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Uniform Title: Okeechobee news (Okeechobee, Fla. 2000)
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Place of Publication: Okeechobee Fla
Publication Date: 09-21-2011
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Dates or Sequential Designation: Vol. 91, no. 111 (Apr. 20, 2000)-
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Test drive an electric car ... Page 5 10.93 feetLast Year: 14.11 feet Lake LevelsSource: South Florida Water Management District. Depth given in feet above sea level Wednesday, September 21, 2011 50¢ Plus ta x Vol. 102 No. 113 newszap.comFree SpeechFree Ads See page 4 for information about how to contact this newspaper.Small plane crashes at airport ... Page 2 Wildlife area could include 35,000 acres in county ... Page 5 Okeechobee News/ Charles MurphyFootball JamboreeBrandon Entry (left) found it hard to nd some running room in the scrimmage between the Vikings and Cowboys at the OCRA Football Jamboree held on Saturday at the Sports Complex. For more photos from the Jamboree, see page 9. By Eric KoppOkeechobee News When Circuit Court Judge Robert Belanger asked the prosecutor his sentencing recommendations for Jose Jimenez-Rodriguez his answer was short and to the point: “... the full and unmitigated wrath of the law.” And with that, Judge Belanger on Monday, Sept. 19, gave Jimenez-Rodriguez life in prison. Jimenez-Rodriguez, 39, was convicted Aug. 10 of burglary of a dwelling with a battery and attempted sexual battery on a mentally defective victim 12 years of age or older. He was originally charged with sexual battery but the jury found him guilty of the lesser included crime. He was given life on the burglary conviction and 15 years for attempted sexual battery. The sentences are to run concurrently. Under current state law, Jimenez-Rodriguez will spend the rest of his life in prison. The Okeechobee man was arrested in 2010 for entering a local home around 5 a.m. on Jan. 24, 2010, and going into the 16-year-old girl’s bedroom where he sexually molested her. “I was asleep in my room. I woke up and he was standing at my door. He smelled like very, very bad alcohol on him,” testi ed the victim at the August trial. “He told me to pull my pants down. I was scared because he was drunk. I wanted to scream for help.” After Jimenez-Rodriguez left her bed, the girl fought back the urge to take a bath because her mother had told her that when something like this happens she should not bathe or clean herself. The mentally retarded victim was taken to Jimenez-Rodriguez given life in prison See PRISON — Page 2 By Charles M. MurphyOkeechobee News Unemployment levels dropped to 12.9 percent in Okeechobee County but Okeechobee still remained in the top six among Florida Counties in the jobless rate during August according to the monthly report from the Florida Agency for Workforce Innovation. The report showed Okeechobee’s rate fell from 13.3 percent to 12.9 percent and that 85 fewer residents led for bene ts last month. There were 2,401 residents who collected bene ts in August. Glades County saw the jobless rate fall onehalf of one percent to 9.2 percent. There were 540 people who collected bene ts which is 17 less than July. The jobless rate in August, 2010 in Okeechobee stood at 14 percent when 2,658 people collected bene ts. Only Flagler, Hendry, Hernando, Indian River and St. Lucie County had higher jobless rates than Okeechobee last month. Hamilton County had the same rate as Okeechobee. Glades County was tied for 49th highest as the y tied Clay and Bradford Counties. Glades also saw improvement over August, 2010 Jobless rates improve but still highSee JOBS — Page 2 Prayer walks planned ... Page 4


By Eric KoppOkeechobee News According to a law enforcement report, no one was injured Monday when a small plane crashed during landing at the Okeechobee County Airport. A report by Deputy Sergeant Brian Hagan, of the Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Of ce (OCSO), stated that the 1993 Bakewg Deuce Experimental plane crashed Sept. 19 around 9:30 a.m. when the xed landing gear gave way after the plane had landed and was slowing down. The pilot—Peter Mikos of Satellite Beach—said when the landing gear gave way the plane collapsed onto its belly which caused it to spin in a counterclockwise direction. Mr. Mikos, 72, was not injured. Sgt. Hagan’s report said the plane spun 180 degrees before it came to rest on the airport’s west runway. His report indicated that the plane’s wooden prop was damaged, as well as the aircraft’s right wing. The report also stated that the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) was noti ed and that the plane was removed by a local towing service. Plane crashes at airport 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 EmoryWalkerCo.,Inc.(863) 763-6742Serving the Lake Area Since 1966 A/C and Heating at its Best! License # CAC014022 CAC042747 CAC057219 208 SW 5th Ave Okeechobee, FL 34974 FARM & RANCH OWNERSBerger Insurance Services, Inc.800 S. Parrott Ave. € Okeechobee www.BergerInsurance.com(863) 763-6411We can insure your farm property and pasture liability. AŽ rated companies. Call us for a free quote. 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 2 Okeechobee News September 21, 2011 Raulerson Hospital by her mother where a rape kit was performed and the girl’s breasts w ere swabbed. That swab was then sent to the Indian River Crime Lab in Fort Pierce for DNA testing. The DNA of Jimenez-Rodriguez w as found on one of the girl’s breast. As part of Monday’s proceedings, the victim was allowed to address Judge Belanger before Jimenez-Rodriguez was sentenced. “When he did this to me it broke my heart,” she told the judge through her tears. “I want him to be sentenced to life in prison w ithout parole. I don’t want him coming out and doing this to another girl.” As Jimenez-Rodriguez stood before the judge in his orange and white county jailissued clothing, he told Judge Belanger that he was wrongly accused. “I’m innocent. This is not justice—this is w rong!” he stated. “I understand there are those people out there who think this is an injustice,” said the judge. “The jury came up with a verdict and I absolutely respect that verdict. There are no innocent or plausible explanations for his DNA being on her breast.” Defense attorney Roger Azcona had argued at trial that his client’s DNA had been planted on the victim. “The nice thing about DNA evidence is, it doesn’t lie. It is what it is,” said Mr. Richardson during his closing arguments to the jury. The judge went on to rule during the sentencing that Jimenez-Rodriguez will be designated as a sexual offender. Jimenez-Rodriguez will receive credit for the 237 days he has already served in the Okeechobee County Jail. He was also ordered by Judge Belanger to pay all court costs and fees. PRISONContinued From Page 1 JimenezRodriquez when 592 residents collected unemployment bene ts a rate of 10.6 percent. The state jobless rate was 10.9 percent in August down from 11-percent in July. The national jobless rate fell from 9.3 percent in July to 9.1 percent in August. JOBSContinued From Page 1 Special to the Okeechobee News/ Magi CableOkeechobee Retired EducatorsMembers of Okeechobee Retired Educators Association at the Regional Meeting of the Florida Retired Educators Association on Friday, Sept. 16. Attending were Pam Trent, Pat Cooper, Gay Carlton (seated); Kay McCool, Magi Cable, Doris Entry and Marion Davis (standing).


By Eric KoppOkeechobee News As part of a plea deal w ith the state, an Okeechobee man is going to prison after he caused an injury accident and then walked away from the crash scene. Michael Garcia, 30, U.S. 441 S.E., was sentenced Monday, Sept. 19, to 20.25 months in prison to be followed by two years on probation. He was also given credit for the 63 days he spent in the Okeechobee County Jail. Circuit Court Judge Robert Belanger also ordered Garcia to pay $12,750 in restitution to the victim in this case. Garcia was arrested Feb. 19 on felony charges of leaving the scene of a crash inv olving injury and driving while license suspended habitual offender. He was also charged with the misdemeanor of reckless driving with damage to person/property. As part of the Aug. 17 plea agreement, Judge Belanger found Garcia guilty on all counts and ordered him to prison on the two felony charges with the sentences to run concurrently. On the misdemeanor charge, Garcia was sentenced to one year in the county jail, with that sentence to be followed by one year of probation. An arrest report by Sergeant Dawn Wendt, of the Okeechobee City Police Department (OCPD), stated that witnesses told her that Garcia was driving at a speed of about 70 mph when he approached a stop sign on N.W. Sixth St. at N.W. 11th Ave. Garcia did not stop and struck another vehicle. Witnesses then told the of cer that Garcia got out of his car and ed the scene. Garcia was arrested later. Sgt. Wendt's report stated that the woman in the other vehicle was taken to Raulerson Hospital, but did not specify her injuries. The report also stated that Garcia's license had been suspended many times for failure to pay traf c nes and that it had been canceled inde nitely. Habitual traf c offender ordered to prison 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Walpole Feed & Supply Co.7 7 6 3 6 9 0 5 Hwy 98 North Stop In For All Your Show Feed & Sullivan Show Supplies!! Give Us A Try! Always on Top of the JobŽRe-Roofing Specialists€ Metal & Shingle Roofs € Flats & Leaks Repair FREE ESTIMATES863-357-3838State Lic.#CCC1327338 3 Okeechobee News September 21, 2011 Michael Garcia By Eric KoppOkeechobee News A young Okeechobee man caught a big break when he was sentenced Monday to community control and probation instead of prison. "I'm going to give you enough rope to hang yourself," Circuit Court Judge Robert Belanger told Sharod Kelly at his Sept. 19 sentencing. "You have 40 years prison time hanging over your head." Kelly, now 22, had been arrested Oct. 8, 2010, on felony charges of dealing in stolen property and giving false ownership information to a pawnbroker by Of cer Lawrence Parzygnat of the Okeechobee City Police Department (OCPD). According to the of cer's arrest report, Kelly was arrested for selling a stolen air compressor at a local pawn shop and implying that the compressor was his to sell. But Monday morning the owner of that stolen compressor, as well as Kelly's mother, spoke to Judge Belanger and told him that the young man was not a bad kid and was simply running with the wrong crowd. Linda Kelly told the judge that her son had been raised right and that he was only trying to get along with some other boys, who had actually stolen the compressor from the back of the victim's pickup truck. "He needs to learn how to say no (to other people)," she said of her son, who stood quietly beside her clad in a white Tshirt and blue jeans. When questioned by defense attorney Rebecca Hamilton, the victim said he knew Sharod hadn't stolen the compressor. But, he knew who did and didn't report the theft until he could prove that they did. Assistant State Attorney Jeff Davis said the plea deal was reached Aug. 15 and asked that Sharod be sentenced to six months in the Okeechobee County Jail, to be followed by two years probation. "The fact is, you committed some serious crimes. But, the state is being pretty reasonable with you" Judge Belanger told the young man. The judge went on to say that Sharod had "impressed whomever you've come into contact with," in regard to law enforcement and probation of cers. Of cer Parzygnat's arrest report indicates that Sharod was honest and up front him. Sharod told the of cer he didn't know the compressor was stolen, and that he went with "them guys" to the pawn shop because they didn't have the needed identi cation. With everything in mind, Judge Belanger found Sharod guilty on both counts and ordered that he be under house arrest for six months then serve 54 months on felony probation. During that period he will be subject to warrantless searches and drug tests. He was also ordered to provide a DNA sample and pay all court costs and fees, as well as $707 in restitution to the victim. Judge Belanger, impressing on the young man just how serious this matter is, told Sharod that if he violates his probation he could be looking at a long prison stint. "You have no room for mistakes," he cautioned. Young offender gets a big break in court Sharod Kelly The Chamber of Commerce of Okeechobee County is hosting a Concealed Weapons Permit Class on Thursday, Sept. 22 at the Hampton Inn from 7 to 9 p.m. Range training will be conducted on the following Saturday morning. The cost of the class is $30, and a concealed weapon permit package will be provided to each participant. You do not need to own a gun to attend class. Preregistration is Required. Register online at: www.OkeechobeeBusiness.com. Go to calendar of events and click on the Sept. 22, Concealed Weapons Permit Class. You may also contact the Chamber at info@OkeechobeeBusiness.com or 863-467-6246. Chamber to host Concealed Weapons Permit Class


Customer service One day not too long ago, I was getting prepared for my wedding. I went to a salon t hat a friend had suggested. I walked in asking to see pictures and ideas to help me to make a decision for the style that would be s uitable for my wedding day. An extremely rude man spoke up in a very loud voice and made what I though were very degrading c omments to me. That made me extremely embarrassed. I walked out, choosing to take my business elsewhere to a salon that wants t o accommodate their customers and make t hen feel very comfortable in their establishment. The salon I chose to work with did a s uperb job and went the extra mile to make my special day perfect.High school I went to check my child out early from school at 1:45 p.m. I was instructed b y the student in the guard shack to park in t he parking lot to the left. So by the time I w alked into the school to get my child for an appointment and back to the car I found t hat the buses had blocked the entire north entrance and I could not get out. I could not leave till the buses did. I was so upset that I c ould not see straight. What if I had an ext reme emergency and needed to get out? Or better yet, what if an emergency vehicle needed to get in the north entrance?  It’s always funny how parents want t heir kid out of school 2 minutes before t he nal bell and can’t understand why the s chool can’t respond on time to their liking. Most of the time they just want to get their kid out rst. The ones that appointments affect will get there earlier to get their kid out b efore the mass exodus.  The school has a schedule it must go b y and can’t bend its rules to bene t yours. Consider it a lesson learned.  Had there been an emergency, emergency vehicles could have entered through t he south gate. There would have been no problem, so rest assured that no one would have gone without care.School days Here’s an idea. Let’s spend school time teaching and learning. Let’s not spend the day holding a book fair. Some parents do not have the money to spend on these things. If you must have a book fair, do it after school rather than taking up learning time. The same goes for selling those knick-knack things and overpriced candy. I do not have the time or the money. Instead of spending hours for weeks going over school rules and forms, like my high school student has, send it all home and let’s have class time. Students need to be prepared for college. Instead of having a pep rally every week for football, let’s have a monthly pep rally for school spirit and honor all the teams and academic successes of that month. Why is football given so much emphasis and not the other activities? I mean, I love football, but there are other things just as important.Grandparents Day It was cute that the school invited grandparents to come for a program. But I always feel a little sorry for the kids whose grandparents live too far away to attend or whose grandparents are no longer with us.Happy Halloween I see some businesses are already collecting candy for the Halloween party at the Agri-Civic Center. I hope that all of those who plan to take their kids to the party remember to donate a bag or two of candy. If every family who attends the party donated a bag of candy, there would be more than enough to go around. Don’t just show up with an empty bag and expect everyone else to provide the treats.4-H and FFA I think it is nice that the 4-H clubs honored the FFA teachers. In so many places 4-H and FFA are competitors but in Okeechobee they work together. Many of the FFA students are also in 4-H clubs. There is no reason they can’t be in both. Everyone works together to bene t the kids and that is how it should be.Pet/Rescue If you have old towels, sheets, blankets, rugs, dog beds or mats, please don’t throw them away. Bring them to the Humane Society/Pet Rescue on U.S. Highway 98 (next to the Livestock Market. Excessive speedI am writing this letter in regards to speeding and the dangers and consequences it may cause. On Aug. 11, I was on my way to a friend’s house from Miami to Orlando driving on Interstate 95. With the music turned up and my friend and I singing, I was not paying attention to how fast I was going. Before I knew it, there was a police of cer behind me instructing me to pull over. When he asked for my license, registration and insurance card. I asked him what I did wrong. He informed me that I was doing 107 mph in a 70 mph speed zone. I couldn’t believe it when he told me, I didn’t even realize I was going that fast. The of cer gave me a ticket for speeding and had me call my mother and inform he r of what happened. As I called and told he r what had happened, she started crying and telling me what could have happened and how dangerous it was. Listening to how upset my mother was, I realized so many things could have gon e wrong. I will always be aware of obeying th e speed limit from now on and share my stor y with the ones I love and make them awar e as well. Looking back, I don’t think I could eve r forgive myself of the possibilities that could have happened to me or anyone else on th e road. Sincerely, Desiree Baker Wednesday, September 21, 2011 4 Okeechobee News OPINION Public Forum/Speak Out Letter to the editor To Reach UsAddress: 107 S.W. 17th Street, Suite D Okeechobee, FL34974 Website: www.newszap.comTo Submit NewsThe Okeechobee News welcomes submissions from its readers. Opinions, calendar items, stories ideas and photographs are welcome. Call (863) 763-3134 to reach our newsroom. 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Okeechobee News USPS 406-160 Published 3 times a week: Sunday, Wednesday and Friday by Independent Newspapers, Inc. 107 S.W. 17th Street, Suite D € Okeechobee, FL34974 Periodicals Postage Paid at Okeechobee, FL34974 POSTMASTER: Send address changes to Okeechobee News Circulation Administration PO Box 7011 € Dover, DE 19903StaffEditor: Katrina Elsken Circulation Manager: Janet Madray Publisher: Tom ByrdOur PurposeƒThe Okeechobee News is published by Independent Newspapers of Florida. 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 paid, the company is able to thrive on profit margins below industry standards. All after-tax 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.We Pledgeƒ€To operate this newspaper as a public trust €To help our community become a better place to live and work, through our dedication to conscientious journalism. €To provide the information citizens need to make their own intelligent decisions about public issues. €To report the news with honesty, accuracy, purposeful neutrality, fairness, objectivity, fearlessness and compassion. €To use our opinion pages to facilitate community debate, not to dominate it with our own opinions. €To disclose our own conflicts of interest or potential conflicts to our readers. €To correct our errors and to give each correction the prominence it deserves. €To provide a right to reply to those we write about. €To treat people with courtesy, respect and compassion. MEMBER OF: 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! Tonight, Wednesday, Sept. 21 is the last night of revival services at Point of Light Fellowship Church, 15399 S.R. 78 in Lakeport. The speaker will be Bishop Bennie Jones. The Okeechobee Ministerial Association will sponsor their September prayer walks at 6 p.m. on Tuesday evenings. The Sept. 27 prayer walk will include Okeechobee High School, Raulerson Hospital, Everglades Elementary and Okeechobee Health Care. Those participating should meet at the agpole at Okeechobee High School at 6 p.m. The Okeechobee Seventhday Adventist Church will host a 5K walk on Sept. 25 to help raise awareness of childhood obesity. It will begin at 9 a.m., at pier 7. (the shing pier) Participants are asked to come prepared to make a donation to Big Lake Mission (money or non-perishable foods).The Okeechobee News welcomes news from area churches for this column. E-mail okeenews@ newszap.com@ or call Pete Gawda at 863-763-3134, extension 4225. Ministerial Association sponsors Prayer Walk Places ofWorship Today: Scattered showers and thunderstorms after noon. Partly sunny, with a high near 90. East wind between 5 and 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30 percent. Tonight: Isolated showers and thunderstorms before 11 p.m. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 72. East wind around 5 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20 percent.Extended ForecastThursday: Scattered showers and thunderstorms after noon. Partly sunny, with a high near 90. East wind between 5 and 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 50 percent. Thursday night: Scattered showers and thunderstorms before 11 p.m. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 73. East wind around 5 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30 percent. Okeechobee Forecast Pet of the WeekMaggie is a female Shepherd mix. She is a medium size young dog. Maggie is full of fun, does well with other dogs. She is housebroken, spayed and vaccinated. Adoption fee is $135. For more information, call 863-357-1104. Special to the Okeechobee News/ Pet Rescue


2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 20112012 MillagePer$1,0000.3060 ProjectedTaxRoll$1,468,800,512 95%Collections$1,395,360,486TOTALESTIMATEDREVENUES:BUDGETTaxes:MillagePer$ 1000426,980 $ INTERESTINCOME9,000 $ TOTALSOURCES 435,980 $ FundBalances/Reserves/NetAssets 1,049,357 $ 1,485,337 $ EXPENDITURES AGENCYALLOCATIONS370,250 $ ANNUALAUDIT/ACCOUNTING9,000 $ COMMUNITYCOLLABORATIVE8,000 $ COMMUNITYSCHOLARSHIPS72,500 $ GRANTEXPANSIONPROJECT145,468 $ HUMANSERVICES20,000 $ MEDICALLYNEEDY15,000 $ OTHERPROJECTS/EXPENSES45,000 $ PROPERTYAPPRAISER22,160 $ SPECIALPROJECTS75,000 $ SUMMERPROJECTS175,000 $ TAXCOLLECTOR8,540 $ TOTALEXPENDITURES 965,918 $ FUNDBALANCE/ANDTRANSFER/RESERVES 519,419 $ TOTALAPPROPRIATEDEXPENDITURES TRANSFERS,RESERVES&BALANCES 1,485,337 $ THETENTATIVE,ADOPTED,AND/ORFINALBUDGETSAREONFILEINTHEOFFICE OFTHEABOVEMENTIONEDTAXINGAUTHORITYASAPUBLICRECORD.BUDGETSUMMARY ChildrenServicesCouncilofOkeechobeeFiscalYear THEPROPOSEDOPERATINGBUDGETEXPENDITURESOFTHECHILDRENAdValorumTaxes0.3060 PUBLISH: 9/21/2011 PUBLISH: 9/21/2011 THE PROPOSED OPERATING BUDGET EXPENDITURES OF THE CHILDREN SERVICES COUNCIL OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY ARE 1.6% LESS THAN LAST YEARS TOTAL OPERATING EXPENDITURES Millage Per $1,0000.3060 Projected Tax Roll$1,468,800,512 95% Collections$1,395,360,486NOTICE OF BUDGET HEARINGThe Childrens Services Council of Okeechobee has tentatively adopted a budget for 2011-2012. Apublic hearing to make a FINALDECISION on the budget AND TAXES will be held on:September 26, 2011 at 5:01 p.m. at Okeechobee County School Board 700 S.W. 2nd Avenue, Room 303 Okeechobee, Florida 34974PUBLISH: 09/21/11, Okeechobee News, Okeechobee, FL 5 Okeechobee News September 21, 2011 By Pete GawdaOkeechobee News Current plans call a large portion of Okeechobee and Osceola counties to be considered for conservation purposes. The planners of the proposed Everglades Headwaters National Wildlife Preserve and Conservation Area, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, are looking at a large section of Okeechobee County to be potentially included in the preserve. According to the map that is part of the draft report on the project, over 35,000 acres in Okeechobee County is under consideration for purchase or lease. Immediately to the north, an even larger area, 90 square miles, is being considered in Osceola County. The land under consideration in Osceola County consists of property south of S.R. 60 and west of the Florida Turnpike. Throughout the planning process of cials of the wildlife service have stressed that they will only be dealing with willing buyers or leasers. The project will consist of up to 50,000 acres that are bought outright by the w ildlife service. On an additional 100,000 acres conservation rights will be leased. Those property owners will still have use of their property, with some restrictions, and the property will stay on the tax rolls. The estimated cost of the project is $625 million. That gure is based on buying 50,000 acres of ranchland at $5,000 per acre and leasing conservation easements on 100,000 acres at $3,750 per acre. The funding will come from user fees, the proceeds from the disposal of surplus public lands, the federal tax on motor boat fuels and oil and gas lease revenues. The property in Okeechobee County being considered is in the northern part of the county immediately south of the Osceola County line between U.S. 441 and Kissimmee Prairie State Park and south of the park between Viking and the Kissimmee River. The 25 square miles of Viking will not be included in the project. The two largest single properties in the county are each about 12,000 acres. One is owned by the Okeechobee Partnership whose mailing address is a post of ce box in Wachula. It is on the Osceola County line, west of U.S. 441. The Pat J. Corrigan Family Limited Partnership, with a mailing address in Vero Beach, owns 11,991 acres south of Kissimmee Prairie State Park and east of the Kissimmee River. West of the Okeechobee Partnership is the 2,261 acres owned by Powell Brothers who have a barge terminal in Dania. This land was once part of the Tiger Cattle Company. J. S. Powell, Jr. one of the owners, stated that while the owners have received a manual on the prosed project, no one has approached them to lease or purchase their land. Abingdon Holdings LTD of Fort Pierce has 3,634 acres south of the Powell Brothers' property that the wildlife service is interested in. About 2,000 of the acres under consideration are owned by the Harvey family. The smallest parcel of land under consideration in the county is owned by the Banyon Lodge Limited Corporation of Fort Pierce. "The conservation value of the Everglades Headquarters is tremendous," Cindy Dohner, southeast regional director for the wildlife service, stated in a press release. "Working with great partners like the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and private landowners, the opportunities are enormous to preserve and restore wildlife and their habitats, provide additional outdoor recreation, improve water resources, and help sustain the ranching heritage, economy and land stewardship in central Florida." Details of the proposal can be viewed at www.fws.gov/southeast/evergladesheadwaters. The wildlife service is taking pubic comments on the projects until Oct. 24. Comments may be emailed to EvergladesHeadwatersProposal@fws.gov, mailed to P. O. Box 2683, Titusville, FL 32781 or faxed to 321-861-1276. Proposed wildlife refuge could include part of county Gilbert Chevrolet announces the arrival of the Chevrolet Volt. The Volt is the rst massproduced electric vehicle; it is an electric car that uses a combination of fuel and electricity. Using a quiet onboard gas generator to provide electric power, its range can total up to 375 miles on a fully charged battery and gets about 95-mpg. Since Volt can drive initially on electric range for 35 miles, it uses signi cantly less fuel than a traditional gaspowered car, and has reduced tailpipe emissions. Generally, electricity is a cleaner source of power than gas. Using electricity to help fuel automobiles can drastically reduce tailpipe emissions and decrease dependence on oil. The Volt can be charged from a standard outlet for on average $1.50 per day, around the same cost as running a common household appliance. Chevrolet has designed the 16-kWh lithium-ion battery pack speci cally for use in electric vehicles. It combines the power of 288 lithium-ion battery cells to create a durable and reliable power source. The Volt battery pack went through numerous environment-speci c test including corrosion and hotand cold-weather testing. The pack is backed by a 100,000 mile/8-year Battery and Voltec Component Warranty. The Volt has been honored with such accolades as Motor Trend 2011 Car of the Year, 2011 North American Car of the Year, 2011 Green Car of the Year, and many more. In addition to saving money at the fuel pump, purchasing the Volt may qualify consumers for a tax credit of up to $7,500 for consumers and businesses. Gilbert Chevrolet is proud to showcase the Chevrolet Volt at The High Voltage Event Saturday, Sept. 24. For this Ride and Drive event a test track will be set up to allow an opportunity for local residents to experience this brand new technology. Electric car in Okeechobee


2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 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.Helen M. Wallace, 88OKEECHOBEE — Helen M. Wallace, age 88, died Saturday, Sept. 17, 2011, at the Hamrick Home. Born in Renton, Wash., Helen had been a resident of Okeechobee since 1948. For several years, she was employed with the Okeechobee School System in Food Service. During WWII, Helen served her country and the Armed Forces as one of the many “Rosie the Riveters” building aircraft. She was preceded in death by her husband, Thurman Wallace; and a sister, Annis Harper. Survivors include a son, Daniel (Jan) E. Raulerson of Okeechobee; two grandchildren, Jason and Amy Raulerson; and two greatgrandchildren, Zack Stanley and Sara Raulerson. Graveside services were on Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2011, at Evergreen Cemetery. In lieu of owers, friends may make memorial donations to Hospice of Okeechobee, P.O. Box 1548, Okeechobee, Florida 34973. Friends may send online condolences at www.buxtonseawinds.com. All arrangements are under the care and direction of Matthew and Paul Buxton of Buxton-Seawinds Funeral Home, 3833 SE 18th Terrace, Okeechobee, Florida.Margaret G. Bodden, 85OKEECHOBEE — Margaret G. Bodden, age 85, died Monday, Sept. 19, 2011, at Raulerson Hospital. She is survived by her son, Asquith “Denny” (Sherri) Bodden II; three grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Services will be 10 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 24, 2011, at Treasure Island Baptist Church. Friends may send online condolences at www.buxtonseawinds.com. All arrangements are under the care and direction of Matthew and Paul Buxton of Buxton-Seawinds Funeral Home, 3833 SE 18th Terrace, Okeechobee, Florida.Robert R. Johnston Sr., 85OKEECHOBEE — Robert R. Johnston Sr., age 85, died Sept. 16, 2011, at the Hamrick Residence in Okeechobee. He was a resident of Okeechobee coming from Port St. Lucie earlier this year. During his lifetime he was a craftsman woodworker. He proudly served his country in the US Navy during WWII as an Electrician’s Mate Third Class. Mr. Johnston is survived by his wife, Nannie of Okeechobee; a stepson, Wendell Hannon (Diane), also of Okeechobee; and ve step grandchildren. There are no services scheduled at this time. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Okeechobee, PO Box 1548, Okeechobee, FL 34973. Friends may sign the guest book and leave condolences at www.BassOkeechobeeFH.com All arrangements are entrusted to the loving care of the Bass Okeechobee Funeral Home, 205 NE 2nd Street, Okeechobee, FL 34972.Pedro Juan LopezDeharo Sr., 51OKEECHOBEE — Pedro Juan LopezDeharo Sr., age 51, of Okeechobee died Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2011, at Lawnwood Hospital, Fort Pierce. Pedro was a long time resident of Okeechobee; born in Puerto Rico, moving to Brooklyn, N.Y., as a child. Pedro is survived by his loving and long time companion, Maria Rodriguez; son, Pedro LopezDeharo Jr.; mother, Dilia Vargas (James Cosgriff); father, Pedro Luis LopezDeharo, Sr.; step children, Kristy Duarte and Miguel Rodriguez; granddaughters, Isis and Nani; and brothers, Richard Ortiz (Gloria) and Luis Eduardo Ortiz. Friends may sign the guest book at www.Bassokeechobeefuneralhome.com. All arrangements are entrusted to the care of Bass Okeechobee Funeral Home, 205 NE 2nd St., Okeechobee. W ilbur Karey Penn, 59OKEECHOBEE — Wilbur Karey Penn, 59, passed away peacefully on Sept. 19, 2011, at Columbia Hospital in West Palm Beach. Karey graduated from Okeechobee High School and was a paramedic at Raulerson Hospital in Okeechobee. He was a veteran and served in the U.S. Army. Karey was a painter and professional truck driver. His favorite pastime was playing his guitar and singing. He loved the bands he played in and his buddies. Fishing in the waters around Okeechobee brought him solace and serenity. He did so love nature. Karey is survived by his daughter, Brittany Nicole Parr; and two granddaughters, Katie and Kylee Terry of Okeechobee; sisters, Wilda (Don) Hall of Pensacola and Selina Jane (John) Abney of Gainesville; two nieces, Victoria (Bill) Brock and Cynthia (Todd) Aceto of Pensacola. Karey had one great-niece and three great-nephews. A lso many cousins and loving friends. He was preceded in death by his father, Wilbur K. Penn Sr.; mother, Bernice Hazel Hollon; and step-father, Cecil Hollon. A grandson, Ayden Parr, also preceded him in death. A memorial service will be held at a later date to be announced. In lieu of owers, memorial donations may be made to Vitas Hospice or Fisher House both in W est Palm Beach. We will miss his great relaxed nature; his love of family and friends; his laughter and great sense of humor. He loved life and having a good time. He taught us much. Our hearts are broken, but he is in a wonderful place and at peace. His struggles are over. We would like to express our gratitude to those who cared for Karey. St. Mary ASLF staff (who became family and friends) for their great love! Also, staff of Vitas for their wonderful care at home ASFL and at Columbia Hospital. Thank y ou all. Karey is free! Arrangements by All County Funeral Home and Crematory. S u p p lem e nt to th e Ok e e c ho b e e N ew s € J a nu a ry 28 2 0 1 1 € A lso A v a ila ble O nlin e a t n e w sz a p.c o m S u p p l e m e n t t o t h e O k e e ch o b e e N e w s A u g u s t 1 7 2 0 1 1D D r r . 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Everyone is invited.4-H starts up Cooking ClubThe Kick-Off meeting of the new 4-H Cooking Club for boys and girls ages 8-18 is scheduled for Wednesday, Sept. 21 The club will meet in the Extension Of ce Kitchen at 7 p.m. Regular meetings will be the 2nd and 3rd Wednesdays of the month at 7 p.m., same location. Parents are encouraged to participate, and volunteers are welcome. Please contact Diane Conwa y 863.634.7840, email Dianzmail@yahoo. com or the Okeechobee Extension Of ce 863.763.6469 for more information. Hope to see you there!American Legion to hostThe American Legion Riders Post 64 will host $1 day on Thursday, Sept. 22 We offer a large variety of items from beans and corn bread to hamburgers. Food will be served from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Music with Cowbo y Jody will be from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Everyone is invited to join the fun.Senior/parent informational workshop at OHSA special night has been scheduled for the graduating class of 2012 and their parents. All parents of seniors are urged to attend on Thursday, Sept. 22 at 6:30 p.m. in the Lecture Hall at Okeechobee High School. Parents will be given information about senior expenses, graduation requirements, FCAT retakes, discussion of the college admissions process, details about visiting colleges, work programs, information about Florid a Bright Futures Program, SAT/ACT information, scholarship information, questions you should ask when visiting different post-secondary institutions, and important tips that parents and seniors need to know to have a successful senior year and a successful rst year at a post-secondary institution. This is an excellent opportunity for parents to as k questions that are pertinent for all seniors.Hospice to host Yard SaleHospice of Okeechobee’s next yard sale will be on Wednesday Sept. 21 and Thursday Sept. 22 from 8 a.m. until noon. The yard sale is located at the corner of SE 4th Street and SE 3rd Ave. For information call 863-467-2321 or see our web page: www. hospiceofokeechobee.org and click on Events tab. Friends of Lake to meetFriends of Lake Okeechobee will meet on Sept. 22 at 7 p.m., at the Holiday Inn o f Okeechobee (3101 US Hwy. 441 S., Okeechobee). Please come with your concerns and ideas to help. Everyone is welcome. Call 937-728-1344 for questions or details. Community Events


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By Charles M. MurphyOkeechobee News Maranda Serrano had 13 kills and nine service points as she adjusted to a new position as the Okeechobee High School volleyball team blasted Port St. Lucie 25-11, 2516 and 25-14 on Monday night in the OHS gym. Paige McCrary had 11 kills and Sarah Davis had four aces, seven digs, and 15 service points to lead the Lady Brahmans to their fourth win in ve decisions. Coach Todd Jones said he felt the girls needed to play better than they did last Thursday when they lost to John Carroll in Fort Pierce. "This was the team I expected to see," Coach Todd Jones said, "Against John Carroll we gave up some long runs where they pulled away and you can't afford that in this game." Okeechobee took the lead in the rst and third games by wide margins. Okeechobee led (8-2) in the rst game, and (7-2) in the third game. The second game was close for awhile as Port St. Lucie and Okeechobee were tied (9-9) before the Lady Brahmans pulled away. Serrano said she really felt good about moving from middle to outside hitter and has liked how she has played this year. "Being on the left side gives me more advantages as a hitter. I feel like I'm doing a lot better. I have more opportunity to hit the ball." Serrano said the Lady Brahmans were better at the net because of their height and experience. Darby Jones had seven digs for Okeechobee while Rebekah Bryan added two service aces. Okeechobee competes in the East Coast Challenge Tournament at Martin County and Jensen Beach starting on Friday, Sept. 23. Coach Jones said the tournament includes top teams like Cardinal Gibbons, ranked fourth in the nation, and Martin County, ranked 33rd in the nation. Serrano said she and the girls are also looking forward to some great competition. "We've been ready to play volleyball against other teams. I felt we responded well from our rst loss." The Brahman junior varsity team has also experienced success this year. The (7-2) Brahmans defeated Port St. Lucie 2512 and 25-22. They also nished third out o f 12 teams at a recent tournament hosted b y Park Vista High School. The Lady Brahmans lost to John Carroll 18-25, 17-25, 25-22, and 20-15 on Sept. 15 in Fort Pierce. Rebekah Bryan had a strong game for Okeechobee (3-1) as she had 16 kills, 13 digs and four service aces. Maranda Serrano had eight kills and Paige McCrary added six kills at the net. On defense Darby Jones and Maci Thomas each had 13 digs. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 The Children of Pastor Richard E.& Annette Whipple invite you to share in their parents 60th Wedding Anniversary Saturday,September 24,2011Holiday Inn Express 3101 Highway 441 South,Okeechobee,Florida 34974Calling Hours from 2pm to 6pm Please join our family for food,fun,fellowship and fond memories Savings Stacked High. REAL HIGH . 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Lincoln Park swept the Brahmans (10071) in the boy's match and (109-61) in the girls match. OHS defeated Port St. Lucie (149-15) in the girls match and (129-26) in the boy's match. Brahman Swim Coach Brian Turner said he felt Lincoln Park has an excellent squad this year, "They have a very good team. They will compete for district and regional titles this year. They are very well coached and have a lot of experienced swimmers," he added. Top performances for Okeechobee in the boys match included the 200 medley relay which nished in second place, the 200 freestyle relay which nished rst, and the 400 freestyle relay which also nished rst. Ben Kielbasa nished second in the 200 freestyle, and Ryan Reister won the 50 freestyle and nished third in the 100 butter y race. Dustin Houston nished second in the 100 backstroke and won the 100 freestyle. Jason Rucks nished second in the 100 breaststroke. Anupsinh Chauhan nished third in the 50 freestyle. Top performers for the Okeechobee girls swim team included Jessica Wackler who won the 200 freestyle and nished second in the 200 freestyle. Sage Douglas nished second in the 200 freestyle. Kathryn Van Beek nished third in the 50 freestyle and Savannah Whitlock nished second in the 100 freestyle and third in the 200 individual medley. Hunter Bosworth nished third in the 100 butter y and Jordan Bolan nished third in the 100 freestyle. Emilie Lege took second place in the 100 breaststroke. Okeechobee also placed in the 200 freestyle relay and 400 freestyle relay. Coach Turner said his team's improvement over the past four years really showed in the dominant victory over Port St. Lucie. He said Port St. Lucie looks a lot like the Brahmans did when he started as coach four years ago. "It was good for our kids to see how their hard work has paid off and that they have accomplished something," he said, "Taking a program from nothing to a contender is not an easy task and with every step it becomes more dif cult but we have built the foundation for the future and hopefully within the next two to three years we can look like Lincoln Park." OHS swim team defeats Port St. Lucie Okeechobee News/ Charles MurphySarah Davis led the Brahmans in digs and service points against Port St. Lucie on Monday. Okeechobee News/ Charles MurphyNick Kielbasa of Okeechobee High School nished second in the 200 freestyle in the OHS swim meet with LPA on Thursday, Sept. 15.


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In all cases of questionable value, such as promises of guaranteed income from work-athome programs if it sounds too good to be true, chances are that it is. If you have questions or doubts about any ad on these pages, we advise that before responding or sending money ahead of time, you check with the Better Business Bureau at 772-878-2010 for previous complaints. Some 800 and 900 telephone numbers may require an extra charge, as well as long distance toll costs. We will do our best to alert our reader of these charges in the ads, but occasionally we may not be aware of the charges. Therefore, if you call a number out of your area, use caution. For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Excavation CLEARING & HAULING Dump Truck, Back Hoe & Bobcat Services by Jason Summerford (863)634-7771 Your new home could be in todays paper. Have you looked for it? For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Pets/SuppliesYorkipoo Puppies Toys Adorable 8 wks, Shots/health cert./Reg. papers. Champagne male, Black Male $450 ea. Female $500 cash. (863)610-2725 For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Apartments 2 Bd. rm./1 Ba. Duplex, New Carpet, Located in the City, Lawn & Garbage Included. $400 Moves You In! (863)634-8331 2 BD/1BA Duplex in town. No Pets! First, Last and Security. $550.00/mo. Call 863-634-2820 AFFORDABLE APART. IN TOWN 2BR/1.5 Bath 1 Block north of Walmart Carpet/Tile All Appliances,W/D on each oor, Clean/Newly Painted Call 863-763-8878 $600 mo.,$300 Sec. BEAUTIFUL 2 Bedroom CBS, Large kitchen, new carpet, screen room, utility room. $700 mo. includes water, lawn and garbage. (863)467-2784 BEAUTIFUL 2BR Close to town. Newly renovated. Only $700 mo. includes water. Pets okay upon approval. Call 561-255-4377 Apartments Beautiful Samantha’s Garden Apartments 2BR/2BA, in town, W&D, $800 mo. + $500 sec. Call (863)634-5780 or (863)467-9250 NEW DUPLEX 3/2, in the city limits, Avail Immed. $900/mo + 1st, & deposit. (863)465-0053 Oak Lake Apartments, 2BR, 1.5BA, 2 story, fenced patio, washer, dryer, very clean. $650 rst, last, and $500 sec. (863)634-3312 or 634-3313. OKEECHOBEE TRIPLEX clean, 2 BR, 2 BA, W/D hook-up, patio, privacy fence, no pets. $690 mo. + $500 security deposit. Free trash and lawn maint. (417)848-3424 or (417)848-6360 OKEECHOBEELarge 1 Br/ 1 Ba. 1st and last. $600 per mo. Deposit $400. In town. Call 863-467-8705 Houses-Rent 3 BD/1BA House on 1 acre in Dixie Ranch Acres. No Pets! First, Last & Security $800.00/mo. Call 863-634-2820 3/2 CBS Corner House in City Limits, A/C, Heat, Carport. Outside Pets Only. $700 a month, First, Last and Security. Call 863-634-8942 3/2/2 For Lease Available Nov. 1st. On 2 Acres, 3,900 sq. ft., new home $1,300 a month, F/L/S. Call 863-214-3658 3bd/2ba on 1 acre Located in Lazy 7 $1,200 a month 1st, last and security Call for more info 863-763-6912 Shop here first! The classified ads Houses-Rent AFFORDABLE New Houses, 3/1/1 = $900, 3/2/2 = $1200, Large yards. Bring pets. Jacuzzi tub included. Call 561-723-2226 Furnished 1/1 or 2/1 in Kings Bay with garage, washer and dryer starting at $650 per month, plus utilities call 863-467-4371 OKEE 3/2, $598 mo. Beautiful ranch setting located 12 miles N.E. of town. Water, Lawn, pest, and trash incl. Pasture avail. Recently remodeled. Move in special. Mon-Fri. 863-467-9800. No Pets. OKEECHOBEE 3 Br/2 ba. Otter Creek. W/D, replace. On 1 acre. Pet friendly. $650 mo. 1st/sec. 863-634-0042. OKEECHOBEE 4br, 2ba, tile throughout, $800 mo. & up. 1st & sec. moves you in. (561)248-3888 or (863)599-0156 OfficeSpace RentOFFICE SPACE FOR RENT (863)763-8565 For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Houses-Sale Owner Financing3 bdrm 2 bath house on 1 acre $3,500.00 down $931.42 a month. 2bdrm/1bath house $2,500.00 down $731.83 a month. Call Beverley 863-634-2820 Love the earth Recycle your used items by selling them in the classifieds. Houses-SaleTREASURE ISLAND LARGE 4BR, 2BA, CBS house on the water. $159,000 TREASURE ISLAND LARGE 3BR, 2BA Dblwide w/screened pool, many upgrades, on the water. $149,000 or will lease for $1200 mo. NW 5th STREET LARGE 3BR, 1BA, CBS house, new ceramic tile through out. $99,000 or will lease for $800 mo. Call 863-634-9119 Land-Sale INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITY 153 acre Valencia Citrus Grove. In Hendry County, Fla. This is an older producing grove in need of TLC. Some equipment goes with sale. Micro Jet system in good shape. (1) 12” deep well, (1) large Discharge pump, (1) pump for freeze protection. The grove is for sale in whole or half interest to the right party. Call or email owner at: glades@vistanet.net or 863-699-0659. Serious inquiries only. For more listings, go to www.newszap.com MobileHome Rent 2 Bedroom/1 Bath, Gated Community, 55 & Above, Pool, Club House, etc. Furnished $500 a mo. First and Last. Call 863-610-1602 BUCKHEAD RIDGE Dbl. Wide 2 BR, 2 BA, C/Air. $495 mo. No pets. Yearly lease plus sec. (863)763-4031 12 Okeechobee News September 21, 2011 READING A NEWSPAPER HELPS YOU UNDERSTAND THE WORLD AROUND YOU. Looking for a place to hang your hat? Look no further than the classifieds.


MobileHome Rent LAKEPORT: 3 BR, 2 BA, Bonus Room, Washer & Dryer. Screen Porch. $600 mo. + Security deposit. (573)686-6145 or (573)718-8074 V ery Nice 2bd/1.5bath MH in TI,C/A/H,W/D hook up,large front screened porch,large attached shed on nice large lot. $600 monthly plus $600 security. 863-357-7409 or 863-447-0616 MobileHomeSale 1986 16x60 Mobile Home 2bd/2ba, Screened room, shed and carport, Located in a 55+ mobile home park asking $21,000 call for more info 863-763-3560 BANK REPO’S Starting at $15,000 Mobile Home Angels 561-721-2230 OKEECHOBEELg. 3br/ 2ba DW, w/14x40 addition, metal roof, FP, 11x20 shop, on Canal. Covered dock & slip. Sprinklers, $75K O.B.O. 772-321-1835 or 772-664-6799. Palm Harbor Homes RED TAG SALE Over 10 Stock Units Must Go. Save Up To 35K! 800-622-2832 For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Motorcycles 2003 Harley-Davidson FAT BOY 2003 Harley-Davidson Fat Boy 100th Anniversary FLSTFI black 12,800 miles $5300 No time wasters! WARDEN334@GMAIL.COM $5,300.00 One mans trash is another mans treasure. Turn your trash to treasure with an ad in the classifieds. Buying a car? Look in the classifieds. Selling a car? Look in the classifieds. Grab a bargain from your neighbors garage, attic, basement or closet in todays classifieds. How fast can your car go? It can go even faster when you sell it in the classifieds. Get a quick response to any item you may be selling with a classified ad. For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Automobiles1999 LEXUS RX 300 143,400 miles Millennium Silver Metallic, SUV. Good Condition, Single owner, RX 300 Leather Seats, Aluminum Wheels. V6/Automatic. Exterior Paint Looks Good, No accidents. Radio/CD with disc changer Power front Seats. Sun-roof, Cruise, security, remote entry (loaded) Air Conditioning| Anti-Lock Brakes. $8,400 /or best offer (863)824-2973 or (863)357-2156 FourWheelDrive Mud Truck 1982 Ford F-150 4X4 low gears $1,000 obo. Set of four 18’ custom universal rims $650. Call 863-214-3658 For more listings, go to www.newszap.com PublicNotice Attention Comcast customers in Belle Glade / Pahokee, Okeechobee, and each of their surrounding areas: Effective September 11, 2011, the following change occurred to your channel lineup: • Hola TV, Digital Limited Basic channel 212, went off the air and will no longer be available. GENERAL INFORMATION: After a notice of a re-tiering of a video service, you may change your level of service at no additional charge for a period of 30 days from the effective date of the change. Otherwise, changes in the services you receive at your request may be subject to the upgrade or downgrade charge listed on the annual rate card. Prices are exclusive of applicable franchise fees and related costs, FCC user fees and taxes. For customers with commercial accounts or bulk rate arrangements, some product, pricing and other information may not apply. Upon proper notice, all pricing, programming, channel locations and packaging are subject to change. If you have any questions or concerns, please call 800-COMCAST (800-266-2278). 398074 ON 9/21 CGS 9/22/2011 NOTICE UNDER FICTITIOUS NAME LAWNotice is hereby given that the undersigned, pursuant to the “Fictitious Name Statute,” will register with Florida Department of State, Division of Corporations the ctitious name, to wit: Swampkatz Under which we expect to engage in business at: 20025 N.W. 276th Street Okeechobee, Fl 34972 In the City of Okeechobee/County of Okeechobee, Florida That the parties interested in said Business enterprise are: Helen M. Lipscomb Dated at Okeechobee, Okeechobee County, Florida this the 19th day of Sept. 2011 By: Helen M. Lipscomb398154 ON 9/21/2011 PublicNotice NOTICE OF ANNUAL LANDOWNERS AND REGULAR MEETING OF THE COQUINA WATER CONTROL DISTRICT NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN TO ALL OWNERS OF LANDS LOCATED WITHIN THE BOUNDARIES OF THE COQUINA WATER CONTROL DISTRICT THAT, PURSUANT TO APPLICABLE LAW, A MEETING OF THE LANDOWNERS OF THE COQUINA WATER CONTROL DISTRICT WILL BE HELD ON WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 12, 2011 AT 9:00 A.M. AT THE ADMINISTRATION ANNEX BUILDING, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY EXTENSION OFFICE, LARGE CONFERENCE ROOM, 458 HIGHWAY 98 N., OKEECHOBEE, FLORIDA, FOR THE FOLLOWING PURPOSES: 1. ELECT ONE SUPERVISOR; 2. RECEIVING ANNUAL REPORTS AND TAKING SUCH ACTION WITH RESPECT THERETO AS THE LANDOWNERS MAY DETERMINE; AND 3. TRANSACTING SUCH OTHER BUSINESS AS MAY PROPERLY COME BEFORE THE BOARD. IMMEDIATELY FOLLOWING, THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS FOR COQUINA WATER CONTROL DISTRICT WILL HOLD A BOARD OF SUPERVISOR MEETING AT 9:30A.M. A COPY OF THE PROPOSED AGENDA MAY BE OBTAINED UPON REQUEST FROM THE UNDERSIGNED. IF ANY PERSON DECIDES TO APPEAL ANY DECISION BY THE BOARD WITH RESPECT TO ANY MATTER CONSIDERED AT SUCH MEETING; THAT PERSON WILL NEED A RECORD OF THE PROCEEDINGS AND FOR SUCH PURPOSES THAT PERSON MAY NEED TO ENSURE THAT A VERBATIM RECORD OF THE PROCEEDINGS, WHICH INCLUDES THE TESTIMONY AND EVIDENCE UPON WHICH THE APPEAL IS TO BE BASED, IS MADE. ANY PERSON WISHING TO SPEAK AT THE MEETING MUST HAVE THEIR NAME AND TOPIC PLACED ON THE AGENDA ONE WEEK BEFORE THE DATE OF THE MEETING. ALL PROPERTY OWNERS WITHIN THE DISTRICT ARE INVITED TO ATTEND. IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT, PERSONS NEEDING A SPECIAL ACCOMMODATION OR AN INTERPRETER TO PARTICIPATE IN THE PRECEEDINGS SHOULD CONTACT THE DISTRICT’S OFFICES BY CALLING (863)763-4601 AT LEAST TWO (2) DAYS PRIOR TO THE DATE OF THE MEETING. NOTICE: COQUINA WATER CONTROL DISTRICT HAS AN ONGOING AQUATIC SPRAYING PROGRAM, DISTRICT WIDE. WILLARD M. BYARS CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS 17429 NW 242ND STREET OKEECHOBEE, FL 34972 (863)763-4601 OR (863)634-3166 397983 ON 9/21,30/2011NOTICE UNDER FICTITIOUS NAME LAW Notice is hereby given that the undersigned, pursuant to the “Fictitious Name Statue,” will register with Florida Department of State, Division of Corporations the ctitious name, to wit: Hillbetty Out tters Under which we expect to engage in business at: 19786 NW 282nd St Okeechobee, Fl 34972 In the City of Okeechobee/County of Okeechobee, Florida. That the parties interested in said Business enterprises are: Penny M. Anderson Dated at Okeechobee, Okeechobee County, Florida this the 19th day of Sept. 2011 By: Penny M. Anderson 398229 ON 9/21/2011 PublicNotice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File No. 2011-CP059 IN RE: ESTATE OF EDWARD W. SALTZMAN, JR. Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of Edward W. Saltzman, Jr., deceased, whose date of death was December 27, 2010, is pending in the Circuit Court for Okeechobee County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 312 Northwest 3rd Street, Okeechobee, FL 34972. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representative’s attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent’s estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must le their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent’s estate must le their claims with this court IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 19th JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION Case No.: 47-2010-CA-000404 CONSUMER SOLUTIONS 3, LLC, Plaintiff VS. ROBERTO SORHEGUI, ET AL Defendants TO: Roberto Sorhegui 1101 NE 361th St. Ct. Okeechobee, FL 34972 Unknown Spouse of Roberto Sorhegui 1101 NE 361th St., Ct. Okeechobee, FL 34972 Unknown Tenant #1 1101 NE 361th St. Ct. Okeechobee, FL 34972 Unknown Tenant #2 1101 NE 361th St. Ct. Okeechobee, FL 34972 YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action for foreclosure has been led against you regarding the subject property with a legal description, to-wit: LOT 15, Block 7, Lake Montaza Estates, Section Six, According to the Plat thereof 13 Okeechobee News September 21, 2011 ACROSS 1 Leaders in the dugout: Abbr. 5 Univ. hot shot 9 Saran, for one 13 Layered cookie 14 Dainty embroidered mat 15 McKellen and Fleming 16 Breakfast pair 19 Apt to shy, as a horse 20 Like a dark room 21 HBO competitor 22 Japanese sleuth Mr. __ 24 Lunch pair 32 Don, as apparel 33 Keep ones __ the ground 34 Miracle-__: garden product 35 Bickering 36 When Juliet drinks the potion 37 Former Fed chairman Greenspan 38 Incite to attack, with onŽ 39 Rocket engineer Wernher von __ 40 Pilot light site 41 Dinner pair 44 Lotion ingredient 45 Gross!Ž 46 Fancy burger beef 49 Just in case 54 Evening ball game snack pair 57 In __ of: replacing 58 Abated 59 Feedbag fill 60 BenevolentŽ fraternal order 61 Orchestral reed 62 Estimate phrase DOWN 1 Comfy soft shoes 2 Understand, in slang 3 Mortgage payment-lowering strategy, briefly 4 Sentimental place in the heart 5 Fluffy stoles 6 Ho Chi __ 7 Ancient 8 Dancer Charisse 9 Separate grain from chaff 10 __ Julia, who played Gomez Addams 11 Opposed to 12 Hissed Hey, you!Ž 14 Footballs Prime TimeŽ Sanders 17 Whartons __ FromeŽ 18 Perform better than 22 Former quarterback Dan 23 Being aired, as a sitcom 24 Muscle cramp, e.g. 25 Noticeable navel 26 City near Syracuse 27 Ten-year period 28 Stopped slouching 29 Domed Arctic home 30 Want badly, as chocolate 31 Sharpens 36 River of Florence 37 Where to see wild animals in cages 39 Modelers wood 40 Americas Funniest Home VideosŽ host Bob 42 Zodiac bull 43 Adjusted the pitch of, as a piano 46 Skilled 47 Armstrong in space 48 Nerd 49 __ facto 50 Gratis 51 Start of many a letter 52 Diner orders, for short 53 Old U.S. gas 55 Prefix with natal 56 Brylcreem bit By Dan Naddor (c)2009 Tribune Media Services, Inc. 09/29/09 09/29/09 ANSWER TO PREVIOUS PUZZLE: Edited by Rich Norris and Joyce Nichols Lewis xwordeditor@aol.com WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT’S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of rst publication of this notice is September 14, 2011. Attorney for Personal Representative: Kevan Boyles, Esquire Attorney for Roberta C. Saltzman Florida Bar Number: 285854 319 8th Street West Palm Beach, FL 33401 Telephone: (561) 833-2472 Fax: (561) 837-6611 E-Mail: kb@boyleslaw rm.com Personal Representative: Roberta C. Saltzman 6305 NE 2nd Street Okeechobee, Florida 34974 397394 ON 9/14,21/2011 recorded in Plat Book 5, Page 61, Public records of Okeechobee County, Florida Together with that certain mobile home designated as follows: Make : Spec Year 1990 Title Numbers: 49483877 & 9483900 ID Number: FH3611096A & FH3611096B Which Mobile Home is permanently af xed to said land. and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on Gary I. Gassel, Esquire, Plaintiffs attorney, whose address is 2191 Ringling Boulevard, Sarasota, Florida 34237 within thirty [30] days from the rst date of publication. 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. Dated this 15 day of September, 2011. SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK CLERK OF THE COURT BY: Linda F. Young Deputy Clerk 398001 ON 9/21,28/2011 Need a few more bucks to purchase something deer? Pick up some extra bucks when you sell your used items in the classifeids. Crossword Puzzle Celebrations .newszap.com/celebrations For a modest charge, each package includes: Celebrating an anniversary? Share your news in print and online How fast can your car go? It can go even faster when you sell it in the classifieds. Your new car could be in todays paper. Have you looked for it? Earn some extra cash. Sell your used items in the classifieds When doing those chores is doing you in, its time to look for a helper in the classifieds.


V FW announces w eekend plansJoin the good folks at VFW Post 4423 (300 NW 34th St.) on Friday, Sept. 23, where the kitchen will be open 5-9 p.m. with Karaoke 7-10 p.m. Don’t miss Saturday Seafood Night (5-7 p.m.) and karaoke 7-10 p.m. Sunday we w ill be having Lori’s Oven BBQ Chicken 2-4 p.m. for a donation of $6.50 and there will karaoke 6-9 p.m. Be sure to stop by for lots of fun, good food and great people. A merican Legion to host dinner danceThe American Legion Post 64 will host a Friday, Sept. 23 night dinner/dance. We offer sh, chicken and country fried steak with sides. Desert is included. All dinners are $6. Dinner music from 5 to 8 p.m. Everyone is w elcome.Moose holds Jukebox Saturday NightThe Okeechobee Moose Lodge, #1753, at 159 N.W. 36th Street, will serve burgers/ fries or wings, for a $4 donation on Saturday, Sept. 24 from 5:30–7 p.m. The Queen of Hearts Drawing will be held at 7 p.m. Will have a Jukebox Saturday Night with pool.Feathers & Furs 4H hosting Rabbit ClinicFeathers and Furs 4-H club is having a Rabbit Clinic on Saturday, Sept. 24 at Jones Supply, 801 S.W. Park Street, Okeechobee. Contact Cathy Arthur at 863-763-1512 or Cathy Corby at 772-216-8669 for more information.American Legion Riders to host partyThe American Legion Riders Post 64 will be hosting a birthday party/anniversary this Sunday, Sept. 25 beginning at 3 p.m. Covered dish is welcome and some food will be provided. We will have live music with Cowboy Jody. Everyone is invited.Freedom Outreach holds shing tournamentsThe Freedom Outreach shing tournaments will be held on its nal Sunday, Sept. 25 The $80 (cash only) entry fee includes the big sh pot and Classic fund. All tournaments will be held at Okee-Tantie Marina Boat Ramp from safe light until 2 p.m. Scott Driver will be used as a backup if low water occurs. The Classic, on Sunday, Oct. 30, will be a one-day event with a $120 entry fee, cash only. You must sh at least three tournaments to be in the Classic. Register early. Please call 561-719-5989 or 863-6348127 to register or with questions. Masonic Lodge to breakfastThe Masonic Lodge, at 107 N.W. 5th, will hold a breakfast on Sunday, Sept. 25 for $6. The public is welcome and carry outs are available. The traditional eggs and pancakes breakfast menu is available from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m.5k walk planned for Sept. 25The Okeechobee Seventh-day Adventist Church will host a 5K walk on Sunday, Sept. 25 to help raise awareness of childhood obesity. It will begin at 9 a.m., at pier 7. (the shing pier) Participants are asked to come prepared to make a donation to Big Lake Mission (money or non-perishable foods).CCC plans meetingThe Community Collaborative Council of the Okeechobee County Shared Services Network will conduct their monthly meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 27 at 10 a.m., in the board room of the Okeechobee School Board Ofce. Spotlight Speaker: Lenora, Treasure Coast Food Bank and Angela Lowe, Mary’s Shelter. The purpose of the meeting is to allow the community to identify issues, collaborate, and share information regarding services for children and their families. The meeting is open to the public and everyone is welcome to attend. For more information, please call Sharon Vinson at 863-462-5000, Ext. 257. Community Events BUSINESS&SERVICEDIRECTORY A A I R C O N D I T I O N I N G H E A L T H C A R E I N S U R A N C E R E A L E S T A T E W A N T E D T O B U Y H E A L T H & R E A D I N G M A T E R I A L F F U R N I T U R E C O N T R A C T O R A T T O R N E Y S A T T O R N E Y S H A I R C U T S Elliotts Pawn Shop419 W.S. Park St. € 863.763-5553 W e e B u y y S c r a p p G o l d S i l v e r r a n d d C o i n s Skilled Long & Short Term Care Facility J o d y C a r t e r Assistant, C.E.O.230 South Barfield Hwy. € Pahokee Other facilities in Gainesville & Bradenton PHONE: 561-924-5561www.floridacare.net 863-763-67427/24 SERVICE FOR OUR CUSTOMERS208 SW 5thAve. € Okeechobee EMORY WALKER EMORY WALKER CO. INC. CO. INC.Air Conditioning & RefrigerationCAC042747 CAC014022 CAC057129Serving the Lake Area for 40 Years! St. Lic. CACO29420Serving the entire lake area for 25 yearsOur Focus Is To Make You ComfortableŽFREE Estimates Sales € Service € Installation467-1545 763-8391CACO 23499€24/7 Emergency Service€Senior Citizen Discount€ FREE Estimates on System Replacements. We Sell The Best And Service The Rest!Ž HOSKINS, TURCO, LLOYD& LLOYD € Social Security Disability € Veterans Disabilitywww.HoskinsTurco.com212 S. Parrott Ave. Okeechobee, FL34974€ Auto Accidents € Bankruptcy(863) 357-5800 Advertise here! Great place to get noticed! M A R I N A N N o w a c c e p t i n g d o n a t i o n s o f h o u s e h o l d g o o d s Local donations helping Local peopleOkeechobee Campus 7595 NE 128th Ave.Okeechobee,FL(863) 763-4224www.faithfarm.org L O C A L D O N A T I O N S FREE PICKUP P I C K A H E A D I N G Advertise your businesss Cheri Stevens 1 0 5 S W 3r d A v e. 863-467-0418 Tues. -Fri 9-5:30 €Sat. 9-3 € Closed Sun & Mon 14 Okeechobee News September 21, 2011 The following individuals were arrested on felony or driving under the in uence (DUI) charges by the Okeechobee County Sheriff's Of ce (OCSO), the Okeechobee City Police Department (OCPD), the Florida Highw ay Patrol (FHP), the Florida Fish and W ildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) or the Department of Corrections (DOC).  Stephen Rodney Guhl, 63, S.E. 108th Drive, Okeechobee, was arrested Sept. 13 by the OCSO Street Crimes Unit on a North Carolina warrant charging him with a felony sex offense. He is being held without bond.  Conner James Hall, 14, N.W. 43rd Ave., Okeechobee, was arrested Sept. 16 by Detective Rosemary Farless on felony charges of sexual battery (two counts) and lewd and lascivious molestation. He was booked into the Okeechobee County Jail then taken to the St. Lucie Regional Detention Center in Fort Pierce.  Cody Marshall Maupin, 22, N.E. 120th St., Okeechobee, was arrested Sept. 18 by Of cer Chad Troutman on a felony charge of eeing and eluding a law enforcement ofcer, and a misdemeanor charge of racing on a highway. His bond was set at $3,000.  Steven Williams, 19, N.E. 11th Way, Okeechobee, was arrested Sept. 18 by Deputy Sarah Green on an Okeechobee County warrant charging him with violation of probation possession of marijuana over 20 grams. He is being held without bond.  Sandra Torres Garcia, 26, N.W. 45th Terrace, Okeechobee, was arrested Sept. 19 by Deputy Arlene Durbin on an Okeechobee County warrant charging her with violation of probation battery. Her bond was set at $2,500.  Scott Michael Gabor, 43, S.E. 59th Circle, Okeechobee, was arrested Sept. 19 by Deputy Corporal Aric Majere on DOC warrants charging him with violation of probation possession of alprazolam (two counts) and violation of probation possession of oxycodone. He is being held without bond. This column lists arrests and not convictions, unless otherwise stated. Anyone listed here who is later found innocent or has had the charges against them dropped is welcome to inform this newspaper. The information will be con rmed and printed. A rrest Report


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