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Publication Date: 08-12-2012
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Sunday, August 12, 2012 75¢ Plus tax V ol. 103 No. 97 12.14 feetLast Year: 10.29 feet Lake Levels newszap.comFree SpeechFree AdsSee page 4 for information about how to contact this newspaper. Pit bull bites child; dog to be put down ... Page 9 OHS football practice starts ... Page 18 Election results will be onlineBy Pete GawdaOkeechobee News Okeechobee County voters will go to the polls on Tuesday for the primary election. Races in which all of the candidates belong to the same political party are open primaries. Races in which there are candidates from more than one political party are closed primaries. All registered Okeechobee County voters will choose between Brad Goodbread and Frank Irby in the County Commission District 3 race; Margaret Garrard Helton and Elvie Posey in the County Commission District 5 race; and Malissa Morgan and Kelly Owens in the School Board District 2 race. In the District 3 race, two candidates on the ballot, Tara Boshell and Dennis R. Conner have already dropped out of this race. Voters will be informed that these candidates have dropped out. Any votes cast for them will not count. Republicans will also choose between Paul May and J.H. “Jon” Folbrecht in the sheriff’s race. Since there is a write-in candidate in this race with no party af liation, this will be a closed primary. The winner will face the writein candidate, Timothy Allen Higgins, in the November election. Republican voters will also vote in the County Commission District 1 Republican Primary, choosing from candidates Ray Domer, Billy Marcum or Carl Shumate. The winner of this primary will face Democrat Phillip J. Baughman and Keith White (no party af liation) in the general election. Republicans will also choose between Bill Tuesday is primary electionSee VOTE — Page 9 Members of the Okeechobee High School Blazin’ Brahmans Marching Band have been working hard the past two weeks learning a new marching routine and show music and teaching the new band members the ins and outs of performing in a marching band. The band is a little younger this year, with only eight returning seniors. At a special “sneak peek” performance for the band parents on Thursday, band director Clint LaFlam said the band is larger this year -with a total of 98 members. “They’re doing an amazing job,” he said. “I am excited for the rst football game, to sho w OHS band excited about new show Special to the Okeechobee News/ OHS BandThe Okeechobee HIgh School Blazin’ Brahmans Marching Band has been working hard over the past two weeks during band camp. Band members are learning new music and new routine for the halftime show at the rst OHS football game. Left to right are Joey Bunker, Nick Valcaniant, Nicolas Suarez and Charles Simpson. Special to the Okeechobee News/ OHS BandThe dedicated band members practiced a new routine over the past two weeks, braving the hot sun. See BAND — Page 13

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Always on Top of the JobŽRe-Roofing Specialists€ Metal & Shingle Roofs € Flats & Leaks Repair FREE ESTIMATES863-357-3838State Lic.#CCC1327338 Movie Tickets: Adults $6.50 • Children 12 & under $5.00 Senior Citizens $5.00 all movies • Matinees $4.50Fri., Aug. 10TH Thurs., Aug. 16THFor Info, Call 763-7202 I: “THE BOURNE LEGACY”Fri. 7:00 & 9:15, Sat., Sun., Tues., Wed. & Thurs. 2:00, 4:15, 7:00 & 9:15, Mon. 3:00 & 7:00II: “TOTAL RECALL”Fri. 7:00 & 9:00, Sat., Sun., Tues., Wed. & Thurs. 2:00, 4:15, 7:00 & 9:00, Mon. 3:00 & 7:00 PG-13 III: “DIARY OF A WIMPY KID: DOG DAYS”Fri. 7:00 & 9:00, Sat., Sun., Tues., Wed. & Thurs. 2:00, 4:15, 7:00 & 9:00, Mon. 3:00 & 7:00 PG-13 PG Residential Commercial FREE EstimatesRoofing with the name you trust!Licensed and Insured St. Lic. CCC046939Dont make a Mistake! Call Big Lake 863-763-ROOF (7663) & REPAIRSROOFING 2 Okeechobee News August 12, 2012 B.R.A.T. Club, Inc. is a local non-pro t in Okeechobee serving children and teens. The club holds dances once a month giving tweens and teens a place to visit with their friends, enjoy music, games, food and fun. The dances are held at the Okeechobee Freshman Auditorium. B.R.A.T. Club also participates in other events throughout the y ear and recruits teen volunteers to obtain their community service hours for high school by volunteering. The B.R.A.T. Club, Inc. board members are; Sheriff Paul May, Judge Jerry Bryant, Commissioner Bryant Culpepper, Allison Chandler/vice president, Frank DeCarlo, Tiffany Hancock/secretary, Matt Buxton and Carrie Heineman. The board strives to serve the mission of the club, "To build relationships among our youth by providing positive, safe, fun- lled activities in our community," says President Teresa Chandler. The 2012 Labor Day Parade will be held on Sept. 3, beginning at 10 a.m. The parade w ill travel the regular parade route starting at 2nd street and traveling through downtown. Last year the club picked up the parade and organized over 75 entries. The Labor Day Parade is one of Okeechobee's largest annual events bringing people young and old to enjoy the show. Businesses, clubs and individuals are welcome to participate. "We are complimented by being asked to organize another parade," says President Teresa Chandler. Sponsor for 2012 event is American Drilling Services. For more information about the parade or to obtain an application, please call Teresa Chandler at 863-801-4996 or e-mail at tchandler@wm.com. B.R.A.T. Club to coordinate Labor Day Parade Special to the Okeechobee News/ B.R.A.T.B.R.A.T Club Board members include: Judge Jerry Bryant, Frank DeCarlo, Carrie Heineman, Allison Chandler/vice president, Teresa Chandler/President, Tiffany Hancock and Sheriff Paul May. Not Pictured: Commissioner Bryant Culpepper and Matt Buxton. OKMS needs Labor Day Fest event vendorsOkeechobee Main Street is proud to announce the 2012 All-American Labor Day Celebration scheduled for Sept. 1, 2 and 3, in the Flagler Parks! Come spend some time with friends, enjoy the "tastes" of the festival and various specialty items for sale. While in town, visit our local shops and see what they now have to offer! OKMS is now taking applications for vendors and non-pro ts interested in setting up a booth. If you are interested, please contact Cindy Birdashaw at 863-357-6246 or visit our website at: www. okeechobeemainstreet.com.

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Closed primary I think it is unfair that due to a last minute, write-in candidate, the Republican primary for the sheriff’s race is a closed primary. I think in the future, they should change the sheriff’s race to non-partisan just like they have changed school board to non-partisan. People don’t vote for sheriff based on political party. They vote based on the man, his experience, knowledge and character.Day of the Cowboy I agree with those who commented that holding the Day of the Cowboy event in J uly is miserable hot for everyone involved. I w ish they could move it to the fall. It would be a lot more fun and more people would participate. We do need events during the summer, but there should be things like raft races where people can at least stay cool.Presidential race When President George Bush left ofce, unemployment was at 5.6 percent and 17 million people were on food stamps. Today, unemployment is at 8.3 percent and 43 million people are on food stamps. Food for thought.  Obama could have been a great president, but instead of taking advantage of the fact that he started his term with his party in control of both Houses of Congress, he did not lead. He let himself get sucked in by party politics and surrounded himself with advisors who do not have the best interest of this country at heart. He keeps saying, now, that tax reform is essential. He could have pushed through tax reform his rst year in of ce, when the Republicans had no power at all. But he knew it would not be popular w ith some of his wealthy supporters so he fooled around for two years with health care reform and came up with something that is going to ruin this country nancially when it all takes effect. There’s a reason that most of the expensive parts of Obamacare don’t go into effect until after the election.  I don’t care for Romney at all, but I don’t think this country can survive another four years of Obama. The national debt is mounting daily and there is no end in sight with Obama. His answer to the debt crisis is to borrow more money. You can’t borrow your way out of debt.Death penalty I have mixed feelings about the death penalty because the way the Florida court system works, those sentenced to the death penalty might still wind up getting out of prison. There are liberal lawyers who will take any death penalty case on a pro-bono basis just because they are against the death penalty. These appeals cost the tax payers millions of dollars. And every time there is an appeal, it puts the family of the victim through the pain and ordeal of the original trial. It just goes on and on. When a murderer is sentenced to life without the possibility of parole, the liberal lawyers usually just ignore them because they want to take on the death penalty cases. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 4 Okeechobee News August 12, 2012 Public Forum/Speak OutSpeak Out has moved online, where it is quicker and easier to share your ideas and converse with others. Go to www.newszap.com, click on the comm unity name and your local or state P ublic Forum. There, you can create n ew topics or comment on existing topics. What follows is a sam pling of s ome of the discussions currently taking place. Thanks for participating! By Cary McKeeMore2Life MinistriesIn approximately three months we will vote for the man who will take on the responsibility of being our President. That man will need our support and our prayers because the issues facing this nation are grave. We still nd ourselves in an ongoing police action in both Afghanistan and Iraq; the outcome which is far from certain. Back here in the states we are being confronted daily it seems with the reports of violence that frightens us and makes us wonder when the next “shooting” will occur. There are also serious nancial concerns that have us wondering and worrying about what the future holds for us individually and as a nation. These concerns have left us with a feeling of uncertainty and, we struggle to nd the answers that will restore America to the great nation it once was and can be again. So, what was it that made America great and caused it to rise to such a place of prominence? By discovering this truth, we can get an idea of what it will take to get back to what we once were. In the rst part of the 19th century a French historian and political thinker named Alexis de Tocqueville came to America to see rst-hand what it was about this country that made it great. What he discovered was that America’s greatness was based on its faith and its belief that man is accountable to God to live holy, righteous lives. Tocqueville said that he sought for America’s greatness in her people and resources, but it wasn’t until he went in the churches and heard the power of the gospel proclaimed, and heard righteousness preached, that he understood what made America great. He said this about America’s greatness: “America is great because she is good, and if America ever ceases to be good, America will cease to be great.” You see, once we were a people that prided ourselves in our strong values and moral standards. We deemed ourselves a “Christian nation” and held ourselves up as the example to the world of what it meant to stand for something, that something was a belief in liberty, justice, and personal virtue based on God’s truth or laws. And though we still say this about ourselves, deep down we all know that something has changed radically. Now moral decadence and perversion has become a cancerous part of our national landscape. Our music, literature, and movies have become cesspools lled with lthy language, graphic violent and sexual content, and world views based on godless philosophies diametrically opposed to those of our founding fathers and, more importantly, our eternal Father. The streets of our cities have become littered with homeless, desperate people, and are hotbeds for crime, violence, and abuse. Now, instead of standing for something, we seem to be falling for any and everything. For we have come to see ourselves as the selfappointed guardians of toleration and liberal acceptance. In an effort not to ever offend, we diligently strive to hold high the myth of a “right to privacy” that seemingly transcends all laws, even God’s laws. We are told by our celebrities and our social elite that those who take a stand for decenc y and virtue are antiquated relics of a bygone er a best left in the past. While the people who advocate self-grati cation at all costs are lauded as the prophets of a new era of enlightenment in a culture consumed with immature youth and immoral pleasure. So, what solutions are being offered to us to reverse these disturbing facts and restore America to greatness? Sadly, the solutions being proffered presently by the political establishment seem to follow along the path of socialism. As well intentioned as they may be seeing this as the hope for our nation, I believe the y are wrong. Quoting de Tocqueville again, he said, “democracy and socialism having nothing in common but one word, equality. But notice the difference: while democracy seeks equalit y in liberty, socialism seeks equality in restraint and servitude.” Having seen socialism rsthand and its devastating effects in the French revolution, de Tocqueville knew what he was talking about. He had seen what happens to a nation that replaces faith in God with faith in socialist ideology. He stated emphatically this central truth from what he had seen: “Despotism may govern without faith, but Liberty cannot… Christianity is the companion of libert y in all its con icts, the cradle of its infancy, and the divine source of its claims.” So, what are we, the average people o f America to do? We as a people must demand that our leaders divorce themselves from the alluring deception of socialism, and get back to the absolute truth of faith and trust in God. We must demand that our leaders work to make the Pledge of Allegiance true, that we are a nation “under God.” Pray for President Obam a and for Mr. Romney as they run their campaigns to be awakened to God’s truth and to guide our nation to embrace His lordship over America. Pray for all those running for political of ce, locally and nationally, to be awakened to this truth. Pray for the pastors of this town and around our nation that we will be bold enough to preach that truth that can change a heart of a nation and see its people seek after God. Pray that we will see that desperate times require desperate actions, and that we will see k to reach the heart of the youth of this nation to Christ to reverse the trends of the present da y (starting right here in Okeechobee). That is our hope and security for our country. Re ections from the Pulpit Special to the Okeechobee News/ OHSFSU Freshman ScholarshipFlorida State University Freshman Scholarship was presented at the annual Scholarship Awards Night May 24, in the Okeechobee High School Lecture Hall. Left to right are Emily Raulerson and Sharon Coker.

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 I R S C Quality | Convenience | Affordability Fall Classes Begin August 23rd!REGISTER NOW! 5 Okeechobee News A ugust 12, 2012 A nnual Okeechobee High School Scholarship Night Special to the Okeechobee News/ OHSBoard of Realtors ScholarshipOkeechobee Board of Realtors Scholarship was presented at the annual Scholarship Awards Night May 24, in the Okeechobee High School Lecture Hall. From left to right are: Jim Fowler, Kaitlyn Furphy, Shelly Doyle, Carissa Tyson, Vicki Anderson. Special to the Okeechobee News/ OHSRotary Club Carl T. Durrance MemorialRotary Club Carl T. Durrance Memorial Scholarship was presented at the annual Scholarship Awards Night May 24, in the Okeechobee High School Lecture Hall. Left to right are: Taydra Delprete, Donna Gaiser, Nicole Perdomo. Special to the Okeechobee News/ OHSGabriel Painter MemorialGabriel Painter Memorial Scholarship was presented at the annual Scholarship Awards Night May 24, in the Okeechobee High School Lecture Hall. From left to right are: Marquita Fruge, Walker Rose, Jade Braswell, Janae Braswell. Special to the Okeechobee News/ OHSSoaring Eagles ScholarshipSouth Elementary Soaring Eagles Scholarship was presented at the annual Scholarship Awards Night May 24, in the Okeechobee High School Lecture Hall. From left to right are: Mike Radebaugh, Lauren Fusco, Carissa Tyson, Mary Paulson. Upcoming Okeechobee August blood drives plannedWhen you need blood you assume it will be there for you. But are you aware that only 4 percent of the U.S. population actually donates blood? The Big Red Bus will be in Okeechobee on Thursday, Aug. 16 – Okee Correctional Inst., public invited, noon to 5 p.m.; Friday, Aug. 17 – Walgreen’s, 1 to 6 p.m.; Monday, Aug. 20 – Publix, 3 to 7 p.m.; Saturday, Aug. 25 – Wal Mart, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Thursday, Aug. 30 – Okeechobee High School, 7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 William ‘Autis’ Allen, 80WIGGINS, Miss. — William “Autis” Allen died Wednesday, August 1, 2012. Mr. Allen was retired from the US Army, where he served during the Vietnam War and the Korean Con ict, and was a two-time recipient of the Purple Heart. He was a member of the First Methodist Church in Wiggins, MS. He is preceded in death by his parents, John and Syble Powell. Mr. Allen is survived by his wife, Barbara Allen of Wiggins, Miss.; one son, Billy Allen of Wiggins, Miss.; and two daughters, Susan Allen of Kissimmee, Fla. and Lynn Fox of Foley, Ala.; seven grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. A memorial service will be held at a later date. NeedEXTRA MONEY?107 SW 17th St • Suite DInquire Within NO PHONE CALLS Obituaries 6 Okeechobee News August 12, 2012 Freedom Outreach shing tournamentThe nal Freedom Outreach shing tournament will be held on Sunday, Aug. 12, and the championship is to be held on Sept. 9 ($120). The $80 (cash only) entry fee includes the big sh pot and championship fund. You must have shed at least four tournaments to be in the championship event! A ll 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. A mateur Radio Club set to meetOkeechobee Amateur Radio Club will hold its August Business Meeting in the Club Room at Beef O’Brady’s on Monday evening, Aug. 13 An informal supper meeting w ill begin at 6 p.m. followed by the business meeting beginning at 7 p.m. All area Amateur Radio Operators are invited to attend, all club members are urged to attend as we w ill do some planning on the “Hamfest in the Woods” to take place the Saturday after Thanksgiving.OREA plan meetingThe Okeechobee Retired Educator’s Association will meet on Monday, Aug. 13 beginning at 11:30 a.m. in the meeting room of Beef O’Brady’s Restaurant. ANY retired educator (teacher or paraprofessional) is w elcome to join us. State FREA (Florida Retired Educator’s Association) representatives will be in attendance and we will plan for upcoming events. A merican Legion Ladies A uxiliary meeting changeThe scheduled meeting for the American Legion Ladies Auxiliary Unit 64, has been changed from Tuesday, Aug. 14, to Wednesday, Aug. 15. at 6 p.m.Church to host new teachers luncheonNew Teachers Luncheon will be hosted by Okeechobee Presbyterian Church 312 N. Parrott Ave., Wednesday, Aug. 15, at noon.Eagles announce Bingo NightsEagles North will have BINGO on Tuesday, Aug. 14 beginning at 1 p.m. On W ednesday, Aug. 15, Bingo will start at 4:30 p.m. Proceeds go to the F.O.E. 4137 community bene t fund. 9985 Hwy. 441 North, Okeechobee.Cypress Hut Eagles to host dinner nightCypress Hut Eagles will serve beef tips dinner on Tuesday, Aug. 14 at 5:30 p.m. All proceeds go to the charitable events fund. For more information, please call 863-4671154. 4-H club hosts farm swap' eventSwine Time 4-H club is hosting a Farm Swap at Tractor Supply in Okeechobee from 8 a.m.-noon, on Saturday, Aug. 18 Buy Sell or Trade anything farm related, animals, equipment, citrus, plants, fencing, tractor and vegetables, etc! For a space or more information, please contact Tomi Zeller at 863-634-1061.Democratic Executive Committee to meetThe Okeechobee Democratic Executive Committee will meet on Thursday, Aug. 16 in the meeting room of Beef O’Brady’s beginning at 6 p.m. Any interested Democratic is invited to attend.OKMS announces August Mixer eventThe August Main Street Mixer will be sponsored by Seacoast National Bank, North Branch, 500 N. Parrott Avenue, on Thursday, Aug. 16, from 5-7 p.m. Join the staff at Seacoast for a “stroll through modern Rome” while you have the opportunity to socialize with fellow citizens and local business owners. Light hors d’oeuvres, drinks and door prizes will be provided. 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). Okeechobee Main Street mixers are open to the public and everyone is welcome to attend.Cypress Hut Eagles to host dinner nightCypress Hut Eagles will serve a 16 oz. rib eye steak dinner on Friday, Aug. 17 open to the public. Music by Jimmy and Debbie Harper. All proceeds go to the charity events fund. For more info please call 863-4671154.VFW to host Sandoone' bene t eventVFW Post 4423 at 300 W. 34th Street, Okeechobee is holding a bene t for Sandy Hoyt, aka “Sandoone” on Saturday, Aug. 18 from 1 to 5 p.m. Sandy has entertained us all with her zany musical acts for many years, but now needs help to cover the cost of a much-needed surgery. The Post is serving hamburger or hot dog platters for a donation of $5, and there will be a bake sale, 50/50 raf e, auction, games and prizes. Music will be provided by XXL Karaoke and friends. The public is invited. For more information, contact Dennis Prewitt at 863-467-0085.Pet Day event announcedTractor Supply Okeechobee is hosting a pet day on Saturday, Aug. 18 Our rescue will be there to show off some of our beautiful pets available for adoption. We will be there from 9 a.m. until.... Please drop by to support your local Humane Society. B.R.A.T. hosts Teen DanceCome and join the August edition of the B.R.A.T. Club Teen Dance on Saturday, Aug. 18, from 7 until 10 p.m. ‘Tweens and teens ages 12-16 are invited to get one last “dance off” before the school year begins. Enjoy pizza, soda, chips, games and entertainment all for $7 admission. For more information, please call Teresa Chandler at 863-801-4996. Healthy Start annual meetingThe Okeechobee Healthy Start Coalition will have their Annual Meeting on Friday, Aug. 31 from 2-4 p.m. at First Baptist Church Fellowship Hall. 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 to pregnant women and children under 3 years of age. The Coalition is made up of citizens interested in promoting healthy families and babies in Okeechobee. For more information about the Coalition, please contact Kay Begin, Executive Director, at 863-462-5877.CCC meeting plannedThe next meeting of the Community Collaborative Council, a part of the Shared Services Network of Okeechobee, will be Tuesday, Aug. 28, at 10 a.m. in the board room of the School Board Of ce. Eagles host corn hole tournamentCome to Eagles North, 9985 Hwy. 441 North,, on Saturday, Aug. 25 for a corn hole tournament. Sign up early! There will be a payout on rst and second place. For more information, call 863-763-2552. Cost is $10 per player, $20 per team. All proceeds go to the F.O.E. 4137 community bene t fund. The Aerie will also offer hamburgers, hotdogs and side dishes. Community Events OCRA to open fall signupsIt’s time for football! OCRA is gearing up for their 2012 football season. Signups will be held in August for football players and cheerleaders ages 5 through 14. They are currently taking coaches’ applications and looking for football umpires. The season will begin in September. This season OCRA is also introducing girls ag football for middle and high school age girls. If you have any questions or are interested in any of the areas mentioned above, please call 863-634-0515 or 863634-1437.

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 301 N.E. 19th Drive(Across from the old hospital)112 South W. C. Owens Ave. Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer, but more than 98 percent of skin cancers can be cured with early detection. Schedule your skin check today if: Youve ever spent time in the sun for work or play You have a spot on your skin that has changed shape or color You have a spot that bleeds and never seems to healMost insurance accepted, including Medicare and Medicaid (561) 747-1232 Improve your appearance, your confidence, and your self esteem. Enhance your breast, flatten your tummy or shed unwanted fat. Let us help you look and feel your very best!€ Tummy Tuck € Breast Augmentation € Breast Lift/Reduction € Endoscopic Brow Lift € Face Lift € Nasal Surgery € Eyelid Surgery € Liposculpture € Botox and Fillers Sales: Monday at 12 p.m. Tuesday at 11 a.m. Okeechobee Livestock Market U.S. 98 North, Okeechobee (863) 763-3127 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. 7 Okeechobee News A ugust 12, 2012 Most feeder calves good & steady with a few heifer calves $1-2 Higher. Slaughter Cows and Bulls leveled off from those crazy high prices last week about $1-2 Lower. Any rain west of the Mississippi would sure help everyone. Gene Cox, Kenansville, topped the calf market with a high of $2.95 bought by Foy Reynolds. Jacob and Travis Larson, Okeechobee, topped the Cow Market with a High of $88 bought by Dairymens Marketing. Oct 12th: Bred Heifer Sale & Horned Hereford Bull Sale Oct 19th: Angus Bull Sale Oct 26th: Brangus Bull Sale Todd Livestock Market Report Sunday: A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 1 p.m. Partly sunny, with a high near 94. Light southeast wind increasing to 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon. Sunday night: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before 11 p.m. Partly cloudy, with a low around 73. Calm wind becoming south southeast around 5 mph after midnight. Extended ForecastMonday: A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 1 p.m. Mostly sunny, with a high near 93. Southeast wind around 5 mph. Monday night: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly cloudy, with a low around 72. East w ind around 5 mph. Tuesday: A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny and hot, with a high near 95. Calm wind. Tuesday night: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly cloudy, w ith a low around 73. Southeast wind around 5 mph. Wednesday: A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, w ith a high near 94. Calm wind becoming east southeast around 5 mph. Okeechobee Forecast

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Where do you vote?The number of voting locations has been reduced to save money and because of the legislative redistricting. All voters were mailed new voter registration cards to notify everyone where to vote.If you prefer, rather than going to your new voting location to vote, you may vote an absentee ballot (call 763-4014) or vote early (Friday and Saturday, 8:30 – 4:30) at the historic courthouse.There will be NO VOTING at the following locations:American Legion #64 Episcopal Church of Our Savior First United Methodist Church FPL Service Center The Gathering Moose Lodge Okeechobee Christian Church Sacred Heart Catholic Church VFW #10539 IMPORTANT NOTE! If you are a registered voter and did not receive a new voter card, immediately contact the Elections Of ce at 763-4014 or elections@voteokeechobee.com Paid by Sharon Wallace, Republican, for Property Appraiser Elect Sharon Wallace for Property Appraiser Elect Sharon Wallace for Property Appraiser Strengths and Experience Certied professional in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Has over 1,200 hours of continuing education Will hold community outreach workshops educating you on how the Florida Department of Revenues mass appraisal system works nd out where your tax dollars go FL property appraisers must obtain certied FL appraisers (CFA) accreditation their 1st term. Sharon is doing this on her time and dollar not yours, the taxpayers FAIR AND EQUITABLE APPRAISALS FOR ALL Elvie PoseyElect ForCounty CommissionerI have a strong work ethic and a commitment to see Okeechobee County and its citizens prosper. I want to keep Okeechobee County an affordable place to live and also provide the level of services that our citizens deserve. To do this we must follow a plan to develop our economy and improve our revenue stream. If we control spending and expand our tax base we can lower our tax burden, improve our community and enjoy a better quality of life for ourselves, our children, and our future generations. EXPERIENCEI Need Your Early Vote OR Your Vote on August 14th634-4399 • VoteElvie@aol.comPolitical advertisement paid for and approved by Elvie Posey, Republican, for County Commissioner. PAST SERVICE AS A COMMISSIONER• Served as District 5 County Commissioner 2004-2008 • Graduate of Florida Association of Counties Advanced Commissioner Certi cation Program • Member of Business Development Board of Okeechobee County • Governor’s appointee to Central Florida Regional Planning Council • Member of Kiwanis Club of Okeechobee • Widening and resurfacing of Berman Rd. • Worked with FDOT to make turn lanes on S.R 70 West at 67th Ave. and 87th Ave. • Repair of railroad crossing at 15A and 15B on Hwy 710 • Construction of the restation on 441 North • The Southwest drainage project on Wolff Rd. • The Treasure Island canal-cleaning project • Restoration of the old courthouse • Creation of the Okeechobee Battle eld State Park 8 Okeechobee News August 12, 2012 DaVinci Nails has new managerBy Pete GawdaOkeechobee News DaVinci Nails, located at 2101 S. Parrott A ve., inside Walmart, has a new manager, Huy Pham. Mr. Pham, who has lived in Okeechobee for 10 years, has 12 years experience in the manicure business. Although the vast majority of customers are women, he said men also use their services. DaVinci Nails also caters to the elderly who are not able to take care of their nails. “The best things about this is that it doesn’t cost a lot,” said Mr. Pham. DaVinci Nails offers acrylic nails in various colors and designs. The well-trained staff of three people are eager to serve you. They have all had 204 hours of basic training plus further professional training. The hours are Monday through Saturday, from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. The Sunday hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Walk ins are welcome. The telephone number is 863-763-6488.Post your opinions in the Public Issues Forum at www.newszap.com. Reporter Pete Gawda can be reached at pgawda@newszap.com. In Business... Okeechobee news/ Pete GawdaWell trained manicurists Kim Tinajero, left, and Le Thuy, right, are ready to serve you at DiVinci Nails.

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE. GENUINE COMFORT. CAC014022 Offers expire 8/24/2012. *See dealer for details. Rebate offer is valid only with the purchase of qualifying Lennox products. 2012 Lennox Industries Inc. See your participating Lennox dealer for details. Lennox dealers include independently owned and operated businesses. LENNOX KNOWS YOU DONT COMPROMISE. AND NEITHER DO WE. Thats why we dedicate ourselves to product innovation and customer service. So go ahead, get comfortable. Emory Walker Co. Inc.(863) 763-6742 208 SW 5th Avenue, Okeechobee Okeechobees Longest-Established Lennox Dealer RECEIVE UP TO $3,300 between Lennox Rebates, F P & L Rebates and EWC Discount!*on qualifying Lennox Home Comfort System BILL SHERMAN FOR PROPERTY APPRAISER OF OKEECHOBEEPROVEN ABILITY THROUGH PAST PERFORMANCE *Experience 43 years in Appraisal Work 38 years in Property Appraiser’s Ofce 5 years as a Fee Appraiser 5 years as a review appraiser 21 years continuous as Property Appraiser 43 years Administration Experience *Education Coursework by Society of Real Estate Appraisal Coursework by International Association of Assessing Ofcers C.F.A. Designation: Certied Florida Appraiser Over 480 Hours of Continuing Education University of Florida 1954-1955 OKEECHOBEE NEWS HEADLINE, FRIDAY, JANUARY 19, 2007 “UTILITIES FORCED TO PAY UP” “COUNTY WINS PROPERTY TAX SUITS OVER UTILITY GIANTS” “OKEECHOBEE COUNTY PROPERTY APPRAISER BILL SHERMAN”*Committed When I ran for election in 1992 I promised a fair impartial assessment for all taxpayers from larger corporations to vacant land owners. As a result of that commitment I have been sued by some of the largest corporations in Okeechobee. Our success in those litigations have resulted in additional tax revenue for the County and School Board.I ASK FOR YOUR SUPPORT ON AUGUST 14th TO CONTINUE THAT COMMITMENT. RE-ELECTRE-ELECTPaid by W.C. Sherman, Republican, For Property Appraiser 9 Okeechobee News A ugust 12, 2012 Sherman and Sharon Wallace in the Property Appraiser primary. The winner of this primary will face Democrat William Stanley Curren in the general election. In the U.S. Senator race, Republican voters will choose from George LeMieux, Deon Long, Connie Mack, Mike McCalister, Marielena Stuart and Dave Weldon. In the Congressional Representative District 17 race, Republicans will choose between Joe Arnold and Tom Rooney. The w inner of that primary will face Democrat W illiam Bronson in the general election. For State Representative District 55, Republican voters will choose between Randy J ohnson and Cary Pigman. The winner of the contest between Mr. Johnson and Mr. Pigman will face Democrat Crystal Drake in the general election. Democrats will choose between Glenn A Burkett and Bill Nelson in the U.S. Senate Race. Thanks to the electronic age voting is easier and the results can be known more quickly. Voters can nd out their precinct by going to the Supervisor of Elections website at www.voteokeechobee.com. Click on the "Where to Vote" tab at the top of the screen. By typing in a street address the correct voting precinct will be displayed. For the rst time all city voters will vote at one place the First Baptist Church ROC, 401 S.W. Fourth St. Electronic voting machines have made tabulation of the votes quicker for many years. Now those results can be made public as soon as they are tabulated via the internet. For the second election year in Okeechobee, results will be posted on the Supervisor of Elections website as they are tabulated. Go to the Supervisor of Elections website and click on "Election Results." Supervisor of Elections Gwen Chandler predicts that the results of early voting plus possibly a few early precincts will be posted by 7:30 p.m. She is expecting nal results to be posted by 9 p.m. As of Friday morning, early voting was brisk. All totaled with early voting and election day voting, Mrs. Chandler predicted that 30 percent of Okeechobee's 18,789 registered voters or about 5,600 people will vote. V OTEContinued From Page 1 By Charles M. MurphyOkeechobee News A 4-year-old pit bull dog Ooga' will be put down Monday or Tuesday by Okeechobee Animal Control in a humane manner according to local of cials. The dog left a 7-year-old girl with lacerations to her arms, head and face on August 2, Deputy County A dministrator Jim Threewits con rmed Friday. There will be no nes or fees or criminal charges led in the case according to authorities. This was the second incidence involving this dog harming a child. The red nose pit bull was quarantined about one year ago, Mr. Threewits con rmed, after the dog bit a 3-year-old at a birthday party after the child stepped on the dog's tail. Okeechobee County Sheriff Deputies w ere dispatched to 1782 N.E. 39th Blvd., at 12:19 a.m. on Aug. 2 to a dog bite complaint. The dog bite victim was own to St. Mary's Regional Medical Center for treatment. The report stated the owner of the dog was not in the home at the time of the incident. Mr. Threewits said the care giver voluntarily gave up rights to the dog. A 10-day quarantine was required after the unprovoked attack. Mr. Threewits said it appeared the child, who was unfamiliar to the dog, tried to jump on the dog's back and the dog got aggressive. The arrest report stated the other children were watching television when the dog entered the room and lay down beside them. When the victim entered the room, she got scared when the dog started to growl and walked away. Ooga then jumped over one of their beds, ran toward the victim, and attacked the little girl, the report continued. The incident report from Deputy Yamil Astacio said the care giver had gone to take a shower and let the dog out of a bedroom area for some exercise. A few minutes later, she heard screaming and saw the dog repeatedly bite the child. Deputy Astacio said the care giver attempted to remove the dog off the child but was unable to. Deputy Pickering was able to get the dog off the child. 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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 BRIGHTON SEMINOLE CASINO AND ALSO RECEIVE OFFERS**CATCH A FREE RIDE!THE BUS PICKS UP AT:Highway 721 west of Lake Okeechobee on the Brighton Seminole Indian Reservation**Offers cannot be combined with new member offers. Must be 18 years old to play Bingo. See Bingo Hall for complete details Limited Space Available. We reserve the right to cancel at any time. See Players Club for complete 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 selfexclusion program are not eligible. If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, please call 1.888.ADMIT.IT.17735 Reservation Road Okeechobee, FL 349741.800.360.9875seminolebrightoncasino.comNO RESERVATIONS REQUIRED, FIRST COME, FIRST SERVE. ADDITIONAL STOPS AVAILABLE IN OTHER AREAS, CALL 1.800.360.9875 EXT 5655 FOR MORE INFO. ARRIVAL AND DEPARTURE TIMES ARE ESTIMATED AND SUBJECT TO CHANGE BASED ON TRAVEL CONDITIONS.TUESDAYS HAMPTON INN 1200 STATE RD. 70Casino Departure 5:30pmWEDNESDAYS/THURSDAYS HAMPTON INN 1200 STATE RD. 70Casino Departure 7:30pmNEW NON-SMOKING SLOT AREA! 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Items subject to change, available while supplies last. Like us on Facebook ELECT Billy MARCUM FOR COUNTY COMMISSIONER District #1 All because...I am One of You! As your County Commissioner, I can bring my years of business expertise to the table. Stemming from my understanding the complexities of issues facing all of us now and in the future, I am confident I will add another dimension to the leadership in Okeechobee. I am proven. Period. With my background as an insurance professional and as a cattleman, I understand world markets and the lessons thereof. Those are assets to be shared. In sharing my background and expertise, you will recognize that I I am not into the political nastiness that a local election can bring out. With over 150 empty commercial buildings and storefronts in the county, we have to start thinking outside of the box. I am ready to roll up my sleeves and go to work for you.Political Advertisement Paid for and Approved by Billy Marcum, Republican, for County CommissionersI PROPOSE: • Greater use of local contractors • Developing mentor workshops for upstart new businesses • Heavily market and increase tourism • Develop agro tourism • Find ways to increase revenue for the Ag Center • Provide an alternative plan to Okee-Tantie • Hold Town Hall meetings for the public • Make the County user friendly to local vendors • Working to drop homeowner insurance rates • Streamline the permitting process for homeowners 11 Okeechobee News A ugust 12, 2012 Special to the Okeechobee News/ Red Hat LadiesRed Hat Kuties celebrateThe Red Hat Kuties celebrated their one-year anniversary at Golden Corral on Friday, July 13. Fun was had by all. If you would like to join our Red Hat group, call Marilyn at 863-357-1944. Those who helped celebrate are: front row, Marilyn Hadley, Mary Lou Raab, Mary Ann Porter eld; second row, Wendy Segarra, Mary Skjordal, Linda Heater, Dorothy Schwartz, Sandy Hoffman, Betty Ireland, Pat Ruglia, Dorothy Scopelitis, Mari Walther, Carol Dorr and Neile Foreman.

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 EMERGENCIES DONT WAIT FOR APPOINTMENTS.Our Emergency Rooms wait times are consistently shorter than the national average.We treat kids too.The Right Care, Right Here, Right Now!Take comfort in knowing that if a patient does require alternative, specialized treatment, we have an immediate and seamless transfer process with our sister HCA facilities in the Treasure Coast: Lawnwood Regional Medical Center & Heart Institute and St. Lucie Medical Center. Okeechobee Christian Academy th Grade thth Now Offered“Inspiring a generation to love Christ and impact the world” 12 Okeechobee News August 12, 2012 What are you doing today to ensure healthy bones in your future? Unfortunately, too many young patients neglect this aspect of their health and spend their later years struggling with thin, fragile bones and osteoporosis. This condition is preventable, but good habits need to begin early to create the bone strength needed for long, healthy lives. Try these tips for keeping your bones strong.Calcium Getting plenty of calcium in your diet can dramatically decrease your chances of being diagnosed with osteoporosis later down the road. While milk and other dairy products are the most common sources of calcium, you can also receive plenty of this bone-strengthening nutrient from dark leafy greens and vegetables, such as spinach leaves, kale, or broccoli.Vitamin DNext to calcium, vitamin D is the most important nutrient for keeping bones healthy and strong. With daily sunlight exposure, the human body can create all the vitamin D needed without any external sources. You only need 10 to 15 minutes in the sun to get the necessary amount of vitamins, so don’t risk damaging your skin by staying out for hours at a time without sunblock. If you can’t get outside or the sun is obscured by heavy clouds, try purchasing groceries such as milk, orange juice, or cereal that have been forti ed with vitamin D. Supplements are also available as a source of daily vitamin D.ExerciseUnderused bones naturally begin to weaken and deteriorate over long periods of time. One of the best ways to maintain the bone strength you build with good nutrition is to exercise regularly. Running, weight training, and aerobics are all effective methods of protecting the durability of your bones. Any activity that places stress on your bones without overdoing it could be a good choice for a strengthening exercise routine. If your bones have already become fragile or thin, it might be a good idea to consult a physical therapist about techniques that will strengthen your bones without putting you at risk for a fracture or break. If you’re concerned about your bone strength, Raulerson Hospital’s Radiology Department offers Bone Density Scans to detect osteoporosis. Call our free ConsultA-Nurse service anytime at 763-9228 to ask questions or get a physician referral. Raulerson Hospital offers tips to keep your bones healthy Special to the Okeechobee News/ Su GeorgeNational Ice Cream Day celebratedNational Ice Cream Day, the third Sunday in July, was celebrated at the Okeechobee Presbyterian Church during fellowship time. Scoops of ice cream with hot fudge, sprinkles, bananas, whipped cream and cherries were some of the toppings that helped celebrate the day. “Super Scoopers” were Kyle George, Seth Patterson, Brendan Patterson and Cameron Patterson. Foster parents are needed; training is freeHibiscus Children’s Center Foster Care Program recruits, trains and licenses all the traditional Foster Parents in St. Lucie, Martin and Indian River and Okeechobee Counties. The required 30 hour (MAPP) classes are held one evening a week or on Saturdays and are free. For additional information about becoming a Foster Parent or to register for a class please call: 1-800-403-9311 ext. 415.

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 To the Citizens of Okeechobee County: My opponent in the Sheriff’s race has attempted to make a campaign issue out of a recent survey by the National Rifle Association. The NRA is upset with the Florida Sheriff’s Association because they did not support the NRA in their attempt in the past legislative session to pass an “open carry” of firearms. I do not think fi rearms should be carr ied openly, and I think a Sheriff has the right and duty to argue against a law that they think will be dangerous for everyone in our state. The NRA gave me an “F” in the survey and my opponent a “B” and did NOT endorse either of us. I will never play politics with the safety of our deputies and citizens. For too many reasons to list, I think an “open carry” of firearms will place them in a dangerous position on many occasions. I believe strongly in the right of citizens to bear arms and to carry them concealed if qualified under the law. I own many firearms myself; I will pass them down to my four grandsons. I believe they have a Constitutional right to own and use them lawfully. As your Sheriff, I will never infringe on your right to keep and bear arms. My opponent has also criticized the insurance we provide to our employees. It doesn’t surprise me that someone told him he could cut the department insurance by 50%. What does surprise me is that he believes it. We have good insurance that pays well, and it is provided to our employees at the lowest cost we can afford. As of today, 152 employees classified as “single” pay nothing at all; the insurance is free to them. Twenty-eight are on the “employee and child” plan, and regardless of the number of children, they pay $134.57 for full coverage. Fourteen are on the “employee and spouse” plan, and they pay $296.01 per month. No one in our department is on the family plan, which is the most expensive one. The employees do have an option to upgrade their coverage at their own expense, and some do. How many of you would like a plan like this? There is nothing wrong with the insurance at the Sheriff’s Office, and my staff and I have worked hard to provide this to our employees. I would appreciate your vote on August 14th. Thank you! “Experience You Can Talk To Common Sense You Can Trust” valid through August 31, 2012Coupon must be presented at time of service 13 Okeechobee News A ugust 12, 2012 w hat we can do. “I am excited about the new show,” he said. “It’s going to be one of the best we have ever done. They’ve outdone themselves.” He said the band members did not let the summer heat stop them from practicing hard. “The kids have done an amazing job musically and physically,” he said. “We are all excited about the show.” BANDContinued From Page 1 Special to the Okeechobee News/ OHS BandAbove and at left, members of the Okeechobee High School Blazin’ Brahmans Marching Band practice a new show routine that they learned over the past two weeks at band camp at Okeechobee High School. The band members worked hard at the camp from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. every day. The band has a lot of new members this year as a large group of Freshmen have joined the Blazin’ Brahmans. At right is Jacie Raya Ruiz of the band’s ag team. For more photos online, see the Okeechobee High School Band page on Facebook.

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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 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 An Affordable way to Advertise YOUR business! Call 863-763-3134 An Affordable way to Advertise YOUR business! Call 863-763-3134 Appliances • TV • FurnitureOf ce: (863) 357-3301 • Fax: (863) 357-2804UP TO3389 US Hwy 441 S Okeechobee, FL manager033@buddyrents.comJUAN CORTEZManager 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 Over 100 ListingsHAPPY HORSES WELCOME~Five Acres. 3 Bd/ 2 Ba/ 2 Garage. 1690 SF under air 2998 SF TLA. Open concept, country style kitchen, granite counters and black appliances, pantry. Full length back covered deck overlooks pasture. Anderson double pane windows, 2009 Roof, engineered wood floors. 5 stall Barn with tack room. SHORT SALE $159,000 Call Lori (863) 634-1457 PRICE REDUCED 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 14 Okeechobee News August 12, 2012 The Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Of ce investigated reports of the following crimes this week. ASSAULT  3400 block of U.S. 441 S.E.  4700 block of U.S. 98 N.  N.E. 64th Ave. BURGLARY  600 block of N.W. Sixth Ave.  14000 block of N.W. 298th St.  8400 block of U.S. 441 S.E.  2300 block of N.E. 138th St.  3700 block of N.W. 19th Ave.  3400 block of N.W. 20th Ave.  3800 block of N.W. 17th Ave.  3800 block of N.W. 18th Ave. CRIMINAL MISCHIEF  3700 block of S.E. 18th Terrace  3500 block of N.W. 10th Ave. THEFT  17000 block of U.S. 441 N.  3300 block of N.W. 40th Drive (ATV)  13000 block of U.S. 441 S.E. (handgun)  500 block of N.W. Fourth St. (pickup truck)  3300 block of N.W. 17th Ave. (medications)  3900 block of N.W. 17th Ave. (identi cation)  S.E. 68 E.  40000 block of N.W. 24th Drive OSCO Investigations Mortgage Assistance for unemployed or underemployedThe federal government has allocated funding to help quali ed Florida families to pay the rst mortgage on their homes through the Hardest Hit Help program. Assistance may be given for 12 months, and/or to re-instate a delinquent rst mortgage. Loans will be “forgiven” in 5.5 years after completing the program. You can register by calling Okeechobee NonPro t Housing at 863-467-5525. You may also visit the HHF web site at www. FLHardestHitHelp.org and use the Referral code 85087 so you can be assisted by ONPH.

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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 • Foreclosure Viking 2.50 acres $4,500 • Dixie Ranch 4+/-acres $30,000 • Basswood Lot 124x125 $6,000 Make Offer! • 319+/-acres on HWY 441 North $4,000,000 • Viking 6.25+/-acres, pole barn, 2 ponds, electricity close to property $23,000 • SOLD 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 1005-M: Seminole Cove 55+ comm. Waterfront DW. 2BR/2BA, 2241 Total Sq Ft/1557 Under air. Lg Island kitchen and bkft area, living rm, dining rm, sitting area, lg enclosed addition with storage room, carport, awnings and more. $110,000 MLS #206049 1003-M: Seminole Cove 55+ community with Club House amenities. Great view of the lake, 2/2 DW MH w/addition, 2 Car carport, large driveway, Single/Metal roof, 1957 Total Sq Ft./ 1023 under air. $69,900 MLS #206023 3003-H: King’s Bay2 Bedroom 2 bath, screened porch, concrete driveway. Easy to show. HOA amenities in-ground pool, clubhouse, tennis court, and lawn. $54,000 NOW $47,900. Make offer! MLS #205169 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 5004-M: Larkee Lakes (SE 58th DR) MH with additions. Screened porch, open porch in back, power generator, large carport and shed. 1380 Total Sq Ft. Nice location for east coast commuters. $29,000 MLS #20600 NEW LISTING NEW LISTING REDUCED NEW LISTING 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 863-763-3134 Process Service PS-06-17 Bail Bonds Gregory Gernat 588 NE 28th Ave., Okeechobee, FL 34972 863-357-2888 or toll Free 877-568-3864UNIQUE SERVICES An Affordable way to Advertise YOUR business! Call 863-763-3134 15 Okeechobee News A ugust 12, 2012 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).  Jose C. Marin, 33, N.E. 31st Terrace, Okeechobee, was arrested Aug. 7 by Detective T. Puglis with the state’s Division of Insurance Fraud on a felony charge of using fraudulent Social Security identi cation to gain employment. His bond was set at $2,000.  Jonathan Roman Fernald, 20, S.E. Fifth St., Okeechobee, was arrested Aug. 7 by Deputy Tammy Sera ni on an Okeechobee County warrant charging him the felonies of dealing in stolen property (four counts), giving false information to a pawnbroker (three counts) and exploitation of the elderly or disabled. His bond was set at $120,000.  Tyrone Edison, 32, N.E. Fifth St., Okeechobee, was arrested Aug. 7 by the OCSO Street Crimes Unit/Narcotics Task Force on a felony charge of violation of parole aggravated assault. He is being held w ithout bond.  Johnny Cash Tucker, 23, Reservation Road, Okeechobee, was arrested Aug. 7 by Of cer Scott Morgan on a felony charge of possession of cocaine. His bond was set at $5,000.  Burt Greg Tomlinson, 58, U.S. 441 S.E., Okeechobee, was arrested Aug. 8 by Deputy Marcus Collier on a felony charge of grand theft. His bond was set at $5,000.  John Jonathan Mitchell, 21, N. Australian Ave., West Palm Beach, was arrested Aug. 8 by Deputy Ronald A. Brown on an Okeechobee County warrant charging him with violation of probation possession of a rearm after being found delinquent. He is being held without bond.  Craig Morgan, 28, Okeechobee, was arrested Aug. 9 by Deputy Cari Arnold on a felony charge of possession of a controlled substance ( ve counts). His bond was set at $2,500. This column lists arrests and not convictions, unless otherwise stated. Anyone listed here who is later found innocent or has had the charges against them dropped is welcome to inform this newspaper. The information will be con rmed and printed. A rrest Report

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For more listings, go to www.newszap.com For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Employment Full Time CITY OF OKEECHOBEE Now Hiring FULL TIME DISPATCHER www.cityofokeechobee.com See website for application & job descriptionApplications also available at City Hall, 55 SE 3rd Ave., Rm 100, Okeechobee, Fl 34974, 863-763-3372 ext. 215. Accepted until August 17, 2012, 4:30 p.m. Successful candidates are required to pass a pre-employment substance screening/physical. EEO/ADA/GINA/VP/DFWP Dispatcher/Driver Must have Class B Hazmat & Tanker Endorsements. Bene ts, Retirement, Medical, & Vacations. Please apply in person to: Palmdale Oil, 120 S. Parrott Ave., Okeechobee, Florida.A/C MechanicRequires a minimum of 5 yrs exp DFWP Apply in person: 312 SW 2nd St Okeechobee, FL 34974 Need a few more bucks to purchase something deer? Pick up some extra bucks when you sell your used items in the classifeids. When doing those chores is doing you in, its time to look for a helper in the classifieds. Employment Full Time Employment Full TimeWe are currently hiring for a Diesel Mechanic for a Full Time position to perform the duties below. Position Description: Diesel Mechanic position which is responsible for diagnosing and repairing medium to heavy-duty trucks and trailers under minimal supervision. Repairs will include Preventative Maintenance inspections and repairs, air and hydraulic brake repairs, tire repairs, warranty procedures, driveline, steering & suspension, electrical trouble shooting, AC and other duties as assigned. In addition, the Technician will assist other Technicians in repairs and will be expected to comply with Safety and EPA procedures and continue to learn additional mechanical duties such as advanced diagnostics, internal engine and transmission repairs. Requirements: 18 years of age or older Must be able to read codes and instructions on the computer. Must be able to document repairs on the computers. Additional Requirements: High School Diploma or GED equivalent preferred. Must have a Valid Driver’s License and the ability to meet our driving quali cation. Prefer a Commercial Driver’s License or ability to obtain one. 3 years of proven medium to heavy-duty vehicle repair including: PM’s, tire & wheel, air & hydraulic brakes, diagnosis, computerized diagnostics, electrical. Prefer certi cations in tire & wheel, brakes, AC & /or EPA. Must possess at minimum a set of hand tools up to 3/4 Ability to work exible schedules including shift work, weekends, holidays, and on-call rotations for roadside assistance. We offer a competitive pay & a comprehensive bene ts package including: health, life, dental, vision, short-term, adoption assistance, employee assistance program, pre-paid legal plan, and paid holidays and vacation your rst year. Send resumes to: 9400 SE 126th Blvd, Okeechobee, Fl. 34974 or call Rose at 610-429-2316 for more information. www.ryder.jobs, click on Diesel Technicians/Fuelers position, Become a Ryder Employee, Enter Reg. Number 20249, Submit Interest. *You must create a user name(your email address) and password if you don’t already have one.PLEASE REMEMBER YOUR PASSWORD IN A SAFE LOCATIONComplete the information that is needed and save till you have successfully completed the assessment Click on “jobs I’ve applied to “ and click on assessment, if that is available on the right hand side, If that is not there, then you have successfully completed the assessment. Employment Full Time How do you find a job in todays competitive market? In the employment section of the classifieds One mans trash is another mans treasure. Turn your trash to treasure with an ad in the classifieds. Earn some extra cash. Sell your used items in the classifieds When you want something sold, advertise in the classifieds. Get a quick response to any item you may be sellin g with a classified ad. Employment Medical Immediate Openings:• ARNPFT • Physical TherapistFT, PT, PRN • DieticianPRN • RN Med/SurgFT, PT, PRN • RN ER ChargeFT • RN ERFT, PT, PRN • RN ICUFT, PRN • PharmacistPRN • Ultra Sound TechFT, PRN • Respiratory TherapistFT, PRN • Speech TherapistPRN • Occupational TherapistPRN • HR GeneralistFT We offer competitive wages & excellent bene tsTo complete an online application, please visit www.raulersonhospital.com Raulerson Hospital, 1926 Hwy. 441 N, Okeechobee, FL Employment Medical 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 Bicycle Sales & RepairProMobile Bicycle Repair, We Come to you! All Makes & Models Serving Palm Beach, Okeechobee, and surrounding area. M-F 9am -5pm (561)309-9320 ExcavationLESLIE SUMMERFORD EXCAVATING LLC. Call us for your excavation needs; ponds, hauling of ll dirt, shell, millings (when available) transportation of heavy equipment. Call Leslie for excavation needs. (863)763-9330 or (863)634-7659. For more listings, go to www.newszap.com CollectiblesWANTED Highwaymen Oil Paintings. H. Newton, A. Hair, R.A. McClendon, G. Buckner, 1715 Fleet Treasure Coins. Big $$ Call 772-562-5567 Computer/ SuppliesFast Dell Desktop Computers w/Flat screen, keyb, mouse. Works great! Like new! Fast $75 Faster $125 Call Tony 863-517-2782 to reserve one now.. FurnitureQueen Set, Cherrywood, boxspring, mattress, new.$400 Breakfast table round, marble glass wood trim,4 chairs. $200 Call 357-2300 Rebecka or Brenda 9-4 only. Wanted To BuyCASH FOR CARS No Title Needed, Any Condition. 268junk.com Call (863)484-2012 Join all the people who say, I sold it in the classifieds.Ž 16 Okeechobee News August 12, 2012 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, easy to navigate format • Plus much, much more!

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For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Lawn & GardenCub Cadet Riding Mower 2006 Cub Cadet, 20 HP Kohler, 116 hrs, 46 in cut, great condition. Ask for Rod. $1,100.00/or best offer. (863)763-7862 For more listings, go to www.newszap.com ApartmentsOKEECHOBEE COMMONS863-467-9771 TDD 711 402 NW 10th Street Okeechobee, FL 34972 Accepting applications for affordable 1 bedroom apartments for quali ed applicants. Elderly age 62+ and/or disabled, with or without children. Rent starts at $662.00 monthly with income based rental assistance available. Units equipped with central heat and AC, stove, refrigerator, carpet and blinds.This Institution is an Equal Opportunity Provider and Employer. FULLY FURNISHED: All utilities paid. On water. Quiet neighborhood. $170 per week + sec. dep. Adult complex. No children or pets. (863)357-2044 for appointment. IN TOWN1BR Unfurnished APT nice area. Utilities & lawn included. $700/mo 1st & $300 sec. Non smoking environment. No pets. 863-610-0861 IN TOWNUnfurnished Ef ciency Apt. Nice area. Utilities & lawn included. $600/mo. 1st & $300 sec. Non smoking environment. No pets. 863-610-0861. V IKING/PRAIRIE 1 br. Apartment. Very clean! $650/mo. Incl. utils. No pets. Call Ron 561-329-8205. Condos/Townhouses Rent2bdrm/ 1bath Unfurnished, Water, Sewer, W/D, in Kings Bay, small pet ok Pool etc. $690/mo. Call 863-634-8331 Condos/Townhouses RentTAYLOR CREEK 1/1 Condo on ground oor. Unfurnished. Pool access. Washer, Dryer, Dishwasher. Includes water. $675/mo. 1st month free. 863-801-3713 TAYLORCREEK Condo, 2/2, ground oor, screened porch, tile. $800/mo. + sec., inclds water, & pool. 863-801-3713 Houses Rent2/1 HOUSE w/central AC and appliances. 310 NE 4th Ave. $700/mo. 1st, last & $500 sec req. (863)467-5965 Apartments Houses Rent$599/ 3 brBEST VALUE ON MARKET (OKEECHOBEE COUNTY) 3 bedroom, 2 bath situated on beautiful Ranch. Newer interior upgrades, paint, carpet, ooring, etc. Water, trash, pest control and lawn service included. Call Monday Friday: 863-467-9800. NO PETS Approx 12 minutes Northeast of town center. ADORABLE 2 br./1 ba., in town. W/D hookup, lawn serv., Non smkg. Envrnmt. Small pet. $750 mo., 1st, last, & $500 sec. 941-504-3954. Dixie Ranch Acres Area, 3 BR, Clean, Quiet. $700/mo., water and lawn care included. $600 Security. Pets allowed upon approval. Call 863-610-0001 FOR RENT 2BR, 1BA duplex, great location in Okeechobee Estates, A/C, laundry room. $675/month. Call 863-835-2391 Shop here first! The classified ads Houses RentOKEE 3/1 Small Updated Home, central a/c, wood ooring, Tiled Bathroom, w/d, Well Water. $700 mo. plus security Located by 15-B. Call 786-201-0306 RoommateWANT SOMEONE TO SHARE 3/2 mobile home. $90/wk. Call (772)332-6180 For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Land Sale10 Acres Owner Financing $3,000 down Park your trailer or build your house 7 mins to town $59,000(863) 763-6358 For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Mobile Home Rent2/1 Trailer suitable for couple or couple w/small child. 7 miles north of town on 1/2 acre,$450 monthly 1st and last water and trash included. 863-467-2563 or 863-447-2172 2BD/1BA Nice Park, nice unit, $400 monthly, part of utilities paid Call 812-989-3022 3/2 Very Clean Double Wide $600.00 per month $600 security deposit, Large yard. Call for more information 304-277-0427 BUCKHEAD 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 Country Living 2/1 MH $400.00 monthly & $400.00 Security Call 863-697-2486 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 HomeSale Palm Harbor Village Red Tag Sale Over 10 Stock Units Must Go. New Homes Start at $39,900 800-622-2832 ext 210 For more listings, go to www.newszap.com 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 Classic CarsClassic 1987 Ford Mustang GT all original, all new tires etc. $6,500 o.b.o. Call 863-467-2383 Four WheelDrive2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee 4 wheel Drive, Leather interior 65,000 miles Call 863-763-7620 For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Public Notice Okeechobee County School Board Meeting Date Change The regularly scheduled meeting of the Okeechobee County School Board on Tuesday, August 14, 2012, has been rescheduled for Tuesday, August 21, 2012, at 6:00 p.m., in the School Board Administration Building, Room 303, 700 SW 2nd Avenue, Okeechobee. There will be no School Board meeting on August 14. School Board meetings are open to the public.Ken Kenworthy Superintendent 421844 ON 8/5,12/2012 Looking for a place to hang your hat? Look no further than the classifieds. Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY,FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File No. 2012-CP-102 IN RE: ESTATE OF DON LAWTON MORGAN, III, Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of DON LAWTON MORGAN, III, deceased, whose date of death was April 21, 2012; File Number 2012CP-102, is pending in the Circuit Court for Okeechobee County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 312 Northwest 3rd Street, Okeechobee, FL 34972. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representative’s attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent’s estate, on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served, must le their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent’s estate must le their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIOD SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT’S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of rst publication of this notice is: August 12, 2012. Signed on 7-17-2012 CASAUNDRA DEE MORGAN Personal Representative 5750 Hwy 70 East Okeechobee, FL 34974 Robert D. Hines Attorney for Personal Representative Email: rhines@hnh-law.com Florida Bar No. 0413550 Hines Norman Hines, P.L. 1312 W. Fletcher Avenue Suite B Tampa, FL 33612 Telephone: 813-265-0100 423883 ON 8/12,19/2012 17 Okeechobee News A ugust 12, 2012 Crossword Puzzle ACROSS 1 Bingo call 5 Gordon __: Michael Douglass Wall StreetŽ role 10 One may require stitches 14 German import 15 Slangy negative 16 Control 17 See 53-Down 20 Fairy tale ender 21 Amazement 22 Early surgery aid 23 Talking with ones hands?: Abbr. 25 Ante26 See 53-Down 34 Washingtons Grand __ Dam 35 Fierce anger 36 Carnival city 37 Old, in Oberhausen 38 Good heavens!Ž 40 Humdinger 41 Relieve (of) 42 Pencil remnant 43 Legal-sized fish 45 See 53-Down 48 Neighbor of Nev. 49 Reggae singer Kamoze 50 Big name in food service 53 Brine-cured delicacy 55 Remove forcibly 60 See 53-Down 63 Andy Taylors son 64 Submit taxes, nowadays 65 Kongs kin 66 Guam, for one: Abbr. 67 50s experiment, briefly 68 Longings DOWN 1 Cake with a kick 2 Horse racing surface 3 Cut, perhaps 4 Nick at __ 5 Dogfaces, briefly 6 Yoga instruction 7 Had no doubts about 8 Leafy vegetable 9 Santanas __ Como VaŽ 10 Irritates, with onŽ 11 One may have an agt. 12 Fruit used to flavor gin 13 Bavarian mister 18 Really peeved 19 Foggs creator 24 Honeybunch 25 What might be used when a bomb is hurled on a field? 26 Port closing? 27 Show up 28 Flamenco exclamation 29 Bedouins, e.g. 30 Really cool!Ž 31 Break out, as violence 32 Ticks off 33 Organized string of gigs 34 Atkins diet taboo 39 Pistol 40 Island welcome 42 Old Detroit brewery name 44 Lakeshore natives 46 World Cup sport 47 Digital dots 50 Used a 39-Down 51 Gadzooks!Ž 52 Swizzle 53 Clue for 17-, 26-, 45and 60Across 54 Haggards __ from MuskogeeŽ 56 See-through, in comics 57 Meerschaum or brier 58 Genesis locale 59 Subtraction word 61 Half a devious laugh 62 Living in Ariz., maybe By Bruce Venzke (c)2011 Tribune Media Services, Inc. 03/17/11 03/17/11 ANSWER TO PREVIOUS PUZZLE: Edited by Rich Norris and Joyce Nichols Lewis xwordeditor@aol.com Look for the 2012-2013 School Information Guide in the 8-15 Edition of the Okeechobee News

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By Charles M. MurphyOkeechobee News Okeechobee fall football practice began Monday with 50 kids in attendance and a new coaching staff in place. Chris Branham returned to the job this off season and after 20 practices with the kids, is very happy about where the team sits. He said the kids are in great shape, have given a lot of effort, and prepared themselves to be successful. “I’ve asked the senior class about what legacy they want to leave behind. Do they w ant to be remembered as the class that w on ve games in three seasons or the class that turned the program around?” he said. It has been a busy summer for the football program. There were 69 players at v arious camps this summer. The team also played seven-on-seven passing leagues and held their own. At one tournament in Miramar they nished in second place. They also played games in Labelle and Pahokee. Coach Branham said the theme of his practices will be competition. He has brought back the I-formation but will also throw in more passing formations with three wide sets, and sometimes a tight end. He is excited about the potential of tailbacks D.J. Washington and Fabian Howard. Branham said the defensive unit had a very good summer and could be the best he’s ever coached. He expects big things from linebackers Elijowan Williams, Adrian Minondo and Ricardo Garza and solid play from defensive linemen like Cade Stokes, EJ Neal, Cody Walker, Cory Vickers and Jose Garcia. The defensive back eld might be the deepest part of the team with six players capable of starting. The team will have LaVante Spivey from the beginning of the season. The school won an appeal with the Florida High School Athletic Association to make him eligible. Al Morris, who suffered a devastating leg injury last year, is back on the eld and looks to be in top condition. One starter has already been determined and that is three-year starter at quarterback Jack Radebaugh. Branham praised Jack for his work this summer in the seven-on-seven games. “I’ve been impressed with how he’s pushed himself. He has a lot of poise and I expect good things from him,” he added. A few kids have been slowed by injury, including the team’s best lineman Bobby Jo Garza, but Branham expects most of them to be ready when the team meets Moore Haven in a jamboree on Friday night, Aug. 24, at 7 p.m. in Glades County. Garza could miss a few games due to off season shoulder surgery. Until then he’ll keep working with the team to get them comfortable with his systems and his coaches, “There still is a learning curve but I realize this is new to them. They’ll be ne. They are a hard-working group and push and support each other.” Branham said he thinks Okeechobee should be excited about the team because it’s our kids, our town and our high school. He said he’d like the community to celebrate the efforts of the kids and not judge their worth and character on the team’s wins and losses. “Whatever your opinion is support the kids because they give everything they have. Wins and losses aren’t what this is about. Let’s talk more about the positives and the successes of the kids,” he concluded. OHS football team makes preparations for season 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 PRICE APPETIZERS (from 11am until 7pm at the bar!!) After 9pm 2 for 1 Drinks All Day Starting at $ 7.99CHOOSE TWO TO CREATE YOUR OWN FAVORITE LUNCH COMBO “The future of OUR COMMUNITY relies upon strong leadership. With your support, I will continue to work for YOU!” Re-Elect Margaret Garrard Helton County Commissioner Democrats & Republicans will be able to vote for me in the Primary Election on Tuesday, August 14. Paid by Margaret Garrard Helton, Republican for County Commissioner RE-ELECT Kelly OWENS School Board, District 2 Acknowledged leadership and experience in education Paid by Kelly Owens for School Board 18 Okeechobee News August 12, 2012 Okeechobee News/ Charles Murphy(Above left) Jack Radebaugh has established himself as the starting quarterback again this season. (Above right) DJ Washington was an All-District performer last year and is expected to play a huge role on both sides of the ball for the Brahmans in 2012.

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By Charles M. MurphyOkeechobee News Pittsburgh Pirate legend Manny Sanguillen has endorsed the sport of 2 on 2 baseball w hich will be introduced in Okeechobee County on Aug. 18. His close friend Harvey Lee invented the sport in South Florida in 1995. Lee introduced baseball to the Cayman Islands in 1994. He had a 102 team tournament in Delray Beach in 1995. Sanguillen was in Florida for spring training and happened to be at the tournament. A huge rainstorm hit w hich cancelled the games and Sanguillen signed autographs and gave away baseballs and bats to the kids. “He loved it and endorsed it and we’ve put on clinics and tournaments since then in Fort Pierce, Port St. Lucie, Palm Beach County and Martin County,” Lee said. There is no pitching in the game as it is controlled by a pitching machine. Each player gets 20 swings. The eld is divided in half. The batter must decide on which half of the eld they will hit the ball. The two defenders stand on that side of the eld and try to make catches. The batters receive points for each base hit and home run. “The kids really love it. We are taking the sport nationwide,” Lee added. Sanguillen said he hopes the sport keeps kids off the street so they can become good citizens and live good lives. Sanguillen played a long successful career with the Pittsburgh Pirates and played with such legends as Roberto Clemente and Willie Stargell. He called his relationship with Clemente a true blessing in his life. “We were always together. He took good care of me. We became like two brothers.” Sanguillen said Stargell was a great teammate and a great person who always was upbeat and happy. “He did a great job for the Pittsburgh Pirates. Willie was magni co. He was funny. He tried to make people happy.” He remembered that one day Stargell brought a chimpanzee to his locker as a practical joke. Sanguillen didn’t start to play baseball until he was 23 years old. He tried out for a church team in Panama and eventually caught the eye of pro scouts when he played for the University of Panama. Sanguillen played for 14 seasons and had a career batting average of .296. He was part of several division winners and two world championship teams in 1971 and 1979. He was also named to three National League All-Star teams. He also had the distinction of being traded for a manager as Sanguillen was sent to the Oakland A’s in 1977 for Chuck Tanner. He also a member of the Latino Baseball Hall of Fame. The competition in Okeechobee is for boys ages 8-15 and starts at 10 a.m. You can register at the Okeechobee Parks and Recreation Department in the Sports Complex between 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. from Monday-Friday. It costs $10 per child. For more information you can contact Harvey Lee at 561-762-4533 or by e-mail at harveylee44@yahoo.com. 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Registration is $35 per child and is conducted at the Parks & Recreation Department, in the Sports Complex, Monday-Friday between 8:30-5 p.m. A birth certi cate is required at registration. The age determination date is December 31, 2012. League play will begin Saturday, Sept. 29, and end before Christmas. For more information, call 863-763-6950.Bowlers needed for fall leaguesDo you want to bowl on a league this fall? Come and join a team at Lucky Lanes Bowling. Mondays and Tuesdays are Mix Nights with a meeting on Tuesday, Aug. 21 at 7 p.m. Wednesday is Men’s Night, Thursday mornings and evening belongs to the ladies. For more information, please call Lucky Lanes at 863-763-1800. Sports News in Brief

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