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11.24 feetLast Year: 13.90 feet Lake LevelsSource: South Florida Water Management District. Depth given in feet above sea level Wednesday, October 12, 2011 50¢ Plus ta x Vol. 102 No. 122 newszap.comFree SpeechFree Ads See page 4 for information about how to contact this newspaper.Two accused of trying to smuggle drugs into jail ... Page 7 OHS Brahmans shut out by Tigers ... Page 18 Commission to discuss land uses ... Page 5 Okeechobee News/ Charles MurphyAlex Boswell watches how a re ghter does his work with water during the Fire Prevention Week presentation from local re ghters Monday for the Okeechobee Christian Academy and local day care centers. By Charles M. MurphyOkeechobee News Fire Prevention Week began Monday at local schools and this year the theme is education of families on what causes house res, how to prevent them, and what to do in an emergency situation. Okeechobee County Fire Rescue will visit each elementary school in the county while the Okeechobee City Fire Department visited with day care centers, Grace Christian Academy and Central Elementary this week. City Fire Department Battalion Chief Bill Douglas said he has done these presentations for 25 years. He emphasizes the kids to not play with matches, crawl low in smoke and learn how to dial 911 to get help. His number one piece of advice is to have smoke detectors with working batteries in your home. "I can't stress that enough. I've gone to so many house res where there were no alarms. That is your early warning to get out of your home before the smoke gets too bad." He also stressed that kids remain calm, stay on the oor where the fresh air is, and to get out of their home and stay out during a re. "These kids hang on to this information. Our puppet show really helps them remember all this," he added. County Fire ghter Keith Bourgault said he enjoys this event every year. He said the kids love to see the re trucks and ambulance. His goal is to make kids feel more comfortable with remen Students learn re safetySee FIRE — Page 5 Committee to help plan city parks ... Page 3 By Pete GawdaOkeechobee News Engineering projects and court settlements dominated the Tuesday, Oct. 11, meeting of the Okeechobee Utility Authority board of directors. A few years ago OUA began to plan what is called the eastside forcemain that would provide sewer service to several prosed ne w subdivisions, as well as Treasure Island. Original plans called for the forcemain to go through the proposed subdivision of Northshore Village. One of the two lift stations required for the forcemain was to be in Northshore Village. It no w appears that Northshore Village will not be built in the near future. According to Jeff Sumner, engineer with AECOM, negotiations with the owners of Northshore Village for forcemain easement and a lift station site have hit a brick wall. Therefore the utility decided to change the route of the forcemain to avoid Northshore Village property. The new route would require only one lift station to be built on property donated by the county at the Okeechobee County Agri-Civic Center. The board voted to amend its contract with AECOM for an additional $88,000 to do the engineering on the new route. Tomm y Clay cast the lone dissenting vote because he did not think there was suf cient funding for the project. In a related matter the board voted to pay invoices totaling $700 to AECOM for engineering wor k OUA may settle lawsuitSee OUA — Page 5

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Happy 28th Anniversary to, Ricky and Corinna Fralix. May you both be blessed with many more years together. With Love, from your Family. RICKY FRALIX ANNIVERSARY CORINNA FRALIX • Family Owned & Operated Since 1978 • We Service All Brands • 1 Year Guarantee on Replacement Parts • 24/7 Emergency Service • FREE Estimates & Second Opinions on Equipment Replacements • Senior Citizen DiscountsFPL PARTICIPATING INDEPENDENT CONTRACTOR 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. Always on Top of the JobŽRe-Roofing Specialists€ Metal & Shingle Roofs € Flats & Leaks Repair FREE ESTIMATES863-357-3838State Lic.#CCC1327338 2 Okeechobee News October 12, 2011 By taking advantage of low water levels that extended into the summer wet season, the South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) was able to complete several successful environmental enhancement projects, such as planting native trees and bulrush and stocking apple snail eggs. “At the same time we coped with the negative effects of a drought, we also seized the opportunity to do critical environmental w ork that provides long-term bene ts,” said SFWMD Executive Director Melissa Meeker. “Planting vegetation when nature provides the chance improves the overall ecosystem as it recovers from low water levels.” Much of the work was completed in the spring and early summer when water levels w ere extremely low around Lake Okeechobee and the Caloosahatchee Estuary. After the initial work, the projects continue to be maintained as the plantings now are taking root and ourishing. Among the efforts:  Trees were planted around Lake Okeechobee, including 2,000 pond apples on the Rita Island berm, 660 cypress trees along the rim canal and 70 new cypress trees at Jaycee Park in Okeechobee.  Bulrush planting was started on approximately 12 acres at the Harney Pond Canal marsh and the Clewiston Cut marsh to protect areas where muck was previously removed.  Apple snail eggs were produced at a newly constructed hatchery at Lemkin Creek in Okeechobee County as part of a joint effort with Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute. The eggs were subsequently transplanted to Lake Okeechobee as the preferred food source for the endangered snail kite.  Vallisneria, a type of aquatic plant, was installed in cages along the Caloosahatchee Estuary, to re-establish the tape grass, which is critical to the food web in the sensitive estuary environment.  Surveying was conducted in Lake Okeechobee’s littoral zone and marsh to identify locations for future muck removal or tilling. Low water levels provide chance to replant native vegetation around lake Special to the Okeechobee News/ SFWMDApple snail eggs were transplanted from this hatchery to Lake Okeechobee. Local ForecastWednesday: Partly cloudy with isolated showers. Highs in the upper 80s. Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 20 percent. Wednesday night: Partly cloudy. Lows in the upper 60s. Southwest winds around 5 mph. Thursday: Partly sunny. Highs in the upper 80s. West winds 5 to 10 mph. Thursday night : Mostly clear. Lows in the upper 60s. Friday: Partly sunny. Highs in the upper 80s. Okeechobee Forecast

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The March of Dimes Florida Chapter is seeking applications for grants in Florida that will address unmet maternal and child health needs. These grants are one way the March of Dimes pursues its mission of preventing birth defects, premature birth, and infant mortality. “Our current grant priorities are to help women become as healthy as possible before making the decision to have a baby,” said Julie Samples, March of Dimes Florida Chapter Program Services Committee Chair. “The key focus for the March of Dimes is improving the health and well-being of women both before and after they have a baby.” Information on the grant process, including the request for proposal and grant guidelines, can be found on our website at www. marchofdimes.com/ orida. The closing date for applications is October 15, 2011, for a funding cycle that will begin in early 2012. For additional questions about the grant process, please contact Lori Reeves, State Program Director, at lreeves@marchofdimes. com. The March of Dimes is the leading nonpro t organization for pregnancy and bab y health. With chapters nationwide and its premier event, March for Babies, the March o f Dimes works to improve the health of babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth and infant mortality. For the latest resources and information, visit www.marchofdimes. com/ orida or nacersano.org. Find us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Locally owned and operated3207 South U.S.1 Fort Pierce,FL (772) 489-8056 DOES YOUR HOUSE NEED REPAIRS? DO YOU LIVE WITHIN THE CITY OF OKEECHOBEE?The City of Okeechobee is pleased to announce the opening of the 2011 CDBG Application Cycle for Housing Rehabilitation Assistance. To qualify, your income, based on household size, must not exceed the following limits: You must own your home in order to qualify and your home must be within the City limits of the City of Okeechobee. If you feel you qualify, please pick up an application at: General Services Department Okeechobee City Hall 55 S.E. Third Avenue Okeechobee, Florida Applications are also available online at www.cityofokeechobee.com For further information on obtaining an application, please contact the General Service Department at 863-763-3372, extension 217. Applications will be taken until November 12, 2011. Applications received after this date will be considered only if funding is available. City of Okeechobee is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer 1 Person 2 People 3 People 4 People 5 People 6 People 7 People 8 People $25,400 $29,000 $32,650 $36,250 $39,150 $42,050 $44,950 $47,850 PUBLISH:10/12,10/14/,10/17/2011, Okeechobee News Residential Commercial FREE EstimatesRoofing with the name you trust!Licensed and Insured St. Lic. CCC046939Dont make a Mistake! Call Big Lake 863-763-ROOF (7663) & REPAIRSROOFING 3 Okeechobee News October 12, 2011 March of Dimes offers grants for birth health needs “The Successful Student” a parent guide, will be sent home with every student in the Okeechobee County School System on Friday, Oct. 14. This book, mandated by the state, is designed to provide students and parents in Okeechobee with the most current information on a variety of educational topics, explained Superintendent of Schools, Ken Kenworthy. The parent guide includes FCAT and other testing information, report card schedule, school calendar, bus safety rules and information on what your child should be learning at each grade level. In addition, there is information on tutorial services, extended day and after-school programs for elementary, middle and high school students. Information on the Migrant, ESE and Federal Programs as well as opportunities for parent participation, attendance, rules for school bus riders and homework helps are also included. “As our partners in education, parents are valuable team members with educators throughout our district. One of our goals is to increase and improve communication both to you and from you. This parent guide is one of the ways we are attempting to share as much vital information as possible for your use now and in the future,” Mr. Kenworthy stated. Parent guide to be sent home with every student Cast your vote for the County Fair themePlans are under way for the 2012 Okeechobee County Fair, March 9-18, at the Okeechobee Agri-Civic Center. The fair board has narrowed down the possible themes to four and they want the community’s help to choose among the following themes:  It’s a Family A-Fair  Love A-Fair  There’s Magic in the F-Air  Fair Time is Fun Time. Cast your vote by visiting www. OkeechobeeCountyFair.com and clicking on your favorite theme. Results will be announced Nov. 4. The City of Okeechobee is seeking interested citizens to serve on the newly formed “Park Committee.” Applicants may be city or county residents but they cannot be city employees. County or State employees would need to refer to their employee handbook to determine whether they may apply. The committee will serve in an advisory capacity only to make recommendations to the City Council on identifying trends and opportunities for providing a variety of active and passive recreation areas for persons of all ages and abilities; to provide concepts of quality and visually appealing of parks, buildings, athletic facilities and maintenance of such facilities; and to identify open space opportunities. Anyone interested in being appointed to this committee must submit a completed Citizen Board Application to the Of ce of the City Clerk by Wednesday, Oct. 12. Applications may be printed from the City’s web site, www.cityofokeechobee.com or contact the Clerk’s Of ce directly, 863-763-3372 x 215, City Hall, 55 SE 3rd Avenue, Okeechobee, FL 34974. City forming new park committee Hampton Inn hosts book signingDeborah Sharp, author of “Mama Sees Stars,” will be at the Hampton Inn, 1200 State Road 70 E. on Saturday, Oct. 22, from 2 to 5 p.m. for a book preview and signing. For more information call 863-824-0003.

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Minimal regatta The minimal regatta was an outstanding event. The organizers deserve a big round of thanks from the community.  What a great time and good to see the c ommunity support the event. Our vessel didn’t fair so well but what a blast it was!  The minimal regatta was a really wellplanned event and it was a lot of fun. They had tents to protect the spectators from the s un and from the rain. They had a bounce house and bounce slide and free face painting for the kids. Many of the booths were giving away free snacks and there were also more substantial food items for sale. They had plenty of security both on and off the w ater, with FWC and OCSO boats in the wat er and city police of cers in the park area. It was just a great day of family fun. Some of the contestants went all out with their des igns and costumes.  I think the turn out for both the Labor Day Festival and the Adam Bryant Minimal Regatta shows that Okeechobee residents w ant these local events and will support t hem. We just need community organizat ions to take the lead. For Labor Day, it was Okeechobee Main Street, the BRAT Club and t he Cattlemen. For the Minimal Regatta, it w as the Kiwanis Club. If the local organizat ions step up and start planning more festiv als and special events, I think the community will support them. And by hosting such events, these organizations will become more well known and their membership w ill grow.  I noticed several candidates for local ofce in the 2012 elections had boats. For next y ear, which will be right before the election, t hey could play that up with challenge races. Of course the candidates would have to row t heir own boats. That could be quite a draw for the crowds too. City park Do we actually need another park? But t hey will nd some way to keep pushing and pushing it until it happens. There could be other ways to spend money—such as pay down debt, pay top dollar for common sense, etc.—more ef ciently than a park by a creek that’s un t for swimming or any other water activity you can think of.  They’ll come up with more events there until they push the park deal through.  This issue should really be up to the city voters since the city tax payers are the ones who will pay for anything they do there. If the city residents think it is a good idea and something they want, go for it. Although I am sure some people who do not live in the city limits would use such a park, the city tax payers would be footing the bill, so the decision should be theirs. I think neighborhood parks are a good idea. I wish we had more of them in the county. As for debt, the city does not have any debt. They got the OUA to take the water system debt when the OUA was formed.  Whenever there’s a kid arrested for stealing cars or robbing houses the rst thing everyone says is “well, there’s nothing for the kids to do around here!” This is why something as well-intentioned as a new park is met with erce opposition by members of our City Council, not to mention a former councilman who is concerned about the traf c? Maybe that’s why all of the other city parks are located right along the busiest highway in town. And speaking of that and liability, who would be liable if a child wandered into traf c at any of the other parks? What if a kid falls off a ramp and dies at the skate park? There’s liability in everything but you can’t let it trump common sense.  Nothing to do? Give me a break. There is bowling, movie theater, skate park, tennis, playgrounds, ball elds, shing, boating, race cars, high school activities, clubs, etc. Making excuses for kids behavior is simply not taking responsibility. You can’t stop every kid from doing something wrong. The kids walking around saying there is nothing to do don’t want anything to do. They are too close minded, or just looking for trouble. Of course there are also chores which many (not all) kids feel they shouldn’t have to do.  Personally, I think it’s crazy to venture into something costly right now without any cost gures to keep this park up. Shouldn’t there be some public hearings rst so everyone can get a full picture of what’s going on? The Mission continuesI would like to take this opportunity to update our community about our current services and operations in our Mission, Big Lake Missions Outreach, Okeechobee County. As most of you know, Bruce was in and out of the hospital for almost eight months, but our mission continued on a smaller basis. Our church leadership continued feeding the homeless and needy and needs were met when they were able to help. Since May of this year, we are back to our regular services reaching out to the community as the need arises. Bruce is doing very well, thanks be to God and the faithful prayers of our friends. We have been in operation for 16 years reaching out to the homeless and needy in our city. We have and will continue to keep on without any reservations or respects-ofpersons. As directors, Bruce or I or anyone connected with our Mission receives no pay for the services offered, but by the grace of God and help and donations from various churches, businesses and private people, we are able to do this. Having said all that, since the summer months began, monthly support and cooked trays of food for the meal site has been down to half, but the need is even greater. There are not many actual homeless like there used to be, but we are helping more families with services as well as eating hot meals at the site. Do not throw away food when someone else needs it—food from parties, banquets, weddings, etc. that could be used to feed the hungry. If you would just call us, we would be glad to pick it up. We have lots of frozen and cold storage. We also have a good pantry that constantly needs to be restocked. The holidays are before us sooner than we would like to think about. We will have a hot Thanksgiving Dinner served at our meal site for the homeless and needy. Also volunteers will deliver take-outs to the ones they know have no transportation. Help and funds would be greatly appreciated for both holidays. We also have a toy drive for the needy kids in OUR community. We would greatly appreciate your considering helping our mission throughout the year to continue to reach out to those who need it. To those of you who have been faithful and continue to do so, many thanks to all of you. Without the monetary help each month and donations of all types, we could not do what we do. Please call 863-763-5725 or (cell 863-6976433) for more information. Happy Harvest & God Bless, Bruce & MaryAnne Swinford Big Lake Missions DirectorsPark proposedIn response to the proposed park Here’s my two cents worth. Can we please be mor e descriptive of where it will be? The Taylo r Creek is a pretty big piece. So, as a layman, and many of the city/county citizens are, I’d like to know where, exactly, are we talking about? I, for one, would also like to see a hug e fundraiser for the already existing count y park Wooden Jungle since that one is in such disrepair. Surely all the folks that hav e children, swim in the pool, attend the ball elds can put their heads together to com e up with a plan. If we cannot take care of th e one we have, well, why get another one? While on the subject of needing repair, the old Cattlemen’s arena could really use a little help as well. I am all for a new park, under the conditions it looks like a park, with grass, trees, water fountains, butter y gardens. Not a concrete jungle with concrete sidewalks, concrete parking etc. We already have that, it is called the Agri-Civic Center. Let’s put our positive heads together, asking what is the true bene t of a park? Would it seriously be attended? What is the longterm goal of it? Who is going to maintain it? Are we going to plan events there? With vendors making it fun for everyone? Will da y permits be extended for the general publi c to sell things? Like a hotdog? YES, then let’s do this! But, if it is going to look like the concrete jungle of the Agri-Center, the falling down wooden jungle, the non-attended Butter y garden and the very valuable piece o f history we have, “the rodeo arena,” which are all of no beauty to this town. Then m y answer is no. Concerned citizen, Bobbi Poole Editor’s note: As stated in the article in the Friday, Oct. 7 Okeechobee News: “Preliminary plans for the proposed park, to be located on cityowned property on Taylor Creek at S.E. Sixth Avenue and S.E. Seventh Street, include a beach volleyball court, chickees, picnic tables, a children’s wadin g pool and other playground features and docks.” Wednesday, October 12, 2011 4 Okeechobee News OPINION Public Forum/Speak Out Letters 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. 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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. 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MEMBER OF:Speak Out has moved online, where it is q uicker and easier to share your ideas and converse with others. Go to www.newszap. com, click on the community name and y our local or state Public Forum. There, y ou can create new topics or comment on e xisting topics. What follows is a sam pling of some of the discussions currently taking p lace. Thanks for participating!

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By Pete GawdaOkeechobee News It looks like Okeechobee County Commissioners will put in a long day tomorrow w ith much of it spent discussing various land uses. Charlie Pelizza, of the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service will be presenting an update on the proposed Everglades Headwaters National W ildlife Refuge and Conservation Area. This 150,000 acre refuge is primarily a conservation easement program. Plans call for leasing conservation easements on 100,000 acres and purchasing 50,000 acres to improve water quality and provide wildlife habitat. Much of the property under consideration for purchase or lease is in Okeechobee County. Commissioners will also consider recommendations for Okeechobee County made by the Department of Defense’s Joint Land Use Study of the Avon Park Air Force Range. The range is a 106,000 acre training facility in Polk and Highland counties. The Highland County section is just across the Kissimmee River from Okeechobee County. The recommendations affect the use of land, such as limiting land uses for areas nearest the range, and requiring disclosure notices and establishing height limits and lightning criteria for other areas near the range. In another land-use item commissioners w ill be looking at the section of county code that deals with land application of treated septage. The county’s regulations are more stringent than those imposed by the state. The board retained Jordan Peccia, Ph.D. P.E., from Yale University, Department of Chemical Engineering to review the county’s code and make recommendations. Commissioners will discuss Dr. Peccia’s report and consider appropriate action. Okee-Tantie Campground and Marina, which has been under utilized for several years due to unrepaired hurricane damage, will also be a topic of discussion. Commissioners will be looking at ve master plans that were developed by Applied Technology & Management, Inc. There is a potential investor interested in developing the park and the investor is interested in which direction commissioners want to go. In other action, the board is expected to:  receive Work Force Solutions’ two-year plan;  receive the Florida Department of Transportation ve-year work plan;  appoint one member to the construction industry licensing board with a term to end March 21, 2012;  appoint two members to the affordable housing committee with terms to expire Sept. 15, 2013; and  discuss an ordinance on placing tobacco products behind the counter and out of the hands of youth. Commission to consider land uses 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Keith Bass & The Florida Bluegrass Express Performing LiveKeith Bass & The Florida Bluegrass Express Performing Live October 15, 2011 @ 5:30 at the KOA Campground. $10 per person at the door. Children 12 and under free with a paid adult. Concessions will be available. For additional information contact Keith or Darlene Bass at 863-781-2376 or 863-634-5815 In this age of exploitive and trashy media, were proud to be different. We believe in operating and publishing our newspaper as a public trust. Fulfilling our public trust requires that we try to bring out the best in our community and its people. We seek the highest common denominators, not the lowest. We dont engage in gutter journalism. We know we can achieve success on the high road. How are we doing? Let us know by emailing feedback@newszap.com or calling your editor.Community Service Through Journalism 5 Okeechobee News October 12, 2011 previously done on the eastside force main project. “I believe we have settlement of the Royal Professional Builders bankruptcy case,” announced board attorney Tom Conley. He said that as part of the settlement Royal agreed to pay the utility $141,000 to satisfy payments on their developer’s agreement. In return, the developer’s agreement would be cancelled and the utility would relinquish any tax certi cates it holds on their property. However, Mr. Conley said there was a technicality holding up the judge’s ruling that did not involve OUA. Royal Professional Builders still has not paid 2010 taxes. Even though that matter must be resolved between the company and the tax collector and approved by the bankruptcy judge, Mr. Conley was con dant it would be settled. In another ongoing case involving unpaid developer’s agreements, Mr. Conley announced that even though it went to trial in May there are still no results from the litigation with Land Ventures of America. Turning to other business, in accordance with OUA policy, accounts with an outstanding balance of $50 or less that are older than one year will not be pursued for payment. As a result of this policy the board voted to write off a total of $1,724.15 from 78 customers. The board also received without comment the preliminary scal year 2011 yearend balance report. Chairman Steve Nelson urged the utility to support the proposed city park on Taylor Creek. Post your opinions in the Public Issues Forum at www.newszap.com. Reporter Pete Gawda can be reached at pgawda@newszap.com. OUAContinued From Page 1 so they aren’t scared and nervous in a real emergency. “It is very stressful for them. We don’t want them to be afraid. We show them the instruments and things we use in our job and make them feel comfortable with us,” he added. Mr. Bourgault said he feels the kids retain this information for later in life. While there are reports once in awhile of kids starting res with matches and lighters, those reports are few and far between. “We do think it works. I see the kids over the years. They remember us and what we’ve told them so I hope it gets through,” he added. Mr. Bourgault said residents should check the batteries on their smoke detectors each year, have a good evacuation plan, and keep their homes and roof tops clear of debris and ammable materials. He also urged residents to educate themselves on local burn laws. Fire Prevention Week is the longest running public health and safety observance on record as it began in 1922. Visit the Fire Prevention Week website to get safety tips and other information on how to make your home and family safe. FIREContinued From Page 1 If you go ...WHAT: Okeechobee County Commission meeting WHEN: 9 a.m., Thursday, Sept. 13 WHERE: Commission Chambers, Okeechobee County Courthouse Okeechobee News./ Charles MurphyCounty re ghter/paramedic Keith Bourgault gave students a tour of an Okeechobee County Fire/Rescue ambulance along with his colleague Matt Vinson on Monday outside the Okeechobee Freshman Campus. Kissimmee River closed to navigation due to currentsNavigation on the Kissimmee River has been closed to boaters following the weekend’s rainfall events, which dumped more than a foot of water on the upper Kissimmee River Valley. The ood control structures have been opened to let the water ow south in Lake Okeechobee, causing swift and potentially dangerous currents in the river.

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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.Georgiann J. Wentz, 66OKEECHOBEE — Georgiann J. Wentz, age 66, of Okeechobee passed away Saturday, Oct. 8, 2011, in the Hamrick Home Hospice in Okeechobee. She was born in Pennsylvania and moved to Okeechobee in 2005 coming from Mentor, Ohio, and Thomason, Ga. She was a member of the More to Life Ministries Church in Okeechobee. She is survived by her husband, Roger L. Wentz; mother, Julia Majerchik of Baden, Pa.; daughter, Lisa A. Scott (Kelly) of Ohio; son, Mark Wentz (Tessa) of Ohio; and ve grandchildren. In addition she is survived by her special friends, Mary Wilburn and Nancy Phelps. Georgiann’s family would like to thank the staff and nurses of the Hamrick Home for their wonderful and loving care of their loved one. Also, special thanks to Pastor Carrie McKee for his visits, prayers and caring friendship to Georgiann. In keeping with Georgiann’s wishes, there will be no services at this time. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Okeechobee, P.O. Box 1548, Okeechobee, Fl 34973. All arrangements are under the care of the Buxton Funeral Home, 110 NE 5th Street, Okeechobee. On-line condolences may be made at www.buxtonfuneralhome.com. Inarleen ‘Dee’ Bresslar,OKEECHOBEE — Inarleen “Dee” Bresslar, age 76, died at the Hamrick Home on Sunday, Oct. 9, 2011. A native of Delta, Ala., she was born May 19, 1935, to J.B. and Florarene Ingram. Dee had resided in Okeechobee for 27 years before moving to Lake City, Fla. In 2008, to be closer to family, she returned to Okeechobee. She was preceded in death by her true love and companion, Bill Snyder; and sons, Curtis Demedicis and Tony Higgins. Survivors include sons, Pete (Gail) Johnson of Okeechobee, Ray Bressler of Burbank, Calif., Marvin (Chrissy) Bressler of Okeechobee; daughter, Elizabeth Higgins of Rosamond, Calif.; grandsons, Jeremiah Johnson, Curtis and Ronald Demedicis; granddaughters, Victoria Johnson, Shelly Demedicis; and four great-grandchildren, all of Okeechobee. Dee enjoyed knitting or crocheting and watching wrestling (which she knew was “real”). The family would like to extend a special thank-you to Hospice of Okeechobee for the outstanding care they provided to their loving mother and grandmother. A memorial service for friends and family will be held tomorrow, Oct. 13, 2011, at Laurel Oaks Senior Apartments, 1800 N.W. 3rd Lane, Okeechobee, beginning at 2 p.m. Pastor Jimmy Gibbs will of ciate. In lieu of owers, the family suggests memorial donations be made 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. 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. Plus well give you a complimentary e-Subscription so you can read YOUR newspaper anywhere via the Internet.Thats a value of $72 -Yours for FREE if you act NOW!(*Value based on annual subscriptions) For ONLY $6.00 a monthSUBSCRIBE TODAY!EZPay is simplicity personified. It is the most convenient way to pay for your subscription. Once its set up, its automatic every month. And with no bills, no checks and no mail, EZPay is kind to the environment. Act now!Limited time offer! Visit: https://circulation.newszap.com/ Email: readerservices@newszap.com Call: 800-282-8586 I t  s a l l a b o u t y o u y o u r n e w s y o u r n e i g h b o r s y o u r l i f e Obituaries 6 Okeechobee News October 12, 2011 Sign guestbooks at http://www.legacy.com Community Events Healthy Start board meetsThe Board of Directors of the Okeechobee Healthy Start Coalition will meet on Wednesday, Oct. 12 at 11:30 a.m., in their of ce, located at 575 S.W. 28th Street within the New Endeavor High School Building. This meeting is open to the public. The Okeechobee Healthy Start Coalition is part of a statewide network of coalitions responsible for planning and implementing services for pregnant women and infants. The Okeechobee Healthy Start Coalition is made up of citizens interested in promoting healthy families and healthy outcomes for babies in Okeechobee. For more information about the Coalition, please contact Executive Director, Kay Begin, at the Coalition of ce, 863-462-5877. Learning Coalition to meetThe Okeechobee County Provider/Advisory Council meeting will take place on Wednesday, Oct. 12 at 12:00 noon. The meeting location is Church of Our Savior, 200 N.W. 3rd Street, in Okeechobee. Contact Loretta Toth at 772-223-3832 with any questions.Euchre tournament resumesThe Euchre tournament will resume for the season on Mondays and Wednesdays. The next tournament will take place on Wednesday, Oct. 12, at the Village Square Restaurant, at 301 W. South Park St. Play starts at 6:30 p.m. but plan to arrive at 6:15 p.m. Everyone is welcome, even beginners. Call John Munger for information at 863357-0803.Farm Bureau to hold 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.VNA to offer diabetes seminarAre you, “Living with Diabetes?” Come and nd out more about how you can better live with it. The Visiting Nurses Association will offer a seminar presented by Wanda Haas, RN CDE on Oct. 13 at 1:30 p.m. at Grand Oaks Assisted Living Facility, 203 SE Second Street (In the dining room). Main Street Mixer slatedOkeechobee Main Street’s October Mixer will be sponsored by the Florida Blood Center on Thursday, Oct. 13, from 5 until 7 p.m. at the Holiday Inn Express Hotel and Suites, located at 3101 U.S. 441 S. The public is invited and current members are asked to bring a friend! Okeechobee Main Street is a non-pro t organization dedicated to the revitalization of Okeechobee County and the preservation of our County’s heritage. Please join us for networking, refreshments, door prizes, and a chance to win our 2011 Mega 50-50. For information call Cindy Birdashaw at 863-357-6246 or stop in the Main Street of ce at 111 N.E. Second St.KOA to host Annual Boots and Pearls Gala on Oct. 14Okeechobee KOA will host the 6th Annual Boots and Pearls charity gala on Friday, Oct. 14 beginning at 6 p.m., with a social hour. Dinner will be at 7 p.m. with music and dancing by Chris MacArthur and The Florida Cracker boys. Tickets are available at Eli’s Western Wear. For more information, please call 863-763-2984.Waylon Purvis bene t to be held Oct. 15 in LakeportA barbecue bene t will be held for Waylon Purvis on Saturday, Oct. 15 at the Duck Pub, 1031 Lakeport Plaza, at 2 p.m. until. The dinner consists of ribs or chicken with lots of sides to choose from and dessert. An Indian taco plate will also be available for $8. Entertainment is played by Wayne Purvis. A 50/50 drawing will be held with tickets available in advance. Contacts are: Frankie at 863-261-2001; Amanda at 863-532-2111; and, Joni at 863-697-8395.Dinner bene ts Animal AdventuresCypress Hut Eagles will host a chicken dinner to bene t Animal Adventures wildlife sanctuary on Saturday, Oct. 15 Food will be served at 3 p.m. Plates are $6. Music will be by The Harpers. Some of the animals will be on site.

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By Eric KoppOkeechobee News A man and woman are being held in the Okeechobee County Jail on felony charges after the woman reportedly tried to smuggle prescription pills into the jail. Peter Brege, 26, N.W. Fourth St., Okeechobee, and Tara K. Spence, 33, of the same address, were both arrested Monday, Oct. 10, on felony charges of attempted delivery of oxycodone, conspiracy to deliver oxycodone and introduction of contraband into a correction facility. Both are being held on bonds of $15,000 each. An arrest report by a detective with the Okeechobee Narcotics Task Force stated that Spence brought four oxycodone pills into the county jail and hid them under a trash can. The pills were reportedly wrapped in a ball of tin foil and were found by Detention Deputy Iris Marrero. Records indicate that Brege was initially arrested on a felony charge of burglary and a misdemeanor charge of petit theft. On Aug. 9 he entered into a plea agreement by which he was sentenced to one day in jail on the misdemeanor charge and two years probation on the felony charge. As part of that probation, he was ordered to spend six months in the county jail. Jail records show that Brege was to be released from jail on Nov. 28 to begin his probation. According to the detective’s report, Spence has a prescription for oxycodone pills but the pills she reportedly left for Brege were not part of that prescription. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING AMENDING THE COMPREHENSIVE PLAN FOR THE CITY OF OKEECHOBEEPLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the City Council of the City of Okeechobee, Florida will on Tuesday, October 18, 2011 at 6:00 p.m. or as soon thereafter possible, at City Hall, 55 SE 3rd Ave., Okeechobee, FLconduct a PUBLIC HEARING to consider amending the adopted Comprehensive Plan. The purpose of this PUBLIC HEARING is to consider and receive input concerning Textual Amendments which must be addressed in order to coordinate the Comprehensive Plan with the South Florida Water Management District's Kissimmee Basin Water Supply Plan Update as required by F.S. 163.3177(6)(c): €Potable Water Sub-Element of the Sanitary Sewer, Solid Waste, Drainage, Potable Water and Natural Groundwater Aquifer Recharge (Infrastructure) Element €Conservation Element €Intergovernmental Coordination Element €Capital Improvements Element The City will forward the adopted changes to the Department of Community Affairs. All members of the public are encouraged to attend and participate in said hearing. The adopted amendments may be inspected in its entirety by members of the public in the Office of the City Clerk during regular business hours, Mon-Fri, 8am-4:30pm, except fo r holidays. PLEASE TAKE NOTICE AND BE ADVISED that no stenographic record by a certified court reporter will be made of the foregoing meeting. Accordingly, any person who may seek to appeal any decision involving the matters noticed herein will be responsible f or making a verbatim record of the testimony and evidence at said meeting upon which any appeal is to be based. Please contact Cit y Administration at 863-763-3372, or website www.cityofokeechobee.com, to obtain a copy of the agenda. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990 persons needing special accommodation to participate in th is proceeding should contact the City Clerks Office at 863-763-3372 for assistance. BY:James E. Kirk, MAYOR Lane Gamiotea, CMC, CITYCLERK 7 Okeechobee News October 12, 2011 Couple accused of smuggling pills into jail 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).  Daniel Patrick Murphy, 19, S.W. 21st Parkway, Okeechobee, was arrested Oct. 7 by Deputy Howard Pickering on an Okeechobee County warrant charging him w ith violation of probation shooting/throwing a deadly missile into a building/vehicle. He is being held without bond.  James Everett Fraser III, 51, W. Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, was arrested Oct. 8 by Deputy Howard Pickering on a charge of grand theft (three counts). His bond was set at $7,500.  Jesus Musical, 24, was arrested Oct. 9 by Deputy Yamil Astacio on charges of driving under the in uence and resisting a law enforcement of cer without violence. His bond was set at $1,000.  Harrison John Flanery, 41, S.E. 14th Ave., Okeechobee, was arrested Oct. 9 by Deputy Corporal Aric Majere on an Okeechobee County warrant charging him with obtaining or attempting to obtain a controlled substance by fraud (14 counts). His bond was set at $35,000.  Fermin Arriaga, 40, S.W. Third Ave., Okeechobee, was arrested Oct. 9 by Of cer Charles Green on a charge of driving under the in uence. His bond was set at $500.  Tanya Henderson, 37, S.E. 57th Drive, Okeechobee, was arrested Oct. 10 by Deputy Marcus Collier on a charge of grand theft. Her bond was set at $1,000.  Joseph Martin Miller, 25, S.E. 25th Terrace, Okeechobee, was arrested Oct. 10 by Deputy Patricia Massung on an Okeechobee County warrant charging him with felony petit theft. His bond was set at $2,500.  Colton Matthew Smith, 12, S.W. Third Ave., Okeechobee, was arrested Oct. 6 by Deputy Donnie Holmes on a charge of battery on a school board employee (two counts). He was booked into the Okeechobee County Jail then taken to the St. Lucie Regional Detention Center in Fort Pierce. This column lists arrests and not convictions, unless otherwise stated. Anyone listed here who is later found innocent or has had the charges against them dropped is welcome to inform this newspaper. The information will be con rmed and printed. Okeechobee Arrest Report Operation Safe Medicine Cabinet II to be heldNo questions asked! Turn in your outdated and unused medications. Keep prescription medications out of the wrong hands, off the streets and out of the hands of our youth. Join the Okeechobee City Police Department, the Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Of ce and your local pharmacies to make your medicine cabinet and home a safer place. Meds will be collected on Saturday, Nov. 12 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. across from Okeechobee Skate Park at 307 N.W. Sixth Ave.ARC Thrift Store in need of donations The ARC of Okeechobee Thrift Store is currently requesting donations of household items, dishes, kitchen appliances, furniture and clothing. Your tax deductible donation will be used to help further the mission. The store is open MondayFriday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. All items can be dropped off at the thrift store location, 403 N.W. Second Ave. in Okeechobee. For information, call 863-763-2419.

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Believers Fellowship Church will hold its Friday night gospel sing on Oct. 14 at 7 p.m. at 300 S.W. 6th Ave. Everyone is invited to attend. Refreshments are served immediately following the sing. Come on out and sing a song or sit and listen and enjoy a great time of music, fellowship and food. The Okeechobee Church of God Ladies Ministry will host a community yard Sale on Oct. 15 from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the church, 301 NE 4th Avenue. There is inside and outside booths being set up. They also have a concession stand. Have you wanted to have a yard sale, not enough room, or in bad location. Reserve a spaces with a table for a $10 donation. Reserve a space and bring your own table for a $5 donations. To reserve your spot call Sue at 863-634-2930. Freedom Outreach Ministry will hold a yard sale on Sunday, Oct. 16 at 912 N.W. 2nd Street (2 blocks west of Meat Shoppe) from 9 a.m. until. Anything and everything for sale. Church of God of Prophecy of Okeechobee, 102 N.W. 10th Street, is having a pastor appreciation celebration for the month of October. Everyone is invited to come and show the pastor, Brother Mike Bevis and his wife, Sister Deb Bevis how much they are appreciated. On Thursday, Oct. 20 Evangelist Gary Pollard will be at Haven of Rest Church in Cedar Plaza in Okeechobee at 7 p.m. Everyone is welcome. The pumpkin on Hunter Road continues. Come hear the greatest story ever told on Saturday, Oct. 29 from 3–6 p.m. at the Buckhead Ridge Baptist Church 1731 Hunter Road. There will be games, hay ride, cake walk, music and lots of fun. Okeechobee Church of God, 301 N.E. Fourth Ave, will host a concert by American Idol Season Six Top 10 Finalist Chris Sligh on Saturday, Oct. 29, at 7 p.m. For more information call 863-763-4127. First Baptist Church has received word from Angel Food Ministries that the food program has been discontinued. Church of God of Prophecy -Open Arms Ministry, 102 NW 10TH Street-Hurting Women’s Ministry meet every second and fourth Friday of each month at 7 p.m.-A ministry for women for all ages who are going through or have been through crisis in their lives. For more information please call 863254-8304. Oakview Baptist Church will host Xtreme Missions, Saturday, Nov. 5 from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. This event is for children in grades 1–6 and their church leaders. The children will meet with missionaries and learn about their country and culture. The cost of the event is $16 which includes a t-shirt and lunch. For more information, please contact Oakview Baptist Church at 863-763-1699. Registration for Upward Basketball and Cheerleading has begun at First Baptis t Church of Okeechobee. Deadline is Nov. 30 The program is for girls and boys in K-5 through 6th grades. For more information or to register, please call 863-467-7625 or go b y the church or ROC of ce. Registration forms are also available at your child’s school.The Okeechobee News welcomes news from area churches for this column. E-mail okeenews@ newszap.com. 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 Good news about your business? Your civic group? Your community?Tell your own story! 100 words and one photo for only $25!Publish Your News today!Just visit www.newszap.com, click on your community, and then on the link for Publish Your News. 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! 8 Okeechobee News October 12, 2011 Local churches plan speakers, sales and special events Special to the Okeechobee News/ Anton Silva IIIPrayer walkThe Okeechobee Ministerial Association has been hosting a series of prayer walks. At a recent walk, from left to right in the front row: Kristin Higgins-First United Methodist Church (FUMC), Vanessa Watt-FUMC, Audrey Metcalf-FUMC (holding the school’s sign which reads Never, Never, Never Give Up!), Pat Hall-FUMC, OMA member Rev. Nancy Vaughan-FUMC Christian Education Director & Judy Simpson-FUMC. In the back row are: Savannah Simpson-FUMC, Kayla Harrison-FUMC, OMA President Rev. Jim Dawson-FUMC Youth/Assistant Pastor, OMA member Rev. Bruce Simpson-FUMC Senior Pastor, Karen Van Beek-FUMC Pianist & Handbell Choir Director, CW SimpsonFUMC and OMA Secretary Sandy Perry-Northside Baptist/Okeechobee Community Choir Director. Not pictured: Katie Van Beek and Jessica Suits, both of FUMC. S Places of W orshi p

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Hampton Inn, located at 1200 E. SR 70, hosted the September, 2011 Okeechobee Main Street Mixer on Thursday, Sept. 8. Main Street members and guests were welcomed by Donna Huth, Director of Sales, sporting a cowboy hat and western attire, be tting of the event's theme. Over 80 OKMS members and visitors attended the mixer and enjoyed "a taste of Okeechobee"wonderful hors d'ouerves and snacks prepared by Cowboys BBQ and Steak Company, the Golden Corral and Lunkers Sports Grill. Members used this opportunity to network with business partners and were informed of upcoming community events. Keith Kite, of Kite Enterprises, LLC, who own the Hampton Inn, presented a brief overview of the hotel, which won a prestigious 2011 "Connie" award for customer service. Executive Director, Cindy Birdashaw assisted in distributing exciting door prizes provided by Main Street member organizations and President Kathleen Shatto thanked those in attendance for their support of the organization. Main Street's MEGA 50-50 drawing will continue at each mixer throughout the year, with a winner being announced during the December event. The October Mixer will be sponsored by the Florida Blood Center on Thursday, Oct. 13, at the Holiday Inn Express Hotel and Suites, located at 3101 Highway 441 South. The public is welcome to attend and current members are asked to bring a friend! Okeechobee Main Street is a non-profit organization dedicated to the revitalization of Okeechobee County and the preservation of our County's heritage. Please join us for networking, refreshments, door prizes, and a chance to win our 2011 Mega 50-50. For more information contact the Okeechobee Main Street Executive Director Cindy Birdashaw at 863-357-6246 or stop in the Main Street of ce at 111 N.E. 2nd St. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 9 Okeechobee News October 12, 2011 Hampton Inn welcomes Okeechobee Main Street By Pete GawdaOkeechobee News Okeechobee County has a new building of cial with a familiar face. Arnold Verwey, who served as building of cial from August of 2000 until his retirement in June of 2008, recently came back to his old job temporarily. Interim county administrator Robbie Chartier announced that interim building of cial Tim English resigned effective Sept. 30. She said that Mr. Verwey was the logical choice to come back for three months to evaluate the department and see what direction it should go. Mr. Verwey said he agreed to come out of retirement for three months to help out until somebody could be found to hold the position permanently. "I love it extremely well," he said of his retirement. "We're not planning to rock the boat," Mr. Verway said. Any changes made will be made gradually. He plans to do a lot of listening. He said he will be examining plans, performing inspections and seeing how things are operating. He also plans to check out any concerns and address them. "It's nice he's back here, said planning of cial Bill Royce who worked with Mr. Verwey previously. He was looking forward to working with Mr. Verwey again. Verwey returns temporarily Special to the Okeechobee News/ Hampton InnPaul Mitchell, left and Carl Shumate discuss the news of the day. President Kathleen Shatto and Executive Director Cindy Birdashaw enjoy a Main Street moment before guests arrive.

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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 10 Okeechobee News October 12, 2011 The inaugural Adam Bryant Minimal Regatta, held Saturday on Taylor Creek, raised more than $10,000 for local scholarships. The event, which drew 58 entries and approximately 700 spectators, was such a success that plans are already under way for next year’s regatta. Adam Bryant was a talented musician and charming young man whose life was shortened by a devastating spinal cord injury in November 2002. He survived the initial accident and worked to recover until his passing in June 2004. At the time of his accident, Adam was a volunteer reman and attending Fire/EMT school to become a professional re ghter/EMT. The Minimal Regatta exempli es Adam’s creativity and fun-loving spirit. The goal of this event is awarding a scholarship to a graduating Okeechobee High School Senior and furthering a young-person’s ambitions of living a life of public serv ice through being a professional re ghter/ EMT in dedication to Adam’s personal goal of being a re ghter that was cut short. They w ill be able to complete what Adam tragically could not. Race entrants built their own boats using one 4’ by 8’ sheet of plywood, 24 feet of 2” by 4” lumber, one pound of fasteners and a roll of duct tape. Paint was allowed for decoration only. The boats raced on a course of 750 feet. Paddles were provided. In addition to the races, spectators enjoyed a number of free family-friendly attractions include bounce houses, in atable slides, face painters, a magician, a balloon man, and paintable plaster items for the kids. Winners were as follows:  Fastest in Adult Division: Jesse Bodden sponsored by Fast Break Marathon.  Fastest in Youth Division: Johnny Cromwell sponsored by Commissioner Bryant Culpepper.  Best Theme: Todd Hackett, Heath Whipple, and Eric Kendall. Their boat was modeled after Adam’s personal guitar.  “Titanic Award” (Fastest to Sink): Allen Leitner sponsored by Waste Management.  “Life Saver Award” (Sportsmanship): Jacob Gresseth, sponsored by Charlie’s Tree Service. He heroically dove in to help a fellow boat captain, Jennifer Ramftle, pull her boat across the nish line. The event was hosted by the Kiwanis Club of Okeechobee and organized by J.D. Mixon. Participants are already planning their boats for next year. For more information, contact J.D. Mixon at 863-634-1778 or go online to www.MinimalRegatta.com. For more photos of the boat races, see the Okeechobee News Facebook page. Race videos can be found at http://www.youtube. com/user/jmixon12. Regatta raises $10,000 for re/EMT scholarships Special to the Okeechobee NewsThe prize for Best Theme, went to Todd Hackett (left), Eric Kendall (second from left) and Heath Whipple (right) for their guitar-shaped boat. Special to the Okeechobee NewsJ.D. Mixon (left) presents the award for fastest adult to Jesse Bodden (center). At right is Blake Marsocci. Special to the Okeechobee News.Johnny Cromwell (center), sponsored by Bryant Culpepper (right) won the youth division. At left is J.D. Mixon.

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Accident Victims...Call Us First!€ Tractor Trailer Crashes € Auto Crashes € Motorcycle Crashes € Wrongful Death FREEConsultation Se Habla Espaol Phones answered 24 Hours, 7 days-a-week! www.crashinjuries.com1120 S. Parrott Avenue Okeechobee, FL34974 4 6 7 7 1 0 0 12 Okeechobee News October 12, 2011 Special to the Okeechobee News/ Lyle FriedRotary Club welcomes guestOn Sept. 27, Kristy Crawford (right) gave a big Rotarian welcome to John Smith partner (with Joseph Charles) of the OK Corral Gun Club and Michele Ritter (center) also with the OK Corral Gun Club. Native Floridian, John Smith (left) gave a brief history of his partnership with Joseph Charles and how they brought the gun club to Okeechobee. John went on to talk about their Shotgun Area with 15 shooting stations, 3D Archery and Cowboy Action. The Cowboy Action uses period accurate gunnery and wears authentic clothing. They have a 4000 sq. ft. Ranch House, Barn & Corral and Picnic Shelters with Restrooms. Future plans include a 25-pad RV parking, a 10,000 sq. ft. banquet facility and small lodge cabins. He said they are here to stay and look forward to being part of our community.Special to the Okeechobee News/ Lyle FriedRotary honors September Student of the MonthAlso at the Sept. 27 Okeechobee Rotary Club meeting, Toni Wiersma (right), Principal of Okeechobee High School introduced the Student of the Month, Judd Harris (center). She told the club what an inspiring young man he is. She said she can always count on him for anything needing to be done at the school. Judd said he had three people to thank for who he is: Jesus Christ, his mother and his father. He is proud to be a Christian and wants to go to IRSC after graduation and then on to a Christian College. His plans are for the Ministry. He wants his graduating class to be remembered as “different.” Pictured with Mrs.Wiersma and Judd Harris is his mother Kathy Harris (left).

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Sup p lem e n t to th e Ok e e ch o bee N e w s € J a n u a ry 2 8 2 0 1 1 € A lso A v a ilable Onlin e a t ne w s za p .c o m S u p p l e m e n t t o t h e O k e e c h o b e e N e w s A u g u s t 1 7 2 0 1 1D D r r . F F r e e d d B B r r o o w w n n C C h h i i l l d d r e e n n   s s H H e e a a l l t t h h C C e e n n t t e e r r 2 2 0 0 1 1 5 5 H H w y y 4 4 4 4 1 1 N N o o r r t t h h , O O k k e e e e c c h h o o b e e e e , F F L L € € 8 8 6 6 3 3 7 6 6 3 3 1 1 9 9 5 5 1 1 F F l l o o r r i i d d a a C C o o m m m m u u n n i i t t y y H H e e a a l l t t h h C C e e n n t t e e r r s s , I I n n c c . F F o o r r m m o o r r e e i i n n f f o o r r m m a a t t i i oonn, pplleeaasse e vviissiit t oouur r wweebbssiitte e aat t wwwwww..ffcchhcciinncc..oorrggCall to schedule your appointment today! Se e B a ck C o v e r f or Gi f t C e r t i f i c a t e f o r a n e y e e x a mF eaturing: Superintendent Letter Calendar School Bus Schedule Report CardSchedule School ListingsO O p p e n n H o u s s e e : : A A u u g g u s t t 1 8A d v e r t i s i n g S p o n s o r Available 24/7 Medical Directory: http://specialsections.newszap.com/SS/Page.aspx?&secid=59786&pagenum=1 Community Guide: http://specialsections.newszap.com/SS/Page.aspx?&secid=65039&pagenum=1 Meet Your Merchant: http://specialsections.newszap.com/SS/Page.aspx?&secid=56360&pagenum=1 School Information Guide: http://specialsections.newszap.com/SS/Page.aspx?&secid=68371&pagenum=1 O O K E E C H O B E E C O U N T Y H O U S E H O L DH H A A Z Z A A R R D D O O U U S S W W A A S S T T E E SATURDAY, OCTOBER 15TH 9:00AM-2:00PMVEHICLE MAINTENANCE FACILITY306 N.W. 9TH Ave. Okeechobee€ FREEDROPOFF €To Okeechobee County Residents Paints, Pesticides, Chemicals, Solvents, Brake Fluid, Pool Chemicals, Batteries, Cleaning Supplies, Used Oil, Oil Filters, Mercury Bulbs, Mercury Containing Devices and unknown Chemicals; Ni-Cad and Lead Acid Batteries; Tires (4 Tires ONLY Per Household). NO Propane Tanks.For More Information, ContactSolid Waste Dept. at: 763-1811A A M N E S T Y D A Y 13 Okeechobee News October 12, 2011 Kids Day Fishing FestivalThe 26th Annual Lee McAllister Memorial Kids Day Fishing Tournament will be held Sunday, Oct. 30, at the Okeechobee Agri-Civic Center pond. The tournament is open to children ages 4 to 14. The Casting Kids Contest will be from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The shing contest will be from 1 to 3 p.m. The event is free, but preregistration is necessary so the club will know how many children to plan for. The Bass Club provides everything for the kids including poles, bait and a snack. There will be prizes for those with the biggest catch and drawings for prizes. By Charles M. MurphyOkeechobee News The Okeechobee High School Boy’s Cross Country team nished 19th out of 26 teams and the girl’s squad took 20th out of 24 squads at the Disney Cross Country Classic held Friday and Saturday at Lake Beuna V ista. Hernan Baltazar led the Brahman boys with a 59th place nish with a time of 18:11.70. Phillip Suarez and Mariano Alvarez also nished in the top 100, Suarez at 19:05 and Alvarez at 19:25.70. Erick Garcia broke 20 minutes with a time of 19:54 to nish in 115th place. Frank Adamo nished 126th with a time of 20:12. Fort Walton Beach won the boy’s division. Okeechobee was the only Treasure Coast School to compete. Tabatha Henry continued a torrid start to her cross country season with a 12th place nish with a time of 20:08.10. Carissa Licata nished 135th and Ana Huerta as both came home in under 25 minutes. Charleigh Heater nished 151st and Marilu Rodriguez in 160th place while Sandra Luviano nished in 166th place for the Lady Brahmans. Estero won the girl’s division and Lakewood Ranch nished in second place. Cross country team competes in Disney Classic By Charles M. MurphyOkeechobee News Okeechobee dispatched Fort Pierce in three straight lopsided games 25-2, 25-10 and 25-4 on Oct. 4 in Fort Pierce. Darby Jones had four aces, four kills, and three assists, Sarah Davis had three aces and 12 assists, and Rebekah Bryan had 10 kills for Okeechobee. Fort Pierce Central was shutout in the JV contest 25-0. Coach Todd Jones said Fort Pierce Central has been challenged to eld a competitive volleyball team in recent years. OHS volleyball team beats Fort Pierce Central

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 FAMILY MEDICINE Advertise in the Medical DirectoryCall 763-3134 today! 520 S.Parrott Ave. € Okeechobee Website:www.opticalgalleryeyecare.comOptical Gallery763-4334763-3403 357-4899Medicare/Medicaid and Most VisionPlans Accepted Comprehensive Eye and Contact Lens Exams Advanced Cataract Microsurgery Diabetic Eye Exams Glaucoma Evaluation & Treatment State of the Art Complete Optical Laboratory Eyeglasses & Contact Lenses Richard L. Soldinger, O.D. David J. Underill, O.D. Board Certified Optometrists Silviano Matamoros, M.D. Board Certified Eye Physician & Surgeon OPHTHALMOLOGY/ OPTOMETRY/OPTICAL The 2010 … 2011 Medical Information Guide is available online at http://specialsections.newszap.comUse this interactive site to browse through articles and advertisements on our updated Newszap website UROLOGY DAVID A. SIGALOW, M.D.Specializing in: A d u l t & P e d i a t r i c U r o l o g y B l a d d e r & K i d n e y I n f e c t i o n s I m p o t e n c e / I m p l a n t s N o S c a l p e l V a s e c t o m y215 N.E.19th Dr. Okeechobee (863) 763-0217 Board Certified In Urology RADIATION ONCOLOGISTS Visit us online atwww.newszap.com REHAB THERAPY/NURSING HOME VARICOSE VEIN REMOVAL S.Scott Tapper,M.D.,F.A.C.S.Board Certified General Vascular Surgeon 2169 S.E. Ocean Blvd. StuartSpecializing in the Removal of Varicose VeinsMinimally Invasive In Office ProcedurePerformed more than 1500 Endo Venous Laser Ablation proceduresInsurance Accepted Before Aftersymmetrylaservein.com772-286-5501 Advertising in the Okeechobee News is a bright idea!Call 763-3134 today! RAULERSONPRIMARYCARE Jose Villarreal, D.O. Dr. Villarreal is a Family Medicine Doctor who is Board Certified by the American Osteopathic Board of Family Physicians. N e w P r i m a r y C a r e P h y s i c i a nAccepting New Patients & Walk-ins Evening Hours Available Per Request 2 0 2 N E 2 n d A v e O k e e c h o b e e F L 3 4 9 7 28 6 3 4 6 7 2 1 5 9www.raulersonprimarycare.com Big Lake Cancer Center1115 NParrott Ave Okeechobee DOYOUNEEDTOTALK? CALL863.467.9500Can Y o u r Skin Cancer be Cured with 5 days of Radiation? CO M EINFO RF R E E I N F O R M A T I O N FOLLOWUSONFACEBOOK.COM/RADIATIONDOCTORRamesh Kumar MD, William Crook MD and Julie Santelli MD BoardCertified Radiation OncologistsWe Love to We Love to Care! Care! Okeechobee Okeechobee Health Care Facility Health Care Facility1646 U.S. Highway 441 North 863-763-2226Five-Star Rated Family-Owned &Operated, OHCF has been Providing Rehab & Residential Care to Okeechobee & the Surrounding Communities Since 1984€Rehab, Physical, Occupational, Speech and Out-Patient Therapy €Long-Term Nursing Care Available 7 Days a Week/24 Hours a Day €Secure Dementia and Alzheimers Memory-Care Wing €Delicious Dietitian-Planned MealsStimulating &Fun Daily Activities 14 Okeechobee News October 12, 2011

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 FAMILY MEDICINE 2 2 0 2 N E 1 9T HD r i v e € O k e e c h o b e e € F o r a p p o i n t m e n t s c a l l (863) 357-6030Yasmin Akhtar,MD€Comprehensive Medical & Preventive Care €Routine Annual Physicals €Well Woman Exam €Geriatric Care €Management of: Hypertension Diabetes Mellitus Menopause Depression Arthritis D D i p l o m a t e A m e r i c a n B o a r d o f F a m i l y M e d i c i n eAccepting New Patients!Most Insurance Accepted GYNECOLOGIST DERMATOLOGY HEALTHCARE Skilled Long & Short Term Care Facility€Specialized Wound Care €Full Time Medical Director €Dialysis Support €Alzheimers Support Groups €Intravenous Therapy €Resident & Family Council Groups €Specialized HIV Care €Physical, Occupational & Speech Therapy €24 hour Registered Nurse Staffing €Therapeutic Activities€ Jody Carter, Assistant, C.E.O € 230 South Barfield Hwy € Pahokee561-924-5561€ www.floridacare.net Other facilities in Gainesville & Bradenton Caring for Those You Care About120 BEDS MRI OKEECHOBEES FINEST OPEN MRI115 NE 3rd St. Suite A863-824-6736SPECIALTYTRAINED/BOARD CERTIFIED RADIOLOGISTSThe Best is Right Here! OPEN MRIOF OKEECHOBEE2 Blocks North of CVSDrugstore HEALTH Advertise in the Medical DirectoryCall 763-3134 today!The 2010 … 2011 Medical Information Guide is available online at http://specialsections.newszap.comUse this interactive site to browse through articles and advertisements on our updated Newszap website www.newszap.com James E. Bradfield, MD FACOGGynecology Board Certified € € L o s s o f L i b i d o € E n d o m e t r i o s i s € U r i n e C o n t r o l € I n f e r t i l i t y € M e n s t r u a l A b n o r m a l i t i e s € S t e r i l i z a t i o n € € L a s e r S u r g e r y € M i n i m a l l y I n v a s i v e S u r g e r y All Major Insurances Accepted Email: drbradfield@earthlink.net863-763-80001713 Hwy 441 N, Suite F, Okeechobee 15 Okeechobee News October 12, 2011

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For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Important Information: Please read your ad carefully the first day it appears. In case of an inadvertent error, please notify us prior to the deadline listed. We will not be responsible for more than 1 incorrect insertion, or for more than the extent of the ad rendered valueless by such errors. Advertiser assumes responsibility for all statements, names and content of an ad, and assumes responsibility for any claims against Independent Newsmedia Inc. USA. All advertising is subject to publisher’s approval. The publisher reserves the right to accept or reject any or all copy, and to insert above the copy the word “advertisement”. All ads accepted are subject to credit approval. All ads must conform to Independent Newsmedia Inc. USA style and are restricted to their proper classifications. Some classified categories require advance payment. These classifications are denoted with an asterisk *. Garage/ YardSalesFREEDOM OUTREACH MINISTRY YARDSALE 912 NW 2nd Street, Sunday, October 16, 2011, at 9 AM. Furniture, Appliances, Electronics, Tools, Clothing, Toys, Home Decor, and much more! OKEECHOBEE, Friday & Saturday, October 14th & 15th, 7am-?, 3126 Highway 441 S. (behind Real Estate Of ce). Furniture, Household Items, DU Collectibles & More! Need a few more bucks to purchase something deer? Pick up some extra bucks when you sell your used items in the classifeids. Services Ann’s Affordable House Keeping @ Reasonable Rates. Please call anytime @ 863-801-3296 Residential/Commercial For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Employment Full Time Class A & B CDL Driver for local deliveries. Must know the area,have clean driving record and pass a drug test. Beni ts Available apply at Walpole Feed & Supply, 2595 NW 8th St. Heavy Equipment Operators Needed for short-term land ll construction project in Holopaw. Off-Road Truck Driver, Finish Dozer w/GPS, Grader,Excavator, 5 year minimum experience w/ references. Send resumes by fax to (407)656-2128 or email to: ercaccounting@ embarqmail.com Medical Receptionist Position Must be able to multi-task for busy of ce. Bilingual a plus. Experienced applicants respond by fax to 863-357-0041. Time to clean out the attic, basement and/or garage? Advertise your yard sale in the classifieds and make your clean up a breeze! When doing those chores is doing you in, its time to look for a helper in the classifieds. Employment Medical Medical Of ce Full time Medical Coder/ Insurance Biller Medical Of ce Experience Preferred. Computer skills a must. Non-smoker Call 763-0217 or Fax resume to 467-5148 For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Business Opportunities NOTICEIndependent Newspapers will never accept any advertisement that is illegal or considered fraudulent. In all cases of questionable value, such as promises of guaranteed income from work-athome programs if it sounds too good to be true, chances are that it is. If you have questions or doubts about any ad on these pages, we advise that before responding or sending money ahead of time, you check with the Better Business Bureau at 772-878-2010 for previous complaints. Some 800 and 900 telephone numbers may require an extra charge, as well as long distance toll costs. We will do our best to alert our reader of these charges in the ads, but occasionally we may not be aware of the charges. Therefore, if you call a number out of your area, use caution. Reading a newspaper helps you understand the world around you. No wonder newspaper readers are more successful people! For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Excavation CLEARING & HAULING Dump Truck, Back Hoe & Bobcat Services by Jason Summerford (863)634-7771 For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Tack &Supplies2 Horse Thoroughbred Aluminum Tandem Axle Turnbow Horse Trailer $12,000 Call 863-634-9393 if no answer please leave message. For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Apartments 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. Your next job could be in todays classifieds. Did you look for it? Apartments Beautiful Samantha’s Garden Apartments 2BR/2BA, in town, W&D, $800 mo. + $500 sec. Call (863)634-5780 or (863)467-9250 FEMALE BOARDER Studio Apts. in quiet country setting,5 minutes from town,furnished, hi-speed internet,200 channel cable,a/c, electric, all included with private entrance. $125 per week or $450 a month. Reference required 863-801-8278 Nice 2/1 Apt. over commercial of ce space in the city. $600/mo. Plus utilities. Dishwasher and microwave. No pets. Please contact Sandra at (863)697-6082. 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. Commercial PropertyFOR SALE OR LEASE 1574 Sq. Ft. of ce bldg. @ 210 NE 3rd Ave. Call 863-763-0295 Condos/Townhouses Rent KINGS BAY 2br, 1ba, W/D, tile oors $575 + sec. (863)763-2414 TAYLOR CREEK CONDO 1/1 fully furnished w/ utilities and tile. New appliances, boat dock. Available Nov. 1, $725 move in. Seasonal rates available. Call 863-634-0663. How do you find a job in todays competitive market? In the employment section of the classifieds Houses-Rent3 Bedroom 2 Bath $800.00 a month Small Security Deposit Okee. Estates Area Call 863-697-6044 or 467-4996 3/2 CBS Corner House in City Limits, A/C, Heat, Carport. Outside Pets Only. $680 a month, First, Last and Security. Call 863-634-8942 AFFORDABLE New Houses, 3/1/1 = $900, 3/2/2 = $1200, Large yards. Bring pets. Jacuzzi tub included. Call 561-723-2226 Dixie Ranch 3 Bdrm/1 bath $700.00 a month. Also 2 Bdrm/1 bath $675.00 a month FLS. No Pets 863-634-2820 OKEECHOBEE3BR/1BA Duplex, W/D hookup, central a/c & heat. $625 mo. + $500 sec. (863)763-4414 TREASURE ISLAND 2BR, 2BA. On Water. Storage shed. Car port. All appliances including washer & dryer. $700 mo. 1st, last & sec. Call (863)763-0859 OfficeSpace RentOFFICE SPACE FOR RENT (863)763-8565 One mans trash is another mans treasure. Turn your trash to treasure with an ad in the classifieds. Grab a bargain from your neighbors garage, attic, basement or closet in todays classifieds. Looking for a place to hang your hat? Look no further than the classifieds. When you want something sold, advertise in the classifieds. 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 POSSIBLE OWNER FINANCING 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 Two Story CBS house on Canal,3 bedrooms, 2 full baths, living room w/ re place. 2 frigs, washer/dryer, 40 ft Car port,Very Clean. $125,000 Call 863-610-0329 For more listings, go to www.newszap.com MobileHome Rent 2Bed/1Ba Mobile Home located in a nice park $400 monthly Call 812-989-3022 TREASURE ISLAND 2br/2ba on the water. Nice area. $700 mo. (561)262-1390. MobileHome Rent BUCKHEAD RIDGE Dbl. Wide 2 BR, 2 BA, C/Air. $495 mo. Large 3 BR, 2 BA, C/Air. $600 mo. No pets. Yearly lease plus sec. (863)763-4031 Ft Drum 33698 NE 9th Ave 4 acre pasture, with 1 1/2 bd mobile home partially furnished $400 deposit $400 monthly. 912-224-4658 Very 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 1978 single wide trailer furnished 2BR 1BA, screen porch, covered carport, w/d, and shed. $14,000 Pirates Cove. Call Danny 772-589-6727. 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 NEW HOME STIMULUS 5K For Your Used Mobile Home Any Condition 800-622-2832 ext. 210 Love the earth Recycle your used items by selling them in the 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. 16 Okeechobee News October 12, 2011

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For more listings, go to www.newszap.com RVSpace 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 For more listings, go to www.newszap.com PublicNotice GROVE COMMUNITY DISTRICT FISCAL YEAR 2011/2012 REGULAR MEETING SCHEDULE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Board of Supervisors of the Grove Community District will hold Regular Meetings in a Conference Room of the Farm Credit of Florida located at 403 NW 6th Street, Okeechobee, Florida 34972, at 2:00 p.m. on the following dates: November 1, 2011 January 3, 2012 May 1, 2012 September 4, 2012 The purpose of the meetings is to conduct any business coming before the Board. Meetings are open to the public and will be conducted in accordance with the provisions of Florida law. A copy of the Agenda for any of the meetings may be obtained by contacting the District Manager at (561) 630-4922 and/or toll free 1-877-737-4922 ve (5) days prior to the date of the particular meeting. From time to time one or more Supervisors may participate by telephone; therefore a speaker telephone will be present at the meeting location so that Supervisors may be fully informed of the discussions taking place. Said meetings may be continued as found necessary to a time and place speci ed on the record. If any person decides to appeal any decision made with respect to any matter considered at these meetings, such person will need a record of the proceedings and such person may need to insure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made at his or her own expense and which record includes the testimony and evidence on which the appeal is based. In accordance with the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act, any person requiring special accommodations or an interpreter to participate at any of these meetings should contact the District Manager at (561) 630-4922 and/or toll-free 1-877-737-4922 at least seven (7) days prior to the date of the particular meeting. GROVE COMMUNITY DISTRICT 399579 ON 10/12/2011 PublicNotice PublicNotice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 19th JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY Case #: 2010 CA 000385 American General Home Equity, Inc. Plaintiff, -VS.Joseph E. Sammons a/f/a Joseph Sammons and Ella M. Sammons a/f/a Ella Sammons; Seacoast National Bank, Successor in Interest to Big Lake National Bank; Bremen Earl Gaskins; Leta Micco Gaskins; Audio America, Inc.; Capital One Bank (USA), National Association f/k/a Capital One Bank; Defendant(s). NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order of Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated September 27, 2011, entered in Civil Case No. 2010 CA 000385 of the Circuit Court of the 19th Judicial Circuit in and for Okeechobee County, Florida, wherein American General Home Equity, Inc., Plaintiff and Joseph E. Sammons a/f/a Joseph Sammons and Ella M. Sammons a/f/a Ella Sammons are defendant(s), I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash IN THE JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM, ON THE SECOND FLOOR, OF THE OKEECHOBEE COUNTY JUDICIAL CENTER, 312 N.W. THIRD STREET, OKEECHOBEE, FL 34972 AT 11:00 A.M. on November 2, 2011, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to-wit: LOTS 6 AND 7 OF BLOCK 36, OKEECHOBEE PARK, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 1, PAGE 28, PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. TOGETHER WITH THAT CERTAIN YEAR: 1989, MAKE: SKYLINE, VIN#: 32620260AY AND VIN#: 32620260BY, MANUFACTURED HOME, WHICH IS PERMANENTLY AFFIXED TO THE ABOVE DESCRIBED LANDS. AS SUCH IT IS DEEMED TO BE A FIXTURE AND A PART OF THE REAL ESTATE. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. Florida Rules of Judicial Administration Rule 2.540 Notices to Persons With Disabilities If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Corrie Johnson, ADA Coordinator, 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711.SPANISH: Si usted es una persona discapacitada que necesita alguna adaptaciOn para poder participar de este procedimiento o evento; usted tiene derecho, sin costo alguno a que se le provea cierta ayuda. Favor de comunicarse con Corrie Johnson, Coordinadora de A.D.A., 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, Fl. 34986, (772) 807-4370 por lo menos 7 dias antes de que tenga que comparecer en corte o inmediatamente despues de haber recibido esta noti caciOn si es que falta menos de 7 dias para su comparecencia. Si tiene una discapacidad auditiva O de }labia, ame al 711. KREYOL: Si ou se yon moun ki kokobe ki bezwen asistans ou apary you ou ka patisipe nan prosedu sa-a, ou gen dwa san ou pa bezwen peye anyen pou ou jwen on seri de id. Tanpri kontakte Corrie Johnson, Co-ordinator ADA, 250 NW Country Club Drive, suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 O’mwen 7 jou avan ke ou gen pou-ou nori4 nan trihnnal All impdiatmnn IZP nli rpcpywo avic va-a All ci IP kP All oon nnn-on oh; nan tribunal-la mavens ke 7 jou; Si ou pa ka tande ou pale byen, rele ii. SHARON ROBERTSON CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT Okeechobee County, Florida Sandra L. Creech DEPUTY CLERK OF COURT 399483 ON 10/12,19/2011 NOTICE I, the undersigned, Alan Pence will not be responsible to debts contracted by anyone other than myself, from this date, October 7, 2011 forward. Alan Pence 4862 NW 27th Street Okeechobee, FL 34972 399922 ON 10/12/2011 PublicNotice PublicNotice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 19TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.: 2010-CA-281 SEACOAST NATIONAL BANK, f/k/a FIRST NATIONAL BANK AND TRUST COMPANY OF THE TREASURE COAST, Plaintiff, v. JOHN J. BERTOLINI, Defendant. NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Final Summary Judgment of Foreclosure dated March 17, 2011, entered in Civil Case No.: 2010-CA-281 of the Circuit Court of the 19th Judicial Circuit in and for Okeechobee County, Florida, wherein SEACOAST NATIONAL BANK is the Plaintiff and JOHN J. BERTOLINI is the Defendant. I will sell to the highest bidder for cash, at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 2nd Floor, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 34972, at 11:00 o’clock a.m. on the 19th day of October, 2011, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: Lot 2, Block 6, COUNTRY HILLS ESTATES, according to the Plat thereof, recorded in Plat Book 4, Page 97, of the Public Records of Okeechobee County, Florida A NY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Corrie Johnson, A DA Coordinator, 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. DATED this 29th day of September, 2011. Sharon Robertson, Clerk of Court By: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk A ttorney for Plaintiff: Sally Still, Esquire Ward, Damon, Posner, Pheterson & Bleau, P.L. 4420 Beacon Circle West Palm Beach, FL 33407 (561) 842-3000 399155 ON 10/5,12/2011 NOTICE The Value Adjustment Board of Okeechobee County will convene on Tuesday, November 1, and Wednesday November 2, 2011 at 9:00 a.m. at the Historic Courthouse in the “Judge William L. Hendry Courtroom” 304 N.W. 2nd Street, in Okeechobee Florida. Any person deciding to appeal any decision made by the Board with respect to any matter considered at this meeting will need a record of the proceedings, and that, for such purposes, he or she will need to ensure that a verbatim record of such proceedings is made, which record shall include the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. Commissioner Joey Hoover, Chairman Value Adjustment Board Okeechobee County, Florida Sharon Robertson, Clerk Value Adjustment Board Okeechobee County, Florida /s/ Paula Poskon/ Deputy Clerk 400037 ON 10/12,21/2011 PublicNotice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA, PROBATE DIVISION CASE NO. 2011-CP-113 In Re: Estate of GEORGE WILLIAM BUTTS, a/k/a GEORGE W. BUTTS, Deceased NOTICE TO CREDITORS (ancillary administration) The ancillary administration of the estate of GEORGE WILLIAM BUTTS, a/k/a GEORGE W. BUTTS, 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 N.W. 3rd Street, Suite 101, Okeechobee, Florida 34972. The personal representative’s and the personal representative’s attorney names 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 persons having claims or demands against the estate of the decedent must le their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIOD SET FORTH IN THE FLORIDA STATUTES 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 rst publication of this notice is October 12, 2011. Ancillary Personal Representative: Artyce L. Smith 3405 Turkey Crossing Dacula, Georgia 30019Attorney for Ancillary Personal Representative:CONELY & CONELY, P.A. Post Of ce Drawer 1367 Okeechobee, Florida 34973 By: Tom W. Conely, III Florida Bar #096482 Telephone: (863) 763-3825 399760 ON 10/12,19/2011NOTICE UNDER FICTITIOUS NAME LAW Notice 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: St. Lucie Battery & Tire Under which we expect to engage in business at: 198 Highway 98 North Okeechobee, FL 34972 In the City of Okeechobee/County of Okeechobee, Florida. That the parties interested in said Business enterprise are: St. Lucie Battery & Tire of Okeechobee, LLC Dated at Okeechobee, Okeechobee County, Florida this the 11th day of October, 2011. By: Joseph G. Miller Manager 400068 ON 10/12/2011 PublicNotice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA, PROBATE DIVISION CASE NO. 2011-CP-108 In Re: Estate ofHARRY JOSEPH ZIMMERMAN, SR. a/k/a HARRY J. ZIMMERMAN, SR. a/k/a HARRY J. ZIMMERMAN, Deceased NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of HARRY JOSEPH ZIMMERMAN, SR., a/k/a HARRY J. ZIMMERMAN, SR., a/k/a HARRY J. ZIMMERMAN, deceased, whose date of death was June 8, 2011, and whose social security number is XXX-XX-6994, is pending in the Circuit Court for Okeechobee County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 312 N.W. 3rd Street, Suite 101, Okeechobee, Florida 34972. The personal representative’s and the personal representative’s attorney names 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 PUBLICA-School Board Workshop Members of the School Board of Okeechobee County will meet in a 4-hour workshop session to receive Master Board training on Wednesday, October 19, 2011, 3:30-7:30 p.m., in Room 303 of the School Board Administrative Of ce at 700 S.W. Second Avenue, Okeechobee, and is open to the public. Ken Kenworthy Superintendent 398498 ON 10/12/2011 PublicNotice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA, PROBATE DIVISION CASE NO. 2011-CP-109 In Re: Estate of GIRLIE WHEELER BERRY, a/k/a GIRLIE W. BERRY, Deceased NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of GIRLIE WHEELER BERRY, a/k/a GIRLIE W. BERRY, deceased, whose date of death was December 3, 2010, and whose social security number is XXX-XX-7859, is pending in the Circuit Court for Okeechobee County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 312 N.W. 3rd Street, Suite 101, Okeechobee, Florida 34972. The personal representative’s and the personal representative’s attorney names 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 re17 Okeechobee News October 12, 2011 Get a quick response to any item you may be selling with a classified ad. Grab a bargain from your neighbors garage, attic, basement or closet in todays classifieds. TION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and persons having claims or demands against the estate of the decedent must le their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIOD SET FORTH IN THE FLORIDA STATUTES 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 rst publication of this notice is October 12, 2011. Personal Representative: John P. Nasta 1606 S.W. 18th Avenue Ft. Lauderdale, Florida 33312Attorney for Personal Representative:CONELY & CONELY, P.A. Post Of ce Drawer 1367 Okeechobee, Florida 34973 By: Tom W. Conely, III Florida Bar #096482 Telephone: (863) 763-3825 399542 ON 10/12,19/2011 quired 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 persons having claims or demands against the estate of the decedent must le their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIOD SET FORTH IN THE FLORIDA STATUTES 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 rst publication of this notice is October 12, 2011. Personal Representative: Beverly G. Fix 647 S.E. 26th Street Okeechobee, Florida 34974Attorney for Personal Representative:CONELY & CONELY, P.A. Post Of ce Drawer 1367 Okeechobee, Florida 34973 By: Tom W. Conely, III Florida Bar #096482 Telephone: (863) 763-3825 399539 ON 10/12,19/2011IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION Case No. 2009-CA-000481 Central Mortgage Company Plaintiff, vs. F. Earl Grif n, Jr. Defendant. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Summary Final Judgment of Foreclosure Including Award of Attorneys’ Fees and Costs dated September 16, 2011, entered in Case No. 2009-CA-000481 of the Circuit Court of the NINETEENTH Judicial Circuit in and for Okeechobee County, Florida, wherein Central Mortgage Company is the Plaintiff and F. Earl Grif n, Jr. are the Defendants. that I will sell to the highest and best bidIN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 2011-CP-104 IN RE: Estate of EVERETT HARPER CAMPBELL, Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS Formal Administration The administration of the Estate of EVERETT HARPER CAMPBELL, Deceased, whose date of death was September 30, 2010, and whose social security number is xxx-xx-4009, Case Number 2011-CP-104 is pending in the Circuit Court for Okeechobee County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is Okeechobee County Judicial Center, der for cash at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 2nd Floor, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 34972 at 11:00 am on October 19, 2011, the following described property, as set forth in said Summary Final Judgment of Foreclosure including Award of Attorneys’ Fees and Costs, to-wit: LOTS 21 AND 22, BLOCK 100, OKEECHOBEE, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 5, PAGE 5, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. Dated this 19th day of September, 2011. SHARON ROBERTSON, Okeechobee County Clerk of Court By: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Corrie Johnson, ADA Coordinator, 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. SPANISH: Si usted es una persona discapacitada que necesita alguna adaptaciOn para poder participar de este procedimiento o evento; usted tiene derecho, sin costo alguno a que se le provea cierta ayuda. Favor de comunicarse con Corrie Johnson, Coordinadora de A.D.A., 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, Fl. 34986, (772) 807-4370 por lo menos 7 dias antes de que tenga que comparecer en code o inmediatamente despues de haber recibido esta noti caciOn si es que falta menos de 7 dias para su comparecencia. Si tiene una discapacidad auditiva de habla, llame al 711. KREYOL: Si ou se yon moun ki kokobe ki bezwen asistans ou aparey pou ou ka patisipe nan prosedu sa-a, ou gen dwa san ou pa bezwen peye anyen pou ou jwen on seri de ed. Tanpri kontakte Corrie Johnson, Coordinator ADA, 250 NW Country Club Drive, suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 O’mwen 7 jou avan ke ou gen pou-ou par& nan tribunal, ou imediatman ke ou resevwa avis sa-a ou si le ke ou gen pouou ale nan tribunal-la mwens ke 7 jou; Si ou pa ka tan& ou pale byen, reld 711. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN SIXTY (60) DAYS AFTER THE SALE. 398312 ON 9/28;10/5,12/2011 312 NW 3rd Street, Suite 125 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 THREE (3) MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY (30) DAYS AFTE R 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 the decedent’s estate, must le their claims with this Court WITHIN THREE (3) MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SE T FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIOD SET FORTH ABOVE, AN Y CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS O R MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT’S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of the rst publication o f this Notice is: October 5th, 2011. Law Of ce Of CASSELS & McCALL JOHN D. CASSELS, JR. Attorney for Personal Representative 400 NW 2nd Street/P.O. Box 968 Okeechobee, Florida 34973 (863) 763-3131 Fla Bar No: 0261521 Randall Douglas Campbell Personal Representative 23424 SW 53rd Avenue, Bldg F Boca Raton, FL 33433 398751 ON 10/5,12/2011 Sudoku

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By Charles M. MurphyOkeechobee News Herschel Hester had three touchdown runs and Martin County dominated Okeechobee on both sides of the ball as they defeated the Brahmans (1-4), 45-0 on Monday night at Brahman Stadium. The game was completed from a suspended game played on Sept. 30 in Stuart that was halted near the end of the rst quarter due to a power outage. Nolan Mullen riddled the Brahman secondary with nine completions for 150 yards and the Tigers had several short scoring drives in the second half. Jeremy Patterson caught four passes for 57 yards. Jermohn Queen rushed for a 14-yard touchdown. Treyvon Johnson intercepted a Brahman pass and returned it 30 yards for a score. For Okeechobee the Brahman offense w as held to 102 total yards with two turnovers. Brahman Coach Myron Jackson said his team has had rough Monday practices this y ear and didn't play well on a Monday. He said the team must heal up and get things going in a positive direction. "Were going to work and we won't take any time off. We will do the work we need to do to get better. We will take some time to focus on South Fork and focus on ourselves and get ourselves ready," he added. Okeechobee was only 1 for 11 on third downs. The defense was also hurt by two short punts of six and nine yards. Martin County also had two long punt returns that put them in a good position to score. Hester had only 61 yards but was able to break free for a 46-yard touchdown run that put the Tigers (4-2) up 17-0 in the second quarter. He said his offensive line had great blocking all night, "Everybody in my way was blocked and I only had one man to beat. We all played great and the great blocking up front led us to a great victory." Eduardo Sandoval had a 41-yard eld goal and most of his kickoffs reached the Brahman end zone. Washington did return one kickoff 37 yards in the second half. Okeechobee trailed 24-0 at the half and didn't get much better luck in the third quarter. Johnson stepped in front of a Washington pass for an interception on the rst Brahman series of the second half and returned it untouched to give the Tigers a 31-0 lead.Game notesCade Stokes knocked down a pass for the Brahman defense. Will Jackson and Jose Garcia combined for a QB sack. Austin Mobley recovered a fumble for the Tigers. D.J. Washington left the eld with a head injury in the fourth quarter after a violent helmet on helmet hit. OHS vs. Martin CountyHow they scored. First Quarter Martin County: Hester 1-yard run. (Sandoval kick) 7-0. 6:59. Second Quarter Martin County: Sandoval 41-yard eld goal. 10-0. 6:23. Martin County: Hester 46-yard run. (Sandoval kick) 17-0. 3:35. Martin County: Hester 6-yard run. (Sandoval kick) 24-0. 1:25. Third Quarter Martin County: Johnson 30-yard interception return (Sandoval kick) 31-0. 11:02. Martin County: Mullen 12-yard run. (Sandoval kick) 38-0. 7:23. Fourth Quarter Martin County: Queen 19-yard run. (Sandoval kick) 45-0. 8:02. Team Statistics Okeechobee Martin CountyFirst Downs 6 8 Third Downs 1-11 4-9 Penalties 1-10 7-40 Rushing yards 93 132 Passing yards 9 150 Punts 6-139 1-40 Punt returns 0-0 3-62 Kick returns 6-120 1-35 Interception 0-0 1-30 Fumbles/lost 2-1 0-0 Individual Statistics Okeechobee Passing Att Comp Yds TD INT D.J. Washington 14 2 9 0 0 Rushing No Yds Avg Lg TD Washington 11 20 1.9 12 0 Jack Radebaugh 1 0 0.0 0 0 Elijowan Williams 7 36 5.2 15 0 Daniel Nunez 4 13 3.2 9 0 Khalil Smith 11 24 2.2 9 0 Totals 34 93 2.8 15 0 Receiving No. Yds Avg Lg TD Will Jackson 1 5 5.0 5 0 Khalil Smith 1 4 4.0 4 0 Totals 2 9 4.5 5 0 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. 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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 18 Okeechobee News October 12, 2011 Brahman gridders blanked 45-0 by Tigers Okeechobee News/ Charles MurphyKhalil Smith got 12 touches for the Brahman offense in a tough game Monday against Martin County. Cody Walker and the offensive linemen had a tough time opening holes against the Tigers’ physical defense.

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