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Publication Date: 09-25-2011
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Sunday, September 25, 2011 75¢ Plus tax V ol. 102 No. 115 newszap.comFree SpeechFree Ads 10.97 feetLast Year: 14.06 feet Lake Levels S ource: South Florida Water M anagement District. Depth given i n feet above sea level See page 4 for information about how to contact this newspaper.OHS Brahman football ..Page 14 Prayer walk ... Page 9 Dine with the doctor ... Page 8 20% off Any Regularly Priced Items on the Menu!WITH COUPON ONLYExpires 10/1/11 Special to the Okeechobee News/ OHS Drama ClubOHS Drama Club presents playThe Okeechobee High School Drama Club will present, “The Last Night of Ballyhoo,” by Alfred Uhry on Thursday, Sept. 29 at 7:30 p.m., Friday, Sept. 30 at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, Oct. 1, at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. All tickets are $5. For tickets please call Miss Raulerson at 863-462-5025 ext 8011. Tickets will also be sold at the door each performance. In photo at left, Cody Cooper and Maria Zapata rehearsing a scene. Photo at right, Maria Zapata models her ball gown for the play. By Pete GawdaOkeechobee News The new budget of one state agency will directly help the economy and the ecology of this area. There are at least two projects funded in the 2011/12 budget for South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) that will affect the immediate area. The recently approved $576.1 million budget for SFWMD contains $14.3 million for water storage in the Okeechobee County area through public-private partnerships. Under this program, landowners will be paid to store excess water on their property. Eight such projects will be considered at the October meeting of SFWMD Board of Governors. Of these projects, seven will release stored water into Lake Okeechobee and one will release stored water into the St. Lucie Canal. According to Benita Whalen of SFWMD the public-private partnership for water storage is one of the most cost-ef cient nutrient removal programs. These partnerships also help to keep the lake level more stable. Excess rainwater can be stored on private property rather then being dumped into the lake and subsequently released to the Caloosahatchee River and St. Lucie Canal. Several local landowners including Williamson Cattle Company and Syfrett Ranch have been involved in a pilot program of leasing land for water storage. SFWMD projects to bene t countySee SFWMD — Page 5 Commission to name new health department headBy Pete GawdaOkeechobee News Okeechobee County Commissioners will put in a long day on Tuesday with the regular meeting starting on 9 a.m. and the nal public hearing on the budget at 6 p.m. The highlight of the regular meeting will be the appointment of a new director for the health department. At the evening session commissioners will be asked to give nal approval to a millage rate of 8.5470. One mill equals $1 in taxes for every $1,000 of assessed propert y value. This rate is calculated to bring in 1.15 percent less money to the county than last year's millage rate. Therefore, some taxpayers could see a slight reduction in their taxes. The proposed $85,480,718 budget continues County hosts nal public hearing on budgetSee COUNTY — Page 5

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The Florida Department of Transportation has released the following road work advisories for the week of Sept. 25: For additional information call (863) 5192362. Okeechobee County US 441 N: From Cemetery Road to Osceola County Line: Maintenance permit project --Utility crews will be installing ber optic cable on the east side of the roadway. No lane closures are expected, but motorist should be aware of construction traf c in the area.  US 98/US 441: From NW 36th Street to NW 9th Street: Maintenance project--Crews will be edging and sweeping along the sidewalks and curbs in the area. No lane closures are expected however motorists should drive with caution.  SR 70: Over the Kissimmee River: Bridge maintenance project--This project consists of routine bridge maintenance. Work is expected to be complete in July 2012 and motorists are advised to expect lane closures and possible delays while crews are working.  SR 70: From SW 24th Street to US 98/ US 441: Maintenance project--Crews will be edging and sweeping along the sidewalks and curbs in the area. No lane closures are expected however motorists should drive with caution. Roadwatch By Charles M. MurphyOkeechobee News A world wide blog in 20 different languages that is read in Japan, Hong Kong, Saudi Arabia, the Philippines comes from right here in Okeechobee. Father Hugh Duffy of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church said he has been thrilled with the response of his daily blog that spreads the good news of the Gospel. “Jesus spoke in an ordinary language and that is what this blog is all about,” Fr. Duffy said. In addition to daily messages, he also includes music videos on youtube.com and facebook.com As of last week close to 300,000 people have read and or contributed to the blog. “It is the use of modern technology and the message is always new. Thousands of people read the blog on a daily basis,” he added. Fr. Duffy said the growth has been quite extraordinary and he notes it is much more effective than the old church ways of communication. The websites to follow are www.fatherduffy.com and www.godspace.com. He also has 9,000 likes on Facebook. A magazine in India, Kairos Magazine, has also printed the blog. Fr. Duffy plans to hold discussions on the parables in November and December. The one hour presentation and discussion will be held on Nov. 10 and Dec. 15, at 7 p.m. at the Sacred Heart Pavilion. Fr. 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CCC046939Dont make a Mistake! Call Big Lake 863-763-ROOF (7663) & REPAIRSROOFING 3 Okeechobee News September 25, 2011 NOTICE OF BUDGET HEARINGThe Okeechobee County Board ofCounty Commissioners has tentatively adopted a budget for fiscal year 2011-2012.A public hearing to make a FINAL DECISION on the budget AND TAXES will be held on:Tuesday ,September 27,2011 6:00 P.M. at 304 NW 2nd Street Okeechobee,Florida 34972PUBLISHED: 9/25/2011, Okeechobee News Book signingLocal author, Jerry Ferrara invites you to a book signing of “The Rock-O File.” This is a story about a sweet, lovable Miniature Schnauzer and how one sunny afternoon in Brooklyn, N.Y., an event happened that changed his life. Rock-O ends up in the wonderful community of Okeechobee. This book is lled with excitement that will keep you on the edge of your seat! Find out how Rock-O’s life brought him to Okeechobee, and why The Doggie Bureau of Investigation places Rock-O in The Puppy Protection Program. Wildly imaginative, and full of tension, this K9 crime story will keep you panting for more! The Rock-O File is fun for adults and children alike. Join author Jerry Ferrara and the main character, “Rock-O” on Saturday, Oct. 1. The book signing event will be held at the Hampton Inn from 1-5 p.m. Come out and enjoy lunch at noon with the B.R.A.T. Club. The B.R.A.T.’s will be serving hot dogs, sodas, chips, popcorn and smoothies for a small donation. Proceeds from the fundraiser will bene t B.R.A.T. Club activities. There will also be face painting, hula hoop, and other fun activities. For more information call Teresa Chandler at: 863-801-4996. Special to the News/ Teresa Chandler Father Duffy enjoys world wide blog

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One of my favoritesBy Rev. Bruce SimpsonOne of my favorite verses in the Bible is Mark 5:15. This verse is a happy ending to a tragic story. One of God’s creations had drifted into a desperate situation. Unable to be controlled by society, he had taken residence in a grave yard. His family and friends believed he was broken beyond repair. Hope had been lost. His inner turmoil was almost unbearable. As the blood dripped from his self-in ected wounds, he ran through the grave yard and hills crying out. In Mark chapter 5, the story continues. Jesus is approached by this helpless and broken man. In essence, he asked Jesus not to beat him up. He had been beaten up by his choices and life. Jesus responded with His amazing grace. Jesus released his power over sin and the man was never the same. A miracle happened! Mark’s account of the transformation is found in the following verse: “When they came to Jesus, they saw the man who had been possessed by the legion of demons, sitting there, dressed and in his right mind; …” Mark 5:15 (NIV) I have seen this miracle repeated over and over again. I have witnessed the transforming work of God’s amazing grace. One example is Shaky. I did not know his real name. Shaky was a brick mason that I worked with many years ago. Due to his excessive alcohol use, his hands would shake almost uncontrollably as he spread the mortar on the brick. It was hard to watch a once gifted craftsman struggle to keep his job. Day after day, Shaky would arrive on the job after a night of drinking. I wondered how long h e would continue his destructive ways. Th e day nally came when he did not show up for work. No one seemed to know what had happened. A few days later, a man dressed in a suit arrived on the job site. Immediately, the curiosity of the workers was awakened. The news spread like wild re. The man was Shaky. He had received Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior at a local church’s revival. He was dressed and in his right mind. Wha t a miracle! The song writer, John Newton, would explain it this way: “Amazing Grace! How sweet the sound that saved a wretch like me! I once was lost, but now am found; was blind, but now I see.” God’s amazing grace can be received b y anyone. If your life is out of control, why no t allow God to enter your life? God is willing to give you a second chance. As one who has experienced God’s amazing grace, I than k God every day for my second chance. Sports programs School sports are important because t hey encourage the students to be physic ally t. We have an obesity epidemic in this c ountry. We need to encourage these kids t o get outside and run around, not just sit indoors at the game consoles. For some kids, the opportunity to play on a team is t heir incentive to stay in school. They might otherwise just drop out. For those on the t eams, it is an added incentive to study so t heir grades do not drop, as the players are b enched if their GPA drops too low. While most of the coaches do receive a small stipend from the school system, they put in so many hours working with the kids it is obv ious they are not coaching for the money. A nd some coaches are just volunteers. It is up to the parents to make sure that sports do not interfere with studies. Some kids may overextend and try to do too many activities if the parents do not monitor it. But all of the s ports programs and other activities help improve the schools. They do not take away from reading, ‘riting and ‘rithmetic.Fire in the lake The re is burning the dry brush along t he shoreline but inside the dike. It is actually good for the environment and part of the natural system.  Fires along the lakeshore are part of nat ure and part of local history. Even before they b uilt the dike, these res were common. The lake level uctuates with the seasons. When t he water levels drop, the areas around the edge of the lake dry out. Lightning strikes are c ommon in Florida and when lightning hits t he dry brush, it starts a re. If there is muck under the brush, the re can burn for weeks or months. One legend I heard is that Buckhead Ridge was named for a muck re that b urned for months. The story goes that the s moke from the re looked had two plumes and from a distance, it looked like a buck head. Once a muck re starts, it won’t go out until it either burns off all the muck or is drowned by the rising water level. These natural res clear out the brush and some of the muck and this is good for the lake.Check your credit card receipts Always get a receipt when you use a debit or credit card. Keep your receipts until you get your bills and check them. You would be amazed at how many “errors” are made on your bills. If you don’t get a receipt, they can put in anything they want and you have no way to prove they have padded the bill. If I pay at the pump and the receipt doesn’t print out, I go inside and ask for it. The extra effort is worth it. If you aren’t checking, they can add $5 or so to a bill and you may not notice the difference. But those extra “charges” really add up. If you insist on a receipt, they are less likely to try to pad it because they know you have proof. But if you say you don’t need a receipt, what is to stop an unscrupulous clerk from adding a little and pocketing the difference?  This just happened to me last month. I took my family to a local restaurant and I put a $5 dollar tip on the receipt and the waitress made it $15. I will never patronize that place ever again.  At a very nice restaurant on the coast, I was charged twice for the same meal. A mistake, sure, probably, but if I had not caught it and protested it, I would have been out the money. You have to check the receipts to protect yourself from unintentional errors and intentional theft.  I would say I nd discrepancies between my credit card statements and my receipts on the average of two to three times a year. So far, these have been small amounts, but they can add up. And with the hard economy times we are in, every dollar counts.Government employees raises I think is a shame that these Republican Representatives complain about needing a raise and tax breaks while making six and seven digit incomes. How can someone like that possibly understand what the average working person is facing now and create meaningful legislation to ease that crunch?  On the news this morning they said the average family in Florida is making 7 percent less than they did three years ago. The taxpayers are having to make do on less money. Shouldn’t the people the taxpayers pay do the same. We have less money to use to pay those taxes! Sunday, September 25, 2011 4 Okeechobee News OPINION Public Forum/Speak Out Re ections from the pulpit 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. Items may be mailed, faxed or e-mailed. E-Mail: okeenews@newszap.comTo Place A Display AdPhone: 863-763-3134 E-Mail: okeeadsales@newszap.comTo Place A Classified AdCall 877-353-2424 to place a classified advertisement from home. Fax: 877-354-2424 E-Mail: classads@newszap.comBilling Department E-Mail: billteam@newszap.comTo Start or Stop A PaperPhone: (800) 282-8586 E-mail: readerservices@newszap.com The Okeechobee News is available three times a week via home delivery and is on sale at rack and store locations throughout Okeechobee County. Call the office to find out if your home is within our present home-distribution boundaries. Call 800-282-8586 to report a missed newspaper or poor delivery. Additional copies of the newspaper are available for 50 cents Wednesday and Friday and 75 cents for Sunday at the office. Home delivery subscriptions are available at $18.00 for three months. 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! Today: Scattered showers and thunderstorms, mainly after noon. Partly sunny, with a high near 92. Calm wind becoming south southeast between 5 and 10 mph. Chance o f precipitation is 50%. Tonight: Scattered showers and thunderstorms before midnight. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 73. South southeast wind around 5 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%.Extended ForecastMonday: Scattered showers and thunderstorms after noon. Partly sunny, with a high near 90. Southwest wind around 5 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40%. Monday Night: Isolated showers and thunderstorms. Partly cloudy, with a low around 71. Calm wind becoming southwest around 5 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%. Tuesday: Scattered showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 91. West northwest wind around 5 mph becoming calm. Chance of precipitation is 30%. Tuesday Night: Isolated showers and thunderstorms. Partly cloudy, with a low around 70. East wind around 5 mph becoming southwest. Chance of precipitation is 20%. Okeechobee Forecast Farm Bureau to hold Annual Membership meetingOkeechobee County Farm Bureau Annual Membership meeting is being held Thursday, Oct. 13 from 6-8 p.m., at the Civic Center on Hwy. 98N. Members are being asked to bring a covered dish of salad, vegetable or dessert. Steaks, drinks and rolls are being provided by the Okeechobee County Farm Bureau. Please RSVP by Oct. 5, to the Farm Bureau Of ce by calling 863-763-3101.

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the trend of recent years of reducing expenditures. While the proposed budget does not contain a pay increase for employees, they will get back the furlough days that are in the current budget. Commissioners will be asked to approve the appointment of Erin Hess as director of the health department. The recommendation letter from the state health department states, ”Ms. Hess has an excellent and div erse knowledge of all aspects of public heath and has demonstrated her ability to lead the county health department.” She has a Bachelors degree from Indiana University and a Masters from the University of Central Florid and six years experience in the public health eld. Commissioners will probably be spending considerable time discussing several items including the county administrator’s position and redrawing commissioner district lines to conform to the 2010 census. They will also discuss the county’s policy of acquiring lobbying services as well as discussing the donation of some land at the Okeechobee County Agri-Civic Center to Okeechobee Utility Authority. The utility is considering building a wastewater forcemain from their Cemetery Road wastewater treatment plant to serve Treasure Island. The county has been asked to donate a plot a plot of land at the ag center for the utility to use for a lift station on this forcemain. Commissioners will also determine legislative priorities to be presented to the Okeechobee County Legislative Delegation. Turning to other items, the board is expected to:  approve a resolution approving issuance of Solid Waste Disposal Revenue Bonds by the Miami-Dade County Industrial Development Authority;  amend wording in a county ordinance to conform to state statutes;  make an appointment to the affordable housing committee;  approve a Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) grant for airport security upgrade;  consider lease renewal for the Douglas Brown Community Center;  award contracts for janitorial services;  consider a proposal for professional engineering services for the Douglas Brown Community Center Wastewater Lift Station and Force Main;  approve an agreement with FDOT for maintenance of Everglades Boulevard; and  enter a contract with Craig A. Smith & Associates for engineering, surveying and construction maintenance for the Oak Park Drainage Project.Post your opinions in the Public Issues Forum at www.newszap.com. Reporter Pete Gawda can be reached at pgawda@newszap.com. COUNTYContinued From Page 1 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Do-it-yourself publishing at Newszap.com Wedding, engagement, birth, graduation, birthday and anniversary announcements in print and online! Publish your community news item or press release. Get 100 words and one photo for only $25Visit www.newszap.com, click on your community, and then on the link for Publish Your News You & TequillaTo the person who touched my heart, I need you to know the impact and importance you have made on my life and how thats REAL. There are people who come and go in our daily lives; then there are the ones who leave a footprint. We all have crossroads to cross and time will change this for all. Thats what brings us to this. There is no need for names, you know who you are, Blues Man. Remember Im not far, just under the stars. Sand bagger 5 Okeechobee News September 25, 2011 The $35.8 million Lakeshore Ranch Stormwater treatment Area (STA) on S.R. 15B is nearing completion. The new budget contains $3.7 million for nishing touches. Upon completion, Lakeshore will be the largest STA in the Lake Okeechobee watershed. The 2,600 acres project includes a 925-acre treatment wetland and will remove up to 19 metric tons of phosphorous annually from the water before it reaches Lake Okeechobee.Post your opinions in the Public Issues Forum at www.newszap.com. Reporter Pete Gawda can be reached at pgawda@newszap.com. SFWMDContinued From Page 1 If you go ...WHAT: Okeechobee County Commissioner meeting WHEN: 9 a.m., Tuesday, Sept. 27 WHERE: Commission Chambers, Okeechobee County Courthouse, 304 N.W. Second St. Raulerson Hospital presents Women’s Health LuncheonIn honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month, Raulerson Hospital will be hosting a Women’s Health Luncheon on Friday, Oct. 7. The 2011 Women’s Health Luncheon will be held at IRSC’s Williamson Conference Center located at 2229 N.W. 9th Ave. in Okeechobee. Guest speakers will include local physicians as well as remarks from a twotime breast cancer survivor. Gynecology-Board Certi ed Doctor, James Brad eld will address the group, as well as Dr. Philip Moyer. Seating will begin at 11:30 a.m. inside IRSC’s Raulerson Hospital Auditorium. The presentation will begin at noon and end at 1 p.m. Registration is free, space is limited. RSVP at: 1-800-449-8642. Local Red Cross seeks disaster volunteersThe American Red Cross is looking for Disaster Services Volunteers for this Hurricane Season. Volunteers are needed for: Shelter Operations, Mass Care Feeding, Damage Assessment and Administrative Functions. For information, call 863-763-2488.

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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 w ater 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). W omen of the Moose host dinnerThe Buckhead Ridge Women of the Moose will host a swiss steak Sunday dinner on Sunday, Sept. 25 starting at 4 p.m.Orchid and Garden Clubs to meetThe Okeechobee Orchid Club will meet on Monday, Sept. 26 at 7 p.m. at the Extension Center, 451 Highway 98 N. Bring y our favorite orchid or a problem to discuss. The Garden Club meets at 6 p.m. A 50 minute video on Vegetable Gardening will be shown. For more information please call the extension center at 863-763-6469.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 Of ce. Spotlight Speaker: Lenora, Treasure Coast Food Bank and Angela Lowe, Mary's Shelter. The meeting is open to the public and everyone is welcome to attend. For more information, please call Sharon V inson at 863-462-5000, Ext. 257.Shrine Club to host Spaghetti DinnerBack for another season, the Okeechobee Shrine Club offers a delicious spaghetti dinner on Tuesday, Sept. 27 from 4 until 7 p.m. Reservations are not required. Music w ill be provided from 5 until 8 p.m. Proceeds from the dinner will bene t the Children's Burn Unit at Shriners Hospital. For more information please call 863-763-3378.Eagles to host Bingo!Community Event Fraternal Order of Eagles 4137 "North Eagles is hosting bingo on Tuesday, Sept. 27 from 1 p.m. Bingo is free and open to the public and takes place every Tuesday. Proceeds will bene t the community bene t fund.Yard sale at Martha's HouseMartha's House, at 4134 Hwy. 441 N., is holding a yard sale on Friday, Sept. 30 and Saturday, Oct. 1, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more information, call 863-763-2893.Fall Softball sign ups Registration for the Fall Adult Softball League is being conducted by the Okeechobee County Parks & Recreation Dept. at 640 NW 27th Lane (Sports Complex). Team fees are due by 5 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 30 Fees are as follows: men--$375 (plus $30 ISA fee if not registered in 2011 season); women-$325; co-ed-$325. For more information, call the of ce at 863-763-6950.Book singing to include B.R.A.T. Club fundraiserLocal author, Jerry Ferrara invites you to a book signing of "The Rock-O File, a story about a sweet, lovable Miniature Schnauzer from Brooklyn NY that ended up in Okeechobee. Join author Jerry Ferrara and the main character, "Rock-O" on Saturday, Oct. 1. The book signing event will be held at the Hampton Inn from 1-5 p.m. Come out and enjoy lunch at noon with the B.R.A.T. Club. The B.R.A.T.'s will be serving hot dogs, sodas, chips, popcorn and smoothies for a small donation. There will also be face painting, hula hoop, and other fun activities. For more information call Teresa Chandler at: 863-801-4996.Eagles to host Sunday BreakfastThe Fraternal Order of Eagles, 4137, 9985 Hwy. 441 North, Okeechobee will host Sunday breakfast on Oct. 2 from 9-11 a.m. Donation for the breakfast is $5 with proceeds to bene t the Community Bene t Fund. To contact us call 863-763-2552. Community Events 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 If youre looking to save money -and who isnt these days? -subscribing to the OkeechobeeNews is a real no brainer! And if you enroll today in our EZPay subscription plan, youll not only save REAL money, but youll s-t-r-e-t-c-h every cent. 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Lowry Sr., age 61, died Thursday, Sept. 22, 2011, at home surrounded by family. Born in Chattanooga, Tenn., Ronald had lived in Okeechobee since the age of eleven. He was a member of Abundant Blessings Church. Hunting was his primary hobby. Ronald proudly served his Country in the U.S. Army in Korea. He was preceded in death by a son, Thomas Isaac Lowry. He is survived by Bertha, his wife of 39 years; sons, Ronald Lowry, Jr. (Amber), Jason Lowry (Shera); a daughter, Holly (Rodney) Robbins; six grandchildren; and two brothers, Roger (Debbie) and Richard Lowry, all of Okeechobee. Visitation will be held at Abundant Blessings Church, 4550 Highway 441 N., Okeechobee, Fla., on Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2011, at 10 a.m. Services will start at 11 a.m. and burial will follow at Evergreen Cemetery. In lieu of owers, friends may make memorial donations to Hospice of Okeechobee, P.O. Box 1548, Okeechobee, FL 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. Obituaries 6 Okeechobee News September 25, 2011 Salon plans bene t for Locks of LoveColour Me Crazy Salon (next to Dominos Pizza and the Okeechobee News) is the location of the next hair donation event for "Locks of Love," a public, non-pro t organization that provides vacuum tted hairpieces to nancially disadvantaged children suffering from long-term, illness-caused hair loss. Hair cuts will be done on Saturday, Oct. 1 from 123 p.m. Local resident, Lonnie Yates, lost his daughter to cancer a year ago this October. In honor of her life, we ask you to donate your cut hair to bene t children. Free lunch for those that donate hair. This haircut is tax deductiblewomen $14, men $10. Call 863-467-3031 for information.Eagles to host BingoEagles North is hosting card bingo Saturday, Oct. 1 from 4 p.m. until? 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By Eric KoppOkeechobee News Two local men have been arrested on different charges all because of a tiger’s eye ring and a gold bracelet that was taken by an unknown third party in a burglary. Brandon Clinton Pitt, 19, N.W. 36th St., Okeechobee, was arrested after he reportedly sold the stolen ring for $30 to Wolfgang J ewelry. The owner of the jewelry store— W olfgang Beleanis Cortez Sr., 52, N.E. 50th Court, faces charges of allegedly melting down the gold in the ring and bracelet before he was legally allowed. Pitt was arrested Sept. 14 on felony charges of defrauding a pawnbroker and dealing in stolen property. He is being held in the Okeechobee County Jail in lieu of $15,000 bond. Cortez was then arrested Sept. 21 on a misdemeanor charge of failure to hold secondhand goods for at least 15 days. When told there was a warrant for his arrest, Cortez turned himself in at the county jail where he was booked then released on his own recognizance. According to investigators Cortez had no involvement, and is not a suspect, in the theft case. An arrest report by Detective William Suggs, of the Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Of ce (OCSO), stated that the tiger’s eye ring and the bracelet were just two pieces of jewelry taken from a local home. Some of that jewelry was found at another jewelry store and has been recovered. According to the detective’s report, Pitt sold the tiger’s eye ring and bracelet at Wolfgang Jewelry on Aug. 31. Under Florida law, a secondhand dealer cannot alter secondhand goods within 15 calendar days of the date they acquired those goods, stated an arrest report by OCSO Detective Mark Shireman. In Detective Shireman’s arrest report, Cortez melted down the items 14 days after buying them. The gold was then going to be sold. The detective stated in his report that although Cortez told him he had melted down the items by accident, this was not the rst time he had violated this law. “OCSO Detective Ted Van Deman verbally counseled Mr. Cortez on the 15-day hold period while investigating a case on Oct. 23, 2009,” stated Detective Shireman’s report. Detective Shireman then applied for an arrest warrant and contacted Cortez that the warrant had been issued. Cortez then surrendered himself to the sheriff’s of ce. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Kevin Jones, President & CEOI Guarantee it!Federally insured by NCUA. 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Pitt 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).  Foye Eugene Crews, 40, S.E. 44th St., Okeechobee, was arrested Sept. 22 by Deputy Cari Arnold on a felony charge of possession of a controlled substance (hydromorphone) without a valid prescription. He was also arrested on misdemeanor charges of possession of drug paraphernalia and disorderly intoxication. His bond was set at $3,750.  Jill Ann Van Es, 27, U.S. 441 S.E., Okeechobee, was arrested Sept. 22 by members of the Okeechobee Narcotics Task Force on a felony charge of possession of a controlled substance (hydrocodone) without a valid prescription. She was also arrested on a misdemeanor charge of driving while license suspended with knowledge. 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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 For more than 30 years Raulerson Hospital has been your community hospital, providing quality patient care 24 hours a day, seven days a week.Many impactful changes have occurred in healthcare over that time, including: technological advancements in equipment and procedures, introduction of the HIPPA Privacy Rule and even the very pharmaceuticals used to treat patients needs, have evolved from tedious research studies and trials. One thing that will never change is our commitment and responsibility to provide you and your family with safe, quality health care services in a professional manner.If you have not been to Raulerson Hospital recently for your medical needs, come and experience the quality patient care we provide everyday; because We are Raulerson! 1796 Hwy 441 North Okeechobee, FL 34972 € (863) 763-2151 € RaulersonHospital.com For a Free Physician Referral & Healthcare Questions, Call CONSULT-A-NURSE at 1-800-449-8642 To schedule an appointment contact 877-331-7027 If h t b t R l H i tl tl tl f Emergency CareTwenty-four hours, seven days a week, Emergency Room care Some Of Our Services Available Include:RadiologyX-ray, Ultrasound, MRI, CAT Scan, and Nuclear MedicineRehabilitationIncluding Physical Therapy, Speech Therapy, & Occupational TherapySurgical ServicesIncluding Colon/Rectal Surgery, Ear Nose & Throat Surgery, Endoscopic Surgery, General Surgery, Gynecology, Orthopedic, Podiatry, Stereotactic Breast Surgery, TIF (for chronic heartburn), Vascular Surgery and Urology 179 6H 6H wy 441 No rth Ok Ok eec hob b e ee FL 34 972 € (86 3) 763 -21 -21 51 €R aul ers onH osp ita a lc lc om Raulerson Hospital will become a tobacco-free campus effective November 1, 2011. To sign up for a free, 8-week smoking cessation class, contact Shawn Poland at 824-2757. • Family Owned & Operated Since 1978 • Family Owned & Operated Since 1978 • We Service All Brands • We Service All Brands • 1 Year Guarantee on Replacement Parts • 1 Year Guarantee on Replacement Parts • 24/7 Emergency Service • 24/7 Emergency Service • FREE Estimates & Second Opinions • FREE Estimates & Second Opinions on Equipment Replacements on Equipment Replacements • Senior Citizen Discounts • Senior Citizen DiscountsFPL PARTICIPATING INDEPENDENT CONTRACTOR 8 Okeechobee News September 25, 2011 Symptoms and complaints related to the digestive tract are some of the most common reasons people take over-the-counter medications, prescription medication or seek the advice of health-care providers. Gastroenterologists, or “GIs,” are medical specialists with extensive training in diseases of the digestive tract. GIs can answer your questions, perform tests in making a diagnosis and prescribe the best course of treatment to help you feel better. The digestive system includes the 25foot-long tube that processes food and nutrients, plus the liver, pancreas and gallbladder. These organs break down and absorb the food we eat so that the nutrients can be transported into the blood stream and delivered to cells throughout the body. “Good” digestive health indicates an ability to process nutrients through properly functioning gastrointestinal organs, including the stomach, intestine, liver, pancreas and gallbladder. When these organs do not function properly, patients may need to see a gastroenterologist. Gastroenterologists use a number of techniques to view the organs of the digestive tract. The most common tests they perform are colonoscopy and upper-GI endoscopy. Colonoscopy is performed to examine the large intestine for disease, most commonly colorectal cancer. Everyone age 50 and older should be screened for colorectal cancer. When performing a colonoscopy, the gastroenterologist uses a long, thin, exible tube with a tiny video camera and a light on the end — called the colonoscope — to view the entire colon and rectum and check for polyps, in ammatory changes or cancer. If polyps are found, they often can be removed with this procedure. Endoscopy can be helpful in the evaluation or diagnosis of various problems, including dif cult or painful swallowing, pain in the stomach or abdomen, bleeding, ulcers, tumors, and problems with the gallbladder, pancreas and bile ducts. An endoscope is a long, thin, exible tube with a tiny video camera and light on the end. By adjusting the controls on the endoscope, the gastroenterologist can safely guide the instrument to carefully examine the inside lining of the upper digestive system. In some cases, GIs can treat digestive conditions through the endoscope. A specialized procedure, an ERCP is short for…Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangio-Pancreatography may be useful in diagnosing and treating problems causing jaundice (a yellowing of the whites of the eyes) or pain in the abdomen. The term Retrograde refers to the direction in which the endoscope is used to inject a liquid enabling X-rays to be taken of the parts of the GI tract called the bile duct system and pancreas. The process of taking these X-rays is known as cholangiopancreatography. Cholangio refers to the bile duct system, pancrea to the pancreas. Problems that affect the pancreas and bile duct system can, in many cases, be diagnosed and corrected with ERCP. For example, ERCP can be helpful when there is a blockage of the bile ducts by gallstones, tumors, scarring or other conditions that cause obstruction or narrowing of the ducts. Similarly, blockage of the pancreatic ducts from stones, tumors, or stricture can also be evaluated or treated by ERCP, which is useful in assessing causes of pancreatitis (in ammation of the pancreas). To learn more about the treatments for gastrointestinal conditions, available to patients through Raulerson Hospital’s Surgical Services Department, attend the Dine with the Doctor Lecture, featuring Dr. Albert Bravo, on Tuesday, Sept. 27, at 4:30 p.m., in the Raulerson Hospital Cafeteria. Dr. Bravo, Board Certi ed in Gastroenterology and Internal Medicine, performs the ERCP procedure at Raulerson Hospital and will explain the procedure, as well as answer questions from the audience. This column was provided by Raulerson Hospital. Testing and treating digestive tract disorders If you go...WHAT: Dine with the Doctor, featuring Dr. Albert Bravo, Board Certi ed in Gastroenterology and Internal Medicine; Learn about the ERCP and procedures gastroenterologists perform at Raulerson Hospital. WHERE: Raulerson Hospital Cafeteria WHEN: Tuesday, Sept. 27; Dinner will be available for $5, beginning at 4:30 p.m. The lecture is free and will begin at 5 p.m. RSVP: 1-800-449-8642. Okeechobee News/ Diana WhitehallKiwanis Club guestThe Thursday, Sept. 22, Kiwanis meeting held at The Lodge at the Lake Family Restaurant was host to guests, Lori Swift, director of events and volunteers at Hibiscus Children Center in Jensen Beach who was the speaker and Wendy Woodman, Kiwanis member who introduced Lori. The Hibiscus Children’s Center in its 25th year has a mission to provide safety for abused, abandoned and neglected children through prevention programs, residential programs, shelter programs and recovery programs. For information online go to http://www.hibiscuschildrenscenter.org.

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Nancy VaughanFirst United Methodist Church (FUMC), CW Simpson-FUMC, Vanessa WyattFUMC, Audrey Metcalf-FUMC, & OMA Treasurer, Pastor Rev. Gwen Livatt-St. Stephens' AME. In the back row: OMA Executive Director Rev. Dr. Edward Weiss-Church of Our Savior Episcopal, Kayla Harrison-FUMC, Senior Pastor Rev. Bruce Simpson-FUMC, Director Rev. Jim Benton-Faith Farm Ministries, and OMA President, Assistant Pastor Rev. Jim Dawson-FUMC. By Charles M. MurphyOkeechobee News Rain and lightning interrupted the OHS Girls golf team’s second home match of the year on Thursday afternoon as the Lady Brahmans tangled with the Lady Green Dragons of Lake Placid. Okeechobee won the rain shortened match 122-166 to improve to (5-0) on the season. Golf Coach Brent Stuart said the match w as shortened from nine to ve holes due to the weather at the Okeechobee Golf and Country Club. “It was sanctioned and was a complete match. We had an hour long rain delay to start,” Stuart said. Cameron White shot 7-over par to lead the Brahmans. Danyelle Shef eld shot 8-over par and Kailey Hoover shot 10-over par. Other members of the team who played Thursday included Katelyn Haymond, Taylor Fulford, Shyanne Prescott, CJ Shef eld, Meredith Hilliard, Jessica Weisner and Stormy Stokes. The girls golf team travels to Port St. Lucie next Tuesday, Sept. 27, to play PSL and Sebastian River in a district tri-match. OHS girls golf team plays Lake Placid By Charles M. MurphyOkeechobee News Richard Donegan shot an even par 36 to lead the Okeechobee High School Brahman boys golf team to a 14 shot victory over Port St. Lucie and their fourth win of the year on Thursday at the Saints Country Club in Port St. Lucie. The match was played in soggy conditions with standing water on the fairways and greens that made it tough on the golfers, OHS Golf Coach Kenny Buckner said. “We shot okay but not as well as we played on Wednesday,” he said, “With the rain on the course that made it tough and you didn’t get much of a roll on your ball.” Kutter Crawford shot 44, Billy Childers shot 45, and Justin Morgan shot 45 for Okeechobee who shot 169 as a team. Kodi Stephen has missed a few matches due to an ongoing back injury. Coach Buckner said the rest should help Stephen for the district tournament that is three weeks away. Okeechobee is (4-4-1) on the season. OHS boys golf team beats Port St. Lucie

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Tree Locators, Inc.Plants -Trees Natural Stone Decorative Gravel Manufactured Stone Design Installation Full Garden Center Dont Destroy Nature When You Can Recreate ItŽ863-763-7736Fax 863-763-8730 treelocators@aol.com 16162 Hwy 441 N. Okeechobee, FL34972 S S t i n n e t t , I n c .R R e e s s i i d d e e n n t t i i a a l l l & & & C C o o m m m m e e r r c c i i a a l l € € P a i n t i n g€ W a l l l C o v e r i n g s€ P r e s s u r e e C l e a n i n g € € S a n d d B l a s t i n g Serving Okeechobee Since 1969Lic. #1406-01€ € P a i n t i n g€ W a l l l C o v e r i n g s€ P r e s s u r e e C l e a n i n g € € S a n d d B l a s t i n gS t i n n e t t , I n c (863) 763-5251(863)634-0614 Call a PRO 24-Hour Customer Service Auto € Home € Life € Retirement D D i a n e W o o d R N A d m i n i s t r a t o rw w w g r a n d o a k s o r g License AL11944 909 So.Parrott Ave Okeechobee863 357-4INK4465€ VIP Discounts w w w w i n k w e l l 4 i n k c o m AN AFFORDABLE WAYTO PROMOTE YOUR BUSINESS!!! Privacy screens & bras 5th wheel skirts Boat tops & covers Repairs & modificationsT T h e e C a n v a s s S h o p , L L C On-site service 909 S. Parrott Ave. Ste B Okeechobee, FL34974 863.763.7500 Fax: 863-763-6754 Carl & Donna Gaiser2 2 0 3 S E 2n dS t O k e e c h o b e e P h o n e : 8 6 3 8 2 4 6 7 7 0 Contact Adam Homer863.467.4522 office € 863.801-0999 cell 3 0 y r o l d m a l e 2 5 0 k $ 1 1 3 1 p e r m o n t h 4 0 y r o l d m a l e 2 5 0 k $ 1 4 5 7 p e r m o n t h 5 0 y r o l d m a l e 2 5 0 k $ 3 0 8 9 p e r m o n t h h Rates shown as non tobacco preferredAffordable Term Life Insurance M&M Auto Brokers, Inc.Buy Here! Pay Here! Well work with you! ASK ALL AROUNDEasy Payment!Call Mitch or Ronnie (863) 763-0330$500Down As low as 3565 Hwy 441 N., Okeechobee Accepting Select Consignment By Appt. Only New Fashions & AccessoriesLadies Collegiate Wearf f e s s i o n a l 863.532.1077Lic #1862 Lic #10355Free Estimates Licensed and Insure d Crossroads Restaurant 5050 NE 128thAve Okeechobee (Corner of 70E & 128th Ave.)Hours: Mon Sat. 5:30am 2:30pm Sun 7am 2:30pm(863) 763-8333David & Carolyn Douglas, Owners s A FULLSERVICEREPAIRFACILITYChoiceAutomotive Computer Diagnostics € Exhaust € A/C Service € Brakes € Window Motors € Tune Ups € Welding € Engine Mechanics Located Behind RitasDont Make the Wrong Choice!704 NE 2nd Ave. Okeechobee, FL863-467-6633 3077 Hwy 70 East € Okeechobee 863-801-6702 American Owned &Operated Wooden items made on store premisesby artist L. Wilson& Custom Exhaust St. Lic. CACO29420Serving the entire lake area for 25 yearsOur Focus Is To Make You ComfortableŽFREE Estimates Sales € Service € Installation467-1545 Tattoos & PiercingsLori C. Berger Exclusive Agent Allstate Insurance Company 800 S. Parrott Avenue Okeechobee, FL34974 Phone 863-467-1265 Fax 863-467-1085 Cell 863-634-8437 AO58810@Allstate.com Place your business card here Place your business card here 11 Okeechobee News September 25, 2011

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 (863) 763-2104Se Habla Espaol CALL FOR A LIST OF FORECLOSURESDavid Hazellief € 863-610-1553 Betty Hazellief € 863-610-0144 Sharon Prevatt € 863-634-7069 Dee Reeder € 863-610-2485 www.century21okeechobee.com€ Email: century21okeechobee@earthlink.net € 1200 S.Parrott Ave. 5001-H: Basswood 3BR/2BAon a lrg corner lot. Built 2001, walk in closet, fenced back yard, tile and laminate floors. Offered as a Short Sale. $79,000 MLS #205280 4001-M: 3 Bedroom 2 Bath, 2000 Double wide Mobile Home in Buckhead Ridge. Easy to show. Call today to see! $37,500 MLS #205206 5024-M: Fixer upper-Mobile home on 4.93+/acres. Needs work. Bassinger just off 700 A. $62,000 MLS #20513 5010-H: Remodeled and multiple upgrades, granite counters, stainless steel appl, whole house generator, fenced/cross fenced, barn/workshop in Quail Woods. Automatic gate. MLS # 204669 1000-C: Oak Tree Place Condo close everything in town. Screened patio, some appliances, concrete block construction. Motivated Seller! $59,000 $49,000. MLS #205273 3000-M: Treasure Island 3 bdrm 2 ba DWMH. All double pane windows and sliding glass door. Two carport, 2 sheds, screened rm, back porch. $58,900 MLS #205163 F O R E C L O S U R E N E W L I S T I N G O N 5+ / -A C R E S R E D U C E D €COMMERCIALLOT (.45) with road access on two sides HWY98. MLS #204065 €FORECLOSURE Buildable Lots in Oaks at Okeechobee total of 5 sites. MAKE OFFER! €VIKING 6 acres $20,000 (Owner Finance a possibility) € FORECLOSURE Viking 1.25 acre $3,400 or better offer. MLS #205025 € UNDER CONTRACT 2 BD/2BA MH $10,500 MLS #205236 GREATBUSINESS OPPORTUNITYFull Service Coin Laundromat. Established business for 13 years in same location. Huebsch Machines in excellent condition. Everything goes including cash registers, folding tables, scales, top loaders, dryers, 25-50lbs machines. 1300 SF of space that is leased for $1500 per month on a new 5 year lease. 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MurphyOkeechobee News George Tillman rushed for a four-yard touchdown and the Okeechobee High School Brahman defense made that score hold up as the Okeechobee Junior Varsity football team defeated the Westwood Panthers 8-6 on Tuesday night in Fort Pierce. Tillman also ran in the two-point conversion which provided the difference in the ball game. Okeechobee Assistant Coach Rafe Erwin said the win was really great for the kids and the coaching staff, “I’m glad we won. It was good for the kids.” Erwin said Okeechobee did turn the ball over twice but also was able to get fumble recoveries from Devon Wigfall and Tyrell Taylor in the game. Brandon Shockley also threw an interception for the Brahmans late in the rst half. “We moved the ball and the interception was at the end of the half when we were putting the ball in the air,” Erwin noted. Tillman’s third quarter run capped off a 70-yard drive for the Brahman offense. Erwin said the offensive line really put it all together in the second half as they controlled the line of scrimmage. “I felt we beat them up front for the entire second half,” he added. The Brahman offense controlled the ball for much of the second half and the defense held Westwood on a nal drive in the nal 30 seconds. Erwin praised Wigfall and Lane Rhuda for strong games on defense. He said the kids now have learned they are improving. “There is still work that can be done but it’s nice to get the win. It shows the kids that all of their hard work is paying off,” he added. Okeechobee will host Fort Pierce Central next Tuesday night at 6 p.m. OHS JV Football team defeats Fort Pierce Westwood By Charles M. MurphyOkeechobee News The Okeechobee Yearling Middle School v olleyball winning streak was snapped at 44 matches Monday when the Lady Bulls fell to the Seminoles of Pemayetv Emahakv at the Brighton Seminole Indian Reservation in two games, 30-28 and 25-23. Yearling had gone four years without a loss in a volleyball match—one of the longest streaks in Florida. Coach Bruce Conrad said his team struggled in their receive of serve and in their serves in the match against the talented Seminoles. “All good streaks come to an end,” he added. Rachel Bryan had nine kills, three blocks and one assist. Cheyenne Nunez had six aces, six kills, and two digs. Megan Hargraves had two aces and three digs for Yearling. Conrad said the Seminoles were well prepared by their Coaching staff and played very well. “I give them a tremendous amount of credit. They played well. We did not.” Yearling trailed (7-0) in the rst game and battled back to take a brief 25-24 lead. They had two chances to serve out the match but couldn’t convert the opportunities. Yearling trailed (18-12) in the second game but fought back to tie at 23 before losing the nal two points of the match. “I was very impressed with the play of my sixth and seventh graders especially in game two as their serve receiving, digs and saves helped us to come back in the game,” he said. Brighton Charter has a winning streak of their own as their only losses last year were to Yearling. The two teams will meet again in Okeechobee on Oct. 5, at 4:30 p.m. Y MS volleyball team loses to Brighton Charter

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For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Caregivers Care Giver 8-4 Mon. thru Fri. Valid Driver Lic. a must for more information Call 763-5733 Employment Full Time Hunt Preserve Specialist Must have experience in managing quail properties and general farming. Excellent Bene t package. Central Florida Location. Fax resume to: 772-770-9650 or email: travis-rryp@hughes.net Reading a newspaper helps you understand the world around you. No wonder newspaper readers are more successful people! Need a few more bucks to purchase something deer? Pick up some extra bucks when you sell your used items in the classifeids. Time to clean out the attic, basement and/or garage? Advertise your yard sale in the classifieds and make your clean up a breeze! How do you find a job in todays competitive market? In the employment section of the classifieds One mans trash is another mans treasure. Turn your trash to treasure with an ad in the classifieds. Employment Medical We haveimmediate openings for the following positions: To complete an online application, please visit www.raulersonhospital.com or you may come to Human Resources, Raulerson Hospital, 96 Hwy. 441 N, Okeechobee, FL €RNs: F/T, P/T, PRN €Pharmacist: PRN,F/T €Ultrasound Tech: F/T, PRN €Case Manager: PRN €Occupational Therapist: PRN €Occupational Therapy Assistant: PRN €Physical Therapist: PRN €PCA: PRN €HIM-FT, ED Coder/EM: AssignmentWe offer competitive wages & excellent benefits Employment PartTime Part Time Maintenance/Janitorial Position Available. Must be able to work weekends. Apply in person, M-F 8-5, at 269 NW 9th Street. EEOC/DFWP Buying a car? Look in the classifieds. Selling a car? Look in the classifieds. Employment Medical For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Business Opportunities Busy Concession Stand/Restaurant for LEASE at a local business. MUST have restaurant experience. Contact Heather for more info (863)763-4114.NOTICEIndependent Newspapers will never accept any advertisement that is illegal or considered fraudulent. In all cases of questionable value, such as promises of guaranteed income from work-athome programs if it sounds too good to be true, chances are that it is. If you have questions or doubts about any ad on these pages, we advise that before responding or sending money ahead of time, you check with the Better Business Bureau at 772-878-2010 for previous complaints. Some 800 and 900 telephone numbers may require an extra charge, as well as long distance toll costs. We will do our best to alert our reader of these charges in the ads, but occasionally we may not be aware of the charges. Therefore, if you call a number out of your area, use caution. When doing those chores is doing you in, its time to look for a helper in the classifieds. Looking for a place to hang your hat? Look no further than the classifieds. Earn some extra cash. Sell your used items in the classifieds For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Excavation CLEARING & HAULING Dump Truck, Back Hoe & Bobcat Services by Jason Summerford (863)634-7771 MiscellaneousCustom Meat Processing Whitetail, Wild Hogs and Exotics Call Bill (863)801-1273 For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Guns/SuppliesSavage Bolt Action Shotgun 12 Gauge deer Slayer (new) with 1.5 to 4.5 scope and soft case. $450.00 Winchester model 120 12 gauge pump shotgun $150.00/neg. (863)824-0835 or (863)634-5023 Pets/Supplies YORKIE PUPS Toys, Shots/vet. health cert. CkC Papers. 9 wks. males$350/$400.cash only. Happy healthy pups, must see to appreciate. (863)610-2725 Grab a bargain from your neighbors garage, attic, basement or closet in todays classifieds. The classifieds are the most successful salesperson in town. 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 2bd/2ba Very clean, quiet neighborhood located in the city. $700 monthly plus security. Non Smoking, No pets Call 863-634-4751 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 2BR Close to town. Newly renovated. Only $700 mo. includes water. Pets okay upon approval. Call 561-255-4377 Beautiful Samantha’s Garden Apartments 2BR/2BA, in town, W&D, $800 mo. + $500 sec. Call (863)634-5780 or (863)467-9250 Oak Lake Apts, 2BR, 1.5BA, 2 story & 2BR, 1BA, 1 story apt., $650/mo + $650 sec. Very Clean, (863)634-3312 or (863)634-3313. OKEECHOBEELarge 1 Br/ 1 Ba. 1st and last. $600 per mo. Deposit $400. In town. Call 863-467-8705 Commercial PropertyFOR SALE OR LEASE 1574 Sq. Ft. of ce bldg. @ 210 NE 3rd Ave. Call 863-763-0295 Condos/Townhouses Rent TAYLOR CREEK Condos: Avail. Immed. Fully furnished, Pool, Tennis & Boat Dock 1br/1ba + Utilities. $625. Annual Lease. 215-359-7779 Houses-Rent 2 Bed/1Bath Between Okeechobee and Indiantown on Tommy Clements Street. 5 Acres w/pond and fenced $790 a month. Call 772-260-3068 2 br-2 ba w/den & Florida room. Between Okeechobee & Indiantown. 5 acres w/pond. $990 mo. 772-260-3068. 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 AFFORDABLE New Houses, 3/1/1 = $900, 3/2/2 = $1200, Large yards. Bring pets. Jacuzzi tub included. Call 561-723-2226 Houses-Rent 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 INDIAN HAMMOC K House on 2.5 acres 3/2 equine friendly. Horse Barn. $1000/mo (863)467-0831. 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 TREASURE ISLAND 2BR, 2BA. On Water. Storage shed. Car port. All appliances including washer & dryer. $700 mo. 1st, last & sec. Call (863)763-0859 RoommateFEMALE BOARDER Brand New Apts. Your own furnished Studio apt. Private entrance with Cable, A/C, HS Internet provided. $100/wk $200 to move in. Call (863)801-8278 VacationRentals Buckhead Ridge Water Front 1 BR, Fully Furnished, Q Sleeper Sofa, Private Patio. Avail. October to March Call 765-748-1452 Love the earth Recycle your used items by selling them in the classifieds. When you want something sold, advertise in the classifieds. Your new home could be in todays paper. Have you looked for it? 13 Okeechobee News September 25, 2011 READING A NEWSPAPER MAKES YOU A MORE INFORMED AND INTERESTING PERSON. No wonder newspaper readers are more popular!

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For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Houses SaleOwner 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 TREASURE 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 For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Mobile Home Rent 2 Bedroom 2 Bath Mobile Home, Fenced Yard, Security Required, No Pets Call 863-634-7231 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 LAKEPORT: 3 BR, 2 BA, Bonus Room, Washer & Dryer. Screen Porch. $600 mo. + Security deposit. (573)686-6145 or (573)718-8074 Mobile Home For Rent Mature Couple or Single Call for more information 863-610-7723 Mobile HomeSaleBANK 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. Mobile HomeSale Palm Harbor Homes Factory Direct Sale $15K $25K Off Models 800-622-2832 ext 210 For more listings, go to www.newszap.com BoatsFisher Marine 14’ Aluminum Boat, has (2)motors 7.5 Evinrude and one 25hp Mercury needs a little work,boat tailer all for $1,100 Call for info 863-467-7948 For Sale 2 Boats, new tires 21’Chaparell Cuddy Cabin,bimini top, 175 Mercury,other has good trailer, Cobra Outdrive, boat needs work $3,000 o.b.o will separate 863-484-3061 RV Space Rent* Limited Time Only* Water Front RV Lots $400.00/mo. Incl. Utilities* Covered Dockage Incl. W/Lot Rent* Cabin $500.00/mo. Incl. Utilities* Call863-763-4417 Year round RV sites at River Bluff on Kissimmee River, 30 or 50 amp, Bath house, Laundry Facility, includes boat slip. 863-467-4371 For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Four WheelDriveMud Truck 1982 Ford F-150 4X4 low gears $1,000 obo. Set of four 18’ custom universal rims $650. Call 863-214-3658 Its never too late to find the perfect gift. Look for it in the classifieds. Your next job could be in todays classifieds. Did you look for it? Join all the people who say, I sold it in the classifieds.Ž Earn some extra cash. Sell your used items in the classifieds Get a quick response to any item you may be selling with a classified ad. Shop here first! The classified ads For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File # 2010CP-78 IN RE: THE ESTATE OF MILDRED ELBERTA JONES Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of MILDRED ELBERTA JONES, deceased, File Number 2010CP-78, is pending in the Circuit Court for Okeechobee County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 312 N.W. 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, including unmatured, contingent or unliquidated claims, on whom a copy of this notice is served must le their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER HE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claim or demands against decedent’s estate, including unmatured, contingent or unliquidated claims, must le their claims with t ais court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. The date of rst publication of this notice is September 25, 2011. Attorney for Personal Representative: J. DAVID POBJECKY Florida Bar No. 754584 A. RENEE POBJECKY Florida Bar No. 0556785 POBJECKY & POBJECKY L.L.P 786 Avenue C., S.W. Winter Haven, FL 33880 Telephone: (863) 294-0602 Facsimile: (863) 299-3754 Personal Representative: TONI I WIERSMA 398463 ON 9/25;10/2/2011 NOTICE OF INTENTION TO REGISTER FICTITIOUS NAME NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, pursuant to the Fictitious Name Act, Section 865.09, Florida Statutes, that the undersigned, desiring to engage in business in Okeechobee County, will register with the Division of Corporations of the Florida Department of State, upon receipt of proof of publication of this notice, the following name, to wit: Copperleafe Wealth Management Under which we are engaged in business at: 195 Southwest 28th Street Okeechobee, FL 34974 That the name(s) of the person(s) solely interested in the said business is as follows: Copperleafe Wealth Management, LLC. Michael L. Costopoulos Managing Member, Copperleafe Wealth Management, LLC 195 Southwest 28th Street Okeechobee, FL 34974 863-763-1120 398511 ON 9/25/2011 NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE: PURSUANT TO F.S. 713.78 ON SAT., OCT. 8, 2011 @ 9:00AM SILVERMOON’S TOWING & RECOVERY 3197 NW 20TH TRAIL OKEECHOBEE, FL. WILL SELL THE FOLLOWING VEHICLES AND/OR VESSELS. SELLER RESERVES THE RIGHT TO BID. SOLD AS IS, NO WARRANTY. SELLER GUARANTEES NO TITLE, TERMS CASH. SELLER RESERVES THE RIGHT TO REFUSE ANY OR ALL BIDS 2002 Chevrolet Vin: 1GNCS13W22K174308 398332 ON 9/25/2011 School District Advisory Council Meeting The Okeechobee County School District Advisory Council will meet on Monday, October 3, 2011, at 6:00 p.m., in the School Board Meeting Room, 700 S.W. 2nd Avenue, Okeechobee. This meeting is open to the public. Ken Kenworthy Superintendent 398516 ON 9/25/2011 14 Okeechobee News September 25, 2011 By Charles M. MurphyOkeechobee News Nikko Finnegan rushed for 195 yards and two touchdowns as Sebastian River built a 21-0 rst half lead and defeated the Okeechobee Brahmans 34-14 in the District opener for both schools Friday night at Brahman Stadium. Jack Radebaugh returned to the lineup to throw two touchdown passes for Okeechobee, (0-4). Ty'Ronte Files rushed for 111 yards in a losing cause for the Brahmans. Okeechobee did block a FG attempt and recovered two fumbles in the game. They also got two great kick returns from D.J. Washington that covered 122 yards in the second half. Brahman Coach Myron Jackson said his team really worked hard in practice this past week and really invested their effort and pride into the team. "You hate this result for the kids because they really put in some works. Their attitude continues to be magni cent. There is nobody pointing ngers. Nobody just crumpled. They tried to lift themselves up tonight," he said. Sebastian River Coach Randy Bethel said his offensive line took over the game in the rst half as they drove 65 yards to score on their rst drive, and 56 yards to score on their second drive by simply running the balls on sweeps. "We got off to a great start. I'm disappointed in the amount of penalties we had but Okeechobee caused a lot of those penalties because they forced us to do things we didn't need to do," he noted. Finnegan scored on a four-yard touchdown run and Jefferson added a one-yard touchdown run in the rst quarter. Sebastian increased the lead to 21-0 in the second after a 54-yard drive capped by a 27-yard pass from Norris Rodgers to Anthony Smith. Okeechobee responded as Radebaugh returned to the lineup in the second quarter. He had missed the rst month of the season due to a hand injury. He directed a 65-yard drive in six plays to get Okeechobee on the score board. Key plays included a 16-yard run by Files, a 23-yard pass to Washington, and a 14-yard touchdown pass to sophomore Eddie Neal. Coach Jackson said he wished his team could have kept the momentum they had built going into the half time locker room. "We decided to give Jack the opportunity at QB. D.J. didn't do a bad job but having both of those guys on the eld really helps our offense. D.J. also had a heck of a night returning the ball," he added. Jackson said his team must do a better job defensively, especially on third down, because the unit is on the eld too long and gets worn down. Sebastian took advantage of the tired Brahman defense in the fourth quarter with a pair of touchdowns. Okeechobee tried to punt the ball away but Raul Piedra was rushed and he tried to run for the rst down. He was stopped for no gain at the Brahman 35. Two plays later Finnegan broke lose for a 22 yard touchdown run to put the game out of reach, 27-7. "My offensive line blocked good and hard and without them I wouldn't be able to rush at all," he said, "On the touchdown I saw the cut back lane and kept my feet going. I know how to get the ball into the end zone." Finnegan has nine touchdowns and nearly 600 yards rushing in the rst four games of the season. Okeechobee wrapped up the scoring late in the game thanks to a 69-yard kick return by Washington. Files ran up the middle for 13 yards and an off sides penalty gave the Brahmans a rst and goal. Sebastian stiffened to force a fourth and goal at the three. Radebaugh rolled out to the left and found Will Jackson in the end zone. The senior made a nice grab of the pass to make the nal score 34-14.Game notesPiedra missed a 32 yard eld goal attempt for the Brahmans in the second quarter in a drive set up by a 40-yard run by Files. Files looked like a gymnast on a hit early in the third quarter as he seemed to spin in the air and still landed on his feet during a 10-yard gain. Sebastian River rushed for 333 yards as a team and had 19 rst downs. Ricky Stinson rushed for 79 yards on 11 carries, and Octavia Jefferson added 63 yards on seven carries for the Sharks (1-3). Washington had a tackle for loss for Okeechobee. Tyler King had a QB sack for Sebastian. Okeechobee travels to Stuart to play the Martin County Tigers next Friday night.Okeechobee vs. Sebastian River Game StatisticsHow they scored: First Quarter Sebastian River—Finnegan four yard run. (Hoelke PAT) 7-0. 9:43. Sebastian River—Jefferson one yard run. (Hoelke PAT) 14-0 3:54. Second Quarter Sebastian River—Smith 27 yard pass from Rodgers. (Hoelke PAT) 21-0. 10:37. Okeechobee—Neal 14 yard pass from Radebaugh (Piedra PAT) 21-7. 0:27. Third Quarter No scoring Fourth Quarter Sebastian River—Finnegan 22 yard run. (Kick blocked) 27-7. 9:14. Sebastian River—Flannary 50 yard pass from Rodgers (PAT) 34-7. 5:21. Okeechobee—Jackson three yard pass from Radebaugh (Piedra PAT) 34-14. 1:20. Team Statistics Okeechobee Sebastian First Downs 10 19 Third Downs 1-11 1-3 Penalties 1-15 12-86 Rushing yards 122 333 Passing yards 67 115 Punts 4-125 0-0 Punt returns 0-0 3-36 Kick returns 4-164 1-2 Fumbles/lost 1-0 3-2 Interceptions 0-0 0-0Individual Statistics OkeechobeePassing Att Comp Yards TD INTD.J. Washington 4 1 2 0 0 Jack Radebaugh 12 7 65 2 0 Totals 16 8 67 2 0 Rushing No. Yds Avg LG TD Washington 10 4 0.4 13 0 Ty’Ronte Files 14 111 7.9 40 0 E. Williams 4 22 5.5 15 0 Jack Radebaugh 4 -15 -3.8 2 0 Raul Piedra 1 0 0.0 0 0 Totals 33 122 3.7 40 0 Receiving No. Yds Avg Lg Td Washington 2 30 15.0 23 0 Files 1 -7 -7.0 -7 0 Will Jackson 2 5 2.5 3 1 Eddie Neal 2 28 14.0 14 1 Cade Stokes 1 9 9.0 9 0 Totals 8 67 8.4 23 2 Sebastian River bests Brahmans Okeechobee News/ Charles MurphyEddie Neal hauled in a touchdown pass in the rst half as Okeechobee fell to SebastianRiver on Friday night. Jack Radebaugh returned to the eld to re two touchdown passes for the Brahmans Friday night.

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