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Sunday, July 1, 2012 75¢ Plus tax V ol. 103 No. 79 newszap.comFree SpeechFree Ads 11.95 feetLast Year: 9.71 feet Lake Levels S ource: South Florida Water M anagement District. Depth given i n feet above sea level See page 4 for information about how to contact this newspaper.Store owner f aces more charges in sale of ‘spice’ ... Page 7 Local man is suspect in two burglaries ... Page 11 Tips for safety in the workplace ... Page 15 Okeechobee News/ Pete GawdaHenry Creek dockThis new oating dock was installed by South Florida Water Management District personnel at the Henry Creek boat ramp just in time for Fourth of July boaters. I n t i m e f o r t h e h o l i d a y . In time for the holiday ... Special to the Okeechobee NewsOkeechobee's Kathleen Turner will compete in the Miss Florida USA pageant on July 14. By Pete GawdaOkeechobee News After tabling action last month in order to discern the city’s interest in the project, Okeechobee County Commissioners, at their Thursday, June 28 meeting, approved a contract for the southwest drainage project. They also received good news from the auditing rm of Clifton Allen Larson on their annual audit. It’s an integral part of the entire system,” said county engineer Gene Schriner said of the drainage project. “It is an area that is a County contracts for SW drainage project Special to the Okeechobee News On July 14, Okeechobee’s Kathleen Turner will compete for the title of Miss Florida USA 2013. Pageant week begins July 10, in Hollywood, Fla. The delegates will be compete in ve phases; personal interview before the pageant, opening number, swimsuit, evening gown and on-stage question. The pageant will be held on the campus of Broward University in Bailey Hall and will be televised 8 to 10 p.m. On WTVX CW34. Both the preliminary and nal competition will be live streamed from www.missoridausa.com. Miss Turner is preparing for the pageant with Kim Decker of Exquisitie Coaching, Megan Cleminti – Miss Turner in Miss Florida USA pageantSee TURNER — Page 5 See COUNTY — Page 5Health academy classes open ... Page 3

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 2 Okeechobee News July 1, 2012

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The Okeechobee Health Science Leadership Academy still has openings. The A cademy is three weeks in length and is offered Monday through Thursday, from July 9 through July 26. Students will be scheduled to attend class from 9 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. each day of scheduled class. Participant Eligibility:  2.5 GPA Cumulative preferred (unw eighted);  Student must be entering 11th or 12th grade;  Student must be a resident of Okeechobee County;  Volunteer minimum of 10 hours with a healthcare facility or non-pro t organization (preferred). Through the generosity and partnership with Children Services Council of Okeechobee, the program offers scholarships to all of the Health Academy participants and there is no cost to the student. Academy participants will be eligible to receive $70 per week stipend for their participation. Transportation to IRSC is the responsibility of the participant. Participants bringing personal vehicles must complete the Indian River State College Vehicle Registration Form which is found in the Student Affairs Of ce (Main Campus – KSU Building). Students will obtain the program competencies outlined in the previous program description through the instructional methods of lecture and discussion, A/V materials, reading assignments, internet research assignment, personal wellness plan, demonstrations and simulations, observation/ participation in healthcare activities, guest speakers and eld trips. Students may earn 90 college clock-hours in “Introduction to Health Care” and “CPR Certi cation” upon the successful completion of the academy. Deadline to enroll is Thursday, July 5. If you have any questions concerning the enrollment packet, please contact Kay Idlette at 772-462-7529 or email kidlette@ irsc.edu. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 florida.newszap.com Check out these new features: • Daily Local News Updates • New interactive and easy to navigate format • Plus much, much more!Come see for yourself! 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CCC046939Dont make a Mistake! Call Big Lake 863-763-ROOF (7663) & REPAIRSROOFING IRSC Health Science Leadership Academy open Sunday: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 2 p.m. Mostly sunny, with a high near 94. Calm wind becoming southeast around 5 mph. Sunday night: A 10 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before 8 p.m. Partly cloudy, with a low around 73. South southeast wind around 5 mph. Extended ForecastMonday: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 2 p.m. Mostly sunny and hot, with a high near 95. Calm wind. Monday night: A 10 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly cloudy, with a low around 71. Southeast wind around 5 mph becoming calm. Tuesday: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny and hot, with a high near 97. Calm wind. Tuesday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 72. South southeast wind 5 mph. Okeechobee Forecast The rising water levels caused by Tropical Storm Debby are forcing many critters to nd higher ground. Snakes, alligators and re ants top the list of displaced wildlife. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) cautions the public that snakes can be on the move as they ee ooded areas. “When you are out in your yard, especially if you have standing water, be focused on your surroundings and be on the lookout for snakes,” said Eric Dennis, FWC biologist. “Alligators can also be on the move with the rising water,” Dennis said. If you see an alligator somewhere it shouldn’t be, call the FWC’s Nuisance Alligator Hotline: 866-FWC-GATOR (866-3924286). “Although the FWC doesn’t handle insects, another problem that may be encountered is oating mounds of re ants that are also attempting to avoid the rising waters,” Dennis said. “The entire colony of ants abandons their mound when oods arrive. They then bind together into a ball that oats until the ants drift to higher ground.” Displaced wildlife can be seen during unusual times of day and in unusual places, such as a residential area. “If you do see an animal in your yard, the best course of action is to leave it alone. Don’t approach it. Don’t try to feed it. The animal is not trying to relocate to your property; it’s most likely using your property as a corridor to nd a new, drier place to live,” Dennis said. Dennis also said it’s important that nothing is left out around the property that could inadvertently attract wildlife. Attractants include trash cans, unsecure pet food and pet food dishes, barbecue grills, wildlife feeders for birds or squirrels, and compost piles for food scraps. Secure these items so wildlife does not have access to them. If you see something really out of the ordinary, you can always report it to Wildlife Alert at 888-404-3922. Heavy rains may mean wildlife is on the move

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Graduation I am hoping and praying that the venue for Okeechobee High School Graduation changes soon. It is 2012 and it is a shame that after completing 12 years of study our young people celebrate that achievement on a dirt oor facility. Can’t the powers that be assist in making this great moment of achievement be celebrated in a pleasant more appealing atmosphere, rather than one that is used to show animals? I believe our seniors should be recognized for their accomplishments and be introduced to a higher standard. Two suggestions are to divide the graduating class in two, and have it at the high school, or move it to a more appealing venue. Thanks.Red CrossEarlier this year the Red Cross advertised and requested in local papers t he need for volunteers to join their organization and to attend a meeting at their headquarters in Okeechobee. Approximately 20 persons attended. However, I am surprised that after calling numerous times to inquire when t here would be further training as promised, I was always told, “I will get b ack to you.” I am left to wonder what is really going on? All I did was to respond to a call to help and be a Red Cross volunteer.Supreme Court decision So according to the Supreme Court, we can now force people to b uy and own guns simply by calling it a “tax.” F inally a victory for the Second Amendment.  So, the whole time President Obama was pushing through the Affordable Health Care Law, aka ‘Obamacare’, he said it was a not a t ax. Over and over, he said it was not a tax inc rease. But now the Supreme Court says the only way it is constitutional is if it is a tax. So t hey declared it a tax rather than declare it unc onstitutional. But taxes have to be initiated in t he House of Representatives and the Affordable Health Care Act came from the Senate. So how can it legally be a tax? This makes my head hurt. Does Obama care c over Tylenol?  The president is saying he won because the Supreme Court did not t hrow out his health care law. But they did take all of the teeth out of it w hen they said that the federal government cannot nancially penalize the s tates by withholding Medicaid funds if they fail to implement it. So it’s a law, but the states can still decide for themselves if they want to go through w ith it by expanding Medicaid coverage. And if the states don’t enforce it, nothing happens. However, if you are an individual and don’t obtain your own health care, you have to pay a new federal tax. “Who Is this Who Commands the Winds?”By Calvin Fryar, pastorBrighton Baptist Church Mark 4:41—”And they feared exceedingly, and said one to another, ‘What manner of man is this, that even the wind and the sea obey him?’” The story and background for this miracle was recorded in Mark 4:35-41. Jesus was tired and had fallen asleep in the boat when a terrible storm came up—the boat began taking on water and the disciples were afraid for their life. The scripture records: “And he was in the hinder part of the ship, asleep on a pillow: and they awake him, and say unto him, Master, carest thou not that we perish? And he arose, and rebuked the wind, and said unto the sea. Peace, be still. And the wind ceased, and there was a great calm.” (Mark 4:38-39). Our text records what happened next: “And they feared exceedingly, and said one to another, ‘What manner of man is this, that even the wind and the sea obey him?’” [They went from fearing the wind to fearing the Lord!] We are inclined to think that the disciples would have better understood the person of the Lord, and not reacted in this way. But when we remember that the people of our world are no different than the disciples in Jesus’ day, we are able to understand and learn more from this event in their life. John 1:3 declares that “All things were made by him; and without him was not anything made that was made.” The disciples should have known Him. Remember and never forget that there is only one Person who can command the winds. We should know Him as well. But at least they feared Him— that is wisdom’s beginning. (See Pro. 9:10). NOW LET US ASK, WHAT DID OUR FOREFATHERS KNOW? As the president of Yale College (1778-1795), Ezra Stiles gave a major Election Address entitled “The United States Elevated to Glory and Honor,” before the governor and the General Assembly of Connecticut in May 1783, stating: “In our lowest and most dangerous state, in 1776 and 1777, we sustained ourselves against the British Army of sixty thousand troops, commanded by...the ablest generals Britain could procure throughout Europe, with a naval force of twenty-two thousand seamen in above eighty men-of-war. “Who but a Washington, inspired by heaven, could have conceived the surprise move upon the enemy at Princeton on that Christmas eve when Washington and his army crossed the Delaware? Who but the Ruler of the winds could have delayed the British reinforcements by three months of contrary ocean winds at a critical point of the war? Or what but “a providential miracle” at the las t minute detected the treacherous scheme of traito r Benedict Arnold, which would have delivered th e American army, including George Washington himself, into the hands of the enemy? On the French role in the Revolution, it is God who so ordered th e balancing interests of nations as to produce an irresistible motive in the European maritime powers to take our part....The United States are under peculia r obligations to become a holy people unto the Lord our God. There can be no doubt that THEY KNEW THEI R GREAT BENEFACTOR! Every miracle of God’s grac e is a standing rebuke of distrust—and they knew it! And America’s faith in the Creator has been a blessing to the entire world (Mark 4:36). Those “other little ships” (See v. 36) gained a grea t deal that day from Christ’s saying, “Peace be still!” While no one was candid enough to acknowledge, they were rescued by the command of our Lord. The whole sea became tranquil, and the “other littl e ships” were not swamped by the waves. The world receives many unappreciated bene ts from Jesus Christ’s presence among His people. Men are just so many little ships, taking the many bene ts created from the miracle of God’s great love as their own. It is my belief that our forefathers saw this truth and were motivated by what they saw—that is why this truth was written into the Constitution of the Federal Government and most states. They saw how property values were lifted b y Christianity. They saw how the gospel lifted low and depraved neighborhoods into respectability. The y saw how it enriched education. They saw how it elevated women. They saw how it alleviated sickness by giving hope and comfort. They saw with Patric k Henry that, “The Bible is worth all the other books which have ever been printed.” —Patrick Henry, Revolutionary Leader and Orator. We must never forget what they sacri ced and why! The signers of the Declaration of Independenc e (56 men) were not just signers of a piece of paper, but they paid with their lives, property and fortunes; they paid dearly for placing their name on that document: ve were captured and executed for treason by the British; nine died ghting on the battle eld; twelve lost everything they had to the British res. John Quincy Adams sums it all up when he challenged us with these words: “Posterity—you will never know what it has cost my generation to preserve your freedom. I hope you will make good us e of it.” But this pales in comparison with what our Lord and Savior paid on Calvary for our liberty. July 1, 2012 4 Okeechobee News OPINION Public Forum/Speak Out Re ections from the pulpit To Reach UsAddress: 107 S.W. 17th Street, Suite D Okeechobee, FL34974 Website: www.newszap.comTo Submit NewsThe Okeechobee News welcomes submissions from its readers. Opinions, calendar items, stories ideas and photographs are welcome. 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Okeechobee News USPS 406-160 Published 3 times a week: Sunday, Wednesday and Friday by Independent Newspapers, Inc. 107 S.W. 17th Street, Suite D € Okeechobee, FL34974 Periodicals Postage Paid at Okeechobee, FL34974 POSTMASTER: Send address changes to Okeechobee News Circulation Administration PO Box 7011 € Dover, DE 19903StaffEditor: Katrina Elsken Circulation Manager: Janet Madray Publisher: Tom ByrdOur PurposeƒThe Okeechobee News is published by Independent Newspapers of Florida. Independent is owned by a unique trust that enables this newspaper to pursue a mission of journalistic service to the citizens of the community. Since no dividends are paid, the company is able to thrive on profit margins below industry standards. All after-tax surpluses are reinvested in Independents mission of journalistic service, commitment to the ideals of the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, and support of the communitys deliberation of public issues.We Pledgeƒ€To operate this newspaper as a public trust €To help our community become a better place to live and work, through our dedication to conscientious journalism. €To provide the information citizens need to make their own intelligent decisions about public issues. €To report the news with honesty, accuracy, purposeful neutrality, fairness, objectivity, fearlessness and compassion. €To use our opinion pages to facilitate community debate, not to dominate it with our own opinions. €To disclose our own conflicts of interest or potential conflicts to our readers. €To correct our errors and to give each correction the prominence it deserves. €To provide a right to reply to those we write about. €To treat people with courtesy, respect and compassion. MEMBER OF: Speak Out has moved online, where it is quicker and easier to s hare your ideas and converse with others. Go to www.newszap. com, click on the community name and your local or state Public F orum. There, you can create new topics or comment on existing t opics. What follows is a sam pling of some of the discussions curr ently taking place. Thanks for participating!

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 5 Okeechobee News July 1, 2012 Florida USA 2010 and Arnold Kolozsvari of Revive Fitness. On Oct. 16, 2011, Kathleen Turner was crowned Miss North Florida USA. The pageant was held in Florida State University’s Moore Auditorium. Miss Turner said her most memorable moment as Miss North Florida has been welcoming home the WWII veterans from their Honor Flights. Miss Turner is a junior at FSU double majoring in English Literature and Political Science with a minor in Latin. She has been on the dean’s list every semester and is ranked in the top 10 percent of her class. She is a member of Kappa Kappa Gamma, National Society of Collegiate Scholars, Phi Eta Sigma Honor Society, Sigma Alpha Lambda National Leadership and Honors Organization, FSU College Republicans, FSU Student Alumni Assoc. and is an FSU Athletic Booster. In Spring 2012 she interned for Representative Pat Rooney and Spring 2011 she interned for Representative Eduardo Gonzalez. Miss Turner is working for Verizon Wireless in Okeechobee this summer. She is the FSU campus representative for Southern Tide as well as Stephen Bonanno Sandals. Miss Turner graduate eighth in the OHS class of 2010. She was Miss Brahman 2010 and Miss Okeechobee USA 2010. She was a Scholar Athlete and Scholar Musician. As a four-year letterman in Band she played the clarinet and tenor saxophone in marching band, symphonic band and jazz band. She was also a two-year letterman in Tennis. She was a Bright Futures Academic Scholar and Advanced Placement Scholar. She received the OHS Principals Award for Leadership and the President’s Education Award for Outstanding Academic Excellence. In 2009 she represented OHS as the American Legion Girl’s State Delegate. Miss Turner is the daughter of George and Julie (Alexander) Turner and the granddaughter of Ann Alexander and Chris Schad. To follow Miss Turner’s progress, you can “like” her Miss North Florida USA 2013 page on Facebook. TURNERContinued From Page 1 problem.” He said the city was going to do some grading and swale improvements to get the water to move to that area. A contract was awarded to Go Underground Utilities in the amount of $483,892.58 for that section of the project on S.W. 21st Street roughly between S.W. Second Avenue and S.W. Seventh Avenue and a portion of S.W. Seventh Avenue. At their June 19 meeting the Okeechobee City Council voted to pay no more than $95,000, toward the project, which is 50 percent of the county’s grant match. However, the city will not pay for any cost overruns. The auditor’s report on the scal year 2010/2011 budget contained the magic w ords “unquali ed audit” and “clean opinion.” Expenses were up. However, that was due, in large part, to paying off loans. Recurring expenses were kept down. The auditors noted that the Agri-Civic center and Okee Tantie Campground and Marina are costing the county money when they should be selfsuf cient. “We’re going in the right direction,” said Commissioner Ray Domer. He noted that in the past commissioners used the fund balance to help balance the budget. Now, he said they are using it to pay off debt. Gary Ritter, director of South Florida Water Management District’s Okeechobee Service Center, announced that since the lake level is close to 12 feet, as of Monday all the locks on the north end of the lake, with the exception the Taylor Creek lock, will be in operation. Turning to other action, the board:  changed voting precinct boundaries to conform to the 2010 census and went from 18 precincts in 15 locations to 11 precincts in 11 locations;  approved a contract for heating, ventilation and air conditioning improvements at the Douglas Brown Center in the amount of $73,400 to Cooling Refrigeration Services, Inc.;  purchased a replacement x-ray machine for the judicial center from L3 Communications in the amount of $25,581;  awarded an engineering contract for culvert replacement at N.E. 80th Avenue and 48th Street to Culpepper and Terpening for $72,150;  approved a new job description for seasonal mowers; and;  received an overview of the current nancial situation through May 31. COUNTYContinued From Page 1 Special to the Okeechobee News/ OHSBuxton-Seawinds ScholarshipThe Buxton-Seawinds Funeral Home Scholarship was presented at the annual Scholarship Awards Night May 24, in the Okeechobee High School Lecture Hall. From left to right are Matthew Buxton, Brittany Runyon, Morgan Crawford and Marilyn Buxton.Special to the Okeechobee News/ OHSCreative Writing ScholarshipThe Betty Chandler Williamson Creative Writing Scholarship was presented at the annual Scholarship Awards Night May 24, in the Okeechobee High School Lecture Hall. From left to right are Betty Chandler Williamson, Cody Cummings and Elayne Warthen.Special to the Okeechobee News/ OHSCoach Johnson ScholarshipThe Edward “Coach” Johnson Memorial Scholarship was presented at the annual Scholarship Awards Night May 24, in the Okeechobee High School Lecture Hall to Richard Donegan.Special to the Okeechobee News/ OHSAcademy of Finance ScholarshipOHS Academy of Finance Scholarship was presented at the annual Scholarship Awards Night May 24, at Okeechobee High School Lecture Hall. From left to right are Katherine Peterman and Daryl Roehm.Special to the Okeechobee News/ OHSHazellief ScholarshipThe Demarious Hazellief Memorial Scholarship was presented at the annual Scholarship Awards Night May 24, in the Okeechobee High School Lecture Hall to Encarnacion Vega.Special to the Okeechobee News/ OHSFarm City ScholarshipFarm City Scholarship was presented at the annual Scholarship Awards Night May 24, in the Okeechobee High School Lecture Hall. From left to right: Raychel Rabon, Jeff Sumner and Shyanne Prescott.

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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.Donna J. Wilson, 67OKEECHOBEE — Donna June Wilson died on June 27, 2012 at Florida Hospital in Lake Placid. She was a full time resident of the Lake Placid Health Care Facility. Donna was born in Okeechobee, Florida on Oct. 25, 1944 to Jesse James and Laura Lamb Hunter. Donna enjoyed reading, crafts and spending time with her grandchildren. She was preceded in death by both of her parents; and sister, Faye Norman. She is survived by her son, Jess (Richonda) Manson of Okeechobee; and daughter, Rebel (Douglas) Whitmire of Town Creek, Ala.; sisters, Claudette Norman of Okeechobee and Diane Dunn of Lorida; grandchildren, Brooke (Mark) Joiner, Lexi, Tyler, Avary, Rachael and Ryleigh; and great-grandson, Layton. A gathering for family and friends will be held 5-7 p.m. Monday, July 2, 2012 at Bass Okeechobee Funeral Home. Friends may sign the guest book at www.BassOkeechobeeFH.com All arrangements are entrusted to the loving care of Bass Okeechobee Funeral Home and Crematory, 205 N.E. Second Street, (863) 763-2111. Grace A. MaxsonLORIDA — Grace A. Maxson, age 95 of Lorida and formerly or Canal Point, died Thursday, June 28, 2012 in Raulerson Hospital. She was born Aug. 17, 1916 in Glenwood, Georgia to Morris Lee and Olive (Morrison) Adams. She was a member of the Canal Point Methodist Church and a member of the Beta Sigma Phi. She is preceded in death by her husband, Nathan Earl Maxson; and sister, Margie Bennett. She is survived by her son, George (Shirley) Maxson of Tuskasagee, N.C.; daughter, Patricia Ann Nason of Singer Island, Fla.; grandson, Nathan Earl (Mary Lou) Nason of Singer Island, Fla.; great grandson, David Nason. Graveside services will be held on Tuesday, July 3, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. in the Port Mayaca Cemetery. All arrangements are entrusted to the Buxton Funeral Home and Crematory, 110 NE 5th Street, Okeechobee, Florida. On-line condolences may be made at www.buxtonfuneralhome.com.Linda ‘Sweet Pea’ MongilloOKEECHOBEE — Linda “Sweet Pea” Mongillo age 59 of Okeechobee died Wednesday, June 27, 2012 in Lawnwood Regional Medical Center. She was born Mar. 11, 1953 in New Bern, North Carolina. She was a member of the Living W ord of Faith Church and was a retired Nurse. She is survived by her loving husband, Mark Mongillo of Okeechobee; daughters, Chrystal Buck (Johnny Osceola) of Okeechobee, Kimberly Simms of Windsor, Va., Alisa Goodman (Kenneth) of Windsor, Va.; sisters, Reba Clayton (Stanley) of Zuni, Va., Patsy Klemme (Corey) of Toledo, Ohio, Donna Palacioz (Eric) of Chesapeake, Va., Bonnie Moyer (Kenneth) of Chesapeake, Va., Diane White (Russell) of Mass., Tracy Leineraweaver (John), Maysville, N.C.; brothers, James Bell of Emporia, Va., Charlie Bell (Laura) of Suffolk, Va. and David Bell (Destiny) of Pollocksville, N.C. There will be no public services. In lieu of owers memorial contributions may be made to Living Word of Faith, P.O. Box 782, Okeechobee, FL 34972 All arrangements are entrusted to the loving care of the Buxton Funeral Home and Crematory, 110 NE 5th Street Okeechobee, Florida. Online condolences may be made at www.buxtonfuneralhome.com. Obituaries 6 Okeechobee News July 1, 2012 Search obituaries nationally at http://www.legacy.com ConKerr Cancer “sit & sew”ConKerr Cancer has one simple mission: “Giving sick kids a reason to smile one pillowcase at a time.” The local chapter of ConKerr Cancer will have its next meeting on Tuesday, July 3, from 10:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. It will be held at the Okeechobee Presbyterian Church, 312. N. Parrott Ave. Bring your sewing machine (or serger) and fabric and sew with other ladies in our community who want to help make a difference to a sick child. All of our pillowcases w ill be given to St. Mary’s Hospital, Palms W est and/or Lakeside Hospital in Belle Glade. For more information please call Joan at 863-467-0290.Eagles North to host bingo nightEagles North will have bingo July 3 at 1 p.m. and Wednesday, July 4 at 4:30 p.m. Come have a great time with us. Proceeds go tot the F.O.E. 4137 community bene t fund. 9985 U.S. 441 N.Cypress Hut Eagles hosting chicken and rice dinnerCypress Hut Eagles will be hosting a chicken and rice dinner on Tuesday, July 3 at 5 p.m. $6. All proceeds go to Community Charity Fund. Public is welcome.BHR VFW plans July 4 celebrationBuckhead Ridge VFW Post 9528, on State Road 78 W will host their fourth annual 4th of July Celebration. The fun will begin at 2 p.m. on July 4 with music, food and lots of activities. Music will be by John Gallagher. Food for sale will include sandwiches, grilled and smoked sausages, burgers, corn, beans and cole slaw. Games will include a double elimination corn hole tournament, which will have a $5 entry fee with 100 percent payoff. The Men’s Auxiliary will host a JailN-Bail. There will be a Red Solo Cup Sale and Cake Walk by the Ladies Auxiliary. A ag retirement ceremony will be at 6 p.m. Fireworks will be at dark. All proceeds go to help veterans and veterans’ families. The public is invited.American Legion Post hosting July 4 picnicAmerican Legion Post 64 will host a 4th of July barbecue ON Wednesday, July 4, from 2 until 6 p.m. Burgers and hot dogs will be served. Covered dishes are welcome. Music by Carl Cable will be featured. Come join the fun! Proceeds donations will bene t the veterans group.Eagles North to host steak nightEagles North will have Friday steak night on July 6 starting at 5:30 p.m. Music by Lisa. On Saturday, July 7, come join us for CARD BINGO starting at 5 p.m. All proceeds will bene t the F.O.E. 4137 Community Bene t Fund. 9985 U.S. 441 N.Church to host Vacation Bible SchoolVacation Bible School will be at Victory Baptist Church on July 9 through 13 Come journey with us as we explore the jungles of life and discover the treasures of serving Jesus! It will be from 6:30-8:30 p.m. for ages 6-12. Please call 863-763-5067 to register. Public invited to have coffee with a commissionerCoffee with the Commissioner will be hosted by Commissioner Frank Irby on Tuesday, July 10 from 10 a.m. to noon and will be held in Commissioner Irby’s of ce located at the Okeechobee County Courthouse, 304 N.W. Second St., Room 241. Citizens wishing to participate are encouraged to call 863-763-6441 to schedule an appointment. Sports Complex to host Dive In MovieOkeechobee County Sports Complex Pool will host Family Night on Thursday, July 12 from 6-8 p.m. The entry fee of $2 includes pool entrance and Dive in Movie. Popcorn and drinks will be available for sale.SKYWARN offering free training classThe National Weather Service and Okeechobee Emergency Operations Center with support from the Okeechobee Amateur Radio Club will conduct a Weather Watching/SKYWARN Basic Training, on Saturday, July 14 from 9:30 a.m. to noon at the EOC, 707 N.W. Sixth St.. This is a free class and is open to the public. For more information, see http://SKYWARN.mcaraweb.com. To register for the class, please contact Ron Tagg at kd4pqq@arrl.net or 772-6315846.Freedom Outreach shing tournaments setThe Freedom Outreach shing tournaments will be held on Sunday, July 15 Aug. 12 and the championship on Sept. 9 ($120). The $80 (cash only) entry fee includes the big sh pot and championship fund. You must sh at least four tournaments to be in the championship event! All tournaments will be held at Okee-Tantie Marina Boat Ramp from safe light until 2 p.m. Food and drinks free at weigh in. Pease call 561-719-5989 or 863-634-8127 to register or with questions.Poker run will bene t children of Heather TownA poker run and bake sale to bene t Heather Town’s children are planned for July 22 with the rst bike out at 1 p.m. and last bike in at 3 p.m. The rst stop is J&S Fish Camp; second stop, Happy Hour Tavern; third stop, Frost Mug; fourth stop, North Eagles Aerie on U.S. 441 N.; fth stop, Good Spirits Lounge; sixth stop Uncle Larry’s Rim Ditch Cafe. The last stop is at the Cypress Hut Eagles 4701 U.S. 441 S.E. (the old Cypress Hut Flea Market). This is where the bene t will be. There will be a bake sale, a 50/50 drawing, and pulled pork sandwich dinners for $6. Music will be by Debbie and Jimmy Harper. A car wash sponsored by Kitana and friends will start at noon. For more information, contact Chrissy at 863-697-6812 or Courtney at 863-261-1920. Community Events

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Must be 18 years old to play Bingo. See Bingo Hall for complete details. Must be 18 years old to play Poker. See Brush Stand for details. Must be at least 21 years old and a Seminole Players Club member to participate. Management reserves all rights. Person who have been trespassed or banned by the Seminole Tribe of Florida or those who have opted into the self-exclusion program are not eligible. If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, please call 1.888.ADMIT.IT.Like us on Facebook Highway 721 west of Lake Okeechobee on the Brighton Seminole Indian ReservationNEW NON-SMOKING SLOT AREA!17735 Reservation Road Okeechobee, FL 349741.800.360.9875seminolebrightoncasino.com M M M M b be p pa t tre h ha p pr s so p pr BRIGHTON SEMINOLE CASINO Wednesday, July 4th, 2012 7 Okeechobee News July 1, 2012 By Eric KoppOkeechobee News A local store owner w as arrested this week for allegedly selling synthetic marijuana, also known as spice—his second arrest this month on the same charge. Mohammed Mamus Salam, 35, Lake Ave., W est Palm Beach, was arrested Wednesday, June 27, on two felony charges of sale of a controlled substance synthetic cannabinoids (spice) and possession of a controlled substance with intent to sell synthetic cannabinoid (spice). He was booked into the Okeechobee County Jail under a bond of $10,000. Jail records show he has since been released on bond. Salam, owner of the Marathon Convenience Store at 118 S. Parrott Ave., was rst arrested on June 7 on the very same charges. He was released from jail after posting a $50,000 bond. Although he was arrested on identical charges, the second charge did not stem from him allegedly selling spice after his rst arrest. An arrest report by a detective with the Okeechobee Narcotics Task Force stated that con dential sources twice bought the now-illegal synthetic marijuana from Salam. Because the substances used to make spice can be readily changed, before an arrest can be made the suspected spice is rst sent to a criminal laboratory to see if actually contains an illegal substance. In Salam’s case, the suspected spice was sent to the Indian River Crime Lab in Fort Pierce for testing. When the rst results came back, Salam was arrested on June 7. The task force detective then received word Tuesday, June 26, that the second package of alleged spice sent to the lab also contained an illegal substance. Because of that, Salam was arrested Wednesday on the two new felony charges. A task force arrest report indicated that Salam’s rst arrest came about after he sold a con dential source four packages of Marley Boy brand spice at a total cost of $40. In the second case led against Salam, a different con dential source entered the man’s store and reportedly purchased one package of Blue Sky brand spice. When Salam was escorted out of his store June 7 in handcuffs by Chief Denny Davis, of the Okeechobee City Police Department, and Sheriff Paul May, of the Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Of ce, he not only professed his innocence but said he doesn’t even stock spice in his store. But when investigators then searched his business they seized 548 bags of suspected spice that had an estimated worth of $6,000. “We asked him to quit—he didn’t, and this is what he gets,” said Sheriff May. Synthetic cannabinoids, often sold as incense, contain chemicals that mimic THC— the active ingredient in marijuana—and can produce a marijuana-like high. Smoking spice can cause seizures, vomiting, paranoia and delusions. It damages the lungs and cardiovascular system, and can cause brain damage or even death. According to a detective with the task force Salam, along with every other business in the county where spice was sold, was told on April 5 to stop selling the substance. This warning was issued about a month after Florida House Bill 175 went into effect, which bans the sale and possession of synthetic cannabinoids. Ironically, during that search of Salam’s business detectives found a copy of HB 175 near the cash register. The date on that paperwork indicated that he had printed out the bill on April 10— ve days after he was told to stop selling spice. “They were advised if they didn’t stop selling it they would be arrested,” said a tas k force detective of the warnings. Local store owner arrested again on spice charge Mohammed Salam Pet of the WeekLola is a calm and sweet young female Australian Shepherd mix with unusual markings. She spent some time in the SPIN program and is ready to be a good companion for a family. Adoption fee is $175 which includes spaying and all current vaccinations. Lola can be seen at the Okeechobee Humane Society Pet/Rescue shelter on U.S. Highway 98 N., which is open Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. To see more adoptable pets online go to www.pet nder.com. Special to the Okeechobee News

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 8 Okeechobee News July 1, 2012 On Thursday, June 14, Quality Air Conditioning and Heating, 5351 S.W. 16th Avenue, hosted the monthly Main Street Mixer with an exciting Hawaiian Luau. Owners Bud and A mi Neese welcomed over 75 Main Street members, visitors and guests and introduced staff members Michelle Chandler, Laura Altman and Lisa Smith. While visitors mingled and enjoyed wonderful Hawaiian hors d’oeuvres, decorations and hospitality, Bud took the opportunity to share his business with the crowd. The Neese’s have been in business and serving Okeechobee nearly 30 y ears and are dealers for Trane and Mitsubishi Ductless Air Systems. The Ductless Systems are cutting edge technology, allowing the owner to control temperatures in individual rooms, which saves energy and provides comfort. Everyone was impressed with how quiet the system was. Quality AC and Heating service any make and model air conditioner and estimates are free! Main Street President Maureen Burroughs thanked the Neeses and their staff for sponsoring the event and welcomed guests. Executive Director Cindy Birdashaw reminded everyone of the new mural dedication and the upcoming National Day of the American Cowboy celebration scheduled for July 27 and 28. Several door prizes were presented to lucky guests. Okeechobee Main Street welcomes the public to all mixers. For more information contact the Okeechobee Main Street Executive Director Cindy Birdashaw at 863357-6246 or stop in the Main Street of ce at 111 N.E. 2nd Street (directly north of CVS). Quality Air Conditioning hosts luau for June Mixer Special to the Okeechobee News/ OKMSQuality Air Conditioning and Heating hosted the June mixer for Okeechobee Main Street with a Hawaiian Luau. (left to right) Okeechobee Main Street Executive Director Cindy Birdashaw, Promotions Director Frank DeCarlo, President Maureen Burroughs, Secretary Courtney Moyett, Vice President John Creasman with Quality AC and Heating Owners Ami and Bud Neese. Okeechobee Stitchin’ group meets at Presbyterian ChurchOkeechobee Stitchin’ meets every Thursday at the Presbyterian Church, 312 N. Parrott Avenue, from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Bring a bag lunch and come join us for socialization and crafting fun. All crafts are welcome: knitting, crocheting, sewing, quilting, beading or embroidery. Have a question about something or want to learn a new craft or technique, this is the place to be. Work on your project, our current project, try something new, or teach us something new, we love to work and learn together. The last Thursday of each month is our pot luck luncheon. For more information call Sandy Brown, 863-697-3099, or Correy Geissinger, 863-467-2231.

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Available 24/7Community Guide: http://specialsections.newszap.com/SS/Page.aspx?&secid=119590&pagenum=1 Medical Directory: http://specialsections.newszap.com/SS/Page.aspx?&secid=59786&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 Sales: Monday at 12 p.m. Tuesday at 11 a.m. Okeechobee Livestock Market U.S. 98 North, Okeechobee (863) 763-3127 10 Okeechobee News July 1, 2012 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. Calf prices sort of up and down this week. 300-400# calves were $1-2 higher. Lighter and heavier calves were $1 lower. Slaughter cows and bulls back up a little at $2-$3 higher, but don’t expect them to get much higher this summer especially with the drought in western U.S. Tommy Hoover, Okeechobee, topped the calf market with a high of $3.35, bought by Foy Reynolds. J.C. Jackman Cattle, Clewiston, topped the cow market with a high of 90.00 bought by Central Beef. Make plans for our Heifer Sale and Bull Sales in October. Jeff It’s time, bay scallop harvesters! Get your snorkels, masks and dive ags ready. The recreational bay scallop harvest season starts J uly 1. The season is regularly open through Sept. 10, but at its June 28 meeting in Palm Beach Gardens, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) will discuss extending the season by two weeks. Bay scallops can be recreationally harv ested in Gulf of Mexico state waters (shore to nine nautical miles) from the Pasco-Hernando County line to the west bank of the Mexico Beach Canal in Bay County. The recreational bag limit is two gallons of whole bay scallops or one pint of meat per person, per day, with a vessel limit of 10 gallons of whole bay scallops or one-half gallon of meat. For more information about bay scallop season, visit MyFWC.com/Fishing and click on “Saltwater,” “Recreational Regulations” and “Bay Scallops.” To learn more about the June 27-28 Commission meeting, visit MyFWC.com/Commission. Bay scallop season opens July 1 Livestock Market Report

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By Eric KoppOkeechobee News An Okeechobee man is being held on bond in the Okeechobee County J ail following his arrest on burglary charges in connection with two separate alleged thefts. Richard Alton Peacock J r., 30, N.W. 106th St., was arrested June 26 on felony charges of burglary (two counts) and grand theft. He was also charged with the misdemeanors of petit theft, obstruction by a disguised person, trespassing and criminal mischief. His total bond has been set at $23,000. Arrest reports by Deputy Howard Pickering, of the Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Of ce (OCSO), indicated that Peacock burglarized a business on June 14 and took a number of items that had a total value of $2,335. Among those items taken was a DVD camera, wheels and tires, a logging chain, two tractor forks that were attached to a tractor bucket, two fueling pumps and 100 gallons of diesel fuel. In the second burglary, the deputy’s report stated that Peacock took some copper pipe and a large amount of electrical wire from a home that is being renovated. According to the deputy’s report, a witness saw a white Dodge pickup drive up to the home. At that time, the bed of the truck appeared to be empty, the witness reportedly told the deputy. However, continued the report, when the truck left the home the witness said it was “... loaded with electrical wire ... .” Deputy Pickering went on to state that he had been looking for the 2008 pickup and the driver, Peacock, because of their connection to the June 14 thefts. When the truck was stopped by another OCSO deputy on June 27, the driver allegedly gave the deputy a Florida driver’s license identifying him as Richard Todd Ochsenbine II. However, when Deputy Pickering arrived at the scene he identi ed the driver as Peacock. The arrest report stated that the wire and pipe was recovered and returned to the home, but it does not indicate if any of the items taken in the rst burglary were recovered. Deputy Pickering also gave Peacock a traf c citation for driving on a suspended license with knowledge. Okeechobee man charged in two area burglaries 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 104 NW 7th Ave. Okeechobee 863-763-4010 or 888-874-2945Lic. RE Broker Auctioneer# AU2579. 2739 Acre Ranch in Eastern Okeechobee CountyOffered Exclusively by: The Tucker Group, LLC Call Brandon Tucker (772) 201-8722$7,250,000 24Hour Customer Service AUTO • HOME • LIFE • RETIREMENTLori C. BergerExclusive Agent Allstate Insurance Company 800 S. Parrott Ave. Okeechobee, FL 34974 Phone 863-467-1265 Fax 863-467-1085 Cell 863-634-8737 The Canvas Shop, LLCOn-site servicePrivacy screens & bras 5th wheel skirts Boat tops & covers Repairs & modi cations 909 S. Parrott Ave., Ste B Okeechobee, FL 34974 Carl and Donna Gaiser 863.763.7500 fax 863.763.6754 JONES EQUIPMENTEst. 19894558 US Hwy 441 S.E. Okeechobee, FL 1-888-683-7853 863-763-5342Cargo • Auto • Utility Trailers & Parts www.inkwell4ink.com 909 So. Parrott Ave Okeechobee 863-357-4INK •VIP Discounts (4465)Tattoos & Piercings 863.532.1077Free Estimates Lic# 1862 Lic#10355 Licensed & Insured 863.763.1141300 NW Park St OkeechobeeCall a PRO fessional An Affordable way to Advertise YOUR business! Call 863-763-3134An Affordable way to Advertise YOUR business! Call 863-763-3134 M&M Auto Brokers, Inc. Buy Here! Pay Here!As low as $500 Down Easy Payment CASH FOR JUNK! We’ll Work with you! C all Mitch (863) 763-0330 Cell 954-214-8877 mandmautobrokersinc.com3565 Hwy 441 N., Okeechobee Over 100 ListingsLEGACY COURT~ Lovely 2 Bd/ 2 Ba/ 2 Garage, CBS home on half acre. 12x23 Family room, spacious kitchen-two pantries, bkfast bar. Walk-in closets, master vanity. Screened porch. 1732 SF Under Air – 2428 TLA. New A/C, 2012. HOA. Great location. $134,000 Call Lori (863) 634-1457 11 Okeechobee News July 1, 2012 Richard A. Peacock Local Blood Drives plannedCome and give the gift of life to someone in your own hometown. The Big Red Bus will be at the following locations during the month of July. Friday, July 6 – Publix, 1-5 p.m. Sunday, July 8 – More to Life Ministries, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Friday, July 13 – Walgreen’s, 2-6 p.m. Sunday, July 15 – Golden Corral, 11 a.m.–4 p.m. Thursday, July 19 – SFWMD, Hwy 70 Sta., Noon–5 p.m. Saturday, July 21 – Publix, Noon–5 p.m. Sunday, July 22 – Lodge at the Lake, 10 a.m.–2 p.m. Friday, July 27 -Seacoast National Bank, S., 11 a.m.–4 p.m.

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 century21okeechobee@earthlink.net • 1200 S. Parrott Ave. • Century21okeechobee.co m • 20+/-acres NW 72nd Ave. Not Buildable Pasture land suitable for cattle/agriculture. $40,000 or better offer MLS #205495 • Fenced 5+/acres ready for a home and animals. NW 30th Ter. $42,000 MLS #205944 • Blue Heron Lot S.E. 14t CT. $20,900 MLS #205527 • Basswood Lot NW 33rd Ave $6,000 or better offer. MLS #205239 • 319 +/acres on Hwy 441 North $4,000,000 MLS #205562 • Okeechobee Hammock Clean corner lot 100x104 (9002 SE 65th Way) $5,000 • Foreclosure 5+/-acres in Viking $11,900 David Hazellief, 863-610-1553 Betty Hazellief, 863-610-0144 Sharon Prevatt, 863-634-7069 Dee Reeder, 863-610-2485 (863) 763-2104 • Se Habla Espaol 5015-H: Beautiful Country home on 10+/-acres zoned Ag. Concrete & brick construction. 2122 SF under air/3196 TSF. Island kitchen, lg 30x60 barn w/3 stalls and workshop, fenced, pond, in-wall pest control. Too many extras to list! $325,000 MLS #205942 1007-H: SW Section home with street on two sides. Living Sq ft 2343, large island kitchen, dining room with large Florida room with replace, appliances, lrg Oak trees and fruit trees. $170,000 NOW $149,000 MLS #205526 4004-M: Buckhead Ridge waterfront 2BR/2.5BA with additions. Large FL rm, screened rm, workshop, boat lift, double carport on a lg corner lot with water on two sides. $85,000 MLS #20552 1006-H: In town concrete block home with carport, large back yard, 1,352 SF under air. Lots of shade from large Oak Tree. Nice starter home or investment property with potentials. $45,000 MLS #205965 5009-M: Edwards Subdivision On 1.39+/-acres room for livestock, water to pens, fenced, x fenced, large shed, 904 total SF, has addition for extra bedroom. $30,000 MLS #205945 2003-H: Taylor Creek, Lake Access xer upper. two car garage, long concrete driveway, screened back porch, shed. Some concrete seawall and large garage. $41,000 MLS #205937 LAKE ACCESS FORECLOSURE REDUCED FORECLOSURE C hoice Automotive& Custom ExhaustA FULL SERVICE REPAIR FACILITYComputer Diagnostics • Exhaust • A/C Service • Brakes Window Motors • Tune-Ups • Welding • Engine Mechanics863-467-6633 Located Behind Rita’s Don’t Make the Wrong Choice! 704 NE 2nd Ave. Okeechobee, FL 203 SE 2nd St. Okeechobee Phone: 863-824-6770 Diane Wood, RN Administrator www.grandoaks.orgLicense AL11944 Home of honest and reliable service C J Boone198 Hwy 98 N. Okeechobee, FL 34972 (863) 357-2431 • 800-432-1064 • FAX (863) 357-6723www.slbatterytire.com Tree Locators, Inc. “Don’t Destroy Nature When You Can Recreate It”-Plants -Trees -Natural Stone -Decorative Gravel -Manufactured Stone -Design -Installation -Full Garden Center 16162 Hwy 441 N. Okeechobee, FL 34974 863-763-7736Fax 863-763-8730 treelocators@aol.comCall a PRO fessional Located Behind NAPA Auto Parts 101 NW 5th St. Okeechobee, FL Hours...8-4:30 Tues-Fri 8-12 Saturday(863) 634-3304 Mary Bullington and Trish Smith are now at Appliances • TV • FurnitureOf ce: (863) 357-3301 • Fax: (863) 357-2804UP TO3389 US Hwy 441 S Okeechobee, FL manager033@buddyrents.comJUAN CORTEZManager An Affordable way to Advertise YOUR business! Call 863-763-3134 V i c k i S A n d e r s o n Lic. RE Broker Your Hometown RealtorGiving you theservice you deserve!21442 E. SR 78, BHR € Okeechobee 863-634-4106vic_anderson@earthlink.netwww.andersonrealtyco.com BILL F. STEGKEMPER, BILL F. STEGKEMPER,REALTOR, CRS, GRI, APPRAISER REALTOR, CRS, GRI, APPRAISERBK129997 BK129997 BUYERS ONLY REALTY CO.P.O. Box 1074, Okeechobee, FL34973 517 S.W. Park St. € Okeechobee(863) 801-9497CELLA A L W A Y S S A V I N G P R O P E R T Y B U Y E R S $ M O N E Y 12 Okeechobee News July 1, 2012 The Okeechobee County Sheriff’s of ce investigated the following reports of crimes this week: ASSAULT  7200 block of U.S. 441 N. BURGLARY  1100 block of N.E. 16th Ave.  2600 block of N.W. 35th Drive  22000 block of N.W. 278th St.  9200 block of N.E. 101st St.  3600 block of S.E. 20th Terrace THEFT  2800 block of S.E. 19th Court (identity)  5900 block of N.E. Third Lane (identity)  6900 block of N.E. 11th Lane OSCO Investigations Pet Rescue needs volunteers for Day of the Cowboy eventOkeechobee Humane Society/Pet Rescue needs volunteers to help with their booth at Okeechobee’s National Day of the American Cowboy at the Agri-Civic Center on Friday, July 27 and Saturday, July 28. Table setup will be Friday at 3 p.m. Serving starts at 4:30-9 p.m. 10 p.m. Saturday table setup is 1:30 p.m. and serving starts from 3 until 11 p.m. If you want to donate a food, drink or dessert item to sell along with the barbecue, please let Belinda know. They also need to borrow coolers for ice. Please call 863-357-1104 for any more information or stop in the shelter on Hwy 98 next to the Livestock Market.

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LostLost Dog Fort Drum Ranchettes, 6/22/12, small brown terrier, 10 years old (863)467-5766 or (863)447-1100 Garage/ Yard SalesWe Buy Estates Antiques, Collectibles, Household, Tools, Jewelry and etc. Call 863-697-8906 or 772-519-2463 Need a few more bucks to purchase something deer? Pick up some extra bucks when you sell your used items in the classifeids. Earn some extra cash. Sell your used items in the classifieds PersonalsLot For Sale: Basswood Estates, .46 acres, NW 26th Ave, corner lot at the end of the road, owner has culvert in place and survey documents. Asking $6,000.00 rm. (863)697-0325 or (561)261-9481 ServicesAnn’s Affordable Cleaning Service and Pressure Washing. Inside and outside cleaning. Great References. 15 yrs. exp. Call@863-801-3296 License#10812 Certi ed Nursing Assistant will work in your home. Call Tim 863-467-8158 Golf Cart Batteries, Repairs,Parts,Service and charger repairs. Will buy unwanted carts & chargers pick up and delivery. Call Dan’s Golf Cart Repairs 863-610-0479 or 863-763-8318 For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Employment Full TimeCerti ed Real Estate Appraiser. First Appraisal of S.W. Florida has one opening for a State Certi ed Appraiser Residential or Commercial. We are a full service appraisal company based in a rural area. Fee split arrangement based on experience. Fax resume to 863-675-1005 or mail to PO Box 219, LaBelle FL 33975 Employment Full TimeDRIVERS : Dedicated Account! Top Pay, Bene ts, Miles, Weekly Home-Time & More! Werner Enterprises: 1-888-567-4854 Experienced Auger Driver for local deliveries. Must know the area,have clean driving record and pass a drug test. Bene ts Available. Apply at: Walpole Feed & Supply, 2595 NW 8th St. Mechanic Site & paving contractor looking for experienced person to maintain equipment, from motor graders to weed wackers. Please apply in person at: 503 NW 9th Street E.O.E. R & D Maintenances is currently accepting applications for Electrician Helper position. Requirements include: Knowledge of single and three phase systems, knowledge of JLG lift operation needed. Must be at least 18, have a valid drivers license and pass a drug screen. EEO Apply in person at 475 Ridgelawn Road, Clewiston FL 33440 This is a temporary position. R & D Maintenances is currently accepting applications for licensed Journeyman Electrician. Requirements include: Knowledge of single and three phase systems, knowledge of JLG lift operation needed. Must be at least 18, have a valid drivers license and pass a drug screen. EEO Apply in person at 475 Ridgelawn Road, Clewiston FL 33440 This is a temporary position. Get a quick response to any item you may be selling with a classified ad. Employment Full TimeWANTED Lic. Beautician needed for new upscale salon and boutique. Best pay scale in Town. Great location across street from theater. Call Jim 1-305-923-9270 or 763-6140 WANTED Full Time Outside Sales Rep. Must be Self-Driven, Motivated and Dependable and, DFWP Apply in person 216 SW 7th Avenue 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Reading a newspaper helps you understand the world around you. No wonder newspaper readers are more successful people! Time to clean out the attic, basement and/or garage? Advertise your yard sale in the classifieds and make your clean up a breeze! One mans trash is another mans treasure. Turn your trash to treasure with an ad in the classifieds. How do you find a job in todays competitive market? In the employment section of the classifieds How fast can your car go? It can go even faster when you sell it in the classifieds. Looking for a place to hang your hat? Look no further than the classifieds. When doing those chores is doing you in, its time to look for a helper in the classifieds. Grab a bargain from your neighbors garage, attic, basement or closet in todays classifieds. 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. For more listings, go to www.newszap.com ApartmentsOak Lake Villa for Rent. First and Security $600. (863)610-0516 or (561)676-5747 Buying a car? Look in the classifieds. Selling a car? Look in the classifieds. Bicycle Sales & RepairProMobile Bicycle Repair All Makes, Models I Come To You! Now Serving Okeechobee & Surrounding Areas (561)309-9320 PsychicsFree Psychic Reading Reader, Healer and Adviser. Help in all life problems. Open 9 am to 9 pm. 941-979-5940 Call today for a better tomorrow! For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Building MaterialsFOR SALE: Treated telephone poles, 20’ to 30’+ Call 863-763-4417 CollectiblesWANTED Highwaymen Oil Paintings. H. Newton, A. Hair, R.A. McClendon, G. Buckner, 1715 Fleet Treasure Coins. Big $$ Call 772-562-5567 Pets/SuppliesKITTEN grey/white tiger, male, Ready to go to a loving home. Call 863-824-7631 Mini Doxie pups TINY 3Fs 2Ms, all colors, CKC reg $450.00. (863)801-6144. Yorkie Poo puppies 8wks old rst shots given, $350 each Call 561-389-3895 For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Farm Feed/ ProductsAlfalfa Hay for sale 70lb. bales $16.00 a piece. Coastal and Oat Hay Mix $8.00 a bale. Call 863-634-7051 Farm ProducePEAS FOR SALE BLACKEYE, PINKEYE, AND ZIPPERER PEAS. BUSHEL UNSHELLED $16.00 8-LBS SHELLED $16.00 TO ORDER CALL 863-634-1316 OR 863-634-7051 For more listings, go to www.newszap.com ApartmentsOAK LAKE VILLAS 2BR, 2BA, Laundry room with Washer/Dryer, large fenced patio. Very clean. $800 mo., 1st, last, $600 sec. dep. (863)634-3312 or (863)634-3313 NEW DUPLEX 3/2, in the city limits. Wood cabinets w/granite countertops. All appl’s. W/D Hookup. Available now. 1st & deposit to move in. (863)465-0053 VIKING/PRAIRIE 1 br. Apartment. Very clean! $650/mo. Incl. utils. No pets. Call Ron 561-329-8205. Join all the people who say, I sold it in the classifieds.Ž ApartmentsAttention Residents o f Clewiston, Indiantown, Okeechobee and nearby areas!!! The Pahokee Housing Authority, Inc. is accepting applications for 3 and 4 bedroom apartments. Preference is given to working families, disabled families, veterans, families o f veterans and victims o f domestic violence. The Pahokee Housing Authority offers equal housing opportunities and promotes drug free housing. For more information please call Jacquelyn Baker at 561-924-5565 MondayThursday from 8:00a.m. to 5:00p.m. Residents of Clewiston, Indiantown, Okeechobee and nearby areas as well as Pahokee, Belle Glade, and South Bay are encouraged to apply!!! Condos/Townhouses RentTAYLOR CREEK 1/1 Condo on ground oor. Unfurnished. Pool access. Washer, Dryer, Dishwasher. Includes electric & water. $750/mo. 1st month free. 863-634-0663. Houses Rent1bd House, partly furnished NW section of town. 2 people only, No pets, No smoking in home. Call 863-697-1168 3BR, 1BA w/fenced in yard. In the city limits of Okeechobee. $500 mo. 1st, last & security. Refrences required. Call (863)763-0599 3br/2ba House Clean, fenced yard. 2272 NW 4th St. $800/mo. plus $600 security. Call 863-610-0001 13 Okeechobee News July 1, 2012

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Houses RentDixie Ranch Acres Area, 3 BR, Clean, Quiet. $700/mo., water and lawn care included. $600 Security. Pets allowed upon approval. Call 863-610-0001 Kings Bay CBS Home, 2/2, 1 car garage, $950 mo., F/L/S, References. Call 561-707-0868 Large 3 bedroom, 1 bath house for rent. Call 863-763-4417 NEWLY RENOVATED 3/2 house w/garage in SE section near Everglades Elementary. Backyard fenced with shed. rst, last & security required. Call 863-697-3949 for more information. OKEECHOBEE 4BR, 2BA, tile throughout, $1100 month & up. 1st & sec. moves you in. Call (561)248-3888 or (863)599-0156 TREASURE ISLAND 1/1, 2/1, 3/2, all on water. From $550/mo. Call (561)262-1390 For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Lots SaleGreat Building Lot Located in Brentwood Estates. 0.65 acres, water deposit paid, house pad in place to accommodate up to 3500 SQ. ft. home. REDUCED TO $39,500 CARL @ 863-634-8617 For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Mobile Home LotsMobile Home Lot for Rent Off North West 30th Street, close to Elementary School and Hwy 98. Call for more info. 863-697-1168 Mobile Home Rent2 Bedroom/ 2 Bath Mobile Home, central air, most utilities paid small deposit $500.00 a month. Call 812-989-3022 Mobile Home RentBUCKHEAD RIDGE Dbl. Wide 2BR, 2BA, C/Air. $500 mo. Large 3BR, 2BA, C/Air. $550 mo. No pets. Yearly lease, plus sec. (863)763-4031 Lovely Completely Remodeled 3bd/2ba Mobile Home in Country Setting. Just 15 minutes from Okeechobee and 1 1/2 mile from Kissimmee River boat ramp. For more info Call Stan 863-385-2613 Mobile HomeSaleTREASURE Island Nice 2006 Singlewide w/lot. 3BR/2BA $69,900 Will lease $750 mo. 863-634-9119. For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Boats1999 REGEL 1900 LSR Only 249.1 hours, Volvo Penta 4.3 Chev Built. 1999 Shore Land’r Trailer Excellent Condition $6,000.00 Call 863-946-1965 Campers/RVsWanted all Travel Trailers, Motor Homes and Fifth Wheels. Any Condition, Cash paid on the spot Call 941-347-7171 For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Public NoticePUBLIC NOTICE CONSIDERATION OF PROPOSED ZONING RECLASSIFICATION A PUBLIC HEARING will be held before the City of Okeechobee Planning Board on Thursday, July 19, 2011 at 6:00 p.m. or as soon thereafter as possible, at City Hall, 55 SE 3rd Ave, Council Chambers, Rm 200, Okeechobee, Florida. The agenda is available on the City website www.cityofokeechobee.com, or contact the General Services Department, pburnette@cityofokeechobee.com, 863-763-3372 x 218. Under consideration is Rezoning Petition No. 12-001-R, submitted by Muhammad Nooruddin, on behalf of property owners, A.M.S.A. Holdings, LLC and E.A.A.A.S. Holdings, LLC, for the purpose of changing the Zoning District, on approximately 0.642 acres, from Commercial Professional Of ce (CPO) to Light Commercial (CLT) for property located at 608 NE 2nd Avenue. Legal: Lots 3-6, Block 78, City of Okeechobee, as recorded in Plat Book 5 Page 5, Public Records of Okeechobee County, Florida. All members of the public are encouraged to attend and participate in said Hearing. The entire application may be inspected during regular business hours, Mon-Fri, 8am-4:30pm, except for holidays. The Planning Board’s role will be to make a recommendation for approval or denial, to the City Council, nal adoption is tentatively scheduled for Tuesday, September 4, 2012. PLEASE TAKE NOTICE AND BE ADVISED that no stenographic record by a certi ed 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 for making a verbatim record of the testimony and evidence at said meeting upon which any appeal is to be based. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990 persons needing special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact the General Services Of ce at 863-763-3372 for assistance. BY: Brian Whitehall, Zoning Administrator Application No. 12-001-R 421043 ON 7/1,11/2012 Public NoticeNOTICE OF MEETING OF THE COQUINA WATER CONTROL DISTRICT THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS FOR COQUINA WATER CONTROL DISTRICT WILL HOLD A MEETING ON WEDNESDAY, JULY 11, 2012 AT 9:00 A.M. AT 17429 NW 242ND STREET, OKEECHOBEE, FL 34972 (FIELD OFFICE). A COPY OF THE PROPOSED AGENDA MAY BE OBTAINED UPON REQUEST FROM THE UNDERSIGNED. IF ANY PERSON DECIDES TO APPEAL ANY DECISION MADE BY THE BOARD WITH RESPECT TO ANY MATTER CONSIDERED AT SUCH MEETING; THAT PERSON WILL NEED A RECORD OF THE PRECEEDINGS AND FOR SUCH PURPOSES THAT PERSON MAY NEED TO ENSURE THAT A VERBATIM RECORD OF THE PROCEEDINGS, WHICH INCLUDES THE TESTIMONY AND EVIDENCE UPON WHICH THE APPEAL IS TO BE BASED, IS MADE. ANY PERSON WISHING TO SPEAK AT THE MEETING MUST HAVE THEIR NAME AND TOPIC PLACED ON THE AGENDA ONE WEEK BEFORE THE DATE OF THE MEETING. ALL PROPERTY OWNERS WITHIN THE DISTRICT ARE INVITED TO ATTEND. IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT, PERSONS NEEDING A SPECIAL ACCOMMODATION OR AN INTERPRETER TO PARTICIPATE IN THE PRECEEDINGS SHOULD CONTACT THE DISTRICT’S OFFICE BY CALLING (863)763-460 1 AT LEAST TWO (2) DAYS PRIOR TO THE DATE OF THE MEETING. NOTICE: COQUINA WATER CONTROL DISTRICT HAS AN ONGOING AQUATIC SPRAYING PROGRAM, DISTRICT WIDE. THE PROPOSED 2012-2013 BUDGET WILL BE PRESENTED AND DISCUSSED. WILLARD M. BYARS CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS 17429 NW 242ND STREET OKEECHOBEE, FL 34972 (863)763-4601 OR (863)634-3166 420956 ON 7/1/2012 PUBLIC NOTICE CONSIDERATION OF A PROPOSED SPECIAL EXCEPTION A PUBLIC HEARING will be held before the City of Okeechobee Board of Adjustment and Appeals on Thursday, July 19, 2012 at 6:00 p.m. or as soon thereafter as possible, at City Hall, 55 SE 3rd Ave, Council Chambers, Rm 200, Okeechobee, Florida. The agenda is available on the City website www.cityofokeechobee.com, or contact the General Services Department, pburnette@cityofokeechobee.com, 863-763-3372 x 218. Under consideration is Special Exception Petition No. 12-003-SE, submitted by Muhammad Nooruddin, on behalf of property owners A.M.S.A. Holdings, LLC and E.A.A.A.S. Holdings, LLC, to allow a group home that would provide for a Rehabilitation Center and Assisted Living Facility within a Light Commercial (CLT) Zoning District (Ref. Code Book Section 90-253(16)). Property is located at 608 NE 2nd Avenue, Legal: Lots 3-6, Block 78, City of Okeechobee, according to the plat thereof as recor ded in Plat Book 5 Page 5, Public Records of Okeechobee County, Florida. All members of the public are encouraged to attend and participate in said Hearing. The entire petition may be inspected during regular business hours, Mon-Fri, 8am-4:30pm, except for holidays. The Board of Adjustment and Appeals serves as the decision making body (quasi-judicial), on behalf of the City, to approve or deny Special Exceptions. PLEASE TAKE NOTICE AND BE ADVISED that if any person desires to appeal any decision made by the Board of Adjustment and Appeals with respect to any matter considered at this meeting, or hearing will need to ensure a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. General Services media are used for the sole purpose of back-up for the department. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990 persons needing special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact the General Services Of ce at 863-763-3372 for assistance. by: Brian Whitehall, Zoning Administrator Petition No. 12-003-SE 421045 ON 7/1,11/2012 LEGAL NOTICE Public Auction will be held at Johns Towing Service storage lot located at 704 Northeast 2nd Avenue, Okeechobee, Florida 34972 on JULY 16, 2012 at 9:00 A.M. Pursuant to Florida Statute 713.78 for unpaid towing and storage charges. Year, make, model and VIN are as follows. 1996 CHEVY CAVALIER VIN #1G1JC1240T7113601 Terms of sale are cash, and no checks will be accepted. Seller reserves the right of nal bid. ALL SALES ARE FINAL! NO REFUNDS WILL BE, MADE! Said automobiles will be sold in “As Is” condition with no guarantee’s. 421086 ON 7/1/2012 Find it faster. Sell it sooner in the classifieds Public Notice NOTICE UNDER FICTITIOUS NAME LAW NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned, desiring to engage in business under the ctitious name of: SUNFEST FARMS located at 13884 NE 56 Avenue, Okeechobee, Okeechobee County, Florida 34972, intends to register the said name with the Division of Corporations of the Department of State, Tallahassee, Florida. That the parties interested in said business enterprise and their mailing address are: SUNFEST HERBS, LLC 2665 S. Bayshore Drive, Suite 701 Coconut Grove, FL 33133 Dated at Okeechobee Florida, this the 26th day of June, 2012. SUNFEST HERBS, LLC BY: Clifford Rosen, Manager 421111 ON 7/1/2012 NOTICE UNDER FICTITIOUS NAME LAW NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned, desiring to engage in business under the ctitious name of: SUNFEST ORGANIC HERBS located at 13884 NE 56th Avenue, Okeechobee, Okeechobee County, Florida 34972, intends to register the said name with the Division of Corporations of the Department of State, Tallahassee, Florida. That the parties interested in said business enterprise and their mailing address are: SUNFEST HERBS, LLC 2665 S. Bayshore Drive Suite 701 Coconut Grove, FL 33133 Dated at Okeechobee, Florida, this the 26th day of June, 2012. SUNFEST HERBS, LLC By: Clifford Rosen, Manager 421106 ON 7/1/2012 14 Okeechobee News July 1, 2012 Crossword Puzzle ACROSS 1 Orates 7 Hourly wage, e.g. 15 Refuses to 16 Astronomy measurements 17 Engrave 18 Sea cows 19 Brief needlework? 20 Megans Will & GraceŽ role 21 Label for some Glenn Frey hits 22 Physicist with a law 23 Acting teacher Hagen 25 It __ far, far better thing ...Ž: Dickens 26 Wages 27 Get 28 Noodles, say 30 The Simpsons, e.g. 32 Wedding dance 34 Fabled mattress lump 35 Mal de __ 36 One of six in this puzzle 42 Some tech sch. grads 43 Top ten item 44 Sign 45 Pricey 48 Pole symbol 50 Wall St. execs degree 51 Collar 52 AladdinŽ monkey 54 Frat letter 55 Food scrap 56 Geneva-based workers gp. 57 Babe and Baby 59 Gijn goose egg 61 Orchard grower 63 An iambs second half gets it 65 Noteworthy 66 Mount McKinleys home 67 Relax 68 Word with health or illness DOWN 1 __-fi 2 Temple of the gods 3 Being filmed 4 Platoon, for one 5 Anybodys guess 6 Chateau __ Michelle winery 7 The Tide 8 Hank who voices many 30-Across 9 Cosecant reciprocals 10 Arises 11 Groove 12 At the original speed, in music 13 Jail, in slang 14 Tests that are hard to guess on 20 Deejay Casey 22 Dept. of Labor agency 24 Spanish appetizers 29 Speed: Pref. 31 Meeting time qualifier 33 One-time Time critic James 35 Sacred choral piece 37 Comeback 38 Solemn acts 39 Bold 40 Big 12 school soon to be in the Big Ten 41 No-see-um, say 45 Hard-to-see shooter 46 Thy Neighbors WifeŽ author 47 WWII torpedo launchers 48 Some learners 49 Its beneath the crust 53 Siam neighbor 58 Actress Lamarr 60 Sweater style named for Irish islands 62 Like some mil. officers 63 Yosemite __ 64 ESPN reporter Paolantonio By Don Gagliardo (c)2011 Tribune Media Services, Inc. 03/03/11 03/03/11 ANSWER TO PREVIOUS PUZZLE: Edited by Rich Norris and Joyce Nichols Lewis xwordeditor@aol.com Earn some extra cash. Sell your used items in the classifieds Your next job could be in todays classifieds. Did you look for it? READING A NEWSPAPER...leads you to the best products and services. florida.newszap.comCome see for yourself!Check out these new features: • Daily Local News Updates • New interactive and easy to navigate format • Plus much, much more!

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Professional. Principled. Passionate. 863.467.6570 • 863.467.1968 (FAX) 200 SW 9th Street, Okeechobee, FL 34974 gjs@sneiderlaw.com | sneiderlaw.comFamily Law Criminal Law Civil Litigation The Okeechobee News will be closed Wednesday, July 4th for Independence Day FRIDAY, JULY 6TH DEADLINE Dispaly Advertising.......3 p.m. Tuesday, July 3 Have a Safe Holiday! WEIGHT LOSS •MEDICAL WEIGHT LOSS • MEDICAL WEIGHT LOSS •MEDICAL WEIGHT LOSS • MEDICAL WEIGHT LOSS •MEDICAL TAKE OFF POUNDS FOR SUMMER WEIGHT LOSS • MEDICAL LOSE up to 20 lbs in 6 weeks WE’LL HELP YOU GET STARTED 6 weeks $169 Special based on a full service 16 week program. Required nutritional supplements and medical fees. If any, at regular low prices *Individual results may vary. An independent physician is in the Center a minimum of one evening a week. Not valid with any other offers or discounts. Available at participating locations. Void where prohibited. 2012 Physicians WEIGHT LOSS Centers of American, Inc., Akron, OH 44333. A Health Management Group TM Company. All Rights Reserved.CALL NOW! 863-357-9967414 S. Parrott Ave., B Okeechobee, FL Locations Nationwide to Serve You 15 Okeechobee News July 1, 2012 Making the decision to exercise is the rst step to a stronger, healthier body. However, w hether you are starting an exercise plan for the rst time or just getting back to working out, keep in mind there are some risks associated with exercise. No matter if you are w orking out in a gym, the park or even your own home, it's important to keep safety in mind. Here are some helpful tips for avoiding injuries while working out. 1. Stretch Your muscles and joints should be prepped for exercise! It is particularly important to have a good stretching session if you w ill be performing exercises like running or swimming that require a large range of motion. 2. Choose the right attire and gear From the proper running or walking shoes to the right gear, such as weight lifting gloves or a bicycle helmet, making sure y ou're properly out tted for exercise will help you avoid injury. If you're not sure about shoes or equipment, check with someone at the local sporting goods store or a trainer at y our gym. 3. Start slow If you're beginning exercise for the rst time, you should start off slow. If you're running for the rst time, for instance, start off at a slow pace and shorter distance, and eventually work your way up to your goal time or distance. Don't try to do too much too soon. 4. Use the Buddy System This is especially important if you are doing weight training. Even if you don't have a true workout buddy, grab someone to spot y ou when lifting weights in the gym. You don't want to drop a weight on yourself or strain a muscle trying to lift too heavy of a w eight. 5. Ask the Pros A certi ed personal trainer can show you the correct form and even create an individual workout plan tailored to your capabilities and goals. If you can't afford a full-on personal trainer, you may check with your gym to see if they give tours of the facility and introductory courses on using the equipment. Remember to keep safety in mind when beginning any workout or exercise plan. An exercise injury could put your healthy lifestyle at a standstill and may even lead to long-term damage that could limit your ability to workout. Raulerson Hospital's Physical Therapy Department has a Wellness Program for the public. Members of the community can exercise in our Outpatient Physical Therapy facility, under the supervision of a physical therapist. The fee to utilize the Wellness Center is $25 a month. For more information on the Wellness Center contact our Outpatient Physical Therapy Department at 467-6659. For a health question or physician referral contact Consult-A-Nurse¨ service at 863-763-9228 Hospital offers tips for preventing workout injuries Courtesy photo

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 2000 Ford Windstar $0000 Auto Transmission (877) Go-Gilbert or (863) 763-3154www.GilbertChevrolet.comSALES : SERVICE & PARTS BODY SHOP Closed Sundays 2012 EQUINOX 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 MPG MPG MPG MPG MPG MP MPG MPG MPG MPG G $179 2012 MALIBU 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 MPG MPG MPG MPG MPG MPG MPG MP MPG MPG MPG 2012 CHEVY CRUZE 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 MP MP MP MP MP MP P MP MP M M G G G G G G G G G $229 Cruze lease is for 24 months/12,000 miles with $1,995 due at signing. Malibu lease is for 24 mo/12,000 miles with $1,639 due at signing. Equinox lease is for 24 months/12,000 miles with $1,799 due at signing. All prices are plus taxes, tag, and fees. Offers assume quali“ed credit. Offers may not to be used in conjunction with each other. 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