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Publication Date: 09-14-2012
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Friday, September 14, 2012 50¢ Plus tax V ol. 103 No. 111 newszap.comFree SpeechFree Ads 14.87 feetLast Year: 10.90 feet Lake Levels S ource: South Florida Water M anagement District. Depth given in feet above sea level See page 4 for information about how to contact this newspaper. Okeechobee News/ Pete GawdaHonoring our patriotsCity of Okeechobee Mayor James Kirk was the featured speaker at the Patriots’ Day Ceremony held Sept. 11 in Veterans’ Park. While he said the events of Sept. 11, 2011, will not be forgotten, his remarks focused on our accomplishments since that time. He paid tribute to the Okeechobee residents who have joined the military since that time. He acknowledged their sacri ces and also honored today’s rst responders. “I personally think our rst responders are the best of the best,” the mayor said. You are true heroes and today we honor you.” He went on to say, “We will continue to rally around each other. This is the legacy of 9/11.” Seated behind him are, left to right, Dannye Strickland of the Ladies Auxiliary of VFW Post 4423, the organization sponsoring the event, City of Okeechobee Fire Chief Herb Smith, Okeechobee County Public Safety Director Dave McCain, Rev. Joe Bishop, Chaplain of the Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Of ce who led in opening and closing prayers, Janet McCorkle, who delivered some remarks on behalf of Congressman Tom Rooney, and Okeechobee County Sheriff Paul May. The OHS JROTC Color Guard presented the Colors. For more, see page 2.School bus in accident ...Page 3 Cirque Zuma Zuma to perform ... see ‘Going Out’ inside this issue By Eric KoppOkeechobee News Two area undercover drug operations nicknamed Pill Crusher I and Pill Crusher II not only accounted for the arrests of at least 15 people, but several of those arrested have since been sentenced to prison. Pill Crusher I took place in Okeechobee and Glades counties and culminated with eight arrests in late February of this year. Then detectives from the Glades Count y Sheriff’s Of ce (GCSO) arrested seven more people Tuesday, Sept. 11, to end their twomonth investigation known as Pill Crusher II, which was a spinoff of the earlier operation. Both operations focused on the illegal sales of prescription medications such as oxycodone, hydrocodone and xanax. Some of those sales were made on the streets but Undercover operations end with prison sentences By Pete GawdaOkeechobee News Area residents who suffered ooding from Tropical Storm Isaac showed up in force at the Thursday, Sept. 13, meeting of the Okeechobee County Commission to voice their complaints. Commissioner Bryant Culpepper gave a Powerpoint presentation consisting of aerial photographs of areas ooded by the storm and maps of the area affected. “We are going to make sure this doesn’t happen again, we are going to be proactive,” he pledged. “We sympathize with everybody and we want to move forward,” said Commission chairperson Margaret Garrard Helton. “We hope to correct a lot of these problems.” Commissioner Joey Hoover suggested a workshop to discuss drainage problems. “I think it is critical that we have a plan,” was the opinion of Commissioner Frank Irby. “My house was like I was sitting in the middle of the lake,” said Mark Sadler of S.E. 14th Avenue. Phil Baughman of Country Hills Estates said Residents ask for ooding reliefSee FLOOD — Page 5 See PRISON — Page 5

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Today: A slight chance of showers, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 1pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 91. East northeast wind 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%. Tonight: A slight chance of showers before 11pm. Partly cloudy, with a low around 72. East northeast wind 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.Extended ForecastSaturday A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 91. East northeast wind 5 to 10 mph. Saturday Night A slight chance of showers before 11pm. Partly cloudy, with a low around 72. East northeast wind 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%. Sunday A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 91. 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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 2 Okeechobee News September 14, 2012 Special to the Okeechobee News/ Tara RowleyCARE AwardThe Economic Council of Okeechobee proudly awards the third Quarter Community Award Recognizing Enhancement, or CARE Award, to Hospice of Okeechobee for improvements made to landscaping and beauti cation of the facility located at 411 S.E. Fourth St. in Okeechobee. Hospice CEO and board member Frank Irby received the award, and he and his wife, Brigitte, were recognized for completing much of the work themselves over the last 18 months. The sprinkler system was repaired and expanded and 340 linear feet of new ower beds were created and lled with owers and shrubs, with plans for more. Mr. Irby said, "Some of the Hospice patients living in the facility have asked to be moved to a different room for a better view of the gardens." He added that "Family members of patients have joined the effort and donated trees to the facility in honor of their loved ones." The Economic Council of Okeechobee developed this quarterly award to acknowledge and promote the beauti cation businesses such as Hospice of Okeechobee have implemented to improve our community, realizing that rst impressions and aesthetics are important factors to visitors and potential investors. Pictured are Hoot Worley, Bob Riedel, Sandy Perry, Brigitte Irby, Frank Irby and Tara Rowley. Okeechobee News/ Pete GawdaHonoring the rst respondersOkeechobee's rst responders were recognized at the Patriots' Day Ceremony held Sept. 11 at Veterans' Park sponsored by the Ladies Auxiliary of VFW Post 4423. The ceremony included speeches, prayers, songs and Presentation of Colors by the OHS JROTC Color Guard. Okeechobee Forecast Foster parents are neededHibiscus 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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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).  Johnny Hunter Jr., 20, Carolina Ave., Clewiston, was arrested Sept. 11 by Deputy Sergeant Arlene Durbin on an Okeechobee County warrant charging him with the felonies of violation of probation burglary of a structure, violation of probation grand theft and violation of probation criminal mischief. He is being held without bond.  Jason Allen Milner, 33, Block Island Road, Wellington, was arrested Sept. 12 by FWC Of cer Michael Daves on a charge of boating under the in uence. His bond was set at $500.  Willie Joe Harris, 33, U.S. 441 S.E., Okeechobee, was arrested Sept. 12 by Deputy Corporal Aric Majere on Okeechobee County warrants charging him with the felonies of dealing in stolen property (two counts), burglary of a structure (two counts) and grand theft (two counts). His bond was set at $235,000. 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. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 PROTECT YOUR ANIMALS FROM FLEAS, TICKS & MOSQUITOS Walpole Feed & Supply Co. 863-763-6905 Hwy 98 N • Okeechobee Stop by and see us today.Frontline • Advantage • Tri-Force Advantix • Fly Relief • Bronco Repel-X Mosquito Halt • Saber & Many More Movie Tickets: Adults $6.50 • Children 12 & under $5.00 Senior Citizens $5.00 all movies • Matinees $4.50Fri., Sept. 14TH Thurs., Sept. 20THFor Info, Call 763-7202 I: “THE EXPENDABLES 2”Fri., Tues. & Thurs. 7:00 & 9:00, Sat., Sun. & Wed. 2:00, 4:15, 7:00 & 9:00, Mon. 3:00 & 7:00II: “MADEA WITNESS PROTECTION”Fri., Tues. & Thurs. 7:00 & 9:00, Sat., Sun. & Wed. 2:00, 4:15, 7:00 & 9:00, Mon. 3:00 & 7:00 R III: “THE ODD LIFE OF TIMOTHY GREEN”Fri., Tues. & Thurs. 7:00 & 9:00, Sat., Sun. & Wed. 2:00, 4:15, 7:00 & 9:00, Mon. 3:00 & 7:00 PG-13 PG 3 Okeechobee News September 14, 2012 Okeechobee Arrest Report Okeechobee News/ Pete GawdaSchool bus accidentAccording to the Okeechobee City Police Department (OCPD) a 2011 school bus was traveling south in the 800 block of U.S. 441 N. about 4:45 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 11. The bus was apparently stopped at the railroad crossing with its emergency/stopping lights activated. A 1997 Toyota Corolla driven by Retha Ann Barber of Okeechobee was behind the bus and allegedly struck the bus when it stopped. Ms. Barber was transported to Raulerson Hospital. The only passenger in the car was her dog which was uninjured and taken care of by re and police personnel. Ms. Barber was cited for following too closely. No students were on the bus at the time of the accident. The driver, Patricia Hernandez and the driver's aide, Lorna Crockett, were taken to Raulerson Hospital and released. Total damage to both vehicles was estimated at $8,000 by OCPD Of cer Larry Parzygnat. By Eric KoppOkeechobee News Two local teens were arrested after they allegedly stole $66 in cash from an unlocked v ehicle that was parked in the carport of an Okeechobee home. Arrested were Eric Anselmo, 17, S.W. Second Way, and Andrew Wheeler, 17, S.W. 28th St. Both teens were charged with the felony of burglary of a conveyance, and the misdemeanor of petit theft. Wheeler was also charged with the misdemeanor of resisting a law enforcement of cer without violence. Following his arrest, Anselmo was booked into the Okeechobee County Jail then released into the custody of a parent. After Wheeler was booked into the county jail he was taken to the St. Lucie Regional Detention Center in Fort Pierce. An arrest report by Deputy Heath Hughes, of the Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Of ce (OCSO), stated that the victim stopped him and said a slender male with no shirt had just stolen some cash from his pickup truck. The truck, continued the report, was parked on the carport of the victim’s home and his wife was sitting in the carport at the time. When the woman saw the male intruder she asked him: “What are you looking for?” The young male replied: “I don’t know.” He then ed on foot. A short time later Deputy Hughes found the two teens walking east on S.W. Eighth St. One of the boys identied himself as Anselmo while the other boy said his name was Justin Gainer, stated the deputy. Deputy Hughes said he later learned that Justin Gainer was actuall y Wheeler. The deputy also stated that $20 in cash was found on Anselmo, and $46 in cash was found on Wheeler. W oman is witness in burglary of pickup By Eric KoppOkeechobee News A woman and her grandson were arrested after they were reportedly seen stealing items from Walmart by loss prevention of cers at the store. The 56-year-old woman was arrested Friday, Sept. 7, on misdemeanor charges of retail theft and contributing to the delinquency of a minor. She was booked into the Okeechobee County Jail under a total bond of $500. Jail records show she has since been released on bond. Her 11-year-old grandson was booked into the county jail on a misdemeanor charge of retail theft then released into the custody of a family friend until his mother arrives here from out of state. An arrest report by Of cer Scott Morgan, of the Okeechobee City Police Department (OCPD), stated that the boy stole a knife then used that knife to open packages and conceal the contents of those packages in his pants. The report goes on to state that the boy gave the knife to his grandmother, who then opened packages and put items from those packages in her purse. In all, the value of the items taken by the pair was $203.96. According to Of cer Morgan the woman and her grandson paid for some products, then tried to leave the store without paying for the concealed items. Both the woman and her grandson have since been trespassed from Walmart. Woman, grandson charged with theft Andrew Wheeler Eric Anselmo

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Campaigns Both the Democrats and the Republic ans are running TV ads that are full of lies, half-truths and distorted facts. This is the w orst campaign season I have ever seen. I am ashamed of all of them. The candidates s hould have better control of their campaigns. I wish we could just throw out both of the current presidential candidates and s tart over. V ote at the DNC The fact that the platform was originally written without references to God or Jerus alem was less puzzling than the crazy way t hat vote went. That is why it is all over TV and the internet. First, the fact that they voted t hree times trying to get the result they wanted was bizarre. Then, when they did not get t he result, they claimed it anyway. Even the Daily Show and Colbert were making fun of it. Now the main thing the public rememb ers from that convention is that crazy vote and the booing afterwards. And it is strange t hat they said they wanted to change it after it was approved because President Obama w as asking why they took the word “God” out. Didn’t he or at least his advisors read t he platform before the Democrats voted on it for approval? Did they vote on something t hey didn’t bother to read rst?  As far as not bothering to read the platform ... it isn’t exactly a quick read. It is a v ery long document and the offending alt ered version still mentioned faith, religion, and three paragraphs referencing Israel. I’m s ure both the president and his advisors read it, but without looking back and forth with t he 2008 document and comparing it word for word, I’m not sure how those very minor c hanges would be evident... the spirit of the platform was unchanged. Of course some grunt should have checked it word for word and obviously the GOP did just that. As for t he main thing people will remember, I think Clinton’s speech was pretty well received.  The main thing the public will probably remember from the RNC is Clint Eastwood and the empty chair. I think both the Democrats and the Republicans spent a lot of money on the conventions and I seriously doubt that either convention swayed any voters.Amendments As the presidential war between the parties continues there are several amendments being proposed to the Florida Constitution that need to be addressed. Amendment 8 is one that has the potential to create another us vs. them battle. It is labeled “Religious Freedom” and proposes to allow state tax dollars to be used by tax exempt religious organizations. At a time when state revenue is at its lowest and with expenses still rising how can a group who contributes nothing to the till and is exempt from taxation ask for a handout? The exact wordage that will be removed from the constitution is: “No revenue of the state or any political subdivision or agency thereof shall ever be taken from the public treasury directly or indirectly in aid of any church, sect, or religious denomination or in aid of any sectarian institution.” The amendments include proposed changes to taxes, Veteran bene ts, Homestead Exemption and other issues. Be an educated voter and look at these before you go to the polls.  My personal policy is “just say no” to any proposed amendments. All of the issues involved can be addressed through regular legislation, if these are things that people want. Going through the regular Legislative process means the issues have to be reviewed periodically. If you put it in the constitution, it takes another constitutional amendment to reverse it. The constitution should be the basis for the state’s government, and should not be cluttered up with all these special interest items.Okee-Tantie It was explained the other day that the Agri Civic Center, which is losing money as well, is a “recreational facility.” You need to re-tally your operating expense there! OkeeTantie is an “enterprise?” No way. A third or more of the park is a “recreational facility.” If the county commissioners shut it down, they have failed. Survival of the ttestOkay, we already know that physically, I am not “ t.” I have been on every diet and exercise program available to mankind and for every ve pounds I lost, I gained back six. To me that means I am destined to be a short-legged fat gal who can’t sing, can’t dance and can’t play basketball. I know deep in my heart that I could lose some of the weight, all right, most of the weight, if I really put my mind to it. The question is, how willing am I to do it? The truth be known, I get all gung-ho in the beginning and as soon as I plateau, I give up. I gure, ”why bother if it doesn’t keep going?” There is a solution to that. One, you should never try to do it on your own. You should have guidance from your doctor and/ or a nutritionist and you should have a buddy to do it with you. Two, the two (or however many) of you should be uplifting and encouraging every step of the way to each other so if you get tempted or discouraged you can be re-directed toward your goal, which, by the way, you should set at the beginning. Start small, like ten pounds and then after that another ten or whatever, just keep your goal within reach and sensible so it won’t seem impossible. Three, and most important of all, pray about it. God knows our hearts and our desires and He wants to be a part of all we do. After all, our bodies are His temple. While some of us, like me, have bigger temples than others, He wants us to come to Him for guidance and direction. And He doesn’t need all the room my temple offers. In the book of Daniel, Meshach, Shadrach, and Abednego were offered all kinds of meats, sweets and treats by the King, but they prayed to God to change the heart of the servant who prepared the food and asked to only be given fresh fruits and vegetables and plenty of water. The outcome was that they were the healthiest, brightest, and ttest of all the king’s students. Now we all need to eat to survive, but we should eat to live, not live to eat. One thing Okeechobee is known for is its fabulous restaurants. We have a veritable buffet of all kinds of foods, Mexican, Chinese, Southern, American, and Italian. And I’m a pretty fair cook myself—I especially like to bake. What I have learned is that I can still enjoy food if I prepare it without all the stuff that piles on the pounds. I’ve had several heart attacks over the last ten years and they should have been wake-up calls. I have congestive heart failure, neuropath y and rheumatoid arthritis which limits m y walking ability. I can’t climb stairs, so m y wonderful church men built a ramp for me. I have learned I can walk up and down th e ramp at my own pace several times withou t falling over which gives me exercise. Bu t more than that the grace of God sustains me.... ”I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me,”..Phil.4:13. While I may no t be losing weight at a tremendous speed, it is coming off slowly. And one other thing, God has blessed me with a great, encouraging prayer partner who prays with me during my struggles. So, give it to God, and don’ t give up. Jesus loves you~ and so do I, Cheryl GawdaCelebrate Constitution WeekThe members of the Okeechobee Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution would like to invite all to join us in celebrating Constitution Week, Sept. 17-21. In thes e perilous times, and in light of the upcoming elections, it is even more important to b e familiar with, and to celebrate this document upon which the laws of our nation ar e based. It is important for all of us to know th e truth about this document and its role in ou r government. It is one of the most misquoted and misunderstood documents in history, and yet is the core of our government. The founding fathers who created this document gave their lives and fortunes to support and secure the tenets it set forth. Indeed they stated in the preamble that its purpose is to, “establish justice, insure domestic tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general welfare and secure the blessings of liberty for ourselves and our posterity....” Every President of th e United States vows to, “preserve, protec t and defend the Constitution of the United States of America.” New citizens in thei r oath swear to, “protect and defend the Constitution against all enemies, foreign and domestic....” All branches of the military swea r to support and protect it and the country i t represents. Can we, do any less? Join us in celebrating our constitution during Constitution Week Sept. 17-21. Sincerely, Kenna Noonan, Secretary Okeechobee Chapter NSSDAR September 14, 2012 4 Okeechobee News OPINION Public Forum/Speak Out Letters to the editor Speak Out has moved online, where i t is quicker and easier to share your i deas and converse with others. Go to w ww.newszap.com, click on the comm unity name and your local or state P ublic Forum. There, you can create n ew topics or comment on existing t opics. What follows is a sam pling of s ome of the discussions currently taki ng place. Thanks for participating!

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 5 Okeechobee News September 14, 2012 this is the fth time his house has ooded since he moved there. "I want a solution," demanded Gordie Peer, whose N.W. 50th Avenue property was ooded. He said he had been complaining of the problems since Nathaniel Hazellief was commissioner. He said some of the ditches in the area had not been cleaned in 15 years. Gary Ritter, director of South Florida Water Management District's Okeechobee Service Center pledged the resources for his organization to help with the problem. Robin Bailey of Dixie Ranch Acres complained of ooding in her neighborhood, as did Bill Casian of Oak Lake Estates. Pam Driscoll, who lives in the Platt's Bluff area, said the drainage problem has existed for 11 years and she has gotten nowhere with past commissioners. James Lofton of Playland Park stated that part of the ooding problem in his neighborhood was due to the fact that some of the ditches were designed to make water ow north when natural drainage was to the south. He said that a spur rail line constructed for the Royal Concrete Concepts plant compounded the problem. In addition to hearing their complaints, commissioners con rmed the appointment of a new Building Of cial/Code Enforcement Director. Commissioners con rmed the appointment of Douglas Tillery as Building Of cial/ Code Enforcement Director. Prior to his appointment, Mr. Tillery served as the county's Deputy Building Of cial/Code Enforcement Of cer. He has served as Building Of cial for the City of Lake Mary, Plans Examiner/ Building Inspector for Walton County and general contractor for his own construction company. In other action the board: approved a non-binding resolution supporting the Solar and Energy Loan Fund to help students and small businesses save on their energy bills and help create jobs; awarded a contract for the construction of a restroom building at the Okeechobee County Softball Field to Neal Long Construction in the amount of $134,575; and, executed a partial release of lien on property involved in a code violation case.Post your opinions in the Public Issues Forum at www.newszap.com. Reporter Pete Gawda can be reached at pgawda@newszap.com. FLOODContinued From Page 1 some, such as a situation in Moore Haven, w ere made in homes where young children w ere playing while the deals were being made. In that particular instance Frank Lopez, his wife Sara and their daughter Katheryn, w ere all arrested Sept. 11 for selling pills from their Moore Haven home. A GCSO detective close to that operation said there w ere ve children, between the ages of 1 and 15, in the home when they made buys in the Lopez home. Those children have been turned over to the Department of Children and Families (DCF). "We made a couple of buys from Mr. Lopez. When we went to do another deal and he wasn't home, Mrs. Lopez and Ms. Lopez sold 50 percocets," said that detective. "All of the sales were in the home." Sara and Katheryn Lopez are being held in the Glades County Jail on $100,000 bond each. Frank Lopez is being held there on $150,000 bond. "I was a little taken back by it," said Glades County Sheriff Stuart Whiddon of the buys made in the Lopez home. "We made multiple buysit wasn't a uke. It was just w hoever happened to be in the house when w e showed up." The detective said the Lopez family apparently had valid prescriptions and were selling the pills "to make ends meet." The Okeechobee operation was a sixmonth investigation and involved law enforcement personnel from the Okeechobee County Sheriff's Of ce, the Okeechobee City Police Department, the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, the Drug Enforcement A dministration and the GCSO. As a result of that successful endeavor, many of the eight arrested are now in prison w hile some are still awaiting their day in court. Courtney Leonard Levingston, 42, was found guilty of traf cking in oxycodone and was sentenced to four years in prison on Aug. 23. Helen Elizabeth Grif th, 27, was found guilty on two counts of selling a controlled substance (oxycodone) within 1,000 feet of a church. She was sentenced to 18 months in prison, to be followed by three years probation. Wendy I. Cassidy, 43, was found guilty of sale or delivery of oxycodone and possession with intent to sell or deliver oxycodone. She was sentenced to three years in prison. Brandon Ray Harper, 22, was found guilty of attempted sale or delivery of a controlled substance and petit theft. He was sentenced to one year probation on each charge. Henry Homer DeBerry Jr., 70, was found guilty of sale or delivery of oxycodone, possession with intent to sell or deliver oxycodone and possession of oxycodone. He was sentenced to ve months and 17 days in the Okeechobee County Jail. Michael Wayne Easton, 36, was found guilty on Sept. 12 of sale of oxycodone. He was sentenced to 30 months in prison. Two arrests were also made in Glades County as part of that rst operation and they were both recently sentenced. Robert Hardman, 34, was found guilty of sale or delivery of a controlled substance (oxycodone). He was sentenced to 24 months in prison. Lisa Christine Mullins, 34, was found guilty of traf cking in oxycodone and the sale of a controlled substance (xanax). She was sentenced to 24 months in prison. At the conclusion of Pill Crusher I, Okeechobee County Sheriff Paul May said he was happy with the outcome of the operation and he hoped that those arrested would get the full effect of the law. "These are the people who actually sell to anyone who has the money to payincluding our children," he said. PRISONContinued From Page 1 By Eric KoppOkeechobee News A man and woman were arrested on a felony drug charge after they were stopped for a non-functioning tag light on their vehicle, and syringes and prescription pills were then allegedly found in the vehicle. Arrested Wednesday, Sept. 12, were John Lee Vukovich Jr., Airoso Blvd., Port St. Lucie, and Lisa Kay Bickle, U.S. 441 S.E., Okeechobee. Both were charged with one count of possession of a controlled substance (hydromorphone). Records at the Okeechobee County Jail show that Vukovich, 28, is being held there on $2,500 bond. Those same records show that Bickle, 46, has been released after posting $2,500 bond. An arrest report by a detective with the Okeechobee Narcotics Task Force stated that a 1980 Chevrolet El Camino operated by Vukovich was stopped in the 6700 block of U.S. 441 S.E. around 9:25 p.m. The detective said the tag light and brake lights were not working. According to the report when Vukovich got out of the vehicle, the detective saw a white pill lying on the driver's seat. That pill, stated the detective, was identi ed as hydromorphone. The detective was then granted permission to search the vehicle by Vukovich. During that search the detective stated that two more pills were found on the passenger's side oorboard, and that two hypodermic needles were found in a bag under the passenger's seat. Neither Vukovich nor Bickle had a valid prescription for the pills, stated the detective. The report does not indicate if Vukovich was issued a citation for the faulty equipment. PSL man, local woman arrested on drug charge Lisa Kay Bickle John Lee Vukovich Chamber to host Enterprise Zone seminarThe Chamber of Commerce will host a seminar on Enterprise Zone tax credits for both new and existing businesses that reside in the Enterprise Zone on Tuesday, Sept. 18 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Chamber member Tom Johnson of Ryan Tax Service will conduct this seminar. To attend this seminar, please register on-line by accessing the event calendar on the Chamber web site; search for Sept. 18; click on the event name; and use the register online tab to register for the event. This is a free event sponsored by the Chamber. Seating is limited to 25 attendees. VFW ladies auxiliary to host monthly breakfastBuckhead Ridge Ladies Auxiliary to the Veterans of Foreign Wars host their monthly breakfast Sunday, Sept. 16 from 9 to 11 a.m. for a donation of $5. They will serve eggs, sausage, biscuits and gravy, home fries, orange juice and coffee. The event is open to the public. For additional information please call the post at 863-467-2882.Garden and Orchid Clubs to meetThe Okeechobee Garden Club will meet at 6 p.m. and the Orchid Club will meet at 7 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 17 at the Extension Center, 458 U.S. 98 N. You are invited to come and discuss a problem or show a favorite plant. If you need help with re-potting, be sure to hydrate the plant you are bringing. For more information, call 863-763-6469.Eagles to host lunchThe Cypress Hut Eagles will be serving homemade meatball subs on Tuesday, Sept. 18 at 5:30 p.m. For more information please call 863-467-1154.Free diabetes seminar plannedLiving With Diabetes will be presented by Wanda Haas, RN CDE at the Grand Oaks Assisted Living Community, 203 S.E. Second St., located in the activities room on Wednesday, Sept. 19 at 10 a.m. The seminars is offered by the Visiting Nurses.Hospice yard sale plannedCome and check out the many items at the Hospice yard sale set for Sept. 19 and 20, from 8 a.m. until noon. The Country Store has many new items and collectibles at great prices.

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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.Betty I. Altman Mills, 85OKEECHOBEE — Betty I. Altman Mills,was called home to join her loved ones by her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2012. Betty was born in Canal Point and moved to Okeechobee in 1951. She was a member of Okeechobee Missionary Baptist Church. She enjoyed being outdoors and working in her yard. She was well known for her country style cooking and derived a great deal of pleasure in sharing that talent with several local ranches. Betty received joy in serving her Lord and Savior while sharing life with family and friends, being active in her church and serving as choir leader when able. She was a great inspiration to many people as a loving wife, wonderful mother to six children, devoted church member and employee in a broad eld of careers, while never losing sight of her lifelong goal. She ful lled her dream of becoming a licensed nurse at the age of 53, serving at Raulerson Hospital and the Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Department until retirement at age 70. She continued to be a positive Christian in uence on many, even after her health began to decline, earning her the great love and respect in memories of all the lives she touched. Betty was preceded in death by her husband, Junior Mills; grandchildren, Brock Wade Woodson, Kevin Lamar Mills; and great-granddaughter, Jourdan Shef eld. She is survived by sons, Buddy (Jess) and Kent Mills, both of Okeechobee; daughters, Cheryl (Jerome) Woodson of French Camp, Miss., Ernestine Caldwell of Reedsville, Ga., Marge Chandler and Marty Mills, both of Okeechobee; 13 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; nine great-great-grandchildren; brothers, Hurley (Vonnie) and Don (Marilene) Nichols, both of Oxford, Fla.; sisters, Ona Mae Fooks of Oxford, Fla., Rachel (Lamond) McKinney of Marion Junction, Ala.; and a host of nieces and nephews. Visitation will be held today, Friday, Sept. 14, 2012, at Okeechobee Missionary Baptist Church, 4212 Hwy. 441 N., from 9 a.m. until service time of 10 a.m. Burial will follow at Basinger Cemetery. In lieu, of owers, the family suggests donations be made in Betty’s memory to Hospice of Okeechobee, P.O. Box 1548, Okeechobee, FL 34973. Friends may send online condolences to www.buxtonseawinds.com Arrangements are under the care and direction of Matthew and Paul Buxton of Buxton-Seawinds Funeral Home, 3833 SE 18th Terrace, Okeechobee, Fla. Donald Raymond Vincent, 86OKEECHOBEE — Donald Raymond Vincent of Okeechobee passed away September 10, 2012 in Boca Raton. He was born November 12, 1925 in Brooklyn, New York. Mr. Vincent proudly served our country in the U.S. Army. He was the lead mechanic for PanAm for 25 years. He came to Okeechobee from Brooklyn in 1980. He was a member of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Okeechobee and the American Legion. Mr. Vincent was preceded in death by his wife, Edie Vincent; and his daughter, Alison Ann Vincent. He is survived by his granddaughter, Christa N. Dram; three grandsons, Stuart A. Betterly, Brent Betterly and Drew Betterly all of Ft. Lauderdale; brother, Harry Vincent (Rosemary) of Charlotte, N.C.; and sister, Jean Vincent of Long Island, N.Y. Visitation will be 1:30 p.m. until services at 2 p.m. Saturday, September 15, 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.Douglas “Doug” F. Needle, 87OKEECHOBEE — Douglas “Doug” F. Needle, died Saturday, Sept. 1, 2012, at the Hamrick Home. Born in Oswegatchie, N. Y., Doug relocated to Okeechobee 13 years ago. During WWII, he proudly served his country from 1943 thru 1945 in the Army receiving a Purple Heart and Bronze Star. For 20 years he was a Little League baseball coach. Doug was a Civil War history buff and enjoyed reading. He was preceded in death by his granddaughters, Ashley Michelle Needle and Kayla Ashton Needle. Survivors include his wife of 66 years, Lucille A. Needle of Okeechobee; sons, David (Patricia) Needle of Port Salerno, Fla., John (Cynthia) Needle of Baldwinsville, N.Y., Thomas (Jean) Needle, of Liverpool, N.Y., Richard (Mary) Needle of Port St. Lucie, Fla., James Needle of Baldwinsville, N.Y.; 15 grandchildren; nine greatgrandchildren; brothers, Otis (Mary) Needle of Mesa, Az., Bruce (Mathilda) Needle of North Syracuse, N.Y., and Dean (Kathleen) Needle of East Syracuse, N.Y. There will be no services at this time. If friends desire, donations may be made in Doug’s memory to Hospice of Okeechobee, P.O. Box 1548, Okeechobee, FL 34973. Friends may send online condolences to www.buxtonseawinds.com Arrangements are under the care of Matthew and Paul Buxton of Buxton-Seawinds Funeral Home, 3833 SE 18th Terrace, Okeechobee, Fla. Robert Louis Lang, 51OKEECHOBEE — Robert Louis Lang, passed away Sunday, Sept. 9, 2012, in the Hamric k Home Hospice. He was born May 8, 1961, in Jamestown, N.Y. to Bruce and Deanna Lang. He proudly served in our Country in the United States Army. He has been a resident of Okeechobee since 1991 coming from Lakeland, Fla. and enjoyed baseball, softball, shing and camping. He is survived by his loving wife of 18 years, Renee; Natasha (David) Alexander of Lake Wales; sons, Robert (Brittany) Lang of Knoxville, Tenn., Charles Lang of Okeechobee; daughter, Holly (Jason) Lang of Frostproof, Fla.; stepdaughter, Jessica Hernandez of Plant City, Fla., Lee Ann Williams of Okeechobee; mother, Deanna (Charles) Simmons of Lakeland, Fla.; and 15 grandchildren. Visitation will be held today, Friday, Sept. 14, 2012, from 11 a.m. until service time of 1 p.m. in the Buxton-Seawinds Funeral Home Chapel, 3833 S.E. 18th Terr., Okeechobee, FL. Burial will take place at Bushnell National Cemetery, Bushnell, Fla. Friends may send online condolences to www.buxtonseawinds.com All arrangements are under the care and direction of Matthew and Paul Buxton of Buxton-Seawinds Funeral Home, 3833 S.E. 18th Terr., Okeechobee, FL. Obituaries 6 Okeechobee News September 14, 2012 Shared Services Network meetsThe Executive Roundtable of the Shared Services Network of Okeechobee County w ill conduct its bi-monthly meeting at 1:30 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 14 in the board room of the Okeechobee County School Board ofce. This forum provides a mechanism for dialogue and problem solving in our community through the collaborative efforts of our local decision makers. The public is inv ited to attend. For more information, please call Sharon Vinson 863-462-5000, Ext. 257.Eagles North announce eventsFriday, Sept 14 at 5:30-9 p.m. Eagles North will have steak night followed by Music by Grady. Come out eat and dance. Saturday, Sept. 15, card bingo starts at 5 p.m.; Tuesday, Sept. 18 Eagles North will have BINGO starts at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 19, Bingo starts at 4:30 p.m. Get your Dobbers ready! Proceeds go to the F.O.E. 4137 communiy bene t fund. The Lodge is located at 9985 U.S. 441 N.Fancy ME Machine Embroidery GroupDo you have an embroidery machine, or want to learn about them? Then join this club for their monthly meeting on Saturday, Sept. 15 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the local Red Cross of ce at 323 N. Parrott Ave. Call Corry 863-467-2231, Linda at 863-697-2450 or Mary 863-697-1920 for more information.Habitat ReStore plans 50% off saleThe Habitat ReStore (at the Trading Post Flea Market) will have a sale of 50 percent off all merchandise on Saturday, Sept 15 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Sunday. Sept 16, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Livstock Show steer w eigh in is Sept. 15Initial steer weigh-ins for the 2013 Okeechobee Youth Livestock Show will be held Saturday, Sept. 15 from 8 to 10 a.m. at the Okeechobee Livestock Market. A completed Entry Form signed by the exhibitor’s FFA Advisor or County Extension Agent and Bill of Sale must be presented prior to steers being weighed. These forms, along with the 2013 Rule Book, are available online at http:// okeechobee.ifas.ufl.edu/Okeechobee.4-H. htm or at the Extension Of ce.Martha’s House to host yard saleShop until you drop on Saturday, Sept. 15 from 7 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the Holiday Inn parking lot next to PNC Bank. 3101 U.S. 441 S. Vendors are welcome at $20 per table. A ll proceeds will bene t Martha’s House. For more information, call 863-763-2893. Community Events

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MurphyOkeechobee News Jose Jaimes had four goals and Adoniel Martinez added two goals as the Osceola W arrior soccer team got off to an excellent start Monday with a 10-3 win at home against Storm Grove Middle School. Osceola displayed a high-powered offense and looked cohesive despite the fact that the team had only been formed last Friday and hadn’t had much time to prepare. Coach Jorge Botello said he was very excited about the performance. He had tryouts last Thursday and Friday due to Tropical Storm Isaac and wasn’t sure what to expect in the rst match. “I told them this would be a real job experience and they’d have to learn on the job. I’m very proud of their work today,” he explained. Botello said the team just jumped into the match and threw caution to the wind and that is why they were successful, “We have a group of talented players this year and it is just a matter of honing their skills. They can be a competitive team. It could be a great season for us.” Botello said he will continue to hammer away at fundamentals and team work in future practices. He said he’ll know a lot about the team’s chances this year on Wednesday when they host Sebastian, a perennially strong team. He also expects cross-town rival Yearling to be tough this year. Jaimes said it felt great to be in the game. He plays travel ball and likes what he sees in the Osceola team this year. “We have better players. We kept playing hard today especially on defense.” Osceola players were pumped up by the win, but also by the way they won, as they were able to score almost at will. Forward Daniel Ruiz said a number of new players have joined the team this year and they weren’t really expecting to score so many goals. “We didn’t have any practices. We were thinking we’d win by a little and we came out and won by a lot so we were kind of happy,” he added. Ruiz scored a goal in the rst half that tied the match at 1-1. After that it was all Osceola who had struggled to score goals over the past few years. “I’m not stating we will go undefeated, but I have high hopes for this year,” Coach Botello added. OMS soccer team takes big win over Storm Grove By Charles M. MurphyOkeechobee News Osceola Middle School jumped out to an early (9-0) lead and never looked back as they hammered the Storm Grove Sting Rays 25-3 and 25-6 in volleyball action Monday at Osceola Middle School. Osceola showed experience, passing skills, a strong serve, and solid play at the net as they opened their season with a big v ictory. Coach Kati Lawson said she felt the entire team played well and she has high hopes for the 2012 season, “They are really coming together this year. The improvement over last y ear is just tremendous.” Lawson said the girls have started to jell as a team, and have come together and that should really lead to a lot of success on the volleyball court this year. “Our girls have height and knowledge and a number of them play the Big Lake J uniors League outside of school. They have started to play together a little bit and learn some skills outside of what school volleyball offers them and that is a good thing to see,” she added. Lawson said she will continue to emphasize position on the court and communication among the players while on the court. She also wants them to play hard at all times. “Our team philosophy is to play smart. We have hard hitters and really intense girls but we also need to play smart, I was happy with their play today,” she explained. Players for Osceola this year include: Aubrie Holmes, Michaels Myers, Riylie Norton, Andee Garcia, Kaylie Yingling, Kaylie McCain, Brittani Mellette, Daniella Navarro, Justice Talley, Medina Voropayeva, Kassie Weldon, Kelsey Kula, Bailey Shurley, Aubrie Hataway and Abbi Myers. Coaches are Rob and Kati Lawson. OMS volleyball team opens season w ith victory over Storm Grove Okeechobee News/ Charles MurphyNumber 21, Adoniel Martinez (left) looks to control the ball near mid eld Monday. Martinez scored twice to help the Osceola Warriors get 2012 off to a good start. Okeechobee News/ Charles MurphyRob and Katie Lawson coach the Lady Warriors during a time out Monday. The Osceola Middle School volleyball team got off to a strong start at Monday's game.

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 HEALTH RADIATION ONCOLOGISTS RADIATION ONCOLOGISTS CANCERworrying you?Do you need to talk about it?Big Lake Cancer Center Call: 863.467.9500 FREE Hour Counseling Session Raulerson Primary Care 202 NE 2nd Ave Okeechobee, FL 863-467-2159 Jose Villarreal, D.O.is a Family Medicine Doctor who is Board Certified by the American Osteopathic Board of Family Physicians. Of“ ce Hours: Closed for Lunch 12-1Accepting New Patients of all agesraulersonprimarycare.com FAMILY MEDICINE Cancer Scare? From Diagnosis to Treatmen t, We are Here for You Okeechobee Cancer Center301 NE 19th Avenue • Okeechobee 863.357.1395 • 772.202.0151Free Second Opinions • Courtesy Transportation • Free ConsultationThe only ones on the Treasure Coast with a Pet/CT simulator All insurance accepted including MedicaidBy Dr. Ron Woody Okeechobee Cancer CenterHello! I am Doctor Ron Woody, physician at Okeechobee Regional Cancer Center. I am a native Floridian, born in Jacksonville Naval hospital and a graduate of both FSU University and University of Florida Medical School. (So no rivalry since Im a hybrid.) Im writing to tell you about state of the art cancer treatment located right here in Okeechobee and you will be treated here and not shipped to the coast (except for planning of your treatment) or anywhere else where y ou dont have the support of your family and friends. At the cancer center, we are capable of delivering Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy. Now, you dont have to know the details, all you need to know is it allows us to concentrate the radiation where it is needed and even shape the area to conform to your anatomy, avoiding excessive radiation of normal, non-cancerous tissue. The treatments are painless and the only side effects are localized to the treatment area, unlike chemotherapy which affects the entire body and bone marrow. Recently, IMRT has been found to be superior to proton therapy in some tumors! Giving equal or better cure rates and less long term side effects! This was a relative surprise since the ONLY advantage of protons was supposed to be sparing of normal tissue. Whew! Thank God I dont have to go spend 125 million dollars! About the only thing superior about protons is the expense. It is a failure of our system to approve technology for use before it is proven to be effective. If you are treated at Okeechobee Cancer Center, you will also have the advantage of your treatment being planned using the only PET/CT simulator on the Treasure Coast! This is one of the most important and useful technological advances in the staging of and treatment of cancer. A PET/CT is signi“cantly more accurate because the CT portion cuts down on FALSE positive and negative interpretations. (Improves by as much as 15 to 30 percent or more.) So remember, if a PET is ordered, it is better done on a combination scanner for staging and treatment. The major advantage of using a PET/ CT simulator is in showing more accurately the extent of the tumor. Since as a Radiation Oncologist my job is basically that of a target shooter, the PET keeps me from missing the target (cancer) by telling me to treat more or most importantly allows me to treat less thereby reducing side effects! You only have access to this technology at Okeechobee Cancer Center. Okeechobee Cancer Center Offers State of the Art Cancer Treatment Locally 10 Okeechobee News September 14, 2012

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By Charles M. MurphyOkeechobee News Okeechobee jumped out to a (2-0) lead but couldn’t hold it as the Lady Sharks of Sebastian River stormed back to defeat Okeechobee in an exciting volleyball match Tuesday night, 20-25, 20-25, 25-17, 25-19 and 18-16. Sarah Davis had 11 kills and 24 assists w hile Krista Ward had 20 digs for Okeechobee, (1-1). Maci Thomas had 21 digs and four service aces and Darby Jones added 10 kills. The match was the season opener for both teams in District 12-7A. Sebastian River has been busy this year with nine matches already. Okeechobee rallied in the rst game from 7-5, 10-8, and 15-11 de cits to win. Game two was back and forth until Okeechobee opened up leads of 18-14 and 22-17. Sebastian controlled game three with leads of 12-6 and 20-14. Sebastian rallied in game four from a 18-14 de cit. The nal game was back and forth as Sebastian opened 10-7 and 13-10 leads. Okeechobee responded to ght off three match points at 13-14 and 1415, and 15-16 before the Lady Sharks won on a kill. Morgan Cole had 48 assists, while Katie Taylor had eight assists and 10 services points. Tamara Hunt had 12 kills and four blocks. The Junior Varsity Lady Brahmans defeated Sebastian River 25-10 and 25-12 Tuesday. Sarah Hurst had four assists and three aces. Jacie Harvey had four assists and four aces. Delaney Osceola had four digs and six aces. Trista Osceola had six service aces. By Charles M. MurphyOkeechobee News The Okeechobee High School Brahmans (1-1) host winless St. Lucie West Centennial (0-2) tonight, but aren’t overlooking their riv als from Port St. Lucie. The Eagles have lost to Merritt Island 41-3, a ranked team, and to Sebastian River (1716), while Okeechobee has defeated Port St. Lucie 28-11 and lost to Desoto 23-7. The Eagles are a physical team led by linebacker A.J. Villareal and the highly recruited defensive linemen Jaynard Bostick. The two have combined for 17 tackles, and a sack this year. Centennial has had some trouble on offense against two quality opponents with 254 yards in total offense this year. Quarterbacks Devin Clements and Kevin Lowe have struggled in the passing game with four interceptions. They have also been sacked for 74 yards in losses in the rst two games. Centennial is basically a downhill running team that will try and ground and pound and play physical football. Okeechobee wants to rebound from a poor effort in Arcadia last Friday. Okeechobee could only recover four of 12 fumbles that hit the turf. Coach Chris Branham said he wants to see more effort, more focus on offense, and more intensity from his team this week. He also wants to see more leadership out of his seniors tonight. “Centennial has lost ve games in a row so they are going to be hungry as they come into Okeechobee tonight. They have never lost to Okeechobee, and they don’t want to tonight,” he warned. Coach Branham was disappointed his offense gained only 154 yards last week. He said that won’t be enough to be successful despite a solid defense. He said his defense will get tired if they remain on the eld tonight. “We must do something on offense. The y are a big physical team that will play smash mouth football. We can’t have our defense on the eld all night,” he added. Okeechobee will have Bobby Jo Garz a back on the team after off-season shoulder surgery, but he isn’t expected to see time tonight. Adel El Hindi is also still nursing a cal f injury and won’t be available. Nick Flood will continue to ll in as kicker. Kick off tonight is set for 7 p.m. at Brahman Stadium. OHS Brahmans face St. Lucie West Centennial Eagles 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 PENTECOSTAL PENTECOSTAL EPISCOPALYou are welcome to come visit and enjoy the traditional worship and music. Come and share in the word of GodTrinityFreeWillBaptistChurchSunday School 10:00 am Sunday Worship 11:00 am Sunday Bible Study 6:00 pm Wednesday Bible Study 6:00 pm Pastor : Thomas Dees 1840 N.E. 39th Blvd (Cemetery Rd) Okeechobee, Florida 34972 Telephone: 863-763-4962 BAPTIST Wednesday Night Service 7 pm Tuesday: 7 till 8pm (You are invited) Prayer Service Special prayers for special needs drop off to us or email them to pastor@okeechobeecog.com 301 NE 4th Ave. • (863) 763-41272 Blocks Behind the McDonalds on SE 70EChildren and Youth classes are Available Sunday Morning and Wednesdays Where the SON is always shining! OPEN 6-4 M-F ServingCall your order in, free delivery or pickup at window. 763-4127 or Dine in with free Wi-Fi. Go to Okeechobeecog.com and click SonRise Cafe for menuWOW! There is nothing like it in town! at Okeechobee Church of God301 NE 4th Ave., Okeechobee 2 blocks behind the McDonalds on SE 70E Sunday Services8:30 & 10:45 CHURCH OF OUR SAVIOUR“Come worship with us”Sunday 8 am & 10:30 am Holy Eucharist Mass in English 12:30 pm Holy Eucharist Mass in Spanish Wednesday 6 pm Holy Eucharist Service Visit our website at www.okeecoos.com200 NW 3rd Street 863-763-4843 12 Okeechobee News September 14, 2012 Okeechobee volleyball team falls to Sebastian River Okeechobee News/ Charles MurphyKrista Ward prepares to serve during the third game of the marathon match between Okeechobee and Sebastian River, Tuesday. Ward had 20 digs for the Lady Brahmans, (1-1).

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By Charles M. MurphyOkeechobee News  Yearling Middle School dropped their rst soccer match in over two years Monday w hen they fell at Gifford Middle School 2-1, in V ero Beach. The teams had to deal with poor eld conditions due to the recent rains. Yearling Coach Erick Rios said the Dolphins were a tough opponent and his team was unable to practice much due to the eld conditions in Okeechobee. “That made things really difcult for us. We expect to have better results as the season progresses and we get used to playing with each other as a unit,” Rios added. Rios said he still thinks the team can rebound and have a strong season. “Our defense was a little worn out in the second half and we lacked the concentration to keep the advantage.”  Yearling Middle School volleyball defeated Gifford 25-10, 23-25, and 15-7 in a tight match on Monday. Josie Grif n had seven aces and three blocks. Megan Hargraves had six aces and four kills. Rachel Bryan had 12 kills and two blocks. Raylee Coleman and Abby Ericson both had eight kills. Carrie Wharin had 24 assists for the Lady Bulls. Coach Bruce Conrad said the Gifford squad w as the best they’ve elded in the past ve y ears. “Our girls played so well in the rst game that I made the mistake of interrupting our momentum with substitutions. We got a bit out of synch and lost a close second game.” Conrad said the team still is a work in progress and will need to work hard in practice to become a team.  Okeechobee Athletic Director Kenny Buckner con rmed that OHS swim coach Brian Turner resigned effective Sept. 9, due to a violation of Florida High School Athletic A ssociation rules. Assistant Coach Stephen Neafsey has taken over the reigns of the program from Coach Turner, who will remain employed at Osceola Middle School.  The OHS Lady Brahman golf team nished second in a tri match at Hammock Creek Country Club in Stuart on Monday. Okeechobee shot 197, Lincoln Park shot 188, and South Fork shot 240. Hannah Raulerson shot 44, Cameron White shot 47, and Danielle Shef eld shot 51. Other players in the lineup for Okeechobee were Kailey Hoover, Bethany Stuart, and Kristin Higgins. Coach Brent Stuart said it was important to see the girls break the 200 barrier this early in the season, “This is a very promising sign for things to come. We played well despite a 30-minute rain and lightning delay and some mucky conditions.” The Lady Brahmans are now (3-1) on the season.  The OHS bowling teams swept Gulliver Prep of Miami in a match in Okeechobee last Thursday. Jessica Olney had a 327 series for the girls. Brittany Baker, Meghen Davis, and Kirsten Doney all had strong performances. Okeechobee won the match 6-1. Tiffany Marshall bowled a 146 which was 25 pins above her average. The Brahman boys also prevailed 6-1. Allen Perry shot 202 and George Marshall had a high game of 178. Steven Alvarez bowled a 164 for OHS. Coach George Marshall said the boys faired well as a team and helped each other. “I believe they are coming together as a ne young team and that future of our team looks great.” Coach Martha Bloom said she was very impressed with the girl’s play and enjoyed watching the girls extend their winning streak. The next home match is scheduled for Monday, Sept. 10, against Fort Pierce Westwood.  The Lady Brahman swim team nished third out of 11 teams at the Blackman Invitational in Highlands County on Saturday, Sept. 8. The Okeechobee High School boys swim team nished fourth in the boys competition.  The OHS boys’ swim team lost at home to Lincoln Park Academy 105-57 on Tuesday. Dalton Hodges won the 100 freestyle and the Brahman 400 freestyle relay team of Trey Howard, Lucas Penido, Daniel Usry and Michael Muros was also victorious. Hodges nished second in the 200 freestyle. Brandon Ball took third in the 50 freestyle and third in the 100 freestyle. Penido nished third in the 500 freestyle. The 200 freestyle relay team comprised of Will Castillo, Muros, Ball and Hodges nished in second place. Another 200 relay team comprised of Howard, Cameron Whitlock, Nathanael Bean and Penido took third place. Usry nished third in the 100 backstroke. Muros took third place in the 100 breaststroke.  The Lady Brahmans swim team lost to Lincoln Park 97-73. Sage Douglas took second and Aubrie Reister took third in the 200 freestyle. Hunter Bosworth took third in the 200 individual medley. Bosworth won the 100 butter y and teammate Alicia Santos took third. Katie Van Beek took second place in the 50 freestyle. D.J Nunez nished second in the 100 freestyle and Douglas took second in the 500 freestyle. The 200 freestyle relay team of Reister, Bosworth, Jordan Bolan and Van Beek were victorious. Reister took third in the 100 backstroke and Van Beek took second in the 100 breaststroke. The 400 freestyle relay team of Van Beek, Bolan, Nunez and Douglas nished in second place.  The Brahman cross country team competed in the Martin County Invitational on Saturday. The boys team nished 11th out of 19 teams. Emmanuel Gaona nished 34th, Victor Nunez 37th, Rosendo Navarro 77th, Frank Adamo 83rd, and Christian Garcia 86th. The Lady Brahmans nished in eighth place. Tabatha Henry nished in fourth place. Marilu Rodriguez nished in 58th position, Niki White 62nd, Alexis Muller 63rd, Charleigh Heater 78th, Ana Huerta 85th and Crystal Castenada 94th.  The Brahman boy’s golf team nished behind Martin County but defeated South Fork at a tri match Tuesday at Hammoc k Creek. Martin County shot 156, Okeechobee 162, and South Fork 164. Kodi Stephen shot even par 36. Kutter Crawford shot 1-over 37. Zach Hudson shot 43 and Ricky Gonzales shot 46. Dominick Vennari of Martin Count y had the best afternoon as he shot 5-under, 31. Brahman Golf Coach Kenny Buckner said he felt he saw progress in the team’s performance on Tuesday, “We continue to be led by our veterans and I feel the younger players keep playing better.” Sports News in Brief 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 5003-H: Lazy 7 Estates 3/2/2 on an acre. 2022 total sq ft/1290 under air. Many upgraded features, too many to list here! Plant shelves with Whirlpool appliances. Two wells, irrig system and much more. $159,900 MLS #206138 5014-H: Basswood 3 bedroom, 2 bath Concrete block with garage, on corner lot, built in 2004, 1164 total sq ft/1566 under air. Needs some TLC. Easy to see. $55,995 MLS #206126 3000-M: Treasure Island Lot is just off Taylor Creek. Carport, paved drive, addition, porch, shed, seawall. Short Sale. Easy to show! $48,000 MLS #206027 3004-H: King’s Bay 2bd/2ba, enclosed back porch and screened front porch, garage, appliances stay. HOA Amenities inground pool, clubhouse, Tennis Court, and lawn maintenance. $54,000 NOW $47,900 1003-M: Seminole Cove 55+ community with Club House amenities. Great view of the lake, 2/2 DWMH w/addition, 2 Car carport, large driveway, Single/Metal roof, 1957 Total Sq Ft./ 1023 under air. $69,900 MLS #206023 5034-H: Lakeport Looking for a getaway cozy place to go and relax from the everyday routine. Lots of trees and privacy on a large lot. 2448 total sq ft/1448 under air, workshop. Needs some TLC. $45,000 MLS #206145 NEW LISTING FORECLOSURE LAKE ACCESS 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 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 TALL PINES TREASURE ~ Well maintained 4 Bd/ 2 Ba DWMH. 1923 SF Under Air and 2503 TLA. New kitchen, solid oak cabinets, black appliances, BKfast nook. 16X28 Family Rm, inside laundry. 12X20 and 14X23 screen porches. 26X24 CBS garage/workshop. Fenced, metal roof, water sys. DELIGHTFUL! $74,00 Call Lori (863) 634-1457 Over 100 Listings 13 Okeechobee News September 14, 2012

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SALES PERSON WANTEDwith the following quali cations:• Sales experience preferred, but will train sharp individuals • Good people skills • Sound work ethic Bene ts of our company: • Reasonable work schedule • Health bene ts • 401K • Liberal pay plan If you have an interest in joining our team, contactNeal RobertsNO Phone Calls Apply within • Dress to Impress Hours: Mon Fri 9am 7pm • Sat 9am 5pm4224 Hwy 441 S. OkeechobeeEOE/DFWP Sales Sales Business Opportunities For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Important Information: Please read your ad carefully the first day it appears. In case of an inadvertent error, please notify us prior to the deadline listed. We will not be responsible for more than 1 incorrect insertion, or for more than the extent of the ad rendered valueless by such errors. Advertiser assumes responsibility for all statements, names and content of an ad, and assumes responsibility for any claims against Independent Newsmedia Inc. USA. All advertising is subject to publisher’s approval. The publisher reserves the right to accept or reject any or all copy, and to insert above the copy the word “advertisement”. All ads accepted are subject to credit approval. All ads must conform to Independent Newsmedia Inc. USA style and are restricted to their proper classifications. Some classified categories require advance payment. These classifications are denoted with an asterisk *. Garage/ Yard SalesWe Buy Estates Antiques, Collectibles, Household, Tools, Jewelry and etc. Call 863-697-8906 ServicesCOSTON MARINE SERVICES Seawalls/Docks. Repaired & Installed, Dredging. Fully Licensed & Insured company. Of ce 561-747-4382. Contact 561-262-1390. Drawing/Painting Classes Adults: Mon. 3:30 pm Kids: Thurs. 3:30 pm Call Fawn Barr at: 763-4537 Shop here first! The classified ads For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Employment Part TimeGrand Oaks Assisted Living Community Part Time Maintenance Person needed. 10-12 hrs per week. Exp. only apply. Level II Background check required. Apply in person M-F 203 SE 2nd Street Relief Driver Needed CDL Class A, Canker endorsement. Call Monday Friday 9 am till 3 pm 863-467-9800 Need a few more bucks to purchase something deer? Pick up some extra bucks when you sell your used items in the classifeids. Employment Part Time Part Time Teller PositionsMIDFLORIDA Credit Union is seeking part time teller candidates. Responsibilities include serving members, performing transactions, and cross selling credit union products and services. Quali ed candidates will possess excellent customer service, communication and cash handling skills. Applicants must be available to work any assigned shift between 7:00 am and 7:00 pm Monday through Friday as well as every Saturday between 8:30 am and 1:00 pm. High school diploma or equivalency required, bilingual helpful. Apply on-line at: www.mid orida.com Drug Free Workplace Looking for a place to hang your hat? Look no further than the 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. Reading a newspaper helps you understand the world around you. No wonder newspaper readers are more successful people! How do you find a job in todays competitive market? In the employment section of the classifieds The classifieds are the most successful salesperson in town. For more listings, go to www.newszap.com ExcavationLESLIE SUMMERFORD EXCAVATING LLC. Call us for your excavation needs; land clearing 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. Business Opportunities NeedEXTRA MONEY?107 SW 17th St • Suite DInquire Within NO PHONE CALLS Business Opportunities How fast can your car go? It can go even faster when you sell it in the classifieds. For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Computer/ SuppliesDell Desktop w/Flat screen like new! $75, Also 2 Dell and 2 gateway laptops @ $125 each. Call Tony 863-517-2782. Pets/SuppliesYorkie Pup Toy male CKC Reg.Shots/health cert. 14wks. Very playful. Parents on Prem. $400 cash to good home 863-610-2725. Wanted To BuyCASH FOR CARS No Title Needed, Any Condition. 268junk.com Call (863)484-2012 Grab a bargain from your neighbors garage, attic, basement or closet in todays classifieds. For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Apartments2bdrm/1bath Duplex in town. Walking distance to stores, & 2bdrm/1bath Duplex in Kings Bay, NO PETS, First, Last & Security $550.00 a month 863-634-2820 2bedroon/1 bath Kings Bay includes water, sewer,appliances with washer/dryer. Small pet ok. 1st months rent free, $600 Sec. dep. 3 people maximum Call 863-634-8331 BEAUTIFUL 2 Bedroom CBS, Large kitchen, new carpet, screen room, utility room. $700 mo. includes water, lawn and garbage. (863)467-2784. Beautiful Samantha’s Garden Apartments 2BR/2BA, in town, W&D, $800 mo. + $500 sec. Call (863)634-5780 or (863)467-9250 Downtown Okeechobee 4/2, 3200 sq ft, Large game room, no yard to mow, wi included, no pets. $1250.00 water included. Please call 863-634-7994. EFFICIENCY 1BR furnished, for 1 person, Utilities & Direct TV included $550 per mo. 1yr lease & sec. dep. Call 863-634-8885. IN TOWN1br./1ba. furnished or unfurnished. Nice area. Utilities & lawn included. $690/mo., 1st & $300 sec. Non smoking environment. No pets. 863-610-0861. 14 Okeechobee News September 14, 2012

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PUBLIC NOTICE CONSIDERATION OF ADOPTING A CITY ORDINANCE PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the City Council of the City of Okeechobee, Florida will on Tuesday, September 25, 2012 at 6:00 p.m. or as soon thereafter possible, at City Hall, 55 SE 3rd Ave., Okeechobee, FL, conduct a PUBLIC HEARING to consider nal reading for adoption of the following Ordinance into law: No. 1091: AN ORDINANCE ADOPTING AN ANNUAL BUDGET FOR THE CITY OF OKEECHOBEE, FLORIDA, FOR THE FISCAL YEAR BEGINNING OCTOBER 1, 2012 AND ENDING SEPTEMBER 30, 2013; WHICH BUDGET SETS FORTH GENERAL FUND REVENUES OF $7,576,618.00, TRANSFER-IN OF $967,080.00 AND EXPENDITURES OF $5,483,580.00, LEAVING A FUND BALANCE OF $3,060,118.00; PUBLIC FACILITIES IMPROVEMENT FUND REVENUES OF $1,284,912.00, EXPENDITURES OF $620,823.00 AND TRANSFER-OUT OF $398,000.00, LEAVING A FUND BALANCE OF $266,089.00; COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT FUND REVENUES OF $831,359.00 AND EXPENDITURES OF $831,327.00 LEAVING A FUND BALANCE OF $32.00; CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PROJECTS FUND-IMPACT FEE REVENUES OF $77,250.00, EXPENDITURES OF $66,703.00 AND TRANSFER-OUT OF $500.00, LEAVING A FUND BALANCE OF $10,047.00; CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PROJECTS FUND REVENUES OF $6,991,708.00 AND EXPENDITURES OF $509,095.00 AND TRANSFER-OUT OF $568,580.00, LEAVING A FUND BALANCE OF $5,914,033.00; LAW ENFORCEMENT SPECIAL FUND REVENUES OF $3,608.00 AND EXPENDITURES OF $3,108.00, LEAVING A FUND BALANCE OF $500.00; PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE. All members of the public are encouraged to attend and participate in said Hearing. The proposed ordinance may be inspected in its entirety by members of the public at the Of ce of the City Clerk during normal business hours, Mon-Fri, 8:00 AM-4:30 PM, except for holidays. 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. Please contact City Administration at 863-763-3372, or website cityofokeechobee.com, to obtain a copy of the agenda. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990 persons needing special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact the City Clerk’s Of ce at 863-763-3372 for assistance. by: James E. Kirk, Mayor Lane Gamiotea, CMC, City Clerk 426369 ON 9/14/2012 NOTICE OF SALE To Satisfy Owners Lien 70 West Self Storage 2190 SR 70 West Okeechobee, FL 34972 10-6-12 @ 10:00 AM Unit #110 Melanie D. Jones Unit #128 Nicole Johnson Unit #461 Ryan A. Jaynes 426443 ON 9/14,21/2012 NOTICE OF CITY PLANNING BOARD MEETING NOTICE: The City of Okeechobee Planning Board will meet as the Local Planning Agency on Thursday, September 20, 2012 at 6 PM or as soon thereafter as possible, at City Hall, 55 SE 3rd Ave, Rm 200, Okeechobee, FL., to consider any proposed amendments, submitted by City Staff or citizens, to the adopted City Comprehensive Plan, which may include amendments to the adopted Land Development Regulations (LDR’s). All amendments are forwarded, with a recommendation, to the City Council for nal consideration. All interested parties are encouraged to attend. Please contact General Services at 863-763-3372, or website, cityofokeechobee.com, to obtain a copy of the agenda. 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: Dawn Hoover, Chairperson 426174 ON 9/14/12 Public Notice Public Notice PUBLIC NOTICE CONSIDERATION OF ADOPTING A CITY ORDINANCE PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the City Council of the City of Okeechobee, Florida will on Tuesday, September 25, 2012 at 6:00 p.m. or as soon thereafter possible, at City Hall, 55 SE 3rd Ave., Okeechobee, FL, conduct a PUBLIC HEARING to consider nal reading for adoption of the following Ordinance into law: No. 1090: AN ORDINANCE LEVYING A MILLAGE RATE WHICH RATE IS SET ON ALL REAL AND PERSONAL PROPERTY; PROVIDING THAT 7.7432 PER THOUSAND DOLLAR VALUATION SHALL NOT BE LEVIED ON HOMESTEAD PROPERTY; THAT 7.7432 PER THOUSAND DOLLAR VALUATION SHALL BE USED FOR GENERAL CITY PURPOSES; THAT SAID MILLAGE RATE IS 5.84 PERCENT (5.84%) LESS THAN THE ROLL-BACK RATE COMPUTED IN ACCORDANCE WITH F.S. 200.065 (1); PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE. All members of the public are encouraged to attend and participate in said Hearing. The proposed ordinance may be inspected in its entirety by members of the public at the Of ce of the City Clerk during normal business hours, Mon-Fri, 8:00 AM-4:30 PM, except for holidays. 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. Please contact City Administration at 863-763-3372, or website cityofokeechobee.com, to obtain a copy of the agenda. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990 persons needing special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact the City Clerk’s Of ce at 863-763-3372 for assistance. by: James E. Kirk, Mayor Lane Gamiotea, CMC, City Clerk 426370 ON 9/14/2012 ApartmentsKINGS BAY Nice Twnhs. 2 br/1ba, Tiled oors. Inclds Water. $675/mo. + dep. Pool & Tennis Court. 863-763-7030 or 561-358-8128. Studio Apartment Located on Rim Canal. Dock access for boat. $580 monthly, includes cable, internet & elec. Call 561-853-6669 Business PlacesRESTAURANT & BAR 6,000 sq. ft. Located SE 441 & 15B. 200+ seating turn key operation. Plus 3bd/1ba House. Call for more information. $379,000 (561)662-2202 or (561)-662-3169 Commercial PropertyOKEECHOBEE 3 units avail., 600 sq ft, 1800 sq ft, and 2500 sq ft, in strip mall, 1 block from main intersection, call 863-634-7994 for pricing. Condos/Townhouses RentCLEWISTON 2BR/2BA, Bass & Sun Condo. Pool. Tennis Courts. Boat Ramp. On canal view lake view/access. Furnished. Tile oors. All appl’s including W&D. $950/month. 305-360-2236.cmbultra@terranova.net Houses Rent$599/ 3 brBEST V ALUE 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 A pprox 12 minutes Northeast of town center. CBS Home 3/2 with a den and car garage. $1050 a month. (954) 303-9804. House for Rent 3/2 Garage, porch, NO pets. 2874 33rd Ave. Basswood 1st, last, $800 deposit. Call Rafael 561-683-9754 IN TOWN OKEE 2 Br./1 Ba.,. W/D hookup, lawn serv., Non smkg. Envrnmt. Small pet ok. $700 month. 1st, last, & $300 security. Call 941-504-3954. OKEE 2bd/1ba Clean CBS House, furnished, enclosed porch, w/d, large yard ,by 15-B. $700 mo. plus security. Call 786-201-0306 Houses RentKINGS BAY 2/2 CBS home w/single car garage. $800/month includes lawn care but not utilities. First, last, $500 security, and references required. Nonsmoking and pets negotiable. Call 863-467-1691 ask for Eddie or Beth for more info. OKEE 2br 1ba w/central AC and appls. 310 NE 4th Ave. $700/mo. 1st, last & $500 sec req. (863)467-5965. OKEECHOBEE 3BR/ 1BA Duplex, W/D hookup, central a/c & heat. $625 mo. + $500 sec. (863)763-4414. For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Houses SaleOwner Financing3 bdrm 2 bath house on 1 acre $3,500.00 down $931.42 a month. Call Beverley 863-634-2820 Open HouseOPEN HOUSE 2503 SW 22nd Circle East, Okeechobee, Oak Lake Estates. Sat. 9/15, 10am-1pm Sun. 9/16, 2-4pm 4BR/3BA, 2 story, pool, fenced yard, on small lake, 1 acre. Short Sale. Kimberly 561-262-9834. Siebrecht Properties Inc. For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Mobile Home Rent2Bedroom/ 1Bath Clean, includes lawn care & sewer. 3731 SE 25th St. in T.I. $550 monthly, $500 Dep. Call 863-467-1308 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 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 HomeSaleMobile Home For Sale 2/1 on 4 lots (100x108) Kissimmee River Estates Okeechobee, $5,000 down, $500 a month for 62 months. 863-610-0158 Palm Harbor Homes 4/2 From 499 Mo Loaded 3/2 From 399 Mo Loaded Homes on Your Lot 0 Down 800-622-2832 REDUCED Kissimmee River Estates 14x60, Mobile Home,Enclosed Fl. Room, Completely Remod.,Fully Furnished, 2br/1 1/2 ba. 3 Lots Must See! 17513 Brinkerhoff Lane $39,000 Call 317-491-7821 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 Fifth Wheels1999 Holiday Rambler 33 ft long 5th wheel w/2 slide outs complete w/queen bdrm, split bath,2a/c’s, w/d much more. Good condition $6,500 863-634-8331 For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Automobiles1979 Ford Red Ranchero, GT 381 V8, $2,600 OBO. 1966 Buick Electra Conv., 425 V8, $12,000 OBO Kissimmee River Estates Call 863-610-0158 Four WheelDrive1989 JEEP WRANGLER SAHARA alloy wheels, bucket seats, air conditioning, CD, 5-speed, four wheel drive $5,700 /or best offer (863)357-5986 When doing those chores is doing you in, its time to look for a helper in the classifieds. Love the earth Recycle your used items by selling them in the classifieds. CHANGE IN DATES OF REGULAR CITY COUNCIL MEETING NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Sept. 18, 2012, City of Okeechobee City Council Meeting has been cancelled. The Regular Meeting and Final Budget Public Hearing will be on Tues., September 25, 2012, 6 PM or as soon thereafter as possible, at City Hall, 55 SE 3rd Ave, Rm 200, Okeechobee, FL. The public is invited and encouraged to attend. Contact City Administration at 863-763-3372, or website www.cityofokeechobee.com, to obtain a copy of the agenda. 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 City Clerk’s Of ce at 863-763-3372 for assistance. by: James E. Kirk, Mayor Lane Gamiotea, CMC, City Clerk 426176 ON 9/14/12 For more listings, go to www.newszap.com 15 Okeechobee News September 14, 2012 ACROSS 1 Lexington and Concord fighters 11 XXXV years after the creation of the original Magna Carta 15 Apple consumers? 16 River through Lake Brienz 17 Start of an aptly expressed linguistic observation 19 Duplicated 20 Roma road 21 Word with sharp or trouble 23 Hand 24 Leagues: Abbr. 25 Like performances by the Wallendas 27 Place to build 28 Flying need 30 Is down with 31 Observation, part2 32 Source of support 35 Its about 325 miles east of Texass H-Town, with theŽ 36 Return of the JediŽ dancer 37 Like Cologne and vicinity 39 Condescend 40 Fowl with a showy mate 41 Herbal drink 43 BewitchedŽ witch 44 Place with swinging doors 45 End of the observation 49 Abbr. on folk song sheet music 50 Listed 51 They have their pluses and minuses 52 Fabled tortoises trait DOWN 1 Bud 2 First name in tyranny 3 Checkup charges 4 Inviting words before Want to come over?Ž 5 Mystical decks 6 Vacant 7 Dangerous snake 8 Darn 9 Mendes of HitchŽ 10 It may be a scoop 11 Hitched 12 Plots 13 Words to live by 14 The Merry WidowŽ operettist 18 Latin term usually abbreviated 21 Window part 22 Early Chinese dynasty 25 Canadian young adult fiction author McClintock 26 Nice summers 28 Numbers in a corner, often 29 Texters amused syllables 31 Mexican bread 32 What an asterisk may indicate 33 Lotion additive 34 City WSW of Sacramento 35 Lays eyes on 36 Armchair partner 37 Hall of Fame defensive back Mel 38 Like hell 39 EddaŽ author __ Sturluson 40 Coat opening? 41 Volcanic fluid 42 Perjurers admission 44 Melrose PlaceŽ actor 46 Explosive initials 47 __ judicata: decided case 48 Some alarmrespondents: Abbr. 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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 2012 / 2013All dates, artists and programs subject to change. Titanic: The Musical The Living Christmas Tree The Lowe Family Christmas Spectacular The Great American Songbook Juan Siddi Flamenco Ernie Haase & Signature Sound Cirque Zuma Zuma Fiddler on the Roof Rave On! The Buddy Holly Experience Neil Simons Biloxi Blues TAP The Show! The Wizard of Oz Street Beat, Inc. 1977 College Drive | Belle Glade SPAIN RUSSIA TRANS-ATLANTIC AMERICA NASHVILLEBUY TICKETS @ www.dollyhand.org BOX OFFICE 561.993.1160 AFRICA 3 Going Out: A Guide to Area Entertainment and Attractions September 2012 In 1983, the Center opened its doors to the students of the Glades communities w ith the Theatre for Schools program. Now called the CAFE series (Cultural A rts for Education), this program usually serves over 18,500 students per year and is o ered at almost no cost to the students. In 1995, the DHCAC held its rst w eek-long residency program with the Missoula Children’s Theatre. Local children audition for approximately 50 roles and in just ve days, they present a fully-choreographed musical production. Other week-long residencies h ave included Ballet Folklorico “Quetzalli” de V eracruz, the Caribbean Dance Company of the Virgin Islands, Japanese storyteller Kuniko Yamamoto, and the Kahurangi Maori Dance Theatre of New Zealand. In addition to the Center’s annual professional series, the DHCAC has been able to o er a number of special programs through partnerships with organizations like the Norton Museum of A rt, The Kravis Center for the Performing Arts, Palm Beach Opera, VSA Florida – Palm Beach County, the Argentinean A rts Organization, the Army Field Band J azz Ambassadors and the New Gardens Band, to name a few. Over the years, numerous local community businesses, organizations, schools and non-pro ts have partnered with the DHCAC for performances, pageants, recitals, meetings, and other activities, truly making it a center for the community.The 31st seasonThe 2012-2013 will bring a wide variety of entertainment to the DHCAC. The Professional Guest Artist Series will feature “Titanic: The Musical” in November; The Lowe Family Christmas Spectacular in December; Matt Davenport And AMA’s The Great American Songbook and Juan Siddi Flamenco in January; Ernie Haase and Signature Sound and Cirque Zuma Zuma (cover photo), and “Fiddler on the Roof” in February; R ave On: The Buddy Holly Experience and “Biloxi Blues” in March and TAP: The Show in April. The Family Series will include the Missoula Children’s Theatre’s “Wizard of Oz” and Street Beat Inc. in May. The CAFE (Cultural Arts for Education) Series will include Harry, The Dirty Dog; Sleeping Beauty; Martha Speaks; Vote!; Let’s Go Science; Guess How Much I Love You; Bunnicula; Freckleface Strawberry; Click, Clack Moo; Wizard of Oz; Doktor Kaboom; Huck and Tom; Street Beat, Inc.; Aesop’s Dinosaur Fables; and, Ramona Quimby.Art ExhibitsThe Dolly Hand Cultural Arts Center’s spacious Grand Hall often plays home to visual art exhibits by local artists. Exhibits take place in conjunction with Guest Artist Series performances. The Grand Hall is open Monday Thursday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Friday 9 a.m. to noon and one hour before all performances. Other viewing times available upon request. To inquire about exhibiting artwork in the Grand Hall, contact Leigh Woodham at 561-993-1160. The exhibit from Sept. 4 Oct. 4 will be a Torry Island Wildlife EcoArt Project. In November, the hall will feature the annual Festival of Trees.TicketingThe box o ce is located at the southeastern corner of the building, 1977 S.W. College Drive, Belle Glade. Box O ce Hours are: Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Friday 9 a.m. to noon. The box o ce also opens one hour prior to performances. Groups are welcome, with discounts available for all performances. Please call the o ce at 561-993-1160 for more information. More information is also available online at www.palmbeachstate.edu.theatre/dollyhand. For directions to the theatre, see page 4. DHCACContinued From Page 2 Special to Going Out/ DHCACThe Dolly Hand Cultural Arts Center will present the Lowe Family Christmas Special in December.

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 4 Going Out: A Guide to Area Entertainment and Attractions September 2012 Special to Going OutThe Firehouse Theatre in LaBelle is housed in the Firehouse Cultural Center. LABELLE—The Firehouse Community Theatre located in LaBelle, Florida has been providing a unique cultural experience in our area for over 20 years. The theatre is located three blocks north from the intersection of State Road 29 and State Road 80 in LaBelle in what w as the old LaBelle rehouse. The 2012-2013 season line up will include: “Dial M for Murder,” Oct. 22-28 and Nov. 2-4; “The Nutcracker,” Nov. 30-Dec. 2 and Dec. 7-9; “Juke Box Jive,” Jan. 11-13 and 18-21; “Steel Magnolias,” Feb. 15-17 and 22-24; and, “Nice People Dancing to Good Country Music,” March 15-17 and 22-24. Productions are Friday and Saturday nights at 7 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. Patrons are advised to arrive 30 minutes before the show, as the shows start promptly on time. Tickets are $14 at the door or $12 if prepaid in advance. For additional information, please email at info@ rehousecommunitytheatre.com or call 863-675-3066. Firehouse Theatre in LaBelle plans new season OKEECHOBEE—Season tickets are now available for all three shows to be presented by the Okeechobee Community Theatre in its 34th year of producing Broadway-style musicals, comedies and dramas for local audiences. Patrons who purchase season subscriptions h ave the chance to reserve the best seats before they go on sale to the general public, plus they s ave nearly 25 percent o the regular box o ce price. The season begins in November, with “The Marvelous Wonderettes,” a nostalgic musical comedy which includes 30 memorable hit songs from the fties and sixties. It will be followed on the rst weekend in December by “Friday Night at the Philco,” a program made up of three individual vignettes—a humorous police drama, a classic dark comedy from the 1930s, and a holiday-themed musical comedy-variety show. The season climax in March will be a production of Neil Simon’s wildly popular male comedy, “The Odd Couple.” Reserved seats for all three season shows may be purchased for $28, which represents an $8 savings o the $12 single-seat ticket price. Season subscriptions are available only through Oct. 4. Single show tickets will not go on sale until Oct. 8. All shows are presented in the theatre on S.W. Second Avenue at Seventh Street, one block west of Golden Corral Restaurant. Tickets may be charged to VISA, MasterCard or Discover, by calling 863-7631307. Information on how to purchase tickets by check can be obtained on the theatre website, http://okeecommunitytheatre.com. The Okeechobee Community Theatre is a non-pro t organization of local adults and young people who enjoy producing Broadway-style musicals, comedies and dramas for local audiences. It is a member of the Florida Theatre Conference, and the American Association of Community Theatre. For further information on the theatre and its activities, call Ron or Jacque Hayes at 863-763-1307. Okeechobee Community Theatre 2012-2013 season tickets on sale From Clewiston: Take U.S. 27 south to the intersection of State Road 80 in South Bay. Turn left (east) onto State Road 80. Travel approximately 2 miles to tra c light, at SR 715. Turn left (north) onto SR 715. Travel 1 mile, the college is on the left. The campus sign is at the entrance to the campus. Turn right onto the Palm Beach State College/Glades campus. The left fork in the campus road leads to the Dolly Hand Cultural Arts Center. The right fork leads to the Administration/Instruction building. The trip takes approximately 30 minutes. From LaBelle: Take SR 80 east to U.S. 27 south (SR80 & U.S. 27 are together). Continue into South Bay. Turn left at the only stop light in South Bay. Turn left at the next light (SR 715) and another left at the Palm Beach State College/Glades campus sign. In the driveway, turn left to go to the theatre. The trip takes approximately 1 hour. From Okeechobee: Take U.S. 441 south through Canal Point. Here, it will jog to the left and then turn right at the tra c light. In Pahokee, the road will again jog to the left and turn right at the tra c light. You are now also on SR 715. After you go through another light, the Dolly Hand is 3.3 miles ahead on the right. Turn at the Palm Beach State College/Glades campus sign and then make a quick left to drive in front of the theatre. The entire trip takes approximately 1 hour. From 1-95: Exit at Southern Boulevard. The exit south of Southern is Forest Hill Blvd. The exit north of Southern is Belvedere Blvd. Go west for approximately 40 miles. About 10 miles west you will continue past State Road 7, through Royal Palm Beach, and past Lion Country Safari on your right. Once you pass Lion Country Safari, the landscape becomes agricultural land. Stay on this road, State Road 80, until you reach Belle Glade. At the rst tra c light (SR 15 county o ce buildings will be on your left just east of the light), follow the sign for the College and continue straight ahead. The road narrows to two lanes once you go through the light. At the light, turn left onto SR 715. Continue through the business area for 3.5 miles. The Palm Beach State College/Glades Campus is on your right. The campus sign is at the entrance to the campus. Turn right onto the Glades campus. The left fork in the campus road leads to the Dolly Hand Cultural Arts Center. The trip takes approximately 55 minutes. From Florida Turnpike: Exit at Southern Blvd. Go west on Southern Blvd. through Royal Palm Beach, and past signs for Lion Country Safari. Once you pass Lion Country Safari, the landscape becomes agricultural. Stay on this road, State Road 80, until you reach Belle Glade. At the rst tra c light (SR 15 county o ce buildings will be on your left just east of the light), follow the sign for Palm Beach State College and continue straight ahead. The road narrows to two lanes once you go through the light. At the caution light, turn left onto SR 715. Continue through the business area for 3.5 miles. The Glades campus is on your right. The campus sign is at the entrance to the campus. Turn right onto the Glades campus. The left fork in the campus road leads to the Dolly Hand Cultural Arts Center. It is approximately 45 miles from the turnpike to Belle Glade. Directions to the Dolly Hand Cultural Arts Center Special to Going OutJuan Siddi Flamenco will perform at the Dolly Hand Cultural Arts Center in January 2013.

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 4 Going Out: A Guide to Area Entertainment and Attractions September 2012 Special to Going OutThe Firehouse Theatre in LaBelle is housed in the Firehouse Cultural Center. LABELLE—The Firehouse Community Theatre located in LaBelle, Florida has been providing a unique cultural experience in our area for over 20 years. The theatre is located three blocks north from the intersection of State Road 29 and State Road 80 in LaBelle in what w as the old LaBelle rehouse. The 2012-2013 season line up will include: “Dial M for Murder,” Oct. 22-28 and Nov. 2-4; “The Nutcracker,” Nov. 30-Dec. 2 and Dec. 7-9; “Juke Box Jive,” Jan. 11-13 and 18-21; “Steel Magnolias,” Feb. 15-17 and 22-24; and, “Nice People Dancing to Good Country Music,” March 15-17 and 22-24. Productions are Friday and Saturday nights at 7 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. Patrons are advised to arrive 30 minutes before the show, as the shows start promptly on time. Tickets are $14 at the door or $12 if prepaid in advance. For additional information, please email at info@ rehousecommunitytheatre.com or call 863-675-3066. Firehouse Theatre in LaBelle plans new season OKEECHOBEE—Season tickets are now available for all three shows to be presented by the Okeechobee Community Theatre in its 34th year of producing Broadway-style musicals, comedies and dramas for local audiences. Patrons who purchase season subscriptions h ave the chance to reserve the best seats before they go on sale to the general public, plus they s ave nearly 25 percent o the regular box o ce price. The season begins in November, with “The Marvelous Wonderettes,” a nostalgic musical comedy which includes 30 memorable hit songs from the fties and sixties. It will be followed on the rst weekend in December by “Friday Night at the Philco,” a program made up of three individual vignettes—a humorous police drama, a classic dark comedy from the 1930s, and a holiday-themed musical comedy-variety show. The season climax in March will be a production of Neil Simon’s wildly popular male comedy, “The Odd Couple.” Reserved seats for all three season shows may be purchased for $28, which represents an $8 savings o the $12 single-seat ticket price. Season subscriptions are available only through Oct. 4. Single show tickets will not go on sale until Oct. 8. All shows are presented in the theatre on S.W. Second Avenue at Seventh Street, one block west of Golden Corral Restaurant. Tickets may be charged to VISA, MasterCard or Discover, by calling 863-7631307. Information on how to purchase tickets by check can be obtained on the theatre website, http://okeecommunitytheatre.com. The Okeechobee Community Theatre is a non-pro t organization of local adults and young people who enjoy producing Broadway-style musicals, comedies and dramas for local audiences. It is a member of the Florida Theatre Conference, and the American Association of Community Theatre. For further information on the theatre and its activities, call Ron or Jacque Hayes at 863-763-1307. Okeechobee Community Theatre 2012-2013 season tickets on sale From Clewiston: Take U.S. 27 south to the intersection of State Road 80 in South Bay. Turn left (east) onto State Road 80. Travel approximately 2 miles to tra c light, at SR 715. Turn left (north) onto SR 715. Travel 1 mile, the college is on the left. The campus sign is at the entrance to the campus. Turn right onto the Palm Beach State College/Glades campus. The left fork in the campus road leads to the Dolly Hand Cultural Arts Center. The right fork leads to the Administration/Instruction building. The trip takes approximately 30 minutes. From LaBelle: Take SR 80 east to U.S. 27 south (SR80 & U.S. 27 are together). Continue into South Bay. Turn left at the only stop light in South Bay. Turn left at the next light (SR 715) and another left at the Palm Beach State College/Glades campus sign. In the driveway, turn left to go to the theatre. The trip takes approximately 1 hour. From Okeechobee: Take U.S. 441 south through Canal Point. Here, it will jog to the left and then turn right at the tra c light. In Pahokee, the road will again jog to the left and turn right at the tra c light. You are now also on SR 715. After you go through another light, the Dolly Hand is 3.3 miles ahead on the right. Turn at the Palm Beach State College/Glades campus sign and then make a quick left to drive in front of the theatre. The entire trip takes approximately 1 hour. From 1-95: Exit at Southern Boulevard. The exit south of Southern is Forest Hill Blvd. The exit north of Southern is Belvedere Blvd. Go west for approximately 40 miles. About 10 miles west you will continue past State Road 7, through Royal Palm Beach, and past Lion Country Safari on your right. Once you pass Lion Country Safari, the landscape becomes agricultural land. Stay on this road, State Road 80, until you reach Belle Glade. At the rst tra c light (SR 15 county o ce buildings will be on your left just east of the light), follow the sign for the College and continue straight ahead. The road narrows to two lanes once you go through the light. At the light, turn left onto SR 715. Continue through the business area for 3.5 miles. The Palm Beach State College/Glades Campus is on your right. The campus sign is at the entrance to the campus. Turn right onto the Glades campus. The left fork in the campus road leads to the Dolly Hand Cultural Arts Center. The trip takes approximately 55 minutes. From Florida Turnpike: Exit at Southern Blvd. Go west on Southern Blvd. through Royal Palm Beach, and past signs for Lion Country Safari. Once you pass Lion Country Safari, the landscape becomes agricultural. Stay on this road, State Road 80, until you reach Belle Glade. At the rst tra c light (SR 15 county o ce buildings will be on your left just east of the light), follow the sign for Palm Beach State College and continue straight ahead. The road narrows to two lanes once you go through the light. At the caution light, turn left onto SR 715. Continue through the business area for 3.5 miles. The Glades campus is on your right. The campus sign is at the entrance to the campus. Turn right onto the Glades campus. The left fork in the campus road leads to the Dolly Hand Cultural Arts Center. It is approximately 45 miles from the turnpike to Belle Glade. Directions to the Dolly Hand Cultural Arts Center Special to Going OutJuan Siddi Flamenco will perform at the Dolly Hand Cultural Arts Center in January 2013.

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 BRIGHTON SEMINOLE CASINO Highway 721 west of Lake Okeechobee on the Brighton Seminole Indian Reservation17735 Reservation Road Okeechobee, FL 349741.800.360.9875seminolebrightoncasino.comNEW NON-SMOKING SLOT AREA!Details at Seminole Players Club. Must be 21 or older and a Players Club member to participate. Management reserves the right to change or cancel at any time. If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, please call 1 .888.ADMIT.IT.Like us on Facebook From TVs American Pickers Free Show at 7pm € Doors open at 5pm € Friday, September 28 Buyers on Hand. Looking for coins, jewelry, collectibles and more*! Limited 2 items per person.NO BINGOON FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 28*Must be able to carry in items for appraisal. Limited to (2) two items per player. Limited Seating Available. First come, “rst serve. Limited appraisers and time for appraisal. 5 Going Out: A Guide to Area Entertainment & Attractions September 2012 Sept. 28 Free Meet & Greet with American Pickers’ Frank Fritz; Sept. 29 Giveaway of a 2012 Chevy CorvetteOKEECHOBEE—Experience sizzling summer fun at Seminole Casino Brighton all month long! On Friday, Sept. 28, Frank Fritz, from History Channel’s hit reality series American Pickers, will meet and greet fans and appraise their treasured items for free. On Saturday, Sept. 29, one lucky player will win a 2012 Chevy Corvette. Earn entries beginning Sept. 1, and then get ready to put the ‘joy’ in joy ride. As part of Frank Fritz’s American Riches Road Tour, fans are encouraged to gather items that they think might be of interest, value or h ave a great story related to them (like old coins, gold, silver, j ewelry, dolls, military artifacts, vintage signs, atware, dish sets and candlesticks). Seasoned buyers will be on hand o ering cash for guests’ valuables. Fans may also h ave the chance to go on stage and make a deal with Fritz. Doors open at 5 p.m. The free show starts at 7 p.m. Must be 21 years of age or older and a Player’s Club member to attend. On Friday, Sept. 14 through Sunday, Sept. 16, guests will also enjoy a special A sian-inspired menu at Josiah. Experience a taste of the Orient! Appetizers include Crab Ragoon, Fried Dumplings, Spring Rolls and Spare Ribs. Featured house specialties include Shrimp Egg Foo Young, Prawns in Chili Sauce, Seared Teriyaki Salmon with Blackened Sesames and other tantalizing entrees. Other classic favorites include Wonton Soup, Sweet & Sour Chicken, Stir Fry Beef, Shrimp Fried Rice and Pork Lo-Mein. Come try bingo on Fridays in September, with free bingo games at 3 p.m. as players compete to win a share of $1,000 in casino free play prizes. No bingo will be played on Friday, Sept. 28. Tuesdays, from 10:30 a.m. to noon, visitors 55 and older will get a free bag lunch, while supplies last. On Wednesdays, from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m., visitors 55 and older will get a free breakfast, while supplies last. The free bag lunch and breakfast o ers are open to new or returning Player’s Club members. Not a member? It’s free to join, so sign up today. As always, there is free bus transportation from the Hampton Inn in Okeechobee at 1200 State Road 70. On Tuesdays and Fridays, the bus picks up at 10:30 a.m. It departs the casino at 5:30 p.m. On Wednesdays and Thursdays, the bus picks up at 2:15 p.m. and departs at 7:30 p.m. See the Player’s Club for promotion details.About Seminole Casino Brighton Seminole Casino Brighton is a 27,000square-foot casino with 405-slot and gaming machines, a seven-table poker room, high-stakes bingo action and Josiah, a full-service restaurant and lounge. Its warm and friendly sta ultra-modern air-conditioning system, clean atmosphere and rewarding casino promotions are a welcome alternative to big-city gaming. The casino also recently opened a new area with 30 slots for those who prefer to play slot machines in a smokefree environment. The Seminole Casino Brighton is located on the Brighton Seminole Reservation, 17735 Reservation Road, (State Road 721) in Glades County. For more information, call toll-free 800360-9875 or 863-467-9998. Or visit www. seminolebrightoncasino.com. Sizzling summer fun at Seminole Casino Brighton Special to Going OutFrank Fritz from the American Pickers TV show will visit Brighton on Sept. 28.

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 6 Going Out: A Guide to Area Entertainment and Attractions September 2012 The Indian River State College Performing and Visual Arts Department is announcing their 2012-13 lineup of shows and performances for the season. Those who appreciate theater, comedy and musical performance will want to catch all of the McAlpin OnStage shows and performances for the Fall 2012/ Spring 2013 season. Season subscriptions for the nine-show series are now available for just $90 and the option to purchase additional shows for just $10. Included in the nine-show McAlpin Onstage series, are two big musicals and a drama that the audience won’t want to miss; “Cat on A Hot Tin Roof” runs Nov. 1-3, “Ragtime” Dec. 6-8 and “Chicago” Feb. 14-16. This is the rst season that the Performing and Visual Arts Department has selected two musicals as part of the series. The season starts Oct. 11, with the Variety Concert “Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Blue,” featuring the IRSC Jazz Ensemble, Jazz Combo and the “Company” Singers. The show will feature a diverse medley of favorites from the golden ages to the eclectic present with jazz to pop, contemporary and more. The full OnStage season includes: the variety concert “Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Blue” October 11-13; “Cat on A Hot Tin Roof” November 1-3; “McAlpin Music” November 15-17; the musical “Ragtime” December 6-9; the musical “Chicago” Feb. 14-17; “Dearly Departed” Feb. 28 to March 2; the variety concert “And Now, for Something Completely Di erent” March 14-16 “Just Dance!” April 4-6; and “McAlpin Music” April 18-20. The nine-show subscription series is on sale now for just $90. Subscription holders can purchase tickets to additional McAlpin shows, not part of the series, for $10 or less for each show. Individual tickets for all shows are $15. IRSC shares the Arts ‘OnStage’ with their 2012-13 Season PERFORMING A RTS The Living Christmas Tree B E L L E G L A D E — T h e D o l l y H a n d C u l t u r a l A r t s C e n t e r i s p l a n BELLE GLADE—The Dolly Hand Cultural Arts Center is plann i n g t h e i r a n n u a l L i v i n g C h r i s t m a s T r e e R e h e a r s a l s a r e u n d e r w a y ning their annual Living Christmas Tree. Rehearsals are under way o n M o n d a y s f r o m 7 t o 8 : 1 5 p m a t t h e D H C A C f o r a d u l t s B e g i n n i n g on Mondays, from 7 to 8:15 p.m. at the DHCAC for adults. Beginning O c t 6 c h i l d r e n ’ s r e h e a r s a l s w i l l b e h e l d a t t h e U n i t e d M e t h o d i s t Oct. 6, children’s rehearsals will be held at the United Methodist C h u r c h i n B e l l e G l a d e J u s t c o m e r e a d y t o s i n g P u b l i c p e r f o r m a n c e s Church in Belle Glade. Just come ready to sing. Public performances w i l l b e D e c 1 a n d 2 F o r m o r e i n f o r m a t i o n c a l l 5 6 1 9 9 3 1 1 6 0 o r e m a i l will be Dec. 1 and 2. For more information call 561-993-1160 or email D e b b i e a t b o w l e s d @ p a l m b e a c h s t a t e e d u Debbie at bowlesd@palmbeachstate.edu.Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something BlueFORT PIERCE—The Indian River State College Jazz Ensembles, Jazz Combo and “company” singers will perform a diverse medley of favorites from pop to jazz, contemporary and more on Thursday, Oct. 11 at 8 p.m., Friday, Oct. 12 at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.; and, Saturday, Oct. 13 at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. in the McAlpin Theatre, 3209 Virginia Avenue, Fort Pierce. For information, contact the box o ce at 1-800220-9915 or email boxo ce@irsc.edu.Edison Pops @ SunsetFORT MYERS—The Edison Pops @ Sunset concert is planned for the Lee County Campus grounds on Saturday, Oct. 27. This year Edison State College celebrates 50 years in Southwest Florida with special guests, American English, The Complete Beatles Tribute band and the Edison Pops Orchestra. Described as one of the most authentic tribute bands in the country, American English performs songs that span the entire career of The Beatles from 1963-1970. The band replicates every musical detail including costume changes, vintage instruments and special e ects. American English magically creates “The Complete Beatles Tribute!” The gates open at 5 p.m. and the concert begins at 7 p.m. For more information go online, to www.edisonpops. com or call Reba Singleton at 239-489-9286.Cat on a Hot Tin RoofFORT PIERCE– The Pollitt family has gathered to celebrate their patriarch “Big Daddy’s” birthday. The tone is right, but the mood is somber. Sins of the past, greedy hopes for the future, and a desperate eagerness not to believe the truths that surround them make this play a delicately wrought exercise in human communication. The play will be presented in the Indian River State College McAlpin Theatre, 3209 Virginia Avenue in Fort Pierce, Nov. 1, 2 and 3. For information, contact the box o ce at 1-800-220-9915 or email boxo ce@irsc.edu. Plays, concerts, and more ... Special to Going OutThe Living Christmas Tree is the Dolly Hand Cultural Arts Center’s traditional “kick-off” for the holiday season.

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 7 Going Out: A Guide to Area Entertainment & Attractions September 2012 Reflections Across TimeCLEWISTON—The Ah-Tah-Thi-Ki Museum of the Seminole Tribe of Florida will debut Re ections Across Time: Seminole Portraits, a new exhibit that will contrast the historical interpretation of Seminole warriors by artists of the past with those of today’s Seminole artists. The exhibit was organized by the Patricia and Phillip Frost Art Museum at Florida International Univ ersity (FIU) with loaned art from the National Portrait Gallery and the National Museum of American Art in W ashington, D.C. Curator Annette B. Fromm relates, “Re ections A cross Time: Seminole Portraits explores topics related to Native American portraiture, speci cally focusing upon the Florida Seminole. The center piece is George Catlin’s enigmatic portrait of Seminole warrior, or tastanagi, Osceola, one of the most recognized nineteenth-century Seminole leaders. This exhibit brings together a signi cant collection of original artwork and ethnographic pieces.” The Exhibit opened Sept. 6 and will be on display through Nov. 4, 2012 at Ah-Tah-Thi-Ki and then will travel to the Frost Art Museum in Miami, Florida from Nov. 17, 2012 through Jan. 13, 2013. The Ah-Tah-Thi-Ki Museum is on Big Cypress Seminole Indian Reservation, 34725 West Boundary Road, Clewiston, (north of Interstate 75 o of Exit 49). A dam Bryant Memorial Mini Regatta OKEECHOBEE—Come out and see the wildest boat race you will ever lay eyes on in Okeechobee’s Second A dam Bryant Minimal Regatta Homemade Boat Race. This year’s regatta will be held at C. Scott Driver Park, 10100 West Hwy. 78, Okeechobee on Saturday, Oct. 6, w ith races set to start at 9 a.m. Sponsors/racers dinner and mandatory check-in will be held on Friday, Oct. 5, beginning at 4 p.m. with dinner to start at 5 p.m. Additional dinner tickets will be available for purchase for only $5 and the public is encouraged to come and enjoy the fun. Show o your boat building skills by building your v essel from just one 4’ x 8’sheet of 1/4” luan plywood, 24’ of 2’ x 4’s, one 60-yard roll of duct tape, one pound of screws and No Glue or adhesives at all. Age divisions include several groups including: “Skippers” 15 years and under; “First Mates” 16-49 y ears, “Old Salts” 50 years and older; “Kayak” all ages. If your boat is 10 feet long or greater, and has the general appearance and/or shape of a kayak, you will be placed in this class. All funds raised will bene t children’s causes charities. For more information, contact J.D. Mixon at 863634-1778. Visit www.MinimalRegatta.com for more details.Planetarium plans fall showsFORT PIERCE—Kicking o the new Indian River State College Hallstrom Planetarium season is a free Star Party and Open House at the planetarium on Saturday, Sept. 22, from 6 to 9 p.m. at the IRSC Main Campus, 3209 Virginia Avenue, Fort Pierce. The event will feature a preview of the new season’s program, as well as guided tours of the night sky through telescopes (weather permitting), courtesy of the Treasure Coast Astronomical Society. The planetarium’s Starlight Series 2012-2013 begins Oct. 19 with the galactic show, The Goldilocks Planet. Audiences will join in a search for other earthlike worlds and orbiting distant stars that are “just right” for supporting life. The Goldilocks Planet will be presented on Oct. 19 and 20, Nov. 2 and 3, and Nov. 16 and 17. Planetarium show times are Friday evenings at 7 and 8 p.m. and Saturday afternoons at 1 and 2 p.m. Tickets are $3 each and may be purchased at the IRSC Box O ce at the McAlpin Fine Arts Center or by calling 1-800-220-9915 with VISA, Discover, American Express, or MasterCard or visit www.irsc.edu. Planetarium shows are recommended for adults and for children over the age of four. The Hallstrom planetarium’s temperature is maintained at 72 degrees and visitors may want to bring a light jacket or sweater. Junior rodeo planned in OkeechobeeOKEECHOBEE—The Florida Junior Rodeo Association will hold a rodeo on Sept. 22 and 23 at the Okeechobee Agri-Civic Center. This association is for kids ages 5-14. There will be Barrel Racing, Bareback Bronc Riding, Chute Dogging, Steer Riding, Tie Down Calf Roping, Breakaway, Goat Tying, Pole Bending and Cutting. For more information, see the web site at www. a ra.com or contact Kay Hickson at 561-996-2298. Rockin’ Rod Car Show and Swap MeetOKEECHOBEE—The ARC of Okeechobee will host the Okeechobee Rockin’ Rod Car Show and Swap Meet on Sunday, Oct. 14 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. This car show will be at the Philippine American Cultural Foundation, 5154 SW 16th Avenue in Okeechobee. They are looking for vendors and sponsors. For more information, check out the website www.okeechobeerockinrodshow.com or contact event chair, Sid Estrada at 863-610-0515, Jeannie Bramlett at 863-261-6594, or event consultant, Chris McArthur at 863-697-8721.Archaeology Lecture SeriesOKEECHOBEE—The Florida Public Archaeology Network and the Okeechobee County Library will present Archaeology Lecture Series, feature Dr. Rachel Wentz, on Thursday evenings, at the library, 206 S.W. 16th St. in Okeechobee. All of the programs start at 5:30 p.m. On Sept. 20, the topic will be “Forensic Anthropology: How the Dead Died.” This program will look at how forensic anthropology helps solve crimes and determine cause of death through the analysis of human skeletal remains. On Oct. 18, the topic will be “Chasing Bones: An Archaeologist’s Pursuit of Skeletons.” Travel with Dr. Wentz from Florida, through Europe, and into the Caribbean as she recounts her experiences learning ho w to analyze human remains to better understand the cultures from which they came. On Nov. 15, the topic will be “Exploring Ancient Florida.” Millions of years ago, the peninsula that would become Florida broke from the west coast of Africa. Since then, its landscape has gone from an African-like savannah to a tropical paradise. Ancient mega-fauna tha t once roamed the forests and grasslands disappeared as humans arrived. See what Florida was like for the earliest Native Americans. On Dec. 16, the topic will be “Life and Death at Windover: Excavations of a 7,000 year old Pond Cemetery.” Explore one of the most ancient, well-preserved archaeological sites in North America. The 7,000-yearold Windover archaeological site was a pond used fo r interment of the dead and produced over 160 individuals whose analyses h ave pro vided insight into the life and death of people during Florida’s Archaic period. For more information, contact the Okeechobee Public Library at 863-763-3536.Rib cook-off in LaBelleLABELLE—Get out of the kitchen and check out the rst ever LaBelle Give Back Rib Cook-O competition Saturday, Sept. 29, at Barron Park in LaBelle. It will showcase participants’ grilling skills and allow them to compete for great prizes and bragging rights. The even t will consist not only of a rib cook-o but kids’ fun zone, various vendors, live music, horseshoe tournament, food and soft drinks. Also at this event Wooton’s airboats will showcase baby panthers and native reptiles. The “kids fun area” will h ave a bounce house, slides and a basketball shooting game among other activities. The event will feature a horseshoe tournament with a cash prize. Mike Cox with Swamp Buggies of Florida will have a custom buggie on display. There will be live music throughout the event! There is still room for coo k teams, vendors and sponsors! If you would like to be involved in this community event (cookers, vendors, sponsors pr horseshoes), please visit their web site a t www.hendrycountygiveback.com or call 863-342-4291. All are welcome and encouraged to participate and enjoy.‘Fun day’ to help Glades County teen injured in gator attackMOORE HAVEN—Glades County teenager Kaleb “Fred” Langdale was swimming in the Caloosahatchee River when he was attacked by an alligator in July. He managed to get away but lost part of his arm in the ght. A bene t fun day fundraiser is set to help the Langdale family with medical expenses. The event is set fo r Oct. 6, at the Chalo Nitka grounds, o U.S. 27 in Moore Haven, and will include lots of fun activities including a rib cook-o cornhole tournament, pie eating contest, live/silent auction with hunting and shing trips. There will be something for everyone with live bands, water slides, bounce house, face painting, buggy rides, cake walks and a dunk tank to test your aim. Entertainment will include the music of Chris MacArthur. The Gator Boys’ alligator show will be noon and the Gator Boys will also participate in a “meet and greet.” For more information, contact Linda Peeples Martin at 863-227-0832. Area special events and celebrations planned ...

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John D. MacArthur Beach State ParkJohn D. MacArthur Beach State Park is located 2.8 miles south of the intersection of U.S.1 and PGA Blvd. on A1A in North Palm Beach. Upcoming events at the park include: • International Coastal Cleanup, Sept. 15, 8 a.m. noon The International Coastal Cleanup is the world’s largest one-day volunteer e ort to clean up the marine environment and John D. MacA rthur Beach State Park is one of the many beaches that has been chosen to host the event. Gloves and trash bags will be provided for all volunteers, as well as event T-shirts (while supplies last). Please bring a reusable water bottle to ll up. Keep Palm Beach County Beautiful sponsors this event. For more information, please visit their web site at http:// w ww.keeppbcbeautiful.org. To register for this event, call Art at 561)-776-7449, ext. 109. • Bluegrass Music Untold Riches, Saturday, Sept. 16, 1 to 4 p.m. Nathan Rich and the “Untold Riches” bring their foot-stompin’ and hand-clappin’ bluegrass music to the park’s amphitheater. J ust sit back and enjoy the music in Palm Beach County’s most beautiful setting. The concert is free with park admission of $5 per carload. For more information, please call the Ranger Station at 561)6246950. • Bluegrass Music Conch Stomp Band, Oct. 14, from 2 to 4 p.m. Come listen to the Conch Stomp Band play a v ariety of bluegrass songs. The program is fun for all ages. This program is free w ith park admission. For more information, please call the Ranger Station at 561624-6950.Fort Pierce Inlet State ParkFort Pierce Inlet State Park is located four miles east of Fort Pierce, via North Causeway. Upcoming events at the park include: • Third Annual Kids’ Sur ng Clinic, Sept. 22, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Every participant in this free clinic will learn Beach Ecology, Water Safety, Sur ng Etiquette, and basic In-Water Practice. Children (ages 10-16) who are con dent ocean swimmers and interested in learning the basics of sur ng are encouraged to join us for this event. Please call the 772-468-3985 to reserve a spot in this popular clinic. A waiting list will be started after 25 participants h ave r egistered. The program is free with regular park admission. • Celebrate Literacy Month, Sept. 23, from 8 a.m. to sunset. Fort Pierce Inlet State Park invites area youth to celebrate Literacy Month by illustrating their favorite book on the park’s sidewalks. On Sunday, Sept. 23, pre-registered students will receive free entry to the park, a bag of sidewalk chalk and a square of sidewalk to decorate with scenes from their favorite story. Students may register by calling the park at 772-468-3985 and providing their name, school and the name of their favorite book. Come celebrate Literacy Month at Fort Pierce Inlet State Park!Highlands Hammock State ParkHighlands Hammock State Park is located o US 27 on SR 634 (also known as Hammock Road), four miles west of Sebring. Upcoming events at the park include: • National Public Lands Day, Sept, 29, 9 a.m. to noon. Come join sta volunteers and local citizens as we ght the spread of invasive plants in natural habitats of the Lake Wales Ridge.All ages are welcome! Everyone can help! Wear long pants and closed-toed shoes, bring work gloves, bug spray, drinking water & your lunch. Work for one hour or all three. Sta will provide education on invasive plants and removal help. Come as an individual, club or corporate team! Park fees are waived for participants For more information, contact Scott Paterson at 863471-5324 Scott.Paterson@dep.state. .us. •Music in the Park, Oct. 20. The Music in the Park series starts Oct. 20 at sunset with Groovus. Bring lawn chairs or blankets and ashlight. Concerts are outdoors in picnic area. Proceeds bene t park improvements via Friends of Highlands Hammock. Concert admission is $5 per person (accompanied children 12 & under admitted free of charge.) Call 863-386-6094 for more information.Jonathan Dickinson State ParkJonathan Dickinson State Park is o U.S. 1. From the south, on I-95 take Exit 87A go east on Indiantown Road to US 1. Turn left (north) on US 1. Jonathan Dickinson is 5 miles on your left. From the Florida Turnpike take Exit 116 (Jupiter). Go east on Indiantown Road to US 1. Turn left (north) on US 1. Jonathan Dickinson is 5 miles on your left. From the north, on I-95 take Exit 96 go east on Bridge Road to US 1. Turn right (south) on US 1. Jonathan Dickinson is 3 miles on your right. On the Florida Turnpike take Exit 116 (Jupiter). Go east on Indiantown Road to US 1. Turn left (north) on US 1. Jonathan Dickinson is 5 miles on your left. Upcoming events at Jonathan Dickinson State Park include: • Exotic Plant Removal Day, Sept. 29 from 10 a.m. to noon. Join us on September 29, 2012 as we recognize National Public Lands Day by helping remove exotic plants from the park. Volunteers, ages 10 and up, will receive free park admission. To register, please contact the Kimbell Education Center at 561-7455551 or e-mail: Catlin.minnis@dep.state. .us or Libby.reinert@dep.state. .us. • Fire Fest, Oct. 20, from 1 to 9 p.m. Fire Fest is a fun lled, family event promoting prescribed re awareness as well as outdoor recreation, safety awareness, and preserving Florida’s natural areas. In cooperation with the Florida Fores t Service and other local organizations, we hope to educate and inspire with live re demonstrations, hands-on activities, a spooky trail, hayrides, swamp buggy and horse buggy tours, games, bounce houses, music, and fun for all! Families can enjoy a day in the park while learning about the bene ts of prescribed re and its essential role in preserving Florida’s natural resources. Be sure to plan ahead and arrive in time to buy your ride tickets early as they sell out quickly! Food and other refreshments will be available fo r purchase provided by Boy Scout Troops 840 and 888. Additional charges ma y apply for select activities including Hayrides, Swamp Buggy and Horse Bugg y Tours, and the Bounce House and the “Game Alley.” Park admission fee and select activity fees apply. For more information, call 561-745-5551 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 8 Going Out: A Guide to Area Entertainment and Attractions September 2012 Florida State Parks plan special programs and activities Special to Going OutA Roseate Spoonbill feeds in estuary at John D. MacArthur Beach State Park. Special to Going OutRental canoes and kayaks are seen piled up at the park dockat Jonathan Dickinson State Park. Special to Going OutA walkway welcomes visitors to Highlands Hammock State Park.