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Wednesday, May 28, 2014 50¢ Plus ta x Vol. 105 No. 64 12.59 feetLast Year: 13.37 feet Lake Levels See page 4 for information about how to contact this newspaper. Churches plan Vacation Bible School ... Page 4 Okeechobee man killed in car crash ... Page 8 GEC awards scholarships ... Page 15 Squatters face drug charges ... Page 11 S ource: South Florida Water M anagement District. Depth given in feet above sea level Okeehcobee News/ Katrina ElskenMembers of the Okeechobee High School ROTC program provided the Honor Guard and the Color Guard for the Memorial Day Services in the Veterans Memorial Park portion of Flagler Park on Monday. Memorial Day Services held in Flagler ParkBy Katrina ElskenOkeechobee News “Never Forget” was the theme for Memorial Day services sponsored by the American Legion Monday in Flagler Park. The program -which included patriotic songs, reading of the list of Okeechobee service members who made the ultimate sacri ce and a 21-gun salute -featured two veterans as guest speakers. Mack Payne, a veteran of the Vietnam War and author of “Vietnam Veteran Memoirs: The Adventures of a Florida Flatlander in Vietnam,” said he served two tours in Vietnam. The rst ‘Freedoms come at a price’ Okeechobee News/ Katrina ElskenRobert Keefe spoke of his experiences in Afghanistan during the Memorial Day Services on Monday. By Eric KoppOkeechobee News In a letter to the county, Circuit Court Judge Sherwood Bauer Jr. leaves the door open for his court to be held elsewhere i f the Okeechobee Judicial Complex does not have the proper level of security. He lines out in his May 15 letter to count y administrator Robbie Chartier and each county commissioner exactly what is required when it comes to security personnel. “Courthouse security is a very serious matter which, in recent years, has garnered much attention in the wake of public tragedies,” states the judge. Judge Bauer indicated in his letter that Chief Judge Steven Levin designated him to pen the letter stating the position if the judiciary in the 19th Judicial Circuit. The 19th Judicial Circuit is comprised of Indian River, Martin, Okeechobee and St. Lucie counties. Judge Levin said Judge Bauer was designated to pen the letter because he is assigned to Okeechobee County and is more in tune with what is going on in the county. Because of budget constraints, Sherif f Paul May has stated there is a very real possibility he will no longer provide courthouse security. In that light, the judge’s letter outlines for the county just what is necessary to properly staff security for the complex. If Judge Bauer feels the level of securit y is inadequate, he has the power to move his Okeechobee courtroom to another courthouse within the judicial district. Judge stresses need for securitySee SECURITY — Page 5 See MEMORIAL — Page 5

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Today: Considerable cloudiness. High 91F. Winds SE at 10 to 15 mph. Tonight: Mostly cloudy skies. Low near 70F. Winds SE at 5 to 10 mph.Extended ForecastThursday: Partly cloudy skies during the morning hours. Thunderstorms likely in the afternoon. High 86F. Winds SE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 80%. Thursday Night: Scattered thunderstorms during the evening, then partl y cloudy overnight. Low near 70F. Winds SE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 50%. Friday: Thunderstorms. High 88F. Winds SE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 90%. Friday Night: Scattered thunderstorms in the evening. Partly cloudy skies overnight. Low near 70F. Winds light and variable. Chance of rain 50%. Good news about your business? Your civic group? Your community?Tell your own story! 100 words and one photo for only $25!Publish Your News today!Just visit www.newszap.com, click on your community, and then on the link for Publish Your News. Always on Top of the JobŽRe-Roofing Specialists€ Metal & Shingle Roofs € Flats & Leaks Repair FREE ESTIMATES863-357-3838State Lic.#CCC1327338 2 Okeechobee News May 28, 2014 Community Events Brought to you by:Plumbing & Air ConditioningSince 1975 Lic#CAC1817236 Okeechobee Forecast Road paving under way in Taylor Creek IslesThe Okeechobee County Road Department began work on their regular paving program on May 27. The order of paving is taken, in order, directly from the Okeechobee Board of County Commissioners approved list. The rst streets to be paved are in Taylor Creek Isles. The area to be paved is more than one mile and encompasses S.E. 24th Boulevard from the cul-de-sac on the west end to intersection of S.E. 27th Avenue; then S.E. 27th Avenue from the intersection of S.E. 27th Street south to S.E. 29th Street; then S.E. 27th Street from the intersection of S.E. 24th Boulevard west to S.E. 18th Terrace. The funding for the county's paving projects comes from the county's portion of taxes paid on gasoline in Okeechobee County. Tobacco group meets May 28The Tobacco Free Partnership of Okeechobee County will meet Wednesday, May 28, at noon in the Thompson Fellowship Hall at the United Pentecostal Church, 405 S.W. 10th Ave. The guest speaker will be Mike Hopkins, an Okeechobee native and former Okeechobee County Fire/ Rescue chief, who is battling cancer from smokeless tobacco. This meeting is open to anyone interested in tobacco prevention in Okeechobee County. Lunch will be provided. Call 863-801-8277 for information.BBQ 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 hosting dance The 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, May 31 from 7 until 10 p.m., for students ages 12-16. The cost is $7 and includes pizza, soda and chips. For information, call 863-697-9096.Eagles serving dinner The Cypress Hut Eagles Auxiliary will serve a stuffed pepper dinner Wednesday, May 28, starting at 5:30 p.m. On Thursday, they will serve tacos. The public is invited. Proceeds from these dinners go to various charities. For information, call Cypress Hut Eagles at 863-467-1154.Dine with the Doctor cancelledRaulerson Hospital's Dine with the Doctor event for the month of May has been cancelled.Free VPK program offeredFaith Academy Preschool free summer V PK is a Christian-based summer program for children who will be attending kindergarten in the fall of 2014. Child must be 5 y ears of age on or before Sept. 1 and have not participated in a VPK program during the school year. The program is free and includes meals. Classes start June 16. For information, call 863-763-8800.Legion hosting Sunday bingoAmerican Legion 64 will host Sunday night Bingo on June 1 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. Rodeo team plans fundraiserThe Okeechobee High School rodeo team will hold a 4D barrel race fundraiser at the Okeechobee Cattlemen's Arena on U.S. 441 N. on June 1. All proceeds will be distributed among the Okeechobee High School and Jr. High National Finals Quali ers who will be traveling to either Wyoming or New Mexico this summer. Exhibitions start at 9 a.m. and the show will start at noon. A church service will start at 10 a.m. We will also have goat roping at 2 p.m. For information or to make a contribution, contact Becky Stratton at 863-634-1905.Sit & Sew group to meetConKerr Cancer's next sit and sew will be held Tuesday, June 3, from 10:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. at the Okeechobee Presbyterian Church on Parrott Avenue. Bring your sewing machine and child-friendly cotton fabric and sew with other ladies in our community who want to help put smiles on the faces of children stricken with cancer or battling other life-changing illnesses. This month we will be sewing pillowcases for the Fourth of July. Pillowcase kits will also be available for you to sew at this meeting. For information or to donate material, call Joan at 863-4670290; Healthy Start meets June 4Okeechobee Healthy Start Coalition board of directors will meet Wednesday, June 4, at 11 a.m. at their of ce in the White House Plaza, 1132 S. Parrott Ave. The meeting is open to the public. The coalition is part of a statewide network responsible for planning and implementing services for pregnant women and infants. The coalition is made up of citizens interested in promoting healthy families and healthy outcomes for babies in Okeechobee. For information, contact executive director Kay Begin at 863462-5877. Special to the Okeechobee NewsNational Public Works WeekOkeechobee Mayor James Kirk presented a proclamation for National Public Works Week at last week’s meeting. Accepting the proclamation were Cleveland Lamb, Jeffrey Treece, David Tewksbury, Marvin Roberts, Brian Padgett, Cody Rodriguez, Eric Ward, Donnie Robertson, Director David Allen with (right) Mayor Kirk.

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On Tuesday, May 20, 2014 Applebee’s of Okeechobee held a ribbon cutting in honor of the remodeling process being completed and a new corporation taking over. Doherty Enterprises recently took over Applebee’s and they are committed to making Applebee’s your neighborhood Restaurant. Please dine in and check it out, after all it’s in the neighborhood! On Tuesday, June 2 from 10 a.m., the Chamber of Commerce of Okeechobee County will facilitate a Grand Opening for The Paint Bucket-109 NW 9th Ave. There w ill be a ribbon cutting to celebrate. Come and have fun! It was a great honor to have been asked to take part in the “Harvest of Hope” Migrant awards at the Okeechobee High School. It’s great to live in such a giving community. The Chamber of Commerce of Okeechobee was able to put together 34 gift bags and 2 large baskets with all the donations we received. Thanks go to Applebee’s Okeechobee, Elisabeth Jean-Baptiste of Feden Healthcare Education Institute, Tabitha Hucker of Just for you Two, Wolfgang Jewelers, Brown Cow Sweetery, Teresa Chandler of Waste Management CenterState Bank, Harbor Community Bank, Raulerson Hospital, Preston Bass of Barney’s Barber & Beauty, Tin Fish Restaurant of Okeechobee, Jeri Wilson of Beck Real Estate, Dr. Stanley and Rennae Sweda of Doctors Clinic Family Health Center, LLC Betty Simmons, Bert and Krissy Culbreth of Jersey Mike’s, Nature’s Pantry, Bianca Keefe, Toni Doyle of Toni’s Chic Boutique, Melissa Kindell of Everglades Pediatric Dentistry, Judy Douglas and Duran Jewelry. On Tuesday, May 20, 2014 Applebee’s of Okeechobee held a ribbon cutting in honor of the remodeling process be completed and a new corporation taking over. Doherty Enterprises recently took over Applebee’s and are committed to making Applebee’s your neighborhood Restaurant. Please dine in and check it out, after all it’s in the neighborhood! You’re invited to the Fifth Annual State of the Region on June 20, at the Indian River State College S.T.E.M Building “S” Auditorium (500 NW California Blvd. Port St. Lucie, FL 34986).This informative morning will provide you with an overview of targeted industry, update you on the state of Florida, Provide a successful expansion story, and nish up with some closing remarks. Check-in starts at 8:30 a.m. and you must pre-register and the cost is $10. Have you been considering starting a business, but getting it started feels overwhelming? Where do you start? How can you get started on the right path? We’ve assembled a team of area professionals to provide you necessary information for you to consider before starting a business. We’ll provide you information on permits, insurance, accounting, human resources, legal issues, web site and marketing. Join us on June 5 at 9 a.m. and determine if starting a business is right for you. Okeechobee Chamber of Commerce, 55 S. Parrott Ave, Okeechobee, FL 34974.Please call Antoinette Rodriguez or Mariah Parriott at 863.467.6246 to RSVP! 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 key decision-makers, local leaders and representatives of local government to gain a better understanding of the forces which impact 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 may pick an application from the Chamber of Commerce or you may go to the Chamber’s website (www.okeechobeebusiness.com) and select Leadership Okeechobee under Chamber Programs on the home page to download the application. For information, contact Mariah Parriott, administration 863467-6246; or email info@okeechobeebusiness.com That will conclude the Chamber events for this month; however we encourage you to check out our community calendar at www.okeechobeebusiness.com for more events as they come available in the community and in the Chamber. Please remember to RSVP for each of the above events to reserve your spot. If you are interested in SPONSORING any of the Chamber events please contact Mariah at 863-467-6246 or info@okeechobeebusiness.com. I look forward to seeing you at our events!! Antoinette Rodriguez Executive Director 863-467-6246 Do-it-yourself publishing at Newszap.com Wedding, engagement, birth, graduation, birthday and anniversary announcements in print and online! Publish your community news item or press release. Get 100 words and one photo for only $25Visit www.newszap.com, click on your community, and then on the link for Publish Your News Buy a Home Delivery subscription for $6 a monthand receive an E-Subscription FREE* Your local news available right at your fingertips! Call (863) 763-3134 today! When you enroll in our EZPAY subscription planStay in the know with anE-subscription Residential Commercial FREE EstimatesRoofing with the name you trust!Licensed and Insured St. Lic. CCC046939Dont make a Mistake! Call Big Lake 863-763-ROOF (7663) & REPAIRSROOFING 3 Okeechobee News May 28, 2014 Special to the Okeechobee NewsChamber of Commerce of Okeechobee County Executive Director Antoinette Rodriguez congratulates scholarship recipient Heidy Almanza. Heidy received a basket put together by the Chamber and chamber members in the community. Special to the Okeechobee NewsBrian Guerrero areceived one of baskets put together by the Chamber and chamber members in the community. Chamber of Commerce of Okeechobee County News

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Memorial Day The Okeechobee High School ROTC s tudents did a great job at the Memorial Day Services in the park. But it is a little embarrassing that these kids do not have complete uniforms. For several years, I have heard c omplaints that they don’t have enough “covers” (hats) for the unit. So instead of s ome with covers and some without, they all go bare-headed (except the Color Guard w ho wear helmets). How hard is it to obtain t he complete uniforms? Maybe the VFW or t he American Legion could take up a collect ion and buy the ROTC unit enough covers s o that the group could wear complete uniforms. If they start a fund, I will chip in and I am sure others would too.  At Memorial Day Services, I found it v ery touching that they had someone playing ‘Taps’ on the trumpet this year instead of using a recording. It doesn’t have to be perfect. In fact, if a note wavers, it gives it more emotion because the human playing that t rumpet is grieving for those who died in w ar. That human element of having someone actually playing a trumpet or a bugle adds to the event. Judgement People are so quick to judge others, but if that was someone in your family would you say some of the harsh things coming out of your mouth. I thank God that he is the only judge I care about. No one can judge me but Him,Hallway tryst I hope the kids involved in the incident at the Freshman Campus get some counseling about things like sexually transmitted diseases. Just telling them to abstain from sex apparently didn’t work. It’s time to give them, and all of the kids in middle and high school, the facts about STDs and birth control.County jail Seems like the county jail is a hot potato. The sheriff dropped it in the county’s lap and now they are saying ‘no fair.” Well maybe they should have considered that before they cut the budget.  For once I agree with Commissioner Culpepper -it’s a mess. Taxes are too high already. People are losing their homes because they can’t pay the taxes. But the jail must be staffed. We apparently have too many criminals in this town and the more people in jail, the more it costs the taxpayers.  Jail should only be for those awaiting trial. If they have been convicted, give them probation and community service or send them to prison. Martha’s House thanks the Seminole Tribe of Florida for their generous gift of a new commercial grade washer and dryer for the emergency safe house shelter. Residents and staff do an average of 30 loads a week, making household washers and dryers prone to rapid wear and reliability issues. With the new appliances Martha’s House should have years of trouble free w ashing ahead. The Seminole Tribe of Florida is a consistent supporter of Martha’s House and whose generosity and kindness is noted and greatly appreciated. Jonathan Bean, executive director May 28, 2014 4 Okeechobee News OPINION Public Forum/Speak Out Letters to the editor Editor: Katrina Elsken Circulation Manager: Dee Gaudin Publisher: Tom ByrdSpeak Out has moved online, where i t is quicker and easier to share your i deas and converse with others. Go to w ww.newszap.com, click on the comm unity name and your local or state P ublic Forum. There, you can create n ew topics or comment on existing t opics. What follows is a sam pling of s ome of the discussions currently taki ng place. Thanks for participating! Special to the Okeechobee NewsEdna Malagon, lead advocate, shows off the new appliances. Seventh Day Christian Church 912 N.W. Park Street, will host a gospel sing on Friday, May 30 at 7:30 p.m. featuring the Padgett Family. Everyone is welcome. Haven of Rest Church 912 N.W. 2ns st. would like to invite everyone to a revival with evangelist Jerry Cottrell. Services will be Thursday, May 29 Sunday, May 31 at 7 p.m. and Sunday, June 1 at a10 a.m. and 6 p.m. For more information call Pastor John Velre at 863-3573053. Oakview Baptist Church will be having Vacation Bible School for ages 3 years thru Adults on Monday, June 16 through Friday, June 20 from 6 to 9 p.m. You may register online at www.oakviewbaptist.com under “Forms” or come to the church of ce, 677 S.W. 32 Street, to pick up a registration form. For more information, please call 863-763-1699 or email cbartlett@oakbc.org. Okeechobee Missionary Baptist Church 4212 HWY 441 North to host a Vacation Bible School 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 863-357-6500. The second annual Old Fashion Tent Revival is under way this week through May 31 at at 7 p.m., nightly at 1416 State Road 70 E,, next to the Racetrack Service Station. Everyone is welcome to this life changing revival as the word of God is being reveled. Come on by for fellowship, prayer, healing and salvation. For information, call Pastor Mark Smith at 863-763-4127. 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. Oakview Baptist Church welcomes everyone to join them on Sunday mornings for Sunday School at 9:15 a.m. and Worship Service at 10:30 a.m. On Sunday evenings at 6 p.m. they have a Bible Study in the sanctuary. They also have a Wednesday evening Worship Service at 6 p.m. We are located at 677 S.W. 32 Street in Okeechobee. For more information please call 863-763-1699. 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 Theres a Brown at 863-357-4418. The Gathering hosts “Joy in the Mourning” a grie f 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 863623-8504. Love Jesus? Every Monday morning, 8 a.m. at Hampton Inn, there is a Bible stud y held and you are invited. It is free if you don’t eat, or you can have a great breakfast for onl y $5. Brandon Tucker and Pastor Jim Benton are the speakers. More questions? Call 863532-2482. Gathering in Grace and Prayer meets every Wednesday at 7:45 a.m. in the park at the pavilion. All are welcome. Victory Baptist Church 500 S.W. 9th St, would like to invite the public to attend any or all of their services each Sunday. Sunday School is at 10 a.m. for all ages. Morning worship service is at 10:45 a.m. and includes old fashion singing and praising God. The youth “band,” consists of the piano, violin, mandolin and guitar, as well as, various singing groups. Be blessed with the preaching o f God’s Word (KJV) and a church family with a heart of love. Wednesday evening prayer and Bible study is at 7 p.m. For more information, please call: 863-763-0669. Note: An Okeechobee Church Directory is now available at Florida.Newszap.com with addresses and service times for local churches, or go to www.newszap.com/okeechobeechurches. Send additions or corrections for the online directory to okeenews@ newszap.com, or ll out the form provide d on the website. The Okeechobee News welcomes news from area churches for this weekly column. E-mail okeenews@newszap.com. Churches plan special events p

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We pledge to operate our newspaper as a public trust. We believe journalists are nothing more than guardians of every citizens right to a free press. We have no authority to compromise, bargain away or dishonor the principles underlying the First Amendment. We dont play loose with the facts. We give notice to your opinions, not ours. We encourage vigorous discussion of public issues, but try to keep everybodys comments within the bounds of fair play. How are we doing? Let us know by emailing feedback@newszap.com or calling your editor.Community Service Through Journalism 5 Okeechobee News May 28, 2014 But Judge Levin doesn’t think that will happen. “I don’t anticipate there will be any issues. They’ve always provided excellent security and I don’t think it’s going to change,” he said. When contacted, Mrs. Chartier said the county did not ask to run the security operation. “We’re only trying to act responsibly to a potentially abandoned operation. Am I viewing it lightly? No, sir,” she said emphatically. She went on to say she has only had a limited time to do any research into the matter. Currently, the sheriff is providing for 12 positions that either deal directly or indirectly with security. There are ve certi ed law enforcement of cers, four full-time civilians and three full-time corrections of cers. Two of the four civilian people are certi ed auxiliary deputies. The corrections of cers are primarily transport deputies, but they also do ngerprinting and can help the certi ed deputies in an emergency. The certi ed deputies are responsible for the back of the courtroom. This means it is their responsibility to take care of whatever problems may arise in the audience portion of the courtroom. It is the bailiff’s job to take care of the judge. If there is a security breach or something happens, the bailiff’s rst priority is to get the judge out of the courtroom and to safety. While the bailiffs are civilians, they are part of sheriff’s budget. When court is in session, there will always be one bailiff and one certi ed deputy in the courtroom. Judge Bauer states in his letter there has to be an absolute minimum of ve full-time employees. That number, he says, is over and above the necessary deputies supplied by the sheriff. “Any assessment as to what an adequate number of of cers would be must incorporate what would be necessary to defend the courthouse if assaulted; that there be enough security to cover each ingress and egress and to conduct a sweep of the entire courthouse in the case of an evacuation; and, what is needed to ful ll all general safety requirements as discussed herein,” writes Judge Bauer. He goes on to point out there are three oors to be covered and over 61 employees in the complex from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. But, if a court session should continue past 5 p.m., the complex will remain open and security will be required. If the county is required to supply security, Judge Bauer goes on to ask that all of the security of cers have arrest powers, be well trained, well educated and ef cient in their abilities. The judge also pointed out that the majority of people who enter the complex are there for a courtroom appearance because either he or another judge has ordered them to be there. He says on any given Monday there may be 100 potential jurors in the complex and three to four active courtrooms. “If a judge believes that the level of security reaches a point of not providing adequate safety to the staff, participants, parties or themselves, the judge may be forced to cease or limit commanding people to appear -including jurors, witnesses, victims and parties,” he wrote. This would then result in a backlog of cases and an increase in the jail population, he continued. Judge Bauer concludes his letter by saying many people in the judicial complex are there dealing with the most emotional and upsetting issues, including criminal acts, they will ever face. He said everyone in the complex depends “... on Okeechobee County to provide adequate security and safety to its citizens.” SECURITYContinued From Page 1 tour was with the Fourth Infantry Division. He said the mountains and hills of Vietnam w ere a new experience for a boy from the Florida atlands. On his second tour, Mr. Payne continued, “I had the distinct privilege of ying Cobra Gunships with the 101st Airborne Division.” He said the Cobra helicopters are specially designed for one purpose and one purpose only and that was to deliver ordinance to the enemy. “They did not go on such missions as taking the Red Cross girls out to the rebases to hand out doughnuts,” he said. Their only mission was to deliver repower to the battle eld and direct it toward the opposing forces. “They didn’t call a re mission for routine jobs,” he said. “We got out there as quickly as we could. Why? Because we are Americans. We always take care of our people. “When we got a call, we always took off in less than two minutes because we knew our people were in trouble and we had to get there fast,” Mr. Payne added. Those on the ground were always appreciative of the air support and often credited the arrival of the Cobras with saving their lives. “There was one feature of Cobra Gunships that I believe was an unintended consequence of their design. I don’t think the designers considered this when they were developing the aircraft,” he said. “That was the effect to the main rotor blade. It was 33 inches in width which was much wider than most rotor blades. We have all heard helicopters ying and are familiar with that familiar “whomp, whomp” sound they make. “Cobras were different. When they ew with that extra wide main rotor blade they made a distinctive, deep throated banging sound. Friend or foe if you ever heard one ying you would always remember that sound -especially if you heard them ring rockets,” he continued. “Fire missions were some of the most rewarding things I did over there,” Mr. Payne continued. “Many times after a mission, if the conditions permitted, we would talk to the guys on the ground and time after time they would say such things as: ‘Thank God for ARA, you got here just in time. We would have never made it without you.’ “You had to be careful not to let those type comments go to your head or you might start strutting around like we were something special -although, I never did that but some of the other guys may have from time to time. “One time something happened on a re mission I have always remembered. We received the call for a re mission. We ran out to the aircraft took off and ew out with the tail high and fast as that baby would go. We arrived on station and announced: ‘We are here, what do you need?’ “The person on the ground responded and said he did not need anything now. At rst I was a little miffed. We had broken up a perfectly good spades game and ew all the way out to the A Shau Valley in the middle of the night and they did not need any re support,” he said. But then the person on the ground explained that within minutes of making the call for re support, they could hear the Cobras in the air, and as they approached and that distinctive sound got louder, it was clear the Cobras were headed in their direction. “The person on the ground said apparently when they heard us coming and it was apparent we were coming to this location, the enemy forces broke off the assault and withdrew,” he said. “Now that will give you some job satisfaction when maybe just the sound of your aircraft may have saved some lives on both sides,” he said. Mr. Payne said he lost friends in Vietnam. On one mission he lost four good friends. He said he cannot understand why some Americans are willing to give their lives for the freedoms enjoyed in this country, and others don’t even bother to register to vote. “How can some American lay down their lives for your freedom and others don’t bother to perform the most basic duty of citizen, to vote? “Please vote in every election,” he said. “If not, all those hard-earned freedoms will slip away.” Robert W. Keefe, who served with the United States Marine Corps in Afghanistan, said he was happy to be back in his hometown of Okeechobee. He said he had many close calls during his deployment overseas. “I didn’t escape unscathed,” he said, adding that he was medically discharged from the military in 2012 due to injuries from an explosion. He said he suffered injuries to his neck and back and brain trauma, leaving him with memory problems, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and recurring pain. Some injuries are easy to see and some are invisible, he said, but no soldier leaves the battle eld unharmed. “Most Americans take for granted the freedoms we enjoy,” he said. “Those freedoms come at a price. “If you weren’t shot on your way here, if you didn’t have a mortar shell come through your roof as you slept peacefully last night, thank a veteran.” MEMORIALContinued From Page 1

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Pearl Sanders Hendrick, 78OKEECHOBEE — Pearl Sanders Hendrick died May 25, 2014. She was born Oct. 4, 1935 in Evansville, Ind. to Lloyd and Alma McGregor Sanders. A resident of Okeechobee for 20 years, she helped her husband with the cattle business and enjoyed cooking, w orking in the yard and playing BINGO. Mrs. Hendrick was preceded in death by her husband, Ernest Hendrick. She is survived by her daughter, Sherry Fogleman (Jim) of Indiantown; three brothers, Dean Sanders, Darrell Sanders both of Winter Haven and Don Sanders of Panama City; sister-in-law, Bea Sanders; two grandsons, Mark Beasley of Port St. Lucie and Dylan Fogleman of Indiantown; two great grandchildren, Stormy and Layton. Visitation will be 9 a.m. until services at 10 a.m. Thursday, May 29, 2014 at Buxton & Bass Okeechobee Funeral Home. Interment will follow at Evergreen Cemetery. In lieu of owers, memorials may be made to Hospice of Okeechobee, PO Box 1548, Okeechobee, FL 34973. Those wishing to leave a message of condolence may sign the register book at, www.OkeechobeeFuneralHome.com All arrangements are entrusted to the direction and care of the Buxton, Bass and Conway families of the Buxton & Bass Okeechobee Funeral Home, 400 North Parrott Avenue, Okeechobee, Florida, 34972. 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! 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 7 Okeechobee News May 28, 2014 Obituaries Sign guestbooks at http://www.legacy.com Continued From Page 6 Special to the Okeechobee News/ Chamber of Commerce of Okeechobee CountyRemodeled Applebee’s hosts grand openingOn Tuesday, May 20, Applebee’s of Okeechobee held a ribbon cutting in honor of the remodeling process completion and a new corporation taking over. Doherty Enterprises recently took over Applebee’s. Those attending included (Front, left to right) Applebee’s general manager Serrin Dongen, Mayor Jim Kirk, Chamber of Commerce of Okeechobee County executive director Antoinette Rodriguez, Doherty Enterprises area director Yvette Moroz, Okeechobee Mainstreet president, Brown Cow Sweetery owner Paulette Bragel, (back) Chamber of Commerce of Okeechobee County Business Assistance Chair John Gurney, City Councilmen Clayton Williams, City Councilmen Mike O’Connor, County Commissioner Fran Irby, Chamber of Commerce of Okeechobee County President Terry Burroughs, City Administrator Brian Whitehall, Doherty Enterprises Director of Operations Marc Prince, Chamber of Commerce of Okeechobee County Ambassador, Okeechobee Mainstreet Promotions Director, Apple Mascot Danielle Arnold, and Bee Mascot Charlie Laughlin. By Melissa YunasFlorida Forest Services Weeks without rainfall had increased wild re activity this past Memorial Day weekend. Longer summer days, higher temperatures and a decrease in moisture levels (relative humidity) lead to an increase in ignition potential in ner fuels (grass & dead leaf litter). One good indicator is, when strolling through your yard or nearby natural area, you hear the dried, brittle leaves crackle underneath your footsteps. Another indicator is your yard needs watering to keep the vegetation lush and green. With rainfall in the near forecast, re ghters are preparing for an increase in lightning caused wild res. This past weekend was a good reminder that all wild res can cause damage no matter what size they are. On a half acre wild re in Okeechobee County, a homeowner had damage to his shed because pine needles were on his roof. The pine needles caught on re and fortunately the re department quickly extinguished the ames. In wet season or dry season, any period of little or no rainfall that allows the ner fuels to dry out again could prompt an increase in re activity. Please take the time to remove anything that will burn from your roof and gutters. That includes pine needles, leaves, small twigs, and palm fronds. Be sure there is nothing ammable against the sides o f your home. Be sure to use plants that are not highly ammable around your home. Keep the area within 30 feet of your home picked up, mowed, and watered. Memorial Day weekend brings re danger

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The following individuals were arrested on felony or driving under the in uence (DUI) charges by the Okeechobee County Sheriff's Of ce (OCSO), the Okeechobee City Police Department (OCPD), the Florida Highw ay Patrol (FHP), the Florida Fish and W ildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) or the Department of Corrections (DOC).  Mary Virginia Raulerson, 49, S.W. 18th A ve., Okeechobee, was arrested May 23 by Deputy Nathaniel Mitchell on an Okeechobee County warrant charging her with felony battery. Her bond was set at $15,000.  Kimberly Kay Lyons, 30, N.E. Second St., Okeechobee, was arrested May 23 by Of cer Aurelio Almazan on DOC warrants charging her with the felonies of violation of probation grand theft (three counts) and v iolation of probation burglary of an unoccupied structure. She is being held without bond.  Michael Alton Murphy, 25, S.E. 37th Ave., Okeechobee, was arrested May 23 by Deputy Matthew Grumbling on a DOC warrant charging him with the felonies of sale/ delivery of a controlled substance (oxycodone) and possession of a controlled substance (oxycodone) with intent to sell/ deliver. He is being held without bond.  Juan Macias Jr., 23, S.W. 86th Ave., Okeechobee, was arrested May 23 by Deputy Matthew Grumbling on an Okeechobee County warrant charging him with violation of probation driving under the in uence. He is being held without bond.  Laura Harvey Palmer, 46, N.E. 48th Ave., Okeechobee, was arrested May 24 by Deputy Paul Jackson on a DOC warrant charging her with the felony of violation of probation possession of a controlled substance (alprazolam). She is being held without bond.  Odon Eriza-Sanchez, 42, N.W. 42nd Ave., Okeechobee, was arrested May 25 by Deputy Steven Pollock on a misdemeanor charge of driving under the in uence. His bond was set at $1,000.  Charles Lynn Spiva, 19, N.W. 26th Ave., Okeechobee, was arrested May 26 by Of cer Cesar Romero on a DOC warrant charging him with the felony of violation of probation grand theft. His bond was set at $1,000.  Zachary Rhett Tucker, 30, S.R. 78 W., Okeechobee, was arrested May 27 by Deputy Steven Pollock on a misdemeanor charge of driving under the in uence. His bond was set at $500. This column lists arrests and not convictions, unless otherwise stated. Anyone listed here who is later found innocent o r has had the charges against them droppe d is welcome to inform this newspaper. The information will be con rmed and printed. Available 24/7http://specialsections.newszap.com/SS/Tiles2.aspx?sortby=type&type=Florida View all our online sections in the comfort of your own home or on the go! 2014 Okeechobee County Community Guide S Big Lake Eye Care A Quick Reference Guide for New and Longtime Residents MEET YOURMerantsA Salute to Area Business Availae Oin specialsections. newszap.com Okeechobee NewsSunday, May 26, 2013Special Supplement to Okeechobee County 2013-2014 School Information Guide Featuring: • Superintendent Letter • School Calendar • SCHOOL BUS SCHEDULE • School Listing • Progress Report & Report Card ScheduleCall to Schedule your eye appontment today! 763-3937 606 North Parrott Avenue www.biglakeeyecare.com Big Lake Eye Care 11 Okeechobee News May 28, 2014 By Eric KoppOkeechobee News Four local people were arrested on felony drug charges after a deputy found them ‘squatting’ in a v acant home on N.W. 29th A venue. Arrested Sunday, May 25 w ere: Pedro Lopez-Deharo J r., 30, S.W. Fifth Drive; Tiffany Michelle Platt, 27, N.E. 138th St.; Don Lawton Morgan, 50, N.W. 334th St.; and J ames Gene Janata, 32, S.E. 14th Ave. All four were charged with possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine) and possession of drug paraphernalia. They were booked into the Okeechobee County Jail on a bond of $5,500 each. Jail records indicate Morgan has been released on bond, while the other remain incarcerated. An arrest report by a detective with the Okeechobee Narcotics Task Force stated Deputy Brian Cross, of the Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Of ce (OCSO), found Lopez, Platt and Janata in the home. None of them were able to produce documentation to show they either owned the home or were paying rent, stated the detective. While the trio was being questioned, Morgan arrived at the home. He apparently denied living there, even though a subsequent search of the home turned up personal papers with his name on them. Detectives also found a box with his name on it that contained a small plastic baggie with a cut-off straw that contained a residue, continued the report. When a eld test was conducted on that straw it allegedly indicated a positive result for the presence of methamphetamine. The report goes on to state that items found in a bedroom where Lopez and Platt were located included: a ‘meth pipe’ containing a residue; digital scale; a syringe and needle; a red cord; and, a spoon with a white residue. All of the items containing a residue were eld tested, and those tests indicated positive results for the presence of meth, stated the detective’s report. In another bedroom where Janata was found, detectives reportedly located: a spoon with a white residue; syringes and needles; a red piece of cloth; plastic baggies that all contained a white residue; and, ve new syringes with needles. The items containing a white residue were all eld tested. Those tests, stated the report, all indicated the presence of methamphetamine. According to the detective’s report, the cloth and cord are apparently used to “tie of f the arm” while injecting substances into the arm. A woman and her infant child were also found in the bedroom occupied by Janata, but she was not arrested because she was not living in the home. Four ‘squatting’ in vacant home face drug charges Pedro Lopez-Deharo Tiffany Platt Don Morgan James Janata Okeechobee Arrest Report Okeechobee Federated Republican Women’s Club to meetOn Thursday, June 29, the Okeechobee Federated Republican Women’s Club will hold their monthly meeting at Cowboy’s in the Bull Pen (private dining room) at 6:30 p.m. for social hour. The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. County Commissioner Joey Hoover will speak. He is the second commissioner to accept the club’s offer to give a “State of the County” address. Membership information can be obtained by sending an e-mail to OkeechobeeCFRW@gmail.com. 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ApartmentsEFFICIENCY 1BR furnished, for 1 person, Includes Utilities & Direct TV w/all movie channels $500 per mo. 1yr lease & sec. dep. Available immediately Call 863-634-8885. KINGS BAY Nice Twnhs. 2 br/1ba, Tiled oors. Inclds Water. $725/mo. + dep. Pool & Tennis Court. 863-801-7206 or 561-358-8128. OKEE Beautiful 2 br. cbs, lrg eat/in kit., 28ft screen rm, utility rm w/ wd hookups, on private lake in BHR, Asking $725/mo 863-467-2784. Condos/Townhouses Rent Nicely Furnished, 2bd Townhouse located in Kings Bay, w/d, water and sewer,close to 15A long term Lease $800.00/mo. Other rental options available on short-term lease. No large dogs 863-634-8331 Houses RentFOR RENT CBS 1BD/1BA, LIVING & DINING ROOM KITCHEN COMBINATION. RANCH W/BARN, STALLS AND TACKROOM ON 4 ACRE FENCED PASTURE, NICE IN FT DRUM AREA $500.00/MO. PLUS SECURITY CALL WAYNE 734-548-1020 OR LIZ 734-637-2697 Reading a newspaper helps you understand the world around you. No wonder newspaper readers are more successful people! Need a few more bucks to purchase something deer? Pick up some extra bucks when you sell your used items in the classifeids. 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 Mobile Home RentBUCKHEAD RIDGE 2 or 3bd./2ba Dble Wide. Starting at $500 mo. plus sec. No pets. Call 863-763-4031 Time to clean out the attic, basement and/or garage? Advertise your yard sale in the classifieds and make your clean up a breeze! One mans trash is another mans treasure. Turn your trash to treasure with an ad in the classifieds. Office Space Rent Mobile HomeSale Palm Harbor Parade of Homes! 7 new models to view, 3 models that must, must be liquidated save over $26K, 4/2 in the 70’s. FREE factory tours! 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 Buying a car? Look in the classifieds. Selling a car? Look in the classifieds. Looking for a place to hang your hat? Look no further than the classifieds. Get a quick response to any item you may be selling with a classified ad. Autos WantedCASH FOR CARS No Title Needed, Any Condition. 268junk.com Located in Okeechobee Call (863)268-5865 Utility Trailers2012 Doolittle Covered 5x8 cargo trailer. Good Condition. $1000 (863)946-1481 When doing those chores is doing you in, its time to look for a helper in the classifieds. Grab a bargain from your neighbors garage, attic, basement or closet in todays classifieds. The classifieds are the most successful salesperson in town. Join all the people who say, I sold it in the classifieds.Ž When you want something sold, advertise in the classifieds. READING A NEWSPAPER...leads you to the best products and services. 12 Okeechobee News May 28, 2014

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Public Notice Request for Proposals The Okeechobee Utility Authority (OUA) will receive proposals for the purpose of securing a lease of land owned by the OUA for Agricultural Uses. The RFP is titled: Agricultural Land Lease Eagles Landing Parcel Detailed RFQ documents are available upon request from the of ce of the Executive Director, located at 100 S.W. 5th Avenue, (Tel.) 863-763-9460. The OUA intends to review the submitted RFQ’s and reserves the right to reject any or all RFQ’s. The RFQ’s must be delivered to the Executive Director’s of ce, located at Okeechobee Utility Authority Administrative Of ce, 100 S.W. 5th Avenue, Okeechobee, FL 34974, on or before 3:00 PM, June 30, 2014. The submittal must be contained in a sealed package clearly marked on the outside with the submitter’s name and the project name for which the submittal is made. John F. Hayford Executive Director 465547 ON 5/25,28,30/2014 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 GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION CASE NO. 47-2007-CA-000429 NATIONAL CITY BANK, SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO HARBOR FEDERAL SAVINGS BANK, Plaintiff, vs. RONETTA J. WHITE A/K/A RONETTA JOHNSON WHITE A/K/A RONETTA JOHNSON; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF RONETTA J. WHITE A/K/A RONETTA JOHNSON WHITE A/KJA RONETTA JOHNSON; MANFORD CLINTON WHITE; OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated May 20, 2014, and entered in 47-2007-CA-000429 of the Circuit Court of the NINETEENTH Judicial Circuit in and for Okeechobee County, Florida, wherein NATIONAL CITY BANK, SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO HARBOR FEDERAL SAVINGS BANK is the Plaintiff and RONETTA J. WHITE A/K/A RONETTA JOHNSON WHITE A/K/A RONETTA JOHNSON; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF RONETTA J. WHITE A/K/A RONETTA JOHNSON WHITE A/K/A RONETTA JOHNSON; MANFORD CLINTON WHITE; OKEECHOBEE COUNTY are the Defendant(s). Sharon Robertson as the Clerk of the Circuit Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in the Jury Assembly Room, 2nd Fl., Okeechobee County Judicial Center 312 NW 3rd St., Okeechobee, Florida 34972, at 11:00 AM, on June 18 2014 the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: LOT 18 AND THE EAST ONE-HALF (E 1/2) LOT 17, BLOCK 49, EL MIRASOL, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 2, PAGE 1, PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must le a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated this 21st day of May, 2014. Sharon Robertson As Clerk of the Court BY: Sandra L. Creech As Deputy Clerk IMPORTANT If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Corrie Johnson, ADA Coordinator, 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711.465537 ON 5/28;6/4/2014 Grab a bargain from your neighbors garage, attic, basement or closet in todays classifieds. Public Notice How fast can your car go? It can go even faster when you sell it in the classifieds. Looking for a place to hang your hat? Look no further than the classifieds. Love the earth Recycle your used items by selling them in the classifieds. Public Notice NOTICE OF INTENT TO ADOPT/AMEND RULES OF THE SOUTH FLORIDA WATER MANAGEMENT DISTRICT AFFECTED RULES: Chapters 40E-1, 40E-2, 40E-3, 40E-5, 40E-8, 40E-10, 40E-20, and 40E-24, F.A.C. SUMMARY: The District is re-initiating rule development to amend its consumptive use permitting and water supply related program rules as part of the Florida Department of Environmental Protection’s statewide effort (referred to as CUPcon) to improve consistency in the consumptive use permitting programs implemented by the water management districts (WMDs). The CUPcon goals include: 1) making the consumptive use permitting program less confusing for applicants; 2) treating applicants equitably statewide; 3) providing consistent protection of the environment; 4) streamlining the process; and 5) incentivizing behavior that protects water resources. This re-initiation will cure discrepancies between the versions of rules that were published on December 10, 2013, and acted on by the Governing Board on February 13, 2014, as well as correct some inadvertent text inaccuracies. There are no substantive changes as adopted by the Governing Board in February 2014. The South Florida Water Management District (District) Governing Board has authorized publication of a Notice of Proposed Rule to amend Chapters 40E-1, 40E-2, and the incorporated “Basis of Review for Water Use Permit Applications within the South Florida Water Management District”, which will be reorganized and renamed “Applicant’s Handbook for Water Use Permit Applications within the South Florida Water Management District.” The relevant portions of Chapter 40E-20, F.A.C., which govern general water use permits will be transferred to Chapter 40E-2, F.A.C., and Chapter 40E-20, F.A.C., will be repealed. Non-substantive amendments to Chapters 40E-3, 40E-5, 40E-8, 40E-10, and 40E-24, F.A.C., are also proposed to be consistent with this statewide effort. If requested within 21 days of the date of this notice, a hearing will be held at the date, time and place shown below (if not requested, this hearing will NOT be held): July 10, 2014, beginning 9:00 a.m. South Florida Water Management District B-1 Auditorium 3301 Gun Club Road, West Palm Beach, Florida A copy of the Notice of Proposed Rule may be obtained on the District’s website at http://www.sfwmd.gov/rules or by contacting Jan Sluth, FRP, CP, Senior Paralegal, South Florida Water Management District, 3301 Gun Club Road, West Palm Beach, FL 33406, Telephone: (800) 432-2045, ext. 6299 or (561) 682-6299, email: jsluth@sfwmd.gov. The notice also may be found on the Florida Administrative Register at http://www. rules.org, where you may subscribe to receive copies of further notices for this or other rule chapters or types of notices of interest. For more information, you may contact: Steven Memberg, Water Use Policy Principal Scientist, South Florida Water Management District, 3301 Gun Club Road, West Palm Beach, FL 33406 (800) 432-2045, ext. 2133 or (561) 682-2133, email: smemberg@sfwmd.gov, or Jennifer Bokankowitz, Esq., South Florida Water Management District, 3301 Gun Club Road, West Palm Beach, FL 33406 (800) 432-2045 ext. 2258 or (561) 682-2258, email: jbokanko@sfwmd.gov. 465486 ON 5/28;CN/GCD 5/29/2014 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 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. 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, at 11:00 am 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 813-915-8660 Attorneys for Plaintiff NOTICEIf you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Corrie Johnson, ADA Coordinator, 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711.SPANISH: Si usted es una persona discapacitada que necesita alguna adaptacion para poder participar de este procedimiento o evento; usted tiene derecho, sin costo alguno a que se le provea cierta ayuda. Favor de comunicarse con Corrie Johnson, Coordinadora de A.D.A., 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, Fl. 34986, (772) 807-4370 por lo menos 7 dias antes de que tenga que comparecer en corte o inmediatamente despues de haber recibido esta noti cacion si es que falta menos de 7 dias para su comparecencia. Si tiene una discapacidad auditiva o de habla, llame al 711. KREYOL: Si ou se yon moun ki kokobe ki bezwen asistans ou aparey pou ou ka patisipe nan prosedu sa-a, ou gen dwa san ou pa bezwen peye anyen pou ou jwen on seri de ed. Tanpri kontakte Corrie Johnson, Co-ordinator ADA, 250 NW Country Club Drive, suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 O’mwen 7 jou avan ke ou gen pou-ou paret nan tribunal, ou imediatman ke ou resevwa avis sa-a ou si le ke ou gen pou-ou ale nan tribunal-la mwens ke 7 jou; Si ou pa ka tande ou pale byen, rele 711. 464743 ON 5/21,28/2014 Public Notice 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 Okeechobee 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 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 Clerk Kass Shuler, P.A. P.O. Box 800 Tampa, FL 33601-0800 ForeclosureService@kasslaw.com 465302 ON 5/21,28/2014 Public Notice 13 Okeechobee News May 28, 2014 Time to clean out the attic, basement and/or garage? Advertise your yard sale in the classifieds and make your clean up a breeze! Find it faster. Sell it sooner in the classifieds Shop here first! The classified ads IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. PROBATE DIVISION CASE NO. 2014-CP-91 In re: Estate of ESTHER ELIZABETH SIMMONS a/k/a ELIZABETH E. SIMMONS, Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate o f ESTHER ELIZABETH SIMMONS, a/k/a ELIZABETH E. SIMMONS., deceased, whose date of death was MARCH 25, 2014 and whose social security number is xxx-xx-9878, 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 o f 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 AFTE R THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COP Y 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 o f this notice is May 28 2014. Personal Representative: Randy Lee Simmons 850 N.W. 141st Street Okeechobee, Florida 34972 Attorney for Personal Representative: CONELY & CONELY, P.A. P.0. Drawer 1367 Okeechobee, Florida 34973 Telephone: (863) 763-3825 Primary E-Mail Address: tconely@conelyandconely.com Secondary 1 E-Mail Address: blanier@conelyandconely.com Secondary 2 E-Mail Address: service@conelyandconely.com By Tom W. Conely, III Florida Bar No. 096482 ON 5/28, 6/4/2014

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Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 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 Public Notice 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 A BOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) Y EARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEPublic 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 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 req uired to be served must le their 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: 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 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 Public Notice 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, CREDITORS, 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 Public NoticeIN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT STATE OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY GENERAL CIVIL DIVISION 14 Okeechobee News May 28, 2014 Collective Bargaining The Okeechobee County School Board and the Okeechobee County Education Association #1604 will meet for a negotiating session regarding differentiated pay. The session will take place at 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, June 4, 2014, in Room 303 of the School Board Administration Building at 700 SW 2nd Avenue, Okeechobee. Bargaining sessions are open to the public. Ken Kenworthy Superintendent of Schools 465578 ON 5/28/2014 NOTICE OF DISPOSITION OF PERSONAL ITEMS: Notice is hereby given that Awesome Self Storage, in accordance with Florida Statutes Self Storage Facility Act, 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. Awesome Self Storage 6489 Hwy 441 SE Okeechobee, FL 34974 863-357-2403 465430 ON 5/21,28/2014 DENT’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 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 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 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 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 claiming by, through, under or against 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 Deputy Cler k 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; i f you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. 464745 ON 5/21,28/2014 Crossword Puzzle ACROSS 1 Sputnik letters 5 Insert 8 *Scarlet letter? 14 Hello, I didnt see you thereŽ 15 Tax-advantaged vehicle 16 Like unmiked orators, maybe 17 Collins contemporary 18 Like some sales 20 *Rio jokester? 22 Part of a black suit 23 It may be packed 24 Grand squared 27 General of Chinese cuisine 28 Bueller? 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