Okeechobee news

MISSING IMAGE

Material Information

Title:
Okeechobee news
Uniform Title:
Okeechobee news (Okeechobee, Fla. 2000)
Physical Description:
Newspaper
Language:
English
Publisher:
Okeechobee News
Place of Publication:
Okeechobee Fla
Publication Date:

Subjects

Subjects / Keywords:
Newspapers -- Okeechobee (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Okeechobee County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Genre:
newspaper   ( marcgt )
newspaper   ( sobekcm )
Spatial Coverage:
United States -- Florida -- Okeechobee -- Okeechobee
Coordinates:
27.241667 x -80.833056 ( Place of Publication )

Notes

Additional Physical Form:
Also available on microfilm from the University of Florida.
Dates or Sequential Designation:
Vol. 91, no. 111 (Apr. 20, 2000)-
General Note:
Latest issue consulted: Vol. 91, no. 182 (June 30, 2000).

Record Information

Source Institution:
University of Florida
Rights Management:
All applicable rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.
Resource Identifier:
aleph - 003642554
oclc - 72823230
lccn - 2006229435
System ID:
UF00028410:02278

Related Items

Preceded by:
Daily Okeechobee news


This item is only available as the following downloads:


Full Text

PAGE 1

Wednesday, June 25, 2014 50¢ Plus ta x Vol. 105 No. 76 12.89 feetLast Year: 13.94 feet Lake Levels See page 4 for information about how to contact this newspaper. Civil Air Patrol tracks down emergency beacon... Page 7 Summer hoops tourney set ... Page 3 3 arrested on heroin charge ... Page 10 Okeechobee News/ Charles MurphyWhere there’s smoke ...Florida Forest Service pilot Sanne Esque spends her days in the air searching for wild res in the six-county area ying a Cessna model 182 single engine plane. For the story, see page 15. Churches plan Vacation Bible School ... Page 3 S ource: South Florida Water M anagement District. Depth given in feet above sea level By Katrina ElskenOkeechobee News The sheriff’s of ce budget is once again on the agenda for Thursday’s meeting o f the Okeechobee County Board of Commissioners. According to the agenda for the June 26 meeting, the board will receive a presentation of the Sheriff’s FY 2014-15 budget request and review with recommendations for funding to staff for inclusion in the F Y 2014-15 Proposed County Budget or continue discussions as necessary. In other business Thursday, the count y commission will consider a contract for the Agri-Civic Center Drainage Improvements with Murray Logan Construction, Inc. in the amount of $55,125 based on the General Services Contract between Murra y Sheriff to review budget By Charles M. MurphyOkeechobee News Despite some improvements in FCAT scores, some Okeechobee County Schools could see their school grades drop this year. Okeechobee County improved in four out of ve assessment areas, which included a 14 percent increase in Grade 3 mathematics and a 10 percentage increase in Grade 10 writing. Grade 3 reading scores increased by 7 percentage points. In Grades 3 to 5 reading, Okeechobee schools went from 44 percent at grade level or above to 47 percent. In Grades 6 to 8 reading scores dropped from 45 to 44 percent. In Grades 9-10 reading scores fell from 48 percent pro cient to 45 percent. As for math, scores went up 7 percent in grades 3 to 5, from 46 to 53 percent. Grade 6 to 8 scores dropped from 46 to 40 percent at grade level. Grade 5 science scores rose from 37 to 40 percent and grade 8 science scores rose from 34 to 35 percent. Assistant Superintendent Joni Ard said despite some strong improvements in certain areas, many of the school grades could drop this year. She also couldn’t say if some elementary schools may have to add an additional hour of instruction this year. Everglades added the hour and did improve in all of the tested areas. “Everglades did a phenomenal job and had quite a bit of gain, highlighted by a 34 percent gain in third grade math. They worked ver y hard and kudos to the staff, teachers and administration there,” she added. North Elementary also earned praise as they saw strong improvement in third grade reading, a 15 percent increase, and an 9 point increase in third grade math. “We are very proud of the areas where we made gains. However, we had some drops and these are tough assessments. We’re doing everything we can to make sure we continue to show growth,” said Ms. Ard. Ms. Ard said the superintendent will meet with top school of cials to analyze the data to try and understand what the district did well County FCAT scores show ups and downsSee COUNTY — Page 5 See FCAT — Page 5

PAGE 2

The Chamber of Commerce will hold its monthly Chamber Power Networking Breakfast on Tuesday, July 8, starting at 7 a.m., and concluding at 9 a.m. at Dairy Queen (now serving breakfast). This is an excellent opportunity to get to know your local business people and build lasting relationships in a professional environment. So don’t miss out, RSVP NOW! The Chamber of Commerce will hold its monthly Chamber Business After Hours on Tuesday, July 29, from 5 to 7 p.m. at Buxton Bass Funeral Home. This is an excellent opportunity to get to know your local business people and build lasting relationships in a professional environment. So don’t miss the opportunity, RSVP 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 via 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 an application from the Chamber of Commerce or you may go to the Chamber’s website (www.okeechobeebusiness.com) and select Leadership Okeechobee under Chamber Programs on the home page to download the application. For more information, contact Mariah Parriott, Administration. at 863-467-6246; info@ okeechobeebusiness.com. The Chamber of Commerce of Okeechobee would like to announce the Inaugural Business of the Year Award Make sure to check your email and mail, we will send out NOMINATION forms for the awards. SELF NOMINATION IS ENCOURAGED! The Chamber Ambassador Program consists of enthusiastic volunteers from the Chamber membership who donate their time to help build member commitment and raise community awareness of chamber activities and bene ts. In doing so, the ambassadors grow professionally and personally by building business relationships within the community. The program is ideal if you have a desire to:  Become more active in the local business environment;  Raise awareness of your business or organization;  Give back to your community. Each year, the program accepts up to 10 individuals to serve as ambassadors for the following calendar year. If you are accepted into the program, you will receive training on the skills and responsibilities necessar y to succeed in the program. Getting involved with the Ambassador Program is one of the rst steps you can take to become more involved with the chamber. That will conclude the chamber events for this month; however, we encourage you to check out the community calendar at www.okeechobeebusiness.com for more events as they become available in the community and in the chamber. Please remember to RSVP for each of the above events to reserve your spot. If you are interested in SPONSORING any of the chamber events, please contact Mariah at 863-467-6246 or info@okeechobeebusiness.com. I look forward to seeing you at the events! Antoinette Rodriguez Executive Director 863-467-6246 Email: antoinette@okeechobeebusiness.com Available 24/7http://specialsections.newszap.com/SS/Tiles2.aspx?sortby=type&type=Florida View all our online sections in the comfort of your own home or on the go! 2014 Okeechobee County Community Guide S Big Lake Eye Care A Quick Reference Guide for New and Longtime Residents Okeechobee County 2013-2014 School Information Guide Featuring: Call to Schedule your eye appontment today! 763-3937 606 North Parrott Avenue www.biglakeeyecare.com Big Lake Eye Care Good news about your business? Your civic group? Your community?Tell your own story! 100 words and one photo for only $25!Publish Your News today!Just visit www.newszap.com, click on your community, and then on the link for Publish Your News. Always on Top of the JobŽRe-Roofing Specialists€ Metal & Shingle Roofs € Flats & Leaks Repair FREE ESTIMATES863-357-3838State Lic.#CCC1327338 2 Okeechobee News June 25, 2014 Today: Scattered showers and thunderstorms after noon. Partly sunny, with a high near 94. Heat index values as high as 101. Calm wind becoming south southeast around 5 mph in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 40 percent. Tonight: Isolated showers and thunderstorms before midnight. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 71. Calm wind. Chance of precipitation is 20 percent.Extended ForecastThursday : Scattered showers and thunderstorms after noon. Partly sunny. High 94. Calm wind becoming north northeast around 5 mph. Chance of precipitation is 50 percent. Thursday Night : Isolated showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 73. South wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening. Chance of precipitation is 20 percent. Okeechobee Forecast Silver Palms helps Wounded Warrior ProjectDonate $20 to the Wounded Warrior Project and enjoy beautiful Silver Palms RV Resort for seven straight days. For more information online, go to www.silverpalmsrv.com/wounded-warrior-7/. Special to the Okeechobee News Clifton “Kip” Gardner was selected on March 3 as a recipient of the Daily Point of Light Award for his outstanding volunteer service in Okeechobee County. At nearly 90 years-old, Clifton Gardner of Okeechobee, Fla. works tirelessly for his church’s food pantry, the Masonic Child Identi cation program, Shriners Hospitals for Children, and as a bell ringer for the Salvation Army’s Red Kettle Christmas Campaign. Mr. Gardner, a lifelong volunteer, is part of a small community with a large need for assistance to its low-income population. As a member of the Okeechobee Masonic Lodge, Mr. Gardner has recruited and trained volunteers so they too can continue the spirit of volunteering in the Okeechobee community. In addition, he spearheads an annual awards dinner to recognize volunteers and their efforts, and works with members of his Masonic Lodge to provide college scholarships to local high school students. Kip Gardner honored for service Chamber of Commerce News Special to the Okeechobee NewsOkeechobee’s Kip Gardner (right) was selected to be a recipient of the Daily Point of Light Award which recognizes people who drive change in a community.

PAGE 3

A Gospel Sing will be held at the 7th Day Christian Church 912 N.W. Park St. featuring the Willing Vessels on Friday, June 27, at 7:30 p.m. The public is welcome. Come and enjoy a evening of worshiping and singing. First Baptist Church of Okeechobee’s V acation Bible School, Agency D3, will be held July 7-11, from 8:30 a.m. to noon. VBS is for kids going into Kindergarten through fth grades. For more information, call 863763-2171, go online to fbcokee.org, or come by the church at 401 S.W. Fourth St. Fountain of Life Church, 1302 S.W. 32nd St., is presenting “The Bait of Satan,” by John Bevere. This free program started J une 18 and will run for 12 weeks, each W ednesday, at 6:30 p.m. There will be a 30minute DVD of John Bevere teaching with a brief follow-up emphasis on key points of scripture and how to apply each to us today. W orksheets for each lesson will be available at the church. Bring your Bible and a heart and mind open to receive instructions through the word of God. For questions, call the church at 863-763-8945. The New St. Stephen A.M.E. Church family is having their Family and Friend’s Day 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. The Okeechobee Seventh Day Adv entist Church 412 N.W. 6th St., will host V acation Bible School from July 6-11 from 6 to 8 p.m. each day. This year our VBS is “Weird Animals” where Jesus’ Love is one of a kind. For preschool through sixth grade. For information, call 863-357-3680. Peace Lutheran Church Vacation Bible School is scheduled for July 7-11, 750 N.W. 23rd Lane, Okeechobee. It is for ages 3 through fth graders. For information, call 863-7635042. Haven of Rest Church 912 N.W. Second St. would like to invite you to a weekly Bible study and or youth service every Thursday at 7 p.m. For more information call Pastor Tom Velie at 863357-3053. Northside Baptist Church invites all to join the church for old-fashioned preaching based on the Bible, God-focused prayer, hymns we grew up on, Southern-Gospel favorites, with piano and bass duets on Sundays at 10:45 a.m. and 6 p.m., with Sunday School at 9:45 a.m. and Prayer Meeting on Wednesdays at 6 p.m. Northside Baptist is located about 6 miles north on 441 at 51 NW 98th St. There are many opportunities at Peace Lutheran Church including the newly founded Peace Outreach, whose goals include getting everyone to discover their gifts and use them for the Glory of God. Another new opportunity is the Peace Garden Club, focusing on church grounds beauti cation and growing vegetables in raised garden beds. All are welcome to attend the Peace Garden Club meetings on the last Monday of each month at 7 p.m. Okeechobee Mission Baptist Church will host a discover youth program every Wednesday, from 7 to 8 p.m. For more information call 8637-763-3681. Jesus Holy Ghost Crusade Ministry Soup Kitchen and Thrift Store 1401 N.E. Park St., is in need of donations of any type. All donations are tax deductible. Help is needed in putting a roof on the church and painting the building. The thrift store is open Monday-Friday from noon to 4 p.m. and the building fund yard sale will be the rst and second Saturday of every month from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. The soup kitchen is under construction. For more information, call 863-634-9194. Church of God of Prophecy has an Open Arms Ministry, at 102 N.W. 10th St. The Hurting Women’s Ministry meets on the second and fourth Friday of each month at 7 p.m. This is a ministry for women of all ages who are going through or have been through crisis in their lives. For more information, please call 863-254-8304. The First United Methodist Church Library would like to invite everyone to visit their Lending Library, Room 20, at 200 N.W. Second St., in Okeechobee. All are welcome to complete an application, no charge, to take advantage of wholesome reading, viewing and educational material for adults, children and youth. They have ction and non ction in literature, philosophy, religion and Christian romance, social sciences, geography and history. They also have materials for home schooling, with over 200 DVDs, VCRs, cassettes, national magazines, etc. Hours are Sunday, 9:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Tuesday, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Wednesday, 6–8 p.m. For further information, call Doris Entry at 863-467-1548. The Peace Lutheran Church Quilters meet every Tuesday in the Fellowship Hall. Anyone who loves to quilt or wishes to learn is welcome to join the group at 11 a.m. Bring a snack for lunch break. Dessert and coffee is furnished. The Peace Lutheran Church Frontline Warriors, a group of men dedicated to loving Jesus and serving others, meet weekl y on Tuesday morning at 6:30 a.m. For additional information, call 863-763-5042. Seasoned Seniors, anyone 50+, meet the fourth Thursday of each month at 4 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall for dinner and interesting programs. Okeechobee Missionary Baptist Church at 4212 Hwy. 441 N., and Pastor Clinton Currington, would like to invite all to participate in church services. The King James Bible is used. Sunday School is at 9:45 a.m., with worship at 10:45 a.m. Sunday Night BTC is at 5:30 p.m. followed b y worship service at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday is Bible Study at 7 p.m. Oakview Baptist Church, at 677 S.W. 32 Street, would like to invite everyone to the Sunday Worship Service at 10:30 a.m. and to our Wednesday Worship Service at 6 p.m. We also have Sunday School (for all ages) at 9:15 a.m. on Sunday mornings and we have classes at 6 p.m. on Sunday evenings. Come and worship with us! For more information, call 863-763-1699. Our website is oakviewbaptist.com. Note: An Okeechobee Church Directory is now available at Florida.Newszap.com with addresses and service times for local churches, or go to www.newszap.com/okeechobeechurches. Send additions or corrections for the online directory to okeenews@ newszap.com, or ll out the form provide d on the website. The Okeechobee News welcomes news from area churches for this weekly column. E-mail okeenews@newszap.com. Buy a Home Delivery subscription for $6 a monthand receive an E-Subscription FREE* Your local news available right at your fingertips! Call (863) 763-3134 today! When you enroll in our EZPAY subscription planStay in the know with anE-subscription Residential Commercial FREE EstimatesRoofing with the name you trust!Licensed and Insured St. Lic. CCC046939Dont make a Mistake! Call Big Lake 863-763-ROOF (7663) & REPAIRSROOFING 3 Okeechobee News June 25, 2014 By Charles M. MurphyOkeechobee News The Lakeside Basketball Association will present the inaugural 2014 Battle for the Lake in July. The camp will feature eight squads from around the state and will be hosted by Okeechobee High School, Yearling Middle School and Osceola Middle School. The entry fee is $200 per team. OHS head basketball Coach Demetre Riles and tournament director Mariano Medrano will be coordinating the event, along with several volunteers. Each team is guaranteed three games over the two-day tournament scheduled for July 19-20. For information, call Riles at 706-3057613 or Medrano at 863-610-1542. Lakeside has coordinated boys and girls basketball teams this summer to help them increase their level of skill and to ultimately improve the high school basketball programs. Summer hoops tourney planned Churches plan special programs and Vacation Bible School

PAGE 4

Reserve fund The two incumbents running for county c ommission would do well to get questions about just how much money is in the reserves answered and cleared up before the campaigns really heat up. Otherwise, it will become THEIR issue. They will be asked during the campaign. Their opponents will make sure of that. If incumbents want to be a “ray of hope” or a “beacon” or get re-elected at all, then they should start by treating their constituents with respect.Band uniforms All of you cattle ranchers and business owners, please support the band. These kids are talented and hard working and we should be proud and support them. Sheriff budget cutsIf you attended in May the Memorial Day gathering in the park honoring our Veteran Heros in t he comfort of a 20 X 20 tent, chairs, and a clean Memorial Wall, you can thank the Sheriff’s Department for it. What is sad, we may lose that service because of budget cuts? What people need to understand it is not just s etting up for events, they keep our community roads the best they can free of debris for those w ho like trashing our roads. I spoke to a deputy who explained they pick up tons of trash including tires, stoves, and refrigerators throughout the year. It never fails when t he money runs dry, cut what hurts the public. Do you believe if the cuts take place that A dopt-The Highway would be able to take up t he additional burden to maintain the cleanliness of our roads? The benches you sat on Memorial Day were placed there by Frank DeCarlo (American Drilling). Frank is one of Okeechobee’s nest business owners volunteering his and his staff’s time w hen called upon. Frank doesn’t know how to s ay no. Are we going to hope that Frank is available for every event even though he is the type of person would try his best to assist? Last year t he sheriff’s work crew played a major part along w ith Home Depot, Frank and Vets in restoring the W ar Memorial. Are we to depend on HD and other businesses to pick up the trash, set the tents and chairs up? If the jail is put out for bid, no company will perform for “free” what the sheriff’s work crew accomplish Monday through Friday plus the Community Service Hours Court Ordered by the w eekender’s. Somehow, we want to try and nd t he necessary funding to build new structures w hen we have an abundance of empty buildings, but we can’t nd funds to continue to keep our county safe and our roads clean with the necessary force to accomplish such. Drug Lords don’t cut their street dealers, thieves don’t cut back their assault on homes and businesses and for those who live and use our hi-ways is not going to cut back on their trash dumping. Get Real! Bad people need to pay the price for their bad choices and for those who can give back to the community with community service hours under the watchful eye of our deputies, who by the way, are the most “courteous to work with” and do a great job monitoring the work crews from sunup to sundown and no company or County Commissioners will match such. “Public Safety Never Should Be IN Question.” Trust me when I say this. For those who want to argue on Public Safety cutting Deputies etc. etc. they are the rst ones to complain when something happens to them or their family. It’s like the old lady that used to say “Where’s the Beef?” Their reaction is similar, “Where was Law Enforcement”? I don’t envy your position. It is a dif cult one to please everyone. But, in this case, make the right decision and do what is right for citizens who voted you in to keep our streets, homes, businesses safe and secure and our community a place where folks want to live. God Bless Jim VenselA special thank youWe would like to offer a very heartfelt thanks in the recent loss of our “Pops.” A very special thank you to Buxton-Bass Funeral Home and their wonderful staff, Russell Kilpatrick, for getting us safely back home, the Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Dept., Our Seventh Day Adventist Church family and ladies for providing a delicious meal for the family. Thank you to our many dear friends and extended family for the prayers, cards, food, owers and just being there with your love and support during this very dif cult time. The Family of Streety Ashford Hair III June 25, 2014 4 Okeechobee News OPINION Public Forum/Speak Out Letters to the editor Editor: Katrina Elsken Circulation Manager: Dee Gaudin Publisher: Tom ByrdSpeak Out has moved online, where i t is quicker and easier to share your i deas and converse with others. Go to w ww.newszap.com, click on the comm unity name and your local or state P ublic Forum. There, you can create n ew topics or comment on existing t opics. What follows is a sam pling of s ome of the discussions currently taki ng place. Thanks for participating! Lincoln Day dinnerI am so pleased to tell you of the success of the 2014 Republican Party of Okeechobee’s Lincoln Day Dinner and Clay Shoot! This was our rst year to add the shoot in the afternoon to the dinner that was held at night and it was a great success!! First of all I must let you know of the great people and businesses that sponsored our event and made the whole thing possible!! Our Premium Sponsor was Congressman Tom Rooney and he was a great help throughout the whole planning process. He is excited to be not only our Congressman but also a resident now of our great county and I appreciated his input so much! Our Platinum Sponsors were State Senator Denise Grimsley, State Representative Cary Pigman, The Republican Party of Florida, The Pat Rooney Family, Florida Power and Light, Florida Citrus Mutual and Southern Gardens Citrus. Our Bronze Sponsors were Bon-J Contracting, Inc. of Florida, Florida Engineers PAC, Garrard’s Bait and Tackle, Joey Hoover, Adam H. Putnam Florida Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services and Waste Management. Without great sponsors an event would never be as successful and I think we had the GREATEST sponsors possible! THANK YOU to each of them!!! During our clay shoot in the afternoon there were 10 stations and each station had sponsors. The above were station sponsors but I also want to say thank you to the following who sponsored a station, which was very appreciated! Terry Burroughs, Syfrett Feed and JC Martin. Thank you to each of our station sponsors. Two things that made our dinner exceptional was the speakers and the opportunity for Congressman Tom Rooney to not only say thank you to all of our veterans but he was able to award Pastor (Sgt.) John Jarriel with medals he had been awarded years ago but knew nothing about until recently. Congressman Rooney always enjoys saying thank you and was honored to be a part of honoring Pastor (Sgt.) Jarriel with his medals. The other special part was our main speakers. State Representative Cary Pigman, State Senator Denise Grimsley, Congressman Tom Rooney and our Commissioner of Agriculture Adam Putnam. We are so blessed to have each of them caring about our county and our state and our nation. There were many that were there for the rst time and have told me over and over again thank you for having them and how much they enjoyed meeting and listening to each of the speakers. During our program we had an awards cer emony for the clay shooting as well as drawing s for some great door prizes that were donated b y The Gun Shop, Cowboy’s Restaurant and Th e Tin Fish restaurant. Teresa Chandler and Ton y Bishop donated two very neat wreaths mad e out of empty gun shells and everyone was happ y with all the prizes, especially the winners! Gin a Reynolds really enjoyed her night as she was th e winner of the 50/50 and took home about $450! The team that had the highest score was the Pa t Rooney Family Team A, which was made up o f Dennis Klotz, Dan Chandler, Bob Hoffman an d Tom Hoffman. The high score individual winne r was Ray Royce. All the winners received a grea t plaque designed by East Coast Signs. Nothing successful is done by one perso n but a team and I had the best! A huge than k you to Joe Allen, Tom Levins, Joey Hoover Darlene Mayers and Bryce Whidden. The entir e board has been great to work with and helpfu l throughout the process. Thank you so much t o each of you! The other big thank you goes to the OK Cor ral & Gun Club. What a great team of peopl e they are to work with! Channing Boyd and Be n Wise were nothing but helpful through th e whole process and Mike Amorall, the chef, pre pared a meal that I am still hearing great praise s over!! The venue was beautiful and the staf f always courteous. I really can’t say thank yo u enough to John Smith, owner, for allowing u s to have such a great day and night at his beauti ful venue! Thank you to each person that not only gav e and helped but CAME!! Whether you wer e shooting or just came to the dinner, we trust yo u had a great time and enjoyed the evening. Th e night was created for you, the speakers came t o speak to you and I hope you took the time t o meet them before leaving. Thank you to eac h one of you for coming! Thank you for the opportunity to say than k you because it was truly a success in every sens e of the word. The Republican Party is geared u p and ready to run a successful election year. I tel l people all the time that I am not Republican be cause everyone that runs is perfect (Jesus isn’ t running), but because we have the values tha t I can live under and be a part of helping goo d people get elected and implementing the value s we stand for! Anybody wanting to be a part o f the election process and helping in many ways please call me at 863-532-2482. Debi Large Chairman/Republican Party of Okeechobee Letter to the editor

PAGE 5

Some newspapers seem to take pleasure in the bad news. Not us. We do print badŽ news. (It IS newsworthy when things go wrong, and citizens need to know about problems.) Still, we give most of our attention to good news the kind you clip and tape to your refrigerator door. (This isnt difficult. The vast majority of what happens in our community IS good.) How are we doing? Let us know by emailing feedback@newszap.com or calling your editor.Community Service Through Journalism 5 Okeechobee News June 25, 2014 Logan Construction, Inc. and Northern Palm Beach County Improvements District. Commissioners will also consider the proposed Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) between the Okeechobee County BOCC and Okeechobee Soil and Water Conservation District and take such action as the Board deems appropriate, subject to County Attorney’s review of MOA. The county will also consider a resolution advocating Florida Power and Light to locate a natural gas power plant in Okeechobee County. Florida Power and Light has submitted property owned by FPL in the northeast corner of Okeechobee County to the Public Service Commission as a preferred sight for the location of a natural gas power plant. This power plant would be a tremendous economic bene t to the Okeechobee community, from the 300 plus jobs created during construction to the reduced tax burden on the citizens by reductions in millage rates. FPL’s customer’s in the southeast would see a reduction in transmission losses. The Okeechobee County Board of County Commissioners will hold its Regular Session on Thursday, June 26, 2014 at 9 a.m. at the Okeechobee County Historic Courthouse in the “Judge William L. Hendry Courtroom, 304 N.W. Second St., Okeechobee, Florida. The meeting will also be broadcast live on the internet. For the link, go to http://www. co.okeechobee. .us/. COUNTYContinued From Page 1 and where the district did poorly. They also w ould like to develop speci c plans that can address those strengths and weaknesses. “We will look at very speci c plans for each school and very speci c strategies. W e will analyze all the results and data with demographics, disabled students, English language earners, attendance, student performance versus teacher evaluations, and even involve the nance department to help where grants might be available,” she added. One pilot program known as I-ready was used at Everglades this year and could be expanded to other schools. It is a computer program that includes a diagnostic tool. Students go online to do lessons and the program identi es the skills that are lacking and then recommends lessons those students take to build up those skills. It is very individualized and has a potential of helping every student in school. Ms. Ard said parents should not be surprised if school grades drop this year. They also hope the summer reading program will be embraced by more students and parents. Another improvement could come in more professional development opportunities for teachers to improve their skills in the classroom and with using technology to assist in their instruction. Ms. Ard said the system is looking forward to a new school year and hope to come up w ith strategies to continue growth.Elementary school reportsCentral Elementary third grade reading scores went from 38 to 37 percent and math from 39 to 52 percent. Fourth grade reading dropped from 58 to 40 and math from 61 to 52 percent. Everglades Elementary saw reading scores increase from 39 to 50 and math from 39 to 73 percent in third grade, from 38 to 49 percent in fourth grade reading, and 34 to 67 percent in fourth grade math. Fifth grade reading rose from 42 to 48 percent and math from 26 to 32 percent. Everglades had an extra hour of instruction mandated by the state this year due to low test scores for the 20122013 school year. North Elementary scores went from 54 to 69 percent in third grade reading, 55 to 54 in fourth grade reading and from 50 to 63 in fth grade reading. Math scores went from 68 to 76 in third grade, 53 to 59 in fourth grade, and from 38 to 52 percent in fth grade. Fifth grade science scores rose from 44 to 61 percent. Seminole Elementary School saw reading scores rise from 31 to 44 percent in third grade, 39 to 45 in fourth grade and drop from 62 to 36 percent in fth grade. Math scores went from 48 to 55 percent in third grade, 65 to 56 percent in fourth grade, and from 60 to 41 in fth grade. Writing scores went from 40 to 58 percent in fourth grade. South Elementary School saw reading scores fall from 39 to 38 percent in third grade and from 50 to 36 percent in fourth grade. Math scores went from 49 percent to 55 percent in third and from 53 to 52 percent in fourth grade. Fourth grade writing scores fell from 45 to 22 percent.Middle school reportsOsceola Middle School fth grade saw reading scores go from 39 to 47 percent and math scores from 30 to 34 while science scores went from 38 to 39 percent. Osceola sixth grade scores went from 46 percent in reading to 53 percent and from 44 to 46 percent in math. Seventh graders went from 44 to 47 percent in reading and from 56 to 45 in math. Eighth graders went from 41 to 44 percent in reading, from 42 to 16 percent in math, from 31 to 35 percent in science and from 41 to 33 percent in writing. Yearling Middle School sixth grade reading went from 47 to 41 percent and math from 41 to 47 percent. Seventh grade went from 46 to 45 percent in reading and from 51 to 45 percent in math. Eighth grade reading scores went from 46 to 40, math from 50 to 26, science from 39 to 36, and writing from 30 to 33 percent.High school reportsNinth grade reading scores went from 50 percent at or above grade level to 41. Tenth grade reading scores remained the same at 51 percent while writing scores rose from 43 to 52 percent. Compared to state levels, six out of 67 school districts were lower than Okeechobee in grades 6-8 reading scores. Eleven school districts fell below Okeechobee in the state in ninth and tenth grade reading, 14 districts scored below Okeechobee in math grades three to ve. Six fell below Okeechobee in math scores from grade six to eight. Nine districts scored below Okeechobee’s average in fth grade science, and seven below in eighth grade science. There were 23 districts that declined in third grade reading scores; 13 in sixth to eighth grade reading. Nineteen declined in 9-10 grade reading, 20 districts in eighth grade science, 17 in third to fth grade math, and 29 in sixth to eight grade math scores this year. Okeechobee was 10 points below the state average in third grade reading, an improvement from last year of three points. The schools were 14 points below state average in grade six to eight reading, and nine points below in grades nine and ten. Okeechobee was six points below state averages in grade three to ve math, 13 points behind in grades 6-8 math, 14 points below state average in grade ve science and 14 points behind in eighth grade science FCATContinued From Page 1 The S-127, known as the Buckhead Ridge Navigation Lock, on the north shore of Lake Okeechobee is scheduled undergo maintenance and refurbishing work to extend the life of the lock mechanisms. The lock will be closed to boat traf c beginning Monday, July 7. Work is scheduled to be complete and the lock reopened to boaters by Friday, August 1. For information about the lock and the inspection of the lock, please contact Gary Ritter at (863) 462-5260, ext. 3017, or gritter@sfwmd.gov SFWMD to refurbish BHR navigation lock Medicare 101 event is June 26, presented at libraryJoin SHINE at the Okeechobee Public Library for a free Medicare 101 presentation Thursday, June 26 at 10 a.m. The presentation will focus on Medicare Parts A, B, C and D and how to decide between Original Medicare and a Medicare Advantage Plan. SHINE (Serving Health Insurance Needs of Elders) is a national, free program offered by the Area Agency on Aging and the Florida Department of Elder Affairs. Specially-trained volunteers assist seniors, disabled adults and their caregivers with Medicare questions by providing one-on-one counseling and information. SHINE services are free, unbiased and con dential. Counselors are not af liated with any insurance company and will not attempt to sell insurance policies. All counseling records are con dential. For information about local events and counseling sites, contact the Helpline at 866-684-5885; or, visit www.FloridaSHINE.org.

PAGE 6

Library hosts reading programThe Okeechobee County Library, 206 S.W. 16th St., will host a summer reading program at 3:30 p.m. every Wednesday from June 25 through July 30. The program is appropriate for children ages 3-9. Parental supervision and assistance is required during each class. This year’s theme is science. There will be prizes for reading and a reading log will be given out, along with crafts and more. Participants are not required to register for the program. For information, call 863-763-3536. V FW will host pork dinnerBig Lake Post VFW 10539, will offer a roasted pork dinner on Thursday, J une 26 at 5 p.m. with mashed potatoes, green beans, corn bread and dessert. $7 donation. All proceeds bene t local veterans. The public is welcome. For information, call 863-763-2308.Storm webinar scheduledA “Brace for the Storm” workshop will be held Thursday, June 26, at 7 p.m. This is a webinar and will be held online at http:// www.beready orida.org/workshops. It is designed to provide information to homeowners on disaster mitigation techniques that can reduce damage to homes from hurricanes and other disasters that threaten Floridians. For information, visit www.beready orida.org; or, contact Mitch Smeykal, Okeechobee County Division of Emergency Management, at 863-763-3212.Camp will present musicalMigrant Summer Theatre Camp presents “Seussical Jr.” on Friday, June 27 at 6:30 p.m. in the OHS Lecture Hall. Free admission.Sunday night bingo plannedAmerican Legion 64 will host Sunday night bingo on June 29 at 6:30 p.m. Doors will 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. The event is open to the public. The American Legion now has free WIFI for its lounge and dining room patrons.Moose will host breakfastBuckhead Ridge Moose Lodge #2417, 1016 Linda Road, will host an eggs-to-order breakfast buffet on Sunday, June 29, from 8-11 a.m. On Monday, June 30, ve-card bingo runs from 1-4 p.m. On Wednesday, July 2, regular bingo starts at 6 p.m. with food from 5-7 p.m. Thursday, July 3, ve-card bingo runs from 6:30-9 p.m. The dinner special on Friday, July 4, is BQQ pork chops from 5-7 p.m., starting at 5 p.m. with entertainment starting at 7 p.m. Saturday, July 5, features meat bingo from 4-7 p.m. with food from 5-7 p.m. For information, call 863-763-2250.Group to host sit & sewConKerr Cancer’s next “sit & sew” will be held on Tuesday, July 1 from 10:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. at the Okeechobee Presbyterian Church on Parrott Avenue. Bring your sewing machine and child-friendly cotton fabric and sew with other ladies in our community who want to put a smile on the face of a child stricken with cancer or other lifechanging illnesses. Pillowcase kits will be available for you to sew at this meeting. For further information or to donate material, call Joan at 863-467-0290.Healthy Start to meetOkeechobee Healthy Start Coalition board of directors will meet Wednesday, July 2, at 11 a.m. at its of ce located in the White House Plaza, 1132 S. Parrott Ave. The meeting is open to the public. The coalition is part of a statewide network responsible for planning and implementing services for pregnant women and infants. The coalition is made up of citizens interested in promoting healthy families and healthy outcomes for babies in Okeechobee. For information, contact Executive Director Kay Begin at 863462-5877.July 4 celebration setThe Okeechobee Fraternal Order of Police will host an Independence Day Celebration Friday, July 4 starting at 4 p.m., at Okee-Tantie park on S.R. 78 West at the Kissimmee River. This will be a family-oriented, non-alcoholic event with activities to keep the whole family entertained. Festivities will include: music; watermelon, hot dog and ice cream eating contests; a frozen T-shirt contest; and, a baking contest. The grand nale will be a Zambelli reworks show synchronized to music at 9 p.m. The reworks show can be viewed from Okee-Tantie Park, Lock 7, Nubbins Slough or any area on the waterways near the Kissimmee River and Lake Okeechobee. Boaters coming for reworks only are to use the C. Scott Driver Park boat ramp access.YMS to host volleyball clinicYearling Middle School’s Inaugural Summer Volleyball Clinic will be held from July 8-9 for ages 6-10, and July 10-11, for ages 11-14, at the Yearling Middle School Gym from 9 a.m. 3 p.m. The cost for both days is $50. Call Kellyann Campbell at 863-801-6636 or Carrie Heineman at 863-484-0812.B.R.A.T. Club plans danceThe Okeechobee B.R.A.T. Club (Building Relationships Among Teens) will host a red, white and blue Teen Dance Party at the Okeechobee Freshman Campus, 610 S.W. Second Ave., on Saturday, July 19 from 7 until 10 p.m. The dance is for students ages 12-16. The cost is $7 and includes hot dogs, soda and chips. For information, contact Allison Chandler at 863-697-9096. Obituaries should be submitted to t he Okeechobee News by e-mailing o bits@newszap.com. Customers may also r equest photos and links to online guest b ooks. A link to the obituaries is available at w ww.newszap.com.Maurice E. McClurg, 83OKEECHOBEE — Maurice E. McClurg died Saturday, June 21, 2014, at Raulerson Hospital. Maurice was a resident of Okeechobee for the past 12 years and a member of More 2 Life Church. He enjoyed boating, sports, listening to religious and Christian music, playing games on the computer and was always ready with a joke. Maurice was preceded in death by his rst wife, Velma; and step-son, Lance Hall. He is survived by his wife of 27 years, Sandr a McClurg, of Okeechobee; sons, Andy McClurg and Brett (Stacy) McClurg, both of West Palm Beach, Craig (Otilia) McClurg of Okeechobee; a daughter, Julie (Pat) Rausch of New Smyrn a Beach; step-sons, Michael Hall of Ind., John Hall of Port St. Lucie, Steve Hall of Okeechobee; stepdaughter, Lachelle (Philip) Powell of Ind.; 18 grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren; a sister, Madelyn Norton of Palm Bay; and numerous nieces and nephews. Visitation will be held on Friday, June 27, 2014, from 11 a.m. until service time of 12 p.m. at Buxton & Bass Okeechobee Funeral Home with Pastor Cary McKee of ciating. In lieu of owers, the family asks that memorial donations be made in Maurice’s name to the Alzheimer’s Association, Southeast Florida Chapter, P.O. Box 22594, West Palm Beach, FL 33416. 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 Buxton & Bass Okeechobee Funeral Home, 400 N. Parrott Ave, Okeechobee, FL 34972. E D U C A T I O N A L S E M I N A R S Cremation & Burial Luncheon 11AMBeef O’Brady’s608 S. Parrott Ave. Okeechobee Tuesday, August 5Luncheon 11AMLightsey’s10435 Hwy 78 West Okeechobee Wednesday, July 30Luncheon 11AMGolden Corral700 S. Parrott Ave. Okeechobee Wednesday, July 2 Thursday, July 17 Monday, July 28 Call 863-357-7283 to Reserve Your Seat Affordable Traditional Funerals/Military Specials Complimentary LuncheonHOSTED BY SEAWINDS FUNERAL HOME & CREMATORY 3833 SE 18th Terrace, Okeechobee, FL 34974Presented by: Jim Kiley, Advance Planning Specialist Obituaries 6 Okeechobee News June 25, 2014 View obituaries from the past month at http://www.legacy.com Community Events Brought to you by:Plumbing & Air ConditioningSince 1975 Lic#CAC1817236

PAGE 7

By Charles M. MurphyOkeechobee News Okeechobee campers had a summertime volleyball course that kept them busy last week as they strive to build Osceola Middle School’s volleyball program. Coach Lauren Throop was ecstatic about the response to the rst camp the school has offered. Yearling Middle School will offer a similar camp in July. Throop said, overall, the girls really got a lot of instruction and knowledge from the ve-day camp. “We had a few obstacles to overcome and just one net for a couple days but I think the girls did a great job to make everything work,” she noted. OMS hosted the camp for two days and it was moved to the First Baptist Church Recreation Outreach Center for the remainder of the week. There were 34 girls in attendance that ranged in age from 7-14. The goal is to build a pool of players that will compete for playing time at the middle school over the next few years. The greater the dif culty in making the team, the greater the team’s success should be. Throop had several coaches with volleyball knowledge at the camp which included coaches from Lagrange College, Florida College and Indian River State College. She also had some experienced players from the Okeechobee High School taking part. “For the campers to come out and see the older girls play really gave them a little re and encouragement to want to learn about the game,” she noted. “The girls seemed to have a lot of fun.” While most of the time was spent on the basics of the game, there was also some advanced instruction to challenge the players. “They really picked up on a lot of the basic skills. I’m looking forward to another camp next summer and I’m sure we can make some improvements to make the camp go smoother,” she added. Throop was a two-sport star during her high school career as she excelled in volleyball and softball. Osceola Middle School hosts local volleyball camp Walpole Feed & Supply Co. 863-763-6905 Hwy 98 N • Okeechobee• Fly Control Mineral • Fly Blocks • Fly Spray • Fly Bait • Pour-ons • Fly Bags Your Fly Control Center The Okeechobee News will be closed Friday, July 4th for Independence Day SUNDAY, JULY 6TH DEADLINEDisplay Advertising ...................3 p.m. Wednesday, July 2 .......................11 a.m. Thursday, July 3 Obituary Deadline ....................... 3 p.m. Thursday July 3Have a Safe Holiday! 7 Okeechobee News June 25, 2014 By Capt. Gregory Gernat; CommanderSpecial to the Okeechobee News The Okeechobee Composite Squadron of the Civil Air Patrol was called out on June 16 at 11:30 p.m. to locate a distress beacon that had been activated. The unit that had been activated is known as an EPIRB (Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon). These are generally installed on boats where they can be activated automatically when they come in contact with w ater or manually. Other types of distress beacons are the ELT (Emergency Locator Transmitter) which is mainly used in aircraft and can be activated by an impact or manually and the PLB (Personal Locator Beacon) w hich is used mainly by hikers and are activ ated manually. The EPIRB’s and ELT’s are usually orange or yellow in color. All these distress beacons operate on the same frequency and are picked up by the Copas-Sarsat polar orbiting satellite system giving global coverage. Since 1982 this system has rescued 28,000 people from 7,000 distress situations. In 2010 alone there were 2,388 people saved from 641 distress situations. We were given several positions in the Wal-Mart/Home Depot area and one less likely position in the 1400 block of SE 8th Avenue. We spent the night with our direction nding gear and had a lot of dif culty triangulating the exact location due to re ection from buildings and trees. We even drove the length of SE 8th Avenue and could not pick up a signal there. We came to the conclusion that the signal was possibly coming from Brantley’s Salvage Yard. By this time it was 5 a.m. We came back the next morning, June 17, and found Mr. Brantley had just taken in a sail boat. An inspection of the boat revealed no EPIRB. Upon checking the salvage yard we found that the signal was coming from further east toward Taylor Creek. We then went back to SE 8th Avenue and received a very strong signal which was narrowed down to the 1900 block of SE 8th Avenue. Making our way through the brush to the shore of Taylor Creek we found the EPIRB oating against the shoreline. Apparently it had been oating around Taylor Creek for a while before coming to rest where we found it. This is the reason for the different locations given to us. So the EPIRB was retrieved from the water and deactivated which is usually the end of our job. But the serial number on this unit revealed it had been stolen from Brevard County back in April. Therefore, the unit was turned over to the Okeechobee City Police for investigation. The Civil Air Patrol participates in about 95 percent of the land based search and rescue missions in the United States. We are also af liated with FEMA, DEA, Homeland Security, State and Local Governments and help them with their missions when called upon. We are the of cial Auxiliary of the United States Air Force, yet operate as a notfor-pro t 501 (C) 3 Corporation. For more information contact Capt. Greg Gernat at 863-357-2888 or 1LT Angel Garcia at 863532-1901. Civil Air Patrol locates emergency distress beacon Special to the Okeechobee NewsPhoto of EPIRB recovered on June 17 off of Southeast Eighth Avenue. Special to the Okeechobee NewsOMS hosted the camp for two days. There were 34 girls in attendance that ranged in age from 7-14.

PAGE 8

publix.com/pharmacy Free medications include select antibiotics, ACE inhibitors, calcium-channel blockers, and immediate-release metformin. Certain restrictions apply; see pharmacy for details.Free medications.* Co-pay assistance. Our clinically trained pharmacists offer free medications or they can look to help lower your co-pays. 8 Okeechobee News June 25, 2014 Special to the Okeechobee News/ NESNorth Elementary students honoredNorth Elementary School would like to congratulate their students of the week for the week of March 24: Reyli Mejia, Mirrielle Otumfuo, Joseph Droze, Holden Hawkins, Maria Hernandez, Samaya Palmerin, Merlelaysia Billie, Kaylee McPeak, Parker Gruegel, James Phillips, Yaquelin Gomez, Jonathan Hartzke, Tanner Seabolt, Mackenzie Osteen, Antony Lemus, Trace Ellerbee, Dylan Cox, Alexys Orellano, Kayley Najera, Lacey Bowers, Connor Rubin, Katie Mitchum, Liliana Radd-Gast, Leyton Watford, Nicholas Hopkins, Pablo Betancourt, Hailey Eddy, Lacey Nail, Xavier Guerrero, Alejandro GonzalezGonzalez, Samantha Ruiz, Colby Bohannon, Yaneli Raya and Ben Bailey. Special to the Okeechobee News/ CESCentral Elementary Students of the weekCentral Elementary School would like to congratulate the students of the week for the week of April 28: Yuridia Bernal, Ashanti Smith, Natalie Willis, Dominic Mazzucco, Ricardo Garcia, Azael Campuzano, Gloria Gonzalez, Angel Antonio, Klyer Pasley, Grayson Blackman, Saul Cortez, Luis Carrillo, Jathan Diaz, Yeraldin Osorio-Bello, Emmanuel Juarez, Brantley Sandoval, Symode Williams, Grace Anne Thomas, Emma Vanderhoff, Summer McGlamory, Yesell Tinajero, Juan Solorzano, Cierra Lerma, Destiny Boyer, Jayton Howard, November Chrisley, Vanessa Johnson, Victor Solis, Maddie Williams and Beatriz, Martinez. Special to the Okeechobee NewsSeminole Elementary Students of the WeekSeminole Elementary would like to congratulate their Students of the Week for the week of May 9: Savannah Souvanavethi, Luis Rojas, Robert Vanegas, Juan Betancourt, Adan Hernandez, Mark Perkins, Deanna Tindall, Cassidy Tyson, Faith Caldwell, Karla Alderman, Andrea Chavez, Miguel Montoya, Rylee Kesner, Angela Alaniz, Amelia Burns, Yareli Rojo, Eli Deckard, Jason Villatoro, Lexi Lorenz, Gisselle Rodriguez, Jonathan Hernandez, IsaBella Davis, Julian Holmes, Dominick Hinton, Milagros Medrano, Jennifer Aguilar, Marely Gonzalez, Jose Gomez, Adeline Garcia, Idalia Jiminez and Esmeralda Meneses. OMS honors studentsThese students were ready for their summer vacation! Our nal "breakout" students of the week heading into summer are (in no particular order): Elia Suarez (not pictured), Zander Blackwood (not pictured), Alejandra Rodriguez, Hailey Korpi, Josh Allen, Emily Beaty, Lindsay Lipscomb, Jeffrey Rhoden, Ladora Taylor, JuJuan Cherry, Natalie Banuelos and Audrey Williams-Waldron. Way to go, students! Special to the Okeechobee News/ OMS

PAGE 9

CANCER?15 Minute chat with Dr. Kumar, at no charge, to discuss Advanced Treatment options personalized just for you.Limited Appointments. CALL NOW 863-467-9500Big Lake Cancer Center1115 North Parrott Avenue, Okeechobee Exceeding patients expectations~ every day!Ž RADIATION ONCOLOGISTS ORTHOPAEDICS Benjamin Epstein, D.O.Dr. Epstein is an experienced orthopaedic surgeon, who has been in practice for 20 years. Dr. Epstein For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 863-357-0540. Most insurances and Medicare are accepted. We Treat Kids Too!Great Orthopaedic CareRight Here in OkeechobeeOrthopaedic Specialists at Raulerson offers a full range of orthopaedic services including: € Total Hip and Knee Replacements € Arthroscopic Surgery & Sports Medicine € Pediatric Orthopedics € Work Related injuries The hip joint is one of the bodys largest weight-bearing joints. Its a ball-and-socket joint. This helps the hip remain stable even during twisting and extreme ranges of motion. A healthy hip j oint allows you to walk, squat, and turn without pain. The most common cause of chronic hip pain and disability is arthritis. Osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and traumatic arthritis are the most common forms of this disease.Hip Replacement Surgery Helps Thousands Annually Hip replacement surgery helps more than 200,000 Americans each year to relieve their hip pain, and get back to enjoying normal, everyday activities. Total hip replacement surgery almost always: € Stops or greatly reduces hip pain. Even the pain from surgery should go away within weeks. € Increases leg strength. Without hip pain, youll be able to use your legs more. This builds up your muscles. € Improves quality of life by allowing you to do daily tasks and low-impact activities in greater comfort. € Provides years of easier movement. Most total hip replacements last for many years. Dont let hip pain keep you from what you enjoy doing. You may live for scenic walks, playing doubles with friends or swimming laps in the pool. Dont let hip pain stop you from moving! Get the treatment you need to comfortably move with ease. Dr. Benjamin Epstein, Board Certi“ ed Orthopaedic Surgeon with Orthopaedic Specialists at Raulerson explains My patients seeking relief from joint pain love having access to great orthopaedic care, right here in Okeechobee.Ž No more traveling great distances and inconveniencing yourself and others. The orthopaedic procedures FAMILY MEDICINE Hablamos Espaol Same Day Appointments Aliated with Raulerson Hospital RaulersonPrimaryCare.com 202 NE 2nd Avenue € Suites 3 & 4 Okeechobee, FL 34972 We Treat Kids Too!Monday … Thursday 8:00 a.m. … 5:00 p.m. Friday 8:00 a.m. … 4:00 p.m.(863) 467-2159 Dr. Zynab HassanBoard Certi“ed by the American Board of Family PhysiciansFamily Physician € Pediatrics Physicals € Family Care & Medicine Womens Health € Well-child visits Welcome to Medicare visits GYNECOLOGY you require are available in you r very own community. If hip pain is keeping you from everyday activities and the weekend recreation you cannot live without, trust an experienced, Board Certi“ ed physician to help you love your joints again … sooner. Caring Evaluation and Treatment of Women’s Health Issues J E. B• Laparoscopy Hysterectomy • Urogynecology • Pelvic Prolapse • Infertility • Minimally Invasive Surgery • Hysteroscopy • Menstrual Abnormalities • Endometriosis • Urinary Incontinence • Loss of Libido • Sterilization • Menopausal Disorders 1713 Hwy 441 N. Suite F, Okeechobee, FL • 863-763-8000 9 Okeechobee News June 25, 2014

PAGE 10

REHAB THERAPY/ NURSING HOME We Love to We Love to Care! Care! Okeechobee Okeechobee Health Care Facility Health Care Facility1646 U.S. Highway 441 North 863-763-2226Five-Star Rated Family-Owned &Operated, OHCF has been Providing Rehab & Residential Care to Okeechobee & the Surrounding Communities Since 1984€Rehab, Physical, Occupational, Speech and Out-Patient Therapy €Long-Term Nursing Care Available 7 Days a Week/24 Hours a Day €Secure Dementia and Alzheimers Memory-Care Wing €Delicious Dietitian-Planned MealsStimulating &Fun Daily Activities OPHTHALMOLOGY/ OPTOMETRY/OPTICAL 520 S.Parrott Ave. € Okeechobee Website:www.opticalgalleryeyecare.comOptical Gallery 763-4334763-3403 357-4899Medicare/Medicaid and Most VisionPlans Accepted Comprehensive Eye and Contact Lens Exams Advanced Cataract Microsurgery Diabetic Eye Exams Glaucoma Evaluation & Treatment State of the Art Complete Optical Laboratory Eyeglasses & Contact Lenses Richard L. Soldinger, O.D. David J. Underill, O.D. Board Certified Optometrists Silviano Matamoros, M.D. Board Certified Eye Physician & Surgeon UROLOGY DAVID A. SIGALOW, M.D.Board Certi“ ed In UrologySpecializing in: € Adult & Pediatric Urology € Bladder & Kidney Infections € Impotence/Implants € No Scalpel Vasectomy 215 N.E. 19th Dr. • Okeechobee 863-763-0217 Available Now!The 2013 – 2014 Medical Information Guidespecialsections.newszap.com 10 Okeechobee News June 25, 2014 By Katrina ElskenOkeechobee News A deputy who responded to a report of an infant left unattended in a car, arrested three Okeechobee residents on drug possession charges. According to Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Of ce Deputy Brian Cross’ report, on Monday, June 23, he was dispatched to the 600 block of N.E. 14th Street to investigate a report that an infant had been left unattended in a green Saturn. Deputy Cross and Deputy Leland Schoonmaker observed a green Saturn parked on the street with three adults and a child in the vehicle. Both deputies reported a strong smell of marijuana coming from the vehicle. The deputies asked all of the adults for identi cation and ran all of the names through dispatch to check for warrants. “While waiting, the father of the child came from inside a residence nearby and asked what was going on,” the report continues. “He stated that he had just went inside to visit a friend and left his child with the occupants.” The father told deputies the baby had not been left alone. He was allowed to take the child and go back into the residence. The driver of the vehicle was identi ed as the vehicle’s owner, and he agreed to allow the deputies to search the car. Deputy Schoonmaker located a cigarette cellophane wrapper containing three pills which were later identi ed as two oxycodone pills and one hydrocodone pill. In addition, the deputy found a ball of tin foil containing a brown powdery substance which eld tested positive for heroin. Tin foil pieces, commonly used to smoke narcotics, were observed throughout the vehicle. The pills and the tin foil containing heroin were in reach of all of the vehicle occupants. None claimed ownership of the drugs. Matthew Scott McGhee, 20, of 25th Street, the vehicle driver, was charged with possession of a controlled substance without a prescription and possession of heroin. Bond was set at $10,000. Megan Marker, 24, of S.E. 33rd Terrace, was charged with possession of a controlled substance without a prescription and possession of heroin. Bond was set at $10,000. Freddy Lee Mott III, 26, of East Center Street, was charged with possession of a controlled substance without a prescription and possession of heroin. He was also charged with violation of probation or communit y control. No bond was set. Report of infant left in a car leads to heroin arrests Matthew McGhee Megan Marker Freddy Mott By Katrina ElskenOkeechobee News An Okeechobee woman faces a charge of assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill following an argument in which she reportedly pointed a loaded revolver at the father of her child. Andrea Hat eld, 19, of N.E. Seventh Drive, w as arrested June 23 by OSCO Deputy Bryan Holden. According to Deputy Holden’s report, he w as dispatched to the N.E. Seventh Drive residence in response to a domestic dispute. The resident advised the deputy that he and his paramour, Andrea Hat eld, had been arguing “about him not ever being home.” The man told the deputy that Hat eld became aggressive and pulled his hair, but that he pushed her away and laid down in bed to go to sleep. He said Andrea kept yelling at him, then pointed his Smith & Wesson 357 magnum revolver in his face with her nger on the trigger. He said he grabbed the weapon away from Andrea and Andrea ran into the living room, grabbed up their infant child and left the residence on foot, according to the report. The man then unloaded the weapon, placed it into his vehicle for safe keeping and called the sheriff’s of ce, the report continued. While the deputy was at the residence, Hat eld returned, carrying the baby. Hat eld reportedly told the deputy she became angry and started pulling the man’s hair. She stated that he shoved her away so she got the gun and pointed it in his face. She said the man grabbed the gun away from her and she picked her daughter up and left the residence, the report states. “Andrea went on to say, she pointed the gun in his face to scare him and did not have any intentions to shoot him,” the report states. The revolver was collected as evidence. Hat eld was arrested and transported to the county jail. The baby was turned over to her father. Hat eld was also charged with battery, touch or strike. Okeechobee woman accused of assault with a deadly weapon

PAGE 11

REWARD $3,000.00If you have seen me, please call (954) 214-7883 or 663-3693 600-3693 or 336-9435LOST DOG in River Acres5 1/2 year old Neutered White Male Schnauzer. Last seen wearing a black collar with blue tags at 13243 SW 144th Pkwy Okeechobee MorrisŽ Important Information: Please read your ad carefully the first day it appears. In case of an inadvertent error, please notify us prior to the deadline listed. We will not be responsible for more than 1 incorrect insertion, or for more than the extent of the ad rendered valueless by such errors. Advertiser assumes responsibility for all statements, names and content of an ad, and assumes responsibility for any claims against the INI USA. All advertising is subject to publisher’s approval. The publisher reserves the right to accept or reject any or all copy, and to insert above the copy the word “advertisement”. All ads accepted are subject to credit approval. All ads must conform to INI USA style and are restricted to their proper classifications. Some classified categories require advance payment. These classifications are denoted with an asterisk *. Lost Garage/ Yard SalesWe Buy Estates Antiques, Collectibles, Household, Tools, Jewelry and etc. Call 863-697-8906 ServicesMOHAWK CONSTRUCTION INC. FILL SHELL, ASPHALT MILLINGS, SAND, STONE, MULCH, TOP SOIL. LARGE OR SMALL QUANTITIES DELIVERED OR PICK-UP, NEAR TOWN. JOSH 634-9486 Need a few more bucks to purchase something deer? Pick up some extra bucks when you sell your used items in the classifeids. Earn some extra cash. Sell your used items in the classifieds Get a quick response to any item you may be selling with a classified ad. Love the earth Recycle your used items by selling them in the classifieds. Employment Full TimeDrivers: $5,000 SignOn Bonus! Great Pay! Consistent Freight, Great Miles on this Regional Account. Werner Enterprises: 1-855-517-2488 Lost Employment Full TimeFull Time Bookkeeper/ Of ce Admin Position BTC Builders Looking for bookkeeper with exp in Quickbooks, permitting, collections, AR, AP, taxes, inventory control Please bring resume to 2625 US Hwy 441 SE Okeechobee, FL or Fax 863-582-9509 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! Seminole Tribe of Florida Building & Grounds Department Electrician: Installation, alteration, maintenance and repair of electrical systems, equipment and xtures for the Seminole Tribe of Florida Reservations and Housing operational facilities. Assignments may be verbal or consist of sketches, blueprints and electrical diagrams. Minimum of three (3) year’s experience working as a skilled electrician or related eld is required. Generator Technician: Responsible for installing, repairing and maintaining commercial power generators and electrical controls within the Seminole Tribe of Florida. A minimum of three (3) years of experience in the repair and maintenance of generator equipment and/or uninterrupted power supply systems is required. Apply online at: www.SeminoleTribe.com or fax resumes to: 954-967-3477 Employment Full Time Employment Full TimeExperienced person needed to work on large dairy farm. Must have experience operating a feed wagon and be able to communicate in English. Call 863-763-2279, 9:00 am noon for more information. DFWP. LIVE-IN CAREGIVER Room and board, $500 wk. Weekend or any 2 days off. Bonded preferred. 863-467-2083. Semi-truck driver with a clean class A CDL. Two years minimum exp. required. Bene ts provided. Apply within @ 3079 NW 8th St. Okeechobee, FL. Bring MVR and current medical card. (863)763-5586 or (800)430-0117 TRACTOR DRIVERS AND GATOR OPERATORS A. Duda & Sons, Inc., is currently looking Tractor Drivers and Gator Operators to work out of our LaBelle (Felda) Farm. You can apply in person at 12000 S. SR 29, Felda, Florida or online by sending your resume to hrlb@duda.com. Business OpportunitiesDing A ling Deli Business for sale, only independent Boars Head deli in Okeechobee, terms available leave message (863)585-2454 Earn some extra cash. Sell your used items in the classifieds Business Opportunities NOTICEIndependent Newspapers will never accept any advertisement that is illegal or considered fraudulent. In all cases of questionable value, such as promises of guaranteed income from work-athome programs if it sounds too good to be true, chances are that it is. If you have questions or doubts about any ad on these pages, we advise that before responding or sending money ahead of time, you check with the Better Business Bureau at 772-878-2010 for previous complaints. Some 800 and 900 telephone numbers may require an extra charge, as well as long distance toll costs. We will do our best to alert our reader of these charges in the ads, but occasionally we may not be aware of the charges. Therefore, if you call a number out of your area, use caution. AppliancesKenmore he WasherExc Condition 3yrs old, Asking $150 Call 863-357-7597 FurnitureFOR SALE LARGE WOODEN CABINET W/COMPUTER DESK OPTION, ELECTRIC FIRE PLACE, AND BLACK LEATHER SOFA. CALL FOR PRICES 863-447-2333 ROUND WHITE DINING TABLE 40”, PEDESTAL, WITH 4 CHAIRS. $125.00 O.B.O. 863-467-5304 Apartments Beautiful Samantha’s Garden Apartments 2BR/2BA, in town, W&D, $800 mo. + sec. dep. Call (863)467-9250 or (863)634-5780. NW OKEE: 2 BR 1.5 BA, 2 BR, 1 BA. $650, $700. 1st, last & $500 security. 561-346-1642. OKEECHOBEE 1/1, New oor covering, clean, furnished, cable, Wi-Fi, elec, satellite W/D included, fenced yard, small pet okay. $600/mo plus sec (863)467-1950 Houses Rent1/1 FULLY FURNISHED ON THE WATE R $650.00 MO. 1ST AND SECURITY. NO PETS CALL 863-484-0040 BUCKHEAD 3/2 HOUSE, RANGE, REFRIG., WASHER, DRYER, NEW CENTRAL AIR/HEAT. SCREENED PORCH, SHED! SUPE R CLEAN! WATERFRONT. $850.00 PER MO. 561-312-8471 FOR RENT WITH OPTION TO BUY. RANCH Oak Hammock, 7 1/2 ac., fenced with 2 pastures, 3BR, 3BA, 2000 sq. ft. with porches, 48x24 2 story barn, with tack rm & chicken coop, 30’x30’ carport. Available July 1st! Must see! By Appointment Only. $1000 mo. Call 954-242-2558. 18088 NW 256 St. Kings Bay lrg. 3/2 with vaulted ceilings, all appliances, pool, and lawn service included. No pets. $900/mo, 1st., last and $400 sec dep. 863-634-0663 Join all the people who say, I sold it in the classifieds.Ž 11 Okeechobee News June 25, 2014

PAGE 12

Houses RentTreasure Island SE 36th Ave., 4/2, fenced yard, tiled throughout. $800 mo. + Sec. 863-634-0663. Office Space RentPremier of ce space for rent In Okeechobee High traf c area one block North of Hwy 441 & 70 intersection 2,300 sq ft 7 of ces, reception area, Kitchen, storage areas, 6x8 DoubleFaced Neon Sign on Hwy 441 (N. Parrott Ave) Call 863-610-2390 or 863-610-1290 For More Information. Mobile HomeSalePalm Harbor Homes Plant City!! $5K Home replacement. Over 22 models to viewFree factory tours@ New Velocity home $67,903 includes delivery, set and A/C. plantcity.palmharbor.com or 800-622-2832 *Se habla espanol* Autos WantedCASH FOR CARS No Title Needed, Any Condition. 268junk.com Located in Okeechobee Call (863)268-5865 Pickup Trucks2001 DODGE RAM 1500, EXTENDED CAB, $4,000.00 CALL FOR MORE DETAILS 863-634-4715 Reading a newspaper helps you understand the world around you. No wonder newspaper readers are more successful people! Time to clean out the attic, basement and/or garage? Advertise your yard sale in the classifieds and make your clean up a breeze! How do you find a job in todays competitive market? In the employment section of the classifieds Your new car could be in todays paper. Have you looked for it? When you want something sold, advertise in the classifieds. Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION CASE NO. 2012-CA-541 SAXON MORTGAGE SERVICES, INC., Plaintiff, VS. JEFFREY D. MYSLIWIEC A/K/A JEFFREY DAVID MYSLIWIEC; CAROLYN M. MYSLIWIEC; UNKNOWN TENANT(S), Defendant(s). NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated May 28, 2014, and entered in 2012-CA-541 of the Circuit Court of the NINETEENTH Judicial Circuit in and for Okeechobee County, Florida, wherein NATIONSTAR MORTGAGE LLC is the Plaintiff and JEFFREY D. MYSLIWIEC A/K/A JEFFREY DAVID MYSLIWIEC; CAROLYN M. MYSLIWIEC; UNKNOWN TENANT(S) 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 16, 2014, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: LOT 14, PLATTS BLUFF RANCHES, AS PER SURVEY THEREOF RECORDED IN O.R. BOOK 171, PAGE 877, AND ALSO RECORDED IN O.R. BOOK 172, PAGE 343, PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA, AND THAT CERTAIN 1978 DOUBLE WIDE MOBILE HOME WITH VIN 9805A AND VIN 9805B. Ally 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 2nd day of June, 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. 465747 ON 6/18,25/2014 IN THE CIRCUIT CIVIL COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY CIVIL DIVISION Case No. 2012-CA-000524 NRZ PASS-THROUGH TRUST I, U.S. BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE Plaintiff, VS. DAVID B. GILL AND BETTY L. GILL AND UNKNOWN TENANTS/OWNERS, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given, pursuant to Final Judgment of Foreclosure for Plaintiff entered in this cause on May 28, 2014, in the Circuit Court of Okeechobee County, Florida, I will sell the property situated in Okeechobee County, Florida described as: COMMENCE AT THE SOUTHEAST CORNER OF LOT 9, BLOCK 3, OKEECHOBEE LITTLE FARMS, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 2, PAGE 100, PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA; RUN N 01A 34’29” E ALONG THE EAST BOUNDARY OF SAID LOT 9, A DISTANCE OF 305 FEET FOR A POINT OF BEGINNING; FROM SAID POINT OF BEGINNING RUN S 89A 41’42” W, A DISTANCE OF 286.31 FEET TO THE WEST BOUNDARY OF SAID LOT 9, THENCE RUN S 01A 34’29” W ALONG THE EAST BOUNDARY OF SAID LOT 9, A DISTANCE OF 166 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. and commonly known as: 10810 NW 8TH AVE, OKEECHOBEE, FL 34972; including the building, appurtenances, and xtures located therein, at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash, Sales are held in the Jury Assembly Room, 2nd Floor, Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida, on July 16, 2014 at 11am. Any persons claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must le a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated this 30th day of May, 2014. Clerk of the Circuit Court Sharon Robertson BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk Lindsay Moczynski (813) 229-0900 x1551 Kass Shuler, P.A. P.O. Box 800, Tampa, FL 33601-0800 ForeclosureService@kasslaw.com 465730 ON 6/18,25/2014 Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE BY CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT Pursuant to the nal decree of foreclosure entered in a case pending in said Court, docket number: 2014-CA-61, the style of which is: GREAT SOUTHERN BANK a Missouri chartered Trust Company as successor in interest to Inter Savings Bank, FSB, Plaintiff, VS. DONNA H. LEE, SHANNON P. LEE, TD BANK, National Association, VANTAGE DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION, and UNKNOWN TENANTS n/k/a ERIC SPIGELMOYER and PAULA SPIGELMOYER, his wife, Defendants. Notice is hereby given that the undersigned, SHARON ROBERTSON, Clerk of the Circuit Court of Okeechobee County, Florida, will on the 16th day of July, 2014, at 11:00 A.M., at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 312 Northwest 3rd Street, Jury Assembly Room, Second Floor, Okeechobee, Florida 34972, in the City of Okeechobee, offer for sale and sell at public outcry to the highest and best bidder for cash, the following described property situated in Okeechobee County, Florida, to-wit: Lot 34 of Treasure Island, Unit 10, According to the Plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 5, Page 22, Public Records of Okeechobee County, Florida. Together with an 1980 NOBI double wide mobile home bearing Identi cation Number N80367A and Title Number 16837816 and Identi cation Number N80367B and Title Number 16837815. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. WITNESS my hand and the of cial seal of said Court, this 30th day of May, 2014. If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding,you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Corrie Johnson, ADA Coordinator, 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. SHARON ROBERTSON, Clerk of the Circuit Court of Okeechobee County, Florida BY: Sandra L. Creech DEPUTY CLERK Law Of ce of Cassels & McCall John D. Cassels, Jr., Esquire Post Of ce Box 968, Okeechobee, Florida 34973 465717 ON 6/18,25/2014 Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 2013CA000040 PNC BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, Plaintiff, vs. MARIA JOYCE LEGEREIT, et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN Pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated May 28, 2014, and entered in Case No. 2013CA000040 of the Circuit Court of the Nineteenth Judicial Circuit in and for Okeechobee County, Florida in which PNC Bank, National Association, is the Plaintiff and Maria Joyce Legereit, PNC Bank, National Association, successor in interest to Harbor Federal Savings Bank. Tenant # 1 also known as Eliane Pickering, Any And All Unknown Parties Claiming by, Through, Under, And Against The Herein named Individual Defendant(s) Who are not Known To Be Dead Or Alive, Whether Said Unknown Parties May Claim An Interest in Spouses, Heirs, Devisees, Grantees, Or Other Claimants; 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 16th day of July, 2014, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment of Foreclosure: LOT 238, TREASURE ISLAND, UNIT 6, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3 PAGE 57, PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA TOGETHER WITH A MOBILE HOME AS A PERMANENT FIXTURE AND APPURTENANCE THERETO, DESCRIBED AS: A 2004 SINGLEWIDE MOBILE HOME BEARING IDENTIFICATION NUMBER FLHMBCS162449833 AND TITLE NUMBER 0089013041 A/K/A 3501 SE 28th ST OKEECHOBEE FL 34974-6679 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 2nd day of June, 2014. SHARON ROBERTSON Clerk of the Circuit Court Okeechobee County, Florida BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk Albertelli Law, Attorney for Plaintiff P.O. Box 23028, Tampa, FL 33623 (813) 221-4743 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. 465746 ON 6/18,25;7/2/2014 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 47-2013-CA-000514-CAAX-MX GREEN TREE SERVICING LLC, Plaintiff, VS. LARRY C. CATO; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF LARRY C. CATO; TD BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION; UNKNOWN TENANT #1; UNKNOWN TENANT #2; Defendant(s) NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to a Final Summary Judgment of Foreclosure entered in the above-styled cause, in the Circuit Court of Okeechobee County, Florida, I will sell the property situate in Okeechobee County, Florida, described as: LOT 97, TAYLOR CREEK ISLES, SECTION ONE, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 59, PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash, the Jury Assembly Room of the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 312 NW 3rd Street, 2nd Floor, Okeechobee, FL 34972 at 11:00 A.M., on July 16, 2014. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens, must le a claim within 60 days after the sale. Witness, my hand and seal of this court on the 4th day of June, 2014. SHARON ROBERTSON CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk NOTICEIf you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Corrie Johnson, ADA Coordinator, 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711.SPANISH: Si usted es una persona discapacitada que necesita alguna adaptacion para poder participar de este procedimiento o evento; usted tiene derecho, sin costo alguno a que se le provea cierta ayuda. Favor de comunicarse con Corrie Johnson, Coordinadora de A.D.A., 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, Fl. 34986, (772) 807-4370 por lo menos 7 dias antes de que tenga que comparecer en corte o inmediatamente despues de haber recibido esta noti cacion si es que falta menos de 7 dias para su comparecencia. Si tiene una discapacidad auditiva o de habla, llame al 711. KREYOL: Si ou se yon moun ki kokobe ki bezwen asistans ou aparey pou ou ka patisipe nan prosedu sa-a, ou gen dwa san ou pa bezwen peye anyen pou ou jwen on seri de ed. Tanpri kontakte Corrie Johnson, Co-ordinator ADA, 250 NW Country Club Drive, suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 O’mwen 7 jou avan ke ou gen pou-ou paret nan tribunal, ou imediatman ke ou resevwa avis sa-a ou si le ke ou gen pou-ou ale nan tribunal-la mwens ke 7 jou; Si ou pa ka tande ou pale byen, rele 711. 465768 ON 6/18,25/2014 12 Okeechobee News June 25, 2014 Sign guestbooks at http://www.legacy.com Reading a newspaper makes you a more informed and interesting person.No wonder newspaper readers are more successful!

PAGE 13

Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 14000026CAAXMX NATIONSTAR MORTGAGE LLC, Plaintiff, VS. LESLIE MAYEA A/K/A LESLIE MAYE; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF LESLIE MAYEA A/K/A LELSIE MAYE; JOSE R ‘VENTURA; THOMAS E. ELMORE; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF THOMAS E. ELMORE N/K/A LILLIAN ELMORE; BLUE HERON GOLF AND COUNTRY CLUB HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC.; UNKNOWN TENANT #1; UNKNOWN TENANT #2; Defendant(s) NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to a Final Summary Judgment of Foreclosure entered in the above-styled cause, in the Circuit Court of Okeechobee County, Florida, I will sell the property situated in Okeechobee County, Florida, described as: Lot 77, BLUE HERON GOLF AND COUNTRY CLUB, PHASE II, according to the plat thereof, as recorded in Plat Book 6, Page 59, of the Public Records of Okeechobee County, Florida. at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash, the Jury Assembly Room of the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 312 NW 3rd Street, 2nd Floor, Okeechobee, FL 34972 at 11:00 A.M., on July 16, 2014. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens, must le a claim within 60 days after the sale. Witness, my hand and seal of this court on the 4th day of June, 2014. SHARON ROBERTSON CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk NOTICEIf you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Corrie Johnson, ADA Coordinator, 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711.SPANISH: Si usted es una persona discapacitada que necesita alguna adaptacion para poder participar de este procedimiento o evento; usted tiene derecho, sin costo alguno a que se le provea cierta ayuda. Favor de comunicarse con Corrie Johnson, Coordinadora de A.D.A., 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, Fl. 34986, (772) 807-4370 por lo menos 7 dias antes de que tenga que comparecer en corte o inmediatamente despues de haber recibido esta noti cacion si es que falta menos de 7 dias para su comparecencia. Si tiene una discapacidad auditiva o de habla, llame al 711. KREYOL: Si ou se yon moun ki kokobe ki bezwen asistans ou aparey pou ou ka patisipe nan prosedu sa-a, ou gen dwa san ou pa bezwen peye anyen pou ou jwen on seri de ed. Tanpri kontakte Corrie Johnson, Co-ordinator ADA, 250 NW Country Club Drive, suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 O’mwen 7 jou avan ke ou gen pou-ou paret nan tribunal, ou imediatman ke ou resevwa avis sa-a ou si le ke ou gen pou-ou ale nan tribunal-la mwens ke 7 jou; Si ou pa ka tande ou pale byen, rele 711. 465769 ON 6/18,25/2014 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 47-2014-CA-000120 WILMINGTON TRUST, NA, SUCCESSOR TO CITIBANK, N.A., AS TRUSTEE F/B/O HOLDERS OF STRUCTURED ASSET MORTGAGE INVESTMENTS II INC., BEAR STEARNS ALT-A TRUST 2006-6, MORTGAGE PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2006-6, Plaintiff, VS. CYNTHIA DAVIS A/K/A CYNDI DAVIS, et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF ACTION To: CYNTHIA DAVIS A/K/A CYNDI DAVIS WILLIAM DAVIS THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF CYNTHIA DAVIS A/K/A CYNDI DAVIS THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF WILLIAM DAVIS Last Known Address: 32801 Highway #441 N #155 Okeechobee, FL 34972 Current Address: Unknown ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANT(S) WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS Last Known Address: Unknown Current Address: Unknown YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose a mortgage on the following property in Okeechobee County, Florida: LOT 155, INDIAN HAMMOCK HUNT AND RIDING CLUB, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 4, PAGES 25 AND 26, PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA A/K/A 32801 HIGHWAY #441 N #155, OKEECHOBEE, FL 34972 has been led against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses within 30 days after the rst publication, if any, on Albertelli Law, Plaintiff’s attorney, whose address is P.O. Box 23028, Tampa, FL 33623, and le the original with this Court either before service on Plaintiff’s attorney, or immediately thereafter; otherwise, a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint or petition. This notice shall be published once a week for two consecutive weeks in the Okeechobee News. WITNESS my hand and the seal of this court on this 19th day of June, 2014. SHARON ROBERTSON Clerk of the Circuit Court BY: Linda F. Young Deputy Clerk **See the Americans with Disabilities Act 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. 465967 ON 6/25;7/2/2014 When you want something sold, advertise in the classifieds. 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. One mans trash is another mans treasure. Turn your trash to treasure with an ad in the classifieds. Public Notice Your new car could be in todays paper. Have you looked for it? Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 19TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 472013CA000454CAAXMX JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION Plaintiff, VS. MICHAEL C. MURRAY; et al; Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated May 22, 2014, and entered in Case No. 472013CA000454CAAXMX, of the Circuit Court of the 19th Judicial Circuit in and for OKEECHOBEE County, Florida, wherein JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION is Plaintiff and MICHAEL C. MURRAY; DAVIENA POTTER-MURRAY; UNKNOWN PERSON(S) IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY; are defendants. I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash IN THE JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM ON THE 2ND FLOOR OF THE OKEECHOBEE COUNTY JUDICIAL CENTER, at 312 N.W. THIRD STREET, OKEECHOBEE in OKEECHOBEE County, FLORIDA 34972, at 11:00 A.M., on the 16th day of July, 2014, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: LOT 11, BLOCK 5, SECTION ONE, OKEECHOBEE HAMMOCK, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, AT PAGE 31, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. A 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 22nd day of May, 2014. Florida Rules of Judicial Administration Rule 2.540 Notices to 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 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 de ed. Tanpri kontakte Corrie Johnson, Coordinator 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. SHARON ROBERTSON As Clerk of said Court BY: Sandra L. Creech As Deputy Clerk 465619 ON 6/18,25/2014 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 13000491CAAXMX CITIMORTGAGE, INC, Plaintiff, vs. .SONYA RENAE MAGGARD AKA SONYA RENAE WHIDDEN; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF SONYA RENAE MAGGARD AKA SONYA RENAE WHIDDEN; IF LIVING, INCLUDING ANY UNKNOWN SPOUSE OP SAID DEFENDANT(S), IF REMARRIED, AND IF DECEASED, THE RESPECTIVE UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, CREDITORS, LIENORS, AND TRUSTEES, AND ALL OTHER PERSONS CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST THE NAMED DEFENDANT(S); UNKNOWN TENANT #1; UNKNOWN TENANT #2; Defendant(s) NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to a Final Summary Judgment of Foreclosure entered in the above-styled cause, in the Circuit Court of Okeechobee County, Florida, I will sell the property situate in Okeechobee County, Florida, described as: The South 1/2 of Lot 8 and all of Lot 9, Block 1, OKEECHOBEE HEIGHTS, according to the plat thereof, as recorded in Plat Book 5, Page 8, of the Public Records of Okeechobee County, Florida and the West 3/2 of adjacent alley. at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash, in the Jury Assembly Room of the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 312 NW 3rd Street, 2nd Floor, Okeechobee, FL 34972 at 11:00 A.M., on July 16, 2014. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens, must le a claim within 60 days after the sale. Witness, my hand and seal of this court on the 4th day of June, 2014. SHARON ROBERTSON CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT By: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk NOTICEIf you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Corrie Johnson, ADA Coordinator, 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711.SPANISH: Si usted es una persona discapacitada que necesita alguna adaptacon 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 you ou ka patisipe nan prosedu sa-a, ou gen dwa san ou pa bezwen peye anyen you 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 park nan tribunal, ou imediatman ke ou resevwa avis sa-a ou si li ke ou gen pou-ou ale nan tribunal-la mwens ke 7 jou; Si ou pa ka tande ou pale byen, rele 711. 465767 ON 6/18,25/2014 Your next job could be in todays classifieds. Did you look for it? Earn some extra cash. Sell your used items in the classifieds Public Notice Your new home could be in todays paper. Have you looked for it? Get a quick response to any item you may be selling with a classified ad. Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 47-2013-CA-000477-CAAX-MX PNC BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, Plaintiff, VS. VANCE THOMAS; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF VANCE THOMAS; TAMMY THOMAS; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF TAMMY THOMAS; IF LIVING, INCLUDING ANY UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF SAID DEFENDANT(S), IF REMARRIED, AND IF DECEASED, THE RESPECTIVE UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, CREDITORS, LIENORS, AND TRUSTEES, AND ALL OTHER PERSONS CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST THE NAMED DEFENDANT(S); UNKNOWN TENANT #1; UNKNOWN TENANT #2; Defendant(s) NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to a Final Summary Judgment of Foreclosure entered in the above-styled cause, in the Circuit Court of Okeechobee County, Florida, I will sell the property situated in Okeechobee County, Florida, described as: LOTS 1, 2 AND 3, OF BLOCK 32, FIRST ADDITION TO SOUTH OKEECHOBEE, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN FLAT BOOK 1, PAGE 17, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash, in the Jury Assembly Room of the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 312 NW 3rd Street, 2nd Floor, Okeechobee, FL 34972 at 11:00 A.M, on July 16, 2014. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens, must le a claim within 60 days after the sale. Witness, my hand and seal of this court on the 4th day of June, 2014. SHARON ROBERTSON CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk NOTICEIf you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Corrie Johnson, ADA Coordinator, 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711.SPANISH: Si usted es una persona discapacitada que necesita alguna adaptacon 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 you ou ka patisipe nan prosedu sa-a, ou gen dwa san ou pa bezwen peye anyen you 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 park nan tribunal, ou imediatman ke ou resevwa avis sa-a ou si li ke ou gen pou-ou ale nan tribunal-la mwens ke 7 jou; Si ou pa ka tande ou pale byen, rele 711. 465770 ON 6/18,25/2014 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA Case No.: 472010CA000086CAXXXX BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP FKA COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP Plaintiff, v. RAYMUNDO MEDRANO; ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANT(S) WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF RAYMUND MEDRANO, N/K/A LUCIA MEDRANO Defendant(s). NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order of Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated October 24, 2013, entered in Civil Case No. 472010CA000086CAXXXX of the Circuit Court of the Nineteenth Judicial Circuit in and for Okeechobee County, Florida, wherein the Clerk of the Circuit Court will sell to the highest bidder for cash on the 23rd day of July, 2014, at 11:00 a.m. in the Jury Assembly Room, 2nd Floor, Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 34972, in accordance with Chapter 45 Florida Statutes, relative to the following described property as set forth in the Final Judgment, to wit: LOT 4, BLOCK 51, BASSWOOD, INC. UNIT NO. 5, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 51, 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 Penders must le a claim within 60 days after the sale. AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT. If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Corrie Johnson, ADA Coordinator, 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. Si usted es una persona discapacitada que necesita alguna adaptacion para poder participar de este procedimiento o evento; usted tiene derecho, sin costo alguno a que se le provea cierta ayuda. Favor de comunicarse con Corrie Johnson, Coordinadora de A.D.A., 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, Fl. 34986, (772)807-4370 por lo menos 7 dias antes de que tenga que comparecer en corte o inmediatamente despues de haber recibido esta noti cacion si es que falta menos de 7 dias para su comparecencia. Si tiene una discapacidad auditiva o de habla, llame al 711. Si ou se yon moun ki kokobe ki bezwen asistans ou aparey pou ou ka patisipe nan prosedu sa-a, gen dwa san ou pa bezwen peye anyen pou ou jwen on seri de ed. Tanpri kontakte Corrie Johnson, Co-ordinator ADA, 250 NW Country Club Drive, suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 Omwen 7 jou avan ke ou gen pou-ou paret nan tribunal, ou imediatman ke ou resevwa avis saa ou si le ke ou gen pou-ou ale nan tribunal-la mwens ke 7 jou; Si ou pa ka tande ou pale byen, rele 711. Dated at OKEECHOBEE, Florida this 3rd day of May, 2014. SHARON ROBERTSON CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA BY: SANDRA L. CREECH DEPUTY CLERK 465762 ON 6/25;7/2/2014 Shop here first! The classified ads Find it faster. Sell it sooner in the classifieds Public Notice Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 19TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. CASE No. 472012CA000385CAAXMX BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., Plaintiff, VS. LEONARD RHODEN, et. al., Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order or Final Judgment entered in Case No. 472012CA000385CAAXMX of the Circuit Court of the 19TH Judicial Circuit in and for OKEECHOBEE County, Florida, wherein, Plaintiff, and, RHODEN, LEONARD, et. al., are Defendants, I will sell to the highest bidder for cash at, THE OKEECHOBEE COUNTY JUDICIAL CENTER, 312 NW 3RD STREET 2ND FLOOR, JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM, OKEECHOBEE, FLORIDA, at the hour of 11:00am, on the 16th day of July, 2014, the following described property: A PARCEL OF LAND LYING IN SECTION 15, TOWNSHIP 37 SOUTH, RANGE 36 EAST, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA, CONSISTING OF LOT 75, SPOT IN THE SUN SUBDIVISION UNIT NO.2, AS SHOWN ON A SURVEY BY LEON H. WILLIS, RLS, FLORIDA CERTIFICATE NO. 1358 DATED MARCH 22, 1972, BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCING AT THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF SAID SECTION 15, THENCE BEAR S 89 59’32” E ALONG THE NORTH LINE OF SECTION 15 A DISTANCE OF 2199.25 FEET TO THE WEST LINE OF SAID SPOT IN THE SUN SUBDIVISION UNIT NO.2; THENCE BEAR S 0010’36” W ALONG SAID RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE TO THE POINT OF CURVATURE OF A CURVE CONCAVE TO THE LEFT; THENCE SOUTHERLY ALONG SAID CURVE, HAVING FOR ITS ELEMENTS A RADIUS OF 835.00 FEET, A CENTRAL ANGLE OF 835’06”, AND AN ARC LENGTH OF 125.11 FEET; THENCE BEAR N 89 49’24” W FOR A DISTANCE OF 242.86 FEET TO THE SAID WEST LINE OF SPOT IN THE SUN UNIT NO.2; THENCE BEAR N 0032’15” W ALONG SAID WEST LINE FOR A DISTANCE 184.00 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING; TOGETHER WITH A 1995 DOUBLEWIDE MERIT LIVESTOCK TRAILER, SERIAL NUMBERS: FLHMLCP53711865A AND FLHMLCP53711865B, WIDTH AND LENGTH: 27.00 X 48.00, TITLE NUMBERS: 67342383 AND 67342384, WHICH, BY INTENTION OF THE PARTIES AND UPON RETIREMENT OF THE CERTIFICATE OF TITLE AS PROVIDED IN FLORIDA STATUTE 319.261 SHALL CONSTITUTE A PART OF THE REALTY AND SHALL PASS WITH IT. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus 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 Clerk Circuit Court BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk GREENSPOON MARDER, P.A., 100 West Cypress Creek Road Trade Centre South, Suite 700, Fort Lauderdale, Fl 33309 954-491-1120 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 the Clerk of the Court’s disability coordinator at CORRIE JOHNSON, ADA COORDINATOR, 250 NW COUNTRY CLUB DRIVE, SUITE 217, PORT SAINT 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. 465736 ON 6/18,25/2014 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.: 472009CA000827CAAXMX PNC BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO NATIONAL CITY BANK, SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO HARBOR FEDERAL SAVINGS BANK Plaintiff, VS. CHRISTOPHER L. VANMETRE, et al Defendants. RE-NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE RE-NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order Granting Plaintiff’s Motion to Reschedule Foreclosure Sale led May 30, 2014 and entered in Case No. 472009CA000827CAAXMX 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 CHRISTOPHER L. VANMETRE, et al are Defendants, the clerk will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash, beginning at 11:00AM at the 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 16th day of July, 2014, the following described property as set forth in said Lis Pendens, to wit: Lot 2, LAZY 7 ESTATES, according to the Plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 6, Pages 27 & 28 of the Public Records of Okeechobee County, Florida. 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 2nd day of May, 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. 465745 ON 6/18,25/2014 Public Notice 13 Okeechobee News June 25, 2014

PAGE 14

Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 19TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 47-2013-CA-000158 JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION Plaintiff, VS. AARON KEITH BARTOE; et al; Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated April 30, 2014, and entered in Case No. 47-2013-CA-000158, of the Circuit Court of the 19th Judicial Circuit in and for OKEECHOBEE County, Florida, wherein JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION is Plaintiff and AARON BARTOE A/K/A AARON K. BARTOE A/K/A AARON KEITH BARTOE; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF AARON BARTOE A/K/A AARON K. BARTOE A/K/A AARON KEITH BARTOE; UNKNOWN PERSON(S) IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY; TOWN & COUNTRY TITLE GUARANTY & ESCROW; are defendants. I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash IN THE JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM ON THE 2ND FLOOR OF THE OKEECHOBEE COUNTY JUDICIAL CENTER, at 312 N.W. THIRD STREET, OKEECHOBEE in OKEECHOBEE County, FLORIDA 34972, at 11:00 A.M., on the 23rd day of July 2014, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: LOT 21, DEER PARK ACRES, AN UNRECORDED SUBDIVISION LYING IN SECTIONS 31, 32 & 33, TOWNSHIP 33 SOUTH, RANGE 35 EAST, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA, BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCING AT THE SOUTHEAST CORNER OF SAID SECTION 32, MARKED BY A HEWED LIGHTERWOOD POST, BEAR SOUTH 8933’31” W, ALONG THE SOUTH LINE OF SAID SECTION 32, A DISTANCE OF 2,317.56 FEET; THENCE NORTH A DISTANCE OF 672.86 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE CONTINUE ALONG AFOREDESCRIBED LINE A DISTANCE OF 330.00 FEET; THENCE BEAR NORTH 89 19’ 08” EAST, A DISTANCE OF 660.00 FEET; THENCE BEAR SOUTH A DISTANCE OF 330.00 FEET; THENCE BEAR SOUTH 8919’ 08” WEST, A DISTANCE OF 660.00 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. SUBJECT TO THE EAST 25 FEET THEREOF FOR ROAD PURPOSES. TOGETHER WITH THAT CERTAIN DOUBLEWIDE MANUFACTURED HOME DESCRIBED AS A 1997 FLET WITH VIN NOS. FLFLV70A25093GH31 AND FLFLV70B25093GH31. A 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 1st day of May 2014. SHARON ROBERTSON As Clerk of said Court BY: Sandra L. Creech As Deputy Clerk Florida Rules of Judicial Administration Rule 2.540 Notices to 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 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 de ed. Tanpri kontakte Corrie Johnson, Coordinator 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. File No.: 13-01376 JPC 465310 ON 6/25;7/2/2014 NOTICE UNDER FICTITIOUS NAME LAW Notice is hereby given that the undersigned, pursuant to the “Fictitious Name Statue,” will register with Florida Department of State, Division of Corporations the ctitious name, to wit: O.K.S.S. Under which we expect to engage in business at: 7055 NE 48th Street Okeechobee, FL 34972 In the City of Okeechobee/County of Okeechobee, Florida. That the parties interested in said Business enterprise are: Okeechobee Shooting Sports, LLC Dated at Okeechobee County, Florida this the 23rd day of June, 2014.BY: Okeechobee Shooting Sports, LLCJeff H. Wait 465995 ON 6/25/2014 Public Notice Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION Case # 2041-CA-000132 Green Tree Servicing LLC Plaintiff, -vsDiana OtersenKafton a/k/a Diana L. Otersen a/k/a Diana L. Kafton; et al. NOTICE OF ACTION FORECLOSURE PROCEEDINGS-PROPERTY TO: Ernest E. Kafton a/k/a Ernest Kafton; CURRENT ADDRESS UNKNOWN: LAST KNOWN ADDRESS, 1801 Southwest 34th Terrace, Okeechobee, FL 34974 Residence unknown, if living, including any unknown spouse of the said Defendants, if either has remarried and if either or both of said Defendants are dead, their respective unknown heirs, devisees, grantees, assignees, creditors, lienors, and trustees, and all other persons claiming by, through, under or against the named Defendant(s); and the aforementioned named Defendant(s) and such of the aforementioned unknown Defendants and such of the aforementioned unknown Defendants as may be infants, incompetents or otherwise not sui juris. YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action has been commenced to foreclose a mortgage on the following real property, lying and being and situated in Okeechobee County, Florida, more particularly described as follows: LOTS 9 AND 10, BLOCK 5, OAKPARK SUBDIVISION, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 3, PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. more commonly known as 1801 Southwest 34th Terrace, Okeechobee, FL 34974. This action has been led against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defense, if any, upon SHAPIRO, FISHMAN & GACHE, LLP, Attorneys for Plaintiff, whose address is 2424 North Federal Highway, Suite 360, Boca Raton, FL 33431, within thirty (30) days after the rst publication of this notice and le the original with the clerk of this Court either before ___________ service on Plaintiffs attorney or immediately there after; otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint. 2014. WITNESS my hand and seal of this Court on the 12th day of June, 2014 Sharon Robertson Circuit and County Courts Florida Rules of Judicial Administration Rule 2.540 Notices to 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 ista 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 id. Tanpri kontakte Corrie Johnson, Co-ordinator ADA, 250 NW Country Club Drive, suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 8074370 O’mwen 7 jou avan ke ou gen pou-ou park nan tribunal, ou imediatman ke ou resevwa avis sa-a ou si li ke ou gen you-ou ali nan tribunal-la mwens ke 7 jou; Si ou pa ka tande ou pale byen, rele 711. 465838 ON 6/18,25/2014 Public Notice 14 Okeechobee News June 25, 2014DISTRICT COURT DISTRICT TWELVE DIVISION OF FARMINGTON DOCKET NO. RE-13-64 STATE OF MAINE FRANKLIN, ss. ORDER ON PLAINTIFF’S MOTION FOR SERVICE BY PUBLICATION JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION Plaintiff v. KEITH A. BREWER AND FLORENCE L. MURPHY-BREWER Defendants This is an action for the foreclosure of a mortgage on real property and may affect real property of the Defendants located at, 44 Howard Road, Salem Township, ME 04983, and described in such Mortgage Deed as recorded in Book 3081 at Page 134 in the Franklin Registry of Deeds, Franklin, Maine. This Court has reviewed the motion of the Plaintiff for service by publication pursuant to Rule 4(g) of the Maine Rules of Civil Procedure Rule 6(b) and nds that Plaintiff is in compliance with Rule 4(g)(1)(A)-(C). It is ORDERED that service be made upon the Defendant Florence L. Murphy-Brewer by publishing a copy of this Order once a week for three (3) successive weeks in the Clewiston News which is a newspaper of general circulation in the County of Glades, Florida, and in the Okeechobee News which is a newspaper of general circulation in the County of Okeechobee, where Defendant Florence L. Murphy-Brewer is believed to be currently residing. It is FURTHER ORDERED that the Defendant Florence L. MurphyBrewer being served by publication appear and serve an answer to the motion or complaint on counsel for Plaintiff, Stephanie Cummings, Bendett & McHugh, PC, 270 Farmington Avenue, Suite 151, Farmington, CT 06032. The answer must be led with the Court within forty-one (41) days after the rst publication of this Order. IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 472012CA000223CAAXMX DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST COMPANY, FORMERLY KNOWN AS BANKERS TRUST COMPANY OF CALIFORNIA, N.A., AS TRUSTEE FOR AMERICAN HOME MORTGAGE ASSETS TRUST 2006-1, Plaintiff, VS. GARY A LEE; et al., Defendant(s). NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that sale will be made pursuant to an Order or Final Judgment. Final Judgment was awarded on October 28, 2013, in Civil Case No. 472012CA000223CAAXMX, of the Circuit Court of the NINETEENTH Judicial Circuit in and for OKEECHOBEE County, Florida, wherein, DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST COMPANY, FORMERLY KNOWN AS BANKERS TRUST COMPANY OF CALIFORNIA, N.A., AS TRUSTEE FOR AMERICAN HOME MORTGAGE ASSETS TRUST 2006-1 is the Plaintiff, and GARY A LEE; ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER AND AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANT(S) WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS are Defendants. The clerk of the court will sell to the highest bidder for cash at 11:00 AM on July 23, 2014 in the Jury Assembly Room on the 2nd oor at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, located at 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 34972, the following described real property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: LOT 8, BLOCK 30, UNIT NUMBER 2, BASSWOOD INCORPORATED, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 28, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. WITNESS my hand and the seal of the court on June 4, 2014. Sharon Robertson CLERK OF THE COURT BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk Aldridge I Connors, LLP, Attorney for Plaintiff(s) 1615 S. Congress Ave, Suite 200 Delray Beach, FL 33445 Phone: 561.392.6391 Fax: 561.392.6965 IMPORTANTIf you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Corrie Johnson, ADA Coordinator, 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711.465771 ON 6/25;7/2/2014 It is FURTHER ORDERED that the Plaintiff’s counsel mail a copy of the Order as published to the Defendant at 44 Howard Road, Salem Township, ME 04983 and 300 NW 34th Street, Okeechobee, Florida, the last known addresses of Defendant Florence L. Murphy-Brewer Failing to serve an answer will cause judgment by default to be entered, granting relief sought in the motion or complaint. The clerk may incorporate this order by reference on the docket. DATE: 5/14/2014 JUDGE/ Nancy D. Carlson 4659681 CN 6/26;7/3,10 ON 6/25;7/2,9 When doing those chores is doing you in, its time to look for a helper in the classifieds. Buying a car? Look in the classifieds. Selling a car? Look in the classifieds. Crossword Puzzle ACROSS 1 Kate, to Petruchio 5 Works on walls 8 Apportioned, with outŽ 13 Prayer leader 14 Sandwich staple 15 Bring forth 17 TV fare in Quebec? 20 Contributes 21 Spacewalk initials 22 See 2-Down 23 Marseilles : -euse :: Madrid : __ 24 PensesŽ author 26 ... if I tell thee __, spit in my faceŽ: Falstaff 27 Move a bit 29 Very long time 30 Teammate of Hubbell 31 Communication device in Nova Scotia? 37 Friend of Huck 38 One working at home 39 Tool storage convenience in Manitoba? 47 Psychotic Chihuahua 48 Theban queen of myth 49 Bosss command 50 Works on walls 52 Reprimand often given while pointing down 55 Thin-rail bridge 56 Get a __!Ž 57 Sea urchin roe, in sushi bars 58 Without restraint 60 Throat ailment in Alberta? 63 Additionally 64 DDE, e.g. 65 Speedy shark 66 Get to the bottom of 67 Weaken 68 Powerful team DOWN 1 Like some chickens 2 With 22-Across, See ya!Ž 3 Split and flattened, as shrimp 4 Personnel providing CPR 5 Olympic venue 6 Thick-pile rug 7 Vonage, for one 8 Osmium or rhodium 9 English cathedral city 10 Actress Campbell of TVs MartinŽ 11 Rank 12 Igneous rock on which the Code of Hammurabi is inscribed 16 Brief statement, by necessity 18 Grave statement, briefly? 19 The Donalds first ex 25 Questionnaire datum 28 Rembrandt van __ 32 Fiver 33 Who, me?Ž 34 Furry youngster 35 Gp. for GPs 36 Apple product 39 Eccentric types 40 Undetermined 41 Liszts instrument 42 Some games have multiple ones 43 Neptune, e.g. 44 Toll, basically 45 Take a dim view of 46 Doesnt quit 47 Synonym eponym 51 Wire holder 52 Monument Valley sight 53 Short 54 Original boss of Sara and Nick on CSIŽ 59 Long ride? 61 Four-day weekend time, for many: Abbr. 62 Neptunes realm By Jeffrey Wechsler (c)2014 Tribune Content Agency, LLC 05/09/14 05/09/14 ANSWER TO PREVIOUS PUZZLE: Edited by Rich Norris and Joyce Nichols Lewis xwordeditor@aol.com CALL 511 TOLL FREE FOLLOW FL511 ON TWITTER VISIT FL511.COM FLORIDA 511 FREE APPS A toll-free resource of the Florida Department of Transportation (standard mobile phone minutes, text message and data charges may apply) TRAFFIC INFO ALL THE TIME

PAGE 15

By Charles M. MurphyOkeechobee News Sanne Esque has worked the past 14 years as a pilot for the Florida Forest Service Okeechobee district. The native of Montreal, Quebec, Canada moved to Florida at the age of 7 and is the child of Danish parents. Her father Ole Arnfast is an editor of the Aviation magazine, Icao. Ms. Esque fell in love with ying and decided to pursue that as a career. She took the money she earned when she sold the restaurant and invested it in ight training and never looked back. She was an instructor at the Okeechobee County Airport for three years and took a job with the Florida Forest Service, then known as the Division of Forestry. Her longest ight was a seven-day trip from Okeechobee to Seattle, Wash. "I love this job so very much, it's perfect for me and my lifestyle, I like to be home at night and it's a wonderful job. I feel I'm accomplishing something and doing something good for the community," she said. Ms. Esque said the largest res she has seen are the Lake Okeechobee bottom res. These res can grow to over 1,000 acres and can burn for days. This is because it is nearl y impossible to reach them with equipment needed to extinguish them. "There is no way to get tractors in there to help put them out. We just make sure they burn out and we monitor them the entire time. It's also possible to see large res in other areas during the re season," she noted. One lake bottom re burned over 18,000 acres in recent years. Her day always includes a two-hour plane ight around the six counties. She looks for res before they get large and watches out for smoke. She said the early detection o f these res is very important. "If I can nd a wild re shortly after it starts, I can get the crews there a lot quicker, guide them to the re, save them time, help them nd access and give the incident commander information on ditches, fences, water ways, canals, and where the homes are so he can decide if he needs more resources," she added. The Florida Forest Service still uses the tower method as well to check for local res. Volunteers and staff often go up the local tower between noon and 4 p.m. during the re season to check the area. Ms, Esque ies a Cessna model 182 single engine plane. It can reach speeds o f 135 miles per hour. She notes smoke can be seen from several miles away. This can often attract other pilots and can create a dangerous situation. Ms. Esque ies at about 800 feet but she often worries that interested pilots will y into her as she does her job just because they are curious. "Pilots should be aware on wild res because I might be circling around. I ask them to y clear of wild res and allow me to do my job. There have been close calls in the past," she noted. Other than other small planes, Ms. Esque has to worry about buzzards, and other large birds. Ms. Esque said the main goal is to make sure homes don't burn down. There have been a few burned in recent years but she is proud of the fact that home losses are rare because the FFS does a good job. "I hate to see a home burn down because it's the worst feeling," she noted. "Nobod y wants that to happen and we do everything we can to prevent it." Ms. Esque said sadly most of these lost homes could have been prevented. Most of the homes were in wooded areas and were covered with vegetation and palmettos which burn very hot and are dif cult to put out. "We promote a 30-foot defensible space around your home. It is more likel y that the home will survive a re if you keep the house clear of debris." BUSINESS&SERVICEDIRECTORY AIR CONDITIONING ATTORNEYS WANTED TO BUY ADVERTISE HERE FURNITURE LOCAL DONATIONS HEALTH FOODS 863-763-6742 7/24 SERVICE FOR OUR CUSTOMERS208 SW 5thAve. € OkeechobeeEMORY WALKER EMORY WALKER CO. INC. CO. INC.Air Conditioning & RefrigerationCAC042747 CAC014022 CAC057129Serving the Lake Area for 40 Years! 763-8391CACO 23499€24/7 Emergency Service€Senior Citizen Discount€ FREE Estimates on System Replacements. We Sell The Best And Service The Rest!Ž HOSKINS, TURCO, LLOYD & LLOYD • Auto Accidents • Social Security Disabilities • Bankruptcy • Veterans’ DisabilityHoskinsTurco.com 212 S. Parrott Ave Okeechobee357-5800 Local donations helping Local peopleA ministry with a heart for the hurtingFREE PICKUPOkeechobee Campus 7595 NE 128th Ave, Okeechobee, FL863-763-4224www.faithfarm.orgAccepting donations of household goods. Elliotts Pawn Shop419 W.S. Park St. € 863.763-5553W e B u y S c r a p G o l d S i l v e r a n d C o i n s Rebecca Boldt Hamilton, P.A.REBECCA H. BOLDT, Esq. RICHARD W. SEYMOUR, Esq. 863-467-1894 An Aordable Way to Advertise! email: okeeadsales@newszap.com Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 19th JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO: 12-CA-000398 BANK OF AMERICA N.A., Plaintiff, VS. RICHARD J. VALENTE; et al, Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Non Jury Trial of Foreclosure dated May 28, 2014 entered in Civil Case No.: 12-CA-000398 of the Circuit Court of the 19TH Judicial Circuit in and for Okeechobee County, Florida, Sharon Robertson Clerk of the Circuit Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, FL, in the Jury Assembly Room, 2nd Floor, Okeechobee County Judicial Center beginning at 11:00 A.M. on the 16th day of July, 2014 the following described property as set forth in said Summary Final Judgment, to-wit: LOT 7 AND 8, BLOCK 23, A REVISED AND ADDITION TO PLAT OF CONNERS GABLES, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 15, PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. 15 Okeechobee News June 25, 2014 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 19TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION: CASE NO.: 2013 CA 0386 WELLS FARGO FINANCIAL SYSTEM FLORIDA, INC., Plaintiff, VS. KAREN D. PINDER; WELLS FARGO FINANCIAL BANK; BRIAN PINDER; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF KAREN D. PINDER; UNKNOWN TENANT IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY, Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated the 5th day of June, 2014, and entered in Case No. 2013 CA 0386, of the Circuit Court of the 19TH Judicial Circuit in and for Okeechobee County, Florida, wherein WELLS FARGO FINANCIAL SYSTEM FLORIDA, INC. is the Plaintiff and KAREN D. PINDER WELLS FARGO FINANCIAL BANK BRIAN PINDER UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF KAREN D. PINDER UNKNOWN TENANT; and IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY are defendants. The Clerk of this Court shall sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY JUDICIAL CENTER, 312 NW 3RD STREET, JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM, SECOND FLOOR, OKEECHOBEE, FLORIDA 34972, 11:00 AM on the 23rd day of July, 2014, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: ADDENDUM A TO MORTGAGE Description of Property THE LAND REFERRED TO IN THIS EXHIBIT IS LOCATED IN THE COUNTY OF OKEECHOBEE AND THE STATE OF FLORIDA IN DEED BOOK 640 AT PAGE 1047 AND DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: THE SOUTH 1/2 OF THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED PROPERTY: BEING A PARCEL OF LAND LYING IN SECTION 18, TOWNSHIP 37 SOUTH, RANGE 36 EAST, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA, ALSO KNOWN AS LOT 31K ON THE UNRECORDED PLAT OF FOUR SEASONS ESTATES AND BEING FURTHER BOUNDED AND DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCE AT THE SOUTHEAST CORNER OF SAID SECTION 18; THENCE N 00 DEGREES 05’07” EAST ALONG THE EAST BOUNDARY LINE OF SAID SECTION 18, A DISTANCE OF 300.10 FEET TO A POINT; THENCE S. 88 DEGREES 34’16” WEST, A DISTANCE OF 1075.72 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE CONTINUE S. 88 DEGREES 34’16” WEST, A DISTANCE OF 214.00 FEET TO A POINT LYING ON THE EAST RIGHT OF WAY OF NE 60TH AVENUE (B&K MCARTHUR ROAD); THENCE N. 00 DEGREES 03’07” EAST ALONG SAID EAST RIGHTOF-WAY, A DISTANCE OF 364.30 FEET TO A POINT LYING IN THE SOUTH RIGHT OF WAY OF NE 2ND STREET (SW 3RD PLAT); THENCE S. 89 DEGREES 54’53” EAST ALONG SAID SOUTH RIGHT OF WAY, A DISTANCE OF 214.01 FEET TO A POINT; THENCE S. 00 DEGREES 05’07” WEST, A DISTANCE OF 358.62 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact 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 cation 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, Coordinator 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 this 5th day of June, 2014. SHARON ROBERTSON Clerk of the Circuit Court BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk Choice Legal Group, P.A. P.O. Box 9908, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 3331-0908 Telephone: (954) 453-0365 Facsimile: (954) 771-6052 Toll Free: 1-800-441-2438 DESIGNATED PRIMARY E-MAIL FOR SERVICE PURSUANT TO FLA. R. JUD. ADMIN 2.516 eservice@clegalgroup.com 465949 ON 6/25;7/2/2014 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOROKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA.CASE No. 2009CA000572 BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING, L.P. F/K/A COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS SERVICING, L.P., PLAINTIFF, V S. KEITH MCLAUGHLIN, ET AL. DEFENDANT(S). NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to the Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated November 29, 2012 in the above action, I will sell to the highest bidder for cash at Okeechobee, Florida, on July 16, 2014 at 11:00 AM, at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center 2nd Floor, Jury Assembly Room 312 NW 3rd St., Okeechobee, FL 34972 for the following described property: LOT 90, PIONEER ESTATES UNIT 3, A SUBDIVISION ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 6, PAGE 31, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. TOGETHER WITH THAT CERTAIN 1998 FLEETWOOD MODEL WAVERLY CREST MANUFACTURED HOME, #FLFLV70AB25754-WC314663 B, LOCATED ON SAID PROPERTY A ny 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. The Court, in its discretion, may enlarge the time of the sale. Notice 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 Clerk of the Circuit Court BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk TRIPP SCOTT, P.A. Attorneys for Plaintiff 110 S.E. Sixth St., 15th Floor Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301 Telephone (954) 765-2999 Facsimile (954) 761-8475 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 NOTIFICATION IF THE TIME BEFORE THE SCHEDULED APPEARANCE IS LESS THAN 7 DAYS; IF YOU ARE HEARING OR VOICE IMPAIRED, CALL 711 465729 ON 6/18,25/2014 of the changed time of sale shall be published as provided herein. DATED: March 20, 2014 SHARON ROBERTSON CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk of the Court Gladstone Law Group, P.A. 1499 W. Palmetto Park Road, Suite 300 Boca Raton, FL 33486 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. 464386 ON 6/18,26/2014 When doing those chores is doing you in, its time to look for a helper in the classifieds. How do you find a job in todays competitive market? In the employment section of the classifieds View obituaries from the past month at http://www.legacy.com FFS pilot works to protect homes from wild res

PAGE 16

16 Okeechobee News June 25, 2014