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Publication Date: 09-23-2012
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Dates or Sequential Designation: Vol. 91, no. 111 (Apr. 20, 2000)-
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Sunday, September 23, 2012 75¢ Plus tax V ol. 103 No. 115 newszap.comFree SpeechFree Ads 15.25 feetLast Year: 10.95 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 GawdaFun with booksFriday, Sept. 21, was Brahmans with Books Day at South Elementary School. Members of the OHS football team read to the students. Khalil Smith (left) and Daniel Nunez (right) read from the book “My Trip to the Farm.” Afterwards the students discussed the story. For more, see page 5. By Eric KoppOkeechobee News A local woman was having some problems with her computer so when she got a telephone call from a man who said he could x her machine, she gave him her credit card number. "Yeah, like a jerk," she said. The purported computer tech then charged her $249. A few days later the retired nurse had to take her computer to a local company to get it xed. And now she not only has to pay to get her machine xed, but she's also trying to get that initial charge removed from her credit card. That initial call came out of the blue on Aug. 9. "The caller said they were with Microsoft and that they were getting error messages and that m y computer had a virus," said the 70-year-old woman, who asked that her identity not be released. "I was having some minor problems with my computer or otherwise I wouldn't have paid them any attention." The man on the phone told her she needed to buy a protection program and he gave her a service code number of 9038. She was told to call 201-285-5200 if she had a problem. That is a New Jersey are a code. When she started having even more trouble with her computer she tried and tried to get help from the Microsoft' caller. But try as she may, she could never get in touch By Eric KoppOkeechobee News According to a spokesman for Okeechobee County, four horses that initially appeared to be underfed are now being cared for and will remain with their owner. Okeechobee County Fire/Rescue Chief David McCain, who is also over Okeechobee Animal Control, said Friday, Sept. 21, that the horses have been checked by a veterinarian and a diet plan has been put into place for the owner of the animals to follow. "Initially, we were bringing hay for the horses and then we turned the feeding over to the owner," said Chief McCain. "Animal control of cers are doing daily visits to mak e sure they are being fed." The chief went on to add tha t Coggins tests have also been per formed on the horses. The owner of the horses wa s arrested by Okeechobee Count y Sheriff's Of ce (OCSO) Deput y Howard Pickering on Sept. 9 an d charged with four misdemeano r counts of animal cruelty. Beside s the four horses, the deputy's repor t pointed out that there were also 3 4 dogs, six hogs, six chickens an d two goats on the property. Since that arrest, animal contro l of cers have gone to the N.E. 301s t Boulevard home and remove d Woman falls victim to computer scam County says horses will be left with ownerStudents enjoy pirate week ... Page 11 Okeechobee News/ Pete GawdaOn Friday morning, Sept. 21, the OHS band gave a concert in the courtyard of South Elementary School. The band, under the direction of Chris LaFlam, gave a program of music they perform at football games. See HORSES — Page 5 Brahmans play Sharks. .. Page 19See SCAM — Page 5

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 FARM & RANCH OWNERSBerger Insurance Services, Inc.800 S. Parrott Ave. € Okeechobee www.BergerInsurance.com(863) 763-6411We can insure your farm property and pasture liability. AŽ rated companies. Call us for a free quote. Always on Top of the JobŽRe-Roofing Specialists€ Metal & Shingle Roofs € Flats & Leaks Repair FREE ESTIMATES863-357-3838State Lic.#CCC1327338 2 Okeechobee News September 23, 2012 Special to the Okeechobee News/ CESStudents of the WeekCentral Elementary Students of the Week of Sept. 10, include: Malia Garces, Georgia Harris, Ingrid Bustos, Peyton Parker, Alyssa Bottari, Kaylie Perry, Alanah Tinajero, Sergio Contreras, Dominic Mazzucco, Alexis Murphy, Hanah Swift, Hubert Jenkins, Ismelda Bustos, Savannah Burdeshaw, Brant Yates, Zachary Atwell, Keyla Albarran, Anthony Mazzucco, Emery Soto, Ruby Garcia, Leslie Cruz, Summer McGlamory, Jeshaun Swanson, Aaliah Bowie, Princess Espinal, Melissa Mojica, Irene Urvina, Jamari Corde, Josef Steiert, Cynthya Sandoval, Moelia Martinez, Haleigh McCabe, Allison Meara and Triston Garney. Today: Mostly cloudy in the morning, then partly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm and a chance of rain. High of 84F. Winds from the NE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 40% with rainfall amounts near 0.5 in. possible. Tonight: Partly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm and a chance of rain in the evening, then mostly cloudy. Fog overnight. Low of 70F. Winds less than 5 mph. Extended ForecastMonday : Overcast. Fog early. High of 86F. Winds from the NNE at 5 to 10 mph. Monday Night : Overcast in the evening, then partly cloudy. Fog overnight. Low of 70F. Winds from the NE at 5 to 10 mph. Tuesday : Overcast with a chance of a thunderstorm and rain in the afternoon. Fog early. High of 84F. Winds from the NE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 40%. Tuesday Night : Mostly cloudy with a chance of rain. Fog overnight. Low of 72F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 20%. Wednesday : Partly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm. High of 84F. Winds from the ENE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 40%. Okeechobee Forecast

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 CDA BAND8pm on the patio! DAILY EVENT CALENDAR Applebee’s Okeechobee 4pm Close Residential Commercial FREE EstimatesRoofing with the name you trust!Licensed and Insured St. Lic. CCC046939Dont make a Mistake! Call Big Lake 863-763-ROOF (7663) & REPAIRSROOFING Movie Tickets: Adults $6.50 • Children 12 & under $5.00 Senior Citizens $5.00 all movies • Matinees $4.50Fri., Sept. 21ST Thurs., Sept. 27THFor Info, Call 763-7202 I: “LAWLESS”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: “TROUBLE WITH THE CURVE”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-13 3 Okeechobee News September 23, 2012 OREA offers holiday ornaments for saleThe Okeechobee Retired Educator’s Association has their 2012 Historical Christmas Ornament for sale. This year the ornament honors the historic Okeechobee City Hall and is available for $15 from any OREA member or contact Gay Carlton, President of OREA at 863-763-5755. Previous year ornaments are also available in limited numbers for $10. The 2008 edition features the Okeechobee County Court House, the 2010 is of the Tantie School House and 2011 was of the FEC train station. Get them while they last! Each year, high school juniors in Glades Electric’s service areas compete for an all expenses paid trip of a lifetime! The Electric Cooperative Y outh Tour, sponsored by the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association, is a week-long tour of Washington D.C. where students from all over the country are brought together to visit national monuments, meet w ith legislators, and learn the history of rural electri cation. This year, GEC was well represented by Luis Rico of Moore Haven High School and Casey Hurst of Okeechobee High School. The Electric Cooperative Youth Tour has brought high school students to Washington, D.C. every June since the late 1950s. Over 40,000 students from rural areas and small towns across America have participated in this unique program. You might ask, “Why do electric cooperatives bring high school students to Washington?” The NRECA believes it is important for students to learn about the political process so they can better interact with their government. Students should walk away from the Youth Tour as better leaders and have a sense that they can make a difference in their communities. The Youth Tour students had the opportunity to explore the beauty and history of our nation’s capitol; they stood upon some of the greatest monuments, and had sitdown conversations with Florida legislators. On National Youth Day, speakers provided insight into the important roles electric cooperatives play in their communities. Casey Hurst said, “I felt it was important to go on this trip because going to our Nation’s Capitol would give me a different view of our county as a whole, away from the chaos of the media-biased elections.” When asked to state his favorite part of the trip, he said, “I was moved by the level of sanctity and respect given by the Honor Guard to our fallen warriors at Arlington National Cemetery. The changing of the guard ceremony is something I will never forget!” He added, “I will de nitely be encouraging the juniors at my school to apply for this trip!” Luis and Casey deserve recognition for the excellent job they did representing; Glades Electric Cooperative, Moore Haven High School and Okeechobee High School, and their families at the 2012 Electric Cooperative Youth Tour. They are well mannered and intelligent young men with bright futures. The Electric Cooperative Youth Tour is another example of GEC’s commitment to the fth cooperative principle; Education, Training, and Information. GEC tries to inform the general public, particularly young people and opinion leaders, about the nature and bene ts of cooperation. Glades Electric Cooperative remains, “Neighbors working for Neighbors.” Glades Electric Coop sends local teens on Youth Tour Luis Rico Casey Hurst Special to the Okeechobee News/ Grand OaksCountry kitchenFlorence Moore, Gretchen Deaton, activities director Jennifer Shatto Dodd, Mildred Cox and Marcella Sweda (left to right) enjoy chocolate chocolate chip muf ns hot from the oven while baking during the Country Kitchen program at Grand Oaks. The program allows residents to create recipes they have enjoyed and mastered over the years.

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Corps releasing water f rom lake Instead of releasing water from Lake Okeechobee to tide, they should b e storing it.  Back ll Weston and Sawgrass like t he Kissimmee and recreate the old s heet ow and storage areas ... problem s olved. Nature had a plan.  Allowing the water to move more s lowly would also give the vegetation t ime to take in the nutrients in the wat er, cleaning the water. The ditches that allow the water to drain quickly are a b ig part of the problem with the water quality. Florida is such a mess when it c omes to the water issues. They’ve been dredging, ditching and draining since the 1890s. And every time the water managers or the Corps x one problem, they c reate new problems.  The people on the coast are not happy about the lake releases. We need a better plan. The Everglades needs that w ater. Why can’t they develop more wat er storage areas south of the lake. Isn’t t hat why Charlie Crist made the deal to b uy some of the U.S. Sugar property?Elections With more local elections coming up, I hope that some organizations host public forums or town hall meetings. W e need a chance to question the local c andidates.  I am so tired of all the campaign ads on television, I have decided to just w atch DVDs until after the election. Galatians 2:6By Tommaso Pasquarella, pastorCornerstone Baptist Church Pride comes from deep within wicked hearts. It comes from your wicked heart and mine, from your evil desires and mine. I know what you are thinking, “Tom, that is judgmental,” but I would say if these words hurt it is because it is true. By the way these words hurt me as much as they hurt you. I do not like to think of my heart being wickedly evil, and I know you would not like it either. “The heart is more deceitful than all else and is desperately sick; Who can understand it?” (Jeremiah 17:9) Pride begins many battles in our lives that need not happen. The same thing happens in the book of Galatians. “But of these who seemed to be somewhat, (whatsoever they were, it maketh no matter to me: God accepteth no man’s person:) for they who seemed to be somewhat in conference added nothing to me” (Galatians 2:6) But to these who seemed to be somewhat. What is the but referring to? Instead of submitting to the lies of these deceivers Paul found an amazing truth. These deceivers though they were somewhat, they thought they were somebody important, they thought they were somebody who needs to be listened to, they wanted to be the teachers and lead people, but they were leading them right back into captivity to a law the Jews could not even keep. This is pride. Where did we see the beginnings of pride? Where have we seen this before? We saw this very thought of pride right back in the garden. Do you remember the scene in the garden? Adam and Eve worked against what God desired of them and did what was right in their own eyes. What is pride? Inordinate self-esteem or conceit. People are so full of themselves that they deal proudly against God. Pride is a dangerous thing. Pride is the whole reason we as a people have fallen into sin. “And when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was pleasant to the eyes, and a tree to be desired to make one wise, she took of the fruit thereof, and did eat, and gave also unto her husband with her; and he did eat.” (Genesis 3:6) The serpent used a very sly tactic, he had Eve question God. He made Eve think that God was hold something back. She saw the tree was good for food. She desired it. She saw it was pleasant to the eyes. It looked good. She saw it could make her wise. It could make her see and be like God. Pride is the sin of the garden and pride is the root problem of all sin. We see this at the tower of Babel. “They said, ‘Come, let us build for ourselves a city, and a tower whose top will reach into heaven, and let us make for ourselves a name, otherwise we will be scattered abroad over the face of the whole earth.’” (Genesis 11:4) These people went against God’s plan, because I guess they knew better, and wanted to make a name for themselves. Is this not the de nition of pride? Why do some look at porn? Pride! Why do some think another woman is better? Pride! Sin is about pleasing self and dealing proudly against God. This is the problem these false teachers had, they were dealing proudly against God and wanted to bring people into captivity to the rules instead of loving God and living out what is right. “From which some having swerved have turned aside unto vain jangling; From this pure love some have swerved and have turned aside to vein jangling, Desiring to be teachers of the law; understanding neither what they say, nor whereof they af rm.” (1 Timothy 1:6-7) They have turned aside to vain jangling, vain talking, or idle talk, basically that have turned to speak about things that are useless. They want to be teachers of the law, they wanted these positions of power. The problem is they want to be the teachers of the law and yet they do not understand the law. They do not know what they are saying nor do they know what they are af rming with con dence. As Jesus said on the cross, They know not what they do!!!! What about you? Do you know what you are doing? Do you allow your pride, your desire to sin to trump your desire to honor God? Do not allow your pride your sel shness to govern how you react to God. “But of these who seemed to be somewhat, (whatsoever they were, it maketh no matter to me: God accepteth no man’s person:) for they who seemed to be somewhat in conference added nothing to me.” (Galatians 2:6) Those who seemed to be somebody, bu t whoever they were does not matter to Paul. God is not impressed by what we know, H e expects us to submit to His truth and not wha t we think. God does not accept any man’s person or their reputation. Those who thought the y were in uential did not add anything to Paul. They were teaching a different gospel all together, and they were preaching things tha t were not true for Christ has not come to enslave us to the Law, but to call us to choose to be slaves of his righteousness. Do not hate these false teachers, they hav e been deceived. They have been lied to, the y have bought into lies, and liars will teach others lies and cause a huge mess in the church. You need not hate the liars, pray for the blinders to fall. You need to pray for them to b e broken and then set in truth. How do you ght pride? Trust Christ. How do you gh t wanting your own way? Realize that your wa y only leads to more pain and more emptiness. Humble yourself before God and put others rst, by rst totally surrendering your life and taking on His love for you, by trusting in His dear Son Jesus Christ for salvation. September 23, 2012 4 Okeechobee News OPINION Speak Out Re ections from the pulpit Speak Out has moved online, w here it is quicker and easier to share y our ideas and converse with others. Go to www.newszap.com, click on t he community name and your local or s tate Public Forum. There, you can create new 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! Euchre Club changes nightsThe Euchre Club meeting at the VFW on 441 South is now meeting on Monday and Wednesday evenings. They start playing at 5:30 p.m. Any Euchre players are welcome. Senior/Parent Informational Workshop at OHSA special night has been scheduled for the graduating class of 2013 and their parents. All parents of seniors are urged to attend on Thursday, Oct. 11, at 6:30 p.m. in the lecture hall at Okeechobee High School. Parents will be given information about senior expenses, graduation requirements, discussion of the college admissions process, details about visiting colleges, work programs, information about Florida Bright Futures Program, SAT/ACT information, scholarship information, questions you should ask when visiting different post-secondary institutions, and important tips that parents and seniors need to know to have a successful senior year and a successful rst year at a post-secondary institution. This is an excellent opportunity for parents to ask questions that are pertinent for all seniors. ‘True Lies’ addresses teen issuesThe True Lies assembly features Phil Chalmers, leading authority on Juvenile Homicides and other teen destructive behaviors, will be visiting Okeechobee schools in October. Phil will be talking about topics such as bullying, crime prevention, teen violence and substance abuse. Also appearing with Mr. Chalmers is rap artist LG Wise, who will be performing his song “Tonight” which is featured on YouTube. Mr. Chalmers and Mr. Wise will be at Osceola Middle School on October 18, at 7 p.m. for a program open to the community. This presentation is brought to the community by the Okeechobee Children’s Services Council and the Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Of ce. The event is hosted by the Okeechobee County School District.

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Many newspaper aggressively push the opinions of their publishers or corporate owners. But we dont think its our place to tell people what to think, or to try to control public opinion. Our editors insist on purposeful neutrality. We try to report the news fairly and facilitate a fair but vigorous discussion of public issues. We are proud to be journalists, not power brokers. And were proud to understand the difference. Let us know by emailing feedback@newszap.com or calling your editor.Community Service Through Journalism W W e r e p o r t W e r e p o r t b u t Y O U b u t Y O U d e c i d e d e c i d e 5 Okeechobee News September 23, 2012 about half of the dogs. “The horses will be left on site because they are being fed,” said Chief McCain. “They’ve been checked by a veterinarian and there’s no reason not to leave them on site.” The OCF/R head also addressed another point raised in an earlier Okeechobee News article which questioned if the county is v iolating a state statute that requires them to provide a facility in which large animals, such as cows and horses, can be housed for short periods of time. This facility would be used in cases w here large animals have been abandoned or removed from situations where they are suffering abuse. Chief McCain said Okeechobee County is in compliance with state statute 588.21 because they have facilities in the county where large animals could be sheltered and have food and water. “But, we don’t want to advertise that,” he said, for fear animal owners would abandon their animals at these locations and the county would then have to care for them. Because of the poor economy many owners of large animals simply can’t afford to feed the animals so they sometimes drop them off along side the road and leave them. Chief McCain said he didn’t know if the sheriff’s of ce had been made aware of these facilities. When asked if he had knowledge of these places, OCSO Major Noel Stephen simply replied “No sir.” He indicated neither he nor Sheriff Paul May have been told about such facilities. “If they have a suf cient facility to house them, then that’s great and wonderful,” said Maj. Stephen. “It’s the sheriff’s job to collect them and animal control’s job to take care of them.” Of the animals being left with their owner, the major simply said: “That’s their decision. The sheriff has no control over that.” The statue also mandates counties to supply trucks and trailers to move the animals, but Chief McCain said a horse trailer is one thing the county does not have. “But, if we need to move an animal we can contract with someone to move them,” he said. With three full-time and two part-time employees, and a tight budget, Chief McCain indicated that the county’s animal control facility stays plenty busy covering the city and county, as well as maintaining their facility where small animals are housed. “Our budget is right around $190,000, and that’s everything,” he said. “Any donation would be greatly appreciated.” HORSESContinued From Page 1 w ith a computer technician or the person w ho took her money. She then sent an e-mail to the ‘technician’ on Aug. 12. She got a response the next day that said the program she purchased was being “trans gured to her computer,” and that her machine would be ne in a few days. Then, a few days later, she got a call from another man who said he was from Microsoft. He told her she had a serious problem w ith her computer. Sound familiar? “I told them I had just purchased a program and asked him if he even knew about it,” she recalled. The caller then put her on hold so that he could “talk to his supervisor.” “He came back on the phone and said the program I bought was the wrong program and that I needed to send them another $249 for the correct program. It was like they had never talked to me before,” she said. “I told him I was hanging up and was going to dispute the charge.” She then did what she should have done in the rst place, she took her computer to a local company. Dean Jamieson, owner of Country Computers on N.W. Park Street, said he had to w ipe out the hard drive of her computer and that it’s now working ne. But until that was done, the ‘Microsoft’ scammers had total control of her computer. “They went in and put in a password—it’s a password I’ve never even heard of,” said Mr. Jamieson. “They added this password that’s totally impervious to being cracked and there’s no way to get around it. They disabled her machine—it’s like vandalism.” He said the only thing that can be done is to totally wipe out the computer’s hard drive. Mr. Jamieson explained that the scammers get control of the computer then lead the victim to an area where there are a lot of errors. They then show the victim the errors and tell them their computer has all kinds of viruses. Then, they offer to send you to a w eb site where they can help. “But, instead, they take control of your machine,” Mr. Jamieson added. “They don’t do anything to help you. There’s nothing wrong with your machine.” Luckily, he continued, he was able to save the woman’s personal les. “They prey on people who don’t know anything about computers,” he said, adding that he’s run into this situation at least three other times. Mr. Jamieson went on to explain that the password is not a normal password used to get into a Windows account. Instead, the password is in the system of the computer and if the operator doesn’t know how to get it they’ll never be able to nd it. For those who bank and pay their bills online, Mr. Jamieson said it’s unlikely that the scammers would be able to access that information. “It’s possible, but not easy to do,” he said. He went on to say most people “just write off the money they lost” to the scammers, but this latest victim isn’t giving up that easily. She’s sent her credit company a letter explaining what happened, as well as an explanation from Mr. Jamieson. Hopefully, she said, the charge will be taken off her credit card. But even so, she’s still upset that she fell for the scam. “I feel like an idiot,” she said. While it’s a valuable lesson learned, she really shouldn’t feel too badly—apparently at least three other local people fell for it also. SCAMContinued From Page 1 Okeechobee News/ Pete GawdaReading is funOHS football players Fabien Howard (left) and Cory Vickers (right) read to ESE teacher Cheryl McDonald’s class on Friday, Sept. 21, as part of Brahmans with Books. About 15 football players read to the student to encourage them to read.

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 6 Okeechobee News September 23, 2012 Habitat Restore holds 50 percent off saleHabitat Restore (at the Trading Post Flea Market) is having a 50 percent off sale on Sunday, Sept. 23 Hours are 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.Junior rodeo set for county’s Agri-Civic CenterThe Florida Junior Rodeo Association will hold a rodeo on Sept. 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 w ww.afjra.com or contact Kay Hickson at 561-996-2298. Knock Out Spice lecture rescheduledAttention, public servants, parents, students, community members, civic organizations, grandparents, business owners and community leaders: Do you know what SPICE is? The kids do. On Tuesday, Sept. 25 from 7 until 8 p.m. at the Okeechobee High School lecture hall you can learn how to protect our children and community from these dangerous drugs. Learn what synthetic drugs are and about unknown dangers and consequences.Cypress Hut Eagles to host dinner nightCypress Hut Eagles will be serving beef burgundy noodle dinner on Tuesday, Sept. 25 starting at 5:30 p.m. For more information, please call 863-467-1154.September CCC meeting plannedThe Community Collaborative Council, a part of the Shared Services Network of Okeechobee, will be Tuesday, Sept. 25, at 10 a.m. in the board room of the School Board Of ce.Shriners kick off season w ith spaghetti dinnerCome and enjoy the rst-of-the-season spaghetti dinner on Tuesday, Sept. 25, from 4 until 7 p.m. and music for listening and dancing from 5 until 8 p.m. For just $6, you get a complete spaghetti dinner with salad, bread and drink. Our local club is also collecting the pull tabs that you save from your aluminum cans. Bring yours to the club w here we convert them to gas money for the free transportation van of local patients to the Shrine Hospital. For more information on the activities of the Okeechobee Shrine Club, please contact Kip Gardner at 863-3570427, Mac Simpson at 863-484-0427 or the Shrine Club at 863-763-3378. All proceeds bene t Shriners Childrens Charities. Book fans invited to lunchThe community is invited to join the Bible at Lunch Time bunch in a one time discussion of Ann Rice's newest two novels, "Christ the Lord: Out of Egypt" and "Christ the Lord: The Road to Cannan." Her imaginary images of what the life of Christ might have been based on biblical and secular research is bound to invoke lively discussion. This will be held at the First United Methodist Church 200 N.W. Second St.(behind Bank of America) on Wednesday, Sept. 26 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Feel free to bring a sack lunch. Drinks and dessert will be served. No reservations needed. For further information, contact Nancy Vaughan, 863-763-4021.County Fair board to meetThe Okeechobee County Fair board will have their monthly meeting on Sept. 27 at 5:30 p.m. held at the Chamber building.BHR HOA meeting cancelledDue to unexpected problems, the Homeowners Association meeting for Buckhead Ridge planned for Sept. 27, has been cancelled. It will be rescheduled in October.Junior Golf Championship date setWaldau's Junior Golf announces the Sixth Annual Okeechobee County Junior Golf Championship on Saturday, Sept. 29 Hosted by the Okeechobee Golf and Country Club, this tournament is open to local boys and girls ages 10-17 (18, if still in high school). This event is FREE. Space is limited to the rst 36 who sign up. Tournament begins at 7:15 a.m. with a continental breakfast. The rst nine holes is qualifying round. All players will then be ighted and then Championship round of 9 holes will follow. Tournament also includes a putting contest and award luncheon. Call Terry at 863-7636228 to sign up. Please sign up by Sept. 27. There is a need for sponsors or prizes, so please call Bridgette Waldau at 863-4677300 if you would like to help towards this free event for the juniors. For more information you can contact Bridgette or Terry at the country club. Feathers & Furs 4-H holds Rabbit & Poultry ClinicOn Saturday, Sept. 29 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., the Feathers & Furs 4-H Club will host a Rabbit and Poultry Care Clinic, with a drawing for a rabbit with a $1 donation to the club. The clinic will be held at Jones Supply & Feed, at 801 S.W. Park St. (south of Advance Auto Parts). Other 4-H Clubs are welcome to set up with us. Contact: Cathy Arthur, 863-763-1512.BHR Moose Lodge to host Senior OlympicsBuckhead Ridge Moose Lodge #2417 will host "Senior" Olympics, on Saturday, Sept. 29 starting at 2 p.m. Featured events include Cane Toss, Wheelchair Drag Races, Walker Races, Bedpan Pong, and Diaper Corn Hole. Prizes will be awarded. Come out and join the fun. All proceeds go to Moose Charities.Coffee with the CommissionerCoffee with the Commissioner will be hosted by Commissioner Bryant Culpepper on Tuesday, Oct. 9 from 10 a.m.noon, in the meeting room at the Lodge at the Lake Restaurant, 1111 S. Parrott Ave. Citizens wishing to participate are encouraged to call 863-763-6441 to schedule an appointment. Healthy Start Coalition announces meetingThe board of directors of the Okeechobee Healthy Start Coalition will meet Wednesday, Oct. 3 at 11:30 a.m. at their of ce located at 1132 S. Parrott Avenue in the White House Plaza. This meeting is open to the public. The Okeechobee Healthy Start Coalition is part of a statewide network of coalitions responsible for planning and implementing services for pregnant women and infants. The Okeechobee Healthy Start Coalition is made up of citizens interested in promoting healthy families and healthy outcomes for babies in Okeechobee. For more information about the Coalition please contact Executive Director, Kay Begin at the Coalition of ce, 863-462-5877.Farm Bureau to hold annual membership meetingOkeechobee County Farm Bureau Annual Membership Meeting is being held Thursday, Oct. 4 from 68 p.m. at the OkeeChobee County Civic Center on U.S. 98 N. Members are being asked to bring a covered dish of salad, vegetable or dessert. Steaks, drinks and rolls are being provided by the Okeechobee County Farm Bureau. Please RSVP by Sept. 28 to the Farm Bureau Of ce by calling 863-763-3101. Community Events

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 General Fund 7.7432CAPITAL IMPROV.CAPITALLAW GENERALPUBLIC FACILITIESCDBGPROJECTS FUNDIMPROVEMENTSENFORCEMENTTOTAL ESTIMATED REVENUES: FUNDIMPROVE FUNDFUND-IMPACT FEESPROJECT FUNDSPECIAL FUNDBUDGET Taxes: Millage Per $1000 Ad Valorem Taxes 7.74321,697,570 $ 1,697,570 $ OTHER TAXES (INS. PREM. UTILITY, ETC)602,175 $ 569,224 $ 1,171,399 $ INTERGOVERNMENTAL REVENUE1,246,306 $ 66,308 $ 500 $ 1,313,114 $ CHARGES FOR SERVICES903,908 $ 903,908 $ FINE, FORFEITURES AND PENALTIES22,400 $ 500 $ 22,900 $ USES OF MONEY AND PROPERTY1,000 $ 600 $ 5,500 $ 7,100 $ OTHER REVENUE43,141 $ 831,327 $ 252,000 $ 1,126,468 $ TOTAL SOURCES4,516,500 $ 636,132 $ 831,327 $ 500 $ 257,500 $ 500 $ 6,242,459 $ Transfers In967,080 $ $ $ $ $ $ 967,080 $ Fund Balances/Reserves/Net Assets3,360,118 $ 648,780 $ 32 $ 76,750 $ 6,734,208 $ 3,108 $ 10,822,996 $ TOTAL REVENUES, TRANSFERS & BALANCES8,843,698 $ 1,284,912 $ 831,359 $ 77,250 $ 6,991,708 $ 3,608 $ 18,032,535 $ EXPENDITURES: LEGISLATIVE115,919 $ 115,919 $ EXECUTIVE174,334 $ 1,000 $ 175,334 $ CITY CLERK190,416 $ 190,416 $ FINANCIAL SERVICES256,404 $ 1,200 $ 257,604 $ LEGAL COUNSEL71,823 $ 71,823 $ GENERAL GOVERNMENTAL SERVICES324,595 $ 11,000 $ 335,595 $ LAW ENFORCEMENT1,962,012 $ 31,003 $ 50,272 $ 500 $ 2,043,787 $ FIRE PROTECTION1,320,331 $ 18,750 $ 24,632 $ 1,363,713 $ TRANSPORTATION1,067,746 $ 620,823 $ 16,950 $ 59,021 $ 1,764,540 $ CAPITAL PROJECTS-VEHICLES LEASE PURCHASE361,970 $ 361,970 $ LAW ENFORCEMENT SPECIAL FUND2,608 $ 2,608 $ CDBG GRANT FUND831,327 $ 831,327 $ TOTAL EXPENDITURES5,483,580 $ 620,823 $ 831,327 $ 66,703 $ 509,095 $ 3,108 $ 7,514,636 $ OPERATING TRANSFER-OUT$ 398,000 $ $ 500 $ 568,580 $ $ 967,080 $ FUND BALANCE/AND TRANSFER/RESERVES3,360,118 $ 266,089 $ 32 $ 10,047 $ 5,914,033 $ 500 $ 9,550,819 $ TOTAL APPROPRIATED EXPENDITURES, TRANSFERS, RESERVES & BALANCES8,843,698 $ 1,284,912 $ 831,359 $ 77,250 $ 6,991,708 $ 3,608 $ 18,032,535 $ BUDGET SUMMARY City of Okeechobee Fiscal Year 2012-2013THE TENTATIVE, ADOPTED, AND / OR FINAL BUDGETS ARE ON FILE IN TH E OFFICE OF THE ABOVE MENTIONED TAXING AUTHORITY AS A PUBLIC RE CORD.THE PROPOSED OPERATING BUDGET EXPENDITURES OF THE CITY OF OKEECHOBEE ARE 2.7% MORE THAN LAST YEAR'S TOTAL OPERATING EXPENDITURE S NOTICE OF BUDGET HEARINGThe City of Okeechobee has tentatively adopted a budget for Fiscal Year 2012-2013. A public hearing to make a FINAL DECISION on the budget AND TAXES will be held on: Tuesday, September 25, 2012 6:00. p.m. City Hall, Council Chambers, Room 200 55 SE 3rd Ave., Okeechobee, FL 34974 Sales: Monday at 12 p.m. Tuesday at 11 a.m. Okeechobee Livestock Market U.S. 98 North, Okeechobee (863) 763-3127 7 Okeechobee News September 23, 2012 Okeechobee Livestock Market ReportCalves were steady to a little higher on most. Slaughter Cows and Bulls were steady to $1 higher. Lots of optimism especially with a little rain out West. Please spread the word on our Special October Sales. RW Ranch, Naples, topped the calf market with a high of $2.25 bought by Foy Reynolds. Robbie’s Feed & Supply, Miami, topped the Cow Market with a high of 90.00 bought by Central Beef. Oct 12: OLM Bred Heifer Sale and Little Springs Horned Hereford Bull Sale Oct 19: “44 Farms” Angus Bull Sale Oct 26: Little Creek Farms Brangus Bull Sale Pete The following individuals were arrested on felony or driving under the in uence (DUI) charges by the Okeechobee County Sheriff's Of ce (OCSO), the Okeechobee City Police Department (OCPD), the Florida Highway Patrol (FHP), the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) or the Department of Corrections (DOC).  Mark Steven Hair Jr., 22, N.E. 336th St., Okeechobee, was arrested Sept. 21 by Deputy Matthew Grumbling on a misdemeanor charge of driving under the in uence. He was released on his own recognizance.  Sherita Yvonne Thomas, 29, N.W. 11th St., Okeechobee, was arrested Sept. 20 b y Deputy Matthew Hurst on warrants charging her with the felonies of violation of probation fraud/worthless check, violation o f probation petit theft, violation of probation forgery and violation of probation uttering a forged instrument. She is being held without bond. This column lists arrests and not convictions, unless otherwise stated. Anyone listed here who is later found innocent o r has had the charges against them droppe d is welcome to inform this newspaper. The information will be con rmed and printed. Okeechobee Arrest Report The Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Of ce investigated reports of the following crimes last week. ASSAULT  N.W. Eighth St. BURGLARY  3700 block of N.W. First St.  3700 N.W. 36th St.  1600 block of N.W. Eighth St.  5600 block of S.R. 70 E.  2300 block of N.W. Fifth St.  3500 block of N.W. 12th Ave. THEFT  11000 block of U.S. 441 S.E. (checks)  10000 block of S.R. 78 W. (boat parts)  2400 block of S.W. 22nd Circle  3500 block of U.S. 441 S.  1500 block of S.R. 78 W. (gasoline)  3500 block of S.E. 25th Terrace (jewelry) OCSO Investigations Last Blood Drive in SeptemberSeptember is a special month for donating blood in Okeechobee. Check which drive suits you best and get out and donate to save the life of your neighbor, your friend, and your family. Blood drive is:  Saturday. Sept. 29 Wal Mart, 11 a.m.4 p.m.

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 EMERGENCIES DONT WAIT FOR APPOINTMENTS.Our Emergency Rooms wait times are consistently shorter than the national average.We treat kids too.The Right Care, Right Here, Right Now!Take comfort in knowing that if a patient does require alternative, specialized treatment, we have an immediate and seamless transfer process with our sister HCA facilities in the Treasure Coast: Lawnwood Regional Medical Center & Heart Institute and St. Lucie Medical Center. florida.newszap.com Check out these new features: • Daily Local News Updates • New interactive and easy to navigate format • Plus much, much more!Come see for yourself! 8 Okeechobee News September 23, 2012 Raulerson Hospital has been named one of the nation’s Top Performers on Key Quality Measures by The Joint Commission, the leading accreditor of health care organizations in A merica. Raulerson Hospital was recognized by The Joint Commission for exemplary performance in using evidence-based clinical processes that are shown to improve care for certain conditions, including heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia, surgical care, children’s asthma, stroke and venous thromboembolism, as well as inpatient psychiatric services. Raulerson Hospital is one of 620 hospitals in the U.S. earning the distinction of Top Performer on Key Quality Measures for attaining and sustaining excellence in accountability measure performance. Raulerson Hospital w as recognized for its achievement on the following measure sets: Heart Attack, Heart Failure, Pneumonia, and Surgical Care. The ratings are based on an aggregation of accountability measure data reported to The J oint Commission during the 2011 calendar y ear. The list of Top Performers increased by 50 percent from its debut last year and represents 18 percent of accredited hospitals reporting data. This is the second year in a row that Raulerson Hospital is being recognized as a Top Performer. Raulerson Hospital is one of only 244 hospitals that achieved the distinction two y ears in a row. Last year, Raulerson Hospital w as recognized by The Joint Commission for its achievement on the following measure sets Heart Attack, Heart Failure, Pneumonia, and Surgical Care. Each of the hospitals that were named as a Top Performer on Key Quality Measures met two 95 percent (95/95) performance thresholds on 2011 accountability measure data. First, each hospital achieved performance of 95 percent or above on a single, composite score that includes all the accountability measures for which it reports data to The J oint Commission, including measures that had fewer than 30 eligible cases or patients. Second, each hospital met or exceeded 95 percent performance on every accountability measure for which it reports data to The Joint Commission, excluding any measures with fewer than 30 eligible cases or patients. A 95 percent score means a hospital provided an evidence-based practice 95 times out of 100 opportunities to provide the practice. Each accountability measure represents an evidence-based practice – for example, giving aspirin at arrival for heart attack patients, giving antibiotics one hour before surgery, and providing a home management plan for children with asthma. “When we raise the bar and provide the proper guidance and tools, hospitals have responded with excellent results,” says Mark R. Chassin, M.D., FACP, M.P.P., M.P.H., president, The Joint Commission. “This capacity for continual improvement points toward a future in which quality and safety defects are dramatically reduced and high reliability is sought and achieved with regularity. Such day-to-day progress will slowly but surely transform today’s health care system into one that achieves unprecedented performance outcomes for the bene t of the patients.” “We understand that what matters most to patients at Raulerson Hospital is safe, effective care. That’s why Raulerson Hospital has made a commitment to accreditation and to positive patient outcomes through evidencebased care processes. Raulerson Hospital is proud to again be named to the list of The Joint Commission’s Top Performers on Key Quality Measures,” says Raulerson Hospital CEO, Robert Lee. In addition to being included in the press release of The Joint Commission’s “Improving America’s Hospitals” annual report, Raulerson Hospital will be recognized on The Joint Commission’s Quality Check website (www.qualitycheck.org). The Top Performer program will be featured in the November issue of The Joint Commission Perspectives and the October issue of The Joint Commission: The Source. Okeechobee’s Raulerson Hospital earns ‘Top Performer on Key Quality Measures™’ Recognition from The Joint Commission’ Special to the Okeechobee News/ OSSCard gameSeniors were having a great time playing cards at Okeechobee Senior Services at 1019 W.S. Park Street.

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 10 Okeechobee News September 23, 2012 Special to the Okeechobee News/ Economic CouncilGuest speakerThe Economic Council of Okeechobee met on Sept. 5 at the Indian River State College Williamson Conference and Education Center. Guest speaker Ben DeVries, CEO and executive director of the Treasure Coast Research Park, explained the Park’s mission to create a legacy for Florida’s future generations by making it their top priority to attract research organizations that will invest in commercial innovation and scienti c research. The Research Park, which is located in Ft. Pierce, will foster new businesses and new employment, resulting in a continual expansion of human intellectual capital. Pictured Left to right are Sandy Perry, Hoot Worley, Jason Matson, Ben DeVries, Maureen Budjinski, Tara Rowley and Jose Rasco. Special to the Okeechobee News/ Susan GeorgeConstitution DayOkeechobee Daughters of the American Revolution placed a Constitution Week display in the Okeechobee Library. It shows a copy of the Constitution and a picture of the signing of it. Booklets about the Constitution are available for anyone who wants a copy. DAR Chapter information is also available. Left to right are Julie Turner, regent; Donna Webster, registrar, and Su George, history chair. B.R.A.T. hosts Teen DanceCome and join the October edition of the B.R.A.T. Club Teen Dance on Saturday, Oct. 13, from 7 until 10 p.m. ‘Tweens and teens ages 12-16 are invited. Enjoy pizza, soda, chips, games and entertainment all for $7 admission. For more information, please call Teresa Chandler at 863-801-4996.

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Federally insured by NCUA.Oers valid as of April 10, 2012. A minimum $5 account is required for membership with MIDFLORIDA and access to these oers. O ers are available for a limited time only and may be cancelled without notice. Existing MIDFLORIDA loans and credit cards do no t qualify for the incentive or the special advertised Annual Percentage Rates (APR). Checking incentive is deposited to new checking account. Loan and credit card incentives will be applied to a MIDFLORIDA Visa P latinum credit card. Other rates and terms are available and are based on credit. Visit midorida.com or see an associate for d etails. 1.Anyone who has held a checking account with MIDFLORIDA in the past will not qualify for the $77 incentive. In addition to ope ning a new checking account, you must accept and open online banking, online bill payment, eStatement, eNotice, direct deposit ($500 minimum which must post within 30 days of account opening) and a debit card. For RT4T checking accounts, you must make 5 debit card transactions in the rst 30 days in lieu of the direct deposit requireme nt. Freedom accounts do not qualify for this incentive. Minimum to open is $50. 2. To qualify for the incentive, you must ren ance a loan of $15,000 or more from another nancial institution. Loans of $5,000 to $14,999 will receive a $100 credit. 3. Incentive is oered on new credit card accounts only. The introductory Annual Percentage Rate a vailable on balance transfers is valid for the rst 12 months on new accounts only. A 1% balance transfer fee will apply. START TODAY! CREDIT CARDGET $50 creditwith a new Visa Platinum Credit Card30% Intro APR on balance transfers No annual fee FREE CHECKINGGET $77 cash with a new FREE checking account1 REFI LOANGET $200 creditwith your renanced loanRates as low as 2.99%2APR MORE POWER TO YOU.Feeling powerless at your big bank? All banks and credit unions arent alike … so when it comes to deciding where to bank, ta ke control. www.mid”orida.com Toll Free (866) 913-3733Habla Espaol (877) 834-6376OKEECHOBEE 3261 U.S. Hwy. 441 S. Earn up to $327 with MIDFLORIDA is here to work with you and your schedule … with features like: plus NeedEXTRA MONEY?107 SW 17th St • Suite DInquire Within NO PHONE CALLS 11 Okeechobee News September 23, 2012 Special to the Okeechobee News/ SEMPirate Week events“Ahoy, mateys!” Seminole Elementary was invaded by a merry band of pirates this week as they learned about reading comprehension through their “Readers of the Open Seas” program. Students dressed like pirates during the day and then returned to school in the evening with their families so teachers could perform skits to teach them reading strategies. This Parental Involvement Night resulted in an over ow crowd enjoying audience participation games, free books and having lots of fun. In the top left photo, Mrs. Ingram shares with students the huge selection of pirate books over owing from the antique treasure chest. Mrs. Sickels’ class set sail on this pirate adventure by making their own costumes, swords and spyglasses, as well as learning to speak “pirate language.” “Shiver me timbers, matey, me thinks you should walk the plank!” Photo to the left, Pirate clad Seminole teachers inspired the students to learn as they led them in fun and educational activities during the exciting on stage presentations.

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Items subject to change, available while supplies last. Like us on Facebook “AC Change Out Specialists”Call to hear about our rebates and specials to fit your family’s needs.. We service all makes and models. Newman Air Conditioning 207 NE Park Street Okeechobee 863-763-7073State Lic. # CACO13262Serving Okeechobee Since 1972 CAC014022 Offers expire 11/30/2012. *Rebate offer is valid only with the purchase of qualifying Lennox products. **See dealer for details. 2012 Lennox Industries Inc. See your participating Lennox dealer for details. Lennox dealers include independently owned and operated businesses. 13 Okeechobee News September 23, 2012 Special to the Okeechobee News/ Sandy PerryIn the front row from left to right are: Kristin Higgens-First United Methodist Church (FUMC) and Kristen’s grandfather, Doc Thrift-FUMC. In the middle row: OMA member Bobby Huntley-The Gathering and OMA Member-at-Large Rev. Dr. Edward Weiss-Church of Our Saviour Episcopal. Last Row: Anthony MetcalfFUMC, Barbara McGlamory-Fountain of Life and Pat Hall-FUMC. Not pictured: Venessa Watt-FUMC. Despite the rain, members of the community met last Tuesday at Yearling Middle School for the annual Prayer Walk sponsored by the Okeechobee Ministerial Association to pray for the schools, teachers, students, support staffs, parents and administrators in that area which included North Elementary, Okeechobee Achievement Academy, Peace Lutheran School & Seminole Elementary. The group will convene at 6 p.m. next Tuesday, Sept. 28, at the agpole at Okeechobee High School, Raulerson Hospital, Everglades ES and Okeechobee Health Care Facility for the nal 2012 Prayer Walk. The public is invited to attend and pray for a successful year for all that are involved with Okeechobee's schools. Come and be a part of this special hour-long community event. Participants walk as much as they are able. Ministerial Association gathers at school for Annual Prayer Walk

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Call a PRO fessional An Affordable way to Advertise YOUR business! Call 863-763-3134 JONES EQUIPMENTEst. 19894558 US Hwy 441 S.E. Okeechobee, FL 1-888-683-7853 863-763-5342Cargo • Auto • Utility Trailers & Parts C hoice Automotive& Custom ExhaustA FULL SERVICE REPAIR FACILITYComputer Diagnostics • Exhaust • A/C Service • Brakes Window Motors • Tune-Ups • Welding • Engine Mechanics863-467-6633 Located Behind Rita’s Don’t Make the Wrong Choice! 704 NE 2nd Ave. Okeechobee, FL 203 SE 2nd St. Okeechobee Phone: 863-824-6770 Diane Wood, RN Administrator www.grandoaks.orgLicense AL11944 Tree Locators, Inc. “Don’t Destroy Nature When You Can Recreate It”-Plants -Trees -Natural Stone -Decorative Gravel -Manufactured Stone -Design -Installation -Full Garden Center 16162 Hwy 441 N. Okeechobee, FL 34974 863-763-7736Fax 863-763-8730 treelocators@aol.com Home of honest and reliable service C J Boone198 Hwy 98 N. Okeechobee, FL 34972 (863) 357-2431 • 800-432-1064 • FAX (863) 357-6723www.slbatterytire.com Process Service PS-06-17 Bail Bonds Gregory Gernat 588 NE 28th Ave., Okeechobee, FL 34972 863-357-2888 or toll Free 877-568-3864UNIQUE SERVICES 24Hour Customer Service AUTO • HOME • LIFE • RETIREMENTLori C. BergerExclusive Agent Allstate Insurance Company 800 S. Parrott Ave. Okeechobee, FL 34974 Phone 863-467-1265 Fax 863-467-1085 Cell 863-634-8737 The Canvas Shop, LLCOn-site servicePrivacy screens & bras 5th wheel skirts Boat tops & covers Repairs & modi cations 909 S. Parrott Ave., Ste B Okeechobee, FL 34974 Carl and Donna Gaiser 863.763.7500 fax 863.763.6754 An Affordable way to Advertise YOUR business! Call 863-763-3134 An Affordable way to Advertise YOUR business! Call 863-763-3134 An Affordable way to Advertise YOUR business! Call 863-763-3134 $2099Offer good for a limited time at participating Papa John’s restaurants. Additional topping may be excluded from special offer pizzas or require additional charge. Not valid with an other coupons or discounts. Limited deliver area. Delivery fee may apply Customer responsible for all applicable taxes. 2012 Papa John’s International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Two Large One Topping & a 2 liter 863-467-PAPA(7272) Affordable Art & Framing LLC (Next to Cowboys Restaurant)Your One Stop Framing Shop Custom Framing ~ Art Gallery Commissioned Art & Logo Design Photography and Display Cases Artwork framed by Artists 110 SW 14th St. Okeechobee 863-357-32005% discount with this ad 14 Okeechobee News September 23, 2012

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Available 24/7Community Guide: http://specialsections.newszap.com/SS/Page.aspx?&secid=119590&pagenum=1 Medical Directory: http://specialsections.newszap.com/SS/Page.aspx?&secid=59786&pagenum=1 Meet Your Merchant: http://specialsections.newszap.com/SS/Page.aspx?&secid=56360&pagenum=1 School Information Guide: http://specialsections.newszap.com/SS/Page.aspx?&secid=68371&pagenum=1 S2012-2013 Okeechobee County 2012-2013 School Information Guid e Featuring Superintendent Letter School Calendar SCHOOL BUS SCHEDULE School Listing Progress Report & Report Card ScheduleCall to Schedule your eye appontment today! 763-3937 606 North Parrott Avenue www.biglakeeyecare.com Big Lake Eye Care 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. 1,430 Acre Ranch in Eastern Okeechobee CountyOffered Exclusively by: The Tucker Group, LLC Call Brandon Tucker (772) 201-8722$3,750 per acre Northern 1300 Acres SOLD 8/24/2012 Located Behind The White House Plaza 1126 S. Parrott Ave € (863) 763-6000Lori Mixon 8 6 3 6 3 4 1 4 5 7 ((LMixon@MixonGroup.com www.MixonGroup.com 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 15 Okeechobee News September 23, 2012 By Charles M. MurphyOkeechobee News  The Yearling Bulls rallied from a 1-0 de cit in the rst 15 minutes to blow out Oslo, 8-2 on Wednesday night in Vero Beach in middle school soccer action. Gabriel Hernandez and Giovanni Garcia both had two goals, while Alberto Diaz added a goal and three assists. Other goal scorers included J ose Orozco, Elider Garcia and Javier Hernandez. Jose Delacruz had an assist for Yearling (3-1). Coach Erick Rios said it was a dif cult match in the rst half because his team was not focused and allowed a goal in the rst two minutes. “We did come back and kept up the pressure for the rest of the game. I think the entire team played their best,” he added. Isidro Gomez was praised for good work in the Bulls goal with several big saves.  The Brighton Lady Seminoles Junior V arsity defeated Storm Grove 25-18, 23-25, and 16-14 in a very competitive match on W ednesday. Krysta Burton, Alicia Fudge and Crysten Smith had outstanding service games for Pemayetv Emahakv. Fudge and Camryn Thomas were praised for excellent defensive work. Coach Darryl Allen said the y oung girls have continued to improve and have a lot of school spirit, “The girls fought hard, played together as a team, and showed how tough they are,” he added.  The Lady Brahman golf team played well in a big victory over South Fork 196-241 in a match Wednesday at the Okeechobee Golf and Country Club. Kailey Hoover shot her best round of the year, 44, and Hannah Raulerson red a 47 to lead the Lady Brahmans. Coach Brent Stuart said he was really impressed with the team’s performance at home Wednesday, “Coach Hank Raulerson and I were very pleased that our team broke 200 again this year. It will be this type of score that could help us in the district rankings.”  The Yearling Lady Bulls volleyball team pounded Oslo 25-15 and 25-6 on Wednesday afternoon in Indian River County. Rachel Bryan had eight kills and six aces. Megan Hargraves had ve service aces and four kills. Raylee Coleman had ve aces and three kills. Carrie Wharin had 13 assists.  Yearling (5-1) went up against a fundamentally sound Oslo squad that was able to keep the ball in play for lengthy points. “In the rst game we were tied 12-12, before our power factor nally took over,” Coach Bruce Conrad said. “We got on a tremendous serving run and won the second game easily.” Yearling will play six of their next seven matches in their home gymnasium.  The Osceola Warriors were rained out at Gifford on Wednesday and the soccer and volleyball matches will be rescheduled. Okeechobee Sports News in Brief Indian River State College serves as an accessible resource for education and training in the local community. On Saturday, Oct. 13, IRSC will host the “Pick Your Path Fall Career Fair,” 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the IRSC Blackburn Educational Building, 3002 Avenue D, in Fort Pierce. The “IRSC Pick Your Path Fall Career Fair” is a family event to come and learn more about careers, IRSC Quick Job Training, nancial aid and educational opportunities available with IRSC. The “IRSC Pick Your Path Fall Career Fair” will feature music, refreshments, demonstrations of many IRSC Quick Job Training programs, English as a Second Language (ESL) open house, career information, and more. Community partners for the event include Workforce Solutions, Harvest Outreach, Fort Pierce Housing Authority and the Boys and Girls Club. The Blackburn Educational Building is an IRSC facility that helps support the revitalization of Fort Pierce. The Blackburn serves as the learning hub of the R. “Duke” Nelson Human Development & Resources Center located at 3002 Avenue D. It is a community resource that provides needed training for more rewarding careers, good pay and brighter futures. For more information about the “IRSC Pick Your Path Fall Career Fair” or programs available at the Blackburn Educational Building and IRSC, call 866-792-4772, email info@irsc.edu or visit www.irsc.edu. ‘Pick Your Path’ at IRSC Fall Career Fair

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GiveawayANIMAL LOVERS I have free kittens needing loving homes, males & females, all ages, long & short hair. Call 863-467-2601 Garage/ Yard SalesWe Buy Estates Antiques, Collectibles, Household, Tools, Jewelry and etc. Call 863-697-8906 Need a few more bucks to purchase something deer? Pick up some extra bucks when you sell your used items in the classifeids. When doing those chores is doing you in, its time to look for a helper in the classifieds. For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Employment Full TimeGas attendant and maintenance person for new Turnpike C-storeFort Drum Shell is seeking a customer service attendant with maintenance experience to assist customers and help keep our new store and gas station in top shape. The successful applicant will have a positive attitude, good customer service skills, be able to make minor repairs and perform janitorial duties. Must be presentable and dependable. Our new facility at the Ft. Drum service plaza on Florida’s Turnpike will be nished soon. Join our team now. Starting pay will be $9 to $10/hour depending on quali cations plus mileage pay. Drug screen and background check required. Apply in person at the Shell gas station, mile marker 184, Florida’s Turnpike. 863-763-9383Receptionist Doctor’s of ce front desk positionMust have excellent people skills, computer knowledge and high energy level. Applications available at: 280 SW 32nd Street For questions please call: (863)763-2400 Time to clean out the attic, basement and/or garage? Advertise your yard sale in the classifieds and make your clean up a breeze! Reading a newspaper helps you understand the world around you. No wonder newspaper readers are more successful people! Employment Medical Employment MedicalRN, LPN, PT, OT, CNAImmediate Work Leading National Home Health Agency expanding to Okeechobee County now hiring FT & Per Diem RN, LPN, PT, OT, CNA w/min 1yr exp – To learn more, please join us at our Open House on 9/24/12 @ The Hampton Inn Okeechobee (1200 State Rd 70E) from 4:30p – 7p Interim Healthcare 863-697-8247 • 772-497-8002 Employment Part TimeGrand Oaks Assisted Living Community Part Time Cook needed. 12 hrs wkly. Exp. only apply. Level II Background check required. Apply in person M-F 203 SE 2nd Street Join all the people who say, I sold it in the classifieds.Ž Employment Medical Employment Medical For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Business Opportunities NOTICEIndependent Newspapers will never accept any advertisement that is illegal or considered fraudulent. In all cases of questionable value, such as promises of guaranteed income from work-athome programs if it sounds too good to be true, chances are that it is. If you have questions or doubts about any ad on these pages, we advise that before responding or sending money ahead of time, you check with the Better Business Bureau at 772-878-2010 for previous complaints. Some 800 and 900 telephone numbers may require an extra charge, as well as long distance toll costs. We will do our best to alert our reader of these charges in the ads, but occasionally we may not be aware of the charges. Therefore, if you call a number out of your area, use caution. How do you find a job in todays competitive market? In the employment section of the classifieds Grab a bargain from your neighbors garage, attic, basement or closet in todays classifieds. How fast can your car go? It can go even faster when you sell it in the classifieds. Looking for a place to hang your hat? Look no further than the classifieds. 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. For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Computer/ SuppliesDell Desktop PC w/Flat Screen, kybd, mouse. Like new! Family/School Programs Only $60! Call 863-517-2782. Guns/Supplies*WANTED* Collector is buying older model 22 cal. Ri es & Handguns and some others, any condition Call 863-447-5915 Love the earth Recycle your used items by selling them in the classifieds. Buying a car? Look in the classifieds. Selling a car? Look in the classifieds. Its never too late to find the perfect gift. Look for it in the classifieds. Shop here first! The classified ads 16 Okeechobee News September 23, 2012 Miscellaneous Multiple items china cabinet $100.00, sofa table $50.00, coffee table $50.00, table $50.00, gym like new $250.00, desk $100.00, computer desk $100.00, gazelle $25.00, pot rack $30.00, refrigerator $100.00 and various household items./neg. (863)623-7689 or (863)697-3666 Pets/SuppliesMiniature Schnauzer Puppy 10 week old Male, Salt and Pepper Merle. Health Certi cate, 1 set of shots and Registration Papers. $500.00/firm. (863)447-7416 Wanted To BuyCASH FOR CARS No Title Needed, Any Condition. 268junk.com Call (863)484-2012 Farm Miscellaneous1980 CHEVY ENGINE WHITH FIVE SPEED STANDARD COMPLETE AND A GEAR TO GEAR STAND A LONG TRANSFER CASE GREAT FOR MUD BOG TRUCK OR HOMEMADE MUDDER SET OF 24 1600 RIMS ONE GOOD TIRE 700 DOLLARS ALL (864)634-5717

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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 Condos/Townhouses RentTAYLOR CREEK 1/1 Condo on ground oor. Unfurnished. Pool access. Washer, Dryer, Dishwasher. Includes utilities. Move in now $900. $750/mo. (863) 634-0663. Houses Rent3 bed 2 bath house. SW section. New tile, carpet & paint. Kid friendly Neighborhood. 863-634-9330 or 863-467-2541 CBS Home 3/2 with a den and car garage. $1050 a month. (954) 303-9804. FOR RENT: NICELY FURNISHED DUPLEX IN KINGS BAY1 BEDROOM, 1 BATH W/ONE CAR GARAGE WASHER DRYER DISHWASHER. LONG OR SHORT TERM. 863-447-0742 FOR RENT: WATERFRONT UNFURNISHED DUPLEX-2 BEDROOM, 1 BATH, SEPARATE DINING ROOM & SCREENED PORCH. 863-447-0742 House for Rent 3/2 Garage, porch, NO pets. 2874 33rd Ave. Basswood 1st, last, $800 deposit. Call Rafael 561-683-9754 KINGS 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. Large 2bd/1ba On water in Treasure Island. $675.00 monthly, $500 security deposit. Call 863-467-1308 Office Space RentDowntown OkeechobeeOf ce Space starting at $350. 1200 Sq. Ft. Store Front also available. Park Street Of ce Suites (863)634-7622 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 For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Mobile Home RentBUCKHEAD RIDGE Dbl. Wide 2BR, 2BA, C/Air. $500 mo. Large 3BR, 2BA, C/Air. $550 mo. No pets. Yearly lease, plus sec. (863)763-4031 OKEECHOBEE 2 br./2 ba. on Rim Canal. $700 month plus Security. Call 863-467-6309 & 561-231-4505. Very Nice 2bd/1.5bath MH in TI,C/A/H,W/D hook up,large front screened porch,large attached shed on nice large lot. $600 monthly, 1st & Security. 863-357-7409 or 863-447-0616 Mobile HomeSale BUCKHEAD RIDGE $57,000 OBO Appraised at $64,000. MOBILE HOME W/PROPERTY, 2BD/2BA, FLORIDA ROOM, DECK OVER CANAL, MANY EXTRAS. 863-467-5527 Dble wide, Brick enclosed surveyed and sprayed, screen enclosed diving pool, of ce, screened porch and utility room, stainless appliances sub-zero frig, shop and storage, 3bd/3ba, fenced on 1/2 acre in Lakeport. $129,000 call 573-718-8074 or 573-718-3624 OKEECHOBEE 2 br./2 ba., Central AC, New solar screens on all windows, new refrigerator. Lot Rent $250 mo. includes water. Asking $7500 OBO. 252-255-8332. Palm Harbor Village Red Tag Sale Over 10 Stock Units Must Go New Homes Start at $39,900 800-622-2832 ext 210 For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Boats1973 26 Foot Cary with (2) 250 Mercury outboard motors, and oat on trailer, needs work. $3,800.00 Call 863-357-7409 or 863-447-0616 anytime. 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 O.B.O 863-634-8331 Travel TrailersTravel Trailer 2001 Cameo by Carriage 5th wheel Trailer. 2 slides $7,000.00/or best offer. (863)447-7416. For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Classic Cars1979 CHEVROLET CORVETTE Automatic, T-tops, Antique plate. $12,000 /or best offer (863)610-1276 For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 2012 DR86 Donna J. Kellman, Petitioner and Lloyd E. Kellman, Respondent AMENDED NOTICE OF ACTION FOR DISSOLUTION OF MARRIAGE TO: Lloyd E. Kellman YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action has been led against you and that you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on Donna Kellman, whose address is PO Box 2794, Okeechobee, FL 34973 on or before 10-9-2012, and le the original with the clerk of this Court at Okeechobee County Judicial Center, Court Operations 1st Floor, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 34972 before service on Petitioner or immediately thereafter. If you fail to do so, a default may be entered against you for the relief demanded in the petition. Copies of all court documents in this case, including orders, are available at the Clerk of the Circuit’s Court’s of ce. You may review these documents upon request. You must keep the Clerk of the Circuit Court’s of ce noti ed of your current address. (You may le Notice of Current Address, Florida Supreme Court Approved Family Law Form 12.915.) Future papers in this lawsuit will be mailed to the address on record at the clerk’s of ce. WARNING: Rule 12.285, Florida Family Law Rules of Procedure, requires certain automatic disclosure of documents and information. Failure to comply can result in sanctions, including dismissal or striking of pleadings. DATED: 9-5-2012 SHARON ROBERTSON CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT 425950 ON 9/9,16,23,30/12 17 Okeechobee News September 23, 2012 ACROSS 1 *Bohemian RhapsodyŽ group 6 *Poet Whitman 10 Exotic food fish 14 Ao Nuevo month 15 Irish Spring variety 16 Wife of Zeus 17 Sudoku fill-in 18 Fronded plant 19 Irving hero 20 Starbucks pickup 22 Man with morals 23 *Painfully shy 26 *Tormented by pollen, say 27 Torino time period 28 Good thinking 31 *Cross 34 Overhauls 39 Aladdins helper 40 *Medicos address 41 Red simile words 42 Parent who minds how her kid acts? 44 *Like a quiet town 45 Dojo discipline 47 WNBA position 48 *He won 26 Oscars, including an Academy Honorary Award (consisting of one full-sized and seven miniature statuettes) for the film depicted in this puzzles starred answers 52 *Cry of surprise 55 Quarterfinals complement, e.g. 56 Danube capital 58 Like a noted piper 59 Watch 60 Roads scholar? 64 Feminine suffix 65 Corleone family head 66 Were out of choicesŽ 67 Son of FrankensteinŽ role 68 *Frosted flakes 69 *Chess side DOWN 1 Proof abbr. 2 Cycle prefix 3 Hosp. test 4 Love StoryŽ novelist Segal 5 __ this world: bizarre 6 Hem and haw 7 On the safer side 8 Passed-down stories 9 Downing Street number 10 My goodnessŽ 11 __ porridge hot ...Ž 12 Paella ingrediente 13 *All smiles 21 Faulkners The Sound and the __Ž 22 Like some reports 23 His 3,000th hit was a homer 24 Stop in Qubec? 25 Healthful hot spot 26 Cry noisily 29 Starbucks pickup 30 NYSE overseer 32 Top GunŽ foe 33 Didnt wait for Christmas 35 May __ of service?Ž 36 Hanger-on 37 Pool statistic 38 Start to foam? 40 Palme __: Cannes film award 43 Has the okay 44 Spotted 46 Market index, familiarly 48 *Not very bright 49 Best part of the cake, to some 50 Shorthand pro 51 Unsafe at Any SpeedŽ author 53 Attached to a trailer hitch 54 Brooks of C&W 56 Vital thin blue line 57 Passionate about 59 RCA products 61 Sushi bar tuna 62 Congregated 63 Not postBy Patti Varol (c)2011 Tribune Media Services, Inc. 04/06/11 04/06/11 ANSWER TO PREVIOUS PUZZLE: gy Edited by Rich Norris and Joyce Nichols Lewis xwordeditor@aol.com 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 BEAUTIFUL 2 Bedroom CBS, Large kitchen, new carpet, screen room, utility room. $700 mo. includes water, lawn and garbage. (863)467-2784. EFFICIENCY 1BR furnished, for 1 person, Utilities & Direct TV included $550 per mo. 1yr lease & sec. dep. Call 863-634-8885. FULLY FURNISHED: All utilities paid. On water. Quiet neighborhood. $170 per week + sec. dep. Adult complex. No children or pets. (863)357-2044 for appointment. IN TOWN1br./1ba. furnished or unfurnished. Nice area. Utilities & lawn included. $690/mo., 1st & $300 sec. Non smoking environment. No pets. 863-610-0861. OKEE 2BR, 1BA., New kitchen, bathrm., & outside laundry. Very clean $575 month, $500 Security. 772-215-0098. V IKING/PRAIRIE 1 BR Apartment. Very clean! $650/mo. Incl. utils. No pets. Call Ron 561-329-8205. When you want something sold, advertise in the classifieds. Need a few more bucks to purchase something deer? Pick up some extra bucks when you sell your used items in the classifeids. The classifieds are the most successful salesperson in town. Crossword Puzzle Friends of NRA plan banquetThe Okeechobee Friends of NRA plans to hold a banquet on Oct. 11, at 6 pm. The banquet will be held at the Okeechobee Shrine Club, 1855 S.W. 53rd St. Tickets and sponsorship information are available at The Gun Shop, Okeechobee Shooting Sports, The Hunters Den, by calling 863-634-8678, or online at www.friendsofnra.org. The NRA Foundation is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization. Banquet proceeds will help support many community services related to rearm education, hunter safety, conservation, youth marksmanship, range improvements, law enforcement training and many other shooting sports interests. Please join your local business owners, friends, neighbors and community leaders as we work together to ensure the shooting sports for the next generation.Relay for Life Kickoff celebration plannedPlease come and join us at Lunker's Sports Grille on Thursday, Oct. 11 to help kick off our 2013 Relay for Life year. The theme for this year's event is All-Star Relay Scoring Against Cancer so wear your favorite sports memorabilia and join the fun. If you are interested in nding out more information related to joining this wonderful cause on any level, please contact Missy Fipps 863-634-8674 or Lacey Summerall 863-634-7765.

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Buy a Home Delivery or Mail subscription for $6 a monthand receive an E-Subscription FREE* Your local news available right at your fingertips! Call (863) 763-3134 today! When you enroll in our EZPAY subscription planStay in the know with anE-subscription (561) 747-1232 Improve your appearance, your confidence, and your self esteem. Enhance your breast, flatten your tummy or shed unwanted fat. Let us help you look and feel your very best!€ Tummy Tuck € Breast Augmentation € Breast Lift/Reduction € Endoscopic Brow Lift € Face Lift € Nasal Surgery € Eyelid Surgery € Liposculpture € Botox and Fillers 18 Okeechobee News September 23, 2012 Special to the Okeechobee News/ Peggy DuBoseLifeguard trainingA Lifeguard training course was conducted at the Okeechobee Golf & Country Club pool on Sunday, Sept. 9. Participants were Howard Delbert, Jordon Bolan and Katie VanBeek. All three of the class participants are Okeechobee High School students and members of the OHS swim team.

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By Charles M. Murphy Okeechobee NewsSebastian River gained nearly 300 yards in offense in the rst half and went on to defeat Okeechobee 19-10 in the District 14-6A opener for both teams Friday night in Indian River County. Most of the second half was played in a heavy down pour as heavy rains and strong thunderstorms plagued most of the Treasure Coast. For Sebastian, the rst 24 minutes were enough to get a key district win which puts the Brahmans in the hole if they intend to qualify for the post season this year. Nate Pryor rushed for 78 yards and a touchdown and caught a 70-yard touchdown pass for the Sharks, (2-2, 1-0). After Okeechobee drove 78 yards in ve plays behind new starting quarterback LaVante Spivey, the Sharks responded on a third and 10 when quarterback Hakeem Rainey found Pryor behind the defense for a 30-yard pass play. Pryor eluded the tackle and ran the rest of the way untouched for a back breaking touchdown. "We came out and performed well," Pryor said, "We did what the weather allowed and w e didn't let it stop us." Okeechobee had stunned the Sharks with the opening drive and appeared poised to have a high powered offense performance. However, after the drive, Okeechobee only gained another 46 yards in the rst half. While Spivey w as effective at rst, the Sharks began to key on him, and he was unable to get untracked. The only other big play for Okeechobee came in the second quarter when quarterback Jack Radebaugh hit Fabian Howard for a 46-yard pass play. All the momentum from that play was gone one play later when the center snap eluded Radebaugh for a 19-yard loss and the drive stalled. Okeechobee's points came on a 16-yard pass from Spivey to Zach Wing eld just two minutes into the game. Sebastian drove 75 yards in 11 plays in the second quarter to take the lead for good 14-7 on a ve-yard run by Pryor. Okeechobee was agged for off side penalties three times on the drive. Pryor also broke loose for 33 yards in three carries early in the drive. Sharks Coach Randy Bethel said his team ran the ball well in the rst half. He said Okeechobee tried to stop the Sharks from running outside. "We thought we could get inside a little bit and take advantage of our play action passes. They made great adjustments late in the rst half and outstanding adjustments in the second half. They made us completely ip the script," he said. Sebastian drove into eld goal range late in the half but Aaron Roberson's try from 38 yards away hit the left upright. Okeechobee held the Sharks to only 62 yards in the second half but while their defense played tremendous, the offense could never get untracked. Okeechobee appeared to have things going with inside runs by D.J. Washington early in the third but a costly holding penalty killed the drive at mid eld. A 15-yard dash by Radebaugh on a third down and a 15-yard personal foul penalty on Sebastian River got Okeechobee into position for a eld goal and Adel Elhindi returned from the injured list to nail a 33 yard effort late in the third quarter. Sebastian recovered an Okeechobee onside kick early in the third and converted a fake punt into a 24-yard run by Division I recruit Shelvick Henry to reach eld goal position. Roberson nailed a 32-yard effort to put the Sharks in front 17-7. Okeechobee had one last scoring opportunity when the Sharks tried another fake punt but failed around mid eld with six minutes left. Spivey broke loose on a third and nine and gained 18 yards and a rst down. He coughed up the football on the play and Octavia Jefferson recovered for the Sharks. They pinned the Brahmans back inside the 10-yard line with a nice punt with two minutes left and Radebaugh was tackled in the end zone for a safety to clinch the win three plays later. Bethel said his defense was the difference in the outcome. "That God our offense is starting to wake up and evolve into what we think it can be," Coach Bethel said, "We'll hang our hats on our defense this year. We'll be a great defensive team with solid special teams with an offense that takes advantage of opportunities." Game notes A moment of silence was observed before the game to honor the passing of Okeechobee Assistant Coach Daron Washington. Game stats at: orida.newszap.com / okeechobeenorthlake/sports/. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 NOTICE OF BUDGET HEARING The Okeechobee County Board of County Commissioners has tentatively adopted a budget for fiscal year 2012-2013. A public hearing to make a FINAL DECISION on the budget AND TAXES will be held on: Thursday, September 27, 2012 6:00 P.M. at 304 NW 2nd Street Okeechobee, Florida 34972 BUDGET SUMMARYGeneral Fund 8.5470 Jail Loan Repayment Fund 0.3450 GENERALTRANSPORTATIONSPECIALDEBTCAPITALENTERPRISETRUST &TOTAL FUNDTRUST FUNDREVENUESERVICEPROJECTSFUNDAGENCYBUDGET Taxes:Millage per $1000 Ad Valorem Taxes8.547012,400,993 12,400,993 Ad Valorem Taxes 0.3450(v oted debt)500,567500,567 Sales & Use Taxes2,322,5762,5007,443,6795,70003400 9,774,795 Charges for Services1,162,563189,5781,503,27300304,2430 3,159,657 Intergovernmental Revenue5,477,4993, 388,3964,911,47904,103,170100,0000 17,980,544 Licenses & Permits56,0000492,7810000 548,781 Fines & Forfeitures72,500081,8000000 154,300 Franchise Fees360,000000000 360,000 Miscellaneous Revenue1,807,92764,0 001,739,6491,20016,50011,950603 3,641,829 TOTAL SOURCES 23,660,058 $ 3,644,474 $ 16,172,661 $ 507,467 $ 4,119,670 $ 416,533 $ 603 $ 48,521,466 $ Transfers In1,278,415 202,084 757,067 2,237,566 Fund Balances/Reserves/Net Asse ts3,866,4624,430,43416,579,290 120,9839,942,98891,338217,882 35,249,376 TOTAL REVENUES, TRANSFERS & BALANCES$28,804,935$8,074,908$32,954,036$628,449$14,819,725$507,871$218,48586,008,409 $ EXPENDITURES General Government6,084,74 10562,03901,869,08030,8550 8,546,715 Public Safety14,825,65107,087,0000500,00000 22,412,651 Physical Environment277,55402,784,7230235,39000 3,297,666 Transportation04,322,2143,057,1970402,56000 7,781,971 Economic Environment70,24501,081,5150000 1,151,761 Human Services1,957,9690279,325031,50000 2,268,794 Culture & Recreation1,255,1790002,652,590384,06225,000 4,316,831 Debt Service00236,003501,570000 737,573 Court Related00256,8780000 256,878 TOTAL EXPENDITURES $24,471,340$4,322,214$15,344,680$5 01,570$5,691,120$414,917$25,000 $50,770,841 Transfers Out$177,225779,390 956,615 Fund Balances/Reserves/Net Asse ts4,333,5953,575,46816,829,966 126,8799,128,60592,954193,485 34,280,952 TOTAL APPROPRIATED EXPENDITURES TRANSFERS, RESERVES & BALANCES$28,804,935$8,074,908$32,95 4,036$628,449$14,819,725$507,871$218,485$86,008,409 The tentative, adopted, and/or fi nal budgets are on file in the office of the ab ove reference taxing authority as a public reco rd. ESTIMATED REVENUESCounty of Okeechobee, Flor ida Fiscal Year 2012-2013 19 Okeechobee News September 23, 2012 OHS Brahmans lose to Sebastian River Sharks

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Sunday, September 23, 2012 75 Plus tax V ol. 103 No. 115 newszap.comFree SpeechFree Ads 15.25 feetLast Year: 10.95 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 GawdaFun with booksFriday, Sept. 21, was Brahmans with Books Day at South Elementary School. Members of the OHS football team read to the students. Khalil Smith (left) and Daniel Nunez (right) read from the book My Trip to the Farm. Afterwards the students discussed the story. For more, see page 5. By Eric KoppOkeechobee News A local woman was having some problems with her computer so when she got a telephone call from a man who said he could x her machine, she gave him her credit card number. Yeah, like a jerk, she said. The purported computer tech then charged her $249. A few days later the retired nurse had to take her computer to a local company to get it xed. And now she not only has to pay to get her machine xed, but shes also trying to get that initial charge removed from her credit card. That initial call came out of the blue on Aug. 9. The caller said they were with Microsoft and that they were getting error messages and that m y computer had a virus, said the 70-year-old woman, who asked that her identity not be released. I was having some minor problems with my computer or otherwise I wouldnt have paid them any attention. The man on the phone told her she needed to buy a protection program and he gave her a service code number of 9038. She was told to call 201-285-5200 if she had a problem. That is a New Jersey are a code. When she started having even more trouble with her computer she tried and tried to get help from the Microsoft caller. But try as she may, she could never get in touch By Eric KoppOkeechobee News According to a spokesman for Okeechobee County, four horses that initially appeared to be underfed are now being cared for and will remain with their owner. Okeechobee County Fire/Rescue Chief David McCain, who is also over Okeechobee Animal Control, said Friday, Sept. 21, that the horses have been checked by a veterinarian and a diet plan has been put into place for the owner of the animals to follow. Initially, we were bringing hay for the horses and then we turned the feeding over to the owner, said Chief McCain. Animal control of cers are doing daily visits to mak e sure they are being fed. The chief went on to add tha t Coggins tests have also been per formed on the horses. The owner of the horses wa s arrested by Okeechobee Count y Sheriffs Of ce (OCSO) Deput y Howard Pickering on Sept. 9 an d charged with four misdemeano r counts of animal cruelty. Beside s the four horses, the deputys repor t pointed out that there were also 3 4 dogs, six hogs, six chickens an d two goats on the property. Since that arrest, animal contro l of cers have gone to the N.E. 301s t Boulevard home and remove d Woman falls victim to computer scam County says horses will be left with ownerStudents enjoy pirate week ... Page 11 Okeechobee News/Pete GawdaOn Friday morning, Sept. 21, the OHS band gave a concert in the courtyard of South Elementary School. The band, under the direction of Chris LaFlam, gave a program of music they perform at football games. See HORSES Page 5 Brahmans play Sharks... Page 19See SCAM Page 5

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 FARM & RANCH OWNERSBerger Insurance Services, Inc.800 S. Parrott Ave. Okeechobee www.BergerInsurance.com(863) 763-6411We can insure your farm property and pasture liability. A rated companies. Call us for a free quote. Always on Top of the JobRe-Roofing Specialists Metal & Shingle Roofs Flats & Leaks Repair FREE ESTIMATES863-357-3838State Lic.#CCC1327338 2 Okeechobee News September 23, 2012 Special to the Okeechobee News/CESStudents of the WeekCentral Elementary Students of the Week of Sept. 10, include: Malia Garces, Georgia Harris, Ingrid Bustos, Peyton Parker, Alyssa Bottari, Kaylie Perry, Alanah Tinajero, Sergio Contreras, Dominic Mazzucco, Alexis Murphy, Hanah Swift, Hubert Jenkins, Ismelda Bustos, Savannah Burdeshaw, Brant Yates, Zachary Atwell, Keyla Albarran, Anthony Mazzucco, Emery Soto, Ruby Garcia, Leslie Cruz, Summer McGlamory, Jeshaun Swanson, Aaliah Bowie, Princess Espinal, Melissa Mojica, Irene Urvina, Jamari Corde, Josef Steiert, Cynthya Sandoval, Moelia Martinez, Haleigh McCabe, Allison Meara and Triston Garney. Today: Mostly cloudy in the morning, then partly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm and a chance of rain. High of 84F. Winds from the NE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 40% with rainfall amounts near 0.5 in. possible. Tonight: Partly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm and a chance of rain in the evening, then mostly cloudy. Fog overnight. Low of 70F. Winds less than 5 mph. Extended ForecastMonday: Overcast. Fog early. High of 86F. Winds from the NNE at 5 to 10 mph. Monday Night: Overcast in the evening, then partly cloudy. Fog overnight. Low of 70F. Winds from the NE at 5 to 10 mph. Tuesday: Overcast with a chance of a thunderstorm and rain in the afternoon. Fog early. High of 84F. Winds from the NE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 40%. Tuesday Night: Mostly cloudy with a chance of rain. Fog overnight. Low of 72F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 20%. Wednesday: Partly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm. High of 84F. Winds from the ENE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 40%. Okeechobee Forecast

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 CDA BAND8pm on the patio! DAILY EVENT CALENDAR Applebees Okeechobee 4pm Close Residential Commercial FREE EstimatesRoofing with the name you trust!Licensed and Insured St. Lic. CCC046939Dont make a Mistake! Call Big Lake 863-763-ROOF (7663) & REPAIRSROOFING Movie Tickets: Adults $6.50 Children 12 & under $5.00 Senior Citizens $5.00 all movies Matinees $4.50Fri., Sept. 21ST Thurs., Sept. 27THFor Info, Call 763-7202 I: LAWLESSFri., Tues. & Thurs. 7:00 & 9:00, Sat., Sun. & Wed. 2:00, 4:15, 7:00 & 9:00, Mon. 3:00 & 7:00II: MADEA WITNESS PROTECTIONFri., Tues. & Thurs. 7:00 & 9:00, Sat., Sun. & Wed. 2:00, 4:15, 7:00 & 9:00, Mon. 3:00 & 7:00 R III: TROUBLE WITH THE CURVEFri., 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-13 3 Okeechobee News September 23, 2012 OREA offers holiday ornaments for saleThe Okeechobee Retired Educators Association has their 2012 Historical Christmas Ornament for sale. This year the ornament honors the historic Okeechobee City Hall and is available for $15 from any OREA member or contact Gay Carlton, President of OREA at 863-763-5755. Previous year ornaments are also available in limited numbers for $10. The 2008 edition features the Okeechobee County Court House, the 2010 is of the Tantie School House and 2011 was of the FEC train station. Get them while they last! Each year, high school juniors in Glades Electrics service areas compete for an all expenses paid trip of a lifetime! The Electric Cooperative Y outh Tour, sponsored by the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association, is a week-long tour of Washington D.C. where students from all over the country are brought together to visit national monuments, meet w ith legislators, and learn the history of rural electri cation. This year, GEC was well represented by Luis Rico of Moore Haven High School and Casey Hurst of Okeechobee High School. The Electric Cooperative Youth Tour has brought high school students to Washington, D.C. every June since the late 1950s. Over 40,000 students from rural areas and small towns across America have participated in this unique program. You might ask, Why do electric cooperatives bring high school students to Washington? The NRECA believes it is important for students to learn about the political process so they can better interact with their government. Students should walk away from the Youth Tour as better leaders and have a sense that they can make a difference in their communities. The Youth Tour students had the opportunity to explore the beauty and history of our nations capitol; they stood upon some of the greatest monuments, and had sitdown conversations with Florida legislators. On National Youth Day, speakers provided insight into the important roles electric cooperatives play in their communities. Casey Hurst said, I felt it was important to go on this trip because going to our Nations Capitol would give me a different view of our county as a whole, away from the chaos of the media-biased elections. When asked to state his favorite part of the trip, he said, I was moved by the level of sanctity and respect given by the Honor Guard to our fallen warriors at Arlington National Cemetery. The changing of the guard ceremony is something I will never forget! He added, I will de nitely be encouraging the juniors at my school to apply for this trip! Luis and Casey deserve recognition for the excellent job they did representing; Glades Electric Cooperative, Moore Haven High School and Okeechobee High School, and their families at the 2012 Electric Cooperative Youth Tour. They are well mannered and intelligent young men with bright futures. The Electric Cooperative Youth Tour is another example of GECs commitment to the fth cooperative principle; Education, Training, and Information. GEC tries to inform the general public, particularly young people and opinion leaders, about the nature and bene ts of cooperation. Glades Electric Cooperative remains, Neighbors working for Neighbors. Glades Electric Coop sends local teens on Youth Tour Luis Rico Casey Hurst Special to the Okeechobee News/Grand OaksCountry kitchenFlorence Moore, Gretchen Deaton, activities director Jennifer Shatto Dodd, Mildred Cox and Marcella Sweda (left to right) enjoy chocolate chocolate chip muf ns hot from the oven while baking during the Country Kitchen program at Grand Oaks. The program allows residents to create recipes they have enjoyed and mastered over the years.

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Corps releasing water f rom lake Instead of releasing water from Lake Okeechobee to tide, they should b e storing it. Back ll Weston and Sawgrass like t he Kissimmee and recreate the old s heet ow and storage areas ... problem s olved. Nature had a plan. Allowing the water to move more s lowly would also give the vegetation t ime to take in the nutrients in the wat er, cleaning the water. The ditches that allow the water to drain quickly are a b ig part of the problem with the water quality. Florida is such a mess when it c omes to the water issues. Theyve been dredging, ditching and draining since the 1890s. And every time the water managers or the Corps x one problem, they c reate new problems. The people on the coast are not happy about the lake releases. We need a better plan. The Everglades needs that w ater. Why cant they develop more wat er storage areas south of the lake. Isnt t hat why Charlie Crist made the deal to b uy some of the U.S. Sugar property?Elections With more local elections coming up, I hope that some organizations host public forums or town hall meetings. W e need a chance to question the local c andidates. I am so tired of all the campaign ads on television, I have decided to just w atch DVDs until after the election. Galatians 2:6By Tommaso Pasquarella, pastorCornerstone Baptist Church Pride comes from deep within wicked hearts. It comes from your wicked heart and mine, from your evil desires and mine. I know what you are thinking, Tom, that is judgmental, but I would say if these words hurt it is because it is true. By the way these words hurt me as much as they hurt you. I do not like to think of my heart being wickedly evil, and I know you would not like it either. The heart is more deceitful than all else and is desperately sick; Who can understand it? (Jeremiah 17:9) Pride begins many battles in our lives that need not happen. The same thing happens in the book of Galatians. But of these who seemed to be somewhat, (whatsoever they were, it maketh no matter to me: God accepteth no mans person:) for they who seemed to be somewhat in conference added nothing to me (Galatians 2:6) But to these who seemed to be somewhat. What is the but referring to? Instead of submitting to the lies of these deceivers Paul found an amazing truth. These deceivers though they were somewhat, they thought they were somebody important, they thought they were somebody who needs to be listened to, they wanted to be the teachers and lead people, but they were leading them right back into captivity to a law the Jews could not even keep. This is pride. Where did we see the beginnings of pride? Where have we seen this before? We saw this very thought of pride right back in the garden. Do you remember the scene in the garden? Adam and Eve worked against what God desired of them and did what was right in their own eyes. What is pride? Inordinate self-esteem or conceit. People are so full of themselves that they deal proudly against God. Pride is a dangerous thing. Pride is the whole reason we as a people have fallen into sin. And when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was pleasant to the eyes, and a tree to be desired to make one wise, she took of the fruit thereof, and did eat, and gave also unto her husband with her; and he did eat. (Genesis 3:6) The serpent used a very sly tactic, he had Eve question God. He made Eve think that God was hold something back. She saw the tree was good for food. She desired it. She saw it was pleasant to the eyes. It looked good. She saw it could make her wise. It could make her see and be like God. Pride is the sin of the garden and pride is the root problem of all sin. We see this at the tower of Babel. They said, Come, let us build for ourselves a city, and a tower whose top will reach into heaven, and let us make for ourselves a name, otherwise we will be scattered abroad over the face of the whole earth. (Genesis 11:4) These people went against Gods plan, because I guess they knew better, and wanted to make a name for themselves. Is this not the de nition of pride? Why do some look at porn? Pride! Why do some think another woman is better? Pride! Sin is about pleasing self and dealing proudly against God. This is the problem these false teachers had, they were dealing proudly against God and wanted to bring people into captivity to the rules instead of loving God and living out what is right. From which some having swerved have turned aside unto vain jangling; From this pure love some have swerved and have turned aside to vein jangling, Desiring to be teachers of the law; understanding neither what they say, nor whereof they af rm. (1 Timothy 1:6-7) They have turned aside to vain jangling, vain talking, or idle talk, basically that have turned to speak about things that are useless. They want to be teachers of the law, they wanted these positions of power. The problem is they want to be the teachers of the law and yet they do not understand the law. They do not know what they are saying nor do they know what they are af rming with con dence. As Jesus said on the cross, They know not what they do!!!! What about you? Do you know what you are doing? Do you allow your pride, your desire to sin to trump your desire to honor God? Do not allow your pride your sel shness to govern how you react to God. But of these who seemed to be somewhat, (whatsoever they were, it maketh no matter to me: God accepteth no mans person:) for they who seemed to be somewhat in conference added nothing to me. (Galatians 2:6) Those who seemed to be somebody, bu t whoever they were does not matter to Paul. God is not impressed by what we know, H e expects us to submit to His truth and not wha t we think. God does not accept any mans person or their reputation. Those who thought the y were in uential did not add anything to Paul. They were teaching a different gospel all together, and they were preaching things tha t were not true for Christ has not come to enslave us to the Law, but to call us to choose to be slaves of his righteousness. Do not hate these false teachers, they hav e been deceived. They have been lied to, the y have bought into lies, and liars will teach others lies and cause a huge mess in the church. You need not hate the liars, pray for the blinders to fall. You need to pray for them to b e broken and then set in truth. How do you ght pride? Trust Christ. How do you gh t wanting your own way? Realize that your wa y only leads to more pain and more emptiness. Humble yourself before God and put others rst, by rst totally surrendering your life and taking on His love for you, by trusting in His dear Son Jesus Christ for salvation. September 23, 2012 4 Okeechobee News OPINION Speak Out Re ections from the pulpit Speak Out has moved online, w here it is quicker and easier to share y our ideas and converse with others. Go to www.newszap.com, click on t he community name and your local or s tate Public Forum. There, you can create new 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! Euchre Club changes nightsThe Euchre Club meeting at the VFW on 441 South is now meeting on Monday and Wednesday evenings. They start playing at 5:30 p.m. Any Euchre players are welcome. Senior/Parent Informational Workshop at OHSA special night has been scheduled for the graduating class of 2013 and their parents. All parents of seniors are urged to attend on Thursday, Oct. 11, at 6:30 p.m. in the lecture hall at Okeechobee High School. Parents will be given information about senior expenses, graduation requirements, discussion of the college admissions process, details about visiting colleges, work programs, information about Florida Bright Futures Program, SAT/ACT information, scholarship information, questions you should ask when visiting different post-secondary institutions, and important tips that parents and seniors need to know to have a successful senior year and a successful rst year at a post-secondary institution. This is an excellent opportunity for parents to ask questions that are pertinent for all seniors. True Lies addresses teen issuesThe True Lies assembly features Phil Chalmers, leading authority on Juvenile Homicides and other teen destructive behaviors, will be visiting Okeechobee schools in October. Phil will be talking about topics such as bullying, crime prevention, teen violence and substance abuse. Also appearing with Mr. Chalmers is rap artist LG Wise, who will be performing his song Tonight which is featured on YouTube. Mr. Chalmers and Mr. Wise will be at Osceola Middle School on October 18, at 7 p.m. for a program open to the community. This presentation is brought to the community by the Okeechobee Childrens Services Council and the Okeechobee County Sheriffs Of ce. The event is hosted by the Okeechobee County School District.

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Many newspaper aggressively push the opinions of their publishers or corporate owners. But we dont think its our place to tell people what to think, or to try to control public opinion. Our editors insist on purposeful neutrality. We try to report the news fairly and facilitate a fair but vigorous discussion of public issues. We are proud to be journalists, not power brokers. And were proud to understand the difference. Let us know by emailing feedback@newszap.com or calling your editor.Community Service Through Journalism W W e report, We report, but YOU but YOU decide decide 5 Okeechobee News September 23, 2012 about half of the dogs. The horses will be left on site because they are being fed, said Chief McCain. Theyve been checked by a veterinarian and theres no reason not to leave them on site. The OCF/R head also addressed another point raised in an earlier Okeechobee News article which questioned if the county is v iolating a state statute that requires them to provide a facility in which large animals, such as cows and horses, can be housed for short periods of time. This facility would be used in cases w here large animals have been abandoned or removed from situations where they are suffering abuse. Chief McCain said Okeechobee County is in compliance with state statute 588.21 because they have facilities in the county where large animals could be sheltered and have food and water. But, we dont want to advertise that, he said, for fear animal owners would abandon their animals at these locations and the county would then have to care for them. Because of the poor economy many owners of large animals simply cant afford to feed the animals so they sometimes drop them off along side the road and leave them. Chief McCain said he didnt know if the sheriffs of ce had been made aware of these facilities. When asked if he had knowledge of these places, OCSO Major Noel Stephen simply replied No sir. He indicated neither he nor Sheriff Paul May have been told about such facilities. If they have a suf cient facility to house them, then thats great and wonderful, said Maj. Stephen. Its the sheriffs job to collect them and animal controls job to take care of them. Of the animals being left with their owner, the major simply said: Thats their decision. The sheriff has no control over that. The statue also mandates counties to supply trucks and trailers to move the animals, but Chief McCain said a horse trailer is one thing the county does not have. But, if we need to move an animal we can contract with someone to move them, he said. With three full-time and two part-time employees, and a tight budget, Chief McCain indicated that the countys animal control facility stays plenty busy covering the city and county, as well as maintaining their facility where small animals are housed. Our budget is right around $190,000, and thats everything, he said. Any donation would be greatly appreciated. HORSESContinued From Page 1 w ith a computer technician or the person w ho took her money. She then sent an e-mail to the technician on Aug. 12. She got a response the next day that said the program she purchased was being trans gured to her computer, and that her machine would be ne in a few days. Then, a few days later, she got a call from another man who said he was from Microsoft. He told her she had a serious problem w ith her computer. Sound familiar? I told them I had just purchased a program and asked him if he even knew about it, she recalled. The caller then put her on hold so that he could talk to his supervisor. He came back on the phone and said the program I bought was the wrong program and that I needed to send them another $249 for the correct program. It was like they had never talked to me before, she said. I told him I was hanging up and was going to dispute the charge. She then did what she should have done in the rst place, she took her computer to a local company. Dean Jamieson, owner of Country Computers on N.W. Park Street, said he had to w ipe out the hard drive of her computer and that its now working ne. But until that was done, the Microsoft scammers had total control of her computer. They went in and put in a passwordits a password Ive never even heard of, said Mr. Jamieson. They added this password thats totally impervious to being cracked and theres no way to get around it. They disabled her machineits like vandalism. He said the only thing that can be done is to totally wipe out the computers hard drive. Mr. Jamieson explained that the scammers get control of the computer then lead the victim to an area where there are a lot of errors. They then show the victim the errors and tell them their computer has all kinds of viruses. Then, they offer to send you to a w eb site where they can help. But, instead, they take control of your machine, Mr. Jamieson added. They dont do anything to help you. Theres nothing wrong with your machine. Luckily, he continued, he was able to save the womans personal les. They prey on people who dont know anything about computers, he said, adding that hes run into this situation at least three other times. Mr. Jamieson went on to explain that the password is not a normal password used to get into a Windows account. Instead, the password is in the system of the computer and if the operator doesnt know how to get it theyll never be able to nd it. For those who bank and pay their bills online, Mr. Jamieson said its unlikely that the scammers would be able to access that information. Its possible, but not easy to do, he said. He went on to say most people just write off the money they lost to the scammers, but this latest victim isnt giving up that easily. Shes sent her credit company a letter explaining what happened, as well as an explanation from Mr. Jamieson. Hopefully, she said, the charge will be taken off her credit card. But even so, shes still upset that she fell for the scam. I feel like an idiot, she said. While its a valuable lesson learned, she really shouldnt feel too badlyapparently at least three other local people fell for it also. SCAMContinued From Page 1 Okeechobee News/Pete GawdaReading is funOHS football players Fabien Howard (left) and Cory Vickers (right) read to ESE teacher Cheryl McDonalds class on Friday, Sept. 21, as part of Brahmans with Books. About 15 football players read to the student to encourage them to read.

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 6 Okeechobee News September 23, 2012 Habitat Restore holds 50 percent off saleHabitat Restore (at the Trading Post Flea Market) is having a 50 percent off sale on Sunday, Sept. 23. Hours are 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.Junior rodeo set for countys Agri-Civic CenterThe Florida Junior Rodeo Association will hold a rodeo on Sept. 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 w ww.afjra.com or contact Kay Hickson at 561-996-2298. Knock Out Spice lecture rescheduledAttention, public servants, parents, students, community members, civic organizations, grandparents, business owners and community leaders: Do you know what SPICE is? The kids do. On Tuesday, Sept. 25, from 7 until 8 p.m. at the Okeechobee High School lecture hall you can learn how to protect our children and community from these dangerous drugs. Learn what synthetic drugs are and about unknown dangers and consequences.Cypress Hut Eagles to host dinner nightCypress Hut Eagles will be serving beef burgundy noodle dinner on Tuesday, Sept. 25, starting at 5:30 p.m. For more information, please call 863-467-1154.September CCC meeting plannedThe Community Collaborative Council, a part of the Shared Services Network of Okeechobee, will be Tuesday, Sept. 25, at 10 a.m. in the board room of the School Board Of ce.Shriners kick off season w ith spaghetti dinnerCome and enjoy the rst-of-the-season spaghetti dinner on Tuesday, Sept. 25, from 4 until 7 p.m. and music for listening and dancing from 5 until 8 p.m. For just $6, you get a complete spaghetti dinner with salad, bread and drink. Our local club is also collecting the pull tabs that you save from your aluminum cans. Bring yours to the club w here we convert them to gas money for the free transportation van of local patients to the Shrine Hospital. For more information on the activities of the Okeechobee Shrine Club, please contact Kip Gardner at 863-3570427, Mac Simpson at 863-484-0427 or the Shrine Club at 863-763-3378. All proceeds bene t Shriners Childrens Charities. Book fans invited to lunchThe community is invited to join the Bible at Lunch Time bunch in a one time discussion of Ann Rices newest two novels, Christ the Lord: Out of Egypt and Christ the Lord: The Road to Cannan. Her imaginary images of what the life of Christ might have been based on biblical and secular research is bound to invoke lively discussion. This will be held at the First United Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St.(behind Bank of America) on Wednesday, Sept. 26, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Feel free to bring a sack lunch. Drinks and dessert will be served. No reservations needed. For further information, contact Nancy Vaughan, 863-763-4021.County Fair board to meetThe Okeechobee County Fair board will have their monthly meeting on Sept. 27, at 5:30 p.m. held at the Chamber building.BHR HOA meeting cancelledDue to unexpected problems, the Homeowners Association meeting for Buckhead Ridge planned for Sept. 27, has been cancelled. It will be rescheduled in October.Junior Golf Championship date setWaldaus Junior Golf announces the Sixth Annual Okeechobee County Junior Golf Championship on Saturday, Sept. 29. Hosted by the Okeechobee Golf and Country Club, this tournament is open to local boys and girls ages 10-17 (18, if still in high school). This event is FREE. Space is limited to the rst 36 who sign up. Tournament begins at 7:15 a.m. with a continental breakfast. The rst nine holes is qualifying round. All players will then be ighted and then Championship round of 9 holes will follow. Tournament also includes a putting contest and award luncheon. Call Terry at 863-7636228 to sign up. Please sign up by Sept. 27. There is a need for sponsors or prizes, so please call Bridgette Waldau at 863-4677300 if you would like to help towards this free event for the juniors. For more information you can contact Bridgette or Terry at the country club. Feathers & Furs 4-H holds Rabbit & Poultry ClinicOn Saturday, Sept. 29, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., the Feathers & Furs 4-H Club will host a Rabbit and Poultry Care Clinic, with a drawing for a rabbit with a $1 donation to the club. The clinic will be held at Jones Supply & Feed, at 801 S.W. Park St. (south of Advance Auto Parts). Other 4-H Clubs are welcome to set up with us. Contact: Cathy Arthur, 863-763-1512.BHR Moose Lodge to host Senior OlympicsBuckhead Ridge Moose Lodge #2417 will host Senior Olympics, on Saturday, Sept. 29, starting at 2 p.m. Featured events include Cane Toss, Wheelchair Drag Races, Walker Races, Bedpan Pong, and Diaper Corn Hole. Prizes will be awarded. Come out and join the fun. All proceeds go to Moose Charities.Coffee with the CommissionerCoffee with the Commissioner will be hosted by Commissioner Bryant Culpepper on Tuesday, Oct. 9, from 10 a.m.noon, in the meeting room at the Lodge at the Lake Restaurant, 1111 S. Parrott Ave. Citizens wishing to participate are encouraged to call 863-763-6441 to schedule an appointment. Healthy Start Coalition announces meetingThe board of directors of the Okeechobee Healthy Start Coalition will meet Wednesday, Oct. 3, at 11:30 a.m. at their of ce located at 1132 S. Parrott Avenue in the White House Plaza. This meeting is open to the public. The Okeechobee Healthy Start Coalition is part of a statewide network of coalitions responsible for planning and implementing services for pregnant women and infants. The Okeechobee Healthy Start Coalition is made up of citizens interested in promoting healthy families and healthy outcomes for babies in Okeechobee. For more information about the Coalition please contact Executive Director, Kay Begin at the Coalition of ce, 863-462-5877.Farm Bureau to hold annual membership meetingOkeechobee County Farm Bureau Annual Membership Meeting is being held Thursday, Oct. 4, from 68 p.m. at the OkeeChobee County Civic Center on U.S. 98 N. Members are being asked to bring a covered dish of salad, vegetable or dessert. Steaks, drinks and rolls are being provided by the Okeechobee County Farm Bureau. Please RSVP by Sept. 28 to the Farm Bureau Of ce by calling 863-763-3101. Community Events

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 General Fund 7.7432CAPITAL IMPROV.CAPITALLAW GENERALPUBLIC FACILITIESCDBGPROJECTS FUNDIMPROVEMENTSENFORCEMENTTOTAL ESTIMATED REVENUES: FUNDIMPROVE FUNDFUND-IMPACT FEESPROJECT FUNDSPECIAL FUNDBUDGET Taxes: Millage Per $1000 Ad Valorem Taxes 7.74321,697,570 $ 1,697,570 $ OTHER TAXES (INS. PREM. UTILITY, ETC)602,175 $ 569,224 $ 1,171,399 $ INTERGOVERNMENTAL REVENUE1,246,306 $ 66,308 $ 500 $ 1,313,114 $ CHARGES FOR SERVICES903,908 $ 903,908 $ FINE, FORFEITURES AND PENALTIES22,400 $ 500 $ 22,900 $ USES OF MONEY AND PROPERTY1,000 $ 600 $ 5,500 $ 7,100 $ OTHER REVENUE43,141 $ 831,327$ 252,000 $ 1,126,468 $ TOTAL SOURCES4,516,500 $ 636,132 $ 831,327 $ 500 $ 257,500 $ 500 $ 6,242,459 $ Transfers In967,080 $ $ $ $ $ $ 967,080 $ Fund Balances/Reserves/Net Assets3,360,118 $ 648,780 $ 32 $ 76,750 $ 6,734,208 $ 3,108 $ 10,822,996 $ TOTAL REVENUES, TRANSFERS & BALANCES8,843,698 $ 1,284,912 $ 831,359 $ 77,250 $ 6,991,708 $ 3,608 $ 18,032,535 $ EXPENDITURES: LEGISLATIVE115,919 $ 115,919 $ EXECUTIVE174,334 $ 1,000 $ 175,334 $ CITY CLERK190,416 $ 190,416 $ FINANCIAL SERVICES256,404 $ 1,200 $ 257,604 $ LEGAL COUNSEL71,823 $ 71,823 $ GENERAL GOVERNMENTAL SERVICES324,595 $ 11,000 $ 335,595 $ LAW ENFORCEMENT1,962,012 $ 31,003 $ 50,272 $ 500 $ 2,043,787 $ FIRE PROTECTION1,320,331 $ 18,750 $ 24,632 $ 1,363,713 $ TRANSPORTATION1,067,746 $ 620,823 $ 16,950 $ 59,021 $ 1,764,540 $ CAPITAL PROJECTS-VEHICLES LEASE PURCHASE361,970 $ 361,970 $ LAW ENFORCEMENT SPECIAL FUND2,608 $ 2,608 $ CDBG GRANT FUND831,327 $ 831,327 $ TOTAL EXPENDITURES5,483,580 $ 620,823 $ 831,327 $ 66,703 $ 509,095 $ 3,108 $ 7,514,636 $ OPERATING TRANSFER-OUT$ 398,000 $ $ 500 $ 568,580 $ $ 967,080 $ FUND BALANCE/AND TRANSFER/RESERVES3,360,118 $ 266,089 $ 32 $ 10,047 $ 5,914,033 $ 500 $ 9,550,819 $ TOTAL APPROPRIATED EXPENDITURES, TRANSFERS, RESERVES & BALANCES8,843,698 $ 1,284,912 $ 831,359 $ 77,250 $ 6,991,708 $ 3,608 $ 18,032,535 $ BUDGET SUMMARY City of Okeechobee Fiscal Year 2012-2013THE TENTATIVE, ADOPTED, AND / OR FINAL BUDGETS ARE ON FILE IN TH E OFFICE OF THE ABOVE MENTIONED TAXING AUTHORITY AS A PUBLIC RE CORD.THE PROPOSED OPERATING BUDGET EXPENDITURES OF THE CITY OF OKEECHOBEE ARE 2.7% MORE THAN LAST YEAR'S TOTAL OPERATING EXPENDITURE S NOTICE OF BUDGET HEARINGThe City of Okeechobee has tentatively adopted a budget for Fiscal Year 2012-2013. A public hearing to make a FINAL DECISION on the budget AND TAXES will be held on: Tuesday, September 25, 2012 6:00. p.m. City Hall, Council Chambers, Room 200 55 SE 3rd Ave., Okeechobee, FL 34974 Sales: Monday at 12 p.m. Tuesday at 11 a.m. Okeechobee Livestock Market U.S. 98 North, Okeechobee (863) 763-3127 7 Okeechobee News September 23, 2012 Okeechobee Livestock Market ReportCalves were steady to a little higher on most. Slaughter Cows and Bulls were steady to $1 higher. Lots of optimism especially with a little rain out West. Please spread the word on our Special October Sales. RW Ranch, Naples, topped the calf market with a high of $2.25 bought by Foy Reynolds. Robbies Feed & Supply, Miami, topped the Cow Market with a high of 90.00 bought by Central Beef. Oct 12: OLM Bred Heifer Sale and Little Springs Horned Hereford Bull Sale Oct 19: Farms Angus Bull Sale Oct 26: Little Creek Farms Brangus Bull Sale Pete The following individuals were arrested on felony or driving under the in uence (DUI) charges by the Okeechobee County Sheriffs Of ce (OCSO), the Okeechobee City Police Department (OCPD), the Florida Highway Patrol (FHP), the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) or the Department of Corrections (DOC). Mark Steven Hair Jr., 22, N.E. 336th St., Okeechobee, was arrested Sept. 21 by Deputy Matthew Grumbling on a misdemeanor charge of driving under the in uence. He was released on his own recognizance. Sherita Yvonne Thomas, 29, N.W. 11th St., Okeechobee, was arrested Sept. 20 b y Deputy Matthew Hurst on warrants charging her with the felonies of violation of probation fraud/worthless check, violation o f probation petit theft, violation of probation forgery and violation of probation uttering a forged instrument. She is being held without bond. This column lists arrests and not convictions, unless otherwise stated. Anyone listed here who is later found innocent o r has had the charges against them droppe d is welcome to inform this newspaper. The information will be con rmed and printed. Okeechobee Arrest Report The Okeechobee County Sheriffs Of ce investigated reports of the following crimes last week. ASSAULT N.W. Eighth St. BURGLARY 3700 block of N.W. First St. 3700 N.W. 36th St. 1600 block of N.W. Eighth St. 5600 block of S.R. 70 E. 2300 block of N.W. Fifth St. 3500 block of N.W. 12th Ave. THEFT 11000 block of U.S. 441 S.E. (checks) 10000 block of S.R. 78 W. (boat parts) 2400 block of S.W. 22nd Circle 3500 block of U.S. 441 S. 1500 block of S.R. 78 W. (gasoline) 3500 block of S.E. 25th Terrace (jewelry) OCSO Investigations Last Blood Drive in SeptemberSeptember is a special month for donating blood in Okeechobee. Check which drive suits you best and get out and donate to save the life of your neighbor, your friend, and your family. Blood drive is: Saturday. Sept. 29 Wal Mart, 11 a.m.4 p.m.

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 EMERGENCIES DONT WAIT FOR APPOINTMENTS.Our Emergency Rooms wait times are consistently shorter than the national average.We treat kids too.The Right Care, Right Here, Right Now!Take comfort in knowing that if a patient does require alternative, specialized treatment, we have an immediate and seamless transfer process with our sister HCA facilities in the Treasure Coast: Lawnwood Regional Medical Center & Heart Institute and St. Lucie Medical Center. florida.newszap.com Check out these new features: Daily Local News Updates New interactive and easy to navigate format Plus much, much more!Come see for yourself! 8 Okeechobee News September 23, 2012 Raulerson Hospital has been named one of the nations Top Performers on Key Quality Measures by The Joint Commission, the leading accreditor of health care organizations in A merica. Raulerson Hospital was recognized by The Joint Commission for exemplary performance in using evidence-based clinical processes that are shown to improve care for certain conditions, including heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia, surgical care, childrens asthma, stroke and venous thromboembolism, as well as inpatient psychiatric services. Raulerson Hospital is one of 620 hospitals in the U.S. earning the distinction of Top Performer on Key Quality Measures for attaining and sustaining excellence in accountability measure performance. Raulerson Hospital w as recognized for its achievement on the following measure sets: Heart Attack, Heart Failure, Pneumonia, and Surgical Care. The ratings are based on an aggregation of accountability measure data reported to The J oint Commission during the 2011 calendar y ear. The list of Top Performers increased by 50 percent from its debut last year and represents 18 percent of accredited hospitals reporting data. This is the second year in a row that Raulerson Hospital is being recognized as a Top Performer. Raulerson Hospital is one of only 244 hospitals that achieved the distinction two y ears in a row. Last year, Raulerson Hospital w as recognized by The Joint Commission for its achievement on the following measure sets Heart Attack, Heart Failure, Pneumonia, and Surgical Care. Each of the hospitals that were named as a Top Performer on Key Quality Measures met two 95 percent (95/95) performance thresholds on 2011 accountability measure data. First, each hospital achieved performance of 95 percent or above on a single, composite score that includes all the accountability measures for which it reports data to The J oint Commission, including measures that had fewer than 30 eligible cases or patients. Second, each hospital met or exceeded 95 percent performance on every accountability measure for which it reports data to The Joint Commission, excluding any measures with fewer than 30 eligible cases or patients. A 95 percent score means a hospital provided an evidence-based practice 95 times out of 100 opportunities to provide the practice. Each accountability measure represents an evidence-based practice for example, giving aspirin at arrival for heart attack patients, giving antibiotics one hour before surgery, and providing a home management plan for children with asthma. When we raise the bar and provide the proper guidance and tools, hospitals have responded with excellent results, says Mark R. Chassin, M.D., FACP, M.P.P., M.P.H., president, The Joint Commission. This capacity for continual improvement points toward a future in which quality and safety defects are dramatically reduced and high reliability is sought and achieved with regularity. Such day-to-day progress will slowly but surely transform todays health care system into one that achieves unprecedented performance outcomes for the bene t of the patients. We understand that what matters most to patients at Raulerson Hospital is safe, effective care. Thats why Raulerson Hospital has made a commitment to accreditation and to positive patient outcomes through evidencebased care processes. Raulerson Hospital is proud to again be named to the list of The Joint Commissions Top Performers on Key Quality Measures, says Raulerson Hospital CEO, Robert Lee. In addition to being included in the press release of The Joint Commissions Improving Americas Hospitals annual report, Raulerson Hospital will be recognized on The Joint Commissions Quality Check website (www.qualitycheck.org). The Top Performer program will be featured in the November issue of The Joint Commission Perspectives and the October issue of The Joint Commission: The Source. Okeechobees Raulerson Hospital earns Top Performer on Key Quality Measures Recognition from The Joint Commission Special to the Okeechobee News/OSSCard gameSeniors were having a great time playing cards at Okeechobee Senior Services at 1019 W.S. Park Street.

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 10 Okeechobee News September 23, 2012 Special to the Okeechobee News/Economic CouncilGuest speakerThe Economic Council of Okeechobee met on Sept. 5 at the Indian River State College Williamson Conference and Education Center. Guest speaker Ben DeVries, CEO and executive director of the Treasure Coast Research Park, explained the Parks mission to create a legacy for Floridas future generations by making it their top priority to attract research organizations that will invest in commercial innovation and scienti c research. The Research Park, which is located in Ft. Pierce, will foster new businesses and new employment, resulting in a continual expansion of human intellectual capital. Pictured Left to right are Sandy Perry, Hoot Worley, Jason Matson, Ben DeVries, Maureen Budjinski, Tara Rowley and Jose Rasco. Special to the Okeechobee News/Susan GeorgeConstitution DayOkeechobee Daughters of the American Revolution placed a Constitution Week display in the Okeechobee Library. It shows a copy of the Constitution and a picture of the signing of it. Booklets about the Constitution are available for anyone who wants a copy. DAR Chapter information is also available. Left to right are Julie Turner, regent; Donna Webster, registrar, and Su George, history chair. B.R.A.T. hosts Teen DanceCome and join the October edition of the B.R.A.T. Club Teen Dance on Saturday, Oct. 13, from 7 until 10 p.m. Tweens and teens ages 12-16 are invited. Enjoy pizza, soda, chips, games and entertainment all for $7 admission. For more information, please call Teresa Chandler at 863-801-4996.

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Items subject to change, available while supplies last. Like us on Facebook AC Change Out SpecialistsCall to hear about our rebates and specials to fit your familys needs.. We service all makes and models. Newman Air Conditioning 207 NE Park Street Okeechobee 863-763-7073State Lic. # CACO13262Serving Okeechobee Since 1972 CAC014022 Offers expire 11/30/2012. *Rebate offer is valid only with the purchase of qualifying Lennox products. **See dealer for details. 2012 Lennox Industries Inc. See your participating Lennox dealer for details. Lennox dealers include independently owned and operated businesses. 13 Okeechobee News September 23, 2012 Special to the Okeechobee News/Sandy PerryIn the front row from left to right are: Kristin Higgens-First United Methodist Church (FUMC) and Kristens grandfather, Doc Thrift-FUMC. In the middle row: OMA member Bobby Huntley-The Gathering and OMA Member-at-Large Rev. Dr. Edward Weiss-Church of Our Saviour Episcopal. Last Row: Anthony MetcalfFUMC, Barbara McGlamory-Fountain of Life and Pat Hall-FUMC. Not pictured: Venessa Watt-FUMC. Despite the rain, members of the community met last Tuesday at Yearling Middle School for the annual Prayer Walk sponsored by the Okeechobee Ministerial Association to pray for the schools, teachers, students, support staffs, parents and administrators in that area which included North Elementary, Okeechobee Achievement Academy, Peace Lutheran School & Seminole Elementary. The group will convene at 6 p.m. next Tuesday, Sept. 28, at the agpole at Okeechobee High School, Raulerson Hospital, Everglades ES and Okeechobee Health Care Facility for the nal 2012 Prayer Walk. The public is invited to attend and pray for a successful year for all that are involved with Okeechobees schools. Come and be a part of this special hour-long community event. Participants walk as much as they are able. Ministerial Association gathers at school for Annual Prayer Walk

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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: Kings 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. 1,430 Acre Ranch in Eastern Okeechobee CountyOffered Exclusively by: The Tucker Group, LLC Call Brandon Tucker (772) 201-8722$3,750 per acre Northern 1300 Acres SOLD 8/24/2012 Located Behind The White House Plaza 1126 S. Parrott Ave (863) 763-6000Lori Mixon 863634-1457 ((LMixon@MixonGroup.com www.MixonGroup.com Vicki S. Anderson, Lic. RE Broker Your Hometown RealtorGiving you theservice you deserve!21442 E. SR 78, BHR Okeechobee 863-634-4106vic_anderson@earthlink.netwww.andersonrealtyco.com 15 Okeechobee News September 23, 2012 By Charles M. MurphyOkeechobee News The Yearling Bulls rallied from a 1-0 de cit in the rst 15 minutes to blow out Oslo, 8-2 on Wednesday night in Vero Beach in middle school soccer action. Gabriel Hernandez and Giovanni Garcia both had two goals, while Alberto Diaz added a goal and three assists. Other goal scorers included J ose Orozco, Elider Garcia and Javier Hernandez. Jose Delacruz had an assist for Yearling (3-1). Coach Erick Rios said it was a dif cult match in the rst half because his team was not focused and allowed a goal in the rst two minutes. We did come back and kept up the pressure for the rest of the game. I think the entire team played their best, he added. Isidro Gomez was praised for good work in the Bulls goal with several big saves. The Brighton Lady Seminoles Junior V arsity defeated Storm Grove 25-18, 23-25, and 16-14 in a very competitive match on W ednesday. Krysta Burton, Alicia Fudge and Crysten Smith had outstanding service games for Pemayetv Emahakv. Fudge and Camryn Thomas were praised for excellent defensive work. Coach Darryl Allen said the y oung girls have continued to improve and have a lot of school spirit, The girls fought hard, played together as a team, and showed how tough they are, he added. The Lady Brahman golf team played well in a big victory over South Fork 196-241 in a match Wednesday at the Okeechobee Golf and Country Club. Kailey Hoover shot her best round of the year, 44, and Hannah Raulerson red a 47 to lead the Lady Brahmans. Coach Brent Stuart said he was really impressed with the teams performance at home Wednesday, Coach Hank Raulerson and I were very pleased that our team broke 200 again this year. It will be this type of score that could help us in the district rankings. The Yearling Lady Bulls volleyball team pounded Oslo 25-15 and 25-6 on Wednesday afternoon in Indian River County. Rachel Bryan had eight kills and six aces. Megan Hargraves had ve service aces and four kills. Raylee Coleman had ve aces and three kills. Carrie Wharin had 13 assists. Yearling (5-1) went up against a fundamentally sound Oslo squad that was able to keep the ball in play for lengthy points. In the rst game we were tied 12-12, before our power factor nally took over, Coach Bruce Conrad said. We got on a tremendous serving run and won the second game easily. Yearling will play six of their next seven matches in their home gymnasium. The Osceola Warriors were rained out at Gifford on Wednesday and the soccer and volleyball matches will be rescheduled. Okeechobee Sports News in Brief Indian River State College serves as an accessible resource for education and training in the local community. On Saturday, Oct. 13, IRSC will host the Pick Your Path Fall Career Fair, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the IRSC Blackburn Educational Building, 3002 Avenue D, in Fort Pierce. The IRSC Pick Your Path Fall Career Fair is a family event to come and learn more about careers, IRSC Quick Job Training, nancial aid and educational opportunities available with IRSC. The IRSC Pick Your Path Fall Career Fair will feature music, refreshments, demonstrations of many IRSC Quick Job Training programs, English as a Second Language (ESL) open house, career information, and more. Community partners for the event include Workforce Solutions, Harvest Outreach, Fort Pierce Housing Authority and the Boys and Girls Club. The Blackburn Educational Building is an IRSC facility that helps support the revitalization of Fort Pierce. The Blackburn serves as the learning hub of the R. Duke Nelson Human Development & Resources Center located at 3002 Avenue D. It is a community resource that provides needed training for more rewarding careers, good pay and brighter futures. For more information about the IRSC Pick Your Path Fall Career Fair or programs available at the Blackburn Educational Building and IRSC, call 866-792-4772, email info@irsc.edu or visit www.irsc.edu. Pick Your Path at IRSC Fall Career Fair

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GiveawayANIMAL LOVERS I have free kittens needing loving homes, males & females, all ages, long & short hair. Call 863-467-2601 Garage/ Yard SalesWe Buy Estates Antiques, Collectibles, Household, Tools, Jewelry and etc. Call 863-697-8906 Need a few more bucks to purchase something deer? Pick up some extra bucks when you sell your used items in the classifeids. When doing those chores is doing you in, its time to look for a helper in the classifieds. For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Employment Full TimeGas attendant and maintenance person for new Turnpike C-storeFort Drum Shell is seeking a customer service attendant with maintenance experience to assist customers and help keep our new store and gas station in top shape. The successful applicant will have a positive attitude, good customer service skills, be able to make minor repairs and perform janitorial duties. Must be presentable and dependable. Our new facility at the Ft. Drum service plaza on Floridas Turnpike will be nished soon. Join our team now. Starting pay will be $9 to $10/hour depending on quali cations plus mileage pay. Drug screen and background check required. Apply in person at the Shell gas station, mile marker 184, Floridas Turnpike. 863-763-9383Receptionist Doctors of ce front desk positionMust have excellent people skills, computer knowledge and high energy level. Applications available at: 280 SW 32nd Street For questions please call: (863)763-2400 Time to clean out the attic, basement and/or garage? Advertise your yard sale in the classifieds and make your clean up a breeze! Reading a newspaper helps you understand the world around you. No wonder newspaper readers are more successful people! Employment Medical Employment MedicalRN, LPN, PT, OT, CNAImmediate Work Leading National Home Health Agency expanding to Okeechobee County now hiring FT & Per Diem RN, LPN, PT, OT, CNA w/min 1yr exp To learn more, please join us at our Open House on 9/24/12 @ The Hampton Inn Okeechobee (1200 State Rd 70E) from 4:30p 7p Interim Healthcare 863-697-8247 772-497-8002 Employment Part TimeGrand Oaks Assisted Living Community Part Time Cook needed. 12 hrs wkly. Exp. only apply. Level II Background check required. Apply in person M-F 203 SE 2nd Street Join all the people who say, I sold it in the classifieds. Employment Medical Employment Medical For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Business Opportunities NOTICEIndependent Newspapers will never accept any advertisement that is illegal or considered fraudulent. In all cases of questionable value, such as promises of guaranteed income from work-athome programs if it sounds too good to be true, chances are that it is. If you have questions or doubts about any ad on these pages, we advise that before responding or sending money ahead of time, you check with the Better Business Bureau at 772-878-2010 for previous complaints. Some 800 and 900 telephone numbers may require an extra charge, as well as long distance toll costs. We will do our best to alert our reader of these charges in the ads, but occasionally we may not be aware of the charges. Therefore, if you call a number out of your area, use caution. How do you find a job in todays competitive market? In the employment section of the classifieds Grab a bargain from your neighbors garage, attic, basement or closet in todays classifieds. How fast can your car go? It can go even faster when you sell it in the classifieds. Looking for a place to hang your hat? Look no further than the classifieds. 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. For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Computer/ SuppliesDell Desktop PC w/Flat Screen, kybd, mouse. Like new! Family/School Programs Only $60! Call 863-517-2782. Guns/Supplies*WANTED* Collector is buying older model 22 cal. Ri es & Handguns and some others, any condition Call 863-447-5915 Love the earth Recycle your used items by selling them in the classifieds. Buying a car? Look in the classifieds. Selling a car? Look in the classifieds. Its never too late to find the perfect gift. Look for it in the classifieds. Shop here first! The classified ads 16 Okeechobee News September 23, 2012 Miscellaneous Multiple items china cabinet $100.00, sofa table $50.00, coffee table $50.00, table $50.00, gym like new $250.00, desk $100.00, computer desk $100.00, gazelle $25.00, pot rack $30.00, refrigerator $100.00 and various household items./neg. (863)623-7689 or (863)697-3666 Pets/SuppliesMiniature Schnauzer Puppy 10 week old Male, Salt and Pepper Merle. Health Certi cate, 1 set of shots and Registration Papers. $500.00/firm. (863)447-7416 Wanted To BuyCASH FOR CARS No Title Needed, Any Condition. 268junk.com Call (863)484-2012 Farm Miscellaneous1980 CHEVY ENGINE WHITH FIVE SPEED STANDARD COMPLETE AND A GEAR TO GEAR STAND A LONG TRANSFER CASE GREAT FOR MUD BOG TRUCK OR HOMEMADE MUDDER SET OF 24 1600 RIMS ONE GOOD TIRE 700 DOLLARS ALL (864)634-5717

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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 Condos/Townhouses RentTAYLOR CREEK 1/1 Condo on ground oor. Unfurnished. Pool access. Washer, Dryer, Dishwasher. Includes utilities. Move in now $900. $750/mo. (863) 634-0663. Houses Rent3 bed 2 bath house. SW section. New tile, carpet & paint. Kid friendly Neighborhood. 863-634-9330 or 863-467-2541 CBS Home 3/2 with a den and car garage. $1050 a month. (954) 303-9804. FOR RENT: NICELY FURNISHED DUPLEX IN KINGS BAY1 BEDROOM, 1 BATH W/ONE CAR GARAGE WASHER DRYER DISHWASHER. LONG OR SHORT TERM. 863-447-0742 FOR RENT: WATERFRONT UNFURNISHED DUPLEX-2 BEDROOM, 1 BATH, SEPARATE DINING ROOM & SCREENED PORCH. 863-447-0742 House for Rent 3/2 Garage, porch, NO pets. 2874 33rd Ave. Basswood 1st, last, $800 deposit. Call Rafael 561-683-9754 KINGS 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. Large 2bd/1ba On water in Treasure Island. $675.00 monthly, $500 security deposit. Call 863-467-1308 Office Space RentDowntown OkeechobeeOf ce Space starting at $350. 1200 Sq. Ft. Store Front also available. Park Street Of ce Suites (863)634-7622 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 For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Mobile Home RentBUCKHEAD RIDGE Dbl. Wide 2BR, 2BA, C/Air. $500 mo. Large 3BR, 2BA, C/Air. $550 mo. No pets. Yearly lease, plus sec. (863)763-4031 OKEECHOBEE 2 br./2 ba. on Rim Canal. $700 month plus Security. Call 863-467-6309 & 561-231-4505. Very Nice 2bd/1.5bath MH in TI,C/A/H,W/D hook up,large front screened porch,large attached shed on nice large lot. $600 monthly, 1st & Security. 863-357-7409 or 863-447-0616 Mobile HomeSale BUCKHEAD RIDGE $57,000 OBO Appraised at $64,000. MOBILE HOME W/PROPERTY, 2BD/2BA, FLORIDA ROOM, DECK OVER CANAL, MANY EXTRAS. 863-467-5527 Dble wide, Brick enclosed surveyed and sprayed, screen enclosed diving pool, of ce, screened porch and utility room, stainless appliances sub-zero frig, shop and storage, 3bd/3ba, fenced on 1/2 acre in Lakeport. $129,000 call 573-718-8074 or 573-718-3624 OKEECHOBEE 2 br./2 ba., Central AC, New solar screens on all windows, new refrigerator. Lot Rent $250 mo. includes water. Asking $7500 OBO. 252-255-8332. Palm Harbor Village Red Tag Sale Over 10 Stock Units Must Go New Homes Start at $39,900 800-622-2832 ext 210 For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Boats1973 26 Foot Cary with (2) 250 Mercury outboard motors, and oat on trailer, needs work. $3,800.00 Call 863-357-7409 or 863-447-0616 anytime. 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/cs, w/d much more. Good condition $6,500 O.B.O 863-634-8331 Travel TrailersTravel Trailer 2001 Cameo by Carriage 5th wheel Trailer. 2 slides $7,000.00/or best offer. (863)447-7416. For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Classic Cars1979 CHEVROLET CORVETTE Automatic, T-tops, Antique plate. $12,000 /or best offer (863)610-1276 For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 2012 DR86 Donna J. Kellman, Petitioner and Lloyd E. Kellman, Respondent AMENDED NOTICE OF ACTION FOR DISSOLUTION OF MARRIAGE TO: Lloyd E. Kellman YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action has been led against you and that you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on Donna Kellman, whose address is PO Box 2794, Okeechobee, FL 34973 on or before 10-9-2012, and le the original with the clerk of this Court at Okeechobee County Judicial Center, Court Operations 1st Floor, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 34972 before service on Petitioner or immediately thereafter. If you fail to do so, a default may be entered against you for the relief demanded in the petition. Copies of all court documents in this case, including orders, are available at the Clerk of the Circuits Courts of ce. You may review these documents upon request. You must keep the Clerk of the Circuit Courts of ce noti ed of your current address. (You may le Notice of Current Address, Florida Supreme Court Approved Family Law Form 12.915.) Future papers in this lawsuit will be mailed to the address on record at the clerks of ce. WARNING: Rule 12.285, Florida Family Law Rules of Procedure, requires certain automatic disclosure of documents and information. Failure to comply can result in sanctions, including dismissal or striking of pleadings. DATED: 9-5-2012 SHARON ROBERTSON CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT 425950 ON 9/9,16,23,30/12 17 Okeechobee News September 23, 2012 ACROSS 1 *Bohemian Rhapsody group 6 *Poet Whitman 10 Exotic food fish 14 Ao Nuevo month 15 Irish Spring variety 16 Wife of Zeus 17 Sudoku fill-in 18 Fronded plant 19 Irving hero 20 Starbucks pickup 22 Man with morals 23 *Painfully shy 26 *Tormented by pollen, say 27 Torino time period 28 Good thinking 31 *Cross 34 Overhauls 39 Aladdins helper 40 *Medicos address 41 Red simile words 42 Parent who minds how her kid acts? 44 *Like a quiet town 45 Dojo discipline 47 WNBA position 48 *He won 26 Oscars, including an Academy Honorary Award (consisting of one full-sized and seven miniature statuettes) for the film depicted in this puzzles starred answers 52 *Cry of surprise 55 Quarterfinals complement, e.g. 56 Danube capital 58 Like a noted piper 59 Watch 60 Roads scholar? 64 Feminine suffix 65 Corleone family head 66 Were out of choices 67 Son of Frankenstein role 68 *Frosted flakes 69 *Chess side DOWN 1 Proof abbr. 2 Cycle prefix 3 Hosp. test 4 Love Story novelist Segal 5 __ this world: bizarre 6 Hem and haw 7 On the safer side 8 Passed-down stories 9 Downing Street number 10 My goodness 11 __ porridge hot ... 12 Paella ingrediente 13 *All smiles 21 Faulkners The Sound and the __ 22 Like some reports 23 His 3,000th hit was a homer 24 Stop in Qubec? 25 Healthful hot spot 26 Cry noisily 29 Starbucks pickup 30 NYSE overseer 32 Top Gun foe 33 Didnt wait for Christmas 35 May __ of service? 36 Hanger-on 37 Pool statistic 38 Start to foam? 40 Palme __: Cannes film award 43 Has the okay 44 Spotted 46 Market index, familiarly 48 *Not very bright 49 Best part of the cake, to some 50 Shorthand pro 51 Unsafe at Any Speed author 53 Attached to a trailer hitch 54 Brooks of C&W 56 Vital thin blue line 57 Passionate about 59 RCA products 61 Sushi bar tuna 62 Congregated 63 Not postBy Patti Varol (c)2011 Tribune Media Services, Inc. 04/06/11 04/06/11 ANSWER TO PREVIOUS PUZZLE: gy Edited by Rich Norris and Joyce Nichols Lewis xwordeditor@aol.com 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 BEAUTIFUL 2 Bedroom CBS, Large kitchen, new carpet, screen room, utility room. $700 mo. includes water, lawn and garbage. (863)467-2784. EFFICIENCY 1BR furnished, for 1 person, Utilities & Direct TV included $550 per mo. 1yr lease & sec. dep. Call 863-634-8885. FULLY FURNISHED: All utilities paid. On water. Quiet neighborhood. $170 per week + sec. dep. Adult complex. No children or pets. (863)357-2044 for appointment. IN TOWN1br./1ba. furnished or unfurnished. Nice area. Utilities & lawn included. $690/mo., 1st & $300 sec. Non smoking environment. No pets. 863-610-0861. OKEE 2BR, 1BA., New kitchen, bathrm., & outside laundry. Very clean $575 month, $500 Security. 772-215-0098. V IKING/PRAIRIE 1 BR Apartment. Very clean! $650/mo. Incl. utils. No pets. Call Ron 561-329-8205. When you want something sold, advertise in the classifieds. Need a few more bucks to purchase something deer? Pick up some extra bucks when you sell your used items in the classifeids. The classifieds are the most successful salesperson in town. Crossword Puzzle Friends of NRA plan banquetThe Okeechobee Friends of NRA plans to hold a banquet on Oct. 11, at 6 pm. The banquet will be held at the Okeechobee Shrine Club, 1855 S.W. 53rd St. Tickets and sponsorship information are available at The Gun Shop, Okeechobee Shooting Sports, The Hunters Den, by calling 863-634-8678, or online at www.friendsofnra.org. The NRA Foundation is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization. Banquet proceeds will help support many community services related to rearm education, hunter safety, conservation, youth marksmanship, range improvements, law enforcement training and many other shooting sports interests. Please join your local business owners, friends, neighbors and community leaders as we work together to ensure the shooting sports for the next generation.Relay for Life Kickoff celebration plannedPlease come and join us at Lunkers Sports Grille on Thursday, Oct. 11, to help kick off our 2013 Relay for Life year. The theme for this years event is All-Star Relay Scoring Against Cancer so wear your favorite sports memorabilia and join the fun. If you are interested in nding out more information related to joining this wonderful cause on any level, please contact Missy Fipps 863-634-8674 or Lacey Summerall 863-634-7765.

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Buy a Home Delivery or Mail subscription for $6 a monthand receive an E-Subscription FREE* Your local news available right at your fingertips! Call (863) 763-3134 today! When you enroll in our EZPAY subscription planStay in the know with anE-subscription (561) 747-1232 Improve your appearance, your confidence, and your self esteem. Enhance your breast, flatten your tummy or shed unwanted fat. Let us help you look and feel your very best! Tummy Tuck Breast Augmentation Breast Lift/Reduction Endoscopic Brow Lift Face Lift Nasal Surgery Eyelid Surgery Liposculpture Botox and Fillers 18 Okeechobee News September 23, 2012 Special to the Okeechobee News/Peggy DuBoseLifeguard trainingA Lifeguard training course was conducted at the Okeechobee Golf & Country Club pool on Sunday, Sept. 9. Participants were Howard Delbert, Jordon Bolan and Katie VanBeek. All three of the class participants are Okeechobee High School students and members of the OHS swim team.

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By Charles M. Murphy Okeechobee NewsSebastian River gained nearly 300 yards in offense in the rst half and went on to defeat Okeechobee 19-10 in the District 14-6A opener for both teams Friday night in Indian River County. Most of the second half was played in a heavy down pour as heavy rains and strong thunderstorms plagued most of the Treasure Coast. For Sebastian, the rst 24 minutes were enough to get a key district win which puts the Brahmans in the hole if they intend to qualify for the post season this year. Nate Pryor rushed for 78 yards and a touchdown and caught a 70-yard touchdown pass for the Sharks, (2-2, 1-0). After Okeechobee drove 78 yards in ve plays behind new starting quarterback LaVante Spivey, the Sharks responded on a third and 10 when quarterback Hakeem Rainey found Pryor behind the defense for a 30-yard pass play. Pryor eluded the tackle and ran the rest of the way untouched for a back breaking touchdown. We came out and performed well, Pryor said, We did what the weather allowed and w e didnt let it stop us. Okeechobee had stunned the Sharks with the opening drive and appeared poised to have a high powered offense performance. However, after the drive, Okeechobee only gained another 46 yards in the rst half. While Spivey w as effective at rst, the Sharks began to key on him, and he was unable to get untracked. The only other big play for Okeechobee came in the second quarter when quarterback Jack Radebaugh hit Fabian Howard for a 46-yard pass play. All the momentum from that play was gone one play later when the center snap eluded Radebaugh for a 19-yard loss and the drive stalled. Okeechobees points came on a 16-yard pass from Spivey to Zach Wing eld just two minutes into the game. Sebastian drove 75 yards in 11 plays in the second quarter to take the lead for good 14-7 on a ve-yard run by Pryor. Okeechobee was agged for off side penalties three times on the drive. Pryor also broke loose for 33 yards in three carries early in the drive. Sharks Coach Randy Bethel said his team ran the ball well in the rst half. He said Okeechobee tried to stop the Sharks from running outside. We thought we could get inside a little bit and take advantage of our play action passes. They made great adjustments late in the rst half and outstanding adjustments in the second half. They made us completely ip the script, he said. Sebastian drove into eld goal range late in the half but Aaron Robersons try from 38 yards away hit the left upright. Okeechobee held the Sharks to only 62 yards in the second half but while their defense played tremendous, the offense could never get untracked. Okeechobee appeared to have things going with inside runs by D.J. Washington early in the third but a costly holding penalty killed the drive at mid eld. A 15-yard dash by Radebaugh on a third down and a 15-yard personal foul penalty on Sebastian River got Okeechobee into position for a eld goal and Adel Elhindi returned from the injured list to nail a 33 yard effort late in the third quarter. Sebastian recovered an Okeechobee onside kick early in the third and converted a fake punt into a 24-yard run by Division I recruit Shelvick Henry to reach eld goal position. Roberson nailed a 32-yard effort to put the Sharks in front 17-7. Okeechobee had one last scoring opportunity when the Sharks tried another fake punt but failed around mid eld with six minutes left. Spivey broke loose on a third and nine and gained 18 yards and a rst down. He coughed up the football on the play and Octavia Jefferson recovered for the Sharks. They pinned the Brahmans back inside the 10-yard line with a nice punt with two minutes left and Radebaugh was tackled in the end zone for a safety to clinch the win three plays later. Bethel said his defense was the difference in the outcome. That God our offense is starting to wake up and evolve into what we think it can be, Coach Bethel said, Well hang our hats on our defense this year. Well be a great defensive team with solid special teams with an offense that takes advantage of opportunities. Game notes A moment of silence was observed before the game to honor the passing of Okeechobee Assistant Coach Daron Washington. Game stats at: orida.newszap.com / okeechobeenorthlake/sports/. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 NOTICE OF BUDGET HEARING The Okeechobee County Board of County Commissioners has tentatively adopted a budget for fiscal year 2012-2013. A public hearing to make a FINAL DECISION on the budget AND TAXES will be held on: Thursday, September 27, 2012 6:00 P.M. at 304 NW 2nd Street Okeechobee, Florida 34972 BUDGET SUMMARYGeneral Fund 8.5470 Jail Loan Repayment Fund 0.3450 GENERALTRANSPORTATIONSPECIALDEBTCAPITALENTERPRISETRUST &TOTAL FUNDTRUST FUNDREVENUESERVICEPROJECTSFUNDAGENCYBUDGET Taxes:Millage per $1000 Ad Valorem Taxes8.547012,400,993 12,400,993 Ad Valorem Taxes 0.3450(v oted debt)500,567500,567 Sales & Use Taxes2,322,5762,5007,443,6795,70003400 9,774,795 Charges for Services1,162,563189,5781,503,27300304,2430 3,159,657 Intergovernmental Revenue5,477,4993, 388,3964,911,47904,103,170100,0000 17,980,544 Licenses & Permits56,0000492,7810000 548,781 Fines & Forfeitures72,500081,8000000 154,300 Franchise Fees360,000000000 360,000 Miscellaneous Revenue1,807,92764,0 001,739,6491,20016,50011,950603 3,641,829 TOTAL SOURCES 23,660,058 $ 3,644,474 $ 16,172,661 $ 507,467 $ 4,119,670 $ 416,533 $ 603 $ 48,521,466 $ Transfers In1,278,415 202,084 757,067 2,237,566 Fund Balances/Reserves/Net Asse ts3,866,4624,430,43416,579,290 120,9839,942,98891,338217,882 35,249,376 TOTAL REVENUES, TRANSFERS & BALANCES$28,804,935$8,074,908$32,954,036$628,449$14,819,725$507,871$218,48586,008,409 $ EXPENDITURES General Government6,084,74 10562,03901,869,08030,8550 8,546,715 Public Safety14,825,65107,087,0000500,00000 22,412,651 Physical Environment277,55402,784,7230235,39000 3,297,666 Transportation04,322,2143,057,1970402,56000 7,781,971 Economic Environment70,24501,081,5150000 1,151,761 Human Services1,957,9690279,325031,50000 2,268,794 Culture & Recreation1,255,1790002,652,590384,06225,000 4,316,831 Debt Service00236,003501,570000 737,573 Court Related00256,8780000 256,878 TOTAL EXPENDITURES $24,471,340$4,322,214$15,344,680$5 01,570$5,691,120$414,917$25,000 $50,770,841 Transfers Out$177,225779,390 956,615 Fund Balances/Reserves/Net Asse ts4,333,5953,575,46816,829,966 126,8799,128,60592,954193,485 34,280,952 TOTAL APPROPRIATED EXPENDITURES TRANSFERS, RESERVES & BALANCES$28,804,935$8,074,908$32,95 4,036$628,449$14,819,725$507,871$218,485$86,008,409 The tentative, adopted, and/or fi nal budgets are on file in the office of the ab ove reference taxing authority as a public reco rd. ESTIMATED REVENUESCounty of Okeechobee, Flor ida Fiscal Year 2012-2013 19 Okeechobee News September 23, 2012 OHS Brahmans lose to Sebastian River Sharks

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