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Okeechobee news
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Wednesday, May 21, 2014 50¢ Plus ta x Vol. 105 No. 61 12.79 feetLast Year: 13.36 feet Lake Levels See page 4 for information about how to contact this newspaper. Taylor Creek Lock to close ... Page 2 Woman ghts attacker, gets away ... Page 10 BHR home burns ... Page 5 Okeechobee News/ Charles MurphyJenny Pung of Raulerson Hospital (left) presented a large check to Ivette Vega, a graduating OHS senior, who intends to seek a career as a physical therapist. Soccer team honored at annual banquet ... Page 15 Drunk driver pulled out of Eagles parking lot, into path of motorcyclist on U.S. 441By Eric KoppOkeechobee News A local jury awarded a Sanford man over $11 million in damages as a result of a civil lawsuit against the Okeechobee Eagles Aerie #4137. The six-member jury found the club negligent in letting a member leave the club drunk on March 19, 2010, who was then involved in an accident that left the victim permanently disabled. Leroy Edward Felt, 73, was later arrested and charged with driving under the in uence, driving under the in uence with property damage, driving under the in uence with serious bodily injury and leaving the scene of an accident with personal injury. Felt was found guilty at trial and was sentenced to a term of ve years in prison b y Circuit Court Judge Larry Schack. According to the Department of Corrections (DOC) web site, Felt is currently slated to be released from prison Dec. 8, 2015. Arrest documents indicate as Felt was leaving the Eagles Club on U.S. 441 N. around 8:24 $11 million awarded in DUI suit By Eric KoppOkeechobee News A 15-year-old boy visiting the Okeechobee area with a West Palm Beach church group died of an apparent drowning at an area known locally as the Douglas Rope Swing. Although the body of Oquan Reed was found in about 40 feet of water Saturday, Ma y 17, his death has not been of cially ruled as a drowning. Michele Bell, Okeechobee County Sheriff's Of ce (OCSO) public information of cer, said OCSO Detective John Fisher is waiting on an of cial cause of death from the District 19 Medical Examiner's Of ce. A report by OCSO Deputy Bart Potter indicated the incident occurred around 10:23 a.m. at a body of water owned by David R. and Carolyn F. Douglas on N.E. 112th St. According to the report, the group from Urban Life Impact was staying on adjacen t property owned by Sandy Leigh Erneston and her husband. The group stays there every year, 15-year-old apparently drowns at local pond S ource: South Florida Water M anagement District. Depth given in feet above sea level See DROWN — Page 5 See DUI — Page 5 By Charles M. MurphyOkeechobee News Nine students with grade point averages of 3.5 and above, 14 migrant students with a grade point average of 3.0 and above, two students who already have attained associates degrees and 27 Hispanic students with grade point averages of 3.0 or better were honored for their academic achievements Monday night. The Harvest of Hope is held annually to Harvest of Hope honors migrant, Hispanic studentsSee HOPE — Page 7

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Katrina Elsken has been named publisher of the Okeechobee News it was announced by Independent Newsmedia Inc. USA. Ms. Elsken will replace Tom Byrd, who w ill assume the publisher’s role at the company’s state capital daily, the Delaware State News in Dover, Del. effective July 1. Ms. Elsken is a longtime veteran of the Okeechobee News editorial staff, serving as editor and recently also as associate publisher. She will continue to act as editor. “I’m very happy for Katrina,” said Mr. Byrd. “This is very well deserved. Katrina is a dedicated community journalist who loves Okeechobee. She has raised her family here, is involved in the community, and believes very much in serving readers with the kind of coverage they can’t get anywhere else. Katrina has also been instrumental in developing the strong website and social media presence that the Okeechobee News enjoys in the area. “This is a great community, and we have a great team of people serving it,” Mr. Byrd said. “Thanks to everyone I’ve worked with, and the wonderful people I’ve met in the community. The staff at the Okeechobee News is top-notch and — like Katrina — care deeply about serving the community.” INI operates community newspapers and websites in four states, as well as printing companies in Arizona and Delaware. Its structure — as a taxpaying for-pro t company that is owned by a non-pro t journalistic trust — is unique. There are no private or corporate shareholders. All after-tax pro ts are invested in the company’s mission of community service through independent journalism. “I am honored to be chosen to lead such a dedicated newspaper staff,” said Ms. Elsken. “The Okeechobee News is approaching its 100th year of service to the Okeechobee community, and we will work hard to maintain that tradition of community service while at the same time taking advantage of broadening our readership through new technology.” INI’s approach to journalism is also a bit unusual. It is devoted to straight and unbiased reporting. Instead of writing editorials, it draws citizens into community decisionmaking and showcases the public’s opinions. INI’s commitment to purposeful neutrality — along with its focus on local issues, local organizations and local involvement — help build a strong sense of community. Special to the Okeechobee News Juliet Skinner was thrilled to participate in the Indian River State College Commencement on May 2. The Okeechobee resident earned a Bachelor of Applied Science degree in Organizational Management while w orking full-time at the IRSC Main Campus in Fort Pierce as a Student Success Services A ssistant. Juliet utilizes the knowledge and skills she developed throughout her degree program to help students, noting that, “My education is not just an investment that I have made in myself, it bene ts everyone w hom I meet.” Because of earning an Associate in Arts degree and Bachelor’s Degree from IRSC, she has had many of the same experiences as other IRSC students. “I can identify with the issues faced by students and the challenge of balancing everything in your life: family, work, school. Math was always my biggest challenge. At IRSC I received the support and encouragement I needed to overcome issues with math. IRSC even has a special quality enhancement program, QEP, to help students succeed in math. It’s all about student success at IRSC!” Juliet said. Juliet especially credits the IRSC team at the Dixon Hendry Campus in Okeechobee for providing support and a personal connection. She also uses the business skills she developed in her degree program to successfully operate a pool service company with her husband, Michael. He and daughters, Mckayla, 15, and Ashley, 9, were eager to congratulate her at the commencement ceremony.“It was a challenging, but rewarding journey. I can’t thank everyone enough for this ful lling opportunity,” she added. Juliet Skinner uses experiences at IRSC to help other students The S-193, or Taylor Creek Navigation Lock, on the north shore of Lake Okeechobee is scheduled to be closed to boat traf c beginning May 28. The lock will undergo an inspection and maintenance work. The work should be complete and the lock reopened to boaters by Saturday, June 14. The inspection is required to identify maintenance needs and extend the life of the navigation lock mechanisms. For information about the lock and the inspection of the lock, please contact Gary Ritter at 863-462-5260, ext. 3017, or gritter@ sfwmd.gov. Taylor Creek Lock to close for maintenance Steak and Seafood863.946.0050 | CELL 561.261.0358 12044 East SR 78 | Lakeport(Located in Northlake Estates)Find us on FacebookCome Celebrate the Memorial Holiday with us! Thursday, Friday & Saturday May 22…24, 5pm to 9pmBring your military ID and receive a 20% Discount on our steak and seafood menu! 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 Always on Top of the JobŽRe-Roofing Specialists€ Metal & Shingle Roofs € Flats & Leaks Repair FREE ESTIMATES863-357-3838State Lic.#CCC1327338 2 Okeechobee News May 21, 2014 Today: Mostly sunny skies. High 86F. Winds ENE at 10 to 15 mph. Tonight: Clear. Low 63F. Winds E at 5 to 10 mph.Extended ForecastThursday: A mainly sunny sky. High 92F. Winds ENE at 5 to 10 mph. Thursday Night: Clear skies. Lo w around 65F. Winds SSE at 5 to 10 mph. Friday: A mainly sunny sky. High around 95F. Winds light and variable. Friday Night: Clear skies. Low around 70F. Winds S at 5 to 10 mph. Okeechobee Forecast Elsken named publisher of the Okeechobee News Katrina Elsken Special to the Okeechobee NewsJuliet Skinner at the May 2 commencement. Agri-Civic Center openUnless an event is taking place, the Okeechobee County Agri-Civic Center grounds are open to area residents for exercise activities such as walking, running, and bike riding on a daily basis. The gate on State Road 70 is open from 7 a.m. until dusk for residents to access the roads and parking lots within the facility. While the county encourages area residents to take advantage of the opportunity to use the facility grounds for exercise, the staff asked everyone to help keep the facility clean by not littering.

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Call Big Lake 863-763-ROOF (7663) & REPAIRSROOFING 3 Okeechobee News May 21, 2014 By Katrina ElskenOkeechobee News Comedian and actor Bill Engvall is looking forward to performing May 23 at the Seminole Brighton Casino in Glades County. “I like Florida a lot,” Mr. Engvall, 56, said in a telephone interview May 16, “I’m looking forward to getting there and doing the show.” He said his stand-up routine includes new material about his performances on “Dancing with the Stars,” and thoughts on getting older. Fans of his television shows and specials should be comfortable with his familyfriendly material. “What you saw on the Blue Collar Comedy Tour is what you will see in my act. It’s a clean show,” he said, adding that the audience will not hear anything at his show that they wouldn’t if “you go to your kids’ playground and wait for an hour.” Mr. Engvall does not travel as much as he did in his earlier career. He is on the road about 60-80 days a year. “There was a time I spent eight months of the year on the road,” he said. He said the strangest place he ever performed was a show in New York. “A religious cult wanted me to do 10 minutes,” he said. “It was weird. I didn’t know what to expect,” he said. “But it turned out to be cool.” All they wanted to hear was his famous ‘Here’s Your Sign’ routine. He got off the plane and did 10 minutes of ‘Here’s Your Sign.’ “They gave me my check and put me back on the plane,” he remembered. His advice to young people who want to be stand up comedians? “Don’t!” he joked. “Seriously, do as much stage time as you can,” Mr. Engvall advised, “and keep your material relatable to your audience.” A native of Galveston, Texas, Mr. Engvall moved to Dallas and was working as a disc jockey, with plans of becoming a teacher. While in a nightclub, he decided to try his hand at stand-up comedy and found that making people laugh was his calling. Among his many achievements, Engvall’s debut comedy album “Here’s Your Sign,” released in 1996, is certi ed platinum and held the No. 1 position on the Billboard Comedy Chart for 15 weeks. It then reached No. 5 on Billboard’s Current Country Album Chart and reached the Top 50 on Billboard’s Top 200 Album Chart. The single of the same name was ranked No. 1 on Billboard’s Country Singles Sales Chart for 10 weeks, reached the Top 30 on Billboard’s Singles Sales Chart and even achieved Gold status. In 1997, Engvall won the “Best Selling Comedy Album” award at the annual NARM convention. His second album, “Dork sh,” released in 1998, is certi ed gold and ranked No. 1 on Billboard’s Comedy Chart. Mr. Engvall starred in and executive produced his own self-titled sitcom for TBS, which ran for three seasons. He was also one of the stars of the hit sketch comedy show “Blue Collar TV” on the WB. In 2008, he starred in “Bait Shop” with Billy Ray Cyrus on USA Network. Mr. Engvall has also appeared in several lms, including “Delta Farce” in 2007, “Strawberry Wine” in 2008 and “Bed & Breakfast: Love is a Happy Accident” in 2010. He was part of the hugely successful “Blue Collar Comedy” concert lms, which have sold more than nine million copies. The album for “Blue Collar Comedy Tour: One for the Road” was nominated for a Grammy Award in 2006. Mr. Engvall also has several solo specials, including his certi ed multi-platinum “Live” in 2004, “15 Off Cool” in 2007 and “Aged and Confused” in 2009. In 2012, he reunited with Jeff Foxworthy and Larry the Cable Guy for the “Them Idiots Whirled Tour,” which was lmed as a special for CMT. For ticket information for the show at Brighton Seminole, call 800-360-9875. Bill Engvall to perform at Brighton Casino Special to the Okeechobee News Need help understanding your Medicare bene ts and options? Join SHINE at the Okeechobee Public Library for a free Medicare 101 presentation on Thursday, June 26, at 10 a.m. The presentation will focus on Medicare Parts A, B, C and D and how to decide between Original Medicare and a Medicare Advantage Plan. SHINE (Serving Health Insurance Needs of Elders) is a national, free program offered by the Area Agency on Aging and the Florida Department of Elder Affairs. Specially-trained volunteers assist seniors, disabled adults and their caregivers with Medicare questions by providing one-on-one counseling and information. SHINE services are free, unbiased, and con dential. SHINE counselors are committed to helping seniors make informed healthcare choices. Counselors are not af liated with any insurance company and will not attempt to sell you insurance policies. All counseling records are strictly con dential. For more information about community events and local counseling sites, please contact the Helpline at 866-684-5885 or visit www.FloridaSHINE.org. ‘Medicare 101’ program available at public library Special to the Okeechobee NewsBill Engvall performs May 23 at the Brighton Casino.

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Students in hallway tryst Back in the day, the worst thing kids did was smoke cigarettes in the bathrooms. Now they are so bold as to hook up in the hallway during class. What really bothers me is this is the Freshman Campus—these kids were probably only 14 or 15 years old.  I blame the parents. Parents should be more involved with their children now days and set rules. You’re a parent, not a best friend with your kids. If they get mad at you for setting guidelines and rules to go by, well then you have done your job as a parent.  A sex act, in the hallway, while class was in session is pretty extreme. Maybe they wanted to get caught?  Five days suspension is not a good punishment. These two students probably don’t mind missing out on school for a week to do whatever they desire outside of school.  Better to be going under the football bleachers and seeing what goes on under those, from the stories we hear. My opinion is that it is neither the parents nor the teachers’ fault. These kids are in high school. If there’s a will, there’s a way. When teenagers make bad choices, why is the blame shifted to a parent?  Even if you raise a child the right way, taking them to church, both parents involved, making all the right choices, in the end they grow up to make choices on their own. At 15 they have their own brain and you can talk to them until you are blue in the face, or you can beat the tar out of them. They will still do what they think is justi ed in their minds. All you can do is raise them the best you can and pray that God leads them.  I bet that everyone who is blaming someone other than these children for their bad choices always listened to the adults ...  If either of the parents had wanted to press charges, both of these kids could have wound up in juvenile court. Kids this age just don’t think.  Parents need to know when this type of stuff is happening as it is a reminder for them to sit down and talk to their kids. I am glad the school didn’t just cover this up because parents need to know.At the movies ... The past three times I have tried to watch a movie, it was a disaster. One movie, they had a projector problem and after waiting 20 minutes, we gave up and took rain check. The next time I went to a movie, kids behind me kicked my seat for most of the showing. The parents gave ME dirty looks when I turned around to see who was kicking me. And it was a full theater so there was nowhere to move. The most recent time, I sat down, and a large woman with ‘big hair’ sat in front of me. So I moved over a few seats. But the family with the big hair woman kept playing musical chairs with the seats in the row in front of me, up and down, and it was very distracting. Finally, I moved to a different row, and they moved again, and once again blocked my view.  Inconsiderate creeps are taking over the world. Used to be you might run into one occasionally but now they are the norm. The law won’t let you touch a child in the raising nowadays, and so we are seeing the results. I wonder how much of this might be contributing to the closing of theaters. It would take about once for me to start staying home with a video and micro popcorn.  Part of the problem is that parents take very young children to movies that are not appropriate for them and the kids get bored. For example, the new Spiderman movie is ne for pre-teens and teens, who could appreciate the amount of screen time devoted to teen angst dialog, but it was not a movie for younger kids. When the kids get bored, they start doing things like kicking the seat in front of them. Another part of the problem is that parents do not properly supervise their children, even when they are seated next to them in a theater.Easy ways to save Abe Lincoln’s famous saying, “a penny saved is a penny earned” deserves some contemplation. You really do earn money with your effort to cut expenses. And it does take effort. Recruit your family. Kids and grandkids can hunt for coupons in the paper and online while learning the value of a buck at the same time. Instead of buying something new, nd a good, used item. Lots of times you can get something of much better quality than the Chinese stuff at the discount stores, for less money. Quit smoking! You will save a fortune. The cell phone advice in the video is huge. Call your cell company now! They will look at what you actually use in minutes, text, and data, and adjust your plan to meet your needs. We cut our cell expense in half recently.  Thank you to OK Gun Corral for hosting our Chamber Business After Hours. We hope to have as great a turn out for our next event the June Power Networking Breakfast at Brown Cow Sweetery from 7 – 9 a.m. on June 10. See You There!  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 863467-6246 to RSVP!  Leadership Okeechobee Class of 2015 is now taking applications. The purpose of the Leadership Okeechobee Program is to cultivate leadership through education, exposure to the community, and interaction between class members. Our ultimate goal is to prepare students for a personal journey along the wonderful and rewarding path to community service. The following are our program objectives: To prepare future/ potential leaders to meet the challenges ahead for Okeechobee; You will explore critical issues via a series of seminars and related activities; You will interact with ke y decision-makers, local leaders and representatives of local government to gain a bette r understanding of the forces which impac t your community as a whole. The key to preserving and enhancing the quality of life is a well-informed citizen. If you are interested in being considered for the class, you ma y pick up an application from the Chamber o f Commerce or you may go to the Chamber’s website (www.okeechobeebusiness.com) and select Leadership Okeechobee unde r Chamber Programs on the home page to download the application. Contact: Mariah Parriott, Administration 863-467-6246; info@okeechobeebusiness. com. That will conclude the Chamber events for this month; however, we encourag e you to check out our community calenda r at www.okeechobeebusiness.com for mor e events as they become available in the community and in the chamber. Please remember to RSVP for each of the above events to reserve your spot. If you are interested in SPONSORING any of the chamber events, please contact Mariah at 863-467-6246 o r info@okeechobeebusiness.com. I look forward to seeing you at ou r events!! Executive Director Antoinette Rodriguez 863-467-6246 antoinette@okeechobeebusiness.com May 21, 2014 4 Okeechobee News OPINION Public Forum/Speak Out Chamber of Commerce News Editor: Katrina Elsken Circulation Manager: Dee Gaudin Publisher: Tom ByrdSpeak Out has moved online, where it is quicker and easier to share your ideas and converse with others. Go to www.newszap.com, click on the community name and your local or state Public Forum. There, you can create new topics or comment on existing topics. What follows is a sam pling of some of the discussions currently taking place. Thanks for participating! Special to the Okeechobee NewsAttending the Chamber Business After Hours (left to right) are Channing Boyd, Chef Michael, Antoinette Rodriguez, Michelle Ritter and Ben Wise.

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5 Okeechobee News May 21, 2014 Cypress Hut offers dinnerCypress Hut Auxiliary will serve a New England boiled dinner starting at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 21 Thursday tacos will be served. The public is invited. Proceeds from these dinners go to various charities. For information, call the Cypress Hut Eagles at 863-467-1154.May blood drives plannedThe Big Red Bus bloodmobile will be in Okeechobee on the following dates in May:  Monday, May 26: Memorial Day observance in the Park, 9 a.m. until 1 p.m.; and,  Saturday, May 31: Walmart, 11 a.m. until 4 p.m.Moose hosting bingoOkeechobee Moose Lodge #1753, 159 N.W. 36th St., invites you to join them for bingo on Friday, May 23 at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 28, is wing night from 5 until 7 p.m. Bingo is on Thursday, May 29, at 1 p.m. Lunch will be available for a small charge on Thursday. Bingo on Friday, May 30, is at 6:30 p.m. Proceeds bene t Moose charities.Youth grid sign-ups setOkeechobee Youth Football and Cheerleading sign-ups will be held at the Golden Corall, 700 S. Parrott Ave., Saturday, May 24 from 9 a.m. until noon. Children ages 4 to 14 may sign up. Sign-up fee is $75 per athlete. For information, call 863-801-9229.Legion offers Sunday bingoAmerican Legion 64 will host Sunday night bingo May 25 at 6:30 p.m. Doors open at 5 p.m. in the bingo area. The kitchen will offer a limited menu. Payoffs will be determined by player attendance. All proceeds will bene t the American Legion veterans’ programs. The event is open to the public. VFW hosting cookoutVFW Post 10539 will host a Memorial Day cookout Monday, May 26 with ribs and chicken and all the xings for a donation of $8. It will be starting at 2 p.m. Music will be provided by Jay from 3 until 6 p.m. on the pavilion. For information, call 863-763-2308.Miniature links tourney setThe 11th annual Good Habits, Old Spirits/KOA Miniature Golf Tournament will be held Monday, May 26 from 10 a.m. until noon for $10. Participants can sign up at the Good Spirits Lounge, 245 U.S. 441 S.E. The tournament will be at KOA, 4276 U.S. 441 S., at 12:30 p.m. ALL proceeds go to Kids with Cancer Care Camp. Entry fees include access to the KOA pool on the day of tournament. Tournament participants must be 21 years of age or older.Livestock show meeting setOkeechobee Youth Livestock Show, Inc. will hold its annual meeting on Tuesday, Ma y 27 in the Osceola Middle School gym, 825 S.W. 28th St. at 7 p.m. for the election of directors and distribution of exhibitor checks. Exhibitors must bring their plaques to this meeting in order to receive their check.CCC will meet May 27The Community Collaborative Council of the Okeechobee County Shared Services Network will conduct their monthly meeting on Tuesday, May 27 at 10 a.m. in the board room of the Okeechobee County School Board of ce. The May special guest speakers will be representatives from Okeechobee County Schools who will highlight grantfunded programs. For information, call Sharon Vinson at 863-462-5000, ext. 257.Tobacco group plans meetingThe Tobacco Free Partnership o f Okeechobee County meeting will be held on Wednesday, May 28, at noon. The location of the meeting will stay the same: 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 re chief, who is battling cancer from smokeless tobacco. This meeting is open to current partnership members and anyone interested in tobacco prevention in Okeechobee County. Lunch will be provided. Call 863-801-8277 for information.BBQ dinner bene ts churchA barbecue chicken dinner fundraiser to help the Okeechobee Church of the Trinity and Trinity Christian Private School will be held Friday, May 30, from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. The dinner will include one-fourth chicken (leg portion) and all the xings for a donation of $7.50. If meals are purchased in advance, you get 10 percent off your total order. For information, call 863-623-6500.B.R.A.T. Club dance is May 31The Okeechobee B.R.A.T. Club (Building Relationships Among Teens) will host a Teen Dance Party at South Elementary School, 2468 S.W. Seventh Ave., on Saturday, Ma y 31 from 7 until 10 p.m., for students ages 12-16. The cost is $7 and includes pizza, soda and chips. For information, contact Allison Chandler at 863-697-9096.Free VPK summer programFaith Academy Preschool free summer VPK is a Christian-based summer program for children who will be attending kindergarten in the fall. The child must be 5 on or before Sept. 1 and have not participated in a VPK program during the school year. The program is free. Classes start June 16 For information, call 863-763-8800. Community Events Brought to you by:Plumbing & Air ConditioningSince 1975 Lic#CAC1817236 p.m. he pulled directly into the path of an oncoming 2008 Harley-Davidson motorcycle operated by Rodney Wilde. Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Of ce (OCSO) reports indicated even though Mr. W ilde locked up the brakes of his motorcycle he could not avoid hitting the rear-door area of the F-350 crew cab pickup. OCSO Deputy Matt Hurst later arrested Felt at his home on N.W. 38th Ave. At Felt’s subsequent trial, Deputy Hurst testi ed the pickup was parked in Felt’s yard and had damage to the driver’s side. He also told the jury he found a glove stuck to the truck’s frame that was a match to a glove being worn by Mr. Wilde. As a result of the crash Mr. Wilde, a generator technician/diesel mechanic, now has problems with his memory, with walking and with his eyes. His wife, Charlotte, is a nurse and told Judge Larry Schack the crash had “permanently altered their lives.” On Friday, May 16, an Okeechobee jury again altered the couple’s lives with an award of $11,165,569. Circuit Court Judge Gary Sweet presided over last week’s civil trial. The Wilde’s attorney Neil P. Anthony, of the West Palm Beach law rm of Steinger, Iscoe and Greene, said the verdict brought his client closure and will help them move on with their lives. “They (the Wildes) believe justice was served and that they now have closure,” said Mr. Anthony in a phone interview. “The jury conclusively found what happened to them (the Wildes) was a preventable tragedy and they can now move on with their lives.” It’s not yet known if the Eagles will appeal the decision. During his 2011 trial, the jury learned how Felt had spent the better part of March 19 drinking at the Eagles. And even though a couple offered to drive him home, Felt declined their offer. “I offered to take him home, but he said he would sleep it off in his truck,” testi ed Richard Phillips, who went on to tell the jury he saw Felt fumbling with his truck keys and staggering when he walked. Deputy Hurst, the rst law enforcement of cer on the scene, told that same jury he found a man lying on the two-lane highway and when he shined his ashlight into the man’s eyes there was no response. When the deputy later questioned Felt about the incident, the man maintained he did not remember being involved in an accident. Ruth Vacha, a forensic toxicologist with the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE), testi ed at the 2011 trial that she tested Felt’s blood sample twice and the results were the same — his blood alcohol level was .221. Under state law it is illegal to operate a vehicle with a blood alcohol level of 0.08 or higher. As part of his sentence, Felt will have to serve two years’ probation upon his release from prison, successfully complete a DUI school, have his driver’s license revoked for three years, pay all court costs and fees and pay a ne of $1,000. The civil case number is 2010CA457. DUIContinued From Page 1 added the report. The deputy’s report indicated there was a rope hanging from a zip line in the area of the pond where the teen apparently went under. Oquan’s cousin reportedly told the deputy he saw Oquan trying to swim and grab the line. OCSO divers Deputy Sergeant Shannon Peterson and Detective Sergeant Jimmy Mills entered the pond’s murky water and Sgt. Peterson recovered the teen’s body at 11:12 a.m. DROWNContinued From Page 1 By Charles M. MurphyOkeechobee News Over $100,000 in property damage was reported after a structure re at 1421 W. Lake Drive in Buckhead Ridge on Monday that kept four re departments busy for several hours. Okeechobee Fire/Rescue Lieutenant Zack Smith reported that about $20,000 in personal property also burned in the re, rst reported just after 9 am. Six units and 15 re ghters from Okeechobee, the Seminole Tribe, Glades County and Buckhead Ridge volunteers were dispatched to the scene. Lt. Smith’s report stated light smoke showed from all of the eaves and out the garage door as re ghters arrived. The remen were told the home was vacant and they found a rear door unlocked and quickly gained entry. “We found an active re in the rear living room and later found heavy heat and smoke from two side bedrooms,” the report said. Fire ghters also located a re in a small workshop in the garage. Glades County re ghters provided a tanker and a nearby canal was used as a water source during the battle. Fire ghters then used large fans to ventilate the property. There were no injuries reported. The State Fire Marshal will determine the cause of the blaze. Fire consumes vacant home in Buckhead Ridge

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Hazel Gertrude Ganshaw, 97OKEECHOBEE — Hazel Gertrude Ganshaw died April 29, 2014. She was born December 24, 1916 in Ironton, Ohio to Andrew and Mary Francis Basham. A resident of Okeechobee since the 1970s, she loved going to the beach to enjoy the ocean and she enjoyed riding her bicycle, cooking and taking care of people. Mrs. Ganshaw was preceded in death by her husband, John Ganshaw. She is survived by her sister, Ruth Allen of Ironton, Ohio and two nieces. No services will be held at this time. Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Foundation, 322 Eighth Avenue, 7th Floor, New York, NY 10001. 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, FL, 34972.Kirby Ray Bass, 46OKEECHOBEE — Kirby Ray Bass died April 12, 2014. He was born Sept. 21, 1967 in Ft. Pierce to Ted and Leila Bass. A lifetime resident of Okeechobee, he was a member of 4H and FFA before graduating in 1985 from Okeechobee High School. He enjoyed working on vehicles and had been employed as a mechanic. Mr. Bass was preceded in death by his father, Ted Bass. He is survived by his mother, Leila Bass of Okeechobee; sisters, Tina Bray of California and Patricia Robinson of St. Cloud; nieces, Ashley and Tori of Okeechobee; many family and friends. 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. Mark Wayne Moore, 53OKEECHOBEE — Mark Wayne Moore died May 17, 2014. He was born April 8, 1961 in Ft. Worth, Texas to Richard Sr. and Carolyn Moore. A resident of Okeechobee for two years, he enjoyed shing. Mr. Moore is survived by his wife of one year, Debra Watson of Okeechobee; two brothers of Texas; two sisters of Tampa; ve nephews of Tampa; seven nieces of Tampa; seven uncles of Ft. Worth, Texas; best friends, Mel Ficka, Cris and Shane of Stuart, Florida. Graveside services will be held 10 a.m. Thursday, May 22, 2014 at Evergreen Cemetery. Those wishing to leave a message of condolence may sign the register book at www.OkeechobeeFuneralHome.com All arrangements are entrusted to the direction and care of the Buxton, Bass and Conway families of the Buxton & Bass Okeechobee Funeral Home, 400 North Parrott Avenue, Okeechobee, FL, 34972.Terry Lee Hayes, 52OKEECHOBEE — Terry Lee Hayes died May 18, 2014. He was born Sept. 28, 1961 in Riverside, California to Joseph Charles and Clara B. Rucks Hayes. A resident of Okeechobee for over 46 years, he enjoyed woodworking and could build anything. He also enjoyed helping others, shing and coaching his granddaughter’s softball team. Mr. Hayes was preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his wife since 1991, Robin Hayes of Okeechobee; daughter, Amanda Mathis (Greg) of Clewiston; three granddaughters, Kayla, Jillian and Alissa; brother, Richard Hayes (Karen); and his beloved dog, Toto. Visitation will be 10 a.m. until services at 11 a.m. Friday, May 23, 2014 at Buxton & Bass Okeechobee Funeral Home. Interment will follow at Evergreen Cemetery. Those wishing to leave a message of condolence may sign the register book at www. OkeechobeeFuneralHome.com All arrangements are entrusted to the direction and care of the Buxton, Bass and Conway families of the Buxton & Bass Okeechobee Funeral Home, 400 North Parrott Avenue, Okeechobee, Florida, 34972. E D U C A T I O N A L S E M I N A R S Cremation & Burial Luncheon 11:00 A.M. Tuesday, May 27 Friday, June 13 608 South Parrott Ave Okeechobee Luncheon 11:00 A.M. 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honor migrant and Hispanic students who have excelled while they attend Okeechobee High School. Coordinator of Grants and Special Programs, Lonnie Steiert greeted the crowd and thanked the parents for all of the help and support that help their students be successful. OHS Principal Toni Wiersma said the parents have so much to be proud of with this group of young people. She noted many are the rst of their family to graduate from high school. Erica Ruiz and Anu Baby were honored as they already have earned enough credits to receive an associate's degree in college. A na Huerta was honored for having obtained nearly 50 college credits. Senior Guidance Counselor Tracy Sills said she had worked four years with this group of students having worked with them at the Okeechobee Freshman Campus and Okeechobee High School. "It is a blessing for me to see them grow and I'm excited to see what they can accomplish," she added. Guest speaker Yanet Huerta-Perez graduated with honors from Okeechobee High School in 2011. She told the crowd that her father left Mexico 16 years ago to come to America and give his family a better life. She noted her family didn't have much growing up, just the necessary things. Tragically, she lost her mother in recent years, and her father lost the use of his legs from being run over by a tractor. But, she told the crowd she has kept going, worked long hours, and is now a manager of two funeral homes. Her educational goal is a Master's Degree in Business Administration. Ms. Huerta-Perez admitted she didn't have the resources and the money to go to college as high school graduation approached. She said she had fear and doubts but overcame them. She noted the American dream was no longer a dream but a reality for her. "At scholarship night I received enough money to pay for my entire college degree. I haven't paid a single dime," she told the crowd. She admitted she takes solace in the bible passage in Jeremiah, 29:11, "I have hope because whatever he has in store for me it has to be good. Stand on your feet and keep walking, get up, no matter how many times you fall," she added. "I'm very happy and at peace right now. I know there is a plan and a reason," she said. "You need to have hope and faith." Migrant students who attained grade point averages of 3.0 or above included Oscar Ayala, Rosa Borja, Alexis Calvillo, Siria Elias, Del no Garcia, Fernando Gonzalez, Adilene Hernandez, Ana Huerta, Alejandro Nunez, Paola Prado, Erica Ruiz, Johnny Sanchez, Selina Sanchez, and Ivette Vega. Hispanic students with grade point averages of 3.0 or above includes Brandon Alvarez, Odon Anselmo, Kaylie Arnold, Anu Baby, Alma Bucio, David Cardona, Amairany Carias, Pedro Cervantes, Jazmin Franco, Jorge Gallegos, Isabel Garcia, Tabatha Henry, Denise Holmes, Carissa Licata, Angelica Lopez, German Lopez, Maribel Martinez, Jake Menendez, Miriam Mojica, Rosendo Navarro, Cristina Rojas, Samuel Rogers, Jaisalyn Santiago, Felipe Soto, Nicolas Suarez, Anali Torres and Karyna Villalpando. Students with grade point averages o f 3.5 and above included Jaisalyn Santiago, Jake Menendez (one of four class valedictorians), Carissa Licata, Tabatha Henry, Jorge Gallegos, Pedro Cervantes, Odon Anselmo, Brandon Alvarez (perfect 4.0 GPA), Alexis Calvillo, Ana Huerta and Erica Ruiz. Raulerson Hospital awarded Ivette Veg a with an $8,000 scholarship for her to stud y to become a physical therapist. Josh Padgett of Indian River State College issued gift cards to Isabel Garcia and Alma Bucio. Osiel Luviano and Jose Santibanez o f Luviano Roo ng and Construction handed out gifts, including mini I-pads, to several students. Antoinette Rodriguez of the Okeechobee Chamber of Commerce presented gifts to 32 students. Celia Elliott of Harbor Community Ban k presented an award to Araceli Hernandez who would like to study to become a pediatric dentist and return to serve Okeechobee. HOPEContinued From Page 1 The Okeechobee News will be closed Monday, May 26 for Memorial Day WEDNESDAY, May 28 DEADLINE Display Advertising.......3 p.m. Friday, May 23Have a Safe Holiday! 7 Okeechobee News May 21, 2014 Okeechobee News/ Charles MurphyOHS principal Toni Wiersma honors Ana Huerta, who has earned over 50 college credits while in high school. Okeechobee News/ Charles MurphySpeaker Yanet Huerta-Perez spoke on her struggle to get an education in A merica at the Harvest of Hope ceremony Monday. Okeechobee Missionary Baptist Church 4212 U.S. 441 North to host Vacation Bible School from June 9-13, from 7 to 9 p.m., for ages 2-18. The church will also have adult classes. Buckhead Ridge Christian Church will host Vacation Bible School June 16-20, from 5:45 to 8 p.m. For more information, call 863357-6500. Okeechobee Christian Church, 3055 S.E. 18th Terrace (Charles Harvey Highway), will host Vacation Bible School from June 9 to June 13, from 6 to 8:30 p.m. each day. This year's VBS is called "Weird Animals," where Jesus' love is one-of-a-kind. Take a walk on the wild side with new friends, amazing experiments, untamed games, lip-smacking snacks, surprising adventures and incredible music. For information, call 863-467-7858. 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 revealed. 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 863-763-4127. The Gathering Church 1735 S.W. 24th Ave., 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 863-357-4418. 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. Okeechobee Mission Baptist Church will host a discover youth program ever y Wednesday, from 7 to 8 p.m. For more information call 8637-763-3681. The Okeechobee News welcomes news from area churches for this weekly column. E-mail okeenews@ newszap.com. Local churches plan Vacation Bible School programs

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Special to the Okeechobee News The Republican Party of Okeechobee held its rst combination Lincoln Day Dinner and clay shoot on May 17. About 125 people enjoyed shooting clays in the afternoon and/or the dinner and program in the evening. State Representative Cary Pigman and State Senator Denise Grimsley were the rst two speakers. Congressman Tom Rooney then spoke and awarded medals to Sgt. (Rev.) John Jarriel that he did not know until recently had been awarded to him so man y years ago. Everyone stood and applauded as he was honored. Congressman Roone y encouraged all in attendance, and then introduced the keynote speaker, Commissioner of Agriculture Adam Putnam. It was a great night for all. The event was hosted at the O K Corral Gun Club which served a delicious meal of BBQ ribs and all the xings. The Republican Club of Okeechobee meets at Beef O'Bradys on the third Monda y of every month. All are welcome. You ma y also contact Chairman Large at 863-5322482. RELIABILITY.ITS NOT JUST GETTING THE JOB DONE. ITS GETTING THE JOB DONE RIGHT. For the dependable service and solutions you need „ call Emory Walker Company. SPECIAL FINANCING AVAILABLESEE DEALER FOR DETAILS. RECEIVE UP TO A$1,700REBATE* with the purchase of a qualifying Lennox home comfort system. OR CAC014022 OFFER EXPIRES 6/13/2014. *System rebate offers range from $300 to $1,700. See your local Lennox dealer for details. 2014 Lennox Industries Inc. Lennox dealers include independently owned and operated businesses. One offer available per qualifying purchase.(863) 763-6742208 SW 5th Avenue, Okeechobee, FL 34974 Okeechobees Longest-Established Lennox Dealer Since 1975 8 Okeechobee News May 21, 2014 Special to the Okeechobee NewsHoly Land ExperienceStudents from the Adventist Christian School enjoyed a day at the Holy Land Experience in Orlando on Thursday, April 17. The students learned about the history of the Bible in the Scriptorium, “surfed” through the Red Sea with the Israelites, and saw many of the Bible stories come to life through the plays and skits. The day culminated with a drama depicting the life, death, resurrection, and second coming of Jesus. From left: Andrew Hines, Armanda Arias, Julie Arias Garcia, Chris Suf cool, Haleyl Litteral, Cole Burney and Derek Hines. Republican Party of Okeechobee host a Lincoln Day Dinner Special to the Okeechobee NewsPastor John Jarriel (left) was honored for his service as a veteran by Congressman Tom Rooney (right). Special to the Okeechobee NewsThose at the Lincoln Day Dinner included (lefto to right) State Senator Denise Grimsley, Debi Large, Congressman Tom Rooney, Commissioner of Agriculture A dam Putnam and State Representative Cary Pigman. Fundraiser helps OHS bandPapa John's restaurant in Okeechobee is helping the Okeechobee High School Band Boosters. Every Thursday, if you order from Papa John's, they will donate 10 percent back to the band boosters. This is valid for carry-out or delivery. Please be sure to mention you are a supporter of the OHS Band Boosters when placing your order with Papa John's. You can also order online using promo code: OCSD2014.

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By Eric KoppOkeechobee News A 32-year-old Okeechobee woman suffered only minor bruising after she w as allegedly attacked by a knife-wielding man who threatened to kill her. Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Of ce (OCSO) Detective Rosemary Farless indicated in her arrest report the victim w as walking home when she was reportedly attacked by Benito Garcia-Mateo. While holding a large hunting knife to the victim’s throat, the man reportedly told the woman “I’ll kill you if you scream!” He then started to drag her down the darkened street, added the detective. The woman fought back and screamed and after stomping on her attacker’s foot then kicking him in the crotch, the man turned her loose. Having heard the screams, the woman’s aunt came running towards them. At that point, the man took off running, stated the detective’s report. Garcia-Mateo was later arrested and is being held in the Okeechobee County Jail on a bond of $375,750. He is charged with the felonies of aggravated battery, kidnapping, burglary of a structure while armed and aggravated stalking. He’s also charged with two misdemeanor counts of resisting a law enforcement ofcer without violence. According to OCSO Public Information Of cer Michele Bell, although the woman knew her attacker they weren’t friends. Garcia-Mateo apparently lives just a few doors from her. Mrs. Bell said Monday the reason for the alleged attack is still unknown. According to the detective’s report, the victim was walking home on S.W. 18th Ave. around 3 a.m. Sunday, May 11, when the attack occurred. Garcia-Mateo allegedly started walking toward the woman and as he got closer she told him to get back. Instead, he grabbed her left arm and spun her around so that her back was to his chest, stated the report. He then allegedly placed the knife against her throat. Detective Farless stated the victim stomped down on the man’s foot while screaming. He then began to move the knife back and forth in a sawing motion, continued the investigator. The woman was able to pull her head away from the knife and shrug her shoulders to keep the knife from cutting her throat. She reportedly grabbed the knife and pulled it away from her throat — leaving her with a small cut on her right index nger. The man then tried to stab the woman in the stomach, but he missed and she kicked him in the testicles. When law enforcement arrived, the victim described her alleged attacker as a Mexican male standing 5-foot-3-inches and weighing 200 pounds. She reportedly said he had short-cropped black hair and wore a black hoodie, dark colored Dickie shorts, a white striped tank top shirt and black rubber slide shoes. The detective’s report went on to indicate the victim and her aunt locked up their home Monday, May 12, and drove around looking for the man who attacked the young woman. When they returned home, there was a pair of dark-colored Dickie shorts lying on her bedroom oor. The shorts, the victim reportedly told the detective, matched the shorts worn by her attacker. It is thought the man may have thrown the shorts into the bedroom by removing a piece of cardboard next to an air conditioner in the bedroom window, indicated Mrs. Bell. The man allegedly tried to break into the victim’s mobile home around 3:10 a.m. Wednesday, May 15. Detective Farless pointed out when he couldn’t gain entry into the home, Garcia-Mateo walked around the victim’s trailer and beat on the windows. When the victim looked out, he allegedly took a knife and scraped it against the window, added the report. Garcia-Mateo left after the victim yelled at him that she had a .357 magnum handgun “... and she would shoot him dead,” stated Detective Farless. “The victim said she believes he was trying to get in to cause her harm, rape or kill her,” the investigator added. The detective pointed out that she has collected a white tank top and a pair o f black rubber slide shoes from a home were Garcia-Mateo was apparently staying. Those clothes, she added, match the victim’s description of the clothes worn by her alleged attacker. The hunting knife has not been found. 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).  Rick Clayton Lyon, 26, 75th Lane N., W est Palm Beach, was arrested May 15 by Deputy Ronald Brown on a Palm Beach County warrant charging him with violation of probation burglary of a conveyance, violation of probation grand theft, violation of probation petit theft and violation of probation possession of marijuana less than 20 grams. He is being held without bond.  Erica Joyce Sorrell, 23, S. James Road, Orlando, was arrested May 15 by Deputy Corporal Aric Majere on a DOC warrant charging her with the felony of violation of probation grand theft. She is being held w ithout bond.  Jennifer Leeann Hill, 38, N.W. 17th A ve., Okeechobee, was arrested May 18 by Deputy William Jolly on a felony charge of driving while license suspended. Her bond w as set at $500.  Angel Gustavo Ponce, 17, N.W. 46th A ve., Okeechobee, was arrested May 16 by Deputy Matt Crawford on felony charges of armed burglary and grand theft. He was booked into the Okeechobee County Jail then taken to the St. Lucie Regional Detention Center in Fort Pierce.  Taylor Ross Osceola, 23, Josie Billie A ve., Hollywood, was arrested May 19 by Deputy Cpl. Aric Majere on a DOC warrant charging him with the felony of violation of probation burglary of a dwelling. He is being held without bond.  Brent Anthony Pignataro, 35, N.E. Fourth Ave., Okeechobee, was arrested May 19 by Deputy Yero Todman on a DOC warrant charging him with the felony of violation of probation failure to register as a career offender. He is being held without bond. 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 REHAB THERAPY/ NURSING HOME We Love to We Love to Care! Care! 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PHONE 863-623-8249 MOBILE 863-801-8921 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 DFWP 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 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. One mans trash is another mans treasure. Turn your trash to treasure with an ad in the classifieds. Time to clean out the attic, basement and/or garage? Advertise your yard sale in the classifieds and make your clean up a breeze! Employment Full Time 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!DRIVERS: $5,000 Sign-On Bonus! Great Pay! Consistent Freight, Great Miles on this Regional Account. Werner Enterprises: 1-855-517-2488 Security install/svc Tech network/computer self starter a must. Send resume to: secsysjob34974 @gmail.com Employment Part Time Grand Oaks Assisted Living Community PT Caregiver Needed Level II Background check required. Apply in Person M-F 203 SE 2nd Street Part 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 How do you find a job in todays competitive market? In the employment section of the classifieds Real Estate Services House for Rent 2/1.5, large living room, family room, dining room and Florida room, central air/ heat. New appliances, washer/dryer, Jacuzzi tub, large yard, privacy fence, deck, outdoor pavilion. $850/mth 1st, last, security. Call Brian (863) 484-0755 ApartmentsEFFICIENCY 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. Earn some extra cash. Sell your used items in the classifieds ApartmentsKINGS BAY Nice Twnhs. 2 br/1ba, Tiled oors. Inclds Water. $725/mo. + dep. Pool & Tennis Court. 863-801-7206 or 561-358-8128. Newly Remodeled 2bd/1ba w/all new appliances, at top stove w/over the range microwave, dishwasher, frig, ceramic tile and ceiling fans through out, W/D hook-up, small pet ok w/pet deposit $725.00mo. w/1 year lease. Must pass background check, located near Court house. 863-634-8331 NW OKEE: 2 BR 1.5 BA, 2 BR, 1 BA. $600, $700. 1st, last & $500 security. 561-346-1642. 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 $800. 863-634-3604. TAYLOR CREEK Condo 1BR, 1BA, furnished. No pets. Pool. Yearly $650.00 mo. plus security and electric. Call 502-468-5976. Water Front Ground Flr. 1br/1ba., on water w/pool, fully furnished, includes Utilities. $775 mo. Move in now for $800. 863-634-3604. Reading a newspaper helps you understand the world around you. No wonder newspaper readers are more successful people! Houses RentADORABLE: In Town, Okeechobee, 2BR, 2BA, Washer/Dryer, Screen Porch. Lawn Service. Non Smoking. Small pet okay. $800 mo. 1st, last & $500 sec. $2100 to move in. (941)504-3954 FOR 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 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 Houses SaleLAKE OKEECHOBEE Log Cabin, 2BR, 1BA, on Rim Canal. Boat dock. Community Pool. $110,000 or best offer. (561)203-7482 or (561)401-3477 Real EstateWantedLAND WANTED -WILL PURCHASE 5 OR 10 ACRE TRACTS OF LAND FOR CASH. PRICE MUST BE A BARGAIN. MUST BE ZONED FO R MOBILE HOME.CALL 863-763-6358 Mobile Home RentBUCKHEAD RIDGE 2 or 3bd./2ba Dble Wide. Starting at $500 mo. plus sec. No pets. Call 863-763-4031 Shop here first! The classified ads Mobile HomeSaleFOR SALE OR LONG TERM LEASE, 2BD/2BA ON BEAUTIFUL RENTAL LOT. DOCK WITH DIRECT ACCESS TO THE LAKE. 217-521-9718 Large used double wide Only $36,900 includes setup, a/c, skirting and steps. call 863-357-4848 11 Okeechobee News May 21, 2014

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Mobile HomeSaleOLDER 3BD/1.5BA TRAILER IN 55 PLUS PARK, ON TAYLOR CREEK NEXT TO BOAT RAMP, COVERED CARPORT, NICE OUTBUILDING, MOTIVATED SELLER $7,800.00 O.B.O. 863-623-4303 OR 731-333-4277 Palm Harbor Homes Plant City !! $5K Home replacement. Over 22 models to viewFree factory tours! New Velocity home $67,903 includes deliver, set and A/C. plantcity.palmharbor.com or 800-622-2832 *Se habla espanol* Campers/RVsWanted all Travel Trailers, Motor Homes and Fifth Wheels. Any Condition, Cash paid on the spot Call 941-347-7171 Automobiles2004 TOYOTA COROLLA 4DR LE, VERY GOOD CONDITION. NEW PAINT, NEW A/C, KEYLESS REMOTE, AUTO, 4CYL. 1.8 LITER, ABS, SUNROOF, AM/FM /CD/CASSETTE, SIDE AIRBAGS, 141,000 MILES, 32MPG. GREAT GRADUATION GIFT $5,000. CALL 863-467-7539 Autos WantedCASH FOR CARS No Title Needed, Any Condition. 268junk.com Located in Okeechobee Call (863)268-5865 Classic Cars1927 FORD T-BUCKET HOT ROD Pictures on newszap.com $8,000 (863)610-1276 Parts/RepairsTIRES SET OF 4 P235-60R17 GOOD USED TIRES $100.00 863-824-0944 Buying a car? Look in the classifieds. Selling a car? Look in the classifieds. Your next job could be in todays classifieds. Did you look for it? Public NoticePUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT THE FOLLOWING COMMITTEES OF THE DISTRICT BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF INDIAN RIVER STATE COLLEGE WILL MEET TUESDAY, MAY 27, 2014, ON THE SECOND FLOOR OF THE CLARE AND GLADYS WOLF HIGH TECHNOLOGY CENTER ON THE INDIAN RIVER STATE COLLEGE CHASTAIN CAMPUS AT 2400 S.E. SALERNO ROAD, STUART, FLORIDA 34997. FINANCE & AUDIT COMMITTEE 2:15 P.M. LEGISLATIVE COMMITTEE 2:30 P.M. ANY PERSONS SEEKING TO APPEAL THE DECISIONS OF THE BOARD WITH RESPECT TO ANY MATTER CONSIDERED AT SUCH MEETING WILL NEED A RECORD OF THE PROCEEDINGS, AND FOR SUCH PURPOSE MAY NEED TO ENSURE THAT A VERBATIM RECORD OF THE PROCEEDING IS MADE. 465503 ON 5/21/2014 NOTICE OF AVAILABILITY OF THE ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT AND FINDING OF NO SIGNIFICANT IMPACT AGENCY: Bureau of Indian Affairs ACTION: Notice of Availability SUMMARY : The Seminole Tribe of Florida (Tribe) is currently evaluating an expansion project for the Pemayetv Emahakv Charter School on the Brighton Reservation in Glades County, Florida. The expansion will include the construction of a new gym and media center as well as an additional area for future development of a new football eld, baseball eld and soccer eld to the west of the already existing charter school. The proposed project is located at 100 E Harney Pond Road, Glades County, FL (Township 39 South, Range 32 East, and Section 13 &14). To move forward with the project the Tribe will need a lease approval from the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA). Due to the need for federal approvals, this project was reviewed in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and the National Historic Preservation Act. The BIA has reviewed and adopted the Environmental Assessment (EA), dated April 2014, prepared by the Seminole Tribe of Florida Environmental Resource Management Department, to determine the environmental impacts that may result from the project. The EA is well written and considers all potential impacts to the human environment that may be associated with the project. Based on review of the EA and supporting documentation, the BIA has made a Finding of No Signi cant Impact (FONSI) for the proposed project. NOTICE: This is a Notice of Availability that the EA and FONSI for the project are available for public review. This FONSI is a nding on environmental effects, not a decision to proceed with an action, therefore cannot be appealed. You may obtain a copy of the EA and FONSI from the BIA Eastern Regional Of ce or the Environmental Resources Management Department of the Seminole Tribe of Florida, 6365 Taft Street, Suite 3008, Hollywood, FL 33024, telephone (954) 965-4380. For further information please contact Chet McGhee, Regional Environmental Scientist, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Eastern Regional Of ce, 545 Marriott Drive, Suite 700, Nashville, TN 37214, telephone (615) 564-6830. Johnna Blackhair Director, Eastern Region Bureau of Indian Affairs Date: May 16 2014 465508 ON 5/21/2014 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 Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 19th JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION CASE NO. 14000050CAAXMX BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., PLAINTIFF, VS. MORGAN T. FAIN AKA MORGAN THOMAS FAIN, ET AL., DEFENDANT(S). NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated May 1, 2014 and entered in Case No. 14000050CAAXMX in the Circuit Court of the 19th Judicial Circuit in and for Okeechobee County, Florida wherein BANK OF AMERICA, N.A. was the Plaintiff and MORGAN T. FAIN AKA MORGAN THOMAS FAIN, ET AL., the Defendant(s), I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash, beginning at 11:00 a.m. in the Jury Assembly Room, 2nd Floor, Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 312 NW 3rd St., Okeechobee, FL 34972 on the 18th day of June, 2014, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: LOT 4, YANNETT ESTATES, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 6, PAGE 63, PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA; TOGETHER WITH A 2004 DOUBLE WIDE FLEETWOOD MOBILE HOME, VIN NUMBERS: FLFL470A30976CY31 AND FLFL470B30976CY31, WIDTH AND LENGTH: 26.00 X 52.00, WHICH, BY INTENTION OF THE PARTIES AND UPON RETIREMENT OF THE CERTIFICATE OF TITLE AS PROVIDED IN FLORIDA STATUTE 319.261 SHALL CONSTITUTE A PART OF THE REALTY AND SHALL PASS WITH IT ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS OF THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER, AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS, MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN SIXTY (60) DAYS AFTER THE SALE. Sharon Robertson Clerk, Circuit Court Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk Stephen M. Huttman, Attorney for Plaintiff Pendergast & Associates, P.C. 115 Perimeter Center Place, South Terraces Suite 1000 Atlanta, GA 30346If 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 711.465301 ON 5/21,28/2014 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 13000495CAAXMX NATIONSTAR MORTGAGE LLC, Plaintiff, VS. RALPH DAVIS, JR. A/K/A RALPH DUEWARD DAVIS et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Mortgage Foreclosure dated April 30, 2014, and entered in Case No. 13000495CAAXMX of the Circuit Court of the NINETEENTH Judicial Circuit in and for OKEECHOBEE County, Florida wherein NATIONSTAR MORTGAGE LLC is the Plaintiff and RALPH DAVIS, JR. A/K/A RALPH DUEWARD DAVIS; CITIBANK, N.A.; TENANT #1 N/K/A BRANDON VICKERS 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 18th day of June, 2014, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: LOTS 12 AND 32, BLOCK 4, DIXIE RANCH ESTATES, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 33, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. A/K/A 7517 NW 82ND COURT, OKEECHOBEE, FL 34972 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must le a claim within sixty (60) days after the sale. WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of this Court on May 1, 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 F13015741 NATIONSTAR-SPECFNMA-jnutt-Team 4F13015741**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. 465308 ON 5/21,28/2014 Public Notice Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 47-2013-CA-000206 WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A., Plaintiff, VS. TIMOTHY MULROONEY A/K/A TIMOTHY J. MULROONEY, et Defendant(s). NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Mortgage Foreclosure dated April 30, 2014 and entered in Case No. 47-2013CA-000206 of the Circuit Court of the NINETEENTH Judicial Circuit in and for OKEECHOBEE County, Florida wherein WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A. is the Plaintiff and TIMOTHY MULROONEY A/K/A TIMOTHY J. MULROONEY; CANDIS MULROONEY A/K/A CANDIS J. MULROONEY A/K/A CANDIS JOANNE COOK; TENANT #1 N/K/A ERIC ROUSEY 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 18th day of June, 2014, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: LOT 24, BLOCK 57, BASSWOOD UNIT 5, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 51, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. A/K/A 3426 NW 38TH AVENUE, OKEECHOBEE, FL 34972 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must le a claim within sixty (60) days after the sale. WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of this Court on May 1, 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 F13004978 WELLSLPS-SPECFNMA-R-slarkin-Team 1 F13004978**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. 465304 ON 5/21,28/2014 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY CIVIL DIVISION Case No: 47-2010-CA-000395-CAAX-MX BENEFICIAL FLORIDA, INC. Plaintiff, VS. DEXEL W. BROCK; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF DEXEL W. BROCK; DEBORAH C. BROCK; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF DEBORAH C. BROCK; IF LIVING, INCLUDING ANY UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF SAID DEFENDANT(S), IF REMARRIED, AND IF DECEASED, THE RESPECTIVE UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, CREDITORS, LIENORS, AND TRUSTEES, AND ALL OTHER PERSONS CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST THE NAMED DEFENDANT(S); CAPITAL ONE BANK (U.S.A) N.A.; WHETHER DISSOLVED OR PRESENTLY EXISTING, TOGETHER WITH ANY GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, CREDITORS, LIENORS, OR TRUSTEES OF SAID DEFENDANT(S) AND ALL OTHER PERSONS CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, OR AGAINST DEFENDANT(S); UNKNOWN TENANT #1; UNKNOWN TENANT #2; Defendant(s), NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to a Final Summary Judgment of Foreclosure entered in the above-styled cause, in the Circuit Court of Okeechobee County, Florida, I will sell the property situated in Okeechobee County, Florida, described as: LOT 24, LAZY SEVEN RANCH ACRES, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 5, PAGES 10 AND 11, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash, on June 18, 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 27th day of March, 2014. SHARON ROBERTSON CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk Law Of ces of Daniel C. Consuegra 9204 King Palm Drive Tampa, FL 33619-1328 Attorneys for Plaintiff NOTICEIf you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Corrie Johnson, ADA Coordinator, 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711.SPANISH: Si usted es una persona discapacitada que necesita alguna adaptacion para poder participar de este procedimiento o evento; usted tiene derecho, sin costo alguno a que se le provea cierta ayuda. Favor de comunicarse con Corrie Johnson, Coordinadora de A.D.A., 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, Fl. 34986, (772) 807-4370 por lo menos 7 dias antes de que tenga que comparecer en corte o inmediatamente despues de haber recibido esta noti cacion si es que falta menos de 7 dias para su comparecencia. Si tiene una discapacidad auditiva o de habla, llame al 711. KREYOL: Si ou se yon moun ki kokobe ki bezwen asistans ou aparey pou ou ka patisipe nan prosedu sa-a, ou gen dwa san ou pa bezwen peye anyen pou ou jwen on seri de ed. Tanpri kontakte Corrie Johnson, Co-ordinator ADA, 250 NW Country Club Drive, suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 O’mwen 7 jou avan ke ou gen pou-ou paret nan tribunal, ou imediatman ke ou resevwa avis sa-a ou si le ke ou gen pou-ou ale nan tribunal-la mwens ke 7 jou; Si ou pa ka tande ou pale byen, rele 711. 464743 ON 5/21,28/2014 Public Notice Public Notice 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 CHRISTOPHE R 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 o f CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS MAYO, JR a/k/a CHRISTOPHE R C. MAYO, deceased, whose date o f death was March 30, 2014, File Number 14CP68 by the Clerk of Circuit Court for Okeechobee County, Florida, Probate Division, the address o f 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 o f 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, AN Y CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS O R 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 IN THE CIRCUIT CIVIL COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 47-2013-CA-000446 WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A. Plaintiff, vs. ALLEN W. HAMPTON AND UNKNOWN TENANTS/OWNERS, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given, pursuant to Final Judgment of Foreclosure for Plaintiff entered in this cause on May 1, 2014, in the Circuit Court of Okeechobee County, Florida, I will sell the property situated in Okeechobee County, Florida described as: LOTS 19 AND 20, BLOCK 29, OKEECHOBEE PARK, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 1, PAGE 28, PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA.and commonly known as: 2273 NW 3RD ST, OKEECHOBEE, FL 34972; including the building, appurtenances, and xtures located therein, at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash, Sales are held in the Jury Assembly Room, 2nd Floor, Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida on June 18, 2014 at 11 am. Any persons claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must le a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated this 1st day of May, 2014. SHARON ROBERTSON Clerk of the Circuit Court BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Cler k Kass Shuler, P.A. P.O. Box 800 Tampa, FL 33601-0800 ForeclosureService@kasslaw.com 465302 ON 5/21,28/2014 When doing those chores is doing you in, its time to look for a helper in the classifieds. 12 Okeechobee News May 21, 2014IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT STATE OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY GENERAL CIVIL DIVISION Case No.: 12000386-CA-AXMX U.S. BANK TRUST N.A. AS TRUSTEE FOR VOLT ASSET HOLDINGS TRUST XVI, Plaintiff, VS.DONALD E. SMITH, SR.; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF DONALD E. SMITH, SR.; and UNKNOWN OCCUPANTS, TENANTS, OWNERS, AND OTHER UNKNOWN PARTIES, including, if a named defendant is deceased, the personal representatives, the surviving spouse, heirs, devisees, grantees, creditors, and all other parties claimin g b y, throu g h under or a g ainst that defendant, and all claimants, persons or parties, natural or corporate, or whose exact legal status is unknown, claiming under any of the above named or described defendants, Defendants. AMENDED NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to the Order or Final Judgment entered in this cause in the Circuit Court of Okeechobee County, Florida, I will sell the property situated in Okeechobee County, Florida, described as: LOTS 5 AND 6, BLOCK 12, OAKPARK SUBDIVISION, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 3, PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. Property Address: 3352 SW 21st Street Okeechobee, FL 34974 at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash, at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, Second Floor, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida, 34972 at 11:00 a.m. on June 18, 2014. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS, MUST FILE A CLAIM WITH THE CLERK OF COURT WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. DATED this 27th day of March, 2014. SHARON ROBERTSON Clerk of Circuit Court Okeechobee County, Florida BY: Sandra L. Creech De p ut y Clerk ENRICO G. GONZALEZ, P.A. Attorney at Law ENRICO G. GONZALEZ, ESQUIRE 6255 East Fowler Avenue Temple Terrace, FL 33617 Florida Bar #861472 813/980-6302 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. 464745 ON 5 / 21 28 / 2014

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Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 2013-CA-000293 BENEFICIAL FLORIDA INC., Plaintiff, vs. RANDALL GREAVES; JANET GREAVES; et al., Defendant(s). NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that sale will be made pursuant to an Order or Final Summary Judgment. Final Judgment was awarded on April 30, 2014 in Civil Case No. 13000293CAAXMX, of the Circuit Court of the Nineteenth Judicial Circuit in and for Okeechobee County, Florida, wherein, BENEFICIAL FLORIDA INC. is the Plaintiff, and RANDALL GREAVES and JANET GREAVES are Defendants. The clerk of the court, Sharon Robertson will sell to the highest bidder for cash in the Jury Assembly Room, 2nd Floor, of the the Okechobee County Judicial Center, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 34972 at 11:00 am on the 18th day of June, 2014, the following described real property as set forth in said Final Summary Judgment, to wit: PARCEL 1: BEGINNING AT THE NE CORNER OF SECTION 6, TOWNSHIP 33 SOUTH, RANGE 35 EAST AND RUN WEST ALONG SECTION LINE FOR A DISTANCE OF 4051.17 FEET TO THE NE CORNER OF LOT 22, ACCORDING TO AN UNRECORDED PLAT DATED JANUARY 5, 1960, MADE BY R.E. WILLIS, COUNTY SURVEYOR, OKEECHOBEE, FLORIDA FOR A POB. FROM SAID POB RUN WEST 330 FEET; THENCE RUN SOUTH ON A LINE PARALLEL WITH THE WEST BOUNDARY OF SAID SECTION 6, 660 FEET; THENCE EAST 330 FEET, THENCE NORTH ALONG EAST BOUNDARY OF SAID LOT 22, 660 FEET TO THE POB. LESS AND EXCEPTING A STRIP OF LAND 33 FEET WIDE OFF THE NORTH AND SOUTH SIDES OF SAID TRACT FOR HIGHWAY PURPOSES. PARCEL 2: BEGINNING AT THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF SECTION 6, TOWNSHIP 33 SOUTH, RANGE 35 EAST AND RUN EAST ALONG SECTION LINE FOR A FOR A DISTANCE OF 825 FEET FOR THE POINT OF BEGINNING; RUN THENCE SOUTH ON A LINE PARALLEL WITH THE WEST BOUNDARY OF SAID SECTION 6, A DISTANCE OF 660 FEET; THENCE RUN EAST ON A LINE PARALLEL WITH THE NORTH BOUNDARY OF SAID SECTION 6, 165 FEET; THENCE RUN NORTH ON A LINE PARALLEL WITH THE WEST BOUNDARY OF SAID SECTION 6, 660 FEET; THENCE RUN WEST ALONG SECTION LINE 165 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. SAID LAND BEING THE EAST 1/2 OF LOT 23, OF AN UNRECORDED PLAT AND SURVEY OF A PORTION OF SECTIONS 5 AND 6, TOWNSHIP 33 SOUTH, RANGE 35 EAST, MADE BY R.E. WILLIS, COUNTY SURVEYOR, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA, DATED JANUARY 5, 1960. LESS AND EXCEPTING FROM SAID LANDS, A STRIP OF LAND 33 FEET WIDE OFF THE NORTH AND SOUTH SIDES THEREOF FOR HIGHWAY PURPOSES 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 May 1, 2014. Sharon Robertson CLERK OF THE COURT BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk Aldridge I Connors, LLP, Attorney for Plaintiff(s) 1615 South Congress Avenue, Suite 200 Delray Beach, FL 33445 Phone: 561.392.6391 Fax: 561.392.6965 IMPORTANTIf you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Corrie Johnson, ADA Coordinator, 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711.465309 ON 5/21,28/2014 Public Notice Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 13-000192-CA JAMES B. NUTTER & COMPANY, Plaintiff, VS. THE UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, LIENORS, CREDITORS, TRUSTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, OR AGAINST RICHARD G. GEARY A/K/A RICHARD GILBERT GEARY, DECEASED, et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Mortgage Foreclosure dated April 30, 2014, and entered in Case No. 13-000192-CA of the Circuit Court of the NINETEENTH Judicial Circuit in and for OKEECHOBEE County, Florida wherein JAMES B. NUTTER & COMPANY is the Plaintiff and THE UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, LIENORS, CREDITORS, TRUSTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, OR AGAINST RICHARD G. GEARY A/K/A RICHARD GILBERT GEARY, DECEASED; BRIAN KEITH GEARY A/K/A BRIAN K. GEARY, AS AN HEIR OF THE ESTATE OF RICHARD G. GEARY A/K/A RICHARD GILBERT GEARY, DECEASED; KEVIN MICHAEL GEARY, AS AN HEIR OF THE ESTATE OF RICHARD G. GEARY A/K/A RICHARD GILBERT GEARY, DECEASED; 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; UNITED STATES OF AMERICA ON BEHALF OF U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT; 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 18th day of June, 2014, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: THE EAST 1/2 OF THE EAST 1/2 OF THE NORTH 1/2 OF THE NORTH 1/2 OF TRACT 16, SECTION 9 THE WEST 1/2 OF THE EAST 1/2 OF THE NORTH 1/2 OF THE NORTH 1/2 OF TRACT 16, SECTION 9. TOGETHER WITH THE DOUBLE WIDE MANUFACTURED HOME DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: MAKE: HOMES OF MERRITT MODEL: UNKNOWN SERIAL NUMBER: FLHMBC170747656B YEAR BUILT: 2001 WIDTH AND LENGTH: 16 BY 64 CERTIFICATE OF TITLE NO.: FLA 716158 AND FLA716159 A/K/A 19220 NW 316TH STREET, OKEECHOBEE, FL 34972 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must le a claim within sixty (60) days after the sale. WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of this Court on May 1, 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 F13000848 NUTTER-FNMA-R-mschreiber-Team 3 F13000848**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. 465306 ON 5/21,28/2014 Public Notice Public Notice 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 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 Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. PROBATE DIVISION CASE NO. 2014-CP-88 In re: Estate of HENRY JOSEPH VREELAND, JR. a/k/a HENRY J. VREELAND, JR. Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of HENRY JOSEPH VREELAND, JR. a/k/a HENRY J. VREELAND, JR., deceased, whose date of death was November 15, 2013, and whose social security number is xxx-xx-3676, 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 Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. PROBATE DIVISION CASE NO. 2014-CP-79 In re: Estate of JUDY J. BEAMISH Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of JUDY J. BEAMISH, deceased, whose date of death was February 2, 2014, and whose social security number is xxx-xx-8197, is pending in the Circuit Court for Okeechobee County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 2014-CP-000040 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 5/21,28/2014 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 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 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 LEGAL ADVERTISEMENT The Workforce Development Board of the Treasure Coast (DBA, CareerSource Research Coast) Region 20 and the Treasure Coast Job Training Consortium announce a meeting of the Workforce Development Board and Consortium to which all persons are invited: Date & Time: Wednesday, May 28, 2014 8:00 a.m. Place: CareerSource Research Coast 584 NW University Blvd., Suite 100 Port St. Lucie, FL 34986 PURPOSE: To discuss matters concerning the Workforce Investment Act, Workforce Employment Opportunities, the Welfare Transition Program, One-Stop Career Centers and the Workforce Development Board (DBA, CareerSource Research Coast). A copy of the agenda may be obtained by contacting: CareerSource Research Coast 584 NW University Blvd., Suite 100 Port St. Lucie, FL 34986 Should any person wish to appeal any decision made by the Board with respect to any matter considered at the above referenced meeting, they will need to ensure a verbatim recording of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is based, in order to provide a record for judicial review. 465406 ON 5/21/2014 NOTICE OF DISPOSITION OF PERSONAL ITEMS: Notice is hereby given that Awesome Self Storage, in accordance with Florida Statutes Self Storage Facility A ct, Sections 83-801 through 83-809, will dispose of the contents of the following storage unit on June 6, 2014. Karen Treece Unit E626. Contents-Household Goods. Disposal will take place on that date at the Okeechobee County Land ll. A wesome Self Storage 6489 Hwy 441 SE Okeechobee, FL 34974 863-357-2403 465430 ON 5/21,28/2014 13 Okeechobee News May 21, 2014PERIODS 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 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 21 2014. Personal Representative: Marie C. Vreeland 1713 S.W. 35th Circle Okeechobee, Florida 34974 Attorney for Personal Representative: CONELY & CONELY, P.A. P.0. Drawer 1367 Okeechobee, Florida 34973 68 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 465418 ON 5/21,28/2014 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 21 2014. Personal Representative: Keeli Ernst 1307 Wiltshire Boulevard Raymore, MO 64083 Attorney for Personal Representative: CONELY & CONELY, P.A. P.0. Drawer 1367 Okeechobee, Florida 34973 68 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 465367 ON 5/21,28/2014 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. PROBATE DIVISION CASE NO. 2014-CP80 In re: Estate of SHERYL MCALLISTER PHILLIPS, a/k/a SHERYL M. PHILLIPS, Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of SHERYL MCALLISTER PHILLIPS, a/k/a SHERYL M, PHILLIPS, deceased, whose date of death was March 13, 2014, and whose social security number is xxx-xx-0070, 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 21 2014. Personal Representative: Robert L. Phillips, Jr. 68 Rose Avenue Tifton, GA 31794 Attorney for Personal Representative: CONELY & CONELY, P.A. P.0. Drawer 1367 Okeechobee, Florida 34973 68 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 465366 ON 5/21,28/2014 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 19TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. CASE NO. 14000009CAAXMX SUN WEST MORTGAGE COMPANY, INC., Plaintiff vs. THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, LIENORS, CREDITORS, TRUSTEES AND ALL OTHER PARTIES CLAIMING AN INTEREST BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST THE ESTATE OF ROOSEVELT SPEARMAN, DECEASED, et al., Defendants NOTICE OF ACTION TO: THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, LIENORS, CREDIIN 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 CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2007-2, Plaintiff, VS. DAVID TYSON; VIOLA TYSON; DISCOVERY MARKETING & DISTRIBUTING, INC.; OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA; DAVID TYSON, JR., and SHANNON TYSON, Defendants. TORS, TRUSTEES AND ALL OTHER PARTIES CLAIMING AN INTEREST BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST THE ESTATE OF ROOSEVELT SPEARMAN, DECEASED 1707 NE 4TH STREET OKEECHOBEE, FL 34972 AND TO: All persons claiming an interest by, through, under, or against the aforesaid Defendant(s). YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose a mortgage on the following described property located in Okeechobee County, Florida: LOT 10 AND THE E-1/2 OF LOT 9 IN BLOCK 2, GRANADA, TERRACE, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 2, PAGE 63, PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. has been led against you, an you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to this action, on Greenspoon Marder, P.A., Default Department, Attorneys for Plaintiff, whose address is Trade Centre South, Suite 700, 100 West Cypress Creek Road, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309 and the le original with the Clerk within 30 days after the rst publication of this notice in the OKEECHOBEE NEWS, otherwise a default and a judgment may be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint. WITNESS MY HAND AND SEAL OF SAID COURT on this 14th day of May, 2014. SHARON ROBERTSON As Clerk of said Court BY: Jennifer Rediker As Deputy Clerk IMPORTANT In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, persons needing a reasonable accommodation to participate in this proceeding should, no later than seven (7) days prior, contact the Clerk of the Court’s disability coordinator at 250 NW COUNTRY CLUB DRIVE, SUITE 217, PORT SAINT LUCIE, FL 34986, 772-807-4370. If hearing or voice impaired, contact (TDD) (800) 955-8771 via Florida Relay System. 465433 ON 5/21,28/2014 NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Summary Final Judgment o f 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 TRUS T COMPANY, TRUSTEE SAXON ASSE T SECURITIES TRUST 2007-2 MORTGAGE LOAN ASSET BACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2007-2, is the Plaintiff, and DAVID TYSON; VIOL A TYSON; 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 o f 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 o f 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 o f 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, i f any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must le a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated at Okeechobee, Okeechobee County, Florida, this 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 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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By Charles M. MurphyOkeechobee NewsBrian Guerrero won several awards highlighted by the Most Valuable Player trophy and seven teammates took home awards at the Okeechobee High School boys soccer banquet held May 15 at Yearling Middle School. Guerrero ended an outstanding high school career with 20 goals and 10 assists for the Brahmans who went (13-3-2) this past season but had their season abruptly cut short when they were upset at Districts by Martin County. Guerrero earned a four-year letter award, was named All Area rst team by Treasure Coast Newspapers, and also took home the Golden Boot Award for most goals on the team. Guerrero had 51 goals and 19 assists during his high school career. "I was really happy for what I received. I trained a lot this year. I want to thank my team because without them I wouldn't be able to score goals or give assists," he said. Guerrero said the team came together well this year but were disappointed by the early elimination at districts. Guerrero still was a part of two district champions and three regional appearances. He did a good job following his older brothers, Eddie and Omar, w ho were great OHS soccer players. "It put a lot of pressure on me to continue the legacy, but I feel we left a good legacy. I'm grateful my brothers pushed me because I always wanted to be like them," he stated. Guerrero plans to enter the police academy at Indian River State College and have a career in law enforcement. Josue Santibanez received the Brahman Award this year. The junior said he loves the program and has really committed himself at practice and conditioning to improve his game. He also was praised for his leadership skills and for his character. "I'm really trying to move up in life and play college soccer. The team has a lot of potential. I tried to show leadership, be respectful and train every day," he stated. Wilson Barahona earned awards for the most assists and for offensive most valuable player. He had 19 goals this season and 10 assists. The sophomore said the team played and worked well together this past season. "When you work with your team, you can accomplish a lot of stuff. We lose a lot of defense to graduation but I think the freshmen w ill improve." Fernando Perez won the most improved player award. He split time in goal with Tyler Selph and had a tremendous season for the Brahmans. He got up early every morning over the summer and ran to get himself in better condition. He also gained experience and learned a lot during his sophomore year last year that helped him improve, "I knew more about the game and what to expect. I came in with a positive attitude and didn't want to let too many balls get past me. With two good goalies, that pushes me to work harder and get better." Perez said the team should advance farther next year because they know what to expect at the district tournament. Senior Alexis Calvillo took home the defensive MVP award this year. He said the team came together this year and really did well. He intends to study engineering in college. He noted he will have a lot of great memories and offered this advice to younger players, "You need to keep playing as a team and cut down on your mistakes." Daniel Rodriguez and Logan Laskey were both honored as Mid Fielders of the year. Rodriguez predicted the team would be stronger next year due to their chemistry and discipline. "The talent and potential is de nitely there to win a championship," he added. Laskey said he played well this year and learned a lot from playing with Florida Atlantic University player Hunter Pritchard when he was a freshman. Laskey said the team has room to improve and he's excited about the future. "I think we could have done better in the district tournament, but it is what it is, it was a good season." Head boy's soccer coach Lonnie Sears said it was a good season on the eld because the team learned a lot, and got a lot of valuable experience for the younger kids which should pay dividends next year. "We have a solid group here. This group of kids doesn't know how and doesn't like to lose. The next few years are going to be bright." Sears praised the defenders for cutting down on the number of goals allowed, 19 in 18 matches, and also noted the team had more assists and team play this year. One of his goals is to entice more of his talented players to go to college and earn a degree by getting a college scholarship. He said he continues to love working with these young men. "I love my job and I love these kids. It's a dream job for me. I could talk for hours about each kid and what they have done and how they have touched my life and the lives of others," he noted. The seniors compiled a record of 54-19-6 over the past four years, a winning percentage of .739 which is the highest in a four-year period in program history. The defense had seven shutouts this year, another school record. The team reduced their goals against average from 2.6 goals in 2012-2013, to 1.05 goals against this past season. On offense the team averaged 3.94 goals per match and 2.72 assists per game. Team player awards were handed out to Regino Garcia, Giovanny Garcia, Gabriel Hernandez, Jesus Garcia, Abraham Baltazar, Victor Nunez, Angel Alvarez and Edgar Ayala. There were eight freshmen awarded with rst-year letters. Two year awards were issued to Tyler Selph, Edgar Ayala, Fechino Garcia, Logan Laskey, Fernando Perez, Abraham Baltazar, Angel Alvarez and Alexis Calvillo. Three-year letters were given to Felipe Garcia, Daniel Rodriguez and Jose Ponce DeLeon. Devin Jimenez received a four-year letter award. His season was cut short by a knee injury. Scholar athletes on the team included Wilson Barahona and Josue Santibanez. Barahona was named All Area Honorable Mention by Treasure Coast Newspapers. Coaches honored were Omar Ayala, Alan Najera, Mauro Dominquez and Mark English. 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! 15 Okeechobee News May 21, 2014 OHS boys soccer team honored at banquet Okeechobee News/ Charles MurphyBrian Guerrero (left) shows off an award for most assists while Wilson Barahona (right) showcases an award for most assists and the Offensive MVP Trophy. Hugo Torres won the award for top goal on the season for a score he had against Martin County. Okeechobee News/ Charles MurphyMid Fielder MVP’s this year included Logan Laskey (left) and Daniel Rodriguez (right). Alexis Calvillo won the Defensive MVP Award for boys soccer. Fernando Perez won the Most Improved Player Award for boys soccer. Josue Santibanez was the winner of the Brahman Award for OHS boys soccer for the 2013-2014 campaign.

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