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Wednesday, September 10, 2014 50¢ plus ta x Vol. 105 No. 109 14.50 feetLast Year: 15.51 feet Lake Levels See page 4 for information about how to contact this newspaper. Stories from the past ... Page 9 Vote ‘yes’ on CSC to help local children ... Page 4 Race to Recovery ... Page 3 OHS JV football team beats Martin County ... Page 16 By Katrina ElskenOkeechobee News The Okeechobee County Commission will consider a request for temporary use permits for music festivals at their Thursday, Sept. 11 meeting. Clifford Rosen is requesting permits for public events at the 800-acre property commonly known as Sundance Trails, on the north side of Northeast 120th Street, about 2 miles west of Northeast 128th Avenue. Following a public hearing on Aug. 26, the Okeechobee County Planning Board unanimously recommended that the commissioners authorize issuance of multiple temporary use permits subject to the following conditions: 1. Okeechobee Music and Funfest events shall be authorized for one 3-day weekend in March 2015, one 3-day weekend in November 2015, two 3-day weekends in March 2016, two 3-day weekends in November 2016, two 3-day weekends in March 2017 and two 3-day weekends in November 2017; 2. A separate permit shall be issued for each festival event; 3. The Temporary Use Permit may be modi“ ed in consultation with the Fire Rescue Department, the Sheriffs Of“ ce and the property owners; Weekend music festivals proposed S ource: South Florida Water M anagement District. Depth given in feet above sea level Clrng Or Cti! If you go ...WHAT: Okeechobee County Commission meeting WHEN: Thursday, Sept. 11, 9 a.m. WHERE: Historic Okeechobee County Courthouse, 304 N.W. Second St. WATCH LIVE ONLINE: www.co.okeechobee.” .us See COUNTY „ Page 5 Special to the Okeechobee NewsReady for schoolChurch of God of Prophecy gave out backpacks “ lled with school supplies to each student that attends Seminole Elementary during open house. Above, Gloria Woodham of Church of God of Prophecy gives Kaylee Woods, a second grader at Seminole Elementary, a pack of brand new socks to start the new year. Each student received three pair of socks, courtesy of Buxton & Bass Okeechobee Funeral Home and American Well Drilling. For more, see page 14. Two men face “ rst degree murder charge in Aug. 8 shooting of William CurryBy Eric KoppOkeechobee News A grand jury returned a true bill Tuesday afternoon and indicted two local men of “ rst degree murder in the Aug. 8 killing of William B. Curry Jr. Travis A. Spencer, 25, and Terrance T. Spivey, 22, were both indicted Sept. 9 on charges of “ rst degree felony murder with a “ rearm, burglary of a dwelling with an assault or battery while armed, robbery with a deadly weapon and possession of a “ rearm or ammunition by a convicted felon. Because the murder charge is Grand jury indicts Spencer & SpiveySee MURDER „ Page 5 Terrance T. Spivey Travis A. Spencer Latisha McBridge

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Special to the Okeechobee NewsThe City of Okeechobee Centennial Committee began their meeting on Monday, Aug. 25, with reports from committee members. Sharie Turgeon, the media liaison, discussed the recent WOKC interview which the “ nal Call to Artists was made for the Centennial logo. Submissions were to be in the City Clerks of“ ce by end of day on Aug. 19 to prepare for the upcoming meeting. Ms. Turgeon also had noti“ ed the committee of another scheduled interview with WOKC to announce that a logo had been approved and would be announced at an unveiling at the Kick Off DinnerŽ for our Centennial year in January 2015. The committee agreed to keep the logo design under wraps to of“ cially present the logo in a grand way at that “ rst event. The committee has also discussed that a number of media are eager to work with the Centennial Committee and the City to help celebrate its birthday. School liaison Jeanne En“ nger continues to work with Superintendent Ken Kenworthy and others to secure venues for upcoming events. Committee members that are appointed to coordinate the events will be asked to follow up with these venues. Historic time line liaison Magi Cable has been pouring through countless records to ensure that our history is not only recognized but celebrated as accurately as possible. The committee members that are appointed to certain events will be able to use the time line to research events and activities that may be included in the celebrations. In planning for the events that will take place this next year the committee appointed members to oversee particular events. If you are interested in helping plan and facilitate one of these exciting events please stop by one of the meetings and let us know where you would like to help. The meeting ended with an air of excitement as the logo submissions were viewed and voted on. The “ nal logo design is still under discussion but a “ rst draft and an artist were chosen to represent our fair city and its centennial. The artist will be given suggestions by the committee and then asked to submit a completed logo. The “ nal submissions totalled 29 entries received by local artists and high school students. The committee would like to give a big shout out to Mr. Pungs Graphic Design class for their submissions and meeting the demands of a tight deadline as the deadline for the submissions were the following day. Fundraising ideas continue to be gathered by the committee. The Centennial Committee would again like to welcome the public to the committee meetings which are currently being held at City Hall in the City Council chambers the second and fourth Monday of each month. These dates may change with the holidays approaching, so be sure to check the City of Okeechobee website for changes. For more information visit facebook page: www.facebook.com/OkeechobeeCentennial, the city web site www.cityofokeechobee.com or contact the Of“ ce of the Clerk at 863-7633372 ext. 215 or mjahner@cityofokeechobee. com. Logo to represent city centennial Today: Partly cloudy skies during the morning hours. Thunderstorms likely in the afternoon. High near 90F. Winds E at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 80%. Tonight: A few clouds. Low 72F. Winds ENE at 5 to 10 mph.Extended ForecastThursday: Partly cloudy in the morning followed by scattered thunderstorms in the afternoon. High 86F. Winds NE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 50%. Thursday Night: Scattered thunderstorms in the evening, with mostly cloudy skies overnight. Low 72F. Winds N at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 40%. Friday: Mixed clouds and sun with scattered thunderstorms. High 89F. Winds NE at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 50%. 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! CHILDRENS SERVICES COUNCIL MEETINGe Childrens Services Council of Okeechobee will have their 1st Public Budget Hearing for the year 2014-2015 on Wednesday, September 10, 2014 at 5:01 p.m. in the Okeechobee County School Board oce, Room 303 at 700 S.W. 2nd Avenue Okeechobee, Florida 34974 Cathleen J. Blair, Executive Director 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 2014-2015 Okeechobee County School Information Guide Featuring 763-3937 Big Lake Eye CareSupplement to the Okeechobee NewsAugust 13, 2014 See our Dad’s ad on page 3 Always on Top of the JobŽRe-Roofing Specialists€ Metal & Shingle Roofs € Flats & Leaks Repair FREE ESTIMATES863-357-3838State Lic.#CCC1327338 2 Okeechobee News September 10, 2014 Okeechobee Forecast By Eric KoppOkeechobee NewsA local man reportedly told an Okeechobee County Sheriffs Of“ ce (OCSO) deputy he is missing some prescription pain killers and cash since two women visited his home. OCSO Deputy Sergeant Paul Ferrell indicated in his report the victim noticed is missing seven fentanyl patches and $500 in cash. The victim apparently told Sgt. Ferrell he “ rst noticed the cash and patches missing after two women were in his U.S. 441 S.E. home. The alleged thefts occurred sometime between Sept. 1 and Sept. 8, added the report. Sgt. Ferrell went on to indicate the man had gone through his home thoroughly to make sure he had not misplaced the items, but he could not “ nd them anywhere. Report: Painkillers, cash stolen from home Motorists are reminded to wear safety belts and drive with caution, courtesy, common sense, and patience as they travel through w ork zones. Remember, speeding “ nes are doubled in work zones. Travelers can visit w ww.FL511.com or dial 511Ž from their phone to learn about traf“ c conditions on major roadways across the state. Roadwork planned this week includes the following:Okeechobee CountyUS 441 (North Parrot Avenue) from 290th Trail to NW 344th Street: Maintenance project: Crews will repair concrete mitered end sections. There are no planned lane closures, but use caution and watch for workers close to the road. US 98 from SR 70 to CR 68 (NW 160th Street): Maintenance project: Crews will be repairing roadway shoulders. There are no planned lane closures, but use caution and watch for workers close to the road. SR 70 east of Okeechobee/NE 34th Avenue to Williams Road/NE 48th Avenue: Maintenance permit project: Crews are relocating utilities along the south side of the road. No lane closures are scheduled, but use caution and watch for workers close to the road. Road Watch

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Special to the Okeechobee News New Horizons of the Treasure Coast Inc. (NHTC) will hold its fourth annual Race for Recovery at the Mets Stadium in Port St. Lucie on Saturday, Oct. 4, at 7:30 a.m. October is Mental Health Awareness Month. In 1990, the U.S. Congress established October as Mental Illness Awareness Month in recognition of NAMIs efforts to raise mental illness and substance abuse awareness. Since then, mental health advocates across the country have joined with others in their communities to sponsor activities, large or small, for public education about mental illness and substance abuse. New Horizons asks that the community come out and celebrate recovery! Help us end the stigma of brain diseases that keep people from getting help! Support our clients, families and friends. Help raise funds for the only critical care clinic for children on the Treasure Coast and Okeechobee. Monies raised will also assist NHTC to continue caring for and providing services to adults with mental health and substance abuse challenges. New Horizons provides services at little or no cost to those struggling with alcoholism, drug addiction, anxiety, depression, bi-polar, schizophrenia as well as any and all mental health concerns. We provide a variety of evidence-based recovery programs administered by professional medical and therapeutic staff. Run, walk or just come out and enjoy the morning for fellowship and fun. Race for Recovery registration is available online at www.active.com or call 772-672-8333. Cost to run or walk is $30 per person in advance or $35 the day of the race. Email rgonzalez@ nhtcinc.org with questions. A private, non-pro“ t organization established in 1958, New Horizons of the Treasure Coast and Okeechobees mission is to provide accessible, recovery-oriented behavioral health care services to improve the quality of life for individuals and families in our community. TRUST.ITS MORE THAN A WORD TO US. ITS OUR WORD TO YOU.Let us earn your trust today „ call Emory Walker Company.CAC014022 OFFER EXPIRES 11/28/2014. *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 quali fying purchase.(863) 763-6742208 SW 5th Avenue, Okeechobee, FL 34974 Okeechobees Longest-Established Lennox Dealer Since 1975 SPECIAL FINANCING AVAILABLESEE DEALER FOR DETAILS. RECEIVE UP TO A$1,700REBATE* with the purchase of a qualifying Lennox home comfort system. OR BOGO For It!Go “nd Buy One Get One Free savings all over the store. Check our ads for new deals every week. publix.com/save 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 September 10, 2014 Mets Stadium to host 4th annual Race for Recovery Special to the Okeechobee NewsFCHC donates school suppliesThe incentive program at the Dr. Fred Brown Childrens Health Center bene“ ted local school children. As the new year kicks off, students “ nd themselves returning to school ready to learn but often lacking the necessary supplies to complete their daily lessons. The Florida Community Health Center (FCHC) generously came to the rescue by donating hundreds of dollars worth of much needed supplies for school children. Tom Jones, center manager, shared that employees at the Dr. Fred Brown Childrens Health Center paid $2 to wear casual clothing on Fridays. Our employees voted to donate to the schools so that every child has the necessary supplies to do well in school.Ž Okeechobee County Schools thanks FCHC for thinking of the children of its community.

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Drainage€ How about really even taking some elevations to prove water does not run uphill. I hope the new commissioner will realize the s imple issues are the important ones. Like drainage, less government building, addit ion of employees and expansion of departments, more private development and new enterprises. We shall see, and many shall w atch. One more election will determine our new commissioner, so what is their platform? € You think the county will actually cons ider elevation when working on the ditches? Dare to dream! The drainage system should b e priority for the county, but considering w hat a mess it is, I wouldnt expect it to be “ xed anytime soon. If you are planning to b uy property, or build anything, check out t he land during the wet season. W hat now?€ Now that the county and the sheriff have come to a budget compromise, I wonder what they will have to talk about at the c ounty commission meetings. Could they possibly get back to “ guring out how to reopen the Okee-Tantie Campground? Maybe w ork on a plan to improve local infrastruct ure? How about giving business a boost by putting a moratorium on impact fees until t he economy improves? Now that the hot t opic of the sheriffs budget is settled „ at least for this year „ I hope the public does not lose interest in the county meetings. € It amazes me that this property is allowed to sit fallow.Ž The lady and I use our R/V regularly in the state. In the fall and wint er, its almost impossible to “ nd a space at t he last minute. Both John Prince and South Bay are heavily used by our northern neighb ors, here to escape the ravages of winter. T orrey Island is also replete with the migrers. It would seem that the county is missing out on a great income.Budget€ $14.3 million for the year „ that is more than $1 million a month for law enforcement, court security and the jail. That is a lot of money for a small, rural county to come up with. We managed to “ nd the funds for this year, but what happens next year and the year after that?Cell phones€ When are people going to learn that cell phones and driving do not mix? Talking on the phone while driving is distracted driving, especially if you have to use one hand to hold the phone. Texting while driving is suicide. You need to watch the road, not a phone screen. People got along just “ ne in the days before cell phones. That message can wait until you pull off the roadway.Smart meter?€ Sparks have been seen coming from a meter on a home. Due to inadequate training, some meters are not installed properly. What safety precautions are taken while installing Smart Meters adjacent to gas lines? Is it possible that “ re could start from an arc from a meter located above a gas meter? Could “ re be started by an arc from a Smart Meters. Smart Meters have not been proved safe and not harmful through the testing that there are no health impacts and there is no harm.Automated cashiers€ Welcome to McDonalds. My name is HAL 9000. May I take your order?Ž Designed to boost ef“ ciency and make ordering more convenient for customers, a new computer system will also open up a gold mine of data. McDonalds could potentially track every Big Mac, McNugget, and large shake you order. The touch screens will only accept debit or credit cards, adding to the slow death knell of cash and coins. And cashiers. € A rise in the minimum wage to $15 nationally spells disaster for all the small business owners in depressed areas. This is truly a States RightsŽ issue. Let the State set what they feel is right, then the rest can watch the results and adjust accordingly. € Its the future regardless of who pushes what. Even if people worked for free and only required the mountain of paperwork, insurance, training, turnover, liability, babysitting, etc. they will still be replaced by kiosks/robots/machines. Vote yes for CSCIm writing you in support of the Childrens Services Council of Okeechobee, which provides grants to programs that assist the youth and children in our county. In 1992, I started a Martial Arts Youth Program in Okeechobee. In 1994, I applied for a grant to the council for the “ rst time. Since then, the program has received a grant every year to the present. We have registered over 2,000 participants through the years. Many children have participated over “ ve years. And some children even 10 years. The program provides a FREE positive alternative activity to children during afterschool hours. This is a structured activity that is enjoyable. It also promotes physical “ tness and character development. The classes occur four days per week„ Tuesdays, Wednesday, Thursdays, and Fridays„from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.„ teaching Tae-Kwon-Do and Arnis (Philippine Martial Arts) at the Pavilion of Sacred Heart Church, 901 S.W. Sixth St. The class sizes range between 5-25 students, and the classes are taught by four instructors. The program assists in the reduction of children being drawn to negative activities such as substance abuse and delinquency. The program collaborates with parents in encouraging children to improve school performance. The goal of the program is to empower children through character development, and ultimately, to help them achieve their full potential in life. Students are taught the signi“ cance of every aspect of their training in martial arts; for example, developing martial art skills introduces students to concepts such as focus and concentration, physical “ tness, persistence, and patience. To be more speci“ c, for example: sparring. Sparring develops a students attitude towards dealing with adversity and goals in life. Martial arts training build self-con“ dence, discipline, and leadership skills. Students are often amazed at what they can accomplish after only a few months of training. Each level of training, from white-belt through black-belt, presents increasing challenge for each student. In addition to demonstrating a students skills for his/her rank, he/she is also required to understand important concepts. For example, before a new student is promoted to the “ rst rank of yellow-belt (after three months) the student must understand the Tae Kwon Do Code,Ž which teaches a student to be honest, helpful, respectful, and to stand by the weak.Ž Students are asked what the code means and how it applies in their daily lives. A young student, for example, could explain, helping each otherŽ as helping his or her parents and brothers and sisters at home, or for teenagers, he or she could explain the importance of social responsibility and communit y service. These concepts are introduced to the students in class and during testing as explained by the instructors. Once a student is promoted to a higher rank, he o r she is expected to serve as an example and as a role model to lower ranking, younge r students, and particularly, his/her younge r brothers and sisters. Among many things the children learn, they are encouraged, (1) to obey their parents at all times, (2) not to “ ght with brothers and sisters, (3) to always be honest, (4) to keep his/her room clean, (5) to help with household chores, (6) to listen to school teachers, (7) to do his/her homework and improve his/he r grades, (8) to spend extra time studying after homework, (9) to be helpful to others, and (10) to continue martial arts training until he/she reaches black-belt. Since the programs initial funding with the Childrens Services Council many children have bene“ ted from these classes. Every year, the program has performed martial arts demonstrations at special events including the Speckled Perch Festival and other similar occasions. This November is a critical time to revoteŽ the Okeechobee Childrens Services Council. Many children in Okeechobee have bene“ ted from programs funded b y the council. The Martial Arts Youth Program has only been made available to the youth and children of Okeechobee through the funding of the council in the last 20 years. I f the council was not continued under Referendum #1, it would mean a great loss no t only for those youth and children who are currently participating, but to many in the near future in our county. To vote YesŽ for Referendum #1 means to keep much needed services and programs for our youth and children in the county. Sincerely,Roger Azcona September 10, 2014 4 Okeechobee News OPINION Public Forum/Speak Out Letters to the editor Publisher/Editor: Circulation Manager: The Okeechobee News is published by Independent NewsMedia Inc, USA. Independent is owned by a unique trust that enables this newspaper to pursue a mission of journalistic service to the citizens of the community. Since no dividends are margins below industry standards. All aftertax surpluses are reinvested in Independent’s mission of journalistic service, commitment to the ideals of the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, and support of the community’s deliberation of public issues.Speak Out has moved online, where i t is quicker and easier to share your i deas and converse with others. Go to w ww.newszap.com, click on the comm unity name and your local or state P ublic Forum. There, you can create n ew topics or comment on existing t opics. What follows is a sam pling of s ome of the discussions currently taki ng place. Thanks for participating!

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5 Okeechobee News September 10, 2014 4. The Planning and Development Department shall schedule a de-brie“ ng after each event and shall solicit input from the property owners, Fire Rescue Department, Sheriffs Of“ ce and the Florida Department of Transportation to assess the impacts of the event and determine whether adjustments to the approved procedures are warranted; and, 5. Additional Okeechobee Music and Funfest events will require a new application subject to applicable regulations in effect at the time of the application. According to the county staff report, the Sundance Trails property was subdivided several years ago but most lots are owned by the original developer or the development company. A lodge, originally built as a large residence, and a few outbuildings are the only structures on the property. No houses have been built since the property was subdiv ided. The total area of the subdivision and an adjoining parcel also owned by the applicant is 848 acres. The applicant is seeking authorization to stage several outdoor music festivals on the property. He has assembled a team with expertise in all facets of staging large outdoor festivals. Each festival would run from Friday through Sunday, with people beginning to arrive on Thursday and the last people leaving on Monday. There are plans for a recreational vehicle camping section, several sections where people would camp next to their car, and sections for those that attend just during the day and would not be camping overnight. The anticipated attendance is 10,000 to 20,000 people. The festivals would have the usual amenities and activities, with multiple stages, vendors selling food and drinks including beer and wine, vendors selling souvenirs and maybe a few staples, shower areas, and an emergency services station for law enforcement and emergency medical treatment. The applicant is requesting authorization for one festival for the weekend of March 6-8, 2015, one festival for a 3-day weekend in November 2015, then two 3-day festivals in March 2016, two in November 2016, two in March 2017 and two in November 2017. A preliminary concept plan has been submitted which shows the layout for the Okeechobee Music and Funfest, identifying day parking areas, car camping areas, RV camping areas, and activity areas for the music concerts, vendor areas and emergency services. There is a separate access area for emergency services. Access for the public will be from Northeast 120th Street on to existing streets that were constructed for the subdivision. Although there will be noticeable traf“ c on Northeast 120th Street, there should not be an impact to minor residential streets. Vehicular parking problems will not be created as all parking will occur on the festival site. For other large outdoor gatherings, a number of conditions have been worked out with the property owners, the Fire Rescue Department and the Sheriffs Of“ ce. If the temporary use permits are approved, county staff will meet with all parties to review and further re“ ne the conditions well before this event commences. It is the desire to minimize impacts to those living in the general area or who may be passing through during the time of the events. COUNTYContinued From Page 1 The following individuals were arrested on felony or driving under the in” uence (DUI) charges by the Okeechobee County Sheriffs Of“ ce (OCSO), the Okeechobee City Police Department (OCPD), the Florida Highw ay Patrol (FHP), the Florida Fish and W ildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) or the Department of Corrections (DOC). € Isidoro Castilleja, 26, S.W. 13th Terrace, Okeechobee, was arrested Sept. 2 by Deputy Richard Varnadore on an Okeechobee County warrant charging him with the felony of violation of probation driving while license suspended habitual offender. He is being held without bond. € Eric Anselmo, 19, S.W. Second Way, Okeechobee, was arrested Sept. 4 by Deputy Corporal Aric Majere on a DOC warrant charging him with the felonies of violation of probation burglary of a dwelling, violation of probation burglary of a structure (three counts), violation of probation grand theftmotor vehicle and violation of probation grand theft. He is being held without bond. € Jason Collier Smith, 34, S.E. 22nd Court, Okeechobee, was arrested Sept. 4 by Deputy Cpl. Aric Majere on an Okeechobee County w arrant charging him with uttering a forged bill. His bond was set at $2,500. € Darris Dale Mills, 55, S.W. 11th Ave., Okeechobee, was arrested Sept. 4 by Deputy Cpl. Aric Majere on an Okeechobee County warrant charging him with the felony of grand theft and the misdemeanor of battery. His bond was set at $6,500. € Walter David Saunders III, 32, S.W. Third Ave., Okeechobee, was arrested Sept. 5 by Deputy Richard Varnadore on an Okeechobee County warrant charging him with the felony of dealing in stolen property and the misdemeanor of petit theft. His bond was set at $4,000. € Miguel Alan Rodrigues, 28, S.E. 36th Ave., Okeechobee, was arrested Sept. 5 by Deputy Richard Varnadore on an Okeechobee County warrant charging him with manufacturing/producing methamphetamine. His bond was set at $25,000. € Ronze Cummings, 55, N.W. 12th St., Okeechobee, was arrested Sept. 5 by Sergeant Belen Reyna on felony charges of domestic battery by strangulation and resisting a law enforcement of“ cer with violence. His bond was set at $15,000. € Aaron Joe Gaucin, 25, N.W. First St., Okeechobee, was arrested Sept. 5 by Deputy Brant Harden on an Okeechobee County warrant charging him with the felonies of burglary of an occupied structure, grand theft and criminal mischief. His bond was set at $9,000. € Angel Lacinda Cortez, 32, S.W. Ninth Way, Okeechobee, was arrested Sept. 6 by Deputy Brant Harden on a DOC warrant charging her with the felony of violation of probation possession of a controlled substance (buprenorphine). She is being held without bond. € Jerry Austin Smith, 16, was arrested Sept. 6 by Deputy Leland Schoonmaker on a felony charge of possession of marijuana over 20 grams and a misdemeanor charge of possession of drug paraphernalia. He was booked into the Okeechobee County Jail then released into the custody of his parents. € Tommy R. Carter, 35, U.S. 98 N., Okeechobee, was arrested Sept. 7 by Deputy Cody Hurst on a felony charge of resisting a law enforcement of“ cer with violence and a misdemeanor charge of driving under the in” uence. His bond was set at $5,500. € Bryan Stevie Facen, 18, U.S. 441 N., Okeechobee, was arrested Sept. 7 by Deputy Richard Varnadore on an Okeechobee County warrant charging him with the felony of battery on a detention or commitment facility staff. His bond was set at $5,000. € Judy Faye Louise Anderson, 31, Okeechobee, was arrested Sept. 7 by Of“ cer Ryan Holroyd on a felony charge of driving while license suspended. Her bond was set at $2,500. € Wendall Gary Smith, 53, 25th St., Buckhead Ridge, was arrested Sept. 8 by Deput y Steven Pollock on a misdemeanor charge o f driving under the in” uence. His bond was set at $3,000. € Dustin Lee Werk, 29, N.E. 18th Ave., Okeechobee, was arrested Sept. 8 by Detective Kelley Margerum on felony charges of burglary of an unoccupied dwelling and grand theft. His bond was set at $30,000. € Eraldo Barcenas, 33, N.W. 35th Ave., Okeechobee, was arrested Sept. 9 by Deput y Jonathan Kemp on a DOC warrant charging him with violation of probation grand theft. He is being held without bond. € Ana Maria Rodriguez, 25, N.E. 15th St., Okeechobee, was arrested Sept. 9 by Deput y Steven Pollock on misdemeanor charges o f driving under the in” uence, possession o f marijuana under 20 grams and possession of drug paraphernalia. Her bond was set at $3,000. € Jamie Lea Herrin, 34, N.W. 30th Ave., Okeechobee, was arrested Sept. 5 by Deput y Cari Arnold on a felony fugitive warrant issued out of Brantley County, Ga. She is being held without bond. This column lists arrests and not convictions, unless otherwise stated. Anyone listed here who is later found innocent o r has had the charges against them droppe d is welcome to inform this newspaper. The information will be con“ rmed and printed. A rrest Report a capital felony, Spencer and Spivey could face an automatic sentence of life in prison if convicted. At this point it is also possible the state could seek the death penalty. Assistant State Attorney Ashley Albright explained that since an indictment has been handed down, he and Assistant State Attorney Don Richardson will meet with State Attorney Bruce Colton to determine if the state will seek death. Mr. Albright said that meeting will take place in the next couple of weeks. The burglary and robbery charges are “ rst-degree felonies, said the prosecutor, which means Spencer and Spivey could get a maximum sentence of life in prison if found guilty on either of those charges. They could receive up to life, but its not mandatory,Ž he said. The grand jury also indicted Latisha McBride, 38 on two felony counts of accessory after the fact. If convicted, McBride could face a maximum sentence of up to 15 years on each charge. All three are currently being held without bond in the Okeechobee County Jail. Okeechobee County Sheriffs Of“ ce (OCSO) detectives theorize McBride entered Currys room at Nabs Apartments at 580 N.E. 13th Ave. around 6 a.m. that Friday to buy drugs. Once she had made the purchase, Spencer and Spivey went to Currys room to rob him of cash and drugs. We believe Spencer and Spivey entered that building with weapons,Ž offered OCSO Detective Corporal Ted Van Deman in an earlier interview. Those three suspects believed him (Curry) to be a drug dealer.Ž According to investigators Curry, a mixed martial arts enthusiast, fought with Spencer, who was armed with a semi-automatic handgun. Spencer then shot Curry twice in the torso, once in the right hand and once in the right knee, stated the arrest report. Curry, however, reportedly got the gun from Spencer and “ red back until it jammed. One round grazed the right side of Spencers head, while Spivey was shot in the leg, added arrest reports. The detective said at the time he did not know how much cash or what quantity o f drugs were taken from Currys single-room apartment. Arrest reports indicate the trio made off with ... a large unknown amount of currency, crack cocaine, powder cocaine, marijuana and mollies.Ž Mr. Albright explained that under Florid a law a grand jury has 21 members and at least 15 have to be present to have a quorum. Then, at least 12 must agree on the indictment. Cpl. Van Deman said McBride drove Spencer and Spivey to Highlands Regional Medical Center in Sebring to have their wounds treated. However, they apparently did not know that gunshot victims must be reported to local law enforcement so the hospital then called the Highlands County Sheriffs Of“ ce (HCSO). That agency was then contacted by local detectives, who asked HCSO to hold the trio. Cpl. Van Deman, along with OCSO Detective Corporal Rosemary Farless, drove to Sebring and interviewed the three suspects at the hospital. Spencer, Spivey and McBride were then placed under arrest. MURDERContinued From Page 1

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Obituaries should be submitted to t he Okeechobee News by e-mailing o bits@newszap.com. Customers may also r equest photos and links to online guest b ooks. A link to the obituaries is available at w ww.newszap.com.Bobby Walden CoonsOKEECHOBEE „ Bobby Walden Coons, beloved husband and father, died Wednesday, September 3, 2014 in the presence of family who loved him dearly. He is survived by his wife, Linda Coons of Okeechobee; “ ve children, Diana Ruocco, Billy Coons, Cindy Coons, Paul Coons and D.J. Fischer; ten grandchildren, and four great grandchildren. A remembrance of him will be held 1:30 p.m., Saturday, September 13, 2014 at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovahs Witnesses, 8250 Hwy 70 West, Okeechobee, FL 34972. Everyone is invited. There will be a reception after the service at the Holiday Inn Express, 3101 Hwy 441 South, Okeechobee, Fl. 34972 Arrangements are under the care of Seawinds Funeral Home and Crematory, 3833 SE 18th Terrace, Okeechobee, Fl. 34974 Online condolences may be expressed at w ww.okeechobeeseawinds.com Claudia Dianne Wood, 69OKEECHOBEE „ Claudia Dianne Wood died May 25, 2014. She was born February 2, 1945 in Fowler, Indiana to W alter Alonzo and A gnes Sellars Barrow. A resident of Okeechobee for eleven years, she w as a member of the Buckhead Ridge Moose Lodge and a lifetime member of the Ladies Auxiliary Buckhead Ridge V .F.W. Post #9528. She enjoyed playing Bingo, traveling, the beach and helping with community events. Ms. Wood was preceded in death by her son, Lex Wood; and grandson, Jeremiah Lee. She is survived by two daughters, Tamala Crowe of Indiana and Malinda Wood of Okeechobee; four grandchildren; numerous great grandchildren and great great grandchildren; and two sisters, Jean Ratliff of Kentucky and Linda Picket of Indiana. The family is holding memorial services 3 p.m. Sunday, September 14, 2014 at the Buckhead Ridge Moose Lodge, 1016 Linda Road, Buckhead Ridge, FL 34974. 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. Elizabeth Ann Forsyth, 61OKEECHOBEE „ Elizabeth Ann Forsyth died September 4, 2014. She was born January 25, 1953 in Newport, Rhode Island to Gerald Joseph and Ernestine Smith Wygant. She was a life insurance broker. A resident of Okeechobee for 12 years, she enjoyed spending time with her family, laughing and enjoying life. Ms. Forsyth is survived by her daughter, Jillian Butzin (Jeff) of Okeechobee; two grandchildren, Jeremy and Jada; brother, Gerald Wygant of West Palm Beach; sister-in-law, M.J. Wygant of Jupiter; nephew, William D. Wygant of Jupiter; niece, Lauren Wygant of New York; and companion, Nicholas Forsyth. The family will hold memorial services at 5:30 p.m., Friday, September 12, 2014 at Unit y Church in the Gardens, 550 Bush RD, Jupiter, Florida 33458. 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.John Wayne Jones, 59OKEECHOBEE „ John Wayne DubŽ Jones, 59, passed away September 6, 2014 in Bradenton, Florida. He was born in Fort Pierce, Fla. and has been a resident of Okeechobee, Fla. for the past ten years. Mr. Jones was an award winning auto body technician with over 30 years of experience. The majority of his employment was with Minchew Motors in Wallace, N.C. Besides being a hard worker, John had many loves; NASCAR, Dolphins football, and “ shing. John had a green thumb and working with ” orals and plants became his passion. John was a true child of God, a free spirit and a true friend. Survivors include his sons, John Wayne Jones, Jr., of Gibsonton, Fla., Victor Aaron Jones, of Tampa, Fla., Johnny Rodriques Jones (Trista Kissner Jones), of Teachey, N.C., Adam Wayne Jones, of Rose Hill, N.C., and Robert Daniel Jones (Ashley Narron Jones), of Teachey, N.C.; “ rst wife, Donna Conville of Ashland, Ala.; second wife, Thelma Jones, of Rose Hill, N.C.; mother, Pauline Jones Western, of Vero Beach, Fla.; sisters, Betty Ann Smith, of Fort Pierce, Fla. and Mary Jones Conrad, of Vero Beach, Fla.; grandchildren, Brady Cole Jones, Adam Wayne Jones, Jr., Dayton Levi Jones, Alyssa Renee Jones, Jackson Reed Jones, Johnson Waylon Jones, and Camden Elijah Jones; long time companion, Elaine Pickering of Okeechobee, Fla. He was preceded in death by his father, Victor C. Jones; and brother, Victor M. Jones. Services: A visitation will be held on Tuesday, September 9, 2014 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. The funeral service will be on Wednesday, September 10, 2014 at 11 a.m., both being held at Haisley Funeral Home, Fort Pierce. Burial will follow at White City Cemetery. A reception/celebration of life will follow burial. A guest book may be signed at www.haisleyfuneralhome.com. Rosco Buck Buchanan, 79OKEECHOBEE „ Rosco BuckŽ Buchanan died September 7, 2014 at the Hamrick Home. He was born November 19, 1934 in Cleveland, Virginia to Lewis and Mary Johnson Buchanan. He proudly served our country in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. A resident of Okeechobee for over 50 years, he enjoyed “ shing, auctioneering and Blue Grass. Mr. Buchanan is survived by his wife of “ ve years, Shirley Buchanan; four sons, Rosco Allen Buchanan (Kay) all of Okeechobee, Stanley Buchanan of Tyler, Texas, Danny Buchanan (Cecil) of Okeechobee and Timmy Buchanan (Angela) of Marianna, Fla.; daughter, Teresa Selph of Okeechobee; nine grandchildren; several great grandchildren; four brothers, Ed Buchanan (Betty) of Indiana, And y Buchanan of California, Roy Buchanan of Indiana and Gib Buchanan of Pennsylvania. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until services at 11 a.m., Thursday, September 11, 2014 at Buxton & Bass Okeechobee Funeral Home. 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. Vickie Elaine (Hazellief) Murphy, 57LABELLE „ Vickie Elaine (Hazellief) Murphy went home to The Lord on September 7, 2014. She was born November 10, 1956 in Fort Pierce to Doyle and Syble Hazellief. She had been a resident of Labelle for 19 years and worked with special needs children at West Glades School near Muse. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Labelle. She was preceded in death by her parents and one son, Joshua Dewayne Rigdon. She is survived by her husband of 19 years, Ronnie Murphy of Labelle; brothers, Dewaine Hazellief (Wendy) of Okeechobee, Darrell Hazellief (Bonita) of Okeechobee and Gene Allen Hazellief (Helen) of Fort Pierce; daughter, Margaret Williams (Jim) of Labelle; and two sons, Doyle Rigdon (Emily) of Palmdale and Cliff Rigdon of Okeechobee. She has three grandchildren, Tori, James, and Laine, of Labelle, as well as beloved nieces, Nicki Campbell (Chad) of Okeechobee, Ashley Arnold (Scooter), Shelene Henrion (Joe); and nephew, Travis Hazellief (Fallon). She loved as daughters, Sonja Kelly of Okeechobee, and Leigh Grafton of Laurel, Miss. She cherished the students and staff at West Glades School. Visitation will be 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Thursday, September 11, 2014 at Buxton & Bass Okeechobee Funeral Home. Funeral service will be at 10 a.m., Friday, September 12, 2014 at Buxton & Bass Okeechobee Funeral Home with Pastor Frank Deery of“ ciating. Interment will follow at Basinger 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. Obituaries 6 Okeechobee News September 10, 2014 Sign guestbooks at http://www.legacy.com FOE plans jam sessionThe Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie #4137, 9985 U.S. 441 N., is calling all musicians for a pickin and grinnin jam session and barbecue Saturday, Sept. 13 starting at 1 p.m. A yard sale will be held from 7 a.m. until 1 p.m. Barbecue chicken dinners will be available for a $5 donation. To Aerie members: Show your card and get a free dinner for membership appreciation. The event is open to the public. For information, call 863-763-2552.4-H club meeting setThe Barnyard Buddies is a small animal noncompetitive 4-H club for children 5 to 18 years of age. The “ rst meeting of this year will be held Saturday, Sept. 13 at 10 a.m. at the 4-H extension of“ ce, 458 U.S. 98 N. Enrollment forms will be available at that meeting, or at the of“ ce.Church hosting speakerDr. Ben Alpert from the Chosen People Ministries will be the guest speaker at Bassinger Christian Brethren Church Sunday, Sept. 14 at 11 a.m. Dr. Alpert will be speaking as part of the Fall Feasts of Israel program. This event is open to the public, and members of the Christian and Jewish communities are invited. Hospital hosting lectureThe Dine with the Doctors topic this month is Sepsis is Serious! This lecture will be held in the Raulerson Hospital cafeteria Tuesday, Sept. 30, with dinner being served at 4:30 p.m. for $5. The lecture is free and will start at 5 p.m. RSVP by calling 863-7639228. Community Events

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The Okeechobee County Sheriffs Of“ ce i nvestigated the following reports of crimes l ast week.ASSAULT € 8000 block of U.S. 441 S.E. € 2500 block of U.S. 98 N. € 3000 block of U.S. 98 N. € 2600 block of N.W. 53rd Terrace BURGLARY € 2000 block of S.W. 34th Terrace € 3800 block of N.W. 21st Ave. € 1500 block of N.W. 43rd Ave. € 2200 block of N.W. 42nd Ave. € 3400 block of N.W. 25th Ave. € 2400 block of N.W. 50th Ave. € 200 block of U.S. 441 S.E. € 300 block of S.W. 30th Terrace € 3200 block of N.W. 24th Ave. (vehicle) € 3900 block of N.W. 23rd Ave. € 3900 block of N.W. 19th Ave. (vehicle) € 3700 block of N.W. 19th Ave. (vehicle) € 3900 block of N.W. 19th Ave. (vehicle) CRIMINAL MISCHIEF € 2200 block of N.W. 32nd Drive FRAUD € 2700 block of U.S. 441 S.E. € 17900 block of U.S. 98 N. THEFT € 2800 block of S.E. 36th Ave. € 2700 block of N.W. 53rd Terrace € 1100 block of N.W. 106th St. € 2400 block of S.E. 24th Blvd. € 4800 block of U.S. 441 S.E. € 1800 block of S.W. 23rd Terrace € 100 block of S.W. 19th Ave. € 8600 block of S.E. 59th Drive € 12300 block of N.E. 112th St. € 3300 block of N.W. 18th St. € 12300 block of N.W. 112th St. € 7500 block of U.S. 441 S.E. OCSO Investigations REHAB THERAPY/ NURSING HOME We Love to We Love to Care! Care! Okeechobee Okeechobee Health Care Facility Health Care Facility1646 U.S. Highway 441 North 863-763-2226Five-Star Rated Family-Owned &Operated, OHCF has been Providing Rehab & Residential Care to Okeechobee & the Surrounding Communities Since 1984€Rehab, Physical, Occupational, Speech and Out-Patient Therapy €Long-Term Nursing Care Available 7 Days a Week/24 Hours a Day €Secure Dementia and Alzheimers Memory-Care Wing €Delicious Dietitian-Planned MealsStimulating &Fun Daily Activities OPHTHALMOLOGY/ OPTOMETRY/OPTICAL 520 S.Parrott Ave. € Okeechobee Website:www.opticalgalleryeyecare.comOptical Gallery 763-4334763-3403 357-4899Medicare/Medicaid and Most VisionPlans Accepted Comprehensive Eye and Contact Lens Exams Advanced Cataract Microsurgery Diabetic Eye Exams Glaucoma Evaluation & Treatment State of the Art Complete Optical Laboratory Eyeglasses & Contact Lenses Richard L. Soldinger, O.D. David J. Underill, O.D. Board Certified Optometrists Silviano Matamoros, M.D. Board Certified Eye Physician & Surgeon UROLOGY DAVID A. SIGALOW, M.D.Board Certi“ ed In UrologySpecializing in: € Adult & Pediatric Urology € Bladder & Kidney Infections € Impotence/Implants € No Scalpel Vasectomy 215 N.E. 19th Dr. • Okeechobee 863-763-0217 Available Now!The 2013 – 2014 Medical Information Guidespecialsections.newszap.com 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. 763-6905 Y Y o u r L a r g e s t F e n c e P o s t S u p p l i e r i n S o u t h F l o r i d a 763-6905 T h e W o r k s A l l S i z e s P o s t s S t a p l e sG a u c h o A l l i g a t o r F e n c eW a l p o l e F e e d & S u p p l y C o 7 6 3 6 9 0 5 Hwy 98 N. Okeechobee 7 Okeechobee News September 10, 2014 By Eric KoppOkeechobee News A teenage girl with a penchant for running away from the Youth Treatment Center on U.S. 441 North has been arrested for allegedly kicking a director of that program in the face as he tried to wake her for breakfast. Daniela Alzate, 15, was arrested Saturday, Sept. 6, on a felony charge of battery on a detention or commitment staff member. She was booked into the Okeechobee County Jail then taken to the St. Lucie Regional Detention Center in Fort Pierce. Alzate was just in the news a couple of w eeks ago when she and another 15-yearold girl at the program ran away. They apparently ran from the facility sometime Tuesday, Aug. 26. The facility is located at 42660 U.S. 441 N. Both girls were recovered early Saturday, A ug. 30, in Lantana by the Lantana Police Department. According to an arrest report by Deputy Bart Potter, of the Okeechobee County Sheriffs Of“ ce (OCSO), Alzate has run from the youth facility at least three times. Her most recent brush with the law came about after the male victim and a female staff member tried to get Alzate out of bed for breakfast around 10 a.m. Saturday. When the victim told her it was time to get up and that breakfast was ready, Alzate reportedly cursed, began to swing at him and then kicked him in the jaw area. Deputy Potter indicated the victim later went to a hospital because his jaw was hurting. The two staff members were able to pin the girl to the ” oor, stated the report. Deputy Potter went on to state in his report that the sheriffs of“ ce has dealt with Alzate “ ve times, including the three times she has ” ed the facility, since Aug. 25. Teen kicked man in face, said deputy Daniela Alzate NOPE plans annual vigilThe NOPE Task Force will host its eighth annual National Candle Light Vigil on Thursday, Oct. 23, in Okeechobee County. The deadline for accepting memorial wall photo submissions is Oct. 1. Memorial photos can be submitted through the NOPE website at nopetaskforce.org; or, by contacting Connie Curry at 863-763-3117, ext. 5022.

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9 Okeechobee News September 10, 2014 Okeechobee News: Celebrating our Centennial! Okeechobee News: Celebrating our Centennial! From the Okeechobee News Aug. 25, 1944 From the Okeechobee News Aug. 25 1944 Gov. LeRoy Collins Thursday asked President Eisenhower to add Okeechobee to seven counties in South Florida eligible for an emergency cattle feed program because of rain damage. Collins Wednesday asked the president for the program in Highlands, Glades, Hendry, Collier, DeSoto, Charlotte and Lee Counties after the U.S. Department of Agriculture disaster committee for the state declared the areas entitled to federal assistance. In a telegram to the President, Collins said, “I am advised ... that pasture lands in Okeechobee county are in a similarly ooded condition as the seven counties listed in my telegram of Jan. 8.” From the pages of the Okeechobee News, Jan. 17, 1958OKEECHOBEE RELIEF ASKED Mayor H.H. Raulerson is in receipt of a letter from the Interstate Commerce Commission of Washington, D.C., in which they state they will hold a public hearing in Okeechob ee on October 5 concerning the Florida East Coast Railway Company and their desire to discontinue that part of their railroad known as the Okeechobee Branch. The meeting will be held at the court house b eginning at 9:30 o’clock in the morning. There has developed much opposition to the move to discontinue train service on this line and recently a meeting was held at Orlando where committees were formed to gather information to be produced at the commission hearing. Another such meeting will be held at Kissimmee tomorrow with a view of getting all facts ready for the hearing. A large number of citizens from many sections of the state will be on hand for the hearing here in October. From the pages of the Okeechobee News, August 25, 1944Interstate Commerce Commission Will Hold Meeting On Abandoning F.E.C.

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SeasonalBus Driver Seasonal Position (6 to 9 months) ECMHSP is now accepting applications for Bus Driver for a Migrant Head Start Program. Responsible for providing transportation for children Preferred : High School Diploma or GED, Commercial Driving License (class A or B), with P & S endorsement. School Bus Driver Certi cate of Training and documented years of experience driving a bus. Accepted: High School Diploma or GED, Commercial Driving License (class A or 8), with P & S endorsement. School Bus Driver Certi cate of Training Starting salary $12.32 15.01. Personal Leave and employer-matched retirement plan. Call 252-234-7108/ fax resume 252-234-1635 Bus Monitor Seasonal Position (6 to 9 months) ECMHSP is now accepting applications for Bus Monitor(s) for a Migrant Head Start Program. Responsible for ensuring children’s safety on the bus and providing an environment, which is conducive to the optimum development of each child while they are being transported. Serve as liaison between center and families, maintaining on-going communication between the center and families. Preferred: High School Diploma/GED and CDL. Accepted: High School Diploma/GED. Starting salary $8.66 10.34. Personal Leave and employer-matched retirement plan. Call 252-234-7108/ fax resume 252-234-1635 How do you find a job in todays competitive market? In the employment section of the classifieds SeasonalMonitor de autobus o De 6 a 9 meses cada temporada ECMHSP esta aceptando solicitudes de empleo para el puesto de monitor de autobus para un programa de Migrant Head Start. Tendra la responsabilidad de asegurarse de la seguridad de los ni os en el autobus y proveer un ambiente adecuado para el 6ptimo desarrollo de cada ni o mientras son transportados. Ademas servira coma enlace entre el centro y las familias manteniendo una comunicaci6n continua entre el centro y las familias. Se pre ere: Diploma de escuela secundaria/GED y COL. Se acepta: Diploma de escuela secundaria/GED. Salario inicial $8.66 -10.34. Se ofrece permiso personal, pemliso por enfermedad y benecios de retiro con contribuci6n del empleador Call 252-234-7108/ fax resume 252-234-1635 When doing those chores is doing you in, its time to look for a helper in the classifieds. 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. 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. How fast can your car go? It can go even faster when you sell it in the classifieds. Shop here first! The classified ads 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. Financial ServicesEARN INCOME BY REFERRING BUSINESS OWNERS IN NEED OF FINANCING EQUIPMENT OR WORKING CAPITAL. COMMISSIONS PAID UPON CLOSING. MONEY FINANCIAL (800) 256 2988 Ext 200 Your next job could be in todays classifieds. Did you look for it? Join all the people who say, I sold it in the classifieds.Ž Your new home could be in todays paper. Have you looked for it? 10 Okeechobee News September 10, 2014

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Okeechobee Special Improve your appearance, your condence, and your self esteem. Enhance your breast, atten your tummy or shed unwanted fat. Let us help you look and feel your very best!(863) 623-5346 | 114 N Parrott Ave€ Breast Li starting at $3,950 € Breast Enlargement (saline) $3,700 € Breast Enlargement (silicone) $4,700 € Tummy Tuck starting at $4,750 € Liposuction starting at $2,950 11 Okeechobee News September 10, 2014 Special to the Okeechobee NewsRotary hosts guest speakerArt Ciasca, of Suncoast Mental Health Center, Inc. was the guest speaker at the Rotary Club of Okeechobee on Sept. 2. Suncoast has provided a spectrum of services to the four-county area of Indian River, Martin, Okeechobee and St. Lucie counties for several decades. Their primary focus has been adolescent treatment, mostly from school referrals. Recently, due to public demand, they have included adult services except case management. Left to right is Rotary president Rob Willson and Suncoast CEO Art Ciasca. Special to the Okeechobee News/ Sandy PerryAnnual Prayer Walk Members of the community met Tuesday at the Freshman Campus for the annual Prayer Walk sponsored by the Okeechobee Ministerial Association (OMA) to pray for the schools, teachers, students, support personnel, parents and administrators in that area: School Board District Of“ ce, Faith Academy, Okeechobee Christian Academy and Rock Solid Academy. Left to right are: Reverend Richard Barker-Westside Christian Church/ Okeechobee Correctional Institute; Rebecca Wyatt; Roxy Wyatt; Shawna Peacock; Ayden Peacock; Grace Frank; Heaven Peacock; Anthony Metcalf; Reverend Jim Dawson and Reverend Dr. Edward Weiss. Not pictured is Reverend Immoline Harris. Special to the Okeechobee News/ CESStudents of the weekCentral Elementary School would like to congratulate their students of the week for the week of Sept. 5: Maria Cruz-Diaz, Iyaura McNeill, Dakota Babineau, Rhaneca Coleman, Charles Boles, Ty Neicher, Roxana Torres Ruiz, Audra Friend, Ashlyn Burdeshaw, Mason Joiner, Ayden Hernandez, Natalie Willis, Michelle Campos, Jaleik Bri“ l, Riley Rider, Aaliyah Bri“ l, Alondra Aguirre, Jonah Allen, Cayden Durrance, Shyla Aguirre, Ingrid Bustos, Kendranique Wiggins, Brian Estrada, Ella Bostwick, Rafaela Jimenez, Vincent Cantalini, Ariyanna Curley, Cody James, Ashlynn Hayden, Emma Harper, Teana Williams, Alondra Godines, Jose Ordonez, Omar Gonzalez, Ryan Thomas, Emery Soto, Denice Garcia, Diana Rodriguez, Rosalinda Caballero, Lilian Medrano, A.J. Olvera, Summer McGlamory, Diana Rodriguez, Lilian Medrano, Faith Casselton and Blake Hollister. Special to the Okeechobee NewsWM employees give backWaste Management employees donated their time to help Marthas House. The playhouse pictured was built by senior district manager Tony Bishop and painted by public affairs representative Teresa Chandler. Materials for the project were donated by Home Depot, W & W Lumber and Waste Management. Curtains were made by WMs Dawne Pressendo. Marthas House will soon have playhouses for sale which will help with costs of services they provide. For information, call Jonathan Bean at 863-763-2893. Pictured: Home Depots Jim Hazen, Marthas House executive director Jonathan Bean, WM public affairs arepresentative Teresa Chandler and WM senior district manager Tony Bishop. Not pictured is W & W Lumbers John Hartis.

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Computer/ SuppliesLENOVO COMPUTER, WIRELESS COMBO, 21.5” MONITOR, KEY BOARD, HP PRINTER DRAGON, WINDOWS 7 PROFESSIONAL, CENTURY LINK MODEM 64 BIT INTELIT, 468 MEMORY COST $1,196.11 ASKING $550.00 10 MONTHS OLD 863-467-1046 Health & Reducing EquipmentMOBILITY SCOOTER EXCELLENT CONDITION, $250.00, HOSPITAL BED $150.00, MANUAL TREADMILL $50.00, EXERCISE BIKE $25.00 CALL 863-763-6358 Houses Rent3/1 UNFURNISHEDWASHER & DRYERDISHWASHER-TILE FLOORS THRU OUT-COMMUNITY POOL/TENNIS COURT-1ST & DEPOSIT. CALL 863-467-4371 3BD/1BA HOUSE ON 1 ACRE, CERAMIC TILE FLOORS, NEW CABINETS & COUNTER TOPS. NO PETS. FIRST, LAST & SECURITY $850.00 A MONTH 863-634-2820 GREAT LOCATION NEWER 3/2 TAYLOR CREEK ISLES, APPLIANCES INCLUDED, FENCED YARD, SCREENED PORCH, SPLIT FLOOR PLAN, 2 CAR GARAGE, LARGE CONCRETE DRIVEWAY, EXCELLENT CONDITION $1,300.00 PER MONTH CALL 863-467-9250 LINDA OR 519-746-3776 JIM IN TOWN, 3BD/1BA CBS HOUSE IN GREAT LOCATION. CENTRAL A/C AND HEAT, NICE CORNER LOT, CARPORT. $700/MO. 1ST, LAST & $500 SEC. NON SMOKING. 863-634-8942 Large, clean, 4bd, 2 story home, 2800sq.ft. under air (built in 2006) 2bath + on suite, double car garage, screened porch, large fenced yard, new appliances, large kitchen. $1250/mo + sec. depCall: (863)467-9250 or (519)746-4844 or dhmcara@hotmail.com Houses RentNICE 3BD /1BA CENTRAL AIR AND HEAT, WASHER AND DRYER HOOK UP, LARGE YARD, LOCATED IN A QUIET NEIGHBORHOOD $750.00 MO. CALL 561-506-9638 OAK PARK: 2BR, 1BA for rent, circle drive, new appliances. $700 mo. Call 863-467-1466 OKEE In Town 2 1/2 br./1ba ., & 2br./2ba. (Screened porch, W/D) both have Lawn Service. Non Smoking. Sm pet ok. both $750 mo. 1st, last & $500 sec. (941) 504-3954 OKEECHOBEE Country Hills Estates. Unique post and beam house on private 5 acre lot. 2bd one in loft, 2 ba., lrg. screen room, screened balcony with hot tub, all appliances, include W/D, $1400. mth. 708-218-8227. OKEECHOBEE 3BR, 2BA, CBS house, all tile, fenced yard a (1 small pet ok) $800 mo. + 1st, last & sec. dep. Refs. needed. Call 561-596-1344 On Rim Canal Newly renovated Brick Home. 3br./2 1/2 ba. 1 garage. Boat dock & deck. $895mo. 772-359-1640 Office Space Rent “Time To Move In Is Now” First 2 Months Free“Next to Court House” Commercial Space, 500 SF and up. 863-467-0651 Mobile Home RentFOR RENT 55 & OLDER PARK, RV TRAILER $150.00 DEPOSIT, $350.00/MO. PLUS ELECTRIC 863-763-7164 FORT DRUM 5 acres, small pond creek, 2BR, 2BA Trailer, $1,600 down 1st, last + deposit. $650 monthly (772) 464-9226 Mobile Home RentFOR RENT REMODELED MOBILE HOME $700.00/MO. MOVES YOU IN, CLOSE TO TOWN. ALSO 2 EMPTY LOTS AVAILABLE $350.00/MO. ALL UTILITIES INCLUDED ON WATER. CALL 863-801-6993 ASK FOR BILLY Campers/RVsWanted all Travel Trailers, Motor Homes and Fifth Wheels. Any Condition, Cash paid on the spot Call 941-347-7171 Automobiles2011 S.E.L. FORD FUSION, WHITE, ONE OWNER, LOW MILES, LOADED, EXCELLENT CONDITION, 6 CYL. MUST SELL $14,000.00 CALL 214-336-7562 Office Space Rent Autos WantedCASH FOR CARS No Title Needed, Any Condition. 268junk.com Located in Okeechobee Call (863)268-5865 Sport Utility1998 FORD MOUNTAINEER SUV, RUNS, V-8, ALUMINUM WHEELS, A/C WORKS, ALL WHEEL DRIVE $700.00 863-357-3313 Public NoticeNOTICE OF LIVESTOCK SALE BY OKEECHOBEE COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE To Whom It May Concern: You are hereby noti ed that the following described livestock; One Mini Paint Stud Horse approximately 7 years old. Is now impounded at Okeechobee Animal Control, 707 NW 6th Street, Okeechobee, Florida 34972 for cost of advertisement. The above described livestock will, unless redeemed within 3 days from date hereof, be offered for sale at public auction to the highest and best bidder for cash. Dated this 8th day of Spetember 2014. Paul C. May Sheriff Okeechobee County, Florida 467185 ON 9/10/2014 PUBLIC NOTICE PUBLIC AVAILABILITY OF HAZARDOUS MATERIALS INFORMATION Pursuant to Section 324 of the Emergency Planning and Community Rightto-Know act of 1986 (EPCRA), the following information is available to the public upon request during normal business hours by contacting the Florida, District VII, Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC) for Hazardous Materials. Hazardous Material Safety Data Sheets Facility Hazardous Chemical Inventory Forms Section 304 Chemical Release Follow-up Noti cations District VII, LEPC Hazardous Materials Emergency Plan The District VII LEPC services residents of DeSoto, Hardee, Highlands, Okeechobee, and Polk Counties. EPCRA requires that any business that regularly uses, handles, or stores certain hazardous chemicals register with State and local regulatory agencies. If you have never registered or wish to verify your requirement to register, contact the LEPC at the address or phone number listed below. If you have previously complied, be sure your noti cations are current penalties for non-compliance are severe. To obtain noti cation information or to learn more about EPCRA, please contact: Florida District VII LEPC 555 East Church Street P.O. Box 2089 Bartow, Florida 33831 863-534-7130 ext. 107 467143 ON 09/10/2014 NOTICE OF SHERIFF’S SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a WRIT OF EXECUTION issued by the County Court of Okeechobee County, Florida, on the 11th day of July, 2014, in the cause wherein CACH, LLC Plaintiff and CLINTON B CHAPMAN Defendant(s), being Case No. 13000143CCAXMX in the said Court, I Paul C. May, as Sheriff of Okeechobee County, Florida, have this day levied upon all of the right, title and interest of the Defendant CLINTON B CHAPMAN in and to the following described personal property lying and situate in Okeechobee County, Florida to wit: DESCRIPTION OF PROPERTY 2005 WHITE CHEVROLET SILVERADO 1500 VIN # 1GCEK19V55E296101 I shall offer the above described personal property for sale subject to all prior liens and encumbrances if any, on the 23rd day of September, 2014 at 10:00 AM, or as soon as possible thereafter at the Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Of ce, 504 N.W. 4th Street, Okeechobee, Florida and will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash, all right, title, and interest of said Defendant CLINTON B CHAPMAN in said property. Vehicle may be seen one hour prior to sale at BMJ Towing 414 S. Parrott Ave., Okeechobee, FL 34974. Dated at Okeechobee, Florida this 18th day of August, 2014. Paul C. May, Sheriff Okeechobee County In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, persons with disabilities needing a special accommodation to participate in the proceeding should contact Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Of ce not later than seven days prior to the proceeding at 863-763-3117, ext. 5028. 466867 ON 8/20,27;9/3.10/2014 OKEECHOBEE COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD POLICY In accordance with the Administrative Procedures Act, Chapter 120, Florida Statutes, notice is hereby given that the Okeechobee County School Board will consider amendment of the School Board policies listed below at their meeting on Tuesday, October 14, 2014, at 6:00 p.m., in Room 303 of the School Board Administrative Of ce at 700 S.W. Second Avenue, Okeechobee. A copy of the proposed revision is available in the Superintendent’s Of ce, Room 307, 700 S.W. 2nd Avenue, Okeechobee. Amendment of Board Policy 7.22 Fund-Raising for School Projects and Activities I. This policy provides general guidelines for fund-raising projects. II. The proposed revision is necessary to comply with USDA regulations regarding the sale of food to students. III. Legal authority for this policy is F.S. 1001.42. Laws implemented are F.S. 1001.51, 1006.02, 1010.07; USDA 5P-1.003. IV. This policy amendment will not affect individuals from an economic standpoint. Amendment of Board Policy 8.25 Safe Operation of District-Owned School Buses and other District-Owned Vehicles I. This policy provides procedures for the safe operation of District-owned buses and vehicles. II. The proposed revision is necessary to re ect current practice regarding consequences for driving infractions. III.Legal authority for this policy is F.S. 1001.41, 1001.42. Laws implemented are F.S. 316.008, 316.065, 1006.22; State Board of Education Rule 6A-3.0141(8). IV.This policy amendment will not affect individuals from an economic standpoint. Ken Kenworthy Superintendent of Schools 467184 ON 9/10/2014 Public Notice Public NoticePUBLIC NOTICE CONSIDERATION OF A PROPOSED SPECIAL EXCEPTION A PUBLIC HEARING will be held before the City of Okeechobee Board of Adjustment and Appeals on Thursday, September 18, 2014 at 6:00 p.m. or as soon thereafter as possible, at City Hall, 55 SE 3rd Ave, Council Chambers, Rm 200, Okeechobee, Florida. The agenda is available on the City website www.cityofokeechobee.com, or contact the General Services Department, pburnette@cityofokeechobee.com, 863-763-3372 x 218. Under consideration is Special Exception Petition No. 14-006-SE, submitted by Mr. Joel Perez, on behalf of property owner Seacoast National Bank, to allow a house of worship, on a lot less than ve acres within a Residential Single-Family One (RSF-1) Zoning District, Ref. Code Book Section 90-103(5). The proposed use is for a house of worship. Property is located at 1007 SW 4th Street, Legal: Lots 1 to 10 of Block 9, Southwest Addition to Okeechobee, Plat Book 2, Page 7, Okeechobee County public records, and is approximately 1.634 acres. All members of the public are encouraged to attend and participate in said Hearing. The entire petition may be inspected during regular business hours, Mon-Fri, 8am-4:30pm, except for holidays. The Board of Adjustment and Appeals serves as the decision making body (quasi-judicial), on behalf of the City, to approve or deny Special Exceptions. ANY PERSON DECIDING TO APPEAL any decision made by the Board with respect to any matter considered at this meeting will need to ensure a verbatim record of the proceeding is made and the record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal will be based. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), any person with a disability as dened by the ADA, that needs special accommodation to participate in this proceeding, contact the General Services Of ce no later than two business days prior to proceeding, 863-763-3372. BE ADVISED that should you intend to show any document, picture, video or items to the Board in support or opposition to any item on the agenda; a copy of the document, picture, video, or item must be provided to the Board Secretary for the City’s records. by: Brian Whitehall, Zoning Administrator Petition No. 14-006-SE 467049 ON 9/3,10/2014 PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE LAND DEVELOPMENT REGULATION TEXT AMENDMENT A PUBLIC HEARING will be held before the City of Okeechobee Planning Board, meeting as the Local Planning Agency on Thursday, September 18, 2014 at 6 PM or as soon thereafter as possible, at City Hall, 55 SE 3rd Ave, Rm 200, Okeechobee, FL., to consider and receive input on amending the Code of Ordinances, Subpart B Land Development Regulations, as submitted by Donna Wildes d/b/a Beasts and Barbells, LLC, Application No. 14-001-TA. The amendment is proposing to add Personal Services to the existing list of permitted uses allowed within the Commercial Professional Of ce (CPO) Zoning District (Ref. Code Section 90-222). The de nition of Services, Personal is as follows, per Code Section 66-1: An establishment primarily engaged in providing services involving the care of a person or his or her personal goods or apparel. These include barbershop, beauty shop, clothes cleaning and repair, nail care, pawnshop, reducing salons and health clubs, shoe repair, tailor, and similar uses not primarily offering a product for sale. The Planning Board will issue a recommendation on Application No. 14-001-TA, that will be forwarded to the City Council for consideration at the September 30 and October 21 meetings. All interested parties are encouraged to attend. Please contact General Services at 863-763-3372, or website, cityofokeechobee.com, to obtain a copy of the agenda. The proposed amendment may be reviewed at the address above during regular business hours, Mon-Fri, 8am-4:30pm, except for holidays. ANY PERSON DECIDING TO APPEAL any decision made by the Planning Board with respect to any matter considered at this meeting will need to ensure a verbatim record of the proceeding is made and the record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal will be based. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), any person with a disability as de ned by the ADA, that needs special accommodation to participate in this proceeding, contact the General Services Of ce no later than two business days prior to proceeding, 863-763-3372. BE ADVISED that should you intend to show any document, picture, video or items to the Planning Board in support or opposition to any item on the agenda; a copy of the document, picture, video, or item must be provided to the Board Secretary for the City’s records. BY: Brian Whitehall, Zoning Administrator Application No. 14-001-TA 467050 ON 9/3,10/2014 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 2012 CA 474 THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON TRUST COMPANY, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION FKA THE BANK OF NEW YORK TRUST COMPANY, N.A. SUCCESSOR TO JPMORGAN CHASE BANK N.A. FOR RAMP 2004-RS4, Plaintiff, MARY LEE WRIGHT; ESTATE OF JAMES WRIGHT; 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 Summary Judgment. Final Judgment was awarded on in Civil Case No. 2012 CA 474, of the Circuit Court of the NINETEENTH Judicial Circuit in and for OKEECHOBEE County, Florida, wherein, THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON TRUST COMPANY, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION FKA THE BANK OF NEW YORK TRUST COMPANY, N.A. SUCCESSOR TO JPMORGAN CHASE BANK N.A. FOR RAMP 2004-RS4 is the Plaintiff, and MARY LEE WRIGHT; ESTATE OF JAMES WRIGHT; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF MARY LEE WRIGHT; ATTORNEY FOR THE INDEPENDENT SAVING PLAN COMPANY; THE INDEPENDENT SAVINGS PLAN COMPANY D/B/A ISPC, are Defendants. The clerk of the court Sharon Robertson will sell to the highest bidder for cash 11:00 AM on the 1st day of October, 2014 in the Jury Assembly Room on the 2nd oor at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center located at 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 34972, the following described real property as set forth in said Final Summary Judgment, to wit: LOT 21 AND THE WEST 1/2 OF LOT 22, BLOCK 24, OKEECHOBEE, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 2, PAGE 17, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF ST. LUCIE COUNTY, FLORIDA, A COPY OF SAID PLAT BEING ALSO RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 1, PAGE 10, 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. Dated this 30th day of May, 2014. SHARON ROBERTSON CLERK OF THE COURT BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk Aldridge I Connors, LLP, Attorney for Plaintiff(s) 7000 West Palmetto Park Rd., Suite 307 Boca Raton, FL 33433 Phone: 561.392.6391 Fax: 561-392-6965If 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 711.465743 ON 9/3,10/2014 Public Notice Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION CASE NO. 47-2013-CA-000250 NATIONSTAR MORTGAGE LLC, Plaintiff, VS. RODNEY B. FORREST, MARIA E. FORREST, KINGS BAY HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC., NATIONAL CITY BANK, UNKNOWN TENANT IN POSSESSION 1, UNKNOWN TENANT IN POSSESSION 2, Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Summary Final Judgment o f Foreclosure led August 20, 2014 entered in Civil Case No. 47-2013CA-000250 of the Circuit Court of the NINETEENTH Judicial Circuit in and for Okeechobee County, Okeechobee, Florida, the Clerk of Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the Jury Assembly Room, 2nd Floor of the Okeechobee Judicial Center, 312 Northwest 3rd Street, Okeechobee, FL. 34972 in accordance with Chapter 45, Florida Statutes on the 8th day of October, 2014 at 11:00 AM on the following described property as set forth in said Summary Final Judgment, to-wit: Lot 21, Block 5, King’s Bay, according to the Plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 5, Pages 91 to 94, inclusive, of the Public Records of Okeechobee County, Florida. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens, must le a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated this 22nd day of August, 2014. SHARON ROBERTSON CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT As Clerk of the Court BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Cler k MCCALLA RAYMER, LLC, ATTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF 110 SE 6TH STREET FORT LAUDERDALE, FL 33301 (407) 674-1850If 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. 467007 ON 9/10,17/2014 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY CIVIL DIVISION Case No: 47-2014-CA-000002-CAAX-MX SPECIALIZED LOAN SERVICING LLC Plaintiff, VS.UNKNOWN HEIRS OF JAMES EDWARD PETRICK, NOW DECEASED, et al. Defendant(s), NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to a Final Summary Judgment o f Foreclosure entered in the abovestyled case, I will sell the property located in OKEECHOBEE County, Florida, described as: LOT 15, LESS THE NORTH 19 FEET THEREOF AND THE NORTH 38 FEET OF LOT 14, BLOCK 18, A REVISED AND ADDITION TO PLAT OF CONNERS GABLES, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 15, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. Property address: 822 SE 37th Terrace, Okeechobee, FL 34974 at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash, in THE JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM OF THE OKEECHOBEE COUNTY JUDICIAL CENTER, 312 NW 3RD STREET, 2ND FLOOR, OKEECHOBEE, FL 34972, beginning at 11:00 A.M. on the 8th day of October, 2014. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens, must le a claim within 60 days after the sale. Witness, my hand and seal of this court on the 22nd day of August, 2014. SHARON ROBERTSON CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Cler k Law Of ces of Daniel C. Consuegra 9204 King Palm Drive Tampa, FL 33619-1328 Attorneys for Plaintiff 467008 ON 9/10,17/2014 12 Okeechobee News September 10, 2014

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Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION CASE NO. 13000469CAAXMX FEDERAL NATIONAL MORTGAGE ASSOCIATION (“FNMA”)” Plaintiff, VS. FRAN P. FRAZER, AS PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE OF THE ESTATE OF CARL FRAZER, DECEASED; JOHN EARL FRAZER, HEIR OF THE ESTATE OF ROBERT CARL FRAZER, DECEASED; CYNTHIA JOAN BETTS, HEIR OF THE ESTATE OF ROBERT CARL FRAZER, DECEASED; EVAN FRAZER, AS HEIR OF THE ESTATE OF LARRY HAYES FRAZER, DECEASED, BENEFICIARY OF THE ESTATE OF ROBERT CARL FRAZER, DECEASED; EVAN FRAZER, AS PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE OF THE ESTATE OF LARRY HAYES, FRAZER, DECEASED, BENEFICIARY OF THE ESTATE OF ROBERT CARL FRAZER, DECEASED; UNKNOWN TENANT # 1; UNKNOWN TENANT # 2” Defendant(s). NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated Ausust 20, 2014_, and entered in 13000469CAAXMX of the Circuit Court of the NINETEENTH Judicial Circuit in and for Okeechobee County, Florida, wherein FEDERAL NATIONAL MORTGAGE ASSOCIATION (“FNMA”), is the Plaintiff and FRAN P. FRAZER, AS PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE OF THE ESTATE OF CARL FRAZER, DECEASED; JOHN EARL FRAZER, HEIR OF THE ESTATE OF ROBERT CARL FRAZER, DECEASED; CYNTHIA JOAN BETTS, HEIR OF THE ESTATE OF ROBERT CARL FRAZER, DECEASED; EVAN FRAZER, AS HEIR OF THE ESTATE OF LARRY HAYES FRAZER, DECEASED, BENEFICIARY OF THE ESTATE OF ROBERT CARL FRAZER, DECEASED; EVAN FRAZER, AS PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE OF THE ESTATE OF LARRY HAYES, FRAZER, DECEASED, BENEFICIARY OF THE ESTATE OF ROBERT CARL FRAZER, DECEASED; 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, FL 34972, at 11:00 AM, on October 08, 2014, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: LOT 128 IN TREASURE ISLAND, UNIT 6, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, AT PAGE 57 OF THE OFFICIAL RECORD 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 26th day of August, 2014. Sharon Robertson As Clerk of the Court BY: Sandra L. Creech As Deputy Clerk IMPORTANT If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Corrie Johnson, ADA Coordinator, 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711.467034 ON 9/10,17/2014 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 47-2008-CA-000710 CHASE HOME FINANCE LLC, Plaintiff, VS. PEDRO DIAZ et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF RESCHEDULED FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order Rescheduling Foreclosure Sale dated August 25, 2014 and entered in Case NO. 47-2008CA-000710 of the Circuit Court of the NINETEENTH Judicial Circuit in and for OKEECHOBEE County, Florida wherein CHASE HOME FINANCE LLC, is the Plaintiff and PEDRO DIAZ; ODALYS SOCA; 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 8th day of October, 2014, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: LOT 21, BLOCK 57, BASSWOOD 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 3354 NW 38TH AVENUE, OKEECHOBEE, FL 349720000 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 August 26, 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 F08110021 NUTTER-FNMA-R-ataranoff-Team 4-F08110021If 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. 467036 ON 9/10,17/2014 Public Notice When you want something sold, advertise in the classifieds. Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA Case No.: 472011CA000414CAAXMX BANK OF AMERICA, N.A. Plaintiff, v. KENNETH W. HARRIS; NICHOLAS J. FUSCO; MARY E. HAGOOD; ALBERT R. FUSCO; 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 NICHOLAS J. FUSCO NKA CARLA FUSCO; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF KENNETH W. HARRIS NKA JENNY HARRIS; SHERMAN WOOD RANCHES HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION INC.; Defendant(s). NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order of Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated May 21, 2014, entered in Civil Case No. 472011CA000414CAAXMX 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 1st day of October, 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 2, in Sherman Wood Ranches, according to the Plat thereof, recorded in Plat Book 7, Page 61, 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 22nd day of May, 2014. SHARON ROBERTSON CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA BY: SANDRA L. CREECH DEPUTY CLERK 465618 ON 9/3,10/2014 Public Notice The Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Of ce is advertising four (4) Frigid 5 ton a/c units as per Florida State Statute 705.103. If the owner does not claim/ identify said items within the two (2) week period that this item is advertised, they will be forfeited to this agency. For questions regarding this item contact Kathleen Watson at 863-763-3117 Monday through Friday between the hours of 8am and 5pm. 467190 ON 9/10/2014 Its never too late to find the perfect gift. Look for it in the classifieds. Get a quick response to any item you may be selling with a classified ad. Public Notice 13 Okeechobee News September 10, 2014 Crossword Puzzle ACROSS 1 Little Red BookŽ chairman 4 Hardly enough 9 Online memo 14 School URL ending 15 Like most white bears 16 Bedsheet material 17 Body art, briefly 18 *Mood 20 Self-images 22 Scornful look 23 One of a Valentines Day dozen 24 Vandalizes 26 Made amends 28 Map that may show land subdivisions 29 Longed (for) 31 Conger catcher 33 River through Russia 34 Auburn rival in the SEC 37 *Philatelists prize possession 40 Salary 41 Author Joyce Carol __ 42 One of Indias official languages 43 Hang in midair 44 Surrender, as territory 45 Words that attract shoppers 48 Nothing-to-do feeling 51 Planted 52 Equip with new weapons 55 Lass of La Mancha: Abbr. 56 Store posting, and what the first words of the answers to starred clues could literally be doing 59 __ now or neverŽ 60 Put on the radio 61 Waited-for show character who never showed 62 Pet doc 63 Angling gear 64 Signs of things to come 65 EMTs destinations DOWN 1 Doled (out) 2 Old saw 3 *Like a baseball fouled into the seats 4 Tanning lotion letters 5 Constricting garment 6 Greenspan and Ladd 7 Title 8 Genealogical chart 9 Santa subordinate 10 Idiot 11 Bermuda veggie 12 On edge 13 Concluded 19 Southern California county 21 Witch trials setting 25 Commuting convenience 27 One working with pupils 29 Gondola helmsman 30 Pandoras boxful 31 So-called sixth sense 32 Letter after zeta 33 Go to the polls 34 *Solid baseball hit 35 Ready-to-go lawn starter 36 Prefix with cycle38 Spot for spelunkers 39 In-and-out ocean phenomena 43 Gretels brother 44 Ordinary 45 Actors prize 46 I kid you not!Ž 47 Took an oath 48 Woman often followed by a train 49 Aquatic frolicker 50 Sail supports 53 Frozen waffle brand 54 Quark locale 57 SSNs, e.g. 58 UFO crew, supposedly By David W. 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14 Okeechobee News September 10, 2014 Trust Quartet, singing gather style four-part harmony are scheduled to perform in concert on Saturday, Sept. 20, at 7 p.m. at the Seventh Day Adventist Church 412 N.W. 6th St. Okeechobee Missionary Baptist Church, 4212 U.S. 441 N., will host a youth program for the 2014-2015 school year every Wednesday at 7 p.m. There are youth classes for pre-school through 12th grade. Haven of Rest Church 912 N.W. Second St., would like to invite all to a weekly Bible study and or youth service every Thursday at 7 p.m. For more information call Pastor Tom Velie at 863-3573053. 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, call 863-7631699. Their website is oakviewbaptist.com. The Gathering Church 1735 S.W. 24th Ave., invites all to attend Living FreeŽ a Christian recovery group for women on Tuesday nights at 7 p.m. For more information, contact Pastor Theresa Brown at 863-3574418. 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. Note: An Okeechobee Church Directory is now available at Florida.Newszap. com with addresses and service times fo r local churches, or go to www.newszap. com/okeechobeechurches. Send additions or corrections for the online directory to okeenews@newszap.com, or “ ll out the form provided on the website. The Okeechobee News welcomes news from area churches fo r this weekly column. E-mail okeenews@newszap. com. Okeechobee churches host special programs Church provides backpacks for kidsThe Church of God of Prophecy gave out backpacks “ lled with school supplies to each student that attends Seminole Elementary during the schools Aug. 14 open house. At right, Wonda Woodham and Sidney Barber, of Church of God of Prophecy, wait for the “ rst graders at Seminole Elementary to come and get their backpack “ lled with school supplies. Below left, Tammy Sweeney and Audrey Turbeville, of Church of God of Prophecy, prepare the new toothbrush packets to be handed out to each student. Toothbrush packets were donated by Everglades Pediatric Dentistry in Okeechobee. Below. right, Audrey Turbeville hands Riley Mullens, a Seminole Elementary student, her new toothbrush packet donated by Everglades Pediatric Dentistry. Cub Scouts plan open houseCub Scout Pack 964 will host an open house Thursday, Sept. 11 at American Legion Post #64, 501 S.E. Second St., starting at 6 p.m. Boys in grades one through “ ve are w elcome. There is a $10 sign up fee. For information, call Christy at 863-697-1247.Moose Lodge offers bingoOkeechobee Moose Lodge #1753, 159 N.W. 36th St., will host bingo Thursday, Sept. 11 starting 1:30 p.m. Lunch will be available for a small fee. A dinner consisting of cube steak, mashed potatoes, corn, salad, and desert will be served Friday, Sept. 12, from 5 until 7 p.m. for a donation of $8. Democratic group to meetThe Okeechobee Democratic executive committee will meet Thursday, Sept. 11 at 5:30 p.m. at the Okeechobee Public Library, 206 S.W. 16th St. Any interested Democrat is are invited.NRA Banquet slatedThe annual Okeechobee Friends of NRA Banquet and Fundraiser will be held Thursday, Sept. 11 at the Okeechobee KOA Conv ention Center, 4276 U.S. 441 S. Doors will open at 6 p.m. For information, to purchase tickets call 863-634-8678; or, go to www. friendsofnra.org. Tickets also available at The Gun Shop, 2020 S. Parrot Ave.VFW offers bingo, karaoke VFW North Post #4423, 300 N.W. 34th St. will host bingo Friday, Sept. 12 at 1 p.m. and on Saturday, Sept. 13 at 1 p.m. Friday karaoke will be provided by D&K Entertainment from 7 until 10 p.m. The grill will be open: Wednesday from 5 until 7 p.m.; Friday from 5 until 9 p.m.; and, Saturday from 5 until 7 p.m. Loris Sunday dinner will be served from 1until 3 p.m. and will feature sausage and peppers. All proceeds will bene“ t our veterans programs. The public is invited.SSN will meet Sept. 12The executive roundtable of the Shared Services Network of Okeechobee County will meet Friday, Sept. 12 at 1:30 p.m. in the board room of the Okeechobee County School Board of“ ce. The public is invited. For information, call Sharon Vinson at 863462-5000, ext. 257.Church plans craft fairA Fabric and Craft Sale will be held Friday and Saturday, Sept. 12-13 at the Okeechobee Presbyterian Church, 312 N. Parrott Ave., from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m. All proceeds will be given to the Food Pantry in memory of Sandy Brown. Community Events Brought to you by:Plumbing & Air ConditioningSince 1975 Lic#CAC1817236

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BUSINESS&SERVICEDIRECTORY AIR CONDITIONING ATTORNEYS WANTED TO BUY ADVERTISE HERE FURNITURE LOCAL DONATIONS HEALTH FOODS 863-763-67427/24 SERVICE FOR OUR CUSTOMERS208 SW 5thAve. € OkeechobeeEMORY WALKER EMORY WALKER CO. INC. CO. INC.Air Conditioning & RefrigerationCAC042747 CAC014022 CAC057129Serving the Lake Area for 40 Years! 763-8391CACO 23499€24/7 Emergency Service€Senior Citizen Discount€ FREE Estimates on System Replacements. We Sell The Best And Service The Rest!Ž HOSKINS, TURCO, LLOYD & LLOYD HoskinsTurco.com 212 S. Parrott Ave Okeechobee357-5800 Local donations helping Local peopleA ministry with a heart for the hurtingFREE PICKUPOkeechobee Campus 7595 NE 128th Ave, Okeechobee, FL863-763-4224www.faithfarm.orgAccepting donations of household goods. Elliotts Pawn Shop419 W.S. Park St. € 863.763-5553W e B u y S c r a p G o l d S i l v e r a n d C o i n s Rebecca Boldt Hamilton, P.A. REBECCA H. BOLDT, Esq. RICHARD W. SEYMOUR, Esq. 863-467-1894 An Aordable Way to Advertise! email: okeeadsales@newszap.com 15 Okeechobee News September 10, 2014 Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 19TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION: CASE NO.: 2013 CA 0386 WELLS FARGO FINANCIAL SYSTEM FLORIDA, INC., Plaintiff, VS. KAREN D. PINDER; WELLS FARGO FINANCIAL BANK; BRIAN PINDER; UNKNOWN TENANT; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF KAREN D. PINDER; IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY, Defendants. RE-NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order Resetting Foreclosure Sale dated the 14th day of July, 2014, and entered in Case No. 2013 CA 0386, of the Circuit Court of the 19TH Judicial Circuit in and for Okeechobee County, Florida, wherein WELLS FARGO FINANCIAL SYSTEM FLORIDA, INC. is the Plaintiff and KAREN D. PINDER, WELLS FARGO FINANCIAL BANK, BRIAN PINDER, UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF KAREN D. PINDER, UNKNOWN TENANT; and IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY are defendants. The Clerk of this Court shall sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY JUDICIAL CENTER, 312 NW 3RD STREET, JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM, SECOND FLOOR, OKEECHOBEE, FLORIDA 34972, 11:00 AM on the 17th day of September, 2014, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: ADDENDUM A TO MORTGAGE Description of PropertyTHE LAND REFERRED TO IN THIS EXHIBIT IS LOCATED IN THE COUNTY OF OKEECHOBEE AND THE STATE OF FLORIDA IN DEED BOOK 640 AT PAGE 1047 AND DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: THE SOUTH 1/2 OF THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED PROPERTY: BEING A PARCEL OF LAND LYING IN SECTION 18, TOWNSHIP 37 SOUTH, RANGE 36 EAST, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA, ALSO KNOWN AS LOT 31K ON THE UNRECORDED PLAT OF FOUR SEASONS ESTATES AND BEING FURTHER BOUNDED AND DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCE AT THE SOUTHEAST CORNER OF SAID SECTION 18; THENCE N. 00 DEGREES 05’07” EAST ALONG THE EAST BOUNDARY LINE OF SAID SECTION 18, A. DISTANCE OF 300.10 FEET TO A POINT; THENCE S. 88 DEGREES 34’16” WEST, A DISTANCE OF 1075.72 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE CONTINUE S. 88 DEGREES 34’16” WEST, A DISTANCE OF 214.00 FEET TO A POINT LYING ON THE EAST RIGHT OF WAY OF N.E. 60th AVENUE (B&K MCARTHUR ROAD); THENCE N. 00 DEGREES 03’07” EAST ALONG SAID EAST RIGHT-OF-WAY, A DISTANCE OF 364.30 FEET TO A POINT LYING IN THE SOUTH RIGHT OF WAY OF NE 2nd STREET (SW 3rd PLAT); THENCE S. 89 DEGREES 54’53” EAST ALONG SAID SOUTH RIGHT OF WAY, A DISTANCE OF 214.01 FEET TO A POINT; THENCE S. 00 DEGREES 05’07” WEST, A DISTANCE OF 358.62 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Corrie Johnson, ADA Coordinator, 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711.SPANISH: Si usted es una persona discapacitada que necesita alguna adaptacion para poder participar de este procedimiento o evento; usted tiene derecho, sin costo alguno a que se le provea cierta ayuda. Favor de comunicarse con Corrie Johnson, Coordinadora de A.D.A., 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, Fl. 34986, (772) 807-4370 por lo menos 7 dias antes de que tenga que comparecer en corte o inmediatamente despues de haber recibido esta noti cation si es que falta menos de 7 dias para su comparecencia. Si tiene una discapacidad auditiva o de habla, llame al 711. KREYOL: Si ou se yon moun ki kokobe ki bezwen asistans ou aparey pou ou ka patisipe nan prosedu sa-a, ou gen dwa san ou pa bezwen peye anyen pou ou jwen on seri de ed. Tanpri kontakte Corrie Johnson, Coordinator ADA, 250 NW Country Club Drive, suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 O’mwen 7 jou avan ke ou gen pou-ou paret nan tribunal, ou imediatman ke ou resevwa avis sa-a ou si le ke ou gen pou-ou ale nan tribunal-la mwens ke 7 jou; Si ou pa ka tande ou pale byen, rele 711. Dated this 18th day of July, 2014. SHARON ROBERTSON Clerk of the Circuit Court BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk Choice Legal Group, P.A. P.O. Box 9908, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33310-0908 Telephone: (954) 453-0365 Facsimile: (954) 771-6052 Toll Free: 1-800-441-2438 DESIGNATED PRIMARY E-MAIL FOR SERVICE PURSUANT TO FLA. R. JUD. ADMIN 2.516 eservice@clegalgroup.com 466448 ON 8/20,27;9/3,10/2014 Public Notice Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION CASE NO. 47-2014-CA-000099 NATIONSTAR MORTGAGE LLC, Plaintiff, VS. WILLIAM A. CANTRELL; ELIZABETH A. CANTRELL, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated August 20, 2014, and entered in 47-2014-CA-000099 of the Circuit Court of the NINETEENTH Judicial Circuit in and for Okeechobee County, Florida, wherein NATIONSTAR MORTGAGE LLC is the Plaintiff and WILLIAM A. CANTRELL; ELIZABETH A. CANTRELL are the Defendant(s). Sharon Robertson as the Clerk of the Circuit Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in the Jury Assembly Room, 2nd Fl., Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 312 NW 3rd St., Okeechobee, FL 34972, at 11:00 AM, on October 08, 2014, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: LOT 2, BLOCK 52, OF BASSWOOD UNIT 5, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS 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. Dated this 26TH day of August, 2014. Sharon Robertson As Clerk of the Court BY: Sandra L. Creech As Deputy Clerk IMPORTANT If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Corrie Johnson, ADA Coordinator, 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. 467033 ON 9/10,17/2014 Public NoticeNOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE BY CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT Pursuant to the nal decree of foreclosure entered in a case pending in said Court, docket number: 2014CA-40, the style of which is: GREAT SOUTHERN BANK a Missouri chartered Trust Company, Plaintiff, VS. AMY L. RAULERSON, UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF AMY L. RAULERSON and UNKNOWN TENANT, Defendants. Notice is hereby given that the undersigned, SHARON ROBERTSON, Clerk of the Circuit Court of Okeechobee County, Florida, will on the 8th day of October, 2014, at 11:00 A.M., at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 312 Northwest 3rd Street, Jury Assembly Room, Second Floor, Okeechobee, Florida 34972, in the City of Okeechobee, offer for sale and sell at public outcry to the highest and best bidder for cash, the following described property situated in Okeechobee County, Florida, to-wit: Lot 11, Block 11, BASSWOOD INCORPORATED, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 22, 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 of cial seal of said Court, this 22nd day of August, 2014.If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Corrie Johnson, ADA Coordinator, 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711.SHARON ROBERTSON, Clerk of the Circuit Court of Okeechobee County, Florida BY: Sandra L. Creech DEPUTY CLERK Law Of ce of Cassels & McCall John D. Cassels, Jr., Esquire Post Of ce Box 968 Okeechobee, Florida 34973 467005 ON 9/10,17/2014

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General Surgery € Endoscopy € Minimally Invasive Surgery Hours: Monday…Friday 8 a.m.…5 p.m. € Phone: 863-357-0540 € Fax: 863-357-0546 1924 Hwy 441 N. € Okeechobee, FL 34972 Carlos Alejo, M.D. Hablamos espaol Board Certi“ed in General Surgery 16 Okeechobee News September 10, 2014 By Charles M. MurphyOkeechobee NewsDarkevious Moreland had three touchdowns to lead the Brahman junior varsity football team to a 37-6 victory over Martin County on Sept. 4 Moreland caught a 16-yard touchdown pass from Kysell Richardson in the “ rst quarter, caught a 6-yard touchdown pass in the third quarter and added a 25-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter to lead the Brahmans. It wasnt just me,Ž he noted. We have a whole team that puts in work every day in practice and we do things as a team. We all played well.Ž Moreland “ nished with 68 total yards in the game. The team was disappointed last week in a shutout loss to Vero Beach and wanted to atone this week. The defense was in the back“ eld for much of the night and harassed the Tiger ball carriers. Richard Harris, Mateo Vasquez and Jarret Emmick were among the leading tacklers for the Brahmans. Emmick said the team played well on both sides of the ball. We were pretty pumped up in the locker room and we played our hardest,Ž he said. OHS got on the board early in the second quarter after Demetrius Clark returned a Tiger punt 17 yards to the Martin County 16-yard line. Two plays later Richardson found Moreland wide open in the ” at at the 10-yard line and he ran in the touchdown to put OHS in front 6-0. A touchdown really set up your offense and defense,Ž Moreland said. I faked the defense when I said (out loud) I would block #30. I faked the block and cut to the outside.Ž OHS drove 66 yards in just “ ve plays on the next drive which was capped by a 30-yard touchdown pass from Richardson to Janavious Futch. Jessie Mond ran in the extra point to make it 14-0 at the half. Futch said it was a good bounce-back victory for the squad. Moreland scored a 22-yard touchdown on a nifty pass and run in the third quarter but that was called back by penalty. Undaunted he scored two plays later on a 6-yard touchdown reception. He ran in the extra point to make it 22-0. From there the Brahman defense held up allowing just one big play that covered 76 yards in the “ nal seven minutes of the game. Harris said the team did their assignments and practiced hard all week to get prepared. We were really ready for this game and we should be ready for any team we face on our schedule from here on out,Ž said Harris. Game notes Demetrius Clark had 58 yards in returns, a 68-yard pass reception and a 32-yard pass reception in the game. Mateo Vasquez had two tackles for loss and a quarterback sack. Futch had a 47-yard punt return. Angel Garci a scored on a 3-yard touchdown run. Okeechobee plays at Clewiston next Thursday night. Kickoff is slated for 7 p.m. Morelands 3 TDs leads OHS JV in 37-6 win By Charles M. MurphyOkeechobee News € The Lady Brahman bowling team lost to Sebring 4-3 on Sept. 4. Sebring won the “ rst game 816-750 and the Lady Brahmans took the second game 804-716. Sebring won two of the three Baker games 210-156, 107156, and 137-128. OHS coach Carole Olney said Sebring defeated Okeechobee at districts last year and she expected a very competitive match up. There was a lot of pressure on everyone involved today, but the girls were pretty evenly matched,Ž she said. Jessica Olney had a high came of 198 and a 392 series for OHS. Meghen Davis had a high game of 195 and a 358 series. Olney said the match went back and forth and OHS w as hurt with open frames as they couldnt “ nish off some makeable spares. The only thing that beat us was we do not have self-con“ dence and are not able to perform under pressure,Ž she added. € The OHS boys bowling team lost at Sebring 5-2 on Thursday. Sebring won the “ rst two games 890-722 and 981-760. Okeechobee took two of the three Baker games 162-231, 161-91 and 142-85. Brian Chapman had a high game of 256 and a 452 series. Adam Simmons rolled a 301 series. Sebring was led by Cole Rankin with a high game of 266 and a 474 series. David Daniels added a high game of 246 and a 452 series. Olney said the boys played well with a lot of strikes and played at a high level for much of the match. There was a lot of energy out there and the kids were very supportive of each other. Im very happy with what I see developing from the boys,Ž she added. OHS travels to Lincoln Park on Wednesday, Sept. 10. € The Lady Brahmans golf team split a tri match with Martin County and Fort Pierce Central Thursday at the KOA Golf and Country Club. Martin County shot 157, Okeechobee shot 207 and Fort Pierce had three players who shot 176. Holly Davenport shot an even par 35. Zoie McDavid “ nished with a 40, while Brianna Brown and Peyton Blair each carded a 41 for the Lady Tigers. Hannah Raulerson shot 44 and Cameron White 49 for OHS. Tiffany Zeller had a 56 and Fernanda Grisales shot a 58 for OHS. OHS coach Bruce Conrad said the team wastes too many shots each round with poor chips, three puts on the green and other poor shots. He said this can be corrected and improved upon. We talked to the team about the wasted shots and we lose 25-30 strokes per match. If we could eliminate 20 bad shots the team could score in the 180s,Ž he added. Conrad said that will be their goal in the upcoming weeks. Winds were also unpredictable at the course on Thursday but the temperatures were a little cooler for the players. € The Brahman boys cross country team “ nished 15th out of 23 teams at the Martin County Under the Lights Invitational held Friday, September 5th at Halpatiokee Park in Stuart. Daniel Shelley led the Brahmans with a time of 18:30, good for 52nd place. Josue Santibanez “ nished the course in 18:58 and “ nished in 65th place. Brendan Patterson “ nished with a time of 19:25 to “ nish 87th. Isaac Garcia “ nished 90th with a time of 19:28. Pine Crest was the team champion of the event. Victor Nunez led the Brahman junior varsity team with a 16th place “ nish and a time of 19:52. The JV team “ nished ninth out of 17 teams. € The Lady Brahman c ross country team “ nished 18th out of 21 in the girls race. Alexis Muller led OHS with a time of 24:03 good for 76th place. Charleigh Heater “ nished 94th with a time of 24:46. Ruth Palacios “ nished 116th with a time of 26:11. Carrie Wharin took 119th place with a time of 26:21. € The Okeechobee Youth Football League took two out of “ ve contests against Sebring Saturday in games played at Firemens Field. The Sebring teams won the ” ag, 25-6, the Mighty Mites 40-0 and the Senior game 14-13. Okeechobee prevailed in the Pee Wee Division, 18-7 and the juniors contest 12-6. The Okeechobee Wildcats youth football team has started off with strong results in the Glades Tri County Youth Football league this year. The 7-8 year old team has started 1-2 with a victory over Moore Haven. The 9-10 year old team is also 1-2 with their lone victory over Moore Haven. The older boys, ages 11-12 are 2-0 with victories over Paho-kee and Moore Haven. Caleb Cruz is off to a good start for the 7and 8-year-old team and Leon Edwards is off to a strong start for the 9to 10-year-old team. The Wildcats are scheduled to host teams from Cape Coral on Saturday, Sept. 27, at the soccer complex across from North Elementary School with games to start at 10 a.m. € The OHS cross country program will host a 5 K fundraiser this Saturday at the Agri-Civic Center. For information contact the high school or coach A.J Mayernik at 412-225-7258. Okeechobee Sports News in Brief Okeechobee News/ Charles MurphyAngel Garcia ran hard and scored on a 3-yard run for Okeechobee.