFO 772-201-5498 REQUEST FOR BID (RFB) NO. 6000000639 C-44 Reservoir/STA Project, Interim System Discharge Spillway, Martin County, FL The Procurement Bureau of the South Florida Water Management District, B-1 Building, 3301 Gun Club Road, West Palm Beach, Florida 33406, will receive sealed bids up to 2:30 p.m. opening time on Monday, June 16, 2014 for the C-44 RESERVOIR/STA PROJECT, INTERIM SYSTEM DISCHARGE SPILLWAY, MARTIN COUNTY, FL. Project includes but is not limited to; the installation of sheet pile in the 90 foot wide canal directly upstream of the S-404 System Discharge Spillway location. The sheet pile will be installed to the same elevation (19 feet NAVD 88) as the S-404 System Discharge Spillway. This effort also includes providing the rental, maintenance, and operation for the existing District construction trailer complex. An OPTIONAL PRE-BID CONFERENCE will be held on Thursday, May 22, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. at the C-44 Construction Trailer, 13225 SW Minute Maid Road, Indiantown, FL 34956. For directions call (561) 236-5344. All bids must conform to the instructions in the RFB. Interested respondents may obtain a copy of the complete RFB (1) at the above address; (2) by downloading the solicitation from our website at www.sfwmd.gov; (3) by calling (561) 682-2715. The public is invited to attend the bid opening. Further information on the status of this solicitation can be obtained on our web site www.sfwmd.gov. 465330 DSN 5/14/2014 Public Notice Lutheran Services Florida 2210 Tall Pines Drive, Suite 220 Largo, Florida 33771 Request for Bid HEAD START/EARLY HEAD START Scope of Work: This request for bid is to solicit individuals/groups that operate high, quality licensed child care programs to potentially open and run a full day/full year Head Start/Early Head Start program that follows Federal, State, and County standards. The Head Start and Early Head Start program is a comprehensive program that provides child development and educational services, incorporating the curriculum and assessment tools which are used throughout the classroom and promotes socialization activities in accordance with the Head Start Act. The Agency is required to hold a Child Care license with the Florida Department of Children & Families, participation in the USDA Child Care Food Program, and Guiding Star Quality Rating Improvement System. Request for: Head Start and Early Head Start Child Care Partners in City of Pahokee Document Cost : $0 Bid Bond: No Application Due Date/Time : May 19, 2014/ 5:00 pm Bid Package Information Date : will be held on the Friday, May 23, 2014 at 11:00 am. Location: Pahokee Public Library 525 Bacom Point Road Pahokee, FL 33476 Phone: 561-924-5928 Contact: Lynn Stone Contracts Manager Lutheran Services Florida Inc. 2210 Tall Pines Drive, Suite 220 Largo, Florida 33771 Phone Number: 727-547-5902 Application can be found at http://lsf-hsehs.lsfnet.org/Pages/Head-Start-Early-Head-Start-Duval.aspx 465339 OK 5/11,14,16,18,21,23/2014 Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 47-2013-CA-000133-CAAX-MX FIFTH THIRD MORTGAGE COMPANY, Plaintiff, VS. UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, CREDITORS, LIENORS, TRUSTEES OF JEFFREY R. PAULSON, DECEASED; MICHELLE THORNTON, HEIR; KELLY THORNTON, HEIR; UNKNOWN TENANT # 1; UNKNOWN TENANT # 2; Defendant(s) NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to a Final Summary Judgment of Foreclosure entered in the above-styled cause, in the Circuit Court of Okeechobee County, Florida, I will sell the property situate in Okeechobee County, Florida, described as: LOT 16, BLOCK 4, ORANGE BLOSSOM RANCHES, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 9, PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash, in the Jury Assembly Room of the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 312 NW 3rd Street, 2nd Floor, Okeechobee, FL 34972 at 11:00 A.M., on June 4, 2014. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens, must le a claim within 60 days after the sale. Witness, my hand and seal of this court on the 24th day of April, 2014. SHARON ROBERTSON CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT By: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk NOTICEIf you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Corrie Johnson, ADA Coordinator, 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. SPANISH: Si usted es una persona discapacitada que necesita alguna adaptacion para poder participar de este procedimiento o evento; usted tiene derecho, sin costo alguno a que se le provea cierta ayuda. Favor de comunicarse con Corrie Johnson, Coordinadora de A.D.A., 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, Fl. 34986, (772) 807-4370 por lo menos 7 dias antes de que tenga que comparecer en corte o inmediatamente despues de haber recibido esta noti cacion si es que falta menos de 7 dias para su comparecencia. Si tiene una discapacidad auditiva o de habla, llame al 711. KREYOL: Si ou se yon moun ki kokobe ki bezwen asistans ou aparey pou ou ka patisipe nan prosedu sa-a, ou gen dwa san ou pa bezwen peye anyen pou ou jwen on seri de ed. Tanpri kontakte Corrie Johnson, Co-ordinator ADA, 250 NW Country Club Drive, suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 O’mwen 7 jou avan ke ou gen pou-ou paret nan tribunal, ou imediatman ke ou resevwa avis sa-a ou si le ke ou gen pou-ou ale nan tribunal-la mwens ke 7 jou; Si ou pa ka tande ou pale byen, rele 711.465200 ON 5/7,14/2014 Public Notice Public NoticeIN THE NINETEENTH CIRCUIT COURT FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 472013CA000083CAAXMX U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS INDENTURE TRUSTEE, ON BEHALF OF THE HOLDERS OF THE CASTLE PEAK 2011-1 LOAN TRUST, MORTGAGE-BACKED NOTES, SERIES 2011-1, Plaintiff, vs.CONSTANCE M. CARLTON ALSO KNOWN AS CONSTANCE M. WESSON; ET AL. Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order or Summary Final Judgment of foreclosure dated 03/06/2014 and an Order Resetting Sale dated April 7, 2014 and entered in Case No. 472013CA000083CAAXMX of the Circuit Court of the Nineteenth Judicial Circuit in and for Okeechobee County, Florida, wherein U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS INDENTURE TRUSTEE, ON BEHALF OF THE HOLDERS OF THE CASTLE PEAK 2011-1 LOAN TRUST, MORTGAGE-BACKED NOTES, SERIES 2011-1 is Plaintiff and CONSTANCE M. CARLTON ALSO KNOWN AS CONSTANCE M. WESSON; THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF CONSTANCE M. CARLTON ALSO KNOWN AS CONSTANCE M. WESSON; BRETT W. WESSON; THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF BRETT W. WESSON; UNKNOWN’ TENANT NO. 1; UNKNOWN TENANT NO. 2; and ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING INTERESTS BY THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST A NAMED DEFENDANT TO THIS ACTION, OR HAVING OR CLAIMING TO HAVE ANY RIGHT, TITLE OR INTEREST IN THE PROPERTY HEREIN DESCRIBED, are Defendants, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in the Jury Assembly Room, 2nd Floor, Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 312 N.W. 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 34972, beginning at 11:00 a.m. on May 28, 2014, the following described property as set forth in said Order or Final Judgment, to-wit: A PARCEL OF LAND LYING IN SECTION 15, TOWNSHIP 37 SOUTH, RANGE 36 EAST, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA, ALSO KNOWN AS LOT 134 OF THE UNRECORDED SUBDIVISION OF A SPOT IN THE SUN UNIT II AND BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCE AT THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF SAID SECTION 15; THENCE S 89 DEGREES 59 MINUTES 32 SECONDS E, ALONG THE NORTH LINE OF SAID SECTION 15, A DISTANCE OF 2204.81 FEET; THENCE S 00 DEGREES 32 MINUTES 18 SECONDS E, ALONG THE WEST OF SAID UNRECORDED SUBDIVISION OF A SPOT IN THE SUN UNIT II, A DISTANCE OF 3060.00 FEET; THENCE S 89 DEGREES 59 MINUTES 32 SECONDS E, ALONG THE SOUTH LINE OF SAID UNRECORDED SUBDIVISION OF A SPOT IN THE SUN UNIT II, A DISTANCE OF 1258.00 FEET; THENCE N 00 DEGREES 32 MINUTES 15 SECONDS W, ALONG THE EAST LINE OF SAID UNRECORDED SUBDIVISION OF A SPOT IN THE SUN UNIT II, A DISTANCE OF 1497.36 FEET, TO THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF LOT 122 OF SAID UNRECORDED SUBDIVISION; THENCE S 89 DEGREES 27 MINUTES 45 SECONDS W, ALONG THE NORTH LINE OF LOTS 122 AND 123 OF SAID UNRECORDED SUBDIVISION, A DISTANCE OF 425.88 FEET TO THE SOUTHEAST CORNER OF SAID LOT 134 AND THE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE CONTINUES 89 DEGREES 27 MINUTES 45 SECONDS W, ALONG THE SOUTH LINE OF SAID LOT 134, A DISTANCE OF 104.12 FEET; THENCE N 13 DEGREES 04 MINUTES 24 SECONDS W, ALONG THE WEST LINE OF SAID LOT 134, A DISTANCE OF 318.99 FEET, TO THE INTERSECTION WITH THE SOUTH RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE OF NE 12TH LANE; THENCE S 89 DEGREES 49 MINUTES 24 SECONDS E, ALONG SAID SOUTH RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE, A DISTANCE OF 177.22 FEET; THENCE S 00 DEGREES 10 MINUTES 36 SECONDS W, ALONG THE EAST LINE OF SAID LOT 134, A DISTANCE OF 309.20 FEET, OF THE POINT OF BEGINNING. TOGETHER WITH A MOBILE HOME AS A PERMANENT FIXTURE AND APPURTENANCE THERETO, DESCRIBED AS: A 2001 DOUBLEWIDE MOBILE HOME BEARING IDENTIFICATION NUMBER(S) FLFL170A29099WC21 AND FLFL170B29099WC21 TITLE NUMBER(S) 0085525689 AND 0085525888 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. If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Come Johnson, ADA Coordinator, 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; it you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. DATED at Okeechobee, Florida, on April 28, 2014 SHARON ROBERTSON As Clerk Circuit Court BY: Sandra L. Creech As Deputy Clerk 465194 ON 5/7,14/2014 Public Notice Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA Case No.: 10000290CA DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST COMPANY, AS TRUSTEE FOR THE CERTIFICATEHOLDERS OF MERRILL LYNCH MORTGAGE INVESTORS TRUST, MORTGAGE LOAN ASSET-BACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2007-MLNI Plaintiff, V. CLAUDETTE NORMAN F/K/A CLAUDETTE Y. ARNOLD, MATTHEW SHAWN NORMAN; ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANT(S) WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS. Defendant(s) NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order on Plaintiff’s Motion to Reset Foreclosure Sale dated April 2, 2014, entered in Civil Case No. 10000290CA of the Circuit Court of the Nineteenth Judicial Circuit in and for Okeechobee County, Florida, wherein the Clerk of the Circuit Court will sell to the highest bidder for cash on the 4th day of June, 2014, at 11:00 a.m. in the Jury Assembly Room, 2nd Floor, Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 34972, in accordance with Chapter 45 Florida Statutes, relative to the following described property as set forth in the Final Judgement to wit: COMMENCING AT THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF SECTION 12, TOWNSHIP 37 SOUTH, RANGE 34 EAST, RUN THENCE N 89 DEGREES 40 MINUTES 00 SECONDS WEST ALONG THE NORTH BOUNDARY LINE OF SECTION 12 FOR A DISTANCE OF 3,630.00 FEET FOR A P.O.B., THENCE CONTINUE NORTH 89 DEGREES 37 MINUTES 36 SECONDS WEST ALONG SAID SECTION LINE FOR A DISTANCE OF 122.50 FEET TO A POINT IN THE CENTER OF EXISTING ROAD, THENCE RUN SOUTH 0 DEGREES 08 MINUTES 00 SECONDS WEST ALONG SAID CENTER OF ROAD BEING PARCEL WITH THE EAST BOUNDARY LINE OF SAID SECTION 12 FOR A DISTANCE OF 660.00 FEET TO A POINT ON THE NORTH RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE OF MITCHELL ROAD, THENCE RUN SOUTH 89 DEGREES 37 MINUTES 36 SECONDS EAST ALONG THE NORTH RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE OF SAID MITCHELL ROAD A DISTANCE OF 122.50 FEET, THENCE RUN NORTH 00 DEGREES 08 MINUTES 00 SECONDS EAST FOR A DISTANCE OF 660.00 FEET TO P.O.B. EXCEPTING AND RESERVING FOR ROAD RIGHT-OF-WAY A STRIP OF LAND 27.50 FEET IN WIDTH OFF THE WEST SIDE OF SAID PROPERTY. LYING IN AND COMPRISING A PART OF SECTION 12, TOWNSHIP 37 SOUTH, RANGE 34 EAST. Any persons claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must le a claim within 60 days after the sale. AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT. If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Corrie Johnson, ADA Coordinator, 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. Si usted es una persona discapacitada que necesita alguna adaptacion para poder participar de este procedimiento o evento; usted tiene derecho, sin costo alguno a que se le provea cierta ayuda. Favor de comunicarse con Corrie Johnson, Coordinadora de A.D.A., 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, Fl. 34986, (772)807-4370 por lo menos 7 dias antes de que tenga que comparecer en corte o inmediatamente despues de haber recibido esta noti cacion si es que falta menos de 7 dias para su comparecencia. Si tiene una discapacidad auditiva o de habla, Ilame al 711. Si ou se yon moun ki kokobe ki bezwen asistans ou aparey pou ou ka patisipe nan prosedu sa-a, ou gen dwa san ou pa bezwen peye anyen pou ou jwen on seri de ed. Tanpri kontakte Corrie Johnson, Co-ordinator ADA, 250 NW Country Club Drive, suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 Omwen 7 jou avan ke ou gen pou-ou paret nan tribunal, ou imediatman ke ou resevwa avis saa ou si le ke ou gen pou-ou paret nan tribunal-la mwens ke 7 jou; Si ou pa ka tande ou pale byen, rele 711. Dated at OKEECHOBEE, Florida this 4th day of April, 2014. SHARON ROBERTSON CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk 465213 ON 5/7,14/2014 Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 472012CA000223CAAXMX DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST COMPANY, FORMERLY KNOWN AS BANKERS TRUST COMPANY OF CALIFORNIA, N.A., AS TRUSTEE FOR A MERICAN HOME MORTGAGE ASSETS TRUST 2006-1, Plaintiff, V S. GARY A LEE; et al., Defendant(s). NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that sale will be made pursuant to an Order or Final Judgment. Final Judgment was awarded on October 28, 2013, in Civil Case No. 472012CA000223CAAXMX, of the Circuit Court of the NINETEENTH Judicial Circuit in and for OKEECHOBEE County, Florida, wherein, DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST COMPANY, FORMERLY KNOWN AS BANKERS TRUST COMPANY OF CALIFORNIA, N.A., AS TRUSTEE FOR AMERICAN HOME MORTGAGE ASSETS TRUST 2006-1 is the Plaintiff, and GARY A LEE; ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER AND AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANT(S) WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS are Defendants. The clerk of the court will sell to the highest bidder for cash at 11:00 AM 13 Okeechobee News May 14, 2014on June 4, 2014 in the Jury Assembly Room on the 2nd oor at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center located at 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 34972, the following described real property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: LOT 8, BLOCK 30, UNIT NUMBER 2, BASSWOOD INCORPORATED, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 28, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA.ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. WITNESS my hand and the seal of the court on April 11, 2014. SHARON ROBERTSON CLERK OF THE COURT BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk Aldridge/Connors, LLP Attorney for Plaintiff(s) 1615 S. Congress Ave, Suite 200 Delray Beach, FL 33445 Phone: 561.392.6391 Fax: 561.392.6965If 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 711.465009 ON 5/7,14/2014 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION Case No. 2014-CP-85 IN RE: ESTATE OF MARCIA ANN FRYMAN Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of Marcia Ann Fryman, deceased, whose date of death was April 21, 2014, is pending in the Circuit Court for Okeechobee County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, FL 34972. The names and addresses of the personal representatives and the personal representatives’ attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent’s estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must le their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent’s estate must le their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA 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 rst publication of this notice is May 7, 2014. Personal Representative: Dewitt M. Bouton 4024 SE 29th Court Okeechobee, Florida 34974Attorney for Personal Representatives:ANTHONY YOUNG, P.A. Florida Bar Number: 109685 200 NW 5th Street Okeechobee, Florida 34972 Telephone: (863) 824-6776 Fax: (863) 824-6778 E-Mail: titleandlegal@ymail.com 465264 ON 5/7,14/2014 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File No. 47 2014 CP 000073 CPAX IN RE: ESTATE OF POLLY MONROE HOLDER A/K/A POLLY S. HOLDER, Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of Polly Monroe Holder a/k/a Polly S. Holder, deceased, whose date of death was March 16, 2014, is pending in the Circuit Court for Okeechobee County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, FL 34972. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representative’s attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent’s estate on whom a co py of this notice is required to be served must le their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent’s estate must le their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA 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 rst publication of this notice is May 14th, 2014. Personal Representative: /s/ Michele Holder 63 Bull Hill Road Colchester, Connecticut 06415 Attorney for Personal Representative: /s/ Cynthia VanDeVoorde Hall Cynthia VanDeVoorde Hall Attorney Florida Bar Number: 58954 VanDeVoorde Hall Law, P.L. 1327 N. Central Avenue Sebastian, FL 32958 Telephone: (772) 589-4353 Fax: (772) 388-5514 Primary E-Mail: cynthia@vandevoordelaw.com Secondary E-Mail: probate@vandevoordelaw.com 465391 ON 5/14,21/2014 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR OKEECHOBEE RIVER COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION CASE NO.: 14P68 IN RE: ESTATE OF CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS MAYO, JR a/k/a CHRISTOPHER C. MAYO Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS (Summary Administration) TO ALL PERSONS HAVING CLAIMS OR DEMANDS AGAINST THE ABOVE ESTATE You are hereby noti ed that an Order of Summary Administration has been entered in the estate of CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS MAYO, JR a/k/a CHRISTOPHER C. MAYO, deceased, whose date of death was March 30, 2014, File Number 14CP68 by the Clerk of Circuit Court for Okeechobee County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 34972; that the decedent’s date of death was March 30, 2014; that the total value of the estate if $0.00 and that the names and addresses of those to whom it has been assigned by such order are: Name and Address Lawrence Joseph Mayo, 5313 NW Akbar Court, Port St. Lucie, Florida 34986 ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE NOTIFIED THAT: All other creditors of the estate of the decedent and persons having claims or demands against decedent’s estate of the decedent other than those for whom provision for full payment was made in the Order of Summary Administration must le their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WITH BE FOREVER BARRED, NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIOD SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT’S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED, The date of rst publication of this Notice is May 14th, 2014. Attorney,for Personal Representative: Kevin H. Hendrickson, Esquire Attorney for Petitioner 310 South 2nd Street Fort Pierce, Florida 34950 (772) 461-0558 Florida Bar No. 618454 Person Giving Notice: Lawrence Joseph Mayo 5313 NW Akbar Court Port St. Lucie, Florida 34986 465256 ON 05/14,21/2014 Find it faster. Sell it sooner in the classifieds CALL 511 TOLL FREE VISIT FL511.COM FOLLOW FL511 ON TWITTER FLORIDA 511 FREE APPS TRAFFIC INFOA toll-free resource of the Florida Department of Transportation (standard mobile phone minutes, text message and data charges may apply)

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Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 47-2010-CA-04 CHASE HOME FINANCE LLC, Plaintiff, VS. ARLENE G. LESTER-BAKER et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF RESCHEDULED FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order Rescheduling Foreclosure Sale dated April 29, 2014 and entered in Case NO. 47-2010-CA-04 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 ARLENE G LESTER-BAKER; THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF ARLENE G. LESTER-BAKER N/K/A PAUL BAKER; MICHAEL J LESTER; THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF MICHAEL J. LESTER N/K/A MARIA LESTER; UNITED STATES OF AMERICA; are the Defendants, The Clerk of the Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in the JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM, 2ND FLOOR, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY JUDICIAL CENTER, 312 N.W. 3RD STREET, OKEECHOBEE, FLORIDA 34972 at 11:00AM, on the 28th day of May, 2014, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment:1Plaintiff name has changed pursuant to order previously entered. PARCEL A: A PARCEL OF LAND LYING IN SECTION 16, TOWNSHIP 37 EAST, RANGE 36 EAST, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA, BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCE AT THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF SAID SECTION 16, BEAR SOUTH 00 DEGREES 16 MINUTES 45 SECONDS EAST ALONG THE WEST LINE OF SAID SECTION 16, A DISTANCE OF 877.27 FEET TO THE RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE OF B & B MCARTHUR ROAD; THENCE CONTINUE SOUTH 00 DEGREES 16 MINUTES 45 SECONDS EAST ALONG THE SAID LINE OF SAID SECTION 16, A DISTANCE OF 1020.92 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE CONTINUE SOUTH 00 DEGREES 16 MINUTES 45 SECONDS EAST ALONG THE WEST LINE OF SAID SECTION 16, A DISTANCE OF 255.26 FEET TO THE NORTH RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE OF SAID B & B MCARTHUR ROAD; THENCE BEAR NORTH 89 DEGREES 43 MINUTES 15 SECONDS EAST ALONG THE NORTH RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE OF SAID B & B MCARTHUR ROAD, A DISTANCE OF 163.97 FEET; THENCE BEAR NORTH 00 DEGREES 16 MINUTES 45 SECONDS WEST A DISTANCE OF 255.26 FEET; THENCE BEAR SOUTH 89 DEGREES 43 MINUTES 15 SECONDS WEST A DISTANCE OF 163.97 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. AND PARCEL B: A PARCEL OF LAND LYING IN SECTION 17, TOWNSHIP 37 SOUTH, RANGE 36 EAST, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA, BEING MORE PARTICULARLY BOUNDED AND DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCE AT THE SOUTHEAST CORNER OF SECTION 17, THENCE NORTH 00 DEGREES 41 MINUTES 06 SECONDS EAST, ALONG THE EASTERLY SECTION LINE OF SAID SECTION 17; SAID LINE BEING ALSO THE WESTERLY RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE OF NORTHEAST 80TH AVENUE (NORMAN ROAD), A DISTANCE OF 2993.40 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE NORTH 89 DEGREES 18 MINUTES 54 SECONDS WEST, A DISTANCE OF 495.00 FEET TO A POINT; THENCE NORTH 00 DEGREES 41 MINUTES 06 SECONDS EAST, A DISTANCE OF 440.00 FEET TO A POINT; THENCE SOUTH 89 DEGREES 18 MINUTES 54 SECONDS EAST, A DISTANCE OF 495.00 FEET TO A POINT LYING ON THE AFORESAID EASTERLY SECTION LINE AND WESTERLY RIGHT-OFWAY LINE; THENCE SOUTH 00 DEGREES 41 MINUTES 06 SECONDS WEST ALONG SAID SECTION LINE/ RIGHT-OF -WAY LINE, A DISTANCE OF 440.00 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. A/K/A 8025 NE 12TH 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 sixty (60) days after the sale. WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of this Court on May 5, 2014. Sharon Robertson Clerk of the Circuit Court BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk Ronald R Wolfe & Associates, P.L. P.O. Box 25018, Tampa, Florida 33622-5018 F09125060 CHASEDIRECT-SPECFHLMC-B-mlee-Team 3-F09125060**See Americans with Disabilities Act If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Corrie Johnson, ADA Coordinator, 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. 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. 465299 ON 5/7,14/2014 Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. PROBATE DIVISION CASE NO. 2014-CP-77 In re: Estate of ETHEL MAE KIBLER, a/k/a ETHEL M. KIBLER, Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of ETHEL MAE KIBLER, a/k/a ETHEL M. KIBLER, deceased, whose date of death was March 27, 2014, and whose social security number is xxxxx-6010, 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 othIN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 2014-CP0000140 IN RE: Estate of MILDRED L. WILLINGHAM, Deceased, NOTICE TO CREDITORS (Ancillary Summary Administration) TO ALL PERSONS HAVING CLAIMS OR DEMANDS AGAINST THE ABOVE ESTATE: You are hereby noti ed that an Order of Summary Administration has been entered in the estate of MILDRED L. WILLINGHAM deceased, File Number 2014-CP-000040, by the Circuit Court for Okeechobee County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee County, Okeechobee, Florida, 34972; that the decedent’s date of death was March 18, 2013; that the total value of the estate is $10,189.00 and that the names and address of those to whom it has been assigned by such order are: Name Address Fay A. Clark 2321 Winesap Court, Clear Brook, VA 22624 ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE NOTIFIED THAT: All creditors of the estate of the decedent and persons having claims or demands against the estate of the decedent other than those for whom provision for full payment was made in the Order of Summary Administration must le their claims with this court WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE. ALL CLAIMS AND DEMANDS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING ANY OTHER APPLICABLE TIME PERIOD, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT’S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of rst publication of this Notice is May 14, 2014. Person Giving Notice: FAY A. CLARK 2321 Winesap Court Clear Brook, VA 22624 Attorney for Person Giving Notice: COLIN M. CAMERON, ESQUIRE Florida Bar No.: 270441 200 N.E. Fourth Avenue Okeechobee, FL 34972 (863) 763-8600 465399 ON 5/14,21/2014 Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. PROBATE DIVISION CASE NO. 2014-CP-60 In Re: Estate of DORIS THERESA LeCLAIR, a/k/a DORIS T. LeCLAIR, Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of DORIS THERESA LeCLAIR, a/k/a DORIS T. LeCLAIR, deceased, whose date of death was March 15, 2014, and whose social security number is xxx-xx-8177, 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 representatives’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 May 7, 2014. Personal Representative: Judy A. Booth 903 N.E. 5th Street Okeechobee, Florida 34972 Attorney for Personal Representative: CONELY & CONELY, P.A. P.O. Drawer 1367 Okeechobee, Florida 34973 Telephone: (863) 763-3825 Facsimile: (863) 763-6856 Primary E-mail Address: tconely@conelyandconely.com Secondary 1 E-Mail Address: blanier@conelyandconely.com Secondary 2 E-Mail Address service@conelyandconely.com BY: Tom W. Conely, III Florida Bar No. 096482 ON 5/7,14/2014 Public Notice Public NoticeIN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. PROBATE DIVISION CASE NO. 2014-CP66 In re: Estate of SAMUEL JAMES TRIFIRO, Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of SAMUEL JAMES TRIFIRO, deceased, whose date of death was March 16, 2014, and whose social security number is xxx-xx-9183, 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 14 Okeechobee News May 14, 2014er 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 May 14, 2014. Personal Representative: Anthony D. Kibler 19783 N.W. 282nd Street Okeechobee, Florida 34972 CONELY & CONELY, P.A. P.O. Drawer 1367 Okeechobee, Florida 34973 Telephone: (863) 763-3825 Primary E-Mail Address: tconely@conelyandconely.com Secondary 1 E-Mail Address: blanier@conelyandconely.com Secondary 3 E-Mail Address: service@conelyandconely.com By Tom W. Conely, III Florida Bar No. 096482 465327 ON 5/14,21/2014 Shop here first! The classified adsIN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION CASE NO. 2014-CP-67 In Re: Estate of:KATHLEEN ANNE SANTAMARINA, a/k/a KATHLEEN SANTAMARINA, Deceased NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of KATHLEEN ANNE SANTAMARINA, a/k/a KATHLEEN SANTAMARINA, deceased, whose date of death was February 19, 2014, and whose social security number is xxx-xx-8572, 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 May 7, 2014 Personal Representative: Mark Edwin Heatley 8550 S.W. 14th Lane Okeechobee, Florida 34974 Attorney for Personal Representative: CONELY CONELY, P.A., P.O. Drawer 1367 Okeechobee, Florida 34973 Telephone: (863) 763-3825 Primary E-Mail Address: tconely@conelyandconely.com Secondary 1 E-Mail Address: blanier@conelyandeonely.com Secondary 2 -Mail Address: service@conelyandconely.com By: Tom W. Conely, III Florida Bar No, 096482 465219 ON 5/7,14/2014 Crossword Puzzle See puzzle on page 15IN 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 May 7, 2014, Personal Representative: Diana R. Walker 7348 S.W. 13th Street Okeechobee, Florida 34974 Attorney for Personal Representative: CONELY & CONELY, P,A. P.O. Drawer 1367 Okeechobee, Florida 34973 Telephone: (863) 763-3825 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 465199 ON 5/7,14/2014 Grab a bargain from your neighbors garage, attic, basement or closet in todays classifieds. ACROSS 1 Famiglia nickname 6 Celtic language 11 Base enforcers, briefly 14 Menu listings 15 Muse with a lyre 16 Bugler in a forest 17 Fish-derived supplement 19 Behold 20 Diners Club competitor 21 Binding promise 22 Tool thats not for crosscuts 24 Prince Charles closetful 27 Title stuffed bear in a 2012 film 28 Valley where Hercules slew a lion 29 Site of the Alaska Purchase transfer ceremony 33 Blues home: Abbr. 34 Cellular messengers 37 Leaving the jurisdiction, perhaps 41 Brest pals 42 Of Mice and __ 43 Hall of Fame umpire Conlan 44 App writer 46 ... against a __ of troublesŽ: Hamlet 48 1982 Joan Jett & the Blackhearts hit 54 Luxury watch 55 Bailed-out insurance co. 56 Mislead 58 The Prague CemeteryŽ novelist 59 Literary orphan ... and what 17-, 24-, 37and 48Across each contains? 62 It may be fresh or stale 63 Milk source 64 Sculled 65 House and Howser 66 Bygone monarchs 67 Winemaking tool DOWN 1 Mineral found in sheets 2 Basic matter 3 Vengeful sorceress of myth 4 Appomattox bicentennial year 5 Faulkners __ Lay DyingŽ 6 Did lawn work 7 Proofers find 8 Thai native 9 Last words in a drink recipe, perhaps 10 Total patientŽ treatment 11 Like one expected to deliver? 12 Fabric fold 13 Slants 18 Revolting 23 __ Rico 25 Angled ltrs. 26 Not misled by 29 Where to get wraps and scrubs 30 Are you going?Ž response 31 French and Italian flags 32 Disputed Balkan republic 33 Vice principle 35 Hunky-dory 36 __-cone 38 Taurus birthstones, perhaps 39 Floridas __ Beach 40 Out of a jamb? 45 Pious 46 Theyre often on a slippery slope 47 MIT grad, often 48 Construction girder 49 Understandable 50 Underground worker 51 Sun Tzus The Art __Ž 52 Longest river in France 53 Gets knocked off 57 Old Fords 60 Gilbert and Sullivan princess 61 Part of an inning By Peter Koetters (c)2014 Tribune Content Agency, LLC 04/18/14 04/18/14 ANSWER TO PREVIOUS PUZZLE: Edited by Rich Norris and Joyce Nichols Lewis xwordeditor@aol.com

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SEYMOUR, Attorney at Law 863-467-1894 An Aordable Way to Advertise! email: okeeadsales@newszap.com Public Notice Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 19TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. CASE No.: 2010-CA-000575 DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST COMPANY, TRUSTEE SAXON ASSET SECURITIES TRUST 2007-2 MORTGAGE LOAN ASSET BACKED CERT IFICATES, SERIES 2007-2, Plaintiff, V S. DAVID TYSON; VIOLA TYSON; DISCOVERY MARKETING & DISTRIBUTING, INC.; OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA; DAVID TYSON, JR., and SHANNON TYSON, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Summary Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated December 16, 2013, and entered in Case No. 2010CA-000575 of the Circuit Court of the 19th Judicial Circuit in and for Okeechobee County, Florida, wherein DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST COMPANY, TRUSTEE SAXON ASSET SECURITIES TRUST 2007-2 MORTGAGE LOAN ASSET BACKED CERT IFICATES, SERIES 2007-2, is the Plaintiff, and DAVID TYSON; VIOLA T YSON; DISCOVERY MARKETING & DISTRIBUTING, INC.; OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA; DAVID TYSON, JR., and SHANNON TYSON, are Defendants, the Clerk of the Circuit Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in the Jury Assembly room, 2nd Floor, of the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, located at 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, FL 34972, at 11:00 A.M. on the 4th day of June, 2014, the following described property as set forth in said Summary Final Judgment, to wit: Beginning at the Northeast corner of Lot 12, Block 3, Okeechobee Little Farms, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 2, Page 100 of the Public Records of Okeechobee County/City, Florida: run thence South on the East lot line of said Lot 12, a distance of 157.5 feet to a Point of Beginning, thence run West parallel to the North lot line a distance of 330 feet, thence run South parallel to the East lot line a distance of 157.5 feet, thence run East parallel to the North lot line 330 feet to the East lot line, thence run North 157.5 feet on the East lot line to the Point of Beginning, less and except the East 35 feet thereof and less and except the West 35 feet thereof. Street Address: 10691 NW 4th Avenue, Okeechobee, FL 34972 and all xtures and personal property located therein or thereon, which are included as security in Plaintiffs mortgage. 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 Public Notice Public NoticeIN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION CASE NO. 2011CA000302 OCWEN LOAN SERVICING LLC, Plaintiff, VS. SCOTT P JONES, BASSWOOD HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC., UNKNOWN TENANT IN POSSESSION #1, UNKNOWN TENANT IN POSSES15 Okeechobee News May 14, 2014 must le a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated at Okeechobee, Okeechobee County, Florida, this 20th day of December 2013. Sharon Robertson Clerk of said Circuit Court By: Sandra L. Creech As Deputy Clerk Clar eld, Okon, Salomone, & Pincus, P.L. Attorney for Plaintiff 500 S. Australian Avenue, Suite 730 West Palm Beach, FL 33406 (561) 713-1400 pleadings@cosplaw.corn 465347 ON 5/14,21/2014 SION #2, UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF SCOTT P. JONES, Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Summary Final Judgment of Foreclosure led March 3, 2014, entered in Civil Case No. 2011CA000302 of the Circuit Court of the NINETEENTH Judicial Circuit in and for Okeechobee County, Okeechobee, Florida, the Clerk of Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in the Jury Assembly Room, 2nd Floor of the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 312 Northwest 3rd Street, Okeechobee, FL. 34972 in accordance with Chapter 45, Florida Statutes on the 4th day of June, 2014 at 11:00 AM on the following described property as set forth in said Summary Final Judgment, to-wit: Lot 5 of Block 61, BASSWOOD, Unit 5, according to the Plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 51, Public Records of Okeechobee County, Florida. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens, must le a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated this 4TH day of March 2014. SHARON ROBERTSON As Clerk of the Court BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy ClerkIf you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Corrie Johnson, ADA Coordinator, 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. 463953 ON 5/7,14/2014 How do you find a job in todays competitive market? In the employment section of the classifiedsSee answers on page 14 A sk FlorenceSo “look who’s talking now” for Jenny Craig. Remember Kirstie Alley, the TV and lm actress best known for her roles in the late 1980s, early ’90s movies about the talking babies? Having publicly endured countless battles w ith her weight, the actress frequently captured in un attering photos on tabloid covers will once again serve as spokeswoman for the popular weight loss company. She’s again challenged herself to lose 30 pounds. Alley blames emotional distress and overindulging around the holidays for packing on the pounds—something most everyone can relate to. Excessive weight carries several health consequences, including heart disease, which often turns fatal. Statistics show one in four women will die from heart disease. And women aren’t the only ones. In fact, according to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), coronary heart disease—the most common type of heart disease—remains the No. 1 killer of both men and women in the United States. Even worse, new research reveals poor heart health can detrimentally affect cognitive health. Vascular cognitive impairment (VCI) involves cases of cognitive decline caused by both vascular and cerebrovascular risk factors. An additional study also suggests cardiovascular disease may increase risks of Alzheimer’s disease. According to the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association, vascular risk factors associated with heart disease – like arterial stiffness – are now emerging as possible risk factors for VCI. However, researchers suggest a simple change in lifestyle could help lower one’s risk of developing cardiovascular disease – and possibly VCI – simply by following these healthy habits:  eating a balanced diet;  exercising;  maintaining normal weight;  minimizing stress; and,  not smoking. Additionally, in a study published by the NIH, drugs used to treat hyperinsulinemia and onset diabetes could actually decrease a patient’s risk of cognitive impairment. This as we wait for the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s stamp of approval on a drug speci cally designed to treat VCI. Although researchers caution the link between heart disease and dementia needs more study to adequately understand the association between heart health and brain health, the discovery brings tremendous, er, gravity to the necessity of weight loss. Here’s hoping Alley’s successful in achieving her weight-loss goal as well as encouraging others to do the same. That, I’m sure the “Cheers” alum would agree, is an accomplishment worth toasting. Most medical inquiries are best served b y consulting your physician or a quali ed specialist and this “Ask Florence” is no substitute for professional exams and insights. To reach Ask Florence, please email Nicolette. Christie@vna orida.org. Researchers link heart health to vascular cognitive impairment An informational meeting for local small scale producers of vegetables and fruits and other locally grown farm products will be held Thursday, May 15, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the UF/IFAS Okeechobee County Extension Of ce in the Okeechobee County Annex, 458 U.S. 98 N. The Extension Service has invited several speakers that will assist producers in choosing appropriate marketing methods for local agricultural products. Here’s who will be making presentations:  Yvette Goodiel, Martin County Agricultural Extension Agent: Farm Coop organizations;  Natalie Parkell, Vertical Horizons Farm & Stuart Green Market Manager: Our experience with a community market;  Beth Alexis Owens, Extension Farm to School Program Coordinator: Using Florida Food Connect to market your farm products. After the presentations, interested growers will have the opportunity to get together to make plans to address local organizational issues. Fruit & vegetable farmers to meet

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