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Wednesday, June 4, 2014 50¢ plus tax V ol. 105 No. 67 12.45 feetLast Year: 13.36 feet Lake Levels S ource: South Florida Water M anagement District. Depth given i n feet above sea level See page 4 for information about how to contact this newspaper. Okeechobee News/ Charles MurphyOHS Purple & White GameOkeechobee High School football players had a chance to show their skills in the annual spring Purple & White game on May 30. Wyatt Bessenbacher (11 in white) looks for room to run behind Nolyn Carpenter (58 in white) during Friday’s intrasquad scrimmage at Brahman Stadium. For the story, see page 20. Budget includes 4 percent cost-of-living increase for sheriff’s employeesBy Eric KoppOkeechobee News When Okeechobee County Sheriff Paul May submitted his $8.8 million proposed budget for scal year 2014-15 something was noticeably missing the spending plan for the county jail. Because of constant budget battles between him and the county, Sheriff May recently told commissioners that as of Sept. 30 of this year he will no longer run the Okeechobee County Jail. That date marks the end of the current scal year. Also not included in the budget offer is security for the Okeechobee County Judicial Complex. The sheriff's proposed plan is for law enforcement, administration and dispatchers only. The proposed budget of $8,801,163 is an increase of $560,015 (6.80 percent) over the 2013-14 approved law enforcement budget o f $8,241,147 which was bumped up when commissioners agreed to give the sheriff an additional $500,000 in the 2013-14 plan. Contained in the 2014-15 plan is an automatic increase of $187,664 due to a hike in Florid a Sheriff submits $8.4 million budget S a l u t e t o Salute to t h e g r a d u a t e s the graduates i n s i d e inside! "They (the county commissioners) will vote on what they're going to do. The consensus is they are not running the jail."— county administrator Robbie Chartie r By Charles M. MurphyOkeechobee News An administrative hearing to hear the accusations against Everglades Elementary teacher Tom Bonasera is likely to be continued until July, according to Okeechobee School Superintendent Ken Kenworthy. Details about the investigation were revealed in a le that became public record Friday, May 30. Mr. Bonasera is accused of giving pills to a female teacher, on campus, in exchange for nude photos. This could be a violation of the school board's alcohol and drug free workplace policy. The former president of the Okeechobee County Education Association has retained attorney Mark Wilensky to represent him. Bonasera accused of trading pills for photosSee TEACHER — Page 5 See SHERIFF — Page 5 County spelling bee .....Page 3 Rotary plans luau .....Page 17 Barrel racing at A gri-Civic Center .....Page 2

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Today: Mostly sunny. High near 89. NW wind 5 to 10 mph becoming east southeast in the morning. Tonight: Partly cloudy, with a low around 68. East southeast wind 5 to 10 mph. Light southeast after midnight. Extended ForecastThursday : A slight chance of showers, with thunderstorms also possible after 1pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 93. East wind 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%. Thursday Night : A slight chance o f showers before 11pm. Partly cloudy, with a low around 72. East southeast wind around 5 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%. Friday : A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after noon. Mostl y sunny, with a high near 92. South southeast wind around 5 mph. Friday Night : A 20 percent chance o f showers and thunderstorms. Partly cloudy, with a low around 71. Southeast wind around 5 mph. Saturday : A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 92. SSE wind around 5 mph.  Have you considered starting a business, but getting it started feels overwhelming? Where do you start? How can you get started on the right path? We’ve assembled a team of area professionals to provide necessary information for you to consider before starting a business. We’ll provide you information on permits, insurance, accounting, human resources, legal issues, web site and marketing. Join us on June 5 (Thursday) 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!  You’re invited to the 5th Annual State of the Region on June 20. Held at the Indian River State College S.T.E.M. Building “S” Auditorium (500 N.W. 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.  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 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 ma y pick an application from the Chamber o f 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. Contact: Mariah Parriott, Administration 863-467-6246; 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 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 or info@okeechobeebusiness.com. I look forward to seeing you at our events!! Executive Director Antoinette Rodriguez 863-467-6246 antoinette@okeechobeebusiness.com Always on Top of the JobŽRe-Roofing Specialists€ Metal & Shingle Roofs € Flats & Leaks Repair FREE ESTIMATES863-357-3838State Lic.#CCC1327338 Earnestine Robersons Album DebutPrivilege & HonorŽIf you are interested in purchasing Earnestines album, please contact her at 863.467.4836 or visit www.earnestineroberson.tmgartist.com has a powerful anointing from God to lead people to be saved, healed, delivered from any circumstances in life, and be set free.Earnestine loves praising God and started blessing people with her talent at an early age in her fathers church and continued to use her God-given gift in school, college, churches in the region and local community. She is a praise and worship leader in her church and was a guest singer on TBN. 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 Okeechobee County 2013-2014 School Information Guide Featuring: Call to Schedule your eye appontment today! 763-3937 606 North Parrott Avenue www.biglakeeyecare.com Big Lake Eye Care 2 Okeechobee News June 4, 2014 The Okeechobee County Agri-Civic Center will host the following events in June:  Saturday, June 7: Okeechobee High School Graduation at 7 p.m.  Friday, June 13: Turnin’ N Burnin’ Summer Buckle Series Jackpot Barrel Race. Exhibition runs start at 5 p.m. Barrel Race starts at 7 p.m. A concession stand will be open. There is no charge for the public to attend  Saturday, June 14: Turnin’ N Burnin’ Jackpot Barrel Race & Speed Show. Exhibition runs start at 9 a.m. Barrel Race starts at 11 a.m. Speed Show follows the barrel race. A concession stand will be open. There is no charge for the public to attend.  Sunday, June 15: Kaza Productions Mexican Rodeo with Mexican music and food.  Thursday, June 19: Recreational riding/ barrel practice.  Friday, June 27: Turnin’ N Burnin’ Summer Buckle Series Jackpot Barrel Race. Exhibition runs start at 5 p.m. Barrel race starts at 7 p.m. A concession stand will be open. There is no charge for the public to attend.Unless 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. Agri-Civic Center schedule for June Special to the Okeechobee News/ Jenny PungGrad Nite party plannedGrad Nite committee member Kelly Owens and Walmart assistant store manager Erin O’Neal shopped for some of the prizes graduates attending the annual Non-Alcohol Grad Nite Party will have an opportunity to win. Graduating seniors who stay at the party all night will also have a chance to win the Seminole Tribe of Florida Grand Prize of $1,500 cash! The Grad Nite Party is on Saturday, June 7, at the KOA. The doors open at 10 p.m. If you are interested in donating money, food, prizes or your time, call Tabitha Trent at CenterState Bank 863-763-5573. Chamber of Commerce News Okeechobee Forecast

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By Charles M. MurphyOkeechobee News A third grader was able to spell chaotic and chandelier and won the Okeechobee Schools Spelling Bee championship Friday in a competition with 26 other spellers at Osceola Middle School. Joshua Viray was the champion while J osh May of Yearling Middle School was second and Cameron Rucks Sinick of Everglades Elementary nished in third place. Viray said he enjoys reading books about history, adventures and dinosaurs and really w anted to win this competition, "I feel really, really good. I just did my best for my family. I put in a lot of work and I just really wanted to win. My dream came true." The spelling bee went into the seventh round. Twelve spellers were eliminated in the rst round, and eight more in the second round. Over 100 words were spelled correctly during the competition. Jade Viray, Joshua's mom, worked many hours with her son to get him ready. Included in that was making sure Joshua spelled the letters loudly and concisely so the judges could hear him, "I am so happy and proud of him. He read every day and learned new w ords and he really worked hard for this." Jeremiah Viray, Joshua's father, said he too was proud of his son's accomplishment at such a young age. "I wasn't expecting for him to win but he did it. He learned new w ords every day and I think he deserved this." Words spelled correctly included contiguous, anniversary, emptiness, accidentally, denominator and vivacious. Russ Brown, provost at Indian River State College, was the host of the event. He told the students that they were all winners and have represented themselves, their families and their schools very well. Osceola Middle School principal Sean Downing welcomed the parents and the crowd on hand. He said it was a special honor for these students to compete in the county contest. Tabitha Trent of CenterState Bank presented gift cards to the top three spellers. She also represented the Okeechobee Education Foundation. She advised the kids to relax and focus and to take deep breaths when they spelled their words. Superintendent of Schools Ken Kenworthy said this is a great way to celebrate academic success. He noted this is the longest standing school tradition when it comes to academic achievements. Judges this year include Russ Brown, Phoebe Raulerson and Denise Whitehead. The other contestants included Kayla Adams, Sumer Baker, Kenai Billie, Badden Boctot, Tyeika Byrd, Caysen Campbell, Kameron Davis, Alaq Dowd-Grant, Aubrey Furse, Hunter Hamby, Kiersten Kennedy, Rylee Kesner, Sara Munoz, Tyler Nettles, Nevaeh Pena, Omar Reyez, Cristian Rios, Eric Sandoval, Yasmin Serrato, Asharia Stallworth, Giovanni Trujillo-Garcia, Charlie Van Eman, Mekhia Ward and Chaundrea Wing eld. Coupon clippers and click ers always w elcome. publix.com/coupons RELIABILITY.ITS NOT JUST GETTING THE JOB DONE. ITS GETTING THE JOB DONE RIGHT. For the dependable service and solutions you need „ call Emory Walker Company. SPECIAL FINANCING AVAILABLESEE DEALER FOR DETAILS. RECEIVE UP TO A$1,700REBATE* with the purchase of a qualifying Lennox home comfort system. OR CAC014022 OFFER EXPIRES 6/13/2014. *System rebate offers range from $300 to $1,700. See your local Lennox dealer for details. 2014 Lennox Industries Inc. Lennox dealers include independently owned and operated businesses. One offer available per qualifying purchase.(863) 763-6742208 SW 5th Avenue, Okeechobee, FL 34974 Okeechobees Longest-Established Lennox Dealer Since 1975 Residential Commercial FREE EstimatesRoofing with the name you trust!Licensed and Insured St. Lic. CCC046939Dont make a Mistake! Call Big Lake 863-763-ROOF (7663) & REPAIRSROOFING 3 Okeechobee News June 4, 2014 Third grader wins Okeechobee schools spelling bee Okeechobee News/ Charles Murphy(Left to right) Tabatha Trent, representative of the Okeechobee Education Foundation and CenterState Bank, congratulates spelling bee champion Joshua Viray, Josh May second place, and Cameron Rucks-Sinick, third place. Of ces close temporarilyThe Property Appraiser and Tax Collector of ces located in the Alderman Building, 307 N.W. Fifth St., will be closed Friday, June 6, for maintenance to be preformed on the sidewalk and curbing in front of the building within the city's right of way. Hope for Hannah bene t to be held on June 21The Hope for Hannah summer kick-off bash will be held at the Philippine Heritage Enrichment Complex, 5154 S.W. 16th Ave., on Saturday, June 21 starting at 10 a.m. There will be barbecue competitions, cornhole tournament, archery tournament and so more. All funds go to Hannah who is a 15-year-old girl who has type 1 juvenile diabetes and her pancreas no longer functions. She is in need of a service dog to alert her if her blood sugar is high or low. For information, call: Angela at 863-801-7241; Taylor at 863634-6384; Krystal at 863-447-3282; or, Debi at 863-697-3949.

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Courthouse security Over these past few years I’ve watched and listened closely to the budget meetings b etween the sheriff and the BOCC. And if I’m wrong, I’m wrong ... but I have concluded the sheriff has been unjusti ably fettered b y a few on that board. Pertaining to the rec ent budget dispute I totally support Sheriff May’s choices and decisions.  The sheriff’s budget approved by the c ounty was a total number, not divided up into courthouse, jail and law enforcement. Maybe if the sheriff presented a line item b udget showing exactly how the money is allocated, it would have made a difference. But at this late date, it looks like the sheriff w ill only present a budget for this year’s law enforcement and the jail and courthouse sec urity are the county’s problem.  It didn’t matter what dollar number the s heriff submitted in this year’s 2013/2014 b udget. If it wasn’t the $13.1 million, it was not going to be approved. The BOCC and s taff had a number that they weren’t going over and they didn’t care what the sheriff s ubmitted, unless if was that dollar amount or lower! They just knew he wouldn’t follow t hrough with his “threats” of the previous t wo years. But they backed him into a situation of money versus safety and he nally decided to let them run the departments on a bottom line number. Starting on Oct. 1, 2014, we’ll see if they are as con dent in t heir skills as they claim.  The sheriff probably had a sound nanc ial reason to have the $500,000 designated as he did. Not having to go to the source of t he budget gures and now moving money as you see t was a great concession he obt ained in that transaction.  When the sheriff and the county commissioners ght, the real losers are the taxpayers. It’s our money that pays for the jail law enforcement and courthouse security.Brahman football I went to the Purple and White games. The kids looked well coached and very athletic. Best of wishes for these boys in the upcoming season. It was a nice crowd there as well—way to support our kids, Okeechobee.Stolen vehicle Theft is a crime and there is no excuse for it, but people really should not leave their keys in their vehicles. The cops are busy enough without having to deal with cars and trucks stolen because the owner left it unlocked with the keys in the vehicle. Lock your cars and trucks and take the keys with you. How hard is that?County jail It appears the sheriff’s intentions are still to proceed with his plans of having the county provide court security and management of the jail. Is there a possibility that since the BOCC insisted that the sheriff run the operations on their $13.1 million dollar budget they dictated, maybe he’s thinking that using their reasoning they forced on him, the jail is adequately staffed and funded at this time and he’s reluctant to hire more correctional staff in fear of the BOCC laying these individuals off when they assume control of the jail? Interesting line of thought if it’s true. I guess all we can do is sit back and see how this works its way out before the Sept. 30 deadline.Bicycle safety I see a lot of people out riding bicycles lately, which is good because they are getting exercise and saving fuel. But it can also be dangerous because some of them don’t seem to know or follow the safety rules for riding bicycles on a street. On a street, bicyclists should always ride with the ow of traf c — not against it. They are required to follow all of the same traf c rules that car drivers are, which means they are supposed to stop for stop signs and yield to oncoming traf c at yield signs. They are required to signal before they make a turn. And most important, if they ride at night, they should have proper lights and re ectors. Buddy Poppies are a traditionOn Monday, May 26, Okeechobee, and all of America, celebrated Memorial Day. If you happened by Publix, you saw two gentlemen sitting at a table selling Buddy Poppies. World War II veterans Don South and Bill Douglas are a reminder that to a veteran, sacri ce and service never stop. Don, at 94, is the oldest Veteran at the Buckhead Ridge VFW Post 9528 and one of its founders. In 1942 he enlisted in the Army at age 21 and served in the Mid-Eastern theatre in Iran, North Africa, France and Germany in the Transportation Corps, moving supplies through Iran to our Russian allies. Bill Douglas, now 87, enlisted in the Navy on his 17th birthday in January 1944. He was moved through several points of training as needs kept changing. He moved from Radio Gunner to training in code, then to Medic. He took part in the formation of a new unit which eventually became known as MASH, the Mobile Army Surgical Hospital. Shipped to California’s Camp Pendleton, he next served on Saipan during the invasion of Iwo Jima and eventually served occupational duty in Japan. He is currently the chaplain at the Buckhead Ridge VFW, Post 9528. The poppies they sold were rst distributed in 1922 and soon became the of cial memorial ower of the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States. Today VFW Buddy Poppies are still assembled by disabled and needy veterans in VA Hospitals and their sal e partially supports the VFW National Hom e for orphans and widows of our nation’s veterans. Okeechobee thanks Don and Bill and all the veterans of all our wars who gave o f themselves and continue to represent thei r country in their communities. The minimal assessment (cost of Budd y Poppies) to VFW units provides compensation to the veterans who assemble th e poppies, provides nancial assistance in maintaining state and national veterans’ rehabilitation and service programs The VF W conducted its rst poppy distribution befor e Memorial Day in 1922, becoming the rs t veterans’ organization to organize a nationwide distribution. Raye DeusingerHelp appreciatedThe Santiago Family would like to than k the Glades County Sheriff’s Department and the Emergency Unit for their outstanding support and service, on May 21. Withou t their quick response and professionalism the Santiago family could not have gotten through this dif cult time. Once again Than k You for your service. The Santiago Family June 4, 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 News/Raye Deusinger World War II veterans Don South (left) and Bill Douglas (right) manned the table in front of Publix to collect donations and hand out Buddy Poppies.

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Many newspaper owners have a hidden agendaŽ „ whether it is political, economic or to promote the publishers cronies. Not us. Were owned by a unique non-profit journalistic trust. Our ONLY mission is to provide the information and understanding citizens need to make intelligent decisions about public issues. In doing so, we strive to report the news with honesty, accuracy, fairness, objectivity, fearlessness and compassion. How are we doing? Let us know by emailing feedback@newszap.com or calling your editor.Community Service Through Journalism 5 Okeechobee News June 4, 2014 Retirement System rates, and a 10 percent increase in health insurance. It also re ects a $268,532 increase due to the lling of three openings in the OCSO road patrol division, one warrants clerk position and one slot in the agency's information technology division. "The warrant clerk and information technology were in place in the jail budget, so they were moved from the jail budget to the law enforcement budget," explained OCSO Major Noel Stephen. "We had to have those staff members to provide those services the sheriff is obligated to do." Maj. Stephen said the proposal also contains a 4 percent cost-of-living increase for sheriff's of ce employees. Changes in worker's compensation insurance coverage for the sheriff's of ce w ere also re ected in the new budget. While the sheriff no longer plans to prov ide security for the judicial complex, Maj. Stephen said four courtroom baliffs are part of the new budget. That portion of the budget comes to $247,160. "Those are all gun-toting deputies. When court is not in session, they will be doing other assignments," pointed out the major. "We did give them (the county) a bid of $541,407 for courthouse security, but that was only a bid." He went on to explain security for the complex will be up to the county, or whoever takes it over. Of the FRS and insurance hikes, Maj. Stephen indicated the sheriff has no say-so over those amounts and must pay them. "Those gures are what they are," he said. And while those increases are non-negotiable, there's still the matter of the jail and who's going to be running it. A May 23 letter from county administrator Robbie Chartier to Sheriff May states the jail and its operation will be one of the topics discussed at the June 12 meeting of the Okeechobee County Board of County Commissioners. "They will vote on what they're going to do. The consensus is they are not running the jail," said Mrs. Chartier of the county board. Another piece to that puzzle is prisoner transport is that the sheriff's responsibility or the jail's? "Prisoner transport is law enforcement and not security that's what I'm being told," she added. She also stated in the letter to the sheriff that "... Florida law requires you to timely provide a 2014-15 budget for the jail on June 1, 2014. It is respectfully requested that you do so." But, Sheriff May doesn't see it that way. Since he's not going to be running the jail on Oct. 1, when the new scal year begins, he sees no reason to turn in a proposed budget. The 2013-14 approved budget for the jail was $5.4 million. On May 28, the sheriff gave that same gure to Mrs. Chartier indicating that is what it would take for him to operate the jail in scal year 2014-15. Mrs. Chartier also pointed out that commissioners have directed her to send out request for proposals (RFP) regarding security at the judicial complex. SHERIFFContinued From Page 1 Mr. Bonasera adamantly denies the allegations from the school board. Mr. Wilensky w rote in a letter to the school system that there was no trade of prescription pain pills for nude pictures, no immoral conduct, no incidents between two consenting adults that justify any disciplinary action and no misconduct in of ce or violation of law, school board rules or policies. At the heart of the district's case is a series of e-mails they have obtained between Mr. Bonasera and the female teacher that came to the attention of other teachers at Everglades Elementary on March 1. These messages were on the employees' personal e-mails (not their school board e-mail accounts). Documents in the investigative le indicated that principal Leslie Lundy was shown the e-mails. Mr. Kenworthy noti ed Okeechobee County Sheriff's Of ce Major Noel Stephen, w ho told him he saw nothing criminal in this incident. The female teacher reportedly involved in the incident met with Mrs. Lundy and admitted she had developed an addiction to pain pills and requested drug treatment and counseling. She cooperated with the investigation and later voluntarily resigned her position. She reportedly said she received 20 pills from Mr. Bonasera in her classroom around Feb. 14. She remembered the date because there were heart-shaped doughnuts near the coffee pot in the room. Mr. Bonasera and the teacher had apparently engaged in irting for some time, according to the investigation, and Mr. Bonasera was allowed to give the female teacher a massages on campus. One of his e-mails to the teacher reportedly included the remarks: "My goodness, y ou have such a beautiful body! I had to wait till I got to the of ce before I could open the pic. I'm soooo glad I did! Love you & see you tomorrow!" Florida law states that all e-mail addresses and all e-mail and other communications made or received in connection with the transaction of school board business are public record. The female teacher told school of cials that Mr. Bonasera was aware of her addiction to pain pills and that she had received pills from him on 10 different occasions over the past two years. She said she received the pills at various store parking lots, at her home and once at school. The two teachers were also accused of using their own cell phones during work hours. The teacher said she sent him three sets of nude pictures from her personal cell phone in exchange for pills. "I would say whatever I needed to say to get the pills. I feel guilty but said whatever it took to get the pills," she stated. She said she was 99 percent sure that Mr. Bonasera received the photos at his computer at the teachers' union of ces downtown. In his statement to investigators, Mr. Bonasera said he gave the pills to the teacher because she asked him and she was his friend. He said he gave her four to six pills on six to eight occasions over two years. He compared the pills to extra strength Aleve, an over-the-counter painkiller. Mr. Bonasera denied any of this occurred on school property and that the teacher lied about him giving her pills in the classroom. He admitted he gave the teacher back rubs several times for up to 10 minutes a session during the teacher's planning period but was often interrupted by her husband's phone calls. He said no one would develop an addiction for pain pills from six pills. His attorney argued that the activity occurred outside of school, did not affect his client's ability to teach and it has not affected any students. He noted Mr. Bonasera is a bald man, approximately 50 years old, and was susceptible to irtations, and claimed that the younger female teacher led him on. He stated Mr. Bonasera only gave her the pills to help her out because the pharmacy was closed. "I do not know if she used her wiles on him or he felt sorry for her," Mr. Wilensky added in his letter. He vehemently denied Mr. Bonasera had knowledge of her addiction and hinted she did a good job of hiding her problem from everyone. Mr. Bonasera was suspended without pay on May 14. When contacted on June 2, Maj. Stephen said there was never any request for an investigation into this matter from the school system. "Were there law violations? Possibly. Was it going to be prosecuted? Probably not, as we had no victim. But we were never asked formally to do an investigation and they decided to do the internal probe," he said. He noted he was contacted before any formal interviews were conducted by the school board and any of this information was gathered. TEACHERContinued From Page 1 ‘Medicare 101’ program planned at libraryNeed 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. For information about community events and local counseling sites, contact the Helpline at 866-684-5885 or visit www.FloridaSHINE.org.

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Auxiliary hosting dinnerThe Cypress Hut Eagles Auxiliary, 4701 U.S. 441 S.E., will serve a baked chicken dinner Wednesday, June 4 On Thursday, June 5, tacos will be served. The public is welcome. Proceeds from these dinners go to various charities. For information, call the Cypress Hut Eagles at 863-467-1154.Healthy Start group will meetThe Okeechobee 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.Writers’ group to meetThe Okeechobee Writers' Group will meet Tuesday, June 4 at 2 p.m. in the Okeechobee County Library. Writers will critique up to ve pages of each others work. Writers of ction, non- ction, memoir and poetry are invited. For information, call Jan at 863-357-9980.Fundraiser helps swim teamJersey Mike's Restaurant, 611 W.S. Park St., will host a fundraiser for the Okeechobee High School swim team Wednesday, June 4 from noon until 7 p.m. Customers who mention the swim team will receive $1 off their purchase. The restaurant will also donate 15 percent of the sales to the OHS swim team.Lodge hosting bingo, dinnersOkeechobee Moose Lodge, #1753, 159 N.W. 36th St., invites you to join them for bingo fun in the lodge Friday, June 6 at 6:30 p.m. Monday, June 9, s tacos will be served starting at noon. Wednesday, June 11, wings or chicken ngers will be served from 5 until 7 p.m. On Thursday, June 12, bingo is at 1 p.m. with lunch available for a small fee. Friday, June 13, bingo will start at 6:30 p.m. On Saturday, June 14, enjoy the Moose Rally at the Tiki Hut starting at noon. Proceeds bene t Moose Charities.VFW to host quarter auctionVFW Post #4423, 300 N.W. 34th St., will host a quarter auction on Saturday, June 7, starting at 5 p.m. All proceeds go to local veterans programs here in Okeechobee. Paddles are $2. There will be a 50/50 and special prize giveaway. Bring items for care packages for our troops to be entered in the special giveaway. For information, call Tabitha Hucker at 863-532-2201.Wild Orchid hunt scheduledThe Okeechobee Orchid Club will go on its annual wild orchid hunt Saturday, June 7 They will meet at 8:30 a.m. at the Kissimmee River Recreation Area located 17 miles north of Okeechobee on U.S. 98 N. Look for a sign by the gate on your left. This is one-fourth mile before the river. Bring water, binoculars and a camera. The wal k will be led by Victor Elliott. The group will visit the orchid nurseries of Jim Elliott and o f Victor Elliot afterwards. The regular meeting will be held Monday, June 16, at 7 p.m. at the Extension Center. The public is invited. For information, call Jan at 863-357-9980.Legion offers Sunday bingoAmerican Legion Post 64 will host Sunday night bingo on June 8 at 6:30 p.m. Doors open at 5 p.m. The kitchen will offer a limited menu. Payoffs will be determined by player attendance. The event is open to the public. Free VPK program slatedFaith Academy Preschool free summer VPK is a Christian-based summer program for children who will be attending kindergarten in the fall of 2014. Children must be 5 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.Volleyball camp plannedOsceola Middle School Volleyball Camp will be held June 9-12 from 5:30 until 7:30 p.m. in the OMS gym. The camp is open to those who will be in third through ninth grades in the 2014-15 school year. The fee is $50 per camper. Registration forms are available at OMS. For information, call OMS at 863-462-5070 or coach Lauren Throop at 863-801-4487.T-Doc program starts June 10Changing Tree Wellness Center, LLC, will host a T-Doc (Teen Drop-In Center Summer Program) from June 10 July 18 Tuesda y through Friday, from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. at the Okeechobee Church of God, 301 N.E. Fourth Ave. Children must be ages 12-17 with a mental health disability. The cost is $5 per week which all goes back to the Church of God. For information, call 863-261-8900.B.R.A.T. Club dance plannedThe Okeechobee B.R.A.T. Club will host a Teen Dance Party at the Okeechobee Freshman Campus, 610 S.W. Second Ave, on Saturday, June 21 from 7 until 10 p.m., for students ages 12-16. Come dressed in your best pajamas for it's a pajama party! The cost is $7 and includes pizza, soda and chips. For information, contact Allison Chandler at 863-697-9096. Obituaries should be submitted to t he Okeechobee News by e-mailing o bits@newszap.com. Customers may also r equest photos and links to online guest b ooks. A link to the obituaries is available at w ww.newszap.com.‘Buddy’ Streety Ashford Hair, III, 79OKEECHOBEE "Buddy" Streety Ashford Hair, III died June 1, 2014. He was born December 14, 1934 in Ft. Drum to the late Streety Ashford Hair and Ella Padgett Hair. He worked as a cattleman, construction and fence building. A lifetime resident of Okeechobee, he enjoyed w orking and hog hunting. Mr. Hair was preceded in death by his sister, Virginia Hair. He is survived by his wife, Esther Yvonne Hancock Hair; children, Ronnie and Renee Hair all of Okeechobee, Pam and Jeff Clay of LeHigh A cres, H.W. Buster and Claire Hair of Okeechobee and Donnie and Bobbi Jo Hair of Texarkana, Texas; grandchildren, Crystal Hair Rawls, J ohn Hair, Ashley Parris, Robert Hair, Reed Hair, J arrod Hair, Shayne Clay, Jake Hair, Sarah Clay; great grandchildren, Hayden Layne, Logan Hair, Emmalenna Hair, Keatly Parris, Kyndal Parris, Kade Parris, Hannah Hair, Paisly Rawls, Joleyne Hair, Cayson Clay; siblings, Lois Spence, Ann Moody, Jane McDaniel, Wayne Hair, Theresa Hair, Stanley Hair; a host of nephews, nieces, cousins and good friends. Visitation will be 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., Thursday, J une 5, 2014 at Buxton & Bass Okeechobee Funeral Home. Funeral services will be 10 a.m., Friday, June 6, 2014 at Buxton & Bass Okeechobee Funeral Home. Interment will follow at Ft. Drum Cemetery with Steve Spence and Buddy Hancock of ciating. 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. James W. Young, Founder Seawinds F uneral Group3833 SE 18th Terrace, Okeechobee 863-357-7283okeechobeeseawinds.com Cremation ..............................$495 Cremation & Chapel Service ..$870 Traditional Cremation (includes rental casket) ..........$2,495 Traditional Funeral & Burial $1,995 Graveside Service ................$1,495 PRE-ARRANGEMENT (Financing Available) Cremation $95 down $10 a month for 45 months Creamation with Chapel Service .. $195 down $17 a month for 45 months Traditional Funeral & Burial ....... $500 down, $100 month for 45 months This includes minimum Casket, Vault and Open/Closing of Grave Site These prices do not include cash advance items. Obituaries 6 Okeechobee News June 4, 2014 Community Events Brought to you by:Plumbing & Air ConditioningSince 1975 Lic#CAC1817236

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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. 7 Okeechobee News June 4, 2014 Residents, elected of cials and business leaders from Indian River, St. Lucie, Martin and Okeechobee counties are invited to attend Florida's Research Coast fufth annual State of the Region. The event is Friday, June 20, from 9 until 11 a.m. at the Indian River State College STEM building auditorium in Port St. Lucie. Event check-in and networking begin at 8:30 a.m. Cost to attend is $10. Reservations can be made online through the Martin County Business Development Board website: http://www.bdbmc.org click on "Events." Guest speakers include Griff Salmon, executive vice president and chief operating of cer with Enterprise Florida who will provide an update on Florida's economic activity, and John Rhodes, senior principal with Moran Stahl & Boyer, who will present a summary of the recently completed target industry study. Camron Becraft, senior vice president of Paradigm Precision will relay their company's successful expansion in Martin County. Dr. Ed Massey, president of Indian River State College, will close out the event. The IRSC Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) building is located at 500 N.W. California Boulevard, near the Schrieber Conference Center in Port St. Lucie. Registration deadline is Tuesday, June 17. For questions or information, call Terr y Burroughs, Okeechobee County Chamber of Commerce, 863-467-6246. State of the Region event planned for June 20 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). Daniel Sills, 46, N.W. 102nd St., Okeechobee, was arrested May 30 by Deputy Corporal Michael Hazellief on a felony charge of possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine) and a misdemeanor charge of possession of drug paraphernalia. His bond was set at $5,500. Corey F. McGuigan, 24, S.E. 29th St., Okeechobee, was arrested May 30 by Of cer Jack Boon on a felony charge of criminal use of personal identi cation and a misdemeanor charge of petit theft. His bond was set at $3,000. Da'tron Olajuwon Smith, 20, N.E. 17th A ve., Okeechobee, was arrested May 30 by Deputy Tammy Sera ni on a DOC warrant charging him with the felony of violation of probation tampering with physical evidence and violation of probation possession of marijuana under 20 grams. He is being held without bond. Karl Sharner Stegkamper, 38, S.W. Eighth St., Okeechobee, was arrested May 31 by Deputy Steven Pollock on a misdemeanor charge of driving under the in uence. His bond was set at $500. Robert Lewis Rowland, 50, S.E. 36th Ave., Okeechobee, was arrested May 31 by Deputy Matthew Crawford on a warrant charging him with the felony of violation of probation burglary of a dwelling. He is being held without bond. Darlene Willa Miller, 37, N.E. 80th Ave., was arrested May 31 by Of cer Ryan Holroyd on a misdemeanor charge of giving a false name while detained/arrested. Her bond on that charge was set at $1,000. She was also arrested on Okeechobee County warrants charging her with the felonies of grand theft, uttering a forged instrument (nine counts) and forgery (15 counts). Her bond on those charges was set at $75,000. She was arrested on another Okeechobee County warrant charging her with the misdemeanor of failure to appear for sentencing battery. She is being held without bond on that charge. Abie James Stapleton, 29, S.E. 14th Ave., Okeechobee, was arrested June 1 by Deputy Matthew Grumbling on a misdemeanor charge of driving under the in uence. He was released on his own recognizance. Chad Russell Perdue, 29, West First St., Fort Pierce, was arrested June 1 by Deputy Tammy Sera ni on a Palm Beach County warrant charging him with violation of probation driving under the in uence. He is being held without bond. Steven D. Gillespie, 50, Serenata Court, Port St. Lucie, was arrested June 1 by Deputy Cody Hurst on a misdemeanor charge of driving under the in uence. His bond was set at $500. Luis Romero-Baeza, 48, Okeechobee, was arrested June 1 by Deputy Steven Pollock on misdemeanor charges of driving under the in uence with property damage, no valid driver's license and leaving the scene of an accident. His bond was set at $750. Christopher James Hayden, 31, S.E. Stow Terrace, Port St. Lucie, was arrested June 1 by Of cer Ryan Holroyd on misdemeanor charges of driving under the in uence. refusal to submit to a DUI test and reckless driving. His bond was set at $3,000. Jeffery Michael Mosteller, 50, N.W. Seventh Court, Okeechobee, was arrested June 2 by the Okeechobee Narcotics Task Force on a felony charge of possession of a controlled substance (fentanyl) without a prescription. His bond was set at $5,000. Mark Allen Lee, 29, N.E. 31st Way, Okeechobee, was arrested June 2 by Deputy Corporal Aric Majere on an Okeechobee County warrant charging him with the felonies of failure to appear possession of a controlled substance, failure to appear possession of drug paraphernalia and failure to appear possession of a controlled substance (oxycodone). 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. Editor’s Note: Frank David Berry III was arrested Dec. 11, 2013, on felony charges of possession of marijuana with intent to sell/deliver, possession of marijuana ove r 20 grams, cultivation of marijuana and a misdemeanor charge of possession of drug paraphernalia. According to Assistant State Attorney Don Richardson all of those charges were dropped on May 15, 2014. Okeechobee Arrest Report By Eric KoppOkeechobee News Investigators with the Okeechobee County Sheriff's Of ce (OCSO) are searching for clues in the theft of a coin/currency changer from a car wash on U.S. 441 S.E. OCSO Deputy Yero Todman stated in his initial report the burglary at the Lakeside Car W ash apparently occurred sometime between May 28 and June 2. The changer has a value of $5,000, stated the deputy. According to the report the theft was found when a Real Estate salesperson was showing the property to a potential buyer. The property, continued the deputy, was in tact when the salesperson was on the property Wednesday, May 28. The theft of the changer left a hole in the wall of approximately 42-50 inches in length and 12 to 15 inches in width. If anyone has information about this theft, they are asked to contact the sheriff's of ce at 863-763-3117. Local car wash burglarized Blood drives planned in Okeechobee this monthIt takes only one hour, every two months, to help save lives. Okeechobee is one of the most generous cities in Florida in giving blood. Area blood drives during June include: Friday, June 6 at Publix, from 1 until 6 p.m. Tuesday, June 10 at Okeechobee County Sheriff's Of ce, from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. Friday, June 13 at Seacoast Bank, South, from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. Saturday, June 14 at Walmart, 11 a.m. until 4 p.m.

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Benjamin Arrants and Dezirae Fonseca, Sneider Law $750 scholarship recipients with Glenn J. Sneider Divorce | Custody Family Law DUI | Criminal LawSneiderLaw.com 863-467-6570200 SW 9th Street, Okeechobee, FL 34974 Professional. Principled. Passionate. 8 Okeechobee News 2014 Graduation Keepsake June 4, 2014

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Okeechobee GREAT G R E A T Our hats off to you! Congratulations Tuff Durrance and the Class of 2014! Arcadia 101 East Oak Street Arcadia, Fl 34266 (863)494-6088 (800)500-3547 Okeechobee 907 NW Park Street Okeechobee, Fl 34972 (863)763-2984 (800)226-3570 Dundee 27995 Hwy 27 Dundee, Fl 33838 (863)439-6655 (800)500-3547 Elis Western Wear, Incwww.eliswesternwear.com Congratulations Harlie Paige Elliott Were so very proud of you! Youve always been able to succeed at anything you set out to do. Youre a very beautiful young lady. And we know in our hearts you can accomplish anything! May God Richly Bless You and Keep you Safe. We Love you very very much, Grandma & Papa, and Uncle David 9 Okeechobee News 2014 Graduation Keepsake June 4, 2014 Photo courtesy of the OHS Journalism DepartmentClass delegates: (from left to right) Clyde Durrance IV, Chelsea Wharin, Odon Anselmo, Ana Huerta, and Del no Garcia Class Motto:“Sometimes you will never know the value of a moment until it becomes a memory.” – Dr. Seuss

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Rent to Own up to 6 months same as cash Congratulations OHS Class of 2014! 50% off on 1 st Down Payment3389 US Hwy 441 South Okeechobee, FL Juan Cortez, manager • manager033@buddyrents.com 10 11 Okeechobee News 2014 Graduation Keepsake June 4, 2014 June 4, 2014 M & M Auto Brokers, Inc. If you need a Vehicle to Get There, Go see Mitch He is a sweet heart guy and hell work with you! Congratulations to the Class of 2014Seniors — come tan free on graduation dayFrom the Tropics Tanning Salon 2303 S. Parrott Ave | 863.763.0063

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OPEN TO THE PUBLICFor more information, contact us at:863.763.2529 www.quailcreekplantation.comWe offer sporting clays, hunting, lodging, and space for parties, weddings, and company gatherings.Gift certi“cates available Great family getaway! For over 85 years we have been an integral part of the Okeechobee area. It is your loyalty to our business and our dedication to our customers that has allowed Domers to provide reliable agricultural, residential, commercial and municipal products and services. Agricultural Driveline Assembly and Repairs Assembly of custom Suction and Discharge Hoses Custom Steel Fabrication | Drive Shaft Repairs Fabrication of custom Branding Irons Hydraulic Cylinder Repairs | Hydraulic Hoses Installation of Hitches Irrigation Repair | Job Shop Machine Shop Applications Pump Installation and Service Solar Pumps and Repairs Water Treatment Installation and Service Water Treatment Maintenance Welding Repairs on Aluminum, Stainless Steel, & Steel Well Drilling 4Ž to 24Ž Windmill Installation and RepairsDomer's Inc. has been owned and operated by three generations of the Domer family in Okeechobee, Florida.204 SE 10th Avenue | Okeechobee, FL 34974Industrial Parts in Stock!Have a question? We’re happy to help... We are located one block behind the post oce on 70 E.863-763-3417 email: info@DomersInc.comwww.DomersInc.comOkeechobee Florida's Oldest Locally Owned Business.Our services include our retail store, machine shop and outside services. 12 Okeechobee News 2014 Graduation Keepsake June 4, 2014 Class Song:“See You When I See You” – Jason AldeanClass Flower:White Lily Photo courtesy of the OHS Journalism DepartmentMr. and Miss OHS, Cody Walker and Kaylen Fulford

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13 Okeechobee News June 4, 2014 Class of 2014 Top Sixteen Students Congratulations on your academic achievement! Valedictorian: Irfan Chaudhary Ninth: Rhiannon Robshaw Valedictorian: Brandon McKee Tenth: Kayla Orr Valedictorian: Jake Menendez Eleventh: Brandon Ball Valedictorian: Zane Moreland Twelfth: Bethany Stuart Seventh: Rachel Roehm Fourteenth: Mckenzie Richey Sixth: Ana Huerta Fourteenth: Carissa Licata Eighth: Ryan Reister Sixteenth: Jorge Gallegos Fifth: Colton Rusinko Thirteenth: Clyde Durrance IV

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Congratulations, Class 2014!Big O Drive Thru 203 SW 2nd 863.467.0946 Congratulations From Grandpa Sonny And all the Elliott FamilyELLIOTT’S PAWN SHOPNature’s Pantry Harlie Elliott Los CocosMexican Restaurant107 NW 6th 863.467.0922 14 Okeechobee News 2014 Graduation Keepsake June 4, 2014 Photo courtesy of the OHS Journalism DepartmentHomecoming King and Queen: Eidrit Renteria and Del no Garcia Photos courtesy of the OHS Journalism DepartmentProm King and Queen: Kutter Crawford and Danyelle Shef eld

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Important Information: Please read your ad carefully the first day it appears. In case of an inadvertent error, please notify us prior to the deadline listed. We will not be responsible for more than 1 incorrect insertion, or for more than the extent of the ad rendered valueless by such errors. Advertiser assumes responsibility for all statements, names and content of an ad, and assumes responsibility for any claims against the INI USA. All advertising is subject to publisher’s approval. The publisher reserves the right to accept or reject any or all copy, and to insert above the copy the word “advertisement”. All ads accepted are subject to credit approval. All ads must conform to INI USA style and are restricted to their proper classifications. Some classified categories require advance payment. These classifications are denoted with an asterisk *. Garage/ Yard SalesWe Buy Estates Antiques, Collectibles, Household, Tools, Jewelry and etc. Call 863-697-8906 ServicesFOR SALE CLEAN FILL DIRT $100/PER LOAD. CONTACT ROTOR VEHICAL. PHONE 863-623-8249 MOBILE 863-801-8921 Special NoticeFOR SALE NEW LEATHER RECLINER PD. $365.00 WILL SELL FOR $275.00 NEW ROLLER/WALKING CHAIR PD. $150.00 WILL SELL FOR $100.00 O.B.O. CALL BILL 763-3728 Shop here first! The classified ads 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!CLASS A -CDL DRIVER must have DOT medical, drug free & clean driving history. 2.5 yrs. tanker endorsement. Call 863.467-9800. M-F 9:00 to 4:00. DRIVERS: $5,000 Sign-On Bonus! Great Pay! Consistent Freight, Great Miles on this Regional Account. Werner Enterprises: 1-855-517-2488 Employment Part Time Grand Oaks Assisted Living Community PT Cook Needed. Level II Background check, physical and drug testing required. Apply in Person M-F 203 SE 2nd Street 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 Part TimePart time Sales Person to man Home Depot A/C & Heating booth, sales and trade show a plus, will train. Call 863-385-2665 or email info@advancedairsebring.com Retired Couple or Individual NeededPart-time at local rv resort for of ce and maintenance work. Please apply in person between 9am and 12 pm. Water’s Edge Motorcoach & RV Resort, 12766 US Highway 441 SE, Okeechobee, FL, 863-357-5757 Reading a newspaper helps you understand the world around you. No wonder newspaper readers are more successful people! Business Opportunities NOTICEIndependent Newspapers will never accept any advertisement that is illegal or considered fraudulent. In all cases of questionable value, such as promises of guaranteed income from work-athome programs if it sounds too good to be true, chances are that it is. If you have questions or doubts about any ad on these pages, we advise that before responding or sending money ahead of time, you check with the Better Business Bureau at 772-878-2010 for previous complaints. Some 800 and 900 telephone numbers may require an extra charge, as well as long distance toll costs. We will do our best to alert our reader of these charges in the ads, but occasionally we may not be aware of the charges. Therefore, if you call a number out of your area, use caution. Horses HORSESHOEING Trim your horse for 35.00 but if you have 10 horses or more, the price is 30.00. call me my # (954)319-1064. Mauro Need a few more bucks to purchase something deer? Pick up some extra bucks when you sell your used items in the classifeids. Apartments Beautiful Samantha’s Garden Apartments 2BR/2BA, in town, W&D, $800 mo. + sec. dep. Call (863)467-9250 or (863)634-5780. EFFICIENCY 1BR furnished, for 1 person, Includes Utilities & Direct TV w/all movie channels $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 2br. 1 1/2ba. Town House Apartment In Town, Very clean, W/D $700 mo, and sec. 863-634-3257 Condos/Townhouses RentLarge 2br./1ba. condo, pool, boat dock, Washer/Dryer, water included. $700 mo. + $500 sec. dep. No pets. 863-634-0663. Water Front Ground Flr. 1br/1ba., on water w/pool, fully furnished, includes Utilities. $775 mo. + Sec. 863-634-0663. 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 Houses RentOKEECHOBEE CITY: 2/1 Home, 1 car carport, c/air & appliances included. 310 NE 4th Ave. $700 mo. 1st, last & $500 sec. dep. required. (863)467-5965 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 Premier of ce space for rent In Okeechobee High traf c area one block North of Hwy 441 & 70 intersection 2,300 sq ft 7 of ces, reception area, Kitchen, storage areas, 6x8 DoubleFaced Neon Sign on Hwy 441 (N. Parrott Ave) Call 863-610-2390 or 863-610-1290 For More Information. Rental NeededRENTAL NEEDED STARTING JULY (FLEXIBLE). 3 OR 4 BEDROOM CBS OR FRAME HOME. LONG TERM LEASE, HAVE A DOG. CALL 561-254-5998 OR 863-801-5769 How do you find a job in todays competitive market? In the employment section of the classifieds Mobile Home RentBUCKHEAD RIDGE 2bd./2ba Dble Wide. $500 mo. plus sec. No pets. Call 863-763-4031 Mobile HomeSaleFOR SALE OR LONG TERM LEASE, 2BD/2BA ON BEAUTIFUL RENTAL LOT. DOCK WITH DIRECT ACCESS TO THE LAKE. 217-521-9718 OLDER 3BD/1.5BA TRAILER IN 55 PLUS PARK, ON TAYLOR CREEK NEXT TO BOAT RAMP, COVERED CARPORT, NICE OUTBUILDING, MOTIVATED SELLER $6,200.00 O.B.O. 863-623-4303 OR 731-535-1810 One mans trash is another mans treasure. Turn your trash to treasure with an ad in the classifieds. When doing those chores is doing you in, its time to look for a helper in the classifieds. Campers/RVsWanted all Travel Trailers, Motor Homes and Fifth Wheels. Any Condition, Cash paid on the spot Call 941-347-7171 Autos WantedCASH FOR CARS No Title Needed, Any Condition. 268junk.com Located in Okeechobee Call (863)268-5865 Love the earth Recycle your used items by selling them in the classifieds. Looking for a place to hang your hat? Look no further than the classifieds. Grab a bargain from your neighbors garage, attic, basement or closet in todays classifieds. Buying a car? Look in the classifieds. Selling a car? Look in the classifieds. How fast can your car go? It can go even faster when you sell it in the classifieds. Your new home could be in todays paper. Have you looked for it? Your next job could be in todays classifieds. Did you look for it? Join all the people who say, I sold it in the classifieds.Ž 15 Okeechobee News June 4, 2014

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Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 19TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 2012 CA 56 TD BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, Plaintiff, vs. KEITH A. GOODBREAD, et al., Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to the Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated October 16, 2013 (the “Judgment”), and Order Granting Plaintiffs Motion to Postpone Foreclosure Sale dated March 25, 2014, entered in Civil Case No. 2012-CA-56 of the Circuit Court of the Nineteenth Judicial Circuit in and for Okeechobee County, Florida, in which TD BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, is Plaintiff and KEITH A. GOODBREAD and UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF KEITH A. GOODBREAD n/k/a BRANDI GOODBREAD are Defendants. The Clerk of Court will sell the Property as de ned in the Judgment and as set forth below at a public sale on July 2, 2014, at 11:00 a.m. to the “highest bidder,” for cash in the Jury Assembly Room at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 2nd Floor, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 34972, in accordance with Section 45.031, Florida Statutes. The “highest bidder” for purposes of this Notice of Sale, is de ned as the party who bids the largest amount of money to purchase the Property (as de ned below) and who completes the sale in a timely fashion, as hereinafter set out. The one who bids the largest amount of money to purchase the Property (as de ned below) shall be permitted to complete the sale by delivering to the Clerk, the balance of such bid, over and above the deposit, by 3:00 p.m. on the day of the sale. The following property located in Okeechobee, Florida, is the subject of this Notice of Sale: Lot 12, Crooked Creek Plantation Unit 1, according to the plat thereof, as recorded in Plat Book 5, Pages 77 and 78, Public Records of Okeechobee County, Florida together with all existing or subsequently erected or af xed buildings, improvements, and xtures (the “Property”). Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens, must le a claim within 60 days after the sale. DATED on April 2, 2014. SHARON ROBERTSON Clerk of Circuit Court BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk 464903 ON 6/4,11/2014 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION CASE NO. 2013-CA-000006 ALS V-CCG, LLC, Plaintiff; VS. THE UNKNOWN HEIRS, BENEFICIARIES, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES,LIENORS, CREDITORS, TRUSTEES AND ALL OTHERS WHO MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST IN THE ESTATE OF EVELYN L. PERDUE, DECEASED., et.al. Defendant(s). NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated April 8, 2014 and entered in case number 2013-CA-000006 of the Circuit Court of the Nineteenth Judicial Circuit in and for Okeechobee County, Florida, wherein ALS V-CCG, LLC, is the Plaintiff and THE UNKNOWN HEIRS, BENEFICIARIES, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES,LIENORS, CREDITORS, TRUSTEES AND ALL OTHERS WHO MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST IN THE ESTATE OF EVELYN L. PERDUE, DECEASED; JEANETTE PERDUE; OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA; UNKNOWN TENANT # 1 N/K/A CAROLYN HERNANDEZ; UNKNOWN TENANT # 2 N/K/A ALICIA HORNACK are the Defendant(s). Sharon Robertson as the Clerk of the Circuit Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash, in the Jury Assembly Room, 2nd Fl., Okeechobee County Judicial Center 312 NW 3rd St., Okeechobee, FL 34972, at 11:00 AM on July 2 ,2014, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: THE EAST 1/2 OF LOT 18 AND ALL OF LOTS 19 AND 20, OF BLOCK 17, NORTHWEST ADDITION TO OKEECHOBEE, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 1, PAGE 25, 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 lb pendens must le a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated this 10th day of April, 2014. Sharon Robertson As Clerk of the Court BY: Sandra L. Creech As Deputy Clerk IMPORTANTIf you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Corrie Johnson, ADA Coordinator, 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. 465010 ON 6/4,11/2014 Public Notice Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION CASE NO. 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/K/A 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 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 2010 CA 560 JUDGE: GARY L. SWEET TD BANK, NA., as Successor in Interest to RIVERSIDE NATIONAL BANK OF FLORIDA by and through FDIC as Receiver Plaintiff, VS. WATERDANCE FARM, LLC; CHARLES STARK and N.F. ANTHONY SEIBERT; UNKNOWN TENANTS IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY; AMBER ACRES PROPERTY OWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC.; and BRIDGEWATER CROSSING, LLC Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE The Clerk of the Circuit Court hereby gives notice of the following foreclosure sale in the above referenced matter: A. The Property to be sold is: LOTS 5 AND 6 OF AMBER ACRES, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 7, PAGE 90, PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, Commonly Known as 551 and 625 NE 39th Blvd., Okeechobee, Florida 34972 having Real Property Tax Identi cation Numbers 1033735001000000050 and 1033735001000000060. B. The Clerk’s Sale will take place on JULY 2, 2014 at 11:00 AM, in the Jury Assembly Room, 2nd Floor, Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 34972. C. The sale will be made pursuant to the Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated April 28, 2014; D. TD BANK, N.A., as Successor in Interest to Riverside National Bank of Florida by and through FDIC as Receiver v. WATERDANCE FARM, LLC; CHARLES STARK and N.F. ANTHONY SEIBERT; UNKNOWN TENANTS IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY; AMBER ACRES PROPERTY OWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC.; and BRIDGEWATER CROSSING, LLC; CASE NO.: 2010 CA 560 E. This sale is being made by Sharon Robertson, Clerk of the Circuit Court, Okeechobee County of the Circuit Court, Nineteenth Judicial Circuit, by and through a deputy Clerk of Court. F. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must le a claim within days after the sale. Dated: May 5, 2014 SHARON ROBERTSON CLERK OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY COURT BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk Pursuant to §45.031(2), F.S., this notice must be published once a week for two consecutive weeks in a newspaper of general circulation in the county where the sale is to be held with the second publication being at least ve days prior to the sale date.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 Carrie 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. 465324 ON 6/4,11/2014 Public Notice Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 47-2012-CA-000307 WELLS FARGO BANK, NA, Plaintiff, VS. JAMES F. RAYMOND, JR. et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Mortgage Foreclosure dated March 3, 2014 and entered in Case No. 47-2012CA-000307 of the Circuit Court of the NINETEENTH Judicial Circuit in and for OKEECHOBEE County, Florida wherein WELLS FARGO BANK, NA is the Plaintiff and JAMES F. RAYMOND, JR.; CARRIE GUENTHER; THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF JAMES F. RAYMOND, JR.; THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF CARRIE GUENTHER; TENANT #1, TENANT #2, TENANT #3, and TENANT #4 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 2nd day of July, 2014, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: LOT 6 OTTER CREEK ESTATES UNIT ONE ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 6, PAGE 29,OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. TOGETHER WITH A CERTAIN 2005 FLEETWOOD MOBILE HOME LOCATED THEREON AS A FIXTURE AND APPURTENANCE THERETO VIN# GAFL475A76420AV21 AND GAFL475B76420AV21. A/K/A 17531 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 March 4, 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 F11033961 WELLSLPS-SPECFNMA--Team 6 F11033961**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. 463955 ON 6/4,11/2014 Public Notice Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.: 2012-CA-221 TD BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, Plaintiff, VS. ASQUITH DENZIL BODDEN, II a/k/a ASQUITH D. BODDEN, II; SHERRI LEANN BODDEN a/k/a SHERRI L. BODDEN; and JOHN DOE and JANE DOE, unknown parties in possession, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to the Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated February 21, 2014 (the “Judgment”), entered in Civil Case No. 2012-CA-221 of the Circuit Court of the Nineteenth Judicial Circuit in and for Okeechobee County, Florida, in which TD BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, is Plaintiff, and ASQUITH DENZIL BODDEN, II a/k/a ASQUITH D. BODDEN, II, SHERRI LEANN BODDEN a/k/a SHERRI L. BODDEN, and PATRICIA CRABTREE f/k/a JANE DOE are Defendants. The Clerk of Court will sell the Property as de ned in the Judgment and as set forth at a public sale on July 2, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. to the “highest bidder,” for cash in the Jury Assembly Room at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 2nd Floor, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 34972, in accordance with Section 45.031, Florida Statutes. The “highest bidder” for purposes of this Notice of Sale, is de ned as the party who bids the largest amount of money to purchase the Property (as de ned below) and who completes the sale in a timely fashion, as hereinafter set out. The one who bids the largest amount of money to purchase the Property (as de ned below) shall be permitted to complete the sale by delivering to the Clerk, the balance of such bid, over and above the deposit, by 3:00 p.m. on the day of the sale. The following property located in Okeechobee, Florida, is the subject of this Notice of Sale: Portions of Lots 1 through 5, inclusive, of Block 1, Plat of Consolidated Farm Lands, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 1, Page 5 of the Public Records of Okeechobee County, Florida, and being described as follows: Commencing at the intersection of the West line of Section 31, Township 37 South, Range 36 East, Okeechobee County, Florida, and the Northerly right-of-way line of State Road 15; thence bear South 5130’19” East along said Northerly right-of-way line a distance of 175.00 feet; thence bear North 2245’55” East a distance of 162.90 feet to a point, said point being 200.00 feet East of the aforesaid West line of Section 31, as measured at right angles; thence bear North 0000’53” parallel with the West line of said Section 31 a distance of 2215.30 feet; thence bear South 5536’50” East a distance of 300.20 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING; thence bear North 3119’03” East a distance of 731.06 feet; thence bear South 5130’19” East a distance of 1200.44 feet to the Westerly right-of-way line of Canal No. 1, as shown on the Plat of said Consolidated Farm Lands; thence bear South 3119’03” West along said Westerly right-of-way line a distance of 2328.05 feet; thence bear North 5130’19” West a distance of 337.61 feet to the East line of that certain parcel of land described in Of cial Record Book 100, Page 579, Public Records of Okeechobee County, Florida; thence bear North 2511’40” East along said East line a distance of 1524.90 feet; thence bear North 4328’05” West along the North line of the aforesaid parcel a distance of 718.60 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING. LESS AND EXCEPT said lands described in Of cial Records Book 412, Page 1740, of the Public Records of Okeechobee County, Florida, together with all existing or subsequently erected or af xed buildings, improvements, and xtures (the “Property”). Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens, must le a claim within 60 days after the sale. DATED on February 25, 2014. SHARON ROBERTSON Clerk of Circuit Court BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk 463089 ON 6/4,11/2014 Public Notice 16 Okeechobee News June 4, 2014 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO: 2012-CA-000328 JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION Plaintiff, VS. CINDY L. CHIPMAN; DAVID G. CHIPMAN; CLERK OF THE COURT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, A POLITICAL SUBDIVISION OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA; THE VANTAGE DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION, and any unknown heirs, devisees, grantees, creditors, and other unknown persons or unknown spouses claiming by, through and under any of the above-named Defendants, and states Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE is hereby given that the undersigned Clerk of the Circuit Court of Okeechobee County, Florida, will on the 2nd day of July, 2014, at 11:00 am in the Jury Assembly Room 2nd Floor Okeechobee 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 of ESTHER ELIZABETH SIMMONS, a/k/a ELIZABETH E. SIMMONS., deceased, whose date of death was MARCH 25, IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 2012-CA-449 T D BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, Plaintiff, V S. BRENT D. BRAASCH; EDNA CORNELIUS, as Personal Representative of the Estate of Carl Lohrey; and JOHN DOE and JANE DOE, unknown parties in possession, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to the Final Judgement of Foreclosure dated September 19, 2013 (the “Judgement”), and Order Granting Plaintiff’s Motion to Postpone Foreclosure Sale dated March 25, 2014, entered in Civil Case No. 2012 CA 449 of the Circuit Court of the Nineteenth Judicial Circuit in and for Okeechobee County, Florida, in which TD BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, is Plaintiff, and BRENT D. BRAASCH, EDNA CORNELIUS, as Personal Representative of the Estate of Carl Lohrey, and JANE DOE n/k/a MAUREEN MCKINNEY are Defendants. The Clerk of Court will sell the Property as de ned in the Judgment and as set forth below at a public sale on July 2, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. to the “highest bidder,” for cash in the Jury Assembly Room at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 2nd Floor, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 34972, in accordance with Section 45.031, Florida Statutes. The “highest bidder” for purposes of this Notice of Sale, is de ned as the party who bids the largest amount of money to purchase the Property (as de ned below) and who completes the sale in a timely fashion, as hereinafter set out. The one who bids the largest amount of money to purchase the Property (as de ned below) shall be permitted to complete the sale by delivering to the Clerk, the balance of such bid, over and above the deposit, by 3:00 p.m. on the day of the sale. The following property located in Okeechobee, Florida, is the subject of this Notice of Sale: Lot 251, TAYLOR CREEK ISLES SECTION ONE, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 59, Public Records of Okeechobee County, Florida Together with a 2005 Fleetwood Mobile Home Model 3482L title to which is being retired in the public records of Okeechobee County Florida together with all existing or subsequently erected or af xed buildings, improvements, and xtures (the “Property”). Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens, must le a claim within 60 days after the sale. DATED on April 2, 2014. SHARON ROBERTSON Clerk of Circuit Court BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk 465095 ON 6/4,11/2014 Grab a bargain from your neighbors garage, attic, basement or closet in todays classifieds.County Judicial Center, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 34972, offer for sale and sell at public outcry to the highest and best bidder for cash, the following-described property situate in Okeechobee County, Florida: Lot 58, TREASURE ISLAND UNIT NO. 11 ADDITION, according to the Plat thereof, recorded in Plat Book 5, Page 53, Public Records of Okeechobee County, Florida. TOGETHER WITH A 1981 SINGLE WIDE MOBILE HOME SERIAL NUMBER: 10L13005, TITLE NUMBER 19066374. pursuant to the Final Judgment entered in a case pending in said Court, the style of which is indicated above. Any person or entity claiming an interest in the surplus, if any, resulting from the foreclosure sale, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens, must le a claim on same with the Clerk of Court within 60 days after the foreclosure sale. WITNESS my hand and of cial seal of said Court this 4th day of March, 2014.AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT. If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Corrie Johnson, ADA Coordinator, 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711.SHARON ROBERTSON CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk 463954 ON 6/4,11/2014 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 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 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 Answers on page 17

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17 Okeechobee News June 4, 2014 BUSINESS&SERVICEDIRECTORY AIR CONDITIONING ATTORNEYS WANTED TO BUY ADVERTISE HERE FURNITURE LOCAL DONATIONS HEALTH FOODS 863-763-6742 7/24 SERVICE FOR OUR CUSTOMERS208 SW 5thAve. € OkeechobeeEMORY WALKER EMORY WALKER CO. INC. CO. INC.Air Conditioning & RefrigerationCAC042747 CAC014022 CAC057129Serving the Lake Area for 40 Years! 763-8391CACO 23499€24/7 Emergency Service€Senior Citizen Discount€ FREE Estimates on System Replacements. We Sell The Best And Service The Rest!Ž HOSKINS, TURCO, LLOYD & LLOYD HoskinsTurco.com 212 S. Parrott Ave Okeechobee357-5800 Local donations helping Local peopleA ministry with a heart for the hurtingFREE PICKUPOkeechobee Campus 7595 NE 128th Ave, Okeechobee, FL863-763-4224www.faithfarm.orgAccepting donations of household goods. Elliotts Pawn Shop419 W.S. Park St. € 863.763-5553W e B u y S c r a p G o l d S i l v e r a n d C o i n s Rebecca Boldt Hamilton, P.A.REBECCA H. BOLDT, Esq. RICHARD W. SEYMOUR, Esq. 863-467-1894 An Aordable Way to Advertise! email: okeeadsales@newszap.com ACROSS 1 Cabbage side 5 Airplane maneuver 10 Cookbook amts. 14 Go it alone 15 Wild West movie 16 Peter Fondas beekeeper 17 Nursery school adhesive 18 Generic product 20 Southern Florida trailŽ thats a portmanteau of the two cities it connects 22 Generating, as interest on an account 23 Move covertly 25 Berts buddy 26 Xbox One, for one 30 Indiana hoopster 31 Aegean island 32 Computer input 36 Hold the title to 37 Referees call 41 Young fellow 42 Barely makes, with outŽ 44 Toyota __4: SUV model 45 Desert stopover 47 Image on many tie-dyed shirts 51 Woodland deity 54 Singer Lisa et al. 55 Readying a field, say 58 Fortified position 62 Anglers I dont have to throw this one back,Ž and hint to the first word of 18-, 26-, 37and 47Across 64 Rooney of 60 MinutesŽ 65 Sly look 66 Packed like sardines 67 Subject of adoration 68 Family chart 69 Group in pews 70 Old-timey notŽ DOWN 1 NCO rank 2 Kinks girl who walks like a woman and talks like a manŽ 3 University grad 4 Cry of distress 5 Like some rays and dust 6 Spanglish speaker, often 7 Who am __ argue?Ž 8 Little more than 9 La __ Tar Pits 10 Show embarrassment 11 Done in, as a dragon 12 Old Finnish cent 13 Marsh plant 19 Belgian composer Jacques 21 Make aware 24 Evel on a bike 26 Stare unsubtly 27 Pimply condition 28 U.S./Canadas __ Canals 29 Sch. whose mascot is Brutus Buckeye 30 The RavenŽ poet 33 Furthermore 34 Wagger on the dog 35 Promos 38 401(k) kin, briefly 39 Apple product 40 Burial places 43 Surreptitious data-collecting computer program 46 Choose not to vote 48 Estrada of CHiPsŽ 49 Amen!Ž 50 Every September, say 51 Like milk on the floor 52 Modify 53 Were off __ the wizard ...Ž 56 Playwright Simon 57 Rowlands of GloriaŽ 59 Ancient Andean 60 Fragrance 61 Part of a Broadway address 63 Hawaiian dish By Jack McInturff ()2014TibCALLC 04/29/14 04/29/14 ANSWER TO PREVIOUS PUZZLE: Edited by Rich Norris and Joyce Nichols Lewis xwordeditor@aol.com Crossword Puzzle Reading a newspaper helps you get more out of life.No wonder newspaper readers have more fun! Special to the Okeechobee News Circle your calendar for Saturday, June 14. The Rotary Club of Okeechobee and the Philippine American Cultural Foundation of Florida, Inc. are having an authentic island luau. The event starts at 6 p.m. with an open bar, music by Okeechobee’s Chobee Steelers and native island ame throwers/dancers. In keeping with the exotic air, they will also have a Chinese auction and a 50/50 raf e to bene t the Okeechobee High School Band uniform fund. Tiki torches will add that extra air, transforming you to far away places. The menu consists of roasted pig (cooked on a spit, island style), chicken kabobs, sh skewers, island-style veggies and caloriefree desserts! Pop-up tents will house the different food groups for you to sample and enjoy; the gazebo will have non alcoholic, Hawaiian style, punch. At 7 p.m., Salsa South Seas Productions from Orlando take the stage. Their performances include original island ame throwers, hula dancers and island music. In conjunction with their performance, there will be a hula hoop contest and a limbo bar! (How low can you go?) The Philippine American Cultural Center, on Southwest 16th Street behind Okeechobee Fishing Headquarters on S.R. 78, is the location for this outdoor event. While we furnish tables and folding chairs, you are free to bring your lawn chairs. And, if you choose, valet service to park your vehicle (aka members of the OHS band) will be available. There are sponsorships for the event: The Frangipani (presenting sponsor) is $1,200; the Hibiscus (table sponsor) is $650; the Flame Thrower (Entertainment) is $500 (3 available); and the Tiki Torch sponsor is $300. For more information as to the number of included tickets, as well as the advertising bene ts to each level, contact Donn a Gaiser (phone number below). The price of admission is $40 per person for a trip to the islands, via Okeechobee, open bar, island cuisine and action-packed, unique entertainment. Proceeds from the event go to OHS band uniforms, the Philippine American Cultural Foundation and Rotary charities. Tickets are for sale at CenterState Bank, from Rotarians or call Donn a Gaiser at 863-610-9416. Rotary Club to host island luau

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ORTHOPAEDICS By Dr. Ramesh Kumar Big Lake Cancer CenterHow many cancer patients would jump up and consider a treatment option that is proven to be highly effective, does not need surgery, painless, completed in 5 days or less, without signi“ cant side effects, w hile continuing to maintain their full level of activity and function? Radio surgery is a technique that utilizes specialized machines that allow large amounts of radiation to be delivered with sub millimeter accuracy What is Cyberknife Radiation Therapy? Submitted Photo/ Big Lake Cancer Center Cyberknife: Cutting edge technology at w ork for our patients in Okeechobee.procedures on the brain by getting treated with Cyberknife. Patients with cancers of the brain, spine, lung and prostate are but a few of the cancers that can be helped with one to “ ve sessions of Radio Surgery. An article that was published in the Journal of the American Medical Association in 2010 showed that patients with patients with lung cancer who received Radiosurgery had a survival rate of 55.8% at 3 years versus 20 to 35% for those patients treated with traditional radiation over several weeks. As one of our patients commented, if it is good for patients at Stanford University, it is good for patients from the Okeechobee area! If you or someone you know has any form of cancer, please call us so we can explore the possibility of treating it with this cutting edge technology. This 4.5 million dollar machine is available at the of“ ces of Dr. Kumar in Saint Lucie County. Courtesy transportation is available to get to this of“ ce for those patients in need. Please call 863467-9500 for more information. FAMILY MEDICINE Hablamos Espaol Same Day Appointments Aliated with Raulerson Hospital RaulersonPrimaryCare.com 202 NE 2nd Avenue € Suites 3 & 4 Okeechobee, FL 34972 We Treat Kids Too!Monday … Thursday 8:00 a.m. … 5:00 p.m. Friday 8:00 a.m. … 4:00 p.m.(863) 467-2159 Dr. Zynab HassanBoard Certi“ed by the American Board of Family PhysiciansFamily Physician € Pediatrics Physicals € Family Care & Medicine Womens Health € Well-child visits Welcome to Medicare visits CANCER?15 Minute chat with Dr. Kumar, at no charge, to discuss Advanced Treatment options personalized just for you.Limited Appointments. CALL NOW 863-467-9500Big Lake Cancer Center1115 North Parrott Avenue, Okeechobee Exceeding patients expectations~ every day!Ž RADIATION ONCOLOGISTS Benjamin Epstein, D.O.Dr. Epstein is an experienced orthopaedic surgeon, who has been in practice for 20 years. Dr. Epstein For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 863-357-0540. Most insurances and Medicare are accepted. We Treat Kids Too!Great Orthopaedic CareRight Here in OkeechobeeOrthopaedic Specialists at Raulerson offers a full range of orthopaedic services including: € Total Hip and Knee Replacements € Arthroscopic Surgery & Sports Medicine € Pediatric Orthopedics € Work Related injuries thereby killing the cancers without damaging surrounding normal tissues. It is as simple as going out to get a chest x-ray! Cyberknife Robotic Radio surgery system, created at Stanford University over 10 years ago is unique and better than other systems in the fact that it is the only Radio surgery system that can achieve what is called real-time tracking and killing of tumor.Ž What kind of patients can be helped by Cyberknife? There are several situations too numerous to mention here where Cyberknife would be extremely useful and safe. The following are just a few of them: Patients with Trigeminal Neuralgia, pituitary tumors and tumors of the acoustic nerve called Acoustic Neuroma can avoid major surgical GYNECOLOGY Caring Evaluation and Treatment of Women’s Health Issues J E. B• Laparoscopy Hysterectomy • Urogynecology • Pelvic Prolapse • Infertility • Minimally Invasive Surgery • Hysteroscopy • Menstrual Abnormalities • Endometriosis • Urinary Incontinence • Loss of Libido • Sterilization • Menopausal Disorders 1713 Hwy 441 N. Suite F, Okeechobee, FL • 863-763-8000 18 Okeechobee News June 4, 2014

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Northside Baptist Church 51 N.W. 98th St., will hold Vacation Bible School, June 9-13, from 5:30-7 p.m., for children preschool through grade 6. Great activities and delicious snacks are planned for each evening. Let your children learn about Jesus and his teachings in a fun, engaging environment. Call 863-4470774 if you have any questions. A family movie will be shown free to the public at Peace Lutheran Church on Friday, J une 6. Bring a chair and a blanket and enjoy a popular family movie outside on the lawn. Free drinks and popcorn will be served. The movie will start at 8 p.m. Peace Lutheran Church will honor students who graduate from high school on Sunday, June 8, during the services at 8:30 and at 10:30 a.m. Everyone is welcome. Haven of Rest Church 912 N.W. Second St. would like to invite you to a weekly Bible study and or youth service every Thursday at 7 p.m. For information, call Pastor Tom Velie at 863-357-3053. Peace Lutheran Church Vacation Bible School is scheduled for July 7-ll at Peace Lutheran Church,750 N.W. 23rd Lane, Okeechobee. It is for ages 3 through fth graders. For information, call 863-763-5042. Oakview Baptist Church will hold Vacation Bible School for ages 3 years through adults Monday, June 16 through Friday, June 20, from 6 to 9 p.m. Register online at www. oakviewbaptist.com under "Forms" or come to the church of ce, 677 S.W. 32nd Street, to pick up a registration form. For information, call 863-763-1699 or e-mail cbartlett@oakbc. org. Okeechobee Missionary Baptist Church 4212 Hwy. 441 North, will 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 information call 863-3576500. Okeechobee Christian Church, 3055 S.E. 18th Terrace (Charles Harvey Highway), w ill host Vacation Bible School from June 9 to J une 13, from 6 to 8:30 p.m. each day. This y ear's VBS is called "Weird Animals," where J esus' 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 information, call 863-763-1699. The Gathering Church 1735 S.W. 24th A ve., invites you to attend "Living Free" a Christian recovery group for women on Tuesday nights at 7 p.m. For 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. The support group will meet every Monday at 6 p.m. and Tuesday at 2 p.m. at 1735 S.W. 24th Ave. For 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. For information, call 863-532-2482. Gathering in Grace and Prayer meets every Wednesday at 7:45 a.m. in the park at the pavilion. All are welcome. 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 of 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 information, call 863-763-0669. Northside Baptist Church invites all to join the church for old-fashioned preaching based on the Bible, God-focused prayer, hymns we grew up on, Southern-Gospel favorites, with piano and bass duets on Sundays at 10:45 a.m. and 6 p.m., with Sunday School at 9:45 a.m. and Prayer Meeting on Wednesdays at 6 p.m. Northside Baptist is located about 6 miles north on 441 at 51 NW 98th St. REHAB THERAPY/ NURSING HOME We Love to We Love to Care! Care! 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Board Certified Optometrists Silviano Matamoros, M.D. Board Certified Eye Physician & Surgeon UROLOGY DAVID A. SIGALOW, M.D.Board Certi“ ed In UrologySpecializing in: € Adult & Pediatric Urology € Bladder & Kidney Infections € Impotence/Implants € No Scalpel Vasectomy 215 N.E. 19th Dr. • Okeechobee 863-763-0217 Available Now!The 2013 – 2014 Medical Information Guidespecialsections.newszap.com 19 Okeechobee News June 4, 2014 Churches plan family movie, special services and Bible School Special to the Okeechobee NewsApplebee’s grand reopeningOn 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 (left to right, front row) 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 Maureen Burroughs, 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 Frank 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 Frank DeCarlo, Okeechobee Mainstreet promotions director Mark Bragel, apple mascot Danielle Arnold and bee mascot Charlie Laughlin.

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Tickets: $40:00 available at CenterState Bank or call 863-610-9416 LORDY, LORDY LOOK WHO'S 40 HAPPY BIRTHDAY, CINDY! LOVE MAMA AND DADDY AND FAMILY CINDY BIRTHDAY 20 Okeechobee News June 4, 2014 By Charles M. MurphyOkeechobee News Drayton Billie scored touchdowns on runs of 10 and 7 yards and the Purple defense held the White to 130 total yards as the Purple squad won the annual varsity intrasquad football game 22-12 Friday night at Brahman Stadium. Billie ran for 39 yards while G.W. Jarriel added 55 yards rushing and a 16-yard reception. Terrance Boswell had 18 yards and a rushing touchdown for the Purple. He also grabbed a 26-yard reception. On defense Arthur Woodruff had a fumble recovery, a quarterback sack and a tackle for loss. Jacob Emmick had two interceptions. Chris Epps had 48 yards on three receptions. Quarterback Trevor Thomas completed ve passes in 11 attempts for 68 yards. For the White squad, Dee Shockley threw for 66 yards and a touchdown. Marquez McLemore had two receptions for 51 yards including a 16-yard touchdown grab. Tyrone J oseph ran for 14 yards and Artavious Stallw orth ran for 51 yards and a touchdown. It was an exciting game as the varsity seemed to convert to the Pistol Wing T offense with few mistakes. Coaches did get frustrated by a couple of penalties, like personal fouls that would have hurt the team in the regular season. Two Purple touchdown passes to Zeke Matthews were also called back by penalty. Devion Wigfall had a sack and tackle for loss, Caleb Smith a tackle for loss and Angel Garcia had a quarterback sack for the White defense. Billie said it felt good to come out and execute well and have a good game. "I felt con dent coming out here that we had this game. It felt good to play your own team. It was a lot of fun but nobody got too carried away," he said. The name of the game this spring has been to learn the new schemes and judging from the amount of big plays in this game, the offense is coming around. McLemore caught a 35-yard pass on a deep pass in the rst quarter and on the next play his teammates Stallworth broke loose for a 35-yard touchdown run. He said he felt both offenses did a good job learning the play book. McLemore will be called upon to be a key receiving threat next year as a returner at wide receiver. He notes it'll a pretty big load to carry but he's ready for the challenge. "I see big things in the future for us," he said. "I think I can t into the shoes and become the number one wide receiver on this team." Boswell said he made a few mistakes but he thinks the team is learning the new scheme and will soon get the hang of it, "Our starter at quarterback was hurt in practice and we had the backup in there. He did a pretty good job," he pointed out. "I see a lot more intensity from the team. We are still young and learning." Head coach Chris Branham liked most of what he saw but did reprimand the team for making silly penalties. "We can't have stupid penalties where we act off emotion," said the OHS coach. "It was an entertaining game and we did a good job overall." Purple & White scrimmage held Okeechobee News/ Charles MurphyDrayton Billie (#4) takes a handoff from quarterback Trevor Thomas during Friday’s game. Billie’s two touchdowns were the difference in the game. Okeechobee News/ Charles MurphyDee Shockley stands in amidst a heavy rush from Arthur Woodruff during the Purple and White game held Friday.



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Wednesday, June 4, 2014 50 plus tax V ol. 105 No. 67 12.45 feetLast Year: 13.36 feet Lake Levels S ource: South Florida Water M anagement District. Depth given i n feet above sea level See page 4 for information about how to contact this newspaper. Okeechobee News/Charles MurphyOHS Purple & White GameOkeechobee High School football players had a chance to show their skills in the annual spring Purple & White game on May 30. Wyatt Bessenbacher (11 in white) looks for room to run behind Nolyn Carpenter (58 in white) during Fridays intrasquad scrimmage at Brahman Stadium. For the story, see page 20. Budget includes 4 percent cost-of-living increase for sheriffs employeesBy Eric KoppOkeechobee News When Okeechobee County Sheriff Paul May submitted his $8.8 million proposed budget for scal year 2014-15 something was noticeably missing the spending plan for the county jail. Because of constant budget battles between him and the county, Sheriff May recently told commissioners that as of Sept. 30 of this year he will no longer run the Okeechobee County Jail. That date marks the end of the current scal year. Also not included in the budget offer is security for the Okeechobee County Judicial Complex. The sheriffs proposed plan is for law enforcement, administration and dispatchers only. The proposed budget of $8,801,163 is an increase of $560,015 (6.80 percent) over the 2013-14 approved law enforcement budget o f $8,241,147 which was bumped up when commissioners agreed to give the sheriff an additional $500,000 in the 2013-14 plan. Contained in the 2014-15 plan is an automatic increase of $187,664 due to a hike in Florid a Sheriff submits $8.4 million budget Salute to Salute to the graduates the graduates inside! inside! They (the county commissioners) will vote on what theyre going to do. The consensus is they are not running the jail. county administrator Robbie Chartie r By Charles M. MurphyOkeechobee News An administrative hearing to hear the accusations against Everglades Elementary teacher Tom Bonasera is likely to be continued until July, according to Okeechobee School Superintendent Ken Kenworthy. Details about the investigation were revealed in a le that became public record Friday, May 30. Mr. Bonasera is accused of giving pills to a female teacher, on campus, in exchange for nude photos. This could be a violation of the school boards alcohol and drug free workplace policy. The former president of the Okeechobee County Education Association has retained attorney Mark Wilensky to represent him. Bonasera accused of trading pills for photosSee TEACHER Page 5 See SHERIFF Page 5 County spelling bee .....Page 3 Rotary plans luau .....Page 17 Barrel racing at A gri-Civic Center .....Page 2

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Today: Mostly sunny. High near 89. NW wind 5 to 10 mph becoming east southeast in the morning. Tonight: Partly cloudy, with a low around 68. East southeast wind 5 to 10 mph. Light southeast after midnight. Extended ForecastThursday: A slight chance of showers, with thunderstorms also possible after 1pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 93. East wind 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%. Thursday Night: A slight chance o f showers before 11pm. Partly cloudy, with a low around 72. East southeast wind around 5 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%. Friday: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after noon. Mostl y sunny, with a high near 92. South southeast wind around 5 mph. Friday Night: A 20 percent chance o f showers and thunderstorms. Partly cloudy, with a low around 71. Southeast wind around 5 mph. Saturday: A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 92. SSE wind around 5 mph. Have you considered starting a business, but getting it started feels overwhelming? Where do you start? How can you get started on the right path? Weve assembled a team of area professionals to provide necessary information for you to consider before starting a business. Well provide you information on permits, insurance, accounting, human resources, legal issues, web site and marketing. Join us on June 5 (Thursday) 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! Youre invited to the 5th Annual State of the Region on June 20. Held at the Indian River State College S.T.E.M. Building S Auditorium (500 N.W. 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. 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 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 ma y pick an application from the Chamber o f Commerce or you may go to the Chambers website (www.okeechobeebusiness.com) and select Leadership Okeechobee under 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 encourage you to check out our community calendar at www.okeechobeebusiness.com for more events as they become available in the community and in the chamber. Please remember to RSVP for each of the above events to reserve your spot. If you are interested in SPONSORING any of the chamber events, please contact Mariah at 863-467-6246 or info@okeechobeebusiness.com. I look forward to seeing you at our events!! Executive Director Antoinette Rodriguez 863-467-6246 antoinette@okeechobeebusiness.com Always on Top of the JobRe-Roofing Specialists Metal & Shingle Roofs Flats & Leaks Repair FREE ESTIMATES863-357-3838State Lic.#CCC1327338 Earnestine Robersons Album DebutPrivilege & HonorIf you are interested in purchasing Earnestines album, please contact her at 863.467.4836 or visit www.earnestineroberson.tmgartist.com has a powerful anointing from God to lead people to be saved, healed, delivered from any circumstances in life, and be set free.Earnestine loves praising God and started blessing people with her talent at an early age in her fathers church and continued to use her God-given gift in school, college, churches in the region and local community. She is a praise and worship leader in her church and was a guest singer on TBN. 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 Okeechobee County 2013-2014 School Information Guide Featuring: Call to Schedule your eye appontment today! 763-3937 606 North Parrott Avenue www.biglakeeyecare.com Big Lake Eye Care 2 Okeechobee News June 4, 2014 The Okeechobee County Agri-Civic Center will host the following events in June: Saturday, June 7: Okeechobee High School Graduation at 7 p.m. Friday, June 13: Turnin N Burnin Summer Buckle Series Jackpot Barrel Race. Exhibition runs start at 5 p.m. Barrel Race starts at 7 p.m. A concession stand will be open. There is no charge for the public to attend Saturday, June 14: Turnin N Burnin Jackpot Barrel Race & Speed Show. Exhibition runs start at 9 a.m. Barrel Race starts at 11 a.m. Speed Show follows the barrel race. A concession stand will be open. There is no charge for the public to attend. Sunday, June 15: Kaza Productions Mexican Rodeo with Mexican music and food. Thursday, June 19: Recreational riding/ barrel practice. Friday, June 27: Turnin N Burnin Summer Buckle Series Jackpot Barrel Race. Exhibition runs start at 5 p.m. Barrel race starts at 7 p.m. A concession stand will be open. There is no charge for the public to attend.Unless 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. Agri-Civic Center schedule for June Special to the Okeechobee News/Jenny PungGrad Nite party plannedGrad Nite committee member Kelly Owens and Walmart assistant store manager Erin ONeal shopped for some of the prizes graduates attending the annual Non-Alcohol Grad Nite Party will have an opportunity to win. Graduating seniors who stay at the party all night will also have a chance to win the Seminole Tribe of Florida Grand Prize of $1,500 cash! The Grad Nite Party is on Saturday, June 7, at the KOA. The doors open at 10 p.m. If you are interested in donating money, food, prizes or your time, call Tabitha Trent at CenterState Bank 863-763-5573. Chamber of Commerce News Okeechobee Forecast

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By Charles M. MurphyOkeechobee News A third grader was able to spell chaotic and chandelier and won the Okeechobee Schools Spelling Bee championship Friday in a competition with 26 other spellers at Osceola Middle School. Joshua Viray was the champion while J osh May of Yearling Middle School was second and Cameron Rucks Sinick of Everglades Elementary nished in third place. Viray said he enjoys reading books about history, adventures and dinosaurs and really w anted to win this competition, I feel really, really good. I just did my best for my family. I put in a lot of work and I just really wanted to win. My dream came true. The spelling bee went into the seventh round. Twelve spellers were eliminated in the rst round, and eight more in the second round. Over 100 words were spelled correctly during the competition. Jade Viray, Joshuas mom, worked many hours with her son to get him ready. Included in that was making sure Joshua spelled the letters loudly and concisely so the judges could hear him, I am so happy and proud of him. He read every day and learned new w ords and he really worked hard for this. Jeremiah Viray, Joshuas father, said he too was proud of his sons accomplishment at such a young age. I wasnt expecting for him to win but he did it. He learned new w ords every day and I think he deserved this. Words spelled correctly included contiguous, anniversary, emptiness, accidentally, denominator and vivacious. Russ Brown, provost at Indian River State College, was the host of the event. He told the students that they were all winners and have represented themselves, their families and their schools very well. Osceola Middle School principal Sean Downing welcomed the parents and the crowd on hand. He said it was a special honor for these students to compete in the county contest. Tabitha Trent of CenterState Bank presented gift cards to the top three spellers. She also represented the Okeechobee Education Foundation. She advised the kids to relax and focus and to take deep breaths when they spelled their words. Superintendent of Schools Ken Kenworthy said this is a great way to celebrate academic success. He noted this is the longest standing school tradition when it comes to academic achievements. Judges this year include Russ Brown, Phoebe Raulerson and Denise Whitehead. The other contestants included Kayla Adams, Sumer Baker, Kenai Billie, Badden Boctot, Tyeika Byrd, Caysen Campbell, Kameron Davis, Alaq Dowd-Grant, Aubrey Furse, Hunter Hamby, Kiersten Kennedy, Rylee Kesner, Sara Munoz, Tyler Nettles, Nevaeh Pena, Omar Reyez, Cristian Rios, Eric Sandoval, Yasmin Serrato, Asharia Stallworth, Giovanni Trujillo-Garcia, Charlie Van Eman, Mekhia Ward and Chaundrea Wing eld. Coupon clippers and clickers always welcome. publix.com/coupons RELIABILITY.ITS NOT JUST GETTING THE JOB DONE. ITS 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 Okeechobees Longest-Established Lennox Dealer Since 1975 Residential Commercial FREE EstimatesRoofing with the name you trust!Licensed and Insured St. Lic. CCC046939Dont make a Mistake! Call Big Lake 863-763-ROOF (7663) & REPAIRSROOFING 3 Okeechobee News June 4, 2014 Third grader wins Okeechobee schools spelling bee Okeechobee News/Charles Murphy(Left to right) Tabatha Trent, representative of the Okeechobee Education Foundation and CenterState Bank, congratulates spelling bee champion Joshua Viray, Josh May second place, and Cameron Rucks-Sinick, third place. Of ces close temporarilyThe Property Appraiser and Tax Collector of ces located in the Alderman Building, 307 N.W. Fifth St., will be closed Friday, June 6, for maintenance to be preformed on the sidewalk and curbing in front of the building within the citys right of way. Hope for Hannah bene t to be held on June 21The Hope for Hannah summer kick-off bash will be held at the Philippine Heritage Enrichment Complex, 5154 S.W. 16th Ave., on Saturday, June 21, starting at 10 a.m. There will be barbecue competitions, cornhole tournament, archery tournament and so more. All funds go to Hannah who is a 15-year-old girl who has type 1 juvenile diabetes and her pancreas no longer functions. She is in need of a service dog to alert her if her blood sugar is high or low. For information, call: Angela at 863-801-7241; Taylor at 863634-6384; Krystal at 863-447-3282; or, Debi at 863-697-3949.

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Courthouse security Over these past few years Ive watched and listened closely to the budget meetings b etween the sheriff and the BOCC. And if Im wrong, Im wrong ... but I have concluded the sheriff has been unjusti ably fettered b y a few on that board. Pertaining to the rec ent budget dispute I totally support Sheriff Mays choices and decisions. The sheriffs budget approved by the c ounty was a total number, not divided up into courthouse, jail and law enforcement. Maybe if the sheriff presented a line item b udget showing exactly how the money is allocated, it would have made a difference. But at this late date, it looks like the sheriff w ill only present a budget for this years law enforcement and the jail and courthouse sec urity are the countys problem. It didnt matter what dollar number the s heriff submitted in this years 2013/2014 b udget. If it wasnt the $13.1 million, it was not going to be approved. The BOCC and s taff had a number that they werent going over and they didnt care what the sheriff s ubmitted, unless if was that dollar amount or lower! They just knew he wouldnt follow t hrough with his threats of the previous t wo years. But they backed him into a situation of money versus safety and he nally decided to let them run the departments on a bottom line number. Starting on Oct. 1, 2014, well see if they are as con dent in t heir skills as they claim. The sheriff probably had a sound nanc ial reason to have the $500,000 designated as he did. Not having to go to the source of t he budget gures and now moving money as you see t was a great concession he obt ained in that transaction. When the sheriff and the county commissioners ght, the real losers are the taxpayers. Its our money that pays for the jail law enforcement and courthouse security.Brahman football I went to the Purple and White games. The kids looked well coached and very athletic. Best of wishes for these boys in the upcoming season. It was a nice crowd there as wellway to support our kids, Okeechobee.Stolen vehicle Theft is a crime and there is no excuse for it, but people really should not leave their keys in their vehicles. The cops are busy enough without having to deal with cars and trucks stolen because the owner left it unlocked with the keys in the vehicle. Lock your cars and trucks and take the keys with you. How hard is that?County jail It appears the sheriffs intentions are still to proceed with his plans of having the county provide court security and management of the jail. Is there a possibility that since the BOCC insisted that the sheriff run the operations on their $13.1 million dollar budget they dictated, maybe hes thinking that using their reasoning they forced on him, the jail is adequately staffed and funded at this time and hes reluctant to hire more correctional staff in fear of the BOCC laying these individuals off when they assume control of the jail? Interesting line of thought if its true. I guess all we can do is sit back and see how this works its way out before the Sept. 30 deadline.Bicycle safety I see a lot of people out riding bicycles lately, which is good because they are getting exercise and saving fuel. But it can also be dangerous because some of them dont seem to know or follow the safety rules for riding bicycles on a street. On a street, bicyclists should always ride with the ow of traf c not against it. They are required to follow all of the same traf c rules that car drivers are, which means they are supposed to stop for stop signs and yield to oncoming traf c at yield signs. They are required to signal before they make a turn. And most important, if they ride at night, they should have proper lights and re ectors. Buddy Poppies are a traditionOn Monday, May 26, Okeechobee, and all of America, celebrated Memorial Day. If you happened by Publix, you saw two gentlemen sitting at a table selling Buddy Poppies. World War II veterans Don South and Bill Douglas are a reminder that to a veteran, sacri ce and service never stop. Don, at 94, is the oldest Veteran at the Buckhead Ridge VFW Post 9528 and one of its founders. In 1942 he enlisted in the Army at age 21 and served in the Mid-Eastern theatre in Iran, North Africa, France and Germany in the Transportation Corps, moving supplies through Iran to our Russian allies. Bill Douglas, now 87, enlisted in the Navy on his 17th birthday in January 1944. He was moved through several points of training as needs kept changing. He moved from Radio Gunner to training in code, then to Medic. He took part in the formation of a new unit which eventually became known as MASH, the Mobile Army Surgical Hospital. Shipped to Californias Camp Pendleton, he next served on Saipan during the invasion of Iwo Jima and eventually served occupational duty in Japan. He is currently the chaplain at the Buckhead Ridge VFW, Post 9528. The poppies they sold were rst distributed in 1922 and soon became the of cial memorial ower of the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States. Today VFW Buddy Poppies are still assembled by disabled and needy veterans in VA Hospitals and their sal e partially supports the VFW National Hom e for orphans and widows of our nations veterans. Okeechobee thanks Don and Bill and all the veterans of all our wars who gave o f themselves and continue to represent thei r country in their communities. The minimal assessment (cost of Budd y Poppies) to VFW units provides compensation to the veterans who assemble th e poppies, provides nancial assistance in maintaining state and national veterans rehabilitation and service programs The VF W conducted its rst poppy distribution befor e Memorial Day in 1922, becoming the rs t veterans organization to organize a nationwide distribution. Raye DeusingerHelp appreciatedThe Santiago Family would like to than k the Glades County Sheriffs Department and the Emergency Unit for their outstanding support and service, on May 21. Withou t their quick response and professionalism the Santiago family could not have gotten through this dif cult time. Once again Than k You for your service. The Santiago Family June 4, 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 News/Raye Deusinger World War II veterans Don South (left) and Bill Douglas (right) manned the table in front of Publix to collect donations and hand out Buddy Poppies.

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The warrant clerk and information technology were in place in the jail budget, so they were moved from the jail budget to the law enforcement budget, explained OCSO Major Noel Stephen. We had to have those staff members to provide those services the sheriff is obligated to do. Maj. Stephen said the proposal also contains a 4 percent cost-of-living increase for sheriffs of ce employees. Changes in workers compensation insurance coverage for the sheriffs of ce w ere also re ected in the new budget. While the sheriff no longer plans to prov ide security for the judicial complex, Maj. Stephen said four courtroom baliffs are part of the new budget. That portion of the budget comes to $247,160. Those are all gun-toting deputies. When court is not in session, they will be doing other assignments, pointed out the major. We did give them (the county) a bid of $541,407 for courthouse security, but that was only a bid. He went on to explain security for the complex will be up to the county, or whoever takes it over. Of the FRS and insurance hikes, Maj. Stephen indicated the sheriff has no say-so over those amounts and must pay them. Those gures are what they are, he said. And while those increases are non-negotiable, theres still the matter of the jail and whos going to be running it. A May 23 letter from county administrator Robbie Chartier to Sheriff May states the jail and its operation will be one of the topics discussed at the June 12 meeting of the Okeechobee County Board of County Commissioners. They will vote on what theyre going to do. The consensus is they are not running the jail, said Mrs. Chartier of the county board. Another piece to that puzzle is prisoner transport is that the sheriffs responsibility or the jails? Prisoner transport is law enforcement and not security thats what Im being told, she added. She also stated in the letter to the sheriff that ... Florida law requires you to timely provide a 2014-15 budget for the jail on June 1, 2014. It is respectfully requested that you do so. But, Sheriff May doesnt see it that way. Since hes not going to be running the jail on Oct. 1, when the new scal year begins, he sees no reason to turn in a proposed budget. The 2013-14 approved budget for the jail was $5.4 million. On May 28, the sheriff gave that same gure to Mrs. Chartier indicating that is what it would take for him to operate the jail in scal year 2014-15. Mrs. Chartier also pointed out that commissioners have directed her to send out request for proposals (RFP) regarding security at the judicial complex. SHERIFFContinued From Page 1 Mr. Bonasera adamantly denies the allegations from the school board. Mr. Wilensky w rote in a letter to the school system that there was no trade of prescription pain pills for nude pictures, no immoral conduct, no incidents between two consenting adults that justify any disciplinary action and no misconduct in of ce or violation of law, school board rules or policies. At the heart of the districts case is a series of e-mails they have obtained between Mr. Bonasera and the female teacher that came to the attention of other teachers at Everglades Elementary on March 1. These messages were on the employees personal e-mails (not their school board e-mail accounts). Documents in the investigative le indicated that principal Leslie Lundy was shown the e-mails. Mr. Kenworthy noti ed Okeechobee County Sheriffs Of ce Major Noel Stephen, w ho told him he saw nothing criminal in this incident. The female teacher reportedly involved in the incident met with Mrs. Lundy and admitted she had developed an addiction to pain pills and requested drug treatment and counseling. She cooperated with the investigation and later voluntarily resigned her position. She reportedly said she received 20 pills from Mr. Bonasera in her classroom around Feb. 14. She remembered the date because there were heart-shaped doughnuts near the coffee pot in the room. Mr. Bonasera and the teacher had apparently engaged in irting for some time, according to the investigation, and Mr. Bonasera was allowed to give the female teacher a massages on campus. One of his e-mails to the teacher reportedly included the remarks: My goodness, y ou have such a beautiful body! I had to wait till I got to the of ce before I could open the pic. Im soooo glad I did! Love you & see you tomorrow! Florida law states that all e-mail addresses and all e-mail and other communications made or received in connection with the transaction of school board business are public record. The female teacher told school of cials that Mr. Bonasera was aware of her addiction to pain pills and that she had received pills from him on 10 different occasions over the past two years. She said she received the pills at various store parking lots, at her home and once at school. The two teachers were also accused of using their own cell phones during work hours. The teacher said she sent him three sets of nude pictures from her personal cell phone in exchange for pills. I would say whatever I needed to say to get the pills. I feel guilty but said whatever it took to get the pills, she stated. She said she was 99 percent sure that Mr. Bonasera received the photos at his computer at the teachers union of ces downtown. In his statement to investigators, Mr. Bonasera said he gave the pills to the teacher because she asked him and she was his friend. He said he gave her four to six pills on six to eight occasions over two years. He compared the pills to extra strength Aleve, an over-the-counter painkiller. Mr. Bonasera denied any of this occurred on school property and that the teacher lied about him giving her pills in the classroom. He admitted he gave the teacher back rubs several times for up to 10 minutes a session during the teachers planning period but was often interrupted by her husbands phone calls. He said no one would develop an addiction for pain pills from six pills. His attorney argued that the activity occurred outside of school, did not affect his clients ability to teach and it has not affected any students. He noted Mr. Bonasera is a bald man, approximately 50 years old, and was susceptible to irtations, and claimed that the younger female teacher led him on. He stated Mr. Bonasera only gave her the pills to help her out because the pharmacy was closed. I do not know if she used her wiles on him or he felt sorry for her, Mr. Wilensky added in his letter. He vehemently denied Mr. Bonasera had knowledge of her addiction and hinted she did a good job of hiding her problem from everyone. Mr. Bonasera was suspended without pay on May 14. When contacted on June 2, Maj. Stephen said there was never any request for an investigation into this matter from the school system. Were there law violations? Possibly. Was it going to be prosecuted? Probably not, as we had no victim. But we were never asked formally to do an investigation and they decided to do the internal probe, he said. He noted he was contacted before any formal interviews were conducted by the school board and any of this information was gathered. TEACHERContinued From Page 1 Medicare 101 program planned at libraryNeed 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. For information about community events and local counseling sites, contact the Helpline at 866-684-5885 or visit www.FloridaSHINE.org.

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Auxiliary hosting dinnerThe Cypress Hut Eagles Auxiliary, 4701 U.S. 441 S.E., will serve a baked chicken dinner Wednesday, June 4. On Thursday, June 5, tacos will be served. The public is welcome. Proceeds from these dinners go to various charities. For information, call the Cypress Hut Eagles at 863-467-1154.Healthy Start group will meetThe Okeechobee 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.Writers group to meetThe Okeechobee Writers Group will meet Tuesday, June 4, at 2 p.m. in the Okeechobee County Library. Writers will critique up to ve pages of each others work. Writers of ction, nonction, memoir and poetry are invited. For information, call Jan at 863-357-9980.Fundraiser helps swim teamJersey Mikes Restaurant, 611 W.S. Park St., will host a fundraiser for the Okeechobee High School swim team Wednesday, June 4, from noon until 7 p.m. Customers who mention the swim team will receive $1 off their purchase. The restaurant will also donate 15 percent of the sales to the OHS swim team.Lodge hosting bingo, dinnersOkeechobee Moose Lodge, #1753, 159 N.W. 36th St., invites you to join them for bingo fun in the lodge Friday, June 6, at 6:30 p.m. Monday, June 9, s tacos will be served starting at noon. Wednesday, June 11, wings or chicken ngers will be served from 5 until 7 p.m. On Thursday, June 12, bingo is at 1 p.m. with lunch available for a small fee. Friday, June 13, bingo will start at 6:30 p.m. On Saturday, June 14, enjoy the Moose Rally at the Tiki Hut starting at noon. Proceeds bene t Moose Charities.VFW to host quarter auctionVFW Post #4423, 300 N.W. 34th St., will host a quarter auction on Saturday, June 7, starting at 5 p.m. All proceeds go to local veterans programs here in Okeechobee. Paddles are $2. There will be a 50/50 and special prize giveaway. Bring items for care packages for our troops to be entered in the special giveaway. For information, call Tabitha Hucker at 863-532-2201.Wild Orchid hunt scheduledThe Okeechobee Orchid Club will go on its annual wild orchid hunt Saturday, June 7. They will meet at 8:30 a.m. at the Kissimmee River Recreation Area located 17 miles north of Okeechobee on U.S. 98 N. Look for a sign by the gate on your left. This is one-fourth mile before the river. Bring water, binoculars and a camera. The wal k will be led by Victor Elliott. The group will visit the orchid nurseries of Jim Elliott and o f Victor Elliot afterwards. The regular meeting will be held Monday, June 16, at 7 p.m. at the Extension Center. The public is invited. For information, call Jan at 863-357-9980.Legion offers Sunday bingoAmerican Legion Post 64 will host Sunday night bingo on June 8 at 6:30 p.m. Doors open at 5 p.m. The kitchen will offer a limited menu. Payoffs will be determined by player attendance. The event is open to the public. Free VPK program slatedFaith Academy Preschool free summer VPK is a Christian-based summer program for children who will be attending kindergarten in the fall of 2014. Children must be 5 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.Volleyball camp plannedOsceola Middle School Volleyball Camp will be held June 9-12 from 5:30 until 7:30 p.m. in the OMS gym. The camp is open to those who will be in third through ninth grades in the 2014-15 school year. The fee is $50 per camper. Registration forms are available at OMS. For information, call OMS at 863-462-5070 or coach Lauren Throop at 863-801-4487.T-Doc program starts June 10Changing Tree Wellness Center, LLC, will host a T-Doc (Teen Drop-In Center Summer Program) from June 10July 18, Tuesda y through Friday, from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. at the Okeechobee Church of God, 301 N.E. Fourth Ave. Children must be ages 12-17 with a mental health disability. The cost is $5 per week which all goes back to the Church of God. For information, call 863-261-8900.B.R.A.T. Club dance plannedThe Okeechobee B.R.A.T. Club will host a Teen Dance Party at the Okeechobee Freshman Campus, 610 S.W. Second Ave, on Saturday, June 21, from 7 until 10 p.m., for students ages 12-16. Come dressed in your best pajamas for its a pajama party! The cost is $7 and includes pizza, soda and chips. For information, contact Allison Chandler at 863-697-9096. Obituaries should be submitted to t he Okeechobee News by e-mailing o bits@newszap.com. Customers may also r equest photos and links to online guest b ooks. A link to the obituaries is available at w ww.newszap.com.Buddy Streety Ashford Hair, III, 79OKEECHOBEE Buddy Streety Ashford Hair, III died June 1, 2014. He was born December 14, 1934 in Ft. Drum to the late Streety Ashford Hair and Ella Padgett Hair. He worked as a cattleman, construction and fence building. A lifetime resident of Okeechobee, he enjoyed w orking and hog hunting. Mr. Hair was preceded in death by his sister, Virginia Hair. He is survived by his wife, Esther Yvonne Hancock Hair; children, Ronnie and Renee Hair all of Okeechobee, Pam and Jeff Clay of LeHigh A cres, H.W. Buster and Claire Hair of Okeechobee and Donnie and Bobbi Jo Hair of Texarkana, Texas; grandchildren, Crystal Hair Rawls, J ohn Hair, Ashley Parris, Robert Hair, Reed Hair, J arrod Hair, Shayne Clay, Jake Hair, Sarah Clay; great grandchildren, Hayden Layne, Logan Hair, Emmalenna Hair, Keatly Parris, Kyndal Parris, Kade Parris, Hannah Hair, Paisly Rawls, Joleyne Hair, Cayson Clay; siblings, Lois Spence, Ann Moody, Jane McDaniel, Wayne Hair, Theresa Hair, Stanley Hair; a host of nephews, nieces, cousins and good friends. Visitation will be 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., Thursday, J une 5, 2014 at Buxton & Bass Okeechobee Funeral Home. Funeral services will be 10 a.m., Friday, June 6, 2014 at Buxton & Bass Okeechobee Funeral Home. Interment will follow at Ft. Drum Cemetery with Steve Spence and Buddy Hancock of ciating. 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. James W. Young, Founder Seawinds F uneral Group3833 SE 18th Terrace, Okeechobee 863-357-7283okeechobeeseawinds.com Cremation ..............................$495 Cremation & Chapel Service ..$870 Traditional Cremation (includes rental casket) ..........$2,495 Traditional Funeral & Burial $1,995 Graveside Service ................$1,495 PRE-ARRANGEMENT (Financing Available) Cremation $95 down $10 a month for 45 months Creamation with Chapel Service .. $195 down $17 a month for 45 months Traditional Funeral & Burial ....... $500 down, $100 month for 45 months This includes minimum Casket, Vault and Open/Closing of Grave Site These prices do not include cash advance items. 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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. 7 Okeechobee News June 4, 2014 Residents, elected of cials and business leaders from Indian River, St. Lucie, Martin and Okeechobee counties are invited to attend Floridas Research Coast fufth annual State of the Region. The event is Friday, June 20, from 9 until 11 a.m. at the Indian River State College STEM building auditorium in Port St. Lucie. Event check-in and networking begin at 8:30 a.m. Cost to attend is $10. Reservations can be made online through the Martin County Business Development Board website: http://www.bdbmc.org click on Events. Guest speakers include Griff Salmon, executive vice president and chief operating of cer with Enterprise Florida who will provide an update on Floridas economic activity, and John Rhodes, senior principal with Moran Stahl & Boyer, who will present a summary of the recently completed target industry study. Camron Becraft, senior vice president of Paradigm Precision will relay their companys successful expansion in Martin County. Dr. Ed Massey, president of Indian River State College, will close out the event. The IRSC Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) building is located at 500 N.W. California Boulevard, near the Schrieber Conference Center in Port St. Lucie. Registration deadline is Tuesday, June 17. For questions or information, call Terr y Burroughs, Okeechobee County Chamber of Commerce, 863-467-6246. State of the Region event planned for June 20 The following individuals were arrested on felony or driving under the in uence (DUI) charges by the Okeechobee County Sheriffs 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). Daniel Sills, 46, N.W. 102nd St., Okeechobee, was arrested May 30 by Deputy Corporal Michael Hazellief on a felony charge of possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine) and a misdemeanor charge of possession of drug paraphernalia. His bond was set at $5,500. Corey F. McGuigan, 24, S.E. 29th St., Okeechobee, was arrested May 30 by Of cer Jack Boon on a felony charge of criminal use of personal identi cation and a misdemeanor charge of petit theft. His bond was set at $3,000. Datron Olajuwon Smith, 20, N.E. 17th A ve., Okeechobee, was arrested May 30 by Deputy Tammy Sera ni on a DOC warrant charging him with the felony of violation of probation tampering with physical evidence and violation of probation possession of marijuana under 20 grams. He is being held without bond. Karl Sharner Stegkamper, 38, S.W. Eighth St., Okeechobee, was arrested May 31 by Deputy Steven Pollock on a misdemeanor charge of driving under the in uence. His bond was set at $500. Robert Lewis Rowland, 50, S.E. 36th Ave., Okeechobee, was arrested May 31 by Deputy Matthew Crawford on a warrant charging him with the felony of violation of probation burglary of a dwelling. He is being held without bond. Darlene Willa Miller, 37, N.E. 80th Ave., was arrested May 31 by Of cer Ryan Holroyd on a misdemeanor charge of giving a false name while detained/arrested. Her bond on that charge was set at $1,000. She was also arrested on Okeechobee County warrants charging her with the felonies of grand theft, uttering a forged instrument (nine counts) and forgery (15 counts). Her bond on those charges was set at $75,000. She was arrested on another Okeechobee County warrant charging her with the misdemeanor of failure to appear for sentencing battery. She is being held without bond on that charge. Abie James Stapleton, 29, S.E. 14th Ave., Okeechobee, was arrested June 1 by Deputy Matthew Grumbling on a misdemeanor charge of driving under the in uence. He was released on his own recognizance. Chad Russell Perdue, 29, West First St., Fort Pierce, was arrested June 1 by Deputy Tammy Sera ni on a Palm Beach County warrant charging him with violation of probation driving under the in uence. He is being held without bond. Steven D. Gillespie, 50, Serenata Court, Port St. Lucie, was arrested June 1 by Deputy Cody Hurst on a misdemeanor charge of driving under the in uence. His bond was set at $500. Luis Romero-Baeza, 48, Okeechobee, was arrested June 1 by Deputy Steven Pollock on misdemeanor charges of driving under the in uence with property damage, no valid drivers license and leaving the scene of an accident. His bond was set at $750. Christopher James Hayden, 31, S.E. Stow Terrace, Port St. Lucie, was arrested June 1 by Of cer Ryan Holroyd on misdemeanor charges of driving under the in uence. refusal to submit to a DUI test and reckless driving. His bond was set at $3,000. Jeffery Michael Mosteller, 50, N.W. Seventh Court, Okeechobee, was arrested June 2 by the Okeechobee Narcotics Task Force on a felony charge of possession of a controlled substance (fentanyl) without a prescription. His bond was set at $5,000. Mark Allen Lee, 29, N.E. 31st Way, Okeechobee, was arrested June 2 by Deputy Corporal Aric Majere on an Okeechobee County warrant charging him with the felonies of failure to appear possession of a controlled substance, failure to appear possession of drug paraphernalia and failure to appear possession of a controlled substance (oxycodone). 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. Editors Note: Frank David Berry III was arrested Dec. 11, 2013, on felony charges of possession of marijuana with intent to sell/deliver, possession of marijuana ove r 20 grams, cultivation of marijuana and a misdemeanor charge of possession of drug paraphernalia. According to Assistant State Attorney Don Richardson all of those charges were dropped on May 15, 2014. Okeechobee Arrest Report By Eric KoppOkeechobee News Investigators with the Okeechobee County Sheriffs Of ce (OCSO) are searching for clues in the theft of a coin/currency changer from a car wash on U.S. 441 S.E. OCSO Deputy Yero Todman stated in his initial report the burglary at the Lakeside Car W ash apparently occurred sometime between May 28 and June 2. The changer has a value of $5,000, stated the deputy. According to the report the theft was found when a Real Estate salesperson was showing the property to a potential buyer. The property, continued the deputy, was in tact when the salesperson was on the property Wednesday, May 28. The theft of the changer left a hole in the wall of approximately 42-50 inches in length and 12 to 15 inches in width. If anyone has information about this theft, they are asked to contact the sheriffs of ce at 863-763-3117. Local car wash burglarized Blood drives planned in Okeechobee this monthIt takes only one hour, every two months, to help save lives. Okeechobee is one of the most generous cities in Florida in giving blood. Area blood drives during June include: Friday, June 6 at Publix, from 1 until 6 p.m. Tuesday, June 10 at Okeechobee County Sheriffs Of ce, from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. Friday, June 13 at Seacoast Bank, South, from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. Saturday, June 14 at Walmart, 11 a.m. until 4 p.m.

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13 Okeechobee News June 4, 2014 Class of 2014 Top Sixteen Students Congratulations on your academic achievement! Valedictorian: Irfan Chaudhary Ninth: Rhiannon Robshaw Valedictorian: Brandon McKee Tenth: Kayla Orr Valedictorian: Jake Menendez Eleventh: Brandon Ball Valedictorian: Zane Moreland Twelfth: Bethany Stuart Seventh: Rachel Roehm Fourteenth: Mckenzie Richey Sixth: Ana Huerta Fourteenth: Carissa Licata Eighth: Ryan Reister Sixteenth: Jorge Gallegos Fifth: Colton Rusinko Thirteenth: Clyde Durrance IV

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Congratulations, Class 2014!Big O Drive Thru 203 SW 2nd 863.467.0946 Congratulations From Grandpa Sonny And all the Elliott FamilyELLIOTTS PAWN SHOPNatures Pantry Harlie Elliott Los CocosMexican Restaurant107 NW 6th 863.467.0922 14 Okeechobee News 2014 Graduation Keepsake June 4, 2014 Photo courtesy of the OHS Journalism DepartmentHomecoming King and Queen: Eidrit Renteria and Del no Garcia Photos courtesy of the OHS Journalism DepartmentProm King and Queen: Kutter Crawford and Danyelle Shef eld

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Important Information: Please read your ad carefully the first day it appears. In case of an inadvertent error, please notify us prior to the deadline listed. We will not be responsible for more than 1 incorrect insertion, or for more than the extent of the ad rendered valueless by such errors. Advertiser assumes responsibility for all statements, names and content of an ad, and assumes responsibility for any claims against the INI USA. All advertising is subject to publishers approval. The publisher reserves the right to accept or reject any or all copy, and to insert above the copy the word advertisement. All ads accepted are subject to credit approval. All ads must conform to INI USA style and are restricted to their proper classifications. Some classified categories require advance payment. These classifications are denoted with an asterisk *. Garage/ Yard SalesWe Buy Estates Antiques, Collectibles, Household, Tools, Jewelry and etc. Call 863-697-8906 ServicesFOR SALE CLEAN FILL DIRT $100/PER LOAD. CONTACT ROTOR VEHICAL. PHONE 863-623-8249 MOBILE 863-801-8921 Special NoticeFOR SALE NEW LEATHER RECLINER PD. $365.00 WILL SELL FOR $275.00 NEW ROLLER/WALKING CHAIR PD. $150.00 WILL SELL FOR $100.00 O.B.O. CALL BILL 763-3728 Shop here first! The classified ads 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!CLASS A -CDL DRIVER must have DOT medical, drug free & clean driving history. 2.5 yrs. tanker endorsement. Call 863.467-9800. M-F 9:00 to 4:00. DRIVERS: $5,000 Sign-On Bonus! Great Pay! Consistent Freight, Great Miles on this Regional Account. Werner Enterprises: 1-855-517-2488 Employment Part Time Grand Oaks Assisted Living Community PT Cook Needed. Level II Background check, physical and drug testing required. Apply in Person M-F 203 SE 2nd Street 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 Part TimePart time Sales Person to man Home Depot A/C & Heating booth, sales and trade show a plus, will train. Call 863-385-2665 or email info@advancedairsebring.com Retired Couple or Individual NeededPart-time at local rv resort for of ce and maintenance work. Please apply in person between 9am and 12 pm. Waters Edge Motorcoach & RV Resort, 12766 US Highway 441 SE, Okeechobee, FL, 863-357-5757 Reading a newspaper helps you understand the world around you. No wonder newspaper readers are more successful people! Business Opportunities NOTICEIndependent Newspapers will never accept any advertisement that is illegal or considered fraudulent. In all cases of questionable value, such as promises of guaranteed income from work-athome programs if it sounds too good to be true, chances are that it is. If you have questions or doubts about any ad on these pages, we advise that before responding or sending money ahead of time, you check with the Better Business Bureau at 772-878-2010 for previous complaints. Some 800 and 900 telephone numbers may require an extra charge, as well as long distance toll costs. We will do our best to alert our reader of these charges in the ads, but occasionally we may not be aware of the charges. Therefore, if you call a number out of your area, use caution. Horses HORSESHOEING Trim your horse for 35.00 but if you have 10 horses or more, the price is 30.00. call me my # (954)319-1064. Mauro Need a few more bucks to purchase something deer? Pick up some extra bucks when you sell your used items in the classifeids. Apartments Beautiful Samanthas Garden Apartments 2BR/2BA, in town, W&D, $800 mo. + sec. dep. Call (863)467-9250 or (863)634-5780. EFFICIENCY 1BR furnished, for 1 person, Includes Utilities & Direct TV w/all movie channels $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 2br. 1 1/2ba. Town House Apartment In Town, Very clean, W/D $700 mo, and sec. 863-634-3257 Condos/Townhouses RentLarge 2br./1ba. condo, pool, boat dock, Washer/Dryer, water included. $700 mo. + $500 sec. dep. No pets. 863-634-0663. Water Front Ground Flr. 1br/1ba., on water w/pool, fully furnished, includes Utilities. $775 mo. + Sec. 863-634-0663. 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 Houses RentOKEECHOBEE CITY: 2/1 Home, 1 car carport, c/air & appliances included. 310 NE 4th Ave. $700 mo. 1st, last & $500 sec. dep. required. (863)467-5965 Office Space Rent Time To Move In Is Now First 2 Months FreeNext to Court House Commercial Space, 500 SF and up. 863-467-0651 Premier of ce space for rent In Okeechobee High traf c area one block North of Hwy 441 & 70 intersection 2,300 sq ft 7 of ces, reception area, Kitchen, storage areas, 6x8 DoubleFaced Neon Sign on Hwy 441 (N. Parrott Ave) Call 863-610-2390 or 863-610-1290 For More Information. Rental NeededRENTAL NEEDED STARTING JULY (FLEXIBLE). 3 OR 4 BEDROOM CBS OR FRAME HOME. LONG TERM LEASE, HAVE A DOG. CALL 561-254-5998 OR 863-801-5769 How do you find a job in todays competitive market? In the employment section of the classifieds Mobile Home RentBUCKHEAD RIDGE 2bd./2ba Dble Wide. $500 mo. plus sec. No pets. Call 863-763-4031 Mobile HomeSaleFOR SALE OR LONG TERM LEASE, 2BD/2BA ON BEAUTIFUL RENTAL LOT. DOCK WITH DIRECT ACCESS TO THE LAKE. 217-521-9718 OLDER 3BD/1.5BA TRAILER IN 55 PLUS PARK, ON TAYLOR CREEK NEXT TO BOAT RAMP, COVERED CARPORT, NICE OUTBUILDING, MOTIVATED SELLER $6,200.00 O.B.O. 863-623-4303 OR 731-535-1810 One mans trash is another mans treasure. Turn your trash to treasure with an ad in the classifieds. When doing those chores is doing you in, its time to look for a helper in the classifieds. Campers/RVsWanted all Travel Trailers, Motor Homes and Fifth Wheels. Any Condition, Cash paid on the spot Call 941-347-7171 Autos WantedCASH FOR CARS No Title Needed, Any Condition. 268junk.com Located in Okeechobee Call (863)268-5865 Love the earth Recycle your used items by selling them in the classifieds. Looking for a place to hang your hat? Look no further than the classifieds. Grab a bargain from your neighbors garage, attic, basement or closet in todays classifieds. Buying a car? Look in the classifieds. Selling a car? Look in the classifieds. How fast can your car go? It can go even faster when you sell it in the classifieds. Your new home could be in todays paper. Have you looked for it? Your next job could be in todays classifieds. Did you look for it? Join all the people who say, I sold it in the classifieds. 15 Okeechobee News June 4, 2014

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Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 19TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 2012 CA 56 TD BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, Plaintiff, vs. KEITH A. GOODBREAD, et al., Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to the Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated October 16, 2013 (the Judgment), and Order Granting Plaintiffs Motion to Postpone Foreclosure Sale dated March 25, 2014, entered in Civil Case No. 2012-CA-56 of the Circuit Court of the Nineteenth Judicial Circuit in and for Okeechobee County, Florida, in which TD BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, is Plaintiff and KEITH A. GOODBREAD and UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF KEITH A. GOODBREAD n/k/a BRANDI GOODBREAD are Defendants. The Clerk of Court will sell the Property as de ned in the Judgment and as set forth below at a public sale on July 2, 2014, at 11:00 a.m. to the highest bidder, for cash in the Jury Assembly Room at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 2nd Floor, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 34972, in accordance with Section 45.031, Florida Statutes. The highest bidder for purposes of this Notice of Sale, is de ned as the party who bids the largest amount of money to purchase the Property (as de ned below) and who completes the sale in a timely fashion, as hereinafter set out. The one who bids the largest amount of money to purchase the Property (as de ned below) shall be permitted to complete the sale by delivering to the Clerk, the balance of such bid, over and above the deposit, by 3:00 p.m. on the day of the sale. The following property located in Okeechobee, Florida, is the subject of this Notice of Sale: Lot 12, Crooked Creek Plantation Unit 1, according to the plat thereof, as recorded in Plat Book 5, Pages 77 and 78, Public Records of Okeechobee County, Florida together with all existing or subsequently erected or af xed buildings, improvements, and xtures (the Property). Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens, must le a claim within 60 days after the sale. DATED on April 2, 2014. SHARON ROBERTSON Clerk of Circuit Court BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk 464903 ON 6/4,11/2014 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION CASE NO. 2013-CA-000006 ALS V-CCG, LLC, Plaintiff; VS. THE UNKNOWN HEIRS, BENEFICIARIES, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES,LIENORS, CREDITORS, TRUSTEES AND ALL OTHERS WHO MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST IN THE ESTATE OF EVELYN L. PERDUE, DECEASED., et.al. Defendant(s). NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated April 8, 2014 and entered in case number 2013-CA-000006 of the Circuit Court of the Nineteenth Judicial Circuit in and for Okeechobee County, Florida, wherein ALS V-CCG, LLC, is the Plaintiff and THE UNKNOWN HEIRS, BENEFICIARIES, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES,LIENORS, CREDITORS, TRUSTEES AND ALL OTHERS WHO MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST IN THE ESTATE OF EVELYN L. PERDUE, DECEASED; JEANETTE PERDUE; OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA; UNKNOWN TENANT # 1 N/K/A CAROLYN HERNANDEZ; UNKNOWN TENANT # 2 N/K/A ALICIA HORNACK are the Defendant(s). Sharon Robertson as the Clerk of the Circuit Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash, in the Jury Assembly Room, 2nd Fl., Okeechobee County Judicial Center 312 NW 3rd St., Okeechobee, FL 34972, at 11:00 AM on July 2 ,2014, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: THE EAST 1/2 OF LOT 18 AND ALL OF LOTS 19 AND 20, OF BLOCK 17, NORTHWEST ADDITION TO OKEECHOBEE, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 1, PAGE 25, 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 lb pendens must le a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated this 10th day of April, 2014. Sharon Robertson As Clerk of the Court BY: Sandra L. Creech As Deputy Clerk IMPORTANTIf you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Corrie Johnson, ADA Coordinator, 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. 465010 ON 6/4,11/2014 Public Notice Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION CASE NO. 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/K/A 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 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 2010 CA 560 JUDGE: GARY L. SWEET TD BANK, NA., as Successor in Interest to RIVERSIDE NATIONAL BANK OF FLORIDA by and through FDIC as Receiver Plaintiff, VS. WATERDANCE FARM, LLC; CHARLES STARK and N.F. ANTHONY SEIBERT; UNKNOWN TENANTS IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY; AMBER ACRES PROPERTY OWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC.; and BRIDGEWATER CROSSING, LLC Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE The Clerk of the Circuit Court hereby gives notice of the following foreclosure sale in the above referenced matter: A. The Property to be sold is: LOTS 5 AND 6 OF AMBER ACRES, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 7, PAGE 90, PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, Commonly Known as 551 and 625 NE 39th Blvd., Okeechobee, Florida 34972 having Real Property Tax Identi cation Numbers 1033735001000000050 and 1033735001000000060. B. The Clerks Sale will take place on JULY 2, 2014 at 11:00 AM, in the Jury Assembly Room, 2nd Floor, Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 34972. C. The sale will be made pursuant to the Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated April 28, 2014; D. TD BANK, N.A., as Successor in Interest to Riverside National Bank of Florida by and through FDIC as Receiver v. WATERDANCE FARM, LLC; CHARLES STARK and N.F. ANTHONY SEIBERT; UNKNOWN TENANTS IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY; AMBER ACRES PROPERTY OWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC.; and BRIDGEWATER CROSSING, LLC; CASE NO.: 2010 CA 560 E. This sale is being made by Sharon Robertson, Clerk of the Circuit Court, Okeechobee County of the Circuit Court, Nineteenth Judicial Circuit, by and through a deputy Clerk of Court. F. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must le a claim within days after the sale. Dated: May 5, 2014 SHARON ROBERTSON CLERK OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY COURT BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk Pursuant to .031(2), F.S., this notice must be published once a week for two consecutive weeks in a newspaper of general circulation in the county where the sale is to be held with the second publication being at least ve days prior to the sale date.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 Carrie 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. 465324 ON 6/4,11/2014 Public Notice Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 47-2012-CA-000307 WELLS FARGO BANK, NA, Plaintiff, VS. JAMES F. RAYMOND, JR. et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Mortgage Foreclosure dated March 3, 2014 and entered in Case No. 47-2012CA-000307 of the Circuit Court of the NINETEENTH Judicial Circuit in and for OKEECHOBEE County, Florida wherein WELLS FARGO BANK, NA is the Plaintiff and JAMES F. RAYMOND, JR.; CARRIE GUENTHER; THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF JAMES F. RAYMOND, JR.; THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF CARRIE GUENTHER; TENANT #1, TENANT #2, TENANT #3, and TENANT #4 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 2nd day of July, 2014, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: LOT 6 OTTER CREEK ESTATES UNIT ONE ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 6, PAGE 29,OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. TOGETHER WITH A CERTAIN 2005 FLEETWOOD MOBILE HOME LOCATED THEREON AS A FIXTURE AND APPURTENANCE THERETO VIN# GAFL475A76420AV21 AND GAFL475B76420AV21. A/K/A 17531 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 March 4, 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 F11033961 WELLSLPS-SPECFNMA--Team 6 F11033961**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 Omwen 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. 463955 ON 6/4,11/2014 Public Notice Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.: 2012-CA-221 TD BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, Plaintiff, VS. ASQUITH DENZIL BODDEN, II a/k/a ASQUITH D. BODDEN, II; SHERRI LEANN BODDEN a/k/a SHERRI L. BODDEN; and JOHN DOE and JANE DOE, unknown parties in possession, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to the Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated February 21, 2014 (the Judgment), entered in Civil Case No. 2012-CA-221 of the Circuit Court of the Nineteenth Judicial Circuit in and for Okeechobee County, Florida, in which TD BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, is Plaintiff, and ASQUITH DENZIL BODDEN, II a/k/a ASQUITH D. BODDEN, II, SHERRI LEANN BODDEN a/k/a SHERRI L. BODDEN, and PATRICIA CRABTREE f/k/a JANE DOE are Defendants. The Clerk of Court will sell the Property as de ned in the Judgment and as set forth at a public sale on July 2, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. to the highest bidder, for cash in the Jury Assembly Room at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 2nd Floor, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 34972, in accordance with Section 45.031, Florida Statutes. The highest bidder for purposes of this Notice of Sale, is de ned as the party who bids the largest amount of money to purchase the Property (as de ned below) and who completes the sale in a timely fashion, as hereinafter set out. The one who bids the largest amount of money to purchase the Property (as de ned below) shall be permitted to complete the sale by delivering to the Clerk, the balance of such bid, over and above the deposit, by 3:00 p.m. on the day of the sale. The following property located in Okeechobee, Florida, is the subject of this Notice of Sale: Portions of Lots 1 through 5, inclusive, of Block 1, Plat of Consolidated Farm Lands, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 1, Page 5 of the Public Records of Okeechobee County, Florida, and being described as follows: Commencing at the intersection of the West line of Section 31, Township 37 South, Range 36 East, Okeechobee County, Florida, and the Northerly right-of-way line of State Road 15; thence bear South 51 East along said Northerly right-of-way line a distance of 175.00 feet; thence bear North 22 East a distance of 162.90 feet to a point, said point being 200.00 feet East of the aforesaid West line of Section 31, as measured at right angles; thence bear North 00 parallel with the West line of said Section 31 a distance of 2215.30 feet; thence bear South 55 East a distance of 300.20 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING; thence bear North 31 East a distance of 731.06 feet; thence bear South 51 East a distance of 1200.44 feet to the Westerly right-of-way line of Canal No. 1, as shown on the Plat of said Consolidated Farm Lands; thence bear South 31 West along said Westerly right-of-way line a distance of 2328.05 feet; thence bear North 51 West a distance of 337.61 feet to the East line of that certain parcel of land described in Of cial Record Book 100, Page 579, Public Records of Okeechobee County, Florida; thence bear North 25 East along said East line a distance of 1524.90 feet; thence bear North 43 West along the North line of the aforesaid parcel a distance of 718.60 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING. LESS AND EXCEPT said lands described in Of cial Records Book 412, Page 1740, of the Public Records of Okeechobee County, Florida, together with all existing or subsequently erected or af xed buildings, improvements, and xtures (the Property). Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens, must le a claim within 60 days after the sale. DATED on February 25, 2014. SHARON ROBERTSON Clerk of Circuit Court BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk 463089 ON 6/4,11/2014 Public Notice 16 Okeechobee News June 4, 2014 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO: 2012-CA-000328 JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION Plaintiff, VS. CINDY L. CHIPMAN; DAVID G. CHIPMAN; CLERK OF THE COURT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, A POLITICAL SUBDIVISION OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA; THE VANTAGE DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION, and any unknown heirs, devisees, grantees, creditors, and other unknown persons or unknown spouses claiming by, through and under any of the above-named Defendants, and states Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE is hereby given that the undersigned Clerk of the Circuit Court of Okeechobee County, Florida, will on the 2nd day of July, 2014, at 11:00 am in the Jury Assembly Room 2nd Floor Okeechobee 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 of ESTHER ELIZABETH SIMMONS, a/k/a ELIZABETH E. SIMMONS., deceased, whose date of death was MARCH 25, IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 2012-CA-449 T D BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, Plaintiff, V S. BRENT D. BRAASCH; EDNA CORNELIUS, as Personal Representative of the Estate of Carl Lohrey; and JOHN DOE and JANE DOE, unknown parties in possession, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to the Final Judgement of Foreclosure dated September 19, 2013 (the Judgement), and Order Granting Plaintiffs Motion to Postpone Foreclosure Sale dated March 25, 2014, entered in Civil Case No. 2012 CA 449 of the Circuit Court of the Nineteenth Judicial Circuit in and for Okeechobee County, Florida, in which TD BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, is Plaintiff, and BRENT D. BRAASCH, EDNA CORNELIUS, as Personal Representative of the Estate of Carl Lohrey, and JANE DOE n/k/a MAUREEN MCKINNEY are Defendants. The Clerk of Court will sell the Property as de ned in the Judgment and as set forth below at a public sale on July 2, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. to the highest bidder, for cash in the Jury Assembly Room at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 2nd Floor, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 34972, in accordance with Section 45.031, Florida Statutes. The highest bidder for purposes of this Notice of Sale, is de ned as the party who bids the largest amount of money to purchase the Property (as de ned below) and who completes the sale in a timely fashion, as hereinafter set out. The one who bids the largest amount of money to purchase the Property (as dened below) shall be permitted to complete the sale by delivering to the Clerk, the balance of such bid, over and above the deposit, by 3:00 p.m. on the day of the sale. The following property located in Okeechobee, Florida, is the subject of this Notice of Sale: Lot 251, TAYLOR CREEK ISLES SECTION ONE, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 59, Public Records of Okeechobee County, Florida Together with a 2005 Fleetwood Mobile Home Model 3482L title to which is being retired in the public records of Okeechobee County Florida together with all existing or subsequently erected or af xed buildings, improvements, and xtures (the Property). Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens, must le a claim within 60 days after the sale. DATED on April 2, 2014. SHARON ROBERTSON Clerk of Circuit Court BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk 465095 ON 6/4,11/2014 Grab a bargain from your neighbors garage, attic, basement or closet in todays classifieds.County Judicial Center, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 34972, offer for sale and sell at public outcry to the highest and best bidder for cash, the following-described property situate in Okeechobee County, Florida: Lot 58, TREASURE ISLAND UNIT NO. 11 ADDITION, according to the Plat thereof, recorded in Plat Book 5, Page 53, Public Records of Okeechobee County, Florida. TOGETHER WITH A 1981 SINGLE WIDE MOBILE HOME SERIAL NUMBER: 10L13005, TITLE NUMBER 19066374. pursuant to the Final Judgment entered in a case pending in said Court, the style of which is indicated above. Any person or entity claiming an interest in the surplus, if any, resulting from the foreclosure sale, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens, must le a claim on same with the Clerk of Court within 60 days after the foreclosure sale. WITNESS my hand and of cial seal of said Court this 4th day of March, 2014.AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT. If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Corrie Johnson, ADA Coordinator, 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711.SHARON ROBERTSON CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk 463954 ON 6/4,11/2014 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 of the personal representative and the personal representatives attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against the decedents 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 decedents 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 DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of the rst publication of 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 Answers on page 17

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17 Okeechobee News June 4, 2014 BUSINESS&SERVICEDIRECTORY AIR CONDITIONING ATTORNEYS WANTED TO BUY ADVERTISE HERE FURNITURE LOCAL DONATIONS HEALTH FOODS 863-763-67427/24 SERVICE FOR OUR CUSTOMERS208 SW 5thAve. OkeechobeeEMORY WALKER EMORY WALKER CO. INC. CO. INC.Air Conditioning & RefrigerationCAC042747 CAC014022 CAC057129Serving the Lake Area for 40 Years! 763-8391CACO 2349924/7 Emergency ServiceSenior Citizen Discount FREE Estimates on System Replacements. We Sell The Best And Service The Rest! HOSKINS, TURCO, LLOYD & LLOYD HoskinsTurco.com 212 S. Parrott Ave Okeechobee357-5800 Local donations helping Local peopleA ministry with a heart for the hurtingFREE PICKUPOkeechobee Campus 7595 NE 128th Ave, Okeechobee, FL863-763-4224www.faithfarm.orgAccepting donations of household goods. Elliotts Pawn Shop419 W.S. Park St. 863.763-5553W e B u y S c r a p G o l d S i l v e r a n d C o i n s Rebecca Boldt Hamilton, P.A.REBECCA H. BOLDT, Esq. RICHARD W. SEYMOUR, Esq. 863-467-1894 An Aordable Way to Advertise! email: okeeadsales@newszap.com ACROSS 1 Cabbage side 5 Airplane maneuver 10 Cookbook amts. 14 Go it alone 15 Wild West movie 16 Peter Fondas beekeeper 17 Nursery school adhesive 18 Generic product 20 Southern Florida trail thats a portmanteau of the two cities it connects 22 Generating, as interest on an account 23 Move covertly 25 Berts buddy 26 Xbox One, for one 30 Indiana hoopster 31 Aegean island 32 Computer input 36 Hold the title to 37 Referees call 41 Young fellow 42 Barely makes, with out 44 Toyota __4: SUV model 45 Desert stopover 47 Image on many tie-dyed shirts 51 Woodland deity 54 Singer Lisa et al. 55 Readying a field, say 58 Fortified position 62 Anglers I dont have to throw this one back, and hint to the first word of 18-, 26-, 37and 47Across 64 Rooney of Minutes 65 Sly look 66 Packed like sardines 67 Subject of adoration 68 Family chart 69 Group in pews 70 Old-timey not DOWN 1 NCO rank 2 Kinks girl who walks like a woman and talks like a man 3 University grad 4 Cry of distress 5 Like some rays and dust 6 Spanglish speaker, often 7 Who am __ argue? 8 Little more than 9 La __ Tar Pits 10 Show embarrassment 11 Done in, as a dragon 12 Old Finnish cent 13 Marsh plant 19 Belgian composer Jacques 21 Make aware 24 Evel on a bike 26 Stare unsubtly 27 Pimply condition 28 U.S./Canadas __ Canals 29 Sch. whose mascot is Brutus Buckeye 30 The Raven poet 33 Furthermore 34 Wagger on the dog 35 Promos 38 401(k) kin, briefly 39 Apple product 40 Burial places 43 Surreptitious data-collecting computer program 46 Choose not to vote 48 Estrada of CHiPs 49 Amen! 50 Every September, say 51 Like milk on the floor 52 Modify 53 Were off __ the wizard ... 56 Playwright Simon 57 Rowlands of Gloria 59 Ancient Andean 60 Fragrance 61 Part of a Broadway address 63 Hawaiian dish By Jack McInturff ()2014TibCALLC 04/29/14 04/29/14 ANSWER TO PREVIOUS PUZZLE: Edited by Rich Norris and Joyce Nichols Lewis xwordeditor@aol.com Crossword Puzzle Reading a newspaper helps you get more out of life.No wonder newspaper readers have more fun! Special to the Okeechobee News Circle your calendar for Saturday, June 14. The Rotary Club of Okeechobee and the Philippine American Cultural Foundation of Florida, Inc. are having an authentic island luau. The event starts at 6 p.m. with an open bar, music by Okeechobees Chobee Steelers and native island ame throwers/dancers. In keeping with the exotic air, they will also have a Chinese auction and a 50/50 raf e to bene t the Okeechobee High School Band uniform fund. Tiki torches will add that extra air, transforming you to far away places. The menu consists of roasted pig (cooked on a spit, island style), chicken kabobs, sh skewers, island-style veggies and caloriefree desserts! Pop-up tents will house the different food groups for you to sample and enjoy; the gazebo will have non alcoholic, Hawaiian style, punch. At 7 p.m., Salsa South Seas Productions from Orlando take the stage. Their performances include original island ame throwers, hula dancers and island music. In conjunction with their performance, there will be a hula hoop contest and a limbo bar! (How low can you go?) The Philippine American Cultural Center, on Southwest 16th Street behind Okeechobee Fishing Headquarters on S.R. 78, is the location for this outdoor event. While we furnish tables and folding chairs, you are free to bring your lawn chairs. And, if you choose, valet service to park your vehicle (aka members of the OHS band) will be available. There are sponsorships for the event: The Frangipani (presenting sponsor) is $1,200; the Hibiscus (table sponsor) is $650; the Flame Thrower (Entertainment) is $500 (3 available); and the Tiki Torch sponsor is $300. For more information as to the number of included tickets, as well as the advertising bene ts to each level, contact Donn a Gaiser (phone number below). The price of admission is $40 per person for a trip to the islands, via Okeechobee, open bar, island cuisine and action-packed, unique entertainment. Proceeds from the event go to OHS band uniforms, the Philippine American Cultural Foundation and Rotary charities. Tickets are for sale at CenterState Bank, from Rotarians or call Donn a Gaiser at 863-610-9416. Rotary Club to host island luau

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ORTHOPAEDICS By Dr. Ramesh Kumar Big Lake Cancer CenterHow many cancer patients would jump up and consider a treatment option that is proven to be highly effective, does not need surgery, painless, completed in 5 days or less, without signi cant side effects, w hile continuing to maintain their full level of activity and function? Radio surgery is a technique that utilizes specialized machines that allow large amounts of radiation to be delivered with sub millimeter accuracy What is Cyberknife Radiation Therapy? Submitted Photo/Big Lake Cancer Center Cyberknife: Cutting edge technology at w ork for our patients in Okeechobee.procedures on the brain by getting treated with Cyberknife. Patients with cancers of the brain, spine, lung and prostate are but a few of the cancers that can be helped with one to ve sessions of Radio Surgery. An article that was published in the Journal of the American Medical Association in 2010 showed that patients with patients with lung cancer who received Radiosurgery had a survival rate of 55.8% at 3 years versus 20 to 35% for those patients treated with traditional radiation over several weeks. As one of our patients commented, if it is good for patients at Stanford University, it is good for patients from the Okeechobee area! If you or someone you know has any form of cancer, please call us so we can explore the possibility of treating it with this cutting edge technology. This 4.5 million dollar machine is available at the of ces of Dr. Kumar in Saint Lucie County. Courtesy transportation is available to get to this of ce for those patients in need. Please call 863467-9500 for more information. FAMILY MEDICINE Hablamos Espaol Same Day Appointments Aliated with Raulerson Hospital RaulersonPrimaryCare.com 202 NE 2nd Avenue Suites 3 & 4 Okeechobee, FL 34972 We Treat Kids Too!Monday Thursday 8:00 a.m. :00 p.m. Friday 8:00 a.m. 4:00 p.m.(863) 467-2159 Dr. Zynab HassanBoard Certied by the American Board of Family PhysiciansFamily Physician Pediatrics Physicals Family Care & Medicine Womens Health Well-child visits Welcome to Medicare visits CANCER?15 Minute chat with Dr. Kumar, at no charge, to discuss Advanced Treatment options personalized just for you.Limited Appointments. CALL NOW 863-467-9500Big Lake Cancer Center1115 North Parrott Avenue, Okeechobee Exceeding patients expectations~ every day! RADIATION ONCOLOGISTS Benjamin Epstein, D.O.Dr. Epstein is an experienced orthopaedic surgeon, who has been in practice for 20 years. Dr. Epstein For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 863-357-0540. Most insurances and Medicare are accepted. We Treat Kids Too!Great Orthopaedic CareRight Here in OkeechobeeOrthopaedic Specialists at Raulerson offers a full range of orthopaedic services including: Total Hip and Knee Replacements Arthroscopic Surgery & Sports Medicine Pediatric Orthopedics Work Related injuries thereby killing the cancers without damaging surrounding normal tissues. It is as simple as going out to get a chest x-ray! Cyberknife Robotic Radio surgery system, created at Stanford University over 10 years ago is unique and better than other systems in the fact that it is the only Radio surgery system that can achieve what is called real-time tracking and killing of tumor. What kind of patients can be helped by Cyberknife? There are several situations too numerous to mention here where Cyberknife would be extremely useful and safe. The following are just a few of them: Patients with Trigeminal Neuralgia, pituitary tumors and tumors of the acoustic nerve called Acoustic Neuroma can avoid major surgical GYNECOLOGY Caring Evaluation and Treatment of Womens Health Issues J E. Bbtn Laparoscopy Hysterectomy Urogynecology Pelvic Prolapse Infertility Minimally Invasive Surgery Hysteroscopy Menstrual Abnormalities Endometriosis Urinary Incontinence Loss of Libido Sterilization Menopausal Disorders 1713 Hwy 441 N. Suite F, Okeechobee, FL 863-763-8000 18 Okeechobee News June 4, 2014

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Northside Baptist Church, 51 N.W. 98th St., will hold Vacation Bible School, June 9-13, from 5:30-7 p.m., for children preschool through grade 6. Great activities and delicious snacks are planned for each evening. Let your children learn about Jesus and his teachings in a fun, engaging environment. Call 863-4470774 if you have any questions. A family movie will be shown free to the public at Peace Lutheran Church on Friday, J une 6. Bring a chair and a blanket and enjoy a popular family movie outside on the lawn. Free drinks and popcorn will be served. The movie will start at 8 p.m. Peace Lutheran Church will honor students who graduate from high school on Sunday, June 8, during the services at 8:30 and at 10:30 a.m. Everyone is welcome. Haven of Rest Church, 912 N.W. Second St. would like to invite you to a weekly Bible study and or youth service every Thursday at 7 p.m. For information, call Pastor Tom Velie at 863-357-3053. Peace Lutheran Church Vacation Bible School is scheduled for July 7-ll at Peace Lutheran Church,750 N.W. 23rd Lane, Okeechobee. It is for ages 3 through fth graders. For information, call 863-763-5042. Oakview Baptist Church will hold Vacation Bible School for ages 3 years through adults Monday, June 16 through Friday, June 20, from 6 to 9 p.m. Register online at www. oakviewbaptist.com under Forms or come to the church of ce, 677 S.W. 32nd Street, to pick up a registration form. For information, call 863-763-1699 or e-mail cbartlett@oakbc. org. Okeechobee Missionary Baptist Church, 4212 Hwy. 441 North, will 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 information call 863-3576500. Okeechobee Christian Church, 3055 S.E. 18th Terrace (Charles Harvey Highway), w ill host Vacation Bible School from June 9 to J une 13, from 6 to 8:30 p.m. each day. This y ears VBS is called Weird Animals, where J esus 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 information, call 863-763-1699. The Gathering Church, 1735 S.W. 24th A ve., invites you to attend Living Free a Christian recovery group for women on Tuesday nights at 7 p.m. For 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. The support group will meet every Monday at 6 p.m. and Tuesday at 2 p.m. at 1735 S.W. 24th Ave. For 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 dont eat, or you can have a great breakfast for only $5. Brandon Tucker and Pastor Jim Benton are the speakers. For information, call 863-532-2482. Gathering in Grace and Prayer meets every Wednesday at 7:45 a.m. in the park at the pavilion. All are welcome. 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 of Gods Word (KJV) and a church family with a heart of love. Wednesday evening prayer and Bible study is at 7 p.m. For information, call 863-763-0669. Northside Baptist Church invites all to join the church for old-fashioned preaching based on the Bible, God-focused prayer, hymns we grew up on, Southern-Gospel favorites, with piano and bass duets on Sundays at 10:45 a.m. and 6 p.m., with Sunday School at 9:45 a.m. and Prayer Meeting on Wednesdays at 6 p.m. Northside Baptist is located about 6 miles north on 441 at 51 NW 98th St. REHAB THERAPY/ NURSING HOME We Love to We Love to Care! Care! Okeechobee Okeechobee Health Care Facility Health Care Facility1646 U.S. Highway 441 North 863-763-2226Five-Star Rated Family-Owned &Operated, OHCF has been Providing Rehab & Residential Care to Okeechobee & the Surrounding Communities Since 1984Rehab, Physical, Occupational, Speech and Out-Patient Therapy Long-Term Nursing Care Available 7 Days a Week/24 Hours a Day Secure Dementia and Alzheimers Memory-Care Wing Delicious Dietitian-Planned MealsStimulating &Fun Daily Activities OPHTHALMOLOGY/ OPTOMETRY/OPTICAL 520 S.Parrott Ave. Okeechobee Website:www.opticalgalleryeyecare.comOptical Gallery 763-4334763-3403 357-4899Medicare/Medicaid and Most VisionPlans Accepted Comprehensive Eye and Contact Lens Exams Advanced Cataract Microsurgery Diabetic Eye Exams Glaucoma Evaluation & Treatment State of the Art Complete Optical Laboratory Eyeglasses & Contact Lenses Richard L. Soldinger, O.D. David J. Underill, O.D. Board Certified Optometrists Silviano Matamoros, M.D. Board Certified Eye Physician & Surgeon UROLOGY DAVID A. SIGALOW, M.D.Board Certi ed In UrologySpecializing in: Adult & Pediatric Urology Bladder & Kidney Infections Impotence/Implants No Scalpel Vasectomy 215 N.E. 19th Dr. Okeechobee 863-763-0217 Available Now!The 2013 2014 Medical Information Guidespecialsections.newszap.com 19 Okeechobee News June 4, 2014 Churches plan family movie, special services and Bible School Special to the Okeechobee NewsApplebees grand reopeningOn May 20, Applebees of Okeechobee held a ribbon cutting in honor of the remodeling process completion and a new corporation taking over. Doherty Enterprises recently took over Applebees. Those attending included (left to right, front row) Applebees 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 Maureen Burroughs, 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 OConnor, County Commissioner Frank 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 Frank DeCarlo, Okeechobee Mainstreet promotions director Mark Bragel, apple mascot Danielle Arnold and bee mascot Charlie Laughlin.

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Tickets: $40:00 available at CenterState Bank or call 863-610-9416 LORDY, LORDY LOOK WHO'S 40 HAPPY BIRTHDAY, CINDY! LOVE MAMA AND DADDY AND FAMILY CINDY BIRTHDAY 20 Okeechobee News June 4, 2014 By Charles M. MurphyOkeechobee News Drayton Billie scored touchdowns on runs of 10 and 7 yards and the Purple defense held the White to 130 total yards as the Purple squad won the annual varsity intrasquad football game 22-12 Friday night at Brahman Stadium. Billie ran for 39 yards while G.W. Jarriel added 55 yards rushing and a 16-yard reception. Terrance Boswell had 18 yards and a rushing touchdown for the Purple. He also grabbed a 26-yard reception. On defense Arthur Woodruff had a fumble recovery, a quarterback sack and a tackle for loss. Jacob Emmick had two interceptions. Chris Epps had 48 yards on three receptions. Quarterback Trevor Thomas completed ve passes in 11 attempts for 68 yards. For the White squad, Dee Shockley threw for 66 yards and a touchdown. Marquez McLemore had two receptions for 51 yards including a 16-yard touchdown grab. Tyrone J oseph ran for 14 yards and Artavious Stallw orth ran for 51 yards and a touchdown. It was an exciting game as the varsity seemed to convert to the Pistol Wing T offense with few mistakes. Coaches did get frustrated by a couple of penalties, like personal fouls that would have hurt the team in the regular season. Two Purple touchdown passes to Zeke Matthews were also called back by penalty. Devion Wigfall had a sack and tackle for loss, Caleb Smith a tackle for loss and Angel Garcia had a quarterback sack for the White defense. Billie said it felt good to come out and execute well and have a good game. I felt con dent coming out here that we had this game. It felt good to play your own team. It was a lot of fun but nobody got too carried away, he said. The name of the game this spring has been to learn the new schemes and judging from the amount of big plays in this game, the offense is coming around. McLemore caught a 35-yard pass on a deep pass in the rst quarter and on the next play his teammates Stallworth broke loose for a 35-yard touchdown run. He said he felt both offenses did a good job learning the play book. McLemore will be called upon to be a key receiving threat next year as a returner at wide receiver. He notes itll a pretty big load to carry but hes ready for the challenge. I see big things in the future for us, he said. I think I can t into the shoes and become the number one wide receiver on this team. Boswell said he made a few mistakes but he thinks the team is learning the new scheme and will soon get the hang of it, Our starter at quarterback was hurt in practice and we had the backup in there. He did a pretty good job, he pointed out. I see a lot more intensity from the team. We are still young and learning. Head coach Chris Branham liked most of what he saw but did reprimand the team for making silly penalties. We cant have stupid penalties where we act off emotion, said the OHS coach. It was an entertaining game and we did a good job overall. Purple & White scrimmage held Okeechobee News/Charles MurphyDrayton Billie (#4) takes a handoff from quarterback Trevor Thomas during Fridays game. Billies two touchdowns were the difference in the game. Okeechobee News/Charles MurphyDee Shockley stands in amidst a heavy rush from Arthur Woodruff during the Purple and White game held Friday.