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Wednesday, October 1, 2014 50¢ plus tax V ol. 105 No. 118 See page 4 for information about how to contact this newspaper. OFC student OFC student caught with pot caught with pot ... Page 19 October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month ... Page 10 Original plan for fairgrounds includes large multi-purpose building suitable for shelterBy Katrina ElskenOkeechobee News Okeechobee County Fair Committee president Linda Syfrett came to the Okeechobee County Commission meeting on Sept. 25, with a small request, some routine business and a big dream. First, she asked the county for permission to install some permanent fencing at the Agri-Civic Center. She said the fair committee spends about $6,000 a year to put up and take town temporary fencing. She said the Agri-Civic Center Committee and the facility manager Matt Dorriety has approved their plan to make part of that fencing permanent. While they would still have to use some temporary fencing for the fair, installing some permanent fencing would still save the fair about $4,000 a year. The cost of the permanent fencing will come from the county fair budget. Our priority is security,Ž said Mrs. Syfrett. We have a very safe fair.Ž Mr. Dorriety has requested another piece o f fence be installed to help with crowd control and security at other events, and the fair committee would include fencing that as part o f the project, she said. We would add that improvement to our proposal, and could get it done for less mone y as part of the larger project,Ž she said. New hurricane shelter proposed Going Out ... In this edition 15.22 feetLast Year: 15.92 feet Lake Levels S ource: South Florida Water M anagement District. Depth given in feet above sea level Clrng Or Cti! Okeechobee News/ Eric Kopp41 years of serviceSheriff Paul May (right) presented Okeechobee County Jail Administrator Ronnie White (left) with a gold watch at Mr. Whites retirement party Tuesday, Sept. 30. Between the Department of Corrections, the states Probation and Parole department and the county jail Mr. White has worked a total of 41 years. He was also presented with a new “ shing rod and reel by Detention Deputy Robert Ridley, along with a dinner at the Okeechobee County Sheriffs Of“ ce with family, friends and coworkers. Toddler apparently drowned, according to sheriffs of“ ce reportBy Eric KoppOkeechobee News A 2-year-old boy found ” oating face down in a canal near his home Monda y died of an apparent drowning, said authorities. According to Detective Bryan Lowe, o f the Okeechobee County Sheriffs Of“ ce (OCSO), Alex Connor was found ” oating Sept. 29 in 31-inches of water shortly after 6 p.m. An initial report by OCSO Deputy Quinton Speed stated the toddlers grandfather, Kenneth Earl Sprigle Sr., 55, came home from work and couldnt “ nd his grandson. He, along with neighbor William Perry, began searching along a seawall behind some homes on S.E. 19th Court. 2-year-old boy found in canalSee CANAL „ Page 5 See FAIR „ Page 5 Okeechobee News Okeechobee News historic stories historic stories ... Page 24

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Improve your appearance, your condence, and your self esteem. Enhance your breast, atten your tummy or shed unwanted fat. Let us help you look and feel your very best!(863) 623-5346 | 114 N Parrott Ave€ Breast Li starting at $3,950 € Breast Enlargement (saline) $3,700 € Breast Enlargement (silicone) $4,700 € Tummy Tuck starting at $4,750 € Liposuction starting at $2,950Good through October 13, 2014 Monday, October 13th at 5pm Always on Top of the JobŽRe-Roofing Specialists€ Metal & Shingle Roofs € Flats & Leaks Repair FREE ESTIMATES863-357-3838State Lic.#CCC1327338 2 Okeechobee News October 1, 2014 Today: Scattered thunderstorms in the morning becoming more widespread in the afternoon. High 87F. Winds WSW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 80%. Tonight: Thunderstorms in the evening will give way to fair skies overnight. Low 71F. Winds light and variable. Chance of rain 80%.Extended ForecastThursday : Partly cloudy skies during the morning hours. Thunderstorms likely in the afternoon. High 86F. Winds N at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 80%. Thursday Night : Thunderstorms during the evening, then becoming mostly clear overnight. Low 71F. Winds light and variable. Chance of rain 80%. Friday : Partly cloudy early with thunderstorms becoming likely during the afternoon. High 89F. Winds W at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 80%. Friday Night : Evening thunderstorms will give way to clear skies overnight. Lo w 71F. Winds light/variable. Chance of rain 80%. Saturday : Scattered thunderstorms in the morning, then mainly cloudy during the afternoon with thunderstorms likely. High 81F. Winds W at 5 to 10 mph. Chance o f rain 90%. Okeechobee Forecast The next Chamber of Commerce Business after HoursŽ will be on Sept. 30, at Beef O Bradys. Fee: $5 for members and $10 for non-members. On Oct. 1, Cowboys Restaurant will host its Ribbon Cutting at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 2, Your Inner Space,Ž 2827 S.W. Third Terrace, will host their grand opening at 10 a.m. On Oct. 13, at 5 p.m. Allure Institute for Plastic Surgery, 114 N. Parrott Ave., will host its grand opening. On Oct. 14, The Paint Bucket 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 Y ear 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 A mbassadors grow professionally and personally by building business relationships w ithin 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 necessary to succeed in the program. Getting involved w ith the Ambassador Program is one of the “ rst steps you can take to become more inv olved with the chamber. Contact: Mariah Parriott, administration 863-467-6246 info@okeechobeebusiness.com Chamber of Commerce of Okeechobee County News Special to the Okeechobee News3 Bees Layne clothing store, 104 S.W. Third Ave., held their grand opening with a ribbon cutting Thursday, Sept. 25. Left to right are Chamber business assistance chair John Gurney, son Bronson Christian, grandson Carson (being held), mother Vonda Ivaster, City Councilmen Dowling Watford, owner Whitney Christian, boyfriend Roan Mattson, sister Tracie Esgro, sister Kim McKnight and Chamber executive director Antoinette Rodriguez. Special to the Okeechobee NewsRodeo & Juliet Boutique, 205 S.W. Park St., held their grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony Sept. 22. Left to right are Chamber business assistance chair John Gurney, City Councilman Mike OConnor, Chamber executive director Antoinette Rodriguez, owner Debbie Caine, City Councilman Dowling Watford, Bruce Homer Insurance owner Bruce Homer and Chamber president Terry Burroughs.

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Special to the Okeechobee News The U.S. Small Business Administration is reminding small businesses, small agricultural cooperatives, small aquaculture businesses and most private non-pro“ t organizations in Broward, Glades, Hendry, Martin, Okeechobee and Palm Beach counties in Florida of the deadline to submit disaster loan applications for working capital losses caused by severe storms, heavy rainfall, strong winds and ” ooding from Jan. 9 and 10, 2014. The deadline to apply for an economic injury disaster loan is Oct. 30, 2014. Working capital disaster loans up to $2 million are available at 2.625 percent for private, non-pro“ t organizations and 4 percent for small businesses, with terms up to 30 years. The loans are intended to pay “ xed debts, payroll, accounts payable, and other expenses that could have been paid had the disaster not occurred. To be considered for this assistance, eligible entities need to apply by the deadline. Applicants may apply online using the Electronic Loan Application (ELA) via SBAs secure website at https://disasterloan.sba. gov/ela. Applications and program information are available by calling the SBAs Customer Service Center at 1-800-659-2955 (1-800-8778339 for the deaf and hard-of-hearing), or by sending an email to disastercustomerservice@sba.gov. Loan applications can also be downloaded from the SBAs website at www.sba.gov/disaster. Completed applications should be mailed to: U.S. Small Business Administration, Processing and Disbursement Center, 14925 Kingsport Road, Fort Worth, TX 76155. The deadline to return economic injur y applications is Oct. 30, 2014. Coupon clippers and click ers always w elcome. publix.com/coupons 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 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 October 1, 2014 Deadline to apply for SBA loans is Oct. 30 County raises pay by 3 percentThe Okeechobee County Board of County Commissioners voted unanimously at their Sept. 25 meeting to adjust the countys pay grade system with a 3 percent increase in all categories. This increases the minimum pay for all positions by 3 percent. In conjunction with that, everyone will be a 3 percent increase?Ž asked Chairman Frank Irby. County administrator Robbie Chartier con“ rmed this is correct. The change will be effective Oct. 1. Special to the Okeechobee NewsCaps of love The Buckhead Ridge Homeowners Association in cooperation with Caps of Love,Ž an international charity, is collecting plastic caps for recycling to raise money to buy wheelchairs for disabled children. Caps from all kinds of household products such as water bottles, detergent bottles, cleaning containers, etc. can be donated to a group which sells them to post consumerŽ plastic companies for recycling into products such as shipping pallets, park benches, etc. Kicking off the local campaign are: (left to right) Bonnie Shop, director of Glades County Hope Connections, Donna Storter Long, Glades County Board of County Commissioners chairperson, and Maureen Bradley, a worker for many of the countys bene“ cial causes. Caps can be dropped off at Hope Connections located next to the Buckhead Ridge Fire Department on S.R. 78, just over the Kissimmee River. Details of this project are on the website www.capso” ove.com; or, by calling Ms. Shop at 863-763-2404.

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State of dress€ When I go shopping at any store, even a thrift store, I dont expect to see parts that s hould not be seen showing. Have you no respect for yourself? Cover up! Am I too old fashioned?Smart meters€ I dont know who is writing about smart metersŽ but I am now working with t he Florida public service commission trying t o change FPLs policy whereby they levy a “ ne of $95 plus a penalty of $13 per month t o keep the FPL standard meter issued by FLP. W e should not be penalized for using a meter issued by FPL; nor should we be charged anyt hing extra per month. € Smart Meters are the atomic bomb of radiation. DNA is affected by the electromagnetic frequency and radio frequency radiation. Somewhere in the neighborhood there will b e a very special meter, serving as a collecting device for 500-600 homes for the area. This s pecial meter is a much larger meter, emitt ing a lot more radiation. How is that home c hosen?Roadwork€ People complain about the trees, but t his will be good for traf“ c and aid in any job growth to the area. € We have needed this for a long time, but w hy decide to do it during season? € I believe we could of uprooted trees ins tead of slaughtering them. I cant even look t hat way when I drive by. € The temporary lines are horrible! Accidents are sure to happen. € Another project that needs to be addressed is build sidewalks for theses kids in Basswood all the way though Whispering Pines. No kid likes to walk on the road or in a muddy grass heading to school, plus its very dangerous. € All theyre trying to do is make the town a bit bigger, which is better for everyone, and if accidents occur it is because people cannot follow simple road directions ... enough said! € I want improvement now . but dont you dare inconvenience me while youre doing it!Ž Interesting perspective. € Going through that intersection now is ridiculous. This will help. Thanks Okeechobee News for the update, and thanks to the FDOT for recognizing this Okeechobee problem. Better a few months of inconvenience than continuing with the traf“ c problems generated by the intersection. Its progress, and thats something this town could use a lot more of. € There is no good time to do road work. In the rainy season it takes forever to get the work done because they dig and then it rains and “ lls up with water. Its started now and I think when it is done people will appreciate it. Trying to turn left to go south on 441 was ridiculous. Sometimes you would have to wait through three lights. € Some people are asking why there was no local input. Seems they missed all of the public meetings and hearings that were held last year. It always goes that way. They hold these public hearings and people dont bother to show up, but they want to complain about it later. € I hated to see the trees come down. So I hope the city gets busy and plants some new trees so we have some shade in the park. € FDOT is investing millions in roadwork in our county. Instead of complaining about the current inconvenience, we should be appreciative and think of the future. The extra turn lanes at the main intersection will be a big help in keeping the traf“ c moving. Everyone is sorry to lose the trees, but more trees can be planted to replace them.Okee-Tantie€ The county made some bad decisions regarding Okee-Tantie over the years. They let FEMA put trailers there after the 2004 hurricanes and that drove out the other campers. When the FEMA trailers were gone, the other campers did not come back. When the 2005 storms destroyed part of the campground, the county didnt “ x it. So, fewer people could camp there, which meant less income. And why didnt the county carry insurance on that park to begin with? € I fully support the proposal to lease it out to a professional operator. Getting any positive cash ” ow is better than none at all. It also would bring in more tourist dollars and tax dollars to offset the unrealistic county budget. € Okee-Tantie is a diamond in the rough. State-run campgrounds dont have a problem competing with the public, why should the county? Cross TalkBlessing upon blessing is what occurred Saturday at the Wooden Jungle, where a huge Christian group met for fun, food, and fellowship. Invitations were given to so many who have an interest in the group, called Cross Talk, a jail ministry hoping to help heal the addicted, the forlorn, the needy and the downtroden, giving them a reason to be alive. Our ministry gives hope to women incarcerated and the ones who are now out,Ž making a new way in the community. Coming out of jail, is not easy, as “ nding employment may be dif“ cult. Trying to “ nd housing is not easy either. Finding clothing may be a problem. BUT, the group from Cross Talk, assist in any way possible to help the women restore their lives back to a normalcy they have been needing. Our group witnesses to the women in jail each Wednesday evening. The message brought to them is, God loves you.Ž Sins are forgiven. You can recover from all of this, your choices can be better. Not only are they told this but are helped in making better choices. Cross Talk will help drive them to an approved re-hab, help supply clothing, help in “ nding them a job, and help them reunite with families. All of this is done with love and much prayer. Many lives have already been transformed. A few have had their children come from the court system and been reunited with their mothers. Many are coming to church, (More 2 Life), each Sunday morning for continued inspiration, prayers for healing over their beautiful and precious lives. None are judged for their past lives „ just loved as God loves them. It would be easy to judge each women, but, the ministry of Cross Talk, is not about judging. It is about praying, helping, as we all have baggage of some type. Some baggage is larger and heavier than others. Each can give the baggage to God, as His shoulders are big. He can handle it all. Cross Talk teaches the women how to give the baggage, the problem, the addiction, to God. Allow Him into their lives, allow Him to change them, allow Him to open doors, that may have never been opened before. The ministry of Cross Talk, came about through the inspiration, the sound of Gods voice, a tugging at her heart, telling Donna Burk, (founder) as a message from the Lord, Tell them I love them.Ž As she sat in on recovery meetings, listening to women talk abou t their addictions, abuse, and so much more. With no hope in their lives. We must hav e hope to continue in a productive life. But now, Lord, what do I look for? M y hope is in you.Ž As we listened to the heartwrenching testimonies, from the women who have experienced abuse, addictions, were used for sex, now giving God the Glor y for their new treasured lives, not a dry ey e was in the midst. To view a brand new life in Christ with hope, love, a giving spirit, for a person who is now striving to do the right things for themselves and for their families and children is nothing short of a miracle. On the upcoming agenda for Cross Talk is: a boat and a booth for the upcoming Adam Bryant Regatta, in an effort to reach more people in the community making others aware of exactly wha t the mission is for Cross Talk. A transition home for the women coming out of jail, a place they can be ministered to and assisted in “ nding a place of employment. As Cross Talk proceeds with the word of God, as w e will be the feet and the voice of Jesus,Ž plans continue to help women know that wher e they have been, does not necessarily mean where they are going. Lives can be changed, prayers can be answered. It was said, on Saturday, if we “ ll an entire room with dollar bills, you are worth so much more to th e Lord, You are PRICELESS.Ž If anyone is interested in donating to this ministry, have a place to offer for a transition house. Please call Donna Burk, 863-6345643. Blessings to all. Bobbi Poole October 1, 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 News/ Bobbi PooleDonna Burk, founder of Cross Talk, giving opening comments, at the “ rst restoration picnic, held at the Wooden Jungle. Families, friends, mentors, loved ones and children were all getting together to celebrate how lives can be changed through, love, direction, forgiveness and prayer.

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5 Okeechobee News October 1, 2014 Eagles serve sandwichesCypress Hut Eagles Auxiliary, 7401 U.S. 441 S.E., will serve a variety of sandwiches with sides Wednesday, Oct. 1 starting at 5 p.m. For information, call 863-467-1154.Submit photos for vigilIf you want to submit photos for the annual Narcotics Overdose Prevention and Education (NOPE) Candlelight Vigil it must be done by Wednesday, Oct. 1 The vigil will be held Oct. 23 in the Okeechobee County Civic Center on U.S. 98 North. A reception will start at 6:30 p.m., with the vigil starting at 7 p.m. For information, contact: Connie Curry at ccurry@okeesheriff.org; Frank Whiting at Frankwhiting@ymail.com; or call the toll free number of 866-612-NOPE, or 561-478-1055.Legion to host taco dayAmerican Legion Post 64, 501 S.E. Second St., will host taco day Wednesday, Oct. 1 Music with Carl Cable will be from 3 until 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 2, features a potluck, “ ve-card bingo from 1 until 3 p.m., and karaoke with Carl Cable is from 4 until 6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 3, features a jumbalaya dinner from 4 until 7 p.m. and karaoke with Steven from 5 until 8 p.m. Monday, Oct. 6, brings “ ve-card bingo at 2 p.m.Healthy Start board to meetThe Okeechobee Healthy Start Coalition board of directors will meet Wednesday, Oct. 1 at 11 a.m. in their of“ ce located in the White House Plaza, 1132 S. Parrott Ave. The meeting is open to the public. The coalition is part of a statewide network responsible for planning and implementing services for pregnant women and infants. The coalition is made up of citizens interested in promoting healthy families and healthy outcomes for babies in Okeechobee. For information, contact executive director Kay Begin at 863462-5877.Moose to host bingoOkeechobee Moose Lodge #1753, 159 N.W. 36th St., invites you to join them Thursday, Oct. 2, at 1:30 p.m. for bingo. Lunch will be provided for a small fee. Join them Wednesday, Oct. 3, for country fried steak dinner for a $7 donation, from 5 until 7 p.m. Music will be provided from 7 until 10 p.m. by Kennys Country Music. Proceeds bene“ t Moose charities.OHS drama group plans playThe OHS Drama/Thespian Troupe 7319 will present Steel MagnoliasŽ Oct. 2 4 Showtime is at 7 p.m. on Oct. 2 and 3; and at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 4. Tickets are $5. The play will be held at the OHS Lecture Hall. For information, contact Ms. Raulerson at 863-462-5020, Ext. 8011.Five wishes workshop slatedA “ ve wishes workshop will be held Thursday, Oct. 2, at 2 p.m. and again on Dec. 4 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.VFW to host bingoVFW North Post 4423, 300 N.W. 34th St. will host bingo Friday, Oct. 3 at 1 p.m. and Saturday, Oct. 4, at 1 p.m. Friday Karaoke will be provided by Lisa from 7 until 10 p.m. The grill will be open Wednesday, from 5 until 7 p.m.; Friday from 5 until 9 p.m.; and, Saturday from 5 until 7 p.m. Join us for Loris Sunday dinner from 1 until 3 p.m. featuring stuffed peppers. All proceeds will bene“ t our veterans programs. The public is invited.Commissioner hosts meetingCommissioner Tim Stanley will hold a public meeting at the Buckhead Ridge Community Center on Friday, Oct. 3, at 9 a.m. to discuss issues coming before the Glades County Board of County Commissioners, that will affect the Buckhead Ridge area. IRSC offers Lifelong LearningThe Fielden Institute at IRSC is a program of the IRSC Foundation and is designed to serve men and women age 50 or older who are interested in returning to the college classroom to learn „ simply for the joy of learning. An open house will be held from 9:30 until 11 a.m., on Friday, Oct. 3 in the Williamson Conference Center Auditorium at the Okeechobee IRSC Dixon Hendry Campus, 2229 N.W. Ninth Ave. To RSVP, call IRSC at 772-462-7880; email Katherine Hazellief at khazelli@irsc.edu; or, visit www. irscfoundation.org.Legion has Sunday bingoAmerican Legion Post 64, 501 S.E. Second St., will host Sunday night bingo Oct. 5 at 6:30 p.m. Doors open at 5 p.m. in the bingo area. The kitchen will offer a limited menu. Payoffs will be determined by player attendance. All proceeds to bene“ t the American Legion veterans programs. The event is open to the public. The American Legion now has free WIFI for its lounge and dining room patrons.Sit & Sew to meetConKerr Cancers next sit and sew will be held Tuesday, Oct. 7 from 10:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. at the Okeechobee Presbyterian Church on Parrott Avenue. Bring your sewing machine and child-friendly cotton fabric and sew with others who want to make a difference to children stricken with cancer or other life-changing illnesses. C ommunity Events Brought to you by:Plumbing & Air ConditioningSince 1975 Lic#CAC1817236 At the east end of Mr. Sprigles property, the men spotted the toddler in the water. Mr. Perry jumped into the canal, grabbed the boy and handed him to the childs uncle, Kenneth Sprigle Jr. He started slapping the boys back to get the water out. After removing some water, Kenneth Jr. started to perform cardio pulmonary resuscitation (CPR) on Alex. Emergency medical personnel from Okeechobee County Fire/Rescue arrived and took over. The deputys report does not state when the child was pronounced dead. Apparently there were at least three adults in the home with the toddler, but he somehow got out of the house. One minute he was there, and the next minute he was gone,Ž Detective Lowe explained. The OCSO investigator said an autops y was to be performed Tuesday and the medical examiner would determine the exact cause of death. CANALContinued From Page 1 While the fair committee was not asking the county commission for any money, she said since the land is county property, they do need the county commissions permission to install permanent fencing. The commissioners agreed to allow the fencing. On another topic, Mrs. Syfrett asked the commissioners to consider building a hurricane shelter on the Agri-Civic Center property. A building of that nature was in the master plan for the fairgrounds,Ž she said. We have the room. This is an old idea I would like to revisit,Ž she continued. Back in 2006 we had talked about doing this,Ž Mrs. Syfrett said. I would like to request that we open this up again and bring it forward at the Legislative Delegation meeting and ask our representatives to support it, to build this building that we really need. She said the county currently uses the public schools as hurricane shelters and this causes problems for the schools. After a storm passes, the school system wants to reopen the schools and get the children back in classes as soon as possible, But if the schools are being used as shelters and, due to storm damage, the people in the shelters cant return to their homes, this can cause delays. Certainly we dont need all of these people in our schools,Ž she said. A new large, enclosed building at the fairgrounds could be used year round as a multi-purpose building, she said. There is a demand for facilities to rent, she said. The Civic Center on U.S. 98 is booked six months in advance,Ž she pointed out. The proposed building would be 30,000 sq. feet. There is not a building in that footage in this county,Ž Mrs. Syfrett said. It would have generators, bathrooms with showers and a full kitchen. This is something we need in this county,Ž she said. If we dont ask for help from the state, we wont get it.Ž She said other counties have received state help for similar projects. This is an idea that really needs to be addressed,Ž agreed Commissioner Bryant Culpepper. We could hold events there that we cant hold in an outdoor arena because of the heat.Ž He said about 50 percent of homes in Okeechobee County are manufactured housing. A lot of these people have no place to go in case of a storm,Ž he added. It could help create revenue in times when it is not hurricane season,Ž he said. Mrs. Syfrett said there could be grants available to help with the project. You wont “ nd anyone who will argue with your comments,Ž said Commissioner Joey Hoover. We dont have any problem putting that as one of our agenda items for the Legislative Delegation.Ž Mrs. Syfrett also gave the commissioners the State of the Fair Report. She said the 2014 fair had more than 300 exhibitors. Paid attendance was a 48 percent increase over 2013, with overall attendance of 18,456 persons during the March 11-15 fair. On one night of the fair, canned food was collected in lieu of paying for admission. The food collected went to a local food bank. Fair volunteers donated more than 1,600 volunteer hours. You cant put on a fair without volunteers,Ž said Mrs. Syfrett. Man y of the volunteers were high school students who will receive credit for community service hours. The Fair paid out more than $14,000 in prizes for the competitive events. The Fair will also present two $500 scholarships to graduating seniors. Wade Shows provided the midway for the 2014 fair and will return for the 2015 fair. The 2015 fair will include more horse events, which have proven popular with local audiences. They will also offer helicopter rides. The Eudora Petting Zoo will be backraising the tent roof higher to accommodate their young giraffe as necessary. The 2015 fair will also feature fast action motor sports RC cars and a high wire act. By popular demand, they are also bringing back Robinsons Racing Pigs. For some reason, people like to watch racing pigs,Ž said Mrs. Syfrett. FAIRContinued From Page 1 One minute he was there, and the next minute he was gone.ŽOCSO Detective Bryan Lowe

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Obituaries should be submitted to t he Okeechobee News by e-mailing o bits@newszap.com. Customers may also r equest photos and links to online guest b ooks. A link to the obituaries is available at w ww.newszap.com.Gerald Owen Weeks, Sr., 61OKEECHOBEE „ Gerald Owen Weeks, Sr. died Sept. 29, 2014. He was born July 24, 1953 in Cullman, Ala. to J ames and Christine Crook Weeks. A resident of Okeechobee for 30 years, he w orked for Walpole, Inc. for 30 years. He enjoyed riding Harleys, “ shing, riding horses, traveling, w orking and barbequeing. Mr. Weeks was preceded in death by his brothers, Dennis W eeks and Edward Wilson (Cindy). He is survived by his wife of eight years, Colleen Weeks of Okeechobee; three daughters, J essica DeLisio (Matt) of Canyon Lake, Calif., Jadie Husting (Justin) of Miami and Stephanie Jarrell of Okeechobee; “ ve sons, Gerald Weeks, Jr. (Brandy) of DuQuoin, Ill., Frank Hodges (Brandy), Brandon Tansley, Kevin Yarbrough all of Okeechobee and Jeff Jarrell (Jessica) of Orlando; grandchildren, Tony, Hayley, Kaylen, Brentyn, Moriah, Cameron, Hayden, Ashtyn and Gavan; brothers, Danny Weeks (Nancy) of Homosassa Springs, Fla., Darryl Weeks (Diane) of Leesburg, Fla. and Stacey Weeks (Andrea) of Tavares, Fla.; sisters, Nancy Makanui (Kimo) of Moore, Okla., Margaret Ramsey of Wildwood, Fla., Bridgett Brown (Vernon) of Minneola, Fla. and Teresa Weeks of Dayton, Tenn.; dogs, Shorty, Harley and Odin; and a host of nieces, nephews, friends, the Walpole family and cow orkers. Visitation will be from 9:00 a.m. until services at 10:00 a.m. Friday, Oct. 3, 2014 at Buxton & Bass Okeechobee Funeral Home. Those wishing to leave a message of condolence may sign the register book at, www.OkeechobeeFuneralHome.com All arrangements are entrusted to the direction and care of the Buxton, Bass and Conway families of the Buxton & Bass Okeechobee Funeral Home, 400 North Parrott Avenue, Okeechobee, Florida, 34972. Hoyt Franklin Neal, 69PORT ST. LUCIE „ Hoyt Franklin Neal died Sept. 25, 2014. He was born Jan. 18, 1945 in Pikeville, Tenn. to Ralph Richard and Nola Goins Neal. A resident of Port St. Lucie since 2005, he worked as a foreman in the construction industry until he retired in 2009. His favorite past time was watching the History, Hallmark and Lifetime Channels. His favorite holiday was Christmas and he loved Hallmark Christmas movies. He was a secret hopeless romantic. He spent most of his time relaxing in his garage, being the neighborhood watch and sitting on his cooler. Mr. Neal is survived by two daughters; Brenda Marie Neal-Moye (Randall Moye, Jr.) and Tara Lynn Neal McKenna (Travis McKenna) all of Okeechobee; seven grandchildren, Melissa, Chad, Anthony, Cody, Austin, Alex and T.J.; two great-grandchildren, Andrea and Summer; four sisters; Betty, Carolyn, Joyce and Tommie and several nieces and nephews. Visitation will be from 4:00 p.m. until services at 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014 at Buxton & Bass, Okeechobee. Burial will be in Pikeville, Tenn. next to his parents. Those wishing to leave a message of condolence may sign the register book at, www.OkeechobeeFuneralHome.com All arrangements are entrusted to the direction and care of the Buxton, Bass and Conway families of the Buxton & Bass Okeechobee Funeral Home, 400 North Parrott Avenue, Okeechobee, Florida, 34972. James Red DogŽ Norman Vandiver, 67OKEECHOBEE „ James Red DogŽ Norman Vandiver died Sept. 28, 2014. He was born Jan. 17, 1947 in Schuyler County, Ill. to Vivian and Marjory Higgins Vandiver. A resident of Okeechobee for “ ve years, he enjoyed motorcycles and was a member of the American Legion, V.F.W. and AmVets. Mr. Vandiver is survived by his wife of 11 years, Gwen Vandiver of Okeechobee; two sons; one daughter; three step-children; brother, Richard Vandiver (Tammy) of Spring“ eld, Fla.; two sisters, Pat and Marsha. No services will be held at this time. Those wishing to leave a message of condolence may sign the register book at, www.OkeechobeeFuneralHome.com All arrangements are entrusted to the direction and care of the Buxton, Bass and Conway families of the Buxton & Bass Okeechobee Funeral Home, 400 North Parrott Avenue, Okeechobee, Florida, 34972. 3833 SE 18th Terrace, Okeechobee, Florida 863-357-7283 okeechobeeseawinds.com Seawinds Funeral Group > Vero Beach > Sebastian > Melbourne > St. Lucie County > Okeechobee > Stuart > West Palm Beach > Lake Placid Okeechobee’s Most Affordable Funeral Home & CrematoryLosing a loved one is dicult... Paying for their funeral shouldnt be If our costs of performing a cremation are the same as our competitors, then why are they charging you so much more? Why spend more? Seawinds Funeral Home & Crematory oers families excellent service in a warm, elegant atmosphere at reasonable prices, without sacricing the quality of care that their loved ones deserve. Obituaries 6 Okeechobee News October 1, 2014 View obituaries from the past month at http://www.legacy.com New membersWelcome to our newest Main Street members: Jody Julien, Silver Palms RV, Joan Wilcox and Connie Phillips.Membership duesOkeechobee Main Street members are asked to please keep an eye on your email and mailbox as our new “ scal year begins Oct. 1 and invoices have been sent out. Your continued support means the world to us and your community.Main Street MixerSave the date for a ghoulishly good time at our next mixer. Brown Cow Sweetery, 103 S.W. Park St.. invites you to their spooktacular Halloween Costume party on Oct. 21 from 5 until 7 p.m.FundraiserCruise the County with Main Street and Reggie the Regions bike. Follow Reggies adventures on Facebook. If you would like to own this experienced traveller, visit Main Street at 55 S. Parrott Ave. or www.okeechobeemainstreet.org to purchase a ticket for the bike giveaway in December. $5 for one and $20 for 5. All proceeds go to Okeechobee Main Street.United WayUnited Way campaign chairs Jennifer and Steve Lafferty invite you to the United Way campaign Kick Off Thursday, Oct. 2, from 9 until 10 a.m. Meet them at the Brown Cow Sweetery, 103 S.W. Park St. Coffee and muf“ ns will be served. Please RSVP to Allison Chandler via email to allison@unitedwaylee.org or via telephone 863-697-9096 or 863-484-3887.Gift collectionThe Community Collaborative Council is hosting their annual Christmas gift collection. Please bring new toys, games, gift cards, books, shoes and clothing to Sharon Vinson at the School Board Of“ ce, 700 S.W. Second Ave., or for information call 863-4625000 ext. 257. City newsCity of Okeechobee is looking for a full time account clerk. Applications are available on the city web site: www.cityofokeechobee.com. Applications are being accepted until the position is “ lled. It is strongl y recommend that you apply by Friday, Oct. 3, at 4:30 p.m. Return your application to the Of“ ce of the City Clerk/Personnel Administrator. Contact: Lane Earnes-Gamiotea, CMS, City Clerk, 55 S.E. Third Ave., room 100. Call 863-763-3372, ext. 215; or, email lgamiotea@cityofokeechobee.com.Blood Round UpThe ninth annual Okeechobee Blood Round Up is coming up. The Blood Round Up volunteers are looking for items for the goody bags. Prepare your business promotional items and contact Raye for pick up at 863-467-2557. Donations are tax deductible and bag donations will be collected through the end of October. Okeechobee Main Street Clipboard

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Krystyna Biskup, 61OKEECHOBEE „ Krystyna Biskup died September 26, 2014. She was born November 5, 1952 in Poland to Michal and Maria Papalo Owsianicki. Formerly of the Trenton, New J ersey area for over 40 years, she was a resident of Okeechobee, Florida for the last three years. She had a very successful career as an electrical technician in the aerospace industry. She was always full of life and enjoyed cooking for people and making them feel w elcome. She also enjoyed gardening. Mrs. Biskup was preceded in death by her father, Michal Owsianicki; and her brother, Wladek Owsianicki. She is survived by her husband of 43 years, Piotr Biskup of Okeechobee; son, Peter Biskup, Jr. of East Stroudsburg, Pa.; daughter, Monica Biskup of Chicago, Ill.; granddaughter, Ava Biskup; mother, Maria Owsianicki of Poland; two brothers, Josef Owsianicki (Grace) and Tadeusz Owsianicki all of Poland; brothers-in-law, Nicholas Tutko (Anna) and Wasyl Biskup (Mary) all of Trenton, New Jersey; sister-in-law, Ursula Owsianicki of Poland; nieces, Dorothy, Irena and Jessica; nephew, John; and numerous other family members in Poland. Visitation will be 12:30 p.m. until 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, September 30, 2014 at Buxton & Bass Okeechobee Funeral Home. Those wishing to leave a message of condolence may sign the register book at, www.OkeechobeeFuneralHome.com All arrangements are entrusted to the direction and care of the Buxton, Bass and Conway families of the Buxton & Bass Okeechobee Funeral Home, 400 North Parrott Avenue, Okeechobee, Florida, 34972. Victor Weiger, 93OKEECHOBEE „ Victor Weiger died Sept. 28, 2014. He was born Jan. 8, 1921 in Zimmern, Germany to Johannes and Pauline Stofer Weiger. He proudly served in the U.S. Army during WWII. He was awarded the Bronze Star which was presented to him by General Patton. A resident of Okeechobee since 1988, he enjoyed telling stories, “ shing, gol“ ng and dancing. Mr. Weiger was preceded in death by his wife, Helen Weiger and his son, Anthony Weiger. He is survived by his wife, Mary Ann Holewinski of Buckhead Ridge; son, Victor Weiger (Lynne) of Islamorada, Fla.; two daughters, Paula Weiger of Chicago, Ill. and Diane Beattie of Lake Worth; two brothers, Heinz and Gunter Weiger; two sisters, Maria Sewing-Tauch and Inga Woebking all of Germany; eight grandchildren, Debbie, David, Diana, Tasha, Tony, Vicki, Angela and Christina; and twelve great-grandchildren. Visitation will be Friday, Oct. 3, 2014 at Buxton & Bass Okeechobee Funeral Home from 2 p.m. until service at 3 p.m. with Father Lorenzo Gonzales of“ ciating. Military honors and burial will be at South Florida National Cemetery in Lake Worth at a later date. In lieu of ” owers, memorials may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, Kansas 66675. Those wishing to leave a message of condolence may sign the register book at www.OkeechobeeFuneralHome.com All arrangements are entrusted to the direction and care of the Buxton, Bass and Conway families of the Buxton & Bass Okeechobee Funeral Home, 400 North Parrott Avenue, Okeechobee, Florida, 34972. 763-6905 Y Y o u r L a r g e s t F e n c e P o s t S u p p l i e r i n S o u t h F l o r i d a 763-6905 T h e W o r k s A l l S i z e s P o s t s S t a p l e sG a u c h o A l l i g a t o r F e n c eW a l p o l e F e e d & S u p p l y C o 7 6 3 6 9 0 5 Hwy 98 N. Okeechobee Obituaries 7 Okeechobee News October 1, 2014 Sign guestbooks at http://www.legacy.com

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EXAMPLE 8 Okeechobee News October 1, 2014 There will be a FREE Movie night Friday, Oct. 3, at 7 p.m. at Peace Lutheran Church 750 N.W. 23rd Lane. It will be on a huge screen in the Fellowship Hall. Its a family movie for everyone to enjoy. Free Popcorn and drinks will be available. Everyone is welcome! Believers Fellowship Church 300 S.W. Sixth Ave., will hold a youth rally for middle school and high school age students on Friday, Oct. 3, from 6 8:30 p.m. There will be games, food, music and a message! For more information, call 863-634-4327. Fr. Sean Mulcahy at Sacred Heart Church will offer a series on Relationship & EmotionsŽ starting Thursday, Oct. 3, at 11 a.m. and again at 6:30 p.m. and every Thursday except for the last Thursday of each month. The public is inv ited. Each session is for one hour. For more information, please call 863-763-3727. Fountain of Life Church 1302 S.W. 32nd St., will host a guest speaker on Sunday, Oct. 5, at 11 a.m. You wont want to miss Rev. Roy Kindalls singing and speaking. For more information, call 863-763-8945. Okeechobee Missionary Baptist Church, 4212 U.S. 441 N., will host a youth program for the 2014-2015 school year every W ednesday at 7 p.m. There are youth classes for pre-school through 12th grade. For more information call 8637-763-3681. 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, v iewing 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, V CRs, cassettes, national magazines, etc. Hours are Sunday, 9:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Tuesday, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Wednesday, 6…8 p.m. For further information, call Doris Entry at 863-467-1548. Haven of Rest Church 912 N.W. Second St., would like to invite all to a weekly Bible study and or youth service every Thursday at 7 p.m. For more information call Pastor Tom Velie at 863-357-3053. Oakview Baptist Church, 677 S.W. 32nd St., welcomes everyone to join them on Sunday mornings for Sunday School at 9:15 a.m. and Worship Service at 10:30 a.m. On Sunday evenings at 6 p.m. they have a Bible Study in the sanctuary. They also have a Wednesday evening Worship Service at 6 p.m. For more information, please call 863763-1699. Their website is oakviewbaptist. com. The Gathering Church 1735 S.W. 24th Ave., invites all to attend Living FreeŽ a Christian recovery group for women on Tuesday nights at 7 p.m. For more information, contact Pastor Theresa Brown at 863357-4418. The Gathering hosts Joy in the MourningŽ a grief support group and bible study for anyone who has lost a loved one, through death or divorce. All are welcome to attend. The support group will meet every Tuesday at 2 p.m. at 1735 S.W. 24th Ave. For more information, call Gale at 863-6238504. Love Jesus? Every Monday morning, 8 a.m. at Hampton Inn, there is a Bible study held and you are invited. It is free if you dont eat, or you can have a great breakfast for only $5. Brandon Tucker and Pastor Jim Benton are the speakers. More questions? Call 863532-2482. Gathering in Grace and Prayer meets every Wednesday at 7:45 a.m. in the park at the pavilion. All are welcome. Buckhead Ridge Baptist Church Hunter Rd. would like to invite everyone to attend services for good fellowship, good gospel singing and salvation preaching. The church has added six new members in the last two weeks. Come grow with us, Pastor Arlen Cook bringing the messages. Sunday School at 9:45 a.m., morning service 11 a.m. evening 6 p.m. Wednesdays at 6 p.m. Northside Baptist Church invites all to join the church for old-fashioned preaching based on the Bible, God-focused prayer, hymns we grew up on, Southern-Gospel favorites, with piano and bass duets on Sundays at 10:45 a.m. and 6 p.m., with Sunday School at 9:45 a.m. and Prayer Meeting on Wednesdays at 6 p.m. Northside Baptist is located about 6 miles north on 441 at 51 NW 98th St. There are many opportunities at Peace Lutheran Church including the newly founded Peace Outreach, whose goals include getting everyone to discover their gifts and use them for the Glory of God. Another new opportunity is the Peace Garden Club, focusing on church grounds beauti“ cation and growing vegetables in raised garden beds. All are welcome to attend the Peace Garden Club meetings on the last Monday of each month at 7 p.m. Note: An Okeechobee Church Directory is now available at Florida.Newszap. com with addresses and service times for local churches, or go to www.newszap. com/okeechobeechurches. Send additions or corrections for the online directory to okeenews@newszap.com, or “ ll out the form provided on the website. The Okeechobee News welcomes news from area churches for this weekly column. E-mail okeenews@newszap. com. Churches host special programs

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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 *. GiveawayFREE TO GOOD HOME! FIXED, DECLAWED, FEMALE CAT, 4YRS OLD. NEW HUSBAND IS ALLERGIC. PLEASE CALL SHARON AT 863-610-1936 Garage/ Yard SalesHospice of Okeechobee YARD SALE October 1st an 2nd 8:00 am Noon MOVING SALE 2348 NW 5TH ST OCT 4TH & 5TH, 8AM TILL 4PM. FURNITURE, CLOTHING, GENERAL HOUSEHOLD ITEMS, WASHER, DRYER AND ETC. EVERYTHING MUST GO! How do you find a job in todays competitive market? In the employment section of the classifieds 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 TRIMMING CALL 863-447-6637 LIC#7272 Special NoticeNEW: In Okeechobee, Touchstone Crystal Costume Jewelry by Swarovski. Order now locally for Christmas, Birthdays or Yourself... or give a party and earn free jewelry. (863)623-6879 Employment Full Time Earn Extra MoneyDeliver the YP Real Yellow Pages St. Lucie Co, Fl Area FT/PT, Daily work, get paid in 72hrs Must be 18 or older, have driver’s license and insured vehicle.• Call (800)422-1955 Mon-Fri, 8:00 AM-4:30 PM• Or email: deliverphonebooksse@directrac.com• Or log onto www.phonebookdelivery.info Mention “St. Lucie” Help Reading a newspaper helps you understand the world around you. No wonder newspaper readers are more successful people! Employment Full TimeDriver: FT/Bene ts CDL Class A w/ HAZMAT, tanker, & air brakes endorsements; 2 years driving experience; no preventable accidents, license suspensions, alcohol related violations or other moving violations in the past 3 years; Ability to obtain a current medical examiner’s certi cate; High School Diploma or GED; English communication skills (verbal and written); Ability to perform basic mathematical calculations. Praxair is an equal employment opportunity employer Apply on line: Praxair.com/careers REQ04445 M/F/D/V/H Please fax your resum to 863.763.7874 or apply online at www.walpoleinc.com Walpole Inc is looking for a Warranty Administrator. The goal of this position is to assist our shop personnel with processing manufacturer warranty claims and assisting in all of our daily service needs and operations. Primary Responsibilities:€ Checking, verifying, and processing vehicle warranty repair claims, and following the receipt of payment from the manufacturer. € Responsible for making sure that all of the relevant and pertinent information for each claim is provided by the responsible parties involved.JOB REQUIREMENTS€ Outstanding communication, Critical thinking, time management, organization skills € Detail Orientated € Pro“cient in Microsoft Applications € Professional appearance and work ethic € Great attitude with a high-energy personality € Superior customer service skills € Warranty administrator experience is preferred, but a strong working knowledge of service management will be considered. € Associates Degree PreferredDRIVERS: $5,000 Sign-On Bonus! Great Pay! Consistent Freight, Great Miles on this Regional Account. Werner Enterprises: 1-855-517-2488 Its never too late to find the perfect gift. Look for it in the classifieds. Need a few more bucks to purchase something deer? Pick up some extra bucks when you sell your used items in the classifeids. Employment Full 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! Time to clean out the attic, basement and/or garage? Advertise your yard sale in the classifieds and make your clean up a breeze! 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 Administrative/ Financial Assistant Needed Part-Time Requires scal experience, computer, Quickbooks, communication, of ce, and organizational skills. Bilingual a plus. Fingerprinting and background check required. Please Fax resumes to 863-462-5878 One mans trash is another mans treasure. Turn your trash to treasure with an ad in the classifieds. Employment Full Time MILK HAULERS and TANKER DRIVERSLOCAL TRANSPORT POSITIONS Okeechobee Terminal$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 Looking for a place to hang your hat? Look no further than the classifieds. Love the earth Recycle your used items by selling them in the classifieds. 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 MiscellaneousINVESTOR NEEDED to re nance balloon mortgage. Investment property bought in 2005. M/H & RV Park on 3 acres + have 3 ac. heavy comm. property. Properties off Hwy 70. Call 561-346-4692. Pets/SuppliesRAZOR EDGE BLUE PIT PUPPIES, 9 WEEKS OLD, THREE FEMALES, REGISTERED. $500.00 CALL 863-634-4407 Apartments2BD FURNISHED OR UNFURNISHED APARTMENTS IN THE CITY OR KINGS BAY STARTING AT $700.00 PER MONTH, WITH LAWN AND GARBAGE INCLUDED, NO PETS OVER 5LBS, MORE OPTIONS AVAILABLE FOR MORE INFORMATION CALL 863-634-8331 Apartments2BD/1BA APARTMENT IN TOWN, WALKING DISTANCE TO STORES. NO PETS. FIRST, LAST & SECURITY $600.00 A MONTH 863-634-2820 APARTMENTS FO R RENT BOARDWAL K BLDG. FIRST MONTH, SECURITY DEPOSIT, INCLUDES WATER. CALL 863-801-9119 Beautiful Samantha’s Garden Apartments 2BR/2BA, in town, W&D, $800 mo. + sec. dep. Call (863)467-9250 or (863)634-5780. FOR RENT FURNISHED EFFICIENCY CABIN FO R 1 OR 2 PEOPLE INCLUDES WATER ELECTRIC CABLE AND GARBAGE PICK-UP, NO PETS. MUST HAVE REFERENCES, RENT $600/MO. AND $300 SECURITY CALL 863-697-6412 Furnished Ef ciency In quiet neighborhood. Short term only. 3 night minimum. Call (863)623-4413 NW OKEE: 2 BR 1.5 BA, 2 BR, 1 BA. $700. 1st, last & $500 security. Shown only 11am-6pm 561-346-1642. OKEECHOBEE 1/1, New oor covering, clean, furnished, cable, Wi-Fi, elec, satellite W/D included, fenced yard, small pet okay. $600/mo plus sec (863)467-1950 OKEECHOBEE: 1/ 1 Bath-Large Apt. unit. Fully updated. Mexican Clay tile oors. Lots of natural light windows. First class ranch setting Located 12 minutes East from Okeechobee town center. NO PETS. $595.00 All utilities included, trash, pest control and lawn service. Call M-F 863.467.9800 Shop here first! The classified ads 9 Okeechobee News October 1, 2014

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e best protection, is early detection. Women in Okeechobee have access to the latest Digital Mammography technology, without leaving our community.*Accredited by the American College of Radiology We utilize iCAD, a computer aided detection technology for accurate detection of elusive early stage cancers.Schedule your mammogram today. Call 1-877-331-7027 or preregister on our website: RaulersonHosptial.com1796 Highway 441 N € Okeechobee, FL 34972 € 863-763-2151 24 Hour Emergency Service 10 Breast Cancer Awareness special section ~ Okeechobee News October 1, 2014 Supplement to the October 1 The Okeechobee County Commission v oted at their Sept. 25 meeting to of“ cially recognize October as Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Okeechobee County Commission Chairman Frank Irby made the following proclamation: Whereas, breast cancer claims the life of almost 40,000 women a year; and, Whereas, October 2014 is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month; and, Whereas, National Breast Cancer A wareness Month is a platform for educating women about the importance of early detection of breast cancer through mammography and other methods; and, Whereas, detection of breast cancer at an early stage greatly improves the chances for successful treatment and survival; and, Whereas, breast cancer death rates are declining probably due to improved detection and treatment; and, Whereas, detection and treatment of breast cancer have improved thanks to research such as that being done by the American Cancer society, Now, therefore, I, Frank Irby, chairman of the Okeechobee Board of County Commissioners, hereby issue this proclamation designating October 2014 as Breast Cancer A wareness Month and urge all citizens to get the facts about mammography and do commend this observance to our citizens, cancer researchers and health care providers and agencies throughout Okeechobee, Florida.Ž October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month Okeechobee NewsAt their Sept. 25 meeting the Okeechobee County Board of County Commissioners declared October 2014 as Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Left to right are J.D. Mixon of For Okeechobee, Sharon Wallace and Commission Chairman Frank Irby.

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Crossroads Restaurant5050 NE 128th Ave Okeechobee(Corner of 70E & 128th Ave) Hours:Mon Sat: 5:30am 2:30pm • Sun: 7am 2:30pm863.763.8333Owners: David & Carolyn Douglas In Business Since April 19, 1961Country Style Dining Gayle MolyneauxIndependent Beauty Consultant www.marykay.com/gaylemolyneaux 561.801.1336The most advanced Reduce Restore the appearance Recapture youthful volume. advanced only through me.NEW TimeWise Repair™ 2014 Womens Health LuncheonPresented byRaulerson Hospital € October 8th, 2014Indian River State College Williamson Conference Center (Okeechobee Campus) 2229 N.W. 9th Ave., Okeechobee, FL 34972 Lunch: 11:30 a.m. Presentations: Noon … 1:00 p.m.The lunch and the lecture are complimentary. Invite your sister, your mom and your friends. Space is limited, RSVP today: 763-92281796 Hwy 441 North ~ Okeechobee, FL 34972 ~ RaulersonHospital.com CONSULT-A-NURSE ~ For a Free Physician Referral & Health Care Questions call 763-9228 1 1 Breast Cancer Awareness special section ~ Okeechobee News October 1, 2014Do you know the risk factors for breast cancer?From the American Cancer SocietyA risk factor is anything that affects your chance of getting a disease, such as cancer. Different cancers have different risk factors. For example, exposing skin to strong sunlight is a risk factor for skin cancer. Smoking is a risk factor for cancers of the lung, mouth, larynx (voice box), bladder, kidney, and several other organs. But risk factors dont tell us everything. Having a risk factor, or even several, does not mean that you will get the disease. Most women who have one or more breast cancer risk factors never develop the disease, while many w omen with breast cancer have no apparent risk factors (other than being a woman and growing older). Even when a w oman with risk factors develops breast cancer, it is hard to know just how much these factors might have contributed. Some risk factors, like a persons age or race, cant be changed. Others are linked to cancer-causing factors in the environment. Still others are related to personal behaviors, such as smoking, drinking and diet. Some factors in” uence risk more than others, and y our risk for breast cancer can change over time, due to factors such as aging or lifestyle.Risk factors you cannot change€ Gender: Simply being a woman is the main risk factor for developing breast cancer. Men can develop breast cancer, but this disease is about 100 times more common among w omen than men. This is probably because men have less of the female hormones estrogen and progesterone, which can promote breast cancer cell growth. € Aging: Your risk of developing breast cancer increases as you get older. About 1 out of 8 invasive breast cancers are found in women y ounger than 45, while about 2 of 3 invasive breast cancers are found in women age 55 or older.Genetic risk factors€ BRCA1 and BRCA2: About 5 percent to 10 percent of breast cancer cases are thought to be hereditary, meaning that they result directly from gene defects (called mutations) inherited from a parent. The most common cause of hereditary breast cancer is an inherited mutation in the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes. In normal cells, these genes help prevent cancer by making proteins that keep the cells from growing abnormally. If you have inherited a mutated copy of either gene from a parent, you have a high risk of developing breast cancer during y our lifetime. € ATM: The ATM gene normally helps repair damaged DNA. Inheriting 2 abnormal copies of this gene causes the disease ataxiatelangiectasia. Inheriting 1 mutated copy of this gene has been linked to a high rate of breast cancer in some families. € TP53: The TP53 gene gives instructions for making a protein called p53 that helps stop the growth of abnormal cells. Inherited mutations of this gene cause Li-Fraumeni syndrome (named after the 2 researchers who “ rst described it). People with this syndrome have an increased risk of developing breast cancer, as well as several other cancers such as leukemia, brain tumors, and sarcomas (cancer of bones or connective tissue). This is a rare cause of breast cancer. € CHEK2: The Li-Fraumeni syndrome can also be caused by inherited mutations in the CHEK2 gene. Even when it does not cause this syndrome, it can increase breast cancer risk about twofold when it is mutated. € PTEN: The PTEN gene normally helps regulate cell growth. Inherited mutations in this gene can cause Cowden syndrome, a rare disorder in which people are at increased risk for both benign and malignant breast tumors, as well as growths in the digestive tract, thyroid, uterus, and ovaries. Defects in this gene can also cause a different syndrome called Bannayan-Riley-Ruvalcaba syndrome that is not thought to be linked to breast cancer risk. € CDH1: Inherited mutations in this gene cause hereditary diffuse gastric cancer, a syndrome in which people develop a rare type of stomach cancer at an early age. Women with mutations in this gene also have an increased risk of invasive lobular breast cancer. € STK11: Defects in this gene can lead to Peutz-Jeghers syndrome. People with this disorder develop pigmented spots on their lips and in their mouths, polyps in the urinary and gastrointestinal tracts, and have an increased risk of many types of cancer, including breast cancer. Genetic tests can be done to look for mutations in the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes (or some other genes linked to breast cancer risk). Although testing may be helpful in some situations, the pros and cons need to be considered carefully. Family history of breast cancerBreast cancer risk is higher among women whose close blood relatives have this disease. Having one “ rst-degree relative (mother, sister, or daughter) with breast cancer approximately doubles a womans risk. Having two “ rst-degree relatives increases her risk about three-fold. The exact risk is not known, but women with a family history of breast cancer in a father or brother also have an increased risk of breast cancer. Altogether, less than 15 percent of women with breast cancer have a family member with this disease. This means that most (over 85 percent) women who get breast cancer do not have a family history of this disease.Personal historyA woman with cancer in one breast has a 3to 4-fold increased risk of developing a new cancer in the other breast or in another part of the same breast. This is different from a recurrence (return) of the “ rst cancer. See Risk Factors„ Page 12

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Will bene“ t Heroes for Hope of Okeechobee 50% of CancerNotary Service available tonischicboutique@comcast.netIf you havent been by, youre missing a treat atOPEN: Monday Thursday 10am 6pm Friday 10am 7pm Saturday 9am 3pm Toni Bennett Doyle ~ Owner Our Unique Gifts & New Fashions areProudly Made in the USA! Jewelry SalesNew and Vintage Jewelry, Hair Accessories, Designer Fashions & More Gift Certi“ cates Available 12 13 Breast Cancer Awareness special section ~ Okeechobee News October 1, 2014 October 1, 2014 Board Certied, Orthopaedic Surgeon We are proud to provide complete orthopedic care for adults and children, right here in Okeechobee. € Total hip and knee replacements € Arthroscopic surgery € And more 1924 Hwy 441 North € Okeechobee, FL 34972 € 357-0540 Benjamin Epstein, DO Nobody Does It Better!Serving All Your Real Estate NeedsMarianne Windridge 772.708.5592 National Mammography Day is October 17 Early Detection is Key!Race and ethnicityOverall, white women are slightly more likely to develop breast cancer than are African-American women, but AfricanAmerican women are more likely to die of this cancer. However, in women under 45 years of age, breast cancer is more common in AfricanAmerican women. Asian, Hispanic, and Native-American women have a lower risk of developing and dying from breast cancer.Dense breast tissueBreasts are made up of fatty tissue, “ brous tissue, and glandular tissue. Someone is said to have dense breast tissue (as seen on a mammogram) when they have more glandular and “ brous tissue and less fatty tissue. Women with dense breasts have a higher risk of breast cancer than women with less dense breasts. Unfortunately, dense breast tissue can also make mammograms less accurate. A number of factors can affect breast density, such as age, menopausal status, the use of drugs (such as menopausal hormone therapy), pregnancy, and genetics.Menstrual periodsWomen who have had more menstrual cycles because they started menstruating early (before age 12) and/or went through menopause later (after age 55) have a slightly higher risk of breast cancer. The increase in risk may be due to a longer lifetime exposure to the hormones estrogen and progesterone.Previous chest radiationWomen who, as children or young adults, had radiation therapy to the chest area as treatment for another cancer (such as Hodgkin disease or non-Hodgkin lymphoma) have a signi“ cantly increased risk for breast cancer. This varies with the patients age when they had radiation. If chemotherapy was also given, it may have stopped ovarian hormone production for some time, lowering the risk. The risk of developing breast cancer from chest radiation is highest if the radiation was given during adolescence, when the breasts were still developing. Radiation treatment after age 40 does not seem to increase breast cancer risk.Diethylstilbestrol exposureFrom the 1940s through the 1960s some pregnant women were given the drug diethylstilbestrol (DES) because it was thought to lower their chances of miscarriage. These women have a slightly increased risk of developing breast cancer. Women whose mothers took DES during pregnancy may also have a slightly higher risk of breast cancer. For more information on DES, see our document, DES Exposure: Questions and Answers.Lifestyle-related factors€ Having children: Women who have had no children or who had their “ rst child after age 30 have a slightly higher breast cancer risk. Having many pregnancies and becoming pregnant at a young age reduces breast cancer risk. Pregnancy reduces a womans total number of lifetime menstrual cycles, which may be the reason for this effect.Birth control€ Oral contraceptives: Studies have found that women using oral contraceptives (birth control pills) have a slightly greater risk of breast cancer than women who have never used them. This risk seems to go back to normal over time once the pills are stopped. Women who stopped using oral contraceptives more than 10 years ago do not appear to have any increased breast cancer risk. When thinking about using oral contraceptives, women should discuss their other risk factors for breast cancer with their health care team. Hormone therapy after menopauseHormone therapy with estrogen (often combined with progesterone) has been used for many years to help relieve symptoms of menopause and to help prevent osteoporosis (thinning of the bones). This treatment goes by many names, such as post-menopausal hormone therapy (PHT), hormone replacement therapy (HRT), and menopausal hormone therapy (MHT). There are two main types of hormone therapy. For women who still have a uterus (womb), doctors generally prescribe both estrogen and progesterone (known as combined hormone therapy or HT). Progesterone is needed because estrogen alone can increase the risk of cancer of the uterus. For women who no longer have a uterus (those whove had a hysterectomy), estrogen alone can be prescribed. This is commonly known as estrogen replacement therapy (ERT) or just estrogen therapy (ET). Using combined hormone therapy after menopause increases the risk of getting breast cancer. It may also increase the chances of dying from breast cancer. This increase in risk can be seen with as little as two years of use. Combined HT also increases the likelihood that the cancer may be found at a more advanced stage. The increased risk from combined hormone therapy appears to apply only to current and recent users. A womans breast cancer risk seems to return to that of the general population within 5 years of stopping combined treatment. The use of estrogen alone after menopause does not appear to increase the risk of developing breast cancer. Women taking estrogen seem to have more problems with strokes and other blood clots, though. Also, when used long term (for more than 10 years), ET has been found to increase the risk of ovarian cancer in some studies. The decision to use hormone therapy after menopause should be made by a woman and her doctor after weighing the possible risks and bene“ ts, based on the severity of her menopausal symptoms and the womans other risk factors for heart disease, breast cancer, and osteoporosis. If a woman and her doctor decide to try hormones for symptoms of menopause, it is usually best to use it at the lowest dose needed to control symptoms and for as short a time as possible.BreastfeedingSome studies suggest that breastfeeding may slightly lower breast cancer risk, especially if it is continued for 1 to 2 years.Drinking alcoholThe use of alcohol is clearly linked to an increased risk of developing breast cancer. The risk increases with the amount of alcohol consumed. Compared with non-drinkers, women who consume one alcoholic drink a day have a very small increase in risk. Those who have two to “ ve drinks daily have about 1 times the risk of women who dont drink alcohol. Excessive alcohol consumption is also known to increase the risk of developing several other types of cancer.Being overweight or obeseBeing overweight or obese after menopause increases breast cancer risk. Before menopause your ovaries produce most of your estrogen, and fat tissue produces a small amount of estrogen. After menopause (when the ovaries stop making estrogen), most of a womans estrogen comes from fat tissue. Having more fat tissue after menopause can increase your chance of getting breast cancer by raising estrogen levels. Also, women who are overweight tend to have higher blood insulin levels. Higher insulin levels have also been linked to some cancers, including breast cancer. RISK FACTORSContinued From Page 11

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PUMPKIN PATCH Saturday, October 11th € Anytime from 3 … 5 P.M. Raulerson Hospital CafeteriaKids can choose a free miniature pumpkin to decorate and take home. € Kids can come dressed in their Halloween costumes € Decorate a miniature pumpkin € Music, fun, games and moreJoin us for a family fun event to kick-o the fall season. pkin to decorate and take ho kin ecor and e ho pk p p t o n n ho Kid Kid d Kid Kid K pump p pum p p p p orate a miniature pum orat e mi nia e pum iature pu at e pum min m n aminiatur a pum p p pum p p p p 1796 Highway 441N, Okeechobee, FL 34972 € 863-763-2151 € RaulersonHospital.com Its Free! Register today: 763-9228 An important message from a breast cancer survivor I want to remind all women of the importance of getting their yearly exams. Last year when I posed for a photo with Girl Scouts Troop 60011 after they helped tie pink ribbons around the oak trees in Flagler Park, I realized that with todays statistics, two of these young girls will have to battle breast cancer in their lifetime. I hope that makes a profound impact on everybody reading this. Early detection is our best weapon in this “ght. Dont let anything stop you from ensuring you have the best chance of beating breast cancer. Lets “nd the cure for breast cancer and beyond. Always, Sharon Wallace 14 Breast Cancer Awareness special section ~ Okeechobee News October 1, 2014 Dr. Bradeld has more than 30 years of experience in womens healthcare.  .1713 Hwy 441 North € Suite F € Okeechobee, FL 34972 763-8000 € RaulersonGYN.comBoard Certied Gynecology By Sharie TurgeonExecutive Director Okeechobee Main Street Each year the Florida Main Street program is awarded by the Secretary of State a special recognition celebrating Main Street programs throughout the state. Okeechobee Main Street is lucky enough to have been awarded a number of accolades throughout the years. The nominations are submitted by Okeechobee Main Street to recognize events, signs/displays and community improvements that re” ect the pride of Okeechobee residents, businesses and property owners. A Merit Award for Operation Pink Fire Hydrant was presented to Okeechobee Main Street at the Florida Main Street conferences in Stuart, Fla. When Okeechobee resident Sharon Wallace beat breast cancer, she realized how fortunate she was to have had her cancer detected early; early enough to save her life. After “ ghting the battle and winning Sharon decided if she could help just one person it would be worth it. Mrs. Wallace became the voice of Breast Cancer prevention and a living testament to the success of early detection. As with most survivors their stories seldom end with the end of their treatment, they survive to tell others. This is just what Mrs. Wallace did in our community. National Breast Cancer Awareness month, which begins Oct. 1, was the opportunity she had been searching for. Mrs. Wallace presented Operation Pin k Operation Pink Fire Hydrant recognized with state award This year, Sharon Wallace helped take Operation Pink Fire Hydrant to Sebrings Historic Downtown Circle.See hydrants „ Page15

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Carlos Alejo, MD Board Certied, General Surgeon € General Surgery € Endoscopy € Minimally Invasive Surgery 1924 Hwy 441 North (co-located with Orthopaedic Specialists at Raulerson) Okeechobee, FL 34972 € 357-0540 Hablamos Espaol 15 Breast Cancer Awareness special section ~ Okeechobee News October 1, 2014 302 NW 5th St • Okeechobee, FL 34972Phone: 863.467.5900 • Fax: 863.467.5903 • Bookkeeping • • • • LLC Facts About Breast Cancer€ Each year in the United States, more than 200,000 women get breast cancer and more than 40,000 women die from the disease. € Studies show that women with disabilities are less likely than women without disabilities to have received a mammogram during the past two years. € Men also get breast cancer, but it is not very common. Each year in the United States, about 2,000 men get breast cancer and about 400 men die from the disease. € Most breast cancers are found in women who are 50 years old or older, but breast cancer also affects younger women. About 11 percent of all new cases of breast cancer in the United States are found in women younger than 45 years of age.. € Black women have the highest breast cancer death rates of all racial and ethnic groups, and are 40 percent more likely to die of breast cancer than white women. SOURCE: Center for Disease Control Fire HydrantŽ to the Board of Directors of the Okeechobee Utility Authority (OUA). This initiative started with the painting of “ re hydrants in Okeechobee an eye-catching, vibrant pink. The Okeechobee Utility Authoritys Board of Directors supported this movement unanimously and with enthusiasm. Before long pin k “ re hydrants sprouted up throughout the community. Mrs. Wallaces movement took on a life of its own. Home Depot donated supplies. Cub Scout Troop 964 and citizens painted the caps a darker pink and then the rest of the community began donating time and mone y to fund the mission of Breast Cancer Awareness and practices. This project was endorsed by our city and county dignitaries as well as several local businesses, the “ re department, non-pro“ t organizations, Okeechobee High School, Okeechobee Chamber of Commerce and Okeechobee Main Street. Support your Main Street and communit y partners. We can all become leaders and take the initiative to make our town like no other. HydrantsContinued From Page 14Celebrating the state award for Operation Pink Fire Hydrant are Sharon Johnson, Mark Bragel, Sharie Turgeon, Maureen Burroughs, Sharon Wallace, Angie Grif“ n, Terry Burroughs, Kaylee Davis and John Gurney.

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CALL MARVIN 1-904-282-3297 Sport Utility1997 CHEVY BLAZER HIGH MILES BUT RUNS GOOD ASKING $1,600.00 CALL FOR MORE INFO 812-865-0523 2007 Lexus RX350 Fully Loaded, Light Blue, leather interior, navigator, good tires, 1 owner, serviced by Lexus. $9,900.00 863-763-3769 or 770-241-4015 Utility Trailers2013 FLATBED TRAILER 20’ $2,000 CALL 863-467-8793 Public NoticeREADVERTISEMENT OKEECHOBEE COUNTY REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS #2014-16 AFFORDABLE RENTAL HOUSING OWNERSHIP & MANAGEMENT Okeechobee County has acquired and rehabilitated 4 single family residences through an NSP3 grant, for disposition as affordable rental housing for low to middle income households. The Okeechobee County Board of County Commissioners hereby requests proposals from quali ed entities to acquire and manage the rental properties. The affordability period is 15 years for 3 properties, and 20 years for the single new residence. Proposals must be received at the Okeechobee County Administrator’s Ofce, Room 123 Historic Courthouse, 304 N. W. 2nd Street, Okeechobee, FL 34972, by 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday, October 15, 2014. For additional information and instructions, call Deborah Belcher of Roumelis Planning and Development Services, Inc., NSP3 Administrator for Okeechobee County, at 850-893-0694, e-mail debroumelis@earthlink.net. 467522 ON 10/1/2014 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 472014CA000239 SEACOAST NATIONAL BANK, Plaintiff, vs. JESSIE J. FERRELL, et al., Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated September 4, 2014, entered in Case No. 14-CA-239 in the Circuit Court of the 19th Judicial Circuit in and for Okeechobee County, Florida wherein Seacoast National Bank is Plaintiff, and Jessie J. Ferrell, The Unknown Spouse of Jessie J. Ferrell and Castle Credit Corporation, are the Defendants. I 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, FL 34972 at 11:00 am on the 29th day of October, 2014, the following described property Okeechobee County, Florida: LOT 43, TAYLOR CREEK ISLES, UNIT 1, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 5, Pages 54 and 55, Public Records of Okeechobee County, Florida. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must le a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated this 9th day of September, 2014. SHARON ROBERTSON CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT BY: Sandra L. Creech DEPUTY CLERK 467288 ON 10/1,8/2014 Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY CIVIL DIVISION Case No: 47-2013-CA-000365-CAAX-MX FEDERAL NATIONAL MORTGAGE ASSOCIATION Plaintiff, VS. BETTY J. KINSEY, et al. Defendant(s), NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to a Final Summary Judgment of Foreclosure entered in the above-styled case, I will sell the property located in OKEECHOBEE County, Florida, described as: LOT 49, BLOCK 6, KING’S BAY, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 5, PAGES 91 THROUGH 94, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA.at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash, in the JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM OF THE OKEECHOBEE COUNTY JUDICIAL CENTER, 312 NW 3RD STREET, 2ND FLOOR, OKEECHOBEE, FL 34972, beginning at 11:00 A.M. on the 29th day of October, 2014. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens, must le a claim within 60 days after the sale. Witness, my hand and seal of this court on the 9th day of September, 2014. SHARON ROBERTSON CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk Law Of ces of Daniel C. Consuegra 9204 King Palm Drive, Tampa, FL 33619-1328 Attorneys for Plaintiff 467291 ON 10/1,8/2014 Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 472014CA000238 SEACOAST NATIONAL BANK, Plaintiff, VS. MISTI MCCLANAHAN F/K/A MISTI M. NICKOLS, et al., Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated September 4, 2014, entered in Case No. 14-CA-238 in the Circuit Court of the 19th Judicial Circuit in and for Okeechobee County, Florida wherein Seacoast National Bank is Plaintiff, and Misti McClanahan f/k/a Misti M. Nickols and Lemuel J. McClanahan, are the Defendants. I 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, FL 34972 at 11:00 am on the 29th day of October, 2014, the following described property Okeechobee County, Florida: The West 1/2 of the West 1/2 of the North 1/2 of the South 1/2 of Tract 15, lying and being in Section 33, Township 34 South, Range 33 East, according to the Plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 4, Pages 3A-D inclusive, of the Public Records of Okeechobee County, Florida. Together with a 2008 Merit LC0027 Mobile Home ID#’s FL261-00P-H-B30044A & B. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must le a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated this 9th day of September, 2014. SHARON ROBERTSON CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT BY: Sandra L. Creech DEPUTY CLERK 467290 ON 10/1,8/2014 IN THE CIRCUIT CIVIL COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY CIVIL DIVISION Case No. 47-2013-CA-000131 CENLAR FSB Plaintiff, VS. MANUEL ARTURO RAMIREZ A/K/A MANUEL RAMIREZ TIFFANIE M. RAMIREZ A/K/A TIFFANIE MARIE RAMIREZ BANK OF AMERICA N.A,. BLUE HERON GOLF AND COUNTRY CLUB HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC., 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 September 5, 2014, in the Circuit Court of Okeechobee County, Florida, I will sell the property situated in Okeechobee County, Florida described as: LOT 231, BLUE HERON GULF AND COUNTY CLUB, PHASE 4A, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 6, PAGE 68, PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. and commonly known as: 916 SE 15TH ST, 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 29, 2014 at 11am. 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 9th day of September, 2014. SHARON ROBERTSON Clerk of the Circuit Court BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk 467300 ON 10/1,8/2014 Public Notice Public NoticeIN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. PROBATE DIVISION CASE NO. 2014-CP159 In re: Estate of ROBERT L. WISSLER, a/k/a ROBERT LOUIS WISSLER, Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS (ancillary administration) The ancillary administration of the estate of ROBERT L. WISSLER, a/k/a ROBERT LOUIS WISSLER, deceased, date of death May 20, 2014, is pending in the Circuit Court for Okeechobee County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 312 N.W. 3rd Street, Suite 101, Okeechobee, Florida 34972. The names and addresses of the ancillary personal representative and the personal representative’s attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent’s estate on whom a copy of this notice is served within three months after the date of the rst publication of this notice must le their claims with this Court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and persons having claims or demands against the estate of the decedent must le their claims with this Court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN THE FLORIDA STATUTES WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. N OTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT’S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The rst publication date of this notice is: October 1,2014. Ancillary Personal Representative: Jeffrey L. Wissler 901 Boyce Road Kent, Ohio 44240 Attorney for Ancillary Personal Representative: CONELY & CONELY, P.A. Post Of ce Box 1367 Okeechobee, Florida 34973-1367 (863)763-3825 Primary E-Mail Address: tconely@conelyandeonely.com Secondary 1 E-Mail Address: blanier@conelyandconely.com Secondary 2 E-Mail Address: service@conelyandconely.com By: Tom Conely, III Florida Bar #096482 467435 ON 10/1,8/2014 16 Okeechobee News October 1, 2014 Contact a sales representative today 863.763.3134 | GO@newszap.com Whether you enjoy shooting skeet, target shooting, hunting or archery, there are plenty of opportunities in the Big Lake area.Deadline for advertising: Monday, October 27 at noonNovember GO theme: Shooting sports popular in the Big Lake area. Sign guestbooks at http://www.legacy.com

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Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION CASE NO.: 472013CA000197CAAXMX HSBC BANK USA, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION AS TRUSTEE FOR NOMURA ASSET ACCEPTANCE CORPORATION, ALTERNATIVE LOAN TRUST 2005-WF1; Plaintiff, VS. TIMOTHY J. SAMPSON; RUTH SAMPSON; 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; OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA; UNKNOWN TENANT #1 IN POSSESSION OF THE PROPERTY; UNKNOWN TENANT #2 IN POSSESSION OF THE PROPERTY; Defendants NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS GIVEN that, in accordance with the Default Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated September 5, 2014, in the above-styled cause, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash on October 29, 2014 at 11:00 AM and are held on the 2nd oor Jury Assembly Room, Okeechobee County Judicial Center, located at 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida (863-763-2131), in accordance with Chapter 45 Florida Statutes, the following described property: LOT 3, BLOCK 55, BASSWOOD UNIT 5, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 51, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. Property Address: 3101 NORTHWEST 36TH AVENUE, OKEECHOBEE, FLORIDA 34972, Okeechobee ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. WITNESS my hand and the seal of this court on September 9, 2014. SHARON ROBERTSON CLERK OF COURT BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk of Court 467289 ON 10/1,8/2014 PUBLIC NOTICE CONSIDERATION OF A PROPOSED SPECIAL EXCEPTION A QUASI-JUDICIAL PUBLIC HEARING will be held before the City of Okeechobee Board of Adjustment on Thurs, Oct 16, 2014, 6 PM or as soon thereafter as possible, at City Hall, 55 SE 3rd Ave, Rm 200, Okeechobee, FL. The agenda is available on the City website: cityofokeechobee.com, or contact the General Services Dept, pburnette@cityofokeechobee.com, 863.763.3372 x218. Under consideration is Special Exception Petition No. 14-008-SE, submitted by Donna Wildes d/b/a Beasts and Barbells, LLC, on behalf of property owner Courthouse Plaza Realty, LLC, to allow Personal Services within a Commercial Professional Of ce (CPO) Zoning District, Ref. Code Book Section 90-223(2). The proposed use is for a Health and Fitness Club, to be located at 210 NW 5th Street. Legal: Lots 7 to 10 of Block 92, City of Okeechobee, Plat Book 5, Page 5, Okeechobee County public records, and approximately 1.0 acres. All members of the public are encouraged to attend and participate in said Hearing. The entire petition may be inspected during regular business hours, Mon-Fri, 8am-4:30pm, except for holidays. This Board serves as the decision making body, regarding special exceptions and will function in a manner similar to a court, hearing testimony and questioning presenters who provide substantial and competent evidence. ANY PERSON DECIDING TO APPEAL any decision made by the Board with respect to any matter considered at this meeting will need to ensure a verbatim record of the proceeding is made and the record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal will be based. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), any person with a disability as dened by the ADA, that needs special accommodation to participate in this proceeding, contact the General Services Of ce no later than two business days prior to proceeding, 863-763-3372. BE ADVISED that should you intend to show any document, picture, video or items to the Board in support or opposition to any item on the agenda; a copy of the document, picture, video, or item must be provided to the Board Secretary for the City’s records. By: Brian Whitehall, Zoning Administrator, Petition No. 14-008-SE 467527 ON 10/1,8/2014 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 19TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA Case No.: 2013 CA 279 U.S. BANK N.A., AS TRUSTEE FOR THE REGISTERED HOLDERS OF MASTR ASSET BACKED SECURITIES TRUST, 2006 AM1, MORTGAGE PASS THROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2006 AM1 Plaintiff, vs. Shawn St. Pierre, Donna St. Pierre, Aames Funding Corporation DBA Aames Home Loan; Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated August 25, 2014, and entered in Case No. 2013 CA 279 of the Circuit Court of the 19th Judicial Circuit in and for Okeechobee County, Florida, wherein U.S. BANK N.A., AS TRUSTEE FOR THE REGISTERED HOLDERS OF MASTR ASSET BACKED SECURITIES TRUST, 2006 AM1, MORTGAGE PASS THROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2006 AM1, is the Plaintiff, and Shawn St. Pierre, Donna St. Pierre, Aames Funding Corporation DBA Aames Home Loan are Defendants, the Clerk of the Circuit Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in the Jury Assembly room, 2nd Floor, of the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, located at 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, FL 34972, at 11:00 o’clock A.M. on the 29th day of October, 2014, the following described property as set forth in said Summary Final Judgment, to wit: Lot 2, Block 38, Section 24, Township 37 South, Range 35 East, according to the Plat thereof, as recorded in the Plat Book 3, Page 15, of the Public Records of Okeechobee County, Florida. Street Address: 732 SouthEast 32nd Avenue, Okeechobee, FL 34974 and all xtures and personal property located therein or thereon, which are included as security in Plaintiffs mortgage. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus funds 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 at Okeechobee, Okeechobee County, Florida, this 9th day of September, 2014. Sharon Robertson Clerk of said Circuit Court BY: Sandra L. Creech As Deputy Clerk Clar eld, Okon, Salomone, & Pincus, P.L. Attorney for Plaintiff 500 S. Australian Avenue, Suite 730 West Palm Beach, FL 33406 (561) 713-1400 467302 ON 10/1,8/2014 The classifieds are the most successful salesperson in town. Public Notice Get a quick response to any item you may be selling with a classified ad. Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 19TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 472013CA000272CAAXMX TD BANK, N.A., as assignee of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation as Receiver for Riverside National Bank of Florida, Plaintiff, VS. AMERICAN EAGLE SITE DEVELOPMENT, INC., a Florida corporation; RIVER OAK GROVE HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC., a Florida not for pro t corporation; RIVER OAK ACRES HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC., a Florida not for pro t corporation, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 19TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION NO. 472013CA000272CAAXMX NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to the provisions governing the sale of “Mortgaged Property #3” contained in the Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated September 4, 2014 and entered in Case No. 472013CA000272CAAXMX of the Circuit Court of the 19th Judicial Circuit, in and for Okeechobee County, Florida, wherein TD BANK, N.A., is the Plaintiff and AMERICAN EAGLE SITE DEVELOPMENT, INC., RIVER OAK GROVE HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC. and RIVER OAK ACRES HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC., are the Defendants, the Clerk will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in the Jury Assembly Room, second oor of the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 312 North West 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 34972 beginning at 11:00 A.M. on the 29th day of October, 2014 the following described real property located in Okeechobee County, Florida, as more particularly set forth in the Final Judgment of Foreclosure: Lot 98 River Oak Acres, Unit No. II according to the map or plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 5, Page 59, 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 Lis Pendens must le a claim within 60 days after the sale. DATED: SEPTEMBER 9 2014. SHARON ROBERTSON CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk Jones, Foster, Johnston & Stubbs, P.A. Attorneys for Plaintiff 505 South Flagler Drive, Suite 1100 (33401) P.O. Box 3475 West Palm Beach, FL 33402-3475 Telephone: (561) 650-0492 Facsimile: (561) 650-5300 Email: atomlinson@jonesfoster.com 467326 ON 10/1,8/2014 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 19TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 472013CA000272CAAXMX TD BANK, N.A., as assignee of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation as Receiver for Riverside National Bank of Florida, Plaintiff, VS. AMERICAN EAGLE SITE DEVELOPMENT, INC., a Florida corporation; RIVER OAK GROVE HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC., a Florida not for pro t corporation; RIVER OAK ACRES HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC., a Florida not for pro t corporation, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 19TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION NO. 472013CA000272CAAXMX NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to the provisions governing the sale of “Mortgaged Property #2 ” contained in the Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated September 4, 2014 and entered in Case No. 472013CA000272CAAXMX of the Circuit Court of the 19th Judicial Circuit, in and for Okeechobee County, Florida, wherein TD BANK, N.A., is the Plaintiff and AMERICAN EAGLE SITE DEVELOPMENT, INC., RIVER OAK GROVE HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC. and RIVER OAK ACRES HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC., are the Defendants, the Clerk will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in the Jury Assembly Room, second oor, in the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 312 North West 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 34972 beginning at 11:00 A.M on the 29th day of October, 2014 the following described real property located in Okeechobee County, Florida, as more particularly set forth in the Final Judgment of Foreclosure: Lot 1, River Oak Grove, according to the map or plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 7, Page 32, 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 Lis Pendens must le a claim within 60 days after the sale. DATED: SEPTEMBER 9, 2014. SHARON ROBERTSON CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk Jones, Foster, Johnston & Stubbs, P.A. Attorneys for Plaintiff 505 South Flagler Drive, Suite 1100 (33401) P.O. Box 3475 West Palm Beach, FL 33402-3475 Telephone: (561) 650-0492 Facsimile: (561) 650-5300 Email: atomlinson@jonesfoster.com 467325 ON 10/1,8/2014 Public Notice Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 19TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 472013CA000272CAAXMX TD BANK, N.A., as assignee of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation as Receiver for Riverside National Bank of Florida, Plaintiff, VS. AMERICAN EAGLE SITE DEVELOPMENT, INC., a Florida corporation; RIVER OAK GROVE HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC., a Florida not for pro t corporation; RIVER OAK ACRES HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC., a Florida not for pro t corporation, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 19TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION NO. 472013CA000272CAAXMX NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to the provisions governing the sale of “Mortgaged Property #1” contained in the Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated September 4, 2014 and entered in Case No. 472013CA000272CAAXMX of the Circuit Court of the 19th Judicial Circuit, in and for Okeechobee County, Florida, wherein TD BANK, N.A., is the Plaintiff and AMERICAN EAGLE SITE DEVELOPMENT, INC., RIVER OAK GROVE HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC. and RIVER OAK ACRES HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC., are the Defendants, the Clerk will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in the Jury Assembly Room, second oor of the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 312 North West 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 34972 beginning at 11:00 A.M on the 29th day of October, 2014 the following described real property located in Okeechobee County, Florida, as more particularly set forth in the Final Judgment of Foreclosure: Lot 2, River Oak Grove, according to the map or plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 7, Page 32, 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 Lis Pendens must le a claim within 60 days after the sale. DATED: SEPTEMBER 9, 2014. SHARON ROBERTSON CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT By: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk Jones, Foster, Johnston & Stubbs, P.A. Attorneys for Plaintiff 505 South Flagler Drive, Suite 1100 (33401) P.O. Box 3475 West Palm Beach, FL 33402-3475 Telephone: (561) 650-0492 Facsimile: (561) 650-5300 Email: atomlinson@jonesfoster.com 467324 ON 10/1,8/2014 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 47-2013-CA-000097 ONEWEST BANK, FSB, Plaintiff, VS. CLEO M JOHNSON, et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN Pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated September 5, 2014, and entered in Case No. 47-2013-CA-000097 of the Circuit Court of the Nineteenth Judicial Circuit in and for Okeechobee County, Florida in which Onewest Bank, FSB, is the Plaintiff and Cleo M. Johnson A/K/A Cleo M. Pergola, Current Tenant(S), United States of America, Acting on Behalf of the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, 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 29th day of OCTOBER, 2014, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment of Foreclosure: THE EAST 104.35 FEET OF THE S 1/2 OF LOT 7, BLOCK 8, DIXIE RANCH ACRES, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 35, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA A/K/A 7549 NW 95TH COURT, 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 9th day of September, 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 14-143517 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. 467330 ON 10/1,8/2014 Public Notice Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 19TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 472013CA000273CAAXMX TD BANK, N.A., as assignee of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation as Receiver for Riverside National Bank of Florida, Plaintiff, VS. AMERICAN ASPHALT PAVING SERVICES, INC., a Florida administratively dissolved corporation; JAMES SWEAT, JR.; KELLY TRACTOR CO, a Florida corporation; and, RJ BUILDERS & RENOVATORS, INC., a Florida administratively dissolved corporation, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 19TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION NO. 472013CA000273CAAXMX NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to the provisions of the Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated September 4, 2014 and entered in Case No. 472013CA000273CAAXMX of the Circuit Court of the 19th Judicial Circuit, in and for Okeechobee County, Florida, wherein TD BANK, N.A., is the Plaintiff and AMERICAN ASPHALT PAVING SERVICES, INC., JAMES SWEAT, JR., KELLY TRACTOR CO., and RJ BUILDERS & RENOVATORS, INC., are the Defendants, the Clerk will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in the Jury Assembly Room, second oor of the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 312 North West 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 34972 beginning at 11:00 A.M. on the 29th day of October, 2014 the following described real property located in Okeechobee County, Florida, as more particularly set forth in the Final Judgment of Foreclosure: Lots 2 through 11, inclusive, Block 2, Tropical Gardens, according to the map or plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 6, Public Records of Okeechobee County, Florida. Together with all of vacated alley in Block 2 of Tropical Gardens, according to the map or plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 6, Public Records of Okeechobee County, Florida, as vacated in Resolution No. 99-44 recorded in O.R. Book 429, Page 126, 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 Lis Pendens must le a claim within 60 days after the sale. DATED: September 9, 2014. SHARON ROBERTSON CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk Jones, Foster, Johnston & Stubbs, P.A. Attorneys for Plaintiff 505 South Flagler Drive, Suite 1100 (33401) P.O. Box 3475 West Palm Beach, FL 33402-3475 Telephone: (561) 650-0492 Facsimile: (561) 650-5300 Email: atomlinson@jonesfoster.com 467323 ON 10/1,8/2014 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 2013CA000004 OCWEN LOAN SERVICING, LLC, Plaintiff, VS. CHARLES M. FORD, JR.; SARA FORD; et al., Defendant(s). NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that sale will be made pursuant to an Order or Final Judgment. Final Judgment was awarded on the 5th day of September, 2014 in Civil Case No. 2013CA000004, of the Circuit Court of the NINETEENTH Judicial Circuit in and for OKEECHOBEE County, Florida, wherein, OCWEN LOAN SERVICING, LLC is the Plaintiff, and CHARLES M. FORD, JR.; SARA FORD; are Defendants. The clerk of the court Sharon Robertson will sell to the highest bidder for cash At the Okeechobee County Judicial Center located at 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 34972 in the Jury Assembly Room on the 2nd oor, beginning at 11:00 AM on the 29th day of October, 2014, the following described real property as set forth in said Final Summary Judgment, to wit: COMMENCE AT THE SOUTHEAST CORNER OF SECTION 30, TOWNSHIP 35 SOUTH, RANGE 35 EAST, THENCE RUN N 0 DEGREES 50 MINUTES 49 SECONDS W A DISTANCE OF 192.27 FEET TO THE NORTHERLY RIGHT OF WAY LINE OF STATE ROAD S-68, THENCE CONTINUE N 0 DEGREES 50 MINUTES 49 SECONDS W A DISTANCE OF 2,635.13 FEET, THENCE RUN S 89 DEGREES 09 MINUTES 11 SECONDS W A DISTANCE OF 824 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING, THENCE CONTINUE S 89 DEGREES 09 MINUTES 11 SECONDS W A DISTANCE OF 165 FEET, THENCE RUN N 0 DEGREES 50 MINUTES 49 SECONDS W A DISTANCE OF 615 FEET, THENCE RUN N 89 DEGREES 09 MINUTES 11 SECONDS E A DISTANCE OF 165 FEET, THENCE RUN S 0 DEGREES 50 MINUTES 49 SECONDS E A DISTANCE OF 615 FEET TO POINT OF BEGINNING. LYING IN AND COMPRISING A PART OF SECTION 30, TOWNSHIP 35 SOUTH, RANGE 35 EAST, AND ALSO DESCRIBED AS THE W 1/2 OF LOT 14, UNRECORDED PLAT OF ROBERT B. EDWARDS SUBDIVISION. SAID LANDS LYING IN AND COMPRISING A PART OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. Dated this 9th day of September, 2014. SHARON ROBERTSON Clerk of Court BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk Aldridge/Connors, LLP, Attorney for Plaintiff(s) 1615 South Congress Avenue, Suite 200 Delray Beach, FL 33445 Phone: 561.392.6391 Fax: 561.392.6965 IMPORTANTIf you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Corrie Johnson, ADA Coordinator, 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. 467301 ON 10/1,8/2014 Public Notice 17 Okeechobee News October 1, 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 School District Advisory Council Meeting The Okeechobee County School District Advisory Council will meet on Monday, October 6, 2014, at 6:00 p.m., in Room 303 of the School Board Administration Building, 700 SW 2nd Avenue, Okeechobee. This meeting is open to the public. Ken Kenworthy Superintendent 467438 ON 10/1/2014 Earn some extra cash. Sell your used items in the classifieds Find it faster. Sell it sooner in the classifieds Shop here first! The classified ads FLORIDA 511 FREE APPS FOLLOW FL511 ON TWITTER CALL 511 TOLL FREE VISIT FL511.COM FLORIDA TRAFFIC INFO ALL THE TIMEA toll-free resource of the Florida Department of Transportation (standard mobile phone minutes, text message and data charges may apply)

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Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 19TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 14000251CAAXMX BANKUNITED, N.A., Plaintiff, VS. LUIS A. RODRIGUEZ; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF LUIS A. RODRIGUEZ; UNKNOWN PERSON(S) IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY; Defendants. NOTICE OF ACTION To the following Defendant(s): LUIS A. RODRIGUEZ (RESIDENCE UNKNOWN) UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF LUIS A. RODRIGUEZ (RESIDENCE UNKNOWN) YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action for Foreclosure of Mortgage on the following described property: LOT 9, BLOCK 3, OF DIXIE RANCH ESTATES, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 33, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. A/K/A 7634 NW 82ND COURT OCKEECHOBEE, FLORIDA 34974 has been led against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it, on Kahane & Associates, P.A., Attorney for Plaintiff, whose address is 8201 Peters Road, Ste. 3000, Plantation, FLORIDA 33324 within thirty (30) days after the rst publication of this Notice in the THE OKEECHOBEE NEWS and le the original with the Clerk of this Court either before service on Plaintiffs attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the complaint. 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. WITNESS my hand and the seal of this Court this 17th day of Sept. 2014. SHARON ROBERTSON As Clerk of said Court BY: Sandra L. Creech As Deputy Clerk 467298 ON 9/24;10/1/2014 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 Public Notice 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 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 13000071CAAXMX JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, N.A., SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO CHASE HOME FINANCE LLC, SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO CHASE MANHATTAN MORTGAGE CORPORATION, Plaintiff, vs. DONNA J. SMITH A/K/A DONNA JEAN SMITH, et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN Pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated September 5. 2014, and entered in Case No. 13000071CAAXMX of the Circuit Court of the Nineteenth Judicial Circuit in and for Okeechobee County, Florida in which JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A., successor by merger to Chase Home Finance LLC, successor by merger to Chase Manhattan Mortgage Corporation, is the Plaintiff and George C. Smith III A/K/A George Charles Smith, Donna J. Smith A/K/A Donna Jean Smith, 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 29th day of October, 2014, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment of Foreclosure: PART OF THE SOUTHEAST 1/4 OF SECTION 19, AND PART OF THE NORTHEAST 1/4 OF SECTION 30, TOWNSHIP 35 SOUTH, RANGE 35 EAST, MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: FROM THE SOUTH EAST CORNER OF SAID SECTION 19, RUN SOUTH 89 DEGREES 50 MINUTES 09 SECONDS WEST, A DISTANCE OF 437.30 FEET FOR THE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE RUN NORTH 01 DEGREES 37 MINUTES 40 SECONDS EAST, A DISTANCE OF 82.1 FEET; THENCE RUN NORTH 88 DEGREES 22 MINUTES 20 SECONDS WEST FOR A DISTANCE OF 291.40 FEET; THENCE RUN SOUTH 32 DEGREES 28 MINUTES 11 SECONDS EAST, A DISTANCE OF 403.45 FEET; THENCE RUN EAST 70 FEET; THENCE RUN NORTH 01 DEGREES 37 MINUTES 40 SECONDS EAST, A DISTANCE OF 253.60 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. TOGETHER WITH A 1995 SKYLINE SINGLE WIDE MOBILE HOME BEARING ID #42610656H AND TITLE NO. 68640796 A/K/A 17625 NW 33RD TERRACE, 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 9th day of September, 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 14-131006 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. 467329 ON 10/1,8/2014 Public Notice Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION Case #: 2012-CA-000280 PHH Mortgage Corporation Plaintiff, -VS.Wallace H. Griggs, Jr. and Creighton Griggs and Sterling F. Griggs; Unknown Heirs, Devisees, Grantees, Assignees, Creditors, Lienors, and Trustees of Wallace 1-1. Griggs, Sr. a/k/a Wallace H. Griggs, Deceased, and MI Other Persons Claiming by and Through, Under, Against The Named Defendant (s); Unknown Spouse of Wallace H. Griggs, Jr.; Unknown Spouse of Creighton Griggs; Unknown Parties in Possession #1, If living, and all Unknown Parties claiming by, through, under and against the above named Defendant(s) who are not known to be dead or alive, whether said Unknown Parties may claim an interest as Spouse, Heirs, Devisees, Grantees, or Other Claimants Defendants NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to order rescheduling foreclosure sale or Final Judgment, entered in Civil Case No. 2012-CA-000280 of the Circuit Court of the 19th Judicial Circuit in and for Okeechobee County, Florida, wherein PHH Mortgage Corporation, Plaintiff and Wallace H. Griggs, Jr. and Creighton Griggs and Sterling F. Griggs are defendant(s), I, Clerk of Court, Sharon Robertson, will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in the Jury Assembly Room, on the Second Floor, of the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 312 N.W. Third Street, Okeechobee, FL 34972 beginning at 11:00 A.M. on October 29, 2014, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to-wit: THE WEST 1/2 OF THE EAST 1/2 OF THE NORTH 1/2 OF THE SOUTH 1/2 OF TRACT 17, SECTION 36, TOWNSHIP 34 SOUTH, RANGE 33 EAST, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT OF SOUTHERN COLONIZATION COMPANY RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 4, PAGES 3A-E INCLUSIVE OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. Sharon Robertson CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT Okeechobee County, Florida BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk of Court ATTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF: SHAPIRO, FISHMAN & GACHE, LLP 2424 North Federal Highway, Suite 360, Boca Raton, Florida 33431 (561) 998-6700 (561) 998-6707 Florida Rules of Judicial Administration Rule 2.540 Notices to Persons With DisabilitiesIf you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Corrie Johnson, ADA Coordinator, 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711.SPANISH: Si usted es una persona discapacitada que necesita alguna adaptacion para poder participar de este procedimiento o evento; usted tiene derecho, sin costo alguno a que se le provea cierta ayuda. Favor de comunicarse con Corrie Johnson, Coordinadora de A.D.A., 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, Fl. 34986, (772) 807-4370 por lo menos 7 dias antes de que tenga que comparecer en corte o inmediatamente despues de haber recibido esta noti cacion si es que falta menos de 7 dias para su comparecencia. Si tiene una discapacidad auditiva de habla, llame al 711. KREYOL: Si ou se yon moun ki kokobe ki bezwen asistans ou aparey pou ou ka patisipe nan prosedu sa-a, ou gen dwa san ou pa bezwen peye anyen pou ou jwen on seri de ed. Tanpri kontakte Corrie Johnson, Co-ordinator ADA, 250 NW Country Club Drive, suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 O’mwen 7 jou avan ke ou gen pou-ou paret nan tribunal, ou imediatman ke ou resevwa avis sa-a ou si le ke ou gen pou-ou ale nan tribunal-la mwens ke 7 jou; Si ou pa ka tande ou pale byen, rele 711. 467327 ON 10/1,8/2014 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 467436 ON 10/1,8/2014 Public Notice 18 Okeechobee News October 1, 2014 Find it faster. Sell it sooner in the classifieds Grab a bargain from your neighbors garage, attic, basement or closet in todays classifieds. When doing those chores is doing you in, its time to look for a helper in the classifieds. Shop here first! Th e c l ass ifi ed ads IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 47-2013-CA-000387 U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION AS TRUSTEE, SUCCESSOR IN INTEREST TO BANK OF AMERICA, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION AS TRUSTEE SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO LASALLE BANK NA AS TRUSTEE FOR WASHINGTON MUTUAL ASSETBACKED CERTIFICATES WMABS SERIES 2006-HE5 TRUST, Plaintiff, VS. DARLENE F. STAGANI AKA DARLENE F. CLARKE, et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN Pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated June 23, 2014, and entered in Case No. 47-2013CA-000387 of the Circuit Court of the Nineteenth Judicial Circuit in and for Okeechobee County, Florida in which U.S. Bank National Association as Trustee, successor in interest to Bank of America, National Association as Trustee successor by merger to LaSalle Bank NA as trustee for Washington Mutual Asset-Backed Certi cates WMABS Series 2006-HE5 Trust, is the Plaintiff and Darlene F. Stagani aka Darlene F. Clarke Publix Employees Federal Credit Union, David Thomas Stagani, 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 29th day of October, 2014 the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment of Foreclosure: LOT 4, BLOCK 16, OAK PARK, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 3, PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. A/K/A 3374 SW 23RD STREET, 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 24th day of June 2014. SHARON ROBERTSON Clerk of the Circuit Court Okeechobee County, Florida BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk Albertelli Law, Attorney for Plaintiff P.O. Box 23028, Tampa, FL 33623 (813) 221-4743 (813) 221-9171 facsimile eService: servealaw@albertellilaw.com JR 13-112581 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. 466124 ON 10/1,8/2014 Reading a newspaper provides the opportunity to get involved in your community.No wonder newspaper readers are more popular! Time to clean out the attic, basement and/or garage? Advertise your yard sale in the classifieds and make your clean up a breeze! Grab a bargain from your neighbors garage, attic, basement or closet in todays classifieds. Looking for a place to hang your hat? Look no further than the classifieds.

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Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 19TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION: CASE NO.: 2013 CA 0386 WELLS FARGO FINANCIAL SYSTEM FLORIDA, INC., Plaintiff, VS. KAREN D. PINDER; WELLS FARGO FINANCIAL BANK; BRIAN PINDER; UNKNOWN TENANT; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF KAREN D. PINDER; IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY, Defendants RE-NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order Resetting Foreclosure Sale dated the 12th day of September, 2014, and entered in Case No. 2013 CA 0386, of the Circuit Court of the 19TH Judicial Circuit in and for Okeechobee County, Florida, wherein WELLS FARGO FINANCIAL SYSTEM FLORIDA, INC. is the Plaintiff and KAREN D. PINDER WELLS FARGO FINANCIAL BANK BRIAN PINDER UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF KAREN D. PINDER UNKNOWN TENANT; and IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY are defendants. The Clerk of this Court shall sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY JUDICIAL CENTER, 312 NW 3RD STREET, JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM, SECOND FLOOR, OKEECHOBEE, FLORIDA 34972, 11:00 AM on the 29th day of October, 2014, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: ADDENDUM A TO MORTGAGE Description of Property THE LAND REFERRED TO IN THIS EXHIBIT IS LOCATED IN THE COUNTY OF OKEECHOBEE AND THE STATE OF FLORIDA IN DEED BOOK 640 AT PAGE 1047 AND DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: THE SOUTH 1/2 OF THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED PROPERTY: BEING A PARCEL OF LAND LYING IN SECTION 18, TOWNSHIP 37 SOUTH, RANGE 36 EAST, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA, ALSO KNOWN AS LOT 31K ON THE UNRECORDED PLAT OF FOUR SEASONS ESTATES AND BEING FURTHER BOUNDED AND DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCE AT THE SOUTHEAST CORNER OF SAID SECTION 18; THENCE N. 00 DEGREES 05’07” EAST ALONG THE EAST BOUNDARY LINE OF SAID SECTION 18, A. DISTANCE OF 300.10 FEET TO A POINT; THENCE S. 88 DEGREES 34’16” WEST, A DISTANCE OF 1075.72 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE CONTINUE S. 88 DEGREES 34’16” WEST, A DISTANCE OF 214.00 FEET TO A POINT LYING ON THE EAST RIGHT OF WAY OF N.E. 60th AVENUE (B&K MCARTHUR ROAD); THENCE N. 00 DEGREES 03’07” EAST ALONG SAID EAST RIGHT-OF-WAY, A DISTANCE OF 364.30 FEET TO A POINT LYING IN THE SOUTH RIGHT OF WAY OF NE 2nd STREET (SW 3rd PLAT); THENCE S. 89 DEGREES 54’53” EAST ALONG SAID SOUTH RIGHT OF WAY, A DISTANCE OF 214.01 FEET TO A POINT; THENCE S. 00 DEGREES 05’07” WEST, A DISTANCE OF 358.62 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE.If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Corrie Johnson, ADA Coordinator, 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711.SPANISH: Si usted es una persona discapacitada que necesita alguna adaptacion para poder participar de este procedimiento o evento; usted tiene derecho, sin costo alguno a que se le provea cierta ayuda. Favor de comunicarse con Corrie Johnson, Coordinadora de A.D.A., 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, Fl. 34986, (772) 807-4370 por lo menos 7 dias antes de que tenga que comparecer en corte o inmediatamente despues de haber recibido esta noti cation si es que falta menos de 7 dias para su comparecencia. Si tiene una discapacidad auditiva o de habla, llame al 711. KREYOL: Si ou se yon moun ki kokobe ki bezwen asistans ou aparey pou ou ka patisipe nan prosedu sa-a, ou gen dwa san ou pa bezwen peye anyen pou ou jwen on seri de ed. Tanpri kontakte Corrie Johnson, Coordinator ADA, 250 NW Country Club Drive, suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 O’mwen 7 jou avan ke ou gen pou-ou paret nan tribunal, ou imediatman ke ou resevwa avis sa-a ou si le ke ou gen pou-ou ale nan tribunal-la mwens ke 7 jou; Si ou pa ka tande ou pale byen, rele 711. Dated this 15th day of September, 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 467409 ON 10/1,8/2014 Public Notice 19 Okeechobee News October 1, 2014 Reading a newspaper leads you to the best products and services.No wonder newspaper readers earn more money! By Eric KoppOkeechobee News Two men are being held on bond in the Okeechobee County Jail following their arrests for allegedly stealing a boat, selling the outboard motor and bringing the vessel to Okeechobee County. Arrested Sunday, Sept. 28, were Timothy Wade Moore, 55, of Melbourne, and Gregory Scott Billingsley, 49, of Tazewell, Tenn. Each man was charged with one felony count of dealing in stolen property. Bonds have been set at $50,000 each. An arrest af“ davit by Deputy Bryan Cross, of the Okeechobee County Sheriffs Of“ ce (OCSO), stated the two men stole a 2001 24-foot Proline boat and trailer. The boat was equipped with a 2005, 250 hp Suzuki outboard. The men allegedly sold the outboard. According to the arrest af“ davit, the boat and trailer was found parked in front of a local home. When asked about the boat, a woman in the home said Moore and Billingsley told her they were working on the vessel. The boat was reportedly stolen from Vero Beach. OCSO Detective Rosemary Farless, who conducted the interviews of Moore and Billingsley, found out the men are both being charged in Indian River County with burglary and grand theft. Sergeant Eric Flowers, with the Indian River County Sheriffs Of“ ce, said the boat, electronics, motor and trailer have an estimated combined value of $35,000. As for Moore and Billingsley, Sgt. Flowers said charges against the duo are forthcoming.Ž Stolen boat recovered here; 2 arrested Timothy Wade Gregory Billingsley Okeechobee News/ Eric KoppOCSO K-9 Rex honoredOkeechobee County Sheriffs Of“ ce Detective Sergeant Jimmy Mills (right) presented Detective Rick Voss (left) with a crystal plaque Tuesday, Sept. 30, memorializing his K-9, Rex. The K-9s End-of-Watch was Aug. 29, 2014. Rex, who was handled entirely by Detective Voss, served the sheriffs of“ ce for eight years. Rex, a Belgian Malinois, of“ cially retired in May of this year after making hundreds of narcotics arrests and seizing more than $10,000 in U.S. currency. Rex was also in on more than 30 criminal apprehensions. By Eric KoppOkeechobee News Another local student has run afoul of the law and has been arrested for having a small amount of marijuana on his person while at the Okeechobee Freshman Campus (OFC). An arrest report by Deputy John Fisher, of the Okeechobee County Sheriffs Of“ ce (OCSO), indicated the 16-year-old ninth grader was arrested Friday, Sept. 26, on a misdemeanor charge of possession of marijuana under 20 grams. The teen was booked into the Okeechobee County Jail then taken to the St. Lucie Regional Detention Center in Fort Pierce, added the deputy and OFC school resource of“ cer. Deputy Fisher stated he was contacted by OFC assistant principal Bryan Vancamp regarding a student having some drugs and apparently bragging about it. When the student was searched in the deputys of“ ce, two small plastic zip-lock baggies were allegedly found. The substance inside each baggie was “ eld tested, and that test reportedly indicated a positive result for the presence of marijuana. One of the baggies, stated Deputy Fisher, weighed 0.8 grams while the other weighed 0.6 grams for a total of 1.4 grams. The suspected pot was seized and placed into evidence, added the deputy. Deputy: OFC student is caught with pot Special to the Okeechobee News The guy kept forgetting his online passwords and so he changed them all to incorrectŽ so when he tried and failed to sign on, the computer would prompt him with the message: your password is incorrect. But, password protection in the age of electronic transactions is no laughing matter, according to the Association of Mature American Citizens. The easier a password is to guess, the greater the risk that a hacker will be able to steal personal information, including credit card numbers, Social Security numbers, ban k account numbers and much more, warns AMAC. So dont resort to lazyŽ passwords such as the commonly used password,Ž 00000000Ž and, of course, 12345678.Ž Many computer users store their passwords on post it notes within sight of their computers, according to the FBI. Thats a really bad idea. For example, store them in an obscure location that is not anywhere near your computer. And, when creating a password, use random letters and numbers, not birthdays, maiden names or favorite foods. Your password is incorrect R.C. club running cars, trucks on SundayThe Okeechobee RC Racing Club is a local group focused on running Radio Controlled Cars & 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 561-252-0916.Battle of Okeechobee Re-enactment plannedThe Battle of Okeechobee will be held on Feb. 28 and March 1 at the Okeechobee Battle Historic State Park. Battle reenactments start each day at 2 p.m. Gates will be open from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. Admission is $10 per car. For information, visit www.okeechobeebattle“ eld.com.

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Board Certified Optometrists Silviano Matamoros, M.D. Board Certified Eye Physician & Surgeon UROLOGY DAVID A. SIGALOW, M.D.Board Certi“ ed In UrologySpecializing in: € Adult & Pediatric Urology € Bladder & Kidney Infections € Impotence/Implants € No Scalpel Vasectomy 215 N.E. 19th Dr. • Okeechobee 863-763-0217 Available Now!The 2013 – 2014 Medical Information Guidespecialsections.newszap.com Many newspaper owners have a hidden agendaŽ „ whether it is political, economic or to promote the publishers cronies. Not us. Were owned by a unique non-profit journalistic trust. Our ONLY mission is to provide the information and understanding citizens need to make intelligent decisions about public issues. In doing so, we strive to report the news with honesty, accuracy, fairness, objectivity, fearlessness and compassion. How are we doing? Let us know by emailing feedback@newszap.com or calling your editor.Community Service Through Journalism 21 Okeechobee News October 1, 2014 The following individuals were arrested on felony or driving under the in” uence (DUI) charges by the Okeechobee County Sheriffs Of“ ce (OCSO), the Okeechobee City Police Department (OCPD), the Florida Highway Patrol (FHP), the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) or the Department of Corrections (DOC). € Carl Wayne Shirey, 36, Parrott Ave., Okeechobee, was arrested Sept. 26 by Of“ cer Michael Jordan on a felony charge of driving while license suspended. His bond was set at $2,500. € Jonathan Torres, 22, N.W. Fourth St., Okeechobee, was arrested Sept. 26 by Deputy Adam Baker on an Okeechobee County warrant charging him with the felony of robbery. His bond was set at $30,000. € Larry Darnell Smith, 31, N.W. 165th Court, Okeechobee, was arrested Sept 26 by Deputy Fred Bradley on an Okeechobee County warrant charging him with the felony of driving while license suspended. His bond was set at $500. € Edsal Conklin III, 54, N.W. Eighth St., Okeechobee, was arrested Sept. 26 by Deputy Fred Bradley on an Okeechobee County warrant charging him with the felony of dealing in stolen property. His bond was set at $5,000. € Ronald Wade Palmer, 26, N.W. 34th Terrace, Okeechobee, was arrested Sept. 26 by Deputy Adam Baker on DOC warrants charging him with the felonies of violation of probation possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine), violation of probation possession of drug paraphernalia, violation of probation grand theft and violation of probation dealing in stolen property. He is being held without bond. € Alyn Jade Stotler, 32, S.E. 25th St., Okeechobee, was arrested Sept. 27 by Of“ cer Aurelio Almazan on a felony charge of grand theft. Her bond was set at $2,500. € Kristin Nicole Clendenin, 32, N.E. 11th Lane, Okeechobee, was arrested Sept. 28 by Deputy Yero Todman on felony charges of grand theft, uttering a forged instrument and using another persons identi“ cation without consent. Her bond was set at $7,500. € Selina Sanchez, 18, S.W. 28th St., Okeechobee, was arrested Sept. 28 by Of“ cer Ryan Holroyd on a misdemeanor charge of driving under the in” uence with property damage. Her bond was set at $500. € Timothy Wade Wagner, 50, S.W. 10th Ave., Okeechobee, was arrested Sept. 28 by Of“ cer Chad Troutman on a felony charge of possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine) and a misdemeanor charge of disorderly conduct. He is being held without bond. € Demetrious L. Walker, 23, Daniels Place, Pahokee, was arrested Sept. 29 by Deputy Corporal Aric Majere on a Palm Beach County warrant charging him with violation of probation felony battery. He is being held without bond. € Bobby Miranda, 22, S.E. Martin Luther King Blvd., Stuart, was arrested Sept. 29 by Deputy Timothy Gillis on a DOC warrant charging him with the felony of violation of probation robbery. He is being held without bond on that warrant. He was also arrested on an Okeechobee County warrant charging him with the misdemeanor of petit theft. His bond on that warrant was set at $5,000. This column lists arrests and not convictions, unless otherwise stated. Anyone listed here who is later found innocent or has had the charges against them dropped is welcome to inform this newspaper. The information will be con“ rmed and printed. Okeechobee Arrest Report Golf tournament bene“ ts Blood RoundupA fun-time golf tournament will be held Saturday, Oct. 18 at Blue Heron Golf Club, as a fundraiser for the Okeechobee Blood Roundup. The tournament will kick off with a shotgun start at 8:30 a.m. The “ eld will be limited to 12 teams, consisting of four players per team. The entry fee is $140 per team, or $35 per player. There will be prizes, food and goody bags. Have a good time and help the Blood Roundup, too. For information, call 863-763-2971 or 863-697-0211.

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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 ORTHOPAEDICS 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 W hen you are sick or need to see a doctor, you likely do not feel or act like your normal healthy self. Whether you are experiencing fatigue, dizziness, nausea, or a host of other symptoms, y our ability to thoroughly communicate about your condition and comprehend the doctors medical advice may be compromised. This is just one reason w hy it is bene“ cial to have an existing relationship with a Primary Care Provider, before you actually need one. Another bene“ t to having an existing relationship with a Primary Care Provider is having a baseline point of reference for your physical health (for example your weight, cholesterol & blood pressure). This knowledge, as w ell as you and your familys medical history, can help promote an accurate diagnosis and help proactively monitor patients risk factors. Generally a patients overall comfort level and con“ dence in their physician is Having a Primary Care Provider is important, even if you are healthyincreased when the patient has an existing relationship with the physician. With this increased con“ dence, comes trust. When patients know and trust their physician (vs. meeting the physician for the “ rst time when they are sick or need healthcare) patients can more easily and openly communicate ALL of their health and wellness concerns. Certainly patient outcomes bene“ t when physicians have the whole picture of their patients health. One of the reasons people give for not proactively seeing a doctor is their lack of time. If you think you are too busy to have your cholesterol levels checked, just imagine how your schedule will be affected if you suffer a heart attack? Another reason people give for not visiting a doctor annually is that they are worried about what the doctor, lab results or a screening may reveal. Ignorance is not bliss, when it comes to your health. Studies have shown that early detection and treatment are critical to a successful outcome, whether the diagnosis is breast cancer, diabetes or heart disease. A very popular reason for many people to avoid scheduling a wellness visit is uncertainty regarding the cost and how to pay for the visit. Yet, many insurances, as well as Medicare, often include an annual wellness visit in their bene“ ts. Contact your insurance provider to learn if annual wellness visits are included in your health plan. If you have a healthcare question or need help “ nding a doctor, Raulerson Hospital provides a free 24/7 ConsultA-Nurse hotline: 863-763-9228 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 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 GENERAL SURGERY 245 NE 19th Street Okeechobee, FL 34972 863.623.4486 (voice) 863.623.4487 (fax) www.sainnovalsurgical.com 22 Okeechobee News October 1, 2014

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Special to the Okeechobee NewsAfter a record-breaking 4-H Paper Clover campaign in the spring, Tractor Supply Company, in partnership with National 4-H Council, is hosting another Paper Clover campaign in October. On Oct. 9…18, Tractor Supply Company and Dels Feed and Farm Supply customers have the opportunity to purchase paper clovers for $1 or more during checkout. At the end of the campaign, 70 percent of the funds raised will bene“ t state and local 4-H youth development program activities, such as local camps and after-school programs, and grant scholarships for 4-H youth in the communities where Tractor Supply and Dels stores are located. The remaining thirty percent of the total funds are donated to National 4-H Council to help connect more young people across America to high-quality 4-H youth development programs. The Paper Clover fundraiser is a signi“ cant part of Tractor Supply Companys support of 4-H programs throughout the 1,300 communities we serve,Ž said Christi Korzekwa, vice president of marketing for Tractor Supply Company. We are proud to be able to provide essential funding to more than 1,000 county 4-H programs. These programs make a positive impact on young people that last a lifetime. The continued success of the Tractor Supply Paper Clover fundraisers demonstrates the importance of our 4-H partnership with our customers, team members and communities.Ž For many years, the fundraising event has allowed us to provide thousands of 4-H youth across the country greater access to 4-H programs,Ž said Jennifer Sirangelo, president and CEO, National 4-H Council. We are thrilled about our continued partnership with Tracto r Supply Company as it drives the excitement o f local community participation and support fo r 4-H programs, and therefore the success of th e 4-H Paper Clover campaign.Ž Tractor Supply Company, the largest rura l lifestyle retail store chain in the United States raised $787,769 during the 12-day spring Pape r Clover campaign. The amount broke the re cord for most monetary donations during th e four-year collaboration, and customer dona tions increased 25 percent from the 2013 fal l campaign. Tractor Supply has raised nearly $ 4 million for 4-H programs across the countr y through Paper Clover campaigns in just fou r years. 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 23 Okeechobee News October 1, 2014 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. 22: Hilario Sanchez, Crystal Fox-Brennen, Salbador Aguilar, Serenity Engleman, Adolfo Lopez, Angel Segura-Guzman, Miguel Montoya, Lashya Hopewell, Hailey Kensel, Steviya Fitzpatrick, Neveen Gomez, Brandy Comfort, Julie Castaneda, Yesenia Lara, Willow Mellette, Rachael Wilson, Marlene Huerta, Ryan Sanchez, Kali Russell, Chase Pafford, Vilma Mungaray, Haley Wester, Alexis Rosas, Jaime Carrera and Seberiano Espinoza. Special to the Okeechobee NewsGearing up for the minimal regattaKaden Reno, Koban Reno, John Shope and Frank DeCarlo (not pictured) helped to decorate the Okeechobee Christian Academy boat for the Adam Bryant Minimal Regatta. The annual homemade boat race will be Saturday, Oct. 4, at 9 a.m. at the Scott Driver boat ramps off State Road 78 at the Kissimmee River. Tractor Supply, 4-H host Paper Clover event for 4-H yout h

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24 Okeechobee News October 1, 2014 Okeechobee News: Celebrating our Centennial! Okeechobee News: Celebrating our Centennial! Completion of Okeechobee County’s new half million dollar hospital will probably b e delayed about a month because of labor disputes over the nation. Biggest holdup is caused by failure to receive air conditioning equipment. A carload of furniture has arrived b ut cannot be installed until the air conditioning units are in. Cliff Simonds, hospital administrator, had hoped the installation would be completed by N ov. 1, but says it probably will be Dec. 1 before it is ready for occupancy. The new hospital will be among the nest in the nation, modern in every detail. Operating rooms, nursery, x-ray room, stainless steel kitchen, doctors’ lounge, nurses’ headquarters, private and semi-private rooms, technicians’ quarters, reception rooms, dining room are all to be nished in the latest manner. Oxygen will be piped to every room. A standby generator will start automatically in event of a power failure and a warning signal sounds should a short occur in wiring. Drives and parking area will be paved and curbing has been installed on the drives. Emergency entrance will be paved with a wide area for operation of ambulances. Other new facilities include a public address system, and a central dictating system. From three points in the building, dictation may be recorded on a central machine by telephone. Temperature control — temperature and humidity will be maintained at a precise level at all times. It is controlled by air conditioning and a central heating unit. Wires imbedded in the ceiling will give quick control in the event of a sudden temperature change. Construction costs will be about $353,000. Furnishings and equipment will total approximately $75,000, according to gures supplied by Simonds. A big nancial boost was given to the hospital by the Hecksher Foundation, a philanthropic organization which has extensive holdings in Okeechobee county. Cliff Boyles, secretary of the Rotary Club, and Simonds presented a request for aid to the Hecksher Foundation and Boyles appeared in person a t the New York of ce of the concern. As a result, a grant of $1,863 was given. The money will be used for equipment in the nursery an d children’s department of the hospital. The hospital also has received several other gifts and seven rooms will be furnishe d as a result. Among the donors are the Rotary Club, the Masonic Lodge, Mrs. Ruby Hancock, Mrs. John Evans, Teen Town, Methodis t Women’s Clubs, and C.E. Belk, The Firemen and Firemen’s Auxiliary have given $184 an d the Fire Arts Club $35. Women of the Episcopal Church have donated drapes for reception rooms and Grif n Floyd has drawn plans fo r landscaping. However, many other items are needed, Simonds said, adding that the hospital boar d will be grateful for any gift. A plaque will be erected with a list of all donors, he said. From the Okeechobee News, Oct. 6, 1961Hospital To Open Decemeber First Special to the Okeechobee News/ Tommy MarkhamLooking Back ...This photo from 1937 shows Gilbert Chevrolet on North Park Street. Do you have an old photo to share? Email it to okeenews@newszap.com or bring it by the Okeechobee News of“ ce, 107 S.W. 17th Street, during of“ ce hours, Monday-Friday and we can scan it while you wait. The ObserverBy “Bill” PageMERRY XMAS!This always welcome greeting may seem a little premature to most of you readers, but in truth it is quite timely. In fact you must hurry right now to do your Xmas shopping as “time’s a wasting.” I am speaking of the Xmas shopping you have all along intended to do for that boy in the Army, Navy or Marine Corps. There are only 24 more shopping days left for you to select, wrap and send gifts. The deadline for mailing Christmas packages to all departments of the armed forces has been de nitely set for November 1st. So hurry, hurry, hurry. Although the size of the packages are limited, there are countless articles that may be sent with safety. Packages should not weigh over 11 pounds and be no longer than 18 inches. What can YOU send that HE may use to good advantage? How about a nice pipe set (pipe and tobacco pouch). No need to send cigarettes. He can buy them nearly as cheap where he is than it would cost you to mail them. But possibly a cigarette lighter. Get a good one. Wind and water proof. And he will appreciate a sewing kit, I know. Remember he has to sew on his own buttons and do his own mending. A nice new sewing kit containing needles, thread, buttons an d scissors can be bought for a nominal sum. Also, good leather wallets are always welcome. Something to hold his papers, cards and money (i f any). And if he is a goo d crap shooter, send him a money belt. he can ll it to over owing with “ lthy lucre” always, on pay day. (How about it boys). And of course a small, compact traveling kit, containing comb, brush, razor, soap, metal mirror, etc., is just the thing. Then in the more expensive brackets are pen and pencil sets (ask Phil Baker wha t makes are the best), wrist watches, small portable radios and any number of articles tha t will make nice gifts. Magazine subscriptions make one of the nest presents also. Although you know he would appreciate very much some home made jellies, jams or a pie or cake made by “Ma,” it is not advisable to send food of any description. Wrap all packages neatly and strongly, an d above all, write or print name and address in detail and with care. Be certain also that you have your own return address attached. These simple rules are all that is necessary to make for “that boy” a Merry, Merry Christmas. Will be a seeing you. Obie From the Okeechobee News, Oct. 2, 1942 Bill Page Proceedings in the attempt to have the Lake Okeechobee area and the resulting gas tax refunds divided equitably among bordering counties went forward at a fast pace following a meeting last week in Okeechobee, of representatives of Okeechobee, Glades, Martin and Hendry counties. State Representative W.R. Scott of Martin County was named head of a committee comp osed of the state representatives of the four counties. Scott contacted Attorney J. Lewis Hall, Tallahassee, attorney for the State Association of County Commissions, immediately following the meeting and secured his promise to represent the counties, legally, in an intervention move in a Lee County bond validation suit, providing he was free to do so. He will probably be used in other legal matters concerning the lake division attempt also. A portion of the lake, about 20 percent, lies within the boundaries of Glades County. They have never received any gas tax collected funds, however. The money for the entire surface of the lake has always gone to Palm Beach County. The Glades County commission met in special session Monday, Oct. 2, presumably to plan suit for their share of the gas tax refund and thereby thwart any move by Palm Beach County to tie up county boundaries for a number of years by a bond issue. From the Okeechobee News, Oct. 6, 1961Move On Division of Lake