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Sunday, September 30, 2012 75¢ Plus tax V ol. 103 No. 118 newszap.comFree SpeechFree Ads 15.47 feetLast Year: 11.05 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.Stolen shing gear recovered ... Page 3 Brahmans stomp Tigers .. Page 8 Schools consider random drug testing By Charles M. MurphyOkeechobee News Okeechobee parents ocked to the Knock Out Spice Program Sept. 25 at Okeechobee High School to learn more about the dangers synthetic drugs pose to our children, and also got tips on how to better protect their kids from predators on the internet. Superintendent of Schools Ken Kenworthy said the district will consider random drug testing of students who have privileges like parking permits, or participate in athletics or extra curricular activities. Mr. Kenworthy reported that drug offenses have increased in Okeechobee Schools. Nine drug arrests have taken place in the rst ve weeks of school. In 2009-2010 the district had 37 drug offenses but only two in the rst ve weeks of school. In 2011, an undercover operation took place on the high school campus. Sixty- ve drug related offenses occurred in local schools, but only three during the rst ve weeks of school. Last year there were 39 drug offenses, three of which occurred in the rst ve weeks of school. "The problem we are facing is very real in our community and our schools," he added. Prescription pills are being replaced by synthetic marijuana in Okeechobee Parents warned about dangers of ‘spice’ Okeechobee News/ Charles MurphyOver 114 agencies and businesses showed their support for the Knock Out Spice effort with banners on the OHS campus fence this month. See SPICE — Page 5 Sheriff is only constitutional of cer to make budget cutsBy Pete GawdaOkeechobee News After all the discussion involved in preparation of the county's 2012/13 budget, the nal budget hearing was a brief, routine, ten minute affair. The only public comment at the Thursday, Sept. 27, hearing was from Rev. Paul Jackson who called Okee-Tantie "a gold mine." He urged reopening the park in the future as he felt it could be a source of revenue. On Sept. 13 Okeechobee County Commissioners agreed to close the Okee-Tantie campground in order to save money. The park will close on Oct. 16 with the boat ramp, marina and restaurant to remain open. Since the budget had been prepared including the operation of Okee-Tantie, commissioners understood that later budget adjustments could be made to account for the County adopts $86 million budgetMobile home destroyed by re ... Page 3 Hunter safety course offered locally ... Page 14 See COUNTY — Page 6 By Pete GawdaOkeechobee News In Florida it is often either feast or famine when it comes to water. The Lake Coalition for Responsible Management of Lake Okeechobee, St. Lucie and Caloosahatchee Estuaries and Lake Worth Lagoon meeting in Okeechobee on Friday, Sept. 28, was concerned with the over abundance of water. Okeechobee County Commissioner Frank Irby informed the coalition that work continues on the Taylor Creek lock. However completion of the project has been delayed because of the weather. He complimented water managers for getting the excess rainwater that fell on the county from Tropical Storm Isaac into Lake Okeechobee. Some of the other coalition members were not so positive. Jason Bessey, representing St. Lucie County said, "We understand public safety trumps everything." However he went on to say that once the rehabilitation on the dike is completed the lake could be held at a higher level eliminating the need for pulse discharges. Martin County Commissioner Sarah Heard contended that 500 millions gallons a day o f " lthy, polluted" water are being discharged form the lake into the St. Lucie Estuary. She wondered why there were no discharges to the south. She said there were regulatory restrictions to the north and south of the lake but none to the east and west. "When are you going to dust off owwa y proposals?" she asked, referring to proposals to allow water to ow out of the south end o f Concerns expressed over discharges from lakeSee LAKE — Page 5

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By Eric KoppOkeechobee News Although no one has been jailed for their part in a June 29 home burglary, a local man has been arrested and accused of selling shing rods and reels that were taken in that heist. Randy Ted Thornton, 30, S.E. 22nd Court, w as arrested Wednesday, Sept. 26, on a felony charge of dealing in stolen property. He is being held in the Okeechobee County Jail in lieu of $10,000 bond. An arrest report by Detective Javier Gonzalez, of the Okeechobee County Sheriff's Of ce (OCSO), indicated that six rods and reels and another reel were taken from the home. The estimated value of the equipment was $1,000, according to the report. According to the investigator's report he spoke with a man who said his son had purchased several rods and reels from Thornton. The man reportedly told Detective Gonzalez that he bought all of the equipment from Thornton for $50. Thornton apparently told the buyer that he needed ...some money really bad ..." The man told the detective he asked if the equipment was stolen, but Thornton apparently told him it wasn't. Thornton even offered to write the man a bill of sale, stated the arrest report. All of the shing equipment, including a $300 Calcutta reel, was returned to the burglary victim, said Detective Gonzalez. Stolen shing gear returned to owner 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 TO VOTE IN THE NOVEMBER 6 PRESIDENTIAL GENERAL ELECTION You Must Be Registered To Vote By Tuesday, October 9 Call the Election Of ce, 863-763-4014 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. 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Call Big Lake 863-763-ROOF (7663) & REPAIRSROOFING 3 Okeechobee News September 30, 2012 The following individuals were arrested on felony or driving under the in uence (DUI) charges by the Okeechobee County Sheriff's Of ce (OCSO), the Okeechobee City Police Department (OCPD), the Florida Highway Patrol (FHP), the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) or the Department of Corrections (DOC). Ernesto Sanchez, 16, N.W. Eighth Ave., Okeechobee, was arrested Sept. 26 by Deputy Dale Hardy on a felony charge of possession of a controlled substance. He was booked into the Okeechobee County Jail then released into the custody of his parents. Meleah Tate Ferrell, 15, N.E. Fifth Ave., Okeechobee, was arrested Sept. 26 by Deputy Dale Hardy on a felony charge of possession of a controlled substance. She was booked into the Okeechobee County Jail then released into the custody of her parents. Ryan Douglas Lott, 20, S.E. 60th Drive, Okeechobee, was arrested Sept. 27 by Deputy Corporal Aric Majere on a DOC warrant charging him with the felony of violation of probation fraudulent use of a credit card. His bond was set at $2,316.08. Dewey Alton Lightsey Jr., 36, S.E. 59th Circle, Okeechobee, was arrested Sept. 27 by the Okeechobee Narcotics Task Force on a felony charge of possession of a controlled substance (oxycontin). His bond was set at $5,000. Ernest Dean Willis, 54, N.E. 304th St., Okeechobee, was arrested Sept. 27 by Deputy Howard Pickering on a felony charge of possession of a rearm by a convicted felon. His bond was set at $50,000. This column lists arrests and not convictions, unless otherwise stated. Anyone listed here who is later found innocent or has had the charges against them dropped is welcome to inform this newspaper. The information will be con rmed and printed. Arrest Report The Okeechobee County Sheriff's Of ce investigated the following reports of crimes last week. ASSAULT 3500 block of N.W. 18th Ave. BURGLARY 8300 block of U.S. 441 S.E. (vehicle) 2500 block of N.W. 16th Blvd. (motor home) 2400 block of N.E. Sixth St (vehicle) 20000 block of N.W. 294th St. 4100 block of S.E. 74th Way 9200 block of S.E. 57th Drive 8000 block of U.S. 98 N. (vehicle) 1600 block of S.W. 35th Circle CRIMINAL MISCHIEF 1600 block of N.W. Fifth St. 200 block of U.S. 441 S.E. 4000 block of U.S. 441 S.E. FORGERY 1900 block of U.S. 441 N. FRAUD 1600 block of U.S. 441 S.E. 3800 block of N.W. 18th St. 17000 N.W. 38th Ave. THEFT 7500 block of N.W. 92nd Court (jewelry & medications) 4100 block of S.E. 28th St. (jewelry) 22000 block of N.W. 262nd St. 1100 block of S.E. 39thy Terrace (BBQ smoker) 6700 block of S.E. 88th Trail (jewelry) 200 block of U.S. 441 S.E. 3200 block of N.W. 36th Ave. (identity) 500 block of N.W. Fourth St. 5600 block of N.E. Second St. 2900 block of N.W. 47th Ave. (hitch) 3400 block of S.E. 38th Ave. (mail) 2500 block of N.E. 103rd Ave. Investigations By Pete GawdaOkeechobee News At 9:29 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 27, Okeechobee County Fire/Rescue responded to a re on N.E. 17th Terrace. Upon arrival they found a mobile home fully engulfed in ames. The tenant and the neighbors were spraying water on it. All occupants were out of the structure. The tenant stated he woke up to heavy smoke and re. Fire/rescue used 5000 gallons of water to extinguish the re. The Red Cross assisted the tenant and the re ghters. Estimated property loss was $12,000 and estimated damage to the contents was $10,000. Fire/rescue responds to mobile home re Randy “Ted” Thornton

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 4 Okeechobee News September 30, 2012 Tax the wealthy? “The problem with socialism is that y ou eventually run out of other people’s money.”  Right now, 46 percent of Americans do not pay federal income tax. Most of them are low income families who have enough exemptions to negate any tax burden. Some people actually get more money back than they paid in taxes. The suggestion was to make all of the tax rates the same. Are you suggesting that the poor should start paying income tax with the same rate for everyone?  If a family/individual works and falls at or below the poverty level, then, no, they shouldn’t be burdened with further tax. However, I do not believe because someone makes good money, and are fortunate to have a high paying job, that they should be taxed at a higher rate than a moderate income family ... anyone above the poverty level should be taxed and afforded equal exemptions/deductions on an equal eld.Electoral College It’s kind of amusing to me that as soon as it became a possible scenario that Romney could win the popular vote and lose the electoral college vote people started talking about how unjust the electoral college system is. Oh yes, those poor people in the nonbattleground states. How will they manage not having to deal with watching all those presidential ads? Poor them. Where was that same moral outrage over the electoral college a year ago?  I have complained about the Electoral College system for years, as have many others. Generally, there is the most interest in the subject during a presidential election. W hy keep this outdated system? The system made sense when it was established, but the reasons for setting up this system no longer exist. ,I too have pondered about the Electoral College system for years and have yet to nd justi cation for keeping a system around that is no longer needed ... and quite frankly outrages people, making one feel as their vote really don’t count as the system can override popular vote.  There are many reasons the Electoral College is still in use and when it comes right down to I’d say the core one is tradition. A lot of people just don’t like change. Some other reasons? Electoral College voting means rural areas are better represented. Federalism is maintained -this means the fact that the country is separated into states actually comes into play during the election. I’m not a huge fan of the Electoral College, But I think any discussions about changing how the president is elected need to take place at a time other than during the peak of election season (which is of course when everyone wants to talk about it).  To change it would probably require an amendment to the Constitution. It could be done if enough people wanted it to change. But the Democratic Party and the Republican Party seem to like it the way it is because it is easier for them to control. I think if they went to a popular vote, it would give each voter more power. Every vote would be equal. Right now, some people in states that are already considered to be in one camp or another don’t feel like their votes matter.  Most states are “winner take all states.” If they would assign Electoral votes on a percentage based on the popular vote, that would be more fair to the voters. Only two states -Nebraska and Maine -give a percentage of the Electoral votes to each candidate based on the popular vote.  With a National Popular Vote, elections wouldn’t be about winning states. No more distorting and divisive red and blue state maps. Every vote, everywhere would be counted equally for, and directly assist, the candidate for whom it was cast. Candidates would need to care about voters across the nation, not just undecided voters in a handful of swing states. The political reality would be that when every vote is equal, the campaign must be run in every part of the country. With National Popular Vote, when every vote is equal, everywhere, it makes sense for presidential candidates to try and elevate their votes where they are and aren’t so well liked. Speak OutSpeak Out has moved online, where i t is quicker and easier to share your i deas and converse with others. Go to w ww.newszap.com, click on the comm unity name and your local or state P ublic Forum. There, you can create n ew topics or comment on existing t opics. What follows is a sam pling of s ome of the discussions currently taki ng place. Thanks for participating! Up a TreeBy Calvin Fryar, pastorBrighton Baptist Church Luke 19:4—“And he ran before, and climbed up into a sycamore tree to see him: for he was to pass that way. 5 And when Jesus came to the place, he looked up, and saw him, and said unto him, Zacchaeus, make haste, and come down; for today I must abide at thy house. 6 And he made haste, and came down, and received him joyfully.” It has been alleged that Mr. Spurgeon, the “prince of preachers,” once put his homiletics class to the supreme test. He would assign each student a text, ask him to go to the pulpit and deliver an extemporaneous short sermon properly outlined according to the theme of the text. Finally, it was the turn of the shortest member of the homiletics class to receive the text for his sermonette. Mr. Spurgeon gave him the account of Zacchaeus’ conversion. With trembling legs and faltering hands the diminutive student walked to the pulpit, opened his Bible to the nineteenth chapter of Luke, and read with stammering lips the assigned text. Fastening his eyes on his audience, he began: “My brief sermon has three points. First, Zacchaeus was a little man and so am I. Secondly, Zacchaeus was up a tree and so am I. In the third place, Zacchaeus made haste to come down and so will I” and on that closing note the timorous student went back to his seat. (Luke 19:2-6) — Encyclopedia of 15,000 Illustrations Zacchaeus was UP A TREE—“…he ran before, and climbed up into a sycamore tree.” Sin has chased us up a tree and has left our world with no place to go but to the Lord; however, the gospel is still not even considered as the solution to our problems. But instead, like Jerusalem in the days of Jeremiah the prophet, we have turned away from our faith and have tried everything we can think of but to no avail—simply put, we are lost and now we have climbed up into a tree of pretense. When I was a boy, my friends and I would take our dogs and set them on the trail of a coon or some other small animal. They would give chase until the animal climbed up into a tree. To an animal being chased by hounds, it seems like a good hiding place until the hunter arrives. They may be safe from the dogs but not the hunter’s gun. America has left off its trust in the Lord and has taken to the trees. We will trust anything but the One who can save us. What are you trusting in at this very moment? The New York State Conservationist has published a list of pointers on what to do if you should become lost in the woods. In the fth and last recommendation, “Don’t yell, don’t run, don’t worry and, above all, don’t quit. Better yet—write to the Forest Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Washington, D. C., and ask for their pamphlet No. 0-23, ‘What to do When Lost in the Woods.’”— Reader’s Digest Zacchaeus came DOWN THE TREE—“… he made haste, and came down.” The Lord Jesus found him out and called him down from his tree. We may seek to hide our shortcomings from Jesus but we cannot. A Chinaman applied to a minister to be allowed to join his Church. The minister asked him some questions to nd out whether he understood what it is to be a Christian, and how we are to be saved. Among other things he asked him — “Ho w did you nd Jesus?” In his broken English the poor man replied. “Me no nd Jesus at all. Jesus Him nd me.” Zacchaeus stood UNDER THE TREE—“… he made haste, and came down, and received him joyfully.” When Jesus called Zacchaeus out of his tree, He was on His wa y to be nailed upon a tree. The Jericho Road led to Jerusalem where Jesus would soon die on the cross. Little did Zacchaeus kno w that soon he would be standing with the entire world looking upon another tree—the one soon to be raised on Calvary? As Christians we are called to meet Jesus under that tree—the old blood stained tree of Calvary. I can see this sawed-off tax collector standing there in the crowd at the foot of the cross— can’t you! There is an interesting story about Zacchaeus of Jericho: When he was aged and white-headed, he spent much time in a garden which he bought in Jericho, near the Jerusalem road. Neighbors noticed there was one special tree under which Zacchaeus loved to sit and which he touched almost with reverence. A passing stranger one da y asked him, “Why carest thou thus for the old tree?” The aged man lifted his fading eyes, but they had a glow, and slowly came the answer: “Because from the boughs o f this tree I rst saw my Lord and heard His voice.” (See Lu. 19:2-6) — Encyclopedia o f 15,000 Illustrations Re ections from the Pulpit

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 florida.newszap.com Check out these new features: • Daily Local News Updates • New interactive and easy to navigate format • Plus much, much more!Come see for yourself! (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 5 Okeechobee News September 30, 2012 Schools this year, Mr. Kenworthy added. All students who are busted with the synthetic marijuana are placed in the alternative school. They receive drug education and must attend a personal skills course. A survey was presented to see if parents believe in random drug testing. It would be illegal to test every student. It can be attached to privileges. “We are not advocating that these students be expelled. It is just a notice to the parents, they may lose the privilege for awhile. We don’t want it to be that punitive. W e recognize that student needs help and w e want them to get that help,” he added. He said several agencies which include the Economic Council are in favor of the policy change. Captain John Rhoden of the Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Of ce has worked for years w ith the narcotics task force. He explained that synthetic marijuana is falsely promoted as fake marijuana that makes them mellow. He said this drug does the opposite. “It’s chemicals that they are putting in their body. It can mess up your brain and y our body. Kids get anxious, they start beating on themselves, they get angry and want to ght,” he said. Law enforcement has been hurt by lax state laws. Every time a drug is banned, chemists will come up with new compounds that are legal in the state, and the sale of spice and synthetic drugs continue, legally in stores. “They make more money on this than they do on any other product and they keep it on the shelves. If these stores want to allow things that hurt our children, don’t shop there. They’ll have to go out of business,” he added. He urged parents and community members to call the Narcotics Task Force at 863763-7787 if they have any information about spice use in the community. Sheriff Paul May said his department continues to monitor the spice trade. He said one store continues to sell the drug and remains under surveillance and investigation. One store owner was arrested earlier this year and that case remains in the court system. “I hope the legislature will change the law to make it anything that mimics marijuana or drugs so we can arrest them. These people know this is wrong. They evidently don’t care, but we do,” he added. A representative with the Narcotics Task Force said they constantly buy the spice drugs in stores and test it to see if it is illegal. There are 12 different plants used for spice. They put it in a concrete mixer, add chemicals and acetone, and dry it out, and place it in containers. The drug comes in several different names such as “Scooby Doo” and “Mr. Nice Guy.” “It is all for pro t. For little to nothing [to make], they are selling it for $12 to $14. They are making a killing off of it,” he added. A task force detective said the sheriffs ofce is aware of the stores that sell it and will continue efforts to stop these sales. Parents raised several questions about the addictive qualities of the drugs, what to do with those addicted, and insisted that more be done to protect Okeechobee kids. Jonathan Hart gave a presentation on safety on the internet. He urged students to never give out their name, or address, or place photos on the internet because your identity can be comprised. “You never know who that other person on the net is. You need to be safety conscious,” he added. He also instructed parents about cyber bullying, and educated parents on various software and hardware available to monitor your child’s activity on line and provide parental controls on what your child sees on line. The event was supported by various local businesses as banners were placed on the fence at Okeechobee High School to promote the event. The guest panel on hand to listen to the presentation included Okeechobee County School administration, the Children Services Council, Sheriffs Ofce, City Police, the Okeechobee Juvenile Justice Council, Shared Services Network of Okeechobee, Communities in Schools, the Okeechobee Substance Abuse Coalition, the NOPE Task Force, County Judge Jerry Bryant and Okeechobee Drug Court Advocates. Editor’s note: According to a representative of Hanna-Barbera, the Scooby-Doo image and name is being used in violation of copyright law on packages of snythetic marijuana and they are pursuing all legal means possible to stop it. SPICEContinued From Page 1 the lake into the Everglades. “Water is a valuable resource and we need to treat it with respect,” stated Lee County Commissioner Tammy Hall. She noted that Lee County has restricted water use in order to conserve water. She also complained of freshwater releases from the lake into the Caloosahatchee River and the ecological damage caused by the releases. “We need to hoard this water now as we move into the dry season,” asserted Hendry County Commissioner Carson Turner. Federal lobbyist Fowler West of the rm Mercury/Clark & Weinstock reported to the board via skype. “The outlook is clouded by what is going to happen in the election,” he said. “If there is a change in administration we will have to get acquainted with new appointees.” Glades County Commissioners Russell Echols said Glades County has received 16 inches of rain since Tropical Storm Isaac. He claimed that the water being backpumped into the lake is as clean or cleaner than lake water. “The problem is that nobody wants to complete a projects,” he asserted. “Do something with the land that is productive.” Carl Neidrauer, chief engineer of the Water Control Operations Bureau of South Florida Water Management District said that district wide rainfall is above average and runoff continues to ow into Lake Okeechobee. He said that less than 4 percent of the total in ow into the lake during the eight day period of Tropical Storm Isaac came from backpumping on the south end of the lake. He said that Corps of Engineers is releasing only a small amount of water compared to the amount authorized by the Lake Okeechobee Regulation Schedule (LORS). Mr. Neidrauer said 1,500 cubic feet per second is being released to the Caloosahatchee while LORS authorizes 4,000 under the current conditions. He said that 23 percent o f the total release is attributable to the lake and 77 percent from basin runoff. The St. Lucie Estuary getting its rst pulse releases since October of 2010. It is receiving 900 cubic feet per second while 1,800 cubic feet per second are authorized. The lake portion of that amount is 11 percent. Mr. Neidrauer said the high water is harmful for bulrush and that two sh kills have been reported this week that were most likely caused by lack of oxygen due to organic matter washed into the lake. Commissioner Echols wondered when the work on the dike would be completed enough to hold the lake at a higher level. Col. Greco said that after the dike rehabilitation was completed there would be a series of public meetings to consider revising the lake schedule. Commissioner Turner asked for a detailed accounting of the cost of dike rehabilitation and the construction schedule. Corey Lee, biologist for the Florida Freshwater Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission said that LORS is concerned with the ecology of the lake. Paul Gray of Florida Audubon said that for the last ve years the lack of rain has had more to do with lower lake levels than LORS. LAKEContinued From Page 1

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Marjorie A. Poe, 75OKEECHOBEE — Marjorie A. Poe of Buckhead Ridge passed away Sept. 27, 2012 at Raulerson Hospital. She was born Sept. 23, 1937 in West Haven, Connecticut. She came to Okeechobee from Springeld, Mass. in 1985. She was a member of the St. Theresa Catholic Church in Buckhead Ridge. She enjoyed airboating, boating and loved to read. Mrs. Poe is survived by her husband of 35 years, Bill Poe of Buckhead Ridge; two daughters, Lisa Robinson (Jim) of Chicopee, Mass. and Joann Consolinie; son, Steven Consolinie of Chicopee, Mass; six stepchildren, Marion Hineman (Dick), Erin Lamourex, Mary Alice Garvin, Glenn Poe, Billy Poe and Tommy Poe; two brothers, George Roberts and Kenny Roberts; and good friends, Betty Upthegrove and Diana Marek. Visitation will be 4 to 6 p.m. Monday, October 1, 2012 at Buxton Funeral Home. Funeral service will be 10 a.m. Tuesday, October 2, 2012 at Buxton Funeral Home. Interment will follow at Evergreen Cemetery. All arrangements are entrusted to Buxton Funeral Home and Crematory, 110 NE 5th Street, Okeechobee, FL 34972. On-line condolences may be made at www.buxtonfuneralhome.com. Rigoberto ‘Rigo’ Hughes, 1OKEECHOBEE — Rigoberto ‘Rigo’ Hughes, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2012 in Palm West Hospital. He was born June 1, 2011 in Sebring, Fla. He is survived by his mother, Stephanie Hughes (Colton Garcia); aunt, Ann Dersa; uncle, James Hughes (Ciara), all of Okeechobee; in addition he is survived by many loving family members and friends. The family will receive friends on Monday, Oct. 1, 2012 from 5 to 8 p.m. with a service at 6:30 p.m. in the Buxton Funeral Home Chapel, 110 NE 5th Street, Okeechobee, FL. All arrangements are entrusted to the Buxton Funeral Home and Crematory, 110 NE 5th Street, Okeechobee, FL 34972. On-line condolences may be made at www.buxtonfuneralhome.com. Mary Ellen Schuler, 97OKEECHOBEE — Mary Ellen Schuler, died peacefully on Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2012, at the Hamrick Home. Born June 6, 1915, in Steubenville, Ohio, Mary relocated to Okeechobee in the mid 1970’s. She was employed as a press operator in the automotive industry and a member of the AFLCIO Union. Horses and dogs were her passion and she was a sponsor of the Humane Societ y Pet Rescue FL, non-kill shelter in Okeechobee and the Horse Adoption Foundation in Ft. Drum. Mary was a fan of American Idol, daytime soaps and Fox News. Mary was preceded in death by her husband, William Schuler; son, Joseph Cavanaugh and daughter, Patricia Cavanaugh. She is survived by her daughter, Diane (Doc) Higgins Thrift of Okeechobee; ten grandchildren, John (Veronica) Higgins, Jr. of Penn.., David (Valerie) M. Higgins of Calif., Chris (Conny) Higgins of Germany, Tim (Tami) Higgins o f Okeechobee, Al (Kitty) Berger of Hawaii, Julie (Adron) Williamson Chambers of Okeechobee, Barbara (Rich) Ducko of Penn., Celeste (Mel) Brown of Ohio, Kristina (Pierre) Bossaert of Calif., and Tony Le of Sebastian, Fla.; 20 greatgrandchildren; nine great-great-grandchildren; a daughter-in-law, Phoung Cavanaugh of Sebastian, Fla.; and numerous nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends on Thursday, Oct. 4, 2012, from 5:30 p.m. until the time of a memorial service at 6 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church, 200 N.W. 3rd St., Okeechobee, Fla. In lieu of owers, the family suggests donations be made in Mary’s memory to Humane Society Pet Rescue FL, Inc., P.O. Box 233, Okeechobee, FL 34973. Friends may send online condolences to www.buxtonseawinds.com Arrangements are under the care of Matthe w and Paul Buxton of Buxton-Seawinds Funeral Home, 3833 SE 18th Terrace, Okeechobee, Fla. Obituaries 6 Okeechobee News September 30, 2012Obituaries should be submitted to the Okeechobee News by emailing the obits@newszap.com. Customers may also request photos and links to online guest books. A link to the obituaries is available at www. orida.newszap.com O.C.I.A to host monthly meetingOkeechobee Community Improvement A ssociation will hold their monthly meeting on Monday, Oct. 1 at 7 p.m. at Douglas Brown Community Center. They are asking members to please attend this meeting. They are also inviting anyone interested in joining us to plan our Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration. Looking for great ideas and hard workers. They will also be discussing having a fundraiser in November. Please plan on attending. If you have any questions, please contact the following: George Robinson 863-610-0973 Bertha Boswell 863-7634823 or Rita Jones 863-467-0594. County Fair Board meeting date changedThe Okeechobee County Fair Board meeting will be held on Oct. 2 at 5:30 p.m. at the Chamber Building.ConKerr Cancer “sew-a-thon”Conkerr Cancer will have a “sew-a-thon” on Tuesday, Oct. 2 from 10:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. at the Okeechobee Presbyterian Church. Bring your sewing machine (or serger) and child-friendly fabric and sew w ith other ladies in our community who w ant to help put a smile on the face of a sick child. The group had a very generous donation of Christmas fabric this month so w e have pillowcase kits that will be available for our sew-a-thon. Also, please turn in all pillowcases that you have sewn up this month so they can go towards our total for September’s (MOPS) Miles of Pillowcase Smiles campaign.Eagles host dinner nightCypress Hut Eagles will be serving open turkey dinner on Tuesday, Oct. 2 at 5:30 p.m. For information, call 863-467-1154. Eagles North announces upcoming eventsEagles North will have bingo on Oct 2, starting at 1 p.m. On Tuesday, Oct. 3, bingo will start at 4:30 p.m. Proceeds go to the F.O.E. 4137 community bene t fund. On Sunday, Oct. 7, Eagles North will start having Sunday Breakfast again. Proceeds go to the F.O.E. 4137 Auxiliary bene t fund. The Lodge is located at 9985 U.S. 441 N.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 Ave. 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 6-8 p.m. at the Civic Center on Hwy 98N. Members are being asked to bring a covered dish of salad, vegetable or dessert. Steaks, drinks and rolls are being provided by the Okeechobee County Farm Bureau. Please RSVP by Sept. 28 to the Farm Bureau Of ce by calling 863-763-3101. Community Events park’s closing. County administrator Robbie Chartier said that $29.3 million of the reserve funds are designated. That means they come from a speci c funding source and can be used only for a speci c purpose. She said that leaves about $4.9 million in undesignated reserves. It is the undesignated reserves that are counted toward the three month surplus the county is trying to accumulate. By unanimous vote, commissioners approved a millage rate of 8.5470. An additional 0.3450 mills was approved for debt service to be used toward the jail debt. One mil equals $1 in taxes for every $1,000 of assessed value. Because of declining property v alues, some homeowners could see a reduction in their tax bills. By a vote of 4 -1 commissioners approved the $86,008,409 budget which is about 6 percent less than the current budget. As in the past several years the budget contained no pay raises for county employees. Commissioner Ray Domer cast the lone dissenting vote. He is opposed to taking $500,000 from land ll host fees to balance the budget. He has stated that he feels the county should cut spending to be in line with revenues and not use land ll host fees to balance the budget. All of the constitutional of cers except the tax collector, whose budget is funded in part from fees generated from that of ce, were asked to make cuts in their budgets. The only constitutional of cer who complied was Sheriff Paul May. The sheriff revised his budget downward several times before coming up with the nal gure of $14.8 million. He said that was the lowest amount he could operate on and perform jail security, law enforcement and courthouse security. In earlier budget negotiations he had suggested giving the operation of the jail and courthouse security back to the commissioners in order to reduce his budget. Post your opinions in the Public Issues Forum at www.newszap.com. Reporter Pete Gawda can be reached at pgawda@newszap.com COUNTYContinued From Page 1

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 MR. & MRS. LOUIS E. REDŽ LARSON HAPPY 65TH ANNIVERSARY RED AND REDA Wedding October 5, 194765 Years Later NeedEXTRA MONEY?107 SW 17th St • Suite DInquire Within NO PHONE CALLS 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 30, 2012Happy Anniversary N.O.P .E. vigil set for Oct. 25The annual Narcotics Overdose Prevention and Education (N.O.P.E.) vigil will be held Thursday, Oct. 25, at the Okeechobee County Civic Center on U.S. 98 N. starting at 6:30 p.m. Photographs for the memorial video can be downloaded to the N.O.P.E. website -nopetaskforce. org; or, by contacting Connie Curry at the Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Of ce, 863763-3117. To be included in the memorial video, your photos should be submitted by Friday, Oct. 5. The N.O.P.E. vigil strives to raise awareness and open doors to recovery by eliminating the stigma that has followed the disease of addiction -a disease that shows no prejudice to any walk of life or background. Livestock Market Report Prices seemed to “steady up” a little bit this week. Nothing any lower, mostly steady if anything. Lightweight steer calves were back up after being off last week. Cattle are beginning to show stress related to water and skeeters! Look for runs to pick up when/if water ever goes down! September is always a tough month to sell cattle. Hopefully there is “clear selling” ahead. Pete Beaty Ranch, Lake Wales, topped the calf market with a high of $2.70 bought by Foy Reynolds. Brown Ranch, Ft. Pierce, P & S, Okeechobee & Seth Louthan, Okeechobee, topped the Cow Market with a High of $88 bought by Central Beef. Oct 12th: OLM Bred Heifer Sale & Little Springs Horned Hereford Bull Sale Oct 19th: “44 Farms” Angus Bull Sale Oct 26th: Little Creek Farms Brangus Bull Sale Todd Aquaculture, the farming of aquatic animals and plants, is one of the fastest growing segments of the United States and global agricultural economies. Florida is the third largest aquaculture producing state and produces the greatest variety of aquatic organisms in the U.S., such as clams, ornamental sh and plants, shrimp, sh and alligators. A quaculture scientists at Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute and Indian River State College offer a unique educational program where college students receive handson training in molluscan, sh, and crustacean aquaculture in a cutting-edge facility. Recently, seven IRSC students enrolled in “Principles of Molluscan Aquaculture” class, learned hands-on about clam farming by planting measured clams in mesh bags and planting the bags in state-approved waters. Clam farming helps clean the water and is environmentally friendly. In 10 weeks the students retrieve the bags and check the clams’ survival and growth rate. It takes 12 months for the cultured clams to reach market-size. Successful clam farmer and IRSC graduate, Terry Lange, assisted with the clam planting and added, “Clam aquaculture in the state is big business with about 450 farmers producing a crop worth approximately $20 million. “ For more information about these growing educational and career opportunities contact IRSC Professor Dr. Ann McMullian (IRSC) at 772-336-6211 or email amcmulli@ irsc.edu or HBOI Dr. Susan Laramore (HBOI) at (772) 242-2525. IRSC students receive training in clam farming Annual Boots and Pearls Gala plannedThe Seventh Annual Boots and Pearls Gala will be held on Friday, Oct. 12, beginning at 6 p.m. at the Okeechobee KOA. The following are the various sponsorship opportunities and how to order tickets. Please join the party for fun, fellowship, good food and dancing to the music of “Chris Macarthur and the Florida Cracker Boys.” This is the main fundraising event of the year for Hospice of Okeechobee and there are many ways for you to participate in this event:  Presenting Sponsor $10,000 Includes two tables for 8, two bottles of wine on each table, valet parking and the front cover of the program.  Trail Boss $3,000 Includes two tables for 8, two bottles of wine on each table, reserved parking and full page ad in the program.  Table Sponsor $500 Includes one table for 8 and recognition in the program. Single Ticket $50 Purchase at Eli’s Western Wear or by calling the Hospice Of ce at 863-467-2321. There will be a live auction for pieces of art work by a local artist. A silent auction will feature an array of items donated by local businesses and individuals.

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 OKEECHOBEE COUNTY HOUSEHOLD AMNESTY DAY! HAZARDOUS WASTE SATURDAY, OCT. 6 th 9:00 AM 12:00 NOON VEHICLE MAINTENANCE FACILITY 306 N.W. 9TH Ave., Okeechobee • FREE DROP OFF •To Okeechobee County ResidentsPaints, Pesticides, Chemicals, Solvents, Brake Fluid, Pool Chemicals, Batteries, Cleaning Supplies, Used Oil, Oil Filters, Mercury Bulbs, Mercury Containing Devises and unknown Chemicals; Ni-Cad and Lead Acid Batteries; Tires (4 tires ONLY)Per Household). NO Propane Tanks. NO Electronics For More Information, Contact Solid Waste Dept. at 763-1811 8 Okeechobee News September 30, 2012 By Charles M. MurphyOkeechobee News D.J Washington rushed for 243 yards and scored two touchdowns as the Okeechobee Brahmans outlasted stubborn Martin County, 38-23 Friday night to snap a three-game losing streak. Washington rushed for an 83-yard touchdown in the rst quarter and caught a 50-yard swing pass in the third quarter to score a second time to lead the Okeechobee offense. The Brahmans had 292 total yards in the rst half. Fabian Howard broke loose for a 62-yard touchdown run in the third quarter and quarterback LaVante Spivey hit A l Fludd with a 34-yard touchdown pass in the rst quarter for Okeechobee (2-3). Okeechobee completed their scoring on a one-yard run by Elijowan Williams in the fourth quarter. The Tigers rallied from de cits of 31-7 to make the score respectable as they scored 16 points in the fourth quarter behind backup quarterback Colton Haggerty. Washington said the team worked hard on new run plays this week in practice and that things opened up for the Brahman offense in this game. "We did a good job of blocking up front and I was able to see the end zone," he explained. Offensive guard Bobby Jo Garza said he w as speechless after the win but that he loves his teammates and would die for them, "We just went out there tonight and did our best. We gave 100 percent and fought until the last minute." Senior Al Fludd caught ve passes for 73 y ards in the rst half. He said he was able to get the ball in open space and make some moves on defenders. "The offensive line did an excellent job tonight. They opened up major holes for DJ and everyone who ran the ball," he added. Fludd said the team played as a team, fought as a team and nished as a team. Brahman Coach Chris Branham said he challenged his teams to start making things happen in the red zone because they couldn't just sit in the locker room and get plays to land out of heaven. "We exploded in the third quarter and played well. I told them that the kids in our locker room would have to make the difference and leave the past behind them," he added. Branham was impressed with Spivey's play at quarterback as he was able to keep the defense off balance with both outside runs and then tough inside runs. "They would lean one way and we'd come back inside and run down hill. The offensive line did a great job of controlling the line of scrimmage. I give a lot of credit to those guys," he added. Game notes: There were no turnovers in the game. Okeechobee lost defensive tackle Cody Walker to an apparent knee injury late in the game. Coach Branham was not optimistic that Walker would be able to play in the next few weeks. Offensive guard Bobby Jo Garza also limped off with a minor ankle sprain late in the game. Tiger linebacker Sam Backer had several tackles behind the line of scrimmage for Martin County (2-3). Branham said he would emphasize his team go after onside kicks late in the game during practice this week. He said he wants his team to have a burning desire to nish games and win and not accept anything else. Adel Elhindi hit a 34-yard eld goal and was a perfect ve for ve on extra points for Okeechobee. Washington had a 63-yard touchdown run called back by a penalty. Okeechobee converted 2-3 on fourth down plays. Martin County------7------0------0------16---23 Okeechobee-------14------3-----14------7----38 How they scored: First Quarter Okeechobee------Morris 34 yard pass from Spivey. (El Hindi PAT)------7-0 4:40. Okeechobee------Washington 83 yard touchdown run. (El Hindi PAT)--14-0 1:45. Martin County----Patterson 55 yard pass from Mullen (Gropp PAT)------14-7 0:52. Second Quarter Okeechobee------El Hindi 34 yard eld goal ------17-7 10:25 Third Quarter Okeechobee------Howard 62 yard run. (El Hindi PAT)------24-7 10:07. Okeechobee------Washington 50 yard pass from Spivey--(El Hindi PAT) 31-7 6:30 Fourth Quarter Martin County--Haggerty three yard run. (Fillhaber run)------31-15 8:27 Okeechobee------Williams one yard run. (El Hindi PAT)------38-15 5:57 Martin County--Hagerty three yard run. (Fillhaber run)------38-23 2:26 For more game statistics see: orida. newszap.com/okeechobeenorthlake/sports/ Brahmans stomp Tigers Charles M. Murphy/ Okeechobee NewsThings got tough at the line of scrimmage for Martin County Friday as the Okeechobee line meant business and snapped a three-game losing streak.

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 As a fth generation resident of Floridas Heartland, I understand the needs of our communities. My varied professional career as a nurse, small business operator, and citrus grower gives me a wide perspective of the challenges faced in these elds. I got involved in the public arena to help shape a government thats responsive, not intrusive. I have worked hard to meet the challenges of the last few years and balance our state budget without raising taxes. With your vote on November 6, I will keep working hard for you in Tallahassee. Ž 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 9 Okeechobee News September 30, 2012 Special to the Okeechobee News/ YMSStudents of the WeekYearling Middle School of Okeechobee is proud to announce our student of the week names for Sept. 27, as follows. Standing (left to right) are Andres Serrano, Percint Wiggins and Bly Davidson; sitting (left to right) are Thomas Garcia and Cayla Kite; on the table is Sarah Jansen. Congratulations to our Students of the Week. Real Life Children’s Ranch Yard Sale extends sale daysUntil further notice, the Real Life Children’s Ranch yard sale will be open on Thursdays and Fridays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Come out for great bargains.

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Serving our community with convenience, experienced physicians, and the latest technologyDr. Epstein has been in practice for 20 years. He received his medical degree from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. His clinical training, including Internships and Residency in General Surgery and Orthopedic Surgery, were completed at Delaware Valley Medical Center. Dr. Epstein is Board Certi“ed by the American Osteopathic Academy of Orthopedics.Offering a full range of orthopedic services including: Total Hip and Knee Replacements Arthroscopic Surgery & Sports Medicine Pediatric Orthopedics Work Related injuriesIntroduces Benjamin Epstein, D.O. 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 10 Okeechobee News September 30, 2012 Clinical breast examYour yearly checkup should include a clinical breast exam. This exam may be done by a gynecologist, family doctor, nurse practitioner, or specially trained nurse. Yearly breast exams help to ensure that breast conditions are found early. Guidelines for Having Clinical Breast Exams Starting at age 20, you should have a clinical breast exam every one to three years. After age 40, have a clinical breast exam each year. If you’re at higher risk for breast cancer, you may need more frequent exams. Risk factors for breast cancer may include:  Being over 50 or postmenopausal;  A family history of breast cancer;  Having had no pregnancies or a rst pregnancy after age 30;  Obesity;  Heavy alcohol use.Your healthcare provider’s roleA healthcare professional knows the tests and follow-up care needed if a problem is found. Your clinical exam is also a great time to ask questions about breast self-exam (BSE). You can nd out whether you’re doing BSE in the most effective way. Or you may want to ask how pregnancy, breast implants, or breast reduction surger y affects the way you should examine your breasts.Diagnostic testsIf a clinical exam reveals a breast change, you may have other tests to nd out more. These tests may include:  Mammography, low-dose x-rays used to create pictures of the breast.  Ultrasound, using sound waves to create a picture of the breast.  Biopsy, the removal of a small amount of breast tissue by needle or incision. The tissue is then examined under a microscope. Raulerson Hospital provides these diagnostic services for men and women in a comfortable environment, using the latest technology. In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Raulerson Hospital is offering convenient, evening screening mammogram appointments. The evening appointments will be offered on Thursday Oct. 11 and 25 beginning at 5:00 p.m. To RSVP or for a physician referral call Consult-A-Nurse at 763-9228. Raulerson Hospital offers breast health tips Better Breathers-COPD Support Group to meetThe Better Breathers – COPD Support Group will meet in the north dining room at Raulerson Hospital at 5 p.m. on W ednesday, Oct. 3. Refreshments will be served. For more information, call 863-7639228. W omen’s Health LuncheonLearn from guest speakers from Raulerson Hospital’s medical staff and enjoy a delicious complimentary lunch on Oct. 10 in the Indian River State College – Williamson Conference Center, 2229 N.W. Ninth Ave., from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Please RSVP to 863-763-9228.Evening hours offered for mammogram screeningsRaulerson Hospital’s Outpatient Department will offer evening hours for screening mammograms on Thursday Oct. 11, and Oct. 25, at 1926 U.S. 441 N, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Refreshments will be served. For information or to make an appointment, call 863-763-9228.Learn about advanced directivesRaulerson Hospital will host a session with “Everything you need to know about Advanced Directives” on Wednesday, Oct. 24, in the Raulerson Hospital cafeteria at 10 a.m. Refreshments will be served. RSVP to 863-763-9228.Meet director of Radiology, tour Mammography SuiteMeet the director of Radiology and tour the Mammography Suite at Raulerson Hospital on Friday, Oct. 26, at 10 a.m. The program will be in the Raulerson Hospital cafeteria. Refreshments will be served. RSVP to 863-763-9228.Hospital hosts dinner, lectureDr. Benjamin Epstein, orthopaedic surgeon, will be the featured speaker at Raulerson Hospital’s Dine with the Doctor event on in the Raulerson Hospital cafeteria on Oct. 30. Dinner will start at 4:30 p.m. at a cost of $5 per person. The lecture, which is free, starts at 5 p.m. Please RSVP to 863-7639228. Health News in Brief Grand Oaks special visitorMimi Arnold from Okeechobee Special Equestrian brought Busy Bee the therapy dog to visit the residents at Grand Oaks Assisted Living Facility. Residents enjoyed giving Busy Bee treats and watching her do tricks. Special to the Okeechobee News/ Grand Oaks

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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 $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 ProMobile Bicycle Repair Service BBI Graduate Lic# G12000032821 All Makes & Models I Come to You!(561)309-9320 NOW SERVING OKEECHOBEE, MARTIN & PALM BEACH COUNTY 10% O Standard Tune Up with this coupon!Visit Us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/promobilebicyclerepair Kelly is now at Colour Me Crazy 467-3031 & 634-9162 Hours: M-F 9-5 Sat. 9-2 Later by Appt. 107 SW 17th St. Ste G Okeechobee WALK-INS WELCOME 11 Okeechobee News September 30, 2012

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Garage/ Yard SalesWe Buy Estates Antiques, Collectibles, Household, Tools, Jewelry and etc. Call 863-634-7311 For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Employment Full TimeRegistered Pharmacy Technician needed Call evenings (863)634-9331 Shop here first! The classified ads Employment Full Time SERVICE TECHNICIAN & SERVICE ADVISOR WANTED with the following quali cations:• Experienced Technician, Diesel, ASE Certi cation Preferred. • Service Advisor must have good people skills. Sound work ethic. Bene ts of our company: • Reasonable work schedule • Health bene ts • 401K • Liberal pay plan If you have an interest in joining our service team, contact James Jackson • NO Phone Calls Apply within • Dress to Impress Hours: Mon Fri 8am 5pm • Sat 8am 1pm 4224 Hwy 441 S.Okeechobee EOE/DFWP DRIVER NEEDED for a Company in Hendry County, must have a FL CDL Class B license w/Hazmat. Great bene ts: guaranteed 45 hr/week, quarterly bonus, health Ins., employer paid short & long term disability, life ins., & 401K with matching employer contributions, & competitive wages. Email resume & quali cations to: resume381@gmail.com. DRIVER/WAREHOUSE WORKER Established business in. Okeechobee is looking for a driver/warehouse worker. MUST have a clean driving record, CDL a plus but not required. Experience is preferred. FAX resume to 863-763-2253. Need a few more bucks to purchase something deer? Pick up some extra bucks when you sell your used items in the classifeids. Time to clean out the attic, basement and/or garage? Advertise your yard sale in the classifieds and make your clean up a breeze! 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. 863-763-9383 Employment Part TimeRelief Driver Needed CDL Class A, Canker endorsement. Call Monday Friday 9 am till 3 pm 863-467-9800 For more listings, go to www.newszap.com For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Business Opportunities NeedEXTRA MONEY?107 SW 17th St • Suite DInquire Within NO PHONE CALLS Reading a newspaper helps you understand the world around you. No wonder newspaper readers are more successful people! Business Opportunities One mans trash is another mans treasure. Turn your trash to treasure with an ad in the classifieds. Business Opportunities NOTICEIndependent Newspapers will never accept any advertisement that is illegal or considered fraudulent. In all cases of questionable value, such as promises of guaranteed income from work-athome programs if it sounds too good to be true, chances are that it is. If you have questions or doubts about any ad on these pages, we advise that before responding or sending money ahead of time, you check with the Better Business Bureau at 772-878-2010 for previous complaints. Some 800 and 900 telephone numbers may require an extra charge, as well as long distance toll costs. We will do our best to alert our reader of these charges in the ads, but occasionally we may not be aware of the charges. Therefore, if you call a number out of your area, use caution. For more listings, go to www.newszap.com 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. How do you find a job in todays competitive market? In the employment section of the classifieds For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Guns/Supplies*WANTED* Collector is buying older model 22 cal. Ri es & Handguns and some others, any condition Call 863-447-5915 Pets/SuppliesMini Dachshund 6 mo blacktan male $200.00. (863)801-6144 Miniature 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 TINY Chihuahua 1 yr old F, tan $200.00. (863)801-6144 Wanted To BuyCASH FOR CARS No Title Needed, Any Condition. 268junk.com Call (863)484-2012 Looking for a place to hang your hat? Look no further than the classifieds. 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. Grab a bargain from your neighbors garage, attic, basement or closet in todays classifieds. For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Farm Miscellaneous1980 CHEVY ENGINE WHITH FIVE SPEED STANDARD COMPLETE AND A GEA R TO GEAR STAND A LONG TRANSFE R CASE GREAT FO R MUD BOG TRUCK O R HOMEMADE MUDDER SET OF 24 1600 RIMS ONE GOOD TIRE 700 DOLLARS ALL (864)634-5717 For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Apartments2bdrm/1bath Duplex in town. Walking distance to stores, 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, Includes Utilities $500 per mo. 1yr lease & sec. dep. Available immediately Call 863-634-8885. FULLY FURNISHED: All utilities paid. On water. Quiet neighborhood. Adult complex. No children or pets. 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ApartmentsKINGS BAY Nice Twnhs. 2 br/1ba, Tiled oors. Inclds Water. $675/mo. + dep. Pool & Tennis Court. 863-763-7030 or 561-358-8128. Motel Alternative 2bedroon/1 bath Kings Bay Completely Furnished, by the week or the month for more information Call 863-634-8331 NW OKEE: 2 Bedroom A partments available on quiet street. Pets welcome. $650mo.,$700mo. and $750mo. 1st, last & $500 sec. 561-346-1642 V IKING/PRAIRIE 1 BR Apartment. Very clean! $650/mo. Incl. utils. No pets. Call Ron 561-329-8205. Houses Rent1004 SE 8th Drive Newly Remodeled 2 bed, 1 bath $650.00 All appliances, tile oors, hurricane windows. Immediate occupancy Last, security, references. Chris 863-447-3282 anytime $599/ 3 brBEST V ALUE ON MARKET (OKEECHOBEE COUNTY) 3 bedroom, 2 bath situated on beautiful Ranch. Newer interior upgrades, paint, carpet, ooring, etc. Water, trash, pest control and lawn service included. Call Monday Friday: 863-467-9800. NO PETS A pprox 12 minutes Northeast of town center. Beautiful Home in town 2bd /1 ba, Big Yard, $700.00 mo. 1st and last. Call for more information 863-801-4382. 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 In Town OkeechobeeOn an estate, 2 Br./1 Ba., W/D hookup, lawn serv., Non smkg. Envrnmt. Small pets ok. $700/mo. 1st, last, & $300 security. Call 941-504-3954. Houses RentOKEECHOBEE 3BR/ 1BA Duplex, W/D hookup, central a/c & heat. $625 mo. + $500 sec. (863)763-4414. 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 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 Okee3bd/1.5ba on the water $850/mo, 1bd cottage $450/mo, 1bd MH w/ detached CBS 2 room on 1/4 acre $475/ mo, 2bd/1ba MH $450/mo. 1st & sec. some include water. Call 561-346-4692 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 For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Campers/RVsWanted all Travel Trailers, Motor Homes and Fifth Wheels. Any Condition, Cash paid on the spot Call 941-347-7171 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 Automobiles2004 Chevrolet Impala V-6, good shape, runs great. Call for more information. 863-763-5888 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 OKEECHOBEE COUNTY REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS PROFESSIONAL ENGINEERING SERVICES GEOTECHNICAL SERVICES AND MATERIALS TESTING Okeechobee County RFQ # 2012-24 Notice is hereby given pursuant to Section 287.055 Florida Statutes that Okeechobee County, Florida, is requesting proposals from quali ed rms to provide professional engineering services. The successful rm will provide general material and soils testing services for Okeechobee County Projects on an as-needed basis. This agreement shall be for a one year term, renewable upon mutual consent of the parties for up to four (4) additional one year terms. Background and other information relating to this RFQ is available at the location speci ed herein for submission of proposals. Related inquiries shall be directed to Donnie Oden, Facilities Maintenance & Development Services, Director at (863) 763-0805 or email to sselvey@co.okeechobee. .us. Proposals to provide Professional Services within the scope of the practice of architecture, professional engineering, landscape architecture, or registered surveying and mapping described herein shall include: a letter of transmittal requesting that the rm be certi ed as quali ed to provide the required professional services, organizational pro le and Firm’s quali cations, resumes of individuals to perform the work, scope of services proposed, public entity crimes af davit, standard forms SF 330 and other pertinent data as outlined in the information regarding the Firm. Interested rms shall submit an original proposal and six (6) copies thereof in a sealed enclosure bearing the name and address of the proposer and the words GENERAL PROFESSIONAL ENGINEERING SERVICES by 4:00 p.m. local time on Tuesday, October 23, 2012 at the Okeechobee County HRS Facility, Donnie Oden, FMDS, 1700 NW 9th Avenue, Ste C, Okeechobee, FL 34972. Proposals received after the time and date speci ed will not be considered. Okeechobee County accepts no responsibility for any expense related to preparation or delivery of proposals. Okeechobee County reserves the right to: reject any and all proposals, select the rm most quali ed for each individual referenced project or for all referenced projects, waive technical errors and informalities, and to accept the proposal, which, in its sole judgment, best serves the public interest. Okeechobee County is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. Sharon Robertson, Clerk Margaret Garrard Helton, Chair Board of County Commissioners Board of County Commissioners Okeechobee County, Florida Okeechobee County, Florida 427380 ON 9/30/2012 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 Public Notice LEGAL NOTICE The St. Johns River Water Management District (District) issued consumptive use permit(s) at least ve years ago for the water use(s) described below. The permit(s) contained a condition requiring the permittee(s) to submit a compliance report demonstrating that the permitted water use(s) will continue to meet the District’s permitting rules for the duration of the 20-year permit(s).The District gives notice of receipt of Compliance Report(s) for the following consumptive use permit(s): Individual Consumptive Use Permit(s) The Okeechobee Partnership, PO Box 849, Wauchula, FL 33873, application #7167. This is a ten year compliance report review. The applicant proposes the continued use of 0.596 million gallons per day of groundwater for pasture irrigation, livestock watering, and household use. The withdrawals used by this proposed project will consist of groundwater from the Floridan aquifer via 12 active wells in Okeechobee County, located in Section: 6, Township: 33 South, Range: 35 East; Sections: 1, 2, 11 -14, 23, 24, 26 and 35, Township: 33 South, Range: 34 East, known as 441 Ranch. The le(s) containing the permit(s) and compliance report(s) are available for inspection Monday through Friday, except for District holidays, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the District’s Headquarters, 4049 Reid St., Palatka, FL 32177-2529. You may also view les at one of the District’s service centers, but you should call service center staff in advance to make sure that the les are at a speci c service center. Service center contact information is available online at oridaswater.com/contactus/of ces.html. Additionally, most permit le documents can be viewed online at oridaswater.com/permitting/index.html. To obtain information on how to nd and view permit le documents, visit oridaswater.com/permitting/index.html and select the topic of interest from the “Find permits and applications” heading, and then follow the directions provided under “How to nd a Technical Staff Report (TSR) or other application le documents.” Decisions on compliance reports for Standard General permits will be made at the District’s service center where the permit was processed, unless the decision on a compliance report is upgraded to a decision on a compliance report for an Individual permit as explained below. A substantial objection to a compliance report for a Standard General permit must be made in writing and led with (received by) the Director, Bureau of Regulatory Support, P.O. Box 1429, Palatka, FL 32178-1429, or by e-mail at applicationsupport@sjrwmd.com, within 14 days of noti cation of the compliance report. Please include either the Permit Number or the Project Name in the objection. Noti cation of the compliance report is either the fth day after the date on which the written notice is deposited in the U.S. mail (for those persons who receive actual notice by U.S. mail), the date on which the notice is e-mailed (for those persons who receive actual notice by e-mail), or the date the notice is published in the newspaper (if actual notice is not provided by U.S. mail or e-mail). A “substantial objection” means a written statement directed to the District that identi es the objector, concerns hydrologic or environmental impacts of the consumptive use, and relates to applicable rule criteria. A timely substantial objection will cause the decision on a compliance report for a Standard General permit to be considered a decision on a compliance report for an Individual permit. If the District receives a timely substantial objection from you, then you will receive written notice of the District’s intended decision on the compliance report. Decisions on compliance reports for Individual permits will be made by the District’s Governing Board. Notice of Intended District Decision will be provided to persons who have requested individual notice. A request for individual Notice of Intended District Decision on a compliance report must be received by the Director, Bureau of Regulatory Support prior to the date the Notice of Intended District Decision is generated. For compliance reports for Individual permits, you are advised to notify the District within 14 days of noti cation of the compliance report if you have questions, objections, comments, or information regarding the compliance report. If you make a written request to the District for additional information regarding a speci c compliance report, you will be provided an opportunity to obtain the available information. Please note that ling a written objection does not entitle you to a Chapter 120, Florida Statutes, administrative hearing. Victor Castro, Bureau Chief Bureau of Regulatory Support St. Johns River Water Management District 4049 Reid Street Palatka, FL 32177-2529 (386) 329-4570 427427 ON 9/30/2012 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN: Tanya E. Abel Last known address: 3017 SE 21st Ct Okeechobee, FL Olga Olivares Last known address: 560 SE 80th Ave Okeechobee, FL Amanda M. Dean Last known address: 3031 SE 24th St Okeechobee, FL Kurt A. Zabel Last known address: 2706 SE 31st St Okeechobee, FL You are hereby noti ed that your eligibility to vote is in question. You are required to contact the Supervisor of Elections, in Okeechobee, Florida, no later than thirty (30) days after the date of this published notice to receive the information regarding the basis for your potential ineligibility and the procedure to resolve this matter. Failure to respond may result in a determination of ineligibility by the Supervisor of Elections, and your name will be removed from the statewide voter registration system. If further assistance is needed, please contact the Okeechobee County Supervisor of Elections. Gwen Chandler Okeechobee County Supervisor of Elections 304 NW 2nd Street, Room 144 Okeechobee, Florida, 34972 (863) 763-4014 427529 ON 9/30/2012 Public NoticeNOTICE OF INTENTION TO REGISTER FICTITIOUS NAME The undersigned does hereby certify that KAJLMD, Inc. conducting a Compliance Consulting business at Okeechobee, Florida, under the ctitious name of USA Mobile Drug Testing of the Treasure Coast and that said rm is composed of the following persons whose names and places of residence are as follows: KAJLMD, Inc. 2110 NE 39th Blvd. Okeechobee, FL 34972 Ownership of USA Mobile Drug Testing of the Treasure Coast is as follows: KAJLMD, Inc. It is my intentions to apply to the Florida Department of State, Division of Corporations to register the said name of USA Mobile Drug Testing of the Treasure Coast under the provisions of Chapter 90-267, laws of Florida, Acts of 1991. KAJLMD, Inc. Date 09/27/12 427536 ON 9/30/2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA SEACOAST NATIONAL BANK, SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO BIG LAKE NATIONAL BANK, Plaintiff, VS. RUSSELL D. WAYTOVICH; THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF RUSSELL D. WAYTOVICH; DEBORAH D. WAYTOVICH A/K/A DEBORAH D. EASTRIDGE; THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF DEBORAH D. WAYTOVICH A/K/A DEBORAH D. EASTRIDGE; FORD MOTOR CREDIT COMPANY, LLC; UNKNOWN TENANT #1; and UNKNOWN TENANT #2, the names being ctitious to account for parties in possession, Defendants. NOTICE OF ACTION To: RUSSELL D. WAYTOVICH and all other parties claiming by, through, under or against them, and the several and respective unknown assigns, successors in interest, trustees, or any other person or parties natural or corporate, or whose exact legal status is unknown, claiming under the above named defendants or parties claiming to have any right, title or interest in the property hereafter described, YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose a mortgage on the following property in Okeechobee County, Florida: LOT 78, OUSLEY ESTATES, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 5, PAGES 36 AND 37, PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. TOGETHER WITH 1990 GLEN HS VIN#FLFLK79A08794GL & #FLFLK79B08794GL. has been led against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on Devin R. Maxwell, the plaintiffs aporney, whose address is 405 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 34972, on or before Oct. 30, 2012, and le the original with the clerk of this court either before service on the plaintiffs attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the complaint. DATED on Sept. 19, 2012. SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK CLERK OF COURT By: Linda F. Young Deputy Clerk 427149 ON 9/30;10/7/2012 13 Okeechobee News September 30, 2012 Place Your Ad Online, From the Comfort of Your Home! Reading a newspaper helps you understand the world around you. No wonder newspaper readers are more successful people! Time to clean out the attic, basement and/or garage? Advertise your yard sale in the classifieds and make your clean up a breeze!

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ACROSS 1 Site of many a wet bar 12 Long-eared critter 15 1962 Brenda Lee hit 16 __ Fil: Irish coronation stone 17 Protected company asset 18 Pres. Obama received an honorary one from Notre Dame 19 Sines reciprocal, in trig 20 Petitions 21 Observed 22 Egyptian hazards 23 Look 24 2003 Cy Young Award-winning reliever Eric 25 Flight formation 26 It holds the line 27 Vacation souvenirs 29 There are 300 feet between them 32 Bike power sources 33 Novelist, e.g. 35 Nunavut native, formerly 38 Spanish for little cakeŽ 42 Cockapoo pop, perhaps 44 Asian pathŽ 45 39-Down article 46 Early transport 47 Riskily off base 49 Hindu DestroyerŽ 50 Like some breezes 51 Frost 52 Wide zoot suit feature 53 View 54 Washington attraction 56 Cte dAzur view 57 Home of Spartan Stadium 58 Old leftist gp. revived in 2006 59 Very long time DOWN 1 Its under Wayne Manor 2 1953 A.L. MVP 3 Held tight 4 Its guarded by the three-headed dog Cerberus 5 Util. bill item 6 Californias __ Gatos 7 Biased 8 Give another memory jog to 9 Rear 10 Double agent Aldrich 11 Code sound 12 Hay fever treatment brand 13 Chalk feature? 14 Gloom 21 Greeted, with toŽ 23 Last president to wear a powdered wig 24 Renewal target 26 College cohort 28 Nice pass 30 Customizable online avatar 31 Bygone flier 34 Droid maker 35 Treasures 36 Dealt with bugs, in a way 37 German leaders 39 Home of the Bach-Archiv 40 Con mans dream 41 Parallels 43 Philosopher associated with 44-Across 48 Serves, with onŽ 49 Lively Cuban dance 51 Den __, Nederland 52 Touch down 54 PBS supporter 55 Asian flatbread By Barry C. Silk (c)2011 Tribune Media Services, Inc. 04/09/11 04/09/11 ANSWER TO PREVIOUS PUZZLE: Los Angeles Times Daily Crossword Puzzle Edited by Rich Norris and Joyce Nichols Lewis xwordeditor@aol.com 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 104 NW 7th Ave. Okeechobee 863-763-4010 or 888-874-2945Lic. RE Broker Auctioneer# AU2579. 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 century21okeechobee@earthlink.net • 1200 S. Parrott Ave. • Century21okeechobee.co m • Two Viking 1.25 acre parcels each $2,995 • 50X127.5 Lot NW 6th St (Okeechobee PK) $4,995 • 5+/-acres NW 30th Ter (Potter Rd) $42,000 • 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 Seller Needs to Sell! 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 1016-H: Blue Heron 2 Story, 3/3.5 with screened in-ground pool. 2481 under air/3355 total sq ft. Crown molding, Granite Counters and New a/c. Needs some TLC. $204,900 MLS #206204 FORECLOSURE FORECLOSURE FORECLOSURE NEW LISTING REDUCED 5003-H: Lazy 7 Estates 3/2/2 on acre. 2022 total sq ft/1290 under air. Many upgraded features. All Wood cabinets with tile backsplash and much more. $159,900 MLS #206138 5013-H: Basswood 3BR/2BA CBS home on a large lot, built 2005, 1082 sq ft under roof. Has potentials. Needs some TLC. Make an offer! $49,900 5015-H: Country home on 10+/-acres zoned Ag. Concrete & brick. 2122 SF under air/3196 TSF., lg 30x60 barn w/3 stalls, wrkshp, Too many extras to list! $325,000 NOW $295,000 MLS #205942 5008-M: Pioneer Estates 2/2 Double Wide on acre with two sheds. Additional acre in the back available for $15,000. $45,900 MLS #206211. 5014-H: Basswood 3 br/2 ba concrete block w/garage, on corner lot, built in 2004, 1164 total sq ft/1566 under air. Needs some TLC. Easy to see. $55,995 NOW $49,895 MLS #206126 Over 100 Listings BEAUTY in BET HER ACRES ~ Delightful 3-4 Bd/ 2 Ba/ family room and 18x28 game room. Country charm permeates this lovely home on one acre. Open concept, bkfast bar, Corian counters. Updated kitchen and baths. Pottery Barn Charm! $199,000 Call Lori (863) 634-1457 V i c k i S A n d e r s o n Lic. RE Broker Your Hometown RealtorGiving you theservice you deserve!21442 E. SR 78, BHR € Okeechobee 863-634-4106vic_anderson@earthlink.netwww.andersonrealtyco.com 14 Okeechobee News September 30, 2012 The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) will host a free hunter safety course in Okeechobee on Oct. 6 and 7 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Except for those who have already successfully completed the online portion of the course, attendance on both days is required for certi cation. If you have completed online portion of the course, you only need to attend the rst day. You will need to bring the nal Web report, which does not have to be notarized. Students will learn about hunting laws, safe gun handling and hunter ethics/responsibility, among other topics, before taking the nal test. The course also includes live ring instruction on a shooting range. Classes both days will be held at the Okeechobee County Sheriff's Of ce Shooting Range, 5025 S.W. 26th Avenue. Participants can sign up at MyFWC.com/ HunterSafety or by calling the FWC's South Region Of ce at 561-625-5122. A link to the online part of the course and a statewide schedule of hunter safety classes are available at MyFWC.com/HunterSafety. Anyone born on or after June 1, 1975, must pass an approved hunter safety course before purchasing a Florida hunting license. Parents or legal guardians must accompany children under 16 years of age to all classes. To participate in the live- re exercises, children under 18 years old must present a parental release form signed by a parent or legal guardian. FWC offers hunter safety course Crossword Puzzle

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By Charles M. MurphyOkeechobee News  The Brahman boys golf team fell to V ero Beach 143-167 in a match held on Tuesday at the Club at Pointe West in Vero Beach. Kodi Stephen led Okeechobee with a 37, 1-over par. Payton Taylor and Jake Leffew both shot 1-under 35’s for the Indians, (7-1). Zach Hudson shot 40, Kutter Crawford 45, and Kyle Mullins 45 for Okeechobee. Brahman Coach Kenny Buckner said Vero has a very talented squad this year as they shot (1-under) as a team. He said the match is another learning experience for his young squad. “The young guys are getting educated right now. I believe it will pay off for them in the future,” he added.  A college recruiting seminar will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 9 at Okeechobee High School. A group of current and former college coaches in the organization A thletic Quest will hold the free seminar. It is designed to help educate parents, student athletes and the public on the realities of college recruitment and what you must do to have those opportunities. For further information call Coach John Scott or Chad Kartchner at 801-253-3360. It will be held at the High School campus at 7:45 p.m.  The Yearling volleyball team overcame Sebastian Middle 25-11 and 25-13 on Monday afternoon. Megan Hargraves had six service aces. Rachel Bryan had ve aces. Raylee Coleman had four service aces. Bryan and Abby Ericson both had four kills at the net. Setter Carrie Wharin had 10 assists to lead the Lady Bulls. Coach Bruce Conrad said Sebastian has improved a great deal in the past year but his team played very well Monday, “We are playing very strong as a team and we have worked hard to cut down our unforced errors.”  Osceola volleyball rolled past Oslo 2513 and 25-17 on Monday. The team played well together and encouraged each other nicely during the match. Coach Kati Lawson said Osceola continues to improve their game this season. Setter Andee Garcia said the girls want to do better next time they play Yearling Middle. “We did really well on our serve receive and now we are ready for Yearling.” Middle attacker Michaela Myers said the team continues to improve their chemistry as they play more matches together, “We played like we have played a million times together.” Left Hitter Riylie Norton said she feels the Lady Warriors are beginning to peak late in the season, “We played the best two games we have played all year.”  The Okeechobee junior varsity football team fell to Martin County 35-22 on Thursday night in Stuart. Angel Garcia rushed for 120 yards and a touchdown for Okeechobee, (2-1). Fred Bradley added a one yard touchdown run for the Brahmans. Wyatt Bessenbacher had a 60 yard kick return for Okeechobee.  Martin County scooped up three Brahman fumbles and scored 21 points off turnovers in the game. JV Coach Chris Hall said his team gave the game away but never quit despite some adversity. “Now we’ll nd out what kind of character we have next week when we play a tough South Fork program. We’ll nd out what we’re made of.” Yearling volleyball outlasted Gifford on Wednesday 25-19 and 25-16 in a competitive battle in Okeechobee. The Lady Dolphins had two tall 6-foot girls at the net which made things dif cult for the Lady Bulls. Josie Grif n had four blocks and four kills. Megan Hargraves, Raylee Coleman, Abby Ericson and Rachel Bryan all had four kills. Carrie Wharin led Yearling with 17 assists. The Brighton JV volleyball team has been busy lately as they battle older varsity squads in the area. They defeated Ahfachkee in two games Wednesday 25-9 and 25-7. Alici a Fudge had two kills and eight service aces. Cady Osceola had four aces and one kill. Coach Kelley Smiley said the girls continue to improve and turn heads, “The girls are working hard and taking care of business one match at a time.”  Osceola Warrior soccer defeated Storm Grove 7-3 on Wednesday afternoon in Vero Beach. Daniel Ruiz had ve goals, while Adoniel Martinez and David Sandoval added one goal apiece. Coach Jorje Botello said he felt the team really came together well on Wednesda y and attacked the Sting Rays goal, “I’m ver y proud of all the hard work the team has put in despite the losses we have had. These boys have started to turn into a group of ne young men and I could not ask for more from them.” Sports News in Brief 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 CDA BAND8pm on the patio! DAILY EVENT CALENDAR Applebee’s Okeechobee 4pm Close 15 Okeechobee News September 30, 2012 On Sept. 18, Russ Adams Taekwondo held Hapkido testing for the rst time at their new location. Luis Maisonet, 1st Degree Black Belt, from Orlando came down to conduct the testing for the World Hapkido Association. Hapkido is a martial arts style that was developed in Korea. This style helps students to coordinator power and utilizing an opponent’s own energy against themselves. Hapkido training also conditions mind and the body to work together as a development of total awareness. Come and try two free classes at 108 NE 7th Street or call 863-697-1206. Russ Adams’ Taekwondo holds Hapkido testing Special to the Okeechobee News/ Juliet SkinnerRuss Adams’ Taekwondo students and instructors present at the recent Hapkido testing included (left to right) Russ Adams, Bill Tye, Chris Hans, Vick Garrison, Robert Smith, Mckayla Skinner and Luis Maisonet.

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