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Wednesday, July 2, 2014 50¢ plus ta x Vol. 105 No. 79 12.98 feetLast Year: 14.11 feet Lake Levels See page 4 for information about how to contact this newspaper. Protect pets from holiday danger...Page 10 Okeechobee News/ Eric KoppSUV goes off bridgeDon Madray (left), with BMJ Towing, uses a shovel to keep this 1995 Chevrolet Blazer from hitting the side of the concrete bridge over Lemkin Creek as Cody Yates (right) operates the boom on the BMJ truck. The driver of the SUV lost control of the vehicle and it reportedly rolled over and tumbled over the side of the bridge on S.R. 78 West around 8:50 a.m. Monday, June 30. Helping work the crash was Deputy Corporal Randy Thomas (back to camera) from the Okeechobee County Sheriffs Of“ ce. For the story, see page 15. Editors note: This account of the history of the Okeechobee News includes excerpts from a series of articles written in 1995 by longtime Okeechobee News reporter Twila Valentine. The Okeechobee News is celebrating its 100th year in business. A Cracker History of Okeechobee,Ž by Lawrence E. Will, states that the paper began on July 1, 1914. Kyle VanLandinghams book, History of Okeechobee County,Ž states that the newspaper was founded on July 1, 1915. The two dates are not really in con” ict. As a business, the Okeechobee News … originally known as The Okeechobee Call … started in 1914, and made of“ cial application for the postal permit at that time. A postal permit was necessary not only to deliver the papers out of town, but also to establish the paper as a newspaper of record, authorized to run legal advertisements such as government notices. The Okeechobee community needed a newspaper of record, as community leaders had big plans for the area. In 1915, they would put the City of Okeechobee on the map as an incorporated city. Two years later, Okeechobee County would be established. Actual publication of the newspaper did not begin until 1915, with the “ rst edition hitting the streets on July 1, 1915. An article in the June 14, 1915 edition of the Fort Pierce News stated: Okeechobee is to have a newspaper soon. The Okeechobee Call will be published by Mr. Rice, a newspaper man of several years of experience. The “ rst issue should appear next week.Ž According to an article in the July 15, 1960, Okeechobee News, for the “ rst two years, the Okeechobee Call was printed in Fort Pierce and delivered to Okeechobee each Thursday in a Model T Ford. By the third year of operation, the newspaper had acquired its own printing equipment. Around that time the name was changed to the Okeechobee News. Very likely, the name was changed when a new owner took over. Since a “ re destroyed the newspaper of“ ce, along with all records, in 1961, the exact date is not known. The newspaper changed hands many times. Newspaper to celebrate centennial yearSee NEWS „ Page 5 Man faces more charges of molesting kids ...Page 10 By Eric KoppOkeechobee New Another phony $10 bill surfaced late last week when a customer unknowingly used the bill to pa y for some items at a local convenience store. A report by Okeechobee County Sheriffs Of“ ce (OCSO) Deput y Bart Potter stated the counterfeit note was passed Friday, June 27, at a U.S. 441 S.E. convenience store. The report stated the store cler k Funny money passed locallySee BILL „ Page 15

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Always on Top of the JobŽRe-Roofing Specialists€ Metal & Shingle Roofs € Flats & Leaks Repair FREE ESTIMATES863-357-3838State Lic.#CCC1327338 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! florida.newszap.com Check out these new features: • Daily Local News Updates • New interactive and easy to navigate format • Plus much, much more!Come see for yourself! 2 Okeechobee News July 2, 2014 Today: Partly cloudy in the morning. Thunderstorms developing later in the day. High 91F. Winds WSW at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 80%. Tonight: Thunderstorms during the evening, then skies turning partl y cloudy overnight. Low around 75F. Winds SW at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 80%.Extended ForecastThursday: Partly cloudy in the morning. Thunderstorms developing later in the day. High 92F. Winds SW at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 90%. Thursday Night: Scattered thunderstorms early. Skies will become mainly clear overnight. Low 73F. Winds SW at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 50%. Friday: Mostly sunny skies. High 93F. Winds SW at 5 to 10 mph. Friday Night: Scattered thunderstorms in the evening, with mostly clear skies overnight. Low 73F. Winds SW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 50%. Saturday: Mostly sunny in the morning, then thunderstorms developing later in the day. High 92F. Winds SW at 5 to 10 mph. Saturday Night: A few clouds from time to time. Low 73F. Winds SSE at 5 to 10 mph. Okeechobee Forecast The Chamber of Commerce will be closed this Friday, July 4, in observance of the Fourth of July holiday. We will return on Monday, July 7, at 9 a.m. Have a fun and safe holiday! 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!! Smokin Pink BBQ Takeout will have their Grand Opening/Ribbon Cutting on Monday, July 21, from 11:30 a.m. … 1:00 p.m. with the Chamber of Commerce of Okeechobee County, they are located at 116 S.W. Fourth Ave. Please come out and support your local business! Owner Laurie Stephen would love to have you stop by! The Chamber of Commerce will hold its monthly Chamber Business After Hours on Tuesday, July 29, at 5 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Location is Buxton Bass Funeral Home. This is an excellent opportunity to get to know y our local business people and build lasting relationships in a professional environment. Dont miss the opportunity, RSVP NOW 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 up an application from the Chamber of Commerce or you may go to the chambers website (www.okeechobeebusiness.com) and select Leadership Okeechobee under Chamber Programs on the home page to download the application. Contact: Mariah Parriott, Administration, 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 be sending 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; and, € 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 necessary 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 our community calendar at www.okeechobeebusiness.com for more events as they become available in the community and in the chamber. Please remember to RSVP for each of the above events to reserve your spot. If you are interested in SPONSORING any of the chamber events please contact Mariah at 863-4676246 or info@okeechobeebusiness.com. I look forward to seeing you at our events!! Antoinette Rodriguez, executive director863-467-6246 antoinette@okeechobeebusiness.com Chamber of Commerce News This months events at the Okeechobee Agri-Civic Center will include the following: € Tuesday, July 1, recreational riding night from 6 to 9:30 p.m., $10 per rider; riders MUST show a current negative Coggins test for each horse. € Saturday, July 5, Turnin N Burnin Barrel Club Independence Day Barrel Race & Exhibition runs start at 8:30 a.m. € Sunday, July 6, barrel racing starts at 11 a.m. A concession stand will be open. There is no charge for the public to attend. € Friday, July 11, Turnin N Burnin Summer Buckle Series Jackpot Barrel Race. Exhibition runs start at 5 p.m. Barrel races start at 7 p.m. A concession stand will be open. There is no charge for the public to attend. € Saturday, July 12, Turnin N Burnin Jackpot Barrel Race and Speed Show. Exhibition runs start at 3 p.m. Barrel racing starts at 5 p.m. The speed show follows the barrel races. A concession stand will be open. There is no charge for the public to attend. € Monday, July 14 through Friday, Aug. 1, Okeechobee 4-H Horse Day Camp. This is part of a series of week-long day camps that will be conducted three weeks during July. Each week is different, but activities all three weeks focus on youth and horses with the goal to provide meaningful educational experiences for youth. The day camps provided for a continuance of learning opportunities during the summer months as well as motivation to be physically active in a safe, supervised venue. For more information, call the Extension Of“ ce at 863-763-6469. € Thursday, July 17, recreational riding/ barrel practice night from 6 to 9:30 p.m. $10 per rider; riders MUST show a current negative Coggins test for each horse. € Friday, July 25, Turnin N Burnin Summer Buckle Series Jackpot Barrel Race. Exhibition runs start at 5 p.m. Barrel racing starts at 7 p.m. A concession stand will be open. There is no charge for the public to attend. Okeechobee Agri-Civic Center Events

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The Great American Milk Drive makes it easy to give a gallon of milkSpecial to the Okeechobee NewsThat gallon of milk you consider a staple in y our refrigerator is missing in Okeechobee food banks. June was National Dairy Month, and the dairy industry partnered with Feeding America to help get nutritious and much-needed milk to those in need with The Great American Milk Drive. According to Feeding America, the nations largest domestic hunger-relief organization, milk is one of the items most requested by food bank clients, yet there is a nationwide shortage because it is rarely donated. Feeding America clients receive the equivalent of less than one gallon of milk per person per year. That will soon change w ith the recent launch of The Great American Milk Drive, the “ rst-ever national program to help deliver highly desired and nutrient-rich gallons of milk to hungry families who need it most. With a simple click of a mouse at www. milklife.com/give or text message (text MilkŽ to 27722), it is now possible to buy much-needed milk and donate it for as little as $5 to a family w ho does not have regular access to milk. By entering your zip code, you can ensure that the milk is provided to a local Feeding America food bank in your very own community. Hunger impacts 1 in 6 Americans, including 12.5 million families who do not have access to adequate nourishment to help them reach their full potential. Hunger has no boundaries and is a problem that exists in urban, suburban and rural communities. In fact, more than 6,000 people living in Okeechobee County are considered to be food insecureŽ by Feeding America. With its network of more than 200 food banks and 61,000 food pantries, soup kitchens and emergency shelters throughout the country, Feeding America helps provide food to families in need „ including many in Okeechobee County. Weve worked very hard to provide not only higher quantity but higher quality food for families in need, and helping them get access to milk goes a long way toward that goal,Ž said Judith Cruz, chief executive of“ cer of Treasure Coast Food Bank. Milk provides key nutrients, and The Great American Milk Drive offers a chance to get this high-quality and nutritious food source to our clients.Ž Its been a challenge for Feeding America to meet the demand for milk due to the lack of donations „ canned goods and other non-perishable items are more likely to be donated. Now, its going to be easier for Okeechobee County residents to lend a hand and contribute nutritious milk to food-insecure families. Floridas dairy farmers are proud of the industrys efforts to help nourish those who, unfortunately, dont have adequate access to milk,Ž said Matt Lussier, president of Florida Dairy Farmers. This problem is large in scale, and helping food banks gain access to the protein and nutrients in milk will have a major impact on the families who utilize their services.Ž The Great American Milk Drive is made possible by the nations dairy farmers and milk companies. The goal of the campaign is to deliver two million gallons of milk to food banks across the country, and Okeechobee County residents can help meet that goal.Nourishing Our Nation … The Need Is Greater Than EverMany Americans are pressured “ nancially due to a convergence of economic stresses „ which means more people are turning to their local food bank for help. Compared to four years ago, one million more people are seeking emergency food assistance from the Feeding America network each week. Increasingly, food banks have introduced nutrition criteria for the meals served to clients. More than two-thirds of the groceries distributed by the Feeding America network meet Feeding Americas Foods To EncourageŽ guideline, based on the USDAs MyPlate guidelines, which include a serving of milk. A recent network survey of Feeding America food banks revealed that 94 percent of respondents are actively working on improving the nutritional quality of meals provided to food bank clients. Yet, 95 percent of those surveyed say they do not receive enough milk to meet the demand. The number one reason cited is inadequate milk donations. Milk tops the list of the food items most requested by food bank participants (85 percent), followed by fresh fruits (77 percent) and fresh vegetables (74 percent). While several recent initiatives have focused on getting more produce into feeding programs, The Great American Mil k Drive is the “ rst program to help resolve the mil k shortage. For information about Florida Dairy Farmers, visit www.” oridamilk.com. To learn about The Great American Mil k Drive, or to make a donation today, visit www. milklife.com/give. 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 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 3 Okeechobee News July 2, 2014 Okeechobee food pantries need milk for families Special to the Okeechobee NewsOkeechobee dairy farmer John Larson took part in the Miami kickoff of The Great American Milk Drive. Special to the Okeechobee NewsJoin Foster Grandparents today! Volunteers needed to mentor and tutor at risk children in school for Okeechobee, Martin and St. Lucie counties. As a Foster Grandparent volunteer, youll help children in your community develop the academic and life skills that are critical to their development and future successes. Sharing y our time and experience can help children learn to read, develop their math skills and prepare younger students for school readiness. Experience the joy of being a Foster Grandparent by providing one-on-one mentoring at a local Head Start or elementary school. The program is open to volunteers age 55 and over w ho can serve an average of 20 hours a week throughout the school year. You dont need formal experience in mentoring or tutoring as youll receive pre-service training. The program offers a tax-free hourly stipend, a lunch allowance and reimbursement for transportation to help cover the costs of volunteering. In order to participate in the program, you must be low-income eligible. The Area Agency on Aging supports its Foster Grandparent volunteers through paid staff known as volunteer coordinators. Volunteers receive local support from their volunteer coordinator through monthly training, ongoing communication and site visits. To inquire about joining the Foster Grandparent Program contact Jennifer Vander May, Volunteer Coordinator, at 772-467-0008, ext. 59240. Call today! Orientation training for the 2014-2015 school year is July 22 and 23. For more information on the program or agency, visit us online at www.YourADRC. org. Foster grandparents need volunteers

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Band uniforms€ Okeechobee should be proud of the high school band. They go to competitions and do very well, showing that kids from a s mall town can compete with those from the b ig cities. People say they want Okeechobee t o be known for the positive things instead of the negative, and the band is a very posit ive thing. They need the communitys help.Sheriffs budget€ The county jail has the same problem the U.S. prison system has. There are t oo many people in jail. We need to stop incarcerating people just because they are drug addicts. If a persons only crime is poss ession of an illegal drug under a certain amount „ not selling it „ they dont belong in jail. They belong in a rehab program or c ommunity control. It is too expensive to keep them locked up. Someone who abuses drugs hurts themselves. But as long as they dont commit any other crimes, such as s tealing to support their habit, they are not hurting anyone else.Franchise fee€ I would support a franchise fee/tax vers us raising property taxes; as was pointed out not everyone pays property taxes, yet t hey still have the use of the programs which are paid for with ad valorem. Everyone uses electricity, so therefore the burden would be s pread out more fairly than only the property owners, whose property has not been z eroed from homestead exemption, having t o shoulder the increase. € The city does have the franchise fee already „ it goes to the city government „ so t hey would not pay the county electric franc hise fee, but then, they also fund their own police department. If I recall correctly, it is b ased on usage, and several county commissioners were worried it would unfairly impact businesses that use a lot of electricity. But surely there would be a way to cap it at a certain amount per account, just as they cap the 1 cent sales tax at a certain amount per purchase so it doesnt not hit people so hard on major purchases like cars. Maybe they could see what the city does on this, since they have had the franchise fee for a while. € Just looking at the incredible amount of our tax dollars this BOCC spends compared to similar counties, coupled with the chunk of our money they have saved up, makes me wonder why we would even discuss giving them another dime. I think the franchise fee is a non-starter. € Will this franchise fee affect every person that lives in our county? That, I think, is the biggest question I have. If it does, then I am all for it „ if not what has to happen to get everyone on board paying in at least a little. I strongly believe this is what it is going to take. I do not know of anyone who could not afford the price of a 12 pack of soda a month for the emergency services we receive from all the emergency personnel in this county.Skate park€ I was up at the skate park the other day with my family watching the kids skate, it was over 100 degrees. Are they ever going to put up some kind of shade sails, like I have seen at other parks?Senior center€ In response to Senior being disappointed,Ž in our wonderful Senior Center. I feel sorry for you that you cannot look past your sel“ sh self and see the good around you. How sad! Sometimes if we would take the time to look inside the box, we would see wonderful things. A game throwing a Teddy Bear can keep our old muscles a little active without throwing our back out of place. It also lets us socialize and have fun. It keeps our minds active therefore giving us a good attitude and frame of mind for the rest of the day. I have played our marshmallow snowball “ ght. Everyone seemed to enjoy it. If you try to “ nd something bad in everything, you can and will. As far as accidents, they can happen anywhere. Even in your home. The center is a bright cheerful place. The new manager tries to add to the center and not take away. Anytime a new boss hits the site you will have an adjustment period. If the complainers would get up and take part „ they “ nd that they enjoy themselves. Model aircraftThe Okeechobee Model Airplane Club, jointly with the Okeechobee RC Racing Club would like to thank the Board of County Commissioners for granting temporary use of the Agri-Civic Center for ” ying RC Model Aircraft and Racing RC Model Cars. We would also like to thank and recognize county staff and the Agri-Civic Center Committee for their time and valuable input is securing this facility for this use. The Model Air“ eld and Model Car Track are set up and maintained by the respective clubs but are open to the public. There are rules posted where they apply and both clubs look forward to sharing knowledge and passion in RC Sports with the community. An RC (radio controlled) sports park is an incredible opportunity for the local RC Clubs as well as the entire community and is destined to become a fantastic facility for the entire county. On the surface, this “ rst appears to be a limiteduse facility for RC ToysŽ in the form of model aircraft, cars, trucks and boats. However, with a better understanding of RC Sports, it is easy to see these are not just toys, but sophisticated miniature machines using cutting edge technology which offer incredible educational as well as competitive sports-type opportunities to the community. As a full-size aircraft pilot ” ying RC Aircraft, I can own and pilot different types of RC Aircraft that I can only dream about in full-sized aviation. In RC I can also ” y complex aerobatic sequences from the safety of both feet “ rmly planted on the ground. The same is true at the track; I can own several different vehicles and enjoy the thrill of the race without the danger or risk of injury in a crash. Also keep in mind the same science and physics principals apply to these miniature machines as it does to their full-sized counterparts. While it does not take an understanding of these scienti“ c properties and mathematics to have fun ” ying or running these miniature aircraft and cars, RC Sports does offer the opportunity to become pro“ cient with the knowledge and application of these principals just as on their full-sized counterparts. Modeling and radio control itself “ rst started out behind the scenes as a test bed for aeronautical designs and general technology. Historically, the Wright Brothers built and tested over 200 model airplane wings until they found a design that worked satisfactorily. NASA “ rst tested the piggy-back transport system for the Space Shuttle in miniature on a model of a radio controlled 747. Even the Mars Mission and the Mars Rover can technically be considered radio controlled platforms. Remotely controlled machines have recently come into full view of the public with the advent of UAVs or Unmanned Aerial Vehicles. Currently most UAVs or drones are associated with military uses. But look a little deepe r into the news and science publications toda y and you will “ nd many civilian applications already in use and new industries popping up everywhere developing and expanding around this technology. Radio or remote control is now main stream and without a doubt is th e cutting-edge technology of tomorrow for robotics, aerial inspections and even Amazon and restaurants are considering this technology as a delivery service. Utility companies ar e already using UAVs for pipeline and powerlin e inspections in remote areas. There are also currently a number of companies developing agricultural uses such as cattle and crop surveillance. Imagine being a rancher and being able to check your cattle location on the ranch or irrigation quality quickly and ef“ ciently from the comfort of your of“ ce. Industry is not alon e in the development of this technology; companies are also developing specialty platforms fo r municipalities in everything from search and rescue to storm aftermath reconnaissance to SWAT and bomb squad applications. Once you understand that the technolog y and machines in RC Sports and the application of that technology is the same as used in UAVs, it is easy to see how participation in RC Sports activities has a higher value as an education tool or can even lead to a career path. That being understood, RC Sports is on the forefron t and can be simply summed up as hands on applications for STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) education applications. What better way to prepare ou r youth for tomorrow than giving them the opportunity to participate in these “ elds of technology today. This is the bottom line and th e underlying value in RC Sports our county commissioners had the foresight to recognize and offer to Okeechobee County by approving th e use of the Agri-Civic Center for RC Sports. This is the “ rst step in a long process to develop a county RC Sports park which can not only b e a fun place for families but also can be used for educational purposes as well as a tourism draw by holding regional and national events. The members of the Okeechobee Model Airplane Club and the Okeechobee RC Racing Club are thankful and proud to be part o f this process. Both clubs look forward for th e opportunities to become another educational source for our youth. Please feel free to com e out, see our new air“ eld and track and visi t with us. We will also be hosting a number o f public events over the next several months and we hope to see you attend them. For information on RC Sports or the clubs, please call Jo e Papasso at 561-252-0916. Thank you Joe Papasso July 2, 2014 4 Okeechobee News OPINION Public Forum/Speak Out Letter to the editor Publisher/Editor: Circulation Manager: The Okeechobee News is published by Independent NewsMedia Inc, USA. Independent is owned by a unique trust that enables this newspaper to pursue a mission of journalistic service to the citizens of the community. Since no dividends are margins below industry standards. All aftertax surpluses are reinvested in Independent’s mission of journalistic service, commitment to the ideals of the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, and support of the community’s deliberation of public issues.Speak 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!

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We are pledged to operate our newspaper as a public trust. Fairness is extremely important to us. We admit our errors promptly and we dont buryŽ the corrections. (If error appears on the front page, thats where we print the correction.) Sometimes people dont like what has been written about them. In those cases, we offer a right to replyŽ and allow them to tell their own side of the story. How are we doing? Let us know by emailing feedback@newszap.com or call your editor.Community Service Through Journalism 5 Okeechobee News July 2, 2014 The ownership of the paper over the years is a subject for debate. Mr. VanLandinghams history lists some of the names as only serving as an editorial manager, not owners. The newspaper records also tell a story. One account tells us that A.K. Wilson, who was evidentially involved in the publishing “ eld in Ft. Pierce, supposedly hired the Rice Brothers to manage the Okeechobee operation. The early stories relate that the brothers decided that banditry was more pro“ table than journalism and so they organized the Rice Gang, and they robbed a bank in Homestead on Sept. 16, 1916. Mr. Wills book disputes this claim and he says the original owners of the Okeechobee Call were E.J. White and George Rice. Mr. White left to start a paper in Alaska and the duties of the paper were left to Mr. Rice. George Rice was not on the wrong side of the law, claims Mr. Will. He wrote that the “ shermen turned bank robbers were brothers by the names of Frank and Leland Rice. Mr. Will said he doubted if either one of them could even read a newspaper, let alone edit one. George T. Rice probably moved to Okeechobee sometime early in 1915, according to Mr. VanLandingham. The Okeechobee Board of Trade organized on April 8, 1915 and one of the of“ cers was George T. Rice. During the “ rst year or so, the paper was printed in Fort Pierce, a trip that was not an easy trek in those days. A.K. Wilson sold the newspaper in 1916 to Ben Davis. According to an anniversary story in the July 15, 1960 issue of the Okeechobee News: It was established by A.K. Wilson of whom it is said departed the newspaper “ eld to take up a bootlegging vocation in the Florida Keys.Ž According to Kyle VanLandinghamins History of Okeechobee County,Ž the correct titles of the owners were Benjamin F. and Lily M. Davis. They are the ones credited with bringing the “ rst press, and a linotype machine to Okeechobee and opening the printing operation here. Mr. Davis then sold the paper to Stonewall J ackson Triplett, described as a gentlemen of the old school,Ž according to the 1960 newspaper article. Mr. VanLandinghams book does not credit Mr. Triplett with ownership and says he served only as editor. In March 1919, the Davises sold the paper to W.P. Underhill, L.A. Hough, R.L. Pearce, J .H. Walker, and W.R. Gary for $4,500. During the year 1919, S.J. Triplett served as editor,Ž Mr. VanLandingham wrote. He also states in his book that The Okeechobee Publishing Co., Inc. was set up in November 1919, and in February 1923, H.A. Neal, manager, sold the company and the newspaper. In February 1923, the ownership of the paper passed into the hands of one Lou or Lon Burton. (His “ rst name appears in documentation spelled both ways.) His claim to fame seems to be that he was a former vaudeville star. In a 1964 story about the history of the paper, they claimed Mr. Burton used this “ ller: Old newspapers for sale: Can be used for lining the pantry shelf or for shooting spit wads at the teacher.Ž He didnt stay in journalism for he sold out in the same year to Robert and Roderick Arkell. Mr. VanLandingham states that the paper was bought by Judge Gardiner Nottingham in 1925, and ownership passed from him to William Grif“ s in 1926. A Bob Halley is also credited by other sources with ownership during this period, and a 1960 story stated that he later established the Sanford Herald. From 1926 to 1936, Mr. Grif“ s remained at the helm of the paper. His name appears as editor on the masthead through 1934. Bryant and Keathling Bowden purchased the newspaper in 1936 and remained in charge until they sold in 1949. Once again, details seem to vary as to this ownership. While the newspaper article states they were joint owners, Mr. VanLandingham said that Keathley Bowden and associates owned the paper and Bryant Bowden was the editor. In the two issues of 1938 and 1939, Mr. Bowden is listed as editor in one and as publisher in the other. The paper in the late 1930s cost 5 cents an issue, a price that had been established with the paper, and the subscription rates were $2 for a year and $1 for six months. By 1946, the single copy remained the same, but the subscription rates for a year and six months had increased to $3 and $1.50 respectively. According to Mr. VanLandingham, The Okeechobee Herald,Ž a rival paper, was established in 1943 and lasted all of two months. Another HeraldŽ was founded in 1949 but merged with the Okeechobee News in 1951. Following World War II, Okeechobee began to grow and in the late 1940s and early 1950s, tomatoes were grown in the area bringing new residents to the area. In 1949, the ownership of the paper changed hands once again when the Bowdens turned over the reins to Ammon and Adnette McClellan. The paper remained in their control for the next seven years as the community began to attract new residents, as well as seasonal visitors, attracted to the “ shing on Lake Okeechobee. In 1950, the McClellans hired LaMonte Moore to work in the back shop. In 1956, Moore and his wife, Emmalene, acquired the paper. In July, 1960, Moore reported that during his four years of stewardship, the paper had grown from an 8-page, 6-column publication with 900 subscribers to a 12-page, 7-column paper with 2500 plus circulation. Just a few weeks prior to his article, Moore and his staff had put out the largest paper in the News history, a 56-page salute to the beef and dairy industry. The paper consisted of seven 8-page sections. Mr. Moore also reported that the staff in 1960 consisted of “ ve printers, a secretary, two of“ ce girls, a managing director, business manager, two salesmen, an apprentice printer, a circulation manager, and the boss who has no of“ cial title.Ž Only a few short months later, on Jan. 24, 1961, the dreams of Mr. Moore and decades of historical records perished when the Okeechobee News of“ ce burned to the ground. The next edition of the paper reported One mans life work and most of his savings along with 51 years of hard work literally went up in smoke.Ž A month later, Moore sold out what was left of The Okeechobee News to Indian River Enterprises, Inc., which was also referred to in later articles as Coles Enterprises. Moore remained and managed the paper until May, 1962. Publishers came and went during the next few years with regularity, A.A. Hennon, accepted the position in April 1962, as publisher but left after nine weeks to take a job as a car salesman. Emerson E. Moore was the next to “ ll the seat in June 1962, but he left in the spring of 1963 and he was succeeded by Harkness Enns. In September 1963, a rival newspaper, The Okeechobee Mirror,Ž was founded by a group of area businessmen. By November, 1964, the two papers were merged with 4 ft., 8 in., W.L. (Shorty) Hullinger as publisher. At “ rst the newspaper carried both the News and Mirror names. By March 1965, Hullinger had dropped the MirrorŽ from the masthead and the paper once more hit the streets as The Okeechobee News. In May 1970, a new corporation acquired the The Okeechobee News, and assuming the head of the company was Bill Hackney of Arcadia as publisher and editor. By September, Mr. Hackney, suffering from cancer, stepped down, and J. David Fleming assumed the title of publisher under the corporate name of Sunshine Newspapers, Inc. Independent News Media Inc. (then called Independent Newspapers Inc.) acquired Sunshine Newspapers in 1978. Over the years, several stories emerged to add humor to the history of the paper. The following is an excerpt from the July 15, 1960 issue of the paper: The story goes that one publisher, a free-wheeling whiskey drinker, employed a printer who, if possible, drank more than his boss. If both men stayed sober, the paper came out on Thursday evening. If the printer got drunk, it was always Friday. But, if both became intoxicated, the readers were fortunate to get their paper on Saturday. In those days, The News printed only four pages and about 400 copies.Ž In November 1981, the newspaper reached another milestone in her history when it began to publish twice a week. Seven years later, the paper added a Sunday edition. From Sept. 14, 1992 until 2008, the Okeechobee News was a daily newspaper with seven editions a week. The paper survived the hurricanes of 2004 and 2005 without missing a single edition. When the newspaper of“ ces were left without electricity, staffers hauled computer equipment to an employees home in order to meet the deadlines. But the paper could not maintain daily publication in the face of an economic storm. After the housing boom went bust in 2008, there was no longer enough advertising to support a daily newspaper and the Okeechobee News returned to three days a week publication. Over the years, the newspaper has had a number of slogans including,  The only newspaper in Okeechobee County,Ž Home of the Speckled Perch Festival,Ž and Its News. Read It.Ž NEWSContinued From Page 1 The story goes that one publisher, a free-wheeling drinker, employed a printer who, if possible, drank more than his boss. If both men stayed sober, the paper came out on Thursday evening. If the printer got drunk, it was always Friday. If both men became intoxicated, the readers were fortunate to get their papers on Saturday.ŽOkeechobee News, 1960

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Obituaries should be submitted to t he Okeechobee News by e-mailing o bits@newszap.com. Customers may also r equest photos and links to online guest b ooks. A link to the obituaries is available at w ww.newszap.com.Edith Joiner, 87 OKEECHOBEE „ Edith Joiner passed away peacefully, Thursday, June 26, 2014 at the Hamrick Home. She was born November 14, 1926 in Avon Park to George Franklin and Lessie Tomlinson Thomas. A resident of Okeechobee for over 80 y ears, she and her husband, co-owned and operated Mister Gentleman Mens Clothing Store in Okeechobee where she became an accomplished seamstress. Before anything else in her life, Edith loved the Lord and was a loyal and active member of the Okeechobee Church of God from an early age where she worked in the Ladies Ministry, sang in the Choir, taught Sunday School and participated in the church visitation ministry. Her Christianity was her testimony, she prayed and avidly read her bible daily. She dearly loved all of her family who fondly called her MemaŽ and while she still could, enjoyed crocheting, embroidery, gardening, painting, playing card games and working jigsaw puzzles. Along with her parents, Mrs. Joiner was preceded in death by her husband, Mose Joiner, J r.; son, Kirby D. Joiner; brothers, Frank Randall Thomas and Marvin Thomas; and sisters, Helen Faircloth Fry and Edna Stokes. She is survived by two sons, Johnny E. Johnson of California and Mose B. Joiner (Nancy) of Orlando; two daughters, Phyllis Walker and Marie Veasey (Walter) all of Okeechobee; grandchildren, Randy Johnson (April), Brian Johnson, J eremy Johnson (Amy), Gary Joiner, Ari Sheridan (Mike), Derek Walker (Charity), Deidra W alker, Sarah Kearn (Gary), Todd Joiner (Jacqueline), Becky Joiner (Eric), Kristy Lawrence (Wade), Heather Edwards (David), Jon Dyer, A ndy Dyer (Alyson); twenty-“ ve great grandchildren; “ ve great great grandchildren; daughtersin-law, Janice Johnson and Darlyne Joiner; four sisters-in-law, Anna Smith, Lorene Watford, Velma Thomas, Martha Joiner; aunt, Grace Morris V an Winkle; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and extended family members. The family will receive friends Wednesday, J uly 2, 2014 at Buxton & Bass Okeechobee Funeral Home from 10 a.m. until services at 11 a.m. with Pastor Mark Smith of“ ciating. Evergreen Cemetery will be her “ nal resting place. The family requests that in lieu of ” owers, memorials be made to Hospice of Okeechobee, P.O. Box 1548, Okeechobee, FL 34973. Those wishing to leave a message of condolence may sign the register book at, www.OkeechobeeFuneralHome.com. All arrangements are entrusted to the direction and care of the Buxton, Bass and Conway families of the Buxton & Bass Okeechobee Funeral Home, 400 North Parrott Avenue, Okeechobee, Florida, 34972. Francis J. Delaney, Sr., 82OKEECHOBEE „ Francis J. Delaney, Sr. died June 28, 2014. He was born September 1, 1931 in Waterbury, Connecticut to James and Katherine Walsh Delaney. A resident of Okeechobee for 25 years, he was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church and enjoyed gol“ ng. Mr. Delaney is survived by his wife of 56 years, Daisy Delaney; two sons, Brian Delaney of Gainesville, Georgia and Francis JayŽ Delaney, Jr. of Meriden, Connecticut; daughter, Candie Kerr (Mitchell) of Okeechobee; “ ve grandchildren, Nathan Delaney, Cheyenne Kerr, Brandon Kerr, Iris Delaney and Cassidy Delaney; one great grandchild. No services will be held at this time. Those wishing to leave a message of condolence may sign the register book at, www.OkeechobeeFuneralHome.com All arrangements are entrusted to the direction and care of the Buxton, Bass and Conway families of the Buxton & Bass Okeechobee Funeral Home, 400 North Parrott Avenue, Okeechobee, Florida, 34972. Helen June Sisson Honey, 88WEST PALM BEACH „ Helen June Sisson (Honey) passed away peacefully on June 26, 2014. She was born to the late Harvey & Emma Upthegrove in Okeechobee, Florida and was married to the late Ray Sisson. She is survived by her nieces, nephews and a long extended loving family. Helen enjoyed her family foremost and loved the holidays, especially Christmas. She will be remembered for her great sense of humor, wisdom and strength. A memorial service will be held on Thursday, July 3, 2014 at 1pm at All County Funeral Home Del Lago Chapel 131 South Lakeside Drive Lake Worth FL 33460. James W. Young, Founder Seawinds Funeral Group3833 SE 18th Terrace, Okeechobee 863-357-7283okeechobeeseawinds.com Cremation ..............................$495 Cremation & Chapel Service ..$870 Traditional Cremation (includes rental casket) ..........$2,495 Traditional Funeral & Burial $1,995 Graveside Service ................$1,495 PRE-ARRANGEMENT (Financing Available) Cremation $95 down $10 a month for 45 months Creamation with Chapel Service .. $195 down $17 a month for 45 months Traditional Funeral & Burial ....... $500 down, $100 month for 45 months This includes minimum Casket, Vault and Open/Closing of Grave Site These prices do not include cash advance items. Obituaries 6 Okeechobee News July 2, 2014 Sign guestbooks at http://www.legacy.com Coalition will meet July 2Okeechobee Healthy Start Coalition board of directors will meet Wednesday, July 2, at 11 a.m. at its of“ ce in the White House Plaza, 1132 S. Parrott Ave. The meeting is open to the public. 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.Moose will host July 4 mealBuckhead Ridge Moose Lodge #2417, 1016 Linda Road, will host regular bingo at 6 p.m. with food on Wednesday, July 2 from 5 until 7 p.m. Thursday, July 3, “ ve-card bingo runs from 6:30 until 9 p.m. The dinner special on Friday, July 4, is fried pork chops from 5 until 7 p.m., with entertainment starting at 7 p.m. Saturday, July 5, features meat bingo from 4 until 7 p.m. with food from 5 until 7 p.m. For information, call 863-7632250.Moose will host bingoOkeechobee Moose Lodge #1753, 159 N.W. 36th St., invites you to join them for fun in the lodge on Thursday, July 3, for bingo at 1 p.m. Lunch will be available for a small fee. The Friday, July 4, celebration starts at 1 p.m. Please bring a covered dish. Monday, July 7, features tacos starting at noon. Thursday, July 10, has bingo at 1 p.m. Lunch will be available for small fee. Friday, July 11, bingo starts at 6:30 p.m. with a mystery meal at noon. All proceeds bene“ t Moose charities.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. 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 out for the “ reworks only are asked to use the C. Scott Driver Park boat ramps. See: ” orida. newszap.com/entertainment/133053-121/ fourth-of-july-festival-planned-in-okeechobee, for schedule of events.VFW planning July 5 BBQBig Lake VFW Post 10539 will offer chicken or ribs barbecue dinner Saturday, July 5 starting at 2 p.m. An $8 donation for each or $10 for both, per plate, is asked. All proceeds bene“ t the unmeet needs of veterans. The public is welcome. For information, call 863-763-2308.Legion offers Sunday bingoAmerican Legion 64 will host Sunday night bingo July 6 at 6:30 p.m. Doors open at 5 p.m. in the bingo area. The kitchen will offer a limited menu. Payoffs will be determined by player attendance. All proceeds will bene“ t the American Legion veterans programs. The event is open to the public. Community Events Brought to you by:Plumbing & Air ConditioningSince 1975 Lic#CAC1817236

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Good news about your business? Your civic group? Your community?Tell your own story! 100 words and one photo for only $25!Publish Your News today!Just visit www.newszap.com, click on your community, and then on the link for Publish Your News. PROTECT YOUR ANIMALS FROM FLEAS, TICKS & MOSQUITOS Walpole Feed & Supply Co. 863-763-6905 Hwy 98 N • Okeechobee Stop by and see us today.Frontline • Advantage • Tri-Force Advantix • Fly Relief • Bronco Repel-X Mosquito Halt • Saber & Many More 7 Okeechobee News July 2, 2014 Special to the Okeechobee News Indian River State College was recently reaccredited for the next ten years by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC). The reaf“ rmation was earned by IRSC following a ” awless review and site v isit of the colleges campuses, programs, and services by representatives of the prestigious accrediting body. This review attests to the quality education provided by IRSC and the seamless transferability of IRSC credits to other colleges and universities. This reaf“ rmation is a seal of approval for the exceptional educational experiences that IRSC provides to its students,Ž said Dr. Tina Hart, Vice President of Institutional Effectiveness. As part of the reaf“ rmation process, IRSC developed a Quality Enhancement Plan, entitled Math at the Root of Success (MARS),Ž an institution-wide initiative committed to improving student learning and success. Through the course redesign of Intermediate Algebra, this project is designed to help students improve their math skills, recognizing that achievement in math is often a barrier to success. The program uses active learning strategies, focused time in the MARS lab, and increased communication with faculty and tutors. IRSC earns re-accreditation The Okeechobee County Fire/Rescue v olunteers will host their annual Firecracker beauty pageant on Saturday, July 12, at 6 p.m. in the Okeechobee High School Lecture Hall. Money raised by the pageant will be used to purchase volunteer “ re“ ghting equipment and “ re prevention materials for the children of Okeechobee. Age divisions for girls will include Baby Miss (0-11 months); Toddler Miss (12-23 months); Tiny Miss (2-3 years); Little Miss (4-6 years); Petite Miss (7-8 years); Junior Miss (12-15 years) and Miss (14-18 years). Age divisions for boys will include Baby Master (0-11 months); Tiny Master (12-23 months); Little Master (2-3 years) and Junior Master (4-6 years). The beauty competition is mandatory to be in the pageant. Optional competitions include photogenic, most beautiful/handsome and best dressed. For information, call Donny Arnold at 863634-6464 or Lynn at Okeechobee County Fire/ Rescue at 863-763-5544 during regular business hours or e-mail “ recrackerpageant@email.com. Firecracker pageant planned Special to the Okeechobee News Were only a month into the 2014 Hurricane Season, and while the number of storm predictions are lower than normal the Property Casualty Insurers Association of America (PCI) is reminding those living along the coast that it only takes one storm to cause damage and massive amounts of ” ooding. Its also important to remember it doesnt have to be a hurricane for your home to be damaged by rushing water, in the past “ ve y ears all 50 states have experienced ” oods or ” ash ” oods. PCI is urging homeowners, business owners, and renters to strongly consider purchasing ” ood insurance if they havent done so already,Ž said PCIs director of personal lines, Chris Hackett. The standard homeowners insurance does not cover ” ood damage, so one must purchase the additional coverage by contacting the National Flood Insurance Program, or contact your insurer, as some companies are selling ” ood insurance depending on where you live.Ž It takes 30 days from the time you purchase your ” ood insurance policy for it to become effective, so purchasing ” ood insurance now before a storm develops is key.Ž According to the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP), since 1978, the NFIP has paid more than $48.1 billion for ” ood insurance claims and related costs. Only a few inches of water can costs thousands of dollars in damage. Thats why PCI is urging residents to protect your property by purchasing ” ood insurance. Flood insurance is available through the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) or call 800-427-4661. For tips and information, visit PCIs online Flood Headquarters and follow us on twitter @PCIAA for latest tips use #” oodsafety or #itonlytakesone. It only takes one storm; consider ” ood insurance Church hosting guest speakerFountain of Life Church, 1302 S.W. 32nd St., is having a special guest speaker -Rev. Per-Johan Stenstrand -on Sunday, July 6, at 11 a.m. Rev. Per-Johan Stenstrand and his wife Ulrica have served as pastors of LIFECENTER Church in Vsters, Sweden, since it was started in 2000. For information, call 863-763-8945.

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Backyard barbecue? Or a picnic after the parade? Get everything you need at Publix. Then gather with your loved ones to relish the taste of freedom. HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY. Enjoy. INTEGRITY. ITS NOT JUST SOMETHING WE CARE ABOUT. ITS AT THE HEART OF EVERYTHING WE DO.Let us do right by you today „ call Emory Walker Company. SPECIAL FINANCING AVAILABLESEE DEALER FOR DETAILS. RECEIVE UP TO A$1,700REBATE* with the purchase of a qualifying Lennox home comfort system. ORCAC014022 OFFER EXPIRES 8/22/2014. *System rebate offers range from $300 to $1,700. See your local Lennox dealer for details. 2014 Lennox Industries Inc. Lennox dealers include independently owned and operated businesses. One offer available per qualifying purchase.(863) 763-6742208 SW 5th Avenue, Okeechobee, FL 34974 Okeechobees Longest-Established Lennox Dealer Since 1975 e Gun Show Okeechobee KOA Convention Center 4276 Hwy 441 South, Okeechobee $1.00 o Admission 12 and under FREE with adult admission Saturday 9-5 and Sunday 10-4 Vendors please call 865-453-0074 or visit www.mwxmarketing.comTo register for our Concealed Weapons Class please call 772-233-2999 8 Okeechobee News July 2, 2014 Special to the Okeechobee NewsVolunteer honoredAt the June 26 Okeechobee County Board of County Commissioners meeting Marco Cuevas (left), project director with RSVP of Okeechobee, presented Becky Flerger, RSVP volunteer, with the Champion Award for Community Impact in recognition of her management of the Okeechobee Presbyterian Church Food Pantry. At right is commission chairman Frank Irby. Special to the Okeechobee NewsHurricane historyOkeechobee historian Judge William Hendry (left) spoke to the Kiwanis Club recently and entertained the club with stories about the hurricane history in Okeechobee, speci“ cally from the years of 1928-1949. Where today we get hurricane updates with the click of a mouse, citizens had to be updated by watching for certain ” ags being raised in the middle of town. Judge Hendry says that Okeechobee is much better equipped to recover from a hurricane today because of the drainage system. Pictured with Judge Hendry is Kiwanis Club president J.D. Mixon (right). Free family movie for July 4A free family movie will be shown on a huge outdoor screen Friday night, July 4, at 8 p.m. at Peace Lutheran Church Everyone is invited to enjoy a popular family movie along with free hot dogs, popcorn and drinks. You should bring folding chairs and blankets. Well furnish bug spray. Dont miss some great fun under the stars. Peace Lutheran Church is located across from Yearling Middle School at 750 N.W. 23rd Lane.

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9 Okeechobee News July 2, 2014 Okeechobee News: Celebrating our Centennial From the pages of the Okeechobee News, 1961FIRE DESTROYS NEWS BUILDING A raging re of undetermined origin comp letely destroyed The Okeechobee News b uilding Tuesday evening and along with it the big Lake Press, Ferguson Plumbing Co. and the belongings of Mrs. Janie Pilcher who lived in an apartment in the rear of the building. The apartment also was destroyed. The re was discovered shortly before 6 p .m. and Lamonte H. Moore, owner of the Okeechobee News and building, was noti ed at ve minutes of six by Ralph Damon, News foreman, that the building was a re. Rushing to the scene the pair found ames coming through the roof and re spread so quickly that by 6:15 the roof had fallen in. The re was believed to be the biggest con agration on record in Okeechobee County. Moore said his estimated loss was around $150,000 and that he was only partially insured. The frame building, which was formerly a skating rink, built by C.H. Parkerson and operated as a rink for several years, was purchased b y Moore about four years ago and since that time has undergone extensive remodeling. Fire Chief Olen Godwin and the Okeechobee Volunteer Department of 17 men, along with many other citizens, worked feverishly to control the ames to keep them from spreading to Pure gasoline storage tanks on the south and Southern Oil Co. tanks on the north of the building. Because of their outstanding work, the remen were able to con ne the re to the The News building, Godwin said. An ironical point in the whole experience is the fact that the state re marshal is in Okeechobee conducting a ve day school for the remen, who gained rst-hand experience in ghting re Tuesday night. The re marshal is conducting an investigation. Although all the Okeechobee News equipment, stock, of ce supplies, furniture and records were lost, the rm will continue, occupying space in the rear of the McClelland building until a new building can be erected. Moore probably will go to Atlanta this weekend to acquire new equipment. “Everything possible will be bought locally,” he said. “And a new contractor will be employed to construct a new building.” State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory ProjectLooking back ...This photo from 1924 shows the center of town. Do you have an old photo to share? E-mail it to okeenews@newszap.com. From the pages of the Okeechobee News, 1958 MRS ANNIE RAULERSON By R. O. ACKERMAN Okeechobee may be proud of Mrs. Annie McKinnon Raulerson for her many ne civic activities as well as for her very gracious social ones. To meet her is to like her. Mrs. Raulerson was born in Marianna, Florida and went to grade and high school there. She then attended Florida State College for Women (which is now Florida State University.) She married Hiram Raulerson in 1926 while in her junior year at college. Mrs. Raulerson is descended from two very wellknown pioneer families of the Marianna area. Her paternal grandfather, of Southern ancestry, was a circuit judge–covering seven or eight counties in his horse-drawn buggy. Her mother’s grandfather was a Florida supreme court judge, and both he and her father’s uncle were signers of the original state constitution. Her mother’s father was tax assessor for Jackson County for 30 years. Both of Mrs. Raulerson’s parents were natives of Marianna also. Her father, Attaway McKinnon, was a leading cotton broker–then the top product of that area. The Raulersons have three sons: Lewis Albert is with the mental health program o f the state board of health. He has his master’s degree and is studying to be a psychologist. Hiram Jr. is a medical student at the University of Miami. Peter, who is convalescing from a serious illness, is a senior at Okeechobee High School. Mrs. Raulerson, is a former president o f the Parent-Teacher Association, the Women’s Club, the Fine Arts club and the Garden Club. She has always been active in the Red Cross and March of Dimes activities. She is now on the district welfare boar d and on the advisory committee for the Dunklin rest home. The Raulersons are both charte r members of the Episcopal church where Mrs. Raulerson teaches a Sunday school class. It would be hard to imagine anyone more unsel sh with her time when the community’s welfare is at stake.

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Although you and your friends may enjoy a grilled hamburger or hot dog, keep in mind those foods are not safe table fare for y our pet. Its equally important to remember that more pets go missing on the Fourth of July than on any other day of the year because they become frightened by “ reworks and run away. Following are some tips to help keep your pet safe and happy this Fourth of July. € Keep your pets in the house rather than in your yard. € When “ reworks light the skies and rattle the windows, keep your pet in a safe room where they can feel comfortable. € Block outside lights and sounds by lowering the blinds and turning on the TV. Soothing music can also help counteract the rockets red glare.Ž € Spend time with your pet to help them relax. € Avoid scraps from the grill „ any sudden change in your pets diet can upset their stomach. Also, certain foods „ such as onions, avocados, grapes and raisins „ can be lethal. € Never leave alcoholic drinks unattended where pets can get to them. € If youre going to a “ reworks display, leave your pet at home. The noise and crowds can frighten your Rover and Tabby and cause them to desperately seek shelter by running away. Also, leaving them locked up in a hot vehicle is not the answer. € Dont put insect repellent or sunscreen on your pet. The ASPCA says ingestion of sunscreen products can result in drooling, vomiting, diarrhea, excessive thirst and lethargy. The misuse of insect repellent that contains DEET can lead to neurological problems. € Dont use citronella insect control around your pet. According to the ASPCA ingestion can produce stomach irritation or even nervous system depression. If inhaled, the oils could cause aspiration pneumonia in pets. € Be sure all pets, including indoor cats and dogs, wear up-to-date ID tags. Even better, make sure you have permanent identi“ cation with a microchip. While collars and tags can fall off, a microchip will stay with your pet permanently. Finally, never use “ reworks around your pet. If the noise doesnt scare them and spook them into running away, they could accidentally get burned. The absolute best way for you to help your pet enjoy this Fourth of July is to exclude them from the festivities. Help your pet have a happy and safe Fourth of July By Eric KoppOkeechobee News A man was arrested for the second time in just 11 days in connection with an investigation into the alleged molestation of children as young as 4. Tommy Gene Comfort, 35, is being held in the Okeechobee County Jail on a bond of $500,000. He w as arrested Friday, June 27, on a second charge of sexual battery on a child under 12 years of age. He was initially arrested J une 16 on a similar charge and was booked into the county jail on a $100,000 bond. The Port St. Lucie man was later released on bond. Also arrested on June 16 was Tommys older brother, Carlton Daune Comfort Jr., 53, of a U.S. 441 S.E. address in Okeechobee. Carlton was charged at that time with one count of sexual battery on a child under 12 years of age. He is currently being held in the county jail on a bond of $100,000. Detective John Fisher, of the Okeechobee County Sheriffs Of“ ce (OCSO), indicated in his probable cause af“ davits that the alleged incidents took place between Jan. 1, 1990, and Dec. 31, 1997. The investigator went on to state that an alleged victim came forward and “ led an initial report with OCSO Deputy William Jolly. The case was later assigned to Detective Fisher. So far, all indications are that the victims were females between the ages of 4 and 12, pointed out the detective. According to the detective he is still working this case, and because its an open investigation no further information can be released at this time. Detective Fisher used the aforementioned probable cause af“ davits to get arrest warrants for the brothers. Clerk of Court records indicate Carlton is being represented by the District 19 Public Defenders Of“ ce, while Tommy is represented by Stuart defense attorney Jeff T. Gorman. Arraignment for both men has been set for later this month in front of Circuit Court Judge Sherwood Bauer. Comfort faces second molestation charge Tommy Comfort The following individuals were arrested on felony or driving under the in” uence (DUI) charges by the Okeechobee County Sheriffs Of“ ce (OCSO), the Okeechobee City Police Department (OCPD), the Florida Highway Patrol (FHP), the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) or the Department of Corrections (DOC). € Anthony R. Robinson, 45, N.W. Ninth St., Okeechobee, was arrested June 28 by Of“ cer Aurelio Almazan on a felony charge of driving while license suspended habitual offender, and a misdemeanor charge of giving a false name while arrested. His bond was set at $2,000. € Patricia Marie Hunter, 43, U.S. 441 N., Okeechobee, was arrested June 28 by Deputy Tammy Sera“ ni on a felony charge of violation of probation battery. She is being held without bond. € Ronald Lamberson, 39, N.E. Ninth Way, Okeechobee, was arrested June 29 b y Deputy Steven Pollock on felony charges o f grand theft (two counts). His bond was set at $5,000. € Jeremy George Arnold, 33, S.W. 28th Ave., Okeechobee, was arrested June 29 b y Deputy Brant Harden on a Highlands Count y warrant charging him with the felonies o f violation of probation workers compensation fraud and violation of probation criminal use of personal identi“ cation. He is being held without bond. This column lists arrests and not convictions, unless otherwise stated. Anyone listed here who is later found innocent o r has had the charges against them droppe d is welcome to inform this newspaper. The information will be con“ rmed and printed. Okeechobee Arrest Report

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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 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 Reading a newspaper helps you understand the world around you. No wonder newspaper readers are more successful people! When doing those chores is doing you in, its time to look for a helper in the classifieds. Special Notice**REWARD** FOR STOLEN JEWELRY ASKING FOR HELP FROM ANYONE WHO HAS PURCHASED ANY JEWELRY. SOME ITEMS ARE SENTIMENTAL FROM SON & DAD WHO HAS PAST, A GOLD SNOOK CHARM AND JIMINY CRICKET CHARM. NO QUESTIONS ASKED CALL DAWN 863-697-6525 Employment Full TimeCLASS A -CDL DRIVER must have DOT medical, drug free & clean driving history. 2.5 yrs. tanker endorsement. Call 863.467-9800. M-F 9:00 to 4:00. 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!Christian Preschool Is accepting applications Must have state required 45 hour training Call 863-763-8800 Drivers: $5,000 SignOn Bonus! Great Pay! Consistent Freight, Great Miles on this Regional Account. Werner Enterprises: 1-855-517-2488 HELP WANTED A. Duda & Sons, Inc., is currently looking for Experienced Mechanics as well as General Labor for our Cattle Department (experience preferred). You can apply in person at 12000 S. SR 29, Felda, Florida or online by sending your resume to hrlb@duda.com. Employment Part TimeGIRL FRIDAY Sun./Mon./Tues. Ranch and aviary work. Some experience required. Background Check. 863-824-0015 How fast can your car go? It can go even faster when you sell it in the classifieds. Employment Full Time Business OpportunitiesDing A ling Deli Business for sale, only independent Boars Head deli in Okeechobee, terms available leave message (863)585-2454 SEEKING PARTNERS, LOCAL FLYING CLUB CALL 772-579-1118 Time to clean out the attic, basement and/or garage? Advertise your yard sale in the classifieds and make your clean up a breeze! Need a few more bucks to purchase something deer? Pick up some extra bucks when you sell your used items in the classifeids. One mans trash is another mans treasure. Turn your trash to treasure with an ad 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. Pets/SuppliesKITTENS 1 Calico F, 2 males B/W & Grey. Spay/Neutered & Microchip. Adoption Fee. $50.00. (863)824-7631 or (863)697-1088 ApartmentsBEAUTIFUL, Large CBS, 2BR w/eat in kitchen, ceramic oor & new carpet throughout. Screen room. Utility room. $725 mo. includes water, lawn & garbage. 863-467-2784 ApartmentsKINGS BAY Nice Twnhs 2br1ba, Tiled oors. Inclds Water. $700/mo+dep Pool & Tennis Court. 863-801-7206 or 561-358-8128. NEW DUPLEX 3/2, in the City limits. Wood cabinets w/granite countertops. All appl’s. W/D Hookup. Available now. $850.00 per month $500.00 security deposit. (863)465-0053 NW OKEE: 2 BR 1.5 BA, 2 BR, 1 BA. $650, $700. 1st, last & $500 security. Shown only 11am-6pm 561-346-1642. Commercial Property2100 sq ft Metal building 2 roll up doors behind Lakeside Carwash In Treasure Island $750/mo First-last+sec Call Tab 863-610-1027 Houses Rent3/2/2 IN DESIRABLE LAZY 7, SPLIT FLOOR PLAN W/2 CAR GARAGE ON 1/2 ACRE CORNER LOT. 16X26 PRIVATE COVERED PATIO AND LARGE SHED. LAMINATE WOOD FLOORS THROUGHOUT, NO CARPET. GREAT NEIGHBORS! $1,300 A MONTH INCLUDING LAWN SERVICE. SERIOUS INQUIRES ONLY PLEASE. 863-467-8181 ADORABLE: In Town, Okeechobee, 2BR, 1BA, W/D Hook up, Lawn Service. Non Smoking. 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Boats1995 QUANTUM 180 18FT BASS & SKI BOAT W/115 MERCURY, 50LB TROLLING MOTOR, DUAL CONSOLE, NEWER BATTERIES, BOAT COVER, EXTRA PROP, SKIS, TUBE ROPE, TRAILER, RUNS GREAT FOR ONLY $3,900! 863-634-9652 5X10 PONTOON BOAT 2 SEATS, 2 GOOD BATTERIES AND A TROLLING MOTOR $2,000 O.B.O. CALL 863-467-0792 PONTOON BOAT 20 Ft., Trailer, 40 hp Yamaha. Good shape! $8,000 (863)610-1570 Campers/RVsWanted all Travel Trailers, Motor Homes and Fifth Wheels. Any Condition, Cash paid on the spot Call 941-347-7171 MotorcyclesHONDA SHADOW ARROW 750 2004 4,700 miles. $4000. Please call (863)610-1570 Autos WantedCASH FOR CARS No Title Needed, Any Condition. 268junk.com Located in Okeechobee Call (863)268-5865 Pickup TrucksFOR SALE 2005 FORD RANGER XLT 4 DOOR EXT CAB, ONE OWNER VERY GOOD CONDITION NEW BRAKES AND SHOCKS. 863-763-1616 OR 532-0072 Public Notice Okeechobee County School Board Meetings for July and August The Okeechobee County School Board will meet for a regular business meeting on Tuesday, July 8, 2014, at 6:00 p.m. The School Board will meet on Tuesday, July 22, 2014, at 6:00 p.m., to consider advertisement of proposed millage rates and proposed budget for the 2014-15 scal year. The School Board will meet on Tuesday, July 29, 2014, at 6:00 p.m., for a public hearing to consider adoption of tentative millage rates and the tentative budget for 2014-15. Regular School Board business will also be conducted at these meetings. The regular August business meeting will be held on Tuesday, August 12, 2014, at 6:00 a.m. All meetings will be conducted in Room 303 of the School Board Administrative Of ce at 600 SW 2nd Avenue, Okeechobee, and are open to the public. Ken Kenworthy Superintendent of Schools 465914 ON 7/2/2014 Public Notice 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 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 Your new home could be in todays paper. Have you looked for it? Public Notice Public Notice 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 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 1/2 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 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. 465767 ON 6/18,25;7/2/2014 Public Notice Public Notice 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 RAYMUNDO 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 June, 2014. SHARON ROBERTSON CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA BY: SANDRA L. CREECH DEPUTY CLERK 465762 ON 6/25;7/2/2014 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA Case No.: 47-2012-CA-000549 BANK OF AMERICA, N.A. Plaintiff, v. WILLIAM JOE RAWLS; CRYSTAL L. RAWLS; 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, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order of Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated March 31, 2014, entered in Civil Case No. 47-2012CA-000549 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 30th 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: THE WEST 1/2 OF LOT 31, PIONEER ESTATES UNIT NO. 2, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 6, PAGES 15 TO 17 INCLUSIVE, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. TOGETHER WITH A MULTIWIDE MANUFACTURED HOME, WHICH IS PERMANENTLY AFFIXED AND ATTACHED TO THE LAND AND IT PART OF THE REAL PROPERTY AND WHICH, BY INTENTION OF THE PARTIES SHALL CONSTITUTE A PART OF THE REALTY AND SHALL PASS WITH IT: YEAR/MAKE: 1988/MERITT LXW: 56 X28 VIN:’ S TW25625252A & TW25625252B 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. 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, Ilame al 711. Si ou se yon moun ki kokobe ki bezwen asistans ou aparey pou ou ka patisipe nan prosedu sa-a, ou gen dwa san ou pa bezwen peye anyen pou ou jwen on seri de ed. Tanpri kontakte Corrie Johnson, Co-ordinator ADA, 250 NW Country Club Drive, suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 Omwen 7 jou avan ke ou gen pou-ou paret nan tribunal, ou imediatman ke ou resevwa avis saa ou si le ke ou gen pou-ou paret 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 April, 2014. SHARON ROBERTSON CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk 465214 ON 7/2,9/2014 Public Notice Public NoticeDISTRICT 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 o f 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. It is FURTHER ORDERED that the Plaintiff’s counsel mail a copy o f 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 Love the earth Recycle your used items by selling them in the classifieds. Shop here first! The classified ads Get a quick response to any item you may be selling with a classified ad. The classifieds are the most successful salesperson in town. Join all the people who say, I sold it in the classifieds.Ž When you want something sold, advertise in the classifieds. Earn some extra cash. Sell your used items in the classifieds 12 Okeechobee News July 2, 2014 LEGAL NOTICE Public Auction will be held at Johns Towing Service storage lot located at 704 Northeast 2nd Avenue, Okeechobee, Florida 34972 on JULY 18, 2014 at 9:00 A.M. Pursuant to Florida Statute 713.78 for unpaid towing and storage charges. Year, make, model and VIN are as follows. 1992 GMC C/K 1500 VIN #2GTEC19KON1539902 Terms of sale are cash, and no checks will be accepted. Seller reserves the right of nal bid. ALL SALES ARE FINAL! NO REFUNDS WILL BE MADE! Said automobiles will be sold in “As Is” condition with no guarantee’s. 466128 ON 7/2/2014 Find it faster. Sell it sooner in the classifieds No wonder newspaper readers have more fun!READING A NEWSPAPER HELPS YOU GET INVOLVED IN THE COMMUNITY.

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Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION Case #: 2014-CA-000132 Green Tree Servicing LLC Plaintiff -VS.Diana Otersen-Kafton a/k/a Diana L. Otersen a/k/a Diana L. Kafton; et al. Defendants 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, FT 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 thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint. WITNESS my hand and seal of this Court on the 12th day of June, 2014. Sharon Robertson Circuit and County Courts By: /S/ Linda F. Young Deputy Clerk Florida Rules of Judicial Administration Rule 2.540 Notices to Persons With DisabilitiesIf you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Corrie Johnson, ADA Coordinator, 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711.SPANISH: Si usted es una persona discapacitada que necesita alguna adaptacion para poder participar de este procedimiento o evento; usted tiene derecho, sin costo alguno a que se le provea cierta ayuda. Favor de comunicarse con Corrie Johnson, Coordinadora de A.D.A., 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, Fl. 34986, (772) 807-4370 por lo menos 7 dias antes de que tenga que comparecer en corte o inmediatamente despues de haber recibido esta noti cacion si es que falta menos de 7 dias para su comparecencia. Si tiene una discapacidad auditiva de habla, llame al 711. KREYOL: Si ou se yon moun ki kokobe ki bezwen asistans ou aparey pou ou ka patisipe nan prosedu sa-a, ou gen dwa san ou pa bezwen peye anyen pou ou jwen on seri de ed. Tanpri kontakte Corrie Johnson, Co-ordinator ADA, 250 NW Country Club Drive, suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 O’mwen 7 jou avan ke ou gen pou-ou paret nan tribunal, ou imediatman ke ou resevwa avis sa-a ou si le ke ou gen pou-ou ale nan tribunal-la mwens ke 7 jou; Si ou pa ka tande ou pale byen, rele 711. 466094 ON 7/2,9/2014 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION CASE NO.: 2014-CP-62 IN RE: The Estate of: KUSTUS, ALBERT E. Deceased, NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of A LBERT E. KUSTUS, deceased, whose date of death was January 9, 2014, and whose last four digits of his social security number are 9680, is pending in the Circuit Court for Okeechobee County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 312 N. W. 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 34972. The names and addresses Public Notice 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 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 2014-DR-69 JESSICA LYNN RAULERSON Petitioner/Mother, and THOMAS CIAMPA, Respondent/Father NOTICE OF ACTION CONSTRUCTIVE SERVICE T O: THOMAS CIAMPA Addresses Unknown YOU ARE NOTIFIED that a paternity action has been led and commenced in this court. You are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any to it, on the Petitioner/Mother’s attorney, whose name and address is SNEIDER LAW, 200 S.W. 9th Street, Okeechobee, Florida 34974 and le the original with the clerk of the above-styled Court on or before 8/1/2014; otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief prayed for in the complaint or petition. This notice shall be published once each week for four consecutive weeks in The Okeechobee News. Witness my hand and the seal of said Court at Okeechobee, Florida on this 27th day of March 2014. SHARON ROBERTSON As Clerk of Said Court BY: Linda F. Young As Deputy Clerk 466104 ON 7/2,9,16,23/2014 Public Notice Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA Case No.: 10000290CA DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST COMPANY, AS TRUSTEE FOR THE CERTIFICATEHOLDERS OF MERRILL LYNCH MORTGAGE INVESTORS TRUST, MORTGAGE LOAN ASSET-BACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2007-MLN1 Plaintiff, v. CLAUDETTE NORMAN F/K/A CLAUDETTE Y. ARNOLD; MATTHEW SHAWN NORMAN; 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. Defendant(s). NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order Resetting Foreclosure Sale dated June 18, 2014, entered in Civil Case No. 10000290CA 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 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: COMMENCING AT THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF SECTION 12, TOWNSHIP 37 SOUTH, RANGE 34 EAST, RUN THENCE N 89 DEGREES 40 MINUTES 00 SECONDS WEST ALONG THE NORTH BOUNDARY LINE OF SECTION 12 FOR A DISTANCE OF 3,630.00 FEET FOR A P.O.B., THENCE CONTINUE NORTH 89 DEGREES 37 MINUTES 36 SECONDS WEST ALONG SAID SECTION LINE FOR A DISTANCE OF 122.50 FEET TO A POINT IN THE CENTER OF EXISTING ROAD, THENCE RUN SOUTH 0 DEGREES 08 MINUTES 00 SECONDS WEST ALONG SAID CENTER OF ROAD BEING PARCEL WITH THE EAST BOUNDARY LINE OF SAID SECTION 12 FOR A DISTANCE OF 660.00 FEET TO A POINT ON THE NORTH RIGHTOF-WAY LINE OF MITCHELL ROAD, THENCE RUN SOUTH 89 DEGREES 37 MINUTES 36 SECONDS EAST ALONG THE NORTH RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE OF SAID MITCHELL ROAD A DISTANCE OF 122.50 FEET, THENCE RUN NORTH 00 DEGREES 08 MINUTES 00 SECONDS EAST FOR A DISTANCE OF 660.00 FEET TO P.O.B. EXCEPTING AND RESERVING FOR ROAD RIGHT-OF-WAY A STRIP OF LAND 27.50 FEET IN WIDTH OFF THE WEST SIDE OF SAID PROPERTY. LYING IN AND COMPRISING A PART OF SECTION 12, TOWNSHIP 37 SOUTH, RANGE 34 EAST. 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. 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 24th day of June, 2014. SHARON ROBERTSON CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA BY: SANDRA L. CREECH DEPUTY CLERK 466042 ON 7/2,9/2014 Public Notice Public Notice 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 33310-0908 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 Public Notice 13 Okeechobee News July 2, 2014 of the personal representative and the personal representative’s attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent’s estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must le their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent’s estate must le their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOT WITH STANDING THE TIME PERIOD SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT’S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of rst publication of this notice is July 2, 2014. Personal Representative: LARRY C. EATON 27543 Evelyn Avenue Brownstown, MI 48183 Attorney for Personal Representative: COLIN M. CAMERON, ESQUIRE 200 N. E. 4th Avenue Okeechobee, FL 34972 (863) 763-8600 Fla. Bar No. 270441 Email: colin@ccameronlaw.com 466113 ON 7/2,9/2014 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. PROBATE DIVISION CASE NO. 2014-CP-55 In re: Estate of LESLEY J. VAN HASSSEL, Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of LESLEY J. VAN HASSEL, deceased, whose date of death was September 14, 2013, and whose social security number is xxx-xx-6812, is pending in the Circuit Court for Okeechobee County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 312 N.W. 3rd Street, Suite 101, Okeechobee, Florida 34972, The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representative’s attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against the decedent’s estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must le their claims with court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent’s estate must le their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT’S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of the rst publication of this notice is July 2, 2014. Personal Representative: Paige Van Hassel 6070 N.W. 154th Avenue Okeechobee, Florida 34972 Attorney for Personal Representative: P.O. Drawer 1367 Okeechobee, Florida 34973 Telephone: (863) 763-3825 Primary E-Mail Address: tconely@conelyandconely.com Secondary 1 E-Mail Address: blanier@conelyandconely.com Secondary 2 E-Mail Address: service@conelyandconely.com By: Tom Conely, III Florida Bar No. 096482 466075 ON 7/2,9/2014 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, VS. 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 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must le a claim within sixty (60) days after the sale. The Court, in its discretion, may enlarge the time of the sale. Notice of the changed time of sale shall be published as provided herein. 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. 466063 ON 6/18,25;7/2/2014 Time to clean out the attic, basement and/or garage? Advertise your yard sale in the classifieds and make your clean up a breeze! Reading a newspaper helps you understand the world around you. No wonder newspaper readers are more successful people! A toll-free resource of the Florida Department of Transportation (standard mobile phone minutes, text message or data charges may apply)FLORIDA TRAFFIC INFO CALL 511 € VISIT FL511.COM MOBILE APPS € TWITTER READING A NEWSPAPER...leads you to the best products and services.

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BUSINESS&SERVICEDIRECTORY AIR CONDITIONING ATTORNEYS WANTED TO BUY ADVERTISE HERE FURNITURE LOCAL DONATIONS HEALTH FOODS 863-763-67427/24 SERVICE FOR OUR CUSTOMERS208 SW 5thAve. € OkeechobeeEMORY WALKER EMORY WALKER CO. INC. CO. INC.Air Conditioning & RefrigerationCAC042747 CAC014022 CAC057129Serving the Lake Area for 40 Years! 763-8391CACO 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 14 Okeechobee News July 2, 2014 Crossword Puzzle ACROSS 1 Carve in stone 5 NanaŽ novelist mile 9 Diagnostic aids 14 Scott of Happy DaysŽ 15 Red-wrapped cheese 16 One of the archangels 17 State secrets? 18 Disreputable guy 19 Capone cohort Frank 20 Agreement in a Massachusetts city? 23 Thats awesome!Ž 24 Charlemagnes realm: Abbr. 25 Highland refusal 26 Adobe dwelling in a Colorado city? 32 Wanted poster abbr. 33 Go right or left 34 Do figure-eights, say 38 Likely to mouth off 40 Slap a sale price on 43 Go bonkers 44 Gelatin garnish 46 Attention-calling type: Abbr. 48 See 60-Down 49 Hanging sculpture in an Alabama city? 53 1977 Steely Dan album 56 ScreamŽ director Craven 57 Noise detector 58 Bovine in a New York city? 64 Take up a hem, say 65 __ fide 66 NATO alphabet ender 68 Pasture 69 Baldwin or Guinness 70 Earns with difficulty, with outŽ 71 Bakery pastries 72 Thorny bloom 73 Light-tube gas DOWN 1 Recede 2 Bath powder mineral 3 Italian Toodleoo!Ž 4 Rub elbows (with) 5 Moment of attack 6 Sign to take out the trash 7 Praise highly 8 Don of CocoonŽ 9 Roads under rivers 10 Songwriter Clapton 11 Use, as a chair 12 Triplus one 13 Lose traction 21 Stable youngster 22 Sun or moon, to a poet 26 Dada 27 Theyre played at luaus 28 Wyatt of the Wild West 29 Postopposite 30 Up to 31 Signs off on 35 Not a supporter 36 Cows fly swatter 37 Swordplay sword 39 Boy in A Christmas CarolŽ 41 Devoured 42 Competitive look 45 Fraidy-cats 47 Rye buy 50 Ger. neighbor 51 Atmospheric pressure line 52 Impudent 53 Sternward 54 Roberts of Pretty WomanŽ 55 On the trail of 59 Traditional Stetson material 60 With 48-Across, Western neckwear 61 Quelques-__: a few, in French 62 Gospel writer 63 Butter look-alike 67 Org. with SEALs By Gail Grabowski and Bruce Venzke (c)2014 Tribune Content Agency, LLC 05/13/14 05/13/14 ANSWER TO PREVIOUS PUZZLE: Edited by Rich Norris and Joyce Nichols Lewis xwordeditor@aol.com Reading a newspaper helps you plan your time wisely.No wonder newspaper readers enjoy life more!

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By Eric KoppOkeechobee News A local woman was taken to the hospital w ith non-life threatening injuries after the sports utility vehicle she was driving left the roadway Monday morning and plunged into Lemkin Creek. Christina A. Hannon, 27, S.W. 13th Terrace, was westbound on S.R. 78 W. when she reportedly lost control of her Chevrolet Blazer around 8:50 a.m. An accident report by Okeechobee County Sheriffs Of“ ce Deputy Jonathan Kemp stated Ms. Hannon veered off the right-hand side of the two-lane highway. She then oversteered her 1995 SUV and it began to overturn as she approached the concrete bridge over Lemkin Creek. The vehicle continued to tumble until it landed on top of the bridge, slid down the rail and then fell into the water, continued the deputys report. Ms. Hannon was taken to Raulerson Hospital by Okeechobee County Fire/Rescue with non-incapacitatingŽ injuries, stated Deputy Kemp. BMJ Towing was called and pulled the vehicle from the creek Deputy Kemp estimated the vehicle was traveling at a speed of 60 mph at the time of the June 30 accident. SUV plunges into creek; driver slightly injured 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 15 Okeechobee News July 2, 2014 swiped the bill with a marking pen and the mark indicated the note was bogus. The clerk then told the customer the bill was no good, and the customer paid for her purchase with valid currency. Deputy Potter said the customer left their contact information with the store clerk, w ho also kept the phony money. According to the report the customer is a server at a local restaurant and got the $10 note from the cash drawer at her workplace w hen she cashed in her tips at the end of her w ork day. The server also called and warned her boss about the counterfeit money. When interviewed by the deputy, the server said there was really no way to know w ho paid their tab with the bogus bill. Because the customer paid for her purchase and the counterfeit money was passed by her unintentionally, Deputy Potter said there is no victim and no one will be charged. BILLContinued From Page 1 Okeechobee News/ Eric KoppA diver entered the black water of Lemkin Creek to attach tow cables to a 1995 Chevrolet Blazer that had left the roadway Monday morning, June 30. The driver of the vehicle was taken to Raulerson Hospital with non-life threatening injuries, stated an accident report. Special to the Okeechobee News Boaters can help reduce the risk of collisions with manatees and other wildlife by being extra vigilant when out on county waterways during the 4th of July long weekend. Slowing down in manatee habitat and observing all posted boat speed regulations can save manatee lives. Also, statistics on human/watercraft injuries and fatalities continue to concern Floridians and visitors who use and enjoy the states rivers and waterways. A recent press release from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) states that 62 people lost their lives in Florida in 2013 due to boating accidents, and there have been 11 deaths so far in 2014. Read more at MyFWC.com/ Boating; click on Boating Accidents.Ž Since boat traf“ c often doubles or triples on holiday weekends, dangerous conditions for the boating community as well as the slow-moving manatees can increase dramatically. Save the Manatee Club produces bright yellow, waterproof boating banners and provides them free to Florida boaters to help warn other boaters when manatees are sighted in the area. By carrying the Please Slow Manatees BelowŽ banner in motor boats, kayaks, and canoes, its much easier and more ef“ cient to alert other boaters when manatees are present. Remember, manatees must surface to breathe and prefer shallow waters. If you see a manatee when operating a powerboat, remain a safe distance away „ about 300 feet. If you want to observe the manatee, cut the motor, but dont drift over the manatee. Lori Dement from South Pasadena, Fla., takes the clubs boating banner along whenever she and her husband, Cyrus, are out on local waterways in their dinghy. I requested the banner so that I can do what I can to protect the manatees „ they are just so very precious,Ž said Lori. The club also produces and distributes free shoreline property signs and boating decals with the message to Slow Please,Ž and both feature the FWCs hotline number for reporting manatees in distress. If you see an injured, dead, tagged or orphaned manatee, or a manatee who is being harassed, call the FWC at 1-888-404FWCC (3922) or #FWC or *FWC on your cellular phone, use VHF Channel 16 on your marine radio, or send a text message to Tip@MyFWC.com. For more information on manatees, the Adopt-A-Manatee program, or to sign up for the Clubs free e-newsletter, visit the Clubs website at www.savethemanatee.org. Keep holiday safe for boaters and manatees

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ORTHOPAEDICS By Dr. Ramesh Kumar Big Lake Cancer CenterHow many cancer patients would jump up and consider a treatment option that is proven to be highly effective, does not need surgery, painless, completed in 5 days or less, without signi“ cant side effects, w hile continuing to maintain their full level of activity and function? Radio surgery is a technique that utilizes specialized machines that allow large amounts of radiation to be delivered with sub millimeter accuracy thereby killing the cancers without damaging surrounding normal tissues. It is as simple as going out to get a chest x-ray! Cyberknife Robotic Radio surgery system, created at Stanford University over 10 y ears ago is unique and better than other systems in the fact that it is the only Radio surgery system that can achieve what is called real-time tracking and killing of tumor.Ž What kind of patients can be helped by Cyberknife? There are several situations too numerous to mention here where Cyberknife would be extremely useful and safe. The following are just a few of them: Patients with Trigeminal Neuralgia, pituitary tumors and tumors of the acoustic nerve called Acoustic Neuroma can avoid major surgical procedures on the brain by getting treated with Cyberknife. Patients with cancers of the brain, spine, lung and prostate are but a few of the cancers that can be helped with What is Cyberknife Radiation Therapy? Submitted Photo/ Big Lake Cancer Center Cyberknife: Cutting edge technology at work for our patients in Okeechobee.one to “ ve sessions of Radio Surgery. An article that was published in the Journal of the American Medical Association in 2010 showed that patients with patients with lung cancer who received Radiosurgery had a survival rate of 55.8% at 3 years versus 20 to 35% for those patients treated with traditional radiation over several weeks. As one of our patients commented, if it is good for patients at Stanford University, it is good for patients from the Okeechobee area! If you or someone you know has any form of cancer, please call us so we can explore the possibility of treating it with this cutting edge technology. This 4.5 million dollar machine is available at the of“ ces of Dr. Kumar in Saint Lucie County. Courtesy transportation is available to get to this of“ ce for those patients in need. Please call 863467-9500 for more information. FAMILY MEDICINE Hablamos Espaol Same Day Appointments Aliated with Raulerson Hospital RaulersonPrimaryCare.com 202 NE 2nd Avenue € Suites 3 & 4 Okeechobee, FL 34972 We Treat Kids Too!Monday … Thursday 8:00 a.m. … 5:00 p.m. Friday 8:00 a.m. … 4:00 p.m.(863) 467-2159 Dr. Zynab HassanBoard Certi“ed by the American Board of Family PhysiciansFamily Physician € Pediatrics Physicals € Family Care & Medicine Womens Health € Well-child visits Welcome to Medicare visits CANCER?15 Minute chat with Dr. Kumar, at no charge, to discuss Advanced Treatment options personalized just for you.Limited Appointments. CALL NOW 863-467-9500Big Lake Cancer Center1115 North Parrott Avenue, Okeechobee Exceeding patients expectations~ every day!Ž RADIATION ONCOLOGISTS Benjamin Epstein, D.O.Dr. Epstein is an experienced orthopaedic surgeon, who has been in practice for 20 years. Dr. Epstein For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 863-357-0540. Most insurances and Medicare are accepted. We Treat Kids Too!Great Orthopaedic CareRight Here in OkeechobeeOrthopaedic Specialists at Raulerson offers a full range of orthopaedic services including: € Total Hip and Knee Replacements € Arthroscopic Surgery & Sports Medicine € Pediatric Orthopedics € Work Related injuries GYNECOLOGY 1713 Hwy 441 N. Suite F, Okeechobee, FL Caring Evaluation and Treatment of Women’s Health IssuesD. J B• Laparoscopy Hysterectomy • Urogynecology • Pelvic Prolapse • Minimally Invasive Surgery • Infertility • Hysteroscopy • Menstrual Abnormalities • Endometriosis • Urinary Incontinence • Loss of Libido • Sterilization • Menopausal Disorders Accepting New Patients863-763-8000RaulersonGyn.com 16 Okeechobee News July 2, 2014