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Wednesday, July 23, 2014 50¢ plus tax V ol. 105 No. 88 13.70 feetLast Year: 15.42 feet Lake Levels S ource: South Florida Water M anagement District. Depth given in feet above sea level See page 4 for information about how to contact this newspaper. By Katrina ElskenOkeechobee News Improvements to the Okee-Tantie Campground and Marina are on the agenda for the Thursday, July 24, meeting of the Okeechobee County Board of County Commissioners. Commissioners will be asked to give staff further direction on how they would like to proceed with Okee-Tantie Campground and Marina improvement options. This expense will be covered by the Capital Improvement Fund. Also on the agenda is the awarding of a bid to Close Construction for $417,592 for improvements to the county annex on U.S. 98. The Okeechobee County Annex Facility is a 22,500-square-foot facility built in 1989 and consists of a pre-engineered metal building with concrete block end walls. When it was built, only 11,250 square feet was developed into conditioned of“ ce space and the remaining 11,250 square feet remained undeveloped and has been used as storage. Commission to discuss plans for Okee-TantieCrying baby saves family from blaze ... Page 2 Teen accused of stealing gun ... Page 5 Clrng Or Cti! If you go ...WHAT: Okeechobee County Commission meeting WHEN: Thursday, July 24, 9 a.m. WHERE: Historic Okeechobee County Courthouse, 304 N.W. Second St. WATCH LIVE ONLINE: http:// www.co.okeechobee.” .us/See COUNTY „ Page 6 Okeechobee NewsFlood waters attract wildlifeRecent heavy rainfall has attracted an abundance of water fowl. These Black-bellied Whistling Ducks were spotted in a ” ooded pasture in Okeechobee County. The Black-bellied Whistling Ducks can be found year-round in areas such as Texas and Louisiana. but are less common in Florida. They eat a diet composed mostly of plant life. By Eric KoppOkeechobee News A local man who had served nearly four years in prison for traf“ cking in cocaine was arrested late last week in his R-Bar Estates home on felony drug charges. Over 180 grams of suspected marijuana and more than 24 grams of suspected amphetamine were allegedly found in the home, along with a large amount of cash, when a search warrant was served on the N.E. 39th Blvd. home early Friday, July 18. Leamsi Leon Alvarado, 33, was arrested at the home on felony charges of traf“ cking in amphetamine, possession of marijuana with intent to sell within 1,000 feet of a church, possession of marijuana over 20 grams and possession of drug paraphernalia. Alvarado is being held in the Okeechobee County Jail on $80,000 bond. Before detectives with the Okeechobee Narcotics Task Force entered the home, the Special Response Team (SRT) from the Okeechobee County Sheriffs Of“ ce entered the home around 8:30 a.m. and secured Alvarado who was found in a bedroom with a woman and two of the couples four children. An arrest report stated an infant and a toddler were found in the bedroom with Alvarado. The couples other two children were found in another part of the home. During a search of the single-family home, task force detectives reportedly found: a total of 182.8 grams of suspected marijuana; 24.8 grams of molly, or amphetamine; $3,700 in cash; a ledger; plastic sandwich bags; digital scale; electric marijuana grinder; and, a partially-smoked marijuana cigar (blunt). According to a task force detectives report 173.7 grams of suspected pot were found in a small safe located in the master bathroom. When Alvarado was asked about a large standDrug dealer reportedly caught again Leamsi Leon Alvarado See DRUGS „ Page 5 Back to school sales tax holiday ... Page 2 Church news ... Page 10

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Today: A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 1pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 93. Calm wind becoming southeast around 5 mph in the afternoon. Tonight: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before midnight. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 72. Calm wind.Extended ForecastThursday: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after noon. Partly sunny and hot, with a high near 95. Calm wind becoming southeast around 5 mph in the afternoon. € Business Spotlight winner goes to ... Congratulations Robert and Bianca Keefe, owners of The Lounge at Sacred SanctuaryŽ! They will be the “ rst business to be spotlighted!! Thank you for attending our power networking breakfast in July! € Join us on Tuesday, Aug. 12, at the Paint Bucket for the Power Networking BreakfastŽ from 7-9 a.m. € The chamber is now accepting donations for the Stuff the Bus for School SuppliesŽ project. On Saturday, Aug. 9, Applebees is hosting a ” apjack pancake breakfast from 8-10 a.m. for the project. WOKC will be there live, as well as a school bus to “ ll with SCHOOL SUPPLIES! Contact Antoinette at 863-467-6246 or 561-718-0536 for more information. € On July 29, from 5 to 7 p.m. at Buxton Bass Funeral Home the Chamber of Commerce of Okeechobee County will have its Business After Hours, one of the most popular networking events. These quarterly events bring together members of the business community in a fun-“ lled atmosphere designed to encourage networking and interaction while enjoying delectable food and drink. € Inaugural Business of the Year Award„ The Chamber of Commerce of Okeechobee would like to announce the Inaugural Business of the Year Award!Ž Make sure to check your email and mail. We will send out NOMINATION forms for the awards. Self nomination is encouraged! € Leadership Okeechobee 2015: The purpose of the Leadership Okeechobee Program is to cultivate leadership through education, exposure to the community, and interaction between class members. Our ultimate goal is to prepare students for a personal journey along the wonderful and rewarding path to community service. The following are our program objectives: € To prepare future/potential leaders to meet the challenges ahead for Okeechobee; € You will explore critical issues via a series of seminars and related activities; € You will interact with key decision-makers, local leaders and representatives of local government to gain a better understanding of the forces which impact your community as a whole; € The key to preserving and enhancing the quality of life is a well-informed citizen; Our program begins in September and continues each month until graduation in May. To enroll use the following guidelines : Pick up application form at Chamber of Com merce. € Applicants will complete and submit ap plication form. € Application will be reviewed by th e Leadership Committee. € Once accepted, a fee of $425 is require d to cover meals, transportation and other pro gram expenses. € If you have any questions, please call th e chamber at 863-467-6246. €Chamber Ambassador Program, Th e Ambassador Program consists of enthusiasti c volunteers from the chamber membershi p who donate their time to help build membe r commitment and raise community aware ness of chamber activities and bene“ ts. In do ing so, the Ambassadors grow professionall y and personally by building business relation ships within the community. The program i s ideal if you have a desire to: € Become more active in the local busi ness environment; € Raise awareness of your business or or ganization; and, € Give back to your community. Each year, the program accepts up to 1 0 individuals to serve as Ambassadors for th e following calendar year. If you are accepte d into the program, you will receive trainin g on the skills and responsibilities necessar y to succeed in the program. Getting involve d with the Ambassador Program is one of th e “ rst steps you can take to become more in volved with the chamber. Contact Maria h Parriott, administration, 863-467-6246; info @ okeechobeebusiness.com Buy a Home Delivery subscription for $6 a monthand receive an E-Subscription FREE* Your local news available right at your fingertips! Call (863) 763-3134 today! When you enroll in our EZPAY subscription planStay in the know with anE-subscription Good news about your business? Your civic group? Your community?Tell your own story! 100 words and one photo for only $25!Publish Your News today!Just visit www.newszap.com, click on your community, and then on the link for Publish Your News. Always on Top of the JobŽRe-Roofing Specialists€ Metal & Shingle Roofs € Flats & Leaks Repair FREE ESTIMATES863-357-3838State Lic.#CCC1327338 2 Okeechobee News July 23, 2014 Okeechobee Forecast Chamber of Commerce News Florida shoppers wont be charged sales tax on school supplies, clothing and some computers during the Back to School Sales Tax Holiday Aug. 1-3. The three-day sales tax holiday will begin at 12:01 a.m., Friday, Aug. 1, and end at midnight, Sunday, Aug. 3. During this period, no Florida sales tax or local option tax will be collected on sales of clothing, footwear, and certain accessories selling for $100 or less per item, on certain school supplies selling for $15 or less per item, and on the “ rst $750 of the sales price for computers and certain computer-related accessories when purchased for noncommercial home or personal use. Youth bicycle helmets, child restraint systems and booster seats are now tax exempt year round. Effective July 1, 2014, the State of Florida exempted these safety items from sales tax. Back to school tax holiday set for Aug. 1-3 By Charles M. MurphyOkeechobee News A crying babe awoke an Okeechobee family during a structure “ re at 114 N.E. 11th St. last Thursday and probably saved their life, City Fire Chief Herb Smith said Monday. The “ re caused about $20,000 in property damage to the duplex while another $10,000 in family personal items was lost in the blaze. Chief Smith said the occupants baby w oke them up crying and they heard noise above their heads and in the walls above the childs bedroom. The smoke detector was not working at the time. It is my opinion that the family are v ery blessed with the fact they woke up because this is a perfect example of where the carbon monoxide levels overtake people in their sleep and they never realize it and die,Ž he stated. Fire crews arrived shortly before 2 a.m. and found heavy smoke and “ re coming from the northwest corner of the building and roof. County Fire“ ghters were called in to provide mutual aid and city police were on the scene “ rst to ensure all occupants were out of the home. Fire crews attacked the blaze and found most of the ” ames in the northwest corner bedroom. They had the ” ames out in about 15 minutes. The American Red Cross was on the scene to assist the family and “ re“ ghters and the State Fire Marshal investigated the cause of the blaze. City “ re“ ghters were on the scene for close to four hours. Chief Smith said this is an example of the value of smoke detectors and he urged residents to check their detectors to make sure they are operational and that the batteries are charged. God was looking out for the children! This is a wake-up call to all of us to keep the smoke detectors up and running with new batteries every time the time changes in the fall and spring.Ž Crying baby saves family

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Are you a student going into 4th through 12th grade? Do you like to cook? Then this is the contest for you! The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services is searching for student chef ambassadors to promote Fresh From FloridaŽ recipes and products. Entry requirements include: € You must be a Florida student going into 4th-12th grade. € You must create an original recipe and submit with a photo. € The recipe must contain one fresh fruit or fresh vegetable. € The recipe must have clear directions, provide four snack-size servings and be prepared in 45 minutes or less. € Your recipe must promote good nutrition and healthy eating habits. Students in “ ve regions will submit recipes that will be judged on nutrition, presentation/appeal, and originality. Three qualifying round winners will be chosen per grade category, for a total of 45 “ nalist entries statewide. The grade categories are 4th-5th grade, 6th-8th grade and 9th-12th grade. These qualifying round winners will be invited to cook their recipe for a panel of judges at Publix Aprons Cooking Schools in their region. Finalist rounds will be held at: € Sept. 27: Tampa„Central/West; € Oct. 11: Tallahassee„Northwest; € Oct. 25: Jacksonville„Northeast; € Nov. 1: Miami„South; € Nov. 15: Orlando„Central. Each regional cook-off will have three winners from each grade category. Thirdplace winners will receive a $50 gift certi“ cate, second-place winners a $75 gift certi“ cate and “ rst-place winners a $100 gift certi“ cate. All winners will also receive a certi“ cate for a free Publix Aprons Cooking School class and an additional $50 gift certi“ cate to cover travel and ingredient expenses. The high school “ rst-place winner will be designated each regions student chef ambassador. Deadline to enter is Sept. 15. For rules and to submit your entry, go to www.FreshFromFlorida.com/Cookoff. Student chefs invited to enter contest By Tammi KellyOkeechobee News Church of God of Prophecy/Open Arms Ministry will host a back to school giveaway, w hich happens every year with the help of Candi Nelson. So far donations are fair, but they could be better because the need is always great. Mrs. Nelson started this program eight y ears ago when she saw a need. While v isiting homes to invite people to come to church, she noticed many families could not afford school supplies. The “ rst year we had 167 backpacks “ lled with an assortment of school supplies,Ž said Mrs. Nelson. The backpacks were given to children who live near the church. Each year since, the number of backpacks “ lled with school supplies has increased, meaning more children could be helped. In 2010 Mrs. Nelson approached the school board about expanding the program to more families in need. At that time Seminole Elementary was the school in most need. She contacted Dale Barrett at the school to “ nd out when and how they would want them to give them out. Open house was the day given for the students to get their supplies. The backpacks were packed to include items on the school supplies list for the year. This year, while collecting for the 20142015 school year, the church would prefer to collect donations in order to buy all supplies in bulk, which is more cost effective. The deadline for the donations is Aug. 1 for this school year but donations may be given directly to the church at any time. The program will not only help the students, but will provide “ rst day of school survival kitsŽ for teachers and staff. The survival kits will contain donations from the community to show how much the teachers and staff are appreciated. In the future, Mrs. Nelson said they would like to provide help to more schools. They would also like to add items such as socks and toothbrushes to the backpacks. Then maybe one day I would like to supply every kid with a pair of new shoes. That is my ultimate goal,Ž said Mrs. Nelson. Last year the program supplied 800 backpacks to area children. This year they hope to have that many or more. I never plan on stopping,Ž said Mrs. Nelson. Gods Closet provides clothing to families in need, and a food pantry the “ rst and third Wednesdays of every month. At Christmas time they adopt a family and provide gifts, decorations and even a Christmas meal. At Thanksgiving, they give out boxes of food to families in need. Church of God of Prophecy/Open Arms Ministry is located at 102 N.W. 10th St. and can be contacted at 863-763-4059. Church collecting for back-to-school giveawa y 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 Celebrations www.newszap.com/celebrationsEngaged? Just married? Golden anniversary? New baby? Share your news in print and onlineEach Celebrations package includes: and family & JANE A. ILLUSTRATION WEDDINGJOSEPH W. EXAMPLE She is the daughter of Joseph and Jane SUSAN A. EXAMPLE BIRTH & JANE A. EXAMPLE ANNIVERSARYJOSEPH W. EXAMPLE Submit your good news today at & JANE A. EXAMPLE ENGAGEMENTJOSEPH W. EXAMPLE Residential Commercial FREE EstimatesRoofing with the name you trust!Licensed and Insured St. Lic. CCC046939Dont make a Mistake! Call Big Lake 863-763-ROOF (7663) & REPAIRSROOFING 3 Okeechobee News July 23, 2014 Big Lake holds school supplies driveBig Lake Missions Outreach is currently sponsoring their annual school supplies drive for needy families. Last year we helped many ch8ldren with their list, but this year the need is even greater. We will accept donations up until Aug. 15 Most all school supplies are needed such as three-ring-notebooks, pencil pouches, colored pencils, marker hiliters, backpacks, etc. No trapper keepers. For a complete list, check out the local stores or call the school. All donations stay in Okeechobee County. We accept checks made out to Big Lake Missions Outreach or gift cards and our staff does the shopping. Call 863-7635725 or 863-610-1815 for information or drop-off locations.

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W ater, water€ Someone stated that the reason Ousley Estates was ” ooding was due to Seminole Cove. Sorry, you need to look north for the problem! We are having problems as well. W ater is shedding from the property just north of us. When the church was granted a permit to build, they required a retent ion pond around the church. Doing so has s topped the water ” owing toward the east and now only ” ows south. There is a “ x for t his and it was explained at a commissioners meeting last year. Unfortunately, nothing has b een done to this date. Flooding will continue until such time as this is corrected. € Too often when the county tries to “ x a ” ooding problem in one place, they create a problem for someone else. € The county is a lot of help. We complained about the ” ooding in our area, and how did they address it? They came out and put up some road ” oodedŽ signs. Guess t hat is easier than actually addressing the problem that is causing the ” ooding.Exemptions€ Heres the problem with homestead exemption, extra exemptions for widows, v eterans, agriculture and so forth. Every time y ou give someone a break, it means those w ho dont get that break have to pay more, and more and more. And at some point, t hey cant pay more and lose their home to t axes. Then there are even fewer people left t o pay taxes. It has to stop. A g classi“ cation€ Right after Mr. Sherman took of“ ce many people in the county lost their green b elt exemptions and had to reapply; we w ere one of them. We re-applied, showing w here our place had been green belted ever s ince it was purchased in 1970, had been in c ontinuous use for cattle, “ guring we had met all requirements yet were told, We just w ere not producing on a commercial level.Ž A fter reading article after article on green b elt and what it took, we considered an appeal, gathered all our receipts for fertilizer, animal medications, cow pen costs/repairs, land clearing, etc ... but were still told NoŽ and that we would have to go before the county commission for appeal. It was just not worth the “ ght. € I think they need to go back and do what they did before and scrutinize each and every property that has that exemption, and see if it really is being used as a bona “ de agricultural business. Four or “ ve cows on 30 acres should not count as a bona “ de ag business.Who will run the jail?€ I would think the sheriff has a much better knowledge of what it costs to run the jail safely, more so than the county. When I voted for the sheriff I voted for the man to be sheriff not jailer, he had taken that upon his department as an extra, along with the courthouse. My biggest concern is for the safety of the guards and inmates. This is a 24/7 job not a 40 hour-a-week government job. The elected sheriff is liable for the operation and any issues created by the employees and inmates; are the county commissioners ready for that responsibility? It seems to me they have enough to handle, and can hardly handle, the county operations. € They should just pay what is needed to run the jail. The county commissioners cant run the county, let alone the jail. € Instead of the commissioners trying to “ nd money or a better idea to “ x this problem they are hiding behind a lawsuit? € So much for staying within the budget. € From what I could gather at the county meeting when they were discussing the budget, the county didnt object to the amount asked for to run the jail. It was the law enforcement portion of the budget they think is too high. But the sheriff said it was $14.8 million for the combined sheriffs of“ ce, jail and courthouse security or he wont run jail or courthouse security. Even at 10 mills, the maximum allowed by the state, the property taxes wont raise enough money for that $14.8 million. € How about putting the money and time it costs to sue toward the sheriffs budget! € Can I “ le a lawsuit on the county commissioners for not bringing in jobs; for not trying to make Okeechobee a better place? € While we moved to Okeechobee 10 years ago because of our country setting, we need more to happen, but without destroying our special town. There has to be a way to do that but without the problems. Fresh eyes, new people and new ideas. Remember BobbiIts been “ ve years since Okeechobee tragically lost a precious Angel, Roberta BobbiŽ Christensen. Her greetings and pleasant care at Golden Corral will always be missed. Her smile her laughter would always bring a smile to someone when they feel down. We lost a wonderful Lady that horrible day, July 28, 2009, as she sat at home enjoying her day off. Taken away from us by a neighbor we never knew was a habitual offender. She was a wonderful wife of 31 years, an awesome Mom, a terri“ c NannyŽ and friend that would be there for anyone. She would know if you were down or sad and when she saw you again shed have a card for you. She called these her pick me up cardsŽ and say Everyone needs a pick me up from time to time.Ž Remember her as you enjoy her bench. Shed sit at that bench after a hard nights work for a hour after work, just sitting unwinding and chatting with co-workers. A lot of laughs on that bench. Shed love the moon; would tell family from states away. Tonights a full moon. Go outside at 9:15 and well all be looking at the same moon at the same moment.Ž Shed love that, said it made her feel closer to them. Since she was brutally taken from us, our family has grown. During her funeral, Lil Lyaha was born. She was so excited to see her born, but never got that chance. Then a year later Violet. Then a year later, Molly. And we are now waiting for our son Eric Jr. and Ashley who found his mom that terrible day. They have one or two due in February. This number adds to the seven we had, making 11 grand babies that miss that caring loving Nannys hugs, kisses, kindness and love. We all miss her kindness laughter and fun, and the allŽ meaning this entire town that knew her, us family, us friends.. us customers, m e Husband. Our life was awesome. We were AllŽ so blessed our lives crossed paths with tha t beautiful red-headed lady, who would do anything for anyone and go without, herself, to see another had what they needed. Love you, my Roberta as I always called her. Okeechobee Loves Bobbi.Ž Always Remember BobbiŽ and learn from this nightmare we all have lived through. Never le t your guard down, trust no one! Thank You Okeechobee. If it wasnt fo r your kind comments and friendship to me I wouldnt have healed to where I am. Thank you all Eric ChristensenCustomer appreciates waste managementDear Mr. Recycling Truck driver, Thank you so much for letting me watch you pick up the recycling on my street ever y Friday morning! You work really hard and yet you always have a smile and something nice to say. No matter how early, how hot or how messy i t is, you always do such a good job and you always smile. Thank you for always honking your horn too! I am very sad to say good-bye, but we ar e moving to St. Augustine Beach. I will miss you a lot but I will remember more than your really neat truck (although your truck is really really neat and I love to watch it go!). I will remember how important it is to wor k hard and smile and be nice. I will sure miss seeing you every Friday! Love love love Jack Smith P.S. My mommy and daddy say than k you and please take care! July 23, 2014 4 Okeechobee News OPINION Public Forum/Speak Out Letters 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! Corps “ ghts invasive plants on Lake OkeechobeeThe Army Corps of Engineers has released Lake Okeechobee Invasive Species Treatment Schedule through July 28. There will be invasive ” oating plant treatments on the outside boat trail between Pearce and Indian Prairie Canals, Fisheating Bay, old Moore Haven Canal, Industrial Canal in Clewiston and the Rim Canal south of Pelican Bay. Crews with ATVs will be treating cogongrass (Imperata cylindrica) and torpedograss (Panicum repens) out of Buckhead Ridge throughout the northwest marsh. Treatment schedules will be posted at “ sh camps, boat ramps and marinas.

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5 Okeechobee News July 23, 2014 Eagles will host bingoFraternal Order of Eagles Aerie #4137, 9985 U.S. 441 N., will host bingo Wednesday, July 23, at 6 p.m. Dinner is at 7 p.m., and will consist of meatloaf with all the “ xings. Friday, July 25, is Italian night from 6 until 9 p.m. with a choice of spaghetti or lasagna served with salad and garlic bread for a $6 donation. Music with the Hard Country Band runs from 7 until 11 p.m. Saturday, July 26, will feature a “ sh fry with coleslaw, hush puppies, cheese grits and brown beans for a $7 donation. Dont forget to come check out our new drink specials. For information, call 863-763-2552.New Lions Club holds sign upsPast Council Chairperson Richard Werkmeister will be at the Harbor Bank in Okeechobee on Wednesday, July 23 at 10:30 a.m. taking applications for the organization of a new Lions Club in Okeechobee. The club that was there for over 50 years closed and it was brought to my attention that a new club was needed. We have several applications already, but need at least 20 to submit application to Lions International for a charter. For information, call 812-4594788.Library hosting Gordie PeerFriends of the Library will present Gordie Peer and the history of U.S. cattle ranching. The event is free of charge and will be held at the Okeechobee County Library, 206 S.W. 16th St., on Thursday, July 24 at 5 p.m.Christian singles plan dinnerA Christian singles potluck dinner will be held in The Gathering Fellowship Hall, 1735 S.W. 24th Ave., Friday, July 25 at 6 p.m. For information: call Molly at 863-763-7195 or 863-763-9626.VFW will host bingo, karaokeVFW North Post 4423, 300 N.W. 34th St., will host bingo Friday, July 25 at 1 p.m. and Saturday, July 26, at 1 p.m. Friday, karaoke will be D&K Entertainment from 7 until 10 p.m. The grill will be open on Friday from 5 until 9 p.m. and Saturday from 5 until 7 p.m. Please join us for Loris Sunday, July 26, dinner from 1 until 3 p.m. featuring liver and onions or cube steaks. All proceeds will bene“ t our programs for veterans. The public is invited.Moose hosting craw“ sh boilThe Amvet Riders annual Craw“ sh Boil and Fish Fry will be held Saturday, July 26 at 1 p.m. at Okeechobee Moose Lodge #1753, 159 N.W. 36th St. There will be prize giveaways, music and great food. Donations are $10 per person. A 50/50 drawing will be held to bene“ t Moose Charities. All other proceeds from this event will bene“ t our veteran charities and 16-year-old Bailey who is going through cancer treatment.Caladium Festival is July 26The Gathering Church, 1735 S.W. 24th Ave., is organizing a caravan-style trip from Okeechobee to the Lake Placid Caladium Festival on Saturday, July 26 at 8 a.m. For information, call 863-763-9629 or 863-8010184.VFW hosts Christmas in JulyBig Lake VFW Post 10539 is having Christmas in July on Saturday, July 26 Dinner will consist of ham with all the “ xings for a donation. It will start at 3 p.m. An auction o f donated gifts will follow. The public is welcome. Proceeds go to the unmet needs o f veterans. For information, call 863-763-2308. The post is also seeking people interested in singing acappella. Contact Dave at 520-9779694.Amvets plan Christmas in JulyThe Lady Amvets of Buckhead Ridge Post 9528 are hosting Christmas in July on Saturday, July 26 We will have a shrimp boil that includes roll and dessert for a donation of $7. Plans call for Santa and Mrs. Claus pictures, a lotto ticket Christmas tree giveawa y and a living Florida-style Christmas tree. All proceeds directly bene“ t local programs for veterans. Call 863-467-2882 for details.VFW offers riders breakfastBuckhead Ridge VFW Post 9528 activities are open to the public this week. Sunday, July 27 is the riders breakfast from 8:30 until 11 a.m. plus $1 bloody marys, screwdrivers and drafts. Five-card bingo starts at 5 p.m. Wednesday, July 30, the Ladies Auxiliary is serving a chicken and dumplings dinner from 5 until 7 p.m. for a $6 donation. Thursday, July 31, has bingo and food at 1 p.m. Friday, Aug. 1, night dinner features por k loin, “ sh and shrimp for $7-$8 donation with music from CC Live, from 6 until 11 p.m. All proceeds bene“ t veterans and their families. Call 843-467-2882 for information.Legion has Sunday bingoAmerican Legion 64 will host Sunda y night bingo on July 27 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. The American Legion now has free WIFI for its lounge and dining room patrons.Cute Apron Bake Sale slatedWomen of The Moose Chapter 2036, 1016 Linda Rd., Buckhead Ridge, will host a Cute Apron Bake SaleŽ Sunday, July 27 from 8 a.m.until noon. Proceeds bene“ t Mooseheart and Moosehaven. For information, call 863-763-2250. Community Events Brought to you by:Plumbing & Air ConditioningSince 1975 Lic#CAC1817236 up safe in his bedroom, the man reportedly denied its ownership. However, detectives opened that safe with the same key that opened the smaller safe in the bathroom, stated the report. The detective went on to point out that a “ eld test was done on all of the suspected marijuana, and those tests all indicated positive results for the presence of pot. Another “ eld test was done on the suspected molly, and that test indicated a positive result for the presence of amphetamine, added the investigator. The home in which Alvarado was living is 663 feet from a church. When asked about this arrest, Sheriff Paul May said some people apparently never learn their lesson. I believe that if I had been to prison for doing something, when I got out I would change my ways,Ž he said. I can promise him (Alvarado), we will continue to arrest him and others caught doing the same thing. I have con“ dence in the criminal justice system that they will take notice that this man does not learn from his past mistakes.Ž Alvarado was arrested locally on March 31, 2005, and charged with traf“ cking in cocaine. He was later convicted on that charge and was sentenced Oct. 19, 2006, to “ ve years with the Department of Corrections. Records show Alvarado was released from prison Dec. 1, 2010. DRUGSContinued From Page 1 By Eric KoppOkeechobee News A man being held in the county jail, accused of molesting young children, has been arrested on three more felony counts. Tommy Gene Comfort, 35, N.W. Concord Drive, Port St. Lucie, was arrested Monday, J uly 21, on three counts of sexual battery v ictim under 12 years of age and perpetrator under 18 years of age. His bond was set at $150,000. Comfort was already being held in the Okeechobee County Jail on two counts of sexual battery victim under 12 years of age and perpetrator 18 years of age or older. His bond on those two counts had been set at a total of $600,000. Mondays warrants were “ led by Assistant State Attorney Don Richardson, who w ill be prosecuting the cases. According to those warrants, Comfort reportedly sexually molested the victims between Jan. 1, 1990, and Dec. 31, 1996. Comforts brother, Carlton Daune, is also being held in the county jail. He has been charged with one county of sexual battery victim under 12 and perpetrator 18 years of age or older. Carlton, 53, U.S. 441 S.E. in Okeechobee, is being held on $100,000 bond. Detective John Fisher, of the Okeechobee County Sheriffs Of“ ce (OCSO), initially arrested the brothers on June 16. It has been determined, so far, that all of the alleged victims were females between the ages of 4 and 12, said the detective. Clerk of Courts records show Tommy is being represented by Stuart defense attorney Jeff T. Gorman, while Carlton is being defended by the District 19 Public Defenders Of“ ce. Arraignment for Tommy on these most recent charges has been set at 9 a.m. on Sept. 3 in front of Circuit Court Judge Sherwood Bauer. Comfort faces more charges By Eric KoppOkeechobee News The investigation into a suspicious person complaint led to the arrest of a local teenager on felony charges and the recovery of a handgun that had been reported as stolen. Dwan Sharrod Marshall, 17, N.W. 11th Ave., was arrested Friday, July 18, on felony charges of possession of a “ rearm by a convicted felon and carrying a concealed “ rearm. He was also arrested on a misdemeanor charge of resisting a law enforcement of“ cer without v iolence. Marshall was booked into the Okeechobee County Jail then taken to the St. Lucie Regional Detention Center in Fort Pierce. An arrest report by Of“ cer Michael Jordan, of the Okeechobee City Police Department (OCPD), indicated he was investigating the suspicious person complaint around 11 p.m. Friday. That report stated the complaint was “ led by a homeowner on N.W. Second St. whose home had been burglarized the night before. In that burglary, a wrist watch and a .22 caliber handgun were reported as stolen. The homeowner apparently told the of“ cer that as they were pulling into their driveway Friday night they saw a black male wearing red shorts and a black and red shirt walking up the driveway. As Of“ cer Jordan searched the area he and Deputy Brian Cross, of the Okeechobee County Sheriffs Of“ ce (OCSO), saw a man matching that description behind a residence on N.W. 11th Ave. They identi“ ed Marshall and as they were patting him down for a weapon, a “ ve-shot revolver was allegedly found in his pants pocket. The serial number on that gun matched the serial number of the “ rearm reported stolen the night before. Of“ cer Jordan then went to Marshalls home where he asked the teens mother for permission to search her sons bedroom. Instead, she went to her sons room and returned with a gold watch that matched the description of the timepiece stolen Thursday night from the home on N.W. Second St. The handgun and the watch were both placed into evidence, stated the of“ cer. Teen accused of having gun Dwan S. Marshall

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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.Donald Hayward Murray, 76OKEECHOBEE „ Donald Hayward Murray died on July 16, 2014. Donald was born on May 25, 1938 in Yonkers, New York to parents Hayward and Sophia Murray. Donald attended St. Anns School in West Palm Beach from Kindergarten through the 12th grade, graduating in 1956. In 1960, he graduated from the University of Florida and then served his countr y in the United States Marine Corp. Donald retired from General Motors Acceptance Corporation after thirty years and owned/operated the Peter Pan Preschool in Palm Beach Gardens from 1978. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus. Donald is survived by his loving wife, Patricia Larock Murray, children; Scott C. Murray (Jamie), Kimberly Murray Hill (William), grandchildren; Sutton and Chandler Hill, Alexandra, Ava, Gavin and Grayson Murray, brother; Raymond Murray. A funeral service was held on July 19, 2014 at Quattlebaum Funeral Cremation and Event Center, 5411 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach, Florida, 33417. (561) 832-5171. In lieu of ” owers, the family suggests donations to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, www.jdrf.org.Sandra Jean Brown, 66OKEECHOBEE „ Sandra Jean Brown died July 20, 2014. She was born February 18, 1948 in Laconia, New Hampshire to Maynard and Evelyn Dalton Brown. A resident of Okeechobee since 2008, she was a member of Okeechobee Stitchin. Ms. Brown is survived by her son, John Beard; granddaughter, Megan Beard; eight grandchildren; three brothers, Kenneth Brown (Andrea) of Franklin, New Hampshire, James Brown of Ethan, Oklahoma and William Brown of New Hampshire; three sisters, Nancy Cochran, Lois Donaghy both of Franklin New Hampshire and Judy Landry (Alan) of Abbotville, Maine. A Celebration of Life will be held 3 p.m. Saturday, July 26, 2014 at Buxton & Bass Okeechobee Funeral Home with Pastor Loy D. Mershimer of Okeechobee Presbyterian Church of“ ciating. In lieu of ” owers, memorials may be made to the Okeechobee Presbyterian Church Food Pantry, the Humane Society or research for premature babies. 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.Terry Lee Farnham, 65OKEECHOBEE „ Terry Lee Farnham died J uly 18, 2014. He was born January 8, 1949 in W ooster, Ohio to Alton Farnham and Wilda Y oung. He graduated from Jupiter High School. Mr. Farnham proudly served our country in the U.S. Army 69th Battalion from 1969 1970 during the Vietnam War. A resident of Okeechobee for nine years, he loved bass “ shing. Mr. Farnham was preceded in death by his wife, Melody Farnham and his sister, Connie DAgostini. He is survived by two sons, Scott Farnham (Tammy) and Russell Farnham (Julia) all of Port St. Lucie; daughter, Dawn Crawford (Timothy) of Stuart; six grandchildren; one great grandchild; brother, Wesley Farnham of Ohio; three sisters, Judy Chefan of Boca Raton, Jean Pergle of Ohio and Cindy Dryden (Mark) of Jupiter; father and mother, Russell Collard and Wilda Young of Palm Beach Gardens; a host of nieces and nephews; close friend, Joyce Frend of Ocala; sister-in-law, Beverly Missant (Matt) of J upiter. A memorial service will be held at a later date in Jupiter. 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. Okeechobee’s Only Family Owned & Operated Full Service Funeral Home Over 30 Years of Personal Service to the Lake Area BurialOnsiteCremationMonumentsFuneralPrePlanning Burial Onsite Cremation Monuments Funeral Pre-Planning 400 North Parrott Avenue Okeechobee, Florida 34974 863-763-1994 “Time and Tem p erature” Phone number 863-763-0123 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 23, 2014 Search obituaries nationally at http://www.legacy.com Proposed improvements to the facility consist of 11,250 square feet of concrete ” oor, installing two new larger size roll-up doors, replacing two existing roll-up doors with storefront style doors, building a “ rewall between the storage and the of“ ce area, restroom and shower facility, renovation of the entire buildings “ re sprinkler system and “ re-line connection to the Okeechobee Utility Authority (OUA) water system, replacement of the “ re alarm panel, information technology upgrades, interior lighting and power circuits. The improvements will be funded from the Capital Improvement Fund. In other business, the board will discuss a plan to offer Florida Power & Light tax incentives for locating a Natural Gas Power Plant in the northeastern corner of Okeechobee County. FP&L owns a 2,800 acre sight in northeastern Okeechobee County. If the y build the plant, they would use 100 acres of this land. Estimated cost of the project is around $1 billion. The meeting will be held in the Historic Okeechobee County Courthouse and start at 9 a.m. COUNTYContinued From Page 1 School supply drive startsThe Childrens Home Society of Florida is now accepting new backpacks and school supplies or cash donations for its Back-to-School Drive, through Aug. 1 Check out details at www.chs” .org/bts. For information, call Ashleigh Gaultney at 405-250-4762.

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florida.newszap.com Check out these new features: • Daily Local News Updates • New interactive and easy to navigate format • Plus much, much more!Come see for yourself! 7 Okeechobee News July 23, 2014 By Eric KoppOkeechobee NewsThe Okeechobee County Sheriffs Of“ ce (OCSO) has announced a DUI/drivers license checkpoint will be held Thursday, July 24, on U.S. 441 S. The purpose of the initiative is to meet with drivers passing through the checkpoint and check for alcohol or drug impairment. Law enforcement personnel will also be checking to make sure all drivers have the proper licensing. DUI checkpoints are a proven enforcement tool that are effective in reducing the number of persons killed and/or injured in alcoholinvolved automobile accidents. Research shows crashes involving alcohol drop by an average of 20 percent when well-publicized checkpoints are held enough. Drivers caught operating a vehicle while impaired can expect jail, license suspension and an increase in insurance costs, “ nes, fees, DUI classes and other expenses that can exceed $10,000. Area law enforcement reminds drivers if they are going to be drinking they should have a designated driver, call a friend or famil y member, call a cab or just stay home. The Okeechobee City Police Department and the Florida Highway Patrol will be taking part in the checkpoint. DUI checkpoint set for July 24 The Okeechobee County Sheriffs Of“ ce is disclosing this information to the public in order to enhance public safety, awareness, and protection. This information is not intended to increase fear: rather it is this agencys belief that an informed public is a safer public. This bulletin should be used only for information purposes. Citizen abuse of the information to threaten, intimidate, or harass offenders will not be tolerated, in any manner. The individual who appears in this bulletin have served the sentence imposed on them by the courts. They are NOT wanted by the police at this time. Sex offenders have always lived in the communities. The only change is the public is now better informed. Rodney Leitner, 48, of 5269 N.W. 24th St., is 63Ž and 230 pounds. He has blond hair and blue eyes. Leitner was convicted o f Lewd & Lascivious victim less than 12 YOA, offerender over 18 YOA on April, 19 2001 in Palm Beach County, Fla. The victim was a minor. If you have any questions regarding this bulletin, contact Michele at the Okeechobee County Sheriffs Of“ ce at 763-3117, extension 240 or website http://www.fdle.state. ” .us. Sexual Offender Noti“ cation Rodney Leitner The following individuals were arrested on felony or driving under the in” uence (DUI) charges by the Okeechobee County Sheriffs Of“ ce (OCSO), the Okeechobee City Police Department (OCPD), the Florida Highw ay Patrol (FHP), the Florida Fish and W ildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) or the Department of Corrections (DOC). € Ashley Nicole Ripoll, 30, 20th St., Buckhead Ridge, was arrested July 18 by the Okeechobee Narcotics Task Force on felony charges of sale of a controlled substance (oxycodone) and possession of a controlled substance (oxycodone) with intent to sell. Her bond was set at $30,000. € Emily Ann Garrard, 13, N.W. 160th St., Okeechobee, was arrested July 18 by Deputy Timothy Porter on a felony charge of battery on a pregnant woman. She was booked into the Okeechobee County Jail then taken to the St. Lucie Regional Detention Center in Fort Pierce. € Ashley Meachel Moore, 27, S. Parrott A ve., Okeechobee, was arrested July 18 by Detective Kelley Margerum on a felony charge of grand theft. Her bond was set at $2,500. € Samuel Ramon Curbelo Jr., 23, S.W. 13th Terrace, Okeechobee, was arrested J uly 18 by Deputy Ben Lisle on a felony charge of criminal mischief. His bond was set at $1,000. € Jason Collier Smith, 34, S.E. 22nd Court, Okeechobee, was arrested July 19 by Deputy Paul Jackson on DOC warrants charging him with the felonies of violation of probation forgery (two counts), violation of probation uttering a forged instrument (three counts), violation of probation grand theft (two counts), violation of probation petit theft (two counts). He is being held without bond. € Leydanette Cintron, 19, S.W. 18th Terrace, Okeechobee, was arrested July 19 by Of“ cer Chad Troutman on a felony charge of grand theft. Her bond was set at $1,000. € Bryan Dewayne Williams, 52, S.W. 28th St., Okeechobee, was arrested July 19 by Deputy Steven Pollock on a misdemeanor charge of driving under the in” uence. He was released on his own recognizance. € Joshua Aquental McCollum, 24, 84th Court N., Loxahatchee, was arrested July 19 by Deputy Leland Schoonmaker on a felony charge of resisting a law enforcement of“ cer with violence and a misdemeanor charge of possession of marijuana under 20 grams. His bond was set at $2,000. € James Richard Baldauf Jr., 40, S.E. 27th St., Okeechobee, was arrested July 20 by Deputy Brian Cross on a felony charge of resisting a law enforcement of“ cer with violence and a misdemeanor charge of battery. His bond was set at $3,500. € Guillermo E. Gonzalez, 55, S.W. 67th St., Miami, was arrested July 20 by Trooper D. Maliszewski on a felony charge of possession of a counterfeit drivers license or ID card, and a misdemeanor charge of driving while license expired. His bond was set at $5,400. € Robert Wayne Duquette, 24, 87th Lane N., Loxahatchee, was arrested July 20 by Deputy Corporal Shane Snyder on a misdemeanor charge of driving under the in” uence. His bond was set at $750. € Glenda Clay, 25, Lake Drive, Okeechobee, was arrested July 21 by Deputy John Ashby on felony charges of grand theft, dealing in stolen property and defrauding a pawnbroker. Her bond was set at $15,750. € Alfonso Lares Jr., 19, N.W. Second St., Okeechobee, was arrested July 21 by Deputy Matthew Grumbling on felony charges of possession of a controlled substance (cocaine) and possession of a controlled substance (oxycodone), and a misdemeanor charge of possession of marijuana under 20 grams. His bond was set at $10,500. This column lists arrests and not convictions, unless otherwise stated. Anyone listed here who is later found innocent or has had the charges against them dropped is welcome to inform this newspaper. The information will be con“ rmed and printed. Okeechobee Arrest Report Cooking ideas for diabetics by hospital chef plannedJoin us at Raulerson Hospital to learn about diabetic cooking ideas with Executive Chef Ron Corrado on Wednesday, Aug. 6 at 5:30 p.m. at Raulerson Hospital in the cafeteria, 1796 U.S. 441 N. Learn new recipes and sample some of the creations. There is no fee to participate. Space is limited. RSVP at 863-763-9228.

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David and Kay McCool will celebrate their 50th Anniversary on July 25,2014. They, along with their children and grandchil dren, are having a celebration on July 26,2014 at the First Baptist Church Fellowship Hall between 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. If you taught with, were taught by, or fellow-shipped with either, please join us in sharing this special time. In lieu of gifts, they request donating to the FBC Mission House, an unwrapped book for the Hooked on Books program, or to your favorite charity. DAVID MCCOOL ANNIVERSARY KAY MCCOOL & 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 BOGO For It!Go “nd Buy One Get One Free savings all over the store. Check our ads for new deals every week. publix.com/save 8 Okeechobee News July 23, 2014 Special to the Okeechobee NewsHorse camp under wayThe summer horse camp, sponsored by the Okeechobee Extension Of“ ce is under way at the Okeechobee Agri-Civic Center. Week one of horse camp was all about improving basic riding skills. This week horse camp is all about performance riding. Next week will be rodeo week. There are still camp slots available. Pictured on horseback are: (left to right) are Joellyn Kelley, Jenna Brown, LaRanda Southerland, Dylan Hodges, Nathan Stewart and Tatum Bickel. In front are riding instructors Maci Culligan and Stephany Fish. Horse camp is partially funded through a grant from the Childrens Services Council of Okeechobee County. It is open to children ages 8 to 18. Campers provide their own horses, which may be housed in the AgriCivic Center barn for the week. For camp information, call the Okeechobee County Extension Of“ ce at 863-763-6469. Dunklin Memorial Camp representatives visit RotaryDunklin Memorial Camp representatives were the speakers at the Rotary Club of Okeechobee on Tuesday, July 22. Pictured from left to right are Brian Neener, Nick Reynolds and Rotarian Debi Large. Rotary meets every Tuesday at noon at Golden Corral. Quarters for a Cause holds bene“ t for the Pilgrims Okeechobee Quarters for a Cause will host their monthly auction Tuesday, Aug. 19, at the American Legion with doors opening at 6:30 p.m. They will be supporting Lee and Larry Pilgrim who have both been through a lot of health issues in the past year and need funds for their medical bills. Wear boots and pearls to be entered in a special prize giveaway. For information, call Christy at 863-697-1247. Special to the Okeechobee News

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9 Okeechobee News July 23, 2014 Okeechobee News: Celebrating our Centennial! Mrs. T. M. Jerrell of Palm Harbor has received notice from the War Department that her son, Cpl. Rufus G. Jerrell, was wounded in action in Italy on June 16. No further details were announced. Mr. and Mrs. K. E. Stello are in receipt of a letter from their son, Sergeant Carl Stello, in which he says he is getting along ne in England. Carl has been in England for the past eighteen months and says that he likes it ne over there but would like to be home. W.T. Smith and wife (colored) received a letter this week from their son, Maxie Lee Williams, in which he says he is doing ne in the army. He is now stationed on the Island of Corsica where he has been with the army of occupation since it was invaded by the Allies several months ago. Alfey Ming who is stationed with the army at the training camp in Jacksonville spent several days of this week here with his wife and mother. Sergeant J.D. Wilson left Wednesday afternoon to return to army training camp at Frederick, Oklahoma, after spending a week here with is parents, Mr. and Mrs. E.J. Wilson. Pensacola, Fla. July 17, 1944 Okeechobee News, Hello Bryant: Just wonder what you are doing these long, hot days. I guess you are trying to catch all the sh in the lake. Well there is no place to sh here much except salt water and I don’t care much for that kind of shing but boy I would like to be down there for a week or two and if nothing happens I am coming down there on a 15-day leave in October. Well in the rst place I know you are surp rised to hear from me but you will be surp rised to know that I really do like the Navy. I think it is the best branch of the service that Uncle Sam has. Tell all them boys down there that were in the same class that I was, and which should have been inducted when I was eight months ago, and which have not been inducted yet, that it is not so bad so come on in and do their part. Bryant, I don’t know who subscribed for this paper for me but I do appreciate it. I have moved and my address has changed so please change my paper to my new address. Well, tell all the people hello for me and family. I hope to see them all soon. Yours truly and thanks, Eddie Tindall US MARINE CORPS COMBAT CORRESPONDENTS READY TO SERVE OKEECHOBEE NEWS Atlanta, Georgia, 17 July 1944 Okeechobee News Dear Sir; During the months since December 7, 1941, this Section and its publicity sergeants have been calling on you from time to time for the publication of stories aimed at recruiting, both for the Marine Corps and the Marine Corps Women’s Reserve. I am happy to report that unless casualties are unexpectedly high, our recruiting needs are now well taken care of, thanks to the patriotic cooperation of the newspaper men of the South and Southwest. Accordingly, this Section and its District Sergeants will no longer be calling on you for recruiting publicity. May I offer my thanks and that of the United States Marines for a job well done. During recent months, through our Combat Correspondents and Photographers, we have been increasing the ow of live, hometown news about the Marines from your town. In the future, this will increase as more of the Marines roll on toward Tokyo. These news stories and pictures are submitted to you for your judgement solely on their news value. Our job of supplying you with the news of the hometown Marine has now become our fulltime job, and our policy has become one of the news and news alone. And may I again remind you that the Marine Corps Division of Public Relations would like to have you consider our Combat Correspondents as members of your staff. Please feel free to call on us for stories and photographs of Marines for your community who might have been overlooked by our busy Combat Correspondents. All we need is the man’s full name and home town. If he’s a Smith, a Jones or a Brown, please give all three names if they are available. Then the assignment will be sent on to the Combat Correspondent with his unit, and in a few weeks the story will be back for your exclusive use. Again let me thank you for the favors during our intensive recruiting campaigns, and let me promise that you will be repaid by many good news stories on the Marines from your community. Sincerely, R.P. WHITE Major, U.S. Marine Corps Acting Ofcer in Charge, Public Relations Section, Southern Procurement Division. SGT. GEORGE REICHERT IS HOME AFTER BEING WOUNDED AT ANZIO, ITALY Sergeant George Reichart returned to his home here yesterday after spending several months in the army hospitals after having been wounded in the ghting at Anzio beachhead in Italy. Serg. Reichert was wounded in the leg by shrapnel and the bone was shattered badly, He is at the home of his father, George Reichert, on the Fort Pierce Road. CORPORAL GLENN McLAUGHLIN WON THE PURPLE HEARTWord has been received that Cpt. Glen McLaughlin has been awarded the Purple Heart by the United States Army. Cpl. McLaughlin is the son of Mr. and Mrs. J.J. McLaughlin of Okeechobee. Cpl. McLaughlin took part in the invasion of Attu Island and was one of the rst few men that were landed on the island. He was carried there in a submarine and he and the others were landed from it. He remained ashore and took part in the ghting in the cold weather until his feet and legs were frozen. After he left there he was carried to an army hospital where at rst the doctors wanted to take his feet and legs off but he objected so strenuously that they decided not to operate on him. After several months, his feet and legs started to improve and he was later moved to a hospital in Texas where he is now locate d and word has been received by his parents that he has so far recovered that he is able to drive trucks for the hospital. Cpl. McLaughlin was home last year afte r his return from Attu and spent some time here on furlough. McCARTHY FAMILY HAS REUNION WITH MEMBERS IN THE ARMED SERVICES A family reunion with members of the family who are now in the armed services o f the country was held at the home of Mr. an d Mrs. D. B. McCarthy Sunday. Those presen t were Lieutenant Dan McCarthy, Master Sergeant Maurice J. McCarthy, and Corporal an d Mrs. Lawrence McCarthy, who were on leave from the army. Beside these, Mr. and Mrs. J.D. McCarthy were also present. Lieut. Dan McCarthy left Sunday to return to North Camp Hood, Texas. Master Sergean t Maurice J. McCarthy left Monday for Miami and places unknown, and Cpl. and Mrs. Lawrence McCarthy left Tuesday to return to the army camp at Winter Haven, Fla. From the pages of the Okeechobee News, July 28, 1944News of our Boys In Various Camps At Home & Abroad Special to the Okeechobee News/ Tommy MarkhamLooking Back ...This photo from 1948 shows Polly Greenberger, Paula Burdeshaw, Nancy Boettger an Katherine Sweatt. Do you have an old photo to share? Bring it by the Okeechobee News of“ ce, 107 S.W. 17th Street (in the plaza next door to the Brahman Theater) or email it to okeenews@newszap.com.

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Randy Whipple will present a sermon in song at Peach Lutheran Church on Sunday, July 27, and on Aug. 3. Both will be at the worship hour of 10:30 a.m. The public is invited to attend these very special worship services. The 10:30 services will be the only worship service those Sundays at Peace Lutheran Church. Okeechobee Church of God 301 N.E. Fourth A ve., will host Vacation Bible School from July 21 25, from 5:30 until 8:30 p.m. Supper will be prov ided and transportation is available. For more information, call Terri Rucks at 863-634-1336. Believers Fellowship Church will host Vacation Bible School the week of J uly 28 thru Aug. 1. The church is located at 300 S.W. Sixth Ave, behind the ROC. The times are 6 to 8:30 p.m. each night. This promises to be a fun time for all children ages 4 thru high school. Games, music, crafts, food, bible study and loads of fun are planned. For more information, call 863-6344327. Fountain of Life Church 1302 S.W. 32nd St. will host a Vacation Bible School Monday, July 28 Friday, Aug. 1, from 5:30 to 8 p.m. for 1st-5th grade. To register for Vacation Bible School, call 863-763-8945. There is no fee, but organizers need to know how many children to plan for, so please call in advance to register. Fountain of Life Church, 1302 S.W. 32nd St., will present The Bait of Satan,Ž by John Bevere. This free program started J une 18 and will run for 12 weeks, each W ednesday, at 6:30 p.m. There will be a 30minute DVD of John Bevere teaching with a brief follow-up emphasis on key points of scripture and how to apply each to us today. W orksheets for each lesson will be available at the church. Bring your Bible and a heart and mind open to receive instructions through the word of God. For questions, call the church at 863-763-8945. Haven of Rest Church 912 N.W. Second St. would like to invite you to a weekly Bible study and or youth service every Thursday at 7 p.m. For more information call Pastor Tom Velie at 863-357-3053. Oakview Baptist Church welcomes everyone to join them on Sunday mornings for Sunday School at 9:15 a.m. and Worship Service at 10:30 a.m. On Sunday evenings at 6 p.m. they have a Bible Study in the sanctuary. They also have a Wednesday evening Worship Service at 6 p.m. We are located at 677 S.W. 32 Street in Okeechobee. For more information please call 863-763-1699. The Gathering Church 1735 S.W. 24th Ave., invites you to attend Living FreeŽ a Christian recovery group for women on Tuesday nights at 7 p.m. For more information, contact Pastor Theresa Brown at 863-357-4418. The Gathering hosts Joy in the MourningŽ a grief support group and bible study for anyone who has lost a loved one, through death or divorce. All are welcome to attend. The support group will meet every Monday at 6 p.m. and Tuesday at 2 p.m. at 1735 S.W. 24th Ave. For more information, call Gale at 863-623-8504. Love Jesus? Every Monday morning, 8 a.m. at Hampton Inn, there is a Bible study held and you are invited. It is free if you dont eat, or you can have a great breakfast for only $5. Brandon Tucker and Pastor Jim Benton are the speakers. More questions? Call 863532-2482. Gathering in Grace and Prayer meets every Wednesday at 7:45 a.m. in the park at the pavilion. All are welcome. Northside Baptist Church invites all to join the church for old-fashioned preaching based on the Bible, God-focused prayer, hymns we grew up on, Southern-Gospel favorites, with piano and bass duets on Sundays at 10:45 a.m. and 6 p.m., with Sunday School at 9:45 a.m. and Prayer Meeting on Wednesdays at 6 p.m. Northside Baptist is located about 6 miles north on 441 at 51 NW 98th St. There are many opportunities at Peace Lutheran Church including the newly founded Peace Outreach, whose goals include getting everyone to discover their gifts and use them for the Glory of God. Another new opportunity is the Peace Garden Club, focusing on church grounds beauti“ cation and growing vegetables in raised garden beds. All are welcome to attend the Peace Garden Club meetings on the last Monday of each month at 7 p.m. Note: An Okeechobee Church Directory is now available at Florida.Newszap. com with addresses and service times for local churches, or go to www.newszap. com/okeechobeechurches. Send additions or corrections for the online directory to okeenews@newszap.com, or “ l l out the form provided on the website. The Okeechobee News welcomes news from area churches for this weekly column. E-mail okeenews@newszap.com. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to Chapter 116.21, FLORIDA STATUTES, that the following unclaimed monies were collected by the Clerk of the Circuit Court in and for Okeechobee County, Florida in her official capacity prior to January 1, 2011 for which claims have not been made. Persons/entities having or claiming any interest in such funds or any portion thereof shall file a written claim with Sharon Robertson, Clerk of Circuit Court, Finance Division, 312 NW Third Street, Suite 165, Okeechobee, FL 34972, on or before September 1, 2014. Persons/entities shall make sufficient proof of ownership and upon doing so shall be entitled to receive any part of the money claimed. Unless said monies are claimed on or before September 1, 2014, said monies shall be declared forfeited to the State of Florida: ACCOUNT ISSUED TO DATE ISSUED AMOUNT General Operating JOHN H JOHNSON 01/17/12 $15.00 General Operating PAUL ECKEL 02/14/12 $250.00 General Operating DAVID CHAPA 02/15/12 $15.00 General Operating SHIRLEY H DOWELL 03/02/12 $15.00 General Operating CLAUDIO HERNANDEZ 03/07/12 $15.00 General Operating KELLER R ORENDER JR 03/07/12 $15.00 General Operating LAWRENCE W SMITH III 03/07/12 $15.00 General Operating DAMON D CASHIOLI 03/13/12 $15.00 General Operating LONNIE M ROSE JR 03/13/12 $15.00 General Operating GILFORD ELIAS CLARK 03/13/12 $504.75 General Operating CARMELO REYES 04/12/12 $15.00 General Operating ROXANA TORRES-MANZANO 04/12/12 $15.00 General Operating MICHELLE STORY 05/10/12 $45.00 General Operating MICHELLE STORY 05/31/12 $46.50 General Operating BRITNEY A BALL 07/05/12 $15.00 General Operating ALISA B DURHAM 07/05/12 $15.00 General Operating SANTIAGO G NAVARRETTE 07/05/12 $15.00 General Operating ANDREA EHLERT 07/20/12 $10.04 General Operating JEFF ARMSTRONG 08/10/12 $70.00 General Operating RHONDA H MOORE 08/13/12 $15.00 General Operating SHARON D LUCKY 08/21/12 $15.00 General Operating KIMBERLY J UNDERWOOD 08/21/12 $15.00 General Operating MICHELLE STORY 09/18/12 $6.50 General Operating ROBERT S SOWELL 09/20/12 $15.00 General Operating GLORIA H VONDERAU 09/20/12 $15.00 General Operating CATHY CLAY 10/17/12 $15.00 General Operating MOLLY B MITCHELL 10/22/12 $15.00 General Operating WENDY J HAUGHT 10/26/12 $15.00 General Operating MELINDA JERNIGAN 11/08/12 $80.00 General Operating JESSICA L PLASCENCIA 11/20/12 $15.00 General Operating ARMANDO W RIVERO 11/20/12 $15.00 General Operating KEVIN D COOK 11/21/13 $15.00 Cash Bond JUAN CARLOS LOPEZ 02/01/12 $22.50 Cash Bond JOSE E CANIZALEZ 06/27/12 $250.00 Cash Bond DONALD RAY GARRETT 07/31/12 $100.00 Publish: July 23, 2014 The Okeechobee News 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 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to Chapter 116.21, FLORIDA STATUTES, that the following unclaimed monies were collected by the Clerk of the Circuit Court in and for Okeechobee County, Florida in her official capacity prior to January 1, 2012 for which claims have not been made. Persons/entities having or claiming any interest in such funds or any portion thereof shall file a written claim with Sharon Robertson, Clerk of Circuit Court, Finance Division, 312 NW Third Street, Suite 165, Okeechobee, FL 34972, on or before September 1, 2014. Persons/entities shall make sufficient proof of ownership and upon doing so shall be entitled to receive any part of the money claimed. Unless said monies are claimed on or before September 1, 2014, said monies shall be declared forfeited to Okeechobee County, Florida: ACCOUNT ISSUED TO DATE ISSUED AMOUNT General Operating TD BANK, N.A. 02/14/12 $31.00 General Operating KAHANE & ASSOCIATES, P.A. 03/13/12 $10.00 General Operating FIRST AMERICAN TITLE INS CO 05/18/12 $8.50 General Operating RESOURCE TITLE NAT’L AGENCY 08/17/12 $65.80 General Operating CENTERSTATE BANK 08/13/12 $40.00 General Operating MARSHALL C WATSON, P.A. 09/12/12 $6.00 General Operating SHAPIRO, FISHMAN & GACHE, LLP 10/31/12 $13.50 General Operating GREENSPOON MARDER 12/06/12 $6.00 Publish: July 23, 2014 The Okeechobee News 10 Okeechobee News July 23, 2014 Local churches plan special speakers and VBS

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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 SalesOKEECHOBEE 800 SW 87th Terrace, 7/25-26, 8:00-2:00. Garage Sale: furniture, tools, bedding, clothes, etc. 863-801-9494 We 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 OKEECHOBEE GOLF & COUNTRY CLUB NOW OPEN $20. INCL. GOLF CART. CALL FOR TEE TIMES 863-763-6228 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! MAGNOLIA PACKING INC, a fresh vegetable packing house, is looking for a PRODUCTION SUPERVISOR with three (plus) years produce experience. Must be bi-lingual and be willing to work long hours during the season. Email your resume to royboy01@bellsouth.net Cal-Maine Foods Inc Processing Maintenance supervisor, must have mechanical, electrical background. This is a salary position with full bene ts. Apply at: 6800 NE 120th St. Okee., Fl. or email resume to dberry@cmfoods.com Need a few more bucks to purchase something deer? Pick up some extra bucks when you sell your used items in the classifeids. Employment Full TimeDRIVERS: $5,000 Sign-On Bonus! Great Pay! Consistent Freight, Great Miles on this Regional Account. Werner Enterprises: 1-855-517-2488 FEED MILLGeneral maintenance & repair person with valid D.L.. Forklift & computer skills required. Apply at 708 NW 2nd Ave Shop here first! The classified ads Employment Full TimeEstablished grower and shipper of fresh produce seeking an experienced individual with excellent maintenance skills and habits. This position involves a working knowledge of mechanical equipment, electrical motors/ drives and controls used with packaging machinery. The ability and to establish a PM program is required. Additional seasonal hourly demands are required during growing season. Please send resume to positions@mackfarms.com Employment Part TimeATTENDANT needed for carwash. Maintenance & light duty work. Must have mechanical background. 25-35 hrs per week. Call 863-610-1027. 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! One mans trash is another mans treasure. Turn your trash to treasure with an ad in the classifieds. How do you find a job in todays competitive market? In the employment section of the classifieds When doing those chores is doing you in, its time to look for a helper 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. Antiques*ANTIQUES* CO-OP ANTIQUES50% OFF THROUGH AUGUST 16TH 1214 SW 2ND AVE (BEHIND DAIRY QUEEN) TUES-SAT 10-4, 634-1552 OR 532-9138 How fast can your car go? It can go even faster when you sell it in the classifieds. Looking for a place to hang your hat? Look no further than the classifieds. Computer/ SuppliesFast Dell Desktop w/ at screen $50 mini dual core $75 Dual core laptop $100 new programmed call affordable computer Tony 863-517-2782. MiscellaneousCORRUGATED METAL HURRICANE PANELS 8 SECTIONS 80” 1 BY 14 1/4 W.,24 SECTIONS 68” 1 BY 14 1/4 W. $400.00/FIRM. CALL 863-763-6788 ASK FO R JOE ApartmentsApartments For Rent 1 & 2 bedroom apts. Call 561-968-2083 or 561-386-5636 FURNISHED, 2BR, 1BA, on 441 SE, close to 15A. Includes Washer and Dryer, Community Pool & Tennis Court, Lawn Service & Garbage. $725 mo. other utilities extra. No pets. For more information Call 863-634-8331 Large Newly Painted Clean APT in town. 2/2, w/d hook up, lawn maint included, $750 + $300 sec. (863) 634-3572. NW OKEE: 2 BR 1.5 BA, 2 BR, 1 BA. $650, $700. 1st, last & $500 security. Shown only 11am-6pm 561-346-1642. Houses RentADORABLE: In Town, Okeechobee, 2BR, 1BA, W/D Hook up, Lawn Service. Non Smoking. Sm pet okay. $800 mo. 1st, last & $500 sec. References required. 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Houses RentDuplex 2bd/1ba $600 monthly plus $600 sec. deposit. Lawn, pest and garbage included. No dogs. Call for more information 863-801-9119 Large, clean, 4bd, 2 story home, 2800sq.ft. under air (built in 2006) 2bath + on suite, double car garage, screened porch, large fenced yard, new appliances, large kitchen. $1250/mo + sec. dep Call: (863)447-9922 or (863)467-8559 VILLA, 2/2. In quiet Culdasac Great for roommates $775/month. Call 561-762-7660. Mobile Home Rent2BD/1.5BA, CENTRAL AIR, NICE PARK, ALL UTILITIES EXCEPT ELECTRIC $450.00/MO. CALL 812-989-3022 3-2 MOBILE HOME, EX. CONDITION, RIVER RUN ACROSS FROM COWBOY’S. NO PETS, 1ST LAST AND SEC. CALL STEVE 863-801-1739 BUCKHEAD RIDGE 3bd./2ba Dble Wide. $600 mo. plus sec. No pets. Call 863-763-4031 FORT DRUM 5 acres, small pond creek, 2BR, 2BA Trailer, $1,500 down 1st, last + deposit. $650 monthly (772) 464-9226 Mobile HomeSaleNew Palm Harbor Velocity Models! 3/2 starting in the 50’s, 4/2 starting in the 60’s Limited time offer!!! 800-622-2832 *Se habla espanol Campers/RVsWanted all Travel Trailers, Motor Homes and Fifth Wheels. Any Condition, Cash paid on the spot Call 941-347-7171 Love the earth Recycle your used items by selling them in the classifieds. Grab a bargain from your neighbors garage, attic, basement or closet in todays classifieds. AutomobilesCHEVROLET Monte Carlo ‘95 Good Air Conditioning, Tires & Wheels Like New, No rust. Asking $2,500. Call 863-763-5987. Autos WantedCASH FOR CARS No Title Needed, Any Condition. 268junk.com Located in Okeechobee Call (863)268-5865 Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION Case #: 2010 CA 000433 Bank of America, National Association, Successor by Merger to BAC Home Loans Servicing, L.P., f/k/a Countrywide Home Loans Servicing, L.P. Plaintiff, -VS.Rickey J. Hall and Frances A. Hall, Husband and Wife Defendant(s). NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to order rescheduling foreclosure sale or Final Judgment, entered in Civil Case No. 2010 CA 000433 of the Circuit Court of the 19th Judicial Circuit in and for Okeechobee County, Florida, wherein Bank of America, National Association, Successor by Merger to BAC Home Loans Servicing, L.P., f/k/a Countrywide Home Loans Servicing, L.P., Plaintiff and Rickey J. Hall and Frances A. Hall, Husband and Wife are defendant(s), I, Clerk of Court, Sharon Robertson, will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in the Jury Assembly Room, on the Second Floor, of the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 312 N.W. Third Street, Okeechobee, FL 34972 beginning at 11:00 A.M. on August 20, 2014, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to-wit: LOT 13, BLOCK 19, BASSWOOD UNIT 2, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS 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 this court July 2, 2014 Sharon Robertson CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT Okeechobee County, Florida BY: Sandra L. Creech ATTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF: SHAPIRO, FISHMAN & GACHE, LLP 2424 North Federal Highway, Suite 360, Boca Raton, Florida 33431 (561) 998-6700 (561) 998-6707 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. 466308 ON 7/23,30/2014 Collective Bargaining The Okeechobee County School Board and the Okeechobee County Education Association #1604 will meet for negotiation of 2014-2017 personnel contracts at 9:00 a.m. on Thursday, July 31, 2014, and 9:00 a.m. on Wednesday, August 6, 2014, in Room 303 of the School Board Administration Building at 700 SW 2nd Avenue, Okeechobee. Bargaining sessions are open to the public. Ken Kenworthy Superintendent of Schools 466349 ON 7/23/2014 Public Notice Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 19TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION: CASE NO.: 2013CA176 WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A. FKA WELLS FARGO BANK MINNESOTA, N.A. AS TRUSTEE FOR REPERFORMING LOAN REMIC TRUST, SERIES 2002-2, Plaintiff, VS.VENTRELL E. BOUIE A/K/A VENTRELL L. BOUIE; BENEFICIAL FLORIDA, INC; DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURYINTERNAL REVENUE SERVICES; KING’S BAY HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC; ONYX ACCEPTANCE CORPORATION; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF VENTRELL E. BOUIE A/K/A VENTRELL L. BOUIE; 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 30th day of June, 2014, and entered in Case No. 2013CA176, of the Circuit Court of the 19TH Judicial Circuit in and for Okeechobee County, Florida, wherein WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A. FKA WELLS FARGO BANK MINNESOTA, N.A. AS TRUSTEE FOR REPERFORMING LOAN REMIC TRUST, SERIES 2002-2 is the Plaintiff and VENTRELL E. BOUIE A/K/A VENTRELL L. BOUIE BENEFICIAL FLORIDA, INC DEPARTMENT, OF THE TREASURY INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICES KING’S BAY HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC. ONYX ACCEPTANCE CORPORATION UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF VENTRELL E. BOUIE A/K/A VENTRELL L. BOUI N/K/A CHEYNEE BOUIE 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 20th day of August, 2014, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: LOT 3, REPLAT OF LOTS 7, 8, 9 AND 10 OF BLOCK 1, KING’S BAY, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 6, PAGE 8, PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDAANY 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 1st day of July, 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 466301 ON 7/23,30/2014 IN THE CIRCUIT CIVIL COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY CIVIL DIVISION Case No. 47-2013-CA-000295 U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION Plaintiff, VS. MATTHEW A. CRAWFORD, ASHLEY M. CRAWFORD, FLORIDA HOUSING FINANCE CORPORATION, AND UNKNOWN TENANTS/OWNERS, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given, pursuant to Final Judgment of Foreclosure for Plaintiff entered in this cause on June 30, 2014, in the Circuit Court of Okeechobee County, Florida, I will sell the property situated in Okeechobee County, Florida described as: LOT 22 OF BLOCK 2, OKEECHOBEE PARK, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 1, PAGE 28, PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA.and commonly known as: 1665 NW 6TH ST, OKEECHOBEE, FL 34972; includin g the buildin g, a pp urtenances Public Notice Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 13-000192-CA JAMES B. NUTTER & COMPANY, Plaintiff, VS. THE UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, LIENORS, CREDITORS, TRUSTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, OR AGAINST RICHARD G. GEARY A/K/A RICHARD GILBERT GEARY, DECEASED et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF RESCHEDULED FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order Rescheduling Foreclosure Sale dated July 14, 2014 and entered in Case NO. 13-000192-CA of the Circuit Court of the NINETEENTH Judicial Circuit in and for OKEECHOBEE County, Florida wherein JAMES B. NUTTER & COMPANY, is the Plaintiff and THE UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, LIENORS, CREDITORS, TRUSTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, OR AGAINST RICHARD G. GEARY A/K/A RICHARD GILBERT GEARY, DECEASED; BRIAN KEITH GEARY A/K/A BRIAN K. GEARY, AS AN HEIR OF THE ESTATE OF RICHARD G. GEARY A/K/A RICHARD GILBERT GEARY, DECEASED; KEVIN MICHAEL GEARY, AS AN HEIR OF THE ESTATE OF RICHARD G. GEARY A/K/A RICHARD GILBERT GEARY, DECEASED; ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANT(S) WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS; UNITED STATES OF AMERICA ON BEHALF OF U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT; are the Defendants, The Clerk of the Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in the JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM, 2ND FLOOR, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY JUDICIAL CENTER, 312 N.W. 3RD STREET, OKEECHOBEE, FLORIDA 34972 at 11:00AM, on the 20th day of August, 2014, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: THE EAST 1/2 OF THE EAST 1/2 OF THE NORTH 1/2 OF THE NORTH 1/2 OF TRACT 16, SECTION 9 THE WEST 1/2 OF THE EAST 1/2 OF THE NORTH 1/2 OF THE NORTH 1/2 OF TRACT 16, SECTION 9. TOGETHER WITH THE DOUBLE WIDE MANUFACTURED HOME DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: MAKE: HOMES OF MERRITT MODEL: UNKNOWN SERIAL NUMBER: FLHMBC170747656B YEAR BUILT: 2001 WIDTH AND LENGTH: 16 BY 64 CERTIFICATE OF TITLE NO.: FLA 716158 AND FLA716159 A/K/A 19220 NW 316TH STREET, OKEECHOBEE, FL 34972 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must le a claim within sixty (60) days after the sale. WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of this Court on July 18, 2014. SHARON ROBERTSON Clerk of the Circuit Court BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk Ronald R. Wolfe & Associates, P.L. P.O. Box 25018, Tampa, Florida 33622-5018 F13000848 NUTTER-FNMA-R-ataranoff-Team 4F13000848If 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. 466388 ON 7/23,30/2014 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 TO: 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 CIVIL COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY CIVIL DIVISION Case No. 47-2013-CA-000296 CENLAR FSB Plaintiff, VS. EVERETTE EARL WOOTEN, II A/K/A EVERETTE E. WOOTEN, LOUANN LEVERN WOOTEN A/K/A LOUANN L. WOOTEN AND UNKNOWN TENANTS/OWNERS, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given, pursuant to Final Judgment of Foreclosure for Plaintiff entered in this cause on July 8, 2014, in the Circuit Court of Okeechobee County, Florida, I will sell the property situated in Okeechobee County, Florida described as: LOT 31, TREASURE ISLAND, UNIT 10, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 5, PAGE 22, PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. TOGETHER WITH THAT CERTAIN 2005 FLEETWOOD DOUBLEWIDE MOBILE HOME, VIN(S) GAFL475A37886-IN21 & GAFL475B37886-IN21. and commonly known as: 3801 SE 25TH ST, OKEECHOBEE, FL 34974; including the building, appurtenances, and xtures located therein, at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash, Sales are held in the Jury Assembly Room, 2nd Floor, Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida, on August 20, 2014 at 11 am. Any persons claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must le a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated this 11th day of July, 2014. SHARON ROBERTSON Clerk of the Circuit Court BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk Lauren A. Ross (813) 229-0900 x1556 Kass Shuler, P.A. P.O. Box 800 Tampa, FL 33601-0800 ForeclosureService@kasslaw.com 466278 ON 7/23,30/2014 12 Okeechobee News July 23, 2014and xtures located therein, at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash, Sales are held in the Jury Assembly Room, 2nd Floor, Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida on August 20, 2014 at 11am. Any persons claiming an interest 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 July, 2014. SHARON ROBERTSON Clerk of the Circuit Court BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk Lauren A. Ross (813) 229-0900 x1556 Kass Shuler, P.A.P.O. Box 800, Tampa, FL 33601-0800ForeclosureService@kasslaw.com 466220 ON 7/23,30/2014 Find it faster. Sell it sooner in the classifieds Shop here first! The classified ads IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION CASE NO. 47-2013-CA-000323-CAAXMX JAMES B. NUTTER & COMPANY, Plaintiff, vs. CINDY K HICKMAN, et al., Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Summary Final Judgment of Foreclosure entered June 27, 2014 in Civil Case No. 47-2013-CA-000323CAAXMX of the Circuit Court of the NINETEENTH Judicial Circuit in and for Okeechobee County, Okeechobee, Florida, wherein JAMES B. NUTTER & COMPANY is Plaintiff and CINDY K HICKMAN, NANCY MARIE OSBORNE FKA NANCY MARIE CHIVARI, UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF CINDY K. HICKMAN, UNKNOWN TENANT IN POSSESSION 1, UNKNOWN TENANT IN POSSESSION 2, are Defendants, the Clerk of Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in the Jury Assembly Room, 2nd Floor of the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 312 Northwest 3rd Street, Okeechobee, FL. 34972 in accordance with Chapter 45, Florida Statutes on the 20th day of August, 2014 at 11:00 AM on the following described property as set forth in said Summary Final Judgment, to-wit: The North 1/2 of Tract 27K1, FOUR SEASONS ESTATES, an unrecorded plat lying in and comprising a part of the South 1/2 of Section 18, Township 37 South, Range 36 East, Okeechobee County, Florida. Commence at the Quarter Section Corner of the East boundary line of Section 18, Township 37 South, Range 36 East; run thence South 00 deg 05 min 07 sec West along the East boundar y line of the South 1/2 of said Section 18 for a distance of 487 feet; thence run North 89 deg 54 min 53 sec West at a right angle for a distance of 1,076.03 feet; thence S 00 degrees 04’ 22” W for a distance of 1020.00 feet for POB; thence continue S 00 deg 04 min 22 sec W for a distance of 204 feet; thence run N 89 deg 54 min 53 sec W for a distance of 214.15 feet to a point on the East right of way line of the B & K McArthur Road; thence run N 00 deg 03 min 07 sec E along the East right of way of said B & K McArthur Road for a distance of 204 feet; thence run S 89 deg 54 min 53 sec E for a distance of 214.24 feet to POB. Being the same property conveyed to Cindy K. Hickman by Warranty Deed from Jeffery A. Osborne, dated July 11, 2002, and recorded July 12, 2002, in Book 480, Page 1299, of the Public Records of Okeechobee County, Florida. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens, must le a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated this 3rd day of July, 2014. SHARON ROBERTSON CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy ClerkIf 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 711.466298 ON 7/23,30/2014 One mans trash is another mans treasure. Turn your trash to treasure with an ad in the classifieds. CALL 511 TOLL FREE FOLLOW FL511 ON TWITTER VISIT FL511.COM FLORIDA 511 FREE APPS A toll-free resource of the Florida Department of Transportation (standard mobile phone minutes, text message and data charges may apply) TRAFFIC INFO ALL THE TIME

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Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISIONCase No. 47-2011-CA-000289-CAWELLS FARGO BANK, N.A.; Plaintiff, -VS.GUSTAVO CASTREJON, ET AL; Defendants, RE-NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order rescheduling foreclosure sale dated July 3, 2014 entered in Civil Case No. 47-2011CA-000289-CA of the Circuit Court of the NINETEENTH Judicial Circuit in and for Okeechobee County, Florida, wherein WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A, Plaintiff and GUSTAVO CASTREJON, ET AL; are defendant(s), I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash, at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 312, NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida (second oor-Jury A ssembly Room) IN ACCORDANCE WITH CHAPTER 45, FLORIDA STATUTES, AT 11:00 AM, August 20, 2014, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to-wit: THE WEST 20.0 FEET OF LOT 9, ALL OF LOT 10, BLOCK 7, SOUTHWEST ADDITION TO OKEECHOBEE, FLORIDA, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 2, PAGE 7, PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. Property Address: 1111 SOUTHWEST 3RD STREET, OKEECHOBEE, FLORIDA 34974 A NY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST 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, A DA 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 y ou are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. DATED at Okeechobee, Florida, this 3rd day of July, 2014. SHARON ROBERTSON CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT Okeechobee County, Florida BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk 466279 ON 7/23,30/2014 Public Notice Public NoticeIN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT,IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.: 47-2013-CA-000513U.S. BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS SUCCESSOR TRUSTEE TO BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., AS SUCCESSOR TO LASALLE BANK, N.A., AS TRUSTEE FOR THE MERRILL LYNCH FIRST FRANKLIN MORTGAGE LOAN TRUST, MORTGAGE LOAN ASSET-BACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2007-4 Plaintiff, Public Notice Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 2013-CA-00312 BRANCH BANKING AND TRUST COMPANY, Plaintiff, v. JAN D. OLDENBOOM; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF JAN D. OLDENBOOM, ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANTS 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; TENANT #1; TENANT #2, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 47-2013-CA-000266 LOANCARE, A DIVISION OF FNF SERVICING, INC., Plaintiff, V S. EILENE A. HARRIS, et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN Pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated June 30, 2014, and entered in Case No. 47-2013CA-000266 of the Circuit Court of the Nineteenth Judicial Circuit in and for Okeechobee County, Florida in which LoanCare, A Division of FNF Servicing, Inc., is the Plaintiff and Eilene A. Harris, Thomas B. Harris, 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 20th day of August, 2014, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment of Foreclosure: THE WEST 1/2 OF THE WEST 1/2 OF THE NORTH 1/2 OF THE NORTH 1/2 OF TRACT 2, SECTION 28, TOWNSHIP 34 SOUTH, RANGE 33 EAST, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 4, PAGE 3A-D, INCLUSIVE, OF THE OKEECHOBEE COUNTY PUBLIC RECORDS. (A/K/A LOT D) A/K/A 19584 NW 272ND ST, OKEECHOBEE, FL 34972-5956 A ny person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must le a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated in Okeechobee County, Florida this 3rd day of July, 2014. SHARON ROBERTSON Clerk of the Circuit Court Okeechobee County, Florida BY: Sandra L. Creech 13 Okeechobee News July 23, 2014 Deputy Clerk Albertelli Law Attorney for Plaintiff P.O. Box 23028 Tampa, FL 33623 (813) 221-4743 (813) 221-9171 facsimile eService: ervealaw@albertellilaw.com JR 11-82037 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. 466303 ON 7/23,30/2014 Crossword Puzzle ACROSS 1 Meddle, in a way 7 Regarding 11 Shakes at rehab 14 Carelessness? 15 Skater Michelle 16 P-like letter 17 No ordinary creation 19 2008 govt. bailout recipient 20 Some Super Bowl highlights 21 Typical leader? 22 Send an IM to 23 More than glance over 24 __ Tonk WomenŽ 25 Golfers concern 28 Get ready on the golf course 30 Pelican relative 31 Like the action in High NoonŽ 34 NFLs Jim Brown et al. 35 Colonial environment? 38 __ patch 39 Walls are an important part of it 41 Drop-down item 42 Cartoon mouse 43 Instrument for Jimmy Dorsey 46 The Hot ZoneŽ subject 48 90s sitcom neighborhood 50 Gossamer 51 Like some livestock 52 __ AmŽ: 2007 Alicia Keys album 55 For shame!Ž 56 Pub purchases, and a hint to this puzzles circled letters 58 Pickax picking 59 Yemeni seaport 60 Touts tidbit 61 OpposedŽ 62 Kid 63 Entry for Ripley DOWN 1 Hindu god of desire 2 Air, for one 3 Largemouth __ 4 Long-haired cousin 5 Debussy work, across the English Channel 6 Allergy medication brand 7 Director Kurosawa 8 Southern brew 9 __ salad 10 Story of My LifeŽ band __ Direction 11 Refuse transports 12 Aptly named Final Jeopardy! theme song 13 Never eat __ wafflesŽŽ compass point mnemonic 18 Execs extra 22 Show some lip? 23 TV pledge drive holder 24 Navigation location 25 Back to the FutureŽ bully 26 Group whose second letter is often written backwards 27 Record player 29 Exaggerated feature in Obamacaricatures 31 60s atty. general 32 Suvari of American PieŽ 33 __ de vie: French brandies 35 Spelling word? 36 Neither partner 37 Places for action figures 40 Serpentine 41 Eat __ chikinŽ: Chick-fil-A slogan 43 Put __ on it!Ž 44 Cry from a nest? 45 Steering system component 46 Entertainer John, whose middle name is Hercules 47 Iraqi seaport 49 It happens 51 Tarry 52 Lock opening? 53 Satiric bit 54 Traveling game 56 Coll. focus 57 __ be an honorŽ By Sam Ezersky (c)2014 Tribune Content Agency, LLC 05/23/14 05/23/14 ANSWER TO PREVIOUS PUZZLE: Edited by Rich Norris and Joyce Nichols Lewis xwordeditor@aol.com Notice is hereby given, pursuant to Final Judgment of Foreclosure for Plaintiff entered in this cause, in the Circuit Court of OKEECHOBEE County, Florida, the Clerk of the Court will sell the property situated in OKEECHOBEE County, Florida described as: PARCEL 9, SUNCREEK RANCH, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 7, PAGE 15, PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. and commonly known as: 13614 Southeast 56th Circle, Okeechobee, Florida 34974, at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash, in the Jury Assembly Room, 2nd Floor, Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 312 NW 3d St., Okeechobee, FL 34972, on August 20, 2014, at 11:00 A.M. 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 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. Dated this July 1, 2014. SHARON ROBERTSON Clerk of the Circuit Court BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Cler k 466280 ON 7/23,30/2014 VS. CATHERINE D. BROOKS A/K/A CATHY D. BROOKS A/K/A CATHERINE D. HAWK, et. al., Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order of Final Judgment entered in Case No. 47-2013CA-000513 in the Circuit Court of the NINETEENTH Judicial Circuit in and for OKEECHOBEE County, Florida, wherein, U.S. BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS SUCCESSOR TRUSTEE TO BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., AS SUCCESSOR TO LASALLE BANK, N.A., AS TRUSTEE FOR THE MERRILL LYNCH FIRST FRANKLIN MORTGAGE LOAN TRUST, MORTGAGE LOAN ASSET-BACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2007-4, Plaintiff, and, CATHERINE D. BROOKS A/K/A CATHY D. BROOKS A/K/A CATHERINE D. HAWK, et. al., are Defendants. The Clerk of Court will sell to the highest bidder for cash in the Jury Assembly Room, second oor, Okeechobee County Judicial Center, located at 312 North West 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida at the hour of 11:00AM, on the 20th day of August, 2014 the following described property: LOT 70, OKEECHOBEE ESTATES, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 20, PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must le a claim within 60 days after the sale. DATED this 3rd day of July, 2014. SHARON ROBERTSON CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk IMPORTANTIf you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Corrie Johnson, ADA Coordinator, 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days: if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. 466300 ON 7/23,30/2014 Sign guestbooks at http://www.legacy.com

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Let us know by emailing feedback@newszap.com or calling your editor.Community Service Through Journalism 15 Okeechobee News July 23, 2014 By Brad BuckUFGAINESVILLE „ Parents sometimes link the Internet to negative social behavior, but some children use the Web to learn about their communities, a new University of Florida study shows. While most research on young peoples media use focuses on negative effects, UF Professor Rosemary Barnett sees it as a good thing. Two key factors to consider are the nature of the content and how it is used,Ž said Mr. Barnett, who teaches in the Department of Family, Youth and Community Sciences, part of UFs Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences. The ability to tap into a phenomenal amount of information so easily and quickly on a variety of topics has allowed the Internet to enhance education for children.Ž After a 12-year-old Lakeland girl who endured cyber-bullying committed suicide in September 2013, the American Academy of Pediatrics changed its media exposure policy. The group now recommends children use media for entertainment no more than two hours each night. They make an exception for online homework. While the UF/IFAS study gave clues to childrens general Internet use, it focused on how students use the Internet to learn about their communities. In the study, 133 children with an average age of 13 went to after-school programs at community centers in Volusia and Seminole counties. The children, all of whom quali“ ed for free or reduced-price lunches, did not have computers at home and had never used the Internet outside of school. Children used the Internet for about 30 minutes to an hour each day, Mr. Barnett said. They were taught to search for certain topics and shown approved web pages. The study, published in the current issue of the Journal of Youth Development, showed children knew more about their community, based on their use of the Internet and other media at the community centers. Researchers surveyed students at the end of each of the studys three years. Students answered questions about community connectedness.Ž They answered the questions on a 1 to 5 scale, with 1 meaning you strongly disagree and 5 meaning you strongly agree. Childrens responses to the community connectedness questions increased from an average 2.95 after the “ rst year to 3.42 after the third, a statistically signi“ cant increase, said Caroline Payne-Purvis, state coordinator for UFs Children, Youth and Families at Risk program. Researchers also measured community knowledge on the same scale, asking the students their sources of information. Children said they learned community issues from several media sources, but their Internet-use score rose from 3.52 to 4.04. Of particular interest to Barnett was the fact that kids read newspapers and magazines more … their score on that question going up from 2.78 after the “ rst year to 3.46 after the third. These “ ndings encourage Mr. Barnett. By increasing at-risk childrens exposure to various community-based websites, Facebook pages and other social media, she said, they learn to use the Internet in a positive way. Besides Mr. Barnett and Ms. Payne-Purvis, the research team included Gerald Culen, an associate professor in family, youth and community sciences at UF and Jeffrey Neely, a former UF graduate student and now assistant professor of journalism at the University of Tampa. Kids knowledge from internet leaves researcher hopeful The Okeechobee County Civil Air Patrol is in need of volunteers and cadets. Cadet membership is for ages 12-18 and has many opportunities for scholarships, training events, camping, even ” ying. The Civil Air Patrol will help pay for cadets to get their private pilots license, attend camps, and even college. There are countless opportunities in the cadet program. Senior membership is for anyone above 18, seniors can serve their community by preforming search and rescue, disaster relief, and homeland security missions. Senior membership is a great way to earn community service, serve your community state and nation, and have some fun doing it. For information on the countless opportunities available in the Civil Air Patrol, contact Lieutenant Angel Garcia at 863532-1901 or Facebook.com/453rd squadron. Civil Air Patrol is a 501(c) 3 non-pro“ t organization. Civil Air Patrol seeks cadets and adult volunteers

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