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Wednesday, June 11, 2014 50¢ plus ta x Vol. 105 No. 70 12.33 feetLast Year: 13.84 feet Lake Levels See page 4 for information about how to contact this newspaper. Miss Rodeo pageant returns ... Page 5 Father’s Day special section Inside Local youngster serves as page ... Page 8 By Charles M. MurphyOkeechobee News The Okeechobee High School class of 2014 celebrated their graduation Saturday before a large crowd at the Okeechobee Ag Civic Center. A total of 317 diplomas were handed out by Superintendent of Schools Ken Kenworthy. OHS Principal Toni Wiersma said the class of 2014 continued the tradition of OHS graduates with respect, integrity, dependability and OHS graduates 317 for 2014 Okeechobee News/ Tammi KellyKourtney Buhlmaier’s cap sums up the feelings of the 317 graduates of the class of 2014 at graduation ceremonies on Saturday, June 7, at the Agri-Civic Center. Local middle schools square off in spring grid match ... Page 20 By Eric KoppOkeechobee News Okeechobee County commissioners and Sheriff Paul May are in a good ol’ fashioned stare down and no one is blinking. The reason for that staring match — the Okeechobee County Jail. It’s sitting there on N.W. Fourth Street but, apparently, nobody wants it. When the Okeechobee County Board of County Commissioners meet Thursday, June 12, they are expected to vote against taking over operation of the jail. The board maintains it is Sheriff May’s responsibility to run it. Meanwhile, the sheriff is planning on turning it over to the county. This is all due to the battle between the county and Sheriff May over his budget. The sheriff maintains he cannot safely operate the jail with what the county is willing to give him, so he is going to turn it over to them at the end of this scal year. County expected to nix taking jail By Eric KoppOkeechobee News After stopping a car for running a stop sign, detectives from the Okeechobee Narcotics Task Force arrested a local man on felony drug charges and for having a gun, reportedly stolen from Lee County. While the .32 caliber Walther handgun was unloaded, a task force detective said Tuesday the gun was apparently stolen in 2001. Michael Gonzalez, 43, and Cynthia Darlene Lambert, 41, were both arrested on felony drug charges Monday afternoon, June 9. Gonzalez, S.E. Fifth St., was charged with the felonies of possession of a controlled Report: Meth and stolen gun found in car S ource: South Florida Water M anagement District. Depth given in feet above sea level See GRAD — Page 3 See COUNTY — Page 5 See METH — Page 5 If you go ....WHAT : Okeechobee County Commission meeting WHEN : Thursday, June 12, 9 a.m. WHERE : Historic County Courthouse, 304 N.W. Second St. WATCH LIVE ONLINE AT: http:// www.co. okeechobee. .us Cynthia D. Lambert Michael Gonzalez

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By Charles M. MurphyOkeechobee NewsLaPorche Morris won the Most Valuable Player Award and Tiffany Bowers took home the Brahman Award at the Okeechobee High School Flag Football banquet held Wednesday. Coach Jimmy Mills said the varsity team played very competitive and close games this y ear but were hit by a run of bad luck and injuries to key players. He expected more this y ear but noted it was hard to regroup when four starters were lost on the offensive side of the ball at mid season. He said the team should be improved next year. ”I thought we did pretty well with what w ent on. We changed our four starters mid season due to injury and various things and it w as kind of tough on offense,” said the OHS coach. “The defense did a great job containing some high-powered offenses,” Mills told the returning players to try and w ork on their skills in the off season and go out and throw the football around some. He noted most of the girls also play other sports w hich can also help their coordination and conditioning. “Flag football is a secondary sport for most of them so it’s hard to get them out to play football, but they do get involved in other sports. My advice is to stay sharp and stay in shape and when we get you for three months w e’ll do the best we can,” he added. Morris led the team with 14 touchdowns and was the team’s biggest scoring threat. She said it felt good to win the MVP trophy because it showed that she worked hard. She said a late touchdown that helped beat South Fork was her best memory this year. She noted her friends encouraged her to play the sport and she enjoyed it. “I think we could have done better this y ear but it was fun. I know we’ll do better next y ear,” she added. Bowers, a senior, plans to enroll at the University of South Florida campus in St. Petersburg and study biology. She wants to become a pediatric oncologist. Her brother was diagnosed with cancer when he was 17 years old and that got Tiffany interested in the medical profession. She also nished third this year in the state wrestling nals in her weight class. “I was proud of the ag football season overall. We had a lot of injuries but I’m always proud of my team. I will always remember senior night, and I really appreciate this award,” she said. Bowers caught the winning pass in the girl’s senior night victory over South Fork this year. Aaliyah Johnson was named the MVP for the junior varsity squad and Clinesha Williams was the winner of the Defensive Player of the Year Award for the JV. Johnson moved up to the varsity squad to help out their secondary late in the season. She noted the girls were bigger and faster and it was a bit tougher to play varsity ball. She said she was proud that she received the MVP trophy, “I was very excited. I really wasn’t expecting it because this was my rst year playing football and I’m proud I played hard and did what I needed to do.” Johnson predicted a lot of the younger girls will return next year and she predicted the junior varsity success will be translated to the varsity team in the next few years. Williams said she felt she did a really good job on defense this year as she accepted the defensive MVP trophy. She heard about the sport from friends and wanted to give it a try. “I kind of winged it at rst but I was proud of myself. I’ve played football with my dad (Clinton Williams) for many years. I felt the team had a great bond and when we were out on the eld we were unstoppable,” she added. Williams is also a cheerleader for the Brahmans. She plans to continue to play ag football throughout high school. Mills said he really likes the potential of the younger players in the program and he thinks they have the skills to be a winning program for the next few years. “We have a lot of athletes here and I thin k you’ll see some of these JV players become standout varsity players and I look for good things from them,” he added. The varsity went 3-7 this past year, while the JV had a strong record at 8-2. Bowers also earned a three-year letter award. Alyssa Coleman and Kelsie Chartier were scholar athletes this year as they maintained at least a 3.5 grade point average during the third nine weeks of the year during the ag football season. Kayla Orr of Okeechobee graduated in the top ten of her class on June 7, 2014 at Okeechobee High School. Kayla is the daughter of Robert and Letha Orr of Okeechobee. Kayla graduated with honors from Indian River State College on May 2, 2014 with her AA Degree and has signed with the University of Central Florida. 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Chance of rain 80%. Friday: Thunderstorms likely. High 86F. Winds SW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 90%. Okeechobee Forecast OHS ag football team honored at banquet Okeechobee News/ Charles MurphyTiffany Bowers received the Brahman Award for her team leadership skills this year from coach Jimmy Mills.

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ethics. She noted four students, Kayla Orr. A nu Baby, Erica Ruiz and Chelsea Wharin have already earned an Associate Degree from college. Thirty-one students had earned enough college credits to enter college as sophomores. Eighteen students had a least one semester of college completed. Seventy-six students received four-year science and ve-year math honor cords. Seniors deemed college ready in math and reading numbered 143. Thirty-four students received silver career technical cords for academic achievement. One hundred fty-two v ocational students received certi cates in the school's 13 different programs. Nine students received 29 on the ACT and SAT. Three students, Zane Moreland, Irfan Chadhaury and Brandon Alvarez had perfect 4.0 grade point averages. The class completed 18,821 hours of community service, and received 162 scholarships that totaled $2.57 million. Of that total, $692,740 was raised from the Okeechobee community. Class President Ana Huerta opened the ceremony by thanking parents, teachers and her classmates. She said she was thrilled to graduate but also had some nostalgic feelings. "We spent countless hours in high school waiting for this day, but now my feelings are mixed. OHS has been a haven of comfort, security and happiness for us." The four valedictorians in the class gave short speeches to congratulate their classmates, thank their parents and in uences and to thank their teachers. Irfan Chaudhary urged the class to give themselves a round of applause for this accomplishment. He also urged them to thank the people that have supported them. He also gave a pep talk to his fellow graduates to always strive for the best, "Truly embrace yourselves. Hard work will be unavoidable and it takes an effort to succeed. Don't give up or be content because extra work can get you through." Brandon McKee focused his valedictory address on being content in life. He said the things he will most remember were never on a test or in a textbook, but the memories he shared with his classmates. "Learn to live a contented life. Whatever you do just be happy doing it. Contentment is just a career or an award of having enough possessions; it is looking back and saying well done." Jake Menendez took two lines from the Robert Frost poem, "The Road Not Taken," to urge his classmates to not always do the safe thing or what society expects. "No one should feel pressured to do something just because it is something society wants. Don't take the normal route because it's normal or the different route because it's different. Take the one that makes you happy and always be yourself," he noted. Moreland's valedictory address focused on re ections of the past and the future. He said all the graduates should wish for a life that is better for their families and for themselves. "Life can be challenging but I believe it's important to embrace a challenge. Life is precious and we should show compassion toward others." Thirty-two students received bright future scholarships. Twenty-nine migrant students graduated. Three Future Farmer of America teams walked to state and were recognized as the top team in the state. Two FFA students earned state degrees and two American degrees. One earned the honor of State FFA of cer. Fifteen students decided to join the U.S. Army, one will join the U.S. Marines, and ve have joined the U.S. Navy. Honor students this year included Brandon Ball, Meaghan Bleakley, Irfan Chaudhary, Clyde Durrance IV, Tabatha Henry, Ana Huerta, Jaymee Johnson, Nicholas Kielbasa, Carissa Licata, Brandon McKee, Jake Menendez, Zane Moreland, Kayla Orr, Ryan Reister, McKenzie Richey, Raela Ridley, Rhiannon Robshaw, Rachel Roehm, Erica Ruiz, Colton Rusinko, Jaisalyn Santiago, Danyelle Shef eld, Bethany Stuart, Cody Walker, Chelsea and Jessica Wisener. Beta Club members included Brandon Alvarez, Meaghan Heather Bleakley, David Blount, Taylor Boyett, William Bunker, Irfan Chaudhary, Makayla Davis, Kaylen Fulford, Ana Huerta, Carissa Licata, Julianne Meives, Zane Moreland, Kayla Orr, Ryan Reister, Rhiannon Robshaw, Jaisalyn Santiago, Danyelle Shef eld, Bethany Stuart, Karyna Villalpando, Chelsea Wharin and Cody Walker. The class song was "See You When I See You" by Jason Aldean. The class ower was the white lily, and the class motto came from Dr. Seuss, "Sometimes you will never know the value of a moment, until it becomes a memory." Class sponsors this year were Samantha Hord Szentmartoni, and Jennifer Szentmartoni. OHS senior guidance counselor Trac y Sills wore a special white gown that included the signatures of all the graduates as a special tribute to the graduation class. Le a Hunter performed the National Anthem. Clyde Durrance, IV accepted the diplomas for the class. 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Call Big Lake 863-763-ROOF (7663) & REPAIRSROOFING 3 Okeechobee News June 11, 2014 GRADContinued From Page 1 Okeechobee News/ Tammi KellyOHS principal Toni Wiersma with the valedictorians of the Class of 2014. Left to right are Brandon McKee, Irfan Chaudhary, Jake Menendez and Zane Moreland. Ana Huerta was just one of the many beautiful caps at graduation on June 7. Rachel Roehm had one of the simple yet to-the-point caps thanking her parents at Graduation at the AgriCivic Center.

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Pit bulls Seems like it is always pits that make the news. I have four, vaccinated well-behaved pits, two cats and two elementary school age children. My dogs are in a fenced yard and come and go inside as they please. In my neighborhood there are at least two dogs w hose owners let them roam free. They are always antagonizing my dogs and hanging out by my fence. There are also young kids w ho throw rocks and sticks at my dogs and t orment them. If my dogs decide they have had enough and take off after these dogs or kids, who is to blame? Even the most wellb ehaved dog has its limits. The best way to prevent attacks is to contain and monitor y our own animals and teach your children t o respect animals instead of tease them.  Any dog will bite if it is provoked. I feel w e need to put our attention more on real problems like rapists, sex predators/offenders and drug dealers because after all they are more dangerous than a pit bull.  I have never been attacked by a pit, but a cocker spaniel ripped into my face and lips. All dogs are capable of biting.  Maybe the dog isn’t used to puppies and didn’t know how to react. I’ve had ve pit bulls and they were the sweetest dogs ever.  A dog attack is a dog attack. Many pits are very dog aggressive and the owner needs to take extra precautions to prevent its escape.  The pit bull was already on attack and had already attacked her puppy. This was no “accident.” Where was the pit bull’s owner? How was it able to attack if it was at home or leashed?  At least she just got away with an “acc idental” bite on the arm! Many people have lost entire limbs to accidental pit bull attacks. Or their entire face. Or their scalps. Or their lives.  As a parent, I would never allow a pit bull around my kids. I know it is not the dog’s fault. It all depends on how a dog is raised. And any dog can bite. But, pit bulls are very powerful and their natural ghting style can do a lot of damage. I would just not take the risk when there are so many other breeds of dogs available.  According to the ASPCA, “Pit bulls aren’t all bad. They’re not ferocious beasts to be feared and reviled. Pit bulls aren’t all good either. They have teeth and the potential to use them, just like any other dog. Their powerful bodies and persistent nature make them formidable animals. As such, they should be treated with care and respect. They require a great deal of exercise, proper training and responsible management.”  Let’s make a forum about when Chihuahuas attack. I have three and they don’t bite. but I know of about 20 that do bite.Bicycle safety The thing that really bothers me, as a driver, is when the bicycles do not stop for stop signs. Those who ride bicycles are required to stop, just like a car is. When they just roll through the stop signs, it makes it very dangerous. I don’t want to hit anyone, but they should be obeying the same traf c laws as car drivers do.  I hate to see kids riding bicycles without helmets. A head injury for a small child can cause permanent brain damage. Those brains are precious. Protect them.Turn off the phone Turn off your phone and watch the pool, lake or river. Pay attention this summer and prevent drownings.  If you turn off your phone, what if you need to dial 9-1-1?  The point is to stay off the phone and pay attention to the children when they are swimming. Don’t text or be on Facebook or any of the stuff people do on their phones.Skate park I was up at the skate park the other day with my family watching the kids skate, it was over 100 degrees. Are they ever going to put up some kind of shade sails like I have seen at other parks? June 11, 2014 4 Okeechobee News OPINION Public Forum/Speak Out Editor: Katrina Elsken Circulation Manager: Dee Gaudin Publisher: Tom ByrdSpeak Out has moved online, where i t is quicker and easier to share your i deas and converse with others. Go to w ww.newszap.com, click on the comm unity name and your local or state P ublic Forum. There, you can create n ew topics or comment on existing t opics. What follows is a sam pling of s ome of the discussions currently taki ng place. Thanks for participating! 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. Okeechobee Christian Church, 3055 S.E. 18th Terrace (Charles Harvey Highway), will host Vacation Bible School from June 9 to June 13, from 6 to 8:30 p.m. each day. This year’s VBS is called “Weird Animals,” where Jesus’ love is one-of-a-kind. Take a walk on the wild side with new friends, amazing experiments, untamed games, lip-smacking snacks, surprising adventures and incredible music. For information, call 863-467-7858. 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. Okeechobee Christian Church, 3055 S.E. 18th Terrace (Charles Harvey Highway), will host Vacation Bible School from June 9 to June 13, from 6 to 8:30 p.m. each day. This year’s VBS is called “Weird Animals,” where Jesus’ love is one-of-a-kind. Take a walk on the wild side with new friends, amazing experiments, untamed games, lip-smacking snacks, surprising adventures and incredible music. For information, call 863-467-7858. Dr. Alan Ehler from Southeastern University will preach at Fountain of Life Church, 1302 S.W. 32nd St., on Sunday, June 15. Dr. Alan Ehler is dean of College of Christian Ministries and Religion at Southeastern University in Lakeland. He has worked with eight congregations from Vancouver, B.C., to Puyallup, Wash. Dr. Ehler was lead pastor at Warm Beach Community Church near Stanwood, Wash. He also served seven years of active duty as a civil engineering of cer in the U.S. Air Force. Dr. Ehler is an ordained minister with the Assemblies of God and has served as a district presbyter, church coach, and consulter as well as in a variety of other roles. Please join us and bring a friend. If you have questions, call 863-763-8945. Buckhead Ridge Christian Church will host Vacation Bible School June 16-20 from 5:45 to 8 p.m. For more information call 863-357-6500. 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 email cbartlett@oakbc. org. The New St. Stephen A.M.E. Church family is having their Family and Friend’s Da y on June 28 at the Douglas-Brown Center at 12:30 until 2:30 p.m. The worship experience will begin at 3:00 p.m. at New St. Stephen featuring Bishop A. J. Richardson. Note: An Okeechobee Church Directory is now available at Florida.Newszap. com with addresses and service times fo r local churches, or go to www.newszap. com/okeechobeechurches. Send additions or corrections for the online directory to okeenews@newszap.com, or ll out the form provided on the website. The Okeechobee News welcomes news from area churches for this weekly column. E-mail okeenews@newszap.com. Churches plan special speakers and Vacation Bible School Special to the Okeechobee News Earnestine Roberson’s album “ Privilege & Honor,” has a powerful anointing from God to lead people to be saved, healed, delivered from any circumstances in life, and be set free. She loves praising God and started blessing people with her talent at an early age in her father’s church and continued to use the gift that God gave her 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. Her CD release has a variety o f styles ranging from contemporary gospel, praise and worship, and traditional gospel. Her main goal is to reach all nations with the good news of the gospel. Earnestine Roberson’s album debut Earnestine Roberson

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Yes, this newspaper is part of a chain.Ž But this chainŽ is unlike any other. We are owned by a journalistic trust. All after-tax profits are invested in our mission of community service through good local journalism. Staffing is local, and we seek out people who care about the community and want to stay here. How are we doing? Let us know by emailing feedback@newszap.com or call your editor.Community Service Through Journalism 5 Okeechobee News June 11, 2014 The new scal year begins Oct. 1. Without the jail, the sheriff is seeking a 2014-15 budget of $8.8 million which is for his law enforcement, administration and dispatchers only. The 2013-14 approved budget for the jail w as $5.4 million. On May 28 of this year, Sheriff May gave that same gure to county administrator Robbie Chartier indicating that is what it w ould take for him to run the jail in scal y ear 2014-15. However, at the May 22 commission meeting commissioners decided it was the sheriff's responsibility to run the facility. According to minutes from that meeting, county attorney John Cassels had researched the matter but could nd no case law stating it was the county's responsibility to operate the jail. Because of that, the board is expected to vote against taking over the operation when it meets Thursday. It is anticipated that commissioners will direct Mrs. Chartier to take whatever action is needed to enforce their decision, even if that means going to state court. Documents in the board's agenda packet for Thursday's meeting indicates county ordinance 2013-02 designates the sheriff as the chief correctional of cer. That same document also claims Sheriff May violated Florida state statute when he did not provide a budget for the jail on May 28. "Later, administration did receive an email from the sheriff's staff with a at dollar amount for the jail that is not in compliance with Florida statutes," stated the document. In other business, commissioners will discuss: a Department of Homeland Security State Homeland Security Grant contract for the Okeechobee County Emergency Management Program and Okeechobee County Fire/Rescue in the amount of $14,200; an Emergency Management Preparedness and Assistance contract in the amount of $46,355 for the county's emergency management program; extending the lease for Praxair Distribution Southeast in the county's industrial park; the purchase of 18 sets of re ghting bunker gear in the amount of $31,860 for Okeechobee County Fire/Rescue; and, the purchase of a new 24-channel E91-1 recorder for the sheriff's of ce in the amount of $35,768.70. COUNTYContinued From Page 1 substance (methamphetamine), possession of a rearm by a convicted felon and grand theft. He was also charged with possession of drug paraphernalia. He is being held on $26,000 bond in the Okeechobee County Jail. Lambert, N.W. Sixth Ave., was arrested on a felony charge of possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine) and a misdemeanor charge of possession of drug paraphernalia. She is also being held in the county jail. Her bond has been set at $6,000. The detective's arrest report stated a black 1998 Chevrolet Suburban sports utility vehicle was stopped for running a stop sign at the intersection of S.R. 70 West and S.W. 11th Ave. While the detective was talking with Gonzalez he reportedly saw the man drop a small container from his hand onto the rear oorboard of the vehicle. Gonzalez then tried to kick the container under the driver's seat, stated the detective. The detective went on to state a prescription pill bottle was also found that contained 89 tablets. Those pills were later identi ed as carisoprodol, which is a muscle relaxant that is also known as soma. No one in the vehicle was charged with being in possession of the pills. According to the report when the detective searched the SUV the small container was retrieved. When it was opened it apparently contained a substance that, when eld tested, indicated a positive result for the presence of meth. The suspected meth allegedly weighed 0.6 grams. The detective opened what he thought was a box of Warhead Sour chew cubes and, instead of candy, he allegedly found the handgun. That box was in the seat directly next to Gonzalez, stated the arrest report. Another task force detective arrived on the scene with their K-9, Remi. As Remi sniffed the three occupants of the SUV she allegedly alerted to Lambert's purse. A third detective opened the purse and reportedly found a large glass smoking pipe that contained a residue. A eld test on that residue indicated a positive result for the presence of methamphetamine, continued the arrest report. Also found in Lambert's purse was a small butane torch that was used to light the pipe, stated the detective. According to the report the driver of the SUV was issued a written warning for failing to stop at the stop sign and then released. The task force detective also pointed out that Gonzalez has 10 prior felony convictions. METHContinued From Page 1 Special to the Okeechobee News The Miss Rodeo Florida Association and the Okeechobee Tourist Development Council are proud to announce the annual pageant will return to Okeechobee Sept. 2527. Contestants from around the state of Florida will participate in the three-day event that selects four new rodeo queens ranging in age from 7 to 25. All contestants compete in horsemanship, speech, appearance, personal interview, modeling and impromptu questions. The winner of the Miss Rodeo Florida title (age 19 25) wins a $1,000 scholarship and goes on to compete for the title of Miss Rodeo A merica in Las Vegas, Nev. Winners receive a crown, trophy, sash, engraved buckle and many miscellaneous prizes. Miss Rodeo Florida and Miss Teen Rodeo Florida also receive beautiful engraved saddles donated by the Homestead Rodeo Association. The new court's reign will begin January 1, 2015. They travel throughout the state attending rodeos, parades, school visits and community events. Rodeo Queens represent the western way of life and serve as role models as they educate the public about the sport of rodeo. The Miss Rodeo Florida Pageant has been helping young ladies build con dence while achieving their dreams since the 1970s. Any Florida girl interested in becoming an ambassador for rodeo is encouraged to enter. The deadline to submit contestant applications is Friday, August 15, 2014. For additional information, please visit www.MissRodeoFlorida. com, or contact Tracy Clements at 407-908-2182. Miss Rodeo Florida Pageant returns to Okeechobee Sept. 25–27 Special to the Okeechobee NewsThe 2014 Miss Rodeo Florida Court is (left to right) Miss Teen Rodeo McKenna Andris, Princess Sierra Rush, Sweetheart Hailey Wall and Miss Rodeo Devon Firestone.

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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.General William Hair, Jr., 85OKEECHOBEE — “Bill” General William Hair, J r. died June 9, 2014. He was born December 30, 1928 in Micco, Florida to the late General William Hair and Irene Padgett Hair. He was a 5th generation Floridian and lifetime resident of Okeechobee. He w as the manager for W edgworth Farms Cattle Department for 51 years until his retirement in 1991. He enjoyed being around his family, w orking and taking care of cattle, deer hunting, & reading. He was one of Jehovah’s Witnesses. Mr. Hair was preceded in death by his daughter, Cynthia Hair; rst wife, Saletta Hair; brother, Gerald Hair; and sisters, Marie Roberts and Rita W atts. He is survived by his wife of 42 years, Betty Hair; his children, “Beau” General W. Hair, III of Okeechobee, FL, Kenneth L. Hair of Lenoir, NC, Donna K. Hair Grugel of Okeechobee, FL, and J ames Gulledge of Stuart, FL; grandchildren, W illiam P. Hair, Benjamin J. Taft, Donny Frasier, Kenneth Hair, Tammy Riley, Marsha Taft, Karla Kay Brazil, “Bubba” Karl Grugel, Olivia Gulledge, J ay Gulledge, General W. Hair IV, Montana Hair, Blake Sippert;. 18 great grandchildren; many nieces, nephews, cousins, & numerous others he helped along their way. Visitation will be 5-7 p.m. Friday, June 13, 2014 at Buxton & Bass Okeechobee Funeral Home. Funeral services will be 12 p.m. Saturday, June 14, 2014 at Buxton & Bass Okeechobee Funeral Home with Elder Steve Spence of ciating. Interment will follow at Ft. Drum Cemetery. In lieu of owers, memorials may be made to W atch Tower Bible and Tract, 100 Watchtower DR, Patterson NY 12563-9204. 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 Richard Sparks, 84PERRY — James Richard Sparks passed away at his daughter’s home in Perry on Monday, June 2, 2014. Mr. Sparks was born in South Bend, Indiana to the late Justin and Ruth Sparks on August 8, 1929. He was a 1947 graduate of Peru High School and 1952 graduate of Indiana University. In 1959, he married the love of his life, Dixie Lee Dean of Oak Brook, Illinois. James proudly served in the United States Air Force as a pilot obtaining the rank of Major and retired from the United States Department of Agriculture as Southeastern Director. He was also a member of Delta Upsilon Fraternity. He lived life to the fullest enjoying many hobbies with his family including: gol ng, boating, camping, music and motorcycling. At the age of eighty-four, Mr. Sparks was still riding on his own bike with his friends and family. Of all his accomplishments in his life, he was the most proud of his four girls, Kim, Pam, Tori and Val. Mr. Sparks was preceded in death by his wife, Dixie Lee Dean Sparks; parents; and brother, Charles Sparks. His memory will forever be treasured by his daughters, Kimberly A. Hathcock (Bill) and Pamela D. Smith (David), both of Perry, Georgia, Victoria L. Gross (Bruce) and Valerie A. Lauria (Anthony), both of Lakeland, Florida; four grandchildren, Heath R. Hathcock (Jena) of Rincon, Georgia, Michael D. Roberts (Jessica) and Heather N. Marsh (Jeromy), both of Perry, Georgia, and Jamie L. Lauria of Lakeland, Florida; great-grandchildren, Holt R. Hathcock, Pressley N. Marsh, Vann M. Marsh, Olivia D. Hathcock, and due to be born in September 2014, Reid R. Roberts of Perry, Georgia; nephews, Martin Sparks of The Villages, Florida and Ray Isenbarger III of Englewood, Florida; and nieces, Janice Hoven of The Villages, Florida and Bonnie Hartnell of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. In following James’ wishes, no formal services will be held. Go to www.mcculloughfh.com to sign the Online Registry for the family. McCullough Funeral Home and Crematory has charge of arrangements.Patrick V Rix, 42OKEECHOBEE — Patrick V Rix, 42, of Duluth, Minn; passed away Thursday, June 5th, 2014. Patrick was born Feb. 1, 1972 in Harvey Ill., to Patrick W. Mitchell and Loretha Rix-Campell. Patrick joined Army National Guard after Graduating from Okeechobee High School in 1990 served two tours against Global Terrorism in Iraq and Afghanistan. Patrick enjoyed riding his motorcycle and was President of the Themadones MC Duluth Chapter, he also enjoyed playing softball and billiards. He was preceded in death by his father Patrick W. Mitchell Sr. He is survived by his wife Karin Rix; three children, Tamara Rix-Kelly, Libby Rix and Mitchell Rix; four sisters, Lisa Rix-Suggs, Loretha Thacker, Kristina Rodriquez, Sara Thacker, and his mother Loretha Rix-Campell.. MEMORIAL SERVICE will be held at Shenanigans, 2232 NW 32nd Dr, Okeechobee, FL 34972 On Saturday, June 28th, from 1 p.m. 3 p.m. 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 11, 2014 Moose Lodge plans eventsOkeechobee Moose Lodge #1753, 159 N.W. 36th St., invites the public to join them on Wednesday, June 11 for wings and/or chicken ngers which will be served from 5 until 7 p.m. Thursday, June 12, bingo will start at 1 p.m. and lunch will be available for a small fee. Friday, June 13, bingo will start at 6:30 p.m. A Moose Rally will be held in the Tiki Hut Saturday, June 14, starting at noon. Eagles serving dinnersThe Cypress Hut Eagles Auxiliary will serve a meat loaf dinner Wednesday, June 11 starting at 5:30 p.m. Tacos will be served Thursday, June 12. Proceeds from these dinners go to various charities. For information, contact the Cypress Hut Eagles at 863-4671154.Legion offers Sunday bingoAmerican Legion 64 will host bingo Sunday, June 15 at 6:30 p.m. Doors open at 5 p.m. in the bingo area. The kitchen will offer a limited menu. Payoffs will be determined by player attendance. All proceeds to bene t the American Legion veterans’ programs. .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.Historical Society to meetThe Okeechobee Historical Society will meet Monday, June 16 at noon in the Museum Building on U.S. 98 North. Please bring a covered dish to share. This will be the last meeting until September, when we will resume our monthly meetings on the third Monday of the month. The Tantie Quilters will continue to meet on Thursdays during the summer from 9:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. They will also allow visitation to the museum during those hours.Auction aids local youthOkeechobee Quarters for a Cause will host an auction and Luau party Tuesday, June 17 for Ethan Herndon, 9, who is in need of a heart transplant. The event will be held at American Legion Post #64, 501 S.E. Second St. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. Those participants wearing Luau-inspired clothing will be eligible for a special prize. There will be prize giveaways, food and drinks. Participants musts be 18 years of age or older. For information, call Christy at 863697-1247.B.R.A.T. dance plannedThe Okeechobee B.R.A.T. Club (Building Relationships Among Teens) will host a Teen Dance Party at Okeechobee Freshman Campus, 610 S.W. Second Ave, on Saturday, June 21 from 7 until 10 p.m. The party is 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. Community Events Brought to you by:Plumbing & Air ConditioningSince 1975 Lic#CAC1817236

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EXAMPLE 7 Okeechobee News June 11, 2014The following individuals were arrested on felony or driving under the in uence (DUI) charges by the Okeechobee County Sheriff's Of ce (OCSO), the Okeechobee City Police Department (OCPD), the Florida Highway Patrol (FHP), the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) or the Department of Corrections (DOC).  Justin Alan Driggers, 26, S.E. Fifth St., Okeechobee, was arrested June 6 by Of cer Michael Jordan on a felony charge of possession of a controlled substance (xanax) without a prescription. His bond was set at $7,500.  Thomas Llewellyn Platt, 41, N.W. Sixth St., Okeechobee, was arrested June 6 by Ofcer Belen Reyna on a felony charge of petit theft. His bond was set at $10,000.  Brent Anthony Pignataro, 35, N.E. Fourth Ave., Okeechobee, was arrested June 6 by Deputy Corporal Aric Majere on a DOC warrant charging him with the felony of violation of probation failure to register as a career offender. He is being held without bond.  Devin Allen Rexroad, 21, N.E. 60th Ave., Okeechobee, was arrested June 7 by Deputy Corporal Randy Thomas on a felony charge of battery on a law enforcement ofcer. His bond was set at $15,000.  Roland Clifton Long, 40, Perimeter Road, Clewiston, was arrested June 9 by Deputy Yamil Astacio on an Okeechobee County warrant charging him with the felony of attempted manufacture of methamphetamine. His bond was set at $50,000.  Elbert Snow, 59, S.W. 67th Drive, Okeechobee, was arrested June 9 on an Okeechobee County warrant charging him with the felony of child abuse-intentionally in ict mental/physical injury. He was released on his own recognizance.  Joshua Scott Raynor, 30, S.E. 28th St., Okeechobee, was arrested June 9 by Deputy Ben Lisle on an Okeechobee County warrant charging him with possession of a controlled substance (alprazolam) without a prescription and possession of a controlled substance (alprazolam) with intent to sell/ deliver. His bond was set at $17,500.  Shawn Lynn Dietrich, 46, U.S. 441 S.E., Okeechobee, was arrested June 10 by Deputy Brian Cross on felony charges of battery on a law enforcement of cer and resisting a law enforcement of cer with violence, and a misdemeanor charge of battery. She 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. A rrest Report B y Eric Kopp O keechobee News A recent burglary of a U.S. 441 S.E. car w ash has been c leared with the a rrest of a 50-yearo ld Okeechobee m an. Jeffery Michael M osteller, N.W. S eventh Court, w as arrested M onday, June 9, o n felony charges o f burglary of an u noccupied struct ure, grand theft a nd criminal misc hief. He was also charged with petit theft, a misdemeanor. Mosteller is being held in the Okeechob ee County Jail on $8,000 bond. The theft of a coin changer from the car w ash was reported by a local Real Estate s alesperson Monday, June 2. Deputy Yero T odman, of the Okeechobee County Sheri ff’s Of ce (OCSO), took that initial comp laint. The salesperson was showing the prope rty to a prospective buyer. According to an arrest report by OCSO D etective Howard Pickering, when that coin changer was removed from the wall it left a sizeable hole. Adjacent to that hole was a soap dispensing machine, he added. That coin changer, continued the detective, was valued at $5,000. As Deputy Todman was working the burglary complaint, he was able to lift latent nger prints from the soap machine, as well as from a vending machine next to the coin changer. The burglar had also pried open that vending machine and had unsuccessfully tried to pull a second coin changer from the wall. Detective Pickering pointed out OCSO Crime Scene Technician Jackie Moore also found latent prints on a bracket entered into evidence by Deputy Todman. That bracket was apparently part of the coin machine frame. After examining those prints, Mrs. Moore was able to determine they belonged to Mosteller. The detective pointed out Mosteller took $40 in loose bills and coin tokens from the coin changer. In committing the burglary, pointed out the detective, Mosteller damaged a door, the building, the second coin machine and the vending machine. Those damages were estimated at $1,000, Detective Pickering stated.Detective nabs alleged burglar of car wash Jeffery Mosteller

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PROTECT YOUR ANIMALS FROM FLEAS, TICKS & MOSQUITOS Walpole Feed & Supply Co. 863-763-6905 Hwy 98 N • Okeechobee Stop by and see us today.Frontline • Advantage • Tri-Force Advantix • Fly Relief • Bronco Repel-X Mosquito Halt • Saber & Many More 8 Okeechobee News June 11, 2014 Special to the Okeechobee News Okeechobee Xplosion All Stars traveled to Kissimmee, on Saturday, April 26. OXA brought home two, rst place nishes, two, third place nishes and a level 1 grand champion. Tiny level 1 nished in rst place. Mini level 1 nished rst out of six. Junior II received third place and Senior III received a third place. The Mini level 1 team was also awarded the grand champion award for highest score in the level 1 division. Way to go athletes! OXA is currently going into its seventh season of representing Okeechobee in All Star competitive cheer. OXA welcomes athletes ages 3-18. Call or e-mail 863-441-3826, OXA CHEER@GMAIL.COM and nd out how y ou can train to be one of these amazing athletes! Okeechobee Xplosion All Stars bring home awards Special to the Okeechobee News Cole Younger recently spent a week serving as a page in the Florida House of Representatives. Cole, a sixth grader at Osceola Middle School, served as a page for Representative Dr. Cary Pigman. Cole is the son of Jeff and Paula Younger. Cole is an honor student who enjoys playing baseball and football. "Cole is a well-rounded and intelligent young man" said Representative Pigman. "Cole came away from this experience with a greater understanding of our state government and an appreciation for public service." Pages are students who work one wee k at the capitol during the 60-day Regular Session. Being selected to serve is an honor and privilege. Pages assist the representatives and their staff during the capitol's busiest time of year while observing state government in action. Cole Younger serves as a page Special to the Okeechobee NewsRepresentative Dr. Cary Pigman (left), Cole Younger (center) and District Aide Libby Maxwell (right) on the oor of the House of Representatives. Special to the Okeechobee NewsTiny level 1 team bringing home rst place were: Angely Acosta, Abby Arnold, Jayda Burkett, Lacey Campbell, Daniel Eastman, Kyndal Ferrell, Juliana Garcia, Anabel Nunez, Makayla Rathbun, Lilly-Ann Tumoszwicz and Natalie Willis with Kristina Belangia and Victoria Osteen. Special to the Okeechobee New s Mini level 1 team bringing home rst place and grand cham pion were: Adriana Parado, Skylar Varnadore, Anaya Gomez, Emma Arnold, Reba Arnold, Aubrey Clay, Devon Ferrel, Les lie Cruz, Camila Silvestre-Vital, Alysa Botari, Sierra Knapp, Yanely Garundo, Hannah Benard, Erin Starling, Haley Quisen berry, Nathaly Brandt, Kierra Platt and Olivia Campbell, with Aimee Hopkins, Victoria Osteen and Paul Belangia.Special to the Okeechobee NewsJunior level 2 team bringing home third place were: So a Zapata, Miranda Whaley, Anacely Velazquez, Aubrey Pearce, Kassandra Barton, Jenna Brown, Aracely Cisneros, Katerena Cowart, Layla Edmonds, Makayla Belangia, Hannah Ferrell, Hannah Fralix, Bianca Fulks, Regina Garcia, Ganess Garcia, Anaya Gomez, Madisyn Gonzales, Kaitlyn Guerro, Morgan JAckson, Jillian Kennedy, Keirstin Kennedy, Abigail Kerestes and Alysa Nelson with Paul Belangia, Victoria Osteen and Aimee Hopkins.Special to the Okeechobee NewsSenior level 3 bringing home third place were: Kassandra Barton, Makayla Belangia, Tristen Belangia, Katerena Cowart, Hanna Fralix, Chandler Varnadore, Ariana Cason, Krystle Harris, Taylor Pearce, Chayse Harrell, Kayln Hickman, Walter Russ and Kendyll Smith with Paul Belangia.

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9 Okeechobee News Father’s Day Special Pull-Out Section June 11, 2014 Okeechobee News | Special Pull-Out Section | June 11, 2014 Featured Inside:  Great Gift Ideas  Survival Tips for Those Daughter Teenage Years  Making More Time for Family  And Much, Much More!

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BUY HERE PAY HEREGo see Mitch He is a sweetheart guy and he’ll work with you!Easy Payments 1998 Ford Expedition4WD, Leather, 3 Rows of Seats$1,000 down plus tax, tag & titlesCall 863-763-0330 Cell 954-214-8877 Happy Fathers Day, Sunday, June 15 Special Buffet: 11am … 3pm Open Menu: 3pm … 5pm Chance to win 2 gift baskets for Dad!Steak and Seafood863.946.0050 | CELL 561.261.0358 12044 East SR 78 | Lakeport(Located in Northlake Estates)Find us on FacebookSummer Hours: Fri & Sat 5-9pm • Sun 11am-2pm Dont Forget Dadpower chaise wallsaver recliner 114197 while supplies lastJune 15th SAVE $201.95$298reg. $499.95Linda Ballinger, Owner 10 11 Okeechobee News Father’s Day Special Pull-Out Section June 11, 2014 June 11, 2014 4993 Hwy 441 South 863-623-4939One Stop ExpressOPEN 24/7Texaco Runs on Dunkin across from the Lake 863.467.6570 200 SW 9th St., Okeechobee, FL 34974SneiderLaw.com Professional | Principled | Passionate Happy Father’s Day from Sneider Law Accepting New Patients • We Accept Most Insurances 1004 N. Parrott Ave • Okeechobee Call (863) 763-6496 for all your health care needsOur philosophy is based on having a caring relationship with our patients and their families. Dr. Mishelevich uses the latest resources and technologies available to provide quality healthcare. Ludmila Mishelevich, MD Happy Fathers Day! oard Certi ed amily Medicine • lorida ast Coast Medical roupLike aving a Doctor in the amily Dads can survive daughters’ teenage years A daughter may begin as Daddys little girl,Ž all wide-eyed and full of sunshine. However, as she ages, many fathers “ nd they lose that special connection they once had with their daughters. E ective communication can help bridge the gap that sometimes forms between fathers and daughters when girls become teenagers. Its easy to be Daddys girl when she is young. Many daughters see their dad as a heroic “ gure. He puts together doll houses, mends broken toys, kisses her boo-boosŽ when she gets hurt and comes home with that shiny, pink tricycle she adores. Fathers often have soft spots for their daughters and dont necessarily mind being manipulated by their charms. All it takes are little pouts of pursed lips for daughters to get cookies or spend a few more minutes watching Dora. However, things tend to change as daughters grow up. ey go to school, “ nd new interests and suddenly Daddy isnt the center of life anymore. Before long, boys capture the girls attention and Dad plays second “ ddle to Justin Beiber, Robert Pattinson, et al. Suddenly Dads role as hero morphs into protector instead. He may see himself as the defender of his daughters virtue, while she sees her father as the lead prison guard. Finding a balance can keep the lines of communication -and love -open. € Be available often. Frequently spending time together and showing a genuine interest in what your daughter likes can keep conversations going. It may be di cult to stay focused on the latest girl trends or which guy shes rooting for in  e Hunger Games,Ž but simply spending time in each others presence can continue to build on the foundation of comfort and trust. € Cherish the moments while you can. Before you know it, shell be out of the house and fully immersed in her own life. So make the most of opportunities to share time together while theyre still available. € Lead by example. Show her how much you love her mother and ingrain those images in her mind. ey say girls often lean toward men who emulate their own fathers. If youre a good dad and husband, she just may land a respectable boyfriend or husband down the line. € Be calm, cool and collected when meeting her “ rst boyfriend. Its alright to be over-protective „ thats your job. But realize that attempting to scare away every prospective suitor who arrives at the house is ine ective. Shell just try harder, and maybe soon she wont ask guys to pick her up at home. Where will that leave you then? € Realize hormones are real, and they cause profound changes in a girls life. A girl goes through many changes as she progresses into womanhood. It can be a happy or challenging time for her as she comes to terms with a new body and feelings. Have patience; things will level out with time. € Tell her shes beautiful when you can. She may not always believe you, but with so many magazines and media messages showing girls how they need to change to be pretty, some comforting words can go a long way. € Learn to pick your battles. Many teenagers test boundaries throughout their adolescence. Be sure to veto some of her choices, but let her follow through on some so she can learn some of her own lessons the hard way. € Chances are the wardrobe, makeup and piercings will be just a phase. Shes “ nding herself in the world and looking for an identity. ere may be some interesting styles along the way. Unless its a health threat or dangerous, you may want to go with the ” ow. € Make it known that she can always come home. Whethers shes in trouble, needs support or simply wants to say hello, set it in stone that your door is always open. Trust is sometimes hard to come by but make every attempt. e sooner you learn to trust her and she trust you, the better the relationship will be. How men can make more time for family When analyzing the role of men in the household, its clear that those roles have changed over the years. Data from the American Time Use Survey and the Pew Research Center reveals that in 2011 men were spending far more time performing household duties than they were in 1965. Men spent 10 hours per week on chores in 2011, which is more than double the amount of time (four hours) they devoted to household duties in 1965. Despite that more active role at home, many men still feel they are not spending enough time with their children. e Pew survey, which examined more than 2,500 adults, found that 46 percent of fathers felt they werent spending enough time as they wanted to with their kids. Professional commitments keep many men from spending ample time with their kids, and while it may not be realistic for most fathers to walk away from their careers, there are steps men can take to make more time for their families. € Dont overextend yourself at the o ce. Much is made of how todays youngsters have more hectic schedules than those of yesteryear. But its not just kids. Fathers who cant say no at the of“ ce might be legends in the boardroom, but that willingness to take on extra work could be cutting into the time they spend with their families. Learn to delegate more at the o ce, taking on only what you can handle in a normal days work. Taking on too many responsibilities can signi“ cantly cut into the time you have available for family. € Turn o the television. After a long day at the o ce, it can be tempting to come home and unwind in front of the television. But you might be spending more time in front of the tube than you think, and that time on the couch is valuable time that could be spent connecting with your family. In its 2011 American Time Use Survey, the Bureau of Labor Statistics revealed that individuals age 15 and over spent more than half of their leisure time watching television. While bonding over a favorite movie or television show can bring families closer together, keeping the television on as background noise during dinner or other times of the day can make it harder for families to connect and share meaningful conversation. Turn the television o when eating dinner and work to reduce the time you and your family spend in front of the TV. € Leave the o ce at a set time every day. e demands of a successful career can be signi“ cant, and many fathers admit to sacri“ cing family time for the sake of their careers. But its possible to have a successful career and still spend more time with your family. One trick is to leave your o ce at a reasonable time every day, regardless of work demands. Making it home for family dinners each night can have a profound impact on your children. A survey from the National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse found that the more children have dinners with their parents, the less likely they are to smoke, drink or use drugs. Men who want more family time should make it a priority to leave their jobs at a set time each day. Technology has made it possible to stay connected to your work even when you arent in the o ce, so you can always get things done at home after family dinner while the kids do their homework. € Stop working on weekends. Men who travel often for business or those who simply cannot get away from the o ce on weeknights should reserve their weekends for family time. Dont take your work home with you on the weekend and dont check your email until you go back to work on Monday. Work-related distractions, such as checking your email on your smartphone, can take away from the time you have with your family.

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Celebrate Fathers Day by giving dear ol Dad something more exciting than just another tie!Parts and Service 863.763.3555 Body Shop 863.467.1691 www.LehmanAutoBody.com We do trailer repair and front end alignments Complete Collision Repair Center TRUCK & AUTO ACCESSORIES SALES & INSTALLATION265 Hwy 98 North • Okeechobee “We MeetBy Accident” 12 Okeechobee News Father’s Day Special Pull-Out Section June 11, 2014Gifts to thrill your dad at the barbecue W ith Fathers Day right around the corner, you can go back to the old standby tie and golf tees package or you can step up to something that will come in handy every time your dad (or anyone else) “ res up the grill. e grilling experts at Broil King have some suggestions for every type of grill master, so take a look at these: € e Neat Freak „ For the dad that likes to keep the grill spotless before and after a meal, a heavy duty grid brush is a must. Recommended is one with a grime guard. Broil King says it will keep the grill clean as well as your grill master. Pair it with a biodegradable grill cleaner and let dad worry about cooking, not cleaning. € e Family Man „ Trying to balance adult meals with kid-friendly choices can be tricky, but burger presses and grill baskets make it easy to accommodate everyone. Sliders are the perfect size for little hands, and a basket that can grill at least six at time will help keep hungry mouths fed. A stu ed burger press is perfect for creating unique ” avour combinations for the adults. Try Greek burgers stu ed with feta cheese, roasted red pepper, and spinach. € e Enthusiast „ If he insists on being called Tex, Tiny, Tubby, or just dadŽ when hes tending the barbecue for hours on end, consider a pair of heavy stainless steel pork claws. Broil Kings experts claim they make shredding pork a walk in the park. € e Entertainer „ Items designed for both cooking prep and presentation are great gifts for an outdoor entertainer. A jalapeno pepper rack adds grill appeal to this popular appetizer and a pizza stone helps backyard chefs prepare and serve an authentic pizza pie. For the dad who has it all, explore the wide range of rubs, marinades and wood chips available to provide hours of ” avor experimenting. Additional gift grilling ideas are available online at broilkingbbq.com.

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Wishing You A Happy Fathers Day!Sunday, June 15th11am to 10 pm $$ 863-357-9641 10% o ENTIREpurchaseExp. 6/30/14 Your Name You got it from your father, twas the best he had to give, And right gladly he bestowed it Its yours, the while you live. You may lose the watch he gave you and another you may claim, But remember, when youre tempted, to be careful of his name. It was fair the day you got it, and a worthy name to bear, When he took it from his father there was no dishonor there. Through the years he proudly wore it, to his father he was true, And that name was clean and spotless when he passed it on to you. Oh theres much that he has given that he values not at all, He has watched you break your playthings in the days when you were small. You have lost the knife he gave you and youve scattered many a game, But youll never hurt your father if youre careful with his name. It is yours to wear forever, yours to wear the while you live, Yours, perhaps some distant morn, another boy to give. And youll smile as did your father, with a smile that all can share, If a clean name and a good name you are giving him to wear. Edgar A. Guest863.763.3417 Victor Jacob Domer (founder of Domers) with his grandson, Ray. Russell Victor Domer with his son, Ray. Ray Russell Domer with his sons Justin Ray Domer and Jacob Holdon Domer.info@DomersInc.com204 SE 10th Avenue, Okeechobee, FL, 34974 13 Okeechobee News Father’s Day Special Pull-Out Section June 11, 2014 F athers Day has been celebrated in one form or another since the beginning of the nineteenth century. Perhaps the most driving force behind Fathers Day was Senora Dodd, who thought of the idea of a day to honor fathers while listening to a Mothers Day sermon in 1909. Having been raised by her father, Dodd wanted to honor the sacri ces that fathers make. Fathers Day was not formally considered a holiday until 1972, when a Congressional Act o cially designated the third Sunday in June Fathers Day. Families celebrate Fathers Day in many ways. is year Fathers Day falls on Sunday, June 15. Dads who are history bu s may want to celebrate this years holiday by reminiscing about the notable events that have occurred on June 15 through the years. Here are just some of the many historical events that took place on June 15.Celebrate dad and some history this Father’s Day* 1752: Ben Franklin performs his famous kiteying experiment to test the electrical power of lightning. 1775: George Washington is appointed Commander in Chief of the American Army. 1878: e rst attempt at a motion picture takes pl ace. Twelve cameras, each taking one picture, focus on horses hooves to see if they will leave the ground. 1887: e New York Giants baseball team beats the Philadelphia Phillies 29 -1. 1916: e Boy Scouts of America receives its congressional charter. 1918: An inch of snow falls in northern Pennsylvania. 1924: Native Americans are proclaimed U.S. citizens. 1934: e Great Smoky Mountains National Park is dedicated. 1940: France surrenders to German forces as Nazi troops occupy the city of Paris. 1968: John Lennon and Yoko Ono plant an acorn at Coventry Cathedral. 1977: General elections are held in Spain for the rst time since 1936. 1985: e Russian space probe Vega 2 lands on Venus. 1992: Vice President Dan Quayle famously misspells the word potatoŽ at a spelling bee. 2002: An asteroid misses hitting Earth by 75,000 miles. 2003: e San Antonio Spurs defeat the New Jersey Nets to win the NBA Championship. 2012: President Barack Obama indicates the United States will stop deporting some illegal immigrants. 2013: An estimated 40,000 residents of Piedra Negras, Mexico, are devastated by ooding. TF146282

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Call Andy 954-214-7883 Garage/ Yard Sales Hospice of Okeechobee Yard Sale Friday 13th 8:00 12 noon MOVING SALE: Armoire (cupboard/computer desk), Elect. Fireplace, Leather Sofa, LG Decorative Plants, Power Washer, Step Ladder, Garden & Mechanic Tools Sat. June 14 7:00AM 4:00PM @ 4300 SW 13th Ave, Palm Village Ranch, Okeechobee 863-447-2333 Your new home could be in todays paper. Have you looked for it? Garage/ Yard SalesWe Buy Estates Antiques, Collectibles, Household, Tools, Jewelry and etc. Call 863-697-8906 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! AC Tech, Installers, Helpers Experience preferred, DFWP, Bene ts Avail. Apply in person at 312 SW 2nd Street, Okeechobee, FL. 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SCREEN ROOM ON AN ACRE OF LAND,2 MILES FROM TOWN, PARTIALLY FURNISHED. $725.00 MONTHLY, NO SECURITY, NO DEPOSIT SINGLE FAMILY 863-824-6126 TREASURE ISLAND : 2 BR, 2 BA, Non smoking env. $750 mo. 1st, last & $500 sec. dep. Call (863)634-6114 Time to clean out the attic, basement and/or garage? Advertise your yard sale in the classifieds and make your clean up a breeze! Earn some extra cash. Sell your used items in the classifieds Reading a newspaper helps you understand the world around you. No wonder newspaper readers are more successful people! 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 Public Notice How do you find a job in todays competitive market? In the employment section of the classifieds Public Notice 14 Okeechobee News June 11, 2014IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. PROBATE DIVISION CASE NO. 2014-CP97 In re: Estate of MARY CATHERINE POLLARI, a/k/a MARY C. POLLARI Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of MARY CATHERINE POLLARI, a/k/a MARY C. POLLARI, deceased, whose date of death was May 4, 2014, and whose social security number is xxxxx-4149, 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. 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 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 o f 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 COUR T BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Cler k 463954 ON 6/4,11/2014 The date of the rst publication o f this notice is June 11, 2014. Personal Representative: Donald J. McBurney 32801 Highway 441 N, Lot 29 Okeechobee, Florida 34972 Attorney for Personal Representative: 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: blainer@conelyandconely.com Secondary 2 E-Mail Address: service@conelyandconely.com Tom W. Conely, III Florida Bar No. 096482 465696 ON 6/11,18/2014

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Public NoticeNOTICE OF IMPOUNDED LIVESTOCK BY OKEECHOBEE COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE To Whom It May Concern: You are hereby noti ed that the following described livestock; 3 domestic Yorkshire cross hogs, description as follows: One 500+ pound bar white in color with black markings on rump and One female approximately 50-60 pounds white with gray markings on rump and One bar approximately 50-60 pounds white with gray markings on rump; Are now impounded at Okeechobee Animal Control, 707 NW 6th Street, Okeechobee, Florida 34972 and the amount due by reason of such impounding is $474.53 dollars plus cost of advertisement. The above described livestock will, unless redeemed within 3 days from date hereof, be offered for sale at public auction to the highest and best bidder for cash. Dated this 9th day of June 2014. Paul C. May Sheriff Okeechobee County, Florida 465802 ON 6/11/2014 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 472014CP000101CPAXMX PROBATE DIVISION IN RE: THE ESTATE OF KENNETH GORDON PRINCE, Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of KENNETH GORDON PRINCE, deceased, File Number 472014CP000101CPAXMX, is pending in the Circuit Court for Okeechobee County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is Okeechobee Courthouse, 312 Northwest 3rd Street, Okeechobee, FL 34972. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representative’s attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent’s estate, including unmatured, contingent or unliquidated claims, on whom a copy of this notice is served must le their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE 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 persons having claims or demands against the 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 SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. The date of the rst publication of this notice is June 11th, 2014. Personal Representative: Sue Carolyn Prince 12626 Highway 441 SE Okeechobee, FL 34974 Attorney for Personal Representative: WARREN B. BRAMS Florida Bar No. 0698921 2161 Palm Beach Lakes Boulevard, Suite 201 West Palm Beach, FL 33409 (561) 478-4848 465790 ON 6/11,18/2014 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION CASE NO. 2009-CA-000137 NATIONAL CITY BANK, SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO HARBOR FEDERAL SAVINGS BANK, Plaintiff, vs. CHRISTOPHER K. HILL; AMBER HILL A/K/A AMBER L. HILL; JOHN DOE; JANE DOE, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated August 27, 2013, and entered in 2009-CA-000137 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 CHRISTOPHER K. HILL; AMBER HILL A/K/A AMBER L. HILL; JOHN DOE; JANE DOE 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, 34972, at 11:00 AM, on July 2nd, 2014, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: LOTS 1 AND 12, BLOCK 3, TROPICAL GARDENS, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 6, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must le a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated this 30th 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. 465715 ON 6/11,18/2014 When doing those chores is doing you in, its time to look for a helper in the classifieds. Public Notice Looking for a place to hang your hat? Look no further than the classifieds. 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 lis 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 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 February 6, 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 60 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 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. 465324 ON 6/4,11/2014 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 472014CA000054CAAXMX LUCIANA STEFANI and NANCY KORN, Plaintiffs, v.MAYRA ROMERO AND ANGEL A. ANTONIO, HER HUSBAND; AND UNKNOWN PARTIES IN POSSESSION OF 9125 SE 62ND DRIVE, OKEECHOBEE, FL 34972 #1 #2 and #3 AND UNKNOWN PARTIES, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated May 20, 2014 and entered in CASE NO.: 472014CA000054CAAXMX of the Circuit Court of the 19th Judicial Circuit in and for Okeechobee County, Florida, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash, except as otherwise described in the Final Judgment, at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 312 North West 3rd Street, Second Floor, Jury Assembly Room, Okeechobee, FL 34972, at Okeechobee County, Florida at 11:00 A.M. on the 2nd day of July, 2014 the following described property as set forth in and pursuant to said Final Judgment of Foreclosure: Legal Description: LOT 2, BLOCK 12, OKEECHOBEE HAMMOCK, SECTION THREE, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 88, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. Property Address: 9125 SE 62” Drive, Okeechobee, FL 34974. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must le a claim within 60 days after the sale. The Court, in its discretion, may enlarge the time of the sale. Notice of the changed time of sale shall be published as provided herein. It is the intent of the 19th Judicial Circuit to provide reasonable accommodations when requested by quali ed persons with disabilities. If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Corrie Johnson, ADA Coordinator, 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711.SPANISH: Si usted es una persona discapacitada que necesita alguna adaptacion para poder participar de este procedimiento o evento; usted tiene derecho, sin costo alguno a que se le provea cierta ayuda. Favor de comunicarse con Corrie Johnson, Coordinadora de A.D.A., 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, Fl. 34986, (772) 807-4370 por lo menos 7 dias antes de que tenga que comparecer en corte o inmediatamente despues de haber recibido esta noti cacion si es que falta menos de 7 dias para su comparecencia. Si tiene una discapacidad auditiva 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. DATED at Okeechobee County, Florida, on this 21st day of May 2014. SHARON ROBERTSON, Clerk of Circuit Court By: Sandra L. Creech, As Deputy Clerk 465569 ON 6/11,18/2014 Get a quick response to any item you may be sellin g with a classified ad. Find it faster. Sell it sooner in the classifieds Public Notice Its never too late to find the perfect gift. Look for it in the classifieds. Shop here first! The classified ads Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 47-2013-CA-000206 WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A., Plaintiff, VS. TIMOTHY MULROONEY A/K/A TIMOTHY J. MULROONEY et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF RESCHEDULED FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order Rescheduling Foreclosure Sale dated May 30, 2014 and entered in Case NO. 47-2013-CA-000206 of the Circuit Court of the NINETEENTH Judicial Circuit in and for OKEECHOBEE County, Florida wherein WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A., is the Plaintiff and TIMOTHY MULROONEY A/K/A TIMOTHY J. MULROONEY; CANDIS MULROONEY A/K/A CANDIS J. MULROONEY A/K/A CANDIS JOANNE COOK; TENANT #1 N/K/A ERIC ROUSEY are the Defendants, The Clerk of the Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in the JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM, 2ND FLOOR, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY JUDICIAL CENTER, 312 N.W. 3RD STREET, OKEECHOBEE, FLORIDA 34972 at 11:00AM, on the 2nd day of July, 2014, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: LOT 24, BLOCK 57, BASSWOOD UNIT 5, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 51, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. A/K/A 3426 NW 38TH AVENUE, OKEECHOBEE, FL 34972 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must le a claim within sixty (60) days after the sale. WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of this Court on June 2, 2014. Sharon Robertson Clerk of the Circuit Court BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk Ronald R Wolfe & Associates, P.L. P.O. Box 25018, Tampa, Florida 33622-5018 F13004978 WELLSLPS-SPECFNMA-R-slarkin-Team 1F13004978**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. 465701 ON 6/11,18/2014 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 15 Okeechobee News June 11, 2014 OKEECHOBEE COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD POLICY In accordance with the Administrative Procedures Act, Chapter 120, Florida Statutes, notice is hereby given that the Okeechobee County School Board will consider adoption of the School Board policy listed below at their meeting on Tuesday, July 8, 2014, at 6:00 p.m., in Room 303 of the School Board Administrative Of ce at 700 S.W. Second Avenue, Okeechobee. A copy of the proposed policy is available in the Superintendent’s Of ce, Room 307, 700 S.W. 2nd Avenue, Okeechobee. Adoption of Board Policy 7.42 Alternative Construction and Maintenance I. This policy provides guidelines for alternative procedures for maintenance or construction projects in lieu of requesting formal bids according to Board Policy 7.40(2).. II. The proposed policy is in response to an audit recommendation. III. Legal authority for this policy is F.S. 1001.41, 1001.42. Laws implemented are F.S. 255.04, 255.103, 287.055, 1001.43, 1013.45, 1013.47. IV. This policy amendment will not affect individuals from an economic standpoint. Ken Kenworthy Superintendent of Schools 465797 ON 6/11/2014 Stumped on what to get Dad for Father’s Day?Check our special pull-out se ction in the center of the paper for great gift ideas from local businesses! Pages 9 13

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Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION PNC BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO NATIONAL CITY BANK, SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO HARBOR FEDERAL SAVINGS BANK, Plaintiff, CASE NO.: 2013-CA-00084 DIVISION vs. ISABELLA ANGELINA ROCCANOVA, et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF RESCHEDULED SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN Pursuant to an Order Rescheduling April 23, 2014 Foreclosure Sale dated May 21, 2014, and entered in Case No. 2013CA-00084 of the Circuit Court of the Nineteenth Judicial Circuit in and for Okeechobee County, Florida in which PNC Bank, National Association, successor by merger to National City Bank, successor by merger to Harbor Federal Savings Bank, is the Plaintiff and Isabella Angelina Roccanova, Jettie Pearl Bean, Marlene Curley Wild, are defendants, the Okeechobee County Clerk of the Circuit Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in the Jury Assembly Room, 2nd Floor, Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 34972, Okeechobee County, Florida at 11:00AM on the 9th day of July, 2014 the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment of Foreclosure: LOT 37, PLATTS BLUFF RANCHES, AN UNRECORDED SUBDIVISION IN SECTIONS 25 AND 36, TOWNSHIP 36 SOUTH, RANGE 33 EAST, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA, BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCE AT THE SOUTH QUARTER CORNER OF SAID SECTION 25, BEAR NORTH 00 DEGREES 24 MINUTES 59 SECONDS EAST ALONG THE EAST RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE OF CARLA ROAD, A DISTANCE OF 453.77 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE CONTINUE NORTH 00 DEGREES 24 MINUTES 59 SECONDS EAST, ALONG THE SAID EAST RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE OF CARLA ROAD, A DISTANCE OF 348.5 FEET; THENCE BEAR SOUTH 88 DEGREES 16 MINUTES 23 SECONDS EAST, A DISTANCE OF 625.00 FEET; THENCE BEAR SOUTH 00 DEGREES 24 MINUTES 59 SECONDS WEST, A DISTANCE OF 348.5 FEET; THENCE BEAR NORTH 88 DEGREES 16 MINUTES 23 SECONDS WEST, A DISTANCE OF 625.00 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING.TOGETHER WITH A MOBILE HOME LOCATED THEREON AS A PERMANENT FIXTURE AND APPURTENANCE THERETO, DESCRIBED AS: A 1989 SPEC SINGLEWIDE MOBILE HOME BEARING IDENTIFICATION NUMBER FLFLK70A17205SE AND TITLE NUMBER 47691052. A/K/A 6612 NW 151ST TER OKEECHOBEE FL 34972-9501 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 in Okeechobee County, Florida this 22nd day of May, 2014 Sharon Robertson Clerk of the Circuit Court Okeechobee County, Florida By: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk In Accordance with the 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. 465570 ON 6/11,18/2014 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY PROBATE DIVISION. CASE NO.: 2014-CP-000038 IN RE: The Estate of RUTH ROBERTA KAUFFMAN Deceased, NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of RUTH ROBERTA KAUFFMAN, deceased, whose date of death was October 26, 2013, is pending in the Circuit Court for Okeechobee County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 312 NW 31’ Street, 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 decedent’s estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must le their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent’s estate must le their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA STATUTES 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 rst publication date of this notice is: June 11, 2014. Personal Representative: NICOLE EGLINGER Attorney for Personal Representative: COLIN M. CAMERON, ESQ. 200 N.E. 4th Avenue Okeechobee, FL 34972 (863) 763-8600 Fla. Bar No. 270441 colin@ccameronlaw.com 465793 ON 6/11,18/2014 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 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: 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 Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.: 472012CA000262CAAXMXPNC BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO NATIONAL CITY BANK SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO HARBOR FEDERAL SAVINGS BANK Plaintiff, VS. 3-G’S RANCH, LLC, et al Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Summary Final Judgment of foreclosure dated March 19, 2014, and entered in Case No. 472012CA000262CAAXMX of the Circuit Court of the NINETEENTH Judicial Circuit in and for OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, Florida, wherein PNC BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO NATIONAL CITY BANK SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO HARBOR FEDERAL SAVINGS BANK, is Plaintiff, and 3-G’S RANCH, LLC, et al are Defendants, the clerk will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash, beginning at 11:00 AM at OKEECHOBEE County Judicial Center, Second Floor, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, FL 34972, in accordance with Chapter 45, Florida Statutes, on the 2nd day of July, 2014, the following described property as set forth in said Summary Final Judgment, to wit: A PARCEL OF LAND IN THE SOUTH ONE HALF OF SECTION 19, TOWNSHIP 35 SOUTH, RANGE 35 EAST, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA, BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCING AT THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF SAID SOUTHEAST 1/4 OF SECTION 19, BEAR N 89 DEGREES 55 MINUTES 17 SECONDS WEST ALONG THE NORTH LINE OF THE SOUTH ONE HALF OF SECTION 19, A DISTANCE OF 777.58 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE CONTINUE NORTH 89 DEGREES 55 MINUTES 17 SECONDS WEST A DISTANCE OF 2290.06 FEET; THENCE BEAR S 35 DEGREES 21 MINUTES 06 SECONDS E A DISTANCE OF 2159.83 FEET TO THE INTERSECTION WITH A CURVE IN A CULDE-SAC IN THE RIGHT OF WAY OF NORTHWEST 38TH AVENUE, SAID CURVE CONCAVE TO THE SOUTH HAVING A RADIUS OF 50 FEET, A CENTRAL ANGLE OF 62 DEGREES 09 MINUTES 23 SECONDS WITH A LONG CHORD BEARING NORTH 88 DEGREES 17 MINUTES 34 SECONDS EAST, A DISTANCE OF 51.62 FEET; THENCE ALONG ARC OF SAID CURVE A DISTANCE OF 54.24 FEET; THENCE BEAR N 29 DEGREES 22 MINUTES 16 SECONDS E A DISTANCE OF 2016.05 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING.Any person claiming an interest in the surplus funds from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must le a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated at Okeechobee, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, Florida, this 20th day of March, 2014. Sharon Robertson Clerk of said Circuit Court BY: Sandra L. Creech As Deputy Clerk PNC BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION c/o Phelan Hallinan, PLC, Attorneys for Plaintiff 2727 West Cypress Creek Road, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33309 954-462-7000 If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Corrie Johnson, ADA Coordinator, 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than seven (7) days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. SPANISH: Si usted es una persona discapacitada que necesita alguna adaptacion para poder participar de este procedimiento o evento; usted tiene derecho, sin costo alguno a que se le provea cierta ayuda. Favor de comunicarse con Corrie Johnson, Coordinadora de A.D.A., 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, Fl. 34986, (772) 807-4370 por lo menos 7 dias antes de que tenga que comparecer en corte o inmediatamente despues de haber recibido esta noti cacion si es que falta menos de 7 dias para su comparecencia. Si tiene una discapacidad auditiva o de habla, llame al 711. KREYOL: Si ou se yon moun ki kokobe ki bezwen asistans ou aparey pou ou ka patisipe nan prosedu sa-a, ou gen dwa san ou pa bezwen peye anyen pou ou jwen on seri de ed. Tanpri kontakte Corrie Johnson, Co-ordinator ADA, 250 NW Country Club Drive, suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 O’mwen 7 jou avan ke ou gen pou-ou paret nan tribunal, ou imediatman ke ou resevwa avis sa-a ou si le ke ou gen pou-ou ale nan tribunal-la mwens ke 7 jou; Si ou pa ka tande ou pale byen, rele 711. 464385 ON 6/11,18/2014 Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice 16 Okeechobee News June 11, 2014 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 2012-CA-449 TD BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, Plaintiff, VS. 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 o f 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 o f 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 Cler k 465095 ON 6/4,11/2014 How do you find a job in todays competitive market? In the employment section of the classifieds How do you find a job in todays competitive market? In the employment section of the classifieds One mans trash is another mans treasure. Turn your trash to treasure with an ad in the classifieds. Grab a bargain from your neighbors garage, attic, basement or closet in todays classifieds. How fast can your car go? It can go even faster when you sell it in the classifieds. Find it faster. 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Tickets: $40:00 available at CenterState Bank or call 863-610-9416 Buy a Home Delivery subscription for $6 a monthand receive an E-Subscription FREE* Your local news available right at your fingertips! Call (863) 763-3134 today! When you enroll in our EZPAY subscription planStay in the know with anE-subscription 18 Okeechobee News June 11, 2014You’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” A uditorium (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. Cost is $10. The Chamber of Commerce will hold its monthly Chamber Business After Hours on Tuesday, July 29, from 5 to 7:00 p.m. Location is the Buxton Bass Funeral Home. This is an excellent opportunity to get to know y our local business people and build lasting relationships in a professional environment. So, don’t miss the opportunity — RSVP NOW online at www.okeechobeebusiness. com. 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; to explore critical issues v ia a series of seminars and related activities; to interact with key decision makers, local leaders and representatives of local government to gain a better understanding of the forces which impact your community as a whole. The key to preserving and enhancing the quality of life is a well-informed citizen. If you are interested in being considered for the class, you may pick up an application from the Chamber of Commerce or you may go to the Chamber’s website (www. okeechobeebusiness.com) and select Leadership Okeechobee under Chamber Programs on the home page to download the application. Contact: Mariah Parriott, administration, at 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 email info@okeechobeebusiness.com. I look forward to seeing you at our events!! Antoinette Rodriguez, executive director 863-467-6246 antoinette@okeechobeebusiness.com Chamber of Commerce News Special to the Okeechobee News(Front, left to right) Chamber of Commerce of Okeechobee County treasurer Russ Brown, Okeechobee County Commissioner Frank Irby, owner Debra Sales, owner Karla Roby, Chamber of Commerce of Okeechobee County executive director Antoinette Rodriguez, Okeechobee County Commissioner Bryant Culpepper, Chamber of Commerce of Okeechobee County business assistance chair John Gurney; (back, left to right) Lancaster representative Steve Schmidt, Benjamin Moore re[resentative Travis Wilcox, (Hidden) Benjamin Moore representative Barry Passesser, store manager Rose Welling and Benjamin Moore representative Charles Kuper. Hope for Hannah bash set for Saturday, June 21A Hope for Hannah summer kick-off bash will be held at the Philippine Heritage Enrichment Complex, 5154 S.W. 16th Ave., Saturday, June 21 starting at 10 a.m. There will be barbecue competitions, a cornhole tournament, an archery tournament and more. All funds will go to Hannah, 15, who has type 1 juvenile diabetes and her pancreas no longer functions. She is in need of a service dog to alert her when her blood sugar is too high or too low. For information, call: Angela at 863-801-7241; Taylor at 863-6346384; Krystal at 863-447-3282; or, Debi at 863-697-3949.

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By Charles M. MurphyOkeechobee News Jajuan Cherry rushed for two touchdowns and recovered a fumbled lateral to lead Osceola Middle School to a 21-14 victory over Y earling in the spring game between the two schools Friday at Brahman Stadium. The game featured several talented eighth graders who could make headlines for the Okeechobee Brahman football team for the next four years. Cherry ran for 107 yards on the ground and quarterback Jarrett Faulkner threw for 71 yards to lead the Warriors offense. “I came out here and did my best,” Cherry said afterward. “At Osceola we do it big. I love my teammates and we came out here and played a good game.” Cherry actually picked up a fumble at the 3-yard line on his second touchdown run. He said he was able to elude the defense and make some big points for his team. “I just turned on the boosters and used the speed and talent God blessed me with,” he said. Cherry added a 35-yard run from scrimmage in the rst half. Yearling was led by quarterback Kysell Richardson who completed six-of-eight pass attempts for 78 yards and two touchdowns. Richardson hit Janavise Futch with a 27-yard strike in the rst half and hit Malcolm Chambers with a 5-yard score on the nal play of the contest. Richardson said his offensive line did a good job blocking for him and giving him lanes to throw to “It was a great game and was very competitive. I think Osceola did what they were supposed to do and they just wanted it a little more than we did,” he said. Chambers said the game was meant to be fun but it did get competitive. He said w hen the two teams combine, it’ll be tough on opposing high schools. “Yearling doesn’t give up, we ght to the end. I had it in my mind that I would get a touchdown no matter how long it took,” Chamber said. “I think Okeechobee High should be very good for the next four y ears.” Futch said he was glad he scored his rst touchdown and he predicts some great seasons ahead for Brahman football. “It felt great to score and I thought it was a good time to score,” he said. Faulkner said he felt con dent when he entered the game in the second half in relief of Logan Etherton who was the rst half quarterback. He praised his offensive line for ghting hard and also his top receiver, Darius Houze who caught three passes for 69 yards in the game. “It was crazy, but I have con dence in Darius. He’s a great receiver and a great athlete. The kids at school really encouraged us and wanted us to win,” he added. Faulkner added a 3-yard run for a touchdown. Houze said he wanted to set the tone when he grabbed a key 22-yard pass that gave Osceola a rst and goal at the Yearling three in the third quarter. “We were acting slow and I had to do my job and help put points on the board for Osceola. We had a good run game, we made some great plays, and I enjoyed it,” he said. “We were the underdog coming in. It’s not how you start the game it’s how you nish.” Lamar Williams rushed for 72 yards on seven carries for Yearling. He also had a tackle in the back eld. Royce Arnold added a quarterback sack for the Bulls. Futch added 51 yards in offense. Chambers added an interception. Darkevious Moreland had three receptions for 36 yards for Yearling. Austin Guerrero had a fumble recovery for Osceola. Junior varsity head coach Joe Smith said it was a great game and a ght to the end and he was impressed with the pride shown by the players and how they fought to the end. “We will be ready and battle tested. I’ll take these kids anywhere and I know they will compete. Yearling was down but they were still ghting, that is something that can’t be coached.” Brahman head coach Chris Branham told the kids that he was extremely proud o f their efforts and that he can’t wait to get this group together as one squad to see what they can do. “I feel the possibilities are endless for this group. This was something special and the y showed a lot of heart, especially on that nal drive,” he said. REHAB THERAPY/ NURSING HOME We Love to We Love to Care! Care! 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