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Wednesday, September 24, 2014 50¢ plus tax V ol. 105 No. 115 14.75 feetLast Year: 15.75 feet Lake Levels S ource: South Florida Water M anagement District. Depth given in feet above sea level See page 4 for information about how to contact this newspaper.OMS beats YMS in volleyball ... Page 18 RSVP leader moving away ... Page 3 Stories from local history ... Page 10 Chobee Play offers bowling and laser tag ... Page 11 Clrng Or Cti! 19-year-old accused of beating 16-year-old, who was too drunk to “ ght back, at partyBy Eric KoppOkeechobee News Editors note: This article includes excerpts from a telephone call recording that was playe d in court. Parents may wish to restrict their childrens viewing of this material. Judge revokes Andrew Wheelers bond Special to the Okeechobee NewsA beating left a 16-year-old stumbling along the roadway until he collapsed, where he was found by a passerby. She shone her headlights on the boy so he would be visible to other drivers and called 9-1-1. While waiting for police to arrive, she also took this photo which was shown in court on Monday. Special to the Okeechobee NewsThis aerial photo from the Okeechobee County Commission Sept. 25 agenda packet shows Area A of the Okee-Tantie Campground. By Katrina ElskenOkeechobee News The Okeechobee County Commissioners will discuss the future of the Okee-Tantie Recreation Area when they meet Thursday at 9 a.m. in the Historic Okeechobee County Courthouse. At the July 24 meeting, the commissioners considered the options of repairing and reopening one or more sections of the campground. The campgrounds Area BŽ is in the best con“ guration to accommodate the larger, modern recreational vehicles. It will require improvements Okee-Tantie on county agendaSee COUNTY „ Page 5 See BEATING „ Page 5 Two died in Dec. 1, 2013, auto accident; FHP investigation estimates patrol cars speed was 87 mph at time of impactBy Eric KoppOkeechobee News A Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) investigation into a 2013 crash that claimed the lives of two Okeechobee women was released Tuesday and has determined a local deputy was at fault. Even though former Okeechobee County Sheriffs Of“ ce Deputy Joseph Gracie was found at fault, he will not be charged criminally. According to FHP Trooper Corporal Mark E. Zook, Okeechobee County Sheriffs Of“ ce (OCSO) Deputy Joseph Gracie ... caused the crash, the deaths of the driver and front passenger as well as the injuries to the rear seat passenger of vehicle 1 along with all propert y damage.Ž Killed in that Dec. 1 crash were Elizabeth Arellano Renteria, 21, and Hilda Marisol Medrano, 21. A back seat passenger in Ms. Renterias 2000 Ford Focus was Isamar Sanchez Jaimes, who was 20 at the time. She was taken to Raulerson Hospital and her condition was listed as critical. When contacted, Sheriff Paul May said his See FATALITY „ Page 19 FHP: Deputy at fault in crash

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Today: Scattered thunderstorms developing during the afternoon. High near 85F. Winds E at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 60%. Tonight: Mostly cloudy. Low 72F. Winds ENE at 5 to 10 mph.Extended ForecastThursday: Partly cloudy in the morning. Thunderstorms developing later in the day. High around 85F. Winds E at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 90%. Thursday Night: Mostly cloudy with scattered thunderstorms mainly before midnight. Low 73F. Winds E at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 50%. Friday: Mixed clouds and sun with scattered thunderstorms. High 84F. Winds E at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 60%. 3 Bees Layne will have their Grand Opening/Ribbon Cutting on Thursday, Sept. 25, from 6 to 7 p.m. with the Chamber of Commerce of Okeechobee County; they are located at 104 S.W. Third Ave. Please come out and support your local business! Owner Whitney Christian would love to have you stop by! The next Chamber of Commerce Business after HoursŽ will be on Sept. 30, at Beef O Bradys. Fee: $5 for members/$10 for non-members. Oct. 1, Cowboys Restaurant will host its Ribbon Cutting at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 2, Your Inner SpaceŽ will host their grand opening at 10 a.m. at 2827 S.W. Third Terrace. Oct. 13, at 5 p.m. Allure Institute for Plastic Surgery will host its Grand Opening at 114 N. Parrott Ave. Oct. 14, The Paint BucketŽ will host the Chamber Power Networking Breakfast from 7-9 a.m. Mark your calendars for The Chamber of Commerce Business of the Year Luncheon on Oct. 16, at 11:45 a.m. This will be the Inaugural Presentation of the Business of the Year Awards! The Chamber Ambassador Program consists of enthusiastic volunteers from the chamber membership who donate their time to help build member commitment and raise community awareness of chamber activities and bene“ ts. In doing so, the Ambassadors grow professionally and personally by building business relationships within the community. The program is ideal if you have a desire to: Become more active in the local business environment, Raise awareness of your business or organization, Give back to your community. Each year, the program accepts up to 10 individuals to serve as Ambassadors for the following calendar year. If you are accepted into the program, you will receive training on the skills and responsibilities necessar y to succeed in the program. Getting involved with the Ambassador Program is one of the “ rst steps you can take to become more involved with the chamber. Contact: Mariah Parriott, Administration 863-467-6246 info@okeechobeebusiness.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. Always on Top of the JobŽRe-Roofing Specialists€ Metal & Shingle Roofs € Flats & Leaks Repair FREE ESTIMATES863-357-3838State Lic.#CCC1327338 2 Okeechobee News September 24, 2014 Okeechobee Forecast Chamber of Commerce of Okeechobee County New Main Street members € Main Street would like to welcome Elks Lodge 2871, Jody Julien and Silver Palms.Awards€ Okeechobee Main Street was awarded three recognitions by the Secretary of State for the Christmas Festival, our 10-year accreditation and the community project Operation Pink Fire Hydrant.Updates€ New banners are coming soon for Park Street. € Okeechobee residents are participating in the American Heart Associations 2014 Palm Beach Heart Walk on Sept. 27. By joining the team, you can help. If you cant join a team, please consider a donation. Register online at: http://s.heartwalk. org/T5JNcW. Together, we can make a difference. € Matt Buxton of Buxton and Bass Funeral Home of Okeechobee will host an educational program on cremation and traditional burial at the Hide Out Cafe, 12044 E. State Road 78, Lake Port, FL 33471 inside North Lake Estates RV Park, on Thursday, Oct. 2, at 11 a.m. The program will give advice on affordable traditional funerals, military specials, options, bene“ ts, cost, payment plans and veterans bene“ ts. € The Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) of Okeechobee Project Director position is available. If you are interested in this position or more information, please email a cover letter, resume and salary requirements to Carol Hodnett at jobs@unitedwaymartincounty.org. € United Way Campaign Chairs, Jennifer and Steve Lafferty, invite you to the United Way Campaign Kick Off on Thursday, Oct. 2, from 9 to 11 a.m. at the Brown Cow Sweetery, 103 S.W. Park St. Coffee and muf“ ns will be served. Please RSVP to Allison Chandler via email at allison@ unitedwaylee.org or via telephone at 863697-9096 or 863-484-3887. Main Street Clipboard Time running out on Medicaid plan changesIf you or your child is currently on Medicaid and assigned to a certain insurance plan or physician, you have only a few weeks left to make a change. Otherwise, you may not be able to make a change to your plan for one year. The number to call is 877-711-3662 or by visiting www.” medicaidmanagedcare. com. Please act before Oct. 31, 2014. For local assistance, please call the Dr. Fred Brown Childrens Health Center at 863-763-1951 and ask to speak to a Health Bene“ ts Counselor.

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Special to the Okeechobee NewsDuring his monthly interview with Billy Dean, Marco Cueva, Project Director for the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) of Okeechobee, presented the Presidential Volunteer Service Award to W endy and Judy Watts for their service to the community. This Gold Level award is available to those individuals who accumulate more than 500 volunteer hours in a given year. Between them, Mr. and Mrs. Watts amassed over 2100 hours of service to Okeechobee through My Aunts House and the Okeechobee Achievement Academy. Their service is representative of the caliber and dedication of RSVP Volunteers and what the program is striving to accomplish in the community. Mr. Cueva has accepted a position in his hometown in Ohio to be closer to his “ ance. Over the last year, he helped to establish a food pantries in schools program, conducted a food drive, trained volunteers to respond in a disaster and assisted several other collaborative groups to help meet their goals. RSVP of Okeechobee County is a federally funded program of The Corporation for National and Community Service with local community support to engage seniors 55+ in volunteering positions within the community. The program is now looking for a new director. The RSVP Project Director has full responsibility of the day-to-day operations of the RSVP project in Okeechobee County. The Project Director works cooperatively with the sponsor staff, RSVP of Okeechobee Advisory Council, volunteer station staff, key community of“ cials and of“ cials of The Corporation for National and Community Service, to program, plan and implement the RSVP project in the community. The RSVP Project Director is also responsible for public relations, promotion, and maintenance of records in accordance with federal grant guidelines. For more information about the RSVP program or to volunteer, email info@okeechobeevolunteers.org. 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 Flu shot. Add it to your shopping list. 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 24, 2014 RSVP recognizes volunteers, says goodbye to a leader Special to the Okeechobee NewsWendy and Judy Watts received the Presidential Volunteer Service Award for their work with RSVP. Pet of the WeekBabe is a young, female Plott Hounds and Labrador Retriever mix. Babe has trust issues until she really gets to know you. She likes playing with all sized dogs. She is house trained and spayed. Her shots are current. She is available for adoption at Okeechobee Humane Society/Pet Rescue on Highway 98, next door to the Livestock Market. For more information, contact Humane Society Pet Rescue Florida, at 863-357-1104. To see more available animals go to pet“ nder.com. Homes are also needed to fosterŽ animals who are waiting for a permanent adoptive home. Special to the Okeechobee News/ 4-H Picture Perfect Photography Club

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Marijuana€ In regard to the elementary school kid w ho was caught with marijuana, I have to w onder how an 11-year-old got access to marijuana. If he bought it, where did he get t hat much money. Where did a kid that age get that stuff? I know they called the cops and I hope the Narcotics Task Force “ nds out w here the kid got the marijuana and makes s ure that this does not happen again. € I guess it is a re” ection of the times we live in that my “ rst thought was it could have b een worse. He could have been caught with meth. € People are so quick to the blame the parents, but no parent can completely control t heir child. At some point the child is going to disobey. Of course now the parents have to deal with a very serious problem, as this is not s omething the schools take lightly. There will b e consequences. € I am pretty sure that Amendment 2 is going to pass. And it wont be long after that before there is a move to legalize the recreational use of marijuana for adults in Florida. Its no w orse for people than alcohol. And while few people can make their own beer, just about anyone could grow their own personal-use marijuana plant in Florida, so it would take a lot of the crime away from marijuana use j ust as lifting prohibition got rid of most of the b ootlegging. But just as parents should make s ure their kids arent drinking alcohol, it is also up to parents to make sure their kids arent s moking marijuana, or even cigarettes for that matter.Old school demolished€ If they arent going to build anything on t he site of the original south elementary building, the property should be sold and put back into private ownership so it can be put back on the tax toll and generate income for the c ounty. € I heard it had developed a bad mold problem. I think the school board is doing the right thing to hang onto that property for now. W hats wrong with getting the ball “ eld back until the property is needed for something else? There are plenty of vacant buildings in town for commercial businesses. € Real Estate prices are not great right now. If the school board decides to sell the land where the New Endeavor School building was torn down they should wait until the land prices go up again. € It makes me sad to see the old school building torn down. My kids had so many great times there when it was South Elementary. I know the building had problems. It had problems when it was South Elementary. And I will be happy to see the green space there in place of the building. But so much is changing in Okeechobee that sometimes its a little disconcerting.Cruelty to animals€ A woman might get 10 years for killing a puppy? What will that cost the taxpayers? Seems excessive. € Terrible for the poor little puppies. They probably had more sense than all humans involved in the case. € The U.S. has a higher percentage of our population in jail or prison than any other developed country. The prison industry is big business. Those who pro“ t from the prison industry are the ones promoting the mandatory sentences for some crimes. Keeping all of these people in prison is costing the American taxpayers billions. We need to stop locking up the non-violent offenders and “ nd other ways to deal with the problem. There are other ways to punish these offenders such as house arrest, restitution and community service. Look at how much of our property taxes go to fund just the county jail. That is money that is not being spent on other services because we are spending nearly half of all of the ad valorem county taxes just to keep people locked up. € Instead of sending the puppy killer to jail, I think they should make her work along the roadways picking up trash and cleaning up roadkills. Since she has no empathy for animals, let her have the job of picking up the dogs, cats, raccoons, hogs, and other critters that have been rotting in the sun for a few days.Music festival€ Everyone I know is excited about the music festival. Relatives read about it online and are planning to visit. And they havent even said who will be performing yet. The reputation that these music people have is that big. If they are involved in the music festivals in Bonnaroo and Cochella, then this is going to be a very big deal. We need to make sure that everyone in Okeechobee makes them feel welcome. OUA thankedThe Taylor Creek Condo Association board member and its owners, would like to take this opportunity to extend our appreciation for the assistance provided by the Okeechobee Utility Authority during our crisis with our Lift Station. We had brought in a commercial company to help us with our Lift Station and sewage problems. After several days of attempts and having no knowledge of the layoutŽ of the piping, they could not “ nd the clogged drainage pipes, we felt hopeless! On June 4 we requested your assistance. Without hesitation, your company offered outstanding and professional staff to respond. Within the hour, you were able to “ nd the access point. This immediately allowed the commercial company, eliminate the obstruction successfully! Once more, please extend our heartfelt gratitude for you and your high-level of expertiseŽ staff, for coming to our aide. Your company is a true assetŽ to our community. Respectfully, Jimmie Joe Amick president, of Taylor Creek CondoCommunity appreciatedA word of thanks for my brother, Dwaine Sandlin My brother passed away on Sept. 10, 2014. He was surrounded by his immediate family in Michigan. He went through three months of rigid tests and treatments but sadly, it was not successful. Dwaine LOVED Okeechobee, having moved here in 1989. He had a lot of friends and his loving wife, Bunny.Ž My husband Dave and I moved here in 2001 because he was here and we were looking to get away from the big city environment of Ft. Lauderdale. I have some thanks I would like to publish. First of all to his many friends over the years with whom he spent many happy times. Also, to his team of doctors who worked relentlessly to help him heal. Last but certainly not least, I would like to think Charlie and the staff at The Golden Corral. He and Bunny had a lot of meals there before she was admitted to a nursing home. After that time, Dwaine ate most of his noon meals there and was incorporated into the Corral Family.Ž They gave him special attention and kept his speci“ c table for him and checked in on him if he didnt show up. H e spoke of that often and of how much he appreciated this and how fond he was of all o f the staff there. It was very special to him. He was a warm, generous, hardworking and happy man and a great brother. THANKS TO ALL OF YOU WHO TOUCHED HIS LIFE. Barbara FlemmingStudents say thanksThe Okeechobee High School Building Construction Technologies class would lik e to thank Mr. Corey Penrod of Penrod Construction for coming in and speaking to them. Mr. Penrod gave the students a “ rsthand view of what the construction industr y is like in Florida. Not only did he talk abou t construction, but he told them to follow thei r dreams and not to let anyone hold them bac k from what they wanted to do in life. He told them about his life experiences and what h e looks for in future employees. Mr. Penrod also offered the entire program a chance to come out and visit any of his jobsites to get a hands-on look and feel for the construction industry. Mr. Penrod even offered to com e back on another day and teach the students how to do some basic construction jobs. The Building Construction program is ver y grateful for Mr. Penrod giving of his valuabl e time to help shape the future of Okeechobe e students and better their tomorrows. Onc e again thank you Corey Penrod for all you did for the Building Construction Technologies program at Okeechobee High School. Sincerely, Steve Szentmartoni Building Construction Technologies teacher September 24, 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! Special to the Okeechobee NewsFernando Perez, David Torres, Brian Delapaz, Matt Starr, Ablerado Yanez, Omar Cardoso, Corey Penrod (in back center), Austin Walker, Lane Rhodes and Alex Hernandez.

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5 Okeechobee News September 24, 2014 You need to come pick up your (sic) son. He just got his ass whupped by me.Ž Those words resonated in the stunned courtroom Monday as a prosecutor played a phone call from Andrew Wheeler to the mother of an intoxicated 16-year-old boy he had just beaten. Wheeler, 19, and his attorney Michael Berg were in circuit court Sept. 22 to ask that Wheelers bond be reduced. He is being held in the Okeechobee County Jail on $220,000 bond. After listening to arguments presented by Mr. Berg and Assistant State Attorney A shley Albright, Circuit Court Judge Sherw ood Bauer ordered Wheelers bond to be revoked. This means Wheeler is now being held without bond on felony charges of aggravated child abuse and child abuse intentional act. In a second bond hearing, Judge Bauer denied Evadean Daileys request to have her $110,000 bond reduced and ordered her bond to remain the same. The August arrests of Wheeler and Dailey, 40, stemmed from a party in Daileys home w here underaged teens were drinking beer and alcohol. Then, as the party progressed, W heeler was called to the home on Southw est Ninth Street where he pummeled a 16y ear-old boy who was so drunk he couldnt “ ght back. In a video of that beating, Dailey can be heard saying in a loud voice: If you wake my grand baby, I will be pissed!Ž So, the teen was dragged outside where W heeler continued to pound the helpless boy. At some point the beating stopped and the teen staggered away from Daileys home until he collapsed on the side of road in the 500 block of S.W. Sixth Street. There, a woman shone her headlights on the unconscious boy as she called police. While she waited, she took a photo of the teen, whose name is being withheld because he is a juvenile and the victim of physical abuse. As the teen lie motionless, Wheeler called his mother. Following is that phone call. Uh, yeah. This, us, I guess this is Leslie. Um, I am over here with everybody now. You need to come pick up you son. He just got his ass whupped by me. Uh, he wouldnt get out of my home girls house so I beat his _ _ _ ass for him. That should have teach him something … that you should have, have beat him ass a little while back maybe that would have saved some of this. But, uh, you need to come and get your _ _ _ son.Ž For her part in what transpired that Aug. 8 night, Dailey is charged with the felonies of aggravated child abuse, child abuse intentional act and child neglect. She is also charged with the misdemeanors of allowing an open house party and contributing to the delinquency or dependency of a child. During Mondays proceedings, Mr. Albright spared no punches and showed a Facebook photo in which two of Daileys daughters can be seen proudly holding up a bottle of Lord Calvert whiskey and a bottle of beer. The 16-year-old girl is holding the beer. Her 17-year-old sister is holding the whiskey. Dailey told Judge Bauer she has six children „ all girls. Brandie was arrested Sept. 18 on one felony count of child abuse intentional act. She was booked into the Okeechobee County Jail then taken to the St. Lucie Regional Detention Center in Fort Pierce. In the video, the 16year-old can be seen holding a beer in her hands. When queried, Dailey also admitted to the judge that she has been arrested a total of 11 times. Those include a 2011 arrest in which she taken into custody for giving alcohol and marijuana to two of her minor children. But her arrests and time in the county jail did little to change the way she lives, said the prosecutor. As far as her behavior, she didnt learn anything,Ž Mr. Albright told the judge. If convicted, Mr. Albright said Dailey is facing a minimum sentence of 85.6 months. The facts are pretty egregious. Its pretty compelling at this point, from the states perspective,Ž said Judge Bauer. I think the bond is where it should be. Im not going to lessen it.Ž As for Wheeler, his checkered past also came into play and was a big reason why Judge Bauer revoked his bond. Wheeler has a number of felony arrests including burglary while armed, grand theftmotor vehicle and petit theft. He has also been arrested in Polk County on charges of grand theft-motor vehicle and burglary while armed, and in Fort Pierce where he was charged with grand theft-motor vehicle and burglary. He spent time in the Department of Juvenile Justice as well as state prison. Records show he was in the Department of Corrections (COD) for approximately six months in 2013. He was sent back to prison May 1, 2014, and was then released 26 days later. Then, in August, he was again arrested „ this time for beating the teen. He was out of prison 74 days before his arrest for these (new) offenses,Ž Mr. Albright told the judge. The longest hes ever lasted on any kind of probation is 74 days.Ž Because of his history, Mr. Albright said he will be asking that Wheeler be designated a Prison Releasee Re-offender (PRR). I f he is designated as such, he will automatically receive a prison sentence of 30 years upon his conviction. That sentence is day for day, meaning he will have to serve the entire term. The prosecutor then asked the judge to revoke Wheelers bond. But, Mr. Berg then tried to minimize the severity of his clients new charges. This was a “ ght between two young men. I dont believe Mr. Wheeler is a threat to the community,Ž said Mr. Berg to the judge. He then asked that his clients bond be reduced to $20,000 per charge. Judge Bauer didnt agree. There is no condition of release that can reasonably protect the community from him,Ž said the judge. There is certainly substantial proof the defendant committed the offense.Ž After the hearing, Mr. Albright said he has asked the court for a speedy trial for both Wheeler and Dailey. Realistically, he continued, he expects them to go to trial in three to four months. I intend to have them tried together,Ž he said, adding that would be the most expedient thing to do. Ill have the same evidence and it will allow the jury to hear both defendants. Ill present all the evidence relative to each defendant. Each defense attorney can question witnesses for their own purposes,Ž he added. BEATINGContinued From Page 1 Andrew Wheeler Evadean Dailey that include the repair and replacement of some of the utilities. Sites in Area A,Ž arranged in wagon-wheel formation, are not con“ gured to accommodate modern RVs. However, since this section is adjacent to the river, these spots could be considered some of the prime RV sites within the facility. Recon“ guring Area AŽ would probably require a complete demolish and rebuild. Area BŽ could be upgraded and reopened more easily. The commissioners will also consider reopening the bait and tackle store and restoration of the fuel system. The commissioners will be asked to direct staff in regard to their vision of the future of the park: € What do we want the facility to be? € What do we want to build or rebuild on the facility? € Who do we want to build or rebuild the facility? € Who do we want to manage the facility? The deed from the State of Florida states that the county shall never sell the park to any private person, “ rm or corporation for any private use. In other business at their Thursday meeting: € The board will consider amending the employee pay and classi“ cation system to provide for a 3 percent increase for the 2014-2015 “ scal year. The pay and classi“ cation system was last amended in 2010. € The county will hold a public hearing on a proposed Comprehensive Plan Amendment to reclassify approximately 848 acres from the Agriculture future land use classi“ cation to the Resort Activity Center future land use classi“ cation. The change would increase the density for residential development from 1 unit per 10 acres to 1 unit per 2 acres and allow for up to 150 acres of accessory commercial uses including camping and recreational vehicles and up to 8,000 square feet of general commercial/retail uses. The property is on the north side of Northeast 120th Street, about 2 miles west of Northeast 128th Avenue. € The commissioners proclaim October as Breast Cancer Awareness Month. € The county will proclaim October as Domestic Violence Month. € The board will receive comments from Jessica Chason, Everglades Area Health Education Centers, about the free tobacco cessation program in Okeechobee. COUNTYContinued From Page 1 By Eric KoppOkeechobee News Area law enforcement personnel stayed busy last Friday evening as 190 vehicles passed through a DUI checkpoint staged in the 500 block of S.R. 70 East from 9 until 11 p.m. The purpose of the initiative is to meet with drivers passing through the checkpoint and look for alcohol or drug impairment. Law enforcement personnel also made sure everyone operating a vehicle had the proper licensing. According to Michele Bell, public information of“ cer for the Okeechobee County Sheriffs Of“ ce (OCSO): one driver was arrested for DUI; one was arrested for a separate criminal offense; 12 citations were issued for non-moving/moving offenses; 10 warnings were issued; one driver was cited for driving on a suspended license; two criminal citations were issued for no valid drivers license; three criminal citations were issued for possession of marijuana under 20 grams, possession of drug paraphernalia and expired tags for more than a year; three warnings were issued for various offenses; and, two citations were issued for moving-related offenses. These checkpoints are held periodically in different areas of the county. Such checkpoints are proven enforcement tools that are effective in reducing the number of persons killed and/or injured in alcohol-involved automobile accidents. Besides the sheriffs of“ ce, the Okeechobee City Police Department and the Florida Highway Patrol participated in the Sept. 19 checkpoint. Checkpoint leads to DUI arrest & drug citations

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6 Okeechobee News September 24, 2014 Raulerson plans open houseRaulerson Hospital, 1796 U.S. 441 N., w ill host an open house to view the renovations made to the Outpatient Department on W ednesday, Sept. 24 from 4:30 until 6 p.m. For information, call 863-763-2151.Elks to host a potluck dinnerThe Elks Lodge 2871, will have a $5 potluck dinner at its social meeting at the American Legion, 501 S.E. Second St., on Thursday, Sept. 25 starting at 6 p.m. Please bring a dish. Members and guests are welcome. For information, call 863-623-5161.Big Lake Growers will meetThe newly-formed Big Lake Growers Association would like all interested parties to join them for a general meeting Thursday, Sept. 25 at 7 p.m. in the University of Florida Extension Of“ ce. For information, call A lan at 772-708-6764.Photo workshop is Sept. 25A photo editing workshop will be held at the Okeechobee County Library, 206 S.W. 16th St., Thursday, Sept. 25 at 5:30 p.m. Bring your laptop or paper and pencil. For information, call 772-07-6764.Eagles to host a dinnerThe Fraternal Order Of Eagles, 9985 U.S. 441 N., will host a steak dinner Friday, Sept. 26 from 6 until 9 p.m. with a 16-oz. ribeye steak served with garlic bread, baked potato, salad and dessert. Entertainment will be provided by Gerry Harmon from 7 until 11 p.m. For information, call 863-763-2552.Bene“ t set for Reece LopezA bene“ t will be held for Reece Lopez on Friday, Sept. 26, from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. There will be pulled pork sandwich dinners for a donation of $10. There will be drawings and more. For information or for pick up or delivery, call: Kat at 863-697-2426; or, J en at 863-633-8557.Craft Fair fundraiser slatedThere will be another fundraiser at Okeechobee Presbyterian Church Fellowship Hall, 312 N. Parrott Ave. Friday and Saturday, Sept. 26 and 27 from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m. More craft items and lots of fabric „ bolts of fabric.Softball sign ups end Sept. 26The fall adult softball sign-up deadline is Sept. 26 Registrations are being taken at the Parks and Rec Of“ ce, 1718 N.W. Ninth Ave. The “ rst game has been scheduled for Oct. 6. For information, check out their Facebook page or give them a call at 863-763-6950.Eastern Star hosting dinnerOkeechobee Chapter #128 Order of the Eastern Star will host a country fried steak dinner Friday, Sept. 26, at the Okeechobee Masonic Lodge, 107 N.W. Fifth Ave. Dinner will be served from 4 until 7 p.m. For tickets, contact Karen Saucier at 863-467-6721 or Kip Gardner at 863-357-0427.R.C. swap meet plannedThe Okeechobee Model Airplane Club and the Okeechobee RC Racing Club are jointly sponsoring a parking lot swap meet Saturday, Sept. 27 at Big Lake Hobbies, 110 S.W. 14th St., for anything radio controlled. Sellers are expected to arrive by 8 a.m. and stay most of the morning. This is a free event, so if you have anything R.C. to sell, bring it out. Members of both clubs will be on hand to answer your questions and introduce you to the hobby, so stop by and meet our members. For information, call 863-357-3592.Tourney bene“ ts soccer teamA cornhole tournament to bene“ t the Okeechobee High School soccer team will be held Saturday, Sept. 27 starting at 9 a.m. in the Yearling Middle School gymnasium, 925 N.W. 23rd Lane. The tournament will be for two-man teams. The cost is $25 per player. For details, contact Lonnie Sears at 863-634-1334. Legion has Sunday bingoAmerican Legion 64, 501 S.E. Second St., will host Sunday night bingo on Sept. 28 at 6:30 p.m. Doors open at 5 p.m. in the bingo area. The kitchen will offer a limited menu. Payoffs will be determined by player attendance. The event is open to the public. The American Legion now has free WIFI for its lounge and dining room patrons.Family workshop scheduledThe Florida Department of Education will host a family engagement workshop Monday, Sept. 29, starting at 6:30 p.m. at Yearling Middle School, 925 N.W. 23rd Lane, entitled The Perfect Brainstorm in 3-D.Ž This interactive workshop will inspire students, parents and community members to get excited about and involved with The Florida Standards. The 3-D workshop will explain why the standards are bene“ cial to all Floridians, and teach families speci“ c age-appropriate activities to support learning at home. For information, call 863-462-5056.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, 1796 U.S. 441 N., 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 863-763-9228.Healthy Start Coalition to meetOkeechobee Healthy Start Coalition board of directors will meet Wednesday, Oct. 1 at 11 a.m. at their of“ ce located in the White House Plaza, 1132 S. Parrott Ave. The meeting is open to the public. The coalition is part of a statewide network responsible for planning and implementing services for pregnant women and infants. The coalition is made up of citizens interested in promoting healthy families and healthy outcomes for babies in Okeechobee. For information, contact Executive Director Kay Begin at 863-462-5877.Five wishes workshop slatedA “ ve wishes workshop will be held Thursday, Oct. 2, and Dec. 4 at 2 p.m. at the Fountain of Life Church, 1302 S.W. 32nd St. The “ ve wishes is a brochure/check list which explains what an individual should do with regard to the “ ve wishes in case of serious illness. For information, call Carolyn Thomas at 863-467-8644.IRSC offers Lifelong LearningThe Fielden Institute at IRSC is now accepting registration for the 2014-15 session offerings. Among the new offerings, members can look forward to discussion groups and class offerings on topics such as computers, photography, writing, gardening, creativity, and local history to name a few. The institute is a program of the IRSC Foundation and is designed to serve men and women age 50 and better who are interested in returning to the college classroom to learn, simply for the joy of learning. The open house will be from 9:30 to 11 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 3 in the Williamson Conference Center Auditorium at the Okeechobee IRSC Dixon Hendry Campus located at 2229 N.W. Ninth Ave. To RSVP for the upcoming open house call IRSC 772-462-7880; email Katherine Hazellief at khazelli@irsc.edu; or, visit www.irscfoundation.org.Shrine offers dinner, dancingThe Okeechobee Shrine Club, 1740 S.W. 53rd St., will host a spaghetti dinner Tuesday, Oct. 7 from 4 until 7 p.m. Reservations are not required. The Shrine Club also offers smoke-free dining. For your listening and dancing pleasure, music will be provided from 5 until 8 p.m. All proceeds bene“ t Shrine charities. For information on the activities of the Okeechobee Shrine Club, contact: Kip Gardner at 863-357-0427; Dr. Randall Mims at 863-763-9200; or, the Shrine Club at 863-763-3378.Womens health luncheon setRaulerson Hospital will host a Womens Health luncheon Wednesday, Oct. 8, at IRSC Williamson Center, 2229 N.W. Ninth Ave. Lunch will be served at 11:30 a.m. and presentations will be from noon until 1 p.m. Space is limited, so RSVP to 863-763-9228.Quilt & Craft Bazaar to be heldThe Quilters of Peace Lutheran Church are planning their Quilt and Craft Bazaar for Saturday, Nov. 15 in the Fellowship Hall, 750 N.W. 23rd St. A limited number of tables are available for $10 for craft vendors from the community. There will be all kinds o f crafts, quilts, lunch, a huge bake sale and white elephant sale. Prize giveaway tickets are on sale for three different handmade quilts. To reserve a table or for information, call Dottie Allen at 863-801-8100. Community Events Brought to you by:Plumbing & Air ConditioningSince 1975 Lic#CAC1817236 There is a wonderful service offered in Buckhead Ridge for seniors 60 and over. Hope Connections, 30082 East S.R. 78, serves a no-cost lunch every day, Monday through Friday to senior Glades County residents. The center is open from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. every weekday, except holidays. The center is located in the same building as the Glades County Tax Collector, where y ou pay your taxes or purchase your auto tag, next to the “ re department. Gather together some of your Buckhead Ridge friends and meet at the center. Hope Connections provides a place to socialize with other seniors, do puzzles, or play cards or games. Only Glades County residents are eligible to receive a no-cost meal. Come by in the morning or after lunch and take advantage of the center. You do not need to stay all day or to come every day. Drop in when you need a little social time. Hope Connections can help if you care for a loved one, by allowing you time to run errands and rejuvenate yourself. Need help with household chores like stripping or making the bed, dusting, vacuuming or doing dishes? Hope Connections can help. They can help you maintain your independence. There are some cases where Hope Connections can provide special medical equipment and supplies at no cost. Some examples are: crutches, walkers, potty chairs, pads and Depends. If you are home bound or disabled or perhaps no longer able to drive and cannot get to the center, it is now possible a meal could be delivered to you at no cost. If you are interested in learning more about this “ ne service, go by Hope Connections and ask for Bonnie Shop, who is the site coordinator. Or, call Bonnie at 863-7632404. BHR seniors are invited to Hope Connections

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EXAMPLE 7 Okeechobee News September 24, 2014 By Eric KoppOkeechobee News A man who ” ed the area reportedly to avoid prosecution for the alleged rape of a West Palm Beach w oman has been returned to the Okeechobee County J ail. Conrad Anthony Thitchener, 46, was booked into the county jail Monday, Sept. 22. He is charged with four counts of sexual battery, kidnapping, battery and one felony count of criminal mischief. Although his bond on the criminal mischief charge was set at $4,000, he is being held without bond on the other six charges. Thitchener ” ed Okeechobee shortly after the Dec. 23, 2013, incident and was apprehended May 13, 2014, by the Poughkeepsie, N.Y., Police Department. Also involved in that apprehension was the Dutchess County, N.Y., Sheriffs Of“ ce and the U.S. Marshals Service Fugitive Task Force. An arrest report by Detective Howard Pickering, of the Okeechobee County Sheriffs Of“ ce (OCSO), indicated Thitchener and the victim did not know each other prior to the night of the alleged incident. The alleged rape took place in Thitcheners small travel trailer that was parked in an RV park on U.S. 441 S.E. According to the detectives report Thitchener and the victim met then went to his trailer. Once inside, the victim went to the bathroom to “ x her makeup.Ž When she came out of the bathroom Thitchener reportedly came up behind her and put his arm around her throat in a choke hold. He told her this was no joke and that he was serious, pointed out the report. The victim apparently told the detective she felt something hard against the back of her head and thought it was a gun. The two began to “ ght and during their melee they broke the glass out of the oven door so shards of glass were now scattered across the kitchen ” oor, stated the investigator. Detective Pickering went on to state the woman began to scream, but Thitchener threw her to the ” oor like a rag dollŽ and ordered her to shut up, or I swear to God Im going to kill you!Ž The woman kept trying to get to the front door of the small trailer, but her alleged attacker would reportedly grab her around the neck and pull her away from the door. Thitchener then took the woman to his bedroom and raped her, indicated the report. He raped her a second time in the bathroom and again in the bedroom, the report stated. Thitchener then sold the trailer a few days later and ” ed to New York where he has family. Detective Pickering stated blood was found on the kitchen ” oor during a search of the trailer. The blood apparently came from the victim when she was cut by the broken glass on the ” oor as she was reportedly “ ghting with Thitchener. OCSO detectives interviewed Thitchener a few days after the alleged rape and then released him. He ” ed the area a short time after that interview. A court date of Oct. 8 has been set for Thitcheners arraignment before Circuit Court Judge Sherwood Bauer. Its not known if he has retained an attorney. A lleged rapist returned to jail Conrad Thitchener Special to the Okeechobee News The obesity epidemicŽ has become one of the foremost issues of the 21st Century but the focus has been on overweight children. In fact, obesity is growing more prevalent among older Americans, according to the Centers for Disease Control. The CDC reports that more than 35% of the 60-plus population is obese. But, says the Association of Mature A merican Citizens, the older we get the harder it is to stick to a diet. There are a few simple measures we can take to avoid gaining weight and to start losing pounds. Its a slow process, warns AMAC, but with a little patience and some determination, it can be done. Eat more fruits and vegetables. Drink more water. Limit alcohol intake. Minimize snacking. Forget the habit of three square meals a day and adopt the routine of eating four or “ ve smaller meals. But dont skip breakfast; itll only increase your sense of hunger as the day goes on. Obesity is a problem for older Americans Agri-Civic Center open to public for exercisingUnless an event is taking place, the Okeechobee County Agri-Civic Center grounds are open to area residents for exercise activities such as walking, running and bike riding on a daily basis. The gate on S.R. 70 is open from 7 a.m. until dusk for residents to access the roads and parking lots within the facility. RC club running cars, trucks on SundayThe Okeechobee RC Racing Club is a local group focused on running radio controlled cars and trucks also with subcategories in boats and airboats. We have a lot of experienced members who can get you on the track or in the lake. We have a dirt track at the Agri-Civic Center located on S.R. 70 East, just east of Okeechobee which is open to the public. We typically run at this track as a club on Sunday afternoons starting at 3:30 p.m. We also run street cars in the parking lot of Big Lake Hobbies on Saturday afternoons starting at 2 p.m. Meetings are the “ rst Friday of the month at Big Lake Hobbies starting at 7:30 p.m. Come on out and meet us or join us, everyone is welcome. For information, call Joe Papasso at 561-252-0916.

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ORTHOPAEDICS By Dr. Ramesh Kumar Big Lake Cancer CenterHow many cancer patients would jump up and consider a treatment option that is proven to be highly effective, does not need surgery, painless, completed in 5 days or less, without signi“ cant side effects, w hile continuing to maintain their full level of activity and function? Radio surgery is a technique that utilizes specialized machines that allow large amounts of radiation to be delivered with sub millimeter accuracy What is Cyberknife Radiation Therapy? Submitted Photo/ Big Lake Cancer Center Cyberknife: Cutting edge technology at w ork for our patients in Okeechobee.and killing of tumor.Ž What kind of patients can be helped by Cyberknife? There are several situations too numerous to mention here where Cyberknife would be extremely useful and safe. The following are just a few of them: Patients with Trigeminal Neuralgia, pituitary tumors and tumors of the acoustic nerve called Acoustic Neuroma can avoid major surgical procedures on the brain by getting treated with Cyberknife. Patients with cancers of the brain, spine, lung and prostate are but a few of the cancers that can be helped with one to “ ve sessions of Radio Surgery. An article that was published in the Journal of the American Medical Association in 2010 showed that patients with patients with lung cancer who received Radiosurgery had a survival rate of 55.8% at 3 years versus 20 to 35% for those patients treated with traditional radiation over several weeks. As one of our patients commented, if it is good for patients at Stanford University, it is good for patients from the Okeechobee area! If you or someone you know has any form of cancer, please call us so we can explore the possibility of treating it with this cutting edge technology. This 4.5 million dollar machine is available at the of“ ces of Dr. Kumar in Saint Lucie County. Courtesy transportation is available to get to this of“ ce for those patients in need. Please call 863467-9500 for more information. FAMILY MEDICINE Hablamos Espaol Same Day Appointments Aliated with Raulerson Hospital RaulersonPrimaryCare.com 202 NE 2nd Avenue € Suites 3 & 4 Okeechobee, FL 34972 We Treat Kids Too!Monday … Thursday 8:00 a.m. … 5:00 p.m. Friday 8:00 a.m. … 4:00 p.m.(863) 467-2159 Dr. Zynab HassanBoard Certi“ed by the American Board of Family PhysiciansFamily Physician € Pediatrics Physicals € Family Care & Medicine Womens Health € Well-child visits Welcome to Medicare visits CANCER?15 Minute chat with Dr. Kumar, at no charge, to discuss Advanced Treatment options personalized just for you.Limited Appointments. CALL NOW 863-467-9500Big Lake Cancer Center1115 North Parrott Avenue, Okeechobee Exceeding patients expectations~ every day!Ž RADIATION ONCOLOGISTS Benjamin Epstein, D.O.Dr. Epstein is an experienced orthopaedic surgeon, who has been in practice for 20 years. Dr. Epstein For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 863-357-0540. Most insurances and Medicare are accepted. We Treat Kids Too!Great Orthopaedic CareRight Here in OkeechobeeOrthopaedic Specialists at Raulerson offers a full range of orthopaedic services including: € Total Hip and Knee Replacements € Arthroscopic Surgery & Sports Medicine € Pediatric Orthopedics € Work Related injuries GYNECOLOGY 1713 Hwy 441 N. Suite F, Okeechobee, FL Caring Evaluation and Treatment of Women’s Health IssuesD. J B• Laparoscopy Hysterectomy • Urogynecology • Pelvic Prolapse • Minimally Invasive Surgery • Infertility • Hysteroscopy • Menstrual Abnormalities • Endometriosis • Urinary Incontinence • Loss of Libido • Sterilization • Menopausal Disorders Accepting New Patients863-763-8000RaulersonGyn.com thereby killing the cancers without damaging surrounding normal tissues. It is as simple as going out to get a chest x-ray! Cyberknife Robotic Radio surgery system, created at Stanford University over 10 years ago is unique and better than other systems in the fact that it is the only Radio surgery system that can achieve what is called real-time tracking 8 Okeechobee News September 24, 2014

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Let us know by emailing feedback@newszap.com or calling your editor.Community Service Through Journalism W W e r e p o r t W e r e p o r t b u t Y O U b u t Y O U d e c i d e d e c i d e 9 Okeechobee News September 24, 2014 Special to the Okeechobee NewsPhysicians sometimes order cardiac stress tests for symptomless patients out of an abundance of caution, but a University of Florida study found this practice rarely reveals hidden heart issues. The researchers found few patients, if any, who do not display symptoms of cardiac distress bene“ ted from undergoing stress tests that look for cardiac problems. Their observational study, published online in the Journal of Nuclear Cardiology, relates to a campaign called Choosing W isely,Ž organized by the American Board of Internal Medicine Foundation (a credentialing agency for doctors) and Consumer Reports. The campaign aims to reduce the overuse of tests and procedures. Some physicians are more aggressive about and more likely to give these tests in people they are concerned for, or in patients who have risk factors for heart disease,Ž said David Winchester, M.D., a professor of medicine in the UF College of Medicine and the studys lead author. Our study was to show to the medical community that these tests not only have been thought to be unnecessary based on what the professional society is saying, but also in that we dont see any value in them for the patient.Ž This kind of stress test, called myocardial perfusion imaging, is ordered for patients who do not have the appropriate cardiac symptoms about 10 to 15 percent of the time at the Veterans Affairs hospital they studied, Winchester said. Nationally, the rate is 7 to 44 percent, Dr. Winchester said. Dr. Winchester found that out of a group of 521 men and women aged approximately 63, 53 who did not display symptoms of cardiac problems were given stress tests. Of these men, only one had heart disease issues, Winchester said. In our study, almost nobody had medical interventions such as cardiac catheterization testing done as a result of the inappropriate test,Ž said Winchester, who is also a staff cardiologist at the Malcom Randall Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Gainesville. Rebecca Beyth, M.D., M.Sc., an associate professor of medicine within the UF division of general internal medicine who also has a VA appointment, is a co-author of the paper. As a general internist, I am hoping that people really think about why it is they are ordering a particular test,Ž Dr. Beyth said. The test uses small amounts of radiation to trace how the heart is working. The patient receives a radioactive tracer intravenously, then sits in a camera that can detect the photons given off by the tracer. The heart takes up the tracer, and, using the camera, physicians can examine which parts of the heart the tracer did not pass through, which could indicate blockages. The patient performs the test both at rest and after walking on a treadmill or being given a medication that simulates physical activity. Its a very small amount of radiation, but enough that I would not want to perform the test indiscriminately,Ž Dr. Winchester said. If its something the patient needs and can bene“ t from, its a reasonable amount of radiation to expose them to.Ž Beyth noted the cost of unnecessary testing. The myocardial perfusion imaging test is a half-day procedure that costs patients between $500 and $1,000 out of pocket. If were using resources on people who dont need these resources, maybe we can spend those resources better elsewhere, such as in preventing heart disease,Ž Dr. Beyth said. The researchers next hope to reduce overuse of testing through the education of both doctors and patients. Researchers warn against overuse of cardiac stress tests Habitat for a Humanity seeks donationsHabitat for Humanity has moved from the Trading Post Flea Market to a new building at 1321 S.R. 70 East, across from Race Trac. They are accepting donations of household items, furniture and decorative items but no clothing. They plan to open the store the middle of October. For information or for pick up or drop off information, call Diane at 863-634-1686.

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Silver Springs, Oct. 1, (FNS) — Even the not-so-ancient but highly interesting and honorable profession of “milking rattlesnakes” and other deadly snakes for the venom is feeling the effects of the wary. Ross Allen, Florida’s nationally known herpetologist is opening a branch of his Florida Reptile Institute and Venom Laboratory at the Springs in Hialeah within the next few days. The move was made necessary because of inability to secure gasoline and tires for his usual weekly trips from Silver Springs to the Miami-Everglades area where he picked up reptiles and animals secured by nearly 50 trappers, commercial shermen and others on his payroll. Allen will spend his week days at Hialeah, but will appear at his Reptile Institute here every Sunday for his usual on the hour “milking” and accompanying lectures. With hundreds of soldiers and sailors crowding into Silver Springs every weekend, Allen nds an attentive audience at each performance, for all of the venom he extracts is rushed to leading laboratories where it is converted into serums that eventually nd their way into army, navy and marine corps and air force hospital kits throughout the world. He is prepared to pay from 25 cents to $100 for poisonous Florida reptiles, top price being offered for snakes over six fee t in length, dead or alive. From the Okeechobee News, Oct. 2, 1942Rattlesnake Milker Compelled To Open Branch By Nazis 10 Okeechobee News September 24, 2014 Okeechobee News: Celebrating our Centennial! Okeechobee News: Celebrating our Centennial! Colin English, state superintendent of p ublic instruction and Boyce A. Williams, chairman of the Florida Industrial Commission are making a state-wide drive to stop the wholesale migration of school-age children to jobs in con ict with Florida’s schools and child labor laws. In joint statements the two agency heads said that their departments are exerting every effort to put an end to the illegal emp loyment of children in Florida “which is one of the causes of the estimated drop this year from an anticipated 402,009 students to only 396,100.” The explained that the State Laws among other provisions, require employers hiring minors to have a certi cate for each child employed. The certi cates may be obtained from county school superintendents by the minor who must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. “The County Superintendent determines that the employment is not contrary to law in issuing a certi cate,” they said. “Children under 14 may not leave school to work under any conditions, and children 14 to 16 may obtain employment certi cates only in cases of urgent need. “For work during out-of-school hours or vacation periods — except for agricultural or domestic work — children under 16 must have a special employment certi cate. Their combined school and working time cannot exceed eight hours a day. “Minors over 16 are not compelled to attend school by law but those between 16 and 18 must have an age certi cate before being employed, except in agricultural or domestic work.” Williams stated that six inspectors of the Workman’s Compensation Division of his agency recently completed training in the enforcement of the Child Labor Day and now were stationed throughout the state. The chairman added that the Industrial Commission, which was given the task of administering the law by the past session of the legislature, would administer it vigorously and intelligently. “However,” he stated, “the law is broad enough to permit children to work when it is necessary and when no harm will result.” Superintendent English urged parents to make every effort to see that their children attend. “If children quit school to work, they are losing a priceless chance to help in the wa r effort,” he said. “The nation’s greatest nee d today is for persons who are at least high school graduates.” English stressed the seriousness of the problem by pointing ou t that approximately 12,000 Florida students have dropped out of school since the wa r began. “School schedules are rearranged when necessary,” he said, “so that students may do their part in the war program when emergencies develop, such as when perishable crops must be harvested.” From the Okeechobee News, Sept. 24, 1943 W ar Situation Is Affecting Florida School Attendance Arrangements have been completed to bring the mobile x-ray unit of the Division of Tuberculosis, State Board of Health, to Okeechobee County on October 16 and 17. Groups eligible for x-ray by the unit will be announced in the near future. The F.F.A. Welfare Board Civic Club and P.T.A. have been in charge of arrangements for the services of the mobile x-ray equipment. An x-ray of the lungs will show pulmonary tuberculosis in the early stages as well as in the more advanced stages. The health department director reports that tuberculosis is on the increase in the United States, according to indications from several of the larger cities. When people step up their tempo of life, when they work harder, worry more, do not eat properly or obtain enough rest, inevitably more people develop tuberculosis. It is still a dangerous disease in spite of the great strides made in this country to eradicate it. Nationally, it stands seventh among the causes of death, but in Florida in 1941, tuberculosis ranked fth. Among women between 18 and 35 years of age, it is still the rst cause of death. Among men between 25 and 45, it is the second cause of death, exceeded only by accidents. Tuberculosis can be cured it detected early. When the disease rst starts in the lungs, no symptoms are noticeable. An x-ray of the lungs, however, will reveal the presence of tuberculosis in this stage. Approximately 400 persons can be xrayed each day with the mobile unit. Citizens of Okeechobee County are advised to watch The News for announcement of those eligible for x-ray. Everyone eligible is urged to take advantage of this service. From the Okeechobee News, Oct. 2, 1942STATE TUBERCULOSIS X-RAY UNIT TO BE HERE OCTOBER 16 Special to the Okeechobee News/ Sam FradyLooking Back ...This postcard from Fort Drum was postmarked 1913. It was mailed with a one cent stamp. Do you have an old photo to share? Email it to okeenews@ newszap.com. Please include photos as jpg attachments. You may also bring old photos to the newspaper of“ ce at 107 S.W. 17th Street during regular of“ ce hours and we will scan them in.

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ATTENTION OHS Class of 2005 Grads!We are celebrating our 10 year reunion! When:10/11/14 Where: Good Spirits Time: 7 PM12AM Cost: $25 dollars CASH On SALE now through 9/30/14 at Good Spirits and 1 Stop Party Shop, or pay $35 at the door on the day of event. or more fruits & vegetables hours or less recreational screen time** Keep TV/Computer out of the bedroom. No screen time under the age of 2.hour or more of physical activity sugary drinks, more water & low fat milk 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! 11 Okeechobee News September 24, 2014 By Tammi KellyOkeechobee NewsWhen one family decided to follow their lifelong dream of owning their own business, they came across an opportunity that would make a huge impact in the community. Chobee Play Skate N Bowl, 1465 U.S. 441 S.E., opened July 23 with owners Lynn and Tom Levins and Leslie Maynor, their daughter, as manager. Chobee Play offers updated bowling lanes that give a new meaning to cosmic bowling, where black lights are lit and neon paint lights up the bowling alley. Chobee Play also has a laser tag room that is truly a must see.Ž Plans are under way to add a skating rink and bumper cars. Mrs. Levins said they originally planned to put in the bumper car facility “ rst, but due to feedback from the community they decided to delay the bumper cars in order to prioritize installation of the skating rink. They hope to have the skating rink ready to open in summer of 2015. The mother and daughter team of Mrs. Levins and Mrs. Maynor want to provide more for children in Okeechobee. Both have degrees as elementary education teachers. Mrs. Levins teaches at North Elementary School. We have so much fun when the schools come in and bring the kids. They really enjoy themselves,Ž said Mrs. Maynor. Chobee Play is kid friendly for all ages in a family environment. It was a lifelong dream to own our own family business and to provide a safe environment for family entrainment,Ž said Mr. Levins. We knew as our kids grew up and became the age where they wanted to go out and have fun with their friends that there were only certain things here in Okeechobee for them to do. As a parent. having them go out of town 30 to 45 minutes away just to have fun was hard.Ž said Mrs. Levin Chobee Play is a family-friendly business. When renovating the building, they removed the bar. An ice cream bar and candy shop to take its place. Mrs. Mayor said that with families in mind, they are proud to keep the prices affordable. You cannot go anywhere and get the quality of laser tag or game play you can get here,Ž said Mrs. Maynor. Chobee Play is the perfect destination for family night, date night or any night for that matter. Bring your birthday parties and special events here too. For more information, visit their website at chobeeplay.com or email them at info@ chobeeplay.com and be sure to like them on Facebook. They can be reached by phone at 863-467-1800. Chobee Play offers fun for the whole family Okeechobee News/ Tammi KellyBowling is for all ages at Chobee Play Skate N Bowl. Okeechobee News/ Tammi kellyPictured left to right are Leslie Maynor, Lynn Levins, Tom Levins, Ben Levins, Jace Maynor and Jaxson Maynor. They are having fun in the lazer tag room at Chobee Play.

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Important Information: Please read your ad carefully the first day it appears. In case of an inadvertent error, please notify us prior to the deadline listed. We will not be responsible for more than 1 incorrect insertion, or for more than the extent of the ad rendered valueless by such errors. Advertiser assumes responsibility for all statements, names and content of an ad, and assumes responsibility for any claims against the INI USA. All advertising is subject to publisher’s approval. The publisher reserves the right to accept or reject any or all copy, and to insert above the copy the word “advertisement”. All ads accepted are subject to credit approval. All ads must conform to INI USA style and are restricted to their proper classifications. Some classified categories require advance payment. These classifications are denoted with an asterisk *. Auctions e Largest Government Surplus Equipment Auction on the SW Coast of FloridaLive & Online Bidding for Farm, Ranch, Construction Equip., Misc tools. Sat. Oct. 4th at 9AMNow Accepting Consignments Go to online bidding at LandAuctionService.com Lee Civic Center 11831 Bayshore Rd. N. Ft Myers, FL 33917 Frank E. Land, Auctioneer (239) 936-4121AB2084/AU2814 Garage/ Yard SalesWe Buy Estates Antiques, Collectibles, Household, Tools, Jewelry and etc. Call 863-697-8906 ServicesMOHAWK CONSTRUCTION INC. FILL SHELL, ASPHALT MILLINGS, SAND, STONE, MULCH, TOP SOIL. LARGE OR SMALL QUANTITIES DELIVERED OR PICK-UP, NEAR TOWN. JOSH 634-9486 TIM SILLS, LLC. PRESSURE WASHING, PAINTING, ROOF COATING AND SOME TREE TRIMING CALL 863-44-6837 LIC#7272 Employment Full TimeCITY OF OKEECHOBEE Now Hiring ACCOUNTS CLERK cityofokeechobee.com See website for application & job description Applications also available at City Hall, 55 SE 3rd Ave., Rm 100, Okeechobee, FL 34974, 863-763-3372 ext. 215. Applications accepted until position is lled, strongly encouraged to apply by Friday, October 3, 2014. Successful candidates are required to pass a pre-employment physical. EEO/ADA/GINA/VP/DFWP Needed CLASS A CDL DRIVER must have DOT medical, drug free & clean driving history. 2.5 yrs. tanker endorsement. Call 863.467-9800. M-F 9:00 to 5:00. DRIVERS: $5,000 Sign-On Bonus! Great Pay! Consistent Freight, Great Miles on this Regional Account. Werner Enterprises: 1-855-517-2488 Employment Full Time NOW HIRING LOCAL & REGIONAL DRIVERSCall Donnie at (800) 741-6500 or apply online www.walpoleinc.com Class A company CDL EOE/DFWP• minimum of 2 years driving experience • clean driving record Our package includes: 401K, paid training, safety bonuses, paid vacations, professional uniforms, uniform cleaning service, boot program & more! Employment Full Time **HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONALS**Join a team that supports you professionally and personally Correctional Healthcare Companies is currently seeking top-notch Mental Health professionals to join our team in Moore Haven & South Bay Florida. Mental Health Opportunities Include: PRN (as needed) Mental Health Professional We invite you to take a look at our career opportunities. Please apply online at www.correctioncare.com/careers CHC is an EEO Employer Employment Full Time Need a few more bucks to purchase something deer? Pick up some extra bucks when you sell your used items in the classifeids. Grab a bargain from your neighbors garage, attic, basement or closet in todays classifieds. Employment Full Time NOW HIRING CDLA DRIVERS for Full-Time MILK HAULER positions in OKEECHOBEE, FL! $15 per hour, plus BENEFITS! Drivers must have 2 recent years of exp, valid CDL-A, and acceptable MVR. For details, call (800) 598-7866. Download application online at www.southeast milk.org Fax to: (352)307-0499 EEO & Drug Free Workplace Employment MedicalRECEPTIONIST : needed for busy medical of ce, minimum of 1 year of ce experience preferred. Please send resumes to PO Box 1489, Okeechobee, FL 34973 or fax resume to 863-467-6833. Employment Part TimePart-time Cook needed for Chuck Wagon. Must have Florida Food Handler Certi cation Call 863-451-1319 for more information. Need a few more bucks to purchase something deer? Pick up some extra bucks when you sell your used items in the classifeids. When doing those chores is doing you in, its time to look for a helper in the classifieds. Earn some extra cash. Sell your used items in the classifieds Business Opportunities NOTICEIndependent Newspapers will never accept any advertisement that is illegal or considered fraudulent. In all cases of questionable value, such as promises of guaranteed income from work-athome programs if it sounds too good to be true, chances are that it is. If you have questions or doubts about any ad on these pages, we advise that before responding or sending money ahead of time, you check with the Better Business Bureau at 772-878-2010 for previous complaints. Some 800 and 900 telephone numbers may require an extra charge, as well as long distance toll costs. We will do our best to alert our reader of these charges in the ads, but occasionally we may not be aware of the charges. Therefore, if you call a number out of your area, use caution. Dental EMERGENCY DENTIST 24/7 Urgent Dental Care 7 days a week. Accepting most PPO & Private Insurance. We offer care credit & accept all major credit cards. Call 1-855-683-0990 or 561-683-0990 Looking for a place to hang your hat? Look no further than the classifieds. Miscellaneous3,800 sq ft Thrift Store Contents, Merchandise ONLY, Open your store tomorrow or Flea Market! $4,000 for all (561)346-4692 FOR SALE (2)CHEST FREEZERS, SEVERAL SOFA BEDS AND MISC BATH FIXTURES CALL FOR PRICES AND MORE INFO 863-763-6100 Pets/SuppliesFREE TO GOOD HOME, MALE BLACK & TAN CHIHUAHUA ABOUT 3 MONTHS OLD HAS SHOTS UP TO DATE. CALL 863-763-7542 Yorkipoo Pups Tiny toys 12 wks (Black balls of fur)Shots/vets health cert.Adorable must see! cash only. $350.00. (863)610-2725 SewingMachinesSewing Machine Store closing: Selling Everything!! Call 863-292-6033 for more information. Farm ProduceFresh Michigan Apples. $25 per 23 lb box/$13 1/2 box. Sales bene t the Okeechobee Adventist Christian School. Order before October 3. (863)610-1291 One mans trash is another mans treasure. Turn your trash to treasure with an ad in the classifieds. 12 Okeechobee News September 24, 2014 October isThe Okeechobee News will be featuring a special section that includes valuable information about breast cancer prevention. Join us in raising awareness for this great cause. The section will be published on Wednesday, October 1. The deadline for ad copy is Monday, September 29.Contact a Sales Representative today to place your advertisement (863) 763-3134 • Fax (863) 763-7949 • okeeadsales@newszap.com

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Farm ProduceFresh Michigan Apples. $25 per 23 lb box/$13 1/2 box. Sales bene t the Okeechobee Adventist Christian School. Order before October 3. (863)610-1291 Apartments1/1 UNFURNISHED DUPLEX w/GARAGE-WASHER & DRYER HOOK UPDISHWASHERWALK-IN CLOSETCOMMUNITY POOL/ TENNIS COURT/ SHUFFLEBOARD-CORNER LOT $760.00/MONTH INC WATER,LAWN CARE, PEST CONTROL & GARBAGEPREFER 1 TO 2 ADULTS-SMALL PET WELCOME-1ST & SECURITY-CALL 863-447-0742. 2BD/1BA APARTMENT IN TOWN, WALKING DISTANCE TO STORES. NO PETS. FIRST, LAST & SECURITY $600.00 A MONTH 863-634-2820 Beautiful Samantha’s Garden Apartments 2BR/2BA, in town, W&D, $800 mo. + sec. dep. Call (863)467-9250 or (863)634-5780. Furnished Ef ciency In quiet neighborhood. Short term only. 3 night minimum. Call (863)623-4413 KINGS BAY Nice Twnhs 2br, 1ba, Tiled oors. Includes Water. $700 month + dep. Pool & Tennis Court. 863-801-7206 or 561-358-8128 NW OKEE: 2 BR 1.5 BA, 2 BR, 1 BA. $700. 1st, last & $500 security. Shown only 11am-6pm 561-346-1642. TOWNCENTER APTS. 2 br./1 1/2 ba. Apts. Move-In Special 50% off 1st month Rent! 863-763-8878 Commercial Property4,800 sq ft CBS w/ 2br1ba Loft apt, Lrg garg doors, secure fenced yard. Live in or rent apt. Off of hwy 70 $2,200/mo (561)346-4692 Condos/Townhouses RentOAK LAKE VILLA 2/2 $700 A MONTH AVAILABLE OCT. CALL 863-763-4831 Houses Rent3BD/1BA HOUSE ON 1 ACRE, CERAMIC TILE FLOORS, NEW CABINETS & COUNTER TOPS. NO PETS. FIRST, LAST & SECURITY $850.00 A MONTH 863-634-2820 CLEAN 3BR HOUSE, DIXIE RANCH ACRES AREA, 10011 NW 64TH AVE. PETS ALLOWED UPON APPROVAL. $700/MO. WATER & LAWN CARE INCLUDED. $600 SECURITY. 863-610-0001 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 OKEE In Town 2 1/2 br./1ba., W/D hookup. Lawn Service. Non Smoking. Small pet ok. $750 mo. 1st, last & $500 sec. 941-504-3954 Okeechobee CHARMING, CLEAN & WELL KEPT 3/2 updated, 12 mile NE of town center, lawn, pest, trash & water included. $675.00 per month. Call M-F only. NO PETS. 863.467.9800 SINGLE FAMILY 3BD/2BA 311 SE 8TH DRIVE. 1/4 ACRE IN CITY, PRIVATE SETTING, GARAGE, LIKE NEW. $900.00 MONTHLY CALL 786-253-5072 Office Space Rent “Time To Move In Is Now” First 2 Months Free“Next to Court House” Commercial Space 500, 1000, 1300 SF. 863-467-0651 CORNER OFFICE 2,500 SQ FT, WATER-SEWERDUMPSTER INCLUDED, 2 MONTH’S FREE RENT, CALL 863-634-7994 FOR DETAILS. Love the earth Recycle your used items by selling them in the classifieds. When doing those chores is doing you in, its time to look for a helper in the classifieds. Find it faster. Sell it sooner in the classifieds Houses Sale3BD/1BA NEED TO SELL ASAP! IN OKEECHOBEE 25K OFF RETAIL VALUE! CALL 917-216-3617 Mobile Home Rent2BD/1BA NICE KITCHEN AND LIVING ROOM, LARGE YARD. ON 2.5 ACRES $500.00/MO. CALL 954-752-6184 BUCKHEAD RIDGE 3bd./2ba Dble Wide. $600 mo. plus sec. No pets. Call 863-763-4031 FULLY FURNISHED: All utilities paid. On water. Quiet neighborhood. Adult complex. No children or pets. (863)357-2044 for appointment. Mobile HomeSalePalm Harbor Homes Plant City !! $5K Home replacement. Over 22 models to viewFree factory tours! New Velocity home $67,903 includes delivery, set and A/C plantcity.palmharbor.com or 800-622-2832 *Se habla espanol Office Space Rent Grab a bargain from your neighbors garage, attic, basement or closet in todays classifieds. Campers/RVsWanted all Travel Trailers, Motor Homes and Fifth Wheels. Any Condition, Cash paid on the spot Call 941-347-7171 Motorcycles2007 HARLEY DAVIDSON ROAD KING CLASSIC, 10,000 MILES, LOTS OF CHROME, ALL MAINTENANCE RECORDS. $13,000. MUST SEE TO APPRECIATE. 863-697-9066 OR 863-467-8003 Automobiles2001 BMW 330CI, BLACK, HAS 111,000 MILES, RUNS GREAT GARAGE KEPT, CLEAN CARFAX $6,500.00 CALL 863-801-5359 Autos WantedCASH FOR CARS No Title Needed, Any Condition. 268junk.com Located in Okeechobee Call (863)268-5865 Public Notice 13 Okeechobee News September 24, 2014NOTICE OF DISPOSITION OF PERSONAL ITEMS: Notice is hereby given that Awesome Self Storage, in accordance with Florida Statues Self Storage Facility Act, Sections 83-801 through 83-809, will dispose of the contents of the following storage units: Unit C359 belonging to David Stevens, unit C221 belonging to Jams Amick and unit A122 belonging to Susan Barber on Oct. 6, 2014. Contentshousehold goods and furnishing.. Disposal will take place on that date at the Okeechobee County Land ll. Awesome Self Storage 6489 Hwy 441 SE Okeechobee, FL 34974 863-357-2403 467347 ON 9/24;10/1/2014 READING A NEWSPAPER...makes you a more informed and interesting person. No wonder readers are more successful! Special to the Okeechobee News/ EESEverglades Students of the WeekEverglades Elementary students achieving excellence in the classroom for the week of Sept. 26 include: kindergarten, Valeria Martinez, Wileecia Hendrieth, Gabriella Villarreal, Jonathan Morales, Dominic Rosa; “ rst grade, Yelana Torres, Cirsten Suarez, Hayden Sullivan, Aryan Karki, Jill Baumhardt; second grade, Brooklin Quinlin, Carli McPeak; third grade, Angelina Rosa, Star Phillips, James Pendarvis, Jaedon Gilbert, Iris Ramirez; fourth grade, Jasell Rueda, Rafael Garza, Rhyleigh Tingle, Yasmin Abonza; “ fth grade, Gavin Murphy and Princessa Ortega. Congratulations to our many outstanding students. Special to the Okeechobee News/ SEMESSeminole Students of the WeekSeminole Elementary would like to congratulate the students of the week for the week of Sept. 15: Lilly King, Preston Albritton, Nevaeh Mount, Fox Cowing, Erick Lima, Angel Jaimes, India Turner, Adrian Guillen, Jesus Bucia, Angelina Manzano, John Moody, Erick Rayo, Shane Pettit, Eli Cannon, Bryanna Castillo, Heidi Garcia-Reyes, Melanie Hernandez, Jorge Garcia-Aguirre, Augi Tijerina, Kevin Carr, Ruben Martinez, Samantha Carlson, Alejandra Nunez, Quannaisa Futch, Jose Monrroy, Adriana Beltran and Angel Trejo.

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Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA Case No.: 47-2012-CA-000464 BANK OF AMERICA, N.A. Plaintiff, v. VIANEY CARDENAS; PERFECTO BALTAZAR; YASMIN CARDENAS; SERGIO PENA; ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANT(S) WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order on Motion to Cancel and Reschedule Foreclosure Sale dated August 6, 2014, entered in Civil Case No. 47-2012-CA-000464 of the Circuit Court of the Nineteenth Judicial Circuit in and for Okeechobee County, Florida, wherein the Clerk of the Circuit Court will sell to the highest bidder for cash on the 15th 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 13, BLOCK 15, A PLAT OF UNIT NUMBER 2 BASSWOOD INCORPORATED, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 28, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must le a claim within 60 days after the sale. AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT. If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Corrie Johnson, ADA Coordinator, 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. Si usted es una persona discapacitada que necesita alguna adaptacion para poder participar de este procedimiento o evento; usted tiene derecho, sin costo alguno a que se le provea cierta ayuda. Favor de comunicarse con Corrie Johnson, Coordinadora de A.D.A., 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, Fl. 34986, (772)807-4370 por lo menos 7 dias antes de que tenga que comparecer en corte o inmediatamente despues de haber recibido esta noti cacion si es que falta menos de 7 dias para su comparecencia. Si tiene una discapacidad auditiva o de habla, llame al 711. Si ou se yon moun ki kokobe ki bezwen asistans ou aparey pou ou ka patisipe nan prosedu sa-a, gen dwa san ou pa bezwen peye anyen pou ou jwen on seri de ed. Tanpri kontakte Corrie Johnson, Co-ordinator ADA, 250 NW Country Club Drive, suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 Omwen 7 jou avan ke ou gen pou-ou paret nan tribunal, ou imediatman ke ou resevwa avis saa ou si le ke ou gen pou-ou ale nan tribunal-la mwens ke 7 jou; Si ou pa ka tande ou pale byen, rele 711. Dated at OKEECHOBEE, Florida this 7th day of August, 2014. SHARON ROBERTSON CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA BY: SANDRA L. CREECH DEPUTY CLERK 466740 ON 9/17,24/2014 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.: 13 000396 CA AXMX TD BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, Plaintiff, VS. OLIE H. HEDRICK; DONNA LEA HEDRICK a/k/a DONNA HEDRICK; TENANT # 1 and TENANT # 2, unknown tenants in possession, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to the Consent Final Judgment of Foreclosure Dated August 27,2014 (the “Judgment”), entered in Civil Case No. 13 000396 CA of the Circuit Court of the Nineteenth Judicial Circuit in and for Okeechobee County, Florida, in which TD BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, is Plaintiff and OLIE H. HEDRICK and DONNA LEA HEDRICK a/k/a DONNA HEDRICK are Defendants. The Clerk of Court will sell the Property as de ned in the Judgment and as set forth below at a public sale on October 22, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. to the “highest bidder,” for cash in the Jury Assembly Room at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 2nd Floor, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 34972, in accordance with Section 45.031, Florida Statutes. The “highest bidder” for purposes of this Notice of Sale, is de ned as the party who bids the largest amount of money to purchase the Property (as de ned below) and who completes the sale in a timely fashion, as hereinafter set out. The one who bids the largest amount of money to purchase the Property (as de ned below) shall be permitted to complete the sale by delivering to the Clerk, the balance of such bid, over and above the deposit, by 3:00 p.m. on the day of the sale. The following property located in Okeechobee, Florida, is the subject of this Notice of Sale: Lot 7, Block 1, Second Revised Plat of Wilcox Shores, according to the map or plat thereof, as recorded in Plat Book 3, Page(s) 16, of the Public Records of Okeechobee County, Florida. Together with the following: A parcel of land lying in Section 22, Township 37 South, Range 35 East, Okeechobee County, and being a portion of Lot 6, Block 1, Second Revised Plat of Parts of Wilcox Shores, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 16, Public Records of Okeechobee County, Florida, and being more particularly described as follows: Begin at the Northeast corner of said Lot 6; thence South 7351’22” West, along the North line of said Lot 6, a distance of 147.33 feet; thence South 1608’38” East, perpendicular to said North line of Lot 6, a distance of 20.00 feet, to the Northwest corner of Lot 7, Block 1; thence North 7351’22” East, along the North line of said Lot 7, Block 1, a distance of 95.84 feet, to the Northeast corner of said Lot 7, Block 1; thence North 0007’11” West, along the West line of the 40.00 foot wide canal right-ofway lying East of said Lots 6 & 7, Block 1, a distance of 10.40 feet; thence North 7351’22” East, along the North line of said canal right-of-way, a distance of 45.75 feet; thence North 0007’11” West, along the Northeast line of said Lot 6, a distance of 10.40 feet, to the Point of Beginning together with all existing or subsequently erected or af xed buildings, improvements, and xtures (the “Property”). Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens, must le a claim within 60 days after the sale. DATED on August 29, 2014. SHARON ROBERTSON Clerk of Circuit Court BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk 467045 ON 9/24;10/1/2014 The classifieds are the most successful salesperson in town. Public Notice Earn some extra cash. Sell your used items in the classifieds Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA Case No.: 47-2014-CA-000116 BANK OF AMERICA, N.A. Plaintiff, v. ROBERT W. WALTERS A/K/A ROBERT WALTERS; ANN M. WALTERS A/K/A ANN WALTERS; 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; CLERK OF THE COURT, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY; OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, A POLITICAL SUBDIVISION OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA; STATE OF FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE Defendant(s). NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order of Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated September 3, 2014, entered in Civil Case No. 47-2014CA-000116 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 22nd 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 1, NORTH LAKE COUNTRY ESTATES UNIT II, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 5, PAGE 86, 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 9th day of September, 2014. SHARON ROBERTSON CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA BY: SANDRA L. CREECH DEPUTY CLERK 467299 ON 9/24;10/1/2014 Public Notice Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 14000311CAAXMX WELLS FARGO BANK, NA, Plaintiff, VS. APRIL CLARK et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF ACTION TO: THE UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, LIENORS, CREDITORS, TRUSTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, OR AGAINST JAMES E. CLARK, JR., DECEASED LAST KNOWN ADDRESS: UNKNOWN CURRENT ADDRESS: UNKNOWN ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANT(S) WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS LAST KNOWN ADDRESS: UNKNOWN CURRENT ADDRESS: UNKNOWN YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose a mortgage on the following property in OKEECHOBEE County, Florida: LOT 17, BLOCK 4, LAR-KEE LAKES 2ND ADDITION FOR MOBILE HOMES, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 4, PAGE 6, PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. TOGETHER WITH A CERTAIN RETIRED 2005 GENERAL MOBILE HOME LOCATED THEREON AS A FIXTURE AND APPURTENANCE THERETO: VIN# GMHGA40432212A AND GMHGA40432212B has been led against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses within 30 days after the rst publication, if any, on Ronald R Wolfe & Associates, P.L., Plaintiffs attorney, whose address is 4919 Memorial Highway, Suite 200, Tampa, Florida 33634, and le the original with this Court either before service on Plaintiffs attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint or petition. This notice shall be published once each week for two consecutive weeks in the Okeechobee News (Independent Newspapers). WITNESS my hand and the seal of this Court on this 11th day of Sept. 2014. SHARON ROBERTSONClerk of the Court BY: Arlene Nealis As Deputy Clerk Ronald R. Wolfe & Associates, P.L. P.O. Box 25018, Tampa, Florida 33622-5018 WELLSLPS-FHA-R-esarwark-Team 1 F14007673-F14007673 If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Corrie Johnson, ADA Coordinator, 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711.SPANISH: Si usted es una persona discapacitada que necesita alguna adaptacion para poder participar de este procedimiento o evento; usted tiene derecho, sin costo alguno a que se le provea cierta ayuda. Favor de comunicarse con Corrie Johnson, Coordinadora de A.D.A., 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, Fl. 34986, (772) 807-4370 por lo menos 7 dias antes de que tenga que comparecer en corte o inmediatamente despues de haber recibido esta noti cacion si es que falta menos de 7 dias para su comparecencia. Si tiene una discapacidad auditiva o de habla, llame al 711. KREYOL: Si ou se yon moun ki kokobe ki bezwen asistans ou aparey pou ou ka patisipe nan prosedu sa-a, ou gen dwa san ou pa bezwen peye anyen pou ou jwen on seri de ed. Tanpri kontakte Corrie Johnson, Co-ordinator ADA, 250 NW Country Club Drive, suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 O’mwen 7 jou avan ke ou gen pou-ou paret nan tribunal, ou imediatman ke ou resevwa avis sa-a ou si le ke ou gen pou-ou ale nan tribunal-la mwens ke 7 jou; Si ou pa ka tande ou pale byen, rele 711. 467248 ON 9/17,24/2014 Public Notice Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 19TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 47-2013-CA-000158 JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION Plaintiff, VS. AARON BARTOE A/K/A AARON K. BARTOE A/K/A AARON KEITH BARTOE; et al; Defendants. RE-NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order Rescheduling Foreclosure Sale dated September 8, 2014, and entered in Case No. 47-2013CA-000158, of the Circuit Court of the 19th Judicial Circuit in and for OKEECHOBEE County, Florida, wherein JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION is Plaintiff and AARON BARTOE A/K/A AARON K. BARTOE A/K/A AARON KEITH BARTOE; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF AARON BARTOE A/K/A AARON K. BARTOE A/K/A AARON KEITH BARTOE; UNKNOWN PERSON(S) IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY; TOWN & COUNTRY TITLE GUARANTY & ESCROW; are defendants. I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash IN THE JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM ON THE 2ND FLOOR OF THE OKEECHOBEE COUNTY JUDICIAL CENTER, at 312 N.W. THIRD STREET, OKEECHOBEE in OKEECHOBEE County, FLORIDA 34972, at 11:00 A.M., on the 22nd day of October, 2014, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: LOT 21, DEER PARK ACRES, AN UNRECORDED SUBDIVISION LYING IN SECTIONS 31, 32 & 33, TOWNSHIP 33 SOUTH, RANGE 35 EAST, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA, BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCING AT THE SOUTHEAST CORNER OF SAID SECTION 32, MARKED BY A HEWED LIGHTERWOOD POST, BEAR SOUTH 8933’31” W, ALONG THE SOUTH LINE OF SAID SECTION 32, A DISTANCE OF 2,317.56 FEET; THENCE NORTH A DISTANCE OF 672.86 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE CONTINUE ALONG AFOREDESCRIBED LINE A DISTANCE OF 330.00 FEET; THENCE BEAR NORTH 89 19’ 08” EAST, A DISTANCE OF 660.00 FEET; THENCE BEAR SOUTH A DISTANCE OF 330.00 FEET; THENCE BEAR SOUTH 8919’ 08” WEST, A DISTANCE OF 660.00 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. SUBJECT TO THE EAST 25 FEET THEREOF FOR ROAD PURPOSES. TOGETHER WITH THAT CERTAIN DOUBLEWIDE MANUFACTURED HOME DESCRIBED AS A 1997 FLET WITH VIN NOS. FLFLV70A25093GH31 AND FLFLV70B25093GH31. A person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must le a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated this 9th day of September, 2014. SHARON ROBERTSON As Clerk of said Court BY: Sandra L. Creech As Deputy Clerk Florida Rules of Judicial Administration Rule 2.540 Notices to Persons With Disabilities If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Corrie Johnson, ADA Coordinator, 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. SPANISH: Si usted es una persona discapacitada que necesita alguna adaptacion para poder participar de este procedimiento o evento; usted tiene derecho, sin costo alguno a que se le provea cierta ayuda. Favor de comunicarse con Corrie Johnson, Coordinadora de A.D.A., 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, Fl. 34986, (772) 807-4370 por lo menos 7 dias antes de que tenga que comparecer en corte o inmediatamente despues de haber recibido esta noti cacion si es que falta menos de 7 dias para su comparecencia. Si tiene una discapacidad auditiva o de habla, llame al 711. KREYOL: Si ou se yon moun ki kokobe ki bezwen asistans ou aparey pou ou ka patisipe nan prosedu sa-a, ou gen dwa san ou pa bezwen peye anyen pou ou jwen on de ed. Tanpri kontakte Corrie Johnson, Coordinator ADA, 250 NW Country Club Drive, suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 O’mwen 7 jou avan ke ou gen pou-ou paret nan tribunal, ou imediatman ke ou resevwa avis sa-a ou si le ke ou gen pou-ou ale nan tribunal-la mwens ke 7 jou; Si ou pa ka tande ou pale byen, rele 711. SHARON ROBERTSON As Clerk of said Court BY: Sandra L. Creech As Deputy Clerk 467298 ON 9/24;10/1/2014 Public Notice 14 Okeechobee News September 24, 2014 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.: 2012 CA 000104 TD BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, Plaintiff, VS. MARILYN A. CHANDLER; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF MARILYN A. CHANDLER; and JOHN DOE and JANE DOE, unknown parties in possession, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to the Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated August 21, 2014 (the “Judgment”), entered in Civil Case No. 2012-CA-000104 of the Circuit Court of the Nineteenth Judicial Circuit in and for Okeechobee County, Florida, in which TD BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, is Plaintiff, and MARILYN A. CHANDLER, JOHN DOE n/k/a JEB CHANDLER and JANE DOE n/k/a MIRANDA TRENT are Defendants. The Clerk of Court will sell the Property as de ned in the Judgment and as set forth below at a public sale on October 15, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. to the “highest bidder,” for cash in the Jury Assembly Room at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 2nd Floor, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 34972, in accordance with Section 45.031, Florida Statutes. The “highest bidder” for purposes of this Notice of Sale, is de ned as the party who bids the largest amount of money to purchase the Property (as de ned below) and who completes the sale in a timely fashion, as hereinafter set out. The one who bids the largest amount of money to purchase the Property (as de ned below) shall be permitted to complete the sale by delivering to the Clerk, the balance of such bid, over and above the deposit, by 3:00 p.m. on the day of the sale. The following property located in Okeechobee, Florida, is the subject of this Notice of Sale: Lot 17, Block 56, Basswood Unit 5, according to the plat recorded in Plat book 3, Page 51, of the Public records of Okeechobee County, Florida together with all existing or subsequently erected or af xed buildings, improvements, and xtures (the “Property”). Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens, must le a claim within 60 days after the sale. DATED on August 22nd, 2014. SHARON ROBERTSON Clerk of Circuit Court BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk 467009 ON 9/17,24/2014 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 13000074CAAXMX JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO CHASE HOME FINANCE LLC, SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO CHASE MANHATTAN MORTGAGE CORPORATION, Plaintiff, VS. JOHNNY J. HERNANDEZ A/K/A JOHNNY HERNANDEZ et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN Pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated August 25, 2014, and entered in Case No. 13000074CAAXMX of the Circuit Court of the Nineteenth Judicial Circuit in and for Okeechobee County, Florida in which JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association, successor by merger to Chase Home Finance LLC, successor by merger to Chase Manhattan Mortgage Corporation, is the Plaintiff and Johnny J. Hernandez a/k/a Johnny Hernandez, Marsha L. Hernandez, UNKNOWN TENANT, are defendants, the Okeechobee County Clerk of the Circuit Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in the Jury Assembly Room, 2nd Floor, Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 34972, Okeechobee County, Florida at 11:00AM on the 15th day of October, 2014, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment of Foreclosure: LOTS 1 AND 2, BLOCK 9, OKEECHOBEE HAMMOCK, SECTION 2, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 43, PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. A/K/A 9160 SE 63RD DR, OKEECHOBEE, FL 34974 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must le a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated in Okeechobee County, Florida this 29th day of August, 2014. SHARON ROBERTSON Clerk of the Circuit Court Okeechobee County, Florida BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk Albertelli Law, Attorney for Plaintiff P.O. Box 23028, Tampa, FL 33623 (813) 221-4743 (813) 221-9171 facsimile eService: servealaw@albertellilaw.com JR 14-130974 In Accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Corrie Johnson, ADA Coordinator, 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. 467041 ON 9/17,24/2014 IN THE CIRCUIT CIVIL COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY CIVIL DIVISION Case No. 2012 CA 000055 WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A., NOT IN ITS INDIVIDUAL OR BANKING CAPACITY, BUT SOLELY AS TRUSTEE FOR THE RESIDENTIAL MORTGAGE TRUST 2008-R1 Plaintiff, vs. POORNAWATIE TIWARI A/K/A POORNAWATIE TIWARI UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF POORNAWATTI TIWARI A/K/A POORNAWATIE TIWARI; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF CHARLES E. HIGHT AS OF 9/3/2002; PRINCIPAL RESIDENTIAL MORTGAGE INC.; JODIE TAYLO; ROGER TAYLOR; UNKNOWN TENANT #1; UNKNOWN TENANT #2; UNKNOWN TENANT #3; UNKNOWN TENANT #4; UNKNOWN TENANT #5; UNKNOWN TENANT #6; UNKNOWN TENANT #7; UNKNOWN TENANT #8, AND UNKNOWN TENANTS/OWNERS, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given, pursuant to Final Judgment of Foreclosure for Plaintiff entered in this cause on August 25, 2014, in the Circuit Court of Okeechobee County, Florida, I will sell the property situated in Okeechobee County, Florida described as: A PARCEL OF LAND IN SECTION 6, TOWNSHIP 38 SOUTH, RANGE 36 EAST, LYING SOUTHWESTERLY OF S.R. #15 (CONNERS HIGHWAY) AND BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: FROM A 5” X 5” CONCRETE MONUMENT MARKING THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF SAID SECTION 6, BEAR SOUTH 89 DEGREES 42’ 42” WEST ALONG THE NORTH LINE OF SAID SECTION 6, A DISTANCE OF 4686.16 FEET TO THE SOUTHWEST RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE OF S.R.#15; THENCE SOUTH 51 DEGREES 30’ 19”’ EAST ALONG SAID LINE OF DISTANCE OF 10.02 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE CONTINUE ALONG SAID RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE ON A BEARING OF SOUTH 51 DEGREES 30’ 19” EAST A DISTANCE OF 29.41 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 55 DEGREES 37’ 15” EAST ALONG SAID RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE A DISTANCE OF 20.59 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 34 DEGREES 22’ 45” WEST TO THE CENTRAL AND SOUTHERN FLORIDA FLOOD CONTROL DISTRICT LEVEE LD-4 RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE; THENCE NORTH 54 DEGREES 55’ 02” WEST ALONG SAID LINE A DISTANCE OF 66.32 FEET; THENCE NORTH 38 DEGREES 29’ 41” EAST A DISTANCE OF 228.40 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING TOGETHER WITH THAT CERTAIN 1964 TITAN MOTOR HOME MOBILE HOME, VIN(S) 5141391. and commonly known as: 5390 US HWY 441 SE, OKEECHOBEE, FL 34974; including the building, appurtenances, and xtures located therein, at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash, in the Jury Assembly Room, 2nd Floor, Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida on October 15, 2014 at 11 am. Any persons claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must le a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated this 29th day of August, 2014. SHARON ROBERTSON CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT BY: SANDRA L. CREECH DEPUTY CLERK 467040 ON 9/17,24/2014 Reading a newspaper helps you plan your time wisely.No wonder newspaper readers enjoy life more!

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Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 47-2013-CA-000009 PNC BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO NATIONAL CITY BANK, SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO HARBOR FEDERAL SAVINGS BANK, Plaintiff, vs. EMILE LUXE, et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN Pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated August 25, 2014, and entered in Case No. 47-2013-CA-000009 of the Circuit Court of the Nineteenth Judicial Circuit in and for Okeechobee County, Florida in which PNC Bank, National Association, successor by merger to National City Bank, successor by merger to Harbor Federal Savings Bank, is the Plaintiff and Emile Luxe, Nysola Grant, Tenant # 1, Tenant # 2, The Unknown Spouse of Emile Luxe, Any And All Unknown Parties Claiming by, Through, Under, And Against The Herein named Individual Defendant(s) Who are not Known To Be Dead Or Alive, Whether Said Unknown Parties May Claim An Interest in Spouses, Heirs, Devisees, Grantees, Or Other Claimants are defendants, the Okeechobee County Clerk of the Circuit Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in the Jury Assembly Room, 2nd Floor, Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 34972, Okeechobee County, Florida at 11:00AM on the 15th day of October, 2014, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment of Foreclosure: LOT 5: BEING A PARCEL OF LAND LYING IN SECTION 23, TOWNSHIP 36 SOUTH, RANGE 33 EAST, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA, AND BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCE AT THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF SAID SECTION 23; THENCE BEAR NORTH 87 DEGREES 27 MINUTES 19 SECONDS WEST, ALONG THE NORTH LINE OF SAID SECTION 23, BEING ALSO THE SOUTH RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE OF NORTHWEST 96TH STREET FOR A DISTANCE OF 2236.25 FEET TO A POINT; THENCE BEAR SOUTH 00 DEGREES 37 MINUTES 55 SECONDS WEST FOR A DISTANCE OF 3251.26 FEET TO THE POINT-OF-BEGINNING; THENCE CONTINUE SOUTH 00 DEGREES 37 MINUTES 55 SECONDS WEST FOR A DISTANCE OF 817.21 FEET TO A POINT; THENCE BEAR SOUTH 87 DEGREES 27 MINUTES 19 SECONDS EAST FOR A DISTANCE OF 2236.25 FEET TO THE INTERSECTION WITH THE EAST BOUNDARY LINE OF SAID SECTION 23; THENCE BEAR NORTH 00 DEGREES 37 MINUTES 55 SECONDS EAST, ALONG SAID EAST BOUNDARY LINE, FOR A DISTANCE OF 817.21 FEET TO A POINT; THENCE BEAR NORTH 87 DEGREES 27 MINUTES 19 SECONDS WEST FOR A DISTANCE OF 2236.25 FEET TO THE POINT-OF-BEGINNING. BEING SUBJECT TO ANY AND ALL EASEMENTS, RESTRICTIONS, RESERVATIONS AND/OR RIGHTSOF-WAY OF RECORD TOGETHER WITH AND SUBJECT TO A 70.00 FEET EASEMENT FOR THE PURPOSE OF INGRESS AND EGRESS, LYING IN SECTION 23, TOWNSHIP 36 SOUTH, RANGE 33 EAST, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA, LYING 35.00 FEET ON EITHER SIDE OF AND PARALLEL WITH THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED CENTERLINE: COMMENCE AT THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF SAID SECTION 23; THENCE BEAR NORTH 87 DEGREES 27 MINUTES 19 SECONDS WEST, ALONG THE NORTH LINE OF SAID SECTION 23, BEING ALSO THE SOUTH RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE OF NORTHWEST 96TH STREET, FOR A DISTANCE OF 2236.25 FEET TO THE POINTOF-BEGINNING OF SAID CENTERLINE OF EASEMENT; THENCE BEAR SOUTH 00 DEGREES 37 MINUTES 55 SECONDS WEST FOR A DISTANCE OF 5109.24 FEET TO THE POINT-OF-TERMINUS OF SAID CENTERLINE OF EASEMENT. A/K/A NW 96TH ST., OKEECHOBEE FL 34972 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must le a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated in Okeechobee County, Florida this 29th day of August, 2014. SHARON ROBERTSON Clerk of the Circuit Court Okeechobee County, Florida BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk Albertelli Law, Attorney for Plaintiff P.O. Box 23028, Tampa, FL 33623 (813) 221-4743 (813)221-9171 facsimile eService: servealaw@albertellilaw.com JR 013529F01 In Accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Corrie Johnson, ADA Coordinator, 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. 467044 ON 9/17,24/2014 Public Notice Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 19TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION: CASE NO.: 2013CA000075 BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., Plaintiff, VS. WALTER F LAWLER; CACH,LLC; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF WALTER F LAWLER; UNKNOWN TENANT; HARMON J TOMKINS; ALYCE J TOMKINS; IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY, Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated the 25th day of August, 2014, and entered in Case No. 2013CA000075, of the Circuit Court of the 19TH Judicial Circuit in and for Okeechobee County, Florida, wherein GREEN TREE SERVICING, LLC is the Plaintiff and WALTER F LAWLER CACH,LLC UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF WALTER F LAWLER N/K/A LAURA FAWLER HARMON J TOMKINS; and ALYCE J TOMKINS UNKNOWN TENANT 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 15th day of October, 2014, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: LOT 162, FIRST ADDITION TO OKEECHOBEE ESTATES, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 23, PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. AND THE SOUTH ONE-HALF (S 1/2) OF LOT 163, FIRST ADDITION TO OKEECHOBEE ESTATES, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 23, PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA, BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: BEGIN AT THE EASTERLY CORNER OF SAID LOT 163, SAID CORNER BEING ON THE WESTERLY RIGHTOF WAY LINE OF S.E. 8TH DRIVE (FORMERLY ALABAMA AVENUE) AND ALSO BEING THE NORTHERLY CORNER OF LOT 162; THENCE S 6302’54” W, ALONG THE COMMON LOT LINE BETWEEN SAID LOTS 162 AND 163, A DISTANCE OF 110.00 FEET, TO THE SOUTHERLY CORNER OF SAID LOT 163; THENCE N 2657’06” W, ALONG THE SOUTHWESTERLY LINE OF SAID LOT 163 AND THE CANAL RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE, A DISTANCE 0F 37.50 FEET, TO THE INTERSECTION WITH THE SOUTH LINE OF THE NORTH ONE-HALF (N 1/2) OF SAID LOT 163 AS DESCRIBED IN OFFICIAL RECORDS BOOK 345, PAGE 1636, PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA; THENCE N 6302’54” E, ALONG SAID SOUTH LINE OF THE NORTH ONE-HALF OF LOT 163, A DISTANCE OF 110.00 FEET, TO THE INTERSECTION WITH SAID WESTERLY RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE OF S.E.8TH DRIVE AND THE NORTHEASTERLY LINE OF SAID LOT 163; THENCE S 2657’06” E, ALONG SAID WESTERLY RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE OF S.E. 8TH DRIVE AND THE NORTHEASTERLY LINE OF SAID LOT 163, A DISTANCE OF 37.50 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 27th day of August, 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 467039 ON 9/17,24/2014 Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 2014-CA-000121 GREEN TREE SERVICING, LLC, A FOREIGN LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY AUTHORIZED TO DO BUSINESS IN THE STATE OF FLORIDA Plaintiff(s), V S. SHERRI A. HATCHER A/K/A SHERRI HATCHER; ET AL Defendant(s). NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT, PURSUANT TO THE JUDGMENT OF FORECLOSURE ENTERED IN THE A BOVE CAUSE, THE CLERK SHALL OFFER FOR SALE THE PROPERTY SITUATED IN OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA, DESCRIBED AS: THE EAST 1/2 OF THE EAST 1/2 OF THE NORTH 1/2 OF THE SOUTH 1/2 OF TRACT 5, SECTION 21, TOWNSHIP 34 SOUTH, RANGE 33 EAST, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF IN PLAT BOOK 4, PAGES 3A-D, INCLUSIVE OF THE OKEECHOBEE COUNTY PUBLIC RECORDS. A T PUBLIC SALE, TO THE HIGHEST A ND BEST BIDDER, FOR CASH, ON OCTOBER 8, 2014, AT 11:00AM, A T THE OKEECHOBEE COUNTY JUDICIAL CENTER, 312 NORTH WEST 3RD STREET, 2ND FLOOR, JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM, OKEECHOBEE, FLORIDA. A NY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. If you are a person with a IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE, FLORIDA CASE NO. 2013 CA 000198PNC BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, Plaintiff, v. THOMAS G. RATHBUN, et. al., Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to the Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated July 10, 2014, entered in Case No. 2013 CA 198 in the Circuit Court of the 19th Judicial Circuit in and for Okeechobee County, Florida, wherein PNC Bank, National Association, successor in interest to Harbor Federal Savings Bank is the plaintiff, and Thomas G. Rathbun, et al. are the defendants, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 312 Northwest 3rd Street, 15 Okeechobee News September 24, 2014disability 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. DATED: August 25, 2014 SHARON ROBERTSON CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT BY: Sandra L. Creech DEPUTY CLERK 467004 ON 9/17,24/2014 Okeechobee, Florida 34972 (2nd oor Jury Assembly Room) at 11:00 a.m. on October 15, 2014, the following described property situated in Okeechobee County, as set forth in said Final Judgment of Foreclosure, to wit: Lot 1, LAKESIDE COUNTRY ESTATES, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 6, Page 96, Public Records of Okeechobee County, Florida Property address: 9357 Southeast 126th Boulevard, Okeechobee, FL 34974 ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS, MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. 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Public Notice PROPOSED CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENTS TO BE VOTED ON NOVEMBER 4, 2014 NOTICE OF ELECTION I, Ken Detzner, Secretary of State of the State of Florida, do hereby give notice that an election will be held in each county in Florida, on November 4, 2014, for the rati cation or rejection of a proposed revision to the constitution of the State of Florida. No. 1 CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT ARTICLE X, SECTION 28 (Initiative) Ballot Title: Water and Land Conservation Dedicates funds to acquire and restore Florida conservation and recreation lands Ballot Summary : Funds the Land Acquisition Trust Fund to acquire, restore, improve, and manage conservation lands including wetlands and fore sts; sh and wildlife habitat; lands protecting water resources and drinking water sources, including the Everglades, and the water quality of rivers, lakes, and streams; beaches an d shores; outdoor recreational lands; working farms and ranches; and historic or geologic sites, by dedicating 33 percent of net revenues from the existing excise tax on documents for 20 years. Financial Impact Statement: This amendment does not increase or decrease state revenues. The state revenue restricted to the purposes speci ed in the amendment is estimated to be $648 million in Fiscal Year 2015-16 and grows to $1.268 billion by the twentieth year. Whether this results in any additional state exp enditures depends upon future legislative actions and cannot be determined. Similarly, the impact on local government revenues, if any, cannot be determined. No additional local government costs a re expected. Full Text: ARTICLE X MISCELLANEOUS SECTION 28. Land Acquisition Trust Fund.a) Effective on July 1 of the year following passage of this amendment by the voters, and for a period of 20 years after that e ffective date, the Land Acquisition Trust Fund shall receive no less than 33 percent of net revenues derived from the existing excise tax on documents, as de ned in the statutes in effect on January 1, 2012, as amended from time to time, or any successor or replacement tax, after the Department of Revenue rst deducts a service charge to pay the costs of the collection and enforcement of the excise tax on documents. b) Funds in the Land Acquisition Trust Fund shall be expended only for the following purposes: 1) As provided by law, to nance or re nance: the acquisition and improvement of land, water areas, and related property interests, including conservation easements, and resources for conservation lands including wetlands, forests, and sh and wildlife habitat; wildlife management areas; lands that protect water resources and drinking water sources, including l ands protecting the water quality and quantity of rivers, lakes, streams, springsheds, and lands providing recharge for groundwater and aquifer systems; lands in the Everglades Agricultural Area and the Everglades Protection Area, as de ned in Article II, Section 7(b); beaches and shores; outdoor recreation lands, including recreational trails, parks, and urban open space; rural landscapes; working farms and ranches; historic or geologic sites; together with management, restoration of natural systems, and the enhancement of public access or recreational enjoyment of conservation lands. 2) To pay the debt service on bonds issued pursuant to Article VII, Section 11(e). c) The moneys deposited into the Land Acquisition Trust Fund, as de ned by the statutes in effect on January 1, 2012, shall not be or become commingled with the General Revenue Fund of the state No. 2 CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENTARTICLE X, SECTION 29 (Initiative) Ballot Title: Use of Marijuana for Certain Medical Conditions Ballot Summary: Allows the medical use of marijuana for individuals with debilitating diseases as determined by a licensed Florida physician. Allows caregivers to assist patients’ medical use of marijuana. The Department of Health shall register and regulate centers that produce and distribute marijuana for medical purposes and shall issue identi cation cards to patients and caregivers. Applies only to Florida law. Does not authorize violations of federal law or any non-medical use, possession or production of marijuana Financial Impact Statement: Increased costs from this amendment to state and local governments cannot be determined. There will be additional regulatory and enforcement activities associated with the production and sale of medical marijuana. Fees will offset at least a portion of the regulatory costs. While sales t ax may apply to purchases, changes in revenue cannot reasonably be determined since the extent to which medical marijuana will be exempt from taxation is unclear without legislative or state administ rative action. Full Text: ARTICLE X MISCELLANEOUS SECTION 29. Medical marijuana production, possession and use.(a) PUBLIC POLICY. (1) The medical use of marijuana by a qualifying patient or personal caregiver is not subject to criminal or civil liability or sanctions under Florida law except as provided in this section. (2) A physician licensed in Florida shall not be subject to criminal or civil liability or sanctions under Florida law for issu ing a physician certi cation to a person diagnosed with a debilitating medical condition in a manner consistent with this section. (3) Actions and conduct by a medical marijuana treatment center registered with the Department, or its employees, as permitted by this section and in compliance with Department regulations, shall not be subject to criminal or civil liability or sanctions under Florida law except as provided in this section. (b) DEFINITIONS. For purposes of this section, the following words and terms shall have the following meanings: (1) “Debilitating Medical Condition” means cancer, glaucoma, positive status for human immunode ciency virus (HIV), acquired immune de ciency syndrome (AIDS), hepatitis C, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), Crohn’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis or other conditions for which a physician believes th at the medical use of marijuana would likely outweigh the potential health risks for a patient. (2) “Department” means the Department of Health or its successor agency. (3) “Identi cation card” means a document issued by the Department that identi es a person who has a physician certi cation or a personal caregiver who is at least twenty-one (21) years old and has agreed to assist with a qualifying patient’s medical use of marijuana. (4) “Marijuana” has the meaning given cannabis in Section 893.02(3), Florida Statutes (2013). (5) “Medical Marijuana Treatment Center” means an entity that acquires, cultivates, possesses, processes (including development of related products such as food, tinctures, aerosols, oils, or ointments), transfers, transports, sells, distributes, dispenses, or administers marijuana, products containing marijuana, related supplies, or educational materials to qualifying patients or their personal caregivers and is registered by the Department. (6) “Medical use” means the acquisition, possession, use, delivery, transfer, or administration of marijuana or related supplie s by a qualifying patient or personal caregiver for use by a qualifying patient for the treatment of a debilitating medical condition. (7) “Personal caregiver” means a person who is at least twenty-one (21) years old who has agreed to assist with a qualifying pa tient’s medical use of marijuana and has a caregiver identi cation card issued by the Department. A personal caregiver may assist no more than ve (5) qualifying patients at one time. An employee of a hospice provider, nursing, or medical facility may serve as a persona l caregiver to more than ve (5) qualifying patients as permitted by the Department. Personal caregivers are prohibited from consuming marijuana obtaine d for the personal, medical use by the qualifying patient. (8) “Physician” means a physician who is licensed in Florida. (9) “Physician certi cation” means a written document signed by a physician, stating that in the physician’s professional opinion, the patient suff ers from a debilitating medical condition, that the potential bene ts of the medical use of marijuana would likely outweigh the health risks for the patient, and for how long the physician reco mmends the medical use of marijuana for the patient. A physician certi cation may only be provided after the physician has conducted a physical examination of the patient and a full assessment of t he patient’s medical history. (10) “Qualifying patient” means a person who has been diagnosed to have a debilitating medical condition, who has a physician c erti cation and a valid qualifying patient identi cation card. If the Department does not begin issuing identi cation cards within nine (9) months after the effective date of this section, then a valid physician certi cation will serve as a patient identi cation card in order to allow a person to become a “qualifying patient” until the Department begins issuing identi cation cards. (c) LIMITATIONS. (1) Nothing in this section shall affect laws relating to non-medical use, possession, production or sale of marijuana. (2) Nothing in this section authorizes the use of medical marijuana by anyone other than a qualifying patient. (3) Nothing in this section allows the operation of a motor vehicle, boat, or aircraft while under the in uence of marijuana. (4) Nothing in this law section requires the violation of federal law or purports to give immunity under federal law. (5) Nothing in this section shall require any accommodation of any on-site medical use of marijuana in any place of education o r employment, or of smoking medical marijuana in any public place. (6) Nothing in this section shall require any health insurance provider or any government agency or authority to reimburse any person for expenses related to the medical use of marijuana. (d) DUTIES OF THE DEPARTMENT. The Department shall issue reasonable regulations necessary for the implementation and enforcemen t of this section. The purpose of the regulations is to ensure the availability and safe use of medical marijuana by qualifying patients. It is the duty of the Department to promulgate regulatio ns in a timely fashion. (1) Implementing Regulations. In order to allow the Department suf cient time after passage of this section, the following regulations shall be promulgated no later than six (6) months after th e effective date of this section: a. Procedures for the issuance of qualifying patient identi cation cards to people with physician certi cations, and standards for the renewal of such identi cation cards. b. Procedures for the issuance of personal caregiver identi cation cards to persons quali ed to assist with a qualifying patient’s medical use of marijuana, and standards for the renewal of such identi cation cards. c. Procedures for the registration of Medical Marijuana Treatment Centers that include procedures for the issuance, renewal, su spension, and revocation of registration, and standards to ensure security, record keeping, testing, labeling, inspection, and safety. d. A regulation that de nes the amount of marijuana that could reasonably be presumed to be an adequate supply for qualifying patients’ medical use, b ased on the best available evidence. This presumption as to quantity may be overcome with evidence of a particular qualifying patient’s appropriate medical use. (2) Issuance of identi cation cards and registrations. The Department shall begin issuing qualifying patient and personal caregiver identi cation cards, as well as begin registering Medical Marijuana Treatment Centers no later than nine months (9) after the effective date of this section. (3) If the Department does not issue regulations, or if the Department does not begin issuing identi cation cards and registering Medical Marijuana Treatment Centers within the time limits set in this section, any Florida citizen shall have standing to seek judicial relief to compel compliance with the Department’s constitutio nal duties. (4) The Department shall protect the con dentiality of all qualifying patients. All records containing the identity of qualifying patients shall be con dential and kept from public disclosure other than for valid medical or law enforcement purposes. (e) LEGISLATION. Nothing in this section shall limit the legislature from enacting laws consistent with this provision. (f) SEVERABILITY. The provisions of this section are severable and if any clause, sentence, paragraph or section of this measur e, or an application thereof, is adjudged invalid by any court of competent jurisdiction other provisions shall continue to be in effect to the fullest extent possible. No. 3 CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT ARTICLE V, SECTIONS 10, 11 (Legislature)Ballot Title: Prospective Appointment of Certain Judicial Vacancies Ballot Summary: Proposing an amendment to the State Constitution requiring the Governor to prospectively ll vacancies in a judicial of ce to which election for retention applies resulting from the justice’s or judge’s reaching the mandatory retirement age or failure to qualify for a retention election; and allowing prospec tive appointments if a justice or judge is not retained at an election. Currently, the Governor may not ll an expected vacancy until the current justice’s or judge’s term expires. Full Text: ARTICLE V JUDICIARY SECTION 10. Retention; election and terms.(a) Any justice or judge may qualify for retention by a vote of the electors in the general election next preceding the expirat ion of the justice’s or judge’s term in the manner prescribed by law. When If a justice or judge is ineligible for retention or fails to qualify for retention, a prospective vacancy is deemed to occur at the conclusion of the qualifying period for retention for the purpose of appointing a successor justice or judge, and a vacancy shall exist in that o f ce upon the expiration of the term being served by the justice or judge. When a justice or judge so quali es, the ballot shall read substantially as follows: “Shall Justice (or Judge) ...(name of justice or judge)... of the ...(name of the court)... be retained in of ce?” If a majority of the quali ed electors voting within the territorial jurisdiction of the court vote to retain, the justice or judge shall be retained for a term of six years. The term of the justice or judge retained shall commence on the rst Tuesday after the rst Monday in January following the general election. If a majority of the quali ed electors voting within the territorial jurisdiction of the court vote to not retain, a prospective vacancy is deemed to occur immediately following the general election for the purpose of appointing a suc cessor justice or judge, and a vacancy shall exist in that of ce upon the expiration of the term being served by the justice or judge. (b)(1) The election of circuit judges shall be preserved notwithstanding the provisions of subsection (a) unless a majority of those voting in the jurisdiction of that circuit approves a local option to select circuit judges by merit selection and retention rather than by election. The election of circuit judges shall be by a vote of the quali ed electors within the territorial jurisdiction of the court. (2) The election of county court judges shall be preserved notwithstanding the provisions of subsection (a) unless a majority o f those voting in the jurisdiction of that county approves a local option to select county judges by merit selection and retention rather than by election. The election of county court judges shall be by a vote of the quali ed electors within the territorial jurisdiction of the court. (3)a. A vote to exercise a local option to select circuit court judges and county court judges by merit selection and retention rather than by election shall be held in each circuit and county at the general election in the year 2000. If a vote to exercise this local option fails in a vote of the electors, such option shall not ag ain be put to a vote of the electors of that jurisdiction until the expiration of at least two years. b. After the year 2000, a circuit may initiate the local option for merit selection and retention or the election of circuit ju dges, whichever is applicable, by ling with the custodian of state records a petition signed by the number of electors equal to at least ten percent of the votes cast in the circuit in the last preceding elec tion in which presidential electors were chosen. c. After the year 2000, a county may initiate the local option for merit selection and retention or the election of county cour t judges, whichever is applicable, by ling with the supervisor of elections a petition signed by the number of electors equal to at least ten percent of the votes cast in the county in the last preceding e lection in which presidential electors were chosen. The terms of circuit judges and judges of county courts shall be for six years. SECTION 11. Vacancies.(a)(1) Whenever a vacancy occurs in a judicial of ce to which election for retention applies, the governor shall ll the vacancy by appointing for a term ending on the rst Tuesday after the rst Monday in January of the year following the next general election occurring at least one year after the date of appointmen t, one of not fewer than three persons nor more than six persons nominated by the appropriate judicial nominating commission. (2) Whenever a prospective vacancy occurs in a judicial of ce for which election for retention applies, the governor shall ll the prospective vacancy by appointing a justice or judge from among at least three persons but not more than six persons nominated by the appropriate judicial nominating commission. The term of the appoin tment commences upon the expiration of the term of the of ce being vacated and ends on the rst Tuesday after the rst Monday in January of the year following the next general election. (b) The governor shall ll each vacancy on a circuit court or on a county court, wherein the judges are elected by a majority vote of the electors, by appointing for a term ending on the rst Tuesday after the rst Monday in January of the year following the next primary and general election occurring at least one year after the date o f appointment, one of not fewer than three persons nor more than six persons nominated by the appropriate judicial nominating commission. An election shall be held to ll that judicial of ce for the term of the of ce beginning at the end of the appointed term. (c) The nominations shall be made within thirty days from the occurrence of a vacancy or prospective vacancy unless the period is extended by the governor for a time not to exceed thirty days. The governor shall make the appointment within sixty days after the nominations have been certi ed to the governor. (d) There shall be a separate judicial nominating commission as provided by general law for the supreme court, each district co urt of appeal, and each judicial circuit for all trial courts within the circuit. Uniform rules of procedure shall be established by the judicial nominating commissions at each level of the court system. Such rules, or any part thereof, may be repealed by general law enacted by a majority vote of the membership of each house of the legislature, or by the supreme court, ve justices concurring. Except for deliberations of the judicial nominating commissions, the proceedings of the commissions and their records shall be open to the public. 4644452 CN 8/28;9/25/2014 OK 8/29;9/24/2014 Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice 16 Okeechobee News September 24, 2014 Earn some extra cash. Sell your used items in the classifieds Get a quick response to any item you may be selling with a classified ad. Its never too late to find the perfect gift. 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Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice ENMIENDAS CONSTITUCIONALES PROPUESTAS SOBRE LAS QUE SE VOTAR EL 4 DE NOVIEMBRE DEL 2014 AVISO DE ELECCI"N Yo, Ken Detzner, Secretario de Estado del Estado de la Florida, por el presente noti co que se llevarn a cabo elecciones en cada condado de la Florida, el 4 de noviembre del 2014, para la aprobacin o el rechaz o de una propuesta de modi cacin de la constitucin del Estado de la Florida. No. 1 ENMIENDA CONSTITUCIONAL ARTCULO X, SECCI"N 28 (Iniciativa) Ttulo de la boleta: Conservacin de aguas y tierras: dedicar fondos para adquirir y restaurar tierras objeto de conservacin y recreacin en el Est ado de Florida Resumen de la boleta: Provee fondos para el Fondo Fiduciario de Adquisicin de Tierras con el n de adquirir, restaurar, mejorar y administrar tierras objeto de conservacin, entre ellas pantanos y bosques; el hbitat de peces y vida silvestre; tierras que protegen los recursos hdricos y las fuentes de agua potable, incluidos los Everglades, y la calidad del agua en ros, lagos y arroyos; playas y costas; tierras de recreacin al aire libre; establecimientos agrcolas y ganaderos en actividad, y emplazamientos histricos o geolgicos. Para ello se dedicar el 33% de los ingresos netos obtenidos del impuesto especial existente sobre documentos durante 20 aos. Declaracin sobre impacto nanciero: Esta enmienda no incrementa ni reduce los ingresos estatales. El ingreso estatal limitado para los propsitos especi cados en la enmienda se estima en $648 millones para el ao scal 2015-16 y aumenta a $1.268 mil millones hacia el vigsimo ao. Si eso traer como consecuencia gastos estatales adicionales depende de futu ras acciones legislativas y no puede determinarse. De la misma manera, tampoco puede determinarse el impacto sobre los ingresos de gobiernos locales, si los hubiera. No se prevn costos de gobiernos locales. Texto completo: ARTCULO X VARIOS SECCI"N 28. Fondo Fiduciario de Adquisicin de Tierras.a) Con vigencia el 1 de julio del ao posterior a la aprobacin de esta enmienda por parte de los votantes y durante un perod o de 20 aos a partir de esa fecha de entrada en vigor, el Fondo Fiduciario de Adquisicin de Tierras recibir no menos del 33% de los ingresos netos derivados del impuesto especial existente sobre documentos, tal como se de ne en los estatutos vigentes al 1 de enero de 2012, enmendados de tanto en tanto, o de cualquier impuesto sucesor o de reemplazo, despus de que el Departamento de Hacienda deduzca primero un cargo de servicio con el n de pagar los costos de recopilacin y aplicacin del impuesto especial sobre documentos. b) El dinero del Fondo Fiduciario de Adquisicin de Tierras se emplear nicamente con los siguientes propsitos: 1) Como lo establece la ley, para nanciar o re nanciar: la adquisicin o mejora de tierras, reas de agua y derechos inmobiliarios relacionados, entre ellos las servidumbres de conservacin y los recursos para tierras objeto de conservacin, como, por ejemplo, pantanos, bosques y hbitat de peces y vida silvestre; reas de administracin de vida silvestre; tierras qu e protegen los recursos hdricos y las fuentes de agua potable, entre ellos las tierras que protegen la calidad y cantidad del agua en ros, lagos, arroyos, manantiales, y tierras que brindan recarga de agua subterrnea y sistemas acuferos; tier ras en el rea agrcola de los Everglades y el rea de proteccin de los Everglades, como estn de nidas en el Artculo II, Seccin 7(b); playas y costas; tierras de recreacin al aire libre, incluidos senderos recreativos, parques y espa cios abiertos urbanos; paisajes rurales; establecimientos agrcolas y ganaderos en actividad, emplazamientos histricos o geolgicos; junto con la administracin, restauracin de sistemas naturales y mejoramiento del acceso pblico o disfrute recrea tivo de las tierras objeto de conservacin. 2) Para el pago del servicio de la deuda sobre los bonos emitidos conforme al Artculo VII, Seccin 11(e). c) El dinero depositado en el Fondo Fiduciario de Adquisicin de Tierras, tal como se de ne en los estatutos vigentes al 1 de enero de 2012, no estar mezclado ni se mezclar con el Fondo de Ingresos Generales del Estado. No. 2 ENMIENDA CONSTITUCIONAL ARTCULO X, SECCI"N 29 (Iniciativa) Ttulo de la boleta: Uso de marihuana para algunas enfermedades Resumen de la boleta: Permite el uso mdico de la marihuana a las personas con enfermedades debilitantes, segn lo determine un mdico autorizado por el Estado de Florida. Permite a los cuidadores asistir a los pacientes en el uso mdico de marihuana. El Departamento de Salud deber inscribir y regular los centros que producen y distribuyen marihuana con nes mdicos y debern extender tarjetas de identi cacin a pacientes y cuidadores. Se aplica nicamente a las leyes del Estado de Florida. No autoriza infracciones de la ley federal ni ningn uso, posesin o produccin de marihuana con nes que no sean mdicos. Declaracin sobre impacto nanciero: El aumento de costos generado por esta enmienda para el gobierno estatal y los gobiernos locales no puede determinarse. Habr a ctividades adicionales de regulacin y aplicacin asociadas a la produccin y venta de marihuana con nes mdicos. Las tarifas compensarn al menos en parte los costos de regulacin. Si bien el impuesto sobre la venta se aplica a las compras, los cambios scales no pueden determinarse de manera razonable, dado que, si no existe una accin legislativa o administrativa estatal, no est claro en qu medida la marihuana con nes mdicos estar exenta de impuestos. Texto completo: ARTCULO X VARIOS SECCI"N 29. Produccin, posesin y uso de marihuana con nes mdicos.(a) POLTICA PBLICA. (1) El uso mdico de marihuana por parte de un paciente cali cado o un cuidador personal no est sujeto a responsabilidad ni a sanciones penales o civiles conforme a las leyes del Estado de Florida, excepto segn se indica en esta seccin. (2) Un mdico autorizado por el Estado de Florida no estar sujeto a responsabilidad penal o civil ni a sanciones, conforme a l as leyes del Estado de Florida, por extender un certi cado mdico a una persona diagnosticada con una enfermedad debilitante de conformidad con esta seccin.(3) Las acciones y el comportamiento de un centro de tratamiento de marihuana con nes mdicos inscrito ante el Departamento, o sus empleados, segn se contempla en esta seccin y en cumplimiento de las reglam entaciones del Departamento, no estarn sujetos a responsabilidad ni a sanciones penales o civiles conforme a las leyes del Estado de Florida, excepto segn se indica en esta seccin. (b) DEFINICIONES. A los nes de esta seccin, las siguientes palabras y trminos tendrn los siguientes signi cados: (1) “Enfermedad debilitante” signi ca cncer, glaucoma, estado positivo del virus de inmunode ciencia humana (VIH), sndrome de inmunode ciencia adquirida (SIDA), hepatitis C, esclerosis lateral amiotr ca (ELA), enfermedad de Crohn, enfermedad de Parkinson, esclerosis mltiple u otras enfermedades para las cuales, a criterio del mdico, los bene cios del uso mdico de la marihuana probablemente seran superiores a los riesgos potenciales para la salud de un paciente.(2) “Departamento” signi ca el Departamento de Salud o su agencia sucesora. (3) “Tarjeta de identi cacin” signi ca un documento emitido por el Departamento que identi ca a una persona que tiene un certi cado mdico o a un cuidador personal de por lo menos veintin (21) aos de edad que ha aceptado asistir a un paciente cali cado en el uso mdico de marihuana. (4) “Marihuana” tiene el signi cado otorgado al cannabis en la Seccin 893.02(3) de los Estatutos de Florida (2013). (5) “Centro de tratamiento de marihuana con nes mdicos” signi ca una entidad que adquiere, cultiva, posee, procesa (incluido el desarrollo de productos relacionados tales como alimentos, t inturas, aerosoles, aceites o ungentos), transere, transporta, vende, distribuye, despacha o administra marihuana, productos que contienen marihuana, suministros relacionad os o material educativo a pacientes cali cados o a sus cuidadores personales y que est inscrito ante el Departamento. (6) “Uso mdico” signi ca la adquisicin, posesin, uso, entrega, transferencia o administracin de marihuana o suministros relacionados por parte de un paciente cali cado o un cuidador personal para ser usados por un paciente cali cado para el tratamiento de una enfermedad debilitante. (7) “Cuidador personal” signi ca una persona de por lo menos veintin (21) aos de edad que ha aceptado asistir a un paciente cali cado en el uso mdico de marihuana y tiene una tarjeta de identi cacin de cuidador emitida por el Departamento. Un cuidador personal no puede asistir a ms de cinco (5) pacientes por vez. Un empleado de un proveedor de cuidados pali ativos o de un centro mdico o de un hogar de ancianos puede actuar como cuidador personal para ms de cinco (5) pacientes cali cados, segn lo permite el Departamento. Est prohibido para los cuidadores personales consumir marihuana obtenida para el uso personal y mdico del paciente cali cado. (8) “Mdico” signi ca un mdico autorizado por el Estado de Florida. (9) “Certi cado mdico” signi ca un documento por escrito rmado por un mdico, en el que se indica que, en la opinin profesional del mdico, el paciente sufre de una enfermedad debili tante, que los bene cios potenciales del uso mdico de la marihuana probablemente sean superiores a los riesgos para la salud del paciente, y se indica durante cunto tiempo el m dico recomienda el uso mdico de marihuana para el paciente. Un certi cado mdico slo puede extenderse despus de que el mdico haya realizado un examen fsico del paciente y una evaluacin completa del historial mdico del paciente (10) “Paciente cali cado” signi ca una persona a la que se le ha diagnosticado una enfermedad debilitante, que tiene un certi cado mdico y una tarjeta de identi cacin vlida de paciente cali cado. Si el Departamento no comienza a emitir tarjetas de identi cacin dentro de los nueve (9) meses posteriores a la fecha de entrada en vigor de esta seccin, un certi cado mdico vlido servir como tarjeta de identi cacin de paciente para permitir que una persona se convierta en “paciente cali cado” hasta tanto el Departamento comience a emitir tarjetas de identi cacin. (c) LIMITACIONES. (1) Nada de lo contenido en esta seccin afectar a las leyes referidas al uso no mdico, posesin, produccin o venta de marih uana. (2) Nada de lo contenido en esta seccin autoriza el uso de marihuana con nes mdicos a cualquier persona que no sea un paciente cali cado.(3) Nada de lo contenido en esta seccin permite la operacin de un vehculo de motor, embarcacin o aeronave mientras se est bajo la in uencia de la marihuana. (4) Nada de lo contenido en esta seccin requiere que se infrinjan las leyes federales o pretende otorgar inmunidad conforme a las leyes federales. (5) Nada de lo contenido en esta seccin requerir adaptacin alguna para el uso mdico de marihuana en ningn lugar de educaci n o trabajo, ni para fumar marihuana con nes mdicos en ningn sitio pblico. (6) Nada de lo contenido en esta seccin requerir que ningn proveedor de seguros de salud u organismo o autoridad del gobiern o reembolse a ninguna persona por los gastos relacionados con el uso mdico de marihuana. (d) OBLIGACIONES DEL DEPARTAMENTO. El Departamento deber emitir reglamentaciones razonables y necesarias para la implementaci n y aplicacin de esta seccin. El propsito de las reglamentaciones es garantizar la disponibilidad y el uso seguro de marihuana con nes mdicos por parte de los pacientes cali cados. Es obligacin del Departamento promulgar reglamentaciones de manera oportuna. (1) Implementacin de reglamentaciones. Con el objeto de otorgarle al Departamento tiempo su ciente despus de la aprobacin de esta seccin, las siguientes reglamentaciones debern promulgarse a ms tardar seis (6) mes es despus de la fecha de entrada en vigor de esta seccin: a. Procedimientos para la emisin de tarjetas de identi cacin de paciente cali cado a las personas portadoras de certi cados mdicos, y estndares para la renovacin de dichas tarjetas de identi cacin. b. Procedimientos para la emisin de tarjetas de identi cacin de cuidador personal a personas cali cadas para asistir a un paciente cali cado en el uso mdico de marihuana, y estndares para la renovacin de dichas tarjetas de identi cacin. c. Procedimientos para la inscripcin de Centros de Tratamiento de Marihuana Con Fines Mdicos, que incluyan procedimientos par a la emisin, renovacin, suspensin y revocacin de inscripciones, y estndares para garantizar la seguridad informtica, el mantenimiento de registros, anlisis, etiquetado, inspeccin y seguridad. d. Una reglamentacin que de na la cantidad de marihuana que podra considerarse un suministro adecuado y razonable para el uso mdico de los pacientes cal i cados, sobre la base de las mejores pruebas disponibles. Esta presuncin referida a la cantidad puede contrarrestarse con pruebas del uso mdico apropiado por parte de un paciente cali cado en particular. (2) Emisin de tarjetas de identi cacin e inscripciones. El Departamento comenzar a emitir tarjetas de identi cacin de paciente cali cado y cuidador personal, y tambin iniciar la inscripcin de Centros de Tratamiento de Marihuana Con Fines Mdicos a ms tardar nueve (9) meses despus de la fecha de entrada en vigor de esta seccin. (3) Si el Departamento no emite las reglamentaciones, o si el Departamento no comienza a emitir tarjetas de identi cacin y a inscribir a Centros de Tratamiento de Marihuana Con Fines Mdicos dentro de los plazos establecidos en esta seccin, cualquier ciudadano del Estado de Florida tendr derecho a valerse de recursos judiciales para obligar al cumplimiento de las obligaciones constitucionales del Departamento. (4) El Departamento deber proteger la con dencialidad de todos los pacientes cali cados. Todos los registros que contengan la identidad de los pacientes cali cados debern ser con denciales y estar exentos de divulgacin pblica excepto con nes mdicos o referidos al cumplimiento de la ley vlidos. (e) LEGISLACI"N. Nada de lo contenido en esta seccin limitar a la legislacin para promulgar leyes coherentes con esta dispos icin. (f) DIVISIBILIDAD. Las disposiciones contenidas en esta seccin son divisibles, y si cualquier tribunal competente declara la i nvalidez de cualquier clusula, oracin, prrafo o seccin de esta medida, o su aplicacin, las dems disposiciones continuarn vigentes en la mayor medida posible. No. 3 ENMIENDA CONSTITUCIONAL ARTCULO V, SECCIONES 10, 11 (Asamblea Legislativa) Ttulo de la boleta: Nombramiento Eventual para Ciertos Cargos Judiciales Vacantes Resumen de la boleta: Proponer una enmienda a la Constitucin del Estado en la que se establezca que el Gobernador debe cubrir las vacantes eventuale s en los cargos judiciales que estn sujetos a elecciones de retencin cuando los jueces o magistrados se encuentren por cumplir la edad legal para jubilarse o en el supuesto de que no cali quen para la eleccin de retencin; y permitir los nombramientos eventuales si un juez o magistrado no se retiene en su cargo en una eleccin de retencin. En la actualidad, el Gobernador no puede cubrir una vacante prevista hasta que termine el mandato del ju ez o magistrado actual. Texto completo: ARTCULO V PODER JUDICIAL SECCI"N 10. Retencin; eleccin y mandatos.(a) Cualquier juez o magistrado puede cali car para la retencin, la cual se produce mediante el voto de los electores en la prxima eleccin general que sea anterior a la conclusin del mandato del juez o magistrado por las causas establecidas por ley. Cuando Si un juez o magistrado no est habilitado para ser retenido o no cumple con los requisitos para la retencin, se producir una v acante eventual al nalizar el periodo de cali cacin de retencin a n de nombrar un juez o magistrado sucesor, y se producir una vacante en ese cargo judicial a la nalizacin del mandato cumplido por el juez o magistrado. Cuando un juez o magistrado cali que como tal para la retencin, en la boleta se deber leer claramente lo siguiente: “Deber el Magistrado (o Juez) ...(nombre del juez o magistrad o)... de la...(nombre de la corte)... ser retenido en el cargo judicial?” Si la mayora de los electores cali cados que votan dentro de la jurisdiccin territorial de la corte eligen retenerlo, entonces, el juez o magistrado continuar ejerciendo sus funciones durante un periodo de seis aos. Este mandato del juez o magistrado que ha sido retenido comenzar el primer martes luego del primer lunes de enero siguiente a la eleccin general. Si la mayora de los electores cali cados que votan dentro de la jurisdiccin territorial de la corte eligen no retenerlo, una vacante eventual se producir inmed iatamente luego de la eleccin general con la nalidad de nombrar a un juez o magistrado sucesor, y se producir una vacante en ese cargo judicial a la nalizacin del mandato cumplido por el juez o magistrado. (b)(1) Se deber mantener el mtodo de eleccin de jueces de circuito sin perjuicio de las disposiciones de la sub-seccin (a), excepto que la mayora de los votantes en la jurisdiccin de dicho circuito aprueben la opcin local de elegir a los jueces de circuito mediante el sistema de seleccin por mrito y elecciones de retencin en lugar de mediante una eleccin. La eleccin de los jueces de circuito deber realizarse mediante el voto de electores cali cados dentro de la jurisdiccin territorial de la corte. (2) Se deber mantener el mtodo de eleccin de los jueces de la corte del condado, sin perjuicio de las disposiciones de la su b-seccin (a), excepto que la mayora de los votantes en la jurisdiccin de dicho condado aprueben la opcin local de elegir a los jueces del condado mediante el sistema de seleccin por mrito y elecciones de retencin en lugar de mediante u na eleccin. La eleccin de los jueces del Condado deber realizarse mediante el voto de electores cali cados dentro de la jurisdiccin territorial de la corte. (3)a. En la eleccin general del ao 2000 se deber votar en cada jurisdiccin territorial de circuito y de condado para decidi r si el modo de elegir a los jueces de circuito y a los jueces del condado ser mediante el sistema de seleccin por mrito y elecciones de retencin en lugar de mediante una eleccin. Si los electores votan por no ejercer esta opcin local, es ta opcin no podr someterse a votacin de los electores en esa jurisdiccin hasta que hayan transcurrido al menos dos aos. b. A partir del ao 2000, cada circuito puede presentar la opcin local de eleccin por mrito y elecciones de retencin o de l a eleccin de jueces de circuito, segn corresponda, al presentar una solicitud ante el encargado de los registros estatales. Dicha solicitud deber estar rmada por un nmero de electores igual a por lo menos el diez por ciento de los votos emitidos en la jurisdiccin de ese circu ito en la ltima eleccin presidencial efectuada. c. A partir del ao 2000, cada condado puede presentar la opcin local de eleccin por mrito y elecciones de retencin o la el eccin de los jueces del condado, segn corresponda, al presentar una solicitud ante el supervisor de las elecciones. Dicha solicitud deber estar rmada por un nmero de electores igual a por lo menos el diez por ciento de los votos emitidos en el condado en la ltima elec cin presidencial efectuada. Los mandatos de los jueces de circuito y los jueces de condado sern de seis aos. SECCI"N 11. Vacantes.(a)(1) Siempre que se produzca una vacante en un cargo judicial sujeto a la eleccin de retencin, el gobernador deber cubrir la vacante mediante el nombramiento de una persona entre al menos tres y no ms de seis personas nominadas por la comisin judicial de nombramientos correspondiente, por un periodo que nalizar el primer martes luego del primer lunes de enero del ao siguiente a las prximas elecciones generales que se efecte n al menos un ao despus de la fecha del nombramiento. (2) Siempre que se produzca una vacante eventual en un cargo judicial sujeto a la eleccin de retencin, el gobernador deber c ubrir esa vacante eventual mediante el nombramiento de un juez o un magistrado de entre al menos tres personas y no ms de seis personas nominadas por la comisin judicial de nombramientos correspondiente. El plazo del nombramiento co mienza cuando naliza el plazo del cargo que qued vacante y concluye el primer martes luego del primer lunes de enero del ao siguiente a la prxima eleccin general. (b) El gobernador deber cubrir cada vacante de una corte de circuito o de una corte de condado, en donde los jueces sean elegi dos por mayora de votos de los electores, al nombrar a una persona entre no menos de tres y no ms de seis personas nominadas por la comisin judicial de nombramientos correspondiente, por un periodo que concluye el primer martes lueg o del primer lunes de enero del ao que sigue a eleccin primaria y general que se efecte por lo menos un ao despus de la fecha del nombramiento. Se deber realizar una eleccin para cubrir ese cargo judicial por el periodo del ca rgo que comienza al nalizar el periodo del cargo por nombramiento. (c) Los nombramientos se debern realizar dentro de los treinta das desde que se ha producido la vacante o vacante eventual, e xcepto que el gobernador extienda el perodo por un lapso que no podr exceder los treinta das. El gobernador deber realizar el nombramiento dentro de los sesenta das desde que los nombramientos hayan sido certi cados ante el gobernador. (d) Tal como lo establece la legislacin general, debern existir diferentes comisiones judiciales de nombramientos para el Tri bunal Supremo, para cada tribunal de apelacin de distrito, y para cada circuito judicial en todos los juzgados de primera instancia del circuito. Las comisiones judiciales de nombramientos debern establecer reglamentos de procedimiento uni formes en cada nivel del sistema judicial. Tales reglamentos, o cualquier parte de ellos, podrn ser derogados por las leyes generales promulgadas con la mayora de votos de cada cmara de la Asamblea Legislativa, o por el Tribunal Suprem o de Justicia con el voto concurrente de cinco magistrados. A excepcin de las deliberaciones realizadas por las comisiones judiciales de nombramientos, los procedimientos de las comisiones y sus registros debern estar abiertos al pblico. 464451 CN 8/28;9/25/2014 ON 8/29;9/24/2014 17 Okeechobee News September 24, 2014 CALL 511 TOLL FREE FOLLOW FL511 ON TWITTER VISIT FL511.COM FLORIDA 511 FREE APPS A toll-free resource of the Florida Department of Transportation (standard mobile phone minutes, text message and data charges may apply) TRAFFIC INFO ALL THE TIME Grab a bargain from your neighbors garage, attic, basement or closet in todays classifieds. How fast can your car go? It can go even faster when you sell it in the classifieds. Looking for a place to hang your hat? 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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 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 18 Okeechobee News September 24, 2014 By Charles M. MurphyOkeechobee News Alexi Morgan had six aces and two kills and Aubrie Hatway added four kills, one assist and one block as Osceola Middle School defeated Yearling Middle School 25-23 and 25-7 Monday. Mattie Garcia hit a service ace to win the “ rst game for Osceola in a game that went back and forth. Neither team was able to build more than a three-point advantage in the “ rst game. OMS coach Lauren Throop couldnt recall the last time Osceola defeated Yearling but noted this was a big accomplishment for her young squad. It is actually really amazing because we didnt start the season so well. Ive never seen them play like this. It was phenomenal and I am like on cloud nine right now,Ž she said. Osceola had been competitive but had dropped their “ rst two home matches of the year. Throop said the team needed to “ nd some con“ dence and they did in the “ rst game. If we dont come out and play strong in the “ rst game the kids would get down on themselves and start to clash on the court That “ rst game played a big part for us,Ž she added. Osceola held small leads of 4-2 and 8-7 in the “ rst game, but Yearling also held leads of 14-11 and 15-13. Two service points from Lynd Lewis gave Yearling a 22-20 lead. A kill by Mallorie Thomas gave YMS a 23-22 lead but Osceola was able to win the “ nal three points of the game. Hatway said the victory meant a lot to her and to her team and that the squad worked really hard for this accomplishment. Weve gone through a lot to be here and we are really excited that we “ nally got to accomplish this for our school and our team,Ž she said. Hatway said students in class were very encouraging and there was a good turnout of fans for this game. She expected to get a lot of congratulations and praise for the entire school this week. I think they will tell us we did a really good job and they really supported us during the match,Ž she added. The second game went quickly as Osceola jumped out to leads of 6-1 and 10-2 after an ace by Emily Rhodes, an ace by Abigail Myers made it 21-6 and Osceola pushed on from there. Hatway said Yearling seemed to lose momentum in the second game and her team was excited and energized and that helped them cruise to victory. Throop said the second game was kind of nice after the nail biter and she said her girl fought really hard and wanted the win badly. Improvement is there we had struggled in the “ rst few match but we are de“ nitely improving. I like to see that and that is why were coaching,Ž she said. The soccer match was postponed by rain and thunder storms and was rescheduled for October. Morgan, Hatway pace OMS in volleyball win Okeechobee News/ Charles MurphyLynd Lewis had several strong plays as Yearling fell at Osceola on Monday afternoon. Okeechobee News/ Charles MurphyMacy Collier (right, facing), congratulates Perla Contreras (left) after a point during Mondays match against Yearling. B.R.A.T. Club in Okeechobee is looking for volunteersBuilding Relationships Among Teens (B.R.A.T.) Club in Okeechobee is looking for volunteers. If you are over the age of 21, and a fun-loving and energetic person, we want you! Come help out the youth of the community at various youth events. Contact Tammi Kelly at 772-708-6764, or Teresa Chandler at 863-801-4996 for information.

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His bond was set at $2,500. € Javon Travis Sholtz, 25, Hoover Avenue N.E., Lake Placid, was arrested Sept. 20 by Deputy Leland Schoonmaker on a felony charge of possession of a controlled substance (cocaine) and a misdemeanor charge of driving while license suspended. His bond was set at $5,500. € Brian Anthony Guzowski, 51, N. Federal Highway, Lake Worth, was arrested Sept. 20 by Deputy Matt Crawford on a felony charge of possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine), and misdemeanor charges of possession of drug paraphernalia and driving w ithout a valid drivers license. His bond was set at $6,500. € Thomas Edward Overby, 42, S.W. 13th Terrace, Okeechobee, was arrested Sept. 20 by Deputy Steven Pollock on misdemeanor charges of driving under the in” uence and driving without a valid drivers license. His bond was set at $2,000. € Dewey Alton Lightsey, 38, S.E. 59th Circle, Okeechobee, was arrested Sept. 20 by Of“ cer Charles Green on a charge of felony battery. His bond was set at $5,000. € Glenn Cameron, 50, S.E. Edgewood Drive, Stuart, was arrested Sept. 20 by Deputy Matt Grumbling on a misdemeanor charge of driving under the in” uence. His bond was set at $750. € Lenorth Carl King, 20, N.W. 11th St., Okeechobee, was arrested Sept. 21 by Deputy DeMarcus Dixon on a felony charge of aggravated assault by an inmate on an inmate. His bond was set at $40,000. € Carl Gene Suarez, 25, S.W. 28th St., Okeechobee, was arrested Sept. 21 by Deputy Matt Crawford on a felony charge of possession of a controlled substance (cocaine). His bond was set at $2,500. € Gregory Allen Lovell, 21, S.E. 42nd St., Okeechobee, was arrested Sept. 22 by Deputy Corporal Aric Majere on a DOC warrant charging him with the felonies of violation of probation burglary of an unoccupied structure, violation of probation petit theft (two counts) and violation of probation criminal mischief. He is being held without bond. This column lists arrests and not convictions, unless otherwise stated. Anyone listed here who is later found innocent or has had the charges against them dropped is welcome to inform this newspaper. The information will be con“ rmed and printed. A rrest Report 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. For more information, call 8637-763-3681. Jesus Holy Ghost Crusade Ministry Soup Kitchen and Thrift Store 1401 N.E. Park St., is in need of donations. The soup kitchen is under construction. For more information, call 863-6349194. Church of God of Prophecy has an Open Arms Ministry, at 102 N.W. 10th St. The Hurting Womens Ministry meets on the second and fourth Friday of each month at 7 p.m. This is a ministry for women of all ages who are going through or have been through crisis in their lives. For more information, please call 863-254-8304. The First United Methodist Church Library would like to invite everyone to visit their Lending Library, Room 20, at 200 N.W. Second St., in Okeechobee. All are welcome to complete an application, no charge, to take advantage of wholesome reading, viewing and educational material for adults, children and youth. They have “ ction and non“ ction in literature, philosophy, religion and Christian romance, social sciences, geography and history. They also have materials for home schooling, with over 200 DVDs, VCRs, cassettes, national magazines, etc. Hours are Sunday, 9:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Tuesday, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Wednesday, 6…8 p.m. For further information, call Doris Entry at 863-4671548. Haven of Rest Church 912 N.W. Second St., would like to invite all to a weekly Bible study and or youth service ever y Thursday at 7 p.m. For more information call Pastor Tom Velie at 863-357-3053. Oakview Baptist Church, 677 S.W. 32nd St., welcomes everyone to join them on Sunday mornings for Sunday School at 9:15 a.m. and Worship Service at 10:30 a.m. On Sunda y evenings at 6 p.m. they have a Bible Study in the sanctuary. They also have a Wednesda y evening Worship Service at 6 p.m. For more information, please call 863-763-1699. The Okeechobee News welcomes news from area churches for this weekly column. E-mai l okeenews@newszap.com. Churches host special programs heart goes out to the families. As it did when this crash occurred, my thoughts and prayers go out to the families of the deceased. Not a day goes by that I dont think about this crash,Ž he said. I have been advised that our department will be facing civil litigation and have been advised by our attorneys not to make any statements.Ž The troopers report states Gracie, who w as on his way to back-up another deputy, w as traveling at an estimated speed of 87 mph at impact. He did not have his emergency lights illuminated and the siren on his 2000 Ford Crown Victoria patrol unit was not sounding. Gracie will be issued three civil citations two citations for careless driving causing death and one citation for failing to utilize the emergency equipment on his marked emergency vehicle to warn other traf“ c. According to Florida state statute 316.126 any authorized vehicle en route to an emergency ... shall warn all other vehicular traf“ c along the emergency route by an audible signal, siren, exhaust whistle, or other adequate device or by a visible signal by the use of displayed blue or red lights.Ž Gracie was forced to retire because his injuries were such that he could no longer w ork as a law enforcement of“ cer. He and his family have since moved out of state. Once Cpl. Zook “ nalized his report, it was submitted to Assistant State Attorney Bruce Harrison for review. Mr. Harrison signed off on the FHP report on Sept. 23, 2014. In the report Cpl. Zook states Gracie, along with fellow OCSO deputies William J olly and Matt Crawford were at the Race Trac convenience store/gas station, 1596 S.R. 70 E., when a sheriffs of“ ce dispatcher issued a call at 2:06 a.m. of a domestic violence situation in which there was an armed subject. OCSO Deputy Megan Holroyd was the initial responder. Gracie, followed by deputies Jolly and Crawford, got into their patrol units and began driving west on State Road 70 in order to back up Deputy Holroyd. When they neared the McDonalds restaurant, at 401 Park St., around 2:08 a.m. they saw Ms. Renteria, who was eastbound on S.R. 70 East and in the inside lane. As the OCSO units neared the restaurant Ms. Renteria attempted a left-hand turn into the McDonalds parking lot. Cpl. Zook stated Ms. Renterias car turned directly into the path of Gracie who, by this point was hitting his brakes. But, it was too late. The FHP report stated the Race Trac store is about .8 miles, or 4,224 feet, from the crash scene. It took Grace about :43 seconds to travel that distance. He drove at an average speed of 67 mph. About :1 second before impact Gracie was traveling at a speed of 94 mph, stated Cpl. Zook. According to the report, at one point Gracie reached a maximum speed of 96 mph. The posted speed limit in this area is 35 mph. Cpl. Zook went on to state in his report that a blood alcohol test done on blood drawn from Ms. Renteria came back negative for alcohol or drugs. Based on my investigation and the physical evidence, it was determined that the cause of the crash was due to D-2s (Gracie) speed even though V01 (Ms. Renteria) turned in front of V02 (Gracie),Ž stated Cpl. Zook. FATALITYContinued From Page 1

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