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Wednesday, August 6, 2014 50¢ plus ta x Vol. 105 No. 94 14.07 feetLast Year: 15.91 feet Lake Levels See page 4 for information about how to contact this newspaper. Churches plan special events ... Page 7 Baby dies from car crash injuries... Page 3 Looking back at local history ... Page 5 Anglers help FWC collect data on sh, and win rewards...Page 9 By Eric KoppOkeechobee News New York Yankee-great Yogi Berra had it right when he so famously said, Its dj vu all over again.Ž When the lawyers and 14 jurors gathered Tuesday, Aug. 5, in Courtroom A of the Okeechobee County Judicial Complex for the trial of accused murderer Matthew Morris they were soon sent home. Morris, 41, is charged with the Nov. 15, 2007, killing of John Melvin Hall in his U.S. 441 S.E. home. The case has yet to go before a jury. Morris is charged with “ rst-degree murder, burglary of a dwelling with an assault or battery while armed, robbery with a deadly weapon (two counts) and grand theft-motor vehicle. The Alum Creek, W. Va., native was indicted by an Okeechobee County grand jury on Oct. 13, 2009. He has had at least two other attorneys who, for whatever reason, have been discharged from their stand-by attorney status. They were stand-by atMurder trial delayed again S ource: South Florida Water M anagement District. Depth given in feet above sea level Clrng Or Cti! By Charles M. MurphyOkeechobee News The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has determined they wont use the Edna Pearce Lockett Estate as a museum or welcome center for the proposed Northern Everglades Headwaters Wildlife refuge. South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) spokesperson Randy Smith con“ rmed that the cost of repairs and upkeep were more than they were willing to invest in the property. In the interim the property is being considered for surplus by the district and they are still working on options to keep the property in public hands. They began maintaining the property in 1993 but admit it is not their specialty and keeping it up as an historic site can be expensive. The Highlands County Board of County Commission was an option but they turned down a lease on the nearly 423-acre site along the Kissimmee River several years ago. Mr. Smith said the district does not have the funding or the expertise for historic buildings. He said staff has no recommendation for the governing board and in the interim will be working on all options, including the federal government. We really hope that another agency will take it over as it is a nice facility that would be an asset to the public as an historic site. Our preference is to keep it in the publics hands,Ž he added. Lockett estates future uncertain By Charles M. MurphyOkeechobee News OHS rodeo alumnus Nat Stratton has taken his game to the next level as he reached the college rodeo “ nals this year in Casper Wyoming as a member of the Panhandle State University rodeo team from Oklahoma. Stratton “ nished his sophomore year strong and is among the top bronc riders in college. Two of his teammates were able to win national championships at the rodeo “ nals. It is a totally different level of competition. It is just awesome. The rodeo “ nals was the coolest thing Ive ever been to. It was great to compete against the best guys and the best stock,Ž he said. Stratton starred on the Okeechobee High School rodeo team and thanked all of his supporters in Okeechobee, the high school rodeo team, and his parents Rodney and Becky Stratton for his success. Nat studies Agriculture Business in college with a minor in animal science. He intends to seek a career in the Professional Rodeo Association after graduation. He has been busy competing in bronc riding across the country this summer. He has competed and won prize money at rodeos in Wyoming, Colorado, Oklahom a and Utah since the national “ nals. He said he feels he can compete with the best in the world in bronc riding. Im right there with them,Ž he said. I had some hard luck at the “ nals and didnt draw the best horses but I did the best I could. I made do with what I have but it was not enough to end up winning.Ž His college coach Craig Latham praised Nat for his contributions to the rodeo team. He met Nat at the National High School “ nals in Nat Stratton reaches college rodeo “ nals Nat Stratton Matthew Morris See MORRIS „ Page 2 See LOCKETT „ Page 2 See STRATTON „ Page 2

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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 Always on Top of the JobŽRe-Roofing Specialists€ Metal & Shingle Roofs € Flats & Leaks Repair FREE ESTIMATES863-357-3838State Lic.#CCC1327338 2 Okeechobee News August 6, 2014 Today: Partly cloudy with scattered storms. Highs around 93F. Heat index around 112F. West wind 2 to 7 MPH. Chance of precipitation near 40%. Tonight: Partly cloudy with scattered storms. Lows around 73F. West southwest wind 0 to 5 MPH. Chance of precipitation near 40%. New precipitation amounts up to one quarter inch possible.Extended ForecastThursday : Partly cloudy with scattered storms. Highs around 93F. Heat index around 115F. Light wind. Chance of precipitation near 35%. Night : Partly cloudy with scattered storms. Lows around 75F. Southeast wind to 5 MPH. Chance of precipitation 35%. Friday : Partly cloudy with isolated storms. Highs around 93F. Heat index around 121F. Light wind. Chance of precipitation near 40%. Night : Partly cloudy with scattered storms. Lows around 75F. Okeechobee Forecast Wyoming when Stratton was a senior. He said Nat had a strong interest in rodeo and hes glad he chose to come to Panhandle State. He has done really well and made the top six in the college “ nals, hes a good kid and were happy to have him on the team,Ž said Latham. Latham said he wouldnt be surprised if Stratton became a very successful professional bronc rider on the PRCA circuit. The school competes against some of the biggest colleges in the country like Kansas State, Oklahoma State and several smaller universities. The school has about 1,200 students and is located in the town of Goodwell, Okla. Stratton said living in Oklahoma took some getting used to, with all the tornadoes and rough weather. He said he enjoys touring up and down the roads of Oklahoma. It can be a little nerve racking. This is my “ rst summer in Oklahoma and the weather does change a bunch, but Ive been really blessed. Ive won enough to keep going and Im still drawing good and doing well on the circuit this summer,Ž he said, Stratton started as a bull rider but his parents convinced him to try something safer, so he tried roping, didnt take to it, and then hit on bronc riding. He said after one ride on a bronc he was hooked and that is all hes ever wanted to do since that moment. He said he keeps healthy by riding good rides and relying on the grace of the good Lord above. Stratton and some teammates went to Florida this spring and won rodeos in Lake City and Fort Myers. He also competed in the Okeechobee Spring Rodeo. We went “ shing and to the beach and rodeoed our way down there and all the wa y back. It was awesome to make some mone y and have some fun and hang out with m y folks for a week,Ž he added. Stratton grew up in Okeechobee at the Blue“ eld Ranch off State Road 70. He fondl y remembers hunting, and “ shing and being on the Okeechobee High School Rodeo Team. If it werent for that place I wouldnt be here,Ž he said. I want to thank everybod y there who supported me and helped me get through everything. I want to thank them for helping me to live my dreams,Ž he added. STRATTONContinued From Page 1v Mr. Smith said while no deal is on the horizon, that doesnt mean a good opportunity w ont come along to save the facility. Right now we dont have a deal in place but we will continue to work on it and we have no real time line,Ž he said. If the property is surplused it could conceivably be bought at a public auction by the highest bidder. LOCKETTContinued From Page 1 torneys because Morris has elected to represent himself at trial. And just like in January of this year, Morris complained Tuesday to Circuit Court Judge Gary Sweet he could not mount an effective defense because he was having problems accessing documents and evidence he needed. So, for that reason, he wanted his current stand-by attorney to take over his case. At that point Fort Pierce defense attorney Michael C. Heisey asked the judge for a mistrial and continuance because he hasnt had enough time to prepare a defense because hes only been on the case for the past three months. Theres no possible way, stepping in right now, I could effectively represent him,Ž said Mr. Heisey. He went on to explain that if he was forced to try and defend Morris right now, he would also be opening himself up to a malpractice lawsuit. But, argued Assistant State Attorney Ashley Albright, Mr. Heiseys problems were created by his client. He (Mr. Heisey) was appointed for the sole purpose of stepping in and taking over,Ž argued the prosecutor. Any lack of preparation is 100 percent created by Mr. Morris. Any lack of preparation is solely due to the defendant not sharing his strategy. This could go on forever,Ž he added. He went on to tell Judge Sweet the state was opposed to a continuance or mistrial. We “ nd ourselves here due to some manipulation by Mr. Morris,Ž pointed out Judge Sweet. The judge continued by agreeing that it would be extremely dif“ cult for Mr. HeiseyŽ to step in and take over Morris case so he granted the mistrial and continuance. He then ordered everyone to be back in his courtroom on Thursday, Aug. 28, to once again set a trial date. This time, he vowed, the earth will have to moveŽ before Morris will get another continuance. Morris is accused of entering Mr. Halls home at 13800 U.S. 441 S.E. around 2:42 a.m. and killing him while he slept in his bed with his wife at his side. Mr. Hall was 42 at the time. There were reportedly two other famil y members in the home at the time, but no one else was injured. According to detectives heading up the 2007 investigation there were signs of forced entry into the 1,800-square-foot home. Okeechobee County Sheriffs Of“ ce investigators have not released what type o f gun was allegedly used by Morris or what items were taken from the home. When Morris was indicted by the Okeechobee grand jury he was in a federal penitentiary. According to the Bureau of Prisons, Morris has an extensive federal conviction record that includes bank robbery, possession of cocaine with intent to distribute and possession of a “ rearm by a convicted felon. MORRISContinued From Page 1 Okeechobee Retired Educators to meet Aug. 11The Okeechobee Retired Educators will meet Monday, Aug. 11, at 11 a.m. in the meeting room of Beef OBradys. This will be the “ rst meeting after the summer break. Any retired school employees are invited to join us to “ nd out about OREA and the state organization, Florida Retired Educators. We have several projects that we work on each year: Hooked on Books, where we provide books for the public school media centers; underwear and shoes provided to kids in need at the elementary schools; reading in the schools; raising money for high school scholarships through our ornament sales; and, providing money for the End the Hunger Project.Okeechobee Political Forum planned for Aug. 13An Okeechobee Political Forum will be held Wednesday, Aug. 13, in the Osceola Middle School Gymnasium, 825 S.W. 28th St., from 5:45 until 9 p.m. Candidates from the following races are invited: U.S. Representative … District 17, Commissioner of Agriculture, Circuit Judge … Circuit 19, City Council, School Board … District 1, County Commission … Districts 2 & 4. Concessions will be available bene“ tting local students. For candidate information see the Sunday, Aug. 10 edition of the Okeechobee News .Big Lake Missions Outreach hosts school supply driveBig Lake Missions Outreach is currently sponsoring their annual school supplies drive for needy families. Last year they helped many children with their list, but this year the need is even greater. They will accept donations up until Aug. 15 Most all school supplies are needed such as 3-ring-notebooks, pencil pouches, colored pencils, marker hi-liters, backpacks, etc. (No trapper keepers.) 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 863-763-5725 or 863-610-1815 for information or drop-off locations.

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Funding will support efforts to strengthen the downtown commercial districtOn Friday, July 25, Regions Bank (NYSE:RF) announced a $2,500 contribution that will reinforce Okeechobee Main Streets economic development initiatives. The donation will support Okeechobee Main Streets programs that provide technical assistance to small businesses and promote commerce in the Downtown and North Central Business Districts. Okeechobee Main Street is a locally-driven program that bene“ ts both the quality of life and the business climate here,Ž said Steve Nivet, South Florida Area President for Regions Bank. Regions Bank has long been a part of this community, and we believe it is our responsibility to help our communities thrive. We have seen “ rst-hand the hard w ork and dedication of the staff and supporters of Okeechobee Main Street, and we are honored to help them further their mission of supporting local businesses and promoting commerce.Ž Okeechobee Main Street is a nonpro“ t organization with roots dating back to 1980 when the National Trust for Historic Preservation formed the Main Street program. Okeechobee Main Street utilizes partnerships and local resources in order to develop long-term economic growth and pride in the traditional area of downtown Okeechobee. Sharie Turgeon, executive director of Okeechobee Main Street, said the organizations local focus helps it develop customized plans to support existing companies, entrepreneurship and Okeechobees overall economy. Building community awareness of Main Streets place in the downtown area is vital to the continued development of an economically-strong Okeechobee,Ž Turgeon said. We appreciate Regions for its support of our mission and for continuing to invest in your community.Ž The donation was announced at an event bringing together Okeechobee Main Street board members and Regions associates at the Okeechobee Main Street of“ ces. A portion of the donation will be used to purchase new street banners that welcome visitors, residents and shoppers to Okeechobee. Regions is committed to promoting small business development by supporting organizations like Okeechobee Main Street and b y offering banking solutions for any size business, big or small. Regions Bank awards Okeechobee Main Street $2,500 By Eric KoppOkeechobee News A 5-month-old baby has died as an apparent result of injuries received when the v ehicle in which he was a passenger was involved in an accident at a downtown intersection. Detective Bill Saum, of the Okeechobee City Police Department (OCPD), said the baby was with his mother, Mandy Frazier, w hen the accident occurred at 2:57 p.m. W ednesday, July 30, at the intersection of U.S. 441 and S.R. 70. According to the detective Ms. Frazier, 25, was operating a 1997 Ford pickup when she made a left turn on a green light at the intersection. She allegedly turned in front of a 2001 Ford van being driven by Ashley W alker, 30, of Okeechobee. The OCPD investigator explained that Ms. Frazier was northbound on U.S. 441 South and was in the left-hand turn lane. She apparently saw the southbound van coming her way but thought she had time to make the left turn at the intersection, added Detective Saum. Both vehicles had a green light, pointed out the detective. The left front of the van reportedly struck the right side of the pickup. Detective Saum said the baby was taken to Raulerson Hospital by Okeechobee County Fire/Rescue emergency personnel. The baby was later transported to St. Marys Hospital in West Palm Beach where he died at 7:20 a.m. Friday, Aug. 1, added the detective. With Ms. Frazier were her two other young children. Those children sustained minor injuries, said the detective. Ms. Walker and a passenger with her were not seriously injured, the detective added. The pickup truck reportedly sustained an estimated $10,000 in damages, while damages to the van were estimated to be $12,000. Both vehicles, offered Detective Saum, have been towed to dry storage where they are both being treated as evidence. The crash is still under investigation by OCPD Traf“ c Homicide Investigator Sergeant Justin Bernst. Baby dies as result of car crash 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. Do-it-yourself publishing at Newszap.com Wedding, engagement, birth, graduation, birthday and anniversary announcements in print and online! Publish your community news item or press release. Get 100 words and one photo for only $25Visit www.newszap.com, click on your community, and then on the link for Publish Your News 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 A ugust 6, 2014 Special to the Okeechobee NewsRegions Bank (NYSE:RF) contributed $2,500 for Okeechobee Main Streets economic development initiatives. Left to right are Dowling Watford, Mark Bragel, Ramon Rodriguez, Devin Maxwell, Bridgette Waldau, Mike OConner, Maurisa Tremain, Sharie Turgeon, Kaylee Davis, Frank DeCarlo, Maureen Burroughs, Gary Scherrer, Luis Adarve, Nick Mirabal, John Gurney and Terry Burroughs.

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Y ou might be from Okeechobee...€ If you still refer to the shopping center w ith Publix and Tractor Supply as the old W al-MartŽ plaza „ even though Wal-Mart moved more than 15 years ago ... you might b e from Okeechobee. € If you have ever gotten into an argument about the spelling of Pogy Bill Collins name ... you might be from Okeechobee. € If youve ever needed snorkel gear to inspect your pastures ... you might be from Okeechobee. € When it is raining in your front yard and y ou go check your back yard to see if it is raining there too „ and sometimes it isnt „ you might be from Okeechobee. € If you see your friend bucked off a horse, and you hold up signs to indicate how many points for bucking and how many for style ... y ou might be from Okeechobee. € If you think the best parking spot is t he one in the shade „ no matter how far it is from the building „ you might be from Okeechobee. € If youve actually tried using dryer s heets to ward off mosquitoes „ because y ou will try just about anything to ward off t he bloodsuckers „ you might be from Okeechobee. € If you know when the seasons change up north by the amount of traf“ c on the local roads ... you might be from Okeechobee.County lawsuit€ Okeechobee Countys tax rate is already at the maximum allowed by state law. T his lawsuit will just cost the county more money. Good luck with that.Fired of“ cer sues city PD€ Dont you know when you sue a municipality in which you live, it only raises your taxes and my taxes. Easier to get another job and move on.Lake Okeechobee€ On Channel 25 over the weekend there was a story about a protest on the east coast and they were complaining about releases of pesticide ladenŽ water from Lake Okeechobee. First, there have been no releases of lake water to the east this year at Port Myacca. The only releases were on the west, to the Caloosahatchee River, and most of those releases were to bene“ t that river and prevent salt water intrusion. The water the east coast estuaries are having a problem with is from runoff in their own basin. Second, there have never been any reports of pesticides in the lake water. The problem has been excess nutrients. Where do these TV people get their facts? They slander our lake and dont care about the truth.Reserves€ From what I watched off and on during the budget hearings, it was interesting that many departments were carrying their own reservesŽ adding in some extra money to each years budget in case of emergency. The sheriff had about one million extra in his budget every year until recently. He even bragged about giving backŽ a million each year. If all of the departments are building in extraŽ we will never have a true accounting of the actual costs. € It seemed clear during the budget workshops that at least Commissioner Irby was attempting to change this long-standing practice in favor of having these funds held centrally with more availability to the BOCC to use as needed. He even used the word “ duciaryŽ which is a personal favorite. Was anyone else watching? € I say put it all into the general fund reserve. If a department needs more than they have an approved budget for then they should request those additional funds from the board as needed. € Join the Chamber of Commerce of Okeechobee County on Aug. 12 from 7 to 9 a.m. at Brown Cow Sweetery for our Power Networking Breakfast € We are now accepting donations for the Stuff the Bus for School SuppliesŽ project. € On Aug. 9, Applebees will host a ” apjack pancake breakfast from 8-10 a.m. for the Stuff the Bus for School SuppliesŽ project. We will have a live radio broadcast, as well as a school bus to “ ll with SCHOOL SUPPLIES! Contact Antoinette at 863-4676246 or 561-718-0536 for more information. € The Chamber Ambassador Program consists of enthusiastic volunteers from the chamber membership who donate their time to help build member commitment and raise community awareness of chamber activities and bene“ ts. In doing so, the Ambassadors grow professionally and personally by building business relationships within the community. The program is ideal if you have a desire to: … Become more active in the local business environment; … Raise awareness of your business or organization; and, … Give back to your community. Each year, the program accepts up to 10 individuals to serve as Ambassadors for th e following calendar year. If you are accepted into the program, you will receive training on the skills and responsibilities necessar y to succeed in the program. Getting involved with the Ambassador Program is one of th e “ rst steps you can take to become more involved with the chamber. Contact: Mariah Parriott, Administration at 863-467-6246; info@okeechobeebusiness.com. August 6, 2014 4 Okeechobee News OPINION Public Forum/Speak Out Chamber of Commerce News 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! Special to the Okeechobee NewsChobee Play opensChobee Play, 1465 U.S. 441 S.E., celebrated their grand opening on July 30. Left to right are: (front row) Chamber of Commerce of Okeechobee County executive director Antoinette Rodriguez, Chobee Play owners Tom Levins and Lynn Levins, Chobee Play chief operation of“ cer Leslie Maynor, Chobee Play director of operations Ben Levins, Okeechobee Mainstreet promotions director Mark Bragel, Brown Cow Sweetery owner Paulette Bragel, Chamber of Commerce business assistance chair John Gurney, (middle row) Chobee Play risk manager Bryan Levins, Trish Grygo, Chobee Play supporters Dorinda and Chester Lambdin, Chobee Play staff Hunter Hair, Justin Maynor, Maritza Hernandez, Jose“ na Hernandez; (back row) Patti Berglund, Chobee Play staff Nicholas Flood, Brandon Griesemer, Russell Bourgault, Tiffany Patterson and Samantha MaGee.

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5 Okeechobee News A ugust 6, 2014 Historical Retrospective: In celebration of Okeechobee City and the Okeechobee News turning 100 in 2015, every Wednesday from now until July 2015, we will be featuring stories reprinted from a historical Okeechobee News edition. A 10Ž by 1Ž full color sponsor ad will be featured at the bottom of the page. We invite our advertisers to be a part of this special celebration. Please contact our sales staff today at 863.763.3134 or email okeeadsales@newszap.com Okeechobee News: Celebrating our Centennial! Okeechobee News: Celebrating our Centennial! By Fran Kerce Sheriff John Collier is requesting a 28.62 percent increase in his law enforcement budget for 1981-82 including a 9 percent salary raise and pay for three new deputies and a corrections of cer. His proposed budget, to be discussed by county commissioners in a workshop beginning July 6, is $1,284,900. The 1980-81 budget was just under $1 million at $998,925. Collier wants $285,975 more than former Sheriff Clayton Williams received after giving up an appeal to Gov. Bob Grahman for almost $110,000 more. Collier was unavailable Monday and Tuesday for comments on the budget. Chief Deputy O.L. Raulerson said, “As the county grows, our budget will grow.” This is the second time in the county’s history that the p roposed sheriff’s budget has surpassed $1 million. Williams asked for $1,092,000 during his four-year term but was refused. The largest increase re ected in Collier’s budget is for deputies’ and assistants’ salaries, from $560,609 in actual costs this year to a request for $720,000 for 1981-82. “Cost of living raises and additional employees account for the increase,” said Collier in a memo to county commissioners. “I feel a 9 percent pay increase is justi ed with the in ation increases during the past year exceeding 9 percent.” The sheriff said that even with his uniform division working a required 50-hour week, many times the department only has three men working on one shift. To correct this situation, Collier is asking for three more deputies. He also needs one additional female jailer to comply with the Division of Corrections rules and regulations. Raulerson said the jail has only one female jailer who is certi ed, Sherell Parker, and two more must attend school. The additional female corrections of cer will help to meet the 24-hour-a-day, seven-day-a-week requirement for coverage of female and juvenile inmates. Raulerson said a female jailer must be accompanied by a male jailer to go into male quarters and a male jailer mus t be accompanied by a female jailer when he enters the female section. The salary request also includes three dispatcher positions, one of which is presently a CETA employee, and a clerical position, left open due to lack of nances when Collier too k of ce in January. Collier is asking for a $63,272 increase in this year’s auto allowance to trade in 12 cars. Former Sheriff Williams’ appeal to the governor included an $84,000 request to replace eigh t patrol cars. After losing the Oct. 7 runoff election to Collier, Williams cancelled his second appeal and the cars never materialized. From the pages of the Okeechobee News, July 1, 1981Sheriff Collier seeking 28 percent budget hike Since Florida does not experience the changing of the seasons as in other areas of the country, and we all exist in perpetual air conditioning, it might be dif cult at times to recognize when summer is here. For those of us who may be having problems in recognizing if summer has truly arrived, here are a few tips and clues that may help you decided. You know it’s summer when --the atmosphere in the home becomes p ermeated with the smell of damp bathing suits and beach towels. -the carpeting becomes buried under three inches of beach sand. -nothing in the bathroom can be grasped as it is all covered in a quarter inch of suntan oil. It’s certainly summer where --mountains of laundry suddenly appear as college students arrive home at the end of the term. -the monthly electric bill jumps from two to three digits before the decimal point. -the light in the refrigerator blinks off and on so often you are certain it is sending out a Morse code message, -lemonade, ice tea and soft drinks disapp ear at an alarming rate, not entirely due to evaporation. Summer is an indisputable fact when --the increase in the growth rate of the lawn is in direct proportion to the rate of decrease in your husband’s willingness to push a lawn mower. -the daily jog around the block becomes a walk from one air-conditioned room to another. -you nd your “get up and go” got up and left for a cooler clime. -your children have all the energy in the world for swimming and tennis, but declare it’s too hot to wash windows, car, and dog or to carry out the trash. You can have no doubt summer is on the scene when --your husband hears the call of the wild and wants a camping vacation in some spot known only to the Creator, while you dream of a luxury hotel suite on Miami Beach or at Disney World. -your industrial strength deodorant doesn’t last from the house to the car. -the snow scene melts on your travel poster from the Swiss Alps. If these tips do not help you decide if we are in the midst of summer, then I suggest you call the time and temperature number, and when the mercury shoots out of the phone at you, you can then be certain that summer has descended upon us for another siege. From the pages of the Okeechobee News, July 22, 1981You know it’s summer when ... Special to the Okeechobee NewsLooking back...(Left to right) Theron Croft, Sport Rucks, Margaret Rucks and Ollie Croft caught “ sh in Lake Okeechobee in the early 1960s. Do you have an old photo to share? E-mail it to OkeeNews@newszap.com or bring it by the Okeechobee News of“ ce, 107 S.W. 17th Street (in the plaza next door to the Brahman Movie Theater.)

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Liam Dalt OwerOKEECHOBEE „ Liam Dalt Ower died Friday, Aug. 1, 2014. He was born Feb. 28, 2014 in Tradition to Dalton Ower and Mandy Frazier. He was a happy baby and was always smiling. Liam was preceded in death by his grandfather, Rodney Phelps; and his uncle, Justin King. He is survived by his parents, Dalton Ower and Mandy Frazier; two sisters, Lawrelle and Jersey; and many loving family and friends. Funeral services will be 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 9, 2014 at Buxton & Bass Okeechobee Funeral Home. Interment will follow at Evergreen Cemetery. 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. Lorene Bowers Gopher, 69OKEECHOBEE „ Lorene Bowers Gopher, of Brighton Seminole Reservation, died Aug. 4, 2014 in W eston, Fla. She was born Feb. 13, 1945 in Florida to Andrew Jackson Bowers, Sr. and Annie Pearce. Ms. Bowers was preceded in death by her husband, Willie Gopher, Jr.; son, Steven Jones; sister, Mildred Bowers and niece, Marcella Bowers Green. She is survived by her children, Norman SkeeterŽ Bowers, Charlotte Gopher Burgess (Gregory J ames) and Lewis Gopher (Sarah Keith) all of Brighton; eleven grandchildren, DAnna Osceola, Stev en Jones, Tamara Bowers, Lewis Gopher, Jr., Ruben Burgess, Jr., Ashlee Gopher, Karey Gopher, W innie Gopher, T.L. Gopher, Willo James and Gregory James II; great grandchildren, Spencer Jones, Shane Jones, Tommy Jackson, III and Autumn Jones; three sisters, Elsie Bowers, Martha Jones and Gladys Bratcher; brother, Andrew Bowers, Jr. (Kay); and a host of nieces and nephews. Graveside services will be held 10 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014 at Brighton Seminole Reservation w ith Moses Jumper, Jr. and Joe Osceola of“ ciating. Those wishing to leave a message of condolence may sign the register book at www.OkeechobeeFuneralHome.com All arrangements are entrusted to the direction and care of the Buxton, Bass and Conway families of the Buxton & Bass Okeechobee Funeral Home, 400 North Parrott Avenue, Okeechobee, FL, 34972.Rayburn KentŽ Kenneth Price, 89 OKEECHOBEE „ Rayburn Kenneth KentŽ Price, formerly of Reform, Ala., died July 25, 2014, in Reform. Mr. Price was born Dec. 30, 1924 in Reform, Ala. to the late J ames Booker Price and Pearl Christine Johnson Price. He was a retired Director of Okeechobee Agriculture Extension Of“ ce and a WWII veteran of the United States Army. He was preceded in death by his wife, Sarah Frances McCrary Price; and his son, Harold Edwin Price. Survivors include his daughter, Kenna Price Noonan and her husband, Terry; daughter-in-law, Sharon Price all of Okeechobee, Fla.; grandson, Ben J. Noonan of Orlando, Fla.; and a number of nieces and nephews. Memorial services will be 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 9, 2014 at Oakview Baptist Church, 677 SW 32nd Street, Okeechobee, FL 34974 with Dr. John Garrison of Oakview Baptist Church and Pastor Johnny Jarriel from Victory Baptist Church will of“ ciate. In lieu of ” owers, the family suggests memorials to Florida 4-H Foundation. W illiam S. McManus, 83OKEECHOBEE „ William S. McManus died Aug. 2, 2014 at the Hamrick Home. He was born Feb. 25, 1931 in Pine Hill, N.J. to William S. and Margaret (Mackintosh) McManus. He proudly served our country in the U.S. Naval Reserve. A resident of Okeechobee for 27 years, having relocated from Pine Hill, N.J., he was a lifetime member of the Pine Hill Fire Department. He was also a member of IBEW International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Okeechobee Masonic Lodge 32nd Degree Mason, Consistory Scottish Rite, Order of the Eastern Star and served as Deacon at Westside Christian Church. He loved “ shing and woodworking. Mr. McManus is survived by his wife of 63 years, Ruth McManus of Okeechobee; three sons, Raymond T. McManus (Maria) of Lindenwold, N.J., William S. McManus (Lisa) of Franklinville, N.J. and David A. McManus (Michelle) of Williamstown, N.J.; six grandchildren, Danielle Klaiss (Karl) of Pine Hill, N.J., Raymond McManus of Lindenwold, N.J., Stacy Hoban (Brian), Shaina McManus all of Franklinville, N.J., Brenda Martinelli (Jerry) of Barrington, N.J. and Amanda Shannon of Williamstown, N.J.; greatgrandchildren, Ethan Klaiss, Maddie Klaiss both of Pine Hill, Ian Hoban, Mason Hoban both of Franklinville, N.J., Kayla Stevens and Adam Stevens both of Barrington, N.J. No services are planned at this time. Those wishing to leave a message of condolence may sign the register book at www.OkeechobeeFuneralHome.com All arrangements are entrusted to the direction and care of the Buxton, Bass and Conway families of the Buxton & Bass Okeechobee Funeral Home, 400 North Parrott Avenue, Okeechobee, FL, 34972. 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 August 6, 2014 Obituaries should be submitted to the Okeechobee News by emailing obits@ n ewszap.com. Customers may also request photos and links to online guestbooks. A l ink to the obituaries is available at ” orida.newszap.com. Auxiliary serving sandwichesCypress Hut Eagles Auxiliary, 4701 U.S. 441 S.E., will serve sandwich selections Wednesday, Aug. 6 starting at 5:30 p.m. Dinners include desert. For information, call the Cypress Hut Eagles at 863-467-1154.Coalition board meets Aug. 6The Okeechobee Healthy Start Coalition board of directors will meet Wednesday, Aug. 6 at 11 a.m. at their of“ ce located in the White House Plaza, 1132 S. Parrott Ave. The meeting is open to the public. The coalition is part of a statewide network responsible for planning and implementing services for pregnant women and infants. The coalition is made up of citizens interested in promoting healthy families and healthy outcomes for babies in Okeechobee. For information, contact Executive Director Kay Begin at 863462-5877.Diabetic menu ideas offeredJoin 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.Fire“ ghters collect suppliesOkeechobee Fire“ ghters Union Local 2918 will collect back-to-school supplies at Okeechobee Walmart Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 8, 9 and 10 All supplies will be given to My Aunts House for distribution to local foster and needy children. For information, call Matt Vinson 863-697-1205.Candidate meet & greet slatedOn Aug. 7 at 6 p.m., the Okeechobee Federated Republican Women will host an event for the local Republican candidates running for of“ ce. Cocktails and CandidatesŽ will be open for the public to come in the private dining room at Cowboys and meet and speak to participating candidates. Con“ rmed for the event is Cheryl Kirton and Joe Arnold for school board, Bobby Bennett, Bryant Culpepper and Terry Burroughs for county commission. We hope you will take advantage of this free event and come have a drink and “ nger foods on us and get to kno w your candidates in this intimate setting. For details, contact club president, Josie Elliott at 863-634-8474 for further information.VFW hosts Friday bingoVFW North Post 4423, 300 N.W. 34th St., will host bingo Friday, Aug. 8 at 1 p.m. and Saturday, Aug. 9, at 1 p.m. Friday karaoke will be by D&K Entertainment from 7until 10 p.m. The Grill will be open Friday from 5 until 9 p.m. and Saturday from 5 until 7 p.m. Please join us for Loris Sunday dinner from 1 until 3 p.m. featuring chicken cordon bleu. All proceeds will bene“ t our veterans programs. The public is invited.Legion offers Sunday bingoAmerican Legion 64, 501 S.E. Second St., will host Sunday night bingo Aug. 10 at 6:30 p.m. Doors open at 5 p.m. in the bingo area. The kitchen will offer a limited menu. Payoffs determined by player attendance. All proceeds will bene“ t the American Legion veterans programs. The event is open to the public. Community Events Brought to you by:Plumbing & Air ConditioningSince 1975 Lic#CAC1817236

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NA13-289 OKN 080514IMPORTANT GASSafety Information Did you know that natural gas pipelines could be located in your area? Here are safety basics everyone should know. How To Recognize A Leak While natural gas and propane are naturally odorless, a rotten eggŽ odor is added so you can easily detect a leak. How To Contact FPU In An Emergency FPU Emergency Response is available 24/7. If you suspect a gas leak or related emergency, LEAVE THE AREA IMMEDIATELY and call FPU at 800.427.7712 after youve cleared the location. (Or dial 911 if needed.) Visit FPUC.com/SafetySurvey or call 800.427.7712 for more safety info. TAKE OUR GAS SAFETY SURVEY for a chance at $100! Visit FPUC.com/SafetySurvey $ 100 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 A ugust 6, 2014 Buckhead Ridge Baptist Church 1751 Hunter Rd., would like to invite everyone to v isit. Sunday School class is for all ages and meets at 9:45 a.m., and morning service is at 11 a.m. Wednesday services are at 6 p.m. Fountain of Life Church, 1302 S.W. 32nd St., will present The Bait of Satan,Ž by J ohn Bevere, each Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. through Sept. 3. There will be a 30-minute DVD of John Bevere teaching with a brief follow-up emphasis on key points of scripture and how to apply each today. Worksheets 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 inv ite all 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, 677 S.W. 32nd St., 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. For more information, please call 863763-1699. Their website is oakviewbaptist. com. 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 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 863-532-2482. Gathering in Grace and Prayer meets every Wednesday at 7:45 a.m. in the park at the pavilion. All are welcome. 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 fav orites, 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 W ednesdays at 6 p.m. Northside Baptist is located about 6 miles north on 441 at 51 NW 98th St. There are many opportunities at Peace Lutheran Church including the newly founded Peace Outreach, whose goals include getting everyone to discover their gifts and use them for the Glory of God. Another new opportunity is the Peace Garden Club, focusing on church grounds beauti“ cation and growing vegetables in raised garden beds. All are welcome to attend the Peace Garden Club meetings on the last Monday of each month at 7 p.m. Okeechobee Mission Baptist Church will host a discover youth program every Wednesday, from 7 to 8 p.m. For more information call 8637-763-3681. Jesus Holy Ghost Crusade Ministry Soup Kitchen and Thrift Store 1401 N.E. Park St., is in need of donations of any type. All donations are tax deductible. Help is needed in putting a roof on the church and painting the building. The thrift store is open Monday-Friday from noon to 4 p.m. and the building fund yard sale will be the “ rst and second Saturday of every month from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. The soup kitchen is under construction. For more information, call 863634-9194. Church of God of Prophecy has an Open Arms Ministry, at 102 N.W. 10th St. The Hurting Womens Ministry meets on the second and fourth Friday of each month at 7 p.m. This is a ministry for women of all ages who are going through or have been through crisis in their lives. For more information, please call 863-254-8304. The First United Methodist Church Library would like to invite everyone to visit their Lending Library, Room 20, at 200 N.W. Second St., in Okeechobee. All are welcome to complete an application, no charge, to take advantage of wholesome reading, viewing and educational material for adults, children and youth. They have “ ction and non“ ction in literature, philosophy, religion and Christian romance, social sciences, geography and history. They also have materials for home schooling, with over 200 DVDs, VCRs, cassettes, national magazines, etc. Hours are Sunday, 9:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Tuesday, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Wednesday, 6…8 p.m. For further information, call Doris Entry at 863-467-1548. Victory Baptist Church 500 S.W. 9th St, would like to invite the public to attend any or all of their services each Sunday. Sunday School is at 10 a.m. for all ages. Morning worship service is at 10:45 a.m. and includes old fashion singing and praising God. The youth band,Ž consists of the piano, violin, mandolin and guitar, as well as, various singing groups. Be blessed with the preaching of Gods Word (KJV) and a church family with a heart of love. Wednesday evening prayer and Bible study is at 7 p.m. For more information, please call: 863-763-0669. Note: An Okeechobee Church Directory is now available at Florida.Newszap. com with addresses and service times for local churches, or go to www.newszap. com/okeechobeechurches. Send additions or corrections for the online directory to okeenews@newszap.com, or “ ll out the form provided on the website. The Okeechobee News welcomes news from area churches for this weekly column. E-mail okeenews@newszap. com. Local churches plan services

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South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) meteorologists reported Aug. 1 that above-average rainfall fell throughout most of the 16 counties in July. Water managers also began the new month monitoring a tropical system. Water levels are rising across the region, and we continue to operate the system with a focus on wet season ” ood control,Ž said J eff Kivett, SFWMD Director of Operations, Engineering and Construction. District engineers adjust the system and monitor water levels closely as tropical systems and aboveaverage rainfall have the potential to quickly change conditions.ŽJuly RainfallFor July, a total of 8.22 inches of rain fell district-wide from Orlando to the Keys, representing 117 percent of average, or 1.19 inches above average. Miami-Dade and Broward counties were the wettest portions of the district, with both receiving more than 150 percent of average rainfall. Eastern Palm Beach, Martin and St. Lucie counties also received more than 120 percent of average rainfall. An exception in the system was the East Caloosahatchee basin, which received 6.51 inches of rain, representing 84 percent of average or 1.25 inches below-average. Lake Okeechobee stood at 13.94 feet NGVD on Friday which was 0.18 feet above its historic average for this time of year. The lake received 6.94 inches of direct rainfall, representing 115 percent of average, or 0.90 inches above average.Wet Season ForecastThe National Weather Services issued the following outlook on Aug. 1: € Latest outlooks by NOAA Climate Prediction Center (CPC) are for equal chances of above, below or near-normal precipitation for the second half of the rainy season. € Past years with similar atmospheric conditions have produced below normal rainfall during the second half of the rainy season. € The CPC outlook for August to October also calls for the likelihood of above normal temperatures.South Florida Wet Season FactsSFWMD maintenance and infrastructure upgrades are critical to the optimal operation of the regional ” ood control system of nearly 2,100 miles of canals and 2,000 miles of levees and berms. During the past “ ve years, the district has invested $276 million in essential maintenance work, including: € Hardening pump stations € Overhauling gated spillways € Replacing project culverts € Dredging canals € Stabilizing canal banks € Enhancing treatment wetlands On average, South Floridas wet season begins around May 20 and ends around Oct. 13, lasting for about 21 weeks. Typically, about two-thirds of annual rains fall during the wet season, or approximately 35 inches out of 52 inches. Since 1932, virtually all wet seasons have produced 2 to 4 feet of rainfall. June is usually South Floridas wettest month. The wet season has three general phases: € Memorial Day weekend through July 4 weekend, which are typically the wettest six weeks of the year. € Early July through mid-August, which are hotter and often drier. € Late August through October, which are characterized by highly variable rainfall mainly due to tropical activity and cold fronts. W et season brings above average rainfall Arcadia101 East Oak Street Arcadia, Fl 34266 (863)494-6088 (800)500-3547Okeechobee907 NW Park Street Okeechobee, Fl 34972 (863)763-2984 (800)226-3570Dundee27995 Hwy 27 Dundee, Fl 33838 (863)439-6655 (800)500-3547 August 1 August 17 TAX FREE WEEKEND AUGUST 1 AUGUST 3 25% OFF all Shirts, Boots, Shoes Caps, Purses, Wallets and Belts 40% OFFMiss Me Jeans 15% to 20% OFF all other Jeans 8 Okeechobee News August 6, 2014 Special to the Okeechobee New/ SFWMDWater levels are rising across the region, and SFWMD continues to operate the system with a focus on wet season ” ood control.

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By Bob WattendorfFWC Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) staff were at the worlds largest tackle trade show when it came to Florida, the Fishing Capital of the World,Ž in July. ICAST attracted 11,000-plus attendees, all of whom were professionals involved w ith recreational “ shing. FWC staff took this opportunity to thank the industry for its contributions. They also highlighted the importance of recreational “ shing in Florida while showcasing programs that bene“ t Florida anglers and resources. Among these are the latest TrophyCatch website and a new I DoŽ campaign. Recreational “ shing provides an $8.9billion bene“ t to the states economy, which supports 79,200 “ shing-related jobs, greater than in any other state. Florida “ shing license fees and federal aid provide critical investments to enhance recreational “ shing and boating. State statutes ensure revenues from fees paid by hunters and sport “ shers may not be diverted to purposes other than the administration of “ sh and wildlife programs by the FWC.Ž This is a guarantee that y our license money will not be diverted to other purposes. In addition to “ shing license fees, a percentage paid on the purchase of “ shing equipment and motorboat fuels, and import duties on boats are placed into a federal trust fund administered by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. States and territories are then allocated their share based on the number of paid “ shing-license holders and the states land and water area. On the freshwater side, these funds allow the Division of Freshwater Fisheries Management to produce more than 3 million sport “ sh per year for stocking public waters, including about 2 million largemouth bass. Biologists evaluate “ sh populations and angler use in fresh waters throughout Florida. When combined with public input and research on the ecology, genetics and life history of Floridas freshwater sport “ shes, this information allows the FWC to focus management activities, such as habitat restoration, stocking and aquatic plant management, to ensure sustainable use. Boating access and safety also bene“ t. Fuel purchases for boats are a major source of Sport Fish Restoration (SFR) funds, so 15 percent of those dollars go to boating programs. These include an average of 30 boating-access projects annually with local government entities. In addition, the FWC maintains more than 240 boat ramps statewide, and provides location and access information on about 1,700 public boat ramps (MyFWC.com/BoatRamps). Through TrophyCatch, the FWC has partnered with the “ shing industry to reduce the need for regulations and to bring extra value to anglers. Rewarding anglers for releasing trophy bass, rather than prohibiting their harvest, accomplishes many of the same goals and has additional bene“ ts. TrophyCatch is a citizen-science, data-collection program that rewards anglers who document and release bass heavier than 8 pounds. By providing valuable rewards, donated by industry partners such as those at ICAST, TrophyCatch acquires hard-to-obtain information about when, where and how trophy bass are caught in Florida. That information helps determine which conservation efforts are most effective. It also encourages live release of trophy bass and keeps the mature females in their native waters. Thanks to Brandt Information Services, a new TrophyCatch website (TrophyCatchFlorida.com) was introduced at ICAST. Every angler who “ shes in Florida should go online and register. Registering makes you eligible for a drawing for a Phoenix bass boat, powered by Mercury Marine and equipped with a Power-Pole shallow-water anchoring system and MotorGuide trolling motor, all donated by the industry to support this conservation effort. While on the site, check out the rules and be sure to have a scale, camera and tape measure with you next time you go “ shing. If you catch, document and release a qualifying bass, you will earn at least $100 in gift cards from Bass Pro Shops, Dicks Sporting Goods and/or Rapala, as well as a shirt from Bass King Clothing, certi“ cate, decal and bragging rights on the Web and with your social media friends. In recognition of the importance of license fees and SFR funds, the Wildlife Foundation of Florida, Florida SportsmanŽ magazine and other valued partners also launched the I DoŽ Florida “ shing license campaign at ICAST (FloridaFishingLicenseCampaign.com). This campaign encourages all anglers, even those who are exempt, to buy a Florida “ shing license to contribute directly to improving “ shing opportunities. Every new paid-license holder, in addition to the cost of the license, helps the FWC attain approximately $8 more from SFR. So you spend $17 but generate $25 to suppor t your sport and conserve our “ sh and thei r habitats. Lets buy a license as an investment in the outdoors we cherish,Ž said Karl Wickstrom, founder and editor in chief of Florida Sportsman.Ž Think of it not as a burden but a bargain.Ž Go to License.MyFWC.com or call 888-FISH FLORIDA (888-347-4356) to order your license and to ensure access to a lifetime of fun, safe and sustainable “ shing opportunities. Instant licenses are available at License. MyFWC.comor by calling 888-FISH-FLORIDA (347-4356). Report violators by calling 888-404-3922, *FWC or #FWC on your cell phone, or texting to Tip@MyFWC.com. Visit MyFWC.com/Fishing and select more news,Ž or scr.bi/Fish-busters for more Fish Busters Bulletins. To subscribe to FWC columns or to receive news releases automatically, click on the red envelope on any page of MyFWC.com. 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 9 Okeechobee News A ugust 6, 2014 The new TrophyCatch website meets I Do Special to the Okeechobee News/ FWCThis is a guarantee that your license money will not be diverted to other purposes. Special to the Okeechobee NewsRotary host guest speakerMarch of Dimes District director of the Treasure Coast, Pam Crowley, attended the Rotary Club of Okeechobees meeting on Tuesday, July 29. She said Rotarian Donna Gaiser is Okeechobee Countys 2015 Chair for the annual March for Babies. The March is scheduled for March 28, 2015, starting in Flagler Park. Pictured, left to right, is Donna Gaiser and Pam Crowley.

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PROTECT YOUR ANIMALS FROM FLEAS, TICKS & MOSQUITOS Walpole Feed & Supply Co. 863-763-6905 Hwy 98 N • Okeechobee Stop by and see us today.Frontline • Advantage • Tri-Force Advantix • Fly Relief • Bronco Repel-X Mosquito Halt • Saber & Many More 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 10 Okeechobee News August 6, 2014 By Eric KoppOkeechobee News The father of two young boys is being held on bond in the county jail after his arrest for allegedly beating his sons excessively w ith a belt. According to an Okeechobee County Sheriffs Of“ ce (OCSO) detectives report the two boys were beaten about their bodies. The oldest boy, 7, was reportedly bruised about his back, right hip, right abdomen and left thigh. His younger brother, age 4, allegedly had bruises on his right hip, left hip, left rib cage and his left thigh. The mans name is being withheld to protect the identity of the children. In his arrest report, Detective Ted Van Deman stated the 31-year-old father of three became so irate he ripped out the air conditioner in the childrens room and threw it onto the front steps of the home. Next, continued the report, he grabbed the childrens TV and threw it down on the front step. Both items were apparently demolished. These two incidents came about after he had already beaten his sons because one of them had poked some holes in a wall in their bedroom with a screwdriver. The boys had apparently been beaten with a belt, added the report. The older of the two boys, who made the holes in the wall, was struck 11 times with the belt, indicated the detectives report. That boy reportedly told the detective his dad also struck his younger brother three times with the belt, although he didnt know why. Detective Van Deman said the mans w ife, and the mother of his children, “ nally calmed him down. But the man became angry at his sons again the next night when he found out one of the children had broken the pull cord for a fan. It was the older of the two boys who broke the cord, said the detective. The detective said the man allegedly removed his belt and began spanking the boys again. The childrens mother again intervened, and she began to argue with her husband. The man allegedly went so far as to throw his wifes clothes on the back porch, into the yard and into a canal. Detective Van Deman said there was also some pushing and shoving between the couple. At one point, continued the detective, the man poured a container of cold water on his wife ... and the 2-year-old girl she was holding.Ž He then cut up her drivers license and bank card, added the report. According to the detectives report the man had not been drinking and had not used narcotics. When she (the wife) told her story, she painted a picture of a man furious and out of control,Ž stated Detective Van Deman. The arrest report points out that OCSO Deputy Max Waldron handled the complaint initially, but when he saw the bruising on the two children ... he feared the punishment had gone too far and asked for the on-call detective to respond.Ž Deputy Waldron, continued the report, ... felt the severity of the bruising was too much for the circumstances and age of the victims.Ž Report: Dad beat sons with belt JACKSONVILLE, Fla. „ The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District has completed the “ rst construction contract for the Indian River Lagoon-South, C-44 Reserv oir and Stormwater Treatment Area (STA) project in Martin County, Fla. Once all contracts are completed, the project will capture local run-off from the C-44 basin, reducing average annual total nutrient loads and improving salinity in the St. Lucie Estuary and the southern portion of the Indian River Lagoon by providing, in total, 60,500 acre-feet of new water storage (50,600 acre-feet in the reservoir and 9,900 acre-feet in the STAs) and 3,600 acres of new w etlands. Completion of this construction contract is an important step forward for the C-44 Reservoir and Stormwater Treatment A rea project,Ž said Col. Alan Dodd, Jacksonv ille District commander. We now have the foundation in place to begin constructing the larger components of the project, which w hen completed, will be extremely bene“ cial to the St. Lucie Estuary, Indian River Lagoon and our Everglades restoration program as a whole.Ž The C-44 project includes the construction of a 3,400-acre reservoir, a pump station w ith a capacity to pump 1,100 cubic feet per second (cfs) of water and 6,300-acres of STAs. Construction on the projects “ rst contract began in 2011 and consisted of constructing the western intake canal, eastern C-133/133A canal, all access roads and staging areas, and the construction of the Citrus Boulevard bridge and culvert. The corps is scheduled to award the construction contract for the reservoir in summer 2015. All project components were originally planned to be built by the corps, but in an effort to construct the project as expeditiously as possible, the local sponsor the South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) is scheduled to award the construction contract for the STAs and a portion of the project discharge canal in October 2014, and award the construction contract for the reservoirs pump station in April 2015. Construction of the C-44 Reservoir and STA is scheduled to be completed in 2020. Upon construction completion, up to two years of operational testing will occur. The Indian River Lagoon is considered the most biologically diverse estuarine system in the continental United States and is home to more than 3,000 species of plants and animals. The C-44 Reservoir and Stormwater Treatment Area is the “ rst component of the multi-billion dollar Indian River Lagoon-South (IRL-S) project, part of the Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan (CERP). 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Important Information: Please read your ad carefully the first day it appears. In case of an inadvertent error, please notify us prior to the deadline listed. We will not be responsible for more than 1 incorrect insertion, or for more than the extent of the ad rendered valueless by such errors. Advertiser assumes responsibility for all statements, names and content of an ad, and assumes responsibility for any claims against the INI USA. All advertising is subject to publisher’s approval. The publisher reserves the right to accept or reject any or all copy, and to insert above the copy the word “advertisement”. All ads accepted are subject to credit approval. All ads must conform to INI USA style and are restricted to their proper classifications. Some classified categories require advance payment. These classifications are denoted with an asterisk *. AuctionsPublic Auction Aug 9, 2014 9:00 am Okeechobee FL (Okeechobee County Cattlemans’ Association Arena) Tractors, Construction Eq, Farm Eq, and MUCH MORE. Consignments Welcome 800-985-5699Terry DeMott Auctioneer FL#AU1833-AB1285 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! Lost 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 Garage/ Yard SalesHospice of Okeechobee Yard Sale August 6th & 7th 8:00 am to Noon Lots of New Items We Buy Estates Antiques, Collectibles, Household, Tools, Jewelry and etc. Call 863-697-8906 Your new home could be in todays paper. Have you looked for it? Lost Garage/ Yard SalesMOVING SALE AUGUST 8TH-9TH, 8:00 TO 3:00, 506 SW 15TH STREET. FURNITURE, ANTIQUES, CHANDELIER, LAMPS,WOMEN’S &CHILDREN CLOTHES, ORIGINAL ARTWORK, FRAMES, BOOKS, LOTS OF BRIC-A-BRAC 863-634-9614 Get a quick response to any item you may be selling with a classified ad. 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 Employment Full Time Seminole Tribe of Florida HVAC Technician Skilled work in the installation, maintenance and repair of heating, ventilation, and air conditioning equipment for the Seminole Tribe of Florida’s Housing Department. Must be able to work independently using hand tools, power tools and various precision measuring and testing instruments. HS Diploma/GED is required. A minimum of ve (5) years of HVAC experience is preferred. Apply today! www.seminoletribe.com SALES MGR./GENERAL SALES MGR The ALAN JAY Automotive Network has an immed. opening for an expd. Auto. Sales Mgr. or General Sales Mgr. at our Chrysler / Dodge / Ram / Jeep dealership in Clewiston. Exc. customer-svc., mgmt. & sales skills needed. A terri“c career opportunity w/ the Heartlands premier automotive dealer group. Salary, commission & many, many bonuses avail.! Bene“ts incl. 401K, free gym membership, avail. medical/dental/vision ins. & much more! Clean driving record a must. Pls. forward resum & cover letter to James.lizotte @alanjay.com. EOE / DFWP. Employment Full Time Staff Accountant Position Requires experience with QuickBooks, Excel and Word. Pay commensurate with experience. Send resume to okeeresume2014 @hotmail.com DRIVERS: $5,000 Sign-On Bonus! Great Pay! Consistent Freight, Great Miles on this Regional Account. Werner Enterprises: 1-855-517-2488 Employment Full Time 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 CLASS A -CDL DRIVER must have DOT medical, drug free & clean driving history. 2.5 yrs. tanker endorsement. Call 863.467-9800. M-F 9:00 to 4:00. Equipment Operators & Laborers J.W. Cheatham, LLC has a local job starting soon and will be taking applications for all positions: Accepting Applications for: •Asphalt Crew • Paver, Screed, Roller, Rake Road Crew • Grader, Loader, Roller Laborers • General Labor and Flaggers Apply in person or call 561-471-4100 ext 239 J.W. Cheatham, LLC 7396 Westport Place West Palm Beach 33413 Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. Drug Free, EEO, E-Verify Earn some extra cash. Sell your used items in the classifieds Employment Full Time Drivers Dump & Service Truck J.W. Cheatham, LLC has a local job starting soon and will be taking applcations for the following driving positions: Dump Truck Driver Requires Class B CDL, Medical Card, Acceptable MVR. Must have experience transporting aggregates and performing paving operations. Equipment Service/Fuel Truck Driver Requires Class B CDL, Hazmat Endorsement, Medical Card, Acceptable MVR. Must have experience fueling and servicing heavy construction equipment. Apply in person or call 561-471-4100 ext 239 J.W. Cheatham, LLC 7396 Westport Place West Palm Beach 33413 Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. Drug Free, EEO, E-Verify Employment Part TimeGIRL FRIDAY for Parrot Farm. Sun. & Mon. Exp. req’d. Background Check 863-824-0015 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 chec k 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 o f these charges in the ads, but occasionally we may not be aware of the charges. Therefore, i f you call a number out o f your area, use caution. Need a few more bucks to purchase something deer? Pick up some extra bucks when you sell your used items in the classifeids. How do you find a job in todays competitive market? In the employment section of the classifieds One mans trash is another mans treasure. 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Employment AgenciesBusy Lawn Service. Seeking Reliable, Self-Motivated Individuals. Valid Florida Drivers License Required. Drug Free Work Place!! Serious Inquiries Only! Contact @ cleancutgrass863@yahoo.co m or fax resume to 863-763-1602. Apartments2/2.5 APT. IN TOWN BEFORE HOSPITAL, 1 MILE FROM MAIN LIGHT. $800.00 A MONTH. CALL STEVE 801-4829 EFFICIENCY 1BR furnished, for 1 person, Includes Utilities & Direct TV w/all movie channels $500 per mo. 1yr lease & sec. dep. Available immediately Call 863-634-8885. Large, Clean APT in town. 2/2, w/d hook up, lawn maint included, $750 + $300 sec. (863) 634-3572. Commercial PropertyOKEE For Rent, 1000 sq. ft. 2020 S. Parrot Ave., Ste. 104. $900mo. Call 863-634-6386. Houses Rent3BD/1BA ON 1 ACRE IN DIXIE RANCH ACRES. 1ST, LAST & SECURITY $850.00 MONTHLY. NO PETS CALL 863-634-2820 CITY LIMITS, 3/1 CBS CENTRAL A/C AND HEAT, CARPORT, NICE CORNER LOT. $800/MO. LAST AND SECURITY CALL 863-634-8942 FOR INFORMATION. OKEE ADORABLE In Town, 2BR, 1BA, W/D Hook up, Lawn Service. Non Smoking. Sm pet okay. $800 mo. 1st, last & $500 sec. (941)504-3954 Okeechobee CHARMING, CLEAN & WELL KEPT 3/2 updated. 12 miles NE of town center, lawn, pest, trash & water included. $675.00 per mo. Call M-F only. NO PETS. 863.467.9800 Earn some extra cash. Sell your used items in the classifieds Houses RentOKEECHOBEE 3BR, 2BA, CBS house, all tile, fenced yard, 1 small pet ok (No Pit Bull’s) $800 mo. + 1st, last & sec. dep. Refs. needed. Call 561-596-1344 Office Space RentCORNER OFFICE 2,500 SQ FT, WATER-SEWERDUMPSTER INCLUDED, 1 MONTH FREE RENT, CALL 634-7994 FOR DETAILS. SMALL OFFICE FRONT FOR RENT, WATERSEWER-ELECTRIC INCLUDED, 1 MONTH FREE RENT. CALL 634-7994 FOR DETAILS. Real EstateWantedWILL PAY CASH FOR 5 OR 10 ACRE TRACTS OF LAND, MUST BE ZONED FOR MOBILE HOME. MUST BE A BARGAIN CALL 863-763-6358 Mobile Home RentFORT DRUM 5 acres, small pond creek, 2BR, 2BA Trailer, $1,600 down 1st, last + deposit. $650 monthly (772) 464-9226 OKEECHOBEEBEAUTIFULLY DECORATED, FULLY FURNISHED 1BD AND 2BD AVAILABLE IN SMALL ADULT, SMALL DOG OK. CALL 239-246-6301 OR 863-517-5111 OKEECHOBEE-NICE CLEAN 1BD/1BA FULLY FURNISHED, SMALL DOG OK, NO CATS, STARTING AT $400/MO. SECURITY REQUIRED 239-246-6301 OR 863-517-5111 Mobile HomeSalePalm Harbor Homes 3 retirement models MUST go... Save over $26K, homes from the low 60’s, this week only. plantcity.palmharbor.com or 800-622-2832 *Se habla espanol How fast can your car go? It can go even faster when you sell it in the classifieds. When you want something sold, advertise in the classifieds. BoatsJOHN BOAT, 16 Ft. w/trailer. Honda 9.9, 4 stroke engine with only 40 hours. Excellent condition. $2350. 561-248-0888 Campers/RVsWanted all Travel Trailers, Motor Homes and Fifth Wheels. Any Condition, Cash paid on the spot Call 941-347-7171 MotorcyclesHONDA GL 1500 1989 Giving Away for $500. Due to the death of previous owner. Please email robinpeter409@gmail.com if interested. Autos WantedCASH FOR CARS No Title Needed, Any Condition. 268junk.com Located in Okeechobee Call (863)268-5865 Parts/RepairsPeragon Aluminum Folding Bed Cover Locking cover ts 2007-2014 Tundra. Cost $699 new, sell for $325. Call Bill (863)634-4194 or (863)467-0169 Love the earth Recycle your used items by selling them in the classifieds. Looking for a place to hang your hat? Look no further than the classifieds. When doing those chores is doing you in, its time to look for a helper in the classifieds. Grab a bargain from your neighbors garage, attic, basement or closet in todays classifieds. Buying a car? Look in the classifieds. Selling a car? Look in the classifieds. The classifieds are the most successful salesperson in town. Its never too late to find the perfect gift. Look for it in the classifieds. Public Notice LEGAL ADVERTISEMENT INDIAN RIVER STATE COLLEGE, in compliance with the Consultants’ Competitive Negotiations Act, FS 287-055, desires ARCHITECTURAL/ENGINEERING SERVICES for the design and construction supervision of the following project: INDIAN RIVER STATE COLLEGE (IRSC) Former FAU Buildings Remodel Located at the IRSC Pruitt Campus (St. Lucie West/Port Saint Lucie) Firms desiring to provide Professional Services for the subject project shall submit One (1) original and Five (5) copies of the following information in the order listed: 1. Letter of Interest 2. General Services Administration (GSA) Form SF330 3. Consultant Questionnaire Form -which can be obtained by calling the IRSC Facilities Planning Of ce at 772-462-7360, or preferably by e-mailing your request to: tlynch@irsc.edu and sdonahue@irsc.edu 4. Three (3) letters of recommendation from owners with whom you have had experience in the past three (3) years 5. Copy of rm’s current Florida Professional Registration License 6. If your rm is a corporation, please provide a copy of your current Florida Corporate Charter Submittal documents will be accepted at the Indian River State College Facilities Planning Of ce, Building “S”, Room #233, 3209 Virginia Avenue, Fort Pierce, FL 34981-5596, no later than 12:00 Noon on September 3, 2014. Submittals received after that time/date will not be considered. Scope of services include, but are not limited to, the design and architectural supervision of the remodel of the former FAU Buildings on IRSC’s Pruitt Campus. The subject facility is located at the IRSC Pruitt Campus, 500 N. W. California Boulevard, Port Saint Lucie, FL 34986. Please direct inquiries to the IRSC Facilities Planning Of ce by calling 772-462-7360, or by e-mailing tlynch@irsc.edu and sdonahue@irsc.edu. Thank you for your interest in our projects. 466618 ON 8/6,13,20/2014 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION CASE NO. 2013-CA-057 OCWEN LOAN SERVICING, LLC, Plaintiff, VS.MICHAEL P. LEPPERT, SR; ROBERTA LEPPERT; MICHAEL P. LEPPERT, JR.; TERESA M. LEPPERT; CITIFINANCIAL AUTO CREDIT, INC. F/K/A AUTO ONE ACCEPTANCE CORPORATION; UNKNOWN TENANT #1; UNKNOWN TENANT #2, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated July 16, 2014, and entered in 2013-CA-057 of the Circuit Court of the NINETEENTH Judicial Circuit in and for Okeechobee County, Florida, wherein OCWEN LOAN SERVICING, LLC is the Plaintiff and MICHAEL P. LEPPERT, SR; ROBERTA LEPPERT; MICHAEL P. LEPPERT, JR.; TERESA M. LEPPERT; CITIFINANCIAL AUTO CREDIT, INC. F/K/A AUTO ONE ACCEPTANCE CORPORATION; UNKNOWN TENANT #1; UNKNOWN TENANT #2 are the Defendant(s). Sharon Robertson as the Clerk of the Circuit Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in the Jury Assembly Room, 2nd Fl., Okeechobee County Judicial Center 312 NW 3rd St., Okeechobee, Florida 34972, at 11:00 AM, on September 03, 2014, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: LOTS 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15 AND 16, BLOCK 31, FIRST ADDITION TO PINEWOOD HEIGHTS, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 2, PAGE 46, 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 17th day of July, 2014. Sharon Robertson As Clerk of the Court BY: Sandra L. Creech As Deputy Clerk IMPORTANTIf you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Corrie Johnson, ADA Coordinator, 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711.Si usted es una persona discapacitada que necesita alguna adaptacion para poder participar de este procedimiento o evento; usted tiene derecho, sin costo alguno a que se le provea cierta ayuda. Favor de comunicarse con Corrie Johnson, Coordinadora de A.D.A., 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, Fl. 34986, (772) 807-4370 por lo menos 7 dias antes de que tenga que comparecer en corte o inmediatamente despues de haber recibido esta noti cacion si es que falta menos de 7 dias para su comparecencia. Si tiene una discapacidad auditiva o de habla, llame al 711. Si ou se yon moun ki kokobe ki bezwen asistans ou aparey pou ou ka patisipe nan prosedu sa-a, ou gen dwa san ou pa bezwen peye anyen pou ou jwen on de ed. Tanpri kontakte Corrie Johnson, Coordinator ADA, 250 NW Country Club Drive, suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 O’mwen 7 jou avan ke ou gen pouou 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. 466447 ON 8/6,13/2014 Public Notice Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA Case No.: 472010CA000086CAXXXX BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP FKA COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP Plaintiff, v. RAYMUNDO MEDRANO; ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANT(S) WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF RAYMUNDO MEDRANO, N/K/A LUCIA MEDRANO Defendant(s). NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order on Plaintiff’s Motion to Cancel and Reschedule Foreclosure Sale dated July 23, 2014, entered in Civil Case No. 472010CA000086CAXXXX of the Circuit Court of the Nineteenth Judicial Circuit in and for Okeechobee County, Florida wherein the Clerk of the Circuit Court will sell to the highest bidder for cash on the 3rd day of September, 2014, at 11:00 a.m. in the Jury Assembly Room, 2nd Floor, Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 34972, in accordance with Chapter 45 Florida Statutes, relative to the following described property as set forth in the Final Judgment, to wit: LOT 4, BLOCK 51, BASSWOOD, INC. UNIT NO. 5, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 51, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must le a claim within 60 days after the sale. AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT. If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Corrie Johnson, ADA Coordinator, 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. Si usted es una persona discapacitada que necesita alguna adaptacion para poder participar de este procedimiento o evento; usted tiene derecho, sin costo alguno a que se le provea cierta ayuda. Favor de comunicarse con Corrie Johnson, Coordinadora de A.D.A., 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, Fl. 34986, (772)807-4370 por lo menos 7 dias antes de que tenga que comparecer en corte o inmediatamente despues de haber recibido esta noti cacion si es que falta menos de 7 dias para su comparecencia. Si tiene una discapacidad auditiva o de habla, llame al 711. Si ou se yon moun ki kokobe ki bezwen asistans ou aparey pou ou ka patisipe nan prosedu sa-a, gen dwa san ou pa bezwen peye anyen pou ou jwen on seri de ed. Tanpri kontakte Corrie Johnson, Co-ordinator ADA, 250 NW Country Club Drive, suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 Omwen 7 jou avan ke ou gen pou-ou paret nan tribunal, ou imediatman ke ou resevwa avis saa ou si le ke ou gen pou-ou ale nan tribunal-la mwens ke 7 jou; Si ou pa ka tande ou pale byen, rele 711. Dated at OKEECHOBEE, Florida this 24th day of July, 2014. SHARON ROBERTSON CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA BY: SANDRA L. CREECH DEPUTY CLERK 466491 ON 8/6,13/2014 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA Case No.: 47-2012-CA-000464 BANK OF AMERICA, N.A. Plaintiff, v. VIANEY CARDENAS; PERFECTO BALTAZAR; YASMIN CARDENAS; SERGIO PENA; ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANT(S) WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order of Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated May 28, 2014, entered in Civil Case No. 47-2012CA-000464 of the Circuit Court of the Nineteenth Judicial Circuit in and for Okeechobee County, Florida, wherein the Clerk of the Circuit Court will sell to the highest bidder for cash on the 3rd day of September, 2014, at 11:00 a.m. in the Jury Assembly Room, 2nd Floor, Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 34972, in accordance with Chapter 45 Florida Statutes, relative to the following described property as set forth in the Final Judgment, to wit: LOT 13, BLOCK 15, A PLAT OF UNIT NUMBER 2 BASSWOOD INCORPORATED, 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 le a claim within 60 days after the sale. AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT. If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Corrie Johnson, ADA Coordinator, 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. Si usted es una persona discapacitada que necesita alguna adaptacion para poder participar de este procedimiento o evento; usted tiene derecho, sin costo alguno a que se le provea cierta ayuda. Favor de comunicarse con Corrie Johnson, Coordinadora de A.D.A., 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, Fl. 34986, (772)807-4370 por lo menos 7 dias antes de que tenga que comparecer en corte o inmediatamente despues de haber recibido esta noti cacion si es que falta menos de 7 dias para su comparecencia. Si tiene una discapacidad auditiva o de habla, llame al 711. Si ou se yon moun ki kokobe ki bezwen asistans ou aparey pou ou ka patisipe nan prosedu sa-a, gen dwa san ou pa bezwen peye anyen pou ou jwen on seri de ed. Tanpri kontakte Corrie Johnson, Co-ordinator ADA, 250 NW Country Club Drive, suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 Omwen 7 jou avan ke ou gen pou-ou paret nan tribunal, ou imediatman ke ou resevwa avis saa ou si le ke ou gen pou-ou ale nan tribunal-la mwens ke 7 jou; Si ou pa ka tande ou pale byen, rele 711. Dated at OKEECHOBEE, Florida this 30th day of May, 2014. SHARON ROBERTSON CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA BY: SANDRA L. CREECH DEPUTY CLERK 465713 ON 08/6,13/2014 Public Notice Public NoticeIN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO. 14-000112 CP IN RE: ESTATE OF: BOYD HENRY JENKINS Deceased NOTICE TO CREDITORS (Summary Administration) TO: ALL PERSONS HAVING CLAIMS OR DEMANDS AGAINST THE ABOVE ESTATE: You are hereby noti ed that an Order of Summary Administration has 12 Okeechobee News August 6, 2014been entered in the Estate of BOYD HENRY JENKINS, deceased, File Number 14-000112 CP, by the Circuit Court for Okeechobee County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 312 N.W. 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 34972; that the decedent’s date of death was March 21, 2013; that the total value of the estate is $14,286.00 plus accrued interest and that the names and addresses of those to whom it has been assigned by such Order are: DOUG PAUL JENKINS 131 Degas Drive, Nokomis, Florida 34275 JAN HENDRICKSON 5936 Lancer Court, Huber Heights, Ohio 43724 NICHOLAS JENKINS, JR., c/o Helen White Attorney In Fact 4586 S. Diamondmill Germantown, Ohio 45424 ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE NOTIFIED THAT: All creditors of the estate of the decedent and persons having claims or demands against the estate of the decedent other than those for whom provision for payment was made in the Order of Summary Administration must le their claims with this Court WITHIN THREE (3) MONTHS AFTE R THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS AND DEMANDS NO T SO FILED WILL BE FOREVE R BARRED. NOT WITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIOD SET FORTH ABOVE, AN Y CLAIM FILED TWO (2) OR MORE YEARS AFTER THE DECEDENT’S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of the rst publication o f this Notice is July 30, 2014. Attorney for Person Giving Notice: JAN A. YELEN Florida Bar No. 323799 YELEN & YELEN, P.A. 1104 Ponce de Leon Boulevard Coral Gables, Florida 33134 Person Giving Notice: DOUG PAUL JENKINS 131 Degas Drive Nokomis, Florida 34275 JAN HENDRICKSON 5936 Lancer Court Huber Heights, Ohio 43724 NICHOLAS JENKINS, JR. c/o Helen White Attorney In Fact 4586 S. Diamondmill Germantown, Ohio 45424 466532 ON 7/30;8/6/2014 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA IN AND FOR COUNTY OKEECHOBEE CASE NO. 47-2013-CA-000298 BANK OF AMERICA N.A., Plaintiff, vs. LUDWELL O’QUINN et al., Defendants. NOTICE OF ACTION To the following Defendant(s): ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST THE ESTATE OF LUDWELL O’QUINN A/K/A LUDWELL ELDRED O’QUINN, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHE R CLAIMANTS YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action for Foreclosure of Mortgage on the following described property: LOT 16 OF THE PLAT OF SUNDANCE TRAILS RANCH, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 7, AT PAGE 69, PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. has been led against you and you are required to serve a copy of you written defenses, if any, to it, on McCalla Raymer, LLC, Nicholas J. Youtz, Attorney for Plaintiff, whose address is 225 East Robinson Street, Suite 660, Orlando, FL 32801 within thirty (30) days after the rst publication of this Notice in the Okeechobee News and le the original with the Clerk of this Court either before service on Plaintiff’s attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demand in the complaint. WITNESS my hand and seal of this Court this 31st day of July, 2014. SHARON ROBERTSON Clerk of the Court BY: Arlene Nealis As Deputy Cler k MCCALLA RAYMER, LLC 225 E. Robinson St. Suite 660 Orlando, FL 32801 Phone: (407) 674-1850Email:MRService@mccallaraymer.com 466620 ON 8/6,13/2014NOTICE There will be a meeting of the Tourist Development Council (TDC) of Okeechobee County on Tuesday, August 12, 2014, at 5:30 p.m. at the Okeechobee County Hwy 98 Civic Center, 1750 Hwy 98 N., Okeechobee, Florida 34972. Any person deciding to appeal any decision made by the TDC with respect to any matter considered at such meeting will need a record of the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, he or she may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. Kathy Scott, Tourism Coordinator Tourist Development Council Okeechobee County 466656 ON 8/6/2014 Time to clean out the attic, basement and/or garage? Advertise your yard sale in the classifieds and make your clean up a breeze! Grab a bargain from your neighbors garage, attic, basement or closet in todays classifieds. Shop here first! The classified ads

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Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 47-2013-CA-000206 WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A., Plaintiff, VS. TIMOTHY MULROONEY A/K/A TIMOTHY J. MULROONEY et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF RESCHEDULED FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order Rescheduling Foreclosure Sale dated June 30, 2014 and entered in Case NO. 47-2013-CA-000206 of the Circuit Court of the NINETEENTH Judicial Circuit in and for OKEECHOBEE County, Florida wherein WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A., is the Plaintiff and TIMOTHY MULROONEY A/K/A TIMOTHY J. MULROONEY; CANDIS MULROONEY A/K/A CANDIS J. MULROONEY A/K/A CANDIS JOANNE COOK; TENANT #1 N/K/A ERIC ROUSEY are the Defendants, The Clerk of the Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in the JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM, 2ND FLOOR, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY JUDICIAL CENTER, 312 N.W. 3RD STREET, OKEECHOBEE, FLORIDA 34972 at 11:00AM, on the 27th day of August, 2014, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: LOT 24, BLOCK 57, BASSWOOD UNIT 5, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 51, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. A/K/A 3426 NW 38TH AVENUE, OKEECHOBEE, FL 34972 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must le a claim within sixty (60) days after the sale. WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of this Court on July 1, 2014. Sharon Robertson Clerk of the Circuit Court BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk Ronald R Wolfe & Associates, P.L. P.O. Box 25018, Tampa, Florida 33622-5018 F13004978 WELLSLPS-SPECFNMA-R-dmaharaj-Team 1F13004978**See Americans with Disabilities Act If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Corrie Johnson, ADA Coordinator, 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711.SPANISH: Si usted es una persona discapacitada que necesita alguna adaptacion para poder participar de este procedimiento o evento; usted tiene derecho, sin costo alguno a que se le provea cierta ayuda. Favor de comunicarse con Corrie Johnson, Coordinadora de A.D.A., 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, Fl. 34986, (772) 807-4370 por lo menos 7 dias antes de que tenga que comparecer en corte o inmediatamente despues de haber recibido esta noti cacion si es que falta menos de 7 dias para su comparecencia. Si tiene una discapacidad auditiva o de habla, llame al 711. KREYOL: Si ou se yon moun ki kokobe ki bezwen asistans ou aparey pou ou ka patisipe nan prosedu sa-a, ou gen dwa san ou pa bezwen peye anyen pou ou jwen on seri de ed. Tanpri kontakte Corrie Johnson, Co-ordinator ADA, 250 NW Country Club Drive, suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 O’mwen 7 jou avan ke ou gen pou-ou paret nan tribunal, ou imediatman ke ou resevwa avis sa-a ou si le ke ou gen pou-ou ale nan tribunal-la mwens ke 7 jou; Si ou pa ka tande ou pale byen, rele 711. 466219 ON 7/30;8/6/2014 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 19TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 472013CA000454CAAXMX JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION Plaintiff, VS. MICHAEL C. MURRAY; et al; Defendants. RE-NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order Rescheduling Foreclosure Sale dated July 14, 2014, and entered in Case No. 472013CA000454CAAXMX, of the Circuit Court of the 19th Judicial Circuit in and for OKEECHOBEE County, Florida, wherein JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION is Plaintiff and MICHAEL C. MURRAY; DAVIENA POTTER-MURRAY; UNKNOWN PERSON(S) IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY; are defendants. I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash IN THE JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM ON THE 2ND FLOOR OF THE OKEECHOBEE COUNTY JUDICIAL CENTER, at 312 N.W. THIRD STREET, OKEECHOBEE in OKEECHOBEE County, FLORIDA 34972, at 11:00 A.M., on the 27th day of August, 2014, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: LOT 11, BLOCK 5, SECTION ONE, OKEECHOBEE HAMMOCK, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, AT PAGE 31, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. A person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must le a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated this 17th day of July, 2014 SHARON ROBERTSON As Clerk of said Court BY: Sandra L. Creech As Deputy Clerk Florida Rules of Judicial Administration Rule 2.540 Notices to Persons With Disabilities If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Corrie Johnson, ADA Coordinator, 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. SPANISH: Si usted es una persona discapacitada que necesita alguna adaptacion para poder participar de este procedimiento o evento; usted tiene derecho, sin costo alguno a que se le provea cierta ayuda. Favor de comunicarse con Corrie Johnson, Coordinadora de A.D.A., 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, Fl. 34986, (772) 807-4370 por lo menos 7 dias antes de que tenga que comparecer en corte o inmediatamente despues de haber recibido esta noti cacion si es que falta menos de 7 dias para su comparecencia. Si tiene una discapacidad auditiva o de habla, llame al 711. KREYOL: Si ou se yon moun ki kokobe ki bezwen asistans ou aparey pou ou ka patisipe nan prosedu sa-a, ou gen dwa san ou pa bezwen peye anyen pou ou jwen on de ed. Tanpri kontakte Corrie Johnson, Coordinator ADA, 250 NW Country Club Drive, suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 O’mwen 7 jou avan ke ou gen pou-ou paret nan tribunal, ou imediatman ke ou resevwa avis sa-a ou si le ke ou gen pou-ou ale nan tribunal-la mwens ke 7 jou; Si ou pa ka tande ou pale byen, rele 711. SHARON ROBERTSON As Clerk of said Court BY: Sandra L. Creech As Deputy Clerk 466445 ON 7/30;8/6/2014 Public Notice Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 47-2014-CA-000106 WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A. AS TRUSTEE FOR BANC OF AMERICA ALTERNATIVE LOAN TRUST 2005-6, Plaintiff, VS. GARY FRAZIER, AS CO-TRUSTEE UNDER THE PROVISIONS OF A TRUST AGREEMENT KNOWN AS THE MARILYN J. FRAZIER REVOCABLE TRUST; KAREN KENNEDY, AS CO-TRUSTEE UNDER THE PROVISIONS OF A TRUST AGREEMENT KNOWN AS THE MARILYN J. FRAZIER REVOCABLE TRUST; MARILYN J. FRAZIER AKA MARILYN FRAZIER; THE UNKNOWN BENEFICIARIES OF THE MARILYN J. FRAZIER REVOCABLE TRUST; BANK OF AMERICA, N.A.; UNKNOWN TENANT #1; UNKNOWN TENANT #2; Defendant(s). NOTICE OF ACTION TO: THE UNKNOWN BENEFICIARIES OF THE MARILYN J. FRAZIER REVOCABLE TRUST Whose residence(s) is/are unknown. YOU ARE HEREBY required to le your answer or written defenses, if any, in the above proceeding with the Clerk of this Court, and to serve a copy thereof upon the plaintiff’s attorney, Law Of ces of Daniel C. Consuegra, 9204 King Palm Drive, Tampa, FL 33619-1328, telephone (813) 915-8660, facsimile (813) 915-0559, within 30 days from rst publicaiton, the nature of this proceeding being a suit for foreclosure of mortgage against the following described property, to wit: LOT 7, LESS THAT PORTION CONVEYED TO THE STATE OF FLORIDA, AS DESCRIBED IN OFFICIAL RECORDS BOOK 96, PAGE 823, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA; AND ALL OF LOTS 8 AND 9, BLOCK 4, SOUTH OKEECHOBEE, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 37, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF ST. LUCIE COUNTY, FLORIDA, AND A COPY OF SAID PLAT BEING RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 1, PAGE 12 AND PLAT BOOK 5, PAGE 7, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA, LESS THE SOUTH 15’ OF LOT 9, BLOCK 4, OF SOUTH OKEECHOBEE, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT, THEREIN RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 5, PAGE 7, PUNLIC RECORD, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA, AS DESCRIBED IN OFFICIAL RECORDS BOOK 310, PAGE 968 If you fail to le your response or answer, if any, in the above proceeding with the Clerk of this Court, and to serve a copy thereof upon the plaintiff’s attorney, Law Of ces of Daniel C. Consuegra, 9204 King Palm Dr., Tampa, Florida 33619-1328, telephone (813) 915-8660, facsimile (813) 915-0559, within thirty days of the rst publication of this Notice, a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint or petition. DATED at OKEECHOBEE County this 31st day of July, 2014. SHARON ROBERTSON Clerk of the Circuit Court BY: Arlene Nealis Deputy Clerk NOTICEIf you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Corrie Johnson, ADA Coordinator, 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711.SPANISH: Si usted es una persona discapacitada que necesita alguna adaptacion para poder participar de este procedimiento o evento; usted tiene derecho, sin costo alguno a que se le provea cierta ayuda. Favor de comunicarse con Corrie Johnson, Coordinadora de A.D.A., 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, Fl. 34986, (772) 807-4370 por lo menos 7 dias antes de que tenga que comparecer en corte o inmediatamente despues de haber recibido esta noti cacion si es que falta menos de 7 dias para su comparecencia. Si tiene una discapacidad auditiva o de habla, llame al 711. KREYOL: Si ou se yon moun ki kokobe ki bezwen asistans ou aparey pou ou ka patisipe nan prosedu sa-a, ou gen dwa san ou pa bezwen peye anyen pou ou jwen on seri de ed. Tanpri kontakte Corrie Johnson, Co-ordinator ADA, 250 NW Country Club Drive, suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 O’mwen 7 jou avan ke ou gen pou-ou paret nan tribunal, ou imediatman ke ou resevwa avis sa-a ou si le ke ou gen pou-ou ale nan tribunal-la mwens ke 7 jou; Si ou pa ka tande ou pale byen, rele 711. 466619 ON 8/6,13/2014 Public Notice Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR GLADES COUNTY FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO. 1400002 1CPMXAX IN RE: ESTATE OF ROBERT J. DANIEL, Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of ROBERT J. DANIEL, deceased, whose date of death is May 23, 2014, is pending in the Circuit Court for Glades County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 500 Avenue J, P.O. Box 100, Moore Haven, FL 33471. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representative’s attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent’s estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must le their claims with this Court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against the decedent’s estate must le their claims with this Court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT’S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of the rst publication of this Notice is August 6, 2014. Personal Representative: Jessie Daniel 1176 Maple Street Okeechobee, FL 34974 Attorney for Personal Representative: David A. Gart Florida Bar No. 272337 SHUTTS & BOWEN LLP IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. PROBATE DIVISION CASE NO. 2014-CP122 In re: Estate of EDITH T. JOINER, a/k/a EDITH JOINER Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of EDITH T. JOINER, a/k/a EDITH JOINER, deceased, whose date of death was June 26, 2014, and whose social security number is xxxxx-8600, is pending in the Circuit Court for Okeechobee County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 312 N.W. 3rd Street, Suite 101, Okeechobee, Florida 34972. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representative’s attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against the decedent’s estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must le their claims with court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent’s estate must le their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEPublic Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 19TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. CASE No. 12CA000435 BANK OF AMERICA, N.A. Plaintiff, VS. CLOCHER, ERNEST, et al. Defendants. RE-NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order or Final Judgment entered in Case No. 12CA000435 of the Circuit Court of the 19th Judicial Circuit in and for OKEECHOBEE County, Florida, wherein, BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., is Plaintiff, and, CLOCHER, ERNEST, et al., are Defendants, the Clerk of court will sell to the highest bidder for cash at, THE OKEECHOBEE COUNTY JUDICIAL CENTER, 312 NW 3RD STREET, 2ND FLOOR, JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM, OKEECHOBEE, FLORIDA, at the hour of 11:00am, on the 27th day of August, 2014, the following described property: LOT 1, BLOCK 6, BRINDABAN FOREST, UNIT THREE, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 5, PAGE 66, PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. TOGETHER WITH THAT CERTAIN MOBILE HOME DESIGNATED AT FOLLOWS: YEAR: 2003 MAKE: R M SPECIAL ID #S: N18787A AND N18787B TITLE #S 86086312 AND 86086335 WHICH MOBILE HOME IS PERMANENTLY AFFIXED TO SAID LAND Property address: 2720 Se 44th Ave, Okeechobee, FL 34974 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must le a claim within 60 days after the sale. DATED this 18th day of July, 2014. SHARON ROBERTSON Clerk Circuit Court BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk IMPORTANT If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the Clerk of the Court’s disability coordinator at CORRIE JOHNSON, ADA COORDINATOR, 250 NW COUNTRY CLUB DRIVE, SUITE 217, PORT SAINT LUCIE, FL 34986, 772-807-4370. at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. 466444 ON 7/30;8/6/2014 Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 472013000090CAAXMX PNC BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO NATIONAL CITY BANK, SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO HARBOR FEDERAL SAVINGS BANK, Plaintiff, VS. AMANDA J. LISCOMB, et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN Pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated June 23, 2014, and entered in Case No. 472013000090CAAXMX of the Circuit Court of the Nineteenth Judicial Circuit in and for Okeechobee County, Florida in which PNC Bank, National Association, successor by merger to National City Bank, successor by merger to Harbor Federal Savings Bank, is the Plaintiff and Amanda J. Liscomb also known as Amanda Liscomb aka Amanda J. Loscomb, Nathan A. Liscomb also known as Nathan Liscomb, Oak Tree Place Homeowners Association, Inc., are defendants, the Okeechobee County Clerk of the Circuit Court will sell to Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 2012-CA-000550DIVISION: CIRCUIT CIVIL SRMOF II 2012-1 TRUST, U.S. BANK TRUST NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, NOT IN ITS INDIVIDUAL CAPACITY BUT SOLELY AS TRUSTEE, Plaintiff, vs. LUCINA CALZADA, et al., Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS GIVEN that, in accordance with the Plaintiff’s Final Judgment of Foreclosure entered on June 23, 2014 in the above-styled cause, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash on August 27, 2014 at 11:00 A.M. EST in the Jury Assembly Room, 2ND Floor of the Okeechobee County Judicial Center at 312 NorthWest 3rd Street, Okeechobee, 13 Okeechobee News A ugust 6, 2014 Your new car could be in todays paper. Have you looked for it? When you want something sold, advertise in the classifieds.525 Okeechobee Blvd., Suite 1100 West Palm Beach, FL 33401 Email 1: dgart@shutts.com Email 2: jrenninger@shutts.com Telephone: 561-835-8500 WPBDOCS 8487634 1 46662 ON 8/6,13/2014 DENT’S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of the rst publication of this notice is August 6 2014. Personal Representative: Phyllis C. Walker 5877 S.E. 30th Parkway Okeechobee, Florida 3494 Attorney for Personal Representative: CONELY & CONELY, P.A. P.0. Drawer 1367 Okeechobee, Florida 34973 Telephone: (863) 763-3825 Primary E-Mail Address: tconely@conelyandconely.com Secondary 1 E-Mail Address: blanier@conelyandconely.com Secondary 2 E-Mail Address: service@conelyandconely.com By Tom Conely, III Florida Bar No. 096482 466613 ON 8/6,13/2014 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 27th day of August, 2014 the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment of Foreclosure: UNIT NO. G OF THE DWELLING STRUCTURE 90, OF OAK TREE PLACE, A CONDOMINIUM, TOGETHER WITH AN UNDIVIDED INTEREST IN THE COMMON ELEMENTS APPURTENANT THERETO, ACCORDING TO THE DECLARATION OF CONDOMINIUM RECORDED IN O.R. BOOK 269, PAGE 999, AND ALL EXHIBITS AND AMENDMENTS THEREOF, PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. A/K/A 2355 SW 28TH ST APT 90G OKEECHOBEE FL 34974-5700 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must le a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated in Okeechobee County, Florida this 24th day of June, 2014. SHARON ROBERTSON Clerk of the Circuit Court Okeechobee County, Florida BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk Albertelli Law Attorney for Plaintiff P.O. Box 23028 Tampa, FL 33623 (813) 221-4743 (813) 221-9171 facsimile eService: servealaw@albertellilaw.com JR-014711F01 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. 466100 ON 7/30;8/6/2014 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA FL 34972: ALL THAT CERTAIN PIECE AND/OR PARCEL OF PROPERTY SITUATE IN OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, STATE OF FLORIDA, TO WIT: A PARCEL OF LAND LYING IN THE NW QUARTER OF SECTION 16, TOWNSHIP 37 SOUTH, RANGE 36 EAST, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCING AT THE NE CORNER OF THE SAID NW QUARTER OF SECTION 16, BEAR S 00 DEGREES 18’ 01” E ALONG THE EAST LINE OF THE NW QUARTER OF SECTION 16 TO THE INTERSECTION WITH THE SOUTHERLY RIGHT-OFWAY LINE OF N.E. 12TH LANE, A DISTANCE OF 1484.82 FEET; THENCE BEAR N 84 DEGREES 40’ 15” W ALONG SAID SOUTHERLY RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE OF NE 12TH LANE, A DISTANCE OF 56.89 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE CONTINUE N 84 DEGREES 40’ 15” W ALONG THE SOUTHERLY RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE OF NE 12TH LANE TO THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF THAT LAND DESCRIBED IN O.R. BOOK 285, PAGE 1212, PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA, A DISTANCE OF 105.00 FEET; THENCE BEAR S 05 DEGREES 19’ 45” W ALONG THE EAST LINE OF THE SAID LAND DESCRIBED IN O.R. BOOK 285, PAGE 1212, A DISTANCE OF 85.00 FEET; THENCE BEAR S 84 DEGREES 40’ 15” E, A DISTANCE OF 105.00 FEET; THENCE BEAR N 05 DEGREES 19’ 45” E, A DISTANCE OF 85.00 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. Property address: 8880 NE 12th Lane, Okeechobee, Florida 34974 ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. Dated: July 1, 2014. SHARON ROBERTSON CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk 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. Venkata S. Paturi, Esq.Quintairos, Prieto, Wood & Boyer, P.A. 255 South Orange Avenue, Suite 900 Orlando, FL 32801 Attorney for Plaintiff 466210 ON 7/30;8/6/2014 CASE NO.: 472012CA000223CAAXMX DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUS T COMPANY, FORMERLY KNOWN AS BANKERS TRUST COMPANY OF CALIFORNIA, NA., AS TRUSTEE FO R AMERICAN HOME MORTGAGE ASSETS TRUST 2006-1, Plaintiff, VS. GARY A LEE; et al., Defendant(s). NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that sale will be made pursuant to an Order or Final Judgment. Final Judgment was awarded on October 28, 2013, in Civil Case No. 472012CA000223CAAXMX, of the Circuit Court of the NINETEENTH Judicial Circuit in and for OKEECHOBEE County, Florida, wherein, DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST COMPANY, FORMERLY KNOWN AS BANKERS TRUST COMPANY OF CALIFORNIA, N.A., AS TRUSTEE FOR AMERICAN HOME MORTGAGE ASSETS TRUS T 2006-1 is the Plaintiff, and GARY A LEE; ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER AND AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANT(S) WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHE R CLAIMANTS are Defendants. The clerk of the court will sell to the highest bidder for cash at 11:00 AM on SEPTEMBER 3, 2014 in the Jury Assembly Room on the 2nd oor of the Okeechobee County Judicial Center located at 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 34972, the following described real property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: LOT 8, BLOCK 30, UNIT NUMBER 2, BASSWOOD INCORPORATED, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 28, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA.ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. WITNESS my hand and the seal o f the court on July 24, 2014. Sharon Robertson CLERK OF THE COUR T BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Cler k Aldridge I Connors, LLP Attorney for Plaintiff(s) 1615 S. Congress Ave, Suite 200 Delray Beach, FL 33445 Phone: 561.392.6391 Fax: 561.392.6965. IMPORTANT If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Corrie Johnson, ADA Coordinator, 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; i f you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. 466490 ON 8/6,13/2014 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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Let us know by emailing feedback@newszap.com or calling your editor.Community Service Through Journalism 15 Okeechobee News A ugust 6, 2014 The following individuals were arrested on felony or driving under the in” uence (DUI) charges by the Okeechobee County Sheriffs Of“ ce (OCSO), the Okeechobee City Police Department (OCPD), the Florida Highway Patrol (FHP), the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) or the Department of Corrections (DOC). € Enevin Edward Lutjen, 29, N.W. 102nd St., Okeechobee, was arrested July 29 on an Okeechobee County warrant charging him w ith the felony of resisting a law enforcement of“ cer with violence. He was released on his own recognizance. He was also arrested on a misdemeanor charge of domestic battery. He is being held without bond on that charge. € Randall Edward Johnson, 46, W. Center St., Okeechobee, was arrested Aug. 1 by Deputy Ronald Brown on an Okeechobee County w arrant charging him with the misdemeanors of violation of probation driving under the in” uence and violation of probation driving w hile license suspended. He is being held w ithout bond. € Foye Eugene Crews, 42, S.E. 26th St., Okeechobee, was arrested Aug. 1 by Deputy Brant Harden on Glades County warrants charging him with the felonies of violation of probation burglary of an unoccupied conv eyance (two counts). He is being held without bond. € Ramona Roberta Baker, 38, Red Barn Road N.E., Okeechobee, was arrested Aug. 1 by Deputy Corporal Aric Majere on a DOC w arrant charging her with the felony of violation of probation contributing to the delinquency of a child. She is being held without bond. € Ashley Lynn Beltran, 26, S.E. 38th Terrace, Okeechobee, was arrested Aug. 1 by Deputy Cari Arnold on an Okeechobee County warrant charging her with the felony of grand theft. Her bond was set at $5,000. € Robert Russell Bolling, 40, Linda Road, Okeechobee, was arrested Aug. 1 by Deputy Cpl. Aric Majere on an Okeechobee County warrant charging him with the felony of burglary of an unoccupied dwelling. His bond was set at $10,000. € Stanley Raymond Brown, 42, Ashley Court, Jupiter, was arrested Aug. 2 by Deputy Matthew Grumbling on a felony charge of battery on a law enforcement of“ cer/“ re“ ghter and on a misdemeanor charge of assault on a law enforcement of“ cer/“ re“ ghter/ EMT (three counts). His bond was set at $8,000. € Michael J. Corsetti, 57, S.E. 94th Trail, Okeechobee, was arrested Aug. 2 by Deputy Richard Varnadore on a felony charge of possession of a controlled substance (dilaudid) and a misdemeanor charge of possession of a drug not properly labeled. His bond was set at $5,750. € Walter David Saunders III, 32, S.W. Third Ave., Okeechobee, was arrested Aug. 2 by Deputy Corporal Chris Hans on a felony charge of ” eeing and eluding a law enforcement of“ cer and a misdemeanor charge of attaching an unassigned tag. His bond was set at $2,750. € Justin Luis Rodriguez, 22, S.R. 70 W., Okeechobee, was arrested Aug. 3 by Deputy Matthew Grumbling on a felony charge of criminal mischief. His bond was set at $5,000. € Johnny Of“ ce Williams Jr., 48, N.E. 72nd Circle, Okeechobee, was arrested Aug. 3 by Deputy Cpl. Aric Majere on an amended Okeechobee County warrant charging him with the misdemeanor of violation of probation driving under the in” uence. He is being held without bond. € Florencio Serrano, 23, N.W. Seventh Ave., Okeechobee, was arrested Aug. 4 by Deputy Brant Harden on an amended DOC warrant charging him with the felony of violation of probation burglary of a conveyance. He is being held without bond. € Terrance Lee Johnson, 38, Pahokee Circle, Pahokee, was arrested Aug. 4 by Deputy Steven Pollock on an Okeechobee County warrant charging him with the felony of possession of a motor vehicle with a removed manufacturers identi“ cation plate. His bond was set at $2,500. € Johnny Henry, 62, N.W. Fifth St., Okeechobee, was arrested Aug. 4 by Deputy Richard Varnadore on a DOC warrant charging him with violation of probation felony battery. He is being held without bond. € Ycherra Denise Lucky, 27, S. Parrott Ave., Okeechobee, was arrested Aug. 4 by Deputy William Jolly on a DOC warrant charging her with violation of probation criminal use of personal identi“ cation and violation of probation credit card fraud. She is being held without bond. This column lists arrests and not convictions, unless otherwise stated. Anyone listed here who is later found innocent or has had the charges against them dropped is welcome to inform this newspaper. 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