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WHEREAS, default in the payment of principal and interest has occurred under the terms of a Promissory Note (the “Note”) dated January 12, 2006, executed and delivered by Lyle M. Cleveland (“Mortgagor”) to GMAC Mortgage Corporation, and a real estate Mortgage (the “Mortgage”) of the same date securing the Note, which Mortgage was executed and delivered by said Mortgagor, to Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., as Mortgagee, as nominee for GMAC Mortgage Corporation, its successors and assigns as Mortgagee, and which Mortgage was recorded on January 17, 2006, at Reception No. 578887, in Book 439, at Page 0737 in the public records in the office of the County Clerk and ex-officio Register of Deeds in and for Crook County, State of Wyoming; and

WHEREAS, the Mortgage was assigned for value as follows:

Assignee: Ocwen Loan Servicing LLC

Assignment dated: April 19, 2013

Assignment recorded: April 26, 2013

Assignment recording information: at Reception No. 626131, in Book 529, at Page 793

All in the records of the County Clerk and ex-officio Register of Deeds in and for Crook County, Wyoming.

WHEREAS, the Mortgage contains a power of sale which by reason of said default, the Mortgagee declares to have become operative, and no suit or proceeding has been instituted at law to recover the debt secured by the Mortgage, or any part thereof, nor has any such suit or proceeding been instituted and the same discontinued; and

WHEREAS, written notice of intent to foreclose the Mortgage by advertisement and sale has been served upon the record owner and the party in possession of the mortgaged premises at least ten (10) days prior to the commencement of this publication, and the amount due upon the Mortgage as of January 31, 2023 being the total sum of $102,678.34, plus interest, costs expended, late charges, and attorneys’ fees accruing thereafter through the date of sale;

WHEREAS, the property being foreclosed upon may be subject to other liens and encumbrances that will not be extinguished at the sale. Any prospective purchaser should research the status of title before submitting a bid;

WHEREAS, if the foreclosure sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of his/her/its money paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagee, Mortgagor, Servicer or their attorneys;

NOW, THEREFORE PHH Mortgage Corporation, successor by merger to Ocwen Loan Servicing, LLC, as the Mortgagee, will have the Mortgage foreclosed as by law provided by causing the mortgaged property to be sold at public venue by the Sheriff or Deputy Sheriff in and for Crook County, Wyoming to the highest bidder for cash at 10:00 o’clock in the forenoon on February 27, 2023 at the Front Steps of the Crook County Courthouse located at 309 Cleveland Street, Sundance, WY 82729, for application on the above described amounts secured by the Mortgage, said mortgaged property being described as follows, to-wit:

Lot 7 of the Amended Plat of Block 2 in Key City Subdivision, Crook County, Wyoming, according to the official plat recorded November 15, 1977 as Instrument Number 383682.

With an address of 65 Prairie Street, Moorcroft, WY 82721 (the undersigned disclaims liability for any error in the address).

Together with all improvements thereon situate and all fixtures and appurtenances thereto.

Mortgagee shall have the exclusive right to rescind the foreclosure sale during the redemption period.  In the event that the sale is rescinded or vacated for any reason, the successful purchaser shall only be entitled to a refund of their purchase price and/or statutory interest rate.

Dated: January 17, 2023 PHH Mortgage Corporation, successor by merger to Ocwen Loan Servicing, LLC

By: Shelly M. Casares

Halliday, Watkins & Mann, P.C.

376 East 400 South, Suite 300

Salt Lake City, UT 84111


HWM File # WY21032

Publish: January 26, February 2, 9 and 16, 2023

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